County Coordinator: Debby Beheler
The Year That Is Gone - 1900
Extracted from the Kokomo Daily Tribune - December 31, 1900 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 and Local History Services. This article, along with the entire 1900 newspaper run, is also available on microfilm.
1 - New Year's Day. Serious shooting affray at Russiaville
2 - Local survivors of the Battle of Stone's [sic] River hold reunion.
3 - Kokomo Maccabees entertain the lodges of the district.
4 - Deaths of Mrs. Milton GARRIGUS and Samuel NICHOLSON. Oscar WELTY arrests Frank SMITH of Deer Creek on the suspicion that he is a murderer and rapist wanted in Ohio.
5 - Encounter between Rev. KARSTEDT and Grant BUTCHER at the Great Western Pottery Works.
6 - Death of Charity C. ARNETT. William BUSBY indicted for murder in the first degree. Tod SLOAN in town.
7 - William BUSBY admitted to bail in the sum of $10,000.
8 - Frank ROSWELL and Grant WINSLOW convicted of larceny in the circuit court.
9 - COOPER and RAYLES, the Russiaville desperadoes, captured in Paoli, Indiana.
10 - Niel MERRILL arrested for procuring money under false pretenses.
11 - Marriage of Edward R. TREAT and Miss Eva HENDERSON. Death of Isabel WILSON.
13 - Howard County Republicans elect Central committeemen.
15 - Republican County Committee organized with E.A. SIMMONS as chairman.
16 - Otho L. WOODS disappears. Death of W.A. MARKLAND.
17 - Claude MCDOWELL arrives home from the Philippines. Poultry and dog show opens. WELTY's suspect released by Ohio court.
18 - Officer KIRKMAN unearths a den of petty thieves on South Home Avenue.
19 - Death of Mrs. M.F. MYERS.
20 - An unknown imbecile found on the highway near Russiaville.
22 - Death of Lulu BROWN at Elkhart.
23 - Trial of Niel MERRILL begins.
24 - Remains of Effa BASSETT, a colored soldier who died in the Santiago campaign, interred at Crown Point.
25 - Word received here of the suicide of Mark HILLIS, a Kokomo soldier in the Philippines. Niel MERRILL found guilty.
26 - Death of Mrs. Susan ARMSTRONG.
27 - William CLUBBS sentenced to imprisonment for shooting with intent to kill. Fire at the wood enameling works.
29 - Ross CATES captured near Rochester. GOELITZ brass works burns.
30 - Lydia COX, of West Middleton, dies of religious excitement. William GOEBEL, governor of Kentucky, shot.
31 - Death of Jesse C. STEWART.
1 - The location for the SIPE theatre selected.
2 - Death of Ida M. COLE at Hemlock.
3 - Edith QUICK acquitted of the charge of murder at Peru. Sudden death of James M. TROYER.
5 - Kokomo Maccabees visit Indianapolis. Death of Rachel SHAFFER at West Middleton.
6 - Three colored men seriously poisoned from eating a "stew" prepared in Ves HARDIMAN's barber shop.
7 - Albert YOUNG, of Ervin Township, arrested for larceny.
8 - Emory HAYWORTH, of New London, disappears. Eli FISHER given a new trial at Lewiston, Montana.
9 - Local Elks produce the opera "Princess Bonnie".
10 - Laura BELEW goes gunning for Frank DEHAVEN.
11 - Milo HARLAN, a Philippine soldier, dies of his wounds in this city.
12 - Death of Mary E. HORTON
13 - Oscar WELTY placed on trial at Indianapolis for impersonating a federal officer.
14 - Everett GRIFFITH granted pension for disability contracted in the Spanish war.
15 - Herman SCHULTZ killed at a country dance by Arthur WOOLFORD. Sudden death of Mrs. E.A. HOON.
16 - John D. FRAZIER, of Russiaville, meets with bad company and loses nearly $100.
17 - The SNIDER divorce filed.
18 - ARMSTRONG and ELLIS block burns.
20 - Sudden death of Rosa B. WILSON in Ervin Township.
21 - Death of Rev. Beverly WARD.
22 - O.S. MARTIN, former Howard County man, captures "oleo" dealers at Chicago.
24 - Howard County Republicans select delegates to the several conventions. Death of Ruth Marie COOPER.
26 - Proceedings begin in the circuit court to break the will of the late Ezra SHOCK.
27 - Excitement at council meetings over the fight for telephone franchise.
28 - Farmers' Institute in session. Death of Henry OGLE.
1 - Trial of the ENDERS damage suit begins at Tipton. Marriage of L.R DEAL and Cora A. EVANS.
2 - The Immortal J.N. in town. Frank SHOCK retires from race for nomination for county treasurer.
3 - Grant RILEY returns to Kokomo after ten years of wanderings all over the world.
5 - Charles FISHER instantly killed by a live wire at the Leach & Co. ice plant. Marriage of George DELON and Nellie JACKSON.
6 - Republican primary election to nominate county officers.
7 - Death of Thomas BATEY. Major G.W. STEELE renominated for Congress.
8 - Frank NEWBURN, a Peru junk thief, caught with stolen property in his possession.
9 - ENDERS damage case comes to an unceremonious close, due to an error of one of the plaintiff's attorneys.
10 - Central Traction company organized to build an electric line from Kokomo to Indianapolis.
11 - Lant PENDERGRASS kills Jesse DAILY in a fight at the LEACH brick yard. Death of Ora M. TARKINGTON.
12 - William N. TURNER granted franchise for Independent Telephone Exchange. Swindler LOVELESS caught.
14 - Kokomo base ball team organized.
15 - Excitement at Russiaville over reported sale of school house bonds.
16 - "Leap Year" dance given at the Armory by young ladies of the city.
17 - St. Patrick's Day. Everybody wears the green.
19 - Smallpox appears at Walton. death of Col. J.M. WILDMAN.
20 - Truce patched up in the Russiaville school house war.
21 - Delegation of Dunkards leave this county for North Dakota.
22 - Marriage of William H. MILLER and Miss Bettie STEWART.
23 - Disastrous fire at Wood Enameling Works. Marriage of Fred A. TATE and Clara M. HAYES.
24 - Death of Cordis OVENS. Oscar WELTY shoots at Sam TAYLOR and seriously wounds Andy HELMICK. Emory MOCK nominated for prosecutor.
26 - Healer SCHLATTER on a spree. B.F. HARNESS slugged by footpad. Death of Jesse DARE.
27 - Otho WOODS returns.
28 - Local Eastern Stars entertain chapters from neighboring towns.
29 - Donald GRAY and John NEAL, lads aged nine years, disappear from their homes.
30 - Death of Elmyra SCOTT.
31 - Death of Lucy PARKER.
1 - Death of Mrs. Sarah BECK.
2 - Trial of William BUSBY begins.
3 - Mrs. Elsie CAMPBELL attempts suicide.
4 - Charles BOYD smothered in a shelled corn bin at West Middleton.
5 - Republican District convention held here. Death of G.W. MCKINSEY.
6 - Greentown electric light plant burns. Mrs. William MORTON attempts suicide.
7 - First rural mail route established.
9 - William BUSBY testifies in his own behalf.
11 - William BUSBY found guilty of manslaughter.
13 - Lant PENDERGRASS acquitted of the charge of murdering Jesse DAILY.
14 - School house war begins in Monroe Township.
15 - Marriage of John DEHAVEN and Miss Daisy WHITINGER at Elwood.
16 - John H. WALKER dies under suspicious circumstances.
17 - Joseph FOWLER kills Jonah HARRIS, mistaking him for a thief.
18 - Harry PITZER killed at Terre Haute.
20 - William FREEMAN arrested on charge of blackmailing.
21 - Samuel ERVIN commits forgery and is caught.
23 - Suicide of Mrs. Mary HARBERT by drinking carbolic acid.
24 - The CAMPBELL-TATEM slander suit is filed in the superior court.
25 - Desperado John CLEVENGER captured at Indianapolis and returned to Kokomo.
26 - Colonel W.T. DURBIN nominated for governor.
27 - Base ball season opens in Kokomo.
30 - James Eli FISHER acquitted of murder at Lewistown, Montana.
1 - Death of Nancy P. WHITSEL.
2 - Death of Prof. Sheridan COX.
3 - Eli FISHER returns home from Montana. Death of Mildred HAMILTON.
4 - Deaths of John MCCLOSKY, Sarah L. HALL, Millie MASSINEE, Carrie S. DAVIS and Elizabeth DAVISON.
5 - Mrs. A.B. ARMSTRONG sues for divorce.
8 - Sudden death of L.G. BEALE from apoplexy.
9 - Miss Mollie GULLING killed on the Main street car line. Louis GEARHARD found dead near Poplar Grove.
10 - Commissioners grant franchise for an electric line to Wabash.
11 - Smallpox appears in Clay Township.
12 - Mrs. F.O. BLOOMFIELD quits her home for the stage. Death of John MOULDER, Howard County's oldest resident.
14 - Death of Mary MCCOY.
15 - Thomas MILLER, of Kokomo, killed in railway yards in Tipton. Death of Silas BROWN.
16 - Death of Mrs. Harrison GULLION.
17 - Gus ROST Jr., arrested for obtaining money under false pretense.
18 - Marriage of Frank MORRIS and Miss Blanche RANK. Sheriff HARNESS sued by Arthur MCBETH for unlawful detention.
21 - Sudden death of Benjamin D. MOORE
22 - Suicide of Elijah WEAVER. Unknown man found dying in a barn on Water street.
23 - J.C. STEVENSON, of Noblesville, dies at the Clinton Hotel after a few hours' illness. Marshal TALYOR captures a pair of Ohio jail birds.
24 - Miss Eva HAMILTON killed by lightning.
25 - High school commencement exercises. John ROBINSON's circus in town.
26 - Death of Mrs. Lydia P. MOORE. Silk thieves rob store of SCHNEWIND & Co.
27 - Kokomo-Peru High school field day,
30 - Decoration Day
31 - Death of Grace P. SCOTT.
1 - Census taking begins. Death of Frederick WENTLAND.
2 - Death of Jemima DARBY.
3 - City Engineer MORROW's residence robbed.
4 - 'Squire RIDGEWAY captured near Brazil.
5 - Marriage of Charles E. JOHNS and Florence MILLER.
6 - John W. KERN nominated for governor by Indiana Democrats.
7 - John CLEVENGER breaks jail.
8 - Pavalion Theatre company goes to the wall.
12 - Indiana Base Ball League quits.
13 - Kokomo Elks go to Marion Carnival.
14 - Oscar CARTER gains notoriety by claiming to have struck it rich on a mining venture.
15 - Superstructure of new theatre completed.
16 - Arthur WOOLFORD given sentence for manslaughter for killing Herman SCHULTZ.
18 - Clyde JONES on trial at Peru for abduction of Nellie BERGER.
19 - John RECORD under arrest on serious charges at Hot Springs.
21 - MCKINLEY and ROOSEVELT nominated by the Republican national convention. Death of Oscar PURCELL.
22 - Death of Evelyn ENDERS.
23 - Local Republicans ratify MCKINLEY's nomination.
26 - Swindler SAWYER turns up at Logansport, makes good and gets away.
27 - Marriage of Dr. Will SCOTT and Mae MCELWEE.
28 - Marriage of John W. SOUDER and Harriett G. THOMAS; marriage of Guy L. ULRICH and Nelle M. LYNCH. Death of Henry WOOTEN.
29 - Marriage of Chas. F. WOERNER and Edna B. SHAFER.
2 - Howard County Rough Riders organize. Marriage of James MCCAULEY and Armeta BALLANGER announced.
3 - Death of John DAVIS
4 - Nation's Birthday. Death of Jane WOOD.
5 - Marriage of J.M. LEACH and Miss Emma DEAN announced.
6 - Nicholas DESCHAMPS' saloon and grocery robbed.
7 - Death of Henry C. OSLER.
8 - Paul WELDON badly injured at the Wood pulp mill.
10 - The Home Hotel destroyed by fire.
11 - Death of Mrs. Sophrona CARTER.
12 - Little son of Thomas O'TOOLE frightfully burned.
13 - Andrew LEHMAN seriously injured in the harvest field near Alto.
14 - Harry RAINS badly hurt at plate glass works.
16 - Death of Mrs. Catherine REEVES
17 - Officer KIRKMAN shoots and seriously wounds Oscar WELTY. Death of A.C. MILLS.
18 - Isaac MURPHY, of Greentown, arrested on a charge of horse stealing.
19 - Death of Dr. E.C. RICE. J.C. HERRON nominated for prosecutor by Democrats.
22 - Lucy HILL mangled by a vicious horse.
23 - Pow-Wow decorations go up.
24 - Red Men take the town. Hardest rain of the summer.
25 - Kokomo Fair and Races begin.
26 - George HEWITT, of Russiaville, arrested on information from South Bend, charging him with murder.
27 - Kokomo track record broken by the pacer "Silver Prince'.
28 - Attempt to rob Young America post office.
30 - Death of Luther SAMPSON.
1 - Police board orders the town closed tight on Sundays.
2 - Death of F.M.C. HART at Russiaville.
3 - Death of Mrs. Arthur BALLEW
4 - Death of Mrs. Margaret NEAL
5 - Death of Joseph M. LOOP, one of Howard County's oldest residents and earliest settlers.
6 - Death of Thomas CANODE and Goldie M. KARSTEDT.
7 - Death of Clara A. BERRY. Marriage of Bert. T. HUGHES and Miss Eva M. MURPYH [sic - MURPHY].
8 - Death of Mildred RANDOLPH. Harrison township gravel road bonds sold.
10 - M.J. CLANCY, of Bluefields, in the city. Death of Linea DAVIS.
11 - Death of Margaret WEAVER and Chester GOODWINE.
13 - Pawnee Bill's show in town.
14 - Mrs. H.C. DAVIS and other Kokomo people in the wreck of the Northern Express near Pierson, Michigan.
15 - Mayor ARMSTRONG and Councilman PUCKETT have lively tilt in council.
16 - Death of Dorothy L. CONNOR.
17 - Mrs. J.H. PYKE and children arrive in Kokomo, after many adventures in China and narrow escape from the Boxers.
18 - John CLEVENGER recaptured at Indianapolis.
19 - Death of George INGLES.
21 - Kokomo Woodmen drill team takes first prize at Anderson. Opening of Judson Baptist convention.
23 - The DAVISSON-DILLON scandal gets into the local papers.
24 - Suicide of Mrs. H.S. MCKINLEY of Jackson Township.
26 - Kokomo Division K. of P. [Knights of Pythias] leaves for Detroit encampment.
27 - Howard County Teachers' Institute opens.
28 - Councilman PUCKETT reverses himself a resignation from police board.
29 - Marriage of Victor VAILE and Edna WILSON.
30 - Death of Mrs. Jennie CANODE and James MINET [?]
31 - Republican county campaign formally opens.
1 - Death of Mrs. Sarah TRUEBLOOD
3 - George DALRIMPLE badly injured on a Clover Leaf grade crossing.
4 - Death of Mrs. W.F. TATE. Ex-governor TAYLOR, of Kentucky, in town.
5 - The SIPE theatre opened.
6 - Marriage of Claude INGES and Miss Eva ELLEBARGER
7 - Frank STILWELL shot at Swayzee.
8 - Democratic county convention.
9 - Marriage of Joseph W. CLARK and Miss Martha HUTSON.
12 - Kokomo citizens hold meeting to raise funds for Galveston flood sufferers.
13 - Oscar WELTY in trouble at Flora Fair. JENKINS' glass factory located.
14 - The KELLEY divorce suit compromised and dismissed.
17 - E.F. HAHN has a hand mangled at the Fiber Board factory. Death of Ruth BEHR.
18 - Knights of the Golden Eagle organized in Kokomo.
19 - Arthur MCBETH given judgement for $400 against Sheriff HARNESS. G.E. BRUNER retires from Citizens' Bank. Death of Milton WICKERSHAM.
20 - Suicide of E. [?] D. ZERBE near Plevna.
21 - SIPE & DIXON's show begins its career.
22 - Death of Ellsworth COLVIN.
25 - Larry KEEGAN shoots and seriously wounds Pruin A. FRYAR in an altercation at the plate glass works.
26 - Walter SHORES paroled from the prison north.
27 - William TRADER badly beaten up by an unknown assailant.
28 - Death of Mary A. RAWLINGS.
30 - Gas explosion at the home of Enos NEAL.
1 - Death of Ellen MCKEE. John ALBAUGH arrested for larceny.
2 - Reconciliation of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. ARMSTRONG announced.
3 - Ground broken for JENKINS' glass works.
4 - Senator BEVERIDGE the guest of young Republicans of Kokomo.
5 - Death of J.K. KELLEY
7 - Football season opens in Kokomo with a game with Tipton.
9 - Prohibition national candidates visit the city and make speeches.
10 - Kokomo Republicans go to Logansport to see Roosevelt.
11 - Reunion of survivors of the Thirty-Fourth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Marriage of Harry ROSS and Grace MCCLURE.
12 - Sheriff HARNESS discovers a number of saws among prisoners at the jail.
13 - John SCHERER, of Taylor township, killed by a vicious team.
15 - Death of William MILTON and Mrs. S.T. BENSON.
16 - R.B. JERUSALEM, former Kokomo businessman, killed in a wreck near Vincennes.
17 - Star Lecture Course holds opening entertainment.
18 - Death of Maude COLBURN, Rachel POFF and George SWEENEY.
22 - J.C. BLACKLIDGE [?] purchases the Harrison township gravel road bonds.
23 - Death of M.J. MARIS, of Russiaville.
24 - Charles FARRINGTON, of Jerome, arrested for larceny. Marriage of Walter JACKSON and Bertha MEHLIG.
25 - Joseph FOWLER on trial for killing of Jonah HARRIS.
26 - Senator TILLMAN guest of local Democrats.
27 - Republicans hold biggest rally of the campaign.
28 - Death of Mrs. E.E. FREE at Chicago.
29 - Death of Albert TAPP. Marriage of Dr. E.I. KERLIN and Miss Jeannette WINBIGLER.
30 - Adlai STEVENSON, Democratic vice-presidential candidate, passes through city.
31- Marriage of Elmer APPERSON and Miss Ollie EDWARDS.
1 - Colored Orator HICKMAN raises a furore [sic] over being refused entertainment at a local hotel.
2 - Charles WISE loses a leg in the L. R. [?] & W. railway yards. Death of Mrs. J.K. KELLEY.
3 - Closing demonstrations of campaign. Death of Mose MARTINDALE.
4 - Minnie FOREMAN has a startling experience with a procuress [?] of Logansport.
5 - The Tribune the first to give the official census enumeration of Kokomo.
6 - Election day. County goes Republican.
7 - Fire at strawboard mill.
8 - Body of Charles GOLAY, former Kokomo man, found in the Ohio river near Cincinnati.
9 - Ground broken for addition to the Fiber Box factory.
10 - Quail law out. Kokomo nimrods take the field.
11 - Al NEWDIC arrested for theft of brass plates from strawboard company.
13 - C.O. WILLITS appointed prosecutor for Howard County.
14 - John BERGER found dead in his buggy in front of his home in Taylor Township.
15 - Death of James M. COX. Bleached bones of Perry BARNARD found in a field near Flora.
16 - Death of Sarah DOUGLASS
17 - New township trustees sworn in. Republican county committee holds informal love fest. Fire at the bit works.
19 - Death of J.W. HARRELL.
20 - Council orders the city closed up and made a "Sunday town".
21 - Contract let for new Clover Leaf station.
23 - Local gambling houses "pulled" and players fined. Death of Melinda BOCK.
24 - Death of Mrs. Z.U. LOOP. Omer WILSON and Tom ORME have a bloody encounter at strawboard mill.
25 - Kokomo has a dry Sunday.
27 - Kokomo Fiber Board mill suffers $10,000 loss from fire.
28 - Councilman PUCKETT defines his position on the Sunday closing question.
29 - Thanksgiving Day
30 - Marshal TAYLOR arrests James CHOATE, suspected of murder at Middleburg, Tennessee.
1 - Rosa BURKETT makes trouble for John SAXON, a wealthy Tipton County farmer.
2 - Elks hold their annual Memorial service
3 - Death of Diana MYERS. Board of County Commissioners reorganized.
4 - Rev. J.S. BITLER, former Kokomo preacher, strikes it rich in a mining venture. Police Board shorn of authority.
5 - James Whitcomb RILEY in the city.
6 - Pete HOSTETTLER breaks jail at Versailles.
7 - Death of Charles Edwards, former county recorder.
8 - Diphtheria reported epidemic at Plevna.
9 - Death of Leroy CROWSORE.
10 - Charles NEWLIN, of Russiaville, arrested for illegal voting.
11 - Henry PIERCE attempts to pass forged checks at the Howard National bake and is caught. Freight wreck at Greentown.
12 - Additional territory added to Crown Point Cemetery.
13 - Marriage of Frank BERNARD and Lucinda OSLER.
14 - Death of Officer Jerry Kirkman
15 - Death of Rhetta CORBIN. Officer DONOHUE has an adventure at the LEACH & Co. stone quarry.
16 - New United Brethren church dedicated. Death of Mary F. KLUM. Serious shooting affray near Russiaville. Death of Jennie REYNOLDS.
18 - Stationers' bids opened and the county contract awarded to MARSH, of Portland.
19 - Death of Mrs. Jane RYAN and Catharine CARTER.
20 - Death of Cynthia A. HENDERSON. Marriage of Mr. James C. PATTON and Miss Ruth RUDDELL.
21 - Fred TITUS under arrest at Cincinnati for robbery.
22 - John SAXON settles with Rosa BURKETT and she dismisses prosecution.
24 - Burglar hold-up C.M. GENTRY at the home of Mrs. Jennie HILLIS.
25 - Christmas Day. Disturbances at Hemlock and Fairfield.
26 - Fred LUNDGREN, former Kokomo man, arrested for forgery at Elwood. Elizabeth FREEMAN sues L.J. RAMSEY for slander and demands $5,000.
27 - Death of D.P. SMITH and Cooper BROWN. Disclosure of a forgery at Anderson implicating Amos R. WOODS.
28 - Death of Mrs. Jeannette MYERS.
29 - Christmas revelers fined in Justice DEHAVEN's court.
30 - First sleighing of the winter
31 - Closing day of the year and of the century.
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