Iowa News from across the Country
- 1909 -

LaCrosse Tribune
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
March 8, 1909

Waukon, Iowa column
Waukon, Ia., March 6 - Another pioneer of Allamakee has passed to his long rest in the death of Samuel McConaty. He was born at Cambridge, Mass., in 1828, and came with his parents to Illinois and in the early 50's came to this county and secured government land which has been his home ever since. In 1857 he was married to Miss Margaret Gile, who preceded him in death five years ago. Five children survive him, namely: Mrs. Charles Hanson, James and Leonard of this vicinity, Frank of Idaho and William of Seattle. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, Rev. Van Nice officiating.

James Foley has been appointed by the mayor to succeed Dan Williams as marshal.

Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Erwin were summoned to Illinois Monday on account of the critical illness of the latter's mother.

Miss Elsie Kean is in attendance at the wedding of a brother at Le Mars, Ia., this week.

A daughter arrived Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Banks at Lansford, N.D., and her grandmother, Mrs. E.B. Gibbs, departed at once to make her acquaintance.

John Shimming has gone to Cresco to attend the funeral obsequies of his mother.

Floyd Clark of Forest Mills returns home soon from New Mexico, where he went several months ago.

Mrs. Clough and daughter of North McGregor have removed here, having purchased the Dreamland moving picture theater.

The Postville canning factory is well under way and the foundation work is being put in rapidly. At a meeting held recently the following officers were elected: President, A.F. Marston; vice president, G.W. Harris; secretary, A.B. Cook; treasurer, James McEwen; directors, Arthur Behrns, Frank Sebastian, John Krambeer, A. Abernethey, Dan McNeil and I.E. Smith.

During the wedding festivities which were being held for Mr. and Mrs. E. Calvey at Harper's Ferry last week, it was discovered that the groom was afflicted with smallpox and the bridal couple were immediately placed under quarantine.

The marriage of Miss Selma Helming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Helming of Ludlow, and Mr. Wm. Mausey of Storm Lake took place Thursday at the bride's home.

[transcribed by S.F., January 2010]


Chillicothe Constitution
Chillicothe, Missouri
March 9, 1909

Mrs. Clara Shaw received a message Tuesday announcing the arrival of a baby boy at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F.J. Williams, at her home in Dyersville, Iowa.

[transcribed by C.J.L., Sept. 2003]


Daily Journal
Telluride, San Miguel co. Colorado
March 10, 1909

Mr. Taft's New Cabinet. Sketches of the Men Whom Our New President Has Chosen as His Advisors and Assistants.
James Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture.
If Secretary Wilson continues to hold the agricultural portfolio until next November, he will have broken the record for continuous cabinet service which is now held by Albert Gallatin, once secretary of the treasury, who served twelve years, eight months and twenty-five days. Secretary Wilson was appointed at the outset of the McKinley administration. He was born in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1835 and at the age of 17 was brought to this county by his parents. He was educated in the public schools of Iowa and Iowa college. He is engaged in farming and entering state politics was a member of the 12th, 13th and 14th assemblies of Iowa, being elected as speaker of the assembly at his last term. He served three terms in congress. In the 48th congress his seat was contested and the opponents of General Grant, who was nearing his end at Mount McGregor, used the seating contest for a filibuster to defeat the Grant retirement bill. Mr. Wilson saved the measure by resigning on the stipulation that the Grant bill should be immediately passed.

[transcribers note: according to the Iowa Official Register, James Wilson served in the Iowa Legislature from Jan 13, 1868 (start of the 12th assembly) - April 23, 1872 (end of the 14th assembly) and in an adjourned session of the 14th from Jan. 15, 1873-Feb. 20, 1873. He was Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 14th assembly. He was from Buckingham, Tama co. Iowa]

[transcribed by S.F., July 2005]


LaCrosse Tribune
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
March 17, 1909

News of Nearby Villages and Towns
Waukon, Ia., March 17 -
-The federal court will be held at Cedar Rapids next month. The jurors drawn from Allamakee are H.A. Hendrickson, Peter Arneson of Waterville and Ben Helming of Waukon.
-A baby girl was a recent arrival at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Eggleston.
-Miss Maude Thomas, teacher of English in the Waukon High School, was called to her home at Lake Mills on Sunday on account of the critical illness of her mother.
-Mrs. James Wampler, who is a teacher in the Postville schools, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Mickleson, spent last week at the Robert Wampler home here.
-Theo. Groetzinger entertained his father from LaCrosse several days last week.
-Miss Emily Bowen has secured a position as trimmer at Anamosa.
-Emanuel Jacobson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jacobson of Paint Creek township, died recently. He had been delivering mail out of Waterville.
-Rev. and Mrs. Temple of the M.E. church give a St. Patrick's party at the parsonage Tuesday evening for the gentlemen of the church and a few others.
-Major Martin of the 18th infantry was here Wednesday evening and inspected Company I. He pronounced the company as very good and found their equipment in the best possible condition, which is pleasing of course, to Capt. Colsch and his men.

[transcribed by S.F., January 2010]


San Francisco Call
San Francisco, California
April 3, 1909

Miss Irma Woodward and Iowa Businessman to Be Married - Special Dispatch to The Call
Santa Rose, April 2 - A wedding of more than passing interest will take place here tomorrow evening, when J. Allen Wallis, a prominent young businessman of Dubuque, Ia., will claim as his bride Miss Irma Woodward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Woodward. The wedding will take place in the Congregational church in this city, and is to be followed by a reception at the home of the bride's parents. The groom will be attended by his brothers, J. Harold Wallis and J. Rider Wallis of Dubuque, Tyler Henshaw of Oakland, Andrew M. Frei of Santa Rosa and Leslie Dent Clark of Fresno. The bride will have as her attendants her sister, Miss Bess Woodward, Miss Hazel Farmer and Miss Clara Einhorn of this city, and Miss Hazel Burpee and Miss Frances Amann of Oakland.

[transcribed by S.F., June 2016]


Los Angeles Herald
Los Angeles, California
April 5, 1909

Pioneer is Dead
Pasadena, April 4 - Frederick J. Woodbury, one of the early settlers of Pasadena, died today at his home, 125 Terrace drive. He was 75 years old and had been a resident here for twenty-eight years, coming to Southern California from Iowa. The funeral arrangements are delayed until messages can be received from his son, who lives in Chicago, and a daughter in Marshalltown, Iowa.

[transcribed by S.F., January 2015]


Evening Times
Cumberland, Maryland
April 13, 1909

Three Sisters Killed by Train
Dubuque, Iowa, April 13 -- An Illinois Central passenger train today struck and killed Anna, Mabel and Ruby Foldorf. The girls were walking on the track toward the approaching train, but on account of a high wind they had their heads down and did not see the train.

[transcribed by S.F., October 2005]


LaCrosse Tribune
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
September 21, 1909

Waukon, Ia., Sept. 21 - Waukon Briefs
The death of Mrs. C. Keenan occurred at her home in Jefferson township last week. Deceased was 73 years of age and had been in failing health for some time. She was born in Canada. Her husband, Patrick Keenan, was one of the early residents of Allamakee, and passed away in 1878. One daughter, Mayme, who is a member of the sisterhood, and seven sons survive her. The funeral services were held Thursday, burial taking place at Cherry Mound.

Mrs. Charles Colsch went to Lansing last week on account of the critical illness of her grandmother, Mrs. Fannyhill.

Arthur Scharf of Lake City, Minn., was in attendance at the marriage of his brother Otto and Miss Maude Minert last Wednesday.

Milton Gilchrist departs next week to enter upon a four years' course at Harvard college at Cambridge, Mass.

The marriage of Wm. R. Cowan, oldest son of Mr. Dm. Cowan of this city, and Miss Iva B. Craven took place at Clinton, Ill., Sept 8th. They will reside at Atlanta, Ga., where the groom is employed with the International Harvester company.

[transcribed by S.F., January 2010]


Imperial Valley Press
Imperial County and City of El Centro, California
October 23, 1909

Newton Gray has returned to Holtvile after a visit to his former home in Keokuk, Iowa, from which he had been absent for twenty-five years.

[transcribed by S.F., June 2016]


Laurel Ledger
Laurel, Mississippi
December 16, 1909

Society Notes
Invitations have been received from Mrs. Silas W. Gardiner, announcing the marriage of her daughter, Charlotte Margaret, to Mr. George Duryee Hulst, Wednesday evening, December 22, at Clinton, Iowa.

[transcribed by S.F., February 2006]

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