The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1913
Stronghurst Graphic, June 19, 1913
***Obituary***WILLIAM PLUMMER: William S. Plummer, one of the well known residents of Henderson County, was stricken with apoplexy at his home in Biggsville and passed away about 2 hours later. The stroke came without warning while Mr. Plummer was seated at the supper table. He had been to Oquawka during the day and had stopped at his farm about 4 miles northwest of Biggsville on his return, arriving at his home in Biggsville a little before 8 o'clock. While eating his supper he complained of a pain in his arm and the next moment fell over unconscious. No one but his wife was present at the time, but the neighbors and a physician were soon summoned.
They were powerless, however, to do anything for the sufferer and he failed to rally. Mr. Plummer was about 54 years of age and had been active in county and local affairs. He owned a fine farm northwest of Biggsville from which he retired about 2 years ago moving into a beautiful new home in the village. He is survived by a wife and two sons, Preston and Harry. The former is a practicing attorney at Wheatland, Wyo., and the latter occupies his father's farm. Funeral services were at the South Henderson Church.
FREE TRANSPORTATION FOR GETTYSBURG VETERANS: By an act passed by the 48th General Assembly, the old soldiers in Illinois who participated in the Battle of Gettysburg are entitled to free transportation to and from that point on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the battle which is to be celebrated by a grand reunion of the blue and the gray from July 1 to 3 of this year...
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: For Sale Driving horse, family broke, wt.1100, age 5 Dr. J. L. Norris, Raritan, IL. Rev. J. A. Montieth preached an interesting sermon last Sabbath on the subject of "A United People," the discourse being a presentation of the impressions formed from observations made by his recent visit to Atlanta, Chattanooga and other southern cities. (The Civil War still loomed in everyone's mind as they probably had parents, grandparents, or relatives who defended Gettysburg, fought at Pea Ridge, or other theaters of the war. In fact, this paper featured a column titled "The Civil War, Fifty Years Ago This Week." Perhaps, Rev. Montieth's sermon is significant in that he was preaching unity.)
Thirty dozen quart Schraum jars to close out at 45 cents per doz. Pints at 35 cents per dozen at Jones. (The Burlington merchant sold all kinds of things besides the clothing that most of us remember and Mr. Jones was running a special.)
Stock shipments to Chicago were one car of hogs consigned by J. W. Stine and one car each of lambs of their own raising by W. W. Ross and Elsworth Wetterling. The big Keokuk power house and contents have been insured against loss from fire or lightning in the sum of $3,000,000. This is the largest fire insurance policy ever written in the West.
For SaleÑFarm of 160 acres located about two miles north of Olena on mail route and telephone line. Good land in good neighborhood and near school. Improvements fair. For particulars, price and terms write W. A. Potts, German Fire Insurance Building, Peoria, Il. (Notice that its attributes include "on mail route and telephone line." What more could one ask in 1913?)
BIGGSVILLE BRIEFS: Mr. Chas. Whiteman is at home in Hannah, North Dakota. Mr. Wm. Plummer was taken suddenly ill on his return from Oquawka; the doctors pronounced it apoplexy. He first complained of lameness in his arm, became unconscious almost at once and died in half an hour. His son Preston of Cody, Wyoming, and Mr. Plummer's two sisters also arrived from Tarkio, Mo., Mrs. McKim and Mrs. Martin. He was laid to rest at South Henderson Cemetery after a short service conducted at the home. Rev. Andrew Renwick, Rev. French, and Dr. S. J. Kyle conducted services at the church; the floral offerings were profuse.
LOMAX LINGERINGS: Mr. Kisner, our Herald man, is able to be out; he spent Sunday at the Hotel Lomax. Work commenced on the Clifford ore factory on the north side of town. The auto factory is going along fast. A car load of steel came in Tuesday, a car load of lumber Wednesday and work is going right along now.