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TAHS Website Updates for July 2007

Aug 1, 2007

The Tampico Area Historical Society website offers over
4100 pages of FREE historical and genealogical information
for parts of Whiteside & Bureau Counties. Special interest
in Tampico, Deer Grove/Hahnaman, Hume Twp. and Prophetstown
in Whiteside County and Thomas and Yorktown in Bureau
County. Our HOME PAGE gives a brief description and
includes a site-search engine
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Home_Page.html

Our Table of Contents
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Index.html
New entries for the month are posted on our What’s New
Page, with a direct link to each entry
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html

Our Message Board is monitored daily with many area
residents offering assistance.
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.html

You are encouraged to utilize all of the above pages.
NEW ENTRIES FOR JULY, 2007

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/22558.htm

•   JULY 11 - THPAC (Tampico Historic Preservation Advisory
Committee) 7p @ Historical Museum, 119 Main St. Contact
Denise McLoughlin
•   July 14 - THS Alumni Assoc. Annual Banquet Contact Mary
Anne Nuelle Batten or Joan Olson Johnson
•   July 19 - Every Thursday, at 6 p.m., there is a Domino
night at the Community Building in Tampico.
•   July 20 - Friends of J. R. Fundraiser @ Depot in
Sterling, 5-7
•   July 21 - Mexican Domino Nite 6p @ TAHS. RNA matching
fundraiser. 50/50 Raffle Contact Joan Johnson Help us get
our much-needed new roof!
•   July 22 - Park Dedication 2pm Contact: Shirley Lester
•   July 24 - TAHS meeeting 7pm - History of Tampico Church
of Christ - Clark Devore (The church attended by Ronald &
Nelle Reagan)
•   July 28 - Jazz concert in Sterling. Benefit "Feed the
Children" (details to follow)
•   July 29 - 2 - 4 p.m. - Old Fashioned Tea Party at Reagan
Park. Girls age 4-10. Sponsored by the Tampico Giving Tree
•   July 29, 2p.m. - Sunday in the Park - Rock Falls with
Rock River Valley Barbershoppers
•   The Ronald Reagan Birthplace is open April through
October, Mon. - Sat.: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sun.: 1:00 -
4:00 p.m., or by appointment. Contact: 815-438-2130 or
815-438-7581.
•   The Tampico Historical Society is open from April through
October, Sat. & Sun.: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.
Contact: 815-438-7581 or 815-438-2065 or email
tahs@thewisp.net

August Calendar
•   August 1, Rock Falls Chamber's 1st Wednesday Breakfast @
Red Apple 7:30a.m.
•   August 4 - Classic Car Cruise-in @ Sandy Pine Elk Farm
9:30 a.m.
•   August 4 & 5 - Asa Crook House open during Pow Wow in
Prophetstown
•   August 6, Tampico Community Club meets at Dutch Diner @
12 noon. Public invited.
•   August 7, 7p.m. - TAHS Board Meeting. ALL members are
encouraged to attend this special meeting. Representative
from Donning Company Publishers will address the group.
VERY important meeting. Please try to attend!
•   August 8, THPAC meets at 7 p.m. in the Historical Museum
at 7 p.m.
•   August 11, Battle of the Bags Bean Bag Tournament, 10
a.m.@ Long Shot's Bar & Grill in Rock Falls
•   August 20, TALRPC meets at 12 noon in the library.
•   August 20, First day of school in PLT district.
•   August 28, TAHS annual "Pot Luck Picnic" in the Communtiy
Bldg. Meet at 6 p.m. Guest Speaker: Steve Moser on the
Hennepin Canal. Bring a dish to pass and own tableware. All
invited!
•   August 31, "Living History Day" - Civil War & Lincoln
Portrayal @ Sandy Pine Elk Farm for the local school
children.

September
•   Sept. 1st & 2nd (Sat. & Sun.) 2p.m.- Civil War
Re-enactment @ Sandy Pine Elk Farm
•   Sept. 8, 2007 - CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE HENNEPIN
CANAL - Fishing Derby in Tampico, at the canal on 172 (Star
Road). 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.(More details to follow)
•   Sept. 8, 2007 - Annual HOG ROAST, sponsored by the
Tampico Ambulance Service. This year it will be held IN
Tampico @ the Fire Station. Free-will donation. 4-8p.m.

OBITUARIES
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obits.html
•   1930 - Burt D. Greenman, Submitted by Melva Taylor
•   1913 - L. D. Rogers, Submitted by Les Niemi
•   1931 - Fredda E. (Lowrie) Nims, Submitted by Melva Taylor

•   1938 - O'Celia Taber McGrady, Submitted by Melva Taylor
•   1931 - Marion Besse, Submitted by Melva Taylor
•   1919 - Amelia Josephine (Schmitt) Reynolds, Submitted by
Deb Thormahlen
•   1956 - Helena Hathaway, Submitted by Deb Thormahlen
•   1931 - Frank J. Hathaway, Submitted by Deb Thormahlen
•   1958 - Delia Richards Howland, Submitted by Deb
Thormahlen
•   1958 - Nicholas Barrett, Submitted by Deb Thormahlen
•   2005 - Donna Hunsberger Borop, Submitted by Deb
Thormahlen
•   2005 - Eldon Martin, Submitted by Deb Thormahlen
•   2007 - Arlene Raica
•   1905 - E. H. Kilmer, Submitted by Deb Thormahlen
•   1902 - Jacob Baldwin, Submitted by Deb Thormahlen
•   1910 - Henry Bogart, Submitted by Deb Thormahlen
•   1937 - Ella Shierry Miller, Submitted by Melva Taylor
•   1937 - Albert Johnson, Submitted by Melva Taylor
•   1937 - Fannie A. (Warner) Schryver, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
•   1944 - Charles J. Warner, Submitted by Melva Taylor
•   1962 - Gertrude Jaquet, Submitted by Melva Taylor
•   1937 - Mary Ann (Lancaster) Hill, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
•   1937 - Guy Covell, Submitted by Melva Taylor
•   1937 - Mrs. Lars Larson, Submitted by Melva Taylor
•   1937 - Miller Eberle, Submitted by Melva Taylor
•   1944 - William O. Wragg, Submitted by Melva Taylor
•   1945 - Charles S. Fee, Submitted by Melva Taylor
•   1962 - Evelyn Schutt, Submitted by Melva Taylor
•   1944 - Leonard H Hopkins, Submitted by Melva Taylor
•   1933 - George P. Drew

MARRIAGES & ENGAGEMENTS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Marriages_Engagements.html
•   1940 - Lola Nelson - Clyde Reum, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
•   1931 - Gladys Sutton - Clyde Hanks, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
•   1931 - Fern VanDeMark - Louis Vail, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
•   1938 - Mariann Glassburn - Donald Colcord, Submitted by
Melva Taylor
•   1946 - Ardeth Crandall - Clark Woolums, Submitted by
Melva Taylor
•   1924 - Helena Reynolds - Frank Hathaway, Submitted by Deb
Thormahlen
•   1937 - LaVonne Van De Mark - Raymond St. John, Submitted
by Melva Taylor
•   1945 -Ralph Glassburn & Ethel Burchner, Submitted by
Melva Taylor
•   1937 - Fay Elmendorf - Lawrence Kauffman, Submitted by
Melva Taylor

1885 WHITESIDE COUNTY BIOGRAPHIES
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whiteside_Co_1885_Biographies.html
•   Dr. J. Frank Keefer, transcribed by Becky Jones
•   Addison S. Melvin, transcribed by Beck Jones
•   Abraham D. Mitchell, Transcribed by Becky Jones
•   James McCoy, transcribed by Becky Jones
•   Solomon Eshelman. Transcribed by Becky Jones
•   Dr. N. W. Hubbard, Transcribed by Becky Jones
•   Jacob Bailey, Transcribed by Becky Jones
•   Amos A. Hulett, Transcribed by Becky Jones
•   Cloys Summers, Transcribed by Becky Jones
•   William Tyson, Transcribed by Becky Jones
•   David R. Wetzel, (includes lithograph),Transcribed by
Becky Jones
•   Bradford C. Church, Jr., Transcribed by Becky Jones
•   John Downs, Transcribed by Becky Jones
•   Bradford C. Church, Sr., Transcribed by Becky Jones
•   Burrell V Daniels, Transcribed by Becky Jones
•   Hezekiah Brink, Transcribed by Becky Jones
•   William Topping, Transcribed by Becky Jones
•   Omar E Fanning, Transcribed by Becky Jones
•   Theodore S Barrett, Transcribed by Becky Jones

MESSAGE BOARD
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.html
•   1897 Autograph Book
•   Rogers/Darnell
•   School's in Hume Township 1800's
•   Hennepin Canal
•   Local Cemetery (Hume/Wetzell)
•   WISH LIST - Very important request!!!!!
•   Cleaveland/Cleveland
•   Rasmussen Family
•   Shere/Pierceson Families (page 2)
•   Family Search Indexing
•   Brown School Reunion
•   McCabe/Burden Families
•   Looking for Genealogy - Curley

ARTICLES & LOCAL HISTORY
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Articles_Local_History.html
•   1905 Gossip Column,LEON (IL), submitted by Deb Thormahlen

•   1942 - Commencement Program for Senior Class of 1942
•   1942 - Patrick Kelly Observes 102nd Birthday
•   1932 - Pastor and Family Given Welciome (Welcoming new
pastor, W. Maxwell to Methodist Church)
•   1934 - Farewell for Pastor and Family (Rev. Maxwell
leaving Tampico)
•   1934 - Pastor & Family Tendered Recption (Welcoming new
pastor, J. White)
•   1933 - Fine Easter Program (Methodist Church)
•   1933 - Willing Workers Met Saturday (M.E. Sunday school
class)

MAPS & ATLASES
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Maps_Atlases.html
•   1922 Whiteside Plat Map (Large pdf file -4.37mb)
•   1876 Whiteside Co Plat Map in pdf
•   1876 Bureau Co. Plat Map in pdf

CEMETERIES
•   NEW! - I have reformatted the Leon Cemetery Index and
started a "Headstone Album." You can view the entire album
(work-in-progress), or view individual headstones from the
index. HUGE Thank You to Deb Thormahlen and Brian Sanders
for contributing the photos. There is also a link to Brian
Sanders family website linked from the FOY surname listings
on Leon Cemetery Index. Please continue to report any
errors/corrections. You can ALSO post a comment directly
under photo of each headstone!
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Leon_Cemetery_Index.html
•   THOMAS CEMETERY - Bob Johnson has submitted photos of the
headstones!
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/ThomasCemetery.html
•   HUME CEMETERY - Added info for Hannah Perry
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/albums/album_image/3911717/1135610.htm

PHOTO ALBUMS (Parentheses indicate which Photo Album to
find it from the TABLE OF CONTENTS)
•   Tampico High School Senior Class of 1957 (School/class
Photo)
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Class_1957.html
•   Tampico High School Senior Class of 1948 (School/class
Photo Album)
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/THS_Class_of_1948.html
•   Tampico High School Senior Class of 1967 (School/Class
Photo Album)
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/THS_Class_1967.html
•   Tampico High School Year Book for 1946 - Includes photos
for all grades (School/Class Photo Album)
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/THS_Class_1946.html
•   Brown School Reunion, Submitted by retired school
teacher, Phyllis Kay Begens
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Brown_School_Henry_County.html
•   Church of Christ aka: Christian Church of Tampico
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Church_of_Christ.html

CHURCHES
•   Methodist Church, submitted by Richard Wetzell
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Methodist_Church.html
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Many thanks to all of our contributors this month!

Denise McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com
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.