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Tampico Historical Society - Updates for Jan., 200

Feb 1, 2006

Wow! It's been a very busy month! The MESSAGE BOARD has
really been active! We have received many contributions
this month, both monetary and historical. Many thanks to
all who contributed! The following is a list of the new
entries on our website. For a direct link to all of them,
see our WHAT'S NEW page
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/1265290.htm

NEW ENTRIES FOR JANUARY 2006

ANNOUNCEMENTS

I have upgraded our site-search engine. It will now "read"
pdf files. This should prove very beneficial to many since
many of our "Family History Charts" are posted in pdf
format.
I recommend you do a site-search periodically (at least
once/week) for surnames you are interested in. Often there
is much history on a family incorporated into another
family's biography or in the Town/Township histories. This
is one of the perks of having these biographical sketches
posted online, since the books do not index all surnames
found in the book. Our site-search engine is automatically
updated every Monday - more often if I have time to do it
manually.
I also recommend you sign up for our monthly newsletter.
Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email.
You MUST reply to this email in order to activate your
registration. The Newsletter is a copy of the "What's New"
section of the site, sent directly to your email. This is
another FREE service offered.
Updated "Contact" List
The Ronald Reagan Birthplace/Museum begins its 2006 season
in March (weekends only) and in April through October they
will be open 7 days per week. See Calendar for details and
contacts. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!
The Tampico Area Historical Society/Museum/Family History
Library & Research Center begins its 2006 season in April
through October - Weekends or by appointment. See Calendar
for details and contacts. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!

WELCOME - NEW MEMBERS
Mike Shere, North Little Rock, AR

BIOGRAPHIES
Joseph Sutherland (Bureau/1885)
John Winkler (Whiteside/1908)
Jeduthan Seely, Sr. (Whiteside/1877)
Col. Ebenezer Seely (Whiteside/1877)
Horace G. Seely (Whiteside/1877)
Daniel Blaisdell (Whitesdie/1877)
Levi Fuller, Sr. (Whiteside/1877)
Robert Thompson (Whiteside/1877)
John Smith Logan (Whiteside/1877)
James Rowe (Whiteside/1877)
Guy Ray (Whiteside/1877)
Hiram Harmon (Whiteside/1877)
Roderick M. Besse (Whiteside/1877)
Lewis Arnett (Whiteside/1877)
Job Dodge (Whiteside/1877)
Jacob Arnett (Whiteside/1877)
Jesse Slawson (Whiteside/1877)
Amos Young (Whiteside/1877)
Walter Young (Whiteside/1877)
Alden Tuller (Whiteside/1877)
Samuel Hall (Whiteside/1877)
Ephraim Summers (Whiteside/1877)
Smith Hurd (Whiteside/1877)
Daniel F. Cole (Whiteside/1877)
Horace B. Cole (Whiteside/1877)
Andrew T. Bracken (Whiteside/1877)
Robert Woodside (Whiteside/1877)
James Graham (Whiteside/1877)
John P. Welding (Whiteside/1877)
James, William T., and Anderson S. Crozier (Whiteside/1877)
Charles Tillotson (Whiteside/1877)
Robert Mead (Whiteside/1877)
John Kempster (Whiteside/1877)
Chauncey Reynolds (Whiteside/1877)
D. Porter Brewer (Whiteside/1877)
Hiram McKenzie (Whiteside/1877)
Jeremiah H. Johnson (Whiteside/1877)
John Laird (Whiteside/1877)
Hiram Underhill (Whiteside/1877)
Lodoic Underhill (Whiteside/1877)
George McCormick (Whiteside/1877)
Dr. A. Plympton (Whiteside/1877)
Martin Reis (Whiteside/1877)
Revised! Martin Baer/aka: Bare (Whiteside/1885)
John P. Hey (Whiteside/1885)
Philip Rapp (Whiteside/1877)
William S. Crane (Whiteside/1877)
A. T. Wiggins (Whiteside/1877)
Benjamin Dow (Whiteside/1877)
Thomas Jefferson Dow (Whiteside/1877)
Arbela Adams (Whiteside/1877)
William P. Tabor (Whiteside/1877)
Caleb P. Lanphere (Whiteside/1877)
Lewis C. Underwood (Whiteside/1877)
William Graham (Whiteside/1877)
Levi Fuller, Jr. (Whiteside/1877)
Marlow C. McKenzie (Whiteside/1900)
George P. Richmond (Whiteside/1900)
Nathaniel Norton (Whiteside/1877)
Russell Warren (Whiteside/1877)
Chauncey Rowe (Whiteside/1877)
Benjamin & Thaddeus Smith (Whiteside/1877)
William Butman (Whiteside/1885)
William Butman (Whiteside/1900)
Gustav Shultz (Bureau/1896)
William Dremann (Bureau/1885)
C. C. Pervier (Bureau/Marshall./Putnam - 1896)
Rev. Sylvester Pervier (Bureau/1906)


HISTORY
History of Portland Township, Whiteside Co., 1877 MANY
surnames mentioned!
History of Tampico Township, Whiteside Co., 1877
History of The Village of Tampico, Whiteside Co., 1877
(many surnames mentioned as well as detailed accounts of
the fires and tornado of 1872, 1874, 1876)

OBITS
Levi Brown - 1880
Margaret Ann (nee: Brown) Sanders - 1926
T. A. Sanders (aka: Saunders or Sauders) - 1914
Dortha Millicent Rollo 1914
Charles E. Reinagle 1920
Richard Brown
Rhoda Brown 1886 Submitted by Les Niemi
Joel M. Baldwin
S. M. Harrington 1919, Submitted by Kent Harrington

PHOTO ALBUMS
Harrington Family Album (Family Photo Albums), submitted by
Kent Harrington
Tampico Eighth Grade Class - 1939 (Class Photos 2)
Temple (Shere) Pierceson & Nellie (Shere) Heintzleman
(SHERE Family Photo Album), submitted by Deb Peterson
Temple Shere - 1914, submitted by Deb Peterson
Temple Musset Shere - 1913/1914, submitted by Deb Peterson
Marriage date of Isaac West to Charlotte Stockin - from
Family Bible (West Family Photo Album), submitted by Connie
Essig
Envelope for contract of sale of McKenzie property
(McKenzie Family Album), submitted by Connie Essig
1822 McKenzie land sale document (McKenzie Family Album),
submitted by Connie Essig
1902 THS graduating class (Schools/Class Pictures 2),
submitted by Connie Essig
Program for 1902 THS graduation - Burden Opera House
(Schools/Class Pictures 2), submitted by Connie Essig
SHERE family photos - Rows 4 & 5 (SHERE Family Album),
submitted by Mike Shere
Haney Cain at Soda Fountain (Cain Family Album)
Fred Cain in store (Cain Family Album)
Interior of Drug Store, pre 1921, before Cain's bought it
(Cain Family Album)
Gladys Russell's Birthday party at Robert Collin's home -
1915. Includes names! (People Photo Album)
Andy Wylie (People Photo Album)
AnnaMurphy (People Photo Album)
Joan Olson (People Photo Album)
Joan & Betsey Olson (People Photo Album)

MARRIAGES
Jack Taylor - Ruth Gudgell 1914 (Marriages)

TAMPICO HISTORY
(off-site link) ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL GLORY DAYS, a
wonderful site that features IL High Schools that have been
"deactivated."(I have included it in on our menu in "Index
to Tampico History/Whiteside Co."; "Misc."; and "Photo
Albums/Schools & Class picutes). Among the many high
schools listed, you will find TAMPICO H.S.; MANILUS H.S.;
LYNDON H.S.; HOOPPOLE H.S.; and SHEFFIELD H.S. - Kudos to
Terry Gaskill for passing this information on to me!

ARTICLES & LOCAL HISTORY
"Races Here to Beat Death" - Olmstead
"Young Lad Suffers Accident" - Raymond Brownrigg

GIFT SHOP
Listed years available for the THS Year Books
Added Postcards available for sale

MISCELLANEOUS
Contact information for PROPHETSTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
(Whiteside Co./Whiteside Co. Contacts), submitted by Janet
Goodell
The Ronald Reagan Birthplace/Museum page has been revised

ON THE CALENDAR
January 24, 2006: TAHS monthly meetiing, 7pm
February 6, 2006: Annual Ronald Reagan Birthday Celebration

Feb. 20, 2006 - TA Long Range Planning Committee 12:30p
February 28, 2006: TAHS monthly meeting, 7 p.m.
March 4, 2006: R. Reagan Birthplace/Museum Open on weekends
March 28, 2006: TAHS monthly meetiing, 7p - Guest Speaker:
B. Widolf (handwriting analysis of Nellie Reagan)
April 1, 2006: R. Reagan Birthplace/Museum Open 7 days/week

Denise McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com
Email: tahs@thewisp.net

TAMPICO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY - MUSEUM - FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY/RESEARCH CENTER  119 Main St., P. O. Box 154,  Tampico, IL  61283   www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com   tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com  President Joan Johnson, 815-438-7581 or garyjoan@thewisp.net  Family History Coordinator, Denise McLoughlin 815-590-2143. We are an all-volunteer organization so your donations are always appreciated!  Sign up to receive our e-newsletter. Thank you!  Visit us on FACEBOOK, too.