Kane County, Illinois
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John Bell Sells 258 ½ Acres Near Wasco to N.H. Warren of Chicago -- Through the agency of Salem E. Weld, John Bell's farm of 258 ½ acres near Wasco, formerly the Dayton Ward Farm sold Wednesday to N. H. Warren of Chicago for $50 per acre cash. The purchaser is President of the Anti-Friction Roller Bearings Company of Chicago and a member of the Chicago Board of Trade. He will expend about $10,000 in machinery and other improvements and convert the property into a stock farm for fattening steers. Other land nearby may be purchased later. [The Daily News", January 4th 1894, Pg. 3 Transcribed by Suzan (Shepherd) Stern]
Henry G. Britton, of Elgin, Illinois, a nephew, and Thomas Daugherty, of Chicago, a cousin, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Paine, over Sunday. [The McCook Tribune,(McCook, Neb.), August 26, 1892 - Sub. by K.T.]
Mrs. N. Brown and Mrs. Ralph Brown spent Monday in Aurora. [The Daily Chronicle (De Kalb, Ill.) Friday, 03 Jul 1896, p.3]
Misses Celia Colton, Irene Whitford, Augusta Johnson and Ora Kopp went to Aurora Monday. [The Daily Chronicle (De Kalb, Ill.) Friday, 03 Jul 1896, p.3]
Ira Edwards and family of Aurora, Ills., are visiting Laclede relatives, guests of the former's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards. [The Laclede Blade. (Laclede, Mo.), 19 Aug. 1910]
Miss Carrie Fuller spent Monday in Aurora. [The Daily Chronicle (De Kalb, Ill.) Friday, 03 Jul 1896, p.3]
Mrs. A. L. Hoover gave an enjoyable card party yesterday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Strickler of Omaha, Mrs. Dickey of St. Joseph, and Miss Miller of Aurora, Ills. The house was prettily decorated and a luncheon was served after the games to the following guests: Mesdames Strickler, Dickey, D. A. Riser, George Risser, Rudge, Stearns, Garoutte, Bartruff, Elias Baker, Witter, F. B. Harris, George Clark, Ewing. Putnam, Casebeer, Pound, Roscoe Pound, Stonebraker, Kiper, Walter Davis, Albert Davis, Newmark, Ackerman, Jakway, Harpham, A. A. Scott, Nance, Rewick, Munson, Pitcher, Quiggle. M.E. Phillips, W. C. Phillips, Tomson, Reese Hamer Hamer, S.C.Hoover, Charles Branch, Perry, Weir, Penny of Omaha, Chapin, Frank Woods, Dierks, Castor; Misses Nance, Hanson, Hardy, Sherman, Saunders, Putnam, Pound, Olivia Pound, Hamer, Risser, Meyer, Bartruff and Miller of Aurora, Ills. [The Courier. (Lincoln, Neb.), 23 March 1901]
Mr. and Mrs. Will Krauter have moved to Aurora Illinois, taking with them the warm wishes of many McCook friends. [The McCook Tribune, (McCook, Neb.) August 26, 1892 - Sub. by K.T.]
A. W. McLean, who has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. O. McLean, for the past several months, returned to his home in Aurora, Ills. Mr McLean came to this country to recuperate and returned home much improved in health. His mother accompanied him as far as Amarillo. He expects to return to this section of the country to reside permanently. [The Clovis news. (Clovis, N.M.), 09 April 1914]
Mr. and Mrs. James Poile Thursday motored to Batavia, Ill., where they will reside. [Source: La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press (Friday, 22 Nov. 1935) page 4; sub. by Diana Heser Morse]
Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Pollock of Aurora, were here to attend the Fulford-Wanser wedding last evening. The latter is sister of Mrs. Wanser. [The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois August 31, 1882 - Submitted by Nancy Piper]
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Quiggle entertained on Monday the Nineteenth Century card club: Messrs. and Mesdames Bignell, Chapin, Foster, Harris, Nelson, Guenzel, Richards, Usher, C. S. Hoover. Guests were: Messrs. and Mesdames L. W. Garoutte, A. L. Hoover. D. A. Risser, Frank Woods; Misses Lena Meyers and Miller of Aurora, Ills. Misses Beth Marshall and Cora Herrick assisted the hostess. [The Courier. (Lincoln, Neb.), 23 March 1901]
Mrs. Geo. Wakefield was visiting relatives in Aurora the first of the week. [The Daily Chronicle (De Kalb, Ill.) Friday, 03 Jul 1896, p.3]
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Batavia Locals from the "Batavia Herald", 10 Mar 1893:
- Esq. O.E. Cooley has been doing some good work for the Arkansas flood sufferers. He has gathered up quite an amount of clothing, and put in $50 worth of material from his own stock and shipped to the needy of that section. If every city in the north will do as well, much suffering will be relieved for the unfortunates of that section. Mr. C. is deserving of thanks for his charitable act.
- Mr. N.S. Young, one of the good old pioneers of Batavia, is assisting at the First National Bank, during the absence of Capt. Newton. Mr. Young has been in rather poor health during the past winter, but is now improving. The patrons of the bank and his many old friends are pleased to se him out again. He has given many years of faithful service to said bank, and been a useful and valuable man to the city in which he has lived so long.
- Mr. David Martin, is spending this week with his daughter, in Three Oak, Mich.
- Miss Maggie Fitzsimmons, who has been visiting in this city, returned to St. Paul, Monday.
- Miss Hattie Dewey, of Plano, arrived in Batavia, Tuesday, and will make her home with the Herald family.
- Mrs. Manning and children, of Turner, spent several days last week, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Blair.
- Mrs. George Fittmarsh (nee Mary Donahue) of Milwaukee, Wis., is visiting with her mother, Mrs. J. Donahue.
- Mrs. Atkins' next lecture will be given Friday afternoon, at Mrs. Wm. Van Nortwick's at half past three o'clock. All should attend these lectures.
- Mrs. Charles Scofield left this (Thursday) morning for a two weeks visit with her parents, in Creston. She will also visit relatives in Malta, before her return.
- J.P. Prindle transacted business with the Mfg. Co. at Plano, Tuesday, that beautiful little city, that Ye editor will always hold in pleasant and sacred remembrance.
- Mr. J. Young, of Oak Park, was in Batavia, Sunday, calling on his daughters, Mrs. Ticknell, and Mrs. Benson, it being the latters birthday, and he enjoyed a pleasant visit.
- The Herald acknowledges a pleasant call, from Mr. T.W. Jordan, one of the good natured merchants of Cortland, who transacted business in Batavia, Monday, and subscribed for the Herald while here.
Batavia Locals from the "Batavia Herald", 24 Mar 1893:
- J.T. McCullough spent Sunday with his family at Racine, Wis.
- Andrew Welch of Aurora, was in this city Tuesday, contracting with the Newton Wagon Co., for the sale of their goods at Aurora.
- Albro Prindle was in Chicago Sunday. He will be found at his desk, and ready for business about Friday, P.M. Oak Park papers please copy.
- J.P. Prindle and wife left for the East Monday morning. They will go direct to Washington, from there to Baltimore, to visit their daughter, who is attending the Woman's College there, and then they will start for Florida, stopping at various points and a few days at Atlanta, Ga., with Rev. W.H. Crawford, professor at the Gammon....
- Mr. E.J. Parker, who for 14 years, has been one of the efficient book keepers and general office man, with the U.S. Co., will, after the first of April, sever his connection with said Co. and take a few months well earned rest. He will be a candidate, by petition, for collector, and will appreciate the assistance of his old friends. He is a worthy and capable gentleman; has resided in Batavia for 35 years, and is well deserving of the office he seeks.
Batavia Locals from the "Batavia Herald", 7 Apr 1893:
- Mr. Kennedy of Maple Park, and old time Batavia boy, was a visitor on Wednesday.
- Tom Pillion intends to bring action against lawyer Jones for calling him a liar. Tom will be victorious, as it has been proven that the greater the truth, the worse the libel.
Batavia Locals from the "Batavia Herald", 28 Apr 1893:
- Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Stone, spent Sunday with friends in Sycamore
- Mrs. P.C. Wolcott, from Morgan park, is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.S> Smith
- Mrs. A.T. Corbin, of Plainfield, has been visiting at Mr. E. Holbrook's and Mrs. C. and Mrs. H. visited the city Tuesday.
- That irrepressible and talented Alderman, from Aurora, Mr. john Meredith, was the guest of his brother, E. Meredith, Monday.
- Dr. Prince, formerly of Bellevue Place, is now located at 1348 N. Holsted St.,l Chicago, and is making a specialty of women and childrens diseases.
- Mr. Cradit and daughter, from the west, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Updyke. They are on their way to attend the opening of the world's Fair and stopped off for a few days.
- Henry Esmay spent Sunday in Harvey, visiting friends.
- Mr. C.A. Whiting was called to Canton, Ill., Wednesday on account of the illness of his father.
- Mrs. Abernethy is here from Plano, helping care for that little grand-daughter at M.J. Abernethy's.
- Mr. John Burnham, started last Saturday for a visit with Boston friends, to be absent a few weeks.
- Miss Hellen Morgan, of Aurora, spent the Sabbath with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. E. Meredith.
Batavia Locals from the "Batavia Herald", 5 May 1893:
- Mrs. Morris, of this city, had her pocket book stolen, while attending the World's Fair opening Monday, but fortunately she had taken all her money, but some small change out and placed it in a safer place, still there were a few keepsakes in the pocket book that she regrets losing very much.
- One of the finest(?) little daughters in Batavia is now stopping with Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Garrett and although "she" kept them from attending the dedication of the World's Fair, and also prevented them from seeing President Cleveland, yet they do not complain. If you want to know of all the good qualities of this young lady, just consult her grand-mother.
- Now that col. J.H. Miller, our Ex-Mayor, we mean, of Batavia, knocks out the newspaper men, millionaires and managers of manufacturing industries, when it comes to honorable distinction. Last Saturday, he was an invited guest of President Cleveland, and rode in the great procession, with the Honoraries, and we have it straight from one who viewed them with a Hawk Eye, that col. Miller was the handsomest and most dignified looking gentleman, in the great multitude, and gave the city of Batavia much prominence.
Batavia Locals from the "Batavia Herald", 22 June 1893:
- Miss Helen Morgan, of Aurora, was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Harriet Meredith, the latter part of last week.
- W.S. Hollister, has a cellar dug, preparatory to building a new residence on Prairie St., next to G.R. Kenyon's.
- Mrs. E. Dawson and children of Oakland, Cal., are visiting with her sister, Mrs. Geo. E. Watson and other relatives in this city.
- Dr. Sebaum, of Aurora, and Dr. Burnett, of the Kankakee Insane Hospital, two lady physicians, were callers in Batavia, last week.
- Geo. Fosmire, a recent employee of the Furniture Factory, at Fargo, and resident of Batavia, has secured a position with the Pritchard Buggy Works at Aurora.
- The genial face of little Dell Morter is again seen in Batavia, when asked where he had been since he left Batavia, he replied, "don't ask me that, ask me where I haven't been and I can answer easier."
- J.A. Stephenson, O.W. Werich's able assistant in the barber shop, has returned to his duties at the shop, after a few weeks absence, on account of the illness and death of his mother, near Oswego.
- Mrs. Jennie Palmer is out from Chicago, visiting her sister, Mrs. Jas. Patch and family.
- Antone Johnson, of this city, had a valuable gold watch stolen while at the World's Fair one day last week.
- Mr. Edward Balm, and daughter, Miss Irene, were out from Chicago over the Sabbath, with Mrs. Shannon and family.
- Mrs. Wm. Alverson spent a few days the first of week with friends in the World's Fair city.
- Mr. and Mrs. Weaver and Master Edwin Kirchner, attended the sixth annual reunion of the Ill. School of Agriculture and manual training, at Glenwood, last Friday. A special train was well loaded with pleasure seekers, and an excellent band that was in attendance made the small boys of the school happy.
- Mrs. David Smith, who has been living in Elgin the past ten years, has returned to Batavia, and will make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Newton, who is living on Mrs. Smith's farm.
Batavia Locals from the "Batavia Herald", 29 June 1893:
- Miss May ---(?) and Miss Clara Gunzenhauser are home from Oberlin College for the summer vacation.
- Johnny VanNortwick, Jr., who attends school at Princeton, NJ.. is spending his vacation at home, in Batavia.
- Mr. W. Russell, a former resident of this city, but now of Atlanta
- Miss Myrtie, little daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. John Frydendall was given a pleasant surprise party by her young friends last Saturday.
- Mr John VanNortwick and family have been down from Appleton, Wis., visiting at his mother's, brother Wm's, and also attending the Fair.
- Mr. Richard Smith, one of those good natured conductors, on the Northern Pacific R.R. accompanied by his wife, arrived from Dakota, Wednesday, on a visit to his brother Wm. Smith.
Batavia Locals from the "Batavia Herald", 6 July 1893:
- Chas. Grimes, brother of Post-master Grimes, is assisting in the Post Office.
- Mr. J.D. Keeney, from Kansas City, visited Batavia friends, the first of the week.
- Mrs. McGlason and two children, from Chicago, are visiting the family of Geo. O. Spooner.
- Miss Mattie Prindle is home from the Boston College, accompanied by Miss Wilson, a classmate.
- Miss Della Parks of LaCross, Wis., is spending some time with her uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Parks.
- Rev. O.T. Stewart and wife, of Eureka, Ill, were the guests of Rev. R.E. Thomas and wife over the Sabbath.
- Maste Mateland, son of Rev. G.M. Daniels, has been visiting his old Batavia friends this week, the guest of his uncle, M.J. Abernethy.
- Mr. John Gunzenhauser and family will take up their residence in Chicago this week, where they expect to remain until next March. They will leave their beautiful country home in good hands, until they return
Batavia Locals from the "Batavia Herald", 13 July 1893:
- Mrs. G.H. Atwood, of Little Water ,Minn., was the guest of her brother, L.J. Patching, our popular druggist, the first of the week.
- Mr and Mrs. Rogers, have been visiting at G.B. Moon's. They are the parents of Mrs. M. and reside at Yorkville.
- Mrs. Harriet Abernethy, accompanied by Mateland Harry Daniels, left Monday morning for their new home in LaGrange.
- W.R. Pooley and family, of Williams, Iowa, were the guests of his sister, Mrs. A.E. Davis, the first of the week. Mr. Pooley is editor of the Williams Reporter
- Edward McFarren was in Batavia, Monday, and purchased a new wind mill of the Challenge Co., to replace the one burned. He informs us that he will rebuild his barn at once.
- Mr. H.O. Snow, formerly Principal of the West Side High School, but now living in Kentucky, is visiting old Batavia friends this week, the guest of his nephew Mr. Wm. Snow.
- Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Parks are enjoying a pleasant visit from their niece, Miss Della Parks, of LaCross, who is also attending the World's Fair. Miss Parks is a pleasant and entertaining young lady.
Batavia Locals from the "Batavia Herald", 20 July 1893:
- Miss May and Lillie Henry, of Chicago, formerly of Batavia, are the guests of Mrs. Jas. Sheahan
- Miss Edna Bright, a former teacher, of the East Side school, is now at Mrs. C. Wood's, in poor health.
- Miss Carrie Smith expects to start the last of this week, or the first of next, for Colorado, in the hopes of benfitting her health.
- Mr. Wm. Stark and family, of Thompson, Ill., have been visiting in Batavia, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Pratt. They will trot by Electric light, at the Aurora Driving park, Friday evening. Who says Aurora isn't up with the times?
- Miss Mary Lynn of Byron, Ill, has been visiting her old Batavia friends, the guest of Mrs. M.J. Abernethy. She was a former assistant of the East Batavia schools.
Batavia Locals from the "Batavia Herald", 24 Aug 1893:
- Dr. Burroughs and wife are entertaining their grand-daughters, the Misses Grace and Myra Cotlin, Wis.
- Mrs. P. Stephens and son, Ernest, of New Jersey, and Mrs. A. Davis, of Kan., were visiting relatives in Batavia, the past week.
- Mrs. Wittkamp, who has been spending some time with relatives in our city, left for her home in Rotterdam, Saturday.
- The families of W.A. Thoms and C.C. Stephens entertained Mr. and Mrs. Willis Wells, of Chicago and Mr. C.B. Wells, From St. Paul, the past week.
- Mr. and Mrs. John Griffeth gave a very pleasant family dinner, in honor of their niece from Joliet, and nephews from California, the first of the week.
- H.K. Wolcott, of the Newton Wagon Works, enjoyed a brief visit with his cousin, N.J. Wolcott, a prosperous lumber merchant of Manchester, Iowa.
- Geo. E. Watson, is enjoying a visit from his brother and family, who arrived, in Batavia, from their home in Iowa, last week. They are also attending the World's Fair.
- Mrs. J.G. Whiting, who has been visiting at C.A. Whiting's, returned to her home in Canton, Ill., Wed., accompanied by Miss Essie Whiting, who will make a few days visit with relatives.
- Mrs. Clara Wright and daughter Ethel, from Rochester, N.Y., who has been spending some time with her old time friends, Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Snow, and Mr. and Mrs. John Burnett, left Saturday for Minneapolis, where they will visit friends before returning to their home.
- Mrs. Dr. Huse and Charles Gammon Huse, visited with relatives in our city the first of the week. They were in Chicago, Sat. the 19 inst. to attend the burial of the late Dr. Huse, who had been placed in a vault awaiting their arrival, Mrs. H. being in California and unable to be present at the time of his death.
- Mr. Frank N. Wolcott and family, arrived in Batavia, last week, from their far western home in Tombstone, Arizona, on a visit to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Wolcott, and his brothers. Frank N. will be kindly remembered as an old Batavia boy. For a number of years his home has been in Arizona, where he has built up a good records, having been honored with the office of Probate Judge and Co. Supt. of Schools, and he is also now one of the successful merchants of Tombstone. He brought with him a native of Arizona, a creature that people do not care to hug very close. It is known as the Gila Monster, and resembles in appearance, the Lizard, Rattle-snake and Aligator and their bite is more poisonous that the Rattlesnake. It can be seen in the show window of W.A. Wolcott's store. "Batavia Herald", 24 Aug 1893
- While in Plano, last week, we had the pleasure of being shown through the elegant new home of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Owen, and very much admired their selections. The residence is a beautiful modern, convenient and attractive structure, and erected with great care, being amply spacious to accommodate a large family. The interior and exterior both show signs of neat and attractive work, which harmonizes very nicely, especially the decorating of the walls, which was done by that artistic decorator, W.H. Fogg. Mr. Owen is the popular furniture dealer of Plano, where he has been very successful and accommodating as a business man, and he is certainly deserving of his "Paradise Home." The HERALD hopes he may live many happy years to enjoy the fruits of his labor.
- Miss Clara VanRiper, from Michigan, is the guest of Mrs. J.N. Hill.
- M. Silverman, of the firm of Silverman Bros., has gone to St. Clair, Mich., for his health.
- Mrs. W.A. Thoms, and sisters, the Misses Clara and Cassie Stephens, are spending the week with W.B. Wells and family, in Chicago.
- Thomas Snow, of the Challenge Factory, departed Tuesday, accompanied by lawyer Russell, of Elgin, for Brookings, South Dakota, where they will indulge in a 10 days Prairie chicken hunt, and after their return, we expect the poultry market will be lowered, unless they take contract for furnishing the World's Fair with chickens, on Illinois day.
Batavia Local from the "Batavia Herald", 14 Sep 1893:
- Rev. J.T. Chynoweth, of Chicago, paid his old friend, D.B. Andrus, a visit Wednesday. Mr. C. is a former editor and publisher.
- Miss Ruth Aument, the efficient stenographer at the Bag Factory, was called away Tuesday, to attend the funeral of her father.
- Miss Delia Murray and brother Charlie have returned from Clinton, Iowa, where they have been spending the past two weeks with their aunt, Mrs. M. Frain (Fram?), and other relatives.
- Joseph Alexander arrived in Batavia last week, from Chenango Co., NY on a visit to his brother, Robert Alexander. He is a man over 70 years of age, and as he has not seen his brother for 38 years, they will no doubt enjoy their visit to a full extent.
- Miss Lillie Brooks, who has been the genial and obliging clerk at the Confectionery store of C.S. Conde for over two years, has resigned her position. Miss Hattie Mann has been selected to fill the vacancy and entered upon her duties Monday morning. She is a bright and energetic young lady and will no doubt give the best of satisfaction.
- Miss Hannah Parre, who has been visiting at Council Bluffs, Iowa for the past three months and returned home Thursday, was treated to a pleasant surprise Saturday evening, by the choir of the Christian Church of which she is a member. Refreshments were served, games played, and a general good time was had. the young people adjourned at a late hour.
- A.E. Davis is again a "commercial traveler" carrying a very large line of samples for Tincknell, the tailor. The value of a reputation for good work was never more apparent than in times of light business. In spite of all drawbacks, Mr. Tincknell's books are well filled with orders, customers knowing that it is cheaper to buy of him than to wear other suits that can be bought for less money. Patrol
- Dr. Henry Breide, our proficient Veterinary Surgeon, has been having a very pleasant visit with his old time friend and college chum, from Germany, Dr. Carl peters, the distinguished African Explorer, who is noted all over the world. He sent a special invitation to Mr. Breide, to join him in Chicago, for an old time visit and the invitation was gladly accepted and Dr. Henry and his wife, had the pleasure of visiting with the learned gentleman, at the Richeliu Hotel. Dr. Carl Peters is a most highly educated and cultivated gentleman, speaking most all of the languages, being a young man only 36 years of age, and is endowed with fine abilities and plenty of bravery to carry through his heavy work. As well as being the great African Explorer, he bears other honorable distinctions. He has been making some very fine speeches in different parts of the country.
- Miss Lizzie Condon, of Kansas City, Mo., has returned to her home after a two weeks visit with Miss Bina Rouse.
- Rev. P.J. O'Donnell, of Kansas City, Mo., and P.E. Lally, of Denison, Iowa, visited with the family of Pat'k Rouse, this week.
- Miss Bessie Johnson, a former resident of this city, but now of Chicago, who has been spending the past three weeks in this city, returned to her home Sunday.
- Will Morris, the genial agent for the American Express Co., of this city, returned from the north, last Monday, where he has been sojourning for the past week. He left the Hay Fever up there.
- Mr. E.J. Parker will leave Batavia some time this week, for Boston, which is to be his future home. Mr. Parker has been a resident of this city for over 30 years, and he will be greatly missed by his numerous friends here, yet they all unite in wishing that happiness may follow him to his new home.
- Miss Maggie Fitzsimmons, from St. Paul, is visiting Batavia friends.
Batavia Locals from the "Batavia Herald", 21 Sep 1893:
- W.H. Garrett is in Minnesota this week, transacting business for the U.S.W.E. & P. Co.
- Guy Sperry left for Beloit, Wis., last Monday, where he commences his second term at the Beloit college.
- Fox Lake! Boating, Fishing and Hunting! Are the subjects that go flitting, most pleasantly, though the minds of one dozen of our worthy Batavia citizens. They have decided that a repetition of former years, at this most beautiful and productive summer resort, would be suitable again for their summer outing. They will therefore cast trials, labors, business and gold dollars behind them for the next two weeks, and glide up Fox river until they come to that beautiful Fox Lake, making Johnsburgh, Ill., headquarters, leaving Batavia, Saturday. The company will be composed of the following named gents: Dr. C.A. Bucher, Geo. Bull, Harry Conley, Otto Conrad, Edward A. Bucher, John Geiss, Jack bird, J.H. Young, W.L. Grimes
- Edgar Bradley, who has been staying with I.S. Stephens at North Aurora during vacation, left for Chicago this week to resume his studies.
Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Mason, of Beaver Dam, Wis., visited at M.J. Abernethy's, last week, while attending the Fair. Mr. Mason has a fine farm near Beaver Dam, but is head bookkeeper for the Bank and Malleable Iron Works of that city. They also visited Elder Daniels and family, at LaGrange (IL). ["Batavia Herald", 21 Sep 1893]
Last Friday the HERALD family had a pleasant visit from their old friend, E.M. Hodgetts, the proficient Assistant Chief Clerk of the Railway Mail Service, located in the Custom House, Chicago. This position he has held, in a very able manner, for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Hodgetts have just returned from their summer outing, along the beautiful Sea Shore, and report a delightful time at Coney island, new York City and other interesting points. ["Batavia Herald", 21 Sep 1893]
Our wide awake sewing machine agent, W.A. Thoms, entertained Miss Mary Lewis, Miss Ida E. Sharp and Mr. R. F. Curtiss, of Cleveland, Ohio Sunday. Miss Lewis, Miss Sharp and Mr. Curtiss are expert operators on the White sewing machine at their World's Fair exhibit, upstairs in the Manufacturers building. They are bright, pleasing and obliging representatives of the light running White, and will be pleased to show Batavia people, visiting the Fair, the many good qualities and the excellent work accomplished on said machine. ["Batavia Herald", 21 Sep 1893]
Batavia Locals from the "Batavia Herald", 12 Oct 1893:
(Transcriber's note: Sorry but I cut off edge of the left column when I was making copies. The words are legible on the original newspaper, which you can find at the Batavia Public library on microfilm)
- Miss Carrie Thornton, from Can___, is spending this week with her ___, Mrs. C.A. Whiting.
- Mrs. E. Latcham and daughter, ___, this week, for England, for a pro___ visit.
- Mrs. Adams and Miss White, of Gene__ were the guests of their brother, W. __te, Sunday
- Mr. Ed. Golthwaite and family, __ residents of the West Side, are __ occupying the house next to the __ church, VanBuren St.
- Mr. and mrs. Geo. King, of Little ___, Iowa, spent the Sabbath with __nt, Miss F.V. Stearns, our pop-__ __ est (probably "popular West") Side milliner.
- __ and Mrs. G.M. Daniels, of __ge, visited Mr. and Mrs. M.J. __thy and their many Batavia ___, the first of the week.
- __s. Hodges, of Savannah, Ga., is ___ her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. __es, as is also her sister, Mrs. F. __el of Humbolt, Neb. They are attending the Fair.
- _ C. Crane and family were call-__ LaPorte, Ind., Saturday, to help Mr. C's father, who has received __d stroke of paralysis, and lies at ___ door.
- Mrs. Wm. Bullard and Mrs. R.O. Lincoln, of Plano, were the guests of the HERALD family, the first of the week
- Mrs. H. Wisner, of Manhattan, Kan., has been visiting at Dr. Bucher's. Mrs. W. is a sister of Mrs. Bucher, and was a former teacher of the West Side schools, in the years 1856-57. Since leaving Batavia many years ago, she has made her home in Kansas and saw it spring up from a wilderness, almost, to a thickly settled and prosperous country.
- G.W. Chamberlin and wife, Dr. and Mrs. Swain and Mr. Parkhurst, of the firm of Parkhurst & Wilkinson, Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Dean, of Chicago, O.B. Dodge, Dixon, Land Com. Simmons, C. & N.W. Ry., Geo. M. Peck of Elgin, Col. Wilcox of Elgin, Capt. Wilcox of of Elgin, Geo. M. Roberts of Ft. Dodge Iowa, came to Batavia Tuesday, to attend the funeral of Capt. D. C. Newton.
- Mr. D. Hallady, of Santa Anna, Cal. is spending this week, with his many Batavia friends, and attending the Fair. He was the first patentee of the well known and popular Hallady Standard Wind Mill, manufactured by the U.S. W.E.& P. Co., and was for a long time President of the co. Nearly half his life has been spent in our city, and it was with sincere regret that the citizens of Batavia saw him remove to California, several years ago. Since his residence in Santa Anna he has done a great deal towards advancing the interests of that community, and he now owns one of the finest ranches in that part of the country.
Batavia Locals from the "Batavia Herald", 16 Nov. 1893:
- Mrs. I.C. Wilson, of Chicago, visited her mother, Mrs. C.B. Conde, last week
- Banker Smiley, of Turner, transacted business in our city, last week. He was the former partner, in the Banking business, at Turner, of the late Capt. Newton.
- Mrs. E.E. Whitehorne and little daughter arrived home, safely, from the east, last Friday, where she has enjoyed a pleasant visit with relatives and friends for the past few months, and now the Dr. is extremely happy.
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