Courtesy of the Eddie Herrman Archives
1882-Gentlemen appointed ushers for the opening of Walton’s Opera House are; Sam Levy, Henry Levy, Joe Meyer, Ed Carnes, William Pyle, C. F. Burns, Robert Grierson, and Tom Petty. Butler.
1905-Major Falloon is erecting a massive hennery at his Mound township ranch, Southwest of Adrian. (Major Falloon’s home would later become known as “Young’s Mansion”.)
1915-Mrs. George Fresh, of Hume, apprehends a tramp trying to steal some eggs from her henhouse.
1934-Mrs. Susan Shannon & Mr. John Barrows, both of Rich Hill, present to the Bates County Court, a picture of Freeman Barrows, first county officer, unanimously elected County Clerk, Recorder, and Treasurer in 1840, serving until 1853.
1861-George Thomas, of Lone Oak township, is kidnapped by outlaws. Never heard of again.
1879-McReynolds & Schwenk, boot and shoe makers, are now in their new building on the North side of the Butler square.
1881-The new arc lights on top of the Bates County Courthouse, in Butler, are drawing huge crowds each night.
1913-Lorand O. Tabler is Altona’s new postmaster.
1934-The Grover Gilbert Chevrolet Company, on West Ohio street, displays the death car of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Noted criminologist, C. Wiley Stanley lectures of the couple’s demise.