LeMars Sentinel, Friday, December 7, 1923
FORMER COUNTY ATTORNEY DIES
GEORGE A. JEFFERS SUCCUMBS TO LINGERING ILLNESS
AT HOSPITAL IN DENVER
John Ruble, of this city, received a telegram Wednesday morning
announcing the death of George A. Jeffers, which took place in Denver,
Colo., December 4. Mr. Jeffers was a well known figure in LeMars and
Plymouth county when he was county attorney some years ago. Mr. Jeffers'
health began to fail about a year ago. At that time he went to the
John(s) Hopkins hospital in Washington, D. C., where he obtained some
relief, and returned to his home in Rapid City, S. D. Later he suffered
a relapse and went to Denver seeking a change of climate.
George A. Jeffers was born in Pleasant Valley, Jo Davies(s) county,
Ill., on October 13, 1872 (his headstone says "1871"). When he was a
small boy his father, B. A. Jeffers, came to Plymouth county and took up
a homestead in Johnson township where George grew to young manhood. He
attended the public schools and when he was old enough his father sent
him to Ann Arbor, Mich., where he entered the Michigan University and
studied law, and was admitted to practice at the bar.
He practiced his profession at Sioux Falls, S. D., and then opened
an office in Akron, where he followed his profession. He was county
attorney, serving two terms from 1902 to 1906. On being elected to
office he made his home in LeMars.
After relinquishing the duties of office he went to Bonesteel, S.
D., where he remained about two years and then located in Rapid City,
where he acquired a large practice. He made a specialty of attending to
Indian claims and was frequently in Washington D. C. in this connection,
attending sessions of the United States court.
While there he met Miss Ethel...
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December 31, 1923
A COMEDY PLAYLET AT SENEY
“On The Sight-Seeing Car” Will Be Given Friday
“On The Sight-Seeing Car,” a comedy, will be given by the basketball boys of
Seney on Friday night, January 4, in the Seney hall. The playlet will last
45 minutes and there will also be some musical contributions, both
instrumental and vocal.
The cast of characters:
The Superintendent, who needs help, played by Eldon Riter.
Bill and Dan, who need money, by Emerson Kennedy and Fred Riter.
The Tramp, who pays his fare with fire, by Raymond Hinde.
A Jew, who thinks one car is as good as another, by Dwight Riter.
A Farmer, who is particular about his change, by Melvin McArthur.
A Cripple, who was a big man once, by Raymond Hinde.
A Fat Lady, who can’t ride, by Melvin McArthur.
A Fair Lady, who is a Lady Fare, by Glenn Hinde.
FARM OWNERS SUE FOR THEIR RENT
Two Suits On Similar Claims Are Filed in District Court—One On Account
Two suits for farm rent, in which it is alleged that the defendant had
refused to pay the rent outright, or that the defendant is attempting to
dispose of his property, were filed last week in district court.
C. L. Roe has a claim for $320 against E. L. Reinsch. Mrs. Reinsch is also
included in the suit as the plaintiff understands that she has an adverse
William Van Buskirk is plaintiff against David E. Mentzer. He wants $720 for
P. A. Pederson & Co. are plaintiffs against E. E. Hahn, the claim being that
the defendant owes a bill of $447.80 for merchandise.
MILES SICKLER DEAD
Jas. Sickler received a card this morning stating that his uncle, Miles
Sickler, had died Saturday, aged 85 years. Mr. Sickler lived at Rockford,
Mo., and had one of the biggest collections of natural curiosities in the
state, including rare specimens of petrified animals and men: The people for
miles around were in the habit of bringing their strange finds to Mr.
Sickler. Mr. and Mrs. Sickler visited there last summer.
JESS RALSTON MARRIED
Jess Ralston, who has been living in LeMars for several years, conducting
half interest in the Pantry, was married to Miss Eula Armstrong, a teacher
in Plymouth County on December 22. The marriage was performed at Sheldon by
Rev. J. W. LeGrone. The newly married couple will make their home in LeMars,
where Mr. Ralston will remain at his work in the Pantry.