The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1918
Stronghurst Graphic, Mar. 7, 1918
JONES SALE-BIG EVENT: B.F.Jones conducted a very successful sale of Poland China brood sows at Biggsville, 52 head selling for $6,527.50. Mr. Jones had purchased a building in the village and remodeled it into a pavilion in which to hold the sale. Among the buyers were people from half a dozen states and the highest price paid, $290, was by a man living in Florida. (List of buyers and price paid in this issue.)
***OBITUARIES***MARK MILLER- From the Daily Argus, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.: "Mark A. Miller, son of William Miller and traveling superintendent of the John W. Tuthill Lumber Co., passed away at 3 o'clock at his home here after an illness of several weeks with complication of heart trouble. He is survived by his wife. Funeral service was held at the Methodist church with interment made at Woodlawn Cemetery. Relatives attending from afar: his father, Wm. Miller of Seattle, Wash. and Mrs. Person of Stanton, Neb.
Mark Miller was born in Carman, Ill. May 23, 1870. At an early age his parents moved to southwestern Iowa and later to Wayne, Nebr. where his earlier days were spent upon a farm. In 1892 he married May Chace, an old schoolmate. In 1895 he first entered the lumber business as yard man in one of the yards at Randolph, Nebr. Later he was in the employ of the St. Croix Lumber Co., first as yard manager at Welcome, Minn. and later as traveling auditor until Feb.1st, 1903 when he came to Sioux Falls as traveling auditor for the John W. Tuthill Lumber Co. Two years later he was made traveling superintendent, which position he held until his death.As a business man he was held in high esteem by his employers and had a wide circle of lumbermen of the northwest..Mr. Miller was a member of the Methodist Church and its official board. He was a member of the building committee at the time of the erection of the new church...He was always interested in anything pertaining to the betterment of the community, the church and the business life with which he was associated.
***MRS. JEFF REYNOLDS*** Mrs. Jeff Reynolds passed away at her home in Olena March5th at about 4:30. Her death was the result of an attack of pneumonia and came as a shock to her friends and acquaintances. Funeral services were conducted at the Olena church with remains interred in the Olena Cemetery.
1893 GRAPHIC: W.J.McElhinney and wife moved into Stronghurst from their farm and John Gilliland moved out to the farm. Perry Cooper has just located at Shenandoah, Ia. George Hilbert and wife moved to Marceline, Mo. Carl Bennington sold his Stronghurst property to Richard Dixson. A closely contested and exciting election resulted in the election of Joseph Ross as road commissioner for the district. The I.O.O.F. lodge let the contract for the erection of a 24 x 70 two story brick building north of the Kessler & Chant building. T.J.Hunter arranged to build a 24 x 70 brick building next to the I.O.O.F. building. Miss Susie Dice swallowed some poisonous liniment which she mistook for rheumatism medicine and her life was only saved by prompt, vigorous medical treatment. "Jack" Evans received 84 stock at Decorra steers from Chicago for which he paid $3.30 per cwt. The fact that land was renting in Warren County for $6.26 per acre and that farm hands were asking as high as $25 per month, was thought worthy of mention.
ELECTRIC LIGHT COMMITTEE: The committee which was to solicit subscription for stock in the proposed electric light and power company, which when organized, will build a transmission line from Burlington to this point to carry juice from the Keokuk dam, report that they made a one half day canvass and succeeded in raising all but $5,000 necessary to put the project through.
***MARRIAGES***YERGER & HELTON-Miss Madaline Yerger and John Helton were married by Rev. Richardson. She is the daughter of Mrs. Louise Yerger of Oquawka and was born and raised here. She has been employed at the Patterson Printing Office for the past 18 years and will be missed by her fellow workers. Mr. Helton is a prosperous farmer and was born and raised in Rozetta. They returned from a short honeymoon trip to Burlington and will make their home with the bride's mother for a time.
***COOK & GALBRAITH-Miss Hester Cook and Lynn Galbraith, both of Gladstone, were married at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. E.F.Huneke in Burlington, Iowa. Rev. Mr. Cooke officiated at the ceremony before immediate relatives of the couple. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Cook, parents of the bride and Mr. Taylor Galbraith, the bridegroom's father, were present. The bride is highly respected by all who know her. The bridegroom is a soldier boy stationed at Camp Dodge, Iowa.
***HAMBURG & FALHGREN: Fred Hamburg of Stronghurst married Miss Teckla Falhgren in Burlington.
***WARNER & McNALL-Harry E. Warner, a soldier boy now stationed with the army at Camp Dodge and Miss Goldie F. McNall of Seaton were married at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Warner by Rev. R.Russell of Biggsville.
LOCAL AND AREA HAPPENINGS: Henry Reynolds is building a 2 room addition to his residence south of the depot. John Shaw and family have moved to the farm they purchased north of town. Good home grown seed potatoes for sale-James Brewer.
Frank Gustafson reports hearing and seeing an aeroplane pass over his home south of town about 3 o'clock Friday evening.(This was a big event-not many had seen one.)
W.H.White from LaPlata, Mo. purchased the Evans residence for the consideration of $3,700. Mrs. A.F.Francen is suffering with a lacerated eye ball as the result of getting a cinder in her eye; the injury required the attention of a physician. Geo. S.VanDoren of the southeast county will move from his farm into a residence he purchased in Raritan next fall.
Mrs. C.M.Bell had the misfortune to run a nail into her foot while passing the Gerald Fort home on her way to the home of her father, Mr. John Staley.
Robert Blackledge and family have moved here from Blandinsville and are occupying the place formerly owned by Gus Peterson. Mr. Blackledge is a carpenter and will be employed by Bert Moore to assist him in his building contracts this season. Paul Salter has given up his position as clerk in a Basco, Ill. store and taken a railroad job in Fort Madison. L.Coleman has leased the feed mill from the Stronghurst Grain & Mdse Co. and will do custom grinding. A.T.Philhower and family have moved from the Rankin farm 3 miles east of Stronghurst to the old Marston farm 3 miles east of Raritan. J.E.Amerman has accepted a position as a manager of a hardware and implement company at Sheridan, Wyo.
Jack Wasson of Smithshire country will live on the farm of his uncle, D.Wasson, just east of the Dobbin farm. Art Mills, who has been the employ of Mr. Wassom for several years, has moved to the Decorra country where he is employed by Elmer Davis. Mrs. Kessler sold her residence to the new County Farm Administrator, Mr. Miner, and intends to build a new house on her lots adjoining the sold property. Roy W. Park has been appointed Pubic Administrator and Public Guardian for Henderson County by the governor.
Mrs. Marion Penny attended the funeral of her mother, Mrs. C.C.Penny who died at her home in Kewanee. The deceased was 69 years of age and related by marriage to the late W.H.Penny of Stronghurst.
JACKSON CORNERS JOTTINGS: T.J. Lamoreaux and family have returned to their farm after spending the winter in Biloxi, Miss. Byrd Anderson and family have moved to Smithshire. Miss Mamie Patch is teaching school at Alexis. Arlie Meredith and family have moved to the Ben Pendarvis farm north of Good Hope where he will assist Mr. Pendarvis with his farm work. C.J.Anderson moved his cattle and hogs from the Tubbs farm which he has been farming for several years. Mr. Watson of Kirkwood who has been overseeing the property is going to run it the coming year. James St.Ledger moved to the late Eli Dixson farm. Miss Cora Josephson is going to Texas to see her sweetheart who is in a camp.
SMITHSHIRE SMATTERINGS: The last number of the Lyceum course will be a lecture given by "Bob" Seeds on "How God made the soil fertile;" this should be of especial interest to farmers. A big Red Cross Sale will be held on Saturday-all kinds of good are listed. The third quarterly conference was held at the church with a dinner and social time preceding the business meeting and a short address by Dr. Smith. The play given Saturday night by the young people entitled, "A Poor Married Man," was well rendered to a good house.
Apparently there is some bootlegging in our midst considering the number of intoxicated persons and plain drunks there have been in our town lately. One day last week a plain drunk toting a revolver was on our streets wanting to fight children, trees, posts or anything his whiskeyperturbed mind chanced to imagine an antagonist. However, it is pretty generally known or at least suspected who the dispenser of said fire water is and the better class of citizens may cause some one a big surprise some of these days as they are getting tired of such gross lawlessness.
The Dunn family who have been occupying rooms in the Corzatt building have moved to the country. The State Council of Defense for Ellison Township was organized with Mr. Arthur Brent as president, Mr. James Milligan, vice president and L.O. Tinsman, secretary. The president is to appoint a committee in each school district.
CARMAN CONCERNS: Ray McIntire and family left for Weona, Ark where he will work in the drainage district. Mr. Warren Dowell has rented a farm east of town. Fire destroyed the Link Hand home while they were in Burlington; nothing was saved and no insurance. The community Red Cross sale netted $100.03.
***OBITUARY***MISS MARY BROADWAY-It is with saddened hearts to record the death of one of Carman's girls, Miss Mary Ellen BROADWAY, who passed away at the Burlington Hospital Monday morning at 10 o'clock. She has lived almost all her life in Carman, but for the last two years has lived in Burlington at the George Higbee home. She was the only daughter of the late Richard BROADWAY and was born Aug.15, 1899 and was 19 years old. She is survived by two brother, Luke and Marion. Pall bearers were Sam and Walter Howell, Golden Babcook, Gene Williamson, Frank Marsden and James Goad. Honorary pall bearers were Misses Maggie Dixon, Rhoda Marsden, Grace Gilles, Winnie Finch and Faye and Fern Dowell.
MEDIA MEANDERINGS: The young people will give an entertainment and play at the Academy. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Berry have shipped their household goods to Galesburg where they will make their new home. Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis White are moving to the place north of town where Mr. Frank Bowen has been living. He will move to David Whiteman's place west of Biggsville. Bert Gibson and family are moving to Fort Madison.