The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1913
Stronghurst Graphic, July 17, 1913
TOGETHER AFTER 33 YEARS: Mr. August Hartquist of Jamestown, N.Y., after a visit of about a month with his brother, Hon. Wm. Hartquist, left for his home. Previous to his visit, the two brothers had not seen each other since William left the old home in Sweden 33 years ago. August followed him to this country 8 years later and made his home in New York state.
About a month ago he decided to make his brother a long deferred visit and one day when the latter returned from Springfield, he found some one whom he took to be a stranger seated upon the porch of his residence waiting for him. It was sometime before he recognized the supposed stranger as his own brother and it is needless to say that the greeting which followed was cordial and affectionate.
***Mrs. Wilsher Passes Away*** Mrs. William Wilsher passed away at her home in the village July 16th. The former Mary F. Nichols was born on the Nichols homestead just west of Stronghurst on Oct. 24, 1846. She was united in marriage with Wm. Wilsher on Oct. 19, 1875 and to this union four children were born two of whom have preceded their mother to the better land. She is survived by her husband and two children, Nettie and Frank, both of whom reside at home. Funeral services were conducted at the home with interment in the village cemetery.
***Obituaries*** JOHNATHAN P. LONG Johnathan P. Long was born in Bowling Green, Warren Co., Kentucky, Oct.4, 1832. Departed this life July 9, 1913, aged 80 yr. 9 mo. 5 da. He came to Illinois at the age of 14 years and has been a resident since that time.
He was converted during the tabernacle meeting held in Stronghurst by Evangelist Hicks in 1907 and connected himself with the Olena M.E.Church of which he remained a faithful member.
He entered the service of his country on the 30th day of August 1861 as a private in Co. C Regiment 10th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was honorably discharged on the 14th day of March 1863 as 2nd Lieutenant Co. E, Reg. 91 Ill. Inf. by reason of resignation.
Along in April a cancer appeared upon the side of the throat of the deceased which proved to be very malignant. Medical aid was found to be powerless to check its growth and it finally ate its way into the jugular vein and death resulted. The deceased was 3 times married and is survived by a wife and 9 children and 3 sisters, Mrs. Eliza McNary of Guthrie Center, Ia., Mrs. Rebecca Pendleton of Chattaroy, Washington, and Mrs. Anna Hedges also of Washington.
SARAH THOMPSON: Sarah Thompson was born in Rush Co., Indiana, Nov.12, 1836 and departed this life at the home of her daughter Mrs. Rickles in Olena on June 11, 1913 after a lingering illness. She was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to Thomas R. Cogwell of Hopper, Ill., Aug. 23, 1860. To this union 8 children were born, 4 of whom with the husband passed on before. Those left to mourn are her 4 children: Mr. Bert Cogswll, Des Moines, Ia., James H. of Burlington, Ia.; Mrs. Anna Rickels of Olena and John Cogswell of Hernet, Calif. Also two brothers and one sister: Mrs. L. E. Doper of Mediapolis, Ia.; Milton of Osecola and William of Mediapolis, Ia. She was converted in 1855, joining the Methodist Church and lived her religion daily.
ROY D. KEMP: The remains of Roy D. Kemp who passed away at his home at East Moline arrived here Friday and the funeral was held at the M.E.church on Saturday with interment in the Olena Cemetery. (It was designed at this time as the North Cemetery as opposed to the Watson Cemetery to the east.)
The deceased was the son of Chas. Kemp and was a former Gladstone boy, having lived here during his entire life until about a year ago when he moved to East Moline. He was born in Gladstone Jan.24, 1891 and was married to Miss Nettie Jacobs Oct.11, 1911. His death was very sudden and although he had been in poor health in early spring, he was much improved and had resumed his work at the East Moline Furniture Co. He had worked on Wednesday and had retired in apparently good health. Sometime during the night his wife was awakened by his irregular breathing and a few minutes later he passed into the deep and everlasting sleep.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: The Woman's Civic League of Macomb recently inaugurated a "swat the fly" campaign by offering 20 cent per quart for dead flies, delivered on Mondays of each week. The children of the town got busy and when the first day for cashing in came, a total of 52 quarts of the dead disease germ spreaders were unloaded on the surpised members of the league.
The small balance in the treasury was wiped out by the unexpected heavy drafts upon the fly bounty fund. With open season for flies only fairly begun, the kids are getting wise to the new way of earning money. The ladies are faced with the necessity of either reducing the price or else devising new means for enhancing their financial receipts.
M.E.Beardsley made a business trip to Chicago. Thomas Bainter, an old gentleman of 80 years or more, who makes his home with his brother P.C.Bainter, south of Stronghurst, was severely bruised and otherwise injured by being thrown out of a buggy and dragged a short distance by a horse he was driving which was frightened by a passing automobile. Stock shipments to Chicago are as follows: Frank Gustafson-5 cars cattle; H.A.Adair-6 cars cattle; Frank Nelson and Sam Finch-1 load of hogs each.
The town is laying a stretch of sidewalk along the north side of the Reynolds restaurant property. Albert, the young son of Mrs. James Rankin who lives northeast of Stronghurst, accidentally shot himself through the index finger of his right hand while handling a 22 cal. target rifle. J.S.Lee and family from Kirkwood are at present domiciled in the rooms over the Jones grocery store, but expect later to occupy the old Dixon hotel property and will probably operate it as a boarding house. W. F. Allison and wife left on an automobile trip to Sabetha, Kan., the former home of Mrs. Allison.
In Galesburg a marriage license was issued to Jas. F. Huff of Blandinsville, Ill., and Miss Ruth Leinbach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Leinbach. Pretty reliable sources say the marriage took place in Galesburg. Mr. Fred Galbraith of Gladstone bought a new automobile in Burlington.
OQUAWKA OCCURRENCES: Charles Grassmiller of Oquawka has remodeled and improved his property on Schuyler St. and it is now an attractive residence. The Goemplar Bros received a fine new automobile manufactured by the Reed Co. Mr. Franks who is farming one of the Moir Bros. Iowa farms delivered 9000 bushels of corn to the market here moving it across on the ferry. Harry Holmes of San Franciso who has encircled the globe three times since leaving here 14 years ago, is visiting his parents, Rev. Holmes and family of Rozetta. Since leaving the navy, he has been employed as a Post Office inspector in California.
The County Board granted a franchise to Mr. Campbell to operate a ferry across the river. Since the parties who were refused have been advised by attorneys that a federal law overrules such authority, consequently, Oquawka now has two ferries, one with and one without a franchise.
A CIGARETTE THAT COST $3000: Lomax, Il. Quite an exciting time was had out on the Maynard farm east of Lomax. John Morgan was threshing wheat for Wright Smiddy there when shortly after the noon hour some fellow who was possibly taking his afternoon siesta when he should have been awake and attending to business dropped a lighted "coffin nail" in a bundle of wheat setting it on fire.
As the afternoon was hot, a high wind blowing and everything as dry as tinder, it was found impossible to get the fire under control until after considerable property had been destroyed. In fighting the flames Mr. Smiddy's son Ivo was overcome with the heat and Dr. Emerson of Lomax was called.
The fire destroyed a wagon load of grain, the separator, the straw stack and burned over quite an area before it could be brought under control. The value of the property is estimated very near $3,000. Just a simple little piece of white paper, rolled around a pinch of tobacco, a little fire at one end and a lot of thoughtlessness and carelessness at the other cost $3,000 a total loss and possibly a life.
LOMAX LINGERINGS: John Downs and wife came over from Virginia, Ill. to make their future home on a lot on 8th Street they purchased a month ago. John Garrett, formerly of Quincy, will work for the Town Company. G. S. Adams, the manager of the American Press Association from Des Moines, Ia., was the guest of his brother-in-law, H. W. Beardsley, the Town Co.'s architect. H. L. Wishon of Stilwell, Ill. and one of the directors of the Clifford Ore Concentrating Co., just returned from Joplin, Mo. where he had been helping to install and start a Concentrator at that place. The Town Co. have just installed a gasoline engine and pumping outfit purchased from the Cushman Mfg. Co. of St. Joseph, Mo., for furnishing water for the Stucco mixer. The entire plant can be moved from place to place as the work requires. The Lomax baseball team, now champion team of Henderson County, defeated the county seat team by a score of 11 to 4 at Oquawka. Miss Blanche Summers is one of the Town Co.'s stenographers. Bert Waggoner, wife and son Donald made the trip to St. Louis in his new Hupmobile. Everett Crane was badly stung by bumble bees and Dr. Medley had to "pull out" the stings. W. R. Gaddis, the Lomax sand man, has opened up some very excellent moulding sand mines in Lomax and announces under the firm name of Camilla G. Sand Mines, he is ready to furnish moulding sand in four different grades in any quantities. Mr. Gaddis will open his first mine at the east end of Benton St. and will deliver sand on with the C.B.& Q. or the Santa Fe. Freight rates in Lomax are more favorable than in other places he is operating mines. (The Smith-Lionberger Lomax book has excellent pictures of the many businesses, the Town Company, and the houses being built.)