The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 13 March 1891; page 14 of 16, column 2
... Miss Lizzie Weaver, the dress maker, has gone to Williamsburg, and open a dress making establishment.
... Mrs. H. E. Blaiser and daughter, Miss Fannie, of Williamsburg, are visiting relatives and friends this week.
... Mr. Morris Evans, of Williamsburg, a graduate of the Collegiate department of the S. U. I. last year, is spending the week in the city.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 27 March 1891; page 10, column 1
... Williamsburg is talking up an agricultural fair.
... The city council at Williamsburg has increased the saloon franchise from $50 to $75 per month.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 15 May 1891; page 11 of 16, column 2
Felix Plank who was formerly a resident of Oxford, this county, but since engaged in the Agricultural Implement business at Williamsburg failed with large liabilities. There will be considerable legal fighting over the rights of the creditors, Judge Fairall made an order for the sale of the stock, last Saturday, and the contest will be now over the proceeds.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 22 May 1891; page 8, column 1
The Williamsburgh Journal records a sad fatality to Mr. T. W. Davis, a highly respected citizen of that city. He was assisting to remove sand from the tubing of a deep well. The tubing was taken up, and he was holding one end, which was resting on a fence, and was punching the sand out with a five eights inch iron rod about thirty feet long. The sand being packed in hard was difficult to remove but a very hard stroke being given, it gave way suddenly, and the rod coming through struck Mr. Davis about the eye and penetrated the brain. he never recovered consciousness.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 3 July 1891; page 9, column 2
Land is at least $5 an acre higher in Iowa county than it was two years ago. Iowa's turn has come and it is a permanent one.--Williamsburgh Journal.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 17 July 1891; page 11 of 17, column 1
... Misses Mamie and Katie Jones went to Williamsburg last week.
... Alexander Jenkins went to Williamsburg on the 10th, and expects to be there for two Sabbaths.
... The Welsh church of this place, selected William M. Davis of Gomer Ohio to assist in the labors of the yearly association which will be held early in September. The Williamsburg church selected for the same services, Rev. Griffith formerly of Utica, N. Y.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 31 July 1891;, page 7, column 1
Truman S. Kitchen, a young attorney of Williamsburg, spent a couple of days in the city during the week on his way to Cedar Rapids.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 18 September 1891; page 11 fo 32, column 1
... James Brennan an energetic light of this lovely portion of the state, has disposed of his large farm for the sum of $10,000, and has procured a more convenient one of 200 acres, for the same sum, just ten miles from Williamsburgh.
[Grouped with the same day as above, but is on "THE
COUNTY" page of a different day]
near 18 September 1891; page 11 (27 of 32)
... Mrs. Evan Roberts is very sick at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry P. Edwards, of Williamsbugh. Mrs. J. R. Roberts was called to her beside on Sunday.
The Annual Association at the Welsh Congregational church, closed Sunday night. The meetings were well attended, and it is hoped that much good will be the result. Many strangers were out Sunday from Iowa City, Williamsburgh, Welsh Prairie, and Long Creek, to hear the good sermons. It was certainly a "love feast".
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 4 December 1891; page 12, column 1
Williamsburgh has a new opera house, called the Trojan.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 12 December 1891; page 11 fo 16, column 1-2
... Rev. and Mrs. Osborne returned to their home in Williamsburgh after ably assisting Rev. Buriff about a week in his meetings. Rev. Osborne is a young man of pleasing manner, and ability of an unusually high order. Those who failed to hear him missed a great deal.
The Iowa Citizen , Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 18 December 1891; page 4, column 1
The thriving town of Williamsburg was visited by a fire upon Thursday of last week. A number of frame buildings were destroyed, the loss amounting to about $10,000, probably two-thirds of which will be made good by insurance. One man slipped and fell from the roof of a two story building, striking on his head and shoulder, sustaining but little injury. While this fire seems to have been quite a blow to the town, undoubtedly it will ultimately prove a benefit, as better and more substantial buildings will be erected in their stead.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 25 December 1891; page 9, column 1-2
Iowa county has had a veritable town meeting. It called into its august presence the Board of Supervisors and catechized them in regard to the manner they were discharging their duties in reference to the bridge building. The County Farmers' Alliance called the meeting at Williamsburgh. The members of the Board of Supervisors were present. A public hearing was had. They were asked to explain why they did not let the contract for building bridges to the lowest responsible bidder, etc., etc. Jayne & Son, of this city, were present. Roller & Co., the firm which has been building bridges for the county, were also present. After hearing all parties, the following resolutions were adopted:
Resolved--That after hearing the views of Jayne & Son, Roller & Co. and the Board of Supervisors on the Iowa county bridge question, we favor, in the future, the publication of the letting of the contract for building our bridges yearly, in order that we may obtain the very best work for the least money.
We view with disfavor the former action of the Board of Supervisors in regard to the matter, and consider their explanation of their action unsatisfactory.
Published by order of County Alliance.
N. D. ELY, Secretary.
This appears to be a point scored for Jayne & Son, who have complained that the letting of the bridge contracts was privately done and no opportunity was afforded for competition. but in regard to the merits of the controversy we have examined it sufficiently to speak. It is the novelty of the affair to which we wish to call attention. It is a capital idea--summoning the public servants before the people who chose them and obtain an account of their stewardship. We like it. In England and most of the European countries questions can be put to the ministers of the government in the Parliaments, courts or Reichstadt, but in America we have nothing like it except the "town meeting." If there were more of such meetings it would be better for the people, and the public officers who spend the people's money, if frequently brought face to face with the people who elect them and whose money is spent, would feel their personal responsibility to a greater degree. It would be more fun than a dozen circuses to see the Johnson county Board of Supervisors appear before such a town meeting and submit to an examination as to the manner in which they have discharged their duties. Let thee be more of such meetings. The Iowa county Farmers' Alliance is on the right track.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 1 January 1892; page 11, column 2
The special election, held in Iowa county last Tuesday, was a very close affair. the proposition to sell certain lands in Ida and Cherokee counties, belonging to Iowa county, and with a part of the proceeds build a new court house, was submitted to the vote of the people. The vote stood 1957 yes, and 1231 no. Marengo is at present the county seat, and the people of Williamsburg have been working for a long time to have it changed to their town. The building of a new court house in Marengo settles the question, for the time being at least. The people in Williamsburg and vicinity have been fighting the proposition for all there was in it, and the result of their labors is seen by the vote.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 15 April 1892; page 5 of 8, column 4
Last Sundwy [sic] morning Harry E. Kelly, son of Senator Kelly, of Williamsburg, Iowa county, was accidentally shot. He and his room mate were examining a 32 calibre revolver. When in the hands of tbe room mate the weapon went off and the bullet struck Mr. Kelly in the angle of the mouth, passed through the cheek, and plowed along the roots of the teeth in the upper jaw, knocking out five or six teeth, cutting a deep furrow in the tongue. The revolver was so near that the face was burned by the powder to some extent.
The accident, while quite painful, will not prove serious. Mr. Kelly is having no fever and expects to be out on Saturday. There was only one load in the revolver and that was the one the hammer fell upon the first time.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 22 April 1892; page 3 of 18, column 2
... Richard Long went to Williamsburg, Iowa, Saturday morning, and will visit his brother for some time. From there he will go to Marshfield, Mo., where he will spend some time with another brother, and then to Decatur, Ala. He has a son living at the latter place. The trip will be an extended one, lasting perhaps all summer.
The Daily Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 27 May 1892; page 3, column 1
Mrs. Auty Nolan, of Iowa City, is visiting with Mrs. John Delaney.--Williamsburg Journal.
The Daily Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 12 August 1892; column 1
... A special invitation sociable was held at the Hanson homestead last Sunday. The strangers of the occasion, as far as we learn, were Mr. and Mrs. Rock of Williamsburg, Thomas Donahue, of Iowa City, H. Quin, of Little Creek, Wm. Shanahan and J. P. McGillin, of Holbrook, and John Condon, of Davenport. Music, both instrumental and vocal, was not unknown to either sex, so all went merry to the daylight parting.
The Daily Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 4 November 1892; page 5, column 2
... The most brilliant event of the season was the marriage of Mr. William Regan and Miss Lucy Hanson, one of Williamsburg's fair daughters. The groom is an industrious young farmer and quite popular in this vicinity. After returning from an extended wedding tour in [sic] the happy couple will go to house-keeping in their new home.
... Owen State, an old time merchant of Windham, has moved to Williamsburg to to [sic] engage in a general merchandise business.
The Daily Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 6 February 1893; page 3 of 4, column 3
... Mollie Hughes has gone to Williamsburg to spend a few weeks visiting with some old friends.
The Daily Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 25 February 1893; page 5 of 8, column 3
... T. S. Kitchen of Williamsburg is in the city on legal business.
The Daily Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 13 April 1893; page 2 of 4, column 1
... Rev. Williams, of Long Creek, and Rev. Griffiths, of Williamsburg, Iowa, will preach on Missions at the Welsh Congregational church the coming Sabbath, April 16th.
The Daily Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 30 June 1893; page 3 of 4, column 1
... Mesdames F. Lyon, of Montana, O. Perry and T. Perry of Williamsburg are guests at the home of Geo. Lewis.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 3 February 1894; page 3, column 1
In the House Thursday, Johnson's representative, Hon. C. S. Ranck, introduced a bill to appropriate $180,000 for the University. In the upper house, Senator Kelley of Williamsburgh introduced a bill for an appropriation and also one for a tax levy for the support of the institution.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 30 March 1894; page 8 of 9, column 3
... J. S. Lengle and daughter were called to Williamsburg, Monday, by the death of Mrs. Lengle's sister, Mrs. J. W. Carmichel.
Daily State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 6 October 1894; page 4 of 4, column 2
Rt. Rev. Bishop Cosgrove, of the Davenport Diocese, will administer the sacrament of confirmation, to the children and others prepared for its reception, in the parish of Williamsburg, in charge of Father White on 12th.
Rev. John J.
O'Farrel, of this city, will deliver the sermon to the postulants on that occasion.
Daily State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 10 October 1894; page 4 of 4, column 1
... Miss Millie Tuttle of Williamsburg who has been the quest of her sister Mrs. John Palmer for a few days, returned home this morning.
Daily State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 12 October 1894; page 4 of 4, column 4
A bold attempt was made to rob the Iowa County Savings Bank at Victor. An entrance to the building had been affected at the rear door, and the robbers proceeded to blow the vault door open. That their attempt was only too successful is evidenced by the fact that the explosion was so great as to awaken half the inhabitants of the town, and in five minutes the streets were alive with people, in possession of everything from a lantern to a breechloader, in quest of the fleeing robbers. As soon as the explosion occured [sic] the trespassers realized their danger and quickly disappeared in the darkness. The next morning they were tracked as far as Carnforth[?] where all clues as to their whereabouts was lost. They did not secure anything in the way of cash, but the vault is almost a total wreck.
Charles Crow is a farmer and owner of a fine residence, five miles south of Oxford. Last Friday a smooth-tongued scamp came along persuading the farmer to give him an order for a rod, to cost $6.50. Then the order men disappeared and a gang of workmen came and began putting up the rod. Crow went to his brother near by who, armed with a Winchester and navy revolver, compelled the lightening rod swindlers to take down their rods and get out. Crow then chased down the man who had his order and it had grown to the amount of $106.50. The order was torn up.--Williamsburg Journal
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 4 April 1899; page 5 of 8
... D. H. Thomas of Williamsburg, is in the city on legal business.
Additional City News.
... Atty. D. R. Thomas of Williamsburg, is a legal business vistor in the city.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 6 April 1899; page 5 of 8
... Miss Ella McEachran [sic], of Williamsburg, is the guest of Miss Belle Taylor.
At three o'clock this afternoon the following teachers were enrolled at headquarters and assigned to their various quarters.
... Mrs. Emma J. Sheets, Williamsburg
... Ella McCochran, Williamsburg
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 7 April 1899; page 4 of 8
Last evening in the Presbyterian church the first formal meeting of the teachers' association was held. The commodious room was crowded to its fullest capacity, and hundreds of people seeking admission were turned away.
... [column 4]
Yesterday we published the enrollment up until 3:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Since that time the following teachers have registered:
... E E Blithe, Williamsburg
... Mae McEachan, Williamsburg
... W P Hanson, Williamsburg
... Mamie Lewis, Williamsburg
... Jesse Popkorm, Williamsburg
... At three o'clock today 853 teachers have registered.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 8 April 1899; page 5 of 8, column 4
Yesterday we published the enrollment up to three o'clock. Quite a number registered after that late hour and to-day at noon the total enrollment reached the number of 966. This is the largest number ever registered at a single convention of the association: The late comers are as follows,
... Edna M Ogden, Williamsburg
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 29 April 1899; page 5 of 10, column 3-4
At 8:37 this morning Deputy Marshal Clearman arrived in the city bringing with him the horse thief Waters who drove away with Foster, Thompson & Shuck's team on April 11th.
... A reporter of the PRESS called on Waters this morning and asked him about the occurrence. Waters said he was sick and would talk for publication later. He also stated that he had nothing to answer for and that he did not remember the PRESS reporter although he spent a pleasant half hour in his company with a party of which Attorney D. P. Thomas, of Williamsburg, and Mr. Chensky, of Walford, were members.
Waters has not changed his
appearance any since the time he was in Iowa City still wearing the side bums and whiskers. He stated that he did not want
to talk but would defend himself in court.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 21 June 1899; page 5 of 8, column 4
advertising a race meeting for July 4th and 5th.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 22 July 1899; page 5 of 8
... Miss Cordon, of this city, is visiting with her sister, Mrs. James Reagan, at Williamsburg.
... Mrs. Myers started
Tuesday for Iowa City, where she will remain for the present. Her health is very precarious, and by living in Iowa City,
her son can give her the necessary attention.--Williamsburg Journal.
... M. Plevka has sold his lots and buildings to O. W. Perry and will close out his stock of hardware and implements with a view of locating in northwestern Iowa. Mr. Plevka has been one of our prominent business men and has made many warm friends in this city and county. He expects to remain here till next spring.--Williamsburg Democrat.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 24 July 1899; page 5 of 8, column 3
Mrs. Nellie Kitchen and
daughter of Williamsburg, is a guest of Mrs. M. I. Fickey.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 24 August 1899; page 4 of 8, column 3
The "war" between Iowa county newspapers is rather "amoosin," The Ladora Times calls its Williamsburg contemporary, a "literary lizard," and "a bilious imbecile" and says while its editor is Snyder by name the others "are simply snides by nature."
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 8 September 1899; page 5 of 8, column 2
... Miss Hattie Stimmel, an artist of rare ability, who is to judge the art department at the Williamsburg Fair, came up from her home in Iowa City Monday and spent Tuesday here, the guest of Miss Maude Brown. She left for Williamsburg yesterday.--Marengo Republican.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 6 October 1899; page 5 of 8, column 2
... Milton Moon is home from a visit with his brother, Dr. A. C. Moon, of Williamsburg. The Moons are erecting a handsome new business block in the Iowa county town which, when completed will be a valuable addition to Williamsburg's business property.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 27 October 1899; page 4 of 8, column 2
THE Republican lie factory has had all its cranks-wheels-cams- gears stopped short by Mr. Halligan of the Davenport Leader.
Mr. Halligan says that Ranck offered in August, 1898, to prove by his letter book and correspondence that he was a "silver democrat" in 1896-97-98; that he worked for Bryan: that he was going to the Williamsburg convention and introduce a resolution pledging the candidate of that convention to "free silver," unless the candidate was "Al." Hurst, who might run on any platform he pleased.
Cyrus, dear fellow, if you're going to deny this you want to "get a move on yourself."
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 20 September 1899; page 8 of 8, columns 1-3
Yesterday the three regiments of the big reunion held their business meetings and enrolled all
members present. Some few reported today but the first day's enrollment shows over three hundred members present.
At the meeting of the 22nd Iowa the following committees were appointed. Nominating committee, Sam T. Jones, Co. A., Sam Wheeler, Co. F. and Tom Rogers, Co. C. Committee on place of meeting, A. B Cree, J. W. Lee, and J. H. Gearkee. The committee on transportation will endeavor to have the Railroad tickets extended from Friday until Monday.
Field and staff officers.--Dr. J. C. Shrader, surgeon, J. W. Lee, quartermaster, J. H. Gearkee, major, Samuel D. Pryce, adjutant, W. H. Brown, Lone Tree, commissary sergant [sic]. Others in attendance were honorary member M. W. Davis, General Stephen B. Lee and Gov. L. M. Shaw.
...J W Carmichael, Williamsburg, ...
At the business meeting of the 28th Iowa regiment that
association passed resolutions asking congress to grant F. M. Charles of the 18th Indiana a medal for gallant conduct on
the field of battle at Cedar Creek. No election of officers was held, as the 28th elects but every second year. This
regiment will hold its next rennion at Grinnell.
The enrollment is given below:
... John Nash, Williamsburg,
... R P Butler, Williamsburg,
... John Hughes, Williamsburg,
... M Hughes, Jr., Williamsburg,
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 4 November 1899; page 5 of 8, column 4
The Williamsburg Democrat says of Mr. Ranck's speech in that place last week: "The speech was abusive and the republican argument lame and inconsistent. Many were thoroughly disappointed and it is openly rumored among local politicans [sic] that the meeting did the republican party no good."
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 8 December 1899; page 5 of 8, column 2
... Dr. A. C. Moon of Williamsburg, returned home last evening. He brought to the Medical Department Surgical Clinic the very interesting case of an old gentleman from Iowa county. The doctor says Williamsburg is putting in a telephone system owned by the town people, and he hopes it may to connected with Iowa City by way of York Center, Windham or Cosgrove.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 29 January 1900; page 5 of 8, column 2
... The editor of the Williamsburg Journal says Judge Wade's lecture on "The Law of the Land," delivered in that town on Jan. 20, "was the grandest lecture in its thought and delivery which we have ever had the pleasure of listening." The Judge delivers this lecture in Burlington tonight.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 19 February 1900; page 5 of 8, column 5
... Mr. J. G. Hanson after a several month's stay in Iowa City left this morning for Williamsburg where old friends and relatives will welcome his return.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thurday, 8 March 1900; page 5 of 8, column 1
... Attorneys J. M. Dower and Howard Hughes of Williamsburg are Iowa City business visitors.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 4 May 1900; page 5 of 8, column 1
... Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wieneke were summoned to Williamsburg by the death of Mrs. Wieneke's grandmother.
... Prof. Ensign goes to Williamsburg tomorrow to attend as one of the judges of the declamatory contest to be held between the Williamsburg and Marengo high schools.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 29 May 1900; page 3 of 4, column 4
Mr. B. Ferson of Frendale one of the most enthusiastic promoters of the rural electric line which it proposed to be built from Iowa City to Williamsburg is in the city today talking of the project with several business men.
Mr. Ferson reports that committees have been working during the past few months and have secured about $5,000 in subscription from farmers living within a radius of four or five miles near Windham. Beyond this distance nothing has been done and Mr. Person is confident that much more money will be subscribed by the citizens of Iowa City and Williamsburg. During the next few months a canvass for funds will be made all along the proposed line which will be about thirty miles in length.
The proposed road follows Old Man's Creek bottom and connects Iowa City and Williamsburg having direct connections with Unity, Windham, Holbrook and Frendale. The promoters desire to have the road constructed this year if possible and will make every effort to accomplish their purpose. The new road if built will be used for both freight and passenger service and will fill a long felt want.
The country tributary to it is rich in fertility of soil and natural resources. Along Old Man's creek bottom are hundreds of acres of timber from which much timber and wood could be cut. The long haul to market and the great cost of the same has left the industry practically undeveloped and should the new road be constructed it would not be many months until the forests would be invaded with the axe and saw mill.
Today Mr. Ferson received a letter from George M. Kepner of Fort Dodge a practical railroad builder who will probably take hold of the project. He announces his intention of looking over the ground June 15th and if a large enough bonus can be raised will undertake to build the road.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 14 July 1900; page 4 of 4, column 2
Manager Presson of the Johnson Co. Independent Telephone Company was in town Thursday in consultation with our local telephone people in regard to toll connections for outside business. His company now have the best of connections north, east and south, and will soon run a line west to Des Moines and when they do, our company will probably connect with them, thus giving their subscribers a chance to talk from their homes or offices with all the outside world.--Williamsburg Journal.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, Friday; 3 August 1900; page 3 of 4, column 4
Mrs. M. A. O'Hair and daughter, Misses Grace and Marge, who had been visiting at the home of R. McErchran, went to Iowa City Wednesday, where they will spend some time visiting with relatives before returning to their home at Delano, Minn.--Geo. Denneny returned to his home in Iowa City Friday evening after a two week's visit with relatives in town.--Mesdames J. W. and Jas., master Leo and Miss Ruth Grady, of Iowa City, are visiting friends and relatives northeast of the city.--The Catholic parsonage was entered sometime Sunday morning. There was no one at home at the time and almost every room in the house was ransacked and plunderers secured a revolver and five or six dollars in change. They gained entrance to the house by prying a door open and the neat job they performed would indicate that they were not tenderfeet or local parties.--Williamsburg Tribune.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 18 August 1900; page 3 of 4, column 1
Rev. John J. Cassidy, pastor of the Williamsburg Catholic church, is very sick with typhoid fever at Mercy hospital, Chicago. He was taken ill while on his way home from a visit in the east.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 29 August 1900; page 4 of 4, column 1
"For Christ and Church" is the motto of the young people who are holding their annual convention at the Presbyterian church and the motto shows plainly the objects of the organization. The movement of the young workers is indeed a grand one and throughout the world they are accomplishing much good.
From all over the eighth district of Iowa many delegates are present and are taking part in the program. The first session of tbe convention was held last evening, the addresses of welcome being delivered in behalf of the Iowa City pastors by Rev. R. H. Williams; in behalf of the Y. M. and Y. W. C. A. by Ira T. Hawk; in behalf of the Epworth League by Miss Mary Houser, and in behalf of the Christian Endeavor societies by Miss Charlotte Hartley. The response was delivered by Rev. R. W. Taylor, of Crawfordsville, Iowa.
Today's sessions were well attended and much enjoyed. Tonight's program is as follows:
7:45--Praise Service, led by Dr. Chas. Latchem. Washington.
8:15--Address--Rev. J. M. Rudy, Cedar Rapids, "Watchman, What of the Night?"
Reception to delegrates [sic] in church parlors.
The program for tomorrow will be as follows:
8:30--Song Service, led by Mr John Williams, Williamsburg ...
7:45--Song and Praise service, led by Mr. H G Plum, Iowa City
8:15--Address--Rev. R L March, Burlington. Closing Consecration Service led by Mr. John Renfrew, Oskaloosa.
Among the delegates present are the following: ...
Elmer Pugh, Williamsburg,
Luther Jones, Williamsburg, ...
Bessie? J Ogden, Williamsburg
Francis J Felver, Williamsburg
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 30 August 1900; page 4 of 4
... Wm Richards, Williamsburg
In Squire Barber's court this morning Zeke Clark and Charles Hotz appeared for arraignment. They were arrested on information sworn out by William Richards, of Williamsburg, who accused them of robbing him of forty dollars and a gold watch. The arrests were made by officers Clearman and Wilson and both of the men gave bonds. Clark's preliminary hearing is set for next Thursday, and Hotz waived examination and was bound over to the grand jury. Richards claims the robbery was committed at fifteen minutes of eleven o'clock last night near the west end of the river bridge.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 24 September 1900; page 3 of 4, column 1
J. M. Dower of Williamsburg was a guest of friends in the city last week, and while here renewed many acquaintances made during his school days at the University. Mr. Dower graduated from the Law Department here in 1893 and since that time has been practicing law with splendid success in Iowa county.
He is a sterling democrat and the recent convention of Iowa county placed him in nomination for the office of county attorney, and judging by the reports received from that county, he will be elected by a handsome majority.
Mr. Dower is an attorney who will serve the county well, and should he be elected, will be a model county officer. His friends here are loud in their praise of his ability, and on those occasions when lie has appeared as an attorney in the trial of cases in this county, he has shown that they have just cause for proclaiming him an able and competent attorney.
Many members of both the Johnson and Iowa county bars will be pleased to see Mr. Dower elected.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 1 October 1900; page 4 of 4, column 2
Oxford will hold a big race meet Wednesday and Thursday of this week and horsemen report that it will be one of the best meetings in Iowa. Nearly all of the horses which took part in the Iowa City and Williamsburg fairs will be there and the number will be increased by some at the fast steppers of West Liberty and Cedar Rapids. Many Iowa City people will visit Oxford and attend the races.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 07 February 1902; page 1 of 14, column 4
Chicago, Feb. 6.--S. A. Anderson, a prominent stockman and politician in Iowa for a number of years is dead at his home In this city, the result of injuries received in Fredricktown. O., January 24, when he fell on a sidewalk. Mr. Anderson was well known throughout the central and western part of the country. He formerly lived at Williamsburg, Iowa, where he was known as the "lieutenant" of Capt. J. N. W. Rumple of Marengo, Iowa, now congressman from that district. He has held several political offices in the state and removed to Chicago a short time ago. He was about 52 years of age and was married.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 5 April 1902; page 4 of 4, column 4
... Mr. Plevka, a longtime business man at Williamsburg, who was for years in Iowa City, has located in Keota, where he will engage in trade.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 11 June 1902; page 1, column 3
... Miss Clara Lewis, of Williamsburg, has been visiting at the home of Miss Etta Williams during the past week.
... Bachelor of Philosophy.
... James Francis Kirby, Williamsburg.
Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 22 July 1903; page ?, column 1
... Miss Clarissa Joy is spending part of her vaction with relatives and friends in Williamsburg.
Iowa City Daily Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 3 April 1904 [or 1906?]; page 3, column 5
Clair Loriz, one of our active young men, goes to Spokane, Wash., next week to commence his work in connection with the Yeast Foam Co.
Miss Veda Pike of Des Moines, is here for a few days visit with her former High School associates. Miss Pike is taking a special musical course at Highland Park college.
Williamsburg is now assurred [sic] of a canning factory. Attorney R. W. Yoss did splendid work in connection with the enterprise, and those directly interested owe much to him for his untiring efforts and energy, which has resulted in its successful termination. The company has purchased the old cold storage lot, near the depot, and will begin the construction of the new building as soon as the weather conditions will permit.
The Blind Boone concert Company gave their entertainment at the opera house Thursday night. The entertainment was worthy of the splendid audience that turned out to hear this peculiar musical prodigy.
On Tuesday evening, the 27th, at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Howell Williams, Jr., Miss Rebecca Lewis and Wm. Gittins were united in marriage by Rev. D. M. George of the Welch Congregational church. They left for a visit at Racine, Wis., Mr. Gittens' [sic] former home.
W. H. Evans of South Dakota is here for a visit with is aged father, and his sisters. Mr. Evans is interested in the real estate business.
H. E. Blasier, who has been engaged in the jewelry business here for a number of years, has been in South Dakota for the past week looking for a location to enter into the lumber and coal business. He seeks the change in business in order that he may not be so closely confined to indoor work.
The city election here resulted in the selection of the following officials for the terms as provided by law: Mayor, Attorney, R. W. Yoss; Councilmen, W. F. Harris, H. Kehlenbeck, C. F. Schnee; Recorder, E. M. Long; Treasurer, Asa Hall; Assessor, Chas. Fletcher.
Miss May Gittens, who is taking a collegiate course at Drake University was down last week to visit her many friends and also to be present at the wedding of her father.
Secretary Fletcher of the Williamsburg fair says that he has every assurance that the fair this fall will be a record breaker. He is receiving much encouragement from stockmen.
Iowa City Daily Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 26 May 1904; page 5, column 3
... A. T. Presson, manager of the Johnson County Telephone company, has returned from Williamsburg, where he and several other promi[n]ent telephone men held an important interview with the telephone people and other business men of that town. He reports that the Williamsburg connection with the Johnson county line will not be severed--positively asserting that his patrons here will never lose the privilege of talking directly with Williamsburg people over the I. C. T. Co. lines.
Iowa City Daily Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 24 October 1904; page 5 of 8, column 1
... G. H. Leasure of Williamsburg is visiting his brother, Secretary J. C. Leasure.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 6 October 1905; page 1, column 5
The "Gymanfa," the annual meeting of the Welch Congregational churches at Old Man's Creek, Williamsburg, Given, and Long Creek, opens this evening at the church at Old Man's Creek, where it will continue in session until Monday. On Monday and Tuesday it will be held a Long Creek, on Wednesday and Thursday at Given, and Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday at Williamsburg. There will be present from a distance to take part in the meetings the following persons: Rev. William Rees, of London, England; Rev. and Mrs. David Jones, Scranton, Pa., and Rev. Lloyd Williams, Oskaloosa. Rev. D. M. Jones of Williamsburg and Rev. Roberts of Long Creek will also take part in the meetings. These meetings are always largely attended and this year will doubtless have larger congregations than ever.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 11 December 1905; page 13 of 16, column 1
... O. R. Williams and daughter, Bessie, of Union township spent a few days at the home of the former's brother, William Williams, near Williamsburg. The friends of Mr. Williams will be pleased to learn that he is recovering nicely after his injury some time ago.
Iowa City Daily Press
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Friday, 29 November 1907
page ?, column 1
... Miss Gertrude Gittens [Gittins] has returned to Williamsburg after a thanksgiving visit in Iowa City.
The Iowa Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Monday, 11 December 1905
page 5 of 8, column 5
Miss Anna Flannagan of Williamsburg is in the city to make her home in the future.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 5 October 1908; page 5, column 5
The annual cymanfa [Gymanfa], or the big church meeting, will start at the Welsh Congregational church in Union township this evening. A half dozen pastors arrived today from Long Creek, or Columbus Junction, where the meetings were closed last night. This evening the meetings will be mixed Welsh and English and tomorrow forenoon the meetings will be in Welsh exclusively. The afternoon meetings tomorrow will be mixed and in the evening they will be in English.
The preachers who are here are Rev. Lloyd Morris, assistant pastor of the church, at Kingston, Pa., and Rev. James Jenkins, of North Ebensburg, Pa. Also Rev. John Roberts, of Long Creek church, Rev. Mr. Thomas, of Swansea, Wales, representing the Williamsburg church. Rev. Williams, of the church of Given and Rev. J. J. Samuels, of the local Welsh church. From here the pastors go to Williamsburg for the next meeting.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 7 June 1909; page 1 of 8, column 5
Mr. George P. Milliken who died on Monday at the university hospital, to which place he had been taken for treatment, was a prominent citizen of Williamsburg. He had been ill for five months and his suffering had been long and painful. The body was taken home and the funeral was held Wednesday from the M. E. church under charge of the I. 0. 0. F. lodge. Rev. W. H. Dillon preached the sermon. The interment was in Aak Hill [Oak Hill].
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 2 August 1909; page 7 of 8, column 2
The Williamsburg Journal of the past week prints an interesting letter from Mr. Howell Williams, who, with J. J. Williams is visiting the English Isles. The letter follows and will be of interest to the friends of these gentlemen about Iowa City:
Killarney, Ireland, July 13, 1909
Williamsburg, Iowa, U. S. A.
We arrived in old and beautiful Killarney today, left Wales last night and arrived at Rosslare, Ireland, and left at once for this city. The distance is 200 miles and our course lay through as fine and pretty a farming country as I ever saw. Neat farm houses with thatched rooffs [sic] and white-washed walls that blend artistically with neatly trimmed hedges and pastures greener than the greenest green that ever covered an Iowa meadow in June. The pastures were well stocked with large Shropshire sheep and plenty of horses, cattle and donkeys. But we missed the hogs, the great mortgage lifter for the Iowa farmer is not in evidence in Ireland, at least the hog is not seen in such herds as one sees on the farms around Williamsburg. The trip on the railroad was one continuous panorama of scenes both pleasing and restful to the sight and mind. Country roads stretch out like white ribbons joining village after village and threading the rural sections in graceful sweeps and curves.
Killarney is a beautiful city of 5000 inhabitants. It has fine, substantial buildings, large and well-kept churches, hotels, etc. The lakes and drives here are noted the whole world over, and when one says the nicest things about them that language will permit the half has not been told of the wondrously witching beauty of the place. The lakes are not lakes but fairy dreams shimmering and glistening in the light of a mellow sun or sparkling in the pale, white glow of the moon that well might envy a beauty that surpasses the subtle charm of witchery. The resorts here are splendid and crowded all the time. American tourists are here in large numbers and you may have read of the drowning of thirteen people in one of the lakes. Seven Americans were among the lost. The women in the party became nervous and excited and held to the boatmen with such grips that they could not manage the craft; but I will tell you more about the lakes when I come home.
We have been on the go ever since we left on the 9th of June. We have been in nearly every town of any importance in South Wales and in many parts of England. We spent four days in London, two days sight-seeing and two days at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
We made our home at Cilgovin farm with my aunt and cousins and went to different places from there. We spent ten days with the boys of Mountain Ash and the visit was one continual round of pleasure in which every meal was a banquet and every reception a royal welcome. The Mountain Ash boys all remembered Williamsburg and did all that they could to make our stay among them a pleasant one. They want to see America once more and above all they want to visit Williamsburg.
We leave here tomorrow for North Wales to spend a little time with our shipmate, W. L. Williams, and from there we will go to Liverpool. On July 31st, we will sail for home on the Baltic as we are all anxious to see our families and friends in dear old Williamsburg.
On Tuesday last we went to Barry Docks to visit Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Jones. We found them sitting on the beach and they are looking and feeling fine. Mr. Jones is longing to see his old home but they will remain until September.
If the junior editor of the J.-T. could see the fine lot of Irish girls around old Killarney we are sure he would renounce his folly and at once leave off his clinging hold on the cheerless form of bachelorhood. God was good to Ireland. He gave her the richest green for her fields and forests, the softest blue for her summer skies, the clearest water for her babbling brooks, the best nature for her men and dowered her women with a wealth of beauty such as you seldom see. And if Gallagher could only meet these dark-haired, blue-eyed coleens we are sure that his hard heart would soften into song--and stay soft during the remainder of his days.
Well, a rig is waiting to take us to another lake and I must close. Please give my kind regards to all the pople [sic] of Williamsburg and vicinity. We expect to be home about August 15th.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 13 September 1909; page 5, column 2
... Mrs. J. M. Thomas and master Glenn are visiting in Williamsburg.
The Iowa Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 24 September 1909; page 1 of 8, column 6
E. J. Edwards, who is one of the professors in the Boston Institute of Technology, left this morning after two days' visit with relatives in this city and goes to Boston to resume his work in the school there. Prof. Edwards' home is at Williamsburg and he is a graduate of S. U. I. of the electrical engineering school of the class of '07.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 27 September 1909; page 1, column 4
Williamsburg Journal: Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Williams and daughter returned last week from their trip to Wales. They were accompanied by Mrs. W. O. Edwards of York who made the round trip with them but who spent nearly all her time with relatives in Ireland.
The Journal-Tribune scribe met Mr. Williams and learned from the interview that they had a very pleasant journey. Seasickness annoyed the party but little and on the whole the trip was a delightful one. the weather in Wales was generally cold and wet and Williams liked this part of it not well. Then, too, he had a hard time trying to convince the doubting Welshmen of the truth of the big things he told them concerning this great country. They thought he was simply boasting. On one or two occasions Williams convinced them of the truth of his assertions by showing them copies of the Journal-Tribune which he regularly received in his absence.
The country is poor, the people are poor, the landlord gets about everything the people raise beyond what will keep them. The better the farms are improved the more rent one must pay, although the landlord's taxes are not increased on this account. The attempt to tax the land will remedy this to a great extent and will place a good portion of the burden on the backs of the land owners. No more burden can be placed on the tenant class, it is now carrying all it can posibly [sic] bear. Mr. Williams learned many things about old country conditions. He saw Armour's meat in the sops selling for less than what they cost in Williamsburg, and the same was true of flour from the great mills of Minneapolis. the whole land over there simply lives on this country--it would starve to death if the supply from here was cut off or interrupted from any great length of time. Mr. Williams was born in America and the things he learned over there made him prouder than ever of the land of his birth.
Mrs. Williams was born in Wales and her visit revived many of the associations of her girlhood. She saw the old home of her fathers and it is yet held by her relatives. For three hundred years the Edwards family has resided on this land, ten generations have paid tribute to the landlord system and the present tenant is no richer than the first.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 17 November 1909; page 8 of 8, column 5
... Edward Gittins of Williamsburg has been visiting his sister in this city the past few days.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 29 November 1909; page 6, column 4
A dispatch from Albia, Iowa, where the eisteddfod at which Rev. J. T. Jones of this city acted as master of ceremonies on Thanksgiving day, tells in detail of the prizes won by the Williamsburg singers. After commending Rev. Jones for his efficient services and speaking of the monster crowds which heard the programs, the despatch says:
" The choral society of the town of Williamsburg, near Cedar Rapids, carried off a big per cent of the honors, winning ail of the principal competitions. Over $410 was their share of the prize money. Their chorus, which numbered fifty-eight matured voices, rendered beautiful music, and hard work in the rehearsals was shown. The Williamsburg chorus was under the leadership of Professor Lloyd, and the winning of the four chief contests and the four gold medals for the conductor, when placed on the little director, nearly covered the front of his coat. The Williamsburg chorus was highly complimented by Adjudicator Davies for their excellent renditions. The members of the chorus could not hold their enthusiasm last night, following the winning of the chief choral competition and their yells filled the air when Prof. Davies delivered his adjudication at the close of the eisteddfod.
"The Ottumwa Choral society won second in the choral competition. The Ottumwa ladies' quartet captured first honors in the quartet class and Miss Blanche Bissell of Ottumwa was awarded first prize in the soprano solo competition.
"Hiteman and Albia people took an active part in the eisteddfod and next to Williamsburg and Ottumwa the Albia people carried away a big share of the other prizes. Hiteman was also represented in the prize money. Miss Helen Miltenberger of Albia who took a prominent part in the afternoon program, was the recipient of many beautiful compliments by Adjudicator Davies."
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 13 December 1909; page 6 of 8, column 4
Williamsburg Journal: At the recent meeting of the National Horticultural Congress in Council Bluffs, the combined fruit exhibit of F. O. Harrington of Williamsburg, J. W. Murphy of Glenwood and B. Stuart of Des Moines was awarded the $500 silver trophy as the championship prize for the United States. Besides the grand trophy there were many minor prizes, though representing considerable worth.
This is the second consecutive time that Messrs Harrington, Murphy and
Stuart won the championship in the national meeting of fruit growers and this fact argues that Iowa has the soil and the
climate to produce fine fruit as well as fine corn.
In this meeting the display of apples from the Harrington farm was conceded to be the finest in the entire building, yet there were apples from Idaho, Oregon and Washington, districts upon which fortunes have been spent in advertising the apple growing industry. Missouri has been known as the "home of the big red apple," yet her fruit was far surpassed by the fruit grown right here in York township, Iowa county, Iowa.
Messrs. Harrington, Murphy and Stuart have performed a meritorious service for Iowa. They have twice demonstrated to the whole country that the old Hawkeye state can grow the best fruit in the world.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 13 June 1911; page 1 of 8, columns 3-5
Alumni by the hundreds are in the city today attending the commencement exercises and renewing the memory of the days when they attended the university. Old timers affirm that the largest number is in the city today that was ever present here at any one time. This morning and forenoon class breakfasts and reunions were held in great number all over the city and in the park and on the campus.
The list of those registered from out of town follows:
... Hannah Parry, Williamsburg
... Anne Gittins, Williamsburg ...
Iowa City Daily Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 23 April 1913; page 5, column 5
... Mrs. G. P. Gallagher, a pioneer of Iowa County, is dead at Williamsburgh and her husband and numerous children survive.
Iowa City Daily Press, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 9 February 1914; page 1, columns 1-2
Attorney Chester A. Corey, one of the ablest young men that ever won honors at Iowa university, committed suicide in his room, in the Rogers hotel, Minneapolis, by shooting himself in the head, Friday night.
Countless friends in Iowa City will grieve.
The remains were brought hither to day, and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the Methodist church.
Rev. S. E. Ellis, the pastor, will be assisted by Rev. Mr.
Trimble, of Mt. Auburn, Ia., an old friend of the Corey family.
The terrible truth was not known until late Saturday afternoon, and the sad news was telegraphed here at once.
A trenchant note, left by the young man, tells the whole story of his mental distress--terribly uncalled for, but due to obsessions that have afflicted him, ever since his health broke down in 1913--and it explains his rash act fully.
Coroner Gilbert Seashore has the sad missive, which was found in Corey's notebook.
It Read as follows:
********************************** * * * "Constant brooding over ill * * health that now makes me use- * * less, and which, I know, will * * eventually kill me, prompts me * * to do this. * * "I am doomed. * * "To those who call me cow- * * ard, I say that the good and * * merciful God who knows all * * things cannot deny me forgive- * * ness." * * * **********************************
Iowa City people will mourn deeply the awful state of the young attorney.
He was widely-known throughout the community, and his great gifts--closely allied to genius; his capacity for an immense amount of work; his accomplishments, as a scholar, orator, and professional and business man; as well as his personality, which was unusually pleasing and winning-- had won him friends on every side.
His life was one that promised a brilliant career, when he left college.
No young man who ever earned university of Iowa degrees was ever entitled to look with more eagerness and with greater anticipation of success upon life. His career seemed assured--and everyone who knew him predicted victory in every battle of business and profession that awaited him. No one could forecast, last June, that so cruel a tragedy was destined to cut short his life in its very bloom.
He was only 26 years of age, his 27th birthday coming March, 27, 1914
The entire community will sympathie [sic] with the Corey family. The grief stricken parents are nearly prostrated. They were wrapped up in their talented son, and justly so. They will be shaken and broken by his sad fate. A host of friends will tender their deep and sincere sympathy. their bereavement seems unbearable, but kindly well-wishers will pray that they may find consolation, even when seemingly inconsolable.
The tragedy, in a sense, had cast its shadow before.
While Chester was in excellent health and
in good spirits, seemingly, when he left Iowa City on ihs [sic] fatal trip, yet his closest acquaintances and personal
friends had had warning that the deadly purpose had lurked in his mind in other days.
Thus, although inexpressibly shocked, there are near friends who do not find the terrible event entirely unexpected.
Corey has been despondent, off and on, for months, having been under a shadow ever since he was a victim om [sic] nervous prostration in Canada, last summer.
His father, D. W. Corey, a grocer of Iiwa City [sic], sent a skilled physician to Canada at the time, and Chester, seemingly quite recovered, was finally brought home by the doctor. The young man, however, brooded a deal oevr [sic] his condition, and expressed a fear that his mental and physical condition might never be the same aagin. [sic]
He even threatened to take his won life in moments of depest [sic] gloom, but warm friends, "talked him out" of that thought--or at least, induced him for the time being, to forego any such desperate intentions.
In later months, here, the young attorney--who was not practicing here, having been engaged in the law and real estate business in Canada, instead--had seemingly recovered his health and strength, mentally and physically, entirely, and only his closest associates knew he was still brooding.
He was worried considerably over his anticipated marriage. He was engaged to a sweetheart of his old college days, Miss Irene Jones of Williamsburgh, and he often expressed the fear that he ought not to wed, unless he was much more wealthy. His worry over finances was without good grounds, however, as he was well equipped in that respect, though not wealthy, and lack of money would not have prevented him from claiming his bride, had his mind not erred. His postponed wedding and his business future became obsessions with him, however, and he talked incessantly of his troubles-- all imaginary in realty.
He even expressed a willingness to break off his betrothal, if the young woman to whom he was engaged saw fit, if she feared he would not care for her properly. She was true and faithful, however, and declined to let the brooding of her fiance influence her to such a step.
A fortnight ago, Corey, with two good business openings, left for the north. He was not heard from during the past two weeks, save once, when he telephoned to his father, and it was supposed that he had gone to Canada-- until the tragic telegram from Minneapolis brought the steartling [sic] news here.
His failure to write since he went away, had led his nearest friends and kinsfolk to fear, however, that something had happended [sic] to him, and even that the very act which he had committed had been done. The message from the Flour City confirmed their worst fears.
When Corey went away he was cheerful and even optomistic [sic], and predicted that either of his two business openings would prove a success. Evidentally [sic] he resumed his brooding when he reached Minseapolis [sic], and there settled down at the Rogers hotel, growing more and more despondent until he committed the rash act.
The young attorney was a brilliant man. He was graduated from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and law-- in 1910 and 1913 respectively. He was secretary of Prof. C. F. Ansley, dean of the English department, during his final year in college. He was unusually active in many fields, and yet, despite his outside activities, stood second in the law class with which he graduated. He was a debater and oraeor [sic] of note, and won second honors in the Northwestern oratorical league, in 1909. He was a member of the Acacia (Masonic) fraternity; the Sigma Delta Chi fraternity; the Delta Sigma Rho fraternity; the Order of the Coif; and the Zethagathion Literary society.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 22 April 1916; page 2, column 4
"This is the best automobile show I have ever seen, everything considered, and I have attended them all," said H. . Dunlap, the Williamsburg auctioneer, while looking over the Iowa City automobile show.
"Of course," continued Mr. Dunlap "there have been bigger shows than this, but for arrangement, convenience, appearance, and merit of the exhibits I think Iowa City has them all beaten. I had no idea the dealers here would put up such a fine exhibition.
The show closes tonight.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 14 June 1916; page 5, column 1-5
A new record in numbers for the class which completed its course in the university this year was set by 1916 when degrees were conferred this morning upon 431 students at the annual commencement exercises. The graduates come from practically every county in the state, and from many of the states of the union. The complete list of those who received degrees follows:
... Mary A. Ehred, Marengo
... Thomas Roy Gittins, Williamsburg
... Helen Pugh, Williamsburg
... Florence Laura Whiteford, Williamsburg
... Helen Pugh, Williamsbureg
... Florence Laura Whiteford, Williamsburg
... Irvin John Sinn, Williamsburg
... Irvin John Sinn, Williamsburg
... Ronald Arthur Crawford, Ladora
... William August Moerschel, Homestead
... Victor Hugh Tyler, Lenox
... George Theodore Fries, Marengo
Thomas Roy Gittins, Williamsburg ...
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 28 July 1917; page 6, column 7
Many of our people went to Marengo Saturday afternoon to the Cavalry Field Meet. Those who remained home did so very unwillingly.
the Oxford band came over Wednesday evening and gave
us some good music and also advertised their Chautauqua.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ranson of Mason Clay and Ed Ranson of Eirne Illinois were in town a few hours Friday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ranson visited at the Walter Durr home and Ed Ranson looked up a few of his friends he knew twenty-five years ago. It had been that long since he was in Williamsburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hughes and daughters Mrs. Novak and Mrs. Geo. Sundberg motored out from Chicago and spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives and old friends here.
Among the people who went to Blairstown Sunday to attend the funeral services for Mr. James Ranson, were Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Jones, Laura Seymour, Mrs. J. A. Tanner went to Blairstown Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Halverson who were on their way to Minnesota.
Rev. and Mrs. Lambert of the Methodist church are enjoying a vacation with their sons in Dakota.
Mrs. Ruth Hastings of Marengo and Miss Eva Jones of Waterloo spent Sunday at the home of their sister, Mrs. T. J. Perry.
Katherine Regan the 8 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Regan slipped in Durr Bros. Store Thursday and broke her arm.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 29 August 1917; page 7, columns 5-6
Perhaps the largest private sale of purebred cattle ever made in Iowa County was that of last week when John Cash of Holbrook, sold to Tudor & Son, of Iowa City, 45 head of Angus cattle for $12,000. The herd included six bulls, and the 39 head consisted of cows, heifers and calves.
Mr. Cash had this offering selected for a sale to have been held in Williamsburg the first week in October. Tudor & Son saw the offering, liked the choice Blackbirds and Trojan Ericas the herd contained, and they bought the entire lot. The price received at private sale would be equal to a much higher price at public sale, since the selling cost of a herd of cattle is an expensive proposition.
Mr. Cash has been in the Angus business for many years and his fine herd was widely known; he feels that he is entitled to that ease that comes with freedom from care and worry, so he disposed of his entire herd of cattle and will enjoy the bright and pleasant places that abound along the Easy Path.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 15 November 1918; page 11, columns 1-3
Williamsburg, Nov. 14.--The dispatches that Germany signed the armistice reached Williamsburg Monday morning a few minutes before five. It three the whole community into a paroxysm of joy. Whistles screeched, bells pealed forth in clamorous tones the great, glad news. Williamsburg was jubilant all day and far into the night. Engine whistles, church, school and even little hand and cow bells, auto horns and anything that would make an noise was brought into play to voice Williamsburg's joy at the cessation of hostilities between Germany and the allied armies. The business houses were closed all day.
One of the prettiest sights of the day, to the writer's thought was that of the boys in the early twilight dawn. The boys who play the coronets in the band got out in a clear open space and played "The Star Spangled Banner", and the clear, high notes in the early morning light was a realistic picture of the opening lines of the anthem as penned by the author.
There was a parade at 1:30 p.m. of the citizens of the town, headed by an auto truck in which a group of men were guarding the Kaiser in chains. The band was followed wherever it went by scores of men and boys. York township came into town in an auto pageant of seventy-five cars and were headed by a big box poster from Carl Holden's pencil showing a scene in Berlin, another of the kaiser weeping and yet another of Uncle Sam's smiling face.
The crowd gathered in the school yard and an appropriate patriot program was given. The platform was a flag decorated truck. Atty P. P. White presided at the meeting and gave a most appropriate talk. Rev. G. J. Schillerstrom spoke on the oft repeated [?]erman phrase "Against that Day". Congressman Harry E. Hull then spoke on his attitude toward conscription and his part in that committee's work in congress. The band disbursed music throughout the afternoon and the program of the afternoon closed with a prayer by Rev. Schillerstrom. In the evening an immense bonfire was lit in the school yard. Several trucks had been busy all day, each with its crew of volunteers. Visits were made to all the alleys in town and boxes, crates, barrels, boards and most anything inflammable were commandeered and carted down to the school yard. All thought of the carefully framed conservation rules of Dr. Garfield were for the time being forgotten. High up over the pile was the kaiser in effigy and his poor material frame was a good mark for the flames.
Word was received here this week that Mack Thoneson, died at sea October 4 while on the way to France. The body was carried to the end of the journey and buried n foreign soil. He had come to Williamsburg from Virginia, his home, and had worked in this place for five years. He left here last July with the select men from Camp Pike and was on his way over seas when he fell a victim to the influenza which took his life.
It was a kind christian act and a splendid piece of work last Wednesday when forty men with their dinner pails and nineteen teams invaded the corn fields at Harry Jones' farm and finished up every row of corn before night. Harry Jones was among the first in this locality to fall a victim to the influenza and for days and weeks his case was critical. During this time his wife, mother and sister died in his home and it has been only within the week that any change could be seen in his case. The good work of the neighbors and townspeople speaks well for the kindly impulse that always beats for the brother in distress.
Miss Ida McSwiggin arrived last week from Wilton Junction on account of the illness of her brother, R. B. McSwiggin.
Mrs. C. G. Baird, who is teaching in the high school at Oelwein, took advantage of the influenza vacation and came home last week for a short visit with her mother, Mrs. J. J. Blythe. She came home by way of Osco, Ill., to visit her little daughter who is spending the winter with relatives. The husband, Dr. Baird is at present working in the medical branch of service at one of the base hospitals in France.
Miss Beatrice Rock is home from Gilmore City where she has been teaching for an indefinite vacation which the influenza has brought about.
Miss Arla Jones, who is a student at Iowa came up to spend the week end at her home here.
Mrs. Louise Eliza Greif, mother of Rev. H. P. Greif, the pastor of the St. Paul's Lutheran church, died Tuesday morning, November 12 at the home of her son after an illness extending over many weeks. Her death was due to anaemia [sic]. Mrs. Greif was born September 5, 1847 in Rostack, Micklenburg Schwerin, Germany. In 1849 she with her parents emigrated to America and settled in Fort Wayne, Ind. Later they lived in St. Louis and then in New Orleans, La. In April 1874 she was married to Rev. A. D. Greif who was at that time pastor of the congregation in Serbin, Texas. From that place he was called to Davenport, Iowa, where for twenty-eight years he had charge of a congregation. In 1909 Mrs. Greif with her husband went to reside in Charter Oak, Iowa, where Rev. Greif had accepted a call and where they lived until the death of her husband in the winter of 1914. Upon the death of her husband, Mrs. Greif gave up her home and came to Williamsburg, Iowa, where she has lived in love and comfort at the home of her son, Rev. H. P. Greif, at the Lutheran parsonage. Her health had not of last years permitted her to assume many of the active duties of life but she had won the respect and love of those with whom she was associated. Those surviving to mourn her loss are two children, Rev. H. C. Greif [sic] of Williamsburg, Iowa, and Mrs. F. Westphal of Chicago, two sisters, Mrs. F. Huettmann of New Orleans and Mrs. A. Gassner of Washington, Mo., and one brother, Mr. Carl Odendahl of New Orleans and seven grandchildren. The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, November 14 at Williamsburg at two o'clock and the burial will be at Charter Oak on Friday where her remains will be taken to be load beside the body of the husband.
An increase in the number of new cases of influenza in Williamsburg and vicinity has changed the order of the board of health and the quarantine that was scheduled to be lifted Many, November 11 will continue for another week at least.
The later deaths from this disease include John Spellman, Thirty years old, died early Thursday morning from pneumonia following influenza. Mr. Spellman was an exemplary young man. He was born an dreard [sic] in this community and was graduated from the Williamsburg high school with the class of 1899. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church, and the funeral services which were private were held Saturday morning at St. Mary's church. Father Ginnan of Parnell held mass.
William Morris died at the city hotel Thursday after a short illness from influenza. Mr. Morris was born in Wales and had traveled extensively, living at on time in Patagonia. Mr. Morris had made his home here for several years and for the past few years had worked at the City Hotel and at odd jobs about the town. He was believed to be without relatives. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Robt. Tipton and interment in Oak Hill cemetery.
Mrs. John Cox died at her home on Rural 3 on Wednesday morning after an illness of a week from influenza following pneumonia. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at St. Joseph's church, Parnell.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 6 December 1918; page 2, column 7
Williamsburg, Dec. 5.--The annual meeting of the policy holders of the Patrons Mutual Insurance association was held at this place last week and there was a large representation of the policy holders present. Four directors were elected: D. M. Driscoll, Frank Mathes, J. R. Wallace and R. H. Edwards. The directorate now consists of seven members instead of five as formerly. The following officers were chosen by the directorate:
President--Robert H. Edwards.
Vice President--C. D. Lortz.
Secretary--U. S. Butler.
Treasurer--D. M. Evans.
This meeting of the Patrons Mutual is of more than passing interest. Mr. A. b. Ogden retires from the office of secretary owing to the condition of his health. He has been the efficient secretary for twenty-four years and the importance of Mr. Ogden's work in connection with this association can hardly be overestimated. He has been connected with its workings in this county for over thirty-three years and under his management the efficiency of this form of insurance among the people was greatly increased. He wrote the policies, adjusted the losses and kept in touch with all phases of the work. His duties called him out to work over a big scope of territoy [sic] and at all times it was felt that Mr. Odgen in his work between patron and association was just and fair toward both.
As he retires from the position of secretary he does so with the best will and highest regards of the body be served so long and so well as he always stood ready to do his utmost for the parties he repreesnted [sic] regardless of the effort or cost to himself.
As a fitting recognition of his competent work the association in its state meeting in Des Moines last week again elected him as a member of its directorate.
Mr. Howell Williams, Jr., and Mr. J. J. Williams returned Saturday night from a trip to Excelsior Springs where they went two weeks ago to recuperate. The pleasant outnig [sic] was beneficial to both and they return to their places of business with renewed vigor.
Miss Mary Pugh has returned to Kalona to resume her work as teacher in the public school of that place after a months vacation brought on by the influenza epidemic.
The town of Conroy, five miles, north of Williamsburg, suffered a great loss by fire early Saturday morning. Word was sent to the nearby towns for help, but the fire could not be controlled until the four business houses of the town were completely destroyed by the flames. The buildings included a combined hardware store and garage and a grocery store, all owned by the Merriam and Rengold of Ryan, Iowa, and a drug store owned by J. A. White of South Amana. The estimated loss is $26,500 and is partly covered by insurance.
The consolidated school of Hilton township located at Conroy, was ordered closed by the health authorities on account of a fresh outbreak of the influenza. A number of new cases were reported and it was thot [sic] best to close down all public places for the present.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 18 January 1919; page 4, column 6
Roy S. Gittens, Iowa City.
... Arthur E. Jones, Williamsburg
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 22 January 1919; page 7, column 3
On your bill means a good sale for you--dates at my garage in Iowa City or Williamsburg. Some of my sale dates
Jan. 25--Accessories and auto sales, Sidwell Garage, Iowa City.
Jan. 27--Mrs. Joe Duffy and Son, Closing out sale, 9 miles east of Williamsburg.
Jan 28--Big closing out sale of Ross Reynolds, 3 miles southeast of Parnell.
Jan. 29--Closing out sale of Harley Ransom, 8 miles southewest [sic] of Williamsburg.
Feb. 5--Big reduction sale for R. O. Merringer 4½ miles northeast of Williamsburg.
Feb. 6--Big closing out sale of [sic]
Feb. 14--Fiesler Bros [Flesler Bros?], closing out, 5 miles southwest of Williamsburg.
Will D. Jones, 5 miles Northwest of Williamsburg.
Feb. 17--Closing out sale for C. J. Amolin at Madilla, Minn.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 27 January 1919; page 2, column 5
... Ernest Evans, of Williamsburg, a former student of the university school of engineering, has just returned from France. He spent a few days here over Sunday, going from here to his home today.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 8 February 1919; page 7, columns 1-2
Williamsburg, Feb. 8.--Real estate is moving in Williamsburg and the prices under consideration prove that Iowa land is about the best in the earth's bread basket belt. first Mr. A. P. Long sold his 75 acre tract of land adjoining the town on the west, to a syndicate of local dealers including the following persons: D. O. Jones, Q. W. Perry [O. W. Perry?], T. J. Perry, Claus Gode, J. C. Nicloa, R. E. Jones, Claus Gode and W. C. Menary. The price paid was $400 per acre. It is planned to divide this into small five acre tracts and sell them off as such. Second Mr. A. P. Long purchased of Jon Kuch 80 acres of land one and one-half miles west of Williamsburg for $275 per acre.
Mr. Earl Smith purchased 278 acres from Mr. James Brannon paying $280 per acre. Mr. Smith also purchased the entire line of personal property on the farm including the live stock, hay and grain. The transaction totalled [sic] $90,000 and was the largest land deal ever closed in Troy township.
Mr. Fred Nash purchased from John Asquith the 80 acres one-half mile west of town, the price paid for this being $312.50 per acre and makes a valuable addition to Mr. Nach's present holding.
A business change in Williamsburg within the past week when Lewis and Misbach, the east side clothing firm dissolved partnership. Mr. Misbach purchased Mr. Lewis' stock and will conduct the business alone.
Captain Thos. J. Williams who has been spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James P. Williams and his numerous other relatives left Saturday night to assume civilian duties in connection with his work at Northwestern University. Captain Williams was honorably discharged from the medical branch of army service last week at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and came directly to Williamsburg to visit his old home community. He entered military service last spring with the rank of captain and was assigned to duty at Fort Greenleaf.
Captain Williams was born in Wales and came, as a small child, with his parents to Williamsburg and as he says: "Williamsburg will always be home to me." He finished the course in the Williamsburg High School with the class of 1903. He then entered the College of Medicine at Iowa University and received his degree from that institution after which he practiced for a time at Hiteman, Iowa. He then took post-graduate work in London and Edinburg [sic] spending three years of study in those places and won the coveted distinction of Fellow of the Royal Society of Surgeons of Edinburg University. He enjoys an extensive practice in Chicago and Evanston and is clynical [sic] demonstrator in eye and ear cases at the Northwestern University.
Farmers Institute will be held at Williamsburg February 5, 6, 7. The merchants, business men and farmers are co-operating to make this institute the most successful one ever held here. A domestic science section will also be held in connection with the institute. These meetings will be held in the domestic science rooms of the high school and Miss Nell Barnett of Ames will be the demonstrator.
The marriage of John f. McClune and Miss May Ethel Driscoll was solemnized at seven o'clock Tuesday morning, January 28, at St. Mary's church. The ceremony was performed by Father Glenn with a nuptial high mass assisted by a special choir. The wedding march was beautifully rendered by Miss Mary Sheridan of Iowa City, a cousin of the bride. The bride was attired in a blue cloth traveling suit and carried bridal roses. The bridesmaid, Miss Florence Driscoll wore a suit of toupe [sic] shade and carried a bouquet of freesia's. The groom and the bestman Mr. Cornelius McCune, wore suits of conventional black. After the ceremony a sumptuous wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Driscoll, south of town, at which the immediate relatives of the two families together with Rev. J. A. Glenn. The bridal couple left at 10:30 for a trip that will include several eastern cities. After their return they will be at home on the fine farm of the groom in the new home recently built. Both the bride and groom were born and raised in the vicinity of Williamsburg and the good wishes of a host of friends joins to extend to them sincerest good wishes.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Jones arrived last week from Bellevue, Idaho, for a visit at the parental Jones home and other relatives.
Mr. Homer Cooley, a registered pharmacist, who has been the efficient drug clerk in the Perry drug store in Morning Sun, Iowa, and is packing his household goods this week preparatory to his departure of that place. Mr. Cooley has proven a capable and obliging business man and there are many who regret his leaving.
The boys and girls basketball teams went to Sigourney Friday and met the like team of the Sigourney high school Friday night. Both games were hard fought and resulted in a victory for Sigourney.
Miss Lillian Meyers has accepted a position as stenographer in the law office of Attorney P. P. White.
Mr. Will D. Jones will hold a closing out sale February 6. Mr. and Mrs. Will Jones, will move to Williamsburg March 1st and will live with Mr. David O. Jones.
A fine high school society program was given in the high school auditorium Tuesday evening before a crowded house.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 28 February 1919; page 15, columns 2-6
Marengo, Feb. 27.--Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Balcar left for Chicago Wednesday where they will make their future home. Marengo friends wish them much joy in their new home.
Mrs. Chas. Sowerwine and son of Victor were Marengo visitors Thursday.
John Spellman of Sioux City spent the past week visiting his mother, Mrs. Furnas in Marengo.
Lew Keil of Williamsburg spent the past week visiting relatives and friends in Marengo.
Mrs. G. C. Bigbee spent Thursday in Ladora attending the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Risdon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Carberry over Sunday visitors with the latter's parents in Victor.
Gus Knepper of Rock Island was an over Sunday visitor with his parents in Marengo.
Mrs. Sadie Herbert was an over Sunday Visitor with her brother Frank Schaffer in Iowa City.
Irwin Breese of Iowa City was an over Sunday visitor with his wife in Marengo at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Stevens.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Geiger of Beatrice, Nebraska moved to Marengo last week, where Mr. Geiger will be line foreman for the Iowa Electric Co.
Mrs. John Gahring and Mrs. Walter Coulter of Ladora were Marengo visitors Friday.
Lillian Ehmsen was an over Sunday visitors with relatives and friends in Williamsburg.
Harry Hunzelman who attends school in Iowa City was, an over Sunday visitor with his parents near Marengo.
Mr. and Mrs E. J. Miller and two children
of Grinnell spent Friday and Saturday visiting relatives and friends in Marengo.
Mrs. Earl Berry was a Ladora visitor Saturday evening.
Ray Shaull and C. E. Brown were Koszta visitors Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Heminger of Ladora were Marengo visitors Friday.
Francis York of Ladora spent Friday visiting with her friend, Lena Davis, she also visiting [sic] M. H. S.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Henry spent Friday and Saturday visiting relatives and friends in Victor.
Frank Slaymaker was an over Sunday visitor with relatives and friends in Belle City.
Glenn Lacher and Wm. Lillie were ever Sunday visitors in Ladora with friends.
Mrs. Max Lyman was a Ladora calluer [sic] Saturday evening.
Miss Francis Copley, 8th grade teacher was an over Sunday visitor in Des Moines.
Geo. Tromerhouser and daughter Gertrude of Genoa Bluffs were Marengo callers Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Heminger spent the past week in Cedar Rapids attending the funeral of Mr. Heminger's brother Lew.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tyler and baby Francis of Ladora were Marengo visitors Friday.
Mrs. E. J. Smith who has spent the last three weeks visiting relatives and friends in Iowa City returned to her home in Marengo Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Breese are the proud parents of a 9 lb. baby boy born on Sunday morning, February 23, 1919.
Miss Ivyl Hughes of Belle Plaine
Irma Merle Gant of Ladora is visiting at the home of her grand-
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is a visitor at the F. Braugh, Sr. home this week.
mother, Mrs. I. H. Gant this week.
Mrs. Elmer Scott of Ladora visited relatives and friends in Marengo Friday.
Alphia Kinsler of Ladora was a Marengo visitor Friday.
Miss Her, music teacher of M. H. S. was an over Sunday visitor at her home in Des Moines.
J. M. Snyder of Brooklyn spent Friday in Marengo visiting with his brother S. G. Snyder and family.
Tletha Tromershauser who attends school in Marengo was an over Sunday visitor with her parents in Genoa Bluffs.
Carl Eckert who was stationed at Camp Jessup, Georgia returned to his home in Marengo last Thursday receiving his discharge.
Eldora Sinks was an over Sunday visitor in Grinnell at the home of her neice Mrs. Bert Stallings.
Mrs. Lew Brown is on the sick list this week.
Miss Ina Shaull who attends college in Mt. Pleasant was an over Sunday visitor at the Amos Skriver home.
W. H. Bauer is visiting at some of the Eastern wholesale houses this week selecting his summer goods.
Leona Davis who attends school in Marengo was an over Sunday visitor with her parents in Ladora.
Wm. Risdon of Ladora is visiting his neice, Mrs. G. C. Bigbee this week.
The food sale given by the second division of the Queen Esther Circle last Saturday afternoon went fine. About $7.50 was made, which will be used for some good cause.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Merriger of South Amana were Marengo visitors Friday.
Misses Margaret Hogan and Christene Hawkins were Des Moines callers Saturday.
Mable Jaeger was an over Sunday victor with her friend, Gladys Lacher in Conroy.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Williams moved to their farm south of Marengo Monday.
Miss Iva Williams entertained at her home Friday evening the following at a Taffy pull: Misses Peiper, Beeman, Helen Hadley and Lucile Lanning.
Maude Embree is assisting in Baur's Bargain store this week.
Frank Lindenmayer who underwent an operation last Saturday at the Marengo hospital for appen- [cut-off. next column]
Mary Clments [sic] spent the past week in Des Moines at the wholesale house buying her spring stock.
Misses Mary Morse and Esther Tanner attended the funeral of Mrs. Risdon in Ladora Thursday.
Lieut. Russell Hatter, J. F. Kirby and J. C. Englebert went to Marion Monday.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 21 March 1919; page 10 of 10, columns 1-4
Williamsburg, March 21.--Hon. Harry E. Hull has returned from Washington, D. C., to his old Williamsburg home. He is
visiting relatives and friends here and looking after business interests. He is calling on his friends and renewing old
associations and in Williamsburg he is generally known as Harry. Mr. Hull expects to leave shortly for Des Moines after a
short business trip there he will return to Washington before starting on his trip across seas. Secretary Baker of the war
department and the military committee of the house, of which Mr. Hull is a member, plan to leave soon on a tour of
inspection of the western front in France and Belgium. Mr. Hull is included in the party and the sailing date is set for
An important change in the local business field was closed just recently when the directorate of the Citizens Savings bank voted to liquidate and retired from the field. A reorganization movement was initiated a few weeks ago, but this did not gain the confidence or volume the financial situation of this community requires so the step to liquidate followed. the depositors notes and all pertaining to the institution were taken over by the Farmers Savings bank so that the town now has two banks instead of three. However, the two banks will be amply able to handle the business interests of the community. Mr. Beilstein, the cashier, will enter on his new work as supervisor of the Central Life Insurance company of Des Moines for the district comprising the counties of Iowa, Johnson and Poweshiek. Mr. Thos. O'Neil, the assistant cashier, will devote his entire time to the real estate business with which he is connected.
Progress club met Monday evening at the home of Mrs. F. W. Tomasek. The attendance marked the largest number of the year. The study of the evening was one of a series in French lilterature [sic] and the subject under consideration was Jean Jacques Rosseau and the following topics were reported upon by the members, and discussed by the club: Life of Rosseau, Miss Helen Pugh; "Contrat Social, its influence on ideas of government," Mr. J. P. Gallagher; "Emile"--its influence on modern education, Miss Alma Lortz; An Estimate of the Man, Mrs. J. J. Blythe. Hon. H. E. Hull, a former member of the club was present and gave a very interesting talk to the members along the line of the work and the attitude of the last congress on present day question. The League of Nations was then discussed by the club until a late hour.
Mr. J. R. Martin purchased this week the residence of Mrs. Anna Black and will move to his new home about April 1.
Mr. G. A. Yoakam and daughter of Iowa City visited friends in Williamsburg recently and then went to North English to visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Swain, parents of Mrs. Yoakam.
Mr. Herman Meyer who has been a patient at St. Luke's hospital, Cedar Rapids, has returned to his home much improved.
Alfred C. Lacy and Alta C. Faas of near Williamsburg were united in marriage at the home of the bridegroom's uncle, R. A. Lacy, 510 South Sixteenth street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa by the Rev. James P. Van Horn on Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock. The bride wore a beautiful gown of white silk crepe de chine with beaded trimmings. She is a daughter of Peter Faas, a prosperous farmer near Williamsburg. Mr. Lacy, a son of William Lacy, has just received his honorable discharge from the army and will reside on a farm near here.
The marriage of Mr. Henry Imhoff, Jr., and Miss Pearl Ella Austin was solemnized at St. Paul's Lutheran church at three o'clock March 6, 1919. They were married by Rev. H. P. Grief and the impressive ring service was used. A large number witnessed the ceremony among them being many relatives and invited guests. The bride was handsomely attired in white satin, trimmed in lace and beads, and she wore a wreath and veil caught up with orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations, She was attended by Miss Johanna Seemur who was dressed in blue serge trimmed in silver braid. The groom's attendent [sic] was Mr. Dietrick Imhoff. The wedding march was played by Miss F. Nieman. Following the ceremony the wedding party repaired to the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Imhoff of near Williamsburg where a wedding feast awaited them a social evening followed. The home was decorated with red, white and blue streamers a fitting mark of honor of the groom who served his country as a soldier.
Mrs. Henry Fissen of Marengo visited her sister, Mrs. Bielstine last week.
Dave Furman left Monday for Dayton, Ohio, where he will attend a large convention of the Delico Light agents of the middle west.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Winthorn arrived in Williamsburg last week to take charge of the City Hotel.
Dr. and Mrs. A. C. Moon left Saturday for a trip to Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
Elmer Harris of Williamsburg returned from Ames where he spent a few days at a meeting of the fraternity to which he belongs.
Mr. W. E. Smith and daughter Miss Ruth arrived Tuesday from Sleveland, Ohio [sic]. Mr. Smith will visit with his son and brother and plans to go to Canada before returning to the east.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome McCarty moved to town this week from their farm in Fillmore township and are now nicely located in their new home recently purchased from John Jones.
Mr. Louis Von Hoene, the contractor and builder, says that this promises to be a banner year in his business. He has the contracts for the erection of houses, barns and other buildings and his chief trouble seems to be to secure sufficient help. He has enough work in sight to keep his crw [sic] of ten men busy for months.
Rev. C. E. Brooks, with his son Herbert, came to Williamsburg last week for a short visit with his daughter, Mrs. M. D. Secrest. Rev. Brooks was a former pastor of the M. E. church here and his occasional visits are always welrome [sic] both to his former parishioners and the general community.
David H. Jenkins of Winnipeg, Man., arrived last week for a visit with his mother, sister and grandfather. David was born in Williamsburg and lived here for many years and his many friends are glad to know that he is meeting with success in the business world in the great northwestern city.
Mr. E. W. Lloyd held his second horse sale of this spring Wednesday, March 19. A good number of horses and mules were sold. The demand was good and bidding brisk.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 30 July 1919; page 8, columns 5-6
Williamsburg, July 30.--The contract for the construction of the new Presbyterian church to be erected has just been let. Four bids were placed on the work: Three by contractors from Cedar Rapids and one by a contractor from Belle Plaine, and the low bid was that of Lightner Bros., of Cedar Rapids. The building and the heating contracts were on separate bids and a Cedar Rapids plumbing firm secured the contract on the heating. The building as totaled in the contracts amounts to $44,100 and the work will begin at once. Lightner Bros., are completing a hospital in Grinnell and it is the plan to bring the big force of men from that place here.
The plans for the building were drawn up by a Cedar Rapids architect, Mr. Flasky. The new building will be a credible improvement to the town. The structure will be of brick and ston[e].
The tragic death of Carl Goodman a young farmer twenty-five years of age and the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Goodman, occur[r]ed ten miles southwest of Williamsburg, Tuesday. The young man had attended a home-coming dancing party for the returned soldiers and it was while going home at a late hour that the accident occured. He was alone in the car going at a good speed and on making a turn in the road lost control of the car. He was picked up by the following car but was dead when the parties reached him, death probably following as the result of a broken neck.
He was a splendid young man and had just been released from the army. He had served for several months overseas and had just recently returned to take up farming with his father. He was twenty-five years of age and leav[e]s to mourn him a father, mother and several brothers and sisters. The funeral services were held at Pilot Grove church Thursday afternoon with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Miss Mabelle Edwards left for a two weeks vacation at Coney Island Minn.
Mr. and MMrs. [sic] R. E. Musback of Fairmont, Minn., arrived in Williamsburg Tuesday for a visit with relatives and friends.
Mrs. Gertrude Albert who has been spending a few weeks with her mothr [sic], Mrs. T. E. Gttens [s/b Gittins], left recently for her home at Mason City at which place she is secretary in the fine new Y. M. C. A. building. Her daughter Dorothy remained here for a further stay with her grandmother.
Mr. David O. Jones arrived in Williamsburg Friday night from a six weeks visit in Ipswich, S. Dakota. Mr. Jones reports the crops in a fine condition in that part of the country.
Miss Irene Hanson, a graduate nurse of the university came up from Iowa City for a visit at the parental home.
Rev. and Mrs. G. J. Schillerstrom left on Tuesday for their vacation at the parental homes in Fairfield and Montrose, Iowa.
Capt. Roy Gittens returned home last week from army service. For the past six months he had been serving with the army of occupation in Germany. He had charge of the evacu[a]tion hospitals in the American army. Prior to this he had filled a like position in France. He is now mustered out of service and will return to the practice of medicine. Captain Gittens made a splendid record in the medical corps, he was a highly skilled physician and surgeon before he entered the service and work in the army hospitals brought him a practice that must prove invaluable to him for all time to come.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 12 September 1919; page 2 of 8, columns 5
Wednesday morning at her home in Williamsburg, miss Ethel Blythe was united in marriage to Mr. Louis P. Penningroth, of Tipton. the wedding was a very simple affair, only the immediate families being present. The ceremony was performed by Chaplain Howard Y. Williams, a former Y. M. C. A. secretary at the university and a close friend of the groom.
Both of these young people are well known in Iowa City and among university people throughout the state. Mrs. Penningroth was popular both in church and school circles during her stay at Iowa City, being connected with Women's league, Staff and Circle, and other organizations for the improvement of the student body. She graduated here in '18, the groom in '13. Since his graduation he has been preparing for the ministry, but when the war broke out he engaged in Y. M. C. A. work and was stationed in the prison camps in Italy, and later was among those sent into Siberia. There he did unusual work, being instrumental in rescuing a number of Americans from Russian bolsheviki. After a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Penningroth will go to New York where he will continue his preparation at Union Theological seminary and Columbia. Their many friends in this city join in wishing them a very happy future together.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 15 November 1920; page 11, columns 5-7
Miss Anne Gittens arrived home on Friday Nov. 5 after an absence of nearly three and one-half years in the Far East where she labored in the mission field of Pyeng Yang Korea. Miss Gittens left Williamsburg in July of 1917 under a three-year contract with the United Mission Board for work in Korea, going by way of Seattle. Thence to Yokahoma [sic] she made a two weeks stay in Japan with Mr. annd [sic] Mrs. Fisher who were also enroute for work in Korea. In taking up her work and during her stay in this wonderful little country, she passed through many thrilling experiences and saw much of the unrest incident to the Japanese domination of the country. At the expiration of her period of service in June of this year she decided to return to her home to rest making the return trip by way of Asia, India and Europe. In China stop overs were made in Pekin, Shanghai and Honkong [sic]. Skirting the Malay Penninsula [sic] a stopover was mode at Rangoon in Burma, at Madras., Delhi, Benarees, Lucknon, Colombo, Agra and Calcutta. From Calcutta the trip was made by way of the Indian ocean, Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea to Port Said [Sald?] and thence by way of the Mediterranean Sea landing at Marsielles, France. Some time was spent in France, Switzerland and England. Miss Gittens sailed from Liverpool Oct. 12 and after a fourteen day trip landed in New York City, Oct. 24. Her plans for the future have not been definitely decided. For the present she will rest and recuperate at the home of her mother, Mrs. Thos. E. Gittens.
A very spirited game of basketball was played by the teams from the eighth and ninth grade Monday evening at the armory. The hard-fought game resulted in a victory for the ighth gared [sic] team with a score of 16 to 15.
Miss Martha Powell and her sister Mrs. Annie Jones were Cedar Rapids shoppers on Saturday.
Mrs. H. P. Edward left Thursday for Decauter county for a visit with her son Aubrey and family.
Mrs. Anne Tanner is visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Myrrl Redfeltin [sic].
Progress Club met Monday evening in the high school library. The lesson was on Power and proved to be one of great interest. Mrs. Leasure had charge of the lesson and the reports were as follows: Coal supply, Mrs. R. E. Jones, Possibilities of water power and electrification, Mrs. Fred Blythe, Oil supply, Miss Rosetta Gaffney, Possibilities of alcohol as a source of power is internal combustion, Mr. C. V. Frazier, Atomic power, Mrs. F. W. Tomasek.
Harry E. Hull is at present in Williamsburg visiting friends and re[l]atives and transacting business.
The Lombard Entertainers gave an
entertainment at the high school auditorium Tuesday evening ? ? full house. This was the second ?ber of the Williamsburg
Lecture course. It was a good clean entertainment. The program was varied enough to interest everybody and still it was
of such a character that all received the most wholesome and uplifting entertainment.
The schools were closed Arimstice Day.
Mrs. Evan W. Edwards and Mrs. Elizabeth Harris left Tuesday for a visit with relatives in Des Moines and from there they will go to Comberland for a visit with their sister who is reported ill.
Mr. William Cash held
his annual Black Angus cattle sale Wednesday Nov. 10. It brought a crowd of buyers that filled the Williamsburg Sale
pavilion to overflowing. W. H. Cooper of Hedrick was the auctioneer and C. J. Simmons the clerk.
The offering of the sale included 58 cows and heifers. The sale amounted to $86,575, the animals averaging $1541.50. The top price was $5,000. With a long list that at from $1500 to $2000. Mr. Cash treated his guests royally, furnishing them with dinner and supper in the basement of the M. E. Church. The Community club room was at the disposal of the visitors all day. The community band furnished music during the dinner and supper hour.
Mr. W. E. Forsyth is packing his household goods preparatory to leaving Williamsburg. He and his family will make their future home with a son near Atalissa.
Mr. C. D. Weldin went to Washington Monday for a visit with his mother.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 30 November 1920; page 5, columns 3-5
The Ford garage of Williamsburg owned and operated by D. C. Toomey was sold this week by Mr. Toomey to Mr. Swartzendruber and Mr. Yoder of Kalona and possession passes at once.
Mr. Toomey has been handling the Ford business in Williamsburg for the past four years and during that time has mode a big success. He has not made known his plans for the future, but says that he intends to take a respite for a time at least from work. It is to be hoped that he and his family will remain in Williamsburg, where in the past four years they have entered so largely into the business, educational and social activities of the community.
Dr. S. A. Moffett, a missionary for thirty-one years in Pyeng Yang, Korea, arrived in Williamsburg Thursday night and visited until Saturday morning at the home of Mrs. Thos. E. Gittins and her daughter, Miss Ann. Dr. Moffett went from Indiana in 1889 and was sent by the Mission Board to the field of Korea where he, in company with Dr. Lee were pioneers in mission work in that country. He has witnessed the initial Christian work in Korea into the phenomenal proportion that it has assumed today and in all this he has been a large part. He is now home on a years' furlough, leaving Korea in July, commissioned as a delegate to the pre-war conference. A reception was given in his honor at the home of Mrs. Gittins Friday afternoon. Miss Ann Gittins and Mr. Moffett were co-laborers in the same mission station at Pyeng Yang. They were in Korea during the stirring time and scenes of March 1, 1919, and were eye-witnesses to the heart-rendering scenes that were brought on by the strained relations between the Japanese and Koreans. Dr. Moffett spoke at the Presbyterian church Friday evening. He left Saturday morning for a Sunday appointment in Fort Dodge.
Rev. R. Ames Montgomery, Prest. of Parsons college filled the pulpit of the Presbyterian church Sunday morning and evening.
Mr. and Mrs. John Yates and granddaughter, Elizabeth Yales
[Yates?], have left for Dalvina, Florida, to spend the winter.
Mr. Milo Black has returned from Winnipeg to spend the winter here among his old friends and neighbors. He runs an extensive farm near Winnipeg and each year after the harvesting, threshing and marketing, he returns to Iowa to await the opening of the spring in the northern land.
Mrs. Evan W. Edwards and Mrs. Elizabeth Harris returned from Cumberland, Saturday night where they have been visiting their sister, Mrs. Hughes, who is ill.
Miss Rachel Williams, who is teacher of music in the public schools of Shenandoah spent the week end with her relatives in town.
The crew of men who are to slate the roof of St. Mary's church have arrived and are now at work. It is a tedious job as all of the slate must be separated according to size and color, and the time required on the work will be five or six weeks with good weather.
Mrs. Freeman Smith visited recently at
Moulton wiwth [sic] her son, Rev. Natter Smith and family.
F. W. Tomasek was a business caller at Parnell on Wednesday.
Dr. and Mrs. D. C. Brockman visited this week with Mrs. M. Brown of the Leader Store, sister of Mrs. Brockman.
Mrs. H. P. Edwards returned home Wednesday from a two weeks visit at the home of her son Aubrey at Garden Grove, Iowa.
Williamsburg has a good chance of securing the Pershing highway if proper steps are taken. The agent of the Pershing Highway Association has been in town several times to consult with the business men in regard to the matter. He tells us we are in the most favorable route for the road. this highway runs from Winnipeg to New Orleans and will be one of the main north and south roads through the country.
A big meeting was held in Fairfield the other day at which time our townsman, Mr. H. A. Dunlap, was elected president of the road for the section between Williamsburg and Fairfield. the Community club will hold a meeting Tuesday evening in the interests of the Pershing Highway.
Mr. Thos. G. Williams was out from Iowa City Tuesday and spent a day with his brother. W. G. Williams of Evansville. Mr. Williams is planning to leave soon for Florida to send the winter.
Miss Mae Keegan came down from Cedar Rapids Tuesday for a week's visit with her sister and brother west of town.
Rev. and Mrs. W. F. Vanderlip and the Superintendent of the Sigourney schools were up on Wednesday and spent the afternoon with Rev. G. J. Schillerstrom in a conference on church work and methods.
Mrs. Williams Setser of Amana recently visited her daughter, Mrs. F. C. Schadt.
W. L. Williams, the school janitor sold his crop of honey last week to Mr. Johnson of Webster and received more than $600. "Janitor Bill," as his friends call him, has bees as one of his side lines and he has made a success of bee culture. His honey is always of a high standard and commands a high price.
Walter Gallagher, the nephew of the editor man, is on the staff of the Williamsburg Journal-Tribune. Walter is an ambitious, lovable boy, and he says it is his desire to know the ins and outs of the newspaper business. We think there must be something in the name of Gallagher to be able to put cheer and warth [sic] and life in a paper. Anyway it goes right on from uncle to nephew.
Fred Newkirk of York township finished husking his 5,000 bushels of corn last week. This is not so remarkable itself, but when it is remembered that the Newkirk farm picked and barreled 6,000 it is at once plain that every one at Newkirks works.
Evan Williams, of Evansville left Wednesday for California to spend the winter with his daughter, at El Centro.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 1 December 1920; page 5, columns 5-7
Mr. Leonard J. Hogan of Williamsburg and Miss Margaret Dicken of Washington were united in marriage Tuesday morning at St. James church of Washington, by Rev. M. J. Hartigan. Mrs. Tom McDonough of Williamsburg was matron of honor and Mr. Tom mcDonough acted as best man. Mr. Hogan is the popular member of the hardware firm of Souts & Hogan. Mrs. Hogan was the history teacher in our local high school last year. After a short wedding trip they will be at home in Williamsburg.
Mrs. Emmet Rock of Davenport visited here a few days last week at the parental O. W. Perry home and with other relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Ransom will move to North English Dec. 1, where they will make their future home.
Friday evening Dick Watkins met with an accident that was just a hair's breath of being fatal. While driving home in his
buggy he met a truck that did not have its lights on. He turned as far to one side as possible, but the truck did not see
the team and ran along side the buggy tearing off the back and front wheels. Fortunately the horses broke loose and Mr.
Watkins fell away from the truck. He sustained bruises and injuries to the extent that he is incapacitated for work.
Mrs. D. C. Toomey and son, Claude went to Chicago Saturday to attend the football game between Northwestern university and Notre Dame. While there they visited with Cyril Loomey who is a member of the Band and who accompanied the Notre Dame team to Chicago.
Miss Aila Jones who is teaching at State Center spent Thanksgiving at her home. Miss Melva Jones, a student at Iowa also spent the holiday at home.
Miss Alta Lillie, principal of the high school spent the
Thanksgiving vacation at her home in Inianola.
Progress Club met Tuesday evening in the high school library under the leadership of Miss Elma Odgden. The study of the evening was on the subject of "Thrift." The following topics were given. "Thrift as a National Need," by R. E. Jones; "Systems of Savings," by Miss Helen Doherty; "Life Insurance as Promoting Thrift," by Miss Mabel Edwards; "Temperance and Thrift," by *r. C. V. Frazier.
Miss Brum, teacher of history in the high school left for Iowa City Wednesday to spend the Thanksgiving
One of the cows sold recently at Wm. Cashs sale to Eischer and Ryan, at the figure of $5,000 will be entered in the International Live Stock Show in Chicago. We hope that this cow that was raised in Williamsburg will come back to Iowa from the stock show wearing a blue ribbon in her bonnet.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 9 February 1921; page 3, columns 4-6
The Williamsburg community band of forty pieces gave an excellent concert Tuesday evening in the armory, playing to a crowded house. The music was of the highest order and showed the excellent training which the boys are receiving from the capable band master, Mr. Ralph Mathewson.
The band is remarkable in that with four exceptions the players are all boys of high school age and under. The instruments are well balanced with nine coronets, four altos, two piccolos, one flute, one oboe, ne [sic] bossoon, two basses, nine clarinets, four trombones, two drums, two baritones, and two saxaphones. The town is justly proud of its band and turned out in large numbers to hear them. Other numbers on the program were vocal numbers by the boys and girls glee club, a solo by Oscar Johnson and a talk by J. P. Gallagher. The proceeds from the concert are to go for the purchase of new equipment.
The women of the Methodist church served their annual chicken pie supper, Wednesday evening in the social rooms of the church.
A large crowd attended as is usual at this annual function and the church realized $160 from the evening.
Mr. David M. Evans of Evansville is seriously ill at his home. A trained nurse has been called and his condition is such as to arrouse [sic] the apprehension of his family and friends.
the Gospel Team of Sigourney was in Williamsburg Sunday. A men's meeting was held under their auspices at 2:30 in the Methodist church and union services with the Presbyterians were held in the evening.
Mr. John N. Beilstein, the district agent of the Central Life Insurance Company has won the company's loving cup for this month as a prize for writing the most business for the company. At the end of the year the cup will be awarded to the agent who wins the cup the most times.
Miss Alma Lootg [sic] returned Monday from Superior, Wis., where she has been teaching English and public speaking in the Superior High School. Miss Lootz resigned her position and will take a rest from school work for the present.
Miss Berniece [Bernice] Evans, a student of Coe college, has been called home owning to her father's illness.
Rev. J. W. Lambert formerly a pastor of the local Methodist church, now of Highland preached at the Methodist church last Sunday.
The Community chorus gave their cantata at the Methodist church in Marengo Sunday evening. A large number of people ac [sic] the evening.
Ralph E. Jones has returned to his home from Colfax where he has been for treatment. He is now back at his old post in the lumber yard. He has been confined to his home for several weeks with imflammatory rheumatism.
Mr. Thos. R. Williams who has been on the sick list for the past month, is reported better and is now able to sit up, and it is hoped that he will be able to be about soon.
Mr. Tom Roberts and little daughter of Victor arriver [sic] Saturday evening for a visit at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lewis Horras and Mrs. V. P. Owens.
Chapter C. N. of P. E. O. met Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. F. W. Tomasek. The program of the evening was facts of interest from the recent census reports.
The Minuteer Society of the high school gave an interesting program Thursday in the high school auditorium to a crowded house.
Mrs. Curtis of Montrose, Iowa, is spending the week at the home of Rev. G. J. Schillerstrom.
Elmer Pugh, secretary of the Community club, transacted business in Cedar Rapids Saturday.
Mrs. Hugh Owens of Evansville is preparing to move to her farm in Iowa township--where she and her son will look after their fine farm during the coming year.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 18 February 1921; page 9, columns 3-6
The annual declamatory contest of the Williamsburg high school was held in the high school auditorium Friday evening and a packed house showed the appreciation of the occasion. The entries were in the usual three classes: oratorial dramatic and humorous and the talent displayed by the young people was good. There were twelve contestants--three in the oratorical--seven in the dramatic--and two in the humorous class. The judges were Mr. Johnstone of Ottumwa, Miss Wachtic [Wachtie?] and Miss Coffman of Hedrick. First place in the oratorical class went to Paul Toomey, on the selection "The Unknown Speaker." First in the humorous to Rose Machaek, selection "Dad Says so Anyway." First in dramatic class and first over all was won to Laurel Hanson, selection "Ma' Moiselle." Laurel Hanson and Rose Machaek will represent Williamsburg high school in the Iowa county contest in April.
The marriage of Will Davis and Gertrude Thomas was solemnized Wednesday evening, Feb. 9, at the home of the bride's father, Mr. John Thomas. Rev. Robert Tipton of Belle Plaine officiating. After the ceremony a dinner was served to the guests. Covers were laid for thirty-five. the groom is an industrious farmer and was formerly a resident of Wales. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thomas and was born and reared in this community and the best wishes of a host of friends follow them to the new home they are establishing.
Mr. Lawrence Tanner of the Ladora Neighborhood transacted business in Williamsburg Tuesday.
The town council of Williamsburg is planning for a new city hall to be built in the near future. The plan is to erect the new structure on the site of the old one and to make it one of the finest buildings in the city when completed. The specifications, as shown in the mayor's office, present a two story building with a spacious basement. There are rest rooms for women and men, and also ample pace for the fire department and equipment. A jail room is also provided for. The building will, when completed, stand as a monument to the progressiveness of the city council.
Rev. Robert Tipton, former pastor of the Congregational church and now of Belle Plaine, was in town last Wednesday to officiate at the marriage ceremony of Will Davis and Gertrude Thomas.
Miss Jane Parry of the Lyile department store left Monday for Minneapolis for a ten days purchasing trip in the line of spring millinery and dress goods.
Mr. Thos. O'Neil accompanied his son Lowell to Iowa City Friday when the latter will take a course of treatments in the Perkins Hospital.
Mrs. McCleery of Oxford who has been visiting at the home of her mother, Mrs. Robert Owen, east of town, returned to her home Friday.
Mrs. F. W. Tomasek and son the week end [sic] in Iowa City.
Miss Veda Lloyd has accepted a position in the Cedar Rapids public schools and has already taken up her work as a second grade teacher in the Garfield school.
Miss Pearl Rush who recently returned home from attending business college is now at the Collin school filling out the unexpired term of Veda Lloyd.
Mr. Thos. R.
Williams is recovering slowly from his recent illness insofar as that he is now able to walk about the house.
F. W. Tomasek transacted business in North English and Washington Wednesday.
The Community Choir presented the sacred cantata "Christ Our King" at the union services of the church Sunday evening. The concert was given in the Congregational church to a crowded house.
The P. E. O. chapter met Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. John D. Lewis. A 6 o'clock dinner was served by the hostess and her committee and was followed by initiations. Miss Mabel Edward and Miss Helen Pugh were initiated into the chapter.
Mrs. Dora Ransom, of Blairstown, was a former resident of this
place and has since been editor of the Blairstown Press.
Mrs. Maria Dane, one of the highly respected pioneers of this community died Feb. 5 at the age of 87 years. She was a native of Wales but had lived in the United States 76 years. She was the mother of seven children, six of these together with the husband preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her loss one son and several grandchildren together with many friends. She was a strong and forceful character and exerted a wide influence in the early history of the community. She died at the home of her son and the funeral was held on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Dillon, a former pastor of the Methodist church.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 3 March 1921; page 4, columns 2-4
Williamsburg, March 3--The fire department was called out Wednesday, at noon to the home of Horrell Williams of Pilot Hill. In some manner not known, fire had started in a clothes compartment up stairs and it has gained considerable headway before it was noticed. The prompt work of the firemen and others succeeded in putting out the blaze but a good deal of damage was done by water as well as by the fire. the loss, however, is covered by insurance. All of the better clothing of the family was destroyed.
Mr. John Ristedt is ill at his home in the north part of town. His familiar figure is messed from his usual haunts and his many friends will be glad to see him able to be about again.
Mrs. Daniel R. Evans and daughter Alice, returned Friday form an extended visit with relatives in Racine, Wisconsin. Mrs. Evans returns improved in health.
Mr. Mat Leo of Grinnell, is visiting this week with his son, C. J. Lee. Mr. Lee was for many years a resident of Williamsburg and he always finds times to take a few days off and come back and renew old acquaintances.
Ed. (Preacher) Evans had the misfortune while at work at the barn to fall a considerable distance and break a bone in his heel. The fracture has caused considerable pain but the patient is easier now.
Mrs. Anna Tanner is visiting at the home of her son Lawrence over in the Ladora Neighborhood.
Mrs. David O. Jones visited in Cedar Rapids Monday afternoon at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Owen.
Miss Alma F. Lortz, formerly principal of the local high school, left Monday to accept a position in the schools of Gary, Indiana.
Wednesday morning, in the "wee sma hours" [sic] an airplane passed over the town. It was something of a sensation to be awakened from your slumbers at 5 a. m. by the whirr of the great plane and to realize that with air ships night service, also, is possible.
Mr. David O. Jones is confined to his bed since Tuesday by a severe attack of lumbago.
Mrs. Dora Ramsom [sic], of Blairstown, who has been visiting for several weeks with Mrs. J. A. Tanner left Wednesday for her home.
Tuesday evening a basketball game was played in the Armory by the independent team of Williamsburg and the Marengo team. A very live game was played in which both sides were evenly matched. The final score stood 19 to 22 in favor of Williamsburg.
Albert Evans and Dave Lewis of the Wiliamsburg [sic] bank went to Marengo Tuesday on business.
Tuesday evening Mrs. James P. Williams gave a six o'clock dinner in honor of her niece, Mrs. Jane Parry. The guests were Mrs. Maria Evans, Misses Julia Kinney, Ethel Lytle, Emma Hibl, Nellie McCarty, and Elizabeth Parry.
Miss Henrietta Meyer of York Center and Roderick Reader of New Cambria, Mo., were quietly married at the Presbyterian parsonage at Deep River on Wednesday of last week. The bride was raised in the Wallace home in York township and she has made many friends in the years she has lived here. The groom is a native of Macon Co., Missouri, and during the past two years he has lived in this community and has won the respect of those with whom he has mingled. The happy couple will soon leave for Missouri where a new home awaits their coming. The best wishes of their many friends follow them to their new home.
The Williamsburg Community Band will give a concert on March 17th for the benefit of the American Legion.
On Saturday, Feb. 19th[?], Miss Ethel Walker and Russell Akerman were married in Marengo. It was a quiet affair and come as a surprise to their relatives and friends. The bride formerly lived at Fort Dodge, coming to Williamsburg at the beginning of the school year. The groom was born and raised here. He served as lieutenant in the army and since his return from military service has been in the employment of the lumber yards.
A birthday party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Finn. February 22nd in honor of
Mrs. Jacob Kuch's 81st birthday. Mrs. Kuch's two sons and her daughter and their families were all present to pay their
respects to her on her natal day. They presented the good lady with a black silk dress. She said she would surely wear it
when she wanted to look "fine".
The Twoesky Literary Society of the high school gave a very pleasing program in the auditorium Wednesday evening to a crowded house. Three one-act plays were given: "Wooing under Difficulties", "Mrs. Oakley's Telephone", and "That Troublesome Tramp". The high school orchestra furnished pleasing music. They realized the good sum of $75 from the evening's entertainment.
Miss Josie Crane of Moline, Ill., is visiting with her sister, Mrs. J. J. Williams.
J. R. Martin and Sam Roberts left Tuesday morning
for Des Moines to attend the convention of hardware dealers.
The mid-winter social of the Progress club was held Friday evening in the high school auditorium. The social this time took on the form of a lecture. Dr. Chandler, of the chair of sociology, Cornell College, delivered the address of the evening on the subject, "The Great Social and Economic Problem." Following the lecture the committee served light refreshments and a social hour was enjoyed by the Club and their guests.
Miss Margaret Harris, county demonstrator of Bremer county, spent the week end in town with her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Harris.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Talbot and children returned Saturday from Arizona, where
they have been spending the winter.
Mrs. Elizabeth Perry, one of Williamsburg's highly respected pioneers, passed away Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Menary. Mrs. Perry was born in Denoiah, Wales, Sept. 20 1837. When a baby she came wth [sic] her parents to this country, the family settling in Romsen[?], N. Y. In 1852 she was married to Thos. J. Perry, and they came in an early day to Iowa, settling on a farm east of Williamsburg. The home has been for many years in Williamsburg. The husband died some thirty years ago. Mrs. Perry gave up maintaining her own home last fail, due to falling health, to share the love and hospitality of her children. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and was a staunch supporter of all its undertakings. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. Joe Menary, and two sons, O. W. Perry and Thos. J. Perry. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Methodist church and the burial was in Oakhill cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. David Williams observed their fortieth wedding anniversary on Thursday of last week at their home in the north part of town. The guests included the immediate relatives and a few invited friends. A sumptuous supper was served. The wedding ceremony was re-enacted, Rev. John Roberts officiating.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 10 March 1921; page 7 (10 of 12), columns 2-4
St. David is the patron saint of Wales and wherever a community has within its population a large element of Welsh people they find pleasure in honoring the memory of the good old Archbishop of Coerleon of Wales, who was afterwards by the church.
St. David's day was duly observed in Williamsburg Tuesday, March 1. The plan originated with and was successfully carried out, by the members of the Congregational church. A banquet was held in the social rooms of the church at 6:30. There were over two hundred seated at the tables. St. David's life and work in Wales, Welsh traditions and history and Welsh music were dwelt upon in the various features of the evening's entertainment. Rev. John Roberts, pastor of the Congregational church, and O. Lloyd Morris of Coe college, gave very able talks. The ladies of the Aid society served the banquet, which was complete in every detail. The color scheme was yellow and white throughout and yellow bouquets of hot house flowers graced the table. The menu was printed in Welsh, which caused much speculation and merriment.
Progress Club met Monday evening in the high school library. In spite of the unfavorable weather there was a good attendance. The lesson of the evening was the economic consideration of wages. The reports were as follows: Labor conditions up to the close of the nineteenth century, G. J. Schillerstrone [Schillerstrom]; Collective bargaining, Mrs. Ed Evons [Evans]; The open vs closed shop, Mrs. Helen Doherty.
Mrs. Von Schroeder of Maquoketa, who has been making an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. Fred R. Blythe, left for her home Friday.
Howell Williams, Rev. John Roberts, and Mrs. David Williams left for Des Moines Monday morning in response to a telegram telling of the serious condition of their relative Mr. David Evans, in the Methodist hospital in Des Moines.
Francis Tomasek spent the week in Iowa City.
The first Monday of the month is, under the present Lowe plan recently adopted, a big sale day in Williamsburg. Monday, March 7th was no exception in spite of the threatening weather and a great crowd came from far and near. The sale was held in the armory along with the drawing for the barrel of sugar to be given away. The barrel contained 350 pounds of sugar and Mrs. Charles Hradek of Pilot township was the winner.
Mr. John D. Jones left, Monday for a sojourn at Colfax.
Thursday afternoon, March 3rd, at the St. Pauls Lutheran parsonage occurred the marriage of Carl Rudin and Miss Ida Nadoerin. Rev. Greif officiated. The groom is a prosperous farmer and the happy couple have gone to housekeeping in their new home.
The fire department was called out Friday morning to the home
of Thos. R. Williams when a big chimney fire threatened the house. The roof caught fire but the prompt work of the fire
department stopped the flames and little damage was done.
"The Workers" class of the Presbyterian Sunday school enjoyed a social evening Wednesday night in the parlors of the church.
A telegram, sent to relatives in Williamsburg, told of the death in Des Moines, on Tuesday, of Mr. David Evans. Mr. Evans was a resident of Garden Grove, Decatur County of recent years but previous to his moving had lived for many years in Williamsburg and was associated with Howell Williams in the grocery business. Funeral arrangements have not been made but will be held in Williamsburg.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ransom March 1, a daughter, Jean.
Mr. John Ristedt, after many months of illness passed away at his home in Williamsburg, Sunday morning, March 6. Mr. Ristedt was a native of Germany. He came in his early manhood to America and was for many years a puddler in the Iron works at Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Iowa and became a farmer establishing his home in Iowa township. Eight years ago he retired from the farm to his comfortable home in Williamsburg where he might enjoy the advantages of town life. He was seventy nine years of age and leaves to mourn his loss his wife and several children. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Lutheran church condcted [sic] by rev. Greif and burial was in the cemetery in Iowa township.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 15 March 1921; page 6 of 8, columns 4-5
Miss Kathryn Parry's Sabbath school class, together with their invited guests enjoyed a very pleasant social evening Wednesday in the parlors of the Presbyterian church.
Mr. Lyle Evans of Wabun, Minn., who has been visiting his father, Mr. David M. Evans, for several weeks left Wednesday evening for home.
Mr. Burt Murchison transacted business in North English Thursday.
Mr. Camile Verande's entire family is ill--a severe form of tonsilities [sic] has taken hold of the entire family with the exception of the father who is heroically taking the position of nurse and housekeeper.
Supt. C. V. Frazier and wife were business callers in Cedar Rapids Monday afternoon.
Miss Lena Petershagen arrived home Friday for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Petershagen. Miss Petershagen is a trained nurse and has been on hard duty since Christmas and is deserving of her vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. El Evans of Atlantic, Iowa, arrived Friday for a visit with the former's mother, Mrs. Ida Evans. Mr. Evans is in charge of a lumber yard at Atlantic and finds time every and anon to come to visit his relatives here.
Miss Helen Brum, the history teacher in the high school, left Thursday for Iowa City to attend the history teachers' conference which was held Friday and Saturday. She will also visit with relatives over the week end.
Mrs. Ulysses Buiter is making extensive improvements on his property in town.
Mr. Reese D. Evans of West Virginia came to Williamsburg on Wednesday in response to a telegram.
Mrs. Bert Misback has entered the local hospital and is awaiting the proper time for a major operation.
Mr. Ralph Bingham, one of the foremost platform humorists, gave an entertainment to a crowded house Thursday evening at the high school auditorium. This was Mr. Bingham's first appearance in Williamsburg and he highly pleased the audience, for he proved to be a most versatile man, an impersonator, a humorist, vocalist, violinist and pianist.
Every one was pleased with the entertainment and last night's entertainment closed the lecture course for this year.
The Lecture Course this year has been under the auspices of the high school. In the introductory speech in behalf of Mr. Bingham, Supt. c. V. Zrazier [Frazier] said the high school would realize about $50 from the year's work n [sic] this enterprise. Mr. Frazier also stated that the high school has entered into a contract for a course for a course [sic] for next year which is a $600 enterprise--it will include some high class musical numbers and some of the best lectures.
The Williamsburg community band will give a concert Thursday evening at the armory under the auspices of the American Legion.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O. Evans of Sigourney came up Thursday to attend the funeral of Mr. David D. Evans.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kruse and family of Pilot township have moved to town and are now nicely located in their fine new home recently purchased from Rollo E. Wilson. Mr. Kruse has retired from the active duties of farm life in order to give his children better school advantages.
The Shepard Jewelry Co. has completed their moving and are now nicely located in the O. G. Jones building on the west side.
Mr. Joseph J. Donohoe has entered into a contract whereby his Canadian farm near Winnipeg has been traded for a quarter section of land near Stanwood, Iowa, 30 miles east of Cedar Rapids on the main line of the Northwestern railroad. The Stanwood district is considered to be one of Iowa's choice districts and Mr. Donohoe is pleased to have his farm land nearer "the base of operation."
The Williamsburg Battery Co. moved this week into the building on the south side recently vacated by Mr. Summerfield, the blacksmith.
Mrs. Elizabeth Humphrey of Cedar Rapids was in Williamsburg Saturday on business and greeting her old
Miss Winifred Morrin and Mrs. George Fox came down from Fairfax Sunday to visit at the parental Morrin home in Williamsburg.
Mrs. S. W. Hicks, who has been visiting with relatives and friends in Chicago for the past two weeks has returned to her home.
The room which has been vacated by the Shepard Jewelry Co. will soon be occupied by John Beilsten of the Central Life Insurance Co. and also by Elmer Pugh and the Ad Club.
Mrs. Rolo Wilson is ill and a nurse has been called to take care of the case.
Dan Toomey and F. N. Tomasek were Cedar Rapids passengers on Saturday.
Mr. E. N. Lloyd will hold his annual horse sale Thursday, March 17. Everyone of the farmers fro far and near come to Mr. Lloyds sale and many horses walk new paths and have a dfferent [sic] environment after that day.
Miss Ella Williams, student at Coe college, came home Monday. She is ill at her home and is recuperating. Miss Ella Williams and Miss Francis Owen, a former Williamsburg girl had the honor of tying for first place in scholarship honors at the end of the first semester at Coe.
Mr. David O. Jones is able to be down town after a couple of witha ETAOINSHRr ETAOINNN [sic] weeks llness in which he wrestled with a threatened attack of pneumonia.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 23 March 1921; page 8 of 10, column 4
The Williamsburg Community band gave a pleasing concert Thursday evening, March 17 at the armory for the benefit of the American Legion. The band enjoyed the benefit of a crowded house and a handsome sum was realized from the evening's entertainment. The band numbers over forty pieces and is made up of boys of high school age and under. They have been doing good work under the direction of Ralph Mathewson. Miss Elizabeth Parry, also, gave two vocal numbers in addition to the concert program.
David O. Jones and Howell Williams left
Monday for a sojourn at Excelsior Springs, where they will rest and recuperate.
The Women's Guild of the Presbyterian church elected the following officers for the coming year: Guild president, Mrs. U. S. Butler; Guild vice president, Mrs. Albert Kuck; Missionary president, Mrs. A. B. Ogden; Missionary vice president, Mrs. G. J. Schillerstrim; Recording secretary, Mrs. J. J. Lee; Corresponding secretary, Mrs. B. M. Sheetz; Treasurer, Mrs. Fred Jones; Secretary of literature, Miss Edna Ogden.
Russell Hughes, the little son of Mr .and Mrs. Hugh Hughes, fell on the cement sidewalk Thursday and fractured his skull. Two physicians were called to the case and treatment given which it is hoped will affect a speedy recovery.
Mrs. Henry Querl died Tuesday March 15 at her home in the north part of town after a long period of illness. She was born in Germany in 1848. She and her husband came to America in 1867 and settled in Iowa county, which continued to be their home. To this union fourteen children were born, eleven of whom survive. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the Lutheran church and burial in the family burying ground near Homestead.
The Lahria picture show was sold recently and possession passed on Thursday to two young men from Mason City, Mr. Cady and Mr. Bojarpo. It is the intention of these young men to thoroughly renovate the building and to bring the very best in their line before the people of Williamsburg.
The three year old daughter of Mr. Camile Vercanda died Wednesday afternoon after two weeks of illness, ending in an acute attack of pneumonia. The child was buried Thursday afternoon in Pilot cemetery.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thos. R. Williams Sunday March 20 a daughter Margaret Roberts Williams.
The Missionary Society of the Presbyterian church met Thursday afternoon. The program was as follows: Current Missionary News, Mrs J. A. Tanner, Home Topic, The Immigrant, Mrs. J. A. Tomasek; Foreign Topic: Japan, Miss Julia Boyd; Reading by Uletta Benter.
Mrs. Annie Tanner who has been spending the winter with her daughter, Mrs. W. D. Jones left Saturday for an extended visit with her daughter Mabel, who is teaching in Sheldon, Iowa.
School closed Friday for the Easter vacation. The teachers who live out of town left for their respective homes. Miss Atta Lilly[?] for Indianola; Miss Helen Brum for Iowa City; Mr. Van Zee for Pella and Miss Vera Bishop for Richland.
Claude and Paul Tuomey and Burton McLeod motored over to Iowa City Saturday to attend the basketball tournament.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Boyd of the east neighboring Williamsburg district have the sympathy of everyone in the death of their little three year old daughter who passed away Friday afternoon at the hospital. The child met its death in a peculiar manner. It was playing in the yard apparently as well as usual. It fell from a barrel while playing. No injury could be found but it was soon in the agony of convulsions. It was hurried to the hospital but died very shortly after. It was buried Sunday afternoon.
Miss Florence Hanson who is holding a responsible position with a large paving and construction company in Des Moines, came home for a visit with her parents last week.
Paul Frazier is the new man in the Star Drug store.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Evans of Council Bluffs who have been visiting with the former's mother, Mrs. Ida Evans returned to their home the early part of the week.
Mrs. Lu Misback entered the local hospital last week and Thursday submitted to a major operation. The patient is improving and all reports from the sick room are encouraging.
The school election last Monday passed off very quietly. A light vote was cast as only 59 voters took advantage of their opportunity to show their preference. The two members elected were F. C. Rock and Fred Blythe. Mr. Rock has been president of the School board for many years and Fred Blythe succeeds oHwell [sic] Williams on the school board.
Mrs. Adam Bellstein and daughter Gertrude have returned from a two weeks visit with relatives and friends in Washington.
Progress Club met Monday evening at the high school library. Mr. Lewis Howes was the leader of the evening and the topic under discussion was "Waves." The topics were as follows: The strike and the boycott--Mr. Gallagher. Compulsory Arbitration--Mr. Frazier. Democratization of industry--Miss Brum.
Master Francis Tomasek left Monday for Iowa City to spend a few days.
Mrs. Will D. Jones and Miss Pearl Menary were Cedar Rapids passengers Monday.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 10 May 1921; page 5, columns 4-5
St. Mary's new Catholic church was dedicated Sunday May 1st. The weather conditions were not favorable as a steady rain set in in the morning and continued throughout the day and evening. The gathering, notwithstanding, was unusually large. Outside parishes were well represented.
Rt. Rev. James Davis, Bishop of Davenport, opened the ceremony, assisted by a number of priests, by the ritual of blessing the new house of worship. Immediately after the dedicatory ceremony solemn high mass was held in which the following participated: Father H. J. Hogan of Ottumwa; Father M. Morrin of Davenport; very Rev. W. L. Hannon of Davenport; and Father W. J. Guinan of Parnell. The following priests were also within the sanctuary: Rev. H. F. Finefield of Oxford; Rev. W. P. Shanahan of Iowa City; Rev. C. J. Donohoe of Davenport; Rev. J. H. O'Donnell of Cosgrove and Father J. A. Glenn, pastor of the new church.
Father Shanahan of Iowa City preached the morning serman [sic] and Father Donohoe of Davenport preached the evening sermon. Mrs. J. J. Donohoe was the musical director and a fine musical program was rendered in connection with the services of the day.
The church is a $90,000 structure. It was started in March of 1920 and has just been finished. The architect is Patrick O'Meara of Ft. Dodge and the contractors were Lightner Bros. of Cedar Rapids. The material is Bedford stone and Flemish bond cloister brick with a fine slate roof. the floors are terrazza. The heating is steam. It has the seating capacity of 500 with a spacious vestibule and three commodious aisles.
Another of the
community sales was held Monday afternoon. These monthly sales are conducted according to the Lowe plan and have prove
very popular. In spite of the muddy roads and threatening weather, there was a great crowd out to take advantage of the
many bargains which the merchants had for that day. the next sale day will be held on Monday June 6th.
A committee is hard at work preparing a minstrel show which will be given in the near future at the Latona theater. Mr. Oscar Jenson has charge of the show.
We are glad to hear that Mrs. J. P. Gaffney continues to improve after her recent illness. She suffered an acute attack of pernicious gastritis and was at the university hospital for treatment. She is now recuperating at the home of her parents, Hon. and Mrs. Thos. Stapleton of Marengo.
Mrs. Cy Evans was a business caller in Marengo Thursday.
A number of the women of the Presbyterian Guild entertained the new members who were
recently received into the church. The entertainment was in the form of a supper served at 6:30. The color scheme was
purple and white. The place cards were decorated in wood violets and there were bouquets of violets on the tables. There
were eighteen numbers of the recent communicant class that sat down to the table. Rev. and Mrs. G. J. Schillerstrom and
daughter were also guests.
After the social hour and intermediate Christian Endeavor was organized with the following officers:
President .........Millicent Long
Vice Pres. ...........Arthur Long
Sec'y ............Francis Tomasek
Treas. .............Merlynn Lewis
Thos. R. Williams has been busy making some improvements on his home. The chimneys have been rebuilt and a new roof put on which adds greatly to the attractiveness of his home.
the Choral Union will present the sacred Cantata "Ruth" at the M. E. Church Sunday evening May 8th. Those who are peresenting [sic] it say that the music is the finest of any of the musical productions recently put on. The following is the cast of characters:
Ruth ...........Margretta Roberts
Naomi ...............Miss Bingham
Boaz ...............Owen G. Jones
Pianist ..........Merritt Fossler
Director ..........Ellis W. Lloyd
Wednesday afternoon May 4th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Collingwood occurred the marriage of their daughter Carro to Charles A. Edwards. The bride is a graduate of the Williamsburg high school and for a long time has been the efficient and courteous clerk in the Durr Bros. store. The groom is a prosperous young farmer. He is a graduate of the local high school and was a member of S. A. T. C. at Iowa university. The good wishes of the community follow the happy couple to their new home northwest of town.
Ralph E. Jones who has been sojourning at Excelsior Springs for a stubborn case of rheumatism has returned, much improved after his treatment.
Geo. H. Ratjen has put up a fine new garage on his lot on Pretty Hill.
John Beilstein has again won the silver cup awarded to the agent writing the most insurance for the Central Life Insurance Society. This is the second time that our popular townsman has received it--the other time was in January when it was first offered.
Lewis D. Jones enjoyed a family reunion at his home Monday. His daughter Mrs. James T. Jones with her family is visiting her [sic] from Tama. The sons of the home who all live in the surrounding community came with their families and a family party was thoroughly enjoyed during the day.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 21 May 1921; page 3, columns 4-5
Evan W. Edwards, a pioneer of Williamsburg, died at his home Wednesday morning at an early hour. He was seventy years of age and had lived in this community about forty five years. Prior to that time he had lived as a boy and a young man in Union township, Johnson county. He was a man of sterling worth and integrity and fine personal qualities. He was a prominent stock raiser in this section of the country and his beautiful country home was visited by many people interested in that line. He gave up the active duties of farm life about 13 years ago and built a fine modern home in town where he and his wife have lived and in which his children loved to return from their various professions and occupations.
Surviving are his wife, four sons and one daughter. Robert of Williamsburg, Evan J. of Cleveland, Ohio, John Harvey of West Virginia, Lloyd a student at Iowa university and Mrs. Morgan Williams of Williamsburg. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon from the home of Plety[?] Hill and burial in Oakland cemetery.
Miss Oelwin Powell is dangerously ill at her home in the south part of town. A long period of ill health has at present taken the turn of congestion of the brain. A nurse has been called to take care of the case.
The Welch tea, served by the members of the Congregational church, Thursday afternoon and evening, was well patronized every one who attended enjoyed the typical welsh menu, tea, bara brith caws, and the other staple Welsh delicacies.
Miss Tow who has been a nurse during the recent illness at the E. W. Edwards home left Wednesday for her home in Cedar Rapids.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Mansell Thomas left for their home in Cedar Rapids after a week's visit with relatives and friends here.
Rev. and Mrs. H. P. Greif of St. Paul's Lutheran church, celebrated their silver wedding anniversary Thursday. A few of their relatives from a distance were present and the family circle quietly observed the day at the parsonage. the members of the church planned a great number met at the parochial school and in the evening an appropriate program was given which was presided over by Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Petershagen. Then the gathered company were bidden to enter the church where Rev. Kobolitz and Rev. Ullman of Conroy and York respectively met the company and both ministers spoke in an appropriate manner of the silver milestone of the happy couple. As a reminder of the good will of the parishioners a purse containing one hundred dollars was given to Rev. Greif and a handsome gray silk gown to Mrs. Greif besides many other gifts in the form of silver cutlery and silver ornaments, and a china closet. Rev. and Mrs. Greif were married in Davenport where they lived for many years. Rev. Greif having charge of a church there.
The Williamsburg Community band gave their first open air concert of the season Sunday afternoon in the park. The boys have been putting in long hours of practice and study under their leader, Ralph Mathison and they have reached a stage of efficiency that will be hard for any other band in the stat to surpass. The band is made up with two or three exceptions, of boys of high school age and under, and numbers forty members. Mr. Mathison is an able band leader as is plainly shown in the good work he has done with the local band.
Father John Brannon of St. Paul Minnesota, arrived
last week for a visit with his brother, James. He spent several enjoyable days renewing the old associations of farmer
years and then left for Chicago to attend a convention at that place.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cook and family left Williamsburg, Friday, for their new home in Wichita, Kas. Mrs. Cook was born and reared here. Mr. Cook has lived her for twenty years and in leaving the town they have left behind them many friends who will miss them greatly. Mr. Cook is traveling salesman for a furnace company and will work out from Wichita.
The Junior class play "Nothing But the Truth" was given at the high school auditorium Wednesday evening to a crowded house. It is a clever three act comedy and is very popular this year in many schools in the state. The parts were all well presented. Harry Lee, Mirian Jeussuis and Minnie Arp deserve especial mention for their dramatic skill.
The Williamsburg high school will hold its graduating exercises Friday evening, May 27, at the Presbyterian church. The class numbers twenty-four members--twenty girls and four boys. The ten highest-ranking seniors, at the conclusion of four years work is headed by Frances Rock, valedictorian, and Irene Dubisher, salutatorian. The following is the list of the graduates:
Henry Williams had the misfortune to be kicked by a vicious cow one day last week inflicting a flesh wound. Blood poisoning set in and it is proving a serious injury. A trained nurse is now employed on the case.
School picnics are now the order of the day. The lower grades are all indulging in the delights of an evening in the woods this week.
Evan J. Edwards arrived in Williamsburg Tuesday afternoon from Cleveland, Ohio, called here by the illness and death of his father.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Romberg
is ill with pneumonia and a trained nurse has been called to care for him.
Mrs. E. W. Joy and Mrs. A. E. Rogers of Iowa City motored up from Iowa City Tuesday to call at the E. W. Edwards home.
Several of the members of Chapter C. N. of the P. E. O. sisterhood attended grand chapter of the organization which convened in Cedar Rapids this week. Miss Harriet Moon was the delegate from the local chapter.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 3 June 1921; page 5 (6 of 10), column 4-8
WILLIAMSBURG, June 3--The annual commencement week for the Williamsburg high school began Sunday, May 22 with the baccalaureate address to the graduating class given at the Methodist church by the pastor Rev. J. F. Rex. It was an able discourse on the theme "Ideals". Special music was rendered by the choral union.
Tuesday evening the Junior-Senior banquet was held in the social room of the Presbyterian church to which the members of both were united, also the high school faculty, the members of the faculty, the members of the school board with their wives and the members of the orchestra. The rainbow color scheme was used throughout. A large rainbow was used in the center of the room with the faker pot of gold at either end. Supt. C. V. Frazier acted as toastmaster, and the following was the toast program:
"After the Storm the Rainbow"
Dwight Williams (Junior class)
Walter Gallagher (Senior class)
"The Pot of Gold"
Mr. Fred R. Blythe (Member of School Board)
Miss Helen Drum (Faculty mem.)
Wednesday night, May 25 the Senior class presented their annual class play at the high school auditorium to a crowded house. The play was: "Aaron Boggs, Freshman" and from all evidences was greatly enjoyed by the audience. The play, while not heavy, presented ample opportunity for the dramatic skill and art of the senior class. Marguerite Roberts, Floyd Manore and Claude Toomey assumed the role of the principal parts and presented the parts well. Florence Jones, Floyd Williams, Michael Kelly and Geraldine Foster were very good and the whole was a production of real credit to the senior class.
Friday morning Class Day exercises were held in the high school auditorium and the usual class day members were given which were appreciated greatly by the class who understood the jokes and points.
On Friday evening the high school commencement exercises were held in the Presbyterian church. The commencement address was given by Prof. Howard McDonald, Dean of Parsons college, who spoke on the subject of "The Equipment Education Gives." After the address of the evening Supt. C. V. Frazur [Frazier] presented the diplomas to the members of the class which included four boys an twenty girls. The folowing [sic] were the graduates: Esther Greif, Rose Macheak, Ida Nejen, Iva Williams, Marie Flanagan, Laurel Hanson, Geraldine Foster, Mary Macheak, Kathryn Doherty, Frances Rock, Florence Jones, Elizabeth Parry, Bertha Kuch, Jeanette Osborn, Claude Toomey, Lauretta Driscoll, Mildred James, Irene Dubester [sic], Walter Gallapher, Margretta Roberts, Wanda Oliver, Paul Frazier, Mary Lewis, Floyd Williams. Miss Frances Rock was the member of the class who had the highest average for the four years and Miss Irene Dubisher stood second in rank.
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Alien of New York city met with a peculiar accident on Friday a few miles east of Williamsburg. They had started from their home in New York city about ten days ago for an auto trip to Seattle. They purchased a Rolls-Royce car for which they paid $16,900 in order to make the transcontinental trip. They were east of Williamsburg a few miles when they ran into a storm. The car skidded and ran into a ditch and was badly damaged. Mr. Dunlap of the garage was telephoned for, and he went out and brought the couple in. Neither person was hurt. They were hospitably housed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hughes for the night and until they could make further arrangement for their journey. Mr. Alien sold his car for $600 to the garage and took the railroad for the remainder of the trip. He said it was his first experience with Iowa mud and it would also be his last.
Miss Melva Jones, student at Iowa university, spent the week end and Memorial day at her home, returning Monday night to resume her work at Iowa.
The Aberdeen Angus sale of William Cash and P. J. Donohue was held at the sale pavilion Wednesday. There was a good crowd though not up to that of other years. The average for the sale was $529, which was reckoned a good price, taking into consideration the money market. Fifty-one animals were sold and totaled $26,735.
Miss Florence Hanson of Des Moines, who is connected with the Wright Paving company, arrived at her home east of town Friday in time to attend the high school commencement and to visit over Memorial day.
Memorial day was fittingly observed in Williamsburg and honor and tribute to our brave heroes. The American Legion and the members of the W. R. C. went in a body to the cemeteries to decorate the graves of the soldiers. A program was given in the afternoon in the high school auditorium, which was made up largely from numbers taken from the various grades. The address of the day was given by Attorney P. P. White of Williamsburg.
Dr. A. C. Moon and Mr. Carrol Simmons have returned from a two weeks fishing trip at Spirit Lake. Miss Iva Oilver and Miss Martha Kuch, students at Coe college, came home Friday to attend the high school commencement and remained over Memorial day.
Miss Maude Davis of Tarkio, Mo., has been secured to teach Latin in the local high for the coming year. Miss Davis was formerly Latin teacher here, resigning her position to teach in Tarkio. She will be welcomed back to her old post by pupils and patrons.
Peder Pederson of Cedar Falls spoke in the park Saturday night after the band concert. He came under the direction of the Farm bureau and spoke on the interest of farm co-operation.
Mrs. Jas. P. Gaffney, wife of the popular local attorney returned to her home here after a period of several weeks recuperation at the home of her parents, Attorney and Mrs. Tom Stapleton of Marengo.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 13 June 1921; page 6, column 5
One of a series of pre-nuptial entertainments in honor of Miss Ann Gettins [s/b Gittins] who is to be a June bride was given Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Tomasek. Covers were laid for eight and the occasion was one of pleasure to those participating. Miss Gettins marriage to Hon. Harry E. Hull Will take place Tuesday, June 21.
Mrs. Howell Williams left Tuesday for Long Beach, Cali., for a two months' visit with her daughter, Mrs. Roscoe Holiren and family. Mr. Williams will join Mrs. Williams in California later on in the summer.
Word was received here of the death of D. M. Rowland of Oakland, California, Wednesday. Mrs. C. J. Simmons of this place is a daughter of the former Iowa county pioneer, but owing to ill health she could not make the long trip to be present at her father's funeral. Mr. Rowland was for many years a resident of Marengo and at one time he was engaged in the tombstone business. Afterward he was Marengo's postmaster. The body was brought back to Marengo for burial and the funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. During Mr. Rowland's residence in this county he was one of the most active men in civic affairs and politics. He is the father of Mrs. C. J. Simmons of this city.
Mrs. H. P. Greif and daughter, Miss Esther, have returned form Davenport where they have been visiting at the parental home. Mr. Blackman, the father of Mrs. Greif left for an extended European trip this week.
For the second time the minstrel show given by local talent was presented at the Latona theatre Tuesday night. The program consisted of songs, speeches, trombone solos, farces, and vaudeville stunts which were enjoyed by all.
Mrs. Amy Morgan, housekeeper for her brother, Father J. A. Glenn met with a serious accident Wednesday. While working with lard it caught fire. In attempting to put out the flames he was severely burned. She is now a [sic] the local hospital for treatment and it is hoped that she will make a speedy recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Munson Harrington, who have been spending the greater part of the year in Florida, returned Tuesday.
They are planning to live with Howard Rohert, the brother of Mrs. Harrington, and be the caretakers of the Rohert home.
Miss Hannah Parry of Kansas City arrived Thursday for a two weeks; vacation stay at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Parry who live east of town.
Mrs. C. V. Frazier and sons, James and [?H]ubert, have left for Riverton for a visit at the home of Mrs. Frazier's father, Mr. Bird and with other relatives in Fremont county.
The Williams Junior orchestra made a trip to Millersburg Sunday afternoon where they furnished part of the music at the meeting of the Millersburg Sunday school association.
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Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 14 June 1921; page 8, columns 5-6
Mr. and Mrs. Buchnam of the Soldiers Home in Marshalltown are visiting relatives in Williamsburg.
The June community sale day held on Monday, June 6, proved to be a great success. A great throng of people gathered in and out of town and the merchants were a busy lot of people all day. The auction was held in the park in the after noon and articles of all descriptions were sold.
An auto accident occurred Friday night on the road west of Iowa City which involved a number of Williamsburg young people. Claude Toomey, Cecil Milan, Miss Flora Meyer and Kathryn Doherty had gone to Iowa City to attend a dancing party. In coming home the auto in some manner turned out of the road and ran into a ditch. The occupants were thrown out and Mr. Milan suffered some fractured ribs. The others fortunately escaped with minor bruises.
J. C. F. Harrington of Concepcion, Chili, is visiting his half-brother, J. J. Monett [sic]. He spoke Sunday evening at the M. E. church of his work in South America. Mr. Harrington has timed his visit to Iowa iCty [sic] at this particular time in order to be present at the commencement exercises at the University of Iowa. He will be present at the reunion of the class of 1891 college of law of which he is a member. Mr. Harrington is president of Concepcion college for girls. It has an enrollment of about 300 girls and is conducted under the auspices of the board of missions of the M. E. church. After visiting some time at the home of his brother, J. J. Monnett, he will spend some time on his ranch in California.
Miss Catherine Evans who has been taking the combined course of music and liberal arts at Grinnell college has arrived home for the summer vacation. She will immediately resume her work with music pupils. Miss Evans has the distinction of being chosen by Prof. Pierce, head of the music department at Grinnell, to accompanying the college orchestra for coming year in the piano work.
Miss Melva Jones, student at Iowa has arrived home for her summer vacation.
D. C. Loomey is preparing to move with his family to Iowa City in order to avail himself of the educational advantages which that place affords.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 21 June 1921; page 3, columns 1-3
WILLIAMSBURG, Ia., June 21-- Of interest to many friends, in Iowa and in wider circles of acquaintance and influence, is the marriage of Hon. Harry E. Hull of Washington, D. C., Congressman from the Second District and Miss Anne E. Gittens [sic] of Williamsburg
which took place this morning, (Tuesday, June 21) at 8:30 o'clock at the Congregational church in Williamsburg.
The church was beautifully decorated with June roses. Promptly at 8:30 o'clock the bridal party entered the church to the strains of the historic Lohengren's wedding march. Mrs. Edward Gittens, sister-in-law of the bride, presided at the piano, playing the bridal chorus from Lohengren at the processional and Mendelssohn at the recessional. The bridal couple, unattended, took their places at the beautifully decorated alter. Rev. John Roberts performed the ceremony using the beautiful and impressive Episcopalian marriage service. The ceremony was performed in the presence of fifty guests limited to the relatives of the bridal couple.
The bride wore a handsome imported white oriental silk crepe. The loving gift of the Japanese girls who were her English pupils at the government school in Pyengyang, Korea. She wore a white crepe hat and carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley.
After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to the immediate families of Mr. and Mrs. Hull at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. T. E. Gittens.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. E. Gittens--one of Williamsburg's own daughters. She was born in this community, is a graduate of the Williamsburg high school and has grown to a pure and gracious womanhood in our midst. She graduated from the college of liberal arts at the university with the class of 1910. She afterwards taught successfully in various
places in Iowa and was for a time engaged in Y. M. C. A. work in Des Moines and later in Lawrence, Kansas. For three years she was engaged in missionary work in Pyengyang, Korea, going to that place in 1917 under the auspices of the Presbyterian and Methodist churches. After the expiration of her term of work in Korea she made the return trip by way of China, Burmah, India and the various southern European countries reaching the United States in November of last year. She is an accomplished woman and will fit well into Congregational [sic] circles in her new home in Washington, D. C.
Mr. Hull is the well known Iowa congressman, representing the Second District of Iowa at Washington, D. C. He has been the representative of the Second District of Iowa since 1915, serving during the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth and the Sixty-sixth congress. He holds a prominent place on various important committees, one of which is the military committee upon which he was recently advanced to fifth place. Previous to his public work at Washington, D. C. he was a resident of Williamsburg and was active in all of its public enterprises, serving for many years as mayor of the town and afterwards as its postmaster.
A host of friends wish them Godspeed. They left at once for Eastern points. No announcements have been sent out. They will be at home after Oct. 1, at Wardman Park Inn, Washington, D. C.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 23 June 1921; page 8, columns 2-4
A disastrous auto accident, Thursday evening, cast a gloom and pall over al day of happy festivities, when, returning from the Iowa county picnic, Mr. John Burgy, a wealthy farmer living near Conroy met almost instant death at the crossroads two miles north of town, as briefly recorded in dispatches to the Press-Citizen. Mr. Burgy with his wife and three small sons were returning from the picnic and had turned into the main road north of town just when Earl Cargin, of the Cargin Garage of Cedar Rapids was approaching the same crossing from the south on his way to Cedar Rapids. Cargin with his high power wrecking truck, was going at a tremendous speed. Before either realized the situation the two machines collided. The Burgy car was a light Ford tourning [sic] car and its five occupants, the father, mother and children were pitched forward into an embankment and turned over several times. Mr. Burgy, pinned beneath the car, was fatally injured. He was rushed to the local hospital, but died very shortly afterwards. The other occupants were thrown into the air and while suffering from serious injuries, all were taken to the hospital to be cared for. It is thought that the mother and sons will recover. A clear explanation of the accident may never be given as all of the injured parties suffered from the shock and have no clear idea of what happened.
Mrs. Geo. Shaw of Oklahoma arrived in Williamsburg on Saturday for a visit with relatives and friends. The Shaw family lived here until their departure for Oklahoma twenty years ago and Mrs. Shaw is renewing the associations of other years. She is on her way to Iowa City to visit with her sister, Mrs. Sporleder.
Mrs Gertrude Albert and daughter Dorothy arrived from Minneapolis, Minn., Saturday to attend the Hull-Gittins wedding. Mrs. Albert returned to the northern city Tuesday while Miss Dorothy remains to spend the summer vacation with her grandmother, Mrs. T. E. Gittins.
Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Johnson and F. W. Tomasek drove over to Iowa City Thursday to spend the day with relatives. Mrs. F. N. Tomasek and son Francis returned to Williamsburg with the party.
Williamsburg was deeply interested in the commencement of the university this year. It had a long list of students in the big school and of this list there were three graduates: Ray Fossler, Helen Monnett and [Gwylin?] Gwylm Evans. Those returning from their work there are: David Jones, Lloyd Edwards, Florence Rock, Joseph Rock, Homer Fossler, Francis Duffy, Iris Leasure, Melva Jones, Ralph Whiteford, Mina Monnett and Everett Blythe.
Misses Lyla and Roberta Nash left for Hayesville last week for a visit with relatives.
Mrs. Jennie C. Davis arrived Monday from Minneapolis for a visit with her sister, Mrs. E. W. Lloyd and her brother Owen G. Jones. Mrs. Davis moved to the northern city two years ago to be near her two sons who are in business in the twin cities.
Mrs. F. W. Tomasek and son Francis spent commencement at the parental home in Iowa City and incidentally attended the commencement exercises of the university. She was graduated from this institution twenty-five years ago and among the pleasant and endearing functions of the occasion was the reunion of her class.
Mrs. M. Cohen is visiting this week with relatives in Des Moines.
Mrs. Hannah Parry and nephew Parry Smith, who have been spending two weeks at the Robert L. Parry home east of town left Tuesday morning to resume her work in Kansas City.
Mrs. G. J. Schillerstrom and daughter Mary Elizabeth spent last week at the parental home in Montrose, Iowa. Rev. Schillerstrom accompanied them as far as Fairfield where he attended the commencement exercises of Parsons college his Alma Mater. He attended the reunion of his class held during the week of commencement.
Fred Hopp, of Iowa township, had the great misfortune to have his eye pierced by a bullet Friday afternoon while plowing corn at his home. He was moving behind the plow when a long range bullet pierced the eye and passed down into the cheek bone. He was brought to the local hospital, the bullet was disloged [sic] and the eye amputated. The person who fired the missile, in all probability while hunting and innocent of the consequences, is not known.
Miss Emma Blythe is home from Waterloo where she has been teaching English the past year in the high school. She will spend the vacation at her home south of town.
Miss Glenn R. Ogden is home from Des Moines where she has been teaching during the past year.
Miss Edna Ogden is attending the State Sunday School convention held at Waterloo this week. Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Williams and daughter Mac, autoed over to Iowa City on Thursday and spent the day with relatives.
Mrs. Bernice Evans, who has just completed her sophomore year at Coe college, came down Saturday for a visit with Mae Williams of Evansville.
Born, on Sunday, June 19, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Edward, a little daughter, Kathryn Margaret.
Hon. Harry E. Hull arrived in Williamsburg on Sunday. He is shaking hands with old friends.
Mr. Lloyd Edwards has returned home for the summer vacation from his work in the college of medicine and will spend the summer with his mother. Mrs. E. W. Edwards on Piety Hill.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 12 July 1921; page 8, columns 2-4
WILLIAMSBURG, July 12--The race meet here the Fourth was well attended in spite of the threatening weather. The afternoon program opened as was planned. The first was the hundred-yard dash for boys under sixteen, won by Chalket; second place Paul Toomey; third place Morgan. The next, the girls 50-yard dash was won by Evelyn Murchison. The men' free-for-all 100-yard dash was won by Gode, Blythe was second. The five mile race was stopped by an accident on the ninth lap. The first money was divided between Spurgeon and Haybe. A perfect downpour of rain followed during which the band gave a concert after which the wrestling match between Willenbrock of Marengo and Brown of Blairstown. Willenbrock threw Brown for the first in 12 minutes and the second time in 11 minutes and 10 seconds.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Toomey left Williamsburg for their new home in Iowa City. They were the recipients of a number of social courtesies extended to them before their departure. They are moving to Iowa City to avail themselves of the educational advantages. They have two sons who will enter the university this year. It is with genuine regret that the people of Williamsburg bid this most worthy family goodbye and their parting wish is that they will return often.
Mr. Geo. Talbott and daughters, Mina and Helen, and Mrs. Joe Ramsdale and daughter, Betty, of Kansas City are visiting with their many relatives in this community. They made the trip in their auto and encountered muddy roads in southern Iowa.
Miss Alma Lortz has returned from Gary, Ind., where she has been employed as Dramatic Instructor in the schools of that city. Miss Lortz was formerly principal of the Williamsburg high school. After resigning her position here she became teacher of public speaking in Superior and was called from that place to Gary, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. Lon Foster of Cedar Rapids, who have been spending their vacation in town, returned to their home on Saturday.
Mrs. Rollo E. Wilson and daughter, Pauline, left Tuesday for Des Moines and Indianola where they will spend some time visiting relatives and friends.
While opening a bunch of bananas at Little Chicago restaurant the other day, a large tarantula was discovered in among the fruit. The clerks succeeded in getting the little animal into a glass container where it now reposes as an object of interest to the passers by.
Several farmers in this vicinity have reported the loss of work horses on account of excessive heat.
Miss Emily Salzbrenner of Amana, who has been visiting her sister south of town for the past few days, has returned home.
Dr. and Mrs. A. C. Grubb and daughter, Ruth Maxine, arrived Friday from Chicago for a month's visit at the parental Monnett home south of town. Mr. Grubb completed the work for his doctorate degree in June in connection with his duties as an instructor in chemistry at the university of Chicago. In September he begins his duties as assistant professor of chemistry at the university of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.
The Presbyterian congregation is planning an all day outing next week which will take the form of a basket picnic to be held at Sam Welsh's Grove southwest of town. There will be a ball game, races and contests of various kinds and a general good time.
A particularly sad death occurred at the local hospital last Saturday. A man by the name of Sam Epstein with his wife and family of three small children, was driving through from their home in Ohio to visit a relative in Fremont, Neb. At Moline about two weeks ago as they were coming through that place Mr. Epstein stopped to have two teeth extracted and then proceeded on his way. The wounds continued to bleed profusely and when he reached Williamsburg he was in a serious condition. He at once entered the hospital for treatment but blood poisoning set in and little hope was held for his recovery. A brother was summoned to the sick man's side and arrived before his death which occurred Saturday afternoon. He leaves a wife and three small children. The body will be shipped to Hartford, Cinn., for burial when final arrangements, now pending, are completed.
Mr. Joe McCarty, of Tama, was in town to spend the Fourth. He is now conduction a large backsmith [sic] shop at Tama.
Mr. D. C. Phillips, of Marengo, was in town this week looking after his interest in the telephone company.
Rev. and Mrs. G. J. Schillerstrim, Misses Edna and Glenn Oyden, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wallace and family and Mr. and Mrs. John Laughlin of Washington, D. C., and the Misses Young picnicked at the Young home on July 4th.
Several of our townspeople drove up to Conroy Sunday evening to hear Mrs. Dean Hill, formerly Miss Ruth Frick, deliver an interesting lecture at the Presbyterian church on her social service work in the Hawaiian Islands. Mrs. Hill who has spent several years in Hawaii in social welfare work is now visiting at the parental J. D. Frick home in Conroy.
Miss Esteher [sic] Greif has returned to her home in town after a week's visit with Miss Esther Grimm in Marengo.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Griffiths have been visiting relatives in Marengo.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Childers, our popular editor spent the week end in Vinton, the guest of Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Manahan and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Norwood at their summer homes on the banks of the Cedar River.
Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Fossler have returned to Williamsburg from their wedding tour which covered several places in Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. Fossler will enter the university of Iowa in the fall.
Mr. Chas. Mellows, of State Center, was a week end visitor in
Williamsburg, remaining to spend the Fourth in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Hicks were Cedar Rapids visitors Tuesday going up to meet Mrs. Panzella of Chicago who will spend some time in Williamsburg at the Hicks' home.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schesselman had the misfortune to fall from a tree while playing Thursday evening and broke his arm. He was taken to the local hospital where the fractured member was cared for.
Miss Margaret Harris, county demonstrator of Bremer is spending a short vacation at the home of her mother, Mrs. E. Harris in the south part of town.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 19 July 1921; page 8, columns 3-4
WILLIAMSBURG, July 19--Heat records for 1921 were smashed at Williamsburg last week. At the government station here the mercury went up to 109 degrees above between 1 and 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon; 100 degrees Tuesday afternoon at the same time of the day and 101 degrees Wednesday afternoon between 2 and 3 o'clock according to Dr. F. C. Schadt official reporter. Before Monday, 96 was the high mark by the government thermometer for 1921. Thursday morning a local shower at day break refreshed vegetables greatly and was followed by a hard rain at noon that was general over Iowa county. During the day 1.03 inches of rain fell which meant great relief from heat and vast sums of money to the farmers in the benefit it had done to corn and seeding especially.
The lily lake at Amana is the Mecca for sightseers these days. Car after car comes into Williamsburg with great clumps of these lovely golden blooms. The lake is one of the lovely sights in the state of Iowa. On Sunday the lake is the rendezvous for literally thousands of people, some driving from the extreme part of the state and others as far as Chicago to view the lake in its glory. The lilies are maturing early this year. They usually last about three weeks and just now it makes one think of the field of the cloth of gold.
Miss Nell Jones, who still calls Williamsburg home is making a summer vacation tour of the great northwest. For several years she taught in the high school at Twin Falls, Idaho. Last year she taught at Billings, Mont., and she has contracted to teach for the coming year at Caspar, Wyo.
The W. R. C. held their regular meeting Friday afternoon at the I. O. O. F. hall. After the business session the social hour was spent on the Sheetz lawn. The committee in charge of the social hour consisted of the following ladies: Emma Sheetz, Stella Bowan, Esther Long, Leuellin Fletcher, Gwinnie Jones, and Mary M. Lennan.
Mr. George Oldenburg of Sigourney was a Williamsburg caller this week.
Rev. and Mrs. Louis Penningrock of New York city are visiting at the home of Mrs. Penningrock's mother, Mrs. John Blythe.
Mr. Will D. Jones while sorting out hogs on the Geo. Blythe farm south of town Friday had the misfortune to have his hand badly lacerated by the tusks of a mad hog. Prompt medical attention was given the injured member and it is hoped that he will soon be able to be at work as usual.
Threshing has begun in this community and oats is yielding from twenty-five to thirty bushels per acre.
Rev. and Mrs. H. P. Greif and three children left for Davenport on Tuesday morning to visit with Mrs. Greif's father, Mr. Brockman, who has returned from a trip to Europe. They returned Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Chas G. Baird, wife of Dr. Baird of Beatrice, Neb., and daughter, Blythe, arrived here last week for a visit at the home of Mrs. Baird's mother, Mrs. John Blythe. Mrs. Baird returned Sunday evening to her home but Blythe remained for a longer visit with her grandmother.
Mr. Roberts of Oskaloosa is visiting at the home of his brother Mr. Elias Roberts, of York township, and with his old friends, Thos. R. Williams in town.
Mr. and Mrs. William Cash of Williamsburg and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Burns of Cosgrove were Sunday visitors at the home of Patrick Donohoe of Holbrook.
A pleasant surprise party was planned and carried out at the home of Dennis Jacobs Friday evening. The occasion being the 22nd birthday of Mr. Jacobs. There were about 85 present and a most enjoyable evening was spent.
All the members of the Blythe family enjoyed a lawn supper at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Blythe Thursday evening.
Word has been received here of the death of W. E. Forsyth at Atalissa. Mr. Forsyth was born in Virginia and came to Iowa a number of years ago. For some years he was employed on the farm of Herbert Hoover near West Branch and for a time he operated a farm near Holbrook, afterwards moving to Williamsburg where he lived for some time. The family moved from here last fall and his old friends and acquaintances regret to hear of his recent death.
The Presbyterian church held their annual picnic in the Sam Welch grove southwest of town Wednesday and the day was enjoyed by all present.
Mr. Thos. Stapleton of Marengo who has been spending a few days with his daughter, Mrs. Jos. P. Gaffney has returned to his home. Mrs. M. W. Brown of the Leader store, has returned from her vacation" spent at the lakes in the northern part of the state. She reports a fine vacation and returns to her store with renewed energy. Miss Edna Nisson of Keystone, who has been spending the past ten days at the home of Misses IIa and Melva Jones returned to her home Wednesday.
Miss Helen Essig of Chicago is visiting at the J. G. Lootz home.
Henry Halverson and Arthur Lewis have returned from Austin, Minn., where they spent some time looking after their property interests.
Mrs. Kate Lewis and daughter, Lillian have arrived in Williamsburg from Long Beach, Calif., and will make an extended visit with friends and relatives here. Mrs. Lewis left Williamsburg last fan to take up their residence in Long Beach and it gives as all pleasure to welcome them back.
Miss Leona Lortz left this week for Sioux City to spend some time with her sister, Mrs. Robert Van Alstyne.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 02 August 1921; page 6, columns 1-4
Thursday afternoon and evening the Central Life Assurance society held an important meeting in Williamsburg--pleasant and profitable to all participants. The matters were arranged for by Mr. John N. Beilstein and Mr. Lambert Morrin, the popular local representatives of the organization in this district. They young men took this way to observe the anniversary of their entrance into this business. This district is made up of the counties of Iowa, Johnson and Powsheik [sic]. While Iowa is the home state, the Central Life Assurance society has put its work out into twenty states. The officials persent [sic] at the meeting were: T. C. Denny, Secretary of the society; Mr. Geo. M. Buck, State Superintendent of Agents, and Mr. E. E. Sparling, of Cedar Rapids, General Agent. At the banquet in the evening, served at the City Hotel by Mrs. Florence Stake was an enjoyable affair, and the agents with their wives and guests were participants. Covers were laid for forty. the dining room was decorated in garden flowers, the color scheme being white and pink. the agent writing the most business during any one month receives the great Iowa cup for display in the home office. Mr. Beilstein has won the cup three times this year--in January, April and June. Mr. Morrin the second member of the firm won the cup in May. It is to be hoped that the local agents will keep the cup here the remainder of the year.
Plans have been perfected for the Williamsburg Chautauqua. The prospect for one of the best assemblies yet held by the association is very bright. The dates are July 31, Aug. 1, 2, 3, 4 and the tent is to be placed on the commodious public school grounds. The organization as carried on this year is different from that hitherto held here, as it is this year the Independent Chautauqua operating from Bloomington, Illinois. There is a varied program of music, entertainment and good solid lectures for five days. The various committees selling tickets are reporting large sales of the same.
The Williamsburg band was engaged to give a concert at Keystone in Benton county. They left Williamsburg by autoes [sic] at six o'clock. Good reports come back from Keystone of the boys and the concert they gave. Mrs. Harry Mitchell accompanied them and added to the evening's music by singing several solos with the band for acompaniment.
Mr. Geo. Roach, the taxi man, has placed his order for a Pierce Arrow car when the agent was up here from Davenport this week.
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. White and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tudebohl were entertained Tuesday at the Lehval[?] Nicholas home. Mrs. Tudebohl and Mrs. Nicholas were girlhood friends.
Th[e] Marengo chapter A. U. or P. E. O. and chapter C. N. of Williamsburg enjoyed a pleasant afternoon together Wednesday at South Amana. The two chapters in Iowa county have had several such social gatherings in their history and these occasions have always proven to be of pleasure and profit to those participating. A kensignton was the nature of the afternoon's diversion and an Amana supper rounded off the pleasures of the afternoon. Covers were laid for twenty-five at Slegel's hotel, followed by a car ride through the picturesque community.
Miss Frances Jones
entertained a number of her young friends at a party at her home northeast of town Tuesday night.
Rev. G. J. Schellerstrom was called to Fairfield Monday to conduct the funeral services of one of Fairfield's respected citizens. The deceased was a long time friend of the popular pastor. He returned to his home Wednesday.
Mrs. Will Thomas has entered the local hospital for treatment and Friday morning an operation of major type was performed by Dr. Krause of Cedar Rapids and Dr. Schadt of Williamsburg. She is doing as well as could be expected.
Mr. and Mrs. Will D. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Tomasek were Iowa City visitors Sunday.
Miss Dorothy Manore who has been visiting at the D. C.
Loomey home in Iowa City returned to her home here Sunday.
Mr. Pat Leahy of Parnell, was a Williamsburg caller Wednesday, driving up in his new Franklin car.
Mr. Elmer Prigle is in Clear Lake this week attending the convention of Commercial club secretaries. He will appear on their program for a talk on Community Sales Days. This plan of a community sale day has been tried out in Williamsburg with apparently good success since last October. They are being tried in a good many towns throughout the country.
Word has been received here from Chicago that Uarry E. Kelly, a former Williamsburg boy, has just entered into partnership in a new firm in Chicago. The partnership is listed as Kelly, Friedman, Schwartz and Doyle. The new firm is looked upon as an important one in Chicago legal circles. Williamsburg feels more than a passing interest in the forward and upward movement of the man whose earlier years were spent here as a boy.
Dr. and Mrs. E. R. Jones have returned from Des Moines where they took the examinations before the Iowa State Board of Chiropractic examiners which was appointed last winter by the governor after the passage of the straight chiropractic bill, giving chiropractors the same rights and privileges as physicians and surgeons. Mr. and Mrs. Jones are graduates of the Palmer School of Chiropractic of 1911.
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Rose of Ames are visiting at the home of Mrs. Rose's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pierce. Mrs. Rose is better known as Miss Mary Pierce. She was married to Mr. Merle Rose in Ames on June 8.
Mr. J. D. Lewis has been the victim of tonsilitis but is now able to be about.
The Annual Holbrook picnic has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 24. These picnics have always been looked forward to with much pleasure and have always drawn the people of the surrounding towns.
Cyril and Paul Toomey of Iowa City were Williamsburg callers this week spending a few days with their brother Claude and attended Mr. Matheson's band practice.
Miss Josephine Krause of Cedar Rapids is a guest of Miss Rachel Williams this week.
Attorney and Mrs. James P. Gaffing and their guest, Miss Catherine Hutchison of Cedar Rapids are spending a short vacation at the Amanas.
Miss Reynolds of Cedar Rapids has been called to nursing duties at the local hospital.
Miss Madaline Morrin is visiting
with her friend Miss Vera Bishop at Rockford, Iowa.
Mrs. Arthur Garbutt of Chicago with her two daughters Anna and Ruth arrived this week for a months visit at the Young home in York township.
Threshing is about over in this community and the farmers are reporting a light yield of oats -- twenty-five bushels to the acre is the average.
Word has reached Williamsburg today of the death of E. C. Mullin at Parnell last night. Mr. Mullin has been a store keeper in Parnell for years and his death is heard by his acquaintances with deep regret.
Mrs. Burton Butler and children of Chicago are visiting at the U. S. Butler home in town.
The excavating for the new Standard Oil station is going on and the building will be erected in a short time on the building site recently purchased. The overseer says it is to be the last word in everything that is modern in filling stations.
Miss Jane Parry left this week to spend her vacation with relatives in Kansas City.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Jones and daughter Ruth and Mrs. Fred Jones and daughter left on Friday for an outing at Spirit Lake. They made the trip overland in Jones' Buick car.
Beatrice Rock is visiting In Gilmore City with relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Johnson have returned from a three weeks visit spent in Minnesota and Dakota.
Mr. Will D. Jones left for Casson, Minn. Monday night to look after his farm interests at that place.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 13 August 1921; page 9, columns 5-7
The much needed rain has come and everything is much refreshed. The corn, a great deal of which was in a critical condition, has been greatly benefited, but the excessive amount of rain which fell August 1, seems to have laid a great deal of the corn. The wind with the rain on Friday night worked damage in some patches of corn also.
There was the greatest amount of rainfall on Monday for any one day in 6 years according to the government gauge here -- four inches of rain fell between 11 o'clock A. M. and 7 P. M.
Married, Aug. 2, 1921, Miss Miriam Evans and Dr. James W. King, the Rev. J. A. Glenn officiating. After the ceremony a welding [sic] supper was served at the home of the bride's mother to the immediate relatives and friends. Miss Evans spent her early life in Williamsburg, graduating from the Williamsburg high school in 1912. Then she attended Coe college. She is a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. After graduating from Coe she taught in the high school of Anita, Audobon and Aberdeen. Dr. King, after completing his course at northwestern university, located in Aberdeen, S. Dak., where he is practicing his profession of dentistry. Dr. and Mrs. King are enjoying a wedding trip at various points in Colorado and the Black Hills. They will make their future home in Aberdeen, S. Dak.
Miss Mabella E. Edwards left Monday for a two weeks outing in Wisconsin. She will seek rest and pleasure among the scenic points of the state, taking in the beauty of the Dells.
Williamsburg enjoyed a splendid Chautauqua from July 31 to Aug. 5. The list of speakers included Bishop Chas. B. Mitchell, Dr. O. A. Newlin, Byron W. King, Dr. H. W. Sears, Col. W. G. Everson, De [sic] Isaac Headland, and a popular entertainment by the Barnes company. The music included the Grossman's orchestra, the Filipino Quintette, the Ver Haar Concert Company and the Van Grove Concert Company. It is the concensus [sic] of opinion that this year's Chautauqua was the best ever held here. A Chautauqua for 1922 is being arranged for and already over 300 tickets have been signed. Mr. Laird of Iowa City was the able platform manager.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pugh and children motored to Cedar Rapids Friday to spend the week end with David Pugh and family.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cove, on Friday evening, little twin children, a son and a daughter.
Miss Ila and Melva Jones spent Tuesday with their friend, Miss Huberteen Kueneman of North English.
Attorney J. F. Kirby and family and Mrs. Schichitl of Cedar Rapids were over from Marengo on Friday making a round of friendly calls on their old friends and neighbors in and about town. Mr. Kirby, with his family, lived here many years practicing his profession, and he often takes occasion to renew the old associations.
Mr. David E. Jones, who has been spending the past several months in Williamsburg, left on Thursday for Denver to take up his resident with his son Erie Jones.
Mrs David James and daughter, Margaret, left on Friday for Chicago to visit relatives and friends. Miss Olmen Powell, after having suffered for many years from a lingering illness, passed away Aug. 1, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Catherine Powell, in Williamsburg. She was born in Williamsburg, April 24, 1893. She passed her entire life in this community. She entered the public schools and was beginning her work in high school when strength compelled her to leave her school work. She had an unusually keen mind and had her health permitted would have pursued her studies to a mark of eminent success. She was a talented musician also. The funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. John Roberts. She leaves to mourn her loss her mother and four sisters.
Miss Margaret Neat, of Cedar Rapids, is visiting at the home of John Donohue and sisters.
Mrs. Sam Evans and Mrs. Joe E. Davis of Crawfordsville arrived in Williamsburg last week, called by the illness and death of their niece Miss Olmen Powell.
Miss Loretta Judd, of Ames, is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Harris.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ewegart left Monday night for Guttenberg, for a two weeks' visit with their daughter, Mrs. Palmer and family.
Mr. Edward Gittens [should be Gittins] left last week by auto for Wisconsin where he will join his wife and children and Mrs. Carrie Talbott, who have been spending the summer there: Mr. Gittens will make a ten day stay.
Miss Esther Grimm of Marengo, is visiting at the home of Rev. and Mrs. H. P. Greif.
Miss Freila Nieman, of Truman, Minnesota, is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kahlenbock and Rev. and Mrs. N. P. Grief. Miss Nieman was for several years the teacher in charge of the Lutheran parochial school.
Miss Martha Powell left Wednesday for a summer outing trip that will take her to Chicago and through the Great Lakes to Buffalo. Miss Powell plans to return August 29.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 25 August 1921; page 8, columns 1-4
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Shaw left Tuesday for their home at Guthrie Center after having spent a week's vacation at the parental J. M. Shaw home in this city.
Miss Nellie McCarty is enjoying a two week's vacation from her duties at the Lytle store.
Mrs. John Goettsch. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stahl died at the hospital in Millersburg, Saturday, August 13th, after an illness of two weeks. She was taken ill with typhoid pneumonia, and the end came quickly. She was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stahl and was born un Pilot township, September 20, 1887, and lived her entire life in the same neighborhood. She was a member of the Zion's Reformed church and was faithful and useful in all the activities of the church. She was doing all the work that fell to her lot, with a cheeriness that was helpful to those with whom she associated. This summer Mr. and Mrs. Goettsch were building for themselves a very cozy little home, modern and complete in every detail and it was a happy goal that Mrs. Goettsch looked forward to--the living in the new home. She leaves besides the husband, a mother, three brothers and two sisters.
Tuesday afternoon Mr. Oren Peterson and Miss Myrtle Peterson were united in marriage at the Lutheran parsonage in Moline, Ill. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Walter Tellenberg in the presence of a very few intimate friends of the bridal party. Miss Evelyn Hoagland acted as maid of honor and Mr. Leonard Tew was best man. A supper followed at the home of the bribe's mother, Mrs. Selma Peterson. The bridal party left that evening for eastern points and after their wedding trip will return to Williamsburg where they will be at home to their many friends after Sept. in their home in the east part of town, which Mr. Peterson recently purchased. The bride is a young business woman of Moline and is a talented musician. Mr. Peterson came to Williamsburg seven years ago and is a young man of sterling worth. He is the efficient proprietor of the Peterson Drug Co. The community extends to them the best wishes for a long and prosperous life.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Meback[?] and daughter of Fairmomt, Minn., motored down to Williamsburg to visit their numerous relatives. They arrived in town Friday afternoon and will make an extended visit.
The public schools will open Monday, August 23th. It is expected that there will be a large enrollment this year, drawing largely from the rural districts. The Williamsburg schools are good and the fact is appreciated by the many parents over the county.
Miss Minnie Schwarting and Clarence Hall of the Conroy neighborhood were married Thursday August 4, in the presence of their immdiate [sic] relatives, Rev. Kobletz officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Schwarting, Mr. Hall is the owner of the barber shop at Conroy and also is the mail carrier out from South Amana. They will make their home in Conroy.
Mr. George Arp of Pilot was a business visitor in Williamsburg Friday.
Mrs. Kate Lewis and daughter Lillian are making an extended visit here. They have decided to make Calif., their future home and to that end they are arranging to sell all their interests here. Mrs Lewis is offering her two houses, the garage and the household goods for sale.
Our little neighboring town of Conroy is getting ready to hold a Chautauqua. The dates set are Aug. 19-23.
Mr. Lewis Howes has purchased a Ford touring car and will hence-forth enjoy a spin with his wife and baby in his fine flivver.
The work in the Standard Oil filling station is progressing. The large oil tank has been laid and the foundation for the pump put in to place. When completed it will be in the last word, in modern equipment for a filling station. It is announced that Gene McCammon has been appointed to operate it.
The Williamsburg tennis players ers [sic] went down to North English Tuesday to play in a tournament at that place. Victor, North English and Williamsburg each had teams in the tournament and the honors went to the Victor team.
Attorney J. F. Kirley of Marengo was a business caller here last Thursday.
Mrs. Jennie Eells and daughter, Miss Wanda Eells who have been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harrington, returned to their home in Marengo Tuesday evening. Miss Eells has been an instructor in the conservatories of music in Grinnell College and leaves in September for advanced work in the music in New York City.
Miss Jane Parry has left for St. Paul where she will buy the millinery stock for the Lytle store.
Mrs. George Sundberg and niece, Miss Genevieve Novak, of Chicago, are visiting at the Rolla Wilson and Mrs. E. M. Long home.
Miss Irma Harbeck, of Davenport, arrived Monday and will spend several weeks at the home of her uncle Rev. H. P. Grief.
Mr. Geyer, of Mt. Vernon, has arrived in town and is installed as head cook at the Little Chicago Restaurant.
Mr. R. M. Yoss, of Cedar Rapids, was a caller at the J. R. Martin home the early part of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. Will D. Jones were business callers in Cedar Rapids, Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Niner, of the Ladora neighborhood are the happy parents of a little girl that came to their home last week. Mrs. Niner will be remembered here as Miss Ethel Benter.
Mrs. Annie Tanner and daughter Mabel who have been visiting with relatives of Ladora, have returned to town to be with Mrs. Will D. Jones.
Rev. Robert Tipton of Belle Plaine is spending a part of his vacation visiting with relatives here.
Miss Melva D. Jones left Monday afternoon for Davenport, to join a number of young women in that city who are enjoying the delights of a house party.
Mrs. Gertrude Albert and daughter, Dorothy, arrived in Williamsburg Monday for a month's vacation. Mrs. Albert holds a responsible position with the Y. W. C. A. of Minneapolis. She is now visiting her mother, Mrs. T. E. Gettens [Gittins/Gittens].
Miss Truma Kitchen has returned to her work in Sioux City after a visit with friends and relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wetzel have returned from an extended trip through Minnesota and Wisconsin. Threshing is almost over in this vicinity and the yield of oats varies. The majority of farmers report a very high yield running from fifteen to thirty bushels to the acre. The highest reported 42 bushels.
Mr. Will Chase and daughter
Ellen left Saturday for Cedar Rapids to spend the week end with Howard Chase and family.
Mr. W. G. Flelcher is back again at his old post in the drug store and he is doing prescription work in the absence of Oren Peterson who is away on his bridal tour.
Mrs. Jennie Smell after a two week's visit at the home of her sister's, Mrs. G. H. Leasure and Miss Annie Hall left Thursday for her home in Shinniston, W. Virginia. She was accompanied by her sister, Miss Annie Hall. They plan a visit at the home of their kinsman, Ernest V. Evans in Cleveland. Miss Hall will make an extended visit in the east.
Mrs. Irvin Sinn and baby of Arteius [Art?eius] are visiting at the Julius Sinn home.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hughes and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parry and children motored to Cedar Rapids Sunday and ate picnic dinner in the park.
Miss Mary Boyle went to Williamsburg the latter part of the week to attend to business matters concerning her property.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 1 September 1921; page 8, columns 2-4
Mr. John Fetzer, a farmer living six miles west of town, was seriously injured Wednesday night while driving some marauders from his melon patch. He was informed that plunderers were at work in his patch and went out to investigate. He was struck on the head, cracking his skull, and was found in an unconscious condition some time afterward. He has lain in a state of coma since and one entire side is paralyzed. A specialist has been called to the case in connection with the local physicians and they pronounce the fracture to be of the most serious type and hold out little hope for his recovery. His assailants are well known and it has not been decided what action will be taken.
Rev. Robert Tipton, pastor of the Congregational church at Belle Plaine, Iowa, who has been spending a part of his vacation with relatives here returned to his charge Saturday.
Invitations have been issued for the wedding of Miss Loretta Judge, one of Ames' society leaders, and Elmer Harris, a rising young business man of Williamsburg. The marriage will take place in Ames on Sept. 12th. The young couple live in Williamsburg where Mr. Harris is engaged in the grain business, being the junior partner of the Harris & Son Grain Company.
Rev. Glenn J. Schillerstrom pastor of the Presbyterian church, tendered his resignation to the congregation Sunday morning. The same to become effective October 1. Rev. Schillerstrom has been given a call to the Presbyterian church of Gibson City, Illinois. A filed in which he labored while a student at McCormick seminary. Mr. Schillerstrom has been pastor of the local church for three years and his wife and family have made many friends during their stay here. It is with the deepest regret that the congregation part with this good family that has formed such a large part of the community during their stay here.
Mrs. May Witters of Marengo, has been a visitor during the past week at the home of her brother, John D. Jones and daughters.
Mrs. John R. Roberts and daughter Jane, and Mrs. J. R. Hughes of Iowa City autoed to Williamsburg Sunday and spent the day at the Mrs. H. P. Edwards and F. W. Tomasek homes.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gittens and family have returned from Kenosha, Wisconsin, where they have been spending their summer vacation.
Mr. Will J. Evans and Mr. S. N. Boland motored to Des Moines Friday to attend the state fair. They returned Saturday evening.
Mrs. Geo. Shaw of Carthage, Missouri, arrived in Williamsburg this week after a visit in Iowa City with her sister, Mrs. Sporleder.
Miss Mae McEachran of Prescott, Arizona, arrived in town Friday for a brief visit with her sister. Mrs. Joe J. Donahoe, Miss McEachran will leave shortly for Prescott, where she will assume her work as principal in one of the wards of Prescott.
Mrs. F. W. Tomasek and son, Francis visited with relatives in Iowa City last week. They returned home on Wednesday.
Miss Gladys Gibson of Des Moines who has been transacting business in Williamsburg left for her home Saturday.
A meeting of the rural teachers of Iowa County was held in the high school building on Saturday. There were 109 teachers and patrons present at the meeting and great interest was shown in the work taken up. Miss Emma Klein of Cedar Rapids presented methods in the Beacon Reading System and health work in the schools was taken up by Miss Theresa Dausdill of Des Moines. Miss Ida O'Brien, the county superintendent presided at the meeting and carried through what proved to be a very successful session.
Miss Irene Evans, a long-time resident of York township, Iowa County, died Thursday, August 18, at the home of her brother, John Wallace. The funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. F. Rex and the interment was in the Daniels cemetery beside the graves of her mother and sister. In her early life she admirably fitted herself for the call of teaching. She taught in Iowa county for many years and later in Nebraska, and it was only when failing health demanded a respite that she gave up the work.
The members of the choir of the Methodist church, together with their friends enjoyed a picnic Friday in the grove east of town.
Mr. Gwilain Evans left the latter part of the week for Powhatan, Kansas, where he will assume the duties as teacher of civics, economics and athletics in the schools of that place.
The Methodists had a "Get Together" social in the church parlors Wednesday evening in honor of Rev. and Mrs. J. F. Rex, preceding their going to Conference. More than a hundred and twenty-five were present and an enjoyable evening was spent.
Hila Morgan with her tent show was in Williamsburg last week and it is reported that the tent was well filled each night.
The public school of Williamsburg, opened August 29th. There are, approximately, four hundred in the grade enrollment. The high school enrollment is one hundred and thirty. Two new members have been added to the high school faculty staff--Miss Maude Davis of Tarkio, Missouri, is latin teacher and Mr. Heffert, of Indiana, has been called to head the science department and to coach athletics. The other members of the staff are as follows:
Superintendent--Mr. C. V. Frazier.
Principal--Miss Alta Lilly.
English--Miss Julia Boyd.
History--Miss Helen Brum.
Domestic Science--Miss Marietta Long.
Eighth Grade--Miss Martha Powell.
Seventh Grade--Miss Leona Lortz.
Sixth Grade--Miss Genevieve Duffy.
Fifth Grade--Miss Margaret Cash.
Fourth Grade--Miss Edna Ogden.
Third Grade--Miss Ethel Ogle.
Second Grade--Miss Madeline Morrin.
First Grade--Miss Vera Bishop.
Music Director--Miss Phoebe Bingham.
Rev. H. P. Greif and Henry Maas left for Newhall last week to attend the yearly synod of the Evangelical Lutheran church.
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Ransom of North English visited Sunday at the home of Mrs. J. A. Tanner and Miss Lottie Seymour.
Mr. J. J. Senical drove down from Sioux Falls, S. D., the latter part of the week and returned Sunday with Mrs. Senical, who has been visiting with her sister, Mrs. Earl Bueter.
F. W. Tomasek and J. H. Ransom were business callers in
Harper, Keokuk county, Thursday, making the trip by auto.
Ed McDonough left last week tor Excelsior Springs, Missouri, where he will spend a time in recuperating.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Swigert have returned from a visit in Guttenberg where they have been appending a month visiting at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Palmer and family.
Mrs. R. L. Hughes and daughter, Rachel were over Sunday visitors in Cedar Rapids.
Miss Esther Greif started school at North Pilot Monday. This is Miss Greif's initiation into the profession and she motors back and forth night and morning.
Marcus O'Donnell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh O'Donnell underwent an operation at the local hospital Friday. He is recovering nicely and will soon be released.
Miss Mary Boyle, of Solon, Iowa, has been visiting friends and relatives in Williamsburg.
Miss Selma Lortz is again at her post in the Peterson Drugstore after an inforced vacation on account of sickness.
A number of persons entered the melon patch, on the D. L. Driscoll farm recently and wantonly destroyed over 300 melons. This is vandalism, pure and simple, and should be promptly dealt with.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 10 September 1921; page 8, columns 4-5
Mr. Walter F. Harris, who was serving his second term as major of Williamsburg, resigned his office Thursday night, the same becoming effective at once. He gives as the reason for his action that business prompted him to do it. Mr. Claus Code has succeeded him in the office and is at present atcing [sic] as mayor.
The Durr boys, the popular grocery men of the east side are all successful chicken raisers. Mr. Clarence Durr, at the opening of the state fair took up seven of his White Wyandottes and the registry of prizes shows that he captured seven of the prizes, taking half of the first and half of the seconds in his class. When we consider that there were 3200 single entries besides pens, at the fair, which would total about 4500 all told, we are proud that the Williamsburg fancier fared so well. He recived [sic] the following awards on his showing: 1st cock bird; 2nd cockerel; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd pullet; 4th hen; 4th hen in egg laying contest. Mr. Durr has made a study of chickens all his life and through his superior knowledge of chickens has been able to produce a strain any one of which are prize winners.
Mr. Will Haack has arrived from Des Moines after an absence of two years and is enjoying a visit with his mother, Mrs. Mollie Haack.
Many of the autoes that came into town Saturday night were not provided with the proper dimmers under the new law which became effective Sept. 1, and the city hall was a popular place, during the evening for correctly adjuting matters.
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. White entertained at a six o'clock dinner on last Thursday night, Dr. and Mrs. R. F. Creary of Wahoo, Nebr., Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Killian of Cedar Rapids. The Whites and their guests all used to be neighbors at Walwo [sic] and spent a pleasant evening chatting over old associations.
Mr. Ed. Kasak has been confined to the house for several days with an acute attack of tonsilitis. On Tuesday of this week Miss Glenn Ogden left for Des Moines to resume her duties in the history department of the West Des Moines high school.
Mr. James S. Farquhar, publisher of the Williamsburg Journal- Tribune has leased the Victor Record for a period of time, possession passed September 1st. Mr. Farquhar will edit and publish the Victor paper which makes him editor and publisher of four Iowa county periodicals, the Marengo Republican, the Williamsburg Journal-Tribune, the Blairstown Press and the Victor Record. The former editor, Mr. M. J. Havey, of the Victor Record, was forced to leave Victor on account of his health, seeking a new climate. Mr. Farquhar relinquished the post of advertising manager of the Chicago Herald about five years ago at the same time declining an offer from the New York Times in order to become editor of his own paper, the Marengo Republican. He has acquired the other papers in the order mentioned.
Mr. Frank Utter of Washington state, after an absence of thirty years, is making a few days visit with his old-time acquaintances.
Miss Martha Powell, who has been spending the past three weeks in a pleasant trip through the Great Lakes arrived home Tuesday night and immediately resumed her duties in the grammar room.
Mr. W. F. Hogan of Marengo was a business caller in town Tuesday looking after his property interests here.
The bans of marriage between Barth Walsh and Alice Gallagher have been announced at St. Mary's church. The bans of marriage of Helen Donohoe and Mr. Jack Sullivan have also been announced.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Howes, Everett Roberts and Eldon Jones motored to Brooklyn Saturday evening and spent Sunday visiting relatives.
Harry Mitchell spent five days at Des Moines taking in the fair.
Mr. Butterfield of Syracuse, N. Y. is visiting his sister, Mrs. Walter Harrington. Mr. Butterfield is a Methodist minister in the Empire state and is on his way to Kansas to transact business.
Thursday noon a number of high school boys were enjoying (?) [sic] their usual pastime in ducking the freshmen and were running wild in the road near the filling station where Bert Murchison came up the hill in his big car. In the confusion Paul Driscoll, the 12-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Driscoll, got in the road of the car and got tangled up under the fore part of the machine. He was badly bruised and rushed to the hospital where he is being cared for. Mr. Murchison applied the brakes and stopped the car as soon as the boy hit it.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Evans returned the fore part of the week from their vacation which they have been spending in O'Brien county and in South Dakota.
Miss Jane Reed, who has been spending her summer with her sisters, Mrs. Len Misbach, Mrs. Will Summers and Mrs. Hugh Owens leaves this week to resume her duties in the Indian government school at Pahaska, Oklahoma.
Miss Lois Harrington of River Forest, Chicago, spent last week at the home of her uncle, J. J. Monnett.
Miss Mae Monnett returned last week to Calument, Mich., where she resumes her school work.
Mr. L. Shames of Des Moines, spent a few days in Williamsburg the fore part of the week, calling on his old friends and colleagues.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Sullivan were hosts on Thursday to a jolly party of motorists who accompanied them in their touring car through the colonies and the southern part of Iowa county. Their guests were Mr. and Mrs. John Pelzer, Miss Anne Sullivan and house guest, Mrs. Joseph O'Loughlin of Williamsburg, Mrs. Dr. McCabe and house guest, Miss Anne McCabe of Davenport.
Dr. T. J. McCabe spent Friday in Williamsburg where he was engaged looking after professional matters.
and Mrs. Don Griffith have as their house guest, Mrs. A. R. Smith of Ames, a brother of Mr. Griffith.
Miss Anna McCabe of Davenport has gone to Williamsburg following a week's stay at the home of her brother, Dr. T. J. McCabe. She will visit with her parents and other relatives in the southern part of Iowa county before returning to Davenport.
Mr. and Mrs. John Pelzer were hosts a a [sic] charming dinner party on Sunday in compliment to Mrs. Joseph O'Loughlin of Williamsburg who has been the house guest during the past week, of Mrs. Pelzer's sistr. [sic], Miss Anna Sullivan. Those present besides the hosts and guest of honor were Miss Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Sullivan and Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Sullivan. Following dinner the entire party motored to Williamsburg accompanying Mrs. O'Loughlin to her home.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 27 October 1921; page 8, columns 2-4
The congregation of the Presbyterian church has extended a call to Rev. H. M. Poston of Lisbon, N. Dak., to the pastorate of the church The former minister Rev. G. J. Schellerstrim resigned September 1, to accept the call to the Presbyterian church of Gibson City, Ill. Rev. Poston has been for several years in the ministry in the Dakotas. He is however, an Iowan by birth. He was born and reared in Villisea. He was educated in the University of Nebraska and took his seminary work in Omaha. It is expected that Rev. Poston will take up his work in Williamsburg some time in November.
The bankers of Iowa county held their regular meeting in the Hilton consolidated school building at Conroy last Thursday evening. There was a good representation of bankers present and many important questions were under consideration. The visiting bankers were afterwards treated to an oyster supper by the Conroy Savings Bank.
Attorney L. C. Clearman and family of Iowa City were visitors recently at the home of Mrs. L. E. Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boland.
The regular meeting of Progress Club was held in the high school library Monday evening. Miss Helen Brum was leader of the evening. The following topics were taken up: Distribution if immigrant Population, Edith Weldon; The Social Aspect of the Problem, Miss Maude Davis; The Legislative Acts Regulating It, Miss Brum.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Nash have returned from Canada where they have been during the summer operating their farm near Winnipeg.
Mr. Robert H. Edward recently bought a thousand sheep from the Omaha stock yard and transferred them to his farm west of town for feeding purposes.
The Missionary Society of the Presbyterian church held its October meeting in the church parlors Thursday afternoon. The following program was carried out. Devotional, Mrs. U. S. Benter; Current Missionary News, Fred Jones; The home topic: "Alaska," Mrs. G. W. Stewart; foreign topic, " Moslem Lands," Mrs. Bert Sheetz; solo, Ruth Maxine Jones.
Mrs. James Murphy returned to her home in Fort William, Ontario, Canada, after an extended visit with relatives and friends here.
Miss Melva Jones student at Iowa
was a week end visitor at her home in town. Accompanying her for a week end visit at her home were four Currier hall
girls: Miss Josephine Thielen, of Grundy Center; Miss Ethel Hickerson, of Mt. Ayr; Miss Mildred Waddell of Eagle Grove, and
Miss Orel Painter of Davenport. They returned to their work on Sunday afternoon.
Miss Clara Pugh who is teaching in the consolidated school at Havelock, Pocahontas county, is spending vacation period at the home of her brother, R. W. Pugh.
Mrs. Elizabeth Lloyd of Iowa City who has been spending some time with her friend, Mrs. L. E. Lewis, left for her home on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Yates and granddaughter, Little Elizabeth, left on Saturday for their winter home in Daytonice, Florida, where they will spend the winter months.
Francis Tomasek spent the week in Iowa City.
Mr. Thos. R. Williams is still confined to the house with sickness, but is gradually improving. Mrs. Louis Penningroth left on Monday to join her husband who has been called to a city church in Minneapolis. She has been making her home with her mother, Mrs. John J. Blythe.
Large herds of cattle are being brought into Williamsburg at present and taken to the nearby farms. The farmers figure they can make more money by feeding stock than by selling their corn on the market.
Rev. Evans of Coe College, Cedar Rapids, supplied the pulpit at the Presbyterian church Sunday in both morning and evening service.
Mr. and Mrs. Will D. Jones, Mrs. Anna Tanner and Miss. Helen Brum spent the day Saturday in Cedar Rapids going up to shop.
The farmers are busy at the work of husking corn. In this immediate vicinity the corn was blown down considerably but in other sections it is reported to be standing in good shape. One farm- [sic] were going eighty bushels to the acre but about half of it is spoiled.
Orson Harrington has harvested his peanut crop grown on his plot of ground west of town. The estimated yield is ten bushels. The vines were full of fruit and the fruit exceptionally heavy.
The ladies of St. Mary's church will hold a bazaar at the Armory Thursday, Oct. 27th. Dinner and supper will be served.
Mrs. L. E. Lewis has left for Des Moines where she will make an extended visit with relatives and friends.
... Miss Thelma Karsten visited her sister, Mrs. Geo. Stake, at Williamsburg last week.
Iowa City Press- Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 5 November 1921; page 5 (8 of 12), columns 1-2 [first few letters from left-side of column 1 were cut-off]
The Ladies Aid of the M. E. church held their monthly social in the social rooms of the church on Thursday afternoon. A program was a feature of the afternoon's entertainment and it consisted of a duet by Pauline Nelson and Ger?de Williams, a reading by Mae Jones, and solos by Mrs. Geo. Blythe and Miss Phoebe Bingham. A social hour followed and refreshments were served by Mrs. R. E. Wilson, Mrs. Linher Jones, Mrs. ?. H. Jones, Mrs. Dan Collingwood and Mrs. Leo Smith and Miss Jen?e Perkins.
Mr. Arthur Wiebold, of Conroy, has been assisting with the work at the Williamsburg Telephone company during the past week.
Hon. James White of S. Amana was transacting business in town this weew [sic].
Truman Dure visited in Newton Monday. His sister, Mrs. Fuller returned with him and is spending a few days here visiting relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Farquhar of Marengo were Williamsburg callers Monday looking after business matters.
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Davis of Iowa City and two Angus cattle ?n of Fairfield were quests a P. ?. Donahoe's Sunday afternoon.
Dr. and Mrs. F. C. Schaelt were Amana visitors on Thursday.
Merdeith Lloyd, a student at Iowa ?ent the fore part of the week in town on business and visiting with his relatives, returning later to resume his studies in the College of Medicine.
David Jenkins and family of Cedar Rapids spend Sunday with his mother, Mrs. Kate Jenkins and his grandfather, Mr. Lewis D. Jones.
Progress club met Monday evening in the high school library. A good attendance was present. The ?der of the evening was Mr. J. P. Gallagher. The following reports are given; Reason for Tariff Reform After the Civil War, Mr. C. ?. Frazier; Tariff Reform Under Cleveland, Walter Gallagher; McKinley Tariff and Finances, Ralph ?. Jones; Wilson Tariff Bill, Mrs. ?. Tomasek.
Mr. E. E. Montgomery has been confined to his home thru the week ? illness.
The high school is hard at work preparing an entertainment for the public. The boys and Girls Glee clubs are preparing an operetta "The Knottical Naut" under the leadership of Miss Bingham, the music teacher. The two Eskely's are working on a witty little play "The Arrival of Kitty" under Miss ?own.
Frank Butler and Clark Jones are Cedar Rapids callers Wednesday.
Mr. Howell Williams left for Chicago Wednesday where he will purchase the Christmas stock for the ?nner Store.
Mr. Elmer Pugh left for Ottumwa Thursday where he will meet his mother who is returning to California where she has been spending the winter in the recent years.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Durr were among the Cedar Rapids callers the early part of this week.
The issue of paving the streets in our city is being discussed. Mr. ?ll of Centerville was one of many engineers who have been here and held conferences with the town council as to the coat and other details of the project.
Mr. Clarence Durr, Walter Durr and Grant Shawl were visitors in Waterloo Wednesday.
Miss Iva Williams visited with her friends in Cedar Rapids the early part of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Shepherd entertained Tuesday evening at a ?0 dinner after which the evening was spent at cards. Those ? enjoyed the evening at the Shepherd home were: Mr. and Mrs. Orien Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. George Blythe, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blythe, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Morrin, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Rogan, Mr. and Mrs. Tom McDonough, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perry, Mr. and Mrs. A. ?. Evans.
Mr. Truman Durr, his sister, and Mrs. Fay Fuller were at Newton visiting relatives Sunday.
Misses Esther Grief and Minnie ?ohlman left Tuesday for a vacation visit with relatives in Davenport.
Red lanterns have been placed on dummies at the street corners to ?rn
motorists of the fact that the dummies are there.
Mr. T. J. Perry traded his beautiful home for a store on the square which is now occupied by the Soults and Halls hardware store. The build is a ?e one having been erected within the last year.
Mr I. J. Shepherd has on exhibit in his Jewelry store window, ?ne raspberries which he raised in his own garden. This is an example of what the wonderful climate of Iowa will produce.
The following Halloween parties were held In Williamsburg last Friday night: Sophomore and Junior classes of the high school, Presbyterian Christian Endeavor, Congregational Christian Endeavor, Methodist Epworth League and
Miss Coleen Botyle.
Mr. Phil Jones is recovering from an accident which occurred Saturday night, north of town, when his buggy collided with an auto. We are happy to say that Mr. Jones is rapidly recovering and the accident caused him only a few bruises and scratches.
Anthony Cerney, of Parnell, was a Williamsburg caller Friday.
The walks which were torn up for excavating and grading for the new Standard Oil Service Station have just been replaced by new ones. This is one stage in the development of the service station and it is hoped that we may soon look at the beautiful new structure.
Dr. and Mrs. F. S. Shadt were visitors in Middle Amana one day this week.
The basket ball season for the Williamsburg high school opened last week with a class tournament, the results were as follows: Boys Games, Senior-Junior, 8-5; Sophomore-Freshmen, 24-4. Girls Games, Senior-Junior, 17-7; Sopnomore-Freshmen, 20-4. Finals Boys, Senior-Sophomore, 18-2. Girls, Se[n]ior-Sophomore, 32-14.
Mr. Hubbard is the athletic coach this year and is a good one. It is hoped the basket ball season will be the most successful ever.
Wednesday evening, Brooks Fletcher, one of the foremost platform orators of the present time, gave a much appreciated lecture. His topic was: "The Martyrdom of Fools." The popular editor of the Marion, Ohio, Tribune drew a large audience of old and young alike. The lecture was a protest against intolerance. He argued that society martyrs men for what they think when they are thinking ahead of their times, and that men martyr themselves by what they think when they think fool thoughts.
The ladies of St. Mary's church held a successful bazaar at the Armory on Thursday, Oct. 27. The bazaar was well patronized by the community and by people from surrounding towns. Various home made articles including fancy work and candy netted a good sum. Dinners and suppers were served and between eight and nine hundred dollars was realized as a result of the effort.
Miss Clara Pugh of Havelock, Iowa after a two week's visit at the home of her brother, R. W. Pugh, left for her home on Saturday.
Mrs. Campbell of Tacoma, Washington, arrived Friday night for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. F. C. Watts.
Mrs. D. A. Jones is spending a few days visiting in Cedar Rapids. Osborn and Ella Williams spent last week end in Williamsburg. These girls are all students of Coe College Cedar Rapids.
Among the Williamsburg shoppers Friday were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Yoder of Holbrook.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Diggs spent Sunday in town visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Durr.
Miss Martha Powell entertained at a six o'clock dinner Friday night.
Mrs. J. W. Crum of Peoria, Illinois, visited this week with her sister, Mrs. M. C. McLennan. Mrs. Crum is on her way to California where she will spend the winter.
Mr, Bernard Peterahagen who has been dangerously ill the past two weeks is now better and it is hoped that his speedy recovery will follow.
Mr. Lloyd Norris, vice president, of Coe College, occupied the pulpit at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning and evening. He presented two very able discourses and his visit among the many friends here was very much enjoyed. Rev. Morris' last visit to Williamsburg was on the occasion of St. David's anniversary held March 1st, at which time he was the principle speaker at the banquet of that occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cook and family have returned to Williamsburg from Witchita [Wichita], Kan., where they have been living for some time. Mr. Cook plans to enter business in Des Moines about the first of the year.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 16 January 1922; page 7, columns 4-7
A telegram to relatives in Williamsburg bears the message of the death of John Hughes, formerly of Williamsburg, but lately of Long Beach, California. His death occurred Thursday, January 5, at his home in that western city, where he had lived for the past few years. Mr. Hughes was. 80 year old. He was born in Ohio and came to Iowa County in 1857. The family was prominent in the early history of Iowa County. When a mere boy he enlisted in Co. G, 28th Iowa Infantry of 1862. He served until 1856 and passed through hard service during the period. Returning home he engaged in teaching school in winter and farming in summer until 1868 when he was elected clerk of courts to which position he was four times named as his own successor. He was admitted to the bar in 1870. In 1884 he organized the Williamsburg Savings Bang [Bank] and served as its first cashier. He was afterward identified with this bank as its vice president and afterwards as its president. In 1888 he left the bank to engage in the lumber business as a partner with his brother David Hughes, and remained in this business until 1908. He served as the representative from Iowa County in the Iowa General Assem[b]ly and was afterward elected senator from the Iowa-Johnson county district. He was a member of the ,27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st and 32nd general assembly, including the extra session of the 32nd. He was a member, of many important committe[e]s and was the author of the Iowa anti-pass bill. He was foremost in all movements of a public nature. He served for many years on the board of education. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. His health failed and he retired from the strenuous duties of public life and in order to esca[p]e the rigors of the Iowa climate, moved to Long Beach, California several years ago. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Harvey Edwards of Huntington, West Virginia; two brothers, David Hughes of Long Beach, California, and Edward of Ohio; and one sister, Mrs. Ida Edwards of Williamsburg. He was laid to rest in Long Beach.
Miss Emma Blythe, teacher of English in the West Waterloo high school, returned to that city Wednesday after, spending the holidays in the home of her mother, Mrs. John Blythe.
The holiday vacation has closed and the Williamsburg students, home for the holidays, have returned to their recitation halls. Williamsburg is proud of the number of students she sends to a higher institution of learning. She sent twenty to the Iowa university, six to Coe college, two to Creighton and Grinnell, and has is representatives at Ames, Drake, Valpariso and Sinsiniwa.
The new outfits have been purchased for the basket ball team. The team presents a fine appearance in their new red and white suits.
Henry Petershagen left Thursday for his home in Everett, Washington. He was called here by the death of his mother, and has been visiting with friends and relatives in this community for the past ten days.
Mrs. Ben Lewis and Mrs. Evan Edwards left Thursday for Alabama where they will spend the remainder of the winter.
A Golden Wedding celebration was observed in Williamsburg during the holiday season which was of interest to a wide circle of people, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Ogden, with the members of their family celebrated the fiftieth wedding anniversary of their marriage at their home on the "hill." During the week a family reunion was held in which children and grandchildren participated in the happy associations accorded to but few families to enjoy. Those present were Mrs. H. D. Carmichael and son, Ogden, of Emmet, Idaho; Raymond D. Ogden of Seattle, Washington, together with his wife and three children; Miss Edna Ogden of Williamsburg; and Miss Glenn Ogden, instructor of history in the Des Moines high school. The special celebration of the reunion centered about the family dinner at six o'clock. the dining room was decorated in natural flowers, calendulas and slevia were on the table and mantle. The color scheme of yellow and white was carried out. The wedding cake was surrounded with fifty yellow candles. The bride of fifty years was dressed in white and wore orange blossoms in her hair. The groom of fifty years was dressed in conventional black broad cloth and wore a button hole bo[u]quet of orange blossoms. A four course dinner was served. Little Misses Millicent Long and Alice Long waited upon the tables.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 17 January 1922; page 3, column 6
Mr. Ogden was born in Ohio. Mrs. Ogden is a native of Wales. The families of both located in Dubuque county in the early 50's. Mrs. Ogden's family, whose name was Davis, later came to Williamsburg, where she become a teacher in the Williamsburg and other county schools. Mr. Ogden came to Iowa County as a young man launching out upon his own career. Mr. Albert Ogden and Miss Mary Davis were married Dec. 21, 1871 at Williamsburg by Rev. Price of the Congregational church and the home was established on a farm five miles southwest of town. They have lived their entire life In this vicinity. For si--?n years Mr. Ogden tilled the soil in the summer time and taught school in the winter. they retired from active duties of the farm life in 1891. For nineteen years he served as Justice of the Peace. He was secretary of the Patrons' Mutual Insurance Company and he so extended its efficiency and interests until it become [sic] known as Ogden's company. they are members of the Presbyterian church and have been a large part of the church's growth and influence. Mr. Ogden has served as ruling elder of the church for thirty five years. In recognition of the associations that in his relation the church presented the worthy couple with a huge flower basket of American Beauty roses. In the home six children grew to manhood and womanhood of whom four remain.
Mrs. Evie J. Edwards of Cleveland and her two children, Jane and Robert have arrived in Williamsburg, called here by the serious illness of Mrs. Edward's mother, Mrs. Bert Sheetz.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Tomashek were business callers in Ottumwa on Monday.
Mrs. Humphrey Roberts of Williamsburg and Miss Harriet Griffiths of Cotter were married in Chicago on New Years eve. They arrived in Williamsburg on Wednesday and will be a home in the spring on their farm west of town.
Mrs. Russell Stover, the wife of the man that made the "Eskimo Pie" famous, who has been visiting relatives in Williamsburg, returned last week to her home in Chicago.
Mrs. Will H. Jones is seriously ill at the local hospital. Mastoid trouble developed and Dr. Dean of Iowa City was called to operate upon the case. The patient seemed on the road to recovery, but complications set in and his condition at present arouses the apprehension of his relatives and friends.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 15 March 1922; page 2 & of 14), columns 5
Sad news from Long Beach, Calif., tells of the rather sudden death of Mr. Ellis Hakes, a wealthy landowner and one of the organizers of the Long Beach City National bank and its past president. He was 83. Mr. Hakes was a native of Ohio, but lived most of his life in Williamsburg, Iowa county, Iowa, where he was a prominent farmer and stockman. He was a 77th Illinois regiment member.
Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Harry House, of Long Beach, with whom he made his home, and one son, Bruce Hakes, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A brother, B. H. Hakes, of Williamsburg, also survives.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 26 April 1922; page 7, columns 3-8
Mrs. Harry E. Hull, wife of Representative Hull of the second Iowa district, has set a new pace for energy among the women interested in the Y. W. C. A. work in Washington, D. C. She is chairman of the finance committee which is busy raising $45,000 to carry on the work of the organization for the next fiscal year. Mrs. Hull has had considerable experience in Y. W. C. A. work at different times in Mason City. Des Moines, St. Paul, Minn., and Lawrence, Kansas. In addition to her assigned as chairman of this important committee, Mrs. Hull was selected as a delegate to the national convention of the Y. W. C. A, at Hot Springs, Ark., April 20-27. She was designated as a member of the nominating committee at that meeting.
Rev. H. N. Postin and Mr. J. J. Williams left for Le Claire on Monday to attend the meeting of the Iowa City Presbytery. They returned Wednesday.
A sacred cantata, "Victory," was presented by the community chorus of Williamsburg to a capacity house. It was a musical production of great merit and was by all placed at the forefront of all the musical programs that the community chorus has presented. The cantata wag one of Henry Wildermere's comp[o]sitions and included music of exceptionally high order. The musical was under the direction of Ellis W. Lloyd. Miss Catherine Evans ably presided at the piano. The program included pleasing solos by Mrs. Martha Brown, Rollo Wilson, O. G. James and Owen Divilbiss. There were also duets, trios and quartets, together with the chorus work.
Progress Club met Monday evening in the high school library. The topic of the evening was the "Secretaries of State," and was discussed under the following heads: Compared With Other Cabinet Offices, Mrs. Weldon; William H. Steward, Mr. R. W. Childress; James G. Blaine, Mr. P. P. White; Blaine's Defeat In the Various Conventions, Mr. C. V. Frazier.
The following students from "Iowa" who have been spending their Easter vacation at their homes, returned to their work on Monday: Melva Jones, Gladys James, Clifford Von Hoene, Lloyd Edwards, David Jones, Harold James and Mina Mannett.
Miss Shaen of Minneapolis has arrived and taken up her duties as the operator of the linotype machine at the printing office.
Mr. David James, who has been ill at his home for the past month, is slowly improving.
About 60 of the relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Williams planned and successfully carried out a surprise on them Friday evening, that being their twenty- fifth wedding anniversary. The evening was spent in music and games. They were presented with a set of silver knives and forks. Refreshments were served.
Miss Louise Durr and Mr. Henry R. Littel were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage Saturday evening at 6 o'clock. Reverend Druse officiated. The bride and groom are located in their home on the hill.
The annual junior class play, "Billeted," was presented at the high school auditorium on Wednesday to a full house. The play was a bright, little three-act comedy. Kenneth Lewis and Helena Hanson carried the leading parts. The play was coached by Miss Ethel Perry of the English department.
Miss Uletta Binter entertained the members of the senior class at her home on Friday evening. An enjoyable evening was spent in various games and refreshments were served at the close of the evening's festivities.
The town was thrown into a state of great excitement a little after midnight Thursday night. The alarm was turned into the city hall to the effect that two children, Donald Foster and Elliott Williams were missing from their homes. The siren was sounded and the fire bell rung and the citizens turned out to help hunt the children. While the plans were being laid, the children appeared on the scene, awakened by the noise. They had gone into an empty house and had fallen asleep there. They were promptly taken to their homes by their people.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 12 March 1924; page 4, column 4
Mrs. E. M. Hanson was called to Cedar Rapids Monday by the illness of her mother.
Mrs. James P. Williams is visiting in Des Moines.
Glen Morgan is sick with the measles.
J. P. Gaffney was in Marengo Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blythe are rejoicing over the birth of a boy born last Sunday. The young man has been named Frederick Charles.
Mrs. Davie Williams is ill with pneumonia.
John Pugh has been spending some time at the R. W. Pugh home.
Agnes Gilliam spent the weekend at her home.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tomasek were Marengo visitors Friday.
The P. E. O. chapter met Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. F. W. Tomasek at which time the following officers were elected for next year: President, Mrs. Ralph E. Jones; vice president, Mrs. J. D. Lewis; recording sec., Miss Mabel Edwards; treasurer, Mrs. Miriam Jones; cor. sec., Mrs. Fred Blythe; chaplain, Mrs. Elmer Pugh; guard, Mrs. O. W. Harrington.
Eric Owen has the measles.
Mrs. Robert Parry is ill with grippe and the son, Robert John, has measles.
James Lonergan is back from Iowa City, where he has been for a number of weeks since undergoing an operation at the hospital there.
Mildred Finley of Cedar Rapids has been visiting at the Garry Gallagher home.
Atty. Wallace was a Marengo caller Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Saults and family have been visiting at Gibson.
O. B. Ogden is very ill.
Walter Davis of Cedar Rapids visited his sister, Mrs. Alice Worral, here last week.
Our primary teacher, Miss Wood has been ill and unable to teach.
W. C. Larson of North English was in town Wednesday.
St. Mary's church held a card party at the K. P. hall Monday evening.
Mary Ana Morgan has been on the sick list.
J. P. Gallagher returned to Des Moines Tuesday.
Mrs. P. P. White entertained several ladies at a one o'clock luncheon Monday.
Ray Englebert was a Burg caller Tuesday. The Young Married People's club held a hard times dance in the K. P. hall Tuesday night.
Mrs. Will D. Jones attended the Republican convention at Des Moines last week.
The W. F. M. society of the Methodist church met at the home of Miss Miller Thursday.
Mrs. J. E. Judge returned to Ames Saturday after spending some time at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Harris.
In the third grade, taught by Miss Ethel Ogle, of the thirty-nine pupils enrolled, only thirteen are in attendance, due to measles.
Mrs. Nancy Shaul is very ill with pneumonia.
Mrs. Flossie Jones and Mrs. Katherine Jenkins were Cedar Rapids visitors Wednesday.
Lloyd Jones, who has had a long siege of illness, is again to be out again.
Mrs. A. L. Baughman left Tuesday for her home in Montezuma.
Mr. Callahan is here from Des Moines. He will superintend the work of constructing the pavement.
Miss Louise Schadt was an Amana caller Tuesday.
Miss Ray Englebert of Conray [Conroy] visited in town Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. John O'Downell were in Cedar Rapids Tuesday.
J. N. Beilstein was a Cedar Rapids caller Tuesday.
Alvin Greenfield and Harold Englebert of Conray [Conroy],were Burg callers Saturday.
Robert James, who has been here for the past two and a half months, visiting his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Harris and other relatives, returned to his home in Deadwood, S. Dakota, Tuesday.
Atty. James Gaffney has bought the fine bungalow lately built by Lew Von Hoene, and will move into it at once.
Max Montgomery went to Conroy Wednesday to attend the basketball game. Mr. M. L. Bird has been here visiting his daughter Mrs. C. V. Frazier. He returned to Des Moines Wednesday.
Mrs. F. J. Perry spent the weekend in Cedar Rapids.
Miss Frances Rock spent the week-end in Iowa City.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 5 June 1924; page 4, columns 1-3
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Morris and Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Morrin drove to Marengo Friday afternoon, going from there by train to Davenport to attend the services at which James J. Morrin of Williamsburg was ordained to priesthood, Saturday. Father Morrin graduated from the Williamsburg high school in 1914. He then entered St. Ambrose college finishing the Liberal Arts course in 1915[1918?]. He then attended St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland, one year, after which be entered Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis and completed four years of theology.
Rev. and Mrs. Charles Nash of West Chester visited Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Nash.
Miss Rose Macheak [Mache?k] of Des Moines attended the graduating exercises of the Williamsburg high school.
At eight o'clock Monday morning, May 26th, Mr. Loren L. Maher of Gilmore City and Miss Beatrice Rock of Williamsburg were united in marriage by Father Glenn. Miss Helen Maher of Hastings, Nebraska, sister of the groom was maid of honor, and Mr. Joseph Rock, best man. Miss Angela Rock was bridesmaid attended by Mr. Clement Hanson of Riverside. During the ceremony Mrs. John Rock rendered "Oh, Promise Me," and "Lift Thine Eeys," [sic] and Mr. Edward Rock sang "Ave Maria." The wedding march was played by Miss Frances Rock. Immediately following the wedding a four course wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, to guests who included only the immediate families. The couple left on an automobile trip through several states, after which they will be at home in Gilmore City, where Mr. Maher is engaged in the drug and Pharmacist business.
Mrs. Harry Irwin of Grand Junction visited Friday at the home of her mother, Mrs. J. F. Lytle.
The senior class play was given at the high school auditorium Monday evening. The play was "Come Out of the Kitchen" and the cast was as follows: Oliva Dangerfield, Cecile Jones; Elizabeth Dangerfield, Gertrude Macheak; Mrs. Falkner, Rachel Hughes; Cora Falkner, Grace Moynihan; Amanda, Mildred Schooley; Burton Crane, Willard Manor; Thomas Lefferts, Earl O'Neill; Solon Tucker, Harvey Joseph; Paul Dangerfield, Alfred Kehlenbuck; Charles Dangerfield, Carroll Voss; Rudolph Weeks, Carl Williams. The play was coached by Miss Helen Ashe, and well rendered.
The class day exercises were held Tuesday evening. The program was interesting and amusing.
The commencement exercises were held at the Methodist church Wednesday evening. Millicent Long played the processional march, after which Ethel Evans played "The Butterfly" as a piano solo. The girls glee club sang "To A Wild Rose" and "Apple Blossoms". The salutatory speech was given by Willard Manor and the valedictory by Alfred Kehlenbeck. The boys' glee club sang "The Gypsy Trail" and "Invirtus" and "Massa Dear" and "Song of Western Men" for encore numbers, Dr. E. D. Starbuck, who was to have delivered the commencement address, failed to arrive, and Supt. Frazier gave an extemporaneous talk on the needs of the schools today, and the value of a high school diploma, after which the 31 seniors were presented their diplomas.
The funeral services for Harold Boyd, who died at the University hospital on May 22, were held at the home Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Walter Harrington returned Friday from Olds, Iowa, where she had spent a week visiting her brother, L. C. Butterfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Lew Keil were called to Marengo Tuesday by the illness of Mr. Keil's brother, John Keil.
Walter Timm left Monday for Moulton, Iowa, where he will run a big tractor for the Wright Construction Co. on a paving job.
Mrs. Russel, who is better known as Ethel Englebert is visiting at her mother's home in Conroy. She came to attend the graduation of her brother Carroll.
Adolph Lipanio[?], from north of Marengo, was in the burg Saturday on business.
Atty. J. P. Gaffney and Vincent Owey were in Marengo Saturday on business.
The Iowa county medical society held their meeting in the K. P. hall in
Williamsburg Tuesday. Those present were Dr. Barclay Moon of Cedar Rapids, Dr. Hutchins and Dr. Winsell of Marengo, Dr.
Amick of Millersburg, Dr. McManus of Parnell, Dr. Barnhart of North English, Dr. Dvorak of Blairstown and Drs. Watts, Rich,
Sinn and Schadt of Williamsburg.
Mrs. Ethel McCon and daughter of Waterloo are visiting Mrs. McCon's mother, Mrs. Jennie Mayne.
Mrs. John Geyton and son of Chicago are visiting at the M. J. Hanson home. Mrs. Geyton is better known here as Irene Hanson.
Miss Gertrude Williams is home from Coe college for the summer vacation.
Mrs. Sarah Williams, who has been quite ill, is improving.
Miss Thresa Humphrey of Cedar Rapids visited Thursday with Mrs. Joe Donohoe.
Mrs. E. E. Montgomery and children drove to Montour Thursday afternoon, where they will spend a week visiting with relatives.
Ed Gittens went to Cedar Rapids on business Wednesday.
Atty. James Kirby was over from Marengo Tuesday greeting old friends.
Miss Geraldine Foster came home from Conroy Sunday, having completed his [sic] year's work in the 3rd and 4th grades in the consolidated school there.
Saturday, May 24 was
rural education day in Williamsburg. The meetings were held in the high school auditorium.
Diplomas were given to 1010 eight grad pupils.
Harry Dunlap was in Marengo Saturday on business.
Attorneys J. P. Gaffney and P. P. White were Marengo callers Tuesday.
Mrs. Kate Jenkins left Wednesday for Cedar Rapids, where she will visit for a short time with her sons, after which she will go to Watertown, South Dakota, where she will spend the summer.
L. L. Furman installed lightning rods at the County home buildings last week.
Charles Lee has sold his fine residence in the west part of town to Henry Hudepohl, giving possession next March.
Rev. H. N. Poston of the Presbyterian church delivered the baccalaureate address to the graduating class of 1924, at the Presbyterian church last Sunday evening. He urged that young people should go out into life with purpose of doing construction work, to be the builders in life. He said the great needs of the time are restricted immigration, advancement of education, and the building of homes.
The paving crew have completed the work here, and left Monday for Moulton, Iowa, where they have contracted with the Wright construction company for a lot of paving.
Marty Tierman, of Parnell, was her Tuesday buying wool.
Mrs. Frank Parizek, a long time resident of this community, died at her home Wednesday, after a long illness. The funeral services were held at St. Mary's church Friday morning, and interment at St. Mary's cemetery.
Enoch Enochson was in Marengo Monday on business.
Dr. and Mrs. Emmet Rock and son, came over from Davenport to attend the Maher-Rock wedding Monday.
The members of the Delphian Literary society enjoyed a one o'clock luncheon at the Stake hotel Tuesday, after which they met in their club room for their regular meeting. They have been studying Hebrew literature and reports were made as follows: Industries and arts--Miss Helen Doherty. Hebrew poetry, classified-- Mrs. L. V. Shepherd. Hebrew drama--Mrs. G. H. Leasure. Wisdom literature--Mrs. I. J. Sinn. The Prophets--Mrs. C. S. Butler. President's summary--Mrs. Weldin. This meeting closes the work of the year.
The funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Powell were held Friday afternoon at her home, conducted by Rev. Pritchard. Among those present from a distance were Evan M. Powell of Milwaukee, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Newton Davis of Crawfordsville, Ia., Miss Mina Talbot of Kansas City, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Sam Evans and miss Claudia of Washington, Iowa, and Miss Jennie Davis of Minneapolis.
... [column 4]
... The S. W. Yoder family spent Sunday in Williamsburg. The guests of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Yoder.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 2 October 1924; page 12, column 6-7
Mr. L. A. Livingston died in a Cedar Rapids hospital Tuesday, from injuries sustained when he dropped from a height of 18 feet, while working on a building. He was a brother-in-law of F. W. Tomasek, and worked for Mr. Tomasek at one time, and has made frequent visits here since.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Martin of Alden, and Mr. and Mrs. Roland Johnson and son, of Fort Dodge, are visiting at the E. C. Edwards home.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Gallaher went to Kansas City Saturday for an over Sunday visit with relatives. From Hedrick they were accompanied by their daughter-in-law who was returning to her home in Arizona, after spending a number of weeks visiting in Iowa.
R. H. Dunn left Saturday for Winnipeg Canada to look after farm interests there.
Dave W. Jones of Garden Grove visited over Sunday with his many friends here. He left here 20 years ago, and has resided in Decatur county since.
Mr. M. J. Hanson and son Vernon, Mrs. E. M. Hanson and Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Driscoll went to Davenport Saturday called there by the death of a relative.
Word has been received here of the accidental death of L. D. Lonergan in Algona, but thus far the particulars are not clear.
Miss Jennie Young of York left Wednesday for West Point, Miss., where she will resume her work as teacher in the Mary Homes seminary, an institution for the education of colored girls, conducted under the auspices of the Presbyterian church.
Mrs. James Gaffney has received a cablegram bearing the news of the death of her father, John Stapleton of Marengo, who was stricken with pneumonia while visiting in Rome.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Blackbun arrived Wednesday from Long Beach, California for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Hakes.
Mrs. Alice Worrell left Tuesday for a visit with her son Bryce and family at Verndale, Minn.
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Dyer left Saturday for their home in Salt Lake City, after a two weeks visit at the J. D. Lewis home.
Mrs. Harry E. Hull arrived last week form the national capital for a visit with her mother, Mrs. T. E. Gittens.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Baumhoefner of Cedar Rapids were Williamsburg business visitors Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry House and Mr. and Mrs. Miles Jones and baby arrived last week from Long Beach, California, for a viist [visit] with relatives here. They formerly resided in Williamsburg, and have not visited here for seven years.
Miss Helen Doherty left Saturday for Minneapolis where she will take advanced work in music in a conservatory. She will also teach music part time.
Miss Irene Dubisher is substituting as teacher at Pilot Grove, during the absence of Miss B. Donohoe who is haying a forced vacation, on account of illness.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 15 October 1924; page 3 (6 of 12), column 3
... Rev. Dr. Ira J. Houston will deliver an address before the Davenport Association of Congregational churches, at Williamsburg, during the current week. The meeting is an unusually good one, with the Welsh brethren and sisters playing a conspicuous part.
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Tuesday, 6 January 1925
page 4, columns 1-3
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Ogden, whose death occurred suddenly Friday of last week, were held Wednesday at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. H. N. Poston, assisted by Rev. H. C. Druse of the M. E. church. Mrs. Ogden was born In Llanderirn, Carmarthanshire, South Wales, Feb. 16, 1846. When seven years of age her parents came to America, settling in Dubuque county, Iowa, and in 1866 they moved to Williamsburg. She attended school in Williamsburg and later was a teacher in the Williamsburg schools. In 1871 she was married to Albert Ogden and lived for 20 years on the farm southwest of Williamsburg. In 1891 they moved to town where they have resided ever since. Of the eight children, four survive, Mrs. M. Carmichael of Emmett, Idaho; Misses Edna and Glenn [Glena?] and Glenn of Williamsburg and Attorney Raymond D. Ogden of Seattle, Wash. Mrs. Ogden was affiliated with the Presbyterian church early in life and was a charter member of the Presbyterian church society in Williamsburg, always taking an active part. Interment was made in Oak Hill, beside the body of the husband who died nine months ago.
Dr. and Mrs. Wetzel were Christmas visitors with relatives in Sigourney.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Bryson and son of Cedar Rapids spent Christmas at the parental Bryson home, Mr. Bryson returning to Cedar Rapids on Friday, but Mrs. Bryson and son remaining for a longer stay.
Orville Owen died at his home west of Williamsburg, Thursday, Jan. 1, of inflammatory rheumatism, after an illness of two weeks. He was 34 years of age. He was married to Miss Lois Pierce Nov. 27, 1913, who with three children Nadine, Robert and Genora, are left to mourn the loss of a good husband and father. He also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Evan J. Owen; one sister, Mrs. Evan R. Owen, and one brother, Vincent Owen.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Matheson left Wednesday for Detroit, Mich., at which place they will be the guests of The Banker's Life Insurance Co., at the regional convention to be held in Detroit. Mr. Matheson is an active agent for the Banker's Life and this trip for himself and his wife is furnished by the corporation as a prize for his good record as a business getter for the past year. All expenses of the trip are borne by the corporation and the round trip will cover a period of several days.
The basketball game played here Thursday evening between Williamsburg Independents and Victor Independents resulted in the score of 25 to 8 in Victor's favor.
Mr. and Mrs. John Jones have rented their farm south of the fair grounds to Henry Hunzleman, and left Friday for Long Beach, Cal., for an indefinite visit with their two sons.
There were watch meetings at the Methodist and Congregational churches.
There was a home-coming gathering at the J. D. Morrin home at Christmas time, all the daughters being present, viz: Mrs. Lester Mitchell, Mrs. Harry Fox and Miss Camille, all of Cedar Rapids and Misses Margaret and Madeline of Williamsburg.
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Thomas and Sam and Albert Thomas were called to New Cambria, Missouri Tuesday, on account of the serious illness of William Roberts.
Bert Keil has the main body of his ice house filled with ice of the best quality, 13 inches in thickness.
Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Drake of Columbus Junction, were Christmas guests at the Ed. W. Jones home.
Mrs. R. C. Niner and three children returned Monday to their home near Ladora, after spending several days at the parental N. S. Butler home.
Miss Florence Whiteford, one of the teachers in the high school at Crookston, Minn., and Miss Alice Whiteford, a nurse at the University hospital, spent a few days during the holidays, at their home here.
Mrs. Louis Penningroth arrived Monday from Tipton, for a visit at the home of her mother, Mrs. J. T. Blythe.
Mrs. Martha Brown spent Christmas day with relatives in Ottumwa.
Miss Elizabeth Barnaky and Miss Lillian Clark of Cedar Rapids were New Year's guests of Miss Gertrude Williams.
Mrs. Von Schroeder of Maquoketa is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Fred Blythe.
Mrs. O'Laughlin is still confined to her home with illness.
Miss Minnie Pierce of Mason City, spent a few days last week at the parental home. Miss Amy Flanagan returned to her duties as a student nurse in Iowa City Saturday, after a few days spent in Williamsburg.
Gomer Jones spent Christmas at his home here. He is filling a position in the Santa Fe shops at Topeka.
Miss Kathryn Doherty, who has a position in the Iowa Orphans Home at Des Moines, spent Christmas and a few days at her home here.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Hicks spent Christmas with relatives in Martinburg.
Iowa City Press- Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 17 March 1925; page 5 (8 of 12), columns 1-2
Williamsburg, March 17--
Jens Halverson, aged 82, one of the well known pioneers of Hilton township, died last week at his home in Marengo to which place he moved a few years ago from Conroy.
Funeral services were held at the Norwegian church near Conroy Monday, conducted by the pastor of the church at Hupley, Iowa. A special quarete from Williamsburg, consisting of Mrs. A. H. Evans, Mrs. W. D. Jones, Mr. O. G. Jones and Elmer Pugh furnished the music. The interment was in the cemetery adjacent to the old church of which the deceased was a member for nearly half century.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kennedy, of South Fillmore, were fifty years married on Wednesday, March 11, and the event was observed at their country home where were gathered a large number of relatives and friends. The guests arrived early in the forenoon, and the hours were pleasantly spent in reviewing the fifty years since the wedding took place in Marengo. The dinner was a veritable wedding feats and many handsome gifts were left as remembrance of the event. Following is a list of guests: Mr. and Mrs. Grant Claypool, Mr. and Mrs. Denver Sears, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Halverson, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Deltz, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Connant and daughter Elsie, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knepfer and daughters, Lorna and Ruby, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Kennedy and daughters Arlene and Margie, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Seaton, Mr. and Mrs. John Kirkpatrick, and daughter Pauline, and sons Ralph and Vincent, Mrs. Riley Garringer, Mr. Carl Garringer and son Orville, Mrs. Anna Calvert and daughter Dorothy, Mr. Guston Deltz and Miss Emma Reltz.
On Feb. 26th, Mr. and Mrs. John Schwarting of Conroy, were delightfully surprised by the gathering at their home of a large number of their friends and relatives, who came to remind them that it was the 50th Anniversary of their wedding day. It was a delightful occasion and the hours were spent in social conservation, games and other amusements. At a late hour a bountiful supper was served from the baskets brought by the visitors.
Miss Laura Timmerman and Elmer W. Martin were united in marriage, Wednesday, March 4, at the home of the bride, near Deep River, the Rev. F. Krentz Sr. officiating.
A real old-time quilting bee was held Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. E. W. Edwards. It vas strictly a gathering of the welch people, and it was moved, seconded and carried that for one hour, no language but that of Wales would be permitted. A splendid supper was served to the following list of the quilters--Mesdames Elizabeth Harris Morgan Williams, Robt. Edwards, Joe Menary, Sarah Pugh, Robt. Parry, Anna Williams, Ed. W. Jones, John L. Hughs, Ed H. Jones, L. E. Lewis, Jeanie Evans and Miss Barbara Jones.
Born to Mr, and Mrs. O. E. Jones, March 8, a baby girl.
Atty. W. J. McDonald and Frank Belger of Iowa City were Williamsburg visitors Tuesday.
Born, March 6. to Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCallister a baby girl, but the angel of death claimed it, and the little body was laid to rest in the Pilot Grove cemetery.
Owen Roberts, night marshall, received sad news last week of the death of his mother in Wales. She Passed away on Feb. 16th, at her home in Clynnogm, North Wales, in her 73rd. year.
From a news item in an Iowa City paper we learned that Philip Walker son of Attorney and Mrs. Henry G. Walker, has received announcement that he has been appointed to a cade[t]ship in the naval academy at Annapolis by Senator Albert B. Cummins.
The mother of the successful candidate for the great naval school at Annapolis taught in the Williamsburg high school several years ago, as Miss Sygna Veblin.
Mrs. H. C. Fossler was taken very ill last week. The three sons, Ray, a student at S. U. I., Merritt, principal of the high school at Oelwein and Homer principal of the high school at Ossian, came home Monday, also Mrs. Merritt Fossler.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 28 April 1925; page 8, column 5
WILLIAMSBURG, April 28--An Eisteddfod was held Friday afternoon and evening at the Congregational church.
Mayor J. F. Hall of Cedar Rapids acted as the conductor at the different sessions. Prof. Jesse Miller of Washington acted as adjuricator [sic] of the musical numbers and J. P. Gallagher of Williamsburg served as literary adjudicator.
The afternoon session was limited to those under 16 and the evening session was participated in by the adult entrants.
Mr. C. V. Frazier, superintendent of Williamsburg schools, was called to Fullerton, Nebraska, Saturday by the death of his father, Ell [Eli?] Frazier, who passed away, Friday, at the home of his daughter. Mrs. George Omer. Supt. Frazier returned to Williamsburg Wednesday night, accompanied by his brother, John Frazier of Chicago.
The Iowa county bankers convened at North English Thursday evening for their annual convention and the meeting was represented by every banking house in the county. An elaborate six o'clock dinner was served. The speaker for the occasion was C. E. Beman of Oskaloosa who will become states superintendent of banking, July 1st. The Williamsburg banks were represented by the following: Farmers' Saving Bank, C. J. Simmons, O. E. Jones and G. B. Petershagen; Williamsburg Savings Bank, A. H. Evans, D. J. Lewis, Lewis Haines, Henry Hild and Everett Roberts.
Dr. A. N. Trapp arrived Tuesday from Chicago and is now a member of the medical staff at the local hospital, an associate of Mrs. Watts and Rich. Dr. Trapp is a native of Indiana, and is a graduate of the University of Chicago and of Rush Medical college, Chicago. His internship was served at St. Joseph's hospital, Chivago [sic].
Twenty-six residence owners in the town have entered the "Town Beautiful" contest, and to the end that a fair appraisement could be made at the end of the season, the condition and appearance of the lots were scored this week, before any plantings had been made. A written record was made of the work, and it will be an easy matter for the committee to make a just award of the prizes at the end of the season.
Robert Franklin, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Kasak, died Saturday after a short illness of erysipelas with complications.
J. G. Lortz, who left here last fall for Gary, Indiana, where his daughter, Miss Alma is engaged in school work, arrived Saturday and remained over Sunday looking after his interests and visiting with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. John Yates went to Ottumwa Thursday to be present at the marriage of their grandson, Stanley Yates, to Miss Dorette Cathcart, of Lincoln, Nebraska. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yates well known in Williamsburg. He is a resident of Portage, Wis., where he is filling a good position with the Milwaukee Railway. The bride is a graduate of Shadron College,,and a classmate of the groom.
Tuesday, April 21, was the 76th anniversary of the birth of Mrs. Sarah Pugh, and in the afternoon a number of her old friends gathered at her home to celebrate the occasion.
The Williamsburg high school Boys' and girls' Glee clubs and orchestra went to Washington Friday to engage in the southeastern district musical contest held there Friday night, and brought back two firsts and one second.
Girls' Glee Club--Schools Competing--
Class C--Williamsburg 1 Class B, Sigourney 1, Washington 2, Crawfordsville, Udell, Keota, Morning Sun.
Boy's Glee Club--
Class C--Williamsburg 1--Class B--Washington 1, Sigourney 2, Morning Sun, Keota.
Class C--Crawfordsville 1 Class B--Washington, 1, Sigourney 2, Williamsburg 2, Keota.
The winners will go to the state contest which will be held in May at Perry, Ames and Jefferson.
The Williamsburg high school boys, and girls Glee clubs will go to Belle Plaine next Friday to compete in a musical contest put on by the Belle Plaine music club.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 2 July 1925; page 5, column 4
WILLIAMSBURG July 2-- The Williamsburg postoffice became second class on July 1st. The change in the class makes a change in the matter of clerkships, and the manner in which they are selected.
The Williamsburg post office clerks under the new classification will be under the civil service rules, and the examination of the applicants was held Friday, with Leo Smith, carrier on rural 4, in charge.
The list of those taking the examination is as follows: Frank Butler, H. I. Jones, H. C. Lee, Grace Maynihan, Rachel A. Hughs, William Cash, Jr., Joseph Carroll (Parnell), Truman Durr, Truman A. Jones, Minnie Costello, Kenneth E. Lewis.
Miss Fern Weeks of Indianola who was our science teacher girls coach last year, was married last Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Weeks to Mr. Robert Lucas, of Winterset Ia., and her twin sister, Faune, to Mr. Richard Wilkins of Atlantic, Iowa. President John L. Hillman of Simpson college performed the double, ring ceremony. Only close relatives were in attendance.
Mrs. Martha Brown went to Omaha Monday for a few days visit with Dr. and Mrs. D. C. Brockman and friends from Ottumwa.
Mrs. A. Sturm and daughter, Miss Beatrice, arrived last week from Chicago for an extended visit with Mrs. Sturm's sister, Mrs. John Wiese.
Mr. J. G. Lortz and daughters, Misses Alma, Norma and Selma, arrived Monday from Gary, Ind., to spend the vacation period at their home.
Miss Alma Lortz is one of the well known teachers of the Gary school system, Miss Norma has been following her profession as a nurse and Miss Selma has been taking the course in pharmacy at Valparaiso, Ind.
Miss Gretchen Hendryx is visiting at the Morris Williams home in Marengo.
Mr. John O'Donnell and daughter Jeanette drove down from Cedar Rapids Thursday, returning on Friday.
Mrs. Morris Williams, daughter Alda and Naomi Wagner of Marengo, were Burg callers Friday.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 27 August 1925; page 8 (9 of 10), column 4
WILLIAMSBURG, Ia., Aug. 27--
Mr. and Mrs. William Meissner, of near Amana, motored to Chicago last week, for a visit with relatives. Mrs. Meissner is planning to visit Germany soon to be present at the celebration of the diamond anniversary of her parents' marriage.
Mrs. Meissner is well known in this county. Fifteeen [sic] years ago she was graduated from the nursing school of Mercy hospital, Davenport, and for several years was employed in some of the best families in Chicago, spending six years in one of the Swift homes on Sheridan Road. She took a special course in the Mary Thompson hospital, Chicago, and served for a period in the Spedway Hospital, in Chicago, caring for crippled soldiers.
Dr. A. N. Trapp, associated with Drs. Watts and Rich in the local hospital, left last week for Chicago, where he will engage in the practice of his profession.
Word has come from Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lieskan, at Lamar, Ark., of the birth at their home of triplets, three daughters. Mr. Loeskan [prob. Loesekann] is a brother of Mrs. Henry Brockshuc [prob. Brockshus] of York township, and was for some time a resident of York. Several years ago he moved to Arkansas and bought a lot oif [sic] cheap land that was later tapped by a line of railway and the locality is now in the best cotton district in the state. Nine children are in the Loeskan home.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 2 September 1925; page 10 (2 of 9?), column 3, 7-8
Despite an operation at Rochester, Minn, J. B. Haggerty died there, after a futile battle with a cancer. His remains were brought to Iowa county, and taken to his Marengo home, where the funeral was held, and interment was made at the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
The decedent was a plumber of Marengo. He was well-known throughout Iowa and Johnson counties. Surviving are his widow and one son, Lawrence, of Sioux City, Iowa.
Mrs. Marie Gallagher, after five weeks' illness, died at her home in Davenport, Monday, aged seventy-four. She was a native of Williamsburg, Iowa county, and was married to Peter Gallagher at Holbrook, in that county, forty-five years ago. She was a | devout Catholic, and a good woman in every other way. Surviving are her five orphan children, John, of Parnell, Iowa county; Mrs. T. F. Shannahan, of Williamsburgh; Mrs. J. P. Watson, Davenport; James, San Francisco, Calif.; and Miss Rilla, at home.
Attorney W. E. Wallace left last week for St. Paul where he attended to some legal matters before leaving for his big farm near Crookston where he is supervising the harvest work.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Folkman, of Hilton township, left last week on an extended tour. The trip is scheduled via St. Paul, thence over the Soo Line to Calgary, Alberta, where Mr. Folkman visits a brother. From there they journey to the coast over the Canadian Pacific, touch at Victoria, and thence to Los Angeles, returning via Salt Lake City, Denver and Kansas City. They will be absent at least two months.
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Yates and son Jack arrived last week from Dallas and are visiting at the parental Yates home. They are traveling by motor car and the trip from Texas was made via Colorado.
Mrs. R. J. Hughes and son R. J. Junior of Dallas, Texas, are enjoying a visit at the R. L. Hughs home.
Miss Isabel Brown of Mt. Vernon, was a guest at the H. C. Fossler home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Switzer, of Long Beach, Calif., are making a visit at the D. M. Roberts home.
Miss Annie Driscoll is visiting with relatives in Davenport. Mrs. R. E. [-]ilson visited last week at the Oscar Johnson home at Morris, Ill.
Mr. John Kuch and daughters, Mary, Bertha and Martha, are off on a motor trip through northern Minnesota.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Nicola left Saturday morning for Des Moines to visit the state fair. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wishard and daughter, June Williams of Fellman, accompanied them.
Mr. and Mrs. John Woodward and two sons Russell and Kenneth and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Chamberlain, of Streator, Ill., visited last week at the Herman Woodward home south of town.
Mrs. P. E. Hammontree and four children left Monday for their home in Kansas City, after a visit at the home of her parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. C. McCain, of Ohio church.
Mrs. Chas. Hendrix, daughter Esther and son Junior, and Mr. and Mrs. Morris Williams and son, Norris, drove to Oxford, Sunday -- the Hendryx family to visit relatives and the Williams family to visit the Al Harked family.
Tommie Jones, Gretchen Hendryx, Neva Edwards and Russell Edwards drove to Marshalltown Sunday to visit Miss Margaret Hendryx, city health nurse of Marshalltown.
Miss Emma Watts arrived Tuesday from Lexington, Kentucky, and spent a day with her brother, Dr. C. F.
Watts. She left Wednesday for a visit to Nebraska, and from there she will go to Georgia before returning to her home.
Miss Ruth Richards came down from Ames this week on account of the illness of her sister, Mrs. John Walker, who is in the Watts hospital.
Miss Nell Jones, who has spent the summer here with numerous relatives, left last week for Casper, Wyoming, where she has been filling the position as teacher of mathematics in the city high school.
Mrs. D. O. Jones left Saturday for St. Paul where she will make her future home. Her sister, Mrs Homer Neal came down from St. Paul and accompanied Mrs. Jones on the journey.
Leighton, young son of Mr. and Mrs. John Beilstein fell from a tree Friday, and broke both bones in his right arm, just above the wrist.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 22 September 1925; page 3 (4 of 10), column 2
WILLIAMSBURG, Sept. 22--Williamsburg is sending the following group of young people to the Iowa State University for the coming year:
Ed. Von Hoene, Alfred Kehlenbeck, Max Montgomery, Clarke Blythe, Elizabeth Evans and Earl O'Neil. All these are in either their second or third year. Those entering on their first year are: Merlin Lewis, Veda Jones, Owen Dwilbliss and . Francis Tomasek.
Mr. J. G. Lortz and family left Tuesday for Gary, Indiana, where they will spend the next nine months. Miss Norma will resume he work as trained nurse in Gary, Miss Selma will resume her work as a student in the pharmacy school at Valparaiso, and Mrs. Jewett, who was spending the summer here, will join her husband who is engaged in school work at Chilicothe, Ill.
Remley Hakes died at his home in Hilton township on Wednesday Sept. 16[t]h. The deceased is survived by his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Hakes, one brother, Ralph, and two sisters, Mrs. Albert Roberts and Miss Norma Hakes.
Harris Hull, son of Hon Harry E. Hull spent the week end with friends and relatives here, leaving on Monday for Faribault, Minn, where he enters the Junior year in the Shattuck military school. He was on his return trip from Washington, D. C., where he spent the summer at his home. His father is now the active head of the federal immigration bureau.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church held the first missionary meeting of the Woman's Guild after the summer vacation, on Sept. 17th.
The public school teachers were entertained as guests.
Harry Jones is here from Seattle for a visit with his mother, sister and brother.
Mr. Jones is a "crack" printer and has worked in Seattle for many years. Years ago he was engaged in newspaper work in Williamsburg. The old Williamsburg Tribune was founded by Leo Kinhey and Mr. Jones and it was this property, consolidated with the old "Journal" that left the town with it's "Journal-Tribune"
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Jones returned last week from a visit with relatives at Humeston. On their return they were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Art Steinburger, who visited for a few days at the Jones home. Mr. Jones says that southern Iowa is in fine shape; good roads, good crops, and busines[s] picking up right along.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 6 November 1925; page 1, column 8
DES MOINES, Nov. 6--(AP)-- The state census bureau today announced the population of Iowa county as 18,009, compared with the 1920 federal census of 18,600. The population of Marengo was given as 2,118. Williamsburg 1,289 and North English 838.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Friday, 8 January 1925; page 2, column 5
WILLIAMSBURG, Jan. 8.--Williamsburg mourns the death of Mrs. Ella Edwards Jones, who passed away early Sunday morning in St. Paul, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lillian Neal.
She was born March 22, 1865, near Iowa City. Her parents were Alfred and Winifred Edwards. She was married in September 1920, to Mr. David O. Jones who died in June 1925.
Williamsburg's second Eisteddfod was held on New Year's day at the Congregational church. Both the afternoon and evening sessions were well attended. Much credit is due Lawrence Richards, of Wapello, who is but 11 years old, and won 1st in the violin solo, for ages 12 to 16. There were 6 other contestants, all older, some nearly 17.
The young Married People's club held its regular fortnightly meeting on New Year's eve. At 6:30 a pot-luck dinner was served, after which the hours were spent with cards and dancing.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 8 January 1926; page 5, column 1
WILLIAMSBURG, March 2--The state preliminary declamatory contest was held Friday evening at the high school auditorium. The contestants were from Marengo, Conroy and Williamsburg. Their winners were as follows:
1st--Arthur Long, Williamsburg--"The Christ of the Andes."
2nd--Marie Strub, Marengo--"John Brown."
1st--Kathryn McLennan, Marengo-- Storm's Resolution."
2nd--Gayle Shroder, Williamsburg--"The Great Sacrifice."
1st--Stella Sherlock, Williamsburg--"Friday Afternoon."
2nd--Claire Meyers, Marengo--"Seventeen."
Judges--Mrs. Hoyt Young, Cedar Rapids, C. O. Spriggs, Ottumwa and Miss Dorothy Bates, Ottumwa.
The winners of firsts will represent their respective schools at the state sub district
contest, which will be held March 12.
Miss Margaret Harris, who recently returned from completing her course in home economics at Columbia University has accepted a position in the northern peninsula of Michigan and will leave soon to take charge of the extension work. Her headquarters will be at Marquette, the northern branch of the agricultural college. Miss Harris has been following this line of work for several years, in the best schools in the country.
Delphian Chapter met this week with a good attendance. The lesson was the first of a series on the Function of Art and the Gates of Art Appreciation. Mrs. Edward Gittens was leader and the following reports were given:
"The Qualities of a Work of Art"- Mrs. Chas. Weldin.
"Elements of Visual Art"-- Mrs. Effie Swartzendruber.
"Composition and Form"-- Miss Ella Jones.
"Art as the Expression of the Spirit of the Age"-- Mrs. J. H. Hughs.
"Architecture"--Mrs. W. D. Jones.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Wednesday, 30 June 1926; page 5, columns 1-2
WILLIAMSBURG, June 20--The Willlams-Hoberts-Thomas reunion was held this year in the Henry Williams grove. One hundred and twenty-seven people partook of the picnic dinner at the noon hour. The afternoon, was spent in games and a social time. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Williams and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Will Williams and son, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Williams and family, Mrs. Sarah Williams, Misses Ella and Gertrude, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Roberts and daughter, Mrs. Sam. Roberts and children, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Roberts and children, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stahl and children Mr, and Mrs. George Brobrick, Mr. and Mrs. John Walker and children, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. W. Jones and children, Mrs. Hiram Dee.
From a distance; Miss
Katherine Parry, Marengo, Mr. and Mrs. Will Roberts, Millersburg. Mr. Howard Roberts, North English, Mr. and Mrs. Wade King
and children, Millersburg, Mrs. Morris Williams and son Norris, Marengo, Miss Alda Williams and friends, Miss Miller, Iowa
City, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Thomas and family, Cedar Rapids.
Miss Ella Williams, of Williamsburg and Miss Frances Owen, of Cedar Rapids, music teacher in public schools in Cedar Rapids left last week for the American Institute at Normal Methods at Lake Forest, Ill. The trip was made in Miss Williams' car stopping on the way to visit friends at different places.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monday, 13 September 1926; page 12, columns 4-5
WILLIAMSBURG, Sept. 13--Lewis D. Jones died at his home in Williamsburg, Wednesday, after an illness of six weeks. He was in his 84th year, and death was not unexpected. He was born at Gwynfe, South Wales, in 1843, and came to America in 1865. He was married to Miss Thomas in 1866, and located at Providence, Penn., where he resided five years. They then came to Iowa county and located on a farm three miles north of Williamsburg where they lived. His wife's death occurred in 1883. Mo was again married In 1888, to Mrs. Martha Williams, of Scranton, Penn., and who died in 1917. Of the nine children, the six living are: Mrs. James T. Jones of Tama, Mrs. Catherine Jenkins, Luther, David, Walter and Taliesen, of Williamsburg. He is also survived by a brother and sister at the old home in Wales.
He lived in Williamsburg 26 years and was treasurer of the Congregational church 32 years.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Congregational church, conducted by Rev. Lolyd [Lloyd] Morris, of Cedar Rapids, and Rev. Owen Thomas, of Fontinelle, both distant relatives.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 19 October 1926; page 3 (5 of 14), columns 5-8
WILLIAMSBURG, Oct. 19- Word has come from Crookston, Minnesota, of the death of Dr. W. H. Daniels, which took place Oct. 14 in a St. Paul hospital. No further particulars have been received.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. M. Daniels, commonly called "Tip" Daniels, living three fourth mile east of Williamsburg. He finished the Williamsburg high school course in 1903 and that fall took up the course in medicine at Iowa University, where he was graduated and in 1909 served internship at Louisville, Kentucky. He practiced two years at Hamilton, Iowa and then located at Crookston, Minn., where he has been a successful physician.
He is survived by his wife and son Harris, aged 14, parents, four sisters, Mrs. Marie Mohr, of Florence, Colorado, Mrs. Bessie Gibson, Monticello, Iowa and Mary and Gertrude, of the home, and two brothers, at Crookstone [sic], Sherman a druggist and Jake, a traveling salesman.
WILLIAMSBURG, Oct. 19--The ladies of the Methodist church held their regular monthly social at the church Wednesday afternoon. The room and tables, were elaborately decorated with autumn leav[e]s, bitter-sweet, fruits, nuts, flowers and many other things in keeping with Hallowe'en.
Joe Menary spent a week in Sioux City, attending the Feeder's Stock Show, where he acted as judge. This is the 8th successive year that he has served in this capacity, and is known out there as "The Veteran Judge." He shipped several car loads of cattle back.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Blythe of Des Moines visited at the parental Blythe home the first of the week.
Oct. 10 was the 56th anniversary of Mrs. Fred Scholl's birth, and the event was marked by a family dinner with a few other guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mumm and Mrs. Ralph Mumm drove to Cedar Rapids Monday.
Mrs. Carl Querl underwent a major operation at the Watts hospital Monday.
Miss Esther Hudepohl submitted to an operation for appendicitis Tuesday.
Mrs. John Wiesman is a patient at the Watts hospital.
Rev. Wilbur Doughty, is convalescing from an appendix operation of ten days ago, and had his tonsils removed Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rehfeldt of Victor, motored to Philadelphia to attend the American Legion Convention, and will visit his sister Mrs. Ed. Hiscox in New York.
Herman and Arthur Johnson, of Morris, Ill., stopped here over Sunday and visited at the R. E. Wilson home. They have been touring the west and were on their way home. They are brothers of Oscar Johnson, who was recently a resident of Williamsburg.
Mrs. Uletta Butler, Seaton and baby returned to her home in Millersburg this week after a month's stay at her parents' home.
Mr. F. C. Rock, daughters Florence and Frances and son Donald, drove to Davenport on Wednesday.
Several in this locality had commenced their corn husking, but are not going on with it at present, as they find it softer than they expected.
Mrs. George Windhurst and Miss Dorothy Manor went to Cedar Rapids Thursday, Miss Dorothy returning Thursday night and Mrs. Windhurst going to Iowa City to visit her grand son Owen Dwilbiss an S. U. I. student.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 28 October 1926; page 6 of 16, columns 1-3
WILLIAMSBURG, Oct. 28-- The members of the Congregational church in Williamsburg celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of their church here, on Sunday, Oct 24. The Congregational church was the first church built in Williamsburg. The church society was organized in 1856 and the first church was built three years later. The present church is the third edifice which has been erected. This was built in 1816, on the same site where the others stood. The land was donated by Mr. Richard Williams, for whom the town of Williamsburg was named, and who also donated the ground for school purposes, where the high school and grade school buildings stand.
The three services were attended by a large gathering, people coming from Long Creek, Old Man's Creek, Grinnell, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Those expected from the southern of the state were prevented by Saturdays' rain.
The mornings' service consisted of a short discourse by Dr. P. A.
Johnson, of Grinnell, and the reading of 40 letters, which had come from people who had at one time been members of the
church here. This was a very interesting service, the letters coming from coast to coast. One was received from Mr. W. F.
Harris, recorder of Cook county, Illinois, one from Judge W. D. Evans, Hampton, Iowa, judge of Supreme Court, one from his
brother, John E. Evans, of Pipestone.
Interspersed with the reading of the letters were musical numbers.
At the afternoon meeting the sermon was in Welsh, by Rev. Owen Thomas, of Fontanelle.
The evening's program consisted of a sermon by Dr. P. A. Johnson, of Grinnell, State Supt. of the Congregational church; short talk by Rev. H. N. Poston, pastor of the Presbytreian [sic] church, Williamsburg, a history of the church in Williamsburg, written and read by Mr. David J. Jones, who has been a member 62 years, and senior deacon 31 years. The music was furnished by the choir, with solos by Mrs, Clarence Dane, Miss Martha Powell, Miss Sarah Jones and Miss Lorena Jones. and duets by Mrs. Vincent Owen and Leslie Jones.
The collections for the day amounted to $670,00. This came through taxing the members according to their length of membership.
The first pastor to serve this church was Rev. E. J. Evans, father of Mr. Ed. Evans, Williamsburg and Judge Evans of Hampton. The three oldest members are Judge Evans, his brother John E. Evans, of Pipestone and John Jones Jr. Supt. of schools at Leola, South Dakota.
These three joined in October 1869. The next oldest are Mrs. T. E. Gittens and sister Mrs. Ed. H. Jones, Mrs. Sarah Pugh and brother, Mr. David J. Jones, of Williamsburg. The oldest resident member is Mrs. T. E. Gittens, who has been a member 62 years. She is a daughter or Mr. Richard Williams, who donated the land for the church site. Another daughter, Mrs. Richard Baxter, of What Cheer, was in attendance.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Thursday, 10 January 1927; page 3, columns 1-6
WILLIAMSBURG, Jan. 10--The third annual Eisteddfod was held Monday afternoon and evening at the Congregational church. Both sessions were well attended and the winnings were as follows:
Piano solo, for children under 8[?]--"Ripples"--Joyce Meyer, Brooklyn.
Vocal solo, under 8--"Just Like Grandpa"--Lyle Wayne Evans.
Recitation, under 8--"Mountain and the Squirrell." 1st Margaret Jane Williams, 2nd, James Cook.
Vocal solo for girls under 12 "Away In a Manger" 1st, Ruth Mumm,2nd, Melba Kuch.
Piano solo, under 12--"Witches' Revels"--1st William Jones, 2nd, Melba Kuch.
Recitation--8 to 10--"The Duel," 1st,--Mary Hanson, 2nd Wesley Jones.
Vocal solo--boys under 12--"The Piano," Irwin Schooley, 2nd, Howard Evans.
Violin solo--"Madrigala," no contestant.
Recitation--10 to 12--"The Daffodils," 1st, Melba Kuch, 2nd, Ruth Mumm.
Piano solo, under 17--"To A Wild Rose"--1st, Marion Gittens, 2nd, Lucile Williams.
Vocal solo, under 16--"Just Smiling," 1st, Alma Greenfield, 2nd, Margaret James, 3rd, Marion Gittins.
Violin solo, under 18--"Cavalina"--No contestant.
Recitation--12 to 15--"Columbus," 1st, Gladys Shoemaker, 2nd, Bertilla Driscoll, 3rd, Ruth Mumm.
Piano duet, under 17--"Military March," 1st, Margaret James and Dorothy Pugh, 2nd, Gayle Schroeder and Dorothy Manor.
Recitation, 15 to 18--"The Highway Man"--Juanita Dane.
Soprano and alto duet--" Sing, Sing, Bird on the Wing," 1st, Miss Laurine McCormick and Miss Maxine Close, What Cheer, 2nd, Catherine Jenkins and Flavia Leech, Williamsburg.
Piano solo--"Hungarian," 1st, Mrs. Bert Hanson, 2nd, Gayle Schroeder.
Quartet--"I shall Not Pass This Way Again"--Congregational church.
Recitation, all ages--"The Legend, Beautiful--Etta Arp.
Alto solo--"When Twilight Comes," 1st, Miss Lamina McCormick, 2nd, Mrs. Vincent Owen.
Vocal solo--16 to 20--"Come To The Fair," 1st, Dorothy Manor, 2nd, Miss Maxine Close.
Recitation, any selection --"Over The Bannister" --Flavia Leech, Bettie At The Base Ball Game"--Clara Gorsh, "How Ruby Played," Clell Wilson. Prizes equally divided.
Soprano solo--all ages--"June Is In My Heart"--1st, Miss Ruby Jack, What Cheer, 2nd, Alice Smith, Williamsburg.
Impromptu speech, under 18--1st, "Radio"--Flavia Leech, 2nd, "Farm Relief," Leeland Doland.
Duet, tenor and baritone--" Wyoming"--Wayne Stake, Merlyn Edwards.
Baritone solo--"I Pass By Your Window"--1st, Edmund Rock, 2nd, Leslie Jones.
Impromptu speech, for all--"Should The State of Iowa Tax Batchelors?" J. P. Gallagher, "The Weather," Flavia Leech, "How To Be Happy," Irvin Schooley, "Good Roads," Clell Wilson. Prizes equally divided.
Tenor solo--"Indian Dawn" Clarence McShane.
Double Quartet--"Thanks Be To God"--Congregational church
Judges of Music--Prof. J. T. Duncan, Cedar Rapids.
Adjudicator of Literature--Miss Dora Jensen, J. P. Gallagher.
Conductor--Rev. John A. Pritchard.
Accompanist--Mrs. Edward Gittins.
Mrs. Jake Daniels of Crookston, Minnesota, is recuperating at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rusbult, following a major surgical operation several weeks ago.
Miss Mary Flanagan, returned Tuesday to her work as student at Teachers' College, Des Moines, after spending the holiday vacation at her home.
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Maher and baby of Gilmore City and Miss Florence Rock, of Des Moines spent last week at the parental Rock home.
Miss Catherine Evans left Sunday for Northwood where she teaches in the high school.
Miss Elizabeth Evans returned Monday evening to S. U. I. after spending the holiday vacation at her home.
Miss Cecile Jones and Miss Geraldine Foster returned Monday to their school duties at Conroy, after enjoyinging [sic] the vacation at their homes.
Miss Norma Hakes has been a shut in for a few days with a severe boil, but is now again in her shop.
Mrs. Ed. W. Jones has been ill, but improving.
Mrs. Nell Hanson came over from Iowa City and enjoyed a visit during the holidays with her child.
Miss Alean Flanagan, a registered nurse at Iowa City and her sister, Miss Myrtle Flanagan, of Cedar Rapids spent the holidays in the parental Flanagan home.
A new furnace has been installed in St. John's school, Iowa township.
Miss Lyla Nash, who teaches in the Riverton school came home for the holiday vacation, and developed a case of mumps. She is still confined to her home, but hopes to resume her school work next week.
Miss Roberta Nash student nurse at S, U. I. returned Sunday to her work after a several day's visit at her home.
Len Morrin, who fills a position with the Studebaker Corporation in Chicago, came home for a holiday visit.
Mrs. Evan Jones and daughter, Florence, were Cedar Rapids visitors Tuesday.
Mr. Joe Childers of Waterloo, was a New Year's guest at the Fred School home.
Mrs. R. W. Childress and Mrs. Ezra Swartzendruber spent Tuesday in Cedar Rapids.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Johnson were holiday guests of Mrs. Johnson's sister, Miss Addie Berry, in North English.
Joe Driscoll was a holiday visitor with his mother at Coralville.
Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Worth spent the holidays in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gorsch and children visited relatives in Marengo Saturday.
Misses Minnie and Etta Arp were home from Cedar Rapids during the holidays.
Miss Blodwin Roberts of Cedar Rapids, spent part of the roliday [sic] period with her mother.
Mrs. M. W. Lloyd returned Sunday from Detroit, where she spent the holiday period with her husband, Dr. Lloyd, serving as internship in a hospital there. Mrs. Mrs. [sic] Lloyd resumed her work as principal in the Conroy Schools, Monday.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Saturday, 5 March 1927; page 5, column 6-7
WILLIAMSBURG, March 3--Superintendent and Mrs. K. C. Smith entertained the eighteen teachers of the Williamsburg public school, at their home. Tuesday evening. A three course dinner was served at 6:30 o'clock on small tables, daintily decorated in pink and green. The evening was spent in a social time.
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Roberts were surprised by a group of relatives and friends on Tuesday evening, the occasion being their 34th wedding anniversary. The affair was Ralph Walters and Mrs. Clifford Butler, and other daughters, Mrs. Irwin Jones and Mrs. Harold Walters. Games were played during the evening, and a fine luncheon was served from the contents of the baskets brought by the guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert's have lived their lives in Iowa county. Mr. Roberts came from Wales to Iowa county when a few months old, and Mrs. Roberts was born in the county, at Geona Bluffs. They wove married in Marengo, in 1893 and the home was made on a farm in Sumner township. Sixteen years ago they moved to Williamsburg where they have since resided, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts have always been prominent in church and civic affairs. Those present Tuesday evening, were Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Will Hakes, whose 34th wedding anniversary falls on the same date, Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Jones, and children, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walters and children, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Walters and son, Mr. an[d] Mrs. J. J. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. H. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. J. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Roberts and children, Mr. and Mrs. Sam D. Roberts and children, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Thomas and children, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Williams, and son, Mrs. Charles Kessler and Mr. Will Thomas.
Members of St. Mary's Altar society sponsored a card party, held in the K. P. hall Tuesday evening. Five hundred was played and ice cream, cake an[d] coffee were served.
The regular meeting of
Chapter C. N. P. E. O. was held on Tuesday March 1st at the home of Mrs. Lettie Harrington.
Officers were elected for the ensuing year as follows:
President--Mrs. Luella Lewis.
Vice president--Mrs. Bertha Blythe.
Recording Secretary--Mrs. Irene Roberts.
Corresponding Secretary-Miss May Williams.
Treasurer--Miss Miriam Jones.
Chaplain-Mrs. Jane Welsh.
Guard--Mrs. Anna Evans.
As president of the chapter, Mrs. Luella Lewis was chosen a delegate to the state convention at Ames[?] March 21--24, and Mrs. Miriam Jones was elected as alternate delegate.
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Wednesday, 30 March 1927
page 4, column 5-6
WILLIAMSBURG. March 30--Funeral services for Attorney R. W. Pugh were held Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. N. Poston, and interment was at Oak Park cemetery, where the services were in charge of the Masonic Lodge, of which he had long been a member.
Mr. Pugh was a prominent member of the local bar, an able, energetic and public spirited citizen, and justly held in the highest esteem and respect.
He was born on a farm near Muscatine, August 29, 1855. His parents were Jonathan G. and Harriett V. Pugh, natives of Ohio. He was educated in the public schools, the Bloomfield academy, the Iowa City academy and the State University of Iowa, from which he graduated in law in 1886. After being admitted to the bar he located in located in Williamsburg, where he has since practiced continuously. He was the oldest attorney in Iowa county, in point of years of active practice, and was recognized as an able and successful lawyer. His knowledge of the principals underlying the laws and his skill in applying them to the exegencies of a case, won him the respect of his colleagues. He was major of Williamsburg in 1887 and from 1898 to 1900 served as county attorney. He was married, Dec. 24, 1888 to Miss Mary H. Long of Williamsburg, and they the parents of four children.
Mr. Pugh has always taken a deep interest in anything pertaining to the public schools and since 1888 has served as secretary of the school board. Since that time the school system has been made second to none in the state, and a modern high school building has been erected at a cost of $25,000.
He was well known fraternally, belonging to Stallopolis [Stellapolis] Lodge No. 391, A. F. and A. M.; Troy Chapter No. 117 R. A. M.; Williamsburg chapter No. 151, O. E. S.; Williamsburg Camp. No. 5869, M. W. A. and Charity Homestead No. 930, B. A. Y. He had long been a member of the Presbyterian church. He was the oldest of a family of ten, and is survived by his wife, two sons, Robert and John, of Williamsburg, two daughters Mrs. Robert Yarcho, of Des Moines and Miss Helen, of Williamsburg, three brothers and five sisters.
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Tuesday, 29 November 1929; page 8, column 3-5
The Ford Garage of William[s]burg owned and operated by D. C. Toomey was sold this week by Mr. Toomey to Mr. Swartzendruber and Mr. Yoder of Kalona and Possession passes at once.
Mr. Toomey had been handling the Ford business in Williamsburg for the past four years and during that time has made a big success. He has not made known his plans for the future, but says that he intends to take a respite for a time at least from work. It is to be hoped that he and his family will remain in Williamsburg, where in the past four years they have entered so largely into the business educational and social activities of the community.
Dr. S. A. Moffett, a missionary for thirty-one years in Pyeng Yang, Korea, arrived in Williamsburg Thursday night and visited until Saturday morning at the home of Mrs. Thos. E. Gittins and her daughter, Miss Ann. Dr. Moffett went from Indiana in 1889 and was sent by the Mission Board to the field of Korea where he, in company with Dr. Lee were pioneers in mission work in that country. He has witnessed the initial Christian work in Korea into the phenomenal proportion that it has resumed today and in all this he has been a large part. He is now home on a years' furlough, leaving Korea in July, commissioned as a delegate to the pre-war conference. A reception was given in his honor at the home of Mrs. Gittins Friday afternoon. Miss Ann Gittins and Mr. Moffett were co-laborers in the same mission station at Pyeng Yang. They were in Korea during the stirring time and scenes of March 1, 1919, and were eye- witnesses to the heart-rendering scenes that were brought on by the strained relations between the Japanese and Koreans. Dr. Moffett spoke at the Presbyterian church Friday evening. He left Saturday morning for a Sunday appointment in Fort Dodge.
Rev. R. Ames Montgomery, Prest [sic] of Parsons college filled the pulpit of the Presbyterian church Sunday morning and evening.
Mr. and Mrs. John Yates and granddaughter, Elizabeth Tales, have left for Dalvina, Florida, to spend the winter.
Mr. Milo Black has returned from Winnipeg to spend the winter here among his old friends and neighbors. He runs an extensive farm near Winnipeg and each year after the harvesting, threshing and marketing, he returns to Iowa to await the opening of the spring in the northern land.
Mrs. Evan W. Edwards and Mrs, Elizabeth Harris returned from Cumberland, Saturday night where they have been visiting their sister, Mrs. Hughes, who is ill.
Miss Rachel Williams, who is teacher of music in the public schools of Shenandoah spent the week end with her relatives in town.
The crew of men who are to slate the roof of St. Mary's church have arrived and are now at work. It is a tedious job as all of the slate must be separated according to size and color, and the time required on the work will be five or six weeks with good weather.
Mrs. Freeman Smith visited recently at Moulton wiwth [sic] her son, Rev. Natter Smith and family.
F. W. Tomasek was a business caller at Parnell on Wednesday.
Dr. and Mrs. D. C. Brockman
visited this week with Mrs. M. Brown of the Leader Store, sister of Mrs. Brockman.
Mrs. H. P. Edwards returned home Wednesday from a two weeks visit at the home of her son Aubrey at Garden Grove, Iowa.
Williamsburg has a good chance securing the Pershing highway if proper steps are taken. The agent of the Pershing Highway Association has been in town several times to consult with the business men in regard to the matter. He tells us we are in the most favorable route for the road. This highway runs from Winnipeg to New Orleans and will be one of the main north and south roads through the country.
A big meeting was held in Fairfield the other day at which time our townsman, Mr. H. A. Dunlap, was elected president of the road for the section between Williamsburg and Fairfield. The Community club will hold a meeting Tuesday evening in the Interests of the Pershing Highway.
Mr. Thos. G. Williams was out from Iowa City Tuesday and spent a day with his brother. W. G. Williams of Evansville.
Mr. Williams is planning to leave soon for Florida to spend the winter.
Miss Mae Keegan came down from Cedar Rapids Tuesday for a week's visit with her sister and brother west of town.
Rev. and Mrs. W. F. Vanderlip and the Superintendent of the Sigourney schools were up on Wednesday and spent the afternoon with Rev. G. J. Schillerstrom in a conference on church work and methods.
Mrs. Williams Setzer of Amana recently visited her daughter, Mrs. F. C. Schadt.
W. L. Williams, the school janitor sold his crop of honey last week to Mr. Johnson of Webster and received more than $600. "Janitor Bill," as his friends call him, has bees as one of his side lines and he has made a success of bee culture. His honey is always of a high standard and commands a high price.
Walter Gallagher, the nephew of the editor man, is on the staff of the Williamsburg Journal-Tribune. Walter is an ambitious, lovable boy, and he says it is his desire to know the ins and outs of the newspaper business. We think there must be something in the name of Gallagher to be able to put cheer and war[m]th and life in a paper. Anyway it goes right on from uncle to nephew.
Fred Newkirk of York township finished husking his 5,000 bushels of corn last week. This is not so remarkable itself, but when it is remembered that the Newkirk farm picked and barreled 6,000 it is at once plain that every one at Newkirks works.
Evan Williams, of Evansville left Wednesday for California to spend the winter with his daughter, at El Centro.
Iowa City Press- Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Monsay, 21 August 1929; page 2, column 5
SOLON Mr. Richard D. Evans, 80, resident of this vicinity for many years, died at his home eight miles west of here Sunday evening. Mr. Evans had been in falling health for several weeks.
Mr. Evans was born in North Wales and moved to this country when a young man.
In addition to his widow, Margaret, he is survived by four daughters, Margaret at home; Mrs. Elias Jones of Williamsburg; Mrs. William Slaymaker of Marengo and Mrs. James Davis of Iowa City; one son, Roger of Williamsburg. One Daughter, Mrs. Omer Smith preceded him in death as did one son, Edward John, who died in infancy.
The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Williamsburg and burial will be in the Williamsburg cemetery. The remains are at the family home.