The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1920
Stronghurst Graphic, June 17, 1920
CHILDREN'S DAY SERVICES: Exercises were held at both the M.E. and U.P. churches on Sunday evening. At the U. P. Church, which was filled, Miss Evelyn Ford as pianist opened the exercises with a voluntary followed by a processional in which the primary and junior departments took part. Miss Agnes Findley announced the program which consisted of prayer, scripture reading, songs, reads and a flower drill. Each number was instructive in Bible truths. At the M. E. Church the attendance was also very good. The program consisted of songs, drills and readings. Miss Mary Dixon as pianist rendered special selections.
1895 GRAPHIC: The marriage of Miss Eva Anderson, daughter of Hon. and Mrs. J. O. Anderson of Decorra to Herbert S. Peasley occurred at the home of the bride's parents on June 19th. Mrs. James Dixon died at her home northeast of Carman on June 17. Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kline were completing new residences in the south part of town. Johnson Trimmer was severely injured in a runaway which occurred south of town; he was rendered unconscious for the greater part of the day. The Santa Fe R.R. had just been reorganized.
BURLINGTON'S BIG 4TH JULY: The greatest Fourth of July celebration ever held in the Middle West will be the regatta of the Mississippi Valley Power Boat Association to be staged at Burlington, Ia. In fact, it begins on July 2nd and continues until July 5th with the fastest racing boats competing in events each day; hydroplanes performing daily; beautiful Bathing Girls in dare devil diving and water stunts; $5,500 display of fireworks each night; water vaudeville; U. S. Naval band and Burlington bands playing concerts and a dozen other features. Burlington is making elaborate preparations to entertain the thousands who will attend.
WEDDING BELLS-TIMMERMAN-APPLEMAN: Bert F. Timmerman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Timmerman of Manchester, Iowa, and the grandson of the late Mrs. C. E. Drew of Stronghurst was married at Basin, Wyo during the latter part of May to Miss Myrtle Appleman of Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Timmerman is a brakeman on the Burlington road and the happy couple will make their home in Greybull, Wyo.
29th ANNUAL OUTING OF B.B. Club: The club held their 29th annual outing at Clear Lake with the following 47 members present: F. E. Abbey, W. T. Weir, A. P. McHenry and Alvah Martin of Biggsville; Homer Burg, Carl Steingrabber, Link Logan and Philip Farren of Dallas City; Ed Starkey, Dr. A.M. Ash, Wm. Kaiser and T. R. Johnson of La Harpe; Wm Daugherty of Gladstone; Harry Crane, C. B. Vaughn, Claude Vaughn and John Dowell of Lomax; W.P. Martin and R.T. McDill of Oquawka; R. N. Clark;, Roy W. Park and Fred Gray of Media; J.E. Painter of Terre Haute; A. E. Jones, C. E. Fort, Geo. T. Chant, H.D Lovitt, M. E. Beardsley, J. R. Mains, C.E. Peasley, John Peasley, Frank Crenshaw, B. G. Widney, Wm. Patterson, Dr. F. M. Henderson, Tom Morgan, C. R. Kaiser, Chas. Lind, J. G. Saunders, Frank Gustafson, Thos. Dodds, C. W. Walker, Frank Painter, Paul Wallin, R. H. Dickerson, James Sutliff and E.R. Grandy of Stronghurst.
A GRAND SURPRISE: The evening of June 14th about 100 of Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Lebeck's friends gathered and gave Charlotte (Frank's wife) a grand surprise on her 20th birthday. A very fine time is reported by all with the evening spent at games, music and dancing. Young folks were present from La Harpe, Blandinsville, Stronghurst, Raritan, Terre Haute and Old Bedford. A large truck load of Stronghurst high school young people were badly disappointed when the big motor truck they had boarded broke down and failed to get them there. Ice cream and cake were served and the crowd departed at a late hour.
OBITUARY***EDWARD T. ROE: Edward T. Roe, one of the best known and most popular citizens of Dallas City, died at the Burlington Hospital June 10th following an operation for appendicitis. For a number of years Mr. Roe was agent for the Santa Fe at Dallas City. Later he went into the grocery business and then into the dairy business. A few years ago he engaged in farming and doing well in that occupation when death claimed him. He was in his 45th year and is survived by his wife, one son and three daughters. Funeral services were conducted at the home June 13th.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Attorney W. C. Ivins is in south Texas on business. Charles Wheeling who has spent several months in Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado, returned home. During the past 24 hours the weather changed from abnormally warm to abnormally cool-a drop of between 30-40 degrees, Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Brokaw went to Chicago to see their daughter Ethel graduate from Northwestern University. Miss Sarah and Glen McElhinney gave a 7 o'clock dinner at the W.J McElhinney home; covers were laid for eight and a four course dinner served. Early cherries are about at the picking stage locally. The crop is quite abundant, but at the present price of sugar, the larger part of the canning is likely to be done without the usual amount of sweetening. Mrs. M.F.T. Schierbaum and children came over from Wapello, Ia to visit and to arrange for sale of their household goods.
The patrons of the Dallas City telephone exchange are making a vigorous protest against what they consider an unwarranted raise in rates and the Review of that city says that it looks as though 75% of local subscribers will discontinue the use of their phones if the raise is insisted upon. The Review states that tentative plans are underway for the immediate construction of a new building 75 x 95 ft with a fire proof furnace room 35 x 50 ft. on the Santa Fe land adjacent to the switching tracks in that city to replace the brass and aluminum foundry destroyed by fire. Mr. and Mrs. Larkin of Eden, Ill brought H. F. Turner and daughters Helen and Josie here in their big Cadillac car. After spending the day they returned home accompanied by Mrs. Turner who had been visiting with her mother, Mrs. Elisabeth McMillan. Miss Lucretia Bruen came from Burlington to make arrangements for moving into their new home here. Mrs. Elbridge Fort entertained at dinner in honor of her friend Miss Sarah McElhinney who was enjoying a short vacation from her school work at Urbana, Il. "Red Elliott, the man who murdered banker Steve Lawless at a public sale near Liberty in Adams County last winter, has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the Chester penitentiary.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bell and son, Paul, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wanders were visitors with relatives in Lomax. Mrs. Lillian Mahnesmith has recovered sufficiently from her recent illness to return to the Marion Evans home as housekeeper. Mrs. Newton Marshall and son drove to Burlington to meet Miss Esther on her return from Tarkio, Mo. where she has attended college the past year. John Fordyce and family of Roseville were visiting relatives here and John says that they expect to start soon on an auto trip to his old home in Western Pennsylvania. One of the pleasant social events of the season took place when Miss Elizabeth Bailey assisted by Mrs. W. C. Bailey gave a reception to some 35 friends at Cortelyou Manor, southeast of town. The guests were invited to bring their fancy work and the afternoon was very pleasantly spent. Guests were entertained with some excellent music and delicious refreshments. Kenneth Gordon, son of County Judge Gordon, completed a four years course in electrical engineering at the University of Illinois and received his degree. Capt. Oscar E. Carlstrom of Aledo has been endorsed by the Spanish war veterans as a candidate for governor of Illinois. Those who know him will not be inclined to question his fitness and ability for the office. Army worms are reported by farm advisor Miner as having again appeared in Henderson County bottoms near Gladstone. These worms did considerable damage there last season and every effort will be made this year to prevent their propagation in large numbers.
OLENA OBSERVATIONS: Keith Hicks and Lee Davis went on the excursion Sabbath day on the new pleasure craft, the Capitol. Leslie Lyons is suffering from acute indigestion. Mrs. Roscoe Deitrick is reported quite ill with gall stones. Mr. John Lant was called to Hopper recently to help locate the graves of Mr. and Mrs. R. Ward so that Burlington Marble Works could place a monument to their memory ordered last fall by Mr and Mrs. William Lant of Tulare, Calif. Mrs. Lant is a daughter of the Wards. Mrs. M .J. Green has recently placed a monument in the Olena Cemetery in memory of her husband and two daughters. George Fort placed a monument in memory of his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman of Burlington, Iowa and their daughter, Mrs. Oscar White of Olena went up to the Weir fruit farm in quest of strawberries but not a berry could they get. A crowd of about 1,000 were there to pick and purchase berries. Elaine, daughter of Mrs. Effie Scott, is suffering from a scalded foot. A gentleman representing the Gladstone Stone Quarry was interviewing a few farmers here in interest of getting the right-of-way to place an electric line from that place to Stronghurst.
An Iowa farmer passed through the village riding a new gasoline motor two-row cultivator which he had purchased in Peoria with which he was going to tend 125 acre corn crop. Delbert Burrell is still in the hospital with a badly broken arm. Miss Wilma Burrell is home from the hospital where she had her tonsils removed. Albert Hult is slowly recovering from an attack of measles. Irving Burrell is spending a few days with his son Floyd helping get his corn crop planted.
Quite a few from here attended the tent show in Stronghurst. The young son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hicks dislocated his shoulder.
GLADSTONE GLEANINGS: Sam Duncan and two sons, Phillip and Paul went to Chicago on business. Alex Drew of Chicago and his sister, Mrs. Olive Healey, were in town to attend the funeral of James Drew.
OBITUARY***JAMES FRANKLIN DREW: James Drew was born May 3, 1834 near Cleveland, Ohio. He came to Illinois by wagon with his parents in 1836 and settled in the vicinity of Gladstone. He was married to Olive Peterson of Gladstone and to this union nine children were born.
The wife and four children preceded him in death. The surviving children are as follows: Mrs. Mary Wall of Jacksonville, Ill.; A. L. Drew of Detroit, Mich.; J.P. Drew of Kewanee; Mrs. Effie Galbraith of Bowen, Ill.; Mrs. Jessie Bixby of St. Louis, Mo.; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. He came from Chicago to Kewanee, Ill. about four weeks ago and from there to Bowen, Ill. feeling well but tired from the trip. An attack of acute indigestion was the cause of his death. For the last sixteen years he spent his winters in Chicago with his daughter, Mrs. Bixby and his summers with his daughter, Mrs. Galbraith. Short services were conducted at the former home and the remains bought here.
MEDIA MEANDERINGS: A good sized crowd attended the ice cream and strawberry social given by the United Presbyterian Church at the Drew King home. A nice sum of money was cleared. Emery Everheart is repairing and painting his house. Dr. J. P. Riggs is having his house painted. A miscellaneous shower was given Mrs. Barnard White and Mrs. Ernest Bereford at the home of Mrs. Fred Palmer. They received quite a number of nice and useful gifts. The afternoon was spent by the guests hemming dish towels after which Mrs. Palmer served dainty refreshments. A branch of the co-operative store of Stronghurst opened up here.
They located in the building formerly occupied by W. P. Terry. The interior has been remodeled and painted.