The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic: Oct. 9, 1924
OBITUARY: CHARLES D. WATSON: Mr. Watson who was for many years connected with the First Nat'l Bank of Kirkwood and who for the past ten years has acted as manager of the real estate holdings of the Dr. Tubbs family and the lands owned by himself, passed away at his home in Kirkwood Monday morning.
Mr. Watson was born on a farm in the Rozetta neighborhood in Henderson County in 1867. At the age of 22 he entered the First National Bank of Kirkwood and his services there extended over a period of 25 years during which time he acquired the confidence and trust of a wide circle of acquaintances. In 1889 Mr. Watson united in marriage to Martha Gamble, who survives him. There were no children born to their marriage. In addition to his wife, the deceased is survived by two sisters: Miss May B. Watson and Mrs. H. B. Safford and two brothers: Frank H. and Geo. W. Watson, all of whom reside in Monmouth. The funeral will be held at the family residence in Kirkwood and interment in Center Grove Cemetery.
THEY SUED: As the result of a suit tried in the county court of Henderson County, the Illinois Power and Light Co. will pay the Mohr Bros. of Lomax the sum of $536 ($7,696+ in today's values) for the privilege of locating four towers on a tract of land owned by the latter. The payment of this sum also gives the utility company the right of using a 3 rod strip of through through the tract for making any necessary repairs on their line in the future.
The sum asked for by the Mohr's was $2,000 or $500 for each tower. The amount which they will realize after their attorney fees are paid will probably be less than one-fourth of the amount sought.
A SOCIAL AFFAIR: The social given by the ladies of the Community Club at their rooms Wednesday evening was a very enjoyable affair. The musical and literary part of the program consisted of a piano solo by Dorothy Davis, a Japanese drill by the little girls of Miss Kirby's room in the public school, a reading by Miss Edith Salter and a vocal solo by Mrs. Dawson. The remainder of the evening was spent with games of various kinds, chief of which were "rook" and "flinch." Nice refreshments were served previous to the departure of the guests.