Monday, September 8, 2014

August News from 1884, 1894, 1904, 1924

1884 Aug 2 New Vienna News: The M.E. [Methodist] Church is being frescoed; an infant found on a local veranda has died; wheat prices are low but corn is reviving; Davis Sewing Machine salesman has been in town; fire destroys Hezekiah Hildebrant's smokehouse but lack of wind kept the town from suffering a terrible conflagration; and the Christian Church had a grand picnic in Spears' Grove near Snow Hill. --Highland Weekly News 7Aug1884p8

1884 Aug 13 The New Vienna Band has been reorganized, making the second band in New Vienna; other bands in the county include two in Wilmington, one each at Sabina, New Burlington and Reesville [and a brass band in Farmers Station]. --Wilmington Journal 13Aug1884p3

1884 Aug 13 Jeff Conway was taken to the County jail to "lodge with Sherriff Smith," having been tried before A.S. Amberg, Mayor of New Vienna and charged with crime of selling property on which there was a mortgage, sentenced to sixty days.  The next morning he was released due to errors in the paperwork. --Wilmington Journal 13Aug1884p3

1884 Aug 13 Teachers Announced New Vienna & Green Township Schools: New Vienna school, J.F. Fenton, principal; Alice E Mory, grammar; Mrs. Clara E. Brown, second intermediate; Amma C. Lewis, first intermediate; J.J. Glenn, Maple Grove; Edgar Reeder, Oak Grove; O.L Fordyce, Second Creek School. --Wilmington Journal 13Aug1884p3

1884 Aug 17 New Vienna News: Weather dry, business dull; Joel Brewer & Frank Cornell, are proprietors of the NV St. George Hotel; George Lawrence's horse ran away with him in town, demolishing a buggy wheel and harness; death of Frances Williams, wife of Thomas who is widely and favorably known; turnpikes currently under construction will make New Vienna roads complete except one to Lynchburg. --Highland Weekly News 20Aug1884p8

1884 Aug 20 John Harrison - Accident or Suicide?  Fell from a window and was fatally injured. Was a popular landlord of the Harrison House at corner of [what is now Dollar Store location] SR-73 and SR-28. --Wilmington Journal 20Aug1884p3

1894 Aug 2 A one-day special free medical treatment offered in Dr. France's private parlors of New Vienna's Fealy Hotel [building later became Wells Mfg].  Offer includes surgery and all medicines.  --Hillsboro News-Herald 2Aug1854p4

1894 Aug 9 Personal news of who visited who from the New Vienna Reporter. --Hillsboro News-Herald 9Aug1894p8

1894 Aug 30 New Vienna Reporter news: Description of a colored picnic written in what now would be considered a racist manner.  In summary the "exciting and hair-raising" event held in Smith's Grove, near New Vienna, resulted in a fellow "Jenkins" shooting Bert Taylor in the shoulder.  --Hillsboro News-Herald 30Aug1894p1

1904 Aug 10 New Vienna news: New Vienna Bank building repairs are nearing completion and the entrance is moving to the northwest corner instead of the center of the building. A proposed town band project has fallen through and the town is without a band. Anna Powell (1881-1967), 4th grade teacher at New Vienna, has resigned due to her marriage to Dr. Francis Robert Terrell.   --Wilmington News-Journal 10Aug1904p1 and --Wilmington News-Journal 10Aug1904p1

1904 Aug 24 New Vienna news: Teacher info includes names of Zylpha (Zilpha?) West, Gertrude Good, Julia Polk, and Anna Powell Terrell. Also mentions "aged" couple, Mr. and Mrs. Drummond Smithson, who left the County Infirmary to get married and were later "returned." --Wilmington News-Journal 24Aug1904p1

1904 Aug 24 Isaac W. Matthews 1840-1904 obituary. Served as New Vienna Postmaster;  Clinton County Treasurer, 1884-1888; and "was a Union Soldier in the Civil War, enlisting early and serving three years, then re-enlisting.  Shortly after his second enlistment he had a leg shot off at Winchester, VA, and the wound never healed."  He is buried in New Vienna IOOF cemetery.  He was the son of John "Judge" Matthews and Sarah Woodmansee Matthews.  He married Sylvia Shockley, who survived, in 1868 and was the father of three daughters. --Wilmington News-Journal 24Aug1904p5 and

1924 Aug 18 Death of Mrs. Daisy Spear, 38.  Survived by husband Ervin, son Fred, parents M/M Joseph Summers, six sisters and three brothers.  Buried in New Vienna IOOF Cemetery. --Wilmington News-Journal Abstracts, 1924-28, p.23.

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