The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1917
Stronghurst Graphic, March 8, 1917
10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED: The home of Mr. And Mrs. Will Gibb a mile and a half south of Biggsville was the scene of a happy event Tuesday, Feb.27th when about 50 relatives and friends gathers to help them celebrate the tenth anniversary of their marriage. Their fine new home afforded a cozy place for guest to enjoy their visit. Shortly after 12 o'clock the usual dinner was served with the afternoon spent in a social visit. The company presented Mr. and Mrs. Gibb with a sum of money to be used for the purchase of a library table...
CLOVER RANCH SOLD: Mr. Lester Miller of Monmouth has sold his 711 acre Clover Ranch near Hopper to Milner Brown of Des Moines, Ia., who will put his two sons from Ames, Iowa Agricultural College in personal charge of the ranch and continue the development and increase the acreage of same to alfalfa, sweet clover, cow peas and other leguminous crops. At the present growing on the place are 25 acres of good alfalfa and over 60 acres of sweet clover. The seed from the sweet clover has proven profitable and the success with alfalfa proves it can be grown there.
WOMEN'S COMMUNITY CLUB MEETS: A very large crowd attended the regular meeting of the Women's Community Club. After the usual business was transacted, plans for the waiting room were discussed. Miss Hastings gave another parliamentary drill which was of real value to the members. The program was a book review of Mrs. Winifred Sackville Stoner's book, "Natural Education," given by Mrs. W.C.Ivins. Mrs. Stoner's ideas may not be in all respects the ideas accustomed to but she surely has a message for every thinking teacher and mother.
***OBITUARY*** MRS. R. A. LOMAX: Mrs. Armina Paul Lomax, widow of Robt. A. Lomax, died at her home in Burlington Sunday morning March 4, 1917. She was ill for a long time prior to her demise and was 72 years old. Her maiden name was Paul and she was born in New York state, June 6, 1842 coming West in her youth.
Her marriage to Robert A. Lomax occurred at Terre Haute, Ill., March 22, 1871. Mr. Lomax died in May 1915. Many years of their married life was spent at Lomax; the town derived its name from Mr. Lomax's father. Burial of the remains was in the Terre Haute Cemetery following a short service at Lomax.
LOCAL AND AREA HAPPENINGS: George Foote of Chillicothe was in town on business. He sold lots in Olena on which the Sam Black store building stood to Mrs. L.C.Allen. Allen Annegers shipped two car loads of cattle and one of hogs to Chicago. Dale Davis and Joe Peasley accompanied the shipment. Mr. Abe Magee was operated on for appendicitis at the Galesburg Hospital. (One did not dare have a stomach ache on the right side at this time as appendectomy was the fade operation of the times.
Hardly an issue of the paper was printed that did not list such an operation.) Mrs. Will Drew of Chamberlain, South Dakota died. Mr. A. L .Beaver who has been suffering with rheumatism for several months is at Mud Lava, Indiana. Henry Simmons who for several years has farmed the Nichols place west of town has moved into the J.R. Marshall place. Frank Johnson who bought the Nichols farm has move there.
Tom Dodds and Will Voorhees in company with Newt Vaughn took a shipment of Polled Hereford cattle to New Mexico. The group left Mr. Vaughn in Hot Springs, Arkansas. They report the Southwest as being in flourishing condition with a pleasing future for the cattle industry. Andrew Allison property has been sold to H.M.Allison who expects to make some improvements and make it his future home.
At the March meeting of the county board of supervisors the sum of $2000 was appropriated for the purpose of buying oil to be distributed amongst the several townships of the county for application on selected pieces of highways; the oil is to be distributed pro rata amongst the townships according to the taxable value of property in each and the arrangement being that each township receiving oil shall furnish an equal amount for the same purpose.
An appropriation of $150 was also made for the improvement of the road in the Mississippi bottom leading to the new wagon bridge across the river at Burlington. (MacArthur Bridge) George Barnett and family are now residents of Stronghurst having moved from their farm north of town into the Andrew Davis property in the village recently vacated by Jos. Dixson and family. J. Bert Watson of Ft.Collins, Colorado, accompanied a shipment of cattle from the Oliver Chandler ranch to the farm near Terre Haute. He says that he prefers traveling on a regular passenger train. H.F.McAllister resigned as Master of Chancery and Judge Grier appointed J.W.Gordon.
GLADSTONE GLEANINGS: Frank Kelly has rented the Willard Graham house and he and his bride will move there soon. Albert Hays moved his family down to the W.M.Brent place near the river. The home talent benefit for the village band netted $57. Gus Jacobs moved into the Whitmore house in the west part of town. Greeny Jacobs moved from the Fred Dutton place into a house in town near the lumberyard. The many friends of Mr. And Mrs. Wilson Curtis gave them a surprise party at their home. Mr. Willis Robbins loaded his household goods and stock into a car and took his departure for Missouri where he will farm during the coming season.
Everett Lewis moved out to the Samuel Galbraith farm south of town and will work for Mr. George Galbraith who bought the home place. Mr. Anderson from near Carthage moved to the Parridine Galbraith place and will farm the Fred Dutton place this year. Joe Logan sold his farm and moved to Monmouth.
KILLED BY A STREETCAR: Many will remember the African boy whom Rev. Sam McKeown brought with him when he returned from the "dark" continent" two years ago and whom he had with him during a visit to this place. The lad, who had been given the name of Oscar Sanfish, met his death at St.Louis last week by being run over by a street car. The victim was attending school there.
1892 GRAPHIC: A blizzard of unusual severity hit this section on March 9th and 10th. Robert A. Beckett, father of the late Joseph Beckett, died at his home in Golden, Ill., March 12 at the age of 84 years. Arrangements were being made to sink the gas well on the Brooks farm 50 or 100 feet deeper to see if the flow of gas could be re-established.
Dr. Brelsford, who went from Stronghurst to Colfax Springs, Iowa, with hope of recuperating his health, died at the home of his son at Grinnell, Ia. On March 14th . Mr. Newt Wolford and Miss Mary Larson were married at Decorra on March 10th. J.F.Curts, a wealthy citizen of Carman Township, was reported as having become insane. Farmers of the Colusa area lost about $5,000 when a man named Baily shipped out several thousand bushels of grains before paying for them.
STOLEN CAR FOUND IN TOWN: a Ford runabout which was taken from in front of the Monmouth Methodist Church last Sunday evening about 8 pm and for which a reward of $25.00 was offered by the owner, Noel Gettemy, living east of Monmouth, was found standing a few rods north of the Santa Fe station near the Stronghurst Lumber Company's sheds Tuesday morning by Mr. Guy Lanphere. Cards telling of the theft of the auto and giving license and engine numbers were received on Tuesday morning's mail. Mr. Lanphere who had noticed a car answering the description of the stolen vehicle standing all of the previous day near the depot, decided to investigate.
He found that the license number was missing, but that the engine number was the same as that given on the card. He at once telephoned the sheriff's office in Monmouth and received instruction to take the car to a garage and have it kept there until the owner could call for it. It was taken to the Stronghurst Motor Co. Garage, but up until this morning the owner had not arrived to claim his property. Mr. Lanphere who only recently recovered his own stolen car, stands in a fair way to get the reward.