J W Nichols delivers a temperance lecture at Congregational church, being an organizer under the state prohibition committee
E H Hutchins puts in a new cash carrier.
Times office move to opposite pot office
D McDonough purchases the 60 acre farm of Mrs Becker of Peoria
John Riley closes out his flour and feed store
Julius Watercott in New York buying summer goods
Wherry & Goltra add millinery to their dry goods business, and Miss Clara Tiel employed as milliner
Rev C W Ayling preaches a memorial sermon at M E church, the G A R present in a body. Sermon was published
Death of S M Garratt at Kansas City, a subject of Commiseration
Marriage of Samuel Baxendale and Frankie Baker, at Peoria where located
Died, Mrs Jehiel Root in La Prairie
A E Smith brags about a new son
Dr J H Malone, having graduated from the Chicago veterinary college, locates in Henry for the practice of a veterinary surgeon
Marriage of Constan Coleson and Anne J Norquist, just over in Putnam county. Rev Ayling driving three miles north of town to perform the ceremony, as the license was drawn in Putnam county
Easter services all very interesting
Mr and Mrs John McFadyen depart for Oklahoma
Drs Kinnear & Forrest add a new operating chair to their medical rooms
Eli Wright buys the Hutcheson house and occupies it with his family
Harry Niece again becomes a salesman in his father's drug store
Mud deep and roads impassable
G W Emerick purchases the G W Kline property on Western avenue, 160 acres, for $9075
The merchants all have business openings.
John Swaney, appointed by the grange, will edit a grange column in The Republican
Wife of J B Dille burned by her clothes taking fire. A narrow escape from a severe accident
Citizens hold a drainage meeting and Mrssrs Paskell, Yaeger, Koehler and Potter appointed to attend the convention at Ottawa
Town elections as usual Clerk, Joe Hilb, assessor F A Raymond collector S A Worley Commissioner Charley Motter trustee E H Hutchins
Elder E E Bennett moves to Kekoma for a future residences and pastorate
G A R post observed its silver anniversary by brief services at the post room on the 6th
Death of Vincent Becker, 75
Suicide of Mrs T Hanrahan nee Emma Herder at Racine, Wis
S C Brown purchases the W G Snyder homestead - $2700
Clark Swift buys town property and will build a house and locate in Henry
Rex commenced her trips, 13th
Wm Niblock awarded contract for building Ed Sparling's new house
W R C employs Olive Thompson for an elocutionary entertainment
Some one makes love to George Hall's hog, just butchered, leaving only the head.
A series of four temperance meetings by ministers in the county – Revs Shoop, Johnson, Marsh, and Ayling
Death of Mrs W W Hancock, a pioneer, and highly respected
Death of Hiram Blossom at Atherton, Mo 85
Mrs Ann Bowers called home, aged 56
Mrs Nancy Dever, died at Lacon, 94
Billy Siewers becomes a salesman in J Watercott & Co's store
Drs Willis and Zellar administer the celebrated lymph to William Fountain. No apparent results ascertained.
Receipts if the post office $200 greater than the year previous
Teachers institute at Varna. Passed a memorial to the legislature for a uniformity in text books
Rev Ayling delivers a temperance lecture at Congregational church, in which he handles the license question without gloves
Sons of Veterans organize a lodge April 21. Alfred Coleman master
Albert Bacon of Annawan purchases Billy Smith's barber shop and locates in Henry
Geo W Keller, undertaker, succeeds the late V Becker, as undertaker of Henry.
T J Cooney moves his saloon to its present location on the public square.
William Wheeler of Putnam sinks an artesian well, having ample flow for farm and residence.
City election – Mayor, J N Krenz aldermen, H D Watercott, E H Hutchins Alex Brown clerk E T Disosway; treasurer, H J Gregory
J S Thompson Esq elected mayor of Lacon, going in with a swoop, - 200 majority
W G Snyder bids adieu to Henry and locates on a farm in Stark county
C C Mills, veterinary surgeon locates in Magnolia township. He is a graduate of Chicago veterinary college
The new 10 o'clock am train, thro efforts of Postmaster Brown, to commence mail service.
Rev G W Gue give a tree lecture on war reminiscences at M E church. He was chaplain of the 108th reg
Wenona votes school bonds for a new school building
AThe assessors held a consultation at Lacon and received their blanks. They set their figures high, and their work had to be deducted 18 per cent by the state board of equalization
Death of Roy Jones, son of Lawyer C C Jones at Omaha. He was 9 years old
A son to John Herr, 30th
Joseph Greenlee and Mrs Joel Carson called to mourn for a sister, Mrs J H Eckley at Greenville, Iowa
Dr Malone opens an office in the Kleinhenz building
V M Lincoln, inaugurates a shooting tournament every Wednesday at Undercliff
G M Locke fined $3 for firing within the city limits. He kills one of A Coleman's chickens which annoyed him, who was complainant.
J A Melick embaks his imported flock of sheep for S Dakota for a market
Geo W Zimmerman of Sparland adds a bay window to his residence
Death of Mrs John Shultz of Hopewell, 69
Death of Capt Jonathan C Kingsley at York, Neb
School election – Guyer president, and R D Jones, L V Smith elected as members
Mrs Mahlon Newburn has a cancer removed with the scalpel at a Chicago hospital
The Q Q Qs under the auspices of the Congregational ladies at New Opera Hall, 13th
The weight of mail sent out and received at Henry from April 1 to May 3 inclusive, amounted to 1913 lbs – 438 sent out 1505 received
T W Stoner discusses "Henry as a horse market" in a forceful and vigorous manner in The Republican
Elias Herr appointed nightwatch by Mayor Krenz
N Green and N E Worthington nominated by the democrats for circuit judges
May Pol dance, 20th
Bilnd Boone, 28th
Ascension day 7th
Rev Ayling relieved from preaching one month owing to the la grippe and sore throat
Sheriff Lenz on invitation, attends the hanging of Ford at Ottawa
Death of Edith Julia Heinrich, 13, also of Fred Bonham at Chicago
Abba Burt leaves for the hospital at Chicago, absent 7 months, returning home without benefit.
Prof Preston King Cross engaged as principal of the Henry school with K O Booth assistant
Republican nominations for circuit judges – Winslow Evans D P Faum and Miles A Fuller. H W Weils for supreme court
N J Webber elected mayor of Warwick, Kan
Albert Bacon and Patrick Green form a co-partnership as barbers
Mrs E L Cook sells her property a Punam, and moves to Toledo, O, to live with her sons
J R Voach returns from California to spend the summer
Frank Deyoe in a land deal, purchases the grocery store of Joseph Schick
Mrs S P Hill read a sermon at M E church, owing to illness of pastor
Rev Leo Krenz returns from New Mexico, but not improved in health
Memorial services at New Opera Hall, sermon by Rev A F Marsh of Lacon
Miss Sadie Albertson reads an essay before the treachers institute, entitled "Primary Number Work," and published in Republican the week following
Joseph Ball and Emma R Ward make a Ball – by marriage, 18th
Peter Shultz and Tillie Carver united in wedlock 14th
Death of Major A V Brown, 74, on 18th, at Clinton, Ind
Prof W H Evans engaged for second year at Magnolia
County W C T C held at Lacon
Young Ladies Sodality of St Joseph church give an entertainment at New Opera Hall
The Owl launched in Lacon, B F Scott conductor
Prof I M Ong engaged as principal of the Wenona schools.
Joseph Schick's young son fell from a ___ fracturing a thigh
Seventh saloon started, Jacob Balleweg proprietor
Hon G M Bane delivered the oration on Decoration day at Lawn Ridge.
Richard Gell, the Lacon clothier, dies in La Prarie at the home of Rev Thomas Martin.
Prof S W Dixon of Plymouth, engaged for the Lacon schools
J W January, the orator of a medicine wagon, on our streets with a Concert Co.
Demise of Horace L Hutchins, father of the merchant
Wenona graduates a class of 11
The J W Jones farm north of town sold to Mrs W T Law for $8000
The Weis block to receive a plate glass front and other improvements.
The favorite steamer Rescue commences her Saturday night excursions from Peoria, 30th.
Mrs Harper sustains a fracture of an arm by the overturning of her carriage.
Organization of a fire company
Katie Vogelsang leaves Henry for Brooklyn to be absent at least a year
Memorial services at cemetery, T F Clover, Esq orator. At Whitefield Center Rev J B Dille was the speaker
Death of Thomas Funson at Lone Tree, 78
Jeriah Bonham gives a write up of the Reeyes Gang, a reminiscence of the 1840 period of this section
Wind storm 3d, many trees blown down
Farmers alliance held a meeting at Lacon, 6th
A Peru excursion spent Sunday at then lock fishing.
County Horticultural fair at Lacon, 4th.
Norton Pavilion Combination stranded in Henry 3d. No great loss even to owners.
Sermon to "class of '91" by Rev C W Ayling, 7th
Commencement exercises at M E church – 6 graduates Misses Ella Riley, Blanch Brown, Agnes McManus, Bertha Swift, Grace Harper and Gertie Bickerman
Fine strawberries from the garden of Mrs Daniel Ketchum
Death of Charles Spicknell, 41
Ball of Henry Fire Department, 4th Parade in the afternoon
Stephen Moon has a hand amputated in a planning mill at Chicago
Mrs John Koch sustains a fractured limb by a fall
Ed Southers Co play two nights at Opera House
J E Buffum of Rockford delivers a temperance lecture at Presbyterian church on "Our boys of tomorrow"
Election of circuit judges Shaw, Green and Worthington
Wenona commences the building of zinc smelting works
June 18, The Republican commenced its 40th volume
Death of Wm Wallace, 67, Mrs Frank Towle, 31, Mrs R C Newell at Lacon
Holler trail at Lacon – sentence 14 years in penitentiary
Andrew Stibgen, the miller, moves to Palmyra, M_
Masonic brethren celebrated St John's day (24th) by a picnic in Themis's hollow
Dissolution of partnership and purchase of Capt Zeller's interest by Capt Sol York by which he becomes sole owner of steamboat Rescue
Prohibition conference at Lacon, 26th, address by Mrs Helen M Gougar
Mrs Eleanor Horrom gives $100 to the Temperance temple of Chicago
John Wunder dies to Whitefield – the tallest man in the county, 6 ft 7-1/2 inches
Peter Holler commits suicide in Lacon jail, saving a 14 years term in penitentiary
Death of Mrs Brown Smith of Arispe
J A Melick returns home with 55 sheep – five more than he took away
Marriage at Denver of John Riley Jr and Lenore Hooker of Grand Rapids, Mich
Marshall Downey enters the store of E H Hutchins to learn the business
The assessment for Henry township for 1891 was $23,000 less than that of '90
Charley Spangler the printer and wife, depart for Independence, Iowa
Wenona has a new hotel – the Transient House
Shooting of Royal Frisbey in Steuben township and arrest of James Carver and G N Culver, bailed by citizens in bond of $10,000, grand jury failed to find indictment. General opinion – justifiable homicide
Terrell Bros circus, 29th, tent caught fire burning a number of their educated school of horses
Death of Dr Charles Davis, 77, J A Daniels 77, Lizzie B Horan, 19, Capt H Price, 89
Marshall Co S S convention at Wenona, 22d and 23d
Charles Motter, liveryman, moves to the 2d street barn
Nuptials of Maud Hutchins, daughter of A V Hutchins, to John C Hessler, at Chicago, 1st
"The tie that binds" thrown around John Stockton and Hattie Murray
Lyman Hunt's little son from an accident from a runaway, had an arm amputated.
F A Raymond Sr returns his books. Mrs Raymond complimented by County Clerk Hartley for their neatness and accuracy.
The 4th at Undercliff was a grand occasion. Speech by Hon N E Worthington. V M Lincoln conducted the day's proceedings with excellent skill and success
McKenzie Bros purchase a restaurant at Bradford, where they go into business.
Adrian DeLong elected chairman of the board of supervisors
The Normal school opened at Lacon, 6th, in charge of Supt Morgan
Annual picnic of the Lacon alumni held at Henry Islands, 24th.
Ferry at Lacon resumed, to allow pontoon of bridge to be repaired
John S Thompson secured the Wenona school bonds, netting the investor a little less than 5 per cent.
Drowning of John J Reichl, a coatmaker for Hutchins & Lincoln
The Lacon Democrat and Henry Republican selected by the Board of Supervisors as the official papers to publish the new election law.
Rev C W Ayilug baptized 10 by immersion at the lake, and 2 by sprinkling at Undercliff, 12th
F S Potter exhibits a new and choice blackberry, the best of that kind of fruit. It ripens early and is delicious.
Postoffice Inspector Gardner overhauls the Henry P O, and finds the P O O K.
James Harris of Whitefield has a Harris son
Nuptials, 16th, of John McKenzie and Mrs A Stevens.
Mrs Susan Martin granted a divorce from her husband Henry Martin. She resumed the same of Susan Johnson.
Mrs Elizabeth Murrell is granted a pension of $12 a month, and $300 back pay
Gone and got married – Lon Ray and Lois Nighswonger.
Jack Mathews, who had run away from county farm, was found ill and taken back. He afterwards died at the farm.
Burial of C S Edwards at Lacon. An old veteran of Marshall county.
T F McCoy of Varna took a young son to board, and W C Patterson's taste was a daughter. How people will differ.
Capt Henry Fisher wed Mrs E T Beaublan at Ottawa.
Myron Worthington buried a wife and Wm Hamilton a son
Lacon had an excursion ostensibly for Starved Rock, but La Salle only was reached
Dr Pendleton loses a barn by fire, and Michael Mattern a hay shed containing 80 tons of hay
Fine fishing thetse days – strings that would make your mouth water.
Rev Father Leo Krenz assigned to Piper City, Ford county charge.
Henry vs Lacon at the bat at Henry, 24th, a draw
Burning of Williamson Durley's large barn near Hennepin.
Undercliff has 80 boarders, and the rush continues. A popular summer resort, and V M Lincoln and his sons are excellent caterers.
Geological surveyors at the Paskell House, taking maps of the Illinois valley
School census taken by John Morgan – total children under 21, 593; under 16, 450, under 6, 126, number school children 461, 14 less than in 1890.
Elder C M McCurdy of Toulon preaches to a good audience on "Enthronement of the Mind"
Mrs George Worley buries her father Miles Wheeler at Verona.
Marshall Co Horticultural society held mid summer meeting at Henry.
Ezra Calef returns from New England, absent 6 months
Rescue ran a Sunday excursion from Chillicothe to LaSalle, to witness a ball game
Nuptials of Dr B F Forrest and Cora Tiel, at Belvidere
Wedded at Lacon, Benj F Scott, editor of Owl, and Mae Smith
Death of two prominent Marshall county men – Rev R N Morse and Charles Parker both of Wenona
Wm Niblock awarded the contract for building the new Christian church for $2027
Two suicides – John Crayton cast of Lacon and David Whitlow west of Sparland
Ernest Ponzer becomes principal of the Putnam school, and Ranney Vall one near Lone Tree
Hyers Sisters at Opera House. Full house
Andrew Greser's horse "Little George" a winner at Ottawa
Elder Boyer Lectured in Henry on "Is Christianity Declining"
Henry vs Lostant, 4 to 2 for Henry
A number of citizens present Memorial Records to Lookout Mt Post G A R with imposing ceremony. Geo M Bane made the presentation speech. Rev C W Ayling responded for post, and Rev G W Gue delivered the oration.
Criticism of Supervisors for granting Co Attorney Barnes $50 on the Holler trial in excess of his regular salary.
Demise of R N Clark, 76 Funeral from New Jerusalem church, conducted by Rev C W Ayling.
Death of Mrs. Albert Stickel at Putnam.
Summer teachers' drill at Lacon Prof Barton of State University in attendance.
Lawn sociable at George Nicholson's.
Nightwatchman Herr made a drinking water tank a fire extinguisher and put out a fire in Squire Disosway's office, saving the building
The fish warden is enforcing the fish law, and a number of fines imposed.
Charles Fosbenner sells his residence in Wenona, and moves to California
Death of Elizabeth Haws, 92, at Magnolia
St John's Episcopal church purchase a new organ
German parsonage sold to J J Merdian.
M E church purchase a new pipe organ.
A new National cash register at Dr Powell's drug store
Born, a son to Aaron Rapp.
Nuptials – Emery Carpenter of La Porte Co, Ind, and Helen Gregory.
Deaths – Edward Murphy of Putnam 58; Amasa Garrett, 74; wife of Daniel Betz, 81.
Another Lacon suicide – Elijah Holloway.
Grange picnic at Undercliff – grange day Wednesday, temperance day Thursday.
The sanitarium of Drs Kinnear & Forrest for the morphine habit is prosperous, having numbers of patients.
Lacon schools opened on 31st
Death of Mrs Frank Kline, 22
Write-up of Sparland and Varna by The Republican's missionary.
Removal of Prof Harnett and family to Chicago, with best wishes from their friends for their success
Residence of H H Kirchman ignited by lightning during a thunder storm, but extinguished by daughter.
Ys elect officers with Anna Bell for present.
Close of second year's pastorate of Rev C W Ayling 6th. Jug breaking at evening service.
Big Bend Reunion and Old Settlers' picnic, Sept 8-11.
Passenger trains now carry 8 mails each way daily.
Campbell Bros add Music rooms to their jewelry store, stocking it heavily with a variety of musical merchandise.
The Bridge Co issue commutation tickets, good each way until used.
New Church picnic on the lawn at residence of ex Judge W H Williams near Putnam.
Purchase of the Rogers house by James Hartley, the blacksmith. Now, where's the housekeeper?
Frank Ebaugh again in charge of the pilot house of the Rescue.
E J Riely graduates from the Dwight cure.
Melon social by Christian congregation.
Rev A F Marsh preaches first sermon after vacation, 6th.
Jacob Syphers fell thro a hole in a barn loft, and was saved a bad accident by striking upon a horse in his descent.
Mr and Mrs E H Heath accompany their little son to the blind asylum for a source of instruction.
Magnolia grange will enforce the game and trespass laws of the state.
Capt York sells the Rescue to the Green River Packet Co.
Show day – Dick's Circus, traveling by wagon, and Robinson's Museum, traveling by boat. The balloon ascension and parachute drop by Prof W H Jones a sky rocket success.
Births – sons to J H Perry and Wm E Ketchum and daughter to Timothy Hunt.
Nuptials – John Dauber and Katie Barnes, 9th, and Will S Hannum and Gladys Cotney, 3d.
Elder J E Parker, the young preacher, officiated morning and evening at Sunday services here, and is a very promising young minister.
Simeon Doyle breaks the record on oat hauling – 194 bushels 22 lbs, hauled 7 miles on a Birdsell wagon sold by Duke Bros.
Marriage of Thomas Duke and Mry F Bishel.
Mrs Howard Young injured in a runaway at Peoria.
Minnie Horr returns to school at Baybrook, 7th year.
Nuptials of Morgan Hartsock and Laura B McNiel at Melvin, O.
A Nebraska wedding, John Weeks and May B Smith at Kearney.
Nick Denu had a leg broken in a scuffle.
Goltra building Clark Swift's new house, and Wm Niblock one for Thomas Harrington.
Anton Gaab's daughter swallowed a wire fence staple, but no injury came of it.
S P Hill was the lay delegate to Central M E conference at Moline, J O Hill from Whitefield, and Porter Webber from La Prairie.
Mrs Anton Hank terribly gored by a ferocious bull.
Sept 19, last trip of the Rescue on the Illinois river She was sold for $6750.
Births, son to Michael McBride, and daughters to T F Clover, J P Herry and Caleb Condit.
Nuptials, Augustus Stover and Ada Freeman
Mrs G M Locke elected president of W O T U, and Ella Heath secretary.
M E conference assigned Rev Wm Woolley to Henry, Rev Dille to Whitefield, and Rev Ayling to Normal.
Mary Krenz falls, breaking an arm, while housekeeping for her priestly brother at Piper City.
Wm Schlosner amputated three fingers and a thumb in a revolving cylinder of a threshing machine.
J R Paskell awarded the contract to carry mail to and from the depot.
Rev A Bower of Hennepin the possessor of a fig tree loaded with delicious, ripe figs.
Wm Wheeler of near Putnam puts in water works to his residence and heats by steam.
A farewell reception to Master Gilbert Ayling at Mattie Orr's, his S S classmates being present.
G W Fuller dies at Chicago. He married his wife at Henry, Malvina Kellogg, who survives, as also two children.
Birthday party to Ina Divilbiss, by her grandparents Mr and Mrs S P Hill – 11 years old.
Death of Mrs Madison Durley at Chicago, 18th; burial at Hennepiin.
Birthday dinner to David Coan, 21st, celebrating his 75th anniversary.
The Varna Herald office moved to Wenona.
The Henry public school adopts a course of study.
Grace Griswold leaves for Chicago to study reporting by short hand.
Earthquake shock felt by many residents, 26th.
W R C convention, 17th, Mrs J B Dille save the address of welcome, Mrs Jennie Cunningham of Chillicothe the response. Mrs L M Raymond presided.
A son to Fred Morgan born.
Death of Carrie Louise Schneider, daughter of F S Potter, Esq at Chicago, __th. Buried at Henry.
Deaths, at Putnam, son of John Bell; near Caledonia, son of Charles Harper.
The Frankie Folsom attempted to handle the business of the Rescue after it left the river, but left the trade after a brief trial.
Dr A A Knapp enters hospital practice at Chicago.
Hen turkey of F H Goodrich laid 127 eggs during the season, without making an attempt at setting. Profitable fowl.
Horticultural Society at Lacon, 5th and 6th.
Magnolia grange fair, 7, 8, 9.
New school house accepted and contractor paid off and discharged.
Births – daughters to J L Turney and Albert Longman.
Went and married Lydia A Fosdick, did Robert S Erwin. Who had a better right?
Whitefield post office made a postal not office.
Sale of the abandoned Whitefield church and contents at auction.
At Peoria, suicide of Dewitt C Clark, a brother of Mrs Dr Taylor of Magnolia.
The dam, which had spring a leak, was repaired.
Dry goods firm of Wherry & Goltra dissolve, J E Goltra retiring.
C R Jones, W M, representing Henry lodge of Masons at grand lodge.
S L Case while visiting in Kewanee "took suthin" that made him think he had been poisoned. What do they give a feller out there anyhow?
O H Tyler visits Old Kentuck, from where he had been gone over 80 years.
H S Howard of Lacon receives a paralytic stroke, so afflictive as to render him helpless and a confirmed invalid.
Jacob Fosbenner buys the Schick grocery store of Frank Deyoe, and becomes a business man of Henry. Just the man for the business, and is doing well.
St Joseph's parish had another entertainment at the Opera House on the 15th
Chicken pie supper at Opera House by ladies of Congregational church. It went off successfully.
Death of Prof A C Weis at Spring Valley, 52.
U S express changes agents, H J Gregory succeeding Dr F A Powell
A season of 40 hours devotion at St Mary's church, commencing 18th. Rev Frs Freishoff, Schnell and Kuchenbach assisting.
The grand jury in the Culver-Carve-Frisbey case stood 16 against and 7 for indictment.
Nuptials of James Hartley and Nellie Gorman.
Sons to Wm Meier and Wm Marshall sent to bless their homes.
Whitefield S S convention – speaking by J M Kirkpatrick, Mrs. J B Dille, J H Jones, Rev A C Price. J O Hill presided. Also an evening session.
Theo Bickerman sells his farm of 485 acres to Conrad Meister.
Fred Becker becomes an employee of J N Ward & Co, Peoria.
H K Smith's vegetable man prodigy was on exhibition at J D Stubbles's for some days.
George Gregory's little son falls in a closet, breaking a bone of the arm at the elbow.
Rev L G Landenburger of Joliet preaches for the New Church folks on Sunday, the 18th. An eloquent speaker.
J R Harriman sustains a sprained ankle in a runaway wreck, and laid up several weeks at the Camp House.
Roger Merritt assaulted by some after night villain. Both had a rough and tumble knock down, but the fleet footed stranger took to his heels and decamped. He met the wrong man that time.
J F Coan takes his ssalesman Frank E Bush into partnership, the firm name being changed to Coan & Bush.
S S Merritt awarded two first premiums on butter at State fair.
Postmaster DePue of Lacon inspected the Henry office and reported business methods excellent in every respect.
Our bicyclists, five in number, wheeled it to Bradford one Sunday
John Peterman adds a new bay window to his residence.
Mrs John Monier moves into the city, and then buys the Guyer homestead for her occupancy.
The insurance of $2000 on the life of Edward Murphy in the Modern Woodmen, was paid to the widow.
Death of Mrs J R Veach at Pasadena, Cal, 89.
Marriage of Joseph Schafer, the Peoria journalist, and Helena Yaeger, 27th.
Death of Marshall Downey, 78, Mrs Margaret Parker, mother of Samuel Parker, 88; Robert Patton, 77
High school bell raised to the tower of the new school house, by Theo Bickerman & Co
Rev Fr Leo Krenz transferred to Denver, seeking a change of climate for his health.
H W Ruggles crippled by a jump from a wagon.
The Henry dancing club organized for the winter, O C White president.
Dwight Morgan receives a shock of paralysis, and carried to the house from the gate. Has been improving since.
La Prairie S S convention. Interesting session.
Teachers' Institute at Henry, 31st.
Grand Cloak opening of J H Jones & Son – 4th annual sale.
Lacon to have electric lights. Where's Henry?
Grand opening of the public school building, 2d. Schools leave the old buildings and occupy the new building the 3d.
Demise of Ann D Worley, 85, William Fountain, 83; Nellie Widmer, 28.
Silver wedding of Mr and Mrs E G Sparling, most beautiful presents and grand supper. Their new residence dedicated.
"Braving the World," comedy at New Opera House, 9th.
C R Jones takes a trip to Arkansas and New Orleans.
Death of Charles D Arms at Oketo, Kan. He was formerly a grain buyer at Wenona.
Hayden & Holmes open a livestock exchange at Henry.
Rev D F Carnahan, the representative of the American educational aid society for finding homes for homeless waifs, raised $80 here for that benevolence.
Good Tidings service at M E church, 1st.
Inquest of Peter Lovealle of Hopewell at Toluca, ran over by a Santa Fe train.
Clint G Ford's company play three nights at New Opera Hall.
Eliphalet Ketchum purchases the residence of John Miller for $875.
Death of L T Leech of Hennepin, 58; Michael Wolf of Mt Palatine, 59, the heaviest man in this section, weighing 426 lbs; Mrs Charles Peterson of Putnam, 21.
Births – a son to Albert D Stevens, and daughter to George Heider.
Thanksgiving sermon by Rev William Wooley.
Thanksgiving dinner and fair by the ladies of M E church. Extensively patronized.
Death of Mrs Hartley Malone at Varna. One of the old settlers of that part of our county.
The Eagleston farm in Whitefield sold at auction to John Peterman for $4750, or $46.75 per acre.
Death of Thomas J Mathis in Iowa.
Marshall Co Board of Agriculture elect new officers, Thomas Monier as president and Frank Leavitt as secretary.
Rev C E Marsh the new Congregational pastor at Lawn Ridge.
The defunct Gazette at Wenona moved to Chicago.
Births – daughters to Wm Hamilton and Thomas Brady.
Nuptials – Homer Swife and Dillie Rowe; Ross H Gregory and Eldorado Fansey; Willard Kenyon and Violena Hosen.
Prof Koch resigns as organist, and Vinnie Harper succeeds him at the Episcopal church.
Council passes an ordinance defining the duties of a board of health, and Mrssrs Emerick, Niece, and Koehler appointed such board by the mayor.
Soldier vets F H Goodrich and Walter Scott granted pensions.
Sutton's Uncle Tom's Cabin at New Opera House one night.
Winter term of public schools opened Dec 7.
Demise of Wm T McKenzie at the age of 86.
Mrs Mahlon Newburn passes away at Hennepin and is buried at Henry
Death of Lara Field, 11 years of age
Several worthy graduates from the Keeley Cure at Dwight – Sherman Glenn, Caleb Forbes, Howard Young, Orrin L Myers, James Chambers, Wm Shields, Ben Walker, Nels Gibbons, P C Bacon, and others.
Assessment of Marshall county reduced 18per cent by the State Board of Equalization.
Incipient fire at John Kline's furniture factory extinguished by its worthy owner.
Illinois river frozen over during the last cold snap.
Geo A Burt departs for a commercial course at the Davenport Business College.
Mr and Mrs W H Worley observe their 36th wedding anniversary by a dinner of the family
"Pete Peterson," the popular Swede comedy, given a good house.
Elias Herr chosen truant officer at a salary of $25 per year.
H H Kirchman attends grand lodge I O O F at Springfield, representing Marshall lodge at Henry.
Third anniversary of wedded life celebrated by Mr and Mrs Frank Deyoe, with a dinner.
A G Humphrey caught 9 premiums on fancy fowls at the Fat Stock Show.
G C Griswold sold four cockerels at the Fat Stock Show, for the round sum of $80.
Prof S B McClusky inaugurates a singing school here, the Sparland quartette assisting the first night.
Births – daughters to Lyman Hunt and Geo P Merdian
Dath of Asher Norton, 66 on the 26th; Mrs Wm Chambers, 77, on the 30th.
Mrs Asher Norton appointed school treasurer of Whitefield, and C L Loomis supervisor, to fill vacancy by the death of Mr Norton.
Thanksgiving dinner and fair of Putnam Christian church netted $82.
Mr and Mrs Lewis I Beck celebrate their golden wedding in California, 18th.
Mrs R M Tremain called to Kansas to nurse a sick mother.
Death of Hon Andrew Bell from apoplexy.
Fred Thompson and P H McManus have a foot race, and Thompson gets there
Lawrence Lippert ships 40 hogs, averaging 400 each, 40 teams conveyed them to market.
Supervisors borrow $2500 to liquidate county expenses.
School house awarded a silk flag by the citizens.
The examination of the fall term held in all the rooms.
Death of Mrs John Dressier, 70.
Jeriah Bonham meets with an accident, being severely shook up by a fall.
Lacon initiated a lecture course, musical and literary.
Marriage of John Gregory and Mrs Sarah Gregory in Indiana.
Ladies of Chirstian church give a public dinner and are liberally patronized.
Fisk Tennnessceans give a concert at the hall Paying house.
Capt York awards the contract for a new steamboat, and expects to launch the flyer about the middle of March, 1892.
The census of Marshall county, as taken in 1890, is 18,468, some 1402 less than in 1880.
The county expenses for 1891 foot up $24,000 – being $12,000 more than in 1886. And why?
Mrs Mary A Livermore lectured at Lacon 16th on "What shall we do with our husbands?"
L C McMurtrie makes a fine coroner. He held inquests upon the body of James Crotchet and P Donnelly.
Henry Hough takes the suicide route. He was deputy sheriff in McLean county.
Death of Mrs Samuel Parker at Chicago; burial at Henry, 16th.
A difficulty hors combat between Jos Schieck and son Edward, in which a revolver figured, amicably settled.
Christmas tree services – M E church at New Opera Hall, cantata, and two trees; Congregational church, a tree and singing and recitations, New Church, recitations, and present distribution.
Episcopal services at midnight, 24th to commemorate the advent of Christ.
Christmas day services at Episcopal and Catholic churches.
Mrs J G Miles finds a burglar in her home who gets away without identification, also Mrs Harper one in her cellar.
John Heim enlarges his market and puts in a new ice closet.
Dedication of new Chirstian church 27th. A fine building. The church debt of $1100 provided for.
Masons elect C R Jones W M and E T Disosway secretary.
Oscar Hill and J S Townsend and wives Maude McVicker and P Doran spend the winter in California.
James Chambers given a school at Boyd's Grove. His Dwight cure a great success.
Marriage of Charles Everett and Mrs M J Stephens.
The analysis of the Henry artesian well by James Steele chemist student of Champaign university found healthful and medicinally beneficial.
Dedication of new church of Christ by Dr L L Carpenter of Wabash, Ind. Total cost $3200.
Total expense of new school building $24,640.
Anthony Chance loses a purse of about $190, and charges theft. John Swiger and John Johns arrested.
Charles Booth appointed station agent at Spring Valley commenced work Dec 29.
Death of Mrs James Frye nee Mary Cook, at Eureka Springs, Ark, daughter of the late Watson Cook.
Nuptials of Charles Everett and Mrs M J Stephens, 26th. Residence Chaltenham, Cook county.
Protracted meeting at new Christian church conducted by Elder Gilliland.
Royal Olmsted gone to New Jersey to visit his aged mother.
George Helper purchases the building in which is the Helper & Adams market for $1100.
Dr Jones and family leave for Chicago to spend the winter. The doctor to take a course of medical lectures and homeopathic doses of homeopathy.
James and John Steele form a partnership with John Kline in the furniture business, wholesale and retail, and also undertaking.
The Morgan family at Putnam celebrate the 55th marriage anniversary of Mrs Clara E Morgan at Dwight Morgan's residence. Four generations present.
Clark Swift builds a new house in Henry, and moves from the farm the 1st of the new year.
Samuel Clift remodeling his Whitefield home.
Death of Mrs James Gallup at Sparland.
Holiday dance of the Henry Terpsichorean club. Grand time Willis's orchestra furnishing the music.
Birth – daughter to A L Gilpin 2d
This ends the year's record. Exit 1891.
Transcribed 08 Jan 2019 by Norma Hass from the Henry Republican, 07 Jan 1892, portions of pages 1 and