Gleanings from "The Kinmundy Express"
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Jan. 4, 1934:
- Mrs. Elanor STONER died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. GAMMON in this city, caused from chronic nephritis, aged 76 years, 2 months, and 30 days. The services were held from the M.E. Church in Alma on Wed. the Rev. J.W. GAMMON officiating. Interment was made in Martin Cemetery in Foster twp.
- Isariah CARMAN, more familiarly known ere as "Gidd" died at his home in Central City, Ill. last Tuesday after a lingering illness from tuberculosis. Services were held from the First M.E. Church in Central City with interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery in this city. He is survived by his wife, 5 sons, and 2 daughters; also a sister, Mrs. Joe McGEE of Breese, Ill., and a brother, J.B. CARMAN of Vandalia.
- William J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse HOYT, was born Nov. 24, 1905, and died Dec. 26, 1933. He is married to Miss Hazel HAYS of Alma on Dec. 13, 1927, and they had 3 children: Robert Jesse, William Eugene, and Loretta May. Besides his immediate family, he leaves a father, mother, 3 brothers and 3 sisters, namely, Charley, Frank, Ralph, Mrs. Vera BOUGHERS, Mrs. Lera BRASEL, and Miss Clara HOYT. 1 brother, Everett died July 26, 1926.
- J.H. NELMS motored to Anna, Ill. on Tuesday and brought back the body of Lucille ALDERSON, aged 24, who died in the State Hospital Monday night. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James ALDERSON of Meacham twp. Interment was made in Phillips Cemetery.
- Mr. W.A. MAXWELL received word Tuesday of the death of his half-brother, Mr. T.J. BUCKLAND, which occurred in Glasco, Kansas on Dec. 30th. Mr. BUCKLAND, who was 84 years old, was a former resident of Scrutchfield Prairie.
- Last Sunday afternoon, Mr. Ira C. MORRIS had an occasion to come to his store in the afternoon. After entering the store, he heard quite a noise, as if someone was trying to break in. He slipped around quietly and found the noise coming from the toilet in the wareroom. Someone was below the toilet bursting off the seat. Mr. MORRIS attempted to unlock the back doors and see who it was, but unfortunately the bar on the doors dropped, scaring the fellow to such an extent that he was gone when Mr. MORRIS reached the alley. Ira is now sorry that he did not wait and let him come in the store.
- The death of Mary WILSON GOOD, the daughter of Tilton C. and Elizabeth GOOD, occurred at the home of her son, Jacob R. GOOD, of Lawrence, Kansas on Dec. 16, 1933. At the time of her death, she was 94 years, 7 months, and 16 days. Mary WILSON GOOD was born in Pike Co., Ohio, coming to Marion Co., Ill. with the family when about 7 years of age. She was the last of a family of 7 children, all of whom were raised in or near Kinmundy. Married to Jacob R. GOOD in 1870, they went directly to Lawrence, Kansas, where she has resided ever since. To their union were born 3 children, 2 of whom preceded her in death. 1 son survives, and with whom she resided her last years.
- Mr. and Mrs. L.D. CLINGENPEEL of Delphos, Kansas spent the holidays here with his cousins, Mrs. S.A. WHISNANT and Mr. W.A. MAXWELL. Mr. CLINGENPEEL was reared in the Shriver school district. He left for Kansas 40 years ago, and has made only 1 visit here, in 1901.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. James ALDERSON received word Monday of the death of her daughter, Lucille, at Anna, Ill. Services will be held at Phillips Cemetery on Wednesday.
- Meadow Branch: Mildred ROBB and Lorraine BAYLIS attended a party at the W.S. PRUETT home Monday night.
- Mr. and Mrs. Earl SHANAFELT had the misfortune of having a baby girl stillborn Jan. 1. Interment was made at Evergreen Cemetery.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Alf DONOHO have twin girls born Dec. 23. They go by Delilah May and Lila May.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Cleve McWHIRTER are parents of a new baby girl born Dec. 28th.
- East Zion: Archie CALDWELL had the misfortune of breaking his arm while cranking his car.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. James BASSETT and children spent Sunday with John GILLESPIE and family, north of Vernon.
- East Zion: A large crowd attended the program at Arnold Chapel. They had a nice program.
- North Fork: Harold Wesley ROBB spent the weekend here with relatives.
- Frederick STOCK, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. F.O. STOCK of Effingham, is confined to St. Marys Hospital in Decatur, where he underwent a mastoid operation last Saturday. He is getting along as well as can be expected.
- Mrs. Cora CORNELL spent part of the holidays in St. Louis with relatives and friends. She was accompanied home Sunday evening by her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard McGIVENS and Mr. and Mrs. Pat MATHIAS, who spent New Years Day here at the Lewis WILSON home, helping Mrs. WILSON celebrate her birthday.
Jan. 11, 1934:
- Miss Doyne Christene COMBS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.S. COMBS, and Floyd A. STIVERS, prominent young Pana business man, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess STIVERS in Pana, were married at the home of the brides parents in Pana. The bride graduated from Pana Twp. H.S. with the class of 31, and the groom is a graduate of Pana Twp. H.S. with the class of 30. The couple will reside in Pana. The COMBS family were former residents of Kinmundy.
- Pinochle Party: Miss Lucille GARRETT entertained a number of young friends to a Pinochle party of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. ROBB, Wednesday night. Those present were, Lucille LUCAS, Harriett BROWN, Elizabeth ARNOLD, of this city, and James LECKRONE, Harvey MILES, Don KESTER and Frances LECKRONE, of Salem.
- On Jan. 3rd, 36 friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. McCLURE and gave Mr. McCLURE a big surprise in honor of his 27th birthday. And was he surprised? Just ask him. The evening was spent playing games and other entertainment. Those present were: Forrest JOHNSON, Alfred LEMAY, Frank JOHNSON, Raddie BASS and family, Milton BAYLIS and wife, Abie BAYLIS, Anne and Florence NOCHMAN, Joe and Sophia SLOVICK, Howard, Merle and Genevie HAMMER, Ernest and Norma JONES, Earl HANKS and Mrs. Nettie McCLURE and son, John.
- Robert GRAY, D.P. OBRIEN, Pat JAMES, Harry GRAY and Glenn DAVIS were in Effingham Monday attending the funeral services of Mr. C.H. BEHRMAN, Road Supervisor for the I.C.R.R. who died Friday in St. Anthonys Hospital.
- Mr. Theodore SIGRIST of Lone Oak twp., and Miss Phyllis YUND of Kinmundy were married Dec. 28, 1933 in St. Teresas Church in Salem. Raymond SIGRIST, brother of the groom, and Miss Addie YUND, sister of the bride, were the attendants.
- The matter of the establishing a city water works system in the city of Kinmundy under the P.W.A. plan was presented to the City Council last Monday, and the issue was tabled until the promoters do some further investigation.
- Camp Ground: Esther Mildred and Lester MULVANEY will have to stop having birthdays or rent Soldiers Field for the next party. Was there a crowd Saturday night, and did they have a good time?
- Elder School: Fred MULVANY had the misfortune to lose a horse Friday night.
- Elder School: Several from here attended the burial of Charley SMITH at Lovells Grove Saturday.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. William JONES and Mrs. Rose THOMASON attended the funeral of Mr. Sam GRAY at Fredonia Friday.
- East Zion: Mrs. Lafe BASSETT has been on the sick list but is better at this writing.
- East Zion: Mabel GILLESPIE is visiting Mr. and Mrs. James BASSETT and children, Marvin and Ruth.
- East Zion: Kenneth NEILSON spent Sunday with Emmett GARRETT.
- East Zion: Francis NEILSON spent Sunday with Irene LIVESAY.
- East Zion: The Arnold Chapel Ladies Aid met at the home of Mrs. Florence BASSETT Wednesday afternoon.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. James BASSETT and family are the owners of a new loud speaker radio.
- Omega: Chas. SMITH, who died in Salem, was buried in the Christian Church Cemetery here Saturday.
- Meadow Branch: Jan. 3, being the birthday of Rad McCLURE, about 40 of his friends and neighbors spent the evening with him.
- North Fork: Mrs. Hattie GREEN spent several days at the first of the week with her mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- North Fork: Miss Norma Dell GARRETT spent the weekend with her brother, Carroll GARRETT and wife.
- North Fork: Mrs. Etta JONES and Misses Bertha, Laura Jean, and Louese GREEN spent Saturday afternoon with Nancy GREEN, it being Mrs. GREENs birthday.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT spent Monday at Bert GARRETTs.
- Swift: Selby GARRETT and wife, and George COLE and family spent Saturday evening with Ren WAINSCOTT and wife.
- Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. SIEMER returned to their home in St. Louis Sunday after a 2 week visit with Mrs. SIEMERs parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. NELMS. They attended the wedding of her niece, Miss Doyne COMBS at Pana.
Jan. 18, 1934:
- The body of Mrs. James RICHARDSON, who died at her home in Champaign last Wednesday, arrived here Saturday, accompanied by the husband and several other relatives. Services were held from the Christian Church in this city with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. The deceased had been ill for the past 2 years, being a sufferer of paralysis. She and her husband reared their family in this vicinity.
- Stanley, better known to his friends as Steve, HAGENSEE, died suddenly last Thursday afternoon in the MAHAN and MOTCH Store. He was taken to the J.H. NELMS Funeral home where an inquest was held. Mr. HAGENSEE lived with his 5 children on what is known as the Rockhold farm in Meacham twp. He had come to town to do his trading. For the past several years, he had been a sufferer of epilepsy. He fell in a spell and was being cared for by both Mr. MAHAN and Mr. MOTCH. They soon noticed his breathing growing shorter and summoned Dr. MILLER. The doctor arrived as quickly as possible, but Mr. HAGENSEE had died. The coroners inquest returned a verdict of "epilepsy". The body was taken to the home of Wm. HAMMER Friday where it lay in state until Sunday where services were held. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery beside his wife, who was formerly Miss Katie HAMMER of this city. The deceased leaves a wife, who has been in Chicago for the past 3 months receiving medical treatment and was unable to attend the funeral, 5 children, a mother, 1 brother, and 1 sister.
- Mr. T.M. SMITH celebrated his 76th birthday on Jan. 12. He was called to the telephone and there he heard his daughter, Georgia - Mrs. Lawrence EAGAN - calling and sending her good wishes and a birthday kiss over long distance from Antonito, Colorado. The sound of his daughters voice and her loving greeting meant more to Mr. SMITH than any gift she might have sent him.
- Miss Jocelyn MULVANEY entertained a group of her young friends last Wednesday evening. At a late hour the guests departed thanking Miss MULVANEY for the pleasant evening. Those present were: Misses Helen GARRETT, Lora JONES, Valda SWIFT, Pearl JACKSON, Ena PARRISH, Mildred ROBB, and Edith SCHAUFELBERGER and Messrs. Orval SPURLIN, Arthur BROWN and Richard LACEY.
- Joe BRIMBERRY presented John EAGAN with a chicken snake Friday measuring 4 feet and 2 inches. John was very proud of his present and displayed it for a long time but finally decided it might not make a very nice pet and killed it. The old timers tell us that it is a sure sign of an open winter to find snakes at this time of the year.
- Shanghai: Mr. Henry JAHRAUS called on Martin HASSEBROCK Thursday.
- Shanghai: Mr. and Mrs. D.A. ARNOLD and Jack DISS helped Forrest DOOLEN butcher Thursday.
- Omega: Mr. and Mrs. Earl McGEE took their little son to Olney Friday where he was operated on for appendicitis.
- Swift: Billie MORRIS and family, Sam LOWE and family, Charley LOWE, S.M. ROBB and family, and Ren WAINSCOTT and family spent Sunday with Mark SWIFT and family in honor of the birthdays of Mrs. SWIFT and Helen WAINSCOTT.
- Meadow Branch: Mildred ROBB spent Saturday night with Darlene COLE.
- Brown: Martha THOMPSON of this vicinity died Thursday. The funeral was held at Oskaloosa Church Sunday with burial in the Church Cemetery.
- Meacham: Mrs. Harry THOMPSON died at her home Thursday with burial in Oskaloosa Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. Dwight ALEXANDER celebrated their 8th anniversary Tuesday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER of this city, and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil RAYMOND of Gulf City.
- Meacham: Mr. Steve HAGENSEE died at Kinmundy Thursday. He was buried with military honors by the soldiers of the Spanish American War.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT, Norma Dell, Junior, and Floyd spent Sunday at Willie GARRETTs. Afternoon callers were Clyde GARRETT and family.
- North Fork: Mrs. Lorene BENDER, Mrs. Anna ADEN and Miss Mae GREEN visited Mrs. Valinda CONANT one afternoon last week.
- Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. MAXEY are parents of twin daughters born Jan. 12th weighing 8½ and 9½ lbs., and named Darlene and Dorene.
Jan. 25, 1934:
- Ezra Carl, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. HARPER, former residents of this community, died at the family home near Tonti, Friday after a brief illness of sciatic rheumatism. Services were held at the Cubbage Chapel Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. On Dec. 7, 1920, Ezra Carl was born and he died at the age of 13 years, 1 month, and 12 days. He was preceded in death by a baby sister about 4 years ago. He leaves a father, mother, 2 brothers, Wilson and Virgil, 1 sister, Mrs. Elsie Kidder, 1 brother-in-law, William KIDDER, a nephew, 2 nieces, and 1 grandmother, Mrs. Anna POWELL.
- Ida, daughter of Wm. A. and Margaret SHRIVER, was born July 25, 1869. She was the youngest of 6 children, 5 girls and 1 boy, of whom 1 brother and 1 sister preceded her in death. Ida grew to womanhood on her fathers farm southeast of Kinmundy. Here she went to school, and from here she was married to Mr. Henry WARREN on Aug. 23, 1905. The established their home on a farm northwest of Kinmundy, and they had 1 daughter, Margaret. When Margaret was about 13 years old, in order that she could have better educational advantages, her parents moved from their farm home to Kinmundy in March 1921. Mrs. WARREN died in 1926, and was a member of the M.E. Church. Since the death of her husband, she had been in failing health, and 5 years ago, she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she never recovered. During this time she was cared for by her daughter. Margaret was kindly assisted by her brothers, Charlie, Harry and Willie and their faithful wives. She died Jan. 21, 1934. In addition to her daughter, she leaves 3 sisters, Miss Mollie SHRIVER and Mrs. Carrie SILL of Valley Center, Kansas, and Mrs. Nannie NEIL of Kinmundy, and a number of nephews and nieces.
- Mrs. Paul SEE, residing one-half mile north of Omega, died Saturday. She had been in ill health from some time having suffered from a stroke of paralysis about 3 years ago. The past few weeks she had been suffering from asthma and heart trouble to such an extent that she was unable to lie in bed. Saturday, a stroke of apoplexy developed which soon terminated in death. Services were held from the 1880 Church with interment in the Church Cemetery. Huldah, daughter of Tomroe and Adelia MARLOW, was born July 23, 1889, and died Jan. 29, 1934. She grew to womanhood near Omega, 1 of a large family of brothers and sisters. During her youth, she complete grammar school and was a regular attendant of church and religious services of the neighborhood. On March 29, 1908, she married Paul SEE, and this couple made a home which has been their permanent residence until her death. They had 13 children, 2 of whom have preceded her in death. In 1932 she joined Lovells Grove Church where she remained a faithful member. She leaves her husband; 6 daughters: Zilpha, Elsie, Inez, Mary, Ella Mae and Hilda; 5 sons: Virgil, Merle, Verle, Earl and Leroy; 2 small grandchildren; her mother; 4 sisters, Mrs. Forrest CHEESLEY, Agnes LAUGHMAN, Launa BAILY and Velma KENNEDY; and 4 brothers, Noah, Herschel, Donald, and Douglas MARLOW.
- Mr. C.B. ROHRBOUGH of this city, is this week announcing his candidacy form Treasurer of Marion County, subject to the will of the Republican voters at the primary election to be held April 10. He has spent his entire life in this city and the greater part of his life has been spent in business. He graduated from Gem Business College in Quincy, Ill. in 1888, and entered business for himself in 1901. He was precinct committeeman for the past 20 years. He also served as president of the local Board of Education for 12 years and also director of the Kinmundy Building and Loan Association for 26 years. (Note: A picture accompanied this article.)
- Mrs. William SOLDNER, living northeast of this city died rather suddenly on Friday. She was enjoying her usual good health and ate a hearty supper Thursday evening. Immediately after supper she complained of severe headache and suffered a stroke of apoplexy. 2 physicians were summoned but nothing could be done, and she quietly slipped away. Mrs. Anna SOLDNER, daughter of William and Fredricke TIEMEYER, was born at Quincy, Ill. on Oct. 27, 1865, and she died Jan. 19, 1934. When she was 2 years old her parents moved to Jacksonville, Ill. and after residing there for about 6 years they moved to St. Louis, Missouri. Shortly after the death of her father she returned with her mother and sister to Jacksonville, Ill. On Feb. 18, 1886, she married William SOLDNER by Rev. STARK of St. Louis, Mo., and they had 6 children. Andrew died Jan. 14, 1902. She leaves her husband and 5 children, namely, Nettie, the wife of Fred COOK, Raymond, Herman, and Erwin all of Kinmundy; and Rudolph of Farina. She also leaves 3 grandchildren.
- Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WILKINSON entertained a party of friends Sat. night in honor of Mr. WILKINSONs 75th birthday. The birthday cake was made by his daughter, Mrs. Roy TELFORD.
- The C.W.A. workers are getting another dirty deal in this township. A general order for the state was to cut the number of men 11% and cut the hours to 15 per week. Kinmundy had a total of 43 men on the C.W. A. payroll and now 20 have been cut off. According to our pencil, we would say that would be 45% cut instead of 11%. This was done by the C.W.A. board in Centralia. A committee from the unemployed was dispatched to Chicago this morning to take the matter up with the C.W.A. officials. It will be remembered that the Chicago officials were resorted to in the beginning when the Centralia Board failed to give us our share of men. We hope that the boys will be able to do some good in Chicago.
- On Jan. 19, friends and neighbors gave Mr. and Mrs. Charles POSEY a house warming and kitchen shower at their new suburban home. An appetizing lunch of chicken sandwiches, cakes, and coffee were served by Mrs. Glen PARKER and Mrs. Ralph BOUSMAN.
- North Fork: Mrs. Frank GARRETT and baby, and Mrs. Virgil LIVESAY and son spent 1 day last week at Willie GARRETTs.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil GARRETT and son, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT, and Misses Cleda GARRETT and Kathryn LOWE enjoyed a pinochle party at Gilbert DOOLENs Saturday evening.
- North Fork: Misses Kathryn LOWE and Cleda GARRETT spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT.
- North Fork: Orie ATKINS and family visited Mrs. Icy GARRETT in Kinmundy Saturday.
- North Fork: Aunt Tack CONANT, Mr. and Mrs. John WILSON and Miss Edith WILSON spent Sunday with Charlie ARNOLD.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ren WAINSCOTT and Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT spent Saturday evening with George COLE and family.
- Young School: A baby boy was born Jan. 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HATFIELD at the home her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. HILL and named George William.
- Mr. and Mrs. Clyde HANNA have a 10 lb. daughter born Jan. 16 and named Martha Jeanette - Martha for her great-grandmother, Mrs. Martha ROTAN, and Jeanette for her grandmother, Mrs. L.M. ROTAN.
Feb. 1, 1934:
- Miss Geneva MALINSKY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. MALINSKY of this city, became the bride of J. Wallace OSBORN, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. OSBORN of Farina, on Jan. 29 at St. Teresas Church in Salem. The couple were attended by Miss Helen OSBORN, sister of the groom, and Rex WHITFORD, both of Farina. The bride graduated from Kinmundy K.H.S. with the Class of 33 and the groom graduated from Farina H.S. with the class of 31'. The couple will make their home in Farina, where Mr. OSBORN is a partner with his father in the Produce business. Following the wedding a 6 oclock dinner was served in the brides home to immediate relatives.
- Mr. Ellis JOHNSON, son of Mrs. Effie JOHNSON, residing west of this city, married Miss Elizabeth BRASEL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed BRASEL, residing north of this city. The ceremony was performed in Salem, Ill. on Jan. 24th.
- The V.V. BARCROFT home has been placed under quarantine on account of Miss Betty having chicken pox. Prof. BARCROFT is making his home with his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lizzie NIRIDER for the present.
- Jan. 27, friends went to the home of Mrs. Charles LARKIN in Chicago and gave her a birthday surprise, bringing with them cards for 500, and refreshments. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. SNELLING and son, Hallett, Mr. and Mrs. HENSLEY, Mr. and Mrs. BRUMLEY, Mr. and Mrs. Rye and Mrs. WAGGETT, Mr. and Mrs. SHULTZ, Mr. and Mrs. ALLEN and son, Earl, and Mrs. Rena EAGAN.
- About 500 good Democrats participated in the commemoration of the giving over at the keys to Supt. RAY of the State Farm last Thursday night in the mess hall of the State Farm. On Jan. 25, 1933, the keys to the Farm were given to Mr. G.E. RAY. The program composed of music by the band, songs, short plays, readings, etc. was given by the inmates of the State Farm and certainly was enjoyed by all. The inmates presented the Superintendent, Mr. RAY, and the Assistant Superintendent, Mr. HANKS, each with a small gift to show the respect they have for these officials. After the program, most of the guests indulged in dancing. Mr. and Mrs. A.J. JACKSON and children, and Miss Clara DOOLEN were in attendance from Kinmundy.
- More information about the Corn-Hog Production program, and the new processing tax.
- Meacham: About 25 young people helped Miss Ada JONES celebrate her birthday Saturday.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. F.S. HARRIS, and Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON called on Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL Thursday evening.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. James BASSETT and children, Marvin and Ruth, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. James OSBORNE.
- East Zion: Mrs. Charlie ARNOLD spent Friday afternoon with Mrs. Florence BASSETT.
- East Zion: A large crowd attended the debating exercise at the Chance School house Friday night. The debate was "Which is more powerful, tractor or horse power?"
- East Zion: Mrs. Sam COZAD had the misfortune of breaking all of her ligaments in her leg and throwing a knee out of place.
- Meadow Branch: Jan. 25th being the birthday of Mrs. Milton BAYLIS, about 30 of her neighbors and friends were invited to spend the evening with her. Games were played, popcorn and candy served.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Bob ROBB visited Sunday with the Wes ROBB family.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Pearl LENHART called on Mrs. Esta ROBB Monday afternoon.
- Swift: Selby GARRETT and wife, and Geo. COLE and family spent Sat. evening with Mack ROBB and wife.
- Mr. and Mrs. Edwin WORMLEY and Miss Katherine, and Mr. and Mrs. C.B. ROHRBOUGH and Misses Virginia and Ruth, were in Salem Sunday where they were entertained by the L.C. ROHRBOUGHs in honor of L.C.s birthday. Other guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Lou KING and son, Charles W., and Mr. Charles KING of Champaign.
Feb. 8, 1934:
- Five Generations: Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT and Mr. and Mrs. Win HEADLEY received a message Monday morning announcing the arrival of a 6½ lb. girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl HEADLEY of Loami, Ill. She has been named Donna Arlene. Grandpa GARRETT just could not do a thing until he cranked the family flivver, loaded in grandma GARRETT and grandpa and grandma HEADLEY early Tuesday morning and drove to Loami for a visit with the granddaughter. And you ought to see great grandpa (Chas.) DOOLEN. He says he has aged 50 years since Monday but from the way he was acting, we think he is in his second childhood. And then going on to the next generation, great, great, grandpa (F.M.) ROBB, well, all he can say is: "I am now a very old man."
- The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Thed SIGRIST surprised them Sunday night with a kitchen shower at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar YUND. A long list of those attending was printed.
- Mr. E.C. BARGH celebrated his 75th birthday at his home here Feb. 7. He did not seem to fully realize he was having a birthday until letters, telegrams, and greeting cards started pouring in on him in the morning. One firm that Mr. BARGH has bought from for many years sent him a big box of roses. During the afternoon and evening, many friends dropped in on him.
- Mr. and Mrs. Lewie SULLENS, who have been making their home in Chicago, where Mr. SULLENS has had employment, have returned to their home here.
- Dr. MILLER reports the following: to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene SHAFFER, a 9 lb. boy, Feb. 3; to Mr. and Mrs. C.S. CHANCE, a 10 lb. boy, Feb. 5.
- M.E. Parsonage damaged by fire Monday: Ministers generally get house-warmings, but not very many have such a one as was extended to Rev. and Mrs. F.C. MERY on Monday afternoon. They had spent the day in Greenville, and upon their return home, found the parsonage had been considerably damaged by fire. The origin of the fire is unknown and was not discovered until the roof of the kitchen was ablaze. The kitchen, which is a wing of the house, was completely destroyed and much damage was done to the rest of the house. The damage has not been estimated but the house was covered with insurance enough to take care of the loss. Most of the contents were taken out but were considerably damaged by smoke and water. They were also covered by insurance. Rev. MERY and his family are now at home in Miss Mary SHRIVERs residence just north of the church.
- A pageant of wedding gowns was given last evening at the M.E. Church and was a success in every respect. In all there were 34 dresses modeled, the oldest being 110 years old and the newest 2 years old. As these gowns were being modeled, Miss Evangeline PARRILL read a description of them. Music was furnished by Mrs. Charlotta HEINRICH, at the piano, and Miss CAMPBELL, of Salem, and Mrs. W.S. PRUETT and Mrs. J.N. VALLOW, as soloists. The last number on the program was the grand march led by the bride and groom of 1950, Master George BARGH, Jr. and Miss Kathleen BROWN, preceded by Master Richard MAULDING as the Minister.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER, Mr. and Mrs. Herman SOLDNER, Mr. Jesse NORMAN and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred COOK and daughter, Geneva SPENCER spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Raymond SOLDNER helping little Billie celebrate his 6th birthday. His grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Fred WYATT, and daughter of near Kell called in the afternoon.
- Omega: Mr. and Mrs. Donald MARLOW are parents of a baby girl born on President ROOSEVELTs birthday.
- Omega: Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Dow MONICAL at Brown Church Monday.
- Mrs. Chas. BURKETT, who has been confined to her home the past 7 months with a nervous disorder and serious complications, was seen on our streets Tuesday. For a long time there were doubts but she is much improved now.
- North Fork: Miss Mildred McNICOL spent part of last week with her sister, Mrs. Carroll GARRETT.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT received word Monday of the birth of a 6 lb. daughter in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl HEADLEY of Loami, Ill. The mother is formerly Miss Irma GARRETT.
- North Fork: Virgil LIVESAY and family visited Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Willie GARRETT.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT, and Mr. and Mrs. Win HEADLEY were in Loami Tuesday to see their new granddaughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl HEADLEY.
- Mr. and Mrs. Dow GREEN and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ora ATKINS and family, and Miss Kathryn LOWE were Sunday guests of Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- Mr. Leland ALDERSON returned to his studies at the School of Pharmacy at the U. of I. in Chicago, Sunday evening.
- Meadow Branch: Ellis JOHNSON and bride were given a charivari at the home of his mother Thursday night.
- Meadow Branch: A.J. BAYLIS received word of the death of his aunt, Mrs. J.A. RENNIE, which occurred Jan. 24 at the home of her son, J.O. RENNIE in Shenandoah, Iowa. Mrs. RENNIE was a former resident of this community.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and babe visited Monday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LENHART.
- Brown: Mrs. Helen MONICAL formerly of the vicinity, died at her home in Edwardsville on Saturday. Services were held at Brown Church with interment in Parker Cemetery.
Feb. 15, 1934:
- Mr. Albert LOY of Farina and Miss Maxine SPENCER of this city were quietly married in Farina, Ill. on Feb. 14, 1934 in the home which Mr. LOY had just furnished the bride. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.R. SPENCER, and is a graduate of the local High School with the class of 33. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam LOY of Farina, but is well known here, having been manager of the HARVEY Drug Store for a number of months.
- Miss Harriett Virginia DEW, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. DEW of Minneapolis, and Mr. Einar Calvin ANDERSON of Minneapolis, were married on Monday in the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. The Rev. Elmer LOFSTROM, cousin of the bride and pastor of the church, read the service. Mrs. ANDERSON is the niece of Miss Lucy DEW and Mrs. Martha WATERHOUSE of this city.
- George W. WEST, died at his home Monday. He had been a resident of Houston for the last 12 years, making his home with his daughter. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maria M. WEST; 1 daughter, Mrs. George W. ALLEN; 1 son, Frank G. WEST; and 3 grandchildren, all of Houston. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery. The above clipping was from the Houston Chronicle, sent to us by his niece, Maude WEST PORTER. The subject of this sketch, familiarly known to his friends here as Will, was the youngest brother of Chas. H. WEST. He spent the years of his youth and early manhood in this community with his parents and after his marriage to Miss Maria MAHON of this city, they resided on a farm a few miles east of this city, where he was a successful farmer and stock raiser. After several years, removing to Silver Lake, Kansas, where he was engaged in the same business; later moving to Southland. He had been a sufferer of heart trouble for several years. His last visit here was during the illness and burial of his brother, Chas. H., nearly 12 years ago.
- Mr. Merle FRENCH, of Effingham, and Miss Florence PHILLIPS, of Mt. Vernon, were married Monday at the Methodist Parsonage in Effingham. Earl FRENCH, a brother of the groom and Bernice MAYHOOD were the witnesses. The couple will make their home in Effingham for the present, where the groom is employed at the Vulcan Last Plant. Mr. FRENCH is the grandson of Mr. C.B. FRENCH of this city.
- Feb. 11th, being the 59th birthday of Harry BRASEL, his wife with the assistance of his son, Burdette and wife, gave a surprise birthday dinner in his honor. 44 came with well filled baskets. A list of those attending was printed.
- Harvey HANNA entertained a few of his friends at his country home last Saturday evening. The evening was spent with games, the most thrilling feature of the evenings entertainment being a fake murder case. Delicious refreshments were served at a late hour. Among the guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil ODELL of Farina; Miss Norma LASH of LaClede; Miss Valeria KEEN of Champaign; Miss Ella JACKSON, D.A. ARNOLD and Russell WILLIAMS of this city.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Esta ROBB and Mr. and Mrs. Dick ATKINS spent last Thursday with Willie GARRETT and wife.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert DOOLEN visited at Carroll GARRETTs Saturday evening.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BASSETT and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT spent Sunday with Willie GARRETT and wife.
- North Fork: Bert GARRETT and children visited Sunday at Carroll GARRETTs.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT were called to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George LENHART, Monday, owing to the serious illness of Mr. LENHART.
- North Fork: Mrs. Dorothy GARRETT attended Club at the home of Mrs. Hazel LIVESAY Thursday.
- Omega: Merle SEE and Edna SMITH were quietly married on Friday night, surprising their many friends. The young people of this community gave them a rousing charivari at the Paul SEE home Saturday night.
- Wilson School: The KLEISS children attended a surprise birthday party in Farina Sunday night for Miss Viola COON.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. George DOUDERA are parents of a 9½ lb. son born Feb. 11. The mother was formerly Miss Edith ALDRICH.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LENHART visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and babe.
- Meadow Branch: Wes ROBB and family visited Sunday afternoon at the McCULLEY home.
- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Sam ARNOLD and son, Loyd, and Jeff SMITH of Patoka, spent Wednesday at the Marshall WILLIAMS home and helped celebrate the birthday of Mrs. NICHOLS.
- Mr. and Mrs. Charles FORD have a 10½ lb. son born Feb. 14 and named Richard Darrell.
- The Pageant of Wedding Gowns held at the M.E. Church on Feb. 7th:
1824 - This garment is 110 years old and was the wedding gown of Miss Sarah F. GREEN who married Mr. Chas. EATON in 1824. Sarah GREEN was sister of Horace G. LUFKINs mother and lived in Rumford Falls, Maine. She was granddaughter of Benjamin LUFKIN who fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill in the Revolution. Horace LARKIN was the father of Ada LUFKIN DUFFY to whom this dress belongs. She is the great-great-aunt of Ada L. DUFFY.
1848 - This is the gown of our own dear Mrs. KING. Mrs. Rebecca EVANS married J.B. KING in Apr. 1848. This gown is 86 years old.
1859 - The late Mrs. Mary HUMPHREY wore this dress, cap and Paris bonnet 75 years ago. This was her Church dress. It was made by Miss Mattie ALLEN of Kinmundy.
1859 - This is the wedding dress and mantle of Mary Elmira SLOAN, mother of Mrs. Mary MAYER. She was married in 1859.
1861 - These 2 garments are companion gowns worn by Miss Lydia Caroline HOLIDAY when she married Lewis Thomas WHITCHURCH 72 years ago in 1861. The figured material was used in these gowns as a compromise between Miss HOLIDAYs Methodist father, and her Quaker mother. The cap worn with the infair dress was the bridal cap of the grandmother of Miss HOLIDAY. In those days the bride donned a cap immediately after her marriage.
1865 - This gown worn by Miss Katheryn LAMONT when she married Isaac McKANE at the Scottish Presbyterian Church in Paisley, Scotland on Jan. 20, 1865. The dress was made by a scotch tailor, and belongs to her daughter, Mrs. D.J. KELLEY of Johnson City, Ill.
1878 - This Paisley shawl was worn August 15 at Paisley, Scotland at the wedding of Helen FERGUSON and James MITCHELL. The shawl was hand woven in Paisley especially for the wedding and worn by the bride. 3 years later, the bride carried her baby son, wrapped in this shawl, across the Atlantic to America. It was modeled by her granddaughter, Ruth BREEN.
1884 - This quaint velvet dress was worn by Alice BOGART as her second day, or infair dress, when she became the bride of Mr. E.G. MENDENHALL in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 12, 1884. This dress was made in Cincinnati, and modeled by their granddaughter, Alecia.
1886 - Miss Clara ROSE was married to Mr. Joe SCHWARTZ 47 years ago on Apr. 29, 1886, and this was her wedding gown. Mayor SCHWARTZ and his wife lived in Salem.
1897 - This was the Easter costume of Mrs. Edwin WORMLEY when she was a teacher in the city schools of Effingham in the 90's. Notice the size of the hat and much trimming. Note the size of the waist, it measured 18 inches. This costume was modeled by Maxine MAHAN.
1898 - Miss Katherine GROVE became the bride of Edwin WORMLEY Sept. 1898 at the home of her uncle and aunt, Capt. and Mrs. ROHRBOUGH. The dress was designed and made by Madam DUNCAN of Effingham, and is being modeled by Miss Katherine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WORMLEY.
1899 - This was the gown of Miss Annie WATSON of Fairmont, W. Va., when she wed to Mr. Chas. B. ROHRBOUGH of Kinmundy on Dec. 6, 1899. This gown was designed by Miss WATSON herself, and then hand painted in water colors by her cousin, Virginia FLEMING, daughter of Gov. FLEMING of W. Va. The gown was modeled by Miss Virginia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ROHRBOUGH.
1905 - Can you imagine Mrs. C.B. ROHRBOUGH ever wearing this gown? She did in 1905. It is made of exquisite lace, and Mrs. ROHRBOUGH says it has hundreds of yards of ribbon on it. It was designed and made by Mrs. DUNCAN of Effingham.
1900 - Wedding gown of Coral BELLEVILLE WRIGHT, married to Ex-Senator E.D. TELFORD at Litchfield, Ill. on Nov. 1, 1900 at a church wedding. The pasmentry pearl trimming is as much in evidence as used in those days. The buttons are more than 100 years old. Mrs. TELFORD wore the her gown at the inaugural ball of President Theodore ROOSEVELT. The bridal veil belongs to Mrs. Dorothy DAVIS, daughter of Mrs. TELFORD, worn when she was married to William G. DAVIS on Dec. 29, 1930.
1903 - Miss Josie POTTER and Mr. Charles KELLER were married in 1903. The dress was made by her sister, Mrs. SCULLEY.
1904 - This wedding gown was for the bride of Mr. Geo. H. MAYER. They were married in Urbana in 1904, Aug. 4, at high noon. Feather boas were much worn in that period. The gown was modeled by Helen GARRETT.
1906 - In June 1906, Miss Inez PARRILL was married to Mr. H.S. WISEHEART, and her gown was designed and made by her sisters, Ella and Clara, then of Chicago.
1906 - Helen Cecil MITCHELL and Myron W. BREEN were married at St. Joseph, Mich. on July 21, 1906. The gown was modeled by their daughter, Ruth BREEN.
1906 - In Sept. 1906 occurred the wedding of Mr. Ray CRUSE and Miss Della PARRILL She designed and made the gown herself.
1907 - The 2 garments shown were companion gowns. Gown No. 1 is the wedding gown of Miss Emma COFFMAN when she married to Gardner Rogers WILLIAMS in St. Louis, Mo. on Oct. 7, 1907, 26 years ago. Mrs. WILLIAMS modeled her gown. Gown No. 2 is the infair dress which was worn by Mrs. WILLIAMS on that occasion.
1907 - Mr. E.G. DILLON and Miss Grace MACE were married in Sept. 1907. On this occasion, Grace wore a lace trimmed white Swiss designed and made by herself.
1908 - T.M. SMITH and Miss Bess KING were married in 1908 in Salem, Ill. in the Blackmore Hotel.
1908 - Mrs. Nora BURKETT, daughter of C.C. and F.A. HEISTAND, was married to Chas. BURKETT of Meacham twp. in Salem on Feb. 23, 1908. Modeling her own dress.
1909 - Mr. Andrew JACKSON and Miss Trusnelda MAUSER were married in Monroe, La. in 1909. Miss MAUSER selected beautiful lace for her wedding gown which was modeled by their daughter, Miss Martha.
1910 - Walter S. PRUETT and Bertha STEUBER were married in Sept. 1910 in a pretty home wedding. Berthas dress was made by the Misses HITE of Kinmundy.
1910 - This lace dress was the wedding gown of Miss Agnes HILLER when she became the bride of B.J. ROTAN in Fairfield. Her gown was made by Madam TULLESS of Fairfield.
1911 - Miss Martha Virginia DEW and Mr. Geo. L.G. WATERHOUSE were married in Dec. 1911 in Jersey City, New Jersey. The gown was made of pale blue broadcloth and pineapple cloth from the Phillipine Islands.
1911 - This gown is from Barrington, Ill. and was the wedding gown of Miss Clara PARRILL when she became the bride of Mr. J.M. GUNTHORP in June 1911.
1913 - Wedding gown of Miss Edith MARTIN, married to Charles KATZBURG, Nov. 24, 1913. Mr. and Mrs. RATZBURG reside in Salem.
1916 - This was the wedding gown of Miss Annie HAYDEN when she became the bride of Mr. A.J. YOUNG. She was married in a pretty home wedding in Carbondale on Sept. 6, 1916.
1927 - this is the wedding gown of Miss Beatrice ALLEN worn at her marriage to Mr. Ben Leslie STERNECK at he Jewish Old Folks Home in St. Louis, Mo. on June 26, 1927. They reside in Salem.
1928 - This dress was the wedding gown of Miss Mary LUDWIG when she became the bride of Mr. Glenn DAVIS on Oct. 17, 1928.
1931 - Miss Juanita BUSH became the bride of Mr. Harold KAISER at high noon in a beautiful Church at West Frankfort, Ill., her father, Rev. W.E. BUSH reading the ceremony.
1931 - This dainty blue lace dress was the wedding gown of Arline E. TUCKER when she became the bride of Walter S. CONANT in Denver, Colo. in April 1931.
1932 - Mr. Forrest DOOLEN and Miss Vera KELLER were married in 1932.
1932 - Miss Merle MULVANEY became the bride of Paul TINSLEY in April 1931. Her sister, Jocelyn, modeled it.
Feb. 22, 1934:
- Mr. Herbert SAUL and Miss Helen MITCHELL, both of Centralia, were married Feb. 14, 1934 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Los Angeles, Cal. The bride motored to Los Angeles, Cal. to join her fiancé. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Merrill MOONEY, brother-in-law and sister of the groom. Mrs. SAUL is well known in Kinmundy having spent several summers with her grandmother, Mrs. Helen MITCHELL. The couple will reside in Huntington Park, Cal.
- Roy KANABE and Miss Ruth HANNA, both of Chicago, were married on Jan. 26, 1934. Mrs. KANABE will be remembered here as the daughter of Dr. H.L. HANNA.
- Dr. Samuel Herman DODGE, 91, a Civil War Veteran and prominent citizen of this city died at his home after a brief illness of pneumonia. He had practiced dentistry in Sandoval for 25 years, until he retired in 1928. Samuel Sherman DODGE was born Sept. 14, 1842 at Brownstown, N.Y., the son of Van Renssellear and Mary CALHOUN DODGE, his fathers family being pioneers of New York State and his mothers father was a brother of John C. CALHOUN, a noted American statesman and orator of the Abbieville District, South Carolina. He attended common school until the age of 17 years. In 1857 with his parents, he moved to Illinois, locating in Madison county. In 1861, he entered the office of Dr. J.H. DEAN in St. Louis, where he began the study of dentistry. On Aug. 3, 1864, he volunteered in the Union Army and served as a Top Sergeant, Company G, 149th Regiment, Volunteer Infantry of Missouri. He received his honorable discharge on Aug. 18, 1865. Following the war, he entered the dentistry at St. Louis for 3 years, then to Decatur, Ill., and then to Assumption, Ill., where his family was reared, removing in 1903 to Sandoval, where he has been located since. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and the Grand Army of the Republic. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah H. DODGE, 4 daughters by a former marriage: Mrs. Erie HUFFMASTER, Mrs. Irene DANNEBERGER of Sandoval; Mrs. Mabel FOX of Kinmundy; Mrs. Edna CLARK of Boulder; 2 sons: Irving G., Bothell, Wash.; John Drum ABERDEEN, Wash.; 3 grandchildren: Marion DODGE DANNEBERGER, Pomona, Cal.; Melvin Sherman DODGE, Seattle, Wash.; Miss Mary CLARK, Boulder; and 1 sister: Mrs. Laura Ann FULLER, Racine, Wis. Services held at the family home with interment in Sandoval Cemetery.
- The many neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell DISS and family surprised them with a farewell party as they are soon to move to Kinmundy to make their home. A long list of those attending was printed.
- Mrs. J.T. ARNOLDs birthday occurs on Feb. 22, a very distinguished date, but as Mrs. ARNOLD had already accepted an invitation for that day, her family slipped the birthday surprise up a few days and appeared at her home en masse Sunday morning. The surprise was complete. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. L.E. GREEN, son and daughter, of Vernon; Mr. and Mrs. Orville SCHROEDER of Patoka; Mr. and Mrs. Elnoe BROWN and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Robb GREEN and sons, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph FEATHERS, son and daughters, of Kinmundy.
- Mr. and Mrs. C.G. JACKSON and sister, Mrs. R.C. ROBB, motored to Springfield, Wed in answer to a message announcing the death of their aged aunt, Mrs. Martha MARSHALL, who died at her home there Tuesday.
- Mr. and Mrs. E.A. SNELLING of Chicago, were very pleasantly surprised by a few friends on Feb. 13, in honor of their 51st wedding anniversary. A list of those present were listed.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT, and Bert GARRETT and children visited Saturday in Loami, Ill. with Mr. and Mrs. Carl HEADLEY and babe. They were accompanied home by Mrs. Bert GARRETT, who had spent the last 2 weeks in the HEADLEY home caring for her baby granddaughter.
- North Fork: Clyde BASSETT, wife and daughter, Evelyn, and Carroll GARRETT and wife visited Sunday with Clyde GARRETT and wife.
- North Fork: Ralph FEATHER and Bob GREEN and families of North Fork, Elston GREEN and family of Vernon, and Elnoe BROWN and family of Kinmundy, and Orville SCHROEDER and wife of Patoka spent Sunday in Kinmundy at J.T. ARNOLDs in honor of Mrs. ARNOLDs birthday.
- North Fork: Miss Cleda GARRETT is visiting her sister, Mrs. Carl HEADLEY, in Loami, Ill.
- Swift: A birthday party was given at the home of Howard WISEMAN Saturday in honor of Mrs. WISEMAN. A large crowd was present.
- East Zion: Roberta ARNOLD spent Wednesday night with Ruth BASSETT.
- Mrs. R.C. McWHIRTER of Ramsey has been here caring for her father, Mr. J.H. BASS who died Monday.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis BURKETT are parents of a baby girl born Monday.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. John WEISS attended the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Harry HOWELL in Farina Saturday evening.
- Meacham: The Birthday Community Circle surprised Mr. Ruben CRANE of his birthday Tuesday.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and babe spent a few days last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LENHART.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB called on Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LENHART last Thursday morning.
- Brown: Gale BOSTON opened his store in Omega Saturday.
- Shanghai: Miss Beulah DISS received word that her nephew, Jackie, 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. L.M. DISS of Center, Colo., had been shot thru the stomach while playing and is at Salida Hospital, but is much improved now.
- Mr. and Mrs. Wayne BRACY of Harvey are the parents of a 6½ lb. daughter, Melba Diane, born Feb. 14th. The mother is formerly Miss Melba DOOLEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan DOOLEN formerly of this place.
- Mr. Fred BARBEE and sons, Fred and Paul, of OFallon, spent the weekend with Mr. BARBEEs parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lou BARBEE. Feb. 17 was the 79th birthday of Mr. Lou BARBEE.
- Mrs. Catherine CRAIG received word of an 8 lb. son born at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. D. Joe GUNNING of Tolono, Ill. Mrs. GUNNING was formerly Miss Agnes CRAIG.
- Mr. and Mrs. Avery BOUGHERS are parents of a 10 lb. daughter born Feb. 15.
March 1, 1934:
- Alva Ray WILLIAMS, eldest son of Columbus and Mary WILLIAMS, was born Oct. 18, 1886, in Kinmundy twp., and departed this life Feb. 15, 1934, at his home in Alma twp., after a brief illness. He was 1 of a family of 13 children, and grew to manhood near Alma, Ill. He married to Miss Lela CLOW on May 20, 1916, and they had 9 children, 3 girls and 6 boys. 2 children preceded him in death, namely, Earl Richard on Feb. 3, 1917, and Mary Elizabeth on July 1, 1927. He leaves a wife, 7 children: Paul, Dewayne, Gene, Betty Jane, Bobby Dan, Loris and Elnora; an aged mother; 2 brothers, Loren and Forrest, of Alma; 5 sisters, Mrs. Charles McWHIRTER, Mrs. Ham STIPP, Mrs. W.E. WARREN of Alma; Mrs. W.S. George and Mrs. J.F. COLE of Kinmundy, and Mrs. L.E. SULLENS of Salem. His father, 2 infant brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death.
- Mr. Carl DUNLAP planned a surprise birthday party for his wife Wednesday when he invited some of his neighbors in to spend the evening. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Albert DUNLAP, Mr. and Mrs. Sam BUNDY, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn WHITE, and Mr. and Mrs. Louie SULLENS.
- Mrs. M.A. BABCOCK received many greeting cards and remembrances Feb. 20th in commemoration of her 83rd birthday.
- Mr. Paul JONES of this city has withdrawn from the race for Sheriff in favor of J.E. McMACKIN. He decided there were too many in the race and he didnt want it anyway.
- The members of the West Side Thimble Club on Feb. 20, in honor of their anniversary, motored to Centralia and enjoyed the picture "Carolina" at the Illinois. Returning later, they met their husbands at the home of Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD for a delicious chicken dinner.
- On Tuesday, Mr. Maurice MAULDING became the proprietor of the Café owned by Mrs. Grace MENDENHALL.
- Mr. William DEIDER of Missouri and Miss Mildred WILSON of this city, surprised their many friends by motoring to St. Louis on Feb. 22 and being united in marriage. They returned the same evening, but it wasnt until Wednesday of this week at a family dinner in the WILSON home, that the wedding was announced. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis WILSON of this city. She has been employed as extra operator for the Bell Telephone Co. for the past few years, also has a dental assistant to Dr. LEWIS. Mr. DEIDER has been a resident of Farina for the past 2 years and is a farmer. The couple will be at home after March 1st on a farm near St. James.
- David Dennis DIVINE of Meacham twp. died Tuesday. After watering the stock at 9:30 a.m., he came to the house and sat down in the chair saying he felt badly. His wife had him lay down, she being with him when he died a few minutes later. Mr. DIVINE was 79 years, 6 months, and 27 days of age, and died of apoplexy. Services will be held at Brown Church with interment in Phillips Cemetery.
- Six inches of snow fell Saturday and Sunday with high winds following. On Monday night, the mercury fell so low that it almost knocked the bottom out of the thermometers. Tuesday morning found the readings from 9 below to 17 below with the official reading at 12 below the zero mark.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Jim McNICOL and daughters, Mildred and Bobby Jean, and Bert GARRETT helped Carroll GARRETT butcher last Friday.
- North Fork: Cleda and Jack GARRETT spent Saturday evening at Dow GREENs.
- North Fork: Bill GARRETT spent Tuesday with his grandparents, Willie GARRETTs.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT moved Wednesday from the Mack ROBB place to the Willis CHANCE place, near Zion Church.
- Swift: A few neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. ROBB gathered at their home Saturday to help them celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. A nice supper was served after which card playing and visiting were enjoyed.
- Swift: Selby GARRETT and wife, Peck CONANT and family, and Kenneth ROBB spent Tuesday with Mrs. Valinda CONANT and helped celebrate her (?) birthday anniversary.
- Meadow Branch: Feb. 17 being the 25th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS, several of their friends helped them celebrate the occasion with a potluck dinner on the 18th.
- Mr. and Mrs. Harry HOWELL in Farina celebrated their silver wedding anniversary.
- Mr. and Mrs. Carlos TONY of Christopher have a daughter born Feb. 23. The mother was formerly Miss Erna QUICK, who has visited her aunts in Kinmundy, Miss Pauline HILLER and Mrs. B.J. ROTAN.
- A social was given in the Christian Sunday School Class on Feb. 21, in honor of Rev. Lloyd LOVELLs 45th birthday.
March 8, 1934:
- Feb. 17 being 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. BAYLISS, they invited their friends to celebrate on the 18th. Members of the Christian Church were invited out for a covered dinner and many others would have gone but for the bad weather.
- A lifelong resident of Casey vicinity, Jonathan E. WALLS, died Monday after a weeks illness of heart disease. He was born in 1863 in Johnson twp., and for the past 4 years has been a prominent citizen and businessman of Casey. Services were held at the apartment with interment in Casey Cemetery. Mr. WALLS was a resident and businessman in Kinmundy several years ago.
- Mr. and Mrs. Marshall SPENCER received word last week of the death of Mr. D.A. WOOD, who died in Trezevant, Tenn. on Feb. 24th. Services and interment were made there. Mr. WOOD lived with his family for several years on the HULTS farm now occupied by the BREMMER family.
- Sunday noon, Ted LEE, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. LEE, was caught in the attempt of breaking into the A.J. JACKSON store. He was taken to Salem Sunday afternoon. States Attorney HOLT dismissed the criminal charges against him and he was arraigned before County Judge FINN and sent to the state hospitals for epileptics at Dixon, Ill. Ted has been suffering with epilepsy for some time and the authorities are of the opinion that his commitment to this hospital will be a great help to him. And we commend them for their opinion.
- Green Ridge: Claude "Tub" WILLIAMS of Alma, and Miss Nellie CHANDLER were married March 26. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy CHANDLER, and the groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy WILLIAMS. The couple will make their home on the "Peck" CONANT farm.
- Mrs. A.J. YOUNG received a message Saturday morning announcing the death of her aunt, Mrs. Nannie BALLARD, at her home in Anna, Ill. Services were held at the Baptist Church in Anna.
- Meacham: Mr. Robert MAXEY called on Mr. C.P. BALKE Sunday. Mr. BALKE was able to walk out into the living room, and sit for awhile for the first time in 18 weeks.
- Meadow Branch: Wes ROBB called on Milton BAYLIS Tuesday evening.
- East Zion: Virgil LIVESAY and family, Francis NEILSON, William JONES and wife, and Elmer FRIZZELL and family spent Sunday with Frank GARRETT and family.
- O.E. JAMES of Salem announces his candidacy for the Office of Representatives in Congress from the 23rd District on the Republican ticket at the primary which will be held on Apr. 10, 1934. He was born 2 ½ miles northeast of Salem on July 9, 1879. His parents, Joshua L. JAMES and Sophia E. WNOROWSKI, now reside in Salem. "Gus" as Mr. JAMES is more familiarly known, received his education at the district schools in Stevenson twp., and Salem schools, and graduated from Salem H.S. in 1897. He attended Austin College at Effingham, Eastern Illinois State Normal School at Charleston, and Southern Illinois Teachers College at Carbondale. He taught in several of the area country district schools, and as Assistant Postmaster in Salem; Deputy Circuit Clerk of Marion Co., Assistant Cashier at Salem State Bank, and been State Bank Examiner for the State of Illinois for 13 years. He married Mrs. Esther H. KAUFMAN, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mose HOFFMAN of Centralia, on Aug. 31, 1929. They reside in Salem. (A picture was included.)
- Mr. and Mrs. Elliott THOMS have a baby boy born March 4 and named William Lester.
- Brown (from last week): The infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. Elno KNAPP of Salem was laid to rest in Parker Cemetery on Monday.
- Brown (from last week): The community was shocked to hear of the death of Mrs. Sam SWALLEY of near Omega.
March 15, 1934:
- George Eldon, son of James and Martha FOGLER REESE, was born Aug. 10, 1859 in Wheatland twp., Brownstown, Ill.. He was 1 of a family of 7 children, all of whom are deceased except 1 brother, John, of St. James, Ill. On Aug. 25, 1878 he married Sarah E. ERNEST of Brownstown, Ill., and to this union were born 7 sons and 1 daughter, the daughter passing away at the age of 21 years, leaving a small daughter, Lola, who was cared for by her grandparents until she died in 1913. In 1916, Mr. and Mrs. REESE took into their home a foster daughter, Helen, now Mrs. A.G. ALEXANDER, who has been a true daughter and the pride of the home in their declining years. The sons: James W., Francis M., Chas. E., Samuel H., Jesse G., Otto V., and Ben T., along with his wife, survive, as well as 22 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. On Aug. 25, 1928, Mr. and Mrs. REESE celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. In early manhood he united with the M.E. Church at Arnolds Chapel later transferring his membership to the Christian Church in Kinmundy. He was a successful farmer, leaving the farm in 1919, moving to this city, where he has since resided. For the past few years he had been in failing health, and for a few months had been confined to his bed. Services were held from the home with interment in Sandy Branch Cemetery, with grandsons as pallbearers.
- Merl N. JOHNSON and Miss Bertha WEISS both of Meacham twp., were married March 8 at the M.E. Parsonage of this city. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur WEISS. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John WEISS of Meacham, but is well known here where she has frequently been employed. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover JOHNSTON, also of Meacham, and is a young man of sterling character. The couple will reside on a farm in Meacham twp.
- The residence of Mrs. Susan D. INMAN, located in the east part of town, was completely destroyed by fire Monday evening. The cause of the fire is unknown. Mrs. INMAN was just ready to leave for Salem to visit when the fire was discovered. Most of the contents were saved. The insufficient water supply let the fire get such a headway that it was impossible to extinguish it.
- Mrs. Theo MILLER celebrated her 75th birthday on March 11th. Guests arrived with well filled baskets and at the noon hour a bounteous dinner was enjoyed. The table was decorated with birthday cakes presented by a daughter, Mrs. Lou KNECHT, and Mrs. Walter MILLER and Miss Beulah DISS. Those enjoying the day with her were: Walter MILLER and family of Stewardson; Mrs. Scott DAVIDSON and son of Odin; Mrs. Dorothy BRADY of Centralia; Mr. and Mrs. MONTGOMERY, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilber SELLARS and daughters of Breese; Mr. and Mrs. Ank GRAY, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. JACKSON and sons, Grover BAILEY and Emery JACKSON, 3 grandsons, George, Donald, and Harold MILLER, all of this city.
- A shadow of gloom was cast over this city Sunday when the sad news was received by Mr. and Mrs. J.C. LEE from the hospital staff at Dixon, Ill., that their son, Theodore, was in a very critical condition, with little chance of recovery. It was only a few days prior to this that "Ted" had been taken to this hospital with the hope that he might recover from the malicious malady from which he had suffered for the past few years. His father and brothers, John and Robert, immediately hastened to his bedside and soon after their arrival, March 12, 1934, he passed away. Theodore Roosevelt, son of J.C. and Stella WILSON LEE, was born July 6, 1912 in Kinmundy, Marion Co., Ill. He was 1 of a family of 5 boys. "Ted" as he was more familiarly known, attended Kinmundy Public Grade Schools and High School. In 1930, he with his parents, went West to make their home and it was while working in Los Angeles that he was stricken with the dreadful affliction that caused his death. Surviving are his parents; 4 brothers, Glenn of the U.S. Navy, now stationed in the Philippine Islands; John of Edgewood; Frank and Robert of this city; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank WILSON; 2 nieces; and 3 nephews. Services were held from the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. George BARBEE received word of the death of her brother, Earl BALDWIN which occurred March 9 at his home in Spokane, Wash. His illness was of long duration. Mr. BALDWIN was at one time a resident of this community, but left here a number of years ago with the family of his father, the late B.E. BARBEE, to make the West their home.
- A few of the local sportsmen have been indulging in the past time of killing a few crows. These birds are not only harmful to game, but they are hard on the farmers corn crop and little chickens. The crows killed so far this season have not been very fat, but Beak MAHAN says that by adding a little grease while stewing, they go pretty good.
- Mr. Merle REESE of Meacham twp., and Miss Eva OUTHOUSE of Omega motored to Patoka on March 8, and were married. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert OUTHOUSE, residing southeast of this city. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. REESE of Meacham twp., and is ambitious young farmer. The couple will make their home on a farm northwest of this city.
- Mrs. V.V. BARCROFT entertained a party of 10 little girls in honor of Miss Bettys 7th birthday Thursday.
- Meacham: Miss Bertha WEISS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John WEISS and Mr. Merle JOHNSON were married March 8 at the M.E. Parsonage in Kinmundy. Mr. and Mrs. Art WEISS were the attendants. Mr. and Mrs. JOHNSON plan to go to housekeeping very soon on the RUSH farm. The young people of the neighborhood gave them a rousing charivari Saturday evening.
- Meadow Branch: Don JACKSON and family are moving to the STONER place which is being vacated by the GOLF family, who are moving to near St. Elmo.
- Meacham: Mrs. Susanna JONES and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul JONES spent Sunday in Kinmundy with Mr. and Mrs. H.K. JONES. Mr. JONES is in poor health, having suffered a paralytic stroke recently.
- Green Ridge: Guests at Frank DOUDERAs Sunday were: Thomas DOUDERA and family, F.L. DOUDERA Jr. and family, Mr. and Mrs. George DOUDERA and son, Bobby, Mr. and Mrs. Ed DOUDERA, Mr. and Mrs. Joe DOUDERA, and Mr. and Ms. Clyde OSBORNE. They helped Mrs. DOUDERA celebrate her 64th birthday.
March 22, 1934:
- Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. C.P. CLINE at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.G. MARTIN, Tulsa, Oklahoma on Feb. 20. Mrs. CLINE, whos maiden name was Maggie CRAIG, was a sister of the late Joseph CRAIG, of this place, and a daughter of Joseph and Margaret CRAIG, who were who were residents of Kinmundy for many years. Maggie and her sister, Mrs. Helen WILSON of Cuba, Ill. were teachers in the public schools here at 1 time. Mrs. CLINE buried her husband only a year ago. They had resided in Chicago for nearly 40 years until, because of failing health, they went to Tulsa to live with their daughter. There Mr. CLINE died within 2 months. Mrs. CLINE suffered a stroke while visiting friends in Oklahoma City. She was laid to rest in Tulsa by her husband. Mrs. CLINE was 1 of a large family of children, all of whom with her father and mother have preceded her in death, except 1 sister, Mrs. Helen WILSON of Cuba, Ill., and 1 brother, Robert CRAIG, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Robert G. MARTIN of Tulsa, and a son, Stanley CLINE of Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Mrs. Lee BARBEE died at the family home in this city on March 20th. She had been ill for the past 6 weeks, and had been cared for by her daughters, Mrs. F.V. DAVIS and Mrs. Earl BARBEE. Evelyn, daughter of Calvin and Jane ARNOLD GARNER, was born in Kinmundy on July 4, 1869. She grew to womanhood in this city, and on Nov. 8, 1886, was married to Mr. Lee BARBEE of this city. They had 3 children, Earl, Cora, and Leona, who along with the husband, survives. She also leaves 3 grandchildren: Mrs. Vivienne TUCKER, Mrs. Dorothy DIAL and Miss Jerry DAVIS; 1 brother, Mr. J.B. GARNER of this city; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ella WILLIAMS and Mrs. Nellie EAGAN of Alma, and Mrs. Belle BARBEE of this city. Services were held from the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Miss Norma MILLER was hostess to a number of little girl friends Friday afternoon in honor of her 7th birthday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Byron BARBEE were called to Champaign last Thursday night on account of the serious accident of Mrs. BARBEEs brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Roy DABNEY, who were enroute to their home in Tolono from Decatur. They had passed a truck and in getting back on the right side of the road, lost control of the car and hit a concrete buttment, driving the engine into the front seat. They were taken to Burnham Hospital in Champaign. Mr. DABNEY is employed at Tolono as an operator for the I.C.
- March 16, being little Miss SPURLINs 7th birthday, her mother entertained a party of 8 little girls Saturday. They had a delightful time playing games, and prizes were won by Betty BARCROFT, Virginia KEEN, and Norma MILLER.
- Mrs. Sarah REESE is reported to be seriously ill. She has been in poor health for the past several years, but since the death of her husband a few days ago, she has had a relapse.
- Mrs. B.F. LOWE, better known as aunt Sis, has finally made her mark in the world and really holds a record, according to a broadcast coming over WLS yesterday. According to WLS, she holds the record for traveling the greatest distance to see any of the WLS stars. She traveled from Kinmundy to Memphis, Tenn., a few weeks ago to witness these stars and also to visit her granddaughter. Aunt Sis says she is undecided now, that she is on the radio, whether to take up crooning or yodeling and now the neighbors are worrying too. They say they are perfectly satisfied just with her record.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB and daughter, Mildred, and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS and daughter, Lorraine, were shopping in Salem Saturday.
- Meacham: Saturday evening about 60 neighbors and friends gathered at the home of Mr. John WEISS to give Mr. and Mrs. Merle JOHNSTON a shower. A good time was enjoyed in conversation and then refreshments of cake, sandwiches, pickles, and coffee were served.
- Girl classmates of the 7th and 8th grades assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. JACKSON Saturday to celebrate the birthdays of Betty FLEMING and Alberta JOHNSON.
- About 35 friends walked in at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. ROBB Wednesday with well filled baskets to help Mrs. ROBB celebrate her birthday. A birthday cake with 45 candles was baked by Miss Ida SANDLER. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Thurman ROBB and family, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond SWIFT and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank JONES and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. SANDLER and family, Mr. and Mrs. Mack ROBB and son, Kenneth, Mr. and Mrs. Ren WAINSCOTT and daughter, Helen, Miss Lucille GARRETT, Raymond ATKINS, and Mrs. Kate ATCHISON of Decatur.
- Miss Florence DOOLEN of Salem was here over the weekend at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. ROBB.
March 29, 1934:
- A Tribute was made to the life of Mrs. Evelyn BARBEE who died March 20, 1934.
- Sarah Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Orlando and Samantha ERNEST, was born in Wheatland twp., Brownstown, Ill. on March 7, 1861. She was left motherless at the age of 1 month, and was taken into the home of her aunt, Martha BOAZ, who cared for her until she was taken into the home of Abe WORKMAN, where she grew to womanhood. On Aug. 25, 1878 she married George E. REESE of Brownstown, and to this union was born 7 sons and 1 daughter, the daughter passing away at the age of 21 years leaving a small daughter, Lola, who was cared for in the home of her grandparents until she died in 1913. In 1916, Mr. and Mrs. REESE took into their home a foster daughter, Helen, now Mrs. A.G. ALEXANDER. The sons, James W., Francis M., Chas. E., Samuel H., Jessie G., Otto V., and Ben T. are left; as well as 1 sister, Mary JONES of Patoka; 1 half-brother, Charley ERNEST of Altamont; 22 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. On Aug. 23, 1923 Mr. and Mrs. REESE celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary. In early womanhood, Mrs. REESE united with the M.E. Church at Arnolds Chapel, later transferring her membership to the Christian Church at Kinmundy. For the past few years she has been in failing health, but was confined to her bed but 1 week. She died March 24, 1934. Services were held from the home with interment in Sandy Branch Cemetery.
- Last evening a group of 20 friends gathered for a surprise party at the home of Walter B. PRUETT to help him celebrate.
- Dorothy Mern, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis BAKER of Salem, but former residents of this city, died Monday at the family home after several weeks illness with mastoid infection and inflamatory rheumatism. Services were held from the Baptist Church in Salem with interment in the Salem Cemetery.
- Mrs. Lee HAWORTH died at her home in Flora, Ill. Wednesday after a lingering illness. Services will be held Friday after which the funeral party will motor to Kinmundy. Brief services will be held and the casket opened at the grave at Evergreen Cemetery.
- A Kindergarten class opened here Wednesday. The government has approved Kindergarten projects for Marion county and they were started Wednesday in Centralia, Central City, Odin, Salem, and Kinmundy. Miss Inez FOSTER, of near Brubaker, was selected as teacher for the Kindergarten. Children 4-5 are eligible to enroll. 9-11 a.m. will be the time for 4 year olds, and 1:30-3:30 p.m. for 5 year olds. About 25 children have enrolled here.
- Mr. and Mrs. J.C. McCARTY have announced the marriage of their daughter, Velva, to Mr. Ralph PETIT of Harvey, the wedding being performed at Geneva, Ill. She was a student of Kinmundy H.S., and a graduate of Thornton H.S. with the class of 33. Mr. PETIT is employed as Asst. Manager of Consumers at Homewood, Ill., and was a member of the Championship team of the Chicago American Basketball Tournament in 1933. The couple will reside in Harvey.
- Miss Berniece HEYDUCK, who left for her new home in Hardin, Montana, Wednesday, entertained a number of friends at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam BUNDY. She came to Kinmundy from Centralia a little more than a year ago.
- Swift: Little Leah WILLIAMS had the misfortune of turning a tea kettle of boiling water on her leg, receiving a bad burn.
- Meadow Branch: Harold ROBB and John W. McCULLEY called on Boy MARSHALL Sunday.
- Meadow Branch: Mildred ROBB spent Sunday with Darlene COLE.
- East Zion: The community was saddened to hear of the death of Aunt Sarah REESE.
- North Fork: Charles LOWE, Sr., Bert GARRETT and family, and S.E. LOWE and family spent Sunday P.M. at Win HEADLEYs.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BASSETT and daughter, Evelyn, spent last Thursday with Willie GARRETT and wife.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT visited at Willie GARRETTs Sunday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Glenn DAVIS were called to Neoga Tuesday by the death of Mr. DAVIS father, Mr. J.W. DAVIS, who died that morning at the age of 63 years. The funeral was held in that city.
- Mrs. C.E. WHEAT was called to Tuscola recently to help care for her mother, who was critically ill. Her mother died Thursday with the funeral held there.
- Mr. and Mrs. S.E. HEYDUCK and daughter, Miss Bernice, left Wednesday for Hardin, Montana, where they will make their future home. They will be located near Mrs. HEYDUCKs brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Bob SUNDERS.
April 5, 1934:
- The marriage of John McCLURE and Miss Marjorie LEMAY on Oct. 11, 1933 was announced Sunday. The couple motored to Washington, Ind., where a marriage license was obtained, then going to Wheatland, Ind., where they were united in marriage. Mrs. McCLURE is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred LEMAY, residing west of town, and Mr. McCLURE is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. McCLURE of Kinmundy. They left Sunday for Chicago, where they expect to make their home.
- Mr. G.M. NIRIDER of Decatur, formerly of this city, underwent an operation for hernia in the Decatur-Macon Hospital last Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. E.E. BROWN report him as getting along in dandy shape.
- Mrs. E.O. ZIMMER entertained 10 little girls last Friday afternoon in honor of her daughter Arlenes 5th birthday. Perhaps the most thrilling feature of the afternoon was an Easter Egg Hunt in which Miss Norma MILLER was prize winner. In a contest, Miss Kathleen BROWN won the prize.
- On Easter Sunday, the children and grandchildren of Mr. Frank COX, together with other near relatives, gathered at his home with well filled baskets to remind him of his 77th birthday. Those enjoying this happy occasion were: Mr. and Mrs. L.E. GREEN, L.E. Jr. and Madeline, Mr. and Mrs. Orville SCHRADER of Vernon; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur BOUSMAN of Centralia; Mr. and Mrs. G.A. NEAVILL, Mr. and Mrs. J.O. COX, Stella COX, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. EAGAN and Miss Pearl ALVIS of Kinmundy.
- "Don" PARRISH was quite surprised Tuesday when he came home from town and found 23 of his friends there ready to help him celebrate his birthday. He was presented with a cigarette case and lighter combination. The evening was enjoyably spent in dancing, followed by refreshments of sandwiches, cake, and lemonade. Those present were: Babe MAULDING, Lucille GARRETT, Lucille LUCAS, Ora ARNOLD, Jocelyn MULVANY, Elizabeth ARNOLD, Helen WAINSCOTT, Vera BASSETT, Helen GARRETT, Harriett BROWN, Lila WILLIAMS, Richard SCHWABE, "Doc" GAMMON, John BOYD, Marion BARBEE, Charles GRAY, Robert LEE, Lenard LEWIN, Arno SMITH, Pill LUX, Wes MORGAN, Maurice MAULDING, and Lowell BURKETT.
- Mr. E.E. BROWN, better known as "Peck" bloomed out Monday in a new Chevie truck with a new oil tank mounted on it. He did not say whether it took last years profit to get this or if John D. just made him a present of it. At any rate, it is a keen looking job.
- Mr. E.C. BARGH walked from his home to town Monday for the first time in 6 months. He is much improved in health but is not able to attend to business as yet. After being at the store for awhile, he was taken home in the car.
- Mrs. J.T. HARAHAN, widow of the former president of the Illinois Central Railroad died yesterday at Hong Kong while on a world cruise. She was formerly Mary MALLORY. Mr. HARAHAN, in whose honor the HARAHAN Bridge across the Mississippi in Memphis was named, was killed in a train wreck at Kinmundy, Ill. in 1912 when a passenger train crashed into his private car. They had no children.
- Mrs. Mary MESSER was knocked down Saturday afternoon while crossing the I.C. Tracks by the engine of a northbound freight train. She did not notice the engine until it struck her. She was just approaching the tracks and the engine was moving very slowly. It merely pushed her down clear of the tracks. Several witnessed the accident and went to her assistance but she did not need any assistance and walked home. After reaching home, she summoned Dr. MILLER, but he could not locate any injuries. Mrs. MESSER has been suffering from nervousness for some time and this accident added much pain to the disease.
- On May 3, 1927, Dorothy Merne BAKER was born, and all of her short life was spent in her home in Salem. On March 26, 1934, she passed away. She leaves a father, mother, 1 sister, 2 grandmothers, a grandfather, and 3 uncles. 1 brother preceded her in death some years ago.
- Meacham (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. F.S. HARRIS, and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL called on Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON Sunday evening.
- Meacham (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL called on Mr. and Mrs. C.P. BALKE Wednesday evening.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Carl HEADLEY and babe spent the weekend with the Win HEADLEY and Bert GARRETT families. Mrs. HEADLEY and babe remained for a longer visit.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Carl HEADLEY and babe, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT, and C.I. DOOLEN visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT and family.
- North Fork: Virgil LIVESAY and family and Clyde GARRETT, wife and baby ate Sunday dinner with the Willie GARRETTs.
- North Fork: Clyde GARRETT, Dow GREEN, and Bob GREEN and families visited at Bert GARRETTs Sunday evening.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and Lila were at Dow GREENs Saturday evening.
- Green Ridge: Guests at the H.W. THOMAS home Sunday helped Mrs. THOMAS celebrate her 74th birthday were: Mr. and Mrs. F.L. DOUDERA and family, Mr. D.T. McGUIRE and family of Salem, Mr. Archie PURCELL and family of Salem, and Mr. Roy WILLIAMS and family.
- Several of the small children gathered at the home of Clifton GENTRY to help him celebrate his birthday.
- Brown: Mr. Charlie WHITNEYs home caught fire last Thursday night, but the fire was extinguished before much damage was done.
April 12, 1934:
- Frances Adrienne, daughter of John Carrol and Caroline WILLIAMS GUNN, was born Sept. 23, 1852 at Richview, Ill., was married to William Walter NEIL of Kinmundy, Ill. Dec. 24, 1874, and died April 5, 1934, while in St. Anthonys Hospital in Effingham, Ill. Her love of books, music and the drama, made her a most entertaining hostess. She was skilled in the art of elocution, and the work she loved best was as a teacher of this art. Many of her students took first place in dramatic readings. Into the home of Mr. and Mrs. NEIL came a daughter, an only child, Charlotta Adrienne, now Mrs. HEINRICH. On Jan. 10, 1895, a wee baby, a grandson, Xon Harlan, came into the home. Xon was religiously inclined from childhood and it was thru him, Mrs. NEIL united with the M.E. Church.
- On April 6, 1934, John SEITZ, one of the old and respected citizens of this community died at the age of 86 years, 5 months, and 23 years. He was born in Germany on Oct. 14, 1847. His father died in that country, and when but a mere babe his mother brought him to America, landing in New Orleans after a voyage of 40 days. She brought him to Belleville, Ill., where he lived for some time. His mother remarried and he was reared and educated by an aunt in St. Louis, where he spent his boyhood days and grew to young manhood. After attending college, he took up school teaching and was while engaged in this profession that he met Miss Mary STOCK to whom he was married 54 years ago. They had 5 children, and all except 1 daughter, Clara (Mrs. Wm. KAPPES) survive him. She died 16 years ago. After his marriage, he was engaged for some time in the wholesale business in St. Louis. About 41 years ago he moved with his family from St. Louis to the old Jacob STOCK home, northwest of Kinmundy, where he has since resided. While his children were yet quite small, he suffered the loss of his wife. He has been in failing health for several years. He has been cared for in his declining years by his youngest son, John, who was ever faithful to him and remained with him in the old homestead. Those left to mourn their loss are 3 sons and 1 daughter, namely: Harry of Chicago; Jacob of Anna; John at home; and Miss Della of Chicago. He also leaves 2 granddaughters, Miss Mary KAPPES and Mrs. Irine KIRBY, both of Champaign; 1 half-brother, Henry BERBLINGER, and 1 half-sister, Mrs. Bertha BARMAN, both of Chicago. He was a member of St. Philomenas Church of Kinmundy, where services were held. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Swift: Selby GARRETT and wife, Mack ROBB and wife, and Sam LOWE, wife and son, spent Saturday evening at the Ren WAINSCOTT home.
- Mrs. Charles BURKETT tells of her trip of visiting for several days with friends and relatives.
- From the Vandalia Leader: More than 50 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. John WEBB were married. At the time a slice of their wedding cake was carefully wrapped and tucked away. One day last week, Mrs. WEBB, in straightening up articles in the attic, found the piece of cake which graced an important place on the center of the table on the day she and the genial judge were married. The cake, according to the judge, had retained its beauty and flavor, in other words was in a splendid state of preservation. Also found was a lot of books, papers and a notice which had been sent to Mr. WEBB notifying our veteran attorney and fellow townsman that he had successfully passed the bar examination dated Jan. 19, 1881.
April 19, 1934:
Wedding Bells; CALDWELL-GARRETT; The many friends of Mr. Paul CALDWELL of Zion Prairie and Miss Rada GARRETT of Sandy Branch vicinity, will be surprised to learn of their marriage, which occurred Saturday, March 24, in Clay City, Ill. Rev. WILLIS, pastor of the M.E. Church, South, performed the ceremony. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Loren CALDWELL, brother and sister-in-law of the groom, of Vandalia. Mrs. CALDWELL is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT, residing west of this city, and a very popular young lady. She was graduated from Kinmundy High School and has since attended S.I.N.U. at Carbondale. She has been following the teaching profession, at present completing a successful term at Oak Grove school, near Alma. Mr. CALDWELL is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar CALDWELL, of Zion community, and an energetic man of sterling qualities. He is at present employed in Vandalia. The Express joins their many friends in extending heartiest congratulations.
- Arising as usual Saturday morning, April 14, and while his wife was preparing breakfast, Mr. Noah MARLOW, residing 2½ miles southeast of this city, went to the barn to do his chores. After getting breakfast started, Mrs. MARLOW went to help with the milking. Upon arriving at the barn, she did not see her husband and called to him. There was no answer. She began to look about and happened to glance in the hay loft and there he was hanging. She did not feel equal to the task of cutting him down and called for help. Soon the neighbors arrived and Dr. MILLER was summoned, but Mr. MARLOW was dead. He left no note and it is still a mystery as to his motive. He was in town just the day before and was just as jolly as ever. It sure was a shock to the whole community. During the past year he had been a victim of great mental depression at times, but with the counsel and advice of his loving wife and fond son, Monroe, he struggled bravely against his great worry, trying hard to be his own jolly self, but grief over the recent passing of relatives augmented his trouble, his worries became more incessant, finally overwhelming his mental faculties. Noah, son of Thomas Monroe and Adelia MARLOW, was born Nov. 17, 1891, on a farm near Omega, Ill. attending public school and Sunday School in that small village. His father died when Noah was 17 years of age, and he was the eldest son of a large family, he willingly accepted the great responsibility of helping his mother manage the farm and rear the younger brothers and sisters. He joined the Presbyterian church at the age of 18 years. On Jan. 14, 1914, he married Miss Anna ENGELBRECHT of Kinmundy, and they had 1 son, Monroe. Sonny, as he was lovingly called, has been a gleam of light and gladness, not only to his parents, but also to his mothers sisters where he has made his home the past 5 years while attending school at Champaign. Mrs. MARLOW has taught school all the years of their married life excepting 3. Besides his father, 4 sisters have preceded him in death. His mother, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers still survive: Mrs. Minnie CHEELEY, Donald and Douglas MARLOW of Omega; Herschel MARLOW of Bloomington; Mrs. Velva KENNEDY, of Sandoval; Mrs. Luana BAILEY of Chicago; and Mrs. Agnes LAUGHMAN of Wayne, Mich. Services were held from the M.E. Church in this city with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. Elizabeth Neavill BASSETT Dies Suddenly: Mrs. Elizabeth Neavill BASSETT, wife of Lafayette BASSETT, died sometime Saturday night from heart trouble, at her home in Foster Township. She complained of not feeling well Saturday evening and lay down on the bed. After awhile Mr. BASSETT went on to bed and as she seemed to be resting, he left her lying on the day bed. Sunday morning when he arose she was dead. The body was brought here Monday to the home of her son, James Neavill, where it lay in state until Tuesday.
OBITUARY: Sunday morning, the many neighbors and friends of Mrs. Lafayette BASSETT were sorely grieved to learn of her sudden passing during the night. Having attended to her household duties, she lay down for a short while and was then called to her eternal rest by our Heavenly Father, Who doeth all things well. Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Jerry and Mary Venica BISSONETT, was born in Kankakee, Ill., December 30, 1855. She was one of a family of eleven children, all having preceded her in death but three brothers, Frank, of Kinmundy; Dan, of Brownstown; Jim, of Florida. When but a small child, she came to Kinmundy to make her home and it was here on April 21, 1881, that she was united in marriage to Charles M. NEAVILL, and he took his young bride to her new home in the southwest part of this city, and this remained their home until his passing on November 11, 1920. To this union came five sons and one daughter; Jim, of Kinmundy; Samuel J. of Long Beach, Cal.; John W. of Granite City, Ill.; Thos. D. of Ferguson, Mo.; Kittie M. WATKINS, of Los Angeles, Cal.; William R. of Palatka, Fla. Having been reared in a Christian home, she early gave her heart to God and united with the Presbyterian Church in Kinmundy, and was, indeed, a loyal and faithful member, assisting in the work of her church in all ways possible. On May 27, 1931, she became the wife of Lafayette BASSETT, and went to make her home with him on a farm eight miles west of here, and he with the children are left to mourn the loss of a dear companion and mother. Hers was a rich, happy life and her devotion to her family and home was her great pleasure. To them she has left a legacy of memories that cannot be taken from them. She leaves also to mourn three grandchildren, Burdette and Charles NEAVILLS and Betty Elizabeth WATKINS. The funeral services were held from the M.E. Church Tuesday morning at 10:30 oclock, Rev. L.V. LOVELL, officiating, Rev. F.C. MERY assisting. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. Mary ROWAN WEISS, who died at her home in Virginia, Ill., Thursday, was the widow of the late Wilson T. WEISS, a former resident of Brighton. She was a teacher in Marion county, Ill., and a member of the First Methodist Church in Alton. For a number of years she lived in the Upper Alton vicinity. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Grace WEISS SMITH of Springfield; 1 sister, Miss Nannie ROWAN of Virginia; 2 brothers, Robert ROWAN of Kinmundy, and John ROWAN of Virginia; also a grandson, Kenneth L. SMITH of Springfield. Services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Virginia with interment in Brighton Cemetery.
- David M. BISONETTE died at the home of a brother, Dan BISONETTE at Brownstown on Saturday following an illness of 5 days of congestion of the bowels. The remains were taken to Sparta and funeral held at WALKER Undertaking Parlors with interment in Caledonia Cemetery. Mr. BISONETTE, with his brothers, Dan and Frank, was engaged in sinking mine shafts in Southern Illinois and Northern Kentucky for a number of years. He assisted in the sinking the west mine and east mine at Coulterville and old no. 4 at Sparta. He was also an inventor of considerable ability. He was born in Kinmundy on Feb. 7, 1867, and was twice married, the second time to Miss Florence WISELY of Coulterville, at Harrisburg on Dec. 17, 1903. He lived in Coulterville since 1901 until about 3 months ago when he went to make his home with his brother. Besides his widow he is survived by one son, George BISONETTE, of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; 3 daughters, Mrs. W.J. FESSLER of Detroit, Mrs. Leon JAMES of Sparta, and Mrs. E.M. EVANS of Greenville; 3 brothers, Dan of Brownstown, Frank of Kinmundy, and James of Tampa, Fla., and 1 sister Mrs. Elizabeth BASSETT of Alma. Surviving also are 4 grandchildren.
- Mitchell LOWE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Webster LOWE, of this city, and Miss Marie SLAGLEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph SLAGLEY, of Alma, surprised their many friends by motoring to Vincennes, Ind. on April 10th, where they were married. The bride is a senior in the Salem High School and it is her intention to finish her schooling before entering her duties of housekeeping. The groom is at present employed in his grandfathers store. The couple is making their home for the present with the grooms parents.
- Mr. Harvey HANNA, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. HANNA of this city, and Miss Valeria KEEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.D. KEEN, of Champaign, Ill. were married in Vandalia on April 14th. They are now at home on a farm, north of town.
- Since the arrival Sunday afternoon of Lela Mae and Lila Fae, each weighing 7 lbs., you can hardly find Bill DOOLEN in his barber shop. And all grandpa DOOLEN can do is strut. The mother and both babes are doing fine.
- Mrs. Minnie LUX was taken to the Mark GREER Hospital in Vandalia Tuesday where she will receive treatment.
- Leroy TELFORD, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. TELFORD, who is attending Medical School in Chicago, is confined to a hospital with diphtheria. He is not in serious condition.
- On June 3, 1933, James Anthony was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred STOCK of Effingham, and he died April 11, 1934. Besides his parents he leaves 1 brother, Frederick, and 1 sister, Deloras. 1 brother, Patrick Joseph, preceded him in death. He also leaves his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John LIKE, and Mrs. Jennie STOCK. Services were held from the Sacred Heart Church in Effingham with interment in the Catholic Cemetery beside his brother. - Young School: Mr. and Mrs. W.E. HARPER were called to Harisburg Sunday by death of Mr. HARPERs brother-in-law.
- The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl LANE was taken to Effingham Clinic Friday with double pneumonia.
- Young School: Mrs. Early LANE and son Paul Eugene, returned Tuesday from Effingham hospital where the baby had been nursed thru a very serious illness.
- The announcement has been received here of the birth of an 8 lb. daughter, Roberta Marie, to Mr. and Mrs. R.C. HILKERT of Chicago on April 7. Mrs. HILKERT was Miss Margaret COUGHLIN, formerly of this city.
- Shanghai: Quite a crowd attended the School Election Saturday night. Forrest DOOLEN was elected to fill a vacancy due to Mr. C.W. HANNAs moving to Kinmundy. Howard DISS was elected to succeed E.H. GRAY.
- Shanghai: Miss Edith SCHAUFELBERGER spent the weekend with Miss Cleda GARRETT.
- Shanghai: Several attended the funeral of Mrs. SEITZ in Kinmundy last Monday.
- The Scholastic Meet is to be held Friday in Centralia. We will be represented by the following:
Spelling: Robert MARSHALL and William COLE
Algebra: Maxine MAHAN and Howard HELM
Geometry: Carl DOOLEN and Orval SPURLIN
Latin: Orval HEICHER and Mildred ROBB
American History: Lucille LUCAS and Walter PRUETT
English: Charles YOUNG and Martha MAXEY
Physics: Roy DOOLEN and John SHAFFER.
- Mr. and Mrs. Orville GORDON have an 8 lb. daughter born April 13th.
- Mr. and Mrs. John FORD of Alma, are the proud parents of a 9 lb. son, born to them Friday, April 13th.
April 26, 1934:
- J.T. MORGAN died Saturday night at Hot Springs, South Dakota after a years illness. Services were held at the Catholic Church with interment in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette, Wyoming. James Thomas MORGAN was born at Kinmundy, Ill. on Dec. 28, 1866. He married Mrs. Katherine McDERMOTT in 1887, and they moved to Gillette, Wyoming in 1890 when the town had only a few scattered residences and Gillette was the end of the railroad. He worked for Burlington for several years. He participated in the gold rush to Alaska in 1898, returning to Gillette the following year and purchased a store from A.J. SPENCER, John T. DALYs store being the only other mercantile establishment in the town at that time. He operated a general merchandise store until 10 years ago when he sold his stock and leased the building. Upon the death of his son, Ben, in 1918, he took over the active management of the Rex Theatre which had been owned by his son, and was proprietor and manager of the theatre until the past few months when his health no longer permitted him to follow his business. He is survived by his widow; 3 daughters, Mrs. D.B. AUSTIN of Iowa; Mrs. Charles WILLIAMS and Mrs. J.F. CATES of Gillette; 2 sisters, Mrs. Betty NICHOLS of Kinmundy, Ill.; and Mrs. A.S. FRENCH of Gillette; 5 brothers, George and Nathan of Oklahoma City, Okla.; John of Mount Rose, Colo.; and Wes and Eli of Kinmundy, Ill.; 14 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
- Mrs. Harry EAGAN entertained 9 little girls Saturday afternoon in honor of her daughter, Eileens 6th birthday.
- Mr. R.C. ROHRBOUGH, who has been quite ill for the past 2 months with pneumonia, was taken to Centralia hospital Monday where he underwent an operation and a drain placed in his lung. He is reported as improving nicely.
- Mr. and Mrs. B.L. FURRY are moving from Salem to Kinmundy. Mr. FURRY has been operating a printing shop there for the past 2 years. His health is failing him and so they are moving back to their place in the south part of town. He will operate his shop in his home. Mrs. FURRY and son will remain in Salem until the close of school. Mr. FURRY is making his home with his mother-in-law, Mrs. Sarah BROWN.
- The merchants of Kinmundy will give a free talking picture on the streets Monday evening. Everyone is invited to attend. Just what the picture will be, we cant say, but we hope it will be a good one. If it is a successful Monday evening, talkies will be given throughout the summer.
- Mr. and Mrs. Frank SMITH of Opdyke, Ill. are parents of an 8 lb. son born April 20 and named John Franklin. The mother is the former Miss Elsie BRUMLEY.
- Meadow Branch: Thurman ROBB and family spent Sunday at the Wes ROBB home.
- Green Ridge: Those who helped Frank DOUDERA Sr. celebrate his 74th birthday were: Thomas DOUDERA and family; F.L. DOUDERA Jr. and family; Mr. George DOUDERA and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ed DOUDERA, Mr. and Mrs. Joe DOUDERA, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde OSBORNE, and Tom GARRETT.
- Omega: The 2 story house of Mr. Chas. SEE caught fire last Friday about 1 p.m. Mr. SEE could not put the fire out himself so he telephoned for help. A number of the neighbors were summoned there and saved some of the furniture but could not extinguish the fire. Mr. and Mrs. SEE are staying with Mr. and Mrs. Donald MARLOW.
- East Zion: The community was saddened by the death of Mrs. Lafe BASSETT.
- Young School: Early LANE and daughter, Phyllis, were in Salem Sunday to attend the funeral of a cousin, 1 of the twin babies of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. COLLIER.
- Young School: At the school election held April 11, Ellis WILKINSON was elected for the full term, and W.E. HARPER to fill the vacancy created by O.R. DISS moving out of the district.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Ed HARRELL called on Mr. and Mrs. C.P. BALKE one evening recently.
- Shanghai: Saturday night about 60 relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey HANNA, and gave them a misc. shower. At a late hour all departed wishing Mr. and Mrs. HANNA years of happy wedded life.
- Sunday being Mrs. Lou JONES birthday, she invited a group of friends to help her celebrate. Those attending were listed.
- Mr. and Mrs. Louie SULLENS motored from Chicago to spend the weekend with Mrs. SULLENS mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
May 3, 1934:
- Harry Harrison CRAYCROFT died suddenly at his home in St. Louis, Mo. on April 25, 1934. He was born in Kinmundy on July 19, 1882, the son of Ben and Ora CRAYCROFT, and married Nellie CHASE of Farina on Dec. 21, 1906. He attended the Methodist Church in Kinmundy until he and Mrs. CRAYCROFT moved to St. Louis. Present with him at the time of his passing was his wife, and a nephew and niece, Montelle and Gertrude CHASE. He was for 15 years a member of the Independent Order of Forresters Court Golden Rod No. 3168. He leaves his wife; a brother, Otto of Sandoval; and a niece, Mrs. Hattie SLOAN of Odin. Services were held at the M.E. Church in Kinmundy with interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. Jesse GEORGE, who is seriously ill, was taken to the Weber Sanitarium in Olney Monday.
- To the people of Kinmundy and vicinity, we most humbly beg your pardon for the disappointment last Monday evening. The merchants were not to blame. It was the other fellow. He contracted with us fair and square to show a picture Monday evening but he failed us. We have not heard from the gentleman either and so all we can say is that there will be no show next Monday evening.
- Mr. Fred BOYD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin BOYD of this city, and Miss Nelda PULLEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byrd PULLEN of Alma, slipped away to Salem Tuesday where they were married by the County Judge S.N. FINN. They were accompanied by Miss Dorothy SLAGLEY of Alma, a close friend of the bride. They are both graduates of our high school, the groom graduating in 1930, and the bride with the class of 1931. They will make their home in this city with the grooms parents until next week when Mr. BOYD will leave for Sioux Falls, S.D. to enter league baseball. Mrs. BOYD will follow in a few weeks.
- Mr. Lester ROBB and Miss Florence NOCHMAN were married in Lansing, Mich. Mr. ROBB went to Lansing a few weeks ago where he obtained employment. Miss NOCHMAN left about 2 weeks later, also to obtain employment. Both the bride and groom are well known in this community, the groom being the son of Mr. R.C. ROBB and the bride the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike NOCHMAN. She is a graduate of our local high school with the Class of 28. They will make their home in Lansing.
- Mr. Robert L. GRAY has rounded out 40 years of service with the Illinois Central System and as a recompense, he has been presented with a Veterans Service Pass or better known as a Lifetime Pass by Mr. L.A. DOWNS, president of the Illinois Central System. The pass is good for both he and Mrs. GRAY.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB and Mildred were Salem visitors Saturday afternoon.
- Wilson School: Dr. LASWELL reports the arrival of a 9½ lb. boy at the home of Marion SHUFELDT and wife on April 26.
- Greenridge: The young people gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude WILLIAMS Saturday evening and spent the while in dancing.
- Omega: James I. CHEELEY died last Friday at his home east of Omega after several weeks illness. Interment in Parker Cemetery.
- Young School: Mrs. Anna MARLOW spent a successful term of school at Young. Several young patrons came with well filled baskets, and a program was given in the afternoon
May 10, 1934:
- Mr. Peter BURKE and Miss Marie COUGHLIN, both of Chicago were married in St. Jocams Catholic Church in Chicago on April 28. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. R.H. HILKERT, brother-in-law and sister of the bride. Mrs. BURKE is the eldest daughter of the late P.H. and Mrs. Ellen COUGHLIN and has made her home in Chicago for a number of years. Mr. BURKE is a native of Bloomington, Ill., and is connected with the Western Railroad Association in Chicago, where the couple will reside.
- Last Saturday, Mr. Dow GREEN, residing west of this city, went to Tamaroa where he underwent a minor operation. He returned home Tuesday and found 18 of his neighbors and 40 head of horses planting corn for him. These thoughtful neighbors plowed, disked, barrowed and planted 20 acres for Mr. GREEN. This was certainly nice of these kind neighbors and we wish to commend them for their thoughtfulness for a neighbor in distress.
- For the first time in the past 18 years, this paper will put on a subscription contest. The reward will be a trip to A Century of Progress for 4 days with all expenses paid. Those not winning a capital prize, will be paid a cash commission for their efforts in getting subscribers for us.
- Messrs. Ingvald SETTEM and Don WILSON of Patoka paid our office a visit. Mr. SETTEM is editor of the Patoka Register, having purchased it last week. Mr. WILSON is the journeyman in the Register office.
- Meadow Branch: Wes ROBB and son, Harold, were in St. Louis Sunday attending a ballgame.
- Green Ridge: Mrs. Ruby SULLENS and pupils of Green Ridge School went on a wiener roast Thursday.
- Miss Florence DOOLEN had for her guests over the weekend Miss Lucille COMBS and Miss Jumabelle CHANCE of Salem.
- Swift: Selby GARRETT, wife, and son, Tom, Pat WILLIAMS and wife, and Mrs. Isabelle ARNOLD were visitors at Marshall WILLIAMS Sunday.
- Lieut. E.M. ARNOLD of San Diego, Cal. arrived Friday to visit Mr. and Mrs. John HOLT and other relatives and left Sunday for Washington, D.C. He is being transferred from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast. His father, Mr. E.M. ARNOLD, of Kimberly, Idaho, accompanied him as far as Kinmundy, where he will visit relatives for some time.
May 17, 1934:
- H.A. WILLIAMS, who following an illness of a few days with double pneumonia, died Tuesday in Ajo, Arizona. The funeral was announced for Thursday with interment in the local cemetery there. Howard Alvin WILLIAMS, son of Alex and Almira TUCKER WILLIAMS, was born Oct. 15, 1884, at Kinmundy, Ill., and died at Ajo on May 1, 1934. Most of his life was spent in Illinois and Minnesota. On Aug. 6, 1923, he married Mrs. Emma MALONE in Kinmundy. He leaves his widow, 2 step-children, Mrs. Alice MORTON, and Neale MALONE; and 1 grandchild, Betty MORTON; also 5 brothers, and 1 sister, in various parts of the country. He went to Ajo in 1929 and worked for the copper company. He was converted about 22 or 23 years ago of age and united with the Christian Church.
- Coach H.A. KAESER took 2 of his highest talented track men to Bridgeport Saturday to compete in the State District Track Meet. The boys competing were "Freck" PRUETT in the broad jump, and Charlie SMITH in the 440 yard dash. Frederick received the gold medal, and SMITH received the Bronze Medal.
- The barn on the B.J. ROTAN farm, 4½ miles west of town, burned last Friday morning. The barn and sheds were burned to the ground. He carried only a small amount of insurance. His tenant, Mr. S.W. GENTRYs loss was total; all of his feed, farm implements and carpenters tools were burned. This is a great loss to Mr. GENTRY.
- May 16th being the 91st birthday of uncle Dave HEADLEY, on Sunday, a number of relatives met there with well filled baskets to help him celebrate in honor of the occasion. He is one of the few Civil War soldiers left. Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Clem DOOLEN and daughter, Ruth; Mr. and Mrs. Everett DOOLEN and daughter, Patsy Dolores (this was also Everetts 31st birthday); Mr. and Mrs. W.M. HEADLEY and family; Mrs. Imogene HEADLEY and son, Dwaine; Mr. and Mrs. Carl HEADLEY and daughter, Donna Arlene; and Mr. and Mrs. David HEADLEY.
- Mr. and Mrs. Cal KLINE received a telegram Sunday morning from their daughter, Garnet (Mrs. Mason CHAMBERS) of South Gate, Calif. stating that their 12 year old daughter was missing. They received another one Monday stating that she had been found drown in a lagoon. Virginia had gone on a picnic with the Camp Fire Girls on Saturday. As soon as she was missing they began to drag the lagoon, and was found on Monday floating on the lagoon.
- Mr. Fred O. GRISSOM received his commission Monday from President Franklin D. ROOSEVELT as postmaster of the local office. In-as-much as he has been acting postmaster for the past nine months, he should make us a good postmaster now.
- Greenridge: Mrs. Icy GARRETT of Kinmundy called on Mrs. Allie THOMAS Thursday.
- Greenridge: Thomas GARRETT called on Harry DOUDERA Sunday.
- Wilson School: Mrs. Ruby VANDEVEER who has been staying a the Marion SHUFELDT home, was called to St. Louis Saturday owing to the serious illness of her son, Hubert, who is a patient in a hospital there.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Caroline LENHART, received a message Monday of the death of her brother-in-law, Clarence CONNI of Paulding, Ohio.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT were callers at the Wes ROBB home Tuesday evening.
- Omega: Word was received here by Roy MILLICAN that Frank MARLOW of Deer Creek, Ill., a former resident of this place, died at his home. The funeral was on Tuesday.
- Elder School: The Pleasant Grove Ladies Aid met with Miss Helen WANTLAND last Wednesday. Quilting was the order of the day. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Clyde HEISTAND, May 23.
May 24, 1934:
- The free movies are attracting large crowds but the audiences can still be larger. These shows are being sponsored by the merchants of this city, and everyone is invited to come out and see them. They are given every Monday evening. Do your trading and see the show.
- Mr. Dolph HAMMER, truck driver for the firm of F.A. PRUETT & Sons of this city, had a narrow escape with his life Saturday in Centralia. He had 100 cases of eggs on his truck. He had crossed the I.C. Tracks, in fact, he was almost on them, when he noticed a string of cars coming upon him. He could not stop the truck in time and the cars struck him. The cars were moving slowly. The truck was turned over and pushed along the tracks. The cab of the truck was smashed in but after it was all over, Dolph crawled out unharmed. The eggs were taken to the Centralia branch house and repacked. 89½ cases were repacked which speaks well for the system which this firm has for packing their eggs. Needless to say, everybody was glad Mr. HAMMER escaped uninjured.
- All dogs in the city of Kinmundy must be closely penned, tied or muzzled. All dogs running loose will be shot and if the owners can be ascertained, they will be prosecuted according to the law. The dog quarantine is being placed on all dogs in the city and township due to the fact that hot weather is approaching, and also there has been 1 mad dog reported.
- Etta GREENE died at her home in Kinmundy on May 19, 1934 at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 4 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John POWERS, who came west from Hartford, Conn., many years ago, settling in Marion Co., Ill. She was born at Lovells Prairie, Ill., and was married to Clem GREENE on Sept. 4, 1875. Mr. GREENE preceded her in death 13 years ago. They had 4 children: Seward of Salem; Morton of Decatur; Edmund of Sullivan; and Gertie WILLIAMS of Union Pier, Mich. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 1 sister, Mrs. Josie JONES of Kinmundy; 1 brother, Stephen POWERS of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. GREENE united with the Christian Church many years ago. Services were held from the Christian Church with interment in Phillips Cemetery.
- The Playground-Ball League composed of 6 teams, and sponsored by 6 of the leading merchants, will open play on May 29 at the School grounds. The schedule calls for 2 games every Tuesday and Thursday. A split season of 7 weeks each will be played. Officers of the league are: H.A. KAESER, Pres.; Rex GAMMON, Vice Pres.; Harry L. BOYD, Sec.-Treas. The rosters of the clubs are:
GRISSOMs HARDWARE: Pid GARRETT, Ted LOWE, H.A. KAESER, Orville SPURLIN, John BOYD, W.B. PRUETT, James HOGA; C. HANSON, Art BOYD, Jr., Gordon B. LINTON, and B. SWIFT.
MAHAN & MOTCH: W.W. LOWE, Bill DOOLEN, Wes MORGAN, Harry BOYD, Fred GAMMON, Arno SPURLIN, A. BLACKBURN, D. HAMMER, L. WANTLAND, A.L. VALLOW, W. PIGG, and L. SPURLIN.
RED CROWN: V.V. BARCROFT, Ronald LACEY, A.H. MILLER, Fred BOYD, R. SHAFFER, Len LEWIN, A. BROWN, C. PRUETT, R. INGRAM, R. ATKINS, F. JONES, and H. HEISTAND.
MAUDLINGs Café: John ROBB, Sr., O.L. SCHWABE, R. LEE, H. ROBB, N. MERY, M. BARBEE, J. PIGG, D. MULVANEY, E. QUICK, X. SCHOOLEY, R. LUX, C. KEEN AND R. WILLIAMS.
White Star Super Service: D. ALEXANDER, L. KLINE, A. SMITH, R. GAMMON, R. LACEY, L. JOHNSON, C.W. YOUNG, Chas. PRUETT, Joe SLOVICK, R. SCHWABE, J.R. ROBB, E. SCHWABE.
ZIMMERs Café: Geo H. BARGH, L. HOWELL, John PUFFER, F. PRUETT, Chas. GRAY, C. LEMAY, M. HAMMER, O. SCHMIDT, B. PIPER, C. ANDREWS, W. COLE and P. PUFFER.
Umpiring Staff: Ed WORMLEY and R.J. ANDREWS.
- Mr. and Mrs. J.C. LEE received a letter from their son, Glenn of the U.S. Navy this week. The letter was written from Klobe, Japan, and was the first letter from Glenn in quite some time and was in acknowledgment of the letter sent to him announcing the death of his brother, Ted.
- Green Ridge: Sunday night callers at Frank DOUDERAs were: Mr. George DOUDERA and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde OSBORNE, Mr. F.L. DOUDERA and family, and Thomas GARRETT. Ice cream and cake were enjoyed.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Pearl LENHART and little grandson, Bobby JOHNSON, and Mrs. Lois BAYLIS visited Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB, Mrs. Vera McCULLEY and Dorothy were Centralia visitors last Thursday.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL and Mr. and Mrs. E.C. DILLON called on Mr. and Mrs. C.P. BALKE Tuesday evening.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. "Pid" BASSETT are the proud parents of a 7½ lb. baby daughter.
- North Fork: Mrs. Pearl LENHART spent one day last week with her daughter, Mrs. Clyde GARRETT.
- North Fork: Mrs. Willie GARRETT and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and babe spent Saturday p.m. at Clyde BASSETTs seeing the new girl who made her arrival early Saturday morning.
- North Fork: Carl HEADLEY and family visited Sunday at Bert GARRETTs. Clyde GARRETT, wife, and babe were Sunday afternoon callers.
- North Fork: Raymond and Irma MOELLER and Cleda GARRETT attended a wedding at St. Paul Saturday.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. P.F. HANDLER of Minneapolis, Minn. had a daughter born May 20, and named Linda Gay. The mother was formerly Miss Millie MOTCH of this city.
- Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BASSETT are rejoicing over the arrival of a 7½ lb. daughter, Saturday morning, May 19th.
May 31, 1934:
- Seward GREENE of Salem in evading a collision with R.M. BINGAMAN, upset his car Sunday on the hard road at the city park corner. Mr. BINGAMAN started across the road and did not notice SEWARD coming. Seward turned his car quickly which upset it. The car was wrecked to some extent. The occupants in Mr. GREENEs car, Mrs. GREENE and her mother, were bruised some and had minor cuts from the glass. It was a model T Ford.
- Mrs. O.E. GARRETT entertained at dinner Thursday evening in honor of their daughter, Miss Helen, 11 of her girl friends. A delicious 3 course dinner was served. After dinner, the party repaired to the Gym and enjoyed together the Commencement program.
- Misses Ella JACKSON and Alpha MAULDING have taken up bicycle riding in order to keep up that school girl complexion. In mastering their fete, they boast of many scars. Ella has reached the place where she can ride fairly straight, that is, if a telephone pole does not jump out in front of her, while Babe is half way in the notion of taking up trapeze performing.
- The Class of 1924 held their 10th reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar JONES Tuesday. The following members of the class were present with their families: Eugene KLINE of St. Joseph, Mo.; Paul WATSON of Alma; Mrs. Thelma BOYD HAWKINS of Olney; Mrs. Mary Esther WILLIAMS JONES of Kinmundy; Miss Helen DICKENS of Aurora; Carroll JONES of Kinmundy; and Miss Alice FRENCH of Kinmundy.
- Mr. Will MILLER of Kinmundy and Mrs. Annie CROWDER of Patoka surprised their friends last Thursday when they slipped away to Vandalia and were married. But the news soon leaked out and a charivari was in order.
- Rev. O.H. CROSS and Miss Nora Leona ANGLEN, both of Salem, were married a the home of Rev. R.T. PAGE in Kinmundy on May 29th. Rev. CROSS is the pastor of the Church of God in Salem. They will make their home in Salem.
- The LASWELL yearly family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.B. NELMS on Sunday. A sumptuous dinner was served at 1 oclock. Those present were: Dr. and Mrs. S.L. LASWELL; Mr. and Mrs. W.L. McWILLIAMS and family, Mr. and Mrs. A.E. EGELSTON and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill WILLIAMS and son, all of Alma; Dr. and Mrs. J.L. LASWELL and family of Decatur; Mrs. Lucy HOLTSLAW, and Miss Millie DOWNING of Farina.
- The Truth Exaggerated: The Centralia Sentinel carried the headlines last Friday "David HEADLEY Dies." An account of the celebration of this 91st birthday followed and ended by saying that "Mr. HEADLEY was enjoying the best of health. You will remember that Mark TWAIN was once reported dead when he was still very much alive. Mr. HEADLEY is very much alive and the truth was exaggerated.
- Mr. and Mrs. Lester VanSCYOC have a 9½ lb. baby son born May 25.
- Decoration Day was observed at Evergreen Cemetery yesterday with a much larger crowd in attendance than was expected.
- Wilson School: On last Wednesday, 45 relatives and friends gathered at the home of Chester CLINE and gave him a complete surprise in honor of his 40th birthday. He had gone to the home of a neighbor on business and upon his return, found the crowd awaiting him. At a late hour, refreshments of cake, sandwiches, pickles, coffee and cocoa were served. All departed wishing "Check" many happy returns.
- Wilson School: Miss Mildred KLEISS entertained 7 of her young friends in her home Sunday in honor of her 20th birthday. Ice cream and cake were served by her mother assisted by her sister, Miss Helen.
- North Fork: Miss Irene LIVESAY has been visiting her grandparents, the Willie GARRETTs.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Orie ARNOLD accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Glenn JOHNSON to St. Louis Sunday to visit the latters baby son, who is receiving treatment in a hospital there.
- North Fork: Clyde GARRETT, wife and baby visited Sunday with her parents.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT spent Sunday at Bert GARRETTs.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Dow GREEN and Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT were visitors in Tamaroa last Wednesday.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. C.H. HOWELL entertained to dinner Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Fred PURVIS, Frank PURVIS, Mr. and Mrs. Robert LOCKHART of Odin; Mrs. Amanda BROWN and granddaughter, Eileen LACEY of Kinmundy, and Mr. and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS and family. The occasion was in honor of Mrs. PURVIS birthday.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS received word today of the drowning of an uncle, Mr. Fred REINDL in California. The body was washed into the ocean and not recovered.
- Green Ridge: Miss Nelda THOMAS called on Selby GARRETT and family Tuesday night.
- East Zion: Mrs. Florence BASSETT is on the sick list.
- Meacham: About 32 members of the Community Birthday Circle and their friends surprised Mrs. Ruben CRANE Saturday, it being her birthday.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER attended the charivari for Mr. and Mrs. William MILLER Monday evening.
- Mr. and Mrs. Clyde SIPES of Indianapolis, Ind. announce the arrival of a 7¾ lb. son born May 27. Mrs. SIPES was formerly Miss Helen MAXEY.
June 7, 1934:
- Mr. and Mrs. J.A. BROOM, Jr., whose marriage took place Sunday in Decatur in the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.L. HUGENBERGER, arrived Monday to visit Mr. BROOMs parents in Alma. They left Tuesday afternoon for Akron, Ohio, where Mr. BROOM will for 2 weeks attend the school of Goodrich Rubber Co. before reporting for duty in Miami, Fla., where he will be connected with the Advertising and Sales Dept.
- The farm house on the Hayes STOKELY farm occupied by Orris HARRIS and family, was completely destroyed by fire Monday just before noon. Just a very few of the contents were saved. The family has moved into the Roy SNELLING farmhouse owned by R.C. ROBB. The family is in very poor circumstances and will be grateful for any donation people want to make them. One bed and 2 dressers is all that was saved. At the present time they need cooking utensils, dishes, and kitchen furniture more than anything else. Of course, bedding and clothing, especially childrens clothing will be welcomed. Anyone wishing to know more about this unfortunate family may call Mrs. Rose WHITTENBURG.
- Virgil MARSHALL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira MARSHALL of Alma, will be graduated by Illinois College June 11. He has taken his major work in the field of mathematics. He will teach school next year. Candidates for the degrees at the University of Illinois are: Leroy TELFORD, Med. Cert.; and Leland B. ALDERSON, PH.C.
- Mr. Lloyd CLEM and Miss Ferne WILLIAMS, both of Thompsonville, Ill., were married at the M.E. Parsonage in Wes Frankfort on May 16, 1934. Mrs. CLEM is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Riley WILLIAMS of Thompsonville, but is well known in this city, having attended Kinmundy High School, making her home with her sister, Mrs. W.R. DOOLEN. She was a member of the class of 31, and since leaving town she has had employment in her hometown. Mr. CLEM is the son of Mr. W.H. CLEM, also of Thompsonville. He graduated from West Frankfort High School with the class of 31. The couple resides in Thompsonville.
- A group of ladies of the Christian Church certainly surprised Mrs. Anna WOODS Sunday when they arrived at her home and announced they were there in celebration of her birthday. At this time was also celebrated the birthday of Mrs. Arminda BROWN. Mrs. Matilda HAMMER, too, was to have been an honored guest, but owing to illness was unable to attend. A list of those attending was printed.
- The committee appointed to see about the streets being oiled this year by the Chamber of Commerce, has met with some difficulties. No one, of course, wants to give one cent more than last year and some who gave last year, will not give this year. Some say they will not give a cent unless the committee will dig up and level up the streets before spreading the oil, which we cannot do as we cant raise enough for the oil itself. And so before any oil can be spread, something miraculous must happen. The city will either have a jar loose or the price of oil will have to come down. The committee has done its part and so if there is no oil this year, please do not blame the committee.
- Last Sunday afternoon, the Hi Ho Club surprised 1 of their members when they came to her home with several freezers of homemade ice cream and 3 large cakes in honor of Mrs. HELMs birthday.
- Officers elected for the Kinmundy Chamber of Commerce: Webster Lowe, President; J.R. MAHAN, Vice President; F.O. GRISSOM, Sec.-Treas.
- North Fork: Bert GARRETT, wife and sons, Jr. and Floyd, spent Sunday afternoon at Bob GREENs.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Carl HEADLEY and baby spent Saturday night and Sunday with Carroll GARRETT and wife.
- North Fork: Jack GARRETT spent last Friday night with Harold ROBB.
- North Fork: Bill GARRETT spent Saturday night with Charles BERRY.
- North Fork: Harold ROBB spent Saturday night with Jack GARRETT.
- North Fork: Miss Norma Dell GARRETT spent a few days last week with her brother, Carroll and wife.
- North Fork: Mark ARNOLD, Guy ARNOLD, and Monroe LANSFORD enjoyed fishing at the Okaw last Friday night and Saturday.
- North Fork: Clyde GARRETT, wife and babe, and Bud FEATHER, wife and babe of Kinmundy, visited Sunday with Charles FORDs.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB and Mildred were Salem visitors Thursday afternoon.
- Meacham: Several members of the Birthday Community Circle and neighbors surprised Mr. and Mrs. Raymond SOLDNER, it being their 16th wedding anniversary. At noon a fine potluck dinner was spread on tables on the lawn.
- East Zion: Cyrus ARNOLD of Zion Prairie attended Sunday School at Sandy Branch Sunday.
- Mr. J.H. NELMS celebrated his birthday Sunday. Mrs. NELMS had invited the children for dinner, but it was only Mr. and Mrs. John ROBB and sons, John Robert and Howard that could be here.
June 14, 1934:
- John KOLB died suddenly on June 7. He was just ready to retire for the night when he was seized with a coughing spell, followed by a severe hemorrhage, which caused his death in a very few moments. John Kaspar, youngest son of John and Mary KOLB, was born in Alma twp. at the old homestead on Apr. 4, 1891. There he spent his boyhood days, attending district school at Wilson. Later he attended St. Francis College for 3 years in Quincy, Ill. taking a business course, after which he became a mail clerk on the Illinois Central R.R. with a run from Chicago to Effingham. After the death of his father, Jan. 9, 1918, he left for Denver, Colo. for the benefit of his health. Here he spent more than 16 years working Tramway Co. as Street Car Conductor and Motorman. He was force to give up his work on account of his hearing and a little more than a year ago he came back to Illinois to be with his mother and sister, Miss Anna, and help to care for his aged mother. He leaves his mother, 1 sister, Miss Anna, and 1 brother, Frank, 5 nieces, and 2 nephews. He was a member of St. Philomenas Catholic Church in this city from which place the funeral was held. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery.
- Mrs. Mike ZUMSTEG is ill at her home in this city having suffered a light stroke of paralysis while attending church Sunday morning.
- Mr. and Mrs. A.J. BAYLISS entertained on June 7, in honor of their daughter, Miss Lois, who is soon to be married to Mr. Harold HOWELL. Several contests were enjoyed during the evening. Prizes were won by Misses Anna Margaret JONES and Ann NOCHMAN. Favors of the evening were toy balloons, inside of which were tiny hearts announcing the engagement of Miss Lois BAYLISS to Mr. Harold HOWELL. Those present were: Misses Anna Margaret JONES of Salem, Helen and Nelle INGRAM, Ann NOCHMAN, Martha JACKSON, Sophia SLOVICK, Virginia ROHRBOUGH, and Lois and Lorraine BAYLISS.
- The subscription contest has been called off. Each contestant will receive the cash commission which they are entitled to.
- The oil committee has seen fit to order a small car of oil for the streets and in all probability it will be spread this week. A small car will not go very far and therefore, there may be some disappointed people. Those not paying will receive no oil and those who saw fit to cut down the amount the committee asked for, may come up short. We would like very much to see Kinmundy have an oiling tax of some kind and then every street could be oiled and everybody would be happy.
- Charles MINER graduated from the Illinois College of Chiropody and Foot Surgery.
- Mr. Walter WINCHELL, a radio announcer of Hollywood fame, is making himself even more famous by sending flowers to shut-ins he hears of. Sunday morning, Mrs. Mary FOSTER was very much surprised to receive one of these favors, a beautiful bouquet of flowers, with his compliments.
- Mr. and Mrs. Emmett JONES were greatly surprised on June 6, when in honor of Mrs. JONES birthday, their children arrived with well filled baskets. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Roy JONES and family of Patoka; Mr. and Mrs. Merle JONES and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank GARRETT and family, of North Fork; Mr. Forrest JONES of this city; and Miss Geneva AMBUEHL of Farina.
- Friday, June 1st, being the 80th birthday of Mrs. Matilda HAMMER, a surprise dinner was planned and successfully carried out that evening in her honor by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. W.B. HAMMER. Mrs. HAMMER was remembered with several pleasing gifts and the evening was one long to be remembered. Those enjoying this happy evening were: Mrs. August JACOBSON of Mt. Vernon; Mr. and Mrs. Myron HAMMER and family; Mr. and Mrs. Dolph HAMMER; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. HAMMER; and Mr. and Mrs. Bill HAMMER and daughter of this city.
- Mrs. Alonzo FRENCH was taken to Effingham Clinic last Thursday by the B.E. LINTON ambulance suffering from a severe attack of gallstones. She is improving.
- Swift: Lucille GARRETT spent Sunday night and Monday with Helen WAINSCOTT.
- Swift: Lucille GARRETT and Helen WAINSCOTT spent Saturday night and Sunday in Kinmundy with Vera BASSETT.
- Meadow Branch: Wes ROBB and family, and Mrs. Effis JOHNSON, Mrs. Fern JOHNSON and children attended the 8th grade exercises at Zion Church Thursday night. Harold ROBB and Evelyn JOHNSON were among the members of the class.
- Shanghai: Mrs. Clyde BALLANCE, Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP, and Mrs. Icy GARRETT visited Tuesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. G.T. BALLANCE.
- Mrs. Harriett DEVORE was in Effingham Thursday where she had a cancer removed from her finger at Effingham Clinic. She was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Geo. CONANT.
- Zarold LEWIS came home from Carbondale Thursday where hes been a student at S.I.N.U. the past year.
June 21, 1934:
- Mr. Harve BRANSON has rented the TYNER Building owned by Mrs. Gertrude WILLIAMS and will open a first class grocery store therein. The store will open for business on Saturday. He has had several years of experience in the stores of this city as a clerk.
- Mr. C.I. DOOLEN received a telegram Friday evening from his son, Eli, of Los Angeles, announcing the serious illness of his son, Sherman, who had been stricken with infantile paralysis. Little Sherman is 4 years old and the eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. DOOLEN.
- Mr. and Mrs. E.W. DOOLEN had with them Sunday, their children and families: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence CONANT and sons of Denver, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis ETHERTON and daughters of Murphysboro, ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Bryan DOOLEN and babe of Miami, Arizona; Mr. and Mrs. Harold GRAY and children of Champaign, Ill.; Miss Minnie of Aurora, Ill.; Miss Lora Elsie, who is just home from the U. of I., and Miss Clara. Members of the family who could not be here were Mr. and Mrs. Walter NEIL and daughter of Flint, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. C.R. KENNINGTON and son of Chicago; Arthur of Pittsfield, Ill., and Walter of Chicago.
- E.E. BROWN, local agent for the Standard Oil Co., experienced going thru a bridge with his truck partially loaded with gasoline and kerosene Monday in Tonti twp. The bridge had about a 12 foot span and about a 6 foot clearance underneath. The front wheels crossed okay, but as soon as the back wheels came on the bridge, the stringers let go. There it was backend down and front end up in the air. With the help of the highway commissioner, 14 men, and a truck, BROWN went merrily on his way after spending about 5 hours in this position.
- Young School: Howard BOUSMAN received quite a painful injury last Thursday. While he was oiling the mower, his team became frightened and started to run, Howard catching 1 foot in the guards which necessitated several stitches.
- Meacham: On the afternoon of June 14, 12 ladies and girls from of the Community Birthday Circle surprised Mrs. Marguerite HAGENSEE, it being her birthday. Singing and music were enjoyed and refreshments of cake and grape juice served. Guests were: Mrs. ALDERSON and son, and Mrs. Anna HALL and grandson of Chicago; Mrs. W.B. HAMMER, and Mrs. Bill HAMMER of Kinmundy; Mrs. BALDOCK and Mrs. John BASS and 2 daughters.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Bob ROBB and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene KLINE and son visited Thursday with the Wes ROBB family.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and babe visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George LENHART.
- Meadow Branch: Mildred ROBB visited Friday with Pearl JACKSON.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB and Mildred visited Tuesday with her father, Willy GARRETT, who is ill.
- Virgil MARSHALL, a graduate of 1934 from Illinois College, came Tuesday to spend the summer with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira MARSHALL. He will return to Jacksonville in the fall where he expects to teach in one of the rural schools.
- Swift: Mack ROBB and wife were callers at the Selby GARRETT home Saturday evening.
- Swift: Ren WAINSCOTT and wife, and Sam LOWE, wife and son spent Saturday at Selby GARRETTs.
- Swift: Misses Helen WAINSCOTT and Lucille GARRETT spent Sunday with Miss Elizabeth ARNOLD and attended the St. Paul picnic in the evening.
- Wilson School: Sarah FRADENBURG, who has been working near Centralia, returned home Sunday morning for a visit with homefolks. She was taken suddenly ill with appendicitis Sunday evening and rushed to Salem Hospital where she was operated on at 9 oclock that evening.
- Wilson School: A good crowd attended the Childrens Day Program at Pleasant Grove Church Sunday P.M.
- Green Ridge: Miss Bessie THOMAS called on Miss Lucille GARRETT Thursday night.
June 28, 1934:
- Mr. Pat ROONEY died Friday, June 22, at the age of 61 years, 4 months and 7 days. For the past 2 weeks he was unable to be at his post of duty at the I.C. Pump Station on account of a carbuncle of his back, and last Sunday he took to his bed. Leaving school at the age of 12, Mr. ROONEY worked with his father as local pumper for the Illinois Central Railroad Co. Upon the death of his father, he was given the position of pumper. His service in this capacity has been continuous except for a brief period when he had charge of the boilers of the municipal light plant. The officials of the I.C.R.R. paid him a great compliment by saying that he had the cleanest pumping station of the entire system. He took great pride in his work. James Patrick, son of William and Catherine ODAUGHTERLY ROONEY, was born in the city of Kinmundy on Feb. 15, 1873. He was born in the same home in which he died having lived his entire life in this one place. After the death of his parents an older sister, Miss Ellen, became his companion and adviser. 27 years ago he met with an accident which all but took his life, but was allowed to continue his lifes work. For several years he has served as an alderman of this city, and was a life-long member of St. Philomenas Church. He was the youngest of 9 children. His brother, Michael, died in 1922. The ones surviving are: Mrs. Bridget ANDERSON, Miss Ellen ROONEY, Mrs. Anna LYONS, Mrs. Mary DONAHUE, Mrs. Catherine CRAIG, Mrs. Margaret OBRIEN, and William ROONEY. He also leaves a number of devoted nieces and nephews. Services were held from St. Philomenas Church with interment in the Catholic Cemetery.
- Mr. See MILLICAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy MILLICAN, of Omega, and Mis Helen WANTLAND, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. WANTLAND of the Elder School District, in company with Mr. and Mrs. Paul CALDWELL of Vandalia, slipped away to Shelbyville last Wednesday were they were married in the Christian Church Parsonage. They were able to hold their wedding secret until Saturday when their license was published. A hilarious charivari followed. Both the bride and groom are graduates of our local high school, both graduates of S.I.N.U. and bother are school teachers. There bride has been re-employed to teach for a 3rd term at Elder, and the groom is employed to teach at Rockhold.
- Mrs. FENSTER celebrated her 90th birthday at her home Friday. No arrangements by the family had been made for invited guests, but many friends called at the home to extend congratulations and offer their good wishes. Those of her family who were with Mrs. FENSTER on this day were Mrs. Kate SONGER and Mrs. Jennie LINGENFELTER of Kinmundy; Mrs. Anna FOSTER and daughter, Miss Edna, of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mr. and Mrs. Roy FENSTER of Champaign.
- Miss Lois G. BAYLIS and Harold H. HOWELL motored to Salem and were married June 24 at the home of Rev. L.V. LOVELL. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. CHEADLE. Mrs. HOWELL is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS and a graduate of K.H.S. with the class of 1932. Mr. HOWELL is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. HOWELL and also attended K.H.S. A wedding supper was served at the home of the brides parents to the immediate family a few close friends. They will make their home on a farm southwest of Kinmundy.
- Mr. Geo. PULLEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.G. PULLEN of Alma, and Miss Edith McCLEAN of Centralia, were married in Carlyle on June 22. The groom is a graduate of our local high school and at present has a State appointment in the Dixon State Hospital. They will make their home in Dixon.
- Mr. Oliver MITCHELL, of Springfield, grandson of Mrs. Helen MITCHELL of this city, and Miss Dorothy COPSY of Salem were married in Salem Sunday afternoon. They will reside in Springfield.
- Walter Eugene HENSLEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl HENSLEY and Anne Marie MILLICK, daughter of Mrs. Susanne MILLECK of Pawnee, Ill. were married June 16 in the Morgan Park M.E. Church in Chicago.
- The Misses Nellie, Helen and Lucille INGRAM entertained June 14, in honor of Miss Lois BAYLIS, who was soon to become a bride. Tables of Pinochle were played, prizes going to Misses Ella JACKSON and Lois BAYLIS. Those present were Virginia ROHRBOUGH, Martha and Ella JACKSON, Ann NOCHMAN, Sophia SLOVICK, Dorothy and Vermade MERCER, Mrs. Eloise CHEADLE, Lois and Lorraine BAYLIS, Nellie Helen and Lucille INGRAM.
- The 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil LOWE, residing in the Arnold Chapel neighborhood met with a great misfortune Friday. She was in the field where an older brother was mowing oats and in some unknown manner got in front of the sickle. One foot was severed save for a small strip of flesh. She was rushed to the Centralia Hospital where she is convalescing. We have not learned whether the foot has been removed. It was thought by the doctors that it would have to be, but they want to save it if at all possible.
- Swift: Selby GARRETT and family spent Sunday at the Mack ROBB home.
- Swift: Mrs. Pid BASSETT and children have been spending a few days at the Willie GARRETT home.
- Omega: Jake DECKER died at Centralia hospital Saturday. The funeral was held at Brown Church with interment in Phillips Cemetery.
- Green Ridge: A surprise party was given to Mr. Henry McWILLIAMS last Thursday night. There were 30 present and music and games were enjoyed. It was his 16th birthday.
- Meacham: This community was very saddened to hear of the sudden death of Mr. Wm. MEYER in Farina.
- Brown: A few of the young folks were at the home of Willie GORDON Tuesday night celebrating Donald DeVORES 20th birthday.
- Meadow Branch: A crowd of 50 gathered at the A.J. BAYLIS home Sunday and gave the newlyweds a rousing charivari.
- East Zion: Mr. Chas. ARNOLD and daughter, Roberta, spent a few minutes Sunday afternoon with Mr. Willie GARRETT and Mrs. Nell JONES, who are on the sick list. Both are reported to be improving.
- Mrs. Frank HUMPHREY and Mrs. Fred ALEXANDER motored to Springfield Sunday to see their new granddaughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HUMPHREY June 6th.
July 5, 1934:
- On June 30, Miss Esther HAEFELE and Mrs. Raymond FUES of Webster Grove, Mo. were married at the home of the bride in Fairfield, Ill. Mrs. FUES made many friends while teaching in Kinmundy High.
- William and Ralph LUX were called to Alton Monday afternoon on account of the serious condition of their mother, Minnie LUX. They were accompanied by their aunt, Mrs. Mel BOYD. Their mother is still in serious condition with no hopes for her recovery.
- There were between twelve and fifteen hundred people at the free movies Monday evening. This was said by many to be the largest crowd yet. We are glad to see the people accept these shows so well. Many people are attending who have never witnessed a talking picture before. Keep coming and we will keep on giving the shows.
- Former Kinmundy resident, Mr. Von J.S. BULLMAN of Bonne Terre, Mo. was drowned Friday about noon while fly-fishing in Current River near Van Buren, Mo. Mr. BULLMAN and Mr. Lloyd ROSE were standing in the water fishing and ROSE who was standing in advance of Mr. BULLMAN about 75 feet, was caught in a current and called out warning to his partner. The first time he called he received a response, but the second time he received no response and all he could see was Mr. BULLMANs hat floating down the river. After searching, Mr. ROSE gave up and went for aid at the C.C.C. Camp stationed near them. The men searched for him and he was found near the place where he had been standing, and entwined in fishing cord that tangled up in brush which held him under the water. Services held June 14 at the Bonne Terre, Mo. Christian Church, and laid to rest in the family cemetery at Mt. Vernon, Ill.
- Swift: A birthday dinner was celebrated Sunday at the Ren WAINSCOTT home in honor of Mrs. Ed ZINDLE of Moweaqua, and Mrs. WAINSCOTT. Those present were: Fletch COLE and family, Eli ROBB and family, George COLE and family, and Ed ZINDLE and family of Moweaqua. John Chance and wife, and Frank BASSETT and family of Patoka were afternoon callers.
- East Zion News: Mr. Chas. ARNOLD and daughter, Roberta, called at the Willie GARRETT home Sunday evening. Mr. GARRETT is much improved.
- East Zion News: Mr. and Mrs. "Jim" BASSETT and daughter, Ruth, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. "Jim" OSBORNE.
- Green Ridge: The BILECK brothers threshed their wheat Monday and Tuesday of last week. It made better than 22 bushels to the acre.
- Meadow Branch: Miss Cleda GARRETT visited Tuesday at the Wes ROBB home.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB spent Saturday and Sunday at the home of her parents, helping care for her father, who is seriously ill.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS and Lorraine visited this afternoon with Mrs. Esta ROBB and Mildred.
- Mr. and Mrs. Dean BRUBAKER of Alma are parents of an 8½ lb. son, William Eugene, who was born June 29. The grandmother, Mrs. Wesley JONES of this city, is assisting in their care.
July 12, 1934:
- According to the Centralia Sentinel last Friday, Kinmundy is to have a Relief Canning Factory. The article states that anyone can have their fruit and vegetables canned in this place under government supervision. Anyone not on relief are required to give a per cent to the factory to pay the cost of canning, while those on relief will not be required to pay anything for their canning. Now this is all we know about this and no one here seems to know anything either.
- Mr. W.G. SNELLING, local Chevrolet dealer, is starting to build a garage, filling station, and restaurant on his land adjoining the hard road west of the C. & E.I. depot.
- Mr. and Mrs. Dwight ALEXANDER are the parents of an 8 lb. son born July 7th, and named Dwight James.
- Elder School: Several from this vicinity went to Pleasant Grove to hear Rev. Clark YOST preach Sunday.
- Elder School: We are glad to hear of Herbert VANDEVEER being at home again.
- Mrs. Paul PIPER was called to East St. Louis Friday by the sudden death of her sister, Mrs. Earl KIRK. Interment in Whittington, Ill.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB is spending a few days on North Fork, helping care for her father.
- Meacham: The Community Birthday Club had a 4th of July party at the home of Mrs. F.S. HARRIS, it being their 41st wedding anniversary.
July 19, 1934:
- Many years ago Mr. Charles LYNCH, one of the early pioneers of Marion County, settled in Salem. On July 15, the descendants of Mr. LYNCH to the number of more than 100 came to Kinmundy to celebrate his grandsons - Mr. John C. LYNCH - 87th birthday. The noon feast was spread under the shading branches of the forest trees. Guests departed congratulating Mr. LYNCH on his long and active life. A long list of those attending was printed.
- Mr. R.F. MAXEY entered the Mark GREER Hospital in Vandalia Friday and underwent an operation for appendicitis and double hernia Saturday. He is getting along very nicely. Mr. MAXEY had been ailing for the past 2 months and has not been able to work.
- 25 years ago, Mr. Andrew J. JACKSON and Miss Nelda MAUSER were married, this quarter of a century lies between July 14, 1909 and July 14, 1934. Their marriage was celebrated at the home of the brides parents in Monroe, Louisiana, Rev. WYNN reading the marriage vows. The bridal gown was worn recently by the eldest daughter of the home, Miss Martha, in the pageant of wedding gowns given by the women of the Methodist Church. On Sunday, in celebration of this silver wedding anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. JACKSON entertained a few friends at a picnic dinner at the I.C. Lake. A list of those attending was printed.
- Earl SCHWABE, George KEEN, and Hugo SHANAFELT, while swimming in the C. & E.I. Lake Wednesday morning, captured a crab and brought it to town and it is now on display in the window of MAHAN and MOTCH. This is quite a novelty as crabs are caught mostly in salt water and it is the first one on record to be caught around here. The boys report that they saw some more but could not get hold of them. Where do you suppose they ever came from?
- East Zion News: Mr. and Mrs. Hobart ARNOLD and sons, Ancel, Lyle, and Beryl, spent Sunday with their mother, Mrs. Stella ARNOLD, and his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Dean ARNOLD.
- East Zion News: There will be a picnic at Sandy Branch July 21st. Plenty of music and entertainment. Everybody is cordially invited.
- East Zion News: Mrs. Florence BASSETT is on the sick list, but is reported better at this writing.
- Green Ridge: Bourn, the 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva SULLENS died at Centralia Hospital Saturday afternoon after an operation for appendicitis. Surviving are the parents, 1 sister, and 1 brother. The funeral was held at Zion on Monday.
- A 9 lb. son was born to Mr. and Mrs. T.D. MANGNER in Lewis Memorial Hospital in Chicago on July 15, and named Terrence Daniel. Mrs. MANGNER was formerly Miss Alice SEXTON.
- Meadow Branch: A kitchen shower was given for Mr. and Mrs. Ellis JOHNSON at the home of his mother Wednesday night. The couple went to housekeeping on the property just east of the Mel GRAY home.
- Swift: Mrs. Harold BRICKER of Colorado and Miss Bernice THOMAS, of Gillette, Wyoming, are visiting the Marshall WILLIAMS and Selby GARRETT homes.
- Mr. and Mrs. E.R. LOWE and children motored to St. Louis Saturday where they met their nephew, Carl WHITE Jr. of Amy, Colorado, who will visit here with the LOWE family and other relatives.
- Mr. and Mrs. Dale ARNOLD have a 7 lb. baby boy born July 18. The mother was formerly Miss Doris SWIFT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark SWIFT.
- Mr. and Mrs. W. WILLIAMS of Terre Haute, Ind. spent Wednesday here with Mrs. WILLIAMS brother, Mr. and Mrs. F.V. DAVIS. This is the first visit to her brothers home in 18 years.
July 26, 1934:
- John Riley WILLIAMS, 79, of Decatur, who was injured Thursday night in an automobile collision with Walter DANZELSEN at the intersection of route 4 and a gravel road west of route 48 near Decatur, died in St. Marys Hospital on Friday from injuries received in the accident. With his daughter, Mrs. Glenn PHILLIPS, and granddaughter, Miss Pearl POWELL, Mr. WILLIAMS started to drive to Decatur Thursday evening. His car collided with the machine of Mr. DANZELSEN. Mr. WILLIAMS was injured about the back and received internal injuries that resulted in his death. Mrs. PHILLIPS and Miss POWELL also received injuries, although they were not serious. Mr. DANZELSEN was only slightly hurt. Mr. WILLIAMS was born in Alma, Marion Co., Dec. 25, 1855, and most of his life was spent in farming in that vicinity. In 1927 he retired and a short time ago went to Decatur to reside with Mrs. PHILLIPS. He was married twice. He leaves 6 children: Henry and Luther WILLIAMS of Alma; Riley WILLIAMS of Benton; Fred WILLIAMS of Decatur; Mrs. Nellie POWELL and Mrs. Julia PHILLIPS near Decatur. There are 32 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He also leaves a brother, Sam WILLIAMS of Alma. The deceased was the grandfather of Mrs. W.R. DOOLEN of Kinmundy, and it was only 1 week prior to his death that he spent the day in the DOOLEN home ans so enjoyed his twin great-grand-daughters. The body was brought to Alma, where services were conducted from the Baptist Church. Interment was made in Martin Cemetery beside his wife.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ed WALKER and 2 children of Janesville, Wis., came about a week ago to visit with Mr. WALKERs mother, Mrs. Mary WALKER near Arnolds Chapel. Soon after arriving, Mrs. WALKER had an attack of gall bladder trouble and was taken to Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia, where she underwent an operation on Saturday. All of the neighbors were in shock Wednesday morning when the news was spread that she had died that morning.
- We are in receipt of a clipping taken from the Beloit, Wis. News on June 25, relating the tragic death of Robert STURM, 9, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard STURM in Beloit. The boys, wading into Rock River to escape the heat, stepped off into deep water and were drowned. Mr. and Mrs. STURM were residents of this city a few years ago.
- Guin VALLOW, son of your editor and wife, was taken to the Effingham Clinic Monday afternoon with an attack of appendicitis. Mrs. VALLOW remained with him. He has progressed thus far very nicely without an operation and we are in hopes that an operation will not be necessary.
- Bertus BALL, former Kinmundy boy, visited in this city Sunday enroute to the southern part of the state, to the scenes of his boyhood days. He was accompanied by his bride of 24 hours. Bertus is employed in the Buick plant in Flint, Mich. He was graduated from the local high school with high honors in sports and scholarship and also from the U. of I.
- Art SCHMIDT, O.K. and A.H. MILLER and C.S. FOX manufactured a special boat for river fishing a couple of weeks ago and early last Thursday morning left for the Ohio River for the weekend to try their skill in the art of landing some big ones. They arrived on the river banks after about 5 hours of motoring and decided to pitch camp about a mile down the river from where they parked their cars. Mr. FOX had taken a different route and had not as yet arrived on the scene. The paraphanalia was loaded in the boat and with SCHMIDT as the skipper, the 3 boys started down the river. They had not gone very far out into the river until the waves began to come over the front end of the boat. Then the boat took a nose dive and the 3 occupants went swimming. The boat turned over, emptying all the contents in the river, and then came to the surface again. They managed to get the boat and drag it to shore. They fished for their paraphanalia the remainder of the day and up until noon the next day, returning home Friday evening, with just fishermans luck. The boat has now been christened "The Titanic".
- Tuesday of this week the government thermometer registered 108. It hovered around 106 the other days. On Friday a thermometer was place out in the sun and it shot up to 125, as far as it would go, and had to be taken in.
- The 2nd annual HOEHNE Reunion was celebrated July 22, 1934 with 105 present. All came with well filled baskets. The same officers were elected for next year: August WACHHOLZ, President; Chris HOEHNE, Treas.; and Mairon SHUFELDT, Sec. A long list of those present was listed. Mr. NELMS entertained with some wonderful music and singing. Iced tea and orangeade were served in the afternoon.
- Little Miss Jean ALEXANDER is suffering from a broken toe while at play yesterday.
- Carl Ford WHITE of Amy, Colo., son of Carl WHITE, formerly of Kinmundy, is spending this week with his aunt and family, the Ted LOWEs. Last week was spent with relatives in Alma.
- East Zion News: Mr. and Mrs. Addis WALTON have a baby boy born July 22.
- East Zion News: Mr. and Mrs. "Jim" BASSETT and daughter, Ruth, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. "Jim" OSBORNE.
- East Zion News: A large crowd attended the party Wednesday evening at Tom BALLANCEs in honor of their daughter, Miss Ellen BALLANCE. It was her 18th birthday.
- Wilson School: Marion SHUFELDT and family, Frank KOLB and family, and Chris MEYER and family spent Sunday near St. Peter attending a family reunion.
- On July 17, the Community Birthday Circle met at the home of Mr. John BASS with about 60. After playing games and enjoying ice cream and cake, all departed wishing Raymond and Alice many happy returns.
- Green Ridge: Bessie THOMAS spent last week in Kinmundy with her grandmother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- Omega: Andrew BEARD, who recently had an operation at Olney Hospital, was able to be in Omega Saturday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Raymond FUES called on friends here as they were returning to Fairfield, Ill. from their honeymoon trip. Mrs. FUES is remembered here as Miss Esther HAEFELE.
August 2, 1934:
- Kinmundy Boy Kills Two, Wounds Another: Norman BRIMBERRY, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur BRIMBERRY, residing on the late H.W. SEE farm southwest of this city, shot and fatally wounded Herbert KEEN, 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene KEEN, of this city, and also Mr. Jake ANHEUSER, 70, a farmer residing east of Salem, Saturday afternoon in Bryan Memorial Park, Salem, Ill. The Soldiers and Sailors Reunion had been in progress there all week and the shooting took place just a little to the right of the seats facing the speakers stand. Another gentleman, Mr. Clayton HANEY, Sr., of Centralia, railroad engineer, was wounded in the foot also. BRIMBERRY and KEEN, who were cousins, in fact, they were what you would term double cousins (their mothers and fathers being brother and sister), had been on the outs for the past month or so. KEEN was alleged to have accused BRIMBERRY of courting his (KEENs) estranged wife and so the boys quarreled every time they met. The quarrels grew hotter each time. KEEN had been to the Reunion Saturday morning where he met BRIMBERRY and they quarreled again. This time, BRIMBERRY was alleged to have threatened KEENs life. Upon KEENs return to Kinmundy, he immediately told Mayor C.S. FOX about BRIMBERRY threatening his life and asked that BRIMBERRY be taken into custody. BRIMBERRY was wanted by the sheriff on the charge of breaking his parole and he was to be picked up on this charge. Mayor FOX sanctioned the arrest of BRIMBERRY and asked KEEN to return to Salem with him that afternoon. And KEEN, in company with his son, Laverne, and Mayor FOX went to Salem that afternoon with the intention of having BRIMBERRY taken into custody. It was agreed between KEEN and Mayor FOX that KEEN would find BRIMBERRY and entice him to a certain place on the grounds where FOX would have Sheriff VOGT in waiting. The boys had found one another and were leisurely walking toward the designated place when BRIMBERRY sauntered over to Mr. Zina BREEZE, one of Salems patrolmen. He quietly slipped a gun from Mr. BREEZEs holster and fired 2 shots. KEEN, ANHEUSER and HANEY slumped to the ground. The shooting occurred within a few feet of Sheriff VOGT and Mayor FOX. As soon as they heard the shots, they dashed thru the crowd but Patrolman BREEZE already had BRIMBERRY unarmed. 2 of the 3 injured parties were taken to the Salem hospital. KEEN was dead when he arrived at the hospital. ANHEUSER died at about 5:30 that same evening. HANEY was given first aid treatment and taken to Centralia Hospital. The shooting took place at about 2:30. About 3 oclock, Mr. Eugene KEEN received a telephone message from Salem announcing the shooting and the death of his son. He departed immediately for Salem. Kinmundy was all astir. Something terrible had happened. It was almost unbelievable. Most everyone knew BRIMBERRY had erred in minor ways, but no one could hardly believe that he would commit murder. Friends and relatives of the family were very much excited, wondering just what had happened. Soon the anxiety was relieved when Mayor FOX returned and told the whole story as he had seen it. KEENs body was taken to the McMACKIN Funeral Home in Salem where it was prepared for burial. At the request of the family, it was later turned over to Linton & Beery of this city, who brought it home. Regarding the death of KEEN, the coroners jury returned the following verdict, "Death was caused by a pistol wound inflicted by Norman BRIMBERRY with murderous intent which we believe to be premeditated and recommend he be held pending action of the grand jury without bond. Regarding the death of ANHEUSER, the coroners jury returned the following verdict, "Death was caused by a bullet wound thru the body inflicted by Norman BRIMBERRY while shooting at Herbert KEEN with murderous intent on KEEN." Funeral services for KEEN were held in this city Monday afternoon at 2:30 from the Church of God and interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery. Funeral services for ANHEUSER were held at the same hour from the Hancock Funeral Home in Salem and interment made in Salem. There are several different stories regarding the incident of the shooting. In a conversation with Patrolman BREEZE, he made the following statements: "I was standing with my arms folded, talking with Clayton HANEY, Sr. I felt my gun (38 caliber Colts) leaving its holster. I grabbed the holster and found the gun gone. I turned quickly and saw BRIMBERRY ducking down around me. I grabbed him with my arm under his chin and was reaching for his hand which held the gun with my other hand. He fired one shot before I could reach his hand, and the second shot when I was pushing his hand down. I then choked him with my arm until he dropped the gun. There were only 2 shots fired. ANHEUSER was lying between BRIMBERRY and KEEN. It is my supposition, as well as that of Dr. LOGAN, that the bullet fired first went thru ANHEUSER and then thru KEEN. ANHEUSERs body showed powder burns. The second shot struck HANEY in the foot. KEEN was about 20 feet from us. It all took place in about 30 seconds." In a checkup of the last part of this story at the HANCOCK Funeral Home, they stated that ANHEUSERs body did show powder burns and the bullet entered the body from the front just under the ribs and came out the back, near the third vertebrae, which showed that the bullet was traveling downward. Their supposition was that the bullet which killed ANHEUSER was the one which hit HANEY. In a conversation at McMACKINs, we were told that the bullet entered KEEN on the left side between the left 2 ribs and came out the opposite side just above the tenth rib. And there was a bullet burn on the left side of the body just under the left arm. These statements were verified by Linton & Berry. BRIMBERRY was questioned by States Attorney Ward HOLT immediately after the shooting. He stated that he intended to kill KEEN. He also made other statements which are withheld from publication. He said that he would not sign these statements, but would tell them to the Judge when he came. States Attorney HOLT has issued a call for a special session of the grand jury to be held Friday of this week, and BRIMBERRY will be arraigned before Judge JETT the same day. If he should enter a plea of guilty, in all probability, he will receive his sentence on this day. The people of Kinmundy feel that this is the worst tragedy that has befallen us for several years, and we are truly sorry that it happened. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to this family, to the motherless and fatherless boy, who was holding to his daddys hand when he fell, and to both mothers and fathers, and especially to the mother and father whos trouble has not yet ended.
- Obituary of Herbert KEEN: Herbert George, eldest son of Eugene and Cora BRIMBERRY KEEN, was born in Kinmundy, Marion Co., Ill. on May 22, 1904, and died at Salem, Ill. on July 28, 1934. While yet a very small lad Herbert entered the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe BRIMBERRY, in this city, where he remained until young manhood. He received his education in the Kinmundy Public Schools, and after leaving school at an early age, he entered the employ of the Illinois Central Railroad Co., being located at different points on the Illinois Division. He was at the employ of this company at Kinmundy at the time of his death. He was married to Miss Inez NEWCOME of Farina who died June 27, 1928. One son, Laverne, was born, and he too has been cared for in the home of his grandmother since his mothers death. On Jan. 12, 1929 he married Miss Alvena HALL of Kinmundy. She survives along with a son, Laverne; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene KEEN; 2 aged grandmothers; 5 sisters, Mrs. Dora JENKINS of Farina; Mrs. Martha HALL of Dawson, Ill.; Mrs. Christine FOLLOWELL, Mrs. Hazel GUYLER, and Miss Mable KEEN, of this city; 3 brothers, Charles, Cecil, and George, also of this place. Services were held from the Church of God Monday with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Miss Josephine OLOUGHLIN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. M. OLOUGHLIN in Cleveland, Ohio, and Dr. Jas. E. MORGAN were married at St. Roses Church. The couple will reside in Cleveland. Dr. MORGAN is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. MORGAN of this city. He is a graduate of the local high school with the class of 28, and a graduate of St. Louis University with the class of 31. Since his graduation he has been practicing medicine in Cleveland.
- Grace Adelle DILWORTH was born in Fargo, North Dakota on Nov. 27, 1900, the only child of H.N. and Fannie DILWORTH. Her early childhood was spent in North Dakota and Minnesota, and her girlhood in Florida. She was educated in the public schools and in Stetson, Valparaiso, and Northwestern Universities, where she prepared to teach public school music and art. After teaching 2 or 3 years she married Samuel Edwin WALKER in Delevan, Wis. on Nov. 28, 1925, and they had 2 children: Robert and Jean, who with her husband and mother, survive her, her father having died during her infancy. She died July 25, 1934 at Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia, Ill. Services were held at the R.C. ROBB home in this city with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. Chester KLINE went to Tamaroa Monday where Mr. KLINE had an operation for hemorrhoids. They returned home Tuesday, and he is getting along fine.
- The latest reports from Jesse REESE, who is a patient in the Effingham Clinic, are to the effect that he is getting along as well as can be expected. He underwent a very serious operation for a strangulated hernia on Wed. night of last week, being in the operating room for 2 hours and 45 minutes.
- Mrs. Lyda GARRETT and daughter, Alta, of Villa Grove, had the misfortune of overturning their new Ford V. Eight on the Alexander curve Friday morning. It was raining and they met a truck on this curve which was hugging the black line very closely. Alta, who was driving, pulled over a little too far and ran off of the pavement. In attempting to get back on, the car went over. A car was following them and stopped and brought them back to town where they were given first aid by Dr. MILLER. They were considerably bruised. They had picked up 2 boys in Mattoon, who were riding in the back seat. One of these boys had his shoulder dislocated. Mrs. GARRETT and daughter were on their way to Alma to visit her mother and then attend the Salem Reunion. After getting first aid from Dr. MILLER, they were taken to their home in Villa Grove by Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP. It was thought at first that Mrs. GARRETT might have a fractured rib but the x-ray revealed not. The latest reports are to the effect that they are recovering nicely. The car was brought to the SNELLING Garage where it awaits the insurance adjuster.
- Mr. R.F. MAXEY returned home Friday from the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia, where he underwent an operation for appendicitis and double hernia.
- Obituary of Mr. J.W. GARRETT James William GARRETT, eldest son of Thomas and Catherine GARRETT, was born at the old GARRETT homestead, eight miles northwest of Kinmundy, September 28, 1860. It was his lot in life to early become acquainted with sorrow and responsibility. When he was twelve years old, his father passed away, leaving to his care his mother, three sisters and two brothers. In the space of a few years following, he helped to lay to rest his sisters, Paradine and Allie, his brother, Henry, and his mother. One sister, Talitha GARRETT JONES, survived until October 1897 and one brother, Theodore, remained, passing to the Great Beyond in September, 1925. Near and dear were the ties between the two brothers and their families as for three score years they shared with each other their joys and sorrows. He was married to Ella LANSFORD, at her home on February 10, 1887, by the Rev. John BALLANCE. To this union were born five sons: Selby, Berthol, Frank, Clyde, and Harold, who died in early childhood; three daughters, Hazel LIVESAY, Esta ROBB, and Mamie BASSETT. After the passing of his sister, Talitha, her orphaned children shared in his fatherly love and interest. He was converted at North Fork Church in 1891 under the preaching of the Rev. DOUTHITT and united with the church of his fathers, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at North Fork. It was a great pleasure to him to be in the place of worship and his home was a home for the ministers as they came and went. Having once given his heart to God, there was no thought of turning aside from the straight and narrow way, and his life was one of blessing to all who knew him. During his last illness he gave testimony of Christ's presence with him and died as he had lived, triumphant in the hope of Life Eternal. After six weeks of patient suffering, he entered into rest, Saturday morning, July 28, 1934, at the old homestead where all seventy-four years of his life had been spent except for some five months spent in Colorado. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife and seven children, twenty-two grandchildren, six nieces and one nephew, and a host of other relatives and friends. Two little granddaughters, Clara and Isabel GARRETT, were waiting at the Heavenly Portals to welcome him. The funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. STORY, officiating. Interment was made in Sandy Branch Cemetery.
- Swift: Several from this vicinity attended the funeral of Willie GARRETT, which was held Sunday. The family have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB spent part of last week on North Fork, helping care for her father, Mr. GARRETT. Word was received Saturday morning of his passing away.
- North Fork: Our community wishes to extend our sympathy to Mrs. Ella GARRETT and family in their sad hour. Uncle Willie will be greatly missed by all.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS, Lorraine and Merle, attended the burial of Mr. GARRETT at Sandy Branch Sunday P.M.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. John WEISS and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Merle JOHNSTON spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Walter WEISS helping Walter celebrate his birthday.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL.
- Meadow Branch: Little Lila Pauline GARRETT spent Saturday and Sunday with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LENHART.
- Green Ridge: There will be a misc. shower for the Forrest WILLIAMS family, Aug. 8th, to help replace their personal effects which were destroyed by fire.
- Mr. Frank ARNOLD of Chelsey, Mich. is here spending his vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan ARNOLD, and visited many other relatives and friends.
- Mr. Lester HOWELL, who is a student at the U. of I. summer school was home for the weekend.
- Mrs. Sam BUNDY received a message Sunday of the death of her nephew, Carl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward WILSON of Webster, Iowa in the Iowa Hospital.
August 9, 1934:
- Norman BRIMBERRY was arraigned before Judge JETT of the Circuit Court in Salem Friday and entered a plea of "not guilty".
- Just as Mrs. F.A. MOTCH was preparing the noon day meal Tuesday, her stove ran low on kerosene and she proceeded to town to get some more. With pies in the oven, and green beans cooking, she did not turn out the fire. She had no more than reached the store until she was notified that her house was on fire. The E.E. BROWNs, living next door , had noticed smoke coming out of the house, notified Mrs. MOTCH at the store, and then went over and put the fire out. The stove was located in the pantry and this room as well as the contents were damaged considerably.
- The MATTHEWS family reunion was held Aug. 5 in the Bryan Memorial Park with a picnic dinner at noon. A list of those attending was printed.
- I have purchased the Shoe Shining Chair from Earl SCHWABE and am now located in the DOOLEN Barber Shop, where I shall be pleased to greet you with the best shine in town for only 10 cents. Drop in often, boys. "Red" James HAMMER.
- Word was received here Monday by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BAGOTT that their grandson, Billie, had died in Spokane Hospital Sunday of Infantile Paralysis. Billie was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark BAGOTT of Palouse, Wash.
- Mr. and Mrs. W.F. HARVEY have returned from Chicago where they were called by the illness of their son, Charles, who is in St. Lukes Hospital, where he underwent a very serious operation for curvature of the spine. He is getting along as well as can be expected.
- Meadow Branch: Miss Mildred ROBB is spending the week in Lebanon.
- Meacham: A large number of friends and neighbors spent Monday with Mrs. Walter LAMBIRD, it being her birthday. A fine dinner was enjoyed at the noon hour, and music and a good time enjoyed.
- Meacham: Mr. F.S. HARRIS went to Casey, Ill. Thursday. He was called there by the death of a sister, Mrs. EDMUNSON of Iowa. He returned home Saturday morning.
- Meacham: Mrs. Susanna JONES received word Sunday of the death of a cousin, Mr. LANSFORD at Brownstown.
- Mrs. Icy GARRETT spent the week end in North Fork with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dow GREEN.
- Ren WAINSCOTT and wife, Robbie NICHOLS and wife, and Mrs. Selby GARRETT and daughter, spent Friday evening at the Marshall WILLIAMS home.
- Green Ridge: Harry, James, and Lillian DOUDERA, and Tom GARRETT ate supper with the Willie AUKAMP family of St. Paul Prairie Saturday night and attended the Arnold Chapel picnic.
- Mr. and Mrs. F.O. GRISSOM were in Vandalia Friday attending the funeral of Mrs. Belle HOFFMAN. Mrs. HOFFMAN had been a very dear friend of the family for many years.
- Mrs. B.G. PULLEN of Alma, and Mrs. Fred BOYD of Kinmundy, were in Centralia Sunday attending the funeral of Mrs. Gex PULLENs father.
Aug. 16, 1934:
- The PARRILL Reunion was held Aug. 12th at Rose Lake in Iuka, Ill. Invitations had been sent to the family of the late John PARRILL of Taylorville to join in this reunion. 12 members of the family responded in person and helped to enjoy this 29th anniversary reunion. A picnic dinner was served at the noon hour. Elected were A.J. PARRILL, President; and Evangeline PARRILL, Secretary. The program and list of those attending were included.
- The 4th annual reunion of the McGEE family was held Aug. 12 at the home of Bert BAILEY, 2½ miles northwest of Kinmundy. On account of the serious illness of Joe McGEE of Breese, relatives from Breese and Odin were unable to attend. A list of those attending was included. Elected officers were Bert BAILEY, President; Hilda MILLER, Vice President; Nell WILSON, Secretary; Joe HECKLEBECK, Treasurer. The next reunion will be held second Sunday in August in the Kinmundy Park.
- 20 years have passed since the T.M. JONES family have had a family reunion. On Aug. 12, all of the children and grandchildren were present except for 1 granddaughter. 40 persons enjoyed the dinner. A list of those attending was printed.
- The annual HASSEBROCK reunion was held Aug. 12 in the city park at Centralia, Ill. A list of those attending was printed. The following officers were elected in 1933: Walter MOSER, husband of Ida (nee) STALHUT, and Elsie (nee) HORSTMANN, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. HORSTMANN; Sophia (nee) HORSTMANN. Births: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur NUENDORF, formerly Olga HASSEBROCK of Decatur; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence BALL, formerly Miss Alma HASSEBROCK, of Centralia; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Martin HASSEBROCK of St. Peter; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard HERCULES of St. Louis. Marriages were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence SMITH, formerly Elsie HASSEBROCK; Mr. and Mrs. Robert WILL, formerly Gertie HORSTMANN.
- School opens Sept. 3rd, and teachers are as follows at Kinmundy:
Betty HOLT, Grades 1 & 2
Hester HEATON, Grades 3 & 4
Margaret WARREN, Grades 5 & 6
Alice FRENCH, Grades 7 & 8
Anna M. JONES, Eng. & Hist.
Grace ELLIOTT, Latin & Biol.
H.A. KAESER, Hist. & Geog.
V.V. BARCROFT, Math & Sc.
- Mrs. Nancy LEE died at the home of her son, Mr. Ace MULVANY, southwest of this city on Monday night, aged 75 years, 9 months, and 26 days. Services were held from the Meacham Baptist Church with interment in Elder Cemetery.
- The SNELLING Motor Company has moved to their new building located along the hard road. Mr. SNELLING has installed a restaurant in connection with his garage and filling station.
- Meadow Branch: August 10 being the birthday of Mrs. Mary SLOVICK, her daughters, Julia and Sophia, planned a surprise by inviting 30 of their neighbors and friends. Refreshments of ice cream and cake were served.
- Meadow Branch: Rex GAMMON has been employed to teach Meadow Branch.
- Green Ridge: The shower at Mr. Forrest WILLIAMS was well attended Wednesday night.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Dave COURSON and Mrs. Ira MERRITT attended the funeral of Mrs. COURSONs sister, Mrs. Sarah MANION, Friday, in Centralia.
- Wilson School: Dr. MILLER was a professional caller at the Chris MEYER home Monday. Their son, Arthur, having had the misfortune of being kicked in the face by a horse, and was knocked unconscious for some time.
- Wilson School: Forrest WILLIAMS and family, and Ed FORD of Alma were Sunday visitors at the Mrs. Lela WILLIAMS home.
- Mrs. Kenneth TUCKER returned home Tuesday morning from Springfield, where she had been called more than a week ago by the serious illness of Mr. TUCKERs grandmother, who died last Thursday.
August 23, 1934:
- Mrs. Minnie LUX was laid to rest Tuesday after several years of failing health and weeks of intense suffering. Minnie, daughter of the late John and Amanda TUCKER WADE, was born in Kinmundy on Aug. 6, 1875. She was one of a family of 6 children, 5 girls and 1 boy. The only son, Thomas J. WADE, and 2 daughters, Bessie WADE and Mary WADE THOMPSON, preceded their sister in death. She was married to Mr. Henry LUX of Kinmundy on Oct. 31, 1900, and 2 sons were born, William E. and Ralph Wade. Her husband died May 19, 1926. This family made their home on a farm in the vicinity of Kinmundy with the exception of 6 months spent in California until Sept. 1931 when on account of Mrs. LUXs failing health, they left the farm and came to be near her sisters that they might assist and comfort her and thereby lessen the burden of suffering. Mrs. LUX died Aug. 19, 1934 in Alton, Ill. where she had been taken for treatment some 8 weeks ago. Surviving are 2 sons; 2 sisters, Mrs. Melvin H. BOYD and Miss Lydia WADE, also of Kinmundy; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services were held from the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Forrest Merle COMBS, son of Logan and Ida COMBS, was born May 21, 1901 in Meacham twp., Marion Co., Ill., and died Aug. 18, 1934 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Coon HOWELL in Clay Co., Ill. He was a member of the Farina Lodge No. 601 A.F. & A.M. He had been in poor health for the past 6 years, and entered the hospital at Rochester, Minn. on May 23, submitting to an operation on June 2. He leaves 3 brothers: Ira, Dewey, and Estel; 2 sisters, Edna and Vena. Services were held at Union Church in Meacham twp., with interment in Elder Cemetery.
- The sixth annual reunion of the MAXEY-HARVEY families was held Aug. 19, 1934 near Alma at the H.H. MAXEY Grove. About 100 were present, several being absent on account of illness. The usual picnic dinner was served at the noon hour. Baseball, various swings and trolley were enjoyed by the youngsters. A list of those present was listed.
- The 5th annual J.M. BASS family reunion was held in Kitchell Park in Pana, Ill. on Aug. 19th. The bountiful dinner was served at the noon hour with plenty of chicken. A list of those present were listed. Officers elected were: President, John M. BASS; Vice President, Leo CLAYTON, Secy and Treas., Raymond BASS. The oldest member present was W.G. CANFIELD, 68, of St. Louis. The youngest member was Carl Marvin CLAYTON, 17 months of age. Pictures were taken and refreshments of ice cream and cake were served.
- Mr. Ben LOOMIS, who is employed as superintendent of the Young Orchards here, was called to his home near Makanda the latter part of the week on account of the serious illness of his mother. She died Sunday. Mrs. Annie YOUNG and son, Charles, attended the funeral Tuesday.
- Aug. 16, being the birthday of Mrs. Wm. B. HAMMER, the members of the Hi Ho Club wended their way to the home of Mrs. Wm. B. HAMMER and were successful in carrying out a complete surprise party.
- Joseph McGEE, familiarly known in Breese as "Cal" died in the local hospital in Breese at noon on Monday. He became suddenly ill on Aug. 8th, after being overheated while working at the State Fish HATCHERY, near Carlyle. He returned home that day feeling ill and during the night, his condition became quite serious, and the next day he was removed to the hospital. A complication of ailments developed, and he grew weaker. The deceased was born in Washington, Ind. on Feb. 20, 1873. He spent his childhood days there with his parents, and when he was 12 years old he went to Sandoval with his parents. When he was 17 years of age the McGEE family moved to Kinmundy. In 1894 he was married to Miss Stella CA__MAN. They lived at Kinmundy until 1917 at which time they moved to Breese. Mr. McGEE was employed in the West mine several years until it ceased operation and he also worked in the Beckemeyer mine. 4 children were born, all of whom survive. They are: Frank McGEE of Flora; Mrs. Clarence CHESNEY of Harvey; John McGEE of St. Louis, and Mrs. John McNAIR of Gillespie. He also leaves 5 grandchildren; 1 brother, Wm. McGEE of Freelandsville, Ind.; and 4 sisters, Mrs. James MONTGOMERY of Breese; Mrs. Scott DAVIDSON of Odin; Mrs. Theo. MILLER and Mrs. J.H. JACKSON of Kinmundy. Services were held at the home of the deceased with interment in the City Cemetery.
- Meacham: Mr. Arthur JOHNSTON was bitten by a black spider last week and suffered a great deal of pain for several days.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Estelle COMBS are the proud parents of a baby girl.
- Meadow Branch: Several attended from this vicinity attended the GARRETT Sale Thursday afternoon.
- East Zion: Mrs. Cyrus ARNOLD and son, Mac, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin ARNOLD, and Maggie McNICOL are spending a few days in Decatur with relatives.
- East Zion: Cyrus ARNOLD spent Sunday with Charlie ARNOLD and family, and attended Sunday School and Church at Greenridge Sunday afternoon.
- Mr. and Mrs. Merle HANKS are parents of an 8 lb. daughter born Aug. 20.
- Mr. and Mrs. Forrest DOOLEN have a baby daughter born Tuesday night, weighing 7½ lbs. and named Helen Lenora.
- Mr. and Mrs. Edgar JONES and son, Leon, attended the State Fair, Monday. They spent Monday night in Maroa visiting relatives. Tuesday morning, while playing, Leon had the misfortune of breaking his arm.
August 30, 1934:
- Master Guin VALLOW, son of your editor and wife, was taken to the Effingham Clinic Monday morning where he underwent and operation for appendicitis. Just 5 weeks ago, Guin was in the hospital with an attack but at that time an operation was not deemed advisable. But this time was deemed a necessity. He stood the operation fine and is getting along dandy. He now has his pickled appendix beside his bed and takes great pleasure in exhibiting it to all visitors. He will celebrate his 12th birthday tomorrow (Friday) by lying in bed.
- A letter is received from Mr. Wm. HOWELL of Atlantic, Iowa and printed.
- Several Kinmundy friends attended the funeral of Dr. J.W. HAMILTON in Mt. Vernon Sunday.
- Shanghai: Mrs. D.A. ARNOLD, son, D.A., and daughters, Mrs. Bessie DISS and Miss Ruby ARNOLD, attended the Meacham Reunion in Vernon Sunday.
- Shanghai: Mr. and Mrs. Leland BRASEL, Mr. and Mrs. Harry BRASEL, and Miss Myrtle BRASEL were in Mt. Vernon Sunday attending the BRASEL Reunion.
- Meadow Branch: Miss Mabel GARRETT of Wheeling W. Va., O.E. GARRETT and daughter, Helen, were callers at the C.H. HOWELL home Friday evening.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Willy GARRETT visited recently with her daughter, Mrs. Wes ROBB and family.
- Green Ridge: Tom GARRETT, Louie and Harry DOUDERA, Buster BENDER, and Joe BLACK spent Thursday in Springfield attending the State Fair.
- Green Ridge: School will open Sept. 4 with Miss Mary WINKS as teacher.
- North Fork: School started at North Fork Aug. 27 with 16 pupils enrolled. Mr. Chas. KILE of Odin is teacher.
- Swift School: A birthday dinner was enjoyed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mack ROBB Sunday in honor of those whose birthdays occur in August. A delicious dinner was served at noon. Those present were: Mark SWIFT and wife, George COLE, wife, and daughter, Ren WAINSCOTT, wife and daughter, Selby GARRETT, wife and son, Fletcher COLE, wife, son and daughter, Eli ROBB, wife and son, Mack ROBB, wife and son. All departed at a late hour wishing each other many more happy birthdays.
- Elder School: The Revival at Pleasant Grove closed Saturday night with a conversion.
- Elder School: The company threshing machine started at Guy SHAFFERs Monday.
- A list of those from Kinmundy attending the MAHON Reunion was printed.
Sept. 6, 1934:
- The many friends of Mrs. Elizabeth SWIFT were saddened Friday morning when they heard that Mrs. Elizabeth Ann SWIFT had died. At first, her illness was not considered to be serious, but when the doctors pronounced the disease creeping paralysis, there was little hope of her recovery. Mrs. SWIFT was one of the most jovial persons we have ever known. She was always looking on the bright side of life, and it seemed her mission was to make others happy. Elizabeth Ann GREEN, daughter of Jonathan and Mary GREEN, was born May 1, 1870 near St. Paul, Ill., and on March 15, 1888 she married Cyrus Moses SWIFT. They had 8 children: Blanche, Elizabeth, James, Russell, Lela, Dwight, Howard, and Raymond. Howard died when a small child. On Dec. 10, 1918, her husband died, and Blanche died Aug. 16, 1929. After the death of her husband, Mrs. SWIFT moved to Kinmundy in 1922 where she had made her home until her death on Aug. 31, 1934. She leaves 6 children: Elizabeth DENNIS of Paris, Ill.; James and Dwight of Iowa; Lela HELPINGSTINE of South Bend, Ind.; Russell and Raymond of Kinmundy; 14 grandchildren; 1 brother, Hon. Ed GREEN of Chicago; 2 sisters, Genora LUHR of College Springs, Iowa; and Decia SWIFT of St. Petersburg, Florida. She was a member of the Christian Church and the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodges. Services were held from the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Charles E. MAULDING, son of Isaac and Tennie MAULDING, was born in Kinmundy Dec. 1, 1870, and died at the home of his son, Otto MAULDING in Centralia on Aug. 31, 1934. He was married to Emma GRAY, daughter of Thomas and Katherine GRAY, on Nov. 19, 1891, and they had 11 children. His wife and 4 children have preceded him in death. He leaves 7 children: Otto of Centralia; Mrs. Maurice MORGAN of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. D.W. ARNOLD of Breese, Ill.; Raymond, Maurice, Alpha and Mrs. Wm. MORRIS of Kinmundy; also 1 sister, Ella MAULDING of Odin; and 1 brother, T.E. MAULDING of Centralia. Services were held from the Fredonia Church with interment in Fredonia Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. John HAMMER and daughter, Mrs. Vivian HELVEY and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter SINGER, of South Bend, Ind., were enroute to Kinmundy Saturday night to spend Sunday and Monday with homefolks, when near Casey, Ill. they met with an accident. They went around a large truck and went off the pavement, and in attempting to get back on the road got in the path of a truck sending both the car and truck into the ditch. Luckily no one was hurt.
- In Memoriam of Ellen SEE who died Sept. 7, 1933, sadly missed by her husband and family.
- Mrs. A.N. GRAY entertained at dinner Friday in honor of George, Donald, Harold, Phyllis, and Dorothy MILLER, who are soon leaving to make their home in South Bend, Ind.
- Lila Fae DOOLEN, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. DOOLEN, died at her home in Kinmundy on Aug. 31, 1924. On April 15, two darling baby girls were born to Mr. and Mrs. DOOLEN, so alike that even the mother could not tell them apart. They were given the names of Lila Fae and Lela Mae, and came to a family of brothers, Bennie and Charles Lee, the grandfather, Mr. Charles DOOLEN, the aunt, Mrs. Icy GARRETT. She also leaves the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Riley WILLIAMS, and the great-grandfather, F.M. ROBB. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Doolen Cemetery.
- Mr. Thomas M. SMITH suffered a stroke of paralysis last Friday morning while lying in bed. He had awakened at about 4 oclock and he and Mrs. SMITH had talked, and she convinced him to sleep a little longer. She arose at about 5:30 a.m. and dressed. She notice him rather numbling and went to his side. Noticing something was wrong she summoned Dr. MILLER and he pronounced it a stroke. His 3 daughters were summoned as was his sister. He died yesterday afternoon.
- Vernon BURKETT has moved his restaurant from the State Bank Building to the Rohrbough Building. Maurice MAULDING has moved his restaurant from the Donovan Building to the building vacated by Mr. BURKETT. Mrs. Pauline NELMS MORRIS will open a Hat Shop in the Donovan Building vacated by Mr. MAULDING.
- Wayne, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy BARBEE, died at the family home in this city Saturday after a brief illness. Services were held from the home Sunday with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. C.G. JACKSON entertained 10 little girls last Thursday afternoon from 2 until 5 at a "Movie Star Rehearsal" in honor of her daughter, Leonas, 10th birthday. The guests arrived in movie star costumes and games and contests were enjoyed, Misses Helen JACKSON and Shirley MILLER being prize winners. Ice cream and individual angel food cakes were served to the guests.
- Miss DEW and Mrs. Martha WATERHOUSE entertained Sunday in honor of their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Lee ROBB of Pana, and also Mrs. Louise BANGS and Mr. and Mrs. Earl BANGS of Chicago. Relatives invited to meet these guests of honor were: Mr. and Mrs. Sellie HOWELL of Farina; Mr. and Mrs. Charles HOWELL, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. ROBB, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. LYNCH, Mr. Sam HOWELL, Mrs. Jennie MAHAN, Miss Carrie SEE, Mr. Lester HOWELL, and Mary Jane MAZANEK. This group of relatives had never all been together at one time until Sunday.
- Meadow Branch: Darlene COLE visited Tuesday afternoon with Mildred ROBB.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. Andrew NICHOLS died Sunday after a 2 weeks illness of intestinal flu and complications.
- Green Ridge: School begins Monday at Green Ridge with Mary WINKS as teacher.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Ed HARRELL called on Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON on Thursday evening.
- Miss Mary MINER left for Belleville Monday where she is one of the teachers in the Belleville schools.
- Miss Emma ARNOLD of Olney and Miss Pearl ARNOLD at Fairfield were here visiting over the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan ARNOLD.
- The 6th annual BRASEL Reunion was celebrated Aug. 26 at the Park in Mt. Vernon. A list of those attending was included.
- The 12th Annual SOLDNER Reunion was held Sept. 2 at the home of Raymond SOLDNER, 2 miles east of Kinmundy. Officers elected were George SOLDNER, President; and Nettie COOK, Secretary. Deaths reported were Mrs. Wm. SOLDNER and Mrs. Tillie SWITZER; and 1 birth, a son, George Kline, born to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn WELLS. Next years meeting will be at the John SOLDNER home in Marion. A list of those attending was included.
- The 7th Annual BROWN Reunion was held Sept. 2. It was planned to be held in Bryan Park but owing to heavy rain, it was held in the M.E. basement. Elected were Eura BROWN, President; and Mrs. L.J. HAMMER, Secretary. A list of those attending was included.
- Mrs. E. CRANK, daughter, Mrs. Wm. HERRICK and sons of Chicago, Mrs. Verchial TROUT and daughters, and Perry Leonard NEAVILLE, Jr. of this city enjoyed a picnic at Bryan Park Aug. 10 in honor of the birthday of Mrs. HERRICK.
- Mr. and Mrs. F.A. MOTCH were in Fredonia Sunday attending the funeral of Mr. Charles MAULDING, father of Messrs. Raymond and Maurice, and Miss Alpha MAULDING of our city.
Sept. 13, 1934:
- Just as Mr. T.M. SMITH (known throughout the county as Tommy SMITH) was founding out his 50th
year of his business career in the city of Kinmundy, and he passed away on Sept. 5, 1934. Services were held from the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. SMITH was Kinmundys oldest businessman not in age, but in the number of years of service. His fore-bears were of Scotch-Irish descent, coming from Ireland near the Scottish Border to the Colonies of North America. Early days they were mostly farmers, pioneering in several states, each time moving to better themselves. Mr. SMITHs immediate branch of the family came from Lincoln Co., Tenn. to Ill. in 1829, while his father, Charles Monroe SMITH, was yet a mere lad of 7 years, coming at once to Marion Co., where he lived, married, reared his children, and was buried in the cemetery at Alma. The deceased, Thomas Massey SMITH, was the 8th child in a family of 9, of Charles and Mary Ann SMITH, and born Jan. 12, 1858 on a farm south of Kinmundy now the WHITTENBERG farm. He received his education in the school of Marion Co., grew to manhood, and entered on his business career in Kinmundy in 1884. He was in the hay, grain, feed, coal, stock and implement business, and was known as a friend to the farmer, always giving him time to pay, even when it was a severe strain on his own resources. In business he was associated with his nephew, Mr. Charles B. SMITH. Mr. Charles SMITH has lived in the family for many years, the relationship being more than that of a business partnership, the ties were those of esteem and real companionship. He belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Modern Woodman of America, and was a Methodist. He married Sophia BORING on Oct. 21, 1880 at Kinmundy, and they had 8 children, 4 of whom died in infancy. His wife died in 1892, leaving Mr. SMITH to be both father and mother to 4 daughters. The eldest daughter, Anna, died Jan. 21, 1902 at the age of 19. Surviving are 3 daughters: Minnie, now Mrs. Emmett H. RUDOLPH of St. Louis; Mattie, Mrs. Gilbert M. NIRIDER of Decatur; and Georgia, Mrs. Lawrence H. EAGAN of Antonito, Colorado. His grandchildren are: Merle Smith NIRIDER of Chicago; Dosh Marguerite NIRIDER, Fred John NIRIDER of Decatur; Tom Smith EAGAN and Lyle Dama EAGAN of Antonito, Colorado; and a great-grandson, "Jackie", son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle S. NIRIDER. 1 sister is living, Mrs. O.C. TOMLINSON, nee Martha Lyidare SMITH of St. Louis. Mr. SMITH was married to Bessie L. KING on Feb. 20, 1908. (Note a picture of Mr. SMITH accompanied this obituary.)
- Mr. Clarence SLOAN well known businessman of Farina died at his home in Farina on Sunday. Services were held in Farina with interment at Herrick, Ill.
- Harve BRANSON received a message Monday announcing the death of Mrs. Sanford BRANSON at her home in Linton, Ind. Mr. BRANSON is a brother of Harve and Anson BRANSON of this city.
- The last free movie for this season was given Monday evening. They have attracted large crowds and we hope that the people of this community have enjoyed them as much as the merchants have enjoyed giving them.
- Mrs. E. CRANK entertained Mrs. Verchial TROUT, son Elwin, and daughters, Wilmadene and Christine, in her home last Wednesday in honor of Elwins 15th birthday.
- William Andrew NICHOLS, son of W.T. and Polly Ann NICHOLS, was born May 14, 1861, and died Sept. 2, 1934. He married Minnie Eliza MAULDING on Sept. 24, 1886. They had 8 children, the following 5 of whom survive: 1 son, Xon A. NICHOLS of Salem; and 4 daughters, Mrs. Ruby ZOLLAR of Salem; Mrs. Opal KAY of Hammond, Ind.; Mrs. Rhea SHREFFLER of Alma; and Mrs. Blanche FOSTER of Billings, Montana. 1 son, Basil, and a daughter, Tennie Anna BAYLIS, died Nov. 27, 1914, and his wife died Nov. 24, 1916. He and his wife were converted at an early age and were baptized in 1887 and placed in the North Zion Methodist Church. In 1906, they moved to near Kinmundy and placed their membership in the Kinmundy Southern Methodist Church. He lived his entire life in Marion county. He is also survived by 1 brother, Charlie H. NICHOLS of Odin; 3 sisters, Mrs. Will J. ADAMS of Billings, Montana; Mrs. H.B. ADAMS and Miss Ora NICHOLS of Odin; and 12 grandchildren.
- Last Thursday evening, the softball games were called on account of rain. Following are the standings of the league games as they finished:
- Green Ridge: Miss Lillian DOUDERA and Tom GARRETT spent Sunday in Vandalia with Mr. and Mrs. Paul CALDWELL.
- Green Ridge: Mr. Elmer BASSETT and daughter, Miss Edith, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Gage BASSETT.
- Young School: R.F. MAXEY and family spent Sunday at the R.W. MAXEY home celebrating the Sept. birthdays of Robert Jr., Martha, and Ralph MAXEY.
- Frederic PRUETT left Saturday for Carbondale where he entered as a freshman at Southern Ill. Normal University, his fathers Alma Mater.
- The friends of Mrs. Fannie LOWE will be glad to know she is convalescing and is being cared for so attentively at the home of her niece, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- Mr. and Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER were in Centralia Sunday morning attending the funeral of Mrs. HART.
- Fred GAMMON and Zarold LEWIS have gone to Carbondale to enter their sophomore year at the S.I.N.U.
- Earl YUND left for Carbondale Monday to enroll as a Freshman at S.I.N.U.
- Mr. and Mrs. W.S. PRUETT motored to Lebanon Sunday to visit their son, Walter B., who is a student at McKendree.
- Mr. and Mrs. Bob ROBERTS of Chicago stopped in Kinmundy Sunday on their way from St. Louis to Pittsburgh, Pa. to visit relatives, the J.T. ARNOLDs, and the E.E. BROWNs. It had been 17 years since Mr. ROBERTS had last visited in Kinmundy.
Sept. 20, 1934:
- Mr. John M. STALLIONS, aged 66, died at his home southwest of this city yesterday morning after several weeks illness, having suffered a stroke of paralysis some time ago. Services will be held from Brown Church in Meacham twp. with interment in Phillips Cemetery.
- Louis Stephen CORNELL, son of Mrs. Cora CORNELL, of Kinmundy, and Miss Dorothy Jean SLAGLEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. SLAGLEY, of Alma. Mrs. J.O. SLAGLEY of Alma were married Saturday evening at the Methodist parsonage in Alma. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Fred BOYD of Kinmundy. Mrs. CORNELL attended the Alma High School and later finished at Sandoval High. Mr. CORNELL is a graduate of Kinmundy High, Class of 1932. They will make their home for the present with the grooms mother, Mrs. Cora CORNELL.
- Mrs. Nellie LACEY KOLLMAN died at her home 4 miles northwest of Altamont on Sept. 16, after a weeks illness of influenza and bronchitis, aged 42 years. The deceased was the eldest child of Mr. and the late Mrs. Hiram LACEY, formerly of Meacham twp. She leaves a husband and 5 children. Services were held from the Catholic Church in Altamont with interment in the Altamont Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. Frank JONES were in Vernon Sunday attending the 64th anniversary of Mr. JONES father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. JONES. All of the children and grandchildren were present except 1 granddaughter.
- Mrs. Frank JOHNSON residing on what is known as the Sam DOLL farm southwest of this city, died at her home yesterday morning aged, 34 years, 1 month, and 26 days. Death was caused by parturition. Services will be held from the Christian Church in this city with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Besides her husband, Mrs. JOHNSON leaves 3 children, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LENHART, and 1 sister, Mrs. Clyde GARRETT.
- Miss Jean VALLOW entertained 14 little girl friends at her home last Saturday in honor of her 9th birthday with was Sept. 10th. The afternoon was spent with games and contests, and Misses Annette VALLOW and Eileen LACEY were awarded prizes.
- In Memoriam of William MORRIS who died Sept. 21, 1932.
- Mr. Louis J. LACEY underwent a hernia operation 2 weeks ago.
- Meacham: Mrs. Nellie LACEY COLEMAN died at her home near Altamont Sunday. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and the late Mrs. Hiram LACEY of Meacham. Services were held at Altamont. She leaves a husband and several children.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Albert HAMPSTEN had a very unpleasant experience Sept. 10 when driving home from Kinmundy. At the STORRs Corner they were held up by 2 men and 1 woman and robbed of $4.00 in cash. It doesnt seem safe to be on the highway even in daytime.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Willie GARRETT came Tuesday evening to visit her daughter, Mrs. Wes ROBB and family.
- John Robert ROBB and Monroe MARLOW left Sunday for Champaign. They are students at Illinois University.
Sept. 27, 1934:
- Juanita LENHART, daughter of George William and Pearl SEE LENHART, was born July 23, 1900, and died Sept. 19, 1934. She united with the Kinmundy Christian Church when she was 19 years old. On Aug. 13, 1918, she married Charles Franklin JOHNSON, and they had 3 sons, all of whom survive: Charles William, Robert Ellis, and the tiny infant son who embarked on the rough sea of life just 2 short hours before the mothers barque was anchored on the Heavenly Shore of Immortality. She grew to womanhood in the vicinity of her late home. She was preceded in death by an infant brother and sister. She leaves to mourn: her husband and 3 sons; her parents; 1 sister, Mrs. Freda GARRETT; an aged grandmother, Mrs. Caroline LENHART; and an aged grandfather, Mr. Henry SEE. Services were held from the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Jessie, the 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur BROWN, residing near Cartter, died Monday after a brief illness.
- Members of the ROBB family to the number of nearly 100 met at the Jollywoods Park Sunday for their annual reunion. At noon a basket dinner was spread on long tables, and if tables could grown in their appreciation of plenty, these tables surely would have groaned aloud Sunday. A list was included of those attending - other than from Kinmundy and the country round about.
- Webster LOWE, of this city, was in Salem Monday and Tuesday serving on the grand jury. The jury cleaned up their work in 2 days and there were seventeen indictments returned. One of the indictments returned by the grand jury was against Earl HUDDLESTON, of Salem, who stole 3 sacks of grass seed from Chester KLINE, and 3 sacks from Ike HITE, both residing south of Kinmundy. HUDDLESTON was caught a week ago Saturday and admitted his guilt. He was arraigned before a justice who released him to secure bail, and he has not been heard from since. Now that he has been indicted by the grand jury, a State warrant will be issued for his arrest. Circuit Court will again convene next Monday morning. The trial of Norman BRIMBERRY for the killing of Herbert KEEN, has been set for next Thursday. This trial will be of much interest to the people of Kinmundy as both were well known here.
- North Fork: Cleve DOOLEN and family, Guy ARNOLD and family, Bob GREEN, wife and sons, and Aunt Mary WALKER of North Fork attended the ROBB Reunion at Alma Sunday.
- North Fork: Frank GARRETT, wife and babe were callers at Orie ARNOLDs and Clyde GARRETTs Sunday A.M.
- North Fork: Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and daughter, and Mrs. Orie ARNOLD were business visitors in Alma and Salem Monday P.M.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB and family attended the ROBB Reunion in Bryan Park, Sunday.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. John BORING are parents of a 10½ lb. son named Andrew Jefferson.
Oct. 4, 1934:
- Emily M., daughter of Samuel and Jane DICKEY GIBSON, was born March 5, 1852, in Washington Co., Ill., and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe BACKENSTO in Kinmundy, Ill., Sept. 26, 1934. She was the last in a family of 8 children, and grew to womanhood near her birthplace. In 1872 she married Mr. John PETERS in Centralia. Soon after their marriage they went to Edgewood to make their home, and here they lived their entire married life. They had 7 children: Henry, Roy, Charles, Anna, Grace, Maude and Lawrence. Lawrence died at the age of 20, and Mr. PETERS died April 10, 1918. After the death of her husband, she retained her home in Edgewood for awhile, and then went to live among her children. After her health would not permit her to travel much, she made her home with her daughter, Anna, in Kinmundy. She was a charter member of the Christian Church in Edgewood, being a member for 45 years, and a member of the Edgewood O.E.S. Besides her 6 children, she leaves 14 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Christian Church in Edgewood with interment in Edgewood Cemetery.
- Mrs. Nettie BRIDGEWATER died at her home in Fontanet, Ind. last Friday having suffered a paralytic stroke several weeks ago. The body was prepared for burial in Fontanet and brought by motor to the Linton and Beery Funeral Parlor in this city, accompanied by her son, Ora. Services were held in the Cockrell Cemetery where interment was made. Nettie MISELBROOK, daughter of Charles and Fannie MISELBROOK, was born in Kinmundy, Marion Co., Ill. on Aug. 15, 1876, and died Sept. 28, 1934 at her home in Fontanet, Ind. She grew to womanhood at her home near Kinmundy. For the past 25 years she has made her home in Fontanet, Ind. She leaves her husband; 1 son, Ora;, 1 sister, Mrs. Amanda BARTLETT of Fontanet; and 1 brother, Roy MISELBROOK of near Kinmundy.
- The Annual Meeting of the stockholders of the Kinmundy Building and Loan Association was held Monday, and C.R. ALDERSON, Dr. Hugo MILLER, and E. WORMLEY were re-elected as directors. President C.F. PRUETT discussed affairs of the Association. Since the depression hit, they have had to take over several pieces of property. Some of this property has been sold, some at a small profit and some at a loss, while that left on hand is producing some income while some does not bring in enough to pay taxes and insurance.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde OSBORNE and Mr. and Mrs. Jim OSBORNE spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jim BASSETT and children.
- East Zion: Several of the young folks gathered at the home of Irene LIVESAY and helped her celebrate her 15th birthday anniversary.
- Mrs. B.F. LOWE returned home Sunday evening from Vernon, Ill. where she had been visiting at the home of her brother, Isham DOOLEN. On Saturday, a sumptuous chicken dinner was served to several neighbors and friends in honor of Mrs. LOWEs birthday.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Emmett MULVANEY celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary Sunday.
- Meacham: Mrs. Nettie BRIDGEWATER, nee Nettie MISELBROOK, of Fontanet, Ind. was brought to Kinmundy and her body laid to rest in Cockrell Cemetery Monday afternoon.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ellis JOHNSON are parents of a 9 lb. daughter born Monday at St. Marys Hospital in Centralia.
- Mrs. Adah SHRIVER, after spending several years in Kinmundy, has this week moved back to her home in Sandoval.
- Mr. and Mrs. Wm. SLANE have a baby girl born Sept. 25 named Marilyn Louise. She has a brother, Carroll Lynn.
- Mrs. Icy GARRETT and Mrs. G.T. BALLANCE spent a few days of this week in St. Louis, the guests of Mrs. BALLANCEs son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BALLANCE.
- Mr. and Mrs. Dolph HAMMER were in Salem Tuesday attending the funeral of their brother-in-law, Mr. Zan W. FISHER of St. Louis.
Oct. 11, 1934:
- The trial of Norman BRIMBERRY for the killing of Herbert KEEN, was held Thursday and he was found guilty. He was sentenced to serve 35 years in the penitentiary. He was then arraigned on a manslaughter charge for the killing of Jake ONHAUSER, was found guilty and given 25 years on this count. He is to serve one day each year in solitary confinement.
- Annetta A. CAMERER writes of the Annual Kinmundy-California Picnic was held Sept. 30 in Los Angeles, Cal. A list of those attending was included.
- Mr. J.A. BALDOCK was arraigned in court Friday on the charge of assault with a deadly weapon and was found guilty. He plead his own case. It is his intention to take an appeal on the case and he was given until Oct. 16, to make such an appeal.
- Mr. Ernest JONES, son of Mrs. Susannah JONES, of Meacham twp., and Miss Marjorie HAMMER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myron HAMMER, of this city, slipped away to Macon, Ill., yesterday where they were married. Upon their return home in the evening, a rousing charivari awaited them. The groom is an industrious young farm lad.
- Oct. 7, being the 62nd birthday of Mr. Chas. H. VALLOW, relatives to the number of 36 came in at the noon hour with well filled baskets and gave him a delightful surprise. The afternoon was spent in a social way and listening in on the World Series. As Mr. VALLOW is a staunch Cardinal fan, it would have been a better day for him had the St. Louis team won the game. But nevertheless, it will be a day long to be remembered by him. Those present besides Mr. and Mrs. VALLOW and son, Audrey, were: Mr. Ellis VALLOW and Mr. and Mrs. Oliver VALLOW and 3 children of Livingston; Mrs. Bertha GARDENER BROWN and daughter, Elaine, of Kansas City, Mo.; Miss Nettie GARDENER of Brazil, Ind.; Mrs. Clara VALLOW and Miss Mary WILLMAN of OFallon; Mr. and Mrs. Jack HOLLIDAY of East St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. W.A. MAXWELL, Mr. and Mrs. Riley WILLIAMS, Mr. and Mrs. James WILLIAMS and sons, Russell and Richard, Buddy, Jimmy, Zola, and Helen ROBNETT, Mrs. W. B. VALLOW and 3 children, and Mr. and Mrs. J.N. VALLOW and 3 children.
- Rev. Ralph PAGE arrived home from Church Sunday morning and found his congregation and many more friends at his home with well filled baskets to help him celebrate his birthday. A list coming from out-of-town was included.
- Oct. 7, the children of Mrs. Jennie STOCK gave her a pleasant surprise on her return home the occasion being her 72nd birthday. Well filled baskets were brought. Those present at the dinner were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred STOCK, Frederick and Deloras of Effingham; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur STOCK, Charles, Shirley, Joan, and Billie Gene, of Centralia; Mr. and Mrs. Leo STOCK of St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. Fred KLEISS, Mildred, Harold, and Helen, and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. METZGER of Kinmundy; and Henry Magsamen of Pesotum. Other callers were Mr. and Mrs. Walter LESEMAN and daughter, Mrs. MANN of Los Angeles, Cal., and Miss Anna KOLB.
- Sunday being Marion ELDERs 77th birthday, his relatives and friends, gave him a genuine surprise at the home of his grandson, Robert MAXEY. Mr. ELDER was born in Effingham county and has spent his entire life near Kinmundy with the exception of 4 years in Missouri. There were 27 persons who partook in the dinner, 5 of whom were over 75 years old. They were: Mr. ELDER, Owen GEORGE, Sam JONES, Henry JACKSON, and Mrs. Anna FISH SCOTT.
- Mr. and Mrs. Percy FOLLOWELL are parents of a 12 lb. son, born to them Oct. 6. Mrs. FOLLOWELL was formerly Miss Christine KEEN.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. BRITTON of Tamaroa were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL.
- Young School: Mr. and Mrs. Percy FOLLOWELL are parents of a 12½ lb. boy.
- Young School: Mr. and Mrs. R.F. MAXEY and sons attended a birthday Sunday at the R.W. MAXEY home for Mr. Marion ELDER, it being his 76th birthday.
- Wilson School: Mr. and Mrs. Fred KLEISS and family attended a birthday dinner in honor of Mrs. KLEISS mother, Mrs. Jennie STOCK, Sunday.
- Shanghai: Mr. and Mrs. E.H. GRAY attended the CONANT Reunion at Oscar YUNDs Sunday.
- Green Ridge: Mr. Noah THOMAS and family attended the GARRETT Reunion Sunday.
- Walter PRUETT returned to Lebanon Monday where he is a student at McKendree College. He came Friday night and spent part of the day which was his 17th birthday.
- On Sunday, Oct. 7, thirty-six neighbors and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe LANSFORD with well filled baskets to celebrate Monroes 51st birthday anniversary. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Harrison EAGAN, Mr. and Mrs. John SHAW and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil LOWE and family, Mr . and Mrs. Dale ARNOLD and son, Mr. and Mrs. Dick ATKINS and son, Mr. and Mrs. Charles ROBB and Norma Gayle, Mrs. Ella GARRETT, and Mr. Andy EAGAN. Mr. and Mrs. Eli MORGAN were afternoon callers. All departed wishing Monroe many more happy birthdays.
- Mr. and Mrs. Harve BRANSON motored to Farina Sunday and enjoyed dinner in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Wilford SMITH in honor of the 37th wedding anniversary of both Mr. and Mrs. BRANSON and Mr. and Mrs. SMITH.
Oct. 18, 1934:
- The city enriched its coffer Saturday evening by magistrate DUNLAP imposing fines on 2 different parties. In fact there seemed to be quite of excitement in the old town Saturday night. The first thing, Mr. Bruce WALLACE of Marion, was driving his car through the streets cutting a few capers, characteristic of one under the influence of intoxicating liquor. He was picked up by the city authorities and a fine imposed and then turned over to a friend from Salem, who took care of him. And then a little later on in that evening, Mr. Wilbur BROOM, a young gentleman from Alma, who was also under the influence of liquor, stepped in Dr. MILLERs office where the doctor sat talking to Messrs. A.S. PARRISH and R.S. LENHART. BROOM had a small glass jar in his hand which he partly concealed and holding out one finger, said "Up with them." Dr. MILLER saw that he was intoxicated and asked him if there was anything he could do for him. He seemed to want to pick a fight. Dr. MILLER got him outside and then walked to the corner to see if he could find the proper authorities to run him in. Not seeing anything of them, he walked back to his office and BROOM again accosted him in front of the office and started to pull him into the alley. At this, Dr. MILLER tripped him but BROOM pulled him down on top of him, but his strength being greater than the doctors, BROOM was soon on top. Then he began hitting the doctor on the head with his bottle, threatening to kill him. The doctor then began called for help. PARRISH and LENHART rushed from the office, PARRISH going for more help while LENHART took BROOM off. When BROOM saw more help coming, he ran. A.C. DUNLAP and Guy BARBEE soon arrived on the scene and then told who the assailant was, figured that he would soon make for Alma. So they went to the SNELLING Filling Station to await his coming by there. Upon their arrival there, they were informed that a BROOM boy from Alma had just left there in a Ford car. They gave chase and overtook the car by the I.C. Lake. When the car was halted, a fellow made for the brush and was soon lost in the woods. In the meantime, C.B. MENDENHALL had witnessed the maneuvers of BROOM and saw him lie down close to Carl DUNLAPs residence. He reported this to Mayor FOX and O.K. MILLER and the latter soon captured him and lodged him in the city bastile. Sunday morning, he was taken to Salem where he was placed in jail and is being held for drunkenness , resisting an officer and attempted holdup and a charge of "assault with intent to kill" may be added. Going back to the fellow who escaped in the woods, he was finally rounded up at about 3 oclock Sunday morning. The authorities thought it rather peculiar that he would run like he did when, in reality, he was no the man they were looking for. He was found to be Fred BROOM, a brother of Wilbur, and was turned loose Sunday morning by paying a fine for being intoxicated. These boys are the sons of William BROOM, who is well known in this vicinity.
- Alma lost a very valuable citizen Friday in the death of Mr. Jacob POOL, who had been ailing for the past several weeks. Services were held Sunday from the M.E. Church with interment in Jones Cemetery in Foster twp.
- North Fork Club: The North Fork Club was delightfully entertained at the home of Mrs. Icy GARRETT and Mr. C.I. DOOLEN, Thursday, Sept. 27, with most all members present. A delicious pot luck dinner was served at the noon hour, and which was very much enjoyed by all. Quilting was the work of the day and much was accomplished as the quilt was almost finished. Guests of the day were Mr. and Mrs. G.T. BALLANCE, Mr. and Mrs. Ora ATKINS, Mrs. A.C. DUNLAP, Mrs. Carl DUNLAP, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. DOOLEN and children, Mrs. Dow GREEN, Mr. F.M. ROBB, Mr. B.F. LINTON, Miss Katherine LOWE and Miss Marie OBRIEN. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Chas. ROBB, Oct. 25th.
- Mr. J.A. BALDOCK appeared before the court last Tuesday and was sentenced to 1 year on the penal farm. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation. We know that Mr. BALDOCK was glad of this and we can truly say that we are also.
- Annette, daughter of your editor and wife, was taken to the Effingham Clinic Monday where an emergency operation was performed and her appendix removed. She is doing exceedingly well. Now arises a theory, is appendicitis hereditary, or is it contagious, or is it just a happenstance that it strikes so often in the same family.
- In looking over the long list of birthday surprises published last week, we know that Mrs. J.R. MAHAN and Miss Carrie SEE felt slighted when they did not read an account of their surprise parties. But really we did not know about them, or they surely would have been mentioned in this column. Were sorry.
- In our last issue an announcement of the wedding, the brides name should have been Genevieve instead of Marjorie. We knew better but it was merely a slip of the pen. (Note: This was in the announcement of the wedding of Ernest JONES, son of Mrs. Susannah JONES, of Meacham twp., and Miss HAMMER.)
- Mr. Dick GEORGE underwent an operation in St. Marys hospital in Centralia Tuesday for the removal of cancer from his forehead. He is doing very nicely.
- Sunday being the 79th birthday anniversary of Mr. Albert MAXWELL, several of his relatives gathered at his home with well filled baskets at the noon hour. Save for a touch of lumbago, Mr. MAXWELL is in fair health and is still going strong. Those present besides Mr. and Mrs. MAXWELL were: Mrs. Mary GENTRY, Mr. and Mrs. Will HEISTAND and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Guy SHAFFER and family, Mr. and Mrs. Thurman ROBB and daughter, Mrs. Etta VALLOW and son, and Mr. Dewey MAXWELL.
- Merle BAYLIS met with quite a surprise last Saturday morning when he went to harness the horses on Mrs. A.J. YOUNGs farm. 4 sets of harness were missing, which was all they had. Even some of the collars were gone. Mrs. YOUNG is offering a nice little sum as a reward for any information which will lead to the arrest of the guilty parties. The harness is worth about $100. On the same morning, Mrs. Julia MAXEY and Mrs. Eli ROBB missed some chickens. This is the first chicken stealing reported to us for some time.
- Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth HARVEY of Ridgefarm, Ill., former residents of this community announced the marriage of their son, Cecil, to Miss Pauline RICE of Georgetown, Ill. The couple will make their home with the HARVEY family for the remainder of the year.
- The local cheese factory will cease operation the last day of this month. The milk will be received here and hauled to the St. Peter factory during the winter months, and then this factory reopened next Spring if the supply of milk will justify it.
- The trial of Mrs. Susan D. INMAN for arson was held yesterday and there were about 50 people from Kinmundy who had a "special invitation" to attend the trial, although there were only about 10 used as witnesses. The trial was the outgrowth of Mrs. INMANs home-burning last March. After the case went to jury, it was out in a very short time, and returned a verdict of not guilty.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Vera McCULLEY called on Mrs. Esta ROBB Monday afternoon.
- Meadow Branch: Ira MARSHALL purchased a cow from Wes ROBB recently.
- Miss Lucy DEW and sister, Mrs. Martha WATERHOUSE, received a wire Saturday informing them of the death of their brothers wife, Mrs. John DEW in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.
- North Fork: Mrs. Esta ROBB was a caller at Clyde GARRETTS last Friday P.M.
- East Zion News: Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT are the proud parents of an 8 lb. baby boy. He goes by the name of Carroll Mac. He was born last Thursday night.
- Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT are the proud parents of a son, Carroll Mack, who arrived Friday, Oct. 12. His appearance has made Mr. C.I. DOOLEN a very proud great-grandfather for the second time.
- North Fork: Bert GARRETT and family spent Sunday with their son, Carroll, and family to get acquainted with the new grandson, Carroll Mac.
- North Fork: Carl HEADLEY, wife and baby left last week for Loami, Ill. where he has employment.
- East Zion News: Mr. Selby GARRETT is assisting Charlie ARNOLD in cutting caffir corn.
- Meacham: Mrs. Susannah JONES had the misfortune to fall out of a spring wagon Sunday and break her arm. She with Misses Avis and Ada were on their way to attend the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jake KAEFERLE, east of Farina. 32 were present. Mrs. JONES with 5 others were at their wedding 50 years ago.
- Omega: Earl BRISCOW of Missouri and Janie DAVISSON motored to Kinmundy last week and were married in the Church of God.
- Brown: A large crowd gathered at the home of Clyde JONES Saturday night to attend the birthday surprise for Miss Theo HUDDLESTON.
- Mrs. Icy GARRETT arrived home Tuesday evening after a 10 day visit in Chicago with her daughter, Mrs. Lewie SULLENS.
Oct. 25, 1934:
- Mr. Gus PROTZ of Vernon, was killed Sunday evening when the car in which he was riding ran into a truck. Mr. and Mrs. PROTZ and daughter accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde HEISTAND, residing south of this city, motored to Villa Grove and spent the day with Mrs. Lyda GARRETT and daughters. They were returning home when the accident happened. A truck failed to make a stop on coming onto the slab, and Mrs. PROTZ, who was driving the car, could not stop in time to avoid the accident. The occupants were taken to Vandalia Hospital where Mr. PROTZ died Monday morning. The daughter suffered a broken arm while the rest of the occupants were considerably bruised. The deceased was a disabled World War Veteran.
- Mr. and Mrs. Harry EAGAN are announcing the marriage of their eldest daughter, Marcelline, of Mattoon, and Mr. Carroll CROSS of Neoga, Ill., which occurred Sept. 22, 1934 at the Christian parsonage in Marshall, Ill. The marriage came as a complete surprise to the brides parents, as well as to her many friends, and it was while on a brief visit here to her parents last Thursday that the secret affair was revealed. The bride is well known here having attended Kinmundy High School. For the past 2 years she has made her home in Mattoon, where she has employment. The groom is a native of Neoga, but plans to make their future home in Peoria, Ill. While here Thursday, they in company with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry EAGAN, motored to Alma and announced their marriage to the brides grandmother, Mrs. Anna RHODES, son Leon, and daughters, Mrs. Ernest HARRIS and Mrs. Blanche AUSTIN.
- Mr. Frank COX, a resident of Meacham twp., died Tuesday after being bedfast several weeks suffering from cancer.
- Francis McKendrie, son of Agnes PRUETT and Samuel ROBB, was born Sept. 22, 1847. The home in which he was born was located on the site where the M.E. Church now stands, and he has the distinction of being the first male child born in Kinmundy. He was of a family of 7 children all having preceded him in death, but 1 brother, R.C. ROBB, of this city, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary WALKER, and Mrs. James ARNOLD, both of Foster twp. Mr. ROBB was married to Julia M. LOWE, Jan. 31, 1867, and they went to a farm northwest of town to make their home. This union was blessed with 9 children, 8 daughters and 1 son: Hattie, Margaret, Martha, Mary, Agnes, Emma, Lulu, Eli and Ella. 5 of these children survive: Mrs. Hattie ARNOLD, Mrs. Agnes JONES, Mrs. Lulu JONES, Mrs. Emma ARNOLD, and S. Eli ROBB. The wife and mother died in 1925. He also leaves 22 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren. When a young man he with his wife united with their home church, Arnold Chapel. He was a member of the Kinmundy Lodge, A.F. & A.M. for over 50 years. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emmett JONES, Oct. 19, 1934. Services were held from the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Oct. 22, was the 4th birthday of Miss Jean ALEXANDER, and Mrs. ALEXANDER invited Misses Helen and Zola ROBNETT, Marilyn Ann and Jacqueline Louise HUMPHREY, Arlene ZIMMER, and Peggy JACKSON to spend the afternoon with Jean and her sister, Joan. Mrs. ALEXANDER was assisted during the afternoon by Mrs. William HUMPHREY of Springfield.
- Mrs. Mary HOCKADAY has received an announcement of the birth of a son on Oct. 12th in the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred HOCKADAY, of Alamosa, Colo.
- Omega: James PRESGROVE, an old and respected citizen of Omega twp., died at his home Saturday. Services were held at Iuka Monday with interment in Iuka cemetery.
- Meacham: Harold SLANE, who is attending high school in Xenia, had the misfortune to break his arm Sat.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. H.M. CADY and sons, Marshall and Stanley, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Addis WALTON and family. Afternoon callers were Roberta ARNOLD and Mr. and Mrs. Jim BASSETT and children.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Dow GREEN and Mr. and Mrs. Orie ATKINS and daughters spent Sunday in Kinmundy with Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- North Fork: Mrs. Ruby GARRETT spent last week at the Carroll GARRETT home, caring for her little grandson, Carroll Mac.
- North Fork: Clyde GARRETT, wife, and daughter visited Sunday with Pid BASSETT and family.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and Lila Pauline spent last Friday with George LENHART and wife.
- Mr. and Mrs. C.G. JACKSON are parents of a 7½ lb. daughter who made her arrival Oct. 22 and named Virginia Sue.
Nov. 1, 1934:
- Frank M. COX was born March 31, 1857, and died at his home east of Kinmundy Oct. 28, 1934. He married Nan A. SOLOMON on Dec. 5, 1882, and she preceded him in death 2 years ago. Surviving are 3 children: Mrs. Geo. A. NEAVILL of this city; Mrs. L.E. GREEN of Patoka; and Oscar COX and who lived beside him; 3 grandchildren: Mrs. Orville SCHROEDER, Madeline and L.E. GREEN of Patoka; 2 sisters, Mrs. William EAGAN and Miss Stella COX of this city. Services were held from the home Thursday with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. Maurice MAULDING sold his Café to Mr. Earl READNOUR Tuesday, and he assumed charge immediately after the deal was closed. Mr. MAULDING entered the restaurant business last spring. Mr. READNOUR is a Kinmundy boy, although he has been away from here for several years and just recently returned to make his home with his father, Mr. George READNOUR.
- Mr. Len LEWIN has purchased the cheese factory from Art SCHMIDT and will continue operation starting today. He will receive milk every other day until further notice.
- Oct. 28 was the (?) birthday of Mrs. Lizzie CRANK and in honor of the occasion, Mrs. CRANK invited Mrs. H. GRAY, Mrs. J.H. JACKSON, Mrs. John PUFFER, Mrs. Bud FEATHER, Miss Della SEXTON, Mrs. A.J. JACKSON, Mrs. Wm. HAMMER and Mrs. Pete MILLER to spend the afternoon with her and her sister, Mrs. WEBRIGHT.
- Chas. B. ROHRBOUGH writes about the election Nov. 6, and his running as Republican for County Treasurer. (Note: A picture was included.)
- Mr. and Mrs. Edwin STEVENSON of Alton announce the arrival of a new baby girl. The mother is formerly Miss Alice BALLANCE of this city.
- Greenridge (from last week): Callers at the Forest WILLIAMS home on Wed. to help Mrs. Forest WILLIAMS and Mrs. F.L. DOUDERA celebrate their birthdays were: Mr. Charlie McWHIRTER and family, Mr. and Mrs. Loren WILLIAMS, Kathryn BLACK, Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS, and Frank L. DOUDERA Jr. and family.
- Greenridge (from last week): Misses Laura and Josephine DOUDERA, Bessie THOMAS and Mildred McNICOL called on Mrs. Carroll GARRETT Sunday night.
- Swift School: Word was received here of the birth of a son to Gilbert DOOLEN and wife of Carbondale named Glenn Maurice.
- Swift School: George COLE, wife and daughter, Sam LOWE, wife and son, Eli ROBB, wife and son, and Ren WAINSCOTT and wife spent Sunday at the Fletcher COLE home in honor of the birthdays of Mrs. George COLE, little Sammie LOWE, Jr. and William COLE.
Nov. 8, 1934:
- Mary Virginia, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth MAHON DOOLEN, was born Nov. 2, 1847. She was 1 of a family of 13 children, all of whom were born on a farm in Foster twp., and there all grew to manhood and womanhood, except 2, James Daniel and Emily, who died when small children. Of the brothers and sisters of this large family only 2 remain to mourn the loss of their dear one: Mrs. Fannie LOWE of Kinmundy, and Isham W. DOOLEN of Vernon. She married Andrew J. FOSTER on Oct. 4, 1866 and he, with his bride, moved to a farm northwest of this city, to make their home. To this union came 8 children: Elmer, Emma, Anna F., Marrietta, Homer, Louie Washington, Orville and Clyde. In 1883, the family moved to Kinmundy and into the home where they have lived for half a century. The husband died on May 20, 1932. The children who survive are: Anna TOMLINSON of Salem; Etta DARDEN of Little Rock, Ark.; Orville FOSTER of Chicago Heights; and Clyde FOSTER of Chicago. She became a member of the M.E. Church for a number of years. "Aunt Mary" has been confined to her home for about 25 years. Her visitors were many and all enjoyed the time spent her. She died Oct. 31, 1934. Besides the sister, brother, and children, she is survived by 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held from the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Bartholomew FITZE, son of Jacob and Elizabeth FITZE, was born in Switzerland in 1850. He came to the United States in 1884, and settled in or near Ramsey. He married and to that union 1 daughter, Jessie, was born. Both wife and daughter preceded him in death in 1916. He came to Kinmundy and resided here until his death on Oct. 30, 1934. In 1916 he married Mrs. Anna CHARLTON, who survives him. Besides his wife, surviving are 3 step-children: Frank, Sephie, and Dave BOUGHERS and 3 step-grandchildren. Services were held from the Nelms Undertaking Parlor with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. Frances HOLT died Oct. 29 in the Anna State Hospital after a brief illness, having suffered a stroke of paralysis a few weeks ago. Services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. MERRITT in Salem. Rev. FAHENSTOCK of the First Methodist Church, of which Mrs. HOLT was a member, conducted the services. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Vernon, Ill. Frances W. FOX was born Aug. 4, 1875, the daughter of Dr. Daniel Jesse FOX and Mary SPEED FOX. She was married in Champaign, Ill. in 1896 to Chas. H. HOLT of Kinmundy, where they made their home until 1902, when the family moved to Salem. 4 children were born: Dorothy H. (Mrs. Earl W. MERRITT) of Salem; Ward P. HOLT of Salem; Frances SPEED (Mrs. Milton H. HULL) of Chicago, and Charlotte Anne HOLT of Salem. 1 brother, Chas. S. FOX of Kinmundy, and a granddaughter, Joanne HOLT, also survives. She died at the hospital in Anna on Oct. 31, 1934.
- Miss Laura READNOUR died at her home in this city Tuesday morning. She was in Salem Monday afternoon taking an osteopathic treatment, when she suffered a stroke of apoplexy from which she never regained consciousness.
- Monday afternoon, the fire alarm sounded denoting the fact that the Glenn DAVIS home, just south of the Catholic Church, was on fire. The fire had gained such head way that it was impossible to save the dwelling, which finally burnt to the ground. Only the furnishings of the living room and 2 bedrooms were saved. Mr. and Mrs. DAVIS were not covered by insurance. The house was owned by Mrs. Emma SNELLING and was insured. The DAVIS family are now occupying the H.M. FISHER property in the east part of town.
- Kinmundy Chapter of O.E.S. held a memorial service for the members who have passed away. Roll of Honor:
Sister Nellie HOUSH 1909 Brother Andrew YOUNG 1909 Sister Sarah ABBOTT 1913 Sister Gertrude TYNER 1914 Sister Lida BEAVER 1915 Sister Lida TANKERSLY 1915 Sister Della DOOLEN 1918 Sister Nellie FILSON 1918 Sister Margaret BOON 1922 Brother A.M. ALLEN 1922 Sister Anne M. ROHRBOUGH 1924 Brother W.T. BOWMAN 1925 Brother W.W. NEIL 1925 Sister Kate ATKINS 1925 Sister Laura BALKE 1926 Sister Anna WAINSCOTT 1929 Sister Eliza BEAVER 1930 Sister Mary JACK 1930 Sister Minnie BUNDY 1931 Sister Hattie ATKINS 1931 Sister Fina GARRETT 1932 Sister Ellen SEE 1933 Sister Nancy I. INGRAM 1933 Sister Elizabeth SWIFT 1934
- Democrats Make Sweep in Tuesdays Election: Somebody said that we had an election but when they said "we", they really meant the democrats. Or at least that applies to most every place in the state and nation except Meacham twp. and California.
- Mr. C.B. HARVEY of Centralia will conduct a choir of 20 voices from St. Peters Evangical Church of Centralia in the Alma M.E. Church Sunday evening. Everybody is invited. No charge.
- Meadow Branch: Little Lila Pauline GARRETT spent a few days last week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George LENHART.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB, Mildred and Harold, called on Rad McCLURE and family Sunday evening.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB spent Wed. with her mother at the Selby GARRETT home.
- Nellie Pauline, the 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn BRASEL, received a gold locket as a prize at the Worlds Fair, in a contest sponsored by Sears and Roebuck.
- Alma: The Alma High School Basketball Team, handicapped by having only 7 boys on the high school have lost 5 of their 6 games up to date. Below are the scores of those games:
Vernon (36), Alma (20)
Iuka (15), Alma (14) (Overtime)
St. James (21), Alma (18) (Overtime)
Beckemeyer (21), Alma (26)
St. James (30), Alma (16)
Kinmundy Seconds (30), Alma (7)
- Omega: Mrs. Granison BOSTON of Oweneco, is here caring for Mrs. Gale BOSTON and children. They have scarlet fever.
- Omega: Doyle MULVANY and Stella RITTER were married Sunday afternoon. The young folks gave them a rousing charivari that night.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. F.S. HARRIS, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL, and Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON called on Mr. and Mrs. C.P. BALKE Monday and report Mr. BALKE much improved in health.
- Meacham: Mr. Frank MELTON accompanied the body of his brother, Mr. Lock MELTON, for burial on Friday.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. George LENHART visited Saturday with their daughter, Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and family.
- Earl LANE underwent a minor operation in the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia last Thursday morning for removal of a tumorous growth from his breast. He returned home the same day and is improving rapidly.
- The members of the Community Birthday Circle were entertained at a Halloween Party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed HARRELL on Wed. evening. The home was beautifully decorated with black cats, witches, and pumpkins. After guessing who the masqueraders were, a short program was given, which was enjoyed by all. A wiener roast had been planned, but Mr. Weather was a little unfavorable so the wieners were prepared in the house, and served with hot coffee and buns. Guests of the evening were Mr. and Mrs. See MILLICAN. After thanking Mr. and Mrs. HARRELL for a very pleasant evening, all departed for their homes.
- Mr. and Mrs. Walter MILLER of Stewardson, Ill. have a baby boy born Nov. 2 named Walter Darrell. The mother is formerly Miss Hilda NEAVILLE of this city.
Nov. 15, 1934:
- Laura Ellen, youngest daughter of John Samuel and Lucy LAMAR READNOUR, was born in Georgetown, Ill. on May 19, 1868. She was of a family of 3 children, Mrs. R.S. ROWAN and George READNOUR surviving her. In 1881 when a small girl, she moved with her parents to Kinmundy, where she has since made her home, being a resident here for over 50 years. She united with the Presbyterian Church, the church of her parents, which stood just across the street from her home. She was a faithful member of Rosdale Rebekah Lodge No. 371. When ill health overtook the mother, she tenderly cared for her until she was called to the Great Beyond in Aug. 1900. She was then the help and comfort of her father in his declining years. Miss Laura took into her home and heart the nephew, Omar READNOUR, when he was just a baby, and reared him as her own. Omar entered the World War and died in service and she never fully recovered from the shock. Her father died May 1922. She was a sufferer from ill health for some time, and was lovingly cared for by her niece, Alice READNOUR. She leaves her sister and brother, the niece, Alice, and nephew, Earl, all of this city; and 2 aunts Emma CARMAN of Champaign, and Sarah PIETY of Alhambra, Cal. Services were held from the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. G. Tom BALLANCE entertained the FORD family to dinner Sunday in honor of the birthday anniversary of their daughter-in-law, Fern FORD BALLANCE of St. Louis. Mrs. Icy GARRETT of this city was also a guest.
- Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. HARPER, underwent an operation for appendicitis in St. Marys Hospital in Centralia last week.
- Several farmers residing southeast of this city did a neighborly deed for Mr. Earl LANE Wednesday by husking all of his standing corn. There were 14 teams in the field and about twice as many hands. Mr. LANE had returned home from Vandalia Hospital on Saturday where he has been confined for the past week after having a tumor removed from his breast. His condition is much better but it will be awhile before he will be able to do much work.
- Robert Martin BINGAMAN, son of John Francis and Emily BINGAMAN, was born March 27, 1865, and died Nov. 7, 1934 at his home in Kinmundy. Robert, or Bob as he was intimately known, received his education in his home school, Effingham, and Gem Business College at Quincy, Ill. 17 years of Roberts life was spent in the school room teaching. Later he became a bookkeeper for William Birch Dry Goods Co. in Neoga. In 1902, he purchased a general store in Trowbridge. On July 19, 1903, he was married to Jennie BRANT of Neoga. To them was born 1 daughter, Clell Maxine, who lived 2 years, 10 months, and 23 days. Robert and Mrs. BINGAMAN spent 17½ years in Trowbridge. His health failing, he sold this business and made a trip West visiting in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas. Retiring permanently from the business world, Mr. and Mrs. BINGAMAN located in Kinmundy. He was school treasurer for 15 years, Telephone Co. Treasurer for 15 years, and Supervisor of Big Spring twp., Shelby Co., for 12 years. He leaves a wife, 4 brothers, and 5 sisters. The brothers are: John and Al of Neoga; Will of Lerna; and Edward of Chicago. The sisters are: Emma ZIMMER of Kinmundy; Mary Gennett BRUCE and Kitty Mable BLACK of Findlay; Dora REHBERG of Champaign, and Bertha THOMPSON of Canada. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. Services were held from the home in this city. The funeral party then motored to Neoga, where services were held at the Swengle Chapel and interment made in the Neoga Cemetery.
- The residence of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. PRUETT caught fire this morning on the roof near the chimney. The fire was discovered by some school children who spread the alarm. Dwight ALEXANDER, from the White Star Filling Station, had the fire well under control with a hand extinguisher when the fire engine arrived. About $300 in damage was done.
- Wilson School: We regret to lose from our school and neighborhood, the Mrs. Lela WILLIAMS family. These good people came into our district in Feb. 1931, and today (Monday) morning to a smaller one of Mr. FORDs farms near Alma. We wish for them every success and happiness in their new home. The Charles FORD family are moving onto the farm vacated by the WILLIAMS family.
- East Zion: A large crowd attended the kitchen shower and charivari at the home of John SHAW in honor of the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Dayne WALKER.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL and Mr. and Mrs. F.S. HARRIS motored to the County Farm Sunday afternoon.
Nov. 22, 1934:
- Just 50 years ago, on Nov. 19, 1884, Charles METZGER, son of John and Barbara METZGER, and Louisa STOCK, daughter of Jacob and Dora STOCK, were married in St. Philomenas Catholic Church in Kinmundy, and in honor of the occasion, high mass and a special blessing was given them by Rev. Fr. Vincent TIKUISIS on Sunday in the same church where the marriage occurred 50 years ago. After church services, the all day celebration was held at their farm home, northwest of this city, they having lived on the same farm their entire married life. They had the pleasure of having all of their children and their families with them for the happy occasion, together with more than 200 other relatives, friends, and neighbors. A bountiful dinner was spread, and 2 wedding cakes, besides dozens of others. They received many beautiful gifts and flowers, after which music was rendered by Mr. Frank NELMS, Mrs. Ross HANNA and several others. In attendance were their children: Mr. and Mrs. John METZGER and family of Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. Joe METZGER and family of Randolph, Mr. and Mrs. Henry METZGER and family of Decatur, and Mr. and Mrs. George WALLWEBER and family of Kirkwood, Mo. A long list of others traveling from a distance were also listed.
- Mr. and Mrs. John MERCHANT celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary Sunday. There were a few dinner guests after which they received many friends who called to offer their congratulations.
- Announcements have been received here by relatives of the marriage of Mr. Eugene VALLOW and Miss Lois HENDERSON, both of LaJunta, Colo. The ceremony took place in Colorado Springs and was performed by an uncle of the groom, Rev. John L. VALLOW, who is now in his 80th year. The groom is son of E.A. and Effie JONES VALLOW, who will be remembered by the older residents. The couple will make their home in Pueblo where the groom is in charge of the Commercial Dept. of the N.R.E.S.
- Observe 65th Wedding Anniversary Sunday: Mr. and Mrs. Jeemes ARNOLD living near Arnolds Chapel, observed their 65th wedding anniversary in a very quiet way. Owing to the seriousness of Mrs. ARNOLD, only a few immediate friends called on them. It was hoped that a big celebration could be had on this occasion but it was deemed best not to do so. This is a privilege recorded to a very few couples and this couple is to be heartily congratulated.
- Vernon BURKETT is moving his café to Salem and will be located just east of the Courthouse.
- Mr. and Mrs. E.O. ZIMMER are parents of a baby daughter born Nov. 16th at their home weighing 8 lbs. and named Alice Marie.
- Alma: Mr. S.G. WILLIAMS died at his home here Nov. 14 after a brief illness at the age of 73. He was in the barber business for 52 years and leaves a wife, 2 sons, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
- Alma: Alma is to have an Independent basketball team soon. Probable players are: Roland WILLIAMS, Andy WINKS, Getty WILLIAMS, James HESTER, William HESTER, Denzil GAMMON, Andy GAMMON, Rev. DYCAS, Broden WILLIAMS, Gordon WINKS, and Earl JACKSON.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Roy MISSELBROOKs daughter is very ill with pneumonia.
- Meadow Branch: Miss Lorraine BAYLIS spent Wed. night with Miss Mildred ROBB.
- Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB spent several days at the Selby GARRETT home, helping care for her sick mother.
- Young School: Miss Wanda MISELBROOK has been ill 3 weeks with malaria fever.
- Green Ridge: Evelyn and Kenneth DOUDERA are seriously ill with scarlet fever.
- Swift: Sam LOWE and family and Pid BASSETT and family spent Saturday evening at the Carroll JONES home.
- Mrs. William EAGAN has received word of the passing of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bert ALLEN, which occurred at her home in Dallas, Texas on Friday. She had been in ill health for 2 years.
Nov. 29, 1934:
- Miss Herma HAMILTON and Mr. Bryan PITTS, both of Salem, were married in Louisville, Ill. on Nov. 13. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. S.E. STOKELY. Mrs. PITTS is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. BOONE of Kinmundy, and graduated from Kinmundy H.S. in the class of 1920. She taught school for several years before coming to Salem, where she has since been employed. Mrs. PITTS, sheriff-elect of Marion county, has been deputy sheriff for the past several years. The couple will make their home in Salem.
- Obituary of Anna E. FITZE: Anna E., daughter of Joseph and Mary E. SWAIN, was born Nov. 10, 1850, and died at her home in Kinmundy on Nov. 20, 1934. She sailed from England with her parents when but an infant, settling in an Eastern state. Later she moved to Farina, Ill., where she spent many useful years on a farm. Coming to Kinmundy, she spent 58 years doing what she could to make life agreeable with all. In her early life she united with Southern Methodist Church. She leaves 3 sons: Frank WARD of Louisiana, Mo.; Joseph G. BOUGHERS of St. Louis; and David H. BOUGHERS of this city; 1 brother, Henry of Lawrenceville, Ill.; 1 sister, Ida, whose whereabouts are unknown; 3 grandchildren, Oneita Easter, Minnie Clark, and Elmer Ward. 2 sisters and 1 brother preceded her in death. Services were held from the Church of God with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Kinmundy citizens were very much shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth YUND, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida DECKERT in St. Elmo Monday aged 88 years and 10 months. She was enjoying good health until last Friday when she suffered a stroke of apoplexy. Services were held from the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Nov. 18 was the 4th birthday of Lois June and Jessie Louise CRAIG, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. CRAIG of Danville, Ill. Besides their lovely cake with candles, their beautiful gifts from relatives and friends, they were the recipients of a gold medal each, and award bestowed by Sears, Roebuck and Co. in their Beautiful Babies Contest at the Century of Progress Show in Chicago this summer. Over 100,000 babies were judged, a number of which were awarded the Gold Medal. These twins are the attractive granddaughters of J.H. NELMS of Kinmundy, and Mrs. Frances CRAIG of Danville.
- Mrs. Alice MOTCH underwent an operation in the Effingham Clinic Tuesday for obstruction of the colon. She withstood her operation in splendid shape and is getting along as well as can be expected.
- Thomas BOONE, the master nimrod of the Shriver community, reports that he has not been able to find vary many quail this year so far, or at least he has not been able to bring many home with him. And many of the local fellows are reporting the same thing. The best of them have not been able to get the limit, very many times. On the other hand, rabbits seem to be in abundance, especially when you are not hunting them.
- The 24th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. MALINSKY was observed Nov. 25, when their neighbors and friends numbering 36, gathered in their home and spread for them a delicious pot luck dinner.
- Mr. and Mrs. Cecil GARRETT are the parents of a 10 lb. son, born to them Nov. 28th.
- Scarlet Fever has reached our community at last. There have been several cases in neighboring communities but none was reported here until last week when the Earl LANE family was placed under quarantine. This week placards were tacked on the Lester VanSCYOC home. There has been a few cases of whooping cough in the school for the past month, but now there are several being reported.
- On Nov. 24th, 35 years ago, Mr. Joe BACKENSTO and Miss Anna PETERS were married and on Nov. 24, 1934, the East Side Priscillas and their husbands surprised them at their home, and to say they were surprised is putting it mildly.
- Meadow Branch: The Misses Edith SCHAUFELBERGER and Lorraine BAYLIS, and Messrs. Francis and Dale HAMMER and Earl DOOLEN were Sunday evening guests of Miss Mildred ROBB.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL called Sunday afternoon on Mr. and Mrs. Arthur JOHNSTON to see the new baby. They also called on Mr. and Mrs. Roy MISELBROOK, and found their daughter, Wanda, improved. They called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. COX too.
- Young School: Wilson HARPER returned home from St. Marys Hospital in Centralia where he underwent an operation for appendicitis.
- Swift: Elvin CONANT and family spent Sunday afternoon with Bert GARRETT and family.
- Miss Mary FIELDS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George FIELDS, has been ordered by the physicians to lie in bed for at least 3 months, she having a touch of tuberculosis.
- Miss Bertha MILLER was called to Pendleton, Ind. because of the serious illness of her uncle, Mr. Webster CROSLEY. He passed away before she arrive.
Dec. 6, 1934:
- Elizabeth YUND, oldest daughter of George and Elizabeth ARBOGAST, was born near Scott Field, Ill. on Jan. 26, 1851, and died Nov. 26, 1934 at the home of her daughter in St. Elmo. Her husband, Phillip YUND, and 2 sons, Phillip and Julius, preceded her in death. She leaves 2 sons: Oscar and Edwin YUND of Kinmundy; 1 daughter, Ida DECKERT of St. Elmo; also 2 sisters, Mrs. Anna KOEPPE of Belleville, and Mrs. Diana DUFFNER of Sacramento, Cal.; 1 brother, Martin ARBOGAST of Madisonville, Ky.; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 9 nieces and 7 nieces. Services were held from the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. Thomas HARGRAVE suffered a stroke of apoplexy Sunday morning and died Sunday evening. Thomas Mold, son of Thomas M. HARGRAVE and wife, was born in Liverpool, England on Oct. 20, 1851, and when 12 years old, crossed the Atlantic with his parents and brothers for America to make their home. They spent 1 year in New York and then came to Illinois and settled on a farm 3 miles north of Kinmundy. Here he grew to manhood. On March 6, 1877 he married Charles Ann McHATTON of the same community, and then moved to a farm near his parental home. They had 5 children, 4 sons and 1 daughter: John, Emmit and Myrtle, twins; Harry and Ray. His wife died June 14, 1889 leaving the father to care for the children; his daughter, Myrtle, died March 29, 1901; and his son Emmet, died Dec. 30, 1913. About 16 years ago he moved from the farm to his present home in this city, where he has lived with his son, Harry. He is survived by 3 sons: John of Decatur; Harry at home; Ray of Centralia; a grandson, Lyle HARGRAVE of Oklahoma City; a granddaughter, Myrtle HARGRAVE of Decatur; and the brother, Geo. HARGRAVE of Farina. Services were held from the Linton and Beery Undertaking Establishment with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- The friends and relatives of Mr. Mike ZUMSTEG greatly surprised him Sunday when they all arrived with baskets to celebrate his 59th birthday. A delicious dinner was served at noon. Those present were the Rev. Fr. Vincent TIKUISIS of Centralia; Mr. and Mrs. Russell SLOAN, Miss Eloise BRYANT, Mr. and Mrs. Earl ASBERRY, and Mr. Eddie WATTERSON of Salem; Mr. and Mrs. Harley LITTLETON of Farina; Mr. and Mrs. L.E. ZUMSTEG and son of Decatur; Mr. and Mrs. Joe KRAMER, Mr. and Mrs. John LIKE and sister, Mary, of LaClede; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. METZGER of Kinmundy.
- Mr. D.P. OBRIEN received a telephone message Wed. announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. A.A. SCOTT of Springfield, Ill. Mrs. SCOTT was instantly killed when struck by a passing motorist as she was crossing the street in front of her home. Services will be held in Springfield on Saturday.
- Mr. Clarence HANNA was taken to the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia Tuesday for an obstruction of the colon. The last reports are that he is resting easy and has not been determined as to whether or not an operation will be necessary.
- Mr. and Mrs. Onis HENSLEY were in Decatur Sunday attending a birthday dinner given for Mrs. Thomas O. WHITESIDES. Others attending were Harry HOWELL and Irvin STORCK, Mr. and Mrs. Will JOERDING and daughter, Barbara, of Farina, and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd HERRICK and daughter, Norma May, of Hinsdale, Ind., all being cousins of Mrs. WHITESIDES.
- W.G. SNELLING, wife and mother spent Wednesday in Anna, Ill. with his uncle, Frank SNELLING, who suffered a stroke of paralysis Tuesday and is in very serious condition.
- LINTON and BEERY were called to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Perry BANTING of Meacham twp. Saturday morning to care for the body of their infant son, who died that morning. The baby was born Thursday. Services were held Sunday with interment in the Elder Cemetery.
- Meacham: Mr. C.P. BALKE celebrated his 70th birthday last Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER, Mr. and Mrs. Paul JONES, and Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON called in the evening.
- Green Ridge: Mr. Gordon WINKS has been teaching school on account of the teacher, Miss Mary WINKS, being ill.
- Mrs. E.K. DONOVAN and Mrs. T.M. SMITH were in Decatur Sunday visiting Gilbert NIRIDERs and celebrating Mrs. SMITHs and Fred John NIRIDERs birthdays.
- Meadow Branch: Clyde GARRETT and family spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LENHART.
- Meadow Branch: Wes ROBB and wife, Mildred and Harold, were Centralia visitors Saturday.
- East Zion: "Jim" BASSETT and family spent Sunday with Jim OSBORN and wife.
- East Zion: Ellis BASSETT, wife and babe spent Sunday with Elmer BASSETT and daughter, Edith.
- East Zion: Delilah McWHIRTER who underwent an appendicitis operation in St. Marys Hospital in Centralia and is now at home.
- East Zion: A large crowd attended the debate at Chance Friday night. There will be another debate Dec. 4.
- East Zion: A large crowd attended the Thanksgiving program at Zion Thursday night. Mr. Charlie ARNOLD won an angel food cake for having the biggest waist measure. Mrs. Chris NEILSON won a picture for giving the largest donation.
- East Zion: Mary Del SOUTER, Nellie Mae JONES, Ruth BASSETT, Lela May WILLIAMS, and Betty BALLANCE spent Thursday afternoon with Roberta ARNOLD.
- East Zion: Mr. Chas. ARNOLD visited Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Ella GARRETT, who is ill.
- Brown: Several relatives and friends gathered at the home of Lyman JONES Thursday to celebrate his birthday as well as Thanksgiving.
Dec. 13, 1934:
- Sarah Alice, daughter of John and Asenith COZAD, was born in Virginia on June 26, 1863, and when a small child, moved with her parents to Illinois and to a farm in Fredonia Prairie, where they lived a short time, when they came to Kinmundy to make their home. Here she grew to womanhood. She was of a family of 10 children, a sister and a brother having preceded her in death. On April 25, 1882 she married to John MOTCH, and they had 7 children: Harry, George, Florence MAHAN, Forrest A., Edna, Mildred HANDLER, and a child dying in infancy. Also in the home was a stepson, John, whom she loved as her own. Her husband died in May 1923. She was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church in this city as long as the Church existed, after which she transferred her membership to the Christian Church. She died Dec. 3, 1934 at St. Anthonys Hospital in Effingham, where she had undergone a serious operation a few days before. She is survived by the children, 2 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, and 7 sisters.
- Nov. 30 being the 7th birthday of Vernon JAMES, Mrs. JAMES invited 7 of his little friends to spend the afternoon with him. The time was spent with games and contests, Raymond SHAFFER and Kenneth JACKSON carrying away the prizes. Mrs. JAMES served ice cream, cake, and orangeade. Those attending were Billy JACKSON, Kenneth JACKSON, Kenneth PIGG, Raymond SHAFFER, Gene COATNEY, Billy DAVIS, and Richard MAULDING.
- Miss Della SEXTON was most agreeably surprised Dec. 3rd when she went to the Christian Church supposedly to practice special music for Christmas, and found a number of ladies of the Church awaiting her arrival to remind her of her birthday which was Dec. 2nd. The evening was spent in a social way and with singing, at the close of which delicious sandwiches, pickles, cake and coffee were served.
- Lyle SHREFFLER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry SHREFFLER, was victorious in the Kinmundy twp. Spelling Contest held her Saturday. Lyle will now be eligible to compete in the county contest.
- The residence of Mr. Lee BARBEE caught fire yesterday morning but the fire was soon extinguished with but little damage done. The fire was under the weather boarding by the flue which was evidence that there was a hole in the flu.
- North Fork: Mrs. Myrtle LANSFORD and children visited Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Nancy GREEN and family.
- North Fork: Mrs. Icy GARRETT and Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP were callers at Cecil GARRETTs and Dow GREENs Sunday P.M.
- North Fork: Bert GARRETT and family, and Clyde GARRETT, wife and babe, were Sunday guests of Virgil LIVESAY and family.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT and daughter, Cleda, spent Monday in Kinmundy with C.I. DOOLEN.
- North Fork: R.C. ROBB and wife, and Miss Florence DOOLEN were callers at Jeem ARNOLDs and Willie LOWES Sunday P.M.
- Alma: Walter SCHOONOVER, Harold WATSON and Jim WALKER are representing the Cumberland Ridge Runners in the home talent WLS Barn Dance at Farina. Clyde and Chloris WILLIAMS are representing Mac and Bob.
- Green Ridge: Mr. Noah THOMAS and daughter, Nelda, spent Sunday with Selby GARRETT.
- Omega: Mr. and Mrs. Cleo COPPLE of Hammond, Ind. have a new baby boy.
- North Fork: Sam LOWE, wife and son, and Ralph FEATHER and family spent Sunday evening at Cecil GARRETTs to see their new son, Darrell Cecil.
- North Fork News: Jack and Bill GARRETT and Kathryn LOWE, who attend K.H.S., spent the weekend with home folks.
- North Fork News: Clyde GARRETT, wife and babe spent Sunday afternoon at Selby GARRETTs.
Dec. 20, 1934:
- Frank Malory SNELLING, son of David P. and Hannah A. SNELLING, born at Windham, New Hampshire July 21, 1854, came to Illinois with his parents, 2 brothers, and a sister, in 1858, making Kinmundy their home, where he grew to manhood. After finishing the district school, he attended the State Normal, near Bloomington, where he qualified as an instructor, and taught several schools in Marion and Fayette Counties. He married Eleanor C. RUSH on Oct. 14, 1879, and they had 3 children: Lettie H., now Mrs. L.J. ORAM, David P. and Samuel A. SNELLING, all of whom reside in Chicago. He died Dec. 10, 1934 at Anna State Hospital. He leaves his 2 sons and daughter; 7 grandchildren; his sister, Mrs. Abbie BABCOCK; brothers, Elroy A. SNELLING and Fred D.P. SNELLING, and nephews;, Hallett M., Wilford G., and Leander A. SNELLING. Services were held from the residence of Wilford G. SNELLING with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- The body of Mrs. Ralph FOGERSON was brought here last night from Chicago and taken to the J.H. NELMS Undertaking Parlors. This morning it was taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. Chas. KELLER in Meacham twp., where services were held with interment in Phillips Cemetery. The deceased passed away in Chicago on Tuesday. Her home was in Rantoul, Ill.
- Mr. Arnold HIGGINS and Miss Norma JONES stole a march on their many friends and were married in Salem on Dec. 15. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom JONES. The groom is the son of Mrs. Anna McCOLLOM of Los Angeles, Cal., and a nephew of Verchial TROUT, with whom he has been making his home. The young couple will make their home among relatives the remainder of the winter, and then will go to housekeeping.
- Miss Lydia WADE suffered a stroke of paralysis Monday and is still in serious condition.
- Mr. Lenard LEWIN of this city, and Miss Hazel SAPP of Brownstown, motored to Vandalia Tuesday and were married. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William SAPP of Brownstown, and a graduate of Brownstown High School. The groom is son of Mr. Albert LEWIN, and a native of Wisconsin. He came to Kinmundy in the employ of Arthur SCHMIDT, a brother-in-law, when the cheese factory opened here. He is a cheese maker by trade and recently bought the local cheese factory from his brother-in-law. The couple are at home in the late Mrs. Fina GARRETT residence on Monroe St.
- Mr. and Mrs. H.M. FISHER received an announcement Tuesday of the marriage of their nephew, James Earl PENETON, of Corydon, Ind., to Miss Marjorie Marie YOUNG, at Greencastle, Ind. on April 21, 1934, the wedding being kept a secret except to the families of the couple. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. YOUNG of Greencastle, Ind., and after graduating from high school, she attended Business College in Lafayette, and obtained a position at Purdue University. The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. O.E. PENETON of Hammond, Ind. He was born in Kinmundy and resided here a number of years until his family moved to Lafayette. There he graduated from high school and was a student at Purdue University for 4 years, majoring in Forestry. For the past 2 years he has been located in Corydon, employed in his profession.
- Word was received here Tuesday of the death of Ed PERRY, who was for several years a barber in this city. His death occurred in Vincennes, Ind., and the funeral will be held there.
- Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCLURE have received word from their daughter, Mrs. Virgil MILLER, that they barely escaped with their lives last week in the hotel fire in Lansing, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. MILLER were employees of the hotel. They were awakened by screams of the guests. They rushed downstairs and crossed the street. They had no more than reached the other side of the street when the front of the building fell in.
- In the County Spelling Contest held Saturday, Norma Jean MORTON of Haines twp. won first; Dola SANDERS of Centralia twp, second; Helen FERRIS of Salem, third; and Elva Lee JACKSON of Odin, fourth.
- Young School: Mr. and Mrs. Wilson HARPER have a baby daughter who was born Monday and named Patsy Ann.
- Meacham: On Dec. 19, the neighborhood had a kitchen shower for Mr. and Mrs. Eura KRUTSINGER, who lost their home and contents by fire last Monday morning.
- Meadow Branch: Miss Mildred ROBB spent the weekend with Miss Edith SCHAUFELBERGER.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Claud WILLIAMS have a 9 lb. son born Dec. 13 and named Claude Burdette. The mother is formerly Miss Nellie CHANDLER.
- Mr. Charles KING, of Champaign and Centralia, whos birthday occurs this month, was host last Sunday at the annual birthday party. Dinner was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred KILLIE in Centralia. Guests were: Mr. and Mrs. L.C. ROHRBOUGH and daughter, Miss Helen of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. C.B. ROHRBOUGH, and daughters, Misses Ruth and Virginia, and Mr. and Mrs. E. WORMLEY and daughter, Miss Katherine of Kinmundy. The honored guests whos birthdays also occur in December were: Mr. and Mrs. WORMLEY, and Miss Katherine. When Mr. KING first became host at these annual birthday celebrations, there were 2 other guests whos anniversaries came this month: Mrs. C. ROHRBOUGH, and Frank, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. ROHRBOUGH.
Dec. 27, 1934:
- Dr. F.M. PHILLIPS of Farina died Thursday at the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia. Dr. and Mrs. PHILLIPS had visited in Greenville Tuesday and were returning home that evening. As Dr. PHILLIPS was not feeling well on the way home as it was snowing, they stopped at the hotel in Vandalia. Wed. morning he had an internal hemorrhage and was removed to the hospital, where he died Thursday. Frederick Monroe PHILLIPS, son of George and Miranda PHILLIPS of Xenia, was born near Xenia on May 17, 1888, and died Dec. 20, 1934. He attended the public schools near his home, later attended Loyola University in Chicago, and graduated in 1913, serving 1 year internship in St. Charles Hospital at Aurora, Ill. In 1914, he commenced the practice of medicine at Mulkeytown and continued until he entered the World War in 1917 in which he served 15 months. He was overseas with the 88th Field Artillery Division being connected with the Medical Corps. Since 1920, Dr. PHILLIPS has been a resident of Farina, and has built up a large practice. At the time of his death, he was President of the Effingham County Medical Society, and a member of the Masons and the Royal Neighbors of America. He married Miss Irene WINTER on May 27, 1929. Besides his wife, he leaves: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George PHILLIPS of Xenia; 1 sister, Mrs. H.O. DEABLER of Xenia; and 3 brothers, Dr. F.A. PHILLIPS of Centralia; Eber of Pontiac; and Charles of Xenia. Services were held from the M.E. Church in Farina with interment in Farina Cemetery.
- Mary Elizabeth POTTER FOGERSON was born Sept. 15, 1863, twelve miles northeast of Salem, second daughter of Thomas POTTER and Louisa SMITH POTTER, and died Dec. 18, 1934 at Chicago, Ill. On Nov. 28, 1883, she married James Dayton MILLER, and they had 1 child, Maggie MILLER NASERS of Watseka, Ill. She married a second time to Ralph Marshall FOGERSON on March 10, 1895, and they had 4 children, 3 passing away in infancy, and Josephine FOGERSON BUCK of Chicago. A brother, Napoleon B. POTTER preceded her in death 3 weeks; and 3 sisters: Margaret M. SCULLEY of St. Louis, Alice M. ROSE of Champaign, and Josephine M. KELLER of this vicinity, survive. As a girl she united with the M.E. Church. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors, Pythian Sisters, and President of W.C.T.U. Services were held from the Chas. KELLER home with interment in Phillips Cemetery.
- Wm. JOHNSON, aged 53, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. John EDWARDS in Meacham twp. Wednesday. The deceased was a resident of East St. Louis, and came here about a month ago to visit with his sister. He was a victim of tuberculosis. In all probability the body will be taken back to East St. Louis for burial.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ivory NEAL are parents of a 10½ lb. boy born Dec. 24 named Harold Earl.
- Shanghai: Miss Pearle ARNOLD of Fairfield and Miss Emma ARNOLD of Olney spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.A. ARNOLD and family. Sunday guests in the ARNOLD home were Mr. and Mrs. Orville DISS and sons, Beryl and Charles.
- East Zion News: Mr. and Mrs. Jim OSBORNE spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Jim BASSETT and children, Marvin and Ruth.
- Mr. and Mrs. Lewie SULLENS of Chicago, were home for the holidays visiting Mrs. SULLENs mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
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