Iowa Old Press
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, Oct 3, 1917
Miss Hazel BARNES came from Cylinder Friday and spent the day with relatives
Mrs. S.W. SMITH arrived from Mason City Thursday for a short visit at the
J.H. GODDEN home.
Mrs. Ed POSTEL was called to Estherville Wednesday by the serious illness of
her aunt, Mrs. STANHOPE.
Mrs. A.L. FRYE returned to her home at West Bend Friday after a short stay
with friends in this city.
Thomas MURRAY arrived from Council Bluffs Friday for a short visit with his
aunt, Mrs. Rose McNAMARA.
Miss Madeline LIBERT went to Whittemore Thursday for a short visit with her
friend, Miss Alice McGOVERN.
Mrs. Martin KNUDSON of ths city left for Jewell, Iowa, Thursday for a short
visit with relatives and friends.
Miss Mary DUHIGG left for Council Bluffs Friday. She will teach school near
that city during the coming year.
Mrs. Peter CLASEN and daughter returned home from Bellevue, Iowa, Friday
after a two weeks' visit with relatives.
Misses Agnes and Lottie JOYNT returned from Dubuque Wednesday after a three
weeks' visit with relatives and friends.
Ed NOLAN arrived from Des Moines Friday to look after business interests and
also to visit his mother, Mrs. P.C. NOLAN.
Vol FISK was over from Curlew Thursday to meet his mother, who was returning
from a few days' visit at Algona.
George J. CONSIGNY arrived home from Los Angeles, California, Thursday to
look after his farming interests during the fall.
Miss Barbara BRISBOLS returned to Madison, Wisconsin, Thursday after a three
weeks' visit with her brother, J.N. BRISBOLS, and family.
Miss Lillian HARRISON returned to Des Moines Friday after a couple of weeks'
visit with her friend, Miss Elvene COONAN, of this place.
Miss Catherine KANE of Davenport, who had been visiting her parents, Mr and
Mrs. J.J. KANE, for a couple of weeks, left Friday for Marengo.
Mrs. Dwight JONES and son returned home to Minneapolis last Thursday after a
two weeks' stay with her parents, Mr and Mrs. William RAFFERTY, of this
Mrand Mrs. William WRIGHT, Jr. and daughter and William WRIGHT, Sr., of this
city, left for Minneapolis Saturday for a week's visit with relatives and
Miss Mabel PAUL of Milo, Iowa, who had been visiting at the W.L. ALSUP home
for four or five weeks, left Thursday for Cambridge for a short visit with
relatives and friends.
Miss Ivy Pearl RICHARDSON of Anaconda, Montana, was in Emmetsburg the last
of the week visiting her aunts, Misses Pearl and Cora RICHARDSON. She will
spend the winter with her grandmother, Mrs. Wm. RICHARDSON, who lives near
The following named parties left Monday to attend college: Fred KERBER,
Gerald BOWEN, Bernard SCHROEDER and the Misses Mary DUNNIGAN, Margaret FRYE,
and Edna BRAGG went to Ames; Earl DODGSON to Iowa City; Allen GOWANS and
Miss Mabel NELSON to Mount Vernon, Miss Grace BALLARD to Cornell and Leo
MURPHY to Ames.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford PHELPS of Fonda Sundayed at the home of Mr and Mrs
W.H. PHELPS of this city. They made the trip by auto.
John KORLESKI and Miss Minnie PHELPS were Slayton, Minnesota visitors
several days during the past week. They made the trip by auto.
Mrs. Matt KIRSCHBAUM and baby of Garner spent Sunday with Mr and Mrs. Peter
COLLINS of Emmetsburg.
Michael FLEMING was a passenger to West Bend Saturday for a short visit with
his son, Francis FLEMING.
Mrs. H.H. COHEN autoed to Marion, Iowa, Monday of last week to see her
parents. Her husband left for that place Sunday to accompany her home.
Miss Mary WALDRON of Ayrshire was in Emmetsburg Saturday. She will teach in
the old Mulroney district in Nevada township during the coming year.
Chester BRAGG arrived from Chicago Saturday to visit his parents, Mr and
Mrs. E.P. BRAGG. Mrs. BRAGG and baby have been here for a couple of weeks.
A few days ago Chris SKOW broke one of his knee caps while at work. He will
be laid up for some time as knee trouble is more or less serious.
Mr and Mrs. John EISENEGGER arrived from Dubuque Saturday for a short visit
with Mrs. EISENEGGER's uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs. J.E. ELLIS, of this city.
John BURNS, Lot REYNOLDS, Matt BRENNAN, John MURRAY and James McNAMARA
returned from Minneapolis Saturday. They had been attending the Minneapolis
The other day P.E. JONES met a gentleman who had come through several
states. He stated that Emmetsburg's cemeteries were the best kept of any he
had seen on his trip.
Peter WALDRON of the Ayrshire neighborhood is building a fine elevator and
corn crib combined. It will have a driveway in the center. The lower bins
will be used for small grain and the upper part floor for corn. It will have
Myles McNALLY went to Sioux City Monday to attend the Interstate Stock Fair.
He will leave Wednesday for Bonesteel, S.D., for a couple weeks visit with
Mr and Mrs. M.M. MAHER and Mr and Mrs L.E. MURPHY. Mrs. MAHER and Mrs.
MURPHY are his daughters.
Postmaster DONLON spent Sunday at Des Moines. He was consulting with Messrs.
WEIRICH and SAWYER regarding plans for the plaza for the Robert Emmet
statue. They claim Emmetsburg will have the finest statue and setting of any
city or town in the central west.
John W. CALLAGHAN has accepted the Palo Alto agency for the Northwestern
Mutual Life Insurance Company of Milwaukee. The organization is one of the
largest and most substantial in the United States.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas KELLY and baby were over from
Whittemore Saturday for a
few days visit with William KELLY and family.
Mrs. R.M. STRATEMEYER and daughter, Miss Wilma, went to West Bend Saturday
for a couple days visit with Mrs. Ted HOSKINS.
Mr. John KINGDOM and Miss Blanche WRIGHT autoed from Rush Lake township
Saturday. Miss WRIGHT was attending the teachers' meeting.
It has been learned definitely that Carl BURNSIDE of Spirit Lake was not
injured in France a short time ago as was stated in the Chicago dailies.
Mrs. Louis JONES returned to Iowa Falls Saturday after a weeks's visit with
Mr. and Mrs. W.J. TYSON of this city. She is a sister of Mrs. TYSON.
Miss Gladys CAMPBELL returned home to Des Moines Saturday after a couple of
weeks' visit with her uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs. W.A. WESTBERG.
Mrs. Charles KERLIN, who had been visiting her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
J.H. GODDEN and family returned to mason City Saturday evening.
Mrs. Mary DUHIGG and son Robert and Mr and Mrs. P.C. NEARY of this city
spent Friday at the home of Mr and Mrs. William DOOLEY of Estherville.
Mrs. Henry BALL and sons Louis and Howard arrived from Illinois Friday for a
short visit with Mr. and Mrs. V.H. CLARK. She is a sister of Mr. CLARK.
Miss Joy EMERY was in this city Saturday evening between trains. She was on
her way home to West Bend from Ruthven. She is employed in the Free Press
A few days ago P.J. WAGNER sold Myles McNALLY five heads of cabbage that
weighed fifty-eight pounds. He received three cents per pound. A head sold
to another party brought down the scales at fifteen pounds. Mr. WAGNER would
make a fortune were he to market an average field of such large cabbage. He
is to be commended for making Irishmen use only the best of material when
they are putting in their winter's supply of sauerkraut.
A.C. THOMPSON returned from Minneapolis Saturday. He was attending the
Minnesota State Fair a few days.
The Dickinson county Ford agency has been placed with the Walker Motor
Company of Estherville. G.M. DONOVAN will be the manager.
Mrs. Abbie GARDNER SHARP will spend the winter in Des Moines. She is
publishing a new edition of her account of the Spirit Lake massacre.
The ladies will be surprised to learn that face powders that have been
selling for 50c to 75c per box can not be had in the future for less than
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Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, October 10, 1917
WALTER KEATING DEAD
Had Been Ill for Several Years-Funeral Held Tuesday
Walter Keating died at his home in this city last Sunday after an illness of
several years duration. The funeral was held Tuesday forenoon. Services were
conducted at the Assumption church. There was a solemn requiem high mass
with Very Rev. P.F. Farrelly as celebrant. He was assisted by Fathers
McNerney and Velt. There was a large attendance from this and surrounding
communities. The burial was in St. John's cemetery. The pall bearers were
J.J. and J.D. Higgins, James P. Jones, P.J. Nally, David Joynt and Joseph
Mr. Keating was born at Ballymacord [Note: probably Ballymacward] in the
county of Galway, Ireland, in April 1847. Hence he was in his seventy-first
year. He came to America in April 1865. He spent some time at Marblehead,
Massachusetts. In 1866 he came to Dubuque county, Iowa. In 1870 he located
at Delaware county, this state. On November 25, 1875, he was married at
Dyersville, this state to Catherine Joynt. Mr. and Mrs. Keating lived on a
farm near Earlville until 1896 when they bought the Peter Jones homestead in
Great Oak township. Seven years later they became residents of this city,
subsequently residing in their comfortable home in the Fourth ward. Mr.
Keating is survived by his wife, one son, John D. of Chicago and two
daughters, Miss Nellie Keating and Mrs. W.T. O'Brien, both of this
community. Three brothers-Patrick, John, and Timothy- are still living in
Ireland. One sister, Mrs. W.A. Bartlett, resides at St. Paul.
Mr. Keating was a quiet, modest Christian gentleman. He never sought
attention. He attended closely to his own private affairs but he was
invariably ready to do a neighborly act of kindness and to extend a strong
influence on the lives of those in need. He was a conscientious man. He was
careful and conservative and he took pride in meeting his obligations. His
personal conduct was always above criticism. He appreciated goodness in
others and his influence was exerted to encourage thrifty, useful high class
citizenship. He was a devoted member of his church and he lived up to its
obligations. He never for a moment underestimated its influences on the
lives of those who made a conscientious effort to observe its teachings. The
passing of Mr. Keating will be sincerely mourned not only by his wife, son,
and two daughters, but by the large number who knew him and respected him as
a man and a neighbor. General and sincere sympathy is extended to the
surviving members of his excellent family.
He Retired, Said His Prayers and Soon Passed Away
Patrick J Kelly, Formerly of Emmetsburg, Laid to Rest at Graettinger on
Patrick J Kelly, a former resident of Emmetsburg, died at the home of his
son, John Kelly of Jamestown, N.D., last Thursday afternoon. he was ill for
a week or ten days but later he rallied and was able to be about. A short
time before his death he went to bed, folded his hands, said his prayers,
and quietly passed away. He did not appear to be ill or to suffer any pain.
The remains were brought to Graettinger for burial. The funeral was held at
that place at 9 o'clock Saturday forenoon. Services were conducted by Father
Kelly. The burial was in St. Jacob's cemetery. The pall bearers were J.J.
Mahan, P.J. McCarty, J.P. Conway, M.L. Murphy, P. Bannon and E.J. Bradley.
Mr. Kelly was born in the county of Mayo, Ireland, October 15, 1829. Hence
he was rounding out his eighty-eighth year. He came to the United States at
the age of twenty-one. He was employed in Pennsylvania for three years,
after which he moved to Youngstown, Ohio, where he worked for the roller
mills. He located in Fayette county, this state, forty-three years ago,
where he engaged in farming. In 1891 he moved to this county, buying a
quarter section farm near Graettinger. He lived with his son John in this
city for a couple of years. A year ago last March he moved to Jamestown with
his son. Mr. Kelly was married at Youngstown, Ohio, in 1858. The maiden name
of Mrs. Kelly has not been learned. She died at Graettinger in June, 1901.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly were the parents of seven sons and five daughters. Nine
are living. The sons are J.J. of Greattinger, Will, Michael and Thomas of
Omaha, and John, Patrick and Martin of Jamestown, North Dakota. The
daughters are Mrs. J.H. Millea of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Margaret Haley of Fayette
county and Mrs. William Kelly of Fort Dodge. A daughter, Miss Anna, was
buried in St. John's cemetery of this place eight years ago.
Mr. Kelly was not very well known to our local citizens, though he resided
in our community for a couple of years. He was a plain, sensible, practical,
inoffensive, old gentleman. He lead a clean, edifying life. he made a record
as a citizen of which the members of his creditable family may justly feel
proud. No one questioned his motives or doubted his loyalty to his modest
ideals. He understood well his duties as a Christian and as a member of the
community and he was very careful not to neglect them. The several
neighborhoods in which he resided are deeply indebted to him for his
laudable efforts and the wholesome influence of his helpful example. The
several sons and daughters who mourn his death have the sincere sympathy of
our numerous citizens.
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Palo Alto Tribune
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto co., Iowa
October 17, 1917
Henry Kneer of Forest City was an over Sunday visitor here with relatives.
John Jones, wife and daughter were over from Ayrshire Tuesday.
Mrs. Henry Selle is enjoying a visit from her sister, Mrs. Courtenkamp of Dyersville.
Mrs. Bolmer of Graceville, Minn., arrived Wednesday for a visit with her
sister, Mrs. C.G. Thyle.
Misses Jessie Catell and Rose Kerleski and Will McNamara left Saturday for
Des Moines. They will spend a few days with Alfred Nelson who is at Camp
Dodge. They made the trip by auto.
Mrs. Edward Schmidt returned home to Spirit Lake Tuesday after a short visit
with her daughter, Mrs. Roy Atkinson. Her daughter, Miss Fay Schmidt,
remained over for a longer visit.
Mrs. Johnson and daughter, who had been visiting Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Benson,
returned to their home at Letcher, S.Dak., Wednesday. Mrs. Ole Oleson of
Budd, Ill., who had also been visiting here, accompanied them home.
L.C. Hazen and wife spent Thursday here at the H. Hulett home. There were
on their way home to Graettinger from Evansville, Wis., where they spent the
summer. Mr. Hazen has been suffering from abscess of the stomach for the
past six weeks, but is greatly improved at present.
William Fisher had both bones in his right arm broken between the wrist and
elbow Thursday while filling a silo at Austin Hobins farm. The arm was
caught in the blower while he was cleaning it out and the engine was started
while he was at work. Dr. Cretzinger has charge of the case.
Emmet Moore of Wallingford was a business visitor here Tuesday. He was on
his way to Sheldon to attend a stock sale. He had a big stock sale Monday
and Tuesday of last week. He sold 191 head of cattle for $23,357.50, an
average of $122.25 per head. The sale consisted of calves two days old to
cows eight years old. There were all Holsteins.
Fred Anderson went to Clear Lake Monday for a few days business visit.
H.M. Helgen made a business trip to Joliet, Ill., Monday.
H.H. Cohen and wife and Miss Kate Scott spent Sunday at Ft. Dodge.
Lars Eggesos of Graettinger was a business visitor here Monday.
Mollie Waldron of Ayrshire spent Sunday here with relatives.
Watch the Tribune next week for the Sloan Sale ad.
Atty. A.J. Burt was a business visitor here Monday.
Rev. L.J. Carroll was over from Ruthven Monday
Father McNerney went to Graettinger Monday evening.
Knute Iverson came down from Graettinger Friday.
Leonard Cowles went to Chicago Saturday night.
Mrs. Robt Wilson of Graettinger visited relatives here Tuesday.
Atty. E.A. Morling went to Spencer Tuesday to attend court.
Mrs. Jones of Cylinder spent Tuesday here with friends.
Mrs. W.L. Alsup has been on the sick list for the past ten days.
Will Laughlin returned Tuesday from a few days stay at Chicago.
Geo. Henry made a business trip to West Bend Monday.
Mrs. Ed Postal went to Estherville Monday for a few days visit with
Atty. W.H. Morling, Judge Coyle and Matt Grier went to Spencer Monday to
Joseph Myerly came down from Spirit Lake Monday and spent the day with
James Lawhorn came from Kansas City Monday to spend a few days with
David Starr and wife visited relatives and friends at West Bend a few days
Mesdames Frank Tower and Coyne came up from Ft. Dodge Monday for a few days
visit at the Frank Dietz home.
Mrs. Thos. Cullen came over from Cylinder Tuesday and spent the day with
Ed Nolan came up from Des Moines Tuesday for a short visit with relatives.
Chas. Fordyce and wife autoed down from Estherville Tuesday and spent the
day with relatives.
Mrs. B.E. Kelly returned Thursday from a few days visit with her son,
Vincent and family at Graettinger.
Juanita Wells went to Chicago Wednesday to take training to become a nurse.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kelly Thursday, October 11.
James Hilderbrandt came Monday from Reinbeck for a short visit at the M.M.
Mrs. Geo. Freeman and children of Cylinder spent Monday here with relatives.
Mrs. Lottie Hendricks of Graettinger visited relatives here the first of the
Frank Warnke returned home from Borup, Minn., Thursday after an absence of
Mrs. Matt Kirschbaum and baby of Garner spent Sunday here with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Collins.
J.W. Munden will have a farm sale Tuesday, Oct. 28. See his ad elsewhere in
Mrs. Joseph Clennon and children of West Bend visited relatives where the
first of the week.
Mrs. Myles McNally went to Booth township Saturday to spend a week of so
Mable Powell arrived Saturday from Milo, Ia., for a few days visit with
Bessie Howe came down from Estherville Friday for a few days visit with her
friend Gertrude Frombach.
Mrs. C. W. Foster went to Pocahontas Friday for a few days visit with
Thos. Halstead came home from Elmore, Ia., Friday. He is working for the
United Breeders of America.
Hugh Carney and wife of West Bend spent Sunday here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James Nally.
Minnie Green of Ruthven attended the funeral of Will Malloy here Wednesday.
Mrs. Ora Glenn received word Sunday that her father died at his home at
Hornersville, Mo. She left for that place Tuesday.
Liberty Bond Week Oct 15 to 20.
Joe Harig spent Thursday at Algona.
James Thompson was down from Lost Island Friday evening.
Lloyd Richardson and wife autoed down from Estherville Friday evening.
The Motor Inn sold a Studebaker 4 to Chatman & Son of Terril last week.
R.H. Granger of Algona was a business visitor here Monday.
A.M. Anderson autoed over from Ruthven Monday on business.
Mrs. Arthur Dowd and children came over from Cylinder Saturday and spent the
day with friends.
Alva Birkland came down from Graettinger Saturday and spent the day with her
sister, Mrs. Joe Early.
Lillian McAllister spent Sunday at her parents here. She teaches school at
Mrs. Nora Calahan and children spent Sunday with relatives at Ruthven.
Mrs. T.J. Duffy went to Graettinger Wednesday for a few days visit with her
daughter, Mrs. Vincent Kelly.
John Anderson and Harry Thatcher of Ruthven were business visitors here
Gertrude Swanton of Worthington, Minn., visited relatives here a few days
Mike Murphy and wife are visiting her brother, Chas. Myers at West Superior.
E.Dungan returned from Lansing Friday after spending a week with relatives
Mrs. W.C. Richardson has been ill for the past week with the chicken pox.
H.M. Wilson and wife autoed over from Spencer Tuesday for a short visit with
their son, C.C. Wilson and wife.
Philip Bough of Long beach, Calif., who had been here visiting his brother,
Peter Bough and family, went to Lohrville Monday.
Mike Farrell and sister, Margaret, arrived from Chicago Tuesday to attend
the funeral of their uncle, Will Malloy.
Mrs. Bessie Bright came down from Estherville Thursday for a visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Parks.
Geo. Hurley and son, George, who had been visiting relatives here for a few
weeks, left Thursday for their home at Monroe, Washington.
Ella Donahue, who teaches school at Everly, spent Sunday here with her
mother, Mrs. John Donahue.
Thomas McLamphy, wife and children of Whittemore, spent Wednesday here with
relatives and friends.
Clifford Mayne and wife went to Sioux City Friday to spend a few days with
Julius A. Blinkman and Miss Maude Blacketer of Algona were married here
Monday. Rev. J.E. Brereton performed the ceremony. We wish this young
Ava Adams daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Adams, who resided here some years
ago and owned the racket store, died at Shaw, Colo., on Sept. 21. She was
married since leaving here but we have not learned her name.
The A.S. Burnette Motor Co. sold Ford cars to the following parties during
the week: Clem Fitzpatrick, Chas. Fritzschle, W.J. Brown, John Rouse of
Ayrshire, Mike and James Murray of Curlew and O.C. Sprout of Mallard.
Rev. J.W. Whiteside of Plymouth will preach at the Free Methodist Hall
Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings beginning at 7:30. He will also preach
Sunday morning at 11:00. All are welcome.
Henry Dorweiller and daughter autoed p from West Bend Saturday and spent the
day with friends.
Mrs. Enger went to West Bend Friday for a short visit with relatives and
Mrs. Peter Donlon and children were down from Graettinger between trains
Mrs. S.D. Bickford and son went to Humboldt Wednesday for a few days visit
with relatives and friends.
Bert Trotter went to Cedar Rapids Wednesday for a few days business visit.
J.A. Steinberger and son, J.A., left Wednesday for Des Moines where they
will make their future home.
Mose Cohen and James Murphy autoed up from Des Moines Wednesday and spent
the day with H.H. Cohen. They left that evening for St. Paul.
H.W. Beebe returned Monday from Richfield Idaho, after an absence of about
ten days. He left the same evening on a business trip to Sioux City.
Mrs. Clare Brown and baby of Lancester, Ark., who had been here visiting at
the M.M. Miller home, went to Cedar Rapids Tuesday to visit relatives.
John Scott returned from Clear Lake, S.Dak., last week where he had been
looking after the thresing on his farm. He reports his crop very good. He
says that Joe Finnegan, formerly of this county who lives near Brandt,
threshed 1600 bushels of flax and that his small grain was all very good. He
thinks his corn will yield about 40 bushels to the acre. Mr. Scott also
reports that the Hand brothers have a big crop of potatoes and the quality
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend our gratitude to our many friends who kindly assisted us
during our recent sorrow caused by the death of our husband and father,
including those who made floral offerings and assisted with music. Mrs.
C.C. Sykes and family.
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Ruthven Free Press
Ruthven, Palo Alto, Iowa
October 31, 1917
$52,000 IN HIGHLAND
Highland Townships Subscription to the Second Liberty Loan
The Citizens of Highland Township are to be congratulated upon their subscription to the 2nd Liberty Loan. The committee in charge of this is deeply grateful for the generous response by this people. There were very few refusals and in practically every case the reason was self-evident. The maximum quota for this township was $67,000, the minimum being $45,000. Reports from the Chairman of the Iowa Liberty Loan Committee indicate that the state subscribed but two-thirds of its quota. That being the case, Highland township did her part, and her average will be better than that of Iowa as a whole. Taken in connection with the First Liberty Loan we largely oversubscribed the maximum quota assigned to us. The total subscription in June was $48,000.
Another item which should be to our credit is that the Banks in Ruthven are called on to put up about $25,000 above this amount which will be credited to adjoining townships in this county and in Clay county.
First National Bank
Farmers Savings Bank
Edwin A. Dewey
Royal Lumber Co.
Farmers Inc CoOp Society
Ray E. Barringer
Andrew M. Hermanson
Christen N. Hansen
Cora A. Babcock
Mrs. Eva R. Robinson
Dewain C. Barringer
Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.
Ruthven Telephone Exchange Co.
Fred S. Grange
Martin C. Hanson
Mrs. C.W. Eaton
Dan J. Green
John Thompson Jr.
Carl G. Hanson
Mrs. John H. Bale
John H. Bale
Mrs. Oscar Bargstrum
Mary A. Whitman
Emmet F. Gates
Harry Thatcher Jr.
John D. Klein
John J. Brown
Silas J. Sampson
William M. Brennan
A.F. A.M. 487
Henry M. Brown
Carrie K. Clark
Irvin J. Foy
Ed T. Washington
Thos. M. Clare
Guy W. Prichard
Aug. J. Norden
John J. Brown
Mary Margaret Brennan
William J. Brown
James R. Brown
Sam O. Sandvig
Mrs. N.C. Bale
Mrs. Ole Sandvig
Howard T Foy
Mrs. ?. J. Foy
Carl B. Nelson
Mrs. H.J. Bauer
Ruthven Public School
Geo. F. Washington
James E. Washington
- Private Paul Groszkruger was up from Camp Dodge over Sunday. He spent the day at his home near Dickinson and visited Ruthven friends on his way back.
Dr. A.B. Wigdahl of this
city and Miss Elizabeth Sorenson of Mooreland, Iowa, were united
in marriage at the home of the bride's parents at 1 p.m.
Saturday, October 20. Rev. O.L.N. Wigdahl, brother of the groom
officiated. The immediate family of the bride and Mrs. L.O.
Wigdahl and Selmer Wigdahl of this city were the only ones
present at the ceremony. A sumptuous wedding dinner was served
after the ceremony. The young couple remained at the Sorenson
home until Monday, when they came to Ruthven for a short visit at
the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.O. Wigdahl, where
another big wedding dinner was awaiting them. The guests were Mr.
E.P. Barringer, a personal friend of the groom, and Mr. and Mrs.
Osterhus and family. The young couple went to Ft. Dodge Tuesday
from where Mrs. Wigdahl returned to her home at Mooreland and Dr.
Wigdahl returned to his military duties at Camp Dodge.
The Free Press wishes to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Wigdahl and wish them much joy and happiness in their wedded life.
A Surprise Party
On last Wednesday evening about sixty-five friends and neighbors invited themselves to the Matt Anderson home, the occasion being a farewell to Lawrence Anderson and Gay Larson, the two young men from this immediate vicinity who have orders to be ready to report at Camp Dodge on twenty-four hour notice.
Rev. Wigdahl addressed the boys and then in a few well selected words presented them with the best wishes of the guests and a purse of U.S. coin.
A call was then made for volunteers to do ample justice to the supper. Not a slacked in the crowd. Everyone present reported for duty, especially Gay and Lawrence. If the way they waded into that supper is a sample of the way they are going to wade into the enemy, it won't take the kaiser long to realize that. Young America has been turned loose. About the midnight hour all departed for home feeling proud of these young men who represent us at front.
FRED DODGE DECEASED
Passed Away on October 28th at Training Camp
Fred Dodge, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Dodge of this city, passed away at the soldiers
training camp at Camp McArthur, Waco, Texas. His remains were
brought to this city today and will be interred in the Catholic
Fred Dodge was born at Avoca, Wis., on September 2nd, 1896. He resided there with his parents until 1910 when the family came to Ruthven. He resided here until September of this year, when he heard the call of his country, and went to Camp Douglas, Wis., where he offered himself to his country. He was later transferred to Camp McArthur, where on Sunday, October 25th, 1917, he passed away after two weeks illness. He was a competent, steady young man, was kind hearted and likeable and respected by all. He will be greatly missed by his family, and America also suffers a loss, a loving son and brother and a good clean soldier. While he did not die fighting for his country, he passed away while straining every effort to fit himself to become one of those who are now risking their lives daily in the trenches. His name will be numbered among our soldiers and his loss will long be felt by his relatives and friends. He leaves to mourn his loss, besides his mother and father, four brothers, Raymond of Camp Robinson, Sparta, Wis., Gardner of Spring Green, and Robert and Joseph of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Leonard Miller and Mrs. Bert Miller of this city.
The Free Press joins with the many friends of these bereaved relatives in extending sincere sympathy.
IOWA STATE NEWS
- During the spring garden making season, the
C.M. & St. P. railroad company offered their right of way and
idle land near North McGregor belonging to the company free to
all who wanted to put in war gardens. Later they offered a cash
prize on each division. On the I. & D. division, P.M.W.
Becker, chief clerk with the new terminal engineering force at
North McGregor, was awarded the prize. His garden was along the
right of way in the yard limits on the banks of the old Bloody
Run. It consisted of ?800 square feet, and was planted with sugar
beets, head lettuce, endive, green beans, green peas, rutabagas,
egg plant, green peppers, spinach, round red beets, small
preserving tomatoes, lima beans, kohl rabi, carrots, radishes,
parsnips, turnips, cucumbers, cabbages, potatoes, sweet corn,
- Mrs. Fannie Klinck of near Clarksville, the lady agriculturist who has taken so many prizes with her farm products, has again captured some valuable prizes, this time at Peoria winning first prize and sweepstakes at the international exposition for the best exhibit of farm products from an individual. Canada was the second national competitor. She won first prize of $100 and sweepstakes, a beautiful three foot silver cup. She has won many valuable prizes in the past. Her experiment farm is northwest of Clarksville.
- Welcome Abbott of Lamont, the sixteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Abbott of that city, has finally succeeded in enlisting in the navy. The boy, who is not yet seventeen years old, made three unsuccessful attempts to enlist, but was turned down each time because of his youth. Finally, owing to his training in wireless telegraph, he was accepted by the recruiting officers.
- At a recent meeting of the Scottish Rite Masonic bodies in Washington, D.C., the following Iowans were elected for the thirty-third degree: William Koch, Charles M. Cathcart, Francis R. Jones, Edwin T. Meredith, Eugene Mannheimer and Forest S. Treat of Des Moines; Elmer S. Bickford of Greenfield and Sutin W. Wilkinson of Winterset.
- When he stopped in front of a fast moving freight train at a street crossing in Iowa City, Henry Osbourne was instantly killed. The man was decapitated and the body being thrown under the cars was terribly mangled.
- Mack B. Cotant, who went from North McGregor with the second quota and is in the ambulance corps, Camp Dodge, thinks number 13 is O.K. His number is 13 on the roll call, he is number 13 on the pay roll, drew $13 in his first military pay and was number 13 to be measured for his uniform.
- Herman P. Dax, of Dubuque, an employee of the Sommerfield dye works, was badly burned by an explosion of a tank of cleaning fluids. Spontaneous combustion is believed to have caused the blow up. Dax is expected to recover from his injuries.
- Mrs. J.D. Eagle of Waterloo has two sons in the army, Joseph and Walter. They were both under the draft age, but enlisted in the Waterloo company of the national guard. When the Rainbow division was formed, one of the boys was sent with that division and the other went to Deming, New Mexico. Mrs. Eagle wanted her boys kept together, so she took the matter up with Senator Kenyon, who interested Adjutant General McCain in the matter. The official red tape was for once cut and orders sent to the commandant at Deming to send Joseph to Mincoln, L.I., and put him in the same company with his brother.
- Mrs. Elsie Masters of Manchester excels not only in the quality of her canned fruits and vegetables but in the quantity canned during the past season. At the Delaware County Fair she took a large number of premiums, both for individual specimens and collections of canned goods and now has in her cellar fifteen hundred quarts of canned fruits and vegetables. This is in addition to large quantities of jellies and jams which are also on her shelves, all the result of the past summer's work, done in her own kitchen.
- Sheriff Will Hohn of Webster county has secured requisition papers for the return from Florida of Halford Tice of Ft. Dodge, Louise Steberg, 15 years of age, and Peter Steberg, aged 15 years. Tice is accused of enticing the girl away from the home of her parents. Sheriff Hohn has received word from Tampa that officers there are holding Tice and the girl. Her brother and another young man are supposed to be in Florida.
- Frank Brown of St. Anagar was killed at an Illinois Central crossing. He was driving a car with the side curtains on and did not see an approaching train. He applied the brakes with the result that the car slid onto the track. He was thrown thirty feet. He was a native of Germany. He had no relatives living here.
- When Forest Aldrich of Valley Junction tried to stop a fast revolving engine with a crowbar, the bar was hurled across his face cutting his windpipe in two. While there was never at any time any hope of his recovery, he lived for three weeks after the accident although he was never able to talk.
- Herb Waters of Waukon received a check for $10,084 for seventy-four head of three year old cattle which he sold to Kneeskern & Son of Castania. The cattle were purchased a year ago by Mr. Waters for $4,419 and were fattened for the market on hay, grass and ensilage.
- F.H. Morgan, the druggist at Council Bluffs whose store was painted yellow because of his alleged unpatriotic actions towards business men's committees soliciting Liberty bond subscriptions, has subscribed for $500 worth of bonds and paid cash for them.
- George Magel, who lives near Shenandoah, has harvested what is considered the bumper oats crop of that section. He secured one hundred and twenty-six bushels per acre from a twenty acre field. The crop was worth, at the present price, over ten dollars an acre.
- When Charles A. Joseph of Dubuque fell from a step ladder he suffered injuries which resulted in his death a few days later. He did not regain consciousness. Mr. Joseph, who was 69 years old, was the founder of Dubuque Advertiser and for thirty-five years was its editor.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
- Mrs. James Eychaner returned Monday to her home at Ft. Dodge. She was accompanied home by her mother, Mrs. J.F. Reely.
- S.T. Sampson ,one of our soldier boys, returned on Monday to Camp Dodge, after spending a few days here with relatives and friends.
- S. Bauer returned to Ayrshire after an over Sunday visit at the home of his son. He is manager of the Ayrshire Produce Co.
- Linn Dodge, of Round Lake, Minn., is here in attendance at the funeral of his nephew, Fred Dodge. Mrs. Dodge is also here.
- Mrs. N.C. Bale received a card from her son Ernest recently stating that he had a successful voyage and was safe in England.
- Mrs. C.H. Slagle, who visited a few days in Emmetsburg at the home of her father, Pat Joynt, returned to her home in this city.
- Mr. and Mrs. Claude Keefer are now in our city and in charge of their new business, the Home Bakery. Mr. Keefer arrived Monday while Mrs. Keefer arrived a few days before.
- Mrs. O.T. Goff of Brentford, S.D., came last week to assist in the care of her father, D.F. Thayer, who has been very ill with bronchial pneumonia.
- Mrs. Albert Laton of Spencer visited Friday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Archer. Her little daughter, Marion, who has been visiting here since Monday, returned home with her.
- Mr. and Mrs. Gardner H. Dodge of Spring Green, Wis., and Miss Anna Torpy of Madison, Wis., arrived here Tuesday to attend the funeral of Fred Dodge.
- Mrs. Walter Palmer, a sister of Mrs. Ole Olson, returned Monday to her home at Wesley.
- Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grange have moved into the house recently vacated by the P.G. Baldwin family.
[transcribed by CJL, August 2004]
Iowa Old Press
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