Genealogy Trails

 Hardin County, Illinois


May 1955

Source: Hardin County Independent News

Ray Keeling, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Keeling, and Virgie Riggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Riggs, were married on May 28 at the bride’s home in Cave In Rock. Mr. Keeling courted his sweetheart, riding to her house on horseback or in a buggy. They had six children. He was a spar miner and she was a homemaker.

A daughter, Theresa Elaine, was born on May 24 at the hospital in Rosiclare to Mr. and Mrs. Duward Spees.

Classified advertisement: Buy your daily and Sunday newspapers at Hearell’s Cafe. Freddy Anderson, Elizabethtown.

Leslie Gene was born on May 19 at Hardin County General Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Keeton, Jr.

Andrew Foster was advertising his shoe shop for sale in Rosiclare.

Zane Grey’s “Sunset Pass” was showing at the Ohio Theatre in Cave In Rock starring James Warren, Jane Greer, and Steve Brodie.

Advertisement: Wreaths for Decoration Day at Ben Franklin Store, Rosiclare.

Forty people were baptized in the Ohio River on the river front of Elizabethtown on Sunday, May 29. A basket dinner preceded the baptisms. Pastors were Thomas Guest, Dorrisville; Clifford Bennett, Eldorado; Harry and Roy Carr, Golconda and Union.

Pvt. Bobbie D. Brazell, son of Mrs. Cora L. Brazell, Rosiclare, was stationed in Germany and assigned to the Berlin Command.

Maurice Rendleman in the Navy had served around Formoas but was then transferred to a base in San Diego, CA.

Carolyn Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Young, Elizabethtown, became engaged to Walter Lee, son of Mrs. Clarence, Lee, Rosiclare.

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” starring James Stewart was showing at the Capitol Theatre, Rosiclare.

The Elizabethtown Ranger District held an open house commemorating the Golden Anniversary of the United States Forest Service. Ranger Marvin Marshall put together some exhibits. Forest Supervisor and Mrs. E. N. Lee of Harrisburg attended among other guests.

A son, James Elmer, was born on May 14 at the Rosiclare hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dixon of Cave In Rock.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Davis of Elizabethtown announced the birth of a son, David Michael, on May 13 at Hardin County General Hospital.

Danny Kaye was the star of the movie, “Knock On Wood” showing at the Harrisburg Drive-In Theatre.

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