Johnstown: C.L. Hill and family of this place are
visiting relatives in Indiana.
The Toledo Democrat Thursday August 7,1902 ]
Gar Borden, of Greenup, Ill., wants to know where he
can get a book entitled "The Wild Riders," being an
account of the First Kentucky Cavalry, which was
commanded by Colonel Wolford. Anyone able to give the
desired information is requested to address Mr. Borden
direct. [The Commoner, (Lincoln, Neb.), April 14,
1905, Page 14 - KT - Sub. by a FoFG]
A pretty home wedding occurred at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Ward near Hazel Dell Tuesday
evening, February 28, 1913, at 6:00 when Miss Mae Ward
became the wife of Mr. Charles Speakman. As Miss
Creighton played the wedding march, the happy couple
accompanied by Miss Maud Meeker and Mr. Sam Kelly, as
bridesmaid and best man, entered the parlor where
Elder A. J. McCash, in a beautiful and impressive
ceremony, pronounced them husband and wife. Only
a few near relatives and friends witnessed the
ceremony. After congratulations, dainty
refreshments were served. Mrs. Speakman is one
of Cumberland County's best teachers, and is a
beautiful young lady of many accomplishments and
estimable traits of character. she has resided
near Hazel Dell almost her entire life where she has
numerous friends. Mr. Speakman is a progressive
young farmer of the Timothy neighborhood where he has
lived all his life. He is one of the county's
best and most energetic citizens. Mr. and Mrs.
Speakman will reside near Timothy. The Press,
together with their many friends, take pleasure in
wishing them much success and happiness through
life. the bride and groom received many nice
presents from relatives and friends.
(Contributed by Hank Weaver for Genealogy Trails)
FAREWELL PARTY FOR MR. AND MRS. E. C. ELSON
Special to Journal Gazette
Trilla, Ill., Feb. 21,1916
Saturday evening a farewell party was held in honor of
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Elson and family at their home one
and three quarters miles east of Trilla. Mr. and Mrs.
Elson will soon move to a farm two and a half miles
northeast of Neoga, known as the John Cole place,
which they purchased a few months ago. An Oyster
supper was served by the True Blue Class and Rain or
Shine Class of the Central
There were seventy-two present including Mr. and Mrs.
R. T. Elson, Mr.and Mrs.John Haga, Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Brown, Tip Starwalt, Miss Helen Saull, Mr. and Mrs.
Grover Woodard, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Albin, Mr. and
Mrs. Irving Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Romeff, Mr.
and Mrs, Elmer Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hackley,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beals, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Gordon, Mr.
and Mrs, Ted Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. James Beals and
(Contributed by Robert (Bob) Young at
Mrs. John Seeley and baby were called to Toledo,
Saturday by the illness of her mother, Mrs. Eliza
Cather, West of Toledo. Toledo Democrat July 18,1918
Webster: Mrs. Mary Legg (of near Greenup) visited her
sister Mrs. Ed Jenkins. The Toledo Democrat July 18,
1918 (src: email@example.com)
WOULD BE BRIDE DEMANDS $50,000 APRIL 25, 1918
Illinois Woman Sues John F. Murray of Pocatello,
Charging Breach of Promise. Melissa A. Duensing of
Cumberland county, Illinois, has filed suit in the
United States district court in Boise" against John F.
Murray of Pocatello, demanding $50,000 damages for
alleged breach of promise.
This is the first case of the kind to be filed In the
United States court for this district so far as the
records at hand show. In her complaint filed through
an attorney Miss Duensing sets forth that November 25,
1916, In Pocatello, Idaho, Murray promised to marry
her in Portland, Oregon, about the middle of December,
1916. She claims she was on the ground, ready and
willing to marry and that she remained unmarried and
ready to carry out her part of the agreement until
Murray, unlawfully as the plaintiff claims, married
Elizabeth B. Robertson, September 1, 1817. Damages in
the amount of $50,000 are asked for this alleged
breach of promise.
Pleasant Grove: John Justice and wife spent Sunday
evening with Mrs. Perry Jenkins. Ed Jenkins was in
Charleston on Monday. The Toledo Democrat Thursday
Jan 6 1927 (Decatur Evening Herald)
Claude Robertson of Chicago spent Saturday and Sunday
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Denman in Greenup.
Miss Josephine Greeson of Toledo was in Greenup
Tuesday and from here she went to Terra Haute to visit
Mr. and Mrs. Clabe Metcalf and family left the first
of the week for Paris where they will make their home.
Mr. and Mrs. George Dillier and children returned
Thursday from a visit in Chicago with her father Clark
David Dooley left Tuesday for Taylorville where he has
Decatur Evening Herald Jan. 4, 1927
Ira Wilcox of Indianapolis came Saturday for a few
days visit here with relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs., Levi Rosecrans of Alton spent Saturday
and Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Green
Mr. and Mrs. John Heminghouse and children of Marshall
spent Saturday in Greenup with Mr. and Mrs. Light.
Clyde Benson and Miss Alma Gilbert return to their
home in Flint, Mich., after a few days visit here with
the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benson.
E.M. Kohler who has been in Springfield for the past
few weeks returned to Greenup Sunday.
Mrs. John Kilgore was a visitor in Matoon with
relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bowdy and Vernon Ozier of St. Louis
came Friday and spent until Sunday at the home of Mrs.
Minnie Ozier and family.
Dr. and Mrs. Guy Vincent left Saturday for their home
in Oklahoma City after a few day's visit in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jenuine.
Walter Cunningham of New York was in Greenup Friday
and Saturday visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Vanhorn and daughter left Friday
for their home in Paola, Kansas after a few day's
visit here at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. H.M. Winslow left Thursday for Evansville,
Indiana for a two weeks visit with relatives.
Mrs. Elisha Cissna and daughter Ella May returned to
their home in Altamont Sunday after a few days visit
here with relatives and friends.
Mrs. Della Calvert has returned to her home in
detroit, Mich., on account of the illness of her
Mrs. J.E. Reynolds and children of Effingham spent
Saturday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.M.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wood of Matoon came Friday for a
few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Finley Shore.
Mrs. Glen Shuey spent Sunday in Terre Haute with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gabel.
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Loving spent Sunday in Terre Haute
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brockman.
February 2 1927 Decatur Evening Herald
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Benson of Charleston spent the weekend
in Greenup at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Benson
and Mr. and Mrs. Lowrey Gabel.
Mr. and Mrs. P.E. Dora spent Sunday in Paris with Mr.
and Mrs. I.E. Sterling.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pierson spent Sunday in Casey with
Mrs. and Mrs. William Dixon.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cumrine Sunday morning , an
eight pound girl. They are living at the home of her
sister, Mrs. John Walls.
Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Miller visited in Casey Monday with
Mr. and Mrs. W.J. David, who will leave for Florida in
the very near future.
Charles Aldrich of Indianapolis, spent Sunday here at
the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Aldrich.
Mr. and Mrs. Ozro Jobe and Miss Oneita Perisho drove
to Terre Haute Sunday and spent the day with Miss Lela
Jobe and Miss Olive Perisho.
Mrs. Bertha Haughton was called to Charleston Saturday
on account of a serious illness of her mother, Mrs.
L.C. Markwell of Newman, was a business visitor
in Greenup Saturday.
H.B. Townsend of Casey was a business visitor in
Greenup Thursday of last week.
Raymond Kline of Windsor, visited over the weekend
with his mother, Mrs. Ben Byers and family.
Miss Helen Carson and Miss Ernestine Bancroft, who was
attending the University of Illinois, are spending the
between the semesterx vacation with their parents,
GREENUP GIRL AND URBANA MAN MARRY THURSDAY EVENING
Miss Ellen Bonnell and Bud Nunamaker Are Married in
GREENUP, Jan. 29—At a pretty wedding ceremony at 8:30
o'clock, Thursday evening In Mattoon, at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Bonnell, their only daughter, Miss
Ellen, became the bride of Bud Nunamaker. Rev. John
Codd officiated, with only the immediate relatives
greatest blessings by delegating present.
K. L. Bonnell of St. Louis, an uncle of the bride, was
best man and Mrs. G. P. Nunamaker of Toledo,
sister-in-law of the bridegroom, was matron of honor.
Immediately after the ceremony a three course dinner
was served to the members of the bridal party. The
pink and white motif was effectively used. The
centerpiece was a large bouquet of pink roses.
Mr. and Mrs. Nunamaker departed on a wedding trip to
visit relatives in Vandalia, St. Louis and other
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G, S. Bonnell
of Mattoon. She waa gratuated from Mattoon High
school. In the class of 1925 and from the Utterback
Business college In the class of 1926. For the past
two years she has been employed as stenographer and
bookkeeper for the Inter City Investment association
of Mattoon. Mr. Nunamaker is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Nunamaker, formerly of Greenup. He was graduated
from Greenup High school In the class of 1923. For the
past three years he haa been employed in Mattoon in
the office of the Mattoon Ice Cream and Dairy Co., but
recently he was transferred to Urbana, as manager of
the Urbuna Ice Cream Co. They will make their home at
901 South First street, Roland apartment, Champaign.
Decatur Evening Herald Sunday, January 29, 1928,
FAREWELL SOCIAL IN GREENUP HOME
GREENUP, Aug. 30.—Members of the Christian Endeavor
enjoyed a farewell social in the home of Miss Reva
Holsapple Monday evening in honor of those who will be
leaving or their respective schools soon.
Those of the group that will leave are. Reva Holsapple
to Chicago, Helen Carson to Urbana, Clara Rodeaangh to
Indianapolis, Blanche Nichols to Pekin, Hildred Peters
to Bloomington, Alma Jones to Greencastle, Betty Broom
to Florida, Marshall Holt to Urbana, and LeRoy Allen
A family reunion was held Sunday in the home of Mr.
and Mrs John Brown. At noon dinner was served.
Ed Weaver and daughter, Louise of Evansville, Ind.,
spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. John Russell Mr.
Weaver is a brother of Mrs. Glessell.
The home of Mr. and Mrs, Carl Bosworth was nearly
destroyed by fire Wednesday evening.
Decatur Herald Friday Evening August 31, 1928
Casey Girl Bride Of Greenup Man
Casey—Casey and Greenup should be better friends than
ever before since two of their finest young people
have joined hearts and hands in their walk through
life. Ebb Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglass
Williams and a native ot Greenup, was married Apr. 12
at the home of his sister, Mrs. Elmer E. Cloud, in
Greenup to Eleanor Ewing, only daughter of Mrs. Ethel
Ewing and the late Newton Ewing of Casey.
Mr. Williams attended the Greenup public schools and
also received three years high school training. At
present he is employed with the Ettlebrick shoe
factory in Greenup.
Mrs. Williams also attended the Casey public schools
and completed a four years' course in the Casey high
school, graduating in 1928. She is employed with the
Ettlebrick shoe factory in Casey. The bride is one of
Casey's most charming and popular girls.
The couple is at present residing with the bride's
mother in Casey.
The Decatur Junior Review May 31, 1930
by Genealogy Trails