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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 141


     1912


     Feb. 15, 1912 - Wm. Selves, one of the old settlers of the county died at his home west of Saffordville. He leaves an aged wife and 5 sons and 5 daughters.


     Feb. 22 - Wm. A. Potter & Clara Elizabeth Archer both living out on South Fork are married.


     Norton Bros. will erect four big silos this summer on the Norton ranch near Bazaar.


     Tom Pyle of Elmdale gave his children a grand surprise by bringing home a new Hobart M. Cable Piano.


     Feb. 29 - Chase County is having one of it's worst snow storm in years. 8-12 inces of snow fell and the street cars were shut down for about 20 hours.


     Mar. 7 - Early Chase county man Malcolm A. Campbell has died.


     Mar. 21, 1912 - Uncle John Scribner dies after an illness of several months at the home of his son at Saffordville.


     Other deaths are; Mrs Martin Bray of Matfield, Mrs Elizabeth Studer and Amos Armagost.


     The bride Frankie M. Crawford wore a beautiful gown of Copenhagen blue satin when she was married to Sherman J. Dawson at the home of Mr. & Mrs J. A. Crawford.


     Mar. 28 - Another 11-15 inches of snow fell on Chase County.


     Apr. 4 - Drew Narramore and Lena Beatrice Jeffery both of Elmdale were united in the holy bonds of wedlock.


     Matt McCabe & family are preparing to move to their new home in Wisconsin.


     Apr. 18 - The Arthur Ice's celebrated their 30th anniversary at the family home on French creek.


     A daughter was born to Will Stenzel and wife of Union.


     Apr. 25 - Alice Leona Hoffner and Elmer Ellsworth Flickinger are married at Saffordville.


     May 2 - James Capwell of Cottonwood Falls dies of heart failure. He was 82 years of age.


     Doctor Charles L. Conaway departed this life at his home in Cottonwood Falls. He leaves a faithful wife and three daughters. His age was 52, and he had practiced medicine in Cottonwood Falls for more than 20 years.


     May 9 - Dr. Albert E. Gerish was in Cottonwood Falls looking for a location.


     May 23 - The large frame barn on the Henry Schrumpf south of town was destroyed by fire. The cause was children playing with matches.


     Dr. W. W. Woodhull of Topeka was here looking over the town with a view to locating. He locates in Cottonwood Falls in June.




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