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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Business and Professional News from the 1900s

Judge Mays went across the river this morning, and in company with Mr. Rorick, of North Dalles, examined the grade leading to the top of the Klickitat mountain with the view of seeing what is necessary to be done to put it in good condition for the teams hauling wheat to this market. Mr. Mays has collected several hundred dollars from Dalles business men, which will be expended on the grade under the supervision of Mr. Rorick. (The Dalles Chronicle, October 3, 1900)

A beaver enterprise is soon to be started at Wood River by J.L. [sic] Loosley and D. Harshbarger. They will build an enclosure of woven wire and capture and stock it with beavers. The animals will be domesticated and the fur will be marketed. (Portland Oregonian, October 28, 1900)

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Lewis Redding

Lewis Redding departed this life 9:45 Thursday night November 13, 1919, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Olive Ballentine, in the California apartments, Long Beach, California, following three weeks of sickness and intense suffering, the immediate cause of death being due to stomach and kidney trouble, complicated by ailments of long standing, usually attendant upon one of his ripe age.

“Grandpa” Redding, as he was best known to all acquaintances, was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 13, 1837, and was 82 years and 11 months of age at the time of his demise. He was the last member of a family of six children, Henry, William C., David J., Melissa, Matilda, and an infant girl, all of whom preceded him in death. His father was drowned when Lewis was a small boy, and his mother died about fifty years ago.

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Will Go To Porterville

M.A. Redding and a number of carpenters will go to Porterville next Sunday and Monday commence work on the Porterville Grammar school, for which W.D. Trewhitt received the contract recently. Redding & Company have the contract to do all the carpenter work in both the grammar and high school buildings there, but the latter will not be commenced until later.

Source: Hanford Kings County Sentinel, August 18, 1904)