He'll Eat Turkey Dinner
Will Johnson, farmer living near the Creekpaum school, who was hit by an I.
C. train two weeks ago, and who is at the home of his daughter, Edna Anderson,
near Pinckneyville, will be able to set up and eat Christmas dinner. It was
feared at the time of the accident that Johnson could not get well.
The Cairo Bulletin, 29 Jul 1876
The communication of Mr. E. C. Pace to the Globe-Democrat concerning the
aged twins, Joel and Joseph Pace, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, has brought out
Mr. W. F. Hopkins of Makanda, who contrutes the following item in regard to
James and Joh Kerr, twins of Makanda, Jackson county: "James and John Kerr,
twin brothers, residing in the vicinity of Makanda, if they live to see
their birthday in this Centennial year, will be ninety-six years old. They
are both in possession of giant frames, and if no disease sieze upon their
vitals, will, in 1880, celebrate their one hundredth anniversary. John, who
boasts of being six hours the oldest, has over seventy descendants, in the
way of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; James something over
forty. They have fought through every war that the United States has been
party to during this century, beginning with the war 1812, and closing with
the Mexican war of 1847. John's wife died in 1873; and, not being contented
with single life, he was again married in 1875 to a widow lady by the name
of Graham, who is about seventy years of age. Both make a living by the
sweat of the brow, John being a farmer of no ordinary means.
The Daily Free Press, Carbondale, 18 Feb 1899
Murder in Grand Tower.
The Victim's Throat Cut Almost
From Ear to Ear.
Result of a drunken saloon brawl.
The Victim, John V.
Callis, Dies and the Assailant, James Goodbread, is in the Hands of the
Grand Tower was the scene of a horrible tragedy Saturday night, by which
one man dies an ignominious death and another sees the hangman's noose or a
life term in the penitentiary staring him in the face. In a drunken frenzy,
without any real provocation, James Goodbread cut the throat of John V.
Callis. Every attention was given the wounded man in the effort to save his
life, but the skill of the physician was unavailing and he died Sunday
Goodbread belongs to a good family but has the reputation
of being a "bad man" when drunk. He is a cousin to Dr. Joseph Goodbread and
Mrs. Dr. Crawshaw. Callis leaves a wife and five children, most of whom are
grown. The two men had never had any difficulty before and the love of
liquor is alone responsible for this calamity.
The Cairo Bulletin, 18 Feb 1904
Fire broke out about 8 a.m. in the residence of Peter Becker, of Makanda,
and is burning with unabated fury. The wind has fed the flames so much so
that practically all the west side of the village may be swept away.
The Becker residence is valued at $2,500, the Ingrham mercantile
establishment is valued at $5,000; the Izri Hagler store, value, $3,200,
have been destroyed and also the Hopkins Hotel, valued at $4,000. Up to noon
the flames had not been arrested. It is believed the loss may readh $30,000,
with but little insurance.
Later - The fire burned itslef out shortly after noon, after consuming in
addition to those previously mentioned, the residence of Peter Becker, James
Gurley and George Seil. The total loss is sestimated at $30,000.
The Cairo Bulletin, 15 Mar 1904
The April grand jury as drawn for service is as follows; E. N. Cochran,
Elk; Ed. Barringer, Vergennes; J. N. Perry, Ora; Wm. Finn, Bradley; L. M.
Breeden, DeSoto; D. W. Bost and Jesse Clark, Somerset; John Levan, Levan; S.
A. Miller, Kinkaid; Alex Hubbard, DeSognia; George Marvin and Webb Laney,
Carbondale; John Dixon, F. P. Parish and Will Held, Murphysboro; A. L.
Sander, Sand Ridge; John Bradshaw, Fountain Bluff; T. C. Pickett and W. A.
Hagler, Makanda; G. W. Fletcher and F. F. Brown, Pumma; C. Goodwin, Grand
The Cairo Bulletin, 17 Mar 1904
Makanda - ... A. R. Vancil has sold his fine farm of 88 acres four miles
east of town. Consideration $1,700. Mr. Vancil and family will move to
Denver, Col. They will leave for their new home April 5. Harry Row is the
Carbondale - ... Mrs. Joseph H. Ashman, aged 39 years, residing near the
Pleasant Grove church midway between this city and Murphysboro, died at 6:39
this morning of pneumonia. The funeral wil probably be held tomorrow from
the Pleasant Grove church. ... Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Lewis and family have
returned from Goleonda, where they were called owing to the death and burial
of Dr. Lewis' mother. ... George I. Tripp, of Makanda, and Miss Nora H.
Minton, of Boskydell, were granted a marriage license yesterday. ...
The Cairo Bulletin, 29 Mar 1904
Carbondale - ... John Bayliss, who has been employed in the grocery
establishment of M. E. Howell and R. E. Halliday & Co., resigned Saturday
night and is succeeded by Marshal Hopper. Mr. Bayliss left today for a brief
visit in Herrin, after which he will go to Kansaas City to make his future
home. ... O. A. Harker Jr., was in Makanda today in the interest of the
candidacy of his brother, Geo. M. Harker, for state's attorney. ...
The Cairo Bulletin, 04 May 1904
Carbondale - A sensation was caused by the announcement that Harry Temple
and Miss Grace Marshall were married in Murphysboro March 26, and that the
event was kept a secret till now. The bride has been a popular school
teacher and the groom is a student of the Normal school, where she had gone
to better qualify herself for school work.
Makanda - Allie, the 16-year-old son of Jas. T. Stafford, of Cobden,
while trying to board a fast moving south bound frieght train last Friday
night fell under the cars and his right elbow was frightfully mangled.
Peter Becker went to New Orleans Saturday on business for the National Life
Incsurance company, ...
Ell Mull, of Cobden, was a business visitor in Makanda Monday.
Mrs. Alexander Beecher, of Buncombe, returned Monday from a visit to her
daughter, Mrs. Judge Willard F. Ellis, of Murphysboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Foley, of East St. Louis, came down on a visit to Mrs.
Foley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sheppard. Monday they went to Creal
Springs for a visit with Mr. Foley's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil
Mr. and Mrs. Harmon F. Whitacre went to Carbondale Sunday evening for a
visit to their son, Dr. Newton Whitacre.
W. V. Sanders, of Williamson county, was at Anna visiting his brother, Dr.
D. R. Sanders, last week.
W. A. Furgeson is expected home this week. He has been in Louisiana the past
sixty days. He came here at this time to look after some of the details of
the work on his big cut stone block now under construction three years and
over and which we undersrtand will be ready for occupancy about September
1st of this year.
Shipments of asparagus are heavier this year than ever before in history of
The Cairo Bulletin, 28 Sep 1904
R. S. Henley of Portland, Oregon, who has not been in Dongola for thirty
years, and Jas. H. Henley of Shelbyville, Tenn., whose last visit here was
forty years ago, were the guests of their brother, T. N. Henley, here
Thursday. They were joined by another borther, A. M. Henley of Anna, and
departed for Makanda Friday, wehre a reunion was held at the home of W. S.
Henley about three miles east of town.
Later - W. S. Henley of Makanda died suddenly of paralysis Monday
The Cairo Bulletin, 30 Nov 1904
Dongola - ... Miss Lulu Mann spent Thanksgiving with relatives near
Makanda. On her return she was accompanied by Mr. Florence Green of Cobden.
It has leaked out that the couple have been married since the fifth of
November. Miss Mann is a teacher in the public schools at this place. ...
The Cairo Bulletin, 13 Feb 1905
To accommodate the public of Makanda and vicinity, R. H. Miller, one of
the leading farmers of near Makanda, has opened a first class private bank,
says the Murphysboro Republican Era. Mr. Miller has resided near Makanda for
about forty-eight years and has the confidence of every one who knows him.
He is a thorough business man and the bank will be a grand success. One of
the principal features of the bank will be the excellent cashier who will be
Mr. Miller's son, Ernest. Ernest Miller is beyond the average for business
ability and is much noted for his integrity.
For about one year he was employed in the Jackson State bank of
Carbondale and it was here that he first proved himself as a young man
capable to do the work in a bank.
He is a graduate of Gem City college and was bookkeeper for a large box
factory at Ullin, Ill., for a number of months.
The bank was opened for business February 8th in the new Ferguson
building located on the east side of the Illinois Central tracks. This
building is one of the best structures in Jackson county and the people of
Makanda shoudl rejoice over the fact that such a bank has been opened by
such competent people.
Paducah Evening Sun Kentucky, 17 Feb 1909
Murphysboro, IL Train Wreck, Feb 1909
THREE KILLED AND MANY ARE
WRECK NEAR MURPHYSBORO ON ILLINOIS CENTRAL.
COMPLETELY OVER ON APPROACH TO TRESTLE IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.
MILES AN HOUR.
Murphysboro, Ill., Feb. 17 -- Three passengers were killed
and 36 injured when Illinois Central train 105, south-bound from St. Louis
to New Orleans, was wrecked by running into a broken rail six miles east of
WALTER B. LONG, Joliet, Ill.
MRS. CERENA WALTON,
MISS MOLLIE WALKER, Mt. Carmel, Ill.
COMPTON, of Carbondale, Ill.
C. M. BRADY and wife, of Murphysboro.
WILLIAM ORTH, of Murphysboro.
THOMAS JOHN, of Murphysboro.
REV. H. M.
McCLELLAN, of Murphysboro.
L. Z. COOK, of Murphysboro.
of St. Louis.
H. P. LINDSAY, freight agent N.C. & St. L. Ry.
HOLLINGWORTH and 17 members of Percy Hastings' show troupe.
WICHERT, Cairo, Ill.
JOHN B. SHEA, JR., and family, St. Louis.
MARY DAYTON, of Marion, Ill.
Three-year-old son of MRS. DAYTON.
BENTLEY, of Carbondale, Ill.
The train was running 50 miles an hour on a
trestle when the engine hit the broken rail. The engine passed over safely,
but the baggage car and smoker went off the track and threw the four
remaining cars down the embankment.
Cairo, Ill., Feb.
17. -- Among the survivors of the wreck were Mr. and Mrs. John B. Shea, Jr.,
and little daughter, of St. Louis, who were on the wrecked train en route to
Cairo to visit the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Shea, of Walnut
The Shea family arrived in Cairo last evening as No. 1 at 6:35
o'clock and by orders of Dr. W. F. Grinstead, the Illinois Central Railroad
company's surgeon, were conveyed at once to St. Mary's infirmary. Mr. Shea
had both shoulders injured, his head, leg and ankle cut. Mrs. Shea suffered
greatly from shock and had frequent spells of vomiting which gave some cause
to fear internal injuries. Their little daughter was badly bruised.
Shea, at the hospital, said:
"We are hurt, but we are thankful that we
escaped with out lives. We left St. Louis at 8:20 o'clock about 35 minutes
late, having waited the arrival at the station of a theatrical company,
which was due to play at Marion last night. There was a jolly crowd in the
chair car in which we were seated which was next to the last car of the
train. My wife and daughter, aged 7 years, were seated back of me and I had
taken my wife's hat out of the rack. She was pinning it on when we heard the
wheels grind along on the ties and the next thing we knew the cars turned
over and went down into a ditch 25 feet below. The wreck occurred on a high
curve and we were going at a high rate of speed.
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When we came to our senses, we found ourselves sprawling on the ceiling of
the car. My wife was near me and my daughter, who had been seated back of
me, was nearby about eight feet in front of us. We called to her and when
she answered our relief may be imagined. I broke a window with something, I
do not know what, and got out and helped my wife and child out. I also took
another woman and child out through the window."
"When we looked around I
cannot tell you the scene that met out eyes. It was agonizing, that is all
that I can say. Two coaches were turned completely upside down and another
was lying on its side in the ditch, while the baggage car was turned
completely across the tracks, but did not fall into the ditch. The relief
train took us to Carbondale. As far as I learned there were seven killed,
four killed outright and three who died afterward from their injuries.
Everyone seemed to be injured and the scene was awful."
Col. George W. Reed, of Omaha, Neb., state manager of the Woodmen
of the World, who arrived in Cairo last evening on train No. 1, told in a
graphic manner of the horrible scenes he had witnessed. Colonel Reed was so
overcome by the rehearsal of the suffering that he witnessed that he wept as
he told of it.
"I just missed the train wrecked at
Pinckneyville and the thought of my escape makes me very grateful. When we
arrived at Carbondale I saw four bodies taken from the train and I learned
afterward that three others died from their injuries."
"On the station
platform the sight was awful. There were men and women whose bloody bandages
told the story of their injuries, while men carried injured women from the
train, improvising chairs from their hands. The sight beggars description,
and although I served for several years in the Civil War, I have never had
anything affect me so deeply as the scenes of this horrible accident."
Fifty Miles An Hour.
Carbondale, Feb. 17. -- Three people killed, several
probably fatally injured and a score of others more or less seriously
injured, resulted from the wrecking of Illinois Central passenger train No.
205 due here from St. Louis at 11:25 a.m.
The wreck occurred near the
northwest city limits of Carbondale, about a mile west of St. Louis
junctions. The train was 20 minutes late out of Murphysboro, and at the time
of the accident was running at a high rate of speed, some say between 50 and
60 miles an hour.
Fifty yards or so west of the trestle, west of the
Oakland cemetery, the engine left the rails and every car following was
either partly or completely overturned. Of the three passenger coaches two
were turned bottom side up, the other coach turning over on its side. The
coaches were all well filled.
MISS GRACE PERRY, one of those injured, is
a daughter of Mrs. Frank Perry and a sister of Mrs. Dr. H. E. Lightfoot, of
this city. She but recently returned, with her twin sister, Miss Rose Perry,
from Kansas, where they had been employed during the millinery season.
MRS. CERENA WALTON, one of the dead, is the mother of J. K. Walton, of Anna,
and is well known to many Carbondale people, the younger MRS. WALTON being a
daughter of Mrs. E. H. Storm, of this city.
The other of those killed is
WALTER B. LONG, of Joliet, a traveling salesman.
One of the most
seriously injured is MR. J. T. BENTLEY, proprietor of the American House,
Carbondale. He was pinned under some of the wreckage and could not be
removed for quite a while. ED E. PATTERSON, of Carbondale, is another of the
seriously injured. MRS. JOHN DOUGLAS, of this city, is also reported
seriously injured. She was returning from a visit to St. Louis.
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Several of the train crew, mail clerks, etc., were badly
injured. Conductor PINHAM was one of these. Flagman GEORGE MOORE was also
injured. Neither Engineer MULCONNERY or Fireman LAVENDER were injured,
neither leaving the engine.
The four mail clerks were all more or less
injured, the most seriously being C. M. BROWN, of Covington, Tenn. The
O. B. MAXWELL, Troy, Tenn.
FRED J. BRANTIGAM, Belleville,
JOSEPH M. GREEN, Covington, Tenn.
DENNY SULLIVAN, express
messenger, was considerably bruised.
The "news butch" on the train, whose
name we have failed to learn, was also among the seriously injured.
reported that the first word received at the division headquarters was from
Walter C. Krieckhaus, Manager of Elles Store company, of Herrin, who climbed
out of a window in one of the overturned cars and hurried into town and
brought the word. He was bruised more or less.
Among the injured were
several member of the "Boston Belles" show troupe.
The Cairo Bulletin, 24 Dec 1909
Mound City - ... Mr. Guy Rodman of Vancouver, B. C., spent Wednesday with
his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Rodman on High street. He was
accompanied here by his brother, Mr. Everet Rodman of Makanda, who spent a
few hours in the city. ...
The Cairo Bulletin, 17 Aug 1912
The following marriage licenses were issued during the past week: Herman
Shadowen, Makanda, Essie Acklin, Makanda; James Burgess, Dongola, Clara
Leonard, Dongola; Chas. A. Eader, Anna, Ora Henderson, Anna; Orley Menees,
Lick Creek, Letha Williams, Anna; Calvin Blessing, Makanda, Margaret
Harbaugh Dobden; Chas. Ray, Anna, Maggie Winters, Jonesboro; Burl B. Moss,
Jonesboro, Minday Winn, Jonesboro.
The Cairo Bulletin, 10 Sep 1912
Anna - The following marriage licenses were issued last week at the court
house: Luther D. Anderson, Anna, Laura A. Treece, Anna; Guy Terry Goreville,
Bertha Ollis, Goreville; John Koss, Makanda, Rosa Sanford, Makanda; Chas. V.
Grable, Cairo, Minnie Mowery, Dongola; Fred Brewer, Carbondale; Issa
Barringer, Wayside, Bertha A Tripp, Wayside; Roy Reynolds, Reynoldsville,
Helen Lightner, McClure; Jesse H. Bizzel, Anna, Kitty English, Jonesboro;
Lewis S. Schumacher, Anna, Emma Hunsaker, Cobden; Harry Piersol, Cairo,
Georgia Smith, Anna.
The Cairo Bulletin, 18 Jan 1913
Mrs. H. S. Antrim, Mrs. J. D. Ladd and Miss Nell Loftin lest yesterday
for Makanda, where they will attend the golden wedding anniversary of Dr.
and Mrs. F. M Agnew.
The Day Book, 25 Mar 1913
Anna, Ill. - Fifteen persons killed in Makanda, Ill., near here in a
cyclone which struck the village last night, according to dispatch just
received here. A fast freight train on the I. C. Ry. was blown from the
track and 25 heavily loaded cars were dumped into the ditch.
The Cairo Bulletin, 29 Apr 1913
Dr. J. J. Rendleman was called to Makanda yesterday on account of the
critical illness of his father, M. Rendleman.
The Cairo Bulletin, 11 Jan 1914
Cover - Died Jan. 19, Mrs. Mary A. Cover, aged 42 years, at family
residence, 4011 Sycamore street, Cairo. Funeral services will be conducted
by Rev. W. J. Henry, pastor of the Church of God, at residence Sunday, Jan.
11, at 12 o'clock. Funeral cortege will leave residence at 1 o'clock p. m.
for Illnois Central passenger station. Interment at Makanda, Ill. No floral
tributes. Friends of family invited.
The Daily Independent, 25 Jun 1936
The Independent Congratulates
Mr. and Mrs. Lionell Glass on the birth
of a daughter, Carol Jane, born Saturday at St. Andrew’s hospital. This is
the first child in the family, Mr. Glass is a son of City Clerk and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen E. Short of 720 South Jackson, Belleville, Ill., on
the birth of their first child, a daughter, Rita Ann, born at St.
Elizabeth’s hospital at 10:30 p.m., Monday, June 24. This is the first
grandchild in either of the families. Mrs. Short and baby are getting along