INDIANA GENEALOGY EXPRESS
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NEWSPAPERS AND ARTICLES
(Found at Genealogy Bank, Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
|Source: New Hampshire Patriot
Dated: May 1, 1851
Judge Ashley Harris was killed by lightning near
Montezuma, Ind., a few days ago. His wife was also
struck, but the stroke did not prove fatal.
|Source: Dailey Alabama - Alabama
Dated May 2, 1851
KILLED BY LIGHTNING - Judge Ashley Harris was
killed by lightning, near Montezuma, Indiana, a few days ago.
His wife was also struck, but the stroke did not prove fatal.
They were together in a stable engaged in milking the cows
when the stroke fell, killing Mr. Harris, seriously
injuring Mrs. Harris, and killing two cows and calves.
|Source: Lowell Daily Citizen & News -
Dated: July 29, 1858
A child of Judge Donaldson, of Montezuma,
Indiana, came to his death from the bite of a spider on its
arm while asleep in its cradle.
|Source: Sun - Massachusetts
Dated: August 5, 1858
Last week, on the farm of Hon. John G. Davis,
near Montezuma, Indiana, two large springs burst forth from
the earth, and continued to throw off such volumes of water
that large fields in the neighborhood have been covered with
standing pools and ponds.
|Source: Arizona Weekly Journal Miner -
Dated: Dec. 28, 1892
Wm. Dulin, of the Montezuma, left this morning for
a visit to his old home in Indiana. He expects to be
almost about six weeks.
|Source: Indiana State Journal
Dated: Mar. 25, 1896
ROCKVILLE, IND., Mar. 21 - Howard Maxwell,
of Rockville, was re-nominated for prosecutor at Montgomery
today. He had no opposition.
ROCKVILLE, IND., Mar. 21 - Mrs. Mary Harlan, the
oldest woman in Parke county, celebrated her one hundredth
anniversary yesterday. She was born in Warren county,
Maryland, March 20, 1796, twenty miles from Hagerestown,
Mercersburg being the nearest town. Her home was at the
foot of South mountain. Her father was a soldier in the
revolutionary war, being a British subject until captured.
He fought for America in 1812. Her parents moved to
Warren county, Ohio, when she was eight years old, settling
near Dayton. She married Silas Harlan Feb. 12,
1818, and moved to Illinois, then finally settled at New
Discover, Parke county, Indiana, ten miles southeast of
Rockville. From this union ten children were born, four
|Source: Aberdeen Daily News - South Dakota
Dated: Apr. 27, 1896
He Killed Five the Awful Work of an Insane Man near
Rockville, Indiana. Shot Mrs. Hoske and Two Children,
and Then Killed Two Officers.
ROCKVILLE, Ind., April 27. - Peter Egbert shot and
killed Aggie and Herman Haske, children,
together with Sheriff Mull and Deputy Sheriff
William Sweem. Mrs. Haske was also shot.
She is still living but will die. Egbert, who is
insane, is still at large, but he is being hunted by a posse.
Sheriff Mull and Deputy Sweem lost their lives
while trying to place Egbert under arrest.
The posse came up with Egbert at the fair
grounds. He refused to surrender, and was fired on.
He did not return the fire, but ran into a stall and sent a
load of buckshot into his breast, dying instantly. He
was found to have received one slight bullet wound in the
fusillade which had been going on. Egbert's
sister, at the same hour he killed himself, died at the family
home of typhoid fever.
|Source: Indiana State Journal
Dated: Mar. 16, 1898
Bloomfield, Ind., March 10. - Wallace A.
Erganbright, aged twenty-nine, was found guilty of
embezzelment today in the Greene Circuit court and given a
punishment of imprisonment at the Reformatory from one to
three years and fined $400. Erganbright was an
operator of the Linton Exchange Bank, which closed its doors
running an insolvent bank, doing business with little or no
capital stock. A number of depositors lost money in the
bank, only 44 percent being paid Ergenbright came to
Linton from Montezuma, where he was associated with one
Pritchard in the banking business, and who is now serving
sentence in prison for a similar transaction. A stubborn
fight was made on both sides.
|Source: Indiana State Journal
Dated: November 23, 1898
Nathan Morris, Pioneer, Dead.
ANNAPOLIS, Ind. Nov. 21 - Nathan Morris, a pioneer of
Park county, aged eighty-one years died at his home in
Bloomingdale, Ind., Nov. 18. Mr. Morris was a
Quaker by birth, and lived for more than sixty years in Parke
county, coming from North Carolina. He was once a
prominent Mason and give $300 two years ago to Lodge No. 127,
to help in building a lodgeroom at Bloomingdale. He
owned a thousand acres of the most fertile land in Western
Indiana and had a cash deposit of $20,000 in the national bank
at Rockville, besides other valuable property. He had
been in the mercantile and grocery business in Rockville,
Montezuma and Leatherwood, a small station on the Indiana,
Decatur & Western Railroad. Before and since the death
of his second wife he had been in business at Bloomingdale,
and since her death he had lived alone in part of his business
house. Last Tuesday he went to Rockville and made a
deposit of $2,300, having sold his new crop of corn.
Returning home he was seen late Wednesday evening.
Friday the station agent found Mr. Morris lying on the
floor, partly dressed, unconscious and chilled, with a gash an
inch in length in the forehead just between the eyes.
Some small change, bank deposit slips, books and papers were
scattered over the floor, giving rise to wild stories of a
probably murder and robbery. Dr. Goldsberry was
called, and after a close examination, pronounced Mr.
Morris suffering from concussion of the brain, caused by
falling against the stove or some hard body. After a few
hours of careful nursing he was able to recognize his friends
but could not talk well enough to tell how he had been hurt.
He died at 8 o'clock Friday night. Five hundred dollars
was found in the cupboard, and nothing being missing, the
murder and robbery theory was exploded. He leaves four
grandchildren. The Masonic order took charge of his body
which was interred in the Linebarger Cemetery.
|Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger -
Dated: May 10, 1906
Killed by Brother, President of Indiana Bank Shot in
Montezuma Scene of the Affair
W. H. Sylvester the Victim - It is Believed that the
Brother's Mind was Unbalanced.
Montezuma, Ind., May 10 - W. H. Sylvester,
president of the First National Bank of Montezuma, was shot
and killed today in his home by his brother, whose mind is
believed to be affected.
|Source: Perry Republican - Oklahoma
Dated: Feb. 5, 1920
Leonard McCandless, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma and
Mrs. Wm. McCandless of Montezuma, Indiana visited their
aunt Mrs. Van Pelt during the week.