A Community Review
10 years ago: Feb. 22, 1995
(Picture) Tom and Rosemary Murray celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 4, at a family dinner hosted by their children in the Plaza A Room of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Kansas City. Arrangements had been made for Tom and Rosemary to spend the night in a suite overlooking the Plaza at the Ritz Carlton where Tom and Rosemary hosted a breakfast Sunday morning.
Deaths: Billy E. Ireland, 62, Lawrence, died Feb. 16, 1995. Orval C. Smith, 82, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 18, 1995. Anna Magdalene Thomas, 90, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 18, 1995.
Jarbalo Jottings: Saturday, Dorothy Ehart went to the Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa for an open house celebration of the 99th birthday of Dorothy's aunt, May Orlowski.
25 years ago: Feb. 20, 1980
Richard Korb won his fourth gold medal of the year in the Sub-State Wrestling Tournament on Feb. 15-16 at Gardner.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Connell of RR3, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 23, 1980.
Deaths: Mrs. Margaret E. Griffitts Norris, 99, Lawrence, died Sunday. Orville L. Johnson, 81, Linwood, died Tuesday.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Dean Reed, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a boy, David Andrew, Feb. 11, 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Abplanalp of Topeka, announce the birth of a daughter, Allison Lindsay, born Feb. 12, 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Dunlap of Olathe announce the birth of a son, Ryan Lee, Jan. 14. Ron and Mary Rounds of McLouth announce the birth of twin boys, Roger Lee and Don Evan, on Feb. 9.
Word was received by Mrs. Maybeth Walters of McLouth of the death of her cousin's husband, Mr. George Coulter at Leon, Kansas.
50 years ago: March 10, 1955
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Metzger announce the birth of a daughter, Christina Elizabeth, March 3, 1955.
Harold Younger is tearing out a log section of the old house on Hubbel Hill built in 1852-54. It is more than 100 years old.
Deaths: Fritz J. Robker, 72, Basehor, was found dead at his home about 10 a.m. Saturday. Death probably was due to a heart attack. Wilson Robert (Jake) Myers, 60, nationally known Tonganoxie hotel owner, died March 3, 1955.
Bruce Knapp, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Knapp, Easton, is reported to have a light case of polio. He is getting along very well at the present time.
75 years ago: Feb. 13, 1930
Death Comes to Tonga Pioneer: Stanton Pearson Dead: He Came To Tonganoxie When Town Was Outpost On Western Edge Of Civilization: Kansas may be getting historically minded, but people nowadays will never know the development of our state in the real way that those old pioneers knew it who were a part of it. Their ranks are thinning rapidly and one of these, perhaps oldest in points of years of residence in this vicinity, was Stanton Pearson, who died Friday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grace Small at Broken Arrow, Okla. He had gone down there a few months ago to spend some time at his daughter's house. He was eighty-five years of age and came to Kansas from Iowa in 1868. Mr. Pearson was born in Indiana in 1844, the son of Peter and Eunice Pearson, and died Feb. 7, 1930, age 85 years, seven months and 16 days.
John P. Klamm, 74 years of age, and long a resident of Fairmount Township, died Tuesday. He moved to Fairmount Township in this county 47 years ago. He owned a farm of 320 acres of fine land with the best of improvements in Fairmount Township.
Miss Elizabeth and Master Walter Wiley successfully "engineered" a surprise for their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel S. Wiley, Feb. 7, the occasion being their 30th wedding anniversary.
Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Carr received word Friday of the death of their daughter, Mrs. Mable Newton in California.
100 years ago: Feb. 23, 1905
A rag carpet social will be given in the Friendship Valley School house tomorrow evening. You buy the rag carpet and take the girl to supper. The money goes to the school library. The "Cliff Hill" orchestra will furnish the music.
Fairmount: The Old Maid's Convention rounded up our bachelors and bald widowers all right, and lifted $28 on the piano debt. The church piano is paid for through the enterprise and tenacity of some of our citizens, and we wish to express our gratitude to Basehor for its liberal patronage and evident appreciation of our "Old Maid's Convention" at that place.