The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

The 1919 Graphic

Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1919

Stronghurst Graphic. Oct.16, 1919 

WEDDING BELLS-FORDYCE & MORGAN: Wilbur Fordyce, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fordyce of the Smithshire neighborhood and Miss Vera Morgan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morgan of Lomax, were united in marriage at Galesburg, Ill on Thursday, Oct.9th.

SANDERSON-KIRPATIRCK: R. Max Sanderson, one of Strong-hurst's most highly esteemed young men who was recently discharged from a the U.S.Navy and who has since been assisting his father, O.J.Sanderson, on the latter's farm near Stronghurst, was united in marriage at Galesburg, Ill. Saturday afternoon, Oct.11th to Miss Iva M. Kirkpatrick of Roseville. 

The following is an account of the marriage taken from the Galesburg Mail: "Saturday afternoon at one o'clock Rev. L.F. Dimmitt of the First Methodist Church united in marriage Miss Iva M. Kirkpatirck of Roseville and Russell M. Sanderson of Stronghurst, the wedding taking place at the minister's home.  The young couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Guy Sanderson also of Strong-hurst, brother and sister-in-law of the groom.  The simple ring ceremony was used. 

After the wedding both couples left in their touring car for an extended trip through northern Illinois and Indiana, expecting to visit for some days with relatives in Logansport before returning.  The groom is engaged in farming near Stronghurst where the couple will make their home. 

Mrs. Sanderson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Kirkpatrick of Roseville.  She has many friends in Galesburg having attended business college here for some time last year."

ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL FUND: Hon. Frank E. Abbey of Biggsville was in Stronghurst last Monday in the interest of the $5,000,000 Roosevelt Memorial Fund campaign which has been inaugurated by the Roosevelt Memorial Association. 

The purpose of the organization is the erection of a suitable monument to Col. Roosevelt at Washington, the creation of a park at Oyster Bay, L.I. and the promulgation of the doctrines of "Americanism" as taught by and exemplified in the life of the lamented ex-president...Mr. Abby has been appointed chairman for the Henderson County organization and a quota of $1,220 has been assigned to be raised in the county.  The Stronghurst chairman is Mr. Geo.T. Chant and the township is asked to contribute $148.50.

IMPORTANT ROAD MEETING! S. E. Brandt, chairman of the state highway commission, has arranged a meeting at the Knox County Court House in Galesburg for Friday morning, Oct.17th to hear propositions in regard to the route to be followed by the state bond issue road to be constructed soon between Peoria and Burlington, Ia. by way of Monmouth.

It is stated that the cities above mentioned do not expect to boost for any particular routes and that it will be left for the representatives of the intervening villages and communities to present their own pleas and arguments before the commission.

STUDENTS VISIT SEED ESTABLISHMENT: Two agricultural classes of Galesburg High School consisting of about 40 boys visited the Lewis Seed Co. at Media. 

They were accompanied by their instructor, Mr. J.W.Adams and came down to see how a large practical seed business is handled and also to see the plots, etc. where the corn breeding is carried on and where some of the effects of corn diseases are being observed.

LOCAL AND AREA HAPPENING: The presentation of the most successful southern comedy, "The Sweetest Girl in Dixie" at the Lyric Theatre by Paul Zallee and his company will provide one of the most entertaining treats of the season.

MEDIA MEANDER-INGS: Mrs. W. D. Henderson and son Lou and Mrs. Fulton Henderson of Biggsville were callers in town.  The Community Club met at the home of Mrs. George Hickman, east of town.  Refreshments of fruit salad, whipped cream, cake, pumpkin pie and coffee were served by the hostess.  Next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. David Gilliland.  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gibson moved from town to the O.P.Colegrove farm west of town. Bob Winders moved from the Hamilton property in east part of town to one of the Pogue houses. 

CARMAN CONCERNS: G. W. Howell and wife received a telegram from Urbana saying that their son Sam, who is attending school there, was seriously ill with pneumonia and been taken to the hospital. 

They left immediately to be at his side.  Mrs. Carl Busse of Burlington is visiting her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. William Coffman, and helping them move to their new home recently purchased of Mrs. M. Showalter.  I.V.Jones moved to Mrs. Sarah Clark's property.  Mrs. Tom Ford is in the Burlington hospital for a gall stone operation. 

***OBITUARY***Mr. William Begeman of Peoria, who was visiting relatives, died Wednesday evening of tuberculosis at the home of his aunt, Margaret Cadle.  The funeral was held from the Catholic Church and he was laid to rest in South Henderson Cemetery beside his father.  The deceased was 36 years old and a young man of sterling worth.  He was born and spent his early life here, but for a number of years made his home in Peoria with his mother, Mrs. Ella Begeman, who is left with five brother and two sisters, all of Peoria and his aunt and cousins to mourn his early departure.

***OBITUARY***Mrs. George Jacob died at her home Sunday morning; she was in usual health Saturday waiting up until the late train at half past 11 o'clock for her son who came in on that train.  They retired and in a little while her son heard a queer noise and ran to his mother.  She was sitting up in bed.  He tried to rouse her, but she fell over in bed dead.  The funeral service was held at the M.E.Church with interment in the Olena Cemetery.

The deceased was born at Paris Ill. in 1849 and departed this life Oct.12, 1919.  She leaves an aged husband, one son, Elmer of Gladstone, and two daughters, Mrs. Alta Talla of Gladstone and Mrs. Nettie Hillery of Chicago.

GLADSTONE GLEANINGS: John McCabe moved from W.M. Lukens place south of town across the river from Oquawka on a farm.

LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Mrs. Flo Haffner of Oquawka is making an extended visit at the home of Nat Curry and family.  Sam Curry and Frank Posdy of Winfield, Iowa attended the Duroc Sale here.  James Pendry, who has sold his river bottom farm, has bought the W.E.Hurd boarding house and moved his family and goods into it. 

He intends to continue it as a boarding house.  M.E. Beardsley, Reed Salter and John Knowles departed for Burlington Island where they will set up an extended camp hunt.  Mr. and Mrs. C.E.Fort left on an extended visit in Iowa and South Dakota and will visit their son Lyman who is Supt. of Schools in Mitchell, South Dakota. 

W.E. Salter reports from Williams, Calif. that the rice crop there is immense, as much as seventy bags to the acre for which they get 6 cents per pound are harvested.  Ney says that they have to guard the fields from wild ducks by using flying machines. 

Chas. Abrams of the Live Wire Supply Co. visited home folks at Macomb.  Geo. Hunter and two sons have returned to Algonquin after visiting his father, T.J.Hunter.  Roland Davidson departed for Niagara Falls to accept a position in the chemical works there, a position similar to one held by him in a chemical plant at Edgewater, Md. during the war. 

Prof. Carl Larson and sister, Miss Marie Larson; Miss Irene Peterson; Miss Marjorie Thompson; Mrs. Ruth Wilson and Miss Ethel Hartquist-all teachers; and Miss Mary Staley and Messrs Manly Staley, Raymond Thompson, Oswald Smith and Clarence Hartquist were invited to spend the evening at the home of Miss Thea Currie where a delicious supper was served.  Mrs. Celia Apt and family visited her daughter, Mrs. John Fordyce and family in their country home near Smithshire.  Dr. I.F.Harter is attending a railroad surgeon's medical meeting in Chicago. 

The chicken supper given by the ladies of the Community Club in their dining room was well attended and something like $65 realized.

A number of visiting Duroc stock men and newspaper and stock journal representatives who were here for the hog sale were supper guests of the ladies and were profuse in their compliments respecting the quality of the fare and the service. 

The reception which was held in connection with the supper for the new teachers and other new comers to the village was also enjoyed by all participating therein Sugar is in short supply until beet sugar product appears on the market.  A.J.Davis is arranging for a sale of 40 head of mules to be held in the Hereford Sale Pavilion. 

The Tucker meat market and bakery was sold to the new Co-operative store Co. and will be consolidated with that company's store which is to be opened here soon.  Pat Hulet has been going about on crutches for the past few days as the result of a mix-up on the corner of Main St. and Broadway when the buggy in which he was riding was run into by a car driven by Dr. Harter and overturned throwing the occupants out. 

The Saturday football game played here between the Alexis and Stronghurst team was won by the visitors, the score being 26 to 12.  A few of the boys of both teams received bruises.