Local History by Month November


Sabula, Iowa, Gazette November 4, 1899
Sabula Gazette, November 4, 1899.

Bowboat Satellite Sinks

Capt. George Winans, the well-known riverman, and owner of the towboat, Saturn
and bowboat, Satellite, both very familiar in these waters, has had hard luck
again. He is credited with taking bigger risks and bigger tows than any other
man on the river and it appears that the losses are correspondingly great. The
bowboat Satellite sank near Quincy the early part of the week, and will be
wrecked, as there is not enough left to pay for the raising of the little
steamer. The accident occurred when the Saturn was taking a raft south. The
Satellite struck a sandbar and before the Saturn could be stopped she rammed the
raft nearly through the grounded boat. The entire side of the bowboat was broken
in and a barge is now engaged in removing the machinery which is yet good.
-Dubuque Telegraph

From the Quincy Whig, November 4, 1846

Married-In Burton District October 20th, Mr. Edmund Wheeler to Mrs. Maria Pulman, all of Burton.

October 23rd, Mr. Francis Brown of Quincy to Miss Nartha A. Lewis of Greene County.

From the Quincy Whig, November 11, 1846

Married-November 1st, Mr. Elias P Vancil to Miss Calista Pond, all of Adams County.

November 8, in Quincy, Charles Adams to Miss Elizabeth Houston, all of Quincy.

November 8, in Quincy, Hiram Whipple to Emeline F. M. Brown, daughter of Charles Brown

DIED-In the city on Tuesday evening, November 3rd, Miss Catharine McDade,
daughter of John and Catharine McDade, in the 18th year of her age.

From the Quincy Whig, November 18, 1846

Married-In Quincy, November 12, T. G. F. Hunt and Elizabeth Monroe,
daughter of Thaddeus Monroe, all of Quincy.

November 10th, John T. Morton of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and Mary T. Wyman of Quincy.

Near Mendon, November 5th, Marvin B. Harrison and Grace Ann Bradney, both of New Haven, Ct.

Died, in this city on the morning of the 11th, Edward, only child of John
and Amelia Weaver, aged 6 years, 6 days. "They whom God loves, die early."

From the Quincy Whig, November 25, 1846

Married in Columbus November 17th, Henry Pheasington to Minerva Vance.

November 5th, H.S. Kemp to Caroline V. Laughlin of Clark County, Ky.

From The Daily Quincy Herald, November 8, 1871

Died--George Oakley, for many years a resident of this city, died at Peoria
last Saturday evening. The deceased was well known to many of our readers
and had many friends in this city who will regret to hear of his death. He
moved to Peoria early in this present year and had commenced business

From The Daily Quincy Herald, November 10, 1871

Buffalo Hunt - A party from Payson township consisting of B. M. McCrary,
George Nichols, Alexander Klauser, Isaac Green and Andrew McPetrie returned
a day or two since from a buffalo hunt in Kansas. They were accompanied
upon the expedition by Mart and Frank Nichols of Labette county, Kansas.
The Payson party succeeded in killing 70 buffaloes and brought back to this
county sixteen hundred pounds of buffalo beef.

From The Daily Quincy Herald, November 17, 1871

Married--The marriage of Clarence Wilson, son of J.J.S. Wilson,
superintendemt of the Western Union Telegraph, and Miss Florence H. Norwood
was celebrated last night at the residence of Mrs. Norwood on Eighth
street. The Rev. W. J. Corbyn, rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd

From The Quincy Daily Herald, November 23, 1871

One Hundred Dollars Reward
The above amount will be paid for the recovery of the body of my son,
Alfred Castle, who is supposed to have fallen overboard from the steamboat
Bayard, near Warsaw, Illinois, Sunday morning, November 19th, 1871, about 7
o'clock. He was 20 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, of slender build,
black eyes, light brown hair, and when last seen had on a round top, stiff
black hat, brown sack overcoat, brown cloth coat and vest and dark striped
pantaloons. He had a baggage check No. 78. Any information from passengers
on the boat or anyone who may have seen him Sunday morning will be
thankfully received. Timothy H. Castle

From The Quincy Daily Herald, November 25, 1871

Died - Dr. Adam Nichols after a severe illness died yesterday morning at
his residence on Twenty-fourth street. The funeral service will be held
to-morrow at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian church, the regular service
at the church being postponed until that hour.

From The Weekly Herald, Quincy, Illinois,November 6, 1896


Richfield, Ill., November 4--Thomas Moore came home last Friday from
Missouri, where he is teaching. He will stay over Tuesday and vote for

In our last report we mentioned the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. J. O.
Baker, and casually remarked that it was another Palmer and Bucknor
elector. Now it is reported that we said he was named Palmer Bucknor Baker,
and to set at rest all doubt and those who so prevented the facts, we give
his true name, viz: Charles Elbert Baker.

Henry Roth was buried at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home yesterday. He was
a resident of this city and was 81 years of age. Several citizens attended
the funeral.

Charles Scharnhorst and Miss Annie Pfirman were wedded on Wednesday evening
at the parental home of the bride, Eighth and Adams, in the presence of a
select company of friends. Mr. Scharnhorst, a son of Ferdinand Scharnhorst,
Washington Street between Sixth and Seventh, is a molder employed by the
Comstock-Castle foundry; his bride is the daughter of Bernard Pfirman. They
are well known young people of South Quincy and have many friends to extend
congratulations and well-wishes.

Frederick W. Feldman, aged 75 years, an old resident of Quincy and a tailor
by trade, died very suddenly in an attack of apoplexy this forenoon.

From The Quincy Weekly Whig, November 12, 1896

Divorce Day
Ten Cases of Marital Misery Heard by Judge Bonney
Friday was Divorce Day in the circuit court and the evidence in the cases
was presented to Judge Bonney. There was no defense in any of them. The
following cases were heard:
Mary E. King vs Edmund C. King
James Slater vs Jennie Slater
Henry Asbury vs Addie Asbury
Laura Walters vs Charles Walters
Laura Bishop vs Thomas Bishop
Sarah Jane Cecil vs James Cecil
Samuel Hamilton vs Lucy Hamilton
Augusta Schaefer vs John Schaefer
John Hollensteiner vs Nellie H. Hollensteiner
Nettie McPherson vs William McPherson
The case of Kittie Breckenridge vs Alfred Breckenridge was partly heard and
it appearing that Kittie didn't deserve a decree, the case was withdrawn.
The case of George B. Westland and Mary F. Westland was stricken from the

From The Weekly Herald, Quincy, Illinois, November 13, 1896

Auntie Lumkins Dead

Mrs. Aney Lumkins, better known as "Auntie," died at the
residence of Mrs. Coger, 111 North Third Street this
morning of malarial fever. Deceased came to this city
twelve years ago. Since then she has taken care of many
down-town offices. She was well-known for her industrious
ways and frugal habits. She was 56 years of age.

Were Made To Marry

Justice Echternkamp's Experience With an Erring Couple
at Fall Creek

There was a wedding in Fall Creek Saturday night. Miss
Tena Meyers came before Justice Echternkamp and made
complaint that she had loved Turner Denton not wisely
but too well and that she could no longer conceal her
condition. The Justice with good sense held both young
peole, while he sent David Conner to Quincy after a
marriage license. When the license came he married them
out of hand and now all parties are as well and happy as
could be expected.

From The Weekly Herald, Quincy, Illinois, November 20, 1896


On last Thursday afternoon, Hays Paxton and Miss Lizzie Sneed
of the Elm Grove locality, were married at the residence of
Mrs. Sneed, the bride's mother. Rev. W. H. McDonald, of
LaPrairie, performed the ceremony in the presence of a
large number of relatives and friends of the high contracting
parties. A wedding feast was served to those in attendance
and congratulations showered on the happy couple. They will
reside on the Sneed homestead and without the honeymoon
wedding tour will proceed to the earnest and consistent role
of housekeeping.

The Death Record

John Dickson, of this city, died at LaCleda, Mo., Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home of his son, W. H. Dickson whom he had been visiting for the past four
weeks. Deceased was troubled with a chronic disease, but his death came very unexpectedly. Mr. Dickson was born in Ky., 75 years ago. He had resided in Schuyler County for many years and afterwards located in this county.
Since the death of his wife eighteen months ago he had made his home with his son, J. T. Dickson, of this city, traveling stock agent for the Wabash.

The death of Mrs. Herman Kessing occurred at the home,
1215 North Seventh Street at 2 p.m. yesterday, Deceased
had been an invalid with consumption for some time and
for the past two months her death had been expected at
any time. She leaves a husband and one son, John Kessing.


From The Weekly Herald, Quincy, Illinois, November 27, 1896


Oakley J. Fosdick and Miss Frances Barragen, both of
Augusta, were married at Macomb on Monday last. They
will commence keeping house on Miss Addie Beard's farm,
east of Augusta.


Anna Smith departed this life November 19 in Jacksonville
where she had been taken for treatment. A telegram was
received Thursday saying she was dead. The remains were
shipped to Barry, and from there she was brought here,
and after the funeral services at the Christian church,
conducted by Rev. Babbs, she was buried in Shiloh cemetery.
Her sad ending is regretted by all who knew her. She was
an estimable young lady with an attractive disposition. Her
family has the sympathy of the entire community in their sad


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