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140 Years Ago
Jan. 15, 1880
Wed – Married on the 8th, at LaBelle, A.B. Clifton and Miss Alice Victor, both, of this city. Mr. Clifton is our popular jeweler.
Miss Nannie Logan and Robert Sutton, colored, were married at St. Joseph’s Church January 7.
New Business – Edina is to have a spring bed bottom factory.
130 Years Ago
Jan. 15, 1890
Weather – The oldest inhabitant fails to remember such a fall and winter as the present. It has been April or September, with a sprinkling of May or June.
Birth – The family of Joseph Freeman, near town, is happy over the arrival of a fine boy last Thursday morning, Newark item.
Deaths – An infant died in the arms of its mother on the streets of Edina last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Kreiger who reside about eight miles northwest of Edina, brought to town the child who had been suffering with coughing for several days for medical treatment. The parents had hardly got started on their way home when the little one was seized with a fit of coughing and died almost instantly. Dr. Griffith thinks the child died of strangulation from mucous.
Edwin J. Brown has passed away. The announcement last Thursday caused a pang of sorrow in everyone of our citizens.
120 Years Ago
Jan. 18, 1900
Progress – The Newark-LaBelle telephone line will be sold to the highest bidder next Saturday.
Birth – Born Sunday, Jan. 14, to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Sees, a fine six lb. girl. Dr. Duff in attendance, Hurdland item.
Wed – A quiet wedding took place at the residence of Elder A.E. McQuoid Jan. 11, the contracting parties being Frank H, Beal and Miss Allie Chaney.
The Knox City Bee last week contained mention of the marriage of E.W. Ray and Miss May Marshall at high noon, Jan. 3, 1900, at the home of the bride’s parents six miles south of Knox City.
Death – Died Jan. 15, 1900, the little three year-old Laura Barnes, nee Rose, was buried at Macon City last Thursday having died from that dread disease, consumption.
Died Jan. 15, 1900, the little three year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Cunningham. Burial in IOOF Cemetery, Hurdland item.
Missouri News – Andrew J. Wiggins, while returning home from Mill Spring, was shot from ambush and killed by an unknown assassin.
Sheriff Satterfield has offered a reward of $300 each for the capture of James R. Tettaton and Milo Gregory, alleged murderers, who escaped from the Dunklin County Jail Friday night. Tettaton, it is alleged, killed his stepmother and her four children, and Gregory was convicted of killing Joseph Covert.
Judge Adams, in the United states Circuit Court at St. Louis, in deciding the case of C. Scheitlin, a commission man, fined for violating the Missouri statutes pertaining to oleomargarine, sustained the state law prohibiting the sale of oleomargarine colored as butter.
110 Years Ago
Jan. 13, 1910
Weather – Thursday of last week was the coldest day we have had this winter, 14 degrees below zero. A number of young people from Brashear came over Saturday and spent the evening at the skating rink at this place, Hurdland item.
Wed – William Dailing of near Baring was married to Miss Mary Vorak Jan. 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Adair.
Wounded – Glen Ward, a son of John Ward, about six miles west of Baring, shot and wounded a large black eagle one day last week. The eagle was found to be only slightly wounded, and was taken alive, but not without a desperate struggle in which both hunter and dogs were at their wit’s end to know what to do next. The eagle measured eight feet from tip to tip and is a rare specimen in these parts.
100 Years Ago
Jan. 15, 1920
Service – E.C. Hart, who recently returned with the American Expeditionary Force from Siberia, has resumed his work at the Santa Fe Station, which he held before entering the service eighteen months ago, Hurdland item.
Wed – Harvey Allensworth of the Harmony vicinity and Miss Naomi Nelson of Newark were married Tuesday last week at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. R.R. Harvey.
90 Years Ago
Jan. 16, 1930
Wed – Robert F. Keith and Ora Lee Pulse of near Hedge City were married yesterday in Edina by C.E. Hunolt, Justice of the Peace at his home.
Guy H. Murray, of Locust Hill, and Miss Elsie Marie Shearer of south of Hurdland were married in Edina Tuesday by Rev. C.S. Young, pastor of The Community Church, at his home.
Wether – The home of J. Ed Taylor, east of town was a refuge last Thursday for snowbound travelers. They were detained until a snow plow came from Edina to clear the road, Novelty item.
80 Years Ago
Jan. 11-18, 1940
Black-Out Remedy – For the last two Sundays due to the scarlet fever and storms, there has been practically no services at church, and members of the Community Church are asked to put forth every effort to attend Sunday School and Church Sunday, and if they cannot come, to please see the financial secretary at once.
Accident – The large trailer truck of Prebe & Son of Edina, struck, ran over and fatally injured George Dixon of LaBelle about 10:30 o’clock Friday night as it was returning from St. Louis, where it had last delivered livestock. Dixon died in Lewistown, two hours after the accident, which happened on the Y turn just east of Lewistown. Mr. Dixon, his wife and daughter were returning from Quincy having had their car examined for car trouble. Upon approaching Lewistown the car stalled and was standing in the center of the road, straddling the center line. The night was cold, but there was a peculiar fog that made it hard to see. Morris Parrish was driving the truck accompanied by Fred Prebe. Dixson was unable to push the car to the side of the road. The left-hand car door was open leaving insufficient room for the truck to pass on the proper side, so acting under quick judgment to avoid smashing into the car was to pass on the wrong side. Dixson stepped to the right directly into the path of the truck and was caught by the right fender.
Theft – Approximately 360 bushels of corn were stolen from a crib on a farm southwest of Edina from the Clyde Patton estate since his death, January 9. The crib was on a place farmed by Hugh Berges and where there is no residence. An appraiser for Mr. Patton’s estate checked the corn a few days after his death but this week the crib was empty. Mr. Berges farmed the place on shares, but had sold his shares, so the entire loss is to the Patton estate. In the northern part of Knox County farmers have been suffering repeated small thefts. Missing thing have been reported mainly from those living between the farm-to-market road known as Route K just east of Baring and on north to a mile south of the Scotland County line. In the last six weeks it is said that three homes were pilfered in the daytime and one at night. The articles stolen include money, a radio, shotgun shells, two watches, one of which was a man’s watch and one a ladies’ wristwatch, some cuff links, eye glasses, rings, shirts, a flashlight, and many other small articles. Taken from cars or outdoors were kerosene, car chains, chickens, gasoline, celluloid harness rings, new rolls of wire fencing and clover seed. Two families report that their cows have been milled. None of the stolen articles have been recovered.
Edina Movies – “Familiar Faces” made right here in Edina with people from all over this part of the country appearing in person, many of them talking, is estimated that not less than seven thousand people in the entire film features sound movies of Edina’s big basketball tournament with more than 300 players taking part. There are hundreds of other scenes that everyone will enjoy sponsored by the Edina Chamber of Commerce to be shown at Edina High school Wednesday evening.
Birth – A 7 lb. baby girl was born Monday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sharp.
Death – Mark H. Mattocks, 68, well known farmer of near Baring, died Tuesday of last week. Born near Mendon, Illinois, June 26, 1873, he lived most of his life in Knox and Scotland Counties. He was married to Miss Julia Ann Phillips forty-three years. Services were held at Greensburg.
William L. Triplett, 72, in and of near Knox City since 1870, died Sunday morning. He was born Aug. 10, 1868, in Breckenridge County, Kentucky, and came to Missouri with his family in 1870. Burial was in the family cemetery, southeast of Knox City, on the Triplett farm.
Missouri News – The City of Clarence will hereafter have 30 street lights in the residential district and 12 in the business district. Street lights were turned off in 1937 because of lack of funds, the city owning the Missouri Light & Power Co. $2500, later compromised for $2000. This debt has now been paid. Last spring the white way lights were turned on Saturday and Sunday nights only, but since Dec. 12 have been on regularly.
70 Years Ago
Jan. 12, 1950
In Service – Stanley Sharpe of Edina, who returned here Monday night after having served in the Navy a year, is now associated with his father in the latter’s barber shop on the south side of the square.
Birth – Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gardner are the parents of a daughter, Jennifer Jane, born Saturday morning at KCOSH, Kirksville.
Silver Anniversary – Mr. and Mrs. Bud Henry of near Novelty, celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Sunday at their home.
Wed – Miss Cora Early of south of Edina and Richard B. Kelly of Edina were married Saturday morning at St. Joseph Church.
60 Years Ago
Jan. 21, 1960
Federal Debt – Missouri taxpayers share of the federal budget is up $800 million going into the 1950’s over what it was going into the 1950’s, according to the Missouri Public Expenditure Survey. Missourians will pay about $1.9 billion as their share of the $84 billion budget for the next fiscal year submitted by President Eisenhower today. Knox County’s share of the federal budget will be about $3,230,000, the survey said based on its proportion of the population in Missouri.
Postmaster Exam – An examination for postmaster at Baring, Missouri, $4,620 a year, will be open for acceptance of applications until Feb. 9, 1960, the U.S. Civil Service, Washington, D.C. Commission announced today.
Births – Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steele are the parents of a daughter born Jan. 16, 1960, at KOH, Kirksville.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Rampy are grandparents for the sixteenth time, a son, Larry Dale Rampy, Jr., born Jan. 13, 1960 to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rampy.
New Ailment – Television is a suspect once more, this time as the cause of coccygodynia, otherwise known ain the medical profession as “TV Bottom.” The principal symptom is pain at the lower tip of the spine, often with pain in the hips and legs. It comes from sitting slumped in a chair watching television for long periods of time. It is said that most can be cured by heat, massage, and improvement in sitting posture.
50 Years Ago
Jan. 15, 1970
Birth – Mr. and Mrs. Guy H. Large of north of Edina are the parents of a daughter born Jan. 7, 1970, at KOH, Kirksville.
Seaman and Mrs. Alvin Moutrie are parents of a daughter, Laurie Ann, born Jan. 14, 1970, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Quincy, IL.
Death – Miss Bertha L. Halladay, 92, of Hurdland, died Jan. 9, 1970, while enroute to a Kirksville hospital.
40 Years Ago
Jan. 16, 1980
Birth – Mr. and Mrs. John A. Johnston of Corning, Missouri, are the parents of a girl, Camille Alexandria, born Jan. 5, 1980.
Wed – Kathryn Early, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Early of rural Edina and Jeffrey Wald, of Clayton, Missouri, were married November 24, 1979, in the Cheshire Inn, St. Louis, Missouri. Rabbi Alvan Rubin officiated at the ceremony and Rev. Fredrick Elskamp gave the marital blessing following the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Foster exchanged wedding vows on Dec. 28, 1979. Kathryn A. Childers of Belleville, Illinois, and Mr. Foster of Hedge City were united in marriage with a double ring ceremony conducted by Presiding Circuit Judge Bruce Normile at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hilgeford.