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Col George W. Neely of Metropolis, Massac county, States Attorney for the Nineteenth Illinois Circuit, recently abandoned his family, and decamped with a young woman (a school mistress) with whom it now appears he had long maintained improper relations. Death, however, overtook the guilty pair at Newberg Warrick county, Ind., where Neely died last week and his body was returned to Shawneetown Ill, for burial. Col Neely originally commanded the 131(?)st Illinois Infantry.
(May 25, 1867, Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, Fort Wayne Indiana -- Submitted by S. Williams)



Harriet E. Rush of Massac County, Illinois, this week sold her interest in the southwest quarter of section 25, township 25 south, range 10 west, to Quincy E. and Grace Ford. The consideration is not stated.
(March 13, 1914, Deming Headlight, Deming New Mexico -- Submitted by S. Williams)


Misses May and Ethel Henderson were guests at the H.R. Henderon home last Monday. They left the first of the week for their home in Brookport, Illinois after visiting for several weeks with the Henderson and O'Farrell families.
(August 15, 1918, Milford Mail, Milford Iowa. -- Submitted by S. Williams)


The Misses Mary and Ethel Hinderson, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Henderson, former residents of Arnolds Park returned this week to their home in Brookport, Illinois. They have been spending the last six weeks visiting friends and relatives about the lakes.
(August 15, 1918, Spirit Lake Beacon, Spirit Lake Iowa -- Submitted by S. Williams)


Wanderer Visits Brother After 49 Years' Absence
Metropolis, Ill., Jan. 8-Theodore Garret, of Waukegan who left his home near here in 1875, when sixteen years old, and never informed his relatives where he had gone, surprised his brother George, in Massac County recently. He was accompanied by his wife. Theodore learned from George that their father was killed in a runaway accident years ago.

(Submitted by S. Williams)



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