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J. W. Anderson
Source: The Des Moines Register (IA) May 5, 1911; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Algona, Ia., May. 5 - Special: The grand jury in session here, returned an indictment last week against W. T. Pratt, a young man of Swea City, on the charge of forgery. He is charged with forging a check for $125 drawn in the name of J. W. Anderson on the State bank of Ceylon, Minn. Pratt was captured at Fort Wayne, Ind.

Esther Butler
[Source: The Monmouth Herald (OR) Aug. 29, 1919] mkk
So far as known, Miss Esther Butler of Ceylon, Minn, village, daughter of a prominent banker, is the first American girl to go to a dance in an airplane. The other evening she accepted an invitation from Harold C. Donaldson, returned army aviator, to attend a social affair in Fairmont, 20 miles away, and they made the trip in his biplane. They landed in Interlaken Park, Fairmont, attended the dance and sailed off home in the moonlight.

Ida Gideson
Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press (VT) June 13, 1912; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

- In a letter to her brother, W. W. Adams, Mrs. Ida Gideson of Ceylon, Minn., mentions the recent death of Levi Hodge, who was a native of Stowe, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hodge and a brother of Miss Ellen Hodge, Mrs. Charles Whitney of Round Lake, N. Y. and Mrs. George E. Smith of Minnesota. Mr. Hodge was between 75 and 80 years of age. He was struck by lightning at his home on May 19, and died instantly. His two sons, who were in the house with him, were uninjured. The burial was in Humbolt, Ia., where his wife, who was formerly Miss Jane Kellogg of Stowe, is buried.

F. C. Henningston
Source: Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) Jan. 27, 1913; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

[United Press Leaded Wire.]
Fresno, Cal., Jan. 27. - F. C. Henningston, a Ceylon, Minn., banker, today identified W. J. Reid, accused of placing a bogus draft for over $8000 in the Commercial Bank of Sanger Cal., near here, and sentenced to Folsom penitentiary for six years, as the man who secured $600 by illegal means from his bank in December.

Lizzie Nuss' Family
Source: The Alliance Herald (Alliance NE) July 13, 1920; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mrs. Lizzie Nuss, accompanied by her daughters, Margaret and Lillie, and son David of Fairmont, Minn., were guests in Alliance Saturday on their way to make their future home in Bayard.

George Stickney
Source: The Winnipeg Tribune (Canada) June 27, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Mr. Geo. Stickney, cashier of the First National Bank, Ceylon, Minn., paid a visit to some of the principal bank buildings yesterday. He says he has not seen better bank buildings in the state of Minnesota than those of the Dominion Bank, the Bank of Commerce, The Merchants Bank, and others here.

Source: The Minneapolis Journal (MN) October 1, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
ELK POINT, Minn.-Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Freeman, resident of this city over thirty years and prominent in its business, political and social life, leave to-day for Albert Lea, Minn., which will be their future home. Mr. Freeman is the president of the Security National Bank, which begins business in that city Oct. 10. George Stickney, formerly of this city but more recently cashier of the First National Bank, of Ceylon, Minn., will be cashier and Garry D. Freeman assistant.

Voelzke Family
Source: Farmers' Champion (Elgin, OK) December 6, 1916; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

John Voelzke, wife and family from Fairmont, Minn., arrived here Wednesday. They made the trip overland in an automobile and will make their home for the coming year on route 3. Mrs. Voelzke is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Masenbeck.

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