January 1902 through December 1902
JANUARY 17, 1902 - Mrs. Frank Harris took her daughter to Bloomington Monday to consult about her eyes. She is farsighted and will have to wear glasses. - Mrs. C. Scott entertained on Friday night her Sunday-school class, consisting of girls of about the age of sixteen. Light refreshments were served, and an enjoyable evening was spent. - Sim Eiseman, who has lived on Frank Harris's place and worked for him seven years, is moving onto the Dr. May place and will work for Mr. Coover, who occupies the Rose place, also owned by Dr. May. - Postmaster Henline has quit handling magazines, as he found the business unprofitable. It was a great convenience to the public to be able to buy periodicals by the single copy, but the margin of profit is so small that with postage and expenses counted Mr. Henline found he was losing money. - Mrs. C.G. Ritchie, between Jan. 26, 1901 and Jan. 11, 1902 made and sold in the Colfax market 1,078 pounds of butter. It was sold at a premium above the regular market price. Mrs. Ritchie and the children are moving today to their new home near Saybrook. - B.M. Judd has moved into the Douglass building, and T.E. Lincoln moves in where he leaves. - James Woodard is very seriously sick. As he is quite old there is not much hope for his recovery. - Mrs. Lou Ashley, of Sibley, who has been visiting Mrs. Ruth Bunn, returned home yesterday. - Mrs. Katie Williams is taking music lessons from Mrs. John Gray in Bloomington. - Frank Bunn and Dell Constable, of Melvin, visited friends in town yesterday. - William Morris's baby has been quite sick with convulsions, but is improving. - Mrs. J.P. Arnold is sick, and Harry and Ida have severe cases of tonsilitis. - Bud Woodard, of Fairbury, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Lavina Wiley. - O.E. Crouch went to Fairbury Tuesday on business. - William Popejoy will have a sale on Friday, January 31. - Judge R.A. Russell was in town yesterday. MARCH 21, 1902 - No suitable bid has been received for the well for water-works. Well-sinkers are all busy because of the dry fall and winter, and are rather independent as to time and terms. - D.A. Wood was surprised Saturday night by a party of friends in honor of his birthday. They presented him with a nice chair, and spent the evening in dancing. - Collector Charles Wonderlin has returned the tax books of Lawndale township, showing $10,568.04 collected, $712.52 delinquent. His commission was $211.36. - Arch Henderson, who has been traveling for a portrait company, is home for two or three weeks' layoff. When he starts out again he will have a crew. MAY 16, 1902 SCHOOL ITEMS - Mrs. Frank Harris was a visitor last week. - Grace Gaddis has quit school on account of poor health. - Walter Hamilton has taken Ira Munson's place in the basket-ball team. - Miss Stowell and Miss Hall will probably enter the bicycle race at Leroy May 24. JUNE 6, 1902 IN MANHOOD'S PRIME Death of H.C. Henline, near his birthplace - Large and impressive funeral. The death of Henry C. Henline occurred at his home in Lawndale township Sunday at noon, after a lingering illness which has lasted several months and defied the skill of his doctors. The funeral services were conducted at the residence on Tuesday afternoon by his pastor, Rev. D.G. Murray. His text was "The house not made with hands," upon which he preached an impressive discourse, describing the growth of a Christian character, and speaking fittingly of his acquaintance with the deceased. The greatest works of man, he said, show the mark of time, but the soul that is touched by the finger of God grows nobler and stronger continually. Earthly things are imperfect ass they are perishable, but God's mansions are perfect and enduring. The funeral procession was over half a mile long. The burial was in charge of the Masons, the Odd Fellows and the Eastern Star attending. The casket was covered with beautiful floral offerings. The deceased was born on Nov. 9, 1853, within a mile of the place of his death. On Aug. 19, 1875 he married Sarah L Wiley, who with five children survives him. They are Mrs. Della Gillan, a widow; Mrs. Minnie Ward; Harrison, Homer and Wiley. Two sisters also survive him, Mrs. Nelson Biggs and Mrs. J.M. Reynolds. He had a large number of relatives, the family being the oldest and largest in this part of the county. Eighteen years ago he joined the Methodist church, and was at the time of his death a member of the board of stewards. He was a successful farmer, and leaves family well provided. Last summer and fall he built the finest residence in this vicinity, but he saw scarcely a will day in it, his health breaking down soon afterward. Mr. Henline was a quiet man, without any great endeavors, but he fulfilled every obligation, private and public, with fidelity, honesty and unselfishness. He like his friends and all were such who chose to be. He was a man of whom one could hear nothing but good, and of whom those who knew him expected nothing but good. All join in deploring his death and in offering their sympathy to those who have been deprived of his love and care. JUNE 20, 1902 A PRETTY WEDDING The marriage of Miss China B. Henline to Carl A. Grending on Wednesday evening, besides being a pleasant event of its kind, was made a happy reunion of the excursion party who traveled a month together in the west last year. The bride made up her mind at that time to entertain her traveling companions on this occasion. The ceremony took place at 5 o'clock at the home of the brides mother, Mrs. J.D. Henline, a mile west of Colfax, in the presence of over one hundred relatives and friends. Mendelssohn's wedding march was played by Mrs. C. Scott while the bride and groom entered the room, and "Oh Promise Me" during the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. P. Baker in a beautiful and impressive manner. The reception apartments were banked with palms in asparagus fern, studded with pink and white carnations. The bride, who is a very attractive girl, wore a handsome gown of white silk etamime. Following the congratulations a wedding supper was served in four courses. Mrs. Grending possesses a charming personality that has made her popular with a large circle of friends. Mr. Grending is an enterprising young business-man of Colfax, and a popular salesman in the store of C. Scott & Co. Their friends, who are many, wish them a long, happy and prosperous life. Mr. and Mrs. Grending will reside in Colfax, on East Main street. Mr. Grending is a favorite member of the Colfax band, who were present and furnished some fine selections of music. The presents were quite numerous and pretty, among them a handsome cut-glass water set from the California travelers, about thirty of whom were present, and they will ever remember her because of the pleasant association during the pilgrimage over the mountains and across the plains to the Pacific coast. Those present from out of the city were Mr. and Mrs. Amos Means, of Cooksville; Mr. and Mrs. C. Henry Pratt and Mrs. Ira C. Pratt, of Cropsey; Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, of Anchor; Carl Grending, of Chicago; Mr. Dunn, James Wood and Mrs. Turner, of Fairbury; Mrs. James Davison, of Hanna, Ind.; and Mrs. Schwerdtfeger, of Evansville, Ill. JULY 18, 1902 - Rev. D.G. Murray received word on Saturday of the death of his sister's husband in Indiana. - LaSalle Stoops and his mother-in-law, Mrs. E.H. Burns, started to Arkansas on Tuesday. - George Scriven, wife and children, visited on Monday and Tuesday with friends in town. - J.T. Bradford and wife, of Toledo, O., are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Bradford. - Mrs. O.E. Crouch started on Tuesday for Bird City, Kan., to visit relatives. - A. McGlashen and children, former residents, are here visiting friends. - Mr. and Mrs. David Neill are visiting friends in Peoria and other points. - Mrs. L.S. Fincham and son Fred are visiting in Bloomington and Normal. - C.K. Sailor and mother, of Normal, visited her son Dan over Sunday. - John Ward and W.C. Moobery went to South Dakota on Tuesday. - Isaac Dancey, of Piper City, is in town visiting relatives and friends. - George Taylor has taken a position in Powell's restaurant. HENLINE - SPAWR William B. Henline and Miss Blanche Spawr were married in Bloomington on Wednesday by Rev. G.A. Scott of the First M.E. church. They meant it for a surprise, but the news "leaked out" and Mr. Henline's fellow bandsmen were on hand with their instruments when they arrived on the evening train. The happy couple attempted to escape, but their friends took their horse by the reins and led them with the buggy up to Main street, where they were made to stand for a serenade. The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Henline and has lived all his life on a farm just west of Colfax, attending the high school in the winter for the past few years. The bride is a daughter of William Spawr, six miles west, and is as beautiful as her husband is modest. They have the best wishes of all for their future happiness. They have not decided whether to live in town or country. AUGUST 22, 1902 OLD RESIDENT GONE G.B. Woodard died at the home of his son Frank in Colfax on Monday forenoon after several months' sickness, which ended in an attack of paralysis. He was born in Kentucky, in 1819, and came to Illinois fifty years ago. He settled first at Bloomington and later near Fairbury, from which place he moved to this vicinity many years ago. His wife died in 1891. Twelve children were born to them. Five sons and two daughters survive him. They are Frank, and Martha J. McReynolds, of Colfax; Mrs. Mary E. Moberly, and Charles, of Fairbury; James of Kansas; Edward, of Stanford, and Greenbury, of Missouri. One daughter, Mrs. Lavina Wiley, died in Colfax last spring, at which time the father also was very low. He was a member of the Methodist church. Mr. Woodard was one of the oldest residents and best known men, and was universally esteemed in the community. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the M.E. church, Rev. D.G. Murray conducting the services. A large number of relatives and friends were in attendance. The interment was at Evergreen. SEPTEMBER 19, 1902 - Truman Henline, of Danville, is visiting in town and vicinity. He formerly worked here as a barber. SEPTEMBER 26, 1902 - Aline Wood is sick with tonsilitis. DECEMBER 26, 1902 - Fred Neely arrived home yesterday from Petersburg and Frank from Newman, for a short visit at home. - Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Hawk are home for the holidays. He has engaged for another year in the land business, in which he has been quite successful. - G.W. Arnold's house in Bloomington took fire in the dining room over the furnace on Christmas morning, but it was extinguished before the department arrived. - Born, on Sunday, to Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Putman, a daughter; to Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Daniels, a daughter; to Mr. and Mrs. John Warren, a daughter. - Charles Putnam went to Fisher on business, and on the road home was delayed over Christmas by trains missing connections. - D.A. and Allie Wood are in Selma today attending the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Maggie Wright, who died yesterday. - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Weeks and daughter Bertha, of Bloomington, are visiting friends in town. - Mrs. A.C. Wheeler and grandson Orville went to Watseka on Wednesday to visit her son there. - George Hester acted as Janitor of the schoolhouse while R.H. Arnold, then acting as substitute, was off because of his brother's death. - A $2.50 toilet set was taken from Minshall's the day before Christmas. The party taking it is known and will be exposed unless it is returned or paid for before next week's paper is printed.