Clark County Illinois
From Coles County Newspapers:
June 23, 1887
- Miss Ione Connelly, of near Westfield, is visiting the family of Mrs. G. B. Huber.
- Miss Myra Edman paid a visit to Miss Nellie Fasig, of Martinsville, during the past week. [The Charleston Plaindealer...Thursday June 23, 1887]
- On Tuesday of this week a stable belonging to James Dawson, near Westfield, was burned, together with two horses that were in it.
[The Charleston Plaindealer...Thursday June 23, 1887 - Sub by KT]
Thursday, July 28, 1887
- James Parkison and wife of near Charleston, visited relatives in the village Sunday and Monday last.
- John Endsley, we are sorry to say shows little signs of improvement. He is not able to be up yet.
- Grace, the little daughter of Polk Parker, who lives two and one-half miles south of town while playing with a dog, Wednesday, fell off his back and dislocated her elbow joint. Dr. Hall was called, the joint put in place and the little sufferer was doing well at last account. [The Westfield Palladium quoted by The Charleston Plaindealer...Thursday July 28, 1887]
- About a week ago Mr. Cash received a letter from his son Ed, in Kansas, saying he had forty acres of as good corn as ever grew out of the ground, that in another week would be in good roasting ears. This week Mr. Cash received another letter from him saying the hot winds had completely killed his corn and he would not have a nubbin from the whole field. [The Westfield Palladium quoted by The Charleston Plaindealer...Thursday July 28, 1887]
- Abraham Lincoln Watson and Miss Angeline Gross, of Westfield, were united in marriage, Wednesday, July 20th, at the residence of the officiating clergyman, A.Y. Graham.
[The Charleston Plaindealer...Thursday July 28, 1887 - Sub by K.T.]
Charleston Plain Dealer on Saturday April 14, 1888
- W. H. Hamell preached at Liberty, Saturday night and Sunday, last.
- Daniel Goble shipped a car load of hogs to Chicago Tuesday. He is also buying stock hogs at 4 cents.
- T. H. Hardy, Geo. Wallage and J. R. Steveson are the old students who arrived this week that we did not expect back this term.
- Jno. Laws returned from near Bloomington, Monday, where he had been assisting his brother in the management of a livery stable.
- Jno. Endsley's sale last week brought a good many people to town, also a good many dollars into his pocket; yet nothing went beyond value.
- Sunday afternoon about 3 o'clock a fire was discovered in the roof of the house opposite the college, now occupied by Rev. J. Love. However, it was extinguished with but little damage.
- Uncle Thomas White, an aged citizen of our village, was called away by Him who giveth life both here and hereafter, on last Thursday morning. He he lived until the 20th of May he would have been 88 years old. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. Chittendon at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Burnap, where he had for years made his home. Having passed through the greater part of the 19th century he was well posted in civil and political affairs. He remembered the war of 1812, and also more of the Blackhawk war.
- Mr. Briscoe, of Westfield, visited Kansas last week.
[Charleston Plain Dealer on Saturday April 14, 1888 - Sub by K.T.]
Friday April 11, 1890
- Rev. T. J. Thornton and family have moved to Casey.
- Mr. L. Perry removed his family from Casey to our village (Loxa, Coles Co.) this week.
[The Charleston Plaindealer...Friday April 11, 1890 - Sub by K.T.]
From The Newton Press, Jasper County, Illinois
July 19, 1893
Died at 110.
Clark County has lost her oldest citizen, James McCormick , of Darwin who was 110 years old in June. He was born in Virginia. He had been failing in health for many months. McCormick saw Gen. Washington in 1799 and retained a vivid recollection of the appearance of the "Father of His Country." He was for many years a soldier under Gen. W. H. Harrison. (Note: James McCormick is buried in the Darwin cemetery)
John Briscoe, a pioneer of Eastern Illinois and one of the original promoters of the C. & O.R. railroad, died at Westfield last week. July 19, 1893
July 26, 1893
Marshall, Ill., July 19 - Mrs. Caroline Dietz, one of the early pioneers of this region, died yesterday at the age of 81 years.[Newton Press, July 26, 1893 - Sub by K.T.]
Their Hearts Still Young.
J. J. Wilkerson, aged 66, and Mrs. Angeline Preston, 58, were married at Marshall. Forty-one years ago Mr. Wilkerson made his first matrimonial venture.[Newton Press, July 26, 1893 - Sub by K.T.]
An Awful Accident
Jordan Creasey, a young farmer boy, was run down by a mowing machine in Clark county, and both legs nearly severed. He will die.[Newton Press, July 26, 1893 - Sub by K.T.]
April 20, 1887
Hunt City -- Mr. Garrison, of Casey, proprietor of the Hunt City mill, will go to Marshall this week to attend court. [Newton Press, April 20, 1887 - Sub by K.T.]
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