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Posted by: Nita (ID *****6995) Date: March 23, 2008 at 20:24:55
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Logansport Pharos-Reporter
Logansport, Indiana

Casualty Lists from Mexico
Washington, April 18: Among the Americans killed and wounded at Pararal in Mexico when the Eleventh Cavalry under Major EDWARD L. HOWZE clashed with Villaias: Corporal BENJAMIN MCGEHEE of Troop M, 13th Cavalry, next of kin is his father JAMES H. MCGEHEE of Dexter, Mexico.

Homestead paper for agriculture published at Des Moines, Iowa.
March 6, 1902
Condensed Letters
JOHN P. MCGEHEE of Ida, Oklahoma writes: … letter about how to take warts off mules. Instead of cutting it off, take flour of Sulphur and make a thick cream with sulphuric acid with a little calomel. Apply to wart with a stick. Wart will go off without leaving a bad scar. I saw a wart as large as a milk crock taken off a mule and it left the mule smooth and nice…
       
Blytheville Courier News
Blytheville, Arkansas
July 14 1969
Mrs. MANNING
Mrs. JEWEL LEE MANNING, 47, died Sunday at Baptist Hospital in Memphis following a long illness. She had lived in Manila most of her life and was a member of the Little River Baptist Church. She leaves her husband, LEONARD MANNING of Manila; one son LEONARD RAY MANNING of Holland, Michigan; her father JOSEPH MCGEHEE of Manila; two sisters, Mrs. MARIE ROBERTS of Bakersfield, Missouri and Mrs. GOLDIE PARKS of Manila; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Little River Baptist Church with Howard Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.

Charles City Press
Charles City, Iowa
July 29, 1930
How a “Hill Billy” Campaigns in Arkansas
He’ll “Make Bootleggers Think Hell Ain’t 49 Feet from Courthouse,” if Elected
Paris, Arkansas: An Arkansas hill billy who “outran the dogs on Sunday morning to keep from having my face washed,” is stirring things up around here in a vigorous race for prosecuting attorney of Logan, Franklin and Crawford Counties.

HARNEY M. MCGEHEE, attorney and ordained minister, is seeking the position on an unusual platform. McGehee, a Democrat, announces his candidacy as follows:

“I am an Arkansas hillbilly, born and raised in Boston Mountains north of Ozark. I outran the dogs on Sunday morning to keep from having my face washed—did my sparking bare-footed and on foot—never saw a train until I was 15 years old and was almost grown before I learned that Republicans were human like other people.

“I have farmed with a double shovel and Georgia stock and plowed an old mule, 19 years old, in new ground without cussing—have taught school---preached and practiced law and a first class mechanic, having worked around a sorghum mill.

“I came to Crawford County five years ago and have since been elected to the legislature twice and have been operated on for appendicitis.

“Last year, I married the finest girl in Oklahoma and we are living happily together in Van Buren.

“I want the office because I can make a living out of it and I will promise, if elected, to make things so warm for crooks and law violators of all kinds that they will think hell ain’t 40 feet from the courthouse.

“I expect to spend the time between now and the election, Aug. 12, kissing the babies, bragging on women’s cooking, complimenting the farmers on their crops and warming things up for my opponents.”

When he isn’t warming things up for his opponent, MCGEHEE, just 28, engages in legal practice at Van Buren, his home. He is serving his second two year term in the Arkansas legislature and has also been a Chautauqua lecturer.

Even in the flurry of a hot political fight, McGehee, a former minister, has this to say for religion: “Men wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it—anything but live for it.”

“I’ll carry all three counties with an overwhelming vote, and I’ll be governor of Arkansas some day not far distant,” McGehee says, confidently.

New Era published in Kentucky
July 2, 1953
Pvt. MORRIS B. MCGEHEE, son of HOUSTON W. MCGEHEE of Route 1, Kirkmansville, recently joined the 45th Infantry Division in Korea.

Galveston Daily News
Galveston, Texas
Thursday, January 3, 1895
Death of JAKE MCGHEE / MCGEHEE
San Patricio, Texas, Dec. 30: JAKE MCGHEE, son and two others left their homes Friday, the 28th, at Nueces for a few days hunting up the Nueces River in N.BLUNTZER’S pasture. Arriving in the evening, they pitched camp and started out hunting. Mr. McGhee and son came back to camp about the same time from different directions. The son told his father he saw some parties butchering a beef a short way from the camp, whereupon Mr. McGhee remarked it must be the BLUNIZER boys and that he would go over and get a piece for supper. Soon after he left, the son heard two shots, but thinking Mr. McGhee had shot at some game, paid no attention to it, but after an hour or so, the others arriving, they became alarmed and went in search of Mr. McGhee, finding him dead, being shot twice, at the place where the two Mexicans were butchering beef. The alarm was at once given and the posse went in search of the murderers. They tracked their horses to a Mexican jacal, there arresting one suspect. Thence going to another jacal, found the other Mexican, calling him out. He came out of the jacal running and made for the thick brush a short distance away. There are now at least 50 men searching the country but up today, Sunday, the 30th, no trace can be found. PAT WHELAN, sheriff of Nueces County, also DAVID ODEM, sheriff of San Patricio County, are on the scene and are instituting a vigorous search.

Ada News
Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
December 1910
County Commissioners’ Proceedings
J. W. MCGEHEE was paid $7.50 as a juror.

Muscatine Journal Tribune in Iowa
May 26, 1931
Jumps to Death from Window of Hospital
Delirium from pneumonia, ARCHIE MCGEHEE, 31, of Council Bluffs, leaped to his death from a third story window of a local hospital today. Doctors said McGehee had rested quietly Monday night but this morning leaped suddenly from his bed, ran of his room to another ward and plunged through a window. Miss MARTHA ROGERS, night supervisor, said McGehee was conscious when she reached him. He asked her if a train had struck him. He died several hours after the leap.





Waterloo Evening Courier and Reporter
Waterloo, Iowa
September 1, 1923
Preacher Goes to Police When Bishop Socks Him on Mouth
St. Louis, Missouri, Sept. 1: A summons charging Bishop W. F. MCMURRAY, Methodist Episcopal Church South, with disturbing the peace was issued here today at the request of Rev. CHARLES MCGEHEE, one of the bishop’s pastors. Rev. McGehee declared the bishop struck him in the mouth and ejected him from the church office yesterday because of McGehee’s activities boosting the Ku Klux Klan Bishop McMurray is in Kansas City today.





Iowa City Daily News
May 21, 1907
Kills Daughter’s Sweetheart
Joplin, Missouri, May 21: At Southwest City, a small town in McDonald County, A. A. MCGEHEE shot and killed GEORGE OYLER, age 21, son of a prominent merchant. Oyler had been keeping company with McGehee’s daughter against the father’s wishes. The girl left home to meet Oyler; the father following, and when Oyler and the girl met, the father shot him through the head.

Wichita Daily Times
Wichita Falls, Texas
October 8, 1914
Local Items
JOE MCGEHEE has returned to Dallas after visiting his sisters Mrs. F. C. UTTZ.

Thousandsticks
“Only Republican Newspaper in Bell County”
Middlesboro, Kentucky
Thursday, January 2, 1913

MCGEHEE-EPPS
Miss SALLIE JOE MCGEHEE, stenographer at the H. T. HACKNEY Grocery Co. and CHARLES EPPS, salesman for the same firm, celebrated the Christmas holiday spirit when they were united in marriage last Thursday at the home of the bride in Elkton, Kentucky. The young couple will make their home at the Archer Home.
Thousandsticks
“Only Republican Newspaper in Bell County”
Middlesboro, Kentucky
Thursday, January 2, 1913

MCGEHEE-EPPS
Miss SALLIE JOE MCGEHEE, stenographer at the H. T. HACKNEY Grocery Co. and CHARLES EPPS, salesman for the same firm, celebrated the Christmas holiday spirit when they were united in marriage last Thursday at the home of the bride in Elkton, Kentucky. The young couple will make their home at the Archer Home.



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