Quarterly “Footprints” Index

Index to “Footprints In Williamson County, Illinois”

“Quarterly of the Williamson County Historical Society” 

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1998 1999200020012002200320042005 – 2006

 200720082009201020112012 – 2013 – 2014 – 2015

2016 – 2017

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Volume I Spring 1998 #1

page 1    They went thataway – CAPLINGER

page 2    CASH Cemetery

page 3    100 years ago 1898 newspaper items

page 6    Tall tales from Nannie GRAY PARKS and misc. death notices from newspaper

page 7    Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church and misc. notices from newspaper

page 8    How Egypt got it’s name

page 9    RYBURN Store Accounts Book

page 12  Where is Luke SANDERS buried?

page 13  Nannie GRAY PARKS

page 16  Obediah WEST, where are you?

page 17  John Holden WHITE

page 21  Birthday party for B.B. GRIGGS and civil war veterans attending

page 22  MOTSINGER – BUNDY – WILLEFORD Bible Records

page 24  The Magic City of Egypt – Johnston City

page 26  Queries

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Volume I Summer 1998 #2

page 1   Precious letter Ruth SEAMANDS

page 2   Monroe almost the county seat of Williamson County

page 3   Life on the home front – Civil War – Thy people shall be my people

page 6   Grace GOODALL’S autograph book

page 9   Rules of Marion public schools

page 11 RUSSELL Cemetery – Crab Orchard Township

page 13 Come to Williamson County

page 14 Some early school records

page 15 Township treasurers

page 16 A bit of prose

page 17 They went thataway – HUDGENS

page 18 Union Grove School report

page 19 100 years ago

page 21 High tech hunting – internet

page 25 Queries

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Volume I Fall 1998 #3

page 1   Old house at the crossroads – MOELLER home

page 2   Daniel Wesley TRAVELSTEAD

page 4   Marion Hospital

page 5   J.L. PARKS GAR Post

page 12 100 years ago

page 14 Charles GOODALL goes home – Civil War

page 16 Quality stamp turkeys

page 18 HORSLEY’S Grocery

page 19 Medical terminology for the layman

page 20 They went thataway – STOCKTON

page 23 CHILDERS notes

page 24 Rules of descent in US

page 25 William and Sally PALMER letter

page 26 Queries

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Volume I Winter 1998 #4

page 1   EDWARDS’ Flour Mill

page 4   History of Bainbridge

page 7   100 years ago

page 13 They went thataway – BLACK

page 13 PARKS cemetery – F.M. PARKS and POWELLS

page 14 A plea for discharge – Noah C. McCOWN

page 16 Rules of conduct for teachers

page 17 Ordeal of Dr. BUNDY – Civil War

page 21 Of Witches Eva LOCKLEAR and Charles LEE

page 22 1896 Social Event – Sadie Kennedy MOHAN


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Volume II  Spring 1999 #1

page 1   They went thataway – James HAYS and Celia SPILLER

page 3   Figuring birth dates from tombstones

page 4   Crab Orchard Lake Cemetery removals WILLIAMS/BULLINER/ELDERS/BEASLEY

page 7   Cleaning from early account book – Rock Creek area – PARKS/MOSLEY/ERWN, etc

page 10 1922 Junior Class play

page 11 SPILLER notes

page 13 Captain Samuel DUNCAN/ Ruhamah FRIZZELL – Civil War

page 18 100 years ago

page 21 From Italy to meet loved ones – RANCILLIO/MARLOW

page 22 Two disinherited by Mrs J.A. LOGAN

page 22 Dr. James HAYTON – story on Sterling HILL/Mary THOMAS last War 1812 pension

page 23 Elias TEEL grave

page 24 Palzo

page 25 Furniture

page 26 Queries

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Volume II Summer 1999 #2

page 1   A day in the life of an 1880 census taker

page 3   The MORRAY shooting 1875

page 4   Christopher HANKS

page 5   100 years ago

page 9   An early friendship quilt

page 11 Italians start cemetery – San Carlos 1905

page 12 The Erina Star

page 14 Obit – GRASTY

page 15 They went thataway – SPILLER/COX

page 18 Ephraim COOKSEY

page 20 A letter home – William Nazareth MITCHELL – Civil War

page 24 Zion graveyard stone – Margaret ROBERTS

page 25 Herrin, IL

page 25 Queries

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Volume II Fall 1999 #3

page 1   JORDON Store

page 2   JORDON’S account book

page 4   Memories – Phyliss HOILSAPPLE

page 6   Charles STARRICK – Civil War Veteran

page 10 100 years ago

page 12 Meet your board – Helen LIND

page 13 They went thataway John SPARKS

page 15 This old house – Jail

page 18 Grassy Township – early settlers

page 20 BAKER Cemetery  Grassy Township

page 22 Two letters from the past – Henry SANDERS’ German letters

page 24 Dr. Theo HUDSON obit

page 26 Queries

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Volume II Winter 1999 #4

page 1   Tour of Ed STOTLAR House

page 2   Herrin’s Prairie

page 4   100 years ago

page 8   Medal of Honor US Army

page 9   Sycamore Road

page 10 Those were the days

page 11 They went thataway –  John D.F. JENNINGS

page 14 Divorce Book B start 1878

page 23 Corrections to Union Grove/Canna Cemeteries


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Volume III Spring 2000 #1

page 1   Register IOOF Pittsburg

page 5   Alum Cave

page 7   Correction Herrin’s Prairie

page 8   100 years ago

page 13 William Carroll LEE family Bible

page 20 Enoch HENRY          

page 20 1893 Postmasters

page 21 They went thataway – Marcellus  KETCHUM/FOZZARD

page 22 Old days – men who lived in Marion

page 23 County Jail happenings

page 24 Olive WILEY’S gold

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Volume III Summer 2000 #2

page 1   William County Poor Farm

page 8   CRAIN Probate

page 10 Early Johnston City ordinances

page 11 Boyd Knob School

page 13 1917 students in Johnston City

page 14  Herrin’s 100th year

page 17  They went thataway – THROGMORTON

page 18  100 years ago

page 22  Dr. Birdie McCLAIN SPRINGS HIGGINBOTTOM

page 24  Letters to Celinda J. PEASE

page 26  Queries

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Volume III 2000 #3

page 1   WCHS – Our humble beginning

page 4   Parthena and James SMITH

page 5   Excerpts form Order Books 1837 – 1856

page 7   Bellmont Battle – Civil War

page 10 Johnston City Hospital

page 11 Guardian records

page 13 Jacob SANDERS papers

page 14 How old men vote

page 18 Corley School District history

page 19 100 years ago

page 23 They went thataway – JONES

page 23 Civil War veterans 1932

page 24 Some old school records Hampton/Stringtown

page 25 This old log cabin MEESE/BUTTS

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Volume III Winter 2000 #4

page 1   Old Shakerag

page 3   100 years ago

page 9   Centennial window displays

page 10 Barbara McGOWAN’S obit

page 11 The man on the job – coal miners

page 12 Wm. Henry Frederick SCHAFER

page 15 Moses ATWOOD Cemetery

page 16 John KOPP obit

page 17 Nancy E. RUSSELL

page 18 They went thataway – Steve TANNER

page 19 Commencement Marion High School 1919

page 20 HENDRICKSON notes

page 22 Ghost of Christmas past

page 23 Golden Jubilee – Jas. W. TURNER

page 25 Infant class Fountain Church 1893


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Volume IV Spring 2001 #1

page 1   Daniel RICHEY’S new tombstone

page 2   100 years ago

page 6   Obit – John S. EUBANKS

page 7   George W. Chesley McCOY

page 10 Herrin News obits

page 11 Gopher hole mining – RICHARDSON

page 13 The went thataway – LACY/BOLIN/QUISENBERRY

page 20 Joel Frances CORDER obit

page 20 Michael KIMMEL grave

page 21 In memoriam

page 21 Jacob SANDERS notes

page 22 REX Cemetery – Spillertown

page 23 Irena JORDAN will

page 24 History of First Methodist Church, Marion

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Volume IV Summer #2

page 1   Killing of James BISHOP – Miles BELL

page 3   13 Flags for Memorial Day – Veterans at Fountain Cemetery

page 4   Joseph NEWTON Rev. soldier

page 7   Streets in Johnston City

page 9   Schedule of a common school

page 10 100 years ago

page 14 CAPLINGER Cemetery

page 18 ST. Matthew Church Records – “German Church NW of Johnston City”

page 23 WATSON records from Robertson County, TN

page 25 Tour of WCHS  – Harold FARNER

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Volume IV Fall 2001 #3

page 1   April Fool’s Day 1891 in Fredonia

page 2   MOULTON Cemetery Southern Township

page 3   How to become naturalized

page 4   KENNEDY – RICHARD family burials in WILSON Cemetery – Cambria

page 5   Estate records 1853 KEEL/BUCKNER/TRAMELL/FURLONG/GOWER/MOLTON/

page 6   Johnston City

page 7   Path: the story tellers

page 8   Williamson County Fair

page 9   Court record – GENT

page 10 Incident – James LIND

page 11 Teachers

page 12 How we got along when the boys went away – WW I

page 13 100 years ago

page 15 1964 Crossroads Home Coming

page 17 Jacob SANDERS papers

page 18 GROVES taking the GOSHEN Trail

page 20 Some divorces – HINCHCLIFF/FORSYTHE/HENRY/ANDERSON

page 21 Fountain Church and Cemetery

page 23 Myrtle May GRISHAM

page 25 Orphan train – PALMATIER/BINKLEY/GODDARD

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Volume IV Winter 2001 #4

page 1   Violet Pearl BROWN CARTER

page 4   Guardian Docket 1866 – 1877

page 5   Misc.. divorces – MOSLEY/CLINE/WHITE

page 6   Addition & corrections Mt. Pleasant Cemeteries

page 7   Additions & corrections Union Grove Cemetery

page 7   Misc. divorces – DOUGHERTY/McANELLEY

page 8   Grandpaw Charley COCHRAN

page 10 Graduation Marion City schools and vicinity 1929

page 13 Misc. newspaper items – WILKINS/COLEMAN/DUNCAN

page 14 Jacob HUNTER cemetery

page 16 Some divorces 1917

page 17 Notes on the 128th IL Regiment

page 20 Politics – letter from Arlie BOSWELL – named Charlie BIRGER/Art NEWMAN

page 21 TERRY info

page 22 County Line Church – Franklin County

page 24 Initials – what do they mean? Court records

page 24 Will of Gabriel McCOMB

page 25 Johnston City Civilian relief


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Volume V Spring 2002 #1

page 1   The much married John Dempsey

page 2   Corrections Jacob HUNTER Cemetery

page 3   HUMPHREY’S FORD – Blairsville area

page 5   A sad day in Johnston City – mine explosion 1924

page 11 Divorces Book A defendants

page 14 CASH and STANLEY Feud

page 17 Creal Springs Seminary

page 21 WOODARD Cemetery

page 22 Blanche DEATON BOYD EDWARDS

page 25 A stone for Robert Lee and Mary Louisa JORDAN

page 26 Queries

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Volume V Summer 2002 #2

page 1   Carterville Woman’s Club

page 3   Herrin High School Commencement, 1906

page 5   Maria LEWIS BINKLEY

page 9   Descendants of Jacob LEWIS – first installment

page 16 Grace CAWTON’S Autograph Book

page 21 Milo ERWIN alias Mark M. STANLY

page 26 Welcome

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Volume V Fall 2002 #3

page 1   Descendants of Jacob Lewis – last installment

page 8   Re-interments in Herrin Cemetery

page 9   Items from Weekly Independent – Johnston City Newspaper 1906

page 11 John A. LOGAN indictment

page 12 Uncle Dick RIDDLE obit

page 13 CO G 15TH TN REG VOL INF Confederate – Williamson County men

page 14 Sarah Ann Ganaway SCATES THORN GODDALL

page 16 Benjamin MOLL death notice

page 17 Loyal Girls of American Johnston City 1917

page 19 Emmagrace BLISS RAMM

page 21 Dr. BAKER’S wonderful pocketknife

page 22 Civil War terminology

page 23 Welcome members

page 24 George HOPPER

page 25 Miss Sophie and Miss Matilda

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Volume V Winter 2002 #4

page 1   Marion woman wins prize – Anna TRUE

page 2   More on the CASH and STANLEY Feud

page 4   Stock marks from Nannie GRAY PARKS

page 6   Souvenir – Marion school 1897

page 7   Anderson P. CORDER

page 9   Death notice Jane BARNES

page 10 STROUD Cemetery

page 13 misc. NORMAN/BOLES

page 14 Williamson County Courthouses by Nannie GRAY PARKS

page 17 John CORDER of Smith County, TN

page 21  1876 Business Directory

page 23  Letters of the SCHAFER family

page 25  Picture of William SCHAFER family at the homestead in Creal Springs


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Volume VI Springs 2003 #1

page 1   Thomas HUNTER & Susannah MOAKE

page 4   100 years ago

page 8   Emmagrace BLISS saves life

page 8   HERING/HERRING meaning from Scotland

page 9   Good old memories  – Mary HAYES

page 10 Willie T. BAKER back in Marion

page 11 Aunt Dude GOODALL

page 14 Misc. Circuit Clerk’s office

page 15 Unidentified picture from Herrin

page 16 Shiloh Christian Church

page 19 LINCOLN notes

page 20 A letter from Al JENNINGS

page 21 Surviving Veteran of LOGAN’S Regiment – John H. HUTCHISON

page 23 Williamson Lodge #392 – Marion

page 24 Marion Rebekah Lodge #93, IOOF

page 25 Welcome members – Queries – New Book

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Volume VI Summer 2003 #2

page 1   Judgment and Execution Docket 1840 Circuit Clerk’s office

page 1   Probate Book Jul 1860 – Jun 1871

page 5   Child left behind – 1954

page 6   1888 Report of a traffic accident Pearl Dell BARRINGER BROWN

page 7   Tribute to a Herrin Pioneer – Mrs. Nellie STOCKS – Marshall LUCKEY

page 9   Strawberry Box Marriage – Imogene Willam ROACH/Elmer ROYCE

page 10 100 years ago

page 14 A letter from the past – Thomas and Elizabeth BARHAM/Silas PRUETT

page 18 William B. MURPHY family by Mary P. MURPHY

page 22 Elmira FLY RODDEN KILKEN WOODARD

page 24 Medal of Honor – Richard G. WILSON

page 25 Welcome new members

page 26 Query

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Volume VI Fall 2003 #3

page 1   100 years ago

page 5   Sacred Heart Cemetery – Spillertown

page 10 Death notice – J.H. RAINS

page 11 Margaret SCHMIDT BAIAR/John Casper BAIAR

page 13 A bad night in Johnston City – terrible fire

page 16 Some early county commissioner’s records

page 19 First schools of Williamson County by David R. HARRISON

page 20 Picture Williamson County Fairgrounds 1939

page 21 Wilson School Souvenir 1898

page 22 Meaning of gravestone emblems

page 23 Training day – Mary CUNNINGHAM LOGAN

page 24 Query

page 25 Welcome members

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Volume VI Winter 2003 #4

page 1   HERRING Cemetery  – YOUNGBLOOD

page 4   100 years ago

page 8   Query – PRITCHETT/LEWIS

page 9   Schedule of a common school 1856 – 1857 District 3 T9

page 10 Lease HOWELL/CANADA  

page 11 Rules of a wagon train.  Love finds a way – CARNAGO/REIGBELLI

page 12 Crab Orchard Academy Notes – 1892, 1893, 1894

page 14 Mad stones – JORDAN

page 16 Maude CRAIG

page 19 Letters to Miss Parthena HOLMAN

page 20 Rededication of St. Paul’s Church northeast of Johnston City

page 21 W.G. FERGES looks backward

page 23 Preached his own funeral – Charles M. WEAVER

page 24 Letter home from Thomas M. DAVIS – Mexican War

page 25 Teacher’s contract W.C. McANALLY


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Volume VII  Spring 2004 #1

page 1   Democratic meeting

page 3   100 years ago

page 6   John D. SANDERS Cemetery

page 8   Hiram LEWIS found!

page 10 Burma shave signs

page 11 Microfilm at the museum – LDS

page 13 Ed STOTLAR house

page 15 My first and only Easter dress – Helen LIND

page 16 General LYON Disaster – Civil War

page 19 John Casper BAIAR

page 22 Mima MORRIS Letter – 1930

page 24 William J. PERRY’S Will

page 25 Welcome members

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Volume VII Summer 2004 #2

page 1   EDDINGS will from Robertson County, TN

page 2   Williamson County men found in Robertson County, TN Archive records

page 3   100 years ago

page 7   Wedding at Reeves (Cambria) 1909

page 8   Anderson P. CORDER

page 11 Grammer department graduates, Marion 1905

page 12 Murder of Isaac VANCIL

page 16 STILLEY Cemetery – south of Pittsburg

page 19 Divorces – first installment

page 25 Technology for country folks – welcome new members

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Volume VII Fall 2004 #3

page 1   Growing the weed – Tobacco –  HOPPER

page 4   100 years ago

page 7   Divorces – second installment

page 12 Probate Book C and Admin. Book A

page 13 A remembrance of Christmas 1910

page 14 Some 1859 Business cards

page 15 Footprints left in Cheatham County, TN – Williamson County, IL people

page 16 Sion Hunt MITCHELL obit

page 17 Reported coal mine fatal casualties in 1918

page 20 TN records with Williamson County connections

page 21 Welcome new members

page 22 Heirs of widow of Jonathan EMMERSON

page 23 Follow up on A.P. CORDER

page 24 Chiseled in stone – epitaphs

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Volume VII Winter 2004 #4

page 1   Divorces installment three

page 6   Joab GOODALL

page 7   RATHBONE Bill to buy OLDROYD LINCOLN Relics

page 8   One of county’s first printers – John W. WILLEFORD

page 9   1925 Creal Springs Graduates

page 10 FERGES Cemetery

page 15 100 years ago

page 19 Carterville Library board has its first meeting – 1918

page 20 Johnston City Government

page 22 Some early politics – CUNNINGHAM

page 24 Welcome members

page 25 Abner DUROCK letter

page 26 EUBANKS – probate Book C


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Volume VIII Spring 2005 #1

page 1   Some Williamson County Probates 1860 – 1871

page 6   Dr. L.H. GREEN Ledger

page 8   Misc. – Joshua P. BARRETT

page 9   100 years ago

page 14 Divorces – fourth installment

page 18 Thomas Carroll SWAFFORD obit

page 19 Misc. Circuit Clerk’s records – chancery

page 23 Clang, clang, clang went Marion’s trolley

page 25 Fair news – Dr. J.W. VICK

page 26 Welcome members – misc. Corneluis C. SHAW

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Volume VIII Summer 2005 #2

page 1   Divorces – fifth installment

page 6   Probates – 1860 – 1871

page 11 Pictorial history of Williamson County

page 13 Early prenuptial agreement

page 14 The night the stars fell – 1833

page 17 100 years ago

page 22 Big initiation by the KKK – 1923

page 23 Oldest Mason in state dies – William Marion JOYNER

page 24 Welcome members

page 25 Misc. – THORN/BRADLEY/AVERY/CHANEY

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Volume VIII Fall 2005 #3

page 1   Street names – Marion

page 3   The Herrin Massacre

page 7   Some Probates  1860 – 1871

page 12 Essay of Whiteville School. Query

page 13 100 years ago

page 16 CROSLIN Cemetery

page 17 Divorces – sixth installment

page 22 An early adoption – JENT/BOYD/RALLS/BRACK partition

page 25 Welcome members

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Volume VIII Winter  2005 #4

page 1   First air mail letter arrives in Marion July 1924

page 3   100 years ago (Herrin News)

page 8   Some Williamson Co., IL Probates

page 13 Memories of “The Palace” – Johnston City Theater

page 16 Williamson County Fair

page 18 More Ralls notes

page 20 Susan Caroline Allen grave.

page 21 Divorces abstracted – sixth installment

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Volume 9 Spring 2006 #1

page 1   Chancery Records – Partitions

page 3   John H. Bradshaw Emancipation Deed

page 4   A ballad of prison – Gent

page 5   Old time sayings

page 6   Parks Cemetery – Thomas

page 8   Probates

page 12 100 years ago

page 17 Divorces

page 22 Sterling Hill’s Heirs – Partition 1860

page 27 Welcome – Shooting James D. Pulley

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Volume 9 Summer 2006 #2

page 1   Remembering Williamson County – R. Lloyd and Dimple Caplinger

page 2   Sheriff Galligan’s Bootleg Outfit

page 3   Divorce abstracts 1878 – 1879

page 4   100 years ago

page 13 Probates Feb 1862 – Mar 1862

page 17 Jane Gray, Grandmother of a Slave

page 21 Some early notes by Mary Elizabeth Cox Aikman

page 23 Welcome – Query – Old time sayings

page 24 Newton Cemetery

page 25 March of dimes benefit game – March of Dimes Benefit Game 1953 JCHS

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Volume 9 Fall 2006 #3

Page 1   Old Academy in Creal Springs being wrecked

Page 3   Some Poor Farm records – 1860

Page 4   Early Divorces 1879 – 1881  

Page 8   Obit of James L. Grant

Page 9   Autobiography of Louis Loss 1929 Johnston City Progress

Page 11 One hundred years ago

Page 16 James Hendrickson Lawsuit 1869

Page 19 The traveling tombstone – Rev. John N. Calvert

Page 21 Johnson notes – 1855

Page 22 Black gold – Coal mining in Old Marion

Page 25 Obit of Fredrick Arthur Murphy 1929

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Volume 9 Winter 2006 #4

Page 1   Early Divorces 1881 – 1882

Page 5   Caeser Colombo Family 1925

Page 6   100 years ago 1906

Page 11 Akin vs Parker 1844 Court case

Page 13 County Farm Cemetery

Page 19 W.R. Parks’ Ledger index 1871

Page 22 A.G.W. Hendrickson’s letters home 1863

Page 24 Early Marion barber shop 1902


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Volume 10 Spring 2007 #1

Page 1   Bits and pieces – Circuit Clerk’s office 1904

Page 3   William D. Sinks obit 1953

Page 5   100 years ago 1907

Page 10 Sarah E. Fuller vs Thomas J. Babb 1866

Page 12 Bethlehem Cemetery

Page 11 Some Williamson County firsts 1839 – 1840

Page 19 Meets pupils after 50 year absence

Page 22 Stone for Pvt Thomas J. Tyson

Page 25 Query

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Volume 10 Summer 2007 #2

Page 1   Chamness Cemetery

Page 5   100 years ago 1907

Page 12 Richard Tyner Bible

Page 15 Jehu P. Mitchell vs. John L. Roberts

Page 18 Walking in their footprints of Groves – Zacharias

Page 24 McAnally notes

Page 25 Queries

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Volume 10 Fall 2007 #3

Page 1   Corp Earl H. Pillow

Page 3   Letter from Joe Woodside

Page 4   100 years ago 1907

Page 9   They went thataway – Elizabeth Stacy – James Dillard

Page 11 G.W. Hall vs. A.C. Henshaw – Custody

Page 12 Battle Flag of Logan’s Regiment found in Marion

Page 13 House moved off Library site – Cline property

Page 15 United Methodist Children’s Home, Creal Springs 1911

Page 18 Hanks Cemetery

Page 22 Knock, knock, knock – Hank Wright

Page 23 Families in County before 1839 – Aplin; Nathan Arnett; Tyner; Benson

Page 23 Obit – A.B. Blankenship 1913

Page 24 1926 Crab Orchard Grade School graduates

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Volume 10 Winter 2007 #4

Page 1   Milk delivered to your door

Page 2   Howell – Richardson Cemetery

Page 5   100 years ago 1907

Page 10 Yellow & Blue 1910

Page 15 Early History of 1st Methodist Episcopal Church 1844 – 1911

Page 20 Remembrance – Helen Lind

Page 21 WJPF Radio Station

Page 22 101 years old – John M. Hightower 1961

Page 23 Salute from a Pioneer Son – Hobart Motsinger 1939

Page 25 Black Jack Logan – Fisherman


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Volume 11 Spring 2008 #1

Page 1   Pigeon Creek Cemetery

Page 8   100 years ago 1908

Page 13 Williamson County Black Men who served in WW I

Page 17 Bluford Jordan, Civil War Veteran

Page 21 County Doctors 1877 – 1878

Page 22 William Moore’s Tribulation – Spring Hill Church

Page 23 Interview with Aunt Susan Norman 1917

Page 24 Two Hendrickson Letters – 1872

Page 25 Queries

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Volume 11 Summer 2008 #2

Page 1   Sanders – Stilley Cemetery Rt 37

Page 4   Spring Grove Sunday School Records

Page 5   100 years ago 1908

Page 9   Esau Evan Davies Jr.

Page 13 Notes on Marion State and Savings Bank 1914

Page 14 Time Capsule 1940

Page 15 William Jackson Spiller

Page 17 Circuit Court Notes

Page 18 Hardtack and beans

Page 21 Benjamin Ralls Felts, M.D. 1842 – 1914

Page 25 Picture of Ben Felts home

Page 26 A new look at the WCHS Museum

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Volume 11 Fall  2008 #3

Page 1   Civil War discharges 1864 – 1866

Page 5   100 years ago 1908

Page 10 PWA Fund Remodel Courthouse 1935

Page 12 Lake Creek Postmasters

Page 14 Williamson County records found in Perry County, IL

Page 15 Time Capsule 1935

Page 16 Flag Dedication Service – 1918

Page 17 Crain – Skinner Cemetery

Page 18 Jeffersonville Jottings

Page 19 Isaac Smith Civil War Veteran

Page 24 Kill or cure

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Volume 11 Winter 2008 #4

Page 1   Marion’s Orphans Company of the Civil War

Page 7   New Grassy Cemetery

Page 8   100 years ago 1908

Page 13 White Ash, IL

Page 15 Henry Howerton’s Will

Page 16 Joseph Riley Ward, Civil War Veteran

Page 19 Fresh soup – North Bend Grade School

Page 20 Annulment – Potter

Page 21 Body of Soldier from England – Dennis L. Kirby

Page 22 History of First Baptist Church, Johnston City, IL


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Volume 12 Spring 2009 #1

Page 1   Dr. George L. Owen of Bainbridge

Page 4   100 years ago 1909

Page 9   Knights of the Golden Circle in Southern Illinois

Page 14 Parthena Merrill Smith

Page 18 Laddie Oster of Johnston City

Page 20 Doerr’s Bed

Page 23 Art glass at Williamson County Historical Society

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Volume 12 Summer 2009 #2

Page 1   James Corder’s request for a divorce

Page 6   100 years ago 2009

Page 11 Memory Kit 1918

Page 14 Williams Family Records

Page 17 Bricks for new Court House 1887

Page 18 Crab Orchard Academy

Page 21 Letters from home – Sarah & John Mifflin 1862

Page 23 Some Circuit Court Notes 1853 – 1866

Page 25 Query

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Volume 12 Fall 2009 #3

Page 1   Obit Mary A Gray

Page 2   Arnold Note – Charley

Page 3   100 years ago – 1909

Page 8   Johnston City Progress 1970’s

Page 9   Excerpts from Barton Free Press

Page 10 Notes from County Jail

Page 11 Jail escape 1915

Page 12 Marion once a tobacco center

Page 14 Possum & Taters – William Carter

Page 15 Caring for Paupers 1839

Page 19 Aftermath of Herrin Massacre

Page 23 Death of Lory and Ethel Price

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Volume 12 Winter 2009 #4

Page 1   Stillbirths in County 1787 – 1881

Page 6   100 years ago 1909

Page 12 A trip to Fort Donelson

Page 15 Stephens Cemetery

Page 18 Obit Jo Vick 1941

Page 19 Some guardian records

Page 23 Glimpses of the Past

Page 25 Obit Wiley Ted Boles 1952


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Volume 13 Springs 2010 #1

Page 1   100 years ago 1910

Page 6   Weaver a mining camp

Page 9   Stillbirths 1881 – 1902

Page 14 Early radio in county

Page 15 County Poor Farm

Page 19 Jean Jones’ 90th Birthday

Page 21 Harrison House Museum

Page 22 Slave of James M. Culp emancipated 1850

Page 23 Amoze Sims 100th Birthday

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Volume 13 Summer 2010 #2

Page 1   100 years ago 1910

Page 6   Stillbirths 1902 – 1905

Page 11 Common Law Records

Page 13 Early Register Midwives

Page 15 Ehud Watson Cemetery

Page 17 Relative of George Washington – Grace Casey

Page 19 More Poor Farm records

Page 23 Glimpses of the Past – St Paul’s Catholic Church, Johnston City, IL

Page 24 Queries

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Volume 13 Fall 2010 #3

Page 1   Stillbirths 1905 – 1907

Page 7   Thirlestane Castle Scotland by Violet Grisham

Page 8   Hot Summer by Helen Lind

Page 9   100 years ago 1910

Page 15 Murphy Cemetery

Page 19 Glimpses of the Past

Page 21 Pauper Records 1874 – 1908

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Volume 13 Winter 2010 #4

Page 1   100 years ago 1910

Page 6   Andreson’s

Page 10 50th Class Reunion 1960 – 2010

Page 11 Researching San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin

Page 12 Stillbirths 1907 – 1909

Page 17 Jenkins – Bradley Cemetery

Page 21 Marion’s new fire truck 1916

Page 22 James Tanner’s Will

Page 23 Excerpts from woman from Spillertown – Agnes Burns Wieck


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Volume 14 Spring 2011 #1

Page 1   Abstracted Deeds of Williamson County

Page 7   What soldiers carried 1917

Page 8   100 years ago 1911

Page 13 Grandfather’s farm – Harrison House

Page 19 Stillbirths 1909 – 1911

Page 23 Obit of Billie Jean Burke, WCHS Volunteer

Page 24 Last American WW I Veteran died

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Volume 14 Summer 2011 #2

Page 1   Abstracted Deeds of Williamson County

Page 6   Some divorces 1878

Page 7   Museum gets Civil War Prize 1991 – William H. Schafer Rifle

Page 10 Glimpses of the Past

Page 11 Whiteaker Bible Records

Page 13 100 years ago 1910

Page 17 Civil War timeline

Page 19 Ogden-Wiley Cemetery

Page 20 Johnston City High School Orchestra

Page 21 Stillbirths 1911 – 1913

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Volume 14 Fall 2011 #3

Page 1   Stillbirths 1913 – 1915

Page 4   Abstracted Williamson County Deeds

Page 9   Early fines 1849

Page 10 Research

Page 12 100 years ago 1911

Page 12 Skaggs Cemetery

Page 16 Civil War timeline

Page 19 1906 Postcard to Governor Yates

Page 20 John A. Logan on Marion Square

Page 23 Richard Tyner

Page 24 Charles Starrick 1898

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Volume 14 Winter 2011 #4

Page 1   Abstracted Williamson County Deeds

Page 6   1890 News

Page 7   American Prisoner of War Returns – Leroy Price 1919

Page 9   Dr. Thomas Roberts

Page 10 Black Day in Johnston City. Hanging of Joe Speranza

Page 14 Stillbirths 1915 – 1920

Page 17 Civil War timeline

Page 21 Perry Cemetery

Page 22 Dr. J.W. Clayton

Page 24 Henry Howerton’s Will 1863


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Volume 15 Spring 2012 #1

Page 3   100 years ago 1912

Page 9   Commissioner’s Records 1858 – 1895

Page 11 Civil War timeline

Page 15 Dad and the storm cellar – Helen Lind

Page 17 Abstracted Williamson County Deeds

Page 22 Stillbirths 1919 – 1920

Page 25 New records available

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Volume 15 Summer 2012 #2

Page 1   Died in service – The Great War

Page 2   Commissioner’s Records 1908 – 1910

Page 3   100 years ago 1912

Page 9   Civil War timeline

Page 12 Stillbirths 1920 – 1921

Page 16 Fatal Mining accidents 1897 – 1904

Page 19 Marion High School Alumnus 1888 – 1915

Page 22 Destructive Fire in Marion 1875 – Court House burns

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Volume 15 Fall 2012 #3

Page 1   100 years ago 1912

Page 7   English House Sparrows

Page 9   Dr. James Hayton 80th Birthday Party

Page 10 Stillbirths 1921 – 1922

Page 15 Civil War timeline

Page 18 Obit Serena Jackson Carter 1932

Page 20 Land description

Page 21 Home remedies

Page 23 Obit Adam Lyerla

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Volume 15 Winter 2012 #4

Page 1   Oak School record

Page 2   100 years ago 1912

Page 8   Stillbirths 1922 – 1923

Page 13 They went thataway – Sylvester Spiller

Page 15 Perry Cemetery on Clark Trail, Herrin

Page 16 Ora Thomas Funeral

Page 17 Civil War timeline

Page 20 Winifred Harris Perry 100 year old Birthday Party

Page 22 Query

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Volume 16 Spring 2013 #1

Page 1   Newspaper events June to Dec 1926 Marion Daily Republican

Page 5   Overseers of poor in 1851

Page 6   Johnston City dedicated her new Masonic home

Page 7   Civil War timeline, Edmund Newsom Journal of Civil War

Page 8   Civil War Letter of John Palmer Reese to wife Tissa

Page 8   Civil War Drummer Boys

Page 11 Obit Jean Louise Jones – WCHS Volunteer

Page 12 100 years ago 1913

Page 16 John Ellis – Man of the Revolution – Man of Color

Page 17 McBride Cemetery

Page 18 Stillbirths in Williamson County, IL

Page 23 Irate Itinerant Woman Gun Plays Husband – Mrs. J.C. Cavanaugh

Page 24 Two Prisoner in escape from Williamson Jail

Page 24 Dry law prisoner cuts wrist, hangs self in cell – Frank Robertson

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Volume 16 Summer 2013 #2

Page 1   Johnston City’s 34th Birthday

Page 2   Evan Lee Swain, Centenarian

Page 4   Civil War timeline

Page 5   Civil War letters John Palmer Reese

Page 6   Civil War letters Edmund Newsome

Page 7   100 years ago 1913

Page 11 The man from Dewmaine – Andrew Wilton Springs

Page 14 Picture of unknown men – Do You Know US? Annie Koon’s Art Studio

Page 15 Egyptian Hustlers – Salesmen organization

Page 17 Mrs. Glenn Young runs Red Lantern

Page 18 Krieger Cemetery

Page 21 James Wesley McKinney

Page 23 In Praise of Fathers

Page 24 Old Settlers Meeting – 1880 

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Volume 16 Fall 2013 #3

Page 1   James H. McKinney

Page 6   Honor Roll at Johnston City, 1930

Page 7   Civil War timeline

Page 10 100 years ago 1913

Page 15 First Baptist Church

Page 16 Surviving Veteran of Logan’s Regiment – John H. Hutchison

Page 18 Clark Memorial dedicated at Herrin Tuesday

Page 19 George W. Roberts

Page 22 Dollins GAR Post #562, Lake Creek, IL

Page 25 Some home remedies 

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Volume 16 Winter 2013 #4

Page 1   Old Cemetery is restored – Crain Cemetery

Page 2   Visitor to Marion – Rev. Z.T. Walker

Page 3   Crain Cemetery

Page 4   Free straw hats to drop from airplane 1927

Page 5   100 years ago 1913

Page 6   Civil War timeline

Page 14 Rush work of moving graves from five cemeteries in Crab Orchard Lake

Page 15 When hewn logs were sidewalks

Page 16 Some early criminal records

Page 18 St Mary’s Church entered by thief, Herrin News 1935

Page 19 Gideon Alexander Family

Page 20 Some home remedies

Page 21 WCHS Book List

Page 25 WCHS Membership Renewal Form 2014

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Volume 17 Spring 2014 #1

Page 1    One Hundred Years Ago, news clippings from 1914

Page 7    Civil War Timeline

Page 10   Elijah Nicholson SPILLER

Page 11   Two Prisoners in Escape from Williamson Jail

Page 12   William Pinckney THROGMORTON

Page 15   Builder of First Herrin House Dies (Henry WILSON)

Page 16   Hurricane School

Page 17   Five Days in Solitary

Page 18   First Day of School or How I Learned a Valuable Lesson

Page 19   1876 Business Directory, Marion, Williamson County, Illinois

Page 20   List of Property Sold of Estate of John BRADLEY

Page 21   A Meaningful Letter

Page 22   Member Dues are Due

Page 23   Early Business Venture in Herrin

Page 25   Found in County Commissioners’ Records

                 New Hours, New Website

Page 26   Index of Volume

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Volume 17 Summer 2014 #2

Page  1 WCIHS website changes

Page  2 Man who voted for Douglas died here, ref. BILL CRENSHAW

Page  3 100 years ago, 1914 newspaper items

Page  9 BRICE HOLLAND, 1844-1922, Union Sailor & Confederate Soldier

Page 15 Civil War timeline, 1864

Page 18 SAMUEL CANNEDY Cemetery

Page 19 Burma Shave signs

Page 20 MANHEIM CANTOR

Page 24 JEFFERSON SCHOOL class photo 1923-24, Marion, Illinois

Page 25 Williamson County Postmasters  in 1895

Page 25 Delinquent Personal Property Tax in 1895, where they moved to

page 26 Quarterly Index

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Volume 17 Fall 2014 #3

Page 1   Diary of BRICE HOLLAND (Part 1 of 2)

Page 8   One Hundred Years Ago (1914)

Page 13 Civil War Timeline

Page 17 The Gift of an Antique Quilt

Page 18 Some Early Criminal Records

Page 22 MCALPIN Cemetery

Page 26 Index

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Volume 17 Winter 2014 #4

Page 1      Year in Review

Page 3      Diary of BRICE HOLLAND (Part 2 of 2)

Page 9      TOWNSEL W. DAVIS

Page 13    One Hundred Years Ago

Page 20    Civil War Timeline

Page 25     The Winter of Black Eyed Peas

Page 26      Index

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Volume 18 Spring  2015 #1

Page 1      From Your Editor

Page 2      What’s New

Page 4      Prisoners Tell of Flogging

Page  7     One Hundred Years Ago

Page 12    Civil War Timeline

Page 17     Marion Store Founded on a Signature

Page 19     Some Early Commissioner Records

Page 22     Dr. Samuel Minton Mitchell

Page 25     Index

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Volume 18 Summer  2015 #2

Page 1      Johnston City “Magic City” of Egpyt in 1897

Page 3      Civil War Timeline

Page 9      Finding a Family Bible

Page 12    One Hundred Years Ago

Page 17     Baiar Cemetery

Page 22     Pulley’s Mill

Page 24     What’s New

Page 25     Some County Commissioner Records

Page 26     Index

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Volume 18 Fall  2015 #3

Page 1      What’s New

Page 3      Edwin H. Schrieber

Page 5      Some County Commissioners Records

Page 6      97 Year Old Home Being Reconstructed

Page 8      One Hundred Years Ago

Page 14    They Went Thataway

Page 15    Article From National G.A.R. Newsletter Circa 1914

Page 16    Murder Most Foul

Page 21    Widow’s Pension

Page 23    That Was Then-1942

Page 25    Sam Tanner Cemetery

Page 26    Index

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Volume 18 Winter 2015 #4

Page 1      What’s New

Page 2      Grand Army of the Republic No. 237, Carterville, Illinois

Page 7      Former Army Nurses Remember Overseas Duty in World War II

Page 9      County Farm Condemned By State Visitor

Page 9      Joint Snakes

Page 10   One Hundred Years Ago

Page 15   100th Anniversary of The Ed STOTLAR House

Page 18   Your Affectionate and Dutiful Child until Death

Page 24   Please Excuse Her Failure

Page 26   Index

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Volume 19 Spring 2016 #1

Page 1      What’s New

Page 2      Grand Army of The Republic No. 237, Carterville, Illinois

Page 7      Old Coal Bank Cemetery

Page 8      Lines to Granny

Page 9      One Hundred Years Ago

Page 13    McCown Letters

Page 20    Former Sheriffs to be Honored

Page 21    Old Time Sayings

Page 22    Thorn Place, Marion, Illinois

Page 24    Guardian Docket

Page 26    Index

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Volume 19 Summer 2016 #2

Page 1      What’s New

Page 2      One Hundred Years Ago

Page 7      Recent Donations

Page 7      Welcome New Members

Page 9      Dr. Alonzo Smead VS Hezekiah Ferrell

Page 11    1848 Williamson County Delinquent Tax List

Page 12    Some Civil War Records

Page 15    Cycle of Seasons Packed the Orpheum

Page 16    Sarahville, an Inland Trading Point of “Little Egypt”

Page 20    The Many Trials of Martha Vinyard

Page 24    Queries

Page 25    Index

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Volume 19 Fall 2016 #3

Page 1      WCHS Membership Meeting

Page 2      One Hundred Years Ago

Page 7      Recent Donations

Page 7      Welcome New Members

Page 9      History of the 128th Regiment

Page 14    Orphan’s and Children’s Home, Creal Springs, Illinois

Page 18    Reflections, Past, Present and Future

Page 19    Some Williamson County Commissioners Records

Page 20    Pupils at Mann School 1938

Page 21    Queries

Page 22    They Went Thataway

Page 27    Index

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Volume 19 Winter 2016 #4

Page 1      What’s New

Page 2      One Hundred Years Ago

Page 8      Body Of Soldier Arrives From England

Page 9      An Odd Character From Marion, Illinois

Page 11   Some Commissioner’s Records

Page 12   AIKMAN Cemetery

Page 14   Murder In Williamson County, Illinois

Page 17    1928 Kroger Sale Bill

Page 18    Jail Notes

Page 19    Recent Donations, Volunteers And Visitors

Page 21    Home Remedies

Page 23    HALE’S Grocery, Spillertown, Illinois

Page 25    We Are Survivors

Page 26   Index 

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Volume 20 Spring 2017 #1

Page 1      What’s New

Page 2      Don’t Wait Till I’m Gone

Page 3      The Ritual

Page 7      Jeremiah SIMMONS and Catherine PERRY Family

Page 13    Old Squat Church

Page 16    One Hundred Years Ago

Page 20    There’s No Pocket in a Shroud

Page 21    Recent Donations, Volunteers and Visitors

Page 23    From Your Editor

Page 24    Cross Roads Cemetery

Page 26    A Gang of Rebels in Egypt

Page 27    Index

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Volume 20 Summer 2017 #2

Page 1     What’s New

Page 1    Check Your Label

Page 2    The Old James Simmons Cemetery – Hiding In Plain Sight

Page 8    Recent donations

Page 9   Welcome New Members

Page 10  One Hundred Years Ago

Page 16  Williamson County Women & The Liberty Loan

Page 19  Bickers Cemetery

Page 20  66 Rural Schools in Williamson County

Page 21  That Was Then; This Is Now

Page 21  Home Remedies

Page 23  World War 1 Barracks 376 (Marion)

Page 25  Some Commissioner’s Records

Page 26  Index

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Volume 20 Fall 2017 #3

Page 1    What’s New

Page 2    James Simmons And Phoebe Grimes Family

Page 9    One Hundred Years Ago

Page 14  1907 Johnston City Business Directory

Page 17   Recent Donations & Welcome New Members

Page 18   Awards Given To 4-H Champions

Page 20  The Ozark Village

Page 23  Some Colp Ordinances In 1914

Page 25  Elms Cemetery

Page 25  New Book – San Carlo Cemetery, Herrin, Illinois

Page 26  Index

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