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Irving Illinois

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  • January 20

  • Louis Athey Louis Lee Athey was born on October 29, 1929 to Ralph A. Athey and Esther Ruth (Hutchins) Athey at home in the old Irving hotel then owned by his grandfather Nathan Lee Hutchins. The old hotel, now gone, consisted of 5 large rooms and a bath plus a smokehouse on the first floor plus 3 large rooms, 2 small rooms and a bath on the second floor. The front porch was two storied with the second floor holding a porch swing enjoyed by many. The first floor porch covered the Irving sidewalk where occasionally young people gathered to hear Ruth Athey and her band practice in the room at the right front of the old hotel. It is reported that dancing occurred there on occasion from the 1920's to the 1940's. Originally, there were pumps to move water into the bathrooms, but by 1929, cold and hot water was carried by hand to the large old tub, then existing only on the first floor. It is too bad that the old hotel cannot be used as a landmark in the celebration of the Irving sesquicentennial this year! LA
    about 2 years ago
  • March 24

  • Historical Society McCord Cemetery Association Chili Supper Saturday March 26, 2011 4-7 p.m. at the Century House in Irving. $5 adults | $3.75 children 4-10 | children under 3 free. ALL YOU CAN EAT chili, hot dogs, dessert, drink 50/50 drawing tickets available at the door. Call 217-246-4011 for carry-outs.
    about 4 years ago
  • September 01

  • Historical Society

    City of Irving Illinois History
    City of Irving Illinois History
    Irving actually began in the early part of the nineteenth century. After Illinois was admitted into the Union in 1818 more settlers began moving into its fertile prairies in greater numbers. The pioneers came from the Carolinas, Tennessee and Kentucky and traveled by covered wagons and on horseback.
    history.montgomeryco.com

    about 5 years ago Read More
  • August 30

  • Jody Hartman I am looking for old pictures taken at King Cemetary..I am trying to locate old graves that the headstones are misssing from...It is my family's private cemetary. I am attempting to update info. Thanks
    about 5 years ago
  • July 24

  • Historical Society

    A Flock of Snowbirds From Irving
    A Flock of Snowbirds From Irving
    These octogenarians all live in Irving and they had this group picture of themselves made recently, just to prove that residents of Irving live a long time. While they are now counted among the elderly residents of Irving, all have done their bit in the past, for their home community and those about them.
    history.montgomeryco.com

    about 5 years ago Read More
    • barry whiteI also have a copy of this picture. My Great Grandfather was Martin Davis. He passed away iJune 13, 1952.
      Interesting to note that he was born on August 12, 1865, approximately 6 months after his father, Martin M. Davis, passed away February 20, 1865.
      2:15 PM June 11
  • April 20

  • New Sign Installed at McCord Cemetery This past weekend was a big one for McCord Cemetery. Meetings and fundraising galore! I'll cover more of those events in a later post. But today I want to start at the end.

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    This past weekend was a big one for McCord Cemetery. Meetings and fundraising galore! I'll cover more of those events in a later post. But today I want to start at the end. The events of Saturday and Sunday were capped off with the installation of a new sign at McCord Cemetery!




    Supporters of McCord Cemetery proudly display the new sign installed April 17, 2010.









    The sign was generously donated by Galen and Marilyn Strain, and installed by them along with newly-elected members of the McCord Cemetery Association Board and volunteers from Restore McCord.







    Sign being installed. It was a perfect sunny Spring afternoon.






    What a ceremonial ending to a ground-breaking weekend. Thanks to all who attended!

    The old sign had seen better days. This hand-painted piece of history will be preserved at the Irving Area Historical Museum.








    New McCord Cemetery sign. Marilyn Strain planted flowers at the base. They'll be beautiful once they bloom!


  • April 01

  • Support Restore McCord with PayPal! I'm happy to announce that Restore McCord is now accepting donations via PayPal. You can help support cemetery restoration and improvements with this secure, online service using your credit or debit

    about 5 years ago Read Read More
    I'm happy to announce that Restore McCord is now accepting donations via PayPal. You can help support cemetery restoration and improvements with this secure, online service using your credit or debit card. Your donations are tax deductible.
  • March 24

  • April Meeting Will Be a Big One! We're starting to see the first signs that winter is ending, so it's the perfect time to kick off the next phase of work at the McCord Cemetery. We will meet at the Century House (117 East Union) in Irving on Saturday, April 17th.

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    We're starting to see the first signs that winter is ending, so it's the perfect time to kick off the next phase of work at the McCord Cemetery. We will meet at the Century House (117 East Union) in Irving on Saturday, April 17th. The agenda is jam-packed with activities:
    1. 11:00am - 2:00pm: Fundraising Lunch
    2. 2:00: Raffle
    3. 2:15: McCord Cemetery Association Meeting
    4. After the meeting: Installation of New Cemetery Sign
    5. 10:30-2:00: The Irving Area Historical Museum will be open for visitors.

    Note: 100% of all proceeds will go toward cemetery maintainence and restoration.

    You can make a whole day of it! We'll be serving mostaccioli for lunch, with salad, garlic bread, beverages & delicious home-made desserts. The raffle will include several prizes, including a table top quilt donated by Marilyn Strain and a rug donated by Marilyn Taylor. (Other raffle items are still being donated as I write this!)

    During the afternoon meeting, we will formally "restore" the McCord Cemetery Association, the legal owner of the cemetery, by electing officers. The Association needs a president, a secretary-treasurer and 3 directors. We are preparing nomination forms now, so if you or anyone you know would like to serve in one of these postitions, please let us know so we can send you a form. Anyone who has relatives buried at McCord is automatically a member of the Association, but everyone is invited to attend the meeting.

    We'll also be planning this season's cemetery improvements during the meeting. Several ideas will be discussed, including a cleanup day and a new fence. Weather permitting, we'll cap it all off by heading to the cemetery to intall a new sign that has been donated by Galen & Marilyn Strain!

    I'm really looking forward to this day, and I can't wait to see you all in person. Please come for as much of the day as you can!


  • March 19

  • Historical Society

    Early History of Irving Illinois
    Early History of Irving Illinois
    The early settlers lived humble, economical and industrial lives. The gathered together at parties, corn huskings, log rollings, apple paring, carpet rag tackings, spelling bees and singing schools and according to old tales, now and then some skullduggery was promoted by the pranksters.
    history.montgomeryco.com

    about 5 years ago Read More
  • February 12

  • Welcome to Irving Illinois founded by Historical Society
    about 5 years ago
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