The Toledo Chronicle
Tama County, Iowa US Gen Web Project

The Toledo Chronicle
Feb 19, 1885


Mary E. daughter of Robert and Delilah Melick, was born neer Martinsburg, Knox County, Ohio, February 10th, 1862, and removed with her parents to Toledo, Iowa in May, 1864. where she died February 14th, 1885, ages 23 years, 7 months and 4 days. Mary was well known and had a large circle of friends in and around Toldeo. She attended the public school until the year of 1880, when she entered Western College, which she attended about one year, making a commendable record. Mary was industrious and wide awake. After leaving College she was engaged in teaching as much as her health would permit. She taught seven terms of school in five different districts, when failing health compelled her to give up her chosen pursuit. The funeral services were held at the U B Church at 2 o'clock p.m. on Sunday, February 15th, conducted by Rev. B. M. Long. The large congregation which was present showed the esteem in which she was held in the community.

Considerable colds and sore throats around town.

Mr. Sam Melick came in from Gladbrook Saturday, to attend his sister's funeral.

Rev. H. J. Brown and wife spent the Sabbath here, with their daughter, Mrs. Alta Vest.

The entire family of Mr. Saxton's in the northwest part of town, are down with the measles.

There are more banks in Tama county at this time, than was ever known before, - snow banks.

Stonewall Jackson's war horse is to be exhibited at the Worlds Fair. Let Jeff Davis welcome him with a speech.

Fort Donleson was taken February 16, 1862, just 23 years ago Monday last, and the hero of that battle still lives. Long live Gen. Grant!

Mr. Robert Melick and family wish us to express their heartfelt thanks to their friends and neighbors for their many kindnesses shown to them in their recent bereavement.

We would like some wood on subscription. Some of our subscribers have been promising us wood for two or three years and we are still waiting patiently for it. Please bring it along. We need it now.

Any person wishing to adopt a fine healthy little girl baby aged 14 months, and do a kindness to a hard working young mother who has to go out to do house work, can have an opportunity. For further particulars call on the mother at Mrs. Saxton's residence in the north-west part of Toledo.

The well at the deaf and dumb institute at Council Bluffs has been completed to a depth of 800 feet.

Mrs. J. H. Warren, of Algona, mistaking ammonia for cough medicine, took a dose that came near proving fatal.

There were fifteen divorces granted in Black Hawk county in 1884 - one to every sixteen marriage licenses isued.

An Algona gentleman received the present of an aligator, sent him through the United States mails by a New Orleans friend.

Des Moines has aroused to a vigorous effert to raise the $50,000 necessary to secure the permanent location of the state fair.

The insane dodge in murder cases is becoming so very common, it may be expected any minute that some bright lawyer will spring up and delare that Eve was laboring under a fit of emotional insanity when she ate the apple, but no one would bring such an accusation against a lady for using DeLand's Chemical Baking Powder.

Emma S., eldest daughter of A. J. Tyler died suddenly at her home near Chelsea, February 9, 1885, aged 23 years and 10 months. The funeral services conducted at the house of her father on the 13th inst. by Rev. B. M. Long, assisted by C. F. Shell, were largely attended by the many friends and acquaintances. The stroke was an unusually severe one upon the parents. The remains was interred Hayes' Cemetery.

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