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Gleanings from The Crittenden Press

These articles were transcribed from digital images of issues of The Crittenden Press, The Crittenden Record, the Crittenden=Record Press, the Twice-a-Week Record-Press or the Crittenden Record-Press.  Digital images of The Crittenden Press can be found on the Library of Congress' web site Chronicling America.

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Illustrated Edition - August 16, 1894

The August 16, 1894 issue of the Crittenden Press is a twelve page, three part "Illustrated Edition" containing information about Crittenden County's agricultural resources; its educational, religious and business institutions; biographical sketches of prominent people; and a review of the value of our mineral wealth.

Part First. Part Second. Part Third.
Page 1 Page 5 Page 9
Page 2 Page 6 Page 10
Page 3 Page 7 Page 11
Page 4 Page 8 Page 12

Illustrated Issue - July 10, 1902

Pages one thru eight of the July 10, 1902 issue of the Crittenden Press is an "Illustrated Issue" containing information about Crittenden County's mineral wealth; its mines; its educational, religious and business institutions; its fraternal societies; and biographical sketches of business men and clergy.

Page 1 Page 5
Page 2 Page 6
Page 3 Page 7
Page 4 Page 8

Community News Items


Community News items by Year.


Community News items by Community.

Aemerine News Irma News
Annora News Iron Bridge News
Antioche News Iron Hill News
Applegate News Iuka News
Baker News Joy News
Baker Station News Kuttawa News
Ball Alley News Levias News
Barnett News Liberty Grove News
Barnett's School House News Lick Skillet News
Barton AR News Lily Dale News
Bayou News Loafers Point News
Beech Valley News Lola News
Belleville Bend News Lone Cedar News
Bells Mines News Lone Cherry News
Belmont News Lone Star News
Berry Ferry News Mattoon News
Bethel News McCollum's Mines News
Birdsville News Meadow Creek News
Blackburn News Mechanicsburg News
Blackford News Meeksville News
Blooming Rose News Memphis Mines News
Blows Factory News Mexico News
Brown School House News Midway News
Bush Valley News Mooreland News
Caldwell Springs News Moore's News
Canady MO News Moore's School House News
Caney Fork News Mounds
Carrsville News Mt Olivet
Cave-In-Rock News Mullican
Cedar Grove News New Bethel News
Cedar Springs News New Good Hope News
Central Well News New Salem News
Chapel Hill News New Union News
Childress Bluff News Nunn's Switch News
Childress News Oak Grove News
Childress School House News Oak Hall News
Clear Spring News Oak Ridge News
Clipped From Exchanges Oakland News
Colon News Odessa News
Columbia Lead Mines News Oklahoma News
Cookseyville News Old Jim News
Cool Spring News Olive Branch News
Copperas Springs News Opossum Ridge News
Cottage Grove News Piggott AR News
Crayneville News Pinckneyville News
Creswell News Pine Knob News
Crittenden Springs News Piney Creek News
Crooked Creek News Piney News
Dean School House News Pleasant Grove News
Dean Spring News Pleasant Hill News
Dempsey News Pomona CA News
Dexter News Porterville News
Ditney News Princeton News
Dycusburg News Red Top School House News
East Marion News Repton News
Eddyville News Rock Dale News
Elizabethtown IL News Rockford News
Elm Grove News Rodney News
Emmaus News Rose Dale News
Enon News Rosebud News
Enon School House News Rushville News
Fairview News Ruth News
Farmersville News Salem News
Fishtrap News School No 66 News
Flat Lick News Selden KS News
Flatrock News Seminary News
Flatwoods News Seven Springs News
Fords Ferry News Shady Grove News
Forest Grove News Sheridan News
Foster News Siloam News
Frances News Silver Heights News
Fredonia News Sisco Chapel News
Freedom News Slocum News
Gladstone News Smithland News
Glendale News South Crittenden News
Glenn's Chapel News Starr News
Going Springs News Stonewall News
Good Hope News String Town News
Grand Rivers News Sturgis News
Greens Chapel News Sugar Grove News
Gum Spring News Sullivan News
Hampton News Tiline News
Hardesty News Timothy Oaks News
Harold News Tolu News
Haw Ridge News Toppenish WA News
Hayti MO News Tradewater News
Heath Mountain News Tribune News
Hebron News Tyners Chapel News
Hill Springs News Uniontown News
Hillsdale News View News
Hoods News Walnut Grove News
Hoods Creek News Walnut Hill News
Hoods School House News Wayside Cottage News
Hughey News Weston News
Hurricane Island News White Hall News
Hurricane News Zillah WA News

Local And Personal News Items


Mining News


Burt E. Woody Letters


Miscellaneous Articles


Chased By The Sheriff The Fishing Trip Dog-Owner No. 3 Dog-Owner No. 1
Part 1 of 9 Part 1 of 3 Part 1 of 3 Part 1 of 3
Part 2 of 9 Part 2 of 3 Part 2 of 3 Part 2 of 3
Part 3 of 9 Part 3 of 3 Part 3 of 3 Part 3 of 3
Part 4 of 9      
Part 5 of 9      
Part 6 of 9      
Part 7 of 9      
Part 8 of 9      
Part 9 of 9      

The Exciting Adventure of Abram Wright The Hanging of Thorn Wallingford The Ford Band of Desperadoes The Clodhopper and the Bald-Headed Man
Part 1 of 2 Part 1 of 2 Part 1 of 5 Part 1 of 6
Part 2 of 2 Part 2 of 2 Part 2 of 5 Part 2 of 6
    Part 3 of 5 Part 3 of 6
    Part 4 of 5 Part 4 of 6
    Part 5 of 5 Part 5 of 6
      Part 6 of 6

THE 20th KENTUCKY VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
An Interesting War Record by F. S. Loyd,
of Fredonia, Lieutenant Company H.
Part 1 of 11 Part 7 of 11
Part 2 of 11 Part 8 of 11
Part 3 of 11 Part 9 of 11
Part 4 of 11 Part 10 of 11
Part 5 of 11 Part 11 of 11
Part 6 of 11  

THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
by Rev. William Calhoun Love
Part 1 of 2  
Part 2 of 2  

Poetry and Essays of Mrs. Ida May Roberts

Mrs. Ida May (Kemp) Roberts was born September 12, 1861 in Crittenden County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Martin Kemp and Mary Caroline (Vinson) Kemp. She married John Nelson Roberts December 22, 1882 in Crittenden County, Kentucky. They were the parents of six children: John Elmer Roberts, born January 17, 1884; Vienna Alice Roberts, born January 27, 1885; Elva Ross Roberts, born September 24, 1886; Elbert Owen Roberts, born October 8, 1890; Hugh Roberts, born August 6, 1892; Albert Lewen Roberts, born August 4, 1896.

In December of 1901 John Nelson Roberts and Ida May (Kemp) Roberts moved from the Iron Hill (Deanwood) neighborhood of Crittenden County to the Repton neighborhood of Crittenden County. John Nelson Roberts died June 6, 1909 and is buried in Repton Cemetery. Ida May (Kemp) Roberts died March 17, 1924 in Tallahassee, Florida and is buried in Oakman Cemetery, Oakman, Oklahoma.


Gleanings from The Prairie Farmer

The following poem was transcribed from digital images of issues of The Prairie Farmer found on Google Books.


Gleanings from The Bee (Earlington, KY)

The following Iron Hill and Mattoon news items were clipped from digital images of issues of The Bee (Earlington, KY) found on the Library of Congress' web site Chronicling America.


Gleanings from The New York Times

The following story is about the feud between the Belts and the Oldhams of Hardin County, IL. from the Chicago Times, July 17, 1879 and printed in The New York Times, July 27, 1879.


Gleanings from The Tennessean

The following article is about the first commencement exercises of the Nashville Medical College. Dr. Dewitt F. Eskew was one of the twenty-three graduates. The article was published July 4, 1877.


Gleanings from The South Bend Tribune

The following article is about Mary Sullivan and the Campbell-Sullivan gang of northern Caldwell County, KY in the 1870's and 1880's. The article was published April 28, 1883.


Gleanings from The Courier-Journal

The following articles are about Mary Sullivan and the Campbell-Sullivan gang of northern Caldwell County, KY in the 1870's and 1880's.


Gleanings from Idaho Statesman

"Experiences of a Pioneer" is the original title of a document written by Stephen Murphy Sisk in September of 1913. It was titled "A Trip to Idaho in 1862" when it was printed in the Idaho Statesman newspaper of Boise, Idaho in September of 1913.


Gleanings from the Hardin County Independent

The following articles are about the attack on Henry and Daisy Lanham by Marion "Pinkney" Hines in June of 1926 in Elizabethtown, IL.


Biographical Sketches

The following biographical sketches were transcribed from digital images of Kentucky. A History of the State. by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. F. A. Battey Publishing Company, 1885.

The following biographical sketch was transcribed from "History of Southeast Missouri", p. 1071, Goodspeed Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1888.

The following biographical sketch was transcribed from "History of Union County, Kentucky", pp. 279-280, Courier Company, Printers and Binders, Evansville, IN, 1886.


WWI - Crittenden County Inductees

The following is a list of Crittenden County men ordered to report for military duty in WWI. It was transcribed from the Ancestry.com database "U.S., Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty, 1917–1918".


The Roberts Family of
Robertstown, Caldwell County, Kentucky

The following manuscript was compiled by Ila (Earle) Fowler in 1946. She was the daughter of Benjamin Prince Earle and Mary Ann Roberts of Hopkins County, KY.