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I am looking for any Howery's ( Howry) or Hamilton's in the Warren County
areas between 1900 and 1910.Any help would be much appreciated.
I am looking for Philip Howery or a Charles Hamilton or a Carrie with the
last name of Hamilton or Howery.
Any help on this would be appreciated.
I now have updated information on a tank wagon rollover in late Jan 1920.
Lewis (Louis) Williamson drove a delivery oil wagon and was a salesman for an
oil company out of Sioux City, IA.
The wagon overturned, crushing him. The accident occurred near Climbing Hill,
The relative, who related this story to me, worked from 1937-1940 as an
assistant postmaster in Hornick, IA. The then postmaster in Hornick, Lester
Harrison (J.L.H.), lived in that area all of his life and he remembered of
that happening near his home.
Richard & Mary
The Winnebago County Republican Volume vi Forest City, Winnebago County,
Iowa, Wednesday December 11, 1907 Number 51
COUNTY NEWS OF GENERAL INTEREST
Outlet of Ditch No. 2 in insufficient says contractor
ToWN OF RAKE INCORPORATES
Brief Local Mentions Carried offer from other pages.
"In my judgment Beaver Creek, which is to afford the outlet for the big
ditch we are now building, is too shallow to give the required drain for the
big canal" says Contractor Dilley in a printed interview in the Lake Mills
Graphic. The ditcher and crew are at present located in Mt. Valley township
three and a half miles southwest of Joice, and are within 3 miles of their
terminus--Beaver creek. Mr. Dilley made a visit to the creek a week ago and
found it of insufficient depth, in his judgment to be a practical outlet for
the long drainage ditch. "In finishing the ditch," says he, "the depth of
the canal must be slated upward to within two feet of the surface in order
to empty into the creek and this will be impractical, as it will be but a
short time until the dirt will fill in and completely clog the flow of
As a solution to the problem, he suggests that Beaver creek be deepened
"Furthermore," said Mr. Dilley, "farmers, who own wet land located aways
back from the ditch will find it necessary to dig ditches leading into the
canal, in order to get the full benefit of the new improvement.
"We are now having no trouble from peat" said the contractor, "such as we
encountered near Lake Mills. We find the soil all clay bottom which leaves
the ditch to full depth when dug. If the favorable weather continues we
will be able to work until Christmas time. It will the take us until about
July next year to complete our present contract.
S.K. Turner has added another $5 Willie to his wallet by capturing another
wolf. This time he shot a middle aged prairie wolf. The animal was
discovered in the Price corn field, just north of Lake Mills, and put up a
wicked fight against a pack of dogs. This is the second wolf Mr. Turner has
bagged this year, and says he has his eye on a couple more whose scalps he
hopes to dangle from his belt before the flowers bloom again.
The election for the Incorporation of the town of Rake went off very smooth
last Friday. The voting commenced early in the day and ended at the time set
by law. The counting of the ballots was soon done and was found that 28
votes were cast. 27 in favor of incorporation and one against. It being
very decidedly settled that we shall incorporate. The next necessary step
will now be taken toward completing the matter. __Rake Register.
>From the Blufftoon, Ind. Banner "when tired out, go home. When you want
consolation, go home. When you want fun, go home. When you want to show
others that you have reformed, go home and let your family get acquainted
with the fact. When you want to show yourself at your best go home and do
the act there. When you feel like being extra liberal go home and practice
on your wife and children first. When you want to shine with extra
brilliance go home and light up the whole household." To which we would add,
when you have a bad cold go home and take chamberlain's Cough Remedy and a
quick cure is certain. For sale by Koto Pharmacy.
The Cheltenham Chronicle, (England) has news of the death of Geo. Phelps,
of New York City. His death occurred at Cheltenham, England, November 7th
after a prolonged and painful illness. His son was a resident of Lake Mills
until his death, and his daughter, Miss Elizabeth Phelps is a practicing
physician of that town. The English paper requests that American papers
Rev. J.P. Bugge from Gillett, Wis. delivered an interesting lecture at
Waldorf College Monday evening. He gave a vivid description of what he saw
on his recent trip to Jerusalem and the Holy Land. He dwelled in particular
on Jerusalem as it now is, in contrast to what it once was, during the glory
of King Solomon's reign. He described how this mighty city of ancient times
had been destroyed and leveled to the ground. On top of these ruins now
stands the modern city of Jerusalem with its mixed population of Jews,
Mohammedans and Christians. Rev. Bugge occupied quarters in the same hotel
with Thomas R. Wallace Consul from United States at Jerusalem. Mr. Wallace
is from Iowa and well known in this state. Rev. Bugge has just returned
from his travels in Egypt and Palestine. His congregation at Green Valley,
Wisconsin, granted him a leave of absence for six months and he will shortly
return to take charge of his duties there as Pastor. He is a son in law of
Rev. K.O. Eidahl at Leland, where he has been visiting for a few days since
his return. His wife and daughter who have been staying at Leland during
his absence will return with him to Wisconsin.
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I am looking for any news or information on the following surnames that
traveled from Western Pennsylvania to Iowa. PRINGEY-----PRINKEY and BAILEY.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Ruby Uhazie in Houston, Texas
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The Winnebago County Republican Vol. VI Forest City, Winnebago County, Iowa,
Wednesday, December 11, 1907 Number 51
While operating a corn shredder on a farm near Nashua, Will Jordan was
caught in the machine and his left hand so mutilated and torn that it had to
be amputated above the wrist. Jordan is a young man, unmarried and
dependent upon his labor for an existence.
During a quarrel at Emmetsburg, Edward Griffin shot his brother, Jasper,
26 years old. The latter died within a few hours. Details of the causes
that led up to the quarrel have not been learned. Edward Griffin is the son
of a prominent farmer living near Mallory.
The top works of the Inland coal mine, about three miles northeast of
Chariton, were destroyed by fire, causing loss of about $2,000. The company
announces that it will rebuild at once and that there will be only a short
interruption in the production of coal from this mine.
Although Martin Hasselbboerk was convicted of seduction in the district
court at Rock Rapids on evidence that clearly showed his guilt, Judge Oliver
has just granted him a new trial because one of the jurors in the case was
drunk when the verdict was considered. Judge Oliver was averse to granting
a new trial, but could not do otherwise. Several of the jurors testified in
affidavits that one of their number, Charles Kelley, was so drunk at the
time they were deliberating that he could take no part in the proceedings.
The body of Irwin Robins of Blue Grass, a senior at the state
agricultural college at Ames, was found beside the railroad track near
Summit, Scout county, where it lay all day. , while the Thanksgiving dinner
grew cold at the home of his fiancee, Miss Catherine Carlin, half a mile
away, where he had traveled across the state to spend his vacation. It is
supposed that he was killed while leaping from the train, which failed to
stop there. Miss Carlin was overcome with grief when she learned of the
John Peterson, a lad of 16 years old, whose home is in Villisca and who
works in Omaha, accidentally killed J.O. Meservey of Lincoln at Council
Bluffs. Meservey was walking on Sixteenth street and dodged around a wagon
just as young Peterson came down the steep hill at that point on his wheel.
The coaster brake on the wheel gave way just at the brow of the hill, and
not having time in which to turn away from Meservey, the boy, riding at
great speed, ran squarely in to the man. Young Peterson went to the police
station and surrendered. The boy is greatly distressed. The police were
satisfied with his story and that Meservey's death was purely accidental.
After having searched for him for ten years, the mother of Lewis Smith,
aged 22 years, found him as a night clerk in a hotel at Burlington. J.K.
Strause of Minneapolis, grandfather of the young man, came to Burlington and
astonished the young man by disclosing his identity and telling him that his
mother wanted him to come to here in Minneapolis. Mr. Strause says the
boy's parents were divorced twenty years ago and that the father disappeared
with the child. Later each parent took new life partners, the mother
marrying a wealthy Minneapolis grain merchant. They boy supposed that his
step-mother was his own parent. He will at once go to his mother in
Minneapolis. The married name of the mother is not given out.
With a terrible gash in the back of his head, several ribs broken, other
injuries, with his right hand exposed and frozen stiff and the left hand
partly frozen and his whole body thoroughly chilled by hours of exposure,
James Boyd, a Scotchman, was found unconscious near the tracks of the
Chicago and Northwestern railway about two miles west of Crescent. The
injured man was picked up by members of the section crew, who discovered
him, and was taken to the company's passenger station in Council Bluffs.
Later he was removed in the city ambulance to a hospital, where he died. It
is believed the man was hit by a fast train some time during the night. A
memoranda contained the name and address in Scotland. He is about 55. He
did not regain consciousness.
The trouble at Crescent between the school teachers and the school
directors has broken out in a new spot. Shortly after the fall term opened,
the teachers threatened to strike if their pay was not increased. One
teacher quit and the matter was finally compromised with the others after
considerable discussion. It has been the fashion to heat the school
building with wood. It was upon the question of wood and a coal heater that
the present trouble developed. This fall the directors laid in the needed
supply of wood, which was stored in the school basement. The principal,
Miss Belle Ward, recently complained of the old stove and wanted a hard coal
heater installed. Instead, the board purchased a new stove exactly like the
old one, except that it had a drum. Miss Ward strenuously objected when the
men arrived with the stove, and when they insisted on carrying out their
orders, is reported to have locked the door on them. They set up the stove
and made their escape. She then had the new stove taken down and moved out
of the house and set up the old one again. Threats of resignation have been
made, but have not been carried out, and the result of the controversy
remains in doubt.
Ben Lange, aged 18, residing at Debuque, did not know that his rifle was
loaded. He now has a badly furrowed cheek, and a shattered jaw bone, where
a rifle bullet passed. Blood poisoning is feared.
The official canvass of the vote at the special election at Cedar
Rapids has been made. It showed a majority of thirty-three for the
commission9n plan. Some of the leaders of the Bohemian population who had
fought the plan the hardest announced a willingness to join in the
selections of strong men for commissioners and make the new form of
government as big a success as possible.
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