The GazetteMay 24, 1905 W. F. McQueen, of Calhoun, who together with the Daniels (now in jail) was indicted by the late grand jury for complicity in the killing of Jim Taylor, by a little trickery fooled Deputy Browning, of Ouachita (who was sent to arrest him) and as a consequence is in parts unknown, out … Continue reading “Hit The Grit”
The GazetteFebruary 17, 1904 On last Thursday night, according to previous announcement, the newly organized camp of Woodmen of the World had a public installation of its officers. The people generally had been invited and quite a large gathering was the result. The enjoyment of the evening began with the opening of exercises by Council Commander … Continue reading The W. O. W. Entertainment
I need some help so tonight we are going in a different direction. About a year ago I kept running into the name Miears/Myers in my DNA matches. That name had never come up before. After a while all the matches ended up at Nancy Schuler Clowers and Jarred/Jarrett/Jerard Solomon Miears/Myers. Yes, you did read … Continue reading Taylor, Wright and Butler
The Gazette August 26, 1903 The news reaches THE GAZETTE just as we are going to press that about six o'clock this morning near the home of Mr. Bufford Taylor about six miles northeast of Farmerville, J. M. Taylor, Jr., was waylaid and killed. Mr. G. E . Taylor who brought the news states that … Continue reading Breaking News from The Gazette
The Gazette January 8, 1902 Quite an enjoyable reception was given last Thursday evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Taylor. It was given in honor of their guests, Misses Pratt and McCord. Nearly all the young people of the town were present. The evening was spent pleasantly in conversation and games. … Continue reading Enjoyable Reception
The Gazette January 30, 1901 This morning at 10 o'clock Miss Celia Arent and Mr. J. W. Taylor were untied in the holy bonds of wedlock. At the appointed hour Mendelssohn's familiar wedding march, artistically rendered by Miss Dosie Laupheimer, announcing the approach of the bridal couple. The contracting parties took their positions in the center … Continue reading Taylor – Arent
The Gazette November 28, 1900 We learn that Jas. M. Taylor, who was convicted in Texas of murder in the second degree and sentenced to five years in the penitentiary, has been granted a new trial.
The Gazette September 26, 1900 Dr. J. G. Evans, of Homer and Miss Carrie Taylor, of Haynesville, were married last week. The bridal couple spent a few days with relatives and friends in Farmerville — the guests of Dr. C. H. Jameson and family.
The Gazette May 23, 1900 Last Saturday night Sheriff Pafford, of Collin county, Tex., assisted by Sheriff Johnson, of Monroe, arrested Jas. M. Taylor, Jr., formerly of Union Parish, on the very grave charge of murdering his own wife. It is said that about April 5th Taylor dragged his wife from bed and kicked her … Continue reading Arrested for Wife Murder
The Gazette April 4, 1900 At the residence of the bride's father, J. T. Mays, near Downsville, on Wednesday, May 28, 1900, Mr. Willis I. Taylor to Miss Genie Mayes, Judge W. P. Chandler officiating. ***I am not sure if this is an annoucement of the upcoming wedding or if the date is incorrect.
The Gazette February 7, 1900 Mr. B. A. Taylor had the misfortune to lose by fire one night last week his dwelling, smokehouse and most of their contents. It is thought the fire originated in the kitchen. The family were asleep at the time the blaze broke our, and they barley had time to escape … Continue reading Fire
The Gazette January 17, 1900 Mr. W. F. Usrey, of Oakland neighborhood, informs us that a white boy, age about 17 years, names Bob Taylor, was shot and killed near Oakland on January 5. It is supposed that the unfortunate boy came to his death from the careless handling of his own gun. He was … Continue reading Death by Own Gun
The Gazette August 30, 1899 In this issue of The Gazette Mr. C. H. Murphy publishes a card, announcing his candidacy for sheriff, subject to the action of the Democratic party. Mr. Murphy is a young man, a native of Union Parish, full of energy and push. He is at present parish assessor, and has filled … Continue reading Murphy for Sheriff
The Gazette June 14, 1899 Mr. Joe Baker Taylor and Miss Nettie Miller were married Sunday, June 11th, 1899, Rev. S. R. Nolan officiating.
The Gazette May 3, 1899 News is scarce, but we come in self-defense. Mr. "T" appeared in last week's issue, and some parties seem to indicate that we have changed our name. To convince the wrongly impressed, especially "Col." Buckley, we will state that we did not even know that he "Col. B." was likely … Continue reading From Spearsville
The Gazette April 19, 1899 The time of year has come when we can hear the school girls and boys practicing and rehearsing their parts for the June commencement. We predict, from the interest manifested in every way, that the school (Everett Institute) will make a good showing this year. Since we are in such, … Continue reading Spearville Dots
The Gazette February 22, 1899 Since writing last, time has not ceased to record her incidents here but this correspondent has been deprived of sending them for publication. While nothing so very, very, strange has occurred, the following is penned for the consideration of the editor. The weather has been so exceptionally bad since this … 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 November 30, 1898 Union Parish made three additions to the James gang this week. They are Columbus Straughter, Wiley Bragg and Harry Dumas. The two former are under life sentences for complicity in the murder of Constable Ferguson in 1887, and the latter was given a three years sentence for crime against nature. … Continue reading Off to the Pen
The Gazette November 23, 1898 Buckley - Russell ---- At the residence of the bride's father, Mr. J. M. Russell, on Thursday, Nov. 17, 1898, Mr. Joseph N. Buckley to Miss Nancy Russell, D. K. McLaurin, Esq., officiating. Taylor - Parker ---- On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20, 1898, at the residence of Mr. H. M. … Continue reading Married