The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1915
Stronghurst Graphic, July 22, 1915
I. V. D. Perrine returned from Kansas and says that the season there has been wetter even than here and that much of the small grain will be lost. The 100 ft. riser pipe for the village water supply tank was raised and placed in position. The pipe, which is four feet in diameter, was riveted together on the ground and raised to position by means of ropes running through tackle blocks attached to the top of the steel tower. The power was furnished by a winch manned by four men and by two teams of horses.
About three hours time was consumed in getting the heavy structure safely inside the braces of the tower and the operations were watched with a great deal of interest by a large crowd of spectators. Sherman Wagy is employed in the shops of the Santa Fe R.R. in Texas.
Wm. Marshall Brook, son of the late J.W.Brook, is visiting old friends after spending some 15 or 20 years in Alaska and other parts of the Northwest. Miss Marjorie Thompson has been employed as supervisor of music in the eight grades of the Oquawka public schools in connection with her work as teacher in the first primary room. She will receive a total salary of $75 per month.
Mr. Barlett Beers of the Lincoln Chautauqua Co. and J. R. Marshall of the local committee were distributing advertising matter about the country surrounding Stronghurst. E. F. Alexander, former postmaster and business man of Raritan, is now living at Monarch, Wyo. where he is the post master and also manager of the company store conducted by the Monarch Coal Mining Co. F. A.Gaddis, one of the old Henderson County pioneers, is now living at Villisca, Ia. He is ninety years of age and remarkably well preserved and active.
Mrs. Norman Grossman of Media area was operated on for gall stones at a Chicago hospital. The Stronghurst band boys have been motoring from town to town advertising the I.O.O.F. Picnic.