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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



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     March 15 -- The old Schimpff homestead, on a branch of Rock creek consisting of 320 acres, has been purchased by Pete Schimpff for $2,600.


     Val Becker came in from Chicago last Sunday and will permanently locate in the county.


     W. F. Rockwood sold everything he owned, at public sale, last Tuesday, so as to be ready to start for Oklahoma or anywhere else on a moment's notice.


     There are several cases of smallpox in Cottonwood Falls. The public school has been closed on that account.


     Memorial services held for Eli Goodreau, who was killed at the battle of Zapate river, Island of Luzon, Philippine Islands June 13, 1899. He was in the 14th U. S. Infantry.


     Mar. 22 -- Smith & Self of Cedar Point will move into their own building soon. Will build a new furniture room.


     Will Osman will move soon, he traded for the old Frank Byram property on Main street in Cedar Point.


     Born to Mr. & Mrs Ben Pierce, March 19, a son.


     The new town hall at Cedar Point is nearing completion under the skillfull hand of Mr. Frank Dwelle who is a good workman for a young man.


     S. F. Jones has sold the furniture of the Bank Hotel and leased the building to Mr. Bandalin.


     Will Harris is negotiating for the Biglow property.


     Mar. 29 -- Examinations for common school diplomas will be held Saturday, March 17 and Saturday March 31. A general average of 80 percent is required for graduation.


     Mrs Klugh died at her home in Elmdale, last Saturday, and was buried on Monday.


     Another pioneer is gone, A. D. Finley, died at his residence, Tuesday evening of partial paralysis and brain trouble.


     Katie Lewis dies, at the home of her mother, Mrs Rettiger in Strong City.


     Harry Ward, adopted son of Mr. & Mrs Geo. Ward, living near Bazaar, died at his home, at age 19.


     Apr. 4 -- Born, to Mr. & Mrs Joe Winters, on Coyne Branch, last week, a son.


     Mercer Bros., near Homestead, have a high-grade trotting stallion for the present season. It is known as "Bob Fitzsimmons," and has a splendid predigree.


     City election results: Mayor, J. S. Stanley, Clerk, Phil Goodreau, Police Judge, W. W. Rockwood, Marshal, Thorton Brandley and Street Commissioner, Henry Errett.


     On Wednesday evening the Elmdale school will give a "Soapbubble Social," at the school house.





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