This is a rather lengthy page and I'm sorry my experience with webpages is insufficient to provide you with a search tool.  There are obituaries, land transactions, wedding details and some repeat information from the Henry News Republican and other sources.  Better to have saved it too many places than too few!

I'm working on indexing the page, so this list is work in progress and not all inclusive of the surnames listed herein.  Scroll the page, don't depend on the list.  Yet.

Daniel Lindsey Anderson/  Elizabeth Anderson Haines/   GeorgeAnderson/  Lindsey Anderson/  Reuben Anderson /   Richard Anderson/   Richard John Anderson/  William Brewster/  Mary  Boyce/   Britton /   Matthew Carney/ Stephen Carney/   Cleaveland /   Dawson /    Downey  /   John Dwyer, Sr./ Margaret Dwyer Harney/  Catherine Foley Harney/    Daniel Harney /    Mrs. Edmund Harney /   John Harney/  Mae V. Harney Real/  Michael Harney/   Patrick Harney/   Thomas Harney /   William Harney/   Henkins  /   Mary Harney Malone/   Ellen McCarty/     Marnane/   McGrath /   John Real   /  Mark Real/  Micheal Real/  Thomas Real /   Shipp/   James Taliaferro/   Cyrus Taliaferro

Misc. Obituaries

Margaret Murnane


Margaret Murname was born in County Tipperary, Ireland April 1, 1834. When a girl of 16, the family came to America and two years afterward she was united in marriage with Michael Harney of LaSalle. Early in their married life they came to Henry and here and in this vicinity she lived for more than 60 years. Ten children were born to the marriage, of whom there is now living Isaac, Michael, Patrick, Fred and Catherine.  The husband and father died a number of years ago, since when the aged widowed mother was kept a home with her daughter Catherine and the sons Isaac and Fred. Isaac being for a long time and invalid requiring that care which a loving mother and self-sacrificing sister freely gave. From the infirmities of age the mother passed into the eternal life, Monday, March 8. Freed from the cares habiliments, perplexities and restraints of finite being, she joined husband and children where infinite love and mercy unmeasurably reigneth forever and aye. She was a faithful wife, a loving indulgent mother, a hospitable friend and neighbor. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church where the final services conducted by Rev. Fr. Brennan, were held at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, March 10. The casket bearers were old friends and neighbors, Frank Baer, John Hartley, Charles Balleweg, Lott Sullivan, J. E. Barry, John Williams.  Internment in the church cemetary in charge of A. B. Smith, Mortician.

Lindsey Anderson



Lindsey Anderson, son of Abraham and Pleasant Anderson, near Lone Tree born

April 19, 1859 died at 66 years, 6 days, one of ten children....two brothers Frank E and

John W.



Reuben E. Anderson born 4/15/1840 in West Virginia...emmigrated in 1856...enlisted

in 1861 for two years...settled in Iowa in 1874...leaves a sister and three brothers...

James R. Taliaferro


"The subject of this sketch is probably the oldest resident now living in the

township. He was born in Claremont County, OH, Oct. 10, 1810 and was a son of

Richard and Rebecca Riddle Taliaferro (#1380), both from Virginia. He lived in Ohio

until 18 years of age and then worked his way on a keel boat to New Orleans where he

lived three years. Returning North he settled in Peoria County where an elder brother

had preceded him and was the first to settle where Rome now is . In 1833 he married

Charlotte Cleaveland, a daughter of Resolve (#1176) and Betsey Cleaveland of Peoria

County and to them was born eight children, but two of whom survive-Mrs. Isabel

Worley of McLean county and Mrs. Alice J. White, at present living at the old home.

Mr. T. has been a leading citizen in his township and county and has a very extensive

acquaintance. He was well acquainted with the Reeves gang and chiefly instrumental in

bringing them to justice. When Cam Reeves and Alison were wanted by the authorities,


Mrs J. Riddle Taliaferro

From the Henry News Republican 2/16/188 exerpts only

...At Putnam of infirmities of age, wife of J. Riddle Taliaferro, 73 years, 1 month, 14

days. Her father Resolve Cleveland settled in Illinois in 1828 when she was 13. January

1833 at 18 years of age married Mr. taliaferro...eight children but only two daughters

survive...his farm on the site of a once Indian Village.

Adam B. Henkins

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"Mr. Henkins was born in Green County, PA in 1826, and was a son of Elijah and

Elizabeth Brown Henkins. He came to Illinois in 1852, with his family, consisting of

Rawley, Andrew P., Elijah, Christina, Catherine, Susan, Margaret, Elizabeth, Martha

Jane, Mary and Amanda. Adam and Elijah reside in this township and Rawley in

Missouri. Mr. H. owns about 500 acres of land in this township. He was married in 1860

to Sarah Jane Dawson, daughter of Mercer and Cassandra Dawson of Monongahela

County VA. They have six children-Jahu, Commodore F., Jacob S., Adam, Miles W.

and Susan L. All are at home or at school."

Cyrus and Rachael Taliaferro

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"The house in which Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Heininger live, was once owned by

Cyrus and Rachael Taliaferro, son of James R. Taliaferro. Their daughter, Dana was the

wife of Jackson Euard; however she died young.

Little Ruth Ann Britton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Britton of Putnam is one who can

trace her ancestors who have lived in Senachwine township back six generations. Her

grandmother who is Mrs. Clyde Britton was Ellen Mae Downey, daughter of Mr. and

Mrs. Elmer Downey. Mrs. Downey's parents were Abraham and Mary Ellen Wilson

Dawson, the latter a half sister of Captain William Bracken. They were also the parents

of Clarence O. (commonly known as Frank) and Joseph who were twins; Louis M., Walter

Hamilton (better known as 'Tube') Charles and Ada Bell who became the wife of Herbert

Durnell. Abraham Dawson who was the youngest son of Mercer and Cassander Henkins

Dawson was born in Green County Pennsylvania and came to Illinois with the other

members of his family when he was a child. His father, Mercer Dawson died in the east

and his mother Cassander came west with her children. She lived the last years of her

life in Senachwine Township."

1/24/1867 MARRIED at Senachwine on the 23rd, Cyrus Taliaferro to Miss Rachel

Anderson both of Senachwine

Thomas Real Sr

. ref# 135


Thomas Real Sr. born February 1, 1806 in Oola, County Limerick, Ireland

married Winnerfred McGrath of the same county. They had 11 children, three died in

Ireland, 8 immigrated with him in 1850 to New Orleans. Internment in St. Francis,


page 677 Winnifred McGrath-Thomas Real

Mr. Real was born in County Limerick,Ireland October 23, 1833 the son of Thomas and Winifred McGrath Real who immigrated January 1, 1850 via New Orleans and went directly to Granville, IL. They had eight children, 5 living; Michael in Bureau County, IL, John in Livinston County, IL, Thomas, Patrick in Filmore County, Neb, Philip in San Francisco, CA. James Joseph was killed in the Battle of Shilo under the Confederate flag while his brother Michael under the Stars and Stripes commanded a company of Union soldiers in the Irish Legion 90th I.R. in the same battle. Martin, another brother died at Philo, Champaign County, IL. In 1857, Thomas married Bridget Griffin, daughter of John and Elizabeth Prout who came from Tipperary, Ireland and located Marshall County, IL. His homestead 80 acres Sec 25 Granville and 80 acres Sec 34 since 1860. Served as tax collector. Adopted daughter Lizzie Griffin Real, age 7.

Thomas Real

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"Mr. Real was born in Limerick County, Ireland Oct. 23, 1833. Son of Thomas

and Winifred McGrath Real, who came to this country January 1, 1850; landed at New

Orleans and came directly to this county and township, where they still reside. To them

were born eight children, five of whom are now living, as follows: John, Michael,

Thomas Patrick and Philip. John resides in Livingston county, Michael in Bureau

county, Patrick in Filmore county, Neb., and Philip in San Francisco, Cal. James Joseph

was killed in the Battle of Shilo under the Confederate flag while his brother Michael,

under the stars and stripes, commanded a company of Union soldiers in the Irish Legion,

90th I.R. and led them in the same battle. Martin, another brother, died at Philo,

Champaign county, this state (IL). In 1857 Thomas married Bridget Griffin, daughter of

John and Elizabeth Prout Griffin who came from Tipperary, Ireland, in 1852, and located

in Marshall county this state. His homestead consists of 80 acres in sec. 25 in this

township, and he owns 80 acres in sec. 34. Has been living upon the farm since 1860.

Has served as collector of taxes. Has an adopted daughter, Lizzie Griffin Real(ref #138),

seven years of age."  Henry News Republican

(1/13/1881) Mrs. Real died last Sunday of old age. She was 84 years of age. She was

a mother in Issrael. Her husband Thomas Real died of old age about two months ago. In

life, they were together and in death they are not divided. January 6, of old age,

Winnifred, 78

Michael Real

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Elizabeth ref#141

"Michael Real and his wife Elizabeth came from Ireland. Their children were

James, John who married Margaret Galvin, Philip, Thomas, Michael and Elizabeth. He

owned the land where Richard Malavolti now lives, also 160 acres joining on the west,

which has been in the Real family for over 100 years"

John Real


Margaret Galvin

ref #

"John and Margaret Galvin Real made their home on the farm now owned by Leo

Real and had four children: Francis, Charleton, who passed away as a young man, Leo

and Margaret, R. Sothman."

Leo Real

"Leo Real, the son of John and Margaret Galvin Real lives on the former Galvin

farm, this being where his mother and father made their home and farmed the land since

1915. Leo has recently purchased this farm. He married Dorene Shipp to which union

seven were born: William, Mary (Mrs. William Stowe),Thomas, who lost his life in an

auto accident in 1966, James, John, Peggy, and Carol Sue. The last four named are still

at home.

obit in Henry News Republican

Mae V. Real

89, of Bradford, IL died at 2 pm Wednesday, august 10, 1988 at St.

Joseph's Nursing Home in Lacon.

Born March 4, 1899 in bradford to Thomas and Margaret Daly Harney. She married

Mark J. Real on January 10, 1922 in Bradford. He died Feb. 23 1935. One daughter, on

brother and one sister also preceeded her in death.

Surviving are three sosns, Robert of Stow, Ohio, Thomas of Havelock, NC and William

of Bradford, four daughters, Mrs. gerald (Rosemary) Holland of Bradford, Mrs. George

(Lois) Miller of Manlius, Mrs. William (Betty) McGinn of Ward, Colorado, and Mrs.

John (Marcia) O'Connell of Chelmsford, MA, 27 grandchildren and 17 great


She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church of Bradford and its Altar and Rosary

Society. She had operated a dairy, hatchery and poultry farm in Bradford until 1943.

She also had been a house director at the University of Illinois for 13 years. Services

were held at 10 am Saturday at St. John's Church, the Rev. Heinc Ciesielski

officiating.....Dunlap Funeral Home...burial at St. John's Cemetary..."

George B. Anderson


HENRY CITIZEN DIES G. B. Anderson Dies of Stroke; Invalid For Past TwoYears "George Benton Anderson was born Sept. 6, 1870 at Promise City, Wayne county, Iowa and died Sunday at 1:15pm after a long illness. Mr. Anderson suffered a stroke in 1939 and after two years of invalidism, a second stroke on his birthday this year resulted in critical illness from which he did not recover. Mr. Anderson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benton Anderson moved to Illinois with his parents when a child, and during his early manhood worked on various farms in the Whitefield and Lone Tree neighborhoods. After coming to Henry many years ago, he was city policeman at the time that Clifford Haws was mayor. His trade was painting and paper hanging at which he was very adept. On Dec. 17, 1919, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret May Harney, daughter of Patrick Harney of this city (Henry). To this union three children were born, two sons, Clifford Benton and Harry Edward, and a daughter, May Margaret. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife and three children; one sister, Mrs. Charles A. Wood of Putnam; two half-sisters, Mrs. Fred Becker of Rock Island, and Mrs. Roy Bauter of Donellson, Iowa; two Aunts, Mrs. Thomas Harris of Whitefield and Mrs. Retta Shultz of Chicago; a number of cousins and many friends. Ed Haines, who passed away recently, was a half-brother"

(12/25/1919) George Anderson rather slipped one over on the boys last week and was very quietly married to May (Margaret) Harney, oldest daughter of Patrick Harney. The wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Elgin. Squire Frank Dennis tied the nuptual knot in a double bow. George had previously rented the house owned by Frank Garlin on School Street, had it all furnished ready of occupancy. George works at the painters trade on the Coe force in this city (Henry). May (Margaret), for a long time made her home with Mary Ann Green and assisted very materially about that popular boarding house. She is a hard working, painstaking young lady and will do her part in making a happy home. The editors wish them happiness and prosperity on their voyage through life together.


Elizabeth Anderson Anderson Haines


David L. Haines, the carpenter, mourns the death of his wife which occurred Tuesday, March 7. She had long been afflicted with rheumatism and was a great sufferer.  Mrs. Haines was the daughter of Richard and Mary Anderson and was born in West Virginia February 16, 1847 and was 58 years and 21 days old. When 2 years old her parents moved to IL settling in the Lone Tree neighborhood. She was twice married and leaves by her first husband two children, George B. Anderson of this city and Mary M. now Mrs. Charles Wood and three by her present husband David L. Haines, Samuel Edward at home, Della Isadore now Mrs. Charles Hubbard of Chicago and Lillian Myrtle at home.

Catherine Harney ref#2


Mrs. Catherine Harney, the mother of the Harney brothers, died on Saturday at her son Edmonds in Saratoga township and was buried on Monday in the cemetery below this city. The funeral services were held at the house and conducted by Reverend Father Powers of Lacon. A very large concourse of friends followed the remains to its last resting place. Mrs. Harney has lived a useful life having raised a large family, several of the sons being among our most prosperous and wealthier citizens. She was a woman of many excellent qualities and her memory is embalmed in the hearts of a large circle of friends.

Daniel Harney

ref# 3


After only 10 days illness, Daniel Harney passed from earth at 3:00 on Tuesday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. E. Sharp where he was boarding. The immediate cause of death was degeneration of the kidneys as secondary to chronic inflammation of the bladder. He was first attacked on Saturday May 19 and Saturday night was sleepless and suffered much pain. Sunday afternoon he called at Dr. Baker's office for medical assistance and such was the violence of the malady that he had to be conveyed home in a carriage. He grew worse and though Drs. Baker and Jones gave him constant and unremitting attention, the disease could not be staid and death was the result.

Mr. Harney was one of nine children born in County Tipperary, Ireland February 10, 1823 and at the time of his death was 65 years of age. He came to this country in 1850, landing at New Orleans with the family directly to Illinois where he has since lived. He first located in Ox Bow and worked as a farm hand for Lyman Horrom, the Glenns etc. He married Miss Gillian German but who died soon after the birth of her first child, a son. Mr. Harney afterwards married in Henry, Miss Bridget McGrath who with 11 children and the stepson survive. The deceased was a farmer, one of the most methodic and successful on this prairie. He took great pride in fine horses and fine cattle and at the time he sold his personal effects and gave up farming, had one of the finest herds in this section of the country. His real estate consists of 320 acres, lying three miles northwest of this city and a fine farm. The deceased lived to see many of his sons settle in business, one a banker and three others thrifty merchants and all honored members of society and respectable citizens. His wife, who lived with her children at Seneca, was with him most of the time during his illness as also his sons James, John and Thomas, Maggie and others of the children. His brothers, Edmond and Michael who live in Henry and William who resides in Milo were also constantly in attendance. after his death, the body was removed to the residence of his brother Edmond on Monroe Street where it was prepared for burial according to the custom and rites of the Catholic Church. The face bore a natural expression, calm but pale, as if denoting long and great suffering. ...his will denoted C.R. Jones as executor....buried St. Patrick's cemetery.

John Harney

Died Sept. 11, 1892, from the effects of la grippe, at his home inWhitefield, Mr. John Harney in his 60th year of his age and was buried from St.Joseph's Church in Henry, on Tuesday, Sept. 13, surrounded by a large concourse of sympathizing friends.

Mr. Harney was born in Parish Galdally, Tipperary, Ireland, and came to America with his father's family in 1846. They landed in St. Louis where the father died, when the widow with her large family came to Magnolia where she stayed a while and then moved to Henry where the subject of this sketch was married to Miss Mary Boice in 1857. Soon after he moved to Putnam and in 1873 moved out to the farm where he was living at the time of his death. Seven children have been born to him, six of whom are living. Wm H. who lives in Superior, Wis, Edward in Minneapolis, John in South Dakota, Mrs. T.L. Harrington in Henry, and Thomas and Katy still in the home nest. Mr. Harney was always industrious and frugal and in consequence leaves to his family a nice property, consisting of the home farm in Whitefield, 160 acres of as fine land as is in the state, besides a large sum in notes and mortgages. Quite a number of relatives of the deceased from a distance attended the funeral: Thomas, of Chicago, and William of Bradford, brothers, and Mrs. Mary Berry and husband of Morris, ILL., sister of Mrs. Harney's, and from Wenona, came Mr. Daniel Boice, Sr. and Jr., Ed. A.C., J.R. and Miss Nora Boice, Mr. John Burke and Wife, Mrs. Daniel Sullivan and mother, J.B. Kane and Jason Winans; Mr. W.O'Leary and wife of Sparland was also there. Surrounded by relatives and friends, mourned for by all, he was laid to rest according to the beautiful ritual of the Catholic church, in the pleasant cemetery they have prepared for their dead."

"In Memoriam

Mrs. John Harney

In our last issue we gave a brief notice of the passing of Mrs. John Harney, on Wednesday July 22, 1903. She had been ill some time and her death was not unexpected. Mary Boyce was born in county Tipperary, Ireland, in 1833. She came to the United States, arriving in St. Louis in 1853, and came to Henry in 1854. Here in the year 1856 she was united in marriage to John Harney. By this union there survive 6 children. William of Chicago, Edward of Oklahoma, John of Mineral, Ill., Mrs.Margaret Harrington of Champaign, Mrs. Kate Studyvin of Rantoul, and Thomas at home. The sisters and brothers surviving are Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace of this city, Mrs. Margaret Glasheen of Providence R.I., and Daniel Boyce of Peu(n)field, Ill. Her husband preceded her to the other life some years ago. Her age was 70. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Harney resided in Whitefield, owning a fine farm, he being one of the most industrious and successful farmers in the township. After his death Mrs. Harney concluded to sell the farm and move to Henry, and purchasinga house has since made Henry her residence. She was a good woman, kindly as wife, mother, neighbor and friend, beloved by a large circle of friends, and to the fullness of time at a ripe old age, has gone to her heavenly home.

The funeral was held on Saturday, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's church, where Rev Fr Kurley, the rector, chanted a requiem high mass, following with remarks appropriate to a sorrowing occasion of this kind. The auditorium, altars and sanctuary had been draped for the memorial services be held the next day in honor of the late Pope, and seem appropriate for the solemn event in connection with the funeral of Mrs.Harney. 'Jesus lover of my soul' and 'Nearer, my God to thee,' were among the hymns sung by the choir during the services. The pall bearers were Messrs. Joseph Harrington (I think brother to Thomas Harrington, cuz Thomas had a brother named Joseph who died in Henry, Ill in 1935), John Barry, Charles McManus, John Hartley, Jr., Philip O'Mara and David Dwyer. Those present from abroad at the funeral were W.H Harney and wife from Chicago; John Harney and wife of Mineral; T.L. Harrington and wife of Champaign; Mrs. J.A. Studyvin of Rantoul; Daniel Boyce and daughter Mrs.Burke of Penfield; Mrs. McCabe of Morris, Ed Harney and wife of Bradford; Wm Harney of Sparland, and Mrs. Michael Real of Bradford.

There was a very large attendance of sympathizing friends, and the services were solemn and impressive. The internment was in St.Patrick's cemetery north of the city.

Call not back the dear departed,

Anchored safe where storms are o'er.

On the border land we left her

Soon to meet and part no more.

On the casket rested a cross of beautiful flowers, also a pillow of flowers on which was the word "Mother," a bouquet of white roses and a beautiful.....(I do not have the rest of the article).

Ann Harney Maloney



Died at Sparland, April 23 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. William O'Leary of consumption, Ann, 46, wife of John Maloney and sister of Daniel and Michael Harney of Henry.

Michael J. Harney

ref# 19


Michael J. Harney, son of Mr & Mrs Michael Harney, familiarly known as Ike Harney was born near Camp Grove April 30, 1867 and died at the state hospital, Peoria, March 25, 1916. The deceased was an unmarried man, for some years suffering from and incurable attack of locomotor ataxia, cared for here by his sisters and brothers, most attentively andassiduously. His condition within the past few months demanding care he could not be given here, he was taken to the hospital. It is a matter now of great satisfaction to the relatives that all that could be was done for their afflicted one. The neighbors and friends were also very kind in their remembrance during his long affliction. The body was brought back to the old home for the final services and internment...St. Joseph's cemetary...The near relatives of the deceased yet living are a sister, Katherine Harney, two brothers Patrick and Fred Harney with whom we deeply sympathize.

Patrick Harney



Following a long and excruciating illness with complications, death came a merciful release to Patrick Harney, a lifelong resident of Henry, on Saturday, May 11,1929 at the age of 67 years 11 months and 19 days. The deceased was the oldest son of Michael and Margaret (Murnane) Harney and was born in this city May 22, 1861. He spent his entire life of over 3 score years, was educated and married to his wife, now deceased, being Margaret Dwyer, a sister to the late John and David Dwyer and of Mrs. Julius Meister of Indiana.

Margaret Dwyer Harney

ref# 417


A SUDDEN DEATH On Sunday, Mrs. Patrick Harney was taken suddenly ill and Dr. Forrest was called to see her. He found her suffering from a deep seated and internal hemorrhage, very uncommon, in fact, a kind he had not met before in his practice and requested that other physicians be called. Accordingly, Drs. Jones and Cromwell were called and upon examination and consultation all concluded that she could not live unless a very critical operation might possibly be successful, though the chance was a very small one, as she was bleeding profusely internally. The physicians informed her the case was a very critical one, and there was very little hope of saving her by an operation, but that it was the only hope. The matter was plead before her and she decided to have the operation performed, but it was no use, she failed rapidly and died before the operation was accomplished. Mrs. Harney, whose maiden name was Maggie Dwyer, was about 41 years old and was married to Patrick Harney about 8 years ago. She leaves her husband, 3 children, 3 brothers and a sister to mourn her untimely death. The funeral was held Tuesday at 10 am at St. Joseph Church, Father Emery officiating. Internment at St. Patrick's cemetery.

John Dwyer Sr.


by the death of John Dwyer, another old settler is called from earth. He had lived in this vicinity about 40 years. He first located on a farm at Lone Tree. Afterwards he sold and purchased the Danley farm, three miles below Henry consisting of 320 acres where he lived, he and his boys conducting the farm operations. Five years ago he purchased a house in Henry where he and his wife have since resided, the sons remaining on the farm. Having been feeble for some time, when the grip came, it was so violent that it proved fatal. A large funeral at St. Joseph Church attested the esteem in which he was held. He leaves his wife, three sons and two daughters to mourn his loss.

Ellen McCarty Marnane


Mrs Ellen Marnane died at son-in-law David Dwyer's residence on School Street at 74. Born Ellen McCarty in County Clare, Ireland. In 1850 in Buffalo, NY she married Michael Marnane and they had 7 children, five children and a husband dying before her. Still living is son Daniel, a prosperous farmer of Winside, Wayne Co., Neb.... Minnie, w/ David Dwyer where she's lived since their marriage...five grandchildren. A resident of Henry for more than 50 years.

Elizabeth Marnane


Elizabeth Marnane, beautiful 18 year old daughter of the late Michael Marnane, of consumption.


PAGE 185 Corporate members of the Roman Catholic Church of Princeton,

organized in 1865: John McGrath, Michael McGrath

page 110 William Pollock of Tyrone, Ireland came to Perkins Grove in 1837 bought

William Anderson's claim. Anderson was a Mormon Elder. Anderson went to Nauvoo

and was killed in Hancock County War.

Page 442 Mark Anderson born Bedford County, Penn. October 23, 1831...there is a

two paragraph write up.

page 111 Lone Tree history. Land on which tree stood owned by E. Anderson.



by Spencer Ellsworth, published in Lacon, IL by

Home Journal Steam Printing Establishment MDCCCLXXX

page 668 John Foley- a farmer residing on Sec 20 Post Office Grandville. He was

born in Alleghaney Coutny PA in 1819, married 1845 to Rachel Burnside of same

county. 1851 moved to Granville. Eight children living, Mary D. James B. Henry M.

William C. Mattie H., Annie M. Elmer E. and edward f. Presbiterian elder for 21 years.

School director 15 years, road commissioner 6 years. Owns 267 acres

page 252 Amos Harney. In 1842, Amos Harney built a woolen mill in Magnolia or

else added carding machinery to a flour mill already buitl

page 355 John Harney ...about the Lacon Journal (1854-1857) "At some time

unknown the name changed to the Sentinel and in 1854, John Harney became its owner

and turned it into the Lacon Intelligencer. Three years later Deacon Ira Norris was its


(2/24/1881) MARRIED In this city, February 23 at St. Joseph's English Catholic

Church by Rev. M. Quigley, Thomas Real of Milo, Bureau Co. and Miss Johanna,

daughter of William Harney of Whitefield. (write-up 3/31/1881 highlights follows)...only

daughter of William Harney of Whitefield...elegant supper by Mrs. Harney. Mr. Real is

son of Michael Real a wealthy farmer of Milo...Presents...extension table from Mrs & Mr

Daniel Harney, 8 day clock from Mr & Mrs Ed Harney, silver knives and forks from Mr

& Mrs John Harney, Photograph album from W. F. Harney, Silver butter knife from

James Harney, silver pickle caster from Robert Harney, glassware from Mr & Mrs

Michael Harney, linen towels from T. H. Harney, Belgium bedspread from Miss Johanna

Harney, silver & cut glass fruit dish from Katie Harney....also mentioned: Gavins,

Harrington, Miss Mary Hennessey, Miss Jane Hennessey, Baer, Barres, McMannus,

Darby Horse, Thomas Real, uncle to the groom.



page 355 Wheatland Township: Richard Anderson, Sec 21 Post office Lone Tree,

Laborer, Republican, Liberal, born Virginia


Margaret Chesney Anderson


Mrs. Margaret Anderson died March 22, 1876...native of West Virginia...husband Andrew came in 1850

Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties

page 598 Abraham Anderson...born August 3, 1828 in Greene County, PA...lived at home until 22...married 10/1850 in Greene County PA to Pleasant Wright born Monongalia County West Virginia...educated at same log school as husband...1891 visited school (now a dwelling)...ten children, 7 living: Sarah, wife of Warren Johnson of Wheatland, Susan, Janet, Lindsey 9married Wheatland farmer) Emily ( died in childhood) George Ellsworth (died at four) John (married) Albert (died leaving wife and one son) Dora B (Postmaster at Lone Tree) and frank E...originally bought 120 A which grew to 540 acres...member Christian Church

Henry, Marshall Co., Ill., March 27, 1902




Mrs. Johanna (McGraw) Harney was born in Pallas, Limerick County, Ireland, in July 1832, and died at her home in Henry, Ill, March 18th, 1902, in her 70th year. She was a posthumous child, and was married to Edmund Harney, January 18, 1855, when she was 22 years old, and became the mother of six children: Mrs. Catherine Hennessey, William, Thomas, Edward, John and Mrs. Molly Townsend. After she was married she lived with her husband for a while in Henry, then moved to Oxbow where they resided on a farm for several years. From there they moved to Saratoga where they resided until about 15 years ago, when they retired to enjoy the fruits of years of industrious toil to the home in which she died in the city of Henry. She was a person who never allowed the troubles of life to worry her, and always looked at the bright aspects of life rather than the dark one. She was to a mark degree of the jovial and good natured dispostion and ready to forgive and forget any wrong that might be done her. Those who formed her acquaintance early in life remained to the last her steadfast friends. To know her in all that goes to make up a good woman was to admire her. In sickness, among friends and neighbors, she would administer to thier wants with the kind and tender affection of a noble woman. In all she was a kind, true, honest and big-hearted woman; no one ever came to her in need but what went away rejoicing. She was of strong character and determined at all times to champion the right and would aid those in many ways who were being wrongfully imposed upon. During all her life she was an ardent Catholic and had the most abiding faith and confidence in the Redeemer's promise. Thru the four years of suffering she bore it with a determined will, was cheerful until the last and complained but little. Her suffering only tended to sweeten her life and strengthen her faith in God.

She was a home person and cared more for her home than she did for ravel....

During the last weeks of her illness she was administered to and was inseparable from those who had been her life-long friends, especially Mrs.Patrick Hennessey and her sister Mary. The acts of those two kind women towards their devoted friend will never be forgotten by her family. The children were all present at the funeral with the exception of Thomas, who lives in Montana. The funeral was held at St. Joseph's church at 10 o'clock Thursday, March 20th, where was assembled as many as the church could hold to mourn with the bereaved family and relatives. On the casket rested a cross of beautiful flowers, also a pillow of flowers on which were the words "Mother," also a large bunch of calla lillies sent by Mr. and Mrs. O'Conner of Peoria and a large boquet of American Beauty roses sent by Miss Hannah Howard of Chicago, all of which were loving tokens of remembrance to the loved one. The sermon delivered by Father Kniery was very appropriate for the occasion. The pall bearers were all her nephews. The funeral cortege was one of the largest ever held in Henry. The remains were interred in the family burying ground in the Catholic cemetery at Henry.

from the HENRY REPUBLICAN, July 23, 1903



The venerable woman died yesterday at 8:40 p.m. at her house in this city,

of heart disease.

Mary Boyce was born in county Tipperary, Ireland, in 1833. She came to

the United States, arriving in St. Louis in 1853, and came to Henry in 1854.

Here in the year 1856 she was united in marriage to John Harney. By this

union there survive six children, William of Chicago, Edward of Oklahoma,

John of Mineral, Ill., Mrs. Margaret Harrington of Champaign, Mrs. Kate

Studyvin of Rantoul, and Thomas at home. The sisters and brothers

surviving are Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace of this city, Mrs. Margaret Glasheen of

Providence, R. I., and Daniel Boyce of Penfield, Ill. Her husband preceded

her to the other life some years ago. Her age was 70.

She was a good woman, kindly as wife, mother, neighbor and friend,

beloved by a large circle of friends and in the fullness of time at a ripe old

age, has gone to her heavenly home. Funeral will be held at St. Joseph's

church on Saturday at 10 a.m. Rev. E. J. Kniery, her pastor, officiating.

from HENRY REPUBLICAN, July 30, 1903



In our last issue we gave a brief notice of the passing of Mrs. John Harney,

on Wednesday, July 22, 1903. She had been ill some time and her death

was not unexpected.

Mary Boyce was born in county Tipperary, Ireland, in 1833. She came to

the United States, arriving in St. Louis in 1853, and came to Henry in

1854. Here in the year 1856 she was united in marriage to John Harney.

By this union there survive six children, William of Chigago, Edward of

Oklahoma, John of Mineral, Ill., Mrs. Margaret Harrington of Champaign, Mrs.

Kate Studyvin of Rantoul, and Thomas at home. The sister and brothers

surviving are Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace of this city, Mrs. Margaret Glasheen

of Providence, R. I., and Daniel Boyce of Penfield, Ill. Her husband proceded

her to the other life some years ago. Her age was 70.

For many years Mr. and Mrs. Harney resided in Whitefield, owning a fine

farm, he being one of the most industrious and successful farmers in the

township. After his death Mrs. Harney concluded to sell the farm and move

to Henry, and purchasing a house has since made Henry her residence. She

was a good woman, kindly as wife, mother, neighbor and friend, beloved by

a large circle of friends, and in the fullness of time at a ripe old age, has

gone to her heavenly home.

The funeral was held on Saturday, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's church, where

Rev. Fr. Kniery, the rector, chanted a requiem high mass, following with

remarks appropriate to a sorrowing occasion of this kind. The auditorium,

altars and sanctuary had been draped for the memorial services to be held

the next day in honor of the late Pope, and seemed appropriate for the

solemn event in connection with the funeral of Mrs. Harney....The pall

bearers were Messers. Joseph Harrington, John Barry, Charles McManus,

John Hartley, Jr., Phillip O'Mara and David Dwyer.

Those present from abroad at the funeral were W. H. Harney and wife from

Chicago; John Harney and wife of Mineral; T. L. Harrington and wife of

Champaign; Mrs. J. A. Studyvin of Rantoul, Daniel Boyce and daughter and

Mrs. Burke of Penfield; Mrs. McCabe of Morris; Ed Harney and wife of

Bradford; Wm. Harney of Sparland and Mrs. Michael Real of Bradford.

There was a very large attendance of sympathizing friends, and the

services were solemn and impressive. The internment was in St. Patrick's

cemetery north of the city....

On the casket rested a cross of beautiful flowers, also a pillow of flowers

on which was the word "Mother," a boquet of white roses, and beautiful

boquet of white roses from J. Watercott & Co.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us

during the sickness and burial of our beloved mother


William Henry Harney

ref# 13


William Henry Harney, son of the late Daniel Harney was brought from Seneca,

LaSalle the home of uncl Edmond Harney...St. Joseph's church...born near

Magnolia September 28, 1858....he was a teacher ...dry good store in Chicago...opened

same in Seneca...married Nellie Mahaffey...has a two year old daughter.


Eliza Jane Wood


Eliza Jane Wood, born Prince Fredrick, Maryland. 9/22/1829 married Thomas

Wood of the same place. At 21...settled north of Chilicothe for 60 years then LaPrairie


Edmond Ryan


Edmond Ryan, 54 years, born Limerick, Ireland, immigrated about 35 years

ago...first wife was sister of Thomas Real...she died about 1878. He remarried daughter

of Patrick son, one daughter.

Johanna McGrath Harney

ref# 59

FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN 3/20/1902 exerpts only

MRS. EDMOND HARNEY Johanna Harney died of internal cancer, an invalid for four

years...all six of her children were in attendence except Thomas who lives in Montana.

She was 70 years old.

William Harney

ref# 11


William Harney was born in Aherlow, County Tipperary, Ireland June 5,1834...immigrated in 1851 landing in New Orleans arriving in Henry, IL in 1852. He was 68 years old. He married Mary Madden February 16, 1858 and they had six children: William in Pontiac, Johanna, Thomas, Edward and Emmett. David died ten years ago. All are prosperous farmers except Emmett, a Chicago bookeeper. All of his brothers except Edmond are deceased. (Letter is signed) Mrs. Mary Harney and family

Mary Boyce Harney



Mary Boyce Harney, 70. Mrs. John Harney died of heart disease. Born County Tipperary, Ireland in 1833, she arrived in St. Louis in 1853, Henry 1854. She married in 1856. She has 6 surviving children - William in Chicago, Edward in Oklahoma, John in Mineral, IL, Mrs Margaret Harrington in Champaign, Mrs Kate Studyvin in Rantoul and Thomas at home. Surviving sisters and brothers are Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace, Mrs. Margaret Glasheen at Providence RI, and Daniel Boyce of Penfield, IL.

T. E. Hennessey


Thomas Edward (Ed) Hennessey, one of 9 children of Patrick and Anna Kelly

Hennessey and last surviving born at Camp Grove July 28, 1878. He was married at St.

Patrick's in Havana October 20 1909 toCecelia Kearney. They had three sons, Harold of

Washington and Paul and Thomas of Peoria. There are 8 grandchildren. He has lived in

Henry since 1907. Mrs. Hennessey died April 29, 1953.

John Morgan Harney

ref# 45


JOHN MORGAN HARNEY Johnnie or Jack suffered from consumption for two

years. Eight years before, an older brother and father died. He spent a few years in

business with his brothers in Seneca, later was a traveling salesman. Four years ago he

went to farm swamp land in Henry Co. with his brothers and caught a severe cold which

lead to the death. Relatives from abroad included Thomas of Annawan, James from

Chicago, Daniel from Lee Co., William Harney with wife and two sons, Phillip Real with

his mother from Milo, Thomas F. Real and wife from Washburn.

Bridget McGrath Dwyer

ref# 507


BRIDGET MCGRATH DWYER Mrs. John Dwyer (late) was married December 25, 1853 in Henry. She had four sons and three daughters- William Dwyer of Momence, David and Thomas Dwyer of Henry, John, Mrs. Margaret Harney, Mrs. Mary Meister. She lived 2.5 miles west of Henry. She had three sisters, Mrs. William and Mrs Ed Harney and Mrs. Thos O'Brien. Obit was written by cousin Thomas Real.


(3/2/1876) In this city, February 28, 1876, a son to David H. Anderson

(3/30/1876) Died at Lone Tree, March 22, Mrs. Andrew Anderson, wife of the Postmaster

(10/15/1876) Married near Mt. Palatine, Putnam County, September 20 by Rev...Israel

L. Stansell to Miss Ann E. daughter of James N. Anderson

( Died at Senachwine November 28 of Lung fever, Mary E. Aged 11 months,

daughter of Fred A and Helen E. Wood and granddaughter of Mr. George E. of Sparling

(2/15/1877) Married in this city...Andrew Anderson and Mary Ann Mutton, February

15 at 9 am

(9/19/1878) Married...September 18,...Michael O'Brien and Mary Dwyer

(12/12/1878) Names of pupils in the higher intermediate school, Miss Mary Boice

teacher...Claudia Anderson

(4/24/79) Delinquent taxes...Thomas Dwyer lot 262 $9.53...D.H. Anderson lots

51,52,53 $4.28

(9/18/1879) Teachers...WH Harney...WC Foley...Mattie H. Foley

(9/25/1879) Abraham Anderson (Lone Tree) shipped 95 hogs...Andrew Anderson

...sold part of their hogs...

(10/9/1879) Abraham Anderson and wife went to Springfield and visited...and a few

days in Virginia, Cass County.

(11/20/1879) Information on Andersons mentioned-this was before I knew how that

Andersons were all related. Look up again****

(12/18/1879) Richard Anderson went to West Virginia to visit relatives

(1/4/1880) Lone Tree: Wm Anderson of Washington County IA married |Charlotte

Hunter of Milo.. Christmas Eve

(11/28/1878) In Saratoga Township, November 23, at the residence of her son Edmond,

of old age, Catherine, aged 78 years, wife of the late William Harney

(8/28/1879) Thomas Harney, a young man about 17 years of age and son of Edmond

Harney of Saratoga township, met with a distressing accident on Thursday of last week.

He was riding in a wagon with James Hennessy, leading his team from behind with a

halter strap in his hand. The breaking of the spring seat when near James Newman's and

the pulling of his horses threw him out of the wagon. In falling, he struck upon his

abdomen and shoulder with such violence as to injure him severely internally. He has

had the care of Drs. Reader of Whitefield and CM Baker of Henry each day since and his

symptoms have been rather for the better though from the latest reports he was not

considered out of danger. Everything has been done for his comfort though his friends

are still greatly apprehensive of his condition.

(9/4/1879) The son of Mr. Edmond Harney is recovering from his injuries. For a long

time he lay in a precarious condition. Dr. CM Baker if the attending physician to whom

much is due for the hospital condition of the patient.

(2/5/1880) Married February 3, Joseph Hennessey and Catherine, daughter of

Edmond Harney, by Lacon Priest in the Saratoga Catholic Church.

(3/25/1880) Robert Harney teaches spring term of school at Snyder school house in

Henry township.

(7/8/1880) Whitefield-John Harney met with an accident last Friday night going

home from Henry. He was thrown from his wagon under his horses, one horse falling on

him. He seemed considerably hurt when he was helped up by Messrs Niblock and sons.

We don't think he was very seriously hurt as we saw him on the road Monday

(9/23/1880) WH Harney is teaching in the Snyder District. He has an enrollment of 31

scholars and has a first rate school

(10/28/1880) Ed H. Harney has under advisement the acceptance of an offer in the

Ottawa High School. If the directors of the Snyder district will let him off, he will

probably accept. He is a good teacher and his aim is onward and upward.

(3/23/1916) Estate of Michael J. Harney, insane. Petition for letters of conservatorship

presented. Hearing and written order appointing Frank Baer upon entering bond in the

sum of $400.


notes from the HENRY REPUBLICAN

June 4 1903--Mrs. John Harney sick--son John of Mineral is here with her.

Sept. 11, 1902--Mrs. John Harney is numbered among the sick this week.

W. Harney of 53 Dearborn St. Chicago, who is selling land and running

stock, called on his seriously ill mother, Mrs. John Harney, on Tuesday.

April 24, 1902--Mrs. John Harney so ill her daughter, Mrs. Thomas

Harrington of Champaign was summoned to care for her.

July 24, 1902--John Harney of Mineral, Bureau Co., is visiting mother and

brother this week. Crops are good.

(3/23/1916) same paper mentions Mr & Mrs Clarence Anderson, Glen anderson,

William Anderson, Frank Anderson family.

(3/30/1916) Frank Dwyer, the section foreman who lives near the depot is going to and

returning from his work operates amotor driven hand car. Coming home on Friday

evening when near the William Wheeler homestead north of Putnam his car struck some

obstruction and he was knocked off and bruised severely. He was, however, back on his

job again yesterday.

(3/28/1916) EP Harney of East Bradford came over to visit the weekend with his

mother, Mrs. William Harney and his brother "Will". It is 18 miles from his home over

to Henry but to reach here he drove several miles to the railway then took a railway ride

of something like 80 miles coming and returning.

(3/30/1916) LOSTANT: Thomas Foley and his wife recently received visits from their

daughters living in Cullom and Gardner. SPARLAND Howard Anderson is the news

clerk in the TE Gapen drug store and... QUAKER LANE: Hazel Anderson visited in

Hennepin last Wednesday and Thursday

(4/6/1916) LONE TREE Daniel Anderson spent Sunday at Lindsey Anderson's

(4/13/1916) FRONT PAGE Miss Johanna Wallace is having a neat vestibule built on

her residence on School Street...including cement sidewalks. SARATOGA Charles

Anderson is on the sick list. LONE TREE Mrs. Lindsey Anderson...Frank

Anderson...Glenn Anderson...Velma anderson...John B. Anderson...

(4/20/1916) In re Michael J. Harney, insane, deceased. Proof of death. Hearing and

proof of death of ward made. Order that Frank Baer, administrator upon estate of

deceased...fixes upon June term for adjustment of claims

(1/2/1890) RECAPS OF 1889 February 1889, death of William Henry Harney, 26.

July 1889 -Maggie Harney graduates from Chicago Catholic school.

(1/3/1889) RECAPS OF 1888 1/24/1888, Maggie Harney Marries Thomas Harrington

. May 29, 1888 Death of Daniel Harney

(2/14/1889) SARATOGA William Harney...father of 11 has boy

(6/7/1888) Daniel Harney's will mentions wife Bridget, son Charles J., George n.,

daughter Mary Ann, son Robert F., son Edmond, sons William, James, Thomas, Daniel,

John M., daughters Kate and Margaret

(6/11/1874) Daniel Harney has added another 80 acres to his place, now swelling it to

320 acres making it one of the largest and most elegant places in this township. This last

purchase if from Danile Harland of the old Hiram Mallory farm.

The farmer's meeting held at John Foley's May 28...establishing a cheese factory.

(6/18/1874) Daniel Harney compliments a brother in Arkansas with a subscription to

the Henry News Republican.

(9/17/1874) The Serick Fox place in Whitefield has been sold to John Harney for


(3/11/1915) Out of town people who attended the funeral of Mrs. Michael Harney

yeaterday were Mrs. Ellen Gannon, Mrs. Jennie Smith, Mrs. Anna Crowe of Chicago,

Mrs Frank Timmons of Seneca, Mrs. Mathew Ryan, Miss Catherine Hickey and Bert

Ryan of Camp Grove, Mrs. Owen Sharkey, Thomas Harney and EP Harney and Mrs. TS

Real of Bradford and John Day of Wyoming (IL).

(9/4/1890) Thomas Harney, of the firm of Harney Brothers importers and wholesalers

of teas, coffes, spices, soaps, etc. at No 5 and 7 Wabash Avenue, Chicago, is here the

guest of his mother, Mrs. Daniel Harney. He came down from Chicago Tuesday evening

and will remain some days.

(9/18/1890) PUTNAM Mrs. Dave Haines and family are visiting relatives in Iowa this


(10/2/1890) Nellie Dwyer and Tom McDonnell were married at the St. Joseph's church

in Henry Tuesday September 16...Returning from Henry the wedding party repaired to

the residence of the bride's aunt Mrs. James Brower on fifth street where a bountiful...

Chilicothe Bulletin

William Harrington, wife and four children came from Wenona last week after a

visit amoung relatives....Mr. Harrington is farming within a mile of Wenona.

(7/8/1875) Thomas Harney, Henry, Wagoneer, mustered out October 11, 1864

Company D 47th Regiment, Civil War

(11/18/1880) Old lady Real has gone to reside with her son Thomas Real Jr. since the

death of her husband, the change proving very beneficial and she is improving rapidly.

(12/2/1880) LONE TREE; Richard Anderson and his wife have gone to Iowa on a


(2/3/1881) SUPPLEMENT. LONE TREE: Daniel Anderson has gone to Appanoose

Co., IA, where they grow republicans.

(2/10/1881) Died. In Whitefield township, February 6, of consumption, Johanna, 24,

daughter of John Dwyer.

(2/17/1881) WHITEFIELD Will Wallace and Will Harney are visiting relatives in

Dwight, Livingston County, IL. Whitefiled is completely snowbound.

(2/24/1881) MILO John Anderson is moving from Thomas Fate's home farm to


(3/17/1881) PERSONALS Wm. H. Harney closed his school near Ottawa and returned

home last week. He has had a pleasant and successful winter's campaign. He goes to

Chicago this week and may remain there.

(4/14/1881) WHITEFIELD Robert Harney is moving his farming implements from

Milo this week to the farm of A. Norton which Robert and his counsin Will H. Harney

have leased.

(4/21/1881) DELINQUENT TAX LIST: John Mooney-Evans township, M. Harney lot

nwh 82 $0.94, 83, 84 $0.50 Holmes

(6/9/1881) Teachers...Mary L. Boice $42.50 per month

(6/16/1881) Circuit Court proceedings: New common law cases Philip McGrath vs

Wm J. Fort, Appeal continued

(7/21/1881) Putnam. The Anderson family had a reunion at their mother's house in this

village. There was a little million of them all seemed well fed. If there was an Anderson

there that did not weigh over 200 pounds, we did not see him.

7/28/1881 Thomas Real started a visit to Europe las Monday...a leading Fenian

8/3/1871 Letters uncalled for: Theodore Harney. LOCAL A son of Michael Harney

was kicked by a horse in the cheek, in town on Tuesday. He was knocked over but no

injury done beyond a flesh bruise

9/7/1871 Letters uncalled for: Erick J. Anderson Foreign: Anderson AG3

9/21/1971 Andrew Anderson is postmaster and town clerk of Wheatland...vacation in

West Virginia

10/5/1871 DIED October 3, James Boice age 45 of chronic diarhea

11/16/1871 BORN in this city November 11, a son to David Anderson

11/23/1871 Letters uncalled for foreigh: Anderson CF & AP

12/7/1871 Putnam County news...Mr. John Anderson...the express agent of the town

1/11/1872 In this city, January 6, Allen Nilsson and Miss sophia Anderson both of

Roberts township, married

1/25/1872 uncalled for letters: Ed Harney

2/29/1872 uncalled for letters Mrs James Boyce

6/6/1872 Benjamin Anderson of Wyoming...LOCAL

6/20/1872 LOCAL A child of Mr. Dwyer, 15 months old was submitted to a surgical

operation on Saturday at Dr. JC Kalb removing from each little finger a second one, a

freak of nature giving it five fingers and a thumb on each hand. The removal was

skillfully done and the doctor has carefully preserved the fingers taken off in alchohol

7/28/1881 LONE TREE Andrew Anderson and wife...Abe Anderson and

wife...Pleasant Anderson

A five mile footrace between James Harney and Frank Bean of Lacon...$50 on the

side...29 laps...Harney passed Bean on the 27th lap as if he had been fired from a cannon

leaving his opponent far behind...time 33 minutes

8/4/1881 New grocery store in Varna...Oleson and Anderson

LOCAL Will Harney is one of the conductors of the Madison Street horse cars in

Chicago. The position agrees with him as he has regained his health impaired by school

teaching. He attends strictly to business and is a courteous and faithful officer.

Dan Harney met with a severe accident on Tuesday las week. He was in the hay

field and a load of hay was just leaving the field with a jug of water on it. He called for

tose on top to throw it down which they did carelessly, the jug striking on Mr. Harney's

foot, cutting a hole through his boot and chrushing his great toe badly...

8/11/1881 SPARLAND Shocking and threshing is the order of the day. Rye is an

average crop in this section but oats are far below average mostly account of the army

worms. The dutchman has his oats cut and is shocking. Market prices: lard 14 cents/lb,

eggs 10 @ 12 1/2 cents, turkey 7cents/lb Timothy hay $6-$8/ton green apples 60-80

cents/bussel, cheese 12 cents/lb honey 20 cents/lb

9/1/1881 SPARLAND Miss Harney of Henry was visiting the past week with her

cousin, Mrs. William O'Leary. William O'Leary is going to build an ice house

SARATOGA One of Mr. Hennessey's teams came near getting away with a load

of corn coming down the hill by Irwins. The team seemed to know that the track was best

to run in, had they missed it three feet, the wagon would have upset sure.

9/8/1881 SARATOGA Joseph Hennessey, wife and sister Margaret go to Chicago

and will stop off at Joliet to visit relatives for a few days

9/15/1881 SPARLAND William O'Leary and daughter Jennie went to Chicago last

week. They went via Bloomington and witnessed the grand reunion of the old veterans.

Suit of James Gavin vs John Dwyer: account of $36.65 settled amiccably

9/22/1881 LONE TREE Mrs Sarah Anderson has gone to Iowa to visit her daughter.

Andrew Anderson and Tehu Dawson have returned from Bloomington and they say it

paid them for thewir trip. Bureau County co-op meeting at the Anderson schoolhouse in

Wheatland. ***this issue also gives pulse , temperature and respirations of President

Garfield from when he was shot 9/19***there is an artivcle on the new Henry

buildings...FS Potter's father was architect and builder

9/29/1881 SARATOGA Jos. Hennessey and wife visit Joliet Prison.

REAL ESTATE house and 153 acres $4590, vacant lot on North Street $60

10/6/1881 LACON 30 cases of diptheria in town

DIED 9/16/1881 at LaRosa, Charles A. Anderson 6years 8 months old

10/13/1881 MARRIED October 4 in Milo, E. Boyce of Taunton, Mass and Orah

Griswold of Milo

10/20/1881 LOCAL A son of Patrick Dwyer, a member of the section gang on the

railroad was struck by a splinter of steel in the eye yesterday afternoon...

...on the wedding of Thos. L. Baines and Maggie A. Ryan...They were attended by

Miss Maggie Madden, a well known young lady...presents from Mr & Mrs. Daniel

Madden, Lizzie Madden, Daniel Madden Jr. William E. Madden....John Ryan a brother,

Maggie Madden and Katie Casey, cousins of the bridal party....the bride is one of

Bloomington's fairest daughters. They return to Bloomington to reside...married Holy

Trinity Church at Bloomington...reception at Saratoga...Mr & Mrs Hughey Ryan of Lone

Tree...Mr & Mrs E. D. Harney....Mr & Mrs. Thos Real of

Bradford...Longman...Hennessey...Green...Wallace...Dougherty...William F. Harney...Mr

& Mrs John Hennessey

10/27/1881 SPARLAND  O' Leary is the pround father of a fine boy born last week

PUTNAM Thomas Real has returned from Ireland...visiting the home of his


11/10/1881 VARNA Miss Ross Anderson and Miss Hattie Myers have fitted rooms

above Mrs Allen's Millenery store and will devote their attentions to fdressmaking.

These young ladies are well known: we bespeak for them a liberal patronage.

LOCAL The accident to Patrick Dwyer, Jr. a section hand, given in our column

two weeks ago has lost him his left eye. He and a Mr. Tooney were cutting off an iron

rail near Sparland. Toomey doing the cutting and Dwyer holding it, when an iron splinter

flew up in the eye...8 physicians...none discovered an iron splinter...nearly the size of the

half of the lage blade of a jackknife...the sharp prong protruding from the ball...11/16" by

5/16" 2/16" thick

11/17/1881 PERSONAL William German has a brother visiting him who he has not

seen for nearly 40 years. He is from Iowa

11/24/1881 Will. Harney has returned from Chicago and yesterday morning entered

Moritz's new grocery store as clerk. Will is a noble fellow and just the one to sell goods

to the millions. Mortiz...

12/1/1881 WHITEFIELD William Harney of this town talk sof attending the normal

school at Valparaiso, Indiana

1/15/1882 WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT William Wallace and Mary Monahan

12/28/1881...both of Whitefield. groomsman WH Harney of Whitefield...bride's father

Terrance Monahan of Whitefield...

PUTNAM Mr & Mrs Jacob Anderson of Keota, Iowa...guests and relatives of

John Anderson...Mrs. George Kerr (nee Anderson) of Milburn...spent her childhood days

here...met husband when they were being educated at the institute for the deaf and dumb

at Jacksonville

1/19/1882 LOCAL Wm Harney goes to Chicago to engage i grocery business

1/26/1882 PUTNAM Mrs. John Anderson has gone to visit friends in Iowa. EH

Dawson home in Green Co. Iowa

2/9/1882 WEDDING ANOUNCEMENT- SARATOGA at Camp Grove...Thos

Walsh of Joliet and Miss Mary A Hennessey of Saratoga, daughter of Patrick and Ann

Hennessey. Bridesmaid Miss Jennie Hennessey, sister of the bride...James Walsh of

Chicago, brother of the groom...

2/23/1882 SPARLAND Patrick Dwyer of Henry, section boss on the CRI & P railroad

was in town last Saturday WHITEFIELD John Harney is suffering from some ailment of

the eyes. PUTNAM not absent during the month Mary and Jessie Anderson OXBOW Mr.

Wm Harney purchased the farm of James Gudgel Sr in Milo Township Bureau

County...140 acres...$8000 possession March 1. HENNEPIN Mrs. Mary Anderson died

Monday at 11:30 at the house of her mother Mrs. Waugh. Deceased was sister of RR

Waugh of Wenona and a number of brothers here ...came from Michigan with children a

few months ago

3/9/1882 LOCAL John Dwyer...public sale Friday...horses, hogs, and cattle to sell

3/23/1882 BORN January 23 son to Thos and Jenni McGrath, Richland, his third.

SPARLAND David Anderson...moved from here East three years ago...returned

4/6/1882 LOCAL Will H. Harney of Whitefield returned home from Peoria after

two weeks with relatives and friends. Expects to return to





7/10/1873 uncalled for letters...Thos Murnane

7/17/1873 LOCAL the Boice property on the public square

8/7/1873 Putnma County News Mrs Jacob Anderson of Iowa, formerly of Lone

Tree is visiting her sick mother (Mrs. Pettit). Mrs McFann's boys returned with her for a


9/18/1873 LOCAL Vandalism at the farm of Daniel Harney

9/25/1873 letters uncalled for GA Anderson

1/1/1874 Vice President Putnam County Farmers Club John Foley, Secretary JB


1/15/1874 licenses to marry Abraham Delong and Martha Malone

3/12/1874 Last Monday evening at 10:20 Nathaniel H. Anderson, an old and wealthy

farmer of Henry County was killed by an engine on the CRI&P railroad at Bureau

Junction... SPARLAND Charles Boyce and Maggie Thompson married

3/26/1874 round trip traintickets Henry to Peoria $2.30 on sale for $1.85

4/23/1874 directors elected in Henry Township: Daniel Harney. SENACHWINE

John Andersonelected school director

4/30/1874 SPARLAND Saloon of William O'Leary closed today

5/28/1874 uncalled for letters Mrs. M. Madden

6/11/1874 MARRIAGE Miss Mattie Anderson, daughter of Andrew to Mr. McElfee

of Wheatland on the seventh

7/6/1903 Fred Harney umpire at opening day for Pavillion Park....40 foot by 100

foot by 26 feet high...regular Thursday night dances...sight of Lincoln-Douglas speaches

and Daniel Webster speach

7/24/1903 LONE TREE Mrs. Longman who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. John

Anderson is now visiting another daughter Mrs. Harry Bullyment of Milo, also Mrs

Albert ...Mrs Mary Anderson and daughter Era went to Henry Street

2/16/1888 DIED at Putnam February 16, Joshua Ammon 68...

...Joseph Hennessey of Lone Tree leaves for Grafton Nebraska where he will

make his home...Grafton County...brothers James and John and Thomas Finnegan fo too

1/31/1901 Nuptual