Carroll County

"A Carroll County Scrapbook - Section Two"

Contributed By: Roslyn McLendon

"This Kentucky scrapbook is all from Carroll County.
My Mom took all these articles from a Carroll County news paper - most pertain
to people who lived at Locust in Carroll County or Carrollton itself. 
Mom had all these pages in her original scrapbook.
 They are Carroll County history. Please use them. Roslyn"

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Miss Harmon champion speller.   In the fifth annual spelling bee in Carroll
County,  held Friday in the presence of a splendid gathering of friends at
the Courthouse, Miss Gladys Harmon, 14 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Harmon, of Locust, won the county championship.  This is the third
time the Locust school has won the honor, with Rugby and Carrollton carrying
off the honors in the other two contests.
there were eleven schools represented with the following pupils as champions
of their respective schools.:
Locust - Gladys Harmon
Prestonville - Eleanor Ford
English - Nathaniel Cottrell
Centerville - Helen Pyles
Carrollton - Margaret Deatherage
Easterday - Chester Carr
Ghent - Mary Ellen Craig
Four Mile - Rosie Cull
Eagle - Dorthey Darbro
Sanders - Robert Davis
Worthville - Ruby Tomlinson
Miss Harmon won the county championship by spelling the word "precious". She
will be a guest at the dinner given at the Kentucky Hotel in Louisville.
She will be accompanied by her chaperone and County Supt.Tharp.  Her teacher
is Miss Freda Meier of Milton.
Chester Carr of the Easterday school stood second in the contest.  He is the
12 year old son of George and Margaret Ellen Harsin Carr.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer D. Dunn of Locust announce the birth of a nine-pound
son, Saturday, July 5, Name Elmer Douglas Dunn, Jr.  Mrs. Dunn will be
remembered as Miss Wilana Sheperd, of Bedford.  Mother and son doing well.

June 24 - to Mr and Mrs. Frank Sullivan, a nine pound son.

To Mr and Mrs. Ed Bromwell, a nine pound daughter.

Miss Virginia Brim, of Cincinnati, was a visitor of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Brim, over the weekend.

Found two memorial to the following:

Myrtle Lucille youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Tingle, who d. Feb 25,
1923 dedicated by her cousin, Mary Hoagland and Martha Steele Bonta, from her family.

Pictures of Richard B. Carran, E. H. Martin, and John M.Hunnicut.

Pictures of Miss Ruby Thompson, Rt. 1, Carrollton, and Miss "Tommy"
Davis, Carrollton,

Nancy Beth goes to the Beautiful Land:
On October the 22, 1930, Nancy Beth Davis, the adored only child of B.R. and
Edna Vories Davis went to the home beyond.  Born Sept. the 8th, Nineteen 23,
she was only a few days past seven years of age.  This is a very long obit
and will be glad to type it out if anyone is interested.

The funeral services which were held at the home at Cove Hill on Friday, Oct
24, were conducted by her uncle, the Rev. Ernest Davis, of Ludlow, Ky., who
spoke feelingly of the Providences of God.  The quartette sang "In the
Garden" and the "Beautiful Garden of Prayer" a favorite of Nancy.

In memory of our little darling, Lula May Carrico, who was called to her
heavenly home April 18, 1923, and left us with broken hearts and a vacant
chair that can never by filled.

One of the most touching funeral services was held Sunday afternoon at the
home of J.P. Fuller just below Ghent, when a large group of friends gathered
to attend the last rites and to mourn with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Fuller over
the death of their small son, Ralph Jr.

The lad would have celebrated his fourth birthday this week had he lived.
Besides his mother, father, his playmate sister, Norma Jean, there mourn for
him his grandparents, two uncles and aunts in the same household.
Rev. Norval C. Kern, of the Ghent Christian Church, officiated at the funeral

Funeral services for Mrs. William J. Brown of Locust, mention of whose death
in the Madison Hospital were made in last weeks issue were held Thursday
afternoon in the Locust Baptist Church, of which she had been a faithful
member since childhood.  A sad  but beautiful message was given by Rev.
Rayette, a friend of the family and former pastor of the church.

Mrs. Brown who was formerly Miss Margaret Jean Westrick, was ill but nine
days.  Her baby son born Sept 2, preceded her in death.

Surviving with her devoted husband, are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
Westrick, two sisters, Mrs. Everett Gross, of Bellview, In, and Mrs. Calvin
Gross, of Locust and her grandfather, Louis Westrick, of Carrollton.

Locust-school notes-

The community is proud of the record the Locust team made in the two
tournaments as they defeated both Sanders and Ghent in the District
tournament, making them champions and made a good showing against the strong
Port Royal team in the regional.  The following letter has been received
from the secretary of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association:

Mr. R.J. Wade, Principal
Locust High School, Carrollton, Ky.

Dear Mr. Wade:  From the District tournament report I see the Locust High
School won the Class B Championship. Probably you may not know that your
high school has the smallest enrollment of any member school in the
association, and I want to congratulate your team on its championship...Tell
your boys I am pulling for them.  YVT, R.E. Hill, Secretary-treasurer.

  Mr. Hill probably does not know that it took our entire high school
enrollment (boys) and two from the grades to make up our squad.  A real
compliment to the fighting qualities of our students.

A revival will begin at the Locust Baptist church, Aug. 2.  Rev. Barney Neal

Mr and Mrs Rufus Fulton, Mr and Mrs Theodore Fulton, of Indianapolis are
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Oral Banks.

Mrs. Harold Thompson and two children of Indianapolis are the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. John Thompson, Sr.

the Milton B.Y.P.U. put on a nice progarm at the Locust church Sunday night.

Death of Sweet Babe:  All hearts were touched with deepest sympathy for
Forest Harmon and his sweet sad youthful wife in the loss of their little
darling.  Evaline Bernice, aged four months and 15 days who passed into her
heavenly home Friday morning, January 30, to await the coming of her loved
She was a beautiful child, one to whom every one was attracted at first
sight.  She was the idol of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Sutherland,
of her uncles and aunts, and of her great-grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lotheridge, at whose home she died and where the funeral
was held.  Rev. B. F. Chatham officiating.  The little body was laid to rest
with tenderest care in the IOOF cemetary at this place Saturday at  two

Announcement is made of the birth, on Monday April 11, of a nine-pound
daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Orville Adams.  The baby has been named Abbie June
for Mrs. Jas. C. Sandefur,  Mrs. Adams was formerly Miss Ruby Hanlon.

Mrs James Williams, of Anderson, IN is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Orva Tingle.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Ball and three children were Sunday guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Supplee.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thompson, a six pound daughter named Alta Ruth.

Messrs Ellis and Milton Keith, of Chicago, are guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Clayton Keith.

Miss Cleo McDole was the weekend guest of Miss Mildred McDole.

Dennis Mosgrove motored to Indianapolis for the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Gayle Harmon were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence

Miss Ruby Thompson spent Sunday with Miss Fay Taylor.

Miss Doris Taylor is visiting relatives in Carrollton.

Rev. Moore, of Milton, filled his regular appointment at the Methodist
church Sunday morning and night.

Mr. Robert Stout of Worthville, has been teaching high school for a week, as
substitute for Mr. Bernhardt Bauer, who has been quite ill for several days.

Mr. Henry Thompson is recovering nicely from his sudden illness,

Mrs. John Thompson spent several days last week in Indianapolis visiting her

Daniel Taylor and family spent Sunday with Raymond Rowlet of Milton.

Mrs. Giltner Mosgrove and children, Dennis, Mary Helen and Joan were guests
of relatives in Indianapolis last week.

Mrs. Everett Gross, ofWhiteland, In. is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mres.
Jesse Westrick.

Mr. Robert Chatham is slightly ill.

Robert Driskell of Covington, is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
James Dunn.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Craig were Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe
Jenkins and children of Carrollton and Mr. and Mrs. Mose Jenkins and

Miss Naomi Perkins of Milton, was a weekend guest of Miss Ruby Pulliam.

Margaret Jean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Westrick is quite ill from
the effects of measles.

Misses Daisy Cribbins, Hazel Mills and Fay Taylor being members of the
graduating class of Carrollton, quite a few relatives and friends have
attended the commencement exercises.

Mrs. David Chandler, of Lawrenceburg, In. is visiting her daughter, Mrs.
James Coghill.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Webster announce the birth of a seven pound son.

Bro. Coombs, the presiding elder will hold the quarterly meeting Sunday, May


Married-May 18, Robert Green and Mildred Denning, colored, of Ghent

Interesting Items of Long Ago: A.T. Metcalf sent to this office this week a
copy of the Carrollton Democrat of July 7, 1894, in which is given an
interesting account of a school entertainment at Locust, written by the late
Geo. Dallas Mosgrove, who was teaching the school at that time.  The
following notes, taken from the article, will be read with interest by many
of our older citizens.

A stage had been prepared for the occasion by Elmer Kagle.  Music was
furnished by an orchestra composed of Louis Breek, cornet; Henry Phillips,
bass horn; Bert Metcalf, leading violin; Meck Rosell, second violin, Fred
Packham, guitar.

Dallas Taylor played for the marches, executed by 16 girls, Rhoda Pulliam
and Anna Thurman being leaders.  Annie K. Cribbins, Margie Shoots, Florence
Chatham, Bob Robinson and Dallas Taylor constituted a quintette of singers.

"The Cross" a spectacular representation in 12 parts was rendered by the
school:  Margie Shoots, Annie Cribbins, Susie Driskell, Anna Thurman, Rhoda
Pulliam, Florence Chatham and Mabel Mosgrove carrying flowers, while little
Lena Pulliam made a speech.

Others who took part in the exercises were Maude Thurman, Jessie Gray, Mary
Cribbins, Mattie King, Jimmie Mosgrove, Oscar Hanlon, Grace Humphrey,
Clarence Morrow,Shirley Kendall, Gertie Harsin.