The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - Saturday, January 8, 1910
SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT of Patients from Jefferson County in Hospital
at Anna - Fifty-eight Being Treated.
W. L. ATHON, superintendent of the Southern Illinois hospital for
insane, at Anna, submits his semi-annual report on the condition of
fifty-eight patients now there for treatment. The physical condition
is first given, which is followed by the mental condition.
Barbara RANGE, good, stat'y
Mary A. PIPER, good, stat'y
Jane DIAL, fair, stat'y
George COOK, good, stat'y
Minerva E. WILSON, good, stat'y
Morton L. MAYFIELD, good, no change
Mary E. JARRELL, good, no change
Victor ELLWANGER, fair, no change
Feriba Jane BLACK, good, no change
John COPPLE, fair, no change
Lily May ARBUCKLE, good, stat'y
Maggie GRACZED, good, stat'y
Susan Minerva JOHNSON, good, stat'y
John N. B. DAVID, good, stat'y
Mary A. RUSSELL, fair, stat'y
Josephine CUNNINGHAM, good, stat'y
Joseph DACHWALD, fair, no change
Hattie WIGGINS, fair, no change
Loren SMITH, fair, failing
Lizzie PATE, good, stat'y
Chas. McKINSIE, fair, stat'y
David L. ADAMS, good, stat'y
Albert McLAUGHLIN, good, stat'y
Benj. BUSH, good, no change
Luther N. WAITE, good, no change
Affy R. DARE, good, stat'y
Chas. S. SNOW, fair, stat'y
Henry J. PADGETT, fair, stat'y
Emma COLLINS, good, stat'y
Julia M. HILL, good, improved
Emma Jane GUYMAN, good, stat'y
Lillian BROWDER, good, stat'y
John FERGUSON, good, improved
Sarah H. DALE, good, stat'y
Cora Belle HARVEY, good, stat'y
Bertha BOOK, good, stat'y
Montie SMITH, fair, stat'y
John S. McCLELLAN, good, stat'y
Lydia CURTIS, failing, failing
Winnie ATCHISON, good, stat'y
Harry H. CASEY, fair, stat'y
Jo VIATT, good, improved
Arthur E. ORR, poor, failing
John S. BABBITT, fair, improved
Melina SANDERS, failing, stat'y
Theodore STEPHENS, fair, improved
Berry CREEL, good, improved
Frank FAULKNER, fair improved
Louis WILSON, good, improved
W. B. CHAMNESS, improved, improved
Alexander RAMSEY, good, improved
Samuel PARADEE, fair, stat'y
James W. GREER, good, improving
Charles H. SMITH, fair, improved
Wm. J. BROWN, fair, improved
Willis PIPER, fair, no change
Louis SPANGLER, good, stat'y
The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - January 20, 1910
These are deaths that were listed in "The Daily Register"
for the year 1909.
Jan 05 R. F. BREEZE of Grand Prairie Twp.
Jan 13 John Wesley HECK of Moore's Prairie Twp.
Jan 15 Josiah WILLIS of Bald Hill Twp.
Jan 17 Mrs. Anna HUGHEY
Jan 18 Mrs. Elizabeth MAULDING of Memphis, TN
Jan 21 John E. WALLACE died on his farm
Jan 27 Rev. William RICHARDSON of Belle Rive
Jan 29 Mrs. Bertha DUNNING
Jan 29 Mrs. Harry GREEN near Waltonville
Jan 30 Dr. Simeon M. ROBERSON of Eldorado
Feb 04 Sylvester FITZGERRELL died at home in Benton
Feb 05 Laura CARPENTER
Feb 12 Eliza J. ALLEN
Feb 15 Mrs. Dennis DIAL
Feb 16 Orville JONES died mine explosion in West Frankfort
Feb 23 J. C. KIRK
Feb 24 Mrs. James DODSON
Feb 25 Frank THREAT
Mar 07 Roy R. WOOD
Mar 08 T. J. MAXEY former resident of Yokon, Okla.
Mar 10 Mrs. Henry PATTERSON
Mar 10 Z. T. CROSS of Opdyke
Mar 10 Mrs. T. L. CATES of Elk Prairie
Mar 13 Mabel CHAMBLISS died March 12
Mar 15 A. W. PLUMMER
Mar 23 James HUMPHREY
Mar 24 S. W. TEMPLE
Mar 24 Mrs. J. J. WILLIS
Mar 27 R. W. ALEXANDER
Mar 29 Mrs. Marion WILLIAMS
Apr 02 Robert WALTERS former resident died East St. Louis
Apr 03 Capt. F. A. OWEN died at hotel in Dahlgren
Apr 07 John TAYLOR
Apr 08 John D. KINCHELOE
Apr 08 Mrs. Susan B. BUCK
Apr 11 Mrs. Mary A. JONES
Apr 13 S. A. PATTERSON
Apr 16 Mrs. Susan S. VARNELL
Apr 16 Mrs. Clem REECE
Apr 19 Wall's History of Jefferson County is out.
Apr 19 Miss Minnie PUMLEY
Apr 22 J. A. HAMILTON
Apr 25 Mrs. S. C. COPPLE of Keysport died here.
Apr 27 W. Barg CASEY
May 01 Seburn FRANCES
May 01 R. I. COLEMAN former resident died at Mt. Carmel.
May 03 Graham G. SMITH former resident died in St. Louis.
May 05 Robert F. PACE ended life by drowning.
May 10 Mrs. J. J. FLY
May 11 Mrs. E. D. YOUNGBLOOD
May 15 Frank SECHREST
May 16 Chas. H. JUDD
May 24 Mrs. Martha DICKERSON
May 25 Harvey C. GIBSON
May 26 Mrs. Kate MARTIN
May 26 Mrs. W. B. CHAMBLISS
May 27 R. R. DRAKE
May 27 Sarah BAILEY
May 29 James M. HALL
May 30 Martin PRICE
Jun 02 J. P. HARRISON pioneer citizen of Ashley.
Jun 04 Mrs. C. D. RIGGS
Jun 07 J. D. SHEPHERD of Opdyke
Jun 07 Alfred BOND drowned Farrinton Twp.
Jun 09 C. E McGUIRE
Jun 11 Miss Lottie WEEKS
Jun 12 James STULL killed by train at Richview.
Jun 15 Carrie ESTES PETTIT
Jun 17 Mrs. A. W. LAWRENCE
Jun 23 James BLAKE killed Texas.
Jun 28 Mrs. Ellen NEWMAN killed by lightning near Richview.
Jul 01 Charles P. JOHNSON died in St. Louis.
Jul 04 Mrs. Martha A. HOWELL
Jul 05 W. H. POOLE
Jul 09 Washington JOHNSON
Jul 09 Fred WRIGHT died at Centralia.
Jul 11 Mrs. Goodwin PERKINS died at LaGrange.
Jul 24 Samuel CLIFTON died east of town.
Jul 30 Sarah BALLARD
Aug 01 Allan DINWIDIE
Aug 13 A. W. HIGHSMITH
Aug 17 Mrs. Jane DULANEY died near Marlow.
Aug 19 Walter PIGG
Aug 26 Mrs. Harry FLANERY
Aug 28 Mrs. S. K. LATHAM died in St. Louis.
Sep 01 Mrs. Nannie WARFIELD
Sep 02 D. JOHNSON died in Denver.
Sep 05 Theo. PANCER killed in a runaway near Waltonville.
Sep 07 Miss Anna DAMON
Sep 09 Mrs. Elizabeth McCORD
Sep 11 Simeon W. MAXEY former resident died in Ellensburg, WA.
Sep 11 Jasper DAVIS former resident of McClellan Twp. died in Geary, OK.
Sep 12 Douglas ROBINSON of Pleasant Grove
Sep 17 James L. CATES
Sep 19 J. Logan BROWN died east of the city.
Sep 24 Wilson Carroll WEBB died near Webb.
Sep 25 Mrs. Annie HARPER
Sep 26 Mrs. Millie KLEIN former resident died at the hospital.
Sep 29 Mrs. J. P. DYLE died south of the city.
Sep 30 Nathan THOMPSON died north of Woodlawn.
Oct 01 John B. FLANNIGAN
Oct 02 Edmund BARTON
Oct 06 Preston PIGG
Oct 08 Mrs. Nancy J. WRIGHT of Campground.
Oct 10 Mrs. Rachel SIDES, colored.
Oct 11 Joshua HOPPER
Oct 15 F. J. BRUCE of Ina.
Oct 16 Henry H. DICK
Oct 16 Mrs. John CAMERON of Woodlawn
Oct 19 B. F. SCOTT
Oct 19 Mrs. M. CORDES
Oct 19 A. N. PACE died in Montgomery, AL.
Oct 20 Fred HENLEY run over by wagon loaded with coal and died.
Oct 20 E. H. ROY
Oct 21 Samuel W. JONES struck by L&N passenger train near Drivers.
Oct 21 Mrs. L. B. KELLEY died in St. Louis.
Oct 22 Mrs. Elizabeth BERNARD died as a result of burns, widow of Dr. Thomas BERNARD.
Oct 22 Mrs. Amelia Jane GUTHRIE oldest resident who was born in the county.
Oct 22 W. W. MERRITT died in St. Louis.
Oct 24 Mrs. L. L. RECORD
Oct 24 E. S. CLAYBORNE former resident hurt on Panama Canal died in Champaign.
Oct 27 Rev. Duff H. WELLS former resident died at Carterville.
Oct 29 Edgar LANDGRAF died of ptomaine poisoning.
Oct 30 J. G. CROZIER former resident died at Masonic Home in Sullivan.
Oct 30 Miss Anita HAYES former resident died in Fowler, CA.
Oct 30 C. T. SULLANS, son-in-law of John P. GUTHRIE, killed by live wire at Webb City, MO.
Oct 30 Rueie CARTER
Oct 31 W. L. CROUCH
Oct 31 Mrs. Ed CARTER of Dodds
Oct 31 Infant dau. of Rufus WILLOUGHBY, Grand Prairie, died from eating headache tablets.
Nov 01 Jessie Rhea SON
Nov 01 Miss Nellie LUESE of Bluford
Nov 01 Fred DEWEY shot while hunting near Arthur, IL.
Nov 10 Strattan Elsea COHLMEYER shot while hunting near Richview.
Nov 10 Willis A. KELLER of Bonnie
Nov 11 Dr. C. H. McFALL
Nov 12 David PRICE
Nov 14 Moses F. BAGLEY former resident died in Evansville.
Nov 15 O. M. PACE
Nov 17 Carl WILSON
Nov 18 Samuel T. LACEY died near Woodlawn.
Nov 21 Mrs. Warner WHITE
Nov 21 Robert GASTON of Dix
Nov 23 Charles A. VAUGHN former resident died in Denver.
Nov 28 Pink HAYES
Nov 30 W. H. McCANN
Dec 04 Bert ARTHURS former resident died in Seymour, IN.
Dec 10 Corydon SLYGH
Dec 11 Little daughter of James HUTCHISON died from burns.
Dec 13 Jack T. KELLEY
Dec 16 John RAMSDALE
Dec 17 Iswell SNYDER died near Sheller.
Dec 17 W. D. ROGERS former resident shot self in St. Louis.
Dec 20 Mrs. Carle WILSON former resident died at Riverside, CA.
Dec 24 Lela Belle ORD
Dec 25 Mabel McKINLEY
Dec 25 Grace GIBSON
Dec 26 A. J. GRUEL of Campground
Dec 26 Miss Rachel Ann HALLOWELL
There were 166 deaths, 400 births, 292 marriages and 41 divorces in 1909.
Compared to 212 deaths, 636 births, 298 marriages, 46 divorces in 1908,
The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - Friday, January 28, 1910
TRIP TO CALIFORNIA HALF CENTURY AGO - Riley Breeze Writes From Lenoir, Tenn.,
Concerning Interesting Twelve Months Trip
Editor Register: Just 51 years ago next April, myself and T. G. D. MAXEY,
Oliver BAGWELL, Henry DeGROTE and Oliver SPROWL, of Jefferson County,
started for the Golden Gate. We went to southwest Missouri and remained
there near Springfield and Greenfield, Mo., for 30 days waiting for the
grass to get up for our stock to subsist on before starting for the promised
We started from there the 7th of May, 1859, with 33 persons with a train
of 10 wagons, 700 head of cattle, about 100 head of horses, 100 sheep, a
fine jack and his mate, one old negro woman, "Aunt Betty." She stood 6
feet 4 inches in her marching order, for she was about 70 years old, and
walked nearly the whole trip of 2,000 miles. O, yes, we had a billy goat
with our train and several fine canines to keep the wolves off. Each man
was provided with two navy revolvers, and the ten teamsters all carried
rifles and shot guns.
So you see we were well heeled for an Indian scrap, which we came near
having in Nebraska, on the Little Blue River. The Indians came running
up behind me and made my mare throw me twice that afternoon and they
followed us all evening until sun down, then left us, expecting an attack
that night, but we started out on the road about 2 o'clock a.m. and heard
no more of them, and we went on to the land of gold; was till October 10
getting to the Sacramento Valley, Cal.
We tried our luck till winter, and Tom MAXEY, my cousin, got home sick
and came back. I went up to Oregon, Washington and Victoria British Columbia,
and returned to San Francisco, then sailed for Panama on the steamship "Sonora".
While on the gulf of Tehaustepec, on the west coast of Mexico we encountered
a bad storm which lasted 48 hours. Our ship sprung a leak and they had to
keep the pumps running all the way to Panama, and when we anchord in Panama
Bay there was 7 1/2 feet of water in the hold. So we landed all O. K. and
jumped the Panama railroad for Aspenwall, which is now called Colon. There
we took ship on the old "Star of the West" and started for New York. When out
only one night she broke one of her shafts, and then we put in for Havana,
Cuba, layed there three days for repairs so that gave the 750 passengers a
chance to go ashore and see the city and the senoritas, and there is the
first place where I took a lesson in the Spanish language. They have a way
of teaching the Americans to speak some of the language.
We sailed for New York and got there the same as if nothing had happened.
So I got back home in just 12 months and 2 days, and now I want to say that
there is only 2 of the 33 that crossed the plains together in 1859 that are
living and we are both natives of Jefferson County - J. O. BAGWELL and myself.
RILEY BREEZE, Lenoir, Tenn.
February 21, 1910 Mt. Vernon Daily Register
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Sept 28, 1997
BANKER IS FOUND DEAD Man Who Embezzled Funds Supposed To Be Suicide
Logansport Man Gambled in Wheat and Confessed to Taking Over Half Million
Dollars Logansport, Ind. Feb. 21 The body of John F. Johnson,
former president of the State National Bank of this city, was found
floating in the Wabash River. Johnson served six years in prison following
his confession that he had embezzled $550,000 of the banks funds. Recently
he had been a grain broker. It is presumed he committed suicide.
Johnson's watch and jewelry were found in his clothing and there is no
suspicion that he was robbed and murdered. Two months ago he lost heavily
in a transaction in wheat and sold his home to meet his debts, it was
explained by his friends after his body was found. He had since been dejected.
Johnson always was fascinated by the fluctuations of the wheat market. At the
time of his trial, in 1897, for embezzlement of the bank funds of his bank, he
testified that if the bank examiner had given him one more day of grace he could
have made a great fortune "in wheat."
September 28, 1910 Mt. Vernon Daily Register
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Sept 28, 1997
PIGG SAVES TRAIN FROM WRECK ON SOUTHERN
Broken Rail Discovered on Curve in Yards in Time to Prevent Trouble
- Train Crew Delighted.
"Dutch " Pigg prevented a wreck on the Southern this morning,
and had the train been on time Mr. Pigg would not have had the opportunity
to prove himself a hero. Mr. Pigg was on his way to work at the store of
R. L. Stratton and was plodding along the Southern yards about 6:30 when
he discovered one of the rails broken in three pieces and one piece
entirely missing. As soon as this startling discovery was made he began
looking for some one to notify, but he soon decided that the thing for
him to do was to run back and flag a train that was just coming into town.
Putting his intention into effect he started down the track at break-neck
speed and waving his arms frantically he got the engineer's attention strong
enough to get him to stop. As the train was brought to a standstill, Engineer
Billie Miller jumped from the cab and ran forward to ascertain the cause of
the train being flagged and when he learned the cause he grabbed "Dutch"
Pigg and almost shook him to pieces, he was so overjoyed.
The train was late and was coming around the curve at a rapid clip,
and a bad wreck would have been the result had the train proceeded
a few feet further. Mr. Pigg does not think he did anything unusual, but
the train crew know that he did and they were over joyed at their escape.
This morning was unusally cool, and it is believed to have been the cause
of the rail breaking. It has been suggested that perhaps the rail had
not been sufficiently bent to meet the curve angle, and had been put down
in a strain, combined with the cool weather, caused it to snap.
March 05, 1910 Mt. Vernon, IL Daily News
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta
ADVERTISED LETTER LIST
The following list of letters remain unclaimed at the post office in
Mt. Vernon for the week ending March 5th, 1910. When calling for any
of them please say "advertised".
Ed ATCHISON, Miss Grace ATWOOD, Miss Lena BAILEY, Elmer BLICKLEY,
DODSON Trio, James B. DOWLING, Susie DAVIS, Lawrence FRIEMAN, O
. F. GLENN, E. E. GELTS, Miss Myrtle HICKS, J. F. HERMAN,
Mrs. Mattie MUELLECKER, Miss Bessie McCLURE, J. OLIER, Daisy PAGE,
Fren POWERS, E. T. RAINEY, Robert TOPING, W. B. WILSON, S. WILLIAMS,
F. P. DIETZ (4th class).....................G. G. GILBERT, P.M.
Mt. Vernon, IL Daily News - Tuesday, March 15, 1910
FAIRFAX, IOWA, March 10, 1910
Editor, Mt. Vernon News, Mt. Vernon, IL
Mrs. James WESTCOTT, Sr., better known as Aunt Mag, a former resident
of Jefferson County for a great many years, and who is now 72 years of
age, but just as spry as a great many people of 40, does all her own
housework, washing and ironing, and is able to walk any distance she
desires, as she is not crippled in any manner.
Since the 26th of January she has sewed 98 yards of goods entirely by
hand, doing a great deal of ruffling and trimming with both lace and
embroidery. She has made her residence at Fairfax, Iowa for the past
12 years and is highly respected by all for being honest and upright.
She hopes at some future time to see and have a talk with her old
Mt. Vernon friends........From a Friend