Wednesday, June 15, 2016

St Francisville 1904

April 18, 1904 News of St Francisville:

The many friends of Peter Roby learned of his death that occurred last Saturday morning from blood poisoning.  The Funeral took place, Monday morning at the Catholic Church and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.

The remains of Mrs. Mary Wormington, who committed suicide by taking morphine, were brought here from St. Louis Monday morning and interred in the Protestant Cemetery Monday afternoon.

Uncle Thomas Brooks is suffering almost to death with senile(?) gangrene on his heel.

Ms. Perl Stoltz began a spring term of school at Harmony, Monday. Ms. Maggie Sanders began a spring term of school at Liberty.

J.T. Litherland received a fine carload of lumber from Spain and Company, of Lawrenceville, and is storing it in the old town hall until he gets ready to work on his new building.

Dr. Abell sold his farm near Birds for property in Birds and $1000. Robert Hedge is the captain of a little canoe that takes Dr. Abell every few days to relieve the sick in the Wabash bottoms.

A daughter was born to Grant Jett and wife, April 8.


John Briggs sold the first buggy of the season.