Osceola Sentinel, January 7, 1904
Geo. Mitchell returned to Yorktown last Saturday...C. L. Organ, pastor of the Christian church, filled his appointment here last Sunday...Comrade Short, of Allerton, spent last Sunday here among his friends...Clare Mitchell went to Chicago last Monday to resume his studies in the medical college...E. A. Lockwood and Harley Goff went to Osceola to invoice a stock of goods last Wednesday...S. W. Mitchell and Bruce Tallman returned to Simpson college last Monday...Carl Tallman and wife, of Woodburn, came Tuesday to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Tallman...Rev. Tennant, of Van Wert, assisted in the meetings last Tuesday evening.
January 14, 1904
Roy McAlister is moving into his new home this week...Dr. Mitchell reports Mr. H. Breman quite sick but improving...Harley Goff and wife are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine boy on January 11th. All parties doing well...Evangelist Shoemaker returned to his home last Tuesday...A good many people are affected with bad colds and mumps...Robert Mitchell will remain in the furniture store for another year...Hall, the horse buyer was in town last Friday and bought fifty head of horses at fair prices...Mr. Robinson and Mr. McLain of Davis City came up last Monday and installed the officers in the I.O.O.F. lodge...Rush Wingett is around again...Dr. Mitchell received and sold two car loads of shelled corn this week.
January 28, 1904
Mrs. Oren Ruffcorn, of Des Moines, came Friday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Parr...L. A. Mitchell, of Kellerton, spent Sunday with his family...Ollie Williams and wife of Kansas, are visiting the former's parents Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Williams...
February 11, 1904
Mr. Harkens, of Woodburn, was in town Friday and Saturday on business...Millard Chase started to Missouri last Friday to visit his brother...Dr. Mitchell, with the assistance of other doctors, performed an operation on Mrs. Taylor. The operation was successful and the patient is getting along nicely in charge of a trained nurse...It is rumored that Harry McAlister bought property in our town last week...Mr. John Hodges and Lodena Frances Webb were married at high noon February 9th at the residence of Mrs. Luce in Weldon. Elder C. L. Organ performed the ceremony. The wedding was private. A few presents were given to the bride and groom. They are at home to their friends one-half miles east of town...The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Newell died February 8th. Funeral services were conducted February 9th at 2 p.m. at the home by Rev. Geo. E. Mitchell. Interment at Green Bay cemetery. The bereaved have the sympathy of the community...Charles Luce, C. E. Bodley, S. D. Lillard and H. B. Gardner went to Des Moines last Wednesday to a merchants gathering...Rev. Doyle will assist Rev. Tennant in his meetings at lacelle for a few days.
February 18, 1904
Mrs. John Tallman went to Woodburn last Wednesday to visit her son and family...Dr. Hindley's lecture "Will It Take" was fine. ...Last Sunday closed up the labors of Elder G. L. Organ as pastor of the Christian church at this place. A reception was given him and wife at the Christian church last Saturday evening. A program was rendered and light refreshments were served. A fine rocker was presented them and all report an enjoable time...R.D. No. 3 starts from Weldon April 1st...C. E. Lane, of Leon was in Weldon on business last Tuesday and Wednesday.
February 25, 1904
Millard Chase returned from Missouri last week...Elder Morris conducted services at the Christian church last Sunday morning and evening...Rev. W. H. Doyle went to Des Moines last Tuesday to attend the Missinary convention...Our town was shocked last Sunday evening when they heard of the sudden death of W. W. Conner, one of our business men...Mr. Taylor, of Warren county is moving to the Hohn farm, 4 miles south of Weldon, this week...Mrs. Abercrombie is resting quite nicely since the doctors operated on her last week...Mr. and Mrs. Riley have moved into the Oren Ruffcorn property.
March 3, 1904
Miss Hattie Mitchell spent last Sunday with her father, L. A. Mitchell...Miss Vinita Reeves, of Indianola, is visiting with Rev. Mitchell and wife and other relatives...Mrs. Abercrombie died last Friday morning after an illness of two years and two months. Funeral at M.E. church Saturday at 1 p.m. Rev. Doyle will have charge of the services assisted by Rev. Mitchell. Interment in Brooktine, Ill...Mr. Harry attended the funeral of his sister in Illinois the first of the week...Ann E. Barnett departed for her home in South Dakota Tuesday after spending the winter with relatives...Wm. Billings and family went to their new home in South Dakota Tuesday...Mrs. Potter and family is visiting this week with her sister, Mrs. Robert Mitchell and Geo. Williams and family...Mr. Ditto has been under the doctor's care a few days...Rev. Doyle returned last Friday from Des Moines, where he attended the Missionary Convention. He reports a fine meeting and good interest.
March 17, 1904
Mrs. Sella Potter, after visiting for two weeks with Rob Mitchell and family and Geo. Williams, returned to her home near Pleasanton, Ia. last Monday...Blanche Keger is visiting relatives at Nebraska at present...Our school election last Monday was a merry exciting one and resulted in the election of Geo. Lowman and James Wingitt...The heaviest snow of the season fell last Sunday...Harvy Woodbury went to Leon last Monday...Enos Mitchell was confined to the house a day or two last week with the mumps...Floyd Adams is laid up with the mumps...S. W. Barnett is improving nicely since he was operated upon...Harley Goff has received his appointment as mail carrier on rural route No. 3...
March 24, 1904
Rosco Mitchell returned from Colorado this week thinking that Iowa is the place...Prof. Smith and Miss Powers has been elected for another year in our schools...We have two tickets in the field to be voted upon at our town election April fourth...Sylvanus and Pearl Mitchell went to Osceola last Monday returning on Tuesday...S. W. Barnett is supposed to be past the danger point in his recovery from the operation he underwent some three weeks ago...Rev. Doyle returned from the convention at Osceola last Friday.
April 14, 1904
R. A. Westfall went to Promise City last Wednesday on business trip, returning Thursday...Mr. Leslie Core's baby is quite sick, improving since Tuesday...E. A. Lockwood and wife went to Osceola last Wednesday...Judge Orton of Princeton, Mo. was in town on business last thursday...Dr. Mitchel went to Keokuk, Iowa, on professional business last Sunday...Mr. Allen, our hotel man, has sold his hotel fixtures to Wm. Wilson who will take charge next week...The City Council has ordered the hitching rack on our streets fixed up, employing Wm. Dunn to do the work...George E. Mitchell has been sick since Friday morning. He is slowly improving...Mrs. Martin is spending a few days with her brother, George Williams, before returning to her home in Tingley next week...
The Citizens Bank and the Weldon Saving Bank have consolidated and the business will be done at the Weldon Saving Bank office. The Citizens Bank takes stock, and Geo. Ayers will still be the cashier...Rev. Tennent of Van Wert preached at the M. E. church one of the sermons on Missions Tueday night, and Rev. Galaher of Woodburn will preach the other sermon Wednesday night...Mrs. Geo. Mitchell took quite sick last Wednesday morning...Mrs. Daniel Tansey does not gain very fast. Jenny and Allie Tansey are improving...Mrs. L. L. Showers is getting better this week. We hope she will soon be able to resume her relation as correspondent to the Leon Journal for she is recognized as one of the best in this county.
April 21, 1904
Mr. Silvers went to Beaconsfield last Tuesday on business...Quite a snow fell here last Tuesday night; about four inches...R. A. and S. B Westfall and Mr. Jacob England went to Cambria last Monday to visit Messrs. Gib and Ab Evans...Mrs. l. L. Showers is still improving...Mrs. Arnold returned to Weldon Monday...L.A. Mitchell of Kellerton spent Sunday with his family here...Mr. Allen has rented the house that Archie Irwin vacated last week...Billy Wilson was in town over Sunday departing Monday...Mr. Jacob England returned to Lorimor Thursday. Miss Cora Evans went with him and will spend the summer with Mr. England and family...Mr. Captain E. Hammer of Marshalltown, Iowa, is here.
April 28, 1904
The proceeds of the concert at the M.E. church April 20th were $40.00...The wind blew very strong here early Monday morning upsetting out buildings and tearing up sidewalks, unroofing porches...Harry Woodbury and Mrs. McCartney went to Garden Grove last Sunday to attend the funeral of a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Jennings...Our constable took a keg of beer on a search warrant last Saturday night...Our school year closes next Friday...A heavy rain fell here last Monday morning...C. E. Lame, of Leon, spent Sunday with relatives and friends in and around Weldon returning home Monday...Mabel Newell is quite well again...S. W. Barnett has opened a real estate office in the room north the Bowsher & Biddison implement room...Miss Elma, of Chicago, called on many friends in Weldon last Monday and Tuesday...William Wilson spent a short time with his family the first of this week..Wesley Lowe lost a valuable mare last Monday night...Clell McCullough's father and mother came Tuesday to visit with him for a few days...Mrs. Hughs, of Des Moines, who came to visit with his sister, Mrs. McDowell, last week went on to Gardon Grove Tuesday to visit friends there...S. W. and Pearl Mitchell went to Smyrna last Tuesday night to an entertainment given there by the Woodburn band...James Wingett has been appointed marshal of the city...The concert at the M.E. church will be given next Friday night.
May 5, 1904
Ad Willcutt, of Humeston, was in town last Thursday calling on his many friends...Miss Ella Garris, who has been in Osceola for some time past, came home last Thursday...Russell Allen's mother, of Decatur City, came last Thursday to visit with her son over night returning home Friday...Miss Overton, of Osceola, came to Weldon last thursday...Mr. Elias Ritter, living five miles northeast of Weldon, died very suddenly last Thursday evening. The funeral was held at the Hebron church Sunday at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. W. H. Doyle. There was a large audience present. Mr. Ritter was an old settler and a man that was highly respected by everyone...Our school closed last Friday and Miss Metier and Miss Powers returned to their homes the same day...Mr. Lochrie, of Murray, was in town last week on business...Billy Wilson spent Sunday with his family...John Newell and Arthur McCartney startedl ast Tuesday for Wyoming, a pleasure and business trip of two tweks duration.
May 19, 1904
The G.A.R. post of Weldon is making preparation for the 29th and 30th of this month. Rev. W. H. Doyle, pastor of the M.E. church will deliver the sermon on the 29th at eleven o'clock. Comrade Mitchell will deliver the oration on the 30th, both services to be held in the M.E. church...Mrs. Wm. Carlin went to Creston last week on a visit...Prof. Smith and wife went to Fairfield last Friday to visit relatives and friends for a few days. From there the professor will go to Drake university, to take a special course of study to fit himself for school work...John Newell and Arthur McCartney returned from their trip to Wyoming, Monday morning, and they report a very enjoyable trip...George Ayers went to Des Moines to attend the Republican state convention, Wednesday, being one of the delegates from this county...L. A. Mitchell, of Kellerton, spent Sunday with his family...Ice cream was served at the Christian church Saturday evening by the members of that church...Miss Mila Lane, of Leon, came Monday to visit her sister, Mrs. W. D. Westfall...Mr. Ledgerwood, of Lineville, was in town Tuesday, on his way to Leon to attend court...Quite a number of our citizens went to Leon Wednesday as witnesses in the case of State vs Wood.
May 26, 1904
R. F. Goff will move his stock of merchandise from Osceola to Weldon...Miss Cal Cannon returned from Osceola last monday...Rev. Geo. E. Mitchell spent last Sunday in Diagonal...Mrs. Alice Barnett went to Osceolal ast Monday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Rarick...Terry & Son have the McFarland residence nearly ready for the plasterer...Mrs. Fannie Evans returned from Cambria last Friday where she had been visiting relatives....Wm. Carlin is moving his family into the rear of his restaurant this week. Oscar Judd of Davis City was in our town on business last Saturday...Wm. Wilson visited his family here Sunday...Mr. Jones, our druggist, went to Beaconsfield last Wednesday...Frank Jamison and son were in town last Tuesday evening.
June 2, 1904
C. M. McFarland and wife went to Osceola last Thursday on a visit. Geo. Marshal returned Friday from Davis City, where he visited Oscar Judd and family...L. A. Mitchell spent Sunday with his family...Mila Grimes and Mrs. Allen went to Leon last Monday...Mr. Carson and Lowe, of Woodburn, were in town a short time last Tuesday...Wm. Carlin moved into his restaurant last Monday...Rev. W. H. Doyle preached a good sermon to the veterans Sunday. He was assisted in the services by Rev. Boren.
June 16, 1904
Fine rain here Wednesday...Rev. Geo. E. Mitchell went to Decator city Saturday...Miss Lela Miller and Edward Priest were married at the Christian church Wednesday, June 8th at 3 p.m. Elder Wilkerson performing the ceremony. They will live in So. Dakota...Lucile Badly started on a visit to Ill. last Saturday via St. Louis to take iin the exposition...Mr. Greenlee, of Osceola, was in Weldon Monday and Tuesday on business...Russell Allen and Rev. Doyle went to Murray last Monday to attend the Chariton district convention...The Epworth League held a social and business meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Mitchell last Friday night They are trying to arrange for a course of lectures this fall and winter...S. W. Mitchell is working for a Creston firm selling a cooking set. He went to Leroy and Humiston last Wednesday...Joe Coffey is limping on account of a lame knee...Mr. Brown representing a school furniture firm in Michigan interviewed the school board Tuesday.
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