Tuesday, January 31, 2017

News in the Robinson Paper

News of Lawrence County found in the Robinson CONSTITUTION- from our researcher D Foote.

January 8, 1902  Lawrenceville business men pulled off a series of turkey races last week that attracted a crowd of 1,500 people and created more fun than you could shake a stick at. (apparently an old saying) In the fat men's race,  Noah Tohill got the gobbler.

January 15, 1902  Palmer Goodwin has purchased the Frank Currie farm north of Russellville containing about 200 acres; consideration $6,400. W.E Bond, the up-to-date undertaker from Flat Rock was called to Lawrence County Saturday to conduct the funeral of A.B. Fitch.

January 29, 1902  Dr. McGowen reported a clearly defined case of small-pox at Russellville. A physician. who had been visited relatives in Indiana, brought the disease there and was the means of spreading it. Cleanliness helps to prevent the spread of germs of this disease.

PALESTINE REPORTER   Heathsville news: There is quite a scare here over the small pox in Russellville and it is feared that some of our citizens have been exposed.

February 5, 1902  Another case of small pox is reported at Russellville. Frank Calvert broke out Saturday and he has a large family to have it.

JANUARY 14, 1903 Marriage license-Berton D. Fritchie age 21-Birds; Florence Rundle age 21-West Port

FEBRUARY 4, 1903 Marriage license-John Boley age 22-Lawrence Co.; Amanda Lavina Watson age 22-Duncanville

MARCH 4, 1903 Col A.B. Cooper went to Lawrence county to auctioneer a combination sale for Montgomery Wampler to be held near Birds, Tuesday.

MARCH 16, 1903 J.H. Longnecker, a prominent  farmer of Bond township, Lawrence county, died Friday afternoon.