Articles from the Paris
(Mary Margaret McBride)
Speaking of Easter bonnets and East chickens,
did you ever see the combination tried out?
No, we are not speaking from a slangy…
Mrs. Trav Darnell of the Oak Ridge vicinity
set hens on 180 eggs and has 160 young chickens –
a record breaker for Biddy and to make any sort of
incubator green with envy.
B. Moss Dead. Thomas
B. Moss of Little Rock, Arkansas, died in St.
Luke’s hospital at Booneville following an
operation for gall stones.
He was for many years an inhabitant of
Stoutsville and was well known in Monroe county.
He is survived by a wife and daughter at
Little Rock and a sister, Mrs. J.P. Dooley, at
Stoutsville, and a mother, Mrs. M.A. Moss at Monroe
City, besides another sister and brother.
Woman Dead. Mrs.
Elizabeth Pike died last Monday at the home of her
son, John Pike at Clapper, and the funeral was
conducted Wednesday morning from the Holy Rosary
church at Monroe City.
A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Pike had live in
Monroe County practically all her life.
She is survived by nine of the ten children
born to her. Of
these, Mrs. Mary Montgomery, Indian Creek, Mrs. Bede
Williams and Mrs. J.S. Montgomery, Monroe City, and
John Pike, Clapper, live in Monroe County.
An invalid for some time, Mrs. Pike’s
death, while a relief to personal suffering, is a
loss to many friends.
Vinnie Bassett and Mrs. Ralph Ballou entertained
with a large tea Friday afternoon in honor of Miss
Bess Settle of Centralia.
Besides the hostesses and guest of honor, the
receiving line also included Mrs. Berta Hitner.
At the dining room table, which was
beautifully decorated in pink tulips and smilax,
with rabbits and chickens in honor of the season.
Mesdames Frank McCann and Thomas Major poured
girls who served were: Misses Pauline Brayton,
Marguerite Geotz, Virginia Newton, Kitty Blakey and
The matrons assisting in the living room
included: Mesdames Stella Grimes, Hunter Freeman,
Ola Hutchinson, Chris Buerk, Cam Gex and Winfrey
Fe Loses Three Old Citizens.
of Monroe County’s oldest citizens, all residents
of South Fork township, have died within the week.
Pervis, aged 70, died at that place Monday morning
and the remains were buried at Lick Creek church in
Ralls county Tuesday.
He is survived by four children and was a man
an hour of Mr. Purvis’s death, Zack Hunt, one of
Monroe County’s oldest and best known citizens,
died at his home in the same locality.
He was 72 old and is survived by four
daughters and two sons, the remains being buried at
the Cox burying ground Tuesday.
He was a fine type of man and citizen and
will be mourned by a wide citizen and will be
mourned by a wide circle of friends.
Davis, another citizen of that locality, died Sunday
and the remains were buried at Santa Fe Monday.
He was a brother of the late J.B. Davis of
Paris, a member of one of Monroe county’s oldest
families, and a man held in the biggest esteem.
A wife and several children survive him.”