Gleanings from "The Kinmundy Express"
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Jan. 3, 1929:No weekly paper on microfilm roll.
Jan. 10, 1929:
- Mr. Willis ROSS, a former resident of this city, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank YEAGER, in Memphis, Tenn. on Jan. 7, 1929. The body was brought here Tuesday with services being held at the M.E. church and interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Willis Boone, son of John and Nancy ROSS, was born Sept. 6, 1843 in Decatur Co., Ind. and moved to Jefferson Co., Ind. when a boy of 7 years of age and thence to Marion Co., Ill. in 1864 where he lived until a few years ago when he went to make his home with his daughter in Memphis, Tenn. He was the eldest of 7 children, of whom 2 brothers - Thomas ROSS of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Alonzo ROSS of Olden, Kansas; and 1 sister - Mrs. Bertha LITTON of Elliottsville, Ind. survive him. He married Miss Rhoda Emily INGRAM on May 13, 1875 in this city, and they had 6 children, Elsie and Matthew dying in infancy. There are remaining: Mrs. Ethel CROSSETT of Granite City, Ill.; Mrs. Caroline YEAGER of Memphis, Tenn.; William B. of Salem; and Myron C. of Lindsburg, Kansas.
- Mr. and Mrs. Vernon SIPES have a 7½ lb. son born Jan. 9 named Maurice Dudley.
- In honor of his birthday, relatives of Orville DISS gave him a surprise Sunday by going to his home prepared to partake of a sumptuous dinner with him and his family. Those going were Chas. DISS and family, Clarence HANNA and family, and Chas. BLOMBERG and family.
- Jason R. SIMER of Monticello died at his home Saturday of heart trouble aged 69 years. He spent his early life in Marion Co. residing a number of years near Omega. After graduating from Southern Ill. Normal at Carbondale, he taught in a number of school in the county before going to Piatt county where he continued to teach many years. He is survived by his wife, 4 sons, 2 sisters, and 1 brother. Services were held at the M.E. Church in Monticello with interment in the cemetery near Cisco. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. S.A. WHISNANT of this city.
- A representative of Peevley Dairy Co. was here Tuesday and posted a notice on the door of the receiving station that it was the intention of the company to quit business here Jan. 31.
- Thomas HARGRAVE fell in his home Wed. breaking his hip. It will be remembered that Mr. HARGRAVE broke his other hip a few years ago which left him a cripple. He was taken to the Centralia hospital on train 21 this morning.
- B.J. ROTAN closed a deal Saturday in which G.W. ROSS of Terre Haute, Ind. became owner of the Home Hotel. Mr. ROSS and his family expect to be here in the near future and will open the hotel for business.
- George COLE, tenant on the Will FRAZIER farm was taken seriously ill on Saturday with acute appendicitis and an emergency operation was performed at Oakwood Hospital Saturday night.
- Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. LARKIN of Chicago entertained a number of former Kinmundy residents at their home on New Years evening.
- Over the Line (from last week): J.W. WHITTENBURG and wife attended the funeral last Thursday of C.C. COCKRELL who was an old neighbor and friend. He lived in this community many years before moving to Kinmundy.
- Wilson School: Word was received Monday of new son at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred STOCK at Effingham.
- Meacham News: Mrs. Frank COX and daughter, Mrs. George NEAVILL, went to Centralia Wednesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Arthur BOUSMAN.
- Miss Helen WANTLAND and Miss Rada GARRETT left Sunday for Carbondale to continue their studies at S.I.N.U.
Jan. 17, 1929:
- Lillie CHALFANT ROBNETT, daughter of Jefferson and Mary CHALFANT, was born in Kinmundy on Apr. 2, 1860 and died at her home in this city on Jan. 9, 1929, after an illness of 3 years. She was the eldest of 5 children. She has 1 sister, Miss Ann CHALFANT, of this city. In 1884 she married Noah ROBNETT, and they had 2 children, one of whom died at the early age of 1½ years. She leaves a son, Pleasant, of this city; 1 sister, Miss Anna CHALFANT; and 2 grandsons. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Miriam ALEXANDER, wife of William HOWELL of Rantoul died Saturday in Gays, Ill. at the home of her brother. Funeral and interment were held in Gays. Mr. and Mrs. HOWELL were former residents of this city. Miriam Madge ALEXANDER died Jan. 12, 1929 aged 33 years, 7 months, and 14 days. She was born near Gays, where she spent her entire life. On May 7, 1916 she married William HOWELL of Kinmundy, and they had 2 children, Margaret, who is now age 7 years, and James, who is 3. They moved to Berea, Iowa in 1920. About 2 years ago, the family returned locating at Rantoul, Ill. Besides her husband and children, she leaves her father, J.E. ALEXANDER, of Strasburg, Ill.; 3 brothers, Edward of Walnut Grove, Minn.; James E., and Guy, both of Gays, Ill.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ella FORT, State Center, Iowa; Mrs. Lucy PURKISER of Strasburg, Ill., and Mrs. Susie WAINSCOTT of Champaign. Her mother preceded her in death by 5 months and 12 days.
- Margaret A. HUMPHREYS, a former resident of this community, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar JOHNSON, in Newton on Monday aged 90 years old. The funeral was held there with the remains being brought here and laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery. She leaves 4 daughters: Mrs. A.A. COFFMAN of this city; Mrs. Nora WHITE of Salem; Mrs. Edgar JOHNSON of Newton; and Mrs. Roscoe COCKRELL of Vinita, Oklahoma.
- Claude Leroy, son of Claude and Mildred DOOLEN HANNA, was born Oct. 29, 1926 and died Jan. 11, 1929 at their home in Lansing, Mich. The parents and brother, Forrest DOOLEN, motored here with the body arriving Sunday morning, and went to the home of her mother, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. ROBB. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Martha Le Etta, daughter of David R. and Mary HOWELL HANNA, was born northwest of Kinmundy on May 8, 1865. She had been in failing health for the past 5 years, and died Jan. 12, 1929. She married Charles DISS on Feb. 5, 1891 at Effingham, Ill., and they had 7 children: Marlin of Monte Vista, Colorado; Orville of Kinmundy; Nelle BLOMBERG of Peoria; and Beulah, Lowell and Howard at home. One daughter, Lula SCHAUFELBERGER died Jan. 14, 1919, leaving a little daughter, Edith Bernice, then only 8 months old to the care of her grandmother. Besides her husband and children, she leaves 2 brothers, Clarence and Dr. H.L. HANNA of Kinmundy, and 7 grandchildren. Two sisters, Elizabeth BROCKWAY and Margaret Jane WILLIAMS, preceded her in death, the latter just 6 months ago. Services were held at Shanghai Church with interment in Gray Cemetery.
- On Aug. 24, 1850, a daughter, Isabelle, was born to Jacob and Hannah IDLEMAN at Marion, Ohio. When a young child she moved with her parents to Marion Co., Ill., where the remainder of her life was spent. At the family home 2 miles south of Salem, she and Robert LONNON were married on March 29, 1877. A son, George, who survives, was born to this couple. In June 1884 she married Henry SIPES, who survives. In her last long illness she has been faithfully attended by her 2 only granddaughters Myrle and Lois LONNON. A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Geo. LONNON; a grandson, Robert; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Alma TURNER with her family of Alton survive. Her brothers, George and Elijah, also sisters, Clarissa, Addie and Samantha, preceded her in death. Aunt Belle died at the family home near Omega on Jan. 9, 1929. Services were held at the Christian Church with interment in Lovell Grove Cemetery.
- Herbert KEEN and Miss Alvena HALL were married Saturday at the office of B.J. ROTAN. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Jim BRIM, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene KEEN.
- Enroute to attend the funeral of Mrs. Wm. HOWELL at Gays on Monday, Harry HOWELL and Sell HOWELL had a collision with their cars. Jack HOWELL received a gash in his forehead, and his wife received a broken arm. Sell received some bruises about the chest, and his wife was thrown out of the car onto the pavement. She received some bruises also.
Jan. 24, 1929:
- Granville GAMMON, son of James and Catherine GAMMON, was born in Orange Co., Ind. on Aug. 14, 1851, and died at his home in Alma on Jan. 8, 1929. On Sept. 17, 1871 he married Nancy E. PROCTON, and they had 4 sons, 2 of whom died in infancy, and 1 at the age of 16 years. Of this union only 1 remains, James W. GAMMON of Donnellson, Ill. On March 5, 1877, Nancy E., his wife died. On May 15, 1878 he married Clarissa Ann McCONNELL, and they had 7 children, 5 sons and 2 daughter. Of this union only 3 remain, 1 son and 2 daughters, namely, Charles of Kinmundy, and Hazel ALDRICH and Jennie OSBORN of Alma. Clarissa Ann, his wife, died March 15, 1907. On Apr. 23, 1916 he married Carrie KITCHELL who with 2 sons and 2 daughters survive him. He was converted at the Methodist Church in Oskaloosa, Ill. on Apr. 14, 1867. He moved to Alma on Dec. 17, 1867, where on the first Sabbath day he was found at the Church to worship and transfer his membership there. He was chorister for 35 years. He served 2 years as county President of Sunday School, and 4 terms as Supervisor of Alma twp, and was elected Justice of the Peace and has served for almost 30 years. He was a member of the Kinmundy Lodge. He leaves his wife; 1 sister, Mrs. Lydia PORTER of Glasco, Kansas; 2 sons and 2 daughters; 23 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Methodist Church in Alma with interment in Alma Cemetery.
- Mrs. Anna BUSH, pioneer Chicago resident, died yesterday at the home of her son, William BUSH in Chicago. She was 94 years old, and an aunt of G.W. ELDER and Mrs. Anna HARVEY of this city.
- The marriage of William BARKSDALE of Kinmundy and Miss Edna WILLIAMS of Salem took place Jan. 13 at the M.E. parsonage in Effingham. Witnesses were Mrs. T.B. SOWER and Miss Reba YOUNG of this city. The groom is proprietor of a Barber Shop here coming to Kinmundy a few months ago.
- We received 2 letters this morning, one from W.B. ANDERSON of San Francisco, and other from J.W. BLAKESLEE of Ocean Park, Cal., both announcing the death of William SKILLING which occurred at his home in Richmond, Cal. on Jan. 11 aged about 65 years. His body was shipped to Kiowa, Kansas for burial beside his parents. He died of paralytic stroke. Mr. SKILLING was reared in educated in Kinmundy, and was a member of the class of 1880 at K.H.S. He read law with the late Judge Tilman RASER, and was connected with the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad for more than 40 years. He was son of Dr. SKILLING who was a practicing physician here many years ago. He was an active member of the "Kinmundy Club" in California.
- Younger WHITE, aged 80 years died at his home near Mason, Ill. on Jan. 16 following attack of influenza. He leaves a wife and 5 children, namely: Albert WHITE of Diverton, Ind.; Mrs. Effie RONK of Tuscola, Ill.; Mrs. Flossie BUSHUE of Mason, Ill.; and Mrs. Hester JAMES of Kinmundy; 1 sister, Mrs. Elizabeth COX of Newton Ill.; 2 brothers, Isaac of Oklahoma, and John of Hot Springs, Ark. The funeral was held at Bethsadia Christian Church in Union twp. on Friday.
- Susan Ethel RITTER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William RITTER, was born at Clay Co., Ind. on Apr. 30, 1888, and died Jan. 20, 1929. She married Fred MULVANY on Oct. 3, 1908, and there were 6 children born, 2 preceding her in death. She leaves her husband, and children namely: Ollie, Gordia, Thelma, and Gladys; her mother; 2 sisters, Mrs. Anna WILLIAMS at Palmer, Ill., and Mrs. Etna HANKS at St. Louis, Mo.; 3 brothers, Freemont RITTER of Casey, Ill., Charles RITTER of Lostant, Ill., and Ora RITTER of this place. Services were held at Brown Church with interment in Phillips Cem.
- W.C. INGRAM, former Kinmundy boy has been named Assistant U.S. District Attorney in E. St. Louis.
- Meacham News: Mr. Wes ABBOT died at his home in Crafton, Pa. at the age of 82 years. Mrs. ABBOT is an aunt of C.P. BALKE.
- Swift School: A party was given at the home of Marshall WILLIAMS and wife Saturday evening in honor of Miss Helen WAINSCOTTs and Tom GARRETTs birthdays. There were 15 present to enjoy the evening with them.
Jan. 31, 1929:
- Miss Monna LUCAS of this city and John SESSION Jr. of Odin were married in Odin Saturday. Attendants were Miss Luella GASTON of Salem and Hillary POWELL of Odin. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Dessie LUCAS of this city. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John SESSION of Odin. The couple will reside in Odin.
- Miss Florence DOOLEN of Salem spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. R.C. ROBB and family.
- Meacham News: The oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin NORMAN died last Thursday at their home in Arrowsmith, Ill. The father is a brother of Mrs. C.P. BALKE.
- Meadow Branch: Milton BAYLIS and wife entertained the young folks of this community Friday night, it being Mrs. BAYLIS birthday.
Feb. 7, 1929:
- Arthur DOOLEN returned home Monday from West Frankfort where he has been visiting His brother, Bryan and wife, for the past month. He will leave Tuesday for Springfield and from there to Riverside, Cal. where he will study aviation.
- Swift School: Dan ARNOLD, wife and daughters, Ruby and Pearl, Cleve DOOLEN and sons, Roy and Carl, Orville DISS, wife and sons spent Sunday with Fletch COLE and family, it being Mr. and Mrs. ARNOLDs, Mr. and Mrs. DISS, and Mr. and Mrs. COLEs wedding anniversary.
- Over the Line: Marion and Lucille MAXEY spent Saturday night and Sunday at Harry MAXEYs and enjoyed the charivari and kitchen shower for Herschel MAXEY and bride Saturday night.
Feb. 14, 1929:
- Coach Bryan DOOLEN was given a present of a diamond ring from the football squad of West Frankfort.
- Miss Elizabeth FUSZ, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. FUSZ of St. Louis married John BROWNRIGG of St. Louis on Feb. 6. The groom is the grandson of Mrs. Harriett DEVORE of this city.
- Patrick Joseph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred O. STOCK of Effingham, was born Jan. 7, 1929 and died Feb. 11, 1929. He leaves His parents, 1 brother - Frederick; 1 sister - Doloras; 2 grandmothers, and 1 grandfather.
- Pictures of W.B. ROSS and Edwin STEVENSON appeared in the Feb. issue of "The Bell Telephone News" complimenting their sales for the month.
- The residence of Joe BACKENSTO caught fire on the roof Sunday afternoon. Flames were quickly extinguished leaving a good sized hole in the roof.
- Chas. Arthur WOOTEN, aged 59 years, 5 months, and 23 days died at Muncie, Ind. on Feb. 7. The funeral was held at the Christian Church in Hindsboro and interment was at Kinmundy in Evergreen Cemetery.
- The front piece of the Feb. issue of "The Hercules Mixer", a publication of the Hercules Powder Co. was made up of a pictures and write-up about James Oswald LOWE and His family, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. LOWE of this city. He is assistant superintendent in the Joplin plant.
- Meadow Branch: Wes ROBB had a sheep killed by a couple of dogs recently.
- Meacham News: Mrs. Jas. JONES received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Minerva PHILLIPS, Feb. 9, at her home in St. Joseph, Ill. The funeral was held at the Baptist Church with interment in Elder Cemetery on Tuesday.
- Meacham News: Mrs. Frank COX received a letter from Mrs. Mag HARRELL, widow of the late Anderson HARRELL of Alto Pass, telling of the death of her step-daughter, Sarah LANSOME. She was buried on Jan. 13, 1929 at Alto Pass.
- Velma Ruth, a 10 lb. baby girl, was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.G. FARTHING in Streator, Ill. on Feb. 6. The mother is formerly Miss Ruth SPYKER residing southeast of this city.
Feb. 21, 1929:
- Isaac Franklin SUGG, son of Thomas and Samantha HUGHSON SUGG, was born near Odin on Sept. 21, 1853 and died at his home on Feb. 17, 1929 after an illness of several months. He was the youngest of 9 children, all of whom preceded him in death. He married Lillian MAXEY at Mt. Vernon, Ill. on Jan. 16, 1889, and they had 3 children: Norman J. SUGG and Effie SUGG of Chicago, and Maxey M. SUGG of Hartsburg, Ill., all whom survive. He also leaves 6 grandchildren. In about 1905, following an illness, Mr. SUGG was compelled to spend several months in a western climate in hopes of regaining his health, but recovery was only partial. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Kinmundy. Funeral services were held at the home with the remains taken to Odin for interment.
- Martha Belle, daughter of Melvin and Martha TAYLOR DOWNS, was born in Alma, Ill. on June 4, 1901, but lived most of her life in Kinmundy until her marriage. She died Feb. 15, 1929. On Oct. 26, 1918 she married Mr. Howard CARSELL, and they had a daughter, Gladys. Besides her husband and daughter, she leaves her mother, Mrs. Martha DOWNS of Kinmundy; 2 sisters - Mrs. Gladys SCULLION of Beardstown, and Thelma of Kinmundy; 5 brothers - Ruby of Kainsville, Mo., Harry of St. Joseph, Mo., and Clifford, Tracy, and Johnny. The father, oldest brother, Charlie, and Joseph preceded her in death. Joe was killed in action in France in the Worlds War. Services were held at the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB and children visited over the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willy GARRETT.
- Word was received here by Mr. and Mrs. G.W. NEWELL of the death of Hugo ANDERSON which occurred at his home in Rockford, Ill. on Feb. 16. His wife was Miss Mable GREEN, former Kinmundy girl.
- Over the Line: John ROBB had a tumor removed from his finger at Effingham on Wednesday.
- Swift School: A son was born to Marlin DISS and wife of Center, Colorado.
- Omega: Little Luella SEE died at her home north of Omega on Feb. 13, aged 5 months. She was a victim of whooping cough.
- Mr. and Mrs. Frank GARRETT and family of Mitchell, Ill. visited here over the weekend at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett JONES.
Feb. 28, 1929:
- Mrs. Sarah PUFFER died at her home in this city on Feb. 23 after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Sarah FORTNEY was born July 2, 1850 in Watson, Ill., and died at her home in this city on Feb. 23, 1929. She married Frank EAGAN on Feb. 13, 1887, who preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1902. She married Mr. Sam PUFFER on March 1, 1915, who is left to mourn. "Aunt Sally" also leaves 2 brothers, Sylvester FORTNEY of Mattoon, and James FORTNEY of Effingham; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Nattie HENKIL of Effingham, and Mrs. Susan SHUMACK of Strausburg.
- Martha A. EASLEY was born Aug. 30, 1851, and died Feb. 23, 1929. She married D.N. MERCER on Aug. 10, 1870, and they had 5 daughters and 1 son. Margaret Olive, and an infant son, Lettie A., and Mrs. Jessie M. BROWN preceded her in death. She leaves 2 daughters: Mrs. Daisy MAXEY and Mrs. Ethel HILL; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 1 sister, Mrs. John GASTON. Services were held at the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- A letter sent from Mrs. Thos. WILLIAMS of Cantil, Colorado was printed.
- Feb. 24th being the O.W. GEORGEs 70th birthday anniversary, the children, grandchildren, and other relatives came to help him celebrate. One of the pleasant surprises was the birthday cake baked by his little granddaughter, Elizabeth GEORGE, with the letters in pink "Age 70". At the noon hour they all sat down to a bountiful meal, and the afternoon was spent with pleasant conversation, the children remarking that their father was younger than he was 20 years ago. Those present were: Ray GEORGE and family, A.A. MALINSKY and family, W.S. GEORGE and family, Chas. GEORGE of Mattoon, Mel GRAY and family, and Glenn BRASEL and wife.
- Brubaker: A large crowd attended the surprise party at Pearl ROSEs on Saturday evening in honor of their daughter, Miss Hazels birthday.
- Wilson School: Glen McCARTY and family have moved to their new home, he having spent the past 5 years in Pesotum, Ill.
- Meacham News: Ed HARRELL and wife spent Sunday at F.S. HARRIS.
- Meacham News: C. FARRIS spent awhile Saturday morning at Ed HARRELLs.
- Meacham News: Mrs. F.S. HARRIS spent Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Ed HARRELL.
- Word has been received here by the ALEXANDER and JASPER families of the serious illness of Mrs. M.H. HART of Champaign, formerly Miss Ruth ALEXANDER of this city, after undergoing a major operation in Urbana Hospital.
March 7, 1929:
- Mrs. Floyd BRANSON died Saturday at her home in Edwardsville after a short illness of blood poisoning. The remains were brought to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. MONICAL near Omega. Services were held at Brown Church with interment in Parker Cemetery. She was about 26 years old, and leaves her husband, parents, and a 4 year old son. Floyd BRANSON is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anson BRANSON living north of this city.
- Mr. Joy FIELDS and Miss Lucille McCULLOM both of Brookfield, Mo., motored to Lenous, Mo. and were married on Feb. 26. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.L. McCULLOM of Marcelline, Mo. The groom is son of Mrs. and Mrs. George FIELDS of this city. He grew to manhood among us and graduated from our high school with the class of 1924, after which studied Electrical Engineering and for the past year he has been employed by the Brown Shoe Co. in that capacity. The couple will reside in Brockfield, Mo.
- After touring the south, looking at the beautiful trees and flowers and the lovely girls and other pretty scenery, Fred A. BENKE filled his regular appointment here at his studio Wednesday. He looks none worse for the wear.
- The community was shocked last Thursday to hear that Mrs. Lotta WAINSCOTT had died that morning at their home in Urbana due to heart trouble. She was feeling cold so her husband brought a hot water bottle to her in bed, and then a little later he heard 2 gasps for air. The body was brought here on I.C. train No. 1 accompanied by Mr. WAINSCOTT, son Emmett, and daughter Beulah, and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse WAINSCOTT, and babe and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. LYNCH. Lotta Mae LYNCH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. LYNCH, was born in Kinmundy on April 10, 1884, and died Feb. 28, 1929. She married Eldo WAINSCOTT on Sept. 19, 1905, and they had 4 children: Margaret Rebecca and Helen Louise preceded her in death. Besides her husband, she leaves her son, Cyril E., daughter, Beulah Mae, and her aged parents. Services were held at the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. Marshall CRAIG of this city and Miss Nina MULVANY of Salem surprised their many friends by slipping to the M.E. parsonage in Salem on March 2, hearing Rev. SHAFFER say a few words which changed MULVANEY to CRAIG. The bride is employed by Brown Shoe Co. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. CRAIG, residing 3 miles southeast of this city, and is a industrious young farmer. The couple will live on the L.N. KENNEDY farm residing just south of the Shriver School.
- Again we are without a local blacksmith shop. S. W. JONES, Blacksmith, has purchased a Blacksmith shop in Salem, and will move his tools there the first of next week.
- Swift School: Wes ROBB and family spent Sunday with Thurman ROBB and family.
- Swift School: Misses Lorene and Marcelline GARRETT and D.A. ARNOLD spent Sat. night at the Cleve DOOLEN home. Mark HEADLEY, wife, and little daughter and Miss Irma GARRETT spent Sunday with them.
- Swift School: Miss Mae GREEN is staying with her sister, Mrs. Monroe LANSFORD, who has a new baby girl.
- Shanghai Chapel: Harry GIELER and Miss Dolly BUTTS were married Monday, Feb. 25, at the home of her sister near Iuka. Harry had been employed by the Mueller Manufacturing Company in Decatur, and they plan to make that city their home.
March 14, 1929:
- L.C. TUCKER, son of Ren and Amanda TUCKER, was born Apr. 4, 1870, and died at the Anna hospital of pneumonia on March 11, 1929. He had resided with his parents on their farm southeast of this city until their deaths. He was the youngest member of the family, and leaves an aunt, Mrs. Martha ROTAN of this city. The body was brought to Nelms Funeral Home where services were held. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Leon POWER of San Antonio, Texas died Feb. 28 at the San Antonio Hospital following an operation for gallstones. Mrs. POWERS was formerly Miss Lois MEEKS of our city.
- Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WILKINSON received word Monday that their son, H.B. WILKINSON of West Frankfort, is suffering from blood poisoning in His left arm caused by an injury in His hand. The Dr. has the trouble localized now and hes improving.
- J.C. LEE and son, Ted, left Saturday for St. Louis, where they joined Mrs. Maude PORTER and motored as far as Houston, Texas with her. They are on their way to California where they plan to make their new home.
- Omega: Virdie LONNON and daughters, Lois and Myrle, spent Friday of last week with her father, P.M. SCHOOLEY, helping him celebrate His 72nd birthday.
- Omega: There was no school Tuesday on account of the death of Mrs. Ryman BRADLEY.
March 21, 1929:
- Ida May, daughter of James Franklin and Isabelle Jane. HOWELL, was born near Kinmundy on Sept. 23, 1866, and grew to womanhood in the family home. One of a family of 10 children, a twin sister, Nettie May, passed away at the age of 4 years. Also a brother, Lee J., having gone before with the father and mother. In 1903 she married G.C. WARNER at Charleston, Ill. and they went to Champaign, where they made a home for a time. In 1915, the husband died. She had suffered a severe and painful illness of 2 weeks duration, and died in the Decatur hospital on March 12, 1929. She leaves 3 sisters and 4 brothers: Arminda BROWN, Fina GARRETT, Chas. and Sam HOWELL of Kinmundy, Selly HOWELL of Farina, Eva PARRILL of Hammond, Ill., and James HOWELL of El Segundo, Cal. Services were held at the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Perry ROBBIN has opened a Blacksmith shop for horseshoeing and general blacksmithing.
- Meadow Branch: Twins were born early Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Roy WILLIAMS. They lived a short while and were buried at Sandy Branch Cemetery.
- Swift School: News has been received here of the arrival of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Gene KLINE of St. Joseph, Mo. named Robert Blaire. The mother was Miss Dora ROBB of this city.
- Swift School: Miss Lorene GARRETT spent the weekend with her parents.
- Mr. and Mrs. Pearl PURSLEY of Odin announced the arrival of a daughter at their home on March 18. The mother is formerly Miss Agnes LUCAS of this city.
- Misses Elizabeth HOLT, Clara DOOLEN, Helen WANTLAND, and Rada GARRETT of S.I.N.U. Carbondale are at home for a weeks vacation before beginning the Spring term.
March 28, 1929:
- Ellis JOHNSON of Chicago and Miss Oleeda McDOWELL of Ironton, Ohio were married at the M.E. parsonage in this city on Saturday. The groom is son of Mrs. Effis JOHNSON, who resides on a farm west of this city. He is employed as an iron worker in Chicago, where the couple will make their home.
- Ira WILLIAMS of Detroit, Mich. and Vera DAY of Alma journeyed to Salem on March 21 where they were married at the M.E. parsonage. The couple was accompanied by Mr. WILLIAMSs sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. DOOLEN. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.B. DAY of Alma, and is a graduate of Kinmundy High School with the class of 28. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Riley WILLIAMS of Alma. The couple will reside in Detroit.
- John D. PURCELL, aged 44 years from St. Louis, was badly hurt yesterday morning when the motor of a Travel Air plane, went dead on his student pilot and crashed in St. Louis county. Since last Sept., PURCELL, an aviation enthusiast since 1910, has been a ground work instructor at a night aviation class at the high school. He is a nephew of Mrs. Frances NEIL of this city.
- Meadow Branch: The neighbors charivaried Ellis JOHNSON and bride Monday night.
- Swift School: Charles FORD and wife spent Sunday at the Will FORD home near Farina.
- Swift School: Selby GARRETT and wife gave a radio party to several of their friends Saturday evening. Refreshments of sandwiches, coffee, cookies, and candy were served during the evening. Everyone present spent a delightful evening.
- Swift School: Marvin CONANT and family spent Sunday with Mrs. Valinda CONANT. Callers in the afternoon were Mack ROBB and family, Ren WAINSCOTT and family, and Bert GARRETT and family.
- Omega: A little son arrived at the Paul JENKINS home March 22 named William Noah. Little Marietta and Jackie who have the whooping cough are staying with their Grandmother Kniseley.
- The Sample Ballot for the Kinmundy twp. election to be held on Apr. 2, 1929:
Justice of the Peace (Vote for 2)
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- The North Fork Church was sold at auction Saturday. Abbie COX was the purchaser.
April 4, 1929:
- The annual Kinmundy township election was held Tuesday with the following results:
E.W. DOOLEN (Dem.) - 162; A.C. DUNLAP (Rep.) - 117
Justice of the Peace:
B.J. ROTAN (Dem.) - 174; J.R. MAHAN (Dem.) - 134; H.L. WARREN (Rep.) - 105
Constables: J.B. MAXEY (Dem.) - 126; R.C. MAULDING (Rep.) - 130 (Both elected)
School Trustee: Sam JONES (Dem.) - 160; Will MILLER (Rep.) - 98
- Mr. and Mrs. H.L. WARREN received a telephone message Wednesday telling of the death of Dorothy Louise, 8 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace ASHBY, which occurred Wednesday following an operation for an appendicitis. Services were held in Charleston.
- Mrs. S.M. DAVIDSON of Chicago underwent an operation for appendicitis last Wednesday and shes reported to be doing nicely according to her mother, Mrs. E.C. BARGH.
- Mrs. Martha Ann ZINK, aged 86 years, 9 months, and 16 days, died at her home in Lone Grove twp. on Tuesday. She was a native of Germany coming to this country about 60 years ago. She leaves sons, daughters, and grandchildren. Services were held at St. Paul Church with interment in St. Paul Cemetery.
- Raymond ATKINS returned to Jacksonville on Monday to resume his studies at Illinois College after spending a week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. ATKINS.
- Mr. and Mrs. E.O. ZIMMER are parents of a 7 lb. daughter, born at their home March 31, and named Betty Arleene.
- James MORGAN of St. Louis University, and Clyde and Wesley MORGAN of the University of Illinois, spent Easter vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. MORGAN.
- Mrs. H.F. DENNIS left Friday for Paris, Ill. where Mr. DENNIS has a position as an embalmer and funeral director.
- Swift School: Sunday School was re-organized at Sandy Branch last Sunday.
- Swift School: Those eating Easter dinner with Mrs. Vinda CONANT and son were Mack ROBB and wife, Ren WAINSCOTT, wife and daughter, Ralph and Pid BASSETT, Dick and Merritt DOOLEN, Doc SHAW, and Tom GARRETT.
April 11, 1929:
- Mrs. J.H. NELMS received word Sunday that her brother, Charles PORTER, had died at his home in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. PORTER had a tooth extracted a few days ago and blood poisoning set in which was the cause of his death. He was 52 years old, and was born and grew to manhood in Kinmundy. For several years, Mr. PORTER followed the profession of a league ball-player. A few years ago he received an injury while playing ball and was forced to give up this profession. Since this time he has been the proprietor of a cigar and tobacco store in Kansas City, Missouri. He leaves a wife, besides his brothers and sisters. Services and interment in St. Louis county.
- Mrs. Thomas WILLIAMS died March 29 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John NORTON, in Cantil, Cal., after an illness of only 24 hours. The body was brought to White Bluffs, Wash. for burial. She went to White Bluffs in 1908 residing there ever since. Sarah Jane YATES was born in St. Louis, Missouri on Sept. 2, 1863 and died March 15, 1929 at Cantil, Cal. She spent her childhood in Illinois and married Thomas WILLIAMS at Edwardsville, Ill. on Apr. 17, 1883. They had 9 children, of whom survives: Mrs. John E. NORTON, Cantil, Cal.; Mrs. James SHEPHERD, Prosser, Wash.; Mrs. Charles KESSLER, Memphis, Tenn.; David WILLIAMS, White Bluffs, Wash.; Mrs. Merl E. EMERSON, Lincoln, Wash.; and Dan WILLIAMS of White Bluffs, Wash. She also leaves 1 brother - William YATES of Mendota, Ill.; 3 sisters - Mrs. Fred BORDELMIER of San Juan, Cal.; Mrs. Margaret PEASE and Mrs. Charles WILLIAMS of Chicago. She was a former Kinmundian.
- Mrs. Icy GARRETT and daughter, Mrs. Tom BALLANCE, spent Tuesday in Centralia.
- Mr. and Mrs. Otis HINES entertained Saturday night with a kitchen shower for Mr. and Mrs. Ellis JOHNSON.
- Charles MINER returned to Lebanon Sunday to McKendree College after a weeks vacation a the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. MINER.
April 18, 1929:
- Results of the City Election: Who said that the old town is dead? According to the vote Tuesday, whoever said it, would soon change their minds. There were 414 votes cast in the city election, which means practically every voter in the city cast a vote. The following is a total of votes cast:
Mayor: Charles W. WARREN - 211; J.T. BROWN - 181; Ora L. SCHWABE - 12
City Clerk: A.H. MILLER - 200; Chris H. JASPER - 197
City Treasurer: F.A. ROGERS - 332
1st Ward Alderman: E.E. BROWN - 84; John MERCHANT - 59
2nd Ward Alderman (Full Term): R.M. BINGAMAN - 34; P.F. ROBNETT - 73
2nd Ward Alderman (Short Term): J.R. CHANCE - 38; H.L. HANNA - 70
3rd Ward Alderman: E. WORMLEY - 42; Chas. S. FOX - 79
- Miss Nell INGRAM, who is attending Southern Ill. Normal University, spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.D. INGRAM and family.
- Miss Jane WALKER of Lester and Paul STEVENS of near Tonti, were married in Alma on April 13. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Mary WALKER of Lester, and graduated with the class of 16 from Kinmundy High School. The groom is a prosperous young farmer. The couple will reside on a farm near Tonti.
- Francis Marion EAGAN, aged 65 years, died Monday night at his home in Sandoval after a lingering illness of several months. He was a miner and had resided in Sandoval for the past 16 years. He was born near Kinmundy where he resided until he moved to Sandoval. He is survived by a wife, 3 sons, and 3 daughters. Services were held at the residence with interment in Sandoval Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. J.C. LYNCH suffered a severe home loss on Friday when their home was almost completely destroyed by fire. The entire roof was burned and a good deal of the walls. Practically all of the furniture was removed from the house. Mr. and Mrs. LYNCH are residing in the M.E. South parsonage. Friday night some culprits were mean to steal 36 of their flock of chickens. The Sheriff was notified Saturday and came immediately to work on the case. We are satisfied that the fellows who stole those chickens as well as others through out the country-side, are going to pay the penalty. The citizens of our city made a financial donation and presented it to Mr. LYNCH, and other citizens are busily donating their services toward repairing the house.
- Much has been said pro and con, regarding the tearing down of the porches in the business district. A few of our citizens were arrested a few weeks ago for tearing down their porches to conform to an ordinance recently passed by the City Council. The trial was held Tuesday before Police Magistrate A.C. DUNLAP. In order to make a test case of the legality of the ordinance, Chas. F. FOX was arraigned before the court and plead not guilty to the charge. Mr. DUNLAP decided that he was guilty and assessed a fine of $100 and costs against him. Mr. FOX immediately filed an appeal bond and the case will now go to the Circuit Court. Chas. HOLT of Salem represented the defendant and June SMITH of Centralia, the city.
- Frank V. DAVIS received a letter from Dr. J.D. CAMERER of Glendale, Cal. telling of the death of Mrs. T.W. HAYMOND, which resulted from a gas explosion in her cook stove. She died on April 10 and was buried at Assuza.
- Mr. and Mrs. R.H. PIGG and Mrs. Grover JONES attended the funeral of Mrs. PIGGs grandfather, Benjamin KRUTSINGER, at the Old Union Church in Clay Co., Saturday.
- Wilson School: At the school election Saturday night Marion SHUFELDT was elected director for 3 years and Vernon SIPES for 2 years.
- Wilson School: All brought well filled baskets and the feast that was spread before us was fit for any King to eat. The day was spent with music and games. At the close of the day, all departed wishing Clare 69 more such birthdays.
- Elder School: At our school election Saturday afternoon, Will SHAFFER was re-elected school director.
April 25, 1929:
- Miss Mary BILEK died at her home west of this city on April 19 at the age of 63 years due to heart trouble. She had been a resident of this community all of her life. She leaves 2 brothers, Joe and James, and 1 sister, Emma. Services were held at Greenridge Church with interment in Martin Cemetery.
- Little Miss Betty Arlene ZIMMER is using a walnut cradle made by her grandfather, the late Justus D. FRENCH, 48 years ago. Its been used by 7 grandchildren in the C.B. FRENCH family, including Bettys mother, Marg, and also by 8 grandchildren.
- The ware-rooms of W.W. LOWE and Ira MORRIS were broken into last night. Ira can only miss 1 cured ham, but hes satisfied that more was taken. LOWE is missing crackers, oats, and coffee.
- P.F. ROBNETT, Dr. H.L. HANNA, and E.E. BROWN made a trip to Salem Wednesday acting in their official capacity as the "mud hole" committee and paid the county highway commissioner, Mr. Waldo BAKER, a visit. An agreement was reached that our citizens will put up $200 and Mr. BAKER will put up $200. The money will be used to buy 10 carloads of crushed rock to be put on mudholes on the south road and the east road leading from town.
- A good deal of excitement was caused Tuesday when a team of horses belonging to James KAGY decided to show the effects of too many oats. They were tied close to F.A. PRUETT and son. Breaking their halters, they started toward the I.C. Depot but changed their course running in front of Tom JONES Garage to the Laura READNOUR corner where they broke down a telephone pole, and were stopped running abreast of a small sapling. The wagon was picked up in pieces, but no one was hurt, and neither horse was injured, and no harness broken.
- Mr. and Mrs. John MERCHANT received a message Thursday morning stating that the daughter, Mrs. Gertrude LIPPERT of Wray, Colorado, had died Thursday. She leaves her parents; 2 sisters - Mrs. Grace MENDENHALL of this city, and Mrs. Myrtle DAVIS of Petersburg, Ind.; and 1 brother - Ray MERCHANT of Urbana.
- Orville GORDON entered St. Anthonys Hospital at Effingham Thursday and underwent an operation for an appendicitis.
- Mr. and Mrs. W.H. MORGAN received an announcement of the birth on April 15th of a son at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Paul CURRAN of Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. CURRAN was formerly Miss Genevieve MORGAN.
May 2, 1929:
- Dr. Granville W. PRUETT of Marshall, Ill. died on Sunday, aged 80 years. The body arrived here Tuesday and interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery. He was born and raised in Kinmundy, and married Miss Sue CROZIER who resided east of this city. After receiving his diploma, he began his medical practice in the office with Dr. E.G. FORSHEE. He was a cousin of Henry W. SEE.
- Miss Hazel WILLIAMS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. WILLIAMS of Vandalia, and Mr. Lyle W. HARGRAVE of South Bend, Ind., were married at the M.E. parsonage in Nashville on Nov. 27. Mrs. HARGRAVE has been employed at the Hall Motor Co. for 1½ years. Mr. HARGRAVE is a former Kinmundy boy, being born and reared here. He is connected with the Studebaker Corp. at South Bend, where they will make their home.
- Miss Mary KING, aged 26 years, daughter of Mrs. Pat BUTTS of Meacham twp., died at the Anna Hospital Thursday. The funeral was held at the J.H. NELMS Funeral Parlor. Burial was made at Oskaloosa Cemetery.
- Members of the Pleasant Hour Club were entertained by their husbands at an anniversary party on April 30. - Ruth WILCOX, judged Wyomings most typical American girl and runner up in the recent contest for the Rocky Mountain region, was born in Kinmundy on June 12, 1909. She went to Cheyenne in 1924. She is the daughter of Mrs. Susie WHITSON WILCOX, a former Kinmundy girl.
- Brubaker: Mr. and Mrs. Edgar KAGY announce the arrival of a baby boy born at their home April 26.
- The Mud Hole Committee has struck an obstacle in getting the rock for the mud holes. They find that the present freight rate is prohibitive and unless they can succeed in getting the railroad to grant a special rate, the rock cannot be shipped. The committee and farmers are busy today putting old R.R. ties in the worse places.
May 9, 1929:
- Miss Vivienne HAMMER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John HAMMER of South Bend, Ind., and John L. HELVEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank HELVEY of Akron, Ind., were married in South Bend, Ind. on May 5. The couple will reside in South Bend, Ind. The bride is a former Kinmundy girl.
- Mrs. Mary J. CARMAN died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. HOSKINSON, in Odin on Monday, and brought here Wednesday. Mrs. Mary J. CARMAN, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. WILLIAMS, was born Feb. 14, 1845, and died May 6, 1929 at the home of her youngest daughter in Odin. She married Mr. George HALEY, who later was killed in the Civil War. To this union 1 son was born, Edward HALEY, now of Livingston, Ill. She married second to John B. CARMAN, and he died Sept. 25, 1923. To this union were born 9 children, 4 dying in infancy. Surviving children are: Bennett CARMAN of DuQuoin; Stella McGEE of Breese; Isiah CARMAN of Central City; Grover CARMAN of St. Louis; and Rue HOSKINSON of Odin. She also leaves 21 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Baptist Church with interment in Evergreen.
- John William HANSON, son of Andrew and Bessie HANSON, was born in Chicago, Ill. on March 25, 1848, and died May 3, 1929 at the National Soldiers Home in Danville, Ill. where he had been a patient for the past 2 years. His childhood was spent in the south, mostly in the state of Mississippi. At the age of 16 years, he was in Michigan where he enlisted in the Union Army with the Michigan Calvary. He was honorably discharged and then enlisted in the Regular Army in Little Rock, Ark. and served 8 years. After that, he returned to his native Chicago. In 1899 he came to Kinmundy where he met Della GEORGE JOHNSON, and was later married to her on March 6, 1901. They had 3 sons - Harry, John, and Chester. The last 31 years of his life was spent in Kinmundy. He leaves a wife, 3 sons, 2 step-children - Mrs. Mae PARKS of Champaign, Ill., and Luzon JOHNSON of San Francisco, Cal., and 3 step-grandchildren. Services were held at the Baptist Church with interment in Harvey Gray Cemetery.
- Miss Dorothy HAMILTON entertained her school mates with a party after school Tuesday it being her 14th birthday. The hostess, assisted by her mother, served orange sherbert and cake.
May 16, 1929:
- T.M., son of Henry and Susan SPYKER, was born in Marrow Co., Ohio on May 12, 1853. He moved with his parents to Marion Co., Ill. in the spring of 1862. They settled on a farm 5½ miles southeast of Kinmundy. He married Bettie CRAIG on Jan. 31, 1888, and to this union, 1 child was born, Mrs. Ruth FARTHING of Streator, Ill. All of their married life except about 2 years was spent on the old SPYKER homestead. He was a member of the Southern Methodist Church at the Old Camp Ground Church for years. "Uncle Tommie" leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ruth FARTHING; 3 grandchildren; a step-son, Fred CRAIG of Mt. Vernon. Should he have lived until Sunday he would have been 76 years old. Services were held at the Baptist Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- B.C. DOOLEN, a former Kinmundy boy and graduate of K.H.S. is now a coach at the West Frankfort schools.
- Wes MORGAN and Shorty BASCOM went fishing Tuesday afternoon but had to buy sardines for supper.
- A birthday dinner was enjoyed Sunday at the home of J.T. ARNOLD in honor of his 72nd birthday.
- Shanghai: Tom BALLANCE had the misfortune to break the second finger on his right hand while working with a tractor plow one day last week.
- Meadow Branch: Wes ROBB, Leo JOHNSON, Julian NOCHMAN, John JESSMAN, Milton, Reindl and Merl BAYLIS cut poles and fixed the mud holes east of SLOVICKs last Wednesday.
- Meacham News: E.G. DILLON, Ed HARRELL, and John WEISS helped haul ties to fill the mud holes east of Kinmundy.
May 23, 1929:
- Miss Lucy LEWIS of near Pesotum, and Glenn PERRY of Villa Grove, were married May 4 in Tuscola. The bride is a senior in Tuscola High School. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank PERRY who are former residents of this city but now living in Villa Grove. He is attending Villa Grove High School. The couple will make their home in Chicago.
- Mr. and Mrs. H.M. FISHER entertained at dinner Sunday in honor of their mother, Mrs. Elizabeth FISHER, it being her 73rd birthday. Guests were: Mrs. S.F. BALLANCE, Mrs. B.F. LOWE, Mrs. Susan HOLT, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. HOLT, Mrs. Arminda BROWN, and Miss Lucy DEW.
- On Saturday morning, J.W. SCOTTs barn was struck by lightening and burned to the ground. No stock burned but practically all of his farm machinery was, as well as 30 bushel corn, 1 ton of hay, and part of his harness. Mr. SCOTT had just finished milking 1 cow, and had turned her out to the barn lot. He had taken the milk to the house and started back to drive another cow in the barn to milk her. He reached the barn gate when lightening struck the corner of the barn where he did his milking. He considers himself very lucky because if it had stricken a few minutes earlier, he surely would have been killed.
- John HAWORTH died at his home in Shelbyville on Tuesday night after a few weeks illness of cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. HAWORTH was born and reared here.
- Mark SWIFT and wife entertained Sunday in honor of their son, Pauls, 16th birthday.
- May 18th being the 20th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ren WAINSCOTT, neighbors and friends to the number of 20 came and surprised them. Popcorn and candy were served.
May 30, 1929:
- John W. HAWORTH, son of James C. and Harriett HAWORTH, died in Shelbyville, Ill. on May 22. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy on May 19 from which he never recovered. He was born in Kinmundy on Dec. 5, 1871, and belonged to a family of 6 children. 2 sisters, Jennie and Josephine, and 1 brother, James, preceded him in death. He married Mamie C. BRUCE on Sept. 14, 1896, and they had 1 son, Kleon. He operated a harness shop in Kinmundy prior to moving to Shelbyville about 20 years ago. In Shelbyville he had been operating a shoe store and a shoe shop. His son, Kleon, was associated with him in business for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, son and wife, and grandsons, John Charles and Kleon Jr.; 2 brothers, Lee HAWORTH of Flora, and George HAWORTH of Salem. A short service was held in Shelbyville, and the body was brought to Kinmundy to Nelms Funeral Home where services were held and interment made in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Many friends of Ralph BOUSMAN and Miss Dorothy CHANCE will be surprised to learn of their secret marriage which has just been announced. The ceremony occurred March 23 in Effingham. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. CHANCE of this city, and she was a K.H.S. graduate with the class of 29. The groom is son of Marion BOUSMAN, who resides on a farm east of this city. The couple will reside in Salem.
- Mr. and Mrs. Preston THOMPSON of Findlay announce the arrival of a baby boy. The mother is the former Miss Bessie MAXEY of this city.
- Mr. and Mrs. P.F. ROBNETT are the proud parents of a daughter born May 26.
- Miss Ola HITE, who resides south of this city, died on Sunday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ed METCALF in Salem. Miss HITE and her sister are former residents of this city. Miss HITE was governess in the I.O.O.F. Orphans Home in Lincoln for many months. Services were held at Summit Prairie Baptist Church with burial made in the cemetery near there.
- Mrs. Sadie SEE returned home Sunday from Farina where she spent a week with her son, John SEE and wife, who announce the birth of a daughter. She has been named Eva.
- Meacham News: Ed HARRELL and wife called at the HARRIS home Thursday.
- Swift School (from last week): Miss Lucille GARRETT has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. Marshall WILLIAMS.
- The Memorial Services held at Sandy Branch Sunday were well attended. Rev. E. Grey WININGER made the address. Kinmundy was well represented.
June 6, 1929:
- June 4th 1879, Henry W. SEE of Avilla, Mo., and Miss Ellen BURRESS of Sarcoxie, Mo., were married at the home of the brides sister, Mrs. G.M. WOOD of Sarcoxie. After the ceremony the contracting parties were seated to a wedding supper prepared by the brides sisters. Mr. and Mrs. SEE made their home in Missouri for 1 year, and on June 7, 1880, the couple started to Kinmundy in a covered wagon, landing here June 24. When they neared Kinmundy, passing the old MENEELY farm south of town, wheat was being harvested and the MENEELY boys, Clare HEATON and the late Geo. WHITE of Salem gave the "emmigrants" a glad hand. The year 1881 was spent in Kinmundy with Mr. SEEs parents, Uncle Fred and Aunt Virginia SEE. In 1882 they moved to the Steve MANE farm until their home was built and ready to move into in Sept. 1883, at which place theyve lived for the past 46 years. He is at age 70 and she is at age 71. The children all living are namely: Mrs. Pearle LENHART of Kinmundy; Mrs. Edna TELFORD of Salem; Henry Guy SEE of Kankakee; Caddie and Leona at home. On June 2, 1929, Mr. and Mrs. SEE celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. Despite the downpour of a cold rain, 91 ate dinner, and 101 registered through the day. (Note: A picture of the couple accompanied this article.)
- Michael J. OBRIEN and Margaret FREEMAN were married June 5, 1929 at St. Marys Church in Centralia. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Frank WEHRLE, also of Centralia. A wedding breakfast was served at the Hotel Pittenger. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. B. ANDERSON of this city. The groom is an engineer for the I.C.R.R. The couple will make their home in Centralia.
- Miss Evelyn Louise SOETEBIER of Burlington, Wis., and W. Oscar WILKINSON of Milwaukee, Wis, were married June 1 at the home of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. William SOETEBIER of Burlington, Wis., and for the past 5 years has been employed as a stenographer by Standard Oil Co. The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. B.E. WILKINSON of Milwaukee, but formerly of Kinmundy, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WILKINSON of this city. He is employed as a checking clerk in a large bakery. In visiting the grandparents in Kinmundy, the bride presented the grandmother WILKINSON with the top layer of their wedding cake and a slice of grooms cake.
- In honor of her husbands (?) birthday, Mrs. J.H. NELMS entertained at dinner Sunday his daughters, Mrs. John ROBB and Mrs. Gene CRAIG, and their families.
- Swift School: On May 26, Mose WAINSCOTT celebrated his 74th birthday. Those from out-of-town present were Ora WAINSCOTT and family of Chicago, Harry WAINSCOTT and family, and Willie WAINSCOTT and family of Springfield. 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild were present.
- Swift School: About 35 friends motored to Farina Sunday to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ves WILLIAMS and surprised them it being their wedding anniversary.
- Camp Ground: In spite of the rain Sunday, several gathered at the home of Mrs. HANKINS to celebrate her (?) birthday. At the noon hour, a bounteous feast was spread, which as a great surprise to Mrs. HANKINS and son.
- Camp Ground: Last Tuesday, there was quite a little excitement in this corner when Pat COUGHLINs smoke house was completely destroyed by fire. It was discovered by Mrs. COUGHLIN. She heard a roaring noise and upon opening the door noticed a noise coming from the smoke house. She called Mr. COUGHLIN but he was so excited that he was unable to save any of the contents. Jack and Kenneth LEWIS, who were working in a field nearby, and Hayes STOKELY soon arrived upon the scene and by their quick action the dwelling was saved. It is supposed that the cause of fire was started from a small cook stove which was used as a brooder stove for 200 little chickens.
June 13, 1929:
- Ordinance #240 was passed by the City Council which repealed Ordinance #239. This repealed ordinance had made it unlawful for any person, firm or corporation owning lots abutting on any public street within the fire limits of the city of Kinmundy to construct erect, or maintain any porch extending from the property line over any sidewalk, or other public property under control of the city. It had been first implemented this spring.
- Ben REESE was struck by a car Thursday evening and thrown about 25 feet. Luckily no bones were broken. He and his family were delivering some strawberries to town when his Ford went dead near the Sam PUFFER home. As he was working on the car alongside the road, what was thought to be a Ford Touring car untook to pass them, but in doing so grazed the side of the REESE car and caught Ben hurling him about 25 feet. His clothes were practically torn off and he received many bruises. He spent about 4 days in bed. The car did not stop.
- Mrs. Stella POWER WILSON died May 29 in Kellogg, Idaho. She was buried in Spokane, Wash. on June 1st. Mrs. WILSON leaves 1 son, Harry Corwin WILSON of Spokane. She was formerly of Kinmundy where she was brought up. She was the daughter of Captain Dyas POWER and Rebecca WRIGHT POWER of Aberdeen, Ohio, and later of Kinmundy. She married Samuel Corwin WILSON in 1872 at the POWER home "Rosedale" near Kinmundy. Mr. WILSON lived only a few years after their marriage. In 1897, Mrs. WILSON and her son moved to Spokane. The past 11 years she has lived in Kellogg, Idaho. The POWER family lived in Kinmundy from 1865-1894. She was the last of a family of 6 sisters and 2 brothers.
- Mr. and Mrs. Howard BACKENSTO of Decatur announce the arrival of an 8½ lb. boy on June 12 named Miles Arthur.
- Wilson School: Last Tuesday night as Dave WOODEN , wife and baby were returning from Kinmundy at about 10 oclock, they were blinded by a car coming toward them and bumped into the large road drag sitting along side the road near the KLEISS home. Mrs. WOODEN received a cut on her forehead.
- Wilson School: A large crowd attended the Childrens Day Exercises at Pleasant Grove Sunday evening. A good program was rendered.
- Meadow Branch: Wes ROBBs are driving a new Ford.
June 20, 1929:
- Lewie SULLENS of Chicago, and Miss Dorothy GARRETT of this city, surprised their many friends by slipping away to Salem last Saturday and being married at the M.E. parsonage. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Luell SULLENS of Alma, parents of the groom, and Mrs. Icy DOOLEN, mother of the bride. Immediately after the ceremony, the couple left for Chicago where they will make their home. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Icy GARRETT of this city. For the past year she has been employed as a local operator for the Bell Telephone Co. in this city. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Luell SULLENS of Alma. At present he has a responsible position in Chicago.
- June 15 at Central Park Ave. Methodist Church occurred the marriage of Mr. Frederick Arl WILSON and Miss Mary Jo GRONWOLD. The bride is the only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A.C. GRONWOLD. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis WILSON of Kinmundy.
- On June 14 at the home of Rev. F.O. FANNON near Centralia occurred the marriage of William E. WILLIAMS of Sandoval and Miss Kathryn LASWELL of Alma. They were married in the presence of Dr. and Mrs. S.L. LASWELL, parents of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. John FORD of Alma. The bride is the only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. S.L. LASWELL of Alma. She graduated from Kinmundy High School in 22, and from Southern Illinois Normal University in 24. Since graduation she has been an efficient teacher in the Centralia schools. The groom is a native of Indiana, but has made his home in this and nearby communities for the past several years. He at present is the proprietor of a large fruit farm near Sandoval, where the couple will make their home.
- Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. SULLIVAN of Chicago announce the marriage of their daughter, Lucille Lois, to John H. FISH of Chicago on June 15. The groom is son of Mrs. Anna FISH, formerly of Kinmundy. The couple will reside in Chicago.
- The ROONEY families have received an announcement of the recent marriage of a niece, Miss Helen ROONEY of Chicago, to Mrs. Samuel McCULLOUGH ROONEY also of that city, on June 1. The couple will reside in Chicago.
- Members of the W.F.M.S. (Womens Foreign Missionary Society) of the M.E. Church are celebrating their 60th anniversary on June 28.
- Louis LACEY was called to Urbana Tuesday of last week, owing to the illness and death of little Joan Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.H. TRACY. She died June 11 after an illness of pneumonia.
- Omega: A series of meetings began at Pleasant Grove Sunday nite conducted by Rev. FARRELL.
- Swift School: Mack ROBB and family, Charles FORD and wife, Fletch COLE and family, and Selby GARRETT and family attended a birthday dinner at the Russell SWIFT home Sunday in honor of Mrs. SWIFT.
June 27, 1929:
- Frank Wiley KING was born in Georgetown, Ohio on Jan. 1, 1853. He came with his parents, John B. and Rebecca KING, to Champaign, Ill. when only a small boy. After 4 years he moved to Kinmundy where he grew to manhood. In 1887, he went to western Kansas, on account of his health, afterward locating in Kansas City, Missouri, where he was actively engaged in business for the past 20 years. Since the death of his wife he has made his home in Kinmundy with his sisters, Mrs. E.K. DONOVAN and Mrs. T.M. SMITH. He also leaves a brother, J.C. KING of Chicago. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- A wreck occurred on the Illinois Central at LaClede Monday morning on a northbound freight. The freight was a manifest train and 9 cars were wrecked, tearing up both the northbound and southbound track as well as the depot platform. Nobody was hurt.
- Jesse McMASTER, aged 39 years, 3 months, and 29 days died at his home in this city Monday after an illness of bronchial pneumonia of several weeks duration. The funeral was held at the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Jesse Sebastian McMASTER, son of William and Rosie McMASTER, was born in the community known as Red Lick Prairie in Marion county, Illinois on March 25, 1890, and died in Kinmundy on June 24, 1929. He grew to manhood in Marion county, but his later life was one of travel and adventure, he having lived and worked in many different sections of the U.S. and Canada. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. On March 11, 1926 he married Myrtle PHILLIPS HOWE. In addition to the widow, he is survived by 2 daughters, Lorene and Virginia, of a former marriage, and 1 granddaughter.
- A letter written by Wm. HOWELL of Anita, Iowa was printed.
- Annual FORD Reunion: The annual FORD Reunion in memory of Mrs. Emogene FORDs birthday was held June 23, at the FORD boys old home place, eight miles west of Farina. All of the boys, Ed, Charlie, John, Eugene, and Will, with their families were present. Mrs. Blossom GOODMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Roy HULSEY and baby Charlene, Miss Fern FORD, Mr. HUTCHISON of St. Louis, Miss Edith BAILEY of Farina, Mr. and Mrs. John FORD of Alma, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles FORD of Kinmundy, were also present. Dinner was served cafeteria fashion with plenty of coffee, lemonade, and ice cream. The day was pleasant, and a good time was enjoyed by all.
- Meacham News: Georgia DILLON entertained about 45 neighbors and friends to a birthday party on Monday evening.
- Swift School: Mark SWIFT and wife received a telegram announcing the arrival of a baby girl at the Bill SWIFT home.
- Omega: When returning home from the ball game in Iuka Tuesday evening in a Chevrolet Coupe, Claude BEARD, Frank BAKER and See MILLICAN lost the battery out of the car. Upon going back to find it they found they had driven 3 miles without it.
- Mr. and Mrs. E.C. BARGH, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. BARGH and son, George, motored to Oaktown, Busseron and Vincennes, Ind. on Sunday to visit the places of E.C.s boyhood days. Although it has been 50 years since Mr. BARGH left there, he found a number of former associates there.
July 4, 1929:
- The community was shocked Saturday morning when news spread that Howard WILKINSON had been killed in an automobile accident. According to the Centralia Sentinel, he was killed on the State Highway about 5 miles south of Centralia. Miss Alice PHILLIPS of Centralia was with him, and she is in St. Marys Hospital suffering from a bad cut and bruises received in the accident. Miss PHILLIPS told friends that WILKINSON had passed another car and when their car pulled over to its side of the pavement, the wheels on the right side of the car slipped off the slab. When an attempt was made to get the car back on the pavement, it overturned throwing the occupants onto the pavement. WILKINSON had 3 broken ribs resulting in internal injuries and probably his death, and a possible fracture of the skull. Howard Ennis WILKINSON, only child of Claude E. and Estella WILKINSON, was born in Kinmundy on May 13, 1909, and died June 29, 1929. He moved with his parents to West Frankfort, Ill. in Nov. 1922, until July 1923 when his parents moved to Centralia. He graduated from Centralia H.S. in 27, and had entered into business with his father for about 2 years. He was at the time of death employed by Western Electric Co. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. Carl HINES, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin HINES of near Alma, and Miss Mary BRITT were married at the home of the bride, 2 miles southeast of Patoka on June 27. The wedding ceremony was conducted by the grooms brother, Rev. Gale HINES of Lebanon, Ill. The couple will reside in Alma. The bride has spent her entire life near Patoka where she attended grade school in the country, and then graduated from Patokas 3 year high school, finishing her education at Salem H.S. She has been an employee the last 2 years at Brown Shoe Co. The groom has been associated with an insurance co. for several years and is active in the farming industry at his fathers home near Alma.
- Wm. GARNER was called to Newton Saturday on account of the death of his daughter, Mrs. May WRIGHT, who had been in ill health for several years. Interment was made in Newton Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. Loyd CROSSETT celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home south of this city on June 26. Mr. CROSSETT celebrated the 50th anniversary of his graduation from Brockport State Normal University of Brockport, New York on June 24th. Before entering Normal, Mr. CROSSETT taught school. Two days after his graduation, Mr. and Mrs. CROSSETT were married in Carlton, New York at the home of her parents. At this wedding more than 100 guest present. The couple came to Salem, Ill. on July 1879 where Mr. CROSSETT is employed as Supt. of Schools. The next year they were obliged to return to New York owing to the ill health of Mrs. CROSSETTs parents. While there, both Mr. and Mrs. CROSSETT taught school. They returned to Illinois in 1885 and located on the present farm south of the city where they have been engaged in farming ever since. They had 3 children: 1 daughter who died in infancy, and 2 boys, namely, Claude of Granite City, Ill., and Ralph of Altheimer, Ark.
- Meacham News: Ed HARRELL and wife, and Mrs. E.G. DILLON attended the play "Lilac Time" in Kinmundy Saturday evening.
- The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. PERRY was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery on Saturday.
- Swift School: A birthday dinner was enjoyed at the home of Ren WAINSCOTT Sunday in honor of Mrs. WAINSCOTT and Mrs. Ed ZINDELL of Moweaqua.
July 11, 1929:
- We celebrated the 4th of July in Kinmundy, and we mean "we" as there were several thousands who did. The Altamont Band was on hand and gave a concert in the morning. In the afternoon the crowd split between park and school grounds where a large number of spectators saw the Kinmundy Baseball team trimmed by Altamont 7 - 8. The program was carried out with Hon. R.J. BRANSON making the address. Following are the winners of the contests:
Ladies Hog Calling Contest: 1st - Mrs. Belle PERRY; 2nd - Mrs. Wm. KNIGHT
Girls Race: 1st - Marie WEST; 2nd - Lenore BRASEL
Centipede Race: 1st - Jesse GEORGE, Francis HAMMER, Dale HAMMER, and Loren SPURLIN
2nd - Chas. WILKINSON, Earl SHANAFELT, James PIGG, and Paul PERRY
Sack Race: 1st - Francis HAMMER; 2nd - Bob LEE
3-legged-race: 1st - Francis and Dale HAMMER; 2nd - Frederick PRUETT and Chas. WILKINSON
Old Fiddlers Contest: 1st - George and Willard PERRYMAN;
2nd - Chas. SAPP and Chas. CONANT;
3rd - Riley PHILLIPS and Mike BUTTS.
In evening came the band concert and fireworks. One accident occurred to marr the day for several. Miss Vera HOLT of Farina was the victim. Some boy tossed a fire cracker in a crowd of girls, it exploding in Miss HOLTs face. Stitches had to be taken above and below the left eye. It was doubtful for awhile whether she would be able to see out of her left eye, but last reports state that she is now able to see a little out of it.
- Ordinance #242 was passed by the city council prohibiting the sale, discharge, or firing of fireworks with out a permit, and limiting their storage.
- Mr. Frank DEW of Jasonville, Ind. and Mrs. Lou SIMMONS of Linton, Ind. were married in Bloomfield, Ind. on July 2 by a Christian Minister. The grooms sister is Miss Lucy DEW of here. The couple will make their home in Jasonville, Ind. where the groom has a position in the coal mines.
- Minnie May WRIGHT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William GARNER, was born in Cumberland Co., Ill. in Dec. 1876 and died at the home of her half-sister, Mrs. Hattie WORTHY of Newton, Ill. on June 29, 1929. She married J.H. WRIGHT on Nov. 4, 1896 who preceded her in death several years ago. During her married life with her husband, she spent several years in California. Since His death, she has resided in Chicago managing a business from which she accumulated a considerable fortune. She is survived by her father, William GARNER; 1 half-brother, Elza MARTIN of Hammond, Ind.; 7 half-sisters: Mrs. Hattie WORTHY, Mrs. Nettie JORDAN, and Mrs. William LANCASTER, all of Newton; Mrs. Mattie HARLEE of Texas; Mrs .Ella BISHOP and Mrs. Tillie MARTIN, both of Gary, Ind.; and Mrs. Mabel PERRY of Villa Grove, Ill.
- Mrs. Chas. ALDRICH died a the hospital in Danville Friday morning. Remains were taken to Alma where services were held at the Methodist church and interment was in Allman Cemetery. She was known as Miss Irene CHAPMAN formerly of this city.
- The barn on the SEE farm owned by John BROOM was struck by lightening last Wed. and burned to the ground.
- Mr. and Mrs. Emery TELFORD and children of Salem, and Ed FORD of Alma, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. E.R. LOWE.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Will FORD and daughters, Ella Mae and Martha of Farina, spent Sunday with Alonzo BAYLIS and family.
July 18, 1929:
- Huldah HARVEY JACOBS, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth HARVEY, was born in Alma twp. on Feb. 7, 1861, and died on July 13, 1929. She married William N. JACOBS on Oct. 2, 1887, and they had 3 children: Ernest and Mrs. Dalton VANDEVEER of St. Charles, Ill., and one son, Frank, who died Aug. 19, 1924. She united with the M.E. Church at Alma at the age of 16, and at the time of her death she was a member of Pleasant Grove M.E. Church as well as an untiring member of the Ladies Aid. She is survived by her husband, 2 children, and 10 grandchildren. She leaves 1 brother, Herbert HARVEY of Overland, Mo. Services were held at Summit Prairie Church with interment in Summit Prairie Church.
- Pauline GARRETT of Villa Grove is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- The School House is being fitting up for another term at school. The interior is receiving a new dress, the roof is being fixed, the boiler is being repaired, and indoor toilets are going to be installed. A large well is being dug for the water supply. The brick to the line of the new wall was taken from the smoke stack of the old electric plant which was dynamited down last Thursday.
- A little excitement was caused Wednesday afternoon when Avery BOUGHERS drank just a little too much "mule" which set him on a rampage. Wes MORGAN was passing his house on the way to his farm to gather a few blackberries. Avery came out in the street and knocked him down. He then grabbed him up by the shirt collar and began to choke him. In doing so, a part of Mr. Morgans shirt was torn away. When Wes was down, Avery kept calling for his gun and knife stating that he wanted to finish him. Some of the neighbors started to the rescue but Wes was up before help arrived and managed to get away. Wes was not hurt much and went on his way to pick the blackberries. It seems as though Avery went into his house and got his gun and began to shoot in every direction which caused the neighbors to notify the Sheriff. Sheriff MAY soon arrived on the scene and Avery was taken to Salem and placed in storage to await developments.
- Mrs. J.C. LEE and sons, Frank and Robert, and Mrs. John LEE and son departed Monday by motor for San Diego, Cal. where Mrs. LEE and sons will join Mr. LEE and make their home.
- Meacham News (from last week): Ed CRAIG and wife, Miss Eula, spent Sunday with Ed HARRELLs.
- Mr. and Mrs. L.M. ROTAN received a telegram on Friday announcing the birth of a 7 1/4 lb. daughter, Jeanette Louise, to Mr. and Mrs. Garland WHITT of McAllen, Texas. Mrs. WHITT was formerly Miss Mary ROTAN from here.
- Wilson School: While cutting oats last week, Marion SHUFELDTs horses became frightened and ran away. No one was hurt but the binder was badly torn up.
July 25, 1929:
- Rose M. PRUETT, daughter of Jarett W. and Susan M. PRUETT, was born near Kinmundy on Nov. 19, 1853 and died July 21, 1929. She was one of a family of 6 children. There now remains but 1 of the family, Mrs. Elizabeth LANGDELL of Kinmundy. The brothers were Benjamin Corwin (died 1893), McKendree Meredith (died 1906), Burwell Simpson (died 1913), and Francis Asbury (died 1917). She married Elisha HAMMER on May 1, 1874, and they had 4 children born, 1 dying in infancy. The others, Frank A. of Chicago, Grace HAMMER LINDER of Elkhart, Ind., and Lloyd J. of Kinmundy. The 7 grandchildren are: Mrs. Venise HAMMER FOWLER, daughter of Frank and Etta BARBEE HAMMER of Chicago; George, Lloyd, Harry, and Dorothy, children of Harry and Grace HAMMER LINDER of Elkhart, Ind.; and Francis and Dale, sons of Lloyd and Alyce BAGOTT HAMMER of Kinmundy. Little Dorcas Maxine, daughter of the Lloyd HAMMERS preceded her grandmother in death. Mrs. HAMMER has always lived near Kinmundy. She was a member of the Womens Foreign Missionary Society and was a life long member of the Womens Christian Temperance Union. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. Asineth COZAD died July 18 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alice MOTCH. Asieneth BAKER was born in Washington Co., Ohio on May 27, 1837, and when a child moved with her parents to Virginia. In May 1855 she married John P. COZAD, and there were 13 children born, 4 having died leaving 9. In 1866 they came to Marion Co. and settled near Alma, spending a number of years at Fredonia Prairie. In March 1902 her husband died. Since that time the greater part of her life has been spent in the home of her daughter, Mrs. MOTCH. She united with the M.E. Church South when she was a young girl. Services held at Fredonia Prairie Church with interment in Fredonia Cemetery.
- George H. BUTTS, former Arthur clothier, died at his home in Arthur Wednesday of leakage of the heart. The funeral was held in Arthur. George Howard BUTTS, youngest son of George Morey and Melissa Colver BUTTS, was born in Creston, Iowa on March 14, 1881, and died in Arthur, Ill. on July 3, 1929. At the age of 6 years he moved with his parents to Princeton, Ill. where his early life was spent. Later the family moved to Kinmundy where he completed his school work and took a special course in salesmanship under a private tutor. In 1905 the family moved to Arcola, and they engaged in the Grocery business. He married Miss Lyda HARDING of Arcola on Oct. 5, 1909 in Springfield. They had 3 sons and 2 daughters: Henry Harding, Edward Colver, Mildred Melissa, and Mary Lucille survive, 1 child dying in infancy.
- Alva BAYLISS of Champaign and Miss Madge FREDERICK of Marco, Ind. were married at Robinson, Ill. on July 17. The groom is the son of J.A. BAYLIS residing west of this city. He is employed by I.C.R.R. as brakeman for the past few years. The couple will make their home in Champaign.
- John Thomas, infant son of Wm. and Elsie KIDDER, died Sunday morning. Interment in Patoka Cemetery.
- Jasper DAY died at his home in Alma this morning. He was an old resident of this county.
- Fred MULVANEY, who is helping with grading the State Aid road, south of town, received quite an injury when a chain on the tractor caught in the track of the tractor. The chain torn the seat from the tractor and Mr. MULVANEY received a large cut on his foot as well as a sprained ankle.
- Mr. and Mrs. Lewis D. BURKETT are parents of a 10 lb. baby boy born July 18.
- Swift School: Wes ROBB and family and Ren WAINSCOTT and wife spent Sunday afternoon at the Willie GARRETT home.
- Swift School: Several of the vicinity attended the ice cream supper at Arnold Chapel Saturday nite.
- Mr. and Mrs. Walter MILLER announce the birth of a baby daughter born July 18th.
- Meadow Branch: Wess ROBB had some sheep killed Tuesday night of last week.
- Mr. and Mrs. R.C. MAULDING attended the funeral the funeral of the 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. I.I. WALKER, which was held in the home near Patoka Friday.
Aug. 1, 1929:
- Isaac WAINSCOTT, son of Moses and Sarah Earl WAINSCOTT, was born June 16, 1848, near Paris, Ind. and died July 24, 1929 in Kinmundy. He was one of a family of 9 children. One brother, Moses WAINSCOTT, survives him. In his youth he learned the harness makers trade, but when he came to Illinois to live, he engaged in farming. He married Samantha HARRIS on Feb. 1, 1871, and they had 8 children, 2 girls and 6 boys. 1 daughter, Stella, died at the age of 23 months. Left to mourn are: his wife; Richard W. of Champaign; Louis W. of Higgens, Texas; Chas. at home; Eldo of Urbana; Ellis J. of Westwood, Cal.; Minnie S. HOWE of Xenia; and Jesse H. of Champaign. 1 step-daughter, Lizzie SHEDENHELM of Marengo, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. One son, Louis W., was unable to be present. He was a member of the Christian Church. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Dr. Hugo MILLER aided the stork in delivering 4 babies in the course of about 9 hours time. He sure was a busy man and hardly found time to eat his meal.
- Mr. and Mrs. Myron HAMMER are parents of a baby daughter, Betty Jane, born July 26.
- Mr. and Mrs. Arno H. MILLER are parents of an 8 1/4 lb. daughter born July 26.
- Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HENDRICKS announce the arrival of a baby daughter, July 26.
- Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. TWIGG are parents of a 7 lb. son born July 26 in the home of Mrs. TWIGGs parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. CHANCE.
- Tony YOUNG estimates he will have 35 carloads of his wealthy apples. At present he has about 80 men and 7 teams working for him.
- Last Monday morning as Marlow JOHNSON was on his way to work on the hard road at Alma, his car upset between the C. & E.I. tracks and the I.D. INGRAM home. The radius rod came loose which caused his spill. The car rolled a couple of times, and Marlow came out with only a few bruises. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover JOHNSON living east of this city.
- George A., better known as "Daddy" MOORE, died at his home Wednesday after several months illness. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Several residents from Patoka came to W.E. HARPERs last Sunday to accompany the funeral cortege of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. KIDDER.
- Mr. and Mrs. G.W. GARRETT and daughters, Alta and Pauline, of Villa Grove, visited Friday with his mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT and family.
Aug. 8, 1929:
- George A. MOORE, son of John W. and Cynthia A. MOORE, was born in Lebanon, St. Clair Co., Ill. on Jan. 4, 1852, and died in Kinmundy on July 31, 1929. He married Miss Mattie DUPAY at Melissa, Texas on June 16, 1878. They took into their home, 2 children, a boy and a girl. The girl, Mrs. Eva BROWN, died 2 years ago. Left is a wife and son, George R. MOORE. He was a member of the First M.E. Church of this city. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- About 50 relatives gathered at the home of I.D. INGRAM Sunday in honor of Mrs. Fannie DEFORD of Los Angeles, Cal. A delightful basket dinner was spread on the lawn at the noon hour.
- Mr. and Mrs. Carroll JONES are parents of a 7 lb. daughter, born Aug. 1.
- Bill DOOLEN has mergered His barber shop with that of Bill BARKSDALE. The new shop is located in the TYNER building.
- Frank SCHWARTZ of Salem died at Centralia Hospital Tuesday following an operation.
- Swift School: Charles FORD and wife spent Sunday at the Selby GARRETT home.
- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Carroll JONES are parents of a 7 lb. girl named Florence Jeanette.
- Over the Line: James PHELPS and wife, Norris HAZARD, wife and daughter of Merlin, Ontario, Canada greatly surprised their niece and cousin, Mrs. Nora BURKETT, Thurs. when they arrived by motor to visit her and her family. Mrs. BURKETT had not seen her uncle in 31 years, at which time he and his family drove from Illinois to Texas in a covered wagon. Since then they have been living in Louisiana, Kansas and Canada.
- Meadow Branch: Wess ROBB and family attended the ARNOLD Chapel Picnic Saturday.
- On Thursday, a fire was discovered in a hay mow of Ben MILLICANs barn. The alarm spread and a crowd quickly gathered. Although all worked, the barn and garage both burned to the ground. The fire was caused by heating of the new hay and the intense heat of the sun.
Aug. 15, 1929:
- Last Thursday afternoon, Mr. Herman ENGELBRECHT was killed by an I.C. freight train at the crossing just north of the depot. He was hauling fruit baskets for Mr. LEMMONS and started home with a load. He stopped before reaching the crossing but did not see the train coming from the south. The train was running at about 40 miles per hour according to the engineer. The team had just cleared the tracks. One horse apparently was not injured but died Sunday while the other received a broken leg and had to be killed. Mr. ENGELBRECHT was thrown clear of the tracks and his skull and chest were mashed, and face beyond recognition. The body was taken to Nelms Funeral Parlor where funeral services were held Friday. We believe that the Railroad should keep a watchman stationed at this crossing at all times as there have been several narrow escapes. Herman ENGELBRECHT, son of Henry and Amelia ENGELBRECHT, was born in Eagan, Germany on Aug. 12, 1848. At the age of 14, he came to the United States and lived in St. Louis where he was engaged in the draying business. On Jan. 10, 1878 he married Miss Catherine WILHARDT of St. Louis. They moved to a farm near Kinmundy, and they lived there until his death on Aug. 8, 1929. The couple had 6 children, 1 son, Harry, died in infancy; and 5 daughters, namely: Mrs. Anna MARLOW and Mrs. Christine KNISELY of Kinmundy; Mrs. Sena CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. Catherine GERE; and Mrs. Jennie CARR of Champaign, all of whom survive the father. His wife died Dec. 11, 1902. He also leaves 1 grandson, Herman Monroe MARLOW. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- In honor of Mrs. Elizabeth SAWYER BOSLEY and daughter, Miss Margaret DELL of Springfield, Mo. who are visiting here with relatives and to honor the 86th birthday anniversary of Mr. David HEADLEY, about 40 relatives and friends motored to Rose Lake Sunday and enjoyed a picnic dinner.
- The 5th annual reunion of the HASSEBROCK family was held Aug. 11 at the Park in Centralia with 142 present. The day was spent in baseball and other interesting games. Since last years reunion there has been1 death in the relationship, it being Mrs. Fred MEYER (nee Amelia HASSEBROCK) of Garden City, Kansas. Also 4 births during the same time period as follows: twin boys born to Mr. and Mrs. August ENGLE (nee Mary HASSEBROCK); a girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver GLUESENKAMP of St. Peter; and a girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert MATZINGER (nee Edith HASSEBROCK) of Crab Orchard.
- Mr. and Mrs. Lee BARBEE entertained at dinner Aug. 3 in honor of their daughters Mrs. Cora GREEN, birthday. On Aug. 12, Mr. and Mrs. BARBEE entertained at dinner in honor of their son, Earl.
- Swift School: Pid BASSETT and Miss Mamie GARRETT were Sunday callers at the O.M. CONANT home.
- Meacham News: W.H. ALLEN is putting a new roof on a barn for Ed HARRELL.
- Mr. and Mrs. Herschel WILKINSON of West Frankfort announce the arrival of a 10 lb. daughter Aug. 11 named Helen Marie.
Aug. 22, 1929:
- Elizabeth Virginia MORGAN, second daughter of John Barbe and Martha DOOLEN MORGAN, was born May 19, 1856, and died Aug. 15, 1929. She married David Elihu FISHER on Feb. 28, 1877, who died May 6, 1907. There were 7 children born to this union, 2 boys dying in infancy. The remaining children are: Mary JONES of Orlando, Oklahoma; Amy COCKRELL and Laura GRESHAM of Chicago; Hubert M. FISHER of Kinmundy; and Agnes MAHAN of Centralia. There were also 7 grandchildren born, 2 dying in infancy, and the surviving are: Lewis C. JONES of Border, Texas; Paul and Charles COCKRELL, William Franklin GRESHAM, Jr.; and Mary Ann MAHAN. The circle of brothers and sisters was previously broken by the deaths of John B. MORGAN and Agnes CONANT. Remaining are: the oldest sister, Sarah F. BALLANCE of Kinmundy; Geo. N. of Phoenix, Arizona; Gilbert W. of Chicago; and Walter M. MORGAN of Denver, Colorado. She leaves 3 nieces and 6 nephew. She was a member of the M.E. Church South for over 50 years. The funeral was held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. Blanche SWIFT COCKRELL, wife of Clark COCKRELL, died in Detroit, Mich. on Aug. 16, 1929. The body was brought to the home of her mother, Mrs. Lizzie SWIFT Sunday morning. Services were held at the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- The 3rd annual reunion of the descendants of the late John and Nancy HOLLETT BROWN was held Sunday in the city park at Kinmundy. At noon a sumptuous dinner was partaken of in cafeteria style. After dinner, pictures were taken, and music and singing enjoyed at the Harve BRANSON home. At the business session, E.E. BROWN was elected President, and Alyce BAGGOTT HAMMER was elected Secretary-Treasurer. About 75 persons were present.
- Mrs. Alice B. ROBINSON died at the home of her sister, Mrs. R.M. BINGAMAN in this city Aug. 11 aged 71 years, 2 months, and 15 days. The body was taken on the I.C. Train to her home in Terre Haute, and interment in Hyland Lawn Cemetery in that city.
- George W. WHITE, pioneer of Marion Co., died on Aug. 16, 1929. He was born near Kinmundy on Dec. 14, 1845, and most of his life was spent in this vicinity. He answered his countrys call in 1865 at 16 years of age, and continued until Feb. 1866, being in border skirmish duty at the close of the war. He married Miss Sarah Ellen RAY on Oct. 19, 1870. For more than 58 years they have lived here. He worked in the SONGER Mill of this city for more than 30 years. Years ago, he became a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Season after season, with his friends, he enjoyed Camp Meeting Services at the Sandy Branch Campground. He lost his father by death at the age of 6 years old. He leaves a wife, daughter, Mrs. Florence SHRIVER, a son, Ray WHITE, wife and daughter, Ellen, daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bessie WHITE and son, Glenn WHITE. He also leaves his half-brother and sisters, John WHITSON, Mrs. Susan ELLER, Mrs. Betty SATTERFIELD, and Mrs. Belle KEIL. The funeral was held at the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- A Message From the Sky: Mrs. Susan HOLT received a very pleasant surprise when the pilot of one of the three planes that circled the city this morning proved to be her grandson, Murr ARNOLD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mass ARNOLD of Kimberly, Idaho. He dropped a message to her, and it was found on the I.C. tracks. In the message he stated that he was one of a squadron of eighteen planes flying from San Diego to Cleveland, Ohio to the air races, and on account of his time being limited, he was unable to visit them, but was sending his regards to relatives and friends.
- A family dinner was enjoyed Sunday at the home of Mrs. Hattie ATKINS in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dow GREEN and family who have returned from Phoenix, Ariz. and Sam LOWE and Clyde BALLANCE of Lansing, Mich. who are spending their vacations here. About 25 relatives enjoyed the day together.
- Omega: A large crowd attended the funeral of Mrs. Ellis SILLS at the Presbyterian Church here Monday.
Aug. 29, 1929:
- Mrs. Susan HOLT died at the family residence in Kinmundy Aug. 23. Susan ATKINS was born in Foster twp., Marion Co., Ill. on July 16, 1847, and married Samuel M. HOLT on July 21, 1864. Soon after their marriage they moved to a farm in Kinmundy twp., where they lived all their married life, and reared a family. They had 7 children: Mary, wife of M.E. ARNOLD of Kimberly, Idaho, who because of ill health is not privileged to be with the other members of the family today; Betty, wife of Oscar CHANCE of Salem; Emma, wife of J.A. ARNOLD who died Apr. 3, 1920 in San Antonio, Texas; Roda, wife of E.S. JONES of Harvey, Ill.; John A. HOLT of Kinmundy; Eli, infant son, who died at the age of 9 months; and Lulu, wife of J.W. HARKEY of St. Peter. Living are 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. By special request, 2 living cousins are here mentioned, Miss Betty and Richard ATKINS, Miss Betty being like a sister. Mr. HOLT died Sept. 7, 1910. 12 years ago, Mrs. HOLT moved to Kinmundy. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Wm. M. HUMPHREY of Westwood, Cal. and Miss Nelda ALEXANDER of Champaign, both former Kinmundians, were married Aug. 17 at Reno, Nevada. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER of Champaign, and is a graduate of Champaign H.S. class of 28. She has since been a stenographer. The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank HUMPHREY, recently of Westwood, Cal., but from Kinmundy. He was a member of the Kinmundy H.S. class of 26, and left for the west a few months ago after first moving to Chicago. The couple will make their home in Westwood, Cal.
- Omega: Mrs. Maye BAKER received word Monday of the death of her grand-niece, Florence CARLTON, age 17 of Marysville, Mo. She was killed in an automobile accident on Aug. 13. She was also the granddaughter of Harvey ALDERSON, formerly of this vicinity.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB and children, Miss Mayme GARRETT, and Anna NOCHMAN were Centralia visitors Tuesday.
- Forrest JONES spent the past week in Granite City with His sister, Mrs. Frank GARRETT, who accompanied him home for a weekend visit with her parents.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ed AUMILLER are parents of a baby girl born Aug. 27.
Sept. 5, 1929:
- Mrs. L.M. ROTAN has purchased the Merchant Restaurant and took charge Sept. 1st.
- Mrs. J.R. WIDDIS, formerly of this city, now of Glendale, Cal., died Aug. 26.
- Clara WILMARTH DOOLEN was born near Kinmundy Dec. 22, 1865 and died Aug. 30, 1929. Her early life was spent on a farm at North Fork, Ill., where she belonged to the Methodist Church. She married Henry A. HOPKINS on Feb. 13, 1884, and they had 9 children, all of whom living: Clementine ROWLAND of Haldane, Ill.; Tillie BENNETT and Forrest HOPKINS of Rockford; Albert HOPKINS of Amboy, Ill.; Dorothy THOMAS of Sharpsburg, Md.; Nettie KROH of Zearing, Ill.; Floyd HOPKINS of Kerrick, Ill.; Gladys YOUNG and Loyce KEENEY of Freeburg. She also leaves 1 brother, Isham DOOLEN of Vernon, Ill.; and 2 sisters: Mary FOSTER and Fannie LOWE of Kinmundy; 14 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter. The funeral was held at Haldane, Ill. with interment there.
- A correction was printed as to the burial place of Mrs. Elizabeth FISHER. It was DOOLEN Cemetery, about 9 miles northwest of this city.
- Mr. J.B. GARNER of this city and Mrs. Alice BOYLES of Salem were married Aug. 29 at the home of the brides brothers, J.C. HEFLIN, in this city. The bride is a native of Salem. The groom is a barber in our city where he has always made His home.
- Mrs. W.W. NEIL received word Thursday of the sudden death of her brother-in-law, Mr. A.C. BARNES, of Centralia. Services were held at the M.E. Church in Centralia with interment in Centralia. He died of apoplexy and was 76 years of age. He was a former resident of Kinmundy, was County Sheriff from 94 - 98, and later moved to Centralia where he opened a harness and leather goods store. He leaves a widow, Susan GUNN BARNES, 1 son, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild, 1 brother from St. Louis, and 1 sister of Kansas.
- On Sept. 1, being Morris CHASTEENs 21st birthday, about 25 of His friends came in and gave him a hearty surprise. Games were played and a dainty lunch served.
- Meadow Branch: Miss Esta ROBB and Mrs. Georgia ROBB were in Patoka on business Friday.
- Meacham News: E.G. DILLON and wife, John WEISS, wife and 2 daughters, Laura and Olga, spent Sunday near Hoffman, getting acquainted with the new grandson, Richard PAULSMEYER, Jr. The mother is the former Miss Nora WEISS.
- Meacham News: A reunion of the NORMAN and VINCENT families was held at Schneiders Springs Sunday.
- In honor of their Mothers birthday, the son and daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth HILLER spent Saturday with her at her home.
Sept. 12, 1929:
- Mrs. Arminda BROWN was painfully injured Saturday morning, when she fell breaking her left arm near the wrist and the shoulder and dislocating the arm at the shoulder.
- Wilson School: Dave WOODEN and family attended the funeral of His mother in Romine twp. last Friday.
- Swift School: Mack ROBB, wife and sons, Miss Ruby ARNOLD, Carroll and Miss Irma GARRETT spent Sunday with Selby GARRETT and family.
- Over the Line: Ellis WILKINSON and family accompanied Loren KLINE and wife on a motor trip to Mattoon last Sunday where they attended a WILKINSON Reunion. There were about 75 persons present.
Sept. 19, 1929:
- James H. BAYLIS died very suddenly Monday at His home west of this city. He had been in poor helath for some time afflicted with heart trouble. James Holman BAYLIS, son of Enoch and Mahala BAYLIS, was born in Decatur Co., Ind. on Apr. 21, 1858, where he spent the earlier part of his life. In 1877, he located in Kinmundy and remained here until his death on Sept. 16, 1929. On Sept. 19, 1878 he married Harriett T. EAGAN of this city, and they had 12 children, 8 of whom survive, namely: Arminda NEAVILLE of Kinmundy; Edna BAILEY of Harvey, Ill.; Eugene of Stanford, Montana; Nellie SPURLIN of Chicago; Harriett BARBEE of Centralia; Hazel JONES of Kinmundy; Rochelle DURKIN of Chicago; and Burdette at home. He also leaves his wife; 1 brother - Abe of Kinmundy; 2 sisters - Malissa of Mt. Carmel, Ind. and Mary of Seattle, Wash.; 21 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Just 1 year ago today this couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home which has been their home for the past 29 years. Services were held at the Christian Church.
- The hard road is now completed from the north to the lumber yard corner. This will enable us to get out of town this winter, that is we can go as far north as LaClede. The committee in charge of oiling the road from Kinmundy to Alma report oiling is to be done with in the next few days. The route to be taken is from Kinmundy south 2 miles, thence west to SCHERMERHORN Orchard, thence south and west to Alma.
- On Sept. 15, a BRASEL Reunion was held in the City Park in Kinmundy. A total of 37 were present.
- Homecoming at Sandy Branch: There will be all day services and homecoming at Sandy Branch on Sunday, Sept. 29. The services will commence at 10:30 with a review of the Sunday School lesson. Rev. Monroe SMITH will preach at 11:00 a.m. Basket dinner at the noon hour. The afternoon program will consist of singing and speaking. Everyone is cordially invited to spend the day at the old Sandy Branch Camp Ground.
- Mr. and Mrs. F.E. JONES and Mr. and Mrs. W.C. INGRAM motored to the home of Mr. JONES sister, Mrs. Awrwine WILLETT, near Vernon, Sunday. It being the 59th wedding anniversary of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. JONES of Vernon and the 11th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. WILLETT having been a few days previous. All the children of Mr. and Mrs. JONES were present, and all grandchildren except 1.
- Mrs. Elizabeth HILLER received word that her brother, Christian FELLER of Kokomo, Ind., died Monday aged 92.
- Mr. and Mrs. J.R. CHANCE entertained at supper Monday last week, all of their children and grandchildren, there being 6 children and 10 grandchildren. This is the 1st time they have all been home at 1 time in a number of years. Following were present: Seymour CHANCE and family; Bessie AUMILLER and family; Dorothy and Ralph BOUSMAN, Uncle Sam PUFFER, Mrs. Susan BLACK and daughter, Ethel and Billie GRAY of Kinmundy; Fred CHANCE of Fairbury, Ill.; Lillie PARKER and family of Nokomis, Ill.; Mildred TWIGG and babe of Chicago.
- Mrs. E.O. KILLIE and daughters, Mrs. Fannie K. EAGAN and Miss Evelyn KILLIE, spent Sunday in Farina at the Robert OSBORNE home and enjoyed a birthday dinner given in his honor.
- Mr. and Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. ROBB and daughter, Miss Florence DOOLEN, spent Sunday afternoon in Fosterburg at the J.W. ARNOLD home.
Sept. 26, 1929:
- Wedding Bells: On Saturday evening, Sept. 14, Mr. Clyde BASSETT and Miss Mamie GARRETT motored to Salem, where they were united in marriage by Rev. SHAFFER. They then went on to Granite City and spent a few days with relatives. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie GARRETT and the groom is the son of Mr. Lafayette BASSETT, both residing west of this city. The infair dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents, Sunday, Sept. 22, with many relatives present. The young couple departed Wednesday of this week for Texas, where they expect to make their home. The Express joins their many friends in extending congratulations.
- About 60 relatives, which included children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and sons-in-law, gathered in the city park Sunday and helped Mr. F.M. ROBB celebrate his 82nd birthday.
- Swift School: Thurman ROBB, wife and babe accompanied Wes ROBB and wife to Centralia Thursday and had some dental work done.
- Swift School: Marvin CONANT and family, and Mr. and Mrs. LANSFORD of St. Peter spent Sunday with Mrs. Valinda CONANT.
- Meacham News: Mrs. Gertie WADE of Salem spent Saturday night and Sunday at the DILLON home. In the afternoon they attended the funeral of Frank PURCELL near Alma.
- Mr. and Mrs. L.N. KENNEDY were in Centralia last Thursday attending the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Etta May KENNEDY, wife of James L. KENNEDY, who died at the steering wheel of her car while enroute to the Glenridge mine to get her husband. Death was due to heart disease.
Oct. 3, 1929:
- Mrs. J.B. GARNER was pleasantly surprised last Sunday when about 55 relatives motored to her home in this city with well filled baskets to remind her of her 65th birthday. The dinner was very much enjoyed, especially by John, and a pleasant day was spent socially.
- Mr. and Mrs. H.M. BROWN are parents of a 5 lb. daughter, Patricia Ann, born Sept. 26.
- Born to Mr. and Mrs. S.E. DOOLEN of San Diego, Cal. on Sept. 29, a 9 lb. son named Sherman Eli, Jr.
- Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD departed Saturday for Vernon where she visited her son, L.E. and family on Sunday. She accompanied L.E. and wife to Chicago where L.E. will enter the hospital for the removal of a tumor on his vocal cord.
Oct. 10, 1929:
- Mrs. Margie MUELBERGER KEPNER, wife of Alva KEPNER, died at her home in Edgewood, Monday of typhoid fever. She lived practically all her life in Edgewood. She leaves her husband, Alva, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.E. MUELBERGER, 1 brother - Harry, all of Edgewood. Mr. and Mrs. KEPNER were once residents of this city.
- Mr. and Mrs. Chas. BLOMBERG are rejoicing over the arrival of twin girls, Oct. 7.
- On Oct. 5, being the 79th birthday of C.B. FRENCH, the children and grandchildren gathered at his home Sunday, and celebrated the event by enjoying a bountiful dinner at the noon hour. Those present were: A.E. FRENCH, wife and daughter, Alice; E.O. ZIMMER, wife and daughter, Arleene; and John FRENCH of Kinmundy; Harry GRAY, wife and sons, Charles and Harry, Jr., and daughters, Dorcas and Donna Jeane of Bellflower; and W.B. FRENCH, wife and sons, Merle and Earl, and daughter, Audrey of Odin. Mrs. FRENCH has been a resident of Kinmundy for past 64 years.
- Last Sunday, children and grandchildren, together with several other relatives and friends of Mrs. Jennie STOCK gathered at her home to help her celebrate her 67th birthday.
- Meacham News: Oct. 2 being the birthday of Mr. John WEISS, neighbors gathered at his home to surprise him. Pie, cookies, and cocoa were served.
Oct. 17, 1929:
- Mrs. Caroline BASCOM died Oct. 12, 1929. Caroline M., daughter of Schuyler and Mary Z. CARLTON, was born Nov. 20, 1845 near Marine, Madison Co., Ill. She was one of 9 children, two of whom survive - Mrs. George W. HEFTON of East St. Louis, Ill. and Charles E. CARLTON of Farina, Ill. In 1866, with her parents, she moved to Farina. She married Rev. S.B. BASCOM on May 1, 1872, and they had 4 children: Orabelle, who died in infancy; Jennie A., wife of Fred O. GRISSOM; Carrie L., who died Dec. 27, 1915; and Perry E. She also reared a step-son, Francis Marion BASCOM. After Mr. BASCOM retired from active Ministry, they moved to Farina. He died March 7, 1916, and she has since made her home with her son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. GRISSOM. Services were held at the M.E. Church in Kinmundy with interment in Farina Cemetery.
- Last Saturday at the M.E. parsonage in Salem, occurred the marriage of Mr. William SLANE and Miss Elizabeth KAGY. The bride is daughter of Mrs. Idella KAGY of this city, and is better known to us as "Dollie". The groom is son of Mrs. Carrie SLANE, residing on a farm in Meacham twp, and is a prosperous young farmer. We might say that the young couple have met with a little bad fortune already. While being married in Salem on Saturday evening, someone stole their car, and no trace of it has been found as yet.
- Mrs. Anna WAINSCOTT, wife of Mose WAINSCOTT, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed RETTINGHOUSE of Centralia. Hardening of the arteries was given as the cause of death. She was born in Salem on Jan. 28, 1856, and has been a resident of Marion county all of her life. She married George WOLEY at Salem in 1876. He died March 3, 1919. They had 4 children: Mrs. RETTINGHOUSE, L.W. WOLEY and E.P. WOLEY, who reside in Centralia, and Scott WOLEY who reside in Vincennes, Ind. Besides these children there are also 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. She married Mr. WAINSCOTT on Oct. 12, 192__, and they have resided since that time at their Kinmundy home until July of this year when they made their home with children in Centralia. She was a lifelong member of the Christian church. Services were held at the Roy T. BALDRIDGE Chapel on Sunday with interment in Elmwood Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. Cleve McWHIRTER are parents of an 8 lb. son born Oct. 14.
- Avery and Harold BOUGHERS escaped from the Penal farm at Vandalia about a week ago and came home. Sheriff H.D. MAY and 3 deputies arrived here Tuesday evening and took the boys back to Salem with them. In making the capture, it was a necessity for the Sheriff to discharge his high powered rifle, the bullet going thru the walls of the house and in doing so, either the bullet, or some splinters of wood struck the 4 year old daughter of Avery, making quite a laceration of the jaw. No bones were broken, merely a bad flesh wound. The little girl was brought to town for medical attention from Dr. MILLER, and 8 stitches were made. While here the Sheriff purchased for the little girl new clothing.
- Chas. YOUNG and 2 daughters of LaClede, and Mrs. GREEN and daughter of Farina spent Tuesday here with his son, Tony and family, and helped Tony celebrate his birthday.
- Miss Donna ANDREW entertained several of her young friends at her home Saturday afternoon in honor of her 7th birthday.
Oct. 24, 1929:
- Mrs. Mary MILLER died Thursday. Mary E. PARSONS was born in Gilford Co., North Carolina on June 8, 1844. She was the eldest of 6 children, only 1 of whom survives, Mrs. CROSLEY of Pendleton, Ind. On Sept. 30, 1873 she married John W. MILLER at her home in Pendleton. The following day, this newly married couple came to Kinmundy where a home was awaiting them, and all of their married life was spent. They had 3 children: Bertha M. of Kinmundy; Frank of Casey, Ill. who died Apr. 30, 1918; and a son who died in infancy. Mr. MILLER died April 14, 1912. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mattie McFEE was born in McKinney, Texas on Sept. 13, 1855, and died at her home in this city on Oct. 21, 1929. She married G.A. MOORE on June 16, 1878 and he died 2 months ago. They adopted a daughter and son. The daughter, Eva, died 4 years ago, and the son, George, resides at home. She was a member of the Methodist church. Services were held from her home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- The Illinois Supreme Court handed down our hard road decision a few days ago. The case was the injunction suit brought against that part of the hard road between Kinmundy and Alma. The decision was reversed which means the state can build the road alongside the west side of the I.C. tracks between Alma and Kinmundy.
- Mr. Hiram King JONES and Miss Nancy Josephine POWERS, both of McHenry county were married in Woodstock, Ill. on Oct. 22, 1879. The groom was born in Marion county south of Salem on Sept. 14, 1855. When yet a small boy, he moved with his parents to Scrutchfield Prairie in Meacham twp. After he grew to manhood, he went to the northern part of the state where he worked on a farm during the summer and went to school in the winter. The bride was born near Lovells Prairie in Marion county on Aug. 8, 1859. When a small girl she moved with her parents to McHenry county where she remained until her marriage. The couple remained in McHenry county a few months. They then came to Marion county where Mr. JONES was ordained a minister of the M.E. Church South. The couple moved to Kinmundy where they are now living. On Oct. 22, 1929, this couple celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary by entertaining their children and numerous other relatives. In fact, 37 relatives partook of the delicious dinner, at which the wedding cake with its 50 candles was the main attraction. The couple received many beautiful presents, among which was several dollars in gold. The groom presented the bride with a beautiful wedding ring. They had 9 children, 5 of whom survive. The living children are: Herbert E. of Centralia; Ibber H. of Grand Junction, Colorado; Kenneth L. of Centralia; Ida E. WHITE of Kinmundy; and Vesta V. WILKINSON of Urbana, Il. They also have 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Mr. JONES had 4 brothers and 2 sisters, namely: Will and Jas. of Kinmundy; Chas. of Centralia; Andrew of Kankakee; and Abbie WILKINSON of Centralia; and Miss Dicy JONES of Centralia. Mrs. JONES has 1 brother and 1 sister, namely: Steven D. POWERS of Springfield, and Mrs. Etta GREEN of Kinmundy. (A picture of the couple accompanied this article.)
- Mr. and Mrs. Alva PLUE and Mr. and Mrs. Carroll JONES and little daughter, Jeanette, motored to St. Louis and were accompanied to Salem, Mo. by Mrs. PLUEs mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. MOSES, at which place they visited Mrs. PLUEs grandmother, who is 82 years old. Pictures were taken of the 5 generations while away. Mrs. PLUE visited 7 brothers and 4 sisters all living in St. Louis, except 1 brother, Earl MOSES and family, and 1 sister, Mrs. Laura SPRINGMAN and family who live in Salem, Mo.
- Wilson School (from last week): Fred KLEISS and wife went to Pesotum Monday to attend the wedding of their niece, Miss Alphretta MAGSAMEN.
- Mrs. Icy GARRETT and daughters, Minnie and Lela, and Carl DUNLAP motored to Chicago last Thursday and visited until Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Lewie SULLENS.
- The 9th annual Kinmundy - California Picnic was held Sept. 29 at the spacious lawns of the August LOCHMAN home in Pasadena, Cal.
Oct. 31, 1929:
- Mr. and Mrs. Early LANE were pleasantly surprised Sunday when a group of relatives and friends arrived at their home southeast of Kinmundy to help them celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary. At noon a delicious dinner was served from baskets which relatives and friends brought and Mrs. LANEs dinner, which she had already prepared for her family.
- John Charles KING, brother of Mrs. E.K. DONOVAN and Mrs. T.M. SMITH, died at her home of his son, George N., in Des Plaines, Ill. on Oct. 26, 1929. The body was brought to this city with services held at the M.E. Church. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery. He leaves a widow, 2 sons, George Norval and Rodney Hale, and 2 sisters.
- Sam HENSLEY, who is a resident of the I.O.O.F. Home in Mattoon arrived here Thursday from a 4 week visit in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas with His brother, James HENSLEY, who is a resident of the Old Soldiers Home at that place. The 2 brothers hadnt seen each other in 62 years and believed each other dead long ago until a few months ago they located each other by correspondence. He intends to make it a yearly affair from now on.
- Meacham News: Ed HARRELL and wife called on Mrs. Dora HEICHER Sunday afternoon.
- Mr. and Mrs. Fred KLEISS, accompanied by Mrs. Jennie STOCK and Miss Anna KOLB, motored to St. Elmo last Sunday, and attended a silver wedding surprise on their cousin, Mr. and Mrs. John KOBERLINE. 80 guests were present during the day.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Andrew SLOVICK received a phone call Sunday from Omega that her brother-in-law had died at noon. Mrs. SLOVICK also received a letter Saturday, telling of sudden death of her brothers wife in the old country.
Nov. 7, 1929:
- Flory REPEC was born in Poland on Oct. 17, 1890 and died at His home in Alma twp. on Oct. 27, 1929. He came to United States about 18 years ago locating in Chicago. He came to Alma twp. just last June, broken in health, having been failing health for 9 years. He married Miss Nellie YAROSZ on Oct. 16, 1915, and they had 4 children: Edward, Flory, and Conrad, and 1 daughter died in infancy. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He is also survived by 2 brothers and 1 sister in Poland. Services were held at the family residence with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Parents and teachers of Kinmundy school met Nov. 4 about organizing a local Parent-Teachers Association. Elected were: President - Mrs. A.J. YOUNG; Vice President - Alice FRENCH; Secretary - Hester HEATON; Historian - Mrs. F.A. MOTCH; Treasurer - Mrs. Chas. PRUETT.
- Swift School: A kitchen shower was given Lucien GREEN and wife of South Bend, Ind on Friday.
Nov. 14, 1929:
- Several from here attended the trial of Pat JAMES vs. Farmer WILLIAMS in Salem Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be remembered that Mr. WILLIAMS car ran into Pat and his car more than a year ago and Mr. WILLIAMS would not make a settlement. Pat sued and the jury allowed him damages to amount of $500.
- Mrs. Merta ROTAN was brought to her home in this city from St. Anthonys Hospital in Effingham where she has been a patient the last 2 months suffering from a broken hip.
- Mrs. Paul SEE set fire to the Mrs. Sadie SEE farm house near Omega Thursday. The house was completely destroyed. She was taken to Salem Monday and judged insane and sent to the hospital at Anna.
- Mrs. Ella CRAIG is in Ball Memorial Hospital where she will undergo an operation Friday. She underwent a serious operation May 17 from which she never fully recovered.
- Camp Ground: Mr. Ernie BRAWER and Miss Leone BOUSMAN were married Nov. 9. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray BOUSMAN. A rousing charivari was given to them Monday evening.
- Swift School: Mr. and Mrs. Charles FORD are rejoicing over the arrival of an 11 lb. son born Sunday, Nov. 10. He has been named Charles Lee.
Nov. 21, 1929:
- William Gray WILLIAMS was born in Fayette Co., Ill. on Jan. 3, 1858, later removing to Kinmundy where the greater part of his life was spent. Losing his companion 14 months ago, he spent the following winter in Florida returning to Kinmundy in the spring, then part of the summer in Michigan with his children. He died Nov. 14, 1929. He leaves 4 children: Mrs. Clyde L. PRESTON of Watsonville, Cal.; Glenn of Plainwell, Mich; Fred of Daytona Beach, Florida; Mrs. J.N. SHULTZ of Kalamazoo, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and the following brothers and sister: J.R. of Salem; John L. of Burbank, Cal.; Dr. H.L. HANNA of Kinmundy; and Mrs. T.W. WILLIAMS of Salem. The deceased children are: Mrs. Jessie NICHOLS, Earl and Elizabeth WILLIAMS. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Eda Ann LOWE, daughter of Jackson and Margaret JONES, was born in Kinmundy twp. on March 31, 1855, and died Nov. 12, 1929. She was the youngest of a family of 7 children, and a member of the Methodist Church of Arnold Chapel. She married Chas. W. LOWE on Apr. 8, 1875, and they had 7 children: Lewis F. LOWE of Seattle, Wash.; Willie LOWE of Arnold Chapel; Mrs. Sam ROBB of Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. G.C. DOOLEN of near Kinmundy; Mrs. Samuel E. LOWE of Lansing, Mich.; Cecil C. LOWE of Arnold Chapel and Margaret LOWE who died in infancy. Besides the husband and the children she also leaves a brother, Samuel JONES of near Kinmundy, 26 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Arnold Chapel with interment in Jones Cemetery.
- John CRAIG, editor and publisher of the Tripp, S.D. Ledger spent Saturday here visiting his mother, Mrs. Frances CRAIG.
- Herman SCHNEIDER, Sr. was found dead at his home north of his city Thursday by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Herman SCHNEIDER, Jr. The cause of death was apoplexy. Services were held at the Evangical Church in Farina with interment in Farina Cemetery. Herman Julius Frederick SCHNEIDER was born Sept. 9, 1855 in West Prussia, Germany and died Nov. 14, 1929. At the age of 7 years, the family emigrated to America settling in Staunton in Macoupin Co., Ill. In 1876 the family moved to Fayette Co., Ill. settling on a farm near Farina. Two years after settling here, he married Miss Lena KNAUER, and they began housekeeping on the farm where Mr. SCHNEIDER remained until his death. His wife died March 19, 1915. 10 children were born: Emma, Lena, Herman, Tillie, William, Ida, Bertha, Adolph, Minnie and Frieda, but 6 have died. He was instrumental in the forming of the telephone company of which he was a member. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Henry JASPER, Mrs. August JASPER, Mrs. Walter MILLER; 1 son, Herman SCHNEIDER Jr.; 1 brother, William SCHNEIDER, and 6 great-grandchildren.
- Swift School: Marion CONANT and family attended the wedding anniversary of her grandparents, Sunday.
- Meadow Branch: Freida LENHART spent the weekend with home folks.
Nov. 27. 1929:
- On Nov. 18, 1869, Mr. James W. ARNOLD and Miss Permelia ROBB of near Kinmundy were married at the home of Rev. RYMAN who performed the ceremony. This happy couple made their home on a farm west of Arnold Chapel there thru out the 60 years of their wedded life they have lived. Four children were born to them, namely: Elmer, Sam, Mrs. Lola GREEN, and Orien, all living. They also have 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. On Nov. 17, the children, relatives, and friends gathered at their home to help celebrate with social conversation and a bountiful meal.
- A poem entitled "The Pilgrims" was written by Herbert ANDERSON, a pupil of Elder School, age 14 was printed.
- A poem entitled "The Pilgrims" was written by John Wesley SHAFFER, a pupil of Elder School, age 12, was printed.
- A daughter was born dead to Mr. and Mrs. R.H. PIGG Friday. She was named Helen and laid to rest in Alma Cemetery Sunday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Cord FARRIS received word Tuesday morning that their son, Jesse, had been instantly killed Monday from a falling tree in Mendota, Ill. while working on the C.I.P.S. Co. He fell in such a manner that his skull was crushed. Mr. and Mrs. Cord FARRIS are residents of Meacham twp., and Jesse attended our local grade school.
- Mr. W.S. PRUETTs Sunday School class of the Methodist Sunday School spent Friday evening with him in his home. This celebration of his birthday has become an annual affair.
- Swift School: Mrs. Bertha MILLERs cousin, Miss Kate MILLER of Cincinnati, died Nov. 20.
- Meacham News: Word was received yesterday of the death of Jesse FARRIS of Mendota, Ill.
Dec. 5, 1929:
- At the Wesley M.E. parsonage in Nashville, Ill. occurred the marriage of Mr. Chas. W. WARREN of this city and Mrs. Edith BYRNES of Chicago on Nov. 30. Rev. E. Grey WININGER pronounced the solemn words. He has been a staunch friend of the groom for the past 20 years. Mr. and Mrs. Homer KAGY, a sister of the bride of near Brubaker were witnesses of the bride of near Brubaker were witnesses. The groom is well known as he is the mayor of our city. The bride is formerly Miss Edith WILLIAMS of this city. The couple will make their home in the Miss Mary SHRIVER residence on Quality Hill where they received full benefit of the charivari crowd Monday evening.
- Last Thursday, Miss Luella WEILMENSTER became the bride of Raymond GLUESENKAMP at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Peter. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LEHR of Darmstadt, Ill. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. John GLUESENKAMP of St. Peter. The couple will make their home in Centralia where he has purchased a grocery store. The charivariers added to the pleasure of the occasion.
- Mr. and Mrs. G.M. LOWE departed Wednesday by motor for Long Beach, Cal. where they expect to make their home.
Dec. 12, 1929:
Former Resident Passes Away: Mr. Will FORD, a former resident of this community, passed away at his home in Indianapolis Friday and he was buried in Farina on Sunday. Mr. FORD occupied the Henry William SEE farm for many years, moving from here to Farina. On account of ill health, he was forced to quit farming early this summer. He then moved to Indianapolis.
- Mr. William Albert PROUDFIT was born Sept. 1, 1861 and died Dec. 7, 1929 at St. Anthonys Hospital in Effingham after a lingering illness. He leaves a wife, Rebecca Jane PROUDFIT (nee WOLEY) and the following children: Roy, Everett, Daniel, Mrs. Cora MEYERS, Mrs. Deal WEINSHENKER, Miss Ruth PROUDFIT, Mrs. Velma GARAMONE, and Mrs. Lee MADDEN. Services were held at the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Jesse L. GRIFFIN of Alma twp. has cast his hat in the ring and will make a race for the Democratic nomination for county treasurer.
- Mrs. Sarah GUISER has received word that her brother, James Stanley STEPHENSON of East St. Louis, died and was buried Nov. 22 at Decatur. He was a one time resident of this city.
- Mr. and Mrs. Glen DAVIS are rejoicing over the arrival of an 8 lb. baby boy born Dec. 10 and named George William.
- Mrs. Hattie COCKRELL was called to Farina Saturday by the sudden illness of her niece, Mrs. Nondas COURSON who died at St. Anthonys Hospital on Saturday.
- Edgar JONES and family were in an auto accident when their car turned over north of town. With them at the time was Mrs. JONES mother, Mrs. Edna WILLIAMS. No one was hurt.
Dec. 19, 1929:
- The wedding of Miss Rosalia Anastacia NOVAK and Mr. Edward N. SANDHOFER was held Nov. 28, 1929 at St. Romans Chapel, in Jonesboro, Ark. The groom is the son of Mrs. Mary SANDHOFER, formerly of this city. The bride is daughter of Mr. Franklin J. NOVAK.
- Ira C. MORRIS and son, Loy, motored to St. Louis Sunday to get acquainted with the new boy, who arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles BASSETT, Sunday. He was 8 lbs. and named Charles Roy.
- Last Monday evening while herding his Ford homeward thru the fog, and playing the good Samaritan by giving Rev. YOUNG a ride, W.W. LOWE tried to knock a south bound locomotive out of his way but failed. The train was just starting out and the car hit near the front of the engine. The spring of the bumper rebounded the car back. Neither the locomotive nor the car was damaged. Uncle Warren was reconciled in the fact, that if it came to the worst, he had a "sky pilot" with him.
- Elder School: Orin ALDERSON had the misfortune to get hit in the eye with a piece of iron last Saturday.
- Mr. GREENING, a former resident of Kinmundy was killed in an automobile accident in Tennessee. At 1 time he had taught in our public school.
Dec. 26, 1929:
- Nellie GRANT TYNER was born in Mason, Ill. on June 27, 1868 and died Dec. 19, 1929. He married Will R. REYNOLDS in Mason, Ill. on Sept. 11, 1887. They went to Kinmundy to make their home, and had 1 son, Amy D., who died Apr. 7, 1907 at the age of 18 years. 5 years ago her husband died. Services were held at the M.E. Church in Mason with interment in Mason Cemetery.
- Mr. John W. SCOTT and Mrs. Anna FISH, both of this community stole a march on their many friends when they were married Dec. 22 in the home of the brides sister, Mrs. Harriett DeVORE in this city. They will make their home on the grooms farm north of this city.
- J.S. KNISELEY announced his renomination and election for County of Supt. of Schools of Marion Co., and talks about his record.
- Swift School: Miss Rada GARRETT was shopping in Centralia Saturday.
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