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Subject: [KYLAUREL-L] Excerpts from the Mt. Echo 1897 (21)
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 00:36:17 EST
Reprinted with permission of the Laurel County Historical Society
July 30, 1897
Died-Wednesday night, July 21, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.W.
Swaner. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community.
Mr. Charles Chesnut, who has been at work in Madison county for a few months,
returned home Saturday night.
Born-To the wife of Simon Gibbs a son; also to the wife of Merit Jones, a
daughter. The happy parents in either event got their wishes.
Married-At the residence of Mr. Ezekiel Wardrupe, on Friday last, Dr. Leighton
Lechleiter to Miss Josie Lechleiter. Rev. Elisha Tate officiated.
Miss Theresa Moses, after an absence of nearly one year, has returned home.
Mr. C.A. Lechleiter has accepted the appointment as Constable by our County
Judge, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. G.C. Thompson, of
KILLED SUNDAY NIGHT-John S. Orndorff, of Lincoln county, who was a fireman on
a north bound freight train, was struck in the head at Lily, Sunday night, by
the spout of the water tank which had not been raised high enough, and was so
severely injured that he died a few hours later. His remains were taken to
Lincoln county and interred.
Morris Carpenter, the 15 year old son of Mr. John D. Carpenter, deceased, of
Lincoln county, while on a visit to relatives in Clay county died of
appendicitis at Manchester, last Saturday. His remains were shipped through
London, Sunday to Hustonville, where they were interred that afternoon. His
mother is now Mrs. Wm. Hedden, of Kansas City (nee Miss Kate White), who was
telegraphed for and arrived just in time to him alive.
FIRE-Just as the church bells of London were ringing last Sunday morning for
Sunday school the cry of fire rang out upon the clear atmosphere and it was
soon discovered that the residence occupied by Mr. R.P. Brown and family,
situated in the Western portion of London, was on fire. In a few minutes a
large crowd of people were present, but the fire had gained such headway that
it was impossible to save the building, so they all went to work to save the
contents, in which they succeeded admirably. They saved everything, even
taking the doorshutters and windows down and saved them. The house was the
property of Mr. W.M.G. Hale, living in the Western portion of the county. His
loss is about $400. Mr. Brown now occupies the property of Mrs. Dyche,
recently vacated by Mrs. Magee.