Iowa News from across the Country
- 1929 -

New Era
Parker, Turner co., S.D.
April 18, 1929

Iowa Baby Born in An Auto
Storm Lake, S.D. - Born in an automobile enroute from Alta to Storm Lake at 10 o'clock last Friday evening, the tiny daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Boormon of Arthur, will have a difficult time locating the exact place of her birth when she reaches womanhood. The Boormans, accompanied by Mrs. Carl Schuelke, of Aurelia, mother of Mrs. Boorman, and also Mrs. Boorman's brother, were racing the stork to the Storm Lake hospital in vain. The mother and babe were cared for at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Grieme until they could be removed to the hospital.

[transcribed by S.F., June 2007]


Morning Call
Laurel, Mississippi
April 20, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Cox of Iowa City, who have been guests in the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Cox, left Thursday for a motor trip to New York and Mont Clair, N.J. They will be joined by Mrs. Silas Gardiner and Mrs. F.G. Wisner who are leaving this evening for Mont Claire where they will enjoy a visit to Mrs. Gardiner's youngest daughter, Mrs. George Hulst, and to the Rev. Mr. Julst and the other members of their happy family.

[transcribed by S.F., April 2007]


The Record-Post
Au Sable Forks, Essex co. N.Y.
Thursday, May 16, 1929

Native of Au Sable Forks Dies in West
Anson E. Bigelow, a native of Au Sable Forks, brother of Miss Harriet Bigelow of this village, died in Estherville, Iowa, on Tuesday, May 7. The Estherville Enterprise in its issue of last week had the following relative to Mr. Bigelow, who for many years was a highly respected resident and successful farmer in that community:

"At 2:30 this afternoon funeral services will be held for Anson Eugene Bigelow, a pioneer of Iowa, who died here at 5 Tuesday morning after having been sick for some time. The funeral will be at the residence of Mrs. Thomas Nivison because of the illness of Mrs. Bigelow. Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery. The Rev. P.A. Davies, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will be in charge.

"Anson Eugene Bigelow was born at Au Sable Forks, N.Y., May 20, 1849. He was within a few days of being 80 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. Bigelow spent the early years of his life in his boyhood home in New York, attending public schools there.

"On October 10, 1876, he was united in marriage to Miss Jennie E. Buttrick. To this union eight children were born, all of whom are living but Eugene, the youngest son.

"Mr. Bigelow with the spirit of a pioneer came west with his wife and the four elder children in 1882 and settled in central Iowa. Six years later he came to Emmet county, taking a farm in the Scotch settlement of Hoprig and later moving to Estherville which, with the exception of five years spent in Los Angeles, Cal., has been his home.

"He is survived by his wife, who has been an invalid for four years, and one son and six daughters. The are Mr. Ira E. Bigelow of Colome, S.D., Mrs. J.C. Allen of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Thomas Nivison and Miss Jessie Bigelow of Estherville, Mrs. Wm. Irwin of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. F.A. Howe of Spencer, and Mrs. F.A. Albio of Tacoma, Wash. He also leaves one sister, Miss Harriet Bigelow of Au Sable Forks, N.Y."

[transcribed by S.F., February 2008]


New York Times
New York, New York
June 1929

Charles L. Trout, Jr. to Marry Princess by Bill Benedick Princess Olga Chagodaef is engages to Charles L. Trout, Jr. it was announced the other night at a party given by Mr. And Mrs. William P. Hoffmann at the Villa Eugene. Princess Chagodaef comes of distinguished linage, her great grandfather having been the famous Russian Field Marshal; Evdakimoff, who ruled the Caueasus. Mr. Trout the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Trout, of this city. No date has been set fot the wedding.

[Transcriber's notes: The Villa Eugene is a 19th century residence situated in the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, France. Charles L. Trout was born and raised in Maquoketa, Iowa. He was the son of Thomas Trout and the former Amanda Knittle. Charles returned to Maquoketa where he died in 1936. He is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Transcribed by M.J.M., December 2007]


Decatur Review
Decatur, Illinois
June 12, 1929

Storm in Iowa Kills One, Hurts 8
Waukon, Ia, June 12 -- (AP) -- A wind storm that swept over northeast Iowa yesterday caused one death, injured eight persons and created nearly $75,000 property damage. Mrs. Ed. Rupp, forty-five, was killed at Waukon where loss was heaviest. The injured are:
Mrs. Lena Krumme, Waukon, dislocated shoulder.
Adolph Ruen, Waukon, face and eye cut.
Edward Canty, three, Nashua, unconscious after being hit by automobile.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Goodden and two children, McGregor, slight injuries.
Mr. Robert Emery, Humboldt, hurt when home struck by lightening.
Of $10,000 damage at Waterloo, wreckage was caused by broken glass at a greenhouse. Roofs of several buildings were blown off, and a fence at the Mississippi Valley ball park was torn away. At Decorah a part of the roof of the Luther college museum was wrenched off and deposited a block away.

[transcribed by S.F., August 2006]


Morning Call
Laurel, Mississippi
June 19, 1929

News from Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Cox tells of their delightful trip west. Just now they are in Salt Lake City. Their two sons, Arthur and Teddie are with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Anderson in Iowa City, Iowa.

[transcribed by S.F., January 2006]


The Bismarck Tribune
Bismarck, North Dakota
Thursday, August 22, 1929

Valentine Lahr, 79, Dead at Waterloo
Father of Prominent Bismarck Business Men Succumbs to Illness
Funeral services for Valentine Lahr, 79, father of three prominent business men here, who died Tuesday afternoon at Waterloo, Iowa, will be held at the Congregational church of Parkersburg, Iowa, at 3 p.m. Friday, according to word received here. Burial will be made in the Parkersburg cemetery.

A pioneer and resident of Parkersburg, Iowa, since Civil war days, Valentine Lahr was well known in Bismarck having visited his three sons here, F.A., W.E. and E.V., many times. Mr. Lahr, who was a retired harness merchant, was taken sick in Bismarck more than a year ago on a visit here. Due to his advanced age he gradually weakened and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R.A. Doty, in Waterloo. None of his sons was at the bedside.

Valentine Lahr was born in Unbenheim, Rheinhessan, Germany, on December 4, 1849. He was brought to the United States as a six-weeks'-old baby. He grew to manhood and was educated in the schools of Parkersburg where his parents settled. On April 22, 1874, he was married at Parkersburg to Miss Eva B. Manzer. Mrs. Lahr died two years ago. Besides his sons in Bismarck and Mrs. Doty, he leaves another daughter, Mrs. E.L. Whitson, Minneapolis, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Lahr was a lifelong member of the Congregational church. Fraternally he was a Mason.

Will and E.V. Lahr left to attend their father's funeral Tuesday night. F.A. Lahr left for Parkersburg last night. During the funeral services the Lahr Motor Sales and the First Guaranty bank will close out of respect to the memory of the deceased. The Motor Sales office will close at 2 p.m. and the bank at 3 p.m.

[transcribed by S.F., August 2008]


Surprise Valley Record
Cedarville, Modoc co. California
Wednesday, November 13, 1929

After a lingering illness, death ended the sufferings of Mrs. Helen Cambridge on November 8th, at Calistoga, Cal. The remains arrived here Sunday morning, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Foster Ivy, of Modesto and were interred in the Cedarville cemetery, Sunday afternoon. They were followed to their last resting place by a large number of her old time friends; a brief service was held at the grave, conducted by Rev. Vinyard,
assisted by the choir.

Mrs. Cambridge was a most estimable woman; she was well known here having lived here most of her life; she was a sister of Daniel and Frank Hill, old time settlers of Surprise, both of whom passed to their reward years ago. She was born at Trenton, Iowa, in 1853 and came to California in 1871 to join her brothers, Dan and Frank Hill and spent most of her life in this valley, but the past few years, she lived with her daughters, in the southern part of the state. In 1887, she was married to Harry Cambridge, who long since passed over the "Great Divide."

The pallbearers were her nephews, Ed Van Dorn, Ray, Everett, Edward, Charley and Harry Hill. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Edith Lindsey and Mrs. Forest Ivy and a number of other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her death. (1:2)

[transcribed by B.R., August 2005]


Surprise Valley Record
Cedarville, Modoc co. California
Wednesday, December 4, 1929

Fred Koenig, 78, passed away at 9 o’clock on Nov 27th, at his home in Burlington, Iowa. Mr. Koenig was born in Germany, Aug 15, 1851. Coming to Burlington, 56 years ago, he has resided here continuously ever since and was well and favorably known to a large circle of friends. Surviving are 12 children; Mrs. Alma Haug, Adolph and Fred Koenig, all of Cedarville, Cal.; Miss Bertha, Mrs. Julia Goetz, Mrs. Ed Throne, Miss Florence, Miss Frances and James, all of Burlington; Bert of Chicago; Charles of Michigan City; Otto, of West Burlington. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren. Funeral was held at Burlington, Iowa last Saturday afternoon. – Burlington (Iowa) Gazette (1:6)

[transcribed by B.R., August 2005]

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