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Jackson County, Illinois


Friday, Oct 16, 1891


Little Walter ISOM is sick.

Geo. DELLINGER spent several days in St. Louis this week.

Ben CRAIN and wife attended the Chester fair this week.

Mrs. Jim BARTLETT is suffering from an attack of typhoid fever.

J. KELLEY was in St. Louis Wednesday in the interest of B. K. & Co.

Chas. BRETT, of the firm of C. BRETT & Co., went to the city Monday to purchase goods.

H. S. KNAUER went to Chester Friday morning to see his...the fair.

Mrs. Samuel BROWN, teacher of the primary department of our schools is quite sick.

Mr. HYKE one of Deanville enterprising business men spent the first of the week in Red Bud.

Miss Bell TAGGART of Murphysboro spent the latter part of last week with her parents in Ava.

Mrs. W. C. NORMAN, of Murphysboro, spent several days with her sister, Mrs. Eugene JONES, this week

Prof. A. J. SNYDER, principal of our schools went to Carbondale last Saturday returning Monday morning

Mr. and Mrs. Fred STEINKOPF entertained a number of young folks at their residence last Tuesday evening

Mr. Fred KNAUER Jr., Mr. Wm. E. KNAUER and wife and Miss Mollie KNAUER of this place, spent the first of the week in St. Louis

Little Carrie RUSSELL has been afflicted with typhoid fever for sometime, is somewhat better. It is to be hoped that she may recover.

Mr. Dan RICE, of Degognia, died on Thursday after a long illness of that fatal disease consumption. Interment took place Friday evening.

Miss Nan HANNAH returned home from St. Louis last Friday night after an absence of several months. Miss HANNAH's many friends are pleased to see her back again.

Miss Grace BARKER of Carbondale has charge of the primary work of our schools while Mrs. BROWN is unable to attend to school duties. Miss BARKER is a graduate of the University.

Mrs. CARLISLE and daughter of Vergennes were the guests of Mrs. Henry CHEATHAM a few days a this week, Miss CARLISLE intends going to California in a few days to visit her brother.

Died, on Wednesday of last week at his residence at Dry Hill, Mr. Albert BILDERBACK, of typhoid fever. Mr. BILDERBACK was an industrious and energetic young farmer and well known in this section of the country, and was blessed with a host of friends who mourn his loss. He leaves a young wife and two children who have the sympathy of all. Interment took place at the Crain Graveyard.


One case of diphtheria reported this week.

Mr. Henry HUNTER has a very sick little girl.

Miss Anna CLENDENNIN took advantage of the unwelcome vacation and spent it at her home.

Mr. G. W. JOHNSTON was up to the St. Louis fair last week.

Mr. MONTROY and F. A. PARKINSON attended the teachers meeting at Ava last Saturday. They report a good and interesting programme.

On account of diphtheria, Mr. R. R. LOONEY has been compelled to put his school off a week.

October 23, 1891

W. C. HUNTER has just returned from St. Louis where he has been purchasing a stock of fall and winter goods.

The pleasant faces of County Sup't. BRYAN and Bert R. BURR were seen in the vicinity of Degognia last Thursday and Friday.

R. R. LOONEY began school again last Monday after a week's vacation on account of diphtheria.

Mr. Andrew JOHNSTON and Miss Mandy HUDSON were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony last Thursday.

Mr. John ISOM and sons were seen last Monday morning winding their way to the famous hunting grounds of the Mississippi bottom. We predict that game will suffer as they are all good marksmen.

Mr. WIEBUSCH's clerk accidentally shot himself last week with a 38 caliber revolver the ball taking effect in his leg.


Porter BARNE, age 22, to Lizzie DALE, age 16.

George BOWER, age 21, to Alice RUSSELL, age 22.

Wm. H. GAMBLE, age 21 to Amanda E. MIFFLIN, age 18.

Chas. J. ALLARD, age 21, to Mary BLACKLOCK, age 21.

Abner B. BATTSON, age (looks like 58) to Mary BURNS (looks like age 50).


Taylor STEWART and wife have a baby girl.

F. W. BROWN spent last week in the bottom.

Mrs. Wm. RISLING and baby are sick.

Mrs. Wm. C. TUCKER is confined to the sick bed.

Mrs. Al MARTIN returned from St. Louis Monday evening.

Dr. C. C. GRIZZELL, of Vergennes, was on our streets Tuesday.

Lon TOMS, of Campbell Hill, was in Ava Monday on business.

Mrs. GREGSON spent last week and the first of this with her husband in St. Louis.

Rev. G. P. McBRIDE came home last week after an absence of several weeks. He has been unwell.

Mrs. J. CONNOR, Mrs. COCHRAN and Mrs. S. K. WILLIAMS took advantage of the excursion on the Grand Tower & Carbondale R. R. and made a pleasant trip to Cape Girardeau last Thursday. They returned home Friday morning.

Mr. Ellis ROGERS came over from Shiloh Hill Saturday.

Little Jimmy VARNUM is suffering with an attack of fever.

Fred STERNKOPF had a tussle with cramp colic Saturday night.

Mrs. F. D. LEWIS was continued to her room Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. Wm. BULL, of Murphysboro, passed several days in Ava last week.

Miss Della DANNEBRINK returned to her home near Bremen, Randolph county, Wednesday.

Ernest CLENDINEN was unable to attend to his duties at the station several days last week. Mr. Frank BRISTOW assumed the work in his stead.

Miss Nellie BLACKBURN, one of Ava's esteemed young ladies, departed for Murphysboro last Sunday, where she will remain for some time with her sister. Miss Nellie will be greatly missed by Ava's young people.

Miss SNEED, of Nashville, Ill., was in Ava the first of the week getting up a music class.

October 30, 1891

Portions of this film are illegible. I've transcribed the data found here as best I could.

? WILL's little child is ill (several other names are on the "sick list", but they are illegible).

Mr. and Mrs. F. KNAUER spent Thursday evening in Campbell Hill.

Mr. Willis OLLIVER, of Sparta, is in the employ of Dean Bros., as bookkeeper.

Mrs. Sally HENSON, of St. Louis, is visiting her relatives and many friends in Ava.

Mr. Ben BISHOP moved his family into the house vacated by Mr. ROBERTS, the first of the week.

Mrs. Dr. ROSSON, returned home Thursday after spending several days with friends in DeSoto.

Miss Clara DUFF departed Wednesday for Thomastown, Franklin county, where she will remain for some time.

Mr. Wm. ROBERTS has purchased the residence of Mrs. COCHRAN on Main street, where he moved his family the first of the week.

On Wednesday evening a happy party of people, both young and old, assembled at the residence of H. C. CURTIS in order to duly celebrate the birthday of Mrs. CURTIS. The occasion was one of joy and merriment from beginning to end. The company were entertained by vocal and instrumental music and social games and treated to delicious ice cream and cake.

Ezra MEADS is out again after a severe attack of typhoid fever. He will be able to return to his work in St. Louis in a few days.

Mr. Dan'l BOWER, after spending several weeks visiting Pueblo, Colorado Springs and other important points in Colorado, returned home Thursday of last week.

A large number of young folks passed a pleasant evening at the residence of Mr. SEAGRAVES last Friday evening in response to an invitation from Miss Sally SEAGRAVES, one of Ava's popular young ladies.

Died, on Tuesday, October 26th, George DAVIS, after an illness of several weeks with typhoid fever. He was the oldest son of Mr. D. LYNCH and his death is a sad blow to the family. Interment took place at the McBride Cemetery Wednesday evening.

Married - At the residence of the bride's parents in Levan township, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1891, Mr. Josn JOUBART to Miss E(lla?) BRADLEY, Rev. J. W. WILSON officiating. After the ceremony a splendid dinner was served to which all did ample justice. The young couple received a number of presents of which the following form a part: Mrs. Josie HARBER, table cloth; Mr. and Mrs. JOUBART, set of household and kitchen furniture; Mr. George JOUBART, water pail; Mrs. JENNING, set of glass dishes; Mrs. Emma JENKINS, cake stand; Miss Dollie JENKINS ? plate; Miss Mollie MINTER, set of napkins; Miss Ida REDFIELD, fruit dish; Miss Mariah McCLURE, set of goblets; Miss Maggie UNDERHILL, set of desert dishes; Miss Emma REDFIELD, set of desert dishes; Miss Mary REDFIELD, water pitcher; Mr. Charley McCORMICK and Miss Julia JOUBART, clock; Mr. Henry COX, set of napkins; Mr. Peter WILLIAMSON, butter dish; Mrs. J. B. BRICKEY, fruit dish.

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