Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August 2013 - Jay County Journal

The August 2013 Jay County Journal, published by the Jay County Historical Society, contained vital records extracted from the August 8, 1889 edition of The Portland Commercial.  In the section dealing with Salamonia, mention was made of my ancestor, William P. Wehrly.

We called at the barber shop which is being run by R.C. Hinshaw, formerly of Winchester.  He is doing a good business and being desirous of hearing the news of the county, subscribed for the Commercial, the leading newspaper of the county.  While in the above place, Wm P. Wherley, who runs the saw mill came in.  He is on the sick list at present.  Salamonia has a good Comet band and the boys rendered a few choice selections for the benefit of the writer, for which they have our thanks.
So now I know that an exact date when my 2x-great grandpa was on the sick list.  Bet he never imagined that anyone would care after all these years.

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