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Daniel, Best

Traer, Iowa, July 8 -- Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Daniel and Mrs. Isabel Best gave a reception at the Daniel home last night in honor of Mr. and Mrs. James Gillespie, who have just returned from their wedding trip. About 150 guests greeted the happy couple, with good wishes. Mr. Gillespie is junior editor of the Star-Clipper, and Mrs. Gillespie, formerly Miss Bennett, had been a teacher in the public schools at this place.
[The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Friday, July 8, 1904 - Submitted by Karen Hammer]

Rev. Mr. Brean

GARWIN, IOWA - Rev. Mr. Brean, pastor of the United Brethren church, has resigned and will enter evangelistic work.

[The Minneapolis Journal, Minneapolis, Minn. , August 21, 1905, submitted by KT=fofg]


Miss Mario Hagedorn of Clutier returned to her home Friday after spending a week with relatives and friends here.

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

Price Children (Daniel, Udella, Johnny, William & Harry)

Mass Funeral For Fire Dead
Five Children Victims of Tama Blaze

Tama, Ia., (AP)
Five little children victims of a fire which destroyed their home Saturday night, will be buried here in simple funeral ceremonies Tuesday.

State Fire Marshall John Strohm returned to Des Moines after searching the ruins of the Tom Price home here, but did not disclose whether he had found the cause of the tragic blaze.

Firemen found the bodies of five of the Price children, Daniel, 16 months old; Udella, 5 years old, and only girl in the family; Johnny, 3; William, 7; and Harry, 9, on the second floor of the frame home.

Parents Shopping

Another boy, Richard, 11, escaped. The parents were shopping in the downtown section, when the flames broke out. Two other sons, Jack, 15, and Tommy, 13, also were away.

Richard told Coroner A. J. Wentzien he was awakened by smoke and ran outside to summons help.

A neighbor, Clifford Shaw, awakened by Richard's cries, went into the house but was unable to make his way through the smoke to rescue the trapped children.

Wouldn't Come Down

"I could hear the children whimpering and screaming on the second floor," Shaw said,. "I called them, but they wouldn't come down. They said they were afraid."

"They wouldn't come down. I doubt if they could, the smoke was so thick. Then I lighted a bunch of matches and got on the stairs. The smoke was so thick I passed out. Somehow I revived enough to crawl out."

The parents arrived at the home about, the same time the fire trucks drew up.

The tragedy was the fourth of its kind in Iowa this year in which groups of children had been burned to death.

Richard told the coroner he had been awakened by smoke while sleeping with his younger brothers and sister early in the evening.

Couldn't Find Fire

He said he and Harry went downstairs, but could find no fire and returned to bed. A second time Richard was awakened by smoke and went alone to the kitchen range where he removed some pine boards he thought were smouldering and threw them outdoors.

He told the coroner he returned to bed only to wake up again coughing. This time, he said, the smoke was so thick he ran downstairs alone and outside the house to summons help.

Firemen Hampered

A neighbor drove to the downtown section to turn in an alarm, there being no telephones in the neighborhood.

Coroner Wentzien called a three-man jury, but recessed it subject to call, after it had viewed the bodies of the victims.

Firemen said they were hampered because no hydrant was nearby and they had to lay 1,150 feet of hose to reach the flaming structure.

[Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa, Published May 29, 1939, submitted by Cathy Danielson]

Visiting Friends & Relatives

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Greeler, Alvin Lavene, Hattie Forman, Emil Winkelman and Junior Moeller have returned from Iowa, where they have been visiting friends and relatives. Their trip took them first to Marion, Ia., where they visited Mr. and Mrs. Lee Neunshwander, who lived in the town of York about 19 years ago. At Dysart they visited with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moeller, who are also old residents of the town of York. At Chelsea they visited Clifford and Joseph Vaverka. From Chelsea they stopped at Dickeyville, where they viewed the beautiful shrines, and Alvin Laverne also visited an old schoolmate, John Rolss, who was recently discharged from the army. The group also called on Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stiens of Dysart. Mrs. Stiens is the former Erna Rolss, who at one time lived near Neillsville.

[Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 22 Nov. 1945; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]

Professor Wilcor

MONTOUR, IOWA. - Professor Wilcor of this place has been elected superintendent of the Garwin schools.

[The Minneapolis Journal, Minneapolis, Minn. , August 21, 1905, submitted by KT=fofg]

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