Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa
May 15, 1913
IOWA NEWS IN BRIEF
IDA GROVE - Mrs. J.R. Barrett fell part way down the stair steps in her home
here and broke her collar bone and was terribly bruised. The Barretts are
remodeling their home and the carpenters had put in some temporary stairs. A
board came loose when Mrs. Barrett was about down halfway and she fell to
the bottom among boards and planks.
DAVENPORT - The Iowa State Dental society elected the following officers:
President J.A. Hallett, of Des Moines; vice president E. F. Redman of
Oskaloosa, treasurer, Frank Fourt of Fairfield. The secretary will be
elected by the executive council tomorrow. Des Moines was chosen for the
1914 convention to be held the first week in May.
CORNING - Curtis Devise, a former policeman, was found dead yesterday. Heart
failure was the cause. His wife, who is a Free Methodist preacher, was at
Carbon, north of Corning. She preached Sunday morning and evening, returning
home Monday morning to find her husband lying on the bed dead.
ANTHON - W.H. Miller, of Quimby, Ia., is building a modern and up to date
drug store here.
DUBUQUE - Dr. T.H. Hefferon, aged 45, a native of Hazel Green and a
prominent physician, passed away yesterday after a year's illness with
MUSCATINE - The mystery surrounding the discovery of the lifeless body of a
woman in the Mississippi river was cleared today when the clothing was
identified as that worn by Miss Marie Bolger, aged 29 years, of Davenport.
Her sister positively identified the dead girl who lived in Muscatine until
a year ago. She disappeared from her home in Davenport on April 19 after
threatening to take her own life.
OTTUMWA - Two sisters, aged 7 and 12 years, died within an hour of
pneumonia, and four other children of the same parents are stricken with the
disease. The children are Clara and May Adler, whose parents are in
destitute circumstances. Exposure through insufficient clothing is believed
to have been responsible for the disease.
ROCK RAPIDS - Rev. Harry Evans, pastor of the Congregational church, has
been granted a vacation, and on May 12, accompanied by his wife, will start
for England for a three months' visit to his old home. During his absence
improvements will be made to the church, both inside and out. Services at
the church will be in charge of Rev. Mr. Blanchard, a former pastor, who has
retired, but resides here.
COUNCIL BLUFFS - Mrs. Richard Frost, of Miles, Ia., is here to take charge
of the body of her brother, James Oltman, who was found dead in the street
late last night with one hand clutching a live electric wire. The wire had
been torn down by lightning, which split the pole upon which it was
IDA GROVE - R.E. Bennett, who, for the last five years has been in the
grocery business here, sold his stock to the Bloomgreen Bros., of Odebolt,
and the boys have taken possession. Mr. Bennett still retains his store at
Battle Creek, but will soon go to Tacoma, where if the climate agrees with
him he will remain permanently. If he doesn't like the west he will return
and run the Battle Creek store.
FORT DODGE - Leaving her 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son behind a
barricaded door, Mrs. Albin Schwendeman, a farmer's wife, hurried into the
yard on an errand and returned in a very few moments to find the barricade
tugged aside by the baby hands, and the little son dead, his body
headforemost in a pail of water.
IDA GROVE - Amos Percival, 25 years old, a son of Mrs. S.V. Percival, of
this city, died at the hospital in Cherokee and the remains were brought
here for burial.
CHARTER OAK - William Mains, a young man of Ute, seven miles west of here,
was found dead in his bed. Mr. Mains was a former resident of Charter Oak.
He had been to Sioux City Sunday and was working Monday, apparently in the
best of health.
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