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Chronological Record of the Happenings In Clark County, IL In 1882

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Chronological Record of the Happenings In Clark County, IL In 1882

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A Chronological Record of the Evens Happening in Clark County in 1882.


7. Precilla, wife of John B. King, died. Odd Fellows supper and public installation of officers at M. E. church.

11 William B. Archer, Post No. 119, GAR, was instituted

13 Henry M. Clark, killed in an accident on the Wabash railroad, at Duncanville

16 Martha, wife o john Hurst, died in Auburn township

23 Tommie, son of Elisha and Sarah Claypool, died in Dolson

25 L. B. Anderson and wife celebrated their tin wedding, at Darwin.


1 Elza Neal, an old citizen, died aged 73 years

3. Con. O'Brien, a section hand on the Wabash railroad, died from injuries received a few days before, while loading ties. Jane Pittinger, of Auburn township, elopes with a man named Eldridge, leaving her children behind.

5 A fire was discovered in the clothing house of Cahn and Shrier, which was discovered in time to prevent a serious conflagration

7 A conflagration destroyed a large portion of Casey, nine business houses and two dwelling houses being burned

9 L. C. Wilson, of Martinsville, died, after three days illness, aged 52 years.

19. House owned by Brad. Forsythe, and occupied by Chas. Keller, north of Marshall, bur4ned.


6 Council agreed (by being petitioned) to allow the people to vote upon the question of license, in April. Circuit Court commenced its spring term, with Judge Wilkin on the bench.

10 The case of Mrs. Sarah I. Clark, vs. the Wabash railroad company, for damages, in killing her husband, was compromised, at $2,500.

11 Grand jury adjourned, after finding seventeen indictments, among them Evan Moore, for arson.


1 At the election for two members of the Board of Education, C. A. Purdunn and Dr. S. Jumper where chosen

2 Jennie Williams, living with her mother, in the south part of town, committed suicide by poison

3 Burglars entered the residece of Hubert Benedict, Sr, and made a raid

5. Fallen Braden, of St. Louis, attempted suicide in the woods, northeast of town. Clayton Day was caught on the streets, after burglarizing the residence of Mrs. Nancy K. Steele. The remains of Jacob Reed, who died in Cincinnati, were brought here for interment.

18 At the city election today, the question of license, submitted to the people, carried by a vote 139 against 39.

30 Charlotte Whaley, died rather suddenly, at her home, age 76 years


6 A bad wreck on the Wabash road, at Hutson creek, by which fireman McClure, of Danville, was killed, and several were injured. Commencement exercises at the hall. Miss Lizzie Martin, was the only graduate this year. Residence of Jonas Spraker, in Orange township, burned. Everything burned and no insurance.

8. Thos. W. Cole appointed cashier of the Clark County Bank, and assumed his duties.

15. Democratic convention, held at Marshall, and delegates selected to the Representative and Congressional and State conventions.

17. Board of Education selected teachers for the coming year.

27. The Republican Central Committee met, and resolved to hold its convention August 21, and the conventions to select delegates be held the 19th, two days before.

28. Rev. Robert McIntyre delivered a memorial sermon, at the M. E. church, the GAR, attending in a body.

28 Charley Kline and Hugh Johnson were shot, at Walnut Prairie, by a man named Brown, who supposed they were committing burglary.

30 Decoration Day was observed here by the Grand Army.

30. The condition of crops at the time, in this county, is reported from the State Board as follows: Wheat 90 percent, oats 101.


1 Commencement exercises at Westfield College begins, and will last eight days.

6 Telephone connection completed between Terre Haute and Marshall.

10. Republican mass convention in which, some people were sober and some were not. Telephonic connection was opened up with Paris and Vermillion.

12. Riley Wealand, of Clarksville attempted suicide, but failed.

15. Committes are making arrangements for a big Fourth of July celebrations at Marshall and Martinsville.

22 The first game of base ball of the season was played here, between the Eclipse and Rockets.

26 Contract let for building the bridge over Mill creek, at a cost of $2,915.


1. Fred Walker, a nephew of the late Henry M. Clark, was drowned, while bathing at Carmi.

3 W. C. L. Beard, of Lexington, Kentucky, a horse buyer, was robbed of $325 at McKeevers, north of town.

4 Huge celebrations are being held at Marshall and Martinsville. Flem. R. Neal, James Gallagher and Mullen and Tinsman took out license for saloons. Caleb Starkey shot in the back, at a dance at the house of Jack Keith, by Frank Tingley. Base Ball between the Casey Reds and Marshall Eclipse, on the latter's grounds. Score, 20 to 19.

9 Miss Calla Crumrine, died, at the residence of Mrs. Sarah Lawrence, of typhoid malaria.

11 Rev. Wm. C. Blundell, an old resident, died at his daughter's, Mrs. Duncan, aged 82 years.

12 Paris Browns and Marshall Eclipse play base ball, with a score of 23 to 18 in favor of the visiting club. Alfred S. Hutchinson, formerly connected with the Illinoisan here, was found dead in his bed at the Hotel Emery Cincinnatti.

13 York Post GAR was organized after a picnic and celebration.

15. The stable of William Bradshaw, in the south part of town, burned together with all its contents. Olive Hogue, and old citizen living east of town, died, aged about 90 years.

19 Casey Reds and Marshall Eclipse play an interesting game of ball, at Casey. Score 12 to 8 in favor of the Eclipse.

24 The Republican county convention met and nominated Harrison Black, for county Clerk, Benson Martin for County Judge, Edward Shaw for Treasurer, Jacob N. Farr for Sheriff, John J. Arney for Superintendent of Schools, and Dr. Joseph Hall for Coroner.

25 Mrs. Amanda Hunt, aged 73, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George Duncan, of Martinsville.

26. Elizabeth Jones, of Orange township, died, aged 83 years.


5 Word was received of the death of the wife of Rev. A. M. Pilcher, formerly of this M. E. church circuit, at Rochelle, this State.

8. Mrs. J. W. Van Meter, a former resident of Martinsville, died at her home in Marietta, Ohio.

8. Mrs. Mary Redick, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Tennery, at Metcalf, aged 76 years.

10 Game of base ball between the Paris Reds and Marshall Eclipse, at Paris. Score 12 to 10 in favor of Marshall. Frank Rupert was arrested near Martinsville, while in the act of burglarizing the residence of James Kimlin.

17. Katie Moore, died at her home, west of town, of consumption, aged 25. Melissa, wife of Adam Hadix and daughter of Indiana Hall, died at Darwin, aged 39 years.

31. Mrs. Ed Jones died at the residence of husband, in the east part of town, aged about 30.

24 Gideon, son of Rev. J. Kaufman, of this place, a brakeman on the I an St. L. Railroad, was killed at Windsor

25. John Bristoe and wife celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Milo Janes occupied his beautiful new store room in Mrs. Whitlock's building.

30 Cornelius Jenkins, an old pioneer of Martinsville, died of old age and general debility, aged 76 years. Paris and Marshall did not play their game of base ball, but a delightful reception was given at the hall in the evening.


8 Grand jury report on the condition of the county jail condemning it, and recommending that improvements be made, so as to render prisoners confined in it comfortable.

9 Burglars broke into the post office and store of W A. Snyder at Westfield, took his safe out in the back yard, broke it open and stole $440 in money and several dollars in stamps.

10 Grand jury adjourned, after returning twenty-five indictments.

14. Charleston Clippers and Marshall Eclipse club play a game of base ball at Casey, Marshall wining by a score of 17 to 14

15. County Board fixed the salary of the incoming officers as follows: County Clerk, $1,500 salary, $1,000 clerk hire and $300 for fuel and stationery; Sheriff, $1,200 salary, $600 deputy and clerk hire and $50 for fuel and stationary; Treasurer, $1,200 salary, $300 for clerk hire, rent, fuel and stationery.

20 The boiler on steam shovel, on the Vandalia railroad exploded, injuring three men slightly

21 Charley Ewalt, a young married man, in the employ of Jacob White, of Terre Haute, disappeared, and it is feared he is dead. A miniature cyclone swept over the southern part of town, doing considerable damage to T. I. Orndorff's barn.

22 Methodist conference made its appointments, sending Rev. Robt McIntyre to Marshall, S. W. Potter to Casey, A. B. McElfresh to Martinsville.

23. Nin Craig, of Anderson township, committed suicide, at the Sherman House, by poison.

25. Marshall and Paris played their big game of base ball, in which the former got scooped by a score of 5 to 39. Lew Gerhardt of Terre Haute, was shot, in the saloon of Flem Neal, by the proprietor.

29 The wife of Hiram Huston nee Mattie English, died very suddenly at their home in Terre Haute.

29 Moonshine Prairie was visited by a severe storm of wind and rain, doing considerable damage.

31 Board of Supervisors order a new jail built at a cost of $10,000.


7 Wm Goeckler, living north of town, was discovered to have the smallpox

14 Ernest Kulman, who fell from a hay mow, some weeks ago, and broke his arm, died, from his injuries.

17. George Law, of near Westfield, was killed by a runaway team, the fall from the wagon breaking his neck.

25 James Plasters, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, died, aged 91 years

27 A team driven by John Griffith ran away and severely injured him.

29 The stable of John Kuykendall, just east of Dennison burned.


3 Selathial Casteel and Clint Bell had a fisticuff encounter on the streets, Bell getting the worst of the game.

7 The great county election took place in which Captain Black, the Republican nominee beat his opponent 445 votes.

10 Costanzo R. Steele, a man well known and respected all over the county, died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Dr. W. H. McNary, at Martinsville.

17. Telephonic connection was made with Indianapolis, Greencastle, Brazil, Sullivan, etc

19 Isaac Bean, age 98, a resident of Martinsville, died

28 Mrs. Winters, a widow lady, died near Martinsville.


3 Goodwin Lycan and wife celebrated their golden wedding

12 Congregational church fair began at Harlan's Hall.

13 News was received of the death of Os Arbuckle, at San Juan, Porto Rico. A child of Mrs. Fred Shaffer, living southeast of town, burned to death, by its clothes taking fire.

16 Mrs. Kate Hare, a young woman very highly respected, died at her mother's home.

23. Mr. Brock, of the Martinsville Mills, was seriously cut in the back, by Clark Higgins and J. Tingley.

Source: Clark County Herald, 9 January 1883, p. 1 and 4

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