Ralph G. Blue (right) and Harold Davis (with clipboard) weigh steers using a scale box. They’re seen here in early July 1957 at Frank Simpson’s feedlot outside of Farmer City in DeWitt County.
The Central Illinois Holiness Association, an interdenominational camp meeting grounds, is situated east of Underwood Park off Jersey Avenue. The association dates to 1883 and was first located in Farmer City, DeWitt County. The association relocated to Normal in 1894 and this property was acquired in 1916.
On Wednesday, July 14, 1948, 80-year-old Henry David Boyer was found dead in his room in an abandoned commercial building in the Weldon (DeWitt County) business district. Dr. W.R. Marvel of Weldon said Boyer had suffered a fatal heart attack, probably sometime the night of Monday, July 12.
Weldon resident Goke Goken, who had not seen Boyer for several days, entered the building and discovered the body. Boyer had come to Weldon from Marissa, a community in St. Clair County, after the death of his wife some 25 years ago. He had worked as a farmhand.