The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic March 8, 1923
HOME TALENT: The home talent play, "Let's Get Married," presented at the Lyric theatre last Friday and Saturday evenings and given as a benefit for the newly organized brass band, proved not only a continuance of a fine spirit of loyalty to home enterprises but also indicated the increasing popularity of these local entertainers. Although organized only a few weeks ago, the band gave a brief concert in front of the theatre each evening just before the hour for opening and surprised everybody with the excellence of the music.
Those participating in the play were Mrs. W. C. Regan, G. W. Worley, Miss Ethel Hartquist, Miss Freitag, Mrs. Eleanor Widney, Charles Fort, L. E. McAndrew, Richard Carle and Mrs. Vera Highfield. Mrs. Widney was the director. A sum was netted for the band but probably would have been nearly double the amount had it not been for the inclemency of the weather on Saturday evening.
OBITUARIES: MRS. WILLIAM POWELL-Mrs. William Powell died at her home west of town early yesterday morning. She had been ill for many months suffering from an incurable malady of which there was no hope for recovery. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband and three children: Alice, Ellen and Robert. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the residence.
WILLIAM ZIEGLER: Mr. William Ziegler departed this life at his home near Terre Haute.. aged 87 years, 11 months and 20 days. He was born march 10, 1835 in Baden Germany and was united in marriage to Wilhelmina Fisher, July 22, 1861 and to this union were born six children, three of them having preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure his widow and three daughters: Mrs. Louise Evans of Kansas City, Kan.; Mrs. Rilla Bladon of Lang, Canada and Mrs. Emma Wolford of Ethel, Mo. plus 12 gran dchildren and one great grandson.
At the age of 14 he united with the German Lutheran church and has always lived in that faith. Funeral services were conducted at the home with the remains laid to ret in the Terre Haute Cemetery.
SURPRISED MARRIAGE: As we were about to go to press, we were informed that announcement was made today of the marriage of Mr. Charles S. Wheeling and Miss Effie Scott, both of this city at Ottumwa, Ia. Feb. 21st. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. W. E. Purdy, pastor of the Church of Christ at Ottumwa. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Emily Long and has been employed at Mrs. Mahnesmith's Cafe. The groom is a son of Mrs. Johanna Wheeling and is one of our enterprising young business men, being a partner in the firm of Boyd and Wheeling, who conduct the NuVon Hotel.
FOUND DROWNED MAN: Monday just a little before noon Clarence Dunsworth, Charles Fisher and Harry bush, fishermen from Dallas city, were heading across Beck Island when they discovered the body of a man which had apparently blown or washed into the flat of the main river. The men immediately came over to town and notified Undertaker Ed Martin, who in turn notified Dr. Emerson, the coroner of Henderson County, which includes the section of the river where the man was found. The coroner instructed Mr. Martin to get a crew and bring the body to town for an inquest.
The part arrived at this landing about three o'clock and the man was taken to the undertaking rooms for examination and inquest. He was found to be a man nearly 6 feet tall, age probably between 55 and 60 years, dark hair somewhat greyed, no marks of violence either before death or be of being crushed or mutilated afterward, which convinced all that he had been under the ice and water for possibly two to three months. He was dressed in heavy union underwear, khaki pants and blue overalls; he had on a work shirt, probably blue though soaked with mud until color was obliterate; he had on a shell vest with a dozen or more gun shells in it; Over that was a dark corduroy short coat which was sheep lined. His socks were cotton and he had on Ball Band black rubber hip boots, apparently new though they had a large patch over a cut or burned place. Nothing was in his pockets to identify him except a watch, described as a Hamilton 21 jewel movement, gold hunter's case, model 941.
Up river towns were notified of the find and this morning S. O. Anderson of Mediapolis, accompanied by a cousin, came down from Burlington and identified the man as Chas. A. Anderson, who was drowned near Oquawka in November wile on a hunting trip-mention of the drowning had been made in this columns at the time. The positive identification was made by means of the watch though the clothing and boots also aided in it. S. O. Anderson returned on the next train north, leaving the cousin, Gus Anderson, here to accompany the body home this evening.
The Deceased is survived by an aged father, the brother named and three sisters. He was a single man and not quite 50 years of age.
EXAM FOR 2ND LIEUTENANTS IN THE ARMY: The War Department announces that examination of candidates for appointment as 2nd Lieutenant, Regular Army, will be held throughout the country during the week commencing June 5, 1923...
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Frederick Salter was called from Chicago by the illness of his mother. Raus Rickey and family are now residents of Stronghurst having moved into the Maxey property last week. Dallas City camp of Modern Woodmen believes it has the longest and shortest members of any camp in this country. Otto Lamb is six feet and seven inches tall and Merlin welborn is about four feet and ten inches in height. The Fort Madison Democrat says that fishing on a large sale has about become a thing of the past on Lake Cooper. This is attributed to the filling in of silt. It is predicted that within ten years more the islands will be built up above the water line.
Mr. W. H. Fares, who will be remembered by many of the older residents of this community as a horse buyer and stockman who visited quite frequently and who afterward amassed a fortune as a rancher, meat packer and speculator with headquarters in Winnipeg, Canada, called on some of his old friends while stopping on his way East on a business trip.
RARITAN REPORTS: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Thrush moved to town; they are domicled in the Dr. Cleveland property. Mr. and Mrs. Perce wells of Indiana arrived here to visit the latter's father, Amos Morris who is seriously ill. Asa Grate and family are now located in the Mrs. B. H. Houston property. Mrs. Arthur Roache of the south country is a victim of pneumonia. Tommy Robert is very low with the flu. Joe Edwards and family and Verne Carr and family moved to Burnside.
LOMAX LINGERINGS: Joe Starkey has returned from Savannah, Mo. cured of cancer. The Lomax Foundry commences work last week; they have a large contract for soil pipe. E. Arnold has a new garage building completed and is now open in his line of business. Nelson Hunter has moved to the Pence farm for the coming year. Charles Fordyce family of Centralia, Mo. are visiting at the Bradford home west of town.