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Gleanings from the Clark County Herald pertaining to Melrose, Clark County Illinois

JANUARY 18, 1911
Wayne Dodd has lung fever.

Edna Medsker spent Saturday and Sunday with Golda Wells.

Minnie Barkalow was sick and could not teach school Friday.

Rev. Chester Hix and son Ralph transacted business in Martinsville Saturday.

Oddest Richart returned to her home near Chrisman Monday after several weeks visiting with friends.

MARCH 8, 1911
Uncle Will Cornwell is sick.

Ford Thompson went to Michigan Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Green spent Sunday with Frank Hedges and his family.

Elmer Snavely and wife spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wells.

Rev. Chester Hix and son Ralph attended the funeral of Jessie Hix at St. Paul Friday.

Hazel and Rita Hodges visited their aunt Mrs Eva Cornwell on Wednesday and Friday.

At the home of William Medsker Sunday occurred the marriage of cousin Herschel Medsker and Miss Pearl Canady of west Union.

APRIL 19, 1911
School commenced Monday with Leon Dodd as teacher.

Rev. Chester Hix was elected school director Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs Charles Cornwell spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stanfield.

G.W. Downey and grandson Ralph were guest of Mrs. J.R. Trump.

MAY 24, 1911
Harry Dodd will move to his farm soon.

Cornwell's Huckster wagon started last week.

J.R. Trump has been clerking for P.F. Dodd.

Alva Thompson of Kickapoo was here Sunday.

John Boden and wife of Orange were here Sunday.

Ernest and Fred English were in Martinsville last week.

Mrs. James Abel of west Union visited here last week.

J.V. Canaday and Barnet Sackrider were among us Sunday.

Mrs Ross Cornwell has been visiting her parents in Edgar County.

Ray Cornwell is smiling over the arrival of a baby girl at his house.

P.F. Dodd returned from Springfield Friday where he has been employed.

Roy Wells the popular supervisor of this township was in west Union last week.

Ernest English and Misses Jessie English and Amy Trump spent Sunday in Indianapolis.

J.F. Ralston completed the assessing of this township and returned the books, Tuesday.

JULY 12, 1911
Amy Trump has a new piano.

Mrs. C.W. Cornwell is visiting relatives in Champaign.

Bruce Evans will teach the No. 6 School in Orange Township.

J. E. Padget contemplates moving to Casey soon.

Mrs. Sarah Newlin and Mrs. G.W. Baker were shopping in Martinsville Friday.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1911
Lee Stanfield and family moved to west Union last week.

Mrs. Charles Cornwell is visiting friends in Columbus, Ohio.

William Medsker and daughter Edna were in Marshall Saturday.

Mrs. Nell Hix and Sylvia Shaffner attended the old settler's reunion in Marshall.

Ford Thompson, wife and daughter Ruby left for their homes in Niobrara, Nebraska, Thursday after a visit with relatives here. They were accompanied home by Otho Thompson.

[Transcribed & Submitted by: Ron Cornwell and Cindy McCachern]


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