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Articles & Local History > 1915 - P-town Echo Gossip Column

submitted by Melva Taylor

PROPHETSTOWN ECHO - Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois
Some Extractions for the Year 1915

Jan 13      - Mrs E W Smith, farmer, Prophetstown citizen, died Jan. 7 1915 in Airlie Oregon
                  Remains taken to Girard Kansas, sister of C C James.
            - Adelaide Cox, daughter of Mr/Mrs James Cox sprained ankle.

Jan 27      - Mrs Howard Cox was a passenger to her home in Grand Island Nebraska after a
                  visit with her parents, Mr/Mrs Wm Carley of Prophetstown

Feb 10      - RB Smith to Chicago to visit son Edson to be present at musical conservatory
                  Edson attends.

Feb 17      - Dr S A Smith to Chillicoth and Lacon Illinois to visit brother

Mar 10      - C C Lane purchased Sieben Bros. store, was a passenger home to McComb Illinois
                  Tues. He expects to return to Prophetstown with his family soon.

Mar 17      - Charley Lane's store advertisement...
            - Harold Lane of Omaha Nebraska who has been in the railroad business for some
                  time came to town recently and will engage with his brother, C C Lane, in the
                  general store in Sieben Bros., old stand. His idea is to learn the business.
            - Stare Center, Iowa ... came Mrs H C Adams
            - W E Smith visited Tampico for the day.

Mar24       - Miss Minnie Markle of Tampico was a passenger home after visiting friends here.
            - Miss Cora Lukens of Chicago, sister of Ivirs Ella Piumley arrived here.

Mar 31      - Mr Clark Lane of Leon ... mention of
            - picture of M E Church
            - Mrs Fidelia Conner who is quite ill is reported improved this morning

Apr 7       - Charley Lane of Macomb came to town to look after his business in Prophetstown.
                  He only spends part of his time in this place.
            - Frank Lane who has been in Savannah for the past winter was an arrival in town
                  for a visit with his children and others of the family.

June 16     - picture of Ida Lane...etc

June 23     - Tyler Lane and family left Prophetstown Tuesday for Topeka Kansas where Mrs
e and daughter Lillie will visit.

July 7      - Hiram Bogart in town

July21      - Fred Baldwin died in Lincoln Nebraska, only son is M H Baldwin. Wife is Ida
                  Lunner. Fred born May 2 1850 Henesburg VT, died July 14 1921


July 28      - Granddaughter Drowns - Among those drowned on the "Eastland"~ on the Chicago
                  River was a granddaughter of Mr/Mrs William Lane. Ruth Hubbard, age
                  22 years. She and her sister, Miss Ellen were both on the boat, Miss Ellen
                  being one of those rescued. Mr Lane and his daughter, Miss Ida Lane,
                  were passengers to the city Monday morning, by the way of Sterling, to
                  attend the the funerai.

Sep 8        - Lane's Store is closing.
             - Fidelia Conner, born June i 0 1832 Madoc Canada, died in Chicago Aug 311915,
                  age 83years 2 months 21 days, daughter of Carlo and Rhoda Lathrop and one
                  of 13 children, one sister and three brothers now living - Mrs Mary Woodruff
                  of Cary Wyoming; Ariel P Lathrop of Persis Iowa; James Lathrop, Buffalo
                  New York. She married Jonathan G Olmstead, April29 1854 in Canada,
                  they moved to Prophetstown in 1856 and had two children, Emma and Ida M
                  the latter living. Mr Olmstead died May 3 1859. On April 9 1865 she married
                  Edward R Conner arid had two children, Asa W., and Albert B Conner
                  buried Riverside Cemetery.

Oct 26       - Mrs R L Griffin passenger home to LaSalie, a fonner citizen of this place.

February 2006
The above was done some time in the 1980s.
Some data I was able to machine copy and
is not in this work. Not all names have been
extracted, only those who I thought pertained
to my family at the time arid a few others.

Melva L Taylor
8129 Deerwood Rd
Clarkston Michigan 48348


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