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Marsha's Warrick Web & Warrick InGenWeb

Finding Our Warrick County, IN Ancestors

1888-1889 Newspapers

Boonville Enquirer & the Boonville Standard News

This information was donated to the site by Tamara Kincaide, Susie Rose, Judy Featherstone, Karen Nance & Holly Vonderohe.

Denney, James
January 7, 1888 Boonville Enquirer

James Denney died last Sunday at the residence of Benj. Hemenway, aged about 73 years. His remains were interred in Maple Grove cemetery by the Masonic fraternity of which order he was a member in Pennsylvania, his former home.

Gwaltney, Mrs. N.A.
January 7, 1888 Boonville Enquirer

Mrs. N.A. Gwaltney, widow of the late John Gwaltney, died at Midway, Spencer county, Indiana, on December 27, 1887, aged 78 years. She removed from Ohio with her husband in early life, and had resided in Spencer county 50 years. She was the mother of fifteen children, eight of whom survive her, namely; Mrs. J.P. White, of Degonia; Mrs. Dr. Wright, of Midway; Mrs. Frank Giles, of Kansas; Mrs. Sam White, John M., William, Sina W. and Miss Gwaltney, of Spencer county.

McCool, Mrs. Henry S.
January 7, 1888 Boonville Enquirer

Mrs. Henry S. McCool, wife of the late Henry S. McCool, died last Tuesday evening, at her home in Boonville. Mrs. McCool was sick but a short time. She was a good Christian and highly esteemed in the community. The sympathy of our citizens is extended to the family so sadly bereft of both father and mother in so short a time.

Barnett, Eliza E.
February 17, 1888 Boonville Standard

Mrs. Eliza E. Barnett, mother of Mr. James Barnett, who has charge of the orphans' home, died at the home Tuesday, of pneumonia, and was buried at the Thornburgh cemetery Wednesday. She was 80 years, 10 months and four days of age.

Gordner, Julia
February 17, 1888 Boonville Standard

Mrs. Charles Gardner (nee Miss Julia Eppinhousen), a native of Germany, died at the residence of her husband in Boonville last Friday morning, at 7:30 o'clock, aged 58 years, 9 months and 3 days. Mrs. G. has been a sufferer from consumption for a continuation of fifteen or sixteen years, and a few weeks since she was taken down to the point of death and remained without hope of recovery until death came to relieve her. She was the mother of nine children, eight boys and one girl, all of whom survive her except one boy who died years ago. The children are nearly all grown. The husband and family have the sympathy of the community.

Palmer, Rosa
February 17, 1888 Boonville Standard

Rosa, the little child of Mr. Joseph Palmer, died Wednesday, aged 8 months, and was buried at Wesley Chapel Wednesday.

Jones, George Talbot
March 2, 1888 Boonville Standard

Mr. George Talbot Jones, the Treasurer of Warrick County, died at his residence in Boonville, on Tuesday afternoon, at 3:15 o'clock, after an illness of several months from consumption. George T. Jones was born in Warrick county on October 20, 1851, the son of Dennis C. and Tabitha Jones, both natives of Indiana. He was the second of the family of four children, Dr. Laban M. Jones, of Tennyson, his junior, being the only one surviving. George T. received a common school education in youth, later attended the Evansville Commercial College, and afterward taught school for several months. In April, 1881, he embarked in general merchandising and farming at Tennyson, which business he carried on until November, 1886. He was joined in marriage to Ida M. Chace, the daughter of Orvis I. Chace, in June, 1877. To them have been born three children, all deceased. In politics Mr. Jones has always been a Republican, and in 1884 made the race for Trustee of Skelton township, which was overwhelming Democratic; but his opponent was elected by only nine majority. In 1886 he was solicited by his party friends to become their candidate for County Treasurer; he finally consented, and was elected by forty-eight majority. He took charge of that office on Nov. 20, 1886, and discharged his duties in a manner entirely satisfactory to the people of the county. Last summer he was taken down sick, and was up and down for several weeks; but during the past few months, he has been confined exclusively in the house until his death on Tuesday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the family residence on Thursday morning, March 1st, at 8 o'clock, after which they were conducted to the family graveyard at Bloomfield, Spencer county, for interment. His wife has
the undivided sympathy of her many friends in this and Spencer counties in this, the saddest and greatest trial of her life. Mr. Jones was a member of the F. & A.M. order of this place, under whose auspices the funeral took place.

Weyerbacher, Elvera
July 14, 1888 Boonville Enquirer

On Sunday, July 8th, 1888, Elvera H., daughter of L.E. and Stella G. Weyerbacher, of cholera infant, aged 10 months and 17 days. The funeral services took place at the residence of Adam Weyerbacher on Tuesday, the 10th inst., at 9 o'clock a.m. Burial at the Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, 3 miles east of Boonville. "Elvera, thou hast left us. Thou hast gone to dwell above. Gone to dwell among the angels, where all is joy and peace and love. To that world where there's no parting, neither sickness, death or pain. Elvera darling watch our coming, we will meet in Heaven again."

Alexander, Effie
July 20, 1888 Boonville Standard

Died, of consumption, at her home, near Dale, Monday, July 15, Effie Alexander. Deceased was a member of the M.E. Church, and welcomed death as a relief from her suffering. Her death was rather unexpected, being confined to her bed for only a few days. She was a teacher by profession, having taught schools in both Warrick and Spencer counties. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. G.D. Wolfe. The remains were buried near the deceased's old home, at Buffaloville.

Pierce, Ben
July 20, 1888 Boonville Standard

AN ECCENTRIC CHARACTER DEAD - Ben Pierce, an eccentric character well known everywhere in Warrick county, died of old age last Wednesday morning at the age of 88 years. For some time past, he has been living with the family of Solon Rubel, near the railroad station. One peculiarity in connection with Pierce's life is that he had his coffin made several years since, and often slept in it of nights in preference to a bed. The coffin was always kept in a convenient place in Pierce's room, always open, so that at any time he could lie down and take a nap in it when tired or sleepy. Pierce was a pronounced infidel, and often expressed a desire to meet and shake hands with the devil; with whom he thought he could live on friendly terms. The funeral took place on Wednesday, and the remains were interred in Rose Hill cemetery at Newburgh.

Boonville Enquirer

 July 21, 1888

Marriage licenses issued:
Wm H Howard to Arminda Gentry
Wm Conner to Margaret Walker
Joseph Chancellor to Rachel Gentry
Henry Roberts to Fanny Elkins
Caleb Lindsey to Nancy F Bacon
Elias Miller to Mary Ann Carte
Thomas H Miller to Viola Galloway

Pearce, Ben
July 21, 1888 Boonville Enquirer

DEATH OF OLD BEN PEARCE - The long and continued tolling of the church bell, indicating the death and age of a deceased person, an old custom that is practiced in this community, attracted the attention of our citizens on last Wednesday morning, the 18th, and immediate inquiry was instituted when it was learned that "old Ben Pearce" was dead, aged 88 years. He was an eccentric character, and at one time possessed considerable wealth, but through bickerings, quarrels and law suits with his neighbors, his property dwindled away, and about all he had left was a cottage in this place which he had deeded to a kind woman in consideration that she should care for him until death, an agreement carried out to the end. Until within the last few years, the deceased made his home in Newburg, when he removed to this place, but for a year or more he has been confined to the house. While still able to be upon his feet he superintended the making of a plain walnut coffin, which he had carefully stowed away in his room, and, it is said, into which he would occasionally lie down to assure himself that it was all right. There was seldom a term of court in this county at which he was not present and in which he did not figure in some kind of a case or other in every phase of litigation. He had been a widower for many years, but leaves no children. His troubled spirit is at last at rest, let it sleep in peace.

Gentry, W.F.
March 28, 1889 - Boonville Enquirer

We learn of a sad accident that happened to W. F. Gentry on the night of March 28 while charivaring a newly married couple. His old musket bursted and so badly mutilated his right hand that it had to be amputated.

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