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Bureau County Ill., Reunion
Thursday, August 29, 36 former residents of Bureau County, Ill., assembled at the home of S. L. Osborn, 2 ½ miles northwest of Brunswick, to celebrate their annual reunion.  It was a warm day, yet we all enjoyed ourselves to the fullest extent.  The forenoon was spent in renewing acquaintances, some of us not having seen one another since the last reunion day and some had not met for several years.  At 12 o'clock the dinner was carried to yard and placed on the long table that Mr. Osborn had previously constructed.  We seated ourselves and it is needless to say that each and everyone did ample justice to the tempting things that were placed before us for indeed, it was a dinner fit for a king.  After dinner we again engaged in pleasant conversation until Mrs. Palmer seated herself at the organ and was surrounded by those that volunteered to sing, and rendered some sacred music.  We then again repaired to the yard where a large tub of muskmelons awaited us.  When we finished we were filled to the brim for there was one melon left.  We were then called to order by President Palmer and a nice program was carried out.  The first on the program was a well written book of conundrums composed by Miss Adda Crisman.  Next was an alphabet set to rhyme by Miss Lula Crisman, each letter standing for someone's name that was present.  Next there was a comical piece spoken by Miss Emma Crisman.  Mrs. John Crisman then challenged Mr. Osborn to make the first speech that he ever delivered in public.  Mr. Osborn immediately arose and spoke his piece.  Mrs. Crisman also spoke hers.  Both are people aged about 45 years.  Recitations by little Miss Lois Osborn and Master Harlin Crisman followed.  Mr. Osborn also favored us with the song, "My Father Calls and I Must Go," in German and also a comical song entitled, "Three Thousand Miles Away." Even Davies sang "The National Hymn of Wales" in the native tongue. We then cast votes to determine where the reunion should be held next year.  The home of Daniel Crisman of Keytesville received the largest number of votes.  About 4 o'clock the photographer came out and took a photo of us and of course, we all tried to look our prettiest and we think we succeeded right well for we didn't break the camera.  We then departed for our homes made happier for having been permitted to spend a day in glad reunion with our old acquaintances.  Those present were: J. K. Ober, wife and two daughters and one son; William Palmer and wife; W. S. McNeall, wife and four daughters and two sons, all of Mendon; J. Q. Crisman and wife, three sons and one daughter; S. L. Osborn and wife, son and daughter, all of Brunswick; Evan Davies, wife and two daughters and Daniel Crisman, wife and four daughters of Keytesville. Mrs. T. J. Martin, Mrs. Osborn's mother from Wyanet, Ill., was also present.  L. M. C.
Source: [Chariton courier. (Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo.) September 06, 1907]
 
H.B. Richardson
went to Clifton Hill yesterday to attend the funeral of Og Lee.
Source: Chariton Courier, Keytesville, Chariton County, MO., Dec. 19, 1919
 
Miss Aileen Strother,
of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, was here the first of the week on a visit to her aunt, Mrs. J. B. Hyde. She left Tuesday to spend a short time with relatives in Randolph Springs - Source: [Salisbury Democrat The Marshall republican., August 25, 1899]
 
Rev. S. A. Steele,
the well known lecturer, appeared before a Brunswick audience recently in a narration of boyhood day exploits at the time when the South was in the turmoil of invasion.
Source: [The Marshall Republican., August 25, 1899]

 


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