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Article Title: Champaign County Herald
Article Date: December 29 1886
Article Description: Death of Mrs. Jennie L. Hayworth in Chicago. Mrs. Lucy Swearingen,
nee Johnson, buried. Other local and state news.
- Miss Grace Webber left for Shelbyville, KY, for a visit with relatives.
- Mrs.. A. Thompson went to Indianapolis to spend the holidays at her old home.
- Mrs. J. A. Glover went to Indianapolis and spent Christmas with her parents.
- Miss Guss Ermentrout left for Ladoga, Ind., to attend the wedding of her cousin.
- Samuel Lemon of Morrisonville spent Christmas with his daughter, Mrs. M. E. Watson, of
- Miss Lavanda Reimund spent Christmas at Crawfordsville with her sister, Mrs. J. L.
Charni and family.
- Mrs. Chamberlain and Miss Annie Chamberlain of Milwaukee, mother and sister of Mrs. J.
W. Porter are visiting here.
- Miss Minnie Sim and brother, Clarence, who have been visiting relatives here for the
past five months, returned to their home at Finley, O.
- Lou Reddick, of Covington, deputy county clerk of Kenyon county, was taken down with a
severe attack of typhoid fever. He was brought to his home in this city by his uncle, John
McCollum, last Wednesday;. He is at present very low and in a dangerous condition.
- Miss Stella Black, daughter of John P. Black, of Lima O., arrived in this city last
Saturday. She will attend school this winter.
- Charles Merchant and Maggie Babb, both of Rantoul were married at the Methodist
parsonage, Wednesday, by Rev. R. McIntyre.
- James S. Prose and Aurela Walters, both of this city, were united in marriage at the
Methodist parsonage, Christmas Day, by Rev. Robert McIntyre.
- William Coutney and Emma McCaslin were married by the Rev. E. C. Sage, at the home of
the bride on Christmas day. Mr. Courtner has been connected with the IB&W RR for many
years and has many friends among the citizens as well as the railroad people.
- Ex-Sheriff Ware and Miss Eva Blackshaw of Pittsburg, niece of Dr. Blackshaw of this
city, will be married tomorrow.
- J. E. Hunt is quite sick. He has worn himself out during the past week on account of the
holiday trade and had a severe bilious attack. He was considered in a dangerous condition,
last evening, but is a little better this morning.
- Mrs. S. M. Romine, of DeWitt County, Ill., whose health had evidently improved during
the last year, is again confined to her bed with lung trouble. Mrs. Romine is a sister to
Mrs. Nancy Munhall, G. G. And W. H. Webber of this place.
- James H. Blaine was appointed guardian of Walter Blaine, a minor, and filed his
- In the estate of John McDonald, Willie May McDonald the administratrix filed her
inventory. F. G. Jaques, E. J. Heller and F. R. Eubeling were appointed appraisers.
- The following claims were allowed against the estate of Hiram Peabody, dec’d. In favor
of Margaret E. Corray, Elias Rusell.
- In the estate of Albert Dunlap, dec’d., J. W. Booker, J. W. Lewis and D. R. Loper, were
#3120 Albert B. Cade, Bondville age 22, and Minnie H. Goodman, Seymour, age 20.
#3121 Robert J. Myers, Newcomb, age 33 and Anna Bell Gillmore, Newcomb, age 21.
#3122 Chas. W. Merchant, Rantoul, 27, and Maggie L Babb, Rantoul, 21.
#3123 Elverton S. Bibler, Stanton, 21, and Ella Mote, Stanton, 21
#3124 Daniel C. Hinton, Newcomb, 24 and Anna E. McCay, Newcomb 24.
#3125 James S. Prose, Urbana, age 40 and Aurela F. Walters, Urbana, age 39.
#3126 Wm. R. Courtney, Urbana, 25, and Emma McCaslin, Urbana, 18.
#3127 Grant Henthorn, Homer, 21, and Ida Williamson, Homer, 18.
#3128 Willis G. Gara, Cerro Gordo, 24, and Ida B. Gamble, Cerro Gordo, 31.
Died in Chicago on the 25th inst. Mrs. Jennie L. Hayworth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney
Salisbury, of this city. The deceased was born June 15, 1855, at Rockford, Ill. She was
married to Solomon B. Hayworth, Oct. 7, 1879. The remains were brought to this city Sunday
night. The funeral took place, Monday at one o’clock, from the residence of her parents,
Rev. Robt. McIntyre preaching the funeral service.
- Harry H. McClure has resigned his position as ticket agent, of the HR&R at Rantoul,
and will take a position on a railroad in Idaho.
- Mr. V. C. Lenox leaves for Sidney, Shelby county, O, this week for a short visit. He
will attend a reunion at Pontiac, Ohio, of the company with which he served during the
war. His daughter, Miss Erva Lenox will accompany him to Ohio.
- No news has been heard on the whereabouts of young Ed Funk, who ran away from home last
- Capt. T. Crawford Hill came down from Kensington, last week, to visited his aged father,
who has not yet recovered from the effects of a tumor on his face.
- A telegram was received from J. B. Stone, at Washington D.C. Monday morning, stating
that he was the happy father of a bouncing girl. Mrs. G. T. Gunn left, Tuesday afternoon,
for that city.
- Mrs. Wallace Black was thrown out of the wagon a few days ago and injured her hip so bad
as not to have any use of one of her limbs.
- E. P. Moore got caught on a pin in the knuckle of a shaft of a corn sheller, one day
last week and was badly hurt. His wounds are very painful but not dangerous.
- Mr. Allen Nelson and bride, from Camargo, spent Xmas with his sister, Mrs. Meikle.
- Mr. B. Youngman and wife are spending the holidays with his kinfolks at Kokomo, Ind.
- Chas. Beachman, of the Univ. Of Illinois, is visiting his parents here.
- Chas and Tillie Johnson are visiting parents in Paxton during the Holidays.
- Henson Richmond is laid up with a heavy cold.
- Fred Shurts left here for Delaven where he will spend the winter.
- Tom Fairfield and Miss Anna Moore, were married at Danville some three weeks ago, and
returned here keeping the secret from their friends until a few days ago.
- The nine year old son of D. A. Devore had his arm broken on Sunday by being thrown from
a hand sled. This is the second time that his arm has been broken in the past year. Dr.
Ehler reduced the fracture and the boy is doing well.
- Born, last week, to Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Curray, a girl.
- Mrs. H. B. Hill and son, Joe will leave next Tuesday for Chase county, Neb. where they
have 180 acres of good land secured by Mr. Hill last spring, and on which their son Reas
has been living the past fall and winter. Mr. Hill and Julius will remain here until after
their sale when they too, will go out. No better neighbors or kinder people can be found
than this family, who have long been residents of Somer. Their many friends wish them well
in their western home.
- Mrs. B. E. Veers has been quite sick for several days. Also Mrs. Mary E. Feeley.
- Miss May Mikesell, of Memphis, Tenn., is visiting her uncle, J. T. Barricklow, and other
- Wm. Stanner has returned from Hot Springs considerably improved in health, but not
- Mrs. Lucy Swearingen, nee Johnson, was buried at Locust Grove cemetery, last Thursday,
after a lingering illness of several weeks.
- Tonight occurs the wedding of Mr. O. M. Phenicie and Miss Dora R. Peters at the home of
the bride’s parents, a report of which will appear, next week.
- Mrs. Guard is better. Mr. Cumming is quite sick. A child of Mr. Lincoln’s is quite sick
at William Wood’s.
- Mr. Ora Lindley received a letter from his father, who is in Florida, saying that he
thinks some of purchasing a farm in that state before he returns.
- Mrs. Wilson and two children, of Beatrice, Neb., who have been visiting in Ohio for some
time are visiting at her sister’s, Mrs. Craig, near town.
- Miss Lucie Stewart of the Pekin schools, came home for the holidays.
- H. M. Reynolds spent holidays with his parents in Arcola.
- Mrs. Mary Ludwick left, last week, for Chester, Neb., on a visit to the family of her
uncle, H. W. Drullinger.
- E. V. and Jas. F. Johnson, who have been visiting here for a few days left, Monday, for
Lawrenceburg, Ky., where they will make their home.
- Miss Kate Cusick was called to her home at Paris, last week, by the death of her aunt.
She returned, Thursday, in company with her sister, Miss Anna Cusick, who is spending the
holidays in St. Joseph.
- Quite an interesting wedding occurred at the Friend’s church last Sunday evening, in the
marriage of Miss Emma Mote to Mr Elverton Bibler, of Stanton township, by the Rev. Tom
Brown, of Vermilion Grove.
- Quite a serious accident occurred to John Buhr, living in the German settlement,
Tuesday, he got his hand caught in a corn sheller, so lacerating it as to necessitate the
amputation of the index finger, which was done by Dr. S. N. Sims.
- Miss Carrie Porterfield for two years the very efficient teacher of the primary
department in our schools, resigned that position last week, on account of failing health.
Miss Porterfield has been slightly indisposed for some weeks past, and her physicians
advised her to give up teaching. A change of teachers in the middle of the term will cause
a breach in the year’s work, which cannot help but be to the disadvantage of the school,
and it is to be regretted that ill health, etc., etc., has compelled Miss Carrie to give
up the school at this point in the term’s work.
- Al McCarty – you all know him – has started a blacksmith shop in St. Joseph, and has
employed C. Reed, a veteran blacksmith, to assist him, so that our farmers friends may be
assured their horses feet will be well taken care of if shoed by them.
Topic of the Times
- Captain Samuel Shannon, believed to be the oldest Odd Fellow in Illinois, died Dec. 21
- A ten year old boy of Marion, Ind. has become insane and physicians say that it is
solely due to tobacco, which he has used since he was five years old.
- Mr. Hemphill of Peoria visited his sister, Mrs. C. C. Harris last week.
- Les Clark went to Chicago to spend the
week with his cousin, Dr. W. B. Clark.
- Miss Susy Levin of Hoopeston, is spending the holidays with her aunt, Mrs. L. C.
- Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Wallace went to Peoria to spend the week there with the former’s
- Mr. And Mrs. Carl Uhler, of Monticello, were the guests of the later’s sister, Mrs. S.
- Mr. Gish, of Covington, Ind., was the guest of his daughter, Mrs. L. C. Garwood.
- Mr. and Mrs. David Bailey went to El Paso Texas last Thursday, where they will spend
part of the winter.
- Mrs. Pearson and daughter, of Dakota, are the guests of Mr. M. E. Lapham, this week.
Mrs. Pearson is a sister of Mrs. Lapham’s.
- Mr. R. R. Mattis was called to Philadelphia, PA, Monday by a telegram announcing the
very serious illness of his mother. He left yesterday.
- Miss Nettie Dodson, of Chicago, is the guest this week of Miss Celeste Langley. Miss
Dodson resided in this city six or eight years ago and has a large number of friends
- Mr. Alfred Gregory, of Atlanta, GA., is spending a few days here, the guest of his
brother Grant and his sister, Miss Helen Gregory.
- Miss Mary I. Bragg is spending the week at her home in this city. Miss Bragg has a
position as a private secretary to Mr. B. F. Jacobs, of Chicago, the well known Sunday
- Colored society was all agog last week, over the elegant reception given by Mr. Joseph
Jennings, at the residence of Mr. Anthony Johnson, to which only the elite were invited.
Mr. Jennings is H. H. Harris’ coachman and is a very popular society young man.
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