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    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.

    The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - October 16, 1909 LEG WAS BURIED HERE - Ed CROSNOE was run down by a car that got away from switchmen in the railroad yards in St. Louis Thursday and had one of his limbs cut off, received internal injuries, from which it is feared he will not recover. The lost member was brought to this city by the injured man's brother, Elmer CROSNOE, who buried it at West Salem Cemetery. Mr. CROSNOE formerly resided in this city, and it was his desire that the leg be brought here to be buried. The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - October 29, 1909 OTHER LIMB BURIED - Ed CROSNOE Loses Left Leg by Amputation - Right Member Cut Off by Cars in St. Louis. Ed CROSNOE who lost his right limb in St. Louis about two weeks ago and sent the member here to be buried in West Salem Cemetery, had to have his left limb amputated and it was brought here Friday by Walter CROSNOE, brother of the injured man and buried with the other limb. It is believed that Mr. CROSNOE, who was thought to be fatally injured, has some chance of recovery. He was struck by a car in the railroad yards, knocked down and one leg was cut off. The other was badly injured but there was a hope of saving it.

    The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - Thursday, December 9, 1909>/b> Pettis ROTH of Ina, who was in town Wednesday has in his possession an interesting letter from Marcus A. RAGLAND written February 4, 1847 during the war with Mexico; in camp near Saltillo, Mexico, to his father Richard RAGLAND, who resided at Nashville the latter being the grandfather of Mr. ROTH. At the time he writes, his division of General Taylor's army had camped at Saltillo since Christmas, and had fortified themselves, with a battery, but previous to that had done a great deal of marching. The worse forced march he made was that of 400 miles on half rations. Since they had left the Gulf of Mexico they had marched 15, 000 miles, found great difficulty in hearing from the home folks as while he had written six letters at different times he had never heard from home once and he was very anxious to hear. He gave a lot of news about the boys in camp who came from near his home, some of it cheering and others bad, as one message he gave his parents was to one of their friends that their son was dead. In spite of the hardships he reported himself as weighing more than he ever did before in his life. At the time he wrote the peach trees were blooming and they had nice lettuce and onions in January, and the leaves on the trees were green through the year. The houses near camp were mostly covered with grass and sod. The letter is yellow with age but the writing is still very legible but what is striking is that it was sent without an envelope the letter being folded and the address put on the outside fold, being mailed at Pr. Isabel. Calvin BROWN of Ina was in the same division with the writer of this letter.


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