Archive for Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Remember When: A community review

October 18, 2006

10 years ago: Sept. 18, 1996

Deaths: Samuel Louis Bundy, 17, Tonganoxie, died Saturday. Mrs. Ora Mae Mason, 75, Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 11, 1996. Fred Loren Lambert, 82, Fredonia, died Sept. 11, 1996.

Birth: Steve and Kathy Harrell announce the birth of a daughter, Lauren Amanda, on Sept. 6, 1996.

Ruby and Murriel Young will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22, 1996. Please join them and their family at a reception given in their honor Sept. 22, between 2 and 5 p.m. at West Haven Baptist Church.

Horse adoption works for Alden: After working with Dakota all week, Bob Alden says the progress of the wild 7-year-old bay stallion, which he picked out at a Bureau of Land Management horse adoption program in Passaic, Mo., has surprised him. (Mr. Alden plans to gentle the horse so that he will, eventually, be able to ride it.)

Another former Tonganoxian, formerly living near Reno, Robert H. Hildebrand passed away in Nashua, Mo. He was buried on Hubbel Hill.

25 years ago: Sept. 16, 1981

Linwood News: Services for Lloyd R. Norris, 71, owner of the A&N Hardware Store in north Kansas City were held Tuesday at the D.W. Newcomer's White Chapel.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jacobs of Springdale, Ark., announce the birth of a son on Aug. 17. He was named Scott Wade. Mrs. Jacobs is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wensel of Tonganoxie.

Rodney Denholm celebrated his 14th birthday, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wensel received word of a great-grandson, Nathaniel Drew. The parents are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cooper Jr., of Pevely, Mo. This is the first grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cooper of Herculaneum, Mo., former Tonga residents.

Karen Daniel won 4-H Champion Junior Style Revue in Leavenworth county judging. The event is judged on modeling and construction of garment.

Death: Leo R. Porter, 74, an insurance executive who pioneered the concept of professional group insurance, died Sept. 6, 1981, in a local hospital of natural causes. (Mr. Porter lived in Salt Lake City. Mary Wager, Tonganoxie, was a sister-in-law.)

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson "Red" Dobbs, Atchison, will be honored with a reception (for their 50th wedding anniversary) in Atchison at the Carrol Baptist Church, on Sept. 19, 1981, from 2 to 4 p.m.

50 years ago: Oct. 4, 1956

Deaths: Mrs. Inez Happiness Hamm passed away on Sept. 22, 1956. She was 58 years old and had been a resident of Kansas City all of her life. Mr. James Calvin Tedford Arvada, Colo., died in an automobile crash Sept. 10, 1956. Mr. Tedford's wife was Florence Fairchild, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fairchild, early-day residents of Tonganoxie.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Guild announce the birth of a son, Frank Dennis, Oct. 3, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Theno of Basehor announce the birth of a daughter, Judy Ann, on Sept. 25, 1956.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lang of Harrisonville, Mo., formerly of Basehor, announce the birth of a son. They have chosen the name Thomas Allen. Rev. and Mrs. Harold Tuttle announce the birth of a girl, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Wilhite announce the birth of a daughter.

Mary Huie, 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Huie, McLouth, died last Friday afternoon enroute by ambulance from Lawrence to Kansas City, Kan. A physician said it appeared the illness was either polio or encephalitis.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mahoney have started work on their new home. It is located on South Delaware.

Julian G. Huckins, 60, a civil engineer for the corps of engineers in Kansas City, was killed Tuesday in a car-truck collision on U.S. 24-40 east of Tonganoxie.

75 years ago: Sept. 10, 1931

Francis E. Crane, 6-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Crane of Oakland, Calif., died shortly after midnight Monday morning at the tourist park here. Short services were held Monday afternoon at graveside in Maple Grove cemetery, Rev. Nellis officiating.

The body of Miss "Mollie" Mary C. Kemmerling was shipped to Tonganoxie, Wednesday, from East St. Louis, Ill., where she passed away. Miss Kemmerling was a former resident of Tonganoxie, having lived on a farm west of here for a number of years. She was 60 years of age.

The former students of the Friendship Valley school are planning their annual reunion this Sunday, weather permitting.

Tonga, Route 4: Mr. and Mrs. Allie Babcock are the proud parents of a boy born Sept. 6, to whom they have given the name of Donnel Pearse.

Phillip E. Klamm, 77, a resident of Leavenworth county over 51 years, died at the family residence in Basehor, last Saturday evening.

100 years ago: Sept. 20, 1906

Edison has invented a concrete house that is pumped into a mold with a hose. The mold is then removed and used for another house. It will take four days to pump you up a house that will last a thousand years.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nelson entertained quite a number of the little folks Sunday. They were served with ice cream and cake.

Basehor: J.W. Kemler has installed a new telephone switchboard. It is more elaborate and much larger than the old one.

Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Kelsey, of Topeka, announce the birth of a nine-pound daughter last Friday, to whom they have given the name of Ellen Virginia.

R.S. Bishop received word yesterday afternoon that his son Clint had been fatally injured about two o'clock, by falling from the intercity viaduct on which he was employed. It was not expected that the injured man would live more than a few hours.

Mrs. L.F. Needham went to Oskaloosa the first of the week, for the purpose of having an operation performed.

Ingward Younger of Cliff Hill brought in a pear yesterday, measuring 13 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches, and weighed 22 ounces.

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