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Alvey, Mrs. Chris
Amacher, Mrs. Chris
Baird, Alice
Baird, Cora
Beltz, John
Bierbaum, Charles
Brandenstein, John W.
Bray, Mrs. Honore
Clouse, Mrs. William
Conner, J.S.
Conohy, Peter
Curran, Barney
Curran, Edward
Curran, Mary
Curran, Mrs. Barney
Curran, Thomas
Dorville, Gertrude
Dulaney, Kate
Dulaney, Will
Ferry, Joe
Ferry, Mary
Finn, Mrs. James
Forbeck, Clara
Forbeck, Margaret
Forbeck, Mary
Forbeck, Mrs. Joseph
Forbeck, Will
Gagen, Fred
Gallagher, Mrs. J.E.
Geheb, Frank
Geheb, John
Geheb, Michael
Geheb, Mrs. Andrew
Geheb, Nichols
Leseure, E.
Leseure, Ernestine
Leseure, Lilly M.
Leseure, Harriet
Leseure, Grace
Madden, Margaret
Madden, Mrs. P.J.
Madden, P.J.
McKeever, Will
Meehling, Frank
Meehling, J.J.
Meehling, Mrs. George
Meehling, William
Mitchell, Mrs. R.A.
O’Rourke, Elizabeth
Patterson, Josephine
Pearce, John
Purdunn, Alice
Rademaker, John
Ramsey, Mary
Ramsey, Veronica
Reynolds, Mrs. Ernestine
Ryan, Agnes
Ryan, Mike
Ryan, Mrs. William
Sharkey, Gertrude
Sharkey, Louise
Sharkey, Mrs. Will
Shoemaker, Leland
Stephenson, Mrs. J.D.
Stover, James Daniel
Waldron, Mrs. G.M.
Weir, Amy
Weir, Edgar
Weir, Mary Jane
Weir, Mrs. John
Weir, Ora Ethel
Wesnitzer, Mrs. B.

Alexander, Perry
Alexander, William
Baker, Milo
Baker, Mrs. W.W.
Bartlett, Cleona
Bartlett, Frances
Bartlett, Giles
Bartlett, Mrs. Albert
Bartlett, Mrs. Giles
Baughman, Ethel
Benoit, E.A.
Blizzard, Grace
Bradbury, Mrs. George
Bradbury, Stacy
Broadhurst, Nell
Broadhurst, Mrs. M.E.
Broadhurst, Ray
Bush, F.A.
Bush, Mattie
Carlyle, Mrs. James
Carlyle, Nina
Chadwick, Mae
Chadwick, Mrs. V.A.
Cline, Edith
Cline, Mrs. Ray O.
Collier, Marion
Cork, Mrs. Arthur
Cork, Mrs. Elsie
Cornwell, C.W.
Cornwell, Mrs. C.W.
Cornwell, Ross
Couchman, Zelphia
Craig, Alex
Craig, Bertha
Craig, Harry M.
Crail, Sol
Crow, Irene
Crow, Nancy A.
Crumrin, Clifford
Crumrin, Dora
Crumrin, Mrs. William
Crumrin, William
Davison, Marie
Dolson, Bertha
Dolson, Emma B.
Dolson, Harry C.
Dolson, Mrs. Teresa
Evans, Mrs. Martha
Ferris, Esther
Flowers, Mrs. Charles
Freeman, Harry
Freeman, Theodosia
Gard, Jed
Gardner, Mrs. Frank Adam
Grant, Edward
Grant, Mrs. Edward
Grant, Virgil
Haddix, Charles
Haddix, Elmer
Haddix, Jesse
Handy, Mrs. William
Handy, William A.
Harmon, J.A.
Highsmith, Mrs. Charles
Howerton, Lydia
Hull, D.W.
Ingle, James
Kaufman, Mrs. J.F.
Kearns, Forrest
Lacey, Perry
Lindley, Arthur D.
Lindley, Mrs. William
Lindley, W.G.
Manhart, Margaret
Marvin, Billie Jr.
Marvin, Dorothy
Marvin, Ella
Marvin, Fred
Marvin, H.L.
Marvin, Hannah
Marvin, Gladys
Martin, Flossie
McCrory, Pearl
McCrory, W.R.
McKinney, Lillian
McKinney, Thelma
Medsker, Burl
Milam, Mrs. Charles
Mitchell, John W.
Mitchell, Mrs. John
Morton, Jane
Morton, Mrs. Jane
Mundy, Cozette
Mundy, J.L.
Mundy, James
Mundy, Mrs. J.S.
Mundy, Susie
Murphy, Effie
Murphy, Mrs. Susan
Nichols, John
Nichols, Lona E.
Nichols, Nora
Nichols, Lillian
Nichols, Sadie
Nidey, Edward
Nidey, Mrs. Edward
Orcutt, Henry
Piatt, James
Piatt, Mrs. James
Piety, Mrs. William H.
Piety, William H.
Poorman, Ben Jr.
Poorman, Gertie
Poorman, Mrs. R.J.
Poorman, R.J.
Prevo, Jane M.
Prevo, Mrs. Charles
Prevo, Frank
Pritchard, R.H.
Ralston, Prevo
Routh, Mrs. Richard
Routh, Richard
Shawler, Virginia
Sheets, Sam
Siegel, Mrs. John
Smith, L.V.
Snyder, Frank
Snyder, M.M.
Snyder, Mrs. Charles
Snyder, Mrs. M.M.
Stevens, Pearl
Taylor, J.F.
Taylor, Mrs. J.F.
Termain, J.K.
Thompson, Louisa
Tingley, Mrs. J.F.
Tolbert, L.E.
Tolbert, Mrs. Louis
Wells, Roy
Wernz, Albert
Wernz, Mrs. Albert
Weir, Guy
Weir, Mrs. S.W.
Weir, Rosemary
Wesnitzer, Mrs. George
Wheeler, Mrs. T.J.
Whittaker, Mildred
Williams, Edgar
Williams, Elvira
Williams, Mrs. Edgar
Williams, Rilla
Williamson, Harry
Wright, Albert W.
Wright, Mrs. Charles
Wright, Mrs. George

Bell, Sarah
Bartlett, Ray
Cooper, Patience
Cooper, Pleasant
Cooper, Uriah
Decker, Mrs. Emma
Evans, Alice
Evans, Bruce
Evans, Luella
Evans, Zola
Guyer, Fred
Hand, Jane
Lewis, Mollie
Life, Anna
Life, Wesley
Lindley, Charles
Lindley, Fannie
Lindley, Fay
Lindley James
Moore, Mrs. Charles
Newlin, Lawrence
Newlin, Lawrence
Nicol, James
Nidey, Carrie
Reynolds, Jesse
Reynolds, Margaret
Richards, T.W.
Rook, Jessie
Rook, Margaret
Seymour, Mrs. Isaac
Sims, Milo
Thomas, John
Wells, Louisa

Barker, Mrs. James
Coryell, A.S.
Coryell, Fannie
Freeman, Lavina
Jackson, Edward
Jackson, Eva
Jackson, Howard
Jackson, Mary
Murphy, Fannie
Murphy, Mary
Pritchard, Agnes
Riggs, Mrs. John

Cline, George
Cline, Mrs. Albert
Cline, Mrs. Jeff
Cline, Mrs. George
Forsythe, Mrs. Ben
Nichols, Mary
Paddock, Maude
Scott, Roy
[MARSHALL HERALD, 4-JULY-1917 - Submitted by: Ron Cornwell]

$70,000 Loss from Midnight Blaze. Theater Destroyed.
Casey, Ill., March 7.—Almost an entire block of business houses, including the new Hammond theater, was destroyed by fire here last night. The loss is estimated at about $70,000.
The origin of the blaze is unknown though the firemen attribute it to the electric wires. It was first noticed about midnight. In one of the store buildings near the opera house, and fanned by the high wind. spread rapidly until the entire block was ablaze.
The theater was opened last full and cost $35,000. The heaviest loser, aside from the merchants, was F. Hammond, who built the theater.
The Casey Commercial, a newspaper occupied one of the buildings in the block and was totally destroyed. The Casey hotel was also burned. No one was injured.
Date: Saturday, March 7, 1908  Paper: Belleville News Democrat (Belleville, IL)  Volume: 53  Issue: 57  Page: 6

Casey High-School Commencement
Casey Ill. April 6 —Special Telegram —Sanford's Opera-House was crowded to the doors tonight  with those in alien lance at the first annual commencement of the Casey High School The graduating class numbered three. The following was the programme: Salutatory and oration, "Education the Hope of America." Barna McDaniel: oration. "The Girl of the Twentieth Century." Miss Edith Emrick: oration and valedictory. "Beyond the Alps Lies Mine Italy," Miss Josie Miller.
Date: Sunday, April 7, 1895  Paper: Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL)  Volume: XXIV  Issue: 14  Page: 4

Fever Breaks Out at Casey, in Clark County—Smallpox is Reported ' At Earlville.
An epidemic of typhoid fever exists at Casey, in Clark county according to reports submitted to the state board of health. Doctor Westervelt of Shelbyville has made an inspection and finds that a number of deaths have resulted from the disease. Smallpox Is reported to exist at Earlville, In La Salle county.
Date: Saturday, March 10, 1906  Paper: Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL)   Page: 2

Clark County Democrat, February 13, 1895

 Newspaper snippets from Clark County Democrat dated February 13, 1895

Mr. David Baughman and Miss Cora Idie?, both of Anderson Township, were united in matrimony Wednesday evening last at 7 p.m. at the residence of Eld. J. A. Sweet in the south part of the city, Eld. Sweet officiating

Mr. Leander Wright and Miss Barbara Spitler, of Auburn Township, were married Wednesday evening at 5 o’clock at the bride’s home, Godfrey Spitler’s. Rev. S.W. Zeller of Westfield officiating. About fifty guests were present to celebrate the event. A bountiful repast was served. A grand time is reported by those present.

Edward Maesh and Sarah Moore both of Anderson Township were married Tuesday last at Father Moroney’s parsonage. We don’t know boys, whether it would be of any use to go into Anderson Township now to hunt a wife or not. You had better wait awhile.

C.O. Bennett, a former Clark County boy was in the city Monday.

Mrs. Kirt Wilson, of Indiana, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Lou Bartlett.

Miss Mabel Murtin, of Terre Haute was the guest of Miss Maggie Bryauover Sunday.

Mrs. Dr. Burpett went to Indianapolis Tuesday for a few days to visit with Mrs. Ben Lagore.

John Holler Jr. and Estelle Hill both of Anderson Township, were married Sunday at the residence of Jas. M. Hill.

The tool handle factory has removed to Danville where they were made concessions by the citizens to secure the plant. While here they did a large business but considered the latter place more encouraging to their business.

Roy Glasaway? Came up bright and early this morning wearing a smile all over his face to inform us that an 11 pound girl arrived at their home yesterday.

A Chicago gentleman is in the city for the purpose of making surveys and ascertaining the probable cost of erecting a stand pipe at the city well and extending connections to the electric light plant and to the public square. The subject of water works has been discussed from many standpoints but the proposition that will be submitted seems now only the most feasible but least expensive for securing fire protection to the business portion of the city. The intention is to let the contract for keeping the stand pipe filled, to the electric light company.  That company will extend a pumping pipe to the well where the stand pipe is to be erected. Mains will then be laid to the public square where hydrants will be put in and the water be used for city and fire purposes. Almost every citizen and especially the business men realize the inadequate methods of coping with a fire and the only question has been the cost of the stand and do believe with the promised reasonable expense there will be no trouble experienced in securing this system of waterworks.

The Story of Our Christianity

The people of Marshall and vicinity will soon have an opportunity to become acquainted with the very desirable book bearing the above title, which will be presented for their consideration by Willis Jackson, of Allright, who has the agency for Clark County. The book is published by the Peerless Publishing Co., of Philadelphia, Pa. The author is Rev. Frederic M. Bird, whose ability as a writer on sacred themes is abundantly attested throughout this work. As the name indicates the book is a history of Christianity from earliest times. It begins with the trials and victories of the Jews before the time of Christ, who were the forerunners and the record of which is always of interest to Christians and Bible students. From thence down to the present time the history of Christianity is carefully traced through its successive stages of persecution and development, vividly portraying the sorrows and afflictions the faithful have been called upon to endure in the past and concluding with a glance at the happier conditions that prevail now, when everyman in this enlightened land enjoys the liberty of worshipping God according to the dictates of his own conscience. This magnificent work cannot but be a source of help and instruction to the people of today. It is lavishly and handsomely illustrated with both steel and richly colored pictures, which serve to portray more clearly than you the scenes of persecutions and martyrdom endured. The book is furnished in various styles of binding and at a price within the reach of all. Where it has been shown the book has not failed to commend itself to those interested in the subject and its marvelous record. We have examined the book and can recommend it. Willis Jackson, Agt., Allright, Clark Co., Ill. Feb 11, 1895-This certifies that we are personally acquainted with Willis Jackson and know him to be a good, honest, trustworthy man. He is afflicted and unable to do manual labor and is worthy your patronage. Signed: J. L. Montgomery, Eld. J. A. Sweet, T. L. Orndoff, State’s Attorney, Marshall, Ill.

Union School Report.
Report of Union School for the month ending January 13, 1880.
Number of pupils enrolled--35
Average daily attendance--29
Present every day:  Lizzie, Ollie, Charles and Levi Claypool, Wilford, Sarah and William Shonk, Wallace, Eva, and Eliza Reed.  No Tardiness.
Visitors--Mary Claypool, Ciara and Anna Hurst, Jane Morgan, Lyda Brosman, A. B. Lycan, Wiliam R. and Wellington Murphy, Albert Shonk, William Read, Isaac and John Brossman, Elijah Claypool, John and Warren Stiricker, George Morgan and John O. Maloy.  We are always pleased to have visitors call and examine the school.
For punctuality and good workers this school stands second to none.
G. K. Lycan, Teacher
Source: Clark County Herald, 20 Janaury 1880, p. 1


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