Cumberland County, Illinois
Illinois Genealogy Trails




Johnstown: C.L. Hill and family of this place are visiting relatives in Indiana.
The Toledo Democrat Thursday August 7,1902 ]


Gar Borden, of Greenup, Ill., wants to know where he can get a book entitled "The Wild Riders," being an account of the First Kentucky Cavalry, which was commanded by Colonel Wolford. Anyone able to give the desired information is requested to address Mr. Borden direct. [The Commoner, (Lincoln, Neb.), April 14, 1905, Page 14 - KT - Sub. by a FoFG]


 A pretty home wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Ward near Hazel Dell Tuesday evening, February 28, 1913, at 6:00 when Miss Mae Ward became the wife of Mr. Charles Speakman.  As Miss Creighton played the wedding march, the happy couple accompanied by Miss Maud Meeker and Mr. Sam Kelly, as bridesmaid and best man, entered the parlor where Elder A. J. McCash, in a beautiful and impressive ceremony, pronounced them husband and wife.  Only a few near relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony.  After congratulations, dainty refreshments were served.  Mrs. Speakman is one of Cumberland County's best teachers, and is a beautiful young lady of many accomplishments and estimable traits of character.  she has resided near Hazel Dell almost her entire life where she has numerous friends.  Mr. Speakman is a progressive young farmer of the Timothy neighborhood where he has lived all his life.  He is one of the county's best and most energetic citizens.  Mr. and Mrs. Speakman will reside near Timothy.  The Press, together with their many friends, take pleasure in wishing them much success and happiness through life.  the bride and groom received many nice presents from relatives and friends.
(Contributed by Hank Weaver for Genealogy Trails)


 Special to Journal Gazette
Trilla, Ill., Feb. 21,1916 
Saturday evening a farewell party was held in honor of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Elson and family at their home one and three quarters miles east of Trilla. Mr. and Mrs. Elson will soon move to a farm two and a half miles northeast of Neoga, known as the John Cole place, which they purchased a few months ago. An Oyster supper was served by the True Blue Class and Rain or Shine Class of the Central
Presbyterian Church.
There were seventy-two present including Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Elson, Mr.and Mrs.John Haga, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Brown, Tip Starwalt, Miss Helen Saull, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Woodard, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Albin, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Romeff, Mr. and Mrs, Elmer Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hackley, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beals, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Gordon, Mr. and Mrs, Ted Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. James Beals and their families.
(Contributed by Robert (Bob) Young at )


Mrs. John Seeley and baby were called to Toledo, Saturday by the illness of her mother, Mrs. Eliza Cather, West of Toledo. Toledo Democrat July 18,1918 (src:

Webster: Mrs. Mary Legg (of near Greenup) visited her sister Mrs. Ed Jenkins. The Toledo Democrat July 18, 1918 (src:

Illinois Woman Sues John F. Murray of Pocatello, Charging Breach of Promise. Melissa A. Duensing of Cumberland county, Illinois, has filed suit in the United States district court in Boise" against John F. Murray of Pocatello, demanding $50,000 damages for alleged breach of promise.
This is the first case of the kind to be filed In the United States court for this district so far as the records at hand show. In her complaint filed through an attorney Miss Duensing sets forth that November 25, 1916, In Pocatello, Idaho, Murray promised to marry her in Portland, Oregon, about the middle of December, 1916. She claims she was on the ground, ready and willing to marry and that she remained unmarried and ready to carry out her part of the agreement until Murray, unlawfully as the plaintiff claims, married Elizabeth B. Robertson, September 1, 1817. Damages in the amount of $50,000 are asked for this alleged breach of promise.


Pleasant Grove: John Justice and wife spent Sunday evening with Mrs. Perry Jenkins. Ed Jenkins was in Charleston on Monday. The Toledo Democrat Thursday October 21,1920


Jan 6 1927 (Decatur Evening Herald)

Claude Robertson of Chicago spent Saturday and Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Denman in Greenup.
Miss Josephine Greeson of Toledo was in Greenup Tuesday and from here she went to Terra Haute to visit relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Clabe Metcalf and family left the first of the week for Paris where they will make their home.
Mr. and Mrs. George Dillier and children returned Thursday from a visit in Chicago with her father Clark Leggett.
David Dooley left Tuesday for Taylorville where he has employment.

Decatur Evening Herald Jan. 4, 1927

Ira Wilcox of Indianapolis came Saturday for a few days visit here with relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs., Levi Rosecrans of Alton spent Saturday and Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Green of Greenup.
Mr. and Mrs. John Heminghouse and children of Marshall spent Saturday in Greenup with Mr. and Mrs. Light.
Clyde Benson and Miss Alma Gilbert return to their home in Flint, Mich., after a few days visit here with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benson.
E.M. Kohler who has been in Springfield for the past few weeks returned to Greenup Sunday.
Mrs. John Kilgore was a visitor in Matoon with relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bowdy and Vernon Ozier of St. Louis came Friday and spent until Sunday at the home of Mrs. Minnie Ozier and family.
Dr. and Mrs. Guy Vincent left Saturday for their home in Oklahoma City after a few day's visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jenuine.
Walter Cunningham of New York was in Greenup Friday and Saturday visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Vanhorn and daughter left Friday for their home in Paola, Kansas after a few day's visit here at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Beeman.
Mrs. H.M. Winslow left Thursday for Evansville, Indiana for a two weeks visit with relatives.
Mrs. Elisha Cissna and daughter Ella May returned to their home in Altamont Sunday after a few days visit here with relatives and friends.
Mrs. Della Calvert has returned to her home in detroit, Mich., on account of the illness of her husband.
Mrs. J.E. Reynolds and children of Effingham spent Saturday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Winslow.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wood of Matoon came Friday for a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Finley Shore.
Mrs. Glen Shuey spent Sunday in Terre Haute with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gabel.
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Loving spent Sunday in Terre Haute at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brockman.

February 2 1927 Decatur Evening Herald

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Benson of Charleston spent the weekend in Greenup at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Benson and Mr. and Mrs. Lowrey Gabel.
Mr. and Mrs. P.E. Dora spent Sunday in Paris with Mr. and Mrs. I.E. Sterling.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pierson spent Sunday in Casey with Mrs. and Mrs. William Dixon.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cumrine Sunday morning , an eight pound girl. They are living at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Walls.
Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Miller visited in Casey Monday with Mr. and Mrs. W.J. David, who will leave for Florida in the very near future.
Charles Aldrich of Indianapolis, spent Sunday here at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Aldrich.
Mr. and Mrs. Ozro Jobe and Miss Oneita Perisho drove to Terre Haute Sunday and spent the day with Miss Lela Jobe and Miss Olive Perisho.
Mrs. Bertha Haughton was called to Charleston Saturday on account of a serious illness of her mother, Mrs. William Best.
L.C. Markwell of  Newman, was a business visitor in Greenup Saturday.
H.B. Townsend of Casey was a business visitor in Greenup Thursday of last week.
Raymond Kline of Windsor, visited over the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Ben Byers and family.
Miss Helen Carson and Miss Ernestine Bancroft, who was attending the University of Illinois, are spending the between the semesterx vacation with their parents,



Miss Ellen Bonnell and Bud Nunamaker Are Married in Greenup

GREENUP, Jan. 29—At a pretty wedding ceremony at 8:30 o'clock, Thursday evening In Mattoon, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Bonnell, their only daughter, Miss Ellen, became the bride of Bud Nunamaker. Rev. John Codd officiated, with only the immediate relatives greatest blessings by delegating present.
K. L. Bonnell of St. Louis, an uncle of the bride, was best man and Mrs. G. P. Nunamaker of Toledo, sister-in-law of the bridegroom, was matron of honor. Immediately after the ceremony a three course dinner was served to the members of the bridal party. The pink and white motif was effectively used. The centerpiece was a large bouquet of pink roses.
Mr. and Mrs. Nunamaker departed on a wedding trip to visit relatives in Vandalia, St. Louis and other points.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G, S. Bonnell of Mattoon. She waa gratuated from Mattoon High school. In the class of 1925 and from the Utterback Business college In the class of 1926. For the past two years she has been employed as stenographer and bookkeeper for the Inter City Investment association of Mattoon. Mr. Nunamaker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Nunamaker, formerly of Greenup. He was graduated from Greenup High school In the class of 1923. For the past three years he haa been employed in Mattoon in the office of the Mattoon Ice Cream and Dairy Co., but recently he was transferred to Urbana, as manager of the Urbuna Ice Cream Co. They will make their home at 901 South First street, Roland apartment, Champaign.
Decatur Evening Herald Sunday, January 29, 1928, Decatur, Illinois

GREENUP, Aug. 30.—Members of the Christian Endeavor enjoyed a farewell social in the home of Miss Reva Holsapple Monday evening in honor of those who will be leaving or their respective schools soon.
Those of the group that will leave are. Reva Holsapple to Chicago, Helen Carson to Urbana, Clara Rodeaangh to Indianapolis, Blanche Nichols to Pekin, Hildred Peters to Bloomington, Alma Jones to Greencastle, Betty Broom to Florida, Marshall Holt to Urbana, and LeRoy Allen to Indianapolis.
A family reunion was held Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs John Brown. At noon dinner was served.
Ed Weaver and daughter, Louise of Evansville, Ind., spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. John Russell Mr. Weaver is a brother of Mrs. Glessell.
The home of Mr. and Mrs, Carl Bosworth was nearly destroyed by fire Wednesday evening.
Decatur Herald Friday Evening August 31, 1928


Casey Girl Bride Of Greenup Man
Casey—Casey and Greenup should be better friends than ever before since two of their finest young people have joined hearts and hands in their walk through life. Ebb Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglass Williams and a native ot Greenup, was married Apr. 12 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Elmer E. Cloud, in Greenup to Eleanor Ewing, only daughter of Mrs. Ethel Ewing and the late Newton Ewing of Casey.
Mr. Williams attended the Greenup public schools and also received three years high school training. At present he is employed with the Ettlebrick shoe factory in Greenup.
Mrs. Williams also attended the Casey public schools and completed a four years' course in the Casey high school, graduating in 1928. She is employed with the Ettlebrick shoe factory in Casey. The bride is one of Casey's most charming and popular girls.
The couple is at present residing with the bride's mother in Casey.
The Decatur Junior Review  May 31, 1930


© Copyright by Genealogy Trails