Past Town News

May 9, 1900

Source:  Steuben - Republican Newspaper, Angola, IN 9 May 1900.

Metz -  Born to J. Crissinger and wife May 7, 1900, a son.   A. Sickles is building a barn for G. Jones near
Hamilton.   L.G. Walberry has bought out Jake Sickles and is now ready to furnish his patrons with ice cream, etc.  J. W.   Goodale and wife visited with their sister, Mrs. Sumner, who is sickat home in Pioneer, Ohio

Flint -   The following is the school report of the past month for Dist. No.6  JacksonTownship, Clayton
     and Elsie Snowberger, Blanche Caris, Roy and Robert Brown, Henry and Harvey Parker, Belle Myers, Bertha and Bernice Galloway and Owen Doubt. Those absent one day, Wava Phillips, Wilma Sams, Cleo and Claud Brown. Number of pupils enrolled twenty, Nora Ream, teacher.

Gage -  Mrs. Hastings visited her sister-in-law Mrs. Sherwood a part of last week. Frank Brown lost his
barn and contents, including a horse by lightning last Monday night.

Salem Center -    Mrs. Jesse Sherrick of Helmer , visited over Sunday with her parents Abraham Diffenbaugh and wife.   We hear the names of M.J. Sparks and J. W. Morrison as candidates for office of township assessor.  

-    It is reported that Orland is sure to get the electric railroad.   Mrs. Amanda Vail spent last week
with relatives in Angola.   Mrs. Susie Alcott of Jackson Prairie spent last week with her sister, Mrs. Orrin Brown.   Mrs. Rachel Boss, of Grand Rapids, spent last week with her sister, Mrs. Phebe Schneider. Hezekiah Darrow, who lived near Orland for many years died May 2, 1900 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hiram Horton, in Coldwater ,aged 84 years.   

Pleasant Lake
-   Sam Freeman is working in a wagon shop in Waterloo. Emmit Ingalls is working in Ora Case’s restraunt. Columbus Mizer has purchased the Luke Fegley property.   School closed Friday, commencement services will be held at the U.B. Church, Friday evening, May 18th.  Graduates are Carrie Closson, Fay, Elfie and Mark Lacey, Forrest Fuller, and Clair Tuttle.           

- Chas. Swift and wife now occupy the J.W. Thomas house.   Samuel Hartell and wife of
     Hicksville, spent Sunday with her brothers John and Clem Newton and sister, Mrs. L. S. Goshorn.
     Cyrus Platt died at his home in Franklin Township, DeKalb County, April  25, 1900 age 50 yrs., 3 mon., 18 days.       

Hudson -   E.W. Ransburg of Fort Wayne was here over Sunday.  Grandfather Putt died last Sunday.
     Mrs. H. Leas is visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. Tracey at Ida, Michigan.  Married at the home of and by Rev. Tussing, May 2, 1900, Ada Bowman of Sedan,and Mr. Shippy of Corunna.   

Crooked Creek
-  Mrs. Susie Clark and two children of Camden, Michigan, visited with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Linn recently.   The funeral of James Lucas was held Monday afternoon at the Collins school house, Rev.C. Brown officiating.     

-  John Elliot and wife are caring for a young son.    Chas. Osfall of Angola, visited his son George
     last Thursday. A.A. Stallman and son Eddie spent last week with his uncle, Dr. Rupp at South Bend

Submitted by: Jean Ann Childers