According to the American Medical Association, Dr. Edmund Brewer (E.B.) Montgomery was the oldest practicing physician in the country when he died Dec. 8, 1954. His parents, Robert and Elizabeth, were from New Jersey and Ohio but moved west.
Christmas week in Quincy was a busy season a century ago with the hustle and bustle of shopping, school and church programs, mailing and receiving Christmas cards and packages.
Micah and Sarah Ross and their six sons and four daughters lived in a small home in Pittsfield, Mass. The family had little means to accommodate and educate their children.
In October 1950, the Adams County Medical Society celebrated its 100th anniversary. The organization and the Woman's Auxiliary to the society planned a four-day celebration from Saturday, Oct. 14 to Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Long before Gardner Denver occupied its site, the land west of Indian Mounds Park was home to two distilleries. The first was Thayer's Distillery, an operation begun by two brothers, Sylvester and W.B. Thayer.
Payson Township lies on the southern boundary of Adams County and contains only two incorporated communities: Payson and Plainville. Ill. 96 bisects the township diagonally, going through both towns. The township is drained by several large creeks.
By Aug. 15, 1862, 10 companies that were to comprise the 84th Illinois Volunteer Infantry were camped at Quincy. When mustered into federal service on Sept. 1, the regiment numbered 987 men.
Edward Gaggs Castle was born in Carlisle, England, in 1814. Carlisle is just 10 miles south of the border of Scotland. He earned his chemist (pharmacy) degree from King's College in 1841.