The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

The 1925 Graphic

Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross

Stronghurst Graphic: Jan. 15, 1925

(Letter in this issue to the general public from C. R. Miller, Director of the Public Works and Buildings in Illinois stating that the issue of Highway 94 would not be considered until the present $60,000,000 designated projects were completed.)

ANNUAL BANK MEETINGS: The State Bank of Stronghurst held their meeting on Monday and the meeting of the First National Bank of Stronghurst took place on Tuesday.  No change was made in the directorate of the State Bank, but the membership will be reduced by one owing to the death of G. Henry Annegers.  Mr. Frank Crenshaw was re-elected president and Mr. C. H. Curry, vice president.  Mr. Douglass Prescott assumed the position of cashier due the retirement of C. R. Kaiser.  Mr. A. F. Kaiser was advanced to the position of assistant cashier.  Mr. Manly Staley will remain with the bank as a member of the working staff.  At the National Bank, Mr. G. E. Chandler and Mr. A. E. Jones were elected directors to succeed Mr. C. H. Davis and Mr. George Dixson, whose term of office had expired. The new board of directors postponed their organization and election of officers.

***OBITIUARIES***CARL SCHIERBAUM: Carl Scherbaum, son of Mr. And Mrs. M. F. T. Schierbaum, formerly of Stronghurst and now living at Wapello, Iowa died at Mayo Bros. Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.  Carl, it appears, had been attending Iowa State College at Ames and while at home for the holiday suffered an attack of stomach trouble, believed to be ulcers.  He was taken to Mayo Bros. where he passed away on Tuesday morning of this week.  The remains were expected to arrive at Wapello on Wednesday, but no arrangements had been made for the funeral at this time.

PHIL FARREN: Phil Farren, one of Henderson County best known citizens, who lived in Lomax Township, passed away at the sanitarium in Kirksville, Mo. On Jan. 11th.  Mr. Farren had been in failing health for a number of years.  The remains were brought to Dallas City and funeral services conducted at the Sacred Heart Church there with interment in Gittings Mound Cemetery.

CHARLES COOPER: Charles Sylvester Cooper was born in Greencastle, Indiana on Feb. 20, 1820.  Here he spent his boyhood and received his education graduating from High school and attending Asbury University for two years.  The Civil War interrupted his studies in the University and Mr. Cooper served as a Corporal in Co. D, 55 Reg. Ind. Infantry and in Co. E 1st Reg. Ind. Heavy Artillery for three years.  He was one of five brothers who served their country at the same time.

After the War Mr. Cooper returned to Indiana.  After spending a few years there, he moved to Kansas and resided there for three years.  He moved to Raritan in 1874 and the rest of his life was spent in the village with the exception of three years in Kansas City, Mo.

He married Mary Beard in 1875 and two children were born to them, Pearl, who died in 1890 and Mrs. Lulu McIntire of Kansas City, Mo.  Mr. Cooper joined the Reformed Church in 1892 and at the time of his death was the oldest member.  Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by two brothers, William and Joseph, both of Indianapolis, Ind.

After an illness of several weeks, Mr. Cooper passed away quietly in the early morning of Jan. 8, being 85 years of age.  Funeral services were held at the Raritan Reform Church with interment of the Raritan Cemetery.

HE WILL CARRY THE ELECTORAL VOTE:   At Springfield, Mr. C. R. Pendarvis of Media was chosen for the honor of carrying the ballots of the Illinois electors to the nation's capital for the 29th presidential election.