Notes from the White County Historical Society

By Charlene Shields

Notes from the White County Historical Society as they appear in "The Carmi Times."

Copyright ©2001 by "The Carmi Times" Permission to reprint granted to Cindy Birk Conley and the ILGenWeb by Barry Cleveland, editor, "The Carmi Times."

Highlights of September '14

Cousin Scott Cleveland of Akron, Ohio visited his sis, Ernestine Brown,
last week. That started me to thinking, and I've discovered there has
been a Scott Cleveland in our family for more than 200 years. This Scott
Cleveland may be the last one. However, I haven't kept up with the
younger descendants of the clan. Are there other Scott Clevelands out
there who belong to our family?


From the Scrapbook of Clara Mae Hillyard comes a recap of 1914 by
months. In September, we find the following:

Thirty-sixth annual White County Fair dance at the Innovation. George
W. Crabtree motors from Arkansas to attend the fair. Wedding of Martin
Winter and Miss Carrie Freiberger. Barn of Mrs. Barbara Burkhardt burned
near Trumbull. Maxwell Chapman kicked by mule. Wedding of Rev. Daniel
B. Raulins and Miss Ida Emma Hammack. Thomas W. Long and Miss Minnie L.
Hooker of Burnt Prairie wed at MacTaff Show.

Pickpockets busy at the fair. Cornelius Blake and Miss Janie Brockett of
Norris City married. Howard Newman and Miss Nellie Land married.
Orville Blagg commits suicide. Public schools open. A large number of
young ladies and young men leave to attend college. Glenard Hurley has
arm broken from auto kick. Cecil C. Holt and Miss Evelyn Redman wed. Al
G. Barnes Wild Animal Show exhibits at Carmi.

Old People's Day and memorial services at Methodist Church in Carmi.
Death of Mrs. John Erkman. Birthday surprise for Mrs. Eliza Stokes on
her 80th birthday. Death of Earl McHenry at Mt. Vernon, Ind. September
primary elections. Lyle H. Boyd elected chairman of Democratic County
Committee. Arthur Jones and Miss Lillian Compton married in Evansville.
Death of Mrs. Louise Margaret Sefried in Peoria. Lightening (sic) kills
double team of Ralph Hill near Phillipstown. Arthur W. Charles
re-elected chairman of Democratic State Committee.

Fred White operator at Maunie cut by Marshall Smith. Marriage of Mary
Emily White and John H. Winzenburger of Burnt Prairie in Evansville.
Death of J.J. Dunn of Enfield Township.


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