THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN - December 5,
- El Paso has a school record of 211 with an average
attendance of 170, with George H. Wells as principle. The number of
scholars enrolled at Peru this year is 728, which is 70 additional over
that of last year.
THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN - March
- The citizens of El Paso held a railroad meeting
last week to consider the proposed railroad from that city to Kankakee
and passed the following: That the interest of the people along the
proposed route of the El Paso, Pontiac and Kankakee railroad demand that
said proposed railroad be prosecuted with vigor and that is the sense of
this meeting that steps to build the said proposed railroad should at
once be taken. The meeting then adjourned until the 4th of March at
THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN - May 21,
- A large flouring mill of Messers. H. and E. Ives,
at El Paso, was destroyed by fire on Monday afternoon. There was a large
amount of flouring grain in the mill which was also destroyed. The
building was partly insured - total loss $35,000.
The Journal (Minonk) - February 11,
- Mr. Levi Zinser and family will spend a few weeks
in Pana and Assumption visiting friends.
- C. B. Adams, formerly agent at Panola, is now in
the employ of the C. & I. at Lee, Ills. The many friends of C. S.
will doubtless be glad to learn of his whereabouts.
- The public sale of C. D. Uaget will take place on
the farm of John M. Glassner, four miles northeast of El Paso, and three
miles southeast of Panola, on Wednesday, February 15, 1882.
- Supervisor W. B. Quinn has moved into the O'Brien
house, on the east side.
- Frank Cassell has moved on to the farm he lately
purchased of W. B. Quinn.
- Charles W. McCoy has commenced the erection of a
residence on the lots opposite the Baptist church.
The Journal (Minonk) - September 2,
- Louis McCulloch, of Eureka, was in the city
- John Tucker, D. D. S., of Mt. Pulsaki, spent a few
days of this week in the city, visiting friends, relatives and -
- James Williams, an experienced printer from the
Pantagraph job rooms has been employed as foreman of our job
- Ed Hodgson will attend the Fairbury fair with his
fine horses next week.
- Mr. Geo. W. Burger has advertised his personal
property for sale at public auction on the 2d inst. He has sold his farm
to Thomas Cribben. Consideration $6,000. He will shortly go to Nebraska
- Charley and Howard Johnson, sons of A. L. Johnson,
returned home from Pontiac last Wednesday.
- Mr. David Dunn's little daughter is visiting her
- Eddie Hart, son of Mrs. Allan Hart, living a short
distance southwest of town, ran a pitchfork through his left foot last
- Misses Sallie Cassell and Cozie Harper are
visiting in Metamora.
- The Misses Zinser, of Washington, are visiting at
D. K. Tobias. Mrs. Tobias is no better.
The Journal (Minonk) - Saturday April 22,
- The sixteen month girl of Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Greiner, living near El Paso, died last Saturday night and was buried
Monday. She was sick only a few days with diptheria.
The Daily Inter Ocean - Sept. 18,
- Bloomington, Ill Sept 17 - Mr. and Mrs. Gee were
found dead at their home in Normal this forenoon. They had prepared
breakfast on a gasoline stove and the prevailing opinion is the gasoline
in the reservoir suddenly changed to gas, filling the room and
asphyxiating them. It is believed by a few that something poisonous was
eaten for breakfast. They came from El Paso, Woodford county, a year ago
for the purpose of educating their daughter at the State Normal
Metamora Herald - August 14,
Dan C. Kearney Dies in El Paso of Long IllnessDaniel
C. Kearney, 51, died at his home in El Paso Tuesday morning after a long
illness. He was at one time associated with many baseball clubs
throughout Central Illinois and in 1909 was a member of the Three-Eye
He was born April 15, 1881, in El Paso, where he received
his early education and later he attended Lewis institute in
Chicago. In 1908 he moved back to El Paso and had made his home
there ever since.
He was united to Miss Mary O'Rourke, Bloomington,
who survives with seven children: Mary, Daniel, Joseph, Margaret,
Dorothy, Patricia and Anne. One sister, Mrs. Lemmon, Chicago, and
the following brothers also survive: John T. Kearney and Frank
Kearney, Chicago, and William Kearney, El Paso.
Paso Journal, El Paso, Illinois, Saturday, April
L.R. Wood, of Olio Township,
Instantly Killed by a T., P. & W. Train.
One of the most appalling accidents in this vicinty in many
months was the instant killing of Leroy Wood by the East-bound T., P.
& W. passenger Thursday morning, two and a half miles west of
Mr. Wood left home at a little before 8 o'clock in a single
buggy and was going to Roanoke on business. The crossing is two
miles north of his residence and he had reached the crossing, where he had
crossed hundreds of times and the train struck him, killing him instantly
and hurling his body almost 100 feet. The buggy was torn to
kindling, but the horse was not touched and was caught near Roanoke soon
The greatest mystery surrounds the cause of his being
caught at a crossing where one in passing can see approaching trains a
mile either way. It is on a stretch of level country and the train
was making fast time, as they always do at this point. Trains are
plainly visible from his home and he was familiar with their time of
passing and the speed which they make there. Besides, his own family
knew him to be more than ordinarily careful about crossing the
Engineer Gates, who was in charge of the engine, says he
saw Wood approaching the crossing, his horse being on a slow trot and from
all appearances would drive close to the track and stop for them to pass,
but was appalled at seeing him drive onto the track. Gates says Wood
was sitting in his buggy as if asleep, his body erect but his head down as
if he was asleep or in a deep study. He could not possibly be
asleep, only having driven a short distance and that early in the
morning. He never slackened nor quickened his pace and was evidently
struck and killed without knowing he was in danger.
The only way to
account for it is that he was studying deeply about something and the
ground being on a level at the crossing he did not know that he had yet
come to the railroad. The wind Thursday was from the east and he
could not have heard the whistle of the engine. No one on the train
knew him and he was picked up and put into the baggage car and taken to
Secor, where those about the depot immediately recoginized him, although
the left side of his face and head were badly crushed. A bolt had
cut a clean hole through his hat band and hat and crushed his skull and
his jaw was also broken.
Word was at once sent to his home and his
stricken family was completely overwhelmed with the suddenness of their
bereavement. Corner Seidl, of Benson, was summoned and a jury
impanelled to take testimony.
After the jury viewed the remains
they were removed to the home four miles southwest of Secor. When
the undertaker began his work of preparing the body for burial, he found
scarcely a whole bone in his body. The fearful concussion had
wrought havoc in his entire system and there were a dozen wounds, each of
which would have caused death.
Mr. Wood came to this county from
Greene county, Pa., in 1858 and has lived in Greene and Olio townships
ever since. He was a little above 60 years of age and leaves a wife
and four grown children. Mr. Wood's first wife was a daughter of
Jonathan Wilson, of Green township, who died several years ago, and his
second wife, who morns his sudden taking off, was formerly Mrs.
Barnett. The children are Thomas, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Billinger, who
live in Palestine and Olio townships, and Mrs.Standiford, Marysville,
Cal. Word was once sent to the latter, but an answer came that on
account of illness in her family she could not come and so the funeral
services will be held at the home this forenoon at 10
Deceased was a kind and most indulgent father and husband,
considerate and careful in all his transactions and his untimely death is
mourned by his neighbors and friends who sympathize with the stricken
Contributor Note: (LeRoy O. Wood was born 4/09/1838 and died
4/26/1900, he was the son of William (Uncle Billy) Wilburn Wood and Sarah
The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois
March 3, 1955
Truck-Train Crash Kills One at El Paso
Fatally Injured; Mate in Hospital
El Paso - Mrs Alta Thompson, 46, was
fatally injured about 1 p.m. Wednesday when the truck in which she was
riding was struck by an Illinois Central freight train on the Third Street
crossing in El Paso. Mrs Thompson died while enroute to a Bloominton
hospital by ambulance. Her husband, Glenn, was injured in the crash.
He was taken to Mennonite Hospital in Bloomington. His condition was
described as satisfactory Wednesday night. Another passenger, Mrs
Thompson's grandson, Ricky Roberts, was not seriously injured. He
was taken to the home of an uncle, Ed Stephens. He had been staying with
Trucked Flipped OverThe empty gravel truck in
which the three were riding spun around after the impact and turned
over. The truck is owned by Louie Meyer, for whom Mr Thompson
worked. A large crowd was quick to gather at the scene, coming from
the El Paso Community Sale, in progress just three blocks away. The
sale was called off for one hour after the wreck until the crowd
returned. Mr and Mrs Thompson had just been married 14 days.
An inquest has been set by Coroner Joe Hallett of McLean County for 10
a.m. Saturday, March 22 at the courthouse in Bloomington. She was
brought to the Vincent Memorial Home. Arrangements are
Native of Indiana
Mrs Thompson was born March 4, 1908, at La Porte, Ind., daughter of
Melvin and Lillie Burdon Robbins. She was married to Lester Lee
Stephens May 16, 1925 at La Porte. He died Aug. 27, 1947, near El
Paso. On Feb 29, 1955, she was married to Glenn Thompson of Secor at
Survivors include her father of El Paso; her husband;
three sons. Francis Edward and Warren Stephens, both of El Paso and James
Le Roy Stephens at home; two daughters, Mrs Betty Jean Roberts at home and
Mrs Donna Mae Floyd of Bloomington; six sisters, Mrs Raymond Blair and
Miss Ruth Robbins, both of El Paso, Mrs Henry Kaiser, Three Oaks, Mich.;
Mrs Donald Whitmer, Louiston, Mo., and Mrs ALbert Huhnke and Mrs Marvin
Baker, both of Walkerton, Ind.; two brothers, Melvin and Robert D.
Robbins, both of El Paso and four grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her mother and one brother, Charles Leonard, killed in World War
II. She was a member of the El Paso Methodist
Metamora Herald, 3 Nov. 1944
Mayor's son is Missing in Action
Mayor and Mrs. J. W. Sverett and Mrs.
Leota Boyd Everett of El Paso have received word from the government that
their son and husband, Pvt. Myron Everett, has been missing in action
since Oct. 4. He was located in France. The Everetts have two
other sons overseas.
The Day Book, [Chicago, Ill.] April
21, 1914, Last Edition
Pontiac, Ill - George Clark, wealthy
landowner of Woodford County, killed by Santa Fe freight train.
Metamora Herald, 9 Mar. 1945
Albert Aldrich is Killed in Action
Mr. and Mrs. George Aldrich of El
Paso received a message Saturday from the War Department that their
nephew, Pfc. Albert Aldrich, previously reported missing, was killed in
action in Germany, Dec. 18. He entered service Jan. 18, 1944, and
had been overseas since July. He made his home with the Aldriches
for several years.
(Bloomington, IL) - Tuesday, January 19, 1993
EL PASO -
Richard E. Evans, 75, of El Paso was dead at 5:10 p.m. yesterday (Jan. 18,
1993) at the scene of a two-car accident at Illinois 116 and Illinois 117,
east of Benson. A story is on page A2. Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso, is
in charge of arrangements.
Henry News Republican, July 16,
Lynn Davison of ElPaso spent Sat. evening at the home of
his mother, Mrs. Charles Davison.
The Weekly Pantagraph
(Bloomington, Illinois) Sep. 19, 1913
The funeral of William
Corbley was held from St. Mary's Catholic church Sat. afternoon, interment
being in the Catholic cemetery.
Miss Katharine Dorsey, of Paxten, is
here, assisting in caring for her aunt, Mrs. G. R. Curtiss, who has been
quite ill for a couple of weeks.
Mrs. F. H. Henderson attended an
announcement party at the home of Mrs. Reuben Stoddard at Minonk, Sat.
afternoon. Announcement was made of the engagement of E. J. Henderson and
Helen Forney, both young people of Minonk, at that time.
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Aug 15,
Mrs. George Zerwask entertained at cards Mon.
F. B. Stitt has been reappointed to the managing board of
the State Normal University by Gov. Dunne.
J. M. Reeves moved to his
new store building Tues. The building vacated by Mr. Reeves will be
occupied by Dorsey's restaurant.
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Feb 21,
Monte A. North and Ruth A. Taylor were united in marriage
at 5 o'clock Wed. afternoon, the ceremony being performed at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. James S. tucker by Rev. R. F. Cressey, of the El Paso
Presbyterian church. The wedding march was played by Miss Hope French and
the bride and groom were unattended. A four course wedding supper followed
the ceremony and Mr. and Mrs. North left on an evening train for
Mississippi and Florida. Upon their return they will be at the home to
their friends on a farm near El Paso.
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Jan 10,
Richard Berry and family went to Streator Tues. Their
household goods were shipped the day before.
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Jan 24,
B. F. Slenker and Fred Larison were in Indian Tues. Mr.
Slenker held a sale at his farm on that day. They returned Tues.
Hon. Oliver W. Stewart, of Chicago, delivered an address at
the Baptist church Tues. evening.
Mr. and Mrs. David Dunn held a
reception at their home, Sat. evening, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Bennett, of Phoenix, Ariz., who are visiting relatives and old
The Pantagraph, May 28, 1945
PASO-Lt. and Mrs. Milan Folkers and baby daughter of Blackwell, Okla.,
arrived Wednesday for a leave wit! their parents, Mrs. C. C. Kingdon of El
Paso and the Rev. and Mrs. R. D. Folkers of Bloomington.
Schlink has been moved from Germany to Czechoslovakia, according to word
received by his father, John E Schlink. He is particularly happy that the
orders prohibiting fraternizing with the inhabitants does not apply in
Czechoslovakia and it is a real joy to give gum and candy to the children.
Lt. and Mrs. Myrle Yount of San Antonio, Tex., are the parents of a
daughter born May 20. She has been named Mary Monette. The mother is the
former Miss Iola Coyle of El Paso.
Gwynn McHugh, technician fourth
grade, arrived Wednesday torn Camp Blanding, Fla. for a furlough with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McHugh.
Pvt. Robert Fever is spending a 13
day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fever. He will report
at Fort Meade, Md., having completed his training at Camp Hood,
Second Lt. Mary Coyle of the army nurses corps has written her
parents, 'Mr. and Mrs. Owen Coyle from England that she was promoted to
first lieutenant V-E day.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Alt received a letter
stating that their son Eugene ranked among the 18 highest seniors in the
class of 1944 of the reserve officers training corps at the U of I. His
name will be inscribed on a bronze plaque provided by the woman's relief
corps for those senior cadets who have excelled in military scholarship.
Eugene is now a first lieutenant with the signal corps on duty in the
The Pantagraph [Bloomington, Illinois, Dec 11,
El Paso-Glenn C. Kingdon seaman first class at the naval
air base at Norfolk, Va., has returned after spending a 10 day leave with
his parents, Mr and Mrs Claude Kingdon. Mr and Mrs Kingdon entertained 30
guests Friday evening at a potluck dinner in honor of their
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) 1 Nov.
EL PASO SERVICE MEN.
EL PASO-Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Kauth
Thursday received word from their son, Pfc, James V. Kauth, that he had
arrived in the United States with a contingent of wounded men of the army
who had seen duty in the Mediterranean area. The injured leg he had
written of earlier, has healed, but he has a chest wound which will
require an operation and he will be at the hospital at White Sulphur
Springs, W. Va., for several months.
Lt. and Mrs. Thomas Eastman left
for Chicago Wednesday after three days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James A. Smith. They will visit his parents in Chicago before returning to
the hospital at Battle Creek, Mich., for a checkup. He has been receiving
treatment there for nerve shock he received in north Africa when two jeeps
were shot from under him by German ground mines. He is recovering
Pvt. Glenn Barker, who is stationed north of Seattle,
Wash., on the Alcan highway, is spending a 15 day furlough with his
brothers and sister's here.
Pvt. Simon Oltman is spending a 15 day
furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Oltman. He is stationed at
Victor Roush reported at Camp Grant for army duty Monday.
His wife will remain here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Punke, for
Richard Tinier, who was stationed at Joliet, has been
transferred to New Orleans, La.
Walter R. Shoemaker, apprentice seaman,
returned to St. Louie. Mo., Thursday after a furlough here with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shoemaker.
Lt. Arthur C. Classen has been
transferred from Los Angeles, Calif., to Camp Pickett,
The El Paso Journal, Jan 4, 1940, pg 1
Daughter of Former El Paso Lady Dies Tuesday Evening on Way
El Paso relatives received word Tuesday night of the death
of Miss Ruth Chesebro, 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Chesebro of
Saunemln, Livingston county. Ruth's mother was the former Miss Catherine
Kyser of El Paso. Mrs. Lester Dunmire of El Paso is an aunt, and she went
over to Sauneminon receiving the tragic news. Mrs. Lutie Stitt Kyser of El
Paso, an aunt by marriage, and daughter Miss Jeannette, had spent last
Sunday at, the Chesebro home.
Miss Chesebro was a teacher of English in
the Champaign junior high school, and was returning to her duties
following the vacation. With her were two Chicago girls, also teachers in
the Champaign school, the three riding In a coupe. The Chicago teachers,
one of whom owned the car, had picked up Miss Chesebro on the trip back to
their school. Four-miles north of Gibson City on route 47 the coupe
crashed Into an automobile said to be driven by Mrs. S. Sadorus of Joliet,
the Joliet car being at that moment stalled because of fuel trouble. Mrs.
Sadorus sustained only minor injuries and a little girl with her,
presumably her daughter, was not hurt. The driver of the Chicago coupe,
Miss Bernice Best, was reported to be unhurt , but Miss Ruth Weber
suffered a hip fracture and is in a Champaign hospital. Miss Chesebro was
the more seriously injured and died three miles south of Gibson City in
the ambulance which was taking her also to the Champaign
hospital. A farmer living near the scene of the accident saw
the northbound stalled car and also the oncoming coupe headed south.
He told the coroner's Jury that the coupe turned out to pass the other
machine but failed to clear. Both cars were badly damaged. The farmer
rushed to his phone and called a doctor and the ambulance.
Kyser, an aunt, came down from Chicago last evening and another aunt, Miss
Gladys Kyser of Peoria, came here this morning, and with the El Paso
relatives will go to Saunemin to attend the funeral which will be held
Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Methodist church. Burial will be
in the Saunemin cemetery. Miss Chesebro is survived by her parents and two
sisters, Nina and Patricia.
The El Paso Journal, Jan 4,
1940, pg 1
Two Weddings Celebrated During
One Sunday, Other One Tuesday.
The marriage of Miss Eda
Eigsti of Gridley to Eugene Shoemaker of Dakota, Ill., took place at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Eigsti,: northeast of
Gridley at 5:00 p. m. Sunday, December 31. The date was the wedding
anniversary of the parents of both the bride and the bridegroom. Rev. J.
D. Hartzler, pastor of the Waldo Mennonite church, was the officiating
minister. After the wedding dinner at 6:00 o'clock the newly weds left for
a ten day trip to Florida, and on their return will make their home near
Freeport where Mr. Shoemaker is engaged in the dairy business.
Miss Leota Agnes Reeves, youngest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John W Reeves of Gridley township, was married to Elvert Henry Meyer,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Meyer of Bloomington at 9:00 a. m., January
2. The double ring ceremony was performed in St. Mary's Catholic church,
Bloomington, by Rev. Fr. Columban Kramer. A reception followed the
ceremony at Hotel Rogers and was attended by 75 relatives and other
friends. The bride is a graduate of the El Paso Township High school,
class of 1935. She then attended Illinois State university and has been
employed until recently in a Bloomington store. Mr. Meyer is a Bloomington
high school graduate and also has employment In a grocery store of that
city. Alter their return from a short wedding trip the couple will be at
home at 610 east Locust street, Bloomington.
The El Paso Journal, Jan 4, 1940, pg 1
Death Comet in Pontiac Hospital Last Night; Result of Apoplectic
Stroke In 1937.
Relatives here have received word of the death of
Robert D. Fruin which occurred in a Pontiac, hospital at 10.00 p. m. last
night, January 3. He was born near El Paso, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
John Fruin, December 7, 1868, and spent all his life in farming in the
vicinity of El Paso and Chatsworth. He had never married. Surviving
are five brothers and four sisters, as follows: Edward, El Paso; Jerry T.
Gridley township; Frank and Richard, Gilman; Mark, El Paso; Mrs. Josephine
O'Neil, Dwight; Mrs. Robert Gibbons, Kalamazoo, Mich; Mrs. Mary C. Reaves,
Pasadena, Cal.; Mrs. Elizabeth Tully, El Paso. The cause of death
was the result of a stroke suffered about 18 months ago. The remains will
lie in state at the Rich funeral home in Chatsworth until Friday noon and
will then be conveyed to the Mark Fruin country home, awaiting the funeral
service which will be held from St. Mary's church, El Paso; Saturday
morning at 9:00 o'clock.
The El Paso Journal, Jan 4, 1940, pg 1
Last Rites for Resident of This Vicinity Held Last Friday
Funeral services for Edmund T. North who died
at his home suddenly December 26, were held from the home at 1:16 Friday
afternoon and from the Ficken memorial home at 2:00 o'clock conducted by
Rev. Osceola McNemar of Normal. There was a large crowd in attendance and
the immense display of floral offerings was a testimony of the regard in
which the deceased was held. George Wilkey, Henry Schuler, Ralph Kingdon,
Alfred Kingdon, Charles T. Roberts and James McWilliams served as
pallbearers. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery. Relatives from away who
attended the last rites were Mrs. Roy Lawyer, Monon, Ind.; Percy
Lawyer, Monticello, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Grant, Peoria; Mrs.
Elmira Scarbrough, Arrowsmith; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Scarbrough, Champaign;
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scarbrough, Bellflower; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Scarbrough, Saybrook; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Forrest, Glenavon; Mr. and Mrs.
C. P. Arbogast, Bloomington; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reeser, Farmer
City; Mrs. Carl Johnson and family; Minonk: There were a number of other
friends from away who attended, The obituary of Mr. North
appeared in The Journal last week.
The El Paso Journal, Jan 4, 1940, pg
Funeral Services for Long time Resident of El Paso
Held Last Saturday Afternoon.
As was briefly mentioned in The Journal
last week Frank Dorsey died at his home Wednesday night after an illness
of many weeks. He was born October 10, 1860, a son of William H. and
Margaret (Sparks) Dorsey. He had spent most of his life In El Paso, where
he was engaged in the restaurant business for a number of years. In 1921
he was married to Mrs. Mary Jane Hurley, who preceded him in death
February 7, 1936, Surviving are one brother, Hugh Dorsey of Chicago; a
sister, Mrs. Grace Cuyler of Los Angeles, Cal,, and a step-daughter, Mrs.
Mamie Fell, of Heyworth. Funeral services were held from the Ficken
memorial home at 1:30 Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. R. L. Beshers,
and were well attended. Ned Hynes. William Enright, John Lang. Louis Volz,
Ivan Williams and Peter Welte served as pallbearers. Mr. and Mrs. George
Fell, Heyworth; their son and wife and granddaughter, Wapella, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Tegard of Peoria were out of town relatives who attended.
Interment was in Evergreen cemetery.
The El Paso Journal, Jan 4, 1940, pg
Twenty Years Ago
Items from The Journal of
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1920
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Crusius observed
their 56th wedding anniversary Monday.
Mrs. Bert Blumenshine died at
her home in Gridley Monday after a long illness with diabetes..
Emma Sage, born near El Paso to Mr. and Mrs. James. North, died at her
home in Bloomington Tues-Mr. and Mrs. Henry Damman Sr. of Greene township
celebrated their golden wedding Tuesday with a family dinner.
firemen were called to the residence of O. M. Kyser on west First street
Saturday morning to extinguish a small blaze.
Miss Lydia E. Schaefer of
Shiloh and Claude L. Kingdon of El Paso were married in Eureka Saturday
noon T by Roy L. Moore.
President Wilson has proclaimed that the
control of the railroads shall be returned by the gomernment [sic] to
their owners on March 1.
Carl Johnson of Danforth and Miss Alta North
were married on Christmas day. They will begin housekeeping on the
Clarence Burroughs farm.
C. A. Patton of Blairsburg, Ia., was married
last Thursday to Miss Marian McTillits of Webster City, Ia. The bridegroom
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Patton.
This morning at 9:00 o'clock
Miss Margaret Bernhardy of Greene township and William of Panola township
were married in the Minonk Baptist parsonage.
Relatives in El Paso
have received word of the marriage on December 23 of Walter H. Pleasants
of this city and Mrs. Nellie Shepard at the bride's home in Cedar Rapids,
At high noon, Tuesday, Miss Florence W. Harris and Roy G. Zehr were
united in marriage in Carlock. After March 1 Mr. and Mrs. Zehr will be at
home on a farm near Flanagan.
Mrs. E. L. French left on Tuesday for their new home in Oklahoma. Their
daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Steen, have moved from Wenona to
the French farm.
At 4:00 o'clock last Saturday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. Harriet Thorpe on east Third street her daughter Miss Jessie May
became the bride of Dr. William E. Kendall of Oak Park where the home will
Tuesday morning at 9:00 o'clock, in St. Joseph's church in
Roanoke William Reeves, son of Mrs. Anna Reeves, and Miss Louise Hester of
Roanoke were married. They will reside on the bridegroom's farm east of El
Christmas evening at 5:00 o'clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.
H. Eft on east Second street, occurred the marriage of their daughter Miss
Marie and Frank Patterson of near Gridley. Rev. W. Harvey Young performed
The marriage of Miss Vera Belsley of El Paso and John
Clayton Foster of Wenona was solemnized at the home of the bride's mother,
Mrs. Mattie Belsley on west Main street, at noon yesterday. They will live
in Boston where Mr. Foster is attending school.
metaphorically speaking, sped on its way the departing transport Buford
carrying 249 deported rabid and dangerous Russian "reds." They were headed
by Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman who for years have preached their
poisonous doctrine in America almost unhindered.
Saturday, January 1, 1910
Miss Myrtle Carter and
William Hammond, both of Panola, were united in marriage
Miss Jennie Hartman, daughter of Mrs. Gretje Hartman of
Secor, and Daniel Clausen were married Thursday.
Miss Fern Worthington
and Joe Jochums were married at the home of the bride's parents in Greene
township last week.
Chester Simpson, formerly of Prairie College, died
at Newton, Kan., on Tuesday. He was a brother of Mrs. W. B.
At the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Salome Pfleeger of
Peoria occurred the marriage of Miss Lulu Pfleeger and Milo
Jonathan R. Wilson, an old resident of Greene township, died
Christmas day at the home of his son Samuel in Santa Ana. Cal.
Loyster, a resident of El Paso since the early 60's, died Friday. He
leaves his wife, the former Miss Elizabeth Bennett of London, Eng.
wedding of Miss Martha Culbertson and Earl M. Skinner occurred
Saturday. The bridegroom is Junior member of the grocery firm of
Culbertson & Skinner.
Miss Olive Clausen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Clausen of Greene township, and Herman Weasel were married Tuesday
and will reside on the old Seng farm northeast of Secor.
There were a
number of holiday weddings in Eureka. The principals were: Miss Cora
Bechtel and Archie Burton; Miss Jennie Morgan and Robert Campbell; and
Miss Vida Burton and Robert R. Leighton.
Saturday, December 30, 1899
Herbert Thorpe has been
assisting in special meetings in McLean this week.
Baggageman J. S.
Richards was sick this week and Joe Ryan took his place.
Mr. and. Mrs.
Lew McOmber held a family reunion at their home Christmas day.
Bateman has been home several days. He closed the season with Ringlings'
several weeks ago.
Miss Florence Van Alstine of Secor and Willis McCord
of Roanoke were married In Peoria Monday.
A family reunion was held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. Blumenshine Monday. Forty relatives were
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gee died near Paxton
Wednesday from the effects of injuries received in a runaway last week.
Mrs. John Gleason, a sister of Mrs. Michael Fitzgerald and Con Smith,
both of this city, died at her home in Gilman a few days ago.
George Daniels, who as a boy lived in El Paso with his uncle, D. K.
Tobias, and who is a resident of Eagle Grove, la., was married recently to
an Iowa lady.
Thursday afternoon at Fr. J. H. Quinlan's home, Miss
Louise Franks of Kappa and Albert Schlink were married. They will live on
the O'Connell farm west of Kappa.
Miss Leota Billinger and William H.
Berg were married last Thursday afternoon at the home of the bride's
mother, Mrs. Sarah Billinger seven miles southwest of this city.
M. WeIte, whose maiden name was Rosina Pfister, died last Friday. Besides
her husband she is survived by a daughter and three sons; Mrs. Dora
Geiger, John R. and Peter F., all of El Paso, and Joe of David City, Neb.
Fifty Years Ago
Saturday, January 4, 1890
Sturgeon and L. K. Evans returned to Knox college this afternoon.
Dunn has been appointed local consul for the League of American
Prairie College: Eddie Kearfott and lady friend attended a
party in Hudson Saturday night.
Kappa: Florence Drake was presented
with a handsome gold watch by her father last Saturday.
Riley Hall and
Will Plackett of Panola township left on Thursday for a several months'
visit in England.
Master Roy Bingner fell from a hay mow Thursday and
broke the bones of one of his legs near the ankle.
Stubblefield has moved to El Paso to the Troxel house on west First
street. He comes from Bloomington.
The Fleming new store room, the
finest in the city, is occupied by Cotton & Johnson, the hardware
Mrs. Lizzie Bell of Decatur and Will Lane of this, city were
married Monday. Mr. Lane is working for the P. E. Lane Bridge
Secor: Dr. and Mrs. Barton spent Saturday in Eureka. Miss Delia
Williamson has a new organ. Supervisor Thomas Cribben and his mother
started for Philadelphia Monday for a month's visit.
and Miss Bisland, who are engaged in a race around the world in opposite
directions, passed each other in the China sea last Thursday. Barring
accidents, they will make the trip in about 72 days.
The El Paso Journal, Jan 4, 1940, pg 5
Edgar Churchill was a Bloomington visitor
Mrs. Paul Eshers was hostess to the Jay Dee club yesterday
The Thursday Evening club will meet with Miss Minnie Hynes
Mrs. Roy Brown went to Peoria last Thursday to visit
relatives for a few days.
Rev. Delia Stretch went to Smithfield
Saturday to assist in revival services Sunday.
A. J. McCafferty of
Kokomo, Ind., called on his sister, Mrs. Caarrie [sic] North, Monday
Miss Darline Buss went to Bloomington Saturday morning and
spent the day with friends.
Joe Raridon of Bloomington came Friday
afternoon to visit Mrs. Flora Bingner over the weekend.
Roach of Decatur came Friday to spend a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Mrs. D. H. Hannah went to Bloomington Tuesday to spend a few
days with her daughter, Mrs. Delbert Downs, and husband.
of Chillicothe, who had been visiting in the Horace Biebes home since
before Christmas, went home Friday.
Mrs. A. W. Fuller went to Homewood
Monday to spend the remainder of the winter with her daughter, Mrs. C. T.
Schrader, and husband.
Mrs. Maggie Leggott and Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Paulson of LaGrange visited Sunday and Monday with Mrs. Paulson's brother
and wife, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. North.
Last Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs.
Lyle Snyder entertained the cast of the F. F. A. play, "Life Begins at
Sixteen," which was given in the high school auditorium November
Virgil Snider has returned to his home in Battle Greek, Mich.,
after a visit here with his mother, Mrs. Vina Snider. Miss Stella Snider
and his grandmother, Mrs. E. C. Grundy.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Burger have
received the announcement of the birth of a daughter to their son and
wife, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Burger of Lowell, Ind. She has been named Linda
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Whitmer accompanied some relatives from Carr
lock to Wabash, Ind., Saturday and vised there with Mrs. Whitmer a
brothers; Leslie and Frank Metzger, and their families until
Mr. and Mrs. James Quinn of Chicago came Wednesday and Mrs.
Cletus Fitzgerald, who had been here helping to care for her mother, the
late Mrs. William Parkhouse Sr., went home with them Thursday..
Tool of Racine, Wis., came Friday and visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.
D. and his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Aubrey, until Monday.
Mrs. Tool, who had been visiting here, went home with her
Charles Frank Arnold, aged 54, died in Brokaw hospital
Thursday, after having been conned to his home in Bloomington for five
months. He had suffered two years with heart trouble. He was a brother of
Mrs. Arthur Shanks of El Paso.
The Ball and Chain club met with Mr. and
Mrs. V, C. Gordon Saturday evening, with the entire membership present.
Those from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Clay Donner,: Springfield; Mr.
and Mrs. Dallas Zeiger, Eureka; Dr. and Mrs. Noel Gordon, Minonk. Eight
couples belong to the club.
Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Altum went to
Bloomington Tuesday evening to see her father, Albert Conaway, who is a
patient in St. Joseph's hospital. He is able to sit up part of the time;
Mrs. Conaway is ill in their home in Bloomington. Her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Russell Conaway of El Paso, is staying with her. Russell Conaway
spent the weekend there.
Mrs. Frank Stimpert visited in Bloomington
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Stewart spent Sunday with her parents in
Mrs. R. S. Boyd came home Monday from a visit with relatives
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Skaggs of Gardner were guests of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Kilpatrick, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Rich.
Mayne entertained a number of friends in their home Wednesday evening of
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Crout of near Secor are the parents of a
daughter born in the Mennonite hospital yesterday.
Miss Gertrude Cleary
returned to Chicago Tuesday after spending two weeks with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Pat Clary.
Werth Marten, who has been suffering with pneumonia
in the home of his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Marten is
G. C. Coffman's father E. L. Goffman, Mrs. Tresa Fitzgerald
and Miss Minnie Hynes went to Chicago Monday and took the former's
grandchildren, Marie and Buster Fitzgerald who had been visiting here, to
Ralph Tyler of Culver, Ind. who was a surgical patient in
the Mennonite hospital, was brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Davitt Sunday and will remain here while he is recuperating.
Mrs. Donald Eastman, Kitty Lou and John went to Long Point Sunday
afternoon to visit Mrs. Emerson French and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Steen. Mrs.
French came home with them to spend a week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stimpert
entertained at a family dinner Sunday. Those from out of town were Mr. and
Mrs. George Heiken, Mr. and Mrs. John Longman, Minonk; Henry Stimpert and
Paulina, Mrs. Dora Longman and Earl; Panola; Marie and Buster Fitzgerald,
Miss Marjorie Mayne returned to her school work in Urban a
high on Tuesday evening. Her friend, Miss Ruth Rogers of Springborn, Vt,
who spent Christmas in the Mayne home as Miss Marjorie's guest, returned
to her work In the agricultural department of the university on Tuesday of
Gayle Andrews and Bob DeVore started from El Paso Sunday for
a two weeks' trip to Florida. They spent the night In Nashville, Tenn.,
and started on Monday morning. After traveling about forty miles through
snow and on Icy roads the car slipped and turned over into a ditch. The
young men were not hurt but the car was badly damaged. It was patched up
enough for them to drive home and they arrived here Tuesday
Charles Albert Marker, aged 31, who died in Heyworth
December 27, was a grandson of Mrs. Mary Marker of San Antonio, Tex.,
whose maiden name was Mary Dwyer, sister of R, H. Dwyer, well known
railroad man, both of Kappa. Mr. Dwyer now lives in California, Deceased
was born In Heyworth, where he taught school two years and with the
exception of eight months spent in California and Texas, he had lived In
Heyworth. He had been in ill health five years.
Mrs. Lena Bell was a
Bloomington visitor Tuesday.
The Ezey Aces met with Mrs. Clyde Stotler
Guy N. Bayless transacted business in Waukesha, Wis., last
Alfred Kingdon has been confined to his bed this week suffering
with a severe case of hives.
Harry Jones and family of Morris spent the
weekend with Alderman and Mrs. C. F. Hilger and Bob.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen
Bowman of Arlington, Tex., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Robinson
Mrs. Fred Bailey, son Earl and daughter Dorothy of Rochester,
Ind., came Monday morning and visited relatives until yesterday.
Eleanor Pinkham, who was a surgical patient in the Mennonite hospital, was
brought home last Thursday and is getting along nicely.
C. E. Barclay
has been unable to carry the mail on rural route 1 for several days
because of a lame back. John Hynes is substituting for him.
Mrs. E. E. Churchill and granddaughter, Miss Lucretia Churchill, of Deland
spent New Year's day in the home of Mrs. Gertrude C. Miller.
Fitzgerald returned home Tuesday evening from Kankakee where he had spent
a week with his sister, Mrs. George Young, and husband.
Guard returned home Sunday from the Mennonite hospital and is recovering
nicely. She hopes to be able to return to school Monday.
Jacqueline Jean Kammerer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kammerer, is
celebrating her ninth birthday today by entertaining with a birthday
party, there being fourteen guests invited.
Miss Alice Parker, aged 91
years, of Minonk where she has resided 75 years, is in a serious condition
in St. Mary's hospital in Streator. She fell at her home Saturday and
sustained a fractured hip.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Barney and daughters came
home Wed. evening of last week from a trip to Indianapolis, Ind. They had
planned to go farther but on account of the bad condition of the roads
they returned home.
P. D. Sleezer came home from Aurora Sunday where he
had been a week. He was called there because of the injury of his 18 year
old grandson who was accidentally shot in the face by a playmate. The boy
lost one of his eyes.
Mr. and Mrs. Emery Garey of DeLong and Miss
Marjorie Shaffer of Maquon came Friday to visit the ladies mother, Mrs.
Marie Shaffer. Mr. Garey, accompanied by Robert Shaffer, returned to
DeLong Sat. but came back the first of the week to accompany the ladies
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Fleeger and Marilyn went to Groveland Friday
to spend the day with Mrs. Fleeger's mother and sister, Mrs. Anna Eller
and Mrs. Gilbert LaRosh, Sat. they went to Rock Island and visited their
daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Wohlford, and husband until Monday.
Scarbrough of Arrosmith who came here to attend the funeral of her
brother-in-law, Edmund T. North, Friday and expected to remain for a time
with her sister, was called home Sat. Her son Albert had been shot in the
arm. Word came Tuesday that infection had developed and he was in a
serious condition. He is a patient in St. Joseph's hospital.
A girl was
born in St. Joseph's hospital Monday to Mr. and Mrs. Fabian Haas.
L. J. Sturm was taken to the Mennonite hospital Monday and expects to
undergo an operation.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cleary Jr. of Gridley
township are the parents of a girl born Tuesday in St. Joseph
Mrs. C. C. Kingdon underwent an operation for appendicitis
Friday in Brokaw hospital. She is getting along satisfactorily.
Benson was taken to the Mennonite hospital last Friday morning to be
treated for an infection on the back of his neck, caused from ingrowing
hair. He is getting along satisfactorily.
John H. Grigg Sr., principal
of the Minonk high school in 1903-5, dropped dead while shoveling snow
from the driveway at his home in Hillsboro last Tuesday. Surviving are his
wife and three children.
The El Paso Journal, Jan 4, 1940
2. Body of Joseph Yotty of Salina,
Kan., brought to Eureka for burial.
5. One killed and two injured in
auto wreck near corner of Main and Adams street.
6. Andrew McBride
given card shower in honor of 87th birthday.
8. William Edwards
Jr. served as best, man at wedding of friend in Bloomington.
Thirty-first wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. James Delaney was
celebrated in Bloomington.
10. Ladies flight observed by Knights
Templar with oyster supper;
G. R. Curtiss honored in recognition of his
continuous membership for over fifty years.
12. Friends surprised Clyde
Mohn on his 22d birthday.
13. Mrs. Alma Steider, Misses Elizabeth Tool
and Beth Kingdon badly shaken up in auto wreck near Cruger. Mr. and Mrs.
F. E. Morris of Shiloh surprised on 42d wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Wiser of Gridley married 63 years.
14. Mr. and Mrs. Will Roth of
Gridley celebrated 25th wedding anniversary.
19. Mr. and Mrs. William
Farrell married forty years.
20. Royal Neighbors had potluck luncheon
and installed officers.
21. Members of the Bar association of 11th
judicial circuit held memorial services in Pontiac for the late Clyde H.
22. Odis Shoemaker home in Kappa burned. Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Yerk observe 38th wedding anniversary.
25. Scotch people of Roanoke
observed birthday of Robert Burns, Scottish poet. Mr. and Mrs. B. L.
Stitt, Mr. and Mrs. Rich. Mayne married forty years.
27. Inquest held
for Junior Van Scyoc, killed in auto wreck here January 5. Mr. and Mrs. G.
H. Stauter married 38 years. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Savoie injured in auto
accident near Streator.
29. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Remmers entertained in
honor of birthday of her sister, Mrs. Al. Ricksher of Chicago.
and Mrs. Frank Nelson surprised on 15th wedding anniversary.
8. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dressler married 45
years. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Darling's 25th wedding anniversary celebrated in
Eureka. Mrs. Mary Hayes honored on 80th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Luther
Jackson surprised on 17 wedding anniversary.
9. G. R. Curtiss owner of
The Journal, will meet the half-century mark tomorrow since purchasing it
from A. O. Rupp. Four deaths occurred at Woodford county farm home, one
Thursday and three Saturday.
12. Mr. and Mrs. John Kapraun of Benson
marked 50th wedding anniversary. William Oberlander's 90th birthday
celebrated in Panola.
13. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Potter married 49
14. Harold Imhoff of Eureka appointed superintendent of Woodford
county highways succeeding A. B. Hurd.
15. Willis Crabb, former Delavan
banker, given four year sentence to penitentiary.
16. Father and son
banquet held in M.E. church. Farewell party held for Mr. and Mrs. C. S.
19. George Gibbs of Gridley celebrates 92d birthday. Mr. and
Mrs. M. W. Crowe married 54 years.
23. Lester Pfister donated bushel of
hybrid corn to M. E. missionary in Japan.
24. E. R. Somers of Beverly
Hills, Cal., has 94th birthday.
25. Woodford county lawyers held
memorial service in Eureka for Orman Ridegly. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Fischer
of Benson surprised on 25th wedding anniversary.
8. J. W. Held completed his 49th years of
residence in same house.
14. Illinois state grade school heavy-weight
basketball tournament held in high school gym three days.
Legion banquet held in high school gym.
23. Woodford County Sportsman's
club met in City hall. Hobby show in McKinley school gym.
fire at Mrs. Hannah Blumenshine place.
26. Mr. and Mrs. George Johann
of Eureka Injured in auto accident north of Hudson.
4. R. S. Boyd elected road commissioner, Q.
J. Kilpatrick supervisor. Grade school district contest held in high
7. Judges H. H. Baker, C. C. Taylor and P.A. Ortman
re-nominated for circuit judges.
13. Broder house and 500 chickens of
Franklin Hunsinger of Secor hurried. William C. Radliff, Ray Sealer and
Frank Beven nominated for circuit judges on Republican ticket. Fred Baker
admitted to practice of law-by state supreme court. Samuel G. Harrod of
Eureka admitted to bar.
14. Miss Sarah Churchill celebrated 92d
birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bailey arrived home from Florida in time
for birthday dinner.
18. A. H. Wolk elected, alderman in First ward;
Alderman Fred Eastman, Second ward, and V. F. Bower, Third. Coeur de Leon
commandery inspected by grand captain general.
22. Jefferson Park
school district purchases Welch property adjoining school grounds.
Rev. A. R. Buckrop returned to charge of Evangelical church in El Paso.
Opening day in Kansas City, Mo., of conference leading, to uniting line
three Methodist church organizations in U.S. Mrs. Martin Heller of Secor
observes 53d birthday.
30. Mrs. Martha Leach Turner of Massachusetts
speaks in First Methodist church in Bloomington.
2. American Legion Auxiliary birthday dinner
held in Christian church Pinball machines removed from El Paso.
Thieves stole truckload of corn from Clark Armstrong crib.
Sadie Dunn's 85th birthday celebrated.
8. Kiwanis club celebrates
third birthday at Jungle Inn.
9. Miss Laura VanDyke and F. B. Stumpf
of Eureka honored for fifty year membership in O.E.S.
16. B. G.
Alexander disappeared from Wenona.
24. Farewell party held in Baptist
church for Rev. and Mrs. Wm. H. Lucas.
24. Corn crib on Arch Haas farm
28. Annual baccalaureate service held in high school. Ivan Work
received broken leg and Mrs. Work hurt in auto accident near East
29. Henry Kirby moves his shoe repairing business to
4. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Agnew celebrated
twentieth wedding anniversary.
7. Mrs. Sophia Briggs, 79, of Metamora
struck by auto and died from injuries. Oak Grove Church of the Brethren
near Washburn destroyed by fire.
10. Body of Toluca man which had been
in bottom of abandoned coal mine shaft since May 18 brought to
11. Mrs. Ilesta Ioerger's 81st birthday celebrated at son's
12. Mrs. Caroline Lan 88 year old. George Williamson buys Reeves
estate store building occupied by John Blackmore.
15. Everett Bell buys
Mrs. W. L. Cole property and I. C. express office.
16. Miss Josephine
Michels' pupils give piano recital, another one next week.
Snyder went to Springfield to attend Boys State.
6. K. A. LaRochelle and Gordon Forbes and
wives moved to Ames. Ia. Funeral services held in Chicago for E. C. Smith
last member of train crew in Chatsworth wreck.
club entertained by Bloomington club. W. C. T, U. holds picnic at C.
L. Bailey home.
13. Illinois twin convention held at Starved
16. Bethel school reunion largely attended. County supervisors
and wives guests at annual dinner at county farm. Friends gave shower for
Mrs. Clyde Brown and twin boys.
27. Herman Durre one of three
injured in auto accident near Roanoke.
28. Rodney Thompson of Benson,
badly hurt in auto accident in Panola.
29. Mrs. Julia Toussleng left
for new home in California.
30. Dr. Francis Townsend of Long Beach;
Cal., spoke In Fairbury where he was horn. John Slater and Richard Roos of
Eureka and four others in auto accident near Kappa. Henry Pleitner planned
surprise for his wife in honor of her birthday.
31. Mr. and Mrs. Wiles
Klug of Crown Point, lnd., observed golden wedding. Mark Buckrop won third
in soapbox derby, Peoria.
1. Garden club has picnic at P. H. Andrews
home. Jack Weber clubbed and robbed on his farm southwest of
3. Walter Letcher accidentally shot in foot.
5. House on
Toon farm occupied by Hollis Baugh in Greene township burned. Mrs.
McKinley fell from porch at son's home in Gridley and broke her leg.
6. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Anderson of Eureka observe silver
11. Variety shower in Panola for Mr. and Mrs. Hollis
13. Mrs. Sarah Brasier celebrated 95th birthday at home of son
14. Miss Lois Moore, 68, fell at her home in Gridley and
broke hip. Lester Pfister entertained local see growers in Methodist
24. Leslie Haynes attacked by hitch-hiker.
1. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Gebhardt married 42
3. Feeney-Herr filling station held up. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Rarick
celebrated 43d wedding anniversary.
8. Mrs. L. A. Kavli entered Cryer
clinic for treatment for shingles.
10. Rev. and Mrs. Bumpus of Eureka
married 50 years.
11. Donald Abbott began work on S. S. Stephenson on
17. Mrs. Sarah Phillis of Gridley 79 years of age.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tapley of Sac City, Ia., observed golden
18. Rev. A. C. Adams reappointed to Methodist charge here.
Load of straw and wagon trailer rack at E. M. Rutledge farm burned. Kirby
oil station robbed.
19. Several tons of hay burned on Lawrence Guard
28. Birthday of E. D. Benedict of Gridley and Miss Mary Kathryn
Benedict of El Paso celebrated at former's home. Mr. and Mrs. S. W.
Sturgeon married 53 years.
29. Mrs. Hugh Beshers and sons left New York
for Aruba. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Simpson of Eureka married 50 years.
6. Fire partially destroys corn crib on P.
J. Roth farm.
8. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cleary of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Wilson of Eureka married 50 years.
9. A. H. Wolk resigns from
fire company after serving 46 years. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dunseth of Kappa
married 25 years.
15. Silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fruin
celebrated. Mrs. Elizabeth Sparks' 84th birthday honored.
Blunier of Eureka placed 1st and Loren Alt of El 2d in F. F. A. corn
husking contest near Metamora.
24. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Valentine
celebrated 50th wedding anniversary.
29. Mrs. Mary Damman, Secor,
celebrated 90th birthday.
2. Edmund Nauman of Secor injured at his
4. Henry DeSigne seriously hurt in Roanoke mine. Mr. and Mrs.
Bernard O'Neil of Goodland, Ind., celebrated their golden wedding.
Family birthday and wedding anniversary held in J. A. Panther home.
Mrs. Mary Gull's 80th birthday celebrated.
10. Mr. and Mrs. George
Shuman observe 47th wedding anniversary and his 70th birthday.
Agnes Roberts of Bethel school won township spelling contest.
R. S. Chalmers began pastorate of Baptist church. Mr. and Mrs. Chris.
Schaefer observed 49th wedding anniversary and birthday of their
granddaughter Frances Rae Kingdon.
17. Woodford county farmers
institute with household science department and 4H corn show held in El
Paso. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wessel of Greene township entertained county
supervisors and wives at oyster supper.
21. Family potluck supper held
in honor of Ben Bohlander's 74th birthday.
24. John H. Roth estate farm
sold to Krug Bros. Dale Baker accidentally short [sic].
25. Mr. and
Mrs. Henry M. Wessel celebrated silver wedding and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Haas
26. Twentieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
30. Andrew McBride presented with gold headed ebony
1. James McGrail of Minonk 87 years
2. Friends celebrated 65th birthday of Geo.
10. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Barney observe 20th wedding
11. D. A. Summers' arm hurt in El Paso Elevator Co.
16. Home of Mrs. and Mrs. Thomas O'Leary robbed.
17. Mr. and
Mrs. Hurd C. Adams had housewarming and observed 20th wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Andrews had auto accident.
20. Yambert family had
potluck dinner in honor of James Yambert. Capt. Hans Langsdorff of the
giant German battleship Graf Spee suicided.
23. Harry Green, Kappa,
struck by hit and run driver.
24. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kyser celebrated
25. Festus Armstrong, 81 years; has lived on farm which
has belonged to family 106 years all his life but two years.
Anna Schlomer of Roanoke 92 years old.
Metamora Herald, October 24, 1919
A girl was born
to Mr. and Mrs. Mont North, Friday, Oct 17.
Mrs. Lester Burroughs and
Miss Fern Williamson were in Peoria Saturday
D. S. S. Cryor went to Oak
Park Tuesday to attend the meeting of the Presbyterian church.
Pleasants returned home from Springfield Sunday, where he had been to
attend the funeral of his uncle, Isaac Guest.
Walter Nethercott, of
Cullom, visited relatives here the first of the week. He came here
Saturday from Peoria, where he had been taking mud baths.
Shultz is very ill at her home in the northwest part of town. She was
stricken with paralysis Sept 10 and Sunday morning suffered a second
David Fisher was brought home from the hospital at Peoria
Saturday afternoon. His condition is improving slowly. His operation was
due to peritonitis and appendicitis.