Thursday, April 7, 2016

Frances Crane Kirkwood and Other News of 1927

Lawrence County News May 25th 1927

Henry Woods of Robinson has purchased the Roy Tracy Market and Grocery on N. 11th St. and will take possession about the middle of June.

George Hartman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Hartman, of the city, has received notice of his appointment as a cadet to West Point Military Academy and will report for duty July 1.

Announcement was made last week of the marriage of Frances Faye Pinkstaff to Louis D. Magula. The ceremony was performed in Indianapolis, December 4, but kept a secret until last week.
Ed. Note:  She was the daughter of Tilden J and Isabelle Pinkstaff. The family lived on Lexington Av in Lawrenceville in 1920 census.  Her father was a house carpenter: Frances was born about 1907.Information on Find-a-grave lists her husband as Benjamin W. Fry; both being buried in St. Louis MO.

The Old Folks Home is being dedicated.

Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Kirkwood  will leave Saturday for New York and will sail next week for London, England, where they will spend a couple of months with their daughter, Mrs. P. H. Crane, and family.


Ed Note: Frances Kirkwood Crane, mystery novelist, wrote and published more than 25 novels. She was a  graduate of LTHS  and U of I.    The Kirkwood home was located on Fifteenth and Jefferson St, Lawrenceville.   The Lawrence County Public Library has several of her original books I believe.