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Local Events of '97 (1897)

"A Concise Resume of Howard County Happenings for the Year"

Extracted from the Kokomo Daily Tribune 31 Dec 1897 p 4. Some names that were difficult to decipher are followed by [?]. The original article can be found in the "Chronologies" drawer at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library Genealogy & Local History Dep't. This article, along with the entire 1897 newspaper run, is also available on microfilm.

January

2 Jan 1897 -- Charles SHAW arrested for chicken stealing -- Orem BAKER arrested for chicken stealing -- James CRICK married Pearl HUBBARD -- Charles KIRK died. - near Young America -- John W. BEATLEY died. -- lilies in bloom in Odd Fellows Cemetery

5 Jan 1897 -- Henry STEVENS taken to insane asylum -- Ralph J. Rev. SMITH chosen president of the Kokomo Pastors' Association -- Omer O JONES succeeds C.H. TAYLOR as water works superintendent -- Milton JOHNSON arrested for stealing a bicycle

6 Jan 1897 -- George DOWNEY awarded $5000 damages against the Fairmount fair association. -- William KEELER died. -- R.E. NEWCOMB of New London, married Mary C. LAMB

8 Jan 1897 -- E.H. GENTRY of Jackson Twp. - home destroyed by fire -- Snider's heading factory resumes business -- Ed SWEENEY elected president state fair circuit -- Ed WILSON two years for glove stealing -- Milton SOMERS loses left hand at A. L. & H Planing Mill -- Mary CRIPE of Young America - residence burned.

10 Jan 1897 -- James, Mrs. LEWIS celebrates her 80th birthday -- W.C.T.U. donates $45.50 for relief of Armenians

11 Jan 1897 -- Frank WILKINS marries Josie COCAYNE of Indianapolis

12 Jan 1897 -- Rebecca, (Mrs.) MASON died. , of Ervin Twp. -- Jesse MILES married May DYE -- John W. SLIDER Councilman leaps from his two-story block and is fatally hurt, dying next morning.

14 Jan 1897 -- Robert SEATOR drops dead on the sidewalk -- Henry SHROCK Liberty Twp. stockman disappears, accused of forgery. -- Martha GRIMES died. -- Republican postmasterial election: T.T. WHITEKER 445; A.R. ELLIS 257; E.A. SIMMONS 253; J.N. LOOP 221; G.E. HOPKINS 197; W.R. HULL 130; H.L. BULL 92; J.C. DOLMAN 38; W.F. SPANGLER 36

16 Jan 1897 -- Luther, Dr. OILAR died. - of Russiaville -- Joseph E. HOLLOWELL died. - of this city

18 Jan 1897 -- Bertha BARKER aged 12, asks divorce from Charles BARKER - granted -- George JONES married Emma FRAZIER -- Sylvester SMITH married Nellie ENGLISH -- Lewis HARROLD married Gertie FRIEND -- C.M. Rev BAUGH of this city - married Mrs. Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM of West Middleton

19 Jan 1897 -- D.P. SMITH taken to insane asylum -- Lee ALBAUGH succeeds John SLIDER as councilman from the Third Ward -- Frank SPANWICK of Marion, married Mrs. Anna KIDDER of this city

20 Jan 1897 -- L.S. KINSEY married Enza CONNER

21 Jan 1897 -- Noah ALLEY Councilman of 4th Ward, married Miss Susan GAISER of Tipton -- B.L. MCLEOD of Frankfort, married Miss Rosa G DAVIS of Russiaville -- J.H. Sr. FISSE married Mrs. Mary SANDERMAN of Cincinnati

24 Jan 1897 -- William F SMALLWOOD married Miss Maude ROBERTSON -- John W. TAYLOR married Mrs. Sophia E. SMITH

25 Jan 1897 -- Lee H, Captain HILLIS died.

26 Jan 1897 -- the Great Western Pottery Works has a $10,000 fire

27 Jan 1897 -- William, (Mrs.) MORRISON of Monroe Twp, died. .

28 Jan 1897 -- Superior Court created for Howard and Grant counties. -- SLIDER SLIDER heirs sue for partition (see 12 Jan) -- Loren MOORE married Nora DIXON -- Chas WILLSIE [?] married Mabel TIMBERLAKE -- Henry HEMPER fatally injured in burning house -- Henry, (Mrs.) MURDEN died. -- Farmers' Institute in session

30 Jan 1897 -- Hepsia A. SWINEY died. -- R. Fay (Rev.) MILLS begins meetings -- Henry BROWN infant child smothered at home of Henry BROWN, of Jerome

February

2 Feb 1897 -- Susan SCHUMAKER died. - of Liberty Twp. -- Fred POHLMAN married Josephine CALBETZER of Clay Twp.

4 Feb 1897 -- Frank HUNT married Grace MCGLONE -- David KIRKPATRICK David & Mrs. KIRKPATRICK celebrate golden wedding (50 years)

5 Feb 1897 -- John, Capt BOHAN injured by a fall -- HERRON fight with Ben BARNARD in DeHaven's court -- Ben BARNARD fight with Attorney HERRON in DeHaven's court -- Douglass PARKS died.

6 Feb 1897 -- George PRICE elected postmaster at Greentown

8 Feb 1897 -- Al, Capt MARTIN died. -- John, Capt BOHAN died. -- Victor, (Mrs.) VELARD died.

9 Feb 1897 -- Henry FISSE married Emily SHAUL

10 Feb 1897 -- Wm. LONG arrested for stealing harness from Alice SHORT -- Salvation Army arrives, does good work.

12 Feb 1897 -- Abigail C. HOBSON died. - of New London -- May MARTIN died. - of Alto -- Elks anniversary

13 Feb 1897 -- LEACH Postmaster Leach submits to successful surgical operation.

14 Feb 1897 -- Eli, (Mrs.) HAWORTH of Greentown - died.

15 Feb 1897 -- James O. HOLLINGSWORTH died. - age 65

16 Feb 1897 -- John, (Mrs.) AMMERMAN of Greentown - died. -- Patrick MORAN of this city - died.

17 Feb 1897 -- George RODY died. - age 74 -- Pete HOSTETTLER Pete disappears, after paying fine; heard of later in Ripley County. -- Lewis MEHLIG successful surgical operation

19 Feb 1897 -- Emma HUNT died. -- Alexander BISHOP of Russiaville - died. -- Dora LAMBERT near Russiaville - commits suicide -- Dr. SAWYER applies for divorce from Chicago wife.

20 Feb 1897 -- Frank N. WILSON died. -- Proposed new opera house -- Chas. MCCOOL married Carrie TURNER -- Belle JOHNS of this city - died. -- L. (Mrs.) ROSENBUSH died. -- Edwin L. SHUCK died. -- Susan ANDERSON died.

22 Feb 1897 -- Garrison Bros. establish a fertilizing factory here. -- Silver Plate factory Toohtill & McBean established -- J.M. (Mrs.) STRODE died.

24 Feb 1897 -- Joseph R. MYERS of this city - married Miss Fay FERGUSON of Casey IL. -- W.G. SPRAKER married Miss Mary E. TROYER -- Kate, (Mrs.) ROSS died. - widow of Rev. John ROSS

25 Feb 1897 -- Nancy (Mrs.) NEWLIN of Russiaville - died.

26 Feb 1897 -- Wm. HARDIMAN died. -- R.L. JACOBS elected Captain of Co. L. -- Sallie BATEY found dead at her home near Fairfield, aged 70 -- Levi, (Mrs.) BARRETT died.

March

1 Mar 1897 -- Henry HEMPER four miles east of town - died. from injuries received in burning house. -- Serena (Mrs.) CRODDY died. -- Council passes anti-cigarette ordinance, repealing it later.

2 Mar 1897 -- Grocers THORNBROUGH & PEDIGO assign

3 Mar 1897 -- T.C. MCREYNOLDS married Lota D. CARTER -- Henry C TUCKER married Mattie KENWORTHY -- John HAWKINS married Jessie SOMERS

5 Mar 1897 -- Henry ELLIS drowned in ditch near Kempton -- Arthur V. ELLIS married Bertha RANCK

8 Mar 1897 -- Matt, (Mrs.) HANEY died. -- Landis KUHN of Howard Twp - died. -- May (Mrs.) MOORE died. -- Mary (Mrs.) KELLY died.

10 Mar 1897 -- Semi-annual convention of Christian churches in session

11 Mar 1897 -- Elizabeth J PENCE of Harrison Twp - died. -- John W. REYNOLDS of this city - died. -- Sylvanus WEAVER gets six month jail sentence and $100 fine for criminal assault -- John F. STEELE of Honey Creek Twp - died. -- Effie (Mrs.) CURRIE of Jackson Twp. - died.

12 Mar 1897 -- Susan LANG died. -- E.G. (Rev.) SHOUSE succeeds Rev. J.H. WINANS as pastor of First Baptist Church -- Clark JOLLIFF died.

13 Mar 1897 -- Lafe JONES successful surgical operation

14 Mar 1897 -- Anna FORTNER died. -at Alto -- Lon JONES of Monroe Twp - disappears -- F.E. WYATT married Aura BOTTORFF

15 Mar 1897 -- John (Mrs.) SOMERS died.

16 Mar 1897 -- Jesse HOPE married May BARNHART -- Frank CROWNOVER died.

18 Mar 1897 -- D.C. RAY -- courthouse painting let to Mr. RAY. -- Will CRITCHLOW married Jessie COTTINGHAM -- Earl LOOP the Liberty Twp "Globe Trotter" returns.

19 Mar 1897 -- John GOYER family poisoned by verigris on spoon - they recover -- John C. MYERS died.

22 Mar 1897 -- George W. NORRIS died. -- North Indiana Methodist conference begins a weeks' session here.

23 Mar 1897 -- (Mrs.) WILKINSON of Jackson Twp. - sudden death -- Edward (Mrs.) RICH died. -- Bessie (Mrs.) ERVIN-KELLY died.

24 Mar 1897 -- Frank STEVENS of Frankfort - married Miss Alba KEISLING

27 Mar 1897 -- J.C. (Mrs.) RAYBURN died. -- B.F. SANDERS of Marion - married Margaret M. MARKLAND -- W.B. MOBLEY died. -- T.L. VARNES died. -- Oscar (Mrs.) SHRADER died. -- Phoebe (Mrs.) SIPPY died.

28 Mar 1897 -- Conference ends. W.D. PARR returns to Grace Church, C.E. WHITE to Markland Ave, with D.H. GUILD sent to Knightstown.

30 Mar 1897 -- Elizabeth J WALDEN Ervin Twp - died. -- W.F. RUDDELL gets broken leg by a fall -- J.B. (Mrs.) SHUCK died.

31 Mar 1897 -- Judy A (Mrs.) MILLER died.

April

1 Apr 1897 -- William ELLERS died. -- Charity THOMAS of 8 miles northwest - died. -- Annual session county Medical society

2 Apr 1897 -- Samuel GASTON of this city - falls from roof, breaking both arms -- Lake Erie depot robbed

5 Apr 1897 -- Elizabeth B. MARTIN died. -- Jerry TRENT of Ervin Twp. - disappears

6 Apr 1897 -- J.B. (Mrs.) WARD died. -- George W. MORE ex-Marshal - died. -- Lucinda (Mrs.) ELLIS died. -- Nancy (Mrs.) WILSON of Hemlock - died.

7 Apr 1897 -- Edwin S. HART married Miss Alta ALEXANDER -- Matt DRINKWATER married Miss Nellie MUHOLLAND

10 Apr 1897 -- Elmer (Mrs.) APPERSON died.

11 Apr 1897 -- Ves WAGGAMAN married Madge WARNER

13 Apr 1897 -- Luke (Rev.) WOODARD Rev. & Mrs. WOODARD celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary.

14 Apr 1897 -- Katie CANINE taken to insane asylum at Indianapolis -- SIPE & DOLMAN's show opens. -- J.R. BRUBAKER of Decatur IL - married Miss Cora RYDER

15 Apr 1897 -- U.G. WALDEN married Cordelia PERKINS -- Jacob HOUSER died.

19 Apr 1897 -- Rev. ROSCAMP resigns Presbyterian pastorate -- WALLACE show in town. -- The long absent John HUTSON returns -- Hiram BROWNLEE First term Howard superior court judge -- County Bible School Union annual session, West Middleton -- Wm. REAGEN near Russiaville - commits suicide by shooting

22 Apr 1897 -- John GOSSETT of Jackson Twp. - barn & five horses burned.

23 Apr 1897 -- J.N. WESCOTT died. -- A.L. KENDALL died. -- Silver Plate factory begins work

24 Apr 1897 -- Charles B. WILSON married Ida SWOVELAND -- J.S. BOATWICK married Rachel MARSHALL -- J.R. GRIFFITH married Maude ETHRINGTON

26 Apr 1897 -- Absalom FARLOW died.

27 Apr 1897 -- Charles (Mrs.) MILLER died. -- J.B. (Mrs.) TENNELL died.

28 Apr 1897 -- Lawrence O'TOOLE married Mary SCALLY -- Sarah L. FREEMAN died. -- J.J. TARKINGTON hurt by fall from roof -- Car of corn raised for starving India

29 Apr 1897 -- John DAUGHERTY married Kate KIRBY

May

1 May 1897 -- H.L. KENDALL of Howard Twp - sudden death

3 May 1897 -- Omer DOLEN married Alice SEIBER -- Electric light contract awarded to J.M. LEACH - 10 years at $70 per lamp

4 May 1897 -- Chas. L. MOORE married Miss Grace BENTLY -- Frank LYTLE married Dora TYNER

5 May 1897 -- Eliza (Mrs.) ELLSWORTH died. -- New school houses for Center and Taylor townships.

8 May 1897 -- Six mile bicycle ordinance takes effect

9 May 1897 -- E.H. DERCK married Mattie SMITH

10 May 1897 -- Isaac MARTIN of Shanghai - died. -- State Congregationalists in session here.

12 May 1897 -- Orlando GREEN married Lora HOCKETT -- Wm. GASKIN married Blanche ARTIS

13 May 1897 -- Frank KINGSEED married Laura BISHOP

14 May 1897 -- Spring is here - game of ball between doctors & lawyers

15 May 1897 -- John C. PARR under arrest for perjury - cut his throat but recovers.

17 May 1897 -- Abigail JOHNSON died.

18 May 1897 -- John STEWARD celebrates his 84th birthday -- Liberty Twp. votes for 12 miles of new pike - cost $26,000

19 May 1897 -- Chas. WINCH married Anna PEARSON -- Sarah MCCULLOUGH died. - at St. Louis.

21 May 1897 -- Alma (Mrs.) WELLS died. -- Elizabeth POLITZ died.

22 May 1897 -- Kokomo Traveling Men organize - 26 members

25 May 1897 -- John MOSS of Monroe Twp. - died.

26 May 1897 -- High School turns out 26 graduates

27 May 1897 -- Eliza G. (Mrs.) BEEKS at West Middleton - died.

28 May 1897 -- Schuyler PAYTON married Rosa ROE

29 May 1897 -- W.D. (Rev) PARR Gave Memorial Day address -- Mary B. WAGGONER died. -- Earl RATCLIFF died. -- Lizzie HOCKETT died.

30 May 1897 -- Harry DUNCAN married Maude MILNER

31 May 1897 -- Charles SEWARD died. -- Will SHAW married Carrie CUMMINS

June

2 Jun 1897 -- Winfield ARMSTRONG married Carrie BARRETT -- W.A. GRAHAM married Bertha ANDREWS -- Stanley COOPER married India BAKER

3 Jun 1897 -- John NUSSBAUM married Katie MACK

4 Jun 1897 -- Small fire at MCCAIN's Jewelry store -- Frank SLIDER returns after 12 years absence. -- Mack BLACKMORE married Pearl CARTER

5 Jun 1897 -- Julia SHENK sudden death -- George ENSMINGER dies at asylum result of a fall.

7 Jun 1897 -- Geo. W. MILLER re-elected county school superintendent. -- New school house for West Liberty.

8 Jun 1897 -- Indiana trap shooters hold three days tournament here. -- C.A. SCOTT elected member of school board. -- Indiana Fiber Company organized here.

9 Jun 1897 -- Anna Lois KUHN died. -- Henry FOREMAN residence near Greentown burned. -- George STRATTON married Dilola YOUNG

10 Jun 1897 -- Mariah (Mrs.) MCREYNOLDS died. - aged 74

11 Jun 1897 -- David F COOK died. -- Josie BUSICK died.

12 Jun 1897 -- Amos ("Rev.") WHITEMAN re-arrested at prison gate. -- Lugen LEE arrested for forgery. -- W.H. COX married Cora MILES of Alto. -- Dave ULMER loses a leg by the cars at St. Louis. -- Odd Fellows & Pythians hold memorial exercises.

15 Jun 1897 -- Carl BOND died. -- J.H. (Dr.) ROSS named as new pension board -- E.K. (Dr.) FRIERMOOD named as new pension board -- W.H. FOREMAN married Fannie FARRINGTON

16 Jun 1897 -- Otto JACKSON married Amelia FISHER -- John GOWDY beaten and robbed -- Tom MCGOVERN beaten and robbed -- J.F. KERLIN retires as deputy postmaster.

17 Jun 1897 -- First annual commencement St. Francis Academy. -- R.L. YOUNG married Mrs. Clara KITCHEN

18 Jun 1897 -- Heavy rains doing much damage.

19 Jun 1897 -- Sarah FORSYTHE died. -- Georgia AMMERMAN died. -- Wm. (Mrs.) HARNESS died.

21 Jun 1897 -- Alonzo FRENCH of Ervin Twp - child of Alonzo swallows insect powder, recovers. -- Bennet LENNON dies. -- E.W. SHERWIN takes Russiaville Post Office.

24 Jun 1897 -- K.E. (Rev.) WEST sudden death - pastor of Harrison Street Christian Church. -- Samuel RODKEY dies.

25 Jun 1897 -- Lafayette ADAMS killed by horse near Sycamore.

26 Jun 1897 -- A.D. KIGHTLINGER married Etta Pearl REED of Greentown. -- Another babe left at Harry CRITCHLOW's -- J.G. TEMPLIN assigns.

28 Jun 1897 -- John SPRAKER dies. -- Lugen LEE gets 2 years for forgery.

29 Jun 1897 -- Samuel LOVEJOY barn burned

30 Jun 1897 -- Will. R. SMALL married Ella CHILDS. -- Frank (Rev.) ERLOUGHER married Susie M. TREES -- Chas. MENDENHALL married Orpha KELLUM -- Samuel LINDSEY struck by Panhandle engine - survives.

July

2 Jul 1897 -- Rhoda FELIX dies.

3 Jul 1897 -- Effie GWINN dies.

4 Jul 1897 -- B.F. LESLIE married Katie MYERS. -- Jessie DAVIS married Della PANSY.

7 Jul 1897 -- C.M. (Rev) BAUGH of West Middleton - given a divorce fron Elizabeth BAUGH, formerly Mrs. CUNNINGHAM -- 104 1/2 degrees in the shade.

8 Jul 1897 -- Jesse CARVER swallowed poison but recovered, -- 103 1/2 degrees in the shade.

9 Jul 1897 -- Hobart WHITE died - one of WHITE triplets. -- Plate Glass closes a few days on account of the heat. -- Joseph ENGLEBERT died of sunstroke - a shoer at OGDEN's shop.

10 Jul 1897 -- Gus FREEMAN terrorizes the junction - arrested & got 2 years.

12 Jul 1897 -- John KIRKPATRICK killed by the cars at Center. -- Union dry goods company assigns.

13 Jul 1897 -- John (Mrs.) DABNEY killed by the cars - below Center. -- S.T. (Mrs.) SCOTT died near Cassville.

15 Jul 1897 -- Charles ELSON falls from a gas well derrick and is painfully injured. -- Ervin BARNES "scrapped over a girl" with Lora WILSON of Harrison Twp. -- Lora WILSON of Harrison Twp. - "scrapped over a girl" with Ervin BARNES. -- Lon JONES returns in court.

20 Jul 1897 -- John HOLLINGSWORTH of Center - gored by a bull; recovers. -- A.L. WEST accepts pastorate of Harrison Street Church. -- Pollard BROWN gets $2,000 back pension.

21 Jul 1897 -- Clover Leaf collision in city - Conductor CARL loses a leg. -- Tennis tournament

23 Jul 1897 -- Harry (Mrs.) WOOD died.

24 Jul 1897 -- Thomas N. MORRIS of Alto - died.

25 Jul 1897 -- Ross WOLF aged 9 - loses a leg jumping on trains.

26 Jul 1897 -- Company L goes into camp for week, Rochester. -- Guns of Sumter started to Kokomo - not here yet. -- Delmar DUNCAN of Young America - loses an arm in a thresher. -- Dora PORTER jailed for disturbing religious meeting.

29 Jul 1897 -- C.F. TRUAX died.

31 Jul 1897 -- A.A. BUDD died. -- Anna MCCOOL died.

August

1 Aug 1897 -- ALBRIGHT reunion. -- A.J. PHELPS near Miami - died. -- Frank BROWN thresher burned by gas explosion.

6 Aug 1897 -- William HUMPHREY died. -- Henry SWISHER died. -- Stephen J. MILLER died. -- Rebecca SMALL of New London - died.

7 Aug 1897 -- J.D. KIRKPATRICK married Lyda CRUME -- R.F. TOBIAS married Hattie BOWMAN.

9 Aug 1897 -- Ida WOODS died at Amboy. -- Peter MILLER of Ervin twp. - died.

10 Aug 1897 -- Elva GIFFORD taken to insane asylum. -- George PORTER taken to insane asylum. -- Jessie WARWICK given 65 days' jail sentence "for evil associations". -- Stella JOHNSON given 65 days' jail sentence "for evil associations". -- Fred LEAS died. -- R.G. GRUBBS appointed postmaster at West Middleton. -- Samuel S. WILSON died.

11 Aug 1897 -- Frank PRICE married Anna TERHUNE

12 Aug 1897 -- Adam RUSHER married Lottier MERRILL -- T.T. WHITEKER appointed postmaster.

14 Aug 1897 -- R.L. UPTON died.

15 Aug 1897 -- Levi SHEPHERD died.

18 Aug 1897 -- Grace PEARSON died. -- Nancy PEARSON died.

23 Aug 1897 -- Dora TYNER-LYTLE asks divorce - granted.

25 Aug 1897 -- Reunion of 39th Indiana Volunteer Infantry here two days. -- WATKINS family reunion.

26 Aug 1897 -- Ella (Mrs.) DELAND died. -- Kokomo Dry Goods company has $2,000 fire. -- Three preachers arrested for "seining (not sinning) in the east end of county:" John VEAL, Isaac NEWHOUSE, Erie THARP. -- Greentown entertains White River U.B. Conference.

28 Aug 1897 -- ENDICOTT reunion.

29 Aug 1897 -- WOODS reunion.

30 Aug 1897 -- Lydia MCFANN died. -- Obadiah BARRINGTON died. -- Carrie LEWIS died.

September

1 Sep 1897 -- Charles TEMPLETON married Rhetta LEWELLEN. -- Teachers' Institute in session. -- Archie STEWART injured in fall from bicycle.

7 Sep 1897 -- County fair in progress. -- J.W. COTTINGHAM appointed truancy officer. -- J.W. PARSONS appointed truancy officer. -- T.J. SEE appointed truancy officer.

12 Sep 1897 -- Nine Jackson Twp. boys arrested for stealing watermelons. -- Rufus DEARDORFF married Bee ELLIS. -- George C. PHILLIPS captured.

15 Sep 1897 -- Reunion 57th Regiment and unveiling Co. BLANCHE's monument. -- Kokomo Ladder Company assigns. -- Conrad LIPPOLD married Anna SHAFFER. -- M.J. ADAMS transferrred to Hamilton, Ohio - John QUINN succeeds him as Pan Handle agent. -- Ed R. PLUMMER died.

16 Sep 1897 -- Conrad SCHRADER died - aged 83. -- Reunion of 26th and 34th at Greentown. -- GOYER family reunion. -- J.E. FRAZIER married Eva KIRTLEY. -- J.G. POWELL of center - died. -- Charles ENRIGHT suicided by poison. -- James (Mrs.) PINKERTON of Russiavile - died. -- J.M. STRODE married Ida Mae BURNS.

17 Sep 1897 -- Brice CRUME died.

20 Sep 1897 -- Minerva JACKSON died. -- Emery REYNOLDS pardoned. -- Newton WHITTAKER of Greentown - Child of Newton's burned to death.

25 Sep 1897 -- Noah JOHNSON "to avoid violence" - Noah brought fron Grant County to Kokomo jail. -- S.S. CRUME of Ervin twp. - died.

29 Sep 1897 -- Howard County W.C.T.U in annual session. -- Walter (Dr.) ROSS married Miss Mabel KERR of Veederburg. -- George PENTECOST married Pauline WELDON -- Mary SWISHER sells her restaurant "and switches out".

30 Sep 1897 -- Henry BASSETT disappeared with Mrs. George PALMER. -- J.N. DARBY of Russiaville - married Mary HUBERT.

October

1 Oct 1897 -- Davis (Mrs.) WELLS death -- Jerry HERRELL of Alto - disappears, accused of forgery.

2 Oct 1897 -- G.W. DOWELL Insurance Agent - shot mail carrier John CAMPBELL, produced slight wound. DOWELL arrested. -- Todd SLOAN goes to England to ride at the races. -- V.S. HOLLINGSWORTH of Greentown - hurt by gasoline explosion.

3 Oct 1897 -- $3,000 blaze at STRICKLAND's store.

5 Oct 1897 -- James H. (Sr.) ARNETT of New London - died.

6 Oct 1897 -- J. Frank KERLIN married Miss Nellie MOULDER. -- V [?] FINCH married Fannie WILSON -- Agnes MARTIN married Lew[???]wards [edge of article cut off on microfilm] -- Alma O'BLEMIS married J.E. [??? edge of article cut off on microfilm]

7 Oct 1897 -- E.P. MYERS death [edge of article cut off on microfilm - could be Myerson]

14 Oct 1897 -- Old Settlers meet at New London.

15 Oct 1897 -- Ephraim TUCKER of Greentown - three year old child of Ephraim's burned to death.

16 Oct 1897 -- Ad GORDON of Monroe Twp - eight year old son of Ad killed in gravel pit. -- Friday corner sold to Howard National Bank. -- Walter DAVIS died. -- Scott HOLTZMAN died.

17 Oct 1897 -- Howard ARMSTRONG married Nellie SMITH.

18 Oct 1897 -- John WELSH died. -- James TYLER got 2 years for stealing 40 cents worth of beer. -- Thomas DOYLE got 2 years for stealing 40 cents worth of beer. -- Margaret MARKLAND sued for divorce - granted. -- James (Mrs.) LOOP successfully resists efforts to put her in insane asylum. -- $10,000 fire at Center.

20 Oct 1897 -- Dell PONTIUS married Metta MACY. -- Charles BARLOW married Anna MAUDLIN. -- Eunice MCDOWELL died. -- H.O. BRUMER married Emma DAVIS -- R.W. MURPHY married Nina STONE

21 Oct 1897 -- John (Captain) BOHAN died. -- D.[??] Ella YOUNG died. -- "The new dog & pony show of DIMOCK, OGDEN, MAIN and DAVIS opens".

24 Oct 1897 -- Ambrose TURNER remarried Angeline TURNER. -- Wm. ADRAIN married Eva LANE -- B. HEWITT married Daisy CAMERON. -- Lindley T. HIATT married Maudie MCCOY. -- Lawrence ROE married Frankie LEE.

26 Oct 1897 -- Howard LEACH married Myrtle BUTCHER.

31 Oct 1897 -- Henry DETROW died.


November

2 Nov 1897 -- Elizabeth LANTZ died. -- William RODNER died. -- Aquila HUNT died.

3 Nov 1897 -- Caleb B. SIPPY died.

4 Nov 1897 -- Allen B. HUDSON died.

6 Nov 1897 -- Benjamin MOORE Sharpsville merchant - killed by the cars.

7 Nov 1897 -- Morton KUHN married Amelia MARTZOLF.

9 Nov 1897 -- Peter SPANGLER died. -- John SULLIVAN died. -- Joseph RODKEY died.

11 Nov 1897 -- Lucinda MCCOOL died. -- Hugh (Rev.) FORBES married Anna CRUME.

12 Nov 1897 -- Ella MCCAULEY died.

17 Nov 1897 -- Lon WOOD died. -- Joseph ARTIS died. -- David FARLEY died.

19 Nov 1897 -- Elbert HARRISON killed by electric cars at Marion Soldiers' Home.

22 Nov 1897 -- Charles GORDON of Russiaville - died from accidental shooting. -- Corydon (Dr.) RICHMOND celebrated his 89th birthday.

24 Nov 1897 -- Alfred BEECHING of Cincinnati - married Rhetta MAHIN.

25 Nov 1897 -- Thursa HAUN died. -- W.H. DEAL married Ella WYKES.

29 Nov 1897 -- Howard National bank charter renewed.

December

1 Dec 1897 -- T.T. WHITEKER takes his place as postmaster. -- Ward SUMPTION takes his place as deputy. -- William CALDWELL disappears with $300 telephone money ; captured. -- W.H. TRABUE -- Kokomo relatives left with a fortune of $300,000 by death of W.H. TRIBBITT (TRABUE)

7 Dec 1897 -- Plate glass factory closed by strike. -- T.J. WOOD died. -- Benj. (Mrs.) BARNARD sued for divorce

8 Dec 1897 -- Frank (Prof.) MILLER died. -- R.H. (Dr.) SMITH re-elected county health officer.

10 Dec 1897 -- Eli LANTZ of Howard Twp. - died.

11 Dec 1897 -- Rev. WOODARD resigns pastorate of Friends church; Rev. NEWLIN called.

13 Dec 1897 -- O.S. MARTIN Russiaville grocer - assigned.

15 Dec 1897 -- James GREGORY arrested for burning the Sullivan block at Center - in jail. -- William HAUTON arrested for burning the Sullivan block at Center - in jail. -- W.C. PURDUM married Belle HAMILTON.

18 Dec 1897 -- Isaac FISHER died.

19 Dec 1897 -- J.H. HOOD married Arthella MORGAN -- Leonias OLDFATHER leg amputated - injury caused by stone bruise.

21 Dec 1897 -- George ADRAIN killed by wound on line shaft. -- E.L. (Mrs.) SCOTT died. -- MCFANN policeman - dropped from the rolls. -- MCCREA fireman - dropped from the rolls.

23 Dec 1897 -- Joseph HAYES died.

30 Dec 1897 -- M.O. COYNER married Mrs. Vie ARNETT.


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