Cook County, Illinois
Quaker Monthly Meeting Minutes

Blue Island Monthly Meeting, Illinois
(Established 1893)

Record books: Minutes, 1893-1894

©2005 Transcribed by Kim Torp


[Note: Refer to the Abbreviation Key to help make sense of these records]

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Charter Members:
Date: 06 May 1893
Comment: Charter Members: Cert issued for the following to Blue Island MM, IL:

Allen, George W & Rebecca J Farquhar, Francis & Hannah Ann & ch Nellie R Farquhar, Henry B, w Mary Ada & ch Edith Melrone Farquhar Farquhar, Milton J, w Laurena Hunt & ch Rebecca Abi & Frances Hunt Farquhar Hunt, Thomas Elwood Hadley, Jonathan, w Mary F & ch Florence E Hunt, F Clarkson, w Marianna & ch Elma Ethaleen, Eva I & Iva E Gladdis, May & Herbert Bailey Hunt Kenyon, Achsa C Kenworthy, Charles H, w Cynthia Anna & ch M Ethel & Perry M Nordyke, Edgar M, w Hattie Farquhar, Milton Henry, Almeda H Wooten, Lucinda Wooten, William S, w Docia S & ch Bertha


Date: 06 Jun 1894
Comment: Blue Island MM to be laid down and its mbrp trans to Chicago MM (?)

Date: 06 May 1893
Name: George W Allen
Spouse: Rebecca J
Family's Comments: gct Blue Island MM, IL

Date: 06 Jun 1894
Name: George W Allen
Spouse: Rebecca J
Family's Comments: gct Laurence MM, KS

Date: 05 Jul 1893
Name: Arthur B Chilson
Comments: rocf Hubbard MM, IA, dtd (?)

Date: 02 May 1894
Name: H B Chilson
Comments: gct Indianola MM, IA

Date: 06 May 1893
Name: Francis Farquhar
Spouse: Hannah Ann
Child Name: Nellie R Farquhar
Family's Comments: gct Blue Island MM, IL

Date: 07 Jun 1893
Name: Francis Farquhar
Spouse: Hannah A
Family's Comments: apptd Elders

Date: 06 Jun 1894
Name: Francis Farquhar
Spouse: Hannah Ann
Child Name: Nellie R Farquhar
Family's Comments: gct Chicago MM, IL

Date: 06 May 1893
Name: Henry B Farquhar
Spouse: Mary Ada
Child Name: Edith Melrose Farquhar
Family's Comments: gct Blue Island MM, IL

Date: 06 Jun 1894
Name: Henry B Farquhar
Spouse: Mary Ada
Child Name: Edith Melrose Farquhar
Family's Comments: gct Chicago MM, IL

Date: 07 Jun 1893
Name: Lauranna Hunt Farquhar
Comments: appt Assistant Clerk

Date: 06 May 1893
Name: Milton J Farquhar
Spouse: Laurena Hunt
Child: Rebecca Abi Farquhar
Child: Frances Hunt Farquhar
Family's Comments: gct Blue Island MM, IL

Date: 07 Jun 1893
Name: M J Farquhar
Comments: appt Clerk

Date: 06 Jun 1894
Name: Milton J Farquhar
Spouse: Laurenna Hunt
Child: Rebecca Abi Farquhar
Child: Francis Hunt Farquhar
Family's Comments: gct Chicago MM, IL

Date: 06 May 1893
Name: May Gladdis
Spouse: Herbert Bailey Hunt
Family's Comments: gct Blue Island MM, IL

Date: 06 May 1893
Name: Jonathan Hadley
Spouse: Mary F
Child Name: Florence E Hadley
Family's Comments: gct Blue Island MM, IL

Date: 06 Jun 1894
Name: Jonathan Hadley
Spouse: Mary F
Child Name: Florence E Hadley
Family's Comments: gct Chicago MM, IL

Date: 06 May 1893
Name: F Clarkson Hunt
Spouse: Marianna
Child: Elma Ethaleen Hunt
Child: Eva I Hunt
Child: Iva E Hunt
Family's Comments: gct Blue Island MM, IL

Date: 07 Jun 1893
Name: Clarkson Hunt
Spouse: Marianna
Family's Comments: apptd Elders

Date: 02 May 1894
Name: E Ethaleen Hunt
Comments: gct Whittier MM, CA

Date: 02 May 1894
Name: T C Hunt
Spouse: fam (?)
Family's Comments: gct Whittier MM, CA

Date: 06 May 1893
Name: Thomas Elwood Hunt
Comments: gct Blue Island MM, IL

Date: 06 Jun 1894
Name: Thomas Elwood Hunt
Comments: gct Chicago MM, IL

Date: 06 May 1893
Name: Charles H Kenworthy
Spouse: Cynthia Anna
Child: M Ethel Kenworthy
Child: Perry M Kenworthy
Family's Comments: gct Blue Island MM, IL

Date: 06 Jun 1894
Name: Charles H Kenworthy
Spouse: Cynthia Anna
Child: M Ethel Kenworthy
Child: Perry M Kenworthy
Family's Comments: gct Chicago MM, IL

Date: 06 May 1893
Name: Achsa C Kenyon
Comments: gct Blue Island MM, IL

Date: 06 Dec 1893
Name: Achsa C Kenyon
Comments: gct Indianapolis MM, IN

Date: 05 Jul 1893
Name: J Ira Messenger
Comments: rocf Wilmington MM, OH, dtd (?)

Date: 06 Jun 1894
Name: J Ira Messenger (Messinger)
Comments: gct Chicago MM, IL

Date: 06 May 1893
Name: Edgar M Nordyke
Spouse: Hattie Farquhar; Milton Henry; Almeda H
Family's Comments: gct Blue Island MM, IL

Date: 06 Jun 1894
Name: Edgar M Nordyke
Spouse: Hattie Farquhar
Child: Milton Henry Nordyke
Child: Almeda H Nordyke
Family's Comments: gct Chicago MM, IL

Date: 06 Dec 1893
Name: Bertha Peelle
Comments: rocf Clear Creek MM, OH, dtd 09 Sep 1893

Date: 06 Jun 1894
Name: Bertha Peelle
Comments: gct Chicago MM, IL

Date: 06 Dec 1893
Name: Jesse Peelle
Spouse: Margaretta C
Child: Clara S Peelle
Child: William Ruskin Peelle
Family's Comments: rocf Clear Creek MM, OH, dtd 09 Sep 1893

Date: 06 Jun 1894
Name: Jessie Peelle
Spouse: Margaretta
Child: Clara S Peelle
Child: William Ruskin Peelle
Family's Comments: gct Chicago MM, IL

Date: 06 Jun 1894
Name: Benton T Wollam
Comments: gct Chicago MM, IL

Date: 06 May 1893
Name: Grace Wollam (Woolam)
Spouse: Benton T
Family's Comments: rolf 3rd Presby Ch, Cincinnati, OH, dtd 05 Apr 1893

Date: 06 Jun 1894
Name: Grace T Wollam (Wolland)
Comments: gct Chicago MM, IL

Date: 06 May 1893
Name: Lucinda Wooten
Comments: gct Blue Island MM, IL

Date: 06 May 1893
Name: William S Wooten
Spouse: Docia S
Child Name: Bertha Wooten
Family's Comments: gct Blue Island MM, IL

Date: 07 Feb 1894
Name: William S Wooten
Spouse: Docia S
Child: Bertha Wooten
Child: Lucinda Wooten
Family's Comments: gct Vermilion Grove MM, IL

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ABBREVIATION KEY
Some Frequently used Quaker abbreviations:

altm = at liberty to marry
apd = attending places of diversion
apd = appointed, appealed
apt = appointed
att = attached to, attended
b = born
BG = burial grounds
btw = between
bur = buried
bef = before
c = circa, about
cem = cemetery
cert = certificate
cd = contrary to the Discipline
ch = child, children, church
chm = condemned his/her misconduct
chr = charter
co = chosen overseer (s), county
com = complained, complained of
comm = committee
comp = complained, complained of
con = condemned
ct = certificate, certificate to
d = died, day
dau = daughter
dec = deceased
dis = disowned, disowned for
div = divorced
dp = dropped plain dress and/or speech
dr = drinking spiritous liquor to excess
drpd = dropped
dt = daughter, daughters
dtd = dated
e = east
end = endorsed
FBG = Friends burial grounds
fam = family
form = formerly
fr = from
Frds = Friends
gc = granted certificate
gct = granted certificate to
gl = granted letter
glt = granted letter to
gr dau = grand daughter
gr s = grand son
Gr Yd = grave yard
h or hus = husband
j = joined
jas = joined another society
JP = justice of the peace
ltm = liberated to marry, left at liberty to marry
lvd = lived
lvg = living
m = marry, married, marrying, marriage, month
mbr = member
mbrp = membership
mcd = married contrary to Discipline
MG = minister of the Gospel
MH = meeting house, church
mi = miles
MM = monthly meeting
mos = married out of society
mou = married out of unity
mt = married to
mtg = meeting
mvd = moved
n = north
na = not attending meeting
neg att = neglecting attendance
nmn = no middle name
NW Terr = Northwest Territory
O = Orthodox, Ohio
ou = out of unity
PM = preparative meeting
PO = post office address
prc = produced a certificate
prcf = produced a certificate from
prob = probably
Qkr = Quaker
QM = quarterly meeting
rcd = recorded
rec/rcd = receive, received
recrq = received by request
relfc = released from care for
relrq = released by request
rem = remove, removed
ret = returned, retired (rarely used)
ret mbrp = retained membership
rev = reversed
rm = reported married
rmt = reported married to
roc = received on certificate
rocf = received on certificate from
rol = received on letter
rolf = received on letter from
rpd = reported
rrq = request, requests, requested
rqc = requested certificate
rqct = requested certificate to
rqcuc = requested to come under care (of mtg.)
rst = reinstate, reinstated
s = son, south
sep = separated
sis = sister
temp = temporarily
transfrd = transferred
twp = township
uc = under care (of mtg)
unm = unmarried
upl = using profane language
w = wife, west
w/c = with consent of
wid = widow
w/pwr = with power
wrkd = worked
y = year
YM = yearly meeting

Disciplinary complaints consisted of: fiddling, dancing, drinking intoxicating liquor to excess, serving in the militia or other armed forces, using profane language, fighting, failure to meet financial obligations, marrying contrary to the order used by Friends, deviation from plainness in apparel or speech, joining another religious society, etc. Unless the offending member expressed sorrow for his misconduct and brought a signed paper condemning the same, he was usually "disowned".


Source Information: Quaker Records: Illinois Monthly Meetings. U.S.: s.n., 19--
[No author, publisher or date listed in this volume. Located at the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN]

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