The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic: Sept. 25, 1924
HIT IN THE HEAD: An accident which many feared it might be fatal occurred on the Joe Jacobs farm northwest of Olena Wednesday morning. Mr. Joe McCartney, employed as butcher for the Co-operative Meat Market in Stronghurst was engaged in butchering a cow there when the accident happened. The derrick on which a quarter of beef was suspended toppled over and the gambrel struck Mr. McCartney on the head, felling him to the ground and rendering him unconscious. The unfortunate man was carried into the Jacobs home and medical aid summoned. Everything possible was done for the relief of the injured man, but up to this printing, he had not regained consciousness. While there are no visible marks on the head to show just where the blow fell, it is the opinion of Dr. Marshall, the attending physician, that a concussion of the brain resulted and that the chances for recovery are slight. The injured man was removed from the Jacobs home to his own home where loving care can be done.
WEDDING BELLS: PALMER-HOUTCHENS: Mrs. Rettie Houtchens who has been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. G. I. Sawyer on the Fort farm west of Stronghurst, and Mr. T. B. Palmer of Media were united in marriage on Wednesday at 11 am at the M. E. parsonage with the Rev. R. C. Myers officiating. The couple was unattended and the only witnesses were Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Bert Putney, a neighbor. Following the ceremony, the happy couple left for the home of the groom in Media.
JONES-HEADLEY: Miss Veda Headley, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Headley, and Mr. Harvey Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Jones of Carman were united in marriage at Burlington, Iowa on Sept. 24th. The bride is well known in Stronghurst where she graduated with high honors from high school. The groom is a highly respected and industrious young farmer in the Carman neighborhood.