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These are in loose alpha order by the first surname mentioned in the story
 

 

Dr. Wm. Austin, and wife of Abilene Kansas, are visiting their father A. B. Austin, Sr.  [Paris Weekly Gazette, Paris, Edgar Co., Illinois Monday April 30, 1877]

County Clerk Baber sent to the secretary of state, last week, for thirty-three commissions, that being the number of justices of the peace in the county.
 [Paris Weekly Gazette, Paris, Edgar Co., Illinois Monday April 30, 1877]

The Misses Hattie and Lottie Bradshaw, of Paris, Illinois, visited Mrs. Dr. J.W. Byers the fore part of this week.
[The Charleston Plaindealer, Thursday June 23 1887]

R.W. Brooks did business in Kansas Monday
[Ashmore news from The Charleston Plaindealer, Friday, April 11, 1890]

Thomas Chandler of Oakland, spent holidays with his sister, Mrs. Snowden Clark.
[Paris Gazette, Paris, Edgar Co., Illinois Wednesday January 4, 1882]

Ebenezer David, of Edgar county, after having chewed tobacco for forty years, has quit in disgust. He has contracted for the printing of one thousand copies of a sermon against the vile weed, which he intends to distribute among his neighbors.
["Illinois State Chronicle" (Decatur, Illinois ), March 27 1856 - submitted by Nancy Piper]

Willard E. Davis left last Tuesday for Cedarvale, Kan., to go into the stock raising business, and will probably make that state his home.
 [Paris Gazette, Paris, Edgar Co., Illinois Wednesday December 6, 1882]

Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Greathouse, of Dudley, Edgar county, Ill., have been with Jas. Bogie and family for a few days.  [The Mt. Sterling advocate.(Mt. Sterling, Ky.), September 04, 1907]


Dr. Will Green, the dentist, has concluded to remove to Minneapolis shortly after the holidays.
 [Paris Gazette, Paris, Edgar Co., Illinois Wednesday December 6, 1882]


Mr. Geo. W. Henry and wife of Chicago, were in the city last Thursday, making a settlement with John Moss, guardian of the wife of Mr. Henry. She was a Miss Florence Chrisman before her marriage.
 [Paris Weekly Gazette, Paris, Edgar Co., Illinois Monday April 30, 1877]

Mrs. E.A. Jenkins visited in Kansas the first of the week.
[The Charleston Plaindealer, April 12, 1889]

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hall returned from Paris, Illinois where they attented the funeral of the former's stepfather Mr. Leroy Wiley.
[Lexington Herald February 19 1910 - Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer]

John Helton, of Edgar county, Ill., is about to close a deal for a farm of 100 acres near Terre Haute.  Mr. Helton left Kentucky many years ago.  He used to live at Maytown. [The Hazel Green Herald (Hazel Green, Wolfe County, Ky.), August 27, 1903]


Miss Mollie Link, of Paris, was visiting her brothers in this city last week.
[The Charleston Plaindealer, Thursday, April 20, 1882]

Mr. Vina A. Lowe, of the Edgar County Drug Store, visited his parents at Ascension, Ill., last Saturday and Sunday.
 [Paris Gazette, Paris, Edgar Co., Illinois Wednesday December 6, 1882]

Knights of Honor.-- Mrs. Lizzie McAchran, has purchased the Cawood property at the west end of Prairie street. She was the wife of John McAchran, city treasurer of Mattoon. In August of last year he took membership in Eureka Lodge, Knights of Honor, in that city with every prospect of a long life. A few weeks ago he died, after long weeks of suffering, from Typhoid fever. His wife received the two thousand dollars due her, has bought a home in this city, and by her husband's foresight, will be able to care for herself and her infant child. [Paris Gazette, Wednesday Morning April 10, 1878.]

C. E. McCord, A. A. Riddle, J. W. Fisher and James O. Hall are mentioned as among the possible appointments for city Marshall.  
[Paris Weekly Gazette, Paris, Edgar Co., Illinois Monday April 30, 1877]

Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Newman visited friends in Paris Sunday.
[Oakland news from The Charleston Plaindealer, Friday, April 11, 1890]

Terre Haute, Ind. - President J. Parrish, Edgar County National Bank at Paris, Ill., recieved live alligator from friend in Florida by parcel post. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), January 28, 1913, ]


Mrs. Peabody and daughter, Mrs. Propst, of Paris, visited in the city Monday and Tuesday.
[Oakland news from The Charleston Plaindealer, Friday, April 11, 1890]

Mrs. Amanda Poorman, of Charleston, spent last Thursday with her sister, Mrs. James Shoaff. [Paris Gazette, Paris, Edgar Co., Illinois Wednesday January 3, 1883]

J.H. Poulson did business in Kansas Tuesday. [Ashmore news from The Charleston Plaindealer, Friday, April 11, 1890]

Dr. D. T. Stewart, superintendent of schools elect has removed to Paris and established his office in the rear of the law office of Cusick & Humphrey, south side of square  
[Paris Gazette, Paris, Edgar Co., Illinois Wednesday December 13, 1882]

Mr. Leroy Wiley, of Paris, Ill., was in our city Tuesday and made a friendly call at the Plaindealer office.
[The Charleston Plaindealer, Thursday June 23 1887]

Mrs. D. Wilson visited her husband, Prof. Wilson, at Alton, last week, where he has been teaching large classes in music.



News from Kansas

[Charleston Plaindealer on Saturday, April 14, 1888]










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