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Gen. Jacob Fry - We see in a Chigago Times special from Jerseyville, Ill, the following mention of a former resident of Ottawa, for whom many of our lder citizens still cherish a tender remembrance. "The venerable Gen. Jacob Fry, who was elected sheriff of Greene County, Illinois, five consecuive times, a colonel in the Black Hawk War and War Betwee the States, and canal commissioner in 1837, is here visiting his daughter, Mrs. George W. Ware. Gen. Fry has been a resident of this commonwealth for three score years. He is the father of Gen. James B. Fry, late Provost Marshall General of the United States, and although totally blind, is cheerful and vigorous, considering his age"
[The Ottawa free trader., May 24, 1879, Page 5 - Transcribed by KP]

May Locate Here - J. B. Pranger of Carrollton, Ills., is the city visiting his children, Mrs. Oswald Becker, Henry Pranger and B. A. Pranger. He is very favorably impressed with Walla Walla county and he may decide to locate in the city or on a farm near Walla Walla.
[The Evening Statesman. (Walla Walla, Wash.), 06 June 1905]

Sparta Plaindealer: - Old Mrs. Scates, of Carrollton, Ills., said authentically to be 114 years old, is still alive, and has recently received visitors from great distances who came to talk with her of ante-revolutionary times and things. Her mind is clear, though her ideas seem to be those of a child.
[The Cairo Daily Bulletin, Friday, 17 Dec 1875; transcribed by Darrel Dexter.]