Fort Dodge Daily Chronicle
Fort Dodge, Iowa, Tuesday evening, January 14, 1908
From Pam in Gresham, Oregon. She has no connection with Fort Dodge, but she had discovered
this newspaper. The paper had been placed in the back of a mirror. Her sister purchased
the mirror in Montana, she knew Pam would love the mirror. When Pam went to restore
the mirror she found this piece of history, and she kindly typed the contents pertinent
to genealogy for the Webster County Web Site.
Page 1 - National and International news items of the day
Page 2 - National News and misc. ads
Page 3 - Column 1-2 headed “Little Chronicles"
John Eaton is on the sick list.
Mrs. G.C. Fort is ill with tonsilitis.
Born to Mr. And Mrs Bert Plumb, a son.
Born to Mr. And mrs. Clare Stoner, a daughter.
Did you hear him? Who? Crossley the singer. Christian church.
The infant daughter of Mr and Mrs. B.L. Taylor is quite seriously ill.
Andrew Mosness of Badger has been accepted as a recruit for the U.S. Army.
Dr.Mulroney has been honored by being appointed a member of the Board of
Pension Examiners to suceed Dr.Churchill.
James Cain, the nineteen year old son of Mr. And Mrs. J.J. Cain of
Clare passed away at the home of his parents Sunday morning. Death due to chorea.
Buried in St. James cemetery.
Cecil Pelton is on the sick list.
Charles Staymen is confined to his room by illness.
The first hearing of the bankruptcy of proceedings in the case of G.J. Thompson
will be held at the office of Frank Farrell, referee on Wednesday.
The funeral of the late Nicholas Greiveldinger will be held from the undertaking
parlors of M. Young & Sons tomorrow forenoon.
The infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. David Kaylor of 1813 Central Ave. died
this morning of obstruction of the bowels.
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S.N. Magowan returned today from Des Moines where he was visiting with relatives.
Mr. And Mrs. Al Bowen of Algona are in the city, having come here to attend
the funeral of Mrs. Floyd Bowen.
Dr. Goodenough of Gowrie is visiting friends in the city.
Miss Hattie Carroll has returned to her home in Gowrie after a few days visit
with her friends here.
Misses Emma and Margie O’Hern are visiting at their home in Barnum.
Mike McDermott is visiting with Dubuque friends.
Jean Gates of Mankotto, Minn is visiting with friends in the city.
H.W. Heilman left today for a visit with friends in McGregor
Miss Kate McDermott of Clare is visiting relatives in the city.
Miss Mary Intermill of Vincint visited over Sunday with her brother, Paul
Will Peeler is in Storm Lake on business today.
Supt. W.L. Pray retuned home Monday eveing from a short visit with his brother,
“Gib” Pray at Des Moines, who at present is not in the best of health.
R. Rees is here from Minneapolis to attend the funeral of Miss Youse.
Page 3 - Column 3 -
Reuben Johnson of Gowrie has returned to his home on account of illness.
Miss Lula Mather, who has been ill at her home in Somers, has returned to
Miss Josie Wheeler is on the sick list.
Page 4 - Misc. news items and interesting stories
Page 5 - same
Page 6 - ads and a story “An “Extra”
Page 7 - ads and interesting articles and information
Page 8 - column 1 - City News in Brief
One lone prisoner appeared in police court this morning answers to the name of Jones.
He admitted the charge of drunkeness filed against him and was assessed a fine of
$1 and costs.
Marriage licenses have been issued to the following named persons since last report
in these columns:
Lewis Larson, Roelyn to Nellie Brakke, Roelyn
Leroy P. Gremmer, Ft. Dodge to Florence Jones, Ft. Dodge
Shirley Morris, Lohrville to Opal Leach, Gowrie
Theodore Thomas, Mallard to Sybella Down, Emmetsburg
Mrs. Joseph Frinck Will Keep Children
Judge R.M. Wright Makes Assignments
The entired session of the district court Monday afternoon was taken up in the hearing
of the petition of A. Spirek requesting the court to make provision for the
care of Joseph and Clara Spirek, the minor children of his brother, who are
now under the care of the stepmother, Mrs. Joseph Frinck .. . formerly the
wife of Joseph Spirek and stepmother to the children. [It seems Mrs. Frinck also
runs a café where there are “spirits” served and so the ex brother in law was trying
to take the children away.]
Other court matters on the docket for the month
Ft. Dodge Savings Bank vs Minnie Kanne and Josephine Kanne
Ernest E. Wills vs D.K. Pearsons, et.al.
C. Schaffer vs Wm. Kearney
Mark Kelley vs John W. O’Flaherty et.al
J.R. Coughlin vs W.F. Schultze
Helena H. Pearsons vs John Haire et al
E. Laird et al. Vs. The School Twp of Otho et al
Otto Wasem et al vs. John Nelson et al
Citizens Lumber Co. vs J.C. Baker
Thomas D. Healy vs Webster Co.,Iowa & Board of Sup.
S.M. Rhodes vs Webster Co. Iowa & Board of Sup.
M.J. Foley vs ditto
W.W. Payne vs Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad
Albert J. Davis vs O. Shultz
pg. 8 Column 2 - Court docket cont’d
M.H. Andrews vs Adeline Duggar et al
C.H. Woodard vs D.F. Hughes and Bertha C. Hughes
C. Schaeffner vs Andrew Arent et al
Gust Lundin vs John Peterson
L.L. May & Co. vs J.C. Ford & Sons
John Munson vs Illinois Central Railroad Co.
Ed. Porta vs City of Ft. Dodge
Jacob Jacobson vs John S. Schuster
S.J. Robertson, receiver vs L.R. Dohs
J.E. Mitler vs Mason City & Fort Dodge Railroad Co.
Colum 4 - Obituary
Cornelius Keough Passed Away
Cornelius Keough, a prominent Webster county farmer residing five miles west
of the city, died at his home last night of pneumonia. The deceased was born in
County Limerick, Ireland about eighty years ago and moved to this country in his
early manhood settling in Canada. He was married in that country to Miss Mary Butler
and later the couple moved to the upper peninsula of Michigan where Mr. Keough engaged
in the copper industry. About thirty years ago he moved to this county, making his
home on a farm west of the city. He was one of the well know farmers of the county.
He is survived by his wife and four daughters. Three children are dead. The surviving
children are Mrs. Thomas Conlon of Sioux City, Mrs. Charles Glenn
of this city, Mrs. Carl Nash of Barnum, and Nellie Keough residing
at the family home. Mr. Keough was an uncle by marriage of J.B. and P.D. Butler
of this city.
City Council Holds Spirited Session
Mrs. Mary A. Baker, a widow woman requests exemption from taxes
Wm. P. Connolly petitoned for permit to open and operate a saloon
Joseph Imhoff same
John W. Amond for a reduction of the assessments on the Ft. Dodge Clayworks
Column 5 - item 2
Commercial Club Directors to Meet . . .to choose President & Sec . . . D.M.
Woodard has been president . . . T.A. Alexander, manager of the Crawford
considered . . .Capt. H.M. Pratt . . .
Column 6 - First National and Iowa Savings hold annual meeting . . .
All the officers and directors of First National were reelected.
Pres - Web Vincent
V.P. - J.M. Mulroney
Cashier - E.H. Rich - Assist. Cashier - George L. Rich
Directors: Webb Vincent, E.H. Rich., J.M. Mulroney, George L. Rich,
A.R. Loomis, E.G.Larson, John Laufersweiler, O.M. Gieson
and G.S. Riugland
Iowa Savings Officers : Pres. E.J. Breen
V.P. Charles Larrabee
Cashier D.J. Couglan, Assist Cashier C.B. Smeltzer
Directors - E.J. Breen, T.F. Breen, F.W. Collins, A.C. Heath,
C.W. Maher, Charles Larrabee, E.H. Peschau, Daniel Rhodes
and H. Trost.