Archive for Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Remember when: a community review

August 21, 2002

10 years ago: Aug. 26, 1992

(Picture) Edith Williams celebrated her 100th birthday at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center, where she now lives. She was born Aug. 25, 1892.

(Picture) John and Emma Taylor will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 6, 1992 at Taylor's Lake.

Deaths: Edward Underwood Bond, 71, McLouth, passed away Aug. 20, 1992; Hazel Alice Woods Davis, Cleveland, formerly of Tonganoxie, died Aug. 7, 1992, at the age of 80.

McLouth News: The Connelly reunion was held in Kendall State Bank meeting room Aug. 16 in Valley Falls.

Springdale: Danny and Linda Schwinn were enjoying dinner out Thursday evening for their 20th anniversary.

(Picture) Mendy Faherty plays a piano keyboard for the Envoy with Q Player. She is a student at Sterling College.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Nees have returned from Carroll, Iowa, where they attended the funeral of Gen's mother, Laura Oswald, 96. Jan Ross, the Nees' daughter, who also attended the funeral, left for her home in Sierra Vista, Ariz., after spending a few days with her parents in Tonganoxie.

25 years ago: Aug. 24, 1977

A local gun collector recently brought the prizes of his collection to The Mirror office. The gun on the top is a Colt single action Army 44-40 caliber with 70 percent original blue and the original hard rubber Eagle grips. It dates back to about 1876. The lower gun is a Colt single action Army 41 caliber. Fewer than 1,000 of these guns were made prior to 1930. This particular gun dates to 1884 or 1885. (Picture)

More than 200 attended the family reunion of the Soetaerts at Starwood Park at Zarah, Kan., Sunday.

Obituary: Leonard Eugene Jarrett Sr., Tonganoxie, passed away Aug. 20, 1977 at the age of 58 years.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schwinn announce the birth of a daughter, Heidi Rae, born July 29, 1977.

Fairmount News: The Rev. and Mrs. Glenn Amend and Sarah returned last week from a four-week trip to Europe.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Meadows of Albuquerque, N.M., announce the arrival of a daughter, Angela Dawn, on Aug. 11, 1977; Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Robbins announce the birth of a daughter, Amy Marie.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pape celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to southern Missouri where they visited relatives and friends.

50 years ago: Sept. 4, 1952

The new Seymour Standard Station at the 24-40 junction is a nifty looker. Their grand opening is this Friday and Saturday.

Deaths: Mrs. Nell Flora Quinley, 59, of Topeka, died Wednesday in Topeka; Samuel A. Evans, Bethany, Mo., passed away Sept. 1, 1952, at the age of 80 years; John William (Bill) Seymour, passed away Sept. 2, 1952, at the age of 81 years.

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Cashman celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary Sunday at the home of their son, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cashman in Kansas City.

Ben J. Leavitt, Yoeman 2nd Class and wife Myrl, of Omaha, Neb., came Thursday evening of last week and Spent five days here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Leavitt and family and at Linwood with relatives of Mrs. Leavitt.

Linwood: School opened here Monday with a total of 37 pupils in the high school. Twenty boys and 17 girls. The grade school opened with an enrollment of 91 students.

Jarbalo: Mrs. LeRoy Sample recently entertained with a birthday party honoring her small son, Daniel Allen, on his fifth birthday. Games were played and prizes won by Mary Somers and Phillip Jeannin.

75 years ago: Aug. 18, 1927

The next public appearance of the band will be next Sunday afternoon, when a concert will be given at the swimming pool.

The annual family reunion of the Needham families which was to have been held at Lane, Kan., Sunday was held at the home of H.V. Needham for those who were unable to go there on account of bad roads. A bountiful basket dinner was served on the lawn at noon.

Lemuel Evans was among the Tonganoxie folks who went to Kansas City, Wednesday to see Lindbergh.

Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Redding announce the birth of a son, born Saturday.

A very pleasant day was spent at the home of Mrs. Anna Myers, Sunday, when she entertained with a family reunion.

Pleasant Prairie: Mrs. C. F. Carr has been canning homegrown peaches.

Cigaret Tax $100,000: Revenue from Kansas new cigaret stamp tax was more than $100,000 for the first month of the tax existence.

Tonga Creek, the usually docile little stream that takes surplus water off the western slopes of the Big Stranger valley, and deposits them in Big Stranger creek, was cutting up considerable the first of this week. It was the highest it has been for four or five years, observers say.

100 years ago: Aug. 28, 1902

Stanwood: Rev. F. P. White is very sick at present writing. The doctors say he has winter cholera.

Father Grudzinski performed a marriage ceremony for Vincent Doranzinski and Sophia Bavitz Saturday, at Leavenworth, United States of North America.

Two new residents in our neighborhood: A little daughter came to live with Cook and wife, and one came to make her home with Mart Garrett and wife.

Being crowned and convalescent, King Edward has now become quite an uninteresting personage.

A Missouri editor who threatened to write an article entitled "Hell and Who Will Be There" has been warned against the publication of libelous matter by the entire town.

Dale Wilkinson attended muster at Lawrence last night of Company H of which he is a member.

Mrs. George Denholm who is visiting in Geneso, Ill., sent word home this week, that her brother suddenly dropped dead in a store at that place on Thursday last.

Stephen Stanton, well-known to the early settlers of this neighborhood, died at Pacolet, S.C., last week. Mr. Stanton came to Tonganoxie in 1867 or 1868 and was one of the earliest if not the first justice of the peace in the township. When the name of Stanwood community was formed, the first syllable of Mr. Stanton's name and the last syllable of Mr. Ellingwood's name was used, both being residents of the neighborhood at the time.

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