1902 – THE YEAR IN
CHRONOLOGY COMPILED FROM THE PATRIOT FILES
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST 1902
1. Dr. A. D. Penny moved to
1. James Laverly made New Year gift of $32,000 to his four sons.
7. Public installation M. W. A. 475.
9. Annual Masonic Banquet.
13. Union revival meeting began.
13. Moore-Bloomer entertainment.
13. Wiegnand bought Beatty gallery.
13. Smallpox quarantine at White Hall raised.
15. Central Union Telephone Exchange discontinued.
17. Mrs. Sarah Gallup’s residence five miles southeast burned; total loss.
17. Mrs. Mattie Clark’s residence at Eldred burned.
22. Weber concert in library course.
23. M. P. L. public installation
24. Art League’s fifth annual meeting.
24. Slight earthquake shock felt here.
31. First annual meeting of county school officers held here.
1. County teacher’s meeting held here.
1. George W. Davis retires from Carrollton Bank; connected with it for 19 years.
4. Mrs. Howard Burns started on trip to
7. Two-day Doll Show by Episcopal ladies.
8. Annual reunion of McPherson family.
13. Library Board adopts plan.
15. Jesse S. Cottrell gave forth number in library course.
17. Al Swank shot and seriously wounded Alvin Black at Walkerville.
19. Local threshermen organize a combine.
21. Linder farmers held second quarterly institute.
23. The “Stone Jug” at Eldred burned; built for schoolhouse about 1837.
24. Circuit Court opened, Judge Thompson presiding.
28. THE PATRIOT high School Story Contest.
3. Walter Postlewait injured by locomotive
8. County teachers meeting, White Hall.
12. Odd Fellows Logde initiates Thos. Scruby on 21st birthday, youngest member
25. Col. J. G. Camp’s lecture, last in library course.
26. Hon. A. J. Hopkins spoke at Court House.
1. Town elections.
1. E. A. Eldred becomes partners of W. H. Sieverling in implement business.
2. Rev. W. Bryson Smith called as pastor of Presbyterian Church.
11. Conlee Lodge, A. O. U. W. instituted.
12. County teacher’s meeting at Roodhouse.
Carrolton men became Elks at
14. County W. C. T. U. Convention opened at Roodhouse.
15. F. A. Whiteside sells ranch of 3010 acres to George, Kilburn & Roberts for
19. Current Topic Club’s ninth annual banquet; President David Felmly of State
22. New County Board organized with George Wright, chairman.
29. Contract for library building let to Moore and Reed, $9318.
30. Daum Post Office discontinued.
1. Fully two-thirds of corn planting done.
2. Roodhouse High School Commencement, ten graduate.
2. Novelty Concert for benefit of library.
2. Kane School Commencement, six graduate.
5. Republican Senatorial Convention at Carlinville.
6. Democratic Senatorial Convention at Carlinville.
7. Greenfield High School Commencement, 15 graduate.
H. S. Contest at Roodhouse;
11. Clarence Hanks killed by cars near Pegram.
15. West End Circle’s closing picnic.
Howard Burns returns from
26. H. E. Bell bought White Hall Register,
30. Memorial Day observance postponed to Sunday, account of rain.
30. Simpson & Linder bought Kane Hardware Store.
31. H. S. Alumni’s fifteenth banquet.
2. County summer normal opened at Roodhouse, for one week.
2. Julius Schumann bought out Otis Sieverling in blacksmith shop.
3. W. J. Roberts and H. A. Orchard bought Galesburg Gazette.
11. B. Y. P. U. Associational Convention held here.
Standifer killed by cars at
11. Barn at Wm. Hyland’s burned.
12. Wheat harvest began.
harvesting machines were seen at work in wheat fields, in drive
of twelve miles.
20. E. S. Vanarsdale and Ed Roodhouse bought the A. S. Pegram elevator.
21. Infant son of Dan Harkins & wife, near Eldred, run over by mower & both
feet cut off; died week later.
Fr. O. A. Snyder, Assistant Priest at
27. Greene County Medical Society organized at White Hall.
27. Robert Dickson’s barn, White Hall, struck by lightning and burned.
1. City ordinances revised and ordered printed.
1. Ceres Post Office discontinued.
4. Library Social and Band Concert only celebration; receipts $108.
10. John Pointer run over and killed by threshing outfit; age 63.
11. Wheat reported making 30 to 50 bushels per acre.
18. Electrical storm does much damage; 2.22 inches rainfall; small cyclone
north part of county.
19. Frank Mack struck by a train and seriously injured.
PATRIOT office moved to
28. Geo. Clough’s residence damaged by fire.
2. Moses Hudson, Deputy Sheriff, shot and killed Marsh Sutton at Roodhouse,
while attempting to arrest him.
5. H. C. Kenney sells business to Bowie and Vertrees,
5. W. G. Waltrip celebrates 88th birthday.
7. W. H. Riley,
14. John Ashford, Jr., struck by train near White Hall and injured.
20. H. T.
Rainey nominated for Congress at
Drainage Board for overflow.
21.-22. Thirty-seventh Greene County S. S. Convention,
Clothier killed by cars at
31. Dr. A. O. Miller, Rockbridge, shot and killed his wife; took poison when
arrested, and died at door of county jail.
1. Judge Shirley opened Circuit Court.
1. City Public Schools opened with 395 pupils.
5. First automobile passed through town.
7. M. E. Church reopened after extensive improvements.
8. Mrs. F. V. Gano seriously hurt in runaway.
12. Racing Matinee at Fair Grounds.
Republican Congressional Convention at
16. White Hall Street Fair opened.
16. Linder Farmer’s Institute.
21. F. A. Whiteside bought an automobile.
21. Geo. Butler, Berdan, killed by cars at White Hall.
12. Union farewell service for Rev. J. E. Artz, retiring pastor M. E. Church.
13. First killing frost.
14. Greene County Fair opened.
14. Rev. D. T. Black, new pastor M. E. Church, arrives from Waverly.
16. Total eclipse of moon.
& A. begins taking
29. William Flatt’s residence, near Eldred, burned.
30. Union Teacher’s Association held 12th annual meeting here.
4. General election.
annual poultry show at
18. Greene County Fair election, D. Simpson, president.
26. Wm. T. Gardiner succeeds Ira Close as Postmaster at Kane.
27. Rev. W. Bryson Smith preached Union Thanksgiving sermon.
30. Mrs. Burch’s residence at Kane burned.
1. Mrs. VanBuntley of Patterson thrown under a traction engine by frightened
4. Nellie Peck Saunders entertainment, first in library course.
7. Rev. E. D. Ervine resigns pastorate Episcopal Church, goes to Wellsburg,
11.-12. County Farmers Institute at
18. Public Library moves into new building.
22. Ernst Albert Courturier, cornatist, in band entertainment,
24. Four local Sunday Schools entertain Santa Claus.
25. T. E. William’s family reunion, four generations.