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MELROSE NEWS
1917

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31-JAN-1917
F.G. Hasten has been sick.

Roy Medsker was in Casey Monday.

F.M. Thompson has bought a new ford.

J.R. Trump was in Martinsville Friday.

Guy Hasten was in West Union on Saturday.

Mr. And Mrs. J.B. Pendleton has been quite sick.

Mrs. Drusy Thompson is visiting her son in Darwin.

English Brothers have moved their saw mill into this neighborhood.

FRANK STANFIELD visited Charles Hix and family near Allright last week.

Fred Crumrin and family visited Elmer Snavely and wife Wednesday.

MRS. ELIZABETH CORNWELL has been suffering with a carbuncle on her shoulder. She is now better.

Dan Brown and family moved last week to their home in Olney. Hugh White who bought the farm has moved on to it.





7-FEB-1917
Mrs. Maria Hasten has been sick.

Mrs. Henry McDaniel has been low with pneumonia.

Bruce Evans is selling his large herd of hogs.

James Thompson and wife are parents of a daughter born Sunday.

W.J. Morgan was here last week looking after his farm.

There is talk that the coal leases taken last spring will be renewed.

Rev. Bert Eckels of Clarksville arrived Thursday to assist in the revival being held here.

Mrs. Jesse Stuck who lived near the county line was buried Wednesday. Death was due to pneumonia.

It is rumored that PERCY STANFIELD AND HIS BRIDE WILL LIVE ON THE FARM SOON TO BE VACATED BY CHARLES BECKWITH. We wish them a happy married life.



14-FEB-1917
OTTO CORNWELL has been sick with the grip.

RAY CORNWELL was in West Union Wednesday.

Mrs. Sarah Newlin shopped in Martinsville Wednesday.

Leon Dodd hauled freight from west Union Saturday.

Mr. And Mrs. F.G. Hasten who have been sick are better.

AXIOM SPIVEY of West York has been visiting friends and relatives here.

P.F. Dodd went to Ridgefarm Sunday to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law William Fisk. Mr. Fisk lived here a number of years ago.

D.A. Freemanís blacksmith shop burned Wednesday night. The fire was seen by people in the country, but no one in town knew of it until the morning. The loss was partially covered by insurance.

L.L. Trump of Gardener, Florida, came Friday to visit his parents, Mr. And Mrs. J.R. Trump. He is on his way to locate in North Dakota from where he moved to Florida.

Miss. Flossie Bartlett who taught the winter term at Liberty school was injured by a coal gas explosion in the school heater last week. She was burned about yhe face and arms. She was taken to her home near West Union and her sister Miss Frances is finishing the term.

J.E. Padget died Sunday morning of pneumonia. Funeral services were held at Island Grove Monday. Interment in the cemetery there.


21-FEB-1917
EZRA CORNWELL was in Martinsville Thursday.

FRANK STANFIELD hauled coal from West Union Wednesday.

Mrs. William Shaffner is some better at this time.

A little daughter of Tedge Kinderdine is sick.

Ernest English is hauling frame material for a new home.

Milo Baker is suffering some broken ribs due to his being kicked by a horse.

Rev. Chester Hix preached at Choctaw Saturday and Sunday nights.

James Howerton who was injured by falling from the mow of his barn is able to be about.

A surprise birthday party was given for Harry Thompson Wednesday evening.


21-MARCH-1917
J.D. Wells was in Marshall this past week.

F.G. Hasten was in West Union Thursday.

JOE CORNWELL was in West Union Wednesday.

FRANK STANFIELD is moving to his place south of here.

Nick Thompson will move into a house owned by J.D. Wells.

GEORGE WAIT of Allright will move to the place vacated by Nick Thompson.

Fred Crumrin has opened a sugar camp on his fatherís farm where he lives. He has installed a modern evaporating plant with a number of trees fitted with spikes and buckets.


28-MARCH-1917
Fred English is building a garage.

Ova Stanfield lost a valuable horse Monday.

Frank Hedges of Allright was here last week.

Elmer Snavely has ordered a new automobile.

Tennis Shaffner has moved to a farm near Alright.

OTTO, EZRA AND RAY CORNWELL, J.R. Trump and ROY MEDSKER were in Martinsville Thursday.

Escol Beckwith and Flora Newlin were married Saturday evening by Rev. Chester Hix.

D.A. Freeman has placed his blacksmith shop in Ballís barn. His shop building having burned made it necessary to buy new tools.


4-APRIL-1917
Mrs. Chester Hix has been sick.

Roy Wells is remodeling his barn.

F.G. and P.C. Hasten were in Casey Monday.

MRS. OVA STANFIELD shopped at Martinsville Thursday.

MRS. OTTO CORNWELL and Sarah Newlin shopped at Martinsville Thursday.

M.M. Snyder and Roy Wells made a business trip to Indianapolis Thursday.

Mrs. Drusy Thompson has been visiting here and returned to her home in Darwin Sunday.

J.K. Termain carrier on Union route thought Melrose is making his trips in a new ford.

F.G. and Guy Hasten were in Terre Haute Tuesday to attend the funeral of the formers niece, Mrs. Ray Mason.

Friends of Lester Swope and his bride gave them a rousing charivari, followed by a social one evening last week.

Mrs. Guila Smith who formerly resided in Weir was married Friday to A. R. Colvin of West Union. Mr. Colvin lived for years in this township.


11-APRIL-1917
ROY MEDSKER was in West Union Wednesday.

Dennis Pendleton is working for RAY CORNWELL

J.B. Pendleton is to build a barn for George Baker.

OVA STANFIELD intends to build an addition to his house.

D.A. Freeman has moved to the Frank Hedges property.

Mrs. Chester Hix was taken very sick Sunday but is better now.

Miss Blanche Hedges is home from Indianapolis to visit her parents.

J.R. Trump was elected a justice of the peace in Orange Township Tuesday.

Mort Nave has moved from Martinsville to the Sam Umstott place near East McDaniel.

Commodore Morris, son of the late WILLIAM MORRIS died at Terre Haute Wednesday. He lived here before his fatherís death.

Friends of Eschol Beckwith and wife gathered at her motherís home Wednesday evening and gave them a typical cow-bell serenade.

Fred English was injured while using a wood saw Tuesday morning. Harry Dudley came Saturday for a weeks visit. He has been working in Detroit, Michigan and stopped here enroute to Scottsburg, Indiana, where his parents live.

The barn which was reported burned last week is on the Life farm in the township near West York instead of the Seigel farm. This barn was built by MARTIN WILLARD in 1894 and owing to having been kept painted and repaired was in good condition.


17-APRIL-1917
J.R. Trump was in Martinsville on Tuesday.

F.G. Hasten was in Martinsville Thursday.

Bird Thompson of Darwin was here Wednesday.

Bruce Evans is building several improvements on his farm.

English Brothers have moved their saw mill to the J.S. Leseure farm.

Mrs. J. R. Trump has been quite sick but is better at this time.

Charles Cooper of West York has been hauling hay from here for the past week.

GARNET, THE TWO YEAR OLD SON OF RAY CORNWELL, WAS SEVERELY SCALDED MONDAY BY FALLING INTO A TUB OF HOT WATER. HIS MOTHER SAW HIM FALL BUT BEFORE SHE COULD REMOVE HIS CLOTHING HE WAS DEEPLY BURNED IN SEVERAL PLACES. DR. WEIR OF WEST UNION WAS CALLED AND A NURSE CAME TUESDAY TO CARE FOR THE LITTLE FELLOW. RECOVERY WAS THOUGHT DOUBTFUL FOR SOME TIME BUT NOW THERE ARE HOPES OF HIS RECOVERY.

Friends of Sylvia Shaffner gave her a surprise Wednesday evening. A pleasant social evening was reported.

Mr. And Mrs. James Spraker spent Sunday with William Medsker and family.


24-APRIL-1917
Mrs. Sarah Newlin shopped in Martinsville Tuesday.

Tedge Kinderdine and wife shopped in Martinsville Monday.

Charles Howerton of Marshall is visiting his father James Howerton.

Herman Lambdin of Allright visited his Uncle D.A. Freeman and family Wednesday.

A school election was held Saturday when RAY CORNWELL was re-elected as director.

Dad Ball has been sick for some time. Several men turned out Saturday to break and plant his garden.

THE LITTLE SON OF RAY CORNWELL, WHO WAS BADLY SCALDED BY FALLING INTO A HOT TUB OF WATER LAST WEEK, IS WELL ON HIS WAY TO RECOVERY.

Wiley Busby of Annapolis, who died last Sunday of blood poisoning, had bought livestock for Henry Green for several years and was well known in this community.

The house on Milo Bakers farm near Cottonwood burned Sunday night with the contents. James Howerton lived in the house and was away fro m home losing all his goods and clothing. He has moved to the Edwards farm south of here.


2-MAY-1917
Ralph Hix was in Marshall Monday.

Dad Ball is no better at this time.

J.R. Trump is building a porch on his residence.

School began Monday, Myrtle Pendleton teaching.

Nick Thompson and wife are the parents of a baby girl which was born Saturday.


16-MAY-1917
J.R. Trump was in Martinsville Tuesday.

W.J. Morgan of Auburn was here Wednesday.

Maud Ramsey of Casey is visiting relatives here.

Sarah Newlin shopped in Martinsville Saturday.

Rev. Chest Hix filled his appointment here Sunday.

Fred Phillippi and wife spent Sunday with J.B. Pendleton and family.

A.M. Trump and family of Robinson spent Sunday with his father J.R. Trump and family.

OVA STANFIELD is building a kitchen and making other improvements on his farm residence.

P.C. Hasten went to Terre Haute Thursday for surgical treatment of his eyes which have been troubling him for some time.

Howard Norman of Martinsville visited P.C. Hasten and family Sunday.

Harry Slusser of Orange and Lillian Green of Johnson were married Saturday night at the home of the brideís parents.


30-MAY-1917
Daisy Thompson is visiting here.

Nancy McDaniel is sick with the measles.

Granville Freeman of Walnut Prairie visited D.A. Freeman and family Sunday.

Alex Ball spent a few days in Indiana last week. His son Dave returned with him for a short visit.

Rev. Chester Hix filled the pulpit here Sunday.


11-JULY-1917

Sam Umstott is building a new barn.

H.E. Pendleton is driving a new buggy.

W.J. Morgan of Auburn was here Sunday.

Mr. And Mrs. Tidge Kinderdine drove to Clarksville Sunday.

C.W. CORNWELL and Milo Baker left Monday for Kansas harvest fields.

The house owned by John Wells close to the school was burned Thursday afternoon.

It was occupied by Henry McDaniel as a residence. The fire was caused by a defective flu.

The building was originally built by Hurd Murphy and was used as an exchange. For several years he ground corn and kept a stock of feed and flour there.


20-JUNE-1917
P. F. Dodd has been sick for some time.

J.H. Leseure is hauling material for a new barn.

Charles L. Trump and family of Cleveland, Ohio, came Tuesday for a few days stay with parents and other relatives.

Garnet Thompson left Monday for the Gray Horse, Oklahoma, military training camp, having enlisted in the National Guard some time ago.

Mr. And Mrs. Ernest English took their little daughter, Ruth, to a doctor at Martinsville Friday. She fell and broke her collar bone a few days ago.


18-JULY-1917
James Abel and wife shopped in Martinsville Saturday.

J.B. Pendleton is doing some building for Charles Meeker.

Mr. And Mrs. OTTO STANFIELD was in Martinsville Wednesday.

Misses Myrtie and Lucy Pendleton shopped in Martinsville Saturday.

Mabel Dodd is visiting here.

Tuesday morning a team of mules belonging to W.J. Morgan ran away tearing up his binder. The same day a mule team ran away with ROY MEDSKER.


8-AUGUST-1917
P.C. Hasten was in Martinsville Saturday.

J.B. Pendleton was in Martinsville Saturday.

J.R. Trump was in west York on Wednesday.

OVA STANFIELD and family visited in Martinsville over Sunday.

Mrs. C.L. Trump and children of Cleveland, Ohio, are visiting J.R. Trump and wife.

Herman Pendleton and Miss Sylvia Shaffner were married Saturday evening by Rev. C. Hix.

Harry Baker, Herman Bartlett and Lo Wernz enlisted in the Navy at Terre Haute Tuesday.


15-AUGUST-1917
James Howerton was in Marshall Monday.

P.F. Dodd has put in a gasoline filling station.

P.C. Hasten and Dennis Pendleton are baling straw on the sand prairie.

A.M. Trump and family of Robinson visited J.R. Trump and wife on Sunday.

William Medsker and wife spent Sunday with Mr. And Mrs. Jesse Spraker at the county line.

Rondell Bartlett and Miss Lucy Pendleton were married in Marshall last Wednesday.


29-AUGUST-1917
William Medsker drives a new ford.

E.E. Evans and family of Casey visited here Sunday.

William Maxwell has taken his threshing machine to Edgar County.

Herman Bartlett and Ed Buckner were home over Sunday from their training camps.

Lightening struck and burned a barn belonging to Sarah Bartlett last Monday.

We understand that Ed Grant will move to West Union soon.


5-SEPT-1917
P.F. Dodd has been reproofing his store.

W.J. Morgan of Auburn was here Friday.

Elmer Snavely and wife took in the Chautauqua at Merom Tuesday.

Ralph Hix began a winter term at Possum Ridge in Anderson Township Monday.

F.G. Hasten was in Terre Haute Saturday to see his brother Byron who has been sick for some time.


12-SEPT-1917
Mrs. J.R. Trump was taken sick Saturday morning.

J.D. Wells has been clerking for P.F. Dodd during the latterís absence.

Several farmers delivered stock to H.E. Green on Quaker Lane Friday.

P.C. Hasten and J.H. Leseure are doing some building for Sam Crow near West Union.

J.D. Wells has been appointed road commissioner to succeed C.M. Bartlow.

Alex ball has traded his stock of goods and property for a farm in Missouri.

Word was received from Eugene Baker who is training in St. Louis for the hospital service. He reports being in good health and as being satisfied in every way.


19-SEPT-1917
William Medsker is building a garage.

Otto Nichols of West Union was here Sunday.

Frank Hedges of Allright was here last week.

W.J. Morgan of Auburn was here Wednesday.

OVA STANFIELD has traded his team for a ford.

Ernest English has been laid up with a sore foot.

Alex Ball and wife went Sunday with J.B. Pendleton and wife.

Alex Ball and family will leave this week for Southeast Missouri.

Dan Estes and family have been visiting Tedge Kinderdine and family


26-SEPT-1917
Emery Dodd of Martinsville was here Wednesday.

OTTO CORNWELL is suffering with an attack of rheumatism.

Arthur Snavely and wife have been visiting relatives here.

The funeral of Mrs. Norman Hunter was held at Wesley Chapel on Saturday.

George Baker who has been suffering from blood poisoning is better at this time.

Chester Hix left Thursday for Lanark, Illinois, to attend the eldership of the churches of God.

P.F. Dodd returned Saturday from a three week visit with his son Arlie and wife.

Grandma Huckaba is quite sick at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.N. Phillippi in Orange Township.

Rondel Bartlett, Arlie Draper and David Grubb were the young men furnished to the draft army by our township.

3-OCTOBER-1917
B.C. Hasten of Terre Haute came Monday to visit his mother.

Albert Lambdin and family of Allright spent Sunday with Tedge Kinderdine.

MRS. OTTO CORNWELL visited Sunday with her brother Alva Thompson and family of Darwin.

F.G. Hasten left Sunday for a visit in Kansas and Nebraska and a trip through Colorado and Montana.

The funeral of David Drummond, an old and respected citizen of Orange Township, was held in Medsker Cemetery Monday.

Will Leseure of this township and Flozzie Chamness of Orange Township were married at Robinson Wednesday.


10- OCTOBER-1917
P.F. Dodd is picking the apples from his large orchard.

Mrs. William Myers of York is visiting relatives here.

Mrs. J.R. Trump went to Robinson Saturday to visit with her son, Arthur and family.

P.C. Hasten and J.H. Leasure are building a house and barn for Henry Hill north of Annapolis.

It is reported the Miss. Florence Edna Baker, who is a Red Cross Nurse, is returning home from France because of illness.

There was a pie supper at No. 6 Friday night. OVA STANFIELD is to be commended for his interest in this school.


17-OCT-1917
John Abbott has been visiting in Charleston.

Fred English pulled an ensilage cutter for EZRA CORNWELL Saturday.

Several teams hauled coal for P.F. Dodd Friday and Saturday, unloading a car at West Union.

Robert Craig was taken to a hospital at Terre Haute for treatment this week.

We are sorry to hear that ZACH MEDSKER was hurt Friday. He fell from a silo while working for Harry Craig near West Union.

His sons ROY AND CHARLIE who live relatives here went to see him Friday night and again Sunday.


31-OCTOBER-1917
J.R. Trump was in Martinsville Saturday.

Mrs. J. P. Pendleton shopped in Martinsville Saturday.

Roe Welsh hauled a load of apples to Terre Haute Friday.

F.G. Hasten returned Sunday from a visit to Nebraska and Kansas.

CHARLES AND BERT GRAHAM have purchased a sorghum outfit and are making molasses where they live south of Melrose.


26-DECEMBER-1917
EZRA CORNWELL was in West Union Saturday.

Percy and Guy Hasten were in Martinsville Thursday.

A.M. Trump and family of Robinson came Saturday to spend Christmas with his parents.

J.H. Pendleton returned to his home in Arkansas Thursday after a weeks visit with his brother J.B. Pendleton.


[The Marshall Herald, submitted by Ron Cornwell]



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