Lockridge, Jefferson Co, IA
Friday, January 5, 1917
- Mr. and Mrs. Fred Craff and son, Omaha, Neb., are visiting at the home of
his father, George Craff.
- J.E. Linn and family of Chicago, spent Sunday in Lockridge visiting at the
home of his brother, Roy Linn.
- Mrs. Charles Huss, *Himingsford, Neb., visited in Lockridge Tuesday and
Wednesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Walter Prouty.
- Mrs. Patrick O'Laughlin returned last Saturday from Burlington, where she
had been to attend the funeral of her father.
- There is considerable sickness in and around Rome and Dr. Sherlock has
been kept busy the past week answering calls from that vicinity.
- Editor Times; Enclosed find $1.25 for the paper. Jefferson county is my
old home and I must have news from home. Respectfully, Amanda Maxwell, box
705, Scandia, Kan.
- Ernest Giese returned last week from a several weeks' trip to Texas. He
was accompanied by his uncle, Carl Giese, of Minnesota. Ernest brought back
a fine specimen of cotton boll and it may be seen at the bank.
- J.E. Dill went to Mt. Pleasant last Saturday for an over-Sunday visit.
Mrs. Dill has been there for several days caring for her aunt, who has just
recently suffered a second stroke of paralysis and is in a very serious
- Roy Linn, rural mail carrier, is reported sick with la grippe.
- Miss Lucinda Peterson has resigned her position at the L.J. Graf store.
- Miss Mary Damm, postmistress at Glendale, spent Wednesday at the Fred
- Mrs. Raymond Spray, Cedar Rapids, left Wednesday, after a visit with her
sister, Mrs. C.F. Craff.
- Mrs. Tillie Carlson went to Ottumwa Thursday for a visit with her
daughter, Mrs. Clarence Walters.
- Herman Anderson left for Davenport Wednesday, where he will be employed by
the Western Union Telegraph Co.
- Mrs. Ben Parker and children left Wednesday for home in Illinois after a
visit at the parental Charbonneaux home.
- Bert and Jessie Thompson left for their home at Libertyville Wednesday
after a holiday visit at the home of their sister, Mrs. Charles Swanson.
- January 2d Miss Anna Starr took possession of the Lockridge city property
which was recently purchased from Mrs. John Eggenberger. Consideration was
- Mrs. Nellie Phipps, a teacher in the South English high school, and Mr.
and Mrs. George Clark, Pella, are visiting relatives in Lockridge. Mrs.
Clark will be remembered here as Miss Bessie Hopkirk.
- Hulse & Anderson have recently installed lights at the following places:
J.M. Cooper, Douds; Chas. Trout, Birmingham; Frank Randall, Enoch Berry,
Salem; Mr. Broker, Harvey Collins, Wm. Whaley, Mt. Pleasant; Wm. Paisley,
Joe Saunders, Frank Mertins, A. Parson, John Box, Mt. Hamill; Joe Vantiger,
John Denning, Frank Pomber, St. Paul.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hinkle, who passed away at her home Thursday, December
28, 1916, was born sixty-eight years ago in this county, and has spent her
entire life on or near the place of her birth. Her maiden name was Elizabeth
Boldoser. It will be remembered by nearly everyone that the husband met
death in a fire only a few years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Hinkle were the parents of ten children, seven of whom are
living, all in this county near the old home place. They are Henry, John,
Peter, Ernest, Latitia Hill, Ella Cook and Jennie Branon.
Mrs. Hinkle had been in failing health for about three years, but it was
not until Christmas day that she became serious. She was up and around as
usual and helped prepare the Christmas dinner. She was taken with a chill
which developed into pneumonia and she died the following Thursday.
The deceased was one of a family of thirteen children and is the twelfth
to be taken by death. Mrs. S.M. Duttweiler, who lives in Lockridge, is now
the only survivor.
She had been a member of the Mt.** Ayre Church of God for twenty-five
years and was one of the most faithful workers. During all these years she
was a most earnest christian, never failing to show by word and deed that
she was happy in her faith. Hers was a kind and generous heart, full of love
and devotion for all.
Funeral services were held from the Mt. Ayre church on Sunday, December
31st and the remains were laid to rest in the Greenmound cemetery. Six
grandsons acted as pallbearers.
John A. Bredin.
The remains of John A. Bredin of McIntosh, S.D., who formerly lived just
south of Lockridge, were brought to this place for burial services being
held from the Upland church last Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and interment was
made in the Upland cemetery.
Mr. Bredin lived in Jefferson county until 1898, when he went to Texas;
and from there to South Dakota, where he took up a claim and had proved up
on it. He never married and lived alone on the claim. Neighbors found him
dead in his home, and it is thought he had died of heart trouble about
December 18th, several days before the body was found.
He was born in Jarda parish, Skaraborg county, Sweden, a son of Mr .and
Mrs. Andrew Bredin ,and would have been sixty-nine years of age on the 28th
of the present month. He is survived by five sisters and two brothers, of
these the following were present at the funeral: Mrs. Andrew Johnson,
Lockridge; Mrs. Louisa Sundberg, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Emilia Lawson, Chicago;
Frank Bredine [sic], Moline, Ill., and William Bredin of Kansas.
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon,
December 20th, at the home of the bride, when Miss Lena Crile, daughter of
Mrs. Caroline Crile, became the bride of Theodore H. Weenike, son of Mr.
and Mrs. August Weenike, both living southeast of Brighton, their pastor,
Rev. Emil G. Rieber, officiating in the presence of the immediate relatives
of the contracting parties. The witnesses were P.J. Crile, brother of the
bride and Elizabeth Weenike, sister of the groom.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Weenike are popular young folks of the Germanville
neighborhood and have many friends who wish them well. They spent a few days
on their honeymoon trip to Burlington but are not at home on the August
Weenike farm southeast of Brighton.--Brighton Enterprise.
Lands Good Job.
The first assistant to the new attorney general is Horace H. Carter, who
will be remembered by many Lockridge people. He is a nephew of John Heron
and left Lockridge when a lad of fifteen years. A Des Moines paper has the
following to say:
"H.H. Carter, the new assistant attorney general, who takes the place of
John Fletcher, will probably have general charge of the criminal cases of
the department. He has been a resident of Corydon for the last thirteen
years. He was born in Jefferson county in 1869 and moved to Mt. Pleasant,
where he graduated from the Iowa Wesleyan college. He served as county
attorney of Wayne county for two years. Since 1941 he has been in
partnership with H.B. Bracewell."
New Faces at Courthouse.
New officials of Jefferson county chosen at the November election, were
regularly sworn into office yesterday. There are but few changes, and
practically all of the officials who have greeted the people of Jefferson
county for the past two years are in their regular places. R.H. Spence takes
the place of Geo. C. Woods, in the treasurer's office, and he has appointed
as his deputy his son, R.A. Spence. J.B. Trent, of Batavia, is the new
member of the board of supervisors in the place of Walter Stewart. J.E.
Bowermaster, the senior member of the board of supervisors, was elected
chairman for the ensuing year. There have been no new appointments for
deputies in the various offices and the deputies of the past year all
Historical Society for Lockridge.
A number of residents of eastern Jefferson county held an enthusiastic
meeting at the Lockridge Savings bank New Year's day and discussed the
feasibility of an historical society with Lockridge as its meeting place.
The business transacted was temporary in character but it was agreed that at
the next meeting steps will be taken to make it a permanent organization.
Such a society would be interesting and instructive at the present time and
of inestimable value in the years to come, because without some record many
interesting events which are happening in the present day are gone and
forgotten before it is realized.
The next meeting will be held the first Saturday in February at which
time it is planned to have a program of sufficient prominence to warrant a
packed house. Location and program will be published later.
Meeting called to order my Hiram Heaton. W.C. Rauscher was selected
temporary chairman and Thies. Doogan temporary secretary.
Moved, seconded, and carried that an historical society shall be
organized at Lockridge. The following officers were then elected: President
W.C. Rauscher; vice president, William Bankhead; secretary, Thos. Doogan;
treasurer, Gus Schillerstrom.
Hiram Heaton, A.J. Lewis and Gus Schillerstrom were chosen to draft the
by-law and constitution.
A committee was appointed to encourage attendance and is as follows:
A.H. Eschelman, Hiram Heaton, Mesdames R.A. Linderson, William Boos, Belle
Sampson and W.C. Rauscher.
The program for the February meeting is in charge of Wm. Bankhead, Thos.
Doogan and A.J. Lewis.
The Four Corners Literary society met as usual last Tuesday evening. The
question for debate was Resolved, That the telephone is more beneficial than
the rural free delivery, with W.A. Littleton and A.E. Quick on the affirmative and
Wm. H. Turner and H.H. Buhrmaster on the negative. E.C. Flood, O.H. Sherman
and J.J. Graf were the judges and rendered a decision in favor of the negative.
The following program was given:
Instrumental music, Lawrence and Velda Allender
Song, Viola and Fern Smith
Declamation, Carroll Flood.
Song, Gladys Hostettler.
Declamation, George Allender.
Alphabetical rhyme, William Swanson.
Song, Robert Kauffman.
Song, George and Jake Allender.
Newspaper, Guy Hillman.
Song, Carroll, Keith and Louise Flood.
The question for debate for next Tuesday evening is Resolved, That the
foreign war is a benefit to this country. All are cordially invited.
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