KELDEN MICHIGAN
Chippewa County
News and Gossip

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13 Jun 1896 - Evening News
Kelden is the name of a new postoffice just established five miles north of Barbeau. Walter Todd is postmaster.

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31 Jan 1908 Evening News
The Benetan brothers have moved into their new camp on Mud Lake shore and the pulp wood and ties are going some.
John Eveleigh was a Kelden visitor last week.
Miss Lizzie Daley is home after visiting friends in Sterlingville.
Samuel Walker, Jr., attended revival meetings at Sterlingville last week.
C. H. Avery made a trip to the Soo on business Friday.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Bergin is very sick with pneumonia.
Mr and Mrs. Johnny Slont were Kelden visitors last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Weir visited friends here last week.
The recent fall of snow has put a smile on the timber dealers faces around Kelden.
Oscar Benoit is busy hauling pulp wood for Nelson Pero.
Archie Courdor is much obliged to the man who helped himself to the oats in the barn on the Walker farm one night recently.
William Kelden came home from the camp Thursday.
Benjamin Lavender is working for McKay Brothers making ties.
Joseph Benoit and Nelson Pero are busy hauling hay to Neebish island.
Jack McKay and brother Will were in Kelden Saturday night.
Samuel Walker visited at McKay's camp Sunday.

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21 November 1917 Evening News
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Walker spent Sunday at Barbeau.
Dr. Deadman of Sault Ste. Marie was here for a few days to enjoy the hunting season. He is staying at Mr. Fowlers residence.
Andrew Gray was a Stirlingville caller Sunday.
Sam Walker is in Pickford on business this week.
Mr. and Mrs Oscar Benoit and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benoit visited, at Burbeau, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Claffis Desormeau. Sr., went to Pickford on business this week.
Miss Bertha Perron left this week for Sault Ste. Marie, where she has accepted a position.
Joe Fortin of Stirlingville, was here Monday buying winter supplies.
Arthur Libby and Mr. Archie Carriere left Monday morning for McCarron where they will work this winter at Carriere's lumber camp.
Miss Olive Fowler and Miss May Flower made a visit to Pickford Monday.
Oscar Benoit returned Monday afternoon from Barbeau where he visited over Sunday.
Sam Shields scow left here Tuesday morning for Sault Ste. Marie.
Mr. Conley of McCarron, spent the week here on business.
Gilbert Lavendar was a Stirlingville caller this week.
Mr. Gray is in Barbeau this week on business.
Miss Gladys Walker called at Stirlingville Tuesday.
Frank Trempe and friends motored here from Sault Ste. Marie and will remain for a few days to enjoy hunting season.
Frank Watson of Stirlingville, was a caller here Tuesday.
Joseph Benoit drove his team to Barbeau Monday.
Mrs. Lavendar spent Sunday in McCarron.
Jack Walker, superintendent of the Chippewa County Poor Farm, visited here for a few days this week.
Dan Smith motored here from, the Soo. He came on business.
Frank Watson was here from Stirlingville, Wednesday morning.
Bert Walker of Pickford, was a caller this week.
Mr. Libby and son Joseph, were Pickford callers Wednesday.
Mr. Burnett, early hunter, returned to the Soo Tuesday evening.
Peter Desormeau was in Barbeau on business this week.
Lavendar Bros, are “buzzing wood" for Avery's and Carriere's.
Minnie Grey of Stirlingville was here this week visiting relatives. She will go to Detroit, where she expects to make her future home.
Andrew Grey is in Stirlingville this week.
George Griffon and: two sons of Detroit, are here for the hunting season.
Mr. Watkins from Rudyard drove here on business this week.
Mr. Delor Desorrneaux arrived from Soo, Mich. Thursday evening.
Rev. Beebee of McCarron, was here visiting for a few days.
Joe Libby and Mrs. Libby motored to the Soo Friday morning.
Melbourn Avery and Mr. Mitten made a business trip to Barbeau Friday morning.
Mrs. Lavendar and Gilbert Lavendar went to Sault Ste. Marie Friday.
Mrs. Fortin left this morning for Barbeau, where she will visit the Potoins.
Mr. Anderson of Pickford was here visiting Friday afternoon.
Frank Bzard of Sault Ste. Marie was here for several days to enjoy the hunting.
R. R. Reinhart from Sault Ste. Marie is a caller. He will remain for the hunting.
Delor Desormeaux and Mr. and Mrs. Oraffis Desormeaux motored to the Soo Saturday morning, on business.
Clarence Scale from Barbeau is here for the hunting season.
Miss Emma Walker, who has been working at the Munoskong Bay club, during hunting season, returned Friday evening to spend the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Walker.
Mr. Swart of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, was here for a hunting trip.
Munoskong Bay club members who hail from Detroit, Chicago, and other cities, having enjoyed a successful hunting season here, have returned to their respective homes. All speak in high and enthusiastic terms of the country here.
Gilbert Lavendar and Herbert Lavendar spent Saturday in Stirlingville.
Art Libby, and Archie Carriere motored to their lumber camp at McCarron, Saturday morning. Daniel Lavendar arrived here from Raco, this week, to visit his mother. He expects to remain here indefinitely.
Mr. and Mrs. Thorne of Barbeau are callers here this week. They are visiting at the residence of Mr. Samuel Walker.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Walker and son, Robert, made a trip to Sault Ste. Marie, Saturday morning. They claim the roads are improving slowly but surely.
Mr. Thompson of Barbeau, is here hunting this week.
Benjamin Lavendar - Chicago lumber dealer, is here for the hunting season.
Tennis Desormcaux and Joseph Benoit, have been drafted and leave Wednesday, Nov. 21, for the military training camp.
Miss Maiza McKay was a Soo visitor Saturday.
Archie Carriere states that work in his camp is progressing rapidly and next week he expects to start cutting weed.
Mrs. Cora Avery, Miss Elizabeth Avery and Mr. Melbourne Avery drove, to Stirlingville, Sunday, to attend church service.
Mrs. Gideon Carriere, Miss Rosanna Carriere and Albert Carriere went to Barbeau Sunday, to attend church.
Mr. Griffin, hunter, here from Detroit. shot a fine large deer. He expects to remain here another week.
Messrs. Tardiff, Walker McCarron and Crow motored here Sunday. They spent the day hunting.
Mrs. S. Walker returned from Sault Ste. Marie. Sunday, where she spent the week-end visiting relatives.

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27 Dec 1917 Evening News
Napoleon Desormeaux, who got hurt in an accident last Saturday afternoon with the wood-cutting machine, is said to be slowly improving, owing to the fact that blood poisoning infected the injured limb. However. Dr. T. G.
Fox of Pickford, declares he will pull him through safely.
Miss Merle Avery, who is teaching at Pickford returned here Friday evening, to spend the Christmas:holidays at her home, Edgewood farm.
Dorothy Snell left-for the Soo Saturday morning where she will spend the Christmas holidays.
Victor Avery returned this week from the Dunbar school to spend the holidays.
Mr. Potvin is threshing this week for Fowler brothers.
Mr. Brown went to Barbeau on business Monday. He returned with a fine horse.
Miss Bertha Perron left for the Soo Monday morning to resume her duties.
Messrs Peter and Claffis Desormeaux were Soo business callers Monday.
Miss Rose Perron moved to the Soo Monday morning where she expects to make her future home.
Edith Mitten of Barbeau was a visitor here Sunday.
Alexander Carriere is on the sick list this week.
Theodore Potvin went to the Soo Saturday morning on business.
Louis Potvin attended church service at Barbeau Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Benawav attended church services at Barbeau Sunday.
Claffis Desormeaux went to the Soo Wednesday
While working up at the Big Munoskong river this week, Gideon Carriere had a narrow escape. He fell in and it was only by a skilful maneuver than he was able to save himself.
Miss Emily Perron attended church services at Barbeau Sunday.
Peter Desormeaux was a Soo business caller Tuesday.
Mr. Bourgond went to the Soo this week with a large load of hay.
Mr. Brown was a Soo caller this week.
Mrs. Louis Potvin and Miss Melvinia Potvin have both been tonsilitis victims this week.
Messrs. Delor and Joe Desormeaux returned from camp Wednesday.
Joe Courier of the Soo was a visitor here this week.
Oscar Perron of the Soo is here to spend a few days.
Louis Potvin spent the week end at the Soo on business.
Mrs. Nelson Bergeron came from Raco Wednesday. She will visit the Perrons.
Mrs. Nelson Perron was a Soo visitor Tuesday.
On Thursday. Dec. 20, the Red Cross school day was celebrated by the children of Kelden school. Miss D. Snell grave them a descriptive talk about the Red Cross work, etc. Melboure Avery and Mrs. Cora Avery are the first to become "active" members. It is hoped that other residents of Kelden will immediately follow suit.
Mrs. Nelson Perrow was a Soo caller Tuesday.
Mr. Bourgoad was in the Soo Tuesday.
Charles Cannell of Stirlingville was a caller this week.
Oscar Benoit was in the Soo on business Wednesday.
Frank Donnelly of Stirlingville, was here visiting Monday.
Mac Bergeron went to the Soo with a load of hay this week.

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04 Sep 1918 Evening News
Emma Walker is visiting friends in Pickford this week.
Archie Carriere was to the Sault on business Monday
Mrs. Mitten and daughter Edith were Kelden callers Sunday.
Arthur Libby motored to the Sault on business Monday.
Aldrick Thorn was to Kelden on business Tuesday.
Sam Walker went to Barbeau on business Monday.
Andrew Gray was at Kelden Saturday.
Sam Walker was a Kelden caller Saturday.

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23 Nov 1918 Evening News
Delor Desormeaux is very ill this week with the Spanish flu.
Mrs. Floyd McKay and Mrs. A. Carriere were to Stirlingville Saturday.
John McKay was a Kelden caller this week.
Samuel Walker was a Kelden caller Tuesday.
Archie Carriere and Arthur Libby came home from camp Saturday.
Fred Sennet died at Kelden Tuesday with the Spanish flu.
Charles Cray was a Kelden caller Saturday.
Mrs. Charles Mitten was a Kelden caller Friday.
Dave Mitten was a Keldon caller Thursday.
Robert Walker was to McCarron Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Aldrick Thorn were Kelden callers Friday.
Herb Thorn was a Kelden caller, Friday.

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15 Jun 1921 Evening News (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan)
Delor Desormeaux motored to the Sault Wednesday.
Gilbert Lavender of this peace started a new line here last Monday. He leaves Kelden for the Sault at 9 o'clock slow time and leaves the Sault for Kelden at 4:30 slow time.
A baseball game was played Friday at Stirlingville by our local team and that of Pickford. Score 9 to 14 in favor of Pickford.
Cleveland Roe. Arthur and Joe Libby were callers in the Sault Wednesday evening.
Maisie McKay, Katie Carrier, Herminie and Malvine Potvin passed the examinations which they wrote on in May. Miss McKay received an average of 92 1-2. that being the best.
V. L. Lipsett passed through Kelden Wednesday enroute to the Sault.
Cleophas Desormeaux. Jr., motored to the Sault Wednesday.
Pascal Benoit, Joe Benoit Jr and Mildred Portin were Sault callers Thursday.
Philip Lavassar and his son James, motored to the Sault on a business mission Thursday.
Mrs. Joe Benoit Sr., was a Sault business caller Thursday.
Louis Potvin was a Sault business caller Wednesday.
Russell St. Clair of Oak Ridge Park and Miss Emily Perron of Sault Ste. Marie attended the Picnic given at Stirlingville Friday afternoon. They also visited friends and relatives here.
Cleophas Desormeaux Jr. and Cleophas Sr. motored to the Sault Saturday.
Albert Lavender of the Sault spent Sunday at his home here.
A number of young people of Kelden attended the dance given at Oak Ridge Park Saturday night.
The picnic given at Stirlingville Friday afternoon by the Kelden school was a big success. A good crowd attended. A ball game was the principal feature of the afternoon. The local team was defeated by a score of 9 to 14.
Peter Desormeaux and Joseph Synette took Russel St. Clair and Miss Emily Perron to Oak Ridge Saturday morning.
Sunday afternoon Barbeau and Kelden had their two baseball teams practicing at Louis Potvin’s.
Sunday afternoon there will be a game played between the Kelden Cubs and Barbeau. A good game is expected.
Cleveland Roe who has been engaged as the last ten months as the local teacher, left here Sunday night. Sunday afternoon he expressed his sincere attitude toward the people of this place in the following words: The moment has arrived when I cease living with a people who have never in a single instance which I am conscious greeted or met me with anything else other than a hearty welcome extended. I am proud to say that I have made a circle of sincere friends among the people of this place and I take this golden opportunity to tell you folks that I surely do appreciate the kind hospitality bestowed upon me. I am pleased to have been working among and with you people and would be glad to do likewise again should occasion arise. I want to thank you people for the kind and help; co-operation and assistance which you were so grateful to grant me and I must assure you that I worked faithfully with yon children and did according to the dictates of my own conscience, was fair and just with one and all who were under ray jurisdiction."
Arthur Libby drove Cleveland Roe home Sunday evening.
A number of the young people of Kelden attended the dance given at Sterlingville Friday night.
A ball game was played in Keldon Sunday. June 5 between the local team and Pickford. A large crowd attended. The score being 7 and 3 in favor of Pickford.
Albert Castyne of Nesterville. Ont. arrived here Saturday. He is visiting with his brothers and sisters of this place. He expects to leave in about two weeks.
Arthur Libby drove his mother to the Sault Monday.
P. H. Taylor was in Kelden fixing the telephone line Tuesday.
Joe Libby motored to the Sault Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Libby and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bourgond left Tuesday morning for a trip through eastern Canada. They will visit friends and relatives in Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec. They expect to be gone several weeks.
Louis Potvin and his mother transacted business in the Sault Tuesday.
The Kelden school closed last Friday.