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 Delaware County, Iowa  



The Manchester Press

June 6, 1907



Re-printed here with permission by Iowa Old Press

The Manchester Press
Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa
Thursday, June 6, 1907

- Mrs. Dothwaite was on her way to Indianapolis to attend a convention of the women's International Union Label league, as a delegate from the Colorado Springs district.

- Patrick Malone, a pioneer of this county, died at his home near Masonville on Monday, June 3, 1907, at the age of 82 years. Mr. Malone was one of the best known men in the eastern part of the county, and is survived by three sons and five daughters. His funeral was held from the Catholic church in Masonville yesterday morning.

- The friends of W. S. Smarzo were glad to have a visit from him on Tuesday and yesterday, prior to his departure for New York. He has been spending several weeks in Iowa and Minnesota in the interest of the large commission firm of John Schoile & Company of New York, in whose employ he is, and has met with gratifying success.

- On Tuesday afternoon, at the court house, was held a meeting of the officers of the Delaware County Old Settlers association, there being present A. S. Coon, president, Mrs. J. M. Morse, treasure, and T. Wilson, secretary. It was decided to hold the annual meeting of the association on the Fair grounds on Thursday, June 27. The program will be announced later.

- It will be of interest to Manchester people who wish to attend commencement at Lenox college, Hopkinton, next week Wednesday, to learn that on that day the M & O and Milwaukee roads will run an excursion from this place, leaving here at 8:55 a. m. and returning in the evening. This will be a great accommodation to many friends of Lenox in this part of the county.

- A. F. Clark arrived here Tuesday night from Redfield, South Dakota, for a couple of weeks' visit with Manchester friends. Mr. Clark has sold his home here, near the Congregational church, to Mrs. Lucy Allen, and is packing his household goods preparatory to shipping them to Redfield, in which place he and Mrs. Clark will reside. Manchester friends regret to lose this worthy family.

- Delaware County veterans who were members of the famous "Hornet's Nest" brigade, composed of the 2d, 7th, 8th, 12th, and 14th Iowa infantry, will take notice that the annual reunion of the brigade will be held in Dubuque on Tuesday of next week, June 11. Headquarters while in Dubuque will be at the Armory, corner of 9th and Iowa streets. The railroads have made a rate of one fare for the round trip.

- Chas. Gleason of Independence, and experienced restaurant keeper and caterer, has rented the Hoyt building on Franklin street in this city, recently occupies as a grocery store..

- Roy H. McGuire of Waterloo, a fireman on this division of the Illinois Central, met his death in the yards here this morning at two o'clock by falling from his own train. McGuire, in company with another trainman, had stepped into the lunch room near the depot to secure a meal. Coming out, the two men boarded their train together while it was in motion. McGuire was without a lantern, and his friend went ahead to light the way. Before the train had gotten out of the yards the man ahead missed the footsteps of his companion, and looking back, found that he had disappeared. The train was stopped, and the unfortunate man's body was found at the side of the track. His head had been almost completely severed from his body, and death was instantaneous. An inquest held this morning at Brown's undertaking rooms revealed the above facts. McGuire was about thirty years of age, and leaves a wife and three children.

- Mr. Richard Lusk, for the past nine years a resident of this city, died at his home here last Friday, May 31, at the age of nearly 71 years. The funeral was held from the Baptist church Sunday morning, Rev. J. D. Rumsey officiating. Mr. Lusk was born in Ohio June 22, 1836, and grew to manhood in Indiana, to which state his parents removed when he was two years old. He married February 10, 1861, to Almira J. Barney, and to them were born nine children, of whom the following survive: Rev. Chas. F., of Nebraska, Albert M. of Manchester, Rev. W. A. of Mississippi, Everett E. of Newton, Robert B. of Colorado, C. Paul of Manchester, and D. Clinton of Colorado. Rev. Chas. F. Lusk was pastor of the Baptist church here for five years. Mr. Lusk was converted at the age of 16, and had remained a faithful member of the Baptist church since. He was a good, faithful, upright man, and by his death the community loses a worthy and respected citizen.

- Notes of the Churches,
Services every Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the Universalist church.
Preaching next Sunday morning and evening as usual. The morning subject will deal with a topic of special interest to women. The evening theme will be "The Goodness of God."
The subject of the young people's meeting will be "Helping the Young," and the leader will be Mrs. Lulu Stimson.
The evening theme will be "The Value of Constancy."

[transcribed by team C.D & S.W., August 2005]