Journal Gazette, October, 28, 1899
Purcell, Oct. 28.--- On last Saturday night the saw mill belonging to T. T. Brown was destroyed by fire. Also 15,000 feet of lumber, stumps and slabs were burned. Supposed to have caught from sparks. The mill is located on the farm of John Chilcote.
School is progressing nicely, with Cora Evert of South Perry, as teacher.
Mr. R. H. Dresback has repaired his barn with a new roof.
The business meeting held at Pine Grove church, last Saturday, hired Rev. Henderson of Morgan county to serve the Logan circuit for the ensuing year.
Mr. Smelts is building a new barn.
The Journal Gazette, June 19, 1902
Purcell, June 8--- We have been having fine growing showers recently,
which will be of great benefit to the wheat, grass and corn.
Journal Gazette, Aug. 24, 1903
Rev. Mr. Jones preached a very able sermon at
Pine Grove Sunday morning.
Sentinel, April 19, 1906
Purcell Society Local News
The farmers in this vicinity are busy during their spring plowing.
Grandma Smelts is very poorly; she is not expected to live but a few days.
Mrs. Zeida Huffman is seriously ill with lung fever. Dr. Hemmingher, of Adelphi, is attending physician.
Mr. Orla Reid of Carrol, is visiting friends in this vicinity.
Dr. Hemmingher called on R. H. Dresback last Monday.
Ines Keller and Flossie Bainter and Mr. Jacob
Bainter, Jr., were the guests of G. W. Cupp
William Springer is moving his sawmill to the farm of William Huffman.
Andy Drum, of Laurelville, was a business visitor to Purcell last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Lemon passed through here last Thursday.
Sam Febus passed through our streets Sunday.
Mr. Irvin Hoy, of Little Pine passed through here last Tuesday.
Mrs. Mary Wilson, who has been living with her son at Circleville during the winter, returned to Pursell last Thursday where she will reside with her daughter, Mrs. Belinda Dresback.
Sam Lama was a Logan visitor Saturday.
Martin Chilcote made a trip to Haynes Saturday.
Charley Kitchen made was a visitor to Purcell Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kern visited their daughter, Mrs. Ida Smelt Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Dresback were Sunday guests of family Sunday.
John Dresback made a business trip to Enterprise the first of the week.
Will Chilcote and family visited Elijah Woolever, Sunday.
Journal Gazette," January 25, 1907
Ray and William Groce
are visiting friends in this vicinity.
Journal Gazette, May 28, 1908:
The farmers in this vicinity are still plating corn.
Mr. Shan Kuhn passed through our village one day last week with a load of corn.
Mrs. Lucy Lytle and family called on Mrs. Jane Woodard and family last Friday.
Mr. Fred Conkle and daughter, Flora, passed through here last Thursday en route to South Bloomingville.
Miss Myrtle Tatman was a shopping visitor to Laurelville last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Huffman and daughter Retha, were the guests of Mrs. Zelda Ebert of Laurelville, last Saturday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charley Febes May 14th, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bainter of Happy Ridge, passed through our village Sunday evening.
Mr. Harvey Burgoon made his usual business trip to Haynes last Saturday.
Solomon Beery made a trip to Laurelville last Saturday.
Messrs. Lewis and Vern Conkle passed through here en route to Haynes Saturday.
Samuel Lama and family were the Sunday guests of Hiram Lama and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Fenton Smelts had for their guests Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. John Kern.
Mr. Will Vancuren and son Tommy, were seen on our streets Sunday.
Miss Mary Willard is visiting her brother Tom and family of near Carroll, at present.
Mr. Jim Ninan passed through our village Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Lemon of Cedar Grove, visited their son Ollie, of this place Sunday.
Miss May Smyers called on Mrs. Mary Van Fossen Sunday evening.
Pearl Dorren of Haynes called on Samuel Harsh Saturday evening.
Mrs. Clara Cupp and daughter Enid, were visitors to Laurelville Saturday.
Charley Willard made a trip to Little Pine Monday.
Albert Lytle made a trip to South Bloomingville Monday.
James Quillen of near Kingston, passed through our village Sunday.
Homer Dennison was seen going down the Valley Monday.
Mrs. L. Poling expects to visit her sister at Lancaster the last day of the week.
Logan Republican Newspaper, May 2, 1912:
is on the sick list.
Logan Republican, may 16, 1912:
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