Champaign County

Champaign County

1926 Marron Yearbook for the Champaign Central High School

Champaign Central High School Yearbooks

The Maroon Library at Champaign Central High School has digitized 94 yearbooks of Champaign Central High School. These yearbook images they have placed online for everyone to view for free. To facilitate your access we have provided links to the individual yearbooks, by year published, oldest to newest.

Champaign County, Illinois Biographies

The following biographies were collected from the manuscript A Standard History of Champaign County, Illinois written in 1918 by J. R. Stewart. The fact that a citizen is mentioned in this manuscript with a biography doesn’t indicate anything more then they chose to “subscribe” to the publishing of the manuscript, or that somebody subscribed for them. The presence of a biography in these types of works however, can provide the family researcher a vivid look into the lives of their ancestors. For the historian, these works often provide a glimpse into the events that helped shape a community. One should …

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Champaign County, Illinois Biographies (Dale – Hyde)

The following biographies were taken from A Standard History of Champaign County, Illinois and represent many of the residents of Champaign County in 1918. The biographies on this page include the surnames of: Dale, Dallenbach, Daly, Davis, Decker, Delaney, Delong Brothers, Denhart, Dick, Divan, Dobbins, Dodds, Dodson, Downing, Downs, Driskell, Dunn, Eagleton, Ealey, Early, Earnest, Edens, Edwards, Ekblaw, Elaine, Elliott, Esworthy, Evans, Fagaly, Fairclo, Fairfield, Farlow, Fenimore, Fenwick, Finfrock, Fiock, Fisher, Flatt, Fowler, Franks, Freeman, Fuller, Fulton, Fultz, Funkhouser, Gallivan, Gehrke, Gehrt, Gilmore, Glascock, Golden, Gordon, Gorman, Graham, Gray, Greene, Gregg, Grimes, Groves, Hall, Hamilton, Hanson, Harper, Harris, Harry, Hartford, …

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Champaign County, Illinois Biographies (Inman – Myers)

The following biographies were taken from A Standard History of Champaign County, Illinois and represent many of the residents of Champaign County in 1918. The biographies on this page include the surnames of: Inman, Irle, Irwin, Jackson, Jaques, Jenkinson, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Jurgensmeyer, Kariher, Keal, Keller, Kerr, Ketterman, Keusink, Kilbury, Kirby, Kirk, Kirkpatrick, Koch, Kroner, Kruse, Leas, Leathers, Leigh, Lester, Lewis, Liestman, Little, Livingston, Lloyde, Love, Lowery, Lowman, Lowry, Lyman, Lynch, Maddock, Madigan, Mahaffie, Mantle, Martin, Mason, McCabe, McCaskrin, McCullough, McElwee, McGath, McGurty, McHarry, McJilton, McKinsey, McMillen, McPherren, McQuaid, Means, Meharry, Mercer, Messman, Meuser, Miller, Mittendorf, Moehl, Mohr, Molloy, Mooney, …

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Champaign County, Illinois Biographies (Nash – Swigart)

The following biographies were taken from A Standard History of Champaign County, Illinois and represent many of the residents of Champaign County in 1918. The biographies on this page include the surnames of: Nash, Nelson, Norman, Nye, Odebrecht, Oehmke, Oliver, Olson, Paine, Parker, Parrett, Patterson, Patton, Paulus, Pearson, Peters, Peterson, Phenicie, Pinkston, Pittman, Place, Porter, Prather, Quinlan, Rankin, Rayburn, Raymond, Rea, Reardon, Redmon, Reed, Reese, Remley, Reynolds, Rice, Richards, Ricketts, Riemke, Ritchie, Rittenhouse, Robeson, Robinson, Rogers, Rose, Ross, Roth, Roughton, Rowland, Rush, Russell, Sayers, Schindler, Schluter, Schoon, Schowengerdt, Schumacher, Schwanderman, Scott, Seltzer, Shade, Shawhan, Sheridan, Shields, Silver, Singbusch, Six, Sizer, …

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Champaign County, Illinois Biographies (Talbott – Zorger)

The following biographies were taken from A Standard History of Champaign County, Illinois and represent many of the residents of Champaign County in 1918. The biographies on this page include the surnames of: Talbott, Taylor, Thomas, Thompson, Tomlinson, Tornquist, Trees, Trotter, Tucker, Umbanhowar, Van Vleck, Van Wegen, Varney, Wade, Wagner, Wallace, Walls, Warner, Watson, Watts, Webber, Wegeng, Welles, Wendling, White, Wiggins, Williams, Wills, Wilson, Windsor, Wingard, Wisegarver, Witt, Woodin, Wrean, Wright, Wyne, Yancey, Yeats, Yeazel, Youngblood, Zilly, Zombro, and Zorger. Alexander – Custer | Dale – Hyde | Inman – Myers | Nash – Swigart | Talbot – Zorger Talbott, …

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Champaign County, Illinois Topography

The topography of the county has been thoroughly delineated by the State Geological and the United States Geological surveys, as well as by experts connected with the University of Illinois, especially by Prof. C. W. Rolfe of the Illinois State Laboratory of Natural History. Based upon such authorities, it is found that the altitudes of the incorporated cities and villages in the county are as follows: Ludlow, 770; Champaign, 741; Rantoul, 756; Urbana, 718; Philo, 737; Tolono, 733; Thomasboro, 731; Fisher, 721; Pesotum, 715; Mahomet, 709; Sadorus, 691; Ivesdale, 679; Longview, 678; St. Joseph, 676; Sidney, 673; Homer, 661. Action …

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The Triumphs Of La Salle

Chevalier de La Salle came to America in the year 1667. Shortly after arriving in this country he established himself as a fur trader at a trading post called La Chine, on the Island of Montreal. Here he came in contact with the Indians from the far west. Within two years he had departed on an exploration. For the next two or three years he had probably visited the Ohio River and had become quite familiar with the country to the south and west of the Great Lakes. Count Frontenac built a fort on the shore of Lake Ontario where …

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Champaign County Water Supply

The splendid water supply of Champaign County is accounted for by the presence of the glacial drift, which forms the striking feature of the surface geology of Champaign County. Miss DeEtte Rolfe, who has written much and well on this subject, explains the matter thus: “Irregularly interspersed in this drift are long strips and beds of gravel which have their outcrops on the flanks of the moraines. These, being surrounded by the dense clay, form pockets which become reservoirs for the storage of water. It is on these reservoirs that the county must rely for its water supply. The water …

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Swamp Lands Reclaimed

Until about forty years ago a class of Champaign County lands was as carefully avoided as the prairies of an earlier period; like the prairie lands, they also proved of unusual value. For years the swamps and lowlands were considered as tracts which were worse than valueless; as so many pestilential breeders of malaria and other diseases. But in the early ’50s much Federal and State legislation was directed toward the policy of donating such overflowed lands to the various counties. The result was to direct the attention of the county authorities more particularly to the subject, and cause them …

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