The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - Thursday, January 25, 1912
60 COUNTY PATIENTS AT ANNA HOSPITAL, Thirteen Sent Last Year,
Two Have Died Since Last Report, Three Discharged, Two Returned
The report on Jefferson County's insane at the hospital in Anna,
shows that during last year thirteen were sent from the county,
Mary E. PIERCY and Nancy BEAMONS have died since the last report.
Maggie KNIFFEN SWISHER and Frank BATTLEYJEWSKI were paroled but readmitted.
Margaret J. KIRK was discharged from parole. The general report follows,
the first condition being the physical and the second the mental.
Barbara RANGE, good, stat'y
Mary A. PIPER, good, stat'y
Jane DIAL, good, stat'y
George COOK, good, stat'y
Morton L. MAYFIELD, fair, stat'y
Mary E. JARRELL, good, stat'y
Ferriba Jane BLACK, good, stat'y
John COPPLE, good, stat'y
Lillie May ARBUCKLE, fair, stat'y
Maggie GRACZEK, good, stat'y
Susan Minerva JOHNSON, good, improved
John N. B. DAVID, good, stat'y
Mary A. RUSSELL, good, stat'y
Josephine COVINGTON, good, stat'y
Joseph DACHWALD, good, stat'y
Lizzie PATE, fair, stat'y
Charles McKINSIE, good, stat'y
David L. ADAMS, good, stat'y
Benjamin BUSH, good, stat'y
Luther N. WAITE, good, stat'y
Affy R. DARE, good, improved
Chas. R. SNOW, good, stat'y
Henry J. PADGETT, good, stat'y
Emma COLLINS, fair, stat'y
Julia M. HILL, good, improved
Lillian BROWDER, good, stat'y
John FERGUSON, good, improved
Sarah H. DALE, feeble, stat'y
Bertha BOOK, good, stat'y
Montie SMITH, good, stat'y
John S. McCLELLAN, good, stat'y
Winnie ATCHISON, good, stat'y
Harry J. CASEY, good, stat'y
Joe VIATT, good, stat'y
Lewis SPANGLER, good, improved
Melvina SANDERS, good, stat'y
Theodore STEVENS, good, stat'y
Berry CREEL, good, stat'y
Frank FAULKNER, good, improved
Laura WILSON, good, stat'y
Samuel PARADEE, good, stat'y
James W. GREER, good, stat'y
Chas. H. SMITH, good, stat'y
Wm. J. BROWN, good, stat'y
Willis PIPER, fair, stat'y
Elizabeth C. GANNON, good, improved
Helena WETZEL, good, stat'y
Joseph Eldoris PACE, fair, stat'y
Maggie KNIFFEN SWISHER, fair, recovered
Andrew J. ESKEW, good, stat'y
Margaret J. KIRK, good, improved
Geo. W. GREGORY, fair, stat'y
Sherman MEZO, good, stat'y
John S. BOBBITT, poor, stat'y
Byron ABERNATHY, good, improved
Lora M. BOBBITT, good, improved
James F. SIMMONS, failing, failing
Frank BOTTLEWJWSKI, good, stat'y
The Daily Register - Opdyke Column - March 12, 1912
The funeral of Alexander MOBLEY was conducted at the
M. E. Church on Friday, March 8, by Rev. SHERIDAN, of
Mt. Vernon. Those from out of town attending the funeral
were, Mrs. Ina KULL of Sparta; Mrs. Ida EPPERSON and son,
of McLeansboro; Rev. SHERIDAN, wife and little daughter
and Tazewell CARPENTER, of Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Jas. W. ESTES,
of St. Louis; Isaac JONES, of Wayne City, and Horton COMBS
and wife, of the Hebron neighborhood.
Mrs. Dan BALTZELL went to Okawville Saturday evening to visit
her daughter, Mrs. J. Arthur SMITH, who is there visiting
Mr. SMITH's parents.
Miss Frieda HELFRICH, of Rentchlers, is here visiting her
sister, Mrs. OHL.
Messrs. Hiram PLUMMER and Buller, of Salem are guests here
at H. PLUMMER's this week.
Mrs. Martha SMITH, who has spent part of the winter here with
her sisters, Mrs. CORNELIUS and Mrs. BARNES, and her brother
C. W. POLEN, left last week for her home in Alabama.
After a two weeks illness Rev. BELL was able to fill his appointment
at Belle Rive Sunday morning and at this place Sunday night.
Mrs. E. S. CLIFTON, of Chicago, is here visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus BRISTOF.
Miss Leni ESTES, of the Egyptian Hospital, at Mt. Vernon, spent
Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. ESTES.
The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - March 12, 1912
Mrs. A. M. FROST has received official announcement from
Washington, D. C., that she has been elected to members in
the National Society of "Daughters of the American Revolution."
Mrs. FROST's great-great-grandfather, Randolph CASEY, and his
three brothers were officers in the army of General Marion, and
were present at the time that the British officer made his visit
to General Marion under a flag of truce, and was entertained at
dinner, the only article of food on the table being roasted sweet
potatoes. History says that the British officer wrote home to
England that officers content with such fare could never be subjugated.
Mrs. FROST's membership will be with the "Ann Crooker - St. Clair"
chapter of Effingham, Ill.
Mt. Vernon Daily News - Wednesday, March 27, 1912
THREE SETS TWINS - RECORD OF INA LADY Dr. S. A. THOMPSON yesterday
morning was called to Ina where for the third time within ten years
he was present at the birth of twins born to Mrs. George BLEEKS.
The first twins were boys; the second pair were two girls, and yesterday
the arrivals were a boy and a girl. Dr. THOMPSON says there probably are
but few other physicians in the country who were in attendance at the birth
of three sets of twins in the same family.
The Daily Register - April 1, 1912
Wayne D. CUMMINS and wife of Dix adopted Charles MEARS,
a young man, they raised, and this legal adoption was
performed just before he reached his majority.
The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL
May 31, 1912
(Actual) Autographs of the class of 1912 -
Mt. Vernon Township High School
Shelby L. WIGGINS
Clarence A. STELLE
Vivienne Elizabeth FLY
Mary Ellenor MARQUIS
Della Mae FLINT
Opal Lillian KING
Edwin E. MILLER
Omar P. STELLE
Roy N./W. NEWBERY
Naomi R. BOGAN
H. Hall KING
Mary Margaret HOWARD
Helen May JOHNSON
Edna Marguerite GASKINS
Loman T. KING
J. Harman GILBERT
Alson W. MODERT
Philip M. HARMAN
The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - June 26, 1912
LIBERTY COLUMN - Sunday being the 52 birthday of Mrs. John COLLINS,
a number of her friends and neighbors fathered at her home with well
filled baskets to celebrate the day, which was a complete surprise to
her. At the noon hour, the well filled baskets were spread under the
old apple tree, after which the photographer, Mr. Merritt SUMMERS took
the picture. After all had helped themselves to the many good things,
the guests gathered in the parlor, where Miss Enid WATSON, of Mt. Vernon,
gave some excellent recitations. Mrs. COLLINS received many presents and
a number of beautiful post cards. All departed at a late hour, wishing
her many more happy birthdays.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. John COATS, two sons Neal and Gail and
grandaughter, Miss Aline HUTCHISON; Mr.and Mrs. Elmer SUMMERS, son Thomas,
Miss Enid WATSON, Miss Anna WILMORE, of Mt. Vernon; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
COLLINS and baby, of Spring Garden; Mr. and Mrs. Sam ROONEY and son; Mr.
and Mrs. George ROONEY and Clarence SUMMERS and Grace SNOW family, of Lebanon;
Mr. and Mrs. Charles HILL and daughter, Ethel; Mr. and Mrs. Nick GREGORY and
family; Mrs. Margaret WILKERSON; Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo PAYNE and family; Mr.
and Mrs. Merritt SUMMERS and family; Mr. and Mrs. George CARIUS; Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar MAXEY and daughters, Ruby and Emma; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. JONES and daughter,
Lucile; Mr. and Mrs. Alva SUMMERS and family; Mr. and Mrs. Norman SUMMERS and
baby; Mr. and Mrs. Roy MAXEY; Mr. Lincoln and Miss Lena HIGHSMITH; Miss
Samantha Jones of Liberty; Mrs. Chas. HIGHSMITH, of Lynchburg; and Miss
MASSEY of Marlow.
Mt. Vernon, IL Register - Wednesday, July 3, 1912
LIBERTY COLUMN - Sunday being the 45th birthday of Mrs. Chas. HILL
a number of her friends and neighbors gathered at her pretty country
home to surprise her and celebrate the event. At the noon hour the
well filled baskets were spread on a long table on the lawn which was
a picture itself. After all had helped themselves to the many good
things Mr. Merritt SUMMERS took the pictures. The day was spent with
some excellent music on the piano and phonograph and picture taking.
Mrs. HILL received many useful and beautiful presents also many beautiful
post cards. All departed at a late hour wishing her many more happier
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Guy BENJAMIN, Mr. and Mrs. Homer PACE
and family, Miss Pearl PACE of Pleasant Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. PIGG,
Mrs. Gussie BARTON and daughter, Lona, Mrs. Elizabeth CUMMINS, Mr. and
Mrs. J. P. COATS and sons, Neal and Gail, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer SUMMERS and
son, Thomas, Misses Bertha MERRITT, Lucile and Burnice HEGGY, Mamie ROY,
Flossie and Carrie KLUMPP, of Mt. Vernon. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. LEIBENGOOD
and daughter of Summerville, Miss Viola HANEY of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde STONEMETZ and daughter Blanche, Mrs. and Mrs. Charles H. HIGHSMITH
and son Charles and daughter Thelma, Harry FORD, Paul BEEME of Lynchburg.
Misses Anna and Vessie MASSEY of Marlow, Mr. and Mrs. Sam ROONEY and son of
Lebanon. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar MAXEY and daughters, Ruby and Emma, Mr. and
Mrs. Alonzo PAYNE and daughters Myrtle and Ethel, Mr. and Mrs. George CARIUS,
Mr. and Mrs. John COLLINS, so Everett and daughter Elsie, Mr. and Mrs.
John PAYNE and family, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. JONES and daughter Lucile, Mr.
and Mrs. Roy MAXEY, Mr. and Mrs. Alva SUMMERS and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Merritt SUMMERS and family, Mr. and Mrs. Norman SUMMERS and baby Misses
Grace SNOW, Samantha JONES, Mr. Lincoln and Miss Lena HIGHSMITH, of Liberty.
Mt. Vernon, IL Register News - Wednesday, July 3, 1912
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. DALBY attended the 58th wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph CROSNO in Bonnie, Sunday. There were about 75 of the relatives
and friends present, and a bountiful dinner was spread under the trees in
the yard of their beautiful home, and when the guests were seated at the
table, Samuel CROSNO, of Mt. Vernon, took a photograph of the crowd. He also
took pictures of the four generations of the family, consisting of Mr. and
Mrs. Jas. CROSNO, their son P. K. CROSNO, and his son Ed CROSNO and his two
little daughters. The afternoon was spent in music and songs and social
talks. All left wishing him many more and happy returns of the day.
Daily News, Mt. Vernon, IL, Saturday, 11 August 1912
Submitted By: Mary Zinzilieta
Pasquale TAGLIOLL, a native of Sunny Italy, died at 11:30 o'clock last
night in the Egyptian Hospital, from a brain infection. His age was 51 years,
he was a miner by occupation and lived at West Frankfort, IL. The body
will be shipped to his home this evening for burial.
The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - Tuesday, August 27, 1912
JEFFERSON COUNTY IN 1837 and 1838 -
Interesting Information About How County Looked Seventy-Five Years Ago
Dr. E. L. CROUCH, superintendent of the Maplewood sanitarium, at
Jacksonville, and a former resident of this county, sends the Register
the following from a book entitled "Illinois in 1837 and 1838," also
"The Emigrant's Guide to the West:"
Jefferson County is situated centrally between the Mississippi and Wabash
Rivers. It was organized in 1819 and forms a square of 24 miles, with
an area of 576 square miles. It is bounded on the north by Marion, south
by Franklin, east by Wayne and Hamilton, and west by Perry and Washington
counties. It is watered chiefly by the branches of the Big Muddy River
and also by streams flowing into Skillet Fork of Little Wabash River.
The surface of the county is about one-third prairie, the remainder timber.
The soil is tolerable second rate land. It was organized in 1819 from Edwards
and White counties. The inhabitants in 1835 amounted to 3350.
There are several compact settlements in different parts of the county:
the principal ones are, Moores Prairie, Gun, Long and Jordan's Prairie
Moores Prairie Settlement is from six to twelve miles southeast of Mt. Vernon.
It consists of about 75 families. The prairie is eight miles long and from
two to three miles wide. Some portions of it are ______ and other parts dry
Gun Prairie is six miles south of Mt. Vernon. It is two miles long and one wide.
The land is good and the settlement contains 20 families.
Long Prairie is five miles west of Mt. Vernon. It lies between the middle and
west forks of Big Muddy River, is tolerably fertile and is four miles long and
one mile and a half wide. The land is second rate and the settlement contains
Mt. Vernon, the seat of justice, is near the center of the county, on a branch
of the Big Muddy River. It is pleasantly situated on the north side of Casey's
Prairie, and surrounded with a considerable settlement. The population is about 150.
It has six stores, three groceries, one tavern, two physicians, two ministers,
a court house and jail, a Methodist Episcopal and a Baptist Society, besides
various mechanical establishments.
Mt. Vernon News – Wednesday, September 4, 1912
Submitted By: Mary Zinzilieta
REIDELBERGER REUNION – The fifth annual REIDELBERGER reunion was held a
Pinckneyville in the fair grounds yesterday. About 68 connections of the
REIDELBERGERS were present, those going from here were Mrs. Chas. W. STULL and
daughter, Martha; Mrs. Catherine SHEW and little Miss Catherine Isabell BADGETT.
About the noon hour tables were spread in the big dining hall of the fair ground
with every thing imaginable good to eat, soda and lemonade being served in abundance
throughout the day.
These reunions are being looked forward to from year to year with great pleasure.
Only four of the older generation are living, being Mrs. Mary REDFERN of
New Athens, IL; Mrs. Catherine SHEW of Mt. Vernon, and John REIDELBERGER of Mascoutah.
(Three is all that is listed.)
The reunion next year will be held at Nashville, IL. The committee on arrangements
appointed were: Wm. SHEY, chairman; Eugene HOWLETT of East St. Louisville and
Isaac REIDELBERGER of Nashville.
Mt. Vernon, IL News - October 19, 1912
Submitted By: Mary Zinzilieta
List of letters remaining uncalled for at the Mt. Vernon, IL postoffice
for the week ending October 5, 1912:
J. P. BURTON, Ed BROWN, J. F. BRUCE, James A. BEAN, Ambrez BEOGEL, E. M. BEAN,
Veora DREW, Lee DIRDEN, Mrs. S. A. DOUGHERTY, Ralph W. GODBYE, Sherman HELME,
James S. HARRIS, Carl LOWELL, P. C. MURPHY (2), John McLAUGHLIN, Evelyn MEANS,
Ed MINER, Clara OVERFIELD, Billie OURS, Myrtle PORTER, Carl BEDETT, Clesta PITTMAN,
IDa PIERCY, Mrs. Fred RICE, Roy ROTELBERGER, B. F. SALEY, Miss L. LEDDEN, J. D. SHARFT,
Raymond SCOTT, Nerva SPRAY, W. G. STEPHENS, J. H. TRAHMS, J. W. WHITE,
WIlliam Shoe Store, Romeo ZINTANO.