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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 56


     Jan. 1, 1903 -- W. H. Humphrey of Saffordville comtemplates building a grist mill at that place.


     The stockholders of the State Exchange Bank at a special meeting voted to increase the Capital stock from $300,000 to $500,000. The new stock has been subscribed almost entirely by some of the most wealthy and influential farmers of Chase Co.


     Born to Mr. & Mrs W. W. Austin on Dec. 25th. a son.


     The mill at the Falls is running daily, shelling & grinding corn.


     The Commerical Hotel is now open for business.


     Wm. H. Grimwood who has officiated as deputy postmaster at Cedar Point has been appointed postmaster as A. B. Emerson has resigned.


     Mrs Dr. G. W. Williams Aunt of the Smith Bros. died at Lovelocks, Nevada. The deceased was one of the pioneers of this county and was well know by the old inhabitants.


     A few of the neighbors & friends suprised Miss Nora Ice of on the occasion of her birthday, being 20 years old.


     Miss Lois Dwelle is teaching at Lookout school this term.


     Clements Hotel has changed landlords, Mr. McCrum has taken possession.


     Jan. 8, 1903 -- Claude Shaft has returned to Washburn College after vacation.


     Twin boys are born to Mr. & Mrs E. A. Johnston near Matfield; Mr. & Mrs Trowbridge of the Falls have a new baby daughter, named Dorothy.


     29 deeds for Orient right of way on South Fork have been placed on record.


     Wedding bells chime for Charles W. Woolwine of Saffordville & Elsie B. Conaway of Toledo. C. A. Ward & Gertrude Collins of Toledo are married on Christ day of 1902.


     The wife of Francis Bernard of Cedar Point has died. She was a native of France coming to Chase Co. in 1857.


     Mr. & Mrs J. D. McKittrick have a new baby boy.


     Died at the home of Edgar Weible of Wonsevu their little 3 year old daughter Was laid to rest in the Wonsevu cemetery on New Years.


     Jan. 15, 1903 -- L. M. Gillett & John Sanders go the Plesant Valley school hou; to organize an Endeavor Society.


     Ben Makin will sell at Matfield his entire personal property.


     W. P. Evans was elected as chairman at the Commissioner's meeting.


     The County publishing was awarded to the Chase Co. Leader & Strong City Derrick.


     G. W. Bruce was employed as janitor of the court house.


     Dr. Steele has been appointed as County Health officer.


     Jan. 22, 1903 -- Born a son to Mr. & Mrs Joe McDowell & Rev. & Mrs Reeves of Strong City.


     The Y.M.C.A. has secured a new installment of the traveling library books, mostly fiction.





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