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I tried to call the Telegraph today abd could not reach a "real person", so here is their website: www.thetelegraph.com. If you need further help, please let me know. I was up in central Illinois "doing graveyards" today.....with 2 cousins and 2 nieces!!! Happy hunting!!
I hope you saw the answer I gave to Marita because it applies to you as
well but if you didn't, I suggest you email Cathie at hanergen(a)lcls.org as she
should be able to help you. If I lived in the Alton area I would be glad to
help you out myself, but I suggest Cathie because she has been very helpful for
my own research in the area. She will charge $5.00 but she is worth it.
I haven't seen anyone give you a better answer than this so I'll give you
mine. I don't live in Illinois any longer but I was born and raised in the Alton
area and still have much research to do there as my family was there for a
few generations before me. I have found Cathie at the Hayner Public Library to
be very helpful. She will charge you $5.00 but she is very helpful and polite
and will stop at nothing to help you find what you are looking for. You can
contact her by email at hanergen(a)lcls.org I hope this is helpful.
My grandfather sold a pool hall he did not own in 1920 or 1921. I would like
to find an article in the newspaper about this crime. The pool hall was in
East Alton, Illinois (Madison County.) Would that newspaper be the Alton
Telegraph? Family story says that my grandfather worked as a barber in the shop
next door to the pool hall and the owner of the building had to go out of town
and asked my grandfather to watch the place. That's when he sold it and took
the money and drove to California, abandoning my grandmother and father, who
was only 1-2 years old.
Seth T. Hodges was a significan individual in the history of Macoupin
Co. Il. He donated property to create the city.
He lived in section 28 of So. Palmyra.
He fell into a well in 1841, broke a leg from which he never recovered.
I am searching a new article of that event.
I have been going through the Alton Telegraph frame by frame, but the
paper changes name about the time he did.
He died 18 June 1841. His probate was printed in the same paper in
The paper changed to Telegraph Democratic Review.
Does anyone have access to a microfilm, of that paper or another that
might tell of his fall and death. Would you be willing to go through
and see what you can find. I am hoping his children are named,
especially William b 1830.
Marita in Ca.