Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Palo Alto Tribune; Emmetsburg, Iowa; Wednesday, July 5, 1905

-- Mr. and Mrs. Michael Molloy returned from their wedding trip Wednesday.
-- S. Reid of Des Moines, spent Friday night at the home of his niece, Mrs. Al Chapin.
-- Mr. and Mrs. Michael Roache went to Elkader Monday to attend the funeral of the formers brother-in-law, Mr. Kelleher.
-- Mr. and Mrs. John Ryan drove to Whittemore Saturday evening and spent Sunday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ed Burke.
-- Mrs. Lambly accompanied her sisters, the Misses Bradt, home to Rockwell city on Monday and will visit there for a few days.
-- John Kervink has resigned his position with J. H. Knoblauch & Co. to take effect August 1. He will go to Vermillion, S. D. to locate.
-- Miss Theresa McNally who has been visiting relatives here for the past month returned to her home in Austin, Minnesota, Sunday evening.
-- J. A. McConnel has sold his lease of the Waverly Hotel to E. H. Barnes, of Minneapolis. Mr. Barnes took possession on July 1 though Mr. McConnell and family will remain here for a short time. The Waverly under the management of Mr. McConnel has been a better hotel than ever before. The meals were first-class and everything about the hotel was such as to reflect credit upon the management. While here this family has made many warm friends and we hope they may decide to locate here permanently.

Cookinham -- Sumerville

Mr. Charles Cookinham left Ayrshire a week or so ago saying that he was going to visit relatives in Dakota. News reached there Saturday that he had been married the evening before to Miss Prudence Sumerville, and that the bridal couple had left for Chicago on a wedding trip and would return to Ayrshire soon to make their home.

Mr. Cookinham was principal of the Ayrshire schools for many years but quit school work a year ago and went into the insurance business. He is very popular with the Ayrshire people and will receive a hearty welcome when he returns with his wife.

The bride is the sister of Mr. Cookinham's first wife and was raised in Ayrshire. She was a pupil of Mr. Cookinham for several years. She is a bright and amiable young lady and will make a suitable companion for the groom. Many success and happiness be theirs.


West Bend
-- Bennie and Katie Wrife, who have been attending school at the convent the past year went to their home in Woodstock, Minnesota, Thursday..
-- the Misses Higgins closed their millinery store Saturday and went to their home near Whittemore to spend the summer.

-- D. A. McConnell did not reach his home in New York before his father's death

-- Miss Nugent expects to start for Kalona Sunday he to help take care of her father who is ill

From the Ayrshire Chronicle
-- J. J. Martin was painfully burned about the face this week by gasoline lamp. After cleaning the needle he applied a match when the lamp sprung a leak and the flames shot up with with results as above stated 
-- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Kelley returned to Ayrshire yesterday from Minneapolis where they had been on their wedding trip. They will stop at the hotel for days until their house is in readiness.
-- Born. The Mr. and Mrs. John Ball Sunday, June 18, a son.
-- Born. To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Duhigg Wednesday, June 21, a son.

-- Mrs. Myrtle Houghton, of Valley Junction, is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. AE Harrison.
-- Mary Miller was down from Osgood Thursday. She returned home in the evening accompanied by little Misses Nellie and Lillie Gallagher who visited her a few days and then went to spend a few weeks with their grandmother, Mrs. N. Adams.
-- Will Kane came down from Estherville Tuesday evening and visited his sister, Mrs. M. M. Nolan.
-- Mrs. Lena Schooley went to Ruthven Thursday morning to spend the day with her sister, Mrs. T. J. Hughes.
-- Mrs. L. Warren is enjoying a visit from her sister, Miss Thoreson, of Leland, Illinois, who arrived here Saturday morning.
-- Cadet Evan E. Lewis is here visiting his uncle, C. E. Taylor. He is on his way to the state encampment at Watertown. While there he will be a guest of the adjusted general, Mr. Evans home is in Detroit, Colorado, that he has been in training at West Point for the past two years
-- Miss Anna Odland, of Emmetsburg, County Superintendent of schools in Palo Alto was visiting our Institute Monday. Miss Odland is said to be the youngest county superintendent in the state and one of the few women in Palo Alto County willing to tell her age. She was 22 when elected to her present position. She is making a popular official and is a representative of the Norwegians of whom the people of that name are very proud. -- Algona Upper Des Moines Republican
-- Mrs. E. M. Gusland and granddaughter, Miss Nina Stone, went to Ruthven Thursday for a week to visit with Mrs. Gusland's daughter, Mrs. T. J. Hughes.
-- Miss Myrtle Ballard is here for a visit with her parents. She is bookkeeper in the Ballard Marble Works at Sioux Falls.
-- Miss Alice Nolan returned from Graettinger Friday evening after a few days visit with her sister, Mrs. Laughlin.
-- Mrs. H. C. Kent's mother, Mrs. Fred Tyler, was happily surprised Monday of last week by her brother, David Gibbs, who came from Norwalk to visit her. He returned home Monday morning.

The Palo Alto Tribune; Emmetsburg, Iowa, Wednesday, July 12, 1905

Hanson -- Johnson

At high noon today at the home of our bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. Martin C. Hanson of Independence township will occur the marriage of Miss Julia Hanson and Mr. A. L. Johnson. The bride will be gowned in white silk organdy and will carry white roses while her maid, Miss Emma Johnson will wear cream white silk and carry pink roses. The groom will be attended by the brother of the bride Mr. Alfred Hanson and both gentlemen who will wear black. A few friends and relatives of the contracting couple will be present making in all a party of about 50. Rev. Gjevere for a will perform the ceremony, immediately after which will be served a wedding dinner. The bride was born and raised in Independence township and is a remarkably bright and winsome young lady. She is attractive in manner and appearance and makes friends by her worthy qualities of womanhood. The groom is also a native of the county being born in Freedom township. He grew to young manhood in this county and his life and character has been such as to list him among the model young men of the county. They will not go housekeeping at once and their future plans we have not learned. May happiness and prosperity brightened their pathway and may all that is good be measured out bounteously to them.

Lars Duhn Dead

After an illness of the few months duration Lars Duhn died at the home of his father, Mr. L. T. Duhn of Walnut township, Friday evening, July 7. The funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church in Lost Island at 1 p.m. Sunday and remains interred in the cemetery nearby.

The deceased was raised in this county and last December was united in marriage to Miss Anna Simonsen. For some time he has not been well and several months ago he showed symptoms of tuberculosis and in May he and his wife went to Dakota, hoping that the change would do him good. But it was of no avail. They returned Wednesday evening and two days afterward he passed away.

He was a most excellent young man and only a short time ago gave promise of a happy and prosperous future. His death was a great shock to his young wife and to the parents to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Couple Weds July Fourth
On Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock in the Assumption Church in this city Mr. Thomas Kelly and Miss Mary McCurran were united in marriage. Rev. McNerney performed the ceremony. The bride came to the city about a week ago from Des Moines. The groom has been here several months and has been in the employ of H. C. Nichols. They are both worthy young people and we trust that their path through the life will be strewn with roses and care and want will be unknown to them. They are at present located here, and have decided to locate permanently.

Mrs. Lenora Bell

The death of Mrs. Lenora Bell that occurred at her home in West Bend township Wednesday, July 5 was indeed a shock to her relatives and friends. Her death was due to exhaustion resulting from childbirth.

The funeral services were held in the M. E. Church Thursday and remains laid to rest in the West Bend Cemetery.

The deceased was born November 6, 1885 and was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dunn. She grew to young womanhood on a farm near West Bend. She completed the course offered by the public schools there she went away to school and took training to fit herself to become a teacher. She taught school for three years in this county and was very successful in the work. She was a remarkably intelligent young lady and her pleasant manner and amiable disposition won for her a host of friends. On September 7, 1904, she was united in marriage to Milton Bell and they resided on a farm near West Bend until death entered their home and saddened the heart of a fond husband by depriving him of a most loving and devoted wife. To him and to the grief stricken parents, who were called upon only a few months ago to mourn the loss of another daughter, the sincere sympathy of the entire community goes out.

-- Mrs. David Grier went to Charles City Monday morning for an extended visit with her sister, Mrs. Fitkin. She will visit relatives at several places before returning.
-- Michael Conlon, who has been in Boise, Idaho for some months was operated on for appendicitis Tuesday of last week. His condition was very dangerous for a time but we understand that he is better now. Dr. Davies performed the operation.
-- we noticed by the Ayrshire Chronicle that Charles Cookinham and Miss Prudence Summerville were married in Milwaukee instead of in Dakota as we reported last week. Well we had the event correct if we were wrong in the location.
-- Mrs. Bratton, who had been visiting her brother Charles McCormick, departed last week for her home at Ashton S. D.
-- Miss Ella Williams who had been visiting her sister Mrs. Canine returned to her home at Moline, Illinois, Saturday.
-- Mrs. B. O. Hofstettor and daughter Florence of Carney Nebraska are here for an extended visit with the formerís sister, Mrs .Horton.
-- Mrs. John Galligher and mother Mrs. Nick Adams drove to Mallard and spent Sunday with his Mrs. Galligher's sister Mrs. Hollander
-- Roy Bostwick of Laton California is here for a month visit with his sister Mrs. CC Mueller. He has many friends here who are glad to welcome him

-- Miss Millie Galligher is visiting her aunt, Lena Adams in the vicinity of Graettinger.
-- Miss Nellie Flynn went to Estherville Monday evening to visit a week or so with her aunt Mrs. P. Howe.
-- Fred Needham went to Iowa Falls Tuesday morning. He was called there to attend the funeral of his brother.
-- Misses Maggie Wells and Molly Welsh went to Graettinger Monday evening to visit their aunt Mrs. Doughty.
-- Mrs. Simon Lynch, who had been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kelly, returned to her home in Aberdeen, Saturday.
-- Miss Ida Wright visited her uncle Charles Hastings at Ruthven for a week. She returned Tuesday evening accompanied by her cousin Miss Ethel Hastings.
-- Fred, the three month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Snyder of Fairfield township died Saturday evening from the effects of brain fever. The funeral was held Monday and the burial took place in the Fairfield Cemetery. We extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved parents.

The Palo Alto Tribune; Emmetsburg, Iowa, Wednesday, July 19, 1905


The new opera house building is nearing completion and will be a fine addition to the town. The inside decoration is nearly finished and the work is certainly that of an artist. The store buildings will be among the best in Emmetsburg. The southeast corner will be occupied by Hoover Co. for a clothing store and will be a first-class location besides being one at of the finest rooms for that purpose in the city. J. W. Darland & Son will occupy the double store on the west side and the Reporter office will lie in the basement. The first entertainment will be given on the evening of September 12 which will be a comic opera entitled quote His Highness, the Bey." This is strictly a first-class opera and is ordinarily put on only in large cities.

Nearly Lost an Eye
George Nolan met with serious and painful accident Monday which nearly resulted in the loss of his eyesight. He was carrying a hose of the machine with which they spray the buildings at the pigeon ranch, when it burst and threw the mixture which contained acids, over him and burned his hands and face severely. At first it was thought that his eyesight would be injured, but at present he is getting along nicely. -- Ruthven Appeal

-- Mrs. Charles Mix went to Wallingford Wednesday evening to look after her farming interests. She returned the following morning.
-- Misses Abbie Lee and Lettie Bryce of Denison arrived here Friday evening for a monthís visit with their cousin, Miss Rose Dick-Peddie.
-- George Overton who was visiting his parents in Mallard for several weeks, returned to his home at Avoca, Minnesota, the latter part of the week.
-- Mrs. Harpin and Miss Galligher, who have been visiting the formerís sister, Mrs. McCoy, for the past three weeks, left Wednesday evening for their home in Toledo, Ohio
-- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Noe of Fairfield township are the proud parents of a son since Friday
-- Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Quigley of Freeport have another baby girl since July 6. We extend congratulations.
-- Mrs. Charles McCormick went to Freeport, Illinois, Wednesday to spend a month or so with her daughter Mrs. Quigley. Mr. McCormick will go next week
-- Miss Julia Egan of St. Paul arrived here Tuesday evening of last week and will remain for a two week's visit with her cousins, Mesdames Kerwick and Branagan.


Today at 12 o'clock at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Sam Williams, who resides a mile south of Mallard, will occur the marriage of Miss Matilda E. McKillips and Mr. Robert Fowler. There will be a few relations and friends of the bridal couple present to witness the ceremony. The bride and groom will leave on the evening train for their new home in Illinois where Mr. Fowler owns a large farm. The bride has been engaged in the millinery business in Mallard for the past four or five years and been a successful businesswoman. She is a very intelligent and attractive young lady and has made many friends while in Mallard. The groom is a stranger here but is spoken of in the highest terms by his acquaintances.

May their married life be as happy and prosperous throughout as the prospects now indicate.

Palo Alto Tribune; Emmetsburg, Iowa, Wednesday, July 26, 1905

-- Misses Mary and Katherine Duffy went to Fort Dodge Friday morning for a few days visit with her sister, Sister Gerald, who is in the convent at that place.
-- Miss Cora Sterner arrived here Thursday evening from New York and is visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. Young. She visited friends at Des Moines and Curlew on her way out here
-- Miss Agnes Maguire came up from Ayrshire Tuesday of last week. She spent the night with Miss Lottie Walsh and went to Graettinger the following day to visit her aunt Mrs. T. McGoey.
-- Patrick Kiley returned to his home in Scotland, S. D., after a week's visit with his daughter Mrs. M. E. Conlon

Emmetsburg Democrat; Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa, Wednesday, July 12, 1905

-- Ed Scott has traded his residence property in the city to Ed McNally for a quarter section of land in Brown County, South Dakota. The former also gives $900 in cash. Mr. McNally bought the land three to four years ago. He turned it in at $18 per acre..

Emmetsburg Democrat; Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa, Wednesday, July 19, 1905

-- Mike Daily was over from Ayrshire Wednesday. He brought over Mrs. Daily's cousin, Miss Mary Burns, who returned to her home at Keokuk over the Rock Island. She came sometime ago to attend her uncle's funeral.

-- Charles Barringer and family, of Ruthven, have gone to Spokane, Washington, where they will make their future home
-- Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moses have returned to the city from Brookings, South Dakota, and are living in a residence south of H. H. Cook's. Mr. Moses is working for M.A. Mugan.
-- James Pender has been laid up with rheumatism for some time
-- a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Meyers, of this city, Wednesday

Were Married Last Thursday
Mr. Frank Gilchrest and Miss Anna Thoman were married at the Congregational parsonage in this city, Thursday, July 13, Reverend M. Lambley officiating. The groom is a well-to-do young farmer living near Ringsted. The bride is well-known in this city. She has many friends who esteem her highly. She has taught school for two or three years having been employed in the neighborhood of Fallow during the past summer. Mr. and Mrs. Gilchrist will, of course, make their home on a farm near Ringsted. The Democratic extends congratulations.