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Old 06-03-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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Hello,
Tried to call Smitty's plumbing in Chenoa and found that number was
disconnected... Was calling to ask question about some old family
friends I'm trying to locate. Does anyone know the name of the owner
of Smitty's Plumbing & Heating in Chenoa ? Couldn't find any info online and the Chenoa library wasn't any help. Looks like they may be out of
business... Thanks much for any info. John
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:10 AM
 
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Try emailing the following company, they are located in the next town and might know what happened to ole Smitty...

Popejoy Inc. (http://www.popejoyinc.com/index.html - broken link)
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:22 PM
 
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Thanks much---sent them an e-mail... Had sent them another in the last
couple weeks with no response---maybe they'll reply this time... John
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:53 AM
 
Location: mid-Illinois
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I tried to post but it disappeared....LOL I don't live in Chenoa (live over north of Springfield) but I do a lot of history searches....here's a site of Chenoa clubs that have names, addresses, phone numbers to contact....the historical society and the american legion/VFW might prove the best. Then maybe the school alumni association...they usually have lots of info.


Chenoa Organizations and Clubs (http://www.chenoail.org/organizations_clubs.html - broken link)

Good luck
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:35 PM
 
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Thanks Doll Lady---still on that "family friend research"... Looking at Chenoa vicinity and at the western search boundary, Biggsville & Stronghurst area... John
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:55 AM
 
Location: mid-Illinois
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John...One time I was in the Dixon area and thought I remembered an old station but I didn't remember a business being in it.... I could be wrong but it stuck in my mind as I like to look at old gas station stuff (Springfield has a great museum station) .... I checked for plumbing and heating in Dixon....and found this ... the business began in 1967.... maybe???? And this is water related!

Read All About Us (http://ww3.saukvalley.com/readallaboutus/profile.php?id=74095 - broken link)
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:44 PM
 
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Hello Doll Lady,
Thanks much for info---think it would have been too far to Dixon for our trip, but will check it out. That was great that you sent their web-site link. It did say that they bought the business in '67 and built their new location the next year whereas the people I'm searching for started their business in the old gas-station building
next door to their home... But maybe the Schmitt's know who they are since they
started about the same time ( if they're somewhere in area ) ???
I've called Bill Shea who has the gas-station museum in Springfield. He's an interesting guy to talk with...
Thanks again. John
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:24 PM
 
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Just found out this evening that Harold Smith was "Smitty" and is no longer living...
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