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1826

The Florence (Alabama) Register states that the following gentlemen are candidates for the office of U. S. Senator from the State, in the room of Mr. Pickens, who has resigned; Viz. John M'Kinley, of Limestone, James Jackson, of Lauderdale, Richard Ellis, of Franklin, and Thomas W. Farrar, of Jefferson.

Source: 1826, December 8 - Rhode-Island American and Providence Gazette, Submitted by Pam Rathbone


1889

 Mr. John Graham is entitled to the blue ribbon as the champion rat killer, he having killed 128 at his residence in Athens one day last week.   Source: The Marion Herald, (Marion County, AL), April 18, 1889 pg 1, Submitted by Veneta McKinney


1890

There is frequently seen on our streets a sad faced woman who comes to this place driving a pair of oxen and her wagon loaded with country produce, which she sells.  Frequently she is seen with her wagon loaded with cross ties.  Such an industrious woman deserves the respect and admiration of every man. She is determined to support her widowed mother and her orphaned children. While we regret to see a woman in this sphere, we admire the courage that it takes to do such things.  May the smiles of Him who protects the sparrow and who has said he would be a father to the fatherless, always linger over her. - [Athens Courier] - (Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County, AL, June 29, 1890 - Transcribed by Veneta Mckinney)


1903

SPLENDID RESIDENCE BURNED
The home of Henry Nichols of Elkmont was destroyed by fire one night last week with all its contents; the family barely escaping with their lives and with nothing to shield them from the severe weather but their night clothes.  The house was a splendid one, and how it caught fire is a mystery.  Mr. Nichols is a good citizen and his loss is a severe one.  Source: Marion County Democrat, Marion County, AL, December 10, 1903 Submitted by Veneta McKinney


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