Mills County, Iowa
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Historical Events and Stories
A Brief History of Malvern
by John D. Paddock, 1917
Transcribed by: Cay Merryman
J.T. Brohard and wife, residents of Malvern for thirty years
move to Bassett, Nebr.
The honorable town council have had the nerve to pass an
ordinance ordering about 40 blocks of cement sidewalk laid without
taking with us much about it. Geo. Talbott, the editor of the
Ravelings column in the Leader of April 10, describes the situation
A happy New Year is the salutation as people meet at
the opening of
another year with the number 1905.
McMillen dies at his home in Malvern in his 87th year.
A partial water famine in town. A little misunderstanding and
a little obstinacy combined
between the town council and the firm of Wortz and Bushnell the
water providers. They put the lid on tight, and the thirsty
citizen seeks "the old oaken bucket that hangs in the well" to
quench his thirst for two successive days.
Mr. S. Timmons having sold his farm buys the Walt Mulholland
residence and moves to town. Mr. A.N. Felton our former
lumberman, takes an interest with Mr. Seeley in the Malvern Mills.
Mr. Stewart is Superintendent of the school. Karl Hertz builds
and opens up a neat little restaurant business away up first avenue,
close to the Q station. Robt. Vandevert is manager.
Mills County Teachers in session at Malvern, February 3rd and 4th.
Rev. A.E. Kiser comes as pastor to the Presbyterian Church and their
is Union service at the Church to welcome him to Malvern
Lelia Norton takes a position as clerk at Minnich and Anderson's. Wm. Weaver buys the fine suburban home place of Mrs. E.A. Stone and
gives up farming.
J. Degenhart, the harness maker returns to Malvern and starts again
with us in business. J.C. Maguire sells his home to Mrs. David
Big snow storms, railroad traffic blocked and the doctors are slow
in getting out to their country patients. The neat and
pleasant new station building of the Q is open to the public.
Mr. E.R. Graves feels quite young again, as he observes his 85th
birthday with a gathering of friends. Wm. Bingaman buys the Tom Butler property in the south part of town.
Allan J. Chantry a student and graduate from our schools, now in the
Naval Academy school at Annapolis, Md., ranks first in competitive
examinations of the class of 130 students.
Friends and neighbors of J.W. McNulty and family drop in to say
goodbye, as they are packing up to move to Colorado.
The short term firm of Minnich and Anderson sell out dry goods and
grocery stock to Wm. Van Doren and son, Milton.
J.F. Smith and J.S. Miller are helpers at Wm. VanDoren's Store.
The young may die, the old must die.. Mrs. Mary
Hawley--Grandma Hawley dies today, February 27, 1905, at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. J.E. Neiman, a remarkable and lengthy span of
life of near a century, retaining her faculties of mind and body
until near the closing hours of life, a Christian life of 70 years,
a resident of Malvern 34 years. When Mary Hatton was born
August 6th, 1806, in Montgomery County, New York, her baby eyes
opened on a world without steam propelling power on land or sea, no
matches for common use, no grain harvesters, but the sickle, scythe
and grain cradle; no window screen wire or mosquito bar; no fly
swatters, no sewing machines; no telegraph messages or telephone
calls and no practical knowledge or use of that wonderful power of
electricity. What strides of progress as a nation and in
betterment of living has come within these years. A longer
life yet is that of a sister of Mrs. Hawley who celebrated her one
hundredth birthday at Minneapolis, Minn., June, 1898.
We go out over the border to make record today, March 8th of
the death of one of whose interests in the up-building of the town
and financial aid to church, school and business, have made him a
history maker. Harvey W. Summer closes a life of 79 years.
A good citizen, neighbor and valued friend has gone out of this
Jess Bell buys lots on 1st Avenue and will move his lower town
residence to them. Walter Larison after 25 years of service to
the public sells his shop to Chas Minner and goes out of business.
Bonney McCoy, the pleasant and hustling porter at the Cottage
takes a position with a new hotel at Red Oak. J.W. Pointer buys residence property on 1st Avenue formerly the Gidley
Mr. J.W. McNulty transfers his interests in the
real estate firm to his partner, P.M. Cadwell.
"Forty blocks of sidewalk
The council orders in Forty angry citizens
A cussin' do begin."
We are all boosters when the expense is on the other fellow.
Our school instructors for the coming year: Superintendent O.P. Stewart, Prin. May Miller, Asst. Prin. Bertha Williams; Daisy Bartley, Mabel Potts, Fannie Beeson, Emma Young,
Pearl Miller and Bertha Bushnell grade teachers, all of last year reelected except Fannie Beeson takes the place of Miss Ladd, who was not an
The post office is moved from the rear of First National Bank to
east side of First Avenue, while business was asleep. Fred Hall is shoe repairer at Mr. Hammes' Shoe Emporium. Victor Benedict one of our picture men moves to Fontanelle.
The fire boys in training for taking part in the state meeting at
Council Bluffs: Joe Johnson, W.H. Guyer, Geo. Talbott, Ed
Higgins, Forrest Chantry, Otis Boles, Charles Smith, Lawrence
Talbott, Albert Baird, C.R. Brothers, Lee Robbins, Fred Barkus,
Frank Hawkins, N.D. Smith, Robt. Cooksey, Elbert Nickerson, Harry
Bently, Geo. Blackman, Ike Rains, W. Dunn, Jess Bell.C.E. Califf buys the Livery Barn of Geo. Mellor and has control
of the business. Geo. Talbott resigns his position with
Hawkins & Mulholland.
April 26, 1905, a quiet home wedding at Mr. and Mrs. A.J.
Chantry's, their daughter Lillian to Mr. H.T. Beattie, Rev. Corkey,
master of ceremonies.
The Malvern Mill is selling their best flour $1.30 per 50 lb.
sack. McLaughlin & Son of Red Oak are awarded contract for laying
cement walks and crossings, at 11c per square foot for walks and 16
1/2 for crossings. Miss Elizabeth Somes goes from Malvern to a
position at Billings, Mont.
An alumni association founded of high school graduates:
President, H. J. Baird; Vice Presidents, Lottie Deardorff and Daisy Bartley; Secretary, Bertha Bushnell;
Treasurer, Ed Higgins. The curfew rings tonight at 9 o'clock if you are under 18 you
hustle for home.
A bequest of one hundred dollars from Mrs. Abigail Morrow to The
Malvern Cemetery Association Trust Fund, the interest only of which
can be used in keeping the grounds in perfect order. This was
the foundation, some similar gifts have since been made. May
some readers of these lines, at once make plans to aid this fund by
gift now while living, or by will, that this work may be sustained
and kept up, in the years to come, when we too are residents of the
silent city of the dead.
The 1905 graduates from our schools: The Misses Flora
Benton, Helen Hammes, Adda Kronsbein, Ruth Kneeland, Lillian
Hammons, Bessie Farman, Edna Scott and Donald Cunningham, Joseph Whitesides and Harry Bently.
The Mills County Telephone Co. organized with headquarters in
Malvern, officers and directors elected: M.W. Sells, M.T.
Davis, O.P. Stewart, C.D. Greenwood, B.B. Dean, A.B. Judson, Robt.
McKenzie, J.T. McCready, H.J. Baird.
Fire, fire, at 2:30 p.m. The old Guenther barn, occupied
by Mr. Califf is on fire. The fire boys are now in the fight.
A strong wind is blowing, and the flying embers are being watched
with anxiety as they fly on and over buildings to the north and
east. The strenuous work of fighters and watchers keep it in
bounds and the loss is the barn and nearly all the contents and Mr.
Pace's paint shop. Mr. Califf is lessee and a heavy loser.
No insurance. Some outside losers who had property in the
barn, Major Barns, John Wise and Rev. Kiser.
Today May 28, 1905, that grim reaper, death comes and takes away
the life of Mrs. Eliza J. Aistrope at her home in Malvern, so
well known and loved. Her whole life had been passed in this
vicinity as school girl, woman, wife and mother.
A telegram comes to Mrs. Mina Brown of the accidental death of
her husband J.S. Brown at Argentine, Kansas. The body was
brought to Malvern Cemetery for burial.
An old established business in Malvern changes hands. J.E.
Skadan sells his stock of Implements and Farm Machinery and a
residence property to H.A. Vankirk.
Dr. W.S. Corbin transfers his Osteopathis practice to his
brother Dr. M.E. Corbin.
The Mills County Chautauqua is on the rostrum at the Fair
Mrs. Angie Fishback transfers her millinery business to
the ownership of Miss Myrtle Mulholland and W.G. Bingaman trades his
Malvern business and properties for a farm.
The death summons comes to two of our well known citizens today. R.J. Brown, an early pioneer of the town, an honored and respected
citizen and business man for over 30 years and Isaac Mulholland, a
business toiler in the first bunch of business men of the town for a
number of years. After an absence of 25 years he returns to make
Malvern his home again where his first home was established.
A.N. Speer sells his lumber yard to The Quinn Lumber Co.
Mr. Frank Clark sells to T.J. Moses, the stock buyer, a bunch of
hogs at $5.25 and the editor remarks that "there is good money in hogs
at that price." The farmer at the present writing would no think
Five miles of first class cement walks in town. Geo. Pace, the
painter, buys the old Q depot building and moves it up on 2nd Avenue
for a shop.
Mrs. Mary A. Jacobs dies at the home of her daughter Mrs. Angie Fishback, 83 of life record.
Willis and Abner Clark buy the old Skadan business of Vankirk.
Amy Deardorff entertains about fifty of her little friends.
Clay pipes and soap bubbles was the great frolic of the day.
Mr. Willard Ruth and family from Blockton, Iowa, become residents of
Malvern, and Mr. Ruth is an employee at Hawkins and Mulholland Store. Miss Dorethea Swanson is Art trimmer at Myrtle Mulholland Millinery
Mr. Al Hawkins retires from an active part in the large mercantile
interests of Hawkins & Mulholland.
A grand gathering of the Mills County I.O.O. F. lodges at Malvern,
August 23, 1905.
Dr. Campbell buys an auto and is learning the ways of his new steed.
At an early hour this morning. August 21st, night watch
Whitmer, saw smoke issuing from the third story of The Malvern Flouring
Mill. Desperate fighting saved the granary and storage building
part. Quite a heavy loss to the owners, above insurance.
A large bunch of boy friends of Byron Thomas help him celebrate his
birthday. H.E. Boyer, the Strahan merchant, finds a home for his
family in Malvern for the benefit of school privileges.
W.H. Miller is elected janitor of school building. Fred Barkus
takes Lee Robbins place at Gibson's Store. Ed Higgins goes from
The Chicago Dry Goods Store to Colorado and Lawrence Talbott takes his
Harvey Knight and Miss Emma Clarey take a trip to Omaha
and are married.
At the home of Mrs. R.J. Bently, August 31st, her
daughter Wilma, is married to Edward C. Higgins, and commence
married life in a home at La Junta, Colo.
A large delegation
of G.A.R. men are off today, September 4th for the encampment at
W.H. Morris, Assistant Cashier at the First National,
gives up his position, and embarks in business at Wayne, Nebr.
Mrs. W.J.C. Smith buys Miss Place's home, one of the early
landmarks of the town. An important deal is effected
today by P.M. Cadwell, our real estate man, whereby A.J.
Kronsbein trades his hardware stock and fine home to W.H.
Salyers, for his farm and farm home in White Cloud Township. M.S. Conrad is helper at the VanDoren Co. Store.
trades his warehouse and residence to Samuel Estes for Nebraska
land. Wm. Bingaman buys the Howard Restaurant.
Cable for three years pastor of the M.E. Church is succeeded by Rev. W.W. Bollinger.
W.G. White, our furniture store man buys
the Kronsbein hardware stock of W.H. Salyers and Geo. Keffer of
Hastings is induced to come over to his old business home, to
help him in the business.
Leonard Wilkinson, carrier on
abandoned R.F.D. route from Hillsdale is transferred and goes out
on route number 3 from Malvern.
Mr. Allen Smith from Massena
buys the home of Mrs. G.W. Bates.
Mrs. Bennett dies at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Martha Rickabaugh.
Guy Harold rustles the delivery wagon for the Gibson store.
A lively baby
boy comes to the home of Dr. and Mrs. Parsons on November 1st.
We have to make mention of so many as they pass out of this
life, that our records ought to show the coming in of the new
life to keep the balance. Our records of the dear baby
life has been poorly kept by the historian, and but few have
been mentioned and now they will have to be left until they
individually make some record that they are living and making
good records for future history. Brute life is registered
as to type and pedigree of human life as well.
Mr. Callen, the
owner of the Cottage Hotel trades it to Mr. Brower of Hamburg
for 300 acres of Missouri River bottom lands, Allen and Legore,
the lesses will go ahead with its refitting for opening to the
public, November 15th.
The Feltons move to Council Bluffs.
Mr. Whitmer buys Perdues dray line.
Frank L.B. Goodwin dies at
the home of Mr. M. Cunningham of that dread disease cancer.
He came to Malvern in the 70's, where his brother Charles was
already located, and has been here or near by ever since.
Descended from titled English ancestry, himself and brother both
kept the name untarnished.
Father and son quietly observe
their golden and silver wedding anniversaries, today December
15, Wm. Van Doren and wife 50 years, Milton Van Doren and wife
The 86 year lease of life of Mr. J.F. Tyler expired
today and he lays down in death's sleep at his son's home.
The calendar says it is now 1906.
Mr. C.S. Royce buys residence of Mrs. C.J.
Mrs. J.F. Christopher dies at her home in Malvern.
The Strahan and Christy Bank is
reorganized into The Malvern National Bank and the following named
officers elected: C.B. Christy, President, James Durbin,
Vice President; Fred Durbin, Cashier; Directors: C. B.
Christy, Fred Durbin, James Durbin, L.C. Stevesson and C.M.
Mr. Cecil Graves is
getting quite a reputation as a cartoonist.
Alice Cottrell Woodrow dies at their home
at Sioux City, and is brought here for burial.
A.L. Arnold buys the Minner barber shop.
Evangelist Pratt and his singer Brison are in the midst of
interesting revival meetings at the Baptist Church.
Mr. W.C. Wortz and Miss Grace Mulholland are married, January 24th at the home already prepared by the
Dr. S.T. Brothers
dies suddenly while sitting in his chair, a grand good man,
conscientiously performing the arduous duties of his profession,
to the poor and rich alike, for over forty years in the county,
the first of his profession in Malvern.
McElhose and Hall buy the blacksmith shop
of V.W. Beeson.
buys the old Baptist church building, for several years the work
shop of the Neck Yoke factory, and will have it transformed into a
and family become permanent residents of the town.
Allan J. Chantry graduates with high
honors, standing at the head of his class in the U.S. Naval
Academy at Annapolis, Md.
Mrs. Lydia Timmons wife of S. Timmons dies at her son's home near
Pacific Junction, while on a temporary visit there.
The Kronsbein family bid their many
friends goodbye as they go away to their new home at Litchfield,
Mr. S.J. Clark is
manager for the Quinn Lumber Co., J.J. Hartzell takes Mr.
Harts place at the Wabash.
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Chantry get their boys and girls all together
for full reunion, gathering at the banquet board of the home.
Mr. David Duncan, Father Duncan, dies
today, Malvern's oldest citizen, nearly 94 years of age.
Church pastors, H.R. Waldo and Lew C.
Harris, leave their pastorate and young and old friends gather at
each of their homes for the last goodbyes.
Mrs. Leah Dice buys the V.C. Bridges
property, for a home. Mr. Samuel Bonham and family move to
Shenandoah. John Meryhew is sub-carrier for rural route
Mr. J.A. Foster is
building a big barn on lower 1st Avenue for the livery business. S. Burrus buys the Collins bakery.
Miss Carrie Wilson is book-keeper at Mulhollands.
goes into partnership with P.M. Cadwell in the Real Estate
Mr. Forrest R.
Chantry goes abroad for a wife and is married to Miss Ethel Lovett
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Lovett at Shenandoah.
Harry Thomas moves to Friend, Nebr. James Buckingham moves his grocery stock into one of Newt Jacob
buildings on 1st Avenue.
W.R. Thomas sells his business to F.D. Stitt, rents residence and
goes to farming for a hoped for change to better health.
Agent Bell of the Q buys the former home
of J.J. Wilson.
Dr. Will N. Hiett and Miss Myrtle Mulholland are old married people having
been married several months ago but the world didn't know it until
Jess Smith who has been so long in Malvern, as
school boy, helper and business man, moves with the family to Council
The fine tulip bed of Mr. Geo Mellor is a pleasure to the
A valiant fight is now on, for a relocation of the County
Capitol from Glenwood to Malvern. The location made by the early
pioneers, was the best at the time, it was their home and their home
town. But the changes since then have swung the dial marker to a
new center, for convenience and economy and the contest is on for the
change. Generous guaranteed bonds have been placed to make good
to the county the cost of removal. Friends in possession are
pressing hard on the string of the utter ruin of our neighbor towns if
such a thing should occur. The fight is stirring up the latent
powers of many minds, which have heretofore been dormant, and in prose
and poetry and derogatory terms for and against the question, the pages
of our county papers are replete with the news of the war. The
ins won the race, and since then the lid has been put on at the State
Capitol, to the budding aspirations of Malvern in this direction, and
well spiked down "Requiescat in pace."
A little daughter is entrusted
to Dr. and Mrs. W.M. Hiett for safe keeping.
Channing Baird receives
his appointment as Post Master of Malvern.
Rev. W.G. Hoover and Rev. H.H. Utterback are the new pastors at the Baptist and Christian
J.W. McNulty gives up his position with the Green Bay
Lumber Co., and E.W. Gregory takes his place.
Our people are terribly
wrought up over the awful calamity that has befallen San Francisco.
Those having friends in the destroyed city are anxiously waiting
further news. A thrilling description is given of the event by
Miss Gail Shipman in the Leader of May 17, 1906.
A hoodoo is on The
Cottage. Allen & Logan retire and Mrs. Skahill is the next.
From their last years work at Moulton, Iowa, the sisters Lillian and Ethel Cunningham go to higher positions in Sigourney Schools.
Miss Hazel Whitmer enters the Mills County Telephone office to learn the
work, and she learned it well, as at this writing, she is yet at her
Will Evans a Malvern boy, now grown to manhood and out in
the world making good, dies at Kansas City, and is brought to his old
home place for burial.
W.E. Larison is again behind the barber's
chair, his sale or trade was not adhesive enough to stick.
graduates for 1906: Olga Otis, Hazel Richmond, Frances McCoy, Rheeba Whalen, Liva Richards and Ivy Campbell. Where are the
Lee Baldwin is moving into a new home he has been building. J.L. Buckingham buys a home of J.T. Ward.
Shelby Watson the faithful
and efficient assistant at the post office, under the old regime, takes
a position at the Bank of Malvern.
The new flouring mill to replace
the one burned is now complete and open for business.
Brohard, one of the early pioneers dies at her home near Bassett, Nebr.
Wm. Weaver a well known and respected citizen of the county since 1857,
dies at his lately purchased home at Peaceville.
Chautauqua Assembly for 1906, is now in session. The idea of
these assemblies, conceived and set in motion by Bishop J.H. Vincent of
Chautauqua, N.Y., has become of nation wide annual observance.
Some of our people will remember the first noted gathering at Council
Bluffs many years ago. Those who had been taking the regular
course of study as students formed the nucleus of that gathering in the
commodious amphitheater erected by the citizens. Changes have been
so made that commercialism now conducts and presents the great moral
and intellectual force to the public. Since our first assembly in
1904, in a mammoth tent on the fair grounds, they have been well
supported, and for the betterment of our social, intellectual and moral
life, from their presentation they should be well sustained.
Edith Davis is elected as teacher to fill vacancy caused by resignation
of Miss Williams and Miss Adaline Ward as teacher of vocal music in the
Mr. Frank Miller and Miss Elizabeth Shane are married at the
Shane home by Rev. Hoover. Mr. Eli Vickery and Mrs. Jennie Crumb
invest in bonds of matrimony, being the second investment for both of
Mrs. S.J. Curis 72nd birthday was pleasantly observed by her
granddaughter Ollie Hammond inviting in a number of her old time lady
Mr. I.L. Morgan has been building a home, corner of Douglas
Street and Prospect Avenue and is moving in today.
John Myers and
Mrs. Katie Dunn take the vows of marriage at Squire Van Doren's office.
Lennie Baird, Donald Cunningham and Harry Bently are students at Des
Moines College and Perry Hendricks goes to the military school at
September 13th, Ernest Anderson goes to Omaha and
finds a wife, Miss Peterson. Hazel Richmond is helper at The
Chicago Dry Goods Store and James Baskins is at Kneelands.
Robbins comes away from his extensive farming interests in the county
and trades some land for Beeson & Estes's warehouse and stock on 4th
Street and invests in a new business, with Mr. Roy Robbins, his son,
opening up an Auto Garage, for sales, repairs and hire. The
buildings have since been erected to meet the demands of the times.
Royce and Smith are moving their stock into their fine new business
place, neighbor to The Malvern National Bank.
croup take the daughter Elizabeth from the Poulson home.
An ox team
hitched to an old prairie schooner is on the street today. It was
Ezra Meeker, locating the route over the old trail of the forty niners
to the gold fields of California. John Cain, who has been for the
last 25 years, the faithful and trusted employee of the Q as their
section foreman resigns.
Miss Eula VanVranken a former teacher in the
school writes an interesting letter to the Leader on her arrival in
China to take up the mission work of the Church.
Mr. Otto Burrus, a
former Malvern lad is married to Miss Barnard of Glenwood.
of Mrs. I.L. Morgan dies today at the home of the daughter.
are in charge of business at the school rooms: Superintendent, J.E. Clayton, Mae Miller, Daisy Bartley, Mabel Potts, Cora
Owens, Mrs. Emma Young, Mae Churchill, Bertha Bushnell and Ruth Thompson.
Malvern National Bank move into their new building with its fine
furnishings and fixtures and are well prepared for business.
Paul, R. F.D. carrier, one of the starters of the Rural free delivery,
gives up the job and is succeeded by Wm. Emerick, December, 1906.
and Will Kline are landlords at the Cottage and Mr. Hubbell takes Len
Davis' place at the City Hotel.
The eighth double wedding anniversary
of Mr. and Mrs. P.M. Cadwell and Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Berkhimer is
observed at the Cadwell home.
Some of the youngsters that have
birthday parties, Frank Talbott, Macey Himebaugh and Ruth Wyant and
they are red letter days in each of their homes.
Charles Hollins and
Miss Emma McDaniels, who with her parents were formerly residents of
Malvern, are married at Council Bluffs.
S.B. Barnes sells his grain
elevator to J.D. McClain of Peoria, Ill.
The Woodmen Lodge elect
officers, T.C. Lake, S.E. Harold, John Moore, J.C. Maguire, C.M. Morford, G.W. Short, Arva Burrus, M.S. Conrad.
Mr. Philip Hambsch
retires from the farm and buys Emerson Brown's residence, for a home,
on Douglas Street.
The Van Doren Co. sell their business to our
Attorney A.E. Cook and a brother C.H. Cook from Sioux City, Ia., and
the new firm if The Cook Mercantile Co.
The young people that are
away at school and work are coming home for the holidays and some good
feeds of mother's cooking.
Rev. W.G. Hoover resigns his pastorate at the Baptist Church.
The Christian Church has been enlarged and built over new, and is
rededicated today, January 13, 1907, Rev. W.H. Utterback, Pastor.
baby boy is welcomed at the home of Dr. and Mrs. J.O. Laird.
January 15th, the death call comes to Mrs. R.J. Brown, a noble helpful
woman, in her earnest Christian life, and deeds of kindness and love in
her thirty three years of home life in Malvern.
January 8th, Mrs. L.W.
Miller dies at the Presbyterian Hospital in Omaha, another noble
News comes that Dan Farrell, an old time resident of
Malvern and well known as the plucky, Mills County Sheriff, is dead at
his home in San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. L.E. Smith and family purchase a
home and become residents of Malvern. Mr. N.G. Patterson is the
maker of new, and a renovator of the old, at his harness shop on 1st
Cadwell and Salyers our real estate men have gathered
together from our county a train load of the goods and chattels of a
number of our good citizens, that starts today for Wellington, Colo.,
for new homes in the new west. Mr. F.D. Kilpatrick moves from the
farm to his residence property in town.
The brothers Sam and John
Myers, early settlers of the town, are both taken by death within a few
days of each other.
Mr. R.A. Wills trades his Peaceville home to G.W.
Wyant for his town residence and they will change their abiding places
soon. Mrs. Laura Uttvits, who by her kind hearted, gentle ways
has a long list of friends, who surprise her on her 70th birthday by
their presence or by letters of congratulation and expressions of good
There were 218 teams at one time on our Street last Saturday.
Alice Windom and Mr. C.A. Pickerel are married. Jesse H. Evans and Miss Emily Gardner, take some friends
along and go joy riding to Council Bluffs to get some bonds, as husband
buys the former residence of Dr. Love. Lem Jones takes Len Wilkersons place as carrier on No. 3. H.T. Richmond, the harness-maker, inventor, Neck Yoke factory man, musician and good
citizen, tears himself away from Malvern and moves to Sedgwick, Colo.
S.A. Tipton is on duty as upstairs salesman, at Mulhollands. Mr. T.J. Moses buys a home.
E.L. Perkins and Elizabeth Starr are married.
succeed the firm of Baldwin and Higgins, J.D. Robbins sells the
implement part of his business to Ash and Long.
mail carrier on route 3 leaves his task in the hands of Bert
Crumb. Baton Tennant is with Higgins Bros. W.A. Barrier
buys the Buckingham barber shop.
Albert Baird gives up his position
at the Royce Drug Store and Blaine Young is learning the ways of
Mrs. Andrew Swanson dies at her Malvern home.
Miss Hazel Rumsey wins first honors in dramatic contest at Tabor.
April, 1907, Mr. and Mrs. James Criswell purchase a home and move to
town as a respite from the strenuous cares of the farm.
McNulty and family return from Colorado and Mr. McNulty takes Mr.
Clark's place with the Quinn Lumber Co., deciding that Malvern was a
better pleasure resort for business than Colorado Springs.
Edna Schenefield dies at her parents' home in the suburbs. Mr. Hugh McIntosh, the miller, who was associated with Dr. Brothers in the
Silver Creek flouring mill and a long time resident of Malvern, dies at
his Maryville, Mo., home.
Mr. Marion Kerney buys the Bushnell
residence property on Marion Avenue.
Mr. Allen Anderson and wife and
son Ernest Anderson and wife return from Sweden, where they went about
a year ago, intending to make it their home, but time had made changes
and it was not the same to them as in their younger life and they again
come to America and Malvern.
Rev. J.E. Wilkins has accepted the
pastorate of the Baptist Church and is here with his family to take up
It is Katherine Mellor's tenth birthday and ten playmates
help her to spend the day. Agent Matheny of the Wabash buys the
home of Mrs. M.E. Johnston and Mrs. Johnston buys the I.L. Morgan home
on Douglas Street.
Fred Smith finds a wife at Shenandoah, Miss Ada Schick.
insurance firm, Mr. O.J. Davis and daughter Edith and son Elmer
as partners. Henry J. Baird and family start today for their new
home place at Delta, Colo. A long time resident and we will miss
him in the daily run of business.
Harry Keffer comes from Hastings to
Malvern, his boyhood home to help Ash and Long sell farm implements.
Our baseball team, Carl Cook, Guy Conrad, Kenneth Cook, Arthur Dice,
Forest Deardorff, Harry Wilson, Elmer Davis, Walter Scott, Paul
Kneeland and John Brooks, go down and take the scalp
of the Red Oakers
by just 7 to 6
S.E. Harold sells him home to Mr. Viner and will soon
move to Colorado. E.L. Donner buys the old Q Elevator. The
Donners always have some horses to turn in on a trade and he turns in a
thousand dollars worth.
At the Graham home on Saturday Miss Mona's
friends, Gladys Smith, Amy Deardorff, Irene and Margaret Beckett, Doris
Barnes, Edith Smith, Ruth Boehner and Ethel Mulholland come dressed in
grown up's clothes and have a frolic celebrating her 10th birthday.
The question of sewage for the town is breaking out.
graduates, Grace Churchill, Maude Coiner, Josie Kerne, Pearl Lake,
Mildred Priest, Elsie Skerritt, Ruth Young, Arthur Dice, E. Summer
Davis, June Fickel and Harry Kneeland.
W.L. Johnson, better known to
us as Laban Johnson dies today, May 17th, at his Malvern home.
Decoration day services in honor of the soldier dead was properly
Miss Edith Smith is seven today, and there has to be some
doings at the Walter Smith home to commemorate the event. A
goodly number of her little friends come and furnish the doings.
Miss Ethel Himebaugh and Mr. Edward Gilmore, take the vows to love, honor
and obey, and their home will be at Omaha.
Miss Florence Skahill is
helper with the Cook Mercantile Co. G.C. Boston buys the hardware
stock of W.G. White.
Malcolm Campbell, Walter Scott, Paul Kneeland and Guy Conrad are taking their vacation, developing manly muscle and
fine crops out on the farms.
Cadwell & Salyers, the real estate men
trade the Cottage Hotel property for 1120 acres of land near Bassett,
Today, August 14, 1907, while at his work, James Miller Strahan
is stricken with death. "God steps in and says thy work is
finished." The eulogy of his life has been ably spoken. We
cannot say more. A true and valued friend and citizen has been
taken from us.
Mr. James Berry buys a home south of the ball park and Ernest Anderson buys Karl Hertz's residence property. F.D.
Kilpatrick buys the north half of the old academy block for a place to
build a nice home for his family.
X.A. Imel takes a well earned
vacation from the Leader office and accompanied by his wife goes thro
the west sight seeing. Arthur Howard leaves his position with the
Iowan to engage in business for himself at Coupeville, Washington.
The Baseball Tournament is on with four good teams ready for the
Monday, September 2, all roads for the young lead towards
the opening of the public school.
Mr. V.G. Williams is assistant at
The First National Bank and Joy Parker is helper at Kneelands.
home of Mr. and Mrs. James Criswell, September 4th, occurred the
marriage of their daughter Agne to Mr. Frank J. Steele of Strahan.
W.H. Manifold is our new Superintendent of the schools.
the grocer, a short time since traded his fine home and some other
property for a Woodbury County farm, and today he trades his grocery
stock, fixtures and business buildings to Mr. H.D. Anderson for his
farm just across the creek and Mr. Anderson in a few hours time is in
possession of to him a new business. But he does not stay on the
job but a few days until he desires to go back to the farm and makes a
trade with Mr. Sheets of Carson for 240 acres of land near Macedonia.
Mr. Sheets is also a trader and in a few days he sells his stock and
fixtures to Mr. Fred Mulholland who winds up the deal by adding a
grocery department to the already large business of the Mulholland Co.
A list of students from Malvern and vicinity that are away at College
studies: Elbert Nickerson, Perry Hendricks, Otto Gibson, Nora
Summers, John Summers, Si Wearin, Roy Robbins, Blanch Coffman, Claude
Kerney, Olga Otis, June and Ward Fickel, Ralph Wilson, Rolfe Whitnell,
Ruth Young, Ivy Campbell, Florence and Cora Durbin, Ruth Kneeland, Mary
Goodwin, Mildred Priest, May and Grace Churchill, Harry Bently,
Edna Scott and Frank Wilson.
Mr. Frank Scoles and Miss Pearl Lake go to Glenwood and Rev. Skiles of
the Congregational Church, performs the ceremony that makes then
husband and wife.
Mr. J.W. Jones buys the W.W. Wills home property, in the northwest part
Mrs. Nancy Johnson dies today, September 27th, at the home of her
daughter Mrs. S. Masters. She was with her husband J.J. Johnson
and family, early pioneers, staked out a claim for a home in 1856, near
where Malvern has since been built.
Sam Dowden, a helper at Patterson's harness shop, moves to Sterling,
A.O. Purdy who is an experienced pharmacist, takes a position with Mr.
Royce the druggist.
Over the border to make record of the death of a well known, earnest,
practical Christian woman, Mrs. Olive Wearin, an early pioneer and one
of those who were stricken by the railroad disaster at Chillicothe,
Mo., November 8th, 1879, where Mr. Josiah Wearin, the husband lost his
Guy Harold enters the employ of H.A. Deardorff, the grocer, as clerk
and delivery man. Lyle Wilkins is helping to wait on customers at
the Landis store.
Miss Mabel Nickerson weds Mr. R.E. Lindsay, the operator at the Q.
A new enterprise is started. Dr. J.H. Gassen is fitting up rooms
over the Malvern National Bank for a hospital.
Mr. W.G. Salyers is the purchaser of the B.W. Rush home on Prospect
Avenue. The coming of Mr. Salyers to Malvern for a home, calls
our attention to the number of good citizens who have from time to
time, come to make their homes in the town, from Strahan and vicinity;
Salyerses, Criswells, Eacretts, Bellwoods, Hambsch, Roberts, Boyer,
W.R. Thomas has recovered his health out on the farm and is shaving
again for a living.
Section foreman Wires of the Burlington is promoted to road master of
branch roads out from Creston.
John Miller, "Uncle John" dies while visiting a daughter at Winside,
Nebr., October 20th. He has been a long time resident of Malvern,
another one added to the list of passing friends.
Rev. Wilkins performs the ceremony of the marriage of Ossie Smith and Miss Stella Thompson, a quiet home wedding, November 6.
A masquerade party of young friends of Stewart Foster, played a
surprise game on him last Thursday evening, when he was 15 years of
age, lots of fun and something good to eat.
Mr. W.F. Donner, one of the young generations of the Donners,
finds a girl to his liking at Shenandoah, Miss Cora Richards,
where they have just taken the marriage vows.
A record overlooked the death of Mrs. Chan. C. Baird, a noble
kind-hearted, Christian woman, who is called from her home and large
family who much need a mother's care. The elder daughter takes up
the work as best she can as guide and counselor in the mother's place.
Mr. Joe Evans who was one of the Malvern boys in the start,
comes from Seattle, Wash., to visit her mother Mrs. W.D. Evans.
Mr. C.E. Eacrett, weary of living on the border comes over from
the farm for a residence in town.
Baton Tennant is now with
The Cook Mercantile Co.
Little Margaret Jean is a new arrival as a
guest at the Beattie home.
Mr. Fred Barkus and Miss Jennie Van Doren, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Milt Van Doren take a joy ride to Glenwood and engage
Rev. Utterback to tie the matrimonial bonds.
Mr. Phillip Hambsch has just returned from a visit to his old
boyhood home at Obenhausen on the Rhine, after 50 years in America as
soldier and citizen. He does not find many of his old time
friends and they do not recognize the young man Phillip Hambsch
in a gray bearded veteran Phillip Hambsch of Malvern.
Maurer is matron at the Malvern hospital.
Mr. Eugene Porter
takes the place of Ben R. Busby in charge of the jewelry
department at Wilson's Drug Store.
Hazel Head is the hat
artist at Mrs. Hiett's millinery shop.
The institution of the annual
Dutch Supper is introduces to the public by the ladies of the
Mr. Everett W. Masters and Miss Roselle E.
Konnefke take the marriage vows as husband and wife.
The Corn Show, Farmers Institute and Dairy Show, the great and
attractive combination is now in session at Malvern, December 10th,
11th, and 12th, 1907.
Mr. J.A. Fletcher and family take up
their residence here and Mr. Fletcher takes a position as manager of
grocery department at Mulhollands, and Mrs. Wainwright has charge of
the cloak and suit department.
At the home of Mrs. Nickerson, her daughter Esther is married to Mr.Wood
Wearin of Roseville, Calif.
Mr. M.F. Beckwith dies today, after three months suffering
from an accidental gunshot wound, another good citizen and neighbor
Mrs. George Short dies today, December 26th, at the home
W.A. Beckett, the postal clerk on the Q sells his Peaceville
Uncle Ben Martin, a country neighbor buys the
home of A. Swanson and moves to Malvern. Fred Tubbs sells his
dray line business to J.A. Foster.
familiar face in Milton, appears again upon the canvas after the
trailing of the reels of forty eight years, Mr. James D. Cook, now of
Chicago, one of the first of the grain buyers here, being the manager
in building the Ladd elevator during the winter of 1869 and '70.
The well groomed man at 70 years is the older grown personality of the
younger Jim Cook in dusty overalls and jacket on duty at the elevator
in 1870. His coming to Milton was in times of industrial business
and Peace. His business to the town today, is in the interests of
War instead, which is on at the writing of these records.
The Barrier barber shop burns today, Mr.
Buckingham owner of the little building.
Mrs. R.J. Madigan for a long time resident of Malvern died at
her home here yesterday. Andrew Purcell, Squire
Purcell for 35 consecutive years, as Justice of the Peace at our
neighbor town of Hastings, surrenders his 90 year life lease at
Shenandoah. In 1857 his cabin home was on our present fair
Mrs. J.H. Getman one of our pioneers passes away at
her Malvern home.
Miss Bessie Smith is with the working force at The
Chicago Dry Goods Store.
S. Garner and Son are the new
landlords at the City Hotel.
Rev. Utterback at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pointer, performs the
ceremony, February 4th, that unites in marriage their daughter Miss
Pearl and Mr. Earl Eichelberger.
At the W.A. Barkus
home, February 19, Miss Bessie is married to Mr. Ed Jefferson.
Mrs. Wm. Norris's body is brought from Ft. Scott, Kansas, and
laid beside her husband in the Malvern Cemetery.
Mr. W.S. Crosse buys the Sloneke home and the bus
line and becomes a citizen of Malvern. Mr. Wm. Kneeland
purchases the Gibson property for a home. Mr. F.L. Shaffer
succeeds A.L. Purdy as assistant at Royce's.
and helpful revival meetings of evangelist Smiley and his singer Hanson
The election for free school books to the pupils
Mr. Geo Short buys the Mrs. Pease property and lot
and home adjourning.
The Cottage Hotel has opened doors again under
the management of Mr. J.R. Cully.
The young life of Frank Talbott goes out today at the
hospital at Council Bluffs.
Warden Rimel takes first place in oratorical class
in contest at Tabor. The Summers Seed House has business with the
State, selling to the State College their seed oats.
Knight is a new helper at the Boston Hardware Store.
spring batch of officers for town election, Mr. D.E. Whitfield
re-elected as Mayor, Frank Higgins on the Council, James J. Wilson,
Treasurer and James Miller, Assessor.
The spring sales: Dr. Thos. W. Gidley buys Dr. Humphrey's home and veterinary practice.
Mrs. Skahill sells her residence to Mr. W.H. Miller, and Mr. Kneeland buys Mrs. F.M. Benton's home.
It is April food day and the
young people plan a gathering for fun and frolic in two courses at the
homes of Lyle Wilkins and Miss Bessie Smith. Those thought worthy
of the game that were present, Lawrence Talbott, Ed Califf, Arthur
Dice, Eugene and Winford Porter, V.G. Williams, Lyle Wilkins, Harry
Kneeland, Ed Benton and the Misses Harriet and Flora Benton, Lottie
Deardorff, Bertha Bushnell, Bessie Smith and Ruth Thompson.
Little Tommy Cunningham is today laid away in our city of the dead.
Schenck is 87 years old and his boy friends E.R. Graves, Wm. Robinson,
T.M. Aistrope and Geo. Mandigo meet with him and talk over the events
of three quarters of a century.
At the J.T. Ward home, the daughter Adaline is married to Mr. Lester E. Barnum of Monmouth, Illinois.
Miss Anna Nellen is trimmer in the millinery department of The Cook
G.T. White sells his residence property to Mr. D.W. Harvey.
Arva Burrus buys the Landis home on Marion Avenue.
Mr. Ed Thomas buys a home place of Mrs. R.J. Bently.
A business sale
today, by G.T. White to Mr. Allen Smith and L.R. Comer, name of firm
Smith & Comer.
Our teachers in the school for the coming year:
Superintendent W.H. Manifold, Principal May Miller; Lillian Cunningham, Mamie Forman, Daisy Bartley, Mabel Potts, Carrie Wilson, Mrs. Emma
Young, Bertha Bushnell, Emma Boylan and Rue Otis.
The grave digger
himself, Jack Pierce dies at his out Peaceville way home. Some
one else will have to dig the one for him. He was an early
settler and an honest toiler.
Union Church service tonight, May 3,
1908, to welcome the new pastor of the Christian Church, Rev. J.E.
Evelyn Churchill is seven years old today and the home is
filled with her little friends.
Mrs. L. Bentley, a well known and
respected woman in church and home circles in Malvern for many years,
dies at her later home at Tampa, Florida.
The fire alarm is sounding
out its alarm notes and the fire department and citizens are hurrying
to the scene of the fire caused from a leaking gasoline stove in the
Tunison Restaurant on 4th Street. The old frame building is now
enveloped in tongues of flame and the fire is spreading to the storage
building adjoining on the east and to the auto repair shop and
implement building on the west. The fire boys are having trouble
with the hose and intense heat. 20 ft. alley only is seperating
the valuable property on First Avenue from the flames. The
tension on nerve and muscle of looker on and worker is intense.
Faithful watchers of the old bucket brigade are on duty at all points
of danger from the flying embers. It is now under control, and
the crowd is going to their homes for the balance of the night in rest
and sleep, and settlement of their losses another day.
firm of F.J. Stebbins & Son.
Mr. Henry Boyer's new home is now
about complete and ready for occupancy.
W.F. Wilkins and family
locate in Malvern and he has a position with the Green Bay Lumber
Dr. D.M. Kline sells out his practice at Carson and
locates at Malvern, the home town of his boyhood days.
Mr. Will Swan and wife are here on a visit with Mrs. Swan's mother, Mrs. W.D. Evans
under the old home roof for a few days.
Squire Van Doren ties the
bonds of matrimony that unite Mr. Frank Berry and Miss Laura Rasmusen
in wedded life.
Fourteen graduates from the high school; Louisa
Stone, Hazel Rumsey, Ford Wearin, Hazel Thompson, Maude Johnson, Inez
Bell, Harry Wilson, Velma Johnson, Leona Bell, Kenneth Cook, Mixie
Cunningham, Roy Donner, Ruth Bingaman and Carleton Cook,
start out on the journey of life.
Otis Martin helper at Cadwell and Salyers gives
up his position and E. F. Bayer takes his place.
G.T. White and family move to their new home at Delta, Colorado.
Mr. S.B. Barnes
re-elected as manager of the telephone business.
and students home from their studies, Ruth Young from Iowa University, Edna Scott from Knoxville, Ill., Claude Kerney, Milton Yockey and Olga
Otis from Simpson, Blanche Coffman from Parsons, and Florence and Cora
Durbin from Nebraska University.
Dr. I.W. Humphrey adds to his work
as Veterinary Surgeon, a hardware business, bought of M. Cunningham.
Mrs. W.P. Wortman buys the former home of Mrs. Eliza J. Aistrope.
Miss Hannah Angus purchases the millinery business of Mrs. Maurath.
Mrs. Mary A. Alexander is surprised on her 71st birthday at her
daughter's home, Mrs. S.A. Tipton, by a post card shower of 106 cards
of best wishes and friendly greetings.
O.M. Harris opens up a Real
Mr. Matheny, the agent of the Wabash dies, and the
remains are taken to his old home at Savannah, Mo.
holiday opens up today with the first session of the seasons Chautauqua
program with exercises appropriate to the day. The closing hours
of the day are saddened by the accident to Eddie Califf, who loses an
eye while helping with the display of fireworks, to give pleasure to
the waiting throng.
W.E. VanArsdall sells his barber business to
young Will Donner.
Mr. Jos. Foxworthy, one of the main stays out in Peaceville suburbs, buys the home of Mrs. Leah Dice on Douglas Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Reynolds are testing town life to see how it will
agree with them.
A party of our young people who charter the carry
all and get away to the banks of the Nishna for a picnic spread, Olga
Otis, May Churchill, Mary Evans, Liva Richards, Rue Otis, Pearl Harris,
Claude Kerney, Milton Yockey, Abner Clark, Elbert Nickerson, Ralph
Robbins and Shelby Watson.
Mr. J.D. Robbins buys the home of Mr. Henry Viner on Marion Avenue.
The 34th annual session of The Mills
County Fair exhibits are on the grounds, and are one of the best.
Today an accident occurs at the Wabash crossing resulting in the death
of Mr. Guy Gageby.
Roy Miller, a Malvern boy who has been railroading
for some time is checked in as Wabash agent here.
Clyde Fletcher is a
worker with his brother J.A. at Mulhollands grocery department.
Beulah Moses is 6 years old today and a good sized bunch of her
young friends come to see her.
Two new men at the Burlington, S.P.
Spencer and Guy Cadwell.
Charles Salyers buys the O.J. Davis home on
Miss Coral Sanford puts the style on hats at
Miss Jones's millinery store.
Mr. Pointer gets away from the Wabash
by moving his residence on to east Douglas Street.
Eddie Knight is
helping at Toyce's while Shaffer is not a while away at school.
Miss Ruth Bingaman is waiting on customers at the P.O. wicket
Charley Higgins wants another partner and Miss
Clara Hammes and he agree to walk the ways of life together.
Miss Nellie Boyer is assistant at Mrs. Hiett's place of
Old time residents of Malvern return. Mr. and Mrs.
O.H. Snyder. Mr. Snyder is helping at W.D. Wilson's drug
store and Mrs. Snyder that she may give a daughter's care to her mother
Mrs. W.D. Evans.
Our graduates and others for special courses
are going to their work; Harry Kneeland to Boulder, Colo.,
Carleton and Kenneth Cook to Nebraska University, Maude
Johnson, Olga Otis, Rheba Whalen, Liva Richards, June Fickel and
Ralph Wilson and John Summers to Ames, Perry Hendricks and Walter
Scott to Culver, Indiana, Frances Lewis to Council Bluffs commercial
school, Arthur Dice, Grover Rinehart and Mildred Priest to Drake
University, Ruth Young to Iowa City, Grace Churchill to Wesleyan,
University Place, Nebr., Winifred Seeger to Mr. Carroll, Ill., Merle,
Blance and Olive Coffman to Parsons College, Annie Davis to Brownell
Hall, H.G. Parker to Evanston, Ill., Dr. D.M. Swain to University of
Pennsylvania, Ivy Campbell to Boulder, Colo.
Last Friday, September 4th, death came to the poor helpless body of
Mrs. John Higgins, who was stricken with paralysis at her home in
Malvern, and has been for 6 long years a helpless invalid at St. Bernards Council Bluffs. Mr. Higgins, who himself has only lately passed
away labored faithfully all these years, at his bench in Malvern, that
the ministrating care of the hospital might be given to his stricken
wife. From Saturday evening until Monday morning, with only two
unavoidable exceptions, he was at her bedside during the six years.
An example of true fidelity and loyalty.
The death toll is continued,
Mr. James Jones, a country neighbor when Milton was platted, a leading
farmer, and for some time a citizen of the town, a soldier of the Civil
War answers to death's roll call today.
Mrs. Alva Donner comes to her
mother's home, Mrs. Bently for a visit and a change and death comes and
closes her young life.
The two firms of Milt Van Doren
and the Cook Mercantile Co. trade business for land.
The old soldier
boys time comes for their annual eat and they gather at the Dice home
for the occasion, and if they sleep as well as they ate, they will live
a while yet.
T.W. Beckett of Sidney buys the Arva Burrus cottage
south of the school building.
Union service at the M.E. Church to bid
farewell to Rev. Bollinger as he goes to his new field at Odebolt.
The Catholic Church is building a residence for their pastor, Father
Rev. W.A. Black is welcomed as successor to W.W. Bollinger.
The Malvern Electric Light Co., have enlarged their plant and power,
and soon will have our college town of Tabor, hitched on to the light
Miss Ruth Kneeland and Miss Mae Churchill have opened up a
kindergarten school in the basement of the Presbyterian Church, and
they have a big bunch of little life to entertain and instruct.
Kilpatrick's fine new modern home is complete and they are taking
possession of it.
Business interests are taking away Mr. O.J. Davis and family to a home at Council Bluffs. We will greatly miss them
from business, home, social and church circles in which they have taken
an active part for many years.
Master Willie Aistrope has reached the
age of 8 years, and his mother and young friends help him to make it a
great day on the calendar.
Mr. H.G. Robins and family from Indiana
become residents of Malvern for business and a home.
Rev. Hill at
the Villisca home performs the ceremony, that unites the interests of
life of his daughter Ethel Hill and Dr. Thos. Gidley, a Malvern
boy, born and bred.
Mrs. Almira Durbin departs this live at her home
today. The little village of Milton, later Malvern, was her first
home place as wife and mother, and just out over the border, after
honored years of home service, she returns and abides under the roof of
her later and finer home until the summons came.
Mrs Ernest C.
Bragonier fills the vacancy in the school by the resignation of Miss Rue Otis.
Billy Kryseimier and Mrs. Jennie Wren agree to walk the
ways of life together.
Mr. W.J. Wilson the horseman, makes Malvern
his home and place of business.
Clayton Roberts celebrates his 13th
birthday At this later writing with thousands of others he has
donned the uniform as a soldier for his country.
One of our Malvern
boys, Carl Poulson is in training for the work as agent of the Wabash
It is sad news to the many friends of Rev. D.C.
Morris, to hear of his health today, December 6th, at his daughter's
home at Wayne, Nebraska. His home has been Malvern for several
years as church pastor and citizen.
Little Willis Mulholland dies at
the parents home.
Harold Case expert seed corn tester, is assistant
at The Summers Seed House.
It is holiday time and the week has been a
great home coming time as the absent ones return for a visit at the
home and the holiday gatherings.
Mr. Henry Boyer sells out his
business at Strahan that he may be more with his family in his Malvern
Eight years of the 20th century have passed and we come to
a new year 1909
Dr. M.E. Corbin sells his residence and practice to
Drs. Elmer and Ray Estes.
The Real Estate firm of Harris and Tyler
trade Mr. N.G. Patterson's harness business to Mr. Hutton for land, and
then Mr. Frank Degenhart, an old acquaintance buys the business
and starts again as a business citizen.
A quiet wedding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Smith,
January 12, their daughter Grace to Henry A. Young.
Benjamin C. Martin--Uncle Benny--surrenders his 80 year lease
of life for one on that "beautiful isle of somewhere."
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Smith have leased the City Hotel.
Aistrope and daughter Nellie move into their lovely new home, on
the street of fine homes, Marion Avenue, and Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Viner
into theirs just completed on the same street.
Mrs. J.D. Reynolds
buys the Lee Baldwin place on Prospect Avenue.
succeeds W.G. Gregory at the Green Bay Lumber Co.
Death comes sudden to an old resident, Henry Slonaker, while
at his work, and today Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler's life passes
out into the great beyond.
Death comes to the weary body of Mrs.
J.F. Dull, for thirty three years a home keeper here.
John Utivitts, a Malvern boy, after nine years of world travel,
comes again to the old place to see his mother.
Wm. Stamper of
Clearfield, Iowa is now landlord of the Cottage.
Mr. and Mrs. S.B.
Barnes and family, break the ties of long time friendship that bind
them to Malvern as they say goodbye and go to a new home in California.
John Evans Jr. better known to us as Jack Evans,
passes away at his home in Illinois, and his body is brought to Emerson
for burial. His business interests in connection with Malvern
have been such that we count him as citizen.
Mr. Geo Short and Mrs. Gena Dolan are married today at
their own home where they expect to reside.
Mrs. C.J. Hyde buys a home, formerly Mrs. D.M. Whitfield's
The change from active life to death comes quickly to Mrs. Ella
Roberts at her mother's home, Mrs. Viner, and to Grandma Moses, in
the quiet of her home in south town.
Our school boy Warden Rimel wins in the State declamatory
contest at Osceola.
Mr. Geo. Berry and Miss Bertha Dawson go to Council
Bluffs and the veteran Henry De Long signs their marriage bonds.
Mr. B.R. Bellwood buys the John Dull property on 2nd
John Greeson, an old resident of the town, and who has been
on life's trail for 81 years closes the journey today.
Out citizen C.E. Califf, with his family are about to move to Tripp,
South Dakota, for a wider range for his activities.
A comrade and
soldier of the civil war, Salathiel Timmons, passes over the dead line
today, May 2, 1909.
Samuel Mudd, a Malvern young man is killed by the
accidental discharge of a gun while at the home of B.L. Garrow at
Serena, Ill. Burial in the Malvern cemetery.
A Malvern student
and school graduate, Ethel Cunningham, graduates from the Boston school
of Oratory and expression.
Mr. Sutton, section foreman of the Q buys
the former home of Mrs. Winnie Moore.
It is decoration day, and
loving hands are putting flowers on the resting places of the dead.
Death calls J. Degenhart, a business man of Malvern most of the time
for twenty four years.
We celebrate our national holiday with the
opening of the Chautauqua session on Saturday, July 3rd.
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Foxworthy quietly observe their 65th wedding anniversary at their
Malvern home. When we see the courts working overtime to release
the bonds of marriage, it is encouraging to note the lenghty span of
this many years and often of the Golden and Silver ones.
As we make
record of this event we think of two other lives who have so quietly
come with us into our daily life, as neighbors and citizens, that no
record has been made and we will now weave it in. The coming of
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Byers from the farm home where they were before the
railroad brought the town and the people of Malvern. At this
writing they are yet with us and like the ones above have lengthened
the span of their married life beyond the golden wedding day by many
We cross the border a little way to make record of the death
of Mr. Henry Donner on June 29th, at his home. The Donner name
has been on the list of Malvern business men for many years.
little tots who have grown to manhood and woman hood here, are now
taking upon themselves the responsibilities of home makers in other
places. Miss Etta Retelsdorf in far away Calgary, Canada, is
married to Mr. J. Malcolm Curl, and Miss Ada Kronsbein to Mr. Lewis Stocho, a St. Louis citizen.
Mr. J.A. Foster trades his livery barn
The Mulholland home is filled with frolicking young friends
when Katharine Mulholland comes to her 10th birthday.
people are in attendance this week, August, 1909, at the annual
exhibits of the County Fair on the Fair grounds, only a stone's throw
from where stood the old elm tree, beneath whose branches was sheltered
the canvas covered emigrant wagon that stopped for the night of August
7th, 1869, whose occupants were seeking an Iowa home.
passing of forty years we will again call the roll of those who as
proprietors and employees, now guide the business interests of the
town. A few of the early workers who yet have the harness on and
some of the sons and daughters of the early pioneers with later
arrivals are now at the helm and making history for future records.
General Store Merchants: F.E. Mulholland of The Mulholland Co., H.T. Beattie of the Chicago Dry Goods Co.
Deardorff, Higgins Bros.
Hardware: Harry Landis, G.C. Boston,
Clothing: Wm. Kneeland, Harry and Paul Kneeland as assistants.
Farm Machinery: Wortz & Bushnell, Clark Bros.,
and Ash & Long.
Lumber Yards: Quinn Lumber Co., J.W. McNulty,
Manager; Green Bay Lumber Co., Mr. Emerson manager.
First National Bank, W.L. Summers, President; Jas J. Wilson, Cashier; V.G. Williams, Assistant. Malvern National Bank, C.B. Christy,
President; Fred Durbin, Cashier; Lottie Deardorff, Assistant, Bank of
Malvern, I.F. Hendricks, President; Will Guyer, Cashier.
Blacksmiths: Alfred Hall and Brothers, Reed Graves, Swanson & Foster, F.J. Stebbins
Restaurants and Lunch rooms: Arva Burrus, Newt.
Jacobs, W.W. Tunison, Wm. Bingaman, F.V. Williams, J.S. Sloan.
Malvern Light and Power Company, L.W. Boehner, President; Harold
Boehner, Secretary; Joe Deardorff and Forrest Deardorff, engineers; Robt. Elliott, electrician.
Malvern Cold Storage Company, L.W.
Boehner, President; Fred Boehner, Manager.
Elevators and Grain
buyers: E.L. Donner, G.W. Wyant, P. Kilmartin
Smith & Comer.
Drug Stores: C.S. Royce, W.D. Wilson.
Jewelers: Walter L. Smith, C.E. Porter.
Tailor, J.H. Retelsdorf.
Pool and Billiard Halls: John Perdue, J.L. Buckingham.
Millinery: Mrs. M.L. Hiett, Miss A.S. Jones; Miss
M. Hammes Shoe Store and Fred Hall repairer.
J. And Frank Degenhart,
Mrs. Hattie Boston, Fancy Goods and China Ware
The Malvern Leader, W.P. Wortman, publisher; X.A
Imel, foreman; S.L. Hunter, C.E. Huffaker, Mabel Abbott, compositors;
Hazel Thompson, office girl.
Real Estate Dealers: Cadwell &
Salyers, C.E. Eacrett, Harris & Tyler.
Hotels: Cottage, J.R.
Cully; Central Hotel, Geo. Smith.