The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1916
Stronghurst Graphic, Nov.9, 1916
BIG CROWD AT REVIVAL: Charles Head and wife, evangelists from Kewanee, Ill., begin a series of evangelistic meetings in the Stronghurst M.E.Church Sabbath evening. Mrs. Head, who preaches the Gospel with great earnestness and power and in a manner calculated to carry conviction to the hearts of her hearers, has charge of the preaching while Mr. Head directed the singing and assisted in other ways in the meetings.
The church was filled to its capacity on Sabbath evening and although the weather has been somewhat unpropitious since, the interest aroused is causing the meeting to be well attended. They will probably be continued throughout the month of November, or longer, depending on the interest manifested.
1890 GRAPHIC: M. Belden of Galesubrg had leased the elevator here formerly operated by Peoria parties and begun the buying of grain with E.B.Campbell in charge. Business was started with the purchase of 20,000 bushels of corn from John Stine. On the night of Nov.9 a Lake Forest stockman by the name of Dusenberry stepped from a freight train standing on the trestle bridge just west of town and fell to the ground below, a distance of 30 feet, breaking an arm, collar bone and three ribs besides sustaining other severe bruises. A young son of Newton Kern of Terre Haute neighborhood was fatally injured by being kicked by a horse. P.Dewit Johnson had just purchased 120 acres of land northeast of Stronghurst from the Fort brothers for a consideration of $5,000.
CORRECITON ON GEORGE DETRICK OBITUARY: Corrections in the obituary of Mr. George Detrick which appeared last week should read: Mr. Detrick was 68 years, 3 months and 6 days old and he was the father of 9 children instead of 7. In regard to his church affiliations, the article should have read: He was a regular communicant of the M.E.Church.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Dr. Frank Evans of Springfield is spending time with his mother, Mrs. Sarah Y.Evans at Decorra. Mrs. J.H.Strodtmann has given up her residence on the farm near Decorra and is now making her home with Dr. and Mrs. I.F.Harter. Mrs. J.E Hardin left for Indianapolis in response to a telegram announcing the serious illness from typhoid fever of her daughter, Ruth Borst, who has been making her home with relative and attending school there.
***OBITIUARY***MARY COOPER: Mrs. Mary Cooper, a highly respected lady, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Baker at 509 Elm St., Burlington, Iowa on Wednesday. She had been ailing for some time, but her condition was not considered serious. The news of her death came as a shock to her relatives and friends around Gladstone. The remains were brought to Gladstone Thursday and taken to her late home. The funeral was held Friday at the M.E.Church with the body laid to rest in the Oquawka Cemetery.
Mary Ranson Cooper was born March 18, 1854 near Galesburg and had lived practically all her life in this vicinity. She was united in marriage to Frank Cooper and to this union four children were born:Samuel A. Cooper of Galesburg, Edward A. Cooper of Gladstone, Mrs. Harry Baker of Burlington, and Mrs. Fred Galbraith of Gladstone.
OLENA OBSERVATIONS: The M.E.Sabbath School will give a hard times social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Justice. Now, don't come looking too much "dolled up" or you will have to pay a fine and on the other hand, if you are looking exceedingly "tacky" you may get a prize.
Late word received from the Galesburg hospital reports Mrs. Lon Simpson as being very low, with no hope of recovery. Her brother, John Schroeder of Arcadia, Nebr.is here to spend a few days with her. Mr. Lant and pupils gave a nice entertainment at Pleasant Hill School last Friday evening, which was well attended.
The cafeteria lunch was soon disposed of and several dollars taken in, which will be used for a school library.
Quite a number of gentlemen who are interested had an old time wood sawing recently for the M.E.Church. Mr. McCannon generously donating the wood. Another bunch of men made a wood sawing and hauling for Allen Booten, who remains very poorly. Mr. Charles Diehl, a brother-in-law of Mr. Booten's wishes to thank one and all who contributed in money or work for the family. Back from Canada are Elmer Carlson and Melvin Schroeder.
CARMAN CONCERNS: Bert Bundy and wife are rejoicing over the arrival of a new son. The election passed off very quietly here with 36 women voting a republican ticket and 26 a democratic one, but quite a few did not vote. Miss Lena Dixon left for Iowa City where she takes up the duties of a nurse. There will be a pie social at the M.W.A.Hall with proceeds going to the Sunday School. Married Thursday night at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. William Bigger and wife, their eldest daughter, Miss Rosa to Mr. John Guinn.