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100 Years Ago
|Butlerville High School girls basketball team. Picture taken March 6, 1929. In back, left to right: Ruth Cooper, Mae (Fitzgerald), Coach Margaret Dillard, Grace Shonk, Mable Lewis, Elise Yeager. Middle row l to r: Margaret Allen, Ladima Chaille, Mary Speedy. Front l to r: Opal Melson, Leota Dudley, Chalice Hornback.—PD&S File Photo.|
Tracy EderNorth Vernon
April 1, 1920
New company at Butlerville
The residence of Harvey Yater on the B&O Branch southwest of this city, burned to the ground Tuesday afternoon. It is believed that the fire was caused from a spark from the flue and the high wind spread the flames so rapidly that it was impossible to save the building. The Fire Department was called but the fire was far advanced when the men arrived and it being outside the city limits, no water supply was available. Almost all the household goods were consumed.
A smoke house belonging to Charles Reasoner in the Fish Creek neighborhood burned to the ground on Tuesday of last week. The blaze was discovered at about four o'clock but the building was in flames before help could be summoned. Mr. Reasoner sustained a heavy loss.
Arnold Shuck, the 17 yer old son of Mr. and Mrs. P.F. Shuck, who live about two miles east of this city, was the victim of a hold up as he was returning home from this city Saturday night.
The boy left here about 10:30 o'clock and just after he had crossed the wagon bridge across the Muscatatuck and started to pass under the railroad bridge, a stranger stepped forward and pushed a gun in his face commanding him to throw up his hands. Arnold told him he had no money but the man answered that he knew he had some money and when the boy told him he had put his money in the bank he answered, "no you didn't put it in the bank."
The robber secured only 30 cents in his search and did not get the boy's watch, which was wrapped in his handkerchief in his hip pocket.
Sam Chaille suffered an injury to his right wrist Tuesday while cranking his Ford. No bones were broken but the wrist is so badly wrenched that he will have to keep it bandaged for some time.
Miss Doris Lattimore of this city and Maurice Coryea of Seymour were married last Thursday at the Methodist parsonage. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Lattimore of Spencer township and the groom, a B&O employee, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melville Coryea.
Miss Mildred James, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.I. James and Charles Graham, both of Lovett township, were married at Vernon yesterday by
Rev. Coy. They will reside in Commiskey.
George Leeds of this city and Miss Frieda Parks of Madison were married last Thursday at Madison by Rev. J.W. Turner. This marks the groom's second matrimonial venture. They will reside in this city.
Mrs. Lena Herron, daughter of Mrs. J.H. Hole of this city, was married to Chester Bridges, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Bridges of Commiskey at Louisville last Thursday. They will reside in Indianapolis.
Miss Lena Klingner of this city and Harry Sparks of Anderson were married last Saturday at Anderson where they will reside. The bride is the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Klingner. The groom is a Big Four employee.
Ernest Hagerman Tripp, aged 65 years, died at his home at Woodruff Place Indianapolis at about one o'clock Wednesday afternoon, March 31st. The body will be brought to this city Friday morning and the funeral will take place from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fern Verbarg on Jennings Street at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Ernest H. Tripp was a son of Colonel and Mrs. Hagerman Tripp and was born and raised in Jennings County.
He was educated in North Vernon schools and Indiana University. From the time of his early manhood he was a member of the firm of Tripp Brothers of North Vernon and went to Indianapolis in the year 1894 to take over the management of the firm's interests in that city. He built his summer home here and maintained that home until about six years ago when he located permanently to Indianapolis.
Perhaps no person of the community had a wider acquaintance that did Mr. Tripp for the Tripp Brothers' interests gave him business connections in many cities, he being actively interested in a carriage manufacturing plant in Cincinnati, mercantile business in Chicago, and coal mining interests in Green County, Indiana. He also had charge of the handling of railroad tax contracts for the railroad companies for a number of years. The past six years he had been at the head of the trip
Warehouse Company at Indianapolis.
He was a trapshooter of note and this carried his exploits to Europe where he took part in two international shooting matches. He was at all times actively engaged in politics and his wife acquaintance and popularity gave him a strong influence. Although he had established residence at Indianapolis, he maintained a strong affection and lively interest in his native city and county and could be relied upon at all times to use his influence in any matter for the benefit of North Vernon and Jennings County.
Mrs. Martha Jane Busbee Shepherd, aged 82 years, died at the home of her son, Will Shepherd in this city Tuesday night, March 23. The body was taken to Dupont Thursday and the funeral service was held at the Dupont Methodist Church conducted by Rev. C.P. Gibbs of this city.
Burial was in the Dupont Cemetery.
Mrs. Margaret Beck, aged 36, wife of Chris Beck, died at the Schneck Hospital in Seymour at 4:45 o'clock Friday morning, March 26th. She had been in ill health for many months and a surgical operation had been resorted to as a means of prolonging her life, but her condition was such as could not be relieved and she died without regaining consciousness. She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thadius Dixon and was born at Paris, ind. She is mourned by her husband and little son, Norman, by her parents, and two brothers, Parley Dixon and Clifford Dixon of this city.
Mrs. Annie Hood, colored, aged 100 years and 22 days, died at her home in Vernon Monday, March 29th. Funeral service was held at the M.E. Church at Vernon Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Gibbs.
Leonard Fenry Zwayers, age 67, died at his home in this city Saturday following a paralytic stroke. Funeral services were Monday from the residence and interment in the city cemetery. The deceased was a harness maker and had been employed at the Dombar harness shop.
Mr. Vannie Thomas anticipates moving to North Vernon.
Frank Hargesheimer spent Monday at Madison.
Mary Ferguson spent Monday with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Davis.
Chas. Shepherd was a caller in the Zion neighborhood Sunday.
Ira Matthews and family are spending a few days in Marion Township.
Cora Spencer spent Sunday with Mrs. Gohn at Tea Creek.
Dorsey Trap and Edward Butcher were callers in Lovett Saturday.
Mrs. Hubert Short was called to her home near Dupont on Saturday on account of the illness of her brother, Edward Richmond.
Mrs. Otis Wildman, who is teaching in the Benj. Harrison school in Indianapolis, came Monday to spend the spring vacation with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Chaille.
An unknown man about 38 years old was killed at the Wagner Crossing on Monday. Charles Beeson was engineer on the train and blew the whistle but it was not heeded. He was buried at the Butlerville Cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. T.O. Clarkson were at North Vernon on business one day last week.
Will Phillips of North Vernon was here Friday.
J.W. Miles had the misfortune to break both bones of the right arm at the wrist while cranking his Ford on Sunday afternoon.
Ervin Morrison is able to be out again after his recent illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Klayer spent the week-end here with relatives.
Born on Wednesday March 25th to Clifford Fewell and wife, a daughter, Ruth.
Harry Heid and family and Calvin Rayburn and family called on the Gifford family recently.
J.W. Morris and family visited T.H. Schlottman and family recently.
A.F. Baker has been on the sick list.
Richard Grinstead and wife visited his parents Sunday night.
A.N. Dunn did somme plastering for T.H. Schlottman last week.
The wind upset a load of hay for Floyd Hough Monday. No damage done.
Lester Hall is greatly improving his farm.
Jos. Conboy has gone to Canada to work this summer.
Mrs. Edgar Pettit called on Mrs. Otto Funke Thursday.
Grant Wire made a business trip to Seymour Friday.
John Weber, who has been employed at Elwood during the winter, is home now preparing to farm.
Otto Funke lost a cow recently.
Mr. And Mrs. Barney Eder of North Vernon spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hill.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Buchanan have scarlet fever.
Alice Beeman is on the sick list.
Miss Christina Mangold of North Vernon spent Sunday here with her parents.
Ed Ley called on his mother last Sunday.
Mrs. Herman Gehl called on Mrs. Ed Ley last Sunday.
Albert Daeger and wife Calle don Paul matern and family last Sunday.
John and Nick Schulthies called on friends last Sunday afternoon.
Ed Ley and two sons, Mike and Ed, called on Geo. A. Daeger last Sunday night.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dave Bannister, a daughter, Martha Bernice.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Bailey Saturday, twins, a boy and a girl.
A surprise dinner was given the teacher of Rat Tail school Friday by the patrons. After the dinner hour a program was given by the pupils.
Everybody had a fine time.
John Hutchings and family were the guests of C.T. Green and family Sunday.
J.W. Carson and wife, Elmer Carson and family and Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Talkington were the guest of LeRoy Carson and family Sunday.
Mrs. C.S. Wilkerson spent Saturday with relatives at North Vernon.
A surprise Hodge Lodge party was given for Miss Maud May in honor of her birthday at the Social Hall of the Presbyterian Church last Wednesday evening, March 24th. About 50 guests enjoyed the evening.
Several different games were played and prizes were awarded the winners. Refreshments of popcorn and cake were served. Everybody reported a fine time.
Chas. Griner is reported quite ill at this writing.
Angeline Jackson and daughter, Miss Edith, and Miss Alma Pierce went to Atlanta, Ind., last week where they will spend a few weeks with relatives.
Jacob Starkey and wife of near Rock Creek spent Sunday with their son,
Selah at this place.
Walter Hilbert is spending a few days with his home folks, M.F. Hilbert
and family of this place.
Mr. Andie Smith fell from a porch last Friday breaking his arm.
Brook Smith and J.H. Pierce made a business trip to North Vernon Saturday.
Miss Margery Lewis, Hanover student who was home for a few days last week entertained her classmates in the Baptist Sunday school with a party Monday night. Music, games, charades and a mock marriage ceremony formed the evening's programme. About 30 persons were present and all had a good time.
Eugene Hoffman, who lives in Monroe township, was badly injured one evening last week when his team of mules ran away and threw him under the wagon. One arm was broken and one foot mashed and a bad gash cut his forehead. He was brought to town later by Everett Heaton in an auto and had his injuries dressed by Dr. Shepherd, who pronounced them painful but not necessarily dangerous.
Levi Robinson of Marble Valley has purchased Herschel Reese's property here and moved to town. Mr. Reese counted on renting or buying a house across the street from his barber shop but some one else beat him to it and he is undecided as to where he is going to move.
Fred Wright is putting a foundation under the house he recently purchased from Will Ellis and will make some extensive improvements later on.
Shoo Fly Corner
Mrs. Frank Rich returned home Saturday from Seymour where she had been staying with her mother who was sick the last two weeks.
Phillip Speckner, who has been sick with pneumonia at his sister's, Mrs. Adam Maschino, is some better.
Archie Rich was at Brownstown Saturday on business.
Urban Kyser was at Seymour Monday on business.
Frank Rich will move to Seymour this week for future residence.
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