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History of Chase County, Kansas

Abstracts of Leader-News
1899 - 1999



This history was abstracted by Patty J Donelson, Chase County Historical Society Curator.
Transcribed and indexed by Lorna Marvin, Chase County Coordinator



     PAGE 107


     1907


     July 5, 1907 - L. B. Breese has purchased of Chas. Klein the store building on Main street and the house occupied by S. T. Houston.



     July 9 - Dr. F. H. Bryant has finished his new house.



     The people of South Fork and Elinor celebrated the Fourth with a big picnic that was held in the Matti grove on South Fork.



     J. N. Riley of Spring Creek will build a large stone house. Wm. Beach has the stone contract and he will start on it about the lst of Aug.



     July 12 - John Digman, who has been a notorious charactor in this county for many years was found dead at his home in Matfield Green. He had taken carbolic acid.



     The Electric Light Co is putting up 22 new street lights. There are four arc lights up now.



     Geo. Drummond and Mrs Agnes Blades left for Scotland to visit their old home land.



     Chas. Maybell died at his home near Hymer. He was the oldest son of the Frank Maybell's.



     July 16 - Mr. Kendrick has bought the general merchandise stock of J. F. Cress who just passed away.



     Charlie Jacobs and Mary Horner of Cottonwood Falls were married.



     July 19 - The Exchange National Bank has started remodeling and refitting it bank building.



     Some teachers employed for the coming term; Baker; Miss Flora Wilcox, Forest Hill; Miss Rose Whetherholt, Sharps Creek; Miss Nellie Kerwin, and Neva; Fred Riley.



     Sixteen people injured when a branch passenger train crashes into the rear end of a freight train west of the Strong City yards.



     Last years statistics concerning the city school enrollment of pupils are; females; 105 and males; 131.



     July 23 - Mr. & Mrs T. E. Garth of Saffordville celebrate their Golden Anniversary.



     Abe Keener who went through the Simmons bridge with his thresher had two ribs caved in but is recovering nicely.



     The Jesse Crisup's have a new daughter.



     All of the buildings on Harvey Giger's farm about a mile north of Elmdale except his new house were completely destroyed by fire.



     July 30 - Strong City is so well pleased with their new good road on Cottonwood street, that they are planning to buy a portable rock crusher.



     The floor of the bridge at the Falls is being patched. The city and county authorities have decided to fix the bridge up and settle the ownership afterwards before a serious accident happens.



     Aug. 2 - A new depot will be built soon at the Falls.



     Mrs John Vandermollen of the Falls has died. She was formerly Ellen Gillette. She leaves a 2 month old son and a 2 year old daughter and her husband.



     Miss Jessie Ice runs the telephone central at Clements.




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