Doug the Neighbor
3 min readMay 14, 2023


=’TITCH’ PARTRIDGE…Partridge Brothers

Excerpts from …’Tag A Long ‘Titch’ Partridge’…soon to be published by Arlene Perry, reporter for the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.

Arlene Perry from Manchester, England is a newspaper reporter for the Manchester Evening News, who travels the United States in a van called ‘The Eagle’ that doubles as a book mobile bringing books to hard to reach plases devoid of access to libraries. She had been featured on the tv show 60 Minutes and various media outlets. She has published 3 books. All books have been published by DTN Publishing

>Peaches Loves Charlie Blue Bell…photo book of her dogs.

>Ten Men Called Lumpy…How 10 men got the name Lumpy.

>The Eagle…how her van doubles as a home and book mobile.

‘Titch’ Partridge…gunslinger, cattle rustler, bank robber, card shark. Bad Man. Born around 1834 near Iowa City, Iowa. Last recorded mention…1881.

Stories from diaries, news paper accounts, legends.

>Partridge Brothers…

“There I was…the last of 11 children. My Father was a ‘sod buster’ in Iowa. He grew corn and hogs. My Mother, she was a God fearing woman. She grew the children. I had 5 brothers and 5 sisters. My Mother would say… “5 and 5…and Titch.” I don’t know how I got the name ‘Titch’ but that was what my Mother called me. Most of my sisters got married off by the time I came along. Them and and their husbands bought farms down the road. I guess I got about 40 cousins in that area…