Tuesday, February 1, 1944

Ringgold County Bulletin

Location: Mount Ayr, Iowa

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Ringgold County Bulletin (Newspaper) - February 1, 1944, Mount Ayr, Iowa R I G 0 L D C 0 U Jl t Y B U L L E T I N THE OLD RINGGOLDER, ITEMS Eva Price "Adams reports 'sunshine in Albuquerque, where she is taking car'e'-of her grandchildren. Her son, Sherman, is in the South Pacific, Loi_s is teaching' in Denver, Alma in Cali- and Olive is working in a fense plant at Hill Utah. Everett1 Adams, who was compelled to' go south because of his health, js at work in an aircraft plant at TULSOII, Ariz.' Nellie Armstrong enjoys reading the Bulletin and unselfishly sends them on to. her friends in other, places who also appreciate hearing from their friends in their native Ringgold coun- tyl'We hope others will emulate her example. Ida Collins Ashenhurst, of Milwau- kee, not only takes and reads the 'Bulletin, but also subscribes for Mrs. Josephine Pollock of Bedford. '-James M. Bailey sends holiday .greetings to his friends from Nor- Y. Madge Baldwin is busy all the time ..with her nursing in takes to remember her friends in her native-Ringgold county. piir cousin, Nellie Bagley, of Mans field, writes of her grandsons ii the service in the Soutli Pacific, and h training in Rhode Island. We recal with pleasure a visit in her home quarter" of a century ago. Lawrence anil Kathryn' Beall -fiend greetings from their home in Cruz, Calif. We are sorry to hear of the sudden death of Kathryn's father, ice DeSarl, the last' day of the old year. Interment was at his old home in West Union, Iowa. MOUNT For Ringgolders Everywhere I L Lnura Marin Crosby and her sister, Susie Mann Cress, of Los Angeles, are daughters of the kite Isaac Mann, one of the'pioneers in the Caledonia neighborhood. sends a photograph of herself and her sister, Susie Mann Cress, taken at the recent Iowa picnic at Long Beach, which tlicii1 old neighbors will enjoy seeing. Anna Griffith Culver, of Creston, daughter of Mrs. Elsie Wyant, sends Kathryn Beall -fiend CIlI.istm.lR to the Bulletin their home in Santa ;ts ,lnj aU friends. Ken Ctirrie, whose column in.the Wenolia Index defines a pessimist as "one who starts out carrying ah umbrella, just in and an optimist as "one who knows he can borrow one if neces- sary." Mrs. J. P. Daughton, of Crcstun, a native Ringgblder, does not want to niiss a single copy of the bulletin. Bernke and Euston Davte send gooi wishes to the Bulletin and (heir friends who were schoolmates of her parenls Will Martin and Winnie Kirby, in.the 1870's. Pelt Bigelow sends Christmas "greetings. "The Bulletin is a much prized reminder of old time schoolmates. They are the ones -who seem near and dear to us as wo trave.; toward the setting Jennie Whitcomb Rollenbacher writes of her memories of school days nnd of her appreciation of the Christ- mas greetings received from Gum Kirby, also from Homer Foster's daughter with a photograph of her Hltlc girl, which her friends tell her "has Jennie's eyes." Shu Is homesick to come tn the next reunion which we hope she will do. Henry Clay Deard reminds his-'class- niates of the Mount Ayr high school class of. 1594 of their jubilee anni- -versify of their graduation this com- :3iig May. Agnes Tmus Cunningham, of Ulakes- of the dcatlrof her broth- er, Day Ithus of'Spokane, the first dc.ath of any of her brothers and sis- ters. Christmas greetings of Mrs. Kos- anna A. Uradfield, author of "Early Dawn in Ilinggold are grale- fully appreciated, also a New Year's call in January from her son, J. C. Bradfield, of DCS Mr. iivad- ficld plans to visit his jMt'ier at her home with his sister in LnJiiiitn, Colo., on her ninetieth birthday ar.ni- -vc'rsary. Dillie Patterson Punis writes from Stockton, Calif., of her interest in the account of the ninetieth birthday party of Mrs. A. W. George. She was Ed H. Dick, who used to cut'ourhah occasionally in Redding fifty year and later in Diagonal, writes tha when the war is over he will close hi barber shop in Sail Diego and visi his old friends in HinKgold countj Wo very much hope this will briri him to the eightli annual'Ilinggolde reunion July 20. Many of his-ol friends here have gone to their re ward, but 'those of us who-are. Eli here will, give-him a cordial wclcom and' Smitn Dicke whom we knew well in their scho days in years ago, sent.hnlida greetings from Houston, Texas. Vi hope to see them again some eith- er in Iowa or Kansas. Living over.ihe old days again will make us all'feel younger. Nora Shafer Diukcl, who is both housekeeper and school teacher near Woodward, scrnis best wishes to her friends and relatives here. She.never rests easy except when she is taking good care of sonic one. Robert Dinkel and family send lioli- July 20 Mount Ayr, Iowa _ Sixty-five Deaths. '.'The .iiingROld County Bulletin is compelled :to chronicle 'Hie 'deaths 'of more Ringgolders in the February number th.an.oyer before, and is unable to publish more than a few of them. The following are the names of those of whom we.have knowledge tip until the Inst of January. We: hope to lie able to v publish further accounts in next number "of the Bulletin. William' Thomas liaker, born Au- gust 19, 1849, died December 3, 1943. Perry 13. Hassinger, born April 0, 1365, died November 30, 19-13. Mrs. John Denso'n, born 1802, died nuary 8, Elizateth Ann i, born Deccin- r 6, 18W, <lied January 3, 1944. Kenneth Bush, died February 1 E.; of Rawlins at Las Vegas, Nov., Jan- 100, died December 21, 1913: Her father, Joseph -Emery Clark wrn .July 20, 1850, died .Ucccinbc 3, 1943: "Doth buried at Jamestown Charles W. Cook, born 18CS, dici ccember 27, 1913. Hichard L. Cook, born 180G, dic January, V 1880, died January C, 1944. Dr. Arthur E. Jessup, born Novem- er 15, 1859, died'January 12, 1944. Mrs. Robert D. Johnston, born.Jurie- 4, 1875, died January 20; 1944. Mrs. Laura Haird Judy, born De- ember died January Mrs. Uoldie Shields Kimball, born April 1, 1912, died December 9, Charles M. King, born November 9, 1804, died December Arthur. L. Lcsan, born November 22, 1855, died December 28, J913. .William Link, born" September 47, 1854, died January II, 1944. Charles Albert McClitrg, born Jan- uary 3, 1876, died November 1, 1943. Bird H. McConncll, born August 1878, died January 12, 1941. John Franklin McGehee, born June 25, 1870, died January 22, 1944. Daniel E. Maloney, born 18G5, died January 13, 1944, at Hot Springs, rk. Mrs. Ivy Short Menclcnliall, born. January.S, 1872, died.January, Sharon Rose Merritt, born and died December IS, 1943. Mrs. Thomas J. Miller, born Febru- ary 2, 1872, died December 17, 1943, at Pueblo, Colo. Burial at Maple, Row cemetery at'Kellerton. William W. Moffatt, born July 27, ISiiri, died December 24, 1943. Mrs. Hannah Morrison, bom Feb- ruary 18, 18C5, died January .10, 1944. Sarah Josephine Necdham, born Februarv 15, 1S57, died January 13, 1944. Viola Shawler Nickles, bom October 21, 186G, died January 10, 1944. Dessic Darlington Ovcrholser, died January 27, 1944, at Eldorado, Kan. John" Edwin" Policy, born January 3, 1912, died December 28, 1913. Rebecca Campbell Powell, born April 1C, 1859, died November 17, 19-13. Wilbur Powers, died Portland, re. Frank Rainey, born Novemlicr 29, 877, died printer 21, 1943, at East Wenatchce, Wash. Mrs. F.lvio Haddon Richards, born anuary 27, 1859, died November 21, 943. John Orville Richardson, died No-. day greetings from to all old ll member of Mrs.' George's Sunday ty. friends in their native d coun- While recovering from injuries l member o Mrs. eorges unay school class in 1G89 when she was a I iece_iycd wheii he was building brKlgcs third grader in the Mount Ayr school. Mrs. Burns visited in the summer of 1942 in Colorado with old Ringgolder friends, the John Pottorlf family at 1.itnnr, Edward PUlnmn and Mrs. Jim in Alaska, Robert is again at but not in such a strenuous and dan- gerous job. Esther Wallace Dinon, of Lenox, has gratitude for information and 1.itnnr, Edward PUlnmn ami airs. Jim our gratitude lor iniornmiion aim McCormick at Canon City, and the photographs of her fellow worker in John Cooper family at Coaldale. They musical circles and our mutual friend, hope tn visit Ringgold county again F'oglc, of Wintcrset, formerly as'soon as the wa.r is ended. Mrs. Norman Case, ot Fresno, Calif., the daughter of our childhood play- mate, Lillie Brown Kalslnn, and grand- daughter of the Rev. William Hrown, founder of the United .Presbyterian church in-Mount Ayr, and in old Eu- gene and Tinglcy, kindly sends Christ- inas greetings to the Ringgold Coun- ty Bulletin in memory of her mother. A letter front Fannie Coehran Chip- chase, another of our childhood ]ilay- matcs.in Jlount Ayr, brings the sad news of the death on July 24 of her husband, Henry G. Chipchase. He was born in Guelph, Canada, May 17, 1S59, and had been an invalid for some years. They visited Fannie's old home at the Ringgolder reunion a few years ngo, and Fannie's childhood friends were very glad to welcome both of them. Cpl. Kenneth E. Colton, of Slate Historical Department, sends greetings from Camp Phillips, Kan. where he is serving in the army dur ing the war. We all hope that victor; will soon come and that ho will sooi be back in his life work iifhistorica research and writing. Luella Shafer Cooper sends a smal photo of a family gathering of fioni twenty or more people held in Dcnve on Christinas, 1938. H was taken abou two months before, the death of he father, James William Shafer, an shows a large number of the member of the Shafer and Dreifzler familic who came to Ringgold county in th early fifties. She encloses a faded an nouncement of an educational galhe ing to be held April 20, 1831, at th Ooshen school house. The program on (lie other side of the sheet is so farted that we cannot read it. We hope Mrs. Cooper can bo here next July 20 at the. eighth annual Hinggoldei- "Reunion. Laura Mann Crosby, a pupil in the Caledonia school in the days of yore, Diagonal Prof. a pub- spi ritetl woiJtcr in cvcrj- ause, not only in music but in .ij-, us we can testify in our uclivHies in the fiiiit World Wnr. Our cousin, Hilda Dublc, of Fnrm- Death of Oldest Native. for some years his health, has been v frail to permit him to leave hi Arthur L. T.esan, son of David A. mlcrest mlivc Lesan, w.is born A county never wavered. His last lettei uei-22, in what is now on ni'ccmher 14 enclosing a pholi ship He grew to manhood began teaching school at 17 yeai-s of 2Z ms sendins Christ and was married February greetings to the publisher of the to Margaret Luella O b s 10, liert Koo Helen" to his derlth' which the Rhoadcs Fu ncral Home December 28, conducted 1 >r, the Rev. Frank Moon. his wife an 1 ngton, writes of very colil and 30 inches of ?uow before hanksgiving which is quite a con- rast to our fine November and De- weather. (Continued on page two.) iud from that time .was connected -emter 28, 1943. -Clias. W. Sage, born June 9, 1853, licil November 23, 1041 Samuel Shafer, of Lenox, dieil Jan- lary 29, 1944. Harry Simpson, born 1868, died No- vember 13, 1943. DeU Holmes Sullivan, bom Febru- ary 24, November Frarik Edward Summers, horn May 10. 1903, died January 3, 1944. Edgar Ii. Wall, died December 14, 1943, at Long lieacli, Calif. Samuel L. Warden, burn Jnmi.iry 1, ISM, died November 21, 1913. Angus While, horn February 17, .ISfil, died Novemlicr 21, On- n. White, 1887, died No- ivember 30, 1913. I Mrs. D. Garfield Wilson, born July 1S7I, dicil November 5, 1943, at Salem, Ore. E. Wright, born March 31, 1804, died January 9, 191 I. Drilling Sloppi'd. Oil drilling operations were conclud- ed last week on the Turner farm in I.olt-s Creek township after reaching n depth of approximately feet. Re- sults: Yon can guess too. Following a month's drilling ac- tivity, the well was sealed, the one- hundred-foot, tower dismantled and I with other equipment removed from j the site. During the progress of the [drilling, geologists mndc inspections j intermittently. The dcgrc-e of success lest1 tvjuiiuii towiiship, 'lied 3. at the home of Ins daughter Mr, records show, he is the fifth to hold that record, having been born Novem- 1855, at Lesanville in what is now 'Poe township. His four prede- cessors -were Manoah Schooler, com- monly known as Mac, born in }S4G, monly known as Mac, born in 1846, me lamny Mrs. Hurnion maiden to Jefforson Howard Townseml, near deal-field, lie was born August 19, 1S49, in Somer- set, Ky., the sou of Steven and Kar.ih linker. After the death of his father, the family came in 1SC4 with ox team William Doser, former mayor of Kellerton, has been a resident of Ring- gold county since childhood, and has lived on his farm adjoining Kellerton for many years. In his boyhood ho was a pupil of Kannie Palmer Wilcox who succeeds the )3te_ Anna Durke Howdle as director at large of the Ringgold County Historical Society. Mr. Doser is the Athens township di- rector of the society. mber of papers until failing health of both himself and Mrs. Lesan caused them to enter the I. O. O. F. home at .Mason City. His three children learned the printer's trade in the Twice-a-Wcefc News office When they m oved t o Mount Ayr they transferred tlieir membership from the Jtfithodis: church at Tjesanville to that in Mount Ayr, where he became a member o! the official board and an active works in both church and Sunday pc-hool Mrs. Lcsan died in 1031, less than twc years after they entered the T. 0. 0 home. Arthur continued his donee in the home, 1ml occasional! 'made visits to Mount Ayr, where h maintained his legal residence an .his nicmbcr.ship in church and lofig ime was Bonner, Mrs. Elijah Camp-, ell, whose mniden name wns Bird, ami L..C. Wible, whose maiden nariiR Arrnstrong, Ailbur, at different imes, has lived a few year.-i nutside f the county, but most of his life his lomo hns'becn in Poc township or in Cellerton' or Mount Ayr, During this ast ten yoar.s or more that lie has been n the I. 0. O. F. home at Mason City, iis legal residence and voting place ias been in Mount Ayr. He has nnt iad good health at any time in his ife, but his exemplary habits, his steady industry, his cheerful outlook on life, his friendliness nnd his Chris- tian faith, have enabled him in his more than 87 years to accomplish more in the world than most able >odied men in the same length of time. He was in early life for years a Bchool teacher nnd was at various times in charge of stores himself cr others. Later bib time was given largely to the newspaper business Tor himself and others, both his sons hav- ing from boyhood been in that busi- ness. He was probably the most ex- perienced and reliable newspaper can- vasser Kinggold county ever produc- ed. His accuracy, faithfulness, hones- ty and friendliness cnnbled him lo rover the same fields year after year increasing returns. until 1934. lie was marrici January 1, 1871, lo Clara licthlchem Klick, who preceded him in death June 3, 1934. Since that lime he has made nis home at the home of his daugh- ter in Grant township. He was a mem- ber of Ihe Uaptist church and also of Ihe Odd Fellow lodge. Funeral ser- vices were on Sunday afternoon in the Methodist church, conducted by the Rev. G. Watterson, of Clear- field. Interment was made in the Knowlton cemetery, near the farm which had been his home nearly all of his long and useful life. Torn Baker was probably the oldest man in King- gold county at the time of his death, and hnd lived on the same farm more vcnrs any one now living in the county. He was a man who had the The first entry in ledger was made respect and love of his neighbors. His July 14, 1857, when the store was seven children are Mrs. 1-Mfleta Dun- by Henry Crabb ft Co., although can of Mitchell, -S. D., Emmet, Harold] Mr. Crabb was not the original pro- and Mrs. Golda Uutt of Xewlierg, priclor. kiter the store was owned James of loin, Kan., Willard of Iliag- by Timothy Harroun, whose son, onal, Mrs. Flossie Tuwnrend of Clear- Arthur Harroun, now of Clcarfield, field! Three nephews, Orville Hakcr of; is doubtless the oldest living pupil Guy L. Todd, a fourth generation Ringgolder, proprietor of a hardware store ihut has been in business con- tinuously longer than any other mer- cantile business in Rinjjgold county. 'of tlic Mount Ayr public school, in Wichita, Avalo linker of Kirigman an

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