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Letter: More birth announcements

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In the early 1900s, most Adair County births went unreported in the News but a few appeared in the various community newsletters, while others, if of a fairly prominent family, might draw separate mention.

As another CM reader noted, details were scarce (although now and anon, a bit of political commentary got slipped in).

Three announcements randomly picked from 1900 & 1901:

  • Born, to the wife of Zach Campbell, a girl. (Pellyton Newsletter, February 21, 1900.)

  • Born to the wife of L.V. Hall, an eight pound boy, July 31, 1901. ("Local Jottings" column, August 7, 1901.)

  • Another Democrat. Born, to the wife of Thomas Cole, Oct. 30, a boy, J. Beckham Cole. (Gradyville newsletter, Nov, 7, 1900. J.C.W. Beckham, a Democrat, was then serving as governor of Kentucky.)

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