TAKEN FROM THE TOLUCA STAR NEWSPAPER - Toluca, Marshall Co.
Illinois, Friday, November 1, 1901 - Page 6
- The village of Washburn has granted F.W. Ellis the right to erect
poles along the streets and string wires there on for electric light
purposes. Oscar Shepard was granted the privilege of erecting poles and
wires for telephone purposes, all of which would indicate that Washburn
is to put on metropolitan airs.
TAKEN FROM THE TOLUCA STAR NEWSPAPER - June 13, 1902
- The big grain elevator at Evans, Ill., was destroyed by fire
Tuesday. A spark from a passing C.&A. train is the reported cause.
- During the severe storm Tuesday night the depot at Washburn, Ill.,
was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.
Washburn Leader - April 24,
- Cazenovia township's first school teacher
was Miss Love Morse, who it is presumed held classes in some dwelling
- First death in Cazenovia township was that
of Issaac Buckingham (pg 4).
- Samuel Mundell, pioneer of Woodford County,
came to Cazenovia township in 1835 with his mother, Esther Jones
Mundell. They found this part of the state in a very wild sparsely
inhabited condition, with deer and plenty of game roaming over the broad
prairies or through the timber. When they first settled on Section 29,
their nearest post office was at Crow Meadow, in Marshall county, ten
miles distant. Lacon and Peoria were their nearest markets for years.
Many descendants of Samuel Mundell reside in this vicinity today (pg
- John Wesley Acres was Cazenovia Township's
first supervisor. James Bane, its first Clerk (pg 6).
- Cazenovia Township was organized in 1852.
The name was suggested by Peter Foster, Eli Rich, Thomas Clark and John
Safford, who came to the community from Cazenovia Lake, New York State
- The first wedding in Cazenovia township was
that of James Boys and Jane Buckingham, in 1833. Their daughter, Mary
was the first white child born in the township (pg 3).
- In the year 1883, Ed. Stephens, (the
grandfather of Mesdames H. E. Burnham, Henry Peabody, and Messrs. N. H.
and Ed. Own of this place) began the manufacture of tile in Linn
township (pg 2).
- A man by the name of Jenkins owned the
first sawmill in Cazenovia township (pg 2).
- At an early day there was a settlement of
Mormons in the northwest corner of Cazenovia township, which was a
source of considerable excitement and at one time threatened trouble.
Two brothers, Orson and Harley P. Pratt, were the chief prophets and
elders of the saints of this settlement and exercised all the functions,
on a smaller scale, of Joseph Smith or Brigham Young. In order to avoid
"the wrath to come" from those not of their faith, they pulled up stakes
and went to Salt Lake City, Utah, with Brigham Young and others of his
followers (pg 4).
Abstracts from the Washburn
Leader - courtesy of Barb Darling
- 17 Mar 1902 Washburn Leader, Belle Plain - John Combs was a
visitor in Toluca Saturday.
- 13 Feb 1902 Washburn Leader - Mrs. Lewis Younger ,of
Washburn, came up for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Emma DeVault.
- 13 March 1902 Washburn Leader - Local News, George Wineteer,
of Brown's College, Peoria, is home for a visit with his parents.
- 17 Jan 1907 Washburn Leader, Linn Twp. - Bert Combes is
visiting his parents this week.
- 14 Feb 1907 Washburn Leader, North of Town - Will Combes is
back at Atlas again and boarding with his parents.
- 14 Feb 1907 Washburn Leader, LaRose - Loney Combes of
Washburn visited over Sunday with Dora Koch.
- 21 Feb 1907 Washburn Leader, Belle Plain - Mr. John Wineteer,
of Nebraska, is visiting his uncle Vern Davis and other relatives.
- 27 Feb 1907 Washburn Leader, Belle Plain - Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Perry had a very pleasant surprise Mon. evening when 30 of the young
people came in and spent a evening. All kinds of games and plays were
enjoyed. All pronounced Mr. and Mrs Perry jolly good people, they leave
soon for their new home in Kansas.
- 7 March 1907 Washburn Leader, Local News – Frank Combes and
wife moved into the Mrs. Mann property Fri.
- 7 March 1907 Washburn Leader, Local news - Frank Combes and
wife moved into the Mrs. Mann Property Fri.
- 7 Mar 1907 Washburn Leader, Local News - Will Combes and
Peter Fagot returned Sun morning from a visit to Peoria.
- 7 Mar 1907 Washburn Leader, Local News - T.L. and J. D.
Wineteer of Barton Co. MO. returned to their homes after a visit with
their mother who had been ill.
- 14 March 1907 Washburn Leader, Local News - Mrs. Henry
Hollenback, of Cameron, Mo. returned to her home Thurs afternoon.
- 15 Aug 1907 Washburn Leader, Local News Mrs. Richard Baker of
Toluca, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Combes.
- 15 August 1907 Washburn Leader, La Rose News - Miss Perry
returned to her home in Washburn, having given up her position at Ed
- 19 Sept 1907 Washburn Leader, La Rose – Miss Mary Ogle, of
Round Prairie, is visiting with Jacob Hollenback. They spent Weds. in
Cazenovia, the guests of Mrs.Weiland.
- 10 Oct 1907 Washburn Leader, Local News - Ed Combes was a
Eureka Caller today.
- 9 Dec 1907 Washburn Leader, Local News - Mr and Mrs Morrow
and Miss Lydles, of La Rose, were guests at the home of the Dave
Abstracts From 1946 and 1947
Sept 13, 1946 Washburn Leader
- Birthdays, Miss Myrtle Perry Sept 20;
- Miss Myrtle Perry and her brother-in-law and sister, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Combes, of Cushing, Oklahoma, went to Stockton Saturday
morning, to spend the weekend with relatives
- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Combes, of Cushing, Oklahoma, were over
Weds.night guests of Mr. and Mrs. Iliff.
24 Oct 1946 Washburn Leader, La Rose News
- Mrs. Edna Perry and daughter Madge of Southgate, California visited
from Weds. until Fri. with Mrs. Perry’s brother, T.E. Iliff, and nephew
and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Iliff, in the latter home.
- Mrs. Frank Perry and daughter, Madge, have been visiting at the
homes of Mrs, Bertha Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Perry and Mr. and Mrs.
31 Oct 1946 Washburn Leader, La Rose News
- Roscoe C. Combes, and son Frank, of Fairbury, Mr. and Mrs. Cotton
Woodruff, of Peoria, were Sunday afternoon callers at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Herbert Iliff.
31 Oct. 1947 Washburn Leader, Personals
- Mr. and Mrs. Harry Combes, of Henry, called Sunday afternoon on Mr.
and Mrs. A. R. Baker and Louisa Faw
The Washburn Leader - December 11, 1902
- Ben Younger, was on the sick list the first of the week.
- C. Haase went to Chicago, ?, to purchase new goods.
- "Fred Fowler has opened a restaurant in the building where I. C.
Hewitt recently kept one.
- John Goodell spent last week in South Dakota and returned home the
first of the week.
- Jacob Held went to Varna last Thursday to attend the funeral of Mrs.
Ben Baker, formerly Miss Lizzie Koch.
- Theo. Brandt and Wm. DeBolt, of Goodfield, are visiting with the
family of the latter's brother, Thos. DeBolt.
- Mrs. Thos. Jury and Mrs. J. W. Kilborn and Ethel are spending the
day in Peoria. Mr. Kilborn will meet them at Washington and accompany
them to Peoria.
- Mr. and Mrs. Clare McCulloch, of Neosho, MO., are visiting with
relatives. They were called here by the serious illness of Mrs.
McCulloch's father, John Harper. W. C. Harper of Waterloo, Ia., is here
also, at the bedside of his father.
- Miss Clar McWhinney is in Lowpoint this week visiting with friends.
- Mrs. A. Sangbush went to Varna, Saturday, to see her mother, Mrs. J.
W. Reed, who is sick.
- Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Ireland and Miss Ludell spent Tuesday in Varna
with Dr. Frank B. Ireland and wife.
- Mrs. Wm. Jury, Mrs. Brint Robbins and Mrs. Mabel Whorral are
spending this week with relatives in Chicago.
- Earl DeBolt has been on the sick list the past few days.
- Miss Josephine Fraser taught school in her sister's place, Tuesday
- Miss Della Griswold is in El Paso, this week, visiting with her
sister Mrs. Bryon Stitt.
- Richard Ukena appointed conservation of Christ of H. Meints, with a
bond of $35,000
- Wm. Hepperly, dec'd; C. C. Hepperly admir; estate declared settled
- J. W. Burnell, dec'd; Priscilla Burnell admx; appraisement bill,
widow's relinquishment and selection approved
- W. H. Hamilton, deed; R. C. Hamilton, exr; claims allowed
- Elizabeth Barsby, dec'd; Ira J. Barsby, ex; notice final settlement
- Oliver G. Scott, dec'd; J. I. Kerr, admr; inventory and appraisement
bill appraisement bill approved.
Grand Jury Report
- The grand jury made its report to the court Wednesday afternoon.
Four indictments were found, as follows: People of the State vs Dean
Meek; assault with intent. The indictment charges that the defendant on
the 19 day of February, 1902, discharged gun loaded with powder and ball
at William Small, inflicting upon the said Small a bodily injury,
without any considerable provocation, with intent to kill.
- People of the State vs William Waldeu and Casper Schultz, indicted
on charge of conspiracy to obtain property by force and for criminal
trespass. The defendants are charged with conspiring on the 27th day of
August, 1902, to forcibly break and enter the enclosure of one John
Schall in this county and unlawfully and forcibly carry away a calf.
- People of the State vs Henry Cruise alias Henry Cruse. Assault with
intent to murder. Defendant is indicted for striking B. L. Potter with a
club during a fight at Secor on the 14th day of November, 1902. He is
charged with intent to inflict bodily injury and kill.
- People of the State vs Wm. Rice. Indicted on a charge of molesting a
telephone line by cutting down wire and removing poles. The case arised
from a difficulty over a telephone line in Cazenovia township.
Real Estate Transfers
- C. I. Farnsworth to John I. Farmsworth, exd; w½ ne¼ e½ ne¼ sec 11,
- I. A. Guibert and wife to S. J. DeGuibert and others, wd; s½ ne¼ sec
10, Partridge 2000.00
- Louisa A. Richland and hus te Palestine lodge, Fo. 795, I. O. O. F.
- wd; lot 1, blk 51, village of Secor
- Wm. Meginnis and wife to Chas. McGinnis, wd; lands in sections wo,
29 and 30, Greene tp, 1500.00
- Wm. Meginnis and wf to Ellen Bryant, wd, land in sec 1 in Roanoke
and sec 6 in Greene tp. 1500.00
- Wm. Meginnis and wf to Nina Ray, wd; sw½ sec 21 Greene 1500.00
- John Schultze and wf to Wm H. Bocock, wd, t lot 7 blk 9 Freeman's 2d
add to Washburn
- Jas. E. Keiser and wf to Henry T. Sauder, gcd; lands and lots in sec
- Charlotte E. Manlove and husband to Emma E. and Flora J. Manlove,
gcd; w½ ne¼ e½ nw¼ sec 11, Cazenovia
- Emily A. Summers et al to J. R. Reeser, wf; se¼ ne½ sec 12, Cruger
The Washburn Leader - December 18, 1902
- Irma Moschel was on the sick list last week.
- Basil Tustin is working with John Mason in the blacksmith shop.
- Mrs. Elizabeth Parkins and son Tom were Peoria callers last
- J. R. Tweddale, or city attorney, held a lawsuit in Benson Saturday.
- James E. Fulton went to Peoria, Monday, to accept a position in the
- Miss Ethel Fisher left on Tuesday, for the western part of Kansas
for an extended visit.
- Sam Jones and family, of near LaRose, were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Thos. Truitt last Friday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harmon have gone to housekeeping in the north
part of Bliss sister's residence. Mr. Harmon expects to work for Frank
Jury in the spring.
- Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Combes and daughter Mildred went to Wichita,
Kansas, Tuesday to visit with the lady's sister, Mrs. Kerrick. Mr.
Combe's intends to combine business with pleasure and look after his
land interests while there.
- A. W. Dennis is moving his household goods to Pontiac this week.
- Mrs. Anton Shafer and son henry came home from their Iowa visit
- Mrs. Joseph Yoder, of Streator came yesterday to attend the
- Miss Della Griswold returned from her visit in El Paso yesterday.
She was accompanied by her sister.
- Miss Orpha Watt returned yesterday from Gridley, where she had been
visiting her sister. A little niece came home with her.
- Est of Mary J. Armstrong; will probated
- Est of Wm. J. Jennings; will probated; letter testamentary issued to
Lucy W. Jennings, February term for adjustment of claims inventory and
appraisement bill and widow's allowance.
- Est of Barbara F. Hendron; report of public sale of personal
- Est of Charlotte S. Render petition for dedimus protestatum.
- Est of Geo. A. Farnsworth, Jr., Jan. 5 set for hearing for proving
Real Estate Transfers
- Lloyd F. Hamilton and twenty other heirs of James H. Wathen have
quit claimed to Mary E. Yerion, another heir, 156 a in sec 29 and 30, El
- John J. Carlock to Winton Carlock wd w½ se¼ ne¼ se¼; 9a off s side
se½ ne¼ se¼ sec 19 Kansas tp.
- Wilbur S. Foster to Joshua J. DeMotte, wf pt lot 8 Darst's 3d add to
- Victor Adami to John W. Underwood pt sub-lot blk 9 Freeman to
- C. P. Waterman to Sadie E. Waterman lot 6 blk 16 Minonk 200.00
The Weekly Intern Ocean Dec. 28, 1886
Samuel Patrick, Democratic Representative elect from the Twentieth
Illinois Legislative District, died Thursday at his residence in Washburn,
Henry News Republican, Wed., Feb. 7,
Mrs. Georgia Walker, Washburn, Dies Sunday
Georgia Walker, 66, died at 6:30 am Sun. in St. Francis hospital, Peoria,
where she had been a patient three days. Services were held at 2 pm Tues.
at Pacey Memorial Home with the Rev. F. Gwynne Cook officiating. burial
was in the Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Walker was born at Washburn Feb. 25,
1895, a dau. of Michael and Eleanor Patterson Kuhlman. She married Jesse
Walker Dec. 18, 1912, at Washburn, and he survives. Also surviving are a
son, Kenneth of Washburn; a brother, Ross of Prescott, Arizona; and three
grandsons. Mrs. Walker was a member of the Washburn Christian church.
Henry News Republican, July 10, 1941
C. E. Spangler
of Washburn, Killed by Hit and Run Driver
Raymond Lee Thomas, 32,
Peoria a photographer by profession, arrested in Washburn Tues. for the
Automobile killing of C. E. Spangler, a leading Washburn business man, was
order held to the Woodford County grand jury on a manslaughter charge
yesterday [Wed.] at Eureka, after a hearing before Justice of the Peace J.
H. Morrow..........Witnesses at the hearing were Dr. A. C. Yazarian of
Washburn, who described the injuries to Mr. Spangler; Dr. F. M. Garrett,
Washburn dentist, who saw the accident and told how Mr. Spangler was
dragged under Thomas' car; Edward Held, Washburn, who described Mr.
Spangler's attempt to hang onto the bumper as he was dragged under the
car; and Deputy Sheriff B. E. Tallyn of Woodford County, who arrested
Thomas after a chase into the country........
Henry News Republican, May 24, 1923
Miss Ileth Jury
of Washburn was the guest last Wed. of Miss Alice Mae Zilm.
Henry Republican, Feb. 3, 1876
George Mayse died at his residence three miles west of Washburn last Sat.,
the 29th. His remains were brought to Magnolia Mon., and deposited by the
side of his first wife. He was buried by the order of Free Masons to which
he belonged. The Washburn, Varna and Magnolia lodges were represented. The
deceased brother lay in a beautiful rosewood coffin........
Henry News Republican, Sept. 19, 1962
Knoblauch of Washburn Dies Saturday
Edward D. Knoblauch, 68, of
Washburn, a retired farmer, died at 1 pm Sat. in St. Margaret's hospital,
Spring Valley. He was the father of Mrs. Amanda [Donald] Condit of Lacon.
A son of David and Mary Weber Knoblauch, he was born in Washburn July 8,
1894. He married Philomena Vogel of Benson Jan. 17, 1923. He was a member
of American Legion Post 661 and of Holy Name Society of St. Elizabeth's
Catholic church in Washburn. He is survived by his wife; two daughters,
Mrs. Mary Ellen Schierer of Metamora and Mrs. Amanda Condit, Lacon, two
sons, William of Toluca and Eugene of Washburn, a brother, Ben, of
Metamora, a sister, Mrs. Anna Kretchmar of Medford, Okla., and 20
grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 am Tues. at the Pacey Memorial
Home in Washburn and at 10:30 am in St. Elizabeth's Catholic church. The
Rev. Meinred Issler officiated and burial was made in the church
Henry Republican, Aug. 23, 1923
Henry Remley was born in Cazenovia township, Woodford County,
April 9, 1849. His death occurred on Aug. 13, 1923, at the age of
seventy-four years, four months and four days. He was the first child of
George and Helen R. Remley. In 1857, they moved to Round Prairie, near the
old Phelps Chapel, and there he grew to manhood. Later he became a
resident Washburn...On Sept. 3, 1878, he was united in marriage to Ella
White of Washburn. They located on the farm in Hopewell township where he
met his tragic death, having lived there forty-five years. The fatal
accident occurred about 6:30 pm Mon., Aug. 13th, while attending to the
chores at the barn. Threshing having been done on Sat. and Mon. on the
farm, the driveway in the barn was clear of all hay and chaff which
otherwise might have broken the fall. He had just given grain to the
horses and was climbing up a sixteen foot ladder to the loft to throw down
hay, when in some manner, lost his footing and fell to the floor below,
breaking his neck and fracturing his skull, causing his death twenty
minutes later, he never having regained consciousness. The noise of the
fall and the excited horses was heard by Van Martin, tenant on the farm,
who called Mrs. Remley and Mrs. Martin. Mrs. Steimle, the daughter was
immediately notified who with Dr. Neilsen, rushed to the farm, but were
too late. Henry Remley or "Henn" as he was familiarly known to his
neighbors, was ever ready to help one and all in time of need. His
friendly sympathectic interest in the welfare of others won the confidence
and lasting friendship of those with whom he came in contact. He was a man
of sterling character, possessing habits of industry and thrift that
enabled him to do so many things and count for the best in the home and
Although he had long since given up active farming, he
continued to work steadily, always busy with the many things he found to
do about the place, or helping others. His great desire was to serve, and
the reward that he valued most highly was to feel that he had been able to
render service worth while.
Besides his wife, he leaves two children,
John W. of Joliet and Mabel L. Steimle of Henry, and one grandson, Paul W.
Steimle. His father and mother, two sisters and one brother preceded him
in death. One brother, George, of Washburn, and three sisters, Mrs. Ellen
DuChesne of Toluca, Mrs. Lucy VanPatton, and Mrs. Emma Sperry of Washburn,
At the coroner's inquest held Tues. afternoon, a verdict of
accidental death was rendered. Services were held at his late residence at
2:00 pm, Thurs. afternoon, Rev. McQuiston, Presby. minister of Washburn,
officiating. A quartet from Washburn furnished the music. Interment was in
Mt. Vernon cemetery at Washburn. The pall bearers were: John Schlosser, M.
S. Miller, Ben Martin, A. M. Stoner, John Martin and Cleveland Martin.
Henry News Republican, Oct. 19, 1944
Mr. and Mrs.
C. J. Potter, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bowers were hosts at the Potter
home, Tues. evening to the G. O. Brummets of Washburn, honoring James
Brummet, who soon enters the armed forces.
Henry News Republican, Jun. 8, 1933
John H. Fitchen
and family of Washburn, were callers at the Lutheran parsonage Monday
evening. The Rev. L. H. Klusman of LaRose, gathered for a committee
Miss Pauline Quiram spent the past week near Washburn, the
guest of her sister, Mrs. William Bade and family.
Henry News Republican, July 16, 1969
Kamp, Washburn, Dies
Funeral services for Mrs. Louis [Katie] Kamp, 85,
Washburn, who died there Wed., July 9, were held at 2 pm Sat. at Pacey
Memorial Home, Washburn, the Rev. George hunt, officiating. Burial was in
Lynn Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Washburn. Born near Washburn in Marshall
County, she was a daughter of Fred and Elizabeth Wagner Koch. She was
married in Washburn in 1905 to Louis C. Kamp. He died in 1934. Surviving
are a dau., Mrs. Clarabelle Peterson, Lacon; a son, Glen Kamp, rural
Washburn, two grandchildren; and four sisters, the Misses Lizzie, Annie,
and Emma Koch of rural Washburn and Mrs. Louis Danhof, Lacon. A brother
and two sisters preceded her in death.
Henry News Republican, July 16, 1969
Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd Stonier and Mrs. Bonnie Jenkens of Washburn visited Fri. evening in
Minonk at the Leonard Stonier home. Their son S. N. Mike Stonier had
arrived by plane in Chicago that afternoon and was met by his parents.
Mike's ship, the Destroyer Bordelon docked that morning at Charleston, SC
after being in many ports in Europe and the British
Henry News Republican, Oct. 29,
Mrs. Clifford Rettu and dau. of Washburn and Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Kincoid of Sparland helped Mrs. Henry Schlosser do some paper hanging
Mrs. Henry Remely has sold her cottage to Conrad Koch of Varna.
Mrs. Remely is having a new home built in Washburn into which she will
soon move. Mr. Koch will have the cottage moved onto his farm which Joe
Schlosser is farming.
Henry News Republican, Oct. 26, 1922
Construction Co., of Washburn have completed a fine, new barn on John
Hasting's farm. M. b. Sparr is one of the workmen.
Henry News Republican, Aug. 12, 1915
Hicks of Washburn spent Sun. with her mother, Mrs. Lenz.
Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Parkins and babe of Washburn, visited with Mr. and Mrs. George
Myers Sun. Murray Myers went home with them for a few days visit.
Zook of Washburn and Fred Klein of Whitefield, were Sun. visitors at the
Henry News Republican, Nov. 15, 1934
Freeman of Washburn is visiting at the home of her son and family, Mr. and
Mrs. George Freeman. Her dau., Mrs. George Baubs brought her over and
spent the day at her brother's.
Henry News Republican, May 18, 1955
dau. of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Crocker, and William Buck, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Buck, Washburn, exchanged wedding vows Sun., May 15, at the Washburn
Henry Republican, Mar. 30, 1911
Mr. and Mrs. P. W.
Held and Mr. and Mrs. George Myers went to Washburn Fri. to attend the
funeral of the late Mrs. Jacob Held.
Mrs. Henry Remley of Hopewell was
in town Mon., returning from an over Sun. visit with her mother, Mrs.
White at Washburn.
Henry Republican, Oct. 7, 1875
Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Boys of Washburn, rejoice over a little daughter, their first born. Sept.
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Jun.
Hazel Bear of Rutland has been visiting at the home
of Henry Hincks.
The funeral of Mrs. Dowty of Normal was held from her
old home here on Mon. Rev. G. M. Boswell of Odell officiating.
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Apr. 4,
Miss Bessie Spangler, of Peoria, was home Sun.
Jessie Wineteer, of Fairbury, is visiting home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Combes have been visiting at Saunemin.
Arthur S. Gill is home from
Keokuk, Ia., where he is teaching, for a weekend vacation.
Gill, who has been visiting friends at Long Point, returned home
R. M. Barnes, of Lacon, and Charles Burgess, of Wenona, were
business callers here Thurs.
H. Lesch and B. Robbins were Chicago
visitors this week. The former purchased a new six-cylinder Kisselkar.
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Dec 19,
Three couples are united in marriage Wed. night and
Washburn, Dec. 18-Miss Elsie Lentz and Mr.
George Moschell were united in marriage at the home of the bride's mother,
Mrs. Elizabeth Letz in this place, Wed. evening at 7 o'clock. Rev. Mr.
Smith, of the Christian church, performed the ceremony. The groom is a
prominent business man of Washburn, where he is engaged in the grain
business. He is a member of the board of education. The bride was formerly
a teacher in the Washburn schools.
Mr. Heath Foster and
Miss Agnes Black were married today at noon at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Black, southeast of Washburn. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. Mr. Smith. The groom is a business man of LaRose and the
couple will reside at that place.
Mr. Frank Owen and Miss
Ila Hood, well known young people of Low Point, were united at the home of
the bride's parents, Rev. A. J. Jolly, pastor of the Methodist church of
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) March 7,
James Sharp Dies
Prominent Resident of Washburn Passed
Away Monday Morning
Washburn, March 3-This morning occurred the death
of James Sharp at the age of 61 years, following a week's illness with
paralysis and apoplexy. He is an old-time resident of this vicinity, a
member of the Christian church, of the village board and of the board of
education. he leaves a wife and one son.
The Pantagraph [Bloomington, Illinois] Dec 8,
Missing in Action
Sgt Danhof, Corp Gustin Lost in
Eureka-Mr and Mrs Ben Danhof received word from the War
department Wed. that their son, Sgt William Danhof, has been missing in
action over Italy since Nov 11. He was a tail gunner on an A-20 light
bomber. Sgt Danhof was reared in Washburn and was graduated from Washburn
High school. For more than two years he was employed at the Dickinson and
Allen Lumber company here. He entered the service in March, 1942,
receiving his gunnery training at Mowry field, Denver, Colo. He went
overseas in the spring of 1943. First Lt. Robert Moulten, a step-brother
of Sgt Danhof, is home on a 30 day furlough after completing 35 missions
as pilot in Europe. On 28 of these missions he came back with one engine
of his bomber missing.
The Pantagraph [Bloomington,
Illinois] May 3, 1916
Twenty-two of our returned
soldiers attended the funeral of Lieut Allington Jolly at Cropsey on
The Pantagraph [Bloomington, Illinois]
May 22, 1916
Miss Ina Spangler spent Sat. and Sun. at
Champaign, a guest of the Misses Matilda Ireland and Helen Barnes.
Babcock has installed at his club room a new $500 electric corn
Allington Jolly left Sat. for Port Royal, S.C., to attend the
naval training camp.
Herbert Ecklebarner has bought the J W Mason
blacksmith shop, Mr mason being compelled by ill health to
The Pantagraph [Bloomington, Illinois] May 7,
Mrs Dr Bossart of Buckley spent several days last week
with Mrs Jolly remaining for the funeral of Allington Jolly on Friday.
Lieut. Arthur Jolly of Ft. Bliss, Texdas, will be with his parents during
a furlough of twenty-one days. Harold Jolly returned on Sat. to his work
The Pantagraph [Bloomington, Illinois] Mar 30,
Corporal Harrison Sherman, of Camp Dodge, and Arthur
Gingerich, of Fort Ogelthorpe, Georgia, are home on furloughs.
Grant Ireland, at Camp Grant, is attaining considerable prominence as an
instructor in bayonet work. He is known as "Blue Blazes" Ireland.
The Pantagraph [Bloomington, Illinois] Sep 12,
At a special meeting of the village trustees on
Monday night Charles H Ireland presented to them a deed to the village for
eight acres of land adjoining the village on the south and lying west of
the C & A tracks, to be used as a park known as Gran Park, in honor of
his son, Capt Grant Ireland, who died recently. The land is splendidly
located, entrance to same being but two blocks from the village square,
and Mr Ireland deserves much credit for this splendid gift. The
commissioners appointed are B L Owen, Russell Tweddale and Adolph
The Pantagraph [Bloomington, Illinois] Sep 17,
Establishes Park in Memory of Soldier Son
la a new acquisition to the city of Washburn In Woodford
county. Charles H. Ireland, banker. and brother of Congressman
Clifford Ireland of this city, deeded the park to the city In memory of
his son. Capt. Grant Ireland, who recently died The Washburn Leader says
of the memorial:
"In honor of Capt. Grant R. Ireland and as a memorial
to him the tract of land donated to the village by Charles H. Ireland for
park purposes has been named Grant park and a quit claim deed delivered to
the village board at an adjourned meeting on Monday evening of last week
and the park which may have thought would never materialize Is a
"By public subscriptions the village board raised the money to
pay the balance on the site occupied by the Butler house which closed the
agreement set upon before the park became village property.
Ireland provided in his munificent gift that It should be improved and
used for recreation purposes his gift requiring specific conditions which
it is said will easily be fully met.
"Few can realize what this means
to the community as but one in ten have imagination, but with push and
interest back of the movement we stand ready to see developed here a park
such as no other rural community has and a feature which will attract many
to our village. Only a few plans have been settled upon and perhaps only a
small amount of work will be done there this fall, but In the prospectus
is a swimming pool for the boys-old boys and girls, too; which in winter
will provide a skating place; a coasting hill is to be laid out and a fine
one it can be; a drive is planned leading into the park from the west,
another from the south and a rustle bridge over
the creek; Shrubery and forest trees are to be used in beautifying the
place and at no distant date it is hoped a suitble house will be placed
upon the grounds."
The Pantagraph [Bloomington, Illinois] Aug 8,
Capt Ireland Dies
Washburn Officer Expires after a
very brief illness
Washburn, Aug - Capt Grant R Ireland died at 7:50
last night, at his home in this city, after a very brief illness. Deceased
was a son of Mr and Mrs Charles H Ireland. He was about 30 years
Grant Ireland enlisted in the first officers' training school at
Fort Sheridan in April, 1917. He completed the course and received the
commission of second lieutenant, and was assigned to the 343rd division at
Camp Grant. He became very adapt with the bayonet and was promoted to the
rank of division bayonet instructor with the rank of first lieutenant. His
spirt earned him the sobriquet of "Blue Blazes" Ireland.
He went over
with the 86th division in command of Company A, military police. He was
assigned to more bayonet instructing in France and in recognition for the
splendid work was promoted to the rank of captain, in command of Company
L, 341st infantry of the 81st division. He returned to the United States
in May, 1919, after seeing ten month's service in France
Ireland was well known in amateur athletic circles. He earned an enviable
reputation as pitcher of the baseball team at the University of Illinois,
and later with the Washburn baseball club.
He was associated with his
father, Charles H Ireland, in the Washburn bank. He had resumed his duties
there immediately after his return from France.
Captain Ireland is
survived by his wife, Josephine, and his nineteen months old daughter,
Josephine, who was born while the father was in France; his father and
mother, two brothers, Clare T., and Frank N., Jr., two sisters, Matilda
and Hallie; his grandfather, Frank N Ireland, all living in Washburn, and
an uncle, Congressman Clifford Ireland, of Peoria..
The Pantagraph [Bloomington, Illinois] Aug 23,
The body of Lyle Hoover, who died in France, arrived
here Friday morning and the funeral was held at the home of Martin Hoover
Sunday afternoon. The burial was n Mt. Vernon cemetery, where the local
American Legion Post had charge.
Pantagraph [Bloomington, Illinois] Apr 30, 1919
community was shocked to learn of the death in an areoplane accident Sun.
of Lieut. Allington Jolly, Lieut Jolly was considered a Washburn boy, as
his home was here during the four years Dr and Mrs A J Jolly served the
local M.E. church as pastor and wife, and his death adds another gold star
to the service flag of that church, other stars marking the death of Lyle
Hoover, who died of pneumonia in France, and Homer Herron, who died in
action in France. Lieut Jolly, with his brother, Arthur and Arthur L
Spangler, represented Washburn's first offering to its country in recent
years. when these three young men, all members of the Methodist church,
and all teachers, enlisted in the regular army at the time when the
Mexican trouble was at its worst, and were sent to El Paso, Tex., where
Sergeant Arthur Jolly is still in the Q.M. department and Sergeant Arthur
Spangler is in the medical department at Douglas, Ariz.
Pantagraph [Bloomington, Illinois] Apr 30, 1919
Carl Jones is
home from overseas service with the Canadian troops. At the time he
entered the war he tried to enlist in the U.S. army, but for phuysical
reasons was refused. He immediately went to Canada, where he was accepted,
and was soon across and in action. He returns for a short furlough, after
which he is to report at the Torento hospital for treatment, as he is
carring in his breast a Hun bullet which struck in the arm and which
folowed up the ar, lodging in the breast. Mr Jones says, however, that he
had been working his machine gun fro some time beofre being wounded and he
had his revenge in advance.
The Pantagraph [Bloomington,
Illinois] Dec 27, 1915
Mr and Mrs Henry Bamman started to
church Christmas eve and when but a few blocks from home, Mrs Bamman
complained of being ill and was taken into the residence of John Kamp and
within five minutes after sitting in a chair, was dead. Mrs Bamman was
about 50 years of age, of a highly respected family and leaves a husband,
three sons, Jacob, Henry and John, and a daughter, Mrs Henry Rinken, all
Metamora Sentinel, January 1877
McWhinney & Taylor
have sold their meat market to Oscar Shugart who will hereafter carry on
the business with the assistance of Henry Gill