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Litchfield Daily Union, Litchfield, Illinois, Friday, November 27, 1914
Caught in Cave In
William Law ...employed by Striplin & Co on the Mattoon sewer job was brought home today. Law was caught in a cave in a few days ago...His collarbone was broken and he was badly crushed about the chest. He will be laid up of some time.
I.K. Wayne, a former alderman and an ex city treasurer, is quite sick at his home in this city...

[Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]



Litchfield Daily Union, Tuesday, January 12, 1926:

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Litchfield Daily Union, Wednesday, April 13, 1927

[submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]



Mrs A.W. Weber returned home from St Louis where her husband had surgery on his throat at St Barnard's Hospital Litchfield [Daily Union, Monday, April 25, 1927 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]


Accidently Shot [headline - as given]
Bingham Farmers Condition Serious - Brot [as given] to St Francis Hospital Last Evening - Bullet Pierces Brain
William Suppinger, age 72, of Bingham, father of Walter Suppinger, the second trick operator at the Illinois Central Railroad, is in serious condition at St Francis hospital the result of an accidental discharge of a high powered rifle at this home yesterday. Mr Suppinger started to the home of Peter Pope, a neighbor, to call his son Walter in this city over the long distance telephone. He told his wife he believed he'd take his rifle as the chicken hawks were numerous and he might be able to kill one or more. As he pulled the rifle from the corner it was accidentally discharged, the bullet going through the left ear into the head penetrating the brain and lodging in the ceiling of the room.
Mr Suppinger was rendered unconscious, but later became rational, but lapsed into unconsciousness again. The family physician advised bringing him to St Francis Hospital. There is no hope for his recovery.
Mr and Mrs Suppinger were preparing to move into their new home, which they recently purchased.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Tuesday, April 26, 1927 submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]


Litchfield Daily Union, 28 April 1927:
Taken to St Francis Hospital
Mrs Thomas Weatherford of this city, wife of the pressman at the Daily Union was taken to St Francis hospital this morning where she will receive treatment. Her mother, Mrs Maude Bain of Gillespie came to Litchfield this morning to remain with her daughter until she is able to return to her home.

Mrs Kepler Improved from Illness
Mrs Ella Kepler of North Chestnut street who has been quite ill at her home threatened with pneumonia is much improved today. She has been ill for the past week.

Operated On For Goitre at Bloomington
Relatives received word this afternoon from Bloomington that Miss Margaret Atchison, RN, of this city who submitted to a surgical operation for goitre at St Joseph's hospital in that city withstood the operation very well and was doing as well as could be expected. Miss Alice Joshu, RN of St John's hospital, St Louis is taking care of Miss Atchison.
The operation was performed by Dr Sloan, specialist on goiters and who conducts clinics for this ailment. Dr Sloan, himself, was a sufferer of a goiter and was operated upon recently by Dr Crile, specialist of Cleveland Ohio. Dr C H Zoller, local surgeon went to Bloomington last evening and was present when the operation was performed.

Butler - Little Anita May Turner, daughter of Mr and Mrs R K Turner has been very sick with measles and whooping cough but is somewhat improved.

There are twenty-seven cases of measles in one room at St Mary's school.

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submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]


Barnett Man Suffers Injury Following Ball Game
A Neighbor Lost Control of Car and Ran Over Him
[Litchfield Daily Union, Monday, June 6, 1927 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]
Eldon Davis of Barnett is in St Francis hospital suffering from a fractured leg caused by an accident following a ball game yesterday in the Davis pasture between Litchfield and Barnett. Mr Davis who has charge of the farm since his father's death, the late Theo Davis a few weeks ago, waited at the gate of the pasture to see that the gate was closed after all the players and spectators got out. The last car out was owned and driven by Paul Coplin of Barnett. He was new at driving and lost control of the car as he went thru the gate and ran over Mr Davis. He also knocked Ray Smith a brother in law down but did not injure him. Davis was "brot" to St Francis hospital. He is 26 years of age.



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[Litchfield Daily Union, Friday, Jun 30, 1927 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]



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[Litchfield Daily Union, Friday, July 1, 1927 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]



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[Litchfield Daily Union, Sat., Jul 2, 1927 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]
Mrs Martin Carey of Farmersville is in a serious condition at St Francis Hospital. "Mr Carey has not moved his family to Chicago when Mrs Carey became ill."


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[Litchfield Daily Union, Thurs, July 7, 1927 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]




Donnellson Man is Ill
[Litchfield Daily Union, Friday, July 8, 1927 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]
Charles Laws of near Donnellson, one of the best known residents of East Fork Township, and prominent over Montgomery County, was taken to a St Louis hospital Tuesday. He will be treated there for several weeks. Mr Laws has been ill for several months and while showing some improvement, wanted to gain more rapidly.

Baby Was Taken Ill
[Litchfield Daily Union, Friday, July 8, 1927 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]
Junior Ogden the two year old son of Mr and Mrs Roscoe Ogden of North State St suffered convulsions last night and was taken to St Francis hospital for treatment. He was later returned to his home and is better today.

Bond County Farmer Hurt
[Litchfield Daily Union, Friday, July 8, 1927 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]
An accident occurred shortly before noon today near Sorento when a farmer named "Smoky" Potts driving a Ford truck loaded with twenty sacks of wheat overturned…Harley Carroll and Tony Gilpin of this city who were enroute to Sorento to answer a death call, drove along right after the accident happened. They assisted in removing the man from under the machine and had him removed to the office of a physician. It is believed the man was seriously injured.

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[Litchfield Daily Union, Sat., July 9, 1927 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]



Sick List [Litchfield Daily Union, July 11, 1927]



Stabbed and Shot Self -- Still Has Chance to Live - Livingston Woman Attempted Suicide This Morning
Because she could not do her housework in a way satisfactory to herself, Mrs Mary Spudich aged 20 of Livingston a bride of two and one half months this morning about 9 o'clock stabbed herself with a butcher knife just missing the heart and then she shot herself in the abdomen with a 32 revolver. The bullet went thru the body. She was found by her husband in her bed room and was rushed to St Francis Hospital. She stated at the hospital that her husband never complained about the condition of the house and he failed to understand why she would commit suicide over that. Her maiden name was Goldman. Both husband and wife are Croatians. She has a chance to recover.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Litchfield, IL, Tuesday, July 12, 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]

Mrs Spudich Has Chance to Recover
Mrs Mary Spudich of Livingston who yesterday attempted suicide by stabbing and shooting herself will recover at St Francis Hospital. Mr Spudich has changed her mind and now wants to live.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Wednesday, July 13, 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]



Tuesday, July 12, 1927:

[Litchfield Daily Union, Litchfield, IL, Tuesday, July 12, 1927, Submitted by Lynn Reener]



Was Taken to Jacksonville
R W Saathoff of this city was taken to Jacksonville this morning by Deputy Sheriff Lincoln Johnson. Mr Saathoff was taken to the State Hospital. He has been in feeble health for some time. Mr Saathoff was for many years engaged in the silo business.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Wednesday, July 13, 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]


Litchfield Daily Union, Litchfield, IL, 14 July 1927

[Litchfield Daily Union, Litchfield, IL, 14 July 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]


[Litchfield Daily Union, Litchfield, IL, Fri, 15 July 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]



Leonard Beck the little son of Mr and Mrs Frank Beck of this city who underwent a surgical operation for appendicitis Wednesday evening at St Francis Hospital and who has been seriously ill is improved today.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Saturday, August 13, 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]


Litchfield Daily Union, Litchfield IL, Wed, Aug 10, 1927:

[Submitted by Lynn Reener]



Mrs Susanna Taylor, mother of the chief of police, George Taylor fell Sunday morning at the home of her son and broke her arm. Mrs Taylor went out for the Sunday paper which the boy had failed to throw on the porch but on the ground instead. She reached for the paper and became over balanced and fell.
[Litchfield Daily Union, August 15, 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]


Litchfield Daily Union, Thursday, May 3, 1928
Underwent An Operation
James Johns, the older son of Mr and Mrs A H Johns underwent an operation this morning at St Francis hospital.

Mrs Marie Taylor of 504 E Wood street, Hillsboro, who has been quite ill suffering from flu was brot overland this morning in Carroll & Son's ambulance to the home of her mother, 903 N Illinois Avenue.
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submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]


Litchfield Daily Union, Thursday, May 10, 1928:

T L Bryant Home from Hospital
T L Bryant, janitor at the Litchfield Community high school who has been a patient at the St Francis hospital about three weeks where he underwent a surgical operation for the amputation of his left leg has sufficiently recovered and was removed shortly afternoon in Carroll & Son's ambulance to his home on North State street, adjoining the filling station, which the Bryant's conduct.
The many friends of Mr Bryant feared he would not recover from the ordeal, but he withstood it fine and improved better than was expected by his physicians and attaches of St Francis hospital. They will be pleased to know he has improved.

Mrs Harry Duncan and son, Francis Edward, arrived home from St Francis hospital last evening.


William Schuette of South Jackson street who has been a patient at St Francis hospital for several days was removed in Carroll & Son's ambulance last evening to his home. Mr Shutte's condition remains about the same.

Mrs Dave Steward of this city underwent an operation last night at St Franis hospital for appendicitis.
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submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

[Litchfield Daily Union, Friday, May 11, 1928 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]



Auto Accident On Route 16 Last Night
Mrs Ellen Lowe, of 4446 and her daughter, Miss Ellen Park View, (think the lines got mixed up again) St Louis, formerly of East Ryder street this city and Mr Elmer Burked of St Louis figured in an accident late last night on Route 16 at the White City crossing. They were enroute to St Louis when Otto George and Curt Sheller of Mt Olive were driving home from a picnic at the City Reservoir near Mt Olive and failed to make the highway boulevard stop and crashed into the St Louis car. Mr Sheller suffered a broken right leg and an injured head. Mrs Lowe, suffered a broken right shoulder, arm and wrist and also suffered from shock. Miss Lowe had a few bruises and small cuts.
The injured were brot to St Francis hospital.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Monday, May 28, 1928 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]


Ex-Alderman Fred Windels returned home from St Francis Hospital Saturday.
Litchfield Daily Union, Monday, May 28, 1928 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]


Litchfield Daily Union, Tuesday, May 31, 1927
Walshville Boy at the Hospital
Russell Cannon aged 12, son of Mr and Mrs Wm Cannon of Walshville is a patient at St Francis hospital suffering from an injured knee, the result of an accident while driving a disc. Russell had four horses hitched to a disc and was discing stalks. He struck one of the horses and the horses all jumped throwing him to the ground. A blade of the disc cut a large piece of flesh out of the knee. He could not get up but managed to hold the team as he laid on the ground for four hours. His boss, David Boyd missed him at noon and went to the field and found him. He was brot to St Francis Hospital.

Dickerson Had Accident
R V Dickerson, local meat market man had an auto accident at Namieoka yesterday when his car was run into by another car. The damage is fully covered by insurance in the Illinois Motor Causalty Co of which Chancy Berry is the agent.

Wes Kinder Quite Ill
Wes Kinder, the veteran Big Four baggageman and one of the pioneer members of the Litchfield Fire Department is quite feeble at his home. His many friends wish him a speedy recovery.

Mrs Clarke, wife of Bert Clarke of Gillespie underwent an operation at St Francis hospital on Sunday. She is getting along nicely.
[submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]



Aged Man Removed to Sister's Home
William Weatherford, an aged resident of six miles north of town was removed late Sunday afternoon in Carroll and Son's ambulance to the home of his sister, Mrs Leo Wilson four and one half miles south of Raymond. Mr Weatherford is suffering from debilities of old age and has spent some time at St Francis hospital.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Monday, April 2, 1928 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]


Mrs Martha Cruze of this city who has been ill for sometime at St Francis Hospital is reported as being seriously ill today. [Litchfield Daily Union, Saturday, April 14, 1928 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]


Litchfield Daily Union, Tuesday, April 24, 1928:

Whippet Car Leaves Road Turns Over
A new Whippett coach scored a point or two last evening when it left the slab on East Union Avenue ran into the ditch and turned completely over injuring only the driver, Steve Church. The car is owned by Tony Pardo, and he, Joe Tobacco and Steve and two small boys were taking a ride, Steve evidently misjudged the speed of the Whippett and it got away from him. Folks hurrying to the scene expected to find them all killed. Steve had some cuts on his head, the others escaped injury.

Mrs Lena Howard of South Montgomery Avenue was taken to St Francis hospital Monday in Carroll & Son's ambulance.


Mrs J Earl Major and daughters Mildred and Jean are very ill at Washington D C suffering from the flu. Mrs Major has not as yet entirely recovered from her accident last fall and in her weakened condition her relatives have cause for alarm.

Miss Ruth Zimmerman aged 20 years of Sorento underwent a surgical operation this morning for appendicitis. Her condition is reported as favorable.

John Hargis an employee of the Superior Coal Company at Gillespie was brot in Monday afternoon suffering from a badly mashed foot sustained while at work.

Mrs Ruth Cassity who underwent a serious surgical operation a few weeks ago at the St Francis hospital is rapidly improving, although it will be some time before she is able to return to her home. She has been a patient at the hospital for two months.

T L Bryant, school janitor who had his left leg amputated just below the hip Monday noon is improving very satisfactorily considering the seriousness of the operation. The amputation was the result of an ailment of ten years standing, during which time he had consulted various physicians and specialists. A local physician performed the operation and who with hospital attaches believe Mr Bryant will rapidly recover.
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Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Operated on for Appendicitis
Miss Betrice Atkinson of the News Herald office was taken to St Francis hospital last evening where she underwent an operation for acute appendicitis. She is getting along as well as could be expected.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Thursday, July 5, 1928 Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Mrs Lynn Settlemire of this city is a patient at the St Francis hospital where she is receiving treatment and may undergo a surgical operation.

Miss Gerladine Forehand is recovering rapidly from an appendicitis operation performed early Monday morning.

Itinerate Taylor (as spelled) Taken Suddenly Ill
A tailor
(as spelled) giving his name as Silverman is being cared for here. He was taken suddenly ill with heart trouble on the street. [Litchfield Daily Union, Saturday, July 7, 1928 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]


Litchfield Man Injured
While at work in some timber 8 miles northeast of Litchfield last Thursday, Joseph Burdell, aged 70 of Litchfield was caught beneath a falling tree and his left leg was broken in two places above the ankle. He was taken to the Litchfield hospital for treatment.
[Montgomery News, Monday, 20 May 1929, Pg 2, Col 6 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener] [Read obit]

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