MARCH 30, 1910, MARSHALL HERALD
Some of the wheat looks bad and needs rain.
A number have planted potatoes and made garden.
Some of the young people enjoyed an egg roast Saturday night.
Murphy and Claypool and Hornbrook Brothers have started their
A little son of George Hutchings and wife has been suffering with
John Ross has 115 acres of oats sown; some others have 40 to 65
Mat Snyder was sick the latter part of last week, but is now able to
be out again.
Dave Montgomery and family went to Rabbit Ridge Sunday to visit
Bruce Brainard and wife.
Ed Beabout, wife and daughter, Daisy, of near Homer, were here
Sunday to visit her brother, John Heimer and family.
Quite a large acreage of Oats is being sown. A few are
already done sowing and most all will finish this week is the
weather remains favorable.
AUNT JUDA COONS, WHO BROKE HER HIP ABOUT FOUR WEEKS AGO, HAD A
PARTIAL STROKE OF PARALYSIS LAST SATURDAY AND IS VERY BAD,
WITH BUT LITTLE HOPE OF RECOVERY.
Mrs. Dora Clapp, who has been in very poor health for some months,
was again taken to the hospital in Terre Haute last week and
under-went another operation. She was reported Sunday
evening to be getting along as well as could be expected.
APRIL 6, 1910, MARSHALL HERALD
Nearly all finished sowing oats in March.
A few were plowing for corn last week.
Some of the first sown oats are coming up nicely.
We had a nice rain Sunday which the grass and wheat needed.
Some good corn was hauled last week that was bought for 53 cents per
Our assessor, John Ross, has received his books and began assessment
Mat Snyder and Scott Flenner sold their hogs last week at eleven
dollars per hundred.
Those who have stock hogs to sell can name the price about as long
as the breath can be held.
Peach blossoms are rather scarce. Charles Goekler’s
trees have more bloom than any we have seen.
Emanuel Clapp was called to Marshall the first of next week by the
sickness of his daughter, Mrs. Maude Peck.
It is rather uncommon for the weather to be above summer heat in
March as it was a part of last week.
The roads that were dragged some time ago are still nice and smooth;
those that were not are rough and bumpy.
AUNT JUDA COONS IS NO BETTER. IN ADDITION TO HER OTHER
AFFLICTIONS SHE SUFFERED WITH HEMORRHAGE OF THE LUNGS SUNDAY NIGHT.
Mr. Harwood, of Janesville, Coles County, who now owns the Beals
farm, was here last Thursday looking over his property.
Pink Clapp and his little son, Kenneth, accompanied by his sister,
Mrs. Isabel Perry, went to Terre Haute Saturday to see his wife, who
is in the hospital there taking treatments for an affliction of the
GEORGE COONS, of Washington, Indiana, who was here about four weeks
assisting in waiting on his mother whose hip was broken, left last
week for Missouri where he is superintendent of a dredge boat crew
that has some contract work to do in the North part of the state.
APRIL 13, 1910, MARSHALL HERALD
The apple trees are now giving promise of a better yield.
Polk Daughhette and Mike Snyder each planted five acres of corn last
The Soughers orchard of twenty acres is being trimmed and put in
Joe Fitzjarrold and Miss Etta Hutchings were married Wednesday
last. We, with their many friends, wish them a happy and
prosperous journey through life.
JOHN M. COONS, wife and son, Clifford of Yale and George Coons of
Washington, Indiana, John and William Miller, Mr. Gadbury, Mr.
Douney and wife, Mrs. Frank O’Day and son and Mrs. Malissa Dunzing
of Cumberland County, Rev. Coons of Mountaintown, Indiana, Hurley
Duzan and Mrs. Ed Duzan and son of Coles County and a number from
Marshall and Paris were here to attend the funeral of Aunt JUDA
AUNT JUDA COONS who it will be remembered fell in February, breaking
her hip, died April 8. The shock from the wound affected
her heart and afterward she was partially paralyzed and gradually
grew worse until death relieved her suffering. She was
90 years and 7 months old and was one of the pioneers, having come
here from Clark County, Indiana, with her husband, Jacob Coons, in
1846 and settled on the farm where she died, having lived there
continuously for 64 years. She was married to Jacob
Coons in 1838 who died in 1881. Four children are
living, John M. of Yale, George H. of Washington County, Indiana,
Mrs. Catherine Duzan of Marshall, and Mrs. Eliza Nicholson, who has
lived on the old homestead with her mother for some years, 27
grandchildren, 81 great grandchildren and 10 great, great
grandchildren. She also leaves three brothers and one
sister, John and William of Cumberland County, Solomon and Emanuel
Miller and Mrs. Sallie Hurst who resides here and a very wide circle
of relatives and friends. She was one of seven charter
members of the Methodist Society at Dolson Chapel, then known as
Green Moss when it was organized in 1848 and still remains a devout
and faithful member until called to her reward. The
funeral services were conducted Sunday at Dolson Chapel by her
pastor, Rev. J.B. Munson, assisted by her grandson, Rev. William
Coons of Mountaintown, Indiana, and the body was laid to rest beside
that of her husband in the cemetery nearby. The other
charter members of the Society the Sister Coons assisted to organize
were Emanuel Miller and wife, John B.Beadle and wife and William
Towns and wife, all of whom are now dead but Emanuel Miller who is
in his 93rd year.