Iowa Old Press
Palo Alto Tribune
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto co. Iowa
February 2, 1928
Ayrshire Woman Called by Death
Mrs. Dan O'Brien Dies Tuesday Night After Long Illness
Mrs. Dan O'Brien died at her home in Ayrshire at twelve o'clock Tuesday night, January 31. She had been ill since July and her condition had been very serious for a long time. Every possible effort was made to save her. Her family and friends hoped that she might be spared, but the summon had come and she was forced to go. Funeral services will be held at the Sacred Heart church at Ayrshire at 10 a.m. Friday, at which time a solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated. Father Dunn of Ayrshire, Father Smith of Cherokee and FAther Slattery will serve. The burial will be in the Catholic cemetery at Ayrshire.
Miss Julia Griffin was born at Dorchester, Iowa, August 3, 1859. She grew up there and on November 13, 1883 she united in marriage with Dan O'Brien at that place. The lived at Canover and Allamakee for a time, coming to Emmetsburg March 1, 1888. They resided here for four years and then moved to a farm in Booth township where they lived until about five or six years ago, when they retired and established their home at Ayrshire where they subsequently resided.
Mrs. O'Brien was one of the finest women we have ever known. She was mild, gentle kind, seeing the good in everyone and making the best of every situation that came to her in life. She was a most devoted wife and mother and the very best kind of neighbor. The writer knew her well for very many years and always found her the same earnest, honest, true woman. She was a good Christian and a devout Catholic, whose faith never wavered for a moment. She had trials in life, as we all do, but she met them with courage and fortitude. During the years that we knew her, we never heard her speak unkind of anyone, nor did we ever hear anyone utter a n unkind word of her. Her's was a life of unselfish usefulness. She did the right always as her conscience dictated. There was little or erring in her life, and we may well hope that only reward awaites her.
Mrs. O'Brien is survived by her husband, three sons and six daughters. The sons are William and James of Ayrshire, and Daniel of this city. The daughters are Mrs. Mary Duffy of Graettinger, Mrs. Alice Bresnahan and Mrs. Maggie Bresmahan, of Allamakee county, Mrs. Nora Fitzpatrick of Ayrshire, Sister Mary Agnes of Algona, and Miss Cecilia O'Brien, who is at home.
The Tribune extends sincere sympathy to them all, and trusts that they will be granted faith and strength to bear up bravely and that the memory of this wife and mother will sustain them through the years.
94-Year Old Man Wants a Divorce
Sac City, Ia, Jan 31 - William Hewitt, 94, is defendant in a suit instituted by his wife, Ethel Hewitt, 40, to set aside a deed given by him to the home farm adjoining Sac City, on which the defendant has resided for many years. The trial started before Judge J.A. Henderson and is expected to consume the entire week. Mrs. Hewitt stated in her testimony that she had married the defendant at his urging and that she was given to understand that he owned the farm in question and was to have dower right in the same. A short time ago, she says, she discovered that he had deeded the farm to a son three months before their marriage. In a cross petition, the husband asks for a divorce on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment. Cross examination of the plaintiff was concerned with her actions the past year, during which time she has been living apart from her husband.
Dwight McCarty's Mother is Dead
D.G. McCarty received a telegram Wednesday morning from Harry Dickinson at Moline, Ill., stating that his mother, Mrs. Z.F. Dickinson, had died there Tuesday evening, January 31. The body will be brought here for burial. The funeral will be held from the M.E. church at 2 p.m. Friday. The body will be interred in Evergreen cemetery beside that of her husband who died some years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson came to Palo Alto county in May, 1878, and located on a farm in Walnut township north of Osgood, where they resided for many years. Two sons were born to them, Harry, now of Moline and Albert of Rock Island. Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson were enterprising and were leaders in church, social and educational work. They were among the very best people of our country. Their home was a hospitable one. The writer is one of the many who often visited them and always found a hearty welcome.
Mrs. Dickinson was a woman of fine Christian character. Kind, lovable, charitable. A true, noble woman, and ideal wife and mother. Her passing is not untimely, for she had lived long and well. She had performed her life's work and was prepared to go. To the bereaved sons the Tribune extends sincere sympathy, for they will miss their mother, buther memory will be one that will comfort and cheer them. The lessons she taught them in their earlier years will guide them right through life.
[transcriber note: I wonder if the headline to this story is correct, but have transcribed it as it appears in the newspaper]
News About Former E.H.S. Teachers
Our former commercial instructor, Miss Hazel Trussel, who is now Mrs. Olson, lives at Lewis, Iowa. Mr. Olson is superintendent of schools at that place.
Miss Winifred Mayne, who taught Latin in Emmetsburg high school in 1926 and 1927, is attending the Columbia University of New York.
Miss Genevieve Doherty, who was out physical training instructor during the years of 1926 and 1927 is now known as Mrs. Leo Porter. She resides at Clarion. Mr. Porter owns a men's clothing store there.
Miss Llyra Price, who formerly taught home economics here, is now teaching at Mrs. Dow's school, Briarcliff Manor, New York.
Miss Eunice Lynch is studying hospital work in Detroit, Mich., this year.
Miss Lorraine Wartchow V.S. Mrs. Stonebrook is living in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. and Mrs. Stonebrook have charge of a theatre in Baltimore.
Miss Alela Vedder, one of the former junior high instructors, is teaching in Porto Rico.
Miss Leota Hand is teaching in Lansing, Mich., this year.
Mrs. Pearl Fisher
Mrs. Pearl Fisher died at her home in Emmet county Sunday evening. The body was brought to Emetsburg. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her sister, Mrs. Clarence Howard, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. W.D. Kline officiated. The burial was in Evergreen cemetery. The Tribune extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
-L.P. Stillman was here from Dolliver last week.
-Mrs. D.E. McCarty entertained at bridge Wednesday afternoon.
-Mrs. T.J. Duffy spent a few days last week with her mother, Mrs. O'Brien at Ayrshire.
-Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Paulsen entertained a number of friends at "500" Thursday evening.
-Fred Spies spent Friday at Algona.
-Mrs. A.J. Johnson left here Saturday evening for Pasadena, Calif., to visit her daughter, Miss Gladys.
-B.E. Eisenbast visited his son Robert at Armstrong one day last week.
-Miss Helen Love who was employed in the Osher store here for some time has a similar position in the store at Gruver.
-Mike Englert of Ringsted spent the week end at the J.B. Lambe home here.
-Dr. Lindsey was operated on for appendicitis at the Coleman hospital Monday afternoon.
-Last Thursday Vesta O'Connor, Frank Carney, John Carney and Mat Murphy attended a K. of C. meeting at Emmetsburg.
-Malta Jacobson of Wallingford purchased the Simonson meat market and will take posession in a short time.
-A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dersenia of Berkley, Calif. recently.
-H.C. Ridenour and family visited at the J.J. Martin home at Storm Lake over the week end.
-O.B. Fisk spent the week end with his children here.
-Mrs. Klinge's house caught fire Saturday morning. The fire started in the basement. the alarm was given and with the help of friends and neighbors it was soon under control. She was very fortunate in not losing more than she did.
-Mary Scott arrived Monday to visit at the home of her brother Vere Scott.
-An eight and one-half pound daughter came to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Gross Sunday evening. The Tribune rejoices in extending congratulations.
-Bill Leary spent the week end in Curlew with his people.
-Bob Earl is drivig a Chevrolet roadster.
-Harry Cheever of Emmetsburg was in town Monday taking orders for the Real Silk Hosiery Mills.
-Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Mason returned from Osceola Tuesday. While away they purchased a Chrysler coach.
-Mr. Graff and daughter Thresa and son, Eddie, and Alma Mason called in Emmetsburg and Ayrshire Saturday.
-Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cross are the proud parents of a baby girl, born Sunday. Congratulations!
-Ralph Peden of Armstrong [spent] the week end in Mallard, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Ridenour.
-Francis Forey underwent an operation at the Estherville hospital Tuesday.
-Miss Stella Ruppert has given up her work at Fort Dodge and will keep house for her brothers, Joe and Frank Ruppert.
-George V. Collins spent Sunday at his parental home.
-Abe Sproug of Huntington, Ind., who has been here the past week visiting at the home of his brother, Frank Sproug, returned to his home Friday.
-Louis Hofstadter of this place is reported very ill.
-Mrs. Jack Schurg went to Iowa City Wednesday to remain a few days at the bedside of her father, Jim Boyle, of Estherville, who was operated on at that place.
-Mr. and Mrs. Guy Post drove to Waterloo Sunday where Mr. Post accepted an inspection job with the John Deere Tractor Co., at that place.
-Henry stagmann of this place is reported very ill at this writing.
-A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Pat Hundertmark Tuesday, January 24. Congratulations.
-The sudden death of Mrs. Anthony Jandie Saturday was a great shock to her many friends. The funeral was held Tuesday from Sts. Peter and Pauls Catholic church and interment made in the Catholic cemetery west of town.
-Mrs. Forrest Johnson has been ill and under a doctors care the past week. She is improved in health some this week. Miss Marguerite Spaulding has been taking care of the housework at the Johnson home during Mrs. Johnson's illness.
-Harold Prather, who met with a serious accident Wednesday afternoon when he was hit by the car driven by Fred Muhr, was taken to his home in this district Sunday afternoon. He was hit by the car while running across the street in Ruthven and thrown over the car into the heavy glass of the windshield, which was broken to pieces by the force with which he was hit by the car. For several days it was thought that he might lose the sight of one of his eyes. He also suffered several bad cuts on the face and had severe dizzy spells when he tried to walk. He was unconscious several hours after the accident.
[transcribed by S. F., September 2009]
THE PALO ALTO TRIBUNE
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto co. Iowa
Thursday, February 28, 1928
GREAT OAK COUPLE ARE WED MONDAY
James Burns and Gertrude Malloy United in Marriage at Sacred Heart Church
Mr. James Burns and Miss Gertrude Malloy both of Great Oak township were united in marriage at the Sacred Heart Catholic church at Ayrshire at 7 o'clock, Monday morning, February 20, Rev. E.J. Dunn officiated.
The bride was assisted by her sister, Miss Virginia Malloy, and Francis Burns, brother of the groom, was best man.
A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's mother after the ceremony.
The bridal couple have gone on a wedding trip and will be absent for a few weeks. They will visit Dubuque, Chicago and other points. They will establish their home later on a farm in Great Oak township, now occupied by the Mason family.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Amelia Malloy. She was born in Great Oak township and grew up there. She attended St. Mary's Academy and graduated in the year 1926.
She is a young lady of fine character. She is naturally bright, yet mild and unassuming. She possesses the qualities of womanhood, which places her in the front rank among the ladies of our county.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Burns of Great Oak township. He, too, is a native of this county and a graduate of St. Mary's Academy.
James is not only a likeable lad, but is a young man of sterling worth. His habits are good. His honesty and integrity has never been questioned and he is admired by his companions for he is always found reliable and true. He has ambitions and will persevere toward the goal of success, which with the cooperation of his wife, he will be sure to attain.
The Tribune is more than pleased to extend hearty congratulations and sincere good wishes.
[transcribed by M.K-L., March 2009]
Iowa Old Press
Palo Alto County