The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1916
Stronghurst Graphic, Jan 20, 1915
KEANE-PENDARVIS MARRIAGE: Mr. Edward Keane of Raritan and Miss Grace M. Pendarvis of Media were united in marriage Tuesday morning of this week at 8 o'clock by Rev. Father Owens at the Catholic parsonage in Monmouth.
They were attended by Miss Isyle Pendarvis, sister of the bride, and John Keane, brother of the groom.
The bride was attired in a tailored suit of blue broadcloth with hat and gloves to match. Mrs. Keane is the daughter of Mr. and and Mrs. L. M. Pendarvis of Media and is popular and talented.
The groom is the son of Mrs. P. Keane of Raritan and is a prosperous young farmer. The happy couple left soon after the wedding for Chicago where they will spend a few days. They will be home on the J. D. Lynch farm north of Raritan on March 1st.
DOUBLE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: The Painter and Bryan families gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Painter Sunday, Jan. 16th that being the birthday of Mrs. Angie Painter and grand daughter, Mary Angeline Painter. Grandma Painter's years numbered sixty-six and Mary Angeline has reached her sixth birthday.
The cake was adorned with 66 white candles and 6 blue ones which when lighted always present a pretty scene. Those present to enjoy the occasion were Mrs. Angie Painter and sister, Mrs. Sytha Cooper; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bryan; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Painter and Ruby, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Painter and sons Ernest, Wayne, George and Irwin; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Lovitt; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Apt; Mr. J. A. Bryan; Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Painter and family of whom Mary Angeline is a member.
Those absent were Miss Mae Painter, Mr. Joe Painter and Ray Painter.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: The Willing Workers of the U. P. Church will hold their next tea at the home of Mrs. W. J. McElhinney on Friday afternoon. (The present home of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Griepentrog on Broadway; this house is one of the oldest in the village of Stronghurst.)
The sale of the 400 acres of land belonging to the estate of the late James F. Rankin, situated in sections 4 and 9 of Media township, which was conducted by Master in Chancery H.F.McAllister, attracted considerable attention.
The land was first offered in 40 and 80 acre tracts and after the limit of bids had been received on each tract so offered, the whole tract was then offered exceeding the aggregate amount. This resulted in the entire 400 acres being knocked off to Waldo D. Rankin at $37, 710 or a little over $94 per acre.
The steady cold weather which has prevailed here for the past week has resulted in the formation of ice of fine quality and thickness.
A force of workmen has been busily engaged during the past two or three days in filling the big ice house at Lake Fort with ice ranging from 10 to 14 inches in thickness. (Chuck Fort delivered ice with a team and wagon to residences around town.
Most people had an ice box to store their perishables as refrigerators were not available or practical with the light plant shutting off the power every night at midnight.)
Miss Grace Simonson had the misfortune to fall on the ice and fracture her elbow. Miss Maggie Peyton of Olena was in town nursing Thelma Smith who is convalescing from typhoid fever.
Charles Pogue made a business trip to St.Paul. Dr. E. E. Bond had the misfortune to break one of the small bones in his wrist while cranking his auto. Rev. Shipplett and wife of Coldbrook are expect to begin their pastorate at the Christian Church Feb.1st.
The fixtures of the Morgan and Wilcox barber shop have been treated to a coat of white enamel which gives the shop a very attractive appearance.
Great quantities of corn are being hauled to market by the farmers of the surrounding country. The large cribs at the elevator have been filled and shelled out twice already this season.
(Those approaching Stronghurst from the north cannot but help to see the mountain of corn being piled by the railroad tracks today.)
E. R. Grandy, who is the traveling auditor for the Santa Fe R.R. was in town.
Ira Peterson who lives west of Olena, sustained serious injuries by falling from an engine, breaking an arm and leg. This is doubly serious as he had just recovered from a break in the same leg.
The Thursday Club entertained last Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Regan in honor of Dr. and Mrs. R. P. Frans, who are leaving for Chicago. (Regan house is the one now owned by Mrs. Joanne Baxter.)
Miss Dorothy Bainter has been ill from an attack of appendicitis. George Chant is attending a harness makers convention in Quincy. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Leinbaugh.