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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 29


     Feb. 28, 1901 -- Major Peck is enlarging his store room for the Grimwood Bros. building almost to the alley.


     Quarries opened for spring work.


     Born to Mr. & Mrs Ed Chesney, a son & Mr. & Mrs Tom McCabe, near Bazaar, a son


     Alice McNee is home from Liberty. She was compelled to give up school on account of her eyes.


     Mr. Gorvin is putting in a stock of dry goods, shoes, etc., in the building lately occupied by Richards in Strong City.


     The Leader is 30 years old now. Established in 1871, and has been under the same management since.


     Married by Probate Judge in the courtroom, D. T. Nicholson & Annie Fink, both of Hymer & Thos. A. Heckendorn & Sadie Channel, both of Wonsevu.


     Mrs Abigil Beals, widow of the late Abram Beals, passed gently away, formally of Toledo.


     March 7, 1901 -- Si Speer is feeding a lot of cattle for Mr. Born.


     Al Moon has moved to Mr. Norton's place to Bazaar. Mr. Jennings of Cottonwood will take his place.


     Another barber shop has started in Matfield, with G. R. Jackson as tonsorial artist.


     Mr. & Mrs Tom Ballew give a farewell party, before moving to the Griffith farm on Cedar.


     Wm. LaCross sold his farm, which is known as the Birley place to Mr. Davis, of Buck Creek.


     Mr. & Mrs Erickson celebrated their 25 wedding anniversary.


     Under the new game law, quail can only be killed in Dec.


     Train robbing is made punishable by ten years to life imprisionment in the pen.


     Died at her residence, at Matfield, at the age of 80, Mrs Angeline Thompson.


     Invitations of 75 were sent out by Mr. & Mrs F. M. Gaddie of Bazaar, to attend a mask ball at their home.


     March 14, 1901 -- J. L. Crawford has set his saw mill up on Doc. Mason's farm.


     J. D. McKittrick will erect several new buildings on his home place.


     John Heckendorn has put up new scales for weighing stock.


     Our new grocery store is doing a lively business. We now have five groceries at Matfield.





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