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West Union Gazette
04 Mar 1898 - Pg 1
"It is a little
difficult to say just who was seasick and who was not amoung our
Volga Klondike voyagers. M. C. Smith wrote that he 'wasn't a bit
sick but all the rest were heaving up Jonah all the time on
ship;' then Col. Shadle's letter came telling how he enjoyed the
rest of the party's 'reelings and upheavals' but he, of course,
'wasn't a particle sea-sick,' oh no. And Fred Millard's wife had
the same concerning 'all the rest but him being sick as dogs,'
while he didn't have to catch on anything for that purpose. -
"Fayette - Ernest Kelley and Libbie
Durfey were married at the home of the bride's parents at Lima.
Mr. Kelley is well known for his efficient service at the Scobey
and Duncan grocery store. They will set up housekeeping in the
house north of the Congregational Church."
"Fayette - The wedding of Milton Perry
and Mary Wilbur occurred Wednesday at the home of the bride.
They go to Charles City to live. The bride will be very much
missed from Fayette, not only by her friends, but by a large
number of families that for years have depended on her
"Randalia - Jud Mabon and bride moved
onto the Mathew Wells farm northwest of town Monday."
"Randalia - A baby boy arrived at the
home of L. H. Turner and wife Thursday."
"Pleasant Valley - Ward Brabhan and wife
are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl."
"Lima - E. L. Kuhnes has closed his
school near Wadena and is home for a short vacation."
"Elgin - In response to invitations a
number of young people assembled at the Wm. Gruver home Monday
evening in honor of Miss Alta's eighteenth birthday. The young
people were royally entertained by a number of selections from
the graphophone (?) and social games, after which refreshments
"Sumner - Married - at the M. E. church
last Sunday evening, Miss Lillie Vorhees and Mr. Charles Dawson.
At the home of the bride's parents, Anna Rockow and William
At the residence of August Heyer, his niece Margaret Armstrong
and Orey Aubrey."
"Dr. John Thomas Phillips and Miss Viola
Kain were united in marriage last Tuesday, Washington's
birthday. The occasion was one that will long be remembered in
the community on account of the standing in society of the
contracting parties. John T. Phillips is a graduate of Rush
Medical College of Chicago and is a young man who can be
considered a master of the medical art. Although his stay in
Tripoli has been short he has endeared himself to the people.
The bride was born in Bremer county and is a lady of splendid
character and accomplishments. - Tripoli Leader"
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11 Mar 1898 - Pg 1
cases are on the docket this term of court. (West Union)
Fayette - "Cards have been received
announcing the wedding of Mr. Dawson and Mrs. May Gaynor on
March 4th in Montana."
"Fayette - The marriage of Will Kelly
and Miss Mary McComb took place Tuesday at the home of the
bride. Rev. Snowdon officiated."
"Westgate - Fred Bahe and Sopha Beerman
were recently married in the German Lutheran church northeast of
town by the pastor, Rev. Warnke."
"Elgin - The M. Jaquet family are
rejoicing over the arrival of a new boy at their home, March
"Hawkeye - Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ridley
and Mr. and Mrs. Grover attended the McIntyre-Downs wedding."
"Arlington - Cards are out for the
marriage of Miss Emma Sorenson to Mr. Willard Prideaux. Both
reside in Putnam twp. and are well known in Arlington."
"Waucoma - By inquiry from Dr. Dodd we
learn that babies arrived at the homes of Ed Scott and Coker Coe
"Lima - LeVern and Zoe Kuhnes attended
the McComb-Kelly wedding at Fayette Wednesday."
"Maple Grove - Married, at the residence
of the bride's parents, Wednesday, March 2d, Miss Alice Cammack
and Mr. Harry Humphrey. About thirty invited guests were present
to witness the ceremony."
"Married at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert McIntyre in Windsor twp., Wednesday evening, March
2nd, by Rev. F. H. Linn, Moses McIntyre of Windsor township, and
Miss Alice Downs of Auburn twp. Quite a number of useful
presents were received."
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18 Mar 1898 - Pg 1
"Maynard - Mrs.
Frank Cummings is the latest one surprised
by her lady friends, on Thursday. As they sewed 35 lbs. of rags
for their hostess they were welcome guests."
"Fayette - Robert McCormick and Lena
Sykes were united in marriage last week and will occupy the
house on Violet hill formerly owned by Frank Ware."
"Maynard - The eighth annual
commencement exercises of the Maynard high school were held at
the opera house Friday evening March 11th. The graduates were
three in number, Clara Smith, Wesley Watenpaugh, Harry Hanes. An
interesting program was given."
"Maynard - Fred Dawson, a long time
resident of this place, was married to Miss Rosena A. Goldbeck,
Feb. 28th, at Ocheyedan, where the groom is a successful
"Randalia - Following is a report of the
intermediate department for the month ending March 11. Number
enrolled 24; average daily attendance, 21. Those who were not
absent during the month are Myrtle Riflnburg, Llyle Bellis,
Charlie Carter, Tabitha and Marion Speer, Earl Beman, Ray
Tiffany, Hugh Mabon, Jimmie Swale, Earl and Leo Ward, Ethel
Vaughn, Harold Rodgers, Glen Thompson, Lloyd and Levi Boone and
Florence Parrett. Ella Crim, Teacher"
"Born, March 16, to Mr. and Mrs. Mike
Hurley, a ten pound boy."
"Martha S. Cotant vs John
B. Cotant. Equity. Divorce granted and Plft. awarded custody of
"Gertrude Campbell vs Ed. Campbell. Equity. Decree of
Divorce granted, plft. to resume her maiden name Gertrude
"An application of O. W. Qualley, a registered pharmacist,
for a permit to keep and sell intoxicating liquors. Application
"Clara Clute vs Charles J. Clute. Equity. Divorce granted.
$1000 alimony allowed. Plft to resume former name Clara Rose."
"Jessie Monroe vs H. E. Monroe. Equity. Defalt, Divorce
granted. Plft. to have custody of minor child."
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25 Mar 1898 - Pg 1
Maynard - Our mild and
pleasant weather turned into a veritable blizzard Tuesday and
effectively stopped all farm work for the present."
"Maynard - Married, at the
parsonage, Tuesday evening, March 22, by Rev. Blodgett, Fred
Phippen and Nevada Billings. The happy couple will make their
home for the present with the groom's mother. Friends here
"Waucoma - Born, to the
family of E. C. Mumby, last Thursday night, a bright baby."
"Waucoma - C. B. Lindsay of
this place will graduate at the Iowa State University in the
course of dental surgery this week. His father, J. B. Lindsay,
will go down to be present at the commencement exercises."
"Westgate - A baby girl now
resides at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Ritchie."
"Westgate - Philip Baxter,
Edward and Alice Eagan, pupils in no. 9, probably feel somewhat
elated over the fact they have each been granted a common school
diploma for successfully passing the required examination."
"A little girl was added to
the family of Geo. Cummings last week."
"Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Archer
enjoyed a delightful surprise last Friday on the 16 anniversary
of their wedding day. An elegant china tea set was presented to
"Married at West Union
March 21, 1898, by J. J. Berkey, J. P., J. H. Marvin and Jessie
Monroe both of Fayette."
"Report of Frog Hollow
School, District no. 2, Westfield twp. Term com. Nov 21, 1897.
No. enrolled for therm 20, 17 boys, 3 girls; no. not absent nor
tardy for the term, 5, viz: Jessie Byers, Harvey Richmond,
Howard Richmond, John Solomon, James Solomon. Walter Thorp was
not absent but tardy. Those not tardy but absent were Levi Wroe,
Elmer Wroe, Lawrene Wroe, Tillie Wroe, Frank Smith, James
Hutchinson, Myrtle Hutchinson, Edward Stearnes, 60 cases of
tardiness during the term; average attendance 16. Belle Martin,
L. Puffett & Florence Quitmyer
||Wm. Kelly &
Mary E. McComb
Hendershott & Edna Burk
||George Smirl &
McCormack & Lena Sykes
||Harvey Keig &
|Frank Heath &
||Daniel Shea &
|J. L. Archer &
||John McCra &
Stamart & Emma Eckheart
E. Shaklee & Julia Ewing
O. Cross & Mattie S. Cotant
Patterson & Effie Holtzman
Prideaux & Emma Sorenson
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