DICK CRAIGHEAD LYNCED

The GazetteMay 3, 1905 The Murderer of the McKee's Shot to Death in his Cell at Homer While Shrieking his Protestations of Innocence. Denies Crime With His Dying Breath. Special to The TimesHomer, La., April 26, 1905 A mob if seventy-five men early this morning broke into the Claiborne Parish jail, and locating Dick Craighead, the one-time … Continue reading DICK CRAIGHEAD LYNCED

1952 Spearsville High Has Successful Baseball Year, Earns State Title

Submitted by Ike Futch Spearsville LouisianaMay 26, 1952 Last March when the Spearsville High School baseball players began loosening up their arms, swinging bats and taking their laps, not a single player would have thought they would win the state championship, but with a few potential hitters, some good pitching and lots of hustle they … Continue reading 1952 Spearsville High Has Successful Baseball Year, Earns State Title

Resolutions of Respect of Brother G. Alex Albritton

The GazetteFebruary 15, 1939 Brother Albritton was born March 5, 1874, and died December 15, 1938; age 64 years nine months and ten days. He first united with Beulah Baptist church and moved his membership to Conway, and on November 20, 1897, moved his membership to Salem. And about 1904 he moved his membership to … Continue reading Resolutions of Respect of Brother G. Alex Albritton

Boy Scouts

The GazetteFebruary 1, 1939 The Boys Scouts of Farmerville held their meeting on Monday night, January 23. The Scoutmaster presented the Scouts a loving cup won by them last year for having a 100% troop. The Farmerville troop lead as competition all troops in the Ouachita Council. The cup is on display at the City … Continue reading Boy Scouts

Father of Famous Wiley Post Again Visits Union Parish

The GazetteFebruary 1, 1939 Mr. Frank Post, of Oklahoma, father of Wiley Post, famous flyer who was killed in an airplane accident with the celebrated Will Rogers in Alaska in 1935, is visiting relatives in Union Parish in the Canaan neighborhood, where he was born and whence he removed with his parents to Texas at … Continue reading Father of Famous Wiley Post Again Visits Union Parish

Will Rogers, Noted Entertainer and Philosopher, Has Gone On, But the Memory of Him Will Stay

The GazetteAugust 21, 1935 Written by Emmett J. Lee, Jr. When an aeroplane crashed last Thursday night away up in lonely Point Barrow, Alaska, the United States lost one of her best-loved citizens -- one whose place can never be filled. Will Rogers is dead---- Never again shall we see that bright-faced humorist, as we … Continue reading Will Rogers, Noted Entertainer and Philosopher, Has Gone On, But the Memory of Him Will Stay

Will Rogers, Famous Humorist, Killed Instantly In Airplane Crash Thursday

The GazetteAugust 21, 1935 Will Rogers, world-famous humorist, motion picture comic actor and newspaper columnist and his pilot and companion, Wiley Post, were instantly killed when their plane crashed from sixty feet in the air into a river bank fifteen miles south of Point Barrow in northern-most Alaska last Thursday evening. The time of the … Continue reading Will Rogers, Famous Humorist, Killed Instantly In Airplane Crash Thursday

Mrs. Kilpatrick in Charge of Bernice Funeral Home

The GazetteJanuary 25, 1939 The beautiful new funeral home at Bernice, owned and operated by the Kilpatrick Funeral Home and Burial Association, is now in full charge of Mrs. E. N. Kilpatrick. Mrs. Kilpatrick, with her charming personality and broad information about everything concerning embalming and holding an embalmer's certificate under the state law, is … Continue reading Mrs. Kilpatrick in Charge of Bernice Funeral Home

“G-Men” Defeat Choudrant Oilers In Game at Hico

The GazetteJanuary 25, 1939 Spearsville, Jan. 21. The Spearsville "G-Men" defeated the Choudrant Oilers 71-53 at the Hico gymnasium Wednesday night. Both teams showed fine floor games but the keen eyes of Futch, G. Smith and F. Smith were too much for the Oilers, although they played a good game. On Wednesday, January 25, the … Continue reading “G-Men” Defeat Choudrant Oilers In Game at Hico

Downsville Junior Homemakers Do Social Service Work

The GazetteJanuary 25, 1939 In continuing their social service this year, the Downsville Junior Homemakers packed two boxes for needy families. Fresh fruits were bought for the boxes and canned fruit and old toys were brought by the girls from home. The club bought paints and the girls showed much enthusiasm while remodeling and painting … Continue reading Downsville Junior Homemakers Do Social Service Work

Parish Educational System Rapidly Moving Forward

The GazetteJanuary 25, 1939 PROJECTS AT HIGH SCHOOLS NEARING COMPLETION; SCHOOLS RANKING HIGH A bright, promising future now looms ahead of the educational system in Union Parish, thinks Elton J. Upshaw, Parish Superintendent. He is joined in this opinion by members of the parish school board and others connected with the system in the parish, … Continue reading Parish Educational System Rapidly Moving Forward

WPA Project For Sidewalks Here Has Been Approved

The GazetteJanuary 25, 1939 Among twenty-eight WPA projects which have recently been approved by the State Planning Commission is one for sidewalks in Farmerville which calls for the sum of $24,535.00, according to Commissioner J. Lester White in a communication issued from Baton Rouge last week end. This will be a great step forward, it is … Continue reading WPA Project For Sidewalks Here Has Been Approved

Scarborough Wins In Attorney’s Race

The GazetteJanuary 25, 1939 Vote Exceedingly Close In Returns Truett L. Scarborough, Ruston attorney, was elected in yesterday's run-off election to fill the unexpired term of the late T. C. Bergeron as district attorney for the Third Judicial District of Louisiana. The vote was exceedingly close when all the precincts were reported, and with complete but … Continue reading Scarborough Wins In Attorney’s Race

Pat Murphy Made Chairman in Union For Birthday Event

The GazetteJanuary 18, 1939 Baton Rouge, La.,January 16, 1939 The appointment of Sheriff Pat Murphy as Union Parish Chairman of the Committee for the celebration of the President's Birthday to direct the activities in the drive to raise funds for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis is announced by State Treasurer A. P. Tugwell, who is State … Continue reading Pat Murphy Made Chairman in Union For Birthday Event

Eight from Union Parish Attend Meeting at Calhoun

The GazetteJanuary 18, 1939 By S. D. Reech, County Agent More than 200 farmers and farm women gathered at the Calhoun Experiment station last Saturday to get new and important information on the care and management of the home orchard. Dr. Morgan in charge of the Horticultural work at that station, demonstrated proper methods of pruning, … Continue reading Eight from Union Parish Attend Meeting at Calhoun