Gleanings from New Albany

April 1875

Abstracts from: New Albany Ledger Standard and New Albany Daily Ledger Standard

NALS Thur. 3 Apr 1875 p4 c6: DIED—BRILL-In the twentieth year of her age, at the residence of her father, 2˝ miles from the city, on the L., N. A. & C. R. W., at 11 o'clock, April 2nd, 1875, Miss Mary Brill, after an illness of about five years. The funeral will take place from Mt. Tabor Church to-morrow, Sunday at 2 p. m. The friends are invited without further notice.

NALS Thurs. 3 Apr 1875 p4 c4; Miss Emma Harbeson, daughter of policeman James Harbeson, is lying dangerously ill at her father's residence on Lower Main street.

NALS Mon 5 Apr 1875 p4 c4: Daniel Bruner, died at his residence in Harrison county, four and half miles north east of Lanesville, Friday night in the seventy-second year of his age. Deceased was born in Virginia, removed to East Tennessee many years ago, and from there to Harrison county about fifteen years ago. Mr. B. died from a relapse of typhus fever.

NALS Tues. 6 Apr 1875 p4 c2: Ferdinand Shuley was granted license yesterday to marry Mrs. Eleanore Bruchet, Mrs. Bruchet, it will be remembered, is the lady who was shot in the thigh some time ago by the Frenchman who killed himself on Upper Eighth street.

NALS Tues. 6 Apr 1875 p4 c4: Death by Poisoning—A negro boy named Gibson, son of Andy Gibson, aged about six years, died this morning from the effects of poison. The negro boy visited a white boy living near the Northern Cemetery, and tasted medicine which was administered for chills to the white boy. It had the taste of whiskey, and the negro boy took a heavy dose and died almost instantly. He went into the yard, fell prostrate, and died while being carried into the house. The boy's body smelled fearfully after a short time, and his most intimate acquaintances could not recognize him an hour after his death. The Coroner was sent for and it is expected he will hold an inquest over the body. We learn that the white boy is also in a dangerous condition, and fears are entertained that he cannot live. The matter should be thoroughly investigated, and the druggist and physician concerned be compelled to clear their skirts or suffer.

NALS Tues. 6 Apr 1875 p4 c4: Twin Girls at Tinney's—This thing of New Albany women having twins . . . Andy Tinney, and Councilman Dishman — their wives had twin girls.

NALS Wed. 7 Apr 1875 p4 c2; George McQuigg had a paralytic seizure Monday morning, and has been laying in a stupor since that time, being only partially conscious, and then only for a very brief space of time. He is thought to be in a very critical condition with but little hopes of his recovery.

NALS Thurs. 8 Apr 1875 p4 c1; Special letters of administration were issued yesterday afternoon on the estate of Mr. Nicholas Spickert, who died about 2 o'clock yesterday.

NALS 9 Apr 1875 p4 c1: The little son of Mr. Charles Cottom is lying dangerously ill of typhoid pneumonia.

NALS 9 Apr 1875 p4 c5: DIEDMcCANN-In this city, Friday morning, April 9, 1875, Mrs. Ellen McCann, widow of the late Nathan McCann. The funeral will take place from the family residence on Lower First street, between Main and the river, Sunday morning, at 9 o'clock. The friends and acquaintances are invited to attend. NALS 9 Apr 1875 p4 c1: Miss Ellen McCann, widow of the late Nathan McCann, died this morning, from the effect of a paralytic stroke received some months ago. The deceased lady was a resident of this city for many years, and was universally respected by all that knew her. NADLS 10 Apr 1875 p4 c1; Mrs. McCann's funeral took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

NALS 9 Apr 1875 p4 c1: Mr. George McQuigg, who was stricken with paralysis on Monday evening, died last night.

NALS 9 Apr 1875 p4 c1: The French Benevolent Society of this city, went to Mooresville this morning to attend the funeral of Mr. Nicholas Spickert, who was an honored member of the order.

NALS 10 Apr 1875 p4 c5: DIEDMcQUIGG—In this city, yesterday morning, April 9, 1875, from paralysis, Mr. George M. Quigg, in the 47th year of his age. The funeral will take place from the late residence of the deceased, on Lower Fifth street, between Main and the river, to-morrow, Sunday morning, at 10˝ o'clock. The friends and acquaintances of the deceased are respectfully invited to attend without further notice,

NALS 10 Apr 1875 p4 c5: DIED, McQUIGG — In this city, yesterday morning, April 9, 1875, from paralysis, Mr. George W. McQuigg, in the 47th year of his age. The funeral will take place from the late residence of the deceased, on Lower  Fifth Street, between Main and the river, tomorrow, Sunday morning, at 10 o'clock. The friends and acquaintances of the departed are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

NALS 10 Apr 1875 p4 c1: Letters of administration were issued yesterday to Mr. I. B. Friend on the estate of H. H. Royse, deceased.

NALS 13 Apr 1875 p4 c4: Albert Ford died at his father's residence in Baltimore, March 30, 1875, in the twenty fourth year of his age. Mr. F. has relatives living in this city and at Indianapolis.

NALS 13 Apr 1875 p4 c4: DIED. Hegewald - Herman Henry, aged 2 years and 10 months, at the residence of his father, Charles Hegewald, on Bank street, between Main and the river, at 8:30 last night, of membraneous croup. The funeral will take place from the German Evangelical Church, at 2 o'clock p.m. tomorrow. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.

NALS 15 Apr 1875 p4 c2: Last night was in circulation, yesterday, that Jordan Featheringill had died at New Orleans. Jord is still engaged in this city as first engineer of a street car, and for a corpse has exceedingly healthy color.

NALS 15 Apr 1875 p4 c3: Local Personals - Mr. Lewis Wicks, one of the oldest residents of New Albany, is suffering from severe indisposition, at his residence on Lower Fifth street.

NALS 16 Apr 1875 p4 c3: Local Personals - The wife of Mr. John Marsh is lying dangerously ill with consumption, at his residence on  Lower Market streets.

NALS 17 Apr 1875 p4 c2: Marriage Licenses. The following parties were granted marriage licenses during the past week: Jacob Kegler and Mary F. Sears. Frank Smith and Mary Paff. Jacob J. Wolfe and Anna Wetzel. James M. Gwin and Caroline C. Warren.

NALS 17 Apr 1875 p4 c4: Executor's Notice: Persons indebted to the estate of the late Dr. P. S. Shields will call and settle their accounts with Messrs. Bentley & Dyer, who are fully authorized to receipt for the same. Jas. R. Shields, Nancy S. Shields, Executors   April 12, 1875

NALS 19 Apr 1876 p4 c3: Froze to Death. The little town of Leavenworth, Crawford county, was thrown into a state of excitement yesterday, which, for a time, made the citizens of the metropolis of hooppole county forget all about the court house removal and kindred troubles, by the announcement  that  a man named William Dodson had been found frozen to death that morning, only about seventy-five yards from his home, and about one mile from town. From what we have learned of the matter, Dodson had been drinking the evening previous, started home, and when about two hundred yards from home, had been rendered incapable of walking, either by the cold or by the effects of the whisky, most probably the latter, and had crawled on his hand and knees, as could be seen by the tracks on the ground, to a point within seventy-five yards of his house, when he laid down and died. A Coroner's jury was empanelled and a verdict of death from drunkenness and exposure rendered.

NALS 19 Apr 1875 p4 c3: Death of Mr. John G. Tompkins. The many friends of Mr. John G. Tompkins will regret to learn of his death, which took place at his residence, near Galena, Greenville township, this county, on Saturday last, after a protracted illness. Mr. T. was one of the pioneer citizens of the county, and one of the most intelligent and thrifty farmers who, by his enterprise and thorough appreciation of his calling, availed himself of the best means brought to his attention to bring agriculture to it's highest state of perfection, thereby infusing into his neighbors valuable lessons . . . .

NALS 19 Apr 1875 p4 c4: Died, Tompkins - At his residence, near Galena, Floyd county, on Saturday last, April 17, 1875, after a protracted illness. Mr. John G. Tompkins, in the 66th year of his age. Louisville papers please copy.

NALS 20 Apr 1875 p4 c4: William J. Turner and Isabella Bartle were married this afternoon, by Squire Slider.

NALS 20 Apr 1875 p4 c1: Mr. William Norrington died very suddenly at his residence near Mooresville last night, of hemorrhage of the lungs. Mr. N. was yesterday apparently as well as he had ever been but was taken suddenly ill in the night.

NALS 20 Apr 1875 p4 c1: The funeral of Mr. John G. Tompkins took place at Galena yesterday, and a very large concourse of the friends of the honored dead gathered to testify to the respect and regard in which he was held among his fellow citizens.

NALS 21 Apr 1876 p4 c3: Resolutions of Condolence. At a meeting of the Paoli M. E. Sunday School a committee was appointed to draft resolutions on the death of Mr. Otto Burckle. . . .

NALS 21 Apr 1875 p4 c1: Mr. Rowland Wemyss, formerly of this city, and Miss Anna R. Orr, were married last Thursday evening at Kansas City, Mo. The many friends of Mr. W. in this city wish him and his bride a happy and prosperous future.

NALS 22 Apr 1875 p4 c1: The will of Alfred Davis, deceased, was admitted to probate yesterday. Mrs. Davis was appointed administratrix by the provisions of the will, and qualified and gave the necessary bond.

NALS 22 Apr 1875 p4 c3: The wife of Mr. John Thornton is lying dangerously ill of erysipelas at her residence at Edwardsville.

NALS 23 Apr 1875 p4 c1: Circuit Court: A decree of divorce was granted Mrs. Margaret Walker this morning from her late husband Francis Walker.

NALS 24 Apr 1875 p4 c1: Severe Accident. This morning, about 6 o'clock, Mr. Wm. Howard, one of the oldest residents of this city, fell down a flight of 13 steps at the residence of Mr. John Tucker, where Mr. H. boards, and received some very severe internal injuries, which it is thought may prove fatal. He was conveyed to the residence of Col. Wm. Budd and Dr. Bowman called in to look after his injuries. Mr. Howard is nearly 83 years old, and on account of his advanced age, will in all probability, find recovery doubtful.

NALS 24 Apr 1875 p1 c3: Orange County Items: J. N. Marlett, an old and highly respected citizen of French Lick township, died last week of heart disease.

NALS 24 Apr 1875 p4 c4: Marriage Licenses. The following parties were granted marriage license during the past week: James M. Gwin and Caroline C. Warren. William J. Turner and Isabelle Bartle. John W. Lamb and Mary A. Shuman. Philip Stoll and Anna B. Fisher. Lemuel B. Parton and Angeline Lagle. John Preiss and Christina Wilt.

NALS 24 Apr 1875 p4 c2: The little son of Major George Phelps is lying dangerously ill at the residence of his father north of this city.

NALS 24 Apr 1875 p4 c1: From a letter addressed to the mother of Mrs. Ben. F. Walker, we learn that Mr. W. is lying very ill at Hot Springs, Ark.

NALS 26 Apr 1875 p4 c5: W. Z Aydelotte has gone to Illinois to attend the funeral of his brother's wife, Mrs. John Aydelotte, who died at Pekin Saturday.

NALS 26 Apr 1875 p4 c2: Sudden Death of Margaret Huget. Mrs. Margaret Huget, a French woman, aged 64, died very suddenly Saturday night at her residence on the Budd road, just below the city. She walked from the city Saturday afternoon, ate a hearty supper and retired to bed at the usual hour. During the night, she was taken with fainting spells and her son came to the city for a physician. The son returned with medicine and gave it to his mother and went to bed, telling her to awake him early in the morning. When he got up in the morning, he found his mother dead. In the evening, Sunday, the coroner was notified and he empanelled a jury to decide as to the cause of death. Without a dissenting voice, it was agreed that her death was from no act of violence but purely and decidedly from the visitation of Almighty God. The jury having no jurisdiction over the acts of the All Wise being, He was arraigned. Mrs. H. will be buried to-day under the auspices of the Catholic Church, of which she was a member.

NADLS 26 Apr 1875 p4 c2: City Court. In the Circuit Court this morning, Judge Bicknell rendered an opinion in reference to the will of Joseph St. John, deceased, allowing the widow one-third of certain real estate, provided certain deeds are set aside, in addition to her statuary allowance of $500. In addition to this number of demurrers were argued, and all cases set for trial on the first day were continued.

NADLS 27 Apr 1875 p4 c2: We are informed that Mr. William Howard, the old gentleman who was injured by falling down a flight of stairs Saturday morning, is in very precarious condition, with but little hope of his recovery. NALS 8 May 1875 p4 c5: William Howard

NADLS 27 Apr 1875 p4 c2: Benjamin Suddith, an aged and respectable citizen of Hardinsburg, died last Thursday.

NALS 27 Apr 1875 p4 c1: New Grocery and Meat Store. Messrs. Wolfe & Park have started a new grocery and meat store, at the corner of Upper Third and Elm streets, where our citizens can be supplied with the choicest groceries and the freshest meats in the market. Fresh meat can be had at the same price offered at in the market [sic], and it can be had at any hour in the day. This will be a convenience to the people living in the neighborhood.

NALS 27 Apr 1875 p4 c1: Death of an Aged Lady. Mrs. Guilliame, a French lady, died at the residence of her son, Joseph Guilliame, in French Settlement, below the city, yesterday, in the 85th year of her age. She has resided in the county many years and was a most excellent woman. Her remains were interred at the Catholic graveyard this morning. A large concourse of friends followed her to her last resting place.

NALS 27 Apr 1875 p4 c1: A Victim of the New Orleans Disaster. One of the victims of the recent steamboat disaster at New Orleans, was a resident of this city, Mr. Charles Kratz, who was a passenger, accompanying a bridal party , on the Exporter. Mr. K. was a young gentleman highly esteemed among his associates in this city, and , we believe, had graduated but a few months since from one of the educational institutions of this State. His parents and friends have the sympathies of a large circle of acquaintances in the untimely taking off of a son and associate.

NALS 28 Apr 1875 p4 c1: Irwin James, formerly of New Albany, died at Louisville the other day.

NALS 28 Apr 1875 p4 c1: The wife of Mr. James F. Smith, a river engineer is lying at the point of death. Mr. Smith will arrive today.

NALS 28 Apr 1875 p4 c1: Prof. Jacobs is teaching for Miss Sue E. Hooper, the latter being called to the death bed of her sister, Mrs. James F. Smith.

NALS 29 Apr 1875 p4 c5: DIED. WICKS. In this city, April 28th, 1875, Marion Platte, infant son of Henry H. and Amanda M. Wicks, aged 2 years 2 months and 21 days. The funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. J. L. Wicks, on Lower Fifth street, between Main and Market, at 10 o'clock tomorrow, Friday. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

NALS 29 Apr 1875 p4 c4: Finally Separated. Prof. W. W. Borden and his wife have made a final separation . . .  [see various articles in previous editions of the NALS]

NALS 30 Apr 1875 p4 c5: Notice: My wife Elizabeth F. Borden having left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, this is to notify all persons not to trust her on my account, as I will  not be responsible for any debts contracted by her. Wm. W. Borden

Copyright 2007 by Sue P. Carpenter

INDEX

Aydelotte, John, Mrs.     Aydelotte, W. Z.     Bartle, Isabella     Bartle, Isabelle     Bicknell, Judge     Borden, Elizabeth, Mrs.     Bordon, W. W.     Bowman, Dr.     Brill, Mary     Bruchet, Eleanore, Mrs.     Bruner, Daniel     Budd, Wm.     Burckle, Otto     Cottom, Charles s/o     Davis, Alfred     Davis, Alfred, Mrs.     Dishman, Councilman     Dodson, William     Featheringill, Jordan     Fisher, Anna B.     Ford, Albert     Friend, I. B.     Gibson, Andy son of     Guilliame, Joseph     Guilliame, Mrs.     Gwin, James M.     2     Harbeson, Emma     Harbeson, James     Hegewald, Herman Henry     Hegewald, Charles     Hooper, Sue     Howard, William     2     Huget, Margaret, Mrs.     Jacobs, Prof.     James, Irwin     Kegler, Jacob     Kratz, Charles     Lagle, Angeline     Lamb, John W.     Marlett, J. N.     Marsh, John, Mrs.     McCann, Ellen, Mrs.     McCann, Nathan     McQuigg, George     2     3      4     New Grocery and Meat Store     New Orleans Disaster     Norrington, William     Orr, Anna R.     Paff, Mary     Parton, Lemuel B.     Phelps, George son of     Priess, John     Royse, H. H.     Sears, Mary F.     Shields, James R.     Shields, Nancy S.     Shields, P. S.     Shuley, Ferdinand     Shuman, Mary A.     Slider, Squire     Smith, Frank     Smith, James F.     Smith, James F., Mrs.     2     Spickert, Nicholas     2     St. John, Joseph     Stoll, Philip     Suddith, Benjamin     Thornton, John, Mrs.     Tinney, Andy     Tompkins, John G.     2     3     Tucker, John     Turner, William J.     2     Twin Girls at Tinney’s     Walker, Ben F., Mrs.     Walker, Francis     Walker, Margaret     Warren, Caroline C.     2     Wemyss, Rowland     Wetzel, Anna     Wicks, Amanda M.     Wicks, Henry H.     Wicks, J. L.     Wicks, Lewis     Wicks, Marion Platte     Wilt, Christina     Wolfe & Parke     Wolfe, Jacob J.    

 

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