The GazetteOctober 5, 1939 The coming of a railroad through the western part of the parish at the turn of the century accounted for the establishment of Lillie. Although there was one settler living at the present site of the town in 1899 names Frank Farrar, the credit for the founding of the community goes … Continue reading Railroad Causes Establishment of Lillie Community
The Murder of William Pierce Mabry of Shiloh
Written by Dr. Timothy D. Hudson Born in Georgia in 1825, William Pierce Mabry married Catherine H. Cook in Chambers County Alabama in 1847. About 1855, they moved to Louisiana and settled near Shiloh. Initially, they lived in Claiborne Parish, where he built carriages and wagons, but in the latter 1860s, they moved closer to … Continue reading The Murder of William Pierce Mabry of Shiloh
The Gazette January 16, 1901 Mr. Henry Henderson, of Bernice, and Miss Eva White of Junction City, will be married today. Next Sunday Mr. Lucien E. Jarmon and Miss Lizzie Hester will also be joined in the holy bonds of wedlock. To both these young couples The Gazette extends in advance congratulations and best wishes.
The Gazette August 23, 1899 Mr. W. M. Post, Jr., who went to Texas about five weeks ago for his health, has returned home. Mr T. W. Clark has recently built a good, timely bridge across little Cornie and two causeway bridges. A weeks protracted meeting closed at this place last Friday night. Two additions … Continue reading From Spearsville
The Gazette June 14, 1899 One day last week Mr. S. H. Rockett, while riding on horseback near Cornie bridge, was surprised at the sudden bucking of his horse; and after jumping from the animal it was discovered that a snag had badly ruptured so that its abdominal contents were expelled. Of course, the poor … Continue reading From Spearsville
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 May 31, 1899 Mr. Henry Henderson has after some delay, taken his leave for Oklahoma, where he intends engaging in the mercantile business. Sorry are we to state that Mr. and Mrs. Elias Carroll lost one of their little girls one day last week. Congestion was the trouble. A petition has been circulated … Continue reading From Spearsville
The Gazette February 1, 1899 As I have not written for The Gazette in quite a while, I will now send in a few dots. A new boy has recently appeared at both Messrs. S. H. Post's and G. L. Taylor's , also a girl at Mr. J. C. Cole's. Mr. Henry C. Arington, of Bowie … Continue reading From Spearsville
The Gazette December 21, 1898 Nothing very strange has "happened" since I wrote last, but for fear some one will think that something has happened to me, I come again with what I have. Mr. Henry Henderson has recently returned from St. Louis, where he had been to have his eyes medicated. Mr. T. W. … Continue reading From Spearsville
At Hymen’s Altar
The Gazette December 7, 1898 Henderson - Bearden Wednesday evening Nov. 23, 1898, quite a number of relatives and friends gathered at the residence of Capt. W. H. Regan to witness the nuptials between Mr. Robert Henderson and Mrs. Rosa Bearden. At 3:30 Mr. Wince Henderson and Miss Rowena Regan led out on the piazza … Continue reading At Hymen’s Altar
Marriages Last Week
The Gazette November 30, 1898 Marriages were the order of the day in Union Parish last week. In addition to those previously announced in our paper the following couples united their lives "for better, for worse". Lynch L. Hearin and Miss Etta Davis, Robert Henderson and Mrs. Lidia E. Long, B. Frank Green and Miss … Continue reading Marriages Last Week
The Gazette November 2, 1898 As I have not written the items of this place in some time I will now send another write-up. Sickness is not so general, but in a worse form, it seems. Mr. A. B. Henderson's mother, after lingering for quite a while seemingly at the point of death, expired early … Continue reading From Spearsville
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