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1884 Newspapers

Boonville Enquirer & the Boonville Standard News

This information was donated to the site by Lisa Rogier and Janice Beazer.


January 12, 1884

The Arkansas hunters, have not been heard from, out for 5 weeks now.

Obituary - At her home in Boonville, on Wednesday, January 9th at 11 P.M., Barbara, wife of A. J. Honeycutt, age 50 years, 2 months, 11 days. Mrs. Honeycutt, was a daughter of _____ McCoy, of Spencer County, and the sister of Dr's. T. J., and J. S. McCoy. She was married to Mr. A. J. Honeycutt in 1856, and leaves 6 children. (The January 26th issue, says the 3 sons, of A. J. Honeycutt, Henry, George and Charles, left for Florida to make their home).

Frank Masters died at 5:45 A.M. on Friday, January 11th, aged 40 years, 11 months. Funeral services at the residence of John Frambers, at 10 o'clock A.M. Saturday, January 12th, 1884. Buried at Maple Grove cemetery.



Saturday, January 19, 1884

Messrs. Jacob, and August Becker, W. H. Allen, of Boonville and the Davis' of Spencer County, returned home last Saturday morning, from their 5 weeks hunt. In Arkansas, and Missouri, bringing 11 deers as the trophies of their sport.

The deer lunch at Becker's Hotel, Wednesday night, was enjoyed to the fullest extent, and the landlord was proportionately proud of the fact that the game was slain by his own hands.

Last Saturday, John Harris was brought to Boonville, by detective, Hugh Hales, of Rockport, and turned over to Sheriff Campbell. Harris, was a former resident of this county, at which time an indictment was found against him for carrying a concealed weapon.




Saturday, January 26, 1884

The remains of the late Major William Lankford, who died at his home, in Grenada, Miss., on the 17th inst., arrived in Boonville on Wednesday, and were interred in the old graveyard. The deceased was a former resident of Boonville.



Saturday, February 2, 1884

Catherine Welte, a maiden of about 30 years of age, committed suicide by drowning herself in a well at the home of her brother, John Welte, in Campbell Township.

The large 2-story farm residence of John Fisher, in Campbell Township, was totally destroyed by fire Tuesday night. There was no insurance, the policy having expired about a month ago.



Saturday, February 9, 1884

John Reynolds, son of John A. Reynolds, Esquire, living East of Boonville, died last Friday, and was buried at Maple Grove
Cemetery.

Filson M. Boner, died at his home near Yankeetown, on the 1st inst., he died a convert to the Catholic faith.

Filson Matthew Boner, son of James W., and Sarah Boner, was born in Anderson Township, June 7, 1848. "Fils" the familiar name by which we all knew him. No parent ever stood more devotedly by his child, then did father "Uncle Jim" as well as his brother and step-mother. He died at his father's home in Anderson Township, on Thursday, January 31, 1884



Saturday, February 16, 1884

Mrs. Mamie Dodds, died in Kansas City, on the 6th inst., in the 26th year of her age. Mrs. Dodds, formerly was Miss Mamie Bethell, of Newburgh. Buried in Rose Hill.

Saturday, March 8, 1884

Jeremiah Spillman, a former citizen of this place, died at his residence of his son, Jonathan Spillman, in Gibson County, on the 3rd inst., in his 85th year of his age. His remains were brought to this place for interment.

Saturday, March 15, 1884

Doily Jamison, died on the 4th inst., aged 21 years.

Mr. Homer Harmon, of Spencer County, was married on the 9th, to Miss Ida Hougland, of Boon Township, by Rev. I. S. Hay.




Saturday, March 29, 1884

Uncle Jessie Miller, died Tuesday morning at his home, about 4 miles Northwest of Boonville, age 83 years, 11 months, and 8 days. Uncle Jesse, was one of the pioneers.

Mrs. Elizabeth Schwinn, wife of Charles Schwinn, died on Thursday after 4 P.M. of pneumonia. Buried at the Lutheran Cemetery, East of town, at 9 A.M. this morning.




Saturday, April 12, 1884

On Monday, the day of the election, William Lenn shot John Baker, in the abdomen, and William Purdue, through the wrist, on the streets of Newburgh.

In Memoriam - Mr. Jesse B. Miller, was born May 18, 1800, on the line of Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In 1808, his father moved to Busorow Prairie, Knox County, Indiana. They finally moved to Henderson, Kentucky. With wagons, they moved to Shakertown, where his father died in 1816. Mr. Miller, remained there till he was 21 years of age. On March 17, 1825, he married Janet Iglehart, in Ohio County, Kentucky. Moved to Warrick County in 1820. His wife died in February 1843, leaving 5 sons, and 2 daughters. On May 1845, he married Sally Pace, a widow. She died in September 1875. Mr. Miller's father was of Irish descent, and his mother was German, her maiden name being Elizabeth Smith. 8 children surviving: D. L. Miller, J. N. Miller, and J. B. Miller, all living in Warrick County, adjoining the homestead; Dr. Miller, of Mound Valley, Kansas; and J. H. Miller of Harrisburg, Illinois; 2 daughters, Mrs. E. K. Robinson, of Pierce City, Missouri and Mrs. A. C. Nanney, of Evansville.




Saturday, April 19, 1884

Dr. Joseph McKinley, of Crowville, died on the 10th inst., of smallpox. Father in law of William Beckworth.

Seth Thompson, died at home of son in law, Mr. Barton, in Greer Township, last Saturday.

Saturday, April 26, 1884

A. J. Wright, was ran over and killed, by the L. E. & St. L. train, near Gentryville.

Death of Milton W. Pearse, in Mt. Vernon, on the 22nd inst. A brother of Mrs. William Hoggatte.




Saturday, May 3, 1884

On last Thursday, Mrs. Agnes Hinman, mother of Messrs. Will, and Thomas Fuller, died at her home Northwest of Boonville.




Saturday, June 28, 1884

Honorable Wiliam M. Hoggatt, born December 5, 1839 in Paoli, in Orange County.
26 July 1884
Deaths: Last Monday evening Mr. R. A. Morgan, one of the most respected of our citizens, died after a long illness, of consumption. The deceased was about 59 years of age, and has long been a resident of Boonville. He was a member of the M. E. Church and of the Odd Fellows fraternity. The remains were buried at the Day Cemetery on Tuesday. the I. O. O. F. Lodge officiating.
(Mr. R. A. Morgan's full name was Reuben Arnold Morgan)

Mrs. Thornburgh, widow of the late Abraham Thornburgh, died last Friday morning.

Thursday morning of last week a fire occurred at Newburgh, which totally destroyed the cabinet shop of Mr. Louis Hulvershorn, and the residences of a widow named Darby and Dr. J. R. Tillman. The latter was one of the largest and most costly residences in the town. All the property destroyed was insured.


Mrs. Aggie Zimmerman went to Edwardsport last week on a visit to her sister-in-law, the wife Dr. G. G. Heuring.

Mrs. Simon Flack is lying very low with consumption.

Mr. Wm. Jordan, of Oakland, was over on a short visit the gust of Mr. Wm. Cook.

Gus. Johnston and Larkin Bristol (?), two miners of Menden coal mine where in this vicinity last week.

Last Sunday Mr. Jacob Smith was chased home from a neighboring woods by an infuriated cow. The same cow treed Mr. Joe Duffey, Sr and ran Mr. G. W. Brammer into Pigeon creek, when the animal followed him and was drowned. The cow was supposed to have been mad.




Saturday, November 1, 1884

Mrs. Elizabeth Good, wife of Mr. Joseph Good, died last Saturday at her home near Boonville, aged nearly 67 years.

Andrew Franz, died yesterday morning, age 52 years, 5 months and 21 days. Will be buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, at 1 o'clock tomorrow (Sunday).

Franz, Andrew
November 1, 1884 Boonville Enquirer

DEATH OF ANDREW FRANZ - The many friends of Andrew Franz will be pained to learn of his death, which sad event took place yesterday morning at about 6 o'clock, at the age of 52 years, 5 months and 21 days. Mr. Franz was the proprietor of the St. Charles Hotel, and enjoyed a large acquaintance all over the country. He was one of our most enterprising citizens, and by industry and perseverance accumulated a comfortable competence. He leaves a wife and son. His remains will be interred in the Maple Grove Cemetery tomorrow (Sunday) at 1 o'clock p.m.

Goad, Elizabeth
November 1, 1884 Boonville Enquirer

Mrs. Elizabeth Goad, wife of Mr. Joseph Goad, died last Saturday at her home near Boonville, aged nearly 67 years. Mrs. Goad was stricken with paralysis last June, from the effects of which she never recovered. She was surrounded by a large circle of children and other relatives who ministered to her every want until her spirit passed peacefully away.




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