Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Havilands, Gould, and Cline 1919

Lawrenceville Republican June 12, 1919
  • · The editor stated “that the women suffrage Act passed Congress because it was Republican.”
  • ·         Members of the Haviland baseball team were: Bradshaw – second base, Bonham – first base, Kelly – shortstop, Gosnell – left field, Hambrick – right field, Everdon – centerfield, Cullom – third base, Greenberg – center, and Irvin – pitcher.
  • ·         A band concert was given on the courthouse lawn Thursday evening. On Friday afternoon 42 people from Pinkstaff motored to St. Francisville and visited the Old Folks Home. They took lunch along and shared it with the matron, Miss  Reeves, and the residents.
  • ·         Congressman E.B. Brooks introduced a bill in the House granting Lawrenceville a post office building at a total cost of not more than $75,000.  According to the editor though, the present Congress might not be able to do any public work of this character owing to the great expenses of the war and the manifest great waste of money by the preceding Congress.
  • ·         Obituary of Abner Lutz Gould – Last Brother of Aaron Gould Family, One Sister Only Remaining.

In the death of Abner Lutz Gould, the last of six worthy sons of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Gould
passes from our midst. Five widows of those splendid citizens yet live, three of them meeting their great sorrow within the last month. The six brothers in the order of their going are Thomas, Victor, Clint, John, William and Abner.
The last named passed away at his home in Denison, Friday. He had suffered from heart trouble for some time, but was bad sick but a few days, dying of  neuralgia of the heart. The funeral was one of the largest ever witnessed in the Township, and was held  Sunday afternoon at three o'clock in the Pisgah church. His pastor, Rev. William Pease, officiated at the funeral.

The following life history was read: Abner Lutz,, son of Aaron and Eliza Buchanan, was born August 19, 1846: departed this life, June 6, 1919, age 72 years, 9 months, and 15 days. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Denison on October 30, 1873 after which they located on a farm near the place of his birth and the church he loves so well, thereby spending his entire life in this community. He leaves a devoted wife, and only sister, Mrs. Clara Gray of Lawrenceville, many nieces and nephews and host of friends to mourn their loss. He united with the Pisgah Presbyterian Church March 25, 1866 and on January 22, 1905 he was elected deacon of this church.… Uncle Abner often engaged in talking about the days when he attended Sunday school in the old log church at this place.
  • ·         Lura Eldon McFarland, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Farland,
    died at her home 1 S. 11th St., Sunday evening after an illness of about 10 days. Death was due to tubercular meningitis. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the free Methodist Church, her pastor Rev. Grimes officiating. She was one of a large family and leaves beside her sorrowing parents eight brothers and sisters to mourn her early passing.
  • ·         The members of the Lawrenceville City Council were W.F. Dickerson, S.J. Gee, T.C. Watts, Noah M. Tohill, and Charles F. Breen. They appointed “Red” Brewer as night police officer.
  • ·         Capt. Earl Cline, son of Dr. and Mrs. W.T. Cline arrived in Lawrenceville Monday noon from Lincoln, Nebraska. Capt. Cline is yet in the service, expecting to receive his discharge at Camp Funston , Kansas, on his way back home. It will be remembered that Capt. Cline was commissioned at the training camp at Fort Dodge, Iowa. He did service with General Wood at Camp Funston and went with the 89th Division to France. In the St. Mihiel  drive he was shot in the head while leading his men, and by a marvelous surgical operation he has completely  recovered. He has been in the Army of Occupation and arrived home with his command a few days ago. He will enter the practice of law with a strong firm in Lincoln as soon as he receives his discharge. He will leave Lawrenceville the last of the week.
  • ·         The Lawrence County Medical Society met in the courthouse in Lawrenceville Wednesday evening May 28. Dr. J.R. Thompson of Bridgeport was elected president, Dr. J. A. Emmons of Pinkstaff vice president, Dr. F.F. Petty of Lawrenceville secretary and Dr. R.L. Gordon of Lawrenceville treasurer. Dr. Vance Funk of Vincennes addressed the  society using a stereopticon; his subject being Surgical Operations On Bones.