The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1919
\Stronghurst Graphic, Jan. 2, 1919
***OBITUARY***SHELLIE EDNA DOWELL: Shellie Edna, little daughter of Arthur and Mabel Dowell, was born Sept. 16, 1916 near Wichita, Kan. and departed this life Dec.28, 1918. She leaves to mourn her loss, the father, mother, four brothers and three sister, two infant children of the parents preceding her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the home with interment in the Olena Cemetery.
(A much longer obit for Clement Hartland Tucker is in this edition.)
SUNDAY SCHOOL FESTIVAL: Dec.26 the Sunday School of the Swedish Lutheran Church rendered its annual Christmas program. Although the weather was not favorable for practicing the children, the young people rendered their parts excellently in Swedish and English. The attendance was small due to condition of the roads. Mr. J.O. Lindstrom of Augustana Theological seminary, who has charge of the congregation during its vacancy, conducted the program. Miss Ethel Hartquist, the Sunday school organist, had charge of the music and acted as choir leader. The Misses Ella Johnson and Mabel Swanson were in charge of rehearsals and supervised the general work of the festival. Mr. Gustaf Swanson is the Sunday School superintendent.
OLENA OBSERVATIONS: Irvin Burrell and wife who have been under a doctor's care are better. A very sad thing occurred at the Arthur Dowell home on the Mellinger farm when their young 3 year old child climbed to the top of a bureau and got some "flu" tablets and ate a number of them causing death in about 2 hours (See obit above.) Albert Hult is having his corn crop shelled and hauled to the Stronghurst market. Marvin Evans has been honorably discharged from Camp Grant. Herman McKeown has been honorably discharged from Newport News and is home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McKeown. The Marshall families will serve family dinner this New Year's day at the home of Miss Emma Marshall in Stronghurst.
LOCAL NOTES: The next meeting of the Stronghurst W.T.C.U. will be at the home of Mrs. H.D.Lovitt. A family reunion was held at the home of Mrs. Anna Swanson. Roland Davidson has been discharged from his service at the gas plant in Edgewood, Md. Marshall Rezner was granteda holiday furlough from Camp Stanley, Tex. A watch meeting was held at the M.E.church and at the midnight hour the church bell rang out the year which was in many respects the most momentous in history and rang in the new year of hope and promise of happier days for the world. Pvt. Ross C. Lefler return on Christmas day to Camp Jackson, S.C. after a week's furlough at his parents home west of town. Lee Wilson returned home from Northwestern University where he has been serving for several months as instructor in radio work in connection with the military department of the school.