1-17-40MISS CATHERINE KING AND
EDWARD FURLONG TAKE VOWS
St. Mary's Church was the scene of a pretty wedding at 9 a.m.
today when Miss Catherine King, youngest daughter of Mrs. Angus
King of Lake Township, became the bride of Edward Furlong of Lets
The single ring service was read by the Rev. N. J. Pfeiffer, at
the altar banked with ferns and white Garcias, in the presence of
friends and relatives.
Miss Dorothy Nolan, cousin of the bridegroom, was the bridesmaid
and Arthur Hickey, cousin of the bride, was best man. Betty
Louise Lorber and Dorothy Jean McCarty, nieces of the bride, were
flower girl and ring bearer, Maurice Furlong, brother of the bridegroom
and Fred Lorber served as the ushers. Acolytes at the high
mass were Robert and Harry Schnedier, Charles Lorber and Anthony
In Satin Lace
The bride wore a gown of white chantilly applique lace on a redingote
of bridal glow satin. She wore a fingertip veil of halo
satin net and pearl bonding bordered with appliqued lace. She
carried an arm bouquet of white killarney roses tied with white
tulie and ,a whilte prayer book. Her only jewelry was a cross, a
gift of the bridegroom.
Miss Nolan wore a gown of winter rose satin fashioned in princess
style and puffed sleeves. In her hair she wore a cluster of Garcias
and carried an arm bouquet of white Garcias and briarcliff roses
tied with white tulle. Her only jewelry was a locket, a gift of
Attired in White
The flower girl, Betty Louise Lorber wore a white organdy dress
and carried a basket of white Garcias and pink roses. Dorothy
Jean McCarty, carried the ring in the heart of a briarcliff rose.
She was dressed in white organdy. Both the flower girl and the
ring bearer wore wreaths of smilax and Garcias in their hair.
Soft nuptial music was played before mass by Mrs. Ralph Ahif,
featuring, "I Love You Truly," "Liebestraum" and "0 Promise Me”.
Patrick Minear was the soloist. The high mass was in honor of
Saint Vincent. "Ava Maria" was the offertory hymn and "Only A
Veil" the communion hymn. As the postlude, Mrs. Ahif presented
"Mendeissohn's Priests Marche." The members of the choir were
Miss Ida Lechner, Miss Bertha Lechner, Miss Beatrice Kleinfelder,
Mrs. Gladys Cosgrove, Miss Jacqeline Hruska and Miss Mildred Wittman.
1-17-40MISS CATHERINE KING AND EDWARD FURLONG TAKE VOWS
Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home
of the bride's sister, Mrs. Fred Lorber for immediate relatives
and friends of the couple. Guests present were Rev. N. J. Pheiffer
Rev. C. D. Mannhardt, Rev. Richard Egan, Mrs. Agnest King, James
Furlong, Leo Furlong, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence McCarty and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Noll, Maurice Furlong, Dorothy Nolan, Arthur
Hickey, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lorber and family.
The home was decorated in rose and white chosen colors of the
bride. A three-tier wedding cake adorned with a miniature bride
and bridegroom formed the centerpiece of the table.
The bride is a graduate of Muscatine high school and attended the
Muscatine Junior College. For the past six and a half years she
has been a teacher in the Muscatine county schools. The bridegroom
attended the Muscatine county schools and is engaged in farming.
After a short wedding trip the couple will be at home to friends
on a farm in Lake Township.
4-26-40NOTE 56TH ANNIVERSARY
&npage bsp; Mr. and Mrs. James O’Toole, of near Letts, will celebrate their
fifty-sixth wedding anniversary on Sunday with a family dinner
at their home. They were married April 28, 1884, by the Rev.
The couple has seven children living, Phillip 0'Toole of Letts;
Mrs. W. J. Byrne, Mrs. Fred Aull, and Francis O'Toole of Muscatine;
Edward O'Toole of Houston, Tex.; Ernest O'Toole at home, Gerald
O'Toole of Davenport, and twenty-two grandchildren. One son,
William P. O'Toole is dead.
Since their marriage in 1884, Mr. and Mrs. O'Toole have resided
in the same home, four miles northeast of Letts.
11-11-40MISS MARY REED, LIFELONG COUNTY RESIDENT, DIES
Miss Mary A. Reed, 71, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at her home, 126
West Third Street, after an extended illness. The daughter of
Isaac and Susan Carson Reed, she was born Feb. 9, I869, in Seventy-
Six Township and had been a resident of Muscatine County all of
She had made her home in Muscatine since Jan. 6, 1936, and prior
to that time resided on a farm home near Arden. She was a member
of the Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Mamie Shoopman, of Ardon; two nephews,
Dayton and James Longstreth, both of Ardon; a grand nephew, Leonard
Shoopman of Cranston.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, William,
John, Dayton and James Reed; and by a sister, Mrs. Mattie Longstreth.
The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and last rites will
be held in the Fairbanks Chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Dr. Henry
C. Schneider, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate
assisted by Dr. David I. Berger of Cedar Rapids, former pastor of
the local church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
11-13-40SERVICE HELD FOR MISS MARY REED
Funeral services for Miss Mary A. Reed, 71, who died Sunday at her
home, 126 West Third Street, were held at 2 p.m. today at the Fairbanks
Chapel with Dr. Henry C. Schneider, pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church, officiating, assisted by Dr. David I. Berger,
Singers at the rites were Chester and Herbert Leu. Pallbearers were
George Eitman, Elmer Martin, Phillip Cashman, Edwin Healey, Harvey
Johnson and Jacob Shoopman. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
11-13-40ST. MALACHY GROUP TO SPONSOR PARTY
The Rosary and Altar Society of St. Malachy's Church at Ardon will
sponsor a card party at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Muscatine
on the evening of Nov. 21. Ducks will be given as prizes.
Members of the arrangements committee are Mrs. John Tomney, Miss
Nannie O'Brien and Miss Agatha O'Toole.
2-26-41JOSEPH O'BRIEN LIFELONG COUNTY RESIDENT, DIES
Joseph O'Brien, 75, lifelong resident of Muscatine County, died
at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in his home, 806 Cedar Street following a
The son of Patrick and Ellen Geary O'Brien, he was born April 12,
1863, in Seventy-Six Township, Muscatine County, and engaged in
farming there until he moved to Muscatine to make his home in 1917.
He was employed by the Titus Loan and Investment Co., as a real
estate representative for a number of years until illness forced
him to retire about five years ago.
Mr. O'Brien was married on April 13, I896 at St. Malachy's Church,
Ardon, to Margaret Hickey, and she survives? as do one daughter,
Miss Helen O'Brien, at home; and a sister, Miss Anna O'Brien, of
Muscatine. One sister, Mrs. D. F. Sullivan of Muscatine, preceded
him in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from St. Mathias
Catholic Church of which he was a member, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr.
W. L. Hannon, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's
Cemetery here. The body is at the family residence, 806 Cedar
Street, where the Rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:15 p.m.
The Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
2-28-41REQUIEM HIGH MASS SOLEMNIZED FOR JOSEPH O'BRIEN
Requiem high mass was solemnized at St. Mathias Church at 10
o'clock this morning for Joseph O'Brien, lifelong resident of
Muscatine County, whose death occurred Tuesday night at his home
806 Cedar Street.
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. L. Hannon, pastor of St. Mathias, was celebrant
of the mass, assisted by the Rev. R. J. Egan of Wilton as
deacon and the Rev. J. J. Morrissey as sub-deacon. The Rev. William
Manion, S. J. of St. Louis delivered the sermon. Altar boys were
Arthur Steinbaugh, Harold Howell and Russell Wunzelick.
Pallbearers included Raymond Titus, F. P. G, Halbfass, John Hickey,
John Sullivan, Eugene Connor and L. J. Umachied, Music was offered
by the St. Mathias Choir, with Catherine Ellen Finnery as organist.
Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, under the direction of the Ralph
J. Wittich Funeral Home.
5-15-41"76" SCHOOL TEAM FIRST TO REACH SEMI-FINAL ROUND
The "Fighting Irish" of Seventy-Six Township today had become the
first team to win its way into the semi-finals of the annual Muscatine
County rural schools kittenball tournament.
Going on a batting spree, the 76 club whipped Fruitland, 30 to 8,
in the first quarter-final game to be played so far and qualified
for a berth in the next round of the meet which will be held during
Play Day, May 23, at the West Liberty fairgrounds.
Games to decide the other three semi-finalists will be played later
this week, with Wilton meeting Wapsie, Lake battling Pike, and
Fulton tangling with Montpelier.
In the final game on the first round schedule to be played, Montpelier
township emerged with a 6-3 victory over the Sweetland
6-20-41JOHN TOMNEY, 59, ARDON RESIDENT, CALLED BY DEATH
John Tomney, 59, farmer living near Ardon, died at 3:30 p.m.
day at Mercy Hospital in Davenport after an illness of about six
The son of Patrick and Anna Dyer Tomney, he was born Oct. 18, 1880
in Seventy-Six Township and had been a resident of that community
all of his life. He married Mervil Ellen Nolan Feb. 25, 1924, in
Muscatine. He was a member of St. Malachy's Church at Ardon.
Surviving are the wife; one sister, Mrs. Frank Martin, Muscatine;
a niece, Miss Erma Martin, Muscatine; and three nephews, Leonard
Seiler and John Seiler, both of El Monte, California, and Francis
Seiler of Baldwin Park, California. He was preceded in death by
his parents, two brothers and one sister.
The body will be removed to the family home late this afternoon
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Malachy's
Church at Ardon with the Rev, James Egan of Wilton officiating.
The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Saturday at the family home.
Burial will be at Ardon under the direction of the Fairbanks Home
10-18-41MISS MCFADDEN BRIDE-TO-BE, IS HONORED
Miss Margaret McFadden, whose marriage to James Furlong will be
an event of Oct. 28, was honored at a miscellaneous shower Friday
evening at the Chris Tomfeld home on rural route No. 6. Presiding
as hostesses were Laura Hollar, Maude Tomfield and Marie Crow.
The birde-to-be's chosen colors of blue and gold were carried
out in the appointments. Hearts was the diversion of the evening
and theprizes were given to Ernest Tomfeld, LeMoyne Lawrence,
Margaret McFadden, Steve Crow and Victor Hollar.
Those present were Mr. And Mrs. E. J. McFadden, Lorraine, Lois,
Margaret Dorothy and Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hoffmyer and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Crow, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crow, Ernest
and Henry Tomfeld, LeMoyne Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. C, M. Connell,
Lee Pantel, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hollar, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Crow,
Marie and Dorothy, Leo, James, and Maurice Furlong, Mrs. William
Butcher, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Tomfeld and Dick.
10-28-41MARGARET MCFADDEN AND JAMES FURLONG TAKE VOWS
AT ST. MATHIAS CHURCH
At the nuptial mass at 9 o'clock this morning at St. Mathias
Church, Miss Margaret McFadden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J.
McFadden of Letts, became the bride of James Furlong of East
Moline, Ill. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. L. Hannon celebrated the mass.
Presiding at the organ for a prelude of nuptial music was Miss Edna
Critz. Included in her selections were "Cavatina" by Raff; "Angels
Serenade" by Braga; "Intermezzo," from Cavalleria Rusticana by
Mascagni, and "Hymn Nuptialo" by DeBois, "March Nuptiale" by Rossini
was used for the processional, whilte Ground's "March Romaine"
was played as the recessional.
Mrs. Ester Klepper, as soloist, offered "Ave Maria" by Schubert;
"Consecration to the Sacred Heart" by the Sisters of Notre Dame,
and "Ave Verum" by Mozart.
The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Lorraine McFadden as the
maid of honor, and Leo Furlong, brother of the bridegroom, served
as best man. Ushers were Maurice Furlong, brother of the bridegroom,
and George McFadden of Burlington, a brother of the bride.
Leonard Aull and Emmett Byrne were the acolytes.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was attired in
a lovely gown of white slipper satin, styled with long fitted
sleeves, a sweetheart neckline embroidered with seed pearls and
the long full skirt which extended into a train. Her floor length
veil was held in place with a tiara of seed pearls and orange
blossoms. The bridal bouquet was of white roses with a shower of …
10-28-41MARGARET MCFADDEN AND JAMES FURLONG TAKE VOWS
AT ST. MATHIAS CHURCH
… satin ribbons. Her gift from the bridegroom was a three-strand
necklace of pearls.
Miss McFadden, the bride's attendant, was gowned in turquoise
blue, the full lace trimmed skirt falling from a tight fitted
bodice. She carried an arrangement of pink roses.
For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. McFadden chose a black and white
ensemble with white accessories, and her corsage was of yellow
After the ceremony there was a wedding luncheon for 27 guests
in the Japanese room at Hotel Muscatine. Covers were arranged at
tables prettily appointed in the bridal theme. A large decorated
wedding cake formed the table centerpiece and other table appointments
were of lighted pink candles and roses.
Later Mr. and Mrs. Furlong left on a short wedding trip. For
traveling the bride wore a blu-frost romaine crepe ensemble with
silver nailhead trim and black accessories. When they return,
their home will be made in Moline.
Mrs. Furlong, a graduate of Muscatine high school and Iowa State
Teachers College at Cedar Falls, has been teaching in the Muscatine
County schools. Mr. Furlong was graduated from the Letts high
school and is employed at the John Deere Harvester Company at
Out-of-town guests were the Rev. Msgr. J. D. Conway of Davenport
Rev. Richard Egan of Wilton; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Creswell of Reinbeck,
la.; Mrs. William Kelley, Mrs. Aubroy Trout, Mrs. Mary Trout
and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Babruss of East Moline; Mrs. Gerald O'Toole
of Davenport; Robert Geyer and Mary Camel of Moline, and Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Hoffman of Columbus Junction.
11-17-41MISS BYRNE IS HONOREE AT COURTESY
Complimenting Miss Anita Byrne, whose marriage to Bennie Burrows
will be an event of Thanksgiving Day, Miss Genevieve Healey presided
as hostess at a pretty pre-nuptial courtesy Sunday afternoon at the
Byrne home at 601 East Tenth Street.
Dainty appointments featured the bride-to-be's chosen colors of
peach and blue. A two course luncheon was served.
The game of "50" was the afternoon's diversion and the first prize
was given to Mrs. M. P. Byrne, the second to Miss Lorene Altekruse,
and the consolation to Miss Mary O'Brien.
A collection of miscellaneous gifts was given the honoree in a
novel gold engagement ring centered with a large stone.
Invited guests were Miss Mary O'Brien, Mrs. Theodore Noll, Miss
Lorene Altekruse, Mrs. Herschel Harper, Mrs. Bert Burrows, Mrs.
M. P. Byrne, Miss Irene Healey, Mrs. Mike Healey, Miss Helen Byrne,
Mrs. John Summers, Miss Monica Rose Byrne, Miss Ilene Summers,
Mrs. C. H. Pollock, Mrs. George Koenigsaecker, Jr., Miss Genevieve
Naber, Mrs. Gordon Streator, the honoree and the hostesses.
11-20-41JAMES O'TOOLE CALLED IN DEATH; RITES SATURDAY
James O'Toole, a lifelong resident of 76 Township in Muscatine
County, died today at 6:20 a.m. in his home near Letts at the age
of 82, following a brief illness.
Mr. O'Toole was born in 76 Township May 14, 1859 and was married
to Margaret Ryan on April 28, 1884. The couple celebrated their
57th wedding anniversary this year.
Surviving are his widow and seven children, Phillip and Emmet of
Letts, Francis and Mrs. Fred Aull of Muscatine, Ed of Houston, Tex.
Gerald of Davenport, and Mrs. William Byrne of Wilton, and 22
grandchildren. One son, William, his parents, one brother and two
sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Malachy's
Church at Ardon, with burial in the Ardon cemetery. The body is
at the family home where the Rosary will be recited Friday at
8 p.m. The Meyers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
11-22-41FUNERAL RITES - JAMES O'TOOLE
Funeral services for James O'Toole a lifelong resident of Seventy-
Six Township who died at his home near Letts, were conducted at
10 a.m. today in St. Malachy's church at Ardon. Burial was in the
Pallbearers, all grandchildren, were James, Robert, Leo and Era
Byrne, Eugene O'Toole and Leonard Aull. Flower attendants were
Bowser and Mrs. Furlong.
11-27-41MISS ANITA BYRNE AND BENNIE BURROWS MARRY
St. Mathias Church was the scene of a pretty nuptial ceremonty
10 o'clock this morning when Miss Anita Marie Byrne, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Byrne of 601 East Tenth Street, became the bride
of Bennie Burrows, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Burrows of 613 Climer
Street. The Rev. J. J. Morrissey performed the double ring ceremony
and celebrated the nuptial mass.
Miss Catherine Flannery presided at the organ playing the nuptial
selections, and Miss Rita Baker was the soloist. Included in the
numbers were "Vent Amor" as the communion hymn; "Ave Maria" by
Schubert, and "On This Day 0 Beautiful Mother" by Lambillatte. The
wedding march by Kreckel was used for the processional and as the
recessional she played "March Romaine" by Gounod.
The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father who gave
her in marriage, was preceded by little Colleen State who served
as flower girl and her sister, Miss Monica Rose Byrne, who acted
Cliff Malone of Cedar Rapids, attended Mr. Burrows as best man and
the ushers were James Brinkman and Milton Wagner, the latter a
cousin of the bridegroom.
The bride's gown was of white bridal satin, made princess style
with long tight sleeves ending in points over the bands, a sweetheart
neckline, and the full skirt extended in a short train. Her
fingertip veil was held in place with a tiara of pearls and 1ace
and was designed with a short face veil. Her only ornament was
a gold and pearl necklace, a gift of the bridegroom, and she
carried a shower bouquet of white roses.
Miss Byrne, the bride's attendant, wore a gown of blue taffeta
princess style with puffed sleeves. She carried a bouquet of
talisman roses. The little flower girl, Colleen State, had a
floor length dress of peach taffeta and she carried a basket of
11-27-41MISS ANITA BYRNE AND BENNIE BURROWS MARRY
For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Byrne chose a blue ensemble with
black accessories, and her corsage was of pink roses. Mrs.
Burrows, the bridegroom's mother, wore blue and her corsage was
also of pink roses.
Immediately following the ceremony there was a reception in the
Japanese room at Hotel Muscatine for relatives and close friends.
Appointments were daintly carried out in the bridal motif and a
large decorated cake and flowers formed the table decorations.
Mrs. Burrows, a graduate of Muscatine High School and Junior
College and has been employed in the credit department of the
Montgomery and Ward store at Burlington. Mr. Burrows, a graduate
of Muscatine High School, attended Muscatine Junior College and
is the proprietor of Bennie's Quick Lunch Shop.
Out-of-town guests were Miss Willa Mae Kriese, Al High, Mrs.
Ruth Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lockwood, Miss Marian Ritz, Bill Palmer,
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Vogt, Darrell Martin and Miss Edna McLaughlin
all of Burlington; Miss Genevieve Healey of Davenport, Miss Helen
Byrne and Miss Lucille Ranson of Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Leo
Dalton of Washington, Mrs. Hysee Smith of Columbus Junction; Mr. and
Mrs. Alvin Rieke and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Dalton of Letts; Mr. and
Mrs. William Chelf of Nichols, and Miss Mary Byrne of Washington, DC.
12-29-41FUNERAL RITES - THOMAS COADY
The funeral of Thomas Coady was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St.
Malachy's Church in Ardon, conducted by the Rev. R. Egan of Wilton.
Pallbearers were Nealle and John Hogan of Detroit, Mich., Lee and
John Zybarth of Muscatine, Carroll Hogan of Iowa City, and Clement
Hogan of Omaha. Interment was at the Ardon Cemetery.
1-20-40O'BRIEN SERVICES ARE HELD AT ARDON
Those from the surrounding and immediate neighborhood that were
in attendance at the funeral services of the late Jimmy O’Brien
Tuesday morning at the St. Malachy Catholic Church near Ardon
were Walter L. Shellabarger, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McCleary, K. L.
McColm, Donald Lee, Mrs. John Lee, Mr. and Vernon Legler,
Henry Schafer, L. E. Downer, Wilmot Hendrix, Ernest Meeker, Mr.
and Mrs. A. C. Hunter, Mrs. Mable Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Chapman, Louie Byrne, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Morrison, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Sheafer, Albert Brookhart, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Hafner, Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bailey, Mrs. Henry
Tomfield and Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Fry.
CASHMAN BROTHERS STEERS SELL HIGH
Cashman brothers, of Muscatine County, marketed A CONSIGNMENT OF
21 yearling steers from their feedlots near Letts, in Monday’s
at the Chicago Stock yards that averaged 1140 pounds
each and sold straight at $13.75 per cwt.
EICHELBERGER IS WINNER OF QUIZ CONTEST HONORS
Lysle Eichelberger, 76 Township farm youth who is president of the
Muscatine county boys Four-H club organization, is the winner of
the Four-H Studies in Farm Bureau quiz contest conducted through
the winter months, County Agent John D. Morris announced today.
Eichelberger, who scored 109 out of a possible 130 points on the
questions, will receive a pen and pencil set as first prize.
Second place went to Guy Flater, Jr. of Goshen Township who had
a score of 99. and third was won by Burton Collier of Wilton Township
with a score of 97. Flater will be awarded a flashlight and
Collier a knife for their achievements.
Highest average on the test of any club in the county was made by
members of the 76 Township "Spirit of 76" club, and each will be
presented an award.
Boys with the highest score in each of the clubs participating in
the contest, each of whom will receive a medal are:
Goshen Township - Gay Flater, Jr.; Pike Township – Vernie Carter;
76 Township - Lysle Eichelberger; Wapsie Township – Jay Steen;
Sweetland Township - Herbert Hetzler; Wilton Township - Burton
Collier; and Fulton Township - Kenneth Lamp.
Sixty-five Four-H youths took part in the event.
2-23-42FARMERS IN PARTS OF 76 TOWNSHIP INVITED TO MEET
Farmers in sections of 76 Township for which L. E. Downer and J.
Henry Schafer are serving as educational cooperators are invited
to attend a meeting scheduled for Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the 76
Township No. 4 School house, it was announced today.
Emergency livestock feed budgets will be distributed and discussed,
and other phases of the war emergency program of the state extension
service outlined to the group.
3-5-42MISS HEALEY SERVING AS NURSE IN WYOMING CAMP
Miss Rosalie Healey, formerly of Muscatine, is now a Red Cross
nurse in the hospital at Ft. Francis E. Warren at Cheyenne, Wyo.
She is the daughter of Andrew Healey, 110 East Fifth Street, and
was graduated from St. Mathias High School and Muscatine Junior
Miss Healey who holds the rank of second lieutenant, received her
training at the State University of Iowa at Iowa City.
3-7-42JOHN LYNCH, 81, RETIRED FARMER, CALLED BY DEATH
John Lynch, 81, of 113 Roscoe Avenue, retired Muscatine County
farmer, died at 11:25 p.m. Friday in Hershey Hospital of complications.
He had been in poor health for the past several years and
had been bedfast the last 10 days.
Mr. Lynch was born in 76 Township, Muscatine County, on Aug. 13,
i860, the son of Patrick and Catherine Hickey Lynch, and had been
a resident of Muscatine for five years, since retiring from the
farm. He was a member of St. Mathias Church.
Surviving are one brother, Michael Lynch, and two sisters, Margaret
and Kate Lynch, all of Muscatine. His parents preceded him in
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from St. Mathias
Church with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. L. Hannon officiating. Burial
will be in the cemetery at Ardon, la. The body is at the George
M. Wittich Funeral Home, and the Rosary will be recited there
Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
3-9-42FUNERAL RITES - JOHN LYNCH
Services for John Lynch retired farmer whose death occurred
Friday night at his home, 113 Roscoe Avenue, were conducted at
St. Mathias Church at 10 a.m. today. The Rev. R. J. Egan was
celebrant of the mass with the Rev. J. J. Morrissey as deacon
and the Rev. C. D. Mannhardt as sub-deacon. Altar boys were
John Kelly, John Hall, John Mendenhall, Harold Koenigsnecker and
Joe Rauch. The high school choir sang, "Pie Jesu" and "Mothei
of Sorrow" with Catherine Flannery as organist.
Serving as pallbearers were George Delaney, Frank Delaney, A.
Minear, A. C. Peterson, Philip Digney and William Cashman. Burial
was in St. Malachy's cemetery at Ardon with the George M. Wittich
funeral home in charge.
5-5-42CASHMANS PAID TOP MART PRICES
Cashman Brothers, Muscatine county livestock feeders, received
extreme top of the Monday market at the Chicago Stock Yards this
week for a drove of top quality butchers raised on their farm
The 54 head in the consignment averages 315 pounds each. They smile
without sorting at $14.20 per cwt., the top, despite uneven weight
The shipment included some that weighed as high as 375 pounds.
According to their owners, these hogs were farrowed last October.
The Monday hog market at Chicago was an active one with prices
steady to 10 cents higher. The extreme top, $14.20, moved up 6
cents for the day's session averaged 5 cents higher at $14.05
Maurice B. Furlong, of Letts, has enlisted in the U.S. Navy and
now training at the Great Lakes naval training station. His
address is C. 738, H.S.N.T.S., Great Lakes, Ill.
8-16-42NOLLS VISIT WITH ARDON FRIENDS
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Noll and family motored to Ardon Sunday and
called on Mr. and Mrs. Arnold O'Tolle, the Byrne brothers, the
Phillip Digney home, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Summers and Mr. and Mrs.
9-10-42WE SHALL NOT FORGET THEM
The Service Roll of St. Malachy's Church contains the names of the
following boys, all of whom are in the U.S. Navys Howard A. and E.
Laurence Healey, sons of Michael and Margaret Byrne Healey; Edward
Healey, son of Edward and Mai Cronin Healey, and Maurice B. Furlong
son of the late Joseph and Margaret Nolan Furlong.
E. Laurence Healey and Maurice B. Furlong are both stationed at the
Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, 111. Howard A.
Healey is written to in care of the postmaster at San Francisco,
California, and Edward Healey is written to in care of the postmaster
at San Diego, California.
10-26-42MRS. AGNES LEE, LONGTIME COUNTY RESIDENT, DIES
Mrs. Agnes Beatty Lee, 87, who had spent the greater part of her
life in Muscatine County, died at her home, 115 Fifth Street, at
9:4-5 p.m. Sunday. She had been in failing health for the past six
The daughter of Alexander Beatty and Mary Soath Beatty, the eldest
of eight children, she was born in Cascade, Iowa July 27, 1855,
and made her home in Seventy-Six Township from 1885 until March,
1809, when she established her home at 115 East Fifth Street. She
was married to Robert Lee of Cascade on April 1, 1885. Mrs. Lee
was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and of Electa chapter
No. 32 Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Lee of Davenport and Ira Lee of
Burlington; a daughter, Mrs. Leola Agnew of Amlissa; and a sister,
Mrs. Hattie Fober of Cascade, la.; four grandchildren, Miss Vivian
Lee of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Wayne Robert Lee of Burlington
Miss Agnes Agnew of Davenport and Elizabeth Lee of Washington, D.C.
Mr. Lee's death occurred on April 14, 1912.
The body is at the Fairbanks Home of Funerals and will remain
there for services at the Fairbanks Chapel at 2O0 p.m., Wednesday.
Dr. Henry C, Schneider of the First Presbyterian Church will be in
charge. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
10-28-42FUNERAL RITES - MRS. AGNES LEE
Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Lee were conducted from the Fairbanks
Chapel at 2:30 this afternoon by Dr. Henry C. Schneider, of
the First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. George Moore and Mrs. John
Wilson were the vocalists with Mrs. Gertrude Brannan at the organ.
The pallbearers were George Ewing, Henry Ewing, Donald Lee, Lloyd
Lee, Edward Lee and Ike Lee. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
11-14-42MISS MARY O'BRIEN AND CHARLES MORRISON WED
AT ST. MATHIAS CHURCH
Miss Mary Bertilla O'Brien, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Martin O'Brien, rural route No. 5, Muscatine, and Charles Elmore
Morrison, youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wesley Morrison of
Los Angeles, California, exchanged their nuptial vows at a pretty
early winter wedding at 8 o'clock this morning at St. Mathias
As a prelude to the ceremony Miss Eda Critz, presiding at the organ
played "Cavatina" by Raff; "Serenade" by Schubert, and "Pantilene”
Nuptiale, "Marche Nuptiale" by Rossini, was used for the processional.
Preceding the bride to the altar was her sister, Miss Veronica
O'Brien, of Chicago, Ill., as maid of honor, Colleen Joan State
the bride's niece, as flower girl and little Thomas State, nephew
of the bride, as ring bearer.
They were met at the altar by Mr. Morrison and William Wilson,
the best man, Albert Tripmacker, Earl State, brother-in-law of the
bride, and Robert O'Brien, the bride's brother were the ushers.
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. L. Hannon performed the double ring ceremony
and celebrated the nuptial mass.
GOWNED IN SATIN
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her lovely gown
of white brocaded satin was styled with a long train, with tiny
covered buttons extending up the back from the waist to the
victory neckline, and cadet sleeves. Her veil of illusion tulle
edged in lace, was held in place with a tiara of seed pearls. Her
pearl necklace and earrings were gifts of the bridegroom. She
carried a prayer book with an orchid from which fell streamers of
Miss O'Brien's gown was of cadet blue taffeta with a shirred
victory neckline and short puffed sleeves. She wore a matching
blue shoulder length veil, and carried a white colonail bouquet.
The flower girl, Colleen Joan State, wore a floor length dress of
peach colored satin, made with a victory neckline and long sleeves
She carried a basket of white button chrysanthemums. The little
ringbearer, wearing an army suit, carried the rings in the heart
of a rose.
Mrs. O'Brien, the bride's mother, chose a dark blue ensemble with
matching accessories. Her corsage was of red roses.
The Misses Mary Elizabeth Klepper and Maryrose Brown, of the St.
Mathias high school choir sang, "Mary, Guard Our Valiant Soldier”
and Miss Brown sang, as the offertory selection, "Ave Maria" by
Schubert. Miss Critz was the accompanist. Gounod's "March Romaine”
was played for the recessional.
11-14-42MISS MARY O'BRIEN AND CHARLES MORRISON WED AT
ST. MATHIAS CHURCH
The wedding breakfast was served at Hotel Muscatine. Later Mr. and
Mrs. Morrison left on a wedding trip south. For traveling Mrs.
Morrison chose a biege wool ensemble with Irish green accessories.
The couple will reside in Nashville, Tenn. for the present. Mr.
Morrison is stationed with the signal corps of the U.S. Army unit
Mrs. Morrison is a graduate of St. Mathias high school and attended
Muscatine Junior college. She is a manager of the local Sears
Mr. Morrison is a graduate of the Menlo, la. high school and Muscatine
Junior college, and since entering the army was graduated
from the Ft. Montmouth, N. J. Radio Maintainance School and Bell
Telephone Laboratories School for War Training at New York City.
Prior to his induction into the army, he was display manager of
the Graber Store at Dyersburg, Tenn.
12-15-42WILLIAM O'BRIEN IS IN AFRICA SERVICE
Private First Class William C'Brien, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
O'Brien, Route 5, has arrived safely in North Africa according to
word received by his parents today.
P.F.C. O'Brien has been in the service since May 28, 194l and was
formerly stationed at Camp Claiborne and Fort Dix before going
with the A.E.F. to Ireland and England.
12-16-42JOHN T. DOWNER, RETIRED COUNTY FARMER, CALLED
John T. Downer, 73, prominent retired farmer of Sweetland Township,
died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bellevue Hospital after a two weeks
illness with complications. Mr. Downer retired from active farming
about a year ago and moved to Muscatine in September of this year.
His home was at 118 Magnolia Street.
He was born on September 7, I869 in Des Moines County, Iowa, the
son of J. B. and Margaret Davis Downer. He lived in Muscatine
County for 69 years. On Aug. 25, 1892, he married Viola Lang. He
was affiliated with Masonica Iowa lodge No, 2 and was a member
of the Park Avenue Methodist Church.
12-16-42JOHN T. DOWNER, RETIRED COUNTY FARMER, CALLED
Surviving are his wife, one son, Ray E. Downer, of Sweetland
Township, one brother, Louis E, Downer, of Letts one sister, Mrs.
A. E. Minear, of Mt, Pleasant, and one grandson, Robert R. Downer
of Sweetland Township. He was preceded in death by his parents
and one sister, Mrs. Adelia Parvin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from
the Hoffman Funeral Church. The Rev. C. B. Rayhill, of the Park
Avenue Methodist Church, will be in charge. Burial will be in
The body is at the Hoffman Funeral Home.
1-21-43FUNERAL RITES - MRS. RIGGS
Funeral services for Mrs. Riggs, wife of the late W. Miller Riggs,
who died at her home in Seventy-Six Township Monday morning,
were held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home.
Dr. Henry C. Schneider, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church
was in charge. Mrs. Gertrude Brannan served as organist, interment
was in Greenwood Cemetery.
Bearers were Fred Beach, Ralph F. Reuling, Charles Harbaugh, Wendell
Hoopes, Ernest Meeker and John Lee. The floral committee was Mrs.
William McQuesten, Mrs. Leonard Agnew, Mrs. Stewart Hitchcock and
Mrs. Frank Neidig.
2-20-43ALTEKRUSE AND BYRNE WEDDING SET
The date for the wedding of Miss Lorene Elva Altekruse and Clement
Gerald Byrne is set for Wednesday, Feb. 24, is St. Mathias Church.
Miss Altekruse is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Altekruse of
Seventy-Six Township, and Mr. Byrne is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Byrne of Letts.
The Rev. Father O'Hair of Ardon will perform the ceremony at
2 o'clock. The couple will be attended by Thomas Fifer and Miss
Luferree Altekruse, sister of the bride-to-be.
David Reddick and Leo Furlong will be the ushers.
The reception will be held at Hotel Muscatine at 3 o'clock.
2-25-43LORENE SIVA ALTEKRUSE, CLEMENT BYRNE WED
AT ST. MATHIAS CHURCH
Miss Lorene Elva Altekruse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark C.
Altekruse, Rural Route No. 5, Muscatine and Clement G. Byrne
son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Byrne, of Letts, took their nuptial
vows at a ceremony.at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at St. Mathias
Church. The Rev. Edward J. O'Hair performed the doulble ring
Miss Catherine E. Flannery, as organist, played "In a Monastery
Garden" by Ketelbey and "Song Without Words" by Flagler, preceeding
the ceremony, and used the "Wedding March" of Kreckel, as the
processional. Maryrose Brown sang "Ave Maria" by Schubert. March
Romaine" was played as the recessional.
Miss Luferree Altekruse, the bride's sister, and Thomas Fifer, cousin
of the bridegroom, attended the couple. David Reddick, a cousin
of the bride, and Leo Furlong, of Letts, were the ushers.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her gown was of
white moire taffeta, fashioned with a sweetheart neckline, having
fitted sleeves with points over the hands and buttoned down the
back. The skirt extended into a long train. The fingertip veil
of English illusion was edged in rose point lace, was topped with
a crown of seed pearls and crystal tiara. Her only ornamemt was a
three strand pearl necklace, a gift of the bridegroom. She carried
a shower bouquet of white roses with satin streamers tied with white
The bridesmaid's gown was of peach brocaded satin, with shirted
bodice, short puffed sleeves and a full floor length skirt. The
wore a peach velvet tiara. Her bouquet was a shower arrangement
of mixed flowers. Her only ornament was a pearl necklace, a gift
of the bride.
For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Altekruse chose a black crepe
ensemble with squa blue trim, and Mr. Byrne's mother wore peach
nose-veil with a sages of roses and sweetpeas.
The reception was held at Hotel Muscatine for the immediate families
and close friends. A large three tier wedding cake topper with a
miniature bride and bridegroom and flowers were used in the table
Friends of the bride, Miss Mary Edith Kirby, Miss Charlotte Englebretson,
Miss Juanita Cockran and Mrs. Lydia Miller assisted with
Mrs. Byrne was graduated from Muscatine High School in 1935, and the
the past four years has been clerk in the county auditor’s office.
Mr. Byrne, a graduate of the Letts High School, is engaged to
farming. Mr. and Mrs. Byrne are on a wedding trip and will be at
home to friends on a farm near Letts after March 10.
3-11-43WILLIAM O'BRIEN IS LISTED WITH MISSING
Another Muscatine young man - William O'Brien, aged 29 years -
was added to the list of soldiers from this area reported officially
missing in action after the battle of Tunisia in North Africa on
The official word came from the U.S. war department to his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John M. O'Brien, of Rural Route No. 5, late Wednesday
Earlier messages to relatives had listed Pvt. Harold Bartelt, son
of Erie Bartelt, 106 Grandview Avenue and Corp. Robert Tadewald,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tadewald, 704 Walnut Street, as missing
in action. Also reported missing were PFC Charles E. Sterner of
Wilton and Cpt. Philip Downs, son of Mrs. Frankie Downs of Wapello.
The service record of PFC O'Brien was almost identical to that of
the other two Muscatine young men just reported missing in action.
PFC O'Brien left Muscatine on May 28, 194l, and received his early
training at Camp Claiborne, La, From there he was transferred to
Camp Dix, N.J. and about May 1, 1942 was sent to Ireland. Later
he transferred to Scotland before being sent with the large American
invasion force to Africa late in 1942, PFC O'Brien was serving
with an infantry unit.
PFC O'Brien was employed by the Home Oil Company before entering
the service. He has two sisters residing here, Mrs. Earl J.
State and Mrs. Charles Morrison, both of 208 W. Fulliam Avenue.
3-31-43DEATH SUMMONS E. J. COADY OF ARDON COMMUNITY
E. J. Coady, life resident of Seventy-Six Township, died at 7
p.m. Tuesday at Bellevue Hospital. He was born on June 9, 1861,
the son of John and Hannah Corgrose Coady, He was a member of
St. Malachy Catholic Church at Ardon.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Bryde Coady of Seventy-Six Township,
and Mrs. Mary Hogan of Iowa City, one brother, Dr, J. J. Coady of
Chicago and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday from St. Malachy
Catholic Church at Ardon and burial will be in St, Malachy Cemetery.
The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday at the home in
Seventy-Six Township. The body will be taken there early Thursday
The N. W, Meyers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
4-10-43O'BRIEN HELD IN ITALIAN PRISON CAMP
PFC William O'Brien, 29, listed as missing In action in North
Africa after the battle of Tunisia on Feb, 17 is safe and well
in an internment camp in Italy.
The word came late Friday to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John M.
O'Brien of Rural Route No. 5 in a telegram from the war department
The brief message said a letter would follow immediately.
The message revived hopes of other familieis in the Muscatine area
that similar word may come from other young men reported missing
after the big battle of Feb. 17. Three others from Muscatine, Pvt.
Harold Bartelt, Cpt. Robert Tadewald and Pvt. Layman Saltsman, two
Wapelio young men, a Wilton youth and others from the immediate
area were listed as missing at approximately the same time. But
as far as could be ascertained no other messages had come at noon
PFC O'Brien has been in the service since May 28, 1941 when he
began training at Camp Claiborne, La, From there he was assigned
to Camp Dix, N.J. and on May 1, 1942 was sent to Ireland. He was
also in Scotland before being transferred to Africa.
5-6-43PFC W. O'BRIEN SENDS CABLE-GRAM FROM GERMANY
Mr. and Mrs. John O'Brien, Rural Route No, 5, received a radiogram
today from their son PFC William O'Brien, which read:
"Arrived in Germany oday. Will write a letter later. Love, Bill.”
It came by airmail from Harrisburg, Perm, and bore the time designation
of 9 o'clock, May 4.
Previously the O'Briens were informed by the war department that
their son was a prisoner of Italy after being reported missing in
action early in March, following the battle of Tunisia in Africa
on Feb. 17.
Today the Most Rev. Henry P. Rohlman, 0, D. of the Catholic Diocese
of Iowa, included the name of PFC O'Brien in a list of tour member
of the diocese who he had been informed were prisoners of the Italians.
Sgt. Everett Marmion, Vincennes, la,, Sgt. Darfell Christensen
Lost Nation, and Pvt. Norman Ellsworth, Blairsburg, la.
Recently Bishop Roniman announced the names of 21 other soldiers of
the diocese, embracing 22 counties in the southeastern section of
Iowa who are being held as prisoners of war by the Italians.
7-20-43O'BRIEN WRITES PARENTS PROM GERMAN CAMP
Mr. and Mrs. John O'Brien, Route 5, have received the first letter
from their son, PFC William O'Brien, since he was taken prisoner
in the North African campaign on Feb. 17.
He was first reported "missing In action" then in May his parents
were informed that he was a prisoner of the Italians.
In his letter he said that he had been in Germany since April 17,
and described interesting scenes viewed on the trip. He said that
the trip from Africa to Sicily was made by plane and the remainder
of the trip by train.
He entered the army on May 28, 1941, was trained at Camp Claiborne,
La. and on May 1, 1942, went to Ireland, then to Scotland and on to
8-26-43ARDON MAN ILL WITH PARALYSIS; TAKEN TO HOSPITAL
Little change is reported in the condition of John L. Summers, 24,
who is undertreatment at University Hospital, Iowa City, for
Infantile paralysis. He is a son of Mr, and Mrs. Leo Summers,
and. was taken in the hospital Sunday. His throat muscles are
9-1-43MISS MARY BYRNE, VISITING HERE, FETED AT PARTY
A surprises party Tuesday night at the M. P. Byrne home, 601
East Tenth Street, was an honor for Miss Mary Byrne of Washington,
D.C. who is visiting here. Miss Byrne will leave next Monday for
Five tables were organized for five hundred and the prizes were
given to Mary Byrne, Earl State, Lufferece Altekruse and Arthur
Guests were Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Altekruse and Lufferee, Billy
Callahan, Leonard Felio, Mr. and Mrs. J, M. O'Brien, and Robert,
Mr. and Mrs. Earl State, Colleen and Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Hershell
Harper, Elaine and Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Clement Byrne, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Timberlake, Helen and Sonny Pippert, Mr. Bennie Burrows and
Sandra, Mr. and Mrs. Byrne, Monica and Mary.
9-11-4376 TOWNSHIP SETS HIGH RECORD IN BOND SALES;
BOOTH SALES AT $64,967
Two super-sales totals were on record in Muscatine County today as
first reports came in on purchases of war bonds and on pledges
in the third war loan campaign now under way. Sharing honors were
Seventy-Six Townships The first rural district to report - with
pledges of $42,068.75. The township's assigned quota is $31,280.
And Ernest Meeker, the township chairman in the war bond drive,
announced that the solicitation in that township is only partially
completed. The pledges of $42,068.75 were made by 100 residents
of the township and there are still 36 more to be heard from.
Indications were that the township's record would be very materials
increased when the drive was finished.
9-24-4376 TOWNSHIP CONTINUES TO LEAD ENTIRE COUNTY
IN SALE OF WAR BONDS
Seventy-Six Township continued to lead the parade in the rural division
of Muscatine County's participation in the third war loan
drive, and one additional township, Fruitland, was over the top of
its quota in bond sales, reports to leaders in the campaign shows
Progress was also reported in several other townships, with substantial
gains reported in new tabulations from sales committee
which are continuing their work.
Seventy-Six Township, which reached the 100 per cent mark early in
the third war loan drive, today had sold 148 per cent of its assigned
quota. Sales of bonds amounted to $46,282.25 on a quota of $31,288.
Ernest Meeker, township chairman, reported that, members of the
committee, after hitting the 100 per cent mark, continued their
efforts until everyone in the township had been reached and that
with all approached with the appeal to "Back the attack - buy war
bonds" had responded with the exception of one family.
10-5-4376 TOWNSHIP IS STILL ON TOP IN WAR BOND DRIVE
Reports from the rural division of the third war loan campaign showed
that Seventy-Six Township retained its lead in percentage of quotas
sold, with 1.85 per cent of its assignment sold, and with the rural
division as a whole over the top with 1.04.3 per cent of its assigned
quota of bonds sold.
1-18-44JOHN FOLEY, 70, LIFELONG LETTS RESIDENT, DIES
John L. Foley, lifelong resident of the Letts community, died
at 2:30 Monday afternoon at Bellevue Hospital after an illness of
several, days. His home was on a rural route near Letts.
He was born at Letts on March 31, 1874, the son of Andrew and Mary
Sweeney Foley. He was a member of St. Malachy's Church at Ardon,
and of the Knights of Columbus lodge in Muscatine.
Surviving are two brothers, M. W. Foley and M, J. Foley, both
of Letts, four sisters, Margaret Foley, Amy Foley and Agnes Foley
all of Letts, and Mr. J. F, Brookhart of West Liberty. He was
preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
The funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Malachy's
Church at Ardon, with the Rev, Edward J. O'Hair in charge. The
rosary will be recited at 7J30 tonight at the Foley home. The
body was taken from the Fairbanks Home for Funerals this afternoon
to the home.
Burial will be in the Ardon Cemetery.
1-20-44FUNERAL RITES - JOHN FOLEY
The funeral mass for John Foley was held at 10 o'clock this morning
at St. Malachy's Church at Ardon, with the Rev. Edward J.
O'Hair of Wilton in charge. Emmett 0'Toole, Jr., and. John Healey
were the acolytes.
Pallbearers were Emmett 0'Toole, Will Cashman, Phillip 0'Toole,
Phillip Digney, Frank Byrne and. Mike Healey.
Burial was in the Ardon Cemetery.
2-25-44H.W. WIGIM DIES AT HOME HERE; RITES ON SUNDAY
Hugh W. Wigim, who had spent practically his entire life here,
died at his home. 1103 Cedar Street, at 4:45 p.m. today after an
extended illness following a cerebral hemorrage.
The son of Margaret Truoman Wigim and Samuel Wigim, he was born
in Seventy-Six Township on Sept. 12, 1878. He married Amelia
Sophia Detthoff on October 21, 1903. Mr. Wigim was a member of the
Elks and Modern Woodmen Lodges and. was a retail butcher by profession.
2-25-44H.W. WIGIM DIES AT HOME HERE; RITES ON SUNDAY
Surviving are his wife, three children, Lt, Trueman H. Wigim,
serving in the United States Army in Australia, Walter S. Wigim.
and Mrs. Hillis R. Phillips of Muscatine; a brother, Dr. T. L.
Wigim of Altedena, Califrnia, and two grandchildren. His parents
Preceding him were three half-brothers, Adam, Samuel and Robert
Wigim, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Henry Nyenhuis and Mrs. Dan Caple.
The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home and will remain
there for rites at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. David M. Funk of Grace
Lutheran Church will be in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood
2-28-44FUNERAL RITES - H.W. WIGIM
The funeral services for Hugh W. Wigim, 1103 Cedar Street, were
held at 2 p.m. Sunday at home with the Rev. David M. Funk of Grace
Lutheran Church in charge. Mrs. George Holliday served as organist.
Pallbearers were George Thauren, Andrew Healey, Henry Hoeke, G.
Clyde Parks, Dr. E. E. Goss and Abner Stineman. The floral committee
was Mrs. Parks, Mrs. Ooss and Mrs. Hoeke. Interment was
5-12-44HEALEY AND BRINKMAN WEDDING VOWS SPOKEN
Mr. and Mrs. M, J, Healey of Ardon announced the marriage of their
daughter, Genevieve Ann, of New York City, to James T. Brinkman,
pharmacist mate second class of the United States Marine Corps,
and son of Mr. and Mrs, T. E. Brinkman of Carroll, la. The wedding
took place at the post chapel of Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.
on Saturday, May 6.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father J. J. Suber, chaplain
of Camp Pendleton, in the presence of relatives and friends.
The bride wore a mist blue crepe dress with a matching blue lace
cap, with accessories of blue and white. Her flowers were a corsage
of pink camelias and she carried a crystal rosary, a gift of the …
5-12-44HEALEY AND BRINKMAN WEDDING VOWS SPOKEN
… her bridesmaid was Miss Marjorie Brinkman of Carroll, la., a sister
of the bridegroom, who wore an ensemble of black and white with
matching accessories. Her flowers were a corsage of pink camellias.
Stephen Murphy, of the United States Marines, of El Paso, Texas
served as bestman.
Following the ceremony the bridal dinner was served at Hotel
Knickerbocker at Hollywood, California.
The bride is a graduate of St. Mathias high school in the class
of 1941. Until recently she has been on the staff of Memorial
Hospital, New York City. Mr, Brinkman is a graduate of Sac City
high school in the class of 1938 and. attended the Junior College
of Appleton, Minn.
The couple is spending a 15 day leave at Hollywood, California.
6-5-44LOUIS F. BYRNE, AGED 80 YEARS, GOES IN DEATH
Louis F. Byrne, 80, died at 9:35 a.m. Sunday at Hershey Hospital
after an illness of a month with a complication of ailments. His
home was near Letts.
Mr. Byrne was born on Dec. 15, 1863, the son of Edward and Sarah
Keough Byrne, in Seventy-Six Township and spent all of his life
in Muscatine County, He was a member of the St. Malachy Church
The only survivors are several cousins. He was preceded in death
by his parents, two sisters and one brother.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the
Ardon Catholic Church by the Rev. Father O'Hare. Interment will
be in the Ardon Cemetery. The body is at the George M. Wittich
Funeral Home where it will remain until services. The Rosary will
be recited at 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
6-6-44FUNERAL RITES - LOUIS F. BYRNE
Last rites for Louis P. Byrne, whose death occurred at Hershey
Hospital Sunday, were conducted at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Malachy
Church at Ardon by the Rev. Father E. J. O'Hair. Interment was in
the Ardon Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Paul Chatman, Clarence Shoppa, William Cashman,
L. J. Byrnes J. M. O'Brien and Ernest Meeker. The St. Mathias
Choir offered vocal selections, accompanied by Vivian Smith at
The George M. Wittich Funeral Home was In charge of arrangements.
9-20-44THOMAS SUMMERS TO RECEIVE M.D. DEGREE AT IOWA
Pfc. Thomas B. Summers will be among the 72 graduates and will
receive his M.D. degree from the college of medicine at commencement
exercises of the University of Iowa on Sunday, Sept. 24.
He entered the state university in September, 1938 after graduation
from St. Mathias high school and received his B. A. degree in 1942
entering medical school, in 1941, he has been in the stepped-up
program, completing the four years of study in a three years period.
Pfc. Summers is a member of Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity is
president of the senior medical class and vice president of the
Association of Senior Class Presidents. Upon graduation, Pfc.
Summers will become a first lieutenant in the array reserves and
will serve his internship at St. Luke's hospital at Kansas City,
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs, L. A. Summers of Ardon.
11-9-44MISS HEALEY, 63, LIFELONG LOCAL RESIDECT, DIES
Katherine Healey, 63, died at her home, 110 East Fifth Street, at
7:30 a.m. today after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of
Muscatine County, she was born April 14, 1881, the daughter of
Andrew and Mary White Healey. Miss Healey was a member of the St.
Mathias Church and the St. Mathias Rosary Confraternity.
Surviving are her four brothers, Mark Healey of Dayton 0., Edward
Healey of Washington, D.C., Andrew Healey of Muscatine and Mike
Healey of Ardon, and four sisters, Mrs. Walter Klink of Muscatine
a twin sister, Mrs. E. F, Connell, of Ocelwein, la. Mrs. J. E.
Schumaker, of Fayette, and Mrs. Walter Dorsey, of Maywood, Ill.
Her parents and one brother, John, preceded her In death.
11-9-44MISS HEALEY, 63, LIFELONG LOCAL RESIDENT, DIES
The body is at the George M, WIttich Funeral Home and the Rosary
will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday there. Services will be at 9
a.m. Saturday at St. Mathias Church with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. L.
Hannon in charge. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
11-13-44FUNERAL RITES - KATHERINE HEALEY
Funeral services for Katherine Healey, 63, who died Thursday at
her home, 110 East Fifth Street, were conducted at 9 a.m. today
at the St. Mathias Church, The Rt. Rev, Msgr, W. L. Harmon was
in charge ofthe services, assisted by the Rev. B. E, Brugman.
Alter boys were John Roth and Raymond Novak and music was offered
by Vivian Smith, organist, and the St. Mathias high school choir.
Casketbearers were Edward Healey, Frank Byrne, William Byrne, Jack
Ryan, MacKinley Powell and Ben Browning.
Interment was in the St, Mary's Cemetery.
12-22-44BROTHERS SERVING IN DIFFERENT BRANCHES
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Byrne, Route 2, now have sons in three branches
of the services on duty overseas.
Cpl. Leo Byrne is with the U. S, Marine corps at Bougainville. He
entered the service on Nov. 77, 1943, received his boot training at
San Diego, California, and was stationed at Texas A. and M. College
before going overseas in August of this year.
Robert Byrne, Boatswain 1c, enlisted in the Navy on June 7, 1942,
and is now serving with an amphibious division in the Southwest
Pacific. He trained at the U.S.N.T.C. at Great Lakes, Ill, and
at Oxford, 0. and has been overseas since January, 1944.
Sgt. James Byrne has been with, the U.S. military police in England
since June 7, 1942. Enlisting in the Army on Feb. 20, 1941, he
received his training at Fort Snelling, Minn.