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Four generations of the Trapp family are in this photo from 1902. In back is Steve Trapp, who was a banker at the Vernon Bank. In front are his mother, Missouri Trapp, and grandmother Sarah Wells holding twins Florence Trapp Simpson and Margaret Trapp Peace. The babies were born in the Jennings County Courthouse in Vernon on June 26, 1902. A relative of the family, Charles Trapp, was the sheriff at the time. The sheriff hired the family to cook and help in the jail and provided living quarters in an apartment in the courthouse.—Submitted Photo
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Four generations of the Trapp family are in this photo from 1902. In back is Steve Trapp, who was a banker at the Vernon Bank. In front are his mother, Missouri Trapp, and grandmother Sarah Wells holding twins Florence Trapp Simpson and Margaret Trapp Peace. The babies were born in the Jennings County Courthouse in Vernon on June 26, 1902. A relative of the family, Charles Trapp, was the sheriff at the time. The sheriff hired the family to cook and help in the jail and provided living quarters in an apartment in the courthouse.—Submitted Photo
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North Vernon
Plain Dealer
March 4, 1920

The Sun
March 4, 1920

New library

The Jennings County Library was thrown open to the public for the circulation of books at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. During the three hours of the afternoon that the doors were open, 196 people registered and secured books.

The visitors were received by the librarian, Miss Elizabeth Roman and her assistant, Miss Mildred Adams, who ushered the people through the building, saw that each was properly registered and assisted each in selecting a book.

The tables and chairs for the reading rooms, which were delayed in transit, arrived Monday and each afternoon this week the library has been visited by both adults and children who have occupied the reading rooms for hours at a time.

For the present, the library will be open from 2 until 5 o'clock in the afternoon only.

The date of the formal opening will be announced later, and after that date the doors will be open at all hours each day until 5 o'clock in the evening.

Circuit Court news
Peter Vogel, guardian of George Vogel, person of unsound mind, filed final settlement report which was examined and approved.

In the matter of the estate of Wolf Gumble, deceased, petition was filed by executor to sell one-half interest in the Gumble Store for not less than appraised value.

New church building
Following the completion of a series of meetings conducted by the Rev. F.R. Davies at the city hall, the Christian Church members subscribed to a building fund with an initial subscription of $1,000.

During the tornado here two years ago, the Christian Church building was demolished and has never been reconstructed, but the members now have planned to rebuild on the old site.

Marriage licenses
Carmine Ercel Bever, Glenwood, to Ruth Elizabeth Rogers, Paris Crossing.

James Everett Hoffman, Lovett, to Elda Mayora Detamore, Commiskey.

Luther Robinson vs Mabel Robinson.

Mattie Fible vs Edward Fible.

Lloyd B. Wallace vs Lula A. Wallace.

Owen C. Brattain vs Rosebelle Brattain.

Webb Spencer vs Zella G. Spencer.

Blanche Fields vs Frank Fields.

Martha Hardwick vs George Hardwick.

Lucy Pearl vs Joseph R. Pearl.

James H. Donavon, son of John and Mary J. Donavon died Feb. 8 at the age of 70 years, 6 months, and 4 days.

John P. Casey, age 60, died at his home southwest of Scipio Tuesday, of asthma. Surviving are four daughters, one son. The funeral was held today at Scipio.

William Hough, age 3 months, died Monday. The remains were taken to Louisville Tuesday for burial. Death resulted of pneumonia.

North Vernon
Miss Bertha McConnell Smith has returned from an extended visit at Chicago.

Mrs. Elizabeth Nolte orders her newspaper changed from this city to Indianapolis where she recently moved.

Mr. and Mrs. Burt Hudson were at Louisville Wednesday.

Rev. C.P. Gibbs, pastor of the M.E. Church, went to Indianapolis on Tuesday morning to attend the Interchurch State Convention. Two thousand Indiana pastors will meet in Tomlinson Hall for a three-day session.

The Jennings County Shipping Association, of which J.G. Marsh is manager, had shipped its second car load of stock to the market since its organization a month ago.

Walter Powell of the Grayford neighborhood was a business caller here Tuesday.

Earl Linkhart, a local merchant, is selling out his stock of goods with a view of discontinuing business. Mr. Linkhart sees bright prospects for the Linkhart Manufacturing Co., manufacturers of Economy Corn Separators, and he will become associated in that business with his father and others.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carnes went to Marion Friday of last week to attend the funeral of Mr. Carnes' brother.

Fred Lowrey attended the Sipe-Barton sale Monday.

Cal Lucas is moving in the old Sage house owned by Cal Lewis.

Ed Barnes is moving to the Carl Polk house where he will reside for the coming year.

Mary Virginia Moore is on the sick list with pneumonia.

Harve Lewis left for Illinois Monday to work for the summer.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Sparks, Feb. 23, a son.

Bud Walker has been confined to his bed with an attack of appendicitis but is much improved.

Our community was suddenly shocked Friday morning when the message arrived stating that Sidney A. Donavon was found dead sitting in a chair in his room at Wheeling, West Virginia. Sid, as every one called him, left here on Feb. 15, apparently well. His death was due to heart failure.

Mrs. Rose Gordon and daughters were shopping at Holton Saturday.

Miss Dorothy Bindhammer was the guest of Leola and Kenneth Toole Thursday night.

Jessie H. Grinstead has gone to North Vernon to make his home for a while with James Grinasted and family.

Two Mile
John Weber is employed at Elwood and has been seriously ill with the flu and pneumonia.

Mrs. Edgar Pettit called on Mrs. Grant Wire Monday afternoon.

Sam Leonard has vacated the farm lately owned by J.E. Nicely and moved to the Level Farm near the Elliot School.

Wayne Day spent Monday morning at the home of Grant Wire.

Old man flu has at last visited our vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Grant Wire and son, Moses, have been confined to the house the past week but all are improving nicely at the present time.

Lonesome Corner
Mr. And Mrs. Shady, who has been sick for the past week with the flu, are better at this writing.

Mrs. Jesse Weber has the flu.

Conda Davis moved a load of household goods for John Read to Letts one day last week.

Moving seems to be the main business going on around here the past few weeks.

Mr. Cady has moved from the Bindhammer farm to a farm near North Vernon.

Ike Starkey will move to his property he recently bought of Mrs. William Laherty.

Bennets Branch
Arthur Neal had the flu the latter part of last week.

Vance Waltermire has the measles.

Mrs. Bertha Schmoe, who has been real sick with the flu, is better.

Curl Fenley is real sick with neuralgia and a gathering on her throat.

Glenn Foist spent Sunday with Lee Wilkerson and family.

Harry Lane has returned to his home at Columbus after spending the winter with his grandfather, Charles Bennett.

Andrew Lafferty has not been so well.

Mildred Amick and Mary Milholland spent Sunday with Marjorie Clark.

W.S. Walter is opening his sugar camp.

Mrs. Hazel Clarkson and daughter returned to Indianapolis Sunday after a visit here at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.O. Clarkson.

Miss Glenn Taylor is some better as she is now able to sit up part of the time.

J.W. Miles was at Seymour on business.

Albert Pool returned home Monday from a visit with relatives at Westport.

J.E. Rine has purchased the J.P. Murphy property and moved there this week.

Mrs. Helen Spry joined her husband at Indianapolis on Saturday.

Mrs. Edith Ross returned home from Indianapolis on Wednesday of last week.

Mr. and Mrs. O.F. Phillips were at North Vernon on business Monday.

J.W. Silver was at Cincinnati on business Saturday.

Advertisement: We have a new shipment of Florence oil stoves. See them before you buy. - Eakins Brothers.

Mr. And Mrs. Vernon Shaw are down with the flu at his father's, James Shaw.

Homer Walt returned to Anderson after a few days visit with his sister and brother.

Mrs. Ed Welker, Mrs. Seba Trapp, Mrs. William Nauer and Miss Kate Wenzel were entertained at 6 o'clock dinner last Wednesday by Mrs. Harden on the "Rob Farm."

George Hartwell and family moved in George Rogers house.

Grant Boulie moved into his house he just purchased from James Marley.

Mrs. Grace Yater and children visited her mother last week.Rabbit Plains
Mr. Bowers' folks, who have all been so sick with influenza, are improving.

A little son, Vernon Vayle, arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Baker on Sunday, Feb. 28, but the little one only lived until Tuesday morning. Burial was at Graham Wednesday.

Frank Fewell has the flu.

Mrs. Cecil Smith continues very poorly.

Helen Buck spent one night last week with Pearl Peterson near Grayford.

Edna Kraus spent Monday afternoon with Andrian Yvonne and Bernice Baker.

F.L. Bland was transacting business in Vernon Monday.

Fish Creek
Marcellus White is on the sick list.

John Klein called on Charles Bowers at Edinburg Saturday.

Mrs. Reeves left Saturday for her new home in the northern part of the state.

Rev. Wilkins, who injured his shoulder by a fall on the ice, is able to be out again.

John Euler, who had a rheumatism attack, is must improved and was able to go to North Vernon Saturday.

Mrs. William Fisher returned home from Indianapolis Friday morning where she had been visiting with her two sisters.

Richard Meeks says that the pike, known as the Kinder Pike, is in a very bad condition.

Webb Spencer still runs on the milk route as far south as Richard Meeks' residence.

Mrs. Ivan Marsh visited her brother and family at Vernon Thursday.

John Ochs and wife were Sunday visitors at William Fisher's home. Also there were Miss Myra Woodard and Fred Ochs.

Jacob Ponsler is quite ill of influenza.

Alle and James Hilbert were the Sunday guests of J.R. Spiker and family.

Jacob Starkey and wife were the Sunday guests of their son, Selah, and wife of this place.

E.W. Cummins, who is employed in Indianapolis, came home Saturday to spend a few days with home folks.

Mrs. Dole Holzlier and baby are ill at this writing.

Jacob Large has moved in the house vacated by Parvek Burton. He is going to work for Eph. Jordan the coming year.

Peter Barnes sold his farm to Peter Snyder.

Wilson Grims and family motored to Greensburg Sunday.

St. Ann's
Mr. And Mrs. George Kipper of near North Vernon called on Matt
Holdrieth and family Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hill called on Paul Matern last Sunday.

Fred Daeger left for Cincinnati on Monday of last week where he has a position.

Shoo Fly Corner
Handy Johnson and nephew, Hollis, were at Seymour on business Friday.

Sam Banks visited at John Riches Sunday.

Julius Johnson delivered a fine veal calf to Seymour butchers Monday.

Happy Glen
Jim Wilds is able to be out again.

G.M. Dixon and family have the flu.

C.B. Shedd spent Monday afternoon with J.R. Littell.

Mrs. Nettie Jines McHenry, wife of Charles McHenry of Jinestown, died at her home Thursday morning after a few days illness of pneumonia, following an attack of the flu. Burial was at Marble Corner Cemetery Sunday afternoon. Three weeks ago her daughter, Barbara died in Chicago and was buried and a son, Herbert, is seriously ill, but reported slightly better.

Mr. Groves, formerly a resident of this vicinity, died at Indianapolis the first of last week and was buried here Friday.

Little Virginia Harrell is suffering from what is thought to be whopping cough.

Earl Shepherd sold a lot of horses and cattle at public sale Saturday afternoon. Col. John Smith of Middlefork did the auctioneering.

Clarence Miller is driving Schlosser Brothers' cream and egg truck. Mrs. Miller has taken charge of the testing station in place of James Wharton, who resigned to do the annual assessing in Lancaster Township.

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