The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1920
Stronghurst Graphic, Jan. 29, 1920
***OBITUARY***DR. HANNA: Dr. Thomas H. Hanna, one of the oldest and best known ministers of the United Presbyterian Church and for 23 years pastor of the First U.P. Church of Mon-mouth, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. Palmer Findley in Omaha, Neb. on Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held at Omaha after which the remains was taken to the old home of the deceased at Washington, Pa., where burial will be made besides his wife, who died in 1917.
Dr. Hanna was in his 83rd year and his death was due to pneumonia. He was licensed as a minister of the gospel in 1860 and held charges in Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Zenia, Ohio and Monmouth Ill. He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Monmouth College in 1880. He survived by three sons, W.F.T. Hanna of New York City; James A. Hanna of Little Rock, Ark. and Rev. Thos. H. Hanna, Jr. of Urbana, Ill. and by one daughter, Mrs. Lydia Findley of Omaha, Nebr.
***WEDDING BELLS***LAUBER-DAUGHERTY: Last Saturday evening Mr. Frank Lauber and Miss Martha Daugherty surprised their many friends by quietly slipping away to Galesburg and taking the vows which will unite their future destinies at the M.E. parsonage, Rev. Dimitt officiating, using the ring ceremony. Mr. W.G. Daugherty, brother of the bride and his wife witnessed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Wm. Daugherty, formerly of this place and now living at Gladstone. She has for several months been employed as assistant in the Lazear Pharmacy here and is a young lady of many charming qualities. The groom was a member of this community for a number of years preceding the war, and previous to his call to the colors, was employed as assistant in the office of the Farmers' Grain and Mdse. Co. He served his country overseas as a member of an ant-aircraft battalion with headquarters near Paris. After his honorable discharge and return to this country, he accepted a position as manager of the Farmers' Co-operative Grain Co. at LaFayette, Ill. There he and his bride will make their home.
RIEPE-BAILEY: On Tuesday evening, Jan.27th at the spacious home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.H.Riepe in Burlington, Iowa, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Helen Margaret, to William Cortelyou Bailey of Stronghurst, Illinois. In the presence of immediate families, the bride and groom entered the library where Dr. Naboth Osborne, pastor of the Congregational Church of Burlington, using the impressive ring ceremony, united them in the bonds of holy matrimony.
Later, a delicious three course supper was served with covers laid for sixteen and the table beautifully decorated with Kilarney roses, narcissus and ferns. The bride was lovely in a modish gown of midnight blue tricollette and corsage of pink rosebuds and violets. To this, upon leaving, was added a leopard skin coat and black hat.
The bride has lived in Burlington all her life and is one of that city's most charming and popular girls. The groom is the only son of Dr. and Mrs. J.A.Bailey of Biggsville and "Cortelyou-Manor" near Stronghurst, Ill. After completing the curriculum of the home schools, Mr. Bailey attended Oberlin College and later took an agricultural course at Ames. For several years he has been a successful and prosperous farmer at "Cortelyou-Manor" where he and his bride will be at home to their friends.
MURRAY-HILL: Clyde C. Murray, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Murray, formerly of this vicinity and Miss Mary Hill of Monmouth were married at the home of Dr. W.H.Craine, pastor of the Monmouth Methodist Church. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hill(the bride being Mr. Hill's sister). The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Emma Hill and for the last two years has served as cashier in the shoe department of the Colwell store. Mr. Murray is a salesman for the Burlington Overland Co. and the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Murray, who live south of Biggsville. The couple will make their home in Burlington.
BROKAW-CALHOUN: Russell I. Brokaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. I.H. Brokaw of Stronghurst and Miss Mala V. Calhoun, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C.Calhoun of Sheridan, Wyo. were united in marriage in Burlington Ia. Jan. 24th. The groom is one of this community's well known young farmers. During the war he was in the military service in a Southern training camp and since his return has been assisting in the management of his father's farm near Raritan. The bride has recently been making her home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P.H.Voorhees of Raritan and has held a position as bookkeeper in the Raritan Union Bank...The couple will make their home on a farm near Raritan.
SCHLOTZHAUER-MARTIN: On Jan.24 at Galesburg, Ill. occurred the marriage of two of Oquawka's most popular young people, Roy Schlotzhauer and Miss Helen Martin. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.P.Martin and has held the position in her father's office, that of assistant circuit clerk of Henderson County for a number of years. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schlotzhauer, one of Henderson County's soldiers who served his country faithfully having recently returned from France. Immediately after the ceremony, the happy couple left on a honeymoon and will be at home to their many friends on a farm southeast of Oquawka.
VICTIM OF SLEEPING SICKNESS: Mrs. John Shick was stricken with an attack of sleeping sickness last Thursday morning, becoming unconscious before she was able to reach a couch and lie down. Through the efforts of a physician, she was aroused about 5 o'clock that evening. For five succeeding morning she had recurring attacks, remaining unconscious for the greater part of each day. She is now thought to be recovering from the malady, which seems to be a nervous affection of some sort. Outside of her inability to remain awake at time, her general health does not seem to be impaired to any considerable extent.
1895 GRAPHIC: A temperature of 20 degrees below zero and one of the heaviest snow falls of several years was causing inhabitant to shiver. C.T.Clover, an old and respected citizen of Lomax neighborhood died on Jan.27th. Rev. James Ivins, a brother of W.C.Ivins, died at his home in Camp Point, Ill on Jan. 27th. George Cooper purchased the implement business of Campbell & Tinkham in Stronghurst. Mrs. Joseph Mathers had waived her rights under the will of her lately deceased husband, which bequeathed a large share of the estate to Monmouth College and had elected to take her dower and legal share in the estate.(A special "Mathers Professorship" was to be established and so designated each year; who holds it today?)
CHANGE IN BUSINESS: Geo. Wax has purchased the restaurant stock of Allie Bruce who has been located for a number of years in the building now occupied by the Farmers' Co-operative Store. The meat market which had been under the control of the cooperative store will be moved to Mr. Wax's building along with the restaurant equipment.
WEDDING BELLS: The home of R.G.Gould in Media was the scene of a beautiful reception given by the Media Community Club ladies in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Spruit on Jan.20th. After all the guests had arrived Mr. and Mrs. Spruit descended the stairs to the beautiful strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march with Mrs. Laura Beal presiding at the piano.
They were met by the receiving line where the bride was presented with a beautiful bouquet of the club's flower, the carnation. The many guests congratulated them and extending to them their very best wishes, following this Miss Cash sang in a beautiful manner "Hearts Highway." Miss Erminda Clark gave a reading appropriate to the occasion, especially for the benefit of the bridegroom entitled "Tell Her So." Mrs. Laura Beal and Miss Lucile Rankin played a piano duet and in conclusion Mrs. D.H.Gilliland presented in a very pleasing manner the gift of the many friends, a set of Community plate silver, the pattern, "The Duchess of Ruthland."
Mr. Spruit responded with thanks on behalf of himself and wife saying, "Is by far the nicest wedding present she has yet received."
An appropriate game was then enjoyed by all which gave great advice to the newly weds. A lap luncheon was served consisting of molded fruit salad with whipped cream, angel food cake and coffee bearing out the club' color of red and white which╩ carried out the tastefully decorating of the home with the red and white carnations. They all departed at a late hour after a very delightful evening.
OBITUARY: CHAS. F. BROOK-Charles F. Brook, President of the First National Bank and the Iowa State Savings Bank of Burlington, Ia., died at his home in that city Jan. 23th following an attack of influenza.
The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Brook and was born in Linn County, Kans. Dec.28, 1882. His father, A.T.Brook, was the son of the late Isaiah J.Brook, pioneer settler and widely known resident of Henderson County. Charles F. Brook graduated from the University of Kansas in 1903 and was engaged in business in Lawrence, Kans. until he came to Burlington in 1913 to take charge of the real estate loans of the new Iowa State Savings Bank. He was soon promoted to the vice presidency and later succeeded Louis Blaul as president of the institution.
He next became interested as one of the prime movers in the consolidation of the National State and the First National Bank and when an amalgamation of the two banks was effected became president of the new institution, which is now the First National Bank of Burlington, Ia.
Although only 37 years of age at the time of his death, Mr. Brook had attained to a position of prominence in financial affairs, not only in the city of Burlington, but also in the state of Iowa at large and was looked upon as one of the future commanding figures in financial circles.
Mr. Brook is survived by his wife, who was Miss Alma Pohler of Lawrence, Kans. and whom he married in 1914. He is also survived by his mother, who lives in Monmouth, Ill. and by a sister and younger brother.
STEWARDSHIP CLASS: A class in the study of Stewardship has been formed in the Young Peoples' Society of the U.P. Church and meeting will be held every Sabbath evening at 6:30. The teacher, Mrs. K.R.Anderson, will focus on work being conducted in connection with the New World Movement of the U.P. Church.
FIRST ANNUAL WARREN & HENDERSON COUNTY OLDER BOYS CONFERENCE: A conference for older boys, similar to that held recently in Aurora, Ill. is being planned for all boys of the two counties of the ages of 15-20 to be held at Monmouth on Feb.21 and 22nd. The only qualification for attendance will be that the boys must be sent from some church, Sunday school or kindred organization. For every seven boys or less there must be an older boy, who is termed "leader," who must stand as sponsor for his individual group. (If interested, read the microfilm at the Library)\
MEDIA MEANDER-INGS: Jim Heap and son, Gail and John Drain motored to Monmouth to attend the Monmouth plow opening. Little Vincent Leinbach is numbered among the sick. Rev. Kyle commenced revival meetings at the United Presbyterian church and they will continue for two weeks. Two good carloads of coal were received in town this week. (There had been a shortage.)
LOMAX LINGER-INGS: There will be no preaching at the church Sunday night on account of Rev. King being sick. Dana Rockel returned home after several days visiting with friends at Rutland, Ill. Ed Jolly returned home from Piedmont, Mo. with a helpmate. The younger set gave the venerable couple the usual chivarri serenade that evening. Mrs. Mary J. Bradley, aged 91 years passed away at the home of her daughter in Terre Haute on Jan. 21st after a short illness. Interment was in the Carman Cemetery. Some wiring for electric lights was done in town by the Modern Electric Co. of Burlington.
GLADSTONE GLEANINGS: Dr. Boyd L. Ditto was on a business trip to Chicago. M.J. Barnee of Mt. Pleasant, Ia. is taking the place as the station agent of, Glen Tribler, who is on vacation. Mrs. John Hilton of Ladysmith Wis., was here visiting with Mr. and Mrs. W.D.Colley and family. Quite a number of friends of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Fryrear gave them a miscellaneous shower at Bryan's Hall. A delicious lunch was served and the evening was spent with dancing and music. Lyle Graham is at home for a short time before going to Valparaiso, Ind. where he will enter school. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swedenburg are the happy parents of a fine baby girl born to them Sunday morning. Miss Helen Peterbridge was given an 18th birthday party at Bryan's Hall. An elegant lunch was served and the evening was spent in music and dancing. Postmistress Josephine Graham is ill and Miss Iva Cisna is in charge at present.
CARMAN CONCERNS: The Carman Rebekah Lodge No. 525 held their installation of officers. Mrs. Eliza Parry and Mrs. William Coffman are on the sick list. Charlie Headley, Bert Bundy and Lewis Dalton homes are under quarantine on account of scarlet fever. The Farmers' Union shipped one carload of hogs and one of cattle to Chicago. Mrs. Tom Clark received word stating that her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Cyril Good, was quite ill; she has gone to take care of her.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: W.H.(Pawnee) Spiker, is expected at arrive from the West and will be one of the auctioneers at the Davis and Turner mule sale on Feb.7th. The work of excavating for a basement under the U.P. church was begun last Tuesday. The plans of the trustees include the installation of a new heating plant and as the old furnace is being torn out and there will be no way of heating the church during the next two or three weeks, arrangements have been made with the Christian church people for the use of their edifice during this time.
The First National Bank has purchased from Mrs. Sarah Penny the property on the southwest corner of the intersection of Main St. and Broadway, now occupied by the Curtis restaurant and will as soon as the present lease expires, proceed with the erection of a new and modern bank building on the site. C.H. Walsh, one of the owners of the Rock Island Southern Railway, which has of late been rendering only intermittent and unsatisfactory service to its patrons, has filed a petition in Federal court for the appointment of a receiver for the road. Mrs. Belle Williams has been confined to her home by a severe attack of grippe.
The influenza is said to be prevalent in the south country; several cases have been reported. John Fordyce and family will move to Roseville where his children are attending school. Hez Butler is suffering from a severe attack of sciatic rheumatism. The Johnson Motor Co. delivered a Fordson tractor to Ralph Painter. Col.Clarke of Wyconda, Mo. was in town to assist with the Davis and Ross stock sale at the pavilion. Mrs. N.C.Curry was called to Oquawka by the serious condition of her sister, Mrs. Haffner. Richard Peasley, a student at Knox College, spent Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Peasley. Mrs. Mary Dixson in company with her son George and family visited her mother, Mrs. Dean of Swan Creek. Although nearing her 96th birthday, Mrs. Dean is in quite good health. County Advisor Miner was at Little York where he met the farmers who had consigned their wool in the wool pool, making settlement for same. Mrs. Curran of Macomb was at Biggsville making plans for the organization of the women of the Republican Party.
A 9 lb. daughter was born in Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Johnson on Jan. 24th. Ernest Painter of Terre Haute Township is a student at Ames college where he is taking a special Herdsman's short course. T.D. Knutstrom and Oscar Swedland were at Rock Island where they drove home two Republic trucks with pneumatic tires to be placed in their sales room. The group entertainers of the M.E.Ladies Aid served a chicken supper in the church dining room followed by a literary and musical program. Miss Larson and Manly Staley gave readings; Misses Beckett and Billups rendered a duet; Prof. Larson sang a solo and Miss Mary Dixon furnished instrumental music. The little tots gave a "By-low" song and Eloise McMillan a recitation with a song. Also some very pleasing selections on the victrola were enjoyed.