Gleanings from "The Kinmundy Express"
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Jan. 8, 1914:
- Prominent Young Business Man; Emmit HARGRAVE called hence after a five days illness of blood poison: Emmit Archie, second son of Thos M. and Charles Anna HARGRAVE, was born Sept. 25, 1880, three and one-half miles northeast of Kinmundy, Ill., on the farm on which his father still resides, and died at his home in this city on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 30, 1913, at 2:30 o’clock at the age of 33 years, 3 months and 5 days, after an illness of five days. He was married on Jan. 29, 1903 to Miss Nettie E. SEXTON of this city and since that time have made their home in and near this city. To this union one child, a son Lyle Warren, was born, who with the wife and mother, are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband, and father. He also leaves his father, three brothers, John, of Decatur, and Harry and Ray of this city, and a large number of other relatives and friends. He was taken ill on Christmas eve with blood poisoning, supposedly caused from an infection on the chin from a wound received about six weeks ago and rapidly grew worse until on Tuesday noon when death released him from his intense suffering. Everything that medical skill and loving, willing hands could do was done to prolong his stay on earth, but all was in vain. The funeral service was held from the residence on New Year’s Day at 2 o’clock p.m. , conducted by Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON, assisted by Revs. C.E. DAVENPORT and J.W. WILLIS. The interment was made in Evergreen cemetery, under the auspices of Rosedale Lodge, No. 354, I.O.O.F., of which the deceased was an active on honored member. Emmit and his family moved from the farm to this city about a year ago, and after residing here for a short time he purchased the Gem Theatre, which he has conducted successfully and profitably. He has always tried to please his patrons and has given them the best obtainable. Up to the time of moving to town, his entire life was spent on the farm and in the ___ occupation he was prosperous and _____ classed among the best farmers in the community. He liked that work and at the time of his death was ______ to sell his business and buy a farm of his own, as he considered that _____ most independent life. He was an honest and industrious young man and was a friend to every one. He was liberal and charitable and it can be said that no needy person ever appealed to him for aid in vain. Emmit was good to his family, a good neighbor, an honored citizen and a man that will be greatly missed by the community. The wife, son, _____, father and brother, have the sympathy of all in their great loss.
- The residence of Jas. WHITE narrowly escaped a serious fire on Monday evening. The alarm was sounded but before the Department arrived the flames had been extinguished, doing slight damage to the interior.
- Grandma EMBSER died at the home of her son, J.N. EMBSER, six miles southeast of Kinmundy, Friday, Jan. 2. The funeral service was held from the home Sunday morning by Rev. DAVENPORT and interment in Evergreen cemetery. Obituary arrived too late for this week.
- J.E. McMACKIN of Salem was in this city Sunday afternoon with his hearse, having conveyed the body of Grandma EMBSER from the home of her son, J.N. EMBSER in Alma twp., to Evergreen cemetery for interment.
- J.W. BROOM of Alma, has traded his stock of merchandise for property to Ashley and Golden Gate.
- Alma Express: Miss Emogene FORD spent Sunday in Farina with friends and relatives.
- Alma Express: John and Chester FORD are attending high school in Kinmundy.
- Alma Express: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry GREEN Sunday, Jan. 4th, a boy.
- Blacksmith: I am in the old ZIMMER place and do all kinds of Wood and Iron work and Horseshoeing. Specialty on Interfering, Forging and Knee striking and stumbling of horses. All work guaranteed. George ROGERS.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Express, Aug. 2, 1884:
+ L.C. ROHRBOUGH went to Sailor Springs Saturday to recuperate. A letter received by his father, Capt. ROHRBOUGH Wednesday morning says he is improving rapidly under the magnetic influence of this famous resort.
+ Rev. J.H. BALLANCE and J.T. ARNOLD and their families, who went to Ottowa county, Kansas in April, returned last week and will remain here permanently. We are glad to welcome them back again.
+ John GREEN of Salem came up last Friday to visit his brother, H.F. GREEN, in this city. Returning Sunday he was accompanied by his mother, Mrs. H.F. GREEN, little Elmer and Georgia, who expect to spend the week there.
+ J.G. WEST and Will NELMS are in the apple business, and from the vigorous manner in which they are pushing things, will surely succeed.
Jan. 22, 1914:
- Kinmundy Girl Weds: Mr. George L. HOWARD, a prominent and prosperous young farmer residing near Xenia, and Miss Goldia HOWE, of this city, were united in marriage last Thursday in Salem, one of the Xenia ministers officiating. After the ceremony the young couple came to Kinmundy and visited till Monday morning with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HOWE. The bride is one of the highly respected young ladies in Kinmundy and is well known by everybody. For many months she has been employed in Xenia, where she met her husband. The many Kinmundy friends of this couple extend congratulations. They will make their future home on his farm near Xenia, where a new and modern home has just been constructed for their use.
- Meacham Farmer Married: Mr. Joseph BOSTIC, one of the prosperous and well known farmers residing in Meacham twp. on the HOULTZHAUSEN place, five miles east of Farina, and Miss Jennie TYNER, of Mason, were united in marriage Sunday. The bride is well known in this city and is a sister of Mrs. Nellie REYNOLDS and Miss Minnie TYNER. The newly wedded couple will make their home on the farm. Their many friends extend congratulations.
- The ENGLEBRECHT-MARLOW Wedding: Mr. Noah MARLOW of Omega twp., and Miss Anna ENGLEBRECHT, the oldest daughter of Herman ENGLEBRECHT, residing three miles southeast of this city, were united in marriage last Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock at the Southern Methodist parsonage in Salem by Rev. M.A. COX. This happy couple will make their home on the farm of Mr. MARLOW near Omega, where he has a new house in readiness for his bride. They are both well known and respected young people of this community and have many warm friends who wish them all the happiness and prosperity possible.
- Harry MORRIS was here the first of the week and moved his household goods to South Bend, Ind., where he has employment at the carpenter trade. His family has been there several weeks.
- Wm. SMITH of Carthage, Mo., a former resident of Kinmundy twp., visited old friends in this city and vicinity the first of the week in company with his son, Rev. Monroe SMITH of Patoka. Mr. SMITH is 78 years old and is employed as one of the R.F.D. carriers out of Carthage.
- Samuel NEEDHAM, residing with his son, Wm. NEEDHAM, near Salem, dropped dead Monday and at the Coroner’s inquest it was decided that he died of senile debility. He was almost 80 years of age.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Express, Aug. 16, 1884:
+ The reservoir will be built.
+ Rev. N. BASCOM was called to Patoka Sunday to attend the funeral of Miss Sadie NICHOLS, aged 23 years. While there he also attended the funeral of Mr. YOHE, age 60 years.
+ W.J. CHANCE of family, Nathan MORGAN and family, Mose WAINSCOTT and Ed CHANCE departed yesterday for Kansas. The enterprise hopes for them a safe journey and a prosperous future. (Patoka Enterprise.)
+ M. PRUETT accidentally had a part of his left hand taken off by the circular saw at INGRAMS Mill last Tuesday. It is a very unfortunate affair for "Kin", as he is familiarly known, and we deeply sympathize with him on his misfortune.
+ Invitations are out announcing the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. CHAPMAN at their home on tomorrow evening. A good time may be expected and all those invited should go early and stay late.
+ L.C. ROHRBOUGH returned yesterday morning from a brief visit to Sailor Springs, felling much better than when he went there. He speaks in favorable terms of these springs which are fast gaining in popularity and expects to return some time soon.
+ BLAKESLEE and ROHRBOUGH are among those chosen as petit jurors. Judge TYNER excused them from duty upon their own request, greatly to the pleasure of Barney and Cap. They attribute their escape to the fact that they, like the Judge, are both bald-headed.
+ W.C. SQUIER, of this city, is now putting upon the market an eye balm and magic salve which he has been manufacturing in a small way for a number of years, and it has proven a perfect success whenever used.
Jan. 29, 1914:
- J.A. CURRY has sold his barber business to Mr. BEAL of Granite City, who has assumed charge of the same.
- C.A. DENNISON of St. Louis, is visiting in this city with his mother, Mrs. A.A. DENNISON and family.
- Mrs. Edwin WILLIAMS and babe of Terre Haute, are visiting here with her parents, Ellis WOLFE and family.
- Arrived at the home of Lloyd LOVELL and wife of South Bend, Ind. on Saturday, Jan. 24, a 14 pound expressman by the name of Lawrence. Mother and babe doing well, while Lloyd wears a smile that don’t wash off.
- I.H. WIDDIS received a letter Friday announcing the death of W.B. LLOYD at Sioux Pass, Mont., who died after a very brief illness. The body was taken to St. Charles, Ill. for burial.
- Items Copies from the files of the Kinmundy Express, Aug. 22, 1884:
+ Born Wednesday evening to Mr. and Mrs. J.H. STEWART, a girl.
+ Misses Jennie and Clara MAHAN are visiting their brother, Dr. W.H. MAHAN at Saylor Springs.
+ G.W. ELDER had a severe attack of the "cholerainfantum" Tuesday. L.C. ROHRBOUGH says it doubled him up like a barlow knife.
+ The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Will CRAIG died last Wednesday evening. Also that of Mr. and Mrs. John PLIEU.
+ Died in Kinmundy on Friday, Aug. 15, 1884, May Belle, only child and beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. SIMPSON, aged 1 year 6 months and 13 days. The funeral took place from the M.E. church on Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. N. BASCOM.
+ Byron CHALFANT has recently invented and manufactured some very fine machinery for cutting and packing barrel hoops and is putting it in operations in his shop in this city. The machinery being all his own designing and make, entitles Mr. CHALFANT to great praise for his enterprise.
Feb. 5, 1914:
- McCULLEY-LENHART: According to dame rumor, Thurman McCULLEY, a prominent young farmer, residing west of Kinmundy and Miss Vera, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LENHART, residing south of this city, were married in Mt. Vernon last Wednesday. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Chas. ROBB. The newly wedded couple will make their home on the McCULLEY farm. Their many friends extend congratulations.
- Mrs. Grace TOWNSEND, of Pueblo, Colo., is visiting south of this city with her mother, Mrs. Alice HEATON, who is sick.
- Mrs. Chas. SEIMER of St. Louis, who has been visiting here with relatives, left Friday for Findlay to visit her sister, Mrs. E.S. COMBS and family a few days.
- Amous BOSLEY and wife of Omega, entertained a few friends at dinner last Sunday in honor of their brother, L.S. WOOD and wife, of Sargent, Neb., who are spending a few weeks with them. Those enjoying the day were Sias FRENCH, and sister, Aunt Rachael KNISELEY, Will, Mart, Leroy and Noah KNISELEY and wives, Ed BOSLEY and wife, Frank BOSLEY, Ethel KNISELEY and Lela SCHOOLEY. On Tuesday Elder SIMER and wife were entertained in honor of the visitors. On Wednesday Will KNISELEY and wife entertained Mr. BOSLEY and Mr. WOOD and wives.
- Death Caused by Big Storm: Salem, Ill., Feb. 2: The most deplorable incident of the storm Saturday night as the sudden death of Miss Emma SLACK, aged 35 years, who was suddenly awakened by the crashing of a huge limb on the kitchen roof. She arose hastily and went into the kitchen, remaining so long her sister called to her to return, asking what was the trouble. She told of the accident and then said, "Oh, I am so sick." As she was subject to heart trouble, they aroused the family and gave her serval restoratives, but to no avail as in a few minutes she said, "I can’t stand it much longer", and died before Dr. RAINEY reached the residence. The tree, falling, broke the telephone connection thus delaying matters. The doctor pronounced it an acute case of heart failure brought on by the sudden shock. (Centralia Daily Democrat.)
- Alma Express: Mrs. E.G. FORD spent a part of last week with her mother, on account of illness.
- Clarence SCHOOLEY has Loss by Fire: Word has been received here of the loss by fire of the house on the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence SCHOOLEY, near Searcy, Ark., last Friday night. The fire is supposed to have originated from the fire place and a good portion of their household goods were also destroyed in the fire. The loss is quite a severe financial blow to Mr. SCHOOLEY and his many Kinmundy friends regret to hear of his misfortune.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Express, Aug. 29, 1884:
+ Born Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1884, to Mr. and Mrs. T.S. JONES, Jr., a boy.
+ The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. ALLEN died on Monday and was buried on Tuesday.
+ Geo. ELDER has been remodeling his store building this week to make room for increasing business.
+ Master Lute SCHERMERHORN has gone to Jasper, Mo., to stay in his brother, Alta’s store in that city.
+ Kin PRUETT is able to be out again. The Express was misinformed, it was his right had that was injured by the saw.
+ It is reported that a legacy of $21,000 has been left to Mike SCHWARTZ by his parents in Germany. (Salem Republican.)
+ Dr. FORSHEE informs us of the safe arrival of a 12 lb. boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. HARGRAVE Thursday morning.
+ A. MILLICAN called yesterday and ordered the Express sent to William PHILLIPS, an invalid friend at Omega. Truly a commendable act.
+ Rev. BASCOM was called to Alma on last Tuesday to attend the funeral of Elmer FINCH, only son of James FINCH and wife, who died on Monday, aged 1 year and 8 days.
+ Miss Maggie CRAIG went to Louisville this morning where she will teach school this fall and winter.
Feb. 12, 1914:
- E.G. FORD of Alma was in this city Tuesday on business.
- Geo. O. BAYLIS, residing about 2 miles west of this city, was found dead Tuesday morning about seven o’clock by members of his family. He was in the barn doing the feeding and when found was partly in a manger. Help was summoned and he was taken into the house and the Coroner notified and he arrived here on the noon train and the jury found that death was caused from natural causes. Mr. BAYLIS has been afflicted with heart trouble for several years. He was 60 years of age. The funeral service was held from the family residence Thursday morning at 10 o’clock and interment made in the Eastland cemetery. The many friends of the deceased extend sympathy.
- Geo. BAYLIS, Jr., and Elmer BAYLIS of Mammoth Springs, Ark., arrived here Wed. night in answer to a message announcing the sudden death of their father, G.O. BAYLIS.
- Ed BAYLIS, of Rushville, Ind., and Quince BAYLIS, of Clarksburg, Ind., arrived here yesterday morning in answer to a message announcing the death of their uncle.
- The K. of P. lodge is arranging for a big time on the night of the 19th. It is the 50th anniversary of the order and a nice and appropriate program has been arranged. The Pythian Sisters have been invited to participate in the celebration.
- The dynamo at the Kinmundy electric light plant is undergoing repairs and the city will be in dankness a few nights. An expert from the city will be here and make the necessary repairs.
- Dr. Harry F. CRAIG and wife, formerly of this city, but who have been in the government employ for some time stationed at Covelo, Cal., have been transferred to Shiprock, New Mexico, and order the Express sent to their new address.
- Alma Express: Miss Leona FOX went to Effingham Wednesday to be present at the wedding of her sister, Miss Mame.
- Alma Express: Miss Clara HEFTON of Henrietta Hospital, East St. Louis, is spending a short vacation with her parents, M.V. HEFTON and wife.
- Alma Express: The infant child of Harry FRENCH and wife was brought here Friday for burial and interment was made at Martin Cemetery.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Express, Sept. 6, 1884:
+ Mrs. S.S. BAKER of Kingman of Kan. is visiting here with her mother, Mrs. Sarah SIMPSON.
+ Elmer EAGAN, who now has a situation at barbering in Newton, spent the week with relatives in this city.
+ An ash tree purchased by Allen Bros. from W.T. HULTS in Alma twp., made 61 wagon tongues and 400 sets of lumber besides firewood enough to last a family all winter.
+ Thos. CLOW is quite sick with billious fever at Alma.
+ J.M. ROTAN, agent, yesterday sold for W.H. SIMPSON his livery stable to Thos. M. SMITH for $800. Henry has made money the past year and we are he is a genial young fellow and understands the care of horses to perfection.
+ Mrs. George RAY grows weaker day by day and there seems to be no chance of her recovery. Her son James, who is in the Signal service, stationed at Ft. Lyon, Colo., is expected home on a furlough in a few days.
Feb. 19, 1914:
- Last Sunday at high noon at the home of Mrs. Ella J. HUBERT in this city, occurred the marriage of her daughter, Miss Julia to Mr. Millard WHEELER of Breese. The ceremony was performed by Rev. BELLMAN of Sandoval. They left Sunday evening for Breese, where they will make their future home. Mr. WHEELER is employed as lineman by the Western Union Telegraph Company, and is a young man of good character and has many friends in this city. The bride is the only daughter of Mrs. HUBERT and ___________.
- Tilton WILSON went to Xenia Wednesday morning in answer to a message announcing the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Capt. PIERCE. She was about 75 years of age.
- Mr. Edward ZINDEL of Moweaqua, and Mrs. Pansy WILBER, of Foster twp., were united in marriage on Thursday evening, Feb. 12, at the home of and by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE. They left Monday morning for Moweaqua and will make their home near that city on a farm.
- Chas. MARQUARD of Kell, was in this city Tuesday on business and transferring from the C. & E.I. to the Central, enroute north on business. He reported that his mother-in-law, Mrs. R.C. CLAYBOURN, of Mt. Vernon, was buried Monday having died quite suddenly. Mrs. CLAYBOURN was at one time a resident of Kinmundy and her many friends are sorry to learn of her death.
- Alma Express: Wm. HESTER and sons, William and James, have returned from Indianapolis where they were called on account of the serious illness of Mrs. HESTER’s brother. Mrs. HESTER will return later.
- Alma Express: Mary M. CRUMMET was born Feb. 15, 1835, in Augusta Co., Va. In 1841 she moved to Carroll Co., Ind., where she was married Edward GREGORY in 1855, to this union three children was born, two girls and one boy, the husband and daughters having preceded her to the better world. She became a Christian in early girlhood and united with the Christian church and remained faithful until the end which came peacefully on the morning of Friday, Feb. 13, at the age of 78 years, 11 months, and 28 days. The funeral services were held from the home of her son, J.E. GREGORY, at which place she died, on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. RICHARDSON of Kinmundy ,and interment made in Evergreen cemetery at Kinmundy beside the body of her husband who died several years ago. She is survived by the son, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, who wish to thank the friends and neighbors for the many kindnesses shown during their great bereavement.
- Items Copied From the Files of the Kinmundy Express Sept. 6, 1884:
+ A little boy arrived last Sunday to bless the estate of D.T. MOORE and wife at Bethany.
+ Miss Emma BATES of Patoka is visiting Mrs. F.C. SMITH in this city. Miss BATES will teach the Swift School this fall and winter commencing the first week in October.
+ Died: in this city on Tuesday, Sept. the 9th, 1884, Mrs. Ester Ann, beloved wife of George RAY, aged 6__ years, 9 months, and 27 days.
+ Wm. COCKRELL from near Ft. Worth, Texas, is visiting his brother, F.G. COCKRELL, in Meacham twp., whom he has not seen since he was a little boy over 40 years ago.
+ Capt. REEDER now feels sanguine of success in the race for Circuit Clerk since becoming grandpa to a fine little boy which arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.S. SMITH at Effingham last Monday.
+ Meacham: Hurrah for Butler was the cry at the Maple Grove school house last Saturday night as a Butler Club was organized and Meacham will go solid for Butler without a doubt for a big boy arrived at Clabe COCKRELL’s last week of 12½ pounds and a girl at Tom MERCERS of 11½ pounds.
Feb. 26, 1914:
- BOONE-HAMILTON: The many friends of Carl A. BOONE were very much surprised when it was announced that he had taken unto himself a wife. Carl has for may years advocated single blessedness, but it seems that he did not believe what he was preaching all the time. Last Wednesday evening he was united in marriage to Miss Bertie HAMILTON of Kentucky, Squire A.B. STOKLEY performing the ceremony. The bride is a sister of Mrs. Wm. PERRY and has resided east of this city with Mr. and Mrs. PERRY for several months. The happy couple will make their future home on his farm six miles east of this city. Congratulations.
- ELKINS-HINTON: Mr. Wm. W. ELKINS, of Kell, and Miss Bertha HINTON of Edgewood, were married in this city on Tuesday, Feb. 24th, 1914, by Esquire J.M. ROTAN. The young couple will reside on a farm near Edgewood.
- ROBB-SPICER: On last Friday evening at six o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert MAXWELL in this city, occurred the marriage of Mr. Thurman ROBB and Miss Georgia SPICER, Rev. J.H. BALLANCE officiating. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. MAXWELL and is a very highly esteemed and pleasing young lady. The groom is the oldest son of R.C. ROBB and wife, residing three miles northwest of this city and is a very prosperous and popular young farmer. They will make their home on the FISHER farm, northwest of here. Their many Kinmundy friends extend congratulations. On Sunday an infair dinner was given a the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.C. ROBB, which was greatly enjoyed by all present.
- Celebrated 50th Anniversary: Feb. 19th, 1864, in the city of Washington, D.C., the Order of the Knights of Pythias was founded and in honor of the 50th anniversary of the order celebrations and entertainments were held throughout the United States and Canada. To celebrate the event Clipper Lodge No. 413 of Kinmundy, entertained their members, the Pythian Sisters and their husbands, wives, sweethearts, and many friends at the Castle Hall on last Thursday night and the happy crowd present numbered almost one hundred. (*)
- Mrs. C.B. QUICK came down from Springfield and is visiting her mother, Mrs. C.J. HILLER and family. Her little twin daughters have been visiting here for several days.
- Mrs. Wm. BAGBY died at the home of her son in South Bend, Ind., Monday Feb. 16, after a week of severe suffering. The body arrived here Wednesday morning accompanied by her son and wife and funeral services held from the M.E. Church Thursday. Obituary next week.
- Alma Express: J.W. BROOM has purchased the Arch SPROUSE grocery store and will continue in business.
- Alma Express: David HILL and family of Casey arrived here Saturday evening for a visit with the former’s sister, Mrs. Robert SPROUSE and Mrs. Clarence HOYT.
- George BAYLIS: Mr. George BAYLIS was born in Indiana July 8, 1853, and died at his home near Kinmundy, Ill., Feb. 8, 1914, aged 60 years, 7 months, and 2 days. He came to Illinois in 1867 and was united in marriage to Caroline BASS in 1873. To this union was born 7 children, 4 girls and 3 boys, the girls all having preceded him to the better world. The boys Elmer, Alonzo and George are all living and have families of their own. Mr. BAYLIS was a kind and true husband and father and a good friend and neighbor. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife and three sons and three daughters-in-law, 9 grandchildren, one of them being under his care, three brothers and three sisters, and other relatives and friends. It is sad to say goodbye, but God knows best. The funeral service was held from the home on Thursday, Feb. 12, conducted by Revs. J.H. BALLANCE and W.T. NIX.
- COLE-WILLIAMS: On last Friday afternoon, Feb. 20, 1914, at the home of Rev. J.H. BALLANCE occurred the marriage of Mr. George COLE and Mis Flossie WILLIAMS, Rev. BALLANCE officiating. They were attended by Mack ROBB and Miss Nellie CONANT. The bride is a daughter of Sylvester WILLIAMS, of Sandy Branch, and is a most highly esteemed and respected young lady. The groom is a son of Mrs. Mort SPURLIN and is a prosperous young farmer. They will reside on the Ray JONES farm, six miles north, west of Kinmundy.
- Items Copied From the Files of the Kinmundy Express, Sept. 19, 1884:
+ W.F. SONGER of Ashland, Oregon, is visiting his mother, brothers, and sisters in this city after an absence of 17 years. He came last week and will remain several days and stop a while in Kansas on his return.
+ Died at his home near St. Paul, on Monday, Sept. 15, R.W. BURNET aged 58 years. He was a member of Rosedale Lodge, I.O.O.F. of this city by which order he was buried in the city Cemetery on Wednesday evening. He leaves a wife and several children in comfortable circumstances.
+ W.H. SIMPSON went to Fairfield last Monday to engage in the butcher business with Wm. LUSTER, late proprietor of the Commercial hotel in this city. Henry understands the business and will succeed if there is anything in it.
+ Died in Kinmundy, Sept. 16, 1884, Miss Alice BEAVER, aged 31 years after suffering for years with consumption.
March 5, 1914:
- H.C. FARSON Dead: Mr. Henry C. FARSON, residing near Omega, who has been ill most of the winter, died Tuesday morning. The deceased has been a resident of Marion county many years and was well known by almost everybody and has hundreds and hundreds of friends. His death is a sad blow in the community ________.
- Meacham Township Farmer Dead: Samuel H. GRAHAM, son of John and Sarah Elizabeth GRAHAM, was born in Marion Co., Ind. March 15, 1855, and died at his home four miles northeast of Kinmundy in Meacham twp. on Feb. 27, 1914, aged 58 years, 11 months, and 12 days. He was afflicted more or less for the past four years yet he patiently bore his afflictions until called home. He was united in marriage to Miss Eunice K. WILKINSON May 11, 1890 and to this union were born five children, four boys and one girl, the girl preceding him to his eternal home. He never united himself with any church but he always tried to walk in the footsteps of Him who died on Calvary. He leaves to mourn their loss, a wife and four sons, Walter T., Earl E., Harold B., and Roy S., also three brothers, five sisters, and a host of friends. He was a loving father, a devoted husband and a good neighbor. His wife, children, brothers, sisters, and neighbors did all that kind hands and loving hearts could do to make his stay comfortable, but at last he went home to the Savior who made his heavenly home glorious. Mr. GRAHAM had a wide acquaintance over Marion county, having represented his township on the county board a number of times and had held other important offices of trust. Four years ago he made the race for the nomination of county treasurer on the democratic ticket and was defeated at the primary by a small vote. He was a man who was honest in his dealings and made friends all the time. For a good many years he taught school during the winter months and looked after his farm interests in the summer. By heard work and close attention to business he accumulated sufficient funds to pay for one of the best farms in Meacham township and in late years has lived to enjoy the fruits of his labor. It was his desire to give his boys all a good education and it was a great satisfaction to him to know that he left enough to carry out his plans. The funeral service was conducted at the home Sunday morning at ten o’clock by Elder W.J. SIMER and interment made in the Oskaloosa cemetery.
- Mrs. Alice HEATON: Mrs. Alice M. HEATON died at her home two miles south of Kinmundy at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27th, aged 74 years, after a long and lingering illness. The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock from the home, conducted by Elder W.J. SIMER, after which interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. HEATON was one of the old and respected citizens of Kinmundy and had resided on the farm where she died more than fifty years. Some few months ago, Mr. HEATON passed away and in settling the estate the farm was sold and Mrs. HEATON was to vacate March 1st, and it was on this date the funeral service was held. She leaves on son, C.R. HEATON, and two daughters, Miss Lois HEATON, who is still at home and Mrs. Grace TOWNSEND, of Colorado. All the children were at home during the last illness of their mother.
- Soldier Got Final Call: J. Henry SHAFFER died at his home five miles southeast of Kinmundy last Friday morning, aged 73 years. He was sick only a few days, but was afflicted with pneumonia and his age was against him to fight this disease. The funeral service was held Saturday at Pleasant Grove church and interment made in the Wantland Cemetery. Mr. SHAFFER was a member of the 40th Illinois Regiment in the war of the rebellion and was an honored soldier. He was always very active in G.A.R. affairs and will be greatly missed. He leaves four sons and one daughter, but all are married and have families of their own.
- Miss Ida SCHNEIDER: Miss Ida, the 23 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman SCHNEIDER, residing two and a half miles north of this city, died last Friday after an illness of several months of consumption. The funeral service was held Saturday in the Farina German church and interment made in the Farina German cemetery. During the past five years, Mr. and Mrs. SCHNEIDER have lost three daughters and two sons from this disease. These aged parents have the entire sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement.
- Katherine FERIBAH FOX: Early Monday morning, Feb. 16th, 1914, the summons of God’s mysterious call to His larger life came to Mrs. William BAGBY, living, known and loved in Kinmundy, which all came to her at the home of her son, Harry, in South Bend, Ind., after a week of intense suffering. The deceased was born in Oak Hill, Alabama, March 1860, and was the youngest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.D. FOX. When a child she moved with her parents to Illinois, locating on a farm near Kinmundy. She was a classmate of many of Kinmundy’s prominent citizens and is remembered for her energy, generosity, and a consecrated devotion to high ideals. In September 1881 she was married in Ashley, Ill., to Wm. BAGBY, and became residents of Springfield, Patoka and Richmond, Va. To this union five children were born, all of whom are living. Brothers and sisters surviving are Edward and Hal FOX, Mrs. Ella COLE, Mrs. Carrie AYDELOTT, Mrs. M.L. WHITE, Mrs. Sudie PIERCE. Mrs. BAGBY was beloved as a child, as a young woman she was beloved, but most of all as wife and mother. Hers was a life of splendid courage; her ready and cheerful sympathy and noble sacrifice, will cause her memory to be long and deeply cherished. And on the morning of her death, her family and friends rose up to call her blessed. Her son said of her "Mother was deeply religious" and by precept and example she endeavored to lead her family to love the God, she so long worshiped. The body was accompanied to Kinmundy by her son and his wife of South Bend, Ind., to whose home she died. Because of distance and illness in the several homes, none of the other members of the family had the privilege of attending the last sad obsequies. The funeral was held Thursday, Feb. 19th, in the M.E. Church, conducted by Rev. RICHARDSON. Here her girlhood friends assembled to pay their last and tribute of respect. A beautiful song was rendered by W.W. NEIL and W.F. PRUETT. Also Mrs. J.D. CAMERER in her usual pleasing manner sang "Sometime We Shall Understand" and then the body was borne to beautiful Evergreen cemetery there to lie beside the father and mother until the morning of the resurrection.
- Benjamin Franklin HEISTAND: Jan. 22, 1914, the silver cord of life was loosed, the golden bowl was broken and the immortal spirit of B.J. HEISTAND returned to the bosom of its maker. He was born Sept. 18, 1844 near Salem, Ill. At the age of 18 he united with the Methodist church, remaining a faithful member until death. May 14, 1882, he was married to Georgia MAYES. To this union 8 children were born, five of whom with his gentle wife, 8 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters still survive him. The surviving children are Mrs. Martha BOOKER of Cedar Vale, Kan.; Mrs. Lucy NEW of Dexter, Mrs. Dolly CARTER, Cedar Vale; Mrs. Minnie JONES, Independence; and Miss Hazel HEISTAND, still at home. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. NIELL of Dexter, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Patten Cemetery. The above was clipped from a Hoosier, Kansas paper. Mr. HIESTAND will be remembered by scores of our readers a member of one of the industrious farmer families of our county. He was the son of Solomon and Martha HEISTAND living south of Kinmundy. His brothers, S.H., Abraham, Geo. W., and Chas. HEISTAND are among our prosperous citizens. The sisters are Mrs. Amanda GIFFIN and Mrs. Alice IMMEL of this county, and Mrs. Margaret ARMSTRONG of Tuckerman, Ark. Chas. and G.W. HEISTAND made a pleasant visit in Hoosier with their brother only a few weeks before his death.
- George SHAFFER returned to his home in Winchester, Ind., Monday afer attending the funeral of his brother, W.H. SHAFFER, and visiting his brothers a few days.
- Will SHAFFER went to Salem on Monday and was appointed Administrator to settle the estate of his father, J.H. SHAFFER, deceased.
- John GRAHAM of Flora was in this city Friday evening, having been called by the illness of his brother, S.H. GRAHAM, but Sam had passed away before John arrived.
- Miss Esta GARRETT closed her term of school east of Farina and returned home Friday evening.
- Ed FORD of Alma was in town Saturday.
- A message has been received here by Mrs. Ella J. HUBERT from New Orleans announcing the death of her stepdaughter, Mrs. Martha CAMPBELL. The deceased was a former Kinmundy girl and was quite well and favorably known by all.
- Mrs. J.H. DENNY of Texarkanna, Ark., arrived in this city Thursday evening to visit east of town with her parents, F.S. HARRIS and family.
- J.C. PINKERTON has sold the Economy Grocery and Meat Market to W.H. GRAY, who has assumed full charge, and who has an announcement in this issue. Read it.
- Mrs. Delia COX wishes to thank her friends for the many beautiful post cards received by her on Friday, Feb. 27, in honor of her 80th birthday.
- Mrs. Ed FORD came up from Alma Friday morning to visit her mother, Mrs. Rebecca SHEPARD.
- Ira CONANT of Springfield was called her last Wednesday by the death of his mother, Mrs. John B. CONANT.
- Alma Express: Mrs. E.G. FORD is visiting her mother, Mrs. SHEPARD near Kinmundy.
- Alma Express: Paul MAULDING cut off the end of one of his fingers Saturday while playing with a butcher knife.
- Items Copied From the Files of the Kinmundy Express, Sept. 19, 1884:
+ Mrs. A. MILLICAN departed Tuesday morning for an extended visit with her son, H.F. MILLICAN at Greenhorn, near Pueblo, Colo.
+ Hon. B.B. SMITH, a well known lawyer of Salem, was buried yesterday.
+ L.D. CLINGENPEEL and wife and Mrs. Lucinda ALLEN departed yesterday morning for their future home near Delphos, Kan.
+ The will of the late Charles W. WEST, millionaire, of Cincinnati, after making large public bequests, giving to each of his surviving relatives a handsome sum. There nephews, John G., Chas. H., and Geo. W., and niece Mrs. Mary E. FOX, of this city, all receive $20,000 each.
Mar. 12, 1914:
- Mrs. Alice M. HEATON: Mrs. Alice M. HEATON departed this life at her home in Kinmundy, Ill., Feb. 27, 1914 at 5:30 p.m. after a lingering illness. Mrs. HEATON, daughter of Dr. Wesley and Ann HOGUE, was born in Milbrook, Penn., Jan. 13, 1840. She spent her girlhood days in Yorkstown, Ohio, from where she came to this place with her father to reside. She was united in marriage with George HEATON, Nov. 30, 1858; to this union Five children were born. She is survived by one son, C.R. HEATON, and two daughters, Mrs. Grace TOWNSEND and Miss Lois HEATON, and six grandchildren. The husband and two daughters, Mrs. Jessie M. NELMS and Mrs. Georgia MAIZE having preceded her in death.
- John RICHARDSON left Saturday night for Dennison, Tex., where he met the Topeka baseball team and will remain for several weeks in practice before the beginning of the season. John is one of seven pitchers that play with this team.
- Gene GARRETT, who has been telegraphing for the C. & E.I. at Ullin, has returned home for a few days.
- Mrs. Katherine EAGAN left last Thursday morning for Terre Haute where she expects to spend several weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Jas. A. GLOSSER.
- Alma Express: Garrison, the seven year old child of G.W. LIGON and wife, of St. Louis was brought here Thursday for burial, and interment made in Alma cemetery. Mr. LIGON and Hester ANDREWS of Sedalia, Ky., accompanied the body here.
- Alma Express: Mrs. Rose COLE of Champaign, was brought here for burial Friday morning. Dan MENEELEY and family accompanied the body here. Funeral services were held in the M.E. church and the body was taken to Salem for burial.
- Alma Express: I.A. SPROUSE died Sunday morning at one o’clock and the funeral services were held at the M.E. church Monday morning.
- Alma Express: Dan McKINNON and wife of Effingham, were here Sunday and Monday on account of the death of her father, I.A. SPROUSE.
- Alma Express: Mrs. Ida EDMUNDS and son, Allen of Melvin, were called here Sunday on account of the death of her father, I.A. SPROUSE.
- Alma Express: Dr. John WILSON of Danville; S.A. WILSON and Mrs. C.C. SPENCER, of Chicago, visited her a part of last week with their parents, R.C. WILSON and wife, Friday being their 58th wedding anniversary.
- Alma Express: Miss Emogene FORD spent Saturday and Sunday in Farina with relatives.
- Two pure bred yearling Hereford bulls for sale. E.G. FORD, Alma, Ill.
- J.H. SHAFFER: Joseph Henry SHAFFER, the oldest son of Andrew and Katherine SHAFFER, was born in Bartholmew Co., Ind., July 14, 1841, and departed this life Feb. 26, 1914, aged 72 years, 7 months, and 12 days. He was united in marriage to Adyline FOSTER May 1893. His wife died Jan. 31st, 1903. He was a Volunteer in Co. B. 40th Ill. Reg. in which he served for a term of four years from July 25, 1861 to July 24, 1865. After the close of the war he returned to Marion county, Ill., where he resided until his death. He was a kind husband and loving father and all who knew him loved and respected him. He leaves to mourn his departure a brother in Kansas and 4 sons, 1 daughter, 15 grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Express, Sept. 26, 1884:
+ James A. MAHAN of Chicago, spent Sunday and Monday with parents and friends in Kinmundy. Jim is very enthusiastic for Chicago and thinks there is no place like it.
+ C.E. LYNCH, accompanied by his wife and baby, is visiting his brother, John and other relatives and friends, in this vicinity. He has been away for five years and is located in business in Davis City, Iowa. He says that the most perceptible change that has taken place during his absence is in the size of the trees.
+ Mrs. E. McBRYDE of Allenton, Ala. arrived here Thursday evening on a visit to her son, J.B. McBRYDE. J.P. STEEN and wife came with her and will make this place their future home, residing on the McBRYDE farm, east of this city.
+ An old lady by the name of SCOTT, suicided at Salem on Tuesday last by throwing herself in front of the fastest moving express that runs on the O. & M. railroad. She was insane.
+ W.E. HOGBOOM and wife, Genoa are visiting her parents, Major BROWN and wife, near this city. They will remain here a week or two.
+ The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Columbus WILLIAMS died last Sunday and was buried Monday in the Williams burying ground in Fayette county.
+ A very happy event took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. COLEMAN on last Wednesday evening when their daughter, Miss Addie, was united in marriage to C.H. MELROSE of Grayville, Ill.
+ Pleasant Grove Items: Will KNISELY left last Friday for Fall River, Kan.
+ Pleasant Grove Items: Scott KNISELEY has gone to Prairie City, Mo.
March 19, 1914:
- Alma Girl a Suicide: Miss Carrie E. WIKENHAUSER of Alma, daughter of Joseph and Louisa WIKENHAUSER, was born Jan. 30th, 1899, and departed this life March 11, 1914. She was the youngest member of the family and was a loving daughter. She leaves a father and three sisters, three brothers and a host of relatives to mourn her departure. On last Wednesday, this young and respected young lady took her own life by taking carbolic acid, and no real cause for her act has been established. She left a note addressed to her father telling how she wanted to be dressed after death but assigned no definite service was held Friday in the Baptist church west of Alma, conducted by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE and interment made in the Martin cemetery beside her mother, who died when this girl was only an infant. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all.
- Elder School Items: Some of our people attended church at the Grove Sunday afternoon.
- Elder School Items: Noah KNISELEY has closed a very successful term of school at Elder.
- Alma Express: Miss Elsie PURCELL returned home from Hindsboro Sunday to spend a few days with her parents, Frank PURCELL and wife.
- Alma Express: Mrs. E.G. FORD visited north of Kinmundy a part of last week with her mother.
- Miss Edna GARNER of Stonington, arrived here Monday evening to visit her parents, John GARNER and wife.
- Jesse REESE returned home on Tuesday morning from Gilman to visit his parents, Geo. REESE and family.
- Geo. WILSON, wife and two children of Clinton, are visiting in this city with her mother, Mrs. Anna FROST and other relatives.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Express, Oct. 10, 1884:
+ C. HAMMERS has moved his restaurant across the street, one door south of C.A. CHRISTENSEN’s boot and shoe store.
+ F.C. SMITH and Myron DEIWERT have formed a co-partnership and purchased the corner grocery of G.W. ELDER. Success to the new firm.
+ J.W. ROBB and family of Springfield, are visiting Mrs. ROBB’S parents John METZGER and wife and other friends in this vicinity.
+ Pleasant Grove Items: W.H. GALLOWAY of Raccoon was visiting at D.C. WHISNANT’s last Sunday. Frank TREAT came up with him and commenced school at the Shriver school house Monday.
+ North Fork Items: There were over one hundred men at the burg last Saturday.
+ North Fork Items: Dock and Sallie ATKINS, Icy and Charley DOOLEN went over to Alma Saturday night visiting.
+ North Fork Items: Eli W. JONES and Jim ARNOLD sold stock to Leroy GREEN last week.
+ North Fork Items: Mose WAINSCOTT, who left here last August to hunt him a home in the west, has located at Delphos, Kan., and has written for his wife.
March 26, 1914:
- James, the nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley H. MORGAN, met with a very painful accident last Wednesday evening while returning home from school. He and some other boys were playing and in some way when in front of NIRIDER’s Drug Store, he fell and fractured a limb.
- Mrs. Chas. W. GAMMON of Terre Haute, arrived here Tuesday evening to spend a few days and prepare for the sale of her mother’s household goods Saturday at the late residence of Dr. E.G. FORSHEE.
- The eight heirs of Mrs. Mary CONANT, who died a few weeks ago, have set aside the will and settled the estate out of the courts. In the division Mrs. Frank REESE bought the old home place and Ira CONANT of Springfield got the place formerly occupied by Frank REESE.
- Elder School News: Francis SIPES and wife are the proud parents of a girl baby, she having arrived on the 16th. Mrs. SIPES is getting along fine and we think with the best of care Francis will recover.
- Elder School News: Clabe SIPES has purchased a new cream separator and two cream cans and says he is going to quit farming and go into the cream business.
- Two gangs of gypsies went thru Kinmundy Tuesday enroute North. Another sure sign of spring.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Express, Oct. 18, 1884.
+ Mrs. C.J. McCLELLAND of Oakland, Ill., came down to visit friends in this city and be present at the marriage of her sister, Miss Bettie BROWN.
+ Married at the residence of the brides mother on last Thursday by Rev. G.T. CLAWSON, Mr. Wm. TULLEY of Salem, and Miss Bettie BROWN of this city.
+ Married at the residence of J.M. ROTAN on last Wednesday evening by Rev. Milton GASTON, Rev. HALEY of Spring Garden, Ill., to Miss Martha JACKSON of Kinmundy.
April 2, 1914:
- Chas. DEAN Passed Away: Died at his Home in Sumner after a very brief illness: Charles Thomas DEAN was born Aug. 18, 1852, in Marion County, Ill. His parents died when he was quite young, so that he was left to fight the battles of life without the helpful influences of the home life and under these conditions he grew up to manhood in this his native county. He was married to his now bereaved companion, Sarah RUSH, Nov. 14, 1875, and to this union was given three children, two girls and one boy. The two girls preceded him when quite small, leaving only the boy, Dr. Noah DEAN of Sumner, Ill., with his wife and little daughter Jeannette. He also leaves two brothers and two sisters with a host of friends and acquaintances to mourn their loss. He was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church about 34 years ago, in which relation he continued until the day of his departure. Those who knew him remember that he was always active in his Christian duties ready to give a reason for the hope within him. Mr. DEAN began life in moderate circumstances and amidst difficulties worked his way up; and by integrity, frugality and industry won the confidence and esteem of his neighbors and fellow citizens and reaching a degree of success which offered him a comfortable old age. In view of which a few months ago, he rented his farm and after perfecting his arrangements he moved to Sumner that he might be near his son and his little family and enjoy the pleasures of a somewhat retired life. All went well until some fourteen and fifteen days since he contracted a severe cold developing into pneumonia which proved fatal, and so on March 25 at 5:30, just as the sun was sinking in the west and the shadows were lengthening he passed into rear. The body arrived in Kinmundy on Friday morning, accompanied by the family and relatives, and was conveyed to the M.E. church, where funeral services were held at 1:30 o’clock conducted by Rev. PROCTOR, of Sumner, assisted by Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON of this city. A large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives were in attendance and after the services, interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. C.J. HILLER is visiting in Fairfield with her daughter, Mrs. Chas. WAGONER.
- Another milestone has been passed in the life of our esteemed citizen, Jas. F. HOWELL, and on last Wednesday he celebrated his 74th birthday. His children residing in this vicinity, grandchildren, brother A.J. HOWELL and family, F.M. ROBB and wife, Aunt Minerva HOWELL and daughter Miss Fode all gathered at the HOWELL home and assisted him to __________.
- Miles HULTS, residing near Omega, and a brother of L.L. HULTS, residing a half mile south of this city, died Monday morning. The deceased was well and favorably known in this city.
- Alma Express: Anna MAZANEK left last week for Carbondale where she will attend the spring term at the Southern Illinois Normal.
- Omega Express: Henry KELCHNER who has spent the winter at Atlanta, Ga. returned home Thursday accompanied by his brother Peter KELCHNER of California.
- Omega Express: F.G. SCHOOLEY and wife are the proud parents of a nine pound girl. With best of care, Frank is slowly recovering.
- Omega Express: L.L. HULTS and wife of Kinmundy visited here Saturday with his brother, Miles, who was very sick with pneumonia and who died Monday morning about 3 o’clock.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Express Oct. 25, 1884:
+ Ice one quarter of an inch thick this morning.
+ Harvey ALBERTS and wife of Farmer, Ky., are visiting her sister, Mrs. F.V. EARLY in this city.
+ Married at the residence of the bride’s father, Ben DOOLEN, on Tuesday, by Rev. J.H. BALLANCE, Theodore GARRETT and Miss Icy D. DOOLEN, in the presence of a hundred relatives and friends.
+ Information reached here this week of the death of Dr. J.D. BEVIER, a former physician in this city, which occurred at his home in Sibley on the 16th.
+ North Fork News: School commenced at Arnold’s Chapel on the 16th, Massey ARNOLD, teacher.
+ North Fork News: Candy pulling at Mr. BUNDY’s Friday night.
+ North Fork News: Will MORRIS, Sam HOLT, John DOOLEN and James ARNOLD have all gone to the Centralia Fair this week with stock.
+ North Fork News: Kissing party at John Mass ARNOLD’s Monday night.
April 9, 1914:
- Chas. T. WADE wrote a letter from Fort Myers, Fla. (*)
- Mrs. Geo. W. HARLAN: Mrs. HARLAN passed to her eternal reward at her home in Indianapolis, Ind., March 23, 1914 after a brief illness, at the age of nearly 78 years. She was devotedly religious. Early in life she professed faith in Christ and became a member of the Baptist church teaching in it’s Sunday school working for the advancement and always loyal and true to the church of her choice. She was a kind neighbor, a faithful friend and the influence of her life was uplifting. Mrs. HARLAN was reared in the vicinity of Indianapolis; where she spent the greater part of her life. After having been married a number of years, she with her husband and family of three boys removed to Kinmundy, Ill. where Mr. HARLAN was engaged in business for more than 20 years and where they made hostess of friends and are well remembered for their acts of kindness to the distressed and needy. There are many who’s pathway in life have been made bright through their efforts. As wife and mother, she was unexcelled. Her home was the place of cheer and comfort and she endeavored to lead her sons in the straight and narrow way. During the Civil War, she was willing that her husband should shoulder a musket in the defense of his country while she remained at home alone to work and manage as best as she could. She will be sadly missed by her children. The funeral service was conducted by her life long friend, Rev. BUCKHANNAN of Indianapolis, and the body laid to rest beside that of her husband in beautiful Crown Hill cemetery to await the resurrection.
- Tuesday’s Election:
For Town Clerk: D.C. BEAVER, dem. - 368; Ray HARGRAVES, rep. - 97
For Assessor: J.L. BALLANCE, dem. 346; R.S. ROWAN, rep. - 112
Geo. HAWORTH, dem. - 326; H.A. McCLURE, rep. - 32; Flora HOWELL, indep. - 128
For Highway Commission: W.S. CONANT, dem. - 345; Geo. SOLDNER, rep. - 106
For School Trustee: C.W. HANNA, dem. - 319; Chas. SHUFELDT, rep. - 110
- Omega Express: Mrs. W.L. KNISELEY closed a successful term of 7 months school here last Wednesday with an excellent program and a large attendance.
- Elder School News: Tom TRADER and wife are the proud parents of a new baby girl.
- Elder School News: Francis SIPES received a message Sunday announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. Maggie COZAD at Central City, Ill.
- Mrs. Chas. WINGET and nephew of Morrison, Ill., came last Thursday to visit her daughter, Mrs. B.E. WILKINSON and family south of town.
- A surprise was given A.J. HOWELL last Sunday in honor of his 54th birthday. Those present were J.F. and Sel HOWELL and wives, Sam HOWELL, Mark BOYD, Martin BOUSMAN, _______.
- J.W. TUCKER of Alma was here Thursday and procured sale bills for a sale to be held Friday this week. John is arranging to go to Musselshell, Mont., to spend the summer and work at the carpenter trade. His family will remain in Alma.
- Chester HENSLEY left Tuesday night for Rhoda, Va., where he has employment. His brother, John, has been there for several months and thinks it is a fine healthy country. He is leader of the band there.
- Advertisement: Spring Work is not such a task when prepared for it. Call on me and I will help you prepare with the best brands of modern machinery. I have purchased the vacant BLAKESLEE lot and am prepared to display my implement stock to better advantage. Note these prices: J I Case gang plows = $52.50; P & O gang plows = $52.50; 60 Tooth steel harrows = $10.00; 12 inch walking plows = $11.00. All other implements at profitless prices. This is a rare chance to buy at these prices. T.M. SMITH.
- Advertisement: Going to Quit handling farm machinery and are making some prices that should be an inducement if your are needing anything in our line of Moline of P. & O. goods. 12 inch breaking plows - $9 to $11; 60 tooth harrow - $8.50; P. & O. gang plows - $30.00; Walking Cultivators, either make - $8.00; Strawberry plows 14 tooth - $2.75; Single and double shovel plows - $1.75; Hoes, Rakes and Forks from 18 cents to 50 cents; When in need of Cultivator Shovels, Plow Shares, Etc. remember I am making special prices on all these goods, as want to quit handling farm tools and machinery of all kinds. A.C. DUNLAP. L.C. Matthews Old Stand, Kinmundy.
April 16, 1914:
- Elder School Items: Francis, Henry, and Clabe SIPES attended the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Maggie COZAD at the Fredonia church south of Salem Tuesday.
- Eugene FORD of Farina was in this city last Friday in business.
- Mrs. J.F. HOWELL received word of the death of her cousin, S.D. CHITWOOD at Carl Junction, Mo. on Thursday April 9th. He was quite well known by the older people here.
- Advertisement: Kinmundy Cream Station: I have opened a Cream Station for the Centralia Creamery Co., the first door north of G.W. WHITE & Son’s Feed Store. There you can see your cream weighed and tested. If you are not satisfied with your tests where you are selling at present give me a trial. We pay a flat price delivered, no commission or express to pay. If you have cows and you want to know whether or not they pay, bring me a sample of their milk, and I will test it and then you will know. L.V. SHRIVER.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Express Oct. 31, 1884:
+ Died Oct. 25, 1884, William, son of Wm. and Anna BAGOTT, ___ months. Funeral services were held on Monday by R.M. _________.
+ Miss Nellie DISS, a young lady 18 years old, who recently moved with her father from this place to Iola, was brought here for burial on last Wednesday and the funeral services conducted by Rev. W.N. GERARD.
+ F.C. SMITH orders the paper sent to his father, James L. SMITH, Winfield, Kansas until Jan. 1, 1886, and pays for the same in advance. Frank is now too busy to write many letters and takes this method of keeping his parents posted on what occurs at their old home.
+ While A.B. STOKLEY was returning from Salem on Thursday of last week, his horse ran away throwing him out of the buggy, dislocating his right shoulder and otherwise shaking him up severely. Dr. FORSHEE was called to see him. The fracture was skillfully adjusted and the patient was in town today.
+ Ellis JARRETT, accompanied by his wife and adopted son, is visiting his mother, Mrs. A.E. HARVEY in this city after an absence of three years. Ellis is located at Springfield, Mo., in the employ of the St. Louis and San Francisco railroad as fireman.
+ This afternoon about 3:30, Frank, the ten year old son of Mrs. Mary CHALFANT, while swiping on a freight train going south through here slipped and fell under the wheels, several cars passing over him, crushing both legs off at the thigh. Death relieved him of his suffering Saturday morning.
+ Died in St. Louis, Mo., on Saturday, Oct. 24, O.H. HAYWOOD, age 25 years. He was afflicted with typhoid fever. The body was brought here Sunday evening accompanied by his mother, who has been with him the past few weeks, and Roe HOGG.
April 23, 1914:
- Myron ROSS returned home last Wednesday evening from Granite City where he visited his sister, Mrs. Claude CROSSETT.
- Croy DAVIS, wife and two children of Battle Creek, Mich., are visiting in this city with her parents, Lou BARBEE and family. They expect to leave Friday for Ohio to visit his people.
- The six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry NABOR, residing 6 miles northwest of Kinmundy, died Sunday evening and the funeral service was held Tuesday.
- Elder School Items: There will be meeting at Pleasant Grove church Thursday night, the 23rd to decide about repairing the church or building a new one.
- Elder School Items: There will be church at Pleasant Grove Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Everybody invited.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Express Nov. 7, 1884:
+ Married at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew HUMPHREY, three miles south of Kinmundy, on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1884, Homer R. STEVENSON and Miss Clara HUMPHREY, both of Marion County.
+ Owen W. GEORGE returned to his home in Arkansas City, Kan., last Wednesday morning after a 6 weeks visit with parents and friends in Kinmundy.
+ A grand reception was tendered Mr. and Mrs. Homer STEVENSON on Wednesday by the groom’s parents.
+ On account of a difference of one word in our last issue, the Express was threatened with a suit for slander. It is a girl instead of a boy at Samuel J. ALLEN’s.
+ Miss Belle ARNOLD departed Monday for Alabama, Thursday evening, to visit friends in the South.
+ Fred WETTER orders the Express sent to his sister, Mrs. Mattie BRAUNICK at Little Rock, Ark.
+ Dan GUNN came home from St. Louis to visit his parents, see his girl and vote for Blaine and Logan, combining "business", pleasure, and patriotism.
+ Johnathan POWERS, brother of the late Capt. Dias POWERS, of this city died at his home in Sandoval on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1884, aged about 65 years. His niece, Mrs. Stella WILSON, attended the funeral.
+ Mrs. J.C. DeVORE went to Cincinnati Thursday evening join her husband at that place near which they expect to reside. Mrs. E. HUMPHREY accompanied her as far as Seymour, Ind.
+ The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.N. TERRY of St. Louis was brought to this city last Tuesday for burial.
+ North Fork: Elroy ARNOLD is attending the Kinmundy school this winter.
April 30, 1914:
- HAMMERS-BAGOTT: At the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.W. BAGOTT, three miles south of Kinmundy on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Alice to Mr. Lloyd HAMMERS, formerly of this city, but late of Centralia. The ceremony was solemnized by Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON, of the M.E. Church, in the presence of the members of the two families and a few invited guests. After the ceremony a three course dinner was enjoyed. The rooms were beautifully decorated with orange and white. The happy couple departed on the I.C. train No. 23 for Centralia where the groom had a home in readiness for his bride. Their many friends extend congratulations. Those from out of town in attendance were F.A. HAMMERS and wife, of Chicago, H.H. LINDER and wife, of Centralia, Clark BAGOTT and wife, Mrs. Fred FLETCHER and Bert GUBBINS of Charleston.
- U.S. ALLEN of St. Louis, arrived Saturday evening to visit over Sunday with his wife and babes at the home of his father, S.J. ALLEN. They returned home Sunday evening.
- Edward LOWE, who has been in the Philippines the past three years, returned home last Thursday, having completed his labors for Uncle Samuel. "Ted" has all the army life that he wants, but says that he is not sorry that he enlisted. He will hereafter be contented in the United States.
- Word was received here last week of the arrival of Oris Wayne and Iris Deane at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. MARTIN of Oaktown, Ind., on Saturday, April 18, 1914, weight 7 lbs. and 6 ½ lbs. respectively. The mother was a former Kinmundy girl and teacher in our public schools. Miss Nellie ______.
- Mrs. Rebekah SHEPARD and Mrs. Etta DISS spent Tuesday with Mrs. J.F. HOWELL.
- Mrs. Hugo MILLER and son, Oswald, were autoing in Farina Sunday afternoon.
- Frank HENSLEY went to St. Louis Sunday where he met his mother, Mrs. J.S. KNISELEY of Freeburg, who had been spending several weeks in New Mexico with Mrs. Clark HENSLEY.
- P.Q. ZIMMER of Chicago, arrived here Friday evening and on Saturday purchased the blacksmith shop of J.C. PINKERTON, opening for business Monday morning at the ________.
- Little Shull Monroe SEE: Shull Monroe SEE was the third child born to Chesley Paul and Hulda MARLOW SEE. He was born July 24, 1912. He had an unusual, patient loving disposition. Everything was always alright if mamma said so. He went to rest on the evening of April 21, 1914, after his first illness which lasted two weeks and which he bore so patiently. Everything was done for him that loving hearts and willing hands could do, but death claimed him after a struggle which lasted thirty hours. It is over to our sorrow, but we would not call him back but hope to flow and keep up the fight as bravely as he. He leaves to mourn a fond father, mother, sister and brother, three grandparents, and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held at Lovell Grove church conducted by Elder W.J. SIMERS and interment made in Lovell Grove cemetery.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent Feb. 7, 1880:
+ Number present at the M.E. Church South last Sunday, 69, collection $2.06.
+ The stock of the Kinmundy Coal Mining and Manufacturing Co., is being subscribed for each week with a good prospect of securing the commencement of sinking the shaft early in the spring.
+ Mrs. M.E. BAKER who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. SIMPSON, left Wednesday morning for Hutchinson, Kans., accompanied by her brother, W.H. SIMPSON, who will look over that part of Kansas prospecting.
+ Mrs. W.T. HULSE, died at her home 3 ½ miles south of Kinmundy on Sunday evening, Feb. 1, of pneumonia, aged 38 years.
+ John SHIPLER, who was arrested some months ago by Manse WILLIAMS, and tried for pretending to be a U.S. Revenue Officer, has been released from prison on the insane dodge. He made his appearance last week at the residence of WILLIAMS in search of his dogs left about here at the time of his arrest. He recovered the dogs and left for parts unknown.
May 7, 1914:
- Elder School Items: Forrest SEE is driving a new rubber tire buggy.
- J.L. DAVIS went to St. Louis last Thursday and returned home Saturday with his son, H. MORRIS who was there under the care of a specialist, who pronounce his trouble catarrhal and informed him that it was curable. He will take treatment at the hospital in Salem.
- E.G. FORD of Alma was attending to business here Saturday.
- Lon BARBEE and family of O’Fallon, who have been visiting hin here with his mother, Mrs. Kate THOMASON, went to Brubaker Tuesday to visit relatives.
- Harry SEITZ and wife of Chicago, arrived here Saturday morning with the body of their three months old babe and after appropriate services the body was laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery.
- Dr. J.D. CAMERER and wife left Sunday night for Battle Creek, Mich., where Mrs. CAMERER will enter the Sanatarium and receive treatment of several weeks. The Dr. expects to return some in a few days after stopping Chicago a short time on business.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent May 27, 1880:
+ Tilman RASER received the appointment of Justice of the Peace for this township by the Board of Supervisors to fill the vacancy caused by the removal of J.J. RASER.
+ As will be seen by card in another column, Dr. E.G. FORSHEE and Dr. J.D. CAMERER have formed a co-partnership in the practice of medicine. This arrangement combines both ability and experience and will be of great advantage to all who may call upon them for medical advice and service.
+ Foster News: George MORGAN, James ARNOLD, Isham DOOLEN, Ben GARRETT, John, Dick and George ATKINS all went to the river fishing last week.
+ Foster News: Mose GARRETT has moved into his new house.
+ Foster News: Sis LOWE had eight teeth extracted the other day.
+ Foster News: They have taken one mile of Fosterburg school district and one half mile off North Fork and are going to put a school house near Arnold’s Chapel. Samuel JONES, Eli W. JONES, and Jas. ARNOLD are the new Directors.
May 14, 1914:
- Teachers Employed for Next Year: The Board of Education held a meeting Friday night and employed the teachers for the coming year at the following salaries: E.V. LATHAM - $150.00; Bruce CORZINE - $85.00; Laura FISHER - $70.00; Pauline BAGOTT - $50.00; Martha WALKER - $45.00; Ruth DOOLEN - $42.50; Elsie ROHRBOUGH - $42.50; Fannie EAGAN - $42.50; Mary SHRIVER - $47.50; Lon HAMMERS was re-employed as Janitor at $40 per month for eight months and $20 per month for four months.
- Aged Lady Passed Away: Mrs. Julia Ann EDWARDS, aged 78 years, 9 months and 27 days died at the home of her son, John EDWARDS, five miles southeast of Kinmundy at noon last Saturday, after an illness of several weeks. Monday the body was taken to her old home in Nibo, Ill., where the funeral service was held and interment was made. Several of her children were with her at the time of her death.
- Mrs. Mary JACK returned home Wednesday morning after spending the winter in Delphos, Kan., with her daughter, Mrs. Jessie POTTER and family.
- S.K. SPITLER for Co. Clerk: To the Democrats of Marion county: In announcing as a candidate for the office of County Clerk, I do not lay any claims to notoriety but desire to say that I am simply Shan SPITLER, born and raised on a farm in Alma township, hence my principal vocation has been that of farming. I have served my township at different times in an official way and my highest ambition has been to render such service in a creditable and satisfactory manner. I was taught from childhood by my parents, that "A good name was more to be desired than great riches." (*)
- Called to Her Reward: Susan NOEL was born in Pike county, Ohio, Aug. 1, 1834, and departed this life May 7, 1914, aged 79 years, 9 months and 6 days. Dec. 10, 1854, she was united in marriage to John P. SHRIVER who entered his eternal rest Dec. 26, 1910. To them was born six children, two sons have preceded them to the heavenly home, and the ones left sorrowing are Peter A., of Sandoval; George W., of Uniontown, Kansas; Mary E. and William H. of this city, and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Their early married life was spent in Ohio, and since 1873, their home has been in this vicinity. In her early girlhood she was "born of the spirit" and united with the church living a loving Christian life all these years - the light of her home and a friend to all she met. She was the last of her father’s family of 13 children, ten of whom have lived to have families of their own. She died as she lived - in peace with God. Her son George was not able to be with her at the last but his son, L.V. has been with her the past few months and his wife came to be with the bereaved ones. The funeral service was held at the First Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON and assisted by Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON and assisted by Rev. J.W. WILLIS. A large crowd was in attendance to pay the last tribute of respect to this highly esteemed lady. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery. Those in attendance from out of town were P.A. SHRIVER of Sandoval; Mrs. George SHRIVER of Uniontown, Kansas; Henry HARPSTER and wife, and Mrs. Jed HARPSTER of St. Peter; Miss Eva PARRILL of Lincoln, and Clarence CONANT of Bloomington.
- Elder School Items: W.H. SHAFFER and A.A. SOUTHWARD have each purchased a new corn planter.
- Elder School Items: Third Annual Quarterly meeting was held at Pleasant Grove last week.
- Clarence CONANT came home from Bloomington Saturday where he is attending law school and will remain until after commencement.
- Tilton WILSON was called to Alma Saturday evening by the death of his nephew, Ed WILSON.
- Wm. HARVEY, a farmer residing four miles north of this city, died Saturday morning of paralysis. The funeral service was held Monday and interment made at LaClede. Mr. HARVEY was well and favorably known by almost everyone in this ________.
- Henry NABOR, Sr., one of the old and respected citizens residing near St. Paul, died last Friday and was buried Sunday. He made his home in that neighborhood for many years and was one of the substantial German farmers in that community.
- Mrs. Croy HOWARD of Xenia, spent Sunday with her parents, Wm. HOWE and wife. On Monday she went to Salem where she was joined by her husband and they attended the wedding of his brother, James HOWARD to Miss Ruth YOUNG both of Xenia.
May 21, 1914:
- Word has been received here of the death of B.C. PREWITTT at his home in Nevada, Mo., last Wednesday at the age of 69 years. He is the brother-in-law of Mrs. J.F. HOWELL of this city, and was a former citizen of Kinmundy and will be remembered by the older people.
- Ralph FORGERSON and wife, of Rantoul, were called here Friday by the serious illness of her father, Uncle Tom POTTER.
- Miss Mary JONES died at the home of her sister, Mrs. P.G. MAGUIRE, Thursday morning after a lingering illness of cancer of the stomach. The body was taken to Cowden for burial accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. MAGUIRE and son.
- Mrs. Elizabeth KILLIE left Tuesday morning for Coweta, Okla., to visit her daughter, Miss Evelyn. She will also visit her brother Clate OSBORN, whom she has not seen for over 25 years, before returning home.
- "Uncle Tom" POTTER, residing about 6 miles southeast of this city, died early Sunday morning of paralysis. The funeral service was held Monday afternoon and interment made in the Cockrell cemetery. The deceased was one of the oldest settlers in that neighborhood and was respected by all.
- Hon. John F. DONOVAN went to Farina last Thursday to attend the funeral of Edward W. TITZELL, one of the old and respected citizens of that place and an ex-member of the U.S. Navy. Mr. TITZELL has resided in Farina almost continuously since the Civil War and was one of the leading business men at one time. He was almost 82 years of age.
- Word has been received here of the death of W.B. ROSE, a railroad contractor, at Maryville, Kans., yesterday. ROSE lived at 6131 Kingsbury Boulevard, St. Louis. Burial will be in Maryville. (Globe Democrat). Deceased was a brother of Mrs. Mary E. JACK and resided her about 40 years ago since which ___________.
- Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS and Mrs. Maria MOORE left Friday for their home in Carthage, Ill., after a visit here with their sister, Mrs. A.M. ROHRBOUGH.
- Henry JARHOUSE, residing north of this city, is driving a new auto.
- Harrison EAGAN and wife of North Fork are the proud parents of a new boy at their home.
- Elder School Items: W.H. SHAFFER and wife attended Ed WILSON’s funeral at Alma last Tuesday.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent April 16, 1880:
+ We learn that E. DENBY, a former resident here, died at Centralia last Tuesday.
+ Candy pulling at James WHITE’s on Tuesday night was the favorite way of disposing of the time and molasses. It was the weekly social by the ladies of the M.E. Church south.
+ The Alma Band is making good progress under the teaching of E.A. SNELLING.
May 28, 1914:
- Ten Graduate with Honors: Last Week was a busy one of the Graduating Class of the Kinmundy High School: The members were Lewis CONANT, Dorothy DOOLEN, Mildred ALLEN, Mildred GREEN, Mary CONANT, Ronald LACEY, Ralston HANNA, Eunice SEE, Genevieve MORGAN, and Oswald MILLER. (*)
- Elder School Items: Mesdames Frank SHAFFER and Wiley ROSE spent Thursday with Mrs. John ARNOLD, who has the fever.
- Lived 82 Years: Thomas POTTER, son of Thomas and Mary E. POTTER, was born near Princeton, Ind., Feb. 25, 1832, and departed this life May 17, 1914, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chas. KELLER, in Meacham twp., Marion Co., Ill., age 82 years, 2 months, 21 days. He moved with his parents in early manhood to Illinois and spent the rest of his life near where he passed away. He was married to Louisa J. SMITH PIERCESON, April 7, 1856, who died on Feb. 14, 1880. Five children were born to this union, four daughters, Mrs. J.B. SCULLEY of near Kinmundy; Mrs. Ralph FORGERSON of Rantoul; Mrs. Chas. ROSE of Champaign; Mrs. Chas. KELLER of Meacham twp.; and one son, N.B. POTTER of near Xenia. For several years he served as Justice of the peace in his township and was well known all over the county. His funeral was conducted by Rev. SIMER at the home of his daughter on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. A large crowd of friends and neighbors gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to an old and honored citizen. Burial followed in the Cockrell cemetery by the side of his beloved wife, so long since gone to her reward. He is also survived by two brothers, 14 grandchildren, and a great grandchildren.
- Mrs. Eliza McBRYDE: The news of the death of this estimable lady reached Kinmundy Monday afternoon, May 18, 1914. The announcement saddened many hearts int his community, for Mr. and Mrs. McBRYDE made Kinmundy their home for many years. They were highly respected citizens, their personality being felt in a business social and religious way while among us. Mrs. McBRYDE who was in her 75th year, was born in Monroe co., Alabama, Feb. 19, 1840, and in her girlhood was distinguished for her beauty and charm of manner. The beauty of youth changes as the years go by, with Mrs. McBRYDE this change won others to her as she developed into a sweet faced patient woman, of whom it could be well said "she grew old gracefully." She was married to J.B. McBRYDE Nov. 13, 1856, when only 16 years of age, removing later with him to Kinmundy where he was a prosperous merchant, and ‘twas in our midst that most of their family was born and reared. They devotion of this couple to each other was very noticeable and was often spoken of among their friends, especially as they grew old, that southern chivalry and attention seemed to deepen and in old age they were still the lovers of their youth. Mr. and Mrs. McBRYDE with most of their family left Kinmundy some 20 years ago, living in Casey, Ill., for a short time and later going to Nashville, Tenn., where they made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. G. HIRSIG. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1906 at Nashville. Mr. McBRYDE went to his Heavenly home about five years ago. This was a severe blow to the devoted wife, but with Christian fortitude, she accepted the situation and we could plainly see she was leaning hard on God and growing daily into the invisible kingdom, into which he has now entered, washed and redeemed through t he blood of Christ. Mrs. McBRYDE is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W.H. HERSIG and Mrs. Curtis B. HALEY, both of Nashville, and four sons, Earnest P., of Nashville; R.P. of Kinmundy, Ill.; W.E. of Chicago, and R.J. of Joliet, Montana. Mrs. McBRYDE had been ill health for four years but was able go to her meals on the day prior to her death. Her condition became critical on Sunday night, however, and the end came almost without warning. The sons, sons-in-law, grandsons, and a nephew acted as pallbearers. To this dear friend of the long ago, we would say, All Hail! And farewell, we shall miss your visits and the heart to heart talks, but we are looking toward to another meeting. God grant that each child kindred and friend may be there.
- Monday morning Dr. MILLER reported the arrival of twins - a boy and a girl - at the home of Fred KLEISS and wife three miles south of this city. Some of the neighbors think Fred will discontinue farming for the remainder of the year, but we hardly believe it if it rains.
- Pleasant ROBNETT has his new garage about completed and is doing business.
- The Express is 32 years old today and almost 16 years of that time under the present management. Time certainly flies.
- Mary Ellen JONES: Mary Ellen, daughter of Wm. and Ruth JONES, was born in Jasper county, Ill., Nov. 26, 1861, and died at the home of her sister, Mrs. P.G. MAGUIRE in this city, May 14, 1914, aged 52 years, 5 months and 19 days. She gave her heart to God in early life and united with the Christian church at Henton, Ill., and died in a triumphant faith, saying, "I am going home to Jesus to wear a golden crown". The body was taken to Henton, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. MAGUIRE and Rev. J.W. WILLIS and the funeral services held in the Christian church conducted by Rev. WILLIS, assisted by Rev. LAMP of that place, in the presence of a large congregation of sorrowing friends, and the body laid to rest in the Henton Cemetery to await the Resurrection day.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent May 16, 1879:
+ The pupils of the Kinmundy public schools will give a picnic on the school grounds this afternoon. Croquet, baseball, jumping rope and other social amusements with supper in picnic style will be enjoyed.
+ The building owned by Mrs. MUNGER on Madison Street, is being fitted up of the postoffice.
+ J.O. DUMOND purchased the building known as the old school house and has removed it to the ground at his residence intending to remodel and repair it.
+ Mrs. Wm. WHITE of Redlick Prairie 7 miles south of Kinmundy, committed suicide last Sunday by hanging her self to a beam in the barn, despondency the cause.
+ Married at the residence of the parents of the bride in this city, May 15, 1879, by Rev. G.W. GRABE, C.A. CHRISTENSON and Miss Lucinda DANBURY.
+ North Fork: A good deal of excitement over the escape of Fred MALCHOW, the German murderer.
+ North Fork: Samuel HOLT moved west. He did not say where he was going, but we supposed he has moved to his timber farm two miles west of his old residence.
June 4, 1914:
- DAVIS-HOCKER: A beautiful wedding occurred Wednesday evening, June 3d, at the home of Rev. SPICER of Odin, Ill, H. Morris DAVIS, of this city, and Miss Grayce HOCKER of Keysport, Ill, Miss Carrie HOCKER of this city, accompanying them. The bride and groom are both popular young people in this city, and their many friends sincerely wish them true happiness. They returned to the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. DAVIS, father and mother of the groom, where they will remain until their beautiful new cottage is completed, one mile north of this city, where they will be at home to their friends in the near future. May their cup of Domestic bliss be constantly running over with true love for each other.
- _________ His 90th Birthday: Sam INGRAM of this city, born in Indiana Ninety Years Ago: _______ 1824, in a little log cabin in ________ county, near Boone______, came into this world son of Mr. and Mrs. _______ INGRAM and this babe was _________. This boy remained _______ reached his maturity________ birthday was united in marriage to Minerva Ann ________ _______ couple commencing _______ farm, where they _______ friendships that young ________know nothing of and _______. He was one of the _________ neighborhood to invest money in a metal moldboard plow and many people come to see this new plow do it’s work. Not many men alive today can boast of doing their plowing with an old wooden mold board plow and it is not many of the younger generation that has even seen one of these plows of olden days. This couple remained in Indiana till 1854, when with their four little children and personal effects migrated to Illinois and settled in Edwards county, near Albion. In the year 1853, Mr. INGRAM in company with Geo. HULL made a prospecting trip to Illinois and spent some time in Marion county. On this visit they formed the acquaintance of Absolom SWITZER and Silas PARRILL, two of the oldest settlers in this county, both having died in Meacham township several years ago, leaving many children and grandchildren. These men returned to Indiana and the following year Mr. INGRAM moved to this state. In the year 1857 he and his family moved from Edwards county to this county and settled about four miles northwest of Kinmundy. Here they endured hardships that now seem almost impossible, but such were the trials of the pioneers of this country. Mr. INGRAM and his family remained on the farm till 1865 when they moved to this city, where he has since and now resides. They moved to the place now owned by H.A. McCLURE and lived there till the death of Mrs. INGRAM in 1907, and since that time Uncle Sam has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. W.B. ROSS. Uncle Sam is now enjoying exceedingly good health for a man of that age and bids fair to be with us for several years, although he expresses his readiness to go "Home" when the time arrives. He has been a member of the Methodist church since early boyhood and the past years a very active member and those who know him cannot dispute his faith in this organization. He has held different offices in the church but he cannot recall ever holding a public office except that of highway commissioner in this township many years ago. He has been a republican for about 65 years and cast his first republican vote for Abraham Lincoln, up to that time he having voted the democratic ticket. He voted for Stephen A. Douglas the last time he voted for a democrat for the presidency. This man has lived to see Kinmundy grow from a village of two or three little buildings to it’s present state, he witnessed the building of the Illinois Central railroad and did his part toward the improvement and development of this country. Now that he has reached the age of 90 years, his presence should be welcomed and his good name respected. This is only one instance in many thousand that a man or woman reaches this ripe old _____________________.
- A New Minister: At the District Conference of the M.E. Church South held in Casey, Ill., May 20-24, Geo. S. CONANT, of this city, was licenced to preach and on last Sunday evening he delivered his first sermon to a large and appreciative audience. (*)
- A number of Kinmundy people drove to sandy Branch Friday afternoon and attended decoration services.
- E.G. FORD and wife, of Alma, were among the visitors in this city on Decoration Day.
- Mrs. Della CRAIG of Alma, and Mrs. DEAN of Sumner were in this city Saturday attending the services and visiting their sister, Mrs. J.C. LYNCH.
- Ellis VALLOW of Livingston, Ill., arrived here Saturday to visit his father, the first time in 8 years. He is the same Ellis that he was when he left Kinmundy many years ago.
- Chas. CLAYTOR and wife, who have been teaching in Mason the past year, have completed their school and returned to this city Saturday to remain a few days before going to their home in Irondale, Mo.
- Announcements have been received here of the birth of William Hudleson SULLIVAN, Jr., to Mr. and Mrs. William Hudleson SULLIVAN at Matthews, Ill., May 18, 1914. The mother was Miss Myrtle MATTHEWS and is well known here and her many friends extend congratulations.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent June 16, 1880:
+ The band at Alma under the leadership of E.A. SNELLING is progressing rapidly.
+ Our coal shaft project is quietly residing till after harvest. We may expect a "boom" in the direction of elevating wealth to the surface in the shape of huge blocks at Superior coal. The directors are ready as soon as the people say "go ahead".
+ The following have been engaged as teachers in the Kinmundy public schools for the coming term: Prof. N.S. SCOVELL, principal; F.A. PRUETT, Mrs. L.E. DART, Miss Mamie A. SCOVALL, Miss A.P. SCOVALL, Mrs. E. JACK.
June 11, 1914:
- Alma Express: Alvin CHANDLER has been employed to teach the school at Meadow Branch for the coming year.
- Mrs. Wm. BOWMAN of Denver, Colo., arrived Sunday evening to visit her father, G.W. RUTHERFORD.
- Leon HANNA returned home Wednesday morning from Charleston, where he has been attending the Eastern Illinois Normal.
- Miss Rhea WHITE came down from Chicago Sunday morning and spent the day south of here with her parents, D.S. WHITE and wife. She left the same evening for Amy, Colo., to visit her brother, Carl.
- Miss Evageline PARRILL returned last Thursday evening from Havana where she had been employed in the public school the past four years.
- Harry E. PORTER, of Minneapolis, has been visiting in this city several days with his mother, Mrs. R.F. PORTER, who has been on the sick list but is improving. Harry reports the crops in his part of the country extra fine and the weather nice.
- Eugene GARRETT, who is working extra as operator for the C. & E.I. was called to Altamont Monday to relieve the agent at that place for several days. Although Gene is working extra the company keeps him on the move all the time and she is always busy.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent Aug. 31, 1880:
+ W.C. CRANDALL has rented the livery stable building he now occupies for another year.
+ It is not often that an old and experienced man as Uncle Dave HASELDEN is, makes the mistake he did the other night. Uncle Dave was expecting a daughter, the wife of C.P. ROHRBOUGH, a former resident here to come in on the 10 o’clock train Tuesday night. It was dark and a lady, the mother of Mrs. A.W. FOX, got off the train and as she resembled Mrs. ROHRBOUGH very much in form, if not in face, being very large. Uncle Dave grabbed her and gave her such an embrace that she had not had for some time, we guarantee. The lady took it good naturedly, explanations were received and Uncle Davis is waiting patiently for another chance although he wants it to be his daughter next time.
+ G.M. ROHRBOUGH of Buckhannon, West Va., brother of C. ROHRBOUGH, arrived here Thursday night.
+ Wm. GARNER says he is happy because he is a free man and can once more enjoy the comforts of single blessedness for on Wednesday last Judge WATTS severed the ties of matrimony.
June 18, 1914:
- L.B. WHITSON Dies After Long Illness: Well Known Old Resident of Mt. Vernon Passed Away at the home of his daughter: Lycurgus B. WHITSON, for the past 32 years a well known resident of Mt. Vernon, died Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Duff PIERCY on North Street. He had been ill for nearly a month, having sustained a severe hemorrhage of the brain from which he failed to recover. Mr. WHITSON was a man with many admirable traits who made friends by the hundreds during his long residence in this city. He was a harness maker by trade, an occupation which he followed until recently when he retired on account of advanced age. All who knew him respected him for his sterling qualitites and loved him for his bright and cheerful disposition which made his journey through life a pleasure one not only for himself but all who knew him intimately. Mr. WHITSON was born in Park Co., Indiana, May 5, 1840, being just 74 years and one month of age at the time of his death. He moved when a boy to Kinmundy where he grew into manhood. 32 years ago he moved to Mt. Vernon and has made his home here since that time. He was married to Emeline CALDWELL on April 26, 1866, who survives him. Three children were born two dying in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. WHITSON lived on Harrison street but he was visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. PIERCY, when her received the stroke which ended his life. Besides his wife and daughter, Mr. WHITSON leaves three brothers, J.P. of Salem, and Charles and Edward of Kinmundy, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah WILLIAMS of Brubaker, and Mrs. Wm. SIMPSON of Gillespie. The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the PIERCY home. Rev. C.C. HALL, of the Methodist Church officiated, assisted by Rev. W.A. McADOO. Interment at Oakwood cemetery. Mt. Vernon News.
- FARTHING-SPYKER: On Wednesday, June 10, 1914, at high noon, at the home of the bride’s parents, occurred the marriage of Mr. Clinton FARTHING of near Salem, and Miss Ruth SPYKER. About 30 relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony which was pronounced by the bride’s uncle, Rev. Theo. SPYKER, of Pontiac, and her pastor, Rev. J.W. WILLIS offering the invocation. The guests from a distance were Mr. Leroy FARTHING and two sisters, and Miss HILTON of Salem. The guests partook of a sumptuous dinner and the afternoon spent in a social way with music. Many tokens of love were displayed in the way of useful presents. The bride is the only daughter of Mr and Mrs. Thos. SPYKER, residing four miles southeast of this city, and is a young lady of sterling worth, and has many friends in this city. The groom resides on a farm seven miles south of Salem, and is a school teacher and has excellent qualifications, worthy of the bride he has won. Their many friends wish for them many long and happy years.
- Alma Express: Ed FORD has purchased a new Mitchell 7-passenger car.
- Barn Burned on F.M. ROBB Farm: Last Saturday afternoon during the electric and rain storm, the lightening struck a barn on the farm of F.M. ROBB, the place occupied by his son, Eli ROBB, and destroyed the building and contents. The blaze from this building caught another barn close by and burned it also. In one of the barns was three head of horses, but one of these animals displayed an unusual amount of "Horse Sense" and in some way unfastened the door of the farm and walked out the other two following. Mr. ROBB and family were away from home at the time of the fire and everything in the buildings in the way of feed, farm machinery, wagons, harness, etc. were destroyed.
- John B. CABANIS, a former Kinmundy boy; but now of Minneapolis, Minn. was married last evening to a prominent young lady of that city.
- John J. MANION, of Mt. Vernon, well known in this city, died very suddenly Tuesday afternoon of hemorrhage of the brain, caused by the bursting of a blood vessel while coughing.
- The body of J.H. TAYLOR, who died in Delands, last Tuesday arrived here Wednesday evening and was buried Thursday. Mr. TAYLOR was one of the old and respected citizens of this vicinity for many years.
- Announcements were received her Wednesday, June 10, 1914 of the arrival of an 11 lb. daughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D.F. MAGUIRE in Mt. Vernon, Ill. The mother was formerly Miss Mary WOODS, of this city, and has many warm friends here who extend congratulations.
- Mrs. B.L. FURRY returned to her home in Chicago Saturday after a visit here with her parents, W.E. BROWN and wife, and many young friends.
- Mrs. Mabel BARTON, who has been visiting here with her mother, Mrs. Lavina NEAVILLS, left Monday for Champaign to visit her sister, Mrs. Dora YOUNKER. She is from Little Rock, Ark.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent Sept. 30, 1880:
+ Patrick EAGAN died in New York City recently. He was a relic of the EAGAN family in Ireland.
+ Died in this city, Sept. 20, Sarah J. PERKINSON, daughter of Z.B. and Mary PERKINSON, aged 15 years and 26 days.
+ Miss Elsie G. ROHRBOUGH died at the residence of her brother, C. ROHRBOUGH, in this city, at 4 o’clock p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, age 25 years.
+ Died in this city on Friday, Sept. 10 Mrs. R.F. LAWSON, aged 21 years, 2 months, and 17 days.
+ I.T. DILLON and wife celebrated the 25th anniversary of their marriage.
June 25, 1914:
- Frank GREEN Escapes Accident: Defective Bridge at East Fork Might have caused Loss of Life: Monday evening Frank GREEN residing in Foster twp., six miles west of this city, unloaded a new traction engine at this place and was taking with a serious and probably fatal accident at the East Fork bridge. This bridge has been recently repaired and in crossing it with the engine all the stringers to the approach were broken leaving only the floor to carry the load. The men in charge examined the bridge and he found that in repairing the bridge recently steel stringers had been used on the bridge proper and they were sufficient to carry any load, but the approaches had been made from old timbers taken from other bridges and when this load was put upon them they gave way and left the floor to support it. These old joists had been cut in two and made to fit in the steels stringers. It seems that this bridge which was only repaired two months ago, does not conform with the state law in the construction of bridges, and who is to blame for its weakness we are unable to state. We understand the new law takes this matter out of the hands of the highway commissioners and places it entirely in the hands of the County Highway Commissioner. The fortunate part of the ancient is that no one was hurt. The boys had a bad scare but it is better to be scared than crippled. Hereafter the GREEN boys will examine all bridges before trying to cross.
- Stonington Couple Joined: Two prominent young people of Stonington were married yesterday in Decatur by Judge SMITH in the county court. Floyd HUNT, a barber in the employ of HOOPER & CLAWSON, who run a combined barber shop and confectionery and Miss Edna GARNER, who has been employed in the same place as her husband as saleslady, left on the early train without telling anyone of their intentions and returned yesterday as Mr. and Mrs. HUNT. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John GARNER of Kinmundy, has for some time made her home with her brother, Charles, in Stonington. The groom is the son of Ewing HUNT, of Morrisonville, and has for the past three months has been in his present position and it was at the time of his going there that he made the acquaintance of the girl who is now his wife. The couple will make their home in Stonington. (News.)
- Alma Express: Arthur SULLENS of Mattoon, was at Alma several days this week, the guest of his parents, H.B. SULLENS and wife.
- Alma Express: Mrs. Bettie SANDERS and Jacob POOL attended the funeral of the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. WILSON of Salem.
- James H. TAYLOR Dead: James Henry TAYLOR died about 6 o’clock Tuesday. Death was due to complication caused by old age, he having been in failing health the past year. He was 75 years, 4 months, and 2 days old. The deceased was born in Manchester, Ohio, Feb. 8, 1839 and was married to Miss Eliza LITTLE, Oct. 3, 1861, at Manchester, Ohio and came in Illinois locating for 23 years, coming to DeLand a few months ago to be near their daughter, Mrs. Cora CLOW. Three children who survive him are Ed TAYLOR, Jackson, Mich.; Mrs. Katherine NEEPER, Hayden, Ariz., and Mrs. Cora CLOW of this place. One daughter, Mrs. Druscilla VAUGHN died several years ago. He is also survived by his wife who is quite aged, and 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the residence Thursday morning at nine o’clock, Rev. C.F. JUVINALL conducting the services which were will attended. Music was rendered by a quarter. The body was taken over the Illinois Central to Kinmundy for interment. It was unusually touching to witness the final view and farewell of his aged wife who is past three score and 14 years as her crippled condition made it impossible for her to accompany the funeral party upon the advice of the physician. (Tribune.)
- P.Q. ZIMMER and wife returned home Wednesday morning from Neoga after attending the funeral of her sister who died in Chicago Monday.
- Geo. H. BARGH returned home Sunday from Champaign, where he had the honor of being a member of the largest class ever graduated from the University, 843 having received the degree.
- Ben GARRETT, Mark SWIFT, Frank HENSLEY and Hubert FISHER were in Salem Sunday afternoon.
- Saturday afternoon at the home of Rev. Frank O. BALLARD, in Indianapolis, occurred the marriage of Miss Hazel SMITH and Mr. Eugene DUENWEG. They will make their home in Indianapolis. The mother of the bride was formerly Miss Mollie REEDER of this city.
- Mark SWIFT is the owner of a new Ford auto.
- The Kinmundy School Board has purchased five drinking fountains that will be installed in the new building before the commencement of school next fall. The individual drinking cup has become a nuisance and the fountains will do away with the cups. Such are needed in the public wells along our streets.
- J. Shull SEE, residing six miles southeast of this city, returned on Tuesday night from St. Louis where he had been for several weeks receiving surgical and medical treatment. He is looking fine and feels that he is permanently cured. This makes the fifth time the knife has been applied and it is hoped that it will be the last.
- There will be an ice cream supper at Pleasant Grove Church Saturday night, June 27.
- Lee HAWORTH of Flora, visited in this city Sunday with his brother, Geo. and James. He reported Mrs. HAWORTH, who has been ill for several months somewhat improved.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent July 9, 1880:
+ Jas. RAY left Tuesday for Janesville, Wis., where he will learn telegraphy.
+ J.P. AYDELOTT and John WEST went to Sailor Springs Wednesday. They are going to bring back a half pint - of the water.
+ North Fork: Baily BUNDY has bought a new two-horse buggy.
+ North Fork: John ATKINS, Sam W. JONES and George MORGAN have purchased a threshing machine from Chicks. They gave about $480 for it.
+ Miss Lillie WHITE closed a successful term of school Friday and has returned to her home in Salem.
July 2, 1914:
- Alma Express: C.E. RAMSER arrived here Saturday from Tennessee for a short visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul RAMSER.
- Alma Express: The graduating exercises Saturday night in the M.E. church were well attended. The address was made by Rev. C.L. PETERSON and the diplomas presented by Supt. HICKMAN. The class consisted of the following: Ruth PURCELL, Lucile HEFTON, Vera DAY, Helen TOMLINSON, Iva and Lizzie CLAYTOR, Helen PURCELL of Alma; Della BARRETT and Hattie CARPENTER of Brubaker, and Will McCARTY, John WILSON, and Vernie WINKS.
- Alma Express: The TULLY Reunion was held Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. TOMLINSON. The reunion is an annual affair and was greatly enjoyed by all. Those present were A.E. TULLY, wife, and daughter, Myrtle, A.R. BRYAN, and wife, J.T. WHITE and wife, Wm. TULLY and wife, J.W. WHITE and wife, Hammond and Herman WHITE and Dr. and Mrs. Oscar JONES, all of Salem; Dr. TULLY of Bridgeport, N.B. STOUT, wife and little daughter, all of Chicago.
- Clinton KITCHEN, residing near Omega, met with quite a serious accident Monday afternoon, while working at Copple’s Saw Mill. In the line of his duty, he went to remove a stick from under the saw and in some manner his left hand came in contact with the saw and the hand was cut off back of the knuckles. Dr. MILLER was called and in less than an hour and a half, the Dr. had his patient in the Salem Hospital on the operating table. The remainder of the hand was removed just above the wrist and the ____________.
- A fine ten pound boy arrived at the home of Fred ALEXANDER and wife Monday morning.
- Ben GARRETT is now driving a new Buick auto and it certainly is a dandy.
- Mrs. M.J. BOONE left Tuesday morning for St. Louis in answer to a message announcing the death of her sister, Mrs. J.B. Van CLEVE. The deceased was 86 years of age and was well known by many people in this vicinity.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent Oct. 29, 1880:
+ Too much shooting evenings about the corner of Second and Monroe streets. It is dangerous for citizens to walk along the streets.
+ Mr. Tom SMITH and Miss Sophia BORING were married last week. In the evening the boys serenaded them with guns, horns and bells and had a good time.
+ Mrs. Geo. ATKINS has a visitor at her house, arrived last Monday. George is very proud of his girl.
+ The name of Eli W. JONES is presented to the voters for the office of circuit clerk of Marion county. If the people want a good officer they can make no better choice. His character is unimpeachable, he is honest, capable and efficient.
+ John Mass ARNOLD has bough Joe MYERS half of his threshing machine for $35.
+ Ben GARRETT has returned home from Missouri well satisfied with Illinois.
+ Monroe GREEN fell lifeless last week in his horse lot with heart disease and had to be carried to the house.
+ Niethen ATKINS was struck with palsey last Saturday night.
+ J.W. ARNOLD has gone into the saw mill business at the Burg with Will RETTER.
July 9, 1914:
- Farm House Burned: Tuesday before noon the house on the farm owned and occupied by Taylor GRIFFIN and family, six miles south of this city, was destroyed by fire. The cause of the fire was an explosion of an oil stove. Mrs. GRIFFIN was doing her weekly ironing and had her back to the stove when she heard an explosion and turning around the stove was all ablaze and the flames rapidly spreading. She grabbed a large cloth of some sort and tried to smother the flames, but her efforts were all in vain. The flames continued to spread and she soon decided it was impossible for her to extinguish them and she commenced to carry out the household effects, but the house burned so quickly that only a few things were saved. Mr. GRIFFIN was at work in the field and before he could get to the fire the house was almost burned to the ground. This is a severe loss to Mr. and Mrs. GRIFFIN at their age. The building was insured for $400. He will rebuild at once.
- CLAYBOURN-POTTER: Miss Olive Margaret POTTER, of this city, and Mr. Noel CLAYBOURN, of Mt. Vernon, were quietly married Monday evening about 7:30 at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Cecil PEMBERTON. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. POTTER of this city, and the groom is an enterprising young man of the "Queen City". (Benton Standard). Noel is a former Kinmundy boy and his many Kinmundy friends extend congratulations.
- CLAYBOURN-SLANKARD: A quiet but quite pretty wedding was that of Mr. Carl H. CLAYBOURN to Miss Esther SLANKARD at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.O. SLANKARD, 807 Casey avenue, on Tuesday evening at 9 o’clock. The bride wore a beautiful gown of white messaline which was especially attractive and becoming to her, she being a pronounced brunette. Mr. CLAYBOURN is connected with the Egyptian Ice Cream Company of this city and a young man of popularity and esteem. A large number of friends and relatives were present to enjoy the occasion. After the ceremony, performed by Rev. J.H. WELLS, a very delightful luncheon was informally served. Many congratulations and good wishes are extended and these two young people began life under happy and promising auspices. They were attended by Lafayette BAKER and Miss Onedia ELLA. (Mt. Vernon Register.) Carl is a former Kinmundy boy and has many friends here who extend congratulations.
- Ben GARRETT and family and Elno BROWN, of this city, and Mrs. Harriett DEW of Jersey City, N.J. and Mrs. Jane BLURTON of near St. Elmo, spent Sunday with J.F. HOWELL and wife.
- To all my friends, both young and old: - will be pleased to greet you on my 91st birthday, Wednesday, July 15, from one to nine p.m. at home to everyone Mrs. Sarah A. NEIL.
- The body of Mike MURRAY, Jr., of St. Louis, arrived in this city last Saturday morning for burial in the Catholic cemetery. The remains were accompanied by his father, Mike MURRAY, Sr., a sister Miss Mary and a brother, William, The deceased was 53 years old.
- Next Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock the Iuka baseball team will play the Kinmundy Regulars at Doolen’s park. The game will be a good one as Iuka has one of the best teams in the county. New seats have been constructed for the comfort of the patrons of the game and now one can enjoy the sport in comfort. Don’t miss the game with Iuka.
- Alma Express: Flossie MORELAND, the five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed MORELAND, was badly burned on the face and chest Wednesday evening by turning over a bottle of carbolic acid from the top shelf. It is feared that the eyes are injured.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent May 9, 1879 (DFM note: not sure about date - it’s the same as next week’s)
+ The office owned by Dr. D.J. FOX and occupied by him, on Madison street, is being moved back farther on the lot and will be renovated and put in order for a millinery store.
July 16, 1914:
- CUNNINGHAM-ENGLEBRECHT: Last Saturday evening, July 11th, at the home of Herman ENGLEBRECHT, south of this city, occurred the marriage of his daughter, Miss Sena, to Mr. Alphus E. CUNNINGHAM of Champaign, Rev. C.E. DAVENPORT, of the Presbyterian Church, performing the ceremony. The bride is one of Kinmundy’s most highly esteemed young ladies and has been employed in Champaign for some time to which place they returned Sunday evening to reside. Their many friends extend congratulations.
- Former Kinmundy Minister Dead: Word was received here Monday of the death of Rev. J.W. RITCHEY at his home in Vinita, Okla., where he moved about 2 years ago. He was a resident of this city for several years and during that period was pastor of the Presbyterian church. He made friends and retained them. In speaking of Mr. RITCHEY everyone would make the same reply and say that he was a good man. His death was a severe shock to his many Kinmundy friends all of whom extend sincere sympathy to Mrs. RITCHEY in her lonely and sad hours. He was at the time of his death aged 72 years and 18 days. The funeral and burial was in Vinita Monday afternoon.
- Mrs. Ella HUBERT went to Breese Wednesday morning to visit her daughter, Mrs. Millard WHEELER.
- Kinmundy has a New Postmaster: J.F. DONOVAN Retired and F.O. GRISSOM Assumed Charge Tuesday A.M.: Sunday morning, this week, I received my commission as Postmaster at Kinmundy for a term of four years to succeed Hon. John F. DONOVAN, who has so faithfully and efficiently served the patrons for the past 14 years. (*)
- Alma Express: Thursday morning about seven o’clock the residence of Uncle Dock WILSON of Alma, caught fire and but for the prompt work of Henry MORGAN would probably have got beyond control Mr. MORGAN was passing the house just as the stove exploded. He ran into the house and carried the flaming stove from the room. The flames already spread to the ceiling but the quick work they were extinguished before much damage was done. Mr. MORGAN was slightly burned about the face and neck.
- Alma Express: Mrs. R. WILSON is suffering from a severe nervous shock caused by the fire in their home Thursday morning.
- A nine pound boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John NEAVILLS in St. Peter last Wednesday.
- Miss Rhea WHITE has returned from Amy, Colo., where she visited her brother Carl, and is visiting her parents, D.S. WHITE and wife, south of town. She expects to leave soon for her work in Chicago.
- Lenora May, the little two year old daughter of Clyde HARVEY and wife, died Thursday morning at 9:40 o’clock. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Revs. DAVENPORT and Willis from the family home, and interment made in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent May 9, 1879:
+ The first annual Commencement of Kinmundy High School will be held at the M.E. church South Thursday eve May 15, 1879. The following is the program: Music; Prayer, C. MURCHISON; Music; Music; Saluatory, Adda COLEMAN; What Good, Dan GUNN; Valedictory, Ada SKILLING; Music; Remarks, Ex-committee; Address, A.L. REYNOLDS; Music; Presentation of Diplomas, President Board Directors; Music.
+ Died on Monday, May 5, William R., son of Jas. P. and Martha WHITSON aged 7 years and 10 months.
+ Fred MALCHOW, the German murderer, who has been confined in the Fayette county jail for some months past for the murder of his sister-in-law and wife’s uncle last February, took his departure from the jail very unceremoniously on last Monday night, escaping by sawing off one of the window bars. He did not tell anyone where he was going or how long he would be gone. It appears that the jailor left him in the hall of the jail, all the cells being occupied by other worse criminals. As the night was cold he evidently became alarmed for fear he would take cold so he wandered out in search of a warmer place to sleep, and it is feared the poor fellow has got lost or some misfortune has befallen him.
+ North Fork: Jas. W. ARNOLD and Mac ROBB started for Colorado April 29.
+ North Fork: John ATKINS has a new sulky plow, and Ben GARRETT a new set of harness.
July 23, 1914:
- Mrs. J.B. VANCLEVE: Elizabeth STOKELEY, oldest daughter of Ecled and Asenath STOKELEY, was born in Mercer co., Penn., July 18, 1828, and was married to Dr. Wm. FISH in 1847. Three children were born to this marriage, one dying in infancy. She was married the second time to J.B. VANCLEVE in 1865, to which union one child, Florence, was born, who died in St. Louis, Oct. 1886, aged 18 years. Mr. VANCLEVE died in 1900. Mrs. VANCLEVE was converted in childhood and maintained her Christian character to the end of life. She shared her home and gave of her means and strength to the poor and unfortunate till advancing years compelled her to cease her active works of love of others, and to be cared for tenderly and lovingly until the end. Mrs. VANCLEVE was a member of Trinity M.E. church, St. Louis. She belonged to the Knights and Ladies of Honor, No. 19, St. Louis, also to Belfontaine Chapter No. 69, O.E. S. and was buried by them from the home of her niece, Mrs. Wm. AMBRUSTER, No. 4232 Manchester Ave., St. Louis. A son and daughter, one sister, Mrs. M.J. BOONE, two brothers Alf and Sam STOKELY, with a host of friends are left to mourn her death. Thus this servant of God, after a long life of 86 years, the greater part of it spent in working for her Master, has received the "Well Done" and entered into rest. She has left the land of the dying and entered the "Land of Living". We would not call her back, but we too would enter that home and sing as we journey along.
- At Rest: Joel R. YOUNGKIN departed this life at his home in this city on Wednesday morning, July 22 at five o’clock aged 80 years, 3 months, and 4 days. The funeral service and be held from the residence on Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock Elder W.J. SIMER officiating. Interment in Evergreen cemetery under escort of Hicks Post No. 255 G.A.R. and Ladies of the G.A.R.
- Wesley KING Gets a Big Promotion: Former Kinmundy Boy Wins Advancement in the West: Word has been received here telling of the promotion of Wesley KING of Salt Lake City, formerly of this city to manager of the surety department of the Aetna Accident & Liability Company of Salt Lake. He is the son of Mrs. Harriet KING. He is a former Kinmundy boy and resided here for a number of years and is a brother of Mrs. L.C. ROHRBOUGH of this city.
- City Marshal FLANNIGAN went to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., last Saturday, having in charge Bud BARBEE of this city, who deserted from the U.S. army services. Mr. FLANNIGAN received $50 for the return of BARBEE.
- Alma Express: Miss Rhea WHITE returned from a several month’s visit at her brother’s ranch near Amy, Col., and will visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas WHITE before returning to her work in Chicago.
- Alma Express: Mrs. Ida B. WAKEFIELD gave a picnic supper at her home west of town Thursday. Those attending were Misses Immogene FORD, Ruth SEE, Margaret HEFTON, Beth PURCELL, Lois SEE, Blanche HARVEY, Juanita HOLSON, and Leona FOX.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent May 9, 1879 (DFM note: Incorrect date as the correct date is probably Sept. 1879):
+ Died on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1879 at Pleasant Grove, Alma township, Robert G. ALLEN, aged 42 years.
+ The horses attached to the hay wagon owned by Jacob MARTIN became frightened near the hay press Monday afternoon and ran away. The wagon and harness were greatly demolished but no other damage was done.
+ North Fork Jettings: Apple cuttings are lively now. One at J.F. JONES, blackman and cider being in order. One at Ben GARRETT’s; John had a broken buggy to look after. Look out for stumps, Dick.
July 30, 1914:
- Two Citizens Answered Call: Two of Kinmundy’s Oldest Men Passed to the Great Beyond Last Week:
- Joel R. YOUNGKIN: Joel R. YOUNGKIN was born in Somerset Co., Penn., April 18, 1834, died at his home in Kinmundy, Ill., July 22, 1914, at the ripe old age of 80 years, 3 months, and 4 days. He came to Illinois in 1857, and was married to Martha L. PADGETT, April 14, 1858. To this union was born 3 children, one of which died in infancy, leaving Mrs. Della WILSON and Miss Nora YOUNGKIN, who still survive him. Since the death of his beloved wife on March 14, 1911, he has been under the tender care of these two daughters having been an invalid for several years and those close to him know of his suffering. Especial mention must be made of the fillial devotion with which the daughters administered to the wants and comfort of this sufferer, especially his daughter Miss Nora, who since her mother’s death, has given her most for her father’s comfort in ______ days. Such love and sacrifice _______ rewarded. ___________ served in his country ______ Company 1st Illinois Calvary. He was a man of few words - very positive in his views of what was right. Altho not a member of any church he was often found in close communion with God. He leaves a host of friends who knew him to be a good man. What more can be said. He peacefully rests beside his own loved one in old Evergreen Cemetery. The funeral service was held from the home Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev. W.J. SIMER, under the escort of Hicks Post No. 255 and Ladies of G.A.R.
- Samuel INGRAM: A few weeks ago, there was published in this paper a brief history of the life of Uncle Sam INGRAM. This article was written and published upon his request as he often expressed the desire to read his own obituary. Although at that time the article was not intended as an obituary, merely a history of his long life after the celebration of his 90th birthday, which occurred on May 28th, 1914. This respected citizen, who has lived for over four score and ten years, passed away last Friday evening at 4:35 o’clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Willis B. ROSS, where he has made his home since the death of his wife over 7 years ago. Uncle Sam was confined to his room for several weeks and the end was expected at any time by the family and relatives. The funeral was held Sunday morning from the First Methodist Church at 10:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON. After a short sermon by the Pastor the service was turned into a Memorial and appropriate remarks made by F.A. PRUETT, was very noticeable by everyone. He died as he lived and expressed many times his readiness to answer the final call. A large congregation was in attendance to pay the last tribute of respect to this good citizen. He will be greatly missed by everyone. The burial was in Evergreen cemetery beside his devoted wife who preceded him to the better world in 1907.
- Mrs. F.O. FANNON: Mrs. FANNON, wife of Rev. Frank O. FANNON, pastor of the Christian Church in this city, died Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock at her home at Walnut Hill, Ill. The body was taken to Iowa, where she was lain to rest by the side of her mother. Mrs. FANNON was quite well and favorably known in Kinmundy and the sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family.
- Church Burned by Lightening: The Large German Church at St. Paul Struck by Lightening Tuesday morning: About four o’clock Tuesday morning the large German church at St. Paul, about 10 miles northwest of this city, was struck by lightning and the edifice was burned together with the contents. This was one of the finest country churches in Southern Illinois and contained a large and expensive pipe organ. The building was very modern, having been thoroughly overhauled about one year ago at a great expense. This is a very wealthy congregation and they did not hesitate on expense when remodeling the church, as they wanted it first class in every way. The loss of the building and contents will run into the thousands but no doubt will be rebuilt at once. Early Tuesday morning a heavy cloud came from the southwest and looked very threatening for some time and it was while this cloud was passing over that this building was struck by lightning. The rain fall in many places was very light, but the thunder and lightening was very severe.
- Alma Express: Born last Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Norman GRAVES, a daughter.
- Alma Express: A wagon load of hay from Arnold Chapel caught fire Saturday at the Sunday school picnic at Friendship Baptist church and burned the hay, the frame and damaged the wagon.
- Mrs. Kleman SPURLIN and babe of Chicago, are visiting in and near this city with her parents, James BAYLIS and family, and other relatives.
Aug. 6, 1914:
- An Honored Minister: Rev. John Wesley RITCHEY, whose father came from Scotland, was one of 14 children, and two others and one sister are still living. He was born June 23, 1842 in Franklin county Missouri, and was married to Miss N. Henrietta PITTMAN at Dixon, Mo., in 1862. Of this union there were six children, two sons and two daughters. (DFM note: The last sentence was typed as it was printed in the paper.) He leaves surviving him his most faithful companion and help-meet of many years, and two sons and one daughter - Dr. James RITCHEY of Kansas City, Albert RITCHEY of Useful, Mo.; and Mrs. W.M. MALONE of this place. During an active ministry of almost 40 years he was pastor for only seven congregations - a marvelous record. He organized the Presbyterian church at West Plains, Mo., with a membership of seven, sold his farm and with the proceeds built a church house and served that people as pastor for ten or twelve years. The church building is now a brick structure and the membership is 400. He organized the first Christian Endeavor society in the state of Missouri 27 years ago and two years ago attended the celebration of its 25th anniversary at West Plains at which time the society gave him a 25th Anniversary E.C. Society watch for which he held in high appreciation. It came to him as a token of love and appreciation and it was accepted in kindred spirit. On account of age and poor health he was honorably retired in April 1912. In November, 1913, he and Mrs. RITCHEY came to Vinita to make their home in "Rest Cottage" on East Sequoyah Ave., this city. While his stay in Vinita was short, he endeared himself to the members of the Presbyterian church and congregation by his active work in the Sunday school, his helpful words at the prayer meetings, and his good sermons when the conditions of his health would permit him to preach; and to the officers of the church by his careful guidance as moderator of the session. As friend and neighbor he was all that the words imply. He was a member of Vinita lodge, No. 5, A.F. & A.M., and the Masonic burial ceremony was observed in placing his body in its last earthly resting place. He was also demitted member of the O.E.S. (Vinita Okla. Journal) Rev. and Mrs. RITCHEY were residents of this city for several years, he being pastor of the Presbyterian church here. They endeared themselves to hearts of the people by their many good works and the sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved companion.
- A new boy was born to L.E. RUTHERFORD and wife Sunday morning. Mrs. RUTHERFORD was formerly Miss Leona SEE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.W. SEE, Jr., south of this city.
- Mrs. John METZGER, of Afton, Ark., was brought to this city last Thursday for burial, the body arriving on the afternoon C. & E.I. train. The funeral _______________.
- Mrs. Rosmond CALKINS of Florida, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.H. HALL of near Brubaker, from a stroke of paralysis Monday evening. Mrs. CALKINS came there in June to spend the summer. She was 72 years old. The remains were taken to Moweaqua for burial.
- A number of Kinmundy people drove to Arnold’s Chapel Saturday and enjoyed the picnic. A large crowd was present and a good program was rendered and the day very pleasantly spent by all.
- Alma Express: Dwight DAY is working in the station and studying telegraphy under the agent, J.A. BROOM.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent Dec. 12, 1880:
+ A child of Mr. and Mrs. John HARLAN died last Sunday evening, aged 4 months.
+ The prospect for another hotel in Kinmundy is good. We learn that the Madison House has been leased for that purpose.
+ The Christian church, 1 mile south of Omega, was dedicated last Sunday by Judge HENRY of Clay county, and others.
+ North Fork: "Jeems" Arnold says he is bound to trade something; he sold one horse to Billy ROBB for $65, and one to Max ROBB for $75 and traded three cows and $20 to Charley LOWE for a horse inside of three weeks.
Aug. 13, 1914:
- Two Barns Burned by Lightening: Friday afternoon the barn on the farm of Selby GARRETT, eight miles west of this city, was struck by lighting and burned. The building contained about 50 bushels of wheat, but fortunately no live stock was in it. The farm on which the barn was located was not occupied and consequently the building was almost empty. Saturday afternoon during the heavy rain and electric storm, the barn on the farm of E.O. SHAFFER, six miles southeast of Kinmundy, was also struck by lighting and destroyed. This barn contained no live stock, but had there in considerable feed and other things.
- BROWN-GREEN: On Saturday evening, Aug. 8th, 1914, at 7:30 o’clock, at the M.E. parsonage, occurred the marriage of Mr. Elno E. BROWN and Miss Mildred M. GREEN, two of Kinmundy’s most popular young people. Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON officiating. They were attended by Mr. John ROBB and Miss Rochelle BROWN. The bride is the oldest daughter of Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD and was a graduate from the Kinmundy High school last spring. She is a very talented and accomplished young lady. The groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. BROWN and is a young man of energy and good qualifications. They expect to make their home on the GREEN farm, six miles west of Kinmundy. On Saturday evening a number of young friends spent the evening very pleasantly with them at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD, at which place a dinner was served Sunday to a number of relatives. On Tuesday evening a large crowd of friends gave them a surprise in the nature of a kitchen shower at the BROWN home at which place they are at present stopping, and many beautiful and useful articles were presented them.
- Alma Express: Robert MALONE, Mrs. Jennie SULLENS and daughter, Clella, Samuel BUNDY and Ed G. FORD were Kinmundy visitors Saturday.
- Alma Express: The store of J.W. BROOM was burglarized Friday night, entrance being made at a back window. Seventeen pairs of men’s shoes were taken, eight men’s shirts, gloves and other merchandise to the amount of about $100. This is the third burglary of this kind in the past five years.
- Alma Express: Born Friday, Aug. 8, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Otto BRUBAKER. Mrs. BRUBAKER of Salem is at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James FINCH.
- Alma Express: Born Friday, Aug 8, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert SPROUSE.
- Alma Express: Ben GARRETT and son, Orval GARRETT, and Harve BROWN of Kinmundy motored to Alma on Business Saturday.
- Oscar BRITTON and wife, of Lawrence, Kan., are visiting east of this city with his parents, J.F. BRITTON and wife.
- John MOTCH has traded the fruit package factory to M.D. STEVENSON for a piece of residence property in the east part of town. His son, Harry, and family will occupy the property.
- Mrs. Edwin WILLIAMS and babe of Terre Haute, are visiting in this city with her parents, Ellis WOLFE and family.
- The PARRILL Reunion: The annual reunion of the PARRILL family was held last Thursday in A.J. PARRILL’s grove, eight miles east of this city, and almost sixty members of the family were present to enjoy the day. The dinner hour was a very pleasing feature of the occasion. At the business meeting the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, A.J. PARRILL of Meacham; Vice President, P.S. PARRILL, of Farina; Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Evangeline PARRILL of Kinmundy. The President appointed the following committee on arrangements: Mrs. E.F. HOHLT, of Farina; Miss Ruby PARRILL of Meacham, and F.O. GRISSOM of Kinmundy. The date for holding the next reunion was set for the second Thursday in August 1915.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent Jan.4, 1883:
+ The body of Julia MURRAY, aged 16 years, daughter of Michael MURRAY, who died at Greenville, Dec. 19, was brought to this city for burial and interment made in the Catholic Cemetery.
Aug. 20, 1914:
- In Memory of Gertrude A. TYNER: A Wife, Mother, Companion, Counselor, A True Woman in all that relates to Purity and Charity: In her ministry at the bedside of the sick she was as cheerful and careful as she was capable. Many anxious inquiries followed the announcement of her serious illness. When the verdict came from consulting physicians which banished hope from the hearts of husband, friends, and associates, she smiled while saying she had made her peace with her Maker long since, that she had found a Savior and feared not. The flowers she loved so well came in profusion and with them gentle, loving words, evidence of the affection which a residence of 38 years in this city had inspired. Obituary: Gertrude A. HORTON was born at Momence, Ill., May 29, 1852, and died at her beautiful little home in Kinmundy, Monday, Aug. 10, 1914, at 9 p.m. Her parents soon removed to a Lakeside home near St. Joe, Mich., and in 1865 moved to Berrien Springs at which place at the age of 14 the school girl met with the husband and on Dec. 24, 1867, occurred their marriage at Morenci, Mich. One child, a son named Harrie, was given the, blessing their lives for nearly ten years, dying on Aug. 9, 1878, at Kinmundy. Since the above date Kinmundy has been Home. To all the citizens Mrs. TYNER has been a friend, whose good deeds in ministering to the afflicted was held in loving esteem, as was attested during the long and painful illness preceding her "passing on". Gentle offerings of assistance and beautiful flowers made her couch of pain a literal bed of roses. No words of complaint passed her lips. A beautiful smile and a cordial thank you rewarded every____ and every loving act which her _______ attendants performed. During the last weeks of her illness she con______ freely with husband, relatives, and _____tor avowing perfect faith in her Savior. She especially desired that the ________ in which it was her privilege to _______ brief a period should be presided ______ by her nieces and that with her husband they keep open house to all their friends, just as was intended _______, she be restored to health, asking that no emblems of mourning be displayed that her friends, sisters of the various lodges and societies should dressed in white and with flowers in hand s______ in open rank as she was borne thro_______ on the way to the train. At the home on the morning of Aug. 11, the beautiful ritual services of the Rebekahs and Pythian Sisters were preceded by a touching voluntary ________ Mrs. Claude HEINRICHS, solo Mrs. F.O. GRISSOM, eulogy and sermon, Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON, song ____ GRISSOM and W.W. NEIL, prayer Rev. WILLIS. The final ceremonials, O.______ S. Ritual, was at the beautiful cemetery at Mason, Ill., where the p____ stricken body rests near the relatives she has known and loved so well. _____ large number of Kinmundy and Mason on friends were present at the ob_quies. Magnificent floral offerings from near and afar covered casket and grave. "Not now, but in the coming years". It may be in the better land. We’ll read the meaning of our tears, and them sometime, we’ll understand."
- Prof. J.S. KNISELEY and wife of Freeburg, arrived in this city Satruday night to visit relatives and friends. They are moving to Odin, where he has been employed as Superintendent of Schools for the ensuing year. - Rev. J.H. BALLANCE: Last Saturday evening the people of Kinmundy and vicinity were very much surprised when the news spread announcing the death of Rev. J.H. BALLANCE at his home five miles northwest of Kinmundy. MR. BALLANCE had been ailing for several months, but his condition was not considered serious till a few days before his death, as he was in Kinmundy on Tuesday before his death on Saturday. The funeral service was held on Monday afternoon at Sandy Branch, conducted by Rev. SPICER, Presiding Elder of the M.E. Church South, assisted by all other Ministers in attendance. The burial service was conducted by the Kinmundy Masonic Lodge, of which the deceased was an honored member. The obituary will appear in the next issue of this paper, as a half tone engraving is being made to appear with the history of his life.
- Mrs. Floyd HUNT and Mrs. Maude SLAUGHTER of Stonington are visiting in this city their parents, J.B. GARNER and wife and other relatives.
- Wm. BOWMAN, wife and brother, Jas. BOWMAN arrived here Friday evening from Louisville, Ky., where they had been to attend the funeral of their mother, and are visiting at the Rutherford home.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent Apr. 14, 1882:
+ The Golden Wedding of Capt. and Mrs. Dyas POWER was celebrated last Saturday evening and a large crowd of relatives and friends were in attendance.
+ John F. MAHAN, oldest son of "Uncle Jimmie" is back from Colorado on a visit to his parents. He is well pleased with the far west and intends to return soon.
+ W.D. PHILLIPS has assumed charge of the Kinmundy Independent. Tom’s motto was "a rolling stone gathers no moss." Suppose Tom’s six months confinement in the office overloaded the boy’s back and he has "rolled" out to unload the surplus. (Sandoval Times.)
Aug. 27, 1914:
- PARRILL-BAYLES: Mr. and Mrs. S.E. BAYLES, living southeast of Prophetstown, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Jewel GARDIN, to LaRue PARRILL on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1914, at 9 o’clock p.m. The couple will live in Farina, Il., after their marriage. Miss BAYLES is a young lady most highly thought of in this vicinity and where she is best known she has the best wishes of a host of friends for a long and happy future. Mr. PARRILL come to us highly recommended as a man of pure character and capable as a business man. (The Prophetstown Echo. Wed., Aug. 19.)
- Alma Express: The shipping of peaches and pears to various points the past week were about 25 or 30 cars. The Alma Fruit Association shipped 10 cars to Chicago, 7 cars leaving Satruday for the Chicago market.
- Alma Express: Harry COFFIN of Centralia came to Alma Friday with his infant child for burial at the Wilson cemetery.
- Alma Express: George S. WHITNEY of St. Louis is at Alma this week at the Rhodes Hotel.
- Alma Express: Henry HEROVITCH of Indianapolis is at the Graves Hotel for several weeks buying fruit for shipment by car loads for different markets.
- Ellis WILKINSON and wife are the proud parents of a new boy who arrived Saturday.
- Ed GREEN and wife of Chicago, motored to this city Monday to visit his sister, Mrs. Mose SWIFT and family, and other relatives and friends.
- Eldo WAINSCOTT left Tuesday morning with the car containing his personal property and live stock for Gillette, Wyo., where he expects to make his future home. Mrs. WAINSCOTT and little daughter will not go until spring. Eldo has filed on 160 acres of fine government land and thinks it a fine place to live and make money. They are highly respected Kinmundy people and their many friends are sorry to lose such citizens.
- M.L. WILBOURN returned to Chicago Thursday morning after a visit here with his sister, Miss Helen, and others.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent March 24, 1882:
+ H.M. FISER an old and highly respected citizen of this community, died of pneumonia last week. His remains were interred in the city cemetery.
+ Miss Maggie CRAIG, one of our popular school marms, has shaken the Patoka dust from her feet and gone to her home in Kinmundy. Miss Maggie had been a faithful member of the C.P. Sabbath school, the organist for the C.P. Congregation and assistant organist for the Sabbath school. In her departure we realize that we have lost a valuable helper in most of our highest and noblest callings. (Patoka Enterprise.)
Sept. 3, 1914:
- A Useful Man Called Home: Rev. John H. BALLANCE Respected by Old and Young for his Good Deeds: Rev. John H. BALLANCE, son of Lemuel and Mary BALLANCE, was born near Tonti, Ill., Dec. 11, 1849, and departed this life Saturday afternoon, Aug. 15, 1914, aged 64 years, 8 months, and 4 days. At the age of 21 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Frances MORGAN and to this union ten children were born, six of them having preceded him to the better world. Four still survive him, all of whom were at his bedside during his last hours. He was converted at the age of 14 and united with the M.E. church South at North Fork soon afterward and remained a faithful and consistent member until he passed away. He received a call to the work of the Master at an early age, and received license to exhort from the M.E. church South, July 23, 1870, and received license to preach Sept. 7, 1879. He was ordained a local deacon in the fall of 1884, and Sept. 27, 1891, was ordained a local elder and in that capacity served his church and community faithfully until his demise. He served a number of churches as Pastor, has held scores of revival meetings, he has seen hundreds of souls saved, has preached hundreds of funerals and officiated at as many weddings. He was a man who will be greatly missed by everyone. He leaves to mourn his departure a beloved companion, four tender-hearted and affectionate children - Mrs. Lulu WARREN, Thomas and Lemuel BALLANCE and Mrs. Josie ROBB, all living near the old homestead; one sister Mrs. H.B. JONES, of Kerman, California; five grandchildren and a host of loyal friends. He was a kind and affectionate husband and father, as a friend and neighbor he was all that the words imply, and a spiritual advisor to everybody. He was an honored member of Kinmundy Lodge No. 398, A.F. & A.M. and the Masonic burial ceremony was observed in placing his body in it’s last earthly resting place. The pall bearers were J.T. ARNOLD, W.W. LOWE, Mose WAINSCOTT, S.L. BUNDY, J.W. DOOLEN, and Wm. MORRIS. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Aug. 17, at 2 o’clock from Sandy Branch Camp Ground in the presence of about 1500 sympathizing relatives and friends, conducted by Rev. F.W. SPICER, of Odin, Presiding Elder of their District of the M.E. church South. The text used was taken from 2 Samuel 3:38, "Know ye not that a Prince and a Great Man has fallen this day in Israel." A Memorial Service was then held in which Rev. J.W. WILLIS of this city, Rev. S.B. BASCOM of Farina; Rev. LAWRENCE of LaClede; Revs. Ross and Perry DeLAIN of Alma; Rev. McCARTNEY of Odin; Rev. NICELER of Loogootee; Rev. LINDSLEY of Patoka and others responded with fond and loving memories of this great and beautiful life, so filled with thoughts and deeds of good for others and the body tenderly laid to rest in Sandy Branch Cemetery. A good man’s life is a benediction to any community. A good man’s death may also become such, for it calls the attention of the people to the certainty of death and helps men to take an inventory of their own lives. Mr. BALLANCE was a man quiet and unassuming, a man of faith and prayer and good works. For over forty years he was a minister of the Gospel, faithful and true in all the details of his work. He did not spare himself, but gave liberally of his time and talents to establish the work committed to this care. No task was too hard to make if he felt it to be in the path of duty and God’s will. His Bible has been sought through for special messages, but there are hundreds of them which he has underscored and emphasized by some marginal notation. He fought a good fight. He battled in the great cause of moral and spiritual uplift of the community in which he lived. Beginning such a career in young manhood he persisted through long years till ill health overtook him and still he fought the good fight, nor did he lay his armor down until the victory was won. He finished the course and triumphed. He keep the faith and now he has received the crown. His was a life of service well performed, ever endeavoring to follow the footsteps of his beloved Master and Savior. Almost his last utterance and one of love and charity for others. Rev. BALLANCE in Masonic life exemplified the principles of the great Order which requires that one should live this life as to deserve immorality at the hands of the Grand Master of the Universe. His attendance at lodge was always welcome and helpful; he took a great interest and was held in high esteem by the brethren. The life, the works, the death of this good man needs no encomium. He lived in accordance with his Master’s will and was ready when the summons came to answer his Master’s call. Only lessons of good pointing to a higher and nobler life are to be gained from him. The harvest of such a life! Who can measure!? Only eternity will reveal it. To the family he has left a benediction that will be sweet through all the coming years , and in this community he has left a happy influence that will abide forever. (A picture accompanied this obituary.)
- Alma Express: School began Tuesday, Sept. 1st, with T.B. McCARTAN principal; Mrs. Zella SMITH, intermediate; Miss Pearl McCARTY, primary; and M.A. COLBY, janitor and truant officer.
- Alma Express: Mark ROSS, formerly of Alma, but now of Hammond, Ind., and Miss MARTIN of Chicago, were united in marriage of Wednesday, Sept. 2nd at the home of the bride in Chicago. They will go on an extended wedding trip to New York City. Later they will visit the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. ROSS of Alma.
- Alma Express: The three Sunday schools, Baptist, Methodist and Christian, will give a picnic Saturday, Sept. 5, at Bilek’s bridge, north of town.
- Alma Express: Green Ridge school will begin on Monday, Sept. 7th, with Misss Anna MAZANEK as teacher.
- Miss Anna DAYKIN of Taylorville, is visiting in this city with her sister, Mrs. Harry FILSON.
- Mrs. Kate BOYCE left Thursday for Germantown, Minn., to spend the winter with her son, Chas. BOYCE and family.
- Mrs. Mable BARTON of Little Rock, Ark. arrived in this city Saturday morning to visit her mother, Mrs. Lavina NEAVILL.
- Mrs. J.H. COATS of Center Point, Ind., returned home Tuesday morning after a visit here with her daughter, Mrs. H.C. BUZZARD and husband.
- Harry DUNKLE and wife returned to their home in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday after a visit here with her mother, Mrs. Mary ROBB and family.
- Harry JOHNSON, wife and little daughter, of Pueblo, Colo., arrived in this city Saturday morning to spend a month with his mother, Mrs. A.J. JOHNSON and other relatives and friends.
- Miss Evelyn KILLIE left Wednesday morning for Wagoner, Okla. where she will be employed in the schools this winter.
- The corps of teachers this school year of the Kinmundy Public Schools is as follows:
Superintendent: E.V. LATHAM; Assistant - Gus A. SPITZE; Principal - Laura E. FISHER; Grades 7th and 8th - Pauline J. BAGOTT; Grade 6th - Martha WALKER; Grade 4th and 5th - Elsie ROHRBOUGH; Grade 3rd - Ruth DOOLEN; Grade 2nd - Fannie EAGAN; Grade 1st - Mary SHRIVER.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent June 12, 1896:
+ James W. BLAKESLEE is home from Champaign where he recently graduated with honors from the Illinois University.
Sept. 10, 1914:
- PARRILL-BAYLES Wedding: Last Wednesday evening at nine o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.B. BAYLES occurred the marriage of their daughter, Jewel GORDIN to Mr. LaRue PARRILL, of Farina, Ill. Marching to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march which was played by Miss Hazel BAYLES, a cousin of the bride, the wedding party took their places under a canopy of white which was banked by ferns and palms. Miss Jennie WILDMAN, of Prophetstown was maid of honor and Dalla BAYLES acted as best man. The Misses Vesta BAYLES and Fern NEEDHAM were flower girls. Mildred YAGER acted as ring bearer carrying the ring on a white carnation. The groom was dressed in conventual black. Rev. McNAMER of Prophetstown, read the services which made them man and wife. During the ceremony, Miss BAYLES played very softly a selection from Schubert. After congratulations a two course wedding supper was served and immediately after the young couple left for a wedding trip after which they will start housekeeping on the groom’s farm. The bride is well known in and around Prophetstown as she has been a successful school teacher for the past two years. The groom is an ambitious and prosperous farmer and both have a host of friends who extend congratulations. (Prophetstown Echo, Wednesday, Sept. 2)
- REESE-WAINSCOTT: On Sept. 4th, at nine o’clock p.m. at the M.E. South parsonage in this city, occurred the marriage of Mr. Jesse REESE and Miss Elsie WAINSCOTT both residing northwest of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. COLE accompanied the young couple as they were trying to surprise their friends. They are of the best young people of the northwest district and have many friends who wish them a long and happy life. They will be at home to their friends at the old WAINSCOTT homestead five miles northwest of this city.
- K.C. ROHRBOUGH Drowned Sunday; Another Human Life has paid the toll demanded by the Gray Silent Waters of I.C. Lake: Frank Charles ROHRBOUGH, only son of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. ROHRBOUGH, was drowned Sunday afternoon at about 4 o’clock, in what is known as the old swimming place in the northwest portion of the I.C.R.R. lake. The catastrophe is one of the oddest that ever occurred in this community. Doubly sad is it because of its suddenness and the dark veil mystery surrounding it. At about 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Frank, who had come down from Champaign that morning to visit Sunday and Monday with his parents, went with Eugene PRUETT, over ____ car stationed on the C. & E.I. _______ and occupied by a number of ________ men who are making a physical _____tion of the C. & E.I. for the Interstate Commerce Commission. After visiting in the car for awhile, _____ of the boys, Frank ROHRBOUGH, Eugene PRUETT, C.M. FULLER, J.H. _________, C.P. FLETCHER, F.H. GROSS, George BARGH started down the _______ for a swim in the Illinois Central lake. Six of the seven were graduates of the University of Illinois. On arriving at the lake, two boats were secured, and three of the boys put on bathing suits. All then rowed up to the swimming place. Soon all were _______ bathing except Frank and FULLER, neither whom was able to swim. After the other boys had been in the water about ten minutes however, FULLER and Frank also went in, Frank being the last to enter. Both stayed in ______ water. It was perhaps about ten or fifteen minutes later that one of the boys suggested they all get out; and almost simultaneously another asked, "Where is Frank?" He had been seen about two or three minutes before, but now he was gone. Repeated calls from the embankment failed to bring a response. The search was then continued with all the thoroughness _________ efficiently possible. Meanwhile the outcries had brought many persons who were fishing in various parts of the lake. Some of these hastened off to secure help. With the aid from town came better means for searching the body and it was soon located in the water about fifteen feet deep, and brought to the surface by Acie WAGGONER. Dr. Hugo MILLER arrived on the scene just as the body was taken from the water and for 35 minutes an effort was made to resuscitate it, but without success. There was never a sound, a splash, _______ or other movement to even suggest that Frank was in trouble. No one saw him go under. His presence _______ simply missed. He was stealthily, ______ snatched away by an unseen ______ uncanny, unreal, powerful _______ pitiless, and knowing no satiation _____ the satisfaction of its own ruthless demands. If there had been any struggle his life would undoubtedly have been saved, as there were several good swimmers at the party. The mystery of his ______ is and will forever be with_____ solution. One theory advanced _______ he plunged off a step-off and by some means became unconscious and made no struggle, and did not come to the surface. An inquest was held by Frank O. _______, Coroner of Marion County, Monday morning, accidental drowning" the verdict of the jury. Frank Charles ROHRBOUGH, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi C. ROHRBOUGH, was born in Garden City, Kansas, Dec. 16, 1891, and gave up this life at Kinmundy, Sept. 6, 1914, at the age of 22 years, 8 months, and 21 days. As a child of three he came with his parents to Kinmundy. He commenced what was to prove a brilliant educational training by entering the public school of Kinmundy in 1898, but he finished this first school year at Champaign. From there he attended school in Peoria for three years; followed by three years at Champaign. The family then returned to Kinmundy and Frank attended the High School. He graduated with honors in the Class of 1908, at the age of 16 years. The family next removed to DuQuoin, Ill., It was the ambition of his parents to equip Frank with a good education, but as it was impossible for him to enter the University of Illinois as a Freshman because of his age, he attended the DuQuoin High School, arrived Senior work and graduated in the Class of 1909. The following year he entered the University of Illinois at Champaign, Urbana, and pursued the study of Civil Engineering. He graduated in 1913 with the highest honors awarded by the College of Engineering. During his Junior year he was elected to membership in the Tau Beta Pi fraternity, an honorary engineering fraternity which selects its members solely on the basis of scholarship. After graduation he entered the employment of his uncle, L.B. KING, of Champaign, and engaged in concrete construction work. He continued in this capacity in the time of his death. He was a member of B.P. O. Elks, 398 Champaign, Ill., and had recently been elected a member of the Masonic lodge in Kinmundy but he had never taken any for the degrees. Those who remain to mourn the irreparable loss are his heart-broken, father and mother, two fond sisters, Misses Elsie and Ethelyn, two grandmothers, Mrs. A.M. ROHRBOUGH of this city, and Mrs. Harriett KING of Champaign; four uncles, Chas. B. ROHRBOUGH, of Kinmundy; Chas. W. KING of Champaign; W.E. KING of Salt Lake City, and L.B. KING of Champaign; three aunts, Mrs. W.M. MORGAN of Denver, Mrs. F.C. WARDALL of Chicago; and Mrs. E. WORMLEY of Kinmundy; several cousins and friends and acquaintances without number. Frank was taken away in the bloom of young manhood at a time when the possibilities of a profitable and happy life, and a successful business career were exceptionally brilliant. To one so well trained and so mentally fitted the future held out a promise rich and assuring, and which can now be viewed only in said contemplation. Strong and self reliant and believing in his own convictions, he nevertheless was always willing and glad to help another. He scorned the pessimistic and was continually reaching out for the bright and cheerful. To know Frank was to admire and appreciate him. Appreciation of his pure worth came easily and naturally and yet with striking force to all his acquaintances. He was always the same, the same in manner, the same in attitude, the same in ideas, and withal, the same in pleasing, compatible personality. The funeral service was held in the First Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock conducted by Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON assisted by Rev. J.W. WILLIS. The church was crowded with sorrowing friends and relatives and it was probably the largest crowd ever assembled in this church to attend a funeral. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery.
- A ten pound baby boy arrived at the home of Ashley HOLADAY and wife, at West York, Ill., Saturday Sept. 5th. The mother was formerly Miss Iva WARREN of this city.
- Mrs. Sarah E. FISH of Topeka, Kan., died Tuesday at the age of almost 70 years. She was the widow of the late Wm. FISH, former residents of this place. She has not been back her for 35 years. The body will arrive here _______________________.
- Items Copied from the Files of the Kinmundy Independent June 12, 1896:
+ Postmaster NIRIDER and Pastor BOSTWICK, the famous nimrods of this city, were out Monday to slay all squirrels in the county and surrounding territory.
+ A three year old daughter of Marion ELDER and wife died last Friday at 2 o’clock p.m. The funeral occurred the following day at 1 p.m. at the residence two miles west of Kinmundy.
+ Mrs. Wm. McADOO died at her home one mile east of this city last Sunday at 2 o’clock p.m. The funeral occurred Monday at 11 o’clock conducted by Rev. Wm. SIMER and the remains interred in the old Wilson cemetery. A husband and six children are left to mourn their loss.
+ They call Web ALLEN "Rip Van Winkle" now. It is said he made a date with his best girl to take her to church a recent Sunday evening. He then went home to take a nap and did not wake up until long after the church hour.
+ Miss Irene DENNISON has been re-employed as a teacher in the Salem schools.
+ Mrs. R.H. FINKE went to Champaign Monday to witness the graduation exercises at the University of Illinois. James W. BLAKESLEE, her brother was one of the graduates.
+ The Alma school board has employed Ransom McCARTY as principal and Mis Anna MENEELEY as primary teacher.
Sept. 17, 1914:
- ROOSEVELT-ROBINS Day: Friday, Sept. 25th, will be ROOSEVELT and ROBINS Day in Centralia and a large crowd from this and adjoining counties is expected to be present and see and hear the Ex-President. The meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. and many Kinmundy people are preparing to be in attendance. This will probably be the only chance to see Teddy this campaign.
- Alma Express: George SMITH of Chicago spent Thursday with his brother H.P. SMITH and family.
- Alma Express: Harvey and Joe BASSETT and Foster ARMSTRONG of Patoka are at Alma this week in the pear business.
- Alma Express: John McCULLOUGH of Sesser was the guest of his sister, Mrs. O. SEE, last Monday.
- Alma Express: The news of the death of Frank BLURTON of St. Elmo was received at Alma the first of the week, Mr. BLURTON was for years a resident of Alma.
- Alma Express: Work has commenced on a large crop of Keiffer pears this week. With a shortage of cars for shipments, prices opening at 75 cents to 85 cents per bushel.
- Alma Express: The Happy Hollow school commenced Monday, Sept. 7 with John KAGY as teacher. Also the Allmon school with Miss Grace JOHNSON as teacher.
- O.P. VALLOW received the news of the death of his brother, George VALLOW, of Wakens, Cal., which occurred Sept. 5, following a surgical operation a few days before. He had been in ill health for some time. The deceased was quite well known here as this was formerly his home.
- Mrs. F.J. MINER left Thursday morning for Hiawatha, Kan., to visit her parents. Fred left Sunday morning for Charlotte, Mich. where he is employed. They have been __________.
- A Former Kinmundyan: Mrs. Sarah E. NEAVILL FISH was born in Jefferson county, Ind., on Sept. 10, 1845, and departed this life at her home in Topeka, Kansas, Sept. 8, 1914, aged 69 years, 11 months and 28 days. Her husband and one child preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure one son, W.R. FISH, of Topeka, two sisters, Artemicia NEAVILL RAY of Tonti, Ill., and Talitha NEAVILL MOODY, New Mexico; one brother, Chas. M. NEAVILL of Kinmundy, and many other relatives and friends. The deceased has been a very active member of the church for many years and remained faithful to her trust till the last when she was called to mansions above. The body, accompanied by her son and wife, arrived in this city last Thursday afternoon and was conveyed to the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. NEAVILL, where it remained till Friday afternoon, when a short burial service was held in the M.E. church conducted by Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON, after which interment was made in Evergreen cemetery. Mrs. FISH was a former resident of Kinmundy and was well known by many of the older residents. Many attended the burial service to pay the last tribute of respect to a departed friend. Those out of town in attendance at the burial service were Henry RAY and wife and Mrs. Allen COPE, of Tonti; Jas. F., Frank and Thos. NEAVILL, of St. Louis; Jed HARPSTER and wife, and John NEAVILL and wife of St. Peter.
- ROBB-CONANT: On Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13, 1914, at four o’clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eli CONANT, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Nellie, to Mr. Mack ROBB, Rev. J.W. WILLIS of the M.E. Church South officiating. After the ceremony the large number of relatives and friends were invited to the dining room where a bountiful dinner was served and which was enjoyed by all especially "Bob" ROBB and Rev. WILLIS. The couple was presented with many beautiful and useful presents. The bride resides about eight miles northwest of this city and is held in high esteem by her many friends in the community in which she lives. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. R.C. ROBB, and is a splendid young man and prosperous farmer. Their many friends join in wishing them a long and happy life.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Independent, May 29, 1896:
+ Monday afternoon as Mrs. Myron DEIWERT, accompanied by her little daughters, Mabel and Stella, and Mrs. Zard FROST and daughter Gail were driving in a surry near the Dennison place, the horse became frightened and ran away. It ran the surry up a high embankment and threw all the occupants out except Gail FROST and Mrs. DEIWERT. The latter, holding tightly to one line - the other having been broken was pulled over the dash board, but ran the horse into a wire fence and brought it to a halt. None of the parties were injured except Mrs. DEIWERT, whose left shoulder was severely sprained and her face considerably scratched.
+ Uncle Simpkin DOWNS quietly passed to his reward at 1:30 this morning at the age of 69 years, 6 months, and 21 days.
Sept. 24, 1914:
- GILLAN-BURLING: On Tuesday, Sept. 15, at high noon occurred the marriage of Miss Mamie BURLING, a former Kinmundy girl to Mr. Hugh GILLAN at St. Patrick’s church, Chicago; the groom being well known on the I.C. as engineer. The bridal party consisted of Mrs. Jno. BRADFORD, waiting on the bride and Wm. J. ROONEY attending the groom. A wedding breakfast was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo EAGAN. After a short stay in ?Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. GILLAN will be at their home in Champaign.
- Alma Express: A pie supper was given Saturday evening at Happy Hollow school house for benefit of a school library.
- Alma Express: Miss Anna ROBERTS left for Great Falls, Mont. Friday to finish her work in the Deaconess Home. She will stop several weeks in Chicago with her sister, Mrs. Harry MILLARD.
- Alma Express: Roy HARVEY, Foster ARMSTRONG, Ernest WILLIAMS, Walker CALDWELL, R. E. GREGORY, and Harvey BASSETT were among the Centralia Fair visitors last week.
- Alma Express: Wm. HESTER received a judgement of $250 in settlement of his $500 suit against the I.C.R.R. for a car of peaches refused at Mattoon.
- Alma Express: H.P. WINKS was in St. Louis Wednesday rushing in several carloads of baskets for pear picking last Wednesday.
- Mrs. Thos. SWEARINGER and daughter Miss Ruth left Friday evening for Danville to make their future home where Mr. S. has employment.
- Mrs. C.A. McMEEN and little daughter, Julia, of Jonesville, Ark., visited here last week with her sister, Mrs. Joseph TELFORD and family.
- Rev. Geo. S. CONANT and family left Thursday morning for Dix where George will assume his duties as pastor of the M.E. church South. Geo. is a young minister of ability and we wish him success in his new home.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Independent, Oct. 30, 1879:
+ Died at the residence of his father-in-law, Geo. W. RAY, Sept. 26, 1879, Mr. Newton SEE, aged 29 years and 14 days.
+ W.H. WHITE is pushing the new addition to his wagon and carriage factory forward.
+ Miss Maria MAHON commences her school at the Swift school house next Monday.
Oct. 1, 1914:
- A Burglar in Town: For the first time in many months, Kinmundy was visited by a real burglar early Tuesday morning. The fellow or fellows broke into the C. & E.I. depot and there broke open a cash drawer and secured something like one dollar in small change, but left the pennies. Entrance was made in to NIRIDER’s Drug Store by breaking one of the small front windows with a small iron bar. There the fellow secured a small amount of change from the cash register a few safety razors, a German dictionary and some other articles amounting to a small outlay of cash. HUBERT’s restaurant was also entered by breaking the little glass in the front. Here a very small amount of cash was secured, but he took several plated spoons from the kitchen. Here he made a thorough search, even going into the refrigerator. About 4:30 Marshal FLANNIGAN discovered the fellow in the drug store, but was unable to hold him there till he could get help and the fellow escaped from the broken window in the front and ran south with the Marshal following. The marshal fired twice at the fellow as he was running, but neither shot had a tendency to stop his flight. In many respects it was a very lucky robbery, as not much of value was taken and no one was hurt.
- Farina Lady Died Suddenly: Monday morning about 11 o’clock Mrs. Charles J. BARBEE, of Farina, dropped dead while on the porch at her home. We are informed that Mrs. BARBEE had just completed the weekly washing and was enjoying the best of health so far as was known. Mrs. BARBEE was one of the highly respected ladies of that village and had resided there for many years. She leaves a husband, three sons, Dr. Merle, Earl, and Frank, and one daughter, Mrs. Shirley OSBORN.
- Harry CHEEDLE and wife left Thursday for Clifton, Ill., where they expect to reside.
- Miss Matilda HELLER has returned home from Fairfield to visit her mother, Mrs. C.J. HELLER.
- Harry JOHNSON, wife and daughter left this morning for their home in Pueblo, Colo., after spending a month here with his mother, Mrs. A. JOHNSON and other relatives and friends.
- R.D. COCKRELL, who has been spending a few days here with his parents, Clabe COCKRELL and family left Sunday night for Chicago to visit his brother, Chas. C., before returning to his home in Vinita, Okla.
- Chas. WARREN and wife motored here from Willow Hill Monday and visited his brother, Harry who is sick.
- Alma Express: Mrs. Emma BRUNK, of Toledo, Wash., was the guest several days last week with her former pupil, Mrs. E.G. FORD and family.
- Alma Express: Mrs. Ralph A. HARTMAN returned Saturday to her home in Pittsburg, Kan., after a several weeks visit with her parents, G.R. SEE.
- Alma Express: Miss Anna MAZANEK, teacher at Green Ridge, will give a pie supper at her school house next Friday night, Oct. 2. Everybody is invited.
- Alma Express: The Citizen’s Bank was broken into again Friday night. The entrance was made by the front door. It is supposed the burglars were frightened away as no attempt was made to open the safe.
- Alma Express: Mrs. Anna LAUGHLIN and baby of Chicago, are visiting north of town with her parents, August SPOKAN and wife.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Independent, April 20, 1893:
+ Miss Kate GROVE has gone to Carbondale to attend the Southern Illinois Normal.
+ Fred SONGER has lately purchased a new safety bicycle, and is fast becoming an expert wheelman.
+ J.F. DONOVAN, the newly elected mayor, served the city in that capacity from 1881 to 1891, without intermission, this being the sixth time he had been elected to that office. He is a lawyer, real estate broker, President of the Souther Illinois Immigration and Improvement Association and an Assistant Inspector General of the Grand Army of the Republic and will give the city another hustling administration.
+ W.W. NEIL, the treasurer elect is the popular furniture man and undertaker. He has filled the same office before and served a term or two as city clerk; is in every way qualified for the position and will again handle the city’s finances in an acceptable manner.
+ J.W. HAWORTH, the new city clerk, is a son of ex-mayor J.C. HAWORTH. He is just of age and this is his first entry into politics or any other public service. He has had considerable experience in business and has taken a course in commercial college and is a splendid scribe and will make a first class clerk in a ditto town.
+ A.M. ALLEN, alderman elect for first ward, is the genial wood-butcher, who served the constituency of that precinct in the same capacity prior to his removal in Alabama, and will again win new laurels by standing up for no-license, progress and prosperity in the city legislature.
+ A.M. YOUNG, re-elected in the second ward, is the enterprising hardware man, held the office treasurer for two years prior to his election as alderman, in which he has served two years with distinction to himself and honor to his constituents and will do so again. He is also an advocate of no license.
+ Martin JERNIGAN, who has just been elected alderman of the third ward without opposition, is the genial old gardener and fruit grower, who will soon be supplying the market with asparagus and early vegetables, has served the people of the banner no license ward in the same capacity a number of years.
+ Miss Susie DAVIS went to St. Louis Monday with her niece, Miss Jessie HOWER, who will spend the summer with her father, A. HOWER, in the Southwest. She expects to make the trip alone from St. Louis to Sedalia.
+ G. FENSTER is giving his restaurant it’s annual overhauling, repapering and painting and renovating throughout determined to keep fully up with the times.
Oct. 8, 1914:
- Marriage a Surprise: Miss Anna, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. BAGOTT, gave her many friends a surprise Tuesday this week when they received the following notices: "Mr. and Mrs. W.W. BAGOTT announce the marriage of their daughter Miss Ann, to Mr. Bert GUBBINS at Centralia, Illinois, Monday, Sept. 7th". For several weeks the bride has been employed in the millinery department of Songer & Brown’s and had last Saturday night she resigned her position and her husband came up from Centralia and they visited over Sunday with her parents south of town. After returning to Centralia Monday, they mailed out their announcements, much to the surprise of all. Mr. GUBBINS is employed on the Daily Sentinel and they will make Centralia their home.
- Will Celebrate 50th Wedding: On Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1914, from 2 to 4 p.m., Mr. and Mrs. W.S. ROSS of Alma, will be at home to their friends in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. They will be pleased to meet their many friends on this occasion.
- Kinmundy Boy Married: Mr. William M. ANDERSON, son of Mrs. B. ANDERSON of this city, and Miss Sara WATSON of Savannah, Ga., were united in marriage at high noon on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco, Cal. by Rev. Father RAMM. The groom is well known in Kinmundy, and is now employed by the Illinois Central Railroad Company as Traveling Freight and Passenger Agent out of San Francisco where they will make their home. About ten or twelve years ago, Will left Kinmundy after completing a course in short hand, went to Chicago and has advanced to his present position. His many Kinmundy friends are pleased to hear of his success and extend congratulations.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Independent, March 9, 1893:
+ C.A. TATE died yesterday after a brief illness and will be taken to Jefferson county for burial.
+ W.D. REYNOLDS, the popular young photographer, is announced in this issue as a candidate for Alderman of the first ward, subject to the vote of the people.
+ The wife of John PRATER, residing on ROTAN’s farm west of town, died yesterday and was buried today, leaving six small children, the youngest being about a week old.
+ Extensive preparations are being made for the organization of a Knights of Pythias Lodge in Kinmundy tomorrow night. Large delegations are expected to be here from Centralia, Effingham and Vandalia, and at the close of the ceremonies a grand banquet will be served by Fred BROOKS, manager of the Squire’s House.
+ J.R. YOUNKIN is announced in this issue as a candidate for re-election of the Justice of the Peace for Kinmundy twp. which position he has acceptably filled for the past four years.
+ W.H. ALLEN and little son, of Genesco, Ill., arrived in Kinmundy Tuesday evening on a visit to relatives and friends in this city. Mr. ALLEN was at one time Superintendent of the Kinmundy public school.
+ Samuel DOLL, of this place, has just secured a patent on a new device for a windmill to furnish power for pumps or other furnish power for pumps or other running machinery. The plan appears to be practical and we hope there may be millions in it for the genial young inventor.
+ While in Effingham, Tuesday, we met Dr. George Darwin PREWETT, formerly of this place, who is practicing medicine there and prescribing "a sure cure for the liquor habit". With a dozen or more saloons in full blast he certainly has a rich field to labor in that line.
+ Thomas EVANS, a well known farmer, died at his home northwest of this city last Monday and was buried on Tuesday.
Oct. 15, 1914:
- Old Resident Dies: Jerome C. MORGAN, a veteran of the Civil War and a resident of Shelbyville for many years, died at the family residence in the west part of the city at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon after an extended illness from a complication of diseases. The funeral was held from the Moulton Methodist Church at 2:30 Friday afternoon with burial at Glenwood. Cyrus Hall Post, G.A.R. of which he was a member, had charge of the burial while the funeral was conducted by Rev. Abner CLARKE. The deceased was born in Tennessee March 5, 1844, and left that state in 1863. He located in Irvington, Montgomery Co., and then enlisted in the Union army as a private in Company A, 47th Illinois Infantry where he served until the close of the war and was then mustered out. Locating in Shelbyville he spent the remainder of his life here, living honorably and enjoying the esteem of his fellowmen. He was for many years a member of the Moulton Methodist church and for a long time was teacher of the men’s bible class of the Sunday school. He is survived by his heart-broken wife, one son, Henry MORGAN, of Kansas, and two daughters, Mrs. Fred HARP, of Decatur, and Mis Stella MORGAN, who resides at home. (The Shelbyville Daily Union.) Mr. MORGAN was a resident of Kinmundy for a few years and has many friends here.
- Alma Express: The marriage of Miss Anna BAGGOTT youngest daughter of Wm. BAGGOT near Pleasant Grove Church to Bert GUBBINS of Centralia was announced. The affair was a surprise to all friends and relatives. Alma friends wish them well.
- Alma Express: H.H. BLACK of Chippeway Falls, is at the Graves Hotel this week super intending his cider storage for vinegar.
- Alma Express: Neil McCARTY, John and Chester FORD spent Sunday at home from Kinmundy where they are attending High School.
- SCHWABE-DAVIS: Mr. Ora SCHWABE of Farina, and Miss Leona DAVIS of this city, were married in Salem on Thursday of last week. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.G. SCHWABE, Sr. of Farina and is now employed as telegraph operator for the B. & O. in Indiana. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. DAVIS of this city and has a large circle of young friends. After the ceremony the young couple returned in her home and spent a few days. The many friends and relatives of this happy young couple with them success and happiness thru life’s journey.
- J.W. WHITTENBERG and wife visited in Richview Saturday night and Sunday with his aged mother, who had been seriously ill for several days and passed away on Monday.
- Mrs. A.J. JOHNSON and J.W. WHITTENBURG and family went to Richview Tuesday evening to attend the funeral of Mr. WHITTENBURG’s mother, who died Monday.
- H.C. BUSSARD has sold the Kinmundy bakery to Geo. HUBERT, who will continue the business at the present location. The business will be in charge of John FRENCH and Bryan HOWELL, who are both excellent bakers. Miss Flossie HARRIS will continue to look after the local trade. Mr. BUSSARD and wife left Tuesday for Washington, Ind., their old home, where they will have charge of a much larger concern. Their many Kinmundy friends wish them much success.
- GARRETT-QUINN: Mr. James GARRETT and Miss Berneice QUINN, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents in Lafayette, Ill., Monday, Oct. 5th 1914, at five o’clock p.m. in the presence of a number of relatives and friends. The bride and groom are both graduates of University of Illinois. The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben GARRETT of this city, and has many friends who extend congratulations. They will make their home in Brooklyn, N.Y., where the groom has a good position.
- MORRIS-ROBB: Wm. MORRIS and Mrs. Mary ROBB were quietly married at the residence of and by Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, 1914, at 8 o’clock. They are both highly respected and well known citizens, the groom being vice president of the First National Bank, and a retired farmer. They expect to make their home in the C.E. DAVENPORT property in the north part of town. Their many friends extend congratulations.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Journal, Aug. 10, 1899:
+ A.E. MEDLEY’s evaporator is now running full blast and working about thirty hands. The supply of apples is larger than at first supposed.
+ Mrs. Thos. POWELL, who was recently operated on for cancer of the breast by Dr. CAMERER, is fast improving.
+ Clark CABANIS is expecting to be notified to report for duty at Carterville, at any time, where a troop of national guards is still held.
Oct. 22, 1914:
- Farmer Attempted Suicide: Walter KING, residing about 8 miles east of this city, attempted suicide early Tuesday morning by cutting his throat with a razor. He has been afflicted for some time and was in the hospital several weeks receiving treatment. When found by his wife Tuesday morning he was sitting in the barn trying to complete the job with the razor and the blood was flowing freely. Dr. BOSTON, of Oskaloosa, passed thru Kinmundy, Tuesday evening in his auto with the unfortunate man enroute __________.
- Ben H. CRAIG wrote from the U.S. Navy English Coast. U.S. Navy Men are cautioned not to write war news home. (*)
- George Henry VALLOW: George Henry VALLOW of Waukena, well known in Tulare county, died at the sanatarium in Hanford, Cal., Sept. 5, 1914. Mr. VALLOW was born in Indiana March 2, 1868. When about 6 years of age the family moved to Kinmundy, Ill., where he lived until 1889 when he went to Chicago. Here he was married in 1894. In 1897 he moved with his family to Columbus Junction, Iowa, and there engaged in the mercantile business. In 1909 he came to Waukena. Mr. VALLOW was converted at 16 years of age, joining the Methodist church, of which he remained a member until 1909, when he became a member of the Pentecostal church of the Nazarene. Mr. VALLOW was an upright citizen, a kind and indulgent husband and father, a consistent Christian. His last work was in connection with the building of the little Nazarene church at Waukena. He was Sunday school superintendent and also a licensed preacher. His character was above reproach. He leaves behind a wife, two daughters, and three sons to mourn his taking away. But they weep not as they who have no hope. (The Daily Tulare Register, Tulare, Cal.) George VALLOW was a former Kinmundy boy and a brother of O.P. VALLOW of this place.
- Eli CONANT Passed Away: Eli CONANT, son of John B. and Mary B. CONANT, was born in Marion Co., Ill., Oct. 11, 1870, and departed this life at his home in Foster twp., Oct. 14, 1914, heart trouble being the cause. He was 44 years and 3 days of age. On July 2, 1892, he was united in marriage to Miss Valinda OWENS and to this union six children were born, three sons and three daughters: Mrs. Elma HARVEY, Mrs. Velma LAWRENCE, Mrs. Nellie ROBB, Elvin, Marvin and Willie CONANT, all living at or near the old home. He also leaves his loving companion, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 5 sisters and a host of other relatives and friends. He was a good neighbor, a loving husband, a kind and affectionate father, well known by all as the greater part of his life had been spent in this community. The funeral services were held at his home six miles west of this city, on Friday morning at ten o’clock, conducted by Rev. J.W. WILLIS, interment in Sandy Branch cemetery.
- Miss Irene SEE, who is teaching school near Salem, spent Sunday here with her parents.
- Andrew JACKSON has returned home from a two weeks visit in Plainview, Tex., with his father, J.H. JACKSON and family.
- Alma Express: Mrs. Frank PURCELL went Friday to Danville, for a visit with her brother, Dr. J.P. WILSON and family. She will also visit relatives in Chicago, before her return.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Journal, ________, 1899:
+ Dr. F.S. SONGER, of this city, has received notice of the fact that he has been appointed assistant surgeon with the rank of lieutenant in the 5th Illinois National Guard. The appointment was secured through the efforts of Maj. J.C. CABANIS. Dr. is fully capable and worthy of the place and we are glad to see him get it.
+ Last Thursday Miss Belle ALLEN was removed from Flora to this place. While bringing her from the C. & E.I. depot in a carriage, the team being driven became frightened and came very near running away. In Miss ALLEN’s condition and her recent experience, it was a great shock to her and completely prostrated her for the time, but she is now recovered and getting along nicely.
+ Miss Lydia EAGAN and John E. MERZ, of Salem, are to be married at the residence of the bride’s uncle and aunt, W.B. EAGAN and wife in this city this evening. Miss EAGAN is a former resident of this city, having until the past five years resided with Mr. and Mrs. EAGAN. Both contracting parties are prominent young people of Salem, and have the best wishes of all who know them.
Oct. 29, 1914:
- Farmers’ Institute Grand Success; The estimated attendance for the three days over 7000: The annual session of the Marion County Farmers’ Institute, for the second year, was held in Kinmundy last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It was the most successful meeting of the kind ever held in the county, and the three days attendance is estimated at over 7000 people. The weather was just right and could not have been better for the event. The crowds were orderly and all seemed to enjoy the occasion and spoke words of praise for the successful meeting. The exhibitors in all departments were much larger than those of last year and the fine fruit, corn, vegetables, etc., showed no indication of a drought the past season. Some of these exhibits were as fine as could be seen at the Illinois or any other state fair. The Household Science Department of the Institute had a very large and beautiful exhibit. The ladies are to be highly commended for their efficient and untiring labors in making their part of the meeting such a grand success. The business session of the meeting was held at 1 p.m. and the officers elected for the ensuing year were as follows: Albert COFFIN, Alma - President; E.H. FRASER, Salem - Vice President; W.M. LECKRONE, Salem - Secretary; F.J. NIRIDER, Kinmundy - Treasurer; J.T. BROWN, Kinmundy - Delegate to the State meeting. In the Household Science Department Mrs. F.S. SONGER of Kinmundy, was elected President, and Mrs. W.H. SHRIVER of Kinmundy, Secretary. The following is a complete list of the prize winners in all the departments: Horses & Mules: 1st 1914 Mule - Henry JACKSON; 2nd 1914 Mule - G.A. CONANT; 3rd 1914 Mule - Thos. FIELDS; 1st Yearling Mule - H.W. SEE, Jr.; 1st 2 year old Mule - J.L. BALLANCE; 2nd 2 year old Mule - J.L. BALLANCE; 1st Mule 3 years or over - T.E. ROBB; 2nd Mule 3 years or over - T.E. ROBB; 3rd Mule 3 years or over - Paul SEE; 1st Mule Team - T.E. ROBB; 2nd Mule Team - J.L. BALLANCE; 3rd Mule Team - Paul SEE; 1st Pony Colt - M.S. KNISELY; 2nd Pony Colt - Frank REESE; 3rd Pony Colt - L. WAINSCOTT; 1st Yearling Pony - Myrtle HILL; 2nd Yearling Pony-Eva SEE; 3rd Yearling Pony - Doc ATKINS; 1st Pony Turnout - N.J. ROBNETT; 2nd Pony Turnout - C.A. HEICHER; 3rd Pony Turnout - Myrtle HILL; 1st Saddle Pony - N.J. ROBNETT; Grade Draft: 1st 1914 Colt - E.G. FORD; 2nd 1914 Colt - Martin METZGER; 3rd 1914 Colt - Fred HEADLEY; 1st Yearling - E.R. HEADLEY; 2nd Yearling - Eli ROBB; 3rd Yearling - J.B. TANKERSLEY; 1st 2 year old - E.G. FORD; 2nd 2 year old - E.G. FORD; 3rd 2 year old - J.N. EMBSER; 1st 3 years or over - J.C. LAMBORN; 2nd 3 years or over - Frank REESE; 3rd 3 years or over - R.C. BRASEL; 1st team in harness - Frank REESE; 2nd team in harness - J.C. LAMBORN (*)
- Act of Heroism: Acts of heroism are always admired and to encourage this spirit in the human breast. Andrew Carnegie, the Steel King of the United States, has set aside a portion of his cash to bestow medals upon those who perform these acts. The Herald believes that Jackson county has within her bounds a young lady who is entitled to one of these medals. The story of her heroic act is not one which was prompted by great excitement and before a large audience of admirers who lent encouraging applause, but in the quiet, only children were present. The heroine is Miss Alice MEEKS, who is teaching the Koop school on the Edna-Vanderbilt Road. Week before last a venomous snake bit one of her pupils. Medical aid was miles away and some thing had to be done at once or the poison would soon permeate the child’s system and probably cause death. Miss MEEKS applied her lips to the wound and drew the poison into her own mouth. Other precautions were also resorted to, but the drawing of the poison from the wound is what saved the child. Fortunately, she suffered no bad results from the act. (Edna, Texas Herald, Thursday, Oct. 15). Miss Alice MEEKS is the daughter of W.H. MEEKS and wife formerly of this city, and her many friends congratulate her on her act of heroism.
- Henry BRIMBERRY, who has been seriously ill the past three weeks, died at his home in this city Tuesday night at 6:30. The body was taken to Riffle, Clay county, Wednesday, leaving Kinmundy at 11 o’clock, where the funeral and burial services were held. The deceased leaves a wife and several children, who have the sympathy of the entire community in their grief.
- Sixty-one miners were killed in an explosion in the mine at Royalton, Franklin county, Tuesday a.m. Twenty minutes before the disaster, 346 men entered them in for the days work. One cage full of men were still left on the surface. The cause of the explosion is unknown.
- The news was received here Monday of the death of Jack FOGERSON at his home in Centralia. The body arrived here Wednesday and was taken to the home of this brother, Jeff FOGERSON, in Meacham twp., from which place funeral services will be conducted this afternoon.
- Dr. F.S. SONGER was in Mt. Vernon Monday assisting Dr. J.W. HAMILTON with the surgical operation on John HARPER of this city, for an ulcerated stomach. It was a severe operation and it is hoped by all that John will soon recover. He has been afflicted for many months and it was an operation or death.
- Mr. and Mrs. Frank KLEISS returned to their home in Pesotum Sunday after spending a few days south of town with his son, Fred and family and attending the funeral of their grandson Merle KLEISS.
- Jas. LOWE, wife and babe, of St. Louis, are visiting here with his parents, W.W. LOWE and family. Jas. is suffering with his eyes and is unable to perform his duties.
- Mrs. Jas. ARNOLD of Fort Worth, Tex, is visiting north of this city with her mother, Mrs. Susan HOLT and family.
- Little Merle KLEISS: Little Merle Frank, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred KLEISS, was born May ___, 1914, and departed this life Friday Oct. 24, at 5:45 a.m. aged ___ months and 28 days. He leaves to mourn their loss his fond parents, little twin sister, Mildred, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was tenderly laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery on Saturday afternoon.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Journal, Aug. 10, 1899:
+ Mrs. G.W. BEAVER has returned from Hays where she has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ed HENSLEY.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Henry DORR are happy over the arrival of a handsome girl baby at their home last Tuesday.
Nov. 5, 1914:
- EAGAN-MERRITT: Mr. James R. EAGAN of Champaign and Miss Nellie L. MERRITT of Kinmundy, were married today by County Judge W.G. SPURGIN at his office in the court house, the ceremony being witnessed by Mrs. Nora MILLER, friend of the couple. Mr. EAGAN is employed as brakeman on the Illinois Central Railroad running out of Champaign. He formerly resided in Kinmundy, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion EAGAN. The bride has resided in Kinmundy all her life. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel MERRITT. (Daily News.)
- Kinmundy Lady Married: Last Thursday Mrs. Mary SUNDERLAND gave her many Kinmundy friends a surprise when her marriage was announced to Mr. James BOGGS of Woodburn, Oregon, the ceremony being performed in Salem. They returned to her home and remained till Tuesday morning when they departed for his Oregon home. The best wishes of all follow them.
- Andrew J. FOGERSON: Andrew Jackson FOGERSON was born in Lebanon, Mo., July 23, 1860, and came with his parents, J.D. and Elizabeth FOGERSON to Salem, Ill., in 1863, and moved from there to Meacham twp., near Kinmundy, Ill. He was married Dec. 20, 1883 to Mary E. THREEWIT. They moved to Central City, Ill. in 1893, where he resided until his death at 3 p.m. Oct. 26, 1914. To this union was born eight children, four of whom died in infancy. He leaves his wife, Mary E. FOGERSON, four children, Walter, Carl, Blanche, and Zella, of Central City; one sister, Margaret POTTER of Kinmundy; three brothers, Ralph M., of Rantoul, Jeff and Charles of Kinmundy; three half-brothers, Joe, of DeSoto, Mo.; Thomas, of Louisville, Ill.; James of Kinmundy, and three grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON, assisted by Rev. SIMER, on last Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock at Miletus and interment in the Phillips cemetery. Quite a number of relatives and friends of Central City attended the funeral. He will be sorely missed by all who know him.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Journal, Dec. 10, 1893:
+ Lem BALLANCE, while attending school, is trapping some and has the hide of a mink, caught near the residence of Henry JACKSON.
+ Messrs. A. TOMLINSON and F. BEAVER have issued for a holiday ball, to be given at Wilson’s opera house. It is to be a swell affair and the prospect is favorable for a good local attendance and also from abroad.
+ Miss Lillian COOPER died at her home in this city last Monday morning aged 62 years. Funeral services were conducted at the M.E. church Tuesday, by Rev. NICHERSON. The deceased had been a resident of Kinmundy for some twenty years and for several years had been a confirmed invalid.
+ Married, Dec. 13, 1913, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. R.H. FLANNIGAN of McLean county, and Miss Ella L. CLOW, W.N. GERARD officiating. After the ceremony the company was invited out to a splendid repast, which was prepared for the occasion, where all acquitted themselves well.
Nov. 12, 1914:
- Alma Express: The stores of J.W. BROOM and T.E. MAULDING were again burglarized Wednesday night and about $50 worth of shoes and other goods were taken with some damage to the property. Sheriff VURSELL and Deputy BEASLEY were notified and came at once. A clue pointed to home talent but the party had left town and efforts are being made to find the guilty parties.
- Alma Express: Ed FORD was in St. Louis several days this week attending a Hereford cattle sale.
- Alma Express: Owen SEE left Thursday for Birch Tree, Mo., to spend the winter with his sister, Mrs. Ralph HARTMAN.
- LOWE-ALLEN: A very pretty wedding took place Sunday afternoon at five o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. ALLEN, when their daughter, Miss Mildred, was united in marriage to Mr. Webster LOWE, Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON, of the M.E. church officiating. After the ceremony the guests, which were as follows: David HEADLEY, W.W. LOWE and family, Jas. LOWE and family, Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON and wife, were served a very delicious and bountiful dinner. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ALLEN and is a charming and accomplished young lady. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. LOWE, and is a worthy young man. He is employed with his father in the General Merchandise Business. Both are very popular young people of Kinmundy. They will make their home in the John Haworth property south of the Presbyterian church recently purchased by Mr. LOWE. A dinner was given Monday in their honor at the groom’s home and in the evening a merry crowd of young people gave them a surprise and kitchen shower.
- Wm. BOUSMAN and wife went to Newman yesterday morning to visit their daughter, Mrs. C.L. WILLIAMS and husband.
- A pie supper will be given at Camp Ground school house Friday night, Miss Dorothy DOOLEN teacher. Everybody invited.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Journal, June 14, 1900:
+ On last Tuesday the C. & E.I. train killed three fine mules belonging to Henry WARREN.
+ At a meeting of the school board last Monday night, J.S. KNISELEY was employed as assistant principal for the next term of school.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Henry WITWER are the proud parents of a big boy.
Nov. 19, 1914:
- RUTHERFORD-BRETTS Wedding: George W. RUTHERFORD, aged 76 years and Mrs. Susan H. BRETTS, aged 69 years of Kinmundy, were quietly married in this city on Wednesday, in the parlors of the Williams Hotel, Justice T.W. WILLIAMS performing the ceremony. The wedding occurred at high noon and they left immediately for St. Elmo for a short visit with her sister after which they will return to Kinmundy to reside. This is the fifth marriage of the groom and the fourth of the bride. (Salem Republican)
- Lost Hand in Shredder: Sylvester S. WILLIAMS, residing near the Camp Ground School house, met with a serious and painful accident on Monday afternoon while employed on Green Bros. Corn shredder. The machine was at work on the farm of R.A. ATKINS, two miles northwest of Kinmundy and Mr. WILLIAMS was engaged in feeding the fodder into the shredder and in some manner his glove on his left hand and arm was pulled into the machine. His hand and forearm was badly crushed and mangled before the machine could be stopped, and it was necessary to amputate the arm four inches below the elbow. Drs. CAMERER and SONGER were called and they decided best to take the injured man to the Salem hospital for surgical treatment and he was immediately conveyed to that city in Ben GARRETT’s auto, where he was given immediate attention. Mr. WILLIAMS has the sympathy of everyone in his affliction. He is comparatively a poor man and his good wife is, and has been severely afflicted for several years with rheumatism. The only fortunate thing about the accident is that it was the left arm in place of the right.
- Alma Express: Miss Rhea WHITE, a trained nurse of Chicago arrived here for a visit with her parents, Dough WHITE and wife.
- Alma Express: The members of the Fancy Work Club were very delightfully entertained at the country home of Mrs. E.G. FORD. The members were taken to and from the FORD home by B. PULLEN and C.D. TOMLINSON in their automobiles. Those present were Mesdames E.G. FORD, William HESTER, B.G. PULLEN, S.L. LASWELL, T.J. DAY, and C.D. TOMLINSON.
- A Bold Robbery: One of the boldest robberies was pulled off in Kinmundy last Friday between 8 and 11 o’clock. Mr. and Mrs. John SLAGLEY, residing in the north part of town, were away from home when someone threw a brick thru the kitchen window. When the fellow or fellows got into the house they certainly had a good time ransacking the place from cellar to garret. Among the articles stolen were $7 in money and in the pocketbook where the money was found was notes aggregating several hundred dollars, but robbers had no use for such papers. Bed clothing was scattered, jelly thrown on the floor, mattresses cut into pieces, sacks of flour cut and thrown on to the floor.
- Mrs. Fillmore NICHOLS, residing eight miles west of this city, died at the home last Saturday morning after an illness of several years. The funeral service was held from the residence Sunday conducted by Rev. Monroe SMITH and interment made in the Jones cemetery. Mrs. NICHOLS was one of the most highly esteemed ladies of that community and will be greatly missed.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Journal, June 14, 1900:
+ John CRAIG left last week for Delphos, Kansas, where he has secured employment.
+ "The Boys" will give a social tonight at the Band Hall.
+ On last Friday afternoon Mrs. Geo. BAYLIS heard her chickens making a noise, she went to see what the trouble might be and found a large snake. There being no men around she went into the house and returning with the shotgun killed the snake and when measured it was six and one-half feet.
Nov. 26, 1914:
- Dr. MILLER reports the arrival of a new babe at the home of John CRAIN and wife last Friday.
- The many Kinmundy friends of Miss Mattie HARVEY will no doubt be surprised to learn of her marriage which occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 11th, in Brazil, Ind. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. HARVEY of this vicinity and formerly resided here. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. FRAZIER, of Brazil, Ind., in which city they will reside.
- Mrs. Rachael PORTER, widow of E.D. PORTER, died at her home in this city, Sunday night at 11 o’clock after an illness of several months, aged sixty-five years. A short funeral service was conducted Thursday morning at ten o’clock from the home and interment made in Evergreen Cemetery.
- REBER-HILLER: A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth HILLER on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 24th, at four o’clock, when her daughter, Miss Mathilda A., was united in marriage to Mr. Joe R. REBER, of Loveland, Ohio, Rev. A.W. FELLER, of Olney, a cousin of the bride, performing the ceremony. The bride is a very highly esteemed young lady and an efficient trained nurse, and will be greatly missed in this city and surrounding country. The groom is a son of Dr. and Mrs. B.C. REBER of Loveland, Ohio, and is a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, Cincinnati, Ohio. The happy event was witnessed by the immediate family and was a very simple homelike affair.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Journal, April 20, 1894:
+ Mrs. W.H. NICHOLS died on Wednesday at her home three miles west of this city. The remains were interred at Sandy Branch Cemetery.
+ B.E. BALDWIN, who lost his dwelling to fire on April 5th was paid in full by the German Insurance company on the 18th. The above is a good reliable insurance company.
+ We regret to learn that J.B. McBRYDE will remove his stock of dry goods to Casey about May 1st and later will remove his family to that place. Mr. and Mrs. HERSIG will also remove to Casey. Our community will certainly regret the loss of these most excellent people but will join in wishing them prosperity wherever they may go.
Dec. 3, 1914:
- Mrs. Rachael F. PORTER: Miss Rachael HENRY was born in Farina, Ill., May 20th, 1849. She was united in marriage to Emmitt D. PORTER of Kinmundy, Ill., on Nov., 10th, 1870, the ceremony being performed by Rev. S.B. BASCOM, who was in attendance at the funeral of the deceased. Mr. and Mrs. PORTER spent the most of their married life in Kinmundy, and to this union four children were born, all of whom survive. The children are Harry R. PORTER, Minneapolis, Minn.; Charles H. PORTER, of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Nellie ELBOW, of Oklahoma City; and Albert G. PORTER of this city. Mrs. PORTER has been in ill health for several years and during the past few months grew worse till finally death called her on Nov. 22d, 1914, aged 65 years, 6 months, and 2 days. The funeral service was held at the residence on Thursday of last week at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON and interment made in Evergreen cemetery.
- Loogootee Has Big Fire: The village of Loogootee, the second town north of the C. & E.I., had a serious fire early last Saturday morning which resulted in a loss of $15,000 or more. The fire originated in the general store of Hamilton & Bullington and consumed the building and contents and spread west burning the furniture store and another store building. The general merchandise stock of Hamilton & Bullington was valued at $9000, and was the best store in the town. The loss is a severe one to the owners, as the insurance was very small compared with the value of the merchandise. It was only by hard work of the citizens that the fire was confined to the three buildings and it looked for a time like almost the entire town would be wiped off the map.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Journal, Dec. 20, 1893:
+ Will EAGAN wears a smile because of a fine girl baby which arrived at his home Tuesday morning.
+ Geo. WEST celebrated his 82d birthday Tuesday.
+ Dan DOOLEN, we are glad to note, is able to be about after a long illness.
+ Miss Clara HARLAN was home from Austin College at Effingham this week.
+ J.E.W. HAMMOND, a prominent citizen of this county, died very suddenly at his home in Salem last Saturday.
+ Rosa LLOYD, wife of William GARNER, died at her home in this city Wednesday. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence by Rev. HARDAWAY on Thursday. The deceased leaves a husband and three children to mourn her departure.
+ Mr. and Mrs. John HENSLEY celebrated their silver wedding Wednesday. Many friends were present and the band charivaried them in the evening.
+ Miss Anna WHITAKER, who is attending the Normal University of Carbondale, is home for the holidays.
+ T.M. WYCKOFF was getting ready to preach Sunday at 11 a.m. he was suddenly called to Omega to preach the funeral of William Otis REDPATH, who departed this life Dec. 16, aged 16 years and 10 months. After the services the remains were laid to rest in the Millican cemetery.
+ J.H.. BALLANCE was called to Mt. Moriah last Tuesday to preach the funeral of Charley NEIL, of Tonti twp., aged 23 years, 3 months, and 15 days.
+ W.W. NEIL recently procured a Columbian roller chair for use by Mr. Geo. WEST. We are glad to note that by use of the chair, Mr. WEST is now enabled to move about and meet his many friends who have regretted his long confinement.
+ Mr. and Mrs. John SHRIVER are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby boy at their home who came Monday morning.
Dec. 10, 1914:
- Prominent Salem Couple Wed: J.E. CARTER and Miss Gladys CHARLTON were quietly married on Tuesday evening at 8 :00 o’clock by Rev. C.J. PETERSON, pastor of the Methodist church at the study. They were accompanied by N.H. HAINES and wife and following the ceremony, went to Chicago on a short honeymoon trip. They will remain until the latter part of the week. The bride, the pretty granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. MORRIS of this city, is well known among Salem people, where she has lived a number of years. The groom is the son of Engineer A.T. CARTER and wife, formerly of this city and is an industrious, upright young man. They will reside in Salem where the groom is employed as a brakeman on the C. & E.I. Their many friends here wish for them a long and happy life. (Salem Republican, Thursday, Dec. 3.) The bride is a former Kinmundy girl and has many friends here. She with her husband spent a few days here last week at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. Elno BROWN.
Dec. 17, 1914:
- Margaret Eleanor, a little eight pound daughter made her arrival at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. STULL at Mt. Vernon, Dec. 7, 1914.
- Web ALLEN and wife left Saturday for Searcy and Redfield, Ark., to visit her brothers, J.L. and Clarence SCHOOLEY, and to assist the latter in preparing to move back to Marion county.
- A new daughter arrived a the home of F. Wayne WHITLOCK and wife at Nisland, S.D., on Thursday Dec. 3. She will be called Lorraine. The mother was formerly Miss Anna SEXTON of this city.
- Mrs. Bailey D. BUNDY: Eliza Rebeka Jane ALLEN was born in Marion County, Ill., May 2, 1832 and died at her home nine miles northwest of Kinmundy, on Tuesday Dec. 8, 1914, aged 82 years, 7 months and 6 days. She was united in marriage to Baily D. BUNDY May 7, 1860. To this union was born six children, three boys and three girls, two having died in infancy. She leaves to mourn their loss two sons and two daughters and a host of relatives and friends. Aunt Eliza was converted in early life and joined the Christian church and lived a consistent religious life until death finally called her home. The funeral service was held at Arnold’s Chapel, conducted by Rev. O.W. Tate Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. and interment made at Sandy Branch Camp Ground. Since the death of the husband and father a few years ago, Mrs. BUNDY has made her home at the hold farm, residing with her grandson, Earl BUNDY and wife.
- Mrs. Tom E. MERRITT of Salem, was buried last Sunday, and a large crowd was in attendance. "Uncle Tom" has the sympathy of all in his sad bereavement. The deceased was one of the old and respected citizens of this county and has lived a very useful life.
- November Honor Roll: ... High School - Chester FORD - 94.
- Items Copied form the files of the Kinmundy Journal, Dec. 1, 1893:
+ Sophia BORING SMITH, beloved wife of Thos. M. SMITH, departed this life at her home in this city on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1893, aged 30 years and 29 days. She leaves a husband and five precious children. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. J. H. BALLANCE at the home she loved so well and interment made in Mt. Moriah cemetery.
+ Last Monday night while Y.P. BARBEE and family were away from home, someone entered the residence and carried away $153 which Mr. BARBEE had stored away beneath a bed tick.
+ The Ananias Club held it’s latest meeting in the store of Wilson & Davis Wednesday evening. The honors of the evening were credited to Zarda FROST. His cat story carried conviction with the telling. He used to milk several cows and had a cat that was certainly "onto it’s job". When he would sit down on a stool by a certain cow that cat would take a seat immediately under a teat, raise it’s head, close it’s eyes and rain in that position till hunger ceased to make itself felt.
+ J.W. ROSS, the clever and enterprising merchant of Alma, made our office a pleasant call on Saturday. He reports business improving in our neighboring town.
+ A young man named ANDERSON, residing near Salem, was killed by the accidental discharge of a gun while out hunting one day last week.
+ W.W. NEIL is having the front of his furniture store handsomely painted and leafed by Alonzo EAGAN.
Dec. 24, 1914:
- Meacham Man Dead: James B. CONGER, a farmer residing in Meacham twp., eight miles east of this city, died last Wednesday morning while sitting in a chair at his home. Coroner _______ was called from Salem and drove to the CONGER home from this city the same afternoon and empaneled a jury and conducted an inquest. The jury deciding that the man came to his death from heart failure superintended by asthma. The deceased was well known in that part of the county, having moved there from the north part of the state some 12 or 15 years ago. He resided on what is known as the Jas. L. SMITH farm. The funeral was held Thursday, conducted by Rev. S.B. BASCOM of Farina.
- Farmer Broke Limb: Harry BRASEL, residing two miles north of this city had the misfortune Monday to fall on the ice and break one of his limbs between the knee and ankle. Harry was about the barn at the noon hour attending to his feeding and slipped and fell. Although the wound is not too serious, it will cause him to be laid up serval weeks in the house and he will be unable to look afer his work on the farm.
- Former Kinmundian, C.A. DENNISON, got a promotion, as he was made President of Implement, Vehicle, and Hardware Ass’n of St. Louis.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Express, Aug. 8, 1900:
+ Mr. and Mrs. Thos. BAGOTT are afflicted with the grippe.
Dec. 31, 1914:
- HUBERT-CLOW: At the noon hour on Christmas Day, a very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley CLOW when their daughter, Miss Lotta, was united in marriage with Mr. George HUBERT, Rev. J.W. WILLIS of the M.E. Church South, performing the ceremony in the presence of the immediate families. The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CLOW and is a pleasing and esteemed young lady. The groom is the son of Mrs. Ella HUBERT and is a successful young business man, being owner and manager of HUBERT’s Restaurant and Bakery.
- Hon. J.F. DONOVAN Passed Away: Hon. John F. DONOVAN of this city was stricken last Sunday evening with a hemorrhage of the stomach while in F.J. NIRIDER’s drug store. He was immediately taken home and since that time has gradually grown weaker till death came at 3:20 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30th. Up to the time of this attack he has been enjoying fairly good health and had not been complaining of feeling bad, as he had been enjoying the Christmas festivities. At the time of his death he was 67 years, 1 month, and 20 days. The funeral service will be conducted from the First Methodist Church at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 1st, Rev. W.D. RICHARDSON officiating and interment made in Evergreen Cemetery. The bereft widow and relatives have the entire sympathy of the community in their sad hours.
- A fine nine pound boy made his appearance at the home of I.C. LEE and wife Tuesday morning and Curt will soon have more help to run the electric light plant.
- Items Copied from the files of the Kinmundy Express, Aug. 8, 1900:
+ James E. HOWELL came home from Chicago Saturday night to visit his parents, J.F. HOWELL and family near this city. He has been in Chicago the past year working in a drug store.
+ Last Sunday a birthday dinner was enjoyed at the home of W.G. WILLIAMS in this city, in honor of Mrs. WILLIAMS’ 36??th birthday and Mrs. Jacob COZAD’s 27th birthday. The affair was a complete surprise to both the ladies and the occasion was greatly enjoyed by all.
+ Mrs. J.T. SMITH of Omega, died Saturday evening at 3 o’clock of consumption. The funeral service was held at the residence Sunday morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. SIMER officiating, after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery one mile south of Omega. She was a faithful member of the C.P. Church and always attended services when her health would permit. The bereft husband and 3 sons have the sympathy of the entire community.
+ Dr. W.O. SMITH was in Omega Saturday attending the funeral of his sister-in-law.
+ Miss Minnie PARKER has been employed to teach the Prairie Grove School the coming term.
+ Thirty-seven hundred and sixty-eight baskets of gem melons were shipped from here Sunday afternoon.
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