The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama County, Iowa
July 22, 1875
Teachers Normal Institute
The second session of Teachers Normal Institute of Tama County, Iowa will be
held at the School House in Toledo, commencing at 9 o'clock A. M., August
16th, and continuing four weeks. It will be greatly to the interest of
every teacher in the county to be present the entire session. Text Books,
and Dictionary indispensible for the work we propose. A competent corps of
practical instructors are provided. LEADING EDUCATORS from abroad are
expected as Lecturers. We hope to make a more perfect announcement next
week. Let citiziens of this city desiring boarders, report as early as
possible to the conductor.
H. A. BROWN, Co. Sup't., Condutor.
Report of School Inspection for the week ending July 16th.
July 12, Dist. No. 7, Spring Creek Tp., Miss F. McCLUNG, teacher; July 12,
Dist. No. 5, Spring Creek Tp., Mr. A. FRENCH, teacher; July 13, Dist. No. 3,
Spring Creek Tp., Miss J. L. NOBLE, teacher; July 13, Dist. No. 9, Spring
creek Tp., Miss F. KEMUS, teacher; July 14, dist. 6, Carlton Tp., C. E.
GRANGER, teacher; July 14, dist. No. 9, Howard Tp., Miss S. V. Somers,
teacher; July 15, Dist. No. 4, Howard Tp., Miss L. J. BRUNER, teacher; July
15, Dist. No. 5, Howard Tp., Miss E. M. DEXTER, teacher; July 16, Dist. No.
3, Otter Creek Tp., Miss Ann CLEARY, teacher.
In nearly all of these schools good work is being done. This, a discerning
public should not fail to appreciate.
H. A. BROWN, C. Sup't.
The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co. Iowa
July 22, 1875
Eddie VANWINKLE a son of Mr. and Mrs. I. I. VANWINKLE was drowned last
Sunday in Big Creek while bathing with four of his companions. His parents
live about two miles north of Dysart. He with other boys was at the creek
about two miles north of his home. He could not swim and one of his
companions undertook to swim the creek with Eddie on his back, he became
frightened and they were all unable to save him. The stream was very high
with current swift and strong. It was but a few minutes until crowds of
people had gathered upon the banks of the stream to search for the drowned
boy. Diligent search was made for him till about one o'clock at night (it
was three o'clock in the afternoon he was drowned.) the moon went down
rendering it impossible to hunt for him any longer. At the break of day the
next morning the people began to gather upon the banks of the stream to
renew the search for the boy, and every visible means thought of was
procured to find him, and one o'clock came and so far the search had been
fruitless. It was proposed to try firing off an anvil; they were speedily
procured and fired from a boat over the water where he was last seen. About
four o'clock the body was discovered floating about fifty rods below where
he had drowned, the anvil unquestionably had raised him. He was taken home
to his parents. His was sixteen years of age, an intelligent and
industrious youth, and was highly respected by those who knew him. He was
much beloved by his parents, brother and sisters, and they mourn their loss
deeply. The funeral services were preached at 10 o'clock on Tuesday by Rev.
Wm. HUGHS of Vinton, after which the corpse was taken to the cemetery near
by, where it was interred while a multitude of people stood by in sympathy
with the bereaved parents. His mother and a sister Mrs. A. RANSTON, have
been invalids for some time and the terrible shock will be hard for them to
endure. They deserve the sympathy of the people and the prayers of all
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