The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1913
Issues of the Stronghurst Graphic after Sept.11, 1913 until Sept.14, 1914 are gone-forever lost. Luckily, someone thought to preserve what remains. If grandpa died in this time period and you are searching for an obituary, try the Burlington, Iowa, or Monmouth, Illinois, papers.
Stronghurst Graphic, Sept. 14, 1914
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: A large band of wandering nomads from the land of the "Romany Rye" (gypsies) struck the town, but prompt action on the part of Marshal Spiker spared the citizens the annoyance which usually follows a visitation of this kind.
The roving band were induced to move on without delay. Wm. Stine purchased from Mrs. Mary Miller the residence owned by her on the corner of Main and Elizabeth Streets which is now occupied by G.W.Fisher and family. Erman Dodds has gone to Quincy for a year's course in the Gem City Business college. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hardin of the southeast country.
Blacksmith E.A.Coudery is moving his business to Cameron. John S. Lant started for Kansas on a prospecting tour. Sarah McElhinney has been engaged to teach in the school situated 2 1/2 miles west of Raritan and began her labors. Rolla Mudd has been touring the eastern states with the Monmouth College Glee Club. Quite a large number attended the postponed Virginian-Tennessian picnic at Media and report a large crowd in attendance. The aeroplane flight is said to have been a remarkably fine one.
The deep well drilling outfit belonging to J.R.Stanley and which has been standing idle for several years was purchased by an oil well driller by the name of Greenleaf and loaded on the cars and shipped to the Plymouth oil fields where there is a big demand for drilling outfits.