Items taken from the paper were:
Obituaries: As many as possible
were taken in full contents. When my length of time for borrowing the
films was nearly exhausted, I was reduced to abstracting only the
information concerning genealogical facts, personality traits and
indications of relations. Many times I had to add 'poem omitted.'
Notices of deaths: Short
items of the death of some: (Many times there were items stating that
such and such person was on the point of death not likely so survive.
Several times I added these items, Only to have the person have a miraculous
recovery and I would then have to locate the item and remove it. I am
sure that there were a few that did continue to die and by my not adding
them, they are missed.)
notices: These are included as sometimes there are no other
indications of a death of a person. With my adding their notice, a
researcher is made aware there are documents available at the Courthouse.
Because of the length of some of the articles and legal language, I have
abstracted only the pertinent information.
Articles on the
accidental/intentional death of individuals: Many times these had to
be abstracted due to the length of the article. Also many were not
followed up with obituaries.
The items in the books are
copied as near to the original article as possible. There has been
times that I've corrected some misspelled work unintentionally and then not
been able to remedy this accident. On the whole, I have tried to
present it as close as possible.
written by Ann Miller