Remember when: a community review
10 years ago: Aug. 21, 1991
Quisenberry Funeral Home here since late 1800s--In the late 1800s, before there was a funeral home in Tonganoxie, Mr. Henry Metz, great-grandfather of Calvin Quisenberry, served as the local grocer, postmaster, and "undertaker." Metz would help friends and neighbors dress and place their loved ones in a wooden coffin and would often make the arrangements with the clergy for the funeral services, and with neighbors to dig the grave. (Article continued, with the funeral home history. A picture showed Calvin Quisenberry sitting by the antique fireplace on display in the newly remodeled funeral home. Open House Saturday, August 24, 1991.)
Frank and Trish Gilgin are home from a vacation trip to Alaska. They visited their daughter and her husband, Dr. and Mrs. Menardi, at Anchorage.
Christopher Joseph Folsom celebrated his second birthday Saturday at the home of hit grandmother, Mrs. Linda Miller.
Ahman and Emily Karr attended the Karr-Madsen get-together on Sunday, Aug. 11, 1991 at Lake Jacomo, Mo.
Clara Henak, Linwood, will be celebrating her 90th birthday Aug. 27, 1991; Mrs. Ruby Kramer, Oskaloosa, will celebrate her 95th birthday Aug. 27, 1991.
George and Mildred Marshall, Jr., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24, 1991. (Picture)
25 years ago: Aug. 18, 1976
Happenings Around Tonganoxie, by Helen Schilling: (Editor's Note: Tonga Talk is a new column featuring local news gathered by Helen Schilling.) Mrs. Susie Musil of Manhattan is celebrating her 80th birthday on August 20th. (Address given.) Remember the Musil's Bakery that served us so well for so many years? A card would probably be appreciated.
Deaths: Kenneth Burke, Tonganoxie, passed away Aug. 17, 1976, at the age of 65 years; Mrs. Ethel Chapman, 81, Ft. Collins, Colorado; George Lobb, 84, Lecompton, died Thursday evening.
Basehor: Edward M. Hein, Basehor, took his 1922 Minneapolis steam engine, to be one of seven involved in threshing activities at the McLouth Threshing Bee. This show started in 1957 on the Herman Watson farm, east of McLouth.
Army Second Lieutenant John E. Davoren, son of Ambrose J. Davoren, Tonganoxie, was presented the Air Assault Badge upon graduation from the Air Assault School at Ft. Cambell, Ky., recently. He was trained in the art of rappelling down a wall, free rappelling from a helicopter, medivac procedures combined with riggling and sling loading operations, and troop ladder and tree landing platform techniques.
50 years ago: Aug. 30, 1951
Deaths: Chester F. Smist, Nashville, Tenn., died Tuesday. (Mr. Smist was born and grew up in the Tonganoxie neighborhood at Smith School); Clarence L. Love, known to his many friends as "Cats," died Aug. 25, 1951 at the age of 67 years, 3 months and 3 days; John Jacob Doege, Tonganoxie, died August 28 1951, at the age of 74 years; The body of Bobby Burroughs, local boy killed in the Korean War, will arrive at Lawrence Friday morning at 5:51 a.m. from Oakland, California, and will be brought to Tonganoxie by the Quisenberry Funeral Home.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cronemeyer announce the birth of their son. Jack Harry, born Aug. 24, 1951; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard L. Baragary, Leavenworth, announce the birth Aug. 26, of their daughter, Rita Ann; Janet Diane is the name chosen by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Caldwell of Leavenworth for their daughter born Aug. 19, 1951.
Stranger Valley Echoes: A Little Bit About Everything-- The ole town is changing and one reason is that Cats Love won't be around. He died Friday. As city marshal and as superintendent of the county hospital, he was a familiar sight. When he moved back from Leavenworth he picked the corner at Fourth and Church, and built a house there. He said he always liked that corner. It was a neat, trim, pretty place where he spent his last years.
75 years ago: Aug. 12, 1926
Patrick Dwyer, a pioneer resident of this country, aged 75 years, died at his home down Lawrence way last Friday morning.
Wm. Maranville was born Oct. 17, 1876 on the farm six miles east of town which was home for many years, and departed this life Aug. 5, 1926,
A daughter was born to Mr and Mrs. Frank Jones Sunday. Mother and child are doing nicely at the home of her mother, Mrs. Redman.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bleakley announce the birth of a son Aug. 6, 1926, to whom