He was born Feb. 4, 1921, in St. Louis. After his mother's passing when he was 6 months old, he lived and was raised in Mount Vernon, Illinois, with his mother's sister's family, Ella and Lester Whitlock. He was preceded in death by his wives, Doris ...
What is the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association's opinion regarding the claims that George Washington fathered West Ford?
When Francis ("Frank") Lee, George Washington's former butler, died in the summer of 1821, the Alexandria Gazette included an obituary for him. Was West Ford's body entombed in the old family vault at Mount Vernon, and has it been removed? There is no ...
Drury Hotels Celebrates Official Opening of Mt. Vernon Hotel
“The Drury family has been honored to be a part of the Mt. Vernon area for 37 years,” Drury said. “And we look forward to continuing to serve the community. Our team is ready to welcome visitors traveling to and through Illinois.” The Drury Inn ...
Mt. Vernon man stabbed to death, 1 in custody
A Mt. Vernon man was stabbed to death Tuesday evening ... But a Florida heiress who loves animals is vowing to make the lab's golden years truly happy. The family of a woman badly beaten on the Silver Comet Trail is asking the public for help.
Family Of 4 Killed In House Fire In Mount Vernon, Car Explosion May Have Caused Fire (VIDEO)
A fire that started 3 a.m. on Tuesday in the Mount Vernon area of the Bronx killed a family of four, and injured three firefighters ... said he watched a neighbor's video that showed smoke coming from the car followed by two explosions from the car ...