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Dick Sagers

Dick Sagers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sagers, is expected home this weekend. He is a freshman student at the State University of Iowa in Iowa City and has recently been named on the honor roll.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, published March 26, 1954, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.] Return to top of page


J. T. Sargent

J. T. Sargent, of Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa, was in the city last Monday looking around with a view to cast his lot among us. He is a solid man and would be a valuable acquisition.

[Source: Dodge City Times (Dodge City, KS) April 20, 1878, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]


Mrs. C. L. Sawdy

Local Pencilings. Mrs. A. J. Fortner returned to her new home at Hazelton, Iowa, last Friday, after a pleasant week’s stay with her mother, Mrs. C. L. Sawdy. Mrs. Sawdy accompanied her as far as DeWitt.
[Jackson Sentinel – Maquoketa, Iowa, Tuesday, July 20, 1920, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


Miss Gertrude Schaub

Bellevueans Meet Misfortune

From the Bellevue Leader we clip the following chapter of accidents: - Miss Gertrude Schaub was frightfully burned from boiling water last Thursday, her face, hands and arms being affected. Her friends offer sympathy.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, published Tuesday, March 30, 1920, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.] Return to top of page


Mrs. Fritz Schmitz

Sorrowful Home-coming

The home coming which was looked forward to so eagerly and joyously, was turned to sadness, when Mrs. Fritz Schmitz reached her far away home across the seas from Maquoketa to find that her mother had passed away suddenly just a week before her arrival and her father had grown totally blind. The boat on which Mr. and Mrs. Schmitz crossed the Atlantic was 18 days in the crossing owing to some engine trouble. The mother passed away on June 22, and was buried the 28.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, July 27, 1920, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


Natalie Cathryn Scott
Clarence P. Denkmann

Cards are out in our city announcing the coming marriage on Saturday, Jan. 10, 1920 of Miss Natalie Cathryn Scott, of Davenport to Mr. Clarence P. Denkmann of Walcott, Ia., the ceremony to take place in St. Mary’s church in Davenport. The bride-elect is the fourth daughter of Mrs. Catherine Scott, of our city and until her removal to Davenport, about five years ago, called Delmar her home, she has many friends here and in this vicinity who extend to her sincere congratulations.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, January 6, 1920, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


Mrs. Frank Sears

Mrs. Frank Sears of Maquoketa, Ia., is spending several days at the Flatiron hotel. Mrs. Sears was formerly Miss Anne E. Hutchins, principal of Franklin school.

[Source: Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Wednesday, July 22, 1925, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]


A. H. Seaver

Local Pencilings. Mrs. A. H. Seaver and son, Leonard, departed this morning for Hedgesville, Montana, to visit her daughters, Mrs. Jas. Ross and Miss Ruth Seavers, returning by way of Ada, S. D. where they will visit another daughter, Mrs. W. H. Wilson. At Ames, Mrs. Seaver’s sister, Mrs. Margaret Wilson will join them.
[Jackson Sentinel – Maquoketa, Iowa, Tuesday, July 20, 1920, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


H. B. Sessions

VIOLATION OF THE POST OFFICE LAW.

Sheriff Eddy, of McHenry county, Illinois, has been held to bail on the charge of intercepting and opening a letter placed in the mail by Henry J. White. The Chicago Times says:
"It appeared in proof that White, while a prisoner in the Woodstock jail (awaiting trial, we believe, upon the charge of counterfeiting), sent a letter, addressed to H. B. Sessions, at Maquoketa, Iowa, to the post office by a friend, which letter, before it had left the post office, was opened by Eddy, who took a copy of it. The letter contained nothing of any value to the cause of public justice, although the sheriff, as he alleges, suspected it was written to an accomplice of White's. The latter was subsequently tried and acquitted of the crime alleged against him. The case as proved was clearly a violation of the post office law, and the accused was held for trial under $300 bail.

"The practice, which is understood to be common with police officers, of taking suspected letters from the post office and opening them, is clearly in violation of law, notwithstanding it may sometimes be the means of detecting criminals, and the officer who takes the responsibility of so doing, must also take the hazard which he thereby incurs."
[Charleston Mercury (Charleston, SC) Monday, December 21, 1857, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]


George F. Sexton

AN IMMIGRANT'S REVENGE.
One Way of Getting Even With a Faithless Employer.

NEW YORK, June 30.-Frank C. Gayfer, a young Englishman from Ipswich, accompanied by his pretty wife, Gertrude, called at the Barge Office to-day and declared to Chief Contract Labor Inspector Mulholland that they wished to lodge information against Sexton, Colstock & Co., proprietors of a stock farm in Maquoketa, Ia., for bringing them here under contract. Gayfer says he answered the advertisement of George F. Sexton in an Ipswich paper asking for a stud groom and got the job. He was to receive $20 a month and his wife was to get $2 a week for cooking. Mr. Sexton gave them $45 to pay their expenses to America.

They sailed on the steamship Oranmore and arrived in Boston on February 15th. They went to Maquoketa. Mrs. Gayfer worked as a cook for Mr. Colstock and J. Calvin Murray, and Gayfer was employed as a groom. He was kicked by a horse and his leg was broken. His employers promised not to withhold his wages for the time he lost because of his injury. They did withhold them, however, he says, and would not pay him anything for the work previously performed. Colstock and Murray brought Gayfer and his wife here, but the couple say they would not pay their passage to Europe. Now the Gayfers are getting even. It costs $1000 to be convicted of importing contract laborers.

[San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA) Wednesday, July 1, 1891, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]


J. E. Shannon

(1907) J. E. Shannon of Maquoketa, Iowa, has rented from J. B. Romans the store room occupied by C. M. Barnes, and will soon put in a cigar store there. Mr. Barnes will occupy one of the store rooms in Henry' C. Beard's new block.
[Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Wednesday, September 25, 1907, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

(1927) J. E. Shannon of Maquoketa, Iowa, will shortly establish a wholesale and retail cigar and tobacco house in the building now occupied by C. M. Barnes.
[Aberdeen Daily News (SD) Tuesday, November 8, 1927, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]


Myrl Sizer

- 1926 - FEAR MISSING TEACHER IS FOUL PLAY VICTIM.
Anonymous Letters and Call Threaten Death for Her.

UNLESS DROP SEARCH.
Mount Vernon, Ia., Nov. 20 (AP)-Two unsigned letters and a telephone call, threatening the lives of Wendell Webb and Rhinford Arney, Cornell college students, if they did not give up their search for Miss Myrl Sizer, missing Maquoketa school teacher, increased the fear of the young woman's relatives today that she had met foul play.

The students considered the warning notes as a joke, but after the telephone call was received, President Harlan Undegraft, of Cornell college induced the boys to drop their private investigation. The students are reported to have uncovered clues, but these have not been revealed.

Miss Sizer left Maquoketa November 5 for Cedar Rapids, and has been traced as far as Marion where she left a friend who was traveling with her.
[Omaha World Herald (NE) Sunday November 21, 1926, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

- 1926 - MASS MEETING HELD IN HUNT FOR TEACHER
Mount Vernon, Ia., Girl is Strangely Absent Since November 5.

HAD FRIENDS IN OMAHA
Cedar Rapids, Ia., Nov. 26.-Whether Myrl Sizer, missing Mount Vernon, Ia., school teacher is in Omaha is a question that she alone can answer. Her parents have no idea where she is, but her friends here have suggested that she may be in Omaha or Boulder, Colo., where she had friends whom she had met while attending Iowa State college, at Ames.

This belief is strengthened by the fact than an Omaha train was standing at the station when Miss Sizer got off a Maquoketa train on the afternoon of November 5. She was not seen after she left the train nor after the Omaha train pulled out, therefore sher parents are of the belief that she may have boarded it.

Miss Sizer visited in Boulder last summer, and her parents are under the impression that she stopped off in Omaha for a day or two.

The search for the missing teacher has been extended to the west. The river has been dragged for miles with the thought she might have committed suicide. The town of Mount Vernon held a mass meeting yesterday and appointed a committee to solicit money to offer a cash reward. Private detectives have been engaged and it is the intention to extend the search to the Pacific coast. Miss Sizer's parents believe she either has been kidnapped or has been murdered. They say she has no reason to disappear and has no love affairs.
[Omaha World Herald (NE) Friday, November 26, 1926, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

- 1926 - OFFER FORTUNE FOR TRACE OF DAUGHTER.
Parents of Myrl Sizer, Iowa School Teacher, Enlists Private Detectives' Aid.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Ia.-Private detectives have undertaken to solve the disappearance of Miss Myrl Sizer, daughter of wealthy parents at Mount Vernon, Ia., who left a train at the village of Marion, 10 miles from her home, on the afternoon of Nov. 5 and vanished.

Police, city detectives and friends in half a dizen easter Iowa cities took up the search three days after the girl's disappearance, and after combing the Lincoln Highway and the adjoining fields from this city to Clinton, 84 miles, were forced to abandon it. They did not obtain a clew.

Miss Sizer, who is 28 years old, had been teaching school at Maquoketa, a few miles from her home, and decided to pass the week-end with her parents. She rode to Marion with another teacher and promised to meet her at the station for the return trip to Maquoketa the following Monday. That was the last time the girl was seen.

FAILS TO RETURN TO SCHOOL.
When she failed to return Monday, school authorities at Maquoketa telephoned Mr. and Mrs. W. R. SIzer, her parents to learn if she were ill. They were informed she had not been home. The next day the alarm was spread and hospitals at Davenport, Clinton, Cedar Rapids and other cities were searched, but there was no trace of Miss Sizer.

On the following Wednesday, information reached Miss Sizer's parents that a girl answering the descriptin of their daughter had been seen on the Lincoln Highway 25 miles east of Mount Vernon. A motorist going from Stanwood to Clarence reported he had given the girl a ride to Clarence and there she was waiting to be picked up by some other motorists with the hope of obtaining a ride to Chicago.

A few hours later a motorcycle patrolman in Clinton count reported he had seen the girl walking along the highway near De Witt, but did not know Miss Sizer was missing. The alarm was spread and between six and seven hundred students from Cornell College, Boy Scouts and friends of the girl took up the search. They were unable to find the girl seen on the highway, but were soon convinced she was not Miss Sizer.

Police in all cities within 300 miles of this city were notified of the girl's disappearance, but no words has come of her.

Her parents believe she has either been killed and her body hidden or has been kidnaped. Possibly by "white slavers." Miss Sizer drew $10 from the bank the day she left Maquoketa and is not known to have had other money. She was popular with the young men of the community, but kept no regular company and had no love affairs her people know of.

Marion is a junction point and as Miss Sizer's train pulled into the station, an Omaha train arrived and a Chicago train was due in an hour. It was suggested she might have taken one of these, but the ticket agent says he sold no ticket to a woman and conductors say no woman boarded the trains at Marion.

The Sizers are wealthy and announce they are prepared to spend their fortune to learn what has become of their daughter.
[Lexington Leader (KY) Friday, December 10, 1926, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

- - 1928 - - QUESTION DR. COOK ABOUT MISS SIZER.

Cedar Rapids Prosecutor Suspects That He Knows Where She Is.
Cedar Rapids, Ia, Jan 7, (AP).-Dr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Cook of Oxford Juntion, Ia., today underwent questioning regarding the disappearance more than a year ago of Myrle Sizer, Mt. Vernon, Ia., school teacher, while she was en route from Maquoketa to her home.

Cook, who is held with the death last September of Miss Eva Thompson of Oxford Mills, denied that he knew Miss Sizer or had anything to do with her disappearance.

County Attorney Walter J. Barngrover said Dr. Cook made one admission which he considered significant, that he was in Cedar Rapids the night Miss Sizer disappeared, and then went to Wheatland, where he formerly practiced. Miss Sizer was supposed to have been seen in Wheatland a few days after she vanished from Marion. Belief is now expressed that Miss Sizer is not dead, and that Dr. Cook may know where she is.

The doctor made repeated denials today that he was responsible for the death of Miss Thompson, who died in a local hospital September 19, after an alleged illegal operation. He admitted, officials said, that he brought her to the hospital. Barngrover said he has 14 witnesses to testify that she spent the night in his Oxford Junction home before she was brought to the hospital, and that he admitted at the hospital that the girl was his patient.

The couple will be arraigned on second degree murder charges.
[Source: Omaha World-Herald (NE) Saturday, January 7, 1928, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

- - 1928 - - THINK GIRL WAS SLAIN AND BURIED IN FIELD.
Wayne, Neb., Mar. 2.-(AP)-Belief that Miss Myrl Sizer, Mount Vernon, Ia., school teacher, who disappeared from Marion, Ia., November, 1926, was murdered in either Pierce or Wayne county Nebraska, and that her body is buried in a field somewhere between Carroll, Neb. And Pierce, Neb., was held today by Sheriff A. W. Stephens, of Wayne county.

Sheriff Stephens received a letter from the warden of the Oklahoma penitentiary Thursday stating that a convict giving the name of Wallace A. Andrews, in jail last fall in both Wayne and Pierce counties on chicken theft convictions, has confessed that a woman with whom he lived, who he said was Miss Sizer was buried on a Nebraska farm near Pierce, after she had committed suicide following a quarrel.

Both Sheriff Stephens and Andrews who saw the woman, say photographs of the Sizer girl resemble her closely. As soon as definite information is received a search for her body will be instituted. The girl's parents live at Britt, Ia.
[Aberdeen Daily News (SD) Friday, March 2, 1928, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

- - 1931 - - CONVICT MAY SOLVE MERLE SIZER MYSTERY.
Man Who Says He Buried Her Being Returned to Find Grave.

CALLS IT SUICIDE.
Wayne, Neb., Jan. 9 (AP) The mystery surrounding the disappearance in 1927 of Miss Merle Sizer, Mount Vernon, Ia., school teacher, may be definitely cleared up Monday officers believe. Wallace A. Andrew who officers say admitted secretly burying her is to be brought here form an Oklahoma prison to direct the search.

On September 28, 1927, Andrew escaped from jail here, where he was serving a 60-day term for chicken theft. According to the story he walked to Carroll, met Miss Sizer, with whom he said he had been living since her disappearance from her home a year previously, and stole an auto in which to make his getaway.

PLANNED TO QUIT HER.
Together they started south and somewhere between Carroll and Pierce he said he told her he intended abandoning her when they reached Norfolk because she was about to become a mother. It was then she shot herself, he avers. He buried her body in a grove of trees, he continued, and went to Oklahoma, where he was arrested soon afterwards.

While serving time in the Oklahoma penitentiary, Andrew first made his story known but, due to the vague description given, Sheriff Stephens was never able to find the supposed grave.

Stephens and the prisoner are expected in Wayne Saturday and Andrew promises to lead officers to the grave.

DISAPPEARED AT MAQUOKETA.
Mount Vernon, Ia., Jan. 9 (AP).-The disappearance of Miss Merle Sizer near here November 5, 1926, led to a nationwide search.

Miss Sizer was last seen when she stepped on a train at Maquoketa, where she was teaching school, presumably bound for Mount Vernon to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Sizer.

Her disappearance was reported a few days later, and rivers in eastern Iowa were dragged in hope of finding her body. George W. Penn, a friend of Miss Sizer and a student then at Cornell college was questioned but later released.

A theory that she might have been murdered was given credence when two other Cornell students, who had been conducting a private search for her, Binford Arney and Wendell Webb, received a note threatening them, unless they refrained from continuing their investigation.

FATHER SAYS GROUNDLESS.
Cedar Rapids, Ia., Jan 9, (AP).-W. R. Sizer, father of Myrl Sizer, said late today that he had had the story of Wallace Andrew investigated at the time it was made public and found it to be groundless.

Sizer said he sent his son, Harry, to Wayne then and that he found the woman with Andrew at the time he stole an auto in escaping after a jail break was Mrs. Andrew, and that she drove the car to Kansas City.

Whether he believed his daughter was dead or alive, Sizer would not say but it is the general opinion among peace officers here that she is alive for some unknown reason keeping her whereabouts secret.

A short time after Miss Sizer disappeared, her father was informed she was in a hospital in Kansas City. Visiting the hospital, Sizer said he found no trace of his daughter, but that a Kansas City reporter who obtained a picture of the girl told him there was no doubt in his mind but that the patient he saw was Miss Sizer.
[Omaha World Herald (NE) Saturday, January 10, 1931, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

- - 1931 - - CONVICT REPUDIATES MYRL SIZER 'BURIAL'
Returned from Oklahoma Wallace Andrew Says Tale a Hoax.

DENIES NEW HER.
Wayne, Neb., Jan. 12. (AP).-Possibility that the mystery surrounding the disappearance in 1926 of Miss Myrl Sizer, Mount Vernon, Ia., school teacher, might be solved appeared remote today when Wallace A. Andrew, returned here from the Okalhoma state penitentiary, refuted his previous statements and denied that he knew anything about the young woman.

Andrew previously had told officers that he buried the body of the young woman in a grove of trees between Pierce and Carroll, Neb., after she had shot and killed herself. He was returned here Saturday night from Oklahoma and told officers that his signed statement concerning the girl was a fabrication.

Sheriff Archie Stephens and James Pile of Wayne brought Andrew here to face charges of breaking jail, robbing a garage and automobile theft.

Andrew completed a term in the Oklahoma penitentiary last Friday for the theft of eggs and the Nebraska officers took him into custody.

Has Little to Say.

The prisoner today told authorities here that his story about burying the young woman was told because he thought he would be returned to Wayne at once from the Oklahoma prison and thus avoid the penitentiary sentence. Previously, Andrew agreed to take officers to the spot where he claimed the body was buried, but he now denies any knowledge of the affair.

He told officers that he was not with Miss Sizer on the night of September 28, 1927, when he escaped from the Wayne county jail and that he knows nothing of her disappearance. Previously he had told authorities that the young woman accompanied him from Wayne after his escape and ended her life that night.

Sheriff Stephens said Andrew had little to say on his trip to Wayne. The date of his arraignment on the charges here has not been set.
[Omaha World Herald (NE) Tuesday, January 13, 1931, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]


John Smola

John Smola, of Maquoketa, Iowa, writes to City Comptroller Graves for information concerning Bellingham as a lace to engage in the cement business. He says he has been informed that Bellingham is the snappiest city on Puget Sound, and he is desirous of locating here.
[Bellingham Herald – Bellingham, Washington, November 18, 1905, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


Aloysius Sprank

Aloysius Sprank expects to go to Quincy, Ill, Monday to spend a few days with his sister, Miss Anna.

Maquoketa Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Friday, April 2, 1920, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman. Return to top of page


Hugo Staack

Sister-In-Law Dies

Hugo Staack returned Sunday evening from Oak Park, Ill., where he was called by the death of his sister-in-law. Mrs. Staack will remain at Oak Park a few days longer.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, published Tuesday July 27, 1920, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.] Return to top of page


Mrs. Henry Starr

Mrs. Henry Starr and daughters Viola, and Saura May left Sunday via DeWitt for Tracy, Minnesota, to visit with the former's parents. Mrs. Star'rs father is in very feeble health.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, published Friday, July 20, 1920, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


Mr. & Mrs. John Steins

Twin baby daughters were born Friday morning, Dec. 26th, to Mr. and Mrs. John Steins, well known farmers living north of Preston. The little ones only lived a few hours, despite all the aid that medical skill could render. The mother’s life seemed to be hanging in the balance for several hours, but fortunately the crisis was passed and she is now convalescent. The babies were buried Saturday morning from St. Joseph’s church of this city, mass being said by father Bayes, with interment in St. Joseph’s cemetery.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, January 6, 1920, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


Joe Stender and Henry Bush

Attention, Doc Osler

That Doc Osler, the scientist who advocates chloroforming people when they reach seventy, is a finicky old crab, is evidenced by the recent feat of Joe Stender and Henry Bush, of near Nashville, and who are both past the three score and ten milestone, these two veterans of the old school unassisted, cut and put in the barn one hundred tons of hay up until last Saturday night, and say they are feeing fine as a fiddle. If any of the young cubs want a few pointers, they will be accomodated,- providing Joe and Henry have the time.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, published Tuesday July 27, 1920, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.] Return to top of page


W. M. Stephens

EVANS BLOCK SOLD
W. M. Stephens, a Maquoketa Banker, Is the Purchaser.

The Evans block, corner of Fourth and Iowa streets, has just changed hands, Mr. Evans settling to Wm. M. Stephens, of Maquoketa, Jackson county, Io. This property comprises the building and lot, having a frontage on Fourth street of forty-four feet and on Iowa street of 100 feet. The building is a handsome stone front on both streets, four stories above the basement, containing with store rooms and offices in all some thirty-five rooms, all well furnished, with elevator, steam heat and all modern improvements. This property cost Mr. Evans something over $60,000, but having become largely interested in South Dakota, he prefers to realize rather than to hold the property. Mr. Stephens exchanges some farm lands in Jackson county, Io., and other property situated in Lanark and Leaf River, Ill, paying the difference in cash. The consideration in the deed is $30,000. Mr. Stephens does not expect to give this property his personal attention, but a relative of his Charles Stephens, will take charge of the property, which will be put in perfect repair and with some additional improvements will make it a No. 1 investment. The property at present is only paying $200 a month. He says this can easily be doubled, as the best part of the building through lack, of attention is now vacant.

W. M. Stephens is the cashier of the Jackson County bank at Maquoketa and at present a member of the state legislature, from Jackson county, and the mayor of Maquoketa. He is a personal friend of Capt. W. S. Belden, clerk of the courts, and of F. M. Fort and E. P. Fair, attorneys, of this city, and all formerly of Jackson county. Mr. Stephens will not remove to Sioux City at present; as he says he would rather be mayor of Maquoketa than governor of the state of Iowa.

[Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, IA) Saturday, February 2, 1895, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

ANOTHER W. M. Stephens Article:

WAS SIMPLY FOOLISHNESS
Charles Stephens Overdrew His Uncle's Account, but Was Forgiven.

Charles Stephens, the young man who for some time recently had charge of the Stephens block, formerly known as the Evans block, at the corner of Fourth and Iowa streets, has left the city, and William Stephens, a banker of Maquoketa, and the present owner of the block, has it personally in charge for the time being.

When Mr. Stephens purchased the block a few months ago, he sent Young Stephens, who is his nephew, here to assume charge. The young man's parents live at Bayard, Neb., and he was at that time located in Chicago. When Young Stephens arrived here with his wife he began running things in a rather lively manner. An amount of money was deposited by the elder Mr. Stephens in the Iowa State National bank, to be used for repairs to the Evans block. The money was subject to the check of William Stephens, whose name his nephew was permitted to sign by power of attorney. It is said that the young man paid all his bills, which were heavy, by checks upon this deposit. About two weeks ago the elder Mr. Stephens' wife came here from Maquoketa to see how things were running. She soon saw that everything was not as it should be, and wrote to her husband the condition of affairs. Mr.Stephens came here last Wednesday. An investigation showed that his nephew had been living extravagantly and that his business was suffering from neglect. He also found that the young man had overdrawn his bank account at the Iowa State National bank about $100, but the bank knowing the elder Mr. Stephens to be responsible, had paid the checks without question. To avoid notoriety, Mr. Stephens settled up the affairs of his nephew, but relieved him of the management of the Evans block. The young man and his wife left immediately for Chicago.

Mr. Stephens, when seen by a reporter, said: "It is true that Charlie, as we call him, did not make a success of the management of the Evans block and that he overdrew our bank account, but I do not care to say much about his foolishness. I do not know whether or not he knew he was overdrawing the bank account. It is possible he did, but needed a little more money than was in the bank and thought as it was all in the family it would be all right. I have paid the deficiency to the bank and settled up all his affairs here and he has left the city for Chicago. I do not think he intended to do any wrong, but he simply acted foolishly."

Mr. Stephens has not as yet decided upon a manager for the block, but he and his wife will remain here for a week or two.

[Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, IA) Monday, May 6, 1895, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]


Will Stephens

WILL STEPHENS, son of J. R. Stephens of this city and a young man well known hereabouts, has embarked in the news-paper business in Crawford county this State. BILLY is a bright fellow and may yet make his mark as a quill driver.
[Jackson Sentinel – Maquoketa, Iowa, Thursday, June 12, 1879, by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


R. M. Stockey

PROF. STOOKEY SUPERINTENDENT MAQUOKETA CITY SCHOOLS.
Emmetsburg, Ia., Aug. 15.-Prof. R. M. Stockey, for two years head of schools here, has gone to Maquoketa, where he will be city superintendent.

[Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Wednesday, August 16, 1916, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]


Thomas Sullivan

Zwingle Man Breaks Limb

Tuesday while loading logs in the timber, Thos. Sullivan had the misfortune of having his leg broken between the knee and the ankle by the overturning of the sled with a log on, which caught him with the above result. Mr. Sullivan is getting along as well as can be expected under the circumstances. Dr. Shields is the attending physician and Miss McGuire is the nurse in charge. All hope for Tom’s speedy recovery.
[Jackson Sentinel – Maquoketa, Iowa, Tuesday, January 11, 1921, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


Paula DueMong
Lloyd N. Suthers

Wedding Bells Ring Out the Old Year

The marriage of Miss Paula DueMong and Lloyd N. Suthers, both highly respected and well known young people of this city, took place Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 31, at 2 o’clock at the M. E. parsonage at Davenport, the Rev. Frank Cole, former pastor of the pride, performing the ceremony. The young couple were accompanied by Miss Minnie DueMong, sister of the bride, and Miss Esther Burrows.

Mr. and Mrs. Suthers departed from Davenport soon after the ceremony for their new home in Chicago Heights, where the groom has a position as Chemical Engineer for the Victor Chemical Works.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. John DueMong and for several years had been the efficient saleslady in the W. E. Lamey and later the McAllister Store, where by her pleasing ways and accommodating manners she won a host of friends.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Suthers, a young man of sterling worth and high ambitions, a graduate of the M. H. S., and a student at the Iowa University until the war broke out, when he entered the U. S. Service.

The Sentinel joins the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Suthers in extending hearty congratulations.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, January 6, 1920, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


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