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Feb,23rd 1902, Mr.Alex Reynolds and Miss Alice Nelson were married at
the residents of the brides parents, Mr and Mrs E.V.Nelson, at nine
o'clock Sunday morning, Rev J.L.House, officiating. A large crowd
witnessed the ceremony, after the crowd marched down to the church to
Sunday school. They are both highly respected young people, and we wish
them a long and happy life. We wondered all the time we were setting
this letter why it was written by a stranger, and why the writer was so
concerned about matrimony, and now we see. Miss Alice Nelson has been a
regular correspondent to the Eagle for a long time, and we never had a
better one. Her sister wrote for us untill she married, then Miss Alice
took it up. We hope to not lose her as a news gatherer,but if we must;
we hope Phil Darnell or someone else that wants to marry will continue
the correspondence. Miss Alice is an excellent young lady, and of as
good a family as that hamlet affords. We wish that her greatest wish and
highest expectations may be granted.
Christette Nelson observes 100th Birthday
Sunday was a great day for Mrs Christette Walker Nelson of
Hamletsburg,for at that time the little lady observed her one-hundredth
birthday. It was a great day too, for her four children,and 18
grandchildren and the many friends and neighbors who gathered in her
home in her honor. Although her birthday is actually today ( Thursday )
she decided to celebrate it Sunday because all her children could be
home. She enjoyed the affair immensely the dinner at noon, the flowers
and gifts, the visits with relatives,friends and neighbors. She was
queen for the day-regning from her bed in quiet dignity,obviously
pleased with the attention showered upon her. A native of Pope
County,,Mrs Nelson has lived in Hamletsburg,in the house she now
occupies, the past 68 years. In 1875 she married E.V.Nelson,a
Louisianan,whom she met during the Civil war. he died 12 years ago at
the age of 91. Together they farmed the rich Pope Co, soil, and reared a
hardy Pope Co. family. Mrs Nelson is proud of her 18 grandchildren,35
great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren. A member of the
New Liberty Baptist church, untill her confinement to her bed five years
ago.She was an active worker in the congregation, and enjoyed the
reputation of being a good neighbor-prompt to visit the sick, first to
offer condolences and a helping hand to the unfortunate. She is a
member of long standings of Myrtle Camp No. 6763,Royal Neighbors of
America. Mrs Neson considers her self fortunate that her childre live
near enough to call on her often. One daughter Dora lives in
Hamletsburg,another, Alice lives in Brookport,and she has one daughter (
Anna ) who lives at home with her ,and a son Carl Nelson, a cook on the
US Engineers boat, The Jewett, often visits her on weekends.
E.V. Nelson's Obituary
Hamletsburg,Ill, Aug 23, E.V.Nelson 91, died at 11 am. today at his home
here. following in illness of seven weeks. Mr Nelson had been a member
of the New Liberty Baptist church for 61 years and recently received a
pin representing his 50-year membership in the Masonic lodge. Surviving
Mr nelson besides his widow are three daughters, Mrs Dora Owens, Mrs
Annie Russell and Mrs Alice Reynolds all of Hamletsburg; a son Carl
Nelson of Hamletsburg,and three brothers, J.W. of East Prairie Mo,
L.Q,of Qulin,Mo. and G.W. of San Fransico. 19 grandchildren and19 great
grandchildren and one great great gradchild. Funeral services will be
held at 2:30 p.m Sunday at the Hamletsburg Baptist church, with the Rev
Millard Wooldridge, assisted by the Rev. .J.L. Wahl, officiating.
Burial will be in Hamletsburg cemetery.
Mrs Alice Reynolds the daughter of E.V.Nelson and Christette
Walker Nelson, was born on Dec, 3rd 1883 in Pope County. Passed away
from this life Monday, March 21st at St mary's hospital,Kankakee, at the
age of 82 years 2 months and 20 days.
She was united in marriage to Alex Reynolds in Feb, 1902 who preceeded
her in death,1942. To this union 10 children were born: all of who
survived: six daughters, Retta Handorf, Leota Blake, Elsie Clavin,
Lucille Line, Ann Davidson, Norma Owens. Four sons, Owen Reynolds,Nelson
Reynolds,Jack Reynolds,and Billy Reynolds. 19 grandchildren.Two sisters
Dora Owens and Anna Russell.
Mrs Reynolds lived a true christian life and gave to the world a fine
family of children. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America.
Also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No# 508, Brookport.
Norman Lewis, frank Owens, Juluis Jones,Melvin sooders, Jack Russell,
and Carlton Caldwell served as pall bearers. Ladies
of the Hamletsburg Baptist church served as flower girls, and the church
chior sang. Accompanied by Mrs Juanita Smith.
Alpha Retta Handorf
Services for Alpha Retta Handorf,74, 615 S.Osborn Ave, wil be at 11 am
Wednesday at Schreffler & Sexton funeral home. Kankakee Chapel,the Rev.
Fred Creamer officiating. Mrs Handorf died at 4:30 pm
Sunday at St,Mary's Hospital, following a one month illness.
She was born Dec, 15th 1905 in Hamletsburg, Illinois to Mr and Mrs Alex
Reynolds. She was married June 6 1924 in Kankakee to John Handorf. He
died Sept of 1977.
She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church. Survivors
include two daughters. Six grand children and four great grandchildren.
Four sisters, and two brothers. Her parents and two
brothers are deceased.
Visitation at the funeral home will be from 2 pm Tuesday. Burial will be
at the Memorial Gardens.
Clifton- Leota Blake, 81 of Country Side Villas, Clifton, died Tuesday
at Provena St.Mary's Hosital. Visitation will be from 2-4pm Thursday at
Hertz-Thoma Chapel. A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev.Richard
Pighini at 10;30 am, friday at St.Patricks Catholic Church, Kankakee,
where she was a member. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery. Memorials
may be made to the Amercan Diabetes Association. She was
born Sept,16th,1916, in Hamletsburg, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Alex
Reynolds. Surviving are her husband, two sons and one sister, six
grandchildren and spouses, and two step grandchildren. Her parents Alex
and Alice Reynolds are deceased. Her daughter Carol Welker is deceased.
Alex E. Reynolds
In Memory of
Alex E Reynolds
Date of birth May
Date of Death
Feb. 21, 1943
Date an hour of service
Hamletsburg Baptist Church
Place Of Interment
William Owen Reynolds
In Memory Of
WILLIAM OWEN REYNOLDS
A Native of Hamletsburg, Illinois
Born 14, 1903
Passed away October 3, 1977
Services st the graveside
October 5 1977, 3;00 pm
Officiating Los Angeles
Masonic Service Center
Inglewood Memorial Park
Directors, Godeau & Martinoni Mortuary
Leota Reynolds Marriage Announcement
Leota Reynolds is Bride Saturday
Miss Leota Reynolds daughter of Mr.& Mrs Alex Reynolds of Hamletsburg
and James Blake son of August Blake of North Chicago Ave, were married
Saturday Morning at St. Patrick's Church.
The rev. F.J.Harbauer read the single ring ceremony. Mrs Worby was the
organist. Miss Margiene Blake and Leonard Blake were
the attendents. The
bride was given by her brother in law, John Line Jr.And for her wedding
she chose a powder blue street length dress with harmonizing
accessories. Her flowers were pink roses.
A breakfast was served later at the Blake home. Following a honeymoon in
Chicago. Mr & Mrs Blake will reside at No. Schuyler Ave. Mr and Mrs
Blake are employed at the Bear Brand Hoisery Company. Mr and Mrs
Urbaniczk were out of town wedding guest.
Line-Reynolds Wedding Announcement
The daughter of Mr and Mrs Alex Reynolds, Lucille Reynolds and John Line
Jr. were married at 8'o clock Friday evening at the home of John Line at
So. Fourth Ave, with the Rev. G.A. Eckstrand officiating, before a large
group of friends and relatives.
They were attended by Miss Anna Reynolds, sister of the bride and the
grooms father Rex Line.
The bide was attire in Robin's egg blue with gray accessories, and the
bridesmaids wore pink with white accessories. Both carried bouquets of
roses and baby's breath. Walter Babel
played the wedding march and preceding the ceremony, Homer white sang "
I Love You Truely" Immediately after the ceremony refreshments were
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