G. B. Aaron, of Rutland, has moved his stock of household goods and implements to Risk, and will reside on his father's farm. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Mar. 16, 1900; sub. by PHG]
A Faithful Watchdog
Several years ago father was away from home several nights and our old faithful watchdog was allowed to remain in the house at night, but he never left the bedroom of my mother. He would go from one window to the other, place his fore-paws on the window bench and whine from there to mother's bed. Then he would put his paws on the edge of the bed just as though he was looking to see if mother was safe. After doing this several times he would settle himself on the floor in front of her bed. He would have been 16 years old had he lived until next spring but two years ago some hard-hearted man poisoned dear old Sheppy. My heart aches yet to stop and think of him as he was such a dear old faithful shepherd dog. Mary Adreon, Pontiac, Ill. [Prairie Farmer, 1 October 1912; Sub by Pam Geyer]
Mayor E. A. Agard, accompanied by his wife, has gone on a business, combined with pleasure, trip to new Orleans, La., and they expect to take in other southern cities before they return to Fairbury. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Nov. 14, 1902; sub. by PHG]
Wing: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Baehler and family, who live northeast of town, went to Convoy, O. to visit relatives and take a little vacation. They drove a brand new Dodge sedan and no doubt that will increase the pleasure of the outing, as the miles will be shorter as they glide along the different highways. [The Fairbury Blade, October 24, 1924; sub. by PHG]
Walter Baehler and children were Sunday guests at the Thomas Perrine home in Wing. Little Laura Mae, who had been with her grandparents for several days returned home on Sunday. [The Fairbury Blade, January 27, 1928; sub. by PHG]
J. S. Battles has returned to Pontiac after attending the funeral of his father, Captain J. H. Battles. [The Rock Island Argus 12 December 1907; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Mrs. Gisend Bose and son, arrived in Fairbury, after a visit in Germany. [Urbana Daily Courier 8 June 1904; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Mrs. William Chamberlain went to Pontiac on Tuesday to visit her sister-in-law, Miss Jennie Chamberlain, who Is ill. (Note: Jennie is buried at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois; sub by PHG) [Urbana Daily Courier 3 November 1915]
LEAVES PULPIT FOR FARM: Rev. O. E. Clapp, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church, who has been in charge of the McDowell circuit near Pontiac, Ill., for a number of years, has resigned, declaring that there is no money to be made in the ministry. He has purchased 160 acres and will engage in farming. All during his ministry at Pontiac, his congregations have been composed of wealthy farmers and he now seeks to gain some of this world's goods by following their methods. [Chicago Livestock World 14 February 1913; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Bruce Clark, of Pontiac, successfully passed his examination for admittance to the West Point Military academy and reports for duty June 10. [Urbana Daily Courier, 9 June 1903; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Pontiac, Ill., - James Connors, road-master of T. P. & W. Railroad, will leave for Hastings, Neb., to claim $120,000 estate of John Connors, who died leaving no other known relatives. [The Day Book, 19 September 1913; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Dargan and son, John, have gone to California on a vacation trip. (1971 June 16 - Wednesday - Pontiac Daily Leader - "Remember? June 16, 1931" by: Mary Jean - Sub by Teri Colglazier)
WING: Jan. 2, 1889: George Day has embarked in the broom business. [The Fairbury Blade, Jan. 5, 1889; sub. by PHG]
FRANK DICKMAN TO LOCATE IN BLOOMINGTON.
From the Pontiac Leader: F.J. Dickman, the popular young watchmaker and engraver at C. A. McGregor's, has resigned to accept a position as watchmaker, engraver and optician with W. Homuth, the well known jeweler at Bloomington. Mr. Dickman has been with Mr. McGregor since last March, coming from Rock Island, and during this time has made a host of friends for the house through his excellent work and courtesy. His engraving is of a very superior grade and beauty and his services have been much sought after by Pontiac citizens who have fine pieces of work. His watch and optical work is also of the highest sort and taken all in all, Mr. Dickman's work is of that character which makes it much sought after. We will be sorry to lose Mr. Dickman and his estimable young wife, but wish him much success in his new position. [The Rock Island Argus 19 January 1903; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
J. Dixon moved his family from Fairbury to an apartment in the Martin house, (in Rantoul) the first of the week. Mr. Dixon is employed at the McAtee Grain company office. [Urbana Daily Courier, 19 November 1932; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
The Misses Clara and Beth Evvard of Pontiac are the guests of their brother, John M. Evvard, Class of 1907, during Interscholastic at the University of Illinois in Urbana. [Daily Illini 17 May 1907; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
EVVARD TO ENTER UNIVERSITY.
Great Athlete From Pontiac Will Wear the Orange and Blue.
Evvard, the mighty weight man who did the most toward winning the Interscholastic Pennant for Pontiac Saturday, will in all probability come to the University of Illinois next year and if he does he will be quite an acquisition. Evvard is a senior in the Pontiac High school. He is sturdily and stockily built and will be a college star. It is related of Evvard that last year when he came down to throw the hammer, he was introduced to the discus. He had never had the Greek missile in his hand before but on the suggestion of a friend, he tried to hurl it and threw it 98 feet which was remarkable. Saturday Evvard broke the discus record [by] twelve feet. [Urbana Daily Courier 17 May 1904; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Evaard, the athlete of the Pontiac high school, won the Livingston county scholarship and enters the University of Illinois next year. Urbana Daily Courier 2 July 1904; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
J. M. Evvard, of Pontiac, is at the Pennsylvania University Experiment Station in the interest of the Missouri University Agricultural Experiment Station. [Daily Illini 9 November 1907; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Coroner Fellows has been examining the different rooms in the court house with the view of establishing himself in permanent quarters. [The Fairbury Blade, Jan. 5, 1889; sub. by PHG]
Miss Nellie Fenton, formerly of Pontiac, is now forewoman of a shoe factory at Rochester, Ind. [Urbana Daily Courier, 21 December 1905]
Miss Pauline and Mary Esther Fleener, who attend high school at Saunemin, came home Friday to attend the party and dance at the hall and be with home folks over the weekend. They were accompanied by a girlfriend from Saunemin. [The Fairbury Blade, January 27, 1928; sub. by PHG]
Edward, the son of Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Foley of Cornell, who disappeared from home has been found and returned home. He was working with a section gang at Fisher. [Urbana Daily Courier, 21 December 1905]
Our neighboring city of Pontiac is in a state of feverish commotion over the sudden disappearance of its great money king, Wm. Furshman. He was a dealer in real estate and loan broker, lending large sums on farm mortgages, doing a heavy business in that line for Hudson, Hurr & Co., in the same business in Bloomington, as well as lending money and handling real estate for such wealthy men as Hon. S.E. Payson and Charles P. Angell, of Pontiac, Taylor & Mason, of Fairbury, Bouri & Bailey, of Peoria, and others. His transactions run into millions, and there is no telling how large a part of it stuck to his fingers and accompanies his flight in his grip sack--estimates being from $50,000 to $100,000. Furshman left Pontiac last Saturday night in a buggy and is supposed to have taken a train in some neighboring town, but as yet no clue has been found to the direction he has taken.[The Ottawa Free Trader, Volume 52, Number 16, 23 November 1889 — Page 2; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Miss Helen Gere returned Monday morning to Urbana from Pontiac, where she spent Sunday in attendance at the Chautauqua. [Urbana Daily Courier 30 July 1912; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
FLANAGAN - Rev. and Mrs. Marvin Goll of Peoria entertained at a buffet supper last Sunday evening in honor of their son and brother Jeffrey, who was a graduate of Central High School. Attending from here were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kalkwarf of Flanagan, Mrs. Anna Kalkwarf, Mrs. Fose Rich, Mrs. Leona Goll, Mrs. and Mrs. Lloyd Schifler; and Brenda and Suzette Yordy; and Virgil Kalkwarf. (1971 June 16 - Wednesday - Pontiac Daily Leader - Mrs. Inez Haase Correspondent - Sub by Teri Colglazier)
DWIGHT. - William Green of Vandalia, who has been employed for the last five years as a patrolman at the Women's prison at Oak Dale, two and one half miles west of Dwight, has resigned his position, and he and Mrs. Green expect to leave Sunday for their home. [The Pantagraph, March 5, 1940; sub. by PHG]
Mrs. E. P. Greenough, and daughters, Miss Gertrude and Mrs. Earl Perrine of near Saunemin, were visitors at the Thomas Perrine home last week and assisted with some quilting. [The Fairbury Blade, January 27, 1928; sub. by PHG]
B. Jacobs, of Emington, Livingston Co., is again canvassing these parts in the interest of the Western Cottage Organ Co. Mr. Jacobs carries a smile as though he felt quite contented even if times are rather hard. [The Ottawa Free Trader, 14 June 1890]
Andrew Haag, Jr., who recently sold his farm near Cullom, has moved his family to his 180 acre farm near Roann, Ind. [February 18, 1910 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
John Haag and wife of Cullom who have been spending several weeks in their childhood home in Germany have returned to Cullom. It is just 60 years since Mr. Haag first landed in the United States. [September 20, 1912 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Miss Irene Hallem, of Saunemin is taking a course in nursing at Frances Willard hospital in Chicago. [January 17, 1913 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
GRAYMONT - Mr. and Mrs. Lester Henkel and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Friese and David accompanied Betty Personaire toO’Hare Field this past week. She left for Heidelburg, Germany, to join her husband who is stationed there in the U. S. Army. (1971 June 16 - Wednesday - Pontiac Daily Leader - Mrs. Claire Ryerson CorrespondentSub by Teri Colglazier)
Will Hoffrichter of Pontiac was in Lacon the first of the week on business. Mr. Hoffrichter is now in the lumber business in Pontiac, the firm name being Kipp & Hoffrichter. Mr. Kipp is mayor of Minonk. [The Ashton Gazette 26 January 1911; Sub. by Pam Geyer who adds this Note: Mr. Hoffrichter is interred at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois, and Hoffrichter's is still in business in Pontiac today]
Wing, Ill., Oct. 13th -- Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Holloway, Mrs. L. Holloway, and C.L. Holloway returned Sunday evening from a pleasant trip to Chicago. [October 15, 1890 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Mr. E. Houder and family, of McDowell, will spend six weeks with relatives and friends at Syracuse, N. Y. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Dec. 31, 1886; sub. by PHG]
Nicholas Huber, of Saunemin, has a licensed saloon, now paying $500. Robert Spafford and R.L. Holdridge are his bondsmen. [The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, Sept. 3, 1883].
LODEMIA: Jan. 3, 1889 - Henry Jackson will move to Sibley the middle of this month and take possession of the Sibley hotel. [The Fairbury Blade, Jan. 5, 1889; sub. by PHG]
Chenoa -- Mr. John Jontry and sons, Edward, Harry and Charles, Mr. L. Arnold and son, and Mr. John Witherow and daughter attended the funeral of Mr. Arthur Nickerson at Emington on Monday. [January 18, 1901 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Edward Kamrath has been making his home with the Frank Shockey family. Eddie does not look at all out of place in Wing, being a former Wing boy, and we are glad to see him back occasionally. [The Fairbury Blade, January 27, 1928; sub. by PHG]
Alex Kantz, of Odell, who went to Iowa on the land excursion, purchased a half section near Corwith, Ia., at $35 per acre. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Aug. 3, 1900; sub. by PHG]
Pontiac - Dr. Z. L. Kay, a graduate of the Louisville Medical College, has located in Sullivan Center, in this county. [The Pantagraph, Aug. 25, 1876; sub. by PHG]
Mrs. Leslie E. Keeley, of Dwight, will leave February 1 for California, where she will spend the winter. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Feb. 1, 1901; sub. by PHG]
Saunemin: Thirty three-months since, George Kincaid bought a brood mare for $200. He sold her and colts at his recent sale for $630. Horse raising seems to be profitable. [The Fairbury Blade, Jan. 5, 1889; sub. by PHG]
Frank Kline and his family, after a sojourn of several years in Nebraska, are again residents of this township. [November 28, 1888 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
George W. Langford, formerly of Livingston County, Illinois has located in this city in the office of Ira Curtiss, in the Wells block. He will do a general real estate business on commission and comes here very highly recommended. [Date: 24 July 1907; Paper: Aberdeen American - Sub by Teri Colglazier]
George W. Langford, ex-county clerk of Livingston County, Illinois has taken office rooms with Attorney Ira O. Curtis in the Wells block where he intends doing a general real estate business on commission. Mr. Langford comes highly recommended and asks friendly patronage. [Date: 24 July 1907; Paper: Aberdeen American - Sub by Teri Colglazier]
George W. Langford returned last nght from an extended visit in Illinois and other eastern states. During his stay he visited his old home in Livingston county, Illinois, and many reunions were held in his honor where many of the old friends and relatives gathered together and discussed the times of their younger days. Mr. Langford reports that the weather conditions were very severe in that part of the country and the worst that have been experienced for many years. [Date: 28 Feb 1910; Paper: Aberdeen Daily News - Sub by Teri Colglazier]
Wm. Latham, of Owego, has sold his large engine and boiler to parties in Winfield, Kas. It is the engine that Mr. Latham used on his large dredge boat in Ford and Iroquois counties. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Feb. 10, 1888; sub. by PHG]
Peter Laubenheimer, of Livingston County sold an 40-acre farm in Avoca Township to J. Enderli for $80 per acre. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Dec. 29, 1899; sub. by PHG]
EPPARDS POINT: Jan. 2, 1889 - Lee Laycock loaded his car for Nebraska last week. May success accompany him. [The Fairbury Blade, Jan. 5, 1889; sub. by PHG]
Jerry Leahy of Pontiac will start this week for Springer, N.M., where he will commence the practice of law. [November 28, 1888 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Miss Georgia Lish, of Saunemin, starts Monday, September 2, to become teacher of elocution, physical culture and voice in the John B. Denton college at Denton. Tex. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Aug. 30, 1901; sub. by PHG]
Attorney and Mrs. Arthur A. Lowry of Pontiac, Ill., visited with some of their friends in this city the past week on their way home from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On last Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. Lowry called at the Eighth Regiment Armory to pay their respects to Col. Franklin A. Denison, and they were highly delighted to meet him and behold the soldiers. It was our pleasure to be presented to Mr. and Mrs. Lowry at that time, who have resided in Pontiac for twelve years past, where Mr. Lowry has been successful in the practice of the law, saved his money and invested it in good real estate. He has carried and successfully contested several important cases in the Supreme Court of this State, winning them on their merits. One of the cases can be found in the 263 Illinois Supreme Court reports on page 564. From this on, Attorney and Mrs. Lowry, who are shining examples of what Colored people can do, when they make up their minds to hustle early and late, will be regular readers of The Broad Ax. [The Broad Ax 25 August 1917] (Sub. by PHG: Note: Mr. and Mrs. Lowry are buried at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois.)
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Marsh of Saunemin, Livingston County, Illinois, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. James M. Lawson and other relatives. They left Webster for the west in 1856. [Date: 20 Sep 1884; Paper: Worcester Daily Spy - Sub by Teri Colglazier]
John L. Mason has resigned his position as manager of the Cardiff and Campus Journals in Livingston County. [Urbana Daily Courier 8 June 1904; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
John Meek, of Chatsworth, received a silver brick from Arizona last week. It weighs over five pounds, and is valued at about $75. [The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, Sept. 3, 1883].
SURPRISE FOR LACON
Hurrah, we have found him, an honest man! His name is Dr. Middleton and he resides over at Pontiac. The other day the doctor strolled out on the street for a constitutional and spied a big fat pocket book on the street which contained the snug sum of $2612. It proved to be the property of Miss Annie Roswell, who was autoing through the city and stopped at that point to fix a tire. Miss Annie better carry her coin in her stocking if she is that careless. (Lacon Democrat.) [The Rock Island Argus, 17 August 1912; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: Dr. Middleton is buried at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois]
Pontiac - Hugh Miller, formerly a resident of this city, who has been engaged in the drug business at LeRoy, McLean County, has disposed of his business, and returned to this city. [The Pantagraph, April 18, 1877; sub. by PHG]
Bert Moffet and Miss Lillie Nickerson, both of Chenoa, were married at Cornell Wednesday. [April 28, 1893 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
W. S. Moffett, of Eppards Point township has rented his farm and will move into Pontiac in a few days. Mr. Moffett is troubled with heart disease and moves into town in hopes of obtaining relief. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Feb. 10, 1888; sub. by PHG]
Arthur and Ina Nickerson, of Emington, were guests of Forrest friends last week. [July 16, 1890; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Miss Ina Nickerson, of Emington, is visiting Forrest friends. March 12, 1890 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
EMINGTON - Miss Ina Nickerson gave a very pleasant party Saturday evening, in honor of the Misses Edith and Mertie Duckett, of Forrest. March 26, 1890 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Ina Nickerson and Maggie Herb were shopping in Saunemin Saturday. [October 29, 1897 - Pontiac Sentinel; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
James Nickerson of Fairbury has invented a wall paper display rack that holds 200 samples. [July 16, 1909 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Wm. Nickerson has sold his house and shop to Mr. Kier, of Saunemin; consideration $1300.00. [August 01, 1888; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Settle at Once.
Emington - Wm. Nickerson and wife were called to Forrest last week to attend the funeral of an old friend. [December 10, 1897 - Pontiac Sentinel; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
W. W. Nickerson has moved to Emington and opened a blacksmith shop. He is well located and enjoying a profitable trade. August 29, 1888 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
All indebted to me are requested to settle immediately with Dr. Duckett, who has my books and is authorized to collect all accounts due me. W. W. Nickerson September 05, 1888 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Mary Noel is attending the Saunemin school. She makes the four mile trip on a bicycle. [September 21, 1894 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Mayor J. R. Oughton, of Dwight, will sail early next month for England. He will visit relatives in Ireland. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Feb. 1, 1901; sub. by PHG]
Sept. 13, 1883 - Mrs. David Patten of Saunemin is visiting at her daughter's, Mrs. John Linfor, in Ransom. [The Ottawa Free Trader, 15 September 1883; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Judge Patton is home from Chicago where he has been holding court the past month. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Aug, 2, 1901; sub. by PHG]
Judge Payson, who has been visiting relatives in Kankakee and Iroquois County during the past week has gone to Washington. [The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, Sept. 3, 1883].
Mrs. Thomas Perrine of Wing was called to the death bed of her brother in Missouri Monday. [December 17, 1897 - Pontiac Sentinel; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Mrs. Perry, and two daughters, of Pontiac, are visiting other members of the family in Ottawa for a few weeks. [The Ottawa Free Trader, 11 November 1882; Sub. by Pam Guyer]
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Pike, of Chenoa, joined a camping party from Fairbury and Pontiac on Sunday and will enjoy a two weeks' outing along the banks of the Vermilion river north of Pontiac. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Aug. 1, 1901; sub. by PHG]
Lynn Pittinger, who has been working in this office for the past year and a half, has quit us and he and his wife left last Saturday for their old home in Pontiac. Lynn is a good printer and a good fellow to have around and we would like to have had him stay but he has decided he wants to do out of door work and will work with a carpenter and builder this summer. [The Lacon Home Journal 13 April 1916]
J. G. Puffer, of Union, has purchased the residence property of W. H. Blanchard in Odell for $1,300. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Aug. 3, 1900; sub. by PHG]
Mrs. Aug. Quiram and Miss Pauline Quiram were in Cornell, Pontiac and Saunemin, in Livingston County, visiting a week. They visited cousins they had not seen for years. [The Lacon Home Journal 18 November 1915, sub by PHG]
Ben H. Raney, who formerly clerked for T. E. Grandy in this city, has accepted a lucrative position in a Farmer City drug store. Ben made many friends here and is a first-class young man in every respect. Pontiac Sentinal. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Nov. 5, 1886; sub. by PHG]
Mr. and Mrs. David Rapp and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Giard and son Jimmie, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Lauritzen, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Curtiss, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Peterson and Pastor and Mrs. Leonard Carlson and family were guests Sunday of Pastor and Mrs. Herman A. Lehman, Beth and Bill at Monticello, formerly of Rowe. The group are members of St. Paul’s Couples Club. (1971 June 16 - Wednesday - Pontiac Daily Leader - Mrs. Harold Asper, Correspondent - Sub by Teri Colglazier)
Saunemin -- Nick Rhiner has skipped for California. He leaves a number of unsettled accounts. [November 28, 1888 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
J.W. and H.M Righter, of Livingston County, expect soon to visit relatives in New York, taking their wives with them. [The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, Sept. 3, 1883].
L.F. Shepherd has removed to Plum Creek, Nebraska, where he will probably embark in business. [November 28, 1888 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Mr. Sibley has added a little patch of three sections to his farm lying near Strawn. [The Ottawa Free Trader, 22 November 1879]
David J. Stanford of Livingston County, Illinois, is here visiting his son, F. C. Stanford, local manager of the Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone company. He is much interested in the country, but he is impressed by the fact that outside of the valleys, it is generally disposed to stand on edge. [Date: 18 Sep 1906; Paper: Idaho Statesman - Sub by Teri Colglazier]
Fairbury -- Mrs. Jesse Stevens is the owner of a new Hupmobile, and is making good use of the good roads. [The Weekly Pantagraph, June 24, 1910; sub. by PHG]
The Stinson farm, three miles east of Pontiac, was sold last week for $58.50 per acre. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Sept. 24, 1886; sub. by PHG]
Walter Strawn, Strawn, Ill., was in town this week. He reports a new town laid out about a mile and a half from the present town of Strawn and at the crossing of three railroads. The Strawnites profess to believe the new town won't hurt them, but Mr. S. has great faith in the new place. [Note: This town was called Risk.] [The Ottawa Free Trader, 31 January 1880]
J.G. Swing of Fairbury traded his implement and carriage emporium to Messrs. Payne and Bartlett for Indiana farm land. [Urbana Daily Courier 8 June 1904; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
J. H. Taggart, the enterprising grain merchant, lumberman and livestock shipper of Long Point, Livingston County, crossed palms with the editor yesterday and with many of our citizens. He is doing a rushing business at Long Point, and is much pleased with his business and his success. [The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, May 3, 1883]
Rev. J. W. Tanner and wife were made happy by the receipt of a handsome bedroom and chamber set from his congregation. [The Fairbury Blade, Jan. 5, 1889; sub. by PHG]
Friday and Saturday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Taplin and sons were Mrs. Taplin’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oran Lindsay of Havana. (1971 June 16 - Wednesday - Pontiac Daily Leader - Mrs. Harold Asper, Correspondent - Sub by Teri Colglazier)
On New Year's day, Noble Teal sold the Laubenheimer farm of 160 acres, one and a half miles west of Wing, to Mr. Edward Horine, of Wing, price 80 per acre. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Jan. 4, 1901; sub. by PHG]
In Fairbury, Miss Frank Trotter, [sic] milliner, secreted fifty dollars in the stove on Sunday evening, and the next morning she arose and built a fire without thinking of it and burnt it up. [The Pantagraph, Aug. 28, 1874; sub. by PHG]
We regret to see an unpleasant story in the papers seriously implicating the character of John R. Wash, Esq., of Pontiac, a few years ago thE democratic candidate for clerk of the appellate court of this district. Seven or eight months ago he was married to an estimable lady of Pontiac, and now the orphaned daughter of his former friend Morgan L. Payne, charges that about the time he was married he was engaged to be married to her (Miss Payne) and had seduced her. Wash strenuously "denies" the impeachment, and while threatened with a prosecution for damages insists on being tried in a criminal court for the offense. [The Ottawa Free Trader 27 August 1881; Sub. by Pam Guyer]
Wm. Watt and family are entertaining his father from Pontiac this week. Mr. Watt, Sr., dropped in unannounced Monday morning. [The Lacon Home Journal 27 October 1910, Submitted by Pam Geyer who adds this Note: Mr. Watt, Sr. is buried at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, IL]
James Watterson, of Strawn, who bought the 320-acre farm of G. H. McCullough, of Vermilion county, for $70 per acre, will not move until next year. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Feb. 1, 1901; sub. by PHG]
Mrs. D. M. Wide and daughters of Pontiac are visiting friends in Urbana. [Urbana Daily Courier, 14 November 1912; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
A. M. Witt of Pontiac will join the Aurora Zouaves who will join Forepaugh-Sells circus April 1. [Urbana Daily Courier, 5 March 1904; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
RINGLING BROS. CIRCUS NOTES
At Pontiac --Al Witt visited with Raleigh Wilson, Prof. Richards and Blondy Powell, and entertained a few of his old friends with a dinner at the country club after the show. John Brice was toastmaster. Between the matinee and night performances he arranged for a game of ball between the dressing room [circus,] and the local nine. The Pontiac boys beat the dressing room with a score of 18 to 0. [New York Clipper 31 July 1915; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who added this Note: Mr. Witt is buried at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac. He was affiliated with the Ringling Bros. Circus.]
Mr. Lewis Woodward called at J.W. Fetzer's last Monday night on his way home to Budd, Livingston county. He has been living on a farm in Minnesota and drove home in a wagon. He was on the road two weeks. [The Ottawa Free Trader 26 April 1890; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Rugby - Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Wrey spent Sunday in Saunemin.[April 29, 1904 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Austin W. (Charlie) Wright, at one time a large provision trader and formerly a hog speculator, who retired from business eight years ago, was on 'change yesterday, shaking hands with his many friends. Mr. Wright is now living near Pontiac, Ill., on a truck farm, where he is taking the world easy. [Chicago Livestock World 28 January 1913; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Yaeger and children from Pontiac are guests of Mrs. Kelm, Sr. in Varna this week, to spend the Fourth. [The Lacon Home Journal 2 July 1914; sub. by Pam Geyere, who adds this Note: The Yaegers are buried at Union Cemetery in Emington, Illinois]
Fairbury, Ill., Nov. 13, 1891
Mrs. R.C. Straight, the wife of the Hon. R.C. Straight, has returned from a visit in Nebraska.
Mrs. L. Francis, of Englewood, is the guest of her niece, Mrs. B.E. Robinson.
Mr. W.H. Johnson, of this city, has received the appointment of railway mail clerk on the C. and A. Railroad.
Miss Rachel Armstrong has returned from her visit with relatives in New York State.
Mr. Case and Mrs. Ross, of Astoria, Oregon, were visiting Mrs. L. Cook this week.
Mr. W.A. McDonald and son, Laurant, are being entertained by Bushnell relatives.
[Source: The Daily Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Sunday, November 15, 1891; pg. 19; tr. by N. Kramer]
Emington News, - 23 June 1971
- Mrs. Harold Thomas returned home Friday from St. James Hospital in Pontaic.
- Mrs. Verle Farber of Mazon visited Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Vant Friday.
- Albert Eggenberger of Pontiac called on his sister, Mrs. Anna Hole, Friday afternoon.
- Ronald Lighty left Saturday evening for Greenville, S.C. He had been vacationing here for two weeks with relatives.
- Diane Roche, Linda Billington, Chris Donovan, Norma Vitzthum, Elaine Milligan, cheerleaders of Saunemin High School, attended a cheerleader clinic last week on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal.
- Gerald Lighty and Mark Richie of this vicinity were among those who graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale June 11.
- James Roche of Southern Illinois University spent last week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Roche.
- Mr. and Mrs. William Battice and Tommie of Pontiac were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wynistorf.
- Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Seamark of Campus called on Mrs. Howard Davis Friday evening.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Oswald and family spent the weekend with relatives in Greenville.
- Stuart Rothrock is spending the summer with Roger Locke in San Jose, Calif.
- Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Austin, Sharon and Sandra were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Blackmore in Kankakee Sunday.
- Miss Susan Rothrock is taking summer courses at University of Illinois in Urbana.
- Mrs. Kenneth Jones and Anna of Philadelphia, Pa., and Miss Janet Austin and Mark Austin were dinner guests of Mrs. Anna Hole Wednesday.
[1971 June 23, Pontiac Daily Leader - Miss Kathrine Sancken, Correspondent - Sub. by Teri Colglazier]
Rowe News - 23 June 1971
From the Dwight Star: Last Thursday night a man and his wife stopped at the Amos House for rest, being tired out from a long journey from Kansas. They had with them, a child five weeks old, and early they all retired in the same bed. About one o'clock in the morning, the father awoke and found the child was cold, and upon investigation, it was discovered that it had by some means been smothered. The house was at once aroused and preparations made for the sad parents to go on the early train to Chicago. The grief of the afflicted parents can hardly be imagined. [The Pantagraph, Nov. 22, 1878; sub. by PHG]