Burlington Hawk Eye
Burlington, Des Moines co. Iowa
February 1, 1849
The citizens and friends of the Rev. James G. Shinn are respectfully invited
to attend said party as his residence on the hill, on Wednesday evening,
February 7th, 1849. By order of the Ladies Sewing Society of the
Presbyterian Church of Burlington.
The citizens of Burlington are invited to meet at O.L. Palmer's School room,
over Luke Palmer's Store, on Main street, on Friday evening next, to enquire
into the expediency of establishing a Free Ferry across the Mississippi, at
All persons bound for California will meet at the Court House in Burlington
on Saturday, the 3d of February, at 2 o'clock, P.M., to take preliminary
measures to organize for that purpose.
Taken up by George Newell, residing 7 miles south-east of Wapello, Louisa
county, Iowa, seven head of year old cattle, four steers (one has since
died). The other three are red with some white, marked with a swallow-fork
in the left and an under-slope in the right ear. Appraised at $24 by Samuel
Smith and James M. Barker, before Samuel Hamilton, J.P., Jan. 8, 1849. S.M.
Kirkpatrick, Com's Clerk, Wapello, Feb. 1, 1849.
Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned, Guardian of Hannah Hughs a
minor, will on the 2d Saturday of February, A.D. 1849, present a petition to
the Court of Probate of Des Moines county, Iowa, asking for a License and
Degree of said Court authorizing her as such Guardian to sell the Real
Estate of said minor for the support and education of said minor, when and
where all persons interested may if they see proper appear and show cause,
if any they have, why said license should not be granted. Given Hughes,
Guardian, Burlington, Jan. 25, 1849.
Phoenix, Arizona Territory
February 1, 1891
W.P. Marshal, who accompanied Governor Irwin from Iowa, coming to Arizona
for his health, has been confined to his bed at the Commercial several days.
Yesterday he was feeling better, and it is hoped the warm days will work
[see the entry on Iowa Old Press, in the same paper for February 11, 1891,
detailing the death of Mr. Marshal. He was from Keokuk & a cousin of
Arizona Territorial Governor Irwin]
Phoenix, Arizona Territory
February 1, 1896
Word reached Phoenix yesterday of the death of Mrs. Matlock, mother of Rev.
W.H. Matlock, formerly of the Christian church of this city, in Iowa,
January 21. She had been a sufferer from consumption for several years, and
her death was not unexpected, although her many friends in Phoenix will
mourn her death, and all who knew her were her friends.
Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa
Thursday, February 1, 1906
The News of Iowa
Dog Devours Master's Body.
The lifeless body of Michael Carlos, a recluse, was being devoured by his
dog, "Tiger," when neighbors broke down the doors of the old man's home in
Dallas Center. With the doors and windows of his house locked Carlos had
fallen to the floor dead as he sat reading his prayer book. Imprisoned for
four or five days, possibly more than a week, the hungry dog turned his
attention to his master, ate his hands off to the wrists and tore the head
and neck from the shoulders. This was the fate of a brilliant man, who, as
far as the world was concerned, died in 1865. Carlos expected to marry a
girl in Zanesville, Ohio, at the close of the war. But when poor Carlos
went back to Zanesville in 1865, his left eye was gone and one of his jaws
bore the mark of a rebel bullet. The girl refused to marry him. Carlos set
about to forget his trouble, and for a few years it appeared that he was
succeeding. He commenced the study of law. He was admitted to the Iowa bar
and to practice in the Supreme Court. but when it came to a test, Carlos
though of the eye and jaw that had made him unhappy in 1865 and he decided
not to be seen in public. He settled down near Dallas Center. The man had
money but even if he had had nothing, his pension of $30 a month was
sufficient to keep him. In his shanty, a half mile east of town, he lived
summer and winter, eating but little and cooking what little he ate.
Girl Killed By Toy Rifle
Lucille Fleischmann, the 3-year-old daughter of Louis Fleschmann of Des
Moines, was fatally shot by a toy rifle in the hands of a playmate, the
bullet piercing the child's heart. Maddened by his bereavement, this being
the second of his children to meet a violent death within a short time, the
father rushed to the river and was only prevented from throwing himself in
by the intervention of friends.
Fire in the Hutchinson block, a three-story brick in Iowa City, did damage
to the amount of $900 in the office of Eugene Cherry, the Sanders grocery
and the Pioneer Knitting works. The origin is a mystery, as there was no
fire in the building. It was confined to a small area.
Search for Family Bible
A search for an old family Bible is being made in central Iowa, as the
location of the missing volume is necessary in closing up an estate in West
Virginia. The old book contains names and dates that are needed to prove up
the claims of the heirs, but the whereabouts of the Iowa branch of the
family has been lost and all efforts to locate any of its members have thus
far proven unavailing. The name of the family sought is Godfrey, and while
the parents may be dead it is thought possible some of the children may be
living in the State. The name of the mother was Rachel Emrick before her
marriage to William Godfrey. She was a sister of Samuel Emrick, who died
some time ago, and the supposition is the sister or some of her descendants
have the missing Bible.
M'Gregor Has a Big Fire.
The Kramer dry goods and clothing store was destroyed by fire in McGregor,
with a losss of $30,000. It is said it was fully covered by insurance.
M.N. Geske, county attorney, who had an office above, lost a library worth
$1,500, insured for $1,000. Bergman Bros. owners of the building, sustained
a loss of $12,000, with $8,000 insurance.
Hangs Himself in Hay Mow
Wm. Alt, a properous German farmer about eight miles southwest of Audubon,
committed suicide by hanging himself in his hay mow. The coroner found life
extinct when he arrived. Despondency over his condition and the loss of a
favorite daughter by consumption about eight months ago was evidently the
cause of the act.
Brief State Happenings.
-Henry Miller, a wealthy farmer, committed suicide at Waterloo by taking
-Miss Catherine Gettings, a school teacher in the public schools of LeMars,
dropped dead in her room of apoplexy.
-Securely wrapped in a telescope grip, with two small holes cut in the sides
to facilitate breathing, a baby girl, about 9 weeks old, was found by Frank
Bova of Des Moines upon the porch of his home.
-"Sleep, sleep forever." were the last words addressed to his wife by F.M.
Davie, a wealthy farmer of Dunlap as he swallowed poison. the suicide is a
brother of Representative Davie.
Here and There - Interesting News Items Gathered from Our Exchanges
Mason City has a "curfew ordinance" that forbids persons under fifteen years
of age being alone on the streets after *:30 p.m., during the winter and 9
o'clock in the summer. Parents who permit their children to violate the
ordinance are liable to a fine of $2 up to $10.
Over at Alden there is a woman who has twin boys that are so nar aloke that
the mother can hardly tell them apart. A few nights ago, after she had put
the boys to bed, she heard one of them giggling and upon asking him what
pleased him so, he said: "Oh, nothing, only you gave Jimmy two baths and I
haven't had any."
Relatives living near Iowa Falls claim in their family the six oldest living
children of one family in the United States. There are five sisters and one
brother whose ages aggregate 480 years, with an average of 80 years. Mrs.
Armarillis Perry and Mrs. Clarinda King, of Saux Prairie, Wis., are past
ninety-three years respectively; Mrs. Pheobe Ann Johnson, of Iowa Falls, is
seventy-nine years; Mrs. S.B. Percival, of Hurdsville, S.D., is past
seventy-four, and Mrs. Lucinda Hopkins, of Henderson, Neb., is seventy-two.
the only brother is Joshua Eaton, past seventy-eight, who resides at
-A.R. Taylor, of Waverly, was in town on business yesterday.
-John Vorwald, of New Viennia, visited at the home of his uncle, H.A.
Faugman, over Sunday.
-Elwood Bailiff and daughter, Frances, returned to their home in Osage
yesterday after a week's visit in Nashua.
-The Mystic Workers of the World will organize a local lodge with about 40
charter members, in the G.A.R. hall Friday evening, Feb. 9. This fraternal
insurance company was started about ten years ago and is now on a solid
basis. N.H. Christenson is the local organizer.
Robbers blew open the safe in Homrighaus & Dammerman's store at Denver,
Bremer county, on last Sunday night and $130 in money and valuable papers
taken. The safe was blown up with nitro-glycerne, and was so cleverly done
that none of the residents of the little town knew of it until the next
Infant Daughter Called
Ethel Madaline, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wait, died Jan. 26.
She was born Dec. 7, 1905. So with the very brief period of one month and
nineteen days, she opened her eyes just to get a glimpse of earth and to
feel a little of the pangs of human sufferings, and then they were closed,
to open on the more beautiful and happier things of heaven. How many of our
homes are deprived of these little loved treasures of earthly life. Jesus
calls them to himself. They, too, are the precious jewels of his kingdom,
for they, too, have been redeemed. And often Jesus says to us parents,
"Suffer them to come unto me," and in his heavenly kingdom they became
jewels of his crown.
"Like the stars of the morning,
His bright crown adorning,
They shall shine in their beauty,
Bright gem for his crown."
The services were conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wait by Rev.
Walter Piper, pastor of the M.E. church. Interment in Oak Hill cemetery.
A Powersville Pioneer Gone.
Freeland Dunning, one of the citizens of Powersville, died at his home at
that place, Monday, Jan. 28. Mr. Dunning has not been well for the past
five years, having been afflicted with heart trouble. His condition was not
considered alarming and he was confined to his bed but one day before he
died. The birthplace of the deceased was in Maine but for the past thirty
years or more he has been a resident of Powersville. During the year of
1899 he carried the mail between Powersville and Nashua, via of Prosper. He
is survived by a wife and one son, Marshall. The funeral was held from the
church in Pleasant Grove thursday and the remains were interred in the
cemetery at that place.
Accidental Shooting at Boyd
Sunday morning at the home near Boyd, Jesse Straw narrowly escaped death
from the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of his younger brother.
It appears that the boys were preparing to go hunting and the younger
brother had gone back into the house for something, Jesse coming back also a
minute later, just as the brother was opening the door. Somehow the gun was
discharged, the shot striking him near the groin in the fleshy part of the
thigh, tearing a terrible hole in it. Dr. Torpey was immediately called and
made the lad comfortable until Dr. Landon could come to assist him to patch
up the wound. If no complications set in it is thought no serious results
will follow. The boys are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Straw. -- New Hampton
Cedar Rapids Republican
Cedar Rapids, Linn co. Iowa
February 1, 1926
Owner of Beauty Parlor Now Bride of Popular Medic
Manchester, Feb. 1 -- Dr. and Mrs. Harry H. Bradley today were on a
honeymoon trip to Chicago, following their marriage here Thursday evening at
the residence of Rev. Frank Moore. Before her marriage the bride was Mrs.
Grace P. Jones. The ceremony was performed in the presence of Miss Margaret
Fischer of Vinton and C.B. Baumgariner. For several months the bride has
conducted a beauty shop here. Dr. Bradley was born and brought up in this
city. Strangely enough, Dr. and Mrs. Bradley were united in marriage on the
birthday of each.
John Kenney Honored at Rites Yesterday.
Williamsburg, Feb. 1 -- Funeral rites were held here Saturday for John
Kenney, 65, a life-long resident of Iowa county, who succumbed suddenly
after a short illness. Born in this locality, the deceased grew to young
manhood here, became affiliated with numerous business ventures, and died a
comparatively wealthy man. He was never married. Surviving are two sisters
and two brothers. Last rites were held from St. Mary's church. Scores of
relatives and friends paid the deceased a simple tribute before his remains
were lowered into a grave at St. Mary's cemetery.
The previous was transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall, also a coordinator of Iowa Old Press