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"The Kinmundy Express" - Kinmundy, Illinois
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Jan. 5, 1911:
- Another Barn burned: The year of 1910 will certainly go down in history as the year of barn burning in Meacham township, as during that year 3 farmers have suffered such losses. The first was on the farm of Scott LACEY, the second was on the RIDDLE farm owned by A.C. BRANSON. The third fire occurred last Thursday night when a large barn on the William BUTTS farm was burned. The barn contained 5 head of good horses, 3 milch cows, harness, feed and other things and we understand that nothing was saved. This is a severe loss to Mr. BUTTS as the stock alone is valued at about $1000. It looks as though some party or parties was the cause of these barn fires and every possible effort should be made to apprehend the guilty one.
- ALDERSON-CURRY: A very pretty home wedding occurred at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. Barney ALDERSON Sunday evening, Dec. 25, when their only daughter, Miss Goldie, was united in marriage with Mr. Jean CARLTON, the ceremony being performed at 6 o’clock by Rev. Joe GOODSELL. Immediately after the ceremony a delicious supper was served by Mrs. ALDERSON. The happy couple left on the night train for a short wedding to Kansas City. The above is taken from a clipping from the Lenox, Iowa paper, the bride being a former resident of Kinmundy with her parents, Barney ALDERSON and wife and has many friends here who extend congratulations.
- Former Kinmundy’n Dead: A.W. O’BRYANT died at his home in Ashley Tuesday Dec. 27, 1910 and the funeral service was held at the Ashley M.E. Church Friday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. At the time of his death, he was aged 70 years, 9 months, and 25 days. Mr. O’BRYANT formerly resided in Kinmundy and was at one time editor of the Express. Some 25 years ago he moved with his family to Ashley where he has since resided and engaged in the newspaper business, publishing The Gazette and which paper is now being run and is owned by his 2 sons. The deceased and family have a host of warm friends in Kinmundy all of whom regret to learn of the death of Mr. O’BRYANT and all extend sympathy to the bereft family.
- Rev. C.E. BOVARD of Mason was in this city last Wednesday last Wednesday evening where he conducted the funeral of Mrs. Omar SQUIBB. Rev. BOVARD was formerly the pastor of the M.E. Church in Alma and is quite well known here.
- Mrs. Harry CRAIG of West Liberty arrived here Monday evening to visit her parents, John SHEPARD and family near this city.
- Advertisement: The New CASH Meat Market opposite Dad’s Hotel in TYNER Bldg. Give us a trial. C.W. KITTS.
Jan. 12, 1911:
- Hattie ROBINSON, of Salem was employed as a teacher of the LACEY school 6 miles east of this city died very suddenly at the home of L.S. LACEY and wife Friday. She was boarding at the home of Mr. LACEY to visit Saturday and Sunday and was suddenly ill and died in a few minutes. An inquest was held and heart failure was pronounced as the cause of her death. The body was taken to her home in Salem Sunday where funeral service was conducted ______. Miss ROBINSON is a ______ young lady and was highly _______ all in her home town and her sudden death was a severe _______ to her many friends.
Jan. 19, 1911:
- Mrs. Della May CHARLTON a Suicide: Mrs. Della May CHARLTON, of this city, committed suicide last Saturday evening between 6 and 7 o’clock by drowning in the little reservoir on the west side of the I.C. Railroad track, near the hand car house, and the body was not found for about 3 hours. Mrs. CHARLTON had been staying at the Midway hotel with Mrs. J. CHEADLE, and after supper she told Mrs. CHEADLE that she was going to one of the neighbor’s and would return in a few minutes, and this was no uncommon thing for her to do. The time came for her to return, but she failed to come and a search was commenced. After going to all the neighbors, and other houses in town where she frequently visited and not finding her, the news scattered and several persons joined the searching party and the first trace of her was found by city Marshal SPILMAN and Mayor ARNOLD when they discovered the ladies cape and scarf on the bank of the reservoir about a block south of the hotel. Other aid was summoned and the search of the water commenced. Geo. TOMLINSON waded out opposite the clothing on the bank and with the assistance of a garden rake the body was located about 20 feet from the shore and was immediately removed from the water, after which it was taken to the undertaking rooms of J.H. NELMS. Justice ROTAN was notified and he immediately empaneled a jury and held an inquest, the verdict of the jury being "Suicide by drowning". In the summer of last year the deceased was taken to the hospital at Anna upon her own request, but after being there a few weeks she became dissatisfied and wanted to come home, and in the early winter her father, W.H. MORRIS, decided to bring her home. After returning home she decided for the safety of her children, it would be best for her to stay at the Midway Hotel and her father permitted her to do so, thinking himself that it would be for the best. Mrs. CHARLTON realized her physical condition and was deeply interested in the welfare of her children. She has made her home with her father for several years and Mr. MORRIS was always much gratified when he was able to bestow her a favor and it was a pleasure to him to have her many desires granted. Della May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. MORRIS, was born in Salem, Sept. 12, 1873, died in Kinmundy Jan. 14, aged 36 years, 4 months, and 2 days. She is survived by a father Wm. H. MORRIS, 3 daughters - Gladys, Velma and Dorothy, 2 brothers - Wm. P. MORRIS of Salem, and Dwight M. MORRIS of Centralia. The mother and 2 sisters preceded her to the spirit world. Mrs. CHARLTON had been a member of the Methodist Church about 17 years, having united with the church in Salem; on removing to Kinmundy she transferred her membership to this church and died a consistent member. She was also an honored member of the Kinmundy Camp Royal Neighbors. She was a dutiful daughter to her widowed daughter to her widowed father and a fond mother to her dear little children. For several years she has been afflicted and her affliction assumed mental disturbance and was accompanied by spasms of melancholia, and while under such a delusion, the unfortunate circumstance occurred which terminated her life on earth. The funeral service was held at the M.E. Church Tuesday morning 9:30, conducted by her pastor, Rev. R.D. WOODLEY, assisted by Rev. J.W. RITCHEY of the Presbyterian Church. The music was supplied by the choir members of different churches. The interment was made in the Salem Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
- COX-BAYLISS: Audie L. COX, of Sullivan, Ind., and Lottie M. BAYLISS, of Decatur, were married at Decatur Monday afternoon Jan. 9, at 2:30 o’clock, at the court house by Judge O.W. SMITH. They left the same afternoon of Sullivan, Ind., where they will make their home. The bride is the daughter of J.A. BAYLISS and wife near this city and has many friends who extend congratulations.
- G.E. FINNEY Answered Last Call: Geo. Ellsworth FINNEY was born in Jasper Co., Ill. July 2, 1867. He was married to Miss Mattie RITTER Sept. 6, 1891. He with his family moved to Marion county in the year 1897. In 1902 he attended a meeting held by Rev. DUDLY at the Brown Christian church and confessed his faith in Christ and united with that church. His life has been one of faithfulness and whatever come bearing it without complaint. His wife passed into the great beyond July 22, 1907. He departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Floyd HERRICK, Friday Jan. 13, 1911. He leaves to battle with life without him one daughter, Mrs. Floyd HERRICK, and one son, little Rufus Ellsworth; 3 brothers, James of Casey; Ulysses of Advance; Elza of Medcalf; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Elzine BARKLEY, of Hazel Dell; Mrs. Olive GROVES and Mrs. Stella SMITH of Casey. The funeral services were held from the home of Floyd HERRICK and wife on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock conducted by Rev. W. J. SIMERS and interment made in Omega cemetery.
- "Jack" BAKER Died Very Suddenly: Jack BAKER who resided with his family in the MITCHELL property in the north part of this city, died very suddenly last Saturday night. During the day he had been suffering from neuralgia and at bedtime he told his wife that he would sleep on a couch near the fire. After the family had retired Mrs. BAKER was attracted by a loud snoring of her husband and she got out of bed and went to him but was unable to arouse him. She hastened to a neighbor’s for assistance and sent for Dr. F.S. SONGER, and on their arrival he was dead. A jury was impaneled by Squire ROTAN and after hearing the evidence, the verdict was pronounced heart failure. About a year ago, Mr. BAKER moved to this city and was employed on the I.C. Section. Along in the late fall, he was seriously injured while at work on the track by an iron casting striking him on the ankle from a passing engine. Since that time he has been unable to work and for several weeks was unable to walk only with the assistance of crutches. The deceased leaves a wife and 3 daughters in this city, and he has a son who lives in Indiana. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of the community. John Robert BAKER was born in Clay Co., Ill., May 9, 1859, and was 54 years, 8 months, and 6 days of age at the time of his death. He was married to Nonsy CANARY, Feb. 4, 1892, and to this union was born 7 children, 3 having died in infancy. The funeral services were held from the family home Monday morning at 10 o’clock conducted by Rev. NIX, and interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Little One Gone: Irene H., daughter of W.T. and Prudence I. WILKINSON, was born Feb. 4, 1907, and died Jan. 12, 1911, aged 3 years, 11 months, and 8 days. Little Irene was an exceptionally bright child, always cheerful, kind, and pleasant. No one could know her but to love her. Her little life was full of smiles and her eyes always sparkling with love. But the bud that bid so fair for this life, was so ruthlessly plucked from us and the home in which was loved so well, and planted in the garden of God above, far beyond the environments of sin to fill a sphere so far above us that our minds are unable to conceive the exalted position that she was called to occupy. She was sick about 2 weeks and bore her suffering patiently. In the morning before she passed away, she sang "Sunshine all along the way", and in the evening she sang again, "Coming this way, coming this way, Lord I will follow Thy beckoning Way, " and true to the words of her son, she did. Besides her parents, she leaves to mourn her departure, 3 brothers, and 1 sister, Bert, Claude, and Hurshel, and Pearl, all being present except Bert. The funeral services were held from the family home Friday afternoon at one o’clock conducted by the Rev. M.A. COX of Clay City, assisted by Rev. HOCKER. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Farina Express (intended for last week): Rev. C.A. BURDICK died last Wednesday and the funeral was held from the Church Thursday.
- Roy SNELLING received a telegram Sunday morning from Chicago announcing the arrival of Elroy _____, a fine son, at the home of Hallett SNELLING and wife. This is the second time for Roy to be a grandpa, but it is the first time for A.A. COFFMAN.
- David Timmerman SCHOOLEY was born at Gilmore, Ohio, Oct. 27, 1834 and died at his home in Kinmundy, Ill., Jan. 10, 1911, aged 76 years, 2 months and 14 days. In 1853 he was married to Mary RANKIN, who departed this life five years later leaving him with one daughter. In 1866, he was married to Charlotte KENNEDY. To this union was born 6 children, the youngest departing this life in infancy. Thirty-three years ago he came from Ohio and located in Omega this state, a few years later removing to his farm near Kinmundy where he has since resided. Aug. 1, 1898 he was called to give up his companion whom he had tenderly cared for during an illness lasting over a period of 9 years. For the past 7 years he has been a constant sufferer enjoying but little freedom from pain in all that time but was patient and cheerful thru it all. In 1853 he gave his heart to God and united with the M.E. church near his home in Ohio. He often expressed his love for the Bible and it was his daily companion. Often during his long illness has he expressed his readiness to go and faith in the Lord. When the end came he was surrounded by all his children except one daughter who lives in Ohio and was unable to be here. How he will be missed in the home by those who have cared for him so tenderly and faithfully watched over him in all his afflictions. After many long nights of painful wakefulness he has gone to sleep. Oh! Hail happy day that speaks our trials o’er, Our Lord has come to take us home. No more by doubts and fears distressed, we now shall have a promised rest. The funeral services were held from the family home on last Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. J. H. BALLANCE, assisted by Rev. W.J. SIMERS, who has been a neighbor and close friend of his for over 30 years. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.
Jan. 26, 1911:
- Matilda A. HYDE was born in 1828, and was married to Alexander PERRY in 1847. To this union was born 9 children, all of whom are living. The father and husband died in November 1904. Mr. and Mrs. PERRY were life long Methodists and were always in attendance at services when health and weather permitted. Mrs. PERRY had been a member of the Camp Ground church 40 years. She departed this life Sunday, Jan. 22, at the home 3 miles southeast of Kinmundy. The funeral service was held in the M.E. Church South Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. HOCKER, after which interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Wm. E. WRIGHT of Alma Dead: Wm. E. WRIGHT was born near Kinmundy, Marion County, Ill., July 9, 1883, and departed this life at Alma Jan. 18, 1911, aged 27 years, 6 months and 9 days. During a series of meetings conducted at Alma, about 12 years ago he found his way to the Cross and professed faith in a Savior, who was near him in the latter hours of life. A renewed brightness lit up the shades hanging in the lone valley that he was approaching: ‘twas the light which is the life of man. The listening to the singing of gospel hymns which tell of Christ the power of His blood, and the might of His salvation was a source of pleasure to him. His last illness began about 1 year ago. He lingered until his frail body succumbed to disease and his spirit returned unto the God who gave it. A good testimony is left that he was not afraid and no condemnation is for those who are in Christ Jesus. He has followed his baby daughter to be with the Father of many children. His wife, 6 brothers, 2 sisters, and a father await the meeting on a morning whose daylight shall not darken, for the sun that there shall shine, in a glory that is forever. The funeral service was held at the home last Friday conducted by the pastor of the Alma M.E. church after which interment was made in the Martin cemetery.
- It is reported that Wm. MYERS, of Meacham twp., residing 3 miles northeast of this city, is arranging to move to St. Peter, where he has purchased a saloon of Fred MYER & Son. Robert PARRISH will move on the MYERS farm.
- The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dug FREEMAN of Centralia died Sunday and was brought to this city Monday accompanied by _____ FREEMAN, Wyatt WILLIAMS and daughter, and Miss Minnie ROONEY. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery.
- Lee W. CROSSETT, a former resident of this city and a nephew of Lloyd CROSSETT, died at the hospital in LaCrosse, Wis., Monday, January 9, after an operation for appendicitis, aged 51 years. He is survived by his widow and 2 children. His body was taken to Covert, Mich. for burial.
- Crawford MOORE, a prominent farmer and fruit grower residing on Sassafras Mound, died Sunday, aged 73 years.
- Tuesday Miss Pauline BAGOTT received a model and souvenir description of the Panama Canal with compliments of Noel CLAYBORN, a former pupil who is now employed in the construction of the canal. It is highly appreciated by Miss Pauline and the members of her room in school.
- Homer HANNA and family and Mel GRAY and wife spent Monday at Harry BRASELs in honor of his little daughter Mellie’s 5th birthday. They presented her with a gold ring and some pretty postcards.
- Farina Express: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur WHITFORD celebrated their fifteenth wedding anniversary last Sunday by about 50 guests surprising them and leaving some beautiful cut glass as tokens of remembrance.
- Farina Express: Crof MOORE was buried Monday.
- Meacham: A.H. PARRILL and wife celebrated their 25th anniversary Friday. Quite a number were present in spite of the bad weather.
- Meacham: Mr. Guy AUSTIN and Miss Cynthia ROY were married at Louisville Monday, Jan. 16, and will reside on the Joe BOSTIC farm after March 2.
- Meacham: Crawford MOORE died at his home Sunday Jan. 22.
Feb. 2. 1911:
- LACKEY-SNYDER: Clarence LACKEY, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. LACKEY, residing three miles southeast of Kinmundy, and Miss Letha SNYDER, daughter of Mrs. G.W. RUTHERFORD of this city, were united in marriage last Thursday in St. Louis. The ceremony was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. RUTHERFORD. The newly wedding pair have returned to this city where they expect to reside. Congratulations.
- Dr. LASWELL of Alma, Candidate for Coroner: In this issue of The Express can be found the announcement of Dr. Samuel L. LASWELL of Alma, as candidate for Coroner, subject to the decision of the democratic voters at the primary election to be held Feb. 25th. Dr. LASWELL was born in Clay Co., Ill. in 1874, and when a small boy moved with his parents to Farina, where he resided until he reached the age of maturity. He graduated from the Farina High School after which he began the study of medicine in Indianapolis. After graduating, he located in Alma 12 years and his practice has gradually grown since the first day located till now he is among the leading physicians of the county. He is a man of sterling integrity and every inch of him is a man. Since moving to Alma, he has been honored by being elected to village offices and has served as President of the Board of Trustees. In these village offices, he has always been in favor of measures that would benefit the masses and not the classes. He is what is termed a self made man, having worked by the sweat of his brow to obtain his education and profession. While attending college, during the summer vacation he would come home and pick strawberries, hoe pitch hay, and in fact do any kind of manual labor to earn a dollar with which to complete his education. Now this man comes forward and asks the voters of his party to an office of public trust for the first time. Is there a man in the county more deserved? As to qualifications none have him bested.
- L.C. and Miss Mae MATTHEWS were in Salem Monday attending the funeral of Samuel TELFORD, an aged farmer who resided between Cartter and Kell.
- R.A. LAMAR, a former resident of this city, has been elected Superintendent of the County Farm in Vermillion county by a unanimous vote of the Board at a salary of $900 a year.
- A new girl arrived at the home of I.D. INGRAM and wife one day last week.
- Job INMAN sold his stock of general merchandise in the I.O.O.F. building to C.B. ROHRBOUGH who has assumed charge of the same. Mr. ROHRBOUGH expects to use this room as an annex to his store and will have it for the grocery department. He will have an extensive line of groceries as he is putting the line of three stores in one.
- James GARRETT returned home Saturday from Champaign University to spend a few days with his parents.
- Mrs. Temperance R. GUNN, widow of the late J.C. GUNN, died in Kankakee Sunday, Jan. 29, after a lingering illness of more than 2 years. She was one of the pioneers of Jefferson County, having resided there nearly all of her life. In an early day she was converted and joined the Baptist Church, continuing in that faith through a long and eventful life and when the end came her spirit went to God who gave it. Rest in Peace.
- Farina Express: Geo. GREEN and wife are the proud parents of a new boy.
- Farina Express: Dan CRANDALL and wife entertained a few friends Sunday.
- Farina Express: John FERRILL died Thursday and was buried Saturday, aged 86 years.
Feb. 9, 1911:
- Mrs. Eliza LEMAY: Eliza PUCKET was born in Ervin, Kentucky, April 27, 1851 and departed this life Jan. 27, 1911. She was married to George H. LEMAY, July 11, 1867 to this union was born 12 children, four of whom with the husband and father preceded her in death. During a revival held in Ervin during the winter of 1868 she and her husband were converted and joined the Baptist Church. In 1895, they moved to Illinois and have lived in and near Kinmundy ever since. She united with the Kinmundy Baptist Church Jan. 19, 1905, and lived a faithful member until her death. Jan. 15th she was seized with pneumonia from which she suffered intensely. She was conscious to the last and was ready and willing to go. She was a faithful member of the Ladies Circle G.A.R. Her gentle nature and quiet disposition won her many friends. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all.
- CONANT-ARNOLD: W.S. CONANT of this city, and Mrs. Belle ARNOLD of Patoka were quietly married in Salem Wednesday evening, Feb. 1, 1911. The wedding was a surprise to the many friends of Mrs. CONANT. The bride is a refined and highly esteemed lady of Patoka. The groom is one of Kinmundy’s most honored and respected citizens, and they will make their home in this city. The best wishes of their many friends go with them for a long and happy wedding life. On Thursday evening a large crowd of friends gathered at their home and gave them a pleasant surprise and left as a reminder of the occasion a handsome rocker. Refreshments were served and at a late hour all returned home.
- Frank NELSON killed by I.C. Train No. 8: Last Saturday night after the I.C. train No. 3 due here at 11 p.m. had pulled out of town. Chas. GAMMON, the night operator, found a cap lying on the depot platform in front of the men’s waiting room door. In a short time he received a message from the train crew sent from Edgewood stating that it was thought a man was killed north of the mine. Mr. GAMMON spread the news and the section foreman, Wm. LYONS, was notified and in company with Marshal SPILLMAN and several others they started for the scene on the hand car. Upon arriving several hundred feet north of the mine, they found a man’s coat, sweater and shirt. Just 2000 feet north of these they found the body of a man lying about six feet east of the outside rail of the north bound track. The body was loaded on the car and brought to the baggage room at the depot and identified as Frank (Bunk) NELSON. Justice ROTAN was called and after empaneling a coroner’s jury the body was taken to NELMS’ Undertaking rooms and prepared for burial. The inquest was held Sunday morning. Just how the accident occurred is not known and never will be as there were no witnesses. From the information obtainable it seems that NELSON had been to Centralia and paid his fare as far as Odin on the way home and from there he was riding the "blind" and was on the front of the mail car. It is the opinion of many that in some way he became fastened in the stirrup on the side of the car and lost his balance and there hung by one limb and was dragged to death. The baggageman’s attention was attracted by the ballast rock striking the car and when the train reached Farina the cars were looked over and blood stains were found and Kinmundy depot was notified as soon as a night telegraph office was reached. The body remained in NELMS’ Undertaking till Monday morning when services were held conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE and the body taken to the Martin Cemetery near Alma for interment. At the time of his death he was 32 years and 18 days of age. He leaves a father, James NELSON, one brother, Ruben, both of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Wm. HOLMAN and Mrs. Elmer MALONE, both of Tamoroa, Ill.
- Sam ROBB and wife have a new girl at their home, she having arrived one day last week.
- On last Wednesday the relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. ATKINS gave them a pleasant surprise dinner in honor of their 30th wedding anniversary, about 45 guests being present. C.J. DOOLEN and C.W. JONES were the champion cake eaters as they sampled each of the 10 cakes passed to them. After dinner Chas. WILLIAMS took a picture of the crowd.
- J.F. HOWELL and wife visited Wednesday northwest of town with Ben GARRETT and family.
- Ernest KAGY, residing south of this city, received a message Sunday announcing the death of his brother, Van, in New York City that day. The body arrived in Salem this morning and the funeral will be held from the Baptist Church tomorrow conducted by Elder ROSBOROUGH of Centralia. Van was an electrician and the cause of this death is unknown to the family at this writing.
Feb. 16, 1911:
- Edson JONES Dead: Frank Edson JONES died at the home of his uncle, Wm. GARRETT and wife in Foster township, Saturday, Feb. 11, 1911, aged 18 years, 2 months, and 21 days. He was an orphan boy, his parents having died when he was quite young. In 1908 while attending school in this city he was converted and united with the M.E. Church. He was a good boy and loved by all who knew him. He has been afflicted since five years of age and grew weaker with each passing year, and since last October he has been as helpless as a child. But loved ones were ever attentive to his wants administering with loving hearts and kind hands, and he was patient through all his suffering. In the passing of this boy of precious memory, only one sister remains, Alice, age 15, who resides with her uncle Theodore GARRETT and wife, in Foster twp. The funeral services were held on Sunday at North Fork and the body taken to Sandy Branch cemetery and tenderly laid to rest.
- Mrs. Mary PHILLIPS: Mrs. Mary Hestran PHILLIPS (nee HOWARD) was born in Marion Co., Ill. Oct. 15, 1833, and died at the home in Omega Feb. 8, 1911, at the age of 77 years, 8 months, and 23 days. She was married Wm. S. PHILLIPS, Oct. 18, 1849. Her husband preceded her to the grave 21 years. She was the mother of 11 children, 4 of whom have gone before; the 7 remaining are Thomas, Mrs. Della MARLOW, Mrs. Maria SIPES, Freman, Scott and Emma. She has 21 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was converted and joined the Presbyterian church at the age of 14 and lived a consistent member of the Omega congregation 64 years and died in the triumphs of a living faith. She had been sick several months and everything medical skill and kind care could do to relieve her suffering was done but alas, death claimed the mother in Isral. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.W. RITCHEY in the Presbyterian Church at Omega, assisted by Rev. W.J. SIMERS, a neighbor, and was attended by a large number of sympathizing friends and relatives, and the body laid in the cemetery near Chas. MILLICAN’s.
- Farina Express: Godfrey MYERS was born in Germany Aug. 28, 1827. In 1855 he was united in marriage with Soloma BORCHARD, and to this union seven children were born, 5 sons and 2 daughters, 3 of the sons preceding him to the better world in infancy. He came to America in 1872, and settled at Pittsburg, Pa., and 2 years later came with his family to Illinois. The last 30 years of his life has been spent in Meacham twp., where he died Jan. 19, 1911, aged 83 years, 7 months, and 1 day. There remains to mourn their loss his wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters, several grandchildren and a host of friends. He was a good industrious citizen and had been afflicted for several years, but in his younger days was a blacksmith. The funeral took place at the home conducted by Rev. MOLT and the body laid to rest in the Elder Cemetery.
Feb. 23, 1911:
- Obituary: Jasper STEELE, well known for his genial disposition and kindly traits of character which endeared him to many friends, died at this late residence Saturday morning, Feb. 4, 1911, after a short illness. He was born April 2, 1830 at Steeleville, Ill. He married Frances M. BROWN, who survives him, on Feb. 22, 1854. Three sons were born to them, the only one living, Edward, now bing a resident of Spokane, Wash. In early life, Mr. STEELE located in Kinmundy, Ill, where he lived until 1880, being an influential, public spirited citizen. After a residence of 12 years in Chicago, he moved to Elmhurst in 1899 to be near his son, Herbert, who was agent for the I.C.R.R. at Addison. Jasper STEELE was a man of strong conviction, resolute will and great courage, combined with a kindly heart. His whole life was handicapped by physical infirmity that prevented him, to his great regret, from becoming a soldier in the civil war. He enlisted, time after time, only to be rejected by examining physicians. Failing in this, he did all he could to help the widows and orphans, contributing to their support and caring for invalid returned soldiers in his own home. He took great pleasure in carrying wagon loads of the product of his little farm to nearby camps and giving them away to the "boys in blue" much to the disgust of the army sutlers. Besides rearing his own sons, Mr. STEELE adopted the orphaned children of his neighbors, treating them as his own. In the case of Miss Ada BROWN who so faithfully repaid the aged couple by caring for them the last ten years, they took her at the death of her parents when an infant only a few days old. Her brother James T. was taken at the same time. He lived a blameless Christian life and the world is better because of him. Rev. Wm. E. DANFORTH, the pastor of the Christian Church, conducted the funeral services from his late residence Monday afternoon, and he was interred beside his son Herbert in Arlington cemetery. - Elmhurst Press.
- J. Edd BRASEL and Miss Lela ROCKWAY were united in marriage last Thursday at 10 o’clock at the home of and by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE. The ceremony was witnessed by Leland BRASEL and Miss Beulah DISS and Mrs. Harry WARREN and daughter Leon.
- J.W. GARRETT is a new reader of this paper.
March 2, 1911:
- How Van KAGY Lost His Life: Letters received by the relatives of Van KAGY, deceased, from friends of his in New York, demonstrate the high esteem in which he was held. One was from his landlord where he boarded, H.H. BARNETT, who gives an account of how the deceased lost his life is as follows: "Shortly after 3 p.m., Feb. 12, he was struck by a train at 177th St. the Bronx. He had just finished his day’s work and was coming in to change his clothes to come home (his boarding place) when the accident happened. No one saw him hit, but after the train had gone by, he was observed lying on the track. I was one of the first ones to him. He was conscious at the time but did not know how badly he was hurt. We did all that we could for him there, got doctors there promptly, and then took him to a nearby hospital and I stayed with him to the end, which was only a short time. I don’t think he was conscious of any suffering but he knew me and asked for water. He was conscious only about 20 minutes and was unable to tell how it happened and no one witnessed the accident. The company appointed a committee of six to make arrangements with the undertaker for the care and shipping of the body, and we tried to carry out your wishes as nearly as we could. - Salem Democrat.
- Elder School District: W.H. SHAFFER is in Indiana this week assisting his brother, George, who is moving there.
- H.A. BROWN and wife, J.F. HOWELL and wife, Mrs. Harriett DEW and daughter, Miss Lucy, spent last Friday at Ben GARRETT’s in honor of Mrs. G’s 50th birthday.
- Quite a large number of friends gathered at the home of Harry DAVIS, about 3 miles southeast of this city last Wednesday evening, in honor of his 21st birthday. The evening was pleasantly spent in dancing and other games and delicious refreshments served.
- Meacham Express: Mr. and Mrs. James JONES have a fine new boy at their home.
March 9, 1911:
- The large stock barn of E.G. FORD, one-half mile east of Alma, was struck by lightning early Tuesday morning and three head of horses killed. By hard work the barn was saved. Mr. FORD was in the barn at the time and was knocked down by the stroke.
- Meacham Express: J.S. JONES and A.J. PARRILL and wives were in Oskaloosa Wednesday attending the funeral of Jeff RUMLEY. Just 25 years since the burial of his wife, Lizzie JONES, who was a granddaughter of Silas PARRILL.
March 16, 1911:
- Two Injured by Horses: Last Wednesday, Frank, the 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. J. DOOLEN, met with a serious and almost fatal accident while riding a young horse and was a mile or more from home when the accident happened. The colt he was riding reared and fell backward, and the rider was unable to get out of the way and when they struck the ground, the boy was under the horse. He had one wrist broken, 3 or 4 ribs broken and was badly bruised otherwise. The boy lay where he fell almost two hours before help arrived, as all the nearby neighbors were in town. Finally he was taken home and Dr. CAMERER called and at that time it could not be determined just how badly he was injured and it was feared for a day or so that he had received internal injuries. But the latest reports say that he is getting along nicely and will recover. On the following day, Dr. Thos. BUNDY started on horseback to the DOOLEN home to see the injured boy and when near the home of Doc ATKINS, he was thrown from his horse and badly bruised about the hips and limbs. Fortunately no bones were broken and he will be able to be out in a few days. It was a close call and the Doctor has cause to feel fortunate that the injury was not more serious.
- J.S. KLINE, wife and daughter, Miss Aletha, were in Ashley Sunday attending the funeral of a relative of Mrs. BROWN.
- Farina Express: A new boy arrived at the home of Doc CURRY and wife, March 5.
March 23, 1911:
- Obituary: Martha L. PADGETT, daughter of Jesse and Myra PADGETT, was born in Cherokee Co., N.C., on the 22nd day of October 1841, and died at her home in Kinmundy, Illinois, March 14, 1911, aged 69 years, 5 months, and 12 days. Her parents removed from N.C. to Hopkinsville, Ky., when she was a child and when still young she came with them to Williamson Co., Ill. She had five sisters and two brothers; one brother and all the sisters are gone and with her parents await her on the farther shore. She has one brother living in Bloomington, Ill. She was married to J.R. YOUNGKIN on the 14th day of April 1858, and together they journeyed down the stream, side by side, for nearly fifty-three years. To them were born 3 children, a son dying in infancy, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Della WILSON and Miss Nora YOUNGKIN of this city. Mrs. YOUNGKIN was an old citizen of Kinmundy, having lived continuously here for 41 years, and has been a member of the First Methodist Church of this city for like period of time. Before coming here, she was a member of the Lutheran Church and transferred from the church to the Methodist at time of her removal here. She has lived among you, her neighbors and friends were present at the funeral to pay the last tribute of respect to her memory. May Heaven’s grace sustain her afflicted husband. For him especially it will be lonely. He will miss her everywhere ; her daughters will miss her, but he most of all will miss her every day. The funeral services were held from the family home Thursday afternoon, at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. F.O. FANNON, assisted by Rev. R.D. WOODLEY, and interment made in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. W.B. LLOYD: Alice TAYLOR was born on a farm in Ogle county, Ill., Jan. 9, 1848, and when 9 years of age, moved with her father’s family to Franklin Grove, Ill., in 1869. Aug. 28, 1872, she was married to W.B. LLOYD of St. Charles, Ill., where their 3 boys, L. Llewellyn, John W., and George T., were born and where they made their home until 1881 when they moved to Glen Ellyn. In March 1904, they moved to Kinmundy, where Mrs. LLOYD said she was going to live till she went to Heaven. Her words were "I am going from Kinmundy to Heaven." Her earthly life was closed March 18, 1911. Those who knew her best loved her most. She lived for others, for Christ and His Kingdom, and does still. Mrs. LLOYD has been a leading spirit in the Presbyterian church of Kinmundy since she and her husband lived here. She was Assistant Superintendent of the Sunday school, teacher of the young ladies Bible class and foremost in the Endeavor work of the Church. She was an important factor in all the work of the Ladies Aid Society and indeed, her presence was felt with its efficiency in every dept. of Christian work. She was a strong support to her pastor in every possible way, so much that he felt the force of her Christian faith and prayers in his quiet study hours and now that she is removed he feels that he has sustained a great loss in that he will not receive further council from her. A great mother in Israel has passed to the home above to await our coming. The funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian Church by Rev. J.W. RITCHEY on Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the presence of a large audience of her friends. The body was taken to St. Charles on the evening train for interment.
- Farina Express: Mrs. Sarah MAXON of Florida died March 12.
- Farina Express: Mrs. Harry CRANDALL arrived last week to assist in carrying for her mother and Harry came Friday.
- Farina Express: Mrs. CARLISLE died Sunday aged 67 years. Funeral services were held at the church Tuesday.
March 30, 1911:
- Mrs. George W. NEWELL left Sunday morning for Bridgeport in answer to a message announcing the death of his father. Mr. NEWELL had been assisting to care for his father several days before his death.
- Saturday, March 25, was J.F. HOWELL’s 71st birthday anniversary and his children, grandchildren, a few friends and neighbors came in and spent the day with him.
- F.M. BURNS, one of the pioneer farmers residing about 6 miles south of town, suffered a stroke of paralysis last Sunday and is in a very critical condition. Mr. BURNS was on our streets Saturday in his usual health, and his sudden misfortune was a very severe shock to his family and many friends. Mrs. BURNS is also on the sick list.
- O.N. TYNER has moved the vacant building opposite Dad’s Hotel to the rear of his property opposite Dr. J.D. CAMERER’s residence and expects to make a modern cottage out of the two buildings which after completion, he and Mrs. TYNER will reside.
- Farina Express: Felix BOESKIEWIZ is moving to Glatia, and John FORD is moving into the house he vacated.
- Farina Express: R.P. KING left last week for Wis., to attend the funeral of his father.
- Farina Express: Harry CRANDALL and wife left Thursday for their home in Wisconsin.
- Farina Express: C.W. MAXON and wife returned home from Florida Monday eve.
- Farina Express: Tuesday night a boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. COOPER.
April 6, 1911:
- The following is the vote of Kinmundy twp. At the election held Tuesday:
For State Senator: Max PRILL, dem. - 136; E.D. TELFORD, rep - 233
For Coroner: S.L. LASWELL, dem - 247; T.J. FOSTER, rep - 158
For Supervisor: R.C. ROBB, dem. - 254; J.W. SCOTT, rep. - 140
For Highway Commissioner: J.L. DAVIS, dem. - 175; G.C. WILLIAMS, rep - 210
For School Trustee: Jay CRAIG, dem - 186; C.A. BOONE, rep - 193
For State Senator: Max PRILL, dem - 15; E.D. TELFORD, rep - 91
For Coroner: S.L. LASWELL, dem. - 61; T.J. FOSTER, rep. - 48
For Highway Commissioner, A.G. SCHWABE, dem. - 79; E.P. LACEY, soc. - 43
For School Trustee, J.T. BOUSEMAN, dem. - 71; Wm. BUTTS, soc. - 26
For Justice of the Peace To fill vacancy:
W.S. JACKSON, soc. - 40; Edward HENNING, soc. - 37
For Constable: Samuel COURSON, soc. - 42
- McWHERTER-GRAVES: On the evening of Friday, March 31, 1911, at the home of W.H. BASS and wife in this city, occurred the marriage of his daughter, Mrs. Nettie GRAVES, of Alma, and Mr. Richard McWHERTER of Fayette Co., Rev. J.W. RITCHEY, pastor of the Presbyterian Church performing the ceremony. They will make their home in Fayette county where the groom is in business.
- A Good Man Gone: Francis Marion BURNS, son of Jefferson and Louisa VAN DUESEN BURNS, was born in Vermillion Co., Ill., Sept. 10th, 1834; died April 1, 1911, age 76 years, 6 months, and 21 days. At the age of 4 he removed with his parents to Marion county, where seven years later he was bereft of the tender leaving him to the care of a widowed mother, who afterward married Levi RAWLINGS. To this union a son was born, after which the husband and father passed away. Mrs. RAWLINGS was afterward married to Samuel PHILLIPS. To this union was born a daughter, who died in early life leaving a husband and four small children. Mr. BURNS’ only immediate family ties, expect his parents, were N.V. RAWLINGS, now of Ft. Scott, Kan., and one half sister, Mrs. Cornelia PHILLIPS-HOWARD, now deceased. He was united in marriage March 17, 1854, to Miss Mary A. SMITH, who survives him. Eight children blessed this union: C.W. BURNS of Stover, Mo., Mrs. Emma LILLY of Buffalo, Wyoming; Mrs. Mollie MUNDWILER and Mrs. Hattie LAUGHMAN of this county, survive him. Three infant children and the youngest born - Mrs. Josie BURNS CANTRELL having preceded him to the world beyond. During the period of the Great Civil War he remained true to the old flag. He answered his country’s call by offering his services as a private soldier. His name was enrolled in Company E, 111th Illinois Volunteers, Sept. 18th, 1862. He was with SHERMAN on his memorable march to the sea; was taken prisoner at the battle of Atlanta and confined 60 days in the Andersonville prison. He was discharged from the service May 26, 1865; having spent nearly three years in actual services he experienced the hardships of war in all its forms. He was not identified with any religious organization, but expressed a preference for the Christian church. He was of a cheerful disposition, always greeting his friends with kind words and pleasant smiles. But he has gone; he has answered the last call; his voice is heard on earth no more, and so we bow in humble submission to Him who doeth all things well. May be enabled to earnestly say "Not my will, but Thine, Oh Lord, be done." The funeral services were held at the Summit Prairie Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, April 2d, at 2 o’clock, conducted by Elder W.J. SIMER, after which the remains were conveyed to the cemetery. Comrades Thos. KEEL, C.A. NEFF, J.H. JONES, and T.J. ROGERS, all of Co. E. 111th Ill., L.L. JONES, Co. G, 225th Ill., and J.P. RUSSELL, Co. K, 151st Ill., acted as pall bearers.
- Mrs. G.W. RUTHERFORD: Mrs. F.A. RUTHERFORD, wife of G.W. RUTHERFORD, died at her home in Kinmundy, Ill. on April 1, 1911, aged 49 years and 14 days. She was born in Coles Co., Ill., on the 17th day of March, 1862, her maiden name being Frank Alice BALCH. She was named for her father, Frank BALCH, who was a private in the 8th Inf. Ill., losing his life in the battle of Fort Donelson in Feb. 1862. She was married at the age of 18 to Marion FREEMAN, and after living with him 12 years, was left a widow with 6 children, 2 dying in early life, the other four are still living. They are: Mrs. Grace A. OLIVER, Hammond; Mrs. Ada E. MORGAN, Janesville; Grover R. FREEMAN, Beardstown; and Mrs. Martha L. GOODWIN, Arcola. On the 25th day of July 1894, she was again married to Thomas G. SNYDER, of Effingham, three children being born to this union, two of whom died in infancy, the other Leatha May lives near this city with her husband, C.W. LACKEY. In a few years she was again deprived of her husband by death, remaining a widow until Dec. 20, 1910, when she was again united in marriage to Geo. W. RUTHERFORD of Kinmundy. She was a great sufferer from that distressing disease asthma, but bore her afflictions with fortitude. She had in her heart and affections and unbounded respect for the union soldier. She was in all respect a kind and affectionate mother, a friend to the distressed, considerate, and forgiving and a noble wife. Her death was sudden and unexpected. She leaves a large number of children and grandchildren besides host of friends and acquaintances to mourn her departure to the Land of the Leal, where all is light and life and bloom and no more winter time. James COCKRELL.
- Farina News: Word has been received here announcing the death of Chas. SCHOPP at his home in St. Joseph, Mo. Chas. is a former Farina boy, but left here almost 20 years ago. He leaves a wife and 2 sons, besides 3 sisters and 1 brother.
- Advertisement: Closing Out Announcement - You will doubtless be surprised to read this announcement which means exactly what those first three words say. You well know that for months my health has been very poor, and for that and other reasons, I am positively closing out my entire stock of merchandise. Beginning Saturday morning, April 8th, I offer you any article in my store at less, far less, than first cost to me. Every department of my store is now full of Seasonable Merchandise. All Spring Goods are in and now is your opportunity to buy your Spring Wears cheaper than ever before in Kinmundy. We realize that during this sale we will have enormous crowds and we have increased our Sales force so that everybody can be waited on promptly and receive most courteous treatment in every retrospect. We are not quoting a great many prices herein for lack of space but everything in the store will be marked in plain figures. All we ask is that you come in and see our prices. Then we know you will buy. 2500 pairs of shoes to go at about 1/3 off the original price. 10,000 yards of Calico at 4 ½ cents per yard. Everything in the house at about 1/3 off the original price. During this Closing Out Sale, we will continue to maintain our record for paying more for Eggs than any firm in Kinmundy. Give us a call. Respectively yours, Ufa HOUSH.
April 13, 1911:
- Alma has two tickets: The citizens of Alma have placed two tickets in the field to be voted on at the village election next Tuesday. They are as follows: Citizens Ticket: - For President, N.F. HENTHORN; for Trustees, Harry MCCARTY, Henry YOST, J.T. CLAYTOR; for treasurer, J.W. HOUSMAN. Regulators Ticket: For President, A.E. HUTCHINSON; for trustees, Chas. E. SILLS, C.G. POLLACK; for treasurer, John MAZANEK.
- Canning Factory Burned: About four o’clock last Friday morning the Farina Canning Factory was almost totally destroyed by fire, the origin of the fire being unknown. The north part of the building was occupied by the Lufkin flouring mill and this part of the building was also almost a total loss. On the north side of the mill was a shed about 25 or 30 feet long that was used for storage and this part of the building was saved. The canning plant and contents had no insurance, while Mr. LUFKIN carried about $1000 on the milling outfit. Mr. LUFKIN and his son were sleeping in the mill and were awakened by the smoke and they barely escaped with their clothes. The volunteer fire department worked faithfully but the fire had too much the start on them to save the main building and they were fortunate to stop the blaze where they did. Work was commenced on Monday to clear away the ruins and a new building will be erected at once and the company will be in readiness to handle this season’s crop.
- Meacham Express: Chas. EVELAND and Earl COURSEN each have new buggies. Reserved seats all taken.
- Meacham Express: Mr. MILLER and family arrived Friday morning from Bebee, Ark. and will spend a month with their daughter, Mrs. Ellis PARRILL, then go to Buck Creek, Ind. to reside near the home of his younger days.
- Advertisement: Go to the BEAVER Millinery for everything in Millinery and Hair Goods.
April 20, 1911:
- James Harvey GRAY: James Harvey GRAY was born December 16, 1840 and departed this life April 17, 1911, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R.A. GEORGE in Central City. He was married to Nancy STEWART May 25, 1861 she having died some 32 years ago. To this union 7 children were born, 3 dying in infancy, the remaining are Louisa BARBEE, Ella GEORGE, Robert GRAY, Angus GRAY. He also leaves 15 grandchildren, and a host of friends in his newly acquired home to whom he has endeared himself by reason of his conversion in Feb. 1909, during a revival held by the Rev. Wm. D. RICHARDSON of the Central City M.E. Church, he having declared his faith in his Lord on several occasions and in the approach of death expressed himself fully prepared to meet his God. He also leaves many friends in this city where he spent the greater part of his life. The body arrived in this city Tuesday morning and was taken to the Presbyterian Church, where funeral services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.W. RITCHEY at 10:30 a.m. and interment was made in the Harvey Gray Cemetery, north of town.
- Little Charles Roy MORRIS: Little Charles Roy, youngest son of Ira C. and Lewella L. MORRIS, was born Oct. 28, 1910, and departed this life April 15, 1911, age 5 months and 18 days. The little life that stayed with us so short a time was always sweet and cheerful. He will be missed the home, but not forgotten. The funeral services were held at the home 6 miles west of this city, Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE and the little body was laid to rest in Camp Ground Cemetery.
- Mrs. Wm. HASELTINE: Mrs. Emma B. HASELTINE died at her home in Olney Thursday morning April 13, 1911 after an illness of only two hours. Mrs. HASELTINE and family resided in Kinmundy several years where she made several friends who will miss her visits to our little city and who extend sympathy to the bereaved. Mrs. H. was a zealous Christian woman abundant in faith and good works. She rests from her labors.
- Mrs. Joseph CRAIG was called to Iuka Sunday owing to the serious illness of her mother, Grandma PORTER, who died Tuesday morning at seven o’clock, aged 88 years. Mrs. CRAIG was accompanied by her son, Eugene.
- The City Election: The city election passed off very quietly Tuesday and the contest was not very warm. The two candidates for Clerk were about the only ones that were active and asking the voters for their support. The following is the vote on all the candidates in the wards:
For Mayor: E.G. MENDENHALL - 67
For City Clerk: Chas. S. NEIL - 40; J. Carroll WHITSON - 43
For City Treasurer: A.M. ALLEN - 59
For City Attorney: Earl C. HUGGINS - 70
For Police Magistrate: R.A. WILLIAMS - 66
For Alderman: R.E. FILSON - 50; Geo. WHITE - 21
For Mayor: E.G. MENDENHALL - 50
For City Clerk: Chas. S. NEIL - 29; J. Carroll WHITSON - 40
For City Treasurer: A.M. ALLEN - 49
For City Attorney: Earl C. HUGGINS - 54
For Police Magistrate: R.A. WILLIAMS - 53
For Alderman: I.D. INGRAM - 24; James COCKRELL - 43
For Mayor: E.G. MENDENHALL - 44
For City Clerk: Chas. S. NEIL - 31; J. Carroll WHITSON - 28
For City Treasurer: A.M. ALLEN - 47
For City Attorney: Earl C. HUGGINS - 45
For Police Magistrate: R.A. WILLIAMS - ___
For Alderman: D. ABBOTT - 45; B.J. ROTAN - 9
- Shanghai Sunday School organized Sunday with 45 in attendance, and the lesson was enjoyed by all. Afterwards all went to the woods and enjoyed an egg roast and big dinner. Ira CONANT and Pete MILLER carried off the prize for the biggest eaters.
- Dick KEENAN, a resident of this city many years ago, died at his home in Mattoon last week and the funeral was attended by Mrs. Bridget ANDERSON.
- The infant child of Anson BRANSON and wife of Meacham twp. died yesterday.
- E.G. FORD of Alma, was attending to business in this city Saturday, and left an order for printing.
April 27, 1911:
- Mrs. A.C. ELDER Buried in Evergreen Cemetery: Lavisa FANCHER ELDER was born in East Wales, New York, seventy-six years ago this 5th day of April, coming to Illinois when 3 years of age with her widowed mother and 3 other small children. All of her early life was spent in southern Illinois; she was married and most of her children were born in or near Kinmundy, and the older ones had their education in the school here before going away to college. As a young woman she was energetic and ambitious, determined that her children should have the advantages of a higher education that were by force of circumstances denied to her. She and Dr. ELDER will be remembered by all those who lived in this part of the country 35, 40 and 45 years ago. After living in Mattoon for 7 years, then in Chicago for a brief time, Topeka, Kan., was the home of the family for 25 years, and until Dr. ELDER’s death. Five years ago this month, they brought him back and laid him to rest beside the children who had gone before. Since then she has been in Los Angeles, Cal., where Chas. ELDER, the older son has been living for a number of years and where the 2 daughters, Eva MURPHY and Bessie RODGERS, and Frank ELDER all now reside. She lived a full life - full of working and planning, full of achievement and in later years she enjoyed the fruits of her labor. Her longing to see this great world we live in was gratified in a beautiful trip abroad with her youngest daughter, and her last years of illness and suffering were spent in her own beautiful home, with every comfort and pleasure that loving hearts could devise, with her children and grandchildren all about her, visiting her every day and fully appreciating her own generous and self sacrificing love for them. Her sufferings were born with unfailing bravery and cheerfulness. Life was sweet and beautiful to her but she was not afraid or unwilling to give it up when she saw it must be. It was her wish to be brought back here for burial and the body arrived at 4:49 a.m. on Friday, April 21, and was conveyed to the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. J.B. ELDER, where funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. by Rev. R.D. WOODLEY of the M.E. Church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery. Those of the children and relatives in attendance were: Chas. A. ELDER and wife, Frank ELDER, Mrs. Bessie ROGERS, Los Angeles, Cal.; A.F. ROBINSON, wife, and son Raymond, of Oak Park, Ill.; Geo. F. LOCKWOOD, wife and daughter, Georgia, of Chicago; Miss Hester MANUEL of El Paso, Texas; E.E. Lee ELDER of Boaz, Ala.; Dick WILSON and wife of Alma, Ill.
- Charles BOYCE and Miss Mary PUGH, two prominent young people residing southeast of this city, were united in marriage last Tuesday and departed Friday for the far north to make their home. They expect to locate in North Dakota or Canada and very likely it will be the latter place.
- Mr. Walter WARREN of Foster twp. and Miss Gail WILLIAMS of Alma, were married at the home of the bride’s father C.C. WILLIAMS Sunday morning at 10 o’clock in the presence of about 50 guests, Rev. J.H. BALLANCE performing the ceremony. An excellent dinner was served and the afternoon spent with music. Many beautiful presents were given them, showing the respect and esteem in which they are held.
May 4, 1911:
- Nona EAGAN Killed: Miss Nona, the 17 year old daughter of Etta EAGAN of Alma was killed in that village Tuesday afternoon by I.C. train No. ___. From the information obtained from an eye witness, the accident happened in the following manner. The young lady had started to cross on the crossing south of the depot, going east to the home of H.P. SMITH, where she was employed, and she stopped for a north bound freight to pass and was stricken by the south bound fast passenger train. It seems that she must have been standing about even with the outer end of the ties on the south bound main and was struck by the pilot of the engine. Her body was hurled thru the air about 75 feet and finally lodged under the mail crane. She was killed instantly, as her neck was broken, both limbs and one arm broken, and the body almost torn in two. This accident was caused by carelessness on her part to some extent, but to stop on or near the track to wait for a passing train is something that the average person in town does almost daily, and it seems to be human nature to do so. Other times one will run to cross in front of an approaching train and will then stop and watch the train go by. Just why this unfortunate young lady stopped within the danger line will never be known. But it is evident she did not look up the track upon which she was standing or she would have seen the approaching train. On the other hand it is said the fast train sounded no danger signal as it should have done.
- Died in Kansas: Mrs. M.R. LAWWILL has received word of the death of B.M. PARKS at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Molly JONES at Delphos, Kan. on Monday, April 10, where he had been in poor health for 4 weeks. He was 91 years of age and the father of 8 children. In 1874, he, with his wife and family resided on a farm near Camp Ground and is well known by the older citizens in and near Kinmundy.
- A Former Citizen: John S. KNISELEY, aged 76 years, 9 months, and 1 day, died on Easter Sunday, April 16, at the home of his son in Hunter, Washington. The deceased was long a resident of Marion county, and was well and favorably known in Kinmundy and vicinity, where he leaves a number of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. He is the father of Mrs. P.A. SHRIVER of this city.
May 11, 1911
- Mrs. Mable BARTON returned to her home in Helena, Ark., Thursday after a visit here with her mother, Mrs. Geo. NEAVILLS.
- Farina Express: A surprise was given Mr. CUDER Monday, it being his 81st birthday.
May 18, 1911:
- Four Score and Four: On Sunday afternoon May 7, relatives and friends gathered at the home of Martin METZGER and wife to celebrate the 84th birthday of his mother, Mrs. Barbara METZGER, or Grandma METZGER, as she is known to all. The time was enjoyed very much by all present and refreshments and a delightful supper served. Grandma is not as spry as she was a few years ago, but she still enjoys having her friends with her. She received some beautiful and useful presents. At a late hour, the guests departed wishing her many more such happy birthdays. Those present were Rev. V. HARTUNG of Sandoval; Alex STOCK and family, Henry STOCK and wife, Louis ROEDL and wife, Chas. METZGER and family, Patrick COUGHLIN and family, Fred KLEISS and wife, Granvil McHATTON and wife.
- Mrs. N.A. RICE sold a portion of her household effects at public sale last Saturday afternoon preparatory to moving to Duke, Okla., where Mr. RICE is employed as station agent. Mrs. RICE and children will probably leave next Saturday for their new home in the southwest.
- Farina Express: C.M. ANGLIN and wife are the proud parents of a big boy, May 7.
- Farina Express: Gus SCHWABE and wife have a new girl at their home.
- Farina Express: Uncle John MAXFIELD, who has been in ill health for some time, died last Saturday afternoon, aged 84 years. He had been a resident of Farina for many years and at one time conducted the flouring mill. The funeral was conducted at the M.E. church Monday afternoon by Rev. CLAPPER and interment made in the Farina cemetery. A large crowd of relatives and friends were in attendance.
May 25, 1911:
- Thursday evening, at Gray’s Opera House the 23rd annual commencement exercises were held. The class this year consisted of Etta SPENCER, Jennie COCKRELL, Bessie SEXTON, Elizabeth SWIFT, Edna GARNER, Myron ROSS, Webster LOWE, Herman ANNA. (*)
- A fine boy made his arrival at the home of Fred W. KILLIE and wife Tuesday morning.
- Gilbert NIRIDER and wife are rejoicing over the arrival of a new girl at their home last Thursday morning.
- Farina Express: Roy KRUTSINGER and Miss Eve BOSTIC were married May 17 at the bride’s home.
June 1, 1911:
- David P. SNELLING Dead: David P. SNELLING, one of the oldest men in Southern Illinois, died at his home in Kinmundy, Tuesday, May 30 at 9 p.m., age 90 years, 5 months, and 29 days. The funeral service will be held at the family residence at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1st. Mr. SNELLING has enjoyed health up to a few days ago when he was compelled to take his bed. For several years he has been confined to the house, but during these years he has enjoyed himself and spent a good portion of the time reading the daily papers and conversing with friends. (Note: A picture accompanied this article.)
- Ollie HANKS Died in the Sunny South: Ollie HANKS, residing near Miletus, who went to Florida last November with his race horses, died in the Pensecola Hospital Saturday morning of typhoid fever after an illness of several weeks. His brother, Guy, has been with him all winter, and accompanied the body home, arriving in Kinmundy Tuesday morning at 9:45. From this city the body was conveyed to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Steward HANKS. The funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock and was largely attended. About 3 weeks ago Ollie shipped his horses home and they were accompanied by Adolph SCULLEY. Last Saturday Dr. THOMPSON of Xenia was sent to Pensecola, but Ollie died before his arrival.
- The Dead Honored: Tuesday, May 30, memorial services were conducted at Evergreen Cemetery by Hicks Post G.A.R. and a large crowd was in attendance. The Ladies of the G.A.R., members of the I.O.O.F., Knights of Pythias and Daughters of Rebekahs assisted in the decorating and the Kinmundy Band furnished excellent music for the exercises. Decoration Day is always observed by the citizens of Kinmundy and vicinity and the interest seems to grow from year to year. The excellent condition of the Cemetery under the management of the Cemetery Association causes people to be more interested than ever on this day. On Tuesday the cemetery never appeared more beautiful and those interested their peak only in the highest praises of the work of this organization. In honor of this day, the stores and places of business closed to take part in the exercises.
- VANDERVORT-COFFIN: Hon. Elbert B. VANDERVORT, of Salem, a member of the law firm of KAGY & VANDERVORT, and Miss Lulu L., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert COFFIN, south of this city, were married last Thursday evening at 5 o’clock by Rev. J.G. DEE of the Salem M.E. Church. Following the ceremony, a bountiful repast was served to all present after which the couple drove to Salem and left for Eastern points of interest to spend their honeymoon. Upon their return they will reside in Salem.
- Teachers Elected: The school board met last Saturday night and employed the following corps of teachers for the following school year: Superintendent - F.D. HARWOOD; Principal - Mrs. Emma BRYAN; Assist. Principal - Miss ALLEN; Room 5 - Pauline BAGOTT; Room 4 - Clem WHITTENBURG; Room 3 - Martha WALKER; Room 2 - Fannie K. EAGAN; Room 1 - Mary E. SHRIVER. The entire corps is the same as last year with the exception of Miss MATTHEWS as Assistant Principal, who was elected at Carbondale without an application. Her services here were entirely satisfactory to the board and doubtless she would have been re-elected if she had not received a better position. With these teachers the patrons of the Kinmundy schools have the assurance of another successful school year and all can feel that their children are receiving instruction second to none in the county or state.
- No more public drinking cups after July 1st according to the new state law. After that date everybody will be compelled to carry a private cup. This is a good law and should be enforced.
June 8, 1911:
- Chautauqua Opens With Big Crowds: Tuesday afternoon in spite of the rain and storm a large crowd was present to hear that genial dispenser of New York. He lectured on the "Dynamics of Christianity" and brought religion down to every day life. The audience was more than pleased with the Adams Sisters, the Lilliputians from California, who sand and read and recited, assisted by Miss Palmer, Pianist. After the program was over, almost the entire audience went up and shook hands with the entertainers. The evening program was even better than the afternoon. The songs, gave a number of starling tableaux in some of which they appeared suspended in mid-air. Mr. Stone gave his lecture on the Passion Play, illustrated with over 100 rare pictures. Wednesday Edward Mills of W. Va., gave one of his powerful addresses in the afternoon and evening. With him were the Otterbeins, one of the most popular male quartets in the country. On Thursday Clarence True Wilson and the Hardy Sisters will be at the big tent. Dr. Wilson has been a lawyer, minister and evangelist and has made good at all of them and will do the same thing on the platform Thurs. afternoon and evening. On Friday Dr. Aaron S. Watkins, candidate for vice president in ‘08, will appear with Chas. W. Daugherty and Robt. J. Bowman. Any one of these men gives a complete program by himself, but all together they are immense. Over Saturday and Sunday, Truman J. SPENCER, the Shakespearean authority of New England, and the Maurer Ladies Orchestra will be in inmungy. The entire course this year is exceptionally strong and no one should fail to attend. The Chautauqua opens at 2:30 at 8:00 p.m.
- Died at Effingham: Helen Cecil MITCHELL-BREEN, daughter of James and Helen MITCHELL of this city, was born in Decatur, Ill., Jan. 28, 1882, and died at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham, on Sunday, June 4, 1911, at 11:45 a.m. aged 29 years, 4 months, and 7 days. She leaves behind her husband, W.M. BREEN, and little daughter, Helen, 3 ½ years old, her father and mother, one sister, and 2 brothers. When a little girl of 6 years of age with her parents, she removed from Decatur to Kinmundy and grew up here. She attended and graduated from the Eastern Illinois Hospital, at Kankakee, as a trained nurse in 1905, and was married to Mr. M.W. BREEN July 24, 1906, and he with their little daughter, Helen, mourn the loss of a wife and mother. Mrs. BREEN was a faithful and devoted member of the First M.E. Church, Kankakee, and died in the hope of a blessed immortality, triumphing in the Christian’s faith in the living Christ. The funeral services were held from the M.E. Church in this city Tuesday at 10 a.m. conducted by Rev. R.D. WOODLEY, with special music by the choir and interment made in Evergreen cemetery.
- J.W. BROOM was up from Alma Friday on business. He recently moved from Gifford to Alma where he will engage in the mercantile business in the near future. He will also conduct a general produce business. Read his ad elsewhere in this issue.
- Miss Evangeline PARRILL, who has been teaching school in Havana, Ill, came home Friday to spend her vacation.
- Prof. Ed RAINEY arrived here Tuesday morning from the State University at Champaign, where he has been teaching the past year. He will spend a week at his home south of town when he will go to St. Louis where he has a position on the Republic.
- Miss Grace HOCKER closed a satisfactory term of school at Sandy Branch last Friday June 2. The patrons of the school came in bringing refreshments with them and a pleasant time was enjoyed by all present.
- Born in Maine: David P. SNELLING, was born in East Livermore, Maine, on Dec. 1, 1820, where he lived with his parents until 17 years of age when he started to make his way in the world alone. In 1838 he located in New Hampshire and engaged in contracting for ship frames which business he followed successfully in New Hampshire and Virginia until he moved to Illinois. He was united in marriage to Hannah ALEXANDER on May 3, 1846, establishing their first home at Windham, New Hampshire. During his residence in New Hampshire, he filled several public offices and served as Captain in the New Hampshire militia from April 14, 1851 to Jan. 12, 1855, at which time he was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel and subsequently Colonel, he resigned as Colonel in 1857 on account of his removal to Illinois. In 1849 he became interested in the gold discoveries in California and in October he sailed from Boston bound for San Francisco, by way of the Isthmus of Panama which he crossed on foot and by horse, traversing the same route as the new canal, from San Francisco he traveled by trail to the Gold Fields. After panning gold for 18 months, he returned to New Hampshire by the same route, arriving at home January 1851. In 1856, he found the march of progress had caused many changes in the manner of ship building which rendered his business useless and he decided to investigate the agricultural fields of the then far west, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois. Being more impressed with the prairies of Southern Illinois he returned in 1857, purchased several tracts of raw prairie and timber land, cultivated and improved it, and completed the erection of the building which has been his home continuously for the past 53 years. He participated actively in the early affairs of Marion county and in 1866 was elected Associate County Judge, serving 4 years, he being one of the first Republicans elected to the office in Marion county. Upon his retirement from the bench he again engaged in agricultural pursuits until he retired from business in 1900. He departed this life at 9 o’clock p.m. May 30 to join his beloved wife, and 2 children who preceded him many years. He leaves to mourn his demise his children, grandchildren, and many friends. The funeral services were held from the family home Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J.W. RITCHEY and interment made in Evergreen Cemetery. The following are the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the deceased. The children: Albert A., M. Abbie BABCOCK, Frank M., Elroy A., Nellie E. DILLON, George W., Lettie O., and Fred D.P. Lettie O., died March 1869; Albert A. died October 1871. The grandchildren: Nellie BABCOCK, Lettie H., David P., Hallett M., Rhea A., Samuel A., Lea A., Wilford G., Nellie B., died June 1876; Rhea A. died August 1902. The great-grandchildren: Fred D.P., Francis, Genevieve, George W., Elroy Albert. Francis died in Dec. 22, 1909.
- Obituary: Ollie HANKS was born July 13, 1881 and after a lingering illness of 8 years died May 28, 1911, aged 29 years, 10 months, and 15 days. He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Steward HANKS. He was united in marriage to Miss Maude PHILLIPS Sept. 18, 1904, who with the mother and father, 3 brothers, and a host of friends are left to mourn his departure. Ollie was widely known and loved by all. He was a loving a faithful husband and dutiful son. He has suffered with a lingering illness for 8 years and has traveled in many states trusting to regain his former health. In Florida he was stricken with fever and after an illness of 8 weeks departed this life. A short time after he was stricken with fever, he told his brother, Guy, who was attending him that he wanted to die. Although far from parents and home he was given ever aid and assistance to regain his health, but God’s will, not ours, was done. His presence in the community will be missed by all, especially in the home where a vacancy is left which can never be filled. The body was brought back and taken to his home in Miletus where funeral services were conducted last Wednesday by Rev. Perry VANDEVEER, and interment made in the Phillips Cemetery.
- Advertisement: Wait for our opening: On or about June 20 we will open a first class general store in Alma and it is our aim to make our place the "Big Bargain Store" of Marion County, and we expect to sell goods so cheap as to merit a liberal share of your trade. During our opening week we want to see you all in our store and we assure you we will have something out of the ordinary to offer you in the way of values. We will also do a general produce business and will buy anything you have to sell in the produce line. Remember our Opening Week! J.W. BROOM, Alma, Ill., I.O.O.F. Bldg.
June 15, 1911:
- J. Ben McFARLAND: Ben McFARLAND died at his home in Granger, Washington Friday June 2, 1911, at 4 o’clock, and was buried Sunday at 1 o’clock at Zillah, Wash. the Masons conducting the funeral. Mr. McFARLAND moved from Flora to that city about 5 years ago to regain his failing health but the change did not prove beneficial. He is a former resident of Kinmundy, having resided with his family here several years ago, and was in business here. His death will be a great surprise to many friends.
- Pretty Home Wedding: At the home of the parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. BROWN, on Sunday evening June 11, 1911, at 7 o’clock in the presence of a few friends, Miss Amy M., only daughter of the home, was married to Mr. Bernard L. FURRY, of Chicago, Rev. R.D. WOODLEY, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. The happy couple left on the late train for Chicago, their future home. Mrs. Ed DILLON played the wedding march. After the ceremony refreshments were served and the guests entertained socially. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BROWN and probably no other young lady in Kinmundy was better known than she, as for many years she was employed in the postoffice, where she made hosts of warm friends. When she resigned her position a few weeks ago and the announcement of her wedding was made, it was a surprise to most everybody. The groom is a Marion county young man, having resided in and near Salem almost all her life. He is now employed in the printing department of Sears & Roebuck in Chicago. The many friends of this young couple all wish them a happy and prosperous future.
- W.H. MAXEY Upset: Last Friday morning, W.H. MAXEY had a very narrow escape from serious injury while attempting to cross the I.C. tracks north of the depot. He was driving one horse to a buggy and an engine was taking water at the north stand pipe and when Mr. MAXEY was within a few feet of the track the engineer pulled the whistle. The horse whirled and upset the buggy. Mr. MAXEY struck on his, but in holding to the lines and trying to stop the animal, he was pulled to the ground face down, and dragged several feet under the vehicle. The horse soon freed itself from the rig leaving it about 20 feet from where the trouble began. He escaped with a slight gash in his forehead, a few bruises about the body and his clothes torn to some extent. The buggy escaped with some minor injuries, but the harness was scattered from the railroad to Mr. MAXEY’s home, where the horse ran before it stopped. Mr. MAXEY had left home with the intention of going to Shelbyville on business but his accident caused him to change his plans about making the trip with the rig and he completed the journey on the train, returning home Monday evening.
- Colts Run Away: Lloyd PARRILL and family of Meacham twp., had a narrow escape from being seriously injured last Sunday evening. They had just returned home from a visit and were driving in the yard when the team of colts they were driving became frightened at the parasol Mrs. PARRILL was carrying. The team jumped to one side of the road throwing Mrs. PARRILL, the little babe she was holding in her arms and son Charles into the hedge fence. They were badly bruised but no bones were broken. Lloyd and the other son remained in the vehicle and were unhurt. The affair looked serious for a short time but all were glad that it was no worse.
June 22, 1911:
- Little Dorothy, only daughter of Grover and Laura CARMAN died at their home in Loogootee, Monday, and the body was brought here and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. John CARMAN where funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday by Rev. J.W. _______.
- Otis CHARLTON and Miss Lina YOUNG, both estimable young people of this city, were married in Alma Sunday evening at 6 o’clock, by Rev. ROSS, pastor of the Christian Church. They will reside in the new home he recently built in this city.
- The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. SCHOOLEY early Sunday morning and left a fine girl.
- Invitations are out announcing the marriage of Miss Clara Belle PARRILL of this city, and Mr. James Monroe GUNTHORP of Chicago, on Wednesday evening, June 28, at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Sarah C. PARRILL.
June 30, 1911:
- Died in St. Louis: A.S. SCHERMERHORN was born in Chattum, New York, 77 years ago, and died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Sarah MOORE in St. Louis, Mo., Saturday, June 24th, 1911 at 10:50 a.m. after a long illness. His father was John W. and Sarah S. SCHERMERHORN, and the deceased was one of 8 children, and only 2 brothers survive him - William of Auburn, Ind., and Charles of Reading, Mich. The Indiana brother is very old and feeble. In 1854 he was united in marriage to Miss Ellen DOTY, and to this union 8 children were born. Mary died when in infancy, and those surviving are A.V. SCHERMERHORN of Ridge Farm, Ill.; Sarah L. MOORE of St. Louis; Chas. SCHERMERHORN of Flora; Luther SCHERMERHORN of Spokane, Wash.; Lemuel SCHERMERHORN of Ride Lawn, Mont.; Callie TYSON of California; and Ellen SQUIERS of Aurora. Mr. SCHERMERHORN settled in Kinmundy many years ago, and remained here till the death of his devoted companion 7 years ago, and since that time he has made his home with his children, spending a great part of his time in Flora. He was held in high esteem by every citizen in Kinmundy and his many friends were sorry to have him remove from our midst a few years ago. He was an excellent business man, and for several years he has been General Agent for the John Hancock Insurance Co., and in his death this company has lost a valuable man. He was your neighbor and to many of our readers a warm personal friend. He was a member of the M.E. Church and the Kinmundy A.F. & A.M. Lodge. He was made a Mason in 1858 and united with the Methodist church when quite young man and remained therein till death. The body arrived in this city Saturday night at 11 o’clock and was conveyed to the home of Mrs. Sarah A. DILLON, where it remained till 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, when the funeral service was conducted by Rev. R.D. WOOLEY. The burial services were conducted by the Masonic Order and interment made in beautiful Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. Mary J. BASS, beloved wife of John M. BASS, residing west of Kinmundy, departed this life Friday evening, June 22, at 6 o’clock aged 64 years, 10 months, and 15 days. Her husband, 7 children, and 1 brother, Joseph HINDMAN of Iuka, mourn the loss of this loved one. Mrs. BASS had been in poor health for a number of years, suffering greatly at times. During her last sickness loved ones were at her bedside administering to her, but death came and released her of her suffering. On Sunday morning at the family residence the funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE in the presence of a large crowd of people, and her body laid to rest in the Eastland Cemetery.
- Samuel D. GRAHAM died at his home in this city on Monday, June 26, 1911, at 5 o’clock p.m., aged 75 years, 2 months, and 6 days. The funeral services were held at the family residence Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock. His daughter, Mrs. Maude HAMPTON, of Indiana, is here to attend the funeral.
- James K. CRAIG, commonly known as "Uncle Jim" died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T.M. SPYKER, June 24, 1911, aged 86 years, 5 months, and 26 days. He was born in Kentucky Dec. 28, 1824, came to Marion county, Ill., at the age of 12 years. His parents were John and Savilla CRAIG. His mother’s maiden name was HANKS, she being a sister of Nancy HANKS, the mother of LINCOLN. Uncle Jim was married Feb. 25, 1847 to Catherine WILKINSON, who was of Scotch descent. To them were born 9 children, 4 of whom are deceased, James, Samuel H., one in infancy, and Sarah A., who was the wife of M.H. SEE. The surviving ones are Benjamin D., Jay H., John E., Elizabeth, the wife of T.M. SPYKER, and Ida, wife of Lemuel KENNEDY. In addition to these he leaves 16 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, his companion having died 20 years ago. He was the last survivor of his father’s family of 14 children and the last one of the early settlers of this vicinity who were about his age. Uncle Jim was a man of marked traits of character. Though his school advantages were meager, he was a close student and was clear and definite in his opinions upon all religious, political and social questions. He was never obtrusive with his opinion or advice, but a careful and safe advisor when advice was needed or desired. He was a man without ostentation and his good influence was not noticed by the multitudes but he was remarkable for his influence upon individual character and few in the community cannot tell of some simple incident in association with him which they cannot forget. This fact was mentioned by all who participated in the funeral service. His religious experience which began in his boyhood was satisfactory and definite, no mistranslation, mystery or severe Biblical criticism annoyed him. His faith in God rose above all these and he was never bothered by a single doubt. His selection of a text for his funeral sermon (Job 27:3-4) indicated his practical disposition in religious matters. His mind was clear to the end and he made all the arrangements for his own funeral. He was uncomplaining, cheerful and full of hope to the last. The funeral occurred at his home church Monday and was largely attended. The sermon by Rev. GARRETT of Odin, was extremely practical. Remarks were made by Revs. SIMERS, HOCKER, and SPYKER, and by W.W. NEIL all whom insisted upon Uncle Jim’s strong influence on individual character. Uncle Jim was loyal to his own church but was full of charity for other denominations. The pall bearers were his sons and grandsons. The music conducted by the MILLICAN and SIMERS families of Omega was of high character.
- Frank HENSLEY was in Chafee, Mo., Tuesday attending the marriage of his brother, Clark.
- W.W. NEIL was in Alma Tuesday preparing for burial the body of the infant of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence DUGAN.
- Dr. Harry CRAIG and wife of West Liberty, arrived in this city to visit the CRAIG and SHEPHERD families.
July 6, 1911:
- Monument Dedicated and the 4th Enjoyed: Tuesday was a big day in Kinmundy - a day that will long be remembered by old and young. The beautiful soldier’s monument was erected on Monday by C.S. HUDDELSON, of Centralia. This is one of the most beautiful and substantial pieces of work of this kind in this part of the state and vote of thanks for his excellent and satisfactory services in its erection. Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock the Golden Band opened the program of the day with a concert on the public square and at 10 o’clock the line of march was formed and the large crowd went to Evergreen Cemetery, where the newly erected soldier’s monument was unveiled and dedicated by the members of the G.A.R. and the Ladies of the G.A.R. in conformity with their rituals in a very sacred and impressive manner. This was and should have been a proud occasion to every member of these two orders and every other liberty loving citizen. It was by the untiring efforts of this little squad of ladies that this monument was placed in beautiful Evergreen cemetery. Expressions of praises for this organization cannot be over done, and we wish to assure them their work is appreciated. After the dedication was completed the assemblage returned to the park when adjournment was made for dinner. For about an hour at this time on the program the majority of the minds were thinking on about the same lines of thought - fried chicken - well it isn’t necessary to mention any more at the high cost of living, but the cost is an after thought to such an occasion. The Golden Band opened the afternoon program by giving several of their choice selections and after the invocation by Rev. RITCHEY, Mayor MENDENHALL delivered the following address of welcome. Ladies and Gentlemen: As mayor of Kinmundy, it is my very pleasant duty to welcome the homecomers and visitors to our city on this Independence Day. We are delighted to have you with us and trust that the day will be enjoyed by all and when you return to our homes you will have a good word to say for our little city. The various committees have arranged a program for a Safe, Sane, and Sober 4th, and if you enjoy the day, as much as we enjoy having you amongst us, all will be well. Now, as an old soldier, and not as mayor, I wish to extend to the Ladies of the G.A.R. and the various committees, my sincere thanks and gratitude for their efforts in erecting the beautiful Soldiers’ Memorial in our cemetery. It is a fitting time for such a memorial, as it marks 50 years before we again have any trouble; may our enemies always be foreign and find all good men of the north and south, east and west, standing together to preserve this - Our Home. "Is there a man with a soul so dead; Who never to himself hath said; This is my own, my native land." I will not take up your time further, as we have with us today able speakers who have honored us with their presence. Again I welcome you; thrice welcome to Kinmundy. The Declaration of Independence was read by Pauline BAGOTT, after which a male quartet favored the audience with "Illinois." For an hour or mate the crowd listened attentively to the able and eloquent address of Hon. F.M. SHONKWILER, of Monticello. The mercury in the shad registered around the hundred mark but the heat did not effect the eloquence or earnestness of speakers. The time from the signing of the Delcartion of Independence up to the present day was well outlined thoroughly along educational and progressive lines. This address was certainly a masterpiece, and the line of thought was entirely foreign from the ordinary 4th of July oratory. Judge SHONKWILER is one of the meat able men ever on the public platform in Kinmundy. After the rendition of "Boys of the Old Brigade" by the M.E. Church choir, short and appropriate talks were delivered by Hon. Benson WOODS, of Effingham, and Dr. R.D. WOODLEY of this city. The band then entertained the crowd with some more of their excellent music and the crowd scattered til after supper when everybody enjoyed an elegant display of fireworks. The celebration and dedication was in every way a success. The finances were ample, the crowd large, and orderly, and the program good, the heat - well it was awful, but nevertheless everyone enjoyed the day.
- Convict Wounded Four - James GEER, an ex-convict of Chester, employed by J. Mack TANNER of Louisville, created quite an excitement at that place last Friday by shooting into a crowd of Louisville citizens and wounding four. GEER wrote a note to the "hello" girl at the telephone office asking permission to call on her, and her employer took GEER to talk about it and threatened to have him arrested if he did not quit bothering the girl. This angered GEER and he armed himself with a shotgun and a revolver and started out to kill the girl and her employer. A crowd soon assembled to catch the man, but he shot and wounded four, including J. Mack TANNER, deputy sheriff COGSWELL, Dr. SEELY and another citizen and then escaped to the Wabash bottoms where he remained in hiding till Sunday. He then sent word to the officers that he would surrender if they would not put him in jail. The terms were accepted and he was guarded at the TANNER home till taken to Chester to finish his sentence.
- A Farm Barn Burned: About half past 3 o’clock Monday morning the barn on the farm of Ira C. MORRIS burned. Fortunately all his horses and other stock were in the pasture and escaped unhurt, but all the contents of the barn and adjoining sheds including hay, corn, oats, harness, wagons, buggy, surrey, and farm machinery were destroyed. The fire was discovered by Dan DOOLEN, who lives about a mile away and he went to the barn and got a horse and hastened to the fire and upon his arrival he found Mr. MORRIS and family all asleep. By this time it was impossible to save any of the contents and all they could do was to look at the ruins. The property and contents were partially insured. The cause of the fire is unknown. The fire occurring at this hour of the night might be ample grounds to suspicion that some one had applied the match to start the blaze, but on the other hand who could it be, as Mr. MORRIS does not possess a known enemy, and everybody that would stoop to such a deed would certainly be an enemy. Such fires can originate in many ways and often they are started by mice gnawing the heads of matches, and the cause of this fire will probably never be known.
- A June Wedding: A pretty home wedding occurred at the home of Mrs. Sarah C. PARRILL, in this city last Wednesday evening, the bride being her daughter, Miss Clara, and the groom Mr. James GUNTHORP, of Austin, Ill. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A.M. WHITE, of the Austin M.E. Church and the wedding march played by Mrs. James W. BLAKESLEE. After the ceremony and congratulations the guests were entertained for a time by vocal and instrumental music by Miss Lillian PARRILL, Mrs. GRISSOM and Miss BLAKESLEE. At 9 o’clock an elegant 2 course luncheon was served and in this part of the program each one present played a part. The bride was daintily attired in a beautiful dress of white embroidered ___boile. The groom wore the conventional black. This couple received many handsome and useful presents consisting of cut glass, silverware, fancy china, and table linen. Mr. and Mrs. GUNTHROP remained in this city till Saturday morning when they left for Muncie, Ind., where they will spend a few days before going to Austin, where they will reside, and where he is employed in the postoffice as distributing clerk. The best wishes of all follow them to their new home.
- Miss Fannie K. EAGAN and Miss Evelyn KILLIE went to Charleston yesterday morning to attend the summer term of the Eastern Illinois State Normal.
- R.A. GEORGE was badly injured in one of the Centralia mines on Saturday by a falling cage and was first reported here that he was dangerously hurt, but fortunately his injuries were not so bad as was reported and is getting along nicely.
- Rev. Clerm GUMWALT of Carbondale, who is working in the interest of the Anti-Saloon League, lectured at the M.E. Church South last Sunday evening to a big crowd. The lecture was enjoyed by the audience. The speaker is a man of ability and deserves a crowded house in every instance.
July 13, 1911:
- Miss Minnie Belle CARTTER age 17 years, died at the home of her grandfather, Joseph BRIMBERRY, in this city, Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock. The funeral was held this afternoon at 3 o’clock and interment made in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Samuel B. McCLOUD, Jr., a former resident of this city, died at his home in Granite City Saturday night at 11:30 from the result of a fall from a ladder while at work carpentering on June 23d, age 51 years and 10 months. About 8 years ago, Mr. McCLOUD and family moved from this city to Granite City where he had good employment at his trade and since that time they have made that city their home. The body, accompanied by the widow, 6 children, and a delegation from the Carpenters Union, arrived in this city Monday night at 11 o’clock and was taken to the Nelms Undertaking rooms where it remained till 10 a.m. Tuesday when it was conveyed to Evergreen Cemetery for burial, the services being conducted by Rev. J.W. RITCHEY. Mr. McCLOUD realized for several days before he died that he could not recover and he made all the arrangements for his burial, selecting his own pall bearers and requesting that he be brought back to Kinmundy to be buried. His every wish was complied with, and during his illness he was attended by the best physicians and specialists in St. Louis and none of them were able to save his life. From the information obtained it seems the spinal column was broken in the fourth vertebrae when he met with the accident, and since that time his body from the neck down has been lifeless. The sorrowing widow and children have the sympathy of all.
- Mrs. Samuel TELFORD: Mrs. Samuel TELFORD, who moved from Kell to this city a few days ago, and has been seriously ill at the home of her brother, L.C. MATTHEWS died Tuesday evening at 9:40, age 73 years. The funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the Christian Church and interment made in the Salem cemetery.
- Samuel D. GRAHAM of the city of Kinmundy, Illinois was born in Rush Co., Ind., April 20, 1836, and died at his late home in this city June 26, 1911, at 5 p.m., aged 75 years, 2 months and 6 months. He was afflicted more or less for several years, yet he bore his afflictions with great patience. He was united in marriage to Rhoda PRIKARD of Liberty, Union Co., Ind. Nov. 6, 18___. To this union were born four children, two sons and two daughters, of whom one son and one daughter preceded him to the spirit world beyond. He was a consistent believer in the Old School Baptist doctrine to which church he was united at Xenia about 25 years ago. This doctrine of this his choosing was handed down from his ancestors for several generations. He leaves a wife and 2 children, William H., of Popular Bluff, Mo., and Kate L. GRAHAM HAMILTON, of Milford, Ind., to mourn their loss. He was a devoted husband and father and a neighbor of many good traits. His wife, children, relatives and neighbors did all that kind hands and loving hearts could do to make his stay comfortable but at last he went home the Savior.
- Dr. J.D. CAMERER was in Chrisman Monday attending the 87th birthday anniversary of his father.
- The Free Piano Arrived! See it at the store and tell us what you think about it! How to secure this $350 Piano Free. Cut out the coupon at the bottom of this advertisement, fill it in properly, mail or bring it to our store. Then buy your goods at our store, get your friends to buy and have your friends get their friends to buy. Collect all their certificates and place them to your own credit in our ballot boxes. With your friends’ help you can secure several hundred dollars’ worth of certificates every week. The piano will be given to the one securing the greatest number of certificates between now and Dec. 24, 1911. Our Prices will Remain as Low as Ever. Remember: It will not cost you one penny more to trade with us. Our prices stay just as low - besides, we offer many special bargains. Our goods will still be of thoroughly reliable quality and our styples and patterns all modern and at the height of fashion. Do you trading at our stores. Nomination Coupon: C.B. ROHRBOUGH, Kinmundy, I wish to nominate as a candidate in your piano contest ___________________. I understand this is merely a nomination, not a vote, and does not oblige me in any way. Name: _______________; Date: ________ Address:_________. Cut out the coupon, sign name and bring to our store. C.B. ROHRBOUGH, L.C. ROHRBOUGH & Co.
July 20, 1911:
- John Curry is arranging to open a new barber shop in the Lemp Brewing Building formerly occupied by Snelling’s Restaurant.
- NELMS-DENNIS: Last Monday evening our citizens were much surprised when the announcement of the marriage of Mr. John H. NELMS and Mrs. Allie DENNIS was made. This couple started for a drive about 8 o’clock and after a short time, the horse was hitched near the M.E. Church and the occupants of the vehicle appeared at the parsonage and the ceremony was pronounced by Rev. R.D. WOODLEY, the only witnesses being the members of the WOODLEY family. After the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. NELMS drown around for awhile and then Mr. NELMS left his bride at the H.F. DENNIS restaurant while he went home to put away his horse. By the time he returned about 100 persons had assembled in the street in front of the restaurant and the reception they received was certainly a loud one. After a sufficient amount of "bell" and "tin pan" music, the crowd was invited inside and all enjoyed a "treat" on the newly wedded couple. On Tuesday night about 40 or 50 of their friends and neighbors invaded the NELMS home and gave them a surprise, the intruders presenting them a beautiful cut glass salad bowl. After an enjoyable season of music the visitors were taken to the DENNIS restaurant and refreshments served. Mr. and Mrs. NELMS are both life long citizens of this city, he having been successfully engaged in the furniture and undertaking business for a number of years, while Mrs. N. conducted a millinery store, which business she will now dispose of. Their many friends join in wishing them many long and happy years of wedded life.
- EAGAN-ALLEN: On last Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the home of the bride occurred the wedding of Mr. Wm. EAGAN and Mrs. Belle ALLEN, Rev. W.J. SIMER performing the ceremony in the presence of her immediate family, J.S. BOUGHERS and family; Mrs. Roy SIMER and family of St. Louis; Mrs. W.J. SIMER and 2 sons of Omega; Miss Edna COX of Oblong and Miss Jessie ALLEN of this city. On Monday evening a reception was given at the home to a large number of guests. The evening was pleasantly spent; delicious refreshments were served. They received some beautiful and useful presents.
- Mrs. Rachel KNISELEY, residing at Omega, celebrated her 78th birthday anniversary last Saturday at her old home place, now owned by her son, William KNISELEY, with a splendid dinner given in honor of the long and useful life of this one of the old settlers. There were 72 guests present, including relatives, friends, and neighbors, some of whom were her friends and associates in her youth. One large table was occupied by the oldest ones in attendance.
July 27, 1911:
- PROCTOR-LANGSFORD: Last Saturday evening at 8 o’clock R.A. WILLIAMS performed his marriage ceremony. The groom was Mr. Richard T. PROCTOR of Buffalo, N.Y., the bride being Mrs. Cora LANGSFORD, formerly of this city. The couple visited here until Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. SIMMONS, when they departed for Terre Haute where they expect to reside.
- Family Reunion: At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Al PACK there were gathered together recently, as many as possible of the members of the Sol SMITH family for a family reunion and the celebration of Mr. Willis SMITH’s birthday; and to say that they had a joyful time would be putting it mildly, regardless of the extreme heat. These reunions are yearly occurrences and are looked forward to with great anticipation by the remaining members of the family. The following members of the family were in attendance: Mrs. Amanda EASTMAN, Tonkawa, Chas. SMITH and wife, Enid; Miss Alpha SMITH, Wataga, Okla.; Mrs. Mary SLATER, Peculiar; Wilis SMITH and 2 daughters, Kansas City, Missouri; Sol PACK, wife and 3 children of Cambridge, Carkalow, wife and son, Burden; Manser PACK, wife and son, Dexter; W. STORMS, wife and son of Cambridge; John BOLTON and wife, Eaton; Mrs. Ed FITZGERALD and son, Burden, Kan. - Burden, Kansas Eagle. Solomon SMITH is known by some of the older citizens here, being at one time a resident of Meacham twp. He is the father of Mrs. Jas. COCKRELL of this city.
- One Half Century Old: On last Wednesday morning July 19 at about 10 o’clock friends and relatives gathered at the home of Henry STOCK, four miles south of this city and gave him a pleasant surprise, the occasion being his 50th birthday anniversary. As the party neared the place, they found him at work in the hay field and they drove out to where he was and ask him to come to the house and celebrate his birthday. All then drove to the house where a delightful table was spread with every good thing to eat to which all did justice. Those present were his brother, A. STOCK and son, Otto, of Farina; Mrs. Martin BOCKELMAN of Springfield; Mrs. Frank KLEISS of Pesotum; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. KLEISS of Camargo; Chas. SHUFELDT and wife; Martin METZGER and family, Chas. METZGER, Mrs. Chas. BUSWELL and family, Fred KLEISS and wife, Mrs. J.J. HUBERT, Mrs. Barbara METZGER, H. STOCK and family. The afternoon was spent pleasantly with music, dancing, and many old time amusements, when all departed for their homes wishing Mr. STOCK many more such pleasant birthdays.
August 3, 1911:
- Death of Mrs. SWAN: Mrs. Sarah Louise SWAN, one of Fairfield’s oldest citizens, died Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.C. SIBLEY in this city. Mrs. SWAN has been very feeble for some time and her death was not unexpected. The funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the residence of H.F. SIBLEY by Rev. Nathaniel CROW and the body was interred in the City Cemetery. The life and character of Mrs. SWAN was such as to endear her to everyone with whom she came in contact during her long and useful life, and death leaves a sad vacancy in the hearts of her loved ones and many friends. - Wayne County Record, Fairfield, July 20.
- Wm. F. HARVEY and family have moved from New Berlin, Ill., to this city and will occupy the Mrs. BUNDY property in the east part of town. They will reside in town till spring when they expect to move to a farm.
- A large barn on the W.C. LOWE farm, about 8 miles west of this city, occupied by Floyd HANNA, was struck by lightening and burned Tuesday evening. The barn contained 400 bushels of wheat that belonged to Chas. SOUTEER. Other things were burned including almost a new buggy. All the livestock was saved.
- Misses Elizabeth SWIFT and Clem WHITTENBERG and Mrs. Fannie K. EAGAN returned home Friday evening from Charleston where they had been attending Eastern Illinois State Normal.
August 10, 1911:
- John SHEPARD Dead: John SHEPARD, one of the substantial and esteemed farmers residing this city, died Sunday evening at four o’clock of paralysis. For some weeks past, he has been ailing and on Monday he was in Kinmundy and procured medicine of Dr. SMITH. He was up and down from that time till the day he died. On Sunday, he was stricken with paralysis and lived about 3 hours, never regaining consciousness, after the stroke. Dr. SMITH was immediately summoned who remained with him till he died, but the afflicted man had reached the place where medical skill could do nothing, and death was the only relief. John SHEPARD was born near York, England, Nov. 15, 1837. He came to Canada when 14 years of age and later to Illinois. He was married to Rebecca HULL Dec. 1, 1864, and settled on the farm where they were living when the summons came that dissolved his earthly home. To this union 5 children were born, the only son preceding the father to the great beyond 26 years ago this month. He was converted and joined the Methodist Church when a young man and lived a quiet unpretentious life. He was kind and sincere, strictly attending to his own affairs. He will be sadly missed by his companion and children. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, four daughters, four grandchildren, one brother, and other relatives and friends. The funeral services were conducted at the home on Tuesday Aug. 8, at ten a.m. by Rev. A.D. HOCKER, of the M.E. Church South, and the body laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery. Those present from a distance at the funeral were Jas. SHEPARD and wife, Geo. SHEPARD, Mrs. Jas. MOODY of Altamont, Ed FORD and family of Alma, Dr. and Mrs. H.F. CRAIG of West Liberty.
- Sheriff BROWNING has Wild Chase: Sheriff BROWNING, Deputy Ed LeDOUX, and County Clerk Geo. A. BROWN had a fast ride Monday morning and overhauled their man at Smithsboro after he had been taken in charge by the officers there, and brought him back to Vandalia, arriving here at one o’clock. This man was Forest BASS, son of J. H. BASS of Kinmundy. The young man was about as crazy as they get and had to be held here until the sheriff of Marion county came up on the evening train for him. He had somewhat of a wild ride himself. Leaving his home Saturday afternoon with his cousin’s horse and buggy he ran it nearly all the way to the home of his father-in-law, Dick McWHIRTER, six miles northeast of Vera, a distance of 35 miles. He arrived here at 9 o’clock Saturday night and was kept there all night and Sunday. Monday morning McWHIRTER got him into the buggy and started to Vandalia with him on the pretext that he would accompany him home. He intended to have him taken charge of here, but the young man refused to come into town but took the lines and told McWHIRTER that he was going home the other way. The latter got out and BASS started on another wild ride. Giving the whip to his horse, he went down the Carlyle road as hard as the horse could go. McWHIRTER telephoned the sheriff and he telephoned first to the WESCOTT Store but he had passed there. They then telephoned to the Pittsburg store, which is 12 miles from Vandalia and he had just passed there. The sheriff then called the Walker garage and with his deputy and county clerk, George A. BROWN, started in pursuit. The people all along the route had seen BASS pass as most of the time he was standing up in the buggy whipping the pony. When he got to Smithsboro the pony was so near exhausted that he was easily captured, and BASS was tied up until the Vandalia officers arrived for him. BASS, until a short time ago, was for two years employed by the Union Dairy Company in St. Louis. He had something like 500 customers whom he delivered milk and his work was very hard. His father, who followed him here, said that he was capable and free from any bad habits, and thinks overwork caused his mind to become deranged. Sheriff BROWNING kept him subdued all afternoon by going with him up and down the street in an effort to find his horse, until she was taken away on the evening train by the Marion county official. - Vandalia Union.
- Nominated: The following is the list of candidates nominated in the ROHRBOUGH Piano Contest up to this time. Other nominations can be made at any time. The list of contestants and the number of votes received by each will be published from time to time as the Contest progresses. If you have a favorite you wish to enter the Contest place her in nomination. Names of Candidates: Mary CONANT, Christian Church, Ethel HANKS, Estella MORGAN, M.E. Church South; Mrs. W.S. PRUETT; Lauretta SCOTT; Ruth SPYKER; Myrtle HILL; Catholic Church; Alta BAGOTT; Iva CORNELL; Eva SEE; Hazel GARRETT; Ruby HULTS; Agnes CRAIG; Hazel SHUFELDT; Pearl McCARTAN; Edith SEE; Alice METZGER; Anna KOLB; Rochelle BROWN; Martha ROBB; Ora McCULLEY; Nita JACKSON; Cora BARBEE.
- Word has been received here from the superintendent of the hospital at Anna stating that the condition of W.M. CLOW, an inmate from this city, is very serious and cannot live but a few days.
- Died: A message was received here before noon Wednesday announcing the death of Wm. CLOW at Anna. W.W. NEIL left on the midnight train to prepare the body for burial. The body will be brought to Alma.
- Last Wednesday, the Sunday School of the M.E. Church South held a most enjoyable picnic at the Schneider Springs. Two hay frames carried the younger portion of the school while the older members went in private conveyances. The day was pleasant, the entire company in the most genial of moods, the repast bountiful and not a youngster met with an accident. These elements combined to make the event one long to be cherished by those who were present. Rev. Walter WRIGHT of Xenia, Rev. Joseph LANE of Pana, and Rev. John GARRETT of Odin were in attendance.
- Ed HERRICK and family departed last Thursday (overland) for Arkansas where they expect to make their future home.
- Annual Family Reunion: The PARRILL families assembled in the Seventh annual Reunion, Thurs. Aug. 3, 1911, in Hobart PARRILL’s Park in Meacham twp. The day was perfect and 85 relatives and friends left the scenes of business, forgot all cares, and hied themselves to this beautiful park for a day of pleasure. After a social hour in which greetings were exchanged and friendships renewed, this happy company sat down to a table which all but groaned under its weight of delicious viands. When about 2 hours had been spent at the table eating, talking, laughing, and exchanging jokes, a short business session was called in which A.J. PARRILL was elected president: Mrs. E.F. HOLT, Vice President; and Evangeline PARRILL, Secretary. As the sun was fast sinking in the west, and the tall trees were casting their long showdowns, this happy family separated to meet again in 1912.
August 17, 1911:
- Good Woman Called: After an illness covering a period of 2 years, during the past five months of which she suffered untold pain, Mrs. Wm. WINTER passed to the great beyond on Wednesday morning, July 26, 1911. Funeral services were conducted at 12:30 Thursday afternoon from the family residence by Rev. A. R. BROWN, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and interment made in the Newman Cem. southwest of Altamont. Mary F. RIDDLE was born in Effingham county on Jan. 16, 1846, her earthly pilgrimage being 65 years, 6 months and 10 days. She was given in marriage to Wm. WINTER on the 11th day of September, 1886. For a number of years, Mr. and Mrs. WINTER resided on a farm southeast of this city moving to this place about 10 years ago. Mrs. WINTER was a kind and affectionate wife and neighbor and possessed those qualitites that mark the Christian woman. The entire community join in extending sympathy to the bereaved husband. - Altamont News. (Mrs. WINTER was well known in this community by the older citizens, she having resided here in the 70's and 80's.)
- Mrs. H.F. CRAIG returned to her home in West Liberty Saturday spending a few days here with her mother, Mrs. John SHEPARD.
- A fine boy was born to Henry LUX and wife one day recently.
- Jay CRAIG returned home Monday night from St. Louis where he spent a week in care of a specialist, who decided that Mr. CRAIG’s affliction was cancer of the stomach. He expects to return to St. Louis today accompanied by his son, Dr. H.F. CRAIG, of West Liberty, to undergo a surgical operation.
- C.B. ROHRBOUGH, wife, daughter Ruth, and Miss Ruth WATSON drove to Salem Sunday evening to hear Wm. J. BRYAN lecture in the M.E. Church.
- L.C. MATTHEWS and wife were in Salem Sunday attending the funeral of her uncle, David LYDICK, who died in St. Louis. Mr. LYDICK was formerly a businessman of Salem, and was quite well known in this part of the county.
- An ice cream supper will be held at Shanghai on Saturday night Aug. 26. Everybody invited to attend.
August 24, 1911:
- The 19th inst the members of the 6 Gs and their male friends enjoyed their annual picnic at the I.C. lake in the afternoon and evening. The time was very pleasantly spent in boating, croquet, swinging, eating, etc. The eating portion was greatly enjoyed by the gentlemen present. Several invited guests were in attendance. The Gs always furnish plenty of entertainment on such occasions and every minute is occupied.
- The large well located in the public square was cleaned and the pump put in good repair this week. This well was dug over 40 years ago and this is the first time, according to the old settlers, that it was ever cleaned. The well is about 22 feet deep and when work was commenced Monday morning, it contained 13 feet of water, and a gasoline engine was used in the pumping. It is dug in solid rock for about 6 feet and it was never known to go dry.
- Advertisement: New Feed Store! I have opened a new Feed Store in the A.M. ALLEN Building, opposite L.C. MATTHEW’s office, and have on hand a full line of Feed of all kinds including Bran, Ship Stuff and Cracked Corn. Feed delivered to any part of the city. Geo. W. WHITE.
- Advertisement: Wednesday, Aug. 30, is the opening day of our new Candy Kitchen in the Brenner Brick Building and we will have a full line of Home-Made Candies. We make all our own Candy and you will always find it fresh and delicious. Come once and you’ll come again. New Candy Kitchen.
- Advertisement: Charles TOOKER is one of the best known harness makers in Southern Illinois and his experience is over 30 years certainly gives him a thorough knowledge of the business. This experienced man is now employed in our shop and we are prepared to furnish all kinds of Hand-Made Harness and Harness Repairing. For anything in the harness line come to us and get satisfaction. H.A. BROWN.
- Kinmundy Mutual Telephone Exchange (DFM note: the number of rings and number of phone was also listed, but these numbers were unreadable on some): ALLEN, A.M.; ALLEN, Anna; ALLEN, W.H.; ABBOT, Daniel; ARNOLD, J.T.; ANGLIN, Ed; BANK, Warren; Bank, First National; BARGH, Ed; BASS, Jno.; BABCOCK, Mrs. M.A.; BEAVER, D.C.; BROWN, H.A.; BROWN, H.A.; BROWN, Willard; BRYAN, J.M.; BOUGHERS, Jas.; BOUSMAN, Wm.; BOCOCK, A.J.; B & L Office; CAMERER, Dr. J.D.; CAMERER, Dr. J.D. office; CONANT, W.S.; CONANT, Ayres; COCKRELL, Jas.; COX, J.O. Restaurant; DENNIS Restaurant; DAVIS, J.L.; Depot, C & E I; Depot, I C; DILLON, Anna; DONOVAN, J.F.; DOWNS, Mel; EAGAN, John; EAGAN, Del; EAGAN, Wm.; ELDER, Geo.; FIELDS, Geo.; FISHER, Mrs. E.V.; FORSHEE, Dr. E.G.; FRENCH, C.B.; Garage; GRAHAM, Mrs. S.D.; GRAY, W.H.; GRAY, Robert; GRAVES, Mrs. Roy; GRISSOM, F.O.; GRAMLEY, M.P.; HOWELL, Frank; HARRIS, Wes; HASELDEN, D.R.; HAMMERS, E.; HAMMERS, Dolph; HERRICK, Floyd; HERRICK, Mrs. Hiram; HEICHER, Carl; HENSLEY, E.R.; HENSLEY store; HILLER, Mrs. C.J.; HITE, Sister; HULTS, W.T.; HOWE, Wm.; HOCKER, Rev. A.D.; HUGGINS, E.C.; HUGGINS, E.C. office; INGRAM, I.D.; INGRAM, R.L.; INGRAM, W.C.; JERNIGAN, Mrs. M.; JACKSON, J.H. & Son store; Kinmundy Milling Co.; Kinmundy Express; KILLIE F.W. store; LACEY, L.J.; LASWELL, Dr. J.L.; LASWELL, Dr. J.L. office; LEE, J.C.; LOWE, W.W.; LOWE, W.W. store; LOYD, W.B.; LOYD, W.B. office; LOVELL, Mrs. M.J., Lumber Yard; MATTHEWS, L.C.; MENDENHALL, E.G.; MENDENHALL, E.G. office; McBRYDE, R.P.; McCLURE, H.A.; McGEE, Geo.; McGUIRE, P.G.; MILLER, Dr. Hugo; MILLER, Dr. Hugo office; Midway Hotel; MINER, H.E.; MINER, H.E. store; MILLICAN, Mrs. M.; MOTCH, John; NELSON, Jacob; NELSON, Jacob store; NEWELL, Geo.; NELMS, J.H.; NELMS, J.H. store; NELMS, Frank store; NEAVILLS, Mrs. Lavina; NIRIDER, G.M.; NIRIDER, F.J.; NIRIDER, F.J. store; NIX, Rev. W.T.; NEIL, W.W.; NEIL, W.W. store; NEIL, Chas.; PRUETT, F.A.; PRUETT, Chas.; PRUETT, W.S.; PRUETT & Sons; PRUDEN, Isaac; PLUE, Webster; PORTER, Mrs. R.F.; PORTER, A.G. barn; PERRINE, H.E.; PERRINE, H.E. barber shop; PERRY, Frank; PHILLIPS, Ben; PHILLIPS, Thos.; PRICKETT, Mary A.; RITCHEY, Rev. J.W.; ROWAN, Robt.; ROHRBOUGH, C.B.; ROHRBOUGH, C.B. Grocery; ROHRBOUGH, C.B. Dry Goods; ROHRBOUGH, Mrs. A.M.; ROSS, Wm. B. bakery; ROSS, W.B.; ROBNETT, Noah; RUTHERFORD, Geo. W.; ROBB, F.M.; ROTAN, J.M.; ROTAN, L.M.; ROTAN, B.J.; SONGER, Dr. F.S.; SONGER, Dr. F.S. office; SONGER, A.W.; SONGER, M.A.; SONGER & Brown; SMITH, Dr. W.O.; SMITH, T.M.; SMITH, T.M. office; SCOTT, J.W.; SPENCER, Wm.; SPENCER, Marshal; SNELLING, G.W.; SCHOOLEY, Clarence; SCHOOLEY, J.I.; SHAEFER, Marion; SHRIVER, W.H.; Studio; Tower, Kinmundy; TOMLINSON, G.P.; TOMLINSON, G.P. store; Tavern, Dad’s; WARREN, H.L.; WAGONER, Thos.; WEST, H.T.; WEST, C.H.; WHITE, G.W.; WOODLEY, Rev. R.D.; WORMLEY, E.; WAINSCOTT, Isaac; WOLFE, Ellis; WHITSON, J.P.; WITWER, R.W.; WITWER, R.W. office; YOUNKIN, Nora; ZIMMER, P.Q.; ZINDLE, Herman.
August 31, 1911:
- Drs. J.D. CAMERER and F.S. SONGER went to Effingham Monday and assisted in the surgical operation upon Mrs. Harley HILL of this city.
- Deputy Sheriff BEASLEY of Salem was in our city Friday looking for one of our citizens who is wanted for violating the new law by drinking whiskey on board a passenger train. The party wanted was not in town.
- Miss Evangeline PARRILL left Monday morning for Havana where she will teach in the public school the coming year.
- The old fruit evaporator is undergoing repairs and will be ready for operation in a few days. This plant will enable the fruit growers in this vicinity to market their apples at a good price that would otherwise be wasted. Thousands of bushels of the early varieties have been destroyed for want of a market.
- Rev. A.D. HOCKER was called to Moccasin last Tuesday to officiate at the funeral services of Joseph A. SYFERT, one of the pioneer residents of Effingham county. Mr. SYFERT was an honored citizen and especially prominent in Southern Methodism.
- Salem Citizens were surprised Friday evening to hear that Miss Fay WILLIAMS and Ardery PHELPS were married in the M.E. church by Rev. DEE at 3 p.m. The young folks kept it a secret not even telling the home folks until after the ceremony. The bride is the niece of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. WILLIAMS and resides with them. She is a very popular young lady, having taken third prize in the last contest held by the Centralia Democrat. Ardery is a nephew of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. ARDERY and well known to all our citizens. They will take a trip to Niagara Falls and New York City, after which they will return to Salem, where the groom has a beautiful home for his bride. - Monday’s Centralia Democrat.
Sept. 7, 1911:
- NICHOLS - IRVIN: Mr. Ankney D. NICHOLS of this city and Miss Edith Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. IRVIN, of Patoka were married last Wednesday evening, Sept. 6, 1911 at 7 o’clock, at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. John CHANCE, near Patoka. A reception will be given this young couple today (Thursday) at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John NICHOLS and a large number of friends and relatives of the couple will be in attendance. Friday, Mr. and Mrs. NICHOLS, accompanied by Glen QUAYLE and Miss Lela IRVIN will depart on an automobile and will visit relatives in Centralia, Carlyle, Keysport, Highland and Decatur before coming to this city. They expect to occupy the W. REYNOLDS property on the north of town just vacated by H.E. _______. Mr. NICHOLS has been located in this city the past two years in the auto business and during that time has made hosts of warm friends. The bride is well known in this city and is highly respected and esteemed by her friends here and at her home town where she is quite popular. Our citizens welcome them as residents to our city.
- BUNDY-HEYDUCK: On Tuesday evening, Sept. 5, 1911, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.L. BUNDY, six miles northwest of this city, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Beulah, to Mr. Ellis S. HEYDUCK of Centralia. Promptly at seven o’clock the bridal couple entered the parlor, which was filled with invited guests, where a beautiful and impressive ceremony was pronounced by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE. After congratulations a bountiful repast was served which was greatly enjoyed by all present. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BUNDY, and is a very estimable young lady. The groom is a genial and industrious young man and is employed by the I.C.R.R. Co. at Centralia, for which place they left yesterday morning to make their home. Their wedding occurred on the 25th wedding anniversary of her parents. They were the recipients of many beautiful and useful presents.
- Two Break Jail: Last Friday morning two prisoners escaped from the county jail at Salem. The jail contained 17 prisoners and only 2 escaped although the delivery was not discovered for an hour after the two men had made their getaway. The two who escaped were W.C. WYATT, charged with grand larceny, and Walter HILL, colored, charged with burglary. The St. Elmo blood hounds were summoned and hastened to the scene at break neck speed in an auto, but the dogs accomplished little if anything. Is it possible that our county jail is in such a dilapidated condition that prisoners can sit inside and kick or pick brick out of the wall and escape? Just about as well bring the prisoners to Kinmundy and put them in our calaboose.
- Kinmundy Seed Exported: L.B. KEITH of the Louisville Seed Co., of Louisville, Ky., was in this city Tuesday and purchased of our local seed merchant, L.C. MATTHEWS, a car of Red Top Seed that will be sent direct to Germany via Baltimore. This surely speaks well for the quality of Kinmundy seed and Mr. MATTHEW’s ability to clean it. He has been adding improved machinery to his plant until he has the best equipped seed plant in this part of the country and makes a ready market that otherwise growers would not have.
- Mrs. Harry CRAIG of West Liberty spent Sunday here with relatives. She was enroute from St. Louis where she had been to visit Jay CRAIG, who is there in the hospital. She reports him doing nicely.
- Dr. MILLER of Indianapolis has been in this city the past week removing a cancer from the face of L.C. MATTHEWS, who has been afflicted several years.
- Last Friday afternoon, Mrs. Seymore FRENCH, of Wyoming, who is visiting in Foster twp., drove up to the home of W.H. McADOO and uncovered her 3 months old babe and found that it was dead. The funeral services were from the home of her sister, Miss Sallie MORGAN, Sunday morning conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE and interment made in Sandy Branch Cemetery. It was quite a shock to the mother and especially sad for when visiting here 3 years ago, she lost a little girl.
- Dr. CAMERER reports the arrival of a fine new boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. BROOM, in Alma, Monday morning. Mrs. B. was formerly Miss Nellie SCHERMERHORN.
- H.E. PERRINE went to Newton last Thursday and traded his barber shop in that city. He loaded his car of household goods Tuesday to be shipped to his new home. Mr. PERRINE and family have hosts of warm friends in this city and their decision to leave was a great surprise to everybody.
- Shanghai News: The people in and around Shanghai have the lumber on the ground for a church, Cumberland and M.E. South, and will stand 1/4 mile south of Shanghai school house. The framing was commenced Monday.
- Shanghai News: Eugene FORD and family were the guests of Fred and Miss Kate TSCHUDI Sunday.
Sept. 14, 1911:
- Aged Lady Killed by Engine: Last Friday evening, Mrs. Lou CUMMINS of Kell was killed by a C. & E.I. switch engine in that village while attempting to cross the railroad track. There is quite a hill on the south side of Kell for north bound trains to climb and it is necessary to use a switch engine to help the freights over this hill. As the trains enter Kell, the switch engine is cut off and will run ahead so the loaded train can pass. On the afternoon of the accident this extra engine had been cut off and was traveling a good rate of speed approaching the crossing as the aged lady and a little four year old granddaughter started to cross the track. Mrs. CUMMINS saw that she was going to be caught and she pushed the little girl out of the way and the engine struck her in the side throwing her about 15 feet, breaking her neck, crushing several ribs, and otherwise bruising her body. The switch engine stopped almost instantly, also the freight train and some of the railroad men were the first to reach the unfortunate lady. She breathed about 30 minutes after being struck, but never spoke a word. She was taken to her home and the Coroner at Centralia notified and an inquest was held on Saturday. The funeral services were held at Dix, her old home, on Sunday at 11 o’clock and the church would not hold half of the relatives, neighbors and friends in attendance. Those from this city in attendance were her sister, Mrs. Mattie MILLICAN, D.R. HASELDEN and wife, Mrs. J.A. HOLT, and Miss Jennie DAVIS. The deceased was 72 years of age, and was quite well known in this city as she often visited Mrs. MILLICAN.
- LOVELL-McCULLEY: On Wednesday afternoon September 6th, 1911, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas V. LOVELL, 1534 Michigan Ave., South Bend, Ind., occurred the marriage of their son, Mr. Lloyd V. LOVELL, and Miss Ora McCULLEY, both of Kinmundy, the Rev. HENRY, pastor of the First Church of Christ, officiating. The bride and groom are both highly respected young people of this city, and their marriage was quite a surprise kept except to their most intimate friends. They expect to make their home in South Bend, where Mr. LOVELL has a good position. The best wishes of their Kinmundy friends follow them to their new home. Those from Kinmundy to attend the wedding were Fay LOVELL, a brother of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. Mark SWIFT, the latter being a sister of the bride.
- They Didn’t Know It: On Wednesday of last week Rev. and Mrs. R.D. WOODLEY were married 25 years. The Ladies of the M.E. Church served supper in the basement of the church on that evening and after the supper hour was over everybody was invited into the church for a social hour, everyone but Mr. and Mrs. WOODLEY knowing the purpose of the meeting. After some special music by the choir, Rev. J.B. CUMMINS of Effingham, addressed the crowd and told the object of the meeting. Before he closed his remarks, he presented Mr. and Mrs. WOODLEY with $25 as a small token from the membership and friends present.
- Enlisted 50 Years Ago: Just 50 years ago last Thursday, Sept. 7, Mayor E.G. MENDENHALL enlisted with 5th Ohio Calvary, Co. K, at Cincinnati to fight for his country. He served during the entire rebellion and endured the hardships that go with army life. When he was discharged he was serving as Orderly Sergeant of his Company, which speaks well for a boy of 19 years. After the close of the war he located in Cincinnati, where he remained for a few years, settling in this city in the year 1869. In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his enlistment, he invited the members of the G.A.R., the G.A.R. Circle and a number of friends and neighbors to meet at his home on the afternoon and evening of that date. Seats were arranged on the beautiful shady lawn and about 4:30. Photographer WILLIAMS appeared on the scene and made an excellent picture of the crowd. A long table had been prepared and well filled with good things to eat, and near the hour of six, dinner was announced and the crowd seated. After the blessing by Rev. R.D. WOODLEY, Mr. MENDENHALL made an address of Welcome and told of his enlistment and the object of the gathering. The crowd present numbered 85 and the event was very much enjoyed by all.
- Miss Bertha BUNDY left Monday for Charleston, where she will attend the fall and winter term of the Eastern Illinois Normal.
- Mrs. Mary GOOD has returned to her home in Lawrence, Kan., after a visit here with her brother, J.W. WILSON and wife. She spent the summer in Potomac with her sister, Mrs. Theo. SPYKER.
- The Omega Express: The Omega School opened Monday, September 4, with Miss Anna ENGELBRECHT as teacher.
- Advertisement: Home Comfort Assured by Using Cole’s Original Hot Blast Heater. Think what this economy of fuel means to you. Think of the comfort - no kindling or rebuilding of the fire in the morning. Simply open the draft. You live in an even temperature which mean health to your family. Uneven temperature means colds or worse. Burns any kind of fuel - soft coal, hard coal, slack, lignite or wood. Over 60,000 of Cole’s Hot Blast Heater sold during the year of 1909. Come in at once and make your selection. All Sizes - Price is $12.00 and Upward According to Size and Finish. Geo. P. TOMLINSON’s Hardware, Kinmundy, Illinois.
Sept. 21, 1911:
- Omega Man Dead: S. Wood LOVELL, died at his home in Omega, Tuesday morning at 4 o’clock after an illness of several months. In the early spring this year he became afflicted with stomach trouble and has gradually grown worse from day to day till the final hour arrived and relieved him of his suffering. Mr. LOVELL was a man that was greatly respected by everybody; he was a soldier of the rebellion and was very prominent in G.A.R. circles. The funeral service was held at the Omega Christian Church, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Elder W.J. SIMER and a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends were present to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed one. In the death of Wood LOVELL, Marion county has lost one of its most honorable men and the community in which he lived, one of its highly respected citizens.
- Shanghai News: The Aid Society met with Mrs. O.W. GEORGE last Wednesday and were busy with fingers and needles, also their tongues. At noon they were invited into the dining room where an excellent dinner was enjoyed. The visitors were Mrs. MARSHALL of Springfield, Mesdames C.W. and H.L. HANNA. Next meeting will be with Mrs. Abe OWENS next Wednesday.
- Howard P. WINKS, who has been serving as postmaster at Alma for the past three years, has tendered his resignation as such to take effect as soon as his successor is named and qualified. The Alma office is of the fourth class, hence the successor to Mr. WINKS will be chosen in a competitive examination. The test will be held at Tonti on Saturday, Sept. 30, and several persons will doubtless take the examination for the place. - Salem Republican.
Sept. 28, 1911:
- Chas. HOWELL Dead: Charles HOWELL, oldest son of Mrs. Mattie HOWELL, died at his home in St. Louis, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1911 at 8 o’clock p.m. after a brief illness of typhoid fever. He was born in this city Feb. 27, 1886. The funeral services were held from his late home in St. Louis Friday morning at 8 o’clock, and interment made by the side of his little daughter in Calvary Cemetery. He leaves besides a young wife, his mother, one sister, and two brothers to mourn their loss. His uncle, T.M. SMITH of this city, attended the funeral.
- Pleasant ROBNETT was called to the Borden Farm last Thursday to run the electric light plant. He spent Sunday at home returning on his motorcycle.
- The Omega Express: On last Thursday a few friends and neighbors met at the home of Mrs. W.A. KNISELEY and tacked fifteen pounds of carpet rages, enjoyed a good dinner and spent a very pleasant day with her.
Oct. 5, 1911:
- Mr. William B. CAPPES, a prosperous young farmer residing at Pesotum, and Miss Clara SEITZ, the oldest daughter of John SEITZ, residing northwest of this city, were united in marriage at the Kinmundy Catholic Church Tuesday morning at 9:30 o’clock, Rev. HARTUNG, of Sandoval, officiating. A few personal friends and relatives of the couple were in attendance. After the ceremony, the couple, accompanied by a few friends and relatives went to the home of the bride where a good dinner was enjoyed. In the evening a large crowd assembled at the SEITZ home where an enjoyable time was had dancing and other social ways. The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. SEITZ, and is a young lady of ability and one that is highly respected by the people of this city and community. The couple will remain here about two weeks before going to Pesotum where they will reside.
- A Happy Gathering: A number of members of the Presbyterian church and a few friends gathered at the home of Mrs. Mattie MILLICAN last Thursday to remind her of her 80th birthday. At the noon hour, an excellent dinner was served and greatly enjoyed. After dinner the photographer arrived and took a picture of the happy company. Some beautiful presents were left Mrs. MILLICAN was a token of the esteem in which she is held.
- Damaged by the Wind: Last Sunday night about 10:30 this vicinity was visited by a heavy wind, electric, and rain storm. Within the city limits the damage was only slight, but south of town 3 miles considerable damage is reported. On the farm of W.H. LESEMAN the greatest loss occurred, as his barn was unroofed and almost ruined, as the building was so twisted out of shape that it is beyond repairing. Every building on the farm except the residence was wrecked. This locality is not noted for cyclones but must be admitted that the cloud that played havoc with Mr. LESEMAN’s property could be a cyclone and it would be properly named. The first effect of it can be found on the farm of John KOLB where the corn is blown down, fences wrecked, grass and weeds torn out by the roots. This came from the northwest and traveled southeast, and after it wrecked the LESEMAN buildings it seemed to raise as no other serious damage is reported. It is a close call for the residence on Mr. LESEMAN’s farm and he is glad the damage is no worse.
- J. Caroll WHITSON wrote a letter to E.G. MENDENHALL and it was published. He was in Bozeman, Colorado for his health. (*)
- Friday, Sept. 22, was the 76th birthday of John EAGAN and in honor of the occasion a number of his children and grandchildren gathered at his home and spent the day, taking him some beautiful and useful gifts. An excellent dinner was served to which all did justice. This was a happy home gathering and very much enjoyed by all. The ones present were Del EAGAN, wife and son, Harry, wife and little daughter, Wm. EAGAN and wife, Floyd HERRICK and wife, Harry HOWELL and wife, Miss Charlene HERRICK, Kleon EAGAN, and Rufus FINNY.
- J.F. HOWELL and wife visited with Ben GARRETT and family northwest of town last Friday.
- B.P. SWEENEY, wife and 2 sons, of Marion, Ohio, arrived in this city Monday evening to visit a few days with old friends. Mr. S. is Superintendent of the Marion Steam Shovel Company. He resided here a number of years ago and this is his first visit to the old town for several years. (DFM note: Busby S. SWEENEY was the son of Dr. I.S. SWEENEY who was also from Kinmundy.)
Oct. 12, 1911:
- New Church Dedicated: Last week in this paper was announced the dedication of the new Cumberland and Southern Methodist Episcopal church, and on last Sunday it was dedicated and called "The Shanghai Chapel Church". Sunday morning was gloomy and dark, but the weather did not keep the crowd at home. The Sabbath school opened promptly at 10 a.m. with Supt. GRAY, all officers and teachers in their places. Rev. William M. MURRAY was at the church in due time to deliver a fine gospel sermon; his text was taken from Solomon’s Song 6:9. He treated the subject in a masterly manner and all present enjoyed the sermon from the opening till the close. After the sermon the Building Committee made its report, and it only lacked ninety dollars of being able to meet all the obligations and when the collection was taken five cents more than was asked for was received. The amount was easily raised and was all paid in while the bountiful dinner was being served. Owing to some aged person and some small babies one table was arranged in the house, while a much larger one was spread on the lawn. Everyone had all they could eat and the quality was excellent, and enough good things were left to have fed many more. The dedicatory service was very impressive. Two Cumberland and three Methodist ministers were in attendance, each performing some part in the service. This day will always be a bright spot in the memory of that community. It was a day of great triumph. The most distant visitor present was Miss Anna KNOCK, of Rankin, Ill., a missionary worker in the Cumberland church. At the close of the afternoon services she gave a very appropriate song of her own composition - words and music.
- __ W. BREEM died in Otto___ Thursday, Sept. 28, at 12 midnight, his sickness extending over a period of over 2 months, and had been in failing health. Since the death of his wife a few months ago, he has been employed by the International Harvester Co. at Kankakee, but because of ill health was compelled to resign his position. He intended to go to Arizona for his health and entered a Sanitarium at ________ till his sufferings were relieved. The funeral services were held from the residence of Mrs. W.S. BEARD Sunday at 9:30 a.m., Miss MITCHELL, his sister-in-law, ______ Ruth, his daughter, of ___________, were in attendance at the service.
- George SPIECE received a message Friday stating that his niece, Miss Stella EMERSON, who was visiting in Kansas City, was seriously injured in an automobile accident. Will FULTON, the gentleman to whom she was to have been married Sunday, was injured so bad that he died on that day.
- Del EAGAN and wife received a message from her brother, Geo. L. WILSON of Adel, Iowa, stating the death of his oldest daughter, Mrs. Elva KERNAL, which occurred last Thursday, the burial taking place Saturday.
- Geo. DOOLEN and wife have a new boy at their home who arrived Tuesday.
- A Meacham Farmer Dead: Roy CAMPBELL, residing six miles east of this city in Meacham twp., died at 12 o’clock noon, last Sunday of consumption after an illness of many months. The funeral services were held at Ion church on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment made in the Elder cemetery. The services were largely attended by relatives, friends, and neighbors, as he was a highly respected young man of that neighborhood and his departure was very much regretted by all.
Oct. 19, 1911:
- WEAVER-GRAVES: D.M. WEAVER of Marion and Miss Lotta P. GRAVES of this city were united in marriage Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 17, 1911, at the Presbyterian manse, Rev. J.W. RITCHEY, the pastor performing the ceremony. The happy couple left the same evening for Centralia and Salem the same evening to visit friends, when they will go to Marion, Ill. where they will make their home, the groom being employed on the C. & E Railroad, running from Marion to Chaffa, Mo. The many friends of the couple in this city extend congratulations and wish them happiness in their new home.
- Omega Express: Amy, 13 year old daughter of Sam TURNER, died at her home in Omega Sunday evening. She was laid to rest in the Lovell Grove cemetery Monday afternoon.
- Omega Express: Ben and Byron MILLICAN received their wood sawing outfit and are preparing to commence sawing soon.
Oct. 26, 1911:
- Ben H. CRAIG wrote from the U.S.S. Tennessee stationed at Kittery Navy Yard in New Hampshire. (*)
- GREEN-COX: Last Friday morning when the report was circulated around town that Elston GREEN and Miss Ethel COX were united in marriage, it was such a surprise that it could hardly be believed, but upon investigation it was found the report was true. On Thursday evening the couple accompanied by Clarence CONANT and Miss Ruth DOOLEN drove to the home of Elder W.J. SIMER, near Omega, where the ceremony was performed, after which they drove to the home of the bride in Meacham twp., where they remained till Sunday when they came to this city. Mr. GREEN is book keeper in the First National Bank and is a young man of ability and has before him a bright future. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank COX, of Meacham and is a young lady that is highly respected by her numerous acquaintances and friends. Mr. and Mrs. GREEN will make Kinmundy their home.
- BAYLIS-HERRICK: Mr. Walter BAYLIS and Miss Charlene HERRICK, both prominent young people of this city, were united in marriage Sunday evening, Oct. 22, at four p.m. at the Presbyterian parsonage, Rev. J.W. RITCHEY performing the ceremony. A large crowd of young friends of the bride and groom assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Del EAGAN Monday evening and gave them a very pleasant surprise. The evening was spent with vocal and instrumental music and in a social way. Refreshments were served and a general good time enjoyed by all present. The couple was presented a beautiful silver berry spoon. Mr. and Mrs. BAYLIS are going to housekeeping in the HERRICK property in the north part of town and expect to make Kinmundy their home.
- Eight men were killed at Harrisburg in Mine No. 9. (*)
- A letter was written by N.A. RICE from Hammon, Okla. He is employed as station agent there for the Witchita Falls and Northwestern. (*)
- Claude HIESTAND, son of Samuel HIESTAND of near Brubaker, and Miss Ruby LECKRONE, daughter of George LECKRONE and wife, of near Salem, were married in St. Louis Saturday evening at 10:30. They expect to leave the next few weeks for Oklahoma to make their home.
- David L. SHULTZ, an old and respected citizen of Salem, fell to the floor of the post office lobby at 2:30 _____ afternoon, in an unconscious state and died a half hour later. The services were held at the Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by _______ LINDEMEYER and under the auspices of the G.A.R.
- A.O. NICHOLS and wife are moving their household goods to the W.D. REYNOLDS place north of this city. They will remain in Foster twp. A few weeks before going to housekeeping and he will assist his father in harvesting the apple crop.
- The strike on the I.C.R.R. remains unchanged this week. The passenger trains are running nearly on time and the freight trains seems to be more numerous. The result of this strike is being closely watched by every railroad in the United States. What the outcome will be is hard to tell at this time.
- W.H. HAMMERS and A.G. PORTER have gone to Centralia to serve as Deputy Sheriffs for an indefinite time.
- Rufus WITWER has erected a nice brick ware room in the rear of his brick business room occupied by F.W. KILLIE.
Nov. 2, 1911:
- Death Resulted From Accident: An inquest was held yesterday afternoon on the body of Mrs. Dwight M. MORRIS, who died suddenly Thursday night, and the verdict of the jury was to the effect that she came to her death from accidently taking an overdose of cedar oil, self administered. The death is a peculiarly sad one and the circumstances attending the case were unusual. Only 2 witnesses were examined, the husband, Dwight M. MORRIS, and the attending physician Dr. R.A. JETHS. It seems that Mrs. MORRIS had been in her usual health previous to the time she was stricken, and that she had retired shortly after 9 o’clock, her husband having retired somewhat earlier. She had remained up for the purpose of putting her children to bed, and had them down; had been in bed probably no more than 3 minutes when she asked Mr. MORRIS to get her a slop bucket as she wanted to vomit. He did and when she had vomited she seemed to feel better, but convulsions immediately followed and Mr. MORRIS lost no time in phoning Dr. JETHS, and seeing that Mrs. MORRIS’ condition was very serious, he left her in charge of his father, who makes his home with the family, and started in quest of Dr. JETH’s, but met him on the way to the MORRIS home. On his arrival, Dr. JETHS did all was possible to revive her, but it was impossible to save her life. Once after being seized with convulsions, she roused up and asked what was the matter but immediately collapsed into unconsciousness form which she never rallied, her death following about 40 minutes after the arrival of the doctor. Mrs. MORRIS was a woman of many excellent traits, devoted to her husband and their 3 children, and her death is a severe blow to them. The oldest child is less than 6 years old, and the youngest is about 18 months. She had a wide circle of friends and was highly respected by all who knew her. Her name prior to marriage was BOHNER and she was a resident of Sandoval, leaving her about noon. - Centralia Democrat Saturday. Mrs. MORRIS is known her by many of our people as she visited frequently with her father-in-law, W.H. MORRIS, during his residence here.
- Born in 1845: Charles H. WEST, of this city, was born Oct. 27, 1845, and in honor of the event, on last Friday, he gave a turkey dinner to a number of his friends who were born the same year, and ‘tis needless to say that all enjoyed the day very much. He was given a post card shower and after the day was over he had 58 handsome cards to look over as a small remembrance from his friends. Those present at the dinner were Geo. W. WHITE and wife, F.A. PRUETT and wife, John DOOLEN and wife, Clabe COCKRELL and wife.
- Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Anna E. SLAUGH___ of Stonington, which occurred Tuesday from cancer of the _____. She was the mother in law of Maude GARNER-SLAUGH___ of this city.
- Thurman ROBB left Monday for Streator to help harvest the corn crop.
- E.S. COMBS and Son have sold the lumber yard to the O.H. PADDOCK Lumber Company, of Pana, who will continue the business in Kinmundy. C.A. COMBS, the manager, has accepted a traveling position and expects to leave this city in about 2 weeks. During his stay in Kinmundy he has made a host of warm friends in a business and social way. His removal from Kinmundy is regretted by all, but all wish him success in his new position.
- Omega Express: The people of Omega were frightened last Tuesday by hearing the voice of someone east of town. They started out to see what the trouble was and on reaching Roy MILLICAN’s to see what the trouble was and on reaching Roy MILLICAN’s they found it was Roy singing to the top of his voice, "It’s a boy". Mother and babe are doing nicely, but we are afraid Roy’s voice is ruined forever, and Shull SEE is all smiles to think he is a grandpa.
Nov. 9, 1911:
- Helen Louise ROGERS, daughter of Ollie and Edith ROGERS, was born June 7, 1905, and departed his life Nov. 6, 1911, aged 6 years, 4 months, and 29 days. A little over a week ago she was taken with a cold and sore throat, but was not thought to be serious until about 24 hours before her death when she gradually grew worse until death relieved her of her suffering on Monday evening at 7:10 o’clock. Dear little Helen was a bright, loving child and will be greatly missed by her papa, mama, sister, baby brother, and many other relatives and friends. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Lovell Grove church conducted by Rev. J.W. RITCHEY.
- Lived Four Score Years: Emily Elizabeth FARROW was born in Sharpsburg, Ky., Dec. 9, 1830 and departed this life at her home in Kinmundy on Sat., Nov. 4, 1911, age 80 years, 11 months and 5 days. She was united in marriage Feb. 14, 1847 to Geo. P. BLACKBURN. The husband and father died in 1877. To this union 8 children were born 7 of which survive, they being Alice, Anna, Nealy, Albert, Minnie, Winifred, and Effie; Fannie having departed this life in 1879. Mrs. BLACKBURN professed faith in Christ at the age of 20, was baptized and joined the Missionary Baptist Church at Medora, Ill. Later when she moved to Kinmundy she transferred her membership to the First Baptist Church and remained a consistent Christian until death. She was a constant sufferer for 2 years and often expressed her willingness to go when the final summons came. She leaves to mourn her departure 7 children, 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 3 half-brothers, and a host of friends.
- The electric light plant shut Friday to make some repairs on the dynamo.
Nov. 16, 1911:
- Martin RICE Died of Exposure: Martin RICE, a well known citizen of Kinmundy, died sometime last Saturday night in the barn lot of the J.F. HOWELL farm occupied by P.H. COUGHLIN, a half mile north of town. He, in company with Wm. HOWE and Frank McGEE, started to ride home from St. Peter on the running gears of a wagon with Bert NEAVILLS. The first three were doing section work at that place and after their day’s work was over were coming home on the 6:30 train, but it was late and they decided to ride home on the wagon. It seems that on the way home that Martin took several drinks of whiskey and when near the Gray cemetery, he fell off the wagon. The team was stopped and he got back on the wagon and when at the HOWELL farm he fell off the second time, but this time the wagon did not stop for him. It was a very dark night and was raining and it is supposed that he had started for the HOWELL barn for shelter, when he fell in the barn lot where he was found the next morning. During the night it turned very cold and snowed some and when found the next morning, he was found lying on his back with his head to the east and his body was frozen. After Mr. COUGHLIN found the body, he telephoned the news to town and a party of men drove out and brought the body to the Nelms Undertaking rooms where it remained until Monday afternoon. Saturday night after the other parties in the wagon arrived in town and reported the loss of RICE, and his condition, a party of searchers went out and looked for him, but were unable to find him. Coroner T.J. FOSTER of Central City came up on the I.C. passenger Sunday morning, and empaneled a jury composing of F.O. GRISSOM, T.M. SMITH, H.A. McCLURE, H.F. DENNIS, F.S. SONGER, and Mike ZUMSTEG and an inquest was held. After hearing the evidence, they returned the following verdict: "Martin RICE met his death by reason of exposure to cold while intoxicated with whiskey during the night of Nov. 11, 1911." Martin RICE was born in Italy April 22, 1859. He came to Chicago at the age of 18, and for 7 years was engaged at plaster paris work in that city. He afterwards engaged in coal mining and located in Kinmundy about 20 years ago, making his home at Chas. WETTER’s. He was an industrious young man making his living by honest toil. He made no outward or loud profession of religion but was christened in the Roman Catholic Church in his infancy. His parents are both dead, but he has several sisters residing in his native land to mourn his untimely demise. The funeral services were held at the undertaking rooms Monday afternoon and brief talks were made by Chas. W. RUTHERFORD and James COCKRELL, after which the body was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. M.J. SMITH Dead: Mrs. M.J. SMITH, mother of Riley S. SMITH, died at 3:30 Saturday morning at the home of her son, 702 Arlington Ave. of anemia. She was 73 years old. The funeral will be held from the residence this afternoon at 2:30, and she will be buried in Lawton cemetery beside her husband who died two years ago. She was born in Tennessee Aug. 21, 1838, and moved to Illinois with her parents early in life. With her husband she moved to Guthrie in 1889, and they came to Lawton shortly after the opening. Mrs. EATON of Enid, a daughter, was present at the end. - Lawton Daily News, Nov. 5, 1911. Mrs. SMITH was formerly a resident of Kinmundy. Last March she fell and broke one of her lower limbs and has been confined to her bed or wheelchair ever since. She was Burdette SMITH’s grandmother and was so anxious to see him, but now she has gone to reap her reward in the work unknown to us. She has a host of friends and a few relatives in Kinmundy and vicinity.
- An Honored Marion County Man Gone: Colonel Napoleon B. MORRISON, died at his home in Odin Friday night, Nov. 10 after an illness of several months duration. He had been in failing health for about 2 years, but a part of the time was able to be about and look after his business matters. He settled in Odin in the year 1862, and since that time he has been a prominent character in Marion county. He has been a man of much influence and was a very successful business man. For many years he was engaged in the mercantile business and when the Odin Coal Company was organized in 1885 he was one of the main factors and was made President of the company which office he held until death. He was also quite an extensive land owner and at times was extensively engaged in stock raising. In all public affairs of interest to the people, he displayed a leading part. During the years of 1874-6, he represented his district in the Illinois Legislature and he retired with a clean record, and was highly respected by his fellow members. From the years 1893-9, he served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. Col. MORRISON was married in 1853, his wife dying a number of years ago. He is survived by 3 children - Chas. H. MORRISON of Odin; Mrs. Helen FYKE of Centralia; and Mrs. Jean RAPP of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The funeral service was held from the family residence Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock and a large crowd of sorrowing friends and associates from over the county were in attendance.
- Mrs. Clara GRAVES left Friday on the noon train for Marion in answer to a telegram announcing that her son-in-law, D.M. WEAVER, had met with a serious accident while braking on the C. & E.I. at Tams and had the misfortune to have one foot badly crushed. She returned home Monday and reports that he is getting along nicely but it is not determined yet whether his foot will be saved or not.
Nov. 23, 1911:
- A Bad Wreck: About 3 o’clock last Thursday morning the B & O S.W. east bound fast mail train collided with a switch engine at Breese. The passenger train was run by C.I. GUTH of Washington, Ind., with fireman S.T. POTTS of the same place, and how these two men escaped death is a mystery. The engineer crawled out of the cab thru one of the windows and he was injured in the shoulders, back and chest but not seriously. The fireman was partially buried under the coal from the tender and had to be pulled from under the debris. He escaped with a cut on the head and bruises on one side. After the collision the two mail cars caught fire and were burned and a large quantity of valuable mail destroyed. One of the mail clerks, J.S. PENNINGTON of Olney, was probably fatally injured as he was buried beneath the mail sacks and received bruises about the neck and chest. The other two mail clerks escaped with very slight injuries. The blame of the wreck lays to a man by the name of OLDS, who was acting as watchman of the switch engine at that place, and who was said to be drinking last night. It seems as he had been fooling with the engine which was on the switch just east of the west mine and had run it out on the mainline through a closed switch and in attempting to get it back had derailed the engine, then instead of trying to flag the mail train, deserted his post. He was arrested and placed in jail to await further investigation. The switch engine had no headlight lit and could not be seen by the approaching train until it was too late to avoid the wreck.
- Little George Dean, the 2 year old son of Geo. WASEM and wife of Patoka, was accidentally shot and killed by his uncle, Jacob WASEM, last Tuesday morning. The little fellow found the gun standing in the corner and was dragging it around when discovered by his 12 year old uncle who took it from him and pulled back the hammer to see if it was loaded, when his finger slipped discharging the gun, shooting the little fellow in the head, the ball entering above the eye and going clear through the head. He expired in about 25 minutes after the fatal shot.
Nov. 30, 1911:
- An Early Settler Gone: Jemima Jane ARNOLD was born in Coles Co., Ill. Oct. 4, 1831, and was married to Calvin GARNER May 31, 1849; died Nov. 22, 1911, aged 80 years, 1 month, and 18 days. She has been a resident of Marion county for 67 years and has been a member of the Methodist church South since the age of 12 years. She leaves to mourn their loss three daughters and two sons, a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a large circle of friends. She was conscious to the last and called her children to her bedside and requested them to meet her in Heaven. Thus passed away a kind mother to her eternal Home in that great and beautiful beyond. May the children heed the wise counsel of that mother and take a firm stand for God and the right. The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church South Thursday conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE assisted by Rev. A.D. HOCKER and the G.A.R. Circle of which she was a member. The body was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery. The out of town relatives present at the funeral were Lee BARBEE and wife of Tower Hill, Fred BARBEE of O’Fallon; Mrs. Frank HAMMERS, and Mrs. Mae WRIGHT of Chicago; and Mrs. Ella WILLIAMS of Alma.
- Sunday being Mrs. B.B. HOWELL’s 85th birthday, J.F. HOWELL and wife, Mrs. Ben GARRETT and daughter, Mable, L.L. HULTS and wife, Misses Mary and Laura FRENCH, Geneva and Frank HOWELL spent Sunday with her. She received many beautiful and useful presents.
- Last Friday H.W. MORGAN sold the GARRETT & SWIFT business house to Fred HARP of Lamar, Mo. consideration $2000. Mr. HARP and family will move her in about 60 days and open up business in this room as soon as the building is repaired and put in good shape, but just what kind of a business we are unable to say.
- Foster Township (written for last week): It seems to us that it is about time that something was being done toward the erection of a new shed at Sandy Branch Camp Ground. We understand that the necessary money has been subscribed and it is time the committee was up and doing. If it is to be built this year something has to be done at once.
- Foster Township (written for last week): Burley SWALLEY, the Neck-breaking school teacher, visited one night last week with Wm. GREEN.
- Omega Express: Our school teacher, Miss Anna ENGLEBRECHTS, is staying with Noah KNISELEY and wife during the bad weather.
Dec. 7, 1911:
- A Good Woman Gone: Margaret Elizabeth WILKINSON was born in Marion county, Ill., three miles east of Kinmundy on Aug. 30, 1847, and died at her home in this city, Monday, Dec. 4, 1911, age 64 years, 3 months, and 4 days. On Oct. 10, 1866 she was united in marriage to Mr. James COCKRELL. To this happy union 6 children were born, 3 boys and 3 girls. After attaining womanhood two of the daughters passed away. The surviving children are E.P. COCKRELL of Chicago; E.B. COCKRELL of Oklahoma City; R.E. COCKRELL of Lafayette, Ind. and Mrs. Lloyd EAGAN of Salem. Eleven grandchildren also survive other relatives left to mourn her departure are one sister, four half sisters and two half brothers. These brothers and sisters are living in distant states and were unable to pay the last tribute of love to their sister. Mrs. COCKRELL was not a member of a church but regularly attended the services in the M.E. Church. She greatly assisted this church and will be sadly missed in her S.S. class and at the services. She was a good woman, a woman whose heart was filled with noble deeds and whose many acts of kindness will be long remembered by hers hosts of friends and neighbors. The funeral service was held in the M.E. Church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. R.D. WOODLEY, assisted by Rev. W.J. SIMER and the body laid to rest in Evergreen Cem. The bereft husband and children have the sympathy of all in their sad hours.
- Saturday Morning Knot: A Thanksgiving house party at the home of Rev. and Mrs. R.D. WOODLEY in this city, culminated in the marriage of their daughter, Miss Mayme of Albion to Mr. Harry Malcomb BOLLINGER of St. Louis. The wedding occurred on Sat. morning, Dec. 2nd at 9:30 o’clock and Mr. and Mrs. BOLLINGER departed on the 9:45 I.C. train for St. Louis where they will make their future home. The beautiful ring ceremony was performed by the bride’s father and only the immediate members of the WOODLEY family in attendance.
- The Omega Express: Cleo, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest CHEELY, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of his parents in Omega. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church conducted by Rev. Dave RAVEN and interment made in Lovell Grove cemetery.
- Wesley ROBB returned home Sunday morning from Streator where he has been employed the past six months.
- Send today for wholesale prices list of all kinds of fruit trees, vines, etc. to M. SHREFFLER, Nurseryman, Alma, Ill.
- Charles H. PORTER, son of Mrs. R.A. PORTER of this city, was married in Los Angeles, Cal., Tues., Nov. 21, to Marguerite Magdalen EISCHEN. They will spend their honeymoon in Old Mexico, and will make their home in Los Angeles.
- Wm. CAWREY of Sandoval was in this city last Friday visiting his many old friends and acquaintances. Mr. CAREY located in Kinmundy about 50 years ago, and lived her for 34 years when he moved to Sandoval. He says he would like to return to Kinmundy and spend the remainder of his life.
- Last Saturday just before noon, our citizens had a fire fright, which in a few minutes linger might have resulted serious. The roof of the Bradley hotel building occupied by D.C. BEAVER and family was ablaze but by prompt action a few buckets of water put out the fire and no serious damage done.
- Farina Express: Miss Mathilda OSBORN was married to David FRY of Webb City, Mo., Dec. 2, and arrived here Sunday evening and on Tuesday a turkey dinner was served by Mr. and Mrs. OSBORN.
Dec. 14, 1911:
- Stephen LEWELLYN shot and seriously wounded his brother, Samuel LEWELLYN, and immediately shot and killed himself in a field near Iuka Friday. Samuel was shot near the shoulder but it is thought he will recover unless infection should follow the wound. Coroner T.J. FOSTER was notified of the shooting and went to Iuka where he held an inquest, the jury rendering a verdict that the deceased came to his death as the result of his own act. The brothers lived on adjoining farms, the distance of their homes being less than a quarter of a mile, but it seems they could not agree and frequently quarreled over division lines, fences, water, etc. In fact, it seemed they were unable to agree about anything. Yesterday Samuel the younger brother, was hauling fodder and was in the wagon when his brother, who was hunting, came along carrying a single barrel shot gun. The brothers seemed to have renewed their controversy, and Stephen, apparently losing his temper, fired twice at Samuel who fell from the wagon, and hastened home as quickly as he could as one discharge took effect near the left shoulder. No one was present but the brothers, but it is supposed that Stephen thought he had killed Samuel and he was overcome with remorse and decided to end his own life without first ascertaining whether his brother was really dead. Be this as it may the portion of the body of Stephen when found indicated that he had placed the muzzle of the weapon in his mouth and discharged it, as one side of the face was blown off and death was necessarily instantaneous. Both men are married and the dead man leaves a wife and four children, the oldest of whom is aged 11 years. Mrs. LEWELLYN heard three shots and was probably the first to arrive and found her husband lying dead. Two empty shells near him and the gun contained and empty shell, the one with which he killed himself. Others were immediately notified and the body of the dead man was removed to the home. He was 30 years of age and his brother was 32. After he was shot, Samuel returned home as hastily as possible, although the distance was more than a quarter of a mile, and suffering intense pain from the wound in his shoulder which bled profusely. He could be tracked all the way by the blood. He did not know that his brother had shot himself and was naturally horrified when he learned of his death. The tragedy caused considerable excitement in Iuka and vicinity as the brothers were well known and the fact that they could not agree seemed to have been a subject of more or less comment in the past. Samuel LEWELLYN is married and his family consisted of himself, his wife and one child. He died of his wounds Monday. - Centralia Democrat.
- Thomas SEE Dead: Thomas Wilkerson SEE was born May 15, 1858 and died Dec. 8, 1911, age 58 years, 7 months and 23 days. Tom, as he was familiarly known was the son of Henry and Judy SEE, one of the pioneer families of Marion county, and he lived in Omega township where he grew to manhood among his associates a consistent and honorable Christian young man and was respected for his many virtues by all who knew him. About 17 years ago, he became afflicted and gradually declined in health until the end came. He leaves to mourn their loss three brothers, George W., of St. Joseph, Mo., Mike H., and Charles, both residents of this county, also a host of near relatives and friends. He leaves a priceless record from the fact that he was a consistent member of the M.E. Church South at Campground near Omega. The body was laid to rest by loving hands in the Old Eastland Cemetery, Sat., Dec. 8, Rev. J.H. BALLANCE officiating.
- W.W. NEIL went to Anna Friday evening with a casket and returned Saturday morning with the reamins of Thomas SEE, an inmate at the hospital, who died Friday morning.
- Guy SEE, son of H.W. SEE Jr and wife, residing 3 miles south of town, met with quite a serious accident Saturday afternoon by being kicked in the stomach by a horse. For some time it was thought his injury might prove fatal but he is getting along nicely.
- H.H. MAXEY of Dalton City, and Mrs. Preston THOMPSON, of Findlay, visited here a part of this week with their father, W.H. MAXEY, after attending the funeral of their grandmother.
- The Kinmundy Coal mine and land was sold Monday afternoon by the First National Bank of Salem, at public auction and was purchased by Chas. E. HULL, consideration 10 hundred and 50 dollars.
Dec. 21, 1911:
- Miss Minnie HOWELL: Miss Minnie, oldest daughter of A.I. and Margaret EAGAN HOWELL, was born Feb. 7, 1884, and died Sat., Dec. 16, 1911, after an unceasing illness of two years, aged 27 years, 10 months and 9 days at the home of her father in Meacham twp. She was a loved girl possessed of a strong will and great determination, one who was loved by her acquaintances for her noble traits of character. Her ambition was far out of proportion to her strength. She leaves to mourn their loss her father, two sisters, three brothers, many other relatives and friends, her mother, one sister, and one brother, having crossed the dark river before her. The funeral services were held from the family home on Sunday afternoon from the family home on Sunday afternoon Dec. 17 at 1 o’clock conducted by Rev. E.M. JOHNSON, and interment made in Evergreen Cem. A large crowd of relatives and friends attended the funeral.
- Farina Express (from last week): Eldon DUNBAR and wife are the proud parents of a girl.
- Geo. W. PATTERSON of Kankakee, formerly I.C. agent at this place, and Miss Elizabeth G. AUSTIN, of Danville, N.Y., formerly of Farina were married last Saturday. They are both quite well known.
- Oklahoma News: J.W. SANDERS has been busily engaged the past three weeks in erecting a large stock barn for Wm. GREEN. This is the fourth barn to be built in our community this fall, S.S. WILLIAMS, Berthol GARRETT and Eli CONANT each having completed one.
- Oklahoma News: Lafe BASSETT made a business trip to Kinmundy Saturday.
- Mr. Morton SPURLIN and Miss Frances JONES, well known residing west of town, were united in marriage at the home of ________ by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, on Tuesday. They left Wednesday morning for Springfield where they will spend the holidays.
- Samuel EISMAN of Chicago, and Miss Lettie ROGERS of Farina were marreid in Effingham Monday morning and left for Chicago where they will make their future home. Miss Ollie ROGERS witnessed the ceremony. The bride is well known in this city where she has many friends, having been employed in the telephone office.
Dec. 28, 1911:
- Obituary: Sarah EAGAN was born in Marion county, Ill., Oct. 16, 1833, and departed this life Dec. 18, 1911, at the home of her daughter in East St. Louis, age 78 years, 2 months, and 2 days. She was united in marriage to Barney L. BLACKBURN June 22, 1854, the husband dying in 1876. To this union 10 children were born, but one daughter, Mrs. Wm. EASTHAM, survives the mother, who with 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren are left to mourn their loss. She professed faith in Christ early in life and lived a faithful Christian until death. The body arrived in this city on Wednesday afternoon and the funeral services were held in the M.E. church South at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, and interment made in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Married in October: On Christmas Day, a wedding was announced that occurred on Monday, Oct. 2d at Vincennes, Ind. Miss Jennie PHILLIPS of this city, left on the above date telling her parents and friends she was going to Flora and Salem for a visit with friends. When arriving at Odin, she was met by Harold CASSIDY, of Flora, who is a law student in the St. Louis University, and the happy couple took the east bound B. & O. with the above result. In a few days the bride returned home and the groom resumed his studies at college. The marriage was kept a profound secret till Christmas and the announcement was as great a surprise to their parents as anyone. It was certainly a carefully planned "Tie Up", and the plans were executed just according to the blue print. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben PHILLIPS of this city, and has a large circle of friends. She is highly respected by everyone and is one of Kinmundy’s most charming young ladies. The groom is a Flora boy, comes to use with a good name from his hometown and is a thorough student and promises to make an able lawyer. The couple are spending the holidays at his home in Flora.
- Lauretta SCOTT Wins: The great piano contest at C.B. ROHRBOUGH’s closed Saturday night and the last day was a busy one for the participants and their friends. The following is the final count: Lauretta SCOTT - 680940; Florence MOTCH - 533480; Stella MORGAN -329160; Lotta DOOLEN -282475; Iva CORNELL - 261995; Eva SEE - 239260; Ruth SPYKER -237335; Mary CONANT -169240; Pearl JACKSON - 178470; Nellie CONANT - 139380; Opal WALKINGTON - 120380; Hazel SHUFELDT - 107820; Christian Church - 119335; Julia Mable METZGER - 83450; Aletha KLINE - 82100; Agnes CRAIG - 92720; Pearl McCARTAN - 77630; Hazel GARRETT - 83060; Edith SEE - 70985; Mary WANTLAND - 80515; Ruby HULTS - 59430; Ethel HANKS - 67685; Mary SOUTHWARD - 40975; Cora BARBEE - 46910; Tillie SCHNARRE - 36945; Myrtle HILL - 34200; Emma MEYER - 27885; Mrs. FIELDS - 25320; Alice METZGER - 27960; Mrs. Ed YUND - 20245; Ida SCHNIDER - 31410; Theo GERHARDT - 17965; Anna KOLB - 17065; Alta BAGOTT - 14330; Martha ROBB - 14015; Rochelle BROWN - 11600; Ora McCULLEY - 10000; M.E. Church South - 17600; Catholic Church - 10665
- I.C. MATTHEWS returned home Saturday evening from Terre Haute, Ind., where he has been in the hospital being treated for cancer. He has had about 6 cancers taken off his face and is feeling quite poorly.
- Chas. CLAYTOR and wife, who are teaching school in Mason, are spending their vacation at their home in this city.
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