The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 5, 1900
Page 2 column 5
          Mr. St.Clair Ensminger  received the sad news of the death of his sister, Mrs. Chloe Kannell, which occurred April 1st, 1900, at Beecher City, Illinois, at her late home.  She was seventy-nine years of age, and leaves five children, one son and four daughters to mourn her departure.  Three brothers and one sister, of this (Shelby County) she having spent the earlier part of her life, it being her native home.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, January 4, 1890
Page 3, column 2
          St. Clair Ensminger  called on us yesterday and showed us a letter he had received from Beecher City, Illinois, which contained some sad intelligence.  It stated that  Bud Canull, a son of a sister of Mr. Ensminger, was murdered in a store on the 25th ult.  It appears that a general riot took place, in which revolvers, knives, etc., were used regardless of consequences.  Young Canull was no party to the fight, but was quietly seated on a barrel when a ramrod was fired into his brain.  He lived only an hour.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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