Posts by Taneya Koonce

Quadruple Nuptials (3 February 1890)

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Four Knots Tied at Once by a Calhoun, Ky. Minister Calhoun, Ky., Feb. 3 – Bethel church was the scene of a brilliant and notable society event at 11 o’clock Friday morning, the occassion being a quadruple wedding, in which Mr. Robert MOSELY and Miss Mollie WALKER, Mr. Frank J. MOSELY and Miss Ava BOYD,… Continue reading

HAYDEN, Arthur – (d. 1916)

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A Happy House Party the Scene of Killing:  Mans Gibson Cuts Arthur Hayden’s Throat – the Slayer Claims Self-Defense Calhoun, Ky., Oct. 8 –  A house party attended by 100 of McLean county’s leading citizens ended abruptly last night when two of the guests, Mans GIBSON and Arthur HAYDEN, became involved in a fight, which… Continue reading

CRABTREE, William – (d. 1916)

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Pneumonia Takes Man by Death In a Night Evansville, Ind., Jan. 19 — William CRABTREE, of Calhoun, Ky,, was out hunting Saturday afternoon and returned to the home of his brother-in-law, Logan OSBORN, 12 Ewing avenue, ate a hearty supper and went to bed. Alarmed at his non-appearance yesterday a knock was made on his… Continue reading

WALLER, Wm. H. (Mr. & Mrs. ) – Visit Hopkinsville (1914)

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Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. WALLER, of Calhoun, Ky., who spent the holidays with Mr. WALLER’s mother, Mrs. Kate D. WALLER, returned home today. Hopkinsville Kentuckian. (Hopkinsville, Ky.), 01 Jan. 1914. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069395/1914-01-01/ed-1/seq-5/>

SMITHSON, John O. (Rev.) – Attends Family Reunion (1908)

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Title:  8 Children Present – First Meeting of the Family Since About Thirty Years A reunion of the SMITHSON family was held at the home of W.E. ADCOCK, south of the city, Wednesday, where Mrs. J.C. SMITHSON lives.  All of her children were present, the first time in 35 years, that the entire family has… Continue reading

ROBINSON, S.B. – Speaks at Farmer’s Institute (1909)

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Title: Will Furnish Two Speakers for State Institute Two Hopkinsville men will be on the program at the Farmers Institute at Elizabethtown, Feb. 24., J.B. WALKER will discuss “Alfalfa and How to Grow It,” in a speech limited to 25 minutes. Chas. E. BARKER will lead the discussion on “Wheat and Oats,” in a ten… Continue reading

SHACKLEFORD,W.A. – Former Sheriff Heavily Fined (1918)

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Title: Heavy Fine and Sentence Imposed on Former Sheriff Calhoun, Ky., March — W.A. SHACKELFORD, formerly sheriff of McLean county, and J.E. COWGILL, a prominent citizen, were today convicted before the jury and Judge SLACK in circuit court of interfering with the carrying out of justice.  SHACKLEFORD was fined $429 and costs and sentenced to… Continue reading

JOHNSON, J. Calhoun – (d. 1909)

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Title: Two Deaths of Prominent Todd County Citizens J. Calhoun JOHNSON died in this city this afternoon at 3 o’clock.  The deceased came from Calhoun, Ky., to this county, and married Miss Eliza PERKINS.  He had been a resident of the county 25 years.  He was sheriff at one time.  He was the supervisor of… Continue reading

CASEY, Henry – (d. 1906)

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Title: Disappointed in Love Calhoun, Ky., Jan. 25 — Henry CASEY, a well-t0-do farmer of this county, shot himself at the home of Frank McDANIEL Sunday night at 9 o’clock, but his body was not discovered until Monday morning. The suicide is supposed to have been caused by a love affair as in the young… Continue reading