The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, March 6, 1924
***OBITUARIES***EMMA HARDIN NEVIUS: Emma Hardin, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Hardin, was born April 2, 1860 on what is now the Charles Hardin farm situated four miles southeast of Stronghurst. Here she grew to womanhood and on Jan. 4, 1882 married Richard D. Nevius. Mr. and Mrs. Nevius made their home for about 20 years on the Nevius farm 3 ½ miles southeast of Stronghurst, now owned by Chas. Lind. From this farm they moved to Lamar, Colo., where they resided for seven years, going from there to Long Beach, California which was their home at the time of Mrs. Nevius death. Five children were born who along with the husband survive: Dennis and Harry Nevius of Colorado; John and Merton Nevius of California and Amy who lives at home. A surviving brother, Harry Hardin, lives at Santa Cruz Calif. and a sister, Mrs. Delia Gamble, died several years ago. Mrs. Nevius death occurred Feb. 24th at Long Beach.
MRS MOLLIE MOCK: Mollie Mary Rutledge, daughter of Mathias and Rachel Rutledge, was born Jan. 20, 1857 in Washington County, Va. and departed this life Feb. 29, 1924 in Stronghurst, Illinois at the age of 67 years, 1 month and 9 days. She was married to Henry M. Mock in October 1885. To this union four children were born: Jannette Jane and James Clinton who preceded her death; Sallie Florence Mink and Henry Strader Mock who survive besides two brothers, two sister and five grandchildren. Her husband died Aug.6, 1892.
After her marriage, she and her husband went to Tennessee to live and after his death; she went in 1902 to Humeston, Iowa, where she resides for some time. Several years ago she came to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Mink and it was here she passed away&
LOOK OUT, CALVIN (referring to Calvin Coolidge): Eli W. Dunham, a former County Judge of Hancock County, now living on a farm near LaHarpe, has according to the Carthage Republican, filed his petition as a candidate for the nomination for President of the United States on the Republican ticket. The newspaper mentioned that after serving one term as County Judge, Mr. Dunham suffered an attack of typhoid fever and sleeping sickness. While he has evidently wakened up, there is nothing in evidence thus far to show that he ever speculated in oil stock (reference to Teapot Dome Scandal). This should help his cause a little.
SEED CORN SITUATION IS WORST SINCE 1918: Tests just completed at the College of Agriculture, University of Illinois on 16,844 kernels of corn representing 166 different lots of seed sent in by farm advisers from 44 counties of the state indicate that more than one sixth of the average seed corn in the state this spring is worthless as seed. This is the worst seed corn situation since 1918, according to J. C. Hackleman, Crops Extension Specialist, under whose direction the tests were made.
Results of the test show that farmers who sack-picked their seed early from the standing stalks and stored it where it would dry out quickly and then cared for it during the remainder of the season, have corn that will germinate better than 90%. Other lots of seed picked at husking time and dried out rapidly either by being stored in well ventilated places or fire dried, in most cases will make good seed. Farmers in central and southern Illinois have little chance of finding good seed in their cribbed corn. Individual ear testing to make sure that the kernels on every ear will come up will be more important this year than since 1918. 8.