Iowa News from across the Country
- 1917 -

Hannibal Courier Post
Hannibal, Marion Co, MO
July 4, 1917

Keokuk, Ia, July 4 - Mayor Lofton of Keokuk yesterday performed the first marriage ceremony since his inaugration when he united Martin F. Cannot of Hannibal Mo and Nannie M. Brown of Edwardsville, Ill.

[transcribed by S.B., August 2004]


Hannibal Courier Post
Hannibal, Marion Co., MO
July 10, 1917

Mrs. Richard Gregory of Burlington, Ia., is spending a few days with relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Libbee.

[transcribed by S.B., August 2004]


Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 13, 1917

Yesterday's Enlistments
Army: Robert, B. Haworth, Des Moines, Iowa
Navy: Ralph G. Fitz, Hampton, Iowa

[Note: only the names of Iowa residents were abstracted from the enlistments; transcribed by S.F., July 2016]


Newton Evening Kansan-Republican
Newton, Harvey co., Kansas
December 24, 1917

-Mrs. Ralph Oliver of Ames, Iowa, is here to visit relatives during the holidays.
-Miss Hazel Mester left Saturday for Creston, Iowa, to remain over the holidays visiting a sister.

Birthday Calendar
Dr. Bradford Knapp, chief of the Farm Demonstration division of the U.S. department of agriculture, born at Vinton, Iowa, 47 years ago today.

Obituary - Debusk
Addie Grace Burnside was born August 2, 1879 in Cass county, Iowa. Early in life she joined the United Presbyterian church and has ever been a most earnest, faithful Christian worker, always doing her part in any work for the good of the church or helping a neighbor in need or in trouble.

She was married to C.H. Debusk, November 20, 1901, and for eleven years they lived in Page county, Iowa. About five years ago they purchased the Fox Winnie farm on West Broadway, and moved to Newton [Kansas] making this place their home ever since.

Mrs. Bebusk [sic] died about 2:15 on the morning of December 21, 1917, after an illness of five days of la grippe and valvular heart trouble.

Mrs. Debusk leaves her husband and four children to mourn the loss of wife and mother, two boys and two girls, the youngest being a baby boy about four months old.

The funeral was held this afternoon, Monday, December 24, 1917, at 2:30 from the United Presbyterian church, Rev. R.T. McLaughlin preaching the funeral sermon. Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery.

[transcribed by S.F., September 2015]


Newton Evening Kansan-Republican
Newton, Harvey co., Kansas
December 26, 1917

-Miss Inez Symms, who teaches at Holstein, Iowa, is home to spend her vacation.

[transcribed by S.F., September 2015]


Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Fairbanks, Alaska Territory
December 29, 1917

Erwin Dismisses Case For Custody of his Daughter
Several months ago, the News-Miner and other papers throughout Alaska received press dispatches to the effect that United States Marshal L.T. Erwin had started suit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for the custody of his daughter. Nothing more was ever heard of the matter until the following clipping, from the Cedar Rapids paper was received in Fairbanks:

Judge Erwin came to Cedar Rapids from his far northern home for the purpose of waging a legal battle to obtain custody of his child. In open court today he declared he had feared the environment a step-father would create, but after meeting Mr. Haynes he was perfectly contented that the child should remain in his care. Both Judge Erwin and Mr. Haynes, who later married the former Mrs. Erwin, are now the best of friends.

Judge Erwin expects to leave Cedar Rapids tonight for a two weeks visit in other sections of the country, but will return for a final visit with his little daughter before going back to his home and official duties in Alaska.

Asked today if the above statement was correct, the marshall siad it was; that the principal reason he had started the proceedings for the custody of his child was the fear that the home influence of the little girl would be far from the best, but that he found John Edward Haynes, the man whom Marshal Erwin's former wife married, to be an extraordinarily fine gentleman; well situated as representative for a big oil concern, and a man under whose protection the child will have all the advantages that could be desired.

The marshal brought back a large hand painted portrait of his little daughter, which, with its rich frame, is attracting considerable attention in his office.

[transcribed by S.F., Sept. 2013]

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