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UNIVERSITY OF

ILL ?RARY

AT U.. AMPAIGN

ILL HIS i. SURVEY









A STANDARD HISTORY

OF

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

ILLINOIS



An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with Particular

Attention to the Modern Era in the Commercial,

Industrial, Civic and Social Development.

A Chronicle of the People, with

Family Lineage and Memoirs



J. R. STEWART

Supervising Editor

Assisted by a Board of Advisory Editors



VOLUME I



ILLUSTRATED



THE LEWIS PUBLISHING COMPANY

CHICAGO AND NEW YORK

1918



ILLINOIS HISTORICAL SURVEY






PREFACE

Champaign County is representative of all that is best in American
life. To the state and the country at large it is chiefly known for its
extraordinary agricultural capacity and for the great University which
has been planted in its midst, and which has drawn to its territory
thousands of able and inspiring men and women. Many have remained
to become a part of its higher life, both in intellectual and moral en-
deavors. Those who know Champaign County more intimately, natives
or old-time residents, also appreciate the. solidity of its material wealth
and the sturdy fiber of its sons and daughters. There is no county in
the United States which has been more faithfully cultivated and the
richness of whose soil has been conserved in a more intelligent and
scientific manner. The grains, the fruits and the live stock of the
county, the artificial drainage, and the various auxiliaries to wholesome
and prosperous living, are of the same high grade as its men and women.

All that is best in American life, as we find it illustrated in Cham-
paign County, has been set forth in this work, as far as the strength, the
industry and the ability of the editor, with the invaluable assistance of
his associates, could realize the high and broad aim of the history. In
this connection we cannot but refer in sorrow to the death of Judge
J. 0. Cunningham, who, though feeble in health as the work progressed,
freely gave of his time and advice. Had he not been called away, he
would have made several special contributions to this history. It has
been thought both wise and expedient, therefore, to make generous
extracts from the history which he had already published.

In taking farewell of Judge Cunningham and this history of Cham-
paign County, it is appropriate to call special attention to the prospectus
which was issued by the company of publication, a paper which was a
promise to those interested in the progress of the county, to cover a
multitude of topics relating to its past and present activities; and, as
the history goes forth, to assert that all the promises therein contained
have been fulfilled, as far as is humanly possible.

J. R. STEWART.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE

CHAPTEE I
PHYSICAL FEATURES : 1

CHAPTER II
HISTORIC RULE OF THE WHITES 35

CHAPTER III
FLEETING GLIMPSES OF THE RED MAN ; 86

CHAPTER IV
PIONEER SETTLERS AND EVENTS 96

CHAPTER V
COUNTY MATTERS AND INSTITUTIONS 135

CHAPTER VI
LEGAL AND MEDICAL 172

CHAPTER VII
SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS 212

CHAPTER VIII
THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 239

CHAPTER IX
THE RAILROADS 329

CHAPTER X
COUNTY'S MILITARY RECORD 351

V



vi HISTOKY OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

PAGE

CHAPTEK XI
TOWNSHIP AND CITY OF CHAMPAIGN 365

CHAPTBE XII
URBANA TOWNSHIP AND CITY 422

CHAPTER XIII
EANTOUL TOWNSHIP AND VILLAGE 457

CHAPTER XIV
HOMER VILLAGE AND SOUTH HOMER TOWNSHIP 469

CHAPTER XV
BROWN TOWNSHIP AND FISHER 477

CHAPTER XVI



ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP AND VILLAGE 482

CHAPTER XVII
MAHOMET TOWNSHIP AND VILLAGE 489

CHAPTER XVIII
TOLONO AND SIDNEY TOWNSHIPS 496

CHAPTER XIX
AYERS AND RAYMOND TOWNSHIPS 505

CHAPTER XX
SADORUS AND PESOTUM TOWNSHIPS 510

.CHAPTER XXI
PHILO AND OGDEN TOWNSHIPS AND VILLAGES 514

CHAPTER XXII
OTHER TOWNSHIPS, VILLAGES AXD STATIONS 518



INDEX



Abbott, S. C., 491

Abbott, W. G., 410

Accredited high schools, 316

Adams, Charles E., 394

Adams, E. F., 385

Adams, G. H., 396

Adams, N. H., 207

Adams, Noble, 492

Adkins, Lewis, 120

Adkins Point, 5, 120

Agricultural and Industrial University,
242

Agricultural Experiment Station, 265, 312

Agricultural societies, 26

Agricultural university extension serv-
ice, 320

Akers, George, 139, 163

Alblinger, A. F., 513

Albright, A. C., 206

Alexander, J. O., 585

Algonquins, 86

Allen, A. A., 487

Allen, F. M., 430

Allen, Henry, 507

Allender, John, 395

Allison, Harvey, 1022

Allison, W. H., 481

Altitudes, 6

Ambraw settlement, 3

American civil government northwesf of
the Ohio, 66

Amsbary, F. C., 383, 391, 412, 632

Amsler, Arthur C., 509

Amsler, Clyde C., 509

Andel, Casimer, 361

Anders, Elijah J., 876

Anderson, A. G., 509

Anderson, David, 96, 99

Anderson, W. B., 445

Andrews, E. N., 395

Angel, J. H., 382

Appellate courts, 182

Apple growers, 22

Apples, 22

Archdeacon, William, 355

Argo, M. H., 920

Armentrout, A. C., 396

Armory and Aviation Corps (view), 361

Arms, A. A. 983

Arnold, I. B., 388

Artificial drainage, 13

Asher, Levi, 218

Aspern, Henry F., 389



Ater, Edward, 159, 164, 187, 431

Atherton, George W., 387, 388

Atkinson, Samuel P., 383, 410, 552

Atkinson, W. E., 432

Atwood, Green, 145, 164, 471

Austin, John H., 355

Avey, Francis M., 628

Ayers, Alexander M., 187, 359

Ayers, Homer W., 359

Ayers township, 505-509

Babb, Charles, 646

Babb, Charles D., 957

Babb, Edwin P., 608

Babb, George J., 373, 757

Babb, Milton, 608

Babcock, Kendric C., 303, 305, 306

Bacon, Mrs. Jonathan, 382, 407

Baddeley, Charles, 382

Baddeley, C. H., 419

Baddeley, John C., 344, 368

Baddeley, T. J., 420

Bagley, William C., 306

Bailey, David, 414, 589

Bailey, Edward, 359, 414, 591

Bailey, Fred S., 667

Bailey, John, 516

Bainum, J. H., 410

Baird, Harriet, 947

Baird, L. W., 947

Baker, Charles E., 420

Baker, Edward C., 971

Baker, Garrett H., 454

Baker, I. A., 475

Baker, James C., 447

Ball, R. G., 478

Ballantine, Henry W., 303, 305

Banes, E., 221

Bank founded in West Urbana, 370

Bank of Broadlands, 508

Bank of Tolono, 498

Banking legislation, 81

Bar (see Lawyers)

Barber, James, 975

Barnes, 'N. O., 476

Bartholomew, James M., 202

Bartholow, E. C., 210, 211

Bartholow, J. M., 205

Bartley, Benjamin, 483

Bartley, George, 483

Bartley, Jacob, 139, 163j 483, 486

Bartley, Sarah, 484

Bartling, Henry, 360



Vlll



INDEX



Barton, R. S. 385

Barton, W. F., 476

Bartow, Edward, 314

Bassett, Rollo 8., 576

BatcMor, S. W., 401

Bauman, C. P., 493

Baxter, Noah, 129

Beach, B. C., 373, 388, 389, 520

Beach, H. C., 388

Bear, Henry C., 732

Bear, Lou N., 164

Beard, Joseph H., 304

Beardsley, George F., 382, 383, 393, 410

Beardsley, H., 388

Beardsley park, 393

Bearse, S. L., 203

Beasley, A. W., 420

Beasley, J. S., 382

Beasley, Nat C., 419, 420

Beck, J. N., 410

Beck, William C., 430

Beckley, Isaac G., 119

Beers, John N., 383, 391, 419

Behrens, ^Herman H., 858

Beidler, Aaron, 387, 388

Beidler, Annie M., 389

Beiser, Frederick, 367

Bench (see Courts and Judges)

Benedict, J. A., 223

Bengtson, Engward, 745

Bennett, J., 473

Bensyl, J. B., 1045

Bensyl, J. W., 901

Bercher, Theodore, 431

Berger, A. J., 394

Berkley, T. P., 918

Berks, Henry W., 383, 389, 413, 419, 420

Besore, C. A., 431

Betzer, I. L., 387

Bevier, Isabel, 323

Bialeschke, Herman J., 1030

Biekley, Samuel G., 131

Big Elm, Where Lincoln made Famous

Speech (view), 153
Big Four (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago

& St. Louis Railroad), 348
Big Grove, 2, 120, 136, 141
Bigelow, Edward, 385, 410
Bill, A. J., 479
Birch, Charles, 722
Birds as insect destroyers, 14
Birdsell, E. L, 207
Bireline, Leo H., 619
Birney, S. H., 203, 205, 211, 355
Bishop, Thomas, 431
Black Hawk War, 352, 353
Black, John C., 192
Blaine, Boyd S., 420, 586
Elaine, Scott W., 953
Blaine, Shields A., 373, 414
Blanchard, W. W., 369, 394
Blasberg, D., 508
Block, 348



Block, Theodore L., 639

Blue, Anthony H., 696

Blue, J. H., 640

Blue, L. H., 715

Board of examiners in accountancy, 315

Bocock, John W., 924

Boggs, Franklin H., 183, 403, 431

Bois, J. J., 464

Boland, J. T., 373

Bondville, 206, 347, 521

Bongard, 348

Bongart, M., 410

Bowen, E. L., 473

Bowen, H. F., 394

Bowen, William, 388

Bower, H. S., 498

Bower, Robert A., 211, 497

Bower, R. A., Jr., 498

Bower, S. M., 498

Bower, William T., 498

Bowermaster, James A., 420

Bowman, Ray L., 389

Bowsher, C. A., 385

Bowse's Grove, 3

Boyd, James, 124

Boyd, James W., 92

Boyden, Ezekiel, 356, 431

Boys, Charles, 851

Bradley, Benjamin C., 6, 463

Bradley, Daniel, 355 \?

Bradshaw, Arthur, 147, 151, 444, 445, 473

Bradshaw, Jacob, 164

Brand, Alonzo S., 1030

Brauer, Asahel, 177

Brayshaw, Joseph, 945

Breese, Sidney, 334, 340

Brennon, Cornelia, 1065

Brennon, Patrick, 1065

Bridges, 145

Broadlands, 206, 348, 505, 507

Broadlands Grain and Coal Company, 507

Bronson, Howard G., 330

Browder, Olin L., 431, 672

Brown, Anderson, 463

Brown, F. M., 420

Brown, George C., 1028

Brown, James N., 299

Brown, John W., 1023

Brown, Myron S., 202, 203, 356, 431

Brown, Robert H., 203, 356

Brown, Seely, 420

Brown, Steven, 478

Brown township, 477, 478

Brown, William B., 888

Brownell, Chester D., 412, 786

Brownfield, Henry M., 926

Brownfield, John, 120, 163, 185, 218, 351

Brownfield Road, 129

Brownfield, Robert, 124, 351

Brownlee, Jas. H., 431

Bruer, Asahel, 147, 223

Bruner, F. C., 445

Bryan, John, 5, 489



INDEX



IX



Bryan 's Ford, 5

Bryant, Martin S., 446

Buch, Jacob, 165, 410

Buchan, Jay G., 808

Buck, Catherine, 758

Buck, Eli, 758

Buck Grove, 521

Buck, Thomas, 663

Buhs, Herman H., 989

Buhs, John C., 990

Building and Loan Associations, 84

Bullock, H. E., 465

Bundy, Herman W., 1029

Bunn, D. P., 447

Burbee, Charles L., 454

Burke, A. M., 414

Burke, E. I., 414

Burke, P. B., 164

Burkhardt, C. B., 474

Burnham, Albert C., 387, 388, 405, 408,

412, 626
Burnham Athaeneum, Champaign, 387;

(view), 386

Burnham, Mrs. A. C., 383, 407
Burnham Hospital (view), 404
Burnham, Julia F., 405, 408
Burnham, Julia F., Endowment Fund,

388

Burnham, Eobert D., 389, 409, 627
Burning of the High School, Mahomet

(view), 492

Burr, Ellis M., 164, 412
Burr, George W., 165
Burr Oak Grove, 4, 516
Burres, W. F., 205, 206
Burrill, Mrs. T. J., 407
Burrill, Thomas J., 268, 271, 307, 433
Burrows, A. T., 439
Burt, Benjamin, 359
Burt, Thomas A., 164, 454
Burton, E. V., 165
Burton, William D., 561
Burwash, Margaret, 691
Burwash, Samuel L., 690
Burwash, Thomas N., 202
Busch, Louis A., 165, 530
Busey, Clyde L., 970
Busey, George W., 118, 414, 454
Busey, Isaac, 119, 120, 122, 133, 139,

163, 428, 429, 489
Busey, James S., 423
Busey, Martin K., 922
Busey, Mary E., 558
Busey, Matthew, 141, 143
Busey, Matthew W., 118, 145, 164, 404,

409, 414, 452, 454, 558
Busey, Matthew W. (Colonel), 117, 118,

119, 122, 146, 147, 161, 185, 366, 429
Busey, Mrs. M. W., 409
Busey, Mrs. 8. T., 408, 437, 456
Busey Memorial Library (see Urbana

Free Library)
Busey, Paul G., 454



Busey, Samuel T., 119, 354, 357, 431,

452, 556

Busey, Simeon H., 117, 452
Busey 's State Bank, 452, 454
Butler, M., 445
Butler, N., 383

Butler, Thomas L., 119, 353, 499
Butterfield, James, 360
Butzow, Edward, 1058
Butzow, Jennie, 1060
Byerly, A. C., 445
Byers, Mijamin, 136, 144

Cain, Patrick H., 873

Cairo City & Canal Company, 336

Cadet Brigade, University of Illinois, 363

Caldwell, C. Maxwell, 609

Campbell, Alexander, 498

Campbell, Archa, 164, 185, 186, 346, 430,
431, 459

Campbell, Archibald B., 498, 1021

Campbell, Felix G., 742

Campbell, John, 345

Campbell, J. M., 410

Campbell, Lewis, 499

Campbell, Peter S., 647

Campbell, T. H., 164

Canning Club in Action (view), 30

Cannon, Daniel D., 164

Cannon, Joseph G., 164, 181

Cannon, J. H., 448

Capital moved to Springfield, 78

Capron, Hazen S., 389, 414, 547

Capron, Mrs. H. S., 407

Carle, A. G., 430

Carley, Mark, 368, 370, 569

Carman, I. N., 401

Carman, Mrs. A. P., 407

Carnahan, Mrs. D. F., 407

Games, Columbus, 463

Carpenter, J. C., 503

Carroll, P. D., 445

Carrothers, John, 439

Carter, Florence E., 389

Carter, Joseph, 385

Carter, Mrs. Joseph, 409

Cartwright, Peter, 444

Catron, A., 208

Cavalry Companies in the Civil War, 360

Central Illinois counties, early isolation
of, 330

Central Illinois Gazette, 415

Central School, Champaign, 380

Ceramic engineering, 322

Cereals, 13, 21

Chaffee, D. H., 497

Chaffee, Herman, 201, 209

Chamberlin, T. C., 314

Chambers, William M., 211

Champaign and Urbana Gas, Light &

Coke Company, 349

Champaign and Urbana Water Com-
pany, 350, 390



INDEX



Champaign and Urbana Water Works
(view), 390

Champaign and Urbana Wnan's Club,
409

Champaign Art Club, 406

Champaign (township and city), 206,
349, 365-421; first buildings erected
in, 368; name adopted, 369; commis-
sion form of government, 371; mayors,
373; public school buildings, 377-382;
West High School, 379; newspapers,
415.

Champaign Chamber of Commerce, 410

Champaign Chapter No. 50, B. A. M., 420

Champaign Commandery No. 68, K. T.,
420

Champaign County Agricultural, Horti-
cultural and Mechanical Association, 28

Champaign County Fair and Driving
Association, 29, 432

Champaign County Farmers' Institute,
29, 32

Champaign County Country Club, 409

Champaign County Herald, 439

Champaign County Medical Society, 203

Champaign County News, 416, 685

Champaign Gazette, 415

Champaign High School, 376, 382

Champaign High School (view), 374

Champaign High School (1893), (view),
384

Champaign High School (1913), (view),
384

Champaign Lodge No. 333, I. O. O. F.,
420

Champaign Masonry (by Edwin A.
Kratz), 416

Champaign National Bank, 414

Champaign Social Science Club, 408

Chandler, Guy B., 459

Chanute Aviation Field, Eantoul, 467

Chase, S. W. D., 441, 444

Chapin, Dennis, 514

Chapin, E. B., 416, 498

Chapin, E. J., 498

Chapman, Bert L., 973

Cheever, D. A., 388 t

Chenoweth, Charles, 814

Cherry Grove, 4

Cherry, Henry, 824

Chester, Elias, 366

Chester, E. E., 366, 373

Chester, E. O., 366, 409

Chicago & Eastern Illinois Eailroad, 348,
509, 516

Chicago & Indiana Coal Company, 348

Childs, I. C., 387

Choate, Sidney G., 361

Cholera epidemic of 1834, 194

Cholera epidemic of 1854, 199, 200

Church, John W., 892

Churchill, E. Clarence, 509, 1004

Churchill, Jason E., 908



Christian, A. M., 497

Christian Church, Fisher, 481

Circular hunt, 128

Circuit Court, 159, 173, 175, 178, 180,
181, 183, 429; first term, 150

Cities, population (1833-1917), 169

City of Champaign, 370

City Park (see White Park), Champaign

Citizens Bank of Tolono, 498

Citizens State Bank, Champaign, 414

Civil War, 354-360

Clark, Cyrus S., 164

Clark, Florence W., 404

Clark, Henry B., 1033

Clark, Jessie, 1034

Clark, John, 614

Clark, John A., 616

Clark, Nathan M., 164, 344, 354, 359, 368

Clark, Thomas A., 303, 304, 387

Clark, William G., 516

Cleghorn, A., 401

Clements, James, 163, 164

Clennon, Martin J., 874

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis
Eailroad, 348

Cline, Eoy E., 814

Clippinger, E. W., 394

Coe, C. S., 512

Coffeen, M. D., 470, 472

Coffman, David H., 750

Coffman, Harry A., 751

Coffman, William H., 360, 410, 599

Coggeshall, Fielding A., 165

Coggeshall, Job S., 207

Cogswell, George E., 420

Cohen, Sidney, 361

Cole, George, 503

Cole, Morris F., 885

Cole, W. E., 550

Coler, William N., 189, 354, 356, 366, 430,
438

Collan, B. A., 420

College of Agriculture, 284, 320

College of Dentistry organized, 274

College of Engineering founded, 256

College yell adopted, 297

Collison, Fred, 414

Collison, Louis G., 666

Colonel Nodine Post No. 140, G. A. E.,
409

Columbia, C. F., 382, 420

Colvin, Thomas J., 561

Commercial Bank, Champaign, 414

Commercial Bank, Philo, 515

Commission form of government in Cham-
paign, 371

Company A, Twentieth Illinois Infan-
try, 355

Company M, Fourth Eegiment, I. N. G.,
360

Compromise Township, 521

Concrete Wallows for Swine (view), 27

Conger, Josiah, 120, 500



INDEX



XI



Conkey, A. J., 476

Conkey, Frank M., 951

Conkey, Lillian, 475

Conkey, William A., 110, 197, 207, 473

Conklin, J. C., 388

Conner, Wilson, 605

Connor, Patrick, 654

Clark, Anna S., 407

Constitution of 1848, 80

Constitution of 1870, 84

Coogler, F. 8., 420

Cook, John, 496

Cook, Isham, 123, 130

Cook, Orie A., 906 .

Coolley, L. H., 508

Coolley, William A., 508, 1034

Coons, Emma, 940

Coons, Jacob S., 939

Cooper, Albert E., 1005

Cooper, Charles, 218

Cooper, George, 491

Cooter, David, 478

Corbett, J. A., 498

Corbly, Lindsey, 703

Cord, Truman O., 946

Core, Henry C., 164

Core, James, 203, 207, 210

Corn, 13, (view) 24

Corray's Grove, 4

Cotton, Charlie N., 957

Coughlin, William, 373

Country Club House and Grounds

(view), 410

County Court, 159, 186
County divided into election districts,

140

County finances, 167, (1846) 148
County Jail, First (view), 146
Countv judges, 186
County of Illinois, 64, 66
County poor farm, 163
County seat contest, 140
County seat fixed, 132
County superintendents of schools, 228
County teachers' institutes, 227
Court of county commissioners created,

159
Courthouse, Jail and Sheriff's Residence

(1901) (view), 160
Courthouses, 144, 149, 152, 158, 159, 177,

219

Courtney, William E., 361
Courts, 173-188
Cow (view), 108
Cowden, James, 484
Cox, David, 164
Coyle, Anthony, 1053
Craig, C. M., 205
Craigmile, Alexander, 555
Crandall, Charles E., 439
Crandall, David S., 438
Crane, A. Jackson, 203
Crane, F., 445



Crane, Lauzarah V., 785

Craven, Ben. J., 410

Crawford, Augustus, 223

Crawford, Augustus S., 520

Creamer, James A., 498, 1023

Creative Act of Champaign County, 137

Cromer, John C., 475

Cross, Abraham, 465

Cross, F. E., 465

"Crusher," noted cavalry horse, 1054

Crystal Lake Park, Urbana (view), 432

Culver, J. D., 207

Cummings, J. W., 448

Cunningham, A. P., 343, 410, 431

Cunningham Children's Home, 448,
(view) 449

Cunningham Deaconess Home and Or-
phanage (see Cunningham Children's
Home)

Cunningham, George N., 389, 754

Cunningham, J. O., 134, 146, 152, 187,
227, 344, 415, 427, 432, 438, 448, 527

Cunningham, Mary M., 528

Cuppernell, Delia, 1017

Cuppernell, Mary M., 1016

Cuppernell, Mayme, 1017

Cuppernell, Merit V., 1016

Current, Fay E., 473, 476

Current, James M., 1014

Curtis, George W., 454

Cushing, H. E., 205

Cushing, Mrs. H. E., 407

Custer, Benjamin M., 1039

Custer, James, 520

Cutcheon, L. M., 227

Dairy products, 14

Dale, Charles W., 487, 1047

Dale, F. L., 487

Dale, William O., 790

Dallenbach, J. J., 417, 419

Dallenbach, John C., 677

Daly, Charles A., 515, 860

Danville, Urbana & Champaign Eailway

Company, 35
Danville, Urbana, Bloomington & Pekin

Eailroad, 426
Darrah, A. T., 203, 204
Davenport, Eugene, 303, 305, 312, 322
Davidson, George W., 391
Davidson, James W., 164, 419
Davidson, Mrs. J. T., 408
Davies, James M., 164, 431
Davis, David, 180
Davis, George W., 164
Davis, Henry E., 1049
Davis, Henry K., 438
Davis, Jehu E., 1015
Davis, Joseph, 500
Davis, Josiah, 447
Davis, Maud, 1049
Davis, Oliver L., 181
Davis, W. A., 449



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INDEX



Day, Jeremiah, 520

Day, W. A., 373

Day, William, 391

Day, William B., 306

Dead Man 's Grove, 4

Dean, James, 131

Dean of Women's Department created,

274

DeBurn, Eugene, 387
Decker, Charles G., 1009
Decker, T. H., 480
Delaney, Frank, 846
DeLong Brothers, 1027
DeLong, Edward B., 1027
DeLong, William H., 1027
Denhart, Louis, 972
Denhart, Sophia, 972
Denton, F. D., 503

Department of Domestic Science estab-
lished, 297
Department of Forestry and Landscape

Gardening established, 298
Dewey, 347, 523
Dewey Bank, 523
Dewey, M. A., 32
DeWolf, Frank W., 315
Dick, Jesse N., 1063
Dickerson, J., 373
Diller, F. S., 205
Dilley, Charles, 349
Dillon, William, 205
Dillsburg, 520
Dillsburg Township, 520
Diseases, 123
Divan, Isaac, 928
Dobbins, Oliver B., 373, 578
Dobson, Carl, 478
Dobson, Franklin, 459, 523
Dodds, J. C., 205
Dodds, Joseph, 807
Dodge, John W., 459, 463, 519
Dodson, Ira H., 1050
Dodson, Levi, 373
Dollinger, F., 388
Donaldson, Tiffin, 222
Dorcas Society, Champaign, 406
Doty, George E., 361
Downing, William J., 778
Downs, Nancy I., 896
Draper, Andrew S., 271, 275, 279
Draper, Mrs. A. A., 447
Dresser, D. W., 402
Drift, 8

Driskell, George, 648
Duncan, Joseph, 77
Duncan school law, 215
Dundas, J. W., 481
Dunham, John, 126, 440
Dunlap, H. J., 21, 29, 367, 415, 420
Dunlap, H. M., 367
Dunlap, Mrs. H. M., 408
Dunlap, M. L., 21, 23, 157, 366, 417



Dunlap Orchards, Savoy (view), 367
Dunn, J. B., 884
Dunn, Matison F., 905
Dutch Flats, 6
Dyer, C., 32

Eads, Frank, 463

Eads, Luther, 462

Eads, L. T., 165

Eagleton, Charles M., 760

Ealey, W. M., 714

Earhart, W. R., 452

Early deaths, 123

Early tax payers, 132

Early, Thomas J., 983

Earnest, William W., 385, 529.

East Bend Township, 522

East High School, Champaign, 379

Eaton, David, 514

Eaton, Lucius, 514

Eaton, T. C., 447

Edens, Henry J. F., 989

Edgar, J. P., 473

Educational (see Schools and Teachers)

Edwards, James L., 908

Ekblaw, Andrew, 775

Elder, James G, 206

Elliott, Amos, 857

Elliott, Mrs. W. J., 475

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cham- ,
paign, 401

Emmanuel Memorial Church (see Em-
manuel Episcopal Church, Cham-
paign)

Engineering Experiment Station, 312,
316

English Brothers, 593

English, Edward C., Jr., 593

English, Richard C., 593

Episcopal Church, Hantoul, 465

Erb, John L., 306

Ernst, Ferdinand, 75

Esworthy, J. R., 597

Evangelical Lutheran Immanuel Church,
Broadlands, 508

Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cham-
paign, 396

Evans, Augustus M., 164, 691

Evans, Joseph, 366

Evans, William F., 763

Exton, George W., 431

Exton, T. J., 205

Eycleshymer, Albert C., 303

Fagaly, F. M., 819
Fair Association, 29
Fairclo, George C., 693
Fairfield, Charles, 833
Farlow, Lawrence E., 883
Farm Bureau, 34
Farmers' Club, 29

Farmers' Elevator Company, Rantoul,
464



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Farnam, Jeffrey A., 344, 368

Farr, A. ii., 400

Faulkner, L. W., 420

Fay, A. F., 454

Fenimore, Alice, 1068

Fenimore, George W., 1067

Fenwick, M., 909

Ferguson, William, 480

Fernald, W. J., 205

Ficklin, O. B., 178

Fielder, Charles, 124

Fielder, Runnel, 101. 121, 122, 136, 428

Filbey, Edward J., 303

Filson, J. E., 420

Finch, J. H., 205

Finfrock, Chancy L., 710

Fiock, John, 582

Fiock, Mary E., 583

Fire of 1866 (Champaign), 371

First assessment in county (1833), 165

First Baptist Church, Champaign, 400

First Baptist Church, Urbana, 445

First Brick House in Urbana (1841)

(view), 453

First bridge in the county, 486
First Champaign High School (West

Side) (view), 381

First Christian Church, Urbana, 447
First Church of Christ Scientist, Cham-
paign, 403

First Congregational Church, Cham-
paign, 369, 394

First counties of Illinois state, 73
First county jail, 146
First criminal indictment, 176
First East Side High School (view),

381
First Henry Sadorus Home (1824)

(view), 511
First land entries, 122
First Methodist Episcopal Church,

Champaign, 395

First Methodist Episcopal Church, Ur-
bana Mill, 442
First murder trial, 179
First National Bank of Champaign,

413, 545

First National Bank, Ogden, 517
First National Bank, Urbana, 454
First organized drainage district, 486
First poor farm in the county, 486
First Presbyterian. Church, Champaign,

368, 393

First Presbyterian Church, Urbana, 446
First public park in county, 344
First public school in Champagin, 369
First railroad enters Urbana, 343
First School in Cha/npaign (view), 378
First Schoolhouse Built near Urbana

(1832) (view), 217

First school on the Sangamon Eiver,
218



First state constitutional convention, 71

First state officers, 72

First State Trust and Savings Bank,

Urbana, 454

First University Bank, Urbana, 455
First voting precincts, 136
Fisher, 206, 478 '
Fisher, David G., 624
Fisher electric light plant, 479
Fisher, Luther, 503
Fisher Reporter, 479
Fisher, R. T., 165
Fisher Times, 479
Flannigan, A. S., 445
Flannigan, Joseph, 499
Flatt, Alba J., 520, 777
Flatt, Ross A., 520, 1045
Flatville, 522
Fleming, S. L., 420
Fletcher, Mary A., 222, 385
Flower, Lucy L., 265
Fluck, M. J. A., 420
Flynn, B. F., 399
Flynn, George W., 356, 415, 438
Foos farm, 478



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