Pioneer Citizen Is Dead

Z.C. Andruss Died Friday, February 5, in Nebraska

Widow Was Sister of the Late Doctor Armstrong and Now Lives With Only Daughter.

Z.C. Andruss died Friday, February 5, at his home in Yates Center, Neb. [sic], from pneumonia.

Mr. Andruss used to own the A.P. Ives farm in Irvington township. He left this county about 14 years ago, and lived in Council Bluffs a year or two. Then he moved to Yates Center, where he continued to reside until his death.

The body was buried at Randolph, Iowa, February 7, and that day happened to be the 72nd anniversary of his birth.

Mr. Andruss left a widow and one daughter. His wife and the late Dr. J.R. Armstrong, of Irvington, were sister and brother. Mrs. Andruss is now living with her only daughter, Mrs. John W. Dilts, of Randolph.

Source: Kossuth County Advance, March 3, 1915.

Z.C. Andruss Is Dead

Pioneer Resident of Old Irvington Dies of Pneumonia at Yates Center, Kansas, February 5th.

Word came to Link Singleton last week of the death of a former resident and pioneer of Irvington township, Mr. Z.C. Andruss, who at one time owned and resided on the place now owned by A.P. Ives. Mr. Andruss died at Yates Center, Kansas, where he and his wife had lived for the past seven year, on February 5, of pneumonia. He was 72 years old and leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Luella Dilts, who lives at Randolph, Iowa, where the body was taken for burial. Mrs. Andruss, who is quite feeble, will make her home with her daughter. Mr. Andruss was one of the prominent and respected men of this country twenty-five years ago. He was always a great friend of Mr. Singleton who as a boy was employed by him for some time. Many of the older residents will remember Mr. and Mrs. Andruss and their charming daughter, Miss Luella.

Source: Algona Upper Des Moines, March 3, 1915.

Birth Announcements from the 1950s

RORICK—To Mr. and Mrs. Jay T. Rorick, 2296 Patterson Drive, a son, July 4, 1950. (Eugene Guard, July 6, 1950)

At Local Hospital—On Wednesday, a girl, seven pounds ten ounces, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Walling at the Albany General hospital. (Albany Democrat-Herald, May 1, 1953)

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Francisco of 41 Boyer dr., a son at 4:05 a.m. today at Community Hospital. (Battle Creek Enquirer, November 17, 1955)

Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Gore, Des Moines, are the parents of a daughter born Thursday. Mrs. Gore is the former Evelyn Dilts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Dilts, 1212 Lincoln Way. Gore is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gore, 709 Duff Ave. (Ames Daily Tribune, April 24, 1959)

Short News Items from 1933

Mr. and Mrs. Z.E. Armstrong, of Des Moines, spent the week-end with Mr. Armstrong’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Armstrong. (Kossuth County Advance, January 19, 1933)

Art Banfield of Coldwater spent Saturday night with his brother, Samuel Banfield. (Marshall Evening Chronicle, March 28, 1933)

Mr. and Mrs. Z.E. Armstrong and Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Pepper, of Des Moines and Mrs. Niel Nielson, Spencer, visited Sunday at J.A. Armstrong’s, and Mrs. Nielson wen to Des Moines with the Armstrongs. (Kossuth County Advance, April 27, 1933)

Mrs. Mae Banfield, Marian and Arthur Banfield of Coldwater were Tuesday night guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Francisco, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Saylor of and children, southwest of Marshall, were Tuesday evening callers. (Marshall Evening Chronicle, June 1, 1933)

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Short News Items from 1916

Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Rorick, of East Buffalo, N.Y., arrived today and are located with Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Rowlader at 115 Live Oak avenue. Mr. Rorick is a member of the firm Sadler, Rorick and company, the largest live stock dealers of East Buffalo. Mr. and Mrs. Rorick are making their first visit to Daytona. (Daytona Daily News, January 21, 1916)

W.V. Hutchinson and family are in town. They leave in a few days for Glendale, Ore., where Mr. Hutchison expects to go into the diary business. (Hood River Glacier, April 6, 1916)

Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Strickland left Saturday night for Des Moines, Ia., where they will spend the next two weeks visiting with relatives and friends. (Bemidji Daily Pioneer, April 24, 1916)

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Matrimonial News from the 1890s

The Randolph, Iowa, Register says: Mr. J.W. Dilts of Randolph and Miss Luella Andruss of Irvington, Kossuth county, were married Tuesday, June 30, at the residence of the bride’s parents. The newly wedded pair arrived in Randolph Wednesday afternoon and in the evening they were tendered a reception by relatives and friends at the residence of Mr. J.H. Wylie. Later they were the recipients of a serenade from the band. Mr. and Mrs. Dilts will soon be at home to their friends on east Randolph street. The Register extends its earnest congratulations. (Algona Upper Des Moines, July 15, 1896)

TYRRELL-WALLING—In this city, June 9, at 1902 Union avenue, by Dr. Charles Edward Locke, Morton H. Tyrrell of Ferndale, Cal., to Lulu Walling of St. Louis, Mo. (San Francisco Chronicle, June 11, 1899)

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 1898

TO KLONDIKE—A rumor comes over from Oxford Mills that a party of six will soon start from there for the gold fields of Alaska. The party will consist of V.O. Hammond, well known here; D.D. Rorick, an attorney at Oxford Junction; David and John Rorick, who come from near St. Louis, and Dr. Strevell and son. They are making preparations now to start. (Anamosa Eureka, January 13, 1898)

LuVerne News: John Dilts, son-in-law of Z.C. Andruss, has sold his home in Randolph and he and his family are coming up to spend a year at least ‘neath the parental roof. (Algona Upper Des Moines, February 16, 1898)

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Happy Marriage In Irvington

John W. Dilts and Luella Andruss are United in Life.

Rev. Landis of the Baptist church performed the ceremony at the Andruss home in Irvington which united Miss Luella Andruss and John W. Dilts in matrimony. Only the near relatives were invited, and immediately after the ceremony they took the train for Randolph, Freemont county, where their future home is to be. The groom owns a large farm and is well-to-do and highly spoken of by all. The bride has grown up in the county and is esteemed by a wide circle of friends. Many wishes for the best in life go with them to their new home.

Source: Algona Upper Des Moines, July 8, 1896.

Evelyn Dilts & James Gore

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Dilts have announced the betrothal of their daughter, Evelyn, and James Lyle Gore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gore of Ames.  Miss Dilts is a student at the State University of Iowa.  Mr. Gore, a graduate of Iowa State College, is employed by Bankers Life Co. in Des Moines.

Source:  Des Moines Register, December 11, 1955.