Burglar Fatally Shot September 25, 1892

Joliet, Ill., Sept 24. –Special Telegram– A party of thieves was discovered early this morning in the store of Nicholas Kaffer, at Minooka, situated ten miles from here, and the proprietor was awakened. Obtaining a revolver he came down stairs and opened...

Brothers’ Deaths Prompt Inquiry

Braceville, Ill. – (AP) Two bachelor brothers, who lived apart in two houses on their farm near here, were found dead in their beds yesterday under mysterious circumstances. Mrs. John Peterson, their mother, went to Victor’s house and found him dead....

1863 Grundy County Tornado

Chicago, April 23. A terrific tornado occurred in the vicinity of Grundy county on Saturday last. It first visited the town of Norman, where the fences were prostrated. From there its course was plainly traced to the town of Mazon. Houses were torn from their...

Slugging Match – August 17, 1885

Braidwood, Ill., Aug 17. A slugging match took place five miles east of here at daylight this morning between Adam Patterson, a saloon keeper, and George Mulvey, a miner, both from Braceville, for a purse of $500. Mulvey knocked Patterson out after one hundred and...

Three Men Killed – February 22, 1903

Bloomington, Illinois, Feb 23 The pilot of engine No. 600 on the Alton, pulling the Hummer, when it arrived in this city at 10 o’clock last night was bespattered with blood and torn bits of clothing. These were ghastly reminders of a tragedy at Braceville, where...

Malcomb Family Newspaper Articles

Morris Advertiser, Oct. 27, 1866, p. 3 Wm. Ryan and C. Smith have purchased the stock of groceries owned by S. V. Malcomb. Smith & Co. have moved their stock into the Malcomb store, and will hereafter carry on the business under the firm of Smith & Co. at...
Almyra Lamb Williams Ferguson Obituary

Almyra Lamb Williams Ferguson Obituary

Almyra Lamb was born January 23, 1826, in Alleghany Co. N.Y. Her family removed to Geneva Ohio, when she was sixteen years of age. She married three years after, to William WILLIAMS of Ashtabula, Ohio. In 1845 they came to Hainesville, Illinois, not by fast trains, as...

Fatal Accident of Ryan Conklin

Ryan Conklin, One of Our Oldest and Most Highly Esteemed Citizens Thrown From His Wagon and Instantly Killed Another old settler has been taken from our midst. Monday morning H. R. Conklin was killed by the running away of his horses. He came to town with a team and...

N. J. Comerford’s Scrapbook #5

N. J. Comerford, a prominent citizen of Minooka and Joliet, collected obituaries and newspaper articles during his lifetime for placement in his scrapbook. Michele Roberts, historian at Three Rivers Public Library in Minooka, photocopied his books for transcription....

N. J. Comerford’s Scrapbook #4

N. J. Comerford, a prominent citizen of Minooka and Joliet, collected obituaries and newspaper articles during his lifetime for placement in his scrapbook. Michele Roberts, historian at Three Rivers Public Library in Minooka, photocopied his books for transcription....