From the Quincy Whig, August 4, 1847

Shortness of Time

The moments fly, a minute’s gone! 
The minutes fly, an hour is run! 
The day is fled, the night is here! 
Thus dies a week, a month, a year! 

A year, alas! How soon it’s past, 
Who knows but this may be my last! 
A few short years, how soon they’re fled, 
And we are numbered with the dead.

Some body must look out or they will have our city house-keepers in their hair. We are informed that some scamp or scamps are engaged in the small business of milking the cows of our citizens that find pasture in the prairies north of our city. Such fellows ought to have a taste of the cowhide as well as the milk.

DIED – In Payson on the 30th of July, Leonard Marion, son of David and Hannah Whray, aged 9 months and 23 days.

From the Quincy Whig, August 18, 1847

MARRIED – In this county, August 8th, by Esq. Gilmer, Mr. T. S. Chase to Miss Elizabeth Ogle.

In this city on Sunday, August 15th, by Rev. J. J. Marks, Mr. Spencer M. Carter and Miss Sarah Bell Hosman.

From the Quincy Whig, August 25, 1847

DIED – In this county, on Thursday last, Thaddeus Pond, aged 77 years, an old and respectable citizen of the county.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, August 1, 1872

Tuesday’s Accident – The gentleman injured on Tuesday afternoon by being thrown out of his buggy, as mentioned in yesterday’s Herald, was Henry Meyer. While driving near the freight depot, his horse took fright at an engine and ran away.  Mr. Meyer was pitched out, his head striking against the wheel, which cut an ugly gash several inches in length. He was conveyed to the office of the Drs. Zimmerman, where his wound was dressed.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, August 4, 1872

Drowned In A Water Tank – The body of Barney Miles, who for many years has resided at Camp Point, was found in the T. W. & W. water tank, at that place, about 8 o’clock last night. We are informed that in the afternoon two young men requested Miles, who is in charge of the tank, to open the door in the evening so that they could go up there and take a bath. He promised to accommodate them and between seven and eight o’clock they proceeded to the tank, found the door open and went in. Upon climbing the ladder they saw the clothes Miles had on when they saw him last and supposed that he was in the water bathing himself. They made an examination, but saw nothing of him. Fearing that he was drowned they secured a pole and found his remains at the bottom of the tank. The body was taken out and the authorities notified. It is believed that deceased went in the water, which was about seven feet deep, to bathe and was taken with cramps. The deceased was a faithful employee of the company and had been in charge of the tank from the time the railroad was built in Camp Point.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, August 7, 1872

Wanted To Be Free – Sophia Charlotte Busch, a deserted wife, yesterday filed a petition in the Circuit Court praying to be divorced from John George Busch, to who she was married December 13, 1866. The petition informs the court that she lived with John George, always conducting herself properly, until July 1st, 1868, when he, without any good cause, deserted her and never came back.  Arntzen and Richardson are her solicitors.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, August 15, 1872

To Mrs. George C. Van Doorn, Mrs. William Steinwedell, Mrs. Edward Hope, Mrs. Otis B. Barton, Misses Lucy and Libby Barker, Maggie Boyd, Anna G. Van Doorn, Mary and Jennie Fisk and ladies on 8th street, Prof. Kuehn and band return their sincere thanks to the above ladies for the very beautiful bouquet presented Tuesday evening and assure the fair donors that they will ever hold them in grateful remembrance.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, August 16, 1872

Death Of An Old Citizen – Mr. Nicholas Herleman, an old and respected German resident of this city, died yesterday morning. His funeral will be attended from his late residence on State near Sixteenth street, this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, August 23, 1872

Wanted – A girl that understands cooking and general house work, one that can come well  recommended. Good wages will be given. Apply at 317 Kentucky street, between Third and Fourth.

From the Quincy Daily Journal, Aug. 2, 1897

Six Deaths Reported Since Saturday – Arthur Young’s Wife Dies At Jacksonville

A telegram was received to-day announcing the death of Mrs. Arthur Young, who was taken to Jacksonville Friday by order of the county court.

Mrs. Schell, aged 75 years, died this morning about 11 o’clock at 503 North Fifth street.

Jasper Brown, 7 years of age, died this morning at 8 o’clock at Blessing Hospital. The remains will be taken to Loraine for interment. The family lives at 221 State.

Annie Hessing, the 6-month old daughter of Henry Hessing, of 2321 Lind, passed away to-day of summer complaint.

An old lady by the name of Gehring died to-day shortly before noon. Particulars will be given later.

Mrs. August Bucklo, aged 36, died at her home at 625 State street, at 5 o’clock yesterday morning of cancer of the stomach. She leaves a husband who is a railroad switchman.

Death’s Record For Another Day

August Gabbert, aged 70 years and 10 months, died at 2:30 this morning at Blessing Hospital of old age. The deceased lived at Second and Spruce before being taken to the hospital a short time ago.

Catherine Deighner died at the county farm Sunday evening about 7 o’clock of old age. She was born in Hohenzollern, Germany, November 12, 1818, and had been a resident of this county forty-five years. She was taken to the farm about two weeks ago. A son in Indianapolis, a daughter in Jacksonville, a son and daughter in Quincy survive her.

The remains of Mrs. Hannah E. Young, wife of Arthur Young, arrived from Jacksonville this morning at 10:45. The deceased was 31 years old and leaves, besides her husband, three children, the oldest 10 years, the youngest 10 months.

Notice was recorded of the death of a little child of Mrs. Schaeffer of 229 Broadway.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, Aug. 3, 1897


The Remains of the Late Mrs. Kelly Laid to Rest – The Funeral Largely Attended – Services By Father Brennen – Many Beautiful Floral Tributes 

The funeral of the late Mrs. J. W. Kelly took place yesterday morning at 9 o’clock from the late residence of the deceased, No. 2037 Cherry street, and St. Rose of Lima Church.

Solemn high mass was celebrated by Father Brennan, pastor of the church, of which church Mrs. Kelly was a devout member. The services included a beautiful solo sung by Miss Margaret O’Neil.

The pallbearers were Mr. George Brophy, Mr. J. J. Grant, Mr. James Shannahan, Mr. John Kiley and Mr. Edward Ryan.

The interment was in St. Peter’s Catholic cemetery. Rev. Father Brennan conducted the burial rites.

The very large attendance at the funeral attended the respect and esteem in which Mrs. Kelly was held.

The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.  The most touching token was a pillow of flowers bearing the word “Mother.”

Among the relatives present from outside the city were Mr. and Mrs. James E. Silk, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Silk, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Martin and Mrs. Matilda Fisher, all of Chicago; Mrs. Sophia Wakefield and son of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mrs. L. T. Dyer, jr., of St. Joe, Missouri.

Mrs. Kelly, who had been twice married, was the mother of Messrs. Silk and Mrs. Martin and a sister of Mesdames Fisher and Wakefield.

The funeral arrangements were in charge of Undertaker John Duker.

The relatives of Mrs. Kelly desire to extend their heartfelt thanks to all the friends and neighbors who so faithfully attended Mrs. Kelly in her last hours.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, August, 24, 1897

Married At Palmyra

It is reported here that Elmer Reed, son of F. O. Reed of this city, was married yesterday at Belleville, Illinois, to Miss Linwood Valiant of Palmyra.