Lockridge, Jefferson Co, IA
January 12, 1928
- Mrs. Ed Crew of Fairfield came last Friday to spend a few days with her
daughter, Mrs. Harold Cline.
- Fred McElwee left Monday morning for the Arlo Watson home where he will do some sawing at the mill.
- Mrs. N.O. Elliott is spending a few days at the home of her sister, Mrs. E.B. Litton.
- Mr. Cloa Tilford and Mrs. Hattie Hollingworth spent last Friday at the home of their sister, Mrs. Ed. Brokken.
- Misses Macil Litton and Edith Smith were doing some sewing at the Gregg Litton home last Friday and Saturday.
- Wright Church was a business caller in Rome Monday. While there he called at the John Litton home and reports his condition about the same.
- The funeral of Henry Seaburger, whose body was sent from Minnesota, was conducted at the Union Church last Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Weston of Mt. Pleasant.
- Theron Garmoe was sawing wood at the Chester Elliott home last Thursday morning.
- Mr. and Mrs. Jim Russell who accompanied the body of their father from Minnesota, spent Wednesday evening at the D.S. Barton home.
- Mrs. N.O. Elliott and sister, Mrs. Amy Litton, spent Tuesday with Mrs. Jennie Peterson.
- Wright Church and mother, Thos. Litton and family, Mrs. Fred McElwee and son Everett were helping butcher at the Gregg Litton home Tuesday.
- Mrs. Mollie Crane entertained the Ladies Aid Society at her home last Wednesday afternoon. The meeting was a little late as some attended the funeral first but there was quite a good crowd and after the business meeting refreshments were served consisting of ham sandwiches, pickles,
Martha Washington pie and coffee. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. N.O. Elliott.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank our many neighbors and friends for their kindness and
floral gifts during the sickness and death of our mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Aronson and Mr. and Mr. Walter Carlson.
IN A LINE OR TWO
- Paul Rauscher and Earl Graf left Monday for Arizona where they hope to get work.
- Mrs. Charles Hickenbottom expects to go to Fairfield Saturday where she has employment.
- Mrs. John Pierson returned Wednesday from Des Moines where she attended the funeral of Mrs. Mabel Parris.
- Mr. and Mrs. George Unkrich of Fairfield visited Sunday afternoon with John and Amanda Erickson. They recently returned from a visit with his brother Clinton in Florida.
- The Baptist Ladies Aid will be entertained next Thursday, January 19, by Mrs. Fred Briggs and Mrs. Marshall Sharpe. The leader will be Mrs. E.C. Flood. Everybody welcome.
- Miss Hazel Clark will leave next Monday for New York where she will meet her cousin, Miss Isabelle Downs of Portland, Ore. Together they will start on a 3-months visit to Europe, Egypt and a number of other places of interest.
-L.G. Heater has traded a property in Fairfield for his property in the west end of Lockridge. Both Mr. and Mrs. Moran are working in Fairfield and will move there, while the Heater family expects to move as soon as possible.
Card of Thanks.
I wish to thank the ladies of the W.R.C. who kindly remembered me with a fine box of fruit at Christmas time. G.A. Smithburg.
PIONEER OF COUNTY DIES
Mrs. Jane Croy, a pioneer resident of this county, died Wednesday at 9 o'clock at the home of Mrs. E.M. West in Fairfield where she had been residing for the last two months. Mrs. Croy was eighty-five years of age and
has been in failing health for the past year. Funeral arrangements are awaiting word from relatives. Mrs. Croy was born June 10, 1842, in Huntington county, Pa., and was the daughter of James Park, also a resident of this county. She is survived by three children, Miss Maude Croy of
Chicago, Clarence of this city and Frank of Birmingham, Ala.
Mrs. E.P. Green of Lockridge is a sister of Mrs. Croy.
Christina Louise Anderson was born in Horn Parish, Ostergotland, Sweden, September 30th, 1839.
She was united in marriage to John Jacobson, June 23, 1864, and their matrimonial life was blessed with the birth of five children, one son and four daughters. One of the girls died in infancy, and her husband passed away March 18, 1895.
The family came to America in 1868 and located in the community of New Sweden, Iowa.
Mrs. Jacobson was converted in her early youth and together with her husband united with the New Sweden M.E. Church August 14, 1881, of which she has been a faithful member.
Since the death of her husband she made her home with her son, Victor Jacobson, at New Sweden until about fourteen months ago, when she went to live with her youngest daughter, Mrs. Elmer Hollander, at Birmingham, Iowa, from where she passed peacefully away to her heavenly home last Sunday afternoon, January 8, 1928, at the ripe old age of 88 years, 3 months and 8 days.
She is survived by four children; one son, Victor Jacobson, New Sweden, three daughters, Mrs. Mina Hillman, Paonia, Colo; Mrs. Alice Zevaral, Cedar Rapids, Iowa ,and Mrs. Elmer Hollander, Birmingham, Iowa; fifteen grand
children; twelve great grand children; one brother, Charles Anderson, Lincoln, Kansas, and other relatives and a large number of friends.
The funeral was held on Wednesday, January 11th, with a brief service at the home in Birmingham, conducted by Rev. Fred Skewes of Birmingham and at two o'clock the funeral service at the New Sweden M.E. Church conducted by her pastor, Rev. Edwin Sahlen, of New Sweden.
Blessed be her memory.
PURPLE AND OLD GOLD
-Keith V. Flood was the only Senior exempt from semester exams.
-We have two dignified Seniors in the Declamatory Contest, Keith V and
- Margaret Duttweiler is the only Junior exempt from the examinations.
- Beatrice McLain was elected new reporter for the Junior class for the
next semester. She will take up her work next week.
- John Rockwell- a haircut.
- Augustus Starke- a Ford touring.
- Frederick Graff - a new sweater.
- Beatrice McLain - a ride to school.
- Margaret Duttweiler- a leap year letter from ???.
John Rockwell and Margaret Duttweiler are the Juniors entering the
Declamatory contest. Both are taking humorous selections and it will
probably be quite a fight as John is one of our fighting basketball players
and "Peggy" says she doesn't have her Irish for nothing.
The big Declamatory Contest at Community building next Wednesday night.
Remember that L.H.S. won the silver cup last year in the "Little Five"
league and are out for a new one this year. Everybody come out and cheer
them along the way- you know we have a set of new speakers out with some of
those who have tried before. The program has not been arranged but we know
the Octet is to sing several times.
Those out for Declam are Keith Flood, Oratorial; Elizabeth Edmund,
Bernice Johnson and Alma Goodale, Dramatic; John Rockwell, Elsie Coger and
Margaret Duttweiler, Humorous.
Our Basket Ball games were interesting last Tuesday night in spite of
the fact that our girls lost by a big margin, yet they made the Libertyville
team work, and work hard. One little forward on the Libertyville team did
some splendid shooting. We tried a new lineup during the last half of the
game, substituting E. Edmund for L. Flood as forward, L. Flood for A.
Goodale as S. Center and A. Goodale for E. Edmund as J. Center. B. Edmund
was put out on fouls and B. McLain was substituted. The score was 22-6 in
favor of Libertyville.
- Mrs. Sophia Trabert returned home last week from a visit with her son
Lawrence Trabert and family in Donnellson.
- Peter Johnson sawed wood for Frank Nelson, Oscar Ford, Russell Johnson and William Messer last week.
- Miss Alice Sahlen returned to her school duties at Omaha last Friday evening after her vacation with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Edwin Sahlen.
- Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Nelson and children and Harper and Victor Jacobson motored to Birmingham last Saturday to see Grandmother Jacobson.
BANK MEETING SATURDAY.
Seventy or eighty stockholders were present last Saturday afternoon at
the annual meeting of the Lockridge State Bank.
As a result of the balloting all nine directors were re-elected, and
after the stockholders meeting the directors met at the bank and organized
for the year, their organization being the same as last year. In other words
no change whatever has been made in the officials of the bank for the year
The directors are O.H. Sherman, C.O. Elliott, E.A. Rupp, W.E. Prouty,
Louis Eggenberger, L.E. Zihlman, Lewis Trabert, Chas. Pence, James P. Starr,
the first two named being president and vice president.
About the usual attendance turned out at the annual telephone meeting
last Saturday morning. Election of officers resulted as follows:
A.D. Edmund, president.
A.J. Lewis, vice president.
Mrs. Clara Sodergren, was elected to the combined office of
secretary-treasurer and was voted a salary of $50 for last years work.
C.H. Bogner was elected to the board of directors.
All of the above are re-elections, and serve for the year 1928 with the
exception of the director which serves for three years.
The auditing committee for this year is composed of H.H. Berg, E.T.
Rauscher, Oscar Peterson.
M.C. Carlson was again selected to act as central for another year.
Telephone dues for 1928 were placed at $7.50 per phone, payable as in
former years, for members of the company, and $10.00 per year for
One of the important features of the meeting was the discussion of the
incorporating of the company, and A.D. Edmund was instructed to call a
meeting of the stockholders at some future time to further discuss this
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