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August 6, 2020

7/15/2020 11:40:00 AM
100 Years Ago
Items gleaned from newspapers on file on microfilm at the Jennings County Public Library
Tracy Eder

Thieves Caught
John Whitlock, aged 24, of edinburg and Russell McDowell, 23, of Franklin, were arraigned in mayor Tripp's court Saturday morning on a charge of theft. They were given a fine of $25 and 90 days in the Penal Farm each. Upon failure to pay fines, their sentences were raised to the equivalent of time and fine, making 125 days each. They were taken to Greencastle Saturday by Sheriff Huntington and Deputy Prosecutor Atwell.
The boys stole a bicycle from the premises of the North Vernon Lumber Company Thursday afternoon of last week. One of the men in the engine room saw them take the bicycle and notified Chief of Police Schwacke, who hired a taxi and caught the fugitives as they were going north on the road near the Hiner farm. One of the fellows was riding the wheel and the other was running to keep up with him. When they saw the officer coming, the fellow on foot tried to get away by leaving the road and running through the bushes. The bicycle belongs to Walter Lough, an employee of the North Vernon Lumber Mills.
The Athletics won both games from Seymour Sunday and Monday by close scores. The first game, July 4th was played on the home grounds and the Athletics won by a score of 8 to 6. IN the second game, which was played at Seymour, the Athletics won by a score of 19 to 8.
In the game Sunday, Victor Zimmerman, the Athletics popular first baseman fell while rounding first base in the 6th inning, striking on his right shoulder, breaking his collar bone. The injury will probably keep him out of the game for several weeks.
Mrs. Walter Richards suffered a slight gash in her forehead Friday when she was kicked by a horse. She had attempted to remove a loose nail from the horse's shoe and the animal, in stamping at a fly, hit her in the head. She has not suffered from the injury.
Marriage Licenses
James M. Brinson, Indianapolis, and Josephine Miller, North Vernon; Hillard Wilkerson, Commiskey, and Ellen McCowan, Commiskey.
Mrs. Nancy Jane Boyer, aged 97 years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Corcoran on E. O&M Ave. Thursday night, July 1. Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Gibbs of the First M.E. Church. The burial took place in the City Cemetery.
Mrs. Boyer was born and raised at Cleves, Ohio, and came here with her husband, Gilbert Boyer in the late sixties, and resided here continuously since that time. She lived to see her children and children's children to the 5th generation and she left to our her death, four daughters: Mrs. Thomas Corcoran and Mrs. John Everhart of this city, Mrs. Albert Evans of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Mary Meyers of Cleves, Ohio; three sons, James H. Boyer of E. St. Louis, Ill., Washington Boyer of Oklahoma, and Joseph Boyer of North Madison; also 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Other Deaths
Mrs. James Day, aged 35, died at her home in this city Sunday morning, July 4th. Funeral services was held at the Mission Church Monday afternoon and the burial took place in the City Cemetery. Her husband and several children survive.
Mr. And Mrs. A.S. Carpenter entertained on Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Albert Judd of Hayden.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cooper and family entertained on Sunday Chris Dennerlein and children and Miss Mary Parcel.
George William McCann has been real sick with scarlet fever, but is convalescing.
Mr. and Mrs. Lafe Daringer and son and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Reasoner and son, of Indianapolis, were the guests of their parents here Saturday night and left Sunday morning for Milan where they spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. John Acre.
Chris Dennerlein had a narrow escape fro m being run over by a train last Thursday. A Big 4 train went north through our little city Thursday morning and on the return trip struck Mr. Dennerlein'Äôs auto just as he drove on the track pushing the auto to one side, badly damaging the front end of it. However, Mr. Dennerlein escaped unhurt with the exception of severe scare.
Walter and Henry Wilbur entertained a number of young people on Friday evening.
Frank Stearns and wife were shopping at North Vernon Saturday.
A bunch of our little folks spent Wednesday evening with Ernest and Raymond Carpenter.
Pay Manley is quite ill at this writing.
Miss Pearl Wickens, Miss Norma Krumhaar, Miss Bertha Holsclaw, Mrs. Jack Wilson nd daughters, were guests at the home of Ab King Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lotus Mitchner and son spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Mitchner.
Mrs. Rush has gone to Batesville for a visit.
Another pleasant evening was the social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Carson Saturday night in which a large crowd was present. Cake and cream was served in abundance. Friends from far and near were present and a very sociable time was spent.
Over the Rhine
Fred Schyler operated on for appendicitis at Seymour, came home Sunday and is able to go about some with the aid of crutches.
Mrs. Stoner, who has been visiting her daughter here, returned to Louisville Sunday.
The families of H.C. Tribbet, J.W. Seegers, Granville Childs, Newt Childs, and Wilby Childs and John Short and Esq. Wetzel, all met at the residence of Joseph Tribbett Sunday and celebrated the occasion in social conversation and feasting on cake and cream.
We know not the responsible party, but a force of men was put to work here a few days since repairing the roadway, but unless more work is done, the roads will soon be in worse condition again than at the beginning. Road money has bene paid into the county treasurer, why not expend it where it belongs, let the people have the benefit of what they have paid for!
St. Ann
Mrs. Joe Scheller and Mrs. Chas. Grunert of Weston, Ill., are here visiting their parents.
Herman Daeger of Lockland, Ohio, Leo Daeger and Oscar Landers of Cincinnati, spent a few days here last week with G.A. Daeger and family.
Urban Burkert entertained relatives from Indianapolis Sunday.
George Hill and family entertained friends Sunday.
Mrs. Frank Truhan and daughter of Indianapolis spent the 4th here with Mrs. Luis Walter.
Ambrose and Anna Gasper of Indianapolis spent a few days here with their parents last week.
Mr. And Mrs. Ben Bear are entertaining friends from Monticello.
Jesse Grinstead of Elwood, Frank Grinstead of Marion, visited their father from Saturday until Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bench of Holton visited his parents Monday.
Mrs. Hiram Bemish was shopping in North Vernon Monday.
Leslie Bemish was a recent guest of home folks.
Bruce Renfro and Arch Reese are working with the signal gang at Cincinnati.
John rose and family were shopping in North Vernon Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Beach visited his brother and family near Holton Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Reese and son, Raymond, Otis Grinstead and Margaret Reese visited relatives at Shelbyville Sunday.
Miss Julia Malony of Washington, D.C. is home on a visit.
Mrs. Ben Underwood is ill at this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Green of North Vernon were guests of Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Green Sunday and Monday.
Miss Clara Amick had for her guests Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Amick and Mrs. Clarinda Wilkens.
The picnic was well attended at Underwood Spring on Saturday.
Misses Bula and Eula Clapp of Indianapolis are home for a week'Äôs vacation.
Miss Florence Henry, who is in school in Indianapolis spent the 4th with her parents.

Local Interest
Mrs. Roscoe Atwood and children left Friday for a visit with relatives at Larlan, Ind.
Joseph Bernhart of Hayden spent Tuesday in this city.
Curtis Whitehead and family left Friday for a visit at Lebanon, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. D.L. McCauley and children left Saturday for a visit with relatives at Shelbyville.
Mrs. Mary Campfield and little granddaughter, Grace Davis, went to Columbus Saturday for a few days with friends.
Miss Bessie Hallawell left Saturday for a visit at Cincinnati.
Miss Edna Talkington returned to her home at Westport Saturday after a visit with her brother, Clarence Talkington and family. Little Miss Mary Alice Talkington accompanied her home for a visit.
Among those from a distance who were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Nancy Jane Boyer were: Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Boyer and son of East St. Louis, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kelso and daughter, Louisville; mr. and Mrs. George Neeman of Sayler Park, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Purkhiser and children, Mrs. Claude Purkhiser, Mrs. James Snow, and Mrs. Anna Crane, all of Seymour; and Mr. and Mrs. John Corcoran of Indianapolis.
@sub:Two Mile
Bernie Wire, who is now employed at Kokomo in the Haynes Automobile Factory spent the 4th and 5th with his parents, two miles west of town and attended the all day meeting on the Fair Grounds Sunday. He returned to his work Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Cummings and two children of Bedford motored to the home of the latter'Äôs parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Wire early Sunday morning and attended the all day meeting at the Fair Ground at North Vernon and returned home late on Monday evening.
Miss Nina Lewis returned to Indianapolis Saturday after a week's visit here with her parents. Her father accompanied her for a short visit.
Wm. Schneider and family of Long Branch spent Sunday with John Shulthies and family.
Wilbur Beeman, who is attending college at Franklin, spent the week end with home folks.
Mat Thenis and family are entertaining a relative from Indianapolis.
Lena and Regina Mangold attended the celebration at Seymour on Monday.

Quite an enormous crowd attended the all day meeting at Rabbit Plains on Sunday, July the 4th. Butlerville was well represented especially the M.E. Sunday school. The addresses, recitations and songs which composed the program were good and held the attention of the large audience. A collection of $12.71 was taken to help in the township work. It certainly was an ideal place to hold an all day meeting, a large grove which made it shady and cool and plenty of good water. The picnic lunch at the noon hour was certainly enjoyed. The folks at Rabbit Plains ought to be congratulated for their time, work and assistance in making this a success.
John Chaille of Chicago spent from Friday until Wednesday here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Chaille.
Miss Sophia Cline spent Saturday night and Sunday at her home north of town.
J.W. Silver is improving his residence by adding a new coat of paint.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Barnum spent last Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Conda Davis.
Mrs. Otis Wildman spent several days last week at the home of Dr. Wildman and wife at San Jacinto.
Mr. and Mrs. Silas Tucker of North Bend and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Freeman of Osgood spent the 4th of July here with Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Tucker.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sinnett returned to their home at New Castle on Monday after several days visit here with relatives.
A miscellaneous shower was given for Mrs. Carrie Hall at the home of her mother, Mrs. Etta Beck on Tuesday evening of last week. She received many beautiful and useful things. Lemonade and cake were served to the large number that were present.

Rabbit Plains
Chas. Miles and wife and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wilman and children of North Vernon attended the convention here the 4th.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lough of North Vernon came out for the convention Sunday.
Ed Heid and son, Harold, of Franklin spent Sunday here.
Harrison Sullivan and family are moving to their new home, the farm known as the O-Neel farm.
Luella Richmond of Union Star, spent a few days with Mrs. Millie Short last week.
Dorsey Trapp spent Saturday and Sunday at North Vernon.
Gladys Matthews visited Lizzie Layman Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Hansel of near Dupont spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Wymon Hoffman.
Marion Shepherd of Commiskey visited J.R. Ferguson and family on Saturday.
Raymond and Harold Clarkson and a boy friend of Rushville Jay Ferguson, are spending a few days along Graham Creek.

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