Short News Items from 1905

Last week Thursday Wm. Van Horn and wife, of Wells, visited their grandparents Amzy Clay and wife, several days last week. (Tuscola County Advertiser, April 7, 1905)

Misses Lucy and Cora Margarum, of Stockholm, spent last Saturday and Sunday with the Misses Coursen of Oak Ridge. (Dover Iron Era, April 7, 1905)

M.A. Redding and family left Thursday evening for Berkeley where they will make their home. Mr. Redding has leased him home on Kaweah street to F.J. Steele who is now occupying the place. (Hanford Kings County Sentinel, April 13, 1905)

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Short News Items from 1901

W.C. Tyrrell, who has become very much interested in oil, left this morning for his home at Belmont, Ia. He will return soon to look after his interests here. (Beaumont Daily Enterprise, February 7, 1901)

Mrs. Isola M. Rorick of Los Angeles spent yesterday here enjoying the celebration. (Santa Monica Evening Outlook, February 23, 1901)

Miss Maud McCloe gave a dinner Thursday evening for a few friends. (Detroit Free Press, March 17, 1901)

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Marriage Licenses

WEDDING LICENSE APPLIED FOR: Ricky S. Bishop, 20, technician, Rt. 1, to Jo Ann Lawrence, 21, nurse, 53 E. Stevens St. (Newark Advocate, June 3, 1971)

MARRIAGE LICENSE:  Harry DePugh, 21, shipper, Columbus, and Alberta Motley, 21, Summit Station.  (Newark Advocate, February 14, 1934)

Marriage license was issued yesterday to John S. Deweese of Boise and Miss Alice M. Richardson of Moore Creek.  (Idaho Statesman, January 7, 1899)

The county clerk’s office yesterday issued a marriage license to Edward Morris and Mary M. Sanders, both of Boise.  License was also issued to Otto Downard and Sarah Berkley, giving Boise as their address.  (Idaho Statesman, November 4, 1906)

MARRIAGE LICENSE: Asa J. Durant and Miss Wilma M. Ballinger were yesterday granted a license to wed.  Both are residents of Boise.  (Idaho Statesman, November 8, 1902)

MARRIAGE LICENSES: Edward M. Loosley, 22, and Blanche L. Bounty, 23, both of Beckwith.  (Nevada State Journal, September 24, 1922)

Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to the following:  Daniel H. Freeman, 21, Reno, and Agnes Marshall, 21, Reno; Harold A. Loosley, 21, Beckwith, Cal., and Glenna M. Scalf, 18, Portala, Cal. (Nevada State Journal, May 21, 1915)

MARRIAGE LICENSE:  Delbert E. Mason, 23, lineman, Newark, and Helen B. McIntosh, 19, Newark. Rev. F.E. Halloway to officiate.  (Newark Advocate, August 3, 1914)

The following marriage licenses have been issued;  Jacob Louis Sweeney to Lucy Rorick, August Goss to Mary J. McMaken, Oscar Briggs to Mary J. Sains, Henry Prang to Miena Muhlenbruck.  (Fort Wayne Sentinel, April 6, 1872)

Small Town News—Idaho Statesman

D.A. Baxter is back from his camping expedition. (Idaho Daily Statesman, August 23, 1900)

RETURNED HOME — Mrs. Frank Berkley, whose husband was killed near Pocatello, returned yesterday to Glenn’s Ferry, accompanied by her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. James Mullaney. (Idaho Daily Statesman, July 7, 1901)

Mrs. F.B. Berkley and Mrs. James Mullany went to Pocatello on Monday last to settle the affairs of the late F.B. Berkley. (Idaho Daily Statesman, July 18, 1901)

Mrs. Frank Berkley is visiting in Nampa, the guest of Mrs. B.F. Walling. (Idaho Daily Statesman, August 31, 1901)

An examination of the returns from Highland Valley precinct discloses that a vote was cast for Mrs. Gile for constable. (Idaho Daily Statesman, November 16, 1898)

The eighty-sixth birthday of J.B. Walling was celebrated on Saturday last at the home of his son, Enos Walling, near this city. Mr. Walling has been a citizen of Idaho for more than half a century and his kind deeds have won for him scores of friends. He has been an elder in the Church of Christ since that church was established and has given liberally for its maintenance. He is quite feeble in body, but loves the society of his friends. Among the number present from Boise at the birthday dinner were Professor and Mrs. Kiggins and Rev. and Mrs. J.L. Weaver. Relatives were also present from Oregon. An excellent dinner was served and the afternoon was spent in songs and conversation. The guests all wish for Mr. Walling many happy returns of the day. (Idaho Statesman, August 28, 1895)

J.J. Walling was up from Caldwell Sunday. (Idaho Statesman, January 29, 1901)

Small Town News—Mullany

James H. Mullany came in from Glenns Ferry yesterday. (Idaho Daily Statesman, May 8, 1898)

On the first inst. Mrs. James Mullany was called to Boise on account of the serious illness of James Mullany, Jr. She reports him much better. (Idaho Daily Statesman, June 6, 1901)

Judge James Mullany, who has resided at Glenns Ferry for many years, was in the city yesterday attending the fair. In response to an inquiry about Glenns Ferry, the judge said the town was enjoying a real boom. More buildings, and good ones too, had been built this fall than in four years before, and as agent of the township company he had sold more lots in the last six weeks than in the last three years. He said the contract to build the Malad Canal had not only been let but a large force of men and teams were at work on it. The crowd of people settling in Glenns Ferry were from Iowa, and the only regret of the judge is was that they had not been there long enough to vote, as they were all Republicans. (Idaho Daily Statesman, October 25, 1902)

Glenns Ferry, Sept. 26 — A very pleasant surprise party was tendered Monday evening to Mrs. James Mullaney, it being her fiftieth birthday. A number of the neighbors arrived unexpectedly with crowded lunch baskets and a very pleasant evening was passed by all. Those present were Mrs. D.C. O’Brien, Mrs. J.T. Huntington, Mrs. Bert Alford, Mrs. William Rosevere, Miss Ella Shetts, Miss Pearl Jennings, Miss Nora Morrow, Miss Lizzie Woodrich, Frank Carrigan, Herman Jacobson, and Charles E. Stewart. (Idaho Daily Statesman, September 27, 1900)

Mrs. J. Mullaney of Glenn’s Ferry is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Berkley. (Idaho Daily Statesman, November 26, 1901)

Misses Kate and Sarah Mullaney, daughters of James Mullaney, the well known citizen of Glenns Ferry, are visiting in the city. (Idaho Daily Statesman, January 7, 1896)

John Lat[unclear]y, William Orr, Charles Brady and W.R. Mullany pulled out for Rocky Bar yesterday. (Idaho Daily Statesman, May 17, 1901)

Small Town News—Bean

W.S. Bean, conductor on the Colorado Midland railway, running between Denver and Como, met with an accident in some way which cost him an arm yesterday. Mr. Bean formerly resided in Boise, and was a conduct on the cannon ball train. He was married to Miss Mullaney of Glenns Ferry, sister of James Mullaney of that city. No particulars have been received other than the brief statement that reached Mr. Mullaney yesterday. (Idaho Daily Statesman, August 20, 1902)

Mr. and Mrs. William Bean and family of Huntingaon [sic], Ore., came up to spend Christmas with Mrs. James Mullaney. Mrs. Sara Burkley [sic] went to Huntington, Ore., last Thursday evening, returning with her sister, Mrs. Kate Bean. (Idaho Statesman, December 28, 1904)

Frank Berkley, Killed in a Train Accident


Frank Berkly, Formerly of Boise, Meets Horrible Death

Head and Legs Severed

Falls Under Engine at Bannock Siding, 16 Miles West of Pocatello —
Remains Taken to Gate City for Internment — Deceased Well Known Here

Pocatello, July 2 — Frank Berkly, a Short Line brakeman, was instantly killed and his body mutilated in a frightful manner at Bannock siding, 16 miles west of here, at 12:45 this morning.

He was on a westbound freight, which was to take the Bannock siding, and crawled through the engine cab to the pilot to throw the switch.

No one saw the fall, but later his dismembered body was picked up with the head and both legs severed.

Berkly leaves a wife, the daughter of Postmaster James Mullany of Glenn’s Ferry.

He was a member of good standing of the Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias.

Deceased Well Known in the Capital City

Frank Berkly, who was killed at the Bannock siding yesterday, was well known in Boise. He was a brakeman on the Boise Special for some time. Last summer, he met with an accident here, his hand being mashed. James Mullany, Jr., who is one of the Short Line firemen stationed here, is a brother-in-law of the deceased. He leaves this evening for Pocatello to attend the funeral.

Source: Idaho Daily Statesman, July 3, 1901.


All members of Wildey Lodge No. 62, I.O.O.F., are hereby notified to assemble at G.A.R. Hall at 1 o’clock this afternoon to attend the funeral of Frank B. Berkley, deceased, of Port Neuf Lodge No. 20. — M.W. Clark, N.G., Geo. P. Wheeler, Secretary.

Source: Idaho Daily Statesman, July 5, 1901.

Berkley Funeral

Many Friends Attend the Internment at the Masonic Cemetery

The funeral of Frank Berkely was held at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias and railroad men of this city. It was largely attended, the young man having had many warm friends here. His wife and Mr. and Mrs. James Mullaney of Glenn’s Ferry were in attendance as well as his brother-in-law James Mullaney, Jr.

The large cortege went from the Odd Fellows’ hall on Eighth street, down Idaho to Warm Springs avenue and thence to the cemetery. The remains were laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery, many beautiful floral offerings being presented.

Source: Idaho Daily Statesman, July 6, 1901.

Note: The last name is spelled differently in each story.

Brakeman Berkley Hurt While Making Coupling

Frank Berkley, brakeman on the branch passenger train, was crushed early yesterday morning at Nampa between the engine and the tourist car on the regular west-bound passenger train.  His collar bone was broken and he was badly bruised but not internally injured.  Mr. Berkley was brought to this city and taken to his rooms at the Halveston residence, medical assistance being summoned.  His injuries are such that he will be laid up for a month or more.  The accident happened while the brakeman was cutting out the Salt Lake-Boise sleeper, which was immediately ahead of the tourist car on the regular train.  The engine backed with the tourist to attach it to the train again, Berkley standing ready to make the coupling.  Instead of the drawheads coming together they spliced, catching the brakeman between the engine and the car as though he were in a vise.  The engine was barely moving, otherwise Berkley would doubtless have been killed.

Source:  Idaho Statesman, January 6, 1900