A continuing feature on the blog for 2018 is be a series called “120 Years Ago Today”. I’m collecting newspaper clippings relevant to Russell County from The Adair County News in the year 1898. I hope you find some surprises to add to your family tree!

I’ll be doing a bit of digital cleanup on the files to remove streaks and scratches, but you can download the original file from the link. Right-click on my image to save the cleaned-up version. I also plan to include a list of names mentioned in the articles at the end of the blog post to make it possible to find with an internet search.

Here’s the link to this edition of the newspaper. Link

Additional note: Kimble was the official name of Russell Springs between 1888 and 1901.

Adair County News, Page1, 1898-03-23, Creelsboro 1

Adair County News, Page1, 1898-03-23, Creelsboro 2

Adair County News, Page2, 1898-03-23, Creelsboro

Adair County News, Page2, 1898-03-23, Font Hill

Adair County News, Page2, 1898-03-23, Jamestown 1

Adair County News, Page2, 1898-03-23, Jamestown 2

Adair County News, Page2, 1898-03-23, Kimble 1

Adair County News, Page2, 1898-03-23, Kimble 2

Rev. Flat, Viola Snow, Sallie Cheatham, Mis Bettie, R.A. Jones, Cameron Dunbar, Viola Carr, Syrena Cape, Claude Cape, Pink Campbell, J.W. Lapsley, Rev. Bell, Carlos Coffey, Maggie Jones, E. Campbell, J.D. Irvine, Bill Denney, C. Snow, C.H. Campbell, Bessie Baker, Mollie Coffey, W.B. Armstrong, William Kimbler, M. Sloan, C. Snow, Maggie Jones, Berry Buster, Ben F. Leach, Ella Payne, Willie Warren, Josie Bledsoe, W.L. Bradshaw, J.W. Humble, W.C. Shephard, E.D. Tartar, W.A. Wilson, Squire Shephard, C.H. Murrell, G.F. Jones, Allene Marcum, Olga Gann, W.S. Knight, W.F. Rowe, Mrs. Texas Rowe, J.E. Hays, Mrs. Barnes, O.B. Vaughan, Sallie Barnes, W.E. Frazer, Creelsboro, Font Hill, Jamestown, Kimble

 

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