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The Oelwein Daily Register
Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa
Monday, February 10, 1936
Page 5, Column 1
--Frank Kiple of Jesup visited friends in the city today.
--Wendell Clark was a business visitor in Stanley this morning.
--W.R.C. Supper M.E. Church Feb. 12, 30c-adv.
--A. W. Stewart was a business caller in Cedar Rapids, Saturday
--Robert Buchanan was a business caller in Cedar Rapids, Saturday
--Carl Miche, who resides north of the city is seriously ill,
suffering from mumps.
--Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Betts of Fairbanks were city visitors Sunday
--Andy Mahoney of Stanley spent the week end with relatives and
friends in the city.
--Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wilcox of McGregor visited friends in the city
over the week end.
--Mrs. Lucille McDermott, who has been ill at Mercy Hospital was
removed to her home, Saturday.
--Mrs. E. A. Clason is a patient at mercy Hospital where she will
undergo an operation tomorrow.
--Miss Ivah Schortau spent Thursday in Sumner visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George Schortau.
--Henry Ziegler of Westgate underwent an operation for appendicitis
at Mercy Hospital Friday evening.
--Frank Sherman of Independence attended the funeral of his niece,
Mrs. Ethel Hebrank, Saturday morning.
--Miss Leota Firicks and Miss Darlene Bonosky of Sumner returned to
their homes in Sumner after visiting friends in the city.
--Josephine Levendusky of Fairbank is recovering at Mercy Hospital
from a fractured leg. She was brought here Friday afternoon.
--Asa Freeman from Minneapolis, Minnesota arrived in the city
Saturday morning to attend the funeral of his niece, Mrs. Ethel
--Miss jean Platskey of Chicago has spent the past few days in the
city visiting at the home of her mother, Mrs. P. Platskey, who has
--Garrold Sherman of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is visiting relatives in
the city. He was called home by the death of his sister, Mrs.
--Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schaefer returned to the city Saturday from
Dubuque where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Schaefer's niece,
Mrs. Martina Carroll Farni.
--Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gregory are the proud parents of a baby son born
at Mercy Hospital yesterday afternoon. The baby weighed six pounds
and fourteen ounces. He will be known as John Carl.
--Something no doctor ever advised. "Tire yourself out doing the
family washing, and you'll always be immune from poor health and
happy." Just Phone 254. CITY LAUNDERING CO. - adv.
--Friends of J. W. Reed will be sorry to learn that he is seriously
ill at his home on Second Avenue Northwest. His daughters, Mrs.
Cecil Price of Troy Mills, and Mrs. James Madison of Cedar Rapids
have been called here by his illness. Two sisters, Mrs. Norton and
Mrs. Henderson of Independence have also been called here.
--GEORGE DAGUE DIED AT FAIRBANK
George Dague, seventy eight years of age, died at his home in
Fairbank about noon yesterday. The Brant funeral home is in charge
of service. Mr. Dague has been a resident of Buchanan county about
-- MRS. ETHEL MARY HEBRANK -- OBITUARY
Ethel Mary Sherman was born in Edgewood, Iowa, Nov. 20, 1902 and
passed away at Mercy hospital, Oelwein, Ia., Feb. 4th, 1936.
She was married to Harry J. Hebrank June 9, 1920 who proceeded her
in death eight years ago, having died Nov. 16, 1928 at Mercy
hospital. To this union one child came to gladden the home, Eula
June, 11 years, who is left to mourn the departure of the deceased.
Others left are the fiancé, Victor Schima; father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. John Sherman; one sister, Mrs. Eveah Elliot; one brother,
Garrold Sherman; niece, Rose Elliot; nephew, Gordon Elliot; uncle
and aunts and several cousins and a large circle of friends. The
funeral was held from the Sacred Heart church, Saturday morning at
10 o'clock and burial in the Woodlawn cemetery.
--JOHN JAMISON DIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON --
OELWEIN PIONEER DIED AT HIS HOME SUNDAY AFTERNOON at 5 O’CLOCK, AGED
John Jamison, one of the oldest pioneers of
Oelwein and Fayette county, died at his home in Oelwein Sunday
afternoon at five o'clock, following a long illness due to his age,
he being 91 years old on the 20th of last September.
He was born in Pittsburg, Pa., September 20, 1844,
and came with his parents to Fayette county in 1852. They located at
Asburn where his father, James Jamison, engaged in the mercantile
business for a couple of years and they then moved to a farm near
West Union. John Jamison, after finishing high school at West Union
and Upper Iowa University at Fayette, engaged in business for
himself at Auburn in 1871, being associated with Hall Hoagland.
After continuing the business there, in July 1874 they moved their
stock to Oelwein and continued under the name of Hoagland & Jamison.
They established the Bank of Oelwein the same year, there being no
such institution here at the time. They also engaged in stock buying
with John Irvine. He formed a partnership at the same time with his
brother Thomas, since decreased, and they carried on this as a
hardware line under the name of Jamison Brothers. The firm of
Hoagland & Jamison dissolved about 1876 and Samuel Jamison entered
the partnership with John and they continued this general line of
merchandising until 1890.
In connection with his other business activities
he aided in organizing a bank at West Union, and he was made the
president of it and continued throughout until he retired from
active business about five years ago. With his brother George, since
deceased, they again took over the Bank of Oelwein which he had sold
and was out of for a couple of years. This was in 1884. He continued
at the head of this bank until retiring under the banking stress of
On the 8th of September, 1875, he was united to
Miss Florence Hoagland a daughter of his early partner, at Auburn.
Together they went through the vicissitudes of early pioneers in
Oelwein. They raised their two sons, Ray B. and Fred to manhood.
After filling responsible posts in the community both have since
left Oelwein, Ray going to Des Moines where he is engaged in the
abstract business and Fred going to California, where he is engaged
Mr. Jamison has had the best care at his home on
North Fredrick Avenue given by his grandson and wife, Mr. and Mrs.
Then as the shadows of life began to reach them,
Mrs. Jamison died February 25, 1935. After more than fifty years of
wedded life, John Jamison was left alone, and bravely has he met the
various trials and tribulations. Mr. Jamison was for many years one
of the trustees of Upper Iowa University along with his many other
He was a staunch member of the Presbyterian church
and gave liberally of his energy, time and means to make it one of
the strong church organizations of the city.
Politically he was a democrat and was elected county
treasurer of Fayette county against a strong normal republican
majority. He was nominated by the democrats of the state as state
treasurer at a time when such nominations were a mere matter of
form. He always retained a keen interest in affairs of the state and
of his home community. He was one of the most active of men and
entered into whatever he undertook with a will to succeed. He was
always kind, generous, and although he has been removed from the
business activities of the community for some time,
his death will be keenly felt.
The body was taken to the Hintz funeral home to
await definite funeral arrangements. Word has been received from his
son Fred that he will reach Oelwein from his California home about
Wednesday if train service is resumed. While no word has been
received from Ray at Des Moines, where everyone is marooned by the
snow, it is assumed that he will be here.
--MRS H. W. KENISTON DIED TODAY
Mrs. H. W. Keniston, aged 82 years, died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. A. R. Miller, 20 Sixth Avenue NW, at 8:45
this morning, from complications due to her age. Since the death of
her husband about 16 years ago she has made her home with her
daughter. The body will be at the Hintz funeral home pending,
definite funeral arrangements
--JOHN THORPE FUNERAL TOMORROW--
The body of John Thorpe, who died at Mt. Dora,
Florida, and was reported in these columns last Thursday, is
expected to arrive in Oelwein tomorrow, depending on train service
being resumed at that time of course. The deceased was born in
Oelwein 37 years ago but has not lived here for the past 18 years.
He is a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Munger of Oelwein and a brother
of Mrs. Alvin Connor, formerly of Oelwein but now of Hamburg, Iowa.
The funeral services will be held at Woodlawn cemetery as soon as
the body arrives in charge of the Hintz funeral home. His parents
are both buried here.
--LAST CALL FOR CHRISTMAS SEALS--
Mrs. Pearl Schneider is making one last request to people who still
holding their Christmas Seal letters. Please see that they are
her or to the box at the Gas Office, within the next few days. The
report of the chairman is due by the 15th of this month and there
more than two hundred letters unaccounted for.
You are under no obligation to make explanations about why you
return them sooner but please attach your name and drop them at the
Office in order to help get the matter cleared up satisfactorily.
--OELWEIN STRUGGLES FOR STORM RELIEF.--
PROBABLY LESS SUFFERING HERE THAN IN MANY PLACES BUT PLENTY OF
You may not have received your Sunday paper yesterday, but sometime
the day your milkman finally got through. Local dairies reported
supplies of milk were delivered from the country with the use of bob
and their own delivery conveyances were able to supply all customers
Attendance at church services was extremely sparse. All Catholic
were held, as were those in the Baptist church. Lutheran and
congregations were notified that there would be no Sunday school or
At the Methodist and Christian churches brief serves were held in
rooms for those who came despite the low temperature and deep
A beer truck with a cargo weighing thirteen tons was stuck in a
between here and Maynard, and with the aid of three trucks and a
wreckerfrom the Chevrolet garage, it was finally moved, and a day and a
Father White of the local Sacred Heart church, and Father Holman, of
the Catholic church at Hazelton, were forced to remain twenty-four hours
Will Hall farm after they were stalled north of Oelwein while
returning from Maynard late Saturday afternoon. The hearse, bearing
the body of Father
Bacci, was also stalled on Number 11, Saturday night, and it was not
the snow plow came through yesterday, that the twenty eight cars
between here and Maynard, were able to proceed.
By putting on extra trucks, coal companies reported that unusually
orders were all delivered Saturday night. In most cases the business
remained open for only a short time in the evening, while some of
closed at six o'clock.
The body of Robert Stewart, who died Friday night, remained at the
Stewart home in the country, today. The undertakers, who made a trip
the farm by bob-sled, Friday night, were unable to return. Funeral
arrangements will be announced later.
The C.G.W. ran no trains yesterday, most of their snow plows being
at various points along the system. No service is promised before
at the earliest. Newspapers from Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Des Moines
Chicago were not delivered in Oelwein until this morning. Chicago
came in by star route, having been sent on the Illinois Central as
About 200 students from Junior and Senior High schools are absent.
majority of the absent one are country pupils unable to reach town.
teachers are marooned out of the city, having spent the weekend away
here. Sue Schmidt and Lillian Chivington, who went to Iowa City
night, are still there today. Inez Johnson, music supervisor drove
Jefferson, near Des Moines, Friday night and has been unable to get
Miss Nelle Greene, principal of Harlan school, who spent the weekend
Union managed to get into Oelwein about nine o'clock this morning.
Grade school report most pupils present, with the exception of those
absent from illness.
--FUNERAL OF REV. FATHER J. V. BACCI --
Funeral services for the late Father J. V. Bacci, were held this
the Sacred Heart church with Archbishop Beckman of Dubuque as
Very Rev. Fr. Martin, of Waterloo acted as assistant priest. Deacon,
Holman of Hazelton: sub-deacon, Putz, of Sacred Heart, Waterloo and
assistant deacon was Father Torphey of Fairbank. Father Doherty
funeral sermon. Father Ed Cooney of St. Joseph's, Waterloo acted as
of ceremonies. Visiting priests who attended the services this
Fr. Burns, Winthrop. Fr. McKinley, Manchester; Fr. Wm. Rowan, Editor
Witness, of Columbia College, Dubuque; and Fr. Toomey, of West
Burial in Woodlawn cemetery will take place tomorrow morning after a
mass which will be at nine o'clock.
--MEANING OF SINE DIE --
Adjourned sine die means adjourned indefinitely, no date for
having been fixed.