Pleasant Valley "Town Gossip"

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
July 9, 1900

     Pleasant Valley, July 7- The angel of death visited the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C.J. Riggs in Pleasant Valley Tuesday evening, July 3, bearing away
their little daughter, aged 12 years 10 months and 12 days. Inflammatory
rheumatism and heart troubles were the cause of her death. The deceased was
born in Pleasant Valley where she spent her short life. For seventeen and a
half weeks she has patiently suffered when at last the Master saw fit to
take her to himself. The deceased leaves her mother and father, two
brothers, Clemons C. and Ward A.R. and a sister, Ethel E. to mourn her loss.
The funeral was held July 5 at 1 o'clock, from the home of her parents,
Rev. Hanna, of Argo, conducting the services. C.L. Schultz, Charles Henley,
H.E. Blackman, Alden Blackman and R.E. Lobdell acted as pallbearers.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Tuesday, August 7, 1906

Resume of Local Events By Times Correspondents

     PLEASANT VALLEY, Ia., Aug 4- Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Stiff of Rochester, Ia., and their daughter, Mrs. Wm. Shelden of Witchita, Kan., visited several days with their son and brother, Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Stiff. Mrs. M. Madin and two grandsons, Arthur and Sidney Brockhage, accompanied them home and will stay this week.
     Mrs. F.B. Blackman returned to her home in Buena Vista after spending a week with her daughter, Mrs. H. Moeller.
     Wm. Watkins expects to start building his new house on the river road next week.