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Stevens County, Minnesota

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O. P. Benson
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Sunday, December 7, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

W. B. McClellan has sold his hotel property on International avenue to O. P. Benson of Chokio, Minn., who has made a number of investments in this section of the state. Mr. Benson has leased the hotel to the present landowner.

Roger A. Britt
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Saturday, May 26, 1928; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Youth Plans to Take Up Baseball at Wyoming Fort After Recruit Course.

Knowing of many men, both tradesmen and athletes, getting their start in the army service, Roger A. Britt of Chokio, Minn., enlisted today for three years in the Artillery through Sgt. C. G. Wise of the recruiting office. Britt plans to make the Ft. D. A. Russell, Wyo., post ball team as soon as he completes his recruiting school course.

Sgt. Wise related that it was from the Artillery that Easterling, outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, got his start as a ball player. Chalmers "Bill" Cissell, shortstop for the Chicago White Sox, enlisted in the 2nd Cavalry at Ft. Riley, Kas., the recruiting officer continued, in January 16, 1922, weighing only 122 pounds. After three years of service he added 50 pounds of muscle to his frame.

Following the close of his first three years, Cissell re-enlisted in the 14th Cavalry, Des Moines, Ia. It was during this time, Wise remarked, that a minor league club bought him out of the Army and later sold him for $13,000. Today at 24 he is prized at $123,000. Talking with Lt. Edmonson during his spring training, Cissell said the army had started him on his way, as a ball player and declared that army training would help anyone.

Maj. J. Collins
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) November 13, 1900; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Morris, Minn., Nov. 12. - (Special.) - Maj. J. Collins, chairman of the People's Party club, at Chokio, Minn., was here Wednesday.

S. Cundy
Pochantas Sun (July 20,1914) Contributed by Janice Rice
S. Cundy retuned Sunday from a trip up through Stevens County, Minnesota. He liked the Country so well that he invested in a half section there.
MINNESOTA LANDS I have for sale land in Stevens, Renville and Grant counties, Minnesota, also lands in Sargent and Ransom counties, North Dakota from $50 up per Acre for improved farms. Money Refunded If Misrepresented S. CUNDY, Laurens, Iowa.

Arthur Dudley
Source: Mower County Transcript (Lansing, MN) April 8, 1885, page 1; submitted by Robin Line
While taking hay from a stack to feed his stock last Sunday, says the Hancock Olive Branch, Arthur Dudley found a sheep still alive which was buried by a part of the hay which blew from the stack three weeks before. The sheep eats well, but when found was unable to stand alone.

H. W. Leindecker
Source: The Daily Gate City (Keokuk, IA) December 17, 1914; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

H. W. Leindecker of Alberta, Minn., Here and Describes What Was Done There.

H. W. Leindecker of Alberta, Minn., who has been in the city for several days, visiting his father John Leindecker, justice of the peace, returned home today. Mr. Leindecker told of the experience of the Minnesotans in hog cholera epidemics, and how the herds there were vaccinated. In the majority of cases where the single treatment was given, there was no necessity for further injection of serum, except where the farmer was careless about sanitation. Hogs weighing between 150 and 200 pounds were seldom vaccinated, he said, as the treatment always caused them to lose weight. It was advised that such hogs be sold.

Grover C. Schmidt
Source: Evening Times (Grand Forks, ND) Friday, June 11, 1909; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

The graduating class of the North Dakota university this year numbers ninety-seven according to the invitations to the annual commencement exercises, which have just been issued. The commencement week proper opens Saturday evening with the Main declamation contest. Sunday the baccalaureate sermon, Monday law school class day and senior prom, Tuesday is class day, Wednesday is alumni day and on Thursday the commencement exercises will be held.

The members of this year's graduating class follow:
College of law, degree of bachelor of law . . .
Grover C. Schmidt, Chokio, Minn;

Lewis H. Stanton
[Source: Mower County Transcript (Lansing, MN) July 29, 1885, page 2; submitted by Robin Line]
Lewis H. Stanton, son of the late Edwin M. Stanton, Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War, is farming near Morris, in this State. He is also a breeder of Holstein cattle of acknowledged reputation, and treasurer of the Holstein Breeder's Association of Minnesota. His farm is known as the "Oak Grove Farm."

S. Stewart
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) November 13, 1900; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
S. Stewart's new mill is completed and will be running in ten days. This mill is a large one and has a capacity of 150 barrels per day.

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