A baby daughter comes into the family at the Watson home.
A young lad who tips the scale at ten pounds is making his head
quarters at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Boehner.
Rev. Fleming performs the ceremony that unites Violet Shank and
W. Hunt. Miss Lizzie Guilford and J. E. Cleaver are united in wedlock
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Strahan and Mr. E. A. Stone and Mrs.
Marshall are tied by the same tie.
Mrs. Mc Curdy dies.
A. C. Fulton, the husband of Jennie Cain, who were married in Malvern
but a short time ago dies at his home in Texas.
Dr. W. H. Otis, the attending physician for the Whiteside children
having the diphtheria, takes the disease himself and his own life is
taken in the conscientious discharge of the duties of his profession.
Mr. G. W. Ewing and Mr. Hertz are two more added to the death list
Rev. Chas. Merwin, an early settler and home builder in the village,
a worthy helper in advancing the moral tone of life in our community,
dies at his later home at Tabor.
Jan. 3, 1892. Ben Dick is now proprietor of the Malvern Mills, and
Will Mitchiner keeps the candy parlors.
Wm. E. Kline is elected teacher to fill vacancy.
Senator elect A. J. Chantry goes to Des Moines to take his seat in the
general assembly and Thomas M. Britt as our representative.
Friends and neighbors get together and help Uncle John Chambers
celebrate his 73rd birthday and report a royal time visiting and
Harry Thomas’ new brick building is completed, and divided with the
barber shop on one side and Henry Baird will study out his law
decisions on the other.
Prof. Willey dies and a wide circle of friends mourn the going out
of his life, the body is taken to Mt. Pleasant.
Mrs. Josiah Leek and C. J. R. Abbott, one of our business men, are
taken to the residing place of the dead.
Prof. Hamilton builds a home.
The annual meeting of the County Sunday School Association meets at
Malvern. The entertainment committee are Mesdames Barnes, Leighty,
Hough and DuShane.
H. T. Richmond rents the new Byers Building. John W. Dyson resigns
his position at the Post Office after faithful service of three
Y. M. C. A. rooms dedicated to their use November 13, 1892, with
interesting ceremonies. G. W. Wyant moves into his new home he has
Death calls Mrs. J. P. Retelsdorf and funeral service is held by
Father Cook in the Catholic Church, July 18, 1893.
Mrs. S. M. Lewis sells millinery business to Amaret and Clara Place.
Frank Bridges comes home for a visit with his mother, and brings a
wife home with him.
Gus Borene our meat market man gets a wife, Miss Sofa Carlson.
Miss Marion Black leaves home and friends to take up home missionary
work in under direction of Presbyterian board of Missions.
Chas E. Crow, a Malvern boy is dead at Casper, Wyoming, from
accident, is the decision of the jury.
Helen Hunter, the daughter of
S. C. Hunter dies today, a young and promising life is taken.
M. F. Beckwith and family move to Malvern into their lately
purchased home on east hill. Prof. M. Lewis, wife and daughter
depart today for southern California. They will be missed in
business, school and church circles.
Friends help Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cully celebrate their silver
wedding. The pastors of the churches are Watson, Brown and Brewer.
W. B. Wilson, Uncle Billy, as his friends were wont to call him, dies
here today. With his family they came to Malvern only about a month
ago for school privileges, and rest from the arduous duties of the
farm and death calls. His body is taken to the burial place at
Wesley Chapel Church, of which he was a charter member.
Ralph Brothers is the man at the post office wicket.
At John Hollins home his daughter May, is married to E. E. Bosworth.
S. Wainwright locates at Waldo, Ark., and his family leave for a new
abiding place. A. E. Cook sells his residence to Geo. B. Foulks and
W. E. Kline buys the first building erected in the town for a home.
Wm. McCoy, our blacksmith for many years, sells his shop to Reed
Graves and John Shaw, and goes to the farm.
The death list is heavy, Mrs. Hertz the widow of Mr. Hertz who
lately died is herself taken.
The little sons of C. Larison and
Major Barnes are both taken. J. C. Herbert’s remains are brought
from Blue Springs, Nebr., to Malvern, his pioneer home for burial
and Ben Garman, after a brave fight is forced to give up and answer
Twenty three years have gone into the past since the dedication of
the first M. E. Church and now this 17th day of December, 1893. a
new one has been erected and is to be dedicated and set apart as a
place of divine worship. Rev. J. F. St. Clair takes the place of
Bishop Bowman for the service.
September, 1894, C. H. Leighty sells his residence property to
G. W. Wyant. Sophia Retelsdorf and Susie Schaeffer go into the millinery
J. H. Burks & Co., the new Real Estate firm, sell Wilbur McCabes
residence to J. P. Smith.
James Evans is clerking for the Cully Dry Goods Co. Officers elect
of the Y. M. C. A.: President, Geo. Cleaver; 1st -V. P., S. C.
Hunter; 2nd V. P., Dr. C. A. Love; Secretary, C. E. Holmes;
Treasurer, C. B. Christy.
Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Schancks become residents of Malvern.
U. G. King and Lillie Johnson are quietly married.
The old settlers annual picnic and visit is on at the Fair grounds.
An interesting exhibit of gathered relics of old times and way back
articles use in the home and on the farm was interesting, showing
what progress had been made for betterment.
Hartley Taylor goes as a student at the military training school at
Faribault, Minn. Mr. E. A. Stone buys the ten acre tract of land and
home of Mrs. Thomas Bonham in the Peaceville suburb.
Aunt Susan Smith, Uncle Peter’s widow, dies at the Gordon House.
Rev. D. C. Morris is pastor at the Christian Church.
Mrs. D. H. Thompson dies.
A bouncing boy comes to stay and have his picture taken by Mr. and
The fire boys have their first actual experience on the fire at the
Attorney Cook and family are nicely located in their new home on
Marion Avenue, A Stock Co. have erected a fine brick building on the
corner of First Avenue and 5th Street, 25 feet wide and 110 feet
Bank robbers use explosives and create great destruction in the
Farmers National Bank, loss in money and damage to vault and safe
over five thousand dollars.
The frequency of these midnight prowlers, necessitates a night watch
and Walter Uttvits is appointed by town council and business men.
The fire boys have an amateur play on at the opera house and the
community express their appreciation and good will by a crowded
A chapter of the order of the Eastern Star is organized, Mrs. Sena
Gidley, Worthy Matron; Associates Mrs. J. T. Ward and Miss
Geo. Mellor adds 25 feet to his store room and has associated with
him Mr. C. S. Royce from Carson, and put in a stock of drugs under
firm name of Mellor & Royce. F. C. Harris is bookkeeper for the Neck
D. E. Whitfield and family after a trial of absence from Malvern and
residence at Superior, Wis., return to the scenes and associations of
their early years of life.
Mr. C. S. Lawson of Council Bluffs comes down and takes away our
post office assistant, Miss Rose Maybee.
The ceremony of the binding tie is at the home of her sister, Mrs.
At the home of her mother, Miss Abbie Merwin and Mr. Will F.
Chambers take upon themselves the marriage vows.
R A. Wills moves into his Peaceville property.
July 22, 1894. The sad news soon spread that Eddie, the bright
young son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Ward, was drowned at the White Cloud
Mill. It was too true. No human eye saw the water engulf the 1ad. His
fishing tackle was lying upon the bank, his hat was found in a quiet
eddy of the water and these gave to the anxious searchers an
intimation of his fate. A large seine was dragged through the deep
channel and the lifeless body was found.
At the annual dinner of Milton Summers Post, January 5th, 1895, the
following officers were elected: John DuShane, P. C.;
H.. Barnes, S.
Julius Shay, J V. C.;. John Dull, Q. M.; C. W.
Black, Chaplain; H. H
Woodrow, Q. D.; Isaac Dice, 0. G.; J. B. Welpton, Adjt.;
Q .M.S.; P. Hambsch, S. M.; J, S. Criswell, Sergt.; John Suits, Color
H.E. Schaeffer sells furniture business to Mr. W. H. Crose
Shenandoah. Mr. S. Burrus after an absence from Malvern for a while
returns and buys out Mr. Ring who wishes to make a change.
With the Current Topic Club and The Social Club of the older ones,
to keep the mind in good working order, the High School students
also organize a literary club for recreation and improvement; Amos
Bonham President, Guy Welpton Vice President Maud Wyant Secretary;
Will Evans Treasurer.
The Leighty's sell the Corner Grocery to C. M. Pearson and Wm. Totten of Griswold.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Stone in Peaceville precinct
occurs today the marriage of their daughter Nellie E. Marshall
Wal1ace W. Donner.
A new bank is organized by J. C. Taylor and A. J. Wearin as the
Mills County Savings Bank.
Spring election for city officers: John DuShane Mayor, W. E. Kline
Recorder, Jas. J. Wilson Treasurer, W. A. Crow and C. E. Holmes new
Councilmen, were elected. James Clark succeeds Walter Uttvits as
Mixie Cunningham was kicked today by a colt rendering necessary a
trepanning operation by Drs. Campbell and Love.
S. C. Hunter & Co. sell the Leader plant to E. B. Brown,
Bert Mulholland and Clyde Wills, under firm flame of E. B. Brown & Co.
Mr. Brown takes up his same old work again.
D. T. Wyant and Miss Anna E. Bentley are married today April 3rd,
1895 at the home of the bride’s mother.
Mr. W. S. Potts and family move from Sidney to Malvern. W. A.
Beckett receives his appointment to a position in the railway mail
Miss Laughlin opens up a studio in the new building and gives
instruction in painting and drawing.
S. B. Barnes purchases Prof. Hamilton’s home and Mrs. Uttvits buys
Mrs. Sam Campbell’s residence. Charlie Larison after 17 years at the
barber’s chair sells out his interest in the business and his home
to John Uttyits.
Teachers elect: W. E. Kline, principal, May Miller, Assistant
Principal, Maud Norton, Addie Welpton, Miss Powell and
Florence Ockerson of the grades.
The running team of the fire boys are Gord Jones, John Perdue, Frank
Degenhart, Ralph Brothers, Geo. Pace, Ed Scott, Clyde Wills, Bert
Mulholland, Chas. Brothers, Bert Crumb, Ralph Roberts, Charles
Cleaver, Nobe Smith, Frank Higgins, Paul Retelsdorf, Frank
Churchill, Will Jackson, Harry Landis, Chas. Totten, Fred
Mulholland, Geo. Cleaver.
Geo. LaFrance is the new helper at the forge in Gene Bushnell’s
Miss Lillian Betts and Mr. F. H. Parker of Chicago are married at
the home, The Cottage, today May 14, 1895.
Miss May Baird and Dr. B. A. Price are married at the Baird home.
Miss Pearl Mellor and Brent K. Yates of Omaha have the wedding march
played for them.
J. D. Paddock and Co. assigns for benefit of creditors.
Another couple wed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Wills, June
5th. their daughter Eva to Charles Wainwright and they go to Waldo,
The wife of Rev. E. W. Brown is taken by that grim reaper death. The
beautiful and loving words in memoriam of her life while in our
shows the esteem in which she was held.
Dr. I. U. Parsons of Council Bluffs takes care of the patients of
Drs. Scott and Love while they are having an outing, and he likes
our people so well that he becomes a permanent resident.
The graduating class for 1895, Maud Wyant, Sadie Paddock, Maggie
Crow Lillie Crow, Stella Layton, Albin Byers, Ona Bentley, Mina
Morford, Forest Chantry, Amos Bonham, Guy Welpton, Gay Smith and
The creamery burned last night, nearly a total loss, no insurance
and nothing much saved for Mr. Norton or for Mr. Clark who lived in
the upper part and who barely escaped with their lives. It is a
great loss to Mr. Norton and to the business interests of the town.
Jacob Konefka is a veteran at the brick yard as a temperer of the
clay, having been at it 21 years.
The children and friends of E. R. Graves help them to celebrate
their golden wedding day.
L. W. Boehner and A. B. Hawkins purchase the Cold Storage plant and
form a company, A. B. Hawkins, President; Fred Boehner, Secretary
and L. W. Boehner, Treasurer. The property invested for other uses
utilized and still be of value to the town and community.
Little Edna Scott has a gathering of about thirty of her little
companions to make merry her 8th birthday anniversary.
Fred Borene and Miss Lucy Carlson and quietly married and Miss
Maggie E. Schaffer and Mr. Wm. J. Tyner decide to walk the ways of
Greenwood & Morse sell lumber yard to J. C. Taylor and S. B. Barnes.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Smith the marriage of their
daughter Stella to Mr; J. 0. Hamaker.
Miss Hattie Birdsall of Emerson is elected teacher to fill vacancy.
Frank Beam, for several years the popular agent at the Wabash,
resigns to pursue studies in the dental department of the State
University. Dakin Miller has come to prominence in baseball circles
Mr. W. S. Potts is checked in as agent at the Q. V. W. Beeson of
Missouri, a new corner, a blacksmith, leases a shop of Gibson.
September 1895, Guy Welpton, Curtis Munger and Frank Goodwin
students at Tabor.
Improvements and buildings planned and in course of erection: E. A.
Stone at Peaceville in town, Mrs. Bishop, Wm. Kneeland, B. F.
Barnet. V. W. Beeson J. T. Ward A. J. Wearin, J. C. Taylor, Frank
Miss Adelle Gibson of Marne is teacher for vacancy. 320 is the
enrollment at the school.
Fred Stone takes unto himself a wife, Miss Iva E. Talley.
The fire department boys produce the play at the opera house entitled
Bound by an Oath,” with the following caste: Wm. Wortz, Chas.
Brothers, Will Morris, Fred Mulholland, Harry Landis, Miss Carrie
Wills, Mabel Barrack, Sophia Retelsdorf and Ida Morris.
John Perdue is our faithful night watch. J. H. Watson is the name of
the new agent at the Omaha and St. Louis.
A. B. Adams enters the ministry and his first charge is at Magnolia,
Iowa. T. W. Finch and family move to Malvern.
Miss Lena Laughlin, a former teacher here, dies at College
Charles F. Goodwin is taken sick while on a visit to his brother
Frank at Missouri Valley and his eyes are closed in the sleep of
death. He has been an active business man here for a quarter of a
century, and a wide circle of friends will miss him from his
accustomed place as well as the dear ones in his home.
At a meeting of stockholders of the Fair Association, October 19th,
1895, the following officers and directors were elected: J. M. Strahan, President;
H. A. Norton, Vice president; I. .J. Swain,
secretary; John Dyson, Treasurer; W. L. Summers, Marshal; and
directors M. L. Evans, W. G. White, W. C. Swarts, J. B. Fickel, W. G.
Summers, L.C. Stevenson, R .S. Vestal, W. R. Johnson, H. H. Woodrow,
E. A. Stone, Sherman Jones, J. M. Kline and A. J. Kronsbien.
Mr. H. T. Beattie buys the merchandise stock of T. P. Hamm
in as a citizen of Malvern.
Mr. Pearson sells his grocery business to the Totten Brothers.
A. B. Henry is the new clerk at Munger and Goodwin’s.
Old Dan, Paddock’s horse dies at the age of twenty three years,
possibly of a broken heart that he could not be of any more service
to his masters.
Miss Sadie Anderson is typewriter in Baird’s law office. Charlie
Adams who has been in charge of the Cottage for a long time resigns
Mr. Arthur Leighty and Mabel Kline get a license to marry.
Miss Gilliland holds the office of County Superintendent of Schools.
Our citizens R. A. and W. W. Wills and wives celebrate their
thirtieth wedding anniversary, both couples being married the same
U. G. King buys an acre lot in Strahans addition to Malvern. Geo.
Cleaver buys Mrs. Anna Wing’s residence property.
James Churchill is running the old Seeger Mill grinding feed and
sawing cottonwood lumber and manufacturing egg cases.
W. H. Buckley, our well liked agent leaves Malvern for a position on
the C. B. & Q. at Lovilla, Iowa.
Charlie Adams has the contract for transfer of the mails..
Mr. A. J. Wearin and family move into their elegant new home and with
their fine home they build a barn to correspond in all its
Mr. W. H. Crose succeeds Mr. Buckley as President of Y. M. C. A. Mrs.
Betts sells the Cottage Hotel to Mr. G. A. Averill from Corning. Mrs.
Betts the retiring landlady has a large circle of friends who are
wishing she might remain.
Christmas at the Churches was observed to the great delight of the
little ones and their pleasure was contagious with the older ones.
January, 1896, 0. J. Davis succeeds Mr. Watson as agent at the
J. B. Fickel and family of Anderson Township are stopping with us as
residents for a while.
At the residence of Mrs. R. J. Bentley occurs today the marriage
of her daughter Ona, to Mr. Walter Uttvlts.
Installation of officers of Eastern Star and Silver Urn Lodges.
Installation of Eastern Star conducted by Mrs. L. W Tubbs, P. M. Mrs.
Sena Gidley Matron, H. A. Norton Patron, Mrs. J. B. Weipton A. M.,
Miss Minnie Jones Secretary, Mrs. E. J. Aistrope Treasurer, Mrs.
S. Royce Conductress, Mrs. W J. C. Smith A. C., Mrs. G. B. Foulks,
Ada, Miss Alice Brothers, Ruth; Mrs. M. Cunningham, Esther,
Mrs. H. H. Woodrow, Martha; Mrs. H. A. Norton, Electa; Mrs.
John DuShane Chaplain; J. T. Ward, Marshal; Mrs.
Emma Young, Organist Mrs.
Carrie Donner, Warder; J. D. Barrack, Sentinel. Officers of Silver
Urn installed by L. B. Hixon. H. A. Norton, W. M;; M. Cunningham, S.
W.; J. B. We1pton, J. W; Thos. Paul, Treasurer; J. T. Ward,
Secretary; H. H. Woodrow, S. D.; W. E. Kline, J. D.; James Jones, S.
S.; John Suits, J. S.; I. W. Skadan, Tyler.
0.J. Davis buys the Ed Morse property.
News comes today of the death of G. T. Donner at his home in
Portland, Oregon. This vicinity was his boyhood home, and for many a
prominent business man of the town and serving a term as post master.
McKibbin takes John Perdue’s place as night watch and John buys the
dray line of Charlie Adams.
Henry V Evans answers the roll call of death at his home in
Malvern, and Mrs. John Miller after many years as an invalid and
sufferer is taken in the funeral procession to the place of the dead.
(Continued next week.)
The passing of the old for the new. The erection of the early church
buildings by the Methodist and the Baptist people, met the needs of
the day, but advancement and progress of the Christian work and added
numbers, made it necessary to enlarge and build better temples for
the Lord’s service. In regular order of time we failed to make
mention of the building by the Baptist people of their new house of
worship, the corner stone of which was laid on October 19th, 1893,
and fully completed and dedicated on Sunday, July 15th, 1894. An
event of great interest not alone to its own people but to all within
the radius of its influence for good.
Ten couples of our young people have a leap year party at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wearin, in the country. The young ladies were the
guiding hands in the program. The boys parted their hair in the
middle, and some donned the bloomer costume. It was a great event for
Citizen W. A. Crow finishes the Journey of this life.
Mr. D. W. Harvey and Mrs. Anna Marsh are married at the Baptist
James Maguire and Mike Lee are watchmen at the crossing of the
railroads. Mr. Geo. S. Wilson receives the appointment as Postmaster
and April 15th, 1896, takes possession.
The bright manly son of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Whitfield is taken by
that scourge, scarlet fever.
Mrs. Luella Miller buys residence of Jess Smith on Marlon Avenue.
A surprise party on Harry Wilson by his sisters Etta and Bertha
inviting in their friends, Grace Landis Gertie Finch, Lulu Totten,
Pearl Ewing, Alice Bentley, Nettle Weller, Maud Wyant, Cora Smith,
Bessie Weller, Arva Burrus, Fenno Smith, Dell Schaffer Ben
Montgomery, John Uttvirs Harry Landis, Charley Cleaver, Harry
Boston, Harlan Porter, Charlie Boles. Bessie Wills, Alice Dull
and Katie Wilson served the refreshments after which the games of youth.
The Y. M. C. A., on account of limited numbers and financial aid are
forced to give us the good work and close the doors. Heroic and
consecrated service have been gives by the few, but not enough in
number to keep the wheels in motion and the lights brightly burning.
J. A. Black succeeds J. A Tyler in the grocery business. Mrs.
E.J. Aistrope buys the residence of Mr. Mitchener and Shannon the artist
sell to Mr. Moores of Afton.
C. E. Burres is the new agent at the Q. and H. A. Conent succeeds
Will Chambers as operator.
Malvern is made a distributing point for the Standard Oil Co.
Extensive improvements are being made to the Cottage Hotel by Mr.
Averill, the new owner.
Miss Dora Alexander, Miss Lillie Chantry and Miss Florence Kiskadon
are added to the teachers list.
Jess Smith for eighteen years with the Boehner Store, resigns. His
friends and customers will miss him from behind the counters of the
The high school graduates for 1896: Lora A. Hamilton, Geo. Masters, Addie Ward, Daisy Bartley, Leonard Wilkinson, Katie Cottrell, Leo Gordon, Marie Christy, Mamie
Hamilton, Melvin Hensley and Jessie Place.
Miss Mattie Wilson is on duty at the Post office wicket.
Mrs. Ruth Roberts purchases a home on Marion Avenue. Mrs. Wearin
trades Mr. G. W. Wyant some bank stock for his home on Marion Avenue.
W. W. Wills is tendered a position on the custodians force at the
State Capitol and moves with his family to Des Moines.
The Cully Dry Goods Co. are forced, by the closeness of the times and
dull trade to suspend business.
The beautiful home of J. C. Taylor is complete and the f take
At the home of Mrs. Ewing, her daughter Pearl and Ben Montgomery are
united in marriage.
Mrs. Sena Gidley and Mr. A. H. Dolph were quietly married yesterday
at the home of the bride in Malvern, Rev. E. W. Brown officiating.
Mr. W. H. Crose and family remove from Malvern to Shenandoah. Their
removal is objected to very strongly by a wide circle of friends and
business neighbors and they change their mind, and soon return again.
The Malvern fire boys at the firemen’s tournament at Marshalltown
come out with honor and well up towards the top in cash prizes, and
on their return home were tendered a reception and a banquet at the
Cottage that made them proud.
The death of an honored citizen Mr. H. Barnes is announced this
morning after quite a long illness. Mr. Barnes came here to Malvern
In 1873, and has taken an active part in business, and in the up-building of its temporal affairs, and moral and religious life.
Nobe Smith buys the grocery stock of C. C. Baird.
John Baird gets contract to operate the Standard Oil Station at this
Mr. Baker of firm of Baker and Kneeland retires from the business and
the junior member will run the race alone.
Grandma Hopper, a resident of Malvern since 1880, dies at her home here.
Mrs. W. S. Cooper is teacher for the new room added to the public
Mr,. H. Barnes sells her home to Mrs. Robt. Plumb.
Malvern boys are out as winners in sporting contests. Harry and
Charlie Cleaver in wheel races, Frank Weatherhead in shooting matches,
Fred and Bert Mulholland win doubles in tennis.
An important business change, The Farmers National Bank business is
taken up by the Mills County Savings Bank, The Farmers National Bank,
who go into voluntary liquidation is one of the oldest business
houses of the town, started as a private bank by W. D. Evans in 1871.
A. Hershey one of the stand patters of Malvern history from its
beginning, with wife and niece
Miss Jessie Place move to Des Moines, Iowa.
W. G. Bingaman and family after a year’s residence in Pennsylvania,
return to Malvern.
H. F. Richmond buys the home of John McKibben.
Mr. Frank B. Hough while on a visit with friends at taken ill, and
the end of life soon comes. He was loved for his noble Christian
Mr. W. D. Wilson of Kingsley Ia., buys the old established business
of Munger and Goodwin. It removes an old landmark when the sign of
Munger & Goodwin is taken down.
Mrs. Rachael Suhr and A. F. Clay are married.
W. H. Replogle is the Jeweler at the W. D. Wilson Drug Store. Mr.
C. Harris buys the Clearer home on Short Street.
Robert Plumb an honored citizen of the County, dies today, September
16, 1896, at his home in Malvern
Rev. A. A. Wallburn is the new pastor of M. E. Church.
Geo. E. Pace is building a home on the old site of Roose &
The mother of W. A. Barkus dies at his home in Malvern.
Married today at the Welpton home, their daughter Addie, to Dr. C.R. Hudgel
of Lloyd, Wisconsin.
A family gathering of more than ordinary interest today, October
13th, 1896, at the W. D. Evans home to celebrate the parents 50th
wedding anniversary. Malvern has been their home for one half of their married
life. Six only of the ten children could be present, Mrs. 0. H.
Snyder, Mrs. Lindsey, Mrs. Anna Goodwin, Mrs. J. R. Reed, Will and
Paul Evans. Those absent were present in the spirit of the occasion
by letters of love and congratulation, J. G. Evans,. Franklin,
Washington; Mrs. W. F. Swan, Biloxi, Mississippi;
Geo. D. Evans,
Olympia, Washington and Miss Ethel Evans Paris, France.
A. M. Darling one of the early lads of the town and Miss Myrtle Williams are married at the brides home.
J. A. Black sells his grocery stock to A.G. Fleming.
T. J. Hensley an earnest Bryan man and A. J. Kronsbein an
enthusiastic McKinley man and a gaily decorated wheel barrow meet
together at Kronsbeins store and Hensley takes Kronsbein for a ride
up and down first avenue with a cheering crowd of sidewalk
Malvern Lodge Fraternal Union of America instituted November 16,
1896, with the following officers: Wärren D. Wilson, Geo. LaFrance,
Parsons, Mrs. Addie Evans, Chas. R. Brothers, Paul Evans, Chas.
Anthers, J C. Taylor, Grant Hanscomb and Mrs. Carrie Donner.
December, 1896, Mr. C. Ritter of Miffin, Penn., ships a carload of
fine draft horses out from Malvern. The average price per head
Our dental doctor, J. 0. Laird is married to Miss Cora M. Roth
Mrs. C. F. Goodwin goes to Germany for a year’s sojourn for
health and the study of the German language by the children, and a
visit to her sister Ethel, an art student in Paris, France.
The wedding ceremony of Miss Eva Wills and Chas. Wainwright is so
soon followed by the death of Mr. Wainwright at his new home at
Waldo, Ark., and the funeral cortege to the Malvern Cemetery.
Mr. H. T. Beattie’s place of business is closed.
J. W. Gemmelll & Son purchase the balance of the Cully stock and
one of the Hanm family the Beattie stock. Sunshine and shadow follow
each other in the changing kaleidoscope of life and there is sunshine
now upon the screen.
Gordon Jones and Miss Lillian Crow take upon themselves the marriage
Clyde Wills, one of the Leader force and Miss Eva B. Landis
join hands in solemn service for life’s journey.
Older people are
sometimes again young lovers. John Getman and Mrs. Catherine Vought
are married at the bride’s Malvern home.
Ed B. Brown has bought the Leavengood property for a home,
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Munger and family, for many years residents and
history makers of Malvern go out towards the setting sun for a new
To those who have been associated with them in all the relations of
business, church and as neighbors, it is no light matter to break the
Miss Lulu Woodrow is cashier at Hamm’s store. The Cold Storage Co., a
force of about thirty helpers are storing away the congealed liquid
for use when the mercury is at 100 in the shade.
Mr. W. Crose proves his citizenship by buying a home. The Leader plant
moves down First Avenue to the Farmers National Bank building
.W. H. Buckley, who was the well liked agent at the Q for a number of
years dies at Roseville, Ill., and the death summons comes to our
townsman L. B. Hiixon February, 1897.
At Mrs. Carrie Donner’s home, her daughter Mrs. Nettie Caldwell
Will Zanders are married.
Hon. John Parker our representative is at Des Moines helping to
transact the business of the State. Frank Weatherhead sells his home
J .M. Strahan
A. E, Byers who has been the right hand man at Gibson’s grocery
resigns and Jess Bell is trying to fill the vacancy.
Will H.. Warde for thirteen years a mixer with the people of Malvern
goes to Ridgeway Col., and Charlie Adams and wife move to Riverton to
take up the hotel business Cleaver Bros. sell meat market to C. M.
Nicholas of Blanchard.
Geo, W. Wyan makes a trade with J. B. Weipton, his store room on first
Avenue and 5th Street for a Kansas farm.
Miss Clara West opens up a millinery stock of goods. April, 1897,
incorporation of The Chicago Dry Goods Co., Mr. H. T. Beattie representative and manager.
The school board commence their annual job of securing teachers for
the coming year, and the completed list: W. E. Kline, Principal,
Miller, Assistant; Miss Powell, Miss Kiskaddon, Mrs. Cooper, Miss Chantry
and Mrs. Alexander.
P. J. Guenther of Guenther Bros. goes to Imogene for a wife,
Miss Anna Skahill.
Eli Vickery buys Richmond's home on Short Street.
Ed Bannister opens up a barber shop on First Avenue. Chas. Larison
and family move to Victor, Col.
Mrs. E. R. Graves after a long illness passes away this morning at
the home Memorial day service is held at the M. E. Church, May 23,
Rev. Wa1burn preaching the sermon. In the evening Pres. R. C.
of Tabor College will deliver the baccalaureate sermon to the graduating
class for 1897: Elsie Chantry, Blanche Kerney, Eunice Summers, Clemmie
Burger, Albert Benton, Josiah Benton, Matthew Higgins, Geo. Talbott,
Ralph Goodrich, and Ray Wilkinson.
We go out over the border to record the death of W. K. Follett, a
long time friend and a well known and respected citizen of the
County. It was but a moments warning and the life was gone.
Deputy Sheriff Harris sold a team, harness and wagon on the street
today for the benefit of an eastern Organ Company claim and realized
the sum of $.14.00 for the whole outfit.
S. B. Barnes sells lumber yard to the Green Bay Lumber Co., who will
add this to their chain of yards.
Declaration Day address, May 29th, 1897, delivered by Hon. John Y.
Stone was an eloquent tribute to the soldier dead.
Sam Schadel an old timer, a carpenter in the early bui1ding of
Malvern visits us and recalls reminiscences of those early days.
Ralph Roberts for a long time with the Boehner Store takes a position
with a business house at Shenandoah. Jake Speer is proprietor of the
Malvern Feed Store.
Mrs. D. G. Schanck dies at the home of her daughter Mrs. Wyant.
Fred Jeffrys is the new photo man.
The teachers institute has just closed its session at Malvern and
express thanks for the pleasant reception given them by the Woman’s
Faher Curran is the pastor of the Catholic Church. Tyler Bros. are
the Racket Store men.
The firm of the Boehner Mercantile Co. is dissolved, Mr. Hawkins
buying Mr. Boehner’s interests and he will continue the business with
Fred Muiholland as manager.
The Malvern Hose Company of the Malvern fire department, holds its
place at the head of the procession, at the Atlantic tournament, keep
the cup and wins their share of the cash prizes.
A. E. Byers sells his residence property to Fred Mulholland.
A lodge of Woodmen of the World organized with the following
officers: :0.J. Davis, F. C. Harris, J. C. Taylor, A. E. Cook, J. E.
Knight, V, W, Beeson, George LaFrance and Dr. S. A. Campbell.
M. J. Higgins a good dependable citizen of Malvern for many years,
answers the last roll call, and is mustered out of life’s service.
Mr. J. Ash of Essex buys the grocery stock of J. G. Fleming.
Malvern is again honored by the old settlers picnic and neighborly
gathering of Mills, Fremont and Pottawatamie counties, 5000 of them
get together, Hon. Smith McPherson is the orator of the day. Mrs.
Sarah A. Abel gets the chair premium for longest continuous
Mrs. Mary Wooding dies at her home in Peaceville suburbs, 84 years of
M. S. Conrad is the new helper at Gibson’s. Ralph Roberts after a
while away returns and takes a place at Hawkins store.
Miss Jennie Brohard and Rev. J. A. Mehan are united in the bonds of
matrimony at the Baptist Church and leave for a home at Lake City, Ia.
Fenno Smith is the efficient manager of the Green Bay Lumber Co.. Mr.
and Mrs. Harris and daughter Mollie after a long absence return to
Death of Mr. G. W. Flowers, a short time resident of Malvern.
C. Reed and family desirable citizens move to Cameron, Mo. Mr. Reed
will continue as salesman for the S. N. Y. Co.
Mr. C. W. Black is making extensive additions to his home.
Our chicken fanciers J. C. Maguire and 0. J. Davis are officers in
the South Western Poultry Association and the First annual show is
held at Malvern
Rev. W. W. Hallam pastor of Christian Church.
The Misses Hazel Campbell, Lillian Chantry and Nellie
their friends to a corn husking bee in Dr. Campbell’s barn. Miss
Marion Black and James Evans are the champion huskers.
The wife of Charlie Adams former residents at Malvern dies at her
later home in Omaha .
Mr. Will Guyer of Glenwood takes Drury’s place as
operator at the Q.
1897, Union Thanksgiving service at the M. E. Church, Rev. E. W. Brown
delivering the sermon
A woman’s Relief Corps, an auxiliary of Milton Summers Post,
organized Mrs. Thos. Paul, President; Mrs. A. J. Chantry, Senior; Mrs.
C. W. Black, Secretary; Mrs.. R. J. Bently Treasurer; Mrs.
M. J. Higgins, Chaplain; Mrs. A. J. Kronsbejn Conductor; Mrs.
M. F. Beckwlth, Assistant; Mrs. M. Weaver Guard: Mrs.
G. W. Ewing.
Our old band have blown away and a new one is organized for genuine
business with W. H. Replogle as instructor N: Jacobs Assistant,
F. Degenhart Treasurer H. C. Wills business manager
Dakln Miller is a student at Amity College and is as handy a kicker
at football as a Pitcher on the diamond.
Rev. Walburn performs the ceremony that unites two of our young
people by the marriage vows, Mr. Arva Burrus and Miss Grace Landis.
Saturday, December 18th, 1897,
the grim messenger death calls Mr. Wm.
A. Hunter of Malvern, a strong courageous man for truth, justice and
right living, pressing his views, in advance of the times on the
questions of the day. Age prevented an active business
career here and his sons S. L. and S.C. Hunter assume the duties as
good and useful citizens after the father’s teachings.
Mrs. John Chambers dies at the home in Malvern, only a few hours from
usual health, to the quiet sleep of death. Mr. and Mrs. Chambers were
truly pioneers, coming
to the county in 1853.
At Mrs. A. E. Wilson’s home in Malvern, the marriage of her daughter
Etta to Chas. W. Boles, December 29th, 1897.
Malvern students away at school are home for
the holidays. John
Montgomery, Albert Benton and Gay Smith from Simpson College, May and
Fred Weipton from Tabor College, Addie Ward from Mt. Pleasant,
Christy from Nebraska University and Dakin Miller from Amity College.