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History Monday: Henry Giles to Speak, 1962

By Mike Watson

"The Adair County Historical Society will meet Sunday, May 20, [1962] at 2:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Meadow Hill Inn. Mr. Henry Giles, author of the weekly feature Spout Springs Splashes in the Adair County News, will be the speaker. Mr. Giles' subject, for which he has been doing research among old documents in the courthouse, will be the Northern Part of Adair County." --Adair County News, 16 May 1962.

This issue of the News carried Mr. Giles' weekly column in which he spoke of his research for the upcoming presentation:
"...[R]ecently I spent a few days in the County Clerk's office seeing what I could dig up...deed books...and marriage books... In one such [marriage book] I found a note written by my grandfather , Wash Giles, in 1894:
'Mr M.H. Marcum you will pleas[e] ishure lisons for Willey Carney to maire my daughter this is rought by mi hand, Wash Giles; wife--Mary E. Giles, witness Joseph Blair.'..."
An advertisement elsewhere in the News of this date stated the new book, Spout Springs Splashes, would soon be available for one dollar, postpaid.

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