The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1920
Stronghurst Graphic, Feb.12, 1920
***OBITUARY***WILLIAM GILLILAND: William Gilliland, one of the community's respected citizen passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Pearl Drain near Stronghurst after a gradual decline in health covering a considerable period. He was born in Belfast, Ireland Dec.12, 1843 and married Miss Agnes Stevenson on Dec.15, 1865. To this union six children were born, two having died in infancy and one son, William, Jr. was killed in an accident at the age of 24 years. Those still living of his immediate family are his wife, two sons, John S. of Strong-hurst and David of Media, Ill; one daughter, Mrs. Ella Drain of Stronghurst and eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilliland celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Dec.15, 1915 when about 100 relatives gathered. From that time Mr. Gilliland's health had gradually declined . . .(paper is torn)
BROKAW AND SONS DUROC SALE: Unfavorable weather and roads interfered somewhat with the sale of pure bred Duroc swine held here by I.H.Brokaw and Sons, but on the whole the sale was quite satisfactory. Two sows brought $275 and $250 respectively, both being purchased by Lee Stewart of Carman. A large share of the offering went to local breeders who are starting in the Duroc breeding business. Frank Gustafson, one of the heaviest purchasers, bought 12 head for which he paid the aggregate sum of $1,460. Good prices from the sow bred to the Brokaw and Sons' herd boar, Pathfinder Model, proved that this boar is recognized as one of the best of his breed.
WEDDING BELLS: A pretty wedding was solemnized at the Grace M.E. Church in Burlington, Ia. when Miss Grace I. Krohn became the bride of William Fisher of Stronghurst. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Krohn of Smithshire and the groom a popular young man of the Stronghurst vicinity. They were attended by Miss Meda Brewer of Sperry, Ia. and Mr. Arthur S. Krohn of Smith-shire, a brother of the bride.
OBITUARY-MRS. HARRIET CURRY: Mrs. Harriet Marston, daughter of Nathaniel and Lois Marston, was born in Henderson County, Ill. on March 31, 1840 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lois Cortleyou in Wellington, Kansas, Jan.31, 1920, aged 80 years and 11 months.
On April 4, 1861 she was united in marriage to Charles Curry and they settled on a farm near Stronghurst where all of her active life was spent.
Eight children came to bless their home with one exception; all were reared to manhood and womanhood. When failing health came on, Mr. and Mrs. Curry moved to town in 1893. Before the memory of any of their children, Mr. and Mrs. Curry united with the church and their home was the home of the ministers of the circuit and the cares of the church were their cares.
On Oct. 16, 1919, Mrs.Mary L. Curry preceded her mother in death.
The other six children who survive to mourn the loss of their dearest earthly friend-mother-are Mrs. Lois E. Cortleyou of Wellington, Kans.; C.S. Curry of Winfield, Ia., Laura I. Cortleyou of Fremont, Nebr., Nathaniel B. Curry of Stronghurst, Ill.; Mrs. Nellie Ferguson of Sacramento, Calif. And Emory Curry of Bakersfield, Calif. Twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild are left among those who mourn.
NEWS BRIEFS: People of Warren and Henderson County should consult Bulletin 40 concerning the geological survey of the south ends of the counties done to ascertain if there were any prospects of oil or gas in the region. Attend the marriage of Dolly to Thomas E. Thumb at the Lyric Theater featuring local talent.
The event is offered to benefit the Gymnasium Fund. Members of the Masonic fraternity in large numbers were here Friday afternoon and evening when work in the third degree was conducted in the local lodge rooms. The annual meeting and sale of the Polled Hereford breeders of America was held at Des Moines, Ia. Feb2-5th. (Read microfilm for particulars.) The Turner and Davis mule sale at the pavilion was very successful. An average price of $370 was paid per span being obtained fro the offering of 30 head.
A tractor school is to be held in the Implement room of George Dixson in Stronghurst on Feb.26 & 27th. As Rev. K.R.Anderson has returned from Iowa, services will resume at the United Presbyterian Church.
George R. Noble, Sr., well known farmer and business man who had lived for many years near Oquawka, died at the Burlington hospital last Thursday evening. Mr. Noble was 68 years of age and his death resulted from a carbuncle.
Glenn Crist, son of Mr.and Mrs. Daniel Crist of Raritan, and Miss Geraldine Taylor, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. D.W.Taylor of Blandinsville, were married at the M.E.parsonage in Burlington on Feb.5th.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: George Warren is in Peoria attending the Farmers Grain Dealers convention. The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brokaw has been very ill with pneumonia. B.L.Tucker has purchased an interest in the Wax restaurant and will assist in its operation. The Co-operative Meat Market has moved to new quarters in the south room of the building owned by the firm.
The bake shop has moved to the building at the east end and the different departments of the company's business are now brought together to insure greater efficiency in service. Sutliff and Wallin Co. had a number of cars driven down from Detroit for their business. Col. W.H.Spiker of Weiser, Ida. has returned home after visiting home folks.
The old King building, 1st door south of the telephone office is being remodeled and Emmet Milliken, local agent for the Monarch Tractor Co., has leased it for a show room. Jas. P. Milliken closed out his farming and stock raising interests with a public sale. Mr. Milliken has made a specialty of Black Galloway cattle for a number of years. Otto Steffy loaded a car with farming and household goods and he and his wife are leaving for their new home in Michigan. The Biggsville Clipper notified its readers that the Feb.20th issue would be the last one. Miss Laura Enwall went to Burlington and took ill with pneumonia. She was taken to the hospital and is some better.
A big debate to be held at the M.E.Church between representatives of the Biggsville and Stronghurst High Schools will center on the ratification by the U.S.Senate of the League of Nations Covenant.
OQUAWKA MAN DIES SUDDENLY: Fred Ives, 25 year old, was found dead in bed at this home in Oquawka by his mother when he failed to respond to her call. At the Coroner's inquest held shortly afterwards, it was decided that he had died in the throes of convulsion, ending in the bursting of a blood vessel. He was the son of Mrs. Maude Ives and was born near Oquawka. Besides his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Clarence and Ray of Diagonal, Ia.
AGED LAHARPE WOMAN DIES: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Barnes, widow of the late Harrison H. Barnes and mother of Editor E.O.Barnes of Raritan, Harry Barnes of LaHarpe and Frank Barnes of Canton, Ill., passed away at her home in LaHarpe on Feb. 6th at the advanced age of 91 years, 11 months and 13 days.
LOMAX LINGER-INGS: Several of the W.J.Fisher family is suffering from the flu. Robt. Gittings, O.O.Kirby and Harry Sutton with their respective families, will move to Melrose, Ia. area where they each have rented a farm. Jesse Clark's oldest son was taken to Burlington Hospital for an operation for appendicitis. Dr. Emerson has been very busy the past several days; his services being required almost continuously day and night.
GLADSTONE GLEANINGS: Mrs. Lou Cook went to Chicago to visit her sick daughter, Miss Ethel. Frank Porter has returned from Detroit, Mich. where he visited friends. Mrs. James Warner returned home from Tricola, Ill. where she visited her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Fishell. Samuel W. Grathwell, a rapid fire lecturer, gave the second number of the lecture course in the United Presbyterian Church. Mr. William Johnson of near Carman is moving to a farm near New Boston.
CARMAN CONCERNS: The barn on Mrs. Maggie Rebel's farm where Mr. Irvin Parks and family reside was destroyed by fire. Mr. Parks has been very unfortunate as he and his family has all been very sick with the flu. Mr. W. H. Johnson and family are moving to a farm near Joy, Ill. Mr. Harry Gillis and sister, Miss Grace, are visiting their uncle Harry Clover at Denmark, Iowa. What might have proven to be a serious accident happened when Mr. Fred Siegworth and sister, Miss Mary, were returning home from Burlington and had the misfortune to run off the approach to the Burlington Bridge. The car turned over three times, but being a Ford, it brought them home with no bones broken though they were badly shaken up. Golden Babcook returned to his school work at Urbana. The Dee McQueen family has moved to a farm in Iowa and Marion Bradway and family has moved to the placed they vacated. Leo, the 20 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson, died at his home in Denver, Colo. The family formerly lived at Carthage Lake.