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ft. i m io o DONALD SHELDON COPELAND, former Mt. Pulaski resident, Mt. Pulaski High School graduate, and long-time clerk at the Mt. Pulaski First National Bank recently drove down from his home in Blooming- ton, bringing with him his three valuable collections to donate to the Mt. Pulaski Township Histori- cal Society Museum. The society received a 21 Volume research of the descen- dants' of John Buckles and family; a collection of early Mt. Pulaski funeral cards; and a family Ble of Russell Scroggin. Sheldon told us that he "has devoted his lifetime in researching the descendants of John Buckles and his wife, Anna Vandeventer, the first white settlers of the Leroy area of McLean Co, II., in 1827. Many descendants, Sheldon reports, still live in this area, while many lines that went West and South are also represented in this research. Sheldon says that he is a direct descendant of the Buck- les Family through the oldest son, Robert Buckles, who remained in Logan County. Robert Buckles' daughter, Elizabeth Ann, married s  ........... : . ......... Plumbing' Heating. Cooling Backhoe Service. Septic Systems II. UC 058-147596 Samuel Miller Copeland, who donated land for the Copeland School south of Mt. Pulaski. The second collection, Shel- don ays, is an early Mt. Pulaski and vicinity funeral card set in- JOS[W A %I}ER$O;% d, lle# #if hI reMdelce t'/eS ItJcllrttleatif O C#t. ,tll. tltirgs, #z 6;30 I., m. .tu,"y ,Watch : 4n CWt'$tltUif, lllJeCl, 1 2 p. m,, y, t4 vlt o ateud, "its entirety from the years 1878 through 1932'.'. This collection covers deaths in southern Logan County (Latham, Lake Fork, Comland, Chestnut, Mt. Pulaski, and a portion of Sangamon County including Illiopolis Town- ship). Sheldon said these funeral cards would be quickly printed and distributed to all the businesses and offices around the Mt. Pulaski Square since the town's newspa- Car Detailing Wash Wax Interior Detail 222 E. Flora Ave. Mr. Pulaski Dave RickeCt, s 792-5785 per was only a weekly publica- March 29th). tion (we noted the card of Joseph Sheldon went on to remark that Anderson, who died on Saturday, this collection last belonged to March 26th, 1904, with his funeral Pearl and Eugene Connelly, and and burial the following Tuesday, that it had been a collection that World's final telegram was sent from India. had been passed down through the years. Sheldon, fortunately, bought it at the Eugene Connelly estate sale many years ago. Sheldon's third donation was the fankily Bible of Russell Scroggin of Mt. Pulaski Township, ancestor of the Samuel Thomas Curtis and Hiram Curtis families, south of Mt. Pulaski. DoUy Buckles, widow of late L.K. Buckles; receives some of these items from Sheldon, with Mt. Pulaski Township Histori- cal SocietyPresident, Sue Schaff- enacker looking on. Submitted by - Sheldon Copeland and Phil Bertoni Average wedding costs $28,000. Your choice 4 99 SAVE 33% reg. 7.49 12-Pk. Big-Roll Bath Tissue W 165493 F8 While supplies last, SAVE 37% reg. 7.99 6-Roll Print Paper Towels w 30 4F Wh p,e, a= HOT DEAL 3/999 -. Water Softener Salt Cubes F 622 8O3 While supplies last, 99 20-Ct., 33-Gal. Trash Bags or 45-CL, 13-Gal. Kitchen Bags - r, 7.49 W144658, 656B6 While supplies last Johnson True Value Hardware & Gardens 423 S. Washington St. Mt. Pulaski 792.5911 Mon.- Fri. r:3OAm-OPm SaL 7:30Am - 5Pm Sun. lOAm - 3Pro START RIGHT. START HERE; Sale Ends July 31,2013 FREE Shipl)ing to our store on our orders.