Welcome to the digital home of The Randolph Society, an honor society devoted to the recognition of prominent persons who have lived in and contributed to Randolph County, Illinois.
The Randolph Society Foundation Board invites members of the public to attend the annual Randolph Society Reception at the Randolph County Courthouse in Chester on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The reception will begin at 6:00 PM on the main level of the courthouse, near the Randolph Society Honor Wall. Refreshments, including sandwiches and desserts, will … Continue reading The 2018 Randolph Society Reception
The Randolph Society Foundation Board is pleased to announce that Gilbert Holmes and Emma Penny Holmes, educators who shaped the lives of countless local children, will be inducted into the 2018 class of honorees. Gilbert Holmes, the son of a minister who had been born a slave, was born in Du Quoin in 1898. After … Continue reading Gilbert and Emma Holmes inducted into The Randolph Society
The Randolph Society Foundation Board is pleased to announce that Charles Briggs Cole and Alice Emily Cole, local philanthropists whose gifts helped shape the lives of the citizens of Chester, will be inducted into the 2018 class of honorees. Charles Briggs Cole was born in Chester in 1845. He was the son and grandson of … Continue reading Charles Cole and Alice Cole inducted into The Randolph Society
Honoring the celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial, the Randolph Society Foundation Board is pleased to announce that James Thompson, judge, educator, and pioneering surveyor, will be inducted into the 2018 class of honorees. James Thompson was born in South Carolina in 1789. He arrived in Randolph County, Illinois, with his brother, Samuel, in 1814. The … Continue reading James Thompson inducted into The Randolph Society