Edina Sentinel Old Time News
By Crystal Howerton
100 Years Ago
September 11, 1908
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Raleigh, on Thursday, September 3, a boy.
Ezra O. Brown and Miss Alice Rowlinson, both of Baring were united in marriage at the Hotel Gibbons last Wednesday, Rev. L.C. Gray officiating.
At a depth of 1380 feet gas was discovered in the Baring well being drilled by Midland Oil and Gas Company. The foundation in which it was found was cracked limestone. Drillers are going on down and are now in sand. Prospects for oil are good.
Married at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage, Edina, Missouri, September 2, Mr. Herman J. Marqwardt and Miss Hettie M. Kennedy. Rev. C.N. Wood officiating. The high contracting parties are of the best citizenship of Knox County and are known and respected for real worth in the their home neighborhood. They will reside on the farm of the groom, not far from Harmony church about ten miles south of Edina. Their many friends wish them much happiness.
75 Years Ago
September 7, 1933
Frank Gordon, Edina business man, suffered a stroke sometime Tuesday night and is in a critical condition. His illness was discovered yesterday morning by Mrs. Gordon when she went to awaken him. Mr. Gordon, who was 71 years old in November, 1932, suffered a severe heart attack last October. Following the stroke Tuesday night, Mr. Gordon was rational only awhile yesterday afternoon. Of his children, Mrs. Earl Smith of Lewistown and Edwin Gordon of Coffey, Mo., came yesterday and Earl Gordon of Columbia, Mo., came last night.
Billy Joe, 3½-year-old son of Lowell and Maud Dauma of LaBelle, former Edina residents, died at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon of a children’s disease. Services and burial were at LaBelle yesterday afternoon. Billy Joe’s baby brother, Willard, 1½-years-old, died at 8 o’clock this morning. Services will be at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. An older brother, although he has been ill, is doing nicely. Mrs. Ross Dauma of Edina, aunt of the children, went to LaBelle Tuesday, arriving before Billy Joe died. Mr. Dauma and son, Girdon Dauma, and Mrs. Clyde Powell and daughter and son, Mrs. G.H. Speckman and Louis Powell, went to the services yesterday.
A new restaurant is to be opened shortly in the J.H. Miller building in Edina by Ralph Kidwell, former sheriff of Knox County, and Edina and Novelty restaurant man. The building, in which Zugg’s Café was formerly located, is being repaired and painted for Mr. Kidwell. He and his family lived in Canton the last few months previous to recently returning to Edina.
Ross Martin of southeast of Edina is in danger of permanently losing the sight of his right eye, after being struck by a piece of wood while chopping last week. His vision is completely gone from the eye at this time, but he is able to be up and out. Mr. Martin received treatment in Kirksville and returned home Monday.
50 Years Ago
September 11, 1958
The 123-acre farm of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert McCauley northwest of Edina, was sold last week to James Hettinger for $127.50 an acre. This farm, as a part of the McCauley estate, has been in the McCauley name for more than 100 years, and indirectly is still a little connected with the McCauley name, as Mr. Hettinger’s daughter is Mrs. Jack McCauley of Edina.
Mrs. W.F. Byrne fell at her home early last Thursday morning and her right shoulder was broken and she was considerably bruised. She was taken to the Grim-Smith Hospital in Kirksville and returned Sunday, when she was taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary Knapp, where she is at present and is recovering nicely.
Albert Hagerla, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hagerla of east of Edina, was injured Sunday at Canton while they were boating and surf riding with the Robert Hayes family. He was surf boat riding behind the boat of Mr. Hayes and decided to get in the boat. His hand slipped and missed the boat, and Mr. Hayes reached for him but his hand also slipped and Albert went under the water and was cut by the propellers on his left leg below the knee, three places on his ankle and two on the calf of the leg, and he also sustained a bruise either from the accident or the tourniquet which was applied to stop the bleeding. He was taken to the Laughlin Hospital in Kirksville.
25 Years Ago
September 14, 1983
A county gravel truck and an Edina resident’s car collided at an unmarked city intersection last week, but occupants of the vehicles reported only one minor injury. The mishap occurred at approximately 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 7. According to the Edina police, Michael Eugene Blake, 22, Edina, was traveling south on East Avenue in a Knox County Road District gravel truck. Traveling west on East Randolph Street was Jeanette B. Vance, 71, Edina. The county’s 1973 Ford truck struck the right side of Mrs. Vance’s 1978 Ford LTD station wagon. One of the station wagon’s occupants, Dale Lorey, Los Angeles, Calif., sustained a contusion to the forehead. Other occupants of the Vance vehicle were Lewis Lorey, Los Angeles, Calif. and Traci Korving, Malibu, Calif. The gravel truck sustained minor damage to the front bumper and Vance vehicle had moderate damage to the driver’s side. There were no arrests, but officials said an investigation is continuing.
Kent and Debbie McCurren, Rt. 2, Hurdland, are the parents of a son born at 11:50 Thursday night (September 1, 1983) in Grim-Smith Hospital. The baby weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and is 20 ½ inches long. He has been named John Thomas. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hardy, Kirksville and Mr. and Mrs. Jack McCurren, Edina. Grace Cribb, LaPlata is the new baby’s great-grandmother.
Mark and Mary Beth Miller, LaBelle, are the parents of a baby girl, born at 10:47 p.m. September 6, 1983, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Quincy, Ill. The baby weighed 6 pounds 15 ½ ounces and has been named Michelle Elizabeth. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller, Knox City and Mrs. and Mrs. Donald “Doc” Edwards, LaBelle.
10 Years Ago
September 9, 1998
Debbie and David Montoya of Mexico, Mexico are the parents of a daughter born Monday, August 31, in Mexico City. The baby weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces, and measured 20 inches in length at birth. She has been named Olivia Nicole. She joins a sister, Maggie, at home. Grandparents are Charlie and Jan Moubry of Edina and Veronika Czaplinski of New York State. Great-grandparents are Leota Moubry of Novelty and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maddox of Monroe City.
David Culp, 27, of Lewistown sustained injuries in a one-vehicle accident which occurred about one mile west of Taylor at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, August 30. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Culp was driving a car eastbound on Missouri Highway #6 when he apparently fell asleep. The car veered off the south side of the roadway and overturned twice before landing on its wheels. Culp was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy by the Marion County Ambulance. He was released following treatment. Authorities said Culp was wearing a seat belt.
Private Joshua J. Anderson, son of Kevin and Debra Anderson of Newark left July 29, for training at Fort Jackson, SC, specializing in diesel mechanics. He will graduate October 15, 1998. At this time he plans to remain on active duty after his training.