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Richard Ketchum

Paralytic Stroke Fatal to Richard Ketchum Newspaper clipping.Paralytic Stroke Fatal.

Richard Ketchum died at his home in Westport at eight o’clock Monday night. His death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which came home upon him at 2 o’clock Sunday morning and rendered him unconsious until he succumbed. Mr. Ketchum was a veteran of the civil war and was a highly respected citizen. His wife, four sons and two daughters survive him.

-Greensburg Daily News, pg. 7, January 8, 1904.


A wonderful memorial with photographs can be found for Richard Ketchum at He is buried at the Old Westport Cemetery.

Preliminary Charge of Bastardy

McManamanJohnSheriff Davis went to Terre Haute yesterday where he arrested John McNanaman, who is an operator for the Southern Indiana railroad at a station near that city. McManaman was brought here and placed in jail and will be given a preliminary hearing on a charge of bastardy preferred by Lora Layton, of Westport. McManaman was formerly in the employ of the Southern Indiana at Westport.

-Greensburg Daily News, pg. 3, January 8, 1904.

Would love to know more about this! Anyone have any more information?

William Boicourt

BoicourtWilliamWilliam Boicourt, a pioneer resident of Sandcreek township died at his home four miles south of Westport at ten o’clock last night of a complication of diseases incident to old age, Mr. Boicourt would have been ninety years old in January and had been a resident of Sandcreek township for over 75 years.  He was the father of a number of children; some of whom live in distant parts of the country. No funeral arrangements have yet been made.

-Greensburg Daily News, pg.3, January 1, 1904

There’s a wonderful photo of William posted on his Find A Grave memorial.

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