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100 Years Ago
An unidentified couple take a stroll in their horse-drawn carriage. Photo submitted by the Jennings County Historical Society, Kay Brown estate. If anyone has information reagrding their names, contact Tracy Eder at printing@northvernon.com.
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An unidentified couple take a stroll in their horse-drawn carriage. Photo submitted by the Jennings County Historical Society, Kay Brown estate. If anyone has information reagrding their names, contact Tracy Eder at printing@northvernon.com.

100 Years Ago
Plain Dealer
May 20, 1920


The commencement exercises for the North Vernon High School will be held at the Jennings Theatre Friday evening, May 28. Diplomas will be given to the following: Willard Adkins, Louise Andrew, Edson Beck, Wilbur Beeman, Hilda Daubenheyer, Kingsley Gannon, Stanley Gumble, Cleo King, Ruth Lange, Ellen Loscent, Mary Meloy, Ada McClure, Donald McNaughton, William D. Platter, Lucille Platter, Murray Read, Harley Strayer, Roy Ulmer, Charles Weber, Wendell Trapp, Benjamin Bertman, Edna McFadden and Eunice White.

Miss Elizabeth Ronan, who has been acting county librarian since the opening of the Jennings County Library, has been recalled to Indianapolis to resume her duties with the State Library Commission and she has been praised here by Mrs. Mary O'Bryan of Columbus, who has been appointed for this place temporarily.

The patrons of the library, to all parts of the county, will regret exceedingly to learn that Miss Ronan has finished her work among them as her enthusiasm and the energy with which she labored to bring the advantages of the new library before the people of county even to those of the remote sections, won for her the friendship of men, women, and children, and to these untiring efforts were due, in a large degree, the successful launching of the new institution.

Upon leaving the county, Miss Ronan can feel gratified to know that the majority of the people of the county are taking advantage of the liberal education offered by the library and that books are being circulated in every township and school district.

Mrs. O'Bryan has had ten years experience as assistant librarian at Columbus and is well qualified to take up the work that Miss Ronan has left. She came to this city Monday morning and entered upon her duties as librarian at once.

Ball Club Organized
The North Vernon Athletic Ball Club was re-organized last Sunday afternoon at a meeting held in the ball park at the fair grounds and the promise for a first class team is very bright.

A new set of officers were chosen to lead the team this year and work on the grounds and bleachers will be begun this week.

Fred Wahl was chosen by the boys to lead the club this season and Victor Zimmerman will direct the plays on the field. Don McLeod will be the business manager and look after the booking of all games.

Next Sunday, May 23rd, the Athletics will go to Brownstown to open the season at that place and the following Sunday the season will be opened on the home grounds with some fast team out of Cincinnati.

Automobile Collision
Automobiles driven by Aaron Euler and W.J. Hare collided on West Walnut Street, Sunday afternoon. Mr. Hare was driving a Ford coup and Dr. J.W. Cooper was in the car with him. When they neared the alley near Dr. Cooper's home, Mr. Hare turned the machine. Euler tried to pass the other car, but ran into him. Both cars were damaged but none of the occupants was hurt.

Real Estate Transfers
Wm. Harding to F.C. Lewis Slaes Co., 80 a. Center Tp., $3,200; Wm. Penn to Frank Schonfeid, 17.5 a., Bigger Tp., $1,000; Aaron A. Gruber to Ora Carpenter, 80 a., Marion Tp., $900; John Clerkin, executor, et al to Nettie Switzer lot in North Vernon, $2,060; Margaret Miller to Susan Riehl, lot in North Vernon, $1.00; James L. Clingenpeel to Jos. C. Fields, 20 a. Campbell Tp., $1,000; Raleigh Henry to George B. Russell and wife, 24 a., Vernon Tp., $500; D.B. Stevens to Frank Mareis, 80 a., Lovett Tp., $1.00.

Marriage Licenses
Chester Young, North Vernon, and Ruth Day, North Vernon; Horace E. Walker, Cincinnati, and Opal Owen, Paris Crossing; Earl Wilson Moncrief, Westport; and Merl Elizabeth May, Brewersville; Wm. Summitt, Anderson, and Etta Clark, Anderson; Virgil F. Stegener, Holton and Madaline Decker, Jennings County; Pearl e. taylor, Delphi, and Edna M. Smith, Jennings County; Jay Waltermire, Indianapolis and Luvada Reid, Scipio; Ora O. Goodnight, Indianapolis, and Bessie O. Grose, North Vernon.

Samuel Overturf of Holton died at Cragmont Hospital at North Madison at about seven o'clock Wednesday night, May 19th. The body was taken to his home at Holton, Thursday and funeral service will be held there at two o'clock Sunday afternoon. Mr. Overturf was taken to Cragmont in March for treatment for mental derangement which he suffered after the death of his wife last September. Although his mental condition seems not to improve, he was otherwise in good health and his death came suddenly as a result of a stroke of paralysis.

Mrs. Olive Gordon has improved the appearance of her home by setting out a hedge fence across the front of her lot which is very pretty.

Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Wilson were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Davis and family.

Mrs. Regina Pool entertained on Sunday Hazel Clarkson and Miss Leary of North Vernon.

W.A. O'Connor is putting in a stock of groceries in connection with his poultry b business here.

Master Carl Lemmer of North Vernon spent last Wednesday here with his former little playmate, Miss Roberta Phillips.

A.D. Hinchman attended the I.O.O.F. Grand Lodge at Indianapolis this week.

Harry Tucker has been real sick for several days but is now better.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Whitcomb of Mitchell, a baby girl, Elizabeth.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Beck are the proud parents of a 13 pound baby boy, Charles Ellsworth born on Wednesday, May 12th.

Miss Helen Bundy, who is working at Indianapolis, was home over Sunday.

George Amick spent the week end at Hanover.

While on a visit at Mrs. Vail Milholand's, the three year old son of Mrs. Rex McCalip died of double pneumonia. Mrs. McCalip is Mrs.
Milholland's sister. The funeral was held at Columbus Sunday. Mrs. McCalip was formerly of this place and has the sympathy of the entire community.

C.N. Amick was a business visitor at North Vernon last Saturday.

Mary Clark has returned to Anderson where she has employment.

Glenn Milholland, who is attending school at Franklin, was home over Saturday and Sunday.

Indian Creek
The stork visited Indian Creek last week and left a fine girl baby with Mr. and Mrs. Pace.

Again the grim reaper came into our midst and took from us a kind and loving neighbor, Mr. Alfred Nealis, Friday, May 7 at twelve o'clock. Mr. Nealis has been an invalid for almost three years since he was attacked by a buck sheep, from which he never recovered. Mr. Nealis was a good neighbor and loved by all and will be greatly missed by all. To mourn his loss he leaves a wife, four daughters, and two sons and four grandchildren.

Herbert sergers visited friends at Weston Sunday.

Martha Fisher was at Seymour two days last week.

While building a fence one day last week, Mr. Wm. Working fell on a little snag and hurt himself so badly that he is not able to work yet.

Miss Margaret Thenis is entertaining her aunt rom Indianapolis this week.

Miss Mike Klein and son, Martin, of Long Branch, spent Thursday after noon with Mrs. Joe Mangold and daughters.

Mr. and Mrs. George Kipper of Elliott were guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mat Holderith Sunday.

Mrs. Geo. Kirsch of North Vernon spent the week end with her mother, Mrs. E. Ebbing and son.

Miss Vallie Gordon entertained a friend from Madison Sunday.

North Vernon
Burt Nauer of Versailles visited his brother, Fred Nauer and wife Friday.

Mrs. Silas Lilly returned Friday from a week's visit with relatives at Madison.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Lee, Wednesday, May 12, a son, Lawrence William.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Beadell Wednesday, May 12, a daughter, Florence Jennie.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rice Friday, May 14th, a son.

Van Randall, who is employed at Indianapolis, spent Sunday at his home here.

Mrs. James Hester and daughter, Miss Jennie, returned Sunday from a visit with relatives at Cincinnati.

W.P. Switzer has purchased the Wilkerson property on North State Street which they will use for residence property.

J.L. Thompson went to Letts Monday to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Martha Frailey. Mrs. Frailey's death occurred Friday, May 14th, after an illness of pneumonia. The burial took place at Forrest Hill. She was 86 years of age.

Mrs. Lottie Lynch has sold her property on Elm Street to Gilbert Powers.

Mrs. Lynch will sell her household goods at public sale on June 5th and she and her family will move to Pratt, Kansas.

Edwin Carpenter of Weston was the guest last week of his brother, Squire Carpenter and family.

Mrs. Ollie Cox of North Vernon spent the week end with her mother, Mrs. Fanny Johnson, who is quite ill.

Wilmot Manlief and family of Sardinia, Jim Anderson and family of Alert, Roy Beesley and family and Miss Clara Beesley were guests of Orlando Beesley and family Sunday.

Miss Alpha White was in North Vernon Saturday having some dental
work done.

Mrs. John Turner and Mrs. Henry Cooper were shopping at North Vernon Saturday.

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