The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, November 16, 1905
On Monday evening about 40 of the friends of RAY KENDALL gave him a very pleasant surprise in honor of his eighteenth birthday. The crowd assembled at an early hour bearing with them dainties for a two-course luncheon. They presented RAY with a $5 gold piece as a token of their friendship.
MISS LULU ASHMORE of Villisca visited Wednesday and Thursday with MISS MAE JENKINS.
NEIL KENDALL visited his grandparents and other relatives in Russell this week.
The High School and the teachers very pleasantly surprised MISS HATTIE WORLEY, the Assistant Principal, on Wednesday evening, it being her 23d birthday.
Thursday of this week the Gigantic sale of men's clothing at FRYER & HARKINS' opens.
MR. and MRS. FOUTCH entertained a number to dinner Monday in honor of MR. and MRS. BIRD and MR. PERRY KELSEY of Rexdale, Kansas.
MR. and MRS. G.F. DYRE and MISSES ESTELLA GREENWELL and OLA MCMURRAY of Chariton, visited Sunday at the home of MR. and MRS. P.H. STECH.
MRS. JOHN SCOTT from Leota, Kas., is visiting her mother, MRS. MARGARETTA ALDRICH.
MRS. JAS. GRAYSON spent Saturday and Sunday at JAS. HANLIN's in Chariton.
Everyone should take advantage of the cheap rates offered by the Ladies' Aid Society of the Presbyterian Church, in their "Trip Around the World", Nov. 24. The EUGENE SMITH building will be the starting point and stop overs will be allowed in Germany, Africa, China and other interesting places.
MRS. JOHN WILSON of Ottumwa visited Sunday with her sister, MRS. WM. CURTIS.
JOHN HAMILTON, was born March 13, 1827, in Ireland and came to the United States when he was 18 years of age. He was married to SARAH MCCUTCHEN in 1857, in the State of Pennsylvania. To this union were born eight children. MRS. HAMILTON died in 1872, but 6 children are still living to mourn the loss of this father. He enlisted in the 22d Regiment, Company E. of the Pennsylvania Volunteers in 1862. He came to Russell, Iowa in 1876, where he has since resided. He united with the Presbyterian Church a short time afterward. He died on November 8, 1905, at his home in Russell.
MR. and MRS. LEM MORELAND and son ROSS, of Confidence, visited over Sunday with MRS. MORELAND's parents, MR. and MRS. M.M. WESTLAKE.
The little child of MR. and MRS. GROVER FARBER of Chariton, was buried in the Russell Cemetery Friday.
MR. and MRS. JAS. JENKINS of Confidence, visited Monday with MR. and MRS. A.F. JENKINS.
MR. DUNCAN of Albia, visited Sunday with his siter, MRS. R.L. ADAMS.
MR. CREED C. CALBREATH of Confidence, transacted business in Russell Tuesday.
Elder EMMONS and MISS LULU ASHMORE, the singing evengelist returned from Confidence Saturday where they have been conducting a series of meetings.
The tenth grade of the Russell High School had a picnic Friday down on Chariton River.
MR. and MRS. R.L. ADAMS and little daugher HELEN, went to Albia Monday where they will reside.
MRS. J. MENDENHALL went to Des Moines to attend the funeral of her sister, MRS. GATES.
MESDAMES PLOTTS and METTLIN were county seat visitors Saturday.
MRS. BELLE VAN DYKE returned from Kansas City Friday where she had been visiting relatives.
S.O. BRIGHTWELL of Belle Plaine, visited at the GOODWIN home this week.
MISS MYRTLE EASTMAN came Friday from Chariton, called by the death of her uncle, WILLIAM PHIPPEN.
MR. and MRS. W. ELLSWORTH returned to their home at Alexandria, Neb., Saturday after visiting several weeks with relatives at Russell and Confidence.
MRS. NANCY RUARK returned to her home in Osceola Saturday, after a few days' visit with her mother, MRS. A. DYRE.
MR. and MRS. J. BIRD and MR. PERRY KELSEY of Rexford, Kas., came Thursday to visit relatives.
L. LINEBAUGH left Monday for his home in Marceline, Mo., after a visit of several weeks with his children here.
NELLIE WILTSEY is on the sick list this week.
REUBEN LAFOLLETT, A.J. METLIN, STANTON COOPER and RAMO BARTON went on a hunting expedition Monday.
W.G. MCKINLEY left Wednesday for Boulder, where he expects to spend the winter.
NELLIE WILTSEY left Monday for Chariton where she has accepted a position in the Fair Store.
MRS. ESTHER WERTS came Friday evening from Des Moines, where she has been visiting at the home of her son, DR. CHAS. WERTS.
MRS. JACKEY was shopping in Chriton Tuesday.
MRS. FLO GATES of the Melrose Record was transacting business in Russell Tuesday.
MR. and MRS. ELMER WESTLAKE and children of Melrose, visited Sunday at the M.M. WESTLAKE home.
WALTER MCKINLEY was a Chariton visitor Friday.
JOHN COFFMAN of Albia, was in town Friday.
MR. WILLIAM PHIPPIN died at his home south of town, Friday, November 10, of pneumonia. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Presbyterian Church and interment made in the Russell Cemetery.
J.W. PLOTTS went to Ottumwa Saturday evening.
JNO. DALE and wife moved to their new home over in Wayne County, Monday.
HENRY CHAPMAN and family are moving into Russell this week.
Friends here received the sad news of the death of MRS. NORA GRAHAM MITCHEM of Albia, on Thursday morning. MRS. MITCHEM lived for several years in Russell and has many friends here who are grieved to hear of her death.
MR. R.L. ADAMS has sold his harness shop to a Humeston man, who will move the stock to that place in the near future.
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