Thursday, November 19, 2015

Children Sent to Illinois Children's Home and Aid Society 1924

22 Children from Lawrence County sent to the Illinois Children’s Home and Aid Society as recorded in a letter from the Superintendent on June 24, 1924. ( No other information available..the letter was published in a newspaper in response from a minister seeking donations) This may be helpful to genealogists. 
Dora Bogard
Lyle Hodges
Thelma Hodges
Lindal Howell
Harold Shoemaker
Olive Shoemaker
James Pugh
Ada Goff
Arthur Goff
Lewisa Goff
Olga Nottingham
Vina Buchanan
Claude Waggoner
Ralph Waggoner
Charles Hamilton
Flossie Hamilton
Goldie Hamilton
Liman Russel Bennett
John Theo. Sullivan
Blanch Bivins
William Bivins
Loren Levi Sullivan

Some of these children were kept in boarding homes until such time as parents or friends could provide for them. Medical care was also provided, according to the letter.  

Ladies:  Don't Forget the Last Lunch and Learn program of the 2015 Series on Wednesday, December 2 at 11:30 in the basement of the Lawrence County Library. Reservations can be made at The Finishing Touch in Lawrenceville, Jane's Beauty Salon in Bridgeport, or by sending a $15 check to PO Box 425, Lawrenceville, Il.  The program will feature the music of Irving Berlin by Rose Robeson and Sue Gerhart.  A delicious meal will be served after the program.   Time is running out to make the reservations!

Historical Society  ---November Program 


            Noted adventurer and travel writer Allen Johnson will be the featured speaker at the meeting of the Lawrence County Historical Society on Monday, November 23, 7:00 p.m. at the museum in Lawrenceville. 
            Johnson, a native of Lawrenceville, will present a program on the history of Lawrenceville High School, his alma mater, from its beginnings at Old Central on 12th Street, to its current new campus on James Street.
            Johnson is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Ohio State University, and served as a communications engineer with the U.S. Air Force.  Over the past 50 years, he has flown over 6,000,000 miles, visited 54 countries, and, among his exploits, chased polar bears across the Canadian Artic and jogged the Great Wall of China.  Johnson is the author of 23 travel and adventure books.

            Admission is free and the public is invited.