Iowa Old Press
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, September 13, 1916
William Murphy Married In Omaha
Mr. and Mrs. William Murphy of Omaha arrived in Emmetsburg a few days ago
and have since been visiting relatives in this vicinity. They were married
at Omaha, Tuesday, September 5. The maiden name of the bride was Miss Agnes
McNeill. Mr. Murphy is a son of P.J. Murphy who resided in this county many
years. He is an exemplary, high minded young man. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy will
leave for Amery, Wisconsin in a few days to live on a farm which Mr. Murphy
bought a short time ago. Mrs. Murphy's parents will also move to Amery. The
Democrat extends hearty good wishes to the happy couple and hopes they will
find health and happiness in their Wisconsin home.
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, Sep 27, 1916
Jas. SCHOOLEY left Saturday on a business trip to Des Moines.
Wm. COONAN, Jr. left Saturday for a week's visit with friends in Chicago.
Knut IVERSON of Graettinger was a business visitor in this city Monday.
Dr. F.X. CRETZMEYER was an over Sunday visitor with relatives at Waverly.
J.H. GODDEN is erecting a new set of buildings on his farm east of
Mr and Mrs M. DALEY and family of Ayrshire were Emmetsburg visitors
Mrs. Wm. YOUNG is enjoying a visit from her sister, Miss Vera LOWE of Green
Mr and Mrs J.J. KANE and son Edward spent Sunday with relatives at
Paul CARTER was a passenger to Clinton Saturday. He has a sister living at
Mr and Mrs Emmet MOORE and son Ray of Wallingford spent Sunday with friends
in this city.
JOYNT Bros. and Mrs. Jas. MAHAN shipped two cars of cattle to the Sioux City
market the last of the week.
D.T. GRADY went to Chicago Saturday evening to begin work as a student in
the Chicago Veterinary school.
Misses Florence KIBBIE, Margie ANGLUM and Josie WIGEN of Ayrshire were
Emmetsburg visitors Monday afternoon.
Miss Mabel GRANGER, who was visiting relatives and friends in this city for
two weeks, returned to her home in Liberty, Kansas, Sunday evening.
Miss Gertrude and Helen O'CONNOR of Chicago arrived in Emmetsburg Sunday for
a visit with their aunt, Mrs. John DOOLEY and other relatives.
Mr and Mrs M.B. KANE and Mr and Mrs E.H. McNALLY and baby of Ayrshire autoed
to Emmetsburg Sunday and spent the day with relatives and friends.
P. JOYNT and daughter, Miss Lottie, and his granddaughters, Misses Genevieve
and Josephine JOYNT, autoed to Spencer Saturday. They were accompanied home
by Miss Agnes JOYNT.
Bro. LARSON was over from Whittemore yesterday. He reports that a sone of
Mr. DAHLHAUSER, a son of John CULLEN and a son of Mr. REILLY left for Sioux
City last week to attend Trinity college.
J.C. McGINNIS of Curlew, thought a staunch republican, tells the Democrat
that he will vote for Woodrow Wilson and he says he knows of several other
republicans who will vote for the re-election of our splendid president. No
fair minded man is opposed to him.
Miss Jennie BIGLEY of Graettinger recently returned from France where she
served in the hospitals of the Allies. She is doubtless glad to be back in
Melvin FISK drove up from Curlew Thursday to attend the funeral of Thomas
We understand that one of Mayor SAUNDERS' nephews was recently injured while
in the army of the Allies.
Jas. SCOTT purchased a touring car from MANN auto Co. this week.
Mr and Mrs. Wm. HARVEY arrived home from Dawson, Dallas county, Monday,
where they were visiting friends for a week. They were also at Des Moines
and other places while absent. They made the homeward trip of 135 miles in
five hours and used only six gallons of gasoline. They have a Ford. Crops
are not so good in Dallas county as in this locality.
Frank ILLINGWORTH will have a big sale Wednesday, October 11. He has a
quarter page ad in this issue. He will move to Minnesota. He will also offer
for sale his finely improved 140 acre farm. It is well located, is fenced,
and cross-fenced with woven wire, has an orchard of 100 trees, a good grove
and exceptionally good outbuildings. It would be well for parties who are
thinking of investing to inspect his farm before the date of sale.
Frank KOCH caught a pike in the Des Moines River that weighed almost eight
pounds. It made a fine feast.
Mrs. MART, Peter, and Mary MART, accompanied by Mr and Mrs N.W. MART and
baby of Gukeen, Minnesota, autoed to Rochester, Minnesota, last week where
they visited a few days with the Misses Kate and Margaret MART. Mrs. E.
WOLLNER of Newburg, Wisconsin, who was visiting there accompanied them home.
FOUR BIG PIKE
The first of the week Mr. and Mrs Peter HOELZNER caught in the Des Moines
river between Milwaukee railroad bridge and the Burns bridge four pike that
weighed 24 pounds. They were beauties. They hauled four more that were not
IN HONOR OF MRS O.P. DOYLE
Sunday afternoon a social was held at the K.C. hall in honor of Mrs. O.P.
DOYLE before her departure for her new home in Minneapolis. There were a
large number of ladies in attendance and a very pleasant afternoon was
spent. Mrs. DOYLE was presented with a neat souvenir to remind her of the
friendship and the hospitality of her old neighbors.
FATHER W.J. HALPIN IS DEAD
The Funeral was Held at Algona This Morning
Algona, Ia, Sep 24- The Rev W. J. HALPIN, one of the pioneer priests of the
Roman Catholic church in Iowa, died here this morning of apoplexy. Father
HALPIN was born in Ireland in 1850 and was ordained a priest in Iowa in
1884. He had charge of parishes at Eldora, Early and Algona, coming here
nineteen years ago. He was very popular, not only among the members of his
parish, but among the people of other denominations. Funeral services will
be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Father Halpin was scholarly and eloquent and was widely known. He preached
the sermon at the blessing of the bell of the Assumption church in this city
nearly thirty years ago. He was then a comparatively young man. He also
delivered the sermon when the church was dedicated and he preached
frequently in St. Thomas church and spoke on one or two occasions at the St.
Mary Academy commencement exercises. Of late years he declined rapidly in
health and strength. He was genial and warm hearted and had a great many
staunch friends. His numerous acquaintances in this county will learn with
regret of his death.
Attorney BRENNAN Convicts Bomb Thrower
Attorney Jas. F. BRENNAN succeeded in convicting Warren K. BILLINGS, the San
Francisco bomb thrower. Several others who were implicated will also be
A FEW LAND SALES
Prices as a Rule Much Better Than They Were Last Fall
Harry WILSON Sells Farm
C.H. REILLY sold H.J. WILSON's farm south of Bancroft to the McENROE boys,
east of town, for $117 an acre. The farm has no buildings but is good
A Sale Near Graettinger
Saturday C.C. RUCKER sold 120 acres of land in north Vernon township to Fred
HULBERT for $120 per acre. There are no buildings on the place. Mr. RUCKER
has 120 acres left. He will put up a new set of buildings.
Stiff Price at Sheldon
The H.C. CAIN farm that is located about a mile south of town was sold
Saturday at auction. It was bid by Ben HELLMANN at $242 per acre. This is a
155 acre farm with good improvements.--Mail
Sells for $147 Per Acre
John HAND sold his quarter section farm near Ayrshire a few days ago to L.C.
HAHN of Mallard for $147 per acre. It is favorably located and is well
improved. Mr HAND has rented a large farm near Brandt, South Dakota. He will
move onto it in March.
A Quarter Brings $175 Per Acre
The Andrew McCORMICK 160 acre farm near Goldfield was sold last week by the
Bash Realty Co. to W.K. BLACK of that place. The consideration was $175 per
acre. Mr. McCORMICK has owned the land for sixteen years, purchasing it then
for $61 per acre.--Pocahontas Democrat
Enoch LUNDGREN Disposes of His Farm
Enoch LUNDGREN who bought the old P. MULRONEY 593 acre farm a year or two
ago, has traded it for a section farm in Travers county, Minnesota. He put
in his place at $120 per acre and paid $107.50 per acre for the Minnesota
land. The O'Brien Land Company of Graceville, Minnesota, made the deal.
Between Goldfield and Renwick
The old A.D. HUNT homestead just west of town owned jointly by Victor and
Hyde HUNT, has been sold, Hyde purchasing Victor's interests of him and then
selling the whole 210 acres to Ed E CAMERON, who has been farming a place
between Goodfield and Renwick. The price paid was $150 per acre.--Livermore
He Sold for $126 Per Acre
Carl CHRISTIANSEN was down from Graettinger Saturday. He recently sold his
quarter section farm to John and Martin CAUKKER of West Bend for $126 per
acre. He bought 80 acres of it from M.C. GRIER a year ago for $115 per acre.
The place is fairly well tiled but the buildings are not large. Mr. COSSACK,
who lives east of Graettinger, has rented the farm. He is a son-in-law of
one of the purchasers. Mr. CHRISTIANSEN will invest again in Iowa or
Geo. J. JOOSTEN Buys Near Rodman
Geo. J. JOOSTEN of Peoria, Illinois, was in Emmetsburg Monday evening. He
had just closed a deal for hte purchase of the KALKWORF 200 acre farm two
and one-half miles south of Rodman. We understand that he paid about $125
per acre for it. Mr. KALKWORF lives at Flanagan, Illinois. Mr. JOOSTEN says
that Illinois land is selling for $250 to $300 per acre.
THE LATE THOMAS CONLON
He Lived in Palo Alto County for Forty-Five Years.
Last week we made a short mention of the death of Thomas Conlon, which
occurred on Tuesday at his home in this city. He was very ill for quite a
long time and death finally came to his relief. The funeral was held
Thursday. There was an exceptionally large attendance. Many came from
surrounding communities. A requiem high mass was celebrated at Assumption
church, Very Rev. P.F. Farrelly officiating. The burial was in St. John's
cemetery. The pall bearers were Charles Nolan, Edward Warren, W.H. Coonan,
J.J. Higgins, P.C. Jackman, and M.F. Brennan.
Thomas Conlon was born at Athlone, in the county of West Meath, Ireland,
December 22, 1835. Hence he was in his 81st year. He came to the United
States in 1854, locating at Morris, Illinois. He was married at that place
February 1, 1865, to Anna Muldoon. Mr and Mrs Conlon came to Palo Alto
county May 1, 1871, and settled on a farm in Great Oak township. They had a
large well improved farm. They sold it a few years ago. Mr and Mrs Conlon
moved to Emmetsburg, march 1, 1893, subsequently settling here. Mrs. Conlon,
six sons and two daughters survive. The sons are Chris of Great Oak
township, J.H. of Leola, South Dakota, Thomas of this city, William of
Milford, P.F. of LeMars and M.E. of Minneapolis. The daughters are Mrs. Matt
Kilroy of Mason City and Miss Agnes Conlon, who is at home. One daughter,
Mrs. M.E. Mahan, died a number of years ago. There are also a number of
grandsons and granddaughters. An older brother, Michael Conlon, resides in
Mr. Conlon was one of the best known of the early pioneers of our county. He
came from the neighboring state of Illinois and with the courage and the
vigor of his race assisted in laying the broad foundation of our county's
progress and development. He was strong and hearty and he was a capable and
successful worker. He made large and prudent investments for himself and his
sons and became financially independent. He was genial and neighborly and he
won year after year many and loyal friends. This was clearly shown in the
large number who came from far and near to be present at his funeral. Mr.
Conlon was a provident husband and father, a faithful and practical member
of his church and an upright, useful citizen. He was genial and good natured
and he had always a pleasant smile and a kind word for his friends when he
met them. Providence blessed Mr and Mrs Conlon with a large family of
worthy sons and daughters and they have been spared to crown with honor the
memory of the good father who has just been taken from them. The home of Mr
and Mrs Conlon was often the scene of pleasant neighborhood gatherings and
they were widely known for their generous hospitality. Friends and neighbors
had often occasion to remember with lasting gratitude substantial favors
received while they were beneath the Conlon roof. Mr. Conlon lived to a ripe
old age. A record of over eighty years spent to sincere devotion to his God,
his country, his family, and his friends is one which those who survive have
ample reason to treasure. The writer, who knew Mr Conlon long and intimately
and who for over thirty years found him a staunch, helpful friend and
supporter, extends sincere sympathy to Mrs Conlon, the sons and daughters
and hte other relatives in their profound sorrow.
Submitted by: #000525
Iowa Old Press
Palo Alto County