In the late 1880s a curious labor shortage had reached newsworthy status. There was a distinct scarcity of domestic help. Women were declining to enter their assumed places in household service and instead opting to become factory girls.
After immigrating to the United States from Germany in 1869 at age 18 and settling in Quincy two years later, Frederick A."Fred" Wolf began living the American Dream.
John Edmund Wall was known around Quincy for many things. He was a printer, lawyer, orator, philanthropist, writer, political activist, poet, an influential citizen and a songwriter.
George J. Iles was born to Mr. and Mrs. George D. Iles of 1416 N. 14th in 1918. Although a few black children attended the various public schools, Quincy was largely a racially segregated city.
On the morning of Sept. 26, 1904, Elizabeth Weisenberger of 328 State found her granddaughter, Bessie Bement, dying from poison ingestion.
Willis Hardyman dreamed of becoming a sailor in the U.S. Navy. He had been born at home Sept. 4, 1897, the oldest of three children, to Charles and Edith Hardyman, and as a youngster carried newspapers for the Quincy Journal.
When President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany, he stated the United States was joining the fight to bring world peace and declared: "The world must be made safe for democracy."
Pardee Butler was born in New York state and raised in Ohio two centuries ago. Becoming a man of steadfast conviction, he helped the growing United States stay free of slavery.