Gleanings from "The Kinmundy Express"
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Jan. 7, 1932:
- Mr. Arthur WEISS and Miss Dollie NEAL, both of Meacham twp., were married Jan. 2, 1932 at the home of Rev. L.V. LOVELL, pastor of the Christian Church. They were attended by Walter WEISS, brother of the groom and Miss Florence REILMAN. A delicious dinner was served at the home of the brides parents following the ceremony. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. John WEISS, and the bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom NEAL, all residents of Meacham twp. The couple will reside on a farm in Meacham.
- Mrs. Sarah BRITTON died, and services were held in Farina at the home of Miss Olive ROGERS and sister on Tuesday with interment in Elder Cemetery of Farina. Mr. and Mrs. J.F. BRITTON together with their son, C. Oscar BRITTON, now of Clinton, Kansas, moved from Orleans, Ind. nearly 50 years ago to make their home in Illinois. They made their home in Meacham twp. where they resided until her husbands death 4 years ago. She then went to Tamaroa to make her home with their adopted son, Charles R. and family where she died Sunday. She was past 82 years old.
- Mrs. B.F. LOWE received word that her niece, Mrs. Dorothy HOPKINS THOMAS died Sunday at her home in Maryland. She was 35 years old and leaves a husband and 4 children. Burial was in Maryland.
- Dec. 31 was the birthday of Mr. C.F. PRUETT, and at noon, Mrs. PRUETT served a birthday dinner. Those present besides Mr. and Mrs. PRUETT and sons, Charles E. and Frederick, were Dr. and Mrs. H.A. LANDESS, Jean and Buddy of Mt. Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. F.G. PRUETT and baby, Patty of Carlyle, Mrs. E.C. HUGGINS, Clarabelle, Harold and Frances of LeRoy, and Mr. and Mrs. W.S. PRUETT, Walter B., Carl, and Helen of Kinmundy.
- Omega: Mr. and Mrs. C.E. COPPLE attended the birthday dinner at Sam HEISTANDs Jan. 1st, it being Mr. HEISTANDs 86th birthday.
- Swift School: Mack ROBB and family, Selby GARRETT and family, and Sam LOWE and wife spent Sunday at the Ren WAINSCOTT home.
- Wilson School: An Oyster supper was held at Pleasant Grove Church on New Years eve.
- Camp Ground: Halice LEWIS is improving after having his tonsils removed. His brother, Zarold, is still suffering from the effects of having his removed.
- Meacham News: Mr. and Mrs. Tom NEAL announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Dollie, to Mr. Arthur WEISS. Mr. WEISS is a farmer in this neighborhood, and the couple will make their home on the farm known as the John JACKSON farm. A large number of young people gave them a charivari on Monday evening.
- Meadow Branch: Leo JOHNSON and Miss Vivian DeWEESE of Alma were married Dec. 31, 1931 at Alma. They will make their home with the grooms mother, Mrs. Effis JOHNSON.
- Meadow Branch: A rousing charivari was given last Friday evening for Mr. and Mrs. Leo JOHNSON.
- Mrs. Mildred CROSSETT, son and daughter, Louis Loyd and Juanita, and Mr. Fyke ROTAN have returned home to Pawhuska, Oklahoma after visiting the parents of Mrs. CROSSETT and Mr. FYKE, the L.M. ROTANs.
- These of our Kinmundy folk returning to school are: Lester HOWELL and Burdette ALDERSON of the University of Illinois; Charles E. PRUETT, Rex GAMMON, and Miss Lora DOOLEN of McKendree College; Misses Elizabeth HOLT, Helen and Lucille INGRAM of Southern Illinois Normal University.
Jan. 14, 1932:
- Miss Gertrude Emily SEE died Jan. 8, 1932 at the home of her brother-in-law, S.E. HOWELL in Kinmundy, after being stricken with illness on Dec. 11, 1931. She was born March 14, 1886, daughter of the late Orcelas and Mary Jane McCULLOUGH SEE, 1 of 7 children; 3 of whom preceded her in death - Charles, Dr. Clarence SEE, and Mrs. Florence SEE HOWELL. Surviving from the immediate family are: Lida, now Mrs. Oscar GAFFANEY of Hialeah, Fla.; Carrie of Kinmundy; and Nellie, who is Mrs. Joe MAZANEK of Alma. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Eastland Cemetery.
- Eugene Wilson STONER was born Jan. 21, 1863 in Waverly, Ohio died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Eleanor STONER in Alma on Jan. 8, 1932. Services were held from the home with interment in Martin Cemetery. He moved here from Ohio with his parents when 3 years old. At the age of 16, he set out into the world to make his own way. He traveled to the west, in Old Mexico, Canada, and Alaska. About 10 years ago he returned to Alma and made his home with his sister. He was a widely read man and never tired of telling of his experiences. The past few years, he has occupied a farm west of Kinmundy. He was the uncle of Mrs. Chas. GAMMON of this city.
- Miss Vera L. KELLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. S. KELLER, became the bride of Forrest G. DOOLEN, son of Mrs. R.C. ROBB of this city, on Jan. 10. The couple was attended by Miss Marjorie KELLER of Carbondale, sister of the bride, and Mr. H.H. HACKETT of Xenia. Others present were Miss Lenora DOOLEN, and Charles LOWE Jr. of this city, and Miss Florence DOOLEN of Salem. The bride, since graduating from Kinmundy H.S. has been employed in Farina. Mr. and Mrs. DOOLEN will make their home on the C.G. JACKSON farm, northwest of this city.
- The contract for the grading and bridges on Route 185 from Farina to Vandalia will be let in a few days.
- Saturday will be the last day for swapping corn for the "Express". We have been very pleased with the results of these deals. We have received not only many renewals, but also many new subscribers. Now maybe we can swap you the "Express" for some shoats. Its a shame to see so much corn cribbed and nothing to feed it to.
- Jacqueline Mae, 9 lb. daughter, was born to Mr. and Mrs. John E. PETERS in Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville, Ill. on Jan. 9. The mother is the former Miss Helen BALLANCE. Mother and Babe are doing nicely and that goes for grandpa and grandma too. (Signed) J. Lem BALLANCE. For years grandpa has used a cane in connection with his sale cryings but now he feels as though he has to use it all the time. And grandma now has her easy chair close to the fire and spends most of her time knitting.
- Mr. Charles DOOLEN and sister, Mrs. Icy GARRETT, have moved into the home of their sister, the late Hattie ATKINS; Mr. W.R. DOOLEN and family have taken his fathers, Mr. Chas. DOOLENs; and Mr. and Mrs. Louie SULLENS, the home of Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- Gene GARRETT of Villa Grove, Ill. spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- Mr. and Mrs. Corbett FOSTER of Chicago have an 8 lb. daughter, Doris Jean, born Jan. 2. The mother is formerly Miss Bessie BLACK of this city.
Jan. 21, 1932:
- Mr. and Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER were given a farewell party in Champaign. They are moving back to their former home in Kinmundy.
- Gus C. PORTER is in the hospital again to have the break in his leg reset. He is now at Humble Oil Co. in Baytown, Texas.
- Mrs. E.T. CARROLL received a wire Thursday with the announcement of the death of her brother, Rev. Eli CROUSE at Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the time of his death he was a member of the Southern Illinois Conference. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church in Roswell, New Mexico where he had been a pastor some years ago.
- J. Lem BALLANCE of Salem, one of our former townsmen, will seek the Democratic nomination of County Clerk.
- Mrs. W.W. LOWE Jr. returned home in this city Tuesday from St. Anthonys Hospital after undergoing a minor operation.
- Mrs. J.N. VALLOW entered St. Anthonys Hospital Sunday where she has been receiving treatment for tonsilitis.
- Wilson School: On Jan. 19, a double wedding anniversary was celebrated at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred STOCK in Effingham. This was the 17th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. STOCK and the 22nd anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. KLEISS. A big oyster supper was enjoyed by all present after which several of the party attended the Effingham-Kinmundy basketball game.
- Mr. and Mrs. Frank HUMPHREY and Mr. and Mrs. Albert MALINSKY and daughter, Geneva, were in Flora Sunday to help celebrate birthdays of Mrs. HUMPHREY, and Mr. Malinskys father and brother, Wm. MALINSKY and Gus MALINSKY.
- Mr. and Mrs. Tom BALLANCE of North Fork were Sunday guests of Mrs. BALLANCEs mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- Swift School: Miss Rada GARRETT spent Tuesday night with Miss Helen WAINSCOTT.
- Elder School: The Pleasant Grove Aid met with Mr. and Mrs. Lyman WALKINGTON Wednesday. The ladies pieced and quilted a quilt for Mrs. Myrtle YOST and the men gathered corn for Lester.
Jan. 28, 1932:
- 110 students from Kinmundy, which is 50% of the pupils, had perfect attendance for the first semester this year.
- Martha WILLIAMS WHITSON was born near Kinmundy on Jan. 28, 1852 and died in Salem on Jan. 23, 1932. She married James P. WHITSON on Nov. 2, 1871, and they had 9 children, 4 of whom preceded her in death. She leaves 5 children: Mrs. C.I. WILCOX of Chicago; Mrs. James SCHOOLEY of Kinmundy; Harry WHITSON of St. Louis; and Miss Elsie and Marvin of Salem; 1 sister, Mrs. Betty LATSLAW of New Brookly, South Carolina; 1 brother, James WILLIAMS of Kinmundy; 10 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Services were held at the First Christian Church in Salem with interment in Evergreen Cemetery in this city.
- Mr. L.R. DAVIS, aged 82 years, died at his home in Salem Monday after a brief illness. The funeral was held at the Hancock Funeral home in Salem with interment in Evergreen Cemetery in this city. He was the father of Mrs. John HOLT of this city. He spent his boyhood days near Omega, afterwards being engaged in the Mercantile business in this city for several years. For the past 20 years he has been engaged in the Mercantile business in Salem.
- A letter was printed from Tom SCHOENBORN of Sioux Valley Hospital in Cherokee, Iowa.
- Word was received here of the marriage of Mr. Harvey BROWN and Miss Mildred LACEY of Branson, Colo. Mr. BROWN is a former resident of Kinmundy, son of Mrs. Arminda BROWN, and brother of E.E. BROWN of our town.
- Mr. and Mrs. Glenn JOHNSON of Neoga, have a baby son. The mother is the former Miss Florence ARNOLD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.M. ARNOLD of near this city.
- Meadow Branch: Wes ROBB and family spent Saturday evening with the A.J. BAYLIS family.
- Meadow Branch: Pid BASSETT and wife and Clyde GARRETT spent Sunday with the Wes ROBB family.
- Meadow Branch: Several of the youngsters spent Monday evening at the Milton BAYLIS home and helped Mrs. BAYLIS celebrate her birthday.
- Shanghai News: Several from this vicinity attended the charivari for Mr. and Mrs. Forrest DOOLEN at their home last Wednesday night.
- Elder School: Dr. LASWELL of Alma was called to see little David SHAFFER, who has been quite sick the past week with rheumatism.
- Elder School: Mrs. Mary SHAFFER is in St. Marys Hospital in Centralia, where she will soon undergo a surgical operation.
- Omega: Chas. SEEs house caught fire about daylight last Thursday from the flue which was burning out. Quick work by the neighbors put the fire out. A small hole burned in the roof.
- Meacham News: Mr. F.S. HARRIS, Mrs. Wm. HARRIS and daughter, Marilyn, called on Mrs. Edwin HARRELL Wednesday.
- Meacham News: About 20 neighbors gathered at the home of Mr. Tom NEAL and gave Mr. and Mrs. Arthur WEISS a shower. All had a pleasant time.
- Mr. and Mrs. John SESSIONS of Odin are parents of a 9˝ lb. boy named Stephen Wesley. The mother is the former Miss Mona LUCAS. The baby was born in Kinmundy at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Dessie LUCAS.
Feb. 4, 1932:
- Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BASSETT, who reside northwest of this city, are the proud parents of a baby daughter born to them Monday night.
- Mr. Logue COMBS died at the home of his son, Dewey COMBS, on Jan. 31. Services were held at Union Church with interment in Elder Cemetery.
- Mr. Carl BOONE received word Saturday of the death of his brother-in-law, Mr. J.M. NEWT, of Effingham. Mr. BOONE accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Daisy KNABB of St. Louis attended the funeral in Effingham.
- Elizabeth Olive KILLIE, 2nd of 10 children of J.S. and Matilda OSBORNE, was born Oct. 3, 1853 at Vevay, Switzerland Co., Ind., and died at her home in Kinmundy on Jan. 28, 1932. With her parents she moved to Cumberland Co., Ill. in the year 1864. Here she grew to womanhood. She married Mr. Thomas C. KILLIE on Jan. 7, 1871, and they had 4 children, 3 sons and 1 daughter. 1 daughter, Lillian, died in infancy. Her husband died Feb. 5, 1903. She leaves 2 daughter of this city; and one son, F.W. KILLIE of Centralia; a devoted daughter-in-law; the grandchildren: Miss Elizabeth KILLIE of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Amos WHITLOCK and Richard KILLIE of Centralia; the brothers: Mr. L.W. OSBORNE of Farina; Mr. T.C. OSBORNE of Beggs, OK; the sisters, Mrs. J.F. DEMEMICH of St. Elmo; Miss Alice and Ella OSBORNE of Wilmington, Delaware; and the sisters-in-law, Mrs. L.W. OSBORNE, Mrs. T.C. OSBORNE, Mrs. Victoreen OSBORNE, Mrs. Lucinda OSBORNE and Mrs. Martha OSBORNE. She was known to her younger friends as "Mudder Killie". Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Robert Gray DAVIS, son of Gray and Bertha HANNA DAVIS, was born on Sept. 17, 1927 and died Feb. 1, 1932 at a Chicago hospital. "Bobby Gray" was the 4th child of his parents, but the 1st son of his parents and 1st grandson of both the DAVIS and HANNA families. Services were held a the home of J.L. DAVIS. The body was brought to Kinmundy with services held here, and interment in Gray Cemetery, north of town.
- Word was received Tuesday of the death of Mr. Daniel MERRITT at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nellie EAGAN of Champaign. He died suddenly. Funeral and interment were held in Champaign.
- Mr. and Mrs. Eli ROBB and son Wayne, arrived here Thursday with household effects from Ashkum, Ill where they resided the past 2 years. They will make their home on the J. Lem BALLANCE farm, east of town.
- Shanghai: A large crowd attended the kitchen shower of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest DOOLEN Saturday.
- Shanghai: Mr. and Mrs. Claude HANNA, Mr. and Mrs. Walter MILLER, and Mr. and Mrs. Fay CRANDALL visited Friday at the Bert BAILEY home and helped Mr. BAILEY celebrate his birthday.
- Mr. and Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER received the announcement of the birth of the assistant coal manager at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell ALEXANDER in Logansport, Ind. on Jan. 26. He weighed 8˝ lbs. and was named Fred Robert.
- Mr. and Mrs. Fred THOMPSON are parents of a daughter born Feb. 3.
- Mr. John SCOTT received word Saturday of the death of Mr. Henry HARPSTER of near St. Peter. The funeral was held in St. Peter.
- Mr. and Mrs. C.E. WILKINSON of Centralia were helping Mrs. WILKINSONs mother, Mrs. Amelia DENNISON, celebrate her 87th birthday Thursday.
Feb. 11, 1932:
- James W. NOOT, son of John and Mary NOOT, was born in Wilkes Barre, Penn. on Sept. 9, 1874, and died at his home in Effingham on Jan. 29, 1932 of an acute attack of heart trouble. He grew to manhood in Wilkes Barr, at which time he became associated with his father as a commission merchant. In 1897, when 23 years old, he and his sister came with their parents to Illinois locating on a farm south of Kinmundy. In 1898 he married Helen Maude BOONE of Kinmundy, and they had 1 child, Florence Lillian. In 1907 he moved to Effingham. About 10 years ago he formed a partnership with Ernest WENTE in the automobile business known as WENTE-NOOT Motor Co. He held the office of City Commissioner of Public Buildings and Parks for 2 successive terms. His wife died Oct. 10, 1931. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. J.S. BARNES; 2 grandchildren, Joyce and Jimmy; 1 sister, Lillian (Mrs. Henry BROOKS) of New Orleans, La.; and an aged uncle, James NOOT of Wilkes Barr, Penn. Services were held at the Methodist Church in Effingham.
- GARRETT - LENHART: Last Thursday afternoon, Feb. 4, at 4 o'clock at the M.E. Parsonage in this city a very quiet but impressive wedding ceremony was read by the pastor, Rev. E.T. CARROLL, when Miss Freda LENHART became the bride of Mr. Clyde GARRETT. The attendants were Mr. Carl HEADLEY and Miss Irma GARRETT. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LENHART, residing southwest of this city, and a very popular young lady. The groom is the youngest son on Mr. and Mrs. J.W. GARRETT, of the North Fork vicinity, and a prosperous young farmer. This happy couple will make their home on the F.M. ROBB farm, eight miles west of this city. The Express joins their legion of friends in extending hearty congratulations.
- In Shanghai on Feb. 6, a hole was torn in the bow of the U.S. destroyer, Whipple, as it crashed with the British Steamer, Rosalie Moller, 2 miles from Shanghai. Glenn LEE, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. LEE of this city is aboard the U.S. destroyer, Whipple.
- Mr. and Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER were surprised Monday evening when 33 of their neighbors and friends gathered in their home and spent the evening socially. Mrs. THOMS and Mrs. GAMMON gave several selections on the piano. All enjoyed a treat of candy and apples. At a late hour, all departed for their homes being glad that the ALEXANDERs have returned to our little city as permanent residents.
- Meadow Branch (from last week): Wes ROBB and family visited with Thurman ROBB and family Sunday afternoon.
- Meadow Branch: Wes ROBB and family spent Sunday afternoon with Pid BASSETT and family.
- Meadow Branch (from last week): Mrs. Wes ROBB spent part of last week at the Pid BASSETT home helping care for the new baby.
- Omega: Quite a few of the young people attended a surprise party at the Oren ALDERSON home Friday night.
- Swift School: Rada GARRETT spent Sunday night with Mr. and Mrs. Marshall WILLIAMS.
- Swift School: Marshall WILLIAMS, Red WILLIAMS, Selby GARRETT and daughter, Isabelle, spent Sat. evening with Ren WAINSCOTT and wife.
- Mr. and Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD entertained Sunday in honor of their daughters, Mrs. E.E. BROWNs birthday.
Feb. 18, 1932:
- William Robert CLOW, eldest son of the late Wesley M. CLOW and Mrs. Harry MYERS of Beloit, Wis. was held up and shot by a negro in Jacksonville, Fla. on Feb. 3, 1932. He would have been 31 on Feb. 22, and was a prize fighter, spending the winter in Florida training. Services were held in Beloit, Wis. Besides his mother, he leaves 3 sisters: Mrs. Joe POWERS of Cal.; Mrs. Paul FENRICH and Miss Adelaide CLOW of Beloit, Wis.; and 1 brother, Leo CLOW. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley CLOW were residents of this city several years ago.
- Mr. W.W. McCLURE, a former resident of this city, died in the Cairo Hospital on Thursday. He had been stationed at Tamms as a station agent. A few weeks ago he underwent a mastoid operation following an attack of the flu, and was spending a few days with relatives in St. Elmo. He had a relapse and was sent to the Cairo Hospital where he died. Services and interment were in St. Elmo.
- Mr. and Mrs. Paddy GRAY entertained a group of friends and relatives on Friday in honor of the birthdays of Mrs. GRAYs sister, Mrs. Minnie WESLEY of Chicago, and Mrs. Anne ORCUTT of this city. Present were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. ORCUTT, Mrs. Minnie WESLEY, Mr. and Mrs. Louis MULVANY, Mr. and Mrs. Harry SCRUBY, Mr. and Mrs. Gus YERIAN, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde PRUETT, and Mr. and Mrs. Kleon PRUETT and son, Richard.
- BENDER-GARRETT: Friends have learned of the marriage of Mr. Buster BENDER of Alma, Ill. and Miss Lorene GARRETT of near this city. The ceremony was performed in Alma, Tuesday, Feb. 16. Mrs. BENDER is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT, and both she and Mr. BENDER are quite popular among the younger social set. The Express joins their legion of friends in extending hearty congratulations.
- Mr. and Mrs. Loy MORRIS entertained the 3 NELMS families Friday with a musical. The musical members of these families can put on a most entertaining program with vocal and string music interspersed.
- Mr. and Mrs. G.W. NEWELL and Mr. and Mrs. Web ALLEN were in Vandalia Sunday attending the funeral of T.P. (Polk) ATKINSON. He was aged 56 years, and was known as the "poor mans friend". All Vandalia mourns the death of this man, who is said to have always given half of his earnings to the poor.
- A couple of Kinmundy boys are having a fine visit in Chicago. Loue A. NELMS and wife are guests of William J. ROONEY and wife this week. Mr. NELMS has a show playing in Chicago for 3 weeks, and the boys are talking over old times when they went to school in Kinmundy. Mr. NELMS and wife make their home in Brooklyn, New York. They are on their way east having played all the large cities on the Pacific coast, starting in Los Angeles, Cal. and closing in Boston.
- Mr. and Mrs. A.C. DUNLAP were in Champaign Friday attending the funeral of their aunt, the wife of Henry M. DUNLAP. Mrs. Elizabeth DUNLAP was well enough to come down from Chicago for the funeral of her sister-in-law.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ora ATKINS visited with Mrs. ATKINS mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT Sunday.
- Elder School: Miss Rada GARRETT spent Friday night with Miss Helen WANTLAND.
- Mr. and Mrs. Orville DISS and sons, Beryl and Charles, spent Sunday at the D.A. ARNOLD home.
- Mr. J.R. CHEADLE was called to Aurora, Ill. Friday evening by death of his oldest sister, Mrs. Hattie L. KASER. Funeral and interment were held in Dallas City, Ill.
- On Feb. 10 there occurred one of the best debates that have been given at the Booker Literary Society. The question was whether the Railroad should be owned by the government. The affirmative was upheld by James KAGY, Harold SLANE, and Guy PERRY, and the negative by Ben MILLICAN, Zarold LEWIS, and Carl LAMBIRD.
Feb. 25, 1932:
- The body of Mrs. A.D. HEPPERLEY, who died at her home in Scott, Ohio, was taken to Chenoa, Ill. to the home of her mother, Mrs. Mary THRANE. Services and burial were in Chenoa. Anna Louise THRANE was born July 17, 1877 in Kinmundy and moved to Chenoa with her parents in 1900. She married A.D. HEPPERLEY of Chenoa in Dec. 1906, who survives with their son, Delmar. The HEPPERLEYs have lived in Ohio for 18 years. Besides her mother, surviving are: 1 brother, O.P. THRANE of Snyder, Texas; and 1 sister, Miss Bertha THRANE of Chenoa. Mr. and Mrs. THRANE lived for a number of years in Kinmundy, he being a tailor. Mrs. THRANE is in her 81st year.
- Members of the Sunrise Division of the Methodist Ladies Society, and members of Mrs. G.W. NEWELLs Sunday School class entertained in honor of Mrs. NEWELL Thursday at the home of Mrs. E.K. DONOVAN. The surprise was given to celebrate Mrs. NEWELLs birthday.
- Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD celebrated her birthday Sunday with a sumptous dinner at noon. Her sons and daughters were all present: Mr. and Mrs. L.E. GREEN, son, and 2 daughters of Vernon, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. E.E. BROWN, and 3 daughters; Mr. and Mrs. Robb GREEN and 2 sons; and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph FEATHERS, son and daughter.
- Mrs. Fina GARRETT returned home Sunday after a 3 months stay in Wheeling, West Virginia with her daughter, Miss Mable GARRETT.
- Shanghai: Quite a number of relatives came with well filled baskets to the C.W. HANNA home Sunday to celebrate Mr. HANNAs birthday. A list of those attending was listed.
- Mrs. Emma SNELLING and Mr. and Mrs. Wilford SNELLING were guests of Mrs. BABOCK on her birthday Feb. 20. It was a double surprise. For particulars ask Wilford.
- Swift School (from last week): Marshall WILLIAMS and family spent Tuesday at the Selby GARRETT family.
- Swift School (from last week): Miss Lorene GARRETT and Mr. Buster BENDER were married in Salem Tuesday. This vicinity extends heartiest congratulations.
- The friends of Mrs. Hattie COCKRELL will be sorry to hear that she is suffering greatly at this time with the trouble she is having with her eyes. Shes spending the winter with her sister, Mrs. Rudolph SMITH in Farina.
- Mr. and Mrs. Guy BARBEE are parents of a baby daughter born Feb. 17th.
- Swift School: Several from this vicinity attended the kitchen shower at the Selby GARRETT home Saturday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Buster BENDER.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON and Mr. J.T. BROWN went to Valier, Ill. to visit Mr. BROWNs sister and husband, the latter having suffered a paralytic stroke.
- Mrs. Louis ROTAN attended the burial of her cousin, Mr. J. BENNETT in Salem Tuesday. He died in St. Louis at his home.
March 3, 1932:
- Miss Betty BARCROFT entertained a party of Masters and Misses Friday, it being her 6th birthday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Otis CHARLTON celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary at their home Feb. 11. They invited neighbors and friends, of which about 25 or 30 attended. Ice cream and cake were served.
- Jefferson FOGERSON, a prominent resident of Meacham twp. died Feb. 27, at his home 6 miles east of Kinmundy. He was born June 22, 1864 in Omega twp., son of John DePew FOGERSON and his wife, Elizabeth DUNCAN. He was 1 of 8 children, all of whom preceded him in death except 1 brother, Ralph FOGERSON of Rantoul, Ill. When Mr. FOGERSON was 2 years old, the FOGERSON family moved the Meacham twp., where he has lived until the time of his death. On Sept. 5, 1886 he married Matilda Jane SLAGLEY who died Aug. 28, 1910. They had 3 children: Eva May, now Mrs. Fred HANKS of Salem; Grover Allen FOGERSON of Lode, Ill., and LeRoy FOGERSON, residing at the home place in Meacham twp. He leaves 8 grandchildren: Harold and Buren FOGERSON, children of Grover FOGERSON; and Dean, Arline, Louise, Fleeta, Doyle, and Donald HANKS, children of Mrs. Fred HANKS of Salem. He also leaves 12 nieces and nephews: Mrs. Josephine BUCK, daughter of Ralph FOGERSON; Roy, Cecil, Rolly, Fanny, and Chloe POTTER, Mrs. Effie LAMB, Mrs. Myrtle BROAD, and Mrs. Leona KOEBLE, children of Mrs. Margaret POTTER; Ray FOGERSON and Mrs. Effie HARDER, children of Boyd FOGERSON; Clara, Ellis, Thelma, Velma, Brown and Billy, children of Stonewall FOGERSON; and Carl FOGERSON, Mrs. Blance GOSNEY and Mrs. Zella GRAY, children of Jackson FOGERSON. He died at the residence. Music was furnished by the Egyptian Quartet. Interment in Phillips Cemetery.
- Meadow Branch (from last week): Valda SWIFT spent Saturday night with Mildred ROBB.
- Shanghai: Mrs. Icy GARRETT, Mrs. Lewie SULLENS, Mrs. Dow GREEN, Mrs. Ora ATKINS, and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP were recent visitors with Mrs. Emma BALLANCE.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. John BASS.
- Wilson School: About 50 neighbors and friends attended the shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vesta SMITH in honor of the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Bill FOSTER.
March 10, 1932:
- Mary Elizabeth HOLLINSHEAD was born Tippecanoe Co., Ind. near LaFayette on Aug. 4, 1837, and died March 2, 1932 at the home of her son, Louis J. LACEY in Farina. On Feb. 21, 1866 she married Thomas S. LACEY, who died June 6, 1928. They had 2 sons, Howard who died in 1915, and Louis J. LACEY, who with his wife have devoted to the care of their mother. Besides the 2 sons, there came at the age of 7 years, Edith BEARO, now Mrs. Edith NORTON of Champaign to share in the love and care of the LACEYs. Services were held at the M.E. Church in Farina with interment in Elder Cemetery.
- Moses WAINSCOTT, youngest son of Moses and Sarah EARL WAINSCOTT was born in Dupont, Ind. on May 27, 1855. He was from a family of 9 children, his father dying 2 months before he was born. He came to this community when 10 years old, and lived on a farm south of town. He married Miss Sarah COLE of North Fork where they have resided on a farm. They had 3 children: Effie of Springfield; Orie of Chicago; and Ren of Kinmundy. After the death of his wife he married Miss Lucy MORRIS, and they had 2 daughters, Mrs. Grace SPURLIN and Mrs. Elsie REESE, both of Kinmundy. In later years of life he married Mrs. Anna WALLEY of Centralia, and they lived on a farm 3 miles west of Kinmundy. After her death about 2 years ago, he began failing in health and went to live with his son, Ren and family. He died there March 2nd. Services were held at the Christian Church with interment in Sandy Branch Cemetery.
- Mrs. Annie Regina MAUSER, widow of Ewald MAUSER, died in Swartz, La. on Feb. 24. She had been ill several months, death resulting from Brights Disease. She was a native of Newport, Ky. where she was born Feb. 29, 1856, and married Mr. MAUSER in Hawsville, Ky. on Jan. 3, 1883. The couple moved to Monroe, La. a couple of years ago. The following children survive: Mrs. C.H. DUNCAN of Houston, Texas; Mrs. A.J. JACKSON of Kinmundy; H.H. MAUSER of Dallas, Texas; and Jesse J. MAUSER of Swartz, La.
- Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS of Alma, mother of P.G. PULLEN, died Friday. The funeral was at Alma with interment in Alma Cemetery.
- Miss Alta GARRETT of Villa Grove, Ill. spent Saturday and Sunday here at the home of C.I. DOOLEN and Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- Mr. and Mrs. Joe BACKENSTO and Mr. and Mrs. J.N. VALLOW motored to Effingham Sunday and spent the day at the Cliff KELLY home where they helped surprise Mrs. BACKENSTOs mother, Mrs. E.M. PETERS, it being her 80th birthday. In addition to the above named people, Mr. and Mrs. Chas PETERS and Mrs. HOFFMAN of Centralia, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry PETERS, children, and grandchildren of Altamont were present.
- Meacham News: Mr. Jimmie ALDERSON received word Tuesday of the death of his sister, Mrs. Francis HALL of Melrose, Ill.
- There will be no school at Meadow Branch until Friday due to the death of the teachers father, Mr. Melvin HINES, who died suddenly Monday.
- Mr. and Mrs. L.E. GRISSOM, their son and daughter, Louis Earl and Jeanette, motored to Kinmundy Sunday from Farina to help Mr. F.O. GRISSOM celebrate his birthday.
- Sunday, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank NELMS, Mrs. NELMS and her cousin, Mrs. Alice JETT of Sandoval, celebrated their birthdays with a sumptous dinner. Many of their relatives were invited but only a few could come due to extreme cold.
March 17, 1932:
- Marvin METZGER, son of John and Barbara METZGER, was born in St. Clair Co., Ill. on June 21, 1860. When 7 years old, he came with his parents to Marion county and settled on a farm near Kinmundy where he grew to manhood. On Nov. 18, 1885 he married Katherine WOLKENHAUER at Kirkwood, Mo., and they had 5 sons and 2 daughters. The 2 daughters, Alice and Neta, survive him, but the sons died in infancy. Several years were spent on a farm near Kinmundy. Then with his family he moved to Springfield, Ill. where they resided till his wife died, and he was left with 2 motherless daughters. On Aug. 20, 1902 he married Miss Anna SANDHOFER in Kinmundy, and they had 5 children, 4 sons and 1 daughter. 2 sons survive, Victor and Ralph, the others dying in infancy. He again moved his family to a farm near Kinmundy where he lived until about 10 years ago, when he moved to Kinmundy. On Jan. 14, 1931 his wife died, and due to poor health he moved to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed KRAMER of Farina. He died on March 9, 1932. He leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. Ed KRAMER of Farina, and Mrs. Walter LONGHEINRICH of St. Louis; 2 sons, Victor and Ralph at home; 2 brothers, Charles of Kinmundy, and John of St. Louis; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary A. ROBB, and Mrs. Kate BOCKELMAN of Springfield, and Mrs. Jennie STOCK of Kinmundy. 1 brother, Frederick, preceded him in death in 1893, and another in infancy. 9 grandchildren also survive. Services were held at St. Philomenas Catholic Church in Kinmundy.
- Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HAMMER and sons spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BAGOTT and helped them celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, also Mr. BAGOTTs 73rd birthday which is March 15. They had a large golden angel food cake with 50 candles.
- Mrs. Jennie MAHON received a message Friday announcing the death of her brother, Henry ROBB at his home in Charter Oak, Iowa. He was 78 years old. Funeral and interment were in there.
- Mrs. Mattie POWERS ALLMON, age 90, died at the Sanitarium in Salem on Sunday following an operation for appendicitis on Friday. Funeral and interment were held in Salem. Her deceased husband was the late Lewellyn ALLMON, former resident of this city.
- Charles Millard WHEELER, 41, of Cantwell, Mo., lineman, died Monday in St. Marys Hospital in East St. Louis, Ill. from electric shock suffered Sunday while working on high tension lines of the Union Electric Co. near Cahokia. Mrs. Julia HUBERT WHEELER, widow, and 5 children survive. Services were held in Cantwell, and the remains were brought here to Evergreen Cemetery. The widow is the daughter of Mrs. Ella HUBERT. The couple made their home here for several months after they were married.
- William Michael MOTCH, 89, died at his home in Kankakee Saturday after an illness of 6 weeks having suffered a stroke of paralysis. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. where he grew to manhood, and was a veteran of the Civil War in a New York Infantry. After the war he made his home in this city for several years. In 1901 he married Mrs. Mary HERR in Chicago. Besides a wife he is survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Josephine PATTEN of Buffalo, N.Y., and 3 step-children. Services were held in Kankakee with interment in Chicago.
- Mrs. Minnie LUX received a message Saturday announcing the death of her brother-in-law, Mr. Wm. THOMPSON of Oakland, Cal., which occurred Friday night after a heart attack. He was 69 years old. Services and interment were held there. His wife, Mary WADE, died 11 months ago.
- Melvin HINES, eldest son of John and Meddie HINES, was born near Alma on Jan. 31, 1871, and died at his home on March 7, 1932. He married Agnes BALLANCE on Feb. 10, 1895, and they had 9 children, 5 sons and 4 daughters. He leaves a wife, mother and his 5 sons: Carl and Loyd of Alma; Gail of Shipman, Ill., and John of Fort Brady, Mich.; 3 daughters: Mrs. Florence WOOD of Petersburg, Ind.; and Edith and Agnes of Alma. 1 daughter, Elizabeth, died Apr. 7, 1918. He is also survived by his sister, Mrs. Emma PUGH of Patoka, and 4 grandchildren. After being engaged in farming in different localities during his earlier married life, he moved with his family to a farm north of Alma 25 years ago, where he has lived continuously since. Services were held at the M.E. church in Alma with interment in Alma Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. John BASS received a telegram last Wednesday announcing the death of Mrs. Bernice RYAN SEIBERT, which occurred at her home in Syracuse, N.Y. after a stroke on March 5. She was once a resident of this city.
- Burdette SMITH will be running for the Republican nomination for Clerk of the Supreme Court. He is the nephew of John, Frank, and Maurice NELMS of this city, and is now a prominent lawyer in Chicago.
- Mrs. W.A. MAXWELL received a message Wednesday announcing the death of her sister, Mrs. Wm. BATES of Shenandoah, Iowa occurring Tuesday night. She suffered a tumor of the abdomen, which burst a few days ago.
- Mr. Henry VON BEHREN, cashier of the First National Bank of St. Peter, was accidently killed Monday afternoon by a fast Pennsylvania train about 2 miles east of Vandalia. He had made a trip to Vandalia and was on his way back home. He had gone to see a man about insurance. The funeral was held in St. Peter with interment in the St. Peter Cemetery. He had learned the banking business at the First National Bank in this city, and was 52 years old. He leaves a widow, 2 sons, and 2 daughters.
- Omega: Word was received here Saturday of the death of Freeman PHILLIPS of Ellsworth, Ill.
- Omega: See MILLICAN returned to Carbondale to resume his studies at S.I.N.U.
- Elder School: Claude ROSE and Miss Elsie SEE motored to Salem Friday and were married. They will reside on his fathers farm east of here.
- Meadow Branch: Mildred ROBB visited the High School Friday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT spent Wednesday of last week at the Wes ROBB home.
- Birthday Party: Mrs. Icy GARRETT celebrated her birthday anniversary at her home Friday. The birthday dinner was served at noon, and was all and more than anyone could have wished for. The birthday cake was baked by Mrs. W.R. DOOLEN and was a picture when the 65 candles were lighted, burning in love for this dear one for whom the party had assembled to shower their good wishes upon, and wish her many happy returns of the day. Those participating in this happy event were: Mr. and Mrs. Tom BALLANCE, Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP, Mr. and Mrs. Lewie SULLENS, Mr. and Mrs. Dow GREEN, MR. and Mrs. W.R. DOOLEN, and sons, Bennie and Charles Lee, Mrs. Fannie LOWE, and Mr. C.I. DOOLEN.
March 24, 1932:
- Monday afternoon a young cyclone swept across the country and barely missed our city. Centralia and Sandoval received their share of it. It struck in the Brubaker vicinity, coming north and east. The cattle barn of Misses Clara and Hattie SEE was blown down, pinning the stock underneath. On the Ervin PERRY farm a barn was blown down killing a sow. The chimney of the Frank KOLB home was taken as well as several of the windows. E.W. DOOLEN was just coming in from the mail route when his mail wagon overturned, breaking the front glass.
- Mrs. Bernice SEIBERT, 53, of Syracuse, N.Y., was found dead on the floor of her smoke filled house yesterday by her husband, George SEIBERT, when he returned home from work. Food for dinner which she was preparing was burning in pans on the stove. She was a native of Marion, Ohio, living in Syracuse the last 15 years. She leaves a husband, 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Esther E. WEAVER and Mrs. Leona F. REESE of Syracuse, a stepson, George H. SEIBERT of Skaneateles, and an aunt, Mrs. Carrie E. SCHULTZ.
- Tom SCHOENBORN of Cherokee, Iowa is out of the hospital, and a letter from him was printed.
- Chas. I. DOOLEN was wearing a broad smile early Wed. morning. And no wonder as he just received a telegram announcing the birth of a 6˝ lb. daughter at the home of his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Eli DOOLEN in Los Angeles on March 23.
- John B. GARNER celebrated his 78th birthday March 21. He and his wife enjoyed the birthday dinner alone. He has been barbering steadily for the past 56 years. Mr. GARNER was born in a log house near what was then known as Whitson Ford, which was just north of the James BAYLIS farm northwest of town. Soon after his birth his parents moved to this city where he has since resided.
- Mr. and Mrs. Pearl SMITH and sons, Morris and Bobby, and daughter, Vivian, Mr. and Mrs. George CAMPBELL, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford HAWKEY, and Vivian HAWKEY, all of Farina, Mrs. Martha COCKRELL of St. Louis, and Mr. and Mrs. A.E. McCLURE and little daughter Vivian Elaine of Kinmundy, met Sunday with Mrs. Mary HOCKADAY and son, Billy, it being Mrs. HOCKADAYs birthday.
- Meacham: The severe windstorm Monday did a great deal of damage in this neighborhood, but the worst was the falling down of F.S. HARRIS cattle barn on 6 dairy cows. Mr. HARRIS had a narrow escape as he was trying to shut one of the doors when the barn went over.
- Meacham: The home of Mr. Ed and Miss Ruby SHAFFER was unroofed and several buildings on the place demolished in the storm Monday.
- Swift School: Mack ROBB and family spent Sunday with Wes ROBB and family.
March 31, 1932:
- Mrs. Nana L. WILLIAMS died at her home in Salem on Wednesday after suffering heart trouble the past 4 months. The funeral was held from the Masonic Temple in Salem with interment in Evergreen Cemetery in Kinmundy. She was a sister of Dr. H.L. HANNA of this city.
- Mr. and Mrs. E.O. ZIMMER entertained March 30 in honor of their daughters, Miss Arlenes 3rd birthday. Guests included Mr. C.B. FRENCH, Mr. and Mrs. A.E. FRENCH and daughter, Alice. In afternoon Arlene entertained Misses Colleen and Maxine ARNOLD, and Betty BARCROFT.
- Mr. Henry JASPER has been laid up 2 weeks with a broken collar bone and broken rib. His team was hitched to a manure spreader and started up squeezing him against the side of the barn.
- Miss Lora Elsie DOOLEN was home from McKendree College over Easter vacation.
- Elizabeth Ann VALLOW, daughter of George W. and Jane VALLOW, was born in Ohio on Jan. 15, 1863. In early childhood, her parents moved to Indiana and a few years later to Kinmundy, Ill. where she grew to womanhood. The deceased was 1 of 10 children, 3 of whom survive her: Rev. J.L. VALLOW of Colorado Springs, Colo.; E.A. VALLOW of LaJunta, Colo., and Mrs. Matilda MAXWELL of Kinmundy. After completion of her school courses, she taught school around Kinmundy for a few years. On Sept. 21, 1890 she married William H. BATES of Walnut Hill, Ill, and they had 6 children: Mrs. Mary W. COX of near Northboro, Iowa; Mrs. Maude C. SHERMAN of near Shenandoah, Iowa; Mrs. Elsie F. JARVIS of Danville, Ky.; John R. who died in infancy; Geo. M. of Kansas City, Kansas; and W. Earl of Shenandoah, Iowa. She also leaves 15 grandchildren. She died March 12, 1932. The funeral was held at Harding Funeral Home with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
- Henry Luin ROBB was born in Marion Co., Ill. on March 25, 1852. He married Elizabeth Frances FOSTER on Oct. 3, 1872. The young couples parents were neighbors and they were classmates in school. They lived in the neighborhood of their marriage for 9 years. They located in Mills Co., Iowa on a farm, remaining there 24 years. They moved to Woodbury Co., Iowa for 4 years, and then in 1909 moved to Charter Oak, Iowa where they since resided. The celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3, 1931. Mr. ROBB died March 10, 1932. He leaves an aged widow and 7 children: Mrs. Ruth PURCELL of Sac City, Iowa; Daniel P. ROBB of Chicago; Frank ROBB at home; Mrs. Stella SCHELM of Charter Oak, Iowa; Miss Grace ROBB at home; Mrs. Bessie HOESLEY of Timber Lake, S.D.; and Mrs. Eva LAFRENTZ of Charter Oak, Iowa. 2 children preceded their father in death: Bertha who died in infancy; and Mrs. Wilma SPAYDE who died 13 years ago. There are 4 sisters: Mrs. Mary AMAN of Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. Emma CONANT of Springfield, Ill.; Mrs. Jennie MAHAN of Kinmundy, Ill.; and Mrs. Mattie TUCKER of Minneapolis, Minn.; a brother, Cyrus ROBB of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; 7 grandchildren, and 3 granddaughters. Services were held from the home in Charter Oak with interment in Charter Oak Cemetery.
- Dr. and Mrs. P.S. CURRAN of Cleveland, Ohio have twin sons born March 26. The mother is the former Miss Genevieve MORGAN of this city.
- John Robert ROBB, son of Mr. and Mrs. John ROBB, has been confined to his bed for the past week with an internal injury caused by tumbling at school.
April 7, 1932:
- Mrs. Barbara WAIGAND, 78 years old, widow of the late Frank WAIGAND who died last Christmas day, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward GERMAINE, in New Athens. She had been in ill health for some time. She was born in East St. Louis on Jan. 22, 1854, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles WETTER. She married Mr. WAIGAND in Kinmundy on Nov. 28, 1872, and is survived by 5 sons: Charles, Philip and George WAIGAND of Belleville; John WAIGAND of Dowell, Ill.; and Mike WAIGAND of Columbia, Ill.; 3 daughters: Mrs. GERMAINE of New Athens; Mrs. Anna WATSON of St. Louis; and Mrs. Arthur JOLES of Lula, Miss.; 1 sister Mrs. Dora BRENNER of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and 17 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Peters Catherdral with interment in Walnut Hill Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. Lou KING of Champaign stopped off a few hours in Kinmundy Tuesday to visit with the C.B. ROHRBOUGHS. They were on their way to Murphysboro to attend the funeral of Dr. FORSHEE, an uncle of Mr. KING.
- C.I. DOOLEN, Mrs. Icy GARRETT, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP motored to Villa Grove and Champaign and spent the weekend with the Gene GARRETT family and relatives.
- In the Town Meeting and Election, Chas. BOYD won the office of Highway Commissioner with 332 votes to Frank HUMPHREYs 214 votes. In uncontested contests: For Constable - Clyde HANNA with 273 votes; Justice of the Peace - Robbie ROBB - 8 (His name appeared more than anyone as a write-in candidate for J.P. so he was declared elected.); School Trustee - Sam JONES with 320 votes. In Meacham twp., they also had a hot time. Lloyd HANKS defeated Wes ADAMS for Highway Commissioner by 2 votes. In Foster, W.H. JONES bested Roy WILLIAMS for that office. In Alma twp. Virgil SPITLER and Stanford BROOM tied for Highway Commissioner. They will draw straws, but we havent heard the results.
- Swift School: Marshall WILLIAMS and family, and Mack ROBB and family were Saturday evening callers at the Selby GARRETT home.
- Omega: Word was received here Sunday of the death of Amy ROGERS at the Olney Hospital. Services were held at the Christian Church Tuesday.
- Henry R. HALL of Sandoval, with his grandson, H. Dean MERRITT (candidate for Circuit Clerk) of Centralia were Kinmundy business visitors Saturday afternoon. Mr. HALL came to Kinmundy with his parents 78 years ago and can relate much history regarding Kinmundy. He is now 90 years old.
- Meacham News: The neighbors of Mr. Raymond SOLDNER went to his farm and sowed 18 acres of oats Tuesday. Raymond is having very serious trouble with one of his eyes and can not farm.
- Meadow Branch: Centralia visitors Friday were Mrs. Wes ROBB, daughter Mildred, Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS, Lora, Lorraine, and Merl.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Pearl LENHART and Mrs. Neita JOHNSON and little son, Bobby, spent Friday with Mrs. Clyde GARRETT.
- Meadow Branch: Wes ROBB and family, and Lorraine BAYLIS attended a show at Farina Saturday nite.
April 14, 1932:
- James GARRETT of Cranford, N.J. is visiting his mother, Mrs. Fina GARRETT.
- Saturday guests of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. YOUNG were Mr. and Mrs. Ed YOUNG and son of St. Louis, Mrs. Roy GREEN of Farina, and Misses Josephine and Anna YOUNG of LaClede. They were here celebrating the birthday of Mrs. A.J. YOUNG.
- Mrs. Ella Elizabeth HUBERT died Tuesday at the home of her son, H.W. HUBERT, in Centralia at the age of 77 years, 6 months, and 24 days. She was born in Troy, Ind. on Sept. 24, 1854 and made her home a number of years in Kinmundy before moving to Centralia to make her home with her son 3 years ago. Besides the son in Centralia, she leaves 2 other sons, F.O. and George HUBERT, both of Beloit, Wis.; a daughter, Mrs. C.M. WHEELER of Cantwell, Mo.; and a sister Mrs. Willis DANIELS of Strong City, Okla. Services were held at the Catholic Church in this city with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Anna E., daughter of George and Emily BLACKBURN, was born Feb. 3, 1853 in Medora, Ill. and died at her home in this city Apr. 8, 1932. She married John YERIAN in 1881 and they had a son, Gussie A.. She married Wm. H. ORCUTT on April 2, 1890 and they had 2 sons, Edward Forest and George Frederick. She leaves a husband, 3 sons, 5 grandchildren, 3 sisters: Mrs. C. GRAY of Kinmundy, Mrs. Minnie J. WESLEY and Mrs. Effa HALL of Chicago, 1 brother Albert H. BLACKBURN of Webster Grove, Mo. Services were held at the Baptist Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. Sarah Ann SLAGLEY, daughter of Matilda and Ezekial STANBERRY, was born March 19, 1847 and died April 10, 1932. She married John Wesley SLAGLEY, and they had 6 daughters: Matilda FOGERSON, Mary FARRIS, Cora MERRITT, Laura COURSON, and Lou MULVANY of Kinmundy, and Martha BROWN of Chicago. Matilda died in 1910, and Laura died in 1922. She also leaves 22 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the George MERRITT residence with interment in Phillips Cemetery.
- Mr. Chas. VALLOW, Mrs. Riley WILLIAMS, Mrs. James WILLIAMS and sons, Russell and Richard, and Mr. and Mrs. J.N. VALLOW and children motored to OFallon Sunday where they participated in a family reunion at the Herschel VALLOW residence. Mr. and Mrs. Roy GARDNER, and son Kenneth, and Miss Zelma VALLOW of St. Louis, and Mr. Ellis VALLOW and Mr. and Mrs. Jack HALLIDAY of Livingston, Ill. were also present. This was sort of a farewell for Mr. and Mrs. Roy GARDNER and son who will leave for Philadelphia, Penn. this week. Mrs. GARDNER will be remembered here as Miss Mabel VALLOW.
- Results of the School Election:
President: W.E. PRUETT - 249; R.L. INGRAM - 223
Members of the Board: W.W. LOWE - 206; Chas. GAMMON - 358; A.H. MILLER - 269
(GAMMON and MILLER won the seats.)
Member of the Board to fill vacancies: John ROBB -269; L.J. HAMMER - 139
(ROBB was unopposed and HAMMERs name was written in.)
In Young School District: Orville DISS was elected director.
In Sherman Schools: Walter MILLER was elected director.
- Shanghai: Several from here attended the funeral of Chas. MICHEL in Farina Sunday.
- Shanghai: 30 neighbors and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude HANNA Sunday to celebrate birthdays of Mrs. Frank JONES, Mrs. Carroll JONES, Mrs. Emmett GRAY, Mrs. Claude HANNA, Chas. METZGER, Frederic SEE, and Miss Lora Agnes JONES.
- Meacham News: Mr. Ivory NEAL and Miss Doris BAKER of Siloam, Omega Twp., were married Saturday. They will make their home with the grooms parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom NEAL.
- Camp Ground: A large number of young people gathered at the Ace MULVANEY home Sunday and enjoyed singing and playing games.
- Omega: Thurman Kenneth, infant grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred MULVANY, died Friday. Services were held from the home with interment in Phillips Cemetery.
April 21, 1932:
- Anna Bessie CHANCE, daughter of Riley and Mattie CHANCE, was born Feb. 27, 1897 in Carrigan twp. and died at the home of her father and mother in Kinmundy on Apr. 17, 1932. She married Edward AUMILLER Aug. 30, 1919, and they had 6 children, 1 dying in infancy. She was converted at Marshall
Creek Baptist Church on Jan. 10, 1909, uniting with the M.E. Church South, Cubbage Chapel. She leaves a husband, and 5 children: Helen, Margaret, Mildred, Martha, and Vera Pearl; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. CHANCE; 2 brothers, Seymour and Fred CHANCE of Kinmundy; 3 sisters, Mrs. Lily PARKER of Nokomis, Mrs. Mildred TWIGG of Danville and Mrs. Dorothy BOUSMAN of Kinmundy. Services were held at the CHANCE residence with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Much to the surprise of their friends, the announcement was made Sunday of the secret marriage of Mr. Glenn WHITE and Miss Alecia MENDENHALL, which occurred in Covington, Ind. on Jan. 10, 1932. Mr. and Mrs. Vergial MILLER of Salem were the attendants. The bride is the only daughter of C.B. MENDENHALL of this city, and she attended Kinmundy High School until the announcement of her marriage. The groom is the only son of Mrs. Bessie WHITE and has always lived in this city. He graduated from Kinmundy High School in 1930, and was a member of the famed 1930 Basketball District winners. He is employed by F.A. PRUETT and Sons Produce Co. The couple will make their home with the grooms mother.
- Charles B. TSCHUDI, son of Charles B. and Barbara TSCHUDI, was born in St. Clair Co. on Nov. 25, 1852, and died April 14, 1932. He lived a number of places during his lifetime. He moved with his parents when he was about 5 years old to Mo., near St. Louis, and remained there until a young man, when he came to Kinmundy. Later he went to Altus, Oklahoma, then to Texas, then back to Oklahoma until about a year ago when he came back to Kinmundy to make his home with his brother and sister. He was one of 12 children, 7 of whom survive. Services were held at the family residence with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mary L. WHITE was brought here for burial. Mary L. FOX, daughter of Dr. D.J. and Louise McCONICO FOX, was born in Wilcox Co., Ala. on March 1, 1857, and died Apr. 19, 1932 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.E. PRITCHETT in Thomasville, Ala. She married James WHITE on May 23, 1876 in Kinmundy, and he died on Aug. 30, 1895. They had 7 children, 2 preceding her in death. She leaves: 1 brother, C.S. FOX of Kinmundy; 3 daughters: Mrs. Minnie GRIFFIN of Peoria; Mrs. Katherine McLAUGHLIN of Salem; and Mrs. Edythe PRITCHETT of Thomasville, Ala; 2 sons: Howard of Peoria; and Ralph of Champaign; 11 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held in Thomasville, Ala., and the body brought here and laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. H.M. TUCKER and Mrs. Cora CORNELL of this city surprised their friends by motoring to Centralia on April 9, 1932 where they were married. The ceremony was read by Police Magistrate, Robert STOAFER, at the home of Mr. TUCKERs brother-in-law, C.E. ALEXANDER. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander were attendants. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis WILSON of this city, and practically a life long resident of Kinmundy, except for a few years spent in Mattoon. The groom is the proprietor of TUCKERs Drug Store having moved his business here from Edgewood some 6 months ago. The couple will make their home in Mrs. CORNELLs home in the west part of town.
- Owing to the damage done by a fire in the booth of the Lyric Theatre in Farina Tuesday, there will be no more shows until further notice. Although tonight, they will have a pony and dog show on the stage. While they are awaiting the necessary repairs, they will install a new screen and replace the old seats with more comfortable ones.
- Elder School: Prayer Meeting at Pleasant Grove on Thursday nights.
- Swift School: Several from here attended the kitchen shower for George FEATHER and wife at the home of Charles FORD.
- Swift School: Mrs. Selby GARRETT, Mrs. Mack ROBB, Mrs. Marvin CONANT, and Mrs. Ren WAINSCOTT assisted Mrs. Marshall WILLIAMS with papering Monday.
- Over the Line: Several relatives held a basket dinner Sunday of last week in honor of Mrs. Edna MAXEYs birthday.
- Wilson School: Last Friday being the close of our school, the patrons gathered there at the noon hour and surprised their teacher, Mrs. Ethel KNISELEY, with a basket dinner. To see the table loaded down with good everything good to eat, one could hardly believe there was such a thing as a "depression". We wish to thank Mr. NELMS for the beautiful Hawaiian music which he rendered. The directors were present and re-employed Mrs. KNISELY to teach our school the coming year.
April 28, 1932:
- Vera Pearl, infant daughter of Edward and Bessie AUMILLER, was born Dec. 5, 1931, and died Apr. 23, 1932. Her mother died April 17, 1932. She leaves a father and 4 little sisters, a grandmother and grandfather. Services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. CHANCE with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Miss Florence JACK entertained Monday with a bunco party in honor of her cousin, Miss Frances BOYD. Much to her surprise, Miss BOYD was showered with many useful and beautiful articles necessary to a home. Prizes at bunco were won by Mrs. James HORTIN, and the Misses Ruth ROHRBOUGH and Ruth BREEN.
- Sarah A. GUISER was born in Bucyrus, Ohio on May 6, 1847, the youngest of 6 children of Mr. and Mrs. William STEPHENSON, all of whom preceded her in death. In about 1865, the family came to Illinois and settled in Kinmundy, where Mrs. GUISER had lived since. In 1897 she married Mathias GUISER. He died 8 years ago. She was taken to her bed on the 14th, and died on Apr. 22, 1932. She is survived by nephews and nieces: Ralph, Ernest, and Charley STEPHENSON, and Grace REDBURN of Martintown, Ill.; Marie GRIFFIN of Momence, Ill.; Lilly HART of Fort Sumner, New Mexico; James STEPHENSON on Bellevedere, Cal.; Howard MARQUIS of Chicago; Will JONES of Belleville, Kan; Grace LAWRENCE of Corvallis, Ore.; Mary PERRY of Laurel, Mont.; Roy STEPHENSON of Decatur; and Floyd STEPHENSON of E. St. Louis. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Amelda Ruth, eldest daughter of Guy and Flossie YOST BARBEE, was born in Kinmundy on Apr. 29, 1920, and died at her home in this city on Apr. 21, 1932. She was attending 5th grade of Kinmundy Public School when she was stricken with her fatal illness last Friday. She leaves her parents; 4 brothers, Roland, Lyle, Wallace, and Calvin; 3 sisters, Dorothy, Margaret and Zola; and grandparents, Mr. Henry YOST of Alma, and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis BARBEE of Kinmundy. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Harry EAGAN has opened a Barber Shop in the ROHRBOUGH Building where the Building and Loan had their office for years.
- Maxey SUGG is improving from an operation that he had in a Chicago Hospital.
- Last Saturday, being Mr. Chas. METZGERs 74th birthday, 45 of his neighbors and friends gathered at his home Sunday to celebrate the occasion. All came with well filled baskets, and after the noon day repast was over, there was enough food left to feed another group the same size. A list of those attending was printed.
- Mr. and Mrs. Frank GARRETT of Mitchell, Ill. were weekend guests of Mrs. GARRETTs parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett JONES.
- Swift School: About 45 relatives and friends gathered at the home of Billie HARVEY Sunday and surprised him, it being his birthday.
May 5, 1932:
- For the first time in over a year, the fire bell sounded Monday, much to the sorrow of Avery BOUGHERS and family, who lost their home and practically all personal effects. From all appearances, it caught fire from the flue.
- Patrick COUGHLIN, a well known farmer residing south and east of this city, died suddenly last Saturday while on his way home from town. He had spent Thursday and Friday nights with his daughter, Mrs. Chester KLINE. He had been suffering from heart trouble and had just received medicine from Dr. MILLER while in town. Arterio Sclerosis was given as the cause of death. P.H. COUGHLIN, a resident of this community for the past 25 years, died April 30, 1932. He was born in Boston, Mass. on Apr. 15, 1854. On Oct. 24, 1893 he married Ellen ROSE of Heyworth, Ill., and they had 5 children: Mr. Hugh COUGHLIN and Mrs. Chester KLINE of this city; Miss Marie COUGHLIN and Mrs. R.C. HILKERT of Chicago; and Mr. Joseph COUGHLIN of Los Angeles, Cal. The widow, 5 children, and a sister, Mrs. A.F. FUNK of Bloomington, survive.
- Mrs. J.H. BASS died suddenly Monday morning at her home in this city. The coroners verdict was that death was due to apoplexy. Eleanor Craig RUSH, daughter of Jackson P. and Eliza THOMAS RUSH, was born Apr. 30, 1859 in Jacksonburg, Ohio,1 of 6 children, 3 girls and 3 boys. 1 sister, Lydia Ann YEAGER of Jacksonburg, Ohio; and 2 brothers, Jackson P. RUSH Jr. of West Middleton, Ohio, and Thos. P. RUSH of Mulberry, Ind., survive her, the parents both dying the same year when Eleanor was 6 years old. She then made her home with her uncle, Thos. P. IMES, who moved to Illinois when she was 8 years old. Then he settled on a farm 2˝ miles south of Kinmundy. She married Frank M. SNELLING on Oct. 14, 1878, and they had 3 children: Lettie, David and Samuel, all of whom survive. She married James Hardin BASS in 1910, who survives. Services were held at the M.E. Church.
- Mrs. Carrie E. SCHULTZ of Camillus, N.Y. writes more about the death of Mrs. Bernice SEIBERT.
- A joint birthday celebration was held May 1 at the home of Rev. and Mrs. L.V. LOVELL in this city, when Mrs. Lilly McCULLEY, Miss Rose Mary LOVELL, and Lloyd LOVELL Jr. were honored guests, these people having birthdays during the past week. 25 were seated to the noon day meal.
- Omega: Wayne SCHOOLEYs, who live in the eastern part of the township, have been quarantined for diptheria. The children are reported as getting along better.
- Wilson School: The Ladies Aid of Pleasant Grove Church met with Mrs. BAGOTT Wednesday afternoon.
- Swift School: Friday, being the last day of school, a crowd of 48 gathered at the school house at the noon hour and surprised the teacher, Miss Rada GARRETT. A sumptuous dinner and pleasant afternoon was enjoyed by all.
- Rev. L.V. LOVELL and S.E. LOWE were in Sandoval Sunday afternoon extending birthday greetings to Mr. Henry HALL on his 90th birthday anniversary.
- Brubaker: A large crowd attended the shower that was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight HELM Saturday night.
- Wm. V. SEVERNS died Apr. 30 at the home of his brother-in-law, Joe HELM near Loogootee, Ill. He was station agent for the C. & E.I. Railroad here some 28 years ago.
May 12, 1932:
- May 7th, friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. HEFLIN to help Mr. HEFLIN celebrate his 80th birthday. A delicious dinner was served at the noon hour.
- A.C. DUNLAP is learning to be an acrobat, but we believe that he has taken his last lesson. Thursday, while building a barn at his home, he tried to turn a flip flop on the scaffolding, or we suppose he did. At any rate the scaffolding broke and let him fall to the ground, injuring his back. The next time, Albert, use a net.
- The school children will receive their last shot of toxoid next Thursday morning.
- Mr. and Mrs. Maurice NELMS received a telephone message Friday announcing the arrival of Otto Maurice, 8˝ lb. boy born at Hammond, Ind. to Mr. and Mrs. Otto CUPPY of that city. The mother is formerly Miss Armilda NELMS. You just cant imagine how high Maurice is stepping now. The neighbors think he has some kind of affliction. One of his neighbors caught him bright and early Saturday morning removing the top from his cistern. He thought he was going to jump in, but all he did was yell "Grandpa" 2 or 3 times, and then close it again. If you find the store locked up for 2 or 3 weeks, you will know Maurie and his wife have gone to Hammond.
- F.M. BASCOM might have suffered a slight stroke Saturday.
- Mr. and Mrs. George NEAVILL are in St. Louis today attending the funeral of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank NEAVILL, who died Tuesday.
- Mrs. Icy GARRETT entertained her 5 daughters and 1 son and their families to dinner Sunday. Mesdames Tom BALLANCE, Ora ATKINS, Dow GREEN, Carl DUNLAP, Lewie SULLENS, and Claude GARRETT accompanied her to Church to witness the Mothers Day Services.
- Omega: Frank BAKER had the misfortune to injure an eye while working at the EMBSER and PICKETT rock crusher last week. He was taken to Centralia Hospital and is getting along nicely at this time.
- Swift School: Ren WAINSCOTT and wife, Selby GARRETT and family, Dale BALLANCE, and Orville FEATHER spent Sunday at the Mack ROBB home.
- Swift School: Selby GARRETT and family, Mack ROBB and family spent Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Sam LOWE.
- Camp Ground: We heard the wedding bells ring Saturday when Gerald WILKINSON and Naomi UPCHURCH were married.
- The funeral of Mr. George LYNCH was held in Salem Saturday.
- Shanghai: Mr. and Mrs. Dode ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. Orville DISS and sons, and Miss Emma ARNOLD of Olney spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. D.A. ARNOLD and family.
- Meadow Branch (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LENHART.
- Miss Ruth ROHRBOUGH and Miss Florence JACK were in Patoka Saturday evening attending the party given by Mrs. SIMCOX in honor of her sister, Miss Dorothy WASSOM, at which time the engagement of Miss WASSOM was announced.
- Revival Meeting at Pleasant Grove: Monday, May the 16th, is the day to remember for you are invited to begin with us in a Revival Meeting on that date at Pleasant Grove Methodist Episcopal Church. There will be services in the evening at 8 oclock. We hope to see you at the church each evening.
May 19, 1932:
- Russell SWIFT was taking Walter GEORGE to Salem last Thursday afternoon where Mr. GEORGE was to receive medical treatment for his limb. When they reached Alma, they collided with a Stutz car going at a high rate of speed driven by Mr. C.M. PEARSON of Champaign. Mr. PEARSON was accompanied by his wife and another couple. Russell escaped with a few cuts and bruises, as did Mr. PEARSON, and the other couple, but Mrs. PEARSON received a broken arm, and Mr. GEORGE had a broken leg and skull fracture. Mr. GEORGE was rushed to Salem Sanitarium and will probably be there for some time yet. He had been having trouble with his afflicted limb over the winter, and this was the limb which was broken. Mr. SWIFTs car was damaged beyond repair. Mr. PEARSON took blame for the accident and is fully insured.
- A letter was printed from Mr. C.E. ANDREWS of Beloit, Wis., former resident of here, who owned a drug store about 50 years ago. He had written Mr. E.C. BARGH.
- The program is being arranged for Memorial Service to be held at Sandy Branch, Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m. Hon. Ward P. HOLT will deliver the address.
- May 16, being the 89th birthday of David HEADLEY, the only Civil War Veteran in Foster twp., all of his children and most of his grandchildren met at the old home on May 15 to help him celebrate. It was an ideal day and at the noon hour, dinner was served cafeteria style, and if anyone quit hungry it was their own fault. The only resident from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Mark HEADLEY of Hardin, Ill.
- A very painful accident befell Robert L. INGRAM yesterday morning. While pouring wheat from a sack into the grinder at the mill, the fingers on his left hand entered the rolls along with the sack. The threw such a load on the machine, it stopped the engine. It was about 15 minutes before his 2 sons, Elwin and Dwight, could release his hand. He was taken to Effingham hospital where it was necessary to removed the first joint of his index finger, and the other 3 fingers as well as part of his hand.
- Mr. and Mrs. Gray DAVIS of Chicago have an 8 lb. son, Charles David, born May 17th. The mother was formerly Miss Bertha HANNA of this city.
- Centralia had a $500,000 fire Sunday destroying 7 buildings.
- Wilson School: E.G. FORD and Harry SMITH of Alma, and Marion SHUFELDT helped Alva WILLIAMS shear his sheep last week.
- Meacham News: Mr. and Mrs. Ed HARRELL called on Mr. and Mrs. F.S. HARRIS Sunday evening.
- Meacham News (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Fenton NEAL are parents of a baby girl born Sunday.
- Meacham News (from last week): Mr. Ruben FULFER and family called on Mr. and Mrs. Glen WELLS Wednesday evening and also called on Mr. and Mrs. Ed HARRELL Saturday evening.
- Shanghai: Mrs. Chas. BLOMBERG entertained a few of the young folks last Wednesday in honor of the birthday of her niece, Miss Edith DISS. Games and contests were held until a late hour, and refreshments were served. Present were: Misses Lora JONES, Nora BRASEL, Nelda GRAY, Frederic SEE, Carl GRAY, Dale BALLANCE, and Kenneth ROBB.
May 26, 1932:
- Franklin Arthur ROGERS was born April 1, 1871 in Omega twp., and died on May 18, 1932 at his home in Kinmundy. On Sept. 25, 1892 he married Lillie M. KAGY. In early life he was a school teacher having taught several years in various schools and surrounding communities. He was later elected to the office of County Treasurer at which time he moved to Salem. He served as Alderman a number of times. During the past 11 years he was bookkeeper at the First National Bank of Kinmundy. He leaves a wife; 2 sons, Herschel of Kell; and Rolla at home; 1 daughter, Mrs. Walter ATKINS of Blandinsville, Ill.; 4 brothers, Giles N. of Iuka; L.D. of Centralia; Rev. Luther of Iuka; L.D. of Wichita, Kansas; and Rev. E.P. of Haven, Kansas; and 6 grandchildren. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Andrew J. FOSTER, son of Henry and Polly FOSTER was born Dec. 29, 1839 near Carlyle, and when still quite a young man he came to Marion county. In 1861 he served as soldier in the Civil War. He married Mary V. DOOLEN of Kinmundy on Oct. 4, 1866. They had 5 sons and 3 daughters. 3 sons and 1 daughter preceded him in death. He and his wife were married over 65 years. She survives along with 2 daughters, Mrs. Anna TOMILSON of Salem; and Mrs. Etta DARDEN of Little Rock, Ark.; 2 sons, Orville and Clyde of Chicago; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He died May 20, 1932. Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Miss Florence STORRS has received word of the death of Wm. Presley HUNTER, who died at his home near Covington, Ind. The widow will be remembered here as Miss Susie DAVIS.
- Mrs. Helen CARD, Chief Clerk of the Chamber of Commerce for 10 years, died at her home in San Antonio, Texas on May 13th. She was born Oct. 6, 1899 at Kinmundy, Ill., daughter of W.H. MEEKS of San Antonio, Texas. She leaves 2 sisters, Mrs. Lois POWERS of San Antonio, and Mrs. George STORMENT of Edna, Texas; 2 brothers, G.P. MEEKS of San Antonio, and D.S. MEEKS of Port Arthur, Texas. She will be remembered in Kinmundy as Miss Helen MEEKS who attended Kinmundy schools.
- Mr. and Mrs. Joy FIELDS have moved to the Frances CRAIG property and opened lunchroom for the benefit of the traveling public.
- Elder School: P.M. ROSE and Chas. WANTLAND received the message that their nephew, Douglas WANTLAND, was married on May 15, 1932.
- Shanghai: Last Wednesday night about 60 neighbors and friends gathered at the home of Chas. BLOMBERG to celebrate his birthday. This was very much a surprise to Mr. BLOMBERG. At a late hour lunch was served.
- Shanghai: On Saturday night a large crowd gathered at the home of Mr. Chas. METZGER and gave her a delightful surprise in honor of her birthday.
- Omega: A Revival meeting is in progress at the Pleasant Grove Church, west of here, this week.
- Brubaker: A large crowd attended the Revival Meeting at Pleasant Grove Sunday night.
- Brubaker: Mrs. Clyde HEISTAND entertained the Pleasant Grove Ladies Aid last Wednesday with most members and several guests present.
- Alma High School had commencement exercises May 20 with O.M. CORBELL, principal at Centralia H.S. as the speaker. Members of the graduating class were: Rhea PURCELL, Marie SLAGLEY, Bernice WIKENAUSER, Lavange BROOM, and Clarine JEZEK. Mr. J.S. KNISELY was the Superintendent at Alma Schools this past year.
- About 40 guests surprised Rev. and Mrs. L.V. LOVELL last Thursday by gathering at their home for a farewell party. They will make their home in Sandoval.
- The annual Kinmundy High School Commencement was held last evening.
June 2, 1932:
- A splendid program was given in Evergreen Cemetery Monday. Details were written in the article.
- Your editor, with J.T. ARNOLD and Mr. Harry MAXEY of Alma, motored to Springfield where they attended the Republican State Convention. Ex-Governor SMALL stated if he was elected, he would sign any bill that was passed by the legislature regarding prohibition and was approved by the people. He stated he always had been dry and was still dry as far he was individually concerned, but if the people wanted it wet, he was with the people.
- Mr. Fred HOGA, local section foreman for C. & E.I., met with misfortune Saturday while patrolling the track. He was on his motor car which left the rails on the John MILLER trestle north of town. He was knocked unconscious, and was found by Mr. John MILLER who just happened to cross his field to talk with Harvey HANNA, who was working on the east side of the tracks. He received a broken nose and the flesh was torn from his arm.
- George "Curly" MAIER, a well known Thomasboro youth, was instantly killed Saturday when the car he was driving collided with a heavy General Motors truck 1 mile south of Tolono. MAIER was on his way to Thomasboro after having taken his fiancé, Mis Marcelline PRUETT, to her home in Kinmundy. Miss PRUETT, a secretary at Chanute Field, had gone to Kinmundy to spend the weekend with her parents. Apparently MAIER fell asleep while driving his car. Identity took 2 hours as he was carrying no papers, and the body was crushed beyond recognition. George Francis MAIER was born in Thomasboro on Feb. 23, 1906, son of Jacob and Minnie MAIER. The father died in 1917. He is survived by his mother; and sisters and brothers: Mrs. Earl GRIMM, Mrs. Herbert IRLE, J.C. MAIER, Ed MAIER, Mike MAIER, and Bernard MAIER, all of Thomasboro, and Fred MAIER of Arcola. Burial was in St. Elizabeths Catholic Church Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. C.R. KENNINGTON of Chicago were here over the weekend visiting their son, Charles Robert, Jr., and celebrated his 4th(?) birthday. They also visited Mrs. KENNINGTONs parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. DOOLEN.
- Miss Florence DOOLEN of Salem spent Sunday and Monday here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. ROBB.
- Mr. and Mrs. O.E. GARRETT and Mrs. Chas. LARKIN and son, Arthur, of Chicago spent the weekend here at the Mrs. Fina GARRETT and A.H. MILLER homes.
June 9, 1932:
- Ray ZARLINGTONs Comedians are playing here this week in the city park. They have a clean show and will be here all week.
- Miss Blanch MORFEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. MORFEY, and Gene ALEXANDER, both of Champaign, were married May 29, 1932. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Clifford CAMPBELL of Champaign. The bride graduated from Champaign H.S. in 1931. The groom graduated from the High School in 1930. He is employed in the United Cigar Store, and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER formerly of Champaign who now live in Kinmundy. The couple will reside in Champaign.
- The announcement was made of the marriage of Paul G. HANNA of this city to Miss Alice TELFORD of Cartter. They were married in Pinckneyville in Jan. 1932. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur TELFORD of Cartter, Ill, and is a school teacher, and recently closed the term in Villa Grove Schools. The groom is son of Dr. H.L. HANNA of this city, and is employed by a construction company at New Harmony, Ind.
- Mr. Frank E. JONES has been employed as bookkeeper at the First National Bank owing to the vacancy created by the death of Mr. Frank ROGERS.
- Foster Township Sunday School Convention: Following is the program of the Foster Township Sunday School Convention and Homecoming at Sandy Branch for Sunday, June 12, 1932.
10:00 A.M. - Union Sunday School in Charge of Township President
11:00 A.M. - Preaching by Rev. M. JACKSON
12:00 Noon - Basket Dinner preceded by a prayer by Rev. J.M. SMITH
2:00 P.M. - Song by the congregation led by Cyrus ARNOLD
Prayer, F.B. BALLANCE
Duet by Mary Jane WILLIAMS and Lois McNICHOL
Song - Roberta and Junior ARNOLD
Song - Roy and Gail GARRETT
Song - Shanghai Trio
Drill by Given Chapel Children
Vocal Solo - Cleveland RIPPY
Talk on Childrens Work: Mrs. Lottie BALLANCE
Duet - Mrs. Etna KNIGHT and Addis WALTON
Song - Lois McNICOL and Mary Jane WILLIAMS
Solo - Cleveland RIPPY
Talk - Rev. R.E. WILLIS
Duet - Mrs. Carrye STEPHENS and Mrs. Frank MEADORS
- Swift School (from last week): Kenneth ROBB entertained 12 of his young friends from Shanghai and his Sunday School teacher, Mrs. Mildred HANNA in honor of his 15th birthday. Ice cream and cake were served. Mr. and Mrs. Emmett GRAY and Mr. Claude HANNA, also present.
- Omega: Frank BAKER and Mildred AUMILLER were married in Kinmundy last week. The young folks of this community charivaried them Saturday night at the L.B. BAKER home.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. KELLER went to Carbondale Friday to attend commencement at S.I.N.U., their daughter, Marjorie, being 1 of the graduates.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. C.P. BALKE, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON, and Mr. Robb GREEN and family spent Sunday in Salem at the Glenn ROBB home helping Mrs. Gertrude WADE and Master Keith GREEN celebrate their birthdays.
- Elder School: The Revival Meeting closed at Pleasant Grove Sunday night.
- Elder School: There will be an ice cream supper at Pleasant Grove Church Saturday night, June 11th.
- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Bill CONANT are the parents of a 9 lb. daughter born June 1st.
- Over the Line (from last week): Chas. BURKETT has had several birthday surprises, so that he is rather wary of the day. He expected a party of friends Saturday night but they failed to appear. On Sunday morning however, quite a crowd of his relatives came with well filled baskets. Social chat and music was the past time of the afternoon.
- Meadow Branch (from last week): Lloyd HINES returned home Tuesday from the hospital in Centralia. He was injured when the motor of his car fell on him when he was putting in new front springs. His jawbone was broken in 2 places.
- Miss Elizabeth HOLT returned home Friday from Carbondale where she finished the year as a student at Southern Illinois Normal University.
- Raymond CLINGENPEEL, nephew of the late T.M. SPYKER, a former resident of this community, died at his home in Delphos, Kansas on May 27.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ralph FEATHER are parents of a 10 lb. daughter born June 5.
June 16, 1932:
- Jasper N. JONES, son of Dennis and Rebecca JONES, was born in Omega twp. on April 10, 1867, and died on June 7, 1932. He married Emma McBRATNEY on March 24, 1892, who died the following year. They had 1 daughter. On April 6, 1899 he married Rachel LAWRENCE who also died the following year. They had 1 daughter who died in infancy. On Sept. 27, 1903 he married Susannah CAMPBELL, and they had 8 children, 2 of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife and 7 children: 3 daughters - Mrs. James SONGER of Denver, Colo.; Misses Avis and Ada at home; 4 sons - Paul, Igo, Freddie, and Ernest, all at home; 2 grandsons - James and Dean SONGER of Denver, Colo.; 2 sisters; and 4 brothers. Services were held at the Baptist Church in Meacham twp. with interment at Elder Cemetery.
- Mr. J.C. HEFLIN, better known as "Daddy HEFLIN" suffered a light stroke of paralysis Thursday of last week.
- Mrs. Anna ALLEN fell Tuesday dislocating her shoulder.
- William HESTER, Sr., a prominent fruit grower of Alma, died at his home near that village Sunday morning after being confined to his bed for the last 6 weeks. He had been in failing health the last 2 years. He is survived by 2 sons, William, Jr. and James, both former Kinmundy H.S. students. Services were held at the M.E. Church in Alma. The funeral party then left by motor for Mt. Sterling, Ky. for interment.
- Dr. C.P. STEPHENS has rented the G.W. NEWELL residence and will move here next month to practice medicine. He comes from Sandoval.
- Saturday was rooster day and it brought to town 1528 lbs. of old roosters.
- Wilson School: A good crowd attended the ice cream social at Pleasant Grove Saturday night.
- Mr. and Mrs. J.A. BROOM were in Champaign Monday attending the commencement exercises at the University of Illinois. Their sons, Charles and John Jr., were among the graduates. Both are former graduates of Kinmundy H.S.
- A son, Edward Alexander, Jr. was born June 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Alexander WILCOX of Carthage, Mo. at the home of Mrs. WILCOXs parents, Mr. and Mrs. George WILSON in Clinton, Ill. Mrs. WILCOX is the granddaughter of Mrs. Anna WHITE FROST, and her mother, Mrs. Gail FROST WILSON was born and raised in Kinmundy.
- Miss Louise SPENCER departed for Charleston, Ill. where she will take a 6 weeks course at Eastern State Teachers College.
- Omega: Several from here attended the ice cream supper at Pleasant Grove Saturday night.
- Omega: A big Vaudeville show is here this week showing in the old HULL Store Building.
- Miss Lora DOOLEN is home from McKendree College where she was a student the past year for summer vacation.
June 23, 1932:
- Henry GLUESENKAMP, a well known merchant of St. Peter, died Friday. He had suffered from TB for several years. A few years ago, he took his family and spent a few years in the west where he partially regained his health. He returned to St. Peter, and organized the H. GLUESENKAMP Oil Company. Services were held in St. Peter with interment in St. Peter Cemetery.
- Mr. Sam SHANAFELT, a life long resident of Meacham twp., died Sunday morning after suffering the past few years from cancer. He was 74 years old. Besides his wife, he leaves 3 sons and 3 daughters: Lydia PHILLIPS of Brubaker; Anna PHILLIPS, Earl SHANAFELT, and Jake SHANAFELT of Kinmundy; Eura SHANAFELT of Christopher; and Ota WILLIAMS of Danville. Services were held at the home with interment in Courson Cemetery.
- June 19 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS occurred the marriage of Mr. Wilbur ETCHISON and Miss Mildred ANDERSON, both of Decatur. They were attended by Miss Lois BAYLIS, cousin of the groom, and Mr. Harold HOWELL. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.E. ANDERSON of Decatur. Mr. ETCHISON is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. ETCHISON, also of Decatur, and a nephew of Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS. He is employed by Wabash Railroad Co. The couple will reside in Decatur.
- Mr. and Mrs. W.M. SWIFT entertained at dinner June 19 in honor of the 3rd birthday of their daughter, Barbara. The following relatives enjoyed the occasion: Mr. and Mrs. Sam LOWE, Mr. and Mrs. Dale ARNOLD; Mr. and Mrs. T.A. McCULLEY and family; Rev. L.V. LOVELL and sons; Mrs. Lilly McCULLEY and daughter, Miss Florence; Harold MORRIS, D.A. ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. M.C. SWIFT and son.
- June 18, Miss Frances BOYD became the bride of Mr. Joe ETHERTON of Carbondale at the M.E. Parsonage. The attendants were: Miss Florence JACK, cousin of the bride, and Mr. Glenn BARKSDALE. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles BOYD, and has always resided in Kinmundy. She graduated with the class of 25 from Kinmundy H.S., and later Jr. College of S.I.N.U. The past 4 years she has been a primary teacher at Kinmundy Grade School. The groom is son of Mrs. Lillian ETHERTON of Carbondale, receiving his education at S.I.N.U. He is a most esteemable young man, and is to be congratulated on winning one of Kinmundys lovely daughters for his bride. The couple will reside on a farm near Carbondale.
- Mrs. Josephine McBRYDE HIRSIG died at her home in the Granada Apartments Friday following a heart attack. She was a native of Kinmundy, but had been a resident of Nashville for the last 34 years. Mr. HIRSIG was a well known Nashville man, and a member of HIRSIG-HART Auto Supply Company. He died several years ago. Surviving are 3 sons: Lawrence M. HIRSIG, James W. HIRSIG, and William G. HIRSIG, all of Nashville; 1 sister, Mrs. Curtis B. HALEY of Nashville; and 2 brothers, Richard P. McBRYDE of St. Louis, and R.J. McBRYDE of Chicago. Interment in Mr. Olivet Cemetery.
- Shanghai: Valda SWIFT, Pearl JACKSON, Mildred ROBB, Julia and Lora JONES, and Edith DISS enjoyed the camping party in the WARREN woods Friday night and Saturday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Tom BALLANCE entertained to dinner Sunday: Mrs. Icy GARRETT, Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP, Mr. and Mrs. Lewie SULLENS, Mr. and Mrs. Ora ATKINS, Mr. and Mrs. Dow GREEN, and Mrs. and Mrs. Claude GARRETT.
- Mr. and Mrs. John DYER and family of Laclede, spent Sunday evening with Mrs. Lillie SCHNEIDER and family, and enjoyed ice cream in honor of Mrs. SCHNEIDERs birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Henry JASPER were also callers.
- Mr. and Mrs. Dow GREEN, Mrs. Icy GARRETT, and Kathryn LOWE spent Tuesday afternoon in Salem on business.
- Omega: The body of Mrs. HENNEMAN, a former resident of Omega, was brought here from Galesburg Saturday. A funeral was held at Omega Church with interment in HENNEMAN Cemetery north of Omega.
- Meadow Branch: Ellis JOHNSON, Milton BAYLIS, Wes ROBB and son, Harold, Clifton LEMAY, and Kenneth GOFORTH spent Saturday night at the Okaw river.
- Miss Ruth BREEN entertained guests to a party in honor of Miss Frances BOYD, a soon-to-be-bride.
June 30, 1932:
- Mrs. Jemima EASTMAN, aged 75 years, a resident of our city several years ago, died at the home of her daughter in Walnut Hill, Wednesday of last week. The body was brought here Friday with services at the M.E. Church and interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. William MORRIS was accompanied by his grandson, Gray DAVIS and family, to Chicago Sunday, where he is attending the Democratic National Convention. Uncle Billy has missed only 2 National Conventions in the past 35 years, those being in New York 8 years ago, and Houston 4 years ago. He felt as though the Democrats had some pretty loose boards on their platforms at these last 2 conventions and he just felt it was his duty this year to see that the planks were well nailed.
- A few former Kinmundy people surprised Mrs. Elroy SNELLING in Chicago on her birthday June 22. A pleasant evening was spent playing "Five Hundred". Guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. John ALLEN and son, Earl; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. LARKIN and son, Arthur; Mr. and Mrs. O.E. GARRETT and daughter, Helen; Mr. and Mrs. W.E. HENSLEY and daughter, Mabel; Mrs. Rene EAGAN, and Mr. Hallett SNELLING and son, Elroy.
- Mr. and Mrs. Mel GRAY and family, Mrs. H.G. BYRD, and Mr. and Mrs. R.M. BINGAMAN gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray GEORGE and helped celebrate Miss Elizabeths 16th birthday on June 24. Later 3 gallons of ice cream and 3 angel food cakes were served.
- Mr. and Mrs. E.E. BROWN and daughters spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John ROBB and sons. Mr. and Mrs. ROBB were celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary.
- Wilson School: A large crowd attended Commencement exercises at Pleasant Grove Friday night. A good program was enjoyed by everyone.
- Wilson School: Miss Emogene SHUFELDT of Wilson School won high honors for Alma twp. making an average of 94. County Superintendent CHANCE presented her with a 4 year state scholarship as a reward for her efforts.
- Mr. and Mrs. John SEE of Farina have a new baby daughter born on June 22 weighing 10 lbs.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Carl HINES have a baby boy born June 22.
- Shanghai: Last Sunday, a number of relatives came with well filled baskets to the Shirley LEE home to help celebrate the birthday of Mrs. LEE. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. C.W. HANNA and son, Harvey; Mr. and Mrs. Merle HANKS and son, Davy; Mr. and Mrs. J.M. GRAY and sons; E.H. GRAY and family; Mrs. J.E. BRASEL and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Ross HANNA and son, Duane; and Miss Edith DISS.
- Last Tuesday the Priscillas of Kinmundy came to the home of Mrs. E.G. DILLON and surprised her, it being her birthday.
July 7, 1932:
- Mr. Paul TINSLEY and Miss Muriel MULVANY, both of this city, surprised their many friends when they recently announced their marriage which occurred April 23, 1932 at Anna. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil PLUE served as attendants. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis MULVANEY of this city, and she graduated from Kinmundy H.S. in 1928, and also from Browns Business College in Centralia. Until recently shes been employed as stenographer for the National Insurance Co. at Salem. The groom is son of Mrs. A.H. PLUE of this city. He is a native of St. Louis, but has made his home here for the last year. He is employed by F.A. PRUETT and sons. The couple will make their home in this city.
- On June 20, 1932 in Philadelphia, Penn. occurred the marriage of Miss Muriel Maye CRAIG of Tripp, S.D., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. CRAIG, to Mr. Charles M. MILLER of Philadelphia, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. MILLER of Frankfort, Ky. The bride is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, also attending Chicago Vogue School of Fashion Art, and the Chicago Art Institute. The groom is a graduate of Birmingham Technical in Birmingham, Ala., and is employed as an engineer in Elwell Advertising Co. of Philadelphia. The couple will reside in Philadelphia. The CRAIG family have many friends in Kinmundy.
- Much to the surprise of his many Kinmundy friends, word was received this week announcing the marriage of Fred HOCKADAY and Miss Wilhamein ARMSTRONG. The ceremony occurred March 6, 1932 at Taos, New Mexico. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.E. ARMSTRONG of Alamosa, Colo. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake HOCKADAY of this city. He has been making his home in Alamosa since leaving Kinmundy some 2 years ago. He is at present employed as County Assessor of Alamosa, where the couple will reside.
- Ice Cream Supper: An ice cream supper will be held at Sandy Branch Camp Ground on Friday evening, July 15. The public is invited to attend.
- Wilson School: A family reunion was enjoyed by the Lester VAN SCYOC home July 4th. Those present were: Mrs. Clara BINEGAR and son, and George NEIFT and family of Arthur, Ill., Cal LANE and wife, Early LANE and family, Cecil LANE and family, and Burdette SHAFFER and family.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. John WEISS, Walter, William and Laura WEISS, and Miss Florence REILMAN and Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER attended a birthday surprise given for Mr. Henry JASPER on Sunday.
- Swift School: Eli ROBB and family, Mack ROBB and wife, Fletch COLE and son, George COLE and family, Burdette SWIFT, and Frosty THOMS helped Mrs. Ren WAINSCOTT celebrate her birthday Sunday.
- Swift School: Marvin CONANT and family, and Pid BASSETT and family spent Saturday evening with Mack ROBB and family.
- Mr. and Mrs. Buster BENDER of Alma are the proud parents of a 9˝ lb. baby daughter who made her arrival, Sat. July 2. The mother was formerly Miss Lorene GARRETT.
- Mrs. Gene GARRETT and daughters of Villa Grove spent Saturday here with Mrs. Icy GARRETT and family.
- Miss Kathryn LOWE is visiting at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- W. S. GEORGE went to Salem Tuesday where he entered the Salem Sanitarium. He will have the fibula removed from his right leg. It will be remembered that Walter was on his way to Salem some time ago to see about having this done, when he and Russell SWIFT had their car accident at Alma.
July 14, 1932:
- The young ladies of Miss Kathrine WORMLEYs especial set gave a steak fry in her honor at Bryan Park Monday to speed her on her way as she goes to Washington D.C. for 2 weeks of sight seeing. Monday being the birthday of Miss Alice FRENCH, and thinking the date had been forgotten by her friends, a complete surprise awaited her when the picnic table was set and a birthday cake was placed before her.
- North Fork Club: Mrs. Icy GARRETT was hostess to the North Fork Club Thursday, June 30, with all members present except 3. At the noon hour a potluck dinner was enjoyed very much. The day, being most too warm to quilt, was spent in visiting and piecing quilt blocks for the hostess. Welcome guests included: Mrs. Bert GARRETT, Mrs. Dow GREEN, Mrs. Ora ATKINS and children, Mrs. Lela DUNLAP, Mrs. Dorothy SULLENS, Mrs. W.R. DOOLEN and sons, Kathryn LOWE and Gertrude JONES. After a very pleasant day, we adjourned to meet with Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD, July 21.
- Master David LOWE entertained a few of his neighborhood friends Thursday in honor of his 6th birthday. Cake and ice cream were served.
- East Zion: Jim BASSETT and family visited Jim OSBORNEs Sunday.
- East Zion: Tom GARRETT of the Sandy Branch vicinity, returned to his work in the north Tuesday morning.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Geo. LENHART visited Friday with her daughter, Mrs. Clyde GARRETT.
- Several young people of Farina, Kinmundy and Alma were out Thursday night to help Reindl BAYLIS celebrate his 21st birthday July 4.
- Mr. and Mrs. Roy JONES and family of Patoka, Mr. and Mrs. Merle JONES and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank GARRETT and family of North Fork, visited Sunday at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett JONES.
- Over the Line: Frank EMBSER and family recently spent 1 evening at the Ellis WILKINSON home. Ellis had the misfortune of getting the end of his finger on his left hand cut off while working with the binder truck. Besides the intense suffering, it necessitated 3 trips to the Sanitarium at Olney.
- Vernon BURKETT, who has recently been appointed as manager of the Booker Baseball team, received a serious injury to his left hand in the game at Salem Sunday when one of their players ran into him. Dr. PHILLIPS of Farina said ligaments were torn loose in his hand and wrist, also a bone in his hand was fractured.
- J.E. CRAIG and family were Sunday dinner guests at J.W. WHITTENBURGs and helped celebrate the birthday of Miriam CLINEBELL, who is spending the summer at the home of her grandparents.
July 21, 1932:
- Thru the efforts of F.O. GRISSOM, a certain gentleman paid Kinmundy a visit and discussed a cheese factory proposition with the businessmen.
- The annual LYNCH family reunion was held in Salem on July 17 made up of the descendants of Charles LYNCH, pioneer, who located in the center of Marion county in 1832 and who came up from North Carolina having stopped a short time in Tennessee. 83 relatives attended the reunion. A list of those attended was included.
- Miss Helen GARRETT of Chicago came Friday to spend 2 weeks with her grandmothers, Mrs. Fina GARRETT and Mrs. Margaret GRAMLEY, and other relatives and friends.
- There will be a Democratic Rally at the Band Stand in Kinmundy on July 23. Among the several noted speakers will be Ward P. HOLT of Salem. The ladies chorus of Salem will furnish the music.
- Shanghai: Miss Mildred ROBB spent Friday night with Lora JONES.
- East Zion News: Alice, Lucille, Lela Mae NICHOLS, and Duane WALKER helped celebrate Roberta ARNOLDs 13th birthday on July 10th. Ice cream and cake were served.
- East Zion News: Mr. and Mrs. Jim OSBORNE and Jim BASSETT and family visited with John GLISPIE and family Sunday.
- East Zion News: Mr. and Mrs. Louis JONES are parents of a new son. He goes by Cecil Lee and was born July 11.
- East Zion News: There was a large crowd at Sandy Branch Friday evening attending the ice cream supper. The Sunday School cleared $13.
- Swift School: Charley ARNOLD and family, Pid BASSETT and family, and Mrs. CONANT spent Sunday with Marvin CONANT and family.
- Meadow Branch: Billy WANTLAND, wife and daughter, Erma, Miss Martha JACKSON, J.R. CHEADLE, C.H. HOWELL and family, Mrs. Ruth COX, the A.J. BAYLIS family enjoyed ice cream and cake at the J.L. McWHIRTER home July 14, it being Mrs. Helens birthday.
- Mrs. Caroline LENHART celebrated her birthday Sunday with a family dinner.
- Meacham News: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL and Mr. and Mrs. John WEISS called on Mr. and Mrs. Charles EHART near Shobonier.
- Meacham News: John BASS and family were among the many friends that helped Bob OUTHOUSE celebrate his birthday Sunday, it also being their son, Raymonds birthday.
- John CONANT left Monday for California by bus to attend the Olympic games in Los Angeles, Cal. He will visit his 2 sisters and their husbands, Mr. and Mrs. G.M. LOWE, and Mr. and Mrs. George STEWART, while in California.
July 28, 1932:
- Robert C. WILKINSON, son of John and Sarah WILKINSON, was born Apr. 9, 1861 in Mulesburg, Ky., and died July 22, 1932. He was the youngest of 7 children, having come with his parents to Illinois when but 5 years old. He married Perlina J. ROBERTS on Oct. 30, 1881, and they had 10 children: Frank of Omega; Anna SILLS of Salem; Herbie of Sycamore; James of Omega; Emma CARROLL of Xenia; Willie of Iuka; and Paul at home. 2 daughters preceded him in death. He also leaves 25 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Brown Church with interment in Phillips Cemetery.
- Mrs. A.C. DUNLAP received a message Wed. announcing the death of her uncle, W.A. MATTHEWS of Pinckneyville, Ill. The funeral was held in Odin, his former home. He is the last of the MATTHEWS brothers, who were well known thru out Marion county.
- Mr and Mrs. Louis DIEU and son, Louis Jr., of Collinsville were here Sunday, being entertained by their friends, Mr. and Mrs. E.R. LOWE, Sunday being Nancys birthday. The dinner in her honor was served out at the lake.
- Mrs. Susan D. INMAN, while attending the Reunion Wed., stumbled over a chain surrounding the elephant ring, falling to the ground and breaking both arms just above the wrists.
- Swift: Charles FORD and family were Sunday callers at the Pid BASSETT home.
- Swift: Mrs. Effie WAINSCOTT and son, Harold, Willie WAINSCOTT and family of Springfield, and Truman SPURLIN and family spent Sunday with Ren WAINSCOTT and family. Mrs. Selby GARRETT was an afternoon caller.
- North Fork: Jack GARRETT spent part of last week in Kinmundy with Bennie and Charles Lee DOOLEN.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Monroe LANSFORD announce the arrival of a baby daughter born July 25.
- North Fork: Bertha, Mae, and Louese GREEN spent Tuesday with Monroe LANSFORD and family.
- North Fork: Mrs. Esta ROBB and children, Mrs. Hazel LIVESAY and children, and Mrs. Mamie BASSETT and babe visited last Thursday with their parents, Willie GARRETT and wife.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Buster BENDER and baby daughter visited Saturday night and Sunday with Bert GARRETT and family.
- North Fork: Saturday night a rousing charivari and kitchen shower were given Mr. and Mrs. Bud FEATHER at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John PUFFER. They were married June 25 at Carlyle but the wedding was kept a secret until last week. The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John PUFFER. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Hall FEATHER. Refreshments consisted of homemade ice cream and cake, candy and cigars. Music was furnished by Roy WILLIAMS and his boys.
- East Zion: There is a going to be a picnic at Sandy Branch the 1st Saturday in September.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Emmett JONES of Kinmundy visited Frank GARRETT and family Sunday.
Aug. 4, 1932:
- A meeting of the farmers who are milk producers was held at the K. of P. Hall Monday. Those present expressed their desire for a cheese factory. Mr. Arthur SCHNIDT, the party who intends to establish the factory, was present and explored the proposition.
- Confined to her bed with uremic poisoning for the last 6 weeks, Mrs. Minnie Florence DARDEN, 58, died Thursday at her home in Memphis, Tenn. She was the widow of R.W. DARDEN, who died 6 years ago, and was partner in the DARDEN-SMITH Jewelry Co. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. B.F. LOWE of Kinmundy, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. A.J. SMITH; a son, A.D. DARDEN; and 3 grandchildren: Robert DARDEN, Clara D., and Elizabeth SMITH. Services were held at the Cole WILSON funeral parlors. Burial at Memphis with interment at Memphis Park Cemetery.
- Mr. John SCHOENBORN of Parsons, Kansas, wrote with the news of the death of Mr. H.A. FARTHING, former resident of this city. The letter included the following information: He was born in 1877 in Englewood, Ill., and he worked as a day telegraph operator from 1899-1903 at Ill. Central at Kinmundy, his former home being Farina. For 10 years he was located at Vinita, Okla., later Osage, Okla, and his last work was in the Wichita Falls and Northwestern at Granfield and Tipton, Okla. He had been in the sanitarium for the past 2 years. He died in a sanitarium at San Antonio, Texas on July 25, 1932, and was buried next to his first wife (the former Miss Lulu COCKRELL of Kinmundy) at Vinita, Okla. After his first wife died in 1908, he married a Mrs. Carl BRADLEY of Vinita, Okla., who survives, as well as a daughter, Vinita WHITESIDES, and a granddaughter. There is also 1 brother R.O. FARTHING, and a sister, both Indianapolis, Ind.
- Mrs. Robt. MAXEY, received a notice of the death of her cousin, Mr. Earl HOLMES, aged 42, which occurred at his home in Decatur, Ill. Monday morning. Mr. HOLMES has suffered the past few years with cancer. He was a former resident of this city. Funeral and interment were held in Decatur.
- Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB and children, Miss Darlene COLE, Misses Florence and Anne NOCHMAN, Mrs. Anthony NOCHMAN and daughter, Mr. Julian NOCHMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Milton BAYLIS, Mr. and Mrs. James WICKENHAUSER, Mr. and Mrs. Lester VAN SCYOC and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alva BAYLIS and son, Joe, and Sophia SLOVICK, Harold and Clifton LEMAY, motored to Greendale Lake Sunday morning where they had a picnic. In the afternoon they attended the ball games at Greendale and Iuka, returning home late that evening. They pronounced it a very enjoyable day.
- Mr. and Mrs. W.R. DOOLEN and sons, Mr. C.I. DOOLEN and Mrs. Icy GARRETT, accompanied Burdette WILLIAMS, who had been visiting here in the home of his sister, Mrs. DOOLEN, motored to Thompsonville, Ill. Sunday and spent the day with Mrs. DOOLENs parents, Mr. and Mrs. Riley WILLIAMS and family. Mrs. DOOLEN and sons remained for a more extended visit.
- Miss Helen GARRETT returned to her home in Chicago, Friday after spending 2 weeks with her grandmother, Mrs. Fina GARRETT.
- Mr. and Mrs. Carroll JONES celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Jeanettes, 3rd birthday on July 31. Those attending was listed.
- Shanghai: Marlin DISS, Mr. and Mrs. Pid BASSETT and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Claude HANNA called on G.F. JONES and family Sunday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ray WHITE and daughter of Sandoval were here Sunday at the home of Mr. WHITEs mother, Mrs. Sadie WHITE, Sunday being Mr. WHITEs birthday.
- East Zion News: Sidney BASSETT returned to Texas last Friday.
- East Zion News: Mr. and Mrs. Monroe LANSFORD are parents of a baby girl born July 25 and named Dorris Louise.
- Meadow Branch: Fred Chance, Pid BASSETT, Carroll JONES, and T.E. ROBB and son were business callers at the Otis HINES home Monday.
- North Fork: Bob GREEN and family spent Sunday with Charles FORD and family. John FORD and family were afternoon callers.
- North Fork: Pid BASSETT, wife and daughter, visited Sunday with Clyde GARRETT and wife.
- North Fork: Virgil LIVESAY and family were at Willie GARRETTs Sunday.
- Omega: Mr. and Mrs. Lyman JONES have a baby girl born last week.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ray D. BOSTON of Centralia have a baby daughter, born Aug. 1, and named Edith Sue weighing 6 lbs. The mother is formerly Miss Edith PULLEN of Alma.
- Meacham: Mr. Herbert WILKINSON of Sycamore, and Mrs. Grover FORGERSON of near Paxton, returned to their homes Saturday after attending the funeral of their father, Mr. Robert WILKINSON.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. John WEISS went to Vernon Saturday and Mr. WEISS accompanied Mrs. WEISS brother, Mr. KLEEMAN to the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia, where he will received treatments.
Aug. 11, 1932:
- Kinmundy will have a Cheese Factory, and it will start operation about the 1st of September.
- Mrs. VALLOW, the editors wife, had her tonsils removed at Effingham Hospital.
- Charles Jefferson DISS, son of Frederick and Eliza CLAY DISS, was born Dec. 31, 1860 at Buffalo, N.Y. At the age of 6 weeks he came with his parents to Farina, Ill., and settled on a farm nearby, where he grew to manhood. He came from a family of 3 brothers and 3 sisters, all having died except 1 sister, Mary Ann, who made her home with him and the family for the past year. On Feb. 5, 1891, he married Martha LeEtta HANNA at Effingham, and they had 7 children: Beaulah and Howard at home; Marlin of Center, Colo.; Orville, Lowell, and Nelle of this community; and Lula who died Jan. 14, 1919, leaving a baby daughter, Edith Bernice, 8 month old, who had been cared for in his home as one of his own children. Mr. DISS wife died Jan. 12, 1929. He leaves 4 sons, 2 daughters, 3 daughters-in-law, 2 sons-in-law, 1 sister, Mrs. Mary TRIMBY, and 13 grandchildren. Services were held at the Shanghai Church with interment in Gray Cemetery.
- Mr. Wallace HULTS and Miss Gail HANNA both of this city surprised their many friends by motoring to Carlyle on July 9 where they were married. The bride is daughter of Dr. H.L. HANNA. The groom is son of Mrs. Lydia HULTS. The couple will make their home in this city.
- Mr. Ralph METZGER, formerly of this city, now of Centralia, and Miss Virginia FENDER, also of Centralia, were married Aug. 8 at St. Marys Church in Centralia. The groom is son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin METZGER and made his home in this city until a few years ago when he entered the employ of the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. The couple will make their home in Centralia.
- Some time late Saturday night or early Sunday, thieves broke into the Atlas Tire and Service Station, and stole goods with a value estimated at $150. The station is jointly owned by E.E. BROWN and V.V. BARCROFT. Entrance was gained by breaking a pane of glass above the lock on the east window. The following goods were missing: 10 tires, 6 tubes, 3 cartons of cigarettes, a rack containing 8 quarts of oil and an electric radio.
- On Aug. 4, a large group of relatives and friends enjoyed a potluck supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. HOWELL. Those present were listed.
- Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER entertained several young ladies at their home Friday honoring her daughter, Mrs. Millard H. HART of Champaign, Ill. At the same time several little guests were entertained in honor of Dale ALEXANDERs 7th birthday.
- Elder School: Several from this vicinity attended the surprise dinner given for Mr. J.A. KAGY Sunday at Pleasant Grove Church.
- Meacham: Mrs. Susanna JONES had the misfortune to fall Friday and sprain her wrist badly. Mrs. Chas. KELLER scalded her foot very badly the same day.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. John BASS celebrated their silver wedding anniversary Saturday. They were presented with a 42 piece set of silverware by their daughter, Mrs. J.H. BROOKS of Des Moines, Iowa.
- North Fork News: Pid BASSETT and family spent 1 day last week with Willie GARRETT and wife.
- North Fork News: Bert GARRETT and family visited the Willie GARRETTs Sunday afternoon.
- North Fork News: Ralph FEATHER and family spent Sunday at Bert GARRETTs.
- North Fork News: Dale BALLANCE spent Saturday night with Bill GARRETT.
- North Fork News: Charlie FORD spent Saturday night with his son, Charles and family.
- Swift: Several from this vicinity attended the Arnold Chapel picnic Saturday evening.
- Elder School: Mrs. Lois ALDERSON and Misses Myrle LONNON and Helen WANTLAND called on Mrs. Lyman JONES Saturday to see the new baby girl.
- East Zion: A large crowd attended the League Sunday night. Ruth BASSETT was the leader.
- Mrs. W.R. DOOLENs cousin, Miss Lutie WILLIAMS, of near Patoka died at 21 years of age. She was stricken with a sudden illness Monday afternoon while sitting in the yard with the family and she never regained consciousness, passing away at Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia on Wednesday.
Aug. 18, 1932:
- An Interstate Truck Trailer caught fire on the slab about 2 miles north of this city early Tuesday morning, and was completely burned. The truck was loaded with 200 cases of eggs, several cartons of canned goods, Listerine, toothpaste, candies, etc. Evidently the flat tire ran flat too long and caught fire. Highway patrolman, Guy ARNOLD, sure had a sweet mess in cleaning up the roasted eggs and tin cans.
- W.M. GARNER, 75, suffered a stroke of paralysis Saturday, his whole left side being involved. He went to Villa Grove from Kinmundy about 2 years ago, and was making his home with his daughter, Mrs. J.L. PERRY.
- Frances EVANS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas EVANS, was born in Foster twp., and died at her home in Salem, Ill. on Aug. 15, 1932 at the age of 62 years. She lived the greater part of her life in Foster twp. She married William COLE, and they had 6 children: Pansy ZINDEL of Mowequa, Dora HOUGH of E. St. Louis, Mary WINDERS, and Ella WIMBERLY of Salem, and Fletcher and Geo. of Kinmundy. After the death of Mr. COLE she married William JONES, and they had 1 child, Mrs. Annie HOAG of Salem. After the death of Mr. JONES, she married Martin SPURLIN who with the children; 3 sisters: Mrs. Dosh INMAN of Kinmundy, Mary of Salem; and Agnes of St. Louis; and 2 brothers, John and Rolland of Oklahoma survive. Services were held at Sandy Branch with interment at Sandy Branch Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WILKINSON saw their golden wedding anniversary pass on Aug. 17 without any celebration. A celebration had been planned, but on account of the physical condition of Mrs. WILKINSON who is confined to her bed, it was not held. Their daughter, Mrs. J.R. TELFORD, spent the day with them.
- Mr. Chas. J. DOOLEN is now happy in thought that he passed his 65th milestone last Tuesday. In honor of the occasion, he was entertained to dinner in the home of his son, William. Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT and children were also guests.
- The 8th annual meeting of the descendants of the HASSEBROCK family of 10 children was held in the park at Centralia on Aug. 14. 80 people were present. The day was spent in playing baseball, swimming and other amusements. The same officers were elected for the coming year: Geo. SOLDNER - President; Christ HASSELBROCK - Treas.; and Lydia C. WITTE - Secretary.
- The 26th annual reunion of PARRILL family held at Rose Lake near Iuka on Aug. 14. Many were kept away on account of muddy roads, but a good number was assembled.
- Mr. J.W. HAWKINS of Olney and Miss Thelma BOYD of Kinmundy were married in Lawrenceville, Ill. on Aug. 6. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mel BOYD, and a graduate of Kinmundy H.S. and of the Nurses Training School at Olney Hospital. Mr. HAWKINSs home is in Olney where he is in business.
- Obituary of Mary Isabel GARRETT: Early Thursday morning, August 11, our neighborhood was saddened when the sad news was spread that Isabel GARRETT had passed away. Although she had been seriously ill, her death came as a severe shock to everyone. Mary Isabel, youngest daughter of Selby and Virgie GARRETT, came to bless the family home in Foster township, Sept. 12, 1922, and was wafted back to the angels that sent her on August 11, 1932, at 3:00 A.M. at the family home, aged 9 years, 10 months, and 30 days. Just in the Springtime of her life when that life held such cherished hopes and ambitions, the death angel flitted by and closed the bright eyes and her tiny soul drifted out upon the great ocean of Eternity. Thus we are brought face to face with realization "That in the midst of life we are in death." Isabel was a very obedient child and was the joy of the entire family. She was loved by all her little friends and schoolmates. She enjoyed going to Sunday School and her smiling face was always seen in her class when health permitted. She bore her serious illness with patience, always ready to take her medicine. She will be sadly missed, especially by the dear father and mother of whom she was fond. One sister, Clara, preceded her in death eight years ago. Besides the father and mother, she leaves one brother and three sisters, namely, Tom, Rada, and Lucille, at home, and Mrs. Lorene BENDER of Alma, Ill.; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie GARRETT, and her grandmother, Mrs. Betty NICHOLS; a tiny niece, whom she loved so dearly, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Safe in the arms of Jesus, Safe on His gentle breast, There by His love oer shaded, Sweetly thy soul shall rest. The funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 oclock at Sandy Branch, Rev. Monroe SMITH, officiating. Interment was made in Sandy Branch Cemetery.
- North Fork: Our neighborhood wishes to extend sincere sympathy to Selby GARRETT and family in the loss of their little daughter, Isabel.
- Swift School: This community was deeply grieved Thursday morning when the word spread around that little Isabel GARRETT had passed away. The family has the deepest sympathy of their entire community.
- North Fork: Word was received Monday of the death of Mrs. Francis SPURLIN of Salem, formerly of this neighborhood.
- North Fork: Mrs. Maggie McNICHOLS and Mrs. Hazel LIVESAY were callers at Willie GARRETTs one afternoon last week.
- North Fork: Clyde GARRETT and wife, and Cecil GARRETT, wife, and son ate Sunday dinner at Elvin CONANTs.
- North Fork: Mrs. Vivienne FEATHER and children visited Mrs. Ruby GARRETT and children Sunday afternoon.
- North Fork: Wes ROBB and family, and Daryl ROBB of Salem, enjoyed ice cream at Willie GARRETTs last Wed. night. They also called on Selby GARRETTs.
- North Fork: Bob GREEN and family were callers at Selby GARRETTs Tuesday night.
- North Fork: Maxine SWIFT spent part of this week at the Selby GARRETT home.
- North Fork: Ruby GARRETT and children were guests at the Bill DOOLEN home Tuesday. Dinner was served in honor of their father, C.I. DOOLEN.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB, Mildred and Harold attended the funeral of their little niece and cousin Friday afternoon at Sandy Branch.
- Swift School: Clyde GARRETT and wife, and Cecil GARRETT and family spent Sunday at the Elvin CONANT home.
- A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin WILLIAMS on Aug. 11, weighing 8 lbs. The mother is formerly Miss Mercelline WOLF.
Aug. 25, 1932:
- Virgil ALDERSON, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Loren ALDERSON of Salem died Monday. While visiting Sunday at the home of his uncle, Robert OUTHOUSE who lives north of Kinmundy, he was playing with other children in the hay loft. In sliding down the hay he encountered a pitchfork handle which entered his rectum and ruptured his bowels. He was rushed to the Salem Sanitarium where he died Monday morning. The funeral was held in Salem with interment at Union Cemetery in Meacham twp.
- While helping his father thresh at the Billie MORRIS home last Friday, Charles BLOMBERG, Jr., the 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. BLOMBERG was kicked in the chest by a horse belonging to Mr. SITES, who was hauling bundles. Charles had a dog with him and it is presumed that horse kicked at the dog. "Charley Boy" was laid up for the day.
- Miss Helen MILLER accompanied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. MILLER, had her tonsils removed on Aug. 11 in Effingham. Miss Shirley MILLER accompanied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.K. MILLER, had her tonsils removed Aug. 17 in Effingham. Buddy ROBNETT accompanied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.F. ROBNETT, motored to Salem where he had his tonsils removed Friday.
- James Riley CHANCE, son of Hilary and Lucinda CHANCE, was born Apr. 10, 1866 and died Aug. 21, 1932. He married Mattie E. GRAY on Nov. 9, 1892, and they had 6 children, 2 sons and 4 daughters: Seymour and Fred CHANCE, and Dorothy BOUSEMAN of Kinmundy; Lillie PARKER of Nokomis, Ill.; and Mildred TWIGG of Danville. 1 daughter, Bessie AUMILLER, preceded him in death on Apr. 17, 1932. He leaves a wife, 5 children, 12 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. Mack ROBB and son, Mr. and Mrs. Ren WAINSCOTT and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT and children, Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth HARVEY and son, Mr. and Mrs. George COLE and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher COLE and children, Mr. and Mrs. Loy MORRIS, Mrs. Vera BASSETT and son, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles FORD and children were entertained in the Eli ROBB home Sunday in honor of the birthday anniversaries of Mrs. Selby GARRETT, Mrs. Mack ROBB, Mr. Ren WAINSCOTT, and Mrs. Eli ROBB. A basket dinner was enjoyed at the noon hour. The day was spent in a social way.
- The 5th annual BROWN Reunion was held Aug. 21, 1932 at the Lloyd J. HAMMER home. 63 relatives attended. Ice cream, watermelons, and games and social conversation was enjoyed until the business session was called. Election of officers resulted in Mrs. Wm. BAGOTT being elected President, and Miss Iris BROWN of Farina, Secretary-Treasurer.
- Mr. William GARNER of Villa Grove is no better at this time. Aug. 26 will be his 76th birthday, and his daughter asked for friends and relatives to participate in a card shower for him.
- the 3rd BASS Reunion was held at Kitchell Park in Pana on Aug. 21. Those attending the reunion from Kinmundy were Mr. and Mrs. J.M. BASS and family, and Mr. and Mrs. L.F. RICHARDSON and sons.
- Miss Margaret WARREN of this city was awarded 2nd prize in the subscribers contest held by "The Marion County Democrat". She had her preference of $400 or a Ford car, and she took the $400.
- Wilson School: Mr. and Mrs. Jesse CHARLTON are parents of a 10˝ lb. baby girl born last Thursday.
- East Zion: Mrs. Icy GARRETT spent Saturday night at Orie ATKINS and Sunday at Dow GREENs.
- East Zion: Rob GREEN and wife were callers at Bert GARRETTs Monday evening.
- East Zion: Carroll GARRETT delivered corn to Elvin CONANTs Monday.
- Elder School: Mr. and Mrs. Oren ALDERSON are the parents of a baby girl born Wednesday and named Helen Rogene. Grandpa and Grandma LONNON are wearing broad smiles.
- Miss Florence DOOLEN returned Saturday from Great Bend, Kansas where she had been spending her vacation with her sister and family, Mrs. Martha EDMAN.
Sept. 1, 1932:
- The Kinmundy Cheese Factory began to operate this morning and the honor of delivering the first can of milk to this concern goes to Lewie MULVANEY. Mr. Art SCHMIDT, the owner, and Mr. Lenhard LEWIN, the cheese maker, have been on the job the past few days getting the machinery in shape. The cheese will be sold as "green cheese". That is, it is hauled to Freeport, Ill. as soon as a load is accumulated, and it is sold there to Kraft Phoenix Co., who in turn will cure it out. However, the management informs us that he will supply the local trade with cheese. He states that it is mighty good cheese when its only a few days old.
- The 4th annual reunion of the MAXEY and HARVEY families was held Aug. 28, 1932 at the H.H. MAXEY Grove, north of Salem. A bounteous basket dinner was thoroughly enjoyed at the noon hour. A short business meeting was called. The oldest member of the families present was Mrs. Mary MAXFIELD of Centralia, while the youngest was Helen HARVEY, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde HARVEY of Polo, Ill. A long list of those attending was printed.
- Granville Vernon McHATTON, son of William and Sarah McHATTON, was born in Boone Co., Ky. on July 27, 1864, and died at his home in Kinmundy on Aug. 28, 1932. He married Myrtle WREN in 1894, and they had 1 son, Bert McHATTON, now of Phoenix, Ariz. His wife preceded him in death. On May 6, 1897 he married Mrs. Jennie JONES, and they had 2 daughters: Mrs. Margaret GORDON and Mrs. Mattie PERRY, both of Kinmundy; and 2 sons: Walter McHATTON of Kinmundy, and Henry Lester who died in infancy. Also a step-son, Tom JONES of Kinmundy. He leaves a wife; 5 children; 1 brother, Marion McHATTON of Texas; 1 sister, Mrs. Melissa HULL of Beloit, Kansas; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held at the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Ice Cream Supper: There will be an ice cream supper at Pleasant Grove Church, Alma twp., Sept. 3. Everybody is invited to attend.
- Ben H. CRAIG died suddenly Sunday at his home in Philadelphia, Pa. due to heart trouble. He was born and raised in this city, and was the son of Mrs. Frances CRAIG, who now makes her home in Danville with her son, Charles. He served several years in the navy. After his release, he spent several years here with his mother, and about 14 years ago he took a position on the police force in Philadelphia, a position he held until his death came. Besides his mother, brothers and sisters, he leaves a wife and an 11 year old daughter. His brother, James and family of Centralia left for the funeral in Philadelphia.
- The 2nd annual McGEE family reunion was held Aug. 28 at the Theodore MILLER home in this city. 33 partook of the delicious dinner at the noon hour. A list of those attending was printed.
- M.S. HARVEY the Farina Druggist, has opened the Restaurant and Sundry store recently disposed of by H.M. TUCKER in the State Bank Building.
- The local Republicans will hold a meeting in the American Legion Hall tonight.
- Lewis RICHARDSON received a message of the death of his brother-in-law, Harry HOLLISTER, which occurred in Breckeridge, Texas on Aug. 24. Harry was a former Kinmundy boy growing to manhood here. His father was at one time one of our local druggists. Interment was made in Olney, Texas.
- Sherman: The annual SOLDNER and MILLER reunion was held Sunday at the Wm. SOLDNER home.
- Sherman: Our community extends sympathy to the family of Mr. G.V. McHATTON, who was a life long resident of our community.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON, Mr. and Mrs. John WEISS, Misses Olga and Laura WEISS attended the birthday party of Mr. Wm. SOLDNER and Mr. MILLER Sunday at the home of Mr. SOLDNER west of Kinmundy.
- Over the Line: Mrs. Grace CRAIG entertained about 30 cousins and their families to a sumptous dinner Sunday.
- Shanghai: Mrs. D.A. ARNOLD returned home from Springfield Friday after spending a few days there with her daughter.
- North Fork: Pid BASSETT, wife, and babe spent Sunday with her parents, Willie GARRETT and wife. Afternoon callers were Bert GARRETT and family, and Bill DOOLEN, wife, and sons.
- North Fork: C.I. DOOLEN visited the first of the week at Bert GARRETTs.
- North Fork: About 40 neighbors, relatives and friends gathered at the Mark SWIFT home Sunday and gave him a surprise for his birthday. Those attending was printed.
- North Fork: Charlie FORD and daughter, Tillie and children, were guests at Charles FORDs Sunday. They all spent Sunday evening at John FORDs near Farina.
- Meadow Branch: Milton BAYLIS and wife accompanied Wes ROBB and family to the Fair Thursday.
Sept. 8, 1932:
- Eugene GARRETT Killed in Villa Grove Yards: A great shock was received by the whole community Sunday morning when the news was spread that Eugene GARRETT had been killed the evening before. Mr. Ray MAULDING received the news over the wire at the Kinmundy tower and transmitted it to Mrs. Carl DUNLAP at the telephone office. Mr. and Mrs. DUNLAP, Mrs. Icy GARRETT, and Mrs. Lewie SULLENS left immediately for Villa Grove. Eugene, who had been employed as second trick operator at the tower in the yards at Villa Grove for the past four years, had taken his typewriter from the tower to the roundhouse to be repaired at about 10:45 p.m. and was returning to the tower when he was supposedly knocked down by a switch engine, which ran over him. The engine was going backwards and the crew did not find him until they moved forward again. No one saw the accident. Gene was forty years old on this day and his good wife and two daughters had given him quite a surprise by inviting many of his friends for dinner. The body arrived in Kinmundy Monday evening and was taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT, where the funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10:30, Rev. E.T. CARROLL officiating. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery under the auspices of Kinmundy Lodge No. 398, A.F. & A.M., of which he was a member. OBITUARY: Eugene Urban, son of Theodore and Icy DOOLEN GARRETT, was born in Foster township, Sept. 3, 1892, and passed away in Villa Grove, Ill., Sept. 3, 1932, aged 40 years. He grew to manhood near Kinmundy and at the age of 20, began the sturdy of telegraphy under the guidance of Mr. N.S. SUTTON, of Kinmundy. After studying a short time, he was employed as extra operator by the C. & E.I. railroad co. He soon held a regular position as agent at Neilson, Ill., where he remained for two years. He was transferred to Brubaker where he served as agent for 12 years, and for the past 4 years he has been towerman in the yards at Villa Grove. On October 18, 1915, he was married to Miss Lida ARNOLD, of Salem. To this happy union two daughters were born, Alta Irene and Ada Pauline, who with their mother survive. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT; five sisters, Emma BALLANCE, Minnie ATKINS, Hattie GREEN, Lela DUNLAP, and Dorothy SULLENS, and one brother, Claude, all living in and near Kinmundy. He also leaves a cousin, Mrs. Allie THOMAS, of Alma, who was raised in the GARRETT home. His father and one sister, Mrs. Laura LOWE, preceded him to the Great Beyond. In his home, he was a devoted husband and father, his friends were all who knew him. He was a member of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers and a member of Kinmundy Lodge No. 398, A.F. & A.M.
- Irene Evalee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burdette SHAFFER, was born in Kinmundy on July 19, 1932, and died on Sept. 1, 1932. She took ill Aug. 28 and gradually grew worse. She leaves her father and mother; 2 brothers, Raymond Leo and Marion Eugene; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H.K. LANE, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank SHAFFER. Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. W.H. BREWER received word Thursday afternoon of the death of his daughter, Mrs. Emma MARTIN of Champaign. She had undergone an operation that morning for gallstones. Services and interment were in Champaign.
- Meadow Branch: Reindl BAYLIS has been cutting soybeans for Newt WANTLAND, C.H. HOWELL, Billy WANTLAND, Wes ROBB, and Leslie McWHIRTER.
- Meadow Branch: Andrew NICHOLS received word of the death of his son-in-law, Roy FOSTER of Billings, Montana, which occurred about 3 weeks ago. Mrs. FOSTER was formerly Blanche NICHOLS HEISTAND.
- Mr. and Mrs. Nelson RICE and daughter passed thru Kinmundy to visit friends. It has been 22 years since Mr. RICE disposed of his business in Kinmundy moving to Oklahoma, returning to work as station agent.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER attended the annual SOLDNER reunion held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred COOK.
- East Zion News: Mr. and Mrs. Tom NEAVILLs are visiting his mother, Mrs. Lafe BASSETT.
- East Zion News: Several attended the kitchen shower for Mr. and Mrs. Glen EHRAT Saturday night.
- East Zion News: There will be an ice cream supper at Arnold Chapel on Sept. 10.
- Mr. and Mrs. Chris JASPER have a 6˝ lb. son born Sept. 6.
- While Mrs. Edwin YUND was attending Church services Aug. 28, Mr. and Mrs. Merida LAPE and children, Mr. Louis LAPE, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest LAPE, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth BROWN, Mr. and Mrs. Orville LAPE and children, and Mrs. Fannie BROWN and 2 children, all of the St. Paul vicinity came with well filled baskets to celebrate her birthday. The jolly crowd then went to the city park for their picnic.
- E.G. FORD of Alma was here Thursday on business.
- Mr. and Mrs. Lee ROBB of Pana stopped in Kinmundy Sunday while motoring to Centralia to visit their son. Mr. ROBB was born and reared in Kinmundy, but had not been here for 45 years.
Sept. 15, 1932:
- Donald PARRISH was injured Sunday evening when his car overturned on the slab 2 miles west of Salem. Donald was on his way to Sandoval, when he attempted to pass a car, and another car in opposite direction appeared before him. He took to the dirt shoulder and attempted to get back and turned over. An x-ray was taken showing seriously crushed fingers on his left hand. He will have an operation, and either some of the splintered bone will be removed or some of the fingers amputated.
- North Fork Club: Mrs. Dick ATKINS was hostess to the North Fork Club on Thursday, Aug. 25th. Although several members were absent, those present accomplished much in the way of quilting. At the noon hour, a delicious potluck dinner was served to all the members and their husbands. Mrs. Bertha GILISPIE of Vernon, and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. ROBB and daughter were most welcome guests. The club adjourned to meet with Mrs. Frank JONES, Thursday Sept. 29.
- The annual Lewis WILSON family reunion was held Sept. 4 at Bryan Memorial Park. 22 were present.
- Mrs. Etta VALLOW was agreeably surprised Tuesday when Mr. and Mrs. Riley WILLIAMS, Mrs. James WILLIAMS and sons, Russell and Richard, and Mr. and Mrs. J.N. VALLOW and 3 children entered her home with well filled baskets to help her celebrate her 65th birthday. Others at the dinner table included Mr. VALLOW and Audrey.
- Mr. and Mrs. J.L. FERGASON of Indianapolis, Ind. have a baby daughter named Mary Elizabeth. The mother is the former Miss Mary MAXEY of this city.
- Mr. and Mrs. Glenn WHITE have a 10˝ son born Sept. 13 and named Glenn Charles.
- Mrs. P.H. COUGHLIN returned home from Chicago after visiting with her daughter, Miss Marie COUGHLIN and Mrs. R.C. HILKERT. She is also getting acquainted with her new granddaughter, Joan Kathleen HILKERT born Aug. 23.
- Mr. and Mrs. Frank JONES and son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Coy INGRAM of Danville, were in Vernon Sunday attending 62nd wedding anniversary of Mr. JONES parents.
- Mr. and Mrs. Clarence ALDERSON and sons, Leland and Rolland, attended the birthday of Mrs. ALDERSONs youngest brother, near Xenia Sunday. It was also a family reunion at the home place as more than 50 were present.
- Mrs. Icy GARRETT left Monday for Villa Grove where she will spend the week with her daughter-in-law and granddaughters, Mrs. Lida GARRETT and daughters.
- Mr. and Mrs. Bert BAILEY are the parents of a baby boy born to them Sept. 12.
- Sherman: A number of friends and relatives of Mr. Elmer DeWERFF and bride of Chia, gathered at the home of his father, Mr. Harry DeWERFF, and gave them a rousing charivari and kitchen shower.
- North Fork: Willie GARRETT and wife and Junior GARRETT visited Sunday with Frank GARRETT and family.
- North Fork: Pid WILLIAMS and family ate Sunday dinner with Bert GARRETT and family.
- North Fork: Misses Erma GARRETT and Mabel HEADLEY spent Saturday night and Sunday with Clyde GARRETT and wife.
- North Fork: Selby GARRETT and family spent Sunday at Mack ROBBs.
- North Fork: Junior GARRETT spent Saturday night and Sunday with his grandparents, Willie GARRETT and wife.
- An 8˝ lb. daughter was born a the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton RICHARDSON of St. Louis on Sept. 8.
- Elder School: Quite a large crowd attended the home coming at Pleasant Grove Sunday.
Sept. 22, 1932:
- The body of Richard CONANT arrived here Saturday from Denver, Colo. accompanied by his father and mother, and was taken to the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Harriett DeVORE. The 2 brothers, Walter and James, motored here. The funeral was held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Richard Smith CONANT, son of George and Florence CONANT, was born in Kinmundy on Nov. 16, 1907, and died Sept. 12, 1932. When he was a young man he contracted tuberculosis and tried to find a cure in many parts of the United States until he died in Denver. He leaves a father, mother, and 2 brothers, Walter and James.
- LINTON, BERRY, and MARTIN have opened undertaking parlors in the Geo. BARGH building. These young men hail from Patoka where they have a like establishment.
- Mrs. Celia BRASEL and daughters, Myrtle and Josephine, and son John gave a dinner for their son and brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. BRASEL of Riverton, Wyoming on Sept. 18. Guests numbered 42 and were children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Mrs. BRASEL. Those attending were listed.
- Miss Lola HAMILTON has opened a beauty parlor in B.J. ROTANs property just east of the I.C. Depot. She had been operating a beauty parlor in St. Elmo until the closing of Hotel Elmo.
- Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER received word Saturday of the serious illness of her granddaughter, Marilyn Ann, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William HUMPHREY of Springfield. The doctor pronounced it diphtheria.
- Mr. Cecil CURRY of this city and Miss Rose PERGL of Alma were married at the home of Rev. SINCLAIR, Baptist Minister in Meacham twp., on Sept. 27. Mr. and Mrs. G.A. YEARIAN were the only attendants. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike PERGL of Alma, and the groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. John CURRY of this city, where he has grown to manhood.
- Meacham: Sunday about 70 relatives and friends came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON and gave them a surprise for their 25th wedding anniversary, which was last Thursday. After a pleasant social hour, their daughter, Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER assisted by Mrs. C.P. BALKE, prepared a luncheon of sandwiches, pickles, cake and ice tea.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George LENHART.
- North Fork: Cleda and Bill GARRETT spent the weekend at home.
- North Fork: Mrs. Esta ROBB, Mrs. Mamie BASSETT and babe, and R.M. ATKINS and wife visited with Willie GARRETT and wife last Thursday.
- North Fork: Orie ATKINS and family spent Sunday afternoon at the Jemes ARNOLD home.
- North Fork: John FORD and family of Alma visited at Charles FORDs Tuesday night.
- East Zion: The community was shocked to hear of the death of John WARREN Thursday night.
- East Zion: Some neighbors helped to celebrate the 80th birthday of Diari OGLESBY Sept. 14.
- East Zion: The community was saddened to hear of the death of Endie CALDWELL Sept. 14.
- Swift School: Mack ROBB and family, and Burdette SWIFT spent Sunday at the Selby GARRETT home.
- Wilson School: Jess CHARLTON and family spent Sunday at Bobby SMITHs. Other relatives and friends were in attendance honoring Mrs. SMITHs 25th birthday.
- Mrs. Ruth COX, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. HOWELL and son, Harold, Mrs. Anna WOOD, Miss Martha JACKSON, Mrs. Edwin YUND and son, Earl, Mrs. Fina GARRETT, Mr. and Mrs. William CHEADLE, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS, Merl REINDL, and Misses Lois and Lorraine started out Sunday morning with well filled baskets intent on going to Macedonias home coming after morning church services, but the shower just at the close of the service made the trip seem impossible and the dinner was enjoyed together in the home of Mrs. GARRETT, after which all wended their way southward to Haveys Point and attended a baptizing. On their return a stop was made in Alma to call on Bro. STOUT, who was there sick. Then home to the chores and back to Mrs. GARRETTs for supper and evening services at the church. All declared this a most enjoyable day. Mrs. Hattie COCKRELL and Mrs. BROWN were afternoon members of the crowd.
Sept. 29, 1932:
- Wm. MORRIS, son of Jesse and Mary MORRIS, was born in Kinmundy twp. on Dec. 25, 1850 on a farm about 7 miles northwest of Kinmundy. Here he grew to manhood. On Oct. 2, 1872 he married Miss Elizabeth HOLT of Arnolds Chapel. He took his bride to live on the farm where he has since resided. They had 5 daughters and 4 sons. 1 daughter died in infancy; a son, Emmett died at the age of 5 years; and a son Jesse, at the age of 17. 60 years ago he professed his faith in Christ at a meeting at Sandy Branch and united with the Church at Arnolds Chapel where he retained his membership. On Apr. 20, 1909 his wife died. On Oct. 6, 1915 he married Mrs. Mary ROBB, who with the following children survive: Margaret DAVIS of Chicago; Mary DOOLEN of Harey; Earl MORRIS of Marshall; Ira C. MORRIS, Esther GEORGE, and Bertha ANDREWS of Kinmundy. He also leaves 21 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and an aged sister, Mrs. Lucy WAINSCOTT. On Monday he suffered a slight heart attack and died Wednesday. Services and interment were held at Sandy Branch Camp Ground.
- Mrs. Minnie GRANT, formerly of this city, died Sunday at her home in Champaign. She was 50 years, 7 months, and 7 days old. The funeral was held in Champaign, with interment in Kinmundy at Evergreen Cemetery. Minnie ROONEY was born in Kinmundy on Feb. 18, 1882, and grew to womanhood here. After leaving Kinmundy she went to Champaign where she married V.H. GRANT, who died Aug. 24, 1921. Surviving are: an uncle, W.W. WILLIAMS of Salem, and a cousin, Mrs. Irl CECIL.
- Miss Helen DICKENS received a telegram Monday morning of the sudden death of her uncle, Mr. George HAYWARD, in Aurora, saying he had died that morning.
- Believed to have been despondent because of poor health, and unable to find employment, Luther WILKE committed suicide Sunday evening near his home at Alma, by shooting himself in the chest. He leaves a wife and 3 small children.
- The annual ROBB reunion held Sunday at Jollywoods Park near Alma. The reunion has always been held nearest the birthday of Mr. F.M. ROBB. The other ROBB family for whom this assemblage of relatives and friends is honored are the brother, R.C. ROBB, and the sister, Mrs. Jeemes ARNOLD, she being unable to attend. There were present 167 relatives and friends. A sumptous dinner was spread at the noon hour. The afternoon was spent by the older people visiting and recalling remembered incidents of other day, and for the younger, there were games, tennis, croquet, and a ball game.
- North Fork News: Virgil LIVESAY and family attended Sunday dinner with her parents, Willie GARRETT and wife. Clyde GARRETT and wife were afternoon callers.
- North Fork News: Mrs. Ruby GARRETT and daughter, Irma, and Miss Mabel HEADLEY were shopping in Centralia one afternoon last week.
- North Fork News: Mr. and Mrs. Willie GARRETT visited Pid BASSETT and wife last Thursday.
- Meacham: Mrs. Chas. MULVANEY died at her home Friday night. The funeral service was held at the Meacham Baptist Church Saturday with interment in Elder Cemetery.
- Wilson School: A kitchen shower was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. CHARLTON last Thursday night for Mr. and Mrs. Everett ALDERSON.
- Omega: Mr. and Mrs. Roy MILLICAN and sons, See and Ralph, and Mr. and Mrs. Lou BAKER attended a surprise dinner Sunday in honor of Hollis BAKERs birthday at Bryan Memorial Park.
- East Zion News: Ruth BASSETT and Roberta ARNOLD spent Sunday afternoon with Nellie Mae JONES.
- East Zion News: Henry BASSETT and wife spent Sunday with Lafe BASSETT and wife.
- East Zion News: Mr. and Mrs. WOODEN are parents of a baby boy born Sept. 24.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS entertained a wiener and marshmallow roast Sunday in honor of the birthdays of Misses Lois and Lorraine.
- Young School: A 10˝ lb. boy was born at the Earl LANE home Sept. 22.
Oct. 6, 1932:
- GARRETT Reunion: Mrs. Icy GARRETT and family motored to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Willie GARRETT, where a GARRETT family reunion was held Sunday. The day being one of those beautiful fall days often experienced in October, long tables were placed on the lawn where the bountiful dinner was served. Ninety-four partook of the dinner and thirty more drove to the home in the afternoon. Of these 120, or more people, nearly all were relatives. Twas a day long to be remembered, and many such a one in the future hoped for.
- Shanghai: Among those who attended the GARRETT Reunion at the Willie GARRETT home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Tom BALLANCE, Mr. and Mrs. Leland BRASEL, Uncle Sam JONES, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank JONES.
- East Zion: A large crowd attended the reunion at Willie GARRETTs Sunday and a fine dinner was served.
- A surprise that was a real surprise was given for Mrs. Fannie LOWE Saturday in honor of her birthday by the North Fork Club.
- Word was received here Friday of the death of Ervin HALSEY, husband of Pauline KELLEY HALSEY, who is a granddaughter of Mrs. Theodore MILLER of this city. The funeral was held in Randolph, Ill.
- Wilson School: On Saturday evening, a surprise masquerade party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alva WILLIAMS in honor of their sons, Pauls 14th birthday. A large crowd was in attendance and games were enjoyed thru out the evening.
- Shanghai: A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Merl HANKS on Sept. 30, and named Ruth Carlyn.
- Shanghai: Frank ARNOLD of Kingsley, Iowa is here visiting his parents, D.A. ARNOLD and family.
- Sherman: Mr. and Mrs. Merle HANKS are parents of a baby girl born Thursday.
- Sherman: Little Leon SIGRIST, while visiting his aunt, Mrs. Walter MILLER, fell and broke his collarbone and dislocated his shoulder. He was taken to the Effingham Clinic.
- Mrs. H.M. FISHER entertained Mr. and Mrs. John MAHAN and daughter, May Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Ray HARGRAVE of Centralia, and Mr. and Mrs. John HOLT and daughter, Miss Elizabeth, Sunday in honor of Mr. FISHERs birthday.
- Mr. and Mrs. John LEE of Urbana have an 11 lb. son who was born Sept. 30 and named Robert Eugene.
Oct. 13, 1932:
- Nelson Hawley LINGENFELTER was born March 13, 1867 in Albion, Ill, son of Rev. and Mrs. V.D. LINGENFELTER. When he was 5 years old the family moved to Kinmundy, where his father was pastor of the local M.E. Church. He completed his studies at McKendree College, and having learned the printing trade, he returned to Kinmundy and purchased "The Kinmundy Express", bringing his father and mother with him. In 1895, he married Jennie Belle FENSTER, daughter of the late George and Mrs. FENSTER and the following year, Launce was born. 3 years later, their twins, Charles and Roy were born, but Charles died a few days later. After residing a short time in St. Louis and Memphis, Nelson moved his family to Oklahoma City, Okla., and associated with the Daily Oklahoman in 1901. He also served in the newspaper business in Sioux City, Iowa, and Frederick, N.C. He died in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 4, and the body was accompanied to this city by Mrs. LINGENFELTER and his son Roy. The funeral was held at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Kate L. SONGER, and interment was in Evergreen Cemetery. He is survived by a widow; 2 sons, Roy of Charlotte, N.C., and Launce and wife, Elaine, of Omaha, Neb.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Belle BEACH of Gozales, Texas; Mrs. Josephine WILLIAMS of Richmond, Mo.; and Mrs. Hattie ORGAN of Chicago.
- Ralph Ervin PERRY was born to Oliver and Belle PERRY in Moultrie Co., Ill. on Nov. 22, 1883, and died at St. Marys Hospital in Centralia on Oct. 9, 1932, following an operation for appendicitis. He married Ella May MULVANEY on Jan. 13, 1904, and they had 4 children, 2 sons and 2 daughters. The wife, 1 son, and 2 daughters, preceded him in death. He married Mary Myrtle MULVANEY on Nov. 4, 1909, and they had 10 children, 6 sons and 4 daughters,1 daughter dying in infancy. He leaves a wife; 7 sons and 3 daughters: Charles, Manford, Lawrence, Harold, Paul, Cleo, Chester, Beulah, Jenice, and Maxine; 1 grandson; his mother, Mrs. Belle PERRY, 1 brother, Albert PERRY; and 3 sisters, Mrs. James DEVINE, Mrs. Grace BRIM, and Mrs. Margaret ROSS. Services were held at Meacham Baptist with interment in Elder Cemetery.
- Mr. John WILSON of this city and Miss Lodema CONANT of northwest of here were married. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Tack CONANT, and has made her home on a farm northwest of this city. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis WILSON of this city.
- Word was received here last Saturday of the death of Mrs. Jack LEMONS of Charleston, Ill., she was mother of Mrs. Horace ASHBY, formerly of this community. The funeral and interment was held in Charleston on Sunday.
- Mrs. Jennie LAWSON died at her home in Chicago on Oct. 7. The remains were accompanied by her only son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene LAWSON, arriving on the I.C. Train on Monday. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Jennie SIMPSON LAWSON was born Apr. 4, 1858 in Canada, and died Oct. 7, 1932 in Chicago. When but a small child, she came with her parents to Kinmundy, and made this place her home for a number of years. In March 1882 she married Richard Franklin LAWSON, and they had 1 son and 1 daughter. Surviving are: a son, Eugene S. LAWSON of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. W.H. LAUGHLIN of Dows, Iowa; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 3 sisters: Mrs. Ella BIVINS of Clayton, New Mexico; Mrs. Martha DEWERT of Everett, Wash.; and Mrs. Elizabeth PARRILL of Evanston, Ill.; and 1 brother, Mr. John T. SIMPSON of Pasadena, Cal.
- Hon. James SMITH of Flora, one of Southern Ill. most able lawyers, died in Odin Sat. night of a heart attack.
- Wilson School: A pleasant birthday surprise was rendered Mrs. Frank KOLB at her home last Sunday by relatives and friends. All came with laden baskets and a sumptous dinner was served. Those attending were: Mrs. Katie HASSLBROCK, Mrs. Elizabeth GERHARDT, Arthur and Walter RICE, all of St. Peter; Wm. MEYER and son, Charles, Marion SHUFELDT and family, Albert MEYER and family, Chris MEYER and family, and Fred KLEISS and family.
- Swift School: Marvin CONANT and family, and Pid BASSETT and baby spent Sunday with Orie ATKINS and family.
- Swift School: Selby GARRETT and family ate Sunday dinner at the George COLE home.
- Last Friday, Mrs. Jennie STOCK was given a very pleasant surprise in honor of her 70th birthday. A delicious oyster supper was served and 3 large birthday cakes. Present were Fred KLEISS, wife and son, Harold, and daughters, Mildred and Helen, Fred Stock, wife, and son Frederick, and daughter Deloras, Arthur STOCK, wife and son Charles, and daughter Shirley Joan, Mrs. Mary KOLB, and daughter Anna, and Mrs. John MERCHANT.
- Last Sunday, Mr. Willie WARREN of Loogootee was happily surprised when 62 of his friends and neighbors and relatives came with well filled baskets to remind him it was his birthday. Dinner was served out of doors cafeteria style. In the afternoon, a program of readings and musical numbers were enjoyed. Those attending were listed.
Oct. 20, 1932:
- Charles W. CRAIG, 57, a veteran of the war against Spain and the Philippine insurrection and a resident of Danville for the past 10 years, died there Friday of heart trouble. Services and interment were at Soldiers Home Hospital. He was born in Kinmundy, son of Joseph and Frances PORTER CRAIG. Surviving are: the mother; 5 brothers, Robert and Eugene of Danville; John of Tripp, S.D.; James of Centralia; and Frank of Chicago; and 2 sisters: Mrs. Jessie CLAYTOR of Danville; and Mrs. Anna GILMORE of Glendale, Ariz. His wife died in 1910 and they had no children.
- On Oct. 18, 1882, John W. BASOM and Miss Laura HULTS were quietly married in the parental home in Alma twp. In the first few years they had 3 boys: Luther, Carl, and Irl, but they welcomed a baby daughter in 1893 named Laura Pearl. In 1904, the small house was replaced by a large commoditious home, where they have since lived. The grandmother died about 20 years ago, and the family circle was broken again on Aug. 19, 1925 when Luther, their oldest son died. He left a wife and 4 children. In vivid contrast to that quiet wedding was the celebration of their golden wedding anniversary held Oct. 16, 1932. A table of 50 feet was spread on the lawn, with a cake weighing 35 pounds, being 3 graduated layers, the lower one 18 inches in diameter. 250 guests enjoyed the sumptous dinner which included 31 plates of chicken, 40 cakes, and pies galore - no evidence of depression there. After dinner, Mr. BENKE of Salem took a picture of the family. Mr. Frank NELMS entertained with music on the guitar, and Mrs. Pearl KLINE with piano music. The couple have reached the ripe old age of 77 and 70 years.
- William, son of Calvin and Jane GARNER, was born in Kinmundy on Aug. 26, 1856, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.L. PERRY in Villa Grove, Ill. on Oct. 11, 1932. He spent the greater part of his life in Kinmundy, 10 years were spent in Kankakee, and the last 2 years in Villa Grove. He was married 6 times and was father of 13 children, who have all preceded him in death except for 4 daughters: Mrs. J.L. PERRY of Villa Grove; Mrs. Ethel WHITEHURST and Mrs. Lola JONES of Wallace, Idaho; and Mrs. Alice FEE of CutBank, Mont. He was a barber of 53 years. Services were held at the Baptist Church here with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Miss Elizabeth HOLT celebrated her birthday by entertaining friends Saturday. The evening was spent in contests and bridge. Mrs. John HOLT, her mother, served refreshments. Guests included: Miss Marcelline PRUETT of Rantoul, Ill.; Miss Dosh NIRIDER of Decatur; Mr. and Mrs. Harold VON BEHREN of Farina; Mr. Earl PENETON of Lafayette, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Loy MORRIS, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn WHITE, Mr. Paul MONICAL, and Mr. Raymond ATKINS.
- Mrs. Hattie COCKRELL in company with her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Randolph SMITH of Farina, and their son and family of Wisconsin, narrowly escaped serious injury last Sunday when their car ran into a ditch. The accident occurred in Trenton, Ill.
- Mrs. M.H. SEE received an announcement of death of her aunt, Mrs. Margaret HARRELL of Alto Pass, Ill., aged 77 years. She was the widow of Anderson HARRELL, who resided here many years ago, and will be remembered by older residents of Alma, Omega, and Meacham.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Effis JOHNSON received the message of the arrival of baby boy at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph CAPRONI in Chicago on Oct. 12.
- Over the Line: 35 relatives came with well filled baskets to the home of Ellis WILKINSON on Oct. 9 to help celebrate his mothers birthday.
- North Fork: About 75 members of Sandy Branch Sunday School surprised W.L. GREEN last Friday night for his birthday. Sandwiches, pickles, pie and coffee were served. Singing was enjoyed by all.
- North Fork: Cleda and Bill GARRETT spent this week at home.
- North Fork: Mrs. Ruby GARRETT and daughter, Irma, Mrs. Lora ARNOLD, and Mrs. Hattie GREEN spent last Thursday in St. Peter.
- North Fork: Misses Mae, Bertha, and Louese GREEN spent Monday afternoon with their sister, Mrs. Myrtle LANSFORD.
Oct. 27, 1932:
- Meadow Branch: Sunday visitors at the W.F. ROBB home were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank GARRETT and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT, Pid BASSETT and family, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett JONES, and Mr. and Mrs. Dick ATKINS.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Clyde GARRETT spent Tuesday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George LENHART.
- Meadow Branch: A daughter was born at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Gail HINES on Oct. 13 and named Helen Edith.
- Camp Ground: Charles FORD and family, Charles FORD Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Robb GREEN and sons, Mrs. WADE, Selby GARRETT and family, George COLE and family, and Forrest THOMS were Sunday evening callers at the Ren WAINSCOTT home.
- Swift: Selby GARRETT, wife and daughter, Rada, Maxine SWIFT, and Sam LOWE and his wife spent Sunday at the Ren WAINSCOTT home.
- East Zion News: Miss Ruth BASSETT spent Sunday afternoon with Roberta ARNOLD.
- Omega: Ed FORD of Alma was here Tuesday morning.
- Meacham (from last week): Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Elgie SWITZER in Farina. Interment was made in Tamaroa, Ill.
- Shanghai: Mr. and Mrs. Dan ARNOLD and Mel GRAY and wife were in Alma Sunday calling on their friends.
- North Fork: Virgil LIVESAY and family visited Sunday with Bert GARRETT and family.
- North Fork: Bert GARRETT and family spent Sunday evening at Orie ARNOLDs.
- Wilson School: William CHARLTON, wife, and daughter and family, of Hoopeston, Ill. spent Saturday night with his brother, J.T. CHARLTON and family. This was the first time in 21 years that the brothers had met.
Nov. 3, 1932:
- The Kinmundy Cheese Factory had another payday Monday. $872.88 was distributed among the farmers. 25 cents per point was paid for the butter fat. They are now receiving about 9000 lbs. of milk daily.
- John J. BROWN, aged 79, of Vandalia, died at his home Tuesday.
- Aunt Mary FOSTER quietly celebrated her 85th birthday in her home in this city Nov. 1st.
- Mrs. Florence SHRIVER entertained the immediate family Sunday in honor of her mother, Mrs. Sadie WHITEs 83rd birthday.
- At the corn husking contest held Saturday afternoon, 1st prize was awarded to Emil MEYER living northwest of town, 2nd to Devon BOYLES of Stevenson twp.; 3rd to Bud FEATHER; and 4th to Glen McCARTY.
- Meadow Branch: A 7˝ lb. boy was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo JOHNSON Monday named Richard Leo.
- East Zion: Orie ATKINS and family, Dow GREEN and family, and Clyde GARRETT and wife spent Sunday with Virgil LIVESAY and family.
- East Zion: The Arnold Chapel Aid Meets at Florence BASSETTs Thursday.
- Meacham: Mr. William LAMBIRD died at his home Friday. Services were held at the home with interment in Phillips Cemetery. He was 78 years old, and had 18 children. Only 6 children survive: Walter and Alva of Decatur; Dee of Farina; and Nora, Goldie, and Roosevelt, at home.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Ruben CRAIG and 2 sons attended the 40th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Joe AUMILLER in Iuka Oct. 23.
- North Fork: Mack ROBB, wife and son, George COLE, wife and daughter, Selby GARRETT, wife and daughter, Rada, Buster BENDER, wife and babe, and Dale BALLANCE spent Saturday evening at Bob GREENs.
- North Fork: Wes ROBB and family, Pid BASSETT, wife and babe, Selby GARRETT, wife and daughter, Rada, and Buster BENDER, wife and babe spent Sunday with Willie GARRETT and wife.
Nov. 10, 1932:
- William Frederick MALINSKY was born in Prenslave, Germany on Jan. 19, 1852, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank HUMPHREY, in Kinmundy on Nov. 4, 1932. He was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Ernistine RIEBOW, who died Jan. 1, 1906, and his 2nd wife, Liza EDWARDS, nee STRAUT, who died on Apr. 10, 1931. His daughter, Mary, and also his son, William, preceded him in death. He leaves 7 children: Mrs. Anne BECKUE of Mason, Ill.; Ernest MALINSKY of Flora; Mrs. M. HUMPHREY of Kinmundy; August MALINSKY of Flora; Mrs. Helen HARMON of Springfield; Albert MALINSKY of Kinmundy; and Frank MALINSKY of Ontario, Canada; also 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; his brother, August MALINSKY, and sister, Minnie DAUMLING of Germany also survive. Services were held at the HUMPHREY home, and the Zion Lutheran Church near Gilmore. Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery in Gilmore.
- Mrs. W.E. BROWN tells us that he helped elect LINCOLN for his 2nd term. He became of age in September and sat on the election board in November and voted for LINCOLN. He has also helped elect every president but 2 since LINCOLN.
- On Oct. 22, Miss Aileen Phyllis FLAHERTY became the bride of Leslie Lee HOWELL in Orland, Calif. The bride is the daughter of John J. FLAHERTY of Orland, Cal., and the groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. HOWELL of El Segundo, Cal.
- Shanghai: Mr. and Mrs. Dan ARNOLD were Sunday visitors with Frank JONES and family.
- Mrs. O.W. GEORGE gave a very fine dinner Sunday to celebrate the birthday of Mrs. C.W. HANNA and Mrs. Mell GRAY, whos birthdays are in November. Those present were: C.W. HANNA, wife and son, Harvey, Mell GRAY and wife, Joe BOYLE and family of Windsor, Glenn BRASEL and family, Alice GEORGE, Carl GRAY and Frederic SEE.
- Over the Line: Lowell BURKETT was pleasantly surprised last Thursday evening when about 25 neighbors and friends came en masque to help celebrate his 21st birthday. On entering the door, the mystic spell of Halloween was obvious, as the masqueraders, both grotesque and humorous, moved thru the rooms intermingling with each other, in the eerie light, symbolic of the Jack-o-lanterns glow. The evening, which was spent in social chat and the playing of games, passed all too soon. At a late hour, refreshments of sandwiches, pumpkin and apple pie, supplemented the hot chocolate. Guests of honor were Lowells "Old Pal" of his high school days, Glenn WHITE and wife.
- North Fork: Frank GARRETT and wife and children spent Sunday afternoon at Willie GARRETTs.
- Sherman: Mr. Cecil SHREFFLER was very pleasantly surprised Sunday when about 35 of his relatives and friends gathered at his home to help celebrate his birthday.
- Sherman: Mr. and Mrs. George BLACK were called to Alma to see their little granddaughter, Katherine BLACK, who had the misfortune of breaking her shoulder.
- Sherman: Mr. Clyde PERRY has returned home from the Government Hospital, where he has been receiving treatment for sciatic rheumatism.
- Meadow Branch: Wes ROBB and family were shopping in Centralia Thursday.
- Meadow Branch: Russell WILLIAMS and wife of Alma called at Leo JOHNSONs Sunday to see the new baby.
- Meadow Branch: Frank JOHNSON and family, and Clyde GARRETT and wife, visited Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LENHART.
- Friday being the 62nd birthday of Mrs. C.H. HOWELL, Mrs. COX planned a little surprise for her by inviting a few of her friends for the evening. "Happy" GETTS and wife, and Mrs. DUGAN of Alma; Leslie McWHIRTER and family, Barney CRAIG and family, S.E. HOWELL and son, Lester, Mrs. Fina GARRETT, Mis Carrie SEE, Wm. CHEADLE and wife, and the A.J. BAYLIS family. Popcorn and candy were served and several joined in singing a number of songs.
- Meacham: Mrs. C.P. BALKE received a letter this past week telling of the marriage of her son, Carroll McCULLOM at Council Bluffs, Mo.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. John WEISS and Miss Bertha called on Mr. and Mrs. Early LANE at the home of Mrs. Izora PERRY, to see the new baby.
- Mr. and Mrs. W.E. HARPER and son, Wilson, motored to Daulgreen, Ill. Wed. to attend the funeral of one of Mr. HARPERs classmates, Mr. Leffie MARTIN.
Nov. 17, 1932:
- A birthday surprise was given Mrs. Wm. CHEADLE on Nov. 9 when M.E. HELM and family, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. HOWELL and son, Harold, Mrs. Ruth COX, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS, Reindl and Lois went to spend the evening with her. Hot dogs, coffee and cake were served.
- Master Jay DOWNEY was host to a party of boys when he recently celebrated his 8th birthday. Guests were Master Johnnie RICHARDSON, Louis SPURLIN, Lenard RUSH, Neil JOHNSON, Arthur BOYD, Bennie DOOLEN, Leon JONES, and Charles Lee DOOLEN. Hot chocolate and chocolate cake were served.
- Mr. and Mrs. Retus GENTRY are parents of a baby daughter born Nov. 13.
- A letter from Elsworth HARVEY of Ridgefarm, Ill. was printed about a "goose party".
- Mr. Sam HENSLEY is confined to the I.O.O.F. Home in Mattoon due to illness.
- Meacham: Monday evening about 50 friends and neighbors drove to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL and surprised them, it being Mrs. HARRELLs birthday. After a social hour, refreshments of cake, pie, sandwiches and coffee were served. The guests departed wishing Mrs. HARRELL many happy returns of the day.
- Meacham: Sunday about 25 relatives and neighbors drove to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman SOLDNER and surprised them, it being their 10th wedding anniversary.
- North Fork: Cleda and Bill GARRETT spent the weekend at home.
- North Fork: Bert GARRETT and family spent Sunday with his parents, Willie GARRETT and wife. They visited at Pid BASSETTs Sunday evening.
- East Zion (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Roy WILLIAMS are the proud parents of a baby girl born Nov. 5.
- East Zion (from last week): Sandy Branch Sunday School gave a Halloween Party at the Charley ARNOLD home Tuesday night and a large crowd attended, and there were lots of good eats.
- Young School (from last week): Miss Lucille MAXEY spent Saturday night with Miss Virginia ROHRBOUGH and attended a birthday party at Miss Ann NOCHMANs.
- Elder School (from last week): The Pleasant Grove Ladies Aid met with Mrs. Laura ROSE Wednesday.
- Omega: Merle YOUNG and Maxine MONICAL were married at the home of the brides grandfather last Tuesday Nov. 8th. The young folks of the community charivaried the happy couple Saturday night.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Pearl LENHART and Mrs. Freida GARRETT spent Monday with Mrs. Neita JOHNSON.
- Meadow Branch: Mildred ROBB and Lorraine BAYLIS spent Wednesday night with Pearl JACKSON.
- Meadow Branch: W.F. ROBB, wife, and son, Harold, spent Tuesday evening at the R.C. ROBB home.
- Mrs. Lyda GARRETT and daughters of Villa Grove, spent the weekend with Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
Nov. 24, 1932:
- Mr. G.W. ALLEN, in company with 2 other men, were fishing in Trinity Bay near Houston, Texas on Nov. 10, when the high waves upset their boat. Mr. ALLEN and 1 other man were drowned. The body of Mr. ALLEN has not been found and it is thought that he was swept into the Gulf of Mexico by an undercurrent. He leaves a wife and twin daughters. The wife was Miss Georgia WEST, daughter of Will WEST, a brother of the late C.H. WEST.
- Nov. 22, being 50th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. MILLICAN, their children and grandchildren gathered at their home with well filled baskets and helped them celebrate the happy event Nov. 20. The family were all present except 1 granddaughter, Mrs. Nelda KEISTE of Salem. The couple resides on the same farm where they began housekeeping 50 years ago.
- Mr. and Mrs. Fred HOCKADAY of Alamoosa, Colo. are parents of a baby boy born Nov. 9 and named Roy Dean.
- East Zion: Mrs. Kate BATES died Wednesday. Interment was made in Meadow Cemetery.
- North Fork: Cleda GARRETT spent the weekend with Pid BASSETT and family.
- North Fork: Clyde BALLANCE spent Saturday night at Clyde GARRETTs.
- North Fork: Irma GARRETT spent Saturday night and Sunday at Clyde GARRETTs. Cecil GARRETT and wife were Sunday afternoon callers.
- North Fork: Carroll GARRETT is staying with his aunt, Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY this week while Mr. LIVESAY is in Salem serving on the jury.
- North Fork: Bill GARRETT spent Saturday night with his grandparents, Willie GARRETT and family.
- North Fork: Orie ARNOLD and family attended a dinner last Friday at Jemes ARNOLD in honor of the 63rd wedding anniversary of the latter.
- North Fork: Frank GREEN spent a few days last week with his sister, Mrs. Myrtle LANSFORD and family.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER attended the birthday surprise of Mrs. Henry JASPER at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Art HOEHNE in Farina Sunday.
- Meacham: Miss Mildred PERRY, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert COPPLE, and Mr. Melvin WHITE were married Saturday in Kinmundy.
- Meacham: Misses Alice and Dorothy BASS spent Sunday with Miss Mary FIELDS and helped celebrate her birthday.
- Meadow Branch: Miss Mildred ROBB spent Saturday night and Sunday with Cleta GARRETT and attended the party at the COLE home.
Dec. 1, 1932:
- The crack train "Louisianne" of Illinois Central, better known to us as train No. 3, due here about midnight, was wrecked abut 1/4 mile south of Tonti Saturday night. They were running about 70 miles an hour when the wreck occurred. It was caused by a broken pony truck of the engine. 9 persons were injured. 9 cars overturned and 4 pullman coaches were left on the track.
- The body of George W. ALLEN, 49, Houston, Texas Accountant, and 1 of the 2 fishermen who perished during a squall that upset their boat Nov. 10, was found on a reef near bayshore a short distance north of San Leon on Nov. 19. Burial was made in Houston.
- Mrs. George M. BARBEE has received a message announcing the death of her father, Mr. B.E. BALDWIN, who died Nov. 23 at the Soldiers Home in Seattle, Wash. at the age of 99 years and 7 months. He was a former resident of Kinmundy, and a brother-in-law of Mrs. Frances NEIL of this city.
- Nov. 25, being Mrs. Kate HEFLINs 78th birthday, her husband planned a birthday in her honor. About 30 relatives and friends gathered at the noon hour, with more callers in the afternoon. A list of those attending was printed.
- Thanksgiving Day was a special time of celebration for Mr. and Mrs. Joe BACKENSTO as their 33rd wedding anniversary fell on that day. Editor and Mrs. VALLOW celebrated the event in their home with a sumptous dinner. Mrs. Etta WILLIAMS and Mrs. E.M. PETERS were also guests.
- Miss Dorothy GARRETT, who is attending Illinois University, was here spending Thanksgiving with her grandmother, Mrs. Fina GARRETT.
- Mr. Clifton SHOUP and Miss Margaret SCHULTZ were married on Thanksgiving Day at the home of the brides parents in Chicago. Mrs. SHOUP is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver SCHULTZ, former residents of Kinmundy.
- Mrs. Fina GARRETT passed away yesterday morning after a weeks illness. For the past week she has had an attack of the flu but seemed considerably better. She was up some Tuesday and had just sat down in a chair yesterday morning to put on her shoes when she fell to the floor. Her heart had been affected by the flu. Mrs. Susie KLEIN was staying with her and was home with her at the time. She immediately summoned help for the neighbors, but upon their arrival she was dead. Her son, Orville, of Chicago, arrived yesterday afternoon. The other son, James, of Cranford, New Jersey, and the daughter, Mabel, of Wheeling, W. Va., arrived this morning. As we go to press, the funeral arrangements have not been completed.
- Clyde BALLANCE Married to Miss Fern FORD: Announcements have been received of the marriage of Miss Fern FORD of St. Louis and Mr. Clyde BALLANCE of near Kinmundy. The wedding took place August 8, 1932 at Troy, Mo. The beautiful ring ceremony was performed by Rev. RUTHERFORD, pastor of the M.E. Church of that city. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Roy HULSEY of St. Louis. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Charles FORD, residing about 9 miles northwest of this city. She is a very estimable young lady with a warm circle of friends. For the past few years she has been employed as Model Fitter and Instructor in the Boyd and Welsh Shoe Co., St. Louis. The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G.T. BALLANCE, who reside about six miles northwest of here. Clyde is a fine boy and a very successful young farmer. He has a beautiful farm home, about ˝ miles west of his parents all in readiness for his bride and they will be at home to their many friends after a few weeks motor trip through the South. These young people start with bright prospects and their friends wish for them many happy years of wedded life.
- Sunday being the birthday of Mr. C.P. BALKE, the neighbors to the number of 37, gathered at his home Saturday evening and gave him a surprise. Although the roads were very muddy, they came in wagons and on foot. After an hour of conversation, the ladies prepared a luncheon of cake, pie, and coffee. Radio music and group singing were also enjoyed.
- Meadow Branch: Those attending the surprise birthday party given in honor of Miss Agnes HINES Friday were: Addie YUND, Rhea PURCELL, Lavange BROOM, Verneice HELM, Marie SLAGLEY, Doris WILLIAMS, Valeria KEEN, Mary MAYS, Carl PURCELL, Wilson JEZEK, Jake ALLEN, Harvey HANNA, Kenneth WILLIAMS, Charles HENSLEY, Dean CHLESSAN, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl HINES.
- Meadow Branch: Virgil LIVESAY spent Monday night at the Wes ROBB home.
- Meadow Branch: Miss Mildred ROBB spent Saturday night with Lorraine BAYLIS and was accompanied home by Lorraine for Sunday dinner.
- Swift School: Mack ROBB and family, Mrs. Selby GARRETT and daughters, and Cleda GARRETT spent Thursday at the Ren WAINSCOTT home.
- North Fork: Lawrence BASSETT spent Sunday afternoon with Jack GARRETT.
- North Fork: Cleda and Bill GARRETT spent the weekend at home.
- Young School: Beryl DISS visited Sunday at D.A. ARNOLDs helping his grandmother celebrate her birthday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Billy MORRIS are parents of an 11 lb. son born Nov. 27 at the Ira MORRIS home. He was named Marlin Ira.
Dec. 8, 1932:
- Francis Marion, oldest of 3 children of S.B. and Sarah BASCOM, was born in Bluff City, near Vandalia, Ill. July 22, 1862. His brother and sister died in infancy, and when he was 8 years of age his mother died. His mother was of French descent and his father was a kind, cultured and refined minister of the gospel. At the death of his mother, Marion lived for 3 years with his grandparents. The Rev. P.C. BASCOM, an uncle, now an able and popular minister of the East, was at the home at that time.. In 1873, Mr. BASCOM established a new home for himself and Marion when he married Caroline CARLTON of Farina. He was educated in the public schools of Ramsey, Donelson, and Farina. During his young manhood he moved with his parents to Vera, Ill., where he became interesting in blacksmithing. He learned and followed this trade for a number of years. The family moved to Farina but Marion remained in Vera. In 1892, he married Grace CARROLL of Farina. They made their home in Chicago, but his wife died after 3 years. He enlisted during the Spanish American War with Co. G, 4th Illinois Infantry on April 26, 1898. After the war he made his home with his sister, and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. F.O. GRISSOM. For a time after the war he lived in North Dakota, and took up a painters trade. In coming back to Illinois, he worked at this trade until his health failed in April 1930 when he had a stroke of paralysis. He had another stroke in July 1931, and a more serious one in May 1932. He was taken to the Veterans Administration Home in Danville after that. He died Dec. 1, 1932 in the Veterans Hospital. He leaves an uncle, Rev. P.C. BASCOM of New Jersey; 1 aunt, Mrs. Naaman BASCOM of Vandalia, Ill.; 1 sister, Mrs. F.O. GRISSOM of Kinmundy, and 1 brother, P.E. BASCOM of Farina. The funeral was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.O. GRISSOM with interment in Farina Cemetery.
- Obituary of Mrs. Fina E. GARRETT: Rufina Ellen HOWELL, daughter of James F. and Isabelle Jane HOWELL, was born near Kinmundy, Illinois, February 24, 1861, and departed this life at her home in Kinmundy, November 30, 1932, aged 71 years, 9 months, and 6 days. She was united in marriage April 20, 1883, to Benjamin GARRETT, who preceded her in death November 16, 1916. To this union were born three children, two sons and one daughter. She united with the Christian Church at Kinmundy about twenty-seven years ago and was a constant, loyal worker at all times. She was a member of Kinmundy Chapter No. 606, Order of Eastern Star, and also a member of Rosedale Rebekah Lodge No. 371. She leaves to mourn their loss, two sons, James, of Cranford, New Jersey, Orville of Chicago, Ill., and one daughter, Mabel, of Wheeling, West Virginia; two sisters, Mrs. Arminda BROWN of Kinmundy, and Mrs. Eva PARRILL of Hammond, Ill.; four brothers, Chas. and Sam HOWELL of Kinmundy, Sellie HOWELL of Farina, and James H. of El Segundo, Calif., who found it impossible to be in attendance at the burial service. Besides these are two granddaughters, many other relatives and a host of friends. Mrs. GARRETT will be sadly missed by her family, and the entire community for hers was a life of constant service. She has sown abundantly of kind words and deeds and surely the Heavenly Father will reward with a great harvest. The funeral services were held from the Christian Church Friday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. L.V. LOVELL, officiating. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Miss Ruby MAXEY of Alma and Mr. Dwight HOPKINS of Salem, were quietly married at the M.E. Parsonage in this city on Dec. 3. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. MAXEY, and the groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville HOPKINS. The couple will make their home in Salem, where the groom is employed at the Standard Auto Repair.
- Nan A. SOLOMON, daughter of James and Julia SOLOMON, was born in Lawrence Co., Ind. on Sept. 30, 1862, and died at her home east of this city, on Dec. 3, 1932 after a lingering illness. She married Frank M. COX at Salem, Ill. on Dec. 5, 1882, and was laid to rest on her anniversary day of her Golden Wedding. Besides her husband, she leaves 3 children: Mrs. George A. NEAVILL of this city; Mrs. L.E. GREEN of Vernon; and Oscar COX who resides near them; 3 grandchildren; Audree, Madeline, and L.E. GREEN, Jr. Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. J.H. NELMS has purchased a new funeral car and ambulance combined.
- Mr. and Mrs. Coy INGRAM of Danville announce the arrival of a baby daughter born Dec. 8 weighing 7 lbs. and 5 oz.
- Charles Lee DOOLEN was host to 12 of his little schoolmates at a birthday party at his home on Nov. 30 for his 7th birthday. Games were played, and chocolate milk was served with the birthday cake, as well as popcorn. Those enjoying the day were: Junior BARGH, Pleasant ROBNETT, Duane HANNA, John PIPER, Jay DOWNEY, Harold CHANCE, Leon PICKENS, Kenneth PIGG, Leon JONES, Billy HOCKADAY, David LOWE and Charles JASPER.
- Mesdames Icy GARRETT and Frances LOWE were in Salem Saturday visiting friends.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT spent Wednesday at the Geo. LENHART and Frank JOHNSON homes.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. Willie GARRETT spent last Wednesday with his daughter, Mrs. Wes ROBB and family.
- Meadow Branch: This community was saddened to hear of the death of Mrs. Fina GARRETT Wednesday morning. Several attended the funeral Friday afternoon.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. Willie GARRETT called on his daughter, Mrs. W.F. ROBB and family Thursday morning.
- Meadow Branch: W.F. ROBB and family were Sunday visitors at his brothers, Mack ROBB and family.
- Meadow Branch: Miss Mildred ROBB spent Saturday night with Miss Edith DISS.
- Meadow Branch: W.F. ROBB and family were shopping in Salem Saturday.
- Swift School: Selby GARRETT, wife, and daughter, Rada, Wes ROBB and family, and George COLE and family spent Sunday with Mack ROBB and family.
- Miss Dorothy GARRETT has returned to Urbana, where she is an Illinois University student having been called to Kinmundy to the funeral of her grandmother.
- Mrs. Dow GREEN of North Fork spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- North Fork: Frank GARRETT and wife, Virgil LIVESAY, wife, and son, and Clyde GARRETT and wife visited last Friday with their parents, Willie GARRETT and wife.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT were in Salem Saturday. Her sister, Mrs. Neita JOHNSON, was operated on in Salem hospital Saturday A.M.
- North Fork: Bert GARRETT, wife, and daughter, Irma, spent Friday in Kinmundy with relatives and Bert attended the funeral of Mrs. Fina GARRETT.
- North Fork: Charles FORD and family and Charles FORD were shopping in Centralia one day last week.
- North Fork: Bill GREEN and family visited at Monroe LANSFORDs Sunday afternoon.
- North Fork: The Willing Workers Club met with Mrs. Virgie GARRETT Wednesday, Nov. 30. All but 1 member was present. Quilting and setting a quilt was the work. Guests were Mrs. Eva HEADLEY, Mr. and Mrs. Buster BENDER and babe, Miss Helen WAINSCOTT, Mac ROBB, and Ren WAINSCOTT. A delicious dinner was served at noon. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Flossie COLE, Dec. 14th.
- North Fork: Lyle and Carl GREEN spent Sunday with Bill and Jack GARRETT.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Theodore MOELLER have a baby boy born Sunday.
- North Fork: Dow GREEN and family, and Clyde GARRETT and wife visited Willie GARRETT and wife Sunday afternoon.
- Meacham: A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Louis BURKETT Saturday but he only lived a few hours. Services were held at the home on Sunday.
- Meacham: Mr. Herman BOSTIC died at his home in Oskaloosa Friday.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Ed HARRELL and Mr. and Mrs. Ed DILLON called on Mr. and Mrs. F.S. HARRIS Friday evening.
- Meacham: The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee FERRELL had the misfortune to cut a finger nearly off Friday.
Dec. 15, 1932:
- Lucy MORRIS, daughter of Jesse and Mary MORRIS, was born in Kinmundy twp. Dec. 26, 1859, and died on Dec. 9, 1932 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse REESE, in Kinmundy, where she had made her home for the past 11 years. Aunt Lucy, as she was commonly known, was converted and united with the M.E. Church South at North Fork in early life. She married Moses WAINSCOTT on Jan. 23, 1890, and 3 daughters were born, the youngest dying in infancy. Those remaining are: 2 daughters, Mrs. Grace SPURLIN and Mrs. Jesse REESE of Kinmundy; also 3 step-children: Mrs. Effie WAINSCOTT of Springfield; Orie WAINSCOTT of Chicago, and Ren WAINSCOTT of Kinmundy; and 8 grandchildren. Mrs. WAINSCOTT was stricken with blindness 11 years ago. Services were held from the M.E. Church with interment in Sandy Branch Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. Edwin WORMLEY and daughter, Miss Katherine, Mr. and Mrs. C.B. ROHRBOUGH and daughters, Misses Ruth and Virginia were in Salem Sunday attending the birthday dinner given by Mrs. Charles KING of Champaign, at the home of his brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. I.C. ROHRBOUGH. This dinner is given annually by Mr. KING in honor of the December birthdays in the ROHRBOUGH family.
- Mrs. Icy GARRETT and daughter, Mrs. Lewie SULLENS, were in Centralia Friday.
- Meadow Branch: The Misses Martha, Ella and Pearl JACKSON were Sunday guests in the A.J. BAYLIS home. In the afternoon a sleigh ride was enjoyed by hitching the Ford to the sled. Those in the party were: Martha, Ella and Pearl JACKSON, Lucille INGRAM, Mildred ROBB, Lois and Lorraine BAYLIS, Harold HOWELL, Reindl and Merl BAYLIS.
- Meadow Branch: Several young people from Alma and nearby enjoyed a coasting party on the Tick Row hills Sunday.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. W.F. ROBB called on Elvin CONANT Sunday.
- Meacham: Dec. 8 being the birthday of Mrs. Idella KAGY, and her grandson, Carl SLANEs 1st birthday, about 35 relatives and neighbors helped her celebrate lunch consisting of cake, pie, and coffee.
- Meacham: Mr. J.T. BROWN and Mrs. E.G. DILLON received word Monday of the death of Mr. BROWNs sister, Mrs. Dollie HARTE of Valier, Ill. The funeral was held at Valier and interment was made in Percy, Ill.
- The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry GRAY has been very ill from drinking a part of a cup of Kerosene, but is very much improved at this time.
Dec. 22, 1932:
- Grays Harbors oldest Civil War veteran, Benjamin E. BALDWIN, 99, died at the soldiers home at Retail, Washington on Thanksgiving Day. Known to many friends as Daddy BALDWIN, he was one of Grays Harbors most celebrated heroes and in 1931 a large birthday party was given in the Harbors oldest veteran at the home of his daughter in Aberdeen, Washington. He was a friend of LINCOLN even before the great emancipator became president, and was in the thick of heavy fighting throughout the Civil War. He was born in Ohio on April 22, 1833, and enlisted with Company B, 40th Illinois Infantry in August 1861. He was wounded in the Battle of Shiloh and carried a piece of the shell in his arm thru out his life. His father was killed in this battle. As First Lieutenant BALDWIN he marched at the right side of Gen. John A. LOGAN when that great leader marched to Washington to bear the tidings of final victory. He was also a pioneer of Hoquiam, Washington going there from Illinois to make his home 36 years ago. He lived in Hoquiam for 21 years until he became a member of the soldiers home in Retail. He is survived by 4 daughters: Mrs. N.B. WHITCHER of South Aberdeen, Wash.; Mrs. Cary JESTER and Mrs. Irene ROARK, of Nevada; and Mrs. Emma BARBEE of Kinmundy, Ill.; 2 sons: W.S. BALDWIN of Nevada, and F.E. BALDWIN of Spokane; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Pinnick Chapel.
- James B. SIMMONS, son of Nathan and Anna COX SIMMONS, was born in Meacham twp. on Oct. 20, 1856, and died at his home in Meacham twp. on Dec. 17, 1932. His father and mother, 1 brother, and 5 sisters preceded him in death. Surviving are: 1 sister, Mrs. Wm. WILEY of Kinmundy; and 1 brother, Wm. SIMMONS with whom he made his home. Mr. SIMMONS spent his entire life on a farm in Meacham twp. Services were held from the Meacham Baptist Church with interment in Elder Cemetery.
- Elder School: The Pleasant Grove Ladies Aid met at the church Wednesday. The men cut wood for the church. There will be a Christmas program and tree at Pleasant Grove Saturday nite.
- North Fork: On Dec. 8, 1932 a baby daughter was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John WILSON. She died Dec. 17. Besides her father and mother, she leaves her grandparents, Mrs. Tack CONANT, and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis WILSON. Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- North Fork: Charlie FORD spent part of last week with his son, Charles and family.
- North Fork: Wes ROBB and family, and Carroll GARRETT were Sunday visitors at Willie GARRETTs.
- North Fork: Clyde GARRETT and wife spent Sunday with Pid BASSETT and family.
- North Fork: Cleda and Bill GARRETT spent the weekend at home.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. L.E. GREGORY received a message Saturday concerning the death of her father, Mr. THOMAS of Los Angeles, Cal. He made his home with Mrs. GREGORY in this community for a couple of years.
- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Marshall WILLIAMS are parents of a 11˝ lb. boy born Sunday morning.
- Swift: Kenneth ROBB attended a party at the home of Miss Rada GARRETT Saturday evening.
- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT and daughter, Lucille, spent Sunday with Marshall WILLIAMS and family.
Dec. 29, 1932:
- While the rest of the world was celebrating Christmas, the little city of Moweaqua, located in Shelby county, was mourning the loss of 54 men and boys, entombed in their coal mine. The community hall, decorated for the community Christmas tree, was turned into a morgue. And the very man who was to play the role of Santa Claus was somewhere in the mine. The 54 men had just started to work Saturday morning when an explosion occurred, bringing down tons of rock and shale from overhead, burying 12 of the miners under it and closing the entrance to the shaft for the other miners. Deadly gas soon filled the mine which made it hard for the rescue crews to work, and killed all the entombed men. All but 2 of the men have been found. Men, women, and children crowded about the mine awaiting some news from their husbands, father, son or brother who was entombed below. Decatur, Pana and Springfield firemen waited at the mouth of the mine with completely equipped resuscitation outfits in the event that any man might be found alive and in need of first aid. Decatur men begged to be permitted to go down into the mine to face on the grounds that if a man were found alive he might die before the tortuous trip to the surface could be made. They were not permitted to enter the shaft. "Coffee" was the cry as men exhausted from work underground with the rescue squads, came to the surface for a brief respites of rest and food. The drink was brewing in five gallon pots and carried to the mine shaft from the Red Cross stationed a block away. This is reputed to be the worst mine disaster in the United States since the Cherry mine disaster which occurred in 1909 when 289 men were killed.
- Mr. William Miles GREENE, one of the older residents of Meacham twp., died at his home Dec. 23, 1932. Mr. GREENE had received no medical attention for sometime, and therefore a coroners inquest was held, and the cause of death was found to be cancer. He was born near Frenchtown, Ind. on July 25, 1849. In 1849, he came to Marion Co., Ill. On Oct. 30, 1879 he was married to Zilpha Jane MULVANEY, who survives. One foster child, Herbert MONICAL, whom they took at the age of 11 months, also survives. Mr. GREENE being an infidel, requested that no funeral services be held and the body was laid to rest in Phillips Cemetery.
- Rev. F.O FANNON of Centralia, while cranking his car one evening last week, had the misfortune to break his right arm.
- Mr. and Mrs. A.G. ALEXANDER of Christopher, Ill., have a baby daughter born Dec. 26 in a St. Louis hospital. The mother is the former Miss Helen REESE.
- Mr. and Mrs. Tom JONES have a baby daughter, Bonnie Jane, who was born Dec. 24th.
- Mr. and Mrs. Shirley LEE have a baby boy, born Dec. 22nd.
- Mr. JONES, aged 96, father of Mrs. J.P. USLEY of Farina, died suddenly Christmas morning.
- Influenza has again taken the country by storm. Here in our own locality, several families have been laid up with it while some member of almost every family has had a touch of it. Some cases have been serious, but none serious enough to cause death as yet. As we notice by our exchange papers that many schools have been closed. One place has prohibited public gatherings. A medical student home for the holidays informs us that a good prevention of the flu is to wear a piece of camphor gum in the clothing so that you will breathe the fumes. Several are giving this a try out, and so far it has been successful.
- Young School: Beryl DISS spent Saturday night with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D.A. ARNOLD.
- East Meadow Branch: The family of Frank JOHNSON and Wes ROBB have been ill with the flu.
- East Zion: Darrell Gene LIVESAY is reported better at this writing. He has been under doctors care.
- East Zion: Virgie GARRETT spent Saturday with her mother, Mrs. Betty NICHOLS, who has been ill.
- Wilson School: A good crowd attended the Christmas tree and program at Pleasant Grove Church Saturday night.
- Dec. 25, being the birthday of R.C. ROBB, his wife entertained the following at dinner in his honor: Mr. and Mrs. John ROBB and family; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn ROBB and family; Kenneth ROBB, and Miss Florence DOOLEN.
- Mr. and Mrs. R.M. BINGAMAN entertained at dinner Christmas Day, Mr. and Mrs. David ZIMMER and Mr. and Mrs. E.O. ZIMMER and daughter, Arlene. The dinner was in honor of birthdays of Mr. ZIMMER, Mrs. ZIMMER and Mrs. BINGAMAN, which are all in December, and the Golden Wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. David ZIMMER, which was Dec. 24th.
- Mrs. Lida GARRETT and daughter of Villa Grove spent Friday here with Mrs. Icy GARRETT and family.
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