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Early Days for 1-10

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Jan. 9, 2003

Malcolm and Elizabeth Newton will celebrate their 70th anniversary on Monday, Jan. 13.

Lori and Darrell Loy of Jamestown are the parents of the first baby of the new year born at Taylor County Hospital.

Lauren MacKenzie Barnes celebrated her first birthday with family and friends on Dec. 15.

St. Mark Methodist Church's junior youth donated toys to the fire department during its Christmas Toys for Kids campaign.

The country will remember its most famous civil rights leader on Monday, Jan. 20, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 7, 1993

Alan Chandler, president of All-Dry Inc., has been elected to a one-year term as a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Waterproofing Contractors.

Travis Chad Sullivan of Campbellsville has been elected president of the Farm House Fraternity at the University of Kentucky. Sullivan is a junior at UK.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 3, 1983

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wilkerson and sons Jim and Dave returned to San Antonio, Texas, after spending the Christmas holiday with Wilkerson's parents, Evelyn and Omer Wilkerson of Campbellsville.

Mr. and Mrs. George Williams spent Christmas in Aurora, Ill., with their daughter, Rebecca Henry and family.

Sgt. John Edrington and Patrolman Sammy Knopp of the Metro Police were honored recently by fellow members of FOP Lodge #55.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 1973

Dee Ann Willis, the county winner in the 1972 Conservation Essay Contest, received a $5 school award from Donald Gaines, treasurer of the Taylor County Conservation District.

Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Cox enjoyed their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 23 with an open house at their home in Mannsville. They have seven living children, 43 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was the former Viller Garrett.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 3, 1963

James Luther "Jim Lou" McCubbin, of 218 Bibb St., died at Rosary Hospital on Friday, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m.

Airman Third Class Samuel G. Cox of Campbellsville has completed the United States Air Force technical training course for supply inventory specialists of Amarillo Air Force Base in Texas.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 1, 1953

The marriage vows of Joan Ruth Potter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Potter of Sandwich, Ill., and Robert E. Bryant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Bryant of Route 4 in Campbellsville, were solemnized at the Methodist Parsonage in Sandwich on Nov. 22.

Mr. and Mrs. Count Wilson are the parents of a daughter, born on Dec. 22.

Funeral for John S. McElroy, 14, was Wednesday, Dec. 25, at Lady of the Hills Catholic Church in Finley.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 7, 1943

All passenger automobiles and trucks are required to have visual tire inspections before Jan. 31 if the owners of the vehicles expect to operate them after that date, according to information given out by the local rationing board.

All consumers must register for sugar and War Ration Book One by Jan. 5, the local ration board office urges.

Victory tax of 5 percent on all individual salaries of more than $12 went into effect Jan. 1 and will be withheld by employers.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 22, 1932

Josephine Watson left today for Dayton, Ohio, where she will spend the holidays with her father, R.E. Watson.

Mrs. S.B. Willock and Mrs. E.W. Willock and daughter Ernestine were in Louisville this week shopping.

Mrs. Jane Hobson and son, Charlie Dobson of Louisville, were guests last Thursday and Friday of Myrtle Hobson.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Dec. 21, 1922

Robert Mann, 70, died on Thursday afternoon at his home in the Acton vicinity of the county. Surviving are his wife, two daughters and a son.

Jesse Sullivan sold 43 acres of land on Long Branch to A.H. Campbell, paying $1,400.

Mrs. Henry Smith returned home to Lebanon after a visit to Dr. and Mrs. E.L. Gowdy.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Dec. 25, 1912

Mrs. Eliza Jane Newton died at her son's home in Spurlington yesterday morning. The funeral was Wednesday morning at the Catholic Church, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Murray.

Mr. and Mrs. Esley G. Allen announce the birth of a daughter last Friday.

Mr. W.R. Lyon spent last Sunday with his daughter, Miss Ruth Lyon of Smith Grove.