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The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - 
The Hartley Reunion - October 28, 1902

The descendants of Jos. M. HARTLEY, Sr., held a family reunion Saturday, 
Oct. 25, near the old home place, just north of Winfield, IL. It was held 
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton HARTLEY, of Oregon, who went away from 
here 38 years ago and have never been back since until now. Of the eight 
children still living only four were present: Jos. M. HARTLEY, Jr., 
Henry HARTLEY, Clayton HARTLEY and Mrs. M. A. LUSK.

There were 61 people present, all of whom are descendants. In the evening 
they all gathered at the residence of W. A. WILLIS, WHERE THE WHOLE FAMILY 

Jos. HARTLEY, Sr. was at one time pastor of the Primitive Baptist Church 
in Horse Prairie. He moved to Oregon about 20 years ago, where he spent the 
remainder of his life.

BIRTHS PUBLISHED IN THE NEWSPAPER - 1903 Date of Newspaper - Father/Mother - Sex - Date of Birth 01 Jan Dana CROWDER 30 Dec 1902 (mother) 05 Jan W. B. WHITE 02 Jan 1903 07 Jan Harl MARTIN (F) 01 Jan 1903 14 Jan Norman LYMAN (M) 20 Jan John F. POWERS (M) 16 Jan 1903 26 Jan Will FORSYTHE (M) 24 Jan 1903 (Name: Milton Dewey Forsythe) 27 Jan Frank HALBROOK (F) 28 Jan A. L. FOUTCH (M) 26 Jan 1903 29 Jan Sam BOSWELL (M) 03 Feb John TAWNEY (F) 02 Feb 1903 11 Feb Lawrence MALONE 10 Feb 1903 T. J. HOLTSCLAW (F) 07 Feb Bly REECE (F) 16 Feb 1903 20 Feb D. M. WYLIE (M) (Name: Donald McKenzie) 24 Feb Alva HENRY (F) John WILLIAMS (M) 05 Mar Arthur W. SHAW & Kate YOST (F) 28 Feb 1903 10 Mar Charles W. HUNT (M) 14 Mar Will HUTCHISON (M) 14 Mar 1903 17 Mar Jasper WILLIAMS (M) 17 Mar 1903 20 Mar Gabe JINES (M) 20 Mar 1903 21 Mar E. S. DODSON (M) 20 Mar 1903 24 Mar M/M Pearl LEGGE (F) 27 Mar Charles HARRIS (M) 26 Mar 1903 28 Mar Wilford & Katherine Fitzgerrell JESSUP (M) 06 Apr Walter COLLINS (M) 05 Apr 1903 07 Apr Elmer HELVY (M) 13 Apr John W. PERRY (F) 11 Apr 1903 17 Apr M/M Herman WETZEL of Howell, IN (F) 29 Apr M/M Will REDMAN (M) 02 May M/M Gus LEFFLER (F) 01 May 1903 05 May M/M W. E. AYERS of Perks, IL (M) 01 May 1903 08 May M/M Chas. HEAD (M) 04 May 1903 13 May Bob MOSS (M) 20 May M/M Henry TILTMAN (F) 19 May 1903 08 Jun Albert H. WHEELER (Deacon) (F) 07 Jun 1903 24 Jun Lee HARRIS (F) 27 Jun M/M Chas. BURNETT (M) 26 Jun 1903 03 Jul M/M W. W. DILLINGHAM (F) 01 Jul 1903 06 Jul Dr/M Letcher IRONS (M&F) Twins 04 Jul 1903 M/M Perry PATTERSON (M&F) 03 Jul 1903 07 Jul M/M W. WAUSON 14 Jul Henry BROWN (F) M/M Noel MASON (M) 15 Jul M/M W. A. KELLER (M) 17 Jul M/M James DALE (M) 19 Aug M/M Claude STEWART (F) 20 Aug 1903? 20 Aug M/M C. C. POTTS (M) 19 Aug 1903 09 Sep M/M Guy SUMMERS 07 Sep 1903 16 Sep M/M Ira MANNEN (F) 12 Sep 1903 19 Sep M/M W. B. PHILLIPS F 18 Sep 1903 23 Sep Isaac QUINN (M) M/M Albert FRED (M) 25 Sep John AYERS (M) 23 Sep 1903 M/M Luke BORDER (F) 24 Sep 1903 02 Oct M/M Wm. ATCHINSON (M) 30 Sep 1903 06 Oct Charles & Lydia Stauffer BISHOP (M) 05 Oct 1903 07 Oct M/M Joe LAUR (F) Jim CUNNINGHAM (F) 25 Nov M/M Robert BEAN (F) 02 Dec M/M Albert BRANSON (F) 30 Nov 1903 03 Dec M/M A. L. WARREN (F) 09 Dec C. T. BOUDINOT (M) 10 Dec M/M Harley DARE (M) 09 Dec 1903 16 Dec M/M A. V. NELSON (F) 30 Dec M/M Charlie STEWARD (M) M/M Philip SHUCKMAN (F) 26 Dec 1903

September 3, 1903 Mt. Vernon Daily Register
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Oct 20, 1997


Warrant Sworn Out for Jess Pickett, Charged With the Offense 

A warrant was sworn out Thursday morning by Frank Wangler charging Jess Pickett with the abduction of his 16 year old sister, Annie.   Pickett lives in Moore's Prairie, in the same neighborhood where the Wangler's reside. He came to town Wednesday and called at the residence of Theo. Stelle, where Miss Mary Wangler resides and asked to see her. The request was granted and he informed Miss Wangler that her folks were sick and he had come to take her home. She was very much surprised at this, as she had had no previous information as to their sickness. However, she refused to go home, and during her conversation remarked that her sister would be in town Wednesday afternoon with Mail Carrier Stockard. Pickett took a cue from this information and went to the vicinity of the postoffice to await the arrival of Mr. Stockard. He was soon rewarded by seeing him arrive with Miss Annie Wangler in charge. On some pretext he got the young lady in his buggy with him and they made a tour around town, trying to secure a place for her to work. Several persons agreed to take her, but for some reason she did not stop with any of them. Later they drove out of town, and stopped with a family by the name of Huston a short distance north of town. The family did not know of the designs of Pickett, so a nice story he had made up to tell them was accepted. About 10 o'clock Wednesday night Officers Irvin and Brown, who had been searching for the girl, located her at the Huston place and brought her back to the city. When one of the Huston boys learned of Pickett's intentions he gave him a good thrashing.   The officers had no warrant for Pickett Wednesday night, and for that reason did not arrest him.   It is claimed by Miss Annie that Pickett made indecent proposals to her while driving out of town.   Pickett is a man of fifty years or more and little feeling should be exercised for him when he is caught and brought to trial. Miss Wangler is just sixteen years of age, is a pleasant, agreeable and innocent girl and did not know what Pickett intended doing with her, and fear for her safety made her keep quiet after arriving at the Huston place. 

The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - October 22, 1903 Week Ending Saturday October 17, 1903 Advertised Letters Miss Lizzie AHREM, E. ANDRE, Miss Myrtle C. ALLEN, Mrs. Millie ALLEN, Mrs. Allie BAKER, Arthur R. BELL, Wm. BUSSELL, John BUTLER, Thos. BULLOCK, Miss Bertha BURKE, D. A. CHRISTOPHER, Ada COCRON, Mitch COHEN, Floyd CULLY, Mrs. Fred DeBETT, Miss Minnie FERGERSON, James GESTON, Chas. R. GARRISON, Claude GILLASPIE, Alvin GOLDEN, Louie HANES, Mrs. Lem HALL, C. J. HUTZEN, Richard HICKS, Lida HOLBROOK, Clarence JAMES, Oma MAHLER, Mrs. Harry MAYON, Mrs. Cora MILLER, John W. MINIAN, Harry MYERS, Mrs. Etta OSBORN, Mrs. Stella PALMER, John A. PETIT, Miss Letha PIERCE, I. Herman PLEVKA, E. E. RUT, Mrs. Kate ROSS, Miss Pearl SUTTON, J. E. SMITH, Ethe SLEDGE, Pete STURRIE, Fred STINER, Mrs. Isaac THOMPSON, Dr. WELCH, Mrs. J. E. WHARTON, Mrs. W. WHITE, Miss Gertrude WIGHTMAN, Wade H. WILLIAMS, Daniel WOODS, Fourth Class Ed SCHNEIDER. When calling for any of these letters, please say "advertised." S. H. WATSON, P. M. Week Ending December 12, 1903 Advertised Letters Flora BOYCE, Lewis A. BORDER, C. C. BROWN, John COOPER, C. C. COLE, Dr. L. F. CUMMINGS, Tom H. DAILY, Miss May DAVIDSON, C. W. DUNCAN, Chas. E. FALLARS, Geo. GARRISON, A. V. GIPSON, J. A. GREGORY, Jess HALE, J. H. HARRIS, Wm. I. HOW, W. M. HOENBECK, Frank J. HOLTEN, M. C. HUNTER, Retta ING, A. C. JONES, I. C. JONES, S. E. KIRKMAN, W. P. LOWRY, Charlon LOWRY, Lillie McCORMACK, R. MURRAY, Harley PAGE, Edna RICHARDS, Fred SCHIABLE, Miss Jos. SMITH, Chas. B. SMITH, Miss Martha WHITE, Mr. and Mrs. Fred WILLBY, Jeff WINCHESTER, Frank SOULTON. Week Ending Saturday December 19th, 1903 Advertised Letters Samuel ATKINSON, Russell BEARD, W. S. CARDWELL, Miss Ada COCKROM, A. L. DAHME, H. L. ESTES, L. W. FELLOW, W. G. GARRISON, Mrs. Friffie GROVES, Mrs. Mary GRAY, John GRAMMER, T. B. HARPER, J. P. HOWARD, Henry JONES, L. W. KANE, Miss Minnie KINCAID, Miss Annie KNIGHT, Charley LANDON, John LATHAM, Dr. H. LAPLIORN, Mrs. Macie LEE, Mrs. Geo. LORIE, Jas. McMEEN, Mrs. M. A. MacDONALD, Miss Beulah McCLANAHAN, Mrs. Callie MYERS, Mrs. Bessie PERRY, Mrs. W. M. PEARSON, Wm. RAVENSCROFT, Adam SMITH, W. W. STARKS, Charlie STANTON, Mrs. Viola SUMMERS, Oscar TANQUARY, C. F. THOMPSON, C. P. TROUT, Charles OWERT, Miss Maggie WILSON, J. M. WYANT. The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - December 5, 1903 A Historical Farm W. T. GOODRICH, who has been in Moore's Prairie this week, tells some interesting things about the old house on the Nath ATCHINSON farm. The house is 75 years old, and stands as a land mark in the prairie. It was built when Indian surprises were quite common. Mr. ATCHINSON's father, when he enlisted in the Mexican War, called the family around him and told them how to get rid of the Indians in case of an attack. There being only one small door, which was so made that it would have been impossible for the Indians to gain entrance through, they would look for the next best place, which was the large fireplace chimney, and down they would go in regular Santa Claus style. "Now children," said the father, "if the Indians should come, bar the door, then take a feather bed, tear it open, put a few feathers on the fire, few at a time, and this will smoke them out: be careful how you use your feathers." The plan was successfully carried out many times. In the old house is a pair of buck horns that were placed over the door when the house was built, and today they still serve as a gun rack, brown as murschaum and highly prized for more than one reason. It was on this farm that the balloon fell which escaped from near Dix, and with it the HARVEY children. This incident happened more than 40 years ago, but is yet a bright spot in the minds of many. It has become one of the events in the history of Jefferson County.
The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - February 18, 1904 Ben Hur Box Social The Ben Hur box social at the Red Men's hall Wednesday night was an unusually interesting affair, and the crowd was good considering the unpleasant condition of the weather. A program had been arranged and was successfully carried out. The contests proved an interesting feature of the evening. For the ugliest man present, Frank SNYDER received 350 votes, Chas. WIGGINTON 300, which made Mr. SNYDER an easy victor. For the handsomest young, Miss Blanche GOODNER was awarded the cake. For the best looking married lady present, Mrs. Joe MARSHALL received 800 votes, and Mrs. B. F. EAGLER 750. Mrs. MARSHALL was declared the winner in the contest. Each candidate received a cake as a prize. The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - February 18, 1904 FINDS UNKNOWN RELATIVES - Elder J. S. ROSE Locates them at Mt. Vernon, Ind. Elder J. S. ROSE has returned from a visit to Mt. Vernon, Ind., where he went in search of relatives whom he heard were located there. He found an Aunt, Mrs. Cynthia A. GRANT, who was before unknown to him, and through this aunt an unknown uncle was found. Mrs. GRANT had in her possession the family Bible which belonged to the grandfather of Elder ROSE, and in this Bible was found entries of 24 births of the 29 children born to his grandfather. Three children were born before a record was started. and two died in infancy. The first entry was made October 31st, 1797. Elder ROSE's grandfather's name was Thos. ROSE, and was a native of Georgia. All of the children of Thos. ROSE were born in Kentucky. Mr. ROSE moved to Kentucky during the dark days, and was captured by the Indians and compelled to live with them for a long time. The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - Saturday, March 19, 1904 Sebern Kirk Shoots Arthur Odell About 1 o'clock Friday afternoon Sebern KIRK was standing in from of the post office at Ina, talking to a friend, and Arthur ODELL came up to the men telling KIRK's friend that a man down the street wanted to see him, whereupon he walked away leaving KIRK and ODELL alone. ODELL started a conversation with KIRK saying "I never will speak to you again for the way you treated me last Sunday", and with the remark added some very harsh words and to emphasize his feelings he drew a knife and stabbed KIRK in the back. KIRK in return drew a revolver and fired three shots, two taking effect, one passing through ODELL's hand and the other enter his back penetrating a kidney. There was some difficulty between the men last Sunday and KIRK has avoided ODELL, not wanting to have further trouble with him. The reports that have come to the REGISTER pertaining to the affair put ODELL in a bad light and make it appear that KIRK did the shooting in self defense. KIRK was in this city Saturday morning, but his victim is so seriously wounded that he not able to get away from his home. KIRK is a peaceable man and does not look for trouble, while ODELL has a reputation of being a dangerous man.
The Daily Register – June 7, 1904 – Mt. Vernon, IL A BUNCH OF RELICS – Miss Laura Satterfield Has an Interesting Collection Miss Laura SATTERFIELD of this city has a collection of relics of bygone days that is most interesting, among which is the sword carried by her father, J. S. SATTERFIELD, who was a sergeant in the Black Hawk War, and also a diary of his travels during the war. In Miss SATTERFIELD collection are two very old books, “ An Extract of the Rev. John WESLEY's Journal from his Embarking for Georgia to his Return to London” is the name of one, and the date in this book is January 21, 1796. The other book is a compendium of information, and almost every subject is treated, this book was printed in 1770. Two bread bakers, one more than 100 years old, and the other which was used by her parents, are interesting parts of the collection. The bakers are peculiar looking cooking utensils, but they were in their day, very useful. Part of the relics were owned by Uncle Neddie MAXEY, who raised Miss SATTERFIELD's father, and passed them down to him. The most unique piece in the lot is an agreement with Edward MAXEY, who was employed as a school teacher: the school article as it was called, is here given. Articles of agreement between Edward MAXEY of the one part, and the under subscribers of the other part all of the County of Jefferson and State of Illinois, witnesseth, That the said MAXEY binds himself to teach a school of reading, writing and arithmetic at the cabin built by Allen WILKERSON, of the space of four months and a half, To begin the first day of May next and to attend the same five days in each week, or make up any time he may lose and to learn each scholar sent to him according to his best skill and their several capacities. And we the said employers do bind ourselves to put said house in repair and to furnish the scholars with suitable books, And to pay said MAXEY at the close of the school for each scholar one dollar in cash and two dollars in corn, cotton, pork or young cattle, to be delivered at his MAXEY's house. In testimony whereof I the said MAXEY and his employers have hereunto set our hands this 26th day of April, 1827......... EDWARD MAXEY Azrih BRUCE, 1 James JOHNSON, 2 John ROBERSON, 1 Jonathan WELLS, 1 Lewis JOHNSON, 1 Thos. BADGETT, ½ James GREEN, Jr., 2 Jas. WILBANKS, 2/3 Wm. MAXEY, 1 ½ A. BUFFINGTON, 2 Richard BULLOCK, 1 David HOBBS, 1 James JOHNSON, 2 Harvey B. MAXEY, 1 Zadok CASEY, 1 Enoch HOLTSCLAW, 1 John WILKERSON, 1 Martin CASEY, 1 Jno. M. PACE, 2/3 Asahel BATEMAN, 1 Abraham CASEY Elihu MAXEY, 1/2 (There is no indication what the numbers mean.)

The Daily Register – July 30, 1904 – Mt. Vernon, IL “DISHONORED AND DISGRACED” - So Says the Mt. Vernon Times, of the County Democracy, and Gives – THE FACTS IN MOORE'S PRAIRIE FRAUDS. List of Sixty-One Men on the Poll Books, Who Were Not at the Primary. The Mt. Vernon Times had its inning Friday. Previous to then it had not taken sides in the WELLS-SMITH contest, but the nerve of the News the day after the nearing in commanding Mr. WELLS to lay down was more than the Times editor could stand, and without waiting for the evidence to be given before the tribunal, gives a foretaste so that the brethren may know what to expect, The Times started out by summarizing a column editorial in the News; in substance, that Mr. WELLS should give up and “help the 'gang' to cover up the infamous fraud perpetrated in Moore's Prairie Township and 'whoop her up' for the ticket, indorsing and approving forgery, false returns, falsified certificates, the fraudulent voting of men who were not in the county or state, men who were dead and the wholesale fraudulent scheme by which the nomination was stolen from him and the Democracy of the county dishonored and disgraced.” If this is not specific enough, the Times published the following certificate of forty-three Democrats who were recorded on the poll books as voting: Moore's Prairie, Ill., May 17th, 1904 – This county is to certify that the undersigned are Democrats and legal voters of Moore's Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Illinois, and that we did not attend or vote at the Democratic primary election held in said township on May 7th, 1904: Dallas BUMPUS, Judd SMITH, Thomas ATCHISON, L. C. COCKRUM, Thomas E. HOPPER, W. H. CHAMBERS, J. M. PICKETT, Oscar COCKRUM, L. E. COCKRUM, L. WHEELER, Wm. JONES, Charles JONES, J. M. COCKRUM, C. L. COCKRUM, C. E. MOORE, J. H. STRINGFIELD, J. E. KNIFFEN, John MARTIN, John LOEHR, Fred CASEY, F. S. COMPTON, Otis LOVIN, T. A. TURNER, M. V. TURNER, T. R. TUCKER, Calvin TUCKER, Joseph TUCKER, W. J. GIFFORD, J. H. JONES, C. COCKRUM, L. G. COOK, C. B. MORGAN, L. GLENN, E. R. YATES, Lewis ANDERSON, T. M. THOMAS, John GLENN, F. M. KINNISON, Charles LOWERY, J. H. WINKLER, Jerry TUCKER, William WEBB, L. P. WEBB. Besides these the Times adds eighteen other who did not vote. - A. J. LOVIN, J. W. WILLIFORD, W. A. WILLIFORD, A. ATCHISON, John SNODSMITH, Henry LEMKE, and H. SNODSMITH (this last name is that of a man who had been dead several months), James WILLIS, S. MERRILL, A. KENNEDY, J. G. COCHRAN, A. F. BOUDINOT, Tillman SHIRLEY, Wm. SHIRLEY, J. G. HOLLAND, Chas. NANCE, Geo. HOLLEY, Chas. LYNCH, Sam KINNISON, (Sam KINNISON lived in Hamilton County), and several other who did not vote. The Times stands square-toed for an investigation without any of the stage fright which attacks the News every time an investigation is rumored. The News objects to the “airing of the dirty linen” of the Democratic party and says it is usually too large a job for any party to undertake. It is true that it is sometimes a big job but the bigger the pile of linen and the more dirt and stench that has accumulated the more need of the airing. Let the air and sunlight of investigation be turned on the dirty linen of the party in this county and see who is to blame for its becoming a stench to decent Democrats. Say Poll Book is False According to another editorial in the Times, Kirby SMITH charges fraud in Spring Garden Township against himself, but this Mr. SMITH in conversation with the REGISTER denies. Furthermore, he added that if there is any poll book in the contestant's possession, as he claims, it has been made up since the day of the primary. He says that he has no charges to prefer, and will abide by the central committees decision.

The Daily Register - Tuesday, January 16, 1905 FROM THE OLD RECORDS - Many Things of Interest Found - Six Marriage Licenses in 1819 A look through some of the old records in the County Clerk's office revealed some interesting happenings in early days. In 1819 there was six marriage licenses issued, the contracting parties being: Garrison GREENWOOD and Elizabeth JORDAN Martin MAXWELL and Matilda GREENWOOD Thomas M. CASEY and Harriet MAXEY Abraham P. CASEY and Valynda MAXEY Bennet N. MAXEY and Sally OVERBAY (Number 6 is not mentioned.) Rev. Lewis JOHNSON and Esquire Oliver NORRIS were the ones mentioned as having performed the marriage ceremonies. In 1820 there was a slight increase in the marriage license record, nine having been issued in that year. Reports of the County Commissioners are given in detailed manner and the names of Zadoc CASEY, Flemming GREENWOOD and Joseph JORDAN appeared in the reports as esquires. Receipts for fines assessed in the Circuit Court against offenders were also found, and presumably the offenders feared calling for these. In 1844, there is a receipted bill for D. BAUGH for Fire Irons $2.50; Shovel and tongs $1.75; Broom $.25; By this receipt it will be seen that brooms were about the same price then as today, but were of a different make up.
The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - July 8, 1905 PATIENTS AT ANNA - Annual Rport As to Condition Given by Superintendent Athon The anual report of the patients from this county at Anna is furnished by Supt. W. L. ATHON. The first conditon following the name is physical and the last is mental: The conditon of these is good and stationary: Vincent WOOD, Barbary RANGE, Mary CONGER, Hattie WIGGINS, Harry SHAFFER, John COPPLE, Maggie GRACZAK, Susan JOHNSON, Mary PIPER, Jane DIAL, Geo. COOK, Mary AIKEN, Minerva WILSON, Martha Mayfield, Victor ELLWANGER, A. HAWKINS, J. N. B. DAVID, Mary RUSSELL, Josephine COVINGTON, J. A. BOGGS, Loren SMITH, Lizzie PATE, Chas. McKENZIE, D. L. ADAMS, M. W. HAUSS, Benj. BUSH, Offy DARE. The condition of these is good and improved: Mary JARRELL, Fred WRIGHT, Albert McLAUGHLIN, Creighton WYCOFF, Tilly May ARBUCKLE, Julias ANGLE, J. R. GARDNER, Luther WAITE, Frank BITLYESKI. The condtion of these is good and much improved: Minnie BOOK, Lewis SPANGLER, Sarah LITTLETON, J. A. HOWELL. The conditon of these is fair and improved: Mary HANCOCK, Lizzie PATE, Stella MASSEY, Daisy ARCHAMBALT, Jane BLACK, Sherman MEZO and Joseph Dachwald is feeble and stationary.
The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - September 7, 1905 "THE BOYS IN BLUE" of Sixteenth (Sixtieth) Illinois Have a Fine Reunion. FORTY-FOUR MEMBERS HERE - James STULL of Dahlgren, Aged 88, Oldest Veteran Present. The thirty-ninth annual reunion of the Sixtieth Illinois, held in this city Wednesday and Thursday, is said to be one of the pleasantest reunions in the history of the association. Forty-four were present, nearly half the surviving members of the regiment. The afternoon of Wednesday was taken up with registering the visitors. At night the city hall was crowded with members of the regiment and their friends who came to hear the entertainment, given by local talent, and which the boys in blue warmly appreciated. The Woodman band played several selections before the entertainment began. F. L. FERGERSON, president of the association, presided at the meeting, and the success of the entertainment, as well as the reunion as a whole is largely due to his efforts. All the numbers, both musical and literary, were finely rendered and the entertainment was one of the best ever given in our city. After a song by the audience, "All Hail the Power of Jesus Name," Comrade S. T. MAXEY delivered the invocation. The following program was given: Song, "Where Did You Come From, Baby Dear?" - Eugenia MOSS. Recitation, "Our Folks" - Mable FERGERSON. Male Quartette, "Old Wayside Cross" - Messrs. BEESLEY, VanCLEVE, YANDELL and PHILLIPS. Recitation, "Darius Green and His Flying Machine" - Robert MOSS. Song, "Come Where the Blue Bells Ring" - Bessie MOSS. Talk - Comrade John A. WALL. Reading, "Whistling Regiment" - Miss Helen HARTNAGEL. Piano Solo - Miss Addie UNCAPHER. Reading, "The Cedar Rapids Sleeper" - Miss Rhoda SEED. By request, Little Mabel FERGERSON gave the selection, "Jim." Miss Rhoda SEED responded to an encore by giving "My Sister." The Thursday morning session of the reunion was opened by an address of welcome on behalf of the citizens delivered in an able and pleasing manner by W. C. BLAIR, as the representative of Mayor WILLIAMS. The response was made by W. V. CHOISSER, of Harrisburg, who inlisted in the 60th when he was yet a boy less than 14 years of age. He gave a rapid sketch of the government from its foundation up to the organization of the 60th, and from that time new history was made on which he dwelt with eloquence showing the part in which his regiment took. A warm and enthusiastic welcome of address on behalf of the citizens and the G. A. R. was made by Gen. C. W. PAVEY, who never fails to please the old veterans. He moves his audience to tears and laughter at will. Judge S. L. DWIGHT, of Centralia, responded and said that in old Jefferson he felt almost as much at home as he does in Marion County which was at one time a part of Jefferson. He spoke of the first war meeting held in this city in which a spirit of love for ones country was never more beautifully and effectually shown. The oldest member of the 60th present was James STULL, of Dahlgren, who is 88 years of age; there were also present four "of the boys" who are 57 (77?) past. The association feels very much indebted to Mrs. Norman H. MOSS and Mrs. W. C. BLAIR, who attended to the registering of the members of the regiment and visitors. F. L. FERGERSON was re-elected president and Wm. HENDRICKSON, of Marion, was re-elected adjuant. The business meeting was concluded by selecting Mt. Vernon for the next reunion. The following members were in attendance: H. J. FULLER, Co. A, age 66, Marion, Ill. J. A. PUCKETT, Co. I, age 61, Bonnie. John R. BAKER, Co. E, age 58, Ozark, Ill. F. L. FERGERSON, Co. C., age 63, Mt. Vernon. Thos. McCLINTOCK, Co. E., age 59, Murphysboro. T. C. MOSS, Co. C., age 60, Mt. Vernon. W. R. McDANIEL, Co. D, age 60, McLeansboro. William THARP, Co. D, age 63, Belle Rive. J. M. MINOR, Co. C, age 61, Mt. Vernon. James STULL, Co. C, age 88, Dahlgren. William J. DORSEY, Co. C, age 72, Richview. C. N. BAUGH, Co. D, age 55, Opdyke, R. R. #2. W. W. ROGERS, Co. C, age 29, Howell, Ind. Chas. DEICHMAN, Co. I, age 70, Mt. Vernon, R. R. #5. T. B. FORD, Co. B, age 61, Mt. Vernon, R. R. #9. W. M. FULLER, Co. C, age 62, Woodlawn. T. J. BULLOCK, Co. C, age 63, Drivers. John R. MOSS, Co. C, age 75, Mt. Vernon. S. L. DWIGHT, Co. I, age 68, Mt. Vernon. J. R. ALLEN, Co. C, age 68, Mt. Vernon. William BOLEN, Co. I, age 59, Macedonia Leander JOHNSON, Co. C, age 70, Mt. Vernon. Fayette LIVESAY, Co. C., age 59, Centralia. T. M. WILKEY, Co. D, age 57, Dahlgren. W. V. CHOISSER, Co. D, age 57, Harrisburg. G. B. BECKHAM, Co. B, age 65, Mt. Vernon, R. R. #8 Alexander SMART, Co. H, age 65, Quincy. S. M. BROWN, Co. B, age 60, Nashville. H. R. TYLER, Co. C, age 70, Mt. Vernon. J. V. WARD, Co. C, age 73, Mt. Vernon, R. R. #2. W. H. RUPERT, Co. D, age 64, Centralia. John C. KIRK, Co., B, age 63, Ina, R. R. #2. Jessie B. RICH, Co. G, age 68, Mt. Vernon. J. P. COURTNY, Co. C, age 63, Nashville. I. M. ASBURY, Co. H, age 57, McLeansboro. J. M. FOWLER, Co. E, age 57, Crab Orchard. A. N. WEBB, Co. K, age 63, Creal Springs. S. H. SIMMONS, Co. K, age 65, Tunnel Hill. C. E. HALE, Co. I, age 60, Bonnie, R. R. #2. Lee BROOKS, Co. D, age 60, Mt. Vernon. Thomas REDBURN, Co. G, age 63, Bluford, R. R. #3. J. J. MAXEY, Co. G, age 73, Wichata, Kans. J. W. CLARK, Co. I, age 65, Mt. Vernon. Jas. N. FERGERSON, Co. C, age 65, Mt. Vernon. The list of visitors is about the same as the number of members of the 60th. The state from which they were enlisted was neglected, but the company, regiment and address are given: W. M. MASTERS, Co. F, 44th, Mt. Vernon. John A. WALL, Co. I, 44th, Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Harriet SATTERFIELD, Co. A., 110th, Mt. Vernon. B. M. LAUR, Co. K, 49th, Sheller, Ill. G. M. CARROLL, Co. I, 49th, Richview, Ill. James LEMON, Co. K, 49th, Sheller. J. A. EPPERSON, Co. G, 15th, Belle Rive, Illinois. Robt. T. WRIGHT, Co. B, 66th, age 58, Sheller. Wm. PORTER, Co. H, 6th, age 75, Belle Rive. J. T. DILLINGHAM, Co. E, 80th, age 76, Mt. Vernon. Chas. W. TABER, Co. F, 111th, age 65, Mt. Vernon. Arch DODSON, Co. A, 111th, age 68, Mt. Vernon. Lewis BOND, Co. F & G, 18th & 13th, age 75, Quincy, Ill. E. C. WAFER, Co. D, 75th, age 65, Mt. Vernon. Maj. J. P. CROOKER, 12th Tenn. Cav., age 64, Mt. Vernon. Jesse BENNETT, Co. I, 3rd Ill. Cav., age 58, Mt. Vernon, R. R. #1. Andrew E. KIRK, Co. E, 155th, age 58, Bonnie, R. R. #1. E. M. WALKER, Co. G, 62nd, age 64, Mt. Vernon. T. D. FOWDLE, Co. E, 2nd Minn., age 64, Mt. Vernon. W. A. JOHNSTON, Co. E, 3rd Cav, age 69, Bonnie, R. R. #1. C. C. McBRIAN, Co. G, 21st, age 62, Bonnie. J. W. GARRISON, Co. D, 140th, age 66, Mt. Vernon, R. R. #5. W. B. PORTER, Co. D, 20th Ky, age 78, Dahlgren, Ill. J. C. MAXEY, Co. I, 58th, age 78, Mt. Vernon. W. J. BLEDSOE, Co. A., 110th, age 77, Mt. Vernon. Madison BOLIN, Co. G, 81st, age 52, Mt. Vernon. James H. EDWARDS, Co. E, 65th, age 62, Belle Rive. S. W. WESTBROOK, Co. C, 15th Cav., age 77, Mt. Vernon. Wm. TEDROW, Co. A, 99th, age 62, Mt. Vernon, R. R. #7. G. M. Hunt, Co. E, 80th, age 63, Mt. Vernon. Clem BRUCE, Co. I, 44th, age 58, Mt. Vernon. Willis JAMES, Co. C, 101th, age 63, Mt. Vernon. B. C. STRATTAN, Co. G., 12th, age 64, Mt. Vernon. C. R. DAVISSON, Co. G, 12th, age 62. Syl FOSTER, Co. D, 151st, age 55, O. V. I., Mt. Vernon. Samuel O. SHEW, Co. F, 22d, age 68, Mt. Vernon. T. H. SEED, Co. A, 63rd Ill., age 62, Mt. Vernon. R. S. JOHNSON, Co. H, 13th Ill. Cav., age 59, Macedonia, Ill. A. J. BALDRIDGE, Co. N, 80th, age 62. Geo. WHITSELL, Co. I, 154, age 62, Richview. Jas. L. MEADOWS, Co. B, 140th, age 64, Macedonia.
Mt. Vernon, IL - The Daily Register - Thursday, June 14, 1906 Advertised Letters - Remaining in office for week ending June 9. When calling for these letters please say advertised. J. T. ALEXANDER, Erwin ATKINSON, Geo. P. ATCHISON, Sam ATCHISON, W. B. ALEXANDER, Water ALEXANDER, Albert ALBERT, Jos. A. ALEXANDER, Frank ALLEN, M. E. AKERS, Hugh BRAGG, Joe BROOMFIELD, S. J. BURTON, R. B. BUTLER, J. C. BURKETT, P. BYARD, Oscar BORAH, Harvey BRUCE, William BURNS, L. C. BROWN, Mrs. Catherine BOSTER, Clifton BIZOT, V. A. BARNES, M. D. BAINEY, Chris BAUGH, Thomas CLAYTON, Elmer CAUDLE, Otto CHAPLAIN, Nick COLVER, George COX, Howard CRUM, W. T. CROUCH, Thomas COLEMAN, Arie COLE, Carl J. COLE, Mrs. Sarah CLARK and Family, Harry M. CARPENTER, M. CAUDLE, W. S. CARDWELL, Rev. W. L. DUNCAN, Joseph DIXON, Walter DUNCAN, James DEWEES, Miss Eva DERRINGTON, Ray DEAN, Charles DAVIS, A. J. DAVIS, T. J. DALE, Charles ELLER, Charles ERICSON, Charlie ELLIS, Harry EMMERSON, Charles P. EDWARD, Henry EAGLE, Aly FIELDS, William FISHER, Thomas FISHER, C. C. FISHER, James FELTY, John L. GROVES, G. G. GILES, Thomas GRAHAM, L. J. GREEN, Roman J. GADJRWSKI, Rolla A. GROVES, Charles W. GROBE, James HARLAN, Andrew W. HARLAW, Clyde HUNTER, Miss Mary HORATE, Mrs. John HOLCOMB, Mrs. N. Grant HARING, D. J. HARGETT, Walter N. HALE, Oscar HAYNES, R. F. HARLOW, J. W. ISAACS, Sherman ING, Roy JONES, O. L. JACKSON, W. A. JORDAN, Alva JONES, A. JONES, Miss Nellie JENKINS, George JEFFRIES, E. JACKSON, Wm. KEELHORN, H. C. KELLY, James H. KEEL, B. F. LANUON, E. M. LORD, Mrs. Dora LYON, Charles LEWIS, Wm. H. LEWIS, Charlos MYERS, C. MAHER, Mrs. Mattie MAHOFFY, Dan MINOR, Leander MILLER, J. M. MECUM, Charles F. MEYERS, Chas. D. McMILLAN, Ben OSBOURN, Samuel ORRICH, Walter OWENS, Wayne OSBORN, Jim PILLS, Olin PASLEY, Fred QUINN, William H. RHYMES, Bert ROGERS, G. A. RUSSELL, Henry J. RHODES, Rev. Will RYEN, George REYNOLDS, Miss Amy REED, A. S. RANDOLPH, C. SAM, J. M. STRINGER, T. A. STEIN, John G. SWAFFORD, John SWANEY, James SUTTLE, J. O. STEIN, Alfred SIMONDS, Herby SHIRLEY, Miss Bessie SHORT, Charles TALBOTT, John TROTTER, A. B. THOMPSON, Dock THOMAS, J. W. THORN, Pat WILLIS, C. B. WILSON, Ernest WELCH, John WALLS, Laura WELLS, Jackson WALLS, Jas. A. WATSON, W. D. WOODLAWN, C. E. WELCH, Lewis WOOD, J. T. WESTCOTT, W. W. WOODWORTH, Thos. P. WILSON, Richard WEBB, Raymond WARD, John W. WEBBER, Andy J. WHITE. G. G. GILBERT, P.M.
Mt. Vernon, IL - The Daily Register - Wednesday, June 20, 1906 Miss Grace KOONCE is working at Monroe TAYLOR's this week. Misses Mollie and Sarah HODGE visited in Elk Prairie Sunday. Arthur COCKRUM, of St. Louis, is spending a few days with relatives in this place. Miss Dorcas TAYLOR died June 12 of apoplexy of the brain, she had a lingering spell of sickness and had been in a very bad condition for 2 months but finally was called away. The remains were laid to rest in the Sugar Camp Grave Yard near Marlow. She leaves a father, two brothers, two sisters and one half brother to mourn her loss, besides a host of friends and other relatives. Oak Dale School closed Thursday with Mrs. Fannie E. DALBY teacher. An excellent program was rendered on the last day and a number of visitors were present. Our teacher was a good one and the school was dismissed with sadness. The Ina school also closed on Thursday with Charles MOSBERGER as teacher. No program was rendered but a good school preceded. Tuesday, June 12th, was a day made memorable by a host of people, as this was Barnet CLINTON'S 40th birthday. A congregation of about 250 people gathered at his home to celebrate his birthday. Mr. Clinton was away form home at the time most of the crowd arrived and when he came he was surprised to see such a large number although it greatly pleased him. A table about 50 feet long was erected, while almost everything imaginable was there to eat. After dinner there was instrumental music and also chin music. In the afternoon a short talk was made by Rev. Davis CLINTON which was very pleasing to the audience. People were present from Trenton, Benton, Sessor, Dareville, Fitzgerrell, Bonnie, Mt. Vernon, St. Louis and all over the surrounding neighborhood. At a late hour in the afternoon all departed for their homes wishing many more such happy occasions and wishing Mr. CLINTON many other pleasant birthdays. Mr. CLINTON treated gentlemen to excellent cigars. Mrs. Amanda CLINTON and Miss Emma FENTON, of Trenton, were present at the birthday dinner and visited relatives at this place last week. Mrs. CLINTON is a real old lady and the crowd was delighted to see her present. They returned to their home Saturday morning.
Mt. Vernon, IL - The Daily Register - July 9, 1906 FAMILY REUNION - A reunion of the ADAMS family was held at the home of our esteemed citizen, John W. ADAMS, in Opdyke, Ill., on July 4, 1906, at which time were present the following members of the family: Mrs. Julia REDMAN, Norris City; Mrs. Belle PRITCHETT and husband, Enfield; Mrs. Mary O. MYERS, Texico; Mr. and Mrs. Abe ADAMS, Fairfield; R. Z. ADAMS, Enfield; Samuel ADAMS, Poplar Bluff, Mo; D. N. ADAMS and Mrs. Dora CAUDLE, of Decatur, and quite a number of other guests and friends of the family, in all about 50 persons being present. At the noon hour we were advised that a lunch awaited our attention and we were conducted to a cool, shady spot on the lawn and were introduced to a table loaded down with all the good things that could be conjured up by the mind of a good housewife, and amid the pleasant jests and inimitable wit of Dave WRIGHT, we availed ourselves of the opportunity afforded us. This is the first time since 1865, when John W. ADAMS came home from the Civil War, that all of these brothers and sisters had been together and the afternoon was spent in a pleasant visit, after which the guests all departed to their respective homes. This occasion will long be remembered by those present, especially the ADAMS family.
Mt. Vernon, IL - The Daily Register - Thursday, July 12, 1906 Opdyke Column - Since the 4th of July is over we will try and tell you the news from this place. Opdyke furnished her share of people for two occasions. Among the out of town visitors for the last week were, Mrs. BLACKWELL and children of Bourbon, Ill.; Mrs. Jas. ANDREWS of Decatur, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. JONES and daughter of Decatur, Ill.; Mr. Geo. CASNER of St. Louis, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. N. T. JONES and daughter of Mt. Vernon; C. W. WHITE and family of St. Louis; Mrs. Emma SMITH of E. St. Louis; Worney ROACH of St. Louis; Oscar WARD of Robards, KY. A number of families from Opdyke and the vicinity spent a very happy 4th of July in the grove at the home of J. C. BARNS and mother. Among those present were the families of C. W. POLEN, J. W. BROUGHER, Ed POLEN, Fred CORNELIUS, E. E. CORNELIUS, Ed MILLER, J. J. PENNING, J. J. FOGGARTY, A. D. ANGLE and Rev. SHERIDAN. Each family took a basket of good things to eat, the host furnished ice cream and the dinner like the rest of the day's program was a success. Mr. Turner YOUNG, who has been agent at New Memphis for several months was moved to Woodlawn July 2 and given the agency there. Woodlawn is fortunate in gaining two such people as Mr. and Mrs. YOUNG for they are two of Opdyke's best, and that is pretty good. On Tuesday, July 3rd, the relatives and friends of J. W. JONES gathered at his home with baskets of good things to eat and spent the day in having a general good time. The Occasion was to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Jas. W. and Geo. W. JONES. Those of the relatives present were the families of A. C. and O. A. JONES of Opdyke, Geo. W. JONES of Howell, N. T. JONES of St. Louis, Mrs. S. G. BLACKWELL and children of Bourbon, Ill., and Mrs. J. D. ANDREWS of Decatur. There were about 40 present, being many friends besides the relatives and all will remember the day as a very pleasant hour. The families of Ed JONES and Geo. GOLDEN spent Sunday last at J. W. REED's. Mr. Leonard WIMBERLY, who has been here some time studying telegraphy has gone to Woodlawn to finish his course with Mr. YOUNG. Mrs. C. A. BOSWELL who has been visiting in Ashley for the past month came here Friday for a visit with relatives here. Willis HAMILTON who has been visiting his grandparents at Iuka, Ill. returned home Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Ed BERRY who have been here for the past three months, left Saturday for Johnson City where they expect to stay for a while. Mr. BERRY has been a student of the telegraph school at this place. Mr. and Mrs. BERRY will be missed by their many friends as they were popular with both young and old. Seventeen members of the Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge visited Jefferson Lodge 368 at this place on last Wednesday night and conferred the third degree on two candidates. The members of this lodge appreciate their presence and assistance and hope they'll come again. Dr. WILLIAMSON received the furnishings for his office last week and has a neat well equipped room and is now ready for business. He is located in the I.O.O.F. building just over the Post Office. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence HUSER of Teutopolis, Ill. are here visiting Mrs. HUSER's parents, Mr. and Mrs. ADKISSON. Ed JONES, Jr., who has been working as night operator at a block station near Mt. Vernon, Ind., came home sick last week but is improving and expects to be at work again in a few days.
Mt. Vernon, IL - The Daily Register - Thursday, July 12, 1906 ANNUAL REPORT On Jefferson County Patients at the Hospital in Anna The annual report on the condition of the Jefferson County patients in the hospital at Anna shows there are 51 there, and that so far this year James BOGGS, Mary HANCOCK and Harry SHAFFER have died, and that Marshall HAUSS and Myrta ROBINSON have been discharged. In giving the condition of the patients the first word following the name describes the physical condition, the second the mental condition. The report is as follows: Vincent WOOD, good; stat'y Barbara RANGE, fair; stat'y Mary A. PIPER, good; stat'y Jane DIAL, good, stat'y George COOK, good; stat'y Mary J. AIKEN, good; stat'y Minerva E. WILSON, good; stat'y Morton L. MAYFIELD, good; stat'y Mary E. JARRELL, good, stat'y Victor ELLWANGER, good; stat'y Ferriba Jane BLACK, fair; improved John COPPLE, good, stat'y Lily May Arbuckle, good; improved Maggie GRACZEK, good; improved Sherman MEZO, fair; stat'y Minnie BOOK, good; much improved Susan M. JOHNSON, good; stat'y John N. B. DAVID, good; stat'y Mary A. RUSSELL, fair; stat'y Josephine COVINGTON, fair; stat'y Joseph DACHWALD, fair; stat'y Mary COWGER, good; stat'y Hattie WIGGINS, fair; stat'y Loren SMITH, good; stat'y Lizzie PATE, good; stat'y Chas. McKINSIE, good; stat'y Stella M. MASSEY, good; improved David L. ADAMS, good; stat'y Julius ANGELL, fair; excited John R. GARDNER, good; improved Albert McLAUGHLIN, good; improved Benjamin BUSH, good; stat'y Luther N. WAITE, good; excited Frank BETLEJESKI, good; stat'y Affy R. DARE, goodl; excited Jas. I. BLACKLEDGE, good; stat'y Lillian BROWDER, good; improved Daisy ORE, good; much improved Matilda WOOD, very feeble; stat'y Ella ALLEN, good; improved Chas. S. SNOW, good; improved Henry J. PADGETT, good; stat'y Emma COLLINS, fair; improved Julia M. HILL, good; improved Louisa M. JOHNSON, good; stat'y Frank FAULKNER, good; stat'y Reiney SCRIVNER, fair; unimproved S. P. LASWELL, good; improved Chloe L. K. SCARBOROUGH, poor; unimproved Jesse STARKEY, good; improved Emma Jane GUYMAN, unimproved
The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - Thursday, January 17, 1907 The annual report of the Jefferson County inmates at Anna Hospital, as received by County Clerk PHILLIPS, is here given. The condition first following the name is the physical, the second the mental condition. Barbara RANGE, fair, stat'y Mary A. PIPER, good, stat'y Jane DIAL, good, stat'y George COOK, good, stat'y Mary J. AIKEN, good, stat'y Minerva P. WILSON, good, stat'y Morton L. MAYFIELD, good, stat'y Mary E. JARRELL, good, stat'y Victor ELLWANGER, good, stat'y Feriba Jane BLACK, fair, stat'y John COPPLE, good, stat'y Lily May ARBUCKLE, good, improved Maggie GRACZEK, good, stat'y Susan M. JOHNSON, good, stat'y John N. B. DAVID, good, stat'y Mary A. RUSSELL, good, stat'y Josephine COVINGTON, good, stat'y Joseph DUCHWALD, good, stat'y Hattie WIGGINS, good, stat'y Loven SMITH, good, stat'y Lizzie PATE, fair, stat'y Chas. McKENZIE, good, stat'y David L. ADAMS, good, stat'y John R. GARDNER, good, improved Albert McLAUGHLIN, good, stat'y Benjamin BUSH, good, stat'y Luther N. WAITE, good, improved Frank BETTEJESKI, good, stat'y Affy R. DARE, good, stat'y James I. BLACKLEDGE, fair, stat'y Ella ALLEN, good, improved Chas. S. SNOW, fair, stat'y Harry J. PADGETT, good, stat'y Emma COLLINS, fair, improved Julia M. HILL, good, improved Louisa M. JOHNSON, good,improved Reiney SCRIVNER, good, umimporved Chloe I. K. SCARBOROUGH, fair, improved Emma J. GUYMAN, good, improved Geo. W. GREGORY, fair, improved Willis PIPER, good, improved Thos. D. STARKEY, good, improved Mary E. COPPLE, fair, improved Francis R. SMITH, good, stat'y Rosa W. HARVEY, good, improved Catherine JONES, fair, improved
The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - July 13, 1909 - THE PATIENTS AT ANNA Of Sixty-three Patients From This County, 4 Died and 3 Were Discharged in a Year. The annual report on the condition of the patients in the hospital for the insane, at Anna, shows that since last report four have been discharged and three have died. The report given below indicates the mind and physical condition, the first being the physical and the second the mental condition: Barbara RANGE, good, stat'y Mary A. PIPER, good, stat'y Jane DIAL, good, stat'y George COOK, good, stat'y Mary J. AIKEN, good, stat'y Minerva E. WILSON, good, stat'y Morton L. MAYFIELD, good, stat'y Mary E. JARRELL, good, stat'y Victor ELLWANGER, fair, stat'y Terrilla Jane BLACK, good, stat'y John COPPLE, fair, stat'y Lily May ARBUCKLE, good, stat'y Maggie GRACZET, good, stat'y Susan Minerva JOHNSON, good, stat'y John N. B. DAVID, fair, stat'y Mary A. RUSSELL, good, stat'y Josephine COVINGTON, good, stat'y Joseph DACHWALD, fairly good, stat'y Hattie WIGGINS, fair, stat'y Loren SMITH, fair, stat'y Lizzie PATE, good, stat'y Charles McKINNEY, fairly good, stat'y David L. ADAMS, good, stat'y Albert McLAUGHLIN, good, stat'y Benjamin BUSH, good, stat'y Luther N. WAITE, good, stat'y Affy R. DARE, good, stat'y Ella ALLEN, good, imp'd Chas. S. SNOW, fair, stat'y Henry J. PADGETT, good, stat'y Emma COLLINS, good stat'y Julia M. HILL, good, stat'y Emma J. GUYMAN, good, imp'd Lillian BROWDER, good, stat'y John FERGUSON, good, imp'd Sarah J. DALE, fair, imp'd Cora Belle HARVEY, good, imp'd Bertha BOOK, good, stat'y Mantie SMITH, good, imp'd John S. McCLELLAN, good, stat'y Lydia CURTIS, feeble, feeble Winnie ATCHISON, good, stat'y Harry H. CASEY, fair, stat'y Jo VIALT, good, imp'd Lewis SPANGLER, good, imp'd Jefferson R. FAX, good, imp'd (may be Fox) Albert J. CLARK, fair, imp'd John S. BABBITT, fair, imp'd Melvina SANDERS, good, stat'y Theodore STEPHENS, imp'd, stat'y Berry CREEL, good stat'y Frank FAULKNER, good, imp'd Hugh FLANIGAN, good, imp'd Laura WILSON, good, imp'd W. H. CHAMNESS, fair, failing.

September 28, 1910 Mt. Vernon Daily Register Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Sept 28, 1997  PIGG SAVES TRAIN FROM WRECK ON SOUTHERN Broken Rail Discovered on Curve in Yards in Time to Prevent Trouble - Train Crew Delighted.  "Dutch " Pigg prevented a wreck on the Southern this morning, and had the train been on time Mr. Pigg would not have had the opportunity to prove himself a hero. Mr. Pigg was on his way to work at the store of R. L. Stratton and was plodding along the Southern yards about 6:30 when he discovered one of the rails broken in three pieces and one piece entirely missing. As soon as this startling discovery was made he began looking for some one to notify, but he soon decided that the thing for him to do was to run back and flag a train that was just coming into town. Putting his intention into effect he started down the track at break-neck speed and waving his arms frantically he got the engineer's attention strong enough to get him to stop. As the train was brought to a standstill, Engineer Billie Miller jumped from the cab and ran forward to ascertain the cause of the train being flagged and when he learned the cause he grabbed "Dutch" Pigg and almost shook him to pieces, he was so overjoyed. The train was late and was coming around the curve at a rapid clip, and a bad wreck would have been the result had the train proceeded a few feet further. Mr. Pigg does not think he did anything unusual, but the train crew know that he did and they were over joyed at their escape. This morning was unusally cool, and it is believed to have been the cause of the rail breaking. It has been suggested that perhaps the rail had not been sufficiently bent to meet the curve angle, and had been put down in a strain, combined with the cool weather, caused it to snap.
February 21, 1910 Mt. Vernon Daily Register Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Sept 28, 1997 BANKER IS FOUND DEAD Man Who Embezzled Funds Supposed To Be Suicide Logansport Man Gambled in Wheat and Confessed to Taking Over Half Million Dollars Logansport, Ind. Feb. 21 The body of John F. Johnson, former president of the State National Bank of this city, was found floating in the Wabash River. Johnson served six years in prison following his confession that he had embezzled $550,000 of the banks funds. Recently he had been a grain broker. It is presumed he committed suicide. Johnson's watch and jewelry were found in his clothing and there is no suspicion that he was robbed and murdered. Two months ago he lost heavily in a transaction in wheat and sold his home to meet his debts, it was explained by his friends after his body was found. He had since been dejected. Johnson always was fascinated by the fluctuations of the wheat market. At the time of his trial, in 1897, for embezzlement of the bank funds of his bank, he testified that if the bank examiner had given him one more day of grace he could have made a great fortune "in wheat."
February 27, 1911 Mt. Vernon Register News Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Oct 4, 1997 KILLED BY A TRAIN S. R. Yearwood Meets Death In Evansville Saturday Victim Was Formerly a Resident of this City and Will be Brought Here for Burial Samuel R. Yearwood, aged 87, was killed in Evansville, by a train on the Evansville & Terre Haute railroad. He had stooped down to pick up some object lying on the tracks, and did not realize the closeness of the approaching train in time to get out of the way. The pilot of the engine struck him in the head, rendering him unconscious and he died about an hour later, but did not regain consciousness. He was a crossing flagman in Evansville for the L & N railroad. Mr. Yearwood was born in Tennessee, but made this city his home for many years. Three brothers, Wm. F. and J. M. Yearwood, of this city, and A. L. Yearwood, of Evansville, together with a widow and seven children survive. He was a soldier in the confederate army and served several years for the cause he espoused. During his term of service he made an excellent record as a soldier. Religiously he clung to the Baptist faith. The body will be brought here Tuesday morning, on the L & N train, and taken directly to Sursa cemetery, where a funeral service will be conducted by Rev. W. L. Dorgan.
June 19, 1911 Mt. Vernon Register News Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Oct 7, 1997 WRECK AVERTED BY MT. VERNON BOY Ray Rogers Finds Rails On C & E. I. Spread - Flags Passenger Train A wreck of the north bound train due here at 8:10 p.m. on the C & E I would have occured Sunday night, about a half mile south of the city, had not a Mt. Vernon boy been on the spot at the time for the train to arrive to stop it. Ray M. Rogers, who is employed be the Mt. Vernon Car company, was walking out the C & E I track at about 6:30 in the evening, when he saw that the rail was spread. He sat down and waited. No train came until eight o'clock, which was the Chicago bound passenger train. He stopped the train by a fire which he built as a warning and in in this manner saved the train from being thrown from the tracks into a deep ditch along the railway. The train was well filled with passengers and it was going at a swift rate when the rail was reached, and had not the train been stopped, it would certainly have resulted in a very serious wreck.
Submitted by: Judy Hinson March 23, 1998  MATTRESS FACTORY BURNED ON LEAP YEAR DAY As recalled by Gretta Crosnoe Brooks age 17 It was a clear, cold day on February 29, 1916 when, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, Posie White's mattress factory on south Ninth Street was burning....It was a big fire--with the two-story frame building filled with cotton and felt. Bill Underwood's garage was next to the burning building...the front was on Ninth St. and the large doors for cars to drive in through were on Casey Ave...through this door my father (J.W. Crosnoe) and other men were helping Mr. Underwood carry out garage equipment. I was walking along Casey Ave. and stopped at the garage door to look inside; then, as I continued walking I heard what I thought was a lot of tin falling on me...the next thing I knew I was flat on my back and covered with fallen bricks and a window frame was over my face. Three walls of the garage had blown out, blowing Malcolm Heslip across the street but he wasn't seriously injured. I was the only person touched by the debris and I was lucky to have the window frame over my head. I could see the men working to remove the bricks from me and I could hear others yelling at them to get away because another wall might fall. Finally, the men pulled me from under the rubbish and started to carry me to a more safe place. I told them I could walk but Orville (Red) Henry said, "Oh, no you can't walk", so they carried me to the home of C. C. Carpenter and placed me in a chair. I was white with plaster dust and mortar and had quite a cut on my head...Dr. Poole was there and seemed quite excited as he sent a boy scurrying for his medical satchel...and while this was going on, Boulivier Rose--who drove Grigg's delivery wagon--raced for my home to bring my mother to the scene. The next day an old gentleman knocked at our door and brought my angora cap to me. He was weeping and, as he handed it to my mother, he said, "I dug it from under the bricks and I believe it saved your daughter's life." I was married thirty days from that leap year day.
May 6, 1911 Mt. Vernon Daily Register Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Sept 28, 1997 SAVAGE BULL DOG MANGLES LITTLE BOY Injuries of Such Nature that it is Feared the Boy Cannot Survive  The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Yearwood, living at the northwest corner of Fourth and Main streets, was so terribly bitten by a vicious bull dog, about noon today, that it is feared the little fellow cannot recover. The child is about four years old. The details are briefly as follows: The dog, who is owned by a man named McWay, who just moved here today from Chicago, and he had the animal chained to the porch. He jumped off and worked his head through the collar, and rushed out to the street. The Yearwood child was the first person the dog met up with, and with no warning the child was pounced upon and the left leg and thigh were so terribly mangled that the recovery is a matter of considerable doubt. The McWay family live in the Dr. Culli property on the southeast corner of Fourth and Main. Dr. Culli, Ed and Cyrus Garrison were attracted by the cries of the child and they rushed at the maddened animal, and finally, after beating it with an ax, Cyrus Garrison was able to drive it away from the little fellow. This is another and sad lesson occasioned by the keeping of worthless dogs. The bull dogs are especially vicious, and if persons insist on keeping them in the city, they should be forced to keep them confined in a building, so that they cannot get out and take the lives of helpless children. The officers went over to kill the dog, but the damage is done and the killing will come a bit late.  The May 7th paper had an article that the dog was destroyed. There was no mention of an obituary for the little Yearwood boy so I am assuming that he survived. Other Yearwood cousins, do you know?
February 8, 1915 Mt. Vernon Register News Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Last week the two small children of Mr. and Mrs. William PLACE, residing at 505 Thirteenth street, were bitten by a pet dog. The dog was killed and the head sent to the Pasteur Institute in Chicago for examination. A report received yesterday was to the effect that an examination showed the dog to have had rabies. Mr. Place left at once for Chicago with the older of the children for treatment. The other child was not severely bitten and it was decided that there was no need of taking it to Chicago. Mr. Place is a section foreman of the W. C. & W. railroad.
February 27, 1915 Mt. Vernon Register News
submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera As stated exclusively in the White County Democrat last week, Frank BOZE, Jr., died Wednesday morning, February 17the in a Mt. Vernon, Ill. hospital following the amputation of his arm. Boze was shot by Lawrence THOMAS, until a few weeks ago teacher at the Snow Drop school. The affair dates back since last December when a younger brother of Boze was punished by Thomas and the boy cut Thomas with a knife. Trouble had been breeding for several months and following a quarrel Friday, Feb. 5th, Thomas shot five times at Frank Boze, Jr. One bullet struck Boze in the arm and gangrene set in. An operation proved useless to save the boys life. Following the shooting Thomas surrendered to the local officers and after a hearing was placed under $300 bond. After Boze died Thomas again surrendered and attorney for the prosecution filed a charge of murder against him. His bond was fixed at $3,000. The bone was filled and Thomas is at liberty. Saturday morning at ten o'clock a preliminary hearing will be given Thomas before Squire P.R. PEBSTOCK. Thomas is represented by Conger, Pearce & Conger and J. M. Endicott, States Attorney and F. M. PARISH will appear for the people. The shooting attracted a great deal of attention throughout the county and it is reported that sentiment is evenly divided regarding the affair.
March 27 or 28, 1919 Mt. Vernon Daily Register (Probably was in the Confederacy with his brothers.) Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Nov 6, 1997 FORMER WELL KNOWN MAN VERY SICK AT HOWELL Relatives here have been informed of the serious illness of Aaron L. Yearwood, formerly of this place, who with his family moved to Howell, Indiana many years ago. Mr. Yearwood is reported critically ill with Bright's disease. Mr. Yearwood will be remembered by many of the older families of Mt. Vernon, as he was one of six brothers and one sister who resided here. Samuel, William, Robert and Dave Yearwood and Mrs. Buck Oakley, as sister are dead. Joe Yearwood of Mt. Vernon and Aaron L. Yearwood of Howell are the only survivors. Joe Yearwood is almost eighty-five years old and is in good health and Aaron L. Yearwood will be eighty-one years old if he lives until next Saturday. He is a veteran of the Civil War.


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