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bill of James Meekins for $2.00 for May marshal salary be allowed. Carried.
Council meeting, April 27, 1908—Nathan A. Perry was tendered the job of marshal at a salary of $8.00 per month. This salary to include keeping the crossings clean.
Mayor—Brantley JonesTown Clerk—Loren E. NormanTown Treasurer—Dale E. TisdaleTown Marshal—Albert A. KruegerTown. Council—Claire R. Obenchain, Arthur J. Cook, Earl W. Menzel, H. Vaughn Freeman, Glenn F. McBride
The material for this section of the history was obtained with the aid of Paul Cunningham, Member of Congress. The information was furnished by Wayne C. Grover, Archivist of the United States, and N. R. Abrams, Assistant Postmaster General.
The town of Illinois Grove was located at the first road intersection north of the Illinois Grove Cemetery. The Illinois Grove post office was established on September 14, 1857.
|Postmaster||Date of Appointment|
|Israel H. Lockwood||September 14, 1857|
|Augustus M. Roberts||December 8, 1858|
|John S. Abbott||May 6, 1865|
|George E. Clark||March 29, 1867|
|Elijah Cox||October 14, 1870|
|John Q. Abbott||November 18, 1872|
|Everet E. Farber||April 20, 1877|
|James L. Turner||November 9, 1877|
|David A. Tooker||May 26, 1879|
|Albert W. Squires||July 12, 1880|
The Sunset post office was established on March 20, 1878. When Charles H. Williams was the postmaster the office was located in the SE¼ of Section 17. Tecie Bainter Ruxton owns the house where the office was located. Tecie said that the sorting case for mail remained in a downstairs bedroom when she lived there. Tecie is living in Zearing in 1956.