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TAHS Website Updates for July, 2008

Jul 31, 2008

A BIG "thank you" to Milo Smith for submitting the Burial Permits for burials in the mid 50's. I have started uploading them to a Picasa Web Album. This allows you view all of them at one time. I will also link to them individually from the cemetery Index list. The is especially exciting because I am finding documentation of burials that were not on our original index list. This is truly a treasure and I cannot thank Milo enough for this wonderful "gift." GO TO > "Table of Contents" http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Index.html Scroll down to "CEMETERIES" & find 'Burial Permits' - http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/BURIALPERMITS (you can just go directly to that last link, but I wanted you all to know how to access it in the future!)

Denise Mickelson has photographed the entire St. Mary's Cemetery! I have uploaded half of them to a Picasa Web Album. There are over 800 photos, so I have to make 2 albums. They should be all loaded this week, but it will take me a while to get them all "captioned." You can read most of the names just from the thumbnail right now. Here are direct links to albums 1 and 2:
Album 1: St. Mary's Cemetery, Tampico - http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/StMarySCemeteryTampicoIL
Album 2: St. Mary's Cemetery, Tampico - http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/StMarySCemeteryTampicoILPart2

(I encourage everyone to open a FREE Google account - aka: "gmail." If you have a Google account, you can post comments or corrections under the photos) This is very helpful to me.

Les Niemi has started a wonderful thread on our message board - "This week in Tampico History." He has transcribed tidbits from old Tampico Tornado Newspapers through the years. Everyone is getting a kick out of it. If you haven't already done so - take a peek. http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/board/board_topic/23882/366563.htm

Speaking of Tampico Tornado Newspapers - they are once again safe and DRY - we have our new roof!. Many, many thanks to all of those who donated towards this huge expense. I can't imagine what we would have done without your help. Duane Thompson was also very helpful in getting our leaky pipes taken care of before the roofing project started. He's even roughed in the plumbing for a bathroom upstairs in the Family History Library (Oh, you just don't know how much I want that puppy installed!)

A list of available issues archived at the TAHS: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/2967378.htm

Our annual Pot Luck "picnic" in the Community Building will be Aug. 26, with guest speaker, Harold Wright (Gene's bro)speaking on the Eclipse Lawnmower (guess where it started?). If you can attend, please bring a dish to pass and own table setting. Contact president Joan Johnson: 815-438-7581 or garyjoan@thewisp.net

And now for the website updates:

The Tampico Area Historical Society is located in Tampico, Whiteside County, IL. It is the birthplace of Ronald Reagan, the only president born in IL and also the birthplace of Joseph Mason Reeves, who served 3 wars, and for whom the first football helmet was designed. It is also the hometown of Ruth Shaheen Downs, wife of Hugh Downs.

Our society encompasses parts of Bureau and Whiteside Counties, with special focus onTampico, Hahnaman/Deer Grove, Prophetstown, and Hume Twp. in Whiteside, and Thomas, Fairfield and Greenfield Twps., including Yorktown in Bureau county.

Local residents offer insight on our MESSAGE BOARDS and research help is available. The website is updated almost daily.

NEW ENTRIES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY, 2008 – For a direct link to each new entry, visit our “WHAT’S NEW”? page of site: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.ht...

OBITUARIES
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.html
* 1891 - Ethel M. Winters - submitted by Les Niemi
* 1920 - Margaret Hunt
* 1927 - Eliza Jane Bunker Cummings Hixson
* 1946 - Daniel Leahy - ddm
* 1947 - Phillip S. Leahy - ddm
* 1961 - Pauline Cooney -ddm
* 1961 - Pansy Meek Leahy - ddm
* 1966 - Emilie Marie (DeSplinter) Reid - MLT
* 1966 - John Edlesson - MLT
* 1967 - Sanford L. Brown - MLT
* 1967 - Carrie Elizabeth (Alshouse) Kruse - MLT
* 1967 - Dean N. Olmstead - MLT
* 1967 - Marie V. (Cahill) McNally - MLT
* 1967 - Elmina Stewart - MLT
* 1967 - Phillip Burgess - MLT
* 1967 - Elnora (Lizzie) Elizabeth (Gibson) Ackeberg
* 1969 - Robert Lee Kulas - MLT
* 1969 - Frederick Phillip Nuelle - MLT
* 1969 - Beulah H. Roese - MLT
* 1969 - Walter Leighton Middleton - MLT
* 1969 - Hilda Pratt - MLT
* 1969 - Virgil Cooper - MLT
* 1969 - Harold F. Epperson - MLT
* 1969 - Ben Vanderleest - MLT
* 1969 - Eli Andrew Furry - MLT
* 1987 - LeRoy J. Kelly - MLT
* 1987 - Mary Bartocek - MLT
* 1987 - Alex Bolhous - MLT
* 1987 - Nora Belle Egert - MLT
* 1987 - Agnes Kemp - MLT
* 1987 - Lauren E. Foley - MLT
* 1987 - Teressa (Bard) Lathrop - MLT
* 1987 - Mildred Smith - MLT
* 1989 - Robert G. Reynolds - MLT
* 1989 - Tab L. Swanson - MLT
* 1989 - Audrey L. (Anderson) Thomas - MLT
* 1989 - Forrest C. Pritchard - MLT
* 1992 - Frederick Dobbeke - MLT
* 1993 - Hazel L. Callahan - MLT
* 1993 - Leslie Damon - MLT
* 1993 - Marianne S. Glassburn - MLT
* 1993 - Hannah Elizabeth Piper - MLT
* 2008 - Carolyn Avery - ddm
* 2008 - Paul Covill - ddm
* 2008 - William G. Helgason - ddm
* 2008 - Carolyn Wagstaff - ddm
2008 - Corrine Richmond - ddm
2008 - Kenneth Bramer - ddm
* 2008 - Anton Carboni - ddm
* 2008 - George Ingle - ddm
* 2008 - Amaryllis McNinch - ddm
* 2008 - Marvin "Tom" Spears, Sr. - ddm

TAMPICO MEMORIAL CEMETERY
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/TampicoMemCemIndex.html
* Added following names: Schindel, Wanda; Corlett, Mildred & Corlett, Gail - Submitted by Maxine Smith

MESSAGE BOARD - July
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.html
* Gordon Christopher Garland's Ancestry
* LaRue Family
* Today in Tampico History -
* James Thompson -
* Curran Marriage Jan 14, 1896
* Looking for Cemeteries where Carloss is Buried
* Center Villa Farm - Tampico Township
* This Week in Tampico Area History 7/13
* Nels Swanson
* Mitchell Family Name
* Yorktown General Store
* Kuelper Family
* Kelly Family
* Pierceson
* SWAN Family
* Horace Avery
* Mary Berge Howlett
* Rasmus Johnson & Hannah Hansen
* This Week in Tampico History 7/20
* This Week in Tampico History 7/27

MARRIAGES
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Marriages_Engagements.html
* 1917 - Annette Meeks - Phillip Leahy
* 1950 - Janice M. Hamilton - Leo Gudgell
* 1899 - Mable C. Emmons - Homer Burns

ARTICLES & LOCAL HISTORY
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Articles_Local_History.html
* 1920 - First Victory Medal to Dr. H. A. Terry
* 1895 - Engle Purchases Store Bldg from Horace Booth
* 2008 - Tampico High School Alumni Banquet

TABLE OF CONTENTS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Index.html
(I have completed the re-vamping of the TOC. I hope it is easier to find what you need. Suggestions welcomed)
• Added link to Morrison's Odell Public Library site. They archive the Morrison Newspapers 1857-2007. You will find the link under LIBRARIES AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES and also NEWSPAPERS. Hope this is helpful.

I have many more obits to upload, mostly from Melva (does that woman ever sleep? She's amazing!) I continue to chip away at the research requests. Bear with me, please. I WILL catch up eventually. If you don't hear from me in a reasonable amount of time, please feel free to 'nudge' me again.

If you are local, please check our CALENDAR OF EVENTS on the "What's New"? page of website.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

* July 3 (Thursday) - 6p.m. Mexican Train Dominoes in Tampico Community Bldg. $5/play - prizes

* July 7 (Monday) - Tampico Community Club 12 noon - Pot Luck. Bring dish to pass & own table service. Beverages provided. Program - Rep. from Whiteside Senior Center on benefits available to Senior Citizens. Contact: Joan Johnson 815-438-7581
* August 4 (Monday) - Tampico Communty Club 12 noon - Contact Joan Johnson 815-438-7581
* August 7 (Thursday) - Tampico Community Building committee is sponsoring a bus trip to the Lincoln Library/Museum in Springfield on Thursday, August 7, 2008. Cost of the Trip is $65.00 and will include a stop at the Museum of Funeral Homes and Customs, viewing the Lincoln Tomb, Viet Nam and Korean War Memorials, Buffet Lunch, and the Lincoln Library/Museum. Please make your reservations as soon as possible, with Anita Stickel (438-5631) or Joan Johnson (438-7581).
* August 14, 21 & 28 (Thursday), 6 p.m. - Mexican Train Dominoes in Tampico Community Building, W. Market St. All invited, $5/play, prizes, snacks. Contact Terry Gaskill
* August 26 (Tuesday) - TAHS Annual Pot Luck Picnic, 6 p.m. - Bring dish to pass/table setting. Meet in the Community Bldg, W. Market Street, Tampico. (note we meet earlier than usual). Guest Speaker: Harold Wright/Eclipse Lawn Mower Co.. All invited - please join us. Contact: Joan Johnson, 815-438-7581
* Sept. 13, (Saturday) 4p.m. - Tampico Ambulance Annual Hog Roast
* Sept. 23, (Tuesday) 7 p.m. - TAHS Monthly meeting - Guest Speaker: Barb Ballew, Prophetstown Main Street Project. Meet in TAHS building - 119 Main Street, Tampico. Contact: Joan Johnson, 815-438-7581 or garyjoan@thewisp.net


Denise McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com
tahs@thewisp.net

Special thanks to the Village of Tampico for paying for our website and to TheWisp for high-speed internet service.

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