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Harry Folrath Cottage

A possible location for cottage besed on facts and clues

1905 - aug 24 - Mr. and Mrs. E . C. Webster and daughters RUth and Margaret; W. T. Britton; Earl Webster; C. P. Watts; W. E. SMith of Monticello, Ill. and H. O. Folrath Decatur, Ill. are taking their annual outing on their grounds on the West side. - Citizen

1907 - AUg 22 - Dr. and Mrs. E. C. Webster and daughters Ruth and Margaret, Mrs. and Mrs. Peter Fallrath, Mrs. Nancy Tolliver, Miss Jennie Britton, Miss Etta Sockriter of Monticello, Ill. and Harry FUlrath of Decatur, Ill. are now having a house-warming at Dr. Webster's new cottage on the West side. - Citizen 1908, Jan 9 The year in building... E. C. Webster $500...

Mentions ot the "webster and Folrath cottage" up to 19120 in the Citizen

1910 - Another Long Point Fire The Hornung Cottage Destroyed... Propmpt help is all that saved the Webster Cottage on the next lot...

Decatur Man's Lake Maxinkuckee House

    Harry Folrath Has Cozy Cottage at Popular Indiana Resort

    On the beach of beutiful Lake Maxinkuckee, about thirty-three miles north of Logansport, Ind., there was recently completed a handsome little cottage for Harry Folrath and E. C. Webster of Cerro Gordo.

    Several years ago on Mr. Folrath's first trip to the lake he was so delighted withhis outing there that he decided to by a tract of land and buld a cottage.

    His brother-in-law, Mr. Webster, who had also spent pleasant days on the lake, joined him in the idea and became parto owner of the cottage.

    The dwelling is a complete little house of a modified colonial style. There are four rooms, with all conveniences. The cottage is not over one hundred feet from the edge of the lake and is situated on an elevation that gives one sitting on the front porch a fine view over the water.

    Lake Maxinkuckee is named after an old Indiana chief, who used to camp on its banks and the place is known all over the northern part of Indiana as one of the fineset summer resorts in the state.

    The Culver Military Academy is situated near the lake, which aids in drawing visitors.

    The lake itself is about four miles long and three miles wide, but it is not its size that makes it such an enjoyable place to spend the summer. It is the clear, beautiful water and the surroundings that brings the large crown of excursionists to its waters every summer.

    It is said that one can walk 600 yards out into the lake before the water will come to his shoulders. The deepes point in the lake is one hindred feet. The water is as clear as crystal and one can see fish swimming as it in an aquarium.

    Mr. Folrath and Mr. Webster expect to leave for their cottage late in August and remain several weeks. - July 14 1907 - Herald and Review, Decature, Illinois

Harry O. Folrath Birth Sep 27 1873 Cerro Gordo, Piatt county, Illinois Death Aug 1918 Battle Creek Calhoun county, Micigan Burial Cerro Gordo Cemetery Cerrro Gordo Piatt County Illinois
    Harry O. Folrath, junior member of the firm of Folrath & Folrath, died Thursday in a sanitarium at Battle Creek, Mich, of neurosis.

    His brother, D. B. Folrath received the message Thursday morning and left at noon to bring the body to Decatur.

    The funeral service probably will be conducted in Dactur and burial be in Cerro Gordo.

    Altough Mr. Folrath had been in poor health for five months, and had not been actively engaged in business since the first of March, news of his death was a surprise to the family, as well as his friends.

    His health had not been good since he was snowbound in Chicago in the extremely cold weather last January and became ill with tonsilitis. A nervous breakdown came in the spring and he went to a snaitarium in Indianapolis in March where he spent amonth.

    His health did not improve so he returned to Decatur and spent several months here and in Monticella.

    He was feeling better when D. B. Folrath was planning to go on a fishing trip to Houghton Lake, Mich., and decided to go with him.

    They made the trip to Detroit by rai and went by boat to Port Huron. Here Mr. Folrath was taken sick again and the left immediaately for Battle Creek. He had been there about five weeks.

    In a letter recieved from him about a week ago he said that he was not recovering as rapidly as he had hoped but he expected to pull through all right. That was the last word received until the telegram Thursday.

    His twin brother, Harley O. Forath, Wabash agent, at Cerro Gordo, his borther Walter of Chicago and D. B. Folrath spent their vactions with him so that he was not alone any of the time he was at Battler Creek. His brother Henry of Monticello had also planned to spend his vacation with him, but this was merely because they wanted to be with him and not because he was considered dangerously ill. Walter Folrath was with him when he died.

    Mr. Folrath was 43 years old. He was born in Cerro Gordo, but had lived in Decatur 22 years.

    He had been in the shoe business in Ceroo Gordo five or six years before coming here.

    He was never married, but lived with his brother, D. B. Florath, since he was fourtteen years old and been associated with him as a partner for the last ten years.

    He and his nephew, Tom Folrath, have been buyers for the store for the last five years.

    Two years ago he was elected president of the Decature Shoe Retailer's association.

    Mr. Folrath was an ardent Mason and never failed to attend the lodge meetings, if possible. He was a member of the Mason lodge, AF & AM, and has held practically all the high offices in it.

    He leaves one sister: Mrs. E. C. Webster of Monticello and five brothers. They are Harley O. Folrath, Cerro Gordo; Walter Folrath, Chicago; Ed Folrath in training in an army camp; Henry Folrath, Montecillo and D. B. Folrath Decatur Aug 23 1918 Decatur Hearald (Illinois)

Edwin C. Webster Monticello Piatt county Illinois Birth Jul 31 1864 Monticello Piatt county Illinois Death Jul 14 1947 Hurial Monticello Cemetery Monticello Piatt county Illinois married 25 Mar 1899 Piatt county Illinoid Madge B. Folrath born 21 May 1867 Cerro Gordo, Illinois died 9 Feb 1926 Monticello Piatt county Illinois Burial Monticello Cemetery Monticello Piatt county Illinois daughter of Peter Folrath and Margaret Davis
    Edwin C. Webster, 82, lifelong resident of Monticello, died Monday, July 14, 1947 at Kirby Hospital where he had b een a patient for several months.

    Services were held at the Mackey Funeral Homer with burial in Monticello Cemetery

    Mr. Webster was born July 31, 1864 in Monticello son of William C. Wbester (1830- 1916) and Mary (Dyer) Webster (1834-1870). He was married to Maude Folrath who died February 11, 1924.

    Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Ruth Nichols, Decatur and Mrs. Margaret Summers, Monticello; a sister Mrs. Lillie Bond of Washington D.C.; a half-brother Earl Webster, Decatur; and a half-sister, Mrs. Pauline Wohlfarth, Cahmpaign.

    Edwin was a retired salesman for McKesson Drug co. of Peoria for more than 25 years - Piatt County Republican July 17 1947