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1899 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.


March 10, 1899
Boonville Standard
"Oakland City Journal: Eugene Wilder, formerly with Wilder & Son, of Boonville, well known dealers in musical instruments, has located in this city, and will occupy a part of the Newsstand room until a suitable room can be secured. Mr. Wilder is no stranger here, and has had a number of years' experience in that line of work. He will do all kinds of repairing."

Davis, T. F.
March 10, 1899 Boonville Standard

T.F. Davis, aged 69 years, who was one of Warrick county's best citizens, died Friday, March 3, of injuries. The deceased lived about 7 miles northeast of Boonville. His accident occurred Feb. 18. Mr. Davis went early one morning to his stable, and while hunting a pitchfork, fell through an opening to the ground below, injuring his spine and lower limbs. As a result of the injuries, he lay partly paralyzed for about 2 weeks. Mr. Davis, in dying, leaves a widow, the following sons; J.W., O.P., T.S. and Simon Davis; also the following daughters: Mrs. Jonas Camp, Sarah and Emma Davis. The burial took place Sunday, March 5 at Wesley Chapel, Rev. B.T. Vancleave officiating. The deceased was a man who had many friends; and very few enemies. He was one of his county's most valued citizens, and his death is regretted by a large circle of sincere friends.


Davis, Thomas F.
March 10, 1899 Boonville Enquirer

Thomas F. Davis died at his home in north Boon, Friday, March 3, 1899, aged 69 years, 2 months and 22 days, death caused by injuries received in falling from the loft of his stable about two weeks ago. He left surviving, his wife and the following children: James W., Oliver P., Thomas S., Simon, Mrs. Mattie Camp, Sallie and Emma. Interment at Wesley Chapel, Sunday, March 5th, Rev. B.T. Vancleave, officiating. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances in the loss of a kind husband and a good father.

Denny, Margaret M.
March 10, 1899 Boonville Enquirer

Mrs. Margaret M. Denny died at her home in Boonville, Monday morning, March 6, 1899. She was born at Bloomington, Indiana, April 12, 1838 and was united in marriage with Lewis Denny in 1866. He departed this life several years ago. Mrs. Denny united with the M.E. Church during the war and lived a consistent Christian until her death. She left surviving, two sons, Charles S., of Chicago and Travis J. Denny, of Boonville. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Wednesday, at 10 o'clock a.m., Rev. Samuel Reid, officiating. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances in their loss of a kind and loving mother.

Edwards, Luella
March 10, 1899 Boonville Standard

Miss Luella Edwards died yesterday morning, after a lengthy illness, at her home in the southwestern part of Boonville. The deceased was 30 years of age, was for several years a school-teacher, and had many sincere friends in this world. The burial will take place today at Baker cemetery, four miles west of this city, Rev. S.R. Reid conducting funeral services.

Splittorff, Walter
March 10, 1899 Boonville Enquirer

On Sunday morning, Walter, the three-year old son of William Splittorff, was playing near the grate, when his clothing caught fire and all burned off before aid reached him. He lingered until noon, Monday and died. His suffering was terrible until he became unconscious. Interment at ten o'clock, Wednesday morning, in Morrison's cemetery, Hart township. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in the loss of their little boy.

Taylor, Fred
March 10, 1899 Boonville Enquirer

The remains of Fred Taylor, son of J.T. Taylor, of Eureka, Ind., were taken through the city yesterday en route to Eureka from Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he died last Thursday. The young man had been at Santa Fe some time and Mr. Taylor had gone there to see him several times. He was thought to be getting along very well until a short time ago, when he was attacked by the grip, which was too severe for his weakened condition to withstand and he died Thursday at 8 p.m. He was a bright young man and very popular. His death will cause much sorrow among his friends. His father, Mr. J.T. Taylor, has many friends in the city, who will share that sorrow. Mr. Taylor says that the grip has been the cause of the death of many patients in the Santa Fe region this winter, who would otherwise have probably lived a long time, or recovered.

Smith, Nancy Vance McCullough
March 17, 1899 Boonville Enquirer

Nancy Vance McCullough was born in Chester District, South Carolina, December 29, 1827. The family came to this state in 1845. In 1852 she was married to James Kerr, who was a Methodist minister then traveling the Lynnville circuit. There was born to them in 1853, a daughter, Agnes; her husband died the same year. In 1860 she was married to Aaron L. Smith who survives her. There were born to her by this union two sons, William L. and John S. The subject of this sketch embraced religion early in life and united with the M.E. Church and was an active and faithful member up to her death. She was of a family of ten children all of whom have preceded her to the grave excepting her sister, Mary and brother, William. She died March 4, 1899 at 6 o'clock in the morning, in peace with her God. About two hours before her death she called her friends around her bedside and bade them an affectionate farewell, asking them to meet her in heaven; she at once sank into a slumber from which she awoke in Paradise.

Haynes, James P.
March 17, 1899 Boonville Enquirer

On last Tuesday morning, March 14th, James P. Haynes died at the home of his nephew, Joseph Baker, three miles southwest of Boonville, at the advanced age of 79 years and 25 days. The deceased came to this county from Tennessee with his parents in 1835 and settled near Mt. Pisgah. At an early age, he professed religion and for thirty years was an elder in the C.P.Church. Mr. Haynes leaves one sister, Mrs. A.J. Lewis of Newburg, Ind., and one brother, J.E. Haynes, of South Dakota, besides a large number of other relatives. After an interesting talk by B.F. Vancleave, of the M.E. Church, the deceased was laid to rest near his parents in the Baker cemetery, Wednesday afternoon.

Wilke, George Jacob
March 17, 1899 Boonville Enquirer

George Jacob Wilke died Wednesday afternoon, at 10 o'clock, after an illness of two weeks of putrid sore throat, aged 15 years, 11 months and one day. The burial will take place at Maple Grove cemetery today, Friday, at 9:20 a.m., after which the funeral will be preached at the German M.E. Church by Rev. Charles Helwig. He left surviving, his parents, one brother and one sister.

Apr 7, 1899
CHANDLER. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John Day, died on last Friday night. The funeral services were held at the residence Saturday afternoon by Rev. B. T. Vancleave and the burial took place at Center cemetery. We sympathize with the bereaved parents for the loss of their little loved one.

May 26, 1899
Boonville Standard
Two marriage licenses were issued the past week: Jas. L. Carlton to Anna Comer, and William L. Oestreicher to Julia L. Millenburg.


Alexander, William
May 5, 1899 Boonville Standard

Mr. William Alexander, one of Boonville's old and respected citizens died at his home in Boonville, on Saturday evening at 8:40 p.m., after a long and severe illness of cancer. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the family residence at 4 p.m., and were conducted by Rev. Samuel Reid, in the presence of many relatives and friends. The remains were interred at Maple Grove cemetery. Mr. Alexander was 76 years of age, was born in Warrick county, and lived here all his life except two years he spent in Texas. He was married in 1848 to Miss Nancy J. Wilder who survives him, and to this union there were born eleven children, ten of whom are living as follows: Mrs. Will Wilder, Mattoon, Ill.; George Alexander, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. C. P. Brizius, Robert and Albert Alexander, of Evansville; Charles Alexander, of Chandler; Mrs. J.A. Hemenway, Mrs. Mary Slaughter and Miss Nannie Alexander, Boonville, and Andrew Alexander, Butte City, Montana. In 1881 Mr. Alexander and family located in Boonville and resided here until his death. The Standard extends its sympathy to the sorrowing relatives and friends.


August 4 1899
Enquirer
Lynnville
Etta Macer is visiting relatives at Evansville.
J. R. Dilday attended church at Pleasantville Sunday.
Elder J. T. Ollphant and wife, of Fort Branch visited at J. R. Dilday's the past week.
Mrs. L. P. LeGrande and children returned Monday from a visit with relatives in Kentucky.
Hollis DeForest and James Morrow of Newburg attended the funeral of Merriman (Marion) Thompson Sunday.

Last Sunday, Ab Carnahan and Dr. Frank Camp amputated one of Jesse Rachel's toes (which his brother had severely mashed by letting an ax fall on it), at the home of Jesse Barclay, Sr. He is getting along nicely at this writing.
GAR. Post, No. 178 of this place will give a reunion on Aug. 30 and 31 and Sept. 1. They are preparing for a grand time and will surely leave no stone unturned to make this a success. Free rations for all veterans who register. Refreshments of all kinds and also music. Let everyone come and join in the merry making with the old soldiers.

Merriman (Marion) Thompson died at his home North of town, Saturday morning, July 29th, after a long and severe illness. A wife, five sons, three daughters, a number of grandchildren, and other relatives survive him. The funeral was conducted Sunday by Rev. J. L. Sims. Interment at the Lynnville Cemetery.
Alfred Ireland died Sunday, aged about 23 years. He has been a member of the Lynnville schools for a number of years and taught school in Gibson county the past year. About a weeks sickness with typhoid fever, on Sunday at 13 o'clock, he was released from his suffering and called to his reward. He leaves two brothers, William and George, two sisters, Sarah and Belle, besides other relatives and a large circle of friends to mourn his death. The remains were laid to rest near Haubstadt, Monday.

Veeck, Bena
August 11, 1899 Boonville Enquirer

Mrs. Bena Veeck died at her home in Boonville, last Friday and was interred at Maple Grove Cemetery, Sunday. Revs. C.W. Helwig and Samuel Reid, officiating.

Veeck, Jacobina
August 11, 1899 Boonville Standard

Mrs. Jacobina Veeck, aged 64 years, consort of Nicholas Veeck, died at her home in Boonville, Friday morning, August 4th, after a long illness of stomach trouble. Mrs. Veeck was one of Boonville's old and respected citizens. She was born in Birkenfeld, Germany, and came to this country at the age of 9 years. She was married to Mr. Veeck when quite young, they having been married nearly 50 years, and has resided in our midst for a long term of years. To this union, there were born 6 children, as follows: Chas. Veeck of Petersburg; Ed. Veeck and Mrs. J.W. Curtis, Evansville; Philip Veeck and Mrs. Clara Meyer, Boonville; and Will Veeck of Louisville. The funeral occurred Sunday morning at the German M.E. Church, Revs. Reid and Helwig officiating. Interment at Maple Grove. The bereaved relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of the community.

Weyerbacher, Lizzie
December 8, 1899 Boonville Standard

The remains of Lizzie Weyerbacher were received here Tuesday from Evansville where she had died Sunday. She was 32 years of age, and her death was caused by pneumonia. The remains were interred at St. John cemetery east of Boonville.

Baker, Cyrus
December 8, 1899 Boonville Standard

Cyrus Baker, aged 41 years, died at his home in Boonville, December 2, of Bright's disease. The remains were interred on the 3rd, at Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Baker has been an invalid for several years. He leaves a wife and several children.

Robinson, Robert
December 15, 1899 Boonville Standard

Died Thursday, Dec. 7, 1899, Mr. Robert Robinson, son of Wm. And Rachael Robinson, of spinal trouble, aged 24 years, 10 months and 10 days. Robert was a faithful son and attentive brother and kind to all who knew him. Funeral service took place Saturday, at Garrison chapel, conducted by Rev. James Ferguson. The bereft relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends.

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