10 YEARS AGO (AUGUST 1943)
J. T. Spencer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Spencer, was spending a 30-day leave here. He had been
aboard an American ship in the Indian Ocean which was torpedoed. He, with 23 other members of
the crew, then floated in a life boat for 30 days before being picked up by a Greek ship.
Jesse Barringer was reported
missing in action in the European war area. He was a tail gunner
in the Army Air Corps.
Funeral services were held here for Halley Carbaugh, who died at his home in Nameoki, Ill., Aug. 4.
20 YEARS AGO (AUGUST 1933)
Miss Elsa Heisserer and Charles Job were married at St. Ambrose Church here on Aug. 1.
30 YEARS AGO (AUGUST 1923)
Wm. Spann, 87, father of C. F. Spann of this city, died here on August 3.
40 YEARS AGO (AUGUST 1913)
Mrs. Henry Sanders, wife of the headlight man at the roundhouse, fell on the floor
at their home and broke her right arm.
Grandma Hibner of West Plains, was visiting her daughter, Mrs. E. J. Harrell.
Gerald Wright, son of R.
J. Wright, who had been in Minnesota with a government surveying
party, was visiting here.
10 YEARS AGO (SEPTEMBER 1943)
Chaffee men accepted for military service on Sept. 3 were Cline Griffith, Leland Ancell, Linus
Glastetter, George Buchanon, Arthur LeGrand and Delbert Lewis.
T. M. Stokely was a patient in the Veterans Hospital in Marion, Ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Barron moved into the house at 4th and Elliott which they had just purchased.
20 YEARS AGO (SEPTEMBER 1933)
Louis Ates, 40, of St. Louis, was seriously injured here when he was struck by passenger train 806
at the Frisco station. He was said to have been riding the "blinds" on train 805 from St. Louis and
had jumped off at the passenger station here and got in the path of train 806.
Tom Allen and Mrs. Nellie
Taylor of this city were married by Rev. F. Ernest Bray at First Baptist
Church on Sept. 9.
James E. Tines, 45 years
old, Frisco Railroad Special Agent, was fatally wounded in a reported
holdup near the West Frisco Shops in Springfield. Before he died, Tines said his auto was stopped
by two robbers who fired as he stepped from the car. He died about an hour after being shot.
30 YEARS AGO (SEPTEMBER 1923)
J. W. Ingram was closing up his business affairs here preparatory to locating elsewhere. He organized
the German-American State Bank here in 1914, which later became the Security Savings Bank.