Emma Bell Mackinaw Obituary 23 Jan 1924 Alton Evening Telegraph
EMMA MACKINAW PASSES AWAY/ BSLONGSW Had Filled Office of Depti- ty County Clerk 13 Years and was Political Power in County. STARTED HERE AS SCHOOLTEACHER Was Recognized as Strong ' Factor in the Achieving of Ambitions of Her Husband. Mrs. Emma Bell Mackinaw, deputy county clerk, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at St. Joseph's hospital, where she was -taken TaBt Monday for further treatment, Mrs, Mackinaw had been in a bad way for many months. Her death.Was- expected by her intimate friends, as it 'was known among them•• that . recently, when surgeons operated on her, they round a cancerous growth which made it impossible to proceed with the completion of the operation, At first Mrs. Mackfnawdid- not knpw that the surgeons,, had been unable to finish the work on her, but she discovered it later and .wan aware of the fact that her death was very near. In ..anticipation of her death she made prepar-. ,i atlons such as she thought necessary. Mrs. Mackinaw would have been 49 years of age in March. She was. a member x>f a well known Alton family. Her father, James Belli conducted a livery stable here, for years, on East Broadway. *She taught in Humboldt school, in Alton for a number of years before her 'marriage to Harry Mackinaw. She ••••\was one of the- best teachers Alton schools had during the time she served. She was a very intelligent woman, quick and' with;a scintillating wit. Her society was eagerly sought by the young people, and among the pupils in her school she was the object of much affection. She was married In Alton to Harry Mackinaw and gave np school teaching. There was perhops no one' woman in Alton who was -more popular than she at the time she was married, nor in the years to follow, she was a great asset to her husband, in helping him realize his ambitions. Harry Mackinaw was a n glassblower. He sought to rise in the glassblower's organization. He began to develop a talerit for making good speeches They, attracted attention. There Ws' a" 'report' tna't" Harry Mackinaw was going through the experience that was afterwards the subject of one of the bept stories James M. Barrie ever wrote, "What Every Woman Knows." There is no doubt about it that Mrs. Mackinaw was the source of much of the inspiration that was put in the speeches ot her busoand.- There is no doubt, either, that she was the guiding power that shaped much of his course, in public life. When he became a candidate for f post in the glassblowers' national organization it was Mrs. Mackinaw's influence behind him that spurred him on. Whatever success he achieved in the glassblowers' union, current •belief was, he owed most to the masterful mind which was at home. ' n «\ni fl8 , a bo » diplomat, gifted with a skill in politics that r^l hn j banfl became a candidate T)Bm,Mi° fllce °t county clerk on the Republican ticket. Emma- Mackinaw was one of the best assets fie had in the office, when he was elected In 1910. she became ' his orace deputy. That was before there »aa such a thing as woman suf- thnfiM, , Illmols - Mrs. Mackinaw',, though not entitled to. a vote, was a great campaigner. She influenced " thsfr WOI J? en ^ wlU) ln tura Influenced weir husbands, she was widely fo°uowin' aD f d tl l ero waa a > tremendous reoior »f £\ h u er ' Her husband was X ed r. but ha dla n °t «» out his term. Death Intervened, in April! h^-^^hK,^*" 1 ,,^ the duties of the urn death the county a successor to fill out was not possible to """, but she dtc- • fell on Calvin i'V wade" nnT" ner wa a e ™ecte e d d and MR, MO 11 ome ara iKements with *«rs. Mackinaw «>«•"» jt-i-«-" ".v" in ._„ office, board ^., "Is term, elect Mrs tated the J the a j •••*• *j - horo TTucm a i r ati!ir 'As*sa tp Alton to "-"urosvinn"^" au .° r r «8laing Jn Took Just 2 Hours , to Sell Davenctte < For John Yehney Last night John Yenney of the McMannus and Yenny Auto Supply Co, ^advertised a davenette tor sale. At six o'clock just two hours after the Telegraph was in -the hands of the readers, the ad bad been road, answered and the davetfette/*old. Thatts a sample ot the'Telegraph classified ad aflrvice. ' Reaching as It does, 80 percent ot all ot the homes In Alton, Bast ralton and ,wood \River and Roxana and South Wood-River and Godfrey, thtf. Telegraph is particularly well equipped to Kiye Jtfst the 'service it gave John Yenney in this case, And it cost ^ John ZBcfdr this service. 'Have you tried this same plan? Classified ad phones, Bell 416; Kin. 438. SAFER AT HOME THAN THE OFFICE f pfACTORY Oliver, Tremmers, Anheuser Busch Attorney and V Safety Convert Talks Safety to Rotary. 1 You are more safe down in the factory with the machines hum ming and the steam- hissing ia,nd with the noise and the supposed perils, than you arc in your home. That's what Oliver T. Tremmera, president ot the St. Louis : Satety Organization told the Rotarians at their luncheon at the Mineral Springs this riibon. Thd reason.you are not safe s at the factory, w:tUi all its supposed perils, is that there are safety precautions taken there, while at home there are dark stairways, Illy lighted attics and Illy lighted baslments and perhaps a can of gasoline sitting right in the kitchen,/and Mr. Tremmers says a gallon can of gasoline is equal to Bixty-ftVe' pounds ot dynamite when you" turn it loose. Likewise he said that a static spark, when one is cleaning a woolen dress or coat with gasoline, may set off the vapors and burn the woman doing the work and fire the house. That's why home, happy as it is-and comfortable as it is, is the most/hazardous place to he after all, BO far aa safety Is concerned. •'• . Statistics show a long list of women< burned to death In the-home vas l^ 68 " 14 «f fvioh perils. • Talking of the.atdtic sjmrk, hie;:said that was why the gasoline trucks ieav,e a chain dangling down to the ground from their rear, to ground the static spark instead of blowing up the tank of gas; \ . Mr. Tremmers asked .the Rbtlry to start/a < safety council here and Join the great work which he says is a Godly work of saving lives. He believes that continuous teaching of safety measures finally.makes a child a safety emlsary In home, on Street and. at school, and that the seed will .soon be sown. Mr. Trera mers told a story on repetition ot a German who often called at the St Louis courthouse, vwho was named Sch^mmellfennlng, and they never could remember his name, and when asked would always ahswer: Ach, Just write 'Sche' then 'm" ft "^couple of times, then 'L' a couple df times, then 'fe' then 'N' a couple of times, then T and then 'Q' a couple, of times and dots it' 1 He wants everyone in Alton to think and re-think and always practice safety in home, on street and in factory and office. Dorothy Herz to be Buried in St. Louis . Mrs. Dorothy Hens, who die-lsud. denly Tuesday afternoon at four S k J* t _, her home'.to- St. Louis, be burled Friday at 8:30 o'clock from SS. Mary and Joseph's church. Burial will be in Mt. Olive ceme. tery. The remains will be atrthe Hoftmeister parlors, 5624 South Compton avenue, Thursday at 0 o clock. •.:•'•.-. Mrs. Hera is survived by two sons, J. Joseph 1 and'Aloys-S. tjers:. Weather Forecast Cloudy weather tonight and Thurs& pr t ob ? b 'y wlt l» snow: slightly colder tonight; the lowest temperature will be about 29. oul v« r » there;. The house was the centa ofr:much gaypty nmong young people. It was always open-moat hospitably. , s . h l was-in falling health and knew It, but she said little about it. She tried to conceal it from those' she met, Her tolnd was much on the office of county clerk. When she was unable to be on the Job any longer, she had mpre a'nd more 1 Interest in it. .Some '• of her. clone friends thought that worry contributed somewhat to the hastening of her end, She. wanted to oe on the job, they >say, and that was one of the consequences ot the illness she could not; endure—being kept away from her work, Mrs. Mackinaw leaves three brothers, nuaaell, W)l>lara and/BerV Bell, and one sister,;Mrs, Nick Seibold. llll on !?«9n. Qwrtls, died after his father, t Her lite was filled with sadness which she concealed under her gayety, which m«ny felt at times was largely, assumed. • Funeral services -will.DO held Prl- day, afternoon >V ? 6/clpck from the 887 Washington avenue", cewetw^ '