Richland County, Illinois
(NEW) Quoted from the Times in the Jasper County Newton Press, Jan 23, 1874:
A very serious and probably fatal accident occured on Main street near the Watson House yesterday morning by which a young man about 20 years of age, named Thomas Jones, in the employ of Wm. Newell as a teamster, had his face literaly mashed to a jelly. He was hitching up his team when from some cause they became frightened and started to run. The young man endeavored to hold them, but was thrown on his face upon the frozen ground with such violence as to mash all the bones of the face to the base of the skull. Drs. Jenkins and French were called and renderd all the aid in their power, but the nature o his injuries is such as to render his recovery extremely doubtful.
Quoted from the Times in the Jasper County Newton Press, Oct. 21, 1875:
A young man by the name of Tucker, of Olney, accidentally shot and killed himself while out hunting on the 12th inst.
Major J.L. Campbell, postmaster of Olney for many years, died on Saturday the 9th inst. of a paralytic
stroke received some weeks ago.
Wednesday, January 29, 1896:
Items from Noble
Walter Pleasant is home again after spending a few days in Indiana.
R.E. Roberts is going to travel on the kind good of his old trade.
A.V. Johnson of Decker Township, made a trip here this week.
Quite a business is now being done in hickory spokes here.
Thomas Finty of Xenia, spent a day here Saturday.
Aaron McKendree, of Clay County, was here this week looking up the cross tie business.
J.I. Moutray smiled on his many friends here this past week.
Willie Lnad will build a new barn in the near future.
Jim Brown is on the sick list.
Jo Stoten, who has been in Missouri the past few months, has returned.
Feb 22, 1896, I will sell at aution, all my furniture, bedding, crokery, etc. Everything is in good condition
and of the best quality
Pauline Woods, age 14, of Red Head School in Bonpass Township, will represent Richland County in the state spelling
contest at Springfield, Dec 28th. One hundred and forty boys and girls were here Saturday in the county's annual
spelling contest at the high school building. Jane Neeley, of the Hinman school, Preston Township won second place,
and is therefore the alternate.
Saturday's St. Louis paper contained the announcement of the marriage in St.Louis of Mr. A.E. Winana and Miss
Ferne Stonecipher. Mr. Winans is the son of Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Winans, formerly of this city, but now living at
Canton, Miss. Miss Stonecipher is a resident of Xenia.
Henry Kaltrider was in town Saturday and was a business visitor at the Times offices.
Jefferson Rexcoat, of Noble, route 2, was a Times Visitor Saturday afternoon.
Frank Shup, editor of the Newton Press, was in this city a short time Friday evening.
Stanley Starkman, of Flora, was a business caller in this city Monday.
William Steffe, of Calhoun, route 1, was here Saturday on business and made the Times a pleasant visit.
John A. Baker, one of Crawford county's solid farmers, who lives just across the line from Richland, was here Saturday, looking after business.
J.F. Williams,, of Calhoun, was a business visitor at the Times office Monday.
S.S. Washington, of Wynoose, was here Saturday.
Miss Isa Heidlage, of Newton, route 2, was here visiting over Sunday.
Mrs. C.R. Stotler and daughter, Miss Kathryn, of Dundas, were Times visitors Saturday afternoon.
John Crum, of Route 3, Claremont, was a Times caller Friday morning.
Miss Beulah Brown spent this weekend in Champaign, the guest of Miss Marie Leavitt, who is a student at the University of Illinois.
Mrs. George W. Fleming has gone to Miami Florida, to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. St. John.
Atty. John Lynch was in Chicago for the first week.
Mr. & Mrs. Russell Adams, of Denver Township, where here Monday.
Mrs. J.W. Ferguson, of Flora, was a visitor in this city Monday.
Mrs. William Brodhage returned to her home in St. Louis Monday after a visit in this city with Mr. & Mrs. Alva Newman.
Major Oscar Kaufman was in Centralia, on business Monday.
Mr. & Mrs. Thos. Hardman, of Terre Haute, are here to visit his parents, Mr. & Mrs. T.A. Hardman Sr.
Mr. & Mrs. V.R. Kissel, of Passport, were here shopping Yesterday.
E.E. Norsworthy, of West Salem, was here on business yesterday.
August 26, 1939
Olney Daily Mail August 26, 1939
Well Known Contractor Found Dead
Edward H. Moore , age about 68, well known Olney Building Contractor, found dead in his auto on West St. John Street at 6:30 O'clock ?? morning. A hose had been attached to the exhaust pipe and inside the ? With death apparently due to carbon monoxide poison. A note left for his son ED JR. Explaining the reason for his act as ill health. Coroner Ralph King announced this morning an inquest would be held at the Porter-Schaub chapel at 5 O'clock this evening. The body was taken to the
Porter-Schaub funeral home to await arrangements for the funeral service. Mr. Moore a native of Noble, had constructed a number of houses in Olney during the past several years. Thirty years ago he left Noble for Fornfelt, MO., where he became a prosperous contractor and one of that city's most prominent citizens. In 1932 he returned to Noble and purchased a Farm where he resided until about two years ago when he moved to Olney and again entered the contracting and building business. He is survived by his wife, two daughters Mrs. Vera M. Krebbs of Shelbyville, Ind., and Mrs. Thelma E. Milford of Geff, and four sons, Ed H. Moore and Paul Moore both of Olney, Victor H. Moore of Burley, Idaho and Raymond M. Moore of Shelbyville, Ind. Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Charles Murray of Noble, and one brother O.W. Moore of Chicago.
Funeral Services will be at the Porter-Schaub chapel Monday morning at 10:30
O'clock with Masons in charge. Interment will be at Haven Hill Cemetery.[source #7]
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