FEBRUARY 1919 NEWS CLIPS
Davenport Democrat - February 21, 1919.
Davenport boy dies in battle --
Frank Parrish--son of Mrs. Mary Parrish, 1308 W. 2nd St., Davenport, was
killed on October 15 when he was struck by shrapnel in a shell hole at the
foot of Hill 288. The first official word his mother received of his death
was last Friday when his insurance papers came from Washington. His name
appeared in the casualty lists in the newspapers about two months ago and
Mrs. Parrish wrote to his Captain for verification of her fears. She just
received an answer from one of the Company Officers yesterday.
Davenport Democrat -- Stockton R.N.A. in Farewell Party.
February 21, 1919 (Special) The Stockton R.N.A. camp gave a farewell party
on Wednesday evening to the M. Coburn family of south of town. Dancing was
one of the amusements of the evening. Mr. & Mrs. Coburn and family
leave for their new home at Harris, IA. in the near future.
Davenport Democrat 1919 -- Mrs. Christensen of Wilton, IA, is
Wilton, IA. Feb 21 (Special) Mrs. Christ Christensen of Wilton died at 8
o'clock this morning after 10 years spent as an invalid. She was born in
Taeboling on Nors Island, Denmark, October 11, 1857 and came here when
young. She resided n Wilton since 1885. The survivors are the
four sons, Christ of Kansas City, MO; Jens of Hillsdale, Mont; Andrew and
Walter at home and two daughters Mrs. Martin Jensen of Atalissa, IA and Mrs.
Elmer Zesiger of Davenport. The funeral will be held from the home Sunday
with Rev. William Zabilka of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial will
be in Oakdale Cemetery.
Davenport Democrat - February 19, 1919 -- To Live in Davenport.
IA. February 19 (Special) -- Mr. & Mrs. Chris Hanke left today for
Davenport where they have purchased a home.
Davenport Democrat - February 19, 1919 -- West Branch man is back
overseas. West Branch, IA Feb 19 (Special) Word has been received by
Lizzie Endsley that her son Louis has arrived in New York. He had suffered
severly in a gas attack and has been in the hospital since October 7, 1918.
Davenport Democrat - February 21, 1919 -- Washington,
Hero is at Washington..Feb. 21. Pvt. Ben Cherry of Co. K. 168th Infantry
and wounded at Chateu-Thierry arrived here yesterday morning having been
discharged at Camp Dodge. He was wounded in the left knee and has since
been in a casual camp or hospital.
Davenport Democrat - February 21, 1919...Aged Resident of Toronto
Toronto, IA - Feb. 21 (Special) Mrs. Ahrenstorf, aged 81, died at the home
of her son Henry Tebbe, last night, after a few weeks illness. The funeral
will be held Saturday.
The Daily Times, Davenport -- Saturday February 15, 1919.
Farmer is Dead.
Daniel Perkl, aged 49, is dead at his country home, near North Liberty. He
had resided in Johnson Co., his birthplace, his entire life. Surviving are
his widow, four sons, and four daughters, all at home. Mrs. Agnes Berkl
three sisters (Mesdames Agnes Conley, Theresa Holupka and Josephine Miller)
live near Solon. Two brothers, Henry and Frank Perkl are residents of
The Daily Times - Saturday February 15, 1919
Mrs. Robeson of Brooklyn Dead -- Brooklyn, IA - Feb. 15 (Special) Mrs. S.
B. Robeson was stricken with paralysis Thursday morning and died the same
evening at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Robeson was an old resident of Brooklyn and
vicinity. Her husband preceded her in death about one year. She is
survived by one son, DeWitt, and on daughter, Mrs. Florence Willett, both of
The Daily Times - Wednesday, February 19, 1919 (Special)
Wounded, is Home.
Millersburg, IA Feb 19 (Special) Carl Faas is home on a three day furlough
from a Washington Hospital. He was wounded in the eye by a piece of shell
during one of the battles in France recently. Bruce Berstler another
overseas man is home.
Submitted by Gloria