Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Spring 1899 News of the County

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News of Lawrence County as written in the Robinson Consitution
APRIL 19, 1899
Amos Goff and Sarah C. Conover, of Westport vicinity, accompanied by about thirty friends and neighbors, came to town last Thursday. After procuring the necessary papers from County Clerk, G.W. Hill and obtaining the services of Judge Madding, they were united in marriage in the parlors of the Buchanan hotel. LAWRENCEVILLE NEWS
APRIL 26, 1899
Every town in Lawrence County voted against issuing liquor licenses, hence there will not be a saloon in the entire county.
Flat Rock came out ahead in the ball game with Pinkstaff Saturday by a large margin.
MAY 10, 1899
Chas E. Jones, a prominent farmer from Pinkstaff was in Flat Rock Saturday.
License has been granted to sell liquor at St. Francisville, not withstanding the proposition was voted down by the majority at the village election.
MAY 24, 1899
Mrs. Mary Farrel died at her home neat Russellville, Tuesday morning and was interred in Wesley Chapel cemetery Thursday, Rev. Knox, of Vincennes, officiating. Deceased united with the Presbyterian Church at Palestine in the early part of her life and ever lived a devoted Christian. She leaves three sons, three daughters, besides a host of friends to mourn her death.
MAY 31, 1899
John Williams, the saw mill man of Lawrenceville, was in Flat Rock on business on Monday.
JUNE 7, 1899
Flat Rock News: Several from here attended the funeral of Capt. R.J. Ford at Birds Sunday.
Miss Sarah Longnecker of Lawrence County, died very suddenly Sunday night at her home west of Birds, aged forty five years. She was never married.
W.G. Wilbur of Russellville is visiting Dr. Conover at Hardinsville.
JUNE 14, 1899
Dr. Grayson of St. Francisville visited Palestine Tuesday.
Hardinsville News: Jas. Shipman and son Ira, are running their saw mill now, John Williams, of Lawrenceville, is chief sawyer.
John Bayard visited his parents at Birds Sunday.
JUNE 21, 1899
Jack Odell and children of Lawrenceville were in Robinson Monday and Tuesday.
C.W. Dunphy, of Sumner, is here working in the interest of the McCormick Machine Co.
JUNE 27, 1899

Mrs. Kate Connett, wife of our late comrade, Dr. P.P. Connett was summoned to Lawrenceville to attend the funeral of the babe of Dr. James E. Connett and wife, who had been scalded.