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TAHS Newsletter & Website Update for Sept/Oct '09

Sep 20, 2009

Hello & Happy Fall,

CALENDAR OF EVENTS - November
November 2 (Monday), 12n - COMMUNITY CLUB. Meet at Good Times for lunch, then go over to Community Bldg. for program, dessert & games. Public invited. Contact: Mary Lou Haney, 815-542-6224 .

November 5, 12, 19, 6 - 8:30 p.m. - Mexican Train Dominoes in Community Bldg.

November 7, 5:00 p.m. - T.E.A. Bags Tourney (Tampico Elementary Fall Fundraiser) at Arnie’s Happy Spot Ballroom with a cost of $40 per team (2 people per team). This will be a double elimination and everyone is GUARANTEED at least 2 matches. Trophies, Cash prizes or Prizes for the Top 3 teams to be determined by the Total Number of Entries. Drop off your entry at the Tampico Elementary or mail to Attention bags committee, 202 W. 2nd St., Tampico, IL 61283 or call LaMonica at (815)-438-6044 or Traci at (815)-438-2171 for more information. Registration is due by Tuesday November 3rd and make check payable to “Tampico Elementary Association”. Space is limited so register today by giving Team Name, Members name, and phone numbers. Scoring rules will be explained if you don’t understand how to play!

November 9, 7:00 p.m. - Tampico Lions Club meets in back room of Good Times (Main Street). A meal & meeting are open to anyone interested in learning about the organization. Contact: Terry Gaskill, secretary, 815-535-3665, or David Gerdes, membership Chairperson, 815-499-7723.

November 11, - Annual Memorial Service in Reagan Park (W Main St.) at 11:00 a.m., followed by refreshments and fellowship in the Tampico Historical Society (119 Main St.)

November 14, 11 - 4 p.m. - "Mini Festival of Trees" - Seventh Annual Giving Tree Celebration, Tampico Community Bldg, 106 W. Market. Last year the Giving Tree program helped over 75 children in the Tampico School District with Christmas gifts, clothing and school supplies, plus the program helped an 8th grader go to Washington DC. on the class trip. A Silent Auction is held, with the final bids at 4 PM. Raffle tickets are now being sold for John Deere Fleece Blankets and 2 half hogs (including processing)You can see them in the window of the Tampico Library. They are gorgous!

November 19, 12:30 - Tampico Area Long Range Planning Committee. Contact: Terry Gaskill, 815-535-3665 Be sure to get on their mailing list so you can be kept informed of what is happening in Tampico area. Joan Johnson is the secretary - garyjoan@thewisp.net

November 23, 7:00 p.m. - Tampico Lions Club meets in back room of Good Times (Main Street). A meal & meeting are open to anyone interested in learning about the organization. Contact: Terry Gaskill, secretary, 815-535-3665, or David Gerdes, membership Chairperson, 815-499-7723.

November 24, 7:00 p,m. - Tampico Area Historical Society regular meeting. Meet in Historical Bldg., 119 Main street. Contact: Joan Johnson, president, 815-622-8705; or Denise McLoughlin, Family History Coordinator, 815-590-2143.
Our August and September programs were wonderful, so it wasn't quite as much of a disappointment when we did not get to do our Yorktown Cemtery Walk this year. We hope to find friends and/or family members of some of the "residents" for next year's walk. Some families of interest include: FERDINAND BARENTHIN, Lee Waite Brown, Jodie M. Remington, W.R.ROGERS, HARRY SANDROCK, OLGA R.(Berge) SANDROCK, ALMA THERESA (Teske) STRIKE. It's never too early to start planning, so if you know of someone who you would like to see honored or that would be willing to do a presentation next year, please let me know.

In September, Carol White, daughter of Dr. Johnson, submitted some family photos. See them in our Picasa Photo Album: http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/DoctorJohnsonFamily?feat=directlink

We have had a nice LUTYENS family connection via the website! It is so exciting to me when families find each other. The Lutyens were early settlers in Tampico and are known to have built the first home in the village. They would make a wonderful family to honor at next year's TMC walk! (hint, hint)

We have a few people researching the LINDQUIST family. Joan Johnson, president of the TAHS, owns their family farm now! Our researcher is looking for descendants of this family.

The History Channel is coming to IL! Here is what they are looking to find: 'We're seeking off the beaten path souls who have remarkable antique collections from days gone by. In particular we're seeking people who have private collections holed up in their barns, attics, basements or yards. In
a dream world we find property that looks like a junkyard, but is actually filled to the brim with a remarkable collection of stories. We're currently filming in Iowa and soon to be arriving in Illinois so the sooner the better!"

Hooray! The Village of Tampico has agreed to pay for the TAHS website for another year. THANK YOU!

Please note: The Tampico Area Historical Society is now open by appointment or by chance only! We are an all-volunteer organization and do not have enough volunteers available to have specific hours. If you are going to be in the area, please call in advance if you want to visit the historical society. President Joan Johnson, 815-438-7581, (c) 815-622-8705, email: garyjoan@thewisp.net, or Family History Coordinator Denise McLoughlin, 815-590-2143 or tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com

We have been having lots of fun trying to pin-point the location of the South Eastern Union school, ca. 1897/98. Even Mary at the Regional Education Office was on a mission to locate it. We think it may be what was later called Cloverdale school, but not positive. If you have information regarding this school, please contact Denise McLoughlin at your earliest convenience.

Kevin Gladhill with the Sterling LDS/FHL attempted to organize a Family History Fair this month. Unfortunately, it did not come to fruition. However, I have been in contact with other historical & genelogical societies about holding a Family History Fair next spring. It is something I have wanted to do for some time. If you would be interested in helping us coordinate this program, please contact me at your earliest convenience. I would like to incorporate as many of the area Whiteside & Bureau Co. societies as possible as well as the LDS/FHL. Our bordering counties may want to join in as well. This will be a BIG project, so we need as much help as possible. BCGS has expressed an interest. So have a few others in an "off-hand" manner.

Joni Schatti, from Independence, MO visited the TAHS Family History Library/Research Center in October. Joni's pedigree includes the Rosene, Johnson & Howlett families and she basically gave us her hard drive full of family treasures, gen-charts, and photos. Watch for them on the site. I have started a Rosene Family photo album in our Picasa albums. Much, much more to come as time allows. http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/RoseneFamily?feat=directlink

I had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. & Mrs. Tom Florek from Chicago who were researching their LAWTON family.

In October Mrs. Kelley's 3rd grade class from Walnut visited the Ronald Reagan Birthplace as well as the Tampico Area Historical Society. We hope they enjoyed their visit as much as we enjoyed having them. The children were very well behaved and seemed genuinely interested in the tour. The visit included a guided tour at the Birthplace of the only president born in Illinois and a chance to look for their surnames in the Family History Library/Research Center at the Historical Society. http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/EEH00dN-KvE3P7osguQRbw?feat=directlink

The Tampico Area Historical Society hosted a Mexican Train Dominoes on October 25th. Guests were treated to an array of sandwhiches, h'or duerves and snacks before the games started. Door prizes were awarded along with prizes for the highest and the lowest scores, which ranged from 140 to 400+. Gary M. Johnson was the winner of the 50/50 drawing. It was an evening of fun and fellowship.

Our September program was presented by Terry Buckaloo, Director and Curator of the Sterling/Rock Falls Historical Society. Terry updated us on the progress of their Manahan House project. He also informed us they are selling 1872 Plat books for Whiteside County which includes an index to land owners. Contact their historical society to order one. http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/spKz4VRkXe50hDhZPlD_tA?feat=directlink

UPDATES TO OUR WEBSITE:

MESSAGE BOARD - SEPTEMBER/October/November
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.html
Mary Berge Howlett
Winter, Conroy/James & Clara Harvey
Lindquist Family Line
New Member - Solomon France & Patrick Kilroy
Question regarding a Bowling Alley in Tampico (posted under "Meaning of Tampico" message thread)
Bernadine Heintzellman/Zora Phillips
Smith Family
Elgin
Union Cemetery - Bureau County, IL
Re: Obit for Charles Welch
Charles/Glenn Welch
Descendants of Henry Peters
TAHS September Regular Meeting
Pierson/Lindquist
Lindquist Family Line
Another Way to Support the TAHS
Veterans & Honor Flight Chicago - Updated slide show of our Vets
Mark Tribue.com. - aka: Greg Glassburn
Olsson/Olson
Cornelius Cunningham
Bourquin - Walnut, IL
Max Brown
Shere/Pierceson
Australian Lincolnshire Cramptons (and Pope families)
Obit for Charles Welch
Charles/Glen Welch
John Hartley Devonshire b. abt. 1840
HS Reunions

NOTE: Our message boards are very interactive and monitored on a daily basis. We connect families from all over the world, while local residents offer their help with family names, businesses, landmarks and anecdotes of Tampico and vicinity. To help slow down "SPAM" we ask that you "register" to post on the site. It is free & helps stop spam. It also gives me a contact email for you without being visible to the public. I do not give out email addresses without permission.

OBITUARIES added in Sept.
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.html
(Mrs.) Albert J. ALLEN; Adelaide BURROUGHS; James CERNICH; Elizabeth COONEY; James DALEY; Thomas DRAYTON; Veronica ELMENDORF; Fred FRANK; Raymond J. GARLAND; Opal (Scott) GRIMES; ZanaGULDEN; Grace JOHNSON; Levi LUTYENS; Verne MILLETT; Forrest NEAR; Hannah PIERSON; John ROSS; Leo SCULLY; Charles WHEELOCK; Frank WILLIAMSON

OBITUARIES added in October -
Esther ALLISON; Max V. BROWN; Donna CALLAHAN; Leo CALLAHAN; Ruth AllisonCOATES; Greg GLASSBURN; Minnie MEREDITH; David PARROTT;Harlow SMITH;

NOTE: Once again, many thanks to Melva L. Taylor for her obit submissions! We love you Melva! Also, many thanks to Joan Johnson, Joni Schatti and Ethel Rosene for more obit contributions.

MARRIAGES
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Marriages_Engagements.html
1881 - Winter-Reitz

CORRECTIONS
Corrected link to Donna Callahan's obit on the TMC index

SOLDIERS & SAILORS HOME AT QUINCY
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/IL_Soldier_Sailor_Home_Quincy.html
William Layton

PICASA PHOTO ALBUMS
http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety
Dir Family Album
Rosene Family Album (work-in-progress)
ROSS Family - includes COATES, ANDERSON & JOHNSON: Submitted by Margaret Coates Hill
Military Slideshow of our area Veterans
http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/MILITARY#slideshow/5166890835955276034

EMAIL REQUESTS:
Researcher looking for info on Jabez Warner. (There is much info on our site, to which I directed them)

Obits requested for Maye & Melvin Lively. Researcher is requesting information and also willing to share information on this family.

Margaret Hill has shared some family photos for COATES/ROSS family. If you have information on these families, please contact me. Here is their family photo album: http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/ROSS_COATESFamiliesIncludesAndersonJohnson?feat=directlink#

Obit requests for the MEREDITH family. E. Meredith had a store in Tampico and the family is buried in our TMC. I am transcribing the obits for her and will go to the Sterling Library to transcribe those that died after 1966 (The last year that our Tampico Tornado published).
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Visit our "What's New"? page of our website for the latest updates: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html

Happy Fall to all and many thanks to all who have contributed to our historical society and website. We hope to see all of the local folks at the Veterans' Day memorial service in Reagan Park, followed by refreshments and fellowship in the Tampico Historical Society - Nov. 11, @ 11:00 a.m.

Our next regular meeting will be November 24., 7:00 p.m.
Our next Board Meeting is Nov. 3, 7 p.m.

Denise McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
www.tampicohistoricdalsociety.com
tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com
815-590-2143

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.