The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1915
Stronghurst Graphic, March 11, 1915
ENTERTAINED BY LOCAL TALENT: A large audience greeted the Apt brothers and sisters at the Christian Church where they gave one of their popular entertainments consisting of instrumental and vocal music and recitations. The generous applause which was accorded them was evidence of the satisfaction with which the work of this talented family of bind musicians and entertainers was received.
1890 GRAPHIC: John Carothers suffered a slight para lytic stroke while attending church. The Gladstone Comedy Co. gave a play at the opera house. George Curry of Olena was reported as having sold 20 head of grade and full-blood Holstein cattle to parties from the city of Mexico for the consideration of $1,815. Delegations from Kirkwood, Smithshire and Media were present to assist in the organization of Geo. W. Evans Post of the G.A.R.
VILLAGE BOARD PROCEEDINGS: Feb.5th-The Stronghurst Village Board met Friday evening with president Curry in the chair. The following bills were presented and audited: W.L.Spiker, salary as marshall and killing one dog, $41; M.F.T.Schierbaum, January lights and renewals, $66.10; Keener Bros., hard coal, $10.23; Gast Bank Note Co., printing, $25.00Ñ totaling $142.33.
The complaint received in regard to refuse being thrown on Nichols Street on south side of Towler's store was referred to the street and alley committee. Feb.8th-As the election for waterworks bond issue passed, the board proceeded to advertise the sale of said bonds. Feb.15th-Opened seal bids for bonds and rejected all bids.
Mr. Grace of Chicago, a representative of Bolger, Mosser and Willaman, made a verbal offer of a premium of $590 on the 6 % bonds and 1 per cent interest on deferred payments and an offer of $212 premium on 5 ¸ % bonds. The board accepted the latter. Feb.23-Found that the 51/2% bonds not legal accepted the 6% bonds.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Dr. Tillotson came down from Moline to help his wife prepare for a sale of stock and household effects. The family will be joining him in Moline. Glean Kimmet, the youth found guilt of stealing a horse from Jos. White was sentenced by Judge Robinson to 30 days imprisonment in the county jail. The youth of the offender, the fact that he apparently did not realize that taking the horse in the way he did constituted a grave offense and the further fact that his family is to a great extent dependent upon him for support induced the judge to show some leniency in the matter of punishment. J. W. Stine and H. N. Vaughn were in Chicago where as agents for the Haynes automobile they bought one and drove it back to Stronghurst. They have made a deal for the old Mayfield livery barn which they will use as a storage room for their cars.
OLD GLADSTONE RESIDENT DIES: Mrs. H. J. MacGregor Williams, 87 years of age, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Will Carmichiel. She was born in Indiana in 1828 and moved to East St.Louis before coming to the Colona area of Henderson County. Some 50 years ago she united with the South Henderson Church and some time after became a charter member of the Gladstone U. P. Church. She was united in marriage to George Williams in 1857 and to this union were born 5 children: Oscar of California, George of S.Dakota, Mrs. Ida Former of Washington, Mrs. Edith Carmichiel of Gladstone, and Mrs. Luella of Los Angles, Calif. She is the last of the war widows. Mr. Williams was in killed at Stonypoint, Arkansas and buried there in 1864. The funeral was held at the home with interment at South Henderson Cemetery.
In Carman vicinity the Pete Good family have moved to the farm vacated by Mark Bradway who has rented his place in town to Joe Coats. Mrs. Will Guinn died at her home in Burlington of consumption. Mrs. Giunn was formally Miss Hanna Stimpson of Shokokon. (Notice that the last name is spelled two ways. Obviously, proofreading was haphazard at this time.) She leaves to mourn her departure a husband and little girl about 7 years old, besides a mother, step-father and several sisters and brothers. The body was brought to Carman for the funeral at the church. The George McCannon family have moved back from Missouri.
JOHN CRANE DIES: Mr. John C. Crane passed away at his home in Carman on the morning of March 9, 1915. He was the son of George and Amelia CURTS Crane and was born and reared to manhood on a farm two miles south of Carman on which he spent the most of his life. On March 25, 1865 he enlisted in Co.G 58th Ill. Inf. Vol. And served one year being discharged on March 24, 1866 at Montgomery, Ala. He was united in marriage to Mary Hedges Dec. 31, 1869, who died Oct. 16, 1904, to this union were born five children, three of whom died in infancy.
The surviving ones are William, who resides in Rodondo Beach, Cal., and Mrs. Daisy Babcook of Carman. Mr. Crane Married Mrs. Alice M. Moore on Oct.15, 1908, who survives him. He was a member of the Carman M.E. Church, a man of strict integrity and firm convictions, a kind husband and father and held in high esteem by his neighbors. Funeral services were held at the church.