The Iowa Recorder
Greene, Butler co. Iowa
Wednesday, P.M., February 2, 1910
Margaret Rague Dead.
The death of Margaret Rague occurred last Wednesday at the home of her
uncle, Martin Kuck, three miles east of this city. She has been a sufferer
for several months from appendicitis and early in the fall had an operation
performed at Greene. Margaret was 18 years old, her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
L.O. Rague live at Greene. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.P.
Rague of this city. -- Charles City Press.
Patents have been granted as follows: Wm. J. Cook of Des Moines, manure
spreader; Severin Lilland, Jewell Junction, combined whip, lock and socket;
Isaac L. Mitchell, Cedar Rapids, crushing machine; Jens Nielsen, Cedar
Falls, rotary engine; Fred Steiner, Newton, washing machine; Wm. C.
Zimmerman, Lone Tree, coupling.
Dubuque Girl Weds Irishman.
An international romance culminated in Dublin, Ireland, when Helen Matthews,
daughter of Judge M.C. Matthews of Dubuque, was married to Hon. Joseph
McMahon, a wealthy land owner of Dublin. the groom presented the bride with
Mayne Lodge, the estate of the Matthews family since the fifteenth century,
but which passed out of the name by the recent death of a relative, as a
wedding gift. Father O'Sullivan, a cousin of the bride, and secretary to
the late Cardinal Satolli, performed the ceremony.
Editor's Wife Burned
Mrs. C.E. Kroessen, wife of the editor of the Ute Independent, was burned to
death in a fire which consumed the Kroessen home early on a recent morning.
Mr. Kroessen, sleeping on the first floor, was able to escape with two
children, one 4 years of age, the other 1. Mrs. Kroessen was on the second
floor and was probably suffocated, as her body, partly burned, was found on
the bed. She was 25 years of age.
Twenty Head of Cattle Drown.
Twenty head of cows, owned by William Dear, a farmer living near Cedar
Rapids, went out onto the ice on the Cedar River to escape from the storm
under the banks. They huddled together and the ice broke, precipitating all
of them into deep water, where they were drowned.
Insane Man Dies from Exposure
Fred Bussy, an aged inmate of St. Francis Asylum in Burlington, escaped
while temporarily insane and was found a half hour later dead sitting in
front of the building, his back to the wall. Exposure killed him.
Child Scalded to Death
The 2-year-old child of Theodore Irwin of Andrew fell into a tub of scalding
hot water. The child died from the burns.
Goes Insane Because of Hug
The embrace of a young man, followed by incessant teasing on the part of
girl companions, while at work, caused pretty 20-year-old Lily Nygren of
Keokuk to become insane. These facts were disclosed in the application to
the Lee county insanity board, which ordered Miss Nygren committed to the
State institution at Mount Pleasant. She is in a critical condition and the
strictest watch is being kept for fear she will attempt suicide. Miss
Nygren was employed in a wholesale house. Several weeks ago she was
playfully embraced against her will by a young man working by her side.
Seeing Miss Nygren's resentment Several of her girl companions teased her
ntil she quit work and went home, where she cried for several days. Upon
returning to work the girls again teased her and she again went home crying.
Melancholia ensued, followed by insanity.
February 2, 1912
Former Iowans To Have Annual Picnic Soon
To the many former Iowans who reside in this city and section an
announcement of some big doings to be held by the Iowa Society of Southern
California wil be interesting. The following is the announcement sent out
by that association:
The Iowa Iowa Association of Southern California will hold its annual picnic
February 22, 1912, at Eastlake Park, Los Angeles. At this great gathering
of resident and visiting Iowans the opportunity will be given, as in former
years, to renew and form acquaintances and to promote the fraternal spirit
in those who come from the grand commonwealth of Iowa. Should the weather
be rainy for a day or two preceding the 22nd, or on that day, a postponement
will be made to Saturday, March 2nd, at the same place. We desire to extend
a cordial invitation to all Iowans to meet with us this year. Ninety-nine
county headquarters will be established and there each one may meet and
greet old friends and form new acquaintances. The county headquarters will
be located as on the map of the State which is the best possible way to
enable all to find them. Everyone is urged to go to his or her county and
register promptly. Your friends will want to know if you are there, and we
want your name on the list. A new feature this year will be a reunion at
headquarters where everyone in Southern California, who was born in Iowa
before December 28, 1846 (Iowa's admission day) is requested to go and
register and meet the others. We want to find who is the oldest native-born
Iowan in Southern California.
Iowa City Press Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson co. Iowa
February 2, 1921
Bettendorf Man Killed by Armenian; Squabble Over Money
Davenport, Feb. 2 -- John David of Bettendorf, a suburb of Davenport, was
shot and killed this morning by an Armenian, Hulgatian following a dispute
over money matters. David was indebted to Hulgatian it was said and delayed
payment. The alleged slayer was caught and is in jail.
Dr. A.W. Bennett, the popular city health officer of Iowa City, underwent an
operation this morning, a sudden attack, and a dangerous one, of
appendicitis, compelling the use of the knife. He rallied nicely, all
things considered, and is doing well this afternoon. Robert Ott, of
Coralville, a member of the Iowa City Light and Power company's staff, was
operated on this morning, at a local hospital. He is a victim of
appendicitis, and is a son of Will Ott, of Riverside. He is getting along
J.T. Moffitt of Tipton, Iowa, a member of the board of curators of the State
Historical Society of Iowa, attended a session of that body here, last
J. Edgar Ashton, a prominent young banker of Lone Tree, transacted business
in Iowa City, today.
Charles W. Wray and Miss Ida Gray were married this afternoon by Justice
A.E. Crossett, at his office. The young people are popular persons of North
Miss Julia Tobey, well-remembered as a Cedar Rapids girl, has been ordained
at Buffalo, N.Y., as a minister of the Universalist church. She has served
that body at Cicero and Central Square, in New York City since June, 1920,
prior to her ordination.
It is the time of year when farmers plan their coming years work. There
will be a number of removals this spring. Mr. Jay Brenneman will move from
the Chas. Zager place to the Mike Miller place now occupied by Simon Miller.
The Zager place will be operated next year by Mr. Yoder whose wife is a
daughter of Chris Koup. McKinley Schleichter will farm the Durst place,
Mr. Sherfey going near Kalona. Roy Alt has rented the farm known as the
Maas place. Ivan Alt will assist Irving Justice on his farm east of Iowa
City the coming season. Harold Diehl will remain with Robt. Johnson this
Hummer Chapel News
Henry Miller has decided to change location and will not farm the Ed Weekes
farm this year. We understand Henry is going north. Sorry to lose this
estimable family from our vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brenneman will move
next week to the vacant house on the Jacob Bollar farm. Henry will farm his
father's farm. Mrs. Brenneman will be remembered as Miss Minnie Knepp.
Grandpa Johnson still remains in about the same condition, only somewhat
weaker. His daughter Mrs. Herring is still with him.
Fifteen Years Ago In Iowa City
-Word from Marengo says that Postmaster R.M. Rowland has received word of
the death of Robert Blaine Rowland, coxswain of the flagship Rainbow, from
an accidental gunshop wound.
-Mrs. Anna Cihla, wife of Frank Cihla, of Cedar township died Sunday, at the
home 6 miles northeast of Solon. The deceased was 25 years old.
-Miss Effie Mae Proftatt, of Fayette, Iowa, has been secured by the
Methodist church as musical director.
Transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall
Iowa Old Press