Items from The Owingsville (KY) Outlook:
"Caleb RATLIFF, wife and daughter Elizabeth, visited Samuel RATLIFF and family, near Preston, Saturday and Sunday."--11 JAN 1903. unnumbered page.
Among those who attended the hat show at White Oak Sunday and then spent the rest of the day "at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. RATLIFF, on Bald Eagle" were "Elizabeth RATLIFF, of Mt. Sterling; Walter May RATLIFF . . . Guy RATLIFF . . ."--31 MAY 1900, p. 1.
"YALE. H. N. ALFREY sold a part of his farm to Ollie RATLIFF for $300."
"GRANGE CITY. Ed MC KEE sold to C. S. RATLIFF a calf for $10."--18 MAR 1907, p. 4.
"Grange City.Thusday after noon, while returning from Salt Lick with a load of coal, the breaks to the wagon driven by Simpson RATLIFF broke and his team started to run down the hill just below Grange City.Blue RICE, who was just in front, jumped off his wagon to catch the team and fell under his own wagon, which was also loaded and which ran over him.Then the other one belonging to RATLIFF was close upon him and he turned just in time to keep the wagon from running over his head, but it ran over his legs, breaking one, throwing his ankle out of place and bruising him up considerably.He is getting along nicely now."--3 SEP 1908, p. 4.
"Born, Thursday afternoon, to Mr. and Mrs. Burbridge RATLIFF (nee Dudley BOTTS), a 12-lb. son--their first born."
"Cabe S. RATLIFF, returned Monday from a visit to Big Timber, Montana, accompanied by his daughter-in-law Mrs. Guy RATLIFF and baby.Guy, who had his ankle broken, will come later."--23 JAN 1910, p. 1.
"Circuit Court-The damage suit of S. S. RALLS for $5,150 against W. H. RATLIFF, both of Sharpsburg, resulted in a verdict for $1---("?" paper is damaged and not clearly readable) for RALLS."Mr. RATLIFF's automobile evidently frightened Mr. RALLS' horse, tossing him out of his buggy and "breaking the buggy, etc."--13 OCT 1910, p. 1.
"Sharpsburg, this county, suffers from numerous fires for a small town.Fire broke out there Monday morning at four o'clock and destroyed Claude RATLIFF's livery stable, two blacksmith shops, the Bath Co. World newspaper office and Gorrell & Kerns saloon.Allen's large brick store was damaged by fire and the goods by water . . . origin of the fire, losses, etc., were not known . . ."--5 APR 1900, p. 1.
"Mrs. Caleb RATLIFF went to Ashland Friday to be with her brother Morton HARPER."
"At the Administrative sale of Ed RATLIFF, deceased, at Bethel, on Saturday, corn brought $1.50 per shock to the field and $2.75 in the crib; sow and five pigs $36; everything else sold well.Terms three months."--26 FEB 1903, unnumbered page.
"CROOKS.Dick WEEDON and wife of Mt. Sterling, visited Mrs. W's mother, Mrs. Sam RATLIFF, Friday and Saturday."
"BETHEL. Mrs. Louisa BOTTS, aged 83 years, died at her home near Springfield Friday and was buried Saturday in Flemingsburg beside her husband. . . . She leaves two sons, Seth of Owingsville, and Mason of Bethel; two daughters, Mrs. Will RATLIFF, of Missouri, and Miss Amy, who was living with her at the time of her death."--19 MAR 1903, unnumbered page.
"OKLA. L. S. RATLIFF bought Robert McCLAIN's tobacco last week at 7c."
"BETHEL. Mrs. Ida ELLIOTT, of Owingsville, was with her brother C. M. RATLIFF Saturday and Sunday."
"Sam RATLIFF of Carlisle, made a visit at his brother C. M. RATLIFF's Sunday, and took Mrs. ELLIOTT home with him."--23 MAR 1905, unnumbered page.
"CROOKS. Sam RATLIFF and wife, of Owingsville, are visiting Mrs. RATLIFF's parents, Walker CASSITY and wife."--28 JAN 1909, unnumbered page.
"Roll RATLIFF and wife, of Winchester, were guests of his brother Babe and wife the past week."
"Walter Mae RATLIFF" was one of the ladies at the New Years' Dance at the Owingsville Dancing Club.--3 JAN 1907, p. 1.
"Roll RATLIFF and wife, of Winchester, vsiited his brothers C. S. and C. J. the past week."
"T. R. RATLIFF & Co., Grange City, Ky., have a quantity of boards and shingles for sale at low prices."
"Please Settle--I have sold my interest to T. R. RATLIFF.All indebted to the firm of T. R. RATLIFF & Co., Grange City, Ky., are requested to call and settle.L. S. RATLIFF."--24 SEP 1908, p. 1.
Items from other newspapers:
"S. J. RATLIFF bought of the PETERSON estate at Ruddles Mills, Bourbon county, the residence and 25 acres of land.Price $8,000.Mr. RATLIFF will take possession November 1st.--Mt. Sterling Advocate."--The Bourbon News (Paris KY), 10 OCT 1902, p. 1.
"Mr. S. A. RATLIFF of Norton, Va., spent Saturday and Sunday at the M. F. C., where he placed his daughter, Miss Irene in school."
"Watch Lost.In the pool room of James WILLS, Friday evening a gold watch." Described the watch "with Elk engraved on back. The time piece is an heirloom and highly prized by the owner.No questions will be asked and a liberal reward will be paid for its return to the News office or W. C. RATLIFF."--The Bourbon News (Paris KY), 20 SEP 1910, p. 8.
"Good Day For Divorces" read the headline, citing six cases in the Bath Circuit Court at Owingsville, including "Bettie RATLIFF against Guy RATLIFF."--The Bourbon News (Paris KY), 27 FEB 1900, p. unnumbered.
"Mrs. Claude RATLIFF has returned to her home at Carlisle, after a week's visit to her father, Mr. Wm. CARPENTER."--The Bourbon News (Paris KY), 28 AUG 1908, p. unnumbered.
"After Saturday night the vaudeville will be discontinued for the present season at the Auditorium theater and Messrs. BLOOMFIELD and RATLIFF, not desiring to close the house up entirely have made arrangements with one of the leading firms of Cincinati, to supply them with the very best license picture obtainable," 2000 feet of film "which will makre about forty minutes of splendid entertainment at the small price of 5 cents."--The Winchester (KY) News, 26 NOV 1910, p. 1.
"Messrs BLOOMFIELD and RATLIFF have generously offered to donate half of a week's proceeds from the Auditorium theater to the King's Daughters hospital fund."--The Winchester (KY) News, 19 DEC 1910, p. 3.
"Mrs. RATLIFF of Carlisle, will spend Thanksgiving with her daughter, Mrs. Howard HENRY."--The Winchester (KY) News, 29 NOV 1910, p. 6.
"The marriage of Geo. FISHBACK, of Jackstown, and Miss Elizabeth RATLIFF of Sharpsburg, is announced for December 26."--The Bourbon News (Paris KY), 21 DEC 1900, p. 1.
"Miss Sue RATLIFF, aged 21 years, died at Bethel, Wednesday, of consumption."--The Bourbon News (Paris KY), 11 OCT 1901, p. 4.
"Mr. N. R. RATLIFF, manager of the Blue Grass Realty Company, returned Thursday from Sharpsburg and Owingsville, where the company has purchased tracts of land and will open up new additions.At Sharpsburg, Mr. RATLIFF let the contract for building streets and pavements and also for other improvements.The prettist site in Owingsville has been purchased . . ."--The Winchester (KY) News, 25 NOV 1910, p. 1.
"L. L. BRIDGEFORTH, buyer for Nelson, Morris & Co., has purchased the following export cattle for August delivery . . . of A. B. RATLIFF, 40 head, wt. 1,400 lbs., at 6 cents. . . . Omar RATLIFF, 19 head at 5 1/4 and 5 1/2 cents . . ."--Mt. Vernon (KY) Signal, 13 JUN 1902, p. unnumbered.
"8,000 Cattle on the Mt. Sterling Market."Among the sales:"Anderson BOGIE sold a bunch of 950 pound steers to R. A. RATLIFF, of Bath county at 3 1/2 c" and "Marshall MYERS sold six 950 pound steers to R. N. RATLIFF of Bath county, at 3 3/4 cents."--Mt. Vernon (KY) Signal, 13 JUN 1902, unnumbered page.
"R. N. RATLIFF of Carlisle, sold a mule colt this week to Eugene DAVIS, for $143.50."--The Bourbon News (Paris KY), 20 MAY 1904, p. 1
"A few dats ago R. D. RATLIFF, of Sharpsburg, bought a mule colt in Nicholas county for $100, to be delivered in October. Monday he sold the colt to Mr. Thomas DAVIS, of Mason county, $143.50.The colt was only twenty-seven days old Monday.This is said to be the best mule colt ever seen in Kentucky, and will be exhibited at the World's Fair by Mr. DAVIS."--The Bourbon News (Paris KY), 24 MAY 1904, p. 8.