Calvin A. Warren was one of the earliest lawyers in Quincy. Born in Elizabethtown, N.Y., in 1807, he moved to Ohio in the early 1830s and married in 1835.
Margaret Ringier, head librarian at the Quincy Public Library, confronted her tobacco-chewing patrons. She posted signs around the library on Nov. 9, 1921, declaring: "Warning--No Spitting! Fine $2 to $20."
On Dec. 3, 1885, The Quincy Whig reported on celebrations in the city after the announcement that Quincy had been chosen as the location for the Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home.
John Wood considered his life's greatest accomplishment the part he played in beating back an effort to legalize slavery in Illinois.
In 1850, there were 20 physicians in the city of Quincy and 30 who practiced in other communities in Adams County. In March of that year a committee meeting was held by six physicians with Dr. Samuel W. Rogers presiding. They sent out a call to physician
It was Sunday afternoon, and Lt. Carl Grimmer excitingly wrote his parents that he had been "studying a French primer when who should ride up ... but Kenneth Bush." Grimmer exclaimed: "I surely was glad to see him. ..."
In a time when privacy is an issue being hotly debated and defended through electronic media, we tend to forget how much some of our neighbors have always known about us.