Paul Rametta Shot Down By Luther Frey, Marion Daily Republican, Dec. 8, 1950
A gun duel which blazed briefly across North Court Street early Thursday evening (Dec. 7) left one man dead as his slayer calmly telephoned police. The slain man was Paul Rametta, Marion truck operator.
Held in the county jail Friday pending a coroner’s investigation of the shooting was Luther Frey, 31, of Marion, ex-convict. Continue reading
This is a collection of photos captured through the camera by Thomas Wimberly in 1958-59. Deyoung went from being an outlying, discontigous, small city street to Illinois new Route 13 and one of the towns largest arteries in only a couple of years. Continue reading
In 1982, a tornado destroyed the McKinley school building at 904 N Court St. Continue reading
Gottlieb James Frick was born in Plumfield Illinois in Franklin County on April 18, 1881. When he was 18 years old he worked as a day laborer while living with his uncle Henry Frick in Belleville Illinois. Henry was a tea and coffee merchant and this may have been where Gottlieb learned some of his life skills. Continue reading
G.J. Frick Cash Grocery was owned and operated by an interesting man named Gottlieb James Frick. Gottlieb and his wife Pearl appear to have opened the grocery around 1905 and then for reasons unknown moved to New Mexico for a short period around 1910. Continue reading