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


In Memoriam

The Gazette May 20, 1903 When death invades the family circle and claims for its victim the dear, devoted wife and fond, indulgent mother, and leaves husband and children almost heart-broken, it is indeed a sad sight to the beholder. But it is the Lord's doings, and it is marvelous in our eyes. Lizzie, wife … Continue reading In Memoriam


The Gazette March 11, 1903 The News learns from Mr. Alex McCaskill that all the  people who were poisoned by eating at the home of Mr. Jake Wynn near Crew Lake are improving and are likely to recover. The one most dangerously ill now is Mr. Jake Wynn. Mr. Caskill states that Wynn's two boys … Continue reading Poisoned

W. H. Noble

The Gazette February 25, 1903 A press dispatch from Vicksburg, Miss., dated Feb. 21, says: Two members of a party of four have met death from cold in the Tensas river swamps, and it is feared that the remaining members have met a similar fate. W. H. Noble, a planter of Ouachita Parish, La., accompanied … Continue reading W. H. Noble

Jacob Marx

The Gazette August 13, 1902 News was received this morning at Farmerville that Mr. Jacob Marx was dead. He died yesterday afternoon at four o’clock at the insane asylum at Jackson, La., whither he was carried about a week ago, in an incurable demented condition. For many years Mr. Marx was a leading merchant of … Continue reading Jacob Marx

Extraordinary Events 1873 Union Parish Louisiana

Dr. Tim Hudson In 1873, several unusual events occurred across Union Parish, beginning in the early fall. Although newspapers in Louisiana and across the Deep South viewed the topic as too indecent to print, Northern newspapers gleefully reported that "Another wild woman with nothing to wear frequents the forest" outside Farmerville. A Connecticut editor wryly … Continue reading Extraordinary Events 1873 Union Parish Louisiana

A Sad Tragedy

The Ouachita Telegraph Saturday, November 10, 1888 Monday evening the usually quiet and peaceable town of Marion was the scene of another deplorable tragedy. C. J. Payne and J. J. Loper, both well known citizens of our parish, became involved in a quarrel, resulting in the latter fatally shooting the former with a rifle. The … Continue reading A Sad Tragedy