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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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     Oct 26 - The house for the railroad workers at Matfield Green has been very neatly built, and has room for five families.

     Oct 30 - Dr. H. N. Woodhull was seriously injured when his car went into the ditch west of the N. N. Oles farm north of the Greene place near Bazaar. He will be in the hospital about two months.

     Nov 2 - The Santa Fe railroad has practically completed the third track of railroad between Emporia and Elinor where the new branch will leave the main line for ElDorado.

     Nov 6 - Marion beats Chase Co. in the football game 25-0.

     Alma F. Murdock and Francis Mailen both of Cottonwood Falls are married in Emporia.

     The Matfield Green high school gave a Halloween carnival.

     Mr. & Mrs Clark Drinkwater of Cedar Point are the parents of a baby boy.

     Nov 9 - The Harvey Osborn family is moving to Clements from Wichita. Mr. Osborn will be their new barber.

     The County Commissioners transfered Schwilling School District #53 to district #1 Elmdale.

     Nov 13 - The Santa Fe Railway Co. pay a heavy tax.

     Mrs A. H. Ice died in the hospital at Topeka. She was the former Maggie Penny.

     Nov 16 - Samuel Ludwig, a prosperous Chase County farmer about sixty years of age, hung himself in his barn, about seven miles south of Clements.

     Dr. C. C. Amend has discontinued his practice in Cottonwood Falls.

     Sale of School building and property of district #53 Schwilling will be held soon.

     Nov 20 - Ford Motor Co. makes a new model, the Tudor sedan - Selling for $590 fully equipped.

     Nov 23 - David Hilton, who for many years was a conductor of the Superior branch out of Strong City, died at his home in Kansas City.

     Also, Dan Reifsnyder, one of the old employees of the Santa Fe at Strong City. He died in the Santa Fe hospital at Topeka.

     Dec 7 - Nelson Pennington of Strong City a veteran of the Civil ward hss died.

     Chase Co. believes it has the youngest County Clerk in the state of Kansas who is John I. McClellan, 27 years of age. He was elected to this office two years ago when he was 25.

     Nov 11 - Mr. J. H. Murdock, farmer, sheriff of this county and stockman of Peyton creek for many years until he retired and moved to Emporia, was struck and killed by a Ford Roadster.

     Earl Gibb, sixteen year old son of Mr. & Mrs J. E. Gibb of Elmdale dropped dead as he sat at the breakfast table at his parents home on Diamond creek. Death is believed to be caused due to enlargement of the heart.

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