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Hardin County Independent News
Hardin County Independent was published by E. M.
Young, the heading statement being "Published in
the Heart of the World's Richest Fluorspar
of the coldest weather in years-six degrees below
zero-was happening at Bend of the River. Mr. and
Mrs. James Lamb were the proud parents of an eight
pound baby girl Myrtle Lorine.
news: A crew of men who came to Elizabethtown to
work on the hard road found the Ohio River on a
rampage with low lands flooded and they returned to
Harrisburg to await receding of the water. Jim
Pruett had shipped a large bunch of cattle to an
Evansville market. J. W. Baker, known locally as
the music man, had sold quite a few Victrolas in town
the week before.
news: Rev. M. F. Oxford was holding a revival
meeting at Mt. Zion. Mr. and Mrs. George Dutton
were the proud parents of another fine boy. The
stork also visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thurston
Ridge news: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ginger visited Mr.
and Mrs. John Conkle, Jr.
Ridge news: A pie supper was held at
Philadelphia Church on January 18th. The
proceeds were used to purchase an organ for the
church. A boat schedule was published. The
Mary McConnell was to leave Cave In Rock at 6:30 a.m.
and arrive in Caseyville at 8 a.m. R. McConnell
was owner and master. He also operated the
Katheryne, a boat, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon each
day with stops at Tolu, Rosiclare, Elizabethtown and
Cave In Rock. A typographical error in our items
last week was caused by the letter "t" being
substituted for the letter "r" in spelling
the name of Mrs. Rebecca Birch making a most
mortifying mistake. We are satisfied it was
purely an oversight by both the typist and proof
Branch news: Mrs. Ella Williams was the proud
mother of a fine baby boy, Nolen Eugene. The
Douglas mines had quite a few cave ins during the past
week. The hands were kept busy keeping
shafts from filling up. Mr. and Mrs. Archie
Fowler spent the afternoon with Mrs. Aaron Sutherland.
In Rock news: Mrs. Thelma Mason made a business
trip to Evansville on the Steamer Bay Queen. Roy
Griffith was advertising the 1924 Model Studebaker
Big-Six Seven Passenger Sedan for $2,685.00. Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. B. Birch celebrated their golden
wedding anniversary on January 11th. Native of
Hardin County, they lived there all their lives.
Both still enjoyed a fair degree of health. They
had nine children (eight living), 19 grandchildren,
and one great-grandchild. Ages 70 and 65, it was
obvious both were rather young when hit by cupid's
dart. "We see no reason why their future
years may still be crowned with that love and esteem
that has illuminated life's pathway."
Branch news: The latest arrival was a boy at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hicks.
news: Millard Ledbetter, pilot on packet, the
Bay Queen, was a guest of his father, James Ledbetter
of Elizabethtown for a week. R. F. Austin of
Rock Creek came in for his son, Omar Austin, a
mechanic here, to do some machine work for him at the
farm. Arbrey Patton and Miss Myrtle Lowe, both
of near Mt. Zion, were married. He was the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Patton; her parents were Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Lowe.
Ridge news: Earl Barger sold out his blacksmith
shop to Ess Vinyard and George Carr. Captain D.
W. Rowan and wife were the proud parents of a 10 pound
baby girl on January 17th, christened Clara Elizabeth
after its two grandmas. Mother and baby were
well but daddy was reported to be shaken up.
Mrs. Dollie Tyer and Mrs. Lilly Mason of Cave In Rock
were visiting relatives in other parts of the
county. Earl Gaines and Miss Hazel Knight, the
eldest daughter of E. A Knight and wife, Rosiclare,
traveled to Paris, Tennessee where marriage laws were
more flexible concerning age requirements than in
Illinois, and were married. Mrs. Gaines was
described as an industrious and fairly well educated
lady. At the Bend of the River, several nice
hogs drowned in the back water at the Walker and
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