Carrollton Patriot Newspaper

Events in 1902

1. Dr. A D Penny moved to East St Louis.
1. James Lavery made New Year gift of $32,000? to his four sons.
7. Public installation of M W A 476.
9. Annual Masonic banquet
13. Union revival meeting began.
13. Moore Bloomer entertainment
13. H Weingand bought Beatty gallery.
13. Smallpox quarantine at White Hall raised
15. Central Union telephone exchange discontinued.
17. Mrs Sarah Gallup's residence five miles southeast, burned; total loss.
17. Mrs Mattie Clark's residence at Eldred burned.
22. Weber concert in library course.
23. M P L public installation
24. Art League's fifth annual meeting
24. Slight earthquate shock felt here.
25. County checkers tournament held here.
31. First annual meeting of county school officers held here.
31. Postoffice at Felter discontinued.
1. County teachers' meeting held here.
1. Geo W Davis retires from Carrollton Bank; connected with it 19 years.
4. Mrs Howard Burns started on trip to Europe and Holy Land
7. Two days doll show by Episcopal ladies.
8. Annual reunion of McPheron family
13. Library board adopts plan.
15. Jesse S Cottrell gave fourth number in library course.
17. Al Swank shot and seriously wounded Alvin Black at Walkerville.
19. Local threshermen organize a combine.
21. Linder farmers held second quarterly institute.
23. The "Stone Jug" at Eldred burned; built for schoolhouse about 1837.
24. Circuit court opened, Judge Thompson presiding.
28. THE PATRIOT High School story contest.
3. Walter Postlewait injured by locomotive explosion in California.
8. County teachers' meeting, White Hall.
12. Odd Fellows lodge initiates Thos. Scruby on 21st birthday; youngest member in state.
25. Col J G Camp's lecture, last in library course.
28. Hon A J Hopkins spoke at court house
29. Democratic county primary
31. Democratic county convention.
1. Town elections.
1. E A Eldred becomes partner of W H Sieverling in implement business.
2. Rev W Bryson Smith called as pastor of Presbyterian church.
11. Conlee lodge, A__U W, instituted. (illegible)
12. County teachers meeting at Roodhouse.
12. Twelve Carrollton men become Elks at Alton
14. County W C T U convention opened at Roodhouse.
15. City elections.
15. F A Whiteside sells ranch of 3040 acres to George, Kilburn & Roberts for $45,000.
18. Local High School contest.
19. Members school board re-elected.
19. Current Topic club's ninth annual banquet, President David Felmley of State Normal University guest of honor.
22. New county board organized with Geo Wright chairman.
26. Republican county primaries.
28. Republican county convention, Greenfield.
29. Contract for library building let to Moore & Reed, 1931?.
30. Daum postoffice discontinued.
1. Fully two-thirds of corn planting done.
2. Roodhouse high school commencement--ten graduates.
2. Novelty concert for benefit of library.
2. Kane school commencement, six graduates.
5. Republican senatorial convention at Carlinville.
6. Democratic senatorial convention at Carlinville.
7. Greenfield high school commencement, 13 graduates.
10. County H S contest at Roodhouse; Greenfield wins banner.
11. Clarence Hanks killed by cars near Pegram.
15. West End Circle's closing picnic.
17. Mrs Howard Burns returns from Palestine.
18. First communion at St John's church for 30 children.
25. H E Bell bought White Hall Register.
30. Twenty-eighth commencement Carrolton High School; 13 graduates.
30. Memorial day observance postponed to Sunday, account of rain.
30. Simpson & Linder bought Kane hardward store.
31. H S Alumni's fifteenth banquet.
2. County summer normal opened at Roodhouse, for one week.
2. Julius Schumann bought out Otis Sieverling at blacksmith shop.
2. W J Roberts and H A Orchard bought Galesburg Gazette.
11. B Y P U associational convention held here.
11. Israel Standifer killed by cars at Alton.
11. Barn at Wm Hyland's burned.
12. Wheat harvest began.
14. Twenty-four harvesting machines were seen at work in weat fields, in drive of twelve miles.
20. E S VanArsdale and Ed Roodhouse bought the A Pegram elevator.
21. Infant son of Dan Harkins and wife, near Eldred, run over by mower and both feet cut off, died a week later.
22. Rev Fr C A Snyder, assistant priest at St John's church, left for Pennsylvania.
22. Greene County Medical society organized at White Hall.
??-?? Great damage to crops by floods; rain fall in the city? is 8.78? inches
?? Robt Dickerson's barn, White Hall, struck by lightning and burned.
1. City ordinances revised and ordered granted?
1. Ceres postoffice discontinued.
4. Library social and band concert only celebration; receipts $108.
10. John Pointer run over and killed by threshing outfit; age 63
11. Wheat reported making 30 to 50 bushels per acre.
18. Electrical storm does much damage; 2.22 inches rainfall; small cyclone north part of county.
19. Frank Mack struck by a train and seriously injured.
25. THE PATRIOT office moved to Marmon building.
28. Geo Clough's residence damaged by fire.
2. Moses Hudson, deputy sheriff, shot and killed Marsh Sutton at Roodhouse, while attempting to arrest him.
4. Ninety Carrollton people on rail and river excursion to Quincy.
5. H C Kenney sells business to Bowie A Vertrees.
5. W G Waltrip celebrates 88th birthday.
7. County S S convention at Rockbridge.
7. W H Riley, Jackson county, murdered in bed; lived here 25 years ago.
14. John Ashford, Jr. struck by train near White Hall and injured.
20. H T Rainey nominated for congress at Jacksonville on 257th ballot
20. River valley farmers hold convention here to seek damages from Chicago drainage board for overflow.
21-22. Thirty-seventh Green county S S convention, Greenfield.
21. Sam Clothier killed by cars at Sapulpa Indian Ter.
31. Dr. A O Miller, Rockbridge, shot and killed his wife. took poison when arrested and died at door of county jail.
1. Judge Shirley opened circuit court.
1. City public school opened with 395 pupils.
5. First automobile passed through town.
7. M E church reopened after extensive improvements.
8. Mrs F V Gano seriously hurt in runaway.
9. County board fixes tax levy at $35,000.
12. County Medical society met here.
12. Racing matinee at fair grounds.
12. Republican congressional convention at Jacksonville.
16. White Hall street fair opened.
16. Linder farmers' institute.
21. F A Whiteside brought home automobile he had bought.
21. Geo Butler, Berdan, killed by cars at White Hall.
12. Union farewell service for Rev J E Artz, retiring pastor M E Church.
13. First killing frost
14. Greene County Fair opened.
14. Rev D T Black, new pastor M E Church, arrives from Waverly.
16. Total eclipse of moon.
28. C & A begins taking Carrollton spring water.
29. Wm Flatt's residence, near Eldred, burned.
30. Union Teachers' association held twelfth annual meeting here.
4. General election.
11. Second annual poultry show at Greenfield.
18. Greene County Fair election; D Simpson president.
23-30. Mission meeting, conducted by Passionist Fathers Mulconry and O'Connor, at St. John's church.
26. Wm T Gardiner succeeds Ira Close as postmaster at Kane.
27. Rev W Bryson Smith preached union Thanksgiving sermon.
30. Mrs Burch's residence at Kane burned.
1. Mrs Van Buntley of Patterson thrown under a tractor engine by frightened team, at West Roodhouse, and life crushed out.
4. Nellie Peck Saunders entertainment, first in library course.
7. Rev E D Irvine resigns pastorate Episcopal church; goes to Wellsburgh, W Va.
11-12. County farmers' institute at Greenfield.
18. Public library moves into new building.
22. Ernst Albert Couturier, cornetist, in band entertainment.
24. Four local Sunday schools entertain Santa Claus.
25. T K Williams' family reunion, four generations.

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