THE DAILY REGISTER - Mt. Vernon, IL, April 9, 1913
Elk Prairie Column
We notice that in the last week's Register that Eva Y. Barton has an
old fashioned salt cellar that is over a hundred years old. Mrs. E. B.
Dalby has a salt cellar that is a hundred years old and also a Cuban
waterpot that her grandfather brought from Cuba one hundred and ten years
ago. Her grandmother kept it until her death and left it to her son,
Thomas Vance, Mrs. Dalby's father, who gave it to her when he moved from
here to Missouri.
The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL - Monday, September 15, 1913
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEET IN A REUNION -
Combined Ages of Eight Relatives Who Gathered Here Sunday Is 552 Years.
A reunion of the eight children of the late B. W. ADAMS and wife was held
here Sunday at the home of Mrs. Mary MYERS, 715 Jordan Street. Mrs. MYERS
is one of the sisters.
The eight brothers and sisters whose names and ages follow, were present:
Mrs. Julia MORRIS, 74, Norris City, Ill.; John W. ADAMS, 73, Opdyke, Ill.;
Mrs. Mary MYERS, 71, Mt. Vernon, Ill.; Mrs. Isabella PRITCHETT, 69, Enfield,
Ill.; A. W. ADAMS, 65, Fairfield, Ill.; R. Z. ADAMS, 59, Enfield, Ill.; S. F.
ADAMS, 57, Portland, Ore.; N. D. ADAMS, 54, Decatur, Ill.; The combined ages
of the brothers and sisters is 552 years.
This is the second reunion held by the family, the first one being held seven
years ago, at the home of J. W. ADAMS, a brother, in Opdyke. The family is
already making preparations for another reunion to be held with the Decatur brother.
The eight brothers and sisters all sat down to the dinner table at the same
time, and were served to a most excellent dinner by Mrs. Henry WAITE, a daughter
of Mrs. MYERS.
The members of the family are descendants of B. W. ADAMS and wife, early White
County settlers. They were raised under many of the difficulties that confronted
the pioneer families, and have all been schooled in the big school of experience.
They are people that it is a pleasure to know, as they are the true, honest and
upright kind that live by honest toil and delight to see their neighbor prosper.
A photograph of this unusual family was made, and this will serve as a reminder
of a very happy day.
The Daily Register - November 4, 1913
A Mr. BUNTON of Cincinnati is here trying to locate the burial place of
his father, an uncle and a brother who were buried at West Salem Cemetery more
than a quarter of a century ago. His father was Dr. BUNTON who died in Dahlgren
and was brought here for burial. Dr. BUNTON, at one time, practiced medicine in
this city and is possibly remembered by some of the older residents. The three
were buried close together in West Salem, but Mr. BUNTON wants to locate the graves.
The Daily Register - November 13, 1913
Charity A. HOWARD married on September 17, 1901 to Stephen BOSWELL
and he died September 15, 1902. Charity married on August 15, 1906 to
Monroe McNAIL and he died April 1, 1907.