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Photos

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St. Francis Hospital, Macomb, IL ca 1920
St. Francis Hospital, Macomb, IL ca 1920
St. Francis Hospital, located at the end of South Johnson Street, was founded by Dr. Joseph B. Bacon. He and his wife, Elizabeth, contributed $3,000, and he raised funds from others in the area. He also arranged for the Sisters of St. Francis to operate the facility. The original building, which cost $30,000, was completed in 1903, and wings were added in 1912 and 1927. The hospital operated until 1967 and was torn down six years later. 
  26 Jan 2023
Marietta Phelps and St. Francis Hospitals, Macomb IL
Marietta Phelps and St. Francis Hospitals, Macomb IL
 
  26 Jan 2023
Matthias Fisher
Matthias Fisher
Excerpt from photo of Fisher brothers 
  21 Jan 2023
Residence of Matthias Fisher ca 1911
Residence of Matthias Fisher ca 1911
This would be Matthias' farm at Illinois Bend, MO. The picture is not clear enough to make out faces but one of the women is presumably his 3rd wife Nancy Jane His step-daughter Francis Mary is perhaps the children kneeling to the left of the house. Both show living with Matthias In the 1910 census. Other two women unknown. 
  21 Jan 2023
Central Hospital for the Insane 1901
Central Hospital for the Insane 1901
This photo makes the asylum look idyllic. It was likely anything but.
Downloaded from the Library of Congress, Washington DC
Control no: 2016798641; Digital id: det 4a05247 
  16 Jan 2023
Postcard for Central Hospital for the Insane in Jacksonville IL
Postcard for Central Hospital for the Insane in Jacksonville IL
Date unknown but likely late 1800s 
  16 Jan 2023
Wayne Fisher 1939
Wayne Fisher 1939
Photo from 1939 Blandinsville High School yearbook 
  2 Jan 2023
Elsie Hamilton
Elsie Hamilton
 
  29 Dec 2022

Documents

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Thomas Fisher witness to murder 1912
Thomas Fisher witness to murder 1912
"A little after eight o'clock on last Saturday night residents of south main street were startled by a loud pistol shot and the sound of a buggy being driven toward the south at a furious gait. An hour later the lifeless body of Asa Langford was found lying in the road almost in front of the Thos Fisher home with a bullet from a 32 calibre revolver embedded in the brain" Marion Bond, Blandinsville Marshall, was called to the scene to investigate and identified the body. Charles Barrier who had spent the day drinking with Langford was charged with the murder. A pistol of the type used to shoot Langford was found in his home. At trial, several witnesses were called who had seen or heard Barrier in the company of Langford that day, or who saw Barrier speeding away from Blandinsville in his buggy about the time of the murder. "Thomas Fisher who lives close to the scene of the murder, testified that he and his wife heard the shot distinctly at between fifteen and twenty minutes after eight o'clock and at the same moment the quick rattle of a buggy as of someone leaving the place at a furious pace." At the conclusion of the trial, the jury of local residents found Barrier guilty of the murder of Asa Langford. 
  26 Jan 2023
Fisher store central hub for phone service 1899
Fisher store central hub for phone service 1899
"The telephone line running north from this city is now completed and in working order to Joseph Grate's, six miles north of here and will shortly be finished to Cliff Britt's, one and one-half miles northwest of there. The central office in this city will be at C. A. Fisher's store." 
  26 Jan 2023
Oville Fisher arrested for public intoxication 1904
Oville Fisher arrested for public intoxication 1904
"Orval (should read Orville) Fisher and Edward Hamilton of Blandinsville was arrested Saturday night, the former being charged with intoxication and using profane language and the latter with intoxication and attempt to escape an officer....At the hearing before Magistrate Champ on Monday both plead guilty to the charges against them, the fine and costs in Hamilton's case amounting to $19.25. Fisher's fine and costs amounted to $8.09. Being unable to pay up or furnish bonds they were again committed to jail....Fisher remained in jail until yesterday when there arrived from Blandinsville the amount necessary to liberate him." 
  26 Jan 2023
Fire at Blandinsville 1902
Fire at Blandinsville 1902
This article gives a bit more details and notes that Blandinsville had no fire equipment. "C. A. Fisher lost a building, all of his household goods, and most of his stock of notions. The total loss was from $2.000 ta $2,500 with but $500 insurance....There ls no firefighting appliance in Blandinsville and water ie scarce there. The citizens who hastily assembled could do little, although they worked heroically removing goods from the buildings and carrying water from the few paces obtainable....Only 20 feet west is a dwelling house, owned and occupied by William Fisher. This caught on fire several times but was saved. With the scant means of
fighting fire people are marveling that the building still stands." 
  26 Jan 2023
Blandinsvile downtown fire 1902
Blandinsvile downtown fire 1902
About 11 e'clock last night a fire was discovered at Blandinsville which destroyed some $15.000 worth of property before it finally burned itself out. Four business houses were destroyed and only part of the contents saved. The fire was first discovered by Alva Bayless, who at once gave the alarm. When first seen the fire was about balf way between the floor and roof of the Beacon and Campbell buildings. It spread rapidly and was soon beyond control. The citizens then turned their attention to saving the contents of the buildings, but so rapidly did the flames spread that only part of the contents of some of the rooms could be saved. How the fire started no one knows, and no cause, save incendiary, can be as signed for it....The Fisher building was occupied by the Fisher novelty and wall paper store down stairs, and he lived in the upper story. Some of the stock was saved but only a small portion. All of his household goods were destroyed. The loss on the building is estimated at $1,200, and on the stock about $2.500 There was only $200 insurance on the stock and none on the building." 
  26 Jan 2023
Violet Foley recovering from surgery 1930
Violet Foley recovering from surgery 1930
"Mrs. Violet Foley is at the Earnest Bissell home recuperating from a tonsil operation which she underwent last Friday." 
  26 Jan 2023
A trip North 1914
A trip North 1914
"The W. B. Daniel and Chas. Fisher families returned from their northern trip on Friday and report having had a delightful visit with friends in a half dozen cities in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois...", 
  26 Jan 2023
Dorothy Fisher Rudolph returns to Blandinsville 1940
Dorothy Fisher Rudolph returns to Blandinsville 1940
"Mrs. Dorothy Fisher Rudolph has moved back to Blandinsville from Vermont, Ill., where she has lived for the past several years. She is living in the rooms up over the Kroger store. Her husband, who was road commissioner of Vermont township, died earlier this summer." 
  26 Jan 2023
Wayne Fisher gets U of I scholarship 1940
Wayne Fisher gets U of I scholarship 1940
"Wayne Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. O, B. Fisher, and first lieutenant at the Lyons Drug Store here, this week received a scholarship to the University of Illinois, and he plans to start to school there this fall." How he got from here to suicide in Albuquerque three months later is a mystery. 
  26 Jan 2023
Farris squash vine busts record 1938
Farris squash vine busts record 1938
"The most exiting thing in Blandinsville this week is a squash vine down at the Erma and Orie Farris home in the south part of town. It was grown by Fred Fisher from seed which weighed a small fraction of an ounce. And it has produced something over 400 pounds of squashes...Fred showed us his vine one morning last week. It covers three square rods of ground, has a parent stalk as big as your arm and leaves that look like palm-leaf fans. It had 33 squashes on it which weighed as much as.60 pounds per squash. Eight of them weighed well over 300, and that's à lot' of squash." Had to say who deserves more credit. Fred planted it, but the vines grew and were probably watered and tended by the Farris sisters. Women in this time rarely get credit for anything. 
  26 Jan 2023

Headstones

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Headstone: Frederick A Fisher 1959
Headstone: Frederick A Fisher 1959
 
Friendship Cemetery Located    23 Jan 2023
Headstone: John T. and Mary J. Britton
Headstone: John T. and Mary J. Britton
 
Glade City Cemetery Located    23 Jan 2023
Headstone: William T Britton 1959
Headstone: William T Britton 1959
 
Glade City Cemetery Located    23 Jan 2023
Novelty Cemetery
Novelty Cemetery
 
Novelty Cemetery     22 Jan 2023
Application for Military Headstone - Thomas H Fisher - back
Application for Military Headstone - Thomas H Fisher - back
 
     22 Jan 2023
Headstone: Francis Marion Fisher 1894
Headstone: Francis Marion Fisher 1894
 
Novelty Cemetery Located    22 Jan 2023
Headstone: Eliza Fisher 1889
Headstone: Eliza Fisher 1889
 
Novelty Cemetery Located    22 Jan 2023
Headstone: Matthias Fisher
Headstone: Matthias Fisher
 
Novelty Cemetery
Row 2, Plot 28
East Half 
Located    20 Jan 2023
Shumaker Cemetery, Adair Co., MO
Shumaker Cemetery, Adair Co., MO
 
Shumaker Cemetery     20 Jan 2023
Headstone: James R. and Rhoda Ann Dugan
Headstone: James R. and Rhoda Ann Dugan
 
Bowen Cemetery Located    20 Jan 2023

Histories

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Portrait and Biographical Record of Hancock, McDonough and Henderson Counties Illinois - 1878
Portrait and Biographical Record of Hancock, McDonough and Henderson Counties Illinois - 1878
PDF format. Large file (36 MB) 
  19 Jan 2023
History of McDonough County, Illinois
History of McDonough County, Illinois
Copy of complete document in PDF format. File is very large (56 MB). 
  19 Jan 2023
History of Adair County IA 1911
History of Adair County IA 1911
In PDF format. Large file (86 MB) 
  19 Jan 2023
History of McDonough County IL 1878
History of McDonough County IL 1878
In PDF format. Large file (50 MB) 
  19 Jan 2023

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
I183 
FISHER Charles Albert 
b. 25 Sep 1872  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL  26 Jan 2023
I217 
FISHER Orville Benjamin 
b. 24 Aug 1873  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL  26 Jan 2023
I954 
DANIELS Clara Bell 
b. 1 Sep 1874  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL  26 Jan 2023
I118 
FISHER William Henry 
b. Jul 1865  Illinois  26 Jan 2023
I950 
BISSELL, Violet Irene 
b. 22 Nov 1911  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL  26 Jan 2023
I81 
FISHER, Dorothy 
b. 19 Dec 1905  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL  26 Jan 2023
I219 
FISHER, Wayne Kenneth 
b. 3 Oct 1921  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL  26 Jan 2023
I257 
FISHER Myrtle Olinda 
b. 5 Oct 1881  Blandinsville Township, McDonough Co., IL  25 Jan 2023
I105 
FISHER Raymond Claude 
b. 6 Jan 1899  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL  25 Jan 2023
I948 
BISSELL, Armon Atall 
b. 10 Aug 1910  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL  25 Jan 2023

Families
          
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 F572 
 I948  BISSELL, Armon Atall  I1817  CLAYTON, Eva Marie  27 Feb 1943  25 Jan 2023
 F571 
 I1401  FARRIS, William Nathan  I1813  PERRY, Ellen Mae  3 Dec 1915  24 Jan 2023
 F337 
 I186  FISHER Josiah  I187  FARRIS Nancy E.  15 Oct 1871  23 Jan 2023
 F570 
 I1020  BRITTON, William T.  I1811  BRIDGES, Margaret  15 Oct 1932  23 Jan 2023
 F374 
 I177  FISHER Francis Marion  I1165  SWAN, Lucy  18 Oct 1891  22 Jan 2023
 F543 
 I101  FISHER Matthias  I1765  DUGAN/DUGGIN, Nancy Jane  24 Dec 1906  20 Jan 2023
 F542 
 I101  FISHER Matthias  I1764  MATTOCK, Ida Mae  8 Sep 1898  20 Jan 2023
 F569 
     I1765  DUGAN/DUGGIN, Nancy Jane    20 Jan 2023
 F568 
 I1809  SHUMAKER, Samuel Kingsley  I1765  DUGAN/DUGGIN, Nancy Jane  Nov 1917  20 Jan 2023
 F567 
 I1807  DUGAN, James Robert  I1808  HALL, Rhoda Ann  1868  20 Jan 2023