Iowa News from across the Country
- 1898 -

Alexandria Post News
Alexandria, Douglas Co, Minnesota
Thursday, February 10, 1898, page 5, col. 3.

Mrs. Annie Gerome died Tuesday night at 11:30 o’clock, February 1, 1898, and was laid to rest in the Carlos cemetery Friday the 4th. Mrs. Gerome was the only daughter of Mr. Kronk, who is living with his son in law, Mr. Peter Gerome, on the banks of Miltona. Mrs. Gerome was born in Delide * county, Iowa, January 13, 1848, and moved to Stillwater, this state, with her parents in 1863. She was married there to Mr. Gerome on November 20, 1865, and two years later moved to Miltona where they have since lived. She leaves a father, husband and nine children to mourn her loss. She has been postmistress here for several years and will be greatly missed by her many friends, for she was a true wife, a loving mother, and a kind hearted neighbor, respected by all who knew her. The grief stricken family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Oh, mother, thy gentle voice is hushed,
Thy warm, true heart is still.
And on thy pale and peaceful face
Is resting death’s cold chill.
Thy hands are clasped upon thy breast,
We’ve kissed thy marble brow,
And in our aching hearts we know,
We have no mother now.—T.H.

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us in this time of grief and sorrow.

[* note: there is no county in Iowa by the name of 'Delide' - I searched 1860 census records and located a Garrett Cronk in Delhi, Delaware co. Iowa; but could not find Annie Cronk (Gerome) - S.F., Iowa Old Press editor]

Mr. M. D. Fredenberg, accompanied by his two sons, Deree and Elmer, and daughter Hannah, drove to Miltona last Friday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Peter Jerome, who was a cousin of Mrs. Fredenberg, she being unable to attend.

[transcribed by J.W., November 2004]


Arizona Republican
Phoenix, Arizona Territory
February 28, 1898

Des Moines, Ia., Feb. 27 -- In the senate yesterday a big petition signed by 1,300 citizens of Clayton county against the pardon of Wesley Elkins, the boy murderer, was presented. It was in Clayton county that the crime was committed.

[transcribed by S.F., June 2004]


The Sacramento Daily Record-Union
Sacramento, California
Thursday, May 5, 1898

Died. Near this city, May 3d, Jeremiah Cahill, a member of Troop B, the local cavalry company, died on Tuesday at the age of 22 years. He was a native of Iowa. The services will be held at the Cathedral at 9:30 o'clock a.m. Brother of John, William H. and Edward J. Cahill of this city, Thomas Cahill of Iowa, and Mrs. Mary Green of Carrington, North Dakota. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this (Thursday) morning at 9:15 o'clock, from mortuary parlors of W.F. Gormley, 916 J street; thence to Cathedral, where funeral services will be held, commencing at 9:30 o'clock. He will be buried with military honors. Interment City Cemetery.

[transcribed by L.P., July 2010]


The Evansville Enterprise
Evansville, Douglas County, Minnesota
Friday, July 29, 1898
Page 1, Col. 4.

Peter Sampson, one of the most prominent of the pioneers of Winneshiek county, Iowa, died recently at his home in Pleasant township. He emigrated from Norway fifty years ago, and in 1821 [sic] located in Decorah and a few years later moved to his farm.

[transcribed by J.W., November 2005]


Marion Daily Star
Marion, OH
August 18, 1898

Lorimor -- Frances E. Painter was born in Marion, Ohio, Feb. 16, 1845, and died at her home in Lorimer, Iowa, August 12, 1898, aged 53 years, 5 months and 26 days. Deceased was married to Lafayette J. Holverstott March 26, 1863, who departed this life Nov. 8, 1877. To this union were born four children, all of whom survive -- Luella, William H., Eva G. and Marcellus L. She united with the Free Will Baptist church in 1871 and remained a consistent and worthy member of the same until a few years ago, when she removed her membership to a church near her home in Lorimer, Iowa. She again united in marriage Sep. 23, 1886, to Josiah Lorimor, who is left to mourn the loss of a loving and devoted companion. Besides husband and children, there are left five grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends to mourn their loss. But their loss is her gain. "She being dead, yet speaketh."

[transcribed by S.F., Sept. 2005]


The Lake Review
Osakis, Douglas County, Minnesota
Thursday, Sept. 8, 1898
Page 1, Col. 2.
Col. Lyon Summoned Home.
Col. E. D. Lyon who came up from Dubuque to spend a few days hunting chickens in this vicinity, was summoned home last Saturday by a telegram announcing a deplorable accident that resulted in the death of his little grandson, Andrew McDonald, aged 4 years.  While playing in the yard the little fellow undertook to climb upon a large stone flower vase that stood on a pedestal.  His weight pulled the heavy vessel over and he fell to the ground on his back, the vase striking him with all its weight on the stomach.  Death resulted from internal injuries.

[transcribed by J.W. March 2006]


Bismark Daily Tribune
Bismark, North Dakota
September 29, 1898

A state bank has been organized at New Rockford with a capital of $6,000. The officers are P.J. Hester of Emmetsburg, Iowa, pres; Joseph Maxwell of New Rockford, vice-pres; E.R. Davidson of New Rockford, cashier. The bank will be opened for business Oct. 15. The bank will be called the State Bank of New

[transcribed by C.J.L., Jan. 2004]


Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles, California
November 5, 1898

Licensed to Wed. Marriage licenses were issued at the County Clerk's office yesterday to the following persons:
Harry Lewis, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 29 years, a resident of Anaconda, Mont., and Jennie Freyer, a native of Iowa, aged 27 years, a resident of Moneta.

[transcribed by S.F., August 2012]


New York Times
New York, New York
November 5, 1898

London, Nov. 4- Mr. Frederick B. Norman of Keokuk, Iowa, was run over and killed yesterday evening in Holborn. The body of the deceased is at the King's College Hospital. An inquest will be held Monday, after which the U.S. Consul General will bury the body, unless Mr. Norman's friends are heard from in the meantime.

[transcribed by S.Y., June 2009]


Akron Weekly Pioneer Press
Akron, Washington co. Colorado
November 18, 1898

Death of Grandpa Yeamans.
Died at his home in this place on Thursday morning, Nov. 17, 1898, of old age and attending infirmities, Nathan T. Yeamans, in the 78th year of his age. The subject of this sketch was born April 23, 1820, in the historic town of Harpers Ferry, Va., and at the early age of eight years was brought by his parents to Springfield, Ohio. After a few years residence here he continued his westward course and reached Springfield, Ills., where his home was for a number of years. While a resident of Illinois' capitol he made the acquaintance of Mr. Lincoln, Senator Douglas and other leading citizens of that section, and the admiration he had for President Lincoln determined Mr. Yeamans' political life and caused him to become an ardent republican, which principles he carried to his grave.

In 1850 he moved to the state of Iowa, then new and undeveloped, and in 1854 located in Marshall county, and lived to see its county seat grow from a small community occupying three log cabins to one of the large and prosperous cities of the state. Here he lived for forty years. The older residents of Marshalltown remember with pride one of its oldest landmarks, still standing, a frame building the first erected in that city. It was build by Mr. Yeamans and since that time has had its various uses from a dentist's office to the publication office of Marshalltown's first newspaper -- The Republican. Among the first if not the very first wedding solemnized in that new country was that which united him with the aged widow who now shares in the grief of the stricken household.

Mr. Yeamans leaves, besides a widow, a sister older than himself, living in Missouri, four children -- Mrs. Flanery of South Dak., J.E. and C.N. yeamons of Akron, and a daughter by a former marriage, who lives in Denver, besides several grandchildren. The deceased moved to Akron in 1894 in order that he and the mother might be near their sons, the Messrs. Yeamans, and these gentlemen with filial affection have made his declining years as comfortable as was possible for mortal hands to do. His residence here has been quiet and unobtrusinve, and thought not well acquainted with our citizens, nor they with him, we had all learned to respect and admire him. The funeral services will be held to-morrow at ten o'clock a.m., from his late residence, and will be in charge of Rev. C.C. Rarick, pastor of the M.E. Church.

[transcribed by S.F., July 2005]

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