MADISON/NEWPORT, ILLINOIS

Newport was a black community located in Madison, Illinois.  It was an area that once thrived with numerous black owned businesses, organizations and a number of community churches.  The people of Newport were friendly and neighborly to say the least.  This page has the promise of growth as things come to mind and hopefully visitors will also share their memories, photos and visions.  Scroll down for additional information.

Because many of the people I remember throughout my lifetime are still alive, I decided to do a surname page.  I hope this page will help researchers at least connect with a surname for the town of Madison and Newport.  Please send me an e-mail if you have names you would like to add to the list or a surname query.  Underlined links will take you to a list of  researchers for that particular surname.

 

NEIGHBORS

PHOTO ALBUM

LOCAL BUSINESS

ORGANIZATIONS

POLITICS

 

MADISON/NEWPORT

NEIGHBORS

 

ALLEN

ANDERSON

BAKER

BANKS

BAREFIELD

BAUCUUM

BELL

BENSON

BENTON

BORNEY

BOUIE

BOYD

BRIGGS

BROOKS

BROWN

BUIE

BURRIS

BURT

BUSH

BUTLER

BYRD

CAMPBELL

CHANDLER

CLAY

CLEMONS

COLEMAN

COLLINS

COOPER

CRAWFORD

CRISP

CROCKETT

CROOK

CROSS

CROSSLAND

CURTIS

DANDRIDGE

DANIELS

DAVIS

DOZIER

EASON

ECHOLS

ERVIN

FIELDS

FLETCHER

FORD

FOSTER

FRANKLIN

FREEMAN

GARDNER

GARRETT

GARY

GREEN

GRIGGS

 

HALE

HALL

HAMM

HANDY

HARPER

HARRIS

HAYNES

HEMMINGWAY

HILL

HILTON

HODGE

HORTON

HOSKINS

HOWLETT

HULL

JACKS

JACKSON

JAMES

JEFFERSON

JENKINS

JILES

JOHNSON

JOYNER

KEMP

KING

LATHAM

LEE

LEONARD

LEWIS

LOGAN

LOTT

LOVELESS

LOVETT

LUCAS

MADISON

MALONE

MASON

MATTHEWS

MAYS

MCCASKILL

MCCAULEY

MCCLELLAND

MCCLENDON

MCKINNEY

MEREDITH

MOORE

MOSBY

MOSLEY

MYERS

NELSON

NEWBY

NEWSOME

NICHOLSON

PARKER

PFIER

PINKSTON

POINTER

PORTER

PRICE

PRITCHARD

PROTHRO

RACHEL

REEVES

RHODES

RIVERS

ROBERTSON

ROBINSON

ROCKETT

RUSSELL

SAMUEL

SCOTT

SCRUGGS

SHERROD

SHIPP

SILAS

SIMMONS

SINGLETON

SKAGGS

SMITH

SPEARMAN

STANLEY

STRAUGHTER

SULLIVAN

TAYLOR

TERRELL

THOMAS

TURNAGE

TURNER

TYLER

VALENTINE

WALLACE

WALKER

WARD 

WARE

WASHINGTON

WASHUM

WATSON

WATTS

WESTON

WHITE

WILSON

WILLIAMS

WOODFORK

WOOLFOLK

WRIGHT

YOUNG

YOUNGBLOOD

 

 

 

PHOTO ALBUM

 

 

The once popular Newport Men's Club

 

 

Left to right in Front:

Mr. Walter Davis, Mr. Roy Van Dyke Griggs, Mr. Wilbert G. Harper, Mr. Marion Guest, Rev. James Scaife
Left to Right Back Row:
Mr. William E. Griggs, Mr. Frank Franklin, ? ? ? Mr. Aaron Spearman
If u know who the question marks are please let me know.

 

CREDITS:  Photo generously donated by Ms. Beverly Harper

 

 

NEWPORT LOCAL BUSINESS and ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • AC's Confectionery. 319 Third Street, Madison, Illinois

  • Adolph's Grocery

  • American Legion Post 799

  • Banks' General Store, Proprietor Solo Banks

  • Baucum's Clover Farm Store

  • Baucum's Home Development So.

  • Camp's Barber Shop - Jehovah's Witness Meetings were held here.

  • Chew and Chat

  • City Nites Lounge

  • ElCapalara Lounge

  • Fay's Cafe

  • Fletcher's Malt shop, Proprieters, Henry and Josephine Fletcher

  • Garrett's Enterprises

  • Hairston's Apartments

  • J.C. Bush & sons Auto Repair, 618 Meredocia, Madison, Illinois

  • Kingberry's Lounge - Tina Turner sang here in the earlier days of her career.

  • Louise's Beauty Shop, Proprietor Louise Johnson

  • Madison Progressive Womens Club

  • Minnie's Confectionary

  • Mr. Garretts Lounge, 801 Jackson, Newport, Illinois

  • Myers' Shoe Shop, proprietor Will Henry Myers

  • Nelson Bros. Trucking, Weaver Street, Madison, Illinois

  • Neuways Store

  • Newport Men's Club

  • The Robin's Nest Tavern, Proprieter Lucille Butler

  • Ruby's Beauty Shop, 1015 Market Street, Madison, Illinois

  • Soul Sound Record Shop

  • Spencer's Lounge

 

MADISON LOCAL BUSINESS and ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • Pace Hardware Company

  • B-G Fina, 801 Madison Aveue, Madison, Illinois

  • Bob's Barber Shop, Madison, Illinois

  • Bob's Stereo and Appliance, 705 Madison, Illinois 62060  Owner Bob Scaturro

  • Discount Auto Parts, 415 Madison Avenue, Madison, Illinois

  • Duffin Brothers Lumber, 1300 Madison Avenue, Madison, Illinois

  • First National Bank in Madison, 600 Madison Avenue, Madison, Illinois

  • Friedman's, fifth and Madison Avenue, Madison, Illinois

  • Glik's

  • Golf and Dittman florist, 402 Madison Avenue, Madison, Illinois 62060 - George and Marian Dittman owners

  • Lahey Funeral Home, 501 Madison Avenue, Madison, Illinois

  • Madison Motorcycles, 1007 Madison Avenue, Madison, Illinois 62060

  • Noenberg's, 305 Madison Avenue, Madison, Illinois 62060

  • Reese's Drug Store

  • Save-Mor Super Market, 1508 third Street, Madison, Illinois

  • Sedlack Funeral Home, 7th and Madison Avenue, Madison, Illinois

  • Schermer's Grocery, 12tha and Madison Avenue, Madison, illinois

  • Tri-City Cleaners, 210 Madison Avenue, Madison, Illinois

  • Wayne's Mens Wear, 408 Madison Avenue, Madison, Illinois

 

 

 

POLITICS

The following individuals served in some form of politics in the Venice, Madison or Newport communities.  Please feel free to email the webmaster with additions or corrections.

 

  • Ira A. Butler, Precinct Committee Woman

  • Tyrone Echols, Mayor

  • John Ervin, Alderman

  • Avery Ware, Mayor

 

 

 

 

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