Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #2 1899 By Cathy Buckley The year 1899 saw the birth of the town of Bernice, the village of Lillie and the death of the village of Shiloh. Capt. Henderson was moving his Arkansas Southern railroad at a fast clip toward Ruston making deals for timber, right of way and … Continue reading Bernice Dots #2
The Gazette December 20, 1899 From Webb's camp yard in Monroe on Thursday night, Dec. 7, 1899, one light sorrel mare with light mane and tail and two white feet, Any information leading to her recovery will be liberally rewarded. Address, J. B. Tabor, Shiloh, or J. C. Montgomery, Monroe.
The Gazette December 20, 1899 At the residence of the bride's parents, near Shiloh, on Thursday evening, Dec. 14, 1899, Mr. Wm. Burns, of Union Co., Ark., and Miss Ethel Tabor of Union Parish, La. Justice W. P. Chandler performed the ceremony.
Written by Maradee Liggin Cryer I grew up in Union Parish. We lived about seven miles from Bernice, Farmerville and Dubach. My roots are deep there as most of my ancestors came into Union and Lincoln Parishes in the years between 1844 and 1892. Exactly 100 years after my Liggin ancestors moved from Alabama to … Continue reading The Family of Edna Liggin, Unofficial Parish Historian
The Gazette November 1, 1899 At the residence of the bride's mother, near Shiloh, La., on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1899, Mr. Daniel Austin to Miss Eulah Shaw, both of Union Parish, Judge W. P. Chandler officiating. ***This couple are the great grandparents of Roy Austin, a cousin and contributor to this blog. He informed me … Continue reading Married Austin – Shaw
The Gazette September 13, 1899 A most diabolical crime was committed near Shiloh on the night of the 5th inst. by some party or parties yet unknown. About midnight the culprit or culprits went to the horse lot of Capt. E. B. Robinson in Shiloh, hitched his two fine mules to a wagon, drove the … Continue reading A Diabolical Deed
Elizabeth (Libby) Day sent in these pictures of her family. She tells us: Pictures are of Oscar Gray Lazenby, wife, Emma Lester Porter Lazenby and sons, O. G. Lazen by and William Porter Lazenby. Taken in the early 1940's in Bernice or more likely the Shiloh community. O. G. and his wife Eula lived there … Continue reading Lazenby Family
The Gazette August 16, 1899 Early Wednesday morning a party composed of Mr. Jonas Selig, Miss Maude Selig and Miss Reita Hartman, as well as Mr. M. Hartman and Miss Nettye Hartman, of Greenville, Miss., left Farmerville in a carriage for a day's outing in the embryo cities of Shiloh, Bernice and Junction City. On … Continue reading A Day’s Outing
The Gazette June 28, 1899 Mr. T. J. Moore informs us that a heavy hail storm preceded the rain of Thursday night in the vicinity of Shiloh. Mr. Moore says the large hail stones killed several chickens in his yard, and that they played havoc with his water melon patch.
The Gazette June 7, 1899 Bernice, La., June 2, 1899 Dear Gazette: Thinking possibly that a few notes from this place will be of interest to your readers I send you this letter. While it may not be good reading for some few of envious minds, yet I think after mature thought all the … Continue reading Bernice Dots
The Gazette March 29, 1899 In last week's conflagration at Shiloh, Mr. Harrell lost $700 to $800 in cash. During the fire he removed the money from his safe, at the same time taking out his books. In his hurry it is supposed to he dropped the cash and that it was burned in the … Continue reading Money Lost in Fire
The Gazette March 22, 1899 The greater part of the business section of Shiloh was destroyed by fire Monday morning between 1 and 2 o'clock. Mr. Lane, a drummer who came from Shiloh Monday afternoon, has kindly given us the following particulars: When discovered the blaze was under good headway in the store house of … Continue reading Shiloh in Ashes
The Gazette November 9, 1898 On Monday afternoon Columbus Straughter and Wiley Bragg, both negroes, were sentenced to life terms in the penitentiary at Baton Rouge, for the killing of Constable Ferguson near Mt. Tabor on December 16, 1887. Thus ends a murder case that for over a decade was shrouded in the deepest mystery. … Continue reading Penitentiary for Life