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Black Hawk County, Iowa
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Mrs. Sarah E. Dale

Mrs. Sarah E. Dale died very suddenly in Cedar Falls last Sunday morning, of apoplexy. The deceased was 69 years of age and a native of England. See Gazette.

[Daily Iowa State Register (16 Apr. 1869) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Nellie Frank

Mrs. Nellie Frank of LaPorte, was frightfully burned about the hands and head when she threw a cup of coal oil into stove to kindle the fire. She had stepped into the telephone exchange office and it being cold had offered to start the fire. It was supposed that there were no coals in the stove.

[Daily Gate City, Keokuk, Iowa, published November 21, 1908; submitted by cddd]

John L. Gherny

Student Wins Honors.

Cedar Falls, Iowa, May 9. - John L. Gherny of Osage, a popular student of the Iowa state normal school, won first place on three counts at the interstate normal oratorical contests, which were held in Warrensburg, Mo.

This is the third time that the Iowa State Normal school has won these honors and there is general rejoicing over the literary standing of the institution.

[The Appeal, St. Paul, MN, May 12, 1906, submitted by Dawn Minard]

Opal Green


Opal Green, 16, 1647 Sycamore, diphtheria.

[Waterloo Evening Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, September 7, 1928; trans. by Mary Kay Krogman]

Thirty-Four Hurt In Wreck

Chicago and Great Western Trail Is Derailed in Iowa

Waterloo, Ia., March 14. - Andrew Bennett of Bryant, S.D., was fatally injured, and 33 other passengers were more or less seriously hurt today when southbound Chicago & Great Western passenger train was derailed three miles north of Dunkerton, Ia.

Within the wrecked cars the passengers were tossed about. The series of crashes was terrific. When the cars left the track the lighting system was disconnected and the wreck victims had difficulty in crawling out of the debris in the darkness.

The injured are mostly from nearby points. Among them are George Delaney, Ottawa, Can.; George Blodas, New York; Bol Papas, New York, and J. E. Landholt, New York.

[The Gazette Times, Pittsburg, PA., Published March 15, 1912]
Submitted by Cathy Danielson


Miss Hilda Weuve returned home from Cedar Falls Friday, where she had been attending summer school.

[State Center Enterprise State Center, Marshall County, Iowa September, 1920,Transcribed by DM]

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