Birthday and Birth

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James Pruitt Family Has a Son

Owen County (Indiana) Democrat, March 24, 1892, p. 5.

Submitted by Randi Richardson

Born to the wife of James Pruett, March 19th, a boy.

Banks Family Birth

Owen County Leader; August 10, 1921

Submitted by Kathy Bargerhuff

Born to Walter BANKS and his wife at Indianapolis Wednesday a girl. Mrs. BANKS was formerly Lula SMITH.

Mrs. Maguires 90th Birthday

Evening-World Leader; June 23, 1977

Submitted by Kathy Bargerhuff

The following notice came to the World-Leader office this week: The family of Elsie Maguire will honor her 90th birthday June 25 at Coopers Park from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. All friends of Mrs Maguire are welcome to stop by and say Hello.

Fifth Birthday

Gosport Reporter; April 16, 1936

Submitted by Kathy Bargerhuff

Mrs. Herbert McHenry entertained a number of children at her home on South Fifth Street Monday afternoon in honor of the fifth birthday of her son, Bobby.

Birthday Dinner for Mr McGuire

Evening-World Leader; August 8, 1977

Submitted by Kathy Bargerhuff

The 70th birthday of Robert McGuire was observed with a dinner at Canyon Inn Sunday with guests Mr. and Mrs. John Hancock and sons Michael and Mark of West Lafayette, Mr and Mrs Thomas McGuire of Bloomington and the honored guest Robert and Mrs McGuire.

Mrs. S.C. Medaris Feted on 75th Birthday

Owen Leader; June 27, 1946

Submitted by Carol Hedrick

Mrs. S.C. Medaris was honored on her 75th birthday last Thursday evening with a surprise pitch-in supper at her home northwest of Spencer. Those present were: Mr and Mrs. Ralph Medaris and son, Bobby; Mr and Mrs. Estel Parrish; Mr and Mrs. Arthur Parrish and son, Stephen; Mrs. George Yockey; Mr and Mrs Ralph Poulton and son, Stephen; all of Spencer. Also Mr and Mrs Charlie Medaris and son, David of Bloomington; S.C. Medaris and daughter, Mary, and the honored guest. David Medaris stayed for a few days visit with his grandparents.

Baby Boy

Owen Leader; November 25, 1965

Submitted by Carol Hedrick

Mr and Mrs Hugh Medaris, 7545 East 34th Place, Indianapolis, are the parents of a son, Scott Hugh, born Wednesday November 17 at Community Hospital. The baby weighed 7 pounds and six ounces and is their first child. Mr. Medaris is a native of Spencer, a brother of F.M. Medaris and nephew of Mr and Mrs Ralph Poulton, Mrs. Estel Parrish, Mrs. Mary Medaris, and Ralph Medaris.

Baby Boy

Owen Leader; November 14, 1957

Submitted by Carol Hedrick

Mr and Mrs Fredrick Medaris, 456 West Hillside Avenue, are the parents of a son born in Bloomington Hospital at 12:30 am Thursday, November 7. The baby weighed six pounds and fourteen ounces at birth and has been named Freddie Lee. He is the second child in the Medaris family. The other is a little boy named Ronnie. The mother is the former Miss Normalee Woodburn, daughter of Mary Wood.

Mrs. Laura Hedrick Celebrates 87th Birthday

Owen Leader; June 24, 1965

Submitted by Carol Hedrick

Mrs. Laura Hedrick, a well known resident of the Chambersville community observed her 87th birthday Tuesday. Her husband, Elijah Hedrick, along with two daughters preceded her in death a number of years ago. For a number of years, she has made her home with her granddaughter and family. Tuesday many of her relatives and friends called to extend birthday greetings to this loved one.

Margaret Truax Shultz celebrates 100th Birthday

Written and Contributed by Mike Dean

Margaret Truax was born December 9th 1904, the daughter of Elbert and Lilly Mae Spangler Truax, the sister of nine brothers; Claude, Charles, Chester, Albert, Horace, Lacy, Noah, Howard, Rex; the wife of Francis Oscar Shultz married on December 31, 1922 at the Gosport M.E. church; the mother of four daughters, Betty Jo Dean, Dorothy Marie Sheese, Mary Elizabeth Deckard, Margaret Yvonne Fidler; the grandmother of nine, the great grandmother of 15, the great great grandmother of 11. She was joined in her celebration by about sixty of her relatives including her four daughters, two sons-in-law, seven of her grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren and many neices and nephews and great neices and nephews from Floyd Knobs, Brownsburg, Peru, Spencer, Quincy, Freedom, Coal City, Greencastle, Terre Haute, Bloomington, Indianapolis


Mrs McCullough Has 90th Birthday

Owen county Leader July 28, 1977

Posted by Debbie Jennings

Lula McCullough of Gosport, a Wampler Nursing Home resident, was given a surprise party in honor of her 90th birthday at the home of Dollie and Brenda Whitaker of Gosport, route 1. Attending were Joe Bowman of Ellettsville, Mr and Mrs Joe Farmer, Tammy & Bradley of Gosport, route 1, Mr and Mrs John Altmeyer and Tonia of Mooresville Route 2, Mr and Mrs Maurice Rust, Patty and Lisa of Brownsburg, Mr and Mrs Jerry Bohannon of Chesterton were unable to attend, called to wish their aunt a happy birthday.


Owen County Leader-- October 7, 1920

Posted by Debbie Jennings

Sunday, September 19th, thirty five children, grandchildren and great grandchildren Gathered at the home of Mrs. Elinor McCullough to celebrate her seventy-sixth Birthday. At noon a dinner was served consisting of the good things of the season And heartily enjoyed by all. Several groups of pictures were taken in the afternoon including the four generations represented there. Those present were Mr and Mrs E.H. McCullough and family; Mr and Mrs Vern Twomey and family; Mr and Mrs C. Twomey and daughter, Erma. Mrs Clarissa Dunkin; Mrs Jane Davis; Mr and Mrs Frank Beaman and family; Mr and Mrs H.E. Kent and family; Mr and Mrs Carl Dunkin and son; and Mrs G.C. Dunkin and family. There were three children, Eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren present.


Posted by Marsha Pearson

At his home on South Main Street Tuesday, Thomas A. Trent celebrated his 91st birthday. Though Mr. Trent received a number of callers and some messages and packages through the mail the day was spent quietly.For the past several months Mr. Trent has been unable to come up town. He spends a portion of each day in his chair but he rests better by lying down much of the time.Tom Trent is on of Clarke county's most widely known pioneers. He is a veteran of the Civil War and in civil life he has served the public in various local offices. He has ever been a good citizen and in his day he was a prince of good fellows. He and his good wife with whom he is now enjoying the mature years of his long life were married June 28, 1857. Thus they celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary last June.The Sentinel joins in the congratulations extended Mr. Trent on his 91st birthday. Osceola Sentinel of Osceola, Iowa, Oct. 8, 1925 Thomas Alexander Trent married Elizabeth Parrish, he was a son of William Trent and Susanna H. G. Dyer.


Owen County Leader-- 1 July 1931

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff

Today (Wednesday) is the 83rd. birthday anniversary of John Murphy, who has been confined to his bed again for over two weeks. It would be a pleasant day for him if his friends would remember him by sending a card. This might lighten his suffering for a few minutes at least.


Owen County Leader-- 23 November 1933

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff

Saturday, Nov. 18, Mrs. Dorothy Murphy was 83 years old. She lives alone and does all of her work. She received word from relatives they were coming Sunday for a big dinner to celebrate her birthday and they brought plenty for all. They had two large cakes for the birthday cake. Mr. And Mrs. Rolla Pryor and the latter's mother, Mrs. S. J. Ritter and Mr. And Mrs. Glen Mercer of Bloomington, Chas. Ritter, Mrs. Dewey Walters and two children, Mrs. Henry Ritter and daughter of Paragon, Mr. And Mrs. Lloyd Thomas and two sons of Martinsville, Mr. And Mrs. Do?n Coffey of Indianapolis and Walter Howard of Ellettsville, enjoyed the day and big dinner. Other friends and relatives called in the afternoon. When leaving all wished her many more such birthdays. She received some beautiful and useful presents


Owen County Leader-- 25 November 1937

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff

Last Thursday, Nov. 18, was Mrs. Dorothy Murphy's 87th birthday and she greeted several friends who called to see her. Mrs. Murphy does her own housework and always bakes a birthday cake which she serves to her friends. Her half-sister, Mrs. Mary Baker, was 85 on the same day and she is also doing her own housework


Owen County Leader-- 19 November 1942

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff

Mrs. Dorothy Murphy, who was 92 years old Wednesday, was well remembered by her friends. On Tuesday she began receiving cards and by the end of Wednesday she had received many cards, letters and presents - - hankerchiefs, pins, bedroom slippers and other useful articles -- for which she is sincerely thankful. Mrs. Murphy is living at the Manners home, corner of Franklin and Montgomery Streets. She has not been well for some time and is confined to her room most of the time.


Owen County Leader-- 21 February 1917

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff

Born Thursday to Mr. And Mrs. Oran Murphy at Indianapolis, a son, Charles Oran. Mrs. Murphy is a daughter of John Davis of Spencer.

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