Iowa Old Press
Ruthven Free Press
Ruthven, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, February 12, 1919
OBITUARY OF W.H. BARRINGER
Eagle Bend, Minn., News - Wm. Henry Barringer passed away
at his home in this city on Thursday night, January 30, after a short illness of
kidney trouble. He was born in Sauk county, Wis., on May 27, 1854, and moved to
Ruthven, Iowa, at the age of 25. The following year he was married to Miss Flora
E. Ryder. He was nearly 65 years of age at the time of his death and besides
four sisters and three brothers leaves to mourn his death a wife and seven
children. The children are Osa of Rock Creek, Minn; Mrs. Paul Jones of Mason
City, Iowa; Mrs. Culver of Dickens, Iowa; Mrs. W.J. Slitter Orlo, Jay and Cleo,
who live in this city and vicinity, were all with him at the time of his death.
Mr. Barringer has always enjoyed fairly good health until a few weeks prior to
The Barringer family moved to this county some nine years ago, coming from Ruthven, Iowa. They have made their home in this village the greater part of the time and the community extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
The funeral occurred at the residence on Saturday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. Allen of the M.E. church. The remains were laid in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
At the parsonage of the M.E. church, at Spencer, Iowa,
Feb. 8th, occurred the marriage of Miss Iona Whitford and Mr. Harley Brady, both
of Terril, Iowa. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Whitford of Terril,
a graduate of high school. She also completed a course in the State Normal
school at Cedar Falls, Ia., and has since been a very successful teacher in the
public schools of Clay and Palo Alto counties. The groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. C.W. Brady, north of Ruthven. After a high school course he engaged in
Agricultural work and is one of Palo Alto's most enterprising young farmers. The
many friends of these young people in Ruthven and vicinity where they are
well known extend hearty congratulations.
Mr. and Mrs. Brady will reside on a farm ten miles north of Ruthven.
SAMPSON - FITZGERALD.
Mr. S.T. Sampson and Miss Myrtle Fitzgerald were married on Monday of this week. We understand they will start housekeeping on the Hesvik place east of town. Particulars next week.
MRS. MARRY JOHNSON
Mrs. Mary Johnson passed away at her home in the north west part of town last Sunday afternoon about 4 o'clock. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. from the Lutheran church.
The old baker north of the Milwaukee tracks reopened today under the managership of Mrs. C.L. Simmons, who is employed by C.A. Taylor of Emmetsburg. Mr. Taylor has a first class bakery in Emmetsburg and will supply his bakery here from his Emmetsburg bakery. We are glad to again see a bakery in Ruthven. See Mr. Taylor's ad in this issue for particulars.
2ND ENGINEERS RECOGNIZED.
Two Local Boys in Honored Detachment.
The Second Engineers, in which Ernest L. Bale and Irvan
Gaard of this city are serving, have been cited for bravery and have been
decorated with the Croix de Guere. It is also important that this is the only
company of engineers in the A.E.F. to receive this coveted honor. In speaking of
their bravery and dauntless courage the Stars and Stripes of January 3, has the
following to say:
"Vierzy had finally been captured, but all the ground traversed by the attack was covered with wounded and no further progress could me made that night. The American troops, such of them as remained, dug themselves in, and the next morning the 2nd Engineers followed the Engineers' prerogative of digging all day, advanced through the remnants of the 9th Infantry and the 6th Marines, through those of the 23rd Infantry and at 7 o'clock drove forward again more than five kilometers to Tigny, where on the edge of Bois d'Hartennes and less than a kilometer west of the Soissons-Chateau-Thierry highway, the depleted American units were brought to a stop, but entrenched themselves, and aided by the men of the macine [sic] gun battilion [sic], held every inch of their gain."
HAWKEYE STATE NEWS
The following Iowans have been killed or died of accidents
or wounds during the last week:
Corp. Floyd Ernest Griggs, Albion; Myron J. Brooks, Luasa; Harvey G. Pierce, Missouri Valley; Thomas E. Langon, sergeant, Council Bluffs; Corps. Louis E. Wenieke, Burlington; Clifford W. Kinhead, Rippey; Hans P. Sorensen, Adair; Louis J. Turner, Oskaloosa; Pvts. Garbrand H. Haase, Carroll; Marvin E. Peterson, Linn Grove; Louis J. Snider, Alden; John F. Kounenburg, Ashton; Anthony ? Roederer, Burlington; Robert W. Todlock, Mediapolis; Tom Reese, Carbon; Anthony Baleer, Cedar Rapids; John H. Reneker, Douds; Peter F. Tempus, Independence; Charley Vetter, Nashua; Roland P. Roeder, Grundy Center; Fred V. Rosenbaum, Calmar; Charles Wilkins, Ottumwa; James Kelter, Ottumwa; Henry H. Hildegrand, Winfield; Mitchell Houchin, Burlington; Clare S. Mahoney, Stanley; Carl A. Harrington, Redding; Jake Weisman, Marble Rock; Johnny J. Rost, Hartley; Chris N. Johnson, Moorhead; Thorolf Simonson, Webb; Kristian Jensen, Newell; Robert T. Lock, Hartley; Ernest E. Benson, Center Point; Joe Middendorff, Breda; Walter R. Picket, Osceola; John Rottman, Wilton Junction; Chester E. Rutledge, Des Moines; Louis Spring, Tipton; Floyd Allen, Scranton; Clair Daniel, Prescott; John W. Dinham, Murray; Paul E. Fackier, Atlantic; Niale Drake, Masonville; William Huismann, Titonka; Milton J. McElroy, Indianola; Peter Smith, Newell; Francis P. Scannell, Des Moines; Chauncey Schmidt, Muscatine; Chris M. Christensen, Ellsworth; John Ehrig, Gladbrook; Francis E. Kellog, Volga; Harry Reese, Wilton Junction.
Although Ury J. Odell of Bloomfield was worth over $25,000, he refused to purchase Liberty bonds, War Savings Stamps, or donate to the Red Cross. Odell also made a number of utterances against the government and its allied activities, resulting in his being declared guilty of violating the espionage act in United States District court at Ottumwa. Odell is middle aged and served in the Spanish-American war, of which he is ashamed, he declared in court. He will be sentenced soon.
Ruthven Free Press
Ruthven, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, February 19, 1919
Married in Spencer
Monday afternoon of last week at one o'clock at the
Christian church parsonage, in Spencer, Miss Myrtle Fitzgerald and Sirrine T.
Sampson, both of this city, were united in marriage, Rev. W.F. Hurst performing
the ceremony that united them as man and wife. The bride and groom are splendid
young people and their friends bespeak for them a happy and prosperous
The groom but recently returned from seven months service overseas where he did his full duty for home and country. Mr. and Mrs. Sampson left for a short wedding trip into northern Minnesota after which they will go to housekeeping in this city. The Free Press joins the friends of this young couple in wishing them joy and happiness.
MRS. ANDREW JOHNSON
Last week we briefly mentioned the death of Maria Nelson Johnson, who passed away at her home in this city on Sunday, February 9th, at 4:25 p.m. at the age of sixty years. Funeral services were held at 1:30 Wednesday from the Lutheran church and the remains laid to rest in Crown Hill cemetery.
The deceased was born in Sweden on February 17, 1858. On April 4th, 1879, she was united in marriage to Andrew Johnson, to which union three children were born - John E. Johnson of Shelby, Mont., Mrs. Roy Frad of Dickens, and Mrs. Nels Nelson of Ruthven. Besides these children she leaves to mourn her loss six grandchildren and two sisters in this country and one sister and three brothers in Sweden. Mrs. O.B. Nelson, and Mrs. Ole Johnson, two of her sisters were in attendance at the funeral.
THE BATTERY "D" SPIRIT
Fred Dodge is in receipt of a very interesting pamphlet sent to him by his son, Sgt. Raymond Dodge, Battery D, of the seventeenth field artillery. It contains a detailed account of every movement made by this battery from the time they landed in France until the signing of the armistice, with day, date and hour of every happening. The Croix de Guerre was awarded to this battery by the French on December 30. The battery took an active part in the engagements of Verdun; Chateau Thierry, Soissons, Saint Mihiel, Champagne, Argonne and Mense and are now part of the army of occupation.
Mrs. Mary Leonard of Ayrshire Dead
Mrs. Mary Leonard died at her home at Ayrshire last Wednesday. She was ill for more than a year. The funeral was held on Friday. Services were conducted at the Catholic church, Father Lynch officiating. The burial was in the parochial cemetery. Definite particulars have not been learned. Mrs. Leonard is survived by two sons and two daughters. The sons are Edward Myles, who owns a restaurant at Ayrshire and Frank Myles, who conducts a meat market. The daughters are Mrs. W.H. Martin of Ayrshire and Mrs. Jesse Dyer of Spencer. A sister, Mrs. John Anglum, also lives at Ayrshire. The sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended to the surviving members in their sorrow. -- Democrat.
Submitted by: C.J.L.
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