County Coordinator: Debby Beheler
1901 Chronology - Kokomo Daily Tribune
Extracted primarily from Kokomo Daily Tribune, 31 Dec 1901, page 3, 6 & 7.
Events marked with star (*) extracted from Kokomo-Howard County Library Genealogy & Local History Services newspaper index card catalog.
Good Year that is Gone -- Local Occurrences of Interest Briefly Told
Eventful Twelve Months In Kokomo and Howard County --- History Compiled in Handy Form for the Tribune Readers
1 - New Year's Day. Kokomo salutes the new century with numerous social
2 - Death of Rev. Jesse E. TURNER, age 74. The BRUNERs retire as
stockholders in the Citizens' National Bank
3 - Death of Lewis FOREHAND. Augusta SCHMIDT returns to Kokomo.
4 - B.F. RICH, a farmer from Curtisville, Indiana, given the
shakedown by Jack MCDOWELL and John CLEVENGER at the Hotel Windsor.
5 - Death of Isaac ELLIS (died in Lafayette) and Ruel BATEY.
6 - Twenty-two lads arrested at Greentown for disturbing school property.Death of Thomas HERRON and Margaret TURNER (27 years old).
7 - Death of John SIPE (68 years old). Local banks hold elections.
8 - Death of Walter BEASLEY. The MCALPIN furniture store sold to
HARBSTER & MILLER.
9 - Laura CAMPBELL, of Ervin Twp. given judgement for $800 against
John TATEM for slander.
10 -- * Equal Suffrage Club "dreaming dreams".
11 - Death of James T. DYAR and Mrs. Catherine DOYLE.
12 - Guy BECHTEL, of Kokomo, sentenced to the penitentiary by Madison
County for larceny.
13 - Walter H. DAVIS sells to FINCH, VAILE & SAILORS.Sudden death of William TOLLE (70 years old) in Union Township.Death of William COCHRAN (65 years old).
14 - *Death of Clint WORRALL.
15 - Newton GRAVES celebrates 51st anniversary.
16 - Representative MORTON introduces Kokomo water works bill in the legislature
18 - Firm of SOUDER & Son sells shoe store to J.A. MORRISON.Farmers' Institute in session.
21 - City Library opened in its new quarters in the BLACKLIDGE block.
22 - Gas explosion in boiler room at Bit works.
23 - * Death of Katherine SULLIVAN
24 - * Death of Stella PROCTOR, wife of Harvey PROCTOR.
25 - Prun FRYAR awarded judgement for $900 against Larry KEGAN for
injuries suffered at the plate glass works.
26 - Death of James W. LOVE (54 years old).
27 - Death of Elizabeth T. MCCLURG and Mrs. J.M. LOOP.
28 - * 70th birthday of Mark MCTIGUE, sexton of Crown Point Cemetery.
29 - Frank LUNGREN, a Kokomo barber, convicted of forgery at Elwood.
30 - * Martha WINFIELD celebrates her 80th birthday.
31 - Death of William L. STEWART. Cora TITUS procures the release of her brother, Fred, who was under arrest at Cincinnati.
1 - Sixteen-year old Roy MCDOWELL kills himself at home, north of the city. The affair is a mystery.
2 - Death of Solomon HEARLD/HEALD
3 - * Henry RICHERT, first manufacturer of cigars in the city.
4 - Bill introduced in the legislature to abolish the Howard-Grant
5 -F.W. SHOOK retires from
Citizens' Bank and buys interest in the Clinton Hotel.
6 -Sudden death of Mrs. Jackson (Mary) MORROW.
7 - * Birth of Jerry KIRKMAN to Mrs. Lucy CRICHLOW KIRKMAN.
8 - * Cap't Barney BUSBY paid tribute to by Oddfellows.
9 - * Thomas W. PIERCE died in Frankfort.
11 - Firm of DOLMAN & PURDUM sells to COATE Bros.
12 - Death of Edward BEATLEY (23 years old)
13 - Elks give annual benefit entertainment
14 - Death of Otto BARRETT
15 - Harvey JACKSON, a local tinner, badly injured by a fall from a
barn, south of the city.
16 - Charles HELMICK and Bert CHAMBERS arrested for robbing an Ervin
Twp. farmer's meat house.
18 - Death of George T. WATKINS.G.O. ROACH sells Kokomo Laundry to the BLACKMORE brothers.
19 - Death of Almon W. BANTA and Mrs. George (Stella) NUTTER.
20 - The Jenkins glass factory begins operations.
21 - Bill passed by legislature giving Kokomo metropolitan police
22 - Rev. T. DeWitt TALMAGE lectures here.
23 - Death of Mrs. Elizabeth L. SPRINGER, (86 years old)
25 - Death of A.K. MCELWEE/MCELWEN
26 - Fred KERN (son of John KERN) suicides at Washington.Death of M.I. BOWLBY
27 - Death of Mrs. Susan TROYER.
1 - Death of Esther Mabel HENGER.
* Birth of son to Theodore ALEXANDER. Birth of twin girls to Harry LESLIE. Marriage license issued to Amos CREESON and Myrtle ALLEN.
2 - William "Dago" Mitchell, of Kokomo, stabs a colored saloonkeeper (William JONES) to death at Marion. MITCHELL has never been captured (as of Dec 31, 1901)
3 - Charles BLUE (son of Mrs. Plina [?] BLUE) killed by live wire on Main street bridge.
4 - Claude MCDOWELL escapes from federal prison at Ft. Thomas.
5 - "Coontown 400", a Kokomo show, figures in a college scandal at
6 - * Howard WHITE, (son of Jacob WHITE) of Ervin Twp. arrested for horse
7 - * Marriage of John GENNEBECK to Lena MATLOCK.
9 - Bill for a separate judicial circuit for Howard County vetoed by
11 - Sudden death of Abraham SAUL, well known farmer of Taylor Twp.
12 - * Kokomo is being "put in line with union towns of
13 - Death of General Benjamin HARRISON. The nation in mourning.
14 -Death of Nellie TORRENCE,
age 21, at West Middleton, daughter of Robert TORRENCE.
15 - George MCMANAMA, a Kokomo insurance agent, figures in scandal with a Young America spinster.
16 - * Death of Mary FORD, 74 years old. Perishes in fire near village
17 - Smallpox appears in Greentown neighborhood.
18 - * Marriage of Jacob DOTTERER to Louisa HUSKINS.
19 - * Death of Frank SHERWOOD, age 45.
20 - William STAMM killed and Isaac MARLOW fatally injured by premature
dynamite explosion southwest of this city.
21 -Death of Mrs. Mary HALL,
22 - * Marriage of Harry STEWART to Minnie MORRIS
23 - J.H. GARRETSON prepares to establish wholesale grocery in Kokomo.
24 - * Mrs. Charles LAFOLLETTE takes poison and lies down among graves
in Crown Point Cemetery to die.
25 -Death of Beulah/Huldah
WICKERSHAM, age 20
26 - * Death of 4 year old child of John PITZER. Birth of daughter to
Lon WOODS. Death of Mike LANGLEY, age 53.
27 - John and George ALBAUGH sentenced to state prison for larceny
28 - Death of Hiram KLUM
30 - Local Uniform Rank K. of P. [Knights of Pythias] gives annual entertainment.
1 - Warren CRAWFORD shot by his playmate, "Jim" MASON, at
2 - Announcement that Messrs. WOOD, ELLIS and TARKINGTON are to be police commissioners.
4 -Sudden death of Joseph STRATTON at West Middleton. Benjamin BURNETT, notorious thief and forger, captured by local officials.
5 -Death of little Ralph WILLIAMS and Woody BENNETT, son of late Arthur BENNETT.
6 - John R. MASON gets find and jail sentence for violating the liquor law at Russiaville.
8 -The GOOD-BRYANT scandal growing
out of incident at the Windsor Hotel.
9 - The Methodist Conference opens at Elwood.
10 -Dr. HURTY investigates
smallpox situation in Liberty Twp.Local merchants' association organized.
12 - E.H. SHIRK, Tipton millionaire, passes away.
13 - H.M. COOPER goes gunning for burglars.
15 - Raymond SAUL killed on L.E. & W. tracks south of the city.Rev. L.J. NAFTGER assigned to Grace Church.
16 - Death of Sarah ROSWELL. Home of Dr. LOOP at Galveston burglarized.
18 - Wreck of the L.E. & W. at Cassville.
20 - Death of Cora P. HOUSEHOLDER and Alfred GORDON.
22 - Judge BROWNLEE orders Eel River Railroad sold. John R. MASON skips out to avoid serving jail sentence.
23 - The Haynes-Apperson motorcycle wins the long distance endurance
contest on Long Island.
24 - John R. MASON turns up in an Indianapolis wine room but the officers fail to arrest him.
25 - Councilman PUCKETT announces scheme to solve water works situation
by buying the LEACH stone quarry.
26 - Death of Elizabeth BIRCHFIELD. Chicago Gas company asks to introduce the meter system in Kokomo.Unknown man found dead in one of the cars on the SIPE show.
27 - The SIPE show starts its road career.
29 - John R. MASON returns and is admitted to bail.
30 - Local Odd Fellows celebrate the eighty-third anniversary of the founding of the order.
1 - Hattie B. THOMAS, of Taylor Township, fears her husband, Emanuel B
THOMAS, brings suit for a divorce and $1,000 alimony. Monkeys at the SIPE show tear clothing from a boy in a boxing
contest. Grace M.E. Church elects
2 - Miss Lizzie JACKSON injured in a bicycle collision.New city directory issued showing a
population of 14,000.Dennis GRANEY and
Miss Maggie GORMAN united in marriage. Police appear in new uniforms. Smallpox
quarantine lifted in east end of county.
3 - Rev. Raymond L. SEMANS, of Greentown, was united in marriage to Miss
Mary E. HILLER of Galveston.Aunt Betsy
RICH celebrates her 85th birthday.
4 - Jerome O'DELL, of Ervin Twp. was overcome while fighting fire on his
farm, was rescued by neighbors.Postmaster SUTTON's residence at Center looted by burglars. "Old
Dan", a faithful fire horse, breaks a leg and has to be killed. Kokomo
mail carriers appear in shirt waists.
5 - Grandmother Elizabeth ANGSTADT/AUGSTADT passes away, age 79/80. J.W. COTTINGHAM reelected truant officer. William GILLENWATER killed at Sims by a Cloverleaf train.
6 - * Birth of daughter to Will LAUGHLIN
7 -City council purchases the J.M.
LEACH & Co's stone quarry as site for municipal water plant.
8 - Roy NAFTGZER, son of Rev. L. J. NAFTGZER made a lieutenant in the state
militia.Mrs. Alice SPRINGER (age 23)
passes away at her home on west State street.She was the widow of the late Orin SPRINGER who was killed by Wm. BUSBY.
9 - Local lodge of Pathfinders presented a $50 silk flag by State Organizer
UHLREY.North Indiana conference
quartet sing at Markland avenue church.
10 - Henry BRACKNEY (age 76) killed by a train at Anderson.Thomas SHARKEY of Greentown, returns from the oil fields of Ancient Egypt.Mass meeting called to fight the proposed gas meter.
11 - Two boys, Frank ULRICH and Fred RUST, sustain broken legs. the former run over by the Young America hack and the latter fell from a freight car.
13 - Councilman WILLIAMS assaulted by two young toughs.Deaths of two prominent Kokomo ladies, Mrs.
O.V./W.C. (Nellie) OVERTON and Mrs. Rebecca WARD (age 69).
14 - Sidney B./Mexico SANDERS and Miss Belle GOOD married. Demented woman of
Terrilla, Illinois found at West Middleton.
15 - District conference of pastors and stewards at Grace church. Panhandle Agent QUINN injured. Death of Mrs. W.W. (Jeanie) COLES. Bill Clerk D.F. HODGES let out at the Lake Erie station.
16 - David Z. LEE expires suddenly at his home in Ervin Twp. Captain Milton
GARRIGUS elected Department Commander of G.A.R.
17 - Death of Miss Clara WAYMAN, a popular young lady of the city.Athletic park opened. M.F. (Matthew) ALLEN, (age 63) an old soldier, found dead at his home in Alto.
18 - Uncle John STEWARD celebrates his 88th birthday.Dr. W.D. PARR appointed a delegation to the ecumenical conference to be held in London, England September 4th. Wire nail company decide to double their plant by building a rod mill.
19 - Gas meter movement effectually knocked out by the council. Death of Anna WINBURN/NICHOLSON (age 60).
20 - * Birth of daughter to Mr. & Mrs. THOMPSON.
21 - *Birth of daughter to Mr. & Mrs. PRIDE.
22 - Death of Mrs. Lucinda REAGAN (age 62). Wholesale merchants of Cleveland,
Ohio visit the city. Oliver LETSINGER and Miss Minnie EICREMAN married at
Muncie. Harry DAVIS becomes a member of the mercantile firm of Henry DAVIS
23 - Death of William BEACON, aged 87 years of age. Rector J.O. WARD ceases
to be the pastor of St. Andrews Episcopal mission.
24 - Great electrical storm sweeps over the county. Several stock barns
burned. Death of Abbie STEWARD/STEWART aged 73. Rev. J.S. BITLER greeted by a
great audience at Grace church.
25 - Death of Mrs. Carrie E. WELLS (age 60). Jack OSLER badly injured in a
runaway. Peru and Kokomo High school field teams met at Athletic Park.
27 - Commencement exercises at Center.
28 - Eighth grade give a splendid entertainment at the SIPE theater. Kokomo
Steel and Wire company incorporate capital at $1,500.
29 - Miss Aggie LONG (age 14) suicides in the pulpit of the M.E. church at
Sycamore. Kokomo dry goods company's store gutted by fire. The class of 1901
graduates from the Kokomo High School.
30 - * Clay Twp. 9th commencement.
31 - Death of Margaret R. DEAL. Joshua C. FREEMAN and Miss Nora B. EAST of
Ervin Twp. united in marriage.
1 - Closing of Maplewood Classical School
2 - Glen SEAGRAVES badly cut at Greentown by a fellow townsman named GORE.
4 - Augusta SCHMIDT committed to the asylum for the insane.
5 - * Wintoh Tribe of Red Men Lodge ( # 309) lists current members.
6 - Wordy encounter between Captain GARRIGUS and Henry EDWARDS because the former was paying suit to the latter's ward.
7 - Messrs. DOLMAN, DUKE and KIRKPATRICK made water works commissioners.
8 - C.C. MUMMERT, of Ervin Twp., charged with stealing cattle.
9 -Death of John E. CAGE (age 39)
10 - Eel River Railroad sold by Receiver RUDDELL.
11 - City Council declines water works proposition for a renewal of its
12 - John R. MASON goes to jail, C.C. MUMMERT arrested.
13 - Death of Mrs. J.B. PARKER. George MCKINNEY, of Russiaville, arrested by
14 - Death of Robert TORRENCE, of West Middleton. (Civil War veteran)
15 - William NOLAN, of Young America, found dead in his bed.
17 - Abraham MARNER (age 34) found dead in his room by his wife near
Plevna.Dead body of Simeon GUINN found
- he had disappeared June 6th and was found swaying from tree in a woods near
Sycamore. Death of Jose PARKER (age 72).
18 - * Death of Elizabeth BADGER.
19 - Norman FRY, of Russiaville, arrested on charges of perjury.
20 - C.L. HARRY arrested at Meridian, Mississippi. Hard storm in Eastern
21 - * Death of Mrs. Mary HOLT.
22 - Lawrence BEESON, of West Liberty, killed by an explosion of alcohol in a
freight car at Logansport.
24 - Death of William MCMANUS/MCMANNUS and Mrs. Jacob (Hattie) AYERS.
25 - Omar MILLER arrested on a charge of attempted murder preferred by his
26 - * Marriage of James KIRKENDALL to Nellie DUNCAN.
27 - Erastus WELSH, well known farmer residing east of city, expires of sun
28 - Death of William ALLEN (age 65). Rev. KARSTEDT given a bogus check by a
29 - Kokomo Business Men's meeting takes such action as secures Kokomo the new steel mill.
1 - Samuel SHERWOOD killed in Panhandle yards. Nail mill committee started out.Hot.
2 - Al RITTER is filled [sic] by a rasp in the hands of Ebert MARTZ. Row in Madison Street resort. Death of James WHITEKER/WHITAKER.
3 - Bad story reported from the west end of county.Death of Jos. "Uncle Joe" DELON,
age 76, of Russiaville.
4 - People take to the woods to escape heat. Marriage of Delbert BRANDON and
Mazy WILEY.Races at Driving Park draw
5 - Death claims Nancy Jane/Matilda RUDY of Hemlock (wife of Justice
HEMLOCK); W.W. (William)GARR of Taylor Twp. and Wm. DYE (age 83). Dan SHENK
badly hurt by horse.Saw mill of Seth
RATCLIFF, near Russiaville, blown up by dynamiters.
6 -Home of John QUINN entered by
burglars. Howard WHITE gets a jail sentence. Kokomo members of Captain
ALLEN'scompany arrive home.
8 - Death of F.R. MCLAUGHLIN. Charles G. ARMSTRONG passes away (one of Kokomo's oldest residents). Rifle and Revolver club is organized.Rubber works enlarges.
9 - Subsidy to nail mill is raised.Epworth league excursion to California leaves. Mrs. Mary C. TAYLOR ordered to Central Insane Hospital.
10 - Trouble is brewing in the United Brethren church, which fortunately, came to naught.County Commissioners are in joint session with Grant.
11 - death of Mrs. Mary Ann BICKFORD/BLACKFORD. Marriage of Allen S. JACKSON and Mrs. Susan E. GARRIOTT.FOREHAND & THOMPSON go to the east side. Leo GRAHAM, Greentown, fined for malicious trespass. Mrs. Lewis DUNN attacked by a vicious cow.
12 - Jno. R. MASON is released from jail. Lee CHAFFIN brings in the first
wheat of the season. Death of Mary E. WELLS, two miles east of New London.
15 - Death of Judge Henry Adams BROUSE, age 81. One of Kokomo's first
16 - Mrs. William (Frances) KELLY died of Addison's disease.Death of Elizabeth GOSSETT, Jackson Twp.
17 -Rev. W.D. PARR goes to
Atlanta.Elijah BORING is struck by a
street car.Glove and Mitten factory is
18 - Lightning destroys much property in the county.Clarence PRIEST and Earl CHASE arrested for
19 - Clover Leaf station at Russiaville dynamited. Uncle Dan JONE meets with
an accident near Russiaville. Fred LADD hurt by a vicious cow, one mile east of
the city.Clover Leaf passenger and
freight train collide on Brookside switch.Trouble at the home of Hube SOMERS, as Mary SOMERS seeks to abduct her
20 - W.H. DAVIS buys KENNEDY & WILLIAMS' shoe store.FOREHAND's Gas Light wins a Converse.
22 - The clairvoyant "Dr." CLARK and wife part company.Death of Miss George HALL. Clover Leaf kills horse of T.B. HUGHES.
23 - Marriage of Clyde SAILORS and Grace MCELWEE. Traveling man runs amuck of roysterers.O.M. MYERS buys second-hand store of T.P. RUCKER. Wm. SHELTON and Miss Lillian PARKER married. Quarrel of Rev. KARSTEDT and J.F. BARD ended.
25 - Explosion of soda tank badly hurts James FLYNN.
26 - Henry CHISM arrested for polluting drinking fountain at the park.Geo. L. GWINN buys the MATTIX corner.
27 - "Jollification" over location of big wire and nail mills.W.E. BLACKLIDGE buys Home Building and Loan
29 - Asbury WILLITS has suit against him dismissed. Barkeeper John VAN HART shoots Jerry MCCOOL Self-defense is claimed.Maude HOBBS returns. Death of Granville M. WILSON near Oakford.Scoundrels dynamite park waters.
30 - Death of Jno. MORRIS.John
STONE's property on West Mulberry street sold to John MITCHELL. Rufus ELLIS, of Ervin, a colored man is
31 - Telephone directory issued by the Tribune; shows 1,100 names.Death of Mrs. Lindley HAWORTH near New
London. MASON again makes application for license. Marriage of Victor BURGER/BERGER and Margaret BAUGHMAN.
1 - Asa HOCKETT celebrates his 79th birthday.Judge DAVIS celebrates his 88th birthday.
2 - Omer MILLER and Lizzie COULTER marry in the county jail.Corn crops reported burning up in Howard
3 - Death of pioneer John HARDIMAN.Daughters of farmer Orin CURLESS injured in a runaway at West Liberty.
4 - I.O.O.F. at West Middleton dedicated. Farmers' Threshing club at Shiloh makes a feast.
5 - William GORE, a Young America wife beater, flogged by white
caps.Edwin NEWLIN, of Russiaville,
6 - Annual Northwestern Christian conference convenes at the Harrison
street Christian church.Lone Oak
cottage donated by Jane G. TURNER for an Industrial Home for Girls.
1901 - Methodist church and 4 barns burned at Galveston.Marriage of Herbert/Bert MURDEN and Miss
Cora M. PICKETT.Dick FRY arrives home
8 - Rev. David KIRKPATRICK dies in Frankfort. Uncle to former Mayor
A.R. KIRKPATRICK. Street fair at Greentown closes.
9 - * Death of John PRATT, age 84. One of oldest residents of Tipton
10 - May SUTER brings suit for a divorce from Charles F. SUTER.Wallace HULL elected custodian of the court
house.Death of Mrs. Amanda OGDEN,
widow of George OGDEN.
11 - Captain DONAHUE captures the Porter Hill gang of petty thieves.
12 - D.A. SMITH and W.H. KECK become grandpas.Death of Elizabeth FOUST.
13 - Milkmen form combine.Work begun on the big steel mill at the old fair grounds.School war in Ervin Twp. over location of
14 - Wedding of Prof. C. Millsworth ATKINSON and Minnie H. BEALE.
Lizzie HENSTER drops dead while churning.
15 - Death of Mary HERRELL at New London. Death of Eddie MCKEE, who was injured in a fight with small
boys.C.M./Mrs. C.M. CASTOR dies at
Indianapolis. G.W. (George) AMMON "cowhided" (assaulted) at
Russiaville by Mrs. Samuel (Lottie) HOLLINGSWORTH.
16 - Kokomo races are on at Driving park. Jerome/Rone HANEY, age
30,falls dead while entering Driving park gate. TARKINGTON family
reunion at City Park. Tomato crop ruined.
17 - Harry O. LOWERS track record at Driving park.Doors of John L. SULLIVAN's grocery
closed.STEWART-ENDICOTT family reunion
at the park.
18 - Charles FRIDLIN and Miss Maude RICE married.Marriage of Ed W. KLUM and Miss Priscilla GAMMON.
19 -Death of Julius ROSENHEIMER, the well known politician.
21 - Bertha THATCHER elopes with Alonzo GERHART. Marriage of Frank VANDERAHE and Carrie HARDEBECK.
22 - The Haynes-Apperson machine entered in the big automobile race in New York.City teachers are named.
23 - John FLEMMING, a life prisoner, brought home to see his dying father.MCCOY family reunion at City park. Warren YOUNG buys the STEVENS laundry.
24 August 1901 - Jail delivery prevented by Fred APPLEGATE. Suit for $25,000 brought by the ARMSTRONG estate against A.B. ARMSTRONG.
26 - Nelson HARSHBERGER fell from a horse near Plevna and is killed.Annual meeting of Christian churches at West Middleton.WATKINS family reunion at City park.
27 - Big tent meeting begun at Russiaville. Howard Teachers' Institute in session. Prof. E.B. BRYAN writes from Honolulu.
28 - Ernest GEORGE resigns as cashier at Citizens' Bank to accept the same kind of position at the Howard National; is succeeded at Citizens' National Bank by Frank MCCARTY.Councilmen DAVIS and SULAVAN repudiate the Dispatch interview.
29 - Marriage of Smith GUDGELL and Miss Cora B. JUSTICE.A $4,000 school building is completed at Darroughs' Chapel.Martin BRUBAKER killed by lightning in Oklahoma.Rev. E.G. WALK leaves the Christian church and joins the United Brethren denomination. Battle of Tippecanoe at Athletic Park.
31 - Plate glass works closes down for repairs.Lee ALBAUGH mourns the death of "Bud", his faithful ratter.
2 -Kokomo labor organizations observe the day.Benjamin DOTTERER murderously assaulted at his home in Liberty Twp.
3 - City Attorney SHIRLEY goes on record with an opinion on the water works situation.
4 - United Brethren conference opens. Benjamin DOTTERER dies of his injuries.
5 - William FUNK killed on the East Walnut crossing of the Panhandle.
6 - Tribune issues an extra giving an account of the shooting of President MCKINLEY.Two men arrested for the assault on Benjamin DOTTERER are released.
7 - Mysterious disappearance of Miss Reba O'HAIR.Death of Donald COLE.
8 - Deaths of Maria LESTER and John CLINGENPEEL.Miss Reba O'HAIR's romantic story exploded.
10 - Taxpayers petition the council to make a contract with the American water works company.
11 - Fiber board mill sold by Lawrence SNIDER to Messrs. WOOD & MILLER.
12 - Jennie YEAGER, a Kokomo woman, returns from the Klondyke with much of the yellow metal.
13 - Council awards contract for the construction of a water works system to the WAYNE Engineering Company.
14 - Death of President MCKINLEY.Kokomo public buildings and business houses are hung in mourning.
15 - Death of Caroline HOLLINGSWORTH. MCKINLEY memorial services in all Kokomo churches.
16 - Announcement of the extension of street railway line.
18 - Eel River deed filed in recorder's office in counties through which the road passed.
19 - Business suspended in Kokomo as a mark of respect to the late William MCKINLEY.Union memorial service at Grace church.
21 - Mrs. Columbus LONG, of Monroe Twp. dies from the effects of a kick from a cow.
22 - Rev. W.A. KARSTEDT makes demand for back pay on local United Brethren church.Death of Jacob SHAFFER.
23 - The council reduces the city tax levy 15 cents.
24 - William SEWARD, of Alto, assaulted and badly injured by his son-in-law, Orla STRATFORD.
25 - Auction sale of lots in M.M. MARKLAND's addition.
26 - Death of Loren CASTOR and Thomas REMEY.
27 - Rev. W.A. KARSTEDT decides to evacuate the United Brethren parsonage.
30 - State Convention of the W.C.T.U opens at Grace church.
1 - Death of Mrs. Nelson D. [Eitruda] STANBRO [age 50]
2 - * Marriage of James FOUST/FORREST to Mary E. HUFFMAN. Marriage of Reuben SHENK to Flora GASCHO. Marriage of Earl GIBSON to Sarah MAHER. Mrs. Mary CHAPMAN has spend 4 years in bed; she is the widow of George CHAPMAN, one of Kokomo's pioneer shoe makers.
3 - Telephone employees blow up gas line near Greentown.
4 - Death of Jane/Matilda CHAMBERS.
5 - Rev. J.F. FLOYD resigns pastorate of Main street Christian
6 - Merrill HARRY badly hurt while repairing trolley wire.
7 - City Attorney SHIRLEY resigns.
8 - Death of Mrs. Lyda M.LUCAS. [age 35]
10 - Mr. and Mrs. Aaron FORD celebrate golden wedding.
12 - * List of all county recorders in history of Howard County.
14 - Jasper C. JACKSON convicted of receiving stolen property.
15 - Rev. W.A. HUTCHINSON called to local Presbyterian church.
16 - Kokomo Woodmen win state prize at Indianapolis.
17 - Announcement by the Tribune of Allen SHEWMAN's mysterious
18 - John R. MASON convicted and fined again for violating liquor
19 - George F. MCCULLOUGH asks traction franchise.
21 - W.C. OVERTON selected city attorney.
22 - Grand jury fails to indict C.C. MUMMERT.
23 - * article on Mayor ARMSTRONG and his "ancient" apple tree.Birth of son to David BARNETT. Russiaville News: Marriage of Harry FRY to Lela ILES. Marriage of Adeiljah HEDRICK to Daisy TOBIAS.
24 - Chicago gas company gives notice of boost in meter rates.
25 - * Harry WILBUR, former Kokomo saloon man, charged with embezzlement. Birth of daughter to George MITCHELL. Birth of son to George COSTELLO. Marriage of Dr. Arthur Maxwell LINE to Mary SWEETSER in Marion, Indiana.
26 - Death of Mrs. Sallie W. MOSS. Death of Claude HARRIS.
27 - Death of former county commissioner, William MANRING.
28 - Death of Will O. RICE, prominent Ervin township teacher.
29 - Kokomo negro laborers cause strike at Elwood.
30 - Numerous corn shredder accidents over the county.
* Death of James SALMONS.Birth of son to Ralph SCHERER. Marriage of David SPRAKER to Wilma RAYBURN. Death of Norman WILLIAMS, 1 year old son of Brice WILLIAMS.Death of Hugh BOYLE, age 52.
31 - Suicide of Sylvanus KIDDER. Rev. MCNEIL called to Main Street
- Word received here of accident to Miss June REED, Kokomo's
noted violinist, in the Swiss Alps.
2- Contract awarded for joint road between Howard and Tipton counties.
4- The BROWNING-PERRY scandal
at Tipton becomes public.
5- Eight Kokomo lads taken in a bunch to the state reformatory.
7- Judge BROWNLEE announces
that he may ask superior judgeship again.
8- Rev. W.D. PARR elected to
prominent position in Methodist church.
10- Gus YETZER badly hurt in bar room encounter.
11- The APPERSONS retire from
the HAYNES-APPERSON concern.
12- Local Templars hold
13- Superintendent KELVIE, of
fence machine works, badly burned in gas explosion.
14- Preserved ALLEN, [age 15]
son of Rev. E.A. ALLEN, dies by his own hand.George AMMON suicides at Swayzee.
15- Local Bar Association takes
up superior judgeship matter.
16- Sudden death of little Cecil
CHAMP [age 10]
18- Warm time in council over
the water works matter between Councilmen BROUSE and PUCKETT.
19 - * Birth of son to Curtis TUCKER. Birth of son to Ora DUNCAN.
20- Mysterious attempt to abduct
a Kokomo girl at Marion.
21 November 1901 - * Corydon RICHMOND celebrated 93rd birthday. Death of Thomas EADES of Hemlock. Mrs. William SIMPKINS involved in a railway accident in Elwood.Funeral of Henry ENDERS. Birth of daughter to Charles CURNS.Jack TIERNEY listed as a Kokomo middle-weight fighter.
22- Swindle of Kokomo doctors by
one E.L. ANDREWS comes to light.
23- Man dies on passenger train between Kokomo and Galveston.
24- Debt on Markland avenue M.E. Church liquidated.
25 - * Death of Willard LINDERMAN. Death of Alta HESSLEY, age 21 at Converse.
26 - Birth of son to Omar BATES.Birth of son to C.V. THOMAS. Birth of daughter to Newton SMITH. Marriage of Henry WEAVER to E. May HENDERSON.Marriage of John KAHLENBECK to Mary E. NOAKES. Death of Ethel CONNELL, age 7.
27 - * Birth of son to Omer MARTIN.Birth of son to Andrew TAYLOR. Marriage of Andrew GOODNIGHT to Appalena BUDD. Death of Thomas J. JESSUP, age 72.Death of Daisy SUDDOTH LINDERMAN.
28- Thanksgiving day. Kokomo
football team completes its record of victories.
29- Death of Mrs. R.B. HAYES.
1 - Rev. SHOUSE resigns pastorate of local Baptist church.Lodge of Elks holds annual memorial service.
2 - Henry BOWLES and Jack MCDOWELL arrested at Peru for stealing hides from the KELLY slaughter house.
3 - Death of Mrs. Rachel ALTER. Welcome to Rev. MCNEIL.
4 - Night funeral held over the remains of Claude GALLIMORE.
5 - Finance committee of council stirs up a controversy by
announcing it will pay off city bonds about to fall due.
6 - Discovery made that Henry BOWLES, a prisoner held at the county jail, had stolen diamonds in the Philippines.
7 - Stokes MAXWELL, prominent cattle raiser of east end of county, has one of his prize winners poisoned.
8 - Rev. W.A. HUTCHINSON renews pastorate of Kokomo Presbyterian church, after an absence of 25 years.
9 - Mayor ARMSTRONG grows picturesque and profane in an oratorical
outburst in the council.
10 - Rev. HERRICK accepts presiding eldership for the Kokomo district.
11 - Kokomo has a distinguished visitor in the person of the
ex-bandit Frank JAMES.
12 - George KINDER wins long fight for retail saloon license at
Russiaville.Frank KEIFER killed in
crossing accident on the Panhandle.
13 - Slot machines fired out of town at the order of the police board.
14 - Body of Edward PEDIGO found in a whisky barrel in basement of an Indianapolis Medical College.
15 - Kokomo churches have to suspend services on account of the intense cold.
16 - Council fails again to take final action on the water works
17 - County officers given scare by a fire in the basement of court house.
18 - * Death of Eileen CLEMENTS, wife of Joseph CLEMENTS.
19 - Death of John ROBERTSON. Tribune gives news concerning the
absurd claim for a bit of stationery furnished the county by E.J. MARSH.
20 - Death of James MCCAULEY [age 30]and Benjamin TUCKER.
21 - Error in Howard-Tipton joint road specifications becomes
23 - Howard Circuit Court opens for December term.
24 - Zachary CHAPMAN killed in gas explosion at plate glass works.
Shooting at Judson church in Ervin Twp.
25 - Christmas Day. Pat O'DONNELL arrested for firing shot at Grant
PURNER at Judson church.
26 - Talk of compromise plan among councilmen for disposing of water
27 - Funeral of Homer MYERS, former Kokomo man who died at Richmond.
28 - Howard County Republican Central committee holds initial
meeting and takes action on Howard-Grant superior judgeship.
30 - Tribune announces the arrest of Swindler SAWYER at
Philadelphia. Death of Belle DICKEY.
* 31 - Marriage of Roscoe MERCER to Sophia SMITH.
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