Short News Items from 1919

Jas. Burns and Miss Ida Burns returned to their home at Athol Thursday after spending a week at the Chas. Schnell home in this city [Kensington]. (The Athol Record, January 30, 1919)

Of interest to many Athens people will be the following clipping from a Fayette paper with regard to Mrs. E.H. Rorick, wife of Dr. Rorick former superintendent of the Athens State hospital: The many friends of Dr. and Mrs. E.H. Rorick of Fayette, are sending messages of sympathy and encouragement for the recovery of Mrs. Rorick from an attack of paralysis which she suffered Monday. Her friendly greetings, pleasant smile and acts of kindness have won a strong hold on the hearts of the people. She is one the county’s noblest women. The latest reports are very encouraging for her recovery. (Athens Daily Messenger, March 17, 1919)

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Business & Professional Notices from 1904

War Department order: Recruit Milan A. Loosley of the general service, now at Dallas, Tex., is transferred to the signal corps at Benecia Barracks, Cal. (San Francisco Call, March 12, 1904)

Amos Mauchmar, who has been employed as night operator at the union depot during the past two months, left Thursday for his home in Wayland, the night office being closed for the season. (Alma Record, April 22, 1904)

Reynolds & Marshall this week purchased half a lot from Otto Walling near the St. John Hardware Company building, and will their harness shop there as soon as their new building is finished. (Colfax Gazette, May 27, 1904)

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Bradbury Is Back

AMITY—Lewis Bradbury of Spokane, Wash., visited old-time relatives and friends here Saturday and Sunday.  Bradbury was born in Amity and attended school here. He left this vicinity about 42 years ago and this is his second visit to his old home town since then. His grandfather, John Walling, was an early settler and his greatuncle [sic], Jerome Walling, laid out the original town of Amity.  Bradbury was enroute to Los Angeles.  He was accompanied by his brother, Edward, who was formerly engaged in the banking business in Kendrick, Ida., but now operates a hotel in Portland.

Source:  Salem Capital Journal, June 25, 1929.

Some Short Death Notices

A news dispatch last week reported the death of John Bradbury at his home in Wallace. Mr. Bradbury was at one time cashier of the Kendrick State Bank. (Kendrick Gazette, October 3, 1919)

Newton Frakes, who died near Mitchell, Crook county, Oregon, on the 26th of last month, was born and raised in Polk county, where he has many friends. He was about 40 years of age, and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. (Independence Enterprise, January 24, 1895)

Graveside services and a Masonic ritual will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Zena Cemetery for Jesse S. Gilkey, Dayton, and his son, James, Eugene, whose bodies were found recently in a crashed plane in the Cascades.  Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Simons & Lounsbury Funeral Home at Eugene.  (Salem Statesman Journal, June 10, 1965)

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Play Ball!

Opening DayIt’s one of my favorite days of the year — Major League Baseball’s Opening Day!  The Washington Nationals have been rained out in Cincinnati, so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get my baseball fix.   In honor of the return of baseball, today’s posts will be two stories about Lewis Bradbury, “professional second baseman” in Idaho in the early 1900s.  Enjoy!

The Bradbury Family in Iowa

Louis [sic] Bradbury left Sunday for Walla Walla where he will join the Walla Walla base ball club and play in the league composed of Ellensburg, Walla Walla, North Yakima and Athena. (Lewiston Teller, March 31, 1903)

In the Idaho baseball league comprising the teams of Nampa, Emmett, Caldwell and Boise, Louis Roos, formerly of Lewiston and late private secretary of Governor Hunt, is captain and fielder, and Louis [sic] Bradbury is playing second base. Both players are well known here. (Lewiston Teller, April 21, 1903)

Louis [sic] Bradbury left on the Clearwater train today for his homestead near Kamiah. (Lewiston Evening Teller, December 17, 1903)

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Bank Changes

Bank Changes

Big Doings in Banking Circles in the Last Two Weeks

Kendrick has two Strong Ones

It was persistently rumored about two weeks ago that Kendrick was to have another banking institution but such report was not verified till last evening when the leaders of the new organization gave out the following for publication.

In the meantime the Kendrick State Bank sprung a surprise on the public by a move which involved the purchase of the Moscow State Bank, the removal of John Bradbury to Moscow as cashier of the latter institution and the substantial support of the J.J. Day interests as will be seen by the following.

An event of considerable importance to Moscow commercial circles took place yesterday, when Mr. Jerome J. Day, the wealthy mine operator and part owner of the famous Hercules mine, took over the interest of C.H. Patten in the Moscow State bank, and in connection with John W. Bradbury, president of the Kendrick State Bank, became the owner of a large majority of the bank’s stock. Mr. Day will become president and Mr. Bradbury, who has already assumed his duties, will be the cashier. Mr. Patten will act as president till Aug. 1, at the request of the new owners, when Mr. Day will succeed him.

One of the early movements of the new controlling interests of the Moscow State will be the increase of the capital stock of the bank from $25,000 to $50,000. This, it is understood, will be done early in the fall, when the crops being to move and the necessity for liberal advances to move them becomes apparent. In fact, the Moscow State bank may henceforth be classified as a strong financial institution, capable of sustaining the largest burdens that, in an agricultural community, banks are generally called upon to bear. Mr. Bradbury, the new cashier, has had a wide experience in banking and withal a very successful career, while Mr. Day in the few years he has been in active business, has shown marked aptitude along financial lines, and with his large means and great popularity is certain to give the reorganized institution great strength and make it one of the strong financial institutions of the interior country.

Mr. Patten, who retires from its management, was the organizer of the bank and built up a nice business for it. He stated today that he had no plans for the future, and was not prepared to say whether he would remain in Moscow or not.

We learn from E, [sic] W. Bradbury who will be the active head of the State Bank that the officers will remain the same, the policy of the bank be the same and no different will be apparent except in the substantial backing and strong financial support of the Moscow State Bank.

‘Feeling that the financial condition of the Potlatch guaranteed such action as the Vollmer interests have, with several substantial residents of the various ridges have organized a bank which in the next few weeks will be open for business. This new institution will be known as the Farmer’s Bank & Trust Co. thus enabling it to do a general trust as well as banking business; its capital stock will be $25,000, while the heavy support of the First National of Lewiston or the Vollmer interests will back the bank.

‘Temporarily the Trust Co. will open its doors in the room vacated by Dr. Shontz, next to the postoffice, although later we learn it is the intention to erect a commodious bank building. The directors and officers have not been announced as yet, but likely be made known next week.

Source: Kendrick Gazette, July 19, 1907.

Fire Destroys Home

A dispatch from Kamiah to the Teller under date of Dec. 22, says “Fire about 8:30 this morning totally destroyed the residence of Louis [sic] P. Bradbury, whose home is on his farm about a mile and a half from town. Owing to the meager water supply the fired gained headway rapidly and the loss of the house and contents was practically complete, very little being saved. Mr. Bradbury and family are in town with his brother-in-law, Frank Reed. The loss is placed at $3,500. Insurance was carried in the sum of $1,200. The house was just recently finished.

Mr. and Mrs. Bradbury are well known here and there [sic] many friends regret to hear of their misfortune. Mrs. Bradbury was formerly Miss Georgia Reed, of this city.

Source: Grangeville Globe, December 30, 1909.

G.K. Bradbury, Journalist, Dies

George K. Bradbury, 37, Los Angeles newspaperman, died yesterday at the Veterans Hospital at Sawtelle, where he had been in a critical condition for two weeks with uremic poisoning.  He had been with the Examiner and International News Service since the early 1930s, except for two years’ Army service during World War II, including duty in Italy.  Funeral services are pending at the Veterans Center Mortuary.  He leaves his widow, Marjorie, of 3928½ Marathon Ave.; his father, Lewis Palmer Bradbury; a brother, N.R. Bradbury, and a sister, Mrs. Louise Moore, all of Los Angeles.

Source:  Los Angeles Times, April 6, 1951.