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The late Pat Lipps, then Patsy Hicks, would have been in this 1948
Register-News photo of people on the podium when Harry Truman campanied
here-if she hadn't given up her seat to Truman's daughter, Margaret, front
left.  Others on the front row are first lady Bess Truman, Mt. Vernon
Mayor Harry Bishop and Dana Picket.

Taken from Mt. Vernon Register News, Feb 25, 1995

J.M. Fuqua Grocer, 1515 Broadway, operated in this building which was eventually torn down to make way for a Clark Oil service station.  In this circa 1938 photo are J.M. "John" and Eveline Fuqua, at left, and store employee Clinton Miller, in the store window. Miller, who later operated Miller's Market at 726 N. eighth St. through the late 1960's, was the father of Clyde Miller of Mt. Vernon, who submitted this photo to The Register News. Former Mt. Vernon Mayor Bill Thackery, a tenent in an upstairs room of the Fuqua home in 1942-43, recalls that the Fuquas lived downstairs in about half of the area, with the west part of the house a grocery store. "Johnnie Fuqua ran the store and Mrs. Fuqua ran the rooming house part upstairs.  It was strickly just a rooming house with four rooms to rent, all upstairs; one bathroom served all four rooms.  I think the rent was about $7 per week,"  Thackery recalls.  The location at the southwest corner of 16th Street and Broadway is now part of a car dealership, Ford Suare of Mt. Vernon Ltd.

FRAZIER family picture taken at Mt,Vernon city park are as the best
I remember;bottom left to right; Beulah Stover, holding dau Bertie;Grace
Frazier, Clarence Frazier;Cora Flannigan;.....Frazier; Ida Shipley; daughter
of Ida(don't remember)holding child;;BACK row left to right;wife of Arthur
(in front row) Janice Frazier, Joanne Frazier holding Charlotte; Leroy
Frazier holding Russell;my mother Jessie Frazier; my dad,Fred Frazier holding
my sister, Pat;behind my dad, don't remember, beside my dad-Layman, husband
of Cora;besideLayman,Ruby Ferguson;behind Ruby- Ethel Frazier wife of Clarence;
next to Ruby is her husband....?and the last three I don't remember. This
was about 1950s.

Submitted by Janice Staples 18 May 1997
Mills Allen & Virginia Caroline "Tennessee" (RUSSEL) BOYKIN. 

Mills was born 1842 in Jefferson Co, IL to Wm. M, & Mary Ann (BOND) BOYKIN who were married in Jefferson County 1836, and Mills died 1820, he married Tennessee 16 Nov 1862 in Jefferson Co. Tennessee was born 1847 in Tennessee to John F. & Rosetta (SLEDGE) RUSSELL, and she died in 1930 Jefferson County. Both are buried in Mt Zion Cemetery, without tombstones. The only record is their death certificates and their graves are marked only with flat round rocks. They are near their son Albert's grave, who has a double marker. 

Submitted by: Carol Boykin

front l-r: Nettie Wood, Albert and Sara Jane (BRADDY) (WOOD) back l-r:
Bertha Ellen, Mills "Newton", Harrison M. and Harry "Delbert" 
Albert born 1865, Jefferson Co, IL died 1947 Jefferson County. 
Sara Jane born 1866 and died 1947, both buried Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jefferson Co,
and have a double stone. Albert and Sara were married 5 Aug 1887 in same county.

Submitted by: Carol Boykin

Mills Allen & Martha (HOWARD) BOYKIN

Mills born 1863 in Jefferson Co, IL, 
son of George (nephew of the older
Mills Allen) & Nancy Jane Hansbrow, 
and died 1915 in Oregon Co, MO. 
Martha was born 1870 and died 1918 in Pochantas, AR.
submitted by: Carol Boykin

Max"Millian & Rose (BOYKIN) WOLLITZ family

l-r: Courtney, Max, Troy, Rose and Roy Rose, daughter of Mills & Tennessee, was born 1872 in Jefferson Co, IL she married 2 Feb. 1898 in Mt. Vernon, IL she died 1922. Max was born 1872 in OH and died 1944, both buried in Salem Manteer Cemetery, Wayne, County. 

Other children were Floyd, Charles, Pearlie, Roscoe, Grace. John and Amanda had a daughter, Margaret born in MO after the photo was made. 

submitted by:Carol Boykin


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