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"The Kinmundy Express", Kinmundy, Ill.(Microfilm Roll #2)
Jan. 5, 1921:
- Three brothers, Earl, Edward, and Lex HALL of Flora, Ill. were the bandits who robbed the State Bank of Iuka on Dec. 20 of $15,000. They were arrested and are now in the Salem jail.
- Friday being Jessie GRIFFINs 36th birthday, he gave a party which was attended by 17 of his friends.
Jan. 12, 1922:
- F.G. HUBBARD, a former Kinmundy boy, died at the age of 60 at Frances Willard Hospital on Jan. 6 from cancer of the face. Interment in Glen Oak Cemetery in West Chicago.
- O.N. TYNER left Friday for Chicago in answer to a telegram announcing the death of Fred HUBBARD, a former Kinmundy citizen. Mr. HUBBARD was a well known comedian over the United States ans is a man that will be greatly missed to the theatrical world.
- Jesse GEORGE, 6 year old son of Ray GEORGE north of this city, had a hole shot thru his hand Friday by Glen BRASEL, 14 year old son of Harry BRASEL, with a what was thought to be an empty gun. Glen picked up the gun and Jesse held up his hand and told him to shoot it. Glen thinking the gun was empty pulled the trigger and a wound to the hand resulted. It seems as though the empty guns are the ones that always do the most damage.
- Word was received here by Mrs. Geo. WHITE that a 10 pound boy arrived at the home of J.W. ALLEN and wife of Chicago named Earl Warren.
- Mt. Carmel: On Saturday occurred the marriage of Tanner MARTIN and Ethel WILCOXEN.
Jan. 19, 1922:
- Sena Belle WEESE, daughter of Reuben B. and Pheoba L. WEESE, was born in Mercer Co., Penn. on May 20, 1851, and died Jan. 11, 1922 at her home south of Kinmundy. On Sept. 27, 1875 in Indianapolis, Ind. she married Benjamin D. CRAIG of Kinmundy, who died Nov. 19, 1913. They had 2 sons and 1 daughter: James Floyd, George Raymond, and Jennie Ethel, all living. She also leaves 4 grandchildren. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Curtis TATE was made Master of the Springfield Masonic lodge in their annual election. He is the son of B.C. TATE of Kinmundy.
- A baby boy was born to Abe OWENS and wife on Saturday.
- A baby girl was born to Emmitt GRAY and wife on Wednesday of last week.
- Glenn ROBB and wife are parents of a baby boy.
- News was received by O.N. TYNER of this city that Wm. HUBBARD, son of Pat HUBBARD and brother of Fred HUBBARD, died in Los Angeles, Calif. on the same day as Fred did, Jan. 5th.
Jan. 25, 1922:
- An article was written concerning the nomination of J. Lem BALLANCE for county treasurer.
- John R. CONANT was brought here for burial on Sunday. He was an old resident of this community having been raised northwest of this city. He married Emma ROBB, daughter of Wes ROBB and sister to Mrs. Jennie MAHAN. Twenty-two years ago he with his family moved to Springfield where he died Jan. 20, 1922. Mr. CONANT was a brother to Smith, George and Gibson CONANT, all of whom lived in this vincinity. He leaves a wife, and 2 sons: Willis of St. Louis, and Roy of Springfield. He was 61 years old. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Gene PRUETT had his 5th operation since he was wounded in France in Oct. 1918. He is at a hospital in Maywood, Ill.
- Fred STOCK and wife are entertaining a new 9¼ pound daughter at their home since Jan. 2nd.
- Two fires broke out on Wednesday. The alarm sounded first when there was a fire at J.T. ARNOLDs residence. Thirty minutes after the first alarm it was sounded again when fire broke out at Murray JONES residence. Flames were quickly extinguished at both homes.
- Ener ZIMMER returned home from Neoga after attending the funeral of his grandmother. His mother, Mrs. Dave ZIMMER, came Wednesday.
- On Jan. 18, Mrs. Fred KLEISS was given a surprise at her home in honor of her 35th birthday. About 20 relatives and friends gathered and enjoyed a good old fashioned oyster supper.
- News from Brown: Uncle Huse MAYBERRY, an old resident of this vicinity, died on Friday. The funeral was preached at Old Union on Sunday with interment in Stipp Cemetery.
Feb. 2, 1922:
- LeRoy E. DART aged 75 years, died Jan. 2, 1922 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl DOTSON of Elkhart, Ind. He was born in Mendon, Mich. on July 25, 1846 and was the first white child born in that village. His first 21 years passed there. On July 13, 1875 he married Miss Margaret HALL of Three Rivers, Mich. The same week they went to his farm in southern Illinois where they spent 12 years. After 2 years spent in Minnesota, they returned to Michigan and for 32 years lived at their farm east of Lawton. He leaves 2 daughters: Mrs. Earl DOTSON of Elkhart, and Josephine who died in infancy. Mrs. DART taught in our schools for a number of years.
- A letter from Tom SCHOENBORN of Kingsley, Iowa was printed.
- Rev. Angus Theodore WILLIAMS, son of Calvin and Sarah WILLIAMS, was born in Jefferson Co., Ill. near Dix on June 14, 1885, and died in Centralia on Jan. 29, 1922. He married Grace WILLIS on Oct. 24, 1907 and they had 5 children: Ova, Edward, Mildred, Lucille, and Juanita - Ova having passed away Sept. 15, 1918. He had been assigned to the M.E. South Church in 1920 and again in 1921. He leaves a wife, 4 children, 1 sister - Mrs. Myrtle PATTON of Mt. Vernon, and 1 brother - Duff WILLIAMS at Walnut Hill, Ill.
- Mr. and Mrs. Otto REESE of Centralia have a new baby boy born Saturday night. Grandma CONANT had to go see him Sunday morning.
Feb. 9, 1922:
- Miss Muriell BRANSON left here Sat. night for Champaign where she was met by Merle SANDERS and from there motored to Indiana where they were married. She had made her home in Kinmundy with Mr. and Mrs. Steve HUGGINS since babyhood. Mr. SANDERS is also a Kinmundy boy and recently moved to Danville where he is employed. The couple will make their home in Danville.
- Jan. 25, 1922 at the home of the brides mother occurred the marriage of Miss Myrtle RASMUSSEN, youngest daughter of Mrs. D. Etta RASMUSSEN, to James M. McCLURE of Kinmundy.
- Mt. Carmel: Mrs. Ira KRUTSINGER and Miss Alta CRUTCHFIELD were married at Salem on Jan. 31.
- Mt. Carmel: Mr. and Mrs. Charlie MONICAL and daughter, Fern, spent Saturday and Sunday in Flora attending the funeral of Mrs. Arthur MONICAL.
- Mt. Carmel: Mrs. Glenn TAYLOR of near Lane Star passed Friday morning. Interment in Oskaloosa Cemetery.
Feb. 16, 1922:
- Dorcas Maxine, daughter of Loyd and Alice BAGOTT HAMMER was born near Kinmundy on April 9, 1920 and died Feb. 10, 1922. Services at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- A telephone has been installed in the Chief of Polices office. Anyone requiring police protection at night or in case of fire just call No. 100.
- Much sickness is reported thru the vicinity. On Monday 26 high school students were absent on account of sickness and almost everyone else in town complains of a bad cold. Several cases of flu are reported. The fairer sex seems to have the most victims. Cause: silk stockings, low cuts, short thin sleeves, low neck, no head covering, etc.
- News from Brown: While working on the saw mill last week, Rolla MARLOW met with a painful accident by having his hand mashed, and taking 15 stitches to sew it up.
- News from Brown: Alva MULVANY and Miss Allie ALDERSON were married Feb. 7, 1922 in Salem. They will reside with the grooms parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.J. MULVANY.
- News from Brown: Feb. 8 at the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.G. BOSTON, occurred the wedding of Miss Grace BOSTON to Andrew COURSON. The couple will make their home on a farm in Champaign county.
Feb. 23, 1922:
- Esther DELASSUS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward DELASSUS, was born in Highland, Ill. on Jan. 29, 1883, and died Feb. 19, 1922. She married Dr. C.N. DEAN on Sept. 15, 1903, and they had 1 daughter, Jeanette. Also surviving besides her husband and daughter are her mother, one sister - Mrs. Lewis PUGH of Centralia, one brother - J.W. DELASSUS of Patoka. After her marriage she lived in 4 communities as follows: 2 years in Kinmundy, 1 year in Alma, 8 in Sumner, and the last 4 in Bridgeport. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- A the home of Rev. W.R. BRADLEY occurred the marriage of Mr. A. WATERBURG of this community to Miss Blenda JOHNSON of Moline on Feb. 22. The groom is a farmer residing ½ mile east of this city. They will make their home on his farm.
- Clarence (Paddy) GRAY, former businessman of our city, purchased the I.F. SUGG store, two doors east of the State Bank. Mr. SUGG is confined at home with pneumonia but is improving.
- News from Brown: Ora RITTER and wife had a baby boy born Feb. 14, 1922.
- News from Brown: Mrs. Zetta CRUTCHFIELD, wife of Claude CRUTCHFIELD, died at her home in Salem on Feb. 18, 1922. The remains were brought to Kinmundy with interment in Phillips Cemetery.
March 2, 1922:
- Mrs. W.H. FORD returned home on Friday after a 2 week stay with her son, Roy, who is sick in Champaign. Roy is improving but unable to leave the hospital at present.
March 9, 1922:
- Roger Alexander WILLIAMS, son of Roger and Priscilla WILLIAMS, was born in Lone Grove Twp., Fayette Co, Ill. on May 23, 1846 and died March 1, 1922. He married Almarida TUCKER on Feb. 25, 1857, and they had 10 children. Those surviving him are: Perry, Stella, Manse, Walter, Elijah, Howard, and Maynard. Preceding him in death are J.A. WILLIAMS who died Sept. 11, 1912, and 2 sons who died in infancy. "Uncle Alex" has lived in and around Kinmundy for over a half a century. He leaves a wife and 7 children. Services were held at the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. Thomas FIELD of Omega on Feb. 28, 1922 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A great community surprise dinner had been planned for them, but due to a severe epidemic of Grippe in that community, few were able to attend. Mr. and Mrs. FIELD were born in England. Mr. FIELD came to this country at the age of 23, and Mrs. FIELD arrived Feb. 21, 1872. She and her husband married Feb. 28 of that same year in Henry Co., Ill. They lived in northern part of the state until 11 years ago when they came to Marion county and have lived on that farm site. They had 8 boys and 2 girls, of whom only 4 boys survived. Three of the sons were present at the anniversary, but the other who just lived ½ mile down the road was unable to attend due to sickness. Mrs. FIELD wore the same dress in which she was married 50 years ago, and Mr. FIELD is able to read the fine print and write with a steady hand without spectacles.
- The State Bank of Farina was robbed on Saturday. The safe was blown and great damage was done to the interior. During the robbery, John HOHLT was passing by and was taken by the robbers. The bank lost $656 and damages and loss was about $2000.
- John H. RHODES died in Salem at the home of his nephew, Reuben RHODES, on March 2, 1922. He was born in Hocking Co., Ohio on Sept. 19, 1861, and the second son born to Solomon and Sarah RHODES. He moved to Illinois with his parents in 1883 where he had since made his home. He married Ella ALLMAN in 1886, and they had 3 children, all dying in infancy. Ella, his wife, died Sept. 3, 1918. He leaves 2 brothers, Jesse and Noah, and one sister, Kate, all of Alma. One sister, Mrs. D.A. ALDRIDGE, died July 25, 1917.
- At the I.O.O.F. Hall on Friday, a mock wedding was performed and billed as the first negro wedding in this city for years. Mr. J.W. ATKINS (alias Doc) married Mrs. Frank ROGERS. Vivienne ARNOLD and Florence JACK were bridesmaids, and Jim BROWN and Ren WAINSCOTT were the best men. The wedding was attended by the grooms parents, Dick ATKINS and Lizzie SWIFT, and by the brides parents, John HOLT and Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD. Admission was charged, and the crowd was so large they all could not get in the hall so the ceremony was performed a second time. We are pleased to say the couple will reside in our city until divorced. Although only a little farce, a great deal of fun was had.
- News from Brown: Chas. MONICAL went to Flora Thursday and brought home 3 of his brothers children home with him. The death angel claimed the mother and 3 children recently, and the father is sick but is better.
- Frank CRAIG and wife were called to Iuka Wednesday on account of the death of Mr. CRAIGs aunt, Mrs. Harmon PORTER, sister-in-law of Mrs. Francis CRAIG of Kinmundy.
March 16, 1922:
- Thomas BAGOTT was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 23, 1847, and there he spent his boyhood and early manhood. In 1870 he came to Kinmundy and became a member of the firm of MOORE, BAGOTT, and MOORE, in 1878 he established business of his own, and in later years a cashier in the Haymond Bank. On Sept. 5, 1878 he married Anna M. KING and the following day took his bride to the home in which he has since lived. They had 2 daughters, Pauline and Alta. Pauline is a teacher in our home schools, and Alta is employed in Champaign. Thomas died March 7, 1922, and his wife preceded him in death June 29, 1915. His sisters-in-law, Mrs. DONOVAN and Mrs. SMITH, during the past 3 months have helped him during his sickness. He also leaves sisters, Miss Alice BAGOTT of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Nannie BAGOTT of Springfield, Ohio, and 1 brother, Mr. William BAGOTT of Kinmundy. Services at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- On March 6, 1922 at the parsonage of the First Methodist Church in Springfield was the wedding of Frank W. YEAGER of Burlington, Iowa and Miss Caroline ROSS of this city. The groom is a signal maintenance foreman for the Ill. Central Railroad Company in Clinton. She is the daughter of Willis ROSS and had worked as a bookkeeper in the telephone office here for her brother, Wm. B. ROSS.
- Last Thursday the marriage of Mr. F.A. MOTCH of this city and Miss Roumaine CRAYS of Dieterich took place. Wm. NEAVILL of this city was best man and Miss Sidona MERZE of Effingham was brides maid. The groom is one of the partners of the firm of MAHAN and MOTCH, and son of Mr. and Mrs. John MOTCH. The couple will occupy the O.N. TYNER bungalow on Quality Hill.
- The store of W.W. LOWEs was broken into Monday night and the safe was blown. The blacksmith shop of Frank Greens was also broken into and some tools were stolen, but they were found in the alley back of LOWEs store, as it appears they were used to break into that store. Three shots of nitro glycerine were used in blowing open the safe. The burglers got $40 cash, some liberty bonds, and war saving stamps, and $300 in merchandise. The Depot Garage was owned by W.B. VALLOW broken into Tuesday and some tools were taken there also.
- Margaret Jane STOKELY was daughter of Euclid and Asemith STOKELY was born in Mercer Co, Penn. on Oct. 22, 1844, and died March 14, 1922. She spent her early life in Penn. coming to Illinois with her parents in 1860. In 1871 she married Thomas BOONE, and he died Feb. 5, 1883. They had 5 children: Florence E., Helen M., Daisy B., Coral A., and Geo. L., all of whom survive. She had taught school for 30 years, but became afflicted about 5 years ago. The last months were spent with her son Coral, at whos home she passed away. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- John DAVIDSON of Salem, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.E. DAVIDSON, who is attending Law School at St. Louis University, wrestled at a match at Rolla, Missouri last week and brought his team victory winning 2 out of 3. He is brother of Dr. Scott DAVIDSON of Kinmundy.
- Mrs. C.B. MENDENHALL was called to Petersburg, Ind. on account of the death of her niece.
- Elder School and Omega: Mrs. Florence HEISTAND of Summit Prairie died Thursday. Services were held at the Old Baptist Church on Sunday.
March 23, 1922:
- Elizabeth CRAIG was born on Feb. 6, 1853 and died March 16, 1922. Her whole life was spent in Marion county. She married T.M. SPYKER on Jan. 31, 1888, and leaves a husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at Union Campground Church on Saturday with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Last Saturday at the home of the bride occurred the wedding of Mr. Lewis JONES to Miss Nelle WALKER. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Will JONES, and the bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simp WALKER, both residing west of this city. They also both attended the high school in Kinmundy.
- Mrs. Sabra WILLIAMS died at the home of her son, G.C. WILLIAMS, in this city on March 20, 1922. The remains were taken to Vienna, Ill. where the funeral was held and interment was made. She had made her home with her son here for the past few months on account of illness.
- Wiley ROSE was born in Omega on Sept. 12, 1855, and died March 14, 1922. When 5 years old both of his parents died leaving him an orphan. He was taken into the home of his Uncle George and Aunt Rachel KNISELY, and there he grew to manhood. On Sept. 7, 1879 he married Serelden WOOTEN of Omega and they had 6 children: Norman ROSE of Colorado; Pearl ROSE of near Salem; Elmer ROSE of here; Mrs. Fannie SMITH of Decatur; Mrs. Gertrude SHAFFER of near Kinmundy, and Mrs. Nora WANTLAND, who preceded him in death. Besides his wife and children, he leaves 2 brothers - Charlie and Willis ROSE. Services were held at Pleasant Grove Church on Thursday with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Born to Frank JOHNSON and wife, an 8 pound baby boy last Wednesday.
- News from Brown: The stork visited Warren SMITH and wife leaving a 7½ pound daughter.
- Mt. Carmel: Mr. Warren SMITH and wife are the parents of a baby girl born March 19, 1922.
- Elder School and Omega: Omega township nominations were as follows: Republican nominees: Ben MILLIGAN for Supervisor, Jasper LONG for Highway Commissioner, John SMITH for Assessor, Sam LONG for Town Clerk, and J.C. LONG for School Trustee. Democrat nominees are: Byron C. SIPLE for Supervisor, Chas. MONICAL for Highway Commissioner, Henry GREEN for Assessor, G.R. LENON for Town Clerk, and C.W. HADDEN for School Trustee.
March 30, 1922:
- Presly McHATTON, son of Wm. and Sarah McHATTON was born in Grant Co, Kentucky on Oct. 26, 1848, and died March 26, 1922. He came to Illinois with his parents in 1865, and lived in Marion county ever since. In March 1906 he married Margaret DALTON of Iuka, and lived on a farm north of this city until 2 years ago, when he moved to town. He had 9 brothers and 3 sisters, of whom 7 brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He also leaves 1 sister, Mrs. Thomas HULL of Asherville, Kansas, and 2 brothers, Marion of Texas, and Granville of this city. Services were held at the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- March 22, 1922 at the M.E. parsonage in Shelbyville, the marriage of Archie PATHEL of Salem and Miss Rena BRANSON of this city took place. The groom resides with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave PATHEL, on a farm northeast of Salem, and is employed by the C&E.I. Railroad Co. in the Salem Yards. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harve BRANSON of this city and at the time of her marriage was employed as secretary in the office of J.P. DOYLE State Secy. Treas. of the F.E. & C.U. of A. of Ill. She is a graduate of the Class of 21 of Kinmundy High School. The couple will make their home in Salem.
- Loren Elbert KLINE of Kinmundy and Miss Laura Pearl BASOM were married Wednesday at the Presbyterian Manse in Salem. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Cal KLINE residing south of Kinmundy.
- G.A. MOORE writes about his candidacy for county highway commissioner, and an article is also written by his opponent, Will MILLER.
- Nominees for the Kinmundy township election which will be held April 4: Democrat ticket is D.C. BEAVER for town clerk, J.H. JACKSON for assessor, G.A. MOORE for commissioner of highways, J.E. CRAIG for school trustee. Republican ticket is no candidate for town clerk, Oswald MILLER for assessor, Will MILLER for commissioner of highways, and Ira MARSHALL for school trustee.
- Louis BARBEE and wife, Guy and Ena BARBEE attended the funeral of Donald EAGAN on Tuesday at the home near Greenridge.
- Meacham News: Mrs. Rebecca SHEPARD is quite poorly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed HARRELL.
- News from Brown: Miss Allie KING, daughter of Walter and Mat KING died at Anna Hospital after an attack of the flue. She had been afflicted about 14 years ago. The remains were brought to Farina on Saturday with interment in Oskaloosa Cemetery.
April 6, 1922:
- A letter was written from C.J. LEWIS at Mount Ayr, Iowa.
- Election results - the entire democrat ticket was elected in the township election.
- Maggie SHERWOOD HARRIS was born near St. Jacobs in Madison county on March 13, 1857, and died March 30, 1922. She married Wesley HARRIS on Dec. 20, 1879 at Lebanon, Ill., and they moved to Kinmundy where they have since resided. They had 5 children, 3 of whom - Arthur, Lola, and Flossie - preceded their mother in death. The two still living are Roy of California and Ernest of Champaign. The sisters surviving are Mrs. Harriet M. CULLEY of Sparta, and Mrs. Emma SCOTT of Culley City, Wash., Mrs. Mary WILKS of Free Water, Oregon and Mrs. Sallie KUBESCH of St. Louis.
- Elder School and Omega: Born to W.H. SHAFFER and wife a baby girl on March 31, and to Fred THOMPSON and wife a son born April 1.
- Word was received that a fine baby boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. COOPER in Salt Lake City on March 27. The mother is the former Miss Bertha BUNDY of this city.
April 13, 1922:
- The following is a sketch of the oldest lady in Marion county, Mrs. Salome MEYERS of Meacham twp, written by her son, L.F. MEYERS of Jacksonville, Florida. Mrs. Salome VON SWIEDERSKI MEYERS was born March 8, 1824, now 98 years ago, in the Province of Posen, then under rule of Prussia, now a part of Poland. His father was Count VON SWIEDERSKI, a descendant of Stanislaus PONIOTAWSKI, King of Poland. She married Godfrey MEYERS in 1855 and was mother of 7 children, 3 of whom died in infancy. Living are Louis F. MYERS of Jacksonville, Florida; Fred MYERS of Farina; Mrs. C.E. WHITE of Vandalia; and Clara who has always lived with her. She came to the United States with her entire family in 1873 living in Pittsburg, Penn. for 2 years, when the family moved to near Farina some 2 or 3 miles west of town. She has been a resident of Meacham twp. since 1885. After the death of Grandma COURSON, Grandma MYERS became usherin of all the babies born in the surrounding community until she was too feeble for this task. A cataract developed in her 90th year, and she gradually lost her sight, and has been totally blind for the past several years. Her husband died at the age of 89.
April 20, 1922:
- A severe storm hit the area, and in Meacham township at the home of John TIPSORD, the home lay in ruins. Four of the family were hurt, Mr. and Mrs. TIPSORD and their 2 children. One child, Leome who is 14 years old, was struck in the head by falling timber and received a badly fractured head. The doctor says there is very little if any hope for recovery. Mr. TIPSORD and his wife are in critical condition, but the other child is not seriously injured.
- Last Friday, Mr. Ener ZIMMER left our city for Champaign where he met Margaret FRENCH. From there they went to Urbana and were married April 15 at the parsonage of the First M.E. Church. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave ZIMMER residing south of this city, and is presently employed as a clerk in the Farmers store here. The bride is daughter of C.B. FRENCH of this city and employed as an operator by Ill. Bell Telephone Co. in Champaign.
- April 17, 1922 at the home of Rev. Father FITZGERALD in Farmer City, Ill. occurred the marriage of Wm. LYONS and Miss Mabel BROOKS of Bellflower, Ill. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. BROOKS of Bellflower, and the groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. LYONS of this city and is employed with I.C.R.R. at Bellflower. The couple will reside in Bellflower.
April 27, 1922:
- Jonathan Dudley GIBBS was born Aug. 24, 1853 in Zanesville, Ohio, and died in Phillipsburg, Kansas on March 20, 1922. When a boy he moved to Kinmundy with his parents, and when a young man he went to Kansas locating in Phillips county near Glade. He married Rebecca WORLY who died when their child, Frank GIBBS, now of Kanarado, Kansas, was just a baby. He married second to Maria QUANZ, who died Jan. 16, 1921, and they had 7 children: 1 dying in infancy, Ernest of Fullerton, Cal., Laura DORSEY of Flagler, Colo., and Elsworth, Albert, Ethel and Ernest at the home at Fleming, Colo. Three years ago he moved to Haxtum, Colo., but moved back to Phillipsburg on account of his health. The funeral was held at Glade with interment in Glade Cemetery.
- On April 19, 1922 at the Presbyterian Manse occurred the marriage of Cecil LANE and Miss Herma HAMILTON. The groom is a young farmer residing southeast of the city, and the bride is a 1920 graduate of K.H.S., and has been teaching in the rural schools the past 2 years.
- Charles H. WEST, third son born to George and Elizabeth BRAMMER WEST, was born in Deleware county near Muncie, Ind. on Oct. 27, 1845. He went to Jo Daviess Co., Ill. in 1865 and then to Kinmundy in 1869. He was one of 8 children all of whom lived to maturity except 2 who died in infancy. Two are still living: Mrs. M.E. McBRYDE of this city and Mr. G.W. WEST of Texas. One son, Samuel P., the oldest of the family, was a soldier from Indiana during the Civil War and killed at Marietta, Georgia. He is buried in the National Cemetery near there. Years ago, Charles and his father went down to Georgia with the intention of bringing Samuel back to be buried at home, but when they saw how beautiful the cemetery was and how well it was kept, they decided he was where he should be. Mr. West married in 1877 to Miss Rose N. DILLON of Marion Co., and they had 3 children: Harry T., Maude L., and Anna Mabel, who died in infancy. He leaves 4 grandchildren: Charles and Georgia WEST, and Lynn and Gus PORTER. The latter have been in the WEST home 10 years where Mr. WEST served as both father and grandfather. He died Tuesday aged 76 years, 6 months, and 22 days, and had lived in this community for 53 years. The funeral was held at the M.E. Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. (Note: A picture accompanied this obituary.)
- Married last Friday at the courthouse in Decatur, were Glenn PARKER and Miss Lillian CHANCE, both of this city. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Riley CHANCE, and the groom is a well known Kinmundy boy, and has been working in Clifford the past year.
- Wm. DOOLEN and wife had a baby boy on April 19 weighing 9 pounds.
- Booker: Avenell TIPSORD was seriously hurt and taken to the sanatorium in Olney.
- Mrs. B.E. BALDWIN, formerly of Kinmundy, died at the home of her daughter in Sacramento, Cal. on April 15 with interment in Hequaine, Washington, where her home had been for the past 23 years. She leaves 2 sisters: Mrs. A.C. BARNES of Centralia, and Mrs. W.W. NEIL of this city.
May 4, 1922:
- On Sunday, Leo EMBSER, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome EMBSER residing south of this city was accidentally shot by Hildreth CURRY, son of Bruce CURRY, with a 22 caliber automatic revolver. Leo and his brother, Ted, and Hildreth, went fishing and took a revolver to shoot some bait. They emptied the magazine of the gun shooting at a small animal, and took the magazine out. Supposing the gun was empty, Leon put it in his holster strapped to his hip. After awhile Hildreth took the gun from the holster and accidently discharged it, wounding Leo. The bullet entered his back and came out his side. After taking Leon home and physicians were summoned, it was found that the bullet had gone thru his spleen. Performing the operation were Dr. MILLER of this city, Dr. LASWELL of Alma, and Dr. DIEHL of Centralia. Leo is getting along fine.
- Lulu Etna GORDON was born in Taswell county on Jan. 10, 1873 and died Apr. 30, 1922. She married Samuel MULVANY on Feb. 22, 1893 and they had 8 children. 3 sons - Olin, Alva, and Russel; and 3 daughters - Delta, Nina, and Hazel; and one son and one daughter preceded her in death. She leaves a husband, a mother, 6 children, 2 grandchildren, 4 sisters, and 2 brothers. Services were held at Brown Church with burial in Phillips Cemetery in Omega.
May 11, 1922:
- A still was found in Kinmundy for the first time in the history of the prohibition law. J.L. DAVIS, occupying the O.N. TYNER bungalow just east of the I.C. tracks, keeps his stock in Mrs. Del EAGANs barn west of the tracks. On his way to feed his stock about 5:30 on Tuesday morning, as he passed the old ice house, he noticed fresh buggy tracks by the ice house which aroused his curiosity. He peeped in the ice house windows and saw the still. He immediately went to the home of the mayor, W.S. PRUETT, and aroused him from his peaceful slumbers, relating to him his story. W.S. and J.L. then went back to the ice house. Upon arriving at the place at the place, they cautiously looked in but seeing no one to guard the still they rushed in, took the still, and it is now under custody of the law. As to the owner and operator, no one knows anything about him and very likely never will, but his intentions of making money were good. We ought to run DAVIS for sheriff.
May 18, 1922:
- Elder School and Omega: W.A. KNISELY had the misfortune of getting kicked by a mule on Monday and the result is that he has 2 broken ribs.
- Meacham News: Saturday evening, 12 young people from Arnold Chapel were entertained at the home of T.J. WARD with dainty refreshments consisting of ice cream and cake.
May 25, 1922:
- Last Saturday in Salem occurred the marriage of Mr. Albert MEYERS and Miss Martha WILSON. The groom is son of Wm. MEYERS residing south of town. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis WILSON of this city. The couple will make their home on a farm near Brubaker.
- Elizabeth TUCKER, daughter of W.H. and Elizabeth TUCKER, was born Jan. 1, 1863 and died May 14, 1922. She married Charles WHITSON on April 27, 1877, and they had 9 children: Luther WHITSON of Pontiac, Ill.; Blanche BETH of Champaign; Ruth ADAMS and SHIRLEY WHITSON of Lawrenceville; and Dewey and Thelma WHITSON at home. Three children preceded her in death. She leaves a husband, 6 children, and 3 sisters. The funeral was held at the residence in Alma with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Kinmundy.
June 1, 1922:
- John Samuel READNOUR, son of Samuel and Rosanna READNOUR, was born in Fleming Co., Ky. on March 11, 1841, and died May 25, 1922 in Kinmundy. He was the eldest of 6 children. His sisters: Nancy J. MORGAN, of Riley, Ind.; Elizabeth RICHARDS of Georgetown, Ill.; Emma CARMAN of Champaign; Sarah PEITY of Los Angeles, Cal.; and his brother: James READNOUR of Montgomery, Ala. Mr. READNOUR with his family came from Kentucky to Illinois when he was 10 years old. The family located in Georgetown where Mr. READNOUR resided until 1881, and then he came to Kinmundy where he has resided since. He was a veteran of the Civil War, and he married Miss Lucy LAMAR on May 18, 1862 at Georgetown, Ill. and they had 3 children: George, Lily and Laura. Lily is now Mrs. Robert ROWAN. His wife died Aug. 31, 1900. Services were held at the M.E. Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Kinmundy now has an ice plant. It was built by P.F. ROBINETT, proprietor of the Star Garage, and he will run the plant in addition to the garage. Pleasant made a good deal of the machinery himself such as the freezing tank, ammonia condenser, refrigerating coils, supply tanks, etc. The capacity is 6 tons per day with a storage capacity of 60 tons.
- News from Brown: Johnnie HANKS and Miss Josie WHITNEY surprised their friends when they went to Louisville last Tuesday, and were married. They were accompanied by Miss Golda HANKS and Mr. Steward MONICAL.
- Booker: Mrs. Laura COURSON died on Friday at her home after a lingering illness of several months. Services were held at Meacham Baptist Church with interment in Courson Cemetery.
June 8, 1922:
- Walter Marion HAMMER, son of Myron and Cloa HAMMER, was born Sept. 19, 1914 and died June 7, 1922. He had been a sufferer for the past year spending time in Chicago Hospital last winter, and since confined to bed. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- June 7th was the 78th birthday of Mrs. E.E. NELMS, former resident of our city now living in Centralia. There was a surprise given for her on June 4th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellis WOLFE, of Centralia. All of her living children were there to give her a birthday surprise.
- Booker: Garwin, the infant son of Willis LEE, was layed to rest in Elber Cemetery on Thursday.
- On Wednesday at the home of the bride, occurred the wedding of Miss Fay BRIMBERRY of this city to Mr. Ervin SMITH of Farina.
June 15, 1922:
- Mary J. HOWARD was born in Allen Co., Ky on Apr. 23, 1834, the second child of a family of six, and the last to pass away. She came to Illinois in 1860 when 26 years old. She married Thomas WILLIAMS on Sept. 3, 1862, and he died Jan. 29, 1872 leaving her with 2 little girls - Jennie and Julia. She married second to Mr. J. TUCKER, who died April 25, 1903. She died June 5, 1922, and leaves 2 daughters: Mrs. Jennie SULLENS of Alma and Mrs. Julia MAXEY of Kinmundy; and 5 grandchildren. She had spent about 62 years in our city. Services were held at the M.E. Church South with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- The First National Bank is installing an alarm.
- Eugene F. PRUETT has been hired at the Madison Bank in Wisconsin. Mrs. PRUETT and babe will remain at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. SAWTELL, before removing to Madison. (Reprinted from the Oshkosh newspaper.)
- Grandma WHISTNANT celebrated her 88th birthday on June 11th. About 50 relatives and friends were present.
- Elder School and Omega: Lester YOST and wife are the proud parents of a son born on Monday.
June 22, 1922:
- June 14th in Flint, Michigan occurred the marriage of Clyde WAINSCOTT and Miss Mary KIRKPATRICK. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. WAINSCOTT of this city and is employed by Buick Motor Corporation in Flint, Michigan.
- F.S. HARRIS, a farmer residing 3 miles east of here had his leg broken in 2 places on Monday. He was driving a team of mules hitched to a wagon. He had stopped to pick up a stick with which to urge the mules on. As he was getting back on to the wagon, one of the mules saw the stick and jumped, throwing Mr. HARRIS down under the wheel which passed over the leg.
- About a week ago, C.E. BUSWELL, one of our restaurant men, pricked his finger with an ice pick which left a small wound. It healed in a day or so and he thought nothing about it. But while a the band concert, Mr. BUSWELL became ill. It was found that he had blood poisoning and is now in critical condition.
- Booker: Mrs. N. BASSETT is on the sick list.
June 29, 1922:
- Anton Hayden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony YOUNG, was born on May 11, 1921 and died on June 26, 1922. Services were held at the M.E. Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. Ralph FEATHER and Miss Vivienne ARNOLD were married on Sunday at the M.E. parsonage, Rev. Ernest CONNETT performing the ceremony. About 20 immediate relatives were present for the bountiful supper served in honor of the occasion. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD of this city and is a graduate of the K.H.S. class of 1921. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. R.H. FEATHER residing west of this city. The couple will make their home on what is known as the Guy ARNOLD farm west of here.
- Robert George STEWART and Pauline CONANT were married in San Jose at the home of Mr. STEWARTs sister, Mrs. Arthur W. WELINGTON on Saturday. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ayres CONANT of Kinmundy and a graduate of K.H.S. and Southern Ill. Normal University in Carbondale. She has daughter one year in Hanford school and the past year in Centralia. The groom is son of the late Wm. STEWART and Mrs. Mary A. STEWART and is a farmer in Lakeside district. He has prepared a comfortable home near the home of his mother. (From the Hanford Newspaper.)
July 6, 1922:
- Adam Mitchell ALLEN, youngest son of John and Margaret ALLEN, was born July 16, 1952 in Tuscarawns Co., Ohio. His brothers: James Robert Glasglow, Samuel John, William Henry, and Hugh Leslie; and one sister, Sarah Ann, all preceded him in death, leaving only one sister of this large family - Mrs. Matilda DEMOREST who with the wife; one son, Ira N. ALLEN of Oakland, Cal.; and one daughter, Mrs. Mildred LOWE; and 3 grandchildren are left. When Mitch was 5 years old his parents moved to Marion Co., Ill. and this has been the permanent family home ever since. He married Lucy Jane WILTSE in 1874 and they had 2 children, Ira N., and Ina R. Ina died in infancy, and his wife died in 1876 leaving him with a baby son. On March 25, 1880 he married Sarah E. HOWELL and they had 5 children, 4 dying in infancy, leaving only Mildred who later became Mrs. Webster LOWE. He leaves 2 grandchildren in California, and also a grandson, Warren Mitchell LOWE, who lived near his grandfather and was very special to him. In his younger days, Mitch was a carpenter, later becoming a contractor and he built many of the better business buildings and dwellings in town. He was a Master Mason and Master of the Kinmundy Lodge for 15 years. In 1910 he was elected Sec. of Kinmundys Building and Loan Association. Services were held at the M.E. Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. J.S. KLINE died at his home in this city on Monday. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- George Herman ANNAs grave was decorated by the Priscilla Mullen Chapter. (From the Galena Gazette.)
- The celebration held for the fourth of July was well attended with a concert on the city square, a W.W. NEIL address on "America", Miss Anna Lou ROTAN reading, and Hon. W.G. WILSON of Centralia speaking. Other speakers included J. Lem BALLANCE, Mrs. W.W. McCLURE, and Rev. John I. GUNN of Arcola. Vivienne HAMMER won the whistling contest, John HANSON was considered the ugliest man, Mrs. Albert PERRY and Mrs. Bryan DOOLEN tied for the prized in the womens big feet contest. In races the winners were: Free for all girls - Verna SMITH; Boys Race - Lowell BOSTON; Free for all men - James IRVIN; Fat Mans - Lawrence HARSHBARGER; Sack Race - Harold LEMAY; Marion MAXEY received the prize in the greasy pole contest. Paul HERMAN caught the greased pig. A band concert and fireworks close the evening.
- A 9th baby boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard WERTS of Champaign on June 30. The mother is formerly Miss Lois SIMER of this city.
July 12, 1922:
- Mary Elizabeth PARKER RODE, daughter of David P. and Polly Ann PARKER was born in Barry Co., Missouri on Feb. 23, 1851, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. VALLOW in Kinmundy on July 5, 1922. She married Siamke Eisles RODE Dec. 5, 1866 who died March 28, 1910. They had one child, Clara Etta. She had always spent her home in Brownstown, until Oct. 1921 until she sold her property and made her home with her daughter in Kinmundy. On May 21, 1922 she had a stroke of paralysis. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. C.H. VALLOW; one son-in-law, Chas. VALLOW; 4 grandchildren, Byron, Norris, and Zelma and Audrey; one brother, W.A. Parker of Chetopa, Kansas; 3 cousins - Mrs. Chas. PILCHER of Brownstown, Mrs. Florence COSTER of St. Elmo; and Mrs. Ida RIZON of Seattle, Washington. One grandson, Meter, preceded her in death, on Nov. 20, 1915. Services were held at the Brownstown M.E. Church with burial in the South Hill Cemetery in Vandalia.
- Mr. W.R. NEAVILL and Mrs. Verna WRIGHT of McAlester, Okla. was married at the M.E. Church South parsonage in Salem last Thursday. The bride is the former Miss Verna PAINE who spent her childhood days in this community. The groom is son of Mrs. Elizabeth NEAVILL and is in the painting and decorating business. The couple will make their home with the grooms mother. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan DOOLEN and Frank DOOLEN were present at the wedding.
- Dr. S.M. DAVIDSON was surprised by a birthday party on July 11, 1922. Games and contests were held.
- Rev. R.D. WOODLEY, former paster in Kinmundys Methodist Church, died in East St. Louis on Sunday.
- Hon. M.L. WILBORN, alias Lute, of this city, and Miss Laura SHETLER of Dwyer, Wyoming, were married at the home of the brides sister, Mrs. Frank KIRBY, in Denver, Colorado on June 27. Mr. WILBORN is brother to Helen WILBORN of Kinmundy.
- Booker: A 3 pound baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lester WILKINSON on June 27 and died June 28.
July 20, 1922:
- Fire swept east of town on Wednesday. Forrest JOHNSON was living on the Chas. BOYD farm had 12 acres in hay cut by a binder and in shocks. While working in this field he lighted a cigarette and threw the match down thinking it was out, but it wasnt. The wind was strong and burned several stacks to the ground in W.R. JACKs wheat field also. Several autos filled with men went from here to fight the fire.
- Again we are without electric lights. The generator at the Electric Light Plant was taken to St. Louis on Monday to be rewound. It will take about a week for the plant to be in good condition again.
- Our city taxes will no doubt be lower next year as 23 of our young men are paying 3 dollar fines as a result of shooting firecrackers on Saturday July 1.
- Dan OBRIEN, wife and daughters went to Springfield today to attend the funeral of Dans brother-in-law.
July 27, 1922:
- Ronald LACEY and wife have a new girl born July 24, 1922.
Aug. 3, 1922:
- Edwin R. HENSLEY, oldest son of John R. and May HENSLEY, was born in Kinmundy on Oct. 21, 1870. He died on Sunday when he went with part of his family to swim at the C & E.I. Lake. While swimming he dived down and didnt come back up. His family realized it and he was rescued, but died from heart failure, not drowning. As a boy he attended school in the public schools of Kinmundy, and before graduating from high school, he quit to take up the study of telegraphy at the Ill. Central Station in Kinmundy. He has been working as an operator and agent at several stations, and during the past 17 years has been an operator at the Kinmundy tower. He married Miss Kate BEAVER on April 20, 1889, and they had 7 children, 3 dying in infancy. Children were: Bessie, now Mrs. Schuyler PARRILL, John, Chester, and Mattie. These with the wife and one brother, Earl HENSLEY of Chicago, survive. He also dearly loved music and was often found helping when instrumental or orchestra music was being furnished to Kinmundy people. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. John W. HENSLEY of Prestonburg, Ky. arrived Wednesday morning. Due to the strike condition on the railroad, she was unable to attend the funeral of her father, E.R. HENSLEY.
- Paddy GRAYs residence caught fire and there was considerable damage done. Mrs. GRAY was cooking breakfast on the gasoline stove and she left the room. When she came back the house was on fire.
- Aug. 2, 1922 at Centralias St. Marys parsonage, the marriage of Mr. Chris ROEWE of East St. Louis to Miss Pansy CHAPMAN of this city took place. The groom is a young businessman in East St. Louis. The bride is daughter of Mrs. Frank CRAIG of this city. After finishing high school here, she went to East St. Louis. The couple will make their home there.
- Booker: Mr. and Mrs. Frank BURKET had a 10 pound boy born on Wednesday.
- Dr. J.B. MORGAN and wife of Lakewood, Ohio announce the arrival of a baby boy born July 29.
Aug. 10, 1922:
- An editorial was copied from "The Salem Republican" about how badly the county needs a new jail.
- A fire in the lawn of Mrs. Alice MENDENHALL sparked when a telephone wire was crossed over the electric light wires over dry grass. The firebell sounded keeping the fire from spreading to the house.
- Booker: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ervin HAMPSTEN, an 8 pound baby boy.
Aug. 17, 1922:
- Ethel Ruby SCHERMERHORN, youngest of 6 children of Mr. and Mrs. A.V. SCHERMERHORN, was born near Kinmundy on Nov. 4, 1881, and died on Aug. 4, 1922. She had been a patient at Danville Hospital at the time of her death. Ruby, as she was known at home, is survived by her father and mother residing at Ridgefarm, Ill., and by the following brothers and sisters: Frank E. SCHERMERHORN and Mae SCHERMERHORN of Seattle, Washington; E.M. SCHERMERHORN of Ridgefarm, Ill.; Mrs. J.A. BROOM of Alma; and Mrs. J.C. BROOM of Edgewood. Mrs. Sarah DILLON of Kinmundy, a grandmother, also survives along with 4 nieces and 11 nephews. Services were held at the M.E. Church in Ridgefarm on Aug. 7 and later that day in Kinmundy at the M.E. Church. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- (From the Marseilles Paper): The marriage of Miss Evelyn CAMPBELL, aged 18, and Tracy Lee DOWNS, aged 21, took place last evening at the Congregational parsonage. The bride is daughter of Mrs. Helen CAMPBELL, who came from Milwaukee. The groom is son of Mrs. Mattie DOWNS at Kinmundy, and was employed at Certainteed Plant up to the time of the injury of his arm.
- T.M. SMITH and wife, G.M. NIRIDER, wife and children, Mrs. O.C. TOMILSON, Mrs. E.K. DONOVAN, and E.E. HARVEY attended the SMITH Reunion at Rose Lake on Aug. 16, 1922. A brief history of the Solomon SMITH family was read by D.R. SMITH of Iuka.
- The I.C. Reservoir is being drained in the south part of the town, since it is no longer used by the company.
- Mr. and Mrs. Howard SMITH of Detroit, Michigan have a baby girl born Aug. 10 named Faith Elizabeth. The mother is the former Miss Fannie HOCKER.
- Eldo WAINSCOTT and wife are the parents of a baby girl born last Thursday.
- Mr. and Mrs. T.F. DURKIN of Chicago had a son, Francis, born Aug. 10. The mother is the former Miss Rochelle BAYLIS of this city.
Aug. 31, 1922:
- If you see any mistakes in this issue, please overlook them. Ye Editor and wife are the proud parents of an 11 pound boy who made his arrival at their home this a.m. Joseph Guin is his name.
- Mr. Bryan VALLOW and Miss Amelda OBRIEN of this city were married at the Catholic Church on Aug. 27, 1922. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan OBRIEN, and is graduate of the K.H.S. class of 1918. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. VALLOW and proprietor of the Depot Garage. The couple will make their home in this city.
- Mr. Lavern GRAY and Miss Marie BRIMBERRY of this city were married in Mt. Vernon on Aug. 12 by a Justice of the Peace. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art BRIMBERRY of this community. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob GRAY and employed by the I.C.R.R. Co. in the Water Works department at Gilman. The couple will make their home in Kinmundy.
Sept. 7, 1922:
- Born to Guy BARBEE and wife on Sept. 2, 1922, an 8 pound baby girl.
Sept. 14, 1922:
- James LOWE, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. LOWE, has been promoted to the supt. of the Carthage, Mo plant of Hercules Powder Co.
- (From Champaign News): The wedding of Miss Rosamond MEEKS of Urbana to Paul TRACY of Urbana took place on Thursday. Mrs. TRACY attended the University of Illinois and had been employed in the agricultural dept. at the University. She formerly lived in Chicago. The groom is a graduate of Illinois and is employed as Assistant Dairy manufacturer at the University.
- A letter was printed from Miss N.C. GEE to Mrs. A.E. W. PRUETT.
- Artemecia NEAVILL, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth NEAVILL, was born in Jefferson Co., Ind. on Oct. 28, 1836, the eldest of a family of 8 children, all who have preceded her in death. After the death of her first husband, Mr. CONNERE, she moved with her parents to Marion county in about 1860. In 1865 she married John BTHACARY, who died a few years later. In 1885 she married Henry RAY at Tonti until Mr. RAY passed away. She died Sept. 10, 1922 and leaves 2 step-daughters, 1 niece, and 10 nephews. Her funeral was held near her home in Tonti with interment in Evergreen Cemetery in Kinmundy.
- Mr. and Mrs. G.D. BRASEL had a baby daughter, Priscilla See, born on Sept. 10 at Casey. The mother is the former Miss Irene SEE.
- Pete MILLER received a message that the 9 year old son of Herman KNECHT and wife, had died.
- Born to Selby B. GARRETT and wife, an 11 pound girl on Sept. 12, 1922.
- Sept. 3, 1922 was the 34th birthday of Mrs. Alonzo BAYLISS, and 65 of her neighbors and friends surprised her at the noon hour.
Sept. 24, 1922:
- Oliver Perry JONES was born in Newark, Ohio on Oct. 10, 1852 and died on Sept. 13, 1922. He married Mary DAVIS at Casey in 1871, and they had 4 children - Isaac, Daniel, Jirl, and Lucy. Isaac and Daniel died in infancy, and his wife died in 1879. He married Susanna LIVINGSTON in 1884 and they had 3 children - Mary E., Lennie, and Elizabeth. Lennie and Elizabeth died in childhood. He leaves a wife, 3 children, 14 grandchildren, a brother, and a sister.
- The schedule of events for the Marion County Farmers Institute that will be held in Kinmundy from Sept. 28 - Sept. 30, was printed. A picture of J. Lem BALLANCE, who is chairman of the event, was also printed.
- Last Saturday at the residence of Rev. Ernest CONNETT, the marriage of Mr. Howard BACKENSTO and Miss Ruth ATKINS, both of this city, took place. Mr. Ray HAMILTON and Miss Mary OBRIEN served as attendants. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. ATKINS, and is a graduate of the class of 1920. She had been employed as a compositor at the Express office until a few months ago. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe BACKENSTO, and is employed as Assistant Supt. of the Peevely Dairy Co. in this city. The groom recently purchased the property of Pete MILLER in the north part of town, where the couple will make their home.
- Forrest SEE was killed in Oklahoma and buried on what was to be his wedding day. "Miss Margaret PUGH is lonely today. Forrest W. SEE, happy and carefree, is dead, his life snuffed out in a second. Forrest and Margaret were to have been married, only a few hours earlier, the counterbalance of the elevator had crushed Forrests skull and killed him instantly." Forrest William SEE, son of Charles and Alice SEE, was born in Omega on Dec. 23, 1894, and died in Muskogee, Oklahoma on Sept. 12, 1922. He had been educated in our rural schools, and served in France during the World War. He leaves his parents, one brother - Lewin, 2 sisters-in-law, Mesdames Mary and Donnie SEE. Two of his brothers, Earl and Stanley preceded him in death. The body was brought to Salem, and the funeral service was held at the home of Forrests parents, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. The accident took place at Calhouns Dry Goods as See was an employee of the Otis Elevator Company and had been assigned to this job.
- Mt. Carmel: Several from the vicinity attended the birthday dinner at Curt SMITHs on Sunday. They celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
Sept. 28, 1922:
- Word was received here Monday of the death of Dr. W.P. DENNIS of Effingham, a well known man of this vicinity. He died at the age of 82 years of heart failure, and was a veteran of the Civil War.
- Last Monday at the M.E. Church South parsonage, the marriage of Mr. John E. HICKEY of Houghton, Michigan to Miss Cora BARBEE of this city, took place. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. BARBEE of this city. The groom is a veteran and had spent several months here this summer fishing. The couple will live in Houghton, Michigan.
- The Gem Cafe changed hands yesterday. Wm. ROADMAN is now the new owner, and he intends to install a bake shop in the near future. Mr. SAVELY is the former owner.
- Golda NEAL of Meacham twp. died of brain fever. She was daughter of Thomas and Maggie NEAL, and was a member of Brown Church.
Oct. 5, 1922:
- Mrs. Milo C. WEBB, formerly Mrs. Mary Jane SPILLMAN of this city, died Monday from acute stomach trouble. She was the widow of Nicholas SPILLMAN who was for many years the editor of the Oakland City, Ind. Enterprise. Children are: A.K. SPILLMAN of Chicago; Mrs. Norman BUGG of Farmington, Mo.; Carl SPILLMAN of Oakland City; Rank SPILLMAN of Birmingham, Ala.; and Blake SPILLMAN of Halesboro, N.Y.
- While crossing the street Friday, Wanda ZUMSTEG, 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike ZUMSTEG, and Genevieve HAMMER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myron HAMMER, were knocked down and ran over by an automobile driven by Mr. C.R. ALDERSON, severally injuring the latter. Wanda only received a scratch on her head, but the front wheel passed over Genevieves abdomen, and the rear wheel rested on her chest and shoulder when the car stopped. Several witnessed the scene. Within a second H.E. VOGT of Salem open handed, lifted the car rear wheel of the car off of the child, and J. Lem BALLANCE snatcher her in his arms and ran to the office of Dr. A.J. BOSTON. When her father reached her she said "Oh Papa, Im dead, Im dead." Her shoulder was crushed and she had possible internal injuries. After treatment she was taken home, and is now improving very rapidly. The accident was unavoidable on the part of Mrs. ALDERSON.
Oct. 12, 1922:
- Golden Rod Temple No. 37 of the Pythian Sisters celebrated their 20th anniversary.
- On Oct. 2, Leon HANNA and wife started to their home in Chicago with his mother, Mrs. C.W. HANNA. Two miles north of Watseka, a truck crossed over into their lane. The HANNA car then went into a 5 foot ditch and turned over. Leon and his wife escaped injury, but Mrs. HANNA was thrown under the wreck. The car was lifted off of her and she was taken to Iroquois Hospital at Watseka where she was found to be badly bruised about the hips. An x-ray showed a fractured bone. She was later taken to the home of her son in Chicago. At last report she is getting along very well.
- R.J. ANDREWS and wife have a new baby girl born last night.
Oct. 19, 1922:
- Emma E. WINTERROWD was born in Shelbyville, Ind. on June 7, 1844, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellis WOLFE, in Centralia on Oct. 16, 1922. She married Anderson DEIWERT in early life and with her family she moved to Effingham, Ill. She married John T. NELMS, and they moved to Kinmundy in about 1870. He died Dec. 29, 1890. The children were raised in Kinmundy. When her health began to fail about 2 years ago, she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Dudie WOLFE. She leaves her mother; Mrs. Ellis WOLFE of Centralia; 4 sons, Myron DEIWERT of Everett, Wash.; John H. NELMS of Kinmundy; Frank E. of Centralia; and Maurice B. of Hindsboro, Ill. Also 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers, L.H. WINTERROWD and E.A. WINTERROWD of Ennis, Texas; 3 sisters, Mrs. Nora RAMSEY, Mrs. Delia EVANS, and Mrs. Ella ADAMS. Services were held at the Christian Church here with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mariah Jane FARRIS, daughter of Abraham and Leah SWITZER, was born Sept. 30, 1853 and she died at her home near Farina on Oct. 13, 1922. She married at the age of 19 to Aarvin RUFFNER, who preceded her in death. She married second to Dr. MARSHEL at the age of 21, and he preceded her in death. They had 3 children: Leah, Nina, and Hub MARSHEL, and both girls preceded her in death. She married Presley FARRIS on Jan. 30, 1864, and they had 4 children: Presley, Cul, Cord, and Ida. Presley and Cul both preceded their mother in death, leaving Cord and Ida and 34 granchildren. Services were held at Union Church with interment in Elder Cemetery.
- News from Brown: Tanner MARTIN and wife are parents of a baby girl born Oct. 7.
Oct. 26, 1922:
- "Notice to Hunters: We, the undersigned, do hereby notify the public that we will not allow any hunting on our farms or land controlled by us: J.W. GARRETT, Theo. GARRETT, M.S. WALKER, Orie ATKINS, Dow GREEN, Sam ARNOLD, A.I. EAGAN, Earnie JONES, T.I. ARNOLD, C.W. LOWE, H.H. EAGAN, Claude GARRETT, O.M. ARNOLD, Guy ARNOLD, W.C. LOWE, W.R. DOOLEN, Orie GREEN, M.H. DOOLEN, C.C. DOOLEN, G.B. ARNOLD, W.H. JONES, Eli MORGAN, T.T. HAYNES, Bert GARRETT."
- A daughter was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. Joe GUNNING in Tolono, Ill. The mother is formerly Miss Agnes CRAIG of this city.
- Born to Mr. and Mrs. Perry NEAVILLE on Wednesday, a baby boy.
- Herschel WILKINSON and wife of West Frankfort, are parents of a baby boy born Saturday. Grandmother WILKINSON left Sunday evening to help care for him.
Nov. 2, 1922:
- Roy FORD came down from Champaign Tuesday to visit his parents, W.H. FORD and family.
- Jacob Elroy BOUGHERS, son of John and Sidney BOUGHERS, was born Dec. 28, 1878, and died Oct. 28, 1922. "Jake" as he was familiarly known, married Miss Catherine HELM on Oct. 27, 1901 and they had 4 children: Hazel, Wilma and Ray, whose twin sister passed on. He also leaves a brother, Mr. Edd BOUGHERS; a sister, Mrs. Lou SIMMONS of St. Louis; and an aged mother. His life began in Kinmundy and all his years have been lived in our midst. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. Chas. WAINSCOTT of this city and Miss Pearl CHRISMAN of St. James were married at the M.E. South parsonage on Sunday. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom CHRISMAN, who owns and operated a farm west of St. James. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac WAINSCOTT of this city. He is employed on a farm owned by Fred DORR living northwest of this city.
- Mr. Edward R. LOWE of Collinsville and Miss Rhea WHITE of Amy, Colorado, both formerly of this city, were married on Oct. 25 in the Pastors study at the M.E. Church at Colorado Springs, Colo. The bride is daughter of the late Doug WHITE, who lived south of this city. She and her mother, Mrs. Florence WHITE, have moved their home with her brother, Carl WHITE of Amy, Colo. for the past few years. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. LOWE of this city. He is partner of the firm of LOWE Brothers of Collinsville, who are engaged in the garage business. The couple will make their home in Collinsville.
- Mr. Burdette BRASEL and Miss Faye McCLAIN, both of this community, were married on Saturday at the M.E. Parsonage South. The bride is daughter of Chas. McCLAIN who formerly operated the Frank HOWELL farm north of this city. The groom is son of Harry BRASEL who operates a farm north of this city. Burdette is a young farmer, and the couple will make their home in this community.
Nov. 9, 1922:
- Mary Lourine HANNA was born in Wilson Co, Tenn. on Apr. 21, 1832, and died on Nov. 6, 1922 at the home of her son, Gray WILLIAMS in Kinmundy. She moved to Illinois with her parents at the age of 7 years old. She married Thomas C. WILLIAMS in 1850, and they had 10 children, 5 of whom survive. Thomas C. preceded her in death in 1872, and in 1877 she married David R. HANNA and 1 child was born. He had 5 children she loved as her own. David R. HANNA died in 1913. She leaves 6 children, grand and great-grandchildren. Services were held a M.E. Church South with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Charles David BREWER was born in Kinmundy on March 31, 1877, and died at the home of his sister, Mrs. M.A. NELSON in Tolono, Ill. On Nov. 6, 1922 after an affliction of 2 years. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Capt. A.W. SONGER celebrated his 90th birthday this week. He was born on a farm near Xenia, Clay Co., Ill. on Nov. 2, 1832, and with the exception of a few years, he spent his life in this state. He spent his early years on a Clay county farm working part of the time at the carpenter trade, and served in the Civil War, being honorably discharged at a First Lieutenant. He moved to Kinmundy in 1867, when under the firm name of SONGER Brothers, the flouring mill was built. This mill enjoyed the patronage of parts of 3 counties - Marion, Fayette, and Clay. The senior brother, G.M., passed away in the 80's, and then was continued by the junior brother, A.W. for many years. He was president of the Kinmundy First National Bank for many years. His daughter, Mrs. James T. BROWN planned the 90th anniversary at their Kinmundy home last Thursday with an open house, where the music was furnished by the Kinmundy Band, and several individuals. (Note: A picture of Mr. SONGER accompanied this article.)
Nov. 16, 1922:
- A birthday dinner was held at the home of Isaac WAINSCOTT on Nov. 12th, the day being the birthday of Jess WAINSCOTT, Mrs. Forrest HOWE, and Mrs. Chas. WAINSCOTT.
- Ten years ago, from the Nov. 14, 1912 edition:
- S.B. (Dad) SARCHETT and wife are moving from Centralia to this city to reside.
Nov. 23, 1922:
- Bliss CARMEAN stopped by the Express office to tell of his trip in the sunny south.
- Herman SOLDNER and Miss Iris LACEY, both of Kinmundy, motored to Salem on Wednesday and were married by Rev. Barney MORRIS of the Christian Church at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. RUDOLPH. With them were Raymond LACEY and Miss Mary FUNK. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. SOLDNER residing north of here. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram LACEY residing east of this city. The couple will make their home in our community.
- Mr. Marvin CONANT and Miss Lovell GREEN were married at the home of Rev. Monroe SMITH of Patoka. The groom is son Mrs. Valinda CONANT, and he is a farmer west of this city. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus GREEN of near Patoka. Supper was held at the home of the brides parents, and also in honor of the brides grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James ARNOLD, whos wedding anniversary was on the same date. The couple was charivaried at the grooms home on Monday. The couple will make their home on what is known as the Eli CONANT farm.
- From 10 years ago, on Nov. 21, 1912:
- Mose SWIFT and daughter, Miss Elizabeth, spent Saturday in Centralia on business.
- Ernest STORCK, a prosperous young farmer residing northwest of Farina, and Miss Edna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. HOWELL of Meacham twp. were married Nov. 17 at the brides home.
- A new girl made her arrival at the home of Geo. FIELDS and wife on Monday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Glenn PARKER have a baby boy born at their home in OFallon.
- Meacham News: T.J. WADE, wife and daughter, were entertained at Glenn ROBBs Sunday in honor of T.J.s birthday anniversary.
Nov. 30, 1922:
- Nov. 18 at the M.E. Parsonage in Sesser, Ill., the marriage of Miss Zola HAMILTON of this city and Mr. Earl LEWIS of Sesser took place. The bride is daughter of Chas. HAMILTON of this city. She graduated from Kinmundy High School in the Class of 1919, and had been employed in Sesser Schools the past 2 years. The groom is manager of the Mercantile Store in Sesser. The couple will make their home in Sesser.
- Noel Walter SANDERS, aged 25 years was brought here for burial on Thursday from New York. He died in Farming Dale Hospital, Long Island, New York on Nov. 18. Services were held at the M.E. Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Noel was a Kinmundy boy, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James SANDERS. He was a veteran of the World War and served in France.
- A 9½ pound boy has made his arrival at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. MAHAN on Tuesday.
- Born to Henry METZGER and wife, a baby girl born on Nov. 11.
- Elder School and Omega: W.C. SOUTHWARD, L.M. WANTLAND, and W.H. and G.W. SHAFFER attended the Community Center meeting at Brubaker on Saturday night.
- 10 years ago on Nov. 28, 1912:
- Wm H. STORRS has returned home from an extended trip thru Canada and the northwest.
- Airs CONANT was in Terre Haute part of last week having his face treated for cancer.
- Marshall HEISTAND of Alma twp. and Miss Dillie SIPES of near Omega were married at the M.E. parsonage in this city last Thursday, and on Friday an enfair dinner was enjoyed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. HEISTAND.
Dec. 7, 1922:
- (From the Altamont Journal): Irvin White FOSTER was born Jan. 13, 1844 in Clinton county, and died the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1922. He was a Civil War veteran. He came to Labette Co., Kansas in 1876. At Chetopa he married Mary E. WALL on Feb. 13, 1879, at they had 6 children, 4 boys and 2 girls, all who survive except Charlie who died at the age of 14. In 1883 he purchased a farm 2½ miles east of Altamont. When a young man he united with the Methodist Church at Sandy Branch, Illinois. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary E. FOSTER and children: Lee F. FOSTER of Kansas City; Mrs. Anna CAVE of Angola, Kansas; Edgar FOSTER, Clyde FOSTER, and Mrs. Nellie B. INGRAM, all of Altamont; 4 grandchildren - Vera Lee and Wilian FOSTER, Mary Louise and Foster CAVE. Three brothers lived in Illinois. Interment in Elston Cemetery.
- J.M. ROTAN and O. SEE were honored by the I.O.O.F. Lodge for 50 years membership.
- Mr. and Mrs. O.K. MILLER had a 7 pound girl born Friday named Shirley Carol.
- Mr. and Mrs. Herman SCHNEIDER, Jr. had an 11 pound baby girl born on Dec. 1.
- Word was received that a daughter was born at the home of Rev. and Mrs. A.B. MERCER of Niagra Falls, named Marion Margaret. The mother is formerly Miss Pearl PRUETT of this city.
- Born to Rolly ROGERS and wife, a 10 pound baby girl on Wednesday.
- Elder School and Omega: The funeral for the 3 old child of Mr. and Mrs. Ray SHORT of Alma was held at the Lovell Church and laid to rest in the nearby cemetery.
- Elder School and Omega: The 18 month old child of Tom SHAFFER and wife of near here died Sunday.
- 10 years ago on Dec. 5, 1912:
- Jas. GARRETT spent Thanksgiving here with his parents, Ben GARRETTs.
- Mr. Jesse W. BROOM of Thomasboro and Miss Grace SCHERMERHORN of Ridgefarm were married at the home of the brides parents on Thursday, Nov. 28 by the Pastor of the First M.E. Church. The couple will reside in Thomasboro, as he is a station agent at that place.
- The "Forty-fivers" enjoyed a reunion on Sat. Nov. 23. The occasion was the birthday of Clabe COCKRELL. Mrs. COCKRELL and daughter, Mrs. Earl MORRIS prepared dinner for the guests.
Dec. 14, 1922:
- Meacham News: Ed DILLON and family spent last Tuesday evening at Frank REESE home trying their new piano recently purchased for their daughter, Mildred.
- As we go to press we learn that Miss Laura FISHER is on her way to England to be married.
- 10 years ago - Dec. 12, 1912:
- The Centralia basketball team is forced by shotgun to leave Farina at 12 oclock midnight, because of making "roughhouse out of the hotel".
- Seymour JONES, a high school student, passed away at the home of his uncle, Wm. MORRIS.
- Gibeon H. CONANT passed away Dec. 7.
- Miss Flossie YOST of Alma, and Mr. Guy BARBEE of this city, were married at the home of the grooms parents, Lewis BARBEE and wife Sunday noon on Dec. 8.
- Mrs. Eli ROBB left yesterday for St. Louis where she will enter the hospital for treatment. She was accompanied by her husband, her brother, J.L. BALLANCE, and Dr. GREER of St. Paul.
- The funeral of Mrs. Geo. C. WILSON was held near Alma on Sunday.
- Rev. Monroe SMITH conducted the funeral of G.H. CONANT on Monday.
Dec. 21, 1922:
- Mrs. Louise BLURTON died at her home in Farina last Friday at the age of 78. The funeral was held in Farina with burial in Kinmundys Evergreen Cemetery. She was aunt of C. GRAY, Mrs. John NEAVILL, and Mr. J.O. COX of this city.
- James A. SANDERS, resident of Omega twp. died at his home last Thursday aged 87. The funeral was Friday with interment in Parker Cemetery in Clay county.
- Nicholas George KLINE, son of Peter and Catherine KLINE, was born in Coblentz, Germany on Feb. 6, 1851, and died at this home near Kinmundy on Dec. 14, 1922. Mr. KLINE had been out in the barn doing chores when after an extended period of time, his wife went out to check on him. He had collapsed and it was determined later that he had died of a leaky heart valve. He came to America with his parents at 6 years of age and lived in the state of Illinois 65 years. At the age of 24 he married Sofia SLAKER, and they had 2 children - Mary Catherine and Cora Viola. His wife died when Cora was 7 months old. In 1881 he married Susie THELAN, and they had 2 children - Clara Magdalene and Harry Edward. The latter passed away Oct. 30, 1910. The last 28 years hes spent his home south of Kinmundy. He is survived by a widow, and 3 children: Mrs. Emil NELSON of West Chicago, Mrs. James FORBES of LaFox, Ill., and Mrs. W.R. LESEMAN of Centralia; and 8 grandchildren. Services were held at the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Meacham News: A general good time was enjoyed by the Community Club at the Ed HARRELL home last Friday night. A variety of games were played and the hostess served popcorn, candy, and apples. Everyone went home happy and thanking Mr. and Mrs. HARRELL for the pleasant evening.
- 10 years ago - Dec. 19, 1912:
- Miss Jessie ALLEN and F.B. GEORGE of Sandoval were married Dec. 14. The bride is daughter of Mrs. Wm. EAGAN of this city.
- I.D. INGRAM and son, Coy, left Monday for Wellston, Oklahoma to visit his brother, Chas. INGRAM. Dennie left there 18 years ago when wagon roads were not as numerous as they are today.
Dec. 28, 1922:
- Benjamin C. TATE was born on Jan. 23, 1844 at Xenia, Ill., and died Dec. 23, 1922. He married Nancy J. WHITMAN on Feb. 27, 1868, and they had 10 children - 6 boys and 4 girls: James William, Samuel Marion, Mrs. F.R. MOORE, Arthur Franklin, Mrs. Jennie SIMER, Curtis Roy, Winifred, Mrs. W.L. THORPE, Mrs. O.J. HANSON, and Vearl A., 8 of whom are still living. James William preceded him in death on Apr. 2, 1909, and Samuel Marion died Sept. 2, 1917. Mr. TATE had served in the Civil War for 3 years. Services were held on Christmas Day at the family residence in Kinmundy with interment in Shadden Cemetery.
- Mrs. Henry DUNCAN passed away at her home in Moweaqua, Ill., Tuesday, Dec. 19. The cause of her death was pneumonia. She leaves a husband and four little children. The funeral services were held at Moweaqua and interment in the Moweaqua Cemetery. The deceased was formerly Miss Jennie LANSFORD, a sister of Mrs. Dick ATKINS, and was well known in this community.
- Mesdames R.P. McBRYDE and Fannie K. EAGAN were in Farina Friday attending the funeral of Lucille OSBORN.
- Mr. Robert GREEN and Miss Marjorie WADE, both of this community, were married at the M.E. Parsonage on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn ROBB served as attendants. The groom is son of Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD of this city. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. WADE living east of this city, and is a graduate of the local high schools class of 1920. She is employed as a teacher at North Fork school and will finish teaching the term. The couple will reside on the grooms farm. Dinner was held at the brides parents home on Sunday, and another on Christmas Day at the J.T. ARNOLD home.
- An 8½ pound boy made his arrival at the home of F.A. MOTCH this morning. Richard Forrest is his name.
- Born to Claude GARRETT and wife, an 8 pound boy on Sat., Dec. 23.
- Born to Otis HINES and wife on Dec. 25, a 7 pound boy.
- 10 years ago - Dec. 19, 1912:
- Word was received here of the arrival of a son at home of John G. BRENNER and wife of Clarion, Iowa.
- Miss Ruth HUMPREY returned home Sunday from Christopher where she had been employed in a photo studio.
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