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News Items from Jasper's Early Days
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Here are items from  the Newton Press (from the good ol' pre-copyright days!).  These are just tidbits - if you've ever read the Press from the old days, you know they reported on everyone's comings and goings.  It was hard to "court" anyone without the whole town reading about it in the paper the next week! But they've done a great job throughout the years of keeping everyone up-to-date on the happenings in Jasper County. It's also an excellent source of genealogical information. Use your browser's FIND function since more than one surname is often included in each item.
Source information, like the contributor's name and email address, can be found here

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Miss Ida Abraham, of Casey, was the guest of Miss Delia Watt, last week. [July 12, 1893]

John Dee Yager, administrator of the estate John Acklin, sen., will sell valuable personal property at the late residence of the deceased on the 9th of May next. [The Newton Press, Apr 10 1874]

John Acklin and Frank Grinder are running the sawing department of the Newton Water Mill. They are both practical sawyers, and no doubt will do good work. July 2, 1874

George Adams spent Saturday and Sunday in Olney visiting relatives. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

M.F. Adams came home from Sims, Ill., Wednesday morning for a few days visit with his family. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Judge Aiken, county treasurer of Blaine county, Neb., who recently met with such a horrible death, was the father-in-law of I.D. Shamhart, formerly of this township. July 22, 1891

Gus Alblinger was a Pesotum business visitor Saturday and Sunday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Sev. Alblinger was a business visitor at Olney Monday evening. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Mrs. C.C. Keeler will entertain during the week her friend, Mrs. Chas. Albright, from their old home in Newton, Illinois. [Weekly journal-miner., (Prescott, Ariz.), February 21, 1912, Page 4]

Mr. and Mrs. Vern Alcorn and daughter, Florine of Indianapolis are here visiting her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Kiser. Jan. 3, 1919

Will Alexander, of Newton, was in town (Robinson, Crawford County, IL) Saturday and Sunday last. He is a jovial, good-hearted fellow, and has a pretty wife. June 11, 1874

Will Alexander has gone to Chicago. Oct. 29, 1874

W.C. Alexander is officiating as deputy circuit clerk. Bill writes a first-rate "fist." July 2, 1874

Bill Alexander has gone to Kentucky to visit relatives. Oct. 7, 1875

F.D. Alexander has been transferred from Oblong, on the I&I.S. to Palestine. A.L. Martin from Dieterich to Oblong; C.M. Walser from Palestin to Newton; and George Merrick from Newton to Sullivan. Feb 15, 1888

Mrs. W. C. Alexander of Robinson, is visiting friends in this place. The Newton Weekly Press, Sept. 31, 1881 [contrib by Source #33]

W. C. Alexander will move to Oblong next week. He has been employed as principal of the schools at that place. Mr. Alexander is graded as one of the best teachers in this county.- Robinson Constitution The Newton Weekly Press, Sept. 31, 1881 [contrib by Source #33]

Grant & Sherman Allen and Chas. Majors, in jail on the charge of burglarizing Mrs. Frank Fry's house, escaped from the Newton Jail last Wednesday night. They had also escaped from the Olney jail a few days before. November 5, 1890

Lew Allen, of Florida, has been back to Jasper county on a visit. August 10, 1892

Judge Allen passed through Newton yesterday on his way home from Effingham, where he has been holding Court. Oct. 8, 1874

C. J. Allison, former lumber dealer of this place, visited Newton, Saturday last. Mr. A owns a good farm, nine miles west of Olney where he now resides. He informed us that he raised pretty fair crops the past season, and that he likes the farming business first-rate. The Newton Weekly Press, Sept. 31, 1881 [contrib by Source #33]

Mrs. Isaac Allison visited her daughter, Mrs. Frank St. John, in Olney, last week. Dec. 17, 1890

Ed Althause visited in Newton Monday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Miss Mary Althause returned to Newton Monday to resume her work as a domestic at the New American hotel. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Miss Mary Althaus of Newton spent Tuesday here. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Miss Anna Amend who has been working at Oblong returned home Wednesday evening. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

J.C. Anderson has returned from the north. Yale - November 23, 1887

Mrs. Mary Anderson of Hunt City was 98 years old, November 12, 1919. About a year ago she broke her hip in a fall and was confined to her bed for some time. Today she walks up and down stairs unassisted. Aside from her eyesight and hearing which has been failing in the last few months, she is hale and hearty. Last year, grandma, as she is familiarly known, knit socks, etc. for the Red Cross and pieced quilts which she donated to the Woman's Aid Society. She is an interesting conversationalist and she tells us she is going to live over the century mark. Judging from her spryness, we believe she will do so. She resides with her daughter, Mrs. Annette Wright at Hunt City. F.C. Myers, November 29, 1919

Oscar Anderson, of Willow Hill, has moved to Newton for the purpose of working on the new courthouse. Mar. 8, 1877

E.W. Andres of Hidalgo was a business caller Thursday. April 10, 1917

Frank Andre, of Bunker HIll, has built a considerable addition to his dwelling which greatly improves the looks of it. July 6, 1892

Uncle Billy Andrews sold his property at this place to John Finn last week. Hidalgo, February 22, 1888

Dr. Andrews is having his residence property ground planted in strawberries. Now who will dare say that the Doctor is not fond of "sweet things?" May 11, 1876

Dr. Andrews has purchased a new soda fountain. [The Newton Press, April 24, 1878]

Dr. S.C. Andrews, daughter Veva and niece, Miss Cora Ott, of Pittsburg, Pa., went to the World's Fair at Chicago, today. [July 5, 1893]

Miss Zola Andrews has returned from a visit with relatives at Bucyrus, Ohio. Newton newspaper, April 21, 1903 (contrib. by Source #28)

Our old friend, Henry Arehart, of Willow Hill township, will offer for sale at his residence, three miles north-west of New Liberty, on the 18th inst. one Stallion, one Jack, Horses, Cattle, Hogs, Goats, Corn,, Hay, Farming Implements, Household and Kitchen Furniture and other articles too numerous to mention. Jan 6, 1876

Frank Areheart and family spent Thanksgiving with relatives at Willow Hill. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 28, 1913]

A concert will be given in Orpheus opera house Wednesday of next week under the direction of Prof. Pool, the proceeds of which will go to the Presbyterian church. Those assisting in the evening's entertainment will be Prof. Funk, Miss Ethel Galley, Miss Bertha Stauffer and Eugene Arnold. Prof. Pool will also render selections on the violin. Mr. Arnold, who is a guest of Prof. Pool, was a former pupil of Vernon d'Arnalle, of the Chicago Musical college, and last year was awarded the first prize, a diamond medal, offered by the college. Mr. Arnold's home is in Newton, Illinois. The following is from the Chicago Democrat in reference to his ability as a singer: "Few barytone voices have been heard here in concert possessing the sonority and expressiveness of Mr. Arnold's." [The Columbus journal., (Columbus, Neb.) December 23, 1903]

We had the pleasure of an introduction, on last Tuesday, to Mr. J.F. Arnold, of Grove township, who has recently graduated at the McKendee College, at Lebanon, Illiniois. Mr. A. is a fine looking fellow, and we are very favorably impressed with his appearance. June 18, 1874

J.F. Arnold and Daniel O'Donnell have opened out an insurance and purchasing office in the room upstairs over S. Johnson's commission house. Both gentlemen are well known for their probity and business capacity. July 15, 1891

Prof. Arnold's school closed last Thursday with a public examination.- The students, we understand, acquitted themselves with much credit, clearly evincing that they have had a good tutor and that their time has not been idly spent. Mr. Arnold is well liked here as teacher. "The Weekly Press" Apr. 20, 1876

Dr. Arrington, of the Grove, was in Newton on Monday. Newton Press, May 18, 1876

Harrison A. Arterberry, who married Rosa Sweitzer in this city (Newton) last summer, was sent to the penitentiary from Richland county for three years for bigamy. Arterberry's first wife, who is living and from whom he had never been divorced, was Lovina Markwell. H.H. Powell, D.N. Deames and Rev. C.W. Sabine were witnesses. April 27, 1892

Mrs. W.W. Fee received word from Mrs. Jos. A. Asbury, that she arrived safely in Newton, Illinois, where she is improving her time in visiting with her mother, as she has not seen her in five years. [Iron County record., June 01, 1917, (Cedar City, Utah)]

We noticed a young Mr. Aton, of Crooked Creek township, in town Saturday and Sunday last. We drew the idea the he was looking admiringly upon some of the fair sex of Newton. March 30, 1876

J.M. Bagwell is going to move to the Dark Bend. Sept. 10, 1890

Laif Bail, of Olney, is in the city, the guests of Mrs. W.H. Lathrop, and family June 24, 1904

A.O. Bailey, one of our popular merchants, went to Merem and Sullivan, Ind., on business Friday. Willow Hill, July 20, 1887

Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Bailey and son of Wichita Falls, Texas, are visiting her sister, Mrs. Homer Kasserman and family. August 20, 1926

Geo. W. Baker, of South Muddy, had his dwelling and contents destroyed by fire last week. A subscription was passed around town and considerable money raised for him, there being no insurance on his property. Aug. 7, 1889

We have a little girl in this town, Miss Maud Baker, only six years old, who can sew carpet rags and piece a quilt as fast and as good as any woman. Aug. 17, 1876

William Baker and wife have returned from the Okaw country, where they have been visiting Abe Ray and family, and other Jasper county people. They report crops looking well, but of course not so good as home. Mr Ray expects to move back next fall. He bought a farm two miles east of Rose Hill last winter, and is anxious to return to Crooked Creek, where he was raised.

Wife, we'll just move back to Jasper,
The finest place on earth;
A haven for the weary,
An Eden from our birth.

Yes, we'll have to go to Jasper,
The land where we were born;
There's where they raise the Poland hogs,
And fields of yellow corn.

Old Jasper is our happy home,
Our parents made it so,
Where mother used to spin the wool,
To clothe us long ago.

Yes, we'll go back to old Jasper,
And live in peace and ease;
We'll listen to the mocking bird,
and watch the working bees.

We've had enough of Okaw,
The people blow about,
We plow the corn all through the day,
And night it's all washed out.

Edward Banta and Mrs. John (Maude) Connor are in Newton enroute to their homes in California and Arizona, respectively. They were called to this city by the sad news of the death of their brother, Bern_ Banta, and following the funeral last Saturday, went to Evansville for a few days. Friday, December 16, 1926

Willow Hill: Perry Bark and wife, of Sullivan, Ill., visited friends here the past week. [The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

Ed Barker, who has been in Reno County, Kas., for the past three years, is at home on a visit. Jan. 14, 1891

S.B. Barker went to Vandalia Monday morning to look after his farm near there. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

Mayor S.R. Barker and wife, Mrs. Sopha Goeppner, Mrs. Elizabeth Spoon and R.B. Stayton attended the Cleveland ovation at St. Louis in addition to those mentioned last week. All were delighted with the president and his beautiful wife. Oct. 12, 1887

James Barker, who has been spending the past several months with his sister, Mrs. Ed. J. Sheddlebar, at New Boston, Texas, got home last week looking well and highly pleased with what he saw of the people and country in the great southwest. July 10, 1889

Messrs. Jim and Fred Barker, John Wise, Harry Moore and Sy Perkins of Newton spent Sunday afternoon and evening with friends in this city. 2nd week of January 1900

Misses Tillie Barker and Helena Ostheimer returned to Newton Monday to resume their studies in the high school, after spending the holidays her with relatives. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Miss Tillie Barker of Newton is here at the home of her uncle, Sam Barker. She will remain until the Newton schools will reopen. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 30, 1914]

Dr. J.M. Barlow and son Birt departed for the west and south last week. Nov. 30, 1877

James Barnes' store at Point Pleasant was destroyed by fire, one day last week. Loss about $1000. 1904

Old mother Barrack, who started for Texas on Monday, was never on a railroad car before the above date. Oct. 19, 1876

W.E. Barrett of North Muddy township, was in town yesterday. Bill is resting up after harvest. July 2, 1874

Bill Batch and two of his "chums" dished up some first-rate music at the American, last Tuesday evening. Newton Weekly Press, July 6, 1876

Alex Batman, a former resident of this county, and Hill Smith, of Moultrie county were in this neighborhood last week buying stock hogs and cattle. Slate Point, October 5, 1887

John Batman will go to college to finish his studies as soon as his school is out. Jan. 20, 1889

Frank S. Bateman is now superintendent of a railroad in Texas. November 23, 1887

A fire about midnight, Thursday, destroyed the Beals' grocery and additions. The building, a large frame, erected in the fifties, which was owned by Mrs. Sophia Geoppner, was valued at about $2,000. Cox & Woods lost about $500 worth of broomcorn, George Kinsel $600 worth of household goods, William Babbs meat market fixtures valued at $150, and John Houchin $150 worth of machinery and field seed. A.I. Beals' loss consisted of nearly $500 worth of groceries. Week of January 25, 1902

J.J. Beall, who was overcome by heat five weeks ago today, is now able to ride about some in his buggy. Heat prostration is something that is very baffling to the medical profession and no immediate and radical cure has yet been found. One feature in Mr. Beall's case was a nervous chill every day for eight and nine hours at a time. This defied medical skill for some time, but now that it has been checked there is every hope that he will soon recover his usual health and strength. - Original Source: Charleston Herald. Quoted in the Newton Press on September 17, 1887

W.O. Bean, an I. & St. L. brakeman, fell from a freight car and was killed near Mattoon last Wednesday. October 5, 1887

Is Carl Beard, the blacksmith, going to run in opposition to the Gila blacksmith. April 10, 1917

Frank Beasler of the Bend left Saturday for Des Moines, Iowa [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 28, 1913]

Silas Beeman returned home, Saturday evening. Silas has been breaking on the P.D.&E. Hunt City, Sept. 10, 1890

Joe Bell has returned from an extended visit at Mattoon. January 1877

Johny Bell, the chief boss of the Press office, has recovered from his recent attack of fever, and is able to be at his post again. March 30, 1876

John M. Bell, ex-editor of the Jasper County Times, was a caller Monday. He is now engaged as foreman of the Centralia Daily Sentinel. His family is still located at Fairfield. Jan. 11, 1888

Wm. Bell has just received a report __ the new fashions for men's and boys' __ thing, and is prepared to cut and make suits on short notice. Tuesday, Apr 15, 1875

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Benefiel were in Terre Haute, Tuesday. August 20, 1926

Norman Benefield went to Oblong, to become a salesman in the Bert Lewis' clothing store, beginning New Year's. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Lew Bennett met with a Waterloo defeat, Tuesday night. Anti-whiskey done it. It (the whiskey) was so crooked that Lew got his two eyes knocked into one; and his nose is flattened out like a "jimmy cane" had struck it. [The Newton Press, April 23, 1879]

Miss Rosa Benson is going to Robinson to work for a lady at that place. Feb. 15, 1888

Uncle George Bergbower is tending bar in the saloon of Bergbower & Rominger at Dieterich. Sep. 28, 1892

The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Beverlin and family in south Newton was struck by lightning during the rain last night, and damage of about $50 done. A chimney was knocked down, a few shingles torn off the roof, and scattered soot about the house. The loss was covered by insurance. Friday, Sept 3, 1926

Nearly 100 friends surprised Sam Beverlin, Sunday, and ate dinner with him. It was his birthday. July 29, 1891

Quite an excitement was created Thursday afternoon last over the report that a little child of Mr. C.J. Bevin, manager of Gooch's store, was lost. After a search of an hour or more the little fellow was found uninjured about a quarter of a mile east of town near the Nebeker Tile Works. [The Newton Press, April 13, 1887]

Miss Nettie Bevis, who has been the guest of Miss Ruby Eggler for the past two weeks, returned to her home in Newton last Friday. 2nd week of January 1900

Miss Christina Biggard was a Newton visitor Sunday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Thomas R. Bishop and family went to Hutchinson, Kas., last week, their future home. November 16, 1887

N.B. Blair has moved to a farm near Wakefield. March 20, 1889

Mrs. Joseph Blanford, of Decatur, is visiting her son John Stuteville. Sept 2, 1891

Mrs. Joseph Blanford, of Decatur, is visiting her son John Stuteville. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Our esteemed friend, John G. Bliss, to whose name some malicious and ill-disposed persons used to affix the euphonious appellation of "Granny," has retired from the business of cultivating that pesky little animal of the feline kind, and will hereafter devote his attention toward the braying quadruped. Tuesday, Apr 15, 1875

Frank Boback and family have moved from Smallwood twonship to Topeka, Indiana. December 11, 1903

Abner Bodle Jasper County, went to mill at Hazel Dell while the proprietor was away from home. He was tried before Squire Carlen and committed to jail in default of bail. Newton Times-Mentor, May 21, 1884

N. Boldrey will take his store to West Liberty next week. Thus Bogota loses its first citizen. Bogota, July 20, 1887

Andy and Louis Bolander returned home from Pontiac, Ill., Friday morning. The boys had been working there the past farming season. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

A.C. Bolander was a business visitor in Indianapolis this week. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Mr and Mrs. Mike Bolander were Newton business visitors yesterday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

Mrs. Mike Bolander returned home Monday evening from Mattoon where she had been visiting relatives for a short time. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Jacob Bolander and Mr. Mars of Ste Marie, Illinois, are visitors of Charles Lambert and will help him build a new house.  [The Cairo Bulletin. (Cairo, Il l.), 05 Feb. 1905]

Joseph Boos and Nicholas Keller have bought out Severine Laugel and will enter the mercantile business again at Boos Station. November 9, 1887

Joseph Boos moved to Boos Station, Monday, Severine Laugel moving from there to Newton, the two changing places of residence. November 16, 1887

Joseph Boos, Jr., who has been attending college at Teutopolis, is at home for the holidays. Dec. 23, 1891

Mrs. Helena Boos, son Urban, and daughter Clara, visited Mrs. Nicholas Keller at Sidell last week. 2nd week of January 1900

At the Olney reunion a gold medal was given to Clarrissa Bostick, of Willow Hill, the mother present who had the most sons in the war of the rebellion. Mrs. Bostick sent 5 sons to the field, viz: Richard Bostick, Co. I, 98 Ill., L. Bostick, Co. K, 32 Ill., L.A. Bostick, Co. K, 38th Ill; Ebenezer Bostick, Co. I, 98 ill.; F.T. Bostick, Co., K, 38 Ill. Sept. 10, 1890

Geo Bowers sat on the fence last Saturday and whistled. It's a boy. [St. Peter, The Newton Press, April 24, 1878]

S.B. Bowman is taking an interest in fruit growing, having planted 600 apple trees, the past week. [Hunt City, The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

Frank Boyington has opened a barber shop in the room east of T.G. Love's store. [Wheeler - July 12, 1893]

Rolla Bracket pleaded guilty to stealing two chickens from H.A. Faller and was fined $5.00 and costs. In consideration of his poverty the court was as light on him as possible, he having a family depending on him. 1885

Barney Bremer of Bloomfield, Ind., is in the city. He is a son-in-law of Mrs. S.C. Ransom. August 10, 1887

Mrs. Nettie Brewer and Mrs. Mattie Hoggins have been visiting at the residence of Grandison Clark during the past week. April 18, 1883 - Slate Point

Miss Ildria Bridges has returned to Washington, D.C. where she is a department clerk for the government. January 3, 1919

Mr. Lyman Bridges, of this county, is now attending College at Westfield. [The Newton Press, Apr 10 1874]

Lyman Bridges, who has been attending college at Westfield, returned home last week to enjoy its many pleasures during the vacation. He intends to resume his studies about the 26th of August." "The Newton Press, June 25, 1874"

Lyman Bridges and lady of Arthur, Moultrie county, Ills., are visiting the family of Barna Foot, west of Newton. July 6, 1876

Mack, John and Ab. Bridges, of East Linn, Mo., brothers of our fellow-townsman, W. L. Bridges, came over into this portion of Illinois last week, for the double purpose of visiting their Newton friends and to attend their re-union at Effingham. Ab., however, had "special business" at Charleston, and did not reach this place according to programme. He is here now, and will probably remain with us several days. John and Mack returned to Missouri, from Effingham, Tuesday evening. The Newton Weekly Press, Sept. 31, 1881

J.W. Breneman, the east Washington street jeweler, attended the reunion of his old regiment at Toledo, Ohio last week. September 17, 1887

J.W. Brenneman and wife attended the golden wedding of the former's parents in Christian county, Monday. Aug. 12, 1891

Kendall Bridges went to Robinson today to accept a position as a type setter in the Constitution office. Nov. 19, 1901

Mrs. Mollie Bridges, of New Liberty, __ Newton, visiting her sister-in-law, __ Lydia Bridges. Mrs. B. intends to __ Missouri in a few weeks, where her husband is, who is now engage in the __ing business. Tuesday, Apr 15, 1875

W.L. Bridges and wife celebrated their silver wedding, Thursday. Sept. 17, 1890

W.L. Bridges and wife, I.M. Shup and Mrs. ThomasWaltz went to Sailor Springs to attend the reunion of the 21st Regt. Ill. Vol., yesterday. Oct. 5, 1892

Miss Ofa Brinson is assisting Mrs. J.W. McCord with housecleaning this week. May 3, 1927

Charles Brinson, who has been ill for some time, is able to sit up. May 3, 1927

Sunday visitors at Charles Brinson's were: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Conley of Portersville, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yount, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Alexander and Carl Flynn. May 3, 1927

Jim Brinson and Josh Hume, of Willow Hill, were in town yesterday. Newton Press, Oct. 28, 1875

T.L. Britton attended the G.A.R. En-encampment (sic) at St. Louis. He reports a grand time. Slate Point, October 5, 1887

T.L. Britton, Esau Filer, W.E. Patterson, John Stainbrook and others attended the St. Louis reunion. Gila, October 5, 1887

T.L. Britton has sold his exchange to Henry Keller. Gila, Oct. 12, 1887

T.L. Brittan has moved to town. Gila, Nov. 30, 1892

Surprise Birthday Parties were thrown for: Charles Brooks, his 30th. Mrs. John McGrigry, her 36th. November 5, 1890

Misses Ella and Winnie Brooks have returned from Martinsville. August 10, 1887

Mr and Mrs. H.F. Brooks returned Saturday, from Kissimmee, Florida, where they spent the late winter months.April 10, 1917

T.J. Brooks, wife, and daughter Lottie Belle of Charleston, came Saturday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Kibler. April 10, 1917

The dwelling of our fellow townsman John C. Brooks, we understand, was burglarized Tuesday night last. Aug. 10, 1876

Will Brooks rather put it on Melvin Hicks, Friday night when he shined the latter's boot's for a dime, using stove polish. 1883 (contrib. by Source #28)

Clarence Brown was over from Robinson, Sunday. August 24, 1887

Mrs. Clarence Brown, of Terre Haute, is visiting Newton relatives and friends. Clarence is expected Saturday. Jan. 14, 1891

Dr. G.C. Brown and Paul Sauers were Olney visitors over Wednesday night. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Dr. Brown was a Newton business visitor Monday. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Dr. G.C. Brown received an announcement from Inverness, Miss., conveying the news of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Wilson, January 14. Mr. Wilson was formerly a merchant of Ste. Marie. He is now overseer of a large plantation at the above named place. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

The Misses Ida and Allie Brown, and Miss Hattie Mayo, who have been visiting friends at Danville, for the past three weeks, returned home on Sunday last. July 22, 1875

Miss Lola Brown, of Newton, has been in this city (Effingham) this week, assisting her sister in nursing the two small editions of the Republican family through the scarlet fever. "Effingham Republic", via Newton Press Jan. 14, 1891

Mrs. Lulu Brown went to Chicago yesterday, to the World's Fair. Her sister, Miss Hester Deames, has been there for some time. [July 5, 1893]

Miss Mittie Brown returned, Monday, from a visit of several weeks to her brother Clarence in Terre Haute. Feb. 19, 1890

Duff Brown, formerly of Willow Hill, recently lost his house by fire in Sullivan county, Ind. January 9, 1889

Mrs. Mary A. Brown and John Hill have returned from a visit to their brother, Sam Hill, of Moultrie county. Slate Point, October 5, 1887

Our fellow townsman, S.B. Brown, returned Friday week from his "old Kentucky home," where he no doubt spent the time pleasantly visiting his many boyhood friends and acquaintances. While away, Mr. Brown visited his mother, whom he had not seen for a number of years. Oct. 29, 1874

Mr. M.T. Bruster and family have moved to town. -1883, ROSE HILL [contrib. by Source #28]

J. Bruce Buckler was here, Wednesday, packing goods and preparing to leave. Mr. Buckler and family left, Thursday, for Ames, iowa, their new home. He is a salesman for a book company. August 20, 1926

Mrs. and Mrs. B.L. Burch of near Yale were callers, Monday morning, advancing the subscription of the Press for Mrs. Burch. May 3, 1927

I have purchased Mrs. Lyde Kern's interest in the Home Restaurant and am now the sole owner and proprietor. Everything first class. I hope to receive the patronage of the public. Sophia Burford. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Thomas Burk is building a two room addition to his dwelling and re-weatherboarding the main part of the house. Location, West Newton. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Two of P.A. Burks nephews of Indiana are visiting him. Jan. 1, 1901 [contrib. by Source #28]

Tom Burris is down from Lerna on a visit. Dec. 28, 1892

Dr. E.E. Burton is preparing to move his office up stairs over Wm. Rodgers harness shop. [Hunt City, July 19, 1893]

People who go from this county to the World's Fair will find good accommodations and at reasonable rates at the residences of either of the following named persons, former citizens of Newton: M.K. Busick, Harry Harris, F.A. Wheeler or Mrs. Elizabeth Spoon. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Olney Advocte: M.K. Busick came down from Newton on a business trip last Friday. [unknown date, [contrib. by Source #28]

Dr. F. M. Bussard has sold his drugstore to Dr. S.C. Andrews and others and will go out of business. He is to travel for a wholesale drug house in Chicago, we learn. [unknown date, contributed by Source #28]

Wm. Butt has sold his farm to Frank Raper. He and family departed for Corning, Ark. Wednesday morning. Gila, Dec. 17, 1890

Mrs. M.K. Busick, of Ness City, Kas., is visiting relatives here and at Willow Hill. Sept. 17, 1890

Miss Irma Buss, who recently graduated from the nurse's training school of the Pekin public hospital was a visitor with her father, Curt (name cut off). May 3, 1927

Cyrus Butt and Peter Wolfe have gone to Arkansas. Gila, Sept. 10, 1890

Tom Cahill, Jim Armstrong, 'Squire Lampkins,J oseph Shryock, Lewis Taylor and others, of St. Marie, were in town last Monday. March 30, 1876

Mr. John Redman and Mr. R. A. Kinkade, ex-deputy sheriff of Richland county, were in town this week, and informed us that our old friend, Thos. Cahill, was elected to a "high" office on Tuesday last. At last accounts Tom had failed to fill his bond; however, we surmise that his worthy opponent will accommodate him. [The Newton Press, Apr 10 1874]

A.G. Caldwell, of Ennis, Texas, was in the city one day last week, as hale and hearty as when he left Jasper county three years ago.

Mrs. A. G. Caldwell of the Grove spent last Saturday visiting the family of her son, Prof Arnold, of this place. The Newton Weekly Press, Sept. 31, 1881 [contrib by Source #33]

A.F. Calvin writes from Denver, Col., that he has secured employment as a salesman in the largest dry goods house in the city.August 10, 1887

A.F. Calvin has returned from Denver, Col., and will remain with the Newton Clothing Store until its removal to Hutchinson, Kas. Oct. 19, 1887

Billy Campbell, who has been traveling throughout the southern and other parts of the state selling soap recipes, returned to Newton, Saturday, riding one pony and leading a second by having him hitched on by means of a halter tied to No. 1's tail. As an agent Billy can outgeneral the original pedestrian salesman July 6, 1892

L.J. Campbell, a brother typo, formerly of this place but now of Decatur, Ill., is here visiting us and his many other old friends. Lew served his apprenticeship at this place under the instructions of the venerable J.W. Mehaffey, and intends paying Mr. M. a visit at Lawrenceville, for the purpose of talking over old times. [The Newton Press, Jan 30, 1874]

Rev. J.M. Carmean has accepted a call to the Christian church at Industry, Ill. Nov. 4, 1891

Mr. A.G. Carpenter, formerly of Willow Hill township in this county, but now of Morehead, Kansas, was visiting old friends last week. Griff is one of the lucky boys who got an increase of pension and will henceforth receive $20 per month for the loss of an arm in the rebellion. 1883 [contrib. by Source #28]

Ira Carpenter who recently sold his Pleasant Ridge farm and reinvested in Clay county land near Louisville was in the city Saturday. Frank Geddis will move to his vacated place. March 1, 1893

James Carson, son of Rev. James Carson who formerly resided in this city, spent two or three days in Newton last week with old friends. During the past winter he was engaged in teaching in Wabash county, but at present is located at Olney. - Louisville Ledger 1883 [contrib. by Source #28]

Dr. C. Carter, a graduate of the Toronto, Canada veterinary college, has located in Newton. A good veterinarian is a profession that has been needed here. Aug. 12, 1891

Charles Carter, of Missouri is visiting his old home in this city. He is engaged in the mercantile business. He and his mother, Mrs. N.J. Carter, went to Chicago, Monday. Oct. 19, 1887

H.C. Carter and wife, late of Lane County, Kas., have returned to their old home in Willow Hill township. [The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

James Carter is engaged in building a house for John Shafer. G.J. Beeman is also completing a dwelling house for the widow Chapman. [Hunt City, The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

Mrs. Carter and Prof. Chileoat commenced their selected schools, last Monday, at the school building. [The Newton Press, April 24, 1878]

Sam'l Casey, the popular wielder of razor and scissors, spent several days last week among the friends of his childhood in Lawrence county. August 24, 1887

Mrs. Grover Cassidy, of Paris, was the guest of her mother and sister, Mrs. Mary LaMotte and Miss Lena LaMotte, during Xmas. Jan. 3, 1919

I will sell at public sale, Friday, October 16, at my home 2 1/2 miles west of Newton, a yearling colt, two brood sows, eight shoats, surrey, set of double harness, mowing machine, household goods and other articles; 6 months time without interest. See bills. I leave for Oklaohma City, Tuesday, October 20, and will conduct an excursion over the M. K. & T.railroad to points in Indian Terriory, Oklahoma, and Texas, good for 21 days, for $18 for the round trip from Effingham. W.H. Cathear, Land and Immigation Agent, Newton, ILL. - [contrib. by Source #28]

The heirs of Green B. Cather, deceased, brought suit against the widow of said decedent, in this term of County Court for embezzlement. The case was tried on Tuesday last and resulted in favor of Mrs. Cather.

Homer CATT went coon hunting Friday night, and killed his uncle Charles' favorite coon dog. Wednesday, November 7, 1883

Mr. L.V. Chaffee and family, of Robinson, have moved to Newton. Mr. C. has opened out a boot and shoe store, as will be seen by reference to our advertising columns. He is a gentleman who has stood very high in the business circles of Robinson and we wish him success, which we predict he will have in Newton. 1882 [contrib. by Source #28]

David Chamblin & family, who have been residing in Kansas and Nebraska for the past four years are back again - to stay probably. November 23, 1887

Mace Chamblin is "head boss" of the engine, which is attached to the planing mill east of the Press off ice. Aug. 17, 1876

Uncle Perry Chapman celebrated his 62nd birthday on Dec. 27. Dec. 31, 1890

Ben Chestnut, a courteous, intelligent young man, is studying law under David Trexler. June 5, 1889

Jeff Chriss of Willow Hill tp., contemplates moving to Texas in September next. Aug. 10, 1876

Miss Abbie Chrissman returned home, on last Saturday, from the arduous duties of the school room, having been teaching some three or four months in one of the lonely rural districts. June 25, 1874

Mrs. Fannie Christian, who lives near Indianapolis, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Maury, of Newton.Dec. 17, 1890

Mrs. Mayme Christy and sister, Miss Bertha Geltz, went to Montezuma, Ind., Saturday for a several weeks stay. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

Mrs. Clint Christy and Miss Bertha Geltz returned from Montezuma, Ind. Tuesday evening. Mrs. Christy came to make her home with her mother, Mrs. F.X. Geltz. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 28, 1913]

Geo. W. Chronic has moved from Casey to North Muddy township. February 1, 1888

Mr. And Mrs. Henry Churchill returned home Wednesday morning from Perks where they were visiting the Churchills for several days. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Ben Clagg, who has been out in Arkansas for a year or more, is back in blue Jasper. Nov. 12, 1890

Dave and Allen Clark, and Clarence Jenkins returned from the north, last week, where they have been at work. Dec. 17, 1890

David Clark is all smiles. It is a boy and Dave says it will vote the Republican ticket 21 years hence. We doubt it. We don't think the party will live that long. Dec. 14, 1892

N.A. Clark, of Newton, Illinois, is visiting at the home of O.M. Whittington, south of Heppner (OR).  Mr. Clark will be remembered as one of Morrow county's very successful farmers a few years ago, having owned property in the Eight mile section.  [The Gazette-Times. (Heppner, Or.), 02 Dec. 1915]

Mr. and Mrs. N.A. Clark returned last week from Newton, Illinois, where they were called by the serious illness of Mr. Clark's father. The condition of the elder Mr. Clark is not improved at this time and his advanced age serves as a serious handicap to his recovery. [The Gazette-Times. (Heppner, Or.), 11 Jan. 1917]

Sonny Clark, our friend and trader, paid us five dollars on subscription the other day. Sonny has the everlasting regards of every printer about the Press office, and even the devil speaks of him in the highest terms of praise. June 18, 1874

Sonny Clark and John Harris passed through Newton last Monday morning on their way about ten miles south-east after some cattle. Sonny says he will prosecute our Slate Point correspondent, "Doc," if he mentions his teeth, for libel. Aug. 6, 1874

Sonny Clark is herding cattle about one quarter of a mile from his farm. We are sorry to learn of him being in such poor health, that he is unable to ride or walk home to his dinner -- imposes upon the generosity of John Hesler and Sylvester Gear, i.e., stays until dinner is served, and of course eats as hearty as if he was well. March 9, 1876

Mrs. Thos. Clark spent Sunday with Effingham relatives. Feb. 4, 1891

Will Clark is building a barn. Let the spirit of improvement go right along. Slate Point, October 5, 1887

J.E.O. Clarke, postmaster-elect, received his bond which was signed by himself and sureties and forwarded last Saturday. He will probably take charge of the office by next Monday. January 29, 1890

NOTICE: I have purchased the old hotel property, known as the Brooks house, and now I am prepared to give board or lodging by day or week. I have given the house a through renovating and refurnished the rooms. My Motto: Clean Beds and plenty to eat. Call and see us. Yours for biz. Mrs. H. J. Cline. Newton Star May 11, 1898

Charles Clodfelder of Indiana visited his parents. Gila - Sept. 5, 1888

Capt. Cochennour will open out a butcher shop in the Vanmeter building next Monday. May 11, 1876

Lee Collins was called to Belmont, Ky., Tuesday to attend the funeral of his six year old nephew, which was held Wednesday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Compton of Raeftown were Newton business visitors Monday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

We neglected to notice a visit in our last issue, of Dr. Comstock, of Belle Air, but formerly of Harrisburg, father of Dr. C.L. Comstock, of the latter place. June 18, 1874

Mr. James B. Conda and lady, of --ey, father and mother of the Sheriff's --, are here visiting their daughter. Oct. 7, 1875

James B. Conde, a former citizen of this county, now of Casey, was in the city, Monday. September 17, 1887

Tom Connolly, a festive young man, of South Muddy, and Mrs. Dora E. Dugan, of the same township, departed for parts unknown a few days ago. Connolly came to town, procured a marriage license for himself and Miss Ella Pugh and started for home where it is supposed that he met with the charming Mrs. D., the all but divorced wife of John H. Dugan, and the two left for a more congenial clime and are now basking in the sunshine of each other's society at some remote place where they are safe from an irate husband and over officious law officers. Sep. 2, 1891

A.S. Connor and wife, of Grove township, will leave for Danville, Ind., next week where they will attend college for the next year. Mr. Connor is one of the rising young teachers of Jasper county in whom we feel a pardonable pride. August 24, 1887

Joseph Connor, of Monroe county, Ohio, was out on a visit to this brother in law Mr. StephenKasserman, of this township, last week returning home Monday. Mr. Connor is well pleased with this county and will, if can sell out, locate here. He is now engaged in the dairy business. August 24, 1887

Mrs. L. Conzet, of Greenup, owns a canary bird that dances to instrumental music. October 5, 1887

June 26, 1878:  James Leafman, administrator of the estate of Jesse Cooper deceased. vs. Mary S. Cooper, Elizabeth Hulin, Margaret Rosebraugh, Henry Cooper, Wiley Cooper, John Cooper, Levi Cooper, Martha Brandenburg, Lurinda Harris, Elston Cooper, Lucinda Cooper, Eliza Cooper, Manerva Ingle and William Ingle.  Affidavit of non-residence of E. Hulin, M. Rosebraugh, H. Cooper, W. Cooper, J. Cooper, L. Cooper, M. Ingle and W. Ingle.

Geo. C. Cooper, after a short stay in the land of Buckeyes, has returned to his farm near Hunt City. George is a good citizen and we gladly welcome him back, even if he is a Republican. April 17, 1899

Peter Cooper is 81 years of age this month. March 1, 1877

Tom Cooper and John A. Merrick are figuring for a grading contract on the East & West Road. May 4, 1876

Paul H. Williamson, brother-in-law of our fellow townsman, Mr. Thomas Cooper and Recorder of Hamilton county, Ohio, together with his wife and child, have been visiting Mr. Cooper's family for several days past. Mr. W. improved his time pretty closely while here by hunting chickens on our prairies. They returned to their home in Cincinnati on Monday last. Newton Press, Oct. 7, 1875

Mrs. Nancy Cooper, and Dr. J.S. Cooper, the former of Mt. Meredian, Indiana, and the latter until recently of Louisville, Ky., but now of Washington, Indiana, our respected Grandmother and Uncle -- who have been visiting our parents and family for the past week, returned to their respective homes in the Hoosier State, on Wednesday. Newton Press, May 18, 1876

Thomas Cooper is a U.S. court bailiff at Springfield. January 9, 1889

Tom Cooper spent last Sunday with his family in this place. It may not be generally known that Tom is building the Charleston, Neoga & St. L. railroad. The Newton Weekly Press, Sept. 31, 1881 [contrib by Source #33]

Mrs. William Cooper is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Orlando Stewart, who resides in Vermillion county, this state. Willow Hill, July 20, 1887

Miss Carrie Corbin has gone to Long Branch, on a visit. [Wheeler - July 12, 1893]

J.M. Corbin, of Bogota, is at Paris this week attending fair. September 17, 1887

Jas. M. Corbin writes that he has arrived in Texas. His P.O. address is Dallas. Oct. 12, 1876

Geo. W. Corbin and family, who have been in Texas for nearly three and a half years, have returned to their farm near Latona. Dec. 10, 1890

W.P. Corbin shot and killed Chas. T. Harris at Sullivan, ILL. October 5, 1887

Ed Correll, formerly of this county, but now of Tuscola, where he is foreman in a big brick and tile factory, was down in this section on business last week. March 23, 1892

J.S. Couchennour has tired of business experience in the dull town of Olney, and removed his Gun Shop to Newton on Monday, and is now firmly settled in Shambeck's building, south west of the public square. Should business at any time become dull here, John proposes to relieve the monotony by hunting and fishing. July 22, 1875

Miss Adda Cowman, of Pittsburgh, Pa., is here for a two weeks visit with home folks. Jan. 3, 1919

M.S. Cowger, a veteran of the 21st. Ill. Vol. Inf. in the Civil War, Grant's regiment, is postmaster. Nov. 16, 1906 [contrib. by Source #28]

STOLEN - Within the last two months previous to Saturday, the 26th of Sep. 1874, some person or persons entered the house of Thomas Cox and took from a desk a parcel of papers, including two notes, one of John Jenkins for $68.00, executed on or about the first of January, 1872, drawing ten per cent interest after one year, and one executed to Nancy Cox by Thos. Cox either in May or June, 1874, for $450, said note being printed in green, except the part filled out by the parties. All persons are hereby cautioned from dealing in said notes. Oct. 18, 1874

Lilburn Crail returned last week from New York, to which place he had take a car load of poultry for Jos. Goeppner. Lilburn understands the poultry business pretty thoroughly, and we'll risk a nickel that he sold out to good advantage. [The Newton Press, Mar 6, 1874]

Willis Crail, who has been sojourning in northern Illinois for a year or more, is in the city. September 17, 1887

Win Crail threshed 200 bushels of wheat off of 10 acres of bottom land that was overflowed in the spring. [July 12, 1893]

It's a boy and calls Amos Cramer pap; but Amos does not have the smile on his face that should be there. Yale, Nov. 12, 1890

"Grand-pa" Cramer, father of A.I. Cramer was 71 years old on Dec. 27. He settled near Yale in 1848, coming from Licking Co., OH. Dec. 31, 1890

It was Mrs. A.I. Cramer's 43rd birthday on Dec. 27. Dec. 31, 1890

Jesse Cramer is manager of the L B. Curtis store and Henry Curtis, of Willow Hill, is manager of W.F. Mason's store. ... [Hunt City, July 19, 1893]

Cramer Bros. have sold their harness shop and contents to W.R. Howell and entered the mercantile business. [Hunt City, The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

Walter Cramer is clerking in the Pixley store. [Hunt City, July 19, 1893]

Eli Crouse, of the firm of Stanley & Crouse, will go to West Liberty to assist in a store and buy grain. Bogo ta, July 20, 1887

Mrs. C. Crowley is fencing her town lots in Bugtown. Newt. Maxwell is doing the work. May 11, 1876

Miss Emma Crowley, of Robinson, was the guest of Miss Claudie Williams, the fore part of the week. August 10, 1887

Capt. Crowley beamed in upon his friends last Tuesday. Sept. 2, 1875

Congressman J.B. Crowley left yesterday to join the law makers in Washington. - 1904

James Crowley is erecting a dwelling on the east side. July 24, 1889

Judge Joseph B. Crowley, of Robinson, Sundayed in the city. His sister, Miss Emma, and Miss Maude Callahan returned home with him on Monday morning. [unknown date, contrib. by Source #28]

Miss Mary Crowley, who was appointed post-mistress at Saint Marie, immediately after the death of her father, is rendering general satisfaction. [The Newton Press, May 28, 1874]

Miss Lottie Culbertson left Monday morning for Decatur, Ill., where she has employment as a domestic. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Flem Cummins, a farmer-carpenter of Newton, announces for Commissioner of Highways of Wade township, and as reason for his candidacy, says that if elected he will build and repair roads and bridges at the lowest minimum expense possible, charging for his services only for the time put in at work-a half-day at labor for a half-day's salary, not a cent more. Mr. Cummins has had experience as a road overseer, and being a mechanic, as well as having farmed, knows the value of good roads and will help get them by economy and efficiency. The Newton Press, January 25, 1924 [contrib. by Source #33]

Frank Cummins made his regular weekly trip over to the Ridge, Sunday. [The Newton Press, July 26, 1893]

Jacob Cummins, of Iroquois county, attended his father's funeral. Feb. 12, 1890

James Cummins and son, painters, of Olney, did some work here for Miss Marie Picquet this week.[The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

John Cummins, jr., went to Montana, John Warren, eldest son of James P. Warren, going with him. Mr. Warren and family are greatly troubled about their son's going away as they knew nothing about it until they were gone.

In December 1887, Jennie, wife of T.J. Cummins, secured a divorce in the circuit court of this county. In a day or two afterwards, Cummins married Miss Lucinda White, and about a week thereafter he and his first wife eloped together and their whereabouts have since been unknown until quite recently. Yesterday we were shown a summons sent to Sheriff Trainor to serve on Mrs. Lucinda Cummins, who is made defendant in a divorce suit instituted by her husband at Linkville, Oregon. Oct. 28, 1891

Plainfield school opened last Monday, Miss Nan Cummins, teacher----pupils present, 63; Miss Anna Cummins begins the spring term in the Jones district today and Mr. geo. McCollie in the Goad district today. April 23, 1883. Chariton. [contrib. by Source #28]

Rose Hill: Miss Cummins has 81 scholars enrolled. She is giving entire satisfaction. Miss Nan receives all the science except botany. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 21, 1883 [contrib. by Source #28]

Oscar Curtiss, who has been in California, Oregon and other western states for the past two years, is back home again. He has instituted suit we learn, to set aside the will of his father, the late Eli Curtiss, which cut him off without a cent of property. Feb. 4, 1891

Wm. Cunefore is home from Decatur where he has been at work the past year. Nov. 30, 1892

John Cunningham, of Smallwood township, called at our office last Tuesday, and paid one dollar and fifty cents on subscription. John is one of our oldest subscribers, and we have never known him to fail to come to time when his subscription was due. He reports the chinch bugs very bad in his section of county. July 2, 1874

Edward Dalmler visited among relatives at Newton Sunday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

John Dannan and sister Annie are viewing the sites of the White City. [Newton Press, August 2, 1893]

Thos. P. Dannan, of Wheeler, who is postal agent with a run from Richmond, Ind. to Pittsburg, PA., was in the city, Saturday. He is spending a few days at home. [The Newton Press, April 11, 1888]

Charley Darnell is in town, and we understand he reports Railroad news not very flattering. Oct. 14, 1875

Mrs. Anna Daugherty has moved to Willow Hill township to reside with her father, Mr. George Woehl. Nov. 4, 1891

Mrs. C.A. Davidson went to Olney Friday to visit friends, and thence to Cincinnati yesterday. Sep. 2, 1891

Harry Davidson, State's Attorney of Jasper county, was in the city last Friday. March 8, 1901

Joseph Davidson and David Williams plead guilty to gaming and were fined $10.00 and costs. 1885

Mr. and Mrs. Owen Davidson west of the city are the parents of a nine pound boy, born Friday. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1926

Wm. Davidson of Greenfield, Ill., is the guest of his nephew, C.A. Davidson. Aug. 13, 1890

George Davis, of Livingston county, was called here Monday, by the death of his sister-in-law. November 9, 1887

Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Davis of Casey and their son-in-law and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. _lorent Menke and Miss Beulah Davis of this city were guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Pulliam Sunday. Tuesday, January 4, 1927

Milton Day, of Courtright, Ontario, Canada; Frank Carter of East St. Louis, Mo.; S.B. Downs, of Betheny, Moultrie county, Ills; and Andrew Speasl, of Wade tp., Jasper county, Ills., are new subscribers to the Press this week. May 18, 1876

Will Deadrick is a candidate for constable. For the sake of peace and tranquility, let us elect him. January 1877

Wm. Deadrick, L.A. McKinly, John Frank, Jr., and T.B. Jones, were the efficient corpos of assistant police officers on the 4th of July.

D.N. Deames, who has been down in Tennessee, near Knoxville, doing insurance and loan and building work, is back at home on a visit. He reports Will and Merit Johnson in good health and making money. Dec. 10, 1890

Miss Hester Deames is entertaining her cousin, E.M. Hyatt of Eaton, Ohio.  Mr. Hyatt is touring through the country on a bicycle, having attended the Wheelmen's Carnival at Louisville, KY last week.  He leaves here for Chicago and will go on east into New York. August 19, 1896

P.A. Debow and wife have leased the Stewart House, in Willow Hill, which they have rechristened the Big Four, after the new company that is likely to soon control the I. & I.S. railway. Mrs. Debow is one of the best landladies in the country and people who have once ate at her table never fail to stop with her again. Our friends will always find the Big Four a good hotel to stop at. [The Newton Press, April 13, 1887]

Mrs. Mary Demorest and Mrs. Sallie Alexander, of Terre Haute, are the guests of their sister, Mrs. R.M. Haskett. July 16, 1884 [contrib. by Source #28]

Chas. S. Deneen, who wll be remembered as a teacher at Pleasant Ridge some four or five winters ago, is now a successful lawyer in Chicago. November 23, 1887

H.L. Dennis and Mr. Gorrell, the Clipper man, went to Effingham last Thursday, returning on Sunday evening. June 18, 1874

About two or three months ago the wife of Hugh Dennis, of this vicinity, went to Ohio on a visit, and Hugh has been moping around with the blues ever since. However, he informed us last week that he would start on Tuesday for the old Buck-eye state, and would be absent about three weeks. We have an idea that that baby commands no little share of Hugh's affections. Feb. 4, 1875

Mother DePazzi of the local Ursuline convent returned from Alton Friday. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Miss Bertha Derler came home from Mattoon Saturday evening. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

George Derler who has been working on a farm at Story City, Iowa, the past 8 months, returned home Monday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 12, 1913]

G. Dewitt, who has been living in Michigan, is at home on business and visiting friends and relativies...... Nov. 19, 1901

Paul Derler of Terre Haute attended the Derler-Schneider wedding here Wednesday. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Uncle Johnny DeYager was in town on Tuesday last. Newton Press, July 2, 1874

Grandma Nancy Dickerson has returned from her visit to Colorado looking hale and hearty. Oct. 5, 1892

Dr. William Dickerson goes to Olney to live and will practice medicine with Dr. Thompson. May 18, 1892

Miss Della Dietz was the guest of Miss Inice Feasel, of Lis, over Sunday. Wheeler, July 22, 1891

Harry H. Dietz, Wheeler's genial postmaster, was a caller, last Thursday, and left us an order for letter heads. Mr. Dietz is making an excellent postmaster and everybody is satisfied with his way of conducting the business. His wife is assistant. Mr. Dietz is also agent for the Pacifice Express Company. [unknown date; contrib. by Source #28]

Harry Dill, of Bloomington, visited his sisters, Mrs. T. N. Maxwell and Mrs. Rebecca Dunning, the past week. Mr. Dill is secretary of the Illinois grand lodge of Masons. [unknown date; contrib. by Source #28]

Will Dillman was in town with a new buggy and an old horse, looking for another girl... Willow Hill, Nov. 19, 1901

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Doerr and little son moved, Monday, to their home on Reynolds street near the Presbyterian church, recently vacated by Roscoe Miller and family. The latter have moved into the W.D. Miller home on Van Buren street south of the square. May 3, 1927

E. O. Devall has purchased Mrs. S. Little's hardware. Rose Hill, The Newton Star, April 27, 1898

Stringtown - Mr. and Mrs. Louis Doll were at Olney on Saturday. Ste Marie Tribune, November 21, 1913

The newly-weds, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Doran of near Somonauk, Ill., are visiting at the home of Mr. Doran's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Doran. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Chris Doran and wife returned to Somanuak, Ill., where they will make their future home. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

From a copy of the Greenway, Clay county Arkansas, Advocate, we learn that our old friend John J. Downey, now of Carbondale, Ill., has been through the country first mentioned buying timber. Mr. Downey is travelling for a big lumber company. August 24, 1887

Mrs. Downey, of Colorado, is visiting her parents here. 1882 [contrib. by Source #28]

John Dovel and Miss Kate Mason have been employed to teach our winter school. [Newton Press, August 2, 1893]

Rev. J.M. Driver, the noted M.E. minister, goes to Mokomis. October 5, 1887

Posted Notice: Dora E. Dugan has left my bed and board..... John H. Dugan October 15, 1890

Mat. Dugan is a candidate for janitor of the new court house. [The Newton Press, April 24, 1878]

From Dogwood, Aug 13, 1874: Our old friend, Wm. Durgee, has a new barn almost completed.

E.O. Duvall has moved back to town. -1883, ROSE HILL [contrib. by Source #28]

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