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Rock Island Items
Tri-City Star (Davenport) Friday, September 23, 1904
- Mrs. T.N. Polls of Decatur is the guest of friends here.
- George Marwell of Mattoon is visiting friends in Rock Island.
- A.D. Huesing and son Bert returned from the St. Louis exposition.
- Mrs. C. Ferguson of Rock Island is visiting with friends in Milan.
- Jesse Hutchinson, the deputy county treasurer, departed last evening for the exposition at St. Louis.
- Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Stengel, Sr., have returned from St. Louis and Belleville. While in Belleville, Mr. Stengel attended the state convention of Liquor Dealers.
- Mrs. Ralph D. Georgia, 328 ½ 20th St., has been in poor health for some time. As a consequence she will leave Monday for Dayton, OH, with the hope that a change of climate may prove beneficial.

Moline Items
- Jesse Cowley goes to Chicago Tuesday on a business trip.
- Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Carlson of Moline are visiting the St. Louis fair.


May 24, 1909
Dr. F.W. Brown has returned home from Syracuse, N.Y.
Harry Stejn will leave this evening for Seattle, Wash., and other points in the west.
J.S. Battles, formerly of this city, now located at Pontiac, Ill., is in the city on business.
John Stoner leaves this evening for Baltimore, where he will probably spend the summer.
Mrs. Luttie Johnston Block has gone to Detroit for a visit. She was accompanied to Chicago by her father.
Mrs.A.B. Wrixon returned home last evening from Iowa City, where she has been playing at the Bijou theater.
George Hill, formerly city electrician left today for Chicago for a short stay.
Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Cramer left Saturday evening for Seattle, Wash.
Henry S. Rachman returned Sunday from a tour of the west and south. The trip included New Orleans, San Francisco, Portland and Salt Lake City.
Mrs. Catherine Geiger and Miss Elizabeth Mueller of Chicago have arrived in the city to attend the Rogerson-Math wedding tomorrow morning.
R.A. Huleatt, who for many years was a resident of Rock Island county and now lives at Loveland, Colo., is in the city for a few days, the guest of H.K. Walker and other relatives.
Rev Marion Humphreys, John Volk, H.S. Cable, H.A.J. McDonald and Dr. R.M. Pearce left this afternoon for Carthage to inspect churches there, relative to plans being drawn for the new church to be erected by the Central Presbyterian congregation.
Hon. L.S. McCabe and W.M. Reck were called to Baltimore again early yesterday morning, Dr G.L. Eyster following on a later train, all in response to advices Mrs. McCabe might be obliged to undergo another operation of a minor character today.
[Rock Island Argus News; May 24, 1909]


Individual News Items - Presented in alpha order by the first surname mentioned:

Miss Ball is visiting her sister, Mrs. Thomas Starkey during her vacation. She expects to begin her school in Henry Co. the first of November.[Source: The Argus, Rock Island IL, October 1, 1885 ; MB, tr. by FoFG]

Miss Effie Barge returned last evening from a four months visit to Central City, Nebraska[Source: The Argus, Rock Island IL, October 2, 1885 ; MB, tr. by FoFG]


Lewis Castor and Sampson Castor of Perryton, Mercer Co., along with Philip Scneder, John Scneder, Frank Bethurem, E. Burrows, John McLaughlin and the Rev. J.P. Young of Edgington, Rock Island Co., have gone to Kansas with the intention of purchasing homes there.
(RI Evening Argus, Friday, 28 August 1868)

B.F. Colwell, of the Cordova Baptist Church, has returned from a trip for his health.[Source: The Argus, Rock Island IL, October 1, 1885 ; MB, tr. by FoFG]

Mrs. Judge J.C. Cook and daughter, Miss Mabel of Des Moines Iowa are visiting in the residence of Mr. John Barge.[Source: The Argus, Rock Island IL, October 2, 1885 ; MB, tr. by FoFG]

J.L. Cool, Jr. has accepted a position with R.K. McCormick, contractor on the new railroad north of Savanna.[Source: The Argus, Rock Island IL, October 1, 1885 ; MB, tr. by FoFG]


Edward Foster is visiting his parents here.[Source: The Argus, Rock Island IL, October 1, 1885 ; MB, tr. by FoFG]


Mrs. W. C. Heany has just returned from a pleasant trip to St. Paul.[Source: The Argus, Rock Island IL, October 1, 1885, ; MB, tr. by FoFG]


SHEEHEY, (notice). "My wife Isabella having occupied a locked bed room with Robert GARRITT for several nights near Colona Station, Henry County, and finally having run off with him to Rock Island ….. I shall pay no de bts of hers." James SHEEHEY of Geneseo, Henry County. (Rock Is land MORNNING ARGUS, Tuesday, 22 April 1856)

G.B. Spoor and wife have returned from a visit to relatives and friends in Wisconsin.[Source: The Argus, Rock Island IL, October 1, 1885 ; MB, tr. by FoFG]

Mrs. L.C. Stockwell lost a valuable dog as a result of poisoning last week.[Source: The Argus, Rock Island IL, October 1, 1885 ; MB, tr. by FoFG]

Robert Stolhers, we are sorry to learn, has concluded to sell off his stock, also his corn on stock, and quit farming. Mr. Stolhers has been working the farm known as the Major Morris farm. May he be successful in whatever he under-takes.[Source: The Argus, Rock Island IL, October 1, 1885 ; MB, tr. by FoFG]

Mrs. Swearingrer has a cousin, Miss Thompson, of Moline, Ill., visiting her.
["The Princeton Union". (Princeton, Minn.), September 02, 1920 - Sub. by K.T.]


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