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Courtesy of Nancy Espersen
West Union Gazette
04 Feb 1898 - Pg 1
"On Tuesday Will
Boales, Fred Millard and Charlie Jacobs, accompanied by several
from Elkader and an old miner from Cassville left for Klondike.
They will go to San Francisco where they take the water way to
land of gold, arriving there early in the spring."
"Maynard - A good deal of excitement was
caused in town on Monday morning when it was learned that Prof.
Beale's wife, to whom he had been married but a few months, had
left his bed and board. No cause is known for the separation."
"Arlington - John, the eighteen year old
son of Andrew Addie, having shown signs of insanity for the
second time in the last two years, was taken on Thursday to
Independence where he will be treated, and we hope entirely
"A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ebbie
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11 Feb 1898 - Pg 1
A few weeks ago Jesse
Howe, a son of S. Howe, living northeast of town was
sandbagged and robbed in Kansas City. He received injuries that
confine him to the hospital. His assailant was captured."
"Randalia - Wm. Sinnott and Miss Ella
Mae McFadden were married in the Catholic church at West Union,
by Rev. J. Mulligan, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1898, at 10 a. m. Miss
Lizzie Sinnott acted as bridesmaid and Charles Langerman as best
"Wadena - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones are
rejoicing over the arrival of a little daughter."
"Wadena - Last Friday our primary
teacher, Miss Eva Hall, went to Elkader to attend the wedding of
Miss Reed to a Mr. Bopp. She also attended a reception given by
a relative of the groom's in Dubuque."
"Wadena - About seventy-five friends and
relatives gathered at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Frey to remind them it was the 17th anniversary of their
"Westgate - J. J. Galvin and wife
celebrated the tenth anniversary of their marriage last Tuesday
"Westgate - Maud Ginter and Mr. Shadle
of Oelwein were united in marriage last Wednesday in Des Moines."
"Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Campbell
Saturday, a boy."
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18 Feb 1898
- Pg 1
"Hawkeye - We
hear Pete Goss will commence running a saloon soon."
"Maynard - Born, Feb. 9, 1898, to Mr.
and Mrs. John McLeish, a daughter."
"Maynard - Mrs. H. M. Douglas of
Williams, Arizona, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Samuel Bing.
They had not met for forty years, and the reunion was a happy
"Report of Randalia schools for month
commencing Jan. 11, and ending Feb 11, 1898, High School Dept.:
Days taught - 20; Pupils enrolled - 24; Average daily attendance
- 18; Those not absent a day are Willie and Alta Nutting;
Walter, George, and Charlie Whiteford; Clarence Parrett; Nellie
and Fred Coates; Blanch and Marion Odekirk; Ralph, Clara, Mina,
Jessie and Roy Thompson; Eugene Staples; Ethel Miner. - Ina
Intermediate Department: Days taught - 20; Pupils enrolled -
24; Average daily attendance - 22; Those not absent or tardy are
Carrie and Laura Coates; Myrtle Rigenberg; Lea and Earl Ward;
Mabel Bellis; Florence Parrett; Earl Beman; Ray Tiffany; Hugh
Mabon; Jimmie and Floyd Smale; Ethel Vaughn; Harold Rogers; Glen
Thompson. - Ella Crim, Teacher"
"Douglas - Lewis Ishman and wife are the
proud parents of a girl baby."
"Sumner - A baby girl arrived recently
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Grunig."
"Hawkeye - One of the largest parties
held here this winter was at the home of R. F. McGood, it being
the 25th anniversary of their marriage. A hundred guests were
present. They were presented with a beautiful silver tea set."
Hawkeye - Al. McGoon wears a broad smile now,
all on account of a baby girl that has come to his home."
"Invitations have been received here for
the wedding of Dr. John Thomas Phillips and Miss Viola Kain, to
occur at the Dr.'s home in Tripoli Tuesday evening, Feb. 22."
"Forty years ago two little girls, Mary
Baker aged 8 years, and Latitia Baker aged 3 years, daughters of
Jno. Baker left Jefferson county, Iowa, with their uncle, Mr.
Ady, and as near as can be ascertained went to Buchanan county,
Iowa, and have never been heard of since by any of the Bakers.
They have a half sister, Mrs. S. Bartow, now living in Richland,
Iowa, and one, Mrs. John Houdersheld, in Lamar, Missouri, and a
half brother, John Baker, living in Shelby, Nebraska, and
William Baker, at Batavia, Iowa. The Baker's have recently
become heirs of a large Philadelphia estate which amounts to
millions. Will other papers please copy? Address all letters to
G. L. Bartow, Sigourney, Iowa."
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25 Feb 1898 - Pg 1
"Maynard - The
Maine disaster is still the principal topic of discussion, and
everybody is anxiously waiting what the investigation will show."
"Maynard - Watson Payne and his bride
passed through town Tuesday. The lady, we understand, was Miss
Mary Manley of Storm Lake, and the marriage took place there
Feb. 21st." The many friends of Mr. Payne will extend
"Westgate - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartel
celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary last Sunday."
"Westgate - May Holmes, teaching in No.
2, closes her school this Friday, and Hattie Riedel, in No. 1,
one week later."
"Westgate - Mr. and Mrs. Becker rejoice
over the birth of a son."
"Lima - Tuesday, Feb. 22, the children
and some of the immediate friends of John Kuhnes met at his home
to celebrate his fifty-eighth birthday. Mr. Kuhnes has been a
well known and respected citizen of this community for
"Lima - At the home of the bride's
father, F. S. Durfey, Feb. 23, occurred the marriage of Miss
Libbie Durfey and Ernest Kelley, Rev. R. D. McCormack
oficiating. The bride was beautifully attired in light green
wool, the groom in the conventional black. Only the immediate
members of the family were present. The happy couple will reside
in Fayette, where Mr. Kelley has a position as a clerk in a
"Hawkeye - Ida Good closed her school
north of town Friday, going to her home near Auburn Monday. This
is her second year in this school. She is a fine teacher."
"Hawkeye - Invitations are out for the
marriage of Miss Alice Downs to Moses McIntyre Wednesday evening
"Born to Mr. and Mrs. Milo Kreamer, at
Ossian, Sunday, a girl."
"Mr. C. B. Minchin and Miss Lida
Batchelder were married Saturday, Feb. 19, at the bride's home
in Greencastle, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Minchin arrived in this city
yesterday and were met at the depot by the West Union band and
the Canton Colfax in full uniform, and were escorted by them to
the Commercial hotel, where they will make their home at
"Mr. F. Jostin of Dubuque, and Miss Lulu
Barnes of this city, were married at the home of the bride's
parents on Monday, Feb. 21st, at one o'clock p.m. Mr. Jostin is
a travelling salesman for the John Mehlop Company of Dubuque,
which city will become the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jostin. Miss
Barnes is one of West Union's fairest and best daughters and
will be sadly missed in social and club life."
"Mr. A. B. Loomis and Miss Leora M.
Philips were quietly married Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 22, at five
o'clock, Rev. S. H. Noel performing the ceremony. They left that
evening for a short trip, Minneapolis and Sioux Falls being the
objective points. Mr. and Mrs. Loomis will be at home after
March 15th. They will reside at the home of the groom's parents