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Kanabec County, Minnesota


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Marvin H. Bird

- - - Source: Ames Daily Tribune (IA) April 15, 1931; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
THREE YOUTHS CONFESS THEFTS TO AMES POLICE.
Three youths arrested here Tuesday evening are being held for Waterloo police officers after confessing a series of robberies to Chief W. J. Cure of the Ames police department. They are Marvin H. Bird, 21, of Grasston, Minn.; Charles Johnson, 21, of near State center and Edwin St. John of near State Center. St. John said he is employed on a farm near State Center and was not implicated in the robberies.

The other two youths confessed to breaking into a drug store at Rhodes, Ia., early Monday morning and stealing an adding machine and some jewelry. On Monday they sold the adding machine in Waterloo for $3.

Later they broke into the Waterloo Office Supply company's office at Waterloo and stole two typewriters and an adding machine and then went to the Kluck Music house in Waterloo and stole a new radio.

The adding machine and one typewriter were sold in Des Moines Tuesday after the two youths had picked up St. John. Tuesday evening the three youths sold a resident of Ames the radio for $20 but he became suspicious at the price and notified police who arrested them. The radio was a six tube new machine of a well-known make and contained a clock.

Chief Cure grilled the three boys and they confessed to all the robberies. The Ames police now have the radio and one typewriter which was not sold. It was expected that Waterloo officers will come here for the boys late Wednesday.
- - - Source: Ames Daily Tribune (IA) April 17, 1931; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
THREE ARRESTED IN AMES ARE HELD TO GRAND JURY THURS.
WATERLOO, (U.P.) - Marvin H. Bird, 21, of Grasston, Minn., and Charles Johnson, 21, of State Center, Ia., were bound over to the grand jury Thursday under bond of $2,500 apiece for stealing a radio from a local music shop Monday night. They were arrested at Ames the following day.

Neither was able to raise bail. They claimed to be former radio entertainers at the Marshalltown station.


W. Burton
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Wednesday, July 10, 1918; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

GRASSTON MAN WOUNDED
Ottawa, Ont., July 9.-W. Burton of Grasston, Minn., was listed as wounded in the Canadian casualty list issued here today. Three Americans were killed and three wounded, according to the list.


Peter Guyre
[Jackson Citizen (Jackson, MI) Tuesday, March 22, 1881, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]

DRUNKEN INDIANS
A party of Indians, consisting of a half-dozen or more, beastly intoxicated, attacked the residence of Peter Guyre, near Brunswick, Minn., Saturday morning, and fired several rifle shots into the bedroom, broke in the windows, etc., and attempted to get into the house. Mr. Guyre removed his family to rooms in the second story, and guarded them until morning, when the Indians left. He then moved them to a neighbor’s Mr. Allen DeWolf. In the forenoon the Indians came to Mr. DeWolf’s place and hung around, watching for Guyre, and were told to leave by Mr. DeWolf. They refused to go, and one of them drew a knife and started to rush upon Mr. DeWolfe. He finally ran into the house, and taking down a double-barreled shot-gun, went out with the intention of shooting, but his wife and children cried and took on so, that he did not, and the Indians finally slunk away.

Mr. Guyre is a poor man, and has been sick for the last month, being in very poor circumstances and the county furnishing him with the necessities of life. Mr. DeWolf was well fixed for them, having two rifles and a navy revolver, besides a shotgun loaded, and if he had opened fire there would have been a few redskins less in that vicinity immediately. Whisky was the whole cause, and if the government does not stop the sale of intoxicants to these Indians there will be another massacre, for they are utterly unmanageable when under the influence of liquor.


A. J. Edstrom and Sam Nestrom
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (St. Paul, MN) August 21, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

M'NEELEY IS DISCHARGED.
Charged With Trying to Collect Fare for Elevator Ride.

MINNEAPOLIS. Capt. A. D. McNeeley, elevator operator at the court house, was yesterday discharged for having attempted to collect 5 cents each from A. J. Edstrom and Sam Nestrom, two visitors in the city, hailing from Quamba, Minn.

It is charged that Edstrom and Nestrom wished to visit the court house tower, and they were informed by McNeeley that it would cost them 5 cents apiece before they could be taken up to the top floor. The visitors refused to pay, and consequently the elevator man would take them no higher than the third floor.

McNeeley stoutly denied the charge, bit it is said that the conversation was overheard by another court house employe, and yesterday McNeeley was told that his services were no longer required by the county. McNeeley is a veteran of the Civil war, and is at the present time drawing a pension of $25 a month from the government. Commissioner Sweet says that similar complaints has reached his ears before.


Otto Fisher
Source: Seattle Daily times (Seattle, WA) Friday, July 5, 1935; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

9 FAMILIES TO START TREK BACK FROM MATANUSKA
By Associated Press.
PALMER, Alaska, Friday, July 5.-A rapid reorganization of construction work in the Matanuska colonization project was under way today with Eugene Carr, relief administration "trouble-shooter" in charge as nine colonists' families prepared to return to the states.

Eight superintendents will be put in charge of the building program. About 200 or moere skilled laborers were due here tonight from Alaska points to go to work.

"Things will move." Asserted Carr, sent here after the United States Senate asked a report on conditions after colonists had complained of inefficiency, "and heaven help the man, colonist or otherwise, who doesn't work."

TO LEAVE FRIDAY.
The returning colonists will leave Friday for Seattle on the motorship North Star of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The families with their reasons for returning follow:

Herman Splittgerber, wife and two children, of Hinckley, Minn., because of Mrs. Splittgerber's health.

John Holler and wife of Pine City, Minn., because of Mrs. Holler's health and dissatisfaction with the type of colonists.

Otto Fisher, wife and one child, of Ogilvie, Minn., because of the dissatisfaction with the type of colonists and the country.

Robert Durfey, wife and three children of Cheboygan, Mich., because of "doctor's orders."

WON'T COOPERATE
Arthur Moses, wife and one child, of Big Fork, Minn., "I am not an agitator or am I going back to condemn the colony." Moses said, "but I feel I cannot do as well here as back in the states. My biggest complaint is the type of houses which will be built. I left a good log cabin in the states."

Clarence Anderson and family, Sawyer County, Wis., "dissatisfied."

Matt Saaerela, wife and child of Swan River, Minn., "I left home with the idea the colony was a cooperative enterprise, but I find the type of people sent here are not cooperative-minded." He said. "We Finns believe in cooperation with our whole heart and soul."

Charles Cousineau, sister, wife and child of Roscommon, Wis., "dissatisfied."

Martin Smith, wife and six children of Ewen, Mich., "dissatisfied."

Lawrence Rossiter, single, of Cloquet, Minn., said he was returning because he did not find the work he expected. He came with his brother.

Some of those leaving still have unpaid bills. They will have government transportation to Seattle, but must pay for their meals and find their way home from Seattle.


Mr. and Mrs. David Johnson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, April 22, 1917; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mr. and Mrs. David Johnson of Quamba, Minn., write they are very happy and feeling fine.
Note: The exact same item repeated in August and September of 1917 in the Duluth News-Tribune, Aberdeen American and Aberdeen Daily News


Edward Olson
Source: Warren Sheaf (Warren, MN) May 3, 1922; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Edward Olson, who has been employed as grain inspector at the terminal elevator of the Spaulding Elevator Co. in this city, left Saturday evening for Grasston, Minn., where he will do some work on his farm, having been granted a six week's leave of absence. Mr. Pennington, of the inspection department at Duluth, will be employed by the company until the return of Mr. Olson.


Zell Robinson
Source: The Leon Reporter (Leon, IA) December 21, 1916; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Zell Robinson, son of Dr. J. W. Robinson of this city, has recently purchased the Advance office at Grasston, Minn., and is getting out a good local paper which is well patronized by the Grasston merchants.


John Runderquist
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) May 24, 1901; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

John Runderquist, a well-known railway contractor, of Grasston, Minn., has been visiting in Minneapolis this week.


Seymour Brothers
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, August 31, 1903; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

SALE-Sawmill: complete capacity 20 M. day; in good condition; must sell quick or call on Seymour Bros., Quamba, Minn.


Marj Ann Skoglund
Source: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA) Sunday, September 3, 1939; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

WALK A LITTLE FASTER
To be beautiful as well as talented is the delightful gift from nature to Miss Marj Ann Skoglund of Minneapolis and Ogilvie, Minn., who is spending the summer here with relatives, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Nilsen. It is seldom that someone capitalized on a misfortune as Miss Skoglund has done.

Just 22 years old, she has won wide recognition as a concert artist and teacher in the Middle West for her left-hand dexterity at the piano. Miss Skoglund started studying piano by herself ten years ago after losing an arm in an accident. She has been teaching for the past two years and is a graduate of the McPhail Conservatory of Music in Minneapolis.

Blonde with an olive skin and blue eyes, Miss Skoglund glows as she tells of her love for the Northwest.

"The Climate here is wonderful, and the people are so friendly. I want to live in the west." She has been spending the summer swimming, riding and traveling. She visited in Boise and Sun Valley, Idaho; Crater Lake, Or.; La Push and this week-end traveled to Victoria, B. C.

When she left Minneapolis, Miss Skoglund had a class of thirty piano students. She intends to continue her teaching and concerts this winter and may live in Seattle with an aunt, Mrs. Clara Seaman, in Portland, Or.; or in Los Angeles.

Miss Skoglund was selected as one of two students from McPhail Conservatory to play in a mass piano concert with Percy Grainger, celebrated Australian composer and pianist. Thirty-two pianos were played by students selected from throughout the Middle West.

Leopold Godowski is one of Miss Skoglund's favorite composers and she has left-hand arrangements of all his works. She often makes her own arrangements, having transposed "Dark Eyes" in four different moods, and Rachmaninoff's "Prelude in C-Sharp Minor."

Miss Skoglund will leave soon for an indefinite visit in Portland. Thursday, Mrs. Nilsen, entertained with a luncheon at her beautiful home in Blue Ridge, overlooking Puget Sound, in honor of Miss Skoglund.


John B. Sutton
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (St. Paul, MN) November 30, 1898; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

STILLWATER. John B. Sutton, assistant boiler inspector for this district, leaves tomorrow for Quamba, Minn., where he has built a new sawmill and will engage in sawing hardwood lumber. He expects to begin sawing early in December.


J. E. White
Source: Adams County Free Press (Corning, IA) October 31, 1914; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

J. E. White who went from Lincoln township to Ogilvie, Minn., last spring, has returned to this county and at present is in Lincoln township.


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