Short News Items from 1905

Miss Lillie Doty, of Talmadge Hill spent Saturday and Sunday with her aunt, Mrs. R.T. Shipman. (Van Ettenville Valley Breeze, May 11, 1905)

W.R. Rorick, of Sadler, Huddleston & Co., East Buffalo, N.Y., was also with us yesterday and met many old friends and associates. (Detroit Free Press, May 12, 1905)

Charley Armstrong is the champion wolf killer of this region. A few days ago he brought in seven of them. (Algona Advance, June 22, 1905)


Short News Items from 1904

Charley Armstrong is up from Irvington today with the carcass of a large wolf which he trapped and secured. (Algona Advance, January 14, 1904)

Homer Drumm, who have [sic] been sick with lagrippe, is able to be out again. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, February 4, 1904)

Tracy Walling came up from Portland last night to attend the funeral of his brother, Fred Walling, at Zena this afternoon. (Salem Capital Journal, February 24, 1904)

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Short News Items from 1902

The crack shots of the vicinity contested for honors and an oyster supper in a shooting match, blue rock pigeons being used as targets. Frank Boehringer and Lorin Walling were the captains. Loyd Hunt carried off the honors with a score of five birds out of six shots. The winning side and their partners were feasted to oysters in Lincoln warehouse. A pleasant evening was spent in games, but the oysters gave out and Mr. Boehringer and Mr. Duncan have not been heard from since. (Polk County Itemizer, January 17, 1902)

D.A. Baxter, principal of the public schools at Meridian, is in the city to attend the county teachers’ meeting. (Idaho Statesman, February 9, 1902)

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Short News Items from 1899

Mrs. Z.C. Andruss returned Wednesday from her visit with her daughters, Mrs. Dilts, at Randolph, Iowa. (Algona Courier, January 6, 1899)

Mrs. Z.E. Brown of Minneapolis has been visiting her brother and sister, Dr. Armstrong and Mrs. Z.C. Andruss of Irvington. (Algona Republican, January 11, 1899)

Now that Steve George has joined the army of benedicts Wat Rorick has formed a partnership with Grant Cooksey and will be able to scoop any and all fishing next spring that is if he can teach Grant how to fish as fisherman should. (The Caldwell Advance, January 19, 1899)

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Short News Items from 1896

Dr. J.R. Armstrong of Irvington, this county, was adjudged insane by the commissioners yesterday and sent to the asylum today. He is one of the old residents of the county. (Des Moines Register, May 3, 1896)

Dr. J.R. Armstrong, of Irvington, this county, was adjudged insane by the commissioners and sent to asylum today. He is one of the old residents of the county. (Des Moines Register, May 3, 1896)

Dr. J.R. Armstrong, one of the pioneers of Kossuth county, has been pronounced insane as the result of protracted sickness. (Waterloo Courier, May 5, 1896)

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Death Notices from the 1880s

Mrs. Levina Armstrong, died in Pulteney, Steuben County, Jan. 6, 1871, aged 70 years. The deceased was a native of Sussex, N.J., but about forty years ago she, with her husband, came to Pulteney, where her whole life was spent in acts of usefulness. (Havana Journal, February 4, 1871)

STRADER—Near Peach Orchard, in Hector, N.Y., on Thursday, Jan. 25th, 1877, of Pneumonia, Madison Strader, aged 53 years. (Watkins Democrat, January 31, 1877)

The funeral of Madison Strader took place from the M.E. church, at Burdett, on Sunday afternoon last, and was quite largely attended. (Watkins Democrat, January 31, 1877)

Died, at Bellevue, January 13th, Emma Gertrude, infant daughter of Enos and Annie Walling, aged seven months. A letter to Mr. Walling, now at Boise, and whose babe died after he left Bellevue, says: “We laid the poor little babe to rest under the snow the day following my last letter. Forty persons attend the funeral on snow-shoes.”—Democrat. (Owyhee Avalanche, February 12, 1881)

Short News Items from 1882

Mrs. J.W. Linderman has returned home from Ludington where she had been visiting her son Frank. (Cheboygan Northern Tribune, February 4, 1882)

Doc. Walling has been out in the mountains, between Hailey, Muldoon and Bellevue, prospecting, and saw many evidences of mineral, though no veins of sufficient size to warrant his locating any. Doc. Walling has not given up the hope of finding a bonanza not far from Hailey before snow flies. (Wood River Times, September 15, 1882)

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rorick, and Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Porter, of Seneca, Mich., are in the county visiting their relatives, the families of Dr. Armstrong and J.C. [sic] Andruss, of Irvington. The visitors report themselves highly pleased with Kossuth county. (Algona Republican, October 11, 1882)

E. Sutton, brother of J.P. Sutton, arrived Thursday morning for a visit. He resided here some years since, and is somewhat surprised at the improvement Cheboygan has made since he left. (Cheboygan Northern Tribune, November 18, 1882)

A Model Barn in Pulteney.

The largest barn in Pulteney, and one of the largest in the county, has recently been built for David J. Armstrong, Esq., one of our leading farmers who resides three miles north of this village. A description of the building, which in its arrangement and workmanship seems a model one, will interest the many readers of the Advocate. Our limited knowledge, however, of architectural terms may prevent us from giving as clear a description as we would desire.

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Woman Beats Man Calling Hogs At Rolfe

Humboldt, Ia., Nov. 14.—Mrs. Charles Armstrong of Livermore, who recently won first place in a hog calling contest against nineteen contestants, again won first prize at Rolfe against twenty-eight contestants.

Volume, tone and clearness of voice were the essential qualifications necessary to win and the Livermore contestant had all three in full measure and could easily have been heard for two miles. Pat Kalligan of Rolfe won second place.

Bellows and Warner, Humboldt farmers, sponsored the contest, cooperating with the Cummings post of the American Legion of Rolfe in the Armistice Day celebration. The business men of Rolfe contributed the prizes and a trio of Rolfe citizens served as judges.

Source: Des Moines Register, November 15, 1926.

Morenci Notes (Excerpt)

Lieutenant and Mrs. E.L. Johnsen of Lake Forest, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. William Menke of Sharon, Pa., entertained at the Hotel Saulsbury Friday evening honoring Miss Amie Crane of Fayette, Ohio, and William Armstrong of Sharon, Pa., whose marriage occurred Saturday afternoon. A four course dinner was served, the table being centered with a large basket of garden flowers and places were arranged for Miss Crane and Mr. Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baither of Toledo, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Miller, Miss Louise Armstrong and William Thomas of Sharon, Mr. and Mrs. George Crane of New York City, Miss Adaline Simon of Kalamazoo, Dr. and Mrs. C.E. Raabe, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Scofield, Miss Lavina Scofield and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Buck of Morenci, Lieutenant and Mrs. Johnsen and Mr. and Mrs. Menke. Continue reading “Morenci Notes (Excerpt)”