Short News Items from 1923

Mrs. Augustus Printz is recovering from several days’ illness. (Zanesville Times Recorder, March 23, 1923)

Ahral Sutton, who visited his parents in North Waverly last week underwent an operation in a hospital in Washington, D.C., yesterday. (Sayre Evening Times, June 28, 1923)

Mrs. J.A. Armstrong and her daughter Mildred, Mrs. Neil Neilson and Zelora Armstrong motored last Thursday to Rochester, Minn., where Mildred was to be examined by specialists at the Mayo hospital. (Kossuth County Advance, November 15, 1923)


Short News Items from 1921

John Armstrong, of Rochester, was here on Saturday to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Lucy Reynolds. (Yates County Chronicle, March 2, 1921)

A.E. Spiers came in from his ranch home in the Igo section and transacted business in the city today. (Red Bluff Daily News, April 15, 1921)

Mrs. Jas. Buchanan, nee Bonice Loosley, of Petaluma, arrived at Beckwith Wednesday to spend a short vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Loosley. (Feather River Bulletin, June 23, 1921)

M.F. Loosley returned Tuesday from a business trip to San Francisco and vicinity. (Feather River Bulletin, June 23, 1921)

Mrs. Leonard Hallinan, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Albert Walling, at Rockaway, stopped over with relatives in Oswego while on her way to her home in Redland. (Oregon Daily Journal, June 25, 1921)

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hallinan and son Cecil stopped over with Mr. Hallinan’s mother on their way home from a motor trip to Seattle and Sound cities. (Oregon Daily Journal, September 18, 1921)

Business & Professional Notices from 1917

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Farmers’ National Bank was held at the banking rooms in Sussex Tuesday afternoon. Directors elected were: Charles G. Wilson, Theodore F. Northrup, Frank Holbert, Samuel S. Vandruff, Elihu Adams, William A. Roy, James R. Kincaid, Ford W. Margarum, J. Merritt Willson. The directors organized by electing Ford W. Margarum president; Frank Holbert, cashier; and Theodore M. Holbert, assistant cashier. (Middletown Times Press, January 13, 1917)

The big store is now conducted by M.F. Loosley and sons. The three sons, Harold A., Edward and Harry R., assuming a partnership with their father dating from January 1, 1917. (Portola Sentinel, January 27, 1917)

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Armstrong-Riley Wedding

At the Methodist parsonage at Algona last week Monday afternoon occurred the wedding of Miss Alma Riley and Charles Armstrong, Rev. F.C. Taylor performing the ceremony. Only a few of the immediate relatives were present. The bridal pair was attended by Arthur Riley, a brother of the bride, and Miss Merle Armstrong, as sister of the groom. The bride wore white messaline and Miss Armstrong silk poplin.

Following the services at Algona, the party was pleasantly entertained at the Armstrong home, east of this village, where a wedding supper was served to a score or more of invited guests.

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Short News Items from 1915

T.E. Mackrell, superintendent of the C. & E., division will return Friday morning with the family on Erie train No. 7 from Warwick, N.Y., where his daughter, Miss Helen Mackrell, was buried. (Huntington Herald, January 7, 1915)

George Strickland, assistant cashier of the First National bank, left last evening for Minneapolis where he will spend today on business. (Bemidji Daily Pioneer, January 18, 1915)

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Short News Items from 1914

J.J. Walling of Nampa was in the County Seat the first of the week attending a water users’ meeting. (Caldwell Tribune, February 20, 1914)

Zelora Armstrong was a passenger to Omaha last Wednesday where he will enter a school of auto engineering. He expects to spend about eight weeks on the course. (Kossuth County Advance, April 15, 1914)

Mr. Zelora Armstrong is spending this week with his parents here, enjoying a brief vacation from his school duties in Omaha where he is attending a college on auto-engineering. After completing the course Mr. Armstrong expects to enter the employment of the Manhattan Oil Co., and take charge of an important filling station in Omaha under the management of Mr. C.J. Dutton, formerly of this village. (Kossuth County Advance, May 27, 1914)

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Death Notices from 1914

Charley Armstrong, son of the late Dr. Armstrong of Irvington, died a few days ago at Santa Monica, Calif., where he moved a few years ago. A telegram to his brother, J.A. Armstrong, and one to the Kossuth County Bank brought the news of his death, but did not give the cause of it. He died in a hospital there. He was about 42 years of age and was married and had one child, a daughter. He was back here on a visit a year ago. A second telegram to his brother stated it was likely he would be buried there. (Algona Courier, October 9, 1914)

James A. Armstrong reached home last Friday from his western trip to Santa Monica, Calif., where he was called to attend the funeral of his brother Charles, lately of that city. James states that while Charles has been ailing for the past few months and had lost much weight the immediate cause of his death was acute indigestion. The end came quickly and was void of pain. Charles has many friends here who will mourn his early death. (Kossuth County Advance, October 28, 1914)

Short News Items from 1912

Charley Armstrong has made his trip to California and has stuck his stake there and will move out ere long. He bought a lot and bungalow next door to John Smith’s, and is very much please with his purchase. Before buying he went up the state to San Francisco and to other places, but he found it too foggy up that way to suit him, and so concluded to settle in Santa Monica. He found a man who was just in the humor for selling and he got a bargain, being worth at least $3500 he got it for $2700. He says Mr. and Mrs. Smith are enjoying life in an ideal manner. They live eight blocks from the sea, and the fishing is good and Mr. Smith makes the most of it. Deer and other game may be had in the mountains five miles from there. Mr. Armstrong expects to take his sisters with him, and for a short time they will all live in the bungalow. We wish them every happiness, but are sorry they leave Kossuth county. (Algona Courier, February 9, 1912)

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Short News Items from 1911

Charley Armstrong came to Algona Tuesday and bough a Ford, paying spot cash for it. He won’t take anybody’s dust from this on. (Algona Courier, August 25, 1911)

Charley Armstrong and family of Irvington expect to leave for their new home in California in January and his sisters, the Misses Mary and Lucy Armstrong, will go with them and make their home in the west if it suits them. Charley will have a sale in a few days and sell of his personal effects. (Algona Upper Des Moines, December 20, 1911)

Dr. J.R. Armstrong

Died at His Late Home in Irvington Monday of this Week.

He Was One of the Foremost Pioneers of the County and One of Its Strongest and Best Characters.

On Monday last Dr. J.R. Armstrong passed from this life surrounded by his children and friends. In his passing one of the ablest and best loved, and in his time, one of the most influential of the pioneers has joined the silent majority. He was a rugged character, a strong man mentally and physically, well educated, broad and generous in his views, and kind and helpful to his brother pioneers who needed advice and material assistance. Among all that sturdy band of pioneers none enjoyed a larger following than did Dr. Armstrong, and none retained so wide an influence so long. He made Irvington his home from the first to the last, and the whole community for miles around sought his advice on nearly every thing and looked up to him as a guide, philosopher and friend. And their confidence was never betrayed by Dr. Armstrong. He was public spirited and contributed freely to institutions from which he could get not return personally or financially. Such men as he do honor to our common manhood are indeed too few.

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