A list of people mentioned in the Cora Stallman series. This page is in progress.
Cora Stallman: Person around whom all this revolves. Found dead in a farm cistern.
Anna Seaman: Cora’s sister, married to Thomas Seaman. Owns the farm where Cora was living.
Thomas Seaman: Farmer, married to Anna Seaman. Lives on his own farm.
Charles Fletcher: State’s Attorney.
Thomas McNutt: Sheriff.
Ira M. Mulliken: Undertaker.
AC Shriver: Coles County Treasurer.
Frank Shirley: Deputy Sheriff.
Frank Stephen (F.S.) Schilling: Coles County coroner. Also owns a funeral home.
Bessie Bolin: Undertaker’s assistant, nurse, and farm wife. Married to Frank Bolin.
“Boss” (Boston) Lilley: Tenant farmer on Anna’s farm, working for Anna and Thomas.
Edith Lilley: Boss’ wife.
Oscar Seaman: Thomas’ nephew. Married to Eunice Seaman.
Mrs. S.E. (Ida) Thompson: Owner of a grocery/general store in Humboldt, IL. Step-grandmother to Edith Lilley.
Ernest B. Tucker: Editor of the Mattoon Journal-Gazette. Town booster, active in many social and commercial organizations.
Coroner’s Inquest Jury
Edgar M. Mulliken
Glenn C. Davis