Monday, November 7, 2016

Babies at the Courthouse

From the Robinson Constitution

SEPTEMBER 13, 1899
LAWRENCEVILLE NEWS: On last Wednesday evening about 8 o'clock, N.M. Tohill and Miss Inez Hill were married at the Christian church, Elder W.R. Corter performing the ceremony which made them husband and wife. Quite a number were present to witness the ceremony. They together with a few invited guests went to the home of R.L. Irwin where a delicious supper was awaiting them. After partaking of it the happy couple went to their home on Church street. The groom is our genial and clever state's attorney and the bride is one of Lawrenceville's most pleasant and sociable ladies.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1899
Mrs. Mattie Umfleet, of Bridgeport, is visiting in Flat Rock.
J.R. Tedford organized a M.A. Lodge at Russellville Friday night. It was named the Tedford Lodge.

OCTOBER 4, 1889
GM. Crozier and Mrs. Johnson, of Lawrence County, were married a few days ago.(Ed. Note: The Illinois Marriage Index reports that G M Crozier married Mary J Downs Sept 26, 1899 in Lawrence County.)

OCTOBER 11, 1899
MARRIAGE PERMITS: Chas Divaul Hall age 21-Birds & Minnie A. Cannon age 26-Montgomery Twp.
John H. Johnson age 29-Birds & Lillie F. Vincel age 26- Honey Creek
(The Illinois Marriage Index reports that Charles D Hall married Ella B Guess on November 28, 1878 in Lawrence county.  John  Johnson married Lillie Vinsel Oct 8, 1899 in Crawford County.)  

Russellville Lodge, No. 348, A.F.& A.M., of Flat Rock, raised our young friend, John O. Weger, to the degree of Master Mason Saturday night. Hon Chas H. Martin of Bridgeport, occupied the East. He is one of the brightest Masons in this portion of the state and delivers the lecture in a deliberate and impressive manner.

NOVEMBER 1, 1899
On account of ill health, Wm Stinger has sold his interest in the north side saloon to M.W. Curry of Lawrenceville and will return to Lawrenceville.

By EDITOR of the CONSTITUTION: I am at Mitchell, Ind. I left Robinson recently and arrived at Lawrenceville Junction at 1:45. Finding that I could not go east until 12:50 at night I went up in town and visited the great Baby Show and Baby Entertainment. The babies that took the prizes were Mrs. Pinkstaff's first prize, Mrs. Thompson's second and Mrs. Carrolton's of St. Francisville 3rd prize. There were at least 135 babies that competed for prizes, and after the baby show was over the baby entertainment commenced! It was a grand sight to see those little children march up the steps of the court house in a column of fours. As soon as the little children reached the court room sweet music broke out from their sweet little lips, peal after peal until the listeners were dumbfounded with their sweet voices.Some of those that were present to speak were Miss Adams, Miss McGovern and others too numerous to mention.     by JOHN F. KENT

Ed Ryan of Lawrenceville was here last week talking insurance.