The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

The 1917 Graphic

Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1917

Stronghurst Graphic:, June 28, 1917 

TRAMPLED BY A HORSE: Russell White, the 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe White of the north country, was seriously hurt last Monday evening at his home by being trampled upon by a horse which he was attempting to feed.

The lad entered the stable with a basket of corn, coming alongside the horse from the rear. The animal, which had always been considered gentle, was evidently taken unawares by the sudden appearance of the boy and either kicked or struck him down. The parents heard the boy's cries and ran to the stable as quickly as possible, where they found him lying beneath the frightened animal.

He was quickly dragged out of reach of the hoofs of the horse and was found to have sustained several severe contusions, the most serious being two scalp wounds. Medical aid was summoned and the scalp wounds closed by means of several stitches. The lad lapsed into unconsciousness at intervals during the following night and the doctor fears that there was some injury to the brain.

***OBITUARIES***JOHN J. SUTER: John J. Suter died at his home in

Kirkwood last Saturday evening after an illness of about 3 months. The deceased was one of Warren County's most respected and honored citizens. He was a Civil War veteran enlisting in 1861 and serving the duration of the war.

Just previous to Sherman's march to the sea, Mr. Suter was made a prisoner by the rebs and was incarcerated in the Andersonville prison, where for a period of eight and a half months he endure the hardships and privations which were the lot of those who were unfortunate enough to be confined in that notorious prison. (Read Andersonville by MacKinley Cantor to learn about this infamous prison.)

Mr. Suter was 76 years of age; his wife was Miss Ida M. Vosburg and their marriage took place in 1876. Two children were born: Mrs. R.W.Park of Media and Dell Suter of Kirkwood, both of whom survive. The deceased was a faithful member of the United Presbyterian church and funeral services were held there with interment in Center Grove Cemetery.

***R.G.RANNEY***Royal G. Ranney, well known as one of the foremost breeders of Hereford cattle in the country died at his home near Little York last Sunday morning following an attack of grip which occurred in the early spring and from which he never fully recovered.

Mr. Ranney was 63 years of age and is survived by his wife, two sons and two adopted daughters, all living at home and by one brother, Jerry Ranney of near Little York. Funeral services were held in the Belmont Church and interment in the Belmont Cemetery.

WEDDING BELLS-JOHNSON & KERN: On June 12th Miss Laura Kern and Mr. John Johnson both of Decorra neighborhood were married. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Zerah Kern of Decorra and is a graduate of Stronghurst High School. She recently closed a term of teaching near Little York. The groom is a farmer on one of the Evans farms.

WETTERLING & GIESEKER: Ellsworth Wetterling and Miss Margie Gieseker of Terre Haute were married June 21, 1917. The bride is a daughter of Charles Geiseker and one of Terre Haute's most estimable young ladies. Ellsworth is a prosperous farmer of the Terre Haute country.

LOCAL AND AREA HAPPENINGS: Miss Grace Marshall left for her future home in Boise, Idaho. Quite a number of friends helped little Nancy Finley celebrate her fourth birthday at her home. Oquawka's second annual Chautauqua is being held this week and is proving a big success. Perry Cooper and R.W.Upton were in northern Wisconsin on a land inspection trip.

They spent some time at Ladysmith, Wis., which they report to be a very flourishing city of only a few years existence and is situated in a section that has a promising future. Some six or eight of our local "good Samaritans" took it upon themselves to go to the J.C.Flatley place and clean up and give the "once over" to Jim's garden which was becoming rather weedy during his enforced absence at the Topeka, Kans. Hospital.

The good fellowship club of business and professional men and farmers of this community, known as the B.B.Club, is enjoying its annual day's outing at the river near Carman today.

The army exemption board for Henderson County as announced from Washington will be composed of James M. Kilgore, Everett L. Werts of Oquawka and Dr. W.D. Henderson of Biggsville. Sgt. Wesley E. Doxsee, recruiting officer for the regular army, was in the village, but so far did not succeed in enlisting any volunteers for the service of Uncle Sam.

Attorney Clifford Warner of LaHarpe has rented 80 acres of ground which he expects to have sown to navy beans by the 4th of July. The seed will cost something like $12 per bushel, but at the present price, a fair crop should put LaHarpe's attorney well up in the millionaire class.