About various people, in and around
Dickinson and Hardin counties Iowa
Hand co, South Dakota,
Rock, Walworth and Dane counties, Wisconsin,
Erie and Handcock counties, Ohio,
Cole co, Missouri, Cass co, Indiana, and more

News Articles from
Lake Park News
Spirit Lake Beacon
Janesville Daily Gazette,
Sandusky Register, Sandusky Star Journal,
Logansport Pharos Reporter, Findlay Republican Courier
and more
Just some of the names mentioned:

Hatch, Gregory, Strathman, Nye, Listman, Bennett, Benson, Jones, Towe, Powers, Rice, Wheeler, Curtis, White, Van Camp, Gage, Warner, Tenny, Ogden and more.

also Old News Items



Logansport Democratic Pharos, Logansport, Indiana
March 15, 1871, pg. 3

Mr. Samuel Curtis, one of the veterans of the old Air Line, is also connected with the Round House as engine dispactcher. He is a practical engineer, and is one of the few men who stood by the old Air Line through its darke days, and has had the pleasure of seeing it gain strength year by year, until it has become one of the important roads in the west. He has under his supervision, including engineers and firemen, two hundred and twenty men, and possesses the entire confidence of all who are connected with him on the road. He commenced work for the Air Line company over theirteen years ago.

Logansport Weekly Journal, Logansport, Indiana
January 3, 1874, pg. 3

The dismissal of such old, tried, faithful and competent servants as Samuel Curtis, John Donaldson and John Freckelton, by the railroad company, because they declined to leave the work they were employed to do, and go out upon the road and run engines, was an arbitrary and unwise net? of injustice to those men. They deserve better treatment at the hands of a company to which they have rendered such valuable service. After their suspension, some of these men passed the first whole day they had spent in years with their families. We hope Col. Hill, whom we believe to be a just man, will use his influence to have this wrong righted, as soon as possible.


Logansport Daily Star, Logansport, Indiana
August 5, 1874, pg. 2

Mr. O. B. Sargent, for reasons that are good, has declined to be a candidate for Trustee of Eel township, and we offer now the name of Samuel Curtis. This name will at once rally a host of friends, and we can safely predict the election of Mr. Curtis by a handsome majority. No man stands higher in this community then Mr. Curtis, and he is deservedly popular with all who know him.


Logansport Weekly Journal, Logansport, Indiana
March 13, 1875, pg. 3

The voters of Eel township elected Mr. Bradley over Samuel Curtis.


Logansport Journal
August 2, 1888, pg. 5

The funeral of Samuel Curtis, deceased, was largely attended yesterday afternoon. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers attended in a body. About sixty were in line, preceded by Fornoff's martial band. A long line of carriages filled with relatives and sympathizing friends followed the remains to Mt. Hope. Rev. Dr. Birch conducted the religious exercises.


Spirit Lake Beacon
June 6, 1890


At the M.E. parsonage in Spirit Lake, June 5th, by Rev. W.D. Cole, Mr. Marion A. Benson and Miss Annie D. Hatch, both of Lake Park. The groom is a son of a leading business man in Lake Park. We personally know little of either party, but from the little we know this would appear to be a sensible mating, promising genial companionship and mutual helpfulness. The Beacon extends the compliments of the season, and hopes Mr. and Mrs. Benson may make and maintain a home in Dickinson county.


Goodspeed Brothers. 1894. Pictorial and Biographical Record
of La Porte, Porter, Lake and Starke Counties, Indiana.
Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Brothers. 569 p.

From the very earliest ages, the art of preparing the compounds that arrest and remove pain and heal the sick has been regarded as among the highest of human functions, and thus it is that so much interest and importance attach to the calling of the druggist in our own day. Among the leading and most reliable members of the pharmaceutical profession in Valparaiso, Indiana, is the firm of Heineman & White. Their stock embraces fresh, pure drugs and chemicals, patent and proprietary remedies, toilet articles, perfumery, druggist's sundries, etc., supplemented by a choice line of imported and domestic cigars. Mr. White, the junior member of the firm, was born in Valparaiso, July 24, 1864, and is a son of Charles F. White. Our subject was only about eighteen months old when his mother died, and he went to live with an uncle, Elias Axe, who is still a resident of Valparaiso. Young White received a liberal education in the schools of Valparaiso and subsequently entered the Normal College of Valparaiso where he took a commercial course. Afterward he was employed by L. Rowley & Son, then Rowley & Letherman, and continued with the two firms about five years. Then on account of ill health, asthma, he went west, traveling through Kansas, Indian Territory and Texas for two years. He was greatly benefitted and went to Chicago, where he was employed by Morrison & Plummer, wholesale druggist, for about eighteen months. Returning to Valparaiso, he was employed by A. F. Heineman for about ten months, after which, in 1890, he purchased a half interest in the store, the firm name being Heineman & White. This is one of the neatest stores in the city and a large stock of goods is carried. Mr. White was married in 1891 to Miss Ina C. Moore, of Toledo, Ohio. He and wife are members of the Christian Church, and he is a Knight Templar in the Masonic order. He is a self-made young man and deserves much credit for his enterprise.


The Huron Daily Huronite, South Dakota
November 12, 1892, pg. 3

A farmer named Casterlins, living northeast of Miller, S. D., lost a barn by fire and seven horses and other valuables. The fire was caused by a spark from his pipe. There was no insurance.


The Huron Daily Huronite, South Dakota
August 16, 1895, pg. 4

Deputy Sheriff Noyes Appleman was in Hitchcock Thursday attending the examination before Justice Van Vorhies, of J. R. Casterline and Wm Jennings, arrested on charge of stealing horses from Fred and William Palmer and F. S. Baird. The evidence was not regarded sufficient to warrant the justice in holding the accused till the next term of court and they were discharged.


The Huron Daily Huronite, South Dakota
September 12, 1895, pg. 2

Weakened at the Last Moment
MILLER, S.D., Sept. 11. - About 15 of the mob who undertook to lynch J. W. Casterline, a prominient stockman, northeast of here a few nights ago, have been taken to St. Lawrence for a hearing. Casterline, who is accused of horse stealing, says he would certainly have been lynched had not the mob weakened at the last moment.


Janesville Daily Gazette, Janesville, Rock Co, Wisconsin
May 24, 1898

North Johnstown
North Johnstown, May 24-Ellsworth Rice, of Winnifred, Dakota, has been spending several days at the home of his uncle, Thomas Rice.

Dr. Ray Rice will go to Palmyra this week to take the place of his brother, Dr. Clayton Rice, who has enlisted and gone south.


Janesville Daily Gazette, Janesville, Wisconsin
September 20, 1898, pg. 2

North Johnstown
North Johnstown, Sept. 20-Dr. Clayton Rice, who is home from Jacksonville on a furlough, and his brother, Frank, visited at the home of their brother, D. F.A. Rice, at Delavan Thursday.


Janesville Daily Gazette
November 11, 1898, pg. 2

North Johnstown
North Johnstown, Nov. 8-The house on the estate of the late James Wheeler was burned Tuesday night of last week. The flames were seen by persons living two miles distant at one o'clock. Jefferson Wheeler's family moved out of the house Saturday and there had been no fire in the building from that time. The origin of the fire is a mystery. There was no insurance.


Janesville Daily Gazette
October 9, 1900, pg. 2

North Johnstown
North Johnstown, Oct. 9-Thomas Rice is sick and confined to his bed at the home of his son, Dr. F. A. Rice, in Delavan.

Delbert Rice and wife were with their father, Thomas Rice, at Delavan Saturday and Sunday.


Janesville Daily Gazette
December 5, 1900, pg. 2

North Johnstown
North Johnstown, Dec. 5-Thomas Rice returned from his Delavan trip Tuesday, improved in health.

Thomas Rice and Frank Rice's families were entertained at Delbert Rice's on Thanksgiving day.


Janesville Daily Gazette
April 3, 1901, pg. 7

North Johnstown
North Johnstown, April 2-The many friends here of Dr. Fern Rice will regret to learn that he is seriously ill at his home in Delavan.

Thomas Rice and his two sons, Delbert and Frank, were called to Delavan Thursday night on account of the dangerous illness of Dr. F. A. Rice. The sons returned Sunday but the father will remain some time. They report the doctor a little better.


Janesville Daily Gazette
October 2, 1901, pg. 6

North Johnstown
North Johnstown, Oct. 1-Thomas Rice went to Delavan Wednesday enroute to Buffalo and other points in the east. His son, Dr. Ray Rice of Delavan accompanied him.


Janesville Daily Gazette
January 11, 1902, pg. 5

Six Corners
Dr. Clayton Rice and bride of Palmyra spent the first days of the new year at the home of his brother, C. A. Rice.


Carroll Herald
January 22, 1902, pg. 6

Earl Van Valkenburg and Miss Madge Dunham of Doon were married last evening. The groom is baggageman on the Doon branch of the Omaha railroad.


Janesville Daily Gazette
July 19, 1903, pg. 3

North Johnstown
North Johnstown, May 19-Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Rice spent Sunday with relatives in Janesville.

Dr. Clayton Rice is at the home of his father T. E. Rice.


Janesville Daily Gazette
July 29, 1903, pg. 3

North Johnstown
Thomas Rice and grandsons Clair and Merle spent Sunday at the home of Delbert Rice in Harmony.


Sandusky Star, Sandusky, Ohio
July 14, 1904, pg. 4

Albert Van Camp, near Tiffin has developed a frightful case of lockjaw as the result of having the contents of a blank revolver cartridge blown into his hand on the Fourth.


Janesville Daily Gazette
November 1, 1905, pg. 6


But It Was Not the MaMohina's Fault
He Fell From Loft of Barn to Basement

Johnstown, Oct. 30-Frank Rice met with an accident Wednesday, October 25 while shredding corn at his home. He fell from the loft of the barn to the basement and broke his leg. His brother Dr. R. H. Rice of Delavan was called and he is resting quite comfortably today.


The Spirit Lake Beacon, Dickinson Co, Iowa
May 17, 1907

Tuesday evening Mrs. Jude Hatch passed to the better land at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Theo. Strathman. She had been poorly for some months of heart trouble. Funeral services will be held Saturday.


Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska
December 10, 1907, pg 1

Not long ago there were assault cases and assault cases daily, and now after a lull of a few days another one bubs up from the Pickrell neighborhood in which two "prominent" farmers are involved.

Jacob Meyer yesterday appeared before his honor, Judge Spafford, and swore out a complaint for the arrest of his brother-in-law, David Nehr, charging him with assault with intent to commit murder. Mr. Nehr, learning that Sheriff Trude had a warrant for his arrest, came to town and gave himself up yesterday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty before Judge Spafford, and by agreement between his attorney, Judge Hazlett, and County Attorney Terry the case was set for hearing December 17 at 9 o'clock. He was released until that time upon his on recognizance.

From reports of the affair Nehr and Meyer have not been on the best of terms of late. Mr. Meyer alleges that Nehr and his hired man visited his place Friday morning where the h.m. assaulted him without provocation. During the trouble Mrs. Meyer appeared on the scene when Nehr struck her in the face. Meyer went to the assistance of his wife, and in trying to land a right to Nehr's jaw for a knockout, he missed, and Nehr struck him in the head several times with a pitchfork handle, putting him down and out. When Meyer appeared in County Attorney Terry's office he showed that he had been badly beaten. Several ugly gashes had been inflicted in his forehead, and his head and neck were cut and bruised.


The Spirit Lake Beacon, Iowa
February 28, 1908

Monday the 17th, occurred the death of Jennie Hatch, aged 15 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Hatch. Jennie was a bright girl, the joy of her parents and a favorite with her school friends, and her death comes as a cruel blow. She leaves a father, mother, one brother and four sisters to morn her early demise. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. A. Richards, and burial was in Silver Lake cemetery.


Atlantic Evening News
June 20, 1908, pg. 1

Miss Orpha LuVerne Brown, formerly of Cumberland, and Wesley Blackmore of Horton, Kans., were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents in Creston, last week.


The Spirit Lake Beacon
September 7, 1911, pg. 6

Mrs. Theodore Strathman returned Thursday from attending the funeral of her neice Miss Lola Jones at Cherokee.


Janesville Daily Gazette
May 13, 1912, pg. 2

Mrs. Rozella W. Powers

Mrs. Rozella W. Powers died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. V. G. Riggs, in Lima township. She is survived by her husband, three daughters; Mrs. V. G. Riggs, Mrs. Anna A Burnett, Mrs. Eva E. Miller; two sons, W. W. and A. J. Powers; one brother, one half-brother and three half-sisters. Funeral services will be held at ten o'clock Tuesday morning from the home of Mrs. Anna Burnett in the town of Fulton. The Rev. J. C. Huezn will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.


Janesville Daily Gazette
April 26, 1913, pg. 8

Willis Wheeler of Antigo and aunt Mrs. Melissa Rice were Wednesday guests at Wallace Wheeler's.


Evening Independent, Massillon, Ohio
January 21, 1914, pg. 5

Brewster, Jan. 21, - R. B. Gage, a machinist of the W. & L. E. shops, while working on a sand train, accidentally sustained an injury to his right hand.


Evening Independent, Massillon, Ohio
January 21, 1914, pg. 5

Brewster, Jan 21. - Mrs. Stanley Gage, of Centerton, visited her son, R. B. Gage, Sunday and Monday.


The Alumni Quarterly of the University of Illinois
Volume 9, Issue 1, pg. 59

Born to Edith Irene Hatch (Allen) and Paschal Allen, '05, on July 8, 1914, a son, Franklin Hatch Allen. "Franklin is not only a son but a grandson of Illinois," writes Mrs. Allen, "his grandparents being Ralph Allen, '76, Ada Eaton (Allen), ex-'78, Frank Waite Hatch, '80, and Agnes Kimball Hatch, ex-'80." [Sir Franklin Hatch with such a distinguished lineage to look back to starts in life with considerable responsibility. The Alumni Quarterly has its eye on this youngster.] Letters for Mr. and Mrs. Allen and for Frank should be sent to Green Valley, Ill.


Janesville Daily Gazette
April 9, 1914, pg. 5

Joseph Powers, age 86, passed away at three o'clock this morning from his residence on Mole avenue. Funeral announcement will be made later.


Janesville Daily Gazette
April 9, 1914, pg. 5

The funeral for Joseph Powers will be held Saturday morning at ten-thirty from the home at eleven o'clock from the chapel in Oak Hill cemetery. Interment will be made at Oak Hill cemetery. Rev. Hazen will officiate.


Janesville Daily Gazette
May 12, 1914, pg. 10

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Walker and family have the deepest of sympathy in their hour of sorrow, having received the sad news Sunday that their daughter, Mrs. Frank Rice of Riverside, California, passed away Saturday evening, May 9th. The remains will be brought back here for burial.


Janesville Daily Gazette
November 25, 1914, pg. 11

In Circuit Court for Rock County

August Lutz, Plaintiff vs.
Orra J. Powers, Lucy A. Powers and Johanna Sulhof, Defendants.
Notice is hereby given that under and by virtue and in pursuance of a judgement of foreclosure and sale in the above entitled matter, the undersigned, Sheriff of Rock County, Wisconsin, will offer for sale and sell at public auction, vendue and sale, at the west basement entrance door to the court House, in the City of Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, on the 8th day of January, 1915, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of said day, the mortgaged premises, by said Judgment ordered and directed to be sold and described as follows;
[legal description]
Dated, Janesville, Wisconsin, November 24th, 1914, By the Court, Charles L Fifeld, County Judge. E. D. McGowan, Attorney for Administrator.


Janesville Daily Gazette
March 16, 1915, pg. 10

Fred Burnett was arraigned in the municipal court yesterday afternoon on a warrant charging him with using abusive and obscene language to his mother, Mrs. Anna Burnett, at her home in the town of Fulton. The complaint was signed by Bert E. Hanks.

Attorney E. H. Ryan appeared for Burnette and asked that the case be adjourned until March 17th without a plea being entered. The motion was granted and no bail was required.


Janesville Daily Gazette
Monday, April 10, 1916, pg. 1


Tragic End of Two Young Persons Who Were
Universally Known and Admired Causes Deep Sorrow Miss Elsie J. Fathers, only daughter of Mayor and Mrs. James A. Fathers, and her fiance, Charles Carr, son of Mrs. Fidelia Carr, were instantly killed exactly at five o'clock Sunday afternoon when an outgoing interurban car struck their automobile at McKey Boulevard and James place, in Spring Brook.

When the heavy trolley car brought to a jarring stop its length and a half from where the automobile was struck, the automobile was a twisted wreck of iron and steel and the woodwork a mass of kindling wood. Beneath the automobile was the body of Miss Fathers. Carr was under the interurban car. It was necessary to jack this from the tracks to free his body.

Crushed Beyond Recognition.

The victims were unrecognizable. A small crowd soon gathered and it was remarked that the automobile looked like that of Mayor Fathers. the police had been called and a telephone message to the city hall station and a consultation of the state automobile license book established the fact that it was Mr. Fathers' car. A scrap of paper with his name on it identified Charles Carr. From these facts and then the fact that Miss Fathers and Mr. Carr had been sweethearts for the past eight years, it was established that the mayor's daughter was Carr's companion.

When the interurban car was brought to a stop, a little over one hundred feet from where it struck the automobile, the body of Miss Fathers was beneath the automobile. Carr's body was wrapped about a low guard plank on the forward part of the front truck of the trolley car. Portions of their clothing and remnants of cushions were hastily collected to cover the bodies.

County Coroner Frank Ryan was out of the city, and until this was learned nothing was done. After a delay of almost three-quarters of an hour, orders were given to remove the bodies. Jacks were procured and the car bolstered from the tracks high enough to permit the extraction of Carr's body from about the guard plank of the trucks.

Six Witness to Tragedy.

At least six persons were witnesses to the accident. Five of these from their own statements absolve Motorman Messerknecht of Rockford from all blame. These five agree on the following:
Miss Fathers and Carr drove south on McKey boulevard towards the Calorie plant. At James Place they turned west and stopped and then backed up, apparently about to turn around, stopped (two of the witnesses here say Carr looked around and saw the approching car), and then, after stopping, began to back up again until the automobile was directly across the rails.

The interurban car struck the automobile.  I screamed as I saw them come together but I could see no more with the cloud of dust and dirt thrown up  was the statement of one witness.

The automobile was rolled one hundred and five feet by the interurban car. This was the distance Motorman Messerknecht required to stop after he had jammed on his emergency breaks when he saw the collision inevitable.

His statement a few minutes after the accident was;  I saw the automobile ahead of my car just after I had crossed the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway tracks at the Hough Shade company's plant. The driver turned into the side street (James Place), stopped and began to back. When I saw this I pulled my whistle cord and decreased the speed of my car. I was then traveling between ten and twelve miles an hour. The driver of the automobile looked around before he stopped and I thought he intended remaining in his position until I had passed. Instead he began to back up. At that time we were less than a hundred feet away. He was full upon the tracks when we struck him. I threw on my emergency brakes and stopped in as short a distance as was possible. 

All Agree on Facts

Miss Florence White, a daughter of William L. White, a borarding house keeper at 411 James Place, and Florence Landsyork, 429 James Place, were playing with rabbits in the yard of the White residence and saw the accident. Lavina and Sarah Landsyork, sisters of Florence, were crossing the field at the south end of the canning factory. They also saw it, as did B. C. Ter Maath of 309 Elliot street, manager of the Keystone Cement Construction company, and E. W. Oute of 424 Elliot street. Mr. Ter Maath was on the east side of the track near the canning factory, while Mr. Oute was on the west side.

The witnesses agree that Motorman Messerknecht signaled a warning with a blast of his whistle. They further agree with the motorman in almost every particular with his statement of facts as he remembers them.

Of particular interest is the statement by the motorman and its sub(illegilbe) by the witnesses that the interurban car was not traveling at the speed ordinary to this stretch of road between the crossing of the Milwaukee railroad tracks at the Hough Shade plant and the Caloric plant a quarter of a mile away.

Nolan Gets Statements

Thos. S. Nolan, attorney for the Rockford & Interurban company hurried to the scene upon learning of the accident. He talked with Motorman Messerkenecht and Conductor Kensitger and the witnesses and secured statements from them. Conductor Kensiger paced off the distance along the boulevard from the marks in the dirt? showing where the car was first struck to the front end of the interurban. This was thirty-five steps and measuring three feet to each step was one hundred and five feet.

After the removal of the bodies at six o'clock, Mr. Nolan, Chief Chamrich and the conductor and the several witnesses compared facts and established the theory that Carr, after driving a few feet west onto James Place, after leaving McKey boulevard, backed again on the boulevard, saw the car coming and stopped. After stopping it was brought out that Carr looked towards the car and figured he could cross the tracks and head toward town with his machine, he acted on the impluse with its disastrous results.

The automobile was first struck just back of the right front wheel. Miss Fathers sat directly in the path of this force. For a short distance the automobile slid along the ground, but the left hind wheel broke, permitting the light car to go over on its side, and from that moment on the automobile rolled onward like a log.

Body Under Automobile

Miss Fathers must have been first thrown from her seat and then caught and crushed by the car as it slid and rolled. Her body was beneath the wrecked automobile when the torn wreckage was lifted.

Carr, it is thought, was first pinned in his seat by the stearing wheel and apparatus, and on the first upsetting of the sutomobile was wrenched out only to be picked up and crushed by the guard plank on the interurban car truck.

The automobile was crushed nearly flat. The sides were caved in and bent and all apparatus was torn loose. Portions of the machine were strewn along the roadway.

News of the accident spread like wildfire over the city. The first report was that two men were instantly killed when their automobile was struck by an interurban car near the Caloric factory, in Spring Brook. Who the victims were was at first unknown.

Croud Gathers Quickly

Automobile parties and pedestrians enjoying a resplendant afternoon of spring rushed to the scene in hundreds. From nowhere, seemingly, they gathered instantaneously, foring a morbid, curious crowd with God fear on their faces. A bright and sunny spring afternoon of pleasure and enjoyment closed with sickening and remorse from the scenes they witnessed.

For but a few minutes less than an hour the two mangled and crushed bodies lay in the open awaiting the arrival of the proper authorities. Wild eyed and fearful, grownups and children passed back and forth with sickened boldness.

August Messerknecht, Rockford, was the motorman on the interurban car. E. A. Kensinger of Beloit was his conductor. A number of Janesville residents were passengers. The car left here for Beloit at five o'clock.

No Inquest To Be Ordered As To Blame For Accident

After a conference with Mayor James A. Fathers, this morning, District Attorney Stanley Dunwiddie announced that he would not call a coronor's jury to investigate the accident which caused the death of Miss Fathers and Charles Carr late Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Carr, whose son also met death, was also adverse to an inquest being held.


Janesville Daily Gazette
April 10, 1916, pg. 5




Services at Methodist Episcopal Church -
Rev. Brigham and Rev. Willimann Will Conduct the Funeral

Over a bright and happy future Providence yesterday beckoned with its hand of death, summoning eternally two young people in the most lamentable and tragic accident of Janesville in years, just at that time when their outlook was happiest. Elsie Jane Fathers and Charles Fern Carr had been sweethearts for years, their first acquaintance being made while schoolmates together. Since that time they have been constant companions. They were betrothed and the wedding date, within a few short monts, had been decided upon. But the grim hand of the reaper intervened and together they went to meet their Maker.

Arrangements for the funeral were completed by the bereaved parents of Miss Fathers and by the widowed mother of Mr. Carr this morning. Side by side they will be buried in a double grave in Oak Hill cemetery. In death, as in their companionship during life, they will be together.

The funerals will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Cargill Methodist Episcopal church. The pastor, the Rev. Francis H. Brigham and the Rev. Henry Willmann of Trinity Episcopal church, will conduct the services and deliver the funeral orations. Members of Odd Fellow lodges, of which Mr. Carr was a member, will conduct the last rites over his body at the grave.

It is expected that the double funeral will be the largest in the city in many years. Both were prominent socially and numbered their friends and acquaintances by the scores.

Today at the Fathers home at 725 South Main street and at the home of Mrs. Carr, 820 Milwaukee avenue, the shock of the accident still keeps the parents and the mother in a state verging on collapse. News of the tragedy comes as such a shock that it will be long before they or the city will forget.

Miss Fathers and Mr. carr had attended the funeral of Miss Elizabeth Harris yesterday afternoon. With them was Mrs. Fathers. After the services she alighted at her home, thus miraculously escaping the fate of the young people, who went for a short pleasure ride.

Mr. Fathers and Mrs. Carr, previous to the Harris funeral, had been at the Grand hotel, where the former had an engagement with a traveling man. Mr. Carr left and it was here that the father heard the news over the telephone that his daughter had been in a terrible accident. Rushed to the scene, he collapsed when the realization came. His emotions beggar description.

Elsie Jane Fathers

Elsie Jane Fathers was beloved and esteemed as a friend by hundreds of acquaintances in Janesville. She was known on every hand through her pleasing, agreeable and bright disposition and by those characteristics which manke friends and hold them through life.

Today her many acquaintances grieve over her death and offer their prayers of sympathy and condolence for her grief-frantic parents. Seldom has the death of one of Janesville's daughters cast such gloom over the city. On every hand today were heard kind words of her.

Miss Fathers had always made her home in Janesville and had she lived until June 11, would have been thirty-two years of age. She was born here in 1884.

Her entire education was secured in the schools of Janesville. She was graduated from the Janesville high school, finishing with the class of 1902. After completing her schooling she began work with her father, James A. Fathers, who was then treasurer of the city of Janesville. She assisted him during all his terms of office. During her father's present duties as mayor as well, she served as his private secretary and with untiring effort proved herself all that her parents looked forward for her to be.

While Miss Fathers made many close friends during her schoold days, her circle of acquaintances was greatly enlarged during her work in the city treasury department. She came in contact with practically every taxpayer of the city and once met, her over pleasing disposition and charming manner were never forgotten.

Miss Fathers was a member of Trinity Episcopal church. She was a frequent worshiper and always took an active interest in the church activities. From her intimacy with her church she moulded for herself a beautiful Christian character and found favor and respect through her devotion to causes of righteousness.

She is mourned by her parents and by one brother, John T. Fathers, who resides at 1114 Wall street in this city. A sister, Rose May Fathers, died June 27, 1882.

Charles Fern Carr

Charles Fern Carr was almost as well known in Janesville as his fiancee, Miss Fathers. He, too, was prominent among the young men of the city, having lived here for slightly over twenty-five years.

He was the only child of his widowed mother, Mrs. Fidilia Carr, who lives at 829 Milwaukee avenue. His father passed away five years ago. He was two years Miss Fathers' senior, being aged thirty-five. He was born January 30, 1880, at Grand Meadow, Minnesota, and came to Janesville with his parents when seven years of age.

He also received his education in the schools of the city and completed several years at the high school, although he did not graduate.

Mr. Carr had engaged in various occupations and at one time was a passenger train brakeman on the Mineral Point division of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway. He was active in local Odd Fellow circles, being a member of Janesville City Subordinate Lodge, No. 90; Rock River Encampment, No. 3 and of Janesville Canton, No. 9. F. M. The respective lodges of which he was a member will meet this evening to arrange for representative delegations to attend the funeral on Tuesday afternoon.

All Morn

The black shroud of mourning clothed the city hall this morning.

There was a respectful silence in every department within the building. Male employes exhibited their grief with drawn faces and with unbashed tears. The two girls employed in the offices were broken by the crushing tragedy.

The office of Mayor James A. Fathers was locked. In the office of the water department the deak that had been occupied by Miss Fathers was mockingly emply and the chair drawn under the table. The flag hung at half-mast over the city hall and fire stations.

The tragedy was not a subject of conversation. No one talked, or even whispered. The one thought in the minds of all, was of grief and lamentation over the fate of the two victims of the terrible accident and the sorrow of the relatives.

No one remembered of ever seeing or hearing Miss Fathers say, or do, an ungracious act. She was in authority on accounts of the city. She was familiar with every department of the city government and a more skilled and accurate employe could not be found. Never did she slight or make light of her duties.

The respect and love that the city workmen held for her could be demonstrated no better than by the pall of silence that hovered over the city hall today. She never had other than a kind word for anyone.


Janesville Daily Gazette
May 23, 1916, pg. 5


The death of Mrs. Eva Evaline Miller occurred at 11 o'clock last night at the family home at 1421 Mole avenue, following an illness of one week with pneumonia. Mrs. Miller for the past five years had made her home in Janesville and throughout her life had always resided in this vicinity.

The funeral will be held at one o'clock Thursday afternoon and half an hour later at the Oak Hill cemetery chapel, the Rev. Francis H. Brigham of the Cargill Memorial Methodist Episcopal church officiating.

Eva Evaline Powers would have been sixty-one years of age the tenth of the coming September had she lived. She was born in the town of Union in 1855. Twenty-five years ago at Shopiere she was united in marriage to Charles Miller. She is survived by four children by a former husband. Mrs. Maude Cain and Roy Sprague of Plattonburg, Mo., and by Roy Sprague, who resides in Oklahoma. Two children of the second marriage surviving are, Mrs. Gertrude Johnston and Anna Miller, both of Janesville.


Logansport Pharos Reporter, Logansport, Indiana
September 20, 1916, pg. 1

Well Known Local Man Meets Untimely Death - Was Married Only Month Ago to Miss Fay Curtis

Today while she was in the midst of preparations for getting ready to go to Needles, Cal., to join her husband, Harry A Osborne, the wife received a message stating that he had been killed in a train accident at near Kingman, Arizona.

The message was quite brief and only contained the sad news that death had taken place.

Deceased was a fireman on the Santa Fe railroad and it is supposed the tragedy occurred while in the performance of his duties. The victim formerly resided in this city and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Osborne, the former resided in this city and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Osborne, the former a well known Panhandle conductor. Among his friends he was known by the nickname of "Mickey".

He was 37 years of age and a member of the local Elks' lodge.

Some time ago he went west and accepted a job in the Santa Fe. In August he returned to his home here and on August 22 at Delphi he was married to Miss Fay Curtis of this city, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Curtis, 200 Montgomery street. The couple planned to spend a long honeymoon here but the husband was unexpectedly called back to his work. He left for Needles about two weeks ago and the wife, who is now made a widow, was to have joined him there in a short time.

The parents of deceased are now in Salida, Colorado on a pleasure trip. It is likely the body will be brought back here for burial.


Lima Times Democrat, Lima, Ohio
October 31, 1916, pg. 2

Fostoria Ohio, Oct. 31 - John Chaplin of McCutchenville, suffered concussion of the brain and Thomas Clady, Charles Van Camp, Oswald Kirachner and Ralph Smith, all of Tiffin, were injured yesterday when an interurban car crashed into Chaplin's auto.


Janesville Daily Gazette
April 25, 1917, pg. 3

Drs. F. A. and R. H. Rice and their wives drove to Milton Junction last Sunday to the home of their brother, Adelbert Rice where their brother, Frank and bride had just arrived the past week. Frank Rice has been a resident of California and was recently married to a lady of Grand Rapids, Wisconsin.


The Lake Park News, Dickinson Co, Iowa
July 5, 1917, pg. 5

Mrs. Benson, mother of Leon, and a sister of Mrs. Theo. Strathman and C. F. Hatch, came from Washington Tuesday evening. She was accompanied by her sisters, Mrs. Bennett of Lakeside, Washington and Mrs. Wm. Towe, of Lisbon, North Dakota. Mrs. Towe has been dangerously ill for some time and it was thought that the trip would be beneficial.


The Lake Park News, Iowa
July 191, 1917, pg. 6

Mrs. Bennett and Mrs. Benson, of Washington State, who are visiting here, went to Ackley, Iowa, Wednesday morning to visit their brother, Clarence Hatch, and family. They use to be residents of that locality when they were girls but it has been twenty years since they were there. They surely will see many changes in the town and country. We know whereof we speak, as we use to be well acquainted with the ladies in their girlhood days. They will find only a few of the old friends there now, but those will be glad to meet them once again. They will return here for a longer visit before going to their western home.


The Spirit Lake Beacon
November 8, 1917

The remains of Mrs. Wm. Tow, were shipped here from Lisbon, North Dakota, on Monday for burial. Mr. Tow and his daughter, Miss Faye Jones, accompanying the body, which was taken to the home of Mrs. Tow's sister, Mrs. Theo. Strathman, where funeral services were conducted on Wednesday. Mrs. Tow formerly resided here and was well known. She had been in poor health for some time and visited here a short time ago.


The Lake Park News
November 8, 1917, pg. 5

The remains of Mrs. Wm. Tow, who died near Lisbon, North Dakota, Sunday morning, November 5, 1917, were brought here for burial (illegible) Monday evening. Deceased had been in poor health for more than a year, a number of times being near death's door, but her death was very sudden at the end, as relatives here received a letter Sunday stating that she was feeling quite well, and then a dispatch Monday morning announcing her death.

Deceased was a sister of Mrs. Theo. Strathman and Mr. C. F. Hatch of Lake Park, in 1865, came to Iowa with her parents in 1872, was married to J. J. Jones at Ackley, Iowa, in 1881. To this union four children were born. She was united in marriage to Wm. Tow in 1909.

The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Strathman, Rev. Thos. Batho of the M. E. church officiating, and burial was made in Silver Lake cemetery. Those present from abroad to attend the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hatch of Ackley, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hatch of Harris; Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hone of Sioux City; Lucia Tow of Graettinger and J. L. Jones of Jewell, Iowa, Miss Fay Jones, Fargo, N.D. Her husband accompanied the remains to Lake Park.


The Lake Park News
March 14, 1918, pg. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hatch, of Harris, visited at the home of his brother, Charles, in Lake Park a few days the first of the week, going to Spirit Lake Wednesday morning for a visit before going to their new home in South Dakota.


The Lake Park News
April 11, 1918, pg. 7

Wallace Hatch, who enlisted last week, is now at Kansas City, but does not know how long he is to remain there nor where he will be sent.


Janesville Daily Gazette
October 3, 1918, pg. 8

Delavan, Oct. 2-The community was greatly shocked when they heard of the death of Dr. Ray Rice, one of the city's most prominent physicians this morning. Dr. Rice had charge of the Rice Sanitarium for the past ten or twelve years and will be greatly missed by the community.

Dr. Rice had been ill only one week with Spanish influenza which turned to pneumonia. He leaves a wife and one son, Howard and four brothers, Dr. Fern Rice of this city, Dr. Clayton Rice of Whitewater, Dr. Frank Rice of Iowa and Albert Rice of North Johnstown to morn his loss.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon. Final arrangements have not been made.


The Lake Park News
November 21, 1918, pg. 4

Word was received here Saturday that brought sadness to many. At 2:30 Saturday afternoon Mrs. Bennett, a sister of Mrs. Theo. Strathman and Mr. C. F. Hatch of Lake Park, died at Fullerton, California of dropsy. She had been ill for some time and had been advised by her physician to go from her home in the northern part of state of Washington to the home of her sister at Fullerton in the hope that the lower altitude and milder climate might benefit her, but it was not to be.

For a number of years Mrs. Bennett lived near Lake Park, close to the south end of the Silver Lake, on what was known as Bennett's ranch and made many friends who sorrow at her death. Of late she has been living in the state of Washington. She was buried at Fullerton. None of the relatives from here were able to attend.

Long years ago, at Ackley, Iowa, when the deceased was a girl she was a member of the Sunday School class the editor of the News used to teach, and he has always felt a kindly interest in her through all the years.


The Journal-Telephone, Milton Junction, Wisconsin
Thursday, Apr. 24, 1919

Henry R. Osborn was born in Girard, Pa., March 29, 1840, and died at his home in Milton, Wis., the result of an accident, April 17, 1919, at the age of 79 years and 19 days. At the age of four years he came to Oconomowoc, Wis., with his parents. When twelve years old he moved with his parents to the farm in Harmony, now occupied by C. A. Rice.

On September 22, 1862, he enlisted in the 22nd Reg. Wis. Vol. and remained in the service to the close of the war. He was a prisoner for fifteen days, confined in Libby prison. He suffered all the privations and hardships of army life, and at one time was nigh unto death from typhoid pneumonia.

In the year 1866, October 23, he was united in marriage to Orie A. Wheeler, who survives him. One son was born to them, Glen Eugene Osborn, of Riverside, Calif., who with his wife and two grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends, are left to mourn his loss.

He followed the occupation of farming until fifteen years ago when they moved to their home in Milton.

He was baptised and joined the Free Baptist church of North Johnstown a number of years ago, but for several years he has not been a member of any church. He was possessed of a jovial disposition, was a good husband and father, a kind neighbor, a true friend, and was honored and respected by all who knew him.

The American people respect and honor the G. A. R. of which he was a faithful member - so in ancient Rome, centuries ago, great honors were bestowed on the Praetorian Guard, established by Augustus, the 1st Roman Emperor, and maintained by successive Emperors for 300 years, but the Praetorian Guard long since passed away and its glory hath departed - so the G. A. R. of the Republic is rapidly being mustered out and we will trust that the soul of our honorable, kindly friend and comrade has joined the Grand Army of the redeemed. So his friends, his comrades, came to drop the tear of sorrow on his bier.

Funeral services were held at the home at 2:30 p.m. Monday and at the Congregational church at 3 o'clock. The casket was covered with beautiful flowers, tokens of love and respect from his many friends and relatives.


Beatrice Daily Sun
November 12, 1919, pg. 2

James E. Brown died at Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 10, at the age of 74 years, two months and one day. He had resided in Gage county on a farm for a number of years, moving to Lincoln in 1884. In 1901 he moved with his wife and two daughters to Beatrice where he had since resided. He had been in failing health for the past year and a half, gradually growing weaker until beyond human aid.

He was a kind and devoted husband and a loving father and a very devoted Christian, uniting with the Congregational church in years past. He was an old soldjer serving three years in the civil war, enlisting at the age of 18.

He leaves to mourn his loss a loving wife, one brother, one sister and three daughters, namely: Mrs. Dora Neher of Pickrell, Nebr.; Mrs. Nettie Meyers, of Holmesville, Nebr.; Mrs. Ida B. Ozman, of Pickrell, Neb.; A brother, L.H. Brown of Creston, Ia., and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Weber of Riddott, Ill.

The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Congregational cemetery.


The Lake Park News
November 13, 1919, pg. 3

Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Hatch announce the marriage of their daughter Bessie to William Lee, the event having taken place yesterday, November 12th. We trust that all the good wishes heretofore extended to the bride may come to pass.


The Lake Park News
November 25, 1920, pg. 4

Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lee, at Pendleton, Oregon, November 16th, a daughter. Mrs. Lee is very kindly remembered here as Miss Bessie Hatch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Hatch, and the best wish that can be extended is that the little Miss may grow up to be as good a woman as her mother.


Janesville Daily Gazette
January 7, 1922, pg. 8

Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Rice, Delavan; Frank Rice, Wisconsin Rapids; Dr. A. C. Rice, Whitewater, and their sons, and the sons of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Rice, Grant, Ivan and Roland, and families, ate their New Year's dinner Monday at the Milton home.


Sandusky Star Journal
June 16, 1922, pg. 6

Lloyd A Warner, 24, clerk, Centerton, and Lucille Niver, 20, teacher, Centerton.


Janesville Daily Gazette
July 15, 1922, pg. 5

Mrs. Florence Dickenson Wheeler

Milton-Mrs. Florence Dickerson Wheeler 61, died at her home at 4 a.m. Saturday following an illness of several months. Her three sons, Howard, Kansas City, Mo., Willis, Antigo, and Otis, this city besides other relatives were with her when death came.

She is survived by her husband; three sons; six grandchildren; three brothers; one sister, Mrs. Edith Gray, Milton; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the home and at 2:30 at the Congregational church.


Janesville Daily Gazette
July 17, 1922, pg. 2

Whitewater - The funeral services of Mrs. Frank Wheeler of Milton were held Monday afternoon at her home. Several friends and relatives from Whitewater attended. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wheeler lived on their farm west of town several years ago, and have many friends in Whitewater.


Janesville Daily Gazette
July 27, 1922, pg. 5

Our grateful thanks are extended to all our friends who so kindly assisted us during the illness and burial of our loved one. For the beautiful floral tributes, to the singers who furnished the music, for the use of automobiles, and to all others who in any way assisted.


The Lake Park News
December 18, 1922

The remains of William Tow who passed away at the Mercy Hospital at Fort Dodge last Saturday, was brought to Lake Park Tuesday for burial. For a number of years he resided in Lake Park and is well known by many here. He was a brother-in-law of Chas. Hatch and Mrs. Theo. Strathman and the funeral services were held at the Strathman home, Rev. Cuthbert of the M. E. Church officiating. Burial was made in Silver Lake Cemetery.

William Towe was born in Benton county, Iowa February 2nd 1884 and departed this life December 23, 1922 at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Fort Dodge, Iowa. A hard fight was put up for his life but he at last succumbed to the disease jaundice. He was married about two years ago, his wife being unable to be present owing to her weakened condition having given of her blood in a transfusion, to try and save his life. She with two brothers Lucius and Enos and other near friends mourn his going. He was baptized in the Lutheran church when a child. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved and we commend them to the Heavenly Father's gracious mercy and loving care.


The Spirit Lake Beacon
March 27, 1924, pg. 6

Cecil Lynn Clark and Miss Louise Belle Hatch both of Lake Park were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage on Wednesday, March 26th, Rev. J. H. Edge officiating with the ring ceremony. The couple were accompanied by the brides sister and husband.


The Spirit Lake Beacon
April 3, 1924, pg. 13

The marriage of Miss Louise Belle Hatch to Mr. Cecil Lynn Clark took place last Wednesday at the M. E. Parsonage at Spirit Lake. Rev. J.H. Edge officiating. Both these young people are well and favorably known here. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hatch of this place and has grown to womanhood here and is a graduate of our public school and is bright and accomplished young lady. She has been employed for some time in the Western Electric Telephone office. The groom is a young farmer of Excelsior township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Clark is of sterling worth and an industrious farmer. After April. 15th they will go to haousekeeping on his fathers farm some four miles south of Lake Park. The best wishes of their many friends are extended for a long and happy weeded life.

Mrs. Clark was given a post nuptial shower on Tuesday evening at the M.E. church basement by her many friends who presented her with many costly and useful gifts.


The Lake Park News
May 28, 1925, pg. 5

Word was received here the first of the week by Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hatch, of the marriage of their son Wallace to Miss Alice Kirby on Saturday, May 23rd. Mr. and Mrs. Hatch were married in their own home at 4542 Laramore street, which Mr. Hatch had already furnished for his bride, only a few personal friends being present. Mr. Hatch has many friends here who wish him every success and happiness.


Sandusky Star Journal
July 9, 1926, pg 15

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Gage of Norwalk, spent the week-end and Fourth with Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Miller.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gage of Chicago, spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. D. Niver and family.


Sandusky Register, Sandusky, Ohio
September 30, 1926, pg. 1

Beverly Van Camp

Beverly Gene, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Van Camp, died at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday evening at the family residence at Castalia after a short illness. She was aged one year, two months and four days.

Surviving her besides her parents are two sisters, Betty and Lois; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Van Camp of Tiffin, and Murt E. Grant of Fremont, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the residence at 10 o'clock Friday morning, the Rev. S. C. Dickinson officiating. Interment will be made in Kansas cemetery at Kansas, Ohio.


The Lake Park News
December 15, 1927, pg. 2

Word was received here Tuesday by Mr. C. F. Hatch, that his brother Mr. Elmer Hatch had passed away at his home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, that morning. Mr. Hatch has been in very poor health for the past two years and the last year had been almost helpness[sic]. Funeral services will be held at Ocheyedan, Iowa, on Friday afternoon of this week. Mr. Hatch was also a brother of Mrs. Theo. Strathman, of Lake Park, who had been with him assisting in the care for the past few months. Their friends here extend their sympathy at this time.


The Lake Park News
December 22, 1927,pg. 8

Clarence Hatch of Ackley, Iowa, visited at the home of his brother C. F. Hatch a few days the past week. Mr. Hatch was called here by the death of his brother Elmer. George Hatch, of Chelan, Washington, brother of Mr. C. F. Hatch, arrived in Lake Park last Sunday. Mr. Hatch was called here by the death of a brother but owing to late trains, did not arrive until after the funeral. Mr. Hatch left here 32 years ago and has never been back since. He will visit relatives here and at Ackley and Sioux Falls before returning home.


Davenport Democrat And Leader
March 24, 1929, pg 18

Iowa City, Ia., March 23 - A University of Iowa graduate, Lewis H. Brown, has been elected president of the Johns-Manville corporation, a $15o,000,000 asbestos concern.

Brown, who was born in Creston, received his bachelor of arts degree from the university in 1915. He is now 35 years old.

He is an overseas veteran of the World war, having served two years as an infantry captain in France.


Janesville Daily Gazette
April 29, 1929

Competing for the state beauty title of "Miss Wisconsin" Miss Marion Powers is in Milwaukee this week, representing this city as "Miss Janesville."


Waterloo Evening Courier
September 28, 1929, pg. 10

The marriage of Miss Margaret Van Valkenburg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Van Valkenburg, Doon, Ia., and James Ronald Holmes, son of Mrs. Laura Holmes, 814 Second street, west, Waterloo, was solemnized at high noon today at the home of the bride's parents.

Following a bridal luncheon, Mr. and Mrs. Holmes left on a wedding trip thru Canada to New York, and will be at home after Oct. 15, at Maquoketa, Ia.

The bride wore a frock of apricot chiffon and carried a bouquet of ophella roses. She is a graduate of Sioux Falls, S.D. high school, and a former student at the all Saint's academy of that city, and Iowa State college, Ames. Mr. Holmes was graduated from West High school and attended the University of Iowa for two years where she was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He is now associated with the Sinclair Refining company, with headquarters at Clinton.

those from Waterloo who attended the ceremony were, Mrs. Laura Holmes, Mrs. Esta Scott, and Mr. and Mrs. W. Renshaw.

Mr. Holmes was the guest of honor at a stag dinner which his brother, Howard Holmes, gave Thursday evening at Black's tearoom. Guests present were Russell Lamson, Kirk Gross, Richard Holmes, Robert Easley, G.N. Fish, J.T. Holten, and C.N. Swanson, Des Moines.


Beatrice Daily Sun
October 1, 1929, pg. 12


Mary Fitzwater was born Feb. 6, 1910, at Decatur City, Iowa. She passed away at the home of her parents in this city Sept. 26, 1929. Her age was 19 years, 7 months, and 16 days.

During her childhood the family moved from Iowa to Nebraska and located at Virginia. Twelve years ago they moved to Beatrice, since that time, this vicinity had been her home.

She was married to Dwight Ozman, Nov. 11, 1928.

The close relatives who survive her are her husband, Dwight Ozman of Beatrice; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.F. Fitzwater of Beatrice; fourteen brothers and sisters as follows: Mrs. Ruth Payne of Denver, Ernie L. Fitzwater of Kellerton, Iowa, Floyd F. Fitzwater of Beatrice, Carl F. Fitzwater of Denver, Mrs. Wanda Swartzlander of Havelock, Mrs. Edna Millage of Beatrice, Rolland F. Fitzwater of Beatrice, Mrs. Nellie Goad of Denver, Ben, Ona, Grace, Velma, Raymond and Dorothy, all of Beatrice; and one aged grandmother, Mrs. Katherine Miller of Los Angeles.

She became a member of the First Christian church in the spring of 1928. She was employed by the Geo. F. Randall Co., as bookkeeper for two years. In that capacity she was efficient and helpful. Those who knew her best are acquainted with the many good qualities of her life.

She suffered with heart trouble for about three months. She was bedfast most of that time and was in a local hospital six weeks.

The funeral service was held in First Christian church Sunday afternoon Sept 29. Rev. C.O. Stuckenbruck had charge. Music was furnished by Mrs. H.R. Baker and Mrs. M.S. Calvin with Mrs. Flora Holmes at the organ. Interment was in Evergreen Home cemetery.


Ackley World Journal, Hardin Co, Iowa
August 7, 1930, pg. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hatch and family, Mr. and Mrs. Blakey, C. L. Hatch, and Miss Luella Hatch, left yesterday (Wesnesday) for Eddyville, Ia., where they will visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eisiminger (formerly Theda Hatch). While there they will enjoy a family reunion. Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hatch and family and Mr. and Mrs. Will Hatch, both of St. Louis, Mo., will also be there for the occasion.


Ackley World Journal, Iowa
August 14, 1930, pg. 5

C. L. Hatch and daughter, Miss Luella, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hatch and family of El Centro, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. Blakey of Spokane, Wash., returned Sunday evening from Eddyville where they spent three or four days with Mr. and Mrs. Eisiminger and family. A family reunion was enjoyed Friday, Will Hatch and wife of St. Louis having come for the occasion, also.


Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska
September 25, 1930, pg. 3

Mrs. Blaine Ozman and Mr. Ozman entertained a party of friends at their home Sunday, those sharing their hospitality were Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Hoffman of Cortland, Mr. and Mrs. David Neher and daughters Lottie and Violet and son Lester, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Meyers of Holmesville, Mr. and Mrs. DeLozler and daughter Francis and son Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. Lorence DeLozier and family, Mrs. Mary Brown, all of Beatrice.


Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska
October 8, 1930, pg. 6

Dwight Ozman, who is employed at the H.H. Darner farm, and Miss Velma Cummings of Liberty were united in marriage Saturday evening at 5 o'clock at the Christian parsonage in Beatrice by Rev. Stuckenbruck. Mr. and Mrs. Cummings gave a reception for them Saturday evening at their home in Liberty. A reception was also given for them Sunday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Blain Ozman of near Pickrell.


Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska
November 12, 1930, pg 1

Thieves are getting in their work with a vengeance in the Pickrell neighborhood. Some one killed a valuable police dog on the night of election day at the A.B. Ozman farm and stole fifty or more fine white Plymouth Rock chickens. This was evidently so easy a job that they came back the next night and stole seventy-five more.

Mrs. Ozman states that last Saturday afternoon while her husband was in beatrice two strangers drove into the yard, thinking no one at home. They went to the hog pen and cattle yard looking the animals over carefully and took a general survey of the premises, doubtless with the intention of returning at some later date to get the stock they had picked out.

The men drove a good looking coupe, but the license plate was so besmeared with mud that it was impossible to read the number.


Lake Park News, Iowa
June 11, 1931, pg. 1

Charles Fowler Hatch, the second son of Charles F. and Jerusha Hatch was born June 12, 1859 at Anoka, Minnesota and passed away at his home in Lake Park, Iowa, on June 1, 1931, being at the time of his death 71 years, 11 months and 19 days of age.

When Mr. Hatch was a small child, his father joined the Union army and his mother, taking her three small boys, returned to her old home in New York. After the war was over the family moved to Hardin county, Iowa, where he resided until about 19 years of age, when he went to Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

In 1888 he was married to Cora Louise Listman of that place. To this union seven children were born, two of whom preceded him in death, Clyde aged two and Jennie at the age of fifteen.

In 1892 the family moved to Lake Park, Iowa, where he resided for 39 years. He is survived by his loving wife, who was his constant and patient companion during his long illness, also five children, Mrs. Bessie Lee, Mrs. Louise Clark and Ruth Hatch all of Lake Park, Iowa; Wallace Hatch of Omaha Nebraska and Maude Hatch of Santa Anna, California. He leaves two grandchildren, Theda Lee and Lynn Clark, Jr., of Lake Park.

One brother, Elmer Hatch and two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Bennett and Mrs. Wm. Tow preceeded him in death. Surviving are two brothers, Clarence of Ackley, Iowa and George of Chelan, Washington, also three sisters, Mrs. Anna Benson and Mrs. May Strathman of Chelan, Washington and Mrs. Grace Johnson of Fullerton, California.

Mr. C.C. Gregory of Lake Park is the only surviving uncle. He leaves numberous other relatives and friends.

Mr. Hatch was a kind and loving husband and father and always a loyal friend to those about him.

Funeral services were held at the home at Lake Park, Iowa, Thursday afternoon June 4 and burial was made in Silver Lake Cemetery.

Relatives from out of town who were in attendance at the funeral were Mr. Clarence Hatch and Luella Hatch of Ackley, Iowa; Mr. Chas. Bird and Mrs. Grace Rutherford of Robertson, Iowa; Mrs. Herbert Strahon of Rockwell, Iowa; Mrs. Elizabeth Hatch of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Mrs. A.A. LaRoy of Wessington Springs, S.D.; Miss Helen Strathman of Marshall, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Listman of Sioux City, Iowa; Wallace L. Hatch of Omaha, Nebraska and Mrs. Lee McFarland of Harris, Iowa.


Ackley World Journal
September 3, 1931, pg. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Will Hatch and Billie of St. Louis, Mrs. Hall (Mrs. Hatch's mother) of Dexter, Mo., and Mrs. Eisiminger (Theda Hatch) of Eddyville are guests in the C. L. Hatch home. They arrived Tuesday.


Spirit Lake Beacon
November 5, 1931, pg. 8

Mrs. Chas. Hatch received a telegram last Friday from Lake Chelan, Washington, telling of the death of Mrs. Marion Benson in an auto accident. The Bensons were former residents of this community. Mrs. Benson is a sister of the late Chas. Hatch and Mrs. Theo Strathman. No details have been received as to the cause of the accident.


Daily Capital News and Jefferson City Post Tribune, Kansas
Sunday September 25, 1932, pg. 1

Former Resident in Employ of Missouri Pacific Fatally Injured.
Word has been received here of the death of Louis V. Tenny, 62, former resident, who died in a Kansas City hospital from injuries sustained when he was struck by an automobile while crossing Roanoke parkway at Forty-sixth street in that city.

Mr. Tenny resided at the Washington Hotel in Kansas City. He had been employed 46 years by the Missouri Pacific railroad, starting as a youth in this city. He was transferred to Kansas City in 1900 and worked there as a freight accountant with the exception of eight years service in the Little Rock, Ark., offices.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Quirk & Tobin chapel. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery.

Mr. Tenny's death was the forty-ninth motor car fatality in Kansas City this year. The driver of the car which struck him was Harry Denning, 35, of Kansas City, Kans.

Mr. Tenny will be remembered here by the older residents.


Sandusky Star Journal, Sandusky, Ohio
October 4, 1932, pg. 2

Huron-co Highway Department Employe Stricken in Home
NORWALK, Oct. 4 -(Special)- Stanley Gage, 72 years old, an employe of the Huron-co highway department for the past 12 years, died in his home here this morning.

He was born in Centerton in 1860, and had been a life long resident of Huron-co. For over 35 years he was an employe of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad.

He leaves his widow, two daughters, Mrs. G. V. Miller, of Centerton and Mrs. Carl R. Meinzer, of Harbor Beach, Mich.; a son, Ray B. Gage, of Akron, O; two brothers, Henry Gage of Geneva and F. Gage of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. D. D. Niver o Centerton, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted in the late residence Thursday afternoon at one o'clock and in the Centerton Methodist church at two o'clock.


Sandusky Register, Sandusky, Ohio
November 19, 1932, pg. 8

Tiffin, Nov. 18 - (Special) - Annabelle Daywalt, 12, of Noble st. sustained a fracture of the left collarbone and painful bruises, and Mrs. Andrew VanCamp and Joyce Van Camp, 12, 55 Minerva st. suffered sock and bruises after their auto was struck and thrown nearly 100 feet against a fire hydrant on North Washington st. this morning.

Mrs. VanCamp, who was taking the children to school, was driving south on North Washington st. and near the Mogolio shop, had stopped to pick up a third child. When she stopped, a car driven by Henry A. Miller struck the VanCamp auto.


Logansport Press, Logansport, Indiana
May 13, 1933, pg. 8

Retired Pennsylvania Employe Critically Sick a Week

Samuel Ward Curtis, age 69, retired Pennsylvania railroad engineer, died at his home, 200 Montgomery street, yesterday morning at 10:25 o'clock after a serious illness of a week.

Mr. Curtis was retired from service June 1, 1931, after being in the employ of the Pennsylvania for 47 years. His health began to fail about six months ago but his condition did not become critical until recently.

He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and of Tipton lodge, No. 33, F. & A. M.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lillian Curtis, two step-daughters, Mrs. Floyd Kerns, of Peru, Mrs. Carl Jajer, of Chicago, and a niece, Miss Clevo Briscoe, of Ft. Wayne.

He was a native of Logansport, born March 13, 1863.

Funeral services are to be conducted from the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Ralph Wheadon of the St. Luke's Lutheran church, in charge. Burial will be in a mausoleum in Mt. Hope cemetery.


Sandusky Register, Sandusky, Ohio
December 12, 1933, pg. 12


Tiffin, Dec. 11 - (Special) - Six CWA workers were injured Monday when a truck carrying twenty men to work skidded and overturned at a street intersection here. Wallace Van Camp of Tiffin, one of the group, was taken to Mercy Hospital with serious bruises. Physicians say he may be suffering from internal injuries.


The Van Nuys News, Van Nuys, California
May 21, 1934, pg. 18

Dick Terry of Nan Nuys was a guest at the double birthday celebration given for Rod and Roy Hatch, twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Hatch, noting their ninth anniversaries recently.


Jefferson Herald
June 28, 1934, pg. 4

Miss Ferne Jessica Bower, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V.S. Bower, was united in marriage Monday with Walter E. Van Valkenburg, only son of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Van Valkenburg of Fort Dodge. The ceremony took place in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Davis in Des Moines Monday afternoon with the Rev. Dr. Caldwell, Methodist minister, officiating.

The couple left shortly after the ceremony for the Minnesota lake region where they planned to remain a week and then go into Chicago for week's period attending the world's fair.

Miss Bower has resided in Jefferson about two years, coming here from Perry when her parents opened the Fastside cafe. She graduated from Buena Vista college, after which she taught in the high schools at Holstein and Lake Park for four years.

Mr. Van Valkenburg is a graduate of the electrical course at Iowa State college at Ames, and is in charge of that line of work at one of the theatres in his home city of Fort Dodge, where they will be at home to their friends after July 15.


Sandusky Star Journal
February 9, 1935, pg. 7

Bennie Burlile, 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Burlile, is in Tiffin Mercey hospital with a broken leg today. The boy was struck by an automobile driven by Andrew Van Camp, of Tiffin, while he was playing with a group of companions.


Sandusky Star Journal, Sandusky, Ohio
December 3, 1935, pg. 11

Rites Thursday for Daughter of Norwich-tp Pioneers

WILLARD (Special) - Mrs. Bertha Gage Niver, 63, died at her home in Norwich-tp today after a lingering illness.

She was a daughter of Albert and Elizabeth Van Horn Gage, pioneer residents of this section, and she spent her entire life in Norwich-tp. She was a member of the Centerton M.E. church.

Surviving are her husband, D. D. Niver; two sons, Norman and Gage Niver of Norwich-tp; two daughters, Julia Niver of Toledo and Mrs. Lloyd Warner of Willard; a brother Henry Gage of Geneva, and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted in the home Thursday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. S. Grant Perkins, pastor of the Willard M. E. church officiating. Burial will be in the Centerton cemetery.


Mason City Globe Gazette, Iowa
May 11, 1936, pg. 31

Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Blackmore, 1034 Third street southwest, left Monday morning for Columbia, Mo., called by the death of Mr. Blackmore's brother, Wesley Blackmore, Sunday night.


Findlay Republican Courier, Ohio
November 11, 1936, pg. 8


Bride Is A Daughter Of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Hatch

Tiffin, Nov. 10 - (AP) - The General William H. Gibson post of the Grand Army of the Republic will present the flag Tiffin Civil War veterans have carried 70 years to the Tiffin American Legion post Wednesday night.

Ransom Van Camp, 90-year-old commander of the G.A.R. post, said the ceremony will mark the formal withdrawal of the G.A.R. here from public activities.


Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska
August 16, 1938, pg. 5


Lottie Mary Neher, daughter of David and Dora Neher, was born June 7, 1905, near Pickrell, Neb., living her entire life in that community. She reached the age of 33 years, one month and twenty-seven days.

At the age of 12 she was baptized in the church by Rev. Blogh, living a life for Christ. She was a teacher of the junior girls and was treasurer of the Sunday school for eleven years, or up to the time of her passing. Her desire was to become a worker in the missionary field, but failing health prevented her from taking up the work.

She was a kind-hearted Christian woman, always doing something for others, and will be greatly missed in the community where she lived.

Besides her parents, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Frank Traylor of Beatrice, a brother, Leslie, of Pickrell, four nephews, Donny and Harold Traylor, and Edward and Mervin Neher, and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 7, from the Church of the Brethren in Beatrice by Rev. S.F. Miller officiating, and music was furnished by two boys from the South Brethren church. Interment was in Evergreen Home cemetery, the following acting as casket bearers; Fred and Alfred Daubendiek and Robert Miller of Pickrell, Rolland Cullen of Holmesville, Homer Kessler and Ray Dunn, Beatrice.


Lima News, Lima, Ohio
December 22, 1938, pg. 10

Word has been received of the death of Clyde Vancamp, father of Rev. John Vancamp, pastor of the Church of Christ at Tiffin.

Vancamp died Wednesday and funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ray Meyers funeral home in Tiffin with Rev. E. J. Penhorwood, of Lima, former pastor of the Church of Christ in Tiffin officiating.


Mansfield News Journal, Ohio
March 30, 1939

Henry Gage Was Former Merchant at Centerburg.

Bride Is A Daughter Of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Hatch

WILLARD - Henry Gage, 83, former Centerton merchant, died at the home of his son, Ernest, in Cleveland Wednesday. A native of Centerton, north of here, Mr. Gage was the son of Albert Gage, who operated the first general store in this vicinity. Th only survivors are the son and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Centerton M. E. church at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. H. R. Chalfant of Willard officiating.


Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska
November 2, 1939, pg. 3

David Shull Neher

David Shull Neher, one of the 10 children of Jacob and Margaret Neher, was born near New Carlisle, Ohio., March 11, 1865. He passed away October 28, 1939, at the age of 74 years, seven months and 17 days at his home west of Pickrell.

When a young man he joined the Church of the Bretheren in which faith he lived until his death.

In the year of 1887 he came to Nebraska where he located in, and later near, Holmesville, where he remained until 1904. He then moved to a farm west of Pickrell where he resided until his death.

He was married on September 17, 1902, to Dora L Brown of Pickrell. To this union were born one son and two daughters, Lottie preceded her father in death 14 months ago.

Those left to mourn his departure are his widow, Mrs. Dora Neher, his son, Leslie Neher of Pickrell, Neb., and his daughter, Mrs. Violet Traylor of Beatrice; five grandsons, Harold, Donald, and Dale Traylor, Edward and Merwin Neher, one grand daughter, Merna Neher, and a large number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 31, from the Bretheren church on Grant street, Rev. Swigart Miller officiating. Interment in Evergreen Home cemetery.


Findlay Republican Courier, Ohio
May 25, 1940, pg. 10

Patriotic and Veterans Organizations Here Get Bid to Memorial Program Sunday
The Daughters of Union Veterans of Martha I. Dunn Tent No. 106 and all patriotic organizations in Findlay received an invitation to attend a dedication service Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. in Greenlawn cemetery, at Tiffin.

At this time a memorial to the Union veterans of the Civil War will be dedicated. several department officers will take part and Commander Van Camp, one of the few remaining Civil War veterans, will give a reading, "Hats Off, the Flag is Passing By".....


Findlay Republican Courier, Ohio
January 28, 1941, pg. 5

Tiffin, Jan. 27 - (AP) - Ransom Van Camp, 93, a Civil War veteran, died here Monday.


Findlay Republican Courier, Ohio
January 29, 1941, May 29, 1940

Tiffin, May 28, - Seneca county's last two surviving Civil War veterans, Ransom Van Camp and Samuel M. Beard, both of Tiffin, will take part in Memorial Day exercises here Thursday. They will ride in the parade of veterans' societies and auxiliaries and attend the program of the day to be held in Monument Square.


Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska
January 27, 1942, pg. 5


Mary Jeanette Myers, the second daughter of James E. and Mary E. Brown, we born on November 4, 1873, in a log house which once was the court house in Nevada, Story county, Iowa, and passed away Wednesday morning, January 21, 1942, in her home southeast of Holmesville, aged 68 years, two months and 17 days.

She came to Gage county, Neb., in March, 1884, with her parents and two sisters, Dora and Ida. She graduated from the Beatrice high school in 1900, having the honor of being the class poet.

She accepted Christ in early life and remained a faithful child of God to the verl close of her life here.

She was united in marriage to Jacob S. Myers on December 24, 1903. To this union were born two children, a son, De Lysle, and a daughter, Ruth, who preceded her mother in death. She was always of a quiet unassuming disposition, a kind and loving mother, a lover of home, and her greatest joy lay in making her home attractive for her family.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, a son, De Lysle near Barneston and two sisters, Mrs. Dora L. Neher and Mrs. Ida Ozman of Pickrell, Neb., besides several other relatives and a host of friends.


Findlay Republican Courier, Ohio
March 19, 1942, pg. 11


Tiffin, March 18 - Benjamin F. Van Camp, captain in the Tiffin fire department, resigned today and will retire May 1. His resignation was submitted to Fire Chief Floyd Ash. He has been a member of the fire department nearly 35 years and captain more than five years.


Ackley World Journal, Missouri
May 27, 1943, pg. 8

Bride Is A Daughter Of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Hatch

Event Occurred May 22, in First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis, Mo. - To Live in St. Louis.

Mrs. David Stanton Hooker, the former Miss Shirley Lucretia Hatch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Hatch, 6512 Julian Ave., University City, Mo., was a bride of May 22.

The marriage took place at the First Presbyterian church, Rev. Calvin Dobson performing the ceremony.

The bride wore a dress of slipper satin and net. The waist, which was of satin, had a sweetheart neckline and self covered buttons from the nect to the waist, in front and back. Around the edge of the sleeves, which were bracelte length, was a widw ruffle of net. The bouffant skirt had a slight train with a large ruffle of net around the bottom. She wore a finger tip veil which fell from a bonnet type of headdress, trimmed with orange blossoms and chantilly lace. She carried a bouquet of white roses and gardenias.

Miss Eva Lenz, the maid of honor, wore a gown of jonquil colored taffeta and net similar to the gown of the bride. On her head she wore a bonnet trimmed in net, with a shoulder length veil in the back. Mrs. Robert Thoman, of Mexico, Mo., the matron of honor, wore a similar dress of orchid color. Miss Lenz carried orchid colored gladiolas and Mrs. Thoman yellow gladiolas.

In the processional preceding the bride and her father to the altar was four year old Richard Elliott, son of Sgt. and Mrs. Lewis Wayburn of Bellville, Ill., godchild of the bride, who was a ring bearer.

Mr. Hooker's brother, Corporal Walter Hooker of the Army Air Corps, was best man. The ushers were Richard Degan and Robert Baldwin.

The bride's mother wore a pale blue crepe dinner gown and a corsage of orchids.

After the ceremony, a reception for relatives and close friends was held at the Castelereagh.

Mrs. Hooker is a member of Phi Mu Sorority and a graduate of Washington University. Mr. Hooker is a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and a graduate of Stanford University. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hooker, of Long Beach, Calif. After a short trip south by plane, the couple will make their home in St. Louis.

C. L. Hatch and his daughter, Miss Luella, of Ackley were among out-of-town wedding guests.


Findlay Republican Courier, Ohio
August 2, 1943, pg. 6

Tffin, Aug. 1 - William Van Camp, 16, Sunday was under treatment for a broken and mangled right arm and severe injuries of the shoulders, back, head and left arm.

His hand was caught and he was drawn into a clay machine at the pottery of the American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Manufacturing company where he had a summer job.


Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska
January 26, 1944, pg. 1

Mrs. J. B. Epard of this city received word last evening of the death of her brother, Frank Traylor, 44, formerly of Beatrice, which occurred at his home at Richmond, Calif., from a heart ailment.

He is survived by his wife and three children, including a number of relatives here. As yet it is not known whether services and burial will be there or in Beatrice.


Beatrice Daily Sun
February 2, 1944, pg. 5

Mrs. Frank Traylor and children of Richmond, Calif., are in the city, accompanying the body of Mr. Traylor, who passed away at that place last week. They will visit with relatives and friends here before returning to the coast.


Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska
February 11, 1944, pg. 3


Frank Traylor was born at Valley, Neb., November 22, 1899 and passed away at the Permanente hospital, Oakland, Calif., Jan. 25, 1944 at the age of 44 years 2 months and 3 days.

September 20, 1933, he was united in marriage with Violet Neher at Wilber, Neb.

For a time they lived in Beatrice and in November, 1942, he accepted a position in California and was joined there by his family in July, 1943.

During the first World war he served his country as a member of the United States army and desiring to be of service this time both he and his wife were in defense work in one of the shipyards in California. Their home was at Richmond, Calif.

He is survived by his wife, three sons; Donald, Harold and Dale. One sister Mrs. J.B. Epard of Beatrice; six brothers, Clarence, of Greybull, Wyo., Ernest, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Robert, Council Blufs, Iowa, Wade, Omaha, Neb., Richard and John both of Beatrice, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon Feb. 2, 1944, at Harman-Johnson funeral home, conducted by Rev. Wayne Greene assisted by Rev. Swigert Miller and burial was in Evergreen Home cemetery.


Janesville Daily Gazette
January 31, 1946, pg. 4

Whitewater - Charles Henry Riggs, 76, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home, 607 Milwaukee street, after a heart attack. He had been in poor health for the past three years.

Mr. Riggs was born May 12, 1869, in Morrison, Ill., and married to Miss Genevieve Powers Dec. 24, 1897. He worked on the Edward Lean farm at Lauderdale for 14 years, as well as other farms in this area. When he came to Whitewater he had retired. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Thelma Culton, Mrs. Gladys Gudell, Mrs Viola Richards, and Mrs. Dolly Sukowski all living in Whitewater and vicinity;22 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; two stepsons; three brothers, Frank Riggs, Rockford, Ill., Edward Riggs, Bancroft, Wis., Thomas Riggs, Delavan; and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Carpenter, Beloit.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Friday in the Hickey funeral home, with the Rev. Alfred Hoad of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Hillsdale cemetery. Friends may call Thursday afternoon and evening.


Janesville Daily Gazette
May 20, 1946, pg. 2

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Craft Miraculously Misses Buildings in Plunge to Earth
A Southtowner, Lt. Walter Fleer Koenig, 20 years old, was the pilot of the army training plane that went into a flat spin and crashed in a backyard at 3750 W. 63rd pl. Thursday afternoon, miraculously missing surrounding buildings but killing the two occupants of the aircraft. The Southtown pilot was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Koening, 5949 Troy st.

The other officer in the plane at the time of the accident was Capt. George E. Marshall, 28 years old, of North Hollywood, Cal., whose widow, Dorothy, is living temporarily in the Blackstone hotel.

Hear Engine of Falling Plane.
Ruth Hubbard, a private in the Wac who recently has returned from service in Labrador, and her mother, Mrs. Luella Hubbard, were in their home at the 63rd pl. address when they heard the engine of the plane go on and off and then heard a crash which shook their one-story home. Private Hubbard ran out the back door and saw the twisted wreckage of the plane which was beginning to burn.

"I ran to the plane to try and help the pilot, who was slumped over the engine panel, but neighbors shouted at me to stay away for fear the plane might explode," she said.

Ruth's sister, Dorothy, 14 years old, was standing in front of the house when the plane swooped down to tree-top level, hit the electric wires of the house and fell into the yard.

Screams for Mother
"I ran into the house screaming for mother and Ruth," she said, "because I thought the thing surely hit the house and I knew they probably were in the kitchen."

The plane's tail struck approximately two feet from the northeast corner of the Hubbard home and its body ploughed up almost four feet of ground.

Mrs. Clara Hubbard, 85 years old, who lives in the small house in the rear of the Hubbard home, was in bed when the plane fell into the yars. One of its wings landed within five feet of the entrance to her house.

Charles Schaefer, 9745 Hamlin ave., and Walter Dolph, 3713 W. 64th pl., were driving east on 67th st. at Hamlin ave. when the plane swooped approximately five feet over their car and then gained altitude.

"It went up about 200 feet and then started swirling around, coming down fast," Mr. Schaefer said. "Later we heard a terrible crash (continued on Page 10)
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and drove over to see if we could help.

Although flames spread over the engine of the plane, it did not explode. Firemen, who arrived on the scene three minutes after the accident, sprayed it with foamite and chemical which prevents the spread of fire on metal.

Ten squads of police kept crowds of onlookers behind the picket fences that surround the Hubbard's back yard. Coroner Brodie, also ont he scene, said he planned to investigate low-flying planes, which have been frightening residents in the area in which the crash occurred.

The two officers had been up in the plane approximately an hour after taking off from the army air strip at the Southtown airport.

Lieutenant Koenig, who received his commission a month ago, had been on active duty since February 1. He was to leave for March Field, Cal, next week and had been living at home while making routine flights from the airport.

He had been allowed to finish the semester at Elmhurst college, Elmhurst, where he was taking general college courses before being assigned to Chicago. Lieutenant Koenig was in the Civil Air patrol three years before entering service and was a graduate of Triden? Technical high school. He also attended Illinois..illegible.

Besides his parents he is survived by a sister, Joan, 15, and illegible.

Captain Marshall had been in the army illegible and overseas 11 months during which he received the distinguished flying cross and three presidential illegible citations while he planned to make the army his career, his wife said.


Janesville Daily Gazette
May 20, 1946, pg. 2

News of Walworth County

Mr. and Mrs. Merle Rice, Milton Junction, route 1, announce the engagement of their daughter, Phyllis Jean, to Marvin W. Schultz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schultz, Whitewater route 1. Miss Rice is employed by the Parker Pen Co. in Janesville. Since his honorable discharge from the army, Mr. Schultz has been engaged in farming. The date of the wedding is to be June 21.


Janesville Daily Gazette
June 3, 1946, pg. 4

Mr. and Mrs. William Powell and children and Mr. and Mrs. Merle Rice, sons, Alvin and Frank, and daughter, Phyllis, attended the funeral of Mrs. Fred Wunderlich at Harvard, Ill., Thursday. Grant Rice and Gordon Rice, Milton, also attended. Mrs. Wunderlich was a sister of Merle Rice.


Janesville Daily Gazette
June 11, 1946, pg. 3


Clad in white spun taffeta and a finger tip illusion veil fastened to a beaded tiara, Miss Audrey Cameron, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Cameron, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, exchanged nuptial vows, with Pfc. Richard Powers, son of Mrs. Meta Powers and grandson of O. J. Powers, 1109 S. Jackson street, in Cargill Methodist church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The bride carried a shower bouquet of red roses. Dr. Ira E Schlagenhauf officiated.

Miss Pearl Cameron, Hammond, Ind., the bride's sister, was maid of honor and Rolland Powers served his brother as best man. A full skirt featured the pink marquisette gown worn by the maid of honor who completed her attire with a headdress of matching net. She carried white carnations. The wedding reception was held at the Powers home.

Out of town guests in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Ardin Turrell, Beloit; William White, Hammond; Melbourne Hegge, Hanover and Mr. and Mrs. Dutson Dales, Aurora.

Pfc. and Mrs. Powers will spend their honeymoon in Michigan and the later part of June Pfc. Powers will report to Salina, Kas. The bride was employed in the repair department of the Parker Pen Co.


Spirit Lake Beacon
March 6, 1947, pg. 15

(Ocheyedan Press)
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Hatch, sister of Mrs. Howard Wilmarth, were held at 2 o'clock Tueaday at the Wilmarth home and at 2:30 from the Congregational church with Rev. H. E. Dayton in charge. Interment was in the local cemetery.

Elizabeth Elmina Logan, daughter of John and Catherine Murdock, was born April 28, 1881, at Eagle Grove, Blackhawk county, Iowa, and passed away on February 20, 1947, in a hospital at Los Angeles, Calif., at the age of 65 years, 9 months and 23 days. She came to Harris, Iowa, with her parents in 1895. She was a teacher in the public schools of Osceola county for a time.

Married in 1902
She was married to Elmer E. Hatch of Lake Park, Iowa, March 20, 1902. She moved with her husband to Sioux Falls, S. D., in 1918, where she resided until her health failed. She was associated with the Harris Mercantile Company, also the Bellman Produce Company of Sioux Falls and was supervisor of women in the Morrell plant, at Sioux Falls. Her health had been failing for a number of years. Last May she entered the Abbott hospital in Minneapolis for treatment. Later she spent two months in the home of her brother in Minneapolis, then came to Harris to the home of her sister, where she remained until November 20, when she went to the home of her niece in Long Beach, Calif., and spent the remainder of her days under loving care. Her whole life was given over to living for others, her parents, brothers, sisters and later the invalid husband, nieces and nephews, neighbors, friends and all she came in contact with in the business world. Her time and worldly means were given to others.

She joined the Methodist church at Harris on confession of faith in 1897, later being transferred to the First Methodist church in Sioux Falls. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club in Sioux Falls, also the Royal Neighbor lodge of Harris.

She leaves to morn her loss two brothers, Samuel J. Logan of Minneapolis, and George H Logan, of Pocahontas, Iowa; four sisters, Mrs. V. R. Tritle of Spirit Lake, Mrs. C. E. Benson of Harris, Mrs. H. Wilmarth of Ocheyedan and Mrs. E. L. McFarland of Harris. Her husband passed away December 13, 1927, and she was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mrs. M. H. Winters.

Surviving her also are 13 nieces and nephews, 25 great nieces and nephews. She made a loving home for two nurses while in college and nurses' training, Mrs. Harold Booraem of Minneapolis and Mrs. E. R. Christianson of Long Beach, Calif. and later transferred a world of affection to her little namesake, Elizabeth Anne.


Spirit Lake Beacon
July 24, 1947, pg. 9

Theodore Strathman died at his home in Fullerton, Calif., on July 12. Mr. and Mrs. Strathman were pioneer residents of Lake Park and owned the general store with Charles Reh and then went to work in the German Savings Bank. Later it was reorganized into the Iowa Trust and Savings Bank and he continued to work there as cashier. The family moved from here about 1925 and lived at Sioux Falls, S.D., and at Marshall, Minn., before going to Fullerton, Calif. to live. He leaves his wife, Mae Hatch Strathman and three children, Mrs. Helen Frank, Mrs. Thelma Montgomvery and Stuart Strathman, all of Fullerton, and two grandsons.


Janesville Daily Gazette
September 27, 1948, pg. 3

Miss Lintvedt and Alvin Rice Wed in 1st Lutheran Church
An ivory satin and lace gown fashioned along late 19th century lines was worn by Bernece Clorece Lintvedt, 319 S. East street, when she spoke marriage vows with Alvin Ray Rice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Rice, Milton Junction, at 7 o'clock Saturday evening in First Lutheran church. Officiating at the candlelight service was the Rev. Myron C. Austinson. The altar was decorated with pink roses.

The basque bodice of the bride's gown was topped with a high neck and lace yoke. The full skirt extending into a train was trimmed with a ruffle of lace. Her lace edged fingertip veil of bridal illusion was held by a modified poke bonnet of lace with clusters of satin roses at the sides. The bride carried a white Bible covered with an orchid. Melvin Lintvedt gave his sister in marriage.

Nuptial music was furnished by a male octet which sang "Oh Perfect Love" and "The Lord's Prayer," while Mrs. Albert Himle, church organist, provided the wedding march. Orchid satin and marquislie was worn by Miss Arline Lintvedt, Pierre, S. D., the bride's sister, who was maid of honor. The sheer yoke was encircled by a ruffle of marquisette worn drop shoulder and the bouffant skirt had a wide ruffle around the hemline in the front which formed a bustle back. Her colonial bouquet was of yellow roses.

Archie Reid was best man for Mr. Rice and the ushers were Kenneth Snyder and Wesley Sturdevant.

Pink and white appointments, roses and the bridal cake decorated the refreshments table in the church parlors. One hundred and twenty-five attended the reception.

Mr. and Mrs. Rice will spend their honeymoon in the Black Hills and enroute will visit the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lintvedt, Piesho, S. D. The bride's travel suit is of continental green gabardine and her accessories gray.

The couple will reside at 121 Elm street, Milton Junction. Since graduation from Vivian high school in South Dakota the bride has been employed in the service correspondence department of Parker Pen Co. Mr. Rice, a graduate of Milton Union high, is employed at the Burdick plant in Milton.


Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska
January 31, 1949, pg. 1

Jacob S. Meyer of southeast of Holmesville died early this morning. Born Febr. 11, 1875, in Kansas, he lived on a farm near Pickrell until 1918 when he moved to a farm near Holmesville.

His wife and daughters preceded him in death. surviving are his son, D K Meyer of Holmesville; brother, Milo of Longmont, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary McCormick of Mt. Hope, Kas., and Mrs. Earl Barnes of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and two grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Harman mortuary.


Sandusky Register Star News, Ohio
April 23, 1949, pg. 7

WILLARD, April 23, - Dennison D. Niver, 78, died Friday night at his home in Norwich-tp after an illness of several years. A retired farmer, he lived on the Norwich-Greenfield section line-rd about four miles north of here. He was a member of Grace Methodist Church here.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. A. Warner, Willard and Mrs. Charles Marlowe, Toledo and two sons, Gage, Willard and Norman, Attica.

The body is at the Fink Funeral Home where friends may call and where services will be held at 2 p.m. (est) Monday, the Rev. J. F. Herrion, officiating. Burial is to be in the Centerton Cemetery.


Janesville Daily Gazette
September 1, 1950, pg. 8

Miss Irene Beran, Mrs. Howard Schmelling and Mrs. Thom Schneider were hostesses in the J. H. Beran home last week, honoring Miss Marion Powers at a shower. Miss Powers is to be married to Archie Beran next month.


Spirit Lake Beacon
December 7, 1950, pg. 13

Mrs. Theodore Strathman of Fullerton, California, passed away at her home there. She was a former Lake Park resident. The funeral was held November 16, in Fullerton. Her husband preceeded her in death many years ago. She leaves three children, Helen Frank, Stuart Strathman, and Thelma Montgomery, and two grandsons, all of Fullerton.


Janesville Daily Gazette
February 1, 1951, pg. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Vern Prien, Footville, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Frieda, to Ervin Powers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orra Powers, 1109 S. Jackson street, Janesville. They have set June 16 as their wedding date.


Independent Long Beach, California
February 27, 1951, pg. 6

New York, Feb. 26-(UP). Lewis H. Brown, 57, chairman of the board of Johns-Manville Corp., died of a heart attack today at Delray Beach, Fla., the company announced here.

Brown, who was also 'chief executive officer for Johns-Mannville, was in Florida for several days rest and appeared to be in the best of health, the announcement said.

Brown, a native of Creston, Ia., lived at Deer Park, Greenwich, Conn.

He had risen from an Iowa farm boy to become president of the giant corporation at the age of 35 and establish a reputation as one of the nation's foremost industrialists.


Oelwein Daily Register, Iowa
February 27, 1951, pg. 8

Delray Beach, Fla. (UP) - Lewis H. Brown, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Johns-Manville Corporation, a Creston, Iowa native, died of a heart attack here Monday. He was 57.


Mason City Globe Gazette, Iowa
February 28, 1951, pg. 18

Lewis H. Brown was an Iowa-reared by who rose to high place in the American business scene through a full utilization of the talents and the energy bestowed on him by nature. He didn't follow a charted course; his was a career of push, not pull.

For a number of years Mr. Brown guided the destinies of the Johns-Manville corporation, first as president, later as chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Before that he helped give Montgomery Ward a position of leadership in its field. History was his mentor-but not his master.

Despite his heavy business responsibilities, Lewis Brown found time to concern himself intelligently about the affairs of his country and of his world. His enlightened views on national affairs often elicited the suggestion that he would make a good president.

In the period just after World war II Mr. Brown took time out for an on-the-grounds study of the European economy. He was the first to state unqualifiedly that Germany is pivotal in the hopes for European recovery. Since then this thesis has been all but universally accepted.

By any mode of measurement Lewis H. Brown was a distinguished citizen, one who brought large credit to his home state and to his alma mater, the University of Iowa. His death at age 57 has occasioned more than a personal sorrow. It has constituted a marked loss to the country in which he found opportunity.


Janesville Daily Gazette
March 29, 1951, pg. 21

I wish to express my sincere gratitude to my relatives, friends and neighbors for their kindness and generosity during my stay in Mercy hospital.
Orra J. Powers
1109 S. Jackson St.


Janesville Daily Gazette
April 14, 1951, pg. 15

Orra Powers Served as Power House Engineer for 32 Years

Orra J. Powers, 75, oldest General Motors employe in the Janesville plant, who served as stationary engineer at the Chevrolet power house for 32 years, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday in his home 1109 S. Jackson street. He Had been ill for several months.

In May, 1950, Mr. Powers was among the 111 Chevrolet and Friday Body employes who received a watch for 25 or more years service with General Motors.

Mr. Powers was born in Johnstown March 11, 1875. Surviving are his wife, [this is actually a daughter-in-law] the former Meta Mortensen; one son, Lionel; three daughters, Mrs. Dutson Dales, Mrs. John Van Hulzen and Miss Marion Powers, all of Aurora, Ill.; three step-sons [actually grandsons] Richard, Roland and Ervin Powers, all of Janesville; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Vernie Riggs, Janesville.

Services will be held in the Reining funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday the Rev. Marlin E. Smith, Cargill Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening.


Janesville Daily Gazette
April 30, 1951, pg. 15

County Court, Rock County
In the Matter of the Estate of Orra James Powers, Deceased
Notice is hereby given that at a term of said Court to be held on Tuesday, the 15th day of May, 1951, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day, at the Court House in the City of Janesville, in said County, there will be heard a consideration:
The application of Fern L. Van Hulzen, Isabelle A. Dales and Mirian Powers for the appointment of an administrator of the estate of Orra James Powers, deceased, late of the City of Janesville, in said County, anf for taking proofs of who are the heirs of said decedent: Notice is further given that all claims against the said Orra James Powers, deceased, late of the City of Janesville, in Rock County, Wisconsin, must be presented to said County Court at Janesville, in said County, on or before the 18th day of July, 1951, or be barred: and that all such claims and demands will be examined and adjusted at a term of said Court to be held at the Court House in the city of Janesville, in said County, on Tuesday, the 4th of september, 1951, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day.
Dated April 18, 1951:
By Order of the Court
Chester H. Christensen, Judge
Fisher & Fisher, Attorneys


Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska
July 10, 1952, pg. 13


Lydia Eldora Neher, daughter of James E. and Mary E. Brown, was born at Nevada, Story County, on November 9, 1871 and died at Beatrice, Nebraska on June 29, 1952, aged 80 years, 7 months and 20 days.

At an early age she moved with her parents to Stevenson County, Ill., where they resided until she was 13 years old.

On March 4, 1884, the family arrived at their new home 3 miles west of Pickrell, Gage County, Nebr. It was here that she grew to womanhood and spent the most of her remaining life.

October 9, 1902, she was united in marriage to David Neher. To this union three children were born, one son and two daughters.

On July 8, 1914 she became a member of the Church of The Brethren at Beatrice, Neb., and was faithful and loyal to the end.

Mrs. Neher loved her home and no personal sacrifice was to great for her to make for the welfare of her family. She took a pride in growing things, and the flowers, blooming in her windows, always gave a touch of beauty to the home.

In 1941, her health began to fail and she was unable to live alone. For several years she lived in the home of her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Ozman, who gave her constant care. For the last three years she stayed at the Grace Convalescent Home, 723 North 11th street, Beatrice, Nebraska.

Her husband and one daughter, Lottie, preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing, a son, Leslie, of Lincoln; a daughter, Mrs. Charles White, of Fresno, Calif.; nine grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Blain Ozman, of Beatrice; several nephews and nieces and a host of friends.

Memorial services were held July 2, 10:20 a.m. at the Harman Mortuary with Swigart F. Miller in charge. Interment in the Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice, Nebr.


Lake Park News
August 28, 1952, pg. 1

Theda Lee, daughter of Mrs. Bessie Lee of Spirit Lake, was married Saturday, July 22, to Howard Garner of Sioux City. The ceremony was performed at Elk Point, S.D.

The newlyweds are at home 961 North Mulberry St. in Sioux City where he is employed in the Cudahy packing plant.

The Lees are former residents here.


The Spirit Lake Beacon
April 9, 1953 - pg. 8

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Clark Sr., Ora Gregory and Mrs. Fred Stapleton and Mrs. Bessie Lee from Spirit Lake went to Ackley, Tuesday [April 6, 1953] to attend the funeral of Clarence Hatch who lacked one month of being 96 years old at the time of his death. He is an uncle of Mrs. Lynn Clark and a brother of the late Mrs. Theodore Strathman and Charles Hatch. The Lake Park folks returned Tuesday night.


Waterloo Daily Courier
January 10, 1954, pg 2

Funeral services for Earl L. Van Valkenburg, 74, 1903 West Third St., who died Friday at 10:30 p.m. in his home of tuberculosis, will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Parrott & Wood chapel. Mrs. Nettie Allsup, Christian Scientist reader, will officiate. The body will be cremated with interment planned later.

Mr. Van Valkenburg was born July 25, 1879, at Sublette, Ill., son of John and Margaret Van Valkenburg. He was married Jan. 15, 1902, at Doon, Ia., to Madge Dunham.

He was conductor 52 years on the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad and resided at Sioux City and Worthington, Minn., before coming here three years ago. He retired from railroad duty in 1947.

Mr. Van Valkenburg was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and a member of Cyrus R Hinton Camp 25, United Spanish-American War Veterans at St. James. He was also a member of the Christian Science faith, Lebanus Lodge 96 AF&AM of St. James, Minn., and Order of Railroad Conductors.

Surviving are his wife; a son, J.L. Van Valkenburg of New York City, a daughter, Mrs. J.R. Holmes of 284 Sheridan Rd., a sister, Mrs. P.E. DeGrisselles of Worthington, and a brother, Leo M. Minneapolis.

There are also five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.


Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana
Tuesday, April 26, 1955

Mrs Lillian Curtis 80 widow of S Ward Curtis passed away at her residence 200 Montgomery street after a brief illness.


Janesville Daily Gazette
October 30, 1953, pg. 31

MILTON JUNCTION-Beverly Canon and Frank Rice, Milton Junction, exchanged marriage vows in Trinity Lutheran Church, Beloit, Oct. 24. The Rev. Ernest Weifelman officiated.

The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Canon, Rte. 3, Beloit, was given in marriage by her father. She wore a gown of white slipper satin, fashioned with a fitted bodice of lace, a Queen Ann collar and long sleeves. The full skirt of satin extended into a cathedral train. The gown had a cascading peplum of lace trimmed with brilliants. Her veil of silk illusion was held in place by a crown of seed pearls and silver beads. She carried a white Bible with a corsage of yellow baby roses.

Miss Mona Brandenberg, maid of honor, was gowned in blue, Miss Shirley Herbst, bridesmaid, wore purple, and Miss Linda Lou Canon, sister of the bride, as junior bridesmaid, wore a salmon pink gown. Each carried a bouquet of mums. The gowns of the attendants were made alike with velvet bodices, snap-on stoles of net and velvet skirts with wide net flounces. Each wore a velvet headdress matching her gown and veils trimmed with beads and rhinestones.

Ginger Rae Schultz, niece of the groom, was flower girl. Her brother, Melvin Schultz, was ring bearer.

Alvin Rice, brother of the groom, was best man and attendants were Richerd Arnold and Darrell Rupnow. Ushers were William Powell, brother-in-law of the groom, and Harvey Wallace, cousin of the bride.

The soloist was George Taft, who sang "O Perfect Love" and "The Lord's Prayer," accompanied by William Roerig, organist.

A reception in the church parlors followed the wedding ceremony.

The bride was graduated from Beloit High School in 1952 and has been employed by the Freeman Shoe Co. for the past year.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Rice, Rte. 1, Milton Junction. He is a 1951 graduate of Milton Union High School.

Following a short honeymoon the couple will be at home on Rte. 1, Milton Junction, where the groom is engaged in farming.


Nevada State Journal, Nevada
March 18, 1956, pg. 17

(photo and caption)
cutting of the wedding cake highlighted the reception which followed the recent wedding of Miss Shirley LaVetta Ozman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Humphrey of Riverside, Calif., and George Preston Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Edgecomb of Reno, First Christian Church was the scene of the wedding and the reception which followed. Lake Tahoe was the honeymoon locale. Mr. and Mrs. Young are leaving soon for Indianapolis, Ind., where bridegroom will be a duty with the Army Finance Corps at Fort Benjamin Harrison.

Married at a formal ceremony, Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m. in Reno's First Christian Church were the former Miss Shirley LaVetta Ozman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Humphrey of Riverside, Calif., and George Preston Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Edgecomb of Reno.

Soft candlelight and basket arrangements of gladioli in pink and white made an effective altar background for the impressive rite. Soloist, Margaret Burns Hawk sang "At Dawning" and "Because" preceding the ceremony, to the organ accompaniment of Mrs. C.E. Shepherd who alo played an appropriate prelude as the guests were seated and the traditional wedding marches. The Rev. Leslie Hudson was the officiating clergyman and John Hunphrey gave the bride in marriage.

The ballerina length wedding gown of finest Chantilly lace and tulle over heavy white satin was an original model designed with bodice of satin and lace with bolero jacket effect, Peter Pan collar and elbow length sleeves. The very full skirt was made entirely of the lace over satin. Her veil of imported silk illusion was lace trimmed and held in place with a tiny white satin hat trimmed with pearls. She carried a cascade bouquet of pink and white bouvardia and rosebuds circling a large white orchid. Her pearl necklace was a gift of the bridegroom.

Miss Delores Phalen of Hawthorne was maid of honor and wore a ballerina length frock of soft pink lace and carried an old-fashioned bouquet of pink roses. Jack Young was his brother's best man and doing usher duties were Don Ozman of Las Vegas, brother of the bride and Don Pringle of Reno.

Mrs. Humphrey attended her daughter's wedding in frosty blue lame frock and gray accessories, while Mrs. Edgecomb, mother of the bridegroom chose a sheath gown in powder blue with blue accessories. Both mothers complemented their ensembles with orchid corsages.

For the reception which followed in the church parlors, arrangements of daffodils and gladiola in pink and white were used as decorations. The refreshment table was covered with handsome lace cloth and centered with an elaboratedly decorated four-tiered wedding cake topped with a sequin trimmed net butterfly hovering over a cluster of roses. Wreathing the cake at the base were clusters of roses and maiden hair fern.

Later, Mr. and Mrs. Young left for Lake Tahoe on a honeymoon, the bride smart in her going-away princess frock of blue wool, black accessories and orchid corsage. Mrs. Young is a graduate of the Las Vegas schools and attended the University of Nevada. Her bridegroom is a graduate of Reno High School and the University of Nevada where he majored in business administration. The newlyweds are leaving soon for Indianapolis, Ind., where the bridegroom will be on duty with the Army finance corps at Fort Benjamin Harrison.


Janesville Daily Gazette
May 7, 1956, pg. 2

WHTEWATER-Merle M. Rice, 65, died Sunday afternoon in his home here.

The son of Frank E. and Katie Johnson Rice, he was born July 27, 1890, in Johnstown township. He was married to Mildred Snyder, Dec. 6, 1916. They lived at Johnstown, Richmond and Otter Creek before moving to their present home last March.

Surviving are his wife: two daughters, Mrs. William Powell, Milton Junction, and Mrs. Marvin Schultz, Whitewater; two sons, Alvin and Frank, of Milton Junction; 10 grandchildren, and a brother, Clair, of Johnstown. A son and sister prededed him in death.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Skindingsrude and Lein Funeral Home, the Rev. C. V. Dawson, of the Milton Methodist Church, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening.


Janesville Daily Gazette
July 21, 1956, pg. 14

One of the more striking racers built this year by Soap Box Derby boys is this sleek car, entered by Richard Powell, 12, Milton Junction. The car, painted with red and black stripes, was built of 4 by 4's which were hewn with a hatchet and shaped for a streamlined racer with a nose resembling a ship's prow. Richard is sponsored by his father, William Powell, a builder. This was his first race.


Traverse City Record Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan
February 1, 1957, pg. 3

The funeral of Willard R. Taylor, 44, Traverse City city assessor, former high school athlete and member of Traverse City Masonic Lodge No. 232, who died unexpectedly Sunday at Munson hospital after being stricken with a heart attack, was held Thursday afternoon at Hibbard chapel, with the Masonic lodge in charge of the services. Dr. Howard R. Towne, pastor of the First Congregational church, was the officiating clergyman and burial was made in the family lot in Oakwood cemetery.


Janesville Daily Gazette
November 8, 1957, pg. 4

Kenneth Eugene Traxler, Fulton, and Nancy Rose Powell, Milton Junction.


Janesville Daily Gazette
November 20, 1957, pg. 5

Kenneth Eugene Traxler claimed Nancy Rose Powell as his bride Nov. 15 in Milton Juntion Methodist Church. The Rev. C. V. Dawson read the ceremony for the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Powell, 102 S. Second St., Milton Junction, and Mr. Traxler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow W. Traxler, Rte. 2, Janesville.

The bride's white lace gown was designed with fitted bodice, long sleeves and peter pan collar. A braided pearl tiara held her fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of white pompoms and roses.

As maid of honor for her sister, Miss Carol Powell was attired in a salmon pink net formal with matching jacket. White pompons wee in her bouquet. As bridesmaids, the Misses Leona Frank and Carmen Krueger wore aqua net formals and carried white carnations and red roses.

Joan Schultz was flower girl and Curtis Traxler, the bridegroom's brother, ring bearer.

Gary Traxler was his brother's best man and ushers were Richard Powell and James Traxler, the couple's brothers.

Kenneth Babcock sang "Because" and  The Lord's Prayer. 

Two hundred attended the reception in the church basement where pink and white carnations decorated the tables.

After a northern Wisconsin honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Traxler will live at 413 N. Terrace St. The bride attended Milton Union High school. Her husband, a 1957 graduate of Milton Union High school, is employed at the Chevrolet plant.


Janesville Daily Gazette
May 31, 1958, pg. 10

Otis Wheeler, 70, of Youngstown, Ohio, former industrial arts teacher in Janesville, died May 22 after a short illness.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wheeler, he was born Oct. 13, 1887 in Johnstown Center. He moved to Langlade County in 1902 with his parents and was graduated from Antigo High School in 1908. He attended Stout Institute, Menomonie. He was married in 1910 to Ruth Thomas, who died in 1942. In 1944 he was married to Myrtle Otis, Antigo.

Mr. Wheeler taught schools in Janesville, Tracy, Minn., and Churchill, Ohio, where he retired two years ago because of ill health. He was a member of the Churchill Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Kenneth, of Bellingham, Wash., and Donald of Seattle; three grandchildren; two brothers, Howard, of Kansas City, Kan., and a twin, Willis, of Antigo.

Funeral services were held at Antigo May 25. Burial was in the Antigo Cemetery.


Southtown Economist, Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, June 01, 1958 - pg. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Kendrick, 8730 S. Halsted st., are announcing the approaching marriage of their daughter, Lesley C. Kendrick, to Fred A Hubbard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hubbard, 3750 W. 63rd pl.

The ceremony will be performed by the Rev. Robert T. Hubbard in Kingdom Hall, Jahovah's Witnesses, 35 E. 103rd st., at 3 p.m., June 7.

Joyce Kruger and Alfred Gnojek will attend the couple. Miss Kendrick is a graduate of Calumet High school and her fiance of Lindblom High school.


The Van Nuys News, Van Nuys, California
October 21, 1958 - pg. 15

HATCH: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Hatch, 11157 Haskell Ave., San Fernando, [California]


Janesville Daily Gazette
December 5, 1958, pg. 2

WHITEWATER - Mrs. Vernie Genevieve Riggs, 86, life resident of this area, died at 10:30 a.m. today in the Fort Atkinson Hospital.

The daughter of Joseph and Zella Wheeler Powers, she was born April 15, 1872, at Johnstown. She was married to Charles Riggs in 1897. He died in January 1946.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Guddell, Mrs. Thelma Culton and Mrs. Dollie Sukowski, Whitewater; and two sons, Leonard Millard, Whitewater, and James Powers, Burlington, Colo.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Skindingsrude and Lein Funeral Home the Rev. Francis Foulke officiating. Burial will be in Hillsdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home late Suday afternoon and evening.


Greeley Daily Tribune, Colorado
June 25, 1959, pg. 5

(photo and caption)
Miss Roseliea LaVern Ragsdale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Ragsdale of Colorado springs, and George LeSatz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve LaSatz of 1503 12th Ave., exchanged marriage vows Thursday at 3 o'clock in Shove chapel at Colorado Springs.

The Rev. arthur Pierpoint officiated at the double ring ceremony. Mrs. Harold Schlegel was organist and Phil Carlson sang O Perfect Love and O Lord, Most Holy.

Baskets of white and coral pink gladiolus, candles and palms decorated the chapel.

The bride was attired in a floor length gown of egg shell delustre satin, with chapel train and bodice of handmade imported Alencon lace, beaded with tiny seed pearl. The gown had a sweetheart neckline and elbow length sleeves.

The bride's veil of illusion was held in place by a petal-shaped cap of satin and lace, edged with pearls. She carried a bouquet of white glamellias, faintly tinted with pink.

Miss Rachael Ragsdale, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Her gown was of deep coral taffeta. She wore a picture hat and pumps to match and carried a bouquet of light coral glamellias.

The bridesmaids, Miss Nancy Ragsdale, sister of the bride, Mrs. James E. Ragsdale, her sister-in-law, and Mrs. Earl Austen, were dressed alike in figured taffeta princess gowns of light and dark coral. Their picture hats and shoes were of darker coral and their bouquets of deep coral glamellias.

Steve LeSatz Jr. of Greeley, a June graduate of the University of Denver, served his brother as best man. Ushers were Ralph Meyer of Phoenix, Ariz., Jean Nix of Gill, brothers-in-law of the groom, and George Babich of Colorado Springs.

The reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, 100 attending. Guests from a distance included Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Meyer of Phoenix, brother-in-law and sister of the groom, Mrs. Maurine Medcalf of Monroe City, Mo., and Miss Rosalie Brown of Glendale, Calif., both aunts of the bride.

For traveling, the bride changed to an aqua sheath and white accessories. The couple will reside at Roseburg, Ore.

The bride is a graduate of Colorado Springs high and received her AB degree from Colorado State College. She was affiliated with Pi Kappa Sigma, social sorority, Mrs. LeSatz will teach theird and fourth grades at Roseburg in the fall.

The groom was graduated from Greeley high and received both his AB and AM degrees from CSC. Last year, he was basketball coach and taught mathematics in the junior high at Glide, Ore., and this fall will be a member of the Glide High school faculty.


Ackley World Journal, Ackley, Iowa
October 8, 1959, pg. 10


Guy L Hatch was born in Ackley August 30, 1892, the third child of Emily and Clarence Hatch. He attended the Ackley schools, graduating in 1911. He taught in the rural schools for two years, then went to Detroit, Michigan, where he was graduated from a Manual Training School.

He returned to Ackely and taught in the school here four years. He also taught in Girard, Kansas; Lake Benton, Minnesota; and El Centro, Calif. He taught many years in El Centro and retired in 1958, moving to San Clemente, California.

He is survived by two brothers, Verne and Will of St. Louis, and two sisters, Mrs. Theda Eisiminger of Albia and Miss Luella Hatch of Ackley.

Funeral services were held Friday in San Clemente.


Wisconsin State Journal
Madison, Wisconsin, June 30, 1960, pg. 8

Defrauding a Lodging House, Theft, and Disorderly Conduct
Curtis Georgeson, 25, no permanent address, $125 or 40 days.

John Georgeson, 25, no permanent address, $25 or 10 days.

Disorderly Conduct
Nancy Rose Powell, 19, no permanent address, $50 or 15 days.


Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado
July 10, 1960, pg 71

William H. Halapoff of Pasadena, whose marriage to Miss Nancy Ragsdale, 2660 Chelton Rd. is planned for July 12, arrives today, accompanied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Lawrence of Altadena, Calif.

Miss Glenda Waters of Monte Vista, former classmate of the bride-elect, will arrive Monday, and will be in charge of the guest book at the reception.

The rehersal dinner will be held Monday evening at the home of Miss Ragsdale's aunt, Mrs. LaVern Blackmore, 1411 N. Nevada Ave.

Mr. and Mrs. James Ragsdale of Santa Barbara and Mr. and Mrs. George LeSatz of Roseburg, Ore., brother-in-laws and sisters of Miss Ragsdale, will be unable to attend. Mr. and Mrs. LeSatz are the parents of a little son, Stephen Richard, age two weeks.


Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado
July 17, 1960, pg. 8

The First Presbyterian Church was the scene of the wedding of Miss Nancy Ragsdale and William E Halopoff at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. Dr. Howard E. Hansen performed the ceremony, and Mrs. Theo Fenlon at the organ played Mendelssohn's wedding march. Eugene McCleary sang Bohn's "Calm As The Night" and Malotte's "The Lord's Prayer."

The altar was decorated with large baskets of cream and yellow gladioll and lighted by candelabra.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Ragsdale of 2660 Chelton Rd. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Lawrence of Altadena, Calif.

Mr. Ragsdale escorted his daughter to the altar and gave her in marriage. Her floor length gown of eggshell delustre satin was fashioned with chapel train, and bodice of Alencon lace, with sweetheart neckline and elbow sleeves, and delicately beaded with tiny seed pearls and iridescent sequins.

Her veil of illusion was held in place by a petal-shaped cap of satin and lace edged with pearls. She carried a bouquet of ivory glamellias and stephanotis.

Miss Judith McCormick was maid of honor, wearing a gown of pale yellow silk organza over taffeta, with matching shoes and flowered hat, and carried a bouquet of deeper yellow carnations and stephanotis. Miss Rachel Ragsdale, sister of the bride and Miss Julie Smith as bridesmaids wore similar dresses in radiant aqua silk organza over taffeta, with matching shoes and small flowered hats. Their bouquets were of pale yellow carnations and slephanatis.

Charles Hill attended the bridegroom as best man and ushering were Thomas Bright and Steve LeSatz.

The bride's mother wore a draped gown of lavender silk organzea with smoke-gray accessories. The bridegroom's mother wore a beige silk print suit with beige accessories.

Miss Rosalie Brown and Mrs. Lavern Blackmore, aunts of the bride, served at the reception which was held in the Margaret Honnen Parlor of the church. Also serving were Mrs. S. J. LeSatz, Miss Teri Jo Peterson and Miss Judy Peterson.

The couple left for Pasadena, Calif., where they will make their home, stopping en route at Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyons. The bride chose for her honeymoon trip a smartly styled Copenhagen-blue cupioni dress with taffeta ribbon hat and white accessories.

Guests from other cities included the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Lawrence of Altadena, Calif., Miss Rosalie Brown, aunt of the bride from Glendale, Calif., Miss Glenda Waters of Monte Vista, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. S. S. LeSatz, Steve LeSatz, Charles Hill and Thomas bright, all of Denver.

The bride attended Colorado State College, at Greeley for one year and is now a student at Los Angeles State Colege where she plans to complete her education.

The bridegroom attended Occidental College, Los Angeles and is employed in the business offices of the Ford Motor Co. in Los Angeles. He completed two years of service in the Armed Forces in February, 1959.


Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado
October 25, 1960, pg. 1


Richard H. Ragsdale, 2660 Chelton Rd., principal of the Edison School, died Monday at a local hospital. He was one of the best known of Colorado Springs teachers and was formerly principal of the Midland and Whittier Schools.

Mr. Ragsdale was born in Shelbina, Mo., Aug. 21, 1907. He held an A.B. degree from Northeast Mo. State Teachers College. Kirkville, Mo., and an M.A. degree from the University of Mo. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Blue Key Honorary Fraternity and the Charter Association.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Zella Ragsdale, Colorado Springs; three daughters, Miss Rachel Ragsdale and Mrs. William Halopoff, both of Pasadena, Calif., and Mrs. George LeSatz, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a son James E. Ragsdale, Santa Barbars, Calif.; a sister Maurine Medcalf, Monroe City, Mo;, and a grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Dr. Howard E. Hansen, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.


Capital Times
December 28, 1960, Madison, Wisconsin, pg. 2

Curtis A Georgeson, 108 N. Pinckney St., and Nancy R Powell, 208 King St.


Wisconsin State Journal
January 6, 1961, pg. 14, Sec. 2

Worthless checks

Curtis Georgeson, 25, and Mrs. Curtis Georgeson, 20, no permanent address, both pleaded guilty and sent to jail to await sentence.


Capital Times, Wisconsin
January 31, 1961, pg. 2


Superior Court
Issuing Worthless Checks
Curtiss Georgeson, 25, and Donald G. Gilbertson, 26, both of 108 N. Pinckney St., both sentened to six months in jail. Mrs. Curtiss Georgeson, 20, of 108 N. Pinckney St., probation for one year.


Wisconsin State Journal
January 31, 1961, pg. 13

Issuing Worthless Checks
Mrs. Curtiss Georgeson, 20, of 108 N. Pinckney st., six month suspended sentence to Taycheedah home for women, placed on one year's probation; Curtiss Georgeson, 25, of 108 N. Pinckney st., sentenced to six months in the county jail, term to begin Jan. 5.


Janesville Daily Gazette
May 31, 1961, pg. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rice announce the birth of a daughter, Jill Marie, born Saturday afternoon in Edgerton Hospital. They have a son, Frank, Jr., and a daughter, Debby. Mrs. Rice and Jill came home Tuesday.


Janesville Daily Gazette
June 26, 1961, pg. 3

Mrs. Raymond Crandall

MILTON JUNCTION-Carol Ann Powell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Powell, 102 S. Second St., Milton Junction, was married to Raymond Maynard Crandall, Jefferson, Saturday afternoon at the Milton Junction Methodist Church, the Rev. Gerald Tanquist officiating.

The bride wore a gown of white ballerina nylon over taffeta with matching lace jacket and hat holding her veil. She carried red sweetheart roses.

Maid of honor, Charlotte Horn, Milton Junction, wore a yellow dress of nylon over taffeta and a small hat. Best man was Curtis Georgeson.

A wedding dinner was held at Tibbie's Indian Ford, following the ceremony.

The bride is a 1956 graduate of Milton Union High School. Her husband works at Union Upholstering Co., Jefferson. After a honeymoon in Northern Wisconsin, the couple will live in Jefferson.


Capital Times
Madison, Wisconsin, June 23, 1961, pg. 2

Son to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Georgeson, Milton Junction.


Janesville Daily Gazette
June 29, 1961, pg. 12

MILTON-MILTON JCT.-Mr. and Mrs. Curt Georgeson, Madison, announce the birth of son, Curtis Dean, born June 23, in St. Mary's Hospital, Madison. Mrs. Georgeson is the former Nancy Powell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Powell, Milton Junction.


Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado
November 8, 1961, pg 18

A new portrait photography business has been launched in Colorado Springs.

Ragsdale Portraits operated by Mr. and Mrs. James E Ragsdale, opened its studio doors last weekend at 33? 1/2 N. Nevada Ave.

Ragsdale will provide a wide variety of portrait work, specializing in weddings, babies, and children. In addition, Raagsdale, who has had wide experience in school photography, will provide portraits for graduations and solios for school annuals.

While performing all types of portrait work, Ragsdale said he would like to get away from the routine-type of portrait by providing new and dramatic lightings and backgrounds. He will also accept different lines of commercial photographic work.

He will be assisted in his work by his wife. Rosalie, who will also serve as receptionist.

The Ragsdales live at 1710 N. Circle Dr.

Ragsdale brings to his work a wide variety of photographic experience. After his graduation from Palmer High School, he attended Colorado State College. He served four years in the Air Force, during which time he was engaged in photographic work.

He served two years as photographer for "Stars and Stripes," the famous military newspaper, while stationed in Tokyo.

Later, on returning to the states, he was selected to perform the aerial photography necessary for the laying out and mapping of the Air Force Academy.

He said that he was chosen for the work because of his familiarity with the terrain from his days of deer hunting in the area.

He has continued his photographic work since leaving the Air Force and has served for four years as laboratory supervisor for a local photographic laboratory.

Rounding out his wide experience, he completed his education in photography last June at the Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, Calif.


The Spirit Lake Beacon
August 22, 1963

Bessie L. Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hatch, was born Oct. 12, 1889 at Sioux Falls, S. D. and died Aug. 8, 1963 in Dickinson County Memorial Hospital at the age of 73 years, nine months and four days. She had been ill for about five months with cancer. She received treatment at both the local and Iowa City hospitals. At an early age she moved to Lake Park with her parents and remained there until leaving for Oregon where she taught school. On Nov. 14, 1919, she was united in marriage to William J. Lee at Pilot Rock, Ore.

She had been a member of the Royal Neighbor Lodge for many years and a member of the Christian Science church in her later years.

Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Howard Garner; three sisters, Mrs. Lynn Clark, Sr. of Lake Park, Miss Ruth Hatch of Jefferson, Iowa, and Mrs. Maude Radcliffe of Inglewood, Calif.; a brother Wallace L. Hatch of Omaha, Neb.; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Aug. 10, 1963 at the Harpole Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Brown officiating. Interment was in Silver Lake cemetery at Lake Park. Pallbearers were A. L. Stephenson, Lynn Clark, Jr., Gerald Zahren, W. J. Delaney, Boyd McFarland and Everett Thurman.


Janesville Daily Gazette
August 7, 1964, pg. 2

Curtis Georgeson, 29, a Janesville construction worker, pleaded guilty Thursday in Criminal Court to being one of two men who slugged and robbed a 66-year-old Sun Prairie farm worker early Wednesday near Truax Field.

Judge William Buenzli ordered Georgeson sent to Dane County jail to await a presentence investigation by the State Department of Public Welfare.

The vicitm of the attack, John Hamre, identified Georgeson who formerly lived in Madison from police photos and later in person, according to Madison detectives.

Police are still seeking the other assailant who stole $26 from Hamre and left him badly bruised in a ditch. Hamre, fearing the men would return to kill him, lay in the ditch for several hours, pretending to be dead.


Findlay Republican Courier, Ohio
November 23, 1964, pg. 22

Fostoria - Mrs. Alice Van Camp, 83, of 122 W. Fourth St., died in Fostoria City Hospital Saturday.

The daughter of Joseph and Mary (Updike) Werner, she was born at West Independence Feb. 3, 1881. She was married to Frank Beachner and he died in 1941. In 1951 she was married to Wallace Van Camp and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Joseph Wm. Beachner, Vancouver, Wash., and Karl E. Beachner, Tiffin; a daughter, Mrs. Alice McReynolds, Tiffin; a sister, Mrs. Audrey Griffith, Fairview, Ore.; nine grand-children; 21 great - grandchildren; four step-brothers and a step-sister.

Funeral services will be held in the Harrold Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Mahlon D. Wenger will officiate with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery at Tiffin.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.


Janesville Daily Gazette
June 14, 1965, pg. 1

A 4 year old Jefferson boy chased a ball into the street Saturday evening, was hit by a car and died 10 minutes after being admitted to Fort Atkinson Hospital.

The victim was Raymond Crandall Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Crandall Sr., 715 S. Center Ave.

Police officer Donald Rue said driver of the car was Dale D. Buske, 21, 141 S. Dewey Ave.

The accident occurred at 7:04 p.m. on Whitewater Avenue at the intersection with E. Racine Street, about eight blocks from the Crandall home. The boy and his mother were visiting friends in the area, it was reported.

The traffic fatality was the ninth in Jefferson County this year.

Raymond was born Sept. 25, 1961, at Fort Atkinson Hospital. His mother is the former Carol Powell.

Surviving are his parents; one brother, Michael John, 6 months; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William A Powell, Milton Junction, and his maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mildred Rice, Milton.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Minshall Funeral Home, the Rev. A. W. Malin, Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Atkinson, officiating. Burial will be in Cold Spring Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.


Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska
September 27, 1965, pg. 2


Mrs. Ida B. Ozman has received word of the death Sunday night in a Manhattan, Kan., hospital of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dwight Ozman, 42, of Junction City, Kan.

Surviving are her husband and several brothers and sisters.

Fueral arrangements are pending.


Janesville Daily Gazette
November 6, 1965, pg. 2

Footville-Mrs. Nellie Erbe, 81, former Footville resident, died at 7:20 a.m. yesterday at Caravilla after a long illness.

The former Nellie Burnett was born in the Town of Center, Rock County, Feb. 6, 1884, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Burnett, and married to Frederick Erbe in Tennessee Aug. 17, 1956. She had lived in Loves Park, Ill., 10 years before coming to Footville in 1961, and had been at Caravilla the past year.

Surviving are her husband; two stepsons, Carle Erbe, Durand, Ill., and Weslie, of Pecatonica; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Berneice Peterson, Belvidere, Ill., and Mrs. Gladys Mahan, Pecatonica; a brother, Fred Burnett and a sister, Mrs. Daisy Drafahl, both of Janesville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Chapain Funeral Home, Durand, Ill., the Rev. A. C. Onasch, St. Paul's EUB Church, officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tomorrow evening.


Wisconsin State Journal
October 24, 1968, pg. 34

Divorces Granted

Nancy R. Georgeson, 28, of 3500 Commercial Ave., from Curtis Georgeson, 33, no address given.


The Lake Park News
July 3, 1969, pg. 2

Omaha, Neb. June 23, 1969

Dear Editor, I think my subscription to the News has expired, so I am enclosing my check for $5.98 to renew it for another year. I came to Omaha 52 years ago, and have lived in the same house for 45 years. I have made occasional visits back to Lake Park, and through the News I can visit there every week. Yours truly, Wallace Hatch


Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado
August 3, 1969, pg. 86

On July 24 [1969], Mrs. William E Halopoff, formerly Nancy Ragsdale, and her two children arrived for a long visit. Halopoff, an industrial designer, flew in last week for four days.

Mr. and Mrs. George LeSatz, Scottsdale, Ariz., and their 3 children are spending the summer here while building a mountain retreat near Florissant. Mrs. LeSatz is formerly Rozella Ragsdale.

Mrs. Ragsdale's sisters, Miss Rosalie Brown and Mrs. LaVern Blackmore, have been joining the family fun too.


Waterloo Daily Courier
April 22, 1970, pg. 5


Private funeral services will be Friday afternoon for Mrs. Earl Van Valkenburg, 89, who died at 9 a.m. Wednesday of complications of her age. She died at Friendship Village where she had lived since Oct. of 1968. Mrs. Van Valkenburg previously lived with her daughter, Mrs. J.R. Holmes of 284 Sheridan Rd.

Following the services, cremation is scheduled. Interment will be at Elmwood cemetery at a later date. the casket will not be opened at any time.

She was born Madge Dunham Oct. 28, 1880, in Rock Valley, the daughter of Oscar J. and Addie Finch Dunham. She attended the Universityof Northern Iowa and taught school several years. On Jan. 15, 1902, she was married to Earl L. Van Valkenburg in Doon. Mrs. Van Valkenburg moved here in 1950, and was a member of Chpter FE of PEO, the DAR and the First Church of Christ Scientist.

Surviving besides her daughter are one sister, Mrs. Raymond Hurst of Monterrey, Calif., five grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one son, Jack, in 1963.


Wisconsin State Journal
October 6, 1971, pg. 14


Curtis A. Georgeson, 36, Marshall, and Nancy R. Georgeson, 31, Rt. 2, Marshall.


Findlay Republican Courier, Ohio
September 29, 1972, pg. 10

Fostoria - Wallace R. Van Camp, 90, of 122 W. 4th St., died Thursday in the Edgewood Manor Nursing Home.

He was born in Montoursville, PA, April 4, 1882.

Surviving are a step-daughter Mrs. Audrey McReynolds, Tiffin; step-sons, Carl Beachner, Tiffin; and Joe Beachner, Washington; and one step-granddaughter.

Mr. Van Camp was a retired custodian at the Ohio Savings and Loan Association.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Mann Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. James Garner officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Tiffin.

Visitation is from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today in the funeral home.


Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska
April 28, 1975, pg 2

Mrs. Ida M. Ozman, 92, 702 N. 8th St., died Saturday, April 26 in a Beatrice hospital. Born June 11, 1882, Ridott, Ill. In infancy resided in Pickrell area and later moved to Beatrice. Member, United Methodist Church, Pickrell. Survivors: son, Dwight of Junction City, Kan.; daughter, Mrs. Earl (Mary Evelyn) Harris of Beatrice; eight grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband and two sisters.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Harman Mortuary Chapel, the Rev. E.A. Weber. Burial: Evergreen Home Cemetery. Body in state one hour preceding services. Memorials to Geriatrics Ward of the Lutheran Hospital, Harman Mortuary in charge.


Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado
January 10, 1976, pg 2

The funeral of Miss Rosalie A. Brown will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Evergreen Park Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. John Stevens officiating. Entombment will follow with Evergreen Funeral Home handling arrangements.

Miss Brown, 3748 E. LaSalle St., died Thursday in a local hospital at 91. A Colorado Springs resident since 1921, she was born in Clarion, Iowa. She had owned the Hat and Dress Studio here for 15 years. She was a member of the Women's Club and had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church for almost 50 years.

Miss Brown is survived by a sister, Mrs. R.H. Ragsdale, and a nephew, James E. Ragsdale, both of Colorado Springs; three nieces, Mrs. Howard Birlew, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Mrs. George LeSatz, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. William E. Halopoff, San Jose, Calif., plus three other nieces and a nephew.

Honary pallbearers at her funeral will be Keith Ridrioch, Joe Hatton, Merle Larson, Griffin Caldwell, Bob Chadbourne, Edwin Million, Raymond Overcash and Donald Crowder.

Friends may call at the Evergreen Funeral Home until noon Monday. Friends may contribute to the Move-the-Pioneer Museum Fund or to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund.


Lake Park News
December 20, 1979

Graveside services were held on Dec. 10, at the Silver Lake Cemetery for Wallace Hatch of Omaha who passed away at the age of 88 years. The American Legion conducted Military rites - Rev. Biklen officiated at the service. Pall bearers were Gerald Zahren, Lynn Clark, Jr., Kenneth Boyer, Jerry Kizer, Jack Krout and Merle Krout.

Services were held in Omaha Dec. 8 at the Broeder Mortuary. Wallace was born in Sioux Falls, So. Dak. May 7, 1891. His parents moved to Lake Park when he was young and he grew to manhood there. He graduated from High school and later attended business college. He served in the First World War in the Motor Transport Division in France. He married Alice Kirby in Omaha May 23, 1925. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Cora Hatch, a brother and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife Alice, two sisters Maude Radcliffe of Mission Viejo, California and Ruth Hatch of Spirit Lake and several nieces and nephews.


The Lake Park News
August 14, 1980

Thursday, Aug. 7, Mrs. Ruby Delaney was among the relatives to attend graveside services for Mrs. Wallace Hatch of Omaha. She was buried at Silver Lake Cemetery at Lake Park. Following services the group gathered at Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Zahren's home for lunch.


The Lake Park News
November 4, 1982

Funeral services for Cecil Lynn Clark, 83, of Spirit Lake were held Monday, Nov. 1, 1982, at the United Methodist Church at Lake Park with Rev. John Davis officiating. Mrs. esther Burns, organist, accompanied Mrs. Virginia McClain as she sang "How Great Thou Art" and the congregation sang "The Old Rugged Cross." Pallbearers were John Clark, Matthew Clark, Andrew Clark, Merle Krout, Donald Breuker and Bill Zahren. Interment was in the Silver Lake Cemetery at Lake Park.

Clark was born to Maggie Fry and John Clark at Dedham, Ia., on Nov. 13, 1898. He attended school at Milford High and graduated in 1919. On March 26, 1924, he was united in marriage to Louise Hatch at Spirit Lake and to this union two children were born. Clark farmed in Excelsior township until 1965 when he retired and moved to Spirit Lake.

Cecil passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 1982, at the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his son, Lynn, and his daughter, Jana, both of Lake Park; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Wallace of Milford and Mrs. Alice Keck of Brainerd, Minn.

Clark was preceded in death by his wife, parents and one sister.

Leyson Funeral Home was in charge of the service arrangements.


Daily Herald-McHenry Co., Illinois
October 12, 1997, pg. 574

SPRING GROVE: Fred Hatch, the son of a well-off Spring Grove farmer, came back from the University of Illinois with some high-falutin' ideas. Instead of storing cattle feed in underground spaces as was the custom at the time, Hatch wanted to try building an upright, above-ground storage building. The reason? Underground bins tended to rot the grains. According to reports kept by the McHenry County Historical Society, Fred's father, Lewis Hatch, took some convincing but eventually agreed to try it out. And in October of 1873, the world's first silo was born.


Chicago Tribune News
June 30, 2005

William Hamil Ogden, 78, Renowned Illinois golf pro
June 30, 2005|By Charles Sheehan, Tribune staff reporter.
The legacy of golfer William Hamil Ogden could have been written in the scoring records he set, his numerous Illinois PGA titles and the number of major tournaments in which he played.

Yet most say it is not inscribed on trophies or scorecards. Rather, his legacy can be found among the two generations of golf pros, Mr. Ogden's proteges, who are gathering this week to honor their teacher.

Mr. Ogden, 78, the head golf pro at North Shore Country Club in Glenview for more than four decades, died Friday, June 24, in his Indian Wells, Calif., home of cancer. Mr. Ogden turned pro in 1950 and took a job at North Shore Country Club the next year, said his daughter, Shelly Ogden Sage. At one point, he was the head pro at five clubs at the same time. It was an era when some of the best golfers held jobs as club pros during the summer and played the winter tour professionally, said Tim O'Neal, the head pro at North Shore. It was while he was at North Shore that Mr. Ogden began building an impressive resume as a competitor.

Mr. Ogden competed in more than 30 major championships, including three Masters, according to the Illinois PGA Golf Hall of Fame, which inducted him in 1990. He qualified 14 times for the U.S. Open and made the 36-hole cut at the Western Open five times and tied for eleventh there in 1963. Mr. Ogden won 18 Illinois section titles and is the only golfer to win the state Grand Slam: the Illinois Open, PGA Medal Play, PGA Match Play and the Assistants Championship (1953-1954). He was the Illinois PGA Player of the Year a record six times.

He was admired by club pros and legendary golfers alike, though reluctantly during the 1956 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Championship at Cypress Point. With winds blasting over the notorious par-3 16th, which required a long carry over a finger of the Pacific Ocean, Mr. Ogden was in a foursome that included the legendary Ben Hogan. Many pros laid up short of the green, but , Mr. Ogden pulled a 3-wood from his bag and slammed the ball into the wind, dropping it gently to the green with the Pacific Ocean churning just to the right. As witnesses recounted, Hogan turned to Mr. Ogden and said, "That's the most stupid dang shot I've ever seen in my life," before he pulled out his own 3-wood and dropped his ball safely onto the back of the green.

But it was at the pro shop where Mr. Ogden made his mark in golf. His reputation as a careermaker brought legions of aspiring pros to his door. Many of his students are now head pros at courses from California to Florida. "He really cared about his boys," said his daughter. "He had me and my sister, but all of these guys were sons to him. He didn't just teach them to be pros, he taught them about life." Mr. Ogden retired in 1994.

On Wednesday many former students were heading to Southern California to honor Mr. Ogden, including O'Neal and Sam Chapman, head pro at Blaketree National Golf Club in Montgomery, Texas. "He was not just a player, not just a teacher and not just a club pro. He was all of those things and he did it all at a very high level of excellence," O'Neal said. Mr. Ogden's reputation for breeding talent was so great, golf clubs came to consider the pro shops where he worked as farm systems for future talent. A word from Mr. Ogden often meant a long, successful career. Former assistants never forgot it. "It's a tribute to what a great person he was," Chapman said. "There are quite a few of us, from Palm Springs, Chicago, all over, that are traveling today to honor that."

Mr. Ogden is also survived by his longtime companion, Mary Warrick; another daughter, Lori Ogden Moore; three sisters, Patricia Hagan MacDonald, Margaret Parker and Jacqueline Butler; and his former wife, B.J. McDougall Ogden.

Services will be held Thursday in Palm Desert, [Riverside Co.] Calif.


The Gazette Xtra", Janesville, Wisconsin, Monday, Oct. 27, 2008.

Arlene G. Powell, 90, of Milton, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Mercy Hospital after a short illness. She was born on March 22, 1918, in Whitewater, WI, the daughter of the late Merle and Mildred (Snyder) Rice. Arlene attended school in Milton. After school she married William Powell May 20, 1936; he died on Dec. 12, 1994. Arlene was a stay-at-home mother. She loved to have her children and grandchildren stop in at her house. She enjoyed baking, crosswords and playing cards. She liked when people would stop in to just visit. Arlene was a member of the Milton United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her three daughters: Carol Crandall of Watertown, WI, Nancy Georgeson of Marshall, WI, and Ruth Grady of Janesville; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis (Marvin) Schultz of Milton; and a brother, Frank Rice of Janesville. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mildred; son, Richard; an infant son; grandson, Raymond Crandall; and brother, Alvin Rice.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at the Whitcomb-Lynch-Albrecht Funeral Home, Milton, with Rev. Patrick Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Whitewater, WI. Visitation time will be on Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Whitcomb-Lynch-Albrecht Funeral Home, Milton, and from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.


Trevino-Smith Funeral Home
Curtis Dean Georgeson
June 23, 1961 - September 18, 2011

Curtis Dean Georgeson 50 of Bedias passed from this life Sunday September 18, 2011 in the College Station Medical Center. There are no services scheduled at this time.

Curtis was born June 23, 1961 in Madison, Wisconsin to Curtis Elvin and Nancy (Powell) Georgeson. He enjoyed sports and camping, and had a deep love for his wife Angie.

He is preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.

Survivors include his wife Angie Georgeson of Bedias; mother Nancy Georgeson of Wisconsin; four brothers and three sisters-in-law Carl and Kelly Georgeson of Madison, Wisconsin, Steve and Donna Georgeson of Cambridge, Wisconsin, Scott and Barbie Georgeson of Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Randy Georgeson of Marshall, Wisconsin; one sister Roxann and Otto Degler of Waterloo Wisconsin; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.


Southtown Economist
June 1, 1958, pg. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Kendrick, 8730 S. Halsted st., are anouncing the approaching marriage of their daughter, Lesley C. Kendrick, to Fred A. Hubbard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hubbard, 3750 W. 63rd pl.

The ceremony will be performed by the Rev. Robert T. Hubbard in Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses, 35 E. 103rd st., at 3 p.m., June 7.


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