The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, May 3, 1906
WARREN TOWNSHIP NEWS:
MRS. NANCY E. THROCKMORTON, a well known pioneer of this township, died at her home on Friday of last week at 6 p.m. in the seventy-eighth year of her age. She was an invalid for the last forty years of her life, a victim of chronic rheumatism, and for the last thirty-five years unable to walk. For the last three or four months she has been utterly helpless, scarcely able to raise her hand or turn her head. This item is not intended to be her obituary; others far more competent will write that. This writer desires to say that he is glad he was acquainted with MRS. THROCKMORTON; that he and his family were so fortunate as to have her and her family for their next door neighbors for almost thirty-eight years. She was so fulll of sympathy and loving kindness and so generous; never an unkind word from her lips of anyone. Hers was a life of suffering, but she endured all with joy, thankful she could be a good neighbor and kind friend even in great affliction. Peace to her remains.
A young man named JACOBS, whose home is in Smith County, Kansas, began work this week for MR. DUCKWORTH. He is the son of ALLEN JACOBS who was one of Lucas County's pioneers and well known here twenty or twenty-five years ago.
FRANK CONNER and his family visited with his brother, MARION CONNER last Sunday.
LEANDER MOORE had his hand pretty badly hurt, a patch of skin scraped from the back of it the size of a silver quarter. An old cow did it with her foot while he was milking her.
ALBERT GEORGE of Derby, carried the mail for a few days for SAM BROCK. SAM was suddenly called to Seymour to attend the funeral of his father who died suddenly with cancer of the stomach.
Many of the farmers here abouts are beginning to use cream separators -- hand power. This means milking all the milk from the cows and feeding the calves skimmed milk. It also means a tedious old job every night and morning and the separator which is a machine, and has some delicate parts, liable to get out of order. And dear brethren, don't forget that you may do all the work of the dairy business if you want to but somebody else -- the beef trust perhaps -- will get all the profits of your business. It has been thus for a long time and will continue thus under existing conditions.