Gleanings from "The Kinmundy Express"
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Jan. 3, 1935:
- Kinmundy is again in the limelight when it comes to a wreck. But unlike the "Harahan" wreck which happened Jan. 21, 1912, there were no casualties. Illinois Central Train No. 4, known as the "Louisianne", pulled by 2 engines, was making about 65 miles per hour through here Sunday morning at 3:30 oclock, when an axle broke on the back engine, throwing one of its drive wheels. This happened by the old coal mine which is located just outside the north city limits. Just the exact cause of the wreck will never be known, but it is the supposition that a piece of steel on one of the rods derailed the back trucks of the tender, spreading the rails. When these trucks dropped down, the engines cut loose from the rest of the train. The baggage car behind the engines, which was used for mail storage, jumped the tracks but stayed upright on the road bed. The next car, the mail car, went down the embankment on its side and landed in the coal mine pond. The above picture shows it very plainly. The next car was the express car, which also landed in the pond but remained upright. The rest of the cars remained upright. Both engines, with the exception of the back trucks of the back tender, stayed on the track and coasted about a miles before they stopped. They had no air with which to stop. The front engine was driven by Tom INSKIP and the second one by W.H. "Pigakin" RYAN, and the conductor was Sam HAMILTON. Mr. RYAN said he thought his engine never would stop. After the engines did not stop, the front engine cut loose and went on to Farina where they reported the wreck and then came on back here on the south bound main. There were 12 coaches on the train and 10 of them were wrecked. The southbound main remained clear. Dr. MILLER of this city, and Dr. HOLSON of Farina, were summoned immediately to give first aid to the injured. Out of the 145 passengers, 35 received treatment for small cuts and bruises. The most seriously injured of any was a mail clerk, Roy STEAGALL, who received a deep scalp would. The most of them were considerably excited. The good engine took the 2 cars on north while all of the passengers were loaded on Train No. 6 (Panama Limited) and taken on to Chicago. There were 3 mail clerks. Besides Mr. STEAGALL, there were Mr. Frank MARTIN and Mr. Guy OHERN. Mr. OHERN was left here in charge of the mail car while the others went on to Chicago on No. 8. In an interview with Mr. OHERN, he said that they knew they were in a wreck and when the water began pouring in, they supposed they were in a river. He donned a pair of hip boots and salvaged the mail from the car. The mail and baggage was loaded on train No. 2 Sunday afternoon. Mail was fished out of the pond Sunday and Monday. There was considerable express in the express car, among which was one lion and 2 leopards. The express messenger was sitting in his chair when the crash came. The lights went out and all he could think of was that lion and 2 leopards being loose. But they werent. All of the contents of this car was unloaded and taken by truck to Effingham. Nothing seemed to be damaged except some cream was spilled. The lion and leopards were enroute to a circus in Indiana. There was about 350 feet of track torn up and it was necessary to have every section crew between Mattoon and Centralia on the job, besides several local men were put to work on the tracks and unloading the express and mail cars. Two wreckers, one from Mattoon and one from Centralia, were busy all day Sunday. A larger wrecker from Carbondale replaced the Centralia wrecker Monday and Tuesday. The crews labored until Tuesday noon before all of the cars were back on the track. It will be several days before the track will be back in shape as the tender trucks cut off the ends of the ties for about a mile. The mail car was the most damaged. From its appearance, it evidently went down on its side and then took a nosedive, falling back on its side. The rest of the cars went in a straight line and remained coupled together. They gave the appearance that they followed underground rails. The embankment where the cars left the rails had a gradual slope and the earth was soft. Had the embankment been steep, it would have been a different story. Some of the metropolitan dailies carried some wild and wooly stories about this wreck. One in particular carried a story, a column in length, about 10 lions and 5 tigers being loose, or supposed to be loose, and finally ended by saying that they werent loose. And devoted about 1 small paragraph to the wreck itself. It was rumored that a transient was riding this train, some said on the blinds, some said on the steps and still others said underneath. But nothing was ever found to substantiate this rumor. (A picture was included from this wreck, plus the train wreck from 1912.)
- On Oct. 30, 1934 Miss Blanche KAISER married Ernest WIDDIS in Glendale, Cal. Mrs. WIDDIS came here from her native state, Nebraska. Mr. WIDDIS is son of Irving WIDDIS of Long Beach, and came from Illinois. The couple will reside in Glendale.
- Dwight Thomas, 9 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight WIMBERLY of Salem, died Sunday from measles and pneumonia. The mother was formerly Miss Ella COLE, a sister of Geo. and Fletcher COLE.
- East Zion: Marvin BASSETT and Duane WALTON spent Saturday night with Ancil, Lyle, and Beryl ARNOLD.
- East Zion: Irene LIVESAY spent Sunday with Francis and Juanita NEILSON.
- East Zion: Marvin BASSETT, who attends high school in Kinmundy, spent Christmas week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim BASSETT, and sister, Ruth.
- Meadow Branch: Glenn ROBB and family of Salem, and Pid BASSETT and family visited Sunday with Wes ROBB and family.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER, Mr. See MILLICAN and Mr. and Mrs. E.G. DILLON ate supper last Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs. F.S. HARRIS.
- Elder School: Conrad REPEC was out of school a few days last week, he having injured his eye.
Jan. 10, 1935:
- Monda Eileen SILLS died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Dewey LACEY, who resides on the Fish farm east of this city on Wednesday. The deceased lived with her father in Alma twp. until 8 days ago when she was brought here to be cared for by her sister. Kidney trouble caused her death.
- Mrs. Mabel BOOHER of Champaign, but formerly of Farina, was here yesterday and rented the Donovan building recently vacated by Pauline MORRIS and will open a beauty parlor therein in a few days. She comes well recommended. We know the ladies are going to rejoice over this.
- The body of Mrs. Julius VARNEY, formerly Miss Velma CONANT of the Sandy Branch Community, was brought here yesterday on the I.C. Train No. 1. The body was taken to the Linton & Beery Undertaking Establishment where it was viewed by many friends, before being taken to the home of her mother, Mrs. Valinda CONANT, west of this city. Services will be held from the CONANT home and interment made in Sandy Branch Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. VARNEY were proprietors of a high class meat market in Elgin, Ill. On Monday, for some unknown reason, Mr. VARNEY shot and killed his wife and then killed himself. News of the catastrophe did not reach here until Tuesday. Mr. B.F. LINTON, in company with 2 of Mrs. VARNEYs brothers, Marvin and William, set out Tuesday for Elgin to bring the body back. Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth HARVEY had been notified Tuesday morning and immediately left their home in Ridgefarm for Elgin and were there when the boys arrived.
- Mr. W.R. DOOLEN has moved his barber shop from the J.H. NELMS building to the ROHRBOUGH building formerly occupied by Harry EAGAN. Mr. NELMS will soon move into his own building.
- East Zion: Jim BASSETT and family spent Sunday at the John GILLESPIE home. Miss Mable GILLESPIE accompanied them for a visit.
- East Zion: Donald ARNOLD and wife of Decatur are parents of a 9½ lb. boy.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Burrell SULLENS are parents of a baby boy born Jan. 4th.
- North Fork: Sunday, Jan. 6, was the 74th birthday of Mrs. Nancy GREEN. W.L. GREEN and family, Mrs. Myrtle LANSFORD and children, Tom JONES, wife and son, Albert, also Misses Bertha and Mae GREEN, and Frank GREEN enjoyed a birthday dinner with her. She received nearly 50 cards.
- North Fork: Carroll GARRETT, wife and son, Carroll Mac, spent Sunday with Bob GREEN and family.
- North Fork: Bert GARRETT and family, visited Sunday in Kinmundy with her father, C.I. DOOLEN.
- Miss Florence DOOLEN of Salem came home Saturday to spend the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. ROBB.
Jan. 17, 1935:
- Margaret Velma, daughter of Eli and Valinda CONANT, was born Aug. 2, 1894, in Oklahoma and died in Roselle, Ill. on Jan. 7, 1935. When a tiny babe, she came with her parents to Illinois and they settled on a farm west of Kinmundy, near the present home of her mother and here and again to Julius VARNEY. On Aug. 2, 1910, she was united in marriage to H.E. LAWRENCE and in later years was again married to James MOODINGER and again to Julius VARNEY. On Oct. 14, 1914, her father died. She leaves her mother, Mrs. Valinda CONANT, 2 sisters and 3 brothers, namely, Elma HARVEY of Ridgefarm, Ill., Nelle ROBB, Marvin, Elvin and William, of near Kinmundy, and 18 nephews and nieces. Services were held at the home of Mrs. Valinda CONANT with interment in Sandy Branch Cemetery.
- Mondas Eileen, youngest daughter of Ellis and Millie SILLS was born in Omega twp. on June 6, 1917, and died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Dewey LACEY, near Kinmundy on Jan. 9, 1935. She spent her childhood in Alma twp. where she attended grammar school at Happy Hollow, later attending high school in Alma. She leaves her father; 2 brothers, Bryan, and Robert of Alma; 4 sisters, Minnie E. SMITH and Yuthel E. FOSTER of Salem, Gladys B. LACEY of Kinmundy, and Blanche C. PERRY of Alma; 5 nieces and 2 nephews; an aged grandfather, a number of aunts and uncles, and a dear friend, Earl HANKS of Salem. Services were held from the Alma M.E. Church with interment in Parker Cemetery in Clay Co.
- Jan. 13, being the 26th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. R.F. MAXEY, their son, Marion, and Mrs. H.H. MAXEY, planned a surprise. Needless to say the surprise was complete. A basket dinner was enjoyed. 4 birthdays were also celebrated: Dale MAXEYs, age 5, Jan. 13, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. MAXEY; also their twin granddaughters, Darlene and Dorene MAXEY, 1 year old, Jan. 12; also Miss Gladys MERCERs 12th birthday. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. H.H. MAXEY, Omer, Wm. and Buddie Earl, Alma; Misses Gladys CAVINS and Alice DUNCAN, Salem; R.W. MAXEY and family, Marion Elder, Marshall SPENCER and family, Denard MERCER and family, Earl LANE and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis WILKINSON, sons Kenneth and Xon. Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Herman SOLDNER, Mrs. Anna MARLOW, Geo. FIELDS, and Burdette MAXEY.
- Mr. Ed SHAFFER of Meacham twp., who has been an inmate of the County Farm since October, died last Wednesday and was buried in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery on Thursday.
- Jesse GEORGE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray GEORGE, who has been in the Effingham Clinic the past week for a medical examination, is reported as feeling a little better. Not much change can be expected as treatments have not been started as yet. He will celebrate his 21st birthday on Jan. 21st, as a patient in St. Anthonys Hospital.
- Green Ridge: 22 young people gathered at the home of Forrest WILLIAMS Saturday and helped his son, Elford, celebrate his 18th birthday.
- Green Ridge: We are sorry to hear of Buster BENDER being badly burned while starting the fire Saturday morning. He was taken to Salem Hospital for treatment.
- Meacham: This community was saddened by the death of Mrs. Ed SHAFFER last Tuesday at the County home. Burial was made in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Meacham: The young people of the community had a party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ruben FULFER, it being Miss Wilma Genes birthday.
- Young School: The 26th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. HARVEY of Ridgefarm, and Mr. and Mrs. R.F. MAXEY was celebrated Friday at the W.F. HARVEY home. Mr. and Mrs. MAXEY entertained with an oyster supper. Others present were: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil HARVEY, and Billy HARVEY of Ridgefarm; Mr. and Mrs. Orville HARVEY of Arcola; Mr. and Mrs. R.W. MAXEY and son, George, Misses Martha and Laura MAXEY, and Dale MAXEY.
- Meadow Branch: Miss Lorraine BAYLIS, Earl DOOLEN, and Dale HAMMER spent Saturday evening with Miss Mildred ROBB.
- Mr. George TOMLINSON of Salem is not in the best of health, and is taking treatments in St. Louis at Barnes Hospital.
- Miss Katherine WORMLEY entertained at dinner Monday in honor of Miss Margaret WARRENs birthday. Later they motored to Salem where they enjoyed a show at the Lyric.
Jan. 24, 1935:
- Jan. 19, 1935 being the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Fred KLEISS, they planned to celebrate it on Sunday at their home south of Kinmundy with a goose dinner. They weather man interfered and the roads were impassible for cars, therefore only a few of the neighbors and friends were able to be present. Nevertheless, when the well filled baskets were emptied and spread, a most sumptuous dinner was enjoyed. They were the recipient of several beautiful gifts and flowers. Those present were: Henry MAGSAMEN of Pesotum; Mrs. Jennie STOCK, C.R. HEATON and family, Chester KLINE and family, Early LANE and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank HUMPHREY.
- Patsy Ann, aged 1 month and 2 days, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson HARPER, died at the family home southeast of this city on Saturday following an attack of whooping cough. Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. Berenice DAVIS, wife of Frank V. DAVIS, died at her home in this city Sunday. She had been a sufferer of this dreaded malady for the past year. Realizing her condition, she made all her funeral arrangements, picked her own burial dress, and wrote her own obituary. Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Berenice DAVIS, daughter of Andrew M. and Matilda YOUNG, was born Jan. 2, 1872, at Mason, Ill. When about 7 years of age she moved with her parents to Kinmundy. At the 17 years of age, she was converted at the M.E. Church, and later moved to Indianapolis, Ind. She married Frank V. DAVIS on Dec. 16, 1894 in Indianapolis, and they had 2 children: Leona, now Mrs. Ora SCHWABE, and Fay, who died Apr. 15, 1928. Upon the death of her father in 1900, she moved with her family to Kinmundy to care for her aged mother, and has remained in the old home ever since. She leaves her husband, 1 daughter and 2 grandchildren.
- Last Friday being Mr. R.M. ATKINS 75th birthday, and Saturday being Raymond ATKINS 25th birthday, several relatives and friends came in Sunday and gave them a big surprise. At noon at sumptuous dinner was served, the center of the table being decorated with a large double-deck white cake with 75 lighted candles.
- Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WILKINSON entertained Mr. and Mrs. C.E. WILKINSON of Centralia, and Mr. and Mrs. J.R. TELFORD of Alma, to a birthday dinner Sunday in honor of Mr. WILKINSONs 76th birthday, which occurred Jan. 22nd. Mr. WILKINSON is enjoying the best of health and says he is good for another 76 years.
- Mr. Jesse GEORGE, who has been a patient of the Effingham Clinic, celebrated his 21st birthday anniversary by having his tonsils removed.
- Mr. Chas. F. PRUETT has been seriously ill the past week with a gall bladder infection. Sunday morning he was taken to East St. Louis to the home of Dr. HOUSH, where he is being treated.
- Mrs. Tom JONES has received an announcement of the marriage of her mother, Burdette BAYLIS, and Miss Rose Mary ROSS, both of Chicago, being performed on Dec. 31, 1934. Mr. BAYLIS is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James H. BAYLIS of this city, and has many friends here where he always made his home until 4 years ago when he moved to Chicago, where he has since been employed. They will reside in Chicago.
- On Jan. 15th, a number of friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O.W. GEORGE where they cut and sawed the winters supply of wood for them. Mr. GEORGE has been ill the past year with cancer of the face. Mrs. GEORGE, assisted by her daughter, Mrs. A.A. MALINSKY, and Mrs. Mel GRAY served a delicious dinner. The following assisted in getting the wood: Glenn BRASEL, Harry BRASEL, Mel GRAY, Emmett GRAY, Carl GRAY, Frank JONES, Dale BALLANCE, Cecil SHREFFLER; Ross HANNA, John MILLER, Colton WOOLSEY, Shirley LEE, and Harvey HANNA.
- A poem in Memory of Ezra Carl HARPER, who died Jan. 19, 1934, was printed.
- East Zion: Alta COX and Otha BASSETT, Ruth BASSETT, and Edith SOUTIER spent Sunday with Mrs. Jesse JONES and daughter.
- East Zion: Ellis BASSETT, wife and babe spent Sunday with Elmer BASSETT and daughter, Edith.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Louis JONES are parents of a baby boy born Jan. 21st.
- Wilson School: Jess CHARLTON and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim CHARLTON spent Monday with Cecil LANE and wife helping him celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary by helping them butcher.
- Alma: Henry Jacob BENDER, better known to his many friends as "Buster", was seriously burned Jan. 12, while starting the fire. At the present time he is in a very weakened condition in the Salem Hospital.
- Alma: Mr. and Mrs. Norby HOLDER are parents of a 9½ lb. son born Jan. 16th.
- Alma: Miss Mary WINKS is reported ill with appendicitis.
- Omega: Funeral services were held at Bee Branch last Friday for Mabel WHITE who died in Dixon Hospital. Interment in Iuka Cemetery.
- Omega: Clarence WHITE of Hammond, Ind. was here last week attending the funeral of his sister.
- Elder School: Several from this community attended the funeral of Mrs. Mabel WHITE COLCLASURE Friday at Bee Branch.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Fenton NEAL are parents of a baby boy born Jan. 16 named Bobbie.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Dave COURSON and Mr. and Mrs. Ira MERRITT were in Dix, Ill. Saturday and Sunday attending the funeral of Mr. M.A. OSBORNE, an uncle of Mrs. COURSON.
- Meadow Branch: W.F. ROBB and wife visited Sunday with Charlie ROBB and wife.
- Meadow Branch: Miss Mildred ROBB accompanied the A.J. JACKSON family to St. Louis Sunday.
- Elder School: Miss Lucille SHAFFER returned home from Salem Thursday where she had been caring for her brother and family, who had the measles.
- Green Ridge: The little son of Burl SULLENS died Tuesday aged 14 days. Interment was made in Allmon Cemetery.
Jan. 31, 1935:
- Mr. Loyd HAMMER received a telephone call from his sister, Grace, Tuesday, announcing the sudden death of her husband, Harry LINDER. Mr. LINDER was at his work in the New York Central Shops in Elkhart, Ind., and died of heart trouble. The funeral will be held in Elkhart Friday. Besides his wife, Mr. LINDER leaves 3 sons and 1 daughter.
- Mr. Richard SCHWABE and Miss Helen WAINSCOTT surprised their many friends when they motored to Salem Monday and were married. They were accompanied by Mr. Arno SMITH and Miss Elizabeth ARNOLD. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ora SCHWABE, and has spent his entire life in this community, attending the local schools and working in the cheese factory. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ren WAINSCOTT residing west of this city. She is a graduate of the local high school with the class of 30.
- Mrs. Amelia DENNISON passed the 90th mile stone on Jan. 29. In honor of the occasion, her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. BOYD, entertained to dinner on Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. WILKINSON of Centralia; Mr. W.R. JACK of daughter, Miss Florence, of this city; and Mr. Glenn BARKSDALE of Salem. The only son, Cecil, of St. Louis was unable to be present for the occasion. Mrs. DENNISON is enjoying exceedingly good health and until 2 years ago, she has made her own home with her daughter, Mrs. Chas. BOYD. Mrs. DENNISON was born in Washington Co., near Nashville, Ill. on Jan. 29, 1845. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth PATE. Her great ambition was to become a nurse in the Civil War, but her parents protested and she took up school teaching. When 11 years of age, she moved with her parents to a farm near Hoyleton. Here she met and married Horace DENNISON in 1864. 51 years ago, this family settled on a farm east of this city. In 1900, her husband died, and in 1918 her daughter, Irene, died. She has 3 living children: Cecil of St. Louis; Edith of this city; and Estella of Centralia; also 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Mrs. DENNISON is very spry for her age, and spends most of her idle time reading. She has not attained the age yet where she has to wear glasses. Her birthday gifts consisted mostly of the latest books. One of her greatest prides is that she comes from a family of patriots. Her great-grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War; and an uncle in the War of 1812; her father in the Mexican War; a brother in the Civil War, and a grandson in the World War.
- Robert CRAIG, Civil War Veteran, died in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He was the oldest son of the late Joseph and Margaret CRAIG, and a brother of the late Joseph CRAIG, Jr. He leaves 1 sister, Mrs. Helen WILSON of Cuba, Ill. Being one of Windsors oldest residents, the city turned out to honor him. The police department, of which he was one time a member, sent an honor escort to the cemetery, the Michigan G.A.R. sent representatives who pinned on the still breast, the Badge of Honor, and the American Flag draped the casket. He would have been 89 years old on March 17, and settled in Windsor 64 years ago. He had been a miner and lumberjack, and on going to Windsor, was a fireman on steamboats, a Windsor Police officer, and later worked on passenger and car ferries operating between Windsor and Detroit. Mr. CRAIG was born in the small Irish town of Ballymoat near Sligo. At the age of 17, he emigrated with his parents, landing in New York in 1853. Traveling by ox-cart, the family left New York in May and late in October had reached Queens Bush, a small settlement not far from Stratford. There the CRAIGs dwelt until the summer of 1863 when Robert, at the age of 17, decided to see more of the world and went to Windsor. He crossed in Detroit, and 1 hour after landing had enlisted in the 11th Michigan Calvary for service in the forces against the forces of the South. After his discharge at Knoxville, Tenn., he took a 6 month mule train trip to Salt Lake City, where he found employment in Colorado mines and on occasion, took part in quelling a sporadic Indian uprising. In 1870, he became a citizen of Windsor. 3 days later, he married and at the same time entered the employ of one the Great Lakes steamship companies as fireman. His first boat was the Heather Bell, in passenger service between Detroit and Chatham. Starting in 1876, he served 6 years on the police force, and in the meantime studied marine engineering, threw up that job to handle the throttle of the ferry Hope, on which he was employed 3 years. He was also engineer on the passenger ferry, Victoria, and later was appointed assistant engineer on one of the C.P.R. car ferries. He continued working until his 70th birthday. He is survived by 3 sons: David of Windsor; Floyd of Detroit; and Robert of Buffalo, New York; and 1 daughter, Mrs. Alfred BECK. Services were held at the home with interment in Windsor Grove Cemetery.
- Mr. Igo JONES and Miss Olive EADES were married Jan. 22 in Louisville, Ill. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon EADES of near Louisville, and Mr. JONES is the son of Mrs. Susanna JONES. The community birthday circle and other friends gave them a rousing charivari at the home of Mrs. JONES. The couple will reside with the brides parents for the present.
- We note by the Ledger, published in Tripp, S.D., the place where it registered only 26 below the past week, that Editor John CRAIG, who served as the devil in this office many, many moons ago, became 52 years of age Jan. 22. Several of his friends threw a party in his honor, while others surprised him by paying their subscription. John even calls himself "Uncle John". It is rather odd how proud some people are of their age now. It sued to be that we carried birthday write-ups with a (?). Wonder if the old age pension propaganda has anything to do with this? But nevertheless, we congratulate you John, and hope that you will have 52 more anniversaries and also hope that you be will be lucky enough this season to land a 52 lb. fish.
- Mrs. Mabel BOPHER will open a beauty shop in the Donovan Building Feb. 2. She has rented the late Miss Laura READNOUR property, and has moved therein. Her mother is making her home with her.
- Mr. Frank L. SPENCER of Salem, and Miss Pearle ALVIS of this city motored to Vincennes, Ind. on Jan. 19 where they were married. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. T.F. SPENCER of Salem, and is employed in the post office in that city. The bride is granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will EAGAN of this city, and for the past few years made her home with her grandparents. The couple will make their home in Salem.
- Mr. Paul SWIFT and Miss Ellen MULVANY were married at the home of the brides parents Sunday. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark SWIFT residing west of this city. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy MULVANY, residing west of this city.
- Darrell CALDWELL, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther CALDWELL of Patoka, was accidentally shot in the breast by his brother-in-law, Ted NELSON, while hunting rabbits Sunday near Patoka. He died soon after the shooting. Services were held in Patoka.
- Omega: Funeral services were held at the Christian Church Saturday for Mrs. May CAMPBELL, who died at the home of her father, Mr. Wm. LOVELL. Interment was in Iuka Cemetery.
- Jan. 27th being the birthday of Mrs. Harry EAGAN, her daughter, Miss Tiona, surprised here by sending a car that she and her family might come to Alma where a delicious dinner was prepared in her honor at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ernest HARRIS. Others attending were Mrs. Anna RHODES, and Miss Tiona EAGAN of Alma.
- Mrs. Ralston HANNA celebrated her birthday Monday by having 32 neighbors and friends come to her home to surprise her.
- Leroy SEE, who is attending Kinmundy H.S., was at home in Omega Sunday to help celebrate his fathers, Mr. Paul SEEs, birthday.
Feb. 7, 1935:
- Feb. 3rd being the wedding anniversaries of Mr. and Mrs. Dan ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher COLE, and Mr. and Mrs. Orville DISS, the occasion was celebrated at the COLE home, Mrs. COLE serving a delicious dinner. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Walter GEORGE and daughter, Eva Maxine, Misses Edith DISS, Beulah JONES, Ruby ARNOLD and Darlene COLE, D.A. ARNOLD, Jr., and William COLE, Mr. and Mrs. Loren WILLIAMS, Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS and granddaughter, Catherine BLACK, and Miss Velma ALDRICH of Alma.
- Monday evening a large number of friends of Mr. and Mrs. Richard SCHWABE met at the home of Mr. SCHWABEs parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ora L. SCHWABE, and gave a miscellaneous shower in their honor. Later the party wended its way to the Legion Hall, where music, dancing, a wedding ceremony and hilarious festivities prevailed.
- The fire alarm sounded last Thursday afternoon and the fire department was called to the Bud FEATHERS home in the north part of town. Mr. FEATHERS was working with a gasoline lamp and it exploded, doing quite a bit of damage to his furniture as well as the inside of the house. He received a minor burn on the hand and says that he considers himself lucky.
- Little Miss Julia MERY entertained 12 little Misses in honor of her 9th birthday at her M.E. Parsonage home Saturday.
- The township relief project which was supposed to have started Friday morning was not started on account of the boys refusing to work for 30 cents per hour. They had been receiving 50 cents per hour on the school project and a good many more places over the county are receiving 50 cents per hour. We did not blame the boys for striking because we did not figure they were getting a square deal. A group of business men were invited to the Centralia office to help understand the pay scale. This old scale has been stopped. It looks as though the boys will be unable to obtain the 50 cent pay scale no matter how long they hold out. If the boys do not go back to work they will be put back on direct relief, which will not give them as much as work relief.
- East Zion: Marvin BASSETT spent Sunday morning with Ancel, Lyle, and Beryl ARNOLD.
- East Zion: A.D. NICHOLS cut his hand across the nuckles with the wood saw while sawing wood for Henry JONES Friday.
- East Zion: Lela May and Lucille NICHOLS, Nellie Mae JONES, and Roberta ARNOLD attended the charivari and kitchen shower for Mr. and Mrs. Paul SWIFT at the Roy MULVANY home.
- Wilson School: Last Wednesday, Chris MEYER and son, George, Marion SHUFELDT, Frank HUMPHREY and Fred KLEISS went together and hauled in feed and cut and sawed several loads of wood for Frank KOLB and family. Frank is confined to bed with a sore knee.
- Miss Alta GARRETT of Villa Grove spent the past week with her grandmother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- Mr. and Mrs. Glenn BRASEL have a baby boy born Feb. 5th.
Feb. 14, 1935:
- The Grade School will close until Feb. 25th by the Board of Education due to the large number of pupils affected with either the measles or flu. There were 49 students absent yesterday. All of the students in the high school have had the measles and their schedule is not affected.
- On Feb. 6, 1935, 35 relatives and friends gathered at the home of Charles WHITSON, north of Alma, to help celebrate his 81st birthday. Mr. WHITSON was born and has spent most of his life in this county. He has 6 living children, of whom 2 daughters were with him on his birthday, namely, Mrs. Ruth SWAYZE and Miss Thelma. Others present were: Mrs. Nellie ORGAN, Mrs. Rose MARSHALL, Mr. Henry ORGAN, Mr. and Mrs. Elvin CONANT and 3 children, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest WILLIAMS and 2 sons, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph POLANKA Jr. and 2 children, Mr. and Mrs. Walter WARREN, Mr. and Mrs. Roy WILLIAMS, 2 sons and little daughter, Mrs. Adolph TOCKSTEIN, daughter and 2 sons, Mr. and Mrs. E.P. MALONE, Mr. S. GENTRY, Mr. Mathis FORD, Miss Norma SWAYZE, Mr. Marion ADAMS, Mrs. Walter SCHOONOVER and Edd ORGAN.
- The State has put up new markers along our hard road. The number has been changed from 142 to 37. Route 142 now leaves Mt. Vernon in a southeasternly direction to Equality. Route 37 extends from Watson to Marion.
- Mrs. Ida PLUE, who is a patient in the Olney Sanitarium, suffered a severe heart attack.
- When Ira MORRIS opened his store this morning, he found one of the large glass windows broken. Evidently someone hit it with a rock. The building is owned by Mrs. Lotta NEIL HEINRICH.
- Swift: A shower was given at the Ren WAINSCOTT home Friday in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Richard SCHWABE.
- Swift: Ren WAINSCOTT and wife spent Saturday evening with Selby GARRETT and family.
- Mr. and Mrs. Wallace OSBORNE of Farina have a new baby daughter named Betty Joan. Mrs. OSBORNE was formerly Miss Geneva MALINSKY of Kinmundy.
- William COLE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher COLE, received his diploma from the Wabash Institute, having taken a course in business administration.
- East Zion: Marvin BASSETT is on the sick list.
Feb. 21, 1935:
- Mr. Louis BARBEE celebrated his 80th birthday Sunday by having some of his children come and give him a surprise at the noon hour. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. F.A. HAMMER, of Chicago; Duard DAVIS, a grandson, of Battle Creek, Mich.; Guy BARBEE and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Byron BARBEE of this city. Several called during the afternoon to extend best wishes. Both Mr. and Mrs. BARBEE are life-long residents of this community and both are enjoying fairly good health at the present time.
- Mrs. O.E. LOCKHART, wife of Rev. O.E. LOCKHART of Polo, Mo., died Feb. 7 at Kansas City Hospital after an operation for cancer of the stomach. She was laid to rest in Smithville, Mo. Bro. LOCKHART was a pastor at Kinmundy for 3 years.
- Farewell Party: About 35 friends and neighbors gathered at the John BASS home Monday where a pleasant evening of music and games were enjoyed. All departed wishing Mr. and Mrs. BASS and daughter success in their new home.
- Mr. and Mrs. Paul HANNA have a new baby daughter born Monday.
- 27 friends, mostly former Kinmundy folks, helped Mr. and Mrs. E.A. SNELLING celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary at the home of their son, Mr. H.M. SNELLING of Chicago.
- Mrs. Ida SMITH and daughter, Mary, are moving from St. James to the W.C. INGRAM property in this city, and plan to make this their future home. The SMITHS need no introduction to Kinmundy as 2 daughters, Mrs. Ruth ALEXANDER and Mrs. Cecil RAYMOND, and 2 sons, Arno and Irwin, have made Kinmundy their home in the past.
- The fur season closed a month ago, but Harold KLEISS, the champion trapper of the Wilson district, is keeping up his profession by catching hawks. A week ago he caught 3 hawks. After killing them, he measured the wing tips, the largest being 4 feet, 7 inches. He has also caught 1 crow and 1 skunk, the latter being liberated.
- Mrs. Bessie K. SMITH is suffering from a painful sprain of her right wrist, received by a fall on the brick walk at her home on Tuesday.
- Announcement has been received by the ROONEY families of the birth of a 7 lb. daughter, Margaret Catherine, to Mr. and Mrs. Sam McCULLOUGH of Chicago on Feb. 13th. The mother will be remembered here as Miss Helen ROONEY.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Albert LONG and son, and Jack WILLIAMS of Chicago, spent the weekend at the Roy WILLIAMS home and attended the funeral of Mr. Andy WILLIAMS.
- Mr. and Mrs. Marshall WILLIAMS are parents of a 10 lb. daughter born Feb. 20.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Jim OSBORNE spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jim BASSETT and children, Marvin and Ruth.
- East Zion: The community was saddened to hear of the death of Andy WILLIAMS who died Friday.
- East Zion: Mr. Roy MULVANY received word Saturday of the death of his father. The deceased had been making his home with his sister.
Feb. 28, 1935:
- Mr. and Mrs. Ellis WOLFE of Centralia, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Edythe, to Mr. Rolland J. HEPP, which took place Feb. 20 at St. Marys Church in Centralia.
- Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. MAXEY and family and Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. MAXEY departed Tuesday for their new home near Polo, Ill. They were accompanied by Mr. F.M. ELDER, who will make his home with them and also by William LUX, who will be employed by Robert, Sr. for awhile.
- Little Freddie, son of Ace and Rose MULVANEY, was born Apr. 15, 1933 near Omega. His illness was only of a short duration. He became serious Thursday and died Friday. He was 1 year, 10 months and 7 days. Besides his father and mother, he leaves 9 brothers and sisters, 1 grandmother, Mrs. PHILLIPS, of Christopher, Ill., aunts, and uncles. Interment was made in Elder Cemetery.
- Dr. George P. DOUGHERTY, who has been a practicing physician in Neoga, will locate in Kinmundy this week. He has rented space in the Masonic Building and will soon move his family here.
- After recuperating from the measles, Miss Betty BARCROFT (as well as her daddy) was overwhelmingly surprised Wednesday when a group of her "big" friends gathered at her home and helped her celebrate her 8th birthday, the guests having a potluck supper for the occasion, including 2 birthday cakes. At a late hour (the little hostess bedtime), all departed wishing her many happy returns of the day. Those present were: Grandma NIRIDER, "Pop" and "Sis" SUTTON, Wilford and Aggie SNELLING and Mrs. Emma SNELLING.
- Mrs. Dow GREEN is critically ill at her home in North Fork.
- Jesse GEORGE visited the Effingham Clinic Tuesday and the doctors announced he was somewhat improved. He was ordered to remain in bed for another month.
- Mr. C.B. SMITH is reported quite ill, being confined to his home with erysipelas.
- Depression Over: The depression is apparently a thing of the past as far as 2 local business firms are concerned. The firm of MAHAN and MOTCH have installed a new electrically refrigerated meat counter. Their business has grown to such an extent that 1 meat counter was not sufficient and so they added another one. W.W. LOWE has installed another cash register. 2 money drawers was not sufficient for his business and so the cash register was installed.
- Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD was celebrating her birthday Sunday. All of her children and grandchildren gathered at the home, and the bountiful dinner was served at noon. This included: Mr. and Mrs. ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. Elnoe BROWN and daughters, Harriett, Virginia, and Kathleen; Mr. and Mrs. Robb GREEN and sons, Leroy and Keith; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph FEATHERS and children, Juanita, Joseph, and Helen all of Kinmundy, and Mr. and Mrs. L.E. GREEN and family, Madeline, L.E. Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Orville SHROEDER of Patoka.
- Rolland and Lyle BARBEE, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Guy BARBEE, have assumed management of the READNOUR Café.
- On Feb. 21, Mr. and Mrs. I.D. INGRAM entertained 25 members of the Auxiliary of Spanish American Veterans and their wives in a pot luck dinner. After dinner pinochle was enjoyed. Those present were: Mrs. Nina JENSON and family of Centralia; Mr. and Mrs. Martin DUFFY, Mrs. V.E. MUSGROVE and daughter, Irene, Mr. and Mrs. William MERCER, Mrs. Steve ALEXANDER, Mr. and Mrs. Doc REED, Mrs. BIGELOW, Mr. and Mrs. SHOOMAKER and family, Mrs. LANDON and Mrs. WALKER of Salem. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie BUNNELL of Salem were welcome guests.
- Meadow Branch: Several relatives and friends gathered at the Dell STRATTON home Sunday and surprised Mr. STRATTON with a basket dinner, it being his 63rd birthday.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Wilson STALLONS formerly of this neighborhood, had a sale Feb. 25, and are moving to Salem.
- Swift: Marshall WILLIAMS and wife are parents of a 10 lb. baby girl.
- Miss Helen INGRAM who teaches school at Karnak, Ill. was home for the weekend.
- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Ren WAINSCOTT, Mr. and Mrs. Richard SCHWABE, and Mr. Raymond ATKINS spent Wednesday at the Selby GARRETT home.
- Elder School: The birthday part for G.R. LONNON was well attended. All report a good time.
- Omega: A birthday dinner held at the G.W. VanCleve home Sunday. The HUDDLESTON family of Salem and the Ray SCHOOLEY family were present.
- Shanghai: Sunday evening a number of friends and relatives gathered at the home of Miss Beulah DISS and pleasantly surprised her, it being her birthday. Ice cream and cake were served.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Roy FOGERSON, Mr. and Mrs. Grover FOGERSON, and Mr. and Mrs. Cord FARRIS and daughter, Geneva, attended funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Jane LONG, at Siloam last Wednesday.
- Young School: Several neighbors gathered at the R.F. MAXEY home and gave them a surprise farewell party. The evening was spent with games and social conversation. Oysters, pickles, coffee, and cookies were served.
March 7, 1935:
h. He made good progress for a week and then a stoppage of the intestine retarded his progress. This was soon overcome and he began to mend again. About 2 weeks ago he suffered a hemorrhage from the incision which placed his vitality at low ebb again. Last Friday and Saturday he suffered 2 more hemorrhages and again on Sunday, which proved too much for him and he passed away. Services were held from the M.E. Church Wednesday with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Charles Fuqua, son of Francis Asbury and Sarah FUQUA PRUETT, was born Dec. 31, 1878, and died March 3, 1935 at St. Marys Hospital in East St. Louis. He, with his brother, W.S. PRUETT, carried on an extensive business, this business touched many families, not only supplying the needs of those in their employment, but many were the recipients of charity known only to the firm and those benefitted. In their line of business, Mr. PRUETT was at one time State President of the Illinois Poultry and Egg Association. In our town, he was Mayor for 2 terms, has been President of the Building and Loan Association since 1918; President of the First National Bank since Jan. 1922, and a member of the Board of Directors for several years prior to 1922. He graduated from our public school in the class of 1896, and was later director for some time, and president of the Board. He graduated from Illinois Normal University with the class of 1899. He has long been interested in the temperance cause. He became a member of Royal Templars of Temperance when in high school. He also belonged to the Knights of Pythias, Kinmundy Lodge No. 398, A.F. & A.M., and Kinmundy chapter of O.E.S. He belonged to our church since he was a boy, and has been Sunday School Superintendent since 1917. Mr. PRUETT married Miss Stella May DOOLEN on Nov. 6, 1902, and had the following sons and daughters: Francis G. of Carlyle; Dorothy, now Mrs. Hugh A. LANDESS of Lincoln; Charles E. of Chicago; and Frederick A., now a student at the Teachers College at Carbondale. He also leaves 3 grandchildren: Jean and Buddy, children of Dr. and Mrs. LANDESS; and Patricia, known as "Patsy", daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis PRUETT. (Note: A picture was included with this obituary.)
- Mrs. Elmer BASSETT Dies in Peoria: Mrs. Elmer BASSETT passed away at the home of her sister in Peoria, Saturday, after having suffered for the past several weeks from cancer of the lungs. The body arrived in Alma Tuesday morning where the funeral services were held at 11 o'clock from the M.E. Church and interment made in the Martin Cemetery.
- Yesterday, the residents of Kinmundy and surrounding vicinities, paid their last respects to a dearly loved and highly respected citizen, Mr. C.F. PRUETT. Mr. PRUETT underwent a major operation in St. Marys Hospital on Jan. 30t
- A sumptuous dinner was served in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis BARBEE Sunday in honor of the birthday of Byron BARBEE and Mrs. Louis BARBEE, which occurred on March 2nd and 4th, respectively. Those enjoying the occasion were: Mr. and Mrs. RHODES and Mrs. DABNEY of Alma; Mrs. Ella WILLIAMS of Champaign; Mr. and Mrs. Byron BARBEE, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis BARBEE of this city.
- The Community Birthday Circle were invited to the home of Mrs. F.S. HARRIS on Saturday to help celebrate Mrs. HARRIS birthday and it was also Mrs. Susanna JONES birthday. About 20 were present. Games and guessing contests were enjoyed, and lunch of pie, doughnuts and coffee was served.
- Mr. Henry OGLESBY and Mrs. Dessie LUCAS of Salem, were married Feb. 27 in Salem. Mrs. OGLESBY was a former resident of Kinmundy.
- In Memoriam of Loy L. MORRIS who died March 7th.
- We received a note from Mr. R.F. MAXEY who moved to Polo last week, stating the home in which he moved Friday, was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. They saved practically everything but their beds, beddings and several small things. He estimated a loss of about $200.
- Mr. L.E. KLINE purchased a cow last week from Clyde BASSETT and sold same on the market. Mr. KLINE received a check for $99.97 for the cow. The cow was of the beef stock, and as the check will indicate, a very good animal.
- Miss Pearl ARNOLD of Fairfield spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan ARNOLD and family.
- Shanghai: Miss Florence DOOLEN of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice EDMAN and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry BRASEL visited Friday night at the E.H. GRAY home.
- Mr. Dan ARNOLD Sr., has been suffering with an infected eye caused by a thorn breaking off in the eyeball.
- East Zion: The community was saddened to hear of the death of Mrs. Mag BASSETT.
- Meacham: Mr. Chas. KELL received word of the death of his uncle, Mr. Wm. KELLER of Flora. The funeral was held Tuesday.
- Meacham: Several from this neighborhood attended the birthday dinner in honor of Mrs. Orin BUTTS Saturday.
- Camp Ground: Ola May EDWARDS, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen EDWARDS, was taken to Salem Hospital Saturday suffering with an attack of appendicitis.
- Green Ridge: Mr. Gage BASSETT received word here Saturday that his mother had passed away in Peoria Saturday.
- Mr. Chas. POSEY suffered a stroke of apoplexy Sunday morning and is in serious condition.
- Mrs. Fannie LOWE was in Belleville Friday attending a family party, in honor of her relative, Attorney P.K. JOHNSON, who was celebrating his birthday on this day.
March 14, 1935:
- Mrs. Anna WOODS passed from earth after several years of failing health and weeks of intense suffering. Anna A., daughter of Joseph and Martha POTTER, was born on a farm east of Kinmundy, on June 2, 1858. She was a family of 5 children, all having passed away except 1 brother. She grew to womanhood in the family home and on Sept. 18, 1878 she married James M. WOOD of Sandoval. Her husband died July 12, 1930. Six children were born to this union, all of whom survive: Frank J. WOOD of Paris, Texas; Lotta WAGNER of St. Louis; Grover WOOD of Centralia, Ill.; Mary McGUIRE of Fort Smith, Ark.; Chas. N. WOOD of Centralia; and Gail BARNES of Chicago. There are also 10 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild, Delorus BYRNS, and 1 brother, Charles POTTER of Sandoval. Mrs. WOOD had been spending the winter in St. Louis at the home of her daughter. She passed away March 9, 1935. Services were held from the Sandoval Christian Church with interment in Sandoval Cemetery.
- Leroy TELFORD, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. TELFORD, underwent a mastoid operation in St. Louis last week. He is getting along fine.
- Mrs. H.E. MINER was taken to the Weber Sanitarium in Olney, last Friday and yesterday underwent a major operation. She is doing as well as can be expected.
- The Board of Directors of the Kinmundy Building and Loan Association met in its regular monthly session Tuesday. Owing to the death of their president, Mr. Chas F. PRUETT, the board elected Mr. W.S. PRUETT to fill the vacancy. Webster LOWE was elected director to fill vacancy.
- Charles Vernon POSEY, son of B.W. and Sarah POSEY, was born at Obion, Tenn. on Aug. 24, 1894 and died at his home in Kinmundy on March 8, 1935. During the World War, Mr. POSEY served in the United States Navy, enlisting on May 12, 1917 and receiving his discharge Sept. 25, 1919. He married Mrs. Mildred TWIGG at Crawfordsville, Ind. on Aug. 12, 1932, and she with her son, Francis TWIGG, survive. He also leaves: 3 brothers, B.W. POSEY of Hickman, Ky; L.C. and A.B. POSEY of Blithesville, Ark.; 1 sister, Mrs. G.P. DILLON of Memphis, Tenn.; 3 nephews and 2 nephews.
- Word has been received here by relatives that little Nancy Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John HELVEY of South Bend, Ind. was operated on for double mastoid in that city last Friday and is in serious condition. Their son, John, is in the same hospital being treated for an ear infection. Mrs. HELVEY will be remembered here as Miss Vivienne HAMMER.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB and son, Harold, visited Sunday at the Mrs. Martha WANTLAND home.
- East Meadow Branch: Miss Mildred ROBB visited Sunday with Miss Lorraine BAYLIS.
- Elder School: Mrs. Mary SHAFFER, who has been confined to her bed with rheumatism the past few weeks, remains unimproved.
- Meadow Branch (from last week): Earl DOOLEN, who has been making his home in this vicinity the past winter, was taken to Salem recently where he pleaded guilty to 2 charges of public indecency.
- Meadow Branch (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. George LENHART, and Frank JOHNSON and sons, Charles and Bobby, visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and daughter.
- Omega: A surprise party was given on R.M. SCHOOLEY at the Paul JENKINS home last Friday night, it being his 78th birthday. A large number was present.
- Omega: Mr. and Mrs. Allen EDWARDS little daughter, Ila May, was operated on at Salem Hospital Friday for locked bowels. She is reported as doing nicely.
- Miss Florence DOOLEN was home from Salem for the weekend visiting her mother, Mrs. R.C. ROBB.
- Mrs. Icy GARRETT celebrated her birthday anniversary Monday with a family dinner.
March 21, 1935:
- Mrs. Will H. SHAFFER died at her home in the Elder School District this morning. Mrs. SHAFFER had been in failing health for the past several weeks and for the past several months had been confined her bed with rheumatism. A few days ago she suffered a stroke of apoplexy, which caused her death. Besides her husband, she leaves 2 daughters, Lucille and Willadeen, and 1 son, Lester YOST.
- March 14, being the wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL, the Community Birthday Circle decided to give them a surprise party, which they did first by a rousing charivari. Then, being invited into the house, congratulations were extended and a fine program of wedding remembrances, guessing games, recitations, and readings were very muchly enjoyed. Doughnuts, cookies and coffee were served and at a late hour, all departed wishing Mr. and Mrs. HARRELL many more anniversaries. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer BUTTS and daughter, Mr. STALLONS, Mrs. Mattie HITT of Casey, and Mr. See MILLICAN of Omega. On March 14, the Community Birthday Circle met at the home of Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER. Ten members were present and Mrs. HITT was a very welcome guest. They tacked a comfort and did other sewing for the hostess. At the noon hour, a fine pot luck dinner was served. Mr. Raymond SOLDNER, Mr. E.G. DILLON and Mr. E.W. SOLDNER were guests at the noon hour.
- Mr. and Mrs. E.W. DOOLEN, Mrs. B.F. LOWE, Mr. C.I. DOOLEN and Mrs. Icy GARRETT motored to Vernon Wednesday and attended a sumptuous dinner, served in the Isham DOOLEN home in honor of his 77th birthday anniversary. Mrs. LOWE remained for a more extended visit.
- Charles William ANDREWS was in our office yesterday showing us a new baseball sent to him by Branch RICKEY, Vice President, and General Manager of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, with an autograph of each of the players on it. This is indeed a nice gift and would be appreciated by any body,
- In Memoriam of Evelyn BARBEE who died March 20, 1934. Sadly missed by husband, Lee BARBEE; son, Earl; daughters, Cora and Leona; and granddaughters, Vivienne, Dorothy, and Geraldine.
- The Junior Aid of the Christian Church pleasantly surprised Mrs. Theodore MILLER March 14th by going to her home with well filled baskets and reminding her of her birthday.
- March 14, being the 73rd birthday of Mrs. J.D. BARBEE, her children and near relatives planned and successfully carried out a surprise in her honor March 17th. The guests arrived with well filled baskets for the noon hour. Mrs. BARBEE was the recipient of several nice gifts. Guests included: Mr. and Mrs. J.D. BARBEE, Mrs. Lillie SCHNEIDER and family, Mr. and Mrs. A.N. GRAY, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis BARBEE, of Kinmundy; Mr. and Mrs. C.H. BARBEE, Mr. Harry MITCHELL, Mrs. Merle SELBY of Champaign; Mrs. and Mrs. John DYER and family of LaClede; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd BARBEE and family of Centralia; Mr. and Mrs. R.A. GEORGE and daughter, Mrs. Nan RISINGER, Mrs. Leona PURSLEY and son, Russell, of Odin.
- Green Ridge (from last week): Several attended the dance at Hugo MULVANYs Saturday night.
- Green Ridge (from last week): Those attending the funeral of Mrs. Mary BASSETT were Mr. and Mrs. Ed DOUDERA, Mr. and Mrs. F.L. DOUDERA, Jr. and daughter, Josephine, Edith DOUDERA, Mr. Frank DOUDERA, Sr., and son, Harry, and daughter, Lillie, Mr. and Mrs. Gage BASSETT, Charlie McWHIRTER, daughter, Ruth, and son, Morris.
- Green Ridge (from last week): Mrs. Edith DOUDERA received word Saturday that her brother, Harry ALDRICH, was seriously injured in an auto wreck Friday.
- Young School (from last week): This community was very sorry to hear of the home of R.F. MAXEY burning down one day last week.
- Swift (from last week): Marvin CONANT and family spent Sunday at the Pid BASSETT home.
- East Zion (from last week): Some of the neighbors helped Virgil LIVESAY and family move to the George REESE home and helped Morris ADAMS and family move to the Virgil LIVESAY home.
- East Zion (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Edwin ARNOLD spent Sunday with the formers parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus ARNOLD and family.
- East Zion (from last week): James BASSETT and Merle JONES were Friday afternoon business visitors in Kinmundy.
- East Zion (from last week): Marvin BASSETT, who is going to Kinmundy High School, visited over the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim BASSETT, and daughter, Ruth.
- East Zion (from last week): Mrs. Jim BASSETT spent Wednesday with Mrs. Merle JONES and helped quilt.
- East Zion (from last week): Lafe BASSETT was a caller at the Charley ARNOLD home Friday afternoon.
- Green Ridge: Those who helped Mrs. Frank DOUDERA, Sr. to celebrate her 65th birthday were: Mr. and Mrs. Ed DOUDERA, Mr. and Mrs. Joe DOUDERA, Mr. George DOUDERA and family, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DOUDERA and sons, Billie and Kenneth, Mr. and Mrs. F.L. DOUDERA, Jr. and daughters, Laura and Josephine, Maryann and son, Louie, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde OSBORNE. Mr. Bill HEADLEY was an afternoon caller.
- Green Ridge: Lillian and Jim DOUDERA and Tom GARRETT called on George DOUDERA Sunday.
- Young School: Mr. J.W. WHITTENBURG received a message Monday stating the death of Mr. Perry McNEIL of Richview, Ill.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB called on Mr. and Mrs. Thurman ROBB and family Monday evening.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Alfred LEMAY received word of the birth of a babe born dead to Mr. and Mrs. John McCLURE of Harvey, Ill. Mrs. LEMAY left Wednesday to be with her daughter.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Lester ROBB of Lansing, Mich. announce the arrival of a big boy born March 17. Mrs. ROBB is formerly Miss Florence NOCHMAN.
- Mr. Melvin BOYD was taken to Olney Hospital Monday for treatment. He had been very ill with bronchial pneumonia and diabetes.
March 28, 1935:
- Mrs. James ARNOLD died at her home in Foster twp. Saturday night after a lingering illness. Services were conducted from the Arnold Chapel Church with interment in Sandy Branch Cemetery. Permelia Jane ROBB, daughter of Samuel and Agnes ROBB, was born in Foster twp. on Dec. 21, 1853. In early womanhood on Nov. 18, 1869, she was united in marriage with James W. ARNOLD and established their home in Foster twp. To this union was born 5 children, 4 grew to adult years and still survive: 3 sons, Elmer, Sam and Ora, and 1 daughter, Lola GREEN. 1 infant son died in infancy. 2 grandchildren, bereft of a mother, received her tender care, Doris JONES and Dale ARNOLD. In early years she joined with Arnold Chapel M.E. Church. On Nov. 18, 1919, Uncle "Jeems" and Aunt "Meek" celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with children, grandchildren, neighbors and old friends among them. They continued lifes pilgrimage together 15 more years. Surviving her are her husband; 3 sons and daughter, 17 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, Mary WALKER, and 1 brother, R.C. ROBB.
- In the early morning of March 21, 1935, Mrs. W.H. SHAFFER peacefully fell asleep at the age of 51 years, 6 months, and 21 days. Mary Effie YOST, youngest child of Jacob and Lucinda YOST, was born Sept. 1, 1883, in Alma twp. She married Will H. SHAFFER on March 20, 1913, and was the mother of 3 children, 1 son, Lester, of Salem, and 2 daughters, Lucille and Willadean at home. She became a member of the Methodist Church at Pleasant Grove during a revival June 15, 1919. She loved to attend the services at Church and will be greatly missed. Mrs. SHAFFER was always kind and helpful, a good neighbor to all. She faithfully cared for her mother during her last illness, this mother having died May 17, 1924. Mrs. SHAFFER has been a sufferer for the last few years but just 6 weeks ago she was forced to give up her daily tasks and remain in bed. She suffered so patiently that neighbors and friends scarcely realized her serious condition until within a few days of her death. She leaves her husband, Will SHAFFER; 1 son, Lester of Salem; and 2 daughters, Lucille and Willadean, at home; 1 sister, Mrs. Laura ROGERS of Humboldt, Ill.; 2 brothers, Henry YOST, of Alma; and Arthur YOST of Laverne, Oklahoma; and 5 grandchildren. 2 brothers, Sammie and Charles, preceded her in death several years ago. During this, her last illness, she was ever lovingly cared for by her daughters. They were ever ready to answer mothers call day or night and faithfully cared for her. Services were held from the Pleasant Grove Church Friday with interment in the Yost Cemetery.
- Mr. Roy DAVIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. DAVIS underwent an operation for appendicitis Monday in St. Bernard Hospital in Chicago, and is reported as doing fine.
- Cleo Clifford PHILLIPS, son of Lydia and Robert PHILLIPS, was born Dec. 28, 1908, and died at the Salem Hospital on March 20, 1935. Clifford was born in Kinmundy, and most of his life was spent in and near this place. On Dec. 10, 1934 he married Miss Floy HOLLER, they making their home in Salem. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Mrs. Floy PHILLIPS of Salem; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert PHILLIPS of Brubaker; 5 brothers: Sam Raymond and Gene of Salem; Walter of Meacham and Dolphie, at home. 2 brothers died in infancy. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. John CURRY of Salem.
- With the arrival of his 21st birthday, Mr. Edward WATTERSON and Miss Wanda ZUMSTEG announce their marriage which occurred Sept. 20, 1934 in St. Louis, Mo. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Russell SLOAN of Salem, brother-in-law and sister of the bride. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike ZUMSTEG of this city. She graduated from K.H.S. with the Class of 33. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. WATTERSON of Salem, and is a graduate of Salem H.S., being a member of the Mid-Winter class of 33. The first 4 months of their married life they spent with their parents, but for the past 2 months they have been making their home in Peoria, where they have employment. Since their arrival there they were remarried by the Rev. Fr. Kay HILL of the Sacred Heart Church.
- Chas. E. PRUETT, who has been in the employ of Swift & Co. in Chicago, returned home Saturday. He is now being employed by his uncle, W.S. PRUETT, who has taken over the firm of F.A. PRUETT and sons.
- Mrs. Mary HOCKADAYs relatives from a distance came Sunday to help celebrate her birthday.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB was a Farina visitor Thursday.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and daughter visited Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LENHART.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL called on Mr. and Mrs. F.S. HARRIS Saturday evening.
- Mr. and Mrs. C.L. HENSLEY of Chicago have a baby boy named Chester Jr. born on March 16.
- March 21, the Junior Aid of the Christian Church met with Mrs. Martha DOWNS to help celebrate her birthday.
April 4, 1935:
- To Mr. and Mrs. Cecil CURRY was born a son, March 27.
- The result of Tuesdays election surprised many, while others say it went exactly as they figured. For the first time in several years, Kinmundy will be represented on the County Board of Supervisors by a Republican Supervisor. Over the county, the Republicans made a gain of two Supervisors which will make the board 16 democrats and 7 republicans. In the local wet and dry question, those opposed to liquor won by 10 votes. It would have probably been heavier majority than this if some had not have been confused on the matter. Word was promulgated the previous evening that the voters living within the City did not have the right to vote on this according to the word received from the Attorney General but the ballots were given to all. Consequently, several of the dry element did not vote on the question at all. We understand that Raymond ATKINS is not going to qualify for his office, and they also tell that Robert ROWAN cant qualify as there cannot be 2 school trustees from the same school district. Mr. W.F. HARVEY was elected school trustee 2 years ago. As a result, Mr. J.E. CRAIG will remain in the office for another 2 years at least.
Clifford JACKSON, R.
Leland BRASEL, D.
For Highway Commissioner:
Orville DISS, R.
Chas. BOYD, D.
For Justice of the Peace:
Raymond ATKINS, D.
R.J. ANDREWS, D.
Forrest JOHNSON, R.
For School Trustee:
R.S. ROWAN, R.
J.E. CRAIG, D.
Meacham twp. went Republican electing Wm. BUTTS over J.O. COX for highway commissioner. Alma twp. went democratic electing R.C. GARNER supervisor; Virgil SPITLER, highway commissioner, and J.R. TELFORD, school trustee. In Foster twp., they had a 3-way fight for highway commissioner with the following result: Tom GARRETT, D., 113; Ed MOELLER, R., 103; J.N. SHAW, I., 174. Omega twp went Democratic.
- Miss Helen MORGAN, who is one of the teachers in the Rock Island Schools, is spending the Spring vacation at home, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. MORGAN.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB and daughter, Mildred, were Centralia visitors Saturday.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Art WEISS are parents of a baby girl named Virginia Arlene born Saturday.
- Meacham: Mrs. Edwin HARRELL called on Mrs. J.O. COX Monday afternoon.
- East Zion: Nellie Mae JONES, Leah Pearl, and Duane WALTON, Roberta ARNOLD, and Gayle GARRETT called on Marvin and Ruth BASSETT, Sunday afternoon.
- Shanghai: G.F. JONES and family called at the D.A. ARNOLD home Sunday afternoon.
- Elder School: This community was saddened Thursday morning by the passing away of Mrs. Mary SHAFFER.
April 11, 1935:
- Mr. Joseph TELFORD died at his home east of Alma, Thursday after several months illness. He has been a very prominent man in Marion county, carrying on extensive farming operations. He was also very active in political circles, serving his township as Supervisor for several years.
- The Kinmundy friends of Gail WILSON, nee FROST, were very much shocked when a message came to them Thursday announcing her death. She was born and reared in Kinmundy, and received her education in our school. From the Decatur Herald: Mrs. WILSON died at her home in Decatur on Thursday of pneumonia. She was born March 27, 1886 in Kinmundy, and daughter of Zarda and Anna WHITE FROST. She was married to George WILSON, now a locomotive engineer on the Clinton district of the Illinois Central Railroad in Kinmundy, on Sept. 22, 1907. She leaves a husband and 2 children: Zarda WILSON of Chicago, and Mrs. Anita Gail WILCOX of Minonk, and her mother, who made her home with the WILSON family.
- Harold Arthur MORRIS and Ida Belle SANDLER were married at Wilfordsville in the SNELLING Café yesterday. The brides father, Mr. Wm. SADLER, and Mr. Wilfred SNELLING, acted as witnesses. Mrs. MORRIS is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. SADLER, residing in the west part of town, and although she has lived here only a short time, and she has made a wide circle of friends. The groom is son of Harry and Fay McCULLOUGH MORRIS, tho spending the days of his youth away from here, is a Kinmundy boy by birth, and has made Kinmundy his home for the past few years. The wedding supper was served at the home of the brides parents to the immediate family. A rousing charivari was given them later.
- Miss Mary MINER came home from Belleville to spend the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. MINER. The friends of Mrs. MINER will be pleased to know she is improving, after suffering a serious illness.
- Mrs. J.N. VALLOW entered the Effingham Clinic, Sunday, where she underwent an operation for tumor this morning. She is getting along nicely.
- Green Ridge: Several attended the charivari of Mr. and Mrs. Tom GARRETT Saturday night. The kitchen shower will be held Saturday night, April 13, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank DOUDERA, Sr.
- East Meadow Branch: Misses Edith SCHAUFELBERGER, Mildred ROBB, Lorraine BAYLIS, and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS were Salem visitors Thursday afternoon.
- East Meadow Branch: Misses Pearl JACKSON, Helen GARRETT, Mildred ROBB, and Lorraine BAYLIS visited Friday afternoon with Mrs. H.H. HOWELL. Mrs. JACKSON, Helen and Peggy visited with Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS.
- East Meadow Branch: The JESEK family have moved from Alma to the Margaret SEE GRAY place.
- East Meadow Branch: W.F. ROBB and family visited Sunday with Milton BAYLIS and wife.
- East Meadow Branch: E.G. FORD called on C.H. HOWELL Monday P.M.
- East Zion News: We had a mad dog scare in this vicinity Sunday afternoon. The dog bit 2 little calves for Merle JONES, a dog and hog for Monroe LANSFORD, and several other dogs.
- East Zion News: A large crowd attended the charivari at the Frank DOUDERA Sr. home for Mr. and Mrs. Tom GARRETT.
- Mrs. Mattie CHANCE and Mr. Raymond MAULDING attended the funeral of Aunt Fannie NICHOLS at Fredonia Sunday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Leroy KNABE of Chicago are parents of an 8 lb. son, Richard Leroy, born April 5, at Englewood Hospital. The mother is formerly Miss Ruth HANNA of this city.
- Mr. and Mrs. H.L. WARREN were in Urbana over the weekend, guests of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. F.A. BOSLEY. They were there to celebrate their granddaughter, Frances Jeans, 9th birthday.
April 18, 1935:
- Joseph TELFORD, son of Samuel G. and Mary BALDRIDGE TELFORD, was born Sept. 6, 1850, near Cartter, Marion Co., Ill., and died at his home near Alma on Apr. 4, 1935. He received his education in the country school with a finishing term in Salem, after which he taught school for a few terms in Marion Co. He married to Miss Laura HAWKINS on Oct. 9, 1879 at Dix in Jefferson Co. He is survived by his widow, Laura TELFORD; 1 daughter, Mrs. Nora GUST of Kinmundy; 4 sons, Lester of California; Emery C. of Salem; J. Roy of Alma; and James M. of Chicago. 1 daughter, Nellie May, died in infancy and was buried at Salem. 2 brothers and 2 sisters also survive, Arthur, of Kell; George B. of Manhattan, Kan.; Mrs. Kate RICHARDSON of Union City, Okla.; and Mrs. Eva G. McCLURKEN of Little Rock, Ark. 1 brother, James D. TELFORD, Sr. and 3 sisters, Dr. Margaret NEFF, Mrs. Alice WYATT, and Mrs. Clara ARNOLD, preceded him in death. He also leaves the following grandchildren: Mrs. Carol VETTER of Manitowac, Wis., Laura GUST, Samuel of U.S. Navy, San Francisco; Marjorie, Charles, Dr. Leroy, Joseph, Emily, Dick, and Mary Lou TELFORD. Also 2 great-grandchildren, Ruth and Donald VETTER. Joseph TELFORD belonged to a pioneer family, his ancestors coming from Scotland and Ireland. They arrived in America in Aug. 1772, settled in Chester Co., S.C. and fought in the Revolutionary War, after which his grandfather, James TELFORD, moved to Marion Co., Ill. In 1822, where his father, Samuel G. TELFORD, was born in 1827. He lived his entire life in Marion county, more than 50 years on his farm near Alma, and was one of the leading farmers, stock raiser, and fruit growers of this community during that time. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and served as a member of the County Board of Marion County for many years. Services were held from the E.C. TELFORD residence in Salem Sunday with interment in the family lot in East Lawn Cemetery in Salem.
- Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP entertained Mr. and Mrs. W.R. DOOLEN, Bennie, Charles Lee and Lela Mae to dinner Monday in honor of the 5th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. DUNLAP and the first birthday anniversary of little Lela Mae DOOLEN.
- Tuesday was Election Day in the city with a total of 417 casting ballots. The wet and dry issue seemed to attract more attention than the candidates for the several offices. On this question, the town went dry by a majority of 14. The first ward voted dry by 11 votes, and the third was also dry by 17 votes, but the so-called "bloody second" went wet by 14 votes. So now the city authorities will have to put the old town pumps in order.
- Mrs. Ellen GARRETT Dies: Mrs. Ellen GARRETT, widow of the late Willie GARRETT, passed away Tuesday morning at 2 oclock, at the home of her son, Mr. Selby GARRETT, aged 68 years, 11 months, and 5 days. The funeral services were held from the Selby GARRETT home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. L.V. Lovell, officiating. Interment was made in the Sandy Branch Cemetery.
- In the school election Saturday, 61 voted and there was not a dissenting vote. Chas. GAMMON was elected president of the board with a vote of 60. For members of the board, A.H. MILLER received 60, and W.S. PRUETT, 61. So the school board remains the same as it was with the exception of GAMMON replacing PRUETT for president, and PRUETT replacing GAMMON as member of the board.
- East Zion News: Frank GARRETT and family ate Sunday dinner at the Marshall SOUTER home.
- East Zion News: Mrs. Emma EAGAN and granddaughter, Nellie Mae JONES, called at the Charley ARNOLD home late Saturday evening.
- Meacham: Mr. Fred JONES, son of Mrs. Susanna JONES, had the misfortune to have a piece of hot solder to fly in his right eye. Dr.s are in hope they can save the sight.
- Mrs. Icy GARRETT and brother, Mr. C.I. DOOLEN, were visiting Mrs. GARRETTs daughter, Mrs. Dow GREEN at North Fork Sunday. Mrs. GREEN has recently been quite ill.
- Honoring the 75th birthday of C.R. HEATON, his friends and neighbors gathered April 14th and gave him a pleasant surprise. "Clare" along with everyone else, enjoyed the tasty viands spread before them. A list of those attending was printed.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB and daughter, Mildred, were Effingham visitors Saturday.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB and son, Harold, visited Sunday evening with the A.J. BAYLIS family.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Wes ROBB was called to the Selby GARRETT home Monday morning because of the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. GARRETT, who passed away about 2:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.
April 25, 1935:
- Life History of Mrs. Barbara Ellen GARRETT: Barbara Ellen, daughter of Jack and Sarah HOLT LANSFORD, was born in Foster township May 12, 1865, and entered into perfect rest at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT, six miles west of Kinmundy, April 16, 1935. At an early age she was converted at a revival meeting held at Doolen school house and later joined the North Fork Church and was a true and faithful Christian until death called her home. She was united in marriage to James William GARRETT, February 10, 1887, by the Rev. John BALLANCE. To this union were born five sons and three daughters: Selby, Berthol, Frank, Clyde, and Harold, who died in early childhood; Mrs. Hazel LIVESAY, Mrs. Esta ROBB, and Mrs. Mamie BASSETT. A little nephew, Edson JONES, was given the love and care of mother and father until his passing away at the age of eighteen years. For more than forty-seven years she and her husband lived in the old GARRETT homestead sharing their joys and sorrows together. They spent five months in Colorado. After the death of the dear husband and father, July 28, 1934, she made her home with her son, Selby and wife. During the summer months she passed some time with her other sons and daughters. She has been in frail health for a number of years but was only confined to her bed for the past few weeks. All that loving hands could do to comfort her were administered, but the angels called her home to dwell with them. She was a devoted wife, a kind and loving mother and grandmother. Their home was one where a hearty welcome awaited the relatives, friends and neighbors. The children have sustained the loss of a dear mother, the community a dear friends, but what is our loss is her gain. Besides the sons and daughters, she leaves to mourn their loss, one brother, Monroe LANSFORD, of Arnold Chapel; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth ATKINS and Mrs. Bertha ROBB of Kinmundy, and Mrs. Cliffie GILLESPIE, of Vernon; twenty-two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Two little granddaughters, Clara and Isabel GARRETT, are waiting to welcome their grandmother at the Heavenly Portals. Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT, Wednesday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m., Rev. L.V. LOVELL, officiating. Interment was made in Sandy Branch Cemetery.
- Mr. John SEITZ of northwest of this city, and Mrs. Mary MILLER of Altamont were married in Brownstown, Ill. on April 16. They will make their home on the grooms farm.
- Mr. Howard SPENCER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall SPENCER and Miss Alma COX of Polo, Ill. were married at Polo on April 12. The couple will make their home in Charleston, Ill. where Mr. SPENCER has employment.
- In Memoriam of Harry H. CRAYCROFT who died April 25, 1934.
- Word was received here by relatives of the passing of Miss Mary MURRAY of East St. Louis. She was a cousin to the ROONEY families. After services at Sacred Heart Church in East St. Louis, interment was made in the family lot in the Catholic Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. Luther DAVIS of Chicago announce the engagement of their daughter, Larualee, to Mr. Harry NELSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam NELSON of Chicago.
- Mrs. Cynthia Elizabeth CRANK died at her home in this city on April 22, aged 67 years, 5 months, and 6 days. Services were held from the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. CRANK returned home from Chicago a few weeks ago, where she had made her home for the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Wm. HERRICK. Soon after her arrival here, she became ill with heart trouble and gradually grew worse with no hopes for recovery.
- In the Dual meet held here with Farina, the K.H.S. athletes renewed competition with Farina High School with a victory. However, the victory was rather costly, for SPURLIN spiked himself in the foot, and GREEN, of Farina, dropped the shot on Charley SMITHs foot, bruising his big toe rather badly.
- East Zion: Mrs. Stella ARNOLD spent Saturday night and Sunday with Jim BASSETT and family.
- East Zion: A large crowd attended the surprise birthday party for Clyde WILLIAMS and Anna TOCKSTEIN at the Adolph TOCKSTEIN home Saturday night. Fruit salad and cake were served.
- East Zion: Miss Frances NEILSON called at the Charley ARNOLD home late Friday evening.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. James BASSETT, and Mrs. Stella ARNOLD called at the Charley ARNOLD home Sunday afternoon.
- East Meadow Branch: Pid BASSETT and family, and Virgil LIVESAY and family visited Sunday with W.F. ROBB and family.
- East Meadow Branch: Miss Edith SCHAUFELBERGER, James CONANT, and Charles W. YOUNG called on Miss Mildred ROBB Sunday afternoon.
- East Meadow Branch: E.G. FORD of Alma called on A.J. BAYLIS Monday afternoon.
- East Meadow Branch: Miss Willadene KNISELEY spent Friday night and Saturday with Mrs. Mildred ROBB.
- Wilson School: Mrs. Edith KNISELEY finished a successful term making her 9th consecutive term at Wilson.
- Wilson School: April 15 being the birthday of Mrs. Vernon SIPES, who is confined to her bed, her many friends surprised her with a handkerchief and card shower. She wrote a verse to say thank you.
- Omega: The Church of God will dedicate their new building Sunday.
- Mrs. Fannie LOWE, Mrs. Icy GARRETT, Mr. E.W. DOOLEN, and Mr. C.I. DOOLEN attended the funeral of Mrs. Willie GARRETT at Sandy Branch Wednesday.
- Meacham: Rockhold School will be out April 26, and Mr. See MILLICAN and scholars are expected to go to the woods for a picnic dinner.
- Green Ridge: A surprise birthday party was given at the TOCKSTEIN home in honor of the 15th birthday of Miss Anna, and the 20th birthday of Clyde WILLIAMS.
- Green Ridge: Mr. Gage BASSETT and family spent Sunday with his father, Mr. Elmer BASSETT.
- Green Ridge: Those attending the funeral of Mrs. Ella GARRETT were: Mr. and Mrs. Noah THOMAS and daughter, Bessie, Mrs. F.L. DOUDERA, Jr. and daughter, Laura, Mr. Frank DOUDERA, Sr. and son, Harry, Mrs. Ed DOUDERA, and Mr. and Mrs. Tom GARRETT.
May 2, 1935:
- Mrs. Jennie BASCOM, widow of the late Rev. Naaman BASCOM, died at her home in Vandalia Sunday. Services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Vandalia. Mrs. BASCOM will be remembered by the older people of Kinmundy, her husband having been pastor of the Methodist Church here at one time. She would have been 89 years old one week from the time of her death.
- 14 members of the Junior Aid of the Christian Church surprised their President, Mrs. A.J. JACKSON, last Thursday afternoon. They came to help celebrate her (?) birthday.
- East Zion: Jim BASSETT and family spent Sunday with Jim OSBORNE and wife.
- East Zion: Marvin BASSETT, who is attending High School in Kinmundy, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim BASSETT, and his sister, Ruth.
- East Zion: A large crowd attended the kitchen shower and charivari for Mr. and Mrs. Dean ANDERSON Thursday. The bride was formerly Miss Lila WILLIAMS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry WILLIAMS.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Ellis BASSETT and babe spent Sunday with the formers father, Elmer BASSETT, and daughter, Edith.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Ed FORD of Alma spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Joe KNIGHT.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Tom GARRETT spent Sunday with her parents, Mr .and Mrs. Frank DOUDERA, Sr.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Tom GARRETT called on Mr. F.L. DOUDERA, Jr. and family Tuesday night.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Tom GARRETT called Sunday on Mr. Tom HAYNES, who is ill.
- Green Ridge: Mr. F.L. DOUDERA and family and Mr. Lyle WILLIAMS attended the birthday dinner at Louie JEZEKs Sunday.
- Young School: Our school closed Thursday with Mrs. Anna MARLOW finishing a successful term. About 30 enjoyed well filled baskets, and in the afternoon the children enjoyed themselves with a ciphering match.
- Omega: Byron MILLICANs brooder house burned down last Thursday. About 350 little chicks and his car burned. The car was in a shed attached to the brooder house.
- Mr. and Mrs. Floyd GAINS of Shelbyville announce the arrival of a daughter in their home. The mother is formerly Miss Helen SCHOOLEY of Kinmundy.
-Meacham: The Community Birthday Circle had a most delightful day with Mrs. Edwin HARRELL on Thursday, Apr. 25th. The hostess had a comfort in the frames and after tacking that, they bound another one, and they day went all too swiftly. At the noon hour a fine covered dish dinner was served, and at a later hour all departed thanking Mrs. HARRELL for such a fine day together.
- Meadow Branch: W.F. ROBB was in St. Louis Sunday, attending the ball game.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB was a Salem visitor Sunday afternoon.
- Mr. and Mrs. William HERRICK and sons of Chicago, returned to their home. They were called to Kinmundy by the illness of Mrs. HERRICKs mother, Mrs. Elizabeth CRANK, who died April 22.
- Mr. F.M. ELDER is slowly recovering from a severe heart attack suffered last week at the home of his grandson, Robert W. MAXEY, at Polo, Ill.
- Mr. and Mrs. L.J. HAMMER had as Sunday dinner guests, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie DeWERFF and family, Mr. and Mrs. Herman SMITH and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce VANSANT and family, all of Farina. The occasion was the 21st wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. HAMMER.
May 9, 1935:
- Mr. Paul GRAY of this city, and Miss Jessie ANDERSON of Salem were married Dec. 24, 1934 in the home of the grooms parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert GRAY in this city, in the presence of immediate relatives. They were successful in keeping it a secret until April 27, at which time the announcement was made. The bride is a native of Salem, and the groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert GRAY. They are making their home with the grooms parents for the present.
- Miss Sophia NOCHMAN, formerly of this city, was married to Mr. Ralph HENRICKSON of Chicago. The ceremony was performed at Waukegan, Ill.. Mrs. HENRICKSON is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael NOCHMAN, and was a graduate of Kinmundy High School with the class of 28, but since that time has made her home in Chicago. They will reside in Chicago.
- Mr. William Warren LOWE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel T. LOWE, and Miss Minnie HEADLEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David HEADLEY, were married in Salem on May 7, 1885. Immediately after the ceremony, they partook of a noon day repast in the East Main Hotel. The bride and groom were both born in the North Fork neighborhood, attending the North Fork School together, and it was in this neighborhood that they settled on a farm. They remained on this farm until 1899 when they moved, with their family, of 4 boys to Kinmundy where Mr. LOWE entered the mercantile business one year later. On Tuesday, this couple observed their 50th anniversary in a very quiet manner. They did not let the fact be known until afterwards and therefore, had but a very few callers. They would have celebrated the occasion but Mrs. LOWE is not in the best of health, and Mr. LOWE has been almost sick with a cold. Mr. and Mrs. LOWE have lived their entire life in this community and we dont know of a sweeter old couple anywhere, although uncle Warren says he is not old yet.
- John HANSON, son of Mrs. Della HANSON, who has served the past 3 years in the regular army, arrived home Friday for a visit with his mother and brother. He has been stationed in the Hawaiian islands. He likes army life, and will go to St. Louis next Monday to re-enlist.
- Mrs. Cora ABBOTT SIMPSON, wife of John SIMPSON, died after a long illness at her home in Pasadena, Cal. Services were held in Orange Grove Chapel, April 27, 1935. She was born in Branch Hill, Ohio, and from there came to Kinmundy, Ill., where she spent her girlhood. She married John SIMPSON in Kinmundy, who with one granddaughter, survives.
- Donkey Baseball, the funniest sport ever invented, is coming to Kinmundy on May 16. The members of VALLOWs Fats and NELMs Leans will meet on the school grounds to ride wild-eyed donkeys and play baseball at the same time.
- Lightening struck the home of Mrs. Cora CORNELL Monday morning, causing quite a bit of damage. Luckily the house did not catch on fire. The radio was completely destroyed and the windows broken. Mrs. CORNELL was not at home at the time.
- Misses Mildred ROBB and Edith SCHAUFELBERGER and Messrs. Dale and Francis HAMMER called on William and Darlene COLE, Thursday evening.
- Miss Maxine SWIFT entered the Effingham Clinic Thursday evening where she underwent an operation for appendicitis Friday. She is doing nicely.
- Wilson School: Mr. and Mrs. Frank HUMPHREY attended a surprise party at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gus BECCUE last Sunday, the occasion being their 40th wedding anniversary.
- Omega: The wind storm last Thursday did some damage here to trees and old roofs. George KNISELEYs hen house was turned over and a large limb blew off a maple tree on Ora RITTERs team, but luckily they were not hurt.
- Omega: Mr. and Mrs. Donald MARLOW and children attended Mrs. MARLOWs grandmothers funeral near Farina Sunday.
- Young School: Mr. and Mrs. Earl LANE and family, and Mrs. Izora PERRY and son, Albert, called at the Clyde PERRY home Friday to see Clyde, who had the misfortune to have a horse fall on him, breaking his leg between the knee and ankle Thursday.
- East Zion: the community was shocked to hear of the death of Uncle John STEPHENS.
- East Zion: Jim BASSETT was a business caller in Kinmundy Friday afternoon.
- East Zion: Mr. Cyrus ARNOLD is improved at this writing.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Joe KNIGHT spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Charley ARNOLD and daughter, Roberta.
- Swift School: Selby GARRETT and wife were callers at the Bob GREEN home Saturday evening.
- Swift School: Raymond ATKINS closed a successful term of school. At the noon hour a good time was enjoyed and the children participated in a program. Miss Myra HEADLEY has been employed to teach this school next year.
- Green Ridge: Clyde and Bessie THOMAS, Henry DONOHO, Laura, Josephine, Kathryn and Louie DOUDERA, Lyle WILLIAMS, and Elford WILLIAMS attended the dance at Ellis BASSETTs Saturday night.
- Green Ridge: Mr. F.L. DOUDERA Jr. and family spent Friday night with Mr. and Mrs. Tom GARRETT.
- Green Ridge: The high water injured several acres of wheat for Joe and Jim BILEK.
- Meadow Branch: Meadow Branch school closed May 2nd with a successful term taught by Rex GAMMON. A basket dinner and program was enjoyed.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB visited Sunday afternoon with the Pid GARRETT and family.
- East Meadow Branch: Word has been received here of the marriage of Mr. Elvin WALTERS and Miss Julia SLOVICK, both of Needles, Cal., which took place Easter, April 21. Mrs. WALTERS is the daughter of Mrs. Mary SLOVICK of this community, and a graduate of Kinmundy H.S. class of 1929. She has made her home in Needles for the past 4 years.
- Meacham: Mrs. Lucy HOLTZHAUSEN died in Farina last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde COOPER, and was buried in Elder Cemetery Sunday. She had been a resident of Meacham a great many years.
- Mrs. Dow GREEN of North Fork spent Friday in Kinmundy with her mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
May 16, 1935:
- Mrs. Clinton FARTHING, formerly Miss Ruth SPYKER of the Shriver School neighborhood, died May 8th at her home in Streator, Ill., after suffering from cancer for the past 2 years, being confined to her bed for the past 2 months. The remains were taken to Salem Friday to the home of Mr. FARTHINGs mother, Mrs. Ethel FARTHING. Services were held from the Baptist Church in this city with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Ruth Marie SPYKER was born near Kinmundy, Ill. Dec. 26, 1892, and died at Streator Ill. on May 8, 1935. She was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth SPYKER, both of whom preceded her in death some years ago. On June 10, 1914, she married Clinton G. FARTHING of near Salem, and they had 3 children were: Dwight, Glenn, and Velma, who with the husband, survives. At the age of 12, she united with the Camp Ground Methodist Church near her home, remaining a member until her death. She is also survived by her brother, Fred CRAIG of Mt. Vernon, and an uncle, Ed CRAIG of near Kinmundy.
- Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD planned a surprise for her husband in honor of his 78th birthday, which occurred Sunday. Twas a homecoming for all the children and their families, and the dinner was served at noon. It was a happy family that surrounded the dinner table knowing all members were present: There were Mr. and Mrs. L.E. GREEN and family of Patoka; Mr. and Mrs. Robb GREEN and family, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. BROWN and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph FEATHER and family, Mr. and Mrs. Guy ARNOLD and daughter, of Kinmundy. Mr. ARNOLDs sister, Mrs. Lizzie DOOLEN of Vernon was also a guest.
- East Zion: Ruth BASSETT, Ancel and Lyle ARNOLD, and Junior BORING of Jones School wrote on the Final April 26. They all received their grades Thursday and everyone passed.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Harry CHANCE, Mr. Charlie ARNOLD and daughters, Roberta, and Leah Pearl WALTON were callers at the Tom HAYNES home Sunday afternoon.
- East Meadow Branch: Harold ROBB spent Saturday night and Sunday with Howard ROBB.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. John ROBB and son, Howard, and Mr. and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS called on Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB Sunday night.
- Swift: Dan ARNOLD and family spent Sunday with Mark SWIFT and family.
- Green Ridge: Miss Mary WINKS closed a successful term of school at our school Thursday. A basket dinner was enjoyed. A list of visitors was included.
- Green Ridge: Green Ridge pupils who received awards for attendance were: Mr. Wilford and Durod DONOHO, Kilford and Lucian RICHARDSON, and Miss Ellen BASSETT.
- Green Ridge: Mrs. Lillie GARRETT spent Saturday evening with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank DOUDERA, Sr.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL are the owners of a new V-8.
May 23, 1935:
- Mr. David HEADLEY, well known resident of the North Fork community, in Foster twp., passed his 92nd milestone last Thursday. He is in fairly good health and expects to become a member of the century club in just a few more years. He is the only living Civil War Veteran in this community. Although he carries a bullet in his side received in the war, he has outlived all of them.
- Amanda GIFFIN was born Nov. 24, 1852, and died April 24, 1935, at the home of her nephew, Herschel HIESTAND, in Alma twp, where she had been the past 6 weeks. She had been in declining health for several years, but was confined to her bed only 1 week. She was the daughter of Solomon and Martha PRUETT HIESTAND, who immigrated here from Ohio and settled on a farm in Alma twp., where she was born. She was a member of a large family of 11 children - 7 boys and 4 girls, who were raised on the farm and all of whom, excepting 3, married and raised their families in what is known as the HIESTAND neighborhood. One by one they passed away, until only 2 brothers, S.H. of near here, and Charlie of Salem, survive. She married Wm. GIFFIN on Apr. 8, 1896 who died Aug. 5, 1918. After the death of her husband, she and her brother, George, lived on the old home place. Five years ago, her home was again broken up by the passing of her brother, G.W., and since that time she has been cared for by Mrs. Sarah COOK, whose home is in Wayne County. Interment was made in the family lot at the Summit Prairie Baptist Church.
- The "First Cousins" were delightfully entertained at the pretty suburban home of Mr. and Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER Friday. A sumptuous pot luck dinner was served. The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence RITTENHOUSE, Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. MATTHEWS, and Mr. and Mrs. H.H. HUNTINGTON and daughter, Katherine, and Mr. Harold DAVIS of Centralia; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. JACKSON, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. DUNLAP, Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP, Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. JACKSON and daughter, Peggy, of this city.
- Mrs. Jennie MAHAN was pleasantly surprised May 19 when her sons, Mr. J.W. MAHAN and family of Centralia, and Mr. J.R. MAHAN and family of this city, arrived at her home to remind her of her 80th birthday. A delicious dinner had been prepared by her daughters-in-law. Mrs. Laura COFFMAN was a dinner guest. Mrs. MAHAN is enjoying good health.
- NELMS Bros. have rented the PRUETT building recently vacated by A.J. JACKSON and will move their stock therein as soon as the necessary repairs have been made.
- Green Ridge: Mr. Elmer BASSETT ground corn at Mr. Frank DOUDERA Sr.s one day last week.
- Green Ridge: Mrs. Icy GARRETT spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Noah THOMAS and family.
- Young School: Mr. and Mrs. Earl LANE and family attended a kitchen shower for Mr. and Mrs. Noel SHAFFER Saturday evening.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Jim BASSETT and daughter, Ruth, were Kinmundy business visitors Friday afternoon.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT called on Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and little daughter on Friday.
- East Zion: Mr. Merle JONES and Misses Nellie Mae JONES and Roberta ARNOLD called on Jim BASSETT and family Sunday afternoon.
- Mr. and Mrs. Pat JAMES were called to Pana Monday evening by the accidental death of Mr. JAMES uncle, George HEAD, he having been struck by a Big Four Train.
May 30, 1935:
- Mrs. Mary KNISELEY, widow of the late, J.S. KNISELEY, died at her home in Salem Friday. Services were held in Salem and interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. KNISELEY has been an invalid for the past few years. She leaves 2 sons, Frank C. HENSLEY of Salem, and Clark HENSLEY of Edwardsville. Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Chas. SEE, residing south of this city.
- Your editor, was honored Saturday by being elected president of the Southern Illinois Editorial Association at the close of the 2-day annual meeting held in Flora. (A picture of Mr. VALLOW was included.)
- Postmaster and Mrs. F.O. GRISSOM, in company with Misses Ella and Evangeline PARRILL, were joy-riding Sunday afternoon. They had left the slab at Iuka and headed north on the gravel road. Just before they reached the Dums Creek Bridge, they ran into some loose gravel, causing the car to skid and turn over. The car rolled over once and landed upright, the motor never stopping. Mrs. GRISSOMs limb went thru the windshield, causing some bad lacerations which necessitated several stitches. The Misses PARRILL received minor bruises, while Mr. GRISSOM was unharmed. Dr. W.L. FINN, of Iuka, was summoned to give first aid. Mrs. GRISSOMs injuries will necessitate her being confined to her bed for a few days yet. The car was not damaged as much as one would think. The top was damaged some, and the windshield and one glass broken.
- The Soft Ball League was organized Monday and the teams picked. The first games are scheduled to be played June 4, but that will all depend on whether or not the C.I.P.S. will get the necessary transformers installed by that time. There will be 3 city teams with the following managers: R.J. ANDREWS, John ROBB, and Loren KLINE, and 3 out-of-town teams, namely, "Breakneck" managed by Mack ROBB; Alma, managed by Earl JACKSON, and the "Easterners" managed by Carl LAMBIRD. The Easterners have not handed in their roster, so we cant give you those players, but here are the others:
ANDREWS Red Birds: Ora SCHWABE, O. SPURLIN, F. PRUETT, N. MERY, V. MARSHALL, Carl PRUETT, F. BOYD, W. PIGG, G. WHITE, L. SPURLIN, D. HAMMER, A. VALLOW, N. JOHNSON, E. READNOUR.
KLINEs Best: L. LEWIN, J. BOYD, C. PRUETT, L. WANTLAND, R. INGRAM, E. SCHWABE, E. SMITH, R. SHAFFER L. HOWELL, C. JONES, H. ROBB, C. YOUNG, D. PARRISH, W. CONANT.
ROBBs Tigers: W. COLE, R. GAMMON, F. GAMMON, B. PIPER, JOHN R. ROBB, B. MAXEY, A. BOYD, R. LEE, Jr. GORDAN, R. WILLIAMS, C. ANDREWS, C. BRIM, R. BARBEE.
Breakneck: M. WILLIAMS, R. SCHWABE, K. ROBB, M. ROBB, C. LEMAY, J. SLOVICK, J. NOCHMAN, L. JOHNSON, Forrest JOHNSON, R. FEATHERS, Lyle GREEN.
Alma: Rolland WILLIAMS, J. HESTER, G. WILLIAMS, J. DONOHO, H. FRIBB, A. WINK, J. MALONE, W. HESTER, Frank JOHNSON, Russell WILLIAMS, G. FORDE, L. CORNELL, R. CLAYTOR, L. CLARK, D. WRIGHT.
Harry BOYD and Harold KAESER will be the umpires.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. HARRELL called on Mr. and Mrs. HARRIS and Mr. and Mrs. BALKE, Sunday afternoon.
- Omega: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. SEE were called to Salem Friday on account of the death of Mrs. SEEs sister, Mrs. J.S. KNISELEY.
- Omega: Several attended the funeral of Mrs. J.S. KNISELEY in Salem Sunday. She was a former resident of this community.
- East Zion: Mr. Frank JARRETT and granddaughter, Betty LITTLE, of near Vandalia, spent Sunday at Charlie ARNOLDs home. Afternoon callers were: Mr. Gilbert SOMERLOTT and Miss Genevieve JARRETT of near Vandalia. Miss Genevieve remained for a visit.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Jesse JONES have named their little son, Kenneth Wayne.
- East Meadow Branch: W.F. ROBB and family attended the services at Sandy Branch Sunday.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. E.G. FORD of Alma called on A.J. BAYLIS, Tuesday P.M.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB, daughter, Mildred, and Miss Lorraine BAYLIS were Centralia visitors Tuesday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ralph FEATHERS are parents of a little daughter born Saturday.
- Miss Emma ARNOLD of Olney was a weekend guest of her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. D.A. ARNOLD. On her return to Olney she was accompanied by her sister, Miss Ruby ARNOLD, who will spend a few days in Olney.
June 5, 1935:
- Mrs. Ellen C. COUGHLIN, wife of the late Patrick H. COUGHLIN, entered into rest at Anna, Ill. on May 26, 1935. About 3 months ago while with her daughters in Chicago, Mrs. COUGHLIN suffered a stroke of cerebral hemorrhage from which she never recovered. She was brought to her home in Kinmundy but her condition grew gradually worse, and on April 14, she was taken to the State Hospital at Anna, Ill. Mrs. COUGHLIN was born at Randolph, Ill. on Jan. 13, 1865, of her parents, Anna and Hugh ROSE. On Oct. 24, 1893, she married Patrick H. COUGHLIN, who preceded her in death 3 years ago. They had 5 children: Hugh D. COUGHLIN of Kinmundy; Mrs. Peter BURKE of Chicago; Mrs. Chester B. KLINE of Alma; Mrs. R.C. HILKERT of Chicago; J.A. COUGHLIN of Los Angeles, Cal. She also leaves 7 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Nick ENRIGHT of Dallas Center, Iowa; and Mrs. George COVENY of Mackinaw, Ill.; 1 brother, Mr. William ROSE of Peoria; and an adopted brother, L.B. ROSE of Ottawa. Mr. and Mrs. COUGHLIN moved to this vicinity about 28 years ago. Services were held from St. Philomenas Catholic Church in this city with interment in the Catholic Cemetery.
- Mr. Wesley MORGAN of this city received a message Friday announcing the death of his brother, Nathan, which occurred that day at his home in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The deceased had been in poor health for the past few weeks, having suffered a stroke. He was 79 years old. Mr. MORGAN was born and reared in Foster twp., and was married to Mary BUNDY, who survives him, a sister of S.L. BUNDY of this city. Mr. and Mrs. MORGAN left this community during the "Kickapoo Rush" and homesteaded in Oklahoma, where they have engaged in farming until about 10 years ago when they moved to town.
- Mrs. Elizabeth PARRILL McCLUER, 75, died at her home after an illness of several weeks. A member of a prominent Hinds Co., Mississippi family, she made her home in Hinds county for the past 39 years. She was born in Wykoff, Minn. in 1859. About 2 years later, her parents moved to Illinois, settling near Farina, where Elizabeth attended school, and graduated from high school in Kinmundy, Ill. with the class of 1880. After graduation from high school, Mrs. McCLUER taught school for a number of years completing her education in the Univ. of Ill. In 1885 she married G.W. McCLUER of Farina. They established their home in Champaign, where Mr. McCLUER was assistant Professor in the Horticulture Dept. in the University, which position he held until they moved from Champaign to Jackson, Miss. about 39 years ago. Her husband died in July 1929. Those who survive are: a daughter, Mrs. Edith LAIRD of Jackson, Miss.; and 6 sons, H.B. McCLUER, Allen McCLUER, and K.P. McCLUER, all of Jackson, Miss.; Donald McCLUER of Batesville, Miss.; Leon McCLUER of Jacksonville, Ala.; and J.W. McCLUER of Raymond, Miss. Interment was made in Lakewood Memorial Park. She was a cousin of Misses PARRILL and F.O. GRISSOM.
- Mr. and Mrs. I.D. INGRAM announce the marriage of their daughter, Lucille, to Mr. Geo. A. JOHNSON of Harrisburg. The ceremony took place June 3 at the University Baptist Church. They were attended by Mr. Loren CARRIER and Miss Josephine SCHMAULHAUSEN. Mrs. JOHNSON is a graduate of K.H.S in the class of 31, attended Teachers College for 2 years, and the past year attended the University of Illinois. Mr. JOHNSON is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. JOHNSON of Harrisburg, and is a graduate of the University of Illinois in the class of 35. The couple will make their home in McNabb, Ill., where Mr. JOHNSON is employed.
- Mr. O.W. HARRELL, a highly respected farmer of Meacham twp., committed suicide yesterday afternoon by jumping in the cistern. Mr. HARRELLs wife died about 2 years ago, and since that time, he and his son have been living on the farm. The son came in from the field yesterday evening, and missed his father. He noticed his hat and coat in the house and the car at home, whereupon he inquired around the neighborhood, but could not find the father. Upon returning home, in company with a neighbor, they found him in the cistern. The neighbors were very much surprised as they knew of no motive for this act.
- Due to the neglect of the C.I.P.S. in installing the necessary transformer for the lighting of the grounds, the soft ball schedule has not commenced as yet.
- A large crowd attended the commencement in the rural schools Tuesday night. 20 graduates of Foster, Kinmundy and Meacham twps. received diplomas. Lyle SHREFFLER of the Sherman School, with Mrs. Florence WEISS as teacher, received the highest grade in Kinmundy twp. of 94 1/3. He also received the highest grade of the county. Louise MILNER of the Lacey School with Mrs. Genelle SLAGELEY as teacher, received the highest grade in Meacham twp. with an average of 92½. Ancil ARNOLD of the Jones School with Mr. Sam COZAD as teacher received the highest grade of Foster twp with 87 1/6.
- Green Ridge: Mrs. Lillan GARRETT spent Thursday with her parents, the Frank DOUDERA Sr.s.
- East Zion: Cyrus ARNOLD, Charley ARNOLD, and daughter, Roberta, and Genevieve JARRETT attended church at Chapel, Sunday afternoon.
- Miss Mary SHRIVER returned home this week from Lincoln, Ill. where she has been a teacher for several years in the Odd Fellows Orphans Home.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. James BASSETT, son, Marvin, and daughter, Ruth, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jim OSBORNE.
- East Zion: Ina FOSTER has been employed to teach Jones School next year.
- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT and Mr. and Mrs. Paul CALDWELL will spend Sunday with Mack ROBB and family.
- Swift: Wes ROBB, wife and son spent Sunday at the Ren WAINSCOTT home.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB visited Sunday with Ren WAINSCOTT and wife.
June 13, 1935:
- Charles Percival BALKE, the only child of Frederick and Lina THOMAS BALKE, was born Nov. 27, 1864 at Pittsburgh, Pa., and died at his home east of Kinmundy on June 7, 1935. When he was 14 years old he came with his parents to Illinois, and with them moved to the present farm home, where for the past 56 years he has resided. On March 5, 1886, he married Miss Laura SAPP, and 2 daughters, Hazel Dolores and Nita Grace, were born to this union who survive. The mother died Oct. 28, 1926. On May 2, 1928 he married Mrs. Mary McCULLOM who survives. The deceased has always been a farmer, and was a member of the Masonic Order in the Kinmundy Lodge. He was stricken more than a year ago with heart trouble. Services were held at the farm home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- William PERRY, son of Alexander and Matilda PERRY, was born in Indiana in 1863, and came with his parents to Illinois while still a child. He grew to manhood on a farm in Kinmundy twp. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Sadie MULVANY, and they had 4 children. The wife, 1 son and the daughter preceded him in death. He later married Maggie HAMILTON of Kentucky, and they had 2 children. Harold HAMILTON, the step-son, was brought up with these children. Bill, as he was familiarly known, was a jolly fellow with a good word for every one. He leaves to mourn his wife, 3 sons, 1 daughter, the step-son, 8 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild, as well as 1 brother, Frank, of Villa Grove. Services were held from the Christian Church in this city with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- John R. DILLON, 68, salesman, of Muncie, Ind., died at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie on June 6 after a short illness. He was born in 1867 at Kinmundy, Ill., and for the past 15 years has been an employee of the T.J. Ault Company. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ella R. DILLON; 2 sons, C. Eugene of Chicago, and Edward R. of Eureka, Cal.; 3 grandsons, Edward, Jack and Robert; 3 sisters, Mrs. Belle SCHERMERHORN of Ridgefarm, Ill.; Mrs. Gertrude L. WADE of Salem; and Miss Anna T. DILLON of Kinmundy; and a brother, Edward G. DILLON of Kinmundy. The body will remain at the Moffitt and Piepho funeral home during the memorial services. Burial will be at Kinmundy. The above mentioned was the son of the late I.T. and Sarah DILLON of this city. He grew to manhood on the farm where his parents formerly lived, having attended the rural school, also High school in both Kinmundy and Farina. In Oct. 1895 he married Miss Ella RICHARDSON of Farina, Ill. and in that city they resided for a number of years before moving to Muncie, Ind. Burial was made at Evergreen Cemetery in Kinmundy.
- On June 1, Mr. Howard DISS and Miss Alta GREEN were quietly married at the S.D.B. parsonage in Farina. Mrs. DISS is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John GREEN of Farina. She graduated from Farina High School with the Class of 27 and attended S.I.N.U. For the past few years she has been engaged in the teaching profession. Mr. DISS, better known as Jack, is the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C.J. DISS. The couple will make their home on the DISS farm north of Kinmundy.
- Mr. and Mrs. H.M. FISHER, Miss Della SEXTON, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. R.F. HARGRAVE of Centralia, visited over the weekend in South Bend, Ind. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bernie BAILEY. Of the 8 sisters, all were present except Mrs. F.W. WHITLOCK, of Spearfish, S.D. The sisters were: Miss SEXTON, Mrs. FISHER, Mrs. BAILEY, Mrs. HARGRAVE; Mrs. Roy HUNT, of Temple City, Cal.; Mrs. O.E. PENETON of Hammond, Ind.; and Mrs. T.D. MANGNER of Chicago. Others at the house party were: Mr. BAILEY, Mr. HARGRAVE, Mr. FISHER, O.E. PENETON and daughter, Valda, of Hammond; and his son, Earl and wife of Corydon, Ind.; T.D. MANGNER, daughter, Mary Ann, and sons, Pat and Terry of Chicago, and Lyle HARGRAVE of South Bend.
- The Alma Township 8th Grade Commencement was held Friday evening in the Alma Methodist Church with a large crowd in attendance and an appropriate program was rendered. The following pupils received diplomas and Edwin SHREFFLER, making the highest grade, received a scholarship: Frances Jean KLINE, Lena F. SANDERS, Arlie Clifford BRANSON, Edwin SHREFFLER, Helen McWHIRTER, Ambrose L. CRAIG, Mary M. KENNEDY, Dorcas B. CLOW, Ernest V. BROOM, Willadene SHAFFER, James H. SIPES, Virgil Kenneth SLATER, and Buddy Early MAXEY.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Jim BASSETT and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John GILLESPIE and daughter, Mabel.
- Meadow Branch: Mr. Elmer SMITH ate birthday dinner with L.E. GREGORY June 4.
- Elder School: Several from this vicinity attended good exercises at Alma Friday, there being 3 graduates from Elder District. They were Misses Wilma and Willadean SHAFFER and James SIPES.
- Elder School: Mr. and Mrs. See MILLICAN went to Carbondale Sunday where they will enter S.I.N.U. for the coming term.
- Misses Mildred and Leta Harriett ATKINS are spending this week in the home of Mr. C.I. DOOLEN and Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- D.A. ARNOLD Jr. is ill with an attack of appendicitis.
- Miss Roberta CRAIG, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Harmon CRAIG of Tripp, S.D., and Mr. Burrill G. MONK, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey E. MONK, of Beresford, S.D., were married June 1 in the Methodist Church in Tripp. 30 years ago the brides parents were married in the same church. Mrs. MONK is a graduate of South Dakota University. Mr. MONK began his college education at South Dakota Univ., graduating from Southern California Univ., and taking year of post graduate work at S.D.U. The couple will both work at Murdo High School, Mr. MONK in the Commercial and Music departments, and Mrs. MONK will have a class of music students.
- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Paul CALDWELL and Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Sam LOWE and family.
- Swift: Mr. George COLE was very pleasantly surprised Sunday in honor of his birthday. A delicious dinner was enjoyed by all. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Ed ZINDLE and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clen STAUGER of Moweaqua, Mr. and Mrs. Orville WINDERS and children, Steve HOGGE and family of Salem; Fletch COLE and family, Ren WAINSCOTT and wife, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard SCHWABE.
- Camp Ground: Zarold LEWIS returned home Thursday from S.I.N.U. where he has been attending school for the past 2 years.
- East Meadow Branch: Miss Edith SCHAUFELBERGER spent Saturday night and Sunday with Miss Mildred ROBB.
- East Meadow Branch: Frank GARRETT and family of Patoka, and Mr. CAPPIES of St. Louis visited Sunday with W.F. ROBB and family.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde OSBORNE spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Tom GARRETT.
June 20, 1935:
- David Nelson MERCER, oldest son of Silas and Rebecca MERCER, was born on a farm south of Salem, Ill. on April 8, 1846, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ethel HILL, near Kinmundy, Ill. on June 15, 1935. His early life was spent on the farm, near old Mt. Moriah Christian Church and in young manhood he became a member of that congregation. He was married to Martha Ann EASLEY on Aug. 10, 1870, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 1929. They had 5 daughters: Margaret Olive, Letta A., Daisy I., Ethel E., and Jessie E.; and 1 son, died in infancy. Margaret, Letta and Jessie also preceded him in death. In 1897, he, with his wife and daughters, assisted by a small group of like Christian faith effected the first organization of the Kinmundy Christian Church. He lived for a number of years on the farm, where he died and was counted a good farmer, an excellent neighbor and a man of such sterling Christian character as to command respect and admiration of all who knew him. For some time he has suffered from cancer. He leaves to mourn his 2 daughters, Mrs. Daisy MAXEY of Polo, Ill., and Mrs. Ethel HILL of Kinmundy; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 5 brothers, and 2 sisters. Services were held from the Christian Church in Kinmundy with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Scott Bargh DAVIDSON, nine year old son of Dr. Scott M. and Vera BARGH DAVIDSON of Chicago was electrocuted Saturday by falling across the third rail of the Rapid Transit Co. This railroad is not elevated near the DAVIDSON home but is guarded by a fence. Little Scott, in company with his brother, Charles, and several other playmates, were playing near this railroad when they spied some extra large nails lying between these tracks. A hole under the fence was soon found and little Scott ventured in to get the nails. In crossing the tracks, he stopped on the third rail which carries 68,000 volts. His playmates saw him fall and began to scream. Two gentlemen happened along and removed him by means of a pole. He was taken to the hospital where a pullmotor was used for 2 hours but of no avail. The news of the sad accident reached the BARGH family here shortly after it happened. Short services were held in Chicago Tuesday and the body, accompanied by the parents, brother, grandparents and friends, was brought here to the E.C. BARGH home Tuesday evening. Short services were held at the BARGH home and the body then was taken to the McMACKIN Funeral Home in Salem, where services were held and interment made in East Lawn Cemetery.
- Mrs. James KENNEDY underwent an operation in the Centralia Hospital Tuesday for the removal of the appendix and a tumor. She is getting along nicely.
- In Memoriam of James Patrick ROONEY who died June 22, 1934.
- Dr. G.P. DOUGHERTY has moved his office to the A.C. DUNLAP residence. He is moving his family here from Neoga, Ill. today, occupying the DUNLAP residence.
- Mr. J.R. MAHAN, better known as "Beak", left the old home town Sunday afternoon and his address, for the next 2 weeks or so in Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, where he is at present undergoing a medical examination. He writes they have been making moving pictures of his anatomy and in all probability will begin to lecture on him soon. Mr. MAHAN has been in poor health for some time, having an ulcer of the duodenum, and expects to undergo an operation for the removal of the same.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas GARRETT called on Mr. Frank DOUDERA, Sr. and family Wednesday evening.
- Mr. and Mrs. Carroll JONES are parents of an 8½ lb. daughter born June 18.
- Mrs. C.B. ROHRBOUGH and daughters, Misses Ruth and Virginia, and Miss Ida RUTHERFORD, were in Salem Saturday evening attending a surprise birthday dinner in honor of Mrs. Sue R. BOWMAN at the home of the BARENFANGERS.
- Mr. Lee BARBEE had with him on Fathers Day, his children and grandchildren: Mrs. R.D. VANVALKENBURG of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Cora Mae DAVIS and daughter, Geraldine, and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil DIAL of Peoria; Mr. Frank DAVIS of Oblong, Mr. and Mrs. Earl BARBEE, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth TUCKER of this city.
- Mr. and Mrs. Bud FEATHERS are parents of a 9½ lb. baby daughter born to them June 19th.
- Campground: Freddie MISELBROOK is confined to his home with pneumonia.
June 27, 1935:
- Mrs. Mary GENTRY, 77 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Will HEISTAND, south of this city on Tuesday, June 25, 1935. Mrs. GENTRY suffered a stroke of apoplexy last Wednesday which resulted in her death. She is survived by 3 daughters and a brother, W.A. MAXWELL, of this city. Services were held from the HEISTAND home, and the funeral party motored to Williamville, Ill. where interment was made. Mary Ann MAXWELL, daughter of John and Amanda MAXWELL, was born March 21, 1858 near Westport, Ind. Later she went with her parents to Kansas, then to Illinois in 1875. On March 27, 1884, she married Edward GENTRY residing on a farm south of Springfield, Ill. They had 3 daughters: Mrs. Will HEISTAND of Salem; Mrs. Bertha KNOWLES of Chicago; and Mrs. Lloyd MECAY of North Branch, Minn. Her husband died Feb. 4, 1904. Mrs. GENTRY had been in failing health for more than 3 years, but suffered a stroke of paralysis June 19, from which she never rallied. Besides the 3 daughters, she is survived by a brother, Albert MAXWELL, of Kinmundy, and 8 grandchildren: Mrs. Erma WHITE of Danville; Virgil and Wilma HIESTAND of Salem; Hughla and Gordon KNOWLES of Chicago; Neil, Maynard, and Edna McCAY of North Branch, Minn.; 1 great-granddaughter, Lena Mae HIESTAND of Salem. 2 brothers, 2 half-brothers, and 1 grandson have preceded her in death.
- June 23, being the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Harry EAGAN, and the 10th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. P.F. ROBNETT, a joint celebration was held at the EAGAN home. Early in the day many relatives and friends arrived with well filled baskets and at noon all partook of dinner under the trees. In the afternoon, the children enjoyed games, while the older folks whiled away the time with reminiscences of the past. Kodaking was also included in the afternoons entertainment. A long list of those attended was printed.
- Bud C. DOOLEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. DOOLEN of this city, has resigned as director of athletics at Miami, Ariz. High School and accepted a coaching position in Tucson, Ariz. High School.
- Sunday being the birthday of Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER, members of the Community Birthday Circle, with friends, came with well filled baskets to surprise her, which they surely did. Guests included: Mrs. Nellie HARRIS BLAINE, Mrs. Mamie HARRIS CHESBRO and 2 children of Los Angeles, Cal.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred COOK and Miss Geneva, Mr. Wm. SOLDNER, Miss HOLTZHOUSE, Miss Avis JONES and Mr. Fred MILLER, and Mrs. Mattie HITT of Casey.
- J.A. HOLT received word yesterday of the sudden death of the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mass ARNOLD, of Idaho. The daughter was about 30 years old and death occurred in Portland, Ore., due to apoplexy. Mrs. ARNOLD is a sister to Mr. HOLT.
- WILKINSON Reunion: Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WILKINSON motored to Bloomington, Sunday, where they held a reunion at Millers Park with their immediate family. With them were their children: Mr. and Mrs. B.E. WILKINSON of Rockford; Mr. and Mrs. J.R. TELFORD of Alma; Mr. and Mrs. C.E. WILKINSON of Centralia; and Mr. and Mrs. H.B. WILKINSON of West Frankfort. Grandchildren: Mr. and Mrs. Oscar WILKINSON of Rockford; Dr. Leroy TELFORD of St. Louis; Joe TELFORD of Alma; Charles, Billie, Mary Louise, Joe and Warren WILKINSON of West Frankfort. Guests: Mrs. Harry McCLINIC of West Frankfort, and Miss Mamie ODELL of Decatur.
- East Zion: Miss Helen Ruth JONES called on Miss Ruth BASSETT Sunday.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Dean PARRILL and son, Mr. Charlie DIPPOLD and family of Farina, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis HANBAUM of Springfield, Mo. spent Sunday with Mrs. Dora HEICHER and family. The ladies are all sisters of Mrs. HEICHER. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL called on Mrs. HEICHER Sunday evening.
- Wilson School: Mrs. Virgil SEE entertained the Ladies Aid of Pleasant Grove Church last Wednesday afternoon with several guests present. Quilting and piecing quilt blocks was the afternoon work.
- C.I. DOOLEN, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT, and Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT, motored to Loami, Ill. and spent Sunday with their daughter and granddaughter, Mrs. Carl HEADLEY and family.
- Green Ridge: The community was shocked to hear of the death of Mr. Loren ALBERT, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Peck CALDWELL.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS and daughter, Lorraine, were in Farina Monday afternoon attending the funeral of Mrs. John FORD.
July 4, 1935:
- Mr. John EDWARDS, age 73, a well known and highly respected farmer of the Camp Ground neighborhood, died Tuesday after an illness of several weeks duration. Services were held from the home with interment in Phillips Cemetery.
- Mr. Ralph ROLLINSON, a successful merchant of Kell, has opened a general merchandise store in the Elder building, the first door north of the First National Bank. The local store will be in charge of Mr. Harry BURGE.
- Wilson School: Fred KLEISS and family attended a birthday surprise dinner on Alex STOCK of near Farina, Sunday.
- Wilson School: Mrs. Emil MEYER took her father-in-law, Wm. MEYER, to the doctor in Iuka Sunday, where he is receiving treatment for cancer.
- Swift: Several from this vicinity attended the surprise birthday dinner for Mrs. Charles FORD Sunday. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Mack ROBB and son, Raymond SWIFT and family, Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT, Mr. and Mrs. Ren WAINSCOTT, Mr. and Mrs. Richard SCHWABE, Mr. and Mrs. Eli ROBB, Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB, Mr. and Mrs. Wes ROBB, and Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher COLE and son.
- The many friends of James Raymond MAHAN will be glad to know that he is able to sit in a wheelchair and is taking a goodly portion of food. It wont be long now until he is home again feeling like a new man.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL and Mrs. Mary BALKE were Salem visitors Saturday afternoon.
- Miss Florence DOOLEN came from Salem to spend the weekend at home.
July 11, 1935:
- Mr. Eldred HANSON and Miss Mary EAGAN were married last Friday at Rev. LOVELLs home in Salem. The bride is a popular young lady of our city who has made her home here for the past several years. The groom is a native of Coleman, Wis., and is a prosperous electrician of that city. A wedding dinner was served in the brides home Friday to a few friends.
- Earl Wesley DOOLEN and Miss Lorraine Virginia BAYLIS motored to Mt. Vernon June 22 and were married in the Christian Church Parsonage. They were attended by Dale HAMMER and Miss Mildred ROBB, and Mr. and Mrs. H.H. HOWELL. Mrs. DOOLEN is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS, and is a graduate of K.H.S. with the class of 1935. Mr. DOOLEN is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. DOOLEN of near Vernon, and a graduate of K.H.S. with the class of 1933. He is at present employed on a farm near Centralia. Dinner was served this happy couple, their attendants and a few close friends, in the home of the brides parents on June 23.
- Mr. George NEAVILL received a message Wednesday announcing the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Steve NEAVILL of Custer, S.D., which occurred that morning.
- At the suggestion and thru the effort of Mr. and Mrs. Fred CRAIG, about 35 relatives came together for the first KENNEDY Reunion. After the usual basket spread at Mt. Vernon City Park, it was unanimously voted to organize this reunion and make it an annual affair. The following officers were elected: Mrs. Fred CRAIG, President; Mrs. Roy TELFORD, Vice President; Mrs. Alvin SCHNAKE, Treasurer; Mrs. L.E. WILLIAMS, Secretary. The last Sunday in August 1936 was designated as the time set for the next meeting at Mt. Vernon City Park. A list of those present was listed.
- Little Leroy Dean SADLER was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. SADLER on June 2, 1935, and died July 8, 1935. He leaves his parents; sisters, Mrs. Harold MORRIS, Edith, Sarah and Suddie; and brothers, Bobby, Billy and Jimmie; an aged grandfather and several aunts and uncles in Kentucky and Tennessee also survive. Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Master David LOWE was 9 years old Sunday. The following day, Mrs. LOWE arranged a happy surprise for him, a birthday party, where 16 boys of his own age and under, were invited to spend the afternoon. Was David surprised!
- Miss Gladys BRADLEY, who has been in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis for the past 3 months, made a change for the worse the first of the week, but is some better now. Her sisters, Fern and Elsie, are with her constantly.
- East Zion: Mr. Cyrus ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. Mack ROBB, Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam LOWE and son, Sammy Boy, called at the Chas. ARNOLD home Sunday afternoon.
- East Zion: Maggie McNICHOL called at the Cyrus ARNOLD home Sunday afternoon.
- Elder School: This community was saddened to hear of the death of Mr. Lou BAKER at Anna State Hospital Sunday evening.
- Elder School: Guy SHAFFER had the misfortune of breaking his arm Monday morning while cranking his car.
- Young School: Mr. and Mrs. Elliott THOMS have an 8¾ lb. baby daughter born July 5th.
- Young School: Miss Marcelline PRUETT arrived home Sunday from Champaign, where she has been a patient in Mercy Hospital, having recently undergone a major operation.
- Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP, Mrs. Icy GARRETT, and granddaughter, Marcelline GARRETT spent Tuesday in St. Louis.
- Green Ridge: Mr. Dreson HEADLEY, who had the misfortune of throwing his arm out of place, is not much improved.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde OSBORNE and Mr. and Mrs. Tom GARRETT called on Mr. Frank DOUDERA, Sr. Thursday.
- Meacham: Dr. Harry CRAIG of Marcus, Washington, Mr. and Mrs. John FORD and family of Alma spent Sunday, June 30, with Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL.
- Omega: Word was received here Sunday night that Lou BAKER had died at the hospital in Anna.
- Omega: "Jake" and Dorothy ARNOLD are parents of a baby boy born last week.
- Omega: Ted MARLOW has blood poisoning in a toe and was taken to the doctor for medical attention last week.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Carroll GARRETT and son spent Sunday at B.O. GARRETTs.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT spent Sunday evening at the Clyde GARRETT home.
- Miss Marcelline GARRETT, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude GARRETT, is spending the week with her grandmother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- Mr. and Mrs. B.L. FURRY and son, William, were attending a birthday dinner Sunday in honor of the 76th birthday of Miss Alice KAGY.
July 18, 1935:
- Mary Anna BASS, 16 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe BASS, living near Omega, died Saturday night from a stricture of the esophagus. She had been in the Olney Hospital for the past week and had returned home that morning. Besides his parents, she leaves 3 brothers, and several sisters. Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. J.R. MAHAN, accompanied by his sister-in-law, Miss Edna MOTCH, arrived home Friday from Chicago, where Beak had undergone a major operation. He is now up and around and able to attend some minor duties about the store.
- The LYNCH family came together in a reunion July 15, to celebrate Mr. John C. LYNCHs 88th birthday at his home in Kinmundy. There were 108, all told, present. At noon a sumptuous dinner was spread. Depression? Not in sight! Mrs. Harriett ROBB, Mr. LYNCHs sister, made the birthday cake. A very long list of those attending was printed.
- Mr. and Mrs. John CURRY and Mr. and Mrs. Harry BURGE were in Dix Sunday attending the CURRY reunion.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. John WEISS and Mr. and Mrs. Merle JOHNSTON attended the 25th wedding anniversary at Mr. and Mrs. Emil JASPER in St. Peter Wednesday.
- Omega: A number from here attended the ice cream social at Pleasant Grove Saturday night.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Jim BASSETT spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jim OSBORNE.
- The community was glad to hear of the marriage of Ralph BASSETT. The bride is Miss Lula LANE of Billings, Mont. This community extends heartiest congratulations.
- Mr. Lewie SULLENS of Chicago came down Friday evening to spend the weekend. On his return he was accompanied by his wife, who had been spending a week with her mother, Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
- Wilson School: A large crowd attended the ice cream supper at Pleasant Grove Saturday night.
- Mr. and Mrs. Glenn WHITE and son, Charles, left Sunday evening for Chicago, where Mr. WHITE has employment.
- Mr. William McHATTON is seriously ill with little hopes of recovery.
- East Meadow Branch: Wes ROBB and daughter, Mildred, were Centralia visitors last Wednesday.
- East Meadow Branch: Several young friends of Mr. and Mrs. Earl DOOLEN went to the A.J. BAYLIS home Saturday night where a charivari followed.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Earl DOOLEN and Reindl BAYLIS visited Sunday at the M.E. DOOLEN home. Following League Services at Arnold Chapel, a large crowd went to the DOOLEN home and a hilarious charivari followed.
- Mr. and Mrs. E.E. BROWN and Mrs. J.T. ARNOLD were in Shobonier Monday attending the funeral of Mrs. BROWNs cousin, Mr. Henry HECKATHORN.
July 25, 1935:
- Mr. Louis WILSON, Jr. of this city, and Miss Annabelle WILLIAMS of Salem, were married June 29 at the Lutheran Parsonage in Salem. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. WILLIAMS of Salem, and she attended Salem high school. The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis WILSON, residing east of town, and he graduated from Kinmundy high school with the class of 33. The couple is making their home in the property of Louis WILSON, Sr., in the west part of town.
- William McHATTON, aged 64 years, died at his home in this city on July 18, after an illness of several months. He was the last member of the family, the only surviving relatives being a nephew and 2 nieces. Services were held from the Baptist Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. Elliott THOMS was taken to the Effingham Clinic Friday where she is receiving treatment. She is in a serious condition and is being nursed by Miss Pauline HILLER, her major aliment being anemia. A blood transfusion was necessary Saturday, blood being given by Miss Agnes SUHR, a nurse on special duty in the hospital. Another transfusion was given Monday morning, blood being given this morning by Harry BOYD. And still another has been given this morning, blood being given by Raymond ATKINS.
- Mrs. Thurman ROBB, who is a patient of the Effingham Clinic, being a victim of pellagra, is very much improved. She states that she appreciates her letters very much but is sorry that she cannot answer them. We are glad to hear of Mrs. ROBB being improved although she will not be well for sometime yet.
- Raymond SHAFFER, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Burdette SHAFFER, had the misfortune of falling from the grape arbor on to a concrete walk Friday evening, breaking his left arm.
- Mr. and Mrs. Eddie WATTERSON have a 9 lb. daughter born July 22 named Floretta Kay. She was born at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike ZUMSTEG.
- 72 relatives and friends gathered at the GLUESENKAMPs Grove near St. Peter on July 21, to celebrate the 3rd annual HOEHNE reunion. The morning was cloudy and threatening rain so the tables were spread under a large tent on the grounds. A list of those attended was printed.
- East Zion: Miss Ruth BASSETT spent Sunday afternoon with Miss Roberta ARNOLD.
- East Zion: Jim BASSETT and family were callers in Patoka Monday morning.
- Mrs. Jessie T. SHELLY returned home Monday from Champaign, where she attended the golden wedding of her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. F.H. BUSEY.
- Mr. and Mrs. Russell SLOAN of Salem have a 6½ lb. boy born July 2. The mother is formerly Miss Marcellyne ZUMSTEG of this city.
- Wilson School: Chester KLINE and family, Fred KLEISS and family, Seymour CHANCE and family, and Virgil SEE and wife were among those from the vicinity attending a surprise birthday dinner on Mrs. Leslie McWHIRTER last Sunday.
Aug. 1, 1935:
- BASSETT - LANE: Word has been received here of the marriage of Mr. Ralph BASSETT and Miss Lulu LANE at Red Lodge, Montana, on June 5th. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I.C. LANE of Molt, Montana. The groom is the youngest son of Lafe BASSETT, residing west of Kinmundy, and a graduate of Kinmundy High School with the Class of 1927. He was later graduated from the Polytechnic school at Polytechnic, Montana, and is now employed by the Standard Oil Co. at Billings, Montana. They are at home to their friends at 624 N. 21 St., Billings, Montana.
- Alma will have their annual Home Coming at Jollywoods Park on Aug. 11. Everybody is welcome and invited to attend this celebration. Take your lunch and plan to spend the day. Plenty of good entertainment. In the afternoon at 3 oclock a baseball game will be played between the Centralia Colored Giants and the Carlyle Colored Tigers. Both these teams are well known thru out southern Illinois, not only for their baseball ability, but for their comedy as well.
- At the home of Mr. H.W. SEE, south of town, gathered a party of friends Sunday to spend the day and partake of a birthday dinner. In the party, beside Mr. SEE, his daughter and grandson, Mrs. Leona RETHEFORD and Jack, there were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. COURSON of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde HIESTAND of Brubaker, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank NELMS of Kinmundy. Mrs. RETHEFORD, Mrs. COURSON, Mr. HIESTAND, and Mr. NELMS were all celebrating their birthday on Sunday.
- Mrs. Icy GARRETT, Mrs. Fannie LOWE, and Mr. C.I. DOOLEN were in North Fork, Sunday, calling on their sick relatives and friends.
- East Zion: Uncle Sid BASSETT of Texas, is visiting this vicinity with relatives and old friends.
- Omega: Mrs. Etta COPPLE was called to Terre Haute, Ind. last week on account of the death of her nephew, who was drowned.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Merle SULLENS are parents of a baby daughter.
- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Ren WAINSCOTT spent Sunday evening with Virgil LIVESAY and family.
- East Meadow Branch: Miss Mildred ROBB and Dale HAMMER attended a party recently at the home of Miss Willadene KNISELEY near Omega.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS received word early Wednesday of the passing away of her father, Mr. G.W. REINDL, who had been a patient in the Wabash Hospital in Decatur for the past 2½ years.
- Young School: Mr. and Mrs. W.E. HARPER took their son, Virgil, to Centralia Hospital Tuesday and he was operated on for appendicitis.
- Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP and Mesdames Icy GARRETT and Fannie LOWE attended an ice cream social Sunday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude GARRETT in North Fork.
Aug. 8, 1935:
- Mrs. Elliott THOMS, nee Florence McCULLEY, died in St. Anthonys Hospital on Aug. 5, 1935. Death was caused by peritonitis. Services were held from the Christian Church in this city with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Florence, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. McCULLEY, was born on a farm near Kinmundy on Aug. 31, 1913. She graduated from the Kinmundy High School with the Class of 1931, and was a member of the Kinmundy Christian Church. On Feb. 19, 1932 she married Elliott THOMS, and they had 2 children, a son and a daughter. She is survived by her mother, her husband, and 2 children, William Lester and Carol Sue THOMS; 4 sisters, Mrs. Emma SWIFT, Mrs. Ora LOVELL, Mrs. Fern CHARLTON, and Mrs. Pearl LOWE, and 1 brother, Thurman A. McCULLEY.
- Mr. G.W. ELDER received a telegram Monday announcing the death of his brother-in-law, Mr. Geo. F. LOCKWOOD, which occurred that morning at the hospital in Lancaster, N.H. He was taken to the hospital the evening preceding. Services and interment occurred at Lancaster. He was a retired railway mail clerk, and for the past winter been making his home in Florida.
- The local merchants are sponsoring "Riddles Circus Unit" here Saturday afternoon and night. The circus will take place near the band stand on the square, and it is free.
- A list of those attending the PARRILL Family Reunion was printed. This group met a group of 74 of the same name from Taylorville and vicinity in an all day get together at Pana at Kitchells park. Mr. A.J. PARRILL was elected President of the joint group, Secretaries, Virginia DUNBAR and Evangeline PARRILL; Program Committee, H.S. WISEHEART and Evangeline PARRILL. The next meeting will be held in Vandalia in August 1936.
- Mr. G.W. ELDER received word a few days ago that his aunt, Mrs. Kate TAYLOR, had suffered a stroke while visiting with a daughter in New York state. She is in serious condition.
- While enroute to Carbondale Monday morning to visit their daughter, Mrs. Claude WRIGHT, and family, Mr. and Mrs. I.D. INGRAM had quite an accident with their car. When nearing DuQuoin, a truck load of lumber pulled out on the slab just in front of them and they hit. The car was damaged to such an extent that Mr. INGRAM traded it then and there on a new Ford. Mr. INGRAM was not injured, but Mrs. INGRAM received a few minor bruises. They continued on their trip returning Tuesday.
- Mrs. Icy GARRETT has been spending a week out on North Fork with relatives and on Saturday attended the Arnold Chapel Picnic.
- Mr. and Mrs. Fred BOYD are the parents of a baby son born Aug. 8 at the home of Mrs. BOYDs parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.G. PULLEN in Alma.
- Mr. and Mrs. Paul SWIFT have an 8 lb. son born Aug. 6.
- A stillborn son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles COATNEY this morning and was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. Albert HAMPSTEN, a well known resident of Meacham twp., died at his home Monday aged 73, death being caused by pneumonia. Services were held from the home with interment in Phillips Cemetery.
- Camp Ground: Mr. Robert OUTHOUSE has been doing some muchly needed repair work on our schoolhouse, which makes a great improvement. School will begin Aug. 19 with Ben MILLICAN as teacher.
- A canning factory under the supervision of Miss Clara MANN, County Home Economist, was opened her in the SNELLING Garage Building Tuesday and Miss MANN spent the day instructing the ladies of the families on the relief rolls, how to can vegetables by means of the pressure cooker which as been installed. The canning factory is to be operated every day from now until Nov. 27, but those wishing to do their canning there, must register a few days ahead and take their turn. They will be required to furnish the fruits and vegetables to be canned. The Emergency Relief will furnish the cans, salt and sugar. In return for this, they will be required to give one out of every 5 cans where they are on either direct or work relief. In case they are W.P.A. relief, they will be required to give one half. Each family will be allowed 60 no. 2 cans of fruits and vegetables for each member of the family.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas GARRETT called on Mr. Frank DOUDERA, Sr. Sunday.
- East Zion: Miss Norma Dell GARRETT spent Saturday night and Sunday with Miss Ruth BASSETT.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Charles ARNOLD and daughter, Roberta, and Mr. Cyrus ARNOLD attended the homecoming at Cubbage Chapel, near Tonti, Sunday.
- East Zion: A very serious accident occurred 1 mile north of Patoka Sunday. Two men were killed instantly, another died in Vandalia Hospital, and a fourth is not expected to live.
- Omega: A family reunion was held at Mrs. Adelia MARLOWs Sunday with all the children present who live near here.
- Word was received by Mr. and Mrs. W.H. MORGAN of the birth of a son to Dr. and Mrs. James MORGAN of Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 1.
- Mr. and Mrs. Don JACKSON are parents of a 10 lb. son born Aug. 2.
- Meacham: A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul JONES on Aug. 2 weighing 8 1/4 lbs. and named Nevel Marvin. To say that Paul is stepping high, is putting it mildly.
Aug. 15, 1935:
- Word was received here yesterday of the death in Syracuse, N.Y. of Mrs. Katherine TOOLEN TAYLOR, former Chicagoan. She was 95 years old. Her brother, Andrew TOOLEN, Jr., was a city building commissioner during 1893 Worlds Fair in Chicago. Her father, Andrew TOOLEN, came to America from County Sligo, Ireland, living first in Beardstown, Ill., and later moving to Chicago. As a young woman in Beardstown, Ill., Mrs. TOOLEN rode in a parade with Abraham LINCOLN when he was campaigning, for the presidency. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary HUGHES of Syracuse, and Mrs. Adele LINSTROM of Chicago. Services were held in Syracuse. The deceased is the aunt of G.W. ELDER and Mrs. Anna HARVEY of this city, and the last member of their mothers family.
- The fifth annual reunion of the McGEE family was held Aug. 11 in Kinmundy Park. A list of those attending was included. At the noon hour, a delicious dinner was enjoyed followed by a program. The following officers were elected: President, Bert BAILEY; Vice President, Hilda MILLER; Secretary, Neil WILSON; Treasurer, Joe HECKELBECK; Entertainment Committee, Dorothy BRADY, Esther McGEE; Correspondence Committee, Mrs. Jim MONTGOMERY, Mrs. A.N. GRAY, Mrs. Scott DAVIDSON. The next reunion will be held in August next year in Bryan Park in Salem.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Robert OUTHOUSE and little George called on Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL Sunday afternoon.
- Elder School: Elder School began Aug. 12 with Mrs. Helen MILLICAN, teacher.
- Green Ridge: A surprise party was given Miss Neld THOMAS Friday it being her 13th birthday. There were 13 present.
- Green Ridge: The baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve McWHIRTER was taken to St. Marys Hospital Centralia Sunday and operated on Monday.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Tom GARRETT and Mr. and Mrs. E. DOUDERA called on Thomas DOUDERA Sunday night.
- Young School: Friends of Miss Bertha MILLER have received word that her aunt, Mrs. Web CROSLEY, whose illness called her to Pendleton, Ind. several weeks ago, died at her home Aug. 2.
- Mr. and Mrs. J.C. LYNCH have received the announcement of the birth of a son, Cyril, in Champaign Hospital on Aug. 6, to their grandson and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett WAINSCOTT.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB, Mrs. A.J. BAYLIS and daughters, Mrs. Lorraine DOOLEN, and Mrs. H.H. HOWELL were in Salem last Thursday attending a Sunday School Picnic at Bryan Park.
- East Meadow Branch: A kitchen shower was given Mr. and Mrs. Earl DOOLEN Tuesday at the A.J. BAYLIS home. The evening was spent socially and with music by the young folks on the player piano.
- Swift: The vicinity was sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Elliott THOMS.
Aug. 22, 1935:
- Mr. Arthur DECKERT of Salem was awarded the bronze medal (third place) in the Chicagoland Music Festival at Soldiers Field Saturday. Mr. DECKERT is a young man of very pleasing personality, and has a beautiful tenor voice. He is grandson of the late Mrs. Elizabeth YUND, and was born in Kinmundy and attended school here.
- Friends of Miss Minnie DOOLEN of this city will be surprised to learn of her marriage to Mr. James G. GUNDERSON on Aug. 15 in Urbana, Ill. They will reside in Aurora, Ill. Mrs. GUNDERSON of this city, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. DOOLEN. She graduated from the local high school with the Class of 1917, and later graduated from both S.I.N.U. at Carbondale and the University of Illinois. For the past 6 years she has been on the faculty of East High in Aurora, Ill. Mr. GUNDERSON is a native of Wisconsin, and is a Science Instructor in Aurora East High School, also director of Intra Moral Athletics and Assistant Heavyweight Football coach.
- Mr. and Mrs. Bernie BAILEY suffered a serious accident last Thursday on the highway near South Bend, Ind. A car turned out in front of them, they striking it and completely demolishing their car. Mrs. BAILEY suffered 2 broken ribs, face, arm, and limb lacerations necessitating a number of stitches. Mr. BAILEY had several ribs broken, nose broken, and other injuries. They were cared for at a hospital in South Bend.
- Mr. and Mrs. Truman SPURLIN and family moved their personal effects to Vandalia Wednesday, where Mr. SPURLIN has employment.
- Mrs. Eddie WATTERSON was pleasantly surprised Sunday on her 20th birthday when relatives, Mr. and Mrs. T. Harold WATTERSON, and Mr. and Mrs. Russell SLOAN and son, Billie Joe, motored from Salem to spend the day with her and the Mike ZUMSTEGs.
- GARRETT Reunion: The annual GARRETT family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Noah THOMAS, Sunday, August 18. The day was ideal and seventy-three members of the family enjoyed the sumptuous fried chicken dinner served on long tables under the shade trees of the spacious lawn. The afternoon hours were whiled away with social conversation and therefore departure came all too soon. It was decided to hold the reunion next year at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB.
- Mr. Darrell R. DOOLEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin H. DOOLEN, residing near ARNOLDs Chapel, has received quite an honor in making "Whos Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges". Mr. DOOLEN is a student at McKendree College in Lebanon. He also attended Southern Illinois Normal University in Carbondale.
- East Zion: The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve McWHIRTER who had her eye taken out, is getting along nicely.
- Wilson School: Our school opened Aug. 19 with Mrs. Ethel KNISELEY, teacher.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. KELLER home recently announced the marriage of their son, Max, to Miss Helen BAULDRIDGE of Gary, Ind. on Aug. 19 in the Baptist Church. The couple will reside in Gary, Ind.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Otis SEE of Monmouth, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie SEE of near Omega, called on Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL Monday evening.
- Omega: A number of relatives and friends gathered at the F.E. CHEELEY home Sunday to celebrate Mr. and Mrs. CHEELEYs 35th wedding anniversary. Tables were spread in the yard at the noon hour.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Tom GARRETT, Mr. and Mrs. Joe DOUDERA, Mr. and Mrs. F.L. DOUDERA, and daughter, Mary Ann, and son, Raymond, and Bill HEADLEY called on Mr. Frank DOUDERA, Sr. Sunday night.
- Green Ridge: There were 73 in attendance at the GARRETT Reunion at the Noah THOMAS home Sunday.
Aug. 29, 1935:
- Owen W., son of Jesse and Louisa DANCE GEORGE, was born in Effingham Co., near Gilmore, Ill. on Feb. 24, 1859. At 1 year of age he came with his parents and settled on a farm north of Kinmundy, and with the exception of 3 years spent in Kansas, he lived in this vicinity the remainder of his life. When quite young, he endured a severe siege of sickness, the result being impaired eyesight, a handicap throughout these years. He was of a family of 11 children with only Charles of Mattoon, Dick of Odin, Mrs. Maude HORRELL of West Frankfort, and Walter S. GEORGE of this city, surviving. On Oct. 8, 1885, he married Dovey A. GRAY, and they had 3 children: Mrs. Ethel MALINSKY, Ray and Earl GEORGE, the latter dying in 1918. When only 3 months old, a nephew, Glenn BRASEL, was taken into this home and reared to manhood. He was an Elder of Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Shanghai since he helped in its erection in 1911. Besides the wife, brothers, and sisters, he leaves 6 grandchildren: Jesse, Elizabeth, Eileen, and Helen GEORGE, Geneva OSBORN and Alice GEORGE, and 1 great-grandchild, _______ Joan OSBORN; also Glenns 3 children, whom he loved as his own grandchildren. Services were held at Shanghai church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Last Thursday Bill COLE, pitching for the ROBB team, pitched a no-hit game against them and ROBBs team won 8-4. Then again on Tuesday night, Loren JOHNSON pitching for the Breakneckers faired even better by pitching a no-hit and no-run game, winning 6-0, with only 2 of KLINEs men being base runners.
- Miss Anna DILLON is in receipt of a very interesting letter from Mrs. G.A. ELBOW, nee Nellie PORTER, written in Shanghai, China. Mrs. ELBOW and her daughter, Elenore, are enjoying a trip around the world, having left their home in San Francisco June 17th. The letter was printed.
- A clipping from a Greenville newspaper was included about Luther WILBORN, former Kinmundy resident, who is States Attorney.
- C.L. McMACKIN and son of Salem have opened a branch furniture store and undertaking establishment in the room vacated by J.H. NELMS. Mr. R.E. WALTERS of Alma will be the manager.
- Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. DOOLEN have reopened the corner restaurant, located in the corner bank building, and will ready for business Saturday.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. E.W. SOLDNER attended the birthday party of Mr. William SOLDNER and Mr. August MILLER at the MILLER home west of Farina on Sunday.
- Meacham: Mrs. Mary BALKE accompanied by her nephew, Howard BOUSMAN, drove to Mattoon Sunday to attend the NORMAN Reunion.
- Meacham: School opened Monday at Rockhold with 15 scholars and Mr. See MILLICAN, teacher.
- Meacham: Mr. MASON is teacher at Booker School which began Monday.
- Meacham: There was a birthday surprise dinner at the home of Mr. Ike BOSTON Sunday. A large crowd attended.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. John GARNER and daughter of Salem spent Wednesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL.
- Camp Ground: Guy PERRY is driving a new Chevrolet Sedan.
- East Meadow Branch: Darrell ROBB of Salem visited last week at the home of his uncle, W.F. ROBB.
Sept. 5, 1935:
- The many friends of Mr. B. LINTON of this city and Miss Ruby EAGAN of Patoka were greatly surprised last Sunday when they revealed their marriage which occurred June 2, 1935 in Kankakee, Ill. Mrs. LINTON is the daughter of Mrs. M. EAGAN of Patoka, and graduated from Patoka High School and Illinois State Normal University at Normal, Ill., since which she has been a teacher in Patoka grade school. She has accepted a school in the northern part of the state for the coming term and for which she departed Sunday. Mr. LINTON is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. LINTON and a native of Patoka. After leaving Patoka High, he attended and was graduated from Worshams School of Embalming in Chicago. He launched his business career in his home town as a partner of the firm of LINTON & BEERY, and some 3 years ago, this same firm opened a branch undertaking establishment in this city, Mr. LINTON coming here to manage the affairs and make Kinmundy his home.
- The annual WILLIAMS Reunion was held at Jollywoods Park in Alma on Sunday with more than 100 relatives present. They morning was spent visiting and at the noon hour the table groaned with tasty viands. The festivities of the day included a wrestling match between J.M. WILLIAMS and J.C. LYNCH. Now we just have Mr. WILLIAMS word for this when he said he was victorious in the match, after which he took Sam BUNDY on and was declared the victor. Both of the former gentlemen are nearing the 90 mark.
- Ellis JOHNSON, who was employed by a contracting company in Champaign, Ill., fell while working on a tank, last week, breaking both arms.
- The annual BRASEL Reunion was held Aug. 25 at Bryan Memorial Park. A large number of relatives was present, and after a wonderful chicken dinner, the afternoon was spent socially. The election of officers resulted in the following: President, Elmo BRASEL of OFallon; Secy, Norman BLACKBURN of Kinmundy; and a committee of 3 to furnish the entertainment. The reunion will be held in Marissa next year the first Sunday in September.
- Mr. Dave ZIMMER, residing southwest of town, suffered a stroke of apoplexy early Monday. He remains in critical condition.
- Charles William YOUNG, as he supposed was invited to be one of a party of six to motor to Salem Monday to see James DUNN and Charles RAY in "Welcome Home" at the Lyric. "Welcome Home" turned out to be a "welcome" at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.S PRUETT, where Walter B. had arranged for 25 of Charles friends to spend the evening with him, a jolly sendoff to remember as he pours over, with knitted brows, the knotty problems put up at him at U. of I.
- The 6th annual J.M. BASS reunion was held Sept. 1 at Bryan Memorial Park in Salem. At the noon hour a bountiful dinner was enjoyed, after which roll was called and a business meeting was brought to order by President John M. BASS. The day being rather disagreeable for the occasion, it was voted to adjourn early without the usual entertainment. All departed for their homes hoping to have nicer weather and more names added to our list when we meet next year.
- The members of the Rainbow Division of the Methodist Aid Society, to the number of 25, motored in one of PRUETTs trucks with Walter B. PRUETT at the wheel, to the A.J. YOUNG home Thursday for an au revoir party for Mrs. YOUNG. The affair was to be in the nature of a surprise. The truckload of merry-makers, with bells and horns, driving to the door was the first inkling given Mrs. YOUNG. We wish for Mrs. YOUNG and Charles William a pleasant winter and a happy homecoming in the spring.
- The 8th annual reunion of the BROWN family was help Sept. 1, 1935 in Bryan Memorial Park in Salem. Several were unable to attend, with only 53 partaking in the bountiful dinner.
- Miss DeMova Maurlene MARTIN, only daughter of Rev. and Mrs. T. Austin MARTIN of Mt. Olive, Ill. was married to Mr. George A. DORIAN of St. Louis on Aug. 31 at the home of the groom in St. Louis. The bride is a graduate of Washington University School of Nursing, and is daughter of a former pastor of Kinmundy. The groom holds a position as an accountant in St. Louis.
- East Meadow Branch: Howard ROBB spent Saturday night with Harold ROBB.
- North Fork: Carl HEADLEY of Loami, Ill. spent the weekend with his parents, the Win HEADLEYs. He was accompanied home by his wife and babe who had spent the last week with her parents, Bert GARRETT and family.
- North Fork: Carl HEADLEY and family, and Carroll GARRETT, wife and son spent Sunday at Bert GARRETTs. Clyde GARRETT, wife and daughter were afternoon callers.
- North Fork: Miss Lora BASSETT and an uncle an aunt of St. Louis spent the weekend with the Henry and Ernest BASSETT families.
- Mrs. A.J. YOUNG attended the funeral of Mrs. Edward YOUNGs father, Mr. HELM, who died at his home in Alma, Sunday. Burial was in Loogootee.
- Mrs. A.J. YOUNG and son, Charles William, left Wednesday for Urbana where they have taken an apartment and will spend the winter. Charles will enter Illinois University his freshman year.
- Mr. and Mrs. Chas. BLOMBERG are parents of a baby daughter born Sept. 4.
Sept. 12, 1935:
- Mr. and Mrs. Earl BUNDY, residing east of Salem were surprised Sept. 8, when relatives and friends to the number of 35, arrived at their home to remind them of their 25th wedding anniversary, which was to occur Sept. 10th. The surprise was complete and the repast at the noon hour, served from the well-filled baskets of the guests, was sumptuous. Mr. and Mrs. BUNDY had the pleasure of having with them at this time all of their children, also Mr. and Mrs. Chas. F. ROBB of this city, who were attendants at the BUNDYs wedding 25 years ago. A list of those attending was printed.
- The 3rd annual reunion of the MATTHEWS family was held Sept. 1st in the Bryan Memorial Park at Salem, and 70 members braved the weather to be present. In the afternoon, the business meeting was called to order by the president, Mr. J.H. JACKSON. There are only 2 members of the original MATTHEW families living: Mr. J.H. JACKSON of Kinmundy, and Mrs. Anna DAVIS of Los Angeles, Cal. Mr. O.B. JACKSON of Plainview, Texas flew from Amarillo, Texas to St. Louis, Mo. making the trip of 900 miles in 5 hours.
- Mr. and Mrs. F.O. GRISSOM are in East St. Louis today attending the funeral of their friend, Mrs. M.E. RUSTON, who was killed in an auto accident near Breese, Ill., Monday, as they were starting on a vacation trip to Florida. Mr. RUSSELL is in a hospital in a critical condition.
- The annual ROBB Reunion was held Sept. 1 in Jollywoods Park in Alma. About 75 relatives and friends partook of the delicious dinner served at the noon hour. They will meet again the first Sunday in Sept. 1936 in Jollywoods Park.
- Master Charles, the 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn WHITE of Chicago, former residents of Kinmundy, underwent an operation last Thursday, and is getting along nicely.
- Ellwyn TROUT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Verchial TROUT was taken to Effingham Clinic Monday where he had his tonsils removed.
- Helen Zay, daughter of Grace BASOM, was born Aug. 3, 1933, and died Sept. 5, 1935. She leaves her mother; her grandmother, Mrs. L.A. BASOM, a great-grandfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John BASOM, a step-great-grandmother, Mrs. Effie BARKSDALE; 2 aunts, Mrs. Lois SHAFFER and Mae BASOM; 2 uncles, Lyle and Lester BASOM; and 1 little cousin, Buddy SHAFFER.
- Word from Chicago states that Mr. Luther DAVIS, former Kinmundy resident, entered St. Bernards Hospital, Chicago, last Thursday and underwent an operation for the removal of a carbuncle from the back of his neck.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Ed HARRELL, Mrs. FULFERT and children, Phil and See, and Gladys SHORT attended "Ruggles at Red Gap" in Farina Saturday night.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB assisted Mrs. Lodema BAYLIS in cooking for threshers Friday.
- East Zion: The Ladies Aid had a surprise dinner on Mr. MAGNES and Osborne LUCAS, Sunday. There were 62 present.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Amiel SMITH are parents of a 9 lb. boy born Tuesday, and named Jerry Edward.
- Mrs. Icy GARRETT and daughter, Mrs. Tom BALLANCE, left Monday for St. Louis to visit Mrs. BALLANCEs, son, Clyde, and wife. From St. Louis they are to take a pleasure trip thru the Ozarks.
- Omega: Mr. and Mrs. Roy MILLICAN and son, Ralph, Mr. and Mrs. See MILLICAN, Paul SEE and children, Mr. and Mrs. Merle SEE and little daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman JONES and little daughter, and Claude ROSE and little son attended the surprise dinner on Mrs. Sadie SEE at Kinmundy Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. John SEE and daughters of Farina, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed SEE and daughters of near LeRoy, Ill. were also present.
- Mr. and Mrs. Charles SIEMER were in Beecher City as Sunday guests at Mr. SIEMERs cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Ray PHILLIPS. Mrs. PHILLIPS was giving a dinner in honor of her mothers 75th birthday.
- Mr. and Mrs. S.L. BUNDY attended the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Earl BUNDY, east of Salem, Sunday.
- East Zion (from last week): The following people from Zion and Arnold Chapel attended the picnic at Cubbage Chapel Saturday night: Bunk and Jim BASSETT, Alta and Jack COX, Robert JONES, Cyrus ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. Charles ARNOLD and daughter, Roberta, Mr. and Mrs. Henry JONES and daughter, Nellie Mae and Miss Gayle GARRETT.
- East Zion (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Jim OSBORNE spent Sunday with Jim BASSETT and children.
Sept. 19, 1935:
- David, son of Jacob and Elizabeth ZIMMER, was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio on June 16, 1857. He was of a family of 11, the 5th child. The only surviving members of the family are: Mrs. Mary McALLISTER of Kinmundy; Phillip Q. ZIMMER of Neoga, Ill.; and Thomas G. ZIMMER of Billings, Montana. When quite young, he came with his parents to Illinois, moving to a farm home, near Neoga. Here he attended the rural school and grew to young manhood. On Dec. 24, 1882 he married Miss Emma Elizabeth BINGAMAN, also of Neoga, and they had 3 children: Mrs. Eva PARRISH, Geo. ZIMMER, and Ener ZIMMER all of Kinmundy. Some 32 years ago, Mr. ZIMMER, with his family, came to Kinmundy, and with them moved to their present farm home, southeast of this city. His wife and 3 children survive. The deceased has always been a farmer, and was unusually active at his age. While still actively engaged in farming, he was stricken several years ago with ill health, and little by little was forced to give up his work. He died Sept. 10, 1935. He also leaves 5 grandchildren: Hugh, Donald, and Ena PARRISH, and Betty Arlene, and Alice Marie ZIMMER, also 1 great-granddaughter, Joan PARRISH. Services were held at the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mr. and Mrs. Myron DEIWERT of Everett, Washington, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Oct. 1. A surprise celebration is being planned by their daughter, Stella. The daughter invites all their Kinmundy friends to send them a letter or card of congratulations.
- Mary Etta PHILLIPS died after several months of failing health. Mary Etta, daughter of William and Henrietta OLIVER PYLES, was born on a farm in Omega twp. on Jan. 11, 1860. She was the older of a family of 2, there being 1 brother. She grew to womanhood to the family home, and on Aug. 25, 1877 she married William Thomas PHILLIPS. They had 3 children, William Jr., Myrtle, and Blanche, who are left to mourn along with the father. At the age of 20 years, Mrs. PHILLIPS was converted at a Revival Meeting, south of Omega. Some 31 years ago, this little family moved from their farm home in Omega twp. to take up their residence in Kinmundy. Mrs. PHILLIPS has been a patient sufferer for the past year, being practically an invalid from a broken hip received by a fall Oct. 1, 1934. Besides the husband, son and daughters, she leaves 1 granddaughter, Mary Margaret KENNEDY; a nephew, Albert PYLES and a niece, Mrs. Clara REILLY, both of Decatur, Ill. She died Sept. 11, 1935, and services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Dorothy Frances, a 6 lb. daughter, made her arrival at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl DUNLAP, Monday evening, Sept. 16. They tell us that she is very polite and has already learned to say "number, please". Papa, grandpa and grandma are sure stepping high, in fact, grandpa, who has been crippling along for the past year, is now running high. Of course grandma Garrett is pleased , but you know a great grandma never gets excited over just a granddaughter. The next time you meet daddy, please tip your hat, he rather expects it.
- Lydia A., daughter of John and Amanda WADE, was born near Kinmundy on Jan. 5, 1873, and spent all of her life in and around Kinmundy. She was 1 of a family of 6, there being 1 son and 5 daughters, and all of whom have preceded her in death, except the youngest sister, Mrs. Melvin BOYD, with whom she made her home after the parental home was broken up, until she died Sept. 15, 1935. She leaves 1 sister, Mrs. Melvin BOYD; and 3 nieces and 8 nephews, namely: Mrs. Thelma HAWKINS of Olney; Mrs. Mildred ROBB of Salem; and Mrs. Marjorie GREEN of Kinmundy; Henry BOYD of Highland; John, Harry, Fred, Frank and Arthur BOYD of Highland; and William and Ralph LUX of Kinmundy. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Gertrude WADE of Salem, and an aged aunt, Mrs. Martha ROTAN of Kinmundy. Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- The JONES descendants assembled Sept. 15 for the 15th annual reunion and to celebrate the 65th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. JONES of Vernon. Mr. and Mrs. JONES were married Sept. 15, 1870 and have lived all of their lives in Foster and Patoka twp. 5 children were born to them, and they have 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dinner was served on the lawn, where they were all seated at the long table which was decorated in pink and green. Mr. JONES was the oldest present person present, 84 years of age, and little Miss Marie INGRAM, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Coy INGRAM of Sullivan, a great-granddaughter, 2½ years, the youngest.
- Wilson School: The KLEISS young folks attended a surprise party Sunday night at the Gus SIGRIST home near Farina.
- Green Ridge: Mr. Tom HAYNES died Wednesday aged 67 years. Burial was in Sandy Branch.
- Omega: Mr. and Mrs. Clifford PAYNE have a 7½ lb. daughter born last week.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB attended the HAYNES funeral at Sandy Branch Friday p.m.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Pid BASSETT and little daughters visited Monday afternoon with Mrs. Esta ROBB.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. DILLON spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. MARTIN southwest of Salem. It was a homecoming in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Theo ALLEN and son of Miniers. 40 ate dinner. Mrs. ALLEN was formerly Miss Lillie JOHNSON of Centralia.
- Mr. and Mrs. James DONOHO have a 8 lb. boy born Sept. 12 named James Verl Leslie.
- Frederick PRUETT left Friday for Urbana where he will enter Illinois University.
- Mr. and Mrs. Peter BURKE of Chicago have a 9 lb. son born Sept. 14. The mother was formerly Miss Marie COUGHLIN, formerly of this place.
Sept. 26, 1935:
- John and William WEISS and Audrey and Vera BURKETT all of Meacham twp., were run down and their car completely demolished by a truck driven by Lavern GRAY, near Alma, Sunday evening. The truck was not damaged. According to the story of the boys, they, in company with the girls, were on their way to Salem. The truck, which was owned by A.M. WILSON, of Alma, came up behind them and that is the last thing they remember. When they came to again, they were underneath the car with the exception of one of the girls and she was still sitting on the back seat cushion some distance from the car. Mr. GRAY was taken to Salem that evening by the authorities where he admitted that he was slightly intoxicated and was released on a $1000 bond.
- Miss Alma DILLON received an announcement of the marriage of her nephew, Gus C. PORTER of Houston, Texas, to Miss Ruth MARCANTEL of Elton, La., on Sept. 8, the ceremony being performed at the home of the brides uncle in Kinder, La. Gus is the second son of Mrs. Maude WEST PORTER of Houston, and was born and reared in Kinmundy, attending school to the third year and graduating from San Jacineto Houston High School. He has been employed with the Humble Oil and Refining Co. doing Geophysics work since graduating in 1929.
- While County Supt. of Schools, Paul B. CHANCE, of Salem was visiting the Miletus School in Meacham twp., he was in a car accident and had to receive first aid treatment.
- Circuit Clerk and Mrs. J. Lem BALLANCE moved their household goods to their farm last week and are occupying the upstairs apartment. They are driving back and forth to work, Mrs. BALLANCE being Mr. BALLANCEs assistant in the office.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Esta ROBB and Mrs. Lora BAYLIS were Farina callers Wednesday P.M.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Lora BAYLIS helped Mrs. Esta ROBB cook for threshers Tuesday.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Carrol GARRETT and little son, Carrol Mac, spent Sunday at the Chas. ARNOLD home. Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. John WILSON and daughter, Edith, and Aunt Tack CONANT.
- Mr. Lester HOWELL wrote a long article of their trip in the eastern states.
- Mr. and Mrs. Arnold HIGGINS moved their household goods Monday to Salem, Mo. where they expect to find employment.
- Mr. and Mrs. Kleon PRUETT and family of Sanford, Ind. spent Sunday here with Mr. PRUETTs parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde PRUETT. The occasion was the 31st wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. PRUETT.
- Joe Clayton, 8½ lb. boy, was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis (Buster) CORNELL in Alma on Sept. 20. Buster is a Kinmundy boy.
- Mr. and Mrs. N.S. SUTTON, Mr. and Mrs. W.G. SNELLING, Miss Betty BARCROFT and Ralph LUX were in Clarksburg, Sunday, visiting Mrs. SUTTONs mother and sister and attended the celebration in honor of her mothers 76th birthday.
Oct. 3, 1935:
- That part of the Kinmundy-Patoka road from Kinmundy to the Bilek Bridge, consisting of 3½ miles has been approved by the government, and will be built by the state. The whole of this road from Patoka to Louisville has been submitted but only 3½ miles has been approved.
- Mrs. J.B. GARNER celebrated her 71st birthday at her home in this city Sept. 29. A most delicious dinner was served at the noon hour from well filled baskets. A list of those attending was listed.
- Kenneth LACEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey LACEY was taken to the Mark Greer hospital in Vandalia last week where he had his tonsils removed.
- John Franklin, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank HOYT, was bitten in the shoulder by Pal, the canine pet belonging to Wayne ROBB, Sunday morning, while playing in the yard. Just what the motive the dog had in biting the boy, we dont know, unless it was because the boy was eating a sandwich and the dog wanted it. The boy is being treated by Dr. DOUGHERTY and the dog is being confined.
- Mrs. Betty HOLT CHANCE, wife of Oscar CHANCE, died at her home in Salem Tuesday. Services were held in that city. Mrs. CHANCE was a sister of Mrs. John HOLT.
- Following an emergency appendectomy Saturday, Miss Eva WALTERS, who is secretary of the Centralia Twp. H.S., and daughter of Mr. R.E. WALTERS of this city, is reported as getting along satisfactorily.
- Meacham (from last week): Johnnie and William WEISS and Misses Audrey and Vera BURKETT had a very narrow escape Sunday while driving near Alma. A large truck struck their car and turned it bottom side up. It demolished the car and the young people escaped with bruises and cuts.
- Swift: Billie MORRIS and family, Marshall WILLIAMS and family, and Selby GARRETT and wife spent Saturday evening with Sam LOWE and family.
- Green Ridge: Mr. Gage BASSETT and family spent Sunday with Mr. Elmer BASSETT and daughter, Edith.
- East Meadow Branch: Mrs. Hazel CRAIG called on Mrs. Esta ROBB Wednesday of last week.
- Meacham: Mr. Isaac HARRY of Licking, Mo., a great uncle of Mrs. Charles SIEMER, is in Kinmundy visiting with Mr. and Mrs. SIEMER. Mr. HARRY is returning from a Grand Army meeting which was held recently in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is 92 years old and travels alone whether it be in airplane, bus, auto, or train.
- Mr. and Mrs. Paul GRAY have a 7½ lb. daughter born Oct. 2 and named Bonnie Jane.
Oct. 10, 1935:
- Mrs. Caroline LENHART died Oct. 6, 1935. Although she had been in very poor health for several years, she had been confined to her bed only a week. Caroline KAISER, a daughter of Thomas and Sarah KAISER, was one of a family of 11 children. She was born July 17, 1856 in Bryan, Ohio, and was married to John LENHART on Feb. 17, 1872. They had 6 children: Sarah Catherine, who died in infancy; George W.; Harmon W.; Russell S.; Cora, who died at the age of 13; and Vera, now Mrs. T.A. McCULLEY. Mr. and Mrs. LENHART came to Illinois in 1878 and settled on a farm, one and a half miles southwest of Kinmundy, where they resided the rest of their lives. Her husband died on Aug. 24, 1927. Besides the 3 sons and daughter, she leaves: 2 brothers, S.B. KAISER of Red Cloud, Neb.; George W. of Bryan, Ohio; and a sister, Mrs. Emma CONNIN of Paulding, Ohio; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. 1 granddaughter, Mrs. Neita JOHNSON, died 1 year ago. She was a member of the Christian Church of Kinmundy. Services were held from the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. F.G. ALEXANDER planned a surprise birthday dinner in honor of her fathers Mr. J.H. JACKSONs 80th birthday. The dinner was given was given in the Baptist Church following the morning service on Oct. 6th. The guests were members of the Baptist Church and immediate relatives.
- A bond issue election will be held next Tuesday to vote on issuing bonds to the amount of $10,000 for road purposes. If the bond issue passes and the WPA project is approved, it will be used in making about 11 miles of twp. roads all weather roads.
- Mrs. Rachel FENSTER died Oct. 4, 1935. Rachel H. CURTIS was born in Waverly, Ohio, on June 22, 1844, where she spent her childhood and young girlhood. On May 22, 1862, Miss CURTIS married Gotleib FENSTER, and they were married for 48 years. This was a happy marriage but at the commencement of the Civil War, the couple was separated for 4 years. Soon after the war, Mr. and Mrs. FENSTER came to Kinmundy where they have lived, Mr. FENSTER until his passing April 16, 1910, and Mrs. FENSTER until Friday. They had 7 children: William G., died in infancy; Anne E. FOSTER of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mary GRAY of Weleetka, Oklahoma; Jennie LINGENFELTER of Kinmundy; Charles C. FENSTER of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Kate L. SONGER of Kinmundy; and Roy FENSTER of Champaign, Ill. There are 5 grandchildren: Miss Edna FOSTER of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. Gail GRAY DUBIE of Tulsa, Okla.; L.M. LINGENFELTER of Omaha, Neb.; R.C. LINGENFELTER of Detroit, Mich.; and Mrs. Zelma FENSTER HALEY of Houston, Texas. There are 2 great-grandchildren. Since Mr. FENSTERs death, Mrs. FENSTER has made her home with Mrs. SONGER, and the past 3 years Mrs. LINGENFELTER has been with them. Services were held from the SONGER home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Mrs. Joe TELFORD had the misfortune of falling down the stairs while visiting with her son, Emery, and family in Salem, Saturday, breaking her hip. Her daughter, Mrs. Nora GUST, is at present in Salem helping care for her.
- Mr. and Mrs. Frank HUMPHREY celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary Friday. The members of the Rainbow Division of the Methodist Aid Society were their invited guests for this occasion and went out to their country home that afternoon. Especial guests were Mr. HUMPHREYs sister and niece, Mrs. Harriett DeVORE and Mrs. Mary GRAMLEY GARRETT.
- Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT of North Fork spent Sunday in Kinmundy with Mrs. GARRETTs father and aunt, Mr. Charles I. DOOLEN and Mrs. Icy GARRETT.
Oct. 17, 1935:
- Oct. 15, Arthur S. PARRISH, local rural mail carrier observed his 30th anniversary in carrying the mail to his country patrons. Prior to Oct. 15, 1905, there were only 3 rural route deliveries from the Kinmundy Post Office. These were held by Harry WEST, Buy WHITTENBURG and J.T. BROWN. 3 new routes were then established with Wm. SPENCER being transferred from Brubaker, and Walter SIMPSON and Mr. PARRISH taking charge. Hubert FISHER soon replaced SIMPSON and a year and a half later CHARLTON and FRENCH replaced BROWN and WHITTENBURG. In 1914 the pay of mail carriers was $60 per month. The first 19 of the 30 years was travelled solely by horse and rig. Since then he has used the automobile in good weather and the team in bad weather. Many times while riding horseback, the horse would fall in a snow bank and have to be dug out. One day he walked the whole mail route carrying a sack of mail. Mr. PARRISH had the misfortune years ago of losing his right arm. To the best of our estimation, Mr. PARRISH has traveled the distance of approximately 249,000 miles.
- Mr. and Mrs. Myron DEIWERT of Everett, Washington celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, and excerpts appeared from the "The Everett Daily Herald". They were married Oct. 1, 1885 in Kinmundy having lived in Everett for 28 years, during which time Mr. DEIWERT has been a merchant. Their children are Mrs. Stella MARLATT, Mrs. H.E. SODEN of Seatle, and the late Mrs. Louis SWARM. They have 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.
- Kinmundy passed the $10,000 Road Bond Issue. Omega twp. voted Saturday on their $8000 bond issue and it carried big. Alma voted a $15,000 bond issue Thursday by a large majority.
- On Oct. 14th being the 80th birthday of Mr. W.A. MAXWELL, relatives and friends to the number of 24, on the 13th, gathered to surprise him, bringing him well filled baskets. Those present were L.E. MAXWELL, wife, daughter and son and Dewey MAXWELL of Decatur; Mrs. John HAMMER and daughter, Phyllis, of South Bend, Ind. Virgil HEISTAND, wife and daughter, H.W. GALLOWAY, Laura MAXWELL and Pete EMBSER of Salem; Will HEISTAND and wife and daughter of Summit Prairie; Guy SHAFFER, wife and family from Elder School. John HAMMER was an afternoon caller. A social time was enjoyed in which the Italian - Ethiopian War was fought and other matters discussed.
- Two lads from Salem were squirrel hunting in this vicinity yesterday and while unloading their guns, one of them accidently shot himself just above the heart. He was brought here by his companion and given first aid by Dr. MILLER and taken to Centralia hospital. Dr. MILLER said the shot glanced around the ribs and he is in quite a bit of danger.
- F.A. PRUETT and Sons closed their branch house at Tamaroa on Tuesday of this week. Before the days of the hard roads, Tamaroa served as a collecting point for eggs for the extreme southern part of the state.
- Miss Valda SWIFT, who has been seriously ill with pneumonia since Sunday, was taken to the Effingham Clinic last night.
- Meacham (from last week): Mr. C.L. DELLINGER of Marion, N.C. visited Friday until Monday at the HARRELL home. He and Ed were in the same regiment during the Spanish-American War. He had also visited other comrades while enroute home from San Antonio, Texas, where he attended the Natl Convention of Veterans of the Spanish-American War. He departed Monday for Cincinnati, Ohio to visit a number of comrades before returning home.
- Green Ridge (from last week): The Sandy Branch Pie Supper will be held Friday night, Oct. 11, Mrs. Rada CALDWELL, teacher.
- East Zion (from last week): Little James GRAY, son of Sam GRAY, was taken to Centralia Hospital Thursday, where he had tonsils and adenoids removed.
- East Zion (from last week): Miss Hazel HOWARD was taken to Centralia Hospital Tuesday and had her appendix removed.
- Mrs. Herman SOLDNER underwent an operation for a tumor Monday in Centralia Hospital.
- Swift (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Marion CONANT and children, Mr. and Mrs. Mack ROBB, and Miss Cleda GARRETT spent Sunday in Arcola with Mr. and Mrs. Pid HARVEY and Kenneth ROBB.
- Swift (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT spent Sunday afternoon with Marshall WILLIAMS and family.
- Mrs. T.M. SMITH attended the funeral of F.M. PARRILL near Bee Branch Monday.
- Thursday, 24 young friends of Miss Dorothy BASS gathered at her home to help her celebrate her 15th birthday. Games and contests were enjoyed and candy served. Those attending were: Ada, Fred, Ernest and Genevieve JONES, Lucille, Mildred and Lena SAUNDERS, Mary PUFFER, B.L. HANNA, Clifton LEMAY, Loren and Evelyn JOHNSON, Wilmadene and Ellwyn TROUT, Letha DENHAM, Mary FIELDS, Owen BISEL, Burdette JENKINS, Peggy and Dutch OLDEN, Margie HAMMER, Avanelle PHILLIPS, Dorcas GRAY, and Jimmy EAGAN.
- Mr. and Mrs. F.O. GRISSOM and Misses Louella and Evangeline PARRILL were in Iuka Monday to attend the funeral of their cousin, Mr. F.M. PARRILL, whose home was in Glascow, Mo. The funeral was at the home of Mr. PARRILLs brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. B.E. SIPLE in Iuka.
Oct. 24, 1935:
- A new cancelling machine has been installed in the local post office just like they use in the larger post offices, only this one runs by hand instead of electricity. It certainly does beautiful work as compared with the old system of cancellations. Postmaster GRISSOM is very proud of this machine and we cant blame him, and his assistant, Miss Ella JACKSON, says she doesnt have anything to do now.
- Green Ridge: Miss Anna TOCKSTEIN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph TOCKSTEIN, and Mr. Clyde WILLIAMS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy WILLIAMS, were married Oct. 12 by Rev. DYCAS of Alma. The couple will make their home at Mr. KOTALs place.
- Green Ridge: Miss Bessie THOMAS called on Mrs. Virgie GARRETT Tuesday.
- Swift: Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT spent Thursday at the Ren WAINSCOTT home.
- Wilson School: Chris MEYERS and family, Marion SHUFELDT and family, and Frank KOLB and family attended a family reunion near Kinmundy Sunday at the home of their father, Wm. MEYER, Sr.
- Wilson School: Mr. and Mrs. J.T. CHARLTON, Mr. and Mrs. Jess CHARLTON and daughter, Geneva, Carl LANE, and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil SEE attended a birthday surprise on Eura SHAFFER of Alma, Sunday.
- Wilson School: Our school opened Thursday after being closed 6 days owing to our teacher, Mrs. KNISELEY, being at the bedside of her mother, Mrs. Norman FYKE, who is seriously ill.
- East Zion: Miss Freda McNICOL spent Sunday with Miss Roberta ARNOLD. Miss Ruth BASSETT called in the afternoon.
- East Zion: Mr. Marvin BASSETT spent Sunday afternoon with Ancel, Lyle and Beryl ARNOLD.
- East Zion: Charlie ARNOLD and family are the proud owners of a new radio, purchased Friday.
- East Meadow Branch: The Busy Bee Club met with Mrs. Velma McCLURE on Oct. 2. This was the first meeting of the year on Oct. 16. Mrs. Esta ROBB was hostess. A pretty Flower Garden Quilt was quilted on.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB and Mildred and Harold spent Sunday at the Bob ROBB home.
- Friends of John PIPER will be glad to learn of his steady improvement from his serious illness. After being confined to his bed the last seven weeks, he is able to move about the house using crutches.
- John Robert ROBB and Ray INGRAM, students of U. of I., spent the weekend at home.
Oct. 31, 1934:
- Chas. BOYD had the misfortune of falling into a circle saw while at work Tuesday evening at the BRASEL Saw Mill. He was quickly given first aid treatment by Doctors DOUGHTERY and MILLER and taken to the Effingham Clinic, where it was necessary to remove his right hand at the wrist. This was Mr. BOYDs first day working at the saw mill. He had been exceedingly careful as was his nature. They were in the act of splitting a large log, but it was not cutting straight due to the fact that it was so heavy. Mr. BOYD was riding the carrier and when the carrier was put into reverse, the jerk threw him down onto the carrier, his right hand fell onto the saw. The thumb was completely sawed off and the fingers severed in the palm of the hand.
- The Meacham Bond issue $9,333 worth of bonds carried 124 votes to 89. This assures the all weather road from Patoka to Louisville.
- Forrest HOWE, of Xenia, a former resident of this city, was taken ill about a week ago with influenza and pneumonia. He was taken to Flora Hospital Monday and died Tuesday. He had been in poor health for some time, being a sufferer of gallbladder trouble and asthma. Forrest William HOWE, son of William J. and Nancy M. HOWE, was born Jan. 28, 1886 in Mt. Vernon, Ill., and died Oct. 29, 1935. He married Miss Minnie WAINSCOTT of Kinmundy on March 3, 1915. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother. He leaves his wife, and his only sister, Mrs. Goldia HOWARD. Services were held in Xenia with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas GARRETT called on his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT, Sunday.
- Green Ridge: Harry, James, John, and Josephine DOUDERA called on Mr. and Mrs. Thomas GARRETT night.
- East Meadow Branch: Harold ROBB is spending this week at the home of his grandfather, R.C. ROBB.
- East Meadow Branch: Miss Mildred ROBB is out of school this week on account of sickness.
- Mrs. Herman SOLDNER was brought here Tuesday from St. Marys Hospital in Centralia, where she had undergone a major operation some 2 weeks ago.
- Miss Florence DOOLEN of Salem was here to spend Sunday with her mother, Mrs. R.C. ROBB.
- Wilson School: Mrs. Emil MEYER entertained the Ladies Aid at Pleasant Grove Church last Wednesday afternoon. Several guests were present and quilting was the work of the day.
Nov. 7, 1935:
- Mrs. Alice DUNLAP of Shumway, Ill. has been here for several weeks visiting her son, Mr. Clarence MULVANY, and her niece, Mrs. Wm. CHASTEEN. Nov. 5 being her 77th birthday, 92 relatives and friends gathered at the home of her son with well filled baskets. The afternoon was merrily spent and music on the violin and guitar and singing were enjoyed.
- While enroute to Effingham Tuesday morning, Wesley MORGAN Jr. and Harry BOYD had the misfortune of having the car which they were driving turn over and burn. They escaped injury except for a few bruises. The accident happened just north of the intersection of routes 37 and 45. The car was a Packard and belonged to a brother-in-law of Mr. MORGAN, Mr. L.L. THRASHER of Chicago. They were meeting a car coming at a high rate of speed which was swerving across the black line. MORGAN had to take to the shoulder, with 2 wheels and in attempting to get back on the slab, upset the car. The 2 occupants escaped thru the back door. The gasoline soon ran out of the tank and under the car and started a good blaze.
- WPA has approved the road projects in Meacham and Kinmundy townships.
- Mr. W.C. INGRAM who is spending the winter with his daughter, Mrs. M.E. HUSTON in Maroa, Ill. is confined to his bed with a fractured hip.
- Nelle PORTER ELBOW writes from Florence, Italy.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and Lila Pauline of North Fork visited Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LENHART, and with Mr. Henry SEE and daughter, Leona.
- North Fork News: Mr. and Mrs. Bert GARRETT, and daughters, Cleda and Norma Dell, and Elizabeth ARNOLD were shopping in Centralia Friday.
- North Fork News: C.I. DOOLEN, W.R. DOOLEN and family, Mrs. Icy GARRETT, and Mrs. Lyda GARRETT of Villa Grove were calling on relatives here Sunday P.M.
- North Fork News: Monroe LANSFORD and family, and Mrs. Nancy GREEN and family spent Sunday at W.L. GREENs. Afternoon callers were Mrs. Etta JONES and Noah JONES and family.
- North Fork News: Junior and Floyd GARRETT visited from Thursday until Sunday with Carroll GARRETT, wife and son.
- North Fork News: Tom BALLANCE, Bert GARRETT, Orie ATKINS, and Bob GREEN and families were callers at Dow GREENs Sunday night and enjoyed their new radio.
- North Fork News: Carroll GARRETT, wife and son ate Sunday dinner at Bert GARRETTs.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL were Salem visitors Friday afternoon.
- Mr. and Mrs. SPIES of Belleville spent Thursday here with their cousins, Fred, Catherine, and Barbara TSCHUDI, and helped Miss Catherine celebrate her birthday.
Nov. 14, 1935:
- Mrs. Kate THOMASON, a former resident of this city, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence LACKEY, in Mattoon, Monday aged 76 years. The funeral cortege motored here Wednesday where services were held and interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery. The deceased was sister of Messrs. Louis and J.D. BARBEE of this city.
- On Nov. 6, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Chester KLINE, Mr. Hugh COUGHLIN and Miss Goldia LAMBIRD motored to Centralia where they were married at St. Marys Rectory. The bride is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William LAMBIRD of Omega twp., and the groom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pat COUGHLIN. The couple will reside on the COUGHLIN homestead southeast of this city.
- Nov. 2, being the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Herman SCHNEIDER, 53 relatives, neighbors and friends gathered at their home on the following Sunday to celebrate the occasion. All came with well filled baskets, and surprised Mr. and Mrs. SCHNEIDER. A large beautiful cake was baked by Mr. SCHNEIDERs sister, Mrs. Henry JASPER. The afternoon was spent in a social way, and the evening repast of sandwiches and coffee was spread and the merry making continued until well after midnight, dancing being the chief entertainment of the evening.
- Jerome A. EMBSER of Aledo, Ill. who has taught agriculture in the Aledo High School for 6 years has been named farm advisor for Franklin County. Mr. EMBSER is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.N. EMBSER residing southeast of Kinmundy.
- Mr. James WILLIAMS, accompanied by his son-in-law, and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. P.F. ROBNETT, motored to St. Louis Tuesday where Mr. WILLIAMS entered Barnes Hospital. On Wednesday he underwent an operation, having a small tumor removed from his jaw. He is getting along fine.
- Greenridge (from last week): Miss Nelda THOMAS called on Mrs. Virgie GARRETT Thursday.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Sam COZAD have a new baby boy.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Morris ADAMS have a baby boy born Halloween night named James Dale.
- East Zion: Miss Inez FOSTER, who is staying at J.A. BASSETTs and teaching Jones School, spent the weekend with homefolks near Brubaker.
- Miss Florence DOOLEN was home from Salem for the weekend and Armistice Day.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. William SLANE have a baby boy born Monday.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Ed HARRELL and Mr. John WEISS were in Salem Friday.
- Meacham: Mr. F.S. HARRIS is improving in health after having his teeth extracted.
- A number of friends spent the evening with Mr. and Mrs. S.L. BUNDY to help celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary.
- Camp Ground: Mrs. Lizzie HANKINS had the misfortune of spilling a tea kettle of boiling water on her foot, causing a very painful injury.
Nov. 21, 1935:
- On Nov. 17, 1935, after 2 weeks illness of pneumonia and complications, Mrs. Floyd CRAIG died at her home, 4 miles southeast of Kinmundy. Lillian Grace HACKETT, daughter of Eliza Helen MODLIN and Mr. Henry HACKETT, was born in Xenia, Ill. on Sept. 26, 1879, a few months after the death of her father. At the tender age of 8 years, she and her sister Anna were left orphans by the death of their mother. Grace then made her home with her grandfather MODLIN until his health failed and they went to live with her uncle, John SONGER. On. March 28, 1900 Rev. BOYER of Xenia performed a double ceremony which united her in marriage with Floyd CRAIG, and at the same her sister Anna became the wife of Henry LESEMAN. Mr. and Mrs. CRAIG had 1 daughter. Her parents, 2 grandson, Maurice and C.V. SIPES, and her sister, Anna, preceded her in death. She leaves her husband; daughter, Helen, and family, Mrs. Ethel CURRIE and family, Raymond CRAIG and family, and an aged aunt. Services were held from the Baptist Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Katherine, daughter of Joseph and Amanda BARBEE, was born in the State of Ohio, May 2, 1859. She was the 3rd child of a family of five. Surviving are 4 brothers, namely: James of Sullivan, Ill.; Louis and J.D. of Kinmundy; and Joe of OFallon. When a very small child, she, with her parents, moved to Kinmundy, where she grew to womanhood. Some 50 years ago her marriage occurred to Mr. Jack THOMASON of Sullivan, Ill., and they made their home in that city for only a short time and then moved to Kinmundy. Her husband preceded her in death. She was the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom are left to mourn her passing: Lon of Collinsville; Fannie of Montreal, Canada; and Mary (Mrs. Earl LACKEY) of Mattoon, Ill. A daughter, Nettie, preceded her mother in death several years ago, leaving an infant daughter, Marcelline, entrusted to the care of her grandmother. Mrs. THOMASONs declining years have been spent in this granddaughters home in Collinsville. During the last few months of her illness, Mrs. THOMASON was cared for in the home of her daughter, Mrs. LACKEY in Mattoon, Ill. She died Nov. 11, 1935. Besides the son, daughters, and brothers, she is survived by a number of grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Services were held in the Kinmundy Christian Church.
- Mr. Harrison EAGAN, residing in the Arnold Chapel neighborhood, died very suddenly Tuesday morning from a stroke of apoplexy. He fell in the house and before a doctor could be summoned, he had died. He was a highly respected farmer of that neighborhood.
- Mr. John BASS had the pleasure of having with him all of his brothers and sisters, numbering 7 on Nov. 17th. This was the first time in 38 years that this family had all been together. The members of the family are A.M. BASS of Seward, Okla.; H.L. BASS of Vandalia; Joseph BASS of Centralia; Mrs. C.H. CLAYTON of Ocanee, Ill.; Mrs. Lewis RICHARDSON of Salem; Misses Lucy and Nannie BASS of Decatur, Ill. Others enjoying the day were: Raymond BASS of Camp Waterloo, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Jack BRADFORD and little son of Oconee, Ill.; and Miss Letha DENHAM of this city. All arrived with well filled baskets. The afternoon was spent taking pictures, the oldest being 70 and the youngest 6 years. There were 23 present.
- J.F. HICKMAN is being visited this week by his brother, Sam E. HICKMAN from Altus, Oklahoma. This is the first time in 30 years that he has been back in Illinois. 30 years ago, Z.W. HICKMAN took Ross WOOLLEY at his word, went to Oklahoma, bought a farm and all of the family migrated West except Frank. He has been Mayor and Police Judge of Altus for 14 years.
- We have received word by Messrs. I.D. and R.L. INGRAM that their fathers, W.C. INGRAM, hip was not fractured. They stated he fell but walked afterwards without the aid of crutches.
- Meacham: On last Thursday, the Community Birthday Circle met with Mrs. Dora HEICHER with most members present. Mrs. HEICHER had a beautiful quilt in the frames and soon all were busy quilting. At the noon hour we were invited to the living room for a feast. The tables were loaded with good things to eat and all enjoyed it. After dinner quilting was resumed, and at a late hour all departed, sorry they did not get the quilt finished, but glad for the pleasant day together. That evening the same club wended their way to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL to help Mrs. HARRELL celebrate her birthday. It was very much a surprise to her, and after conversation, games, and recitations, a luncheon of pie, cookies and coffee was served, and amid the laughter and much chatter, all departed wishing for Mrs. HARRELL many more birthdays.
- Swift: Ren WAINSCOTT and wife were callers at the Selby GARRETT home Sunday afternoon.
- East Zion: Mr. and Mrs. Monroe LANSFORD have a baby boy.
- Mr. and Mrs. A.N. GRAY are spending the day in Odin, attending the Golden Wedding celebration given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. GEORGE.
- Dr. and Mrs. C.P. STEPHENS of Loogootee, Mrs. Vance McMENAMY of Centralia, and Mr. and Mrs. Joy FIELDS, son and daughter of this city, enjoyed Sunday dinner at the George FIELDS home. The dinner was in honor of the birthdays of Miss Mary FIELDS and Dr. STEPHENS.
- Green ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas GARRETT called on Mr. Selby GARRETT Sunday.
- Mr. J.C. HEFLIN is in serious condition following a stroke of apoplexy on Monday.
Nov. 28, 1935:
- John C. HEFLIN was born in Jefferson Co., Ind. in 1852 and died on Nov. 24, 1935, aged 83 years and 7 months. He with his family came to Illinois and settled in Kinmundy when he was about 16 years old. In early life he married Sarah FERRIS of Fairfield, and they had 7 children, 3 of whom preceded him in death along with their mother. The 4 living are: Spicy and Bernice of California; Irwin of Kell; and Ralph of Chicago. After Mrs. HEFLIN died, Mr. HEFLIN moved about considerably, going back to Indiana where he was born, then down into Missouri and finally in his later years returned to Kinmundy, and on Dec. 8, 1919 married Mrs. Kate CHAPIN, who with the 4 children remain. He leaves 5 brothers, all of them living in Marion Co.: Harve, Herschel, Franklin, Morgan, and James; 5 sisters survive: Mrs. Lottie BELL of Missouri; Mrs. Maggie BLACKBURN of California; Mrs. Alice GARNER of Kinmundy; and Mrs. Kate SNOW of Iuka. Mr. HELFIN united with the Christian Church in his early life, and in after years became a member of Kinmundy Christian Church. About 4 years ago, he suffered a stroke and had since been confined to bed. Services were held from the Christian Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- A few weeks ago, while working on his threshing machine, Mr. Ralston HANNA accidently scratched one of his fingers. He did not think much about it at the time, but a week or so later, infection developed. The finger was lanced, but this did not seem to help it any. Soon infection spread to the whole hand. The outcome was having the infected finger amputated in the Effingham Clinic.
- On Nov. 21, 1885, Miss Ella GRAY, daughter of Mr. and the late Mrs. J.H. GRAY, and Mr. R.A. GEORGE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse GEORGE, both socially prominent families, were married in Kinmundy. The couple resided in Kinmundy, and George was employed at the local Coal Mine. 2 children came to this home, Arthur, who died some 15 years ago, and Nannie, now Mrs. RISINGER of Odin, Ill. There are also 2 granddaughters, Mrs. Vivian DOANE of Salem; and Mrs. Dorothy SKIPPER of Central City, Ill. In 1900, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE moved from Kinmundy to Sandoval, thence to Central City. After the death of their son-in-law some 10 years ago, they took up their residence in Odin to be with their daughter. The 50th wedding anniversary was observed Nov. 21, 1935, when an all day celebration was held in the basement and parlors of the Southern Methodist Church in Odin at the present home of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE. This occasion had been carefully planned to be a surprise to them by their ever thoughtful daughter. She was assisted by her sisters-in-law, Mrs. Della CURTIS and Mrs. Opal PITTS. Relatives and friends to the number of 150 called to congratulate and partake in a delicious dinner. Since coming to Odin, Mr. GEORGE has conducted a Shoe Repairing business.
- Mr. and Mrs. Joe BACKENSTO celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary Sunday. They had with them as their dinner guests, their 2 children and families, Mr. Howard BACKENSTO of Decatur, and Mrs. J.N. VALLOW of this city.
- Mrs. Martha DOWNS had the misfortune of falling over a rug in her home Tuesday morning and breaking her shoulder. She was taken to Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. DOUDERA are parents of an 8 lb. daughter born Nov. 22.
- Little Miss Phyllis WHEAT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. WHEAT, who suffered a severe attack of blood poisoning several weeks ago, and later complications followed from an attack of the flu, now seems to be on the road to recovery.
- North Fork News: Chester JONES of Billings, Montana is home for an extended visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.M. JONES. He is recovering from a severe attack of inflammatory rheumatism.
- North Fork News: Bill GARRETT and Kathryn LOWE, Kinmundy High School students, spent the weekend with homefolks.
- North Fork News: Mrs. Icy GARRETT and daughter, Mrs. Lela DUNLAP and daughter, visited last Thursday with Mrs. Hattie GREEN.
- North Fork News: Selby GARRETT and wife visited Sunday evening at Bob GREENs.
Dec. 5, 1935:
- John MAZANEK, Sr. well known and highly respected pioneer of Alma, died Nov. 27 in St. Anthonys Hospital in Effingham aged 78 years, 2 months, and 3 days. Services were held from the home in Alma with interment in Alma Cemetery. Mr. MAZANEK had been in ill health for some time. He had just gone to the hospital for an examination and was thought not to be in any immediate danger, although he had been suffering with heart trouble. The deceased had always been a great booster for Alma and we know that he is to greatly missed in his community.
- George Samuel MERRITT, the son of Anderson and Elizabeth MERRITT, was born in Meacham twp. on March 25, 1867, and died on Nov. 25, 1935. On Aug. 4, 1892 he married Cora Ann SLAGLEY, and they had 4 children, who survive: Minnie G. LAMBIRD of Kinmundy; Raymond O. MERRITT, and Cecil B. MERRITT of Champaign; and Mrs. Josephine HALE of Villa Grove, Ill. He was a member of the Meacham Missionary Baptist Church, having became a member there Oct. 30, 1909. Seven years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis and in the intervening years frequent recurrences resulted in a general breakdown in health. Aside from those already mentioned, he is survived by 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 2 brothers, Emmett MERRITT of Kinmundy, and W.O. MERRITT of Champaign; 2 sisters, Mrs. Josephine GLOSSER of Salem; and Mrs. Della BRYAR of Decatur. Services were held at the Meacham Baptist Church with interment in Elder Cemetery.
- Little John PIPER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul PIPER, entered the Effingham Clinic Thursday where he underwent an operation and part of the leg bone was removed. He is reported as doing fine.
- Mr. Glenn LEE, a brother of Mr. J.C. LEE of this city, died at his home in Xenia on Friday. Services were held Sunday in Xenia and interment was made in Xenia Cemetery. Mr. LEE suffered a stroke of apoplexy the morning preceding his death. He would have been 56 years old Saturday.
- Mr. Alvin WANTLAND, residing south of this city, was committed to the State Hospital at Lincoln last week. Mr. WANTLAND is getting up in years and has been living by himself on his farm since the death of his parents. During the past year he has not been in the best of health and so the neighbors talked with him, about going to the State Institution and he finally consented. He had no trouble in getting committed.
- Mrs. Martha DOWNS and daughter, Mrs. Thelma WRIGHT, returned home yesterday from the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia where Mrs. DOWNS has been confined with a broken shoulder and Mrs. WRIGHT and undergone an operation.
- Wilson School: A stillborn daughter was born Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. Dave WOODEN, and laid to rest in Yost Cemetery.
- Wilson School: Frank HUMPHREY and C.R. HEATON called Saturday on H.W. SEE, who has been confined to his home with a injured hip caused by falling from a load of corn.
- Omega: Gale BOSTONs residence caught fire from a chimney spark Sunday afternoon, but luckily the fire was discovered in time before much damage was done.
- North Fork: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and daughter were Thanksgiving Day guests of George LENHARTs.
- North Fork: W.L. GREEN and family visited with Monroe LANSFORD and family Sunday P.M.
- East Zion: Frank GARRETT and family spent Sunday in Kinmundy with Mr. and Mrs. Emmett JONES.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Selby GARRETT spent Sunday with their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas GARRETT.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Gage BASSETT and family spent Sunday at Mr. Elmer BASSETTs.
- Walter B. PRUETT returned to McKendree College; Charles W. YOUNG, John Robert ROBB, Frederick A. PRUETT, Ray INGRAM, and Lester HOWELL to U. of I., after spending Thanksgiving in Kinmundy with homefolks.
- Meacham: The children of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer NEAL spent Sunday with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom NEAL, and helped Mr. NEAL celebrate his birthday.
Dec. 12, 1935:
- Martha Virginia, daughter of Absolum and Lydia Ann TUCKER, was born near Hopkinsville, Kentucky on June 6, 1848. She was a family of 7 children, 3 brothers and 3 sisters, and was the last surviving member of the family. When 6 years of age, she came with her parents to Franklin Co., Ill. The following year the family moved to their new home near Kinmundy, and for more than 80 years, she has resided in or near this city. She married to John M. ROTAN on Jan. 25, 1870. It was 53 years before this link was broken, as her husband died May 9, 1923. They had 4 children: Merta Bell, Louis M., Anna Lou, and Byron J. Anna, wife of Henry T. WITWER, died Nov. 13, 1909. The surviving children are: Merta, Louis, Byron, and a niece, Mrs. Mel BOYD; grandchildren, Mrs. Mildred CROSSETT, Fyke ROTAN, Mrs. Mary WHITT, Mrs. Annalou HANNA, Fred W. WITWER; Mrs. Martha PORTER; and 7 great-grandchildren, Louis and Junita CROSSETT, Jean WHITT, Martha HANNA, Patricia WITWER, and Marcia and Suzanna PORTER. Mrs. ROTAN was a member of the Methodist Church for more than 60 years. Services were held from the M.E. Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
- Old Santa is right up with the times. He will arrive in Salem on Dec. 17, by airplane and will make a parachute jump.
- A birthday surprise dinner was given Sunday for Mr. R.J. SMITH to celebrate his 79th birthday. At noon a bounteous dinner was served. Those attending were: Mr. Clarence SMITH and family, Mr. Estel SMITH and family, and Mr. Bryan SMITH of Edwardsville; Mr. Edwin SMITH of Hartford, Ill.; Mr. Pearl SMITH and family, Mr. Robert SMITH of family; Miss Marie SMITHSON, and Mr. Solon SMITHSON and wife of Farina, Ill.; Mr. Lester JOHNSON and family of Champaign; and Mr. Otis SMITH and family of Centralia.
- Sunday being the birthday of our oldest Community Birthday Circle member, Mrs. Idella KAGY, the Circle and their families with well filled baskets wended their way thru the rain and mud to her home.
- Meacham: The Community Birthday Circle held their regular meeting Thursday with Mrs. HARRELL with all members present except Mrs. Paul JONES, Mrs. Ruben FULFER, and Mrs. Herman SOLDNER, who is slowly improving but not able to be with us yet. The hostess had a comforter in the frames and busy fingers soon had it tacked, and after a very fine covered dish dinner, the comforter was finished and quilt pieces pieced.
- Green Ridge: Mr. Carl PURCELL of Alma is the new mail carrier on Route 3.
- East Meadow Branch (from last week): Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB spent Sunday afternoon with Bert GARRETT and family.
- East Meadow Branch (from last week): W.F. ROBB and family ate Thanksgiving dinner with Virgil LIVESAY and family.
- North Fork: R.H. GREEN and wife were in Kinmundy last Friday attending the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Martha ROTAN.
- North Fork: Selby GARRETT was a business visitor in Centralia last Wednesday.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB, Mildred and Harold, and Irene LIVESAY were Centralia visitors Saturday.
- East Meadow Branch: W.F. ROBB accompanied Dick YUND to St. Louis Tuesday night with a load of stock.
Dec. 19, 1935:
- The county spelling contest was held in the office of the County Supt. of Schools Saturday. The following twp. winners took part in this contest: Meacham, Gladys SHORT; Kinmundy, Shirley MILLER; Patoka, Mary EAGLIN; Carrigan, Eunice VERVER; Tonti, Mary Ann COPE; Alma, Junior HINKLEY; Omega, Marjorie MULVANEY; Iuka, Wanda CLARK; Stevenson, Richard LECKRONE; Salem, Rose HOLLAND; Odin-Sandoval, Eva Lee JACKSON; Raccoon, Vera WILLIAMS; Centralia, Julia BEATHY; Haines, Harold SIMMONS. The township champions, Miss Wanda McWHIRTER of Foster twp.; and Miss Thelma MEDDER of Romine twp., were unable to attend the county contest. The contest was won by Mary Ann COPE of Tonti twp, who will represent Marion Co. at the State Spelling contest in Springfield.
- On last Thursday, the Norman BLACKBURN residence near the C & E.I. depot caught fire from the flue but was quickly extinguished by the local fire department. Practically all of the furniture was removed, but very little damage was done to the downstairs, except by water.
- Mr. and Mrs. R.P. McBRYDE celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. KLINE of Centralia. Prominent in business, church and social circles, Mr. and Mrs. McBRYDE have been among the best known residents of Kinmundy, and their many friends were loath to have them go when they took up residence in St. Louis. A long list of those attending was included.
- The ROHRBOUGH families, Mr. and Mrs. L.C. ROHRBOUGH and Miss Helen of Salem, and Mr. and Mrs. C.B. ROHRBOUGH and the Misses Ruth and Virginia entertained in honor of the birthday anniversary of Mrs. Edwin WORMLEY at the C.B. ROHRBOUGH home Sunday.
- East Zion: Edwin ARNOLD and wife spent Sunday with Edwins parents, Cyrus ARNOLD and family.
- East Zion: Mr. Chas. ARNOLD butchered Wednesday. Those who assisted him were Jim BASSETT and wife, Hobart ARNOLD and wife, Merle JONES and wife, A.D. NICHOLS, wife and daughters, Lucille and Lela May.
- East Zion: Mr. Marvin BASSETT, who attends High School at Kinmundy, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim BASSETT and his sister, Ruth.
- East Meadow Branch: Mr. and Mrs. W.F. ROBB were callers at the Thurman ROBB home Sunday afternoon.
- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin HARRELL and Mr. and Mrs. Ruben FULFER and family were in Salem and Centralia on Saturday.
- Wilson School: On Sunday, several neighbors and friends journeyed to the home of Mrs. Emil MEYER and pleasantly surprised her with a basket dinner in honor of her (?) birthday. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. William CHASTEEN, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil SEE, Mr. and Mrs. Chester KLINE, son Charles and daughters Frances and Marie, Mr. and Mrs. Morris CHASTEEN, and little son, and Mildred, Helen and Harold KLEISS.
- North Fork: Misses Mira HEADLEY and Cleda GARRETT were shopping in Vandalia Saturday.
- North Fork: Bernice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore MOELLER was taken to the Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia, to get treatment caused when she fell backward into a tub of boiling water.
- North Fork: Mrs. Clyde GARRETT and daughter, Lila, Mrs. Orie ATKINS, and Mrs. Marjorie GREEN visited with Mrs. Hattie GREEN last Thursday P.M.
Dec. 26, 1935:
- The Old Age Pension Bill was passed by the Legislature.
- Dec. 21, about 13 young friends of Raymond BASS gathered at his home and surprised him at a party in his honor while he was home from Camp Waterloo on his Christmas vacation. Games and contests were played, and prizes awarded. Cake and cocoa were served and about midnight all departed. Those present were: Lucille, Mildred, and Lena SANDERS, Tommy BOONE, Clifton and Harold LEMAY, Joe SLOVICK, Loren JOHNSON, Dutch and Peggy OLDEN, Beck JENKINS, Charles BRIM and Letha DENHAM.
- Dr. H.L. HANNA, local veterinarian, removed a 26 lb. tumor from a Percheron Stallion owned by Henry OPFER of St. Paul on Monday. It was a rather serious operation by the horse is getting along O.K. The horse is valued at $500.00.
- Mr. Earl DOOLEN sold his restaurant to Mr. R.J. FULFER, who took charge that afternoon. Mrs. FULFER is looking over the business while Mr. FULFER is looking after his farm. He will have a sale next week and move to town.
- The North Fork Club was delightfully entertained in the home of Mrs. Icy GARRETT, Friday evening, Dec. 6, with a 6 oclock oyster supper. All members were present with their husbands as guests. The remainder of the evening was spent in visiting and talking over old school days. At a late hour, the Club adjourned, thanking the hostess for the pleasant evening. The next meeting will be with Mrs. S.L. BUNDY in January.
- The 3 daughters and 1 son of Dr. H.L. HANNA and their families living here came Sunday with well filled baskets to celebrate their fathers birthday. 23 were present to partake in good things to eat, and as it was so close to the holiday season, a Christmas tree and gifts for the children were very much enjoyed. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Wallace HULTS and children, Homer WALLACE and Audrey Leona, Mr. and Mrs. Merle HANKS and children, David Lee, Caroline, Roberta, and Scottie, Mr. and Mrs. Victor SMITH and children, Ronnie and Donnie, Mr. and Mrs. Paul HANNA and children, Bobby and Beverly Ann, Mr. Jake WILLIAMS, and Robert and B.L. HANNA.
- Green Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas GARRETT called on her parents recently.
- Green Ridge: The community was grieved to hear of the death of Mr. Fent CALDWELL Thursday.
- Green Ridge: Charlie ARNOLD called on Tom GARRETT recently.
- Wilson School: A Christmas Tree and program was held Monday evening at the Pleasant Grove Church.
- Wilson School: Ed FORD of Alma, and Chas. FORD called Sunday at the Marion SHUFELDT home.
- Omega: A kitchen shower was held in the HERRINGTON home Wednesday night for Mr. and Mrs. Herschel MONICAL.
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