BIRTH, MARRIAGES, DEATHS FROM
The Beach Advance

1914





The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 2nd, 1914

Attorney R. F. Gallagher returned Saturday afternoon from Anoka, Minn., where he had been called to attend the funeral of his brother, James Gallagher.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 2nd, 1914

The funeral of the late F. W. Lucas was held at the Congregational church in this city of Wednesday afternoon. His mother and sister were among the mourners.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 2nd, 1914

George A. Totten Jr. of the Citizen, published at Bowman, has taken unto himself a wife in the person of Miss Wilhelmina Hammer, who has occupied the position of compositor in his office during the past year. It was their privilege to be married by the father of the groom, a distinction not usually accorded to printers. We extend congratulations.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 2nd, 1914

At Rest
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Minnie Sweyer was born in Circlesville, O., June 13th, 1869. There she grew to womanhood, and in 1897 she was married to Charles Kramer. To this union were born four children; Elizabeth, Robert, Roy, and Helen, the oldest being 16 years of age, and Helen a little over a year. Mr. and Mrs. Kremer have spent most of their married life in North Dakota, near Sentinel Butte, where Mr. Kramer has thru hard work and careful business management acquired considerable property. As already stated in these columns, Mrs. Kramer died suddenly and very unexpected on Dec. 14th, and her body was taken to her childhood home, where she was buried on Monday, Dec. 21st. Mr. Kramer has not as yet decided what to do with the family but will decide whether he will leave the children in Ohio, or have them come out here with him in the spring on the farm. The bereaved husband desires to thank all who so kindly gave their aid in the short illness and death of his beloved wife.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 9th, 1914

A surprise party was given in honor of Annetta Madison on Tuesday evening of this week at the home of her parents, the occasion being her birthday. A number of her young lady friends were present and presented her with a garnet ring, her birth stone, as a remembrance of the occasion. Refreshments were served.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 9th, 1914

A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Wormdahl on Thursday, January 1, 1914.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 9th, 1914

Accidently Killed
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Geo. Skare, a young man who has been working for various farmers in this vicinity for a couple of years, was killed in a runaway this week. It seems in that a single tree gave way and the team became frightened and started to run. The wagon was loaded with a heavy tank, and it was this that fell on Mr. Skare and injured him so seriously that death resulted two days later at the Dickinson hospital. As soon as the injured man was brought to town the doctors decided that he should be taken to the hospital; although this was done and he was given the best of care, internal injuries caused his death on Tuesday. He has no relatives in this country. - Sentinel Butte Republican.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 16th, 1914

Surface - Clocksin
We did not learn until this week that on New Year’s evening Victor A. Clocksin of Carlyle and Miss Rubie F. Surface of Stickney, S.D., were married at Baker, Mont. But such is the case and they are now keeping house prepared for the bride before the wedding at Carlyle and where they will spend the winter. It is their intention now to go further west in the spring.
The friends of Mr. Clocksin in this vicinity, where he is so well and favorably known, extend to him and his bride congratulations, and best wishes for a happiness and a life full of prosperity, and in which The Advance desires to join.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 16th, 1914

Chrysler - Hougen
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Popular Young Couple Joined in Wedlock Last Saturday
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The friends of Miss Hazel Chrysler and George Hougen were considerably surprised last Saturday evening to learn that at 3 o’clock in the afternoon they had appeared before Judge Thor Plomason, armed with the necessary papers which, united with the spoken words, made them husband and wife. They stole a march to that extent on their friends and immediately after the ceremony made their escape from the rush of congratulations which might have followed by taking an auto to Wibaux, where they boarded No. 3 for Miles City. Only a short wedding trip was taken because of Mr. Hougen’s connection here with the post office and the volume of work to be taken care of. They returned to Beach Monday evening and will commence housekeeping immediately in the rooms over the Farmers’ & Merchants’ Bank. Miss Chrysler is the winsome and accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Chrysler of this city, and has a host of friends limited only by the number of her acquaintances. She was an employee of the post office during the holiday season and resigned her position to take up the duties of teaching school north of town. Mr. Hougen has been employed in the post office for something like three years and besides having been advanced until he is now assistant postmaster, he is also district secretary of the civil service commission. He is a young man of exemplary habit, industrious and steady and by his conduct in life has won for himself the respect and esteem of his fellow men. They will be at home to friends after February 1. The Advance unites with their many friends in wishing them a life of prosperity and continued happiness.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 16th, 1914

Rogers - Ament
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We received an announcement Wednesday morning of the marriage of Vernon J. Ament, formerly of this city, to Miss Lillian May Rogers of Ogden City, Utah, at the home of the bride’s parents. This will come as a surprise to the many friends of the groom in this city, for when he was here the idea of getting married seemed of little importance. The wedding took place on Tuesday January 6, 1914.
Mr. Ament is a young man of ability and push and was employed for a number of months in the printing office in this city. He has a host of friends here who will unite with The Advance in extending best wishes and congratulations to him and his bride.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 16th, 1914

Suicide Alleged
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Prominent Rancher of Montana Found Dead in Home
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Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lewis returned Tuesday evening from their trip to Chico Hot Springs, Montana, where they had been called by the alleged suicide of the former’s brother, Archie Lewis, a wealthy rancher of Paradise Valley.
The circumstances of his death as we learned them are these: Domestic trouble had occupied a more or less conspicuous place in his home for some time, but an agreement had been reached which contemplated moving to other climes and enjoyment of their hard earned money. To this end he had sold his ranch and had, the day of his death, been to Livingstone and brought home with him quite a sum of ready money. About 8 o’clock in the evening he was found dead on the floor of the dining room with a bullet in his head. The remains were viewed by the coroner who pronounced it a case of suicide. His brother, J. C. Lewis of this city was notified and when he arrived on the scene, an inquest was demanded. Some things difficult to explain were brought out but the verdict sustained the coroner in his conclusions of suicide.
The deceased has been a resident of the Paradise valley since 1893 and through his ranching business had become a rich man. He is very highly spoken of in the papers of his community as a man having the highest confidence and esteem of his fellow- men. The remains were followed to their resting place by almost the entire population of his community who mourn the loss of one of their best citizens.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 16th, 1914

Heart Failure Causes Death
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J. R. Smith Dies Suddenly Thursday Morning At Home In Minneapolis
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Word was received here Thursday by the relatives of J. R. Smith announcing his death by heart failure at the home in Minneapolis, Minn., early Thursday morning. This sad news comes as a great shock to the people of Beach and the Golden Valley, with whom Mr. Smith has been intimately acquainted for a number of years having large land holdings here, and being one of the most prominent and active citizens for the betterment of this territory.
Mr. and Mrs. John Baer and child left for Minneapolis Thursday evening to attend the funeral, Mrs. Bear (sic) being a daughter of the deceased.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 23rd, 1914

Pioneer Resident Dies
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Heart Failure Causes Death of J. R. Smith
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The people of Beach were indeed shocked and pained last Thursday afternoon when the news of the sudden death of J. R. Smith was passed from one to another among our citizens.
No particulars could be learned at that time, but later it was learned that he died Thursday, January 15, about noon. Heart failure was the cause, induced by stomach trouble of long standing. The day previous he had felt as well or better than usual and in the evening had attended the theatre, going out to lunch afterwards. The next morning he was seriously ill but retained consciousness until about an hour before he passed away.
The funeral services were held from the Catholic church on Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, interment being made in St. Mary’s cemetery.
Mr. Smith was about 57 years of age. In the early days he came to this country and located in Sentinel Butte as the local representative of the Golden Valley Land & Cattle Company, later being connected with the Stonedahl Land Co., and some three years ago organizing the J. R. Smith Land Co. He came to Beach when the town first started and has resided here ever since. His large land holdings are near this city and in eastern Montana, where he has operated one of the largest farms in the Slope country. During the first year of his large farming operations here his phenomenal success won for him the title of “Flax King” and by which he was known over the entire northwest.
As a citizen of this community he was always ready with his money or personal efforts to assist in whatever undertaking was for the advancement of the city or country, and was a staunch friend. He enjoyed a large acquaintance and the citizens gave evidence of the respect in which he was held by closing the places of business in Beach during the hours in which the funeral was being held, and by wiring for a beautiful floral tribute to be placed on his casket.
He leaves to mourn his untimely demise a wife, son, daughter, four sisters and one brother, all of whom were present at the funeral besides his host of personal friends. As soon as matters can be arranged Mrs. Smith will come to Beach and take charge of his interests here, which, for the present, we understand, will be continued along the lines he had laid out for the coming year.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 23rd, 1914

Alpha News
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Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Toft entertained a number of the young people of this community last Monday evening, in honor of Miss Gertrude Brandjord, the sister of Mrs. Toft. A very pleasant time was had during the evening; and even the ladies departed - well, we won’t say what time, feeling that this business of having birthdays has a few very good redeeming qualities after all.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 30th, 1914

The report is being circulated here that Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Cooper of Dickinson recently had an arrival at their home of a little girl, who will ask for food, protection and shelter until of lawful age. Congratulations are extended.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 30th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Kusske are the proud parents of a fine baby boy which arrived at their home January 23, 1914, one of the first new boys in the Lame Steer district for this year.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 30th, 1914

A bright baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Peterson last Saturday. Congratulations are extended.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 6th, 1914

A marriage license was issued to August Brier and Miss Gladys Lynch, both north of town, and was followed almost immediately by the marriage ceremony performed by Judge Jefferson, on Wednesday of this week.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 6th, 1914

Mrs. John Baer returned to Beach last Tuesday from Minneapolis, where she was called some few weeks ago by the death of her father. She was accompanied on her return by Mrs. J. R. Smith and son Harry, who will look after the large farming interests Mr. Smith acquired here before his death.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 6th, 1914

Mother Schmitz and sons Henry, Simon and Jake returned last Saturday from FonduLac, Wis., where they accompanied the remains of their father and husband about two weeks ago.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 13th, 1914

Word reached here yesterday of the death of the three-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brubaker of Terry, Mont. Some of our readers will remember that Mrs. Brubaker was formerly Miss Ferris of Medora.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 13th, 1914

A nice, bouncing baby boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Johnson, who live south of this city, on Monday of this week.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 20th, 1914

Thirtieth Anniversary
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Mr. and Mrs. John Hollestein (sic) Given a Happy Surprise
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Last Saturday was the thirtieth anniversary of the wedding day of Mr. and Mrs. John Hollstein of this city, and their many friends accepted the occasion as an excuse to join with them in properly celebrating the event. Accordingly just before dinner a jolly company of between thirty and forty friends and neighbors took possession of the Hollstein home and set about preparing the banquet which had been provided by themselves. When dinner was ready Mr. and Mrs. Hollstein were escorted to the table and in front of them were several parcels. In order that they might not be kept in suspense Rev. Thomlinson reminded them of the event which took place thirty years ago and which had been the excuse for the present gathering, and in behalf of their many friends asked them to accept the gifts which had been selected, not for their intrinsic value, but as a token of the esteem in which they were held by their friends and neighbors. It was hoped that constant use of the gifts would give them pleasure and be a constant reminder of that friendship which can be obtained only through true merit and right living.
Mr. Hollstein made a fitting and very feeling response, stating that the whole affair was a great surprise to both himself and wife and that the gifts were deeply appreciated, but even more than the gifts was the spirit which prompted the giving. Pearl is a symbol of the thirtieth anniversary and the worthy couple were presented with a pearl handled butter knife, meat fork and berry spoon, and a very handsome eight day onyx clock, a good representation of pearl. A most delightful time resulted from this gathering.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 20th, 1914

Prefer Marriage
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To facing Charge of Unlawful Cohabition (sic)
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Humane Office Blake and State’s Attorney Halliday went to the home of Cecil Orr on Wednesday and brought Mr. Orr and Mrs. Mary Rohl to Beach with them.
Mrs. Rohl secured a divorce from her husband some time ago and afterwards went to live with Cecil Orr on his farm some fifteen miles southeast of Sentinel Butte. Yesterday morning when confronted with the alternative of getting lawfully married or facing the charges of unlawful cohabitation, they accepted the wedding ceremony and were released and immediately returned home.
Officer Blake is doing a great work for the state of North Dakota in running down immoral conduct of all kinds and his success in bringing order and right living out of unlawful daily conduct has brought him great credit.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 20th, 1914

Mrs. M. Laughnan was given a very pleasant surprise last Saturday by her daughter Ruth, who invited in a number of her mother’s lady friends to help celebrate her birthday. Dinner was served at 6 o’clock and the affair proved to be a very pleasant one.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 20th, 1914

Larson - Stecker
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Worked a Surprise on Friends - Reception Given
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The marriage of Miss Eva Larson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Larson, who lives north of town, and Walter Stecker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Stecker, was consummated at Glendive, Mont., on February 5. The affair was a complete surprise to all their friends and was not known until their return.
In order that the occasion might be given the proper celebration a reception was arranged for at the home of the bride’s parents on Wednesday evening of last week, and was largely attended by friends and neighbors, a most enjoyable evening resulting.
The groom has gone into partnership with his father on a rented farm which he will operate and where the young couple will be at home in a short time. Congratulations and best wishes are extended by their many friends, in which The Advance most heartily joins.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 27th, 1914

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilhelm was buried Thursday afternoon from the home. A short service was conducted by Rev. F. W. Gress, in the presence of a few friends.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 27th, 1914

A fine baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hess of Burkey last Monday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 27th, 1914

A fine baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Theisen last Sunday, February 22. Whether he develops into another George Washington or not time alone will tell.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 27th, 1914

A bright baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Carlock of Dennis on Monday of this week.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 27th, 1914

Last Monday, at the St. Philips Catholic church in the Lame Steer district, Julius Zobroski and Miss Mary Bagger were united in marriage. A reception and dance were tendered the happy couple at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bagger, during the afternoon and evening, at which some 200 of the friends participated. The young couple left Wednesday for a wedding trip to Winona, Minn., and on their return will go to the farm owned by the groom near St. Phillips. Their many friends extend congratulations.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 27th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Vince Wicka returned Monday evening from Minto, N.D., where they had been to attend the wedding of Mr. Wicka’s brother Phillip, which took place last week, and also to make a short visit with old friends of that place.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 27th, 1914

Judge M. H. Jefferson spoke the words Tuesday which made Dennis E. Dailey and Miss Florence Purcell of Sentinel Butte, husband and wife.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 27th, 1914

A nice baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Woodhull in this city of Wednesday morning and will expect food, shelter and raiment until she becomes of age.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 27th, 1914

Lame Steer District
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Born to Mr. and Mrs. Pete Gunzoroski February 11, a two (sic) pound baby girl. Mrs. Gunzoroski is at present with her mother in Minnesota.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 27th, 1914

Wicka - Werkus
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A Popular Beach Young Man Marries at Minto, N.D.
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On Tuesday evening of this week Phillip Wicka, one of the large and prosperous farmers of the Lame Steer district, returned from Minto, N.D., where he has been to attend his own wedding. He was accompanied by his wife, formerly Miss Martha Werkus of Minto, and his sister, Mrs. John Schultz of Arcada, Wis.
The wedding ceremony took place Wednesday last week and was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Vinc Wicka and Robert Wicka of this city, his sister, Mrs. Schultz of Arcada, Wis., besides the old friends of the groom at Minto and the friends and relatives of the bride.
Mr. Wicka is one of the early settlers of the Golden Valley and has something over a section of land. He is an aggressive, industrious farmer and has prospered since coming here.
His marriage was considerable of a surprise to his friends in this part of the country, but a no less hearty welcome is extended the bride and best wishes for the future happiness and prosperity of them both is extended in which The Advance desires to join.
Mrs. Schultz will visit with them and other relatives here for a short time before returning to her home is Wisconsin.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 6th, 1914

James L. Grant died at the home of William G. Smith, about fourteen miles southeast of this city last Saturday morning, at the age of 85 years. The old gentleman had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Smith for something like the past fourteen years. Mr. Grant was a veteran of the civil war. The body was shipped last Monday to Stanton, Minn., for interment.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 6th, 1914

Word was received in this city the first of the week of the death of Mrs. Dr. W. B. Scott of Ray, N.D., aunt to Mrs. James Burke and Miss Mary Kane of this city, both of whom had been previously notified of her illness and were with her at the time of death. The funeral took place on Tuesday of this week from the Catholic church at Ray.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 6th, 1914

A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Buel Richards on Tuesday of this week. Mrs. Richards was brought in from their farm north of town several days ago and is being cared for at the Beach hospital.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 6th, 1914

Mrs. W. H. Woodhull, to whom was born a baby girl last week, is reported as being very seriously ill.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 13th, 1914

Mrs. J. McColeman received a telegram on Wednesday afternoon containing the information that her nephew, Ronald Gust, of Douglas, N.D., had passed away at 1:20.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 13th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Cook arrived in Beach the latter part of the week and will make this city their future home. Mr. Cook was married to Miss Elizabeth Abrams of Oshkosh, Wis., at Menomioee, Mich., on February 18th, by Rev. R. G. Jacques, at the Catholic church of that city. After a wedding trip they came to Beach. The many friends of Mr. Cook in this vicinity extend to him and his bride best wishes for a happy and prosperous future, in which The Advance most heartily joins.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 13th, 1914

It is reported that F. D. LeSuer and Mrs. Fred Blumsun were married at Bismarck last week Thursday and the report seems to have a verification in the telegram received by Max Baller, which read, “We were married yesterday.” LeSuer is known about this city as “Mabel,” and stated that he was going to Oklahoma to visit relatives.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 13th, 1914

The Golden Wedding
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Will Be Celebrated Tomorrow Night at the Son’s Home
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On Saturday evening, March 14, 1914, Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Stockwell will have been married fifty years and their friends and relatives are planning on assisting them to properly celebrate their golden wedding. They will be guests at the home of their son, Len Stockwell, tomorrow evening, where their friends and relatives will gather to celebrate the occasion. Mr. Stockwell is 68 years of age while his wife is 66 years of age.
Mr. and Mrs. Stockwell came to Beach from Wisconsin in 1907 and bought the farm where they now live north of town. Both are active in the operation of the farm and seem to enjoy life to the limit. By their cheerfulness and genial hospitality they have won a large circle of close friends since coming to this part of the state, all whom unite in expressing the wish that they may live to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary, in which wish The Advance desires to join.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1914

Mrs. Orr died today. Services Saturday at 3:00, from the morgue of Overstad & Hoverson.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1914

J. P. Smith and wife, Robert Sprague and wife, A. E. Kastine, Thomas Scott, William Plumason, George Delany, R. E. Walker and William McKibbin went down to Dickinson Sunday morning to attend the funeral of John B. Dehlinger. The male portion of this body represented the Masonic order of this place. George Burgess, Nelson Nichols and J. A. McGregor of Medora were also in attendance. The Masonic order of Glendive was also well represented, there being about twenty, thirty second degree Masons in attendance from that place.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1914

A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Weshe Tuesday morning.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Arnold on Wednesday, March 18th, a baby girl.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1914

Strokel - Moore
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Popular Young Man of Carlyle Returned With A Wife
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A pretty wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Moore in this village last Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, when their daughter, Pearl, was united in marriage to Roy C. Storkel of Carlyle, Mont. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. Larsen, the Sunday school missionary, in the presence of the immediate relatives and friends of the bride and groom.
The bride was gowned in a pretty creation of white silk and carried a bouquet of cream roses. Mrs. Earl McFarland and Miss Helen McFarland were the bridesmaids, and they carried bouquets of white carnation. Leon Moore and Earl McFarland acted in the capacity of groomsmen. The ring ceremony was used, little Beatrice McFarland carrying the golden circlet in the heart of a rose.
A bounteous wedding dinner was furnished by the bribe’s parents, and the presents received by Mr. and Mrs. Storkel were numerous and valuable.
The groom is a young man of excellent character and owns a large farm on Cabin Creek, Mont., where he and his bride will live. Miss Moore was born and raised in Princeton and is a favorite among the young people of the community. Mr. and Mrs. Storkel left on Monday for a bridal trip to points in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Union congratulates the young people and wishes them uninterrupted happiness through life.
Among those in attendance at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. McFarland and Miss Helen McFarland of Minneapolis - Princeton (Minn.) Union. Roy Storkel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Storkel of Carlyle, and has a host of friends here who will wish him and his bride a full measure of life’s happiness and prosperity, and in this wish The Advance desires to join. They returned to Beach last Wednesday afternoon and will visit at the home of the groom for a short time before going to his own farm.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1914

Fiftieth Anniversary
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Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Stockwell the Guests of Honor
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Last Saturday the relatives and a few friends of Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Stockwell gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Len Stockwell to assist the former couple in properly celebrating their golden wedding. About seventy were present.
The house had been very prettily decorated with cut flowers, roses and carnations being present in numbers. At one o’clock dinner was announced, fourteen tables being necessary to set the guests. On the table of the bride and groom of fifty years was a fruit cake sent from a friend now in California, but formerly a neighbor in Wisconsin.
After the refreshments had received their share of attention and the guests were comfortably seated about the rooms, Attorney R. F. Gallagher was called upon to present the worthy couple with those tributes which had been gathered, not for their money value, but as a tribute of loyal friendship and love for the worthy people whom this day were celebrating their golden anniversary. And Mr. Gallagher performed this task in his usually pleasing and very effective way, expressing the wish that their daily use might bring to them pleasant thoughts and happy hours.
Music furnished a portion of the program for the afternoon, one number of which was a trio by the Misses Gray and Miss Lee, “Our Golden Wedding Day.”
An unusually large number of handsome and expensive gifts were presented to Mr. and Mrs. Stockwell, among which was a very handsome gold watch to the former, on which was engraved, “To Father from His Children”, while to Mrs. Stockwell the children gave a purse of $25 in gold and handsome gold ring. A handsome gold clock, gold spoons, gold lined dishes and a gold tea set were among the other presents received.
Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Stockwell were married when they were only sixteen and eighteen years of age respectively. Mr. Stockwell served three years and eight months in the army during the civil war and was twice wounded. Perhaps no gift received that day was more highly appreciated than was the letter received from an old comrade in arms, and certainly we can add nothing to the words of commendation, praise and high esteem in which this worthy couple is held, so we print the letter in full, asking Mr. and Mrs. Stockwell to accept the sentiment therein contained as conveying the thought and wish of all their friends. The letter reads: Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Stockwell, Beach, N. Dak. My dear Old Neighbors: - Your kind invitation to the golden anniversary of your wedding on March 14th, just received. I cannot tell you how much I regret that I am not able to be with you on this occasion, for in all this wide world there is no other that knows and honors you and your past history more than he who is now writing this. Yes, Elisha, we sat side by side on the same wooden bench in the log school house; swam and fished in Hall’s creek; picked berries and worked in harvest together before the day of binders (and no one in the valley done a bigger days’ work); we chopped wood and burned coal together, and in those days, when this country needed men to defend the old flag and save the Union, we marched and fought side by side at Shiloh, Vicksburg, Nashville, Spanish Fort and many other engagements, and suffered everything but death in those days, when we so freely give of our youth and strength to our country’s service. And in all those years I found you a true and trusted playmate, a faithful patriotic and generous comrade, an upright and honest citizen.
Kate, I have sat at your table and partaken of your hospitality, and in the days long gone by you have often been my partner in the dance, and I often look back to those days when we all enjoyed life because we were doing the best possible under the circumstances.
My dear friends, as I look at it today, your lives have been a success, for you can look back over them with the satisfaction of having done your full duty to all. No one is the worse for your living, and many are the blessings you have brought into this world as you journeyed along the path of life together. That you may live long to enjoy the blessings you have so well and richly earned, is the sincere and heartfelt wish of your old neighbor,
E. P. Houghton,
Puyallup, Washington
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 27th, 1914

A delightful social gathering was had at the home of Mrs. J. W. Berg on Tuesday afternoon of this week, when the friends of Mrs. H. P. Burt gathered to surprise her with a birthday party. Mrs. Burt was asked over to spend the afternoon and was not aware that she would be the guest of honor until after her arrival. Games and entertainments of different kinds helped to pass a most delightful afternoon. Luncheon was served at five o’clock.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 27th, 1914

Mrs. B. C. Baldwin received a letter on Monday of this week which contained the sad information that Mrs. C. E. Hogue, who now lives near Vienna, Ill., and her infant baby had passed away. The exact time of her death was not stated. Mrs. Hogue will be remembered as the wife of Rev. Hogue, for a time pastor of the U. B. church in this city and afterwards transferred to Carlyle, where he remained for something like a year. She had many friends here who will regret to learn of her untimely death.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 27th, 1914

A marriage license was issued Wednesday by Judge Jefferson to Helmer Berg and Miss Helen Wet, both of Sentinel Butte.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 27th, 1914

Williams (crowded out last week) -
Geo. Schweigert is rejoicing over the news of the birth of a baby boy on March 4th. Mrs. Schweigert is in her old home in Minnesota and at last reports was doing very nicely.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 27th, 1914

Burhans - Christianson
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Married at Glendive and was a Surprise to Friends
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We did not learn until this week that Miss Edna Kathryn Christiansen of Williams, N.D., was married to Paul B. Burhans of Edgehill, but such is the case and we take this opportunity to extend congratulations.
Miss Christiansen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Christiansen, the former of whom is the popular clerk of courts of Golden Valley, and for some time past has been teaching school. She is popular among those with whom she has an acquaintance and is an accomplished and handsome young lady.
The wedding took place at Glendive, Mont., on Monday, March 16, and the happy couple will be at home after June 1st at Edgehill, Montana. Congratulations and best wishes are extended.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 27th, 1914

Salzman - Enalo
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The Couple Arrived in Beach Last Week Thursday
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After an absence of several months E. E. Salzman returned to Beach last Thursday evening and brought with him a wife in the person of Gertrude Enalo of Bloomington, Ill. After being married they visited for several weeks in Illinois among relatives and friends before coming to Beach.
Mr. Salzman is numbered among the early settlers of this city and has been honored with a number of public positions of confidence and trust and in each he has lived up to the highest expectations his friends and the public. He is deservedly popular as a man and highly respected as a citizen. His many friends extend to him and his wife most hearty congratulations and best wishes for that full measure of happiness and prosperity so eagerly sought by all in this world.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 27th, 1914

Death of Mrs. W. H. Orr
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Last Friday afternoon at 3:15 Mrs. W. H. Orr passed to the great beyond after a lingering illness of some months during which she would rally and appear decidedly better, then being worse again. Her ailments was Bright’s disease and heart trouble. She was about 25 years of age and her untimely death is sincerely mourned.
Miss Ellen Carlson came to Beach something like four years ago and some months later was married to Mr. Orr, manager of the North Star lumber yards at this point. A short time after they purchased the bakery establishment formerly owned by Mr. Shephard and have been conducting a very successful business in that line. Mrs. Orr was extremely ambitious and when able to be about at all would insist on doing those little things about the store to make it more attractive and properly arranged. Only a few weeks ago Mr. Orr took her to specialists in Minnesota in the hope that something could be done for her, but without avail. On her return to Beach she was almost immediately taken with a severe attack from which she never rallied. She leaves a husband to mourn her death, as well as four sisters to whom the community extend sympathy.
Last Saturday afternoon services were held at the undertaking parlor in this city and Sunday morning the remains, accompanied by Mr. Orr and Mr. and Mrs. Robb, were started for Stevens, Minn., where interment will take place, among the scenes of her childhood.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 3rd, 1914

Burkey -
Miss M. A. Finnaman returned Thursday from Fond lu Lac, Wis., where she had been called by the death of her father. On the return trip she visited with relatives in St. Cloud, Minn.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 3rd, 1914

Alpha Items -
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Westergaard, a bounding boy, on March 17. J. C. is already predicting a wonderful future for “Pat”. On the same day, the stork appeared at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, who live four miles east of Alpha leaving a tiny girl.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 3rd, 1914

Death of Simon Hoverson
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Simon Hoverson, brother of Ed Hoverson, died at his home in this city last Sunday morning at 5:30, of Bright’s disease, at the age of fifty-one years, after an illness of about two months, during which he was a patient sufferer.
Mr. Hoverson was born in Norway in January, 1863, and came to this country with his parents in 1870, settling in Polk county, Minn., on a homestead. He experienced more than his share the hardships of a frontier life, but was always cheerful and a hard working man. When his parents died he, in partnership with his brother John, bought the old homestead. A few years after he sold his share to his brother and bought a farm near Beanson, Minn. He retired from active farming about eight years ago and moved to Hayward, Wis. He came to Beach about six years ago and accepted a position with Overstad & Hoverson in their hardware and furniture business.
In 1893 he was married to Lena Anderson, and to this union three children were born, two daughters and a son, all of whom survive the deceased. The oldest daughter is Mrs. P. E. Beito of this city and the others Albert and Lila are aged 17 and 14 respectively.
The funeral services, both in English and Norwegian, will be held at the Norwegian Lutheran church, of which the deceased was a member, at 3 o’clock p.m. next Sunday, and the remains, accompanied by the relative, will leave on the evening train for Starbuck, Minn., where interment will be made.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 10th, 1914

Kielley - Muller
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Young Lady Comes From Defiance, Iowa, to Wed
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Last Friday a party composed of J. P. Muller and his daughter, Miss Ione, of Defiance, Iowa, and Samuel M. Kielly of Mildred, Mont., arrived in Beach from the west and were met at the station by L. E. Curl, of the Lone Tree district and taken to his home. The first two named are the father and sister of Mrs. Curl.
On Monday afternoon the young people went to the Congregational parsonage where the Rev. Thomlinson spoke the word that joined Samuel M. Kielley and Miss Ione E. I. Muller in the holy bonds of matrimony. The acquaintance which ripened into this marriage was begun in Defiance, Iowa, but later on Mr. Kielley went to Montana where he took up a homestead near Mildren, and arrangements were made whereby his affianced wife and her father met him at Terry and came to Beach for the tying of the nuptial knot and for a visit with her relatives.
After the wedding a reception and dinner was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Curl for the happy couple, at which a very enjoyable time was had. During the week they left for the home at Mildred, Montana.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 17th, 1914

P. E. Beito of this city has surely been burdened with his share of trouble. Sunday evening he returned from Starbuck, Minnesota, to which place he had gone to accompany the remains of his father-in-law, Simon Hoverson, for interment and on Monday morning he received a telegram from Strathcona, Minnesota, which conveyed the sad news of the death of his father. He left for Strathcona the same evening to be present at the funeral. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to Mr. Beito in his sorrow.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 17th, 1914

Mrs. Henry Walters was called to Wisconsin this week by a telegram announcing the sad news of the death of her mother.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 17th, 1914

D. H. Murrey of this place and Miss Myra Day of Terry, Montana, were united in marriage at Glendive, Saturday. They returned to Beach Monday and are guests at the Callendar Hotel. The couple are quite well known in this locality, the groom having resided in Beach for a considerable length of time and the bride has been teaching school in the vicinity of Beach for the past few years. The Advance most heartily joins with the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Murrey in extending congratulations.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 17th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Donaldson are the parents of a baby boy born Monday morning.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 17th, 1914

Williams -
Mr. and Mrs. John Drosel are pleased over the birth of a baby boy Monday, April 6th.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 17th, 1914

Old Settler Is Called By Death
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J. C. Taggart Answers Final Summons at Medford, Ore., Where Interment was Made
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The Advance this week is called upon to chronicle the death of an old resident of this community, Mr. J. C. Taggert who died at his home at Medford, Oregon, Friday, April 10th, he having been a patient sufferer of ulcerations of the stomach for some time. The deceased was one of the early pioneers of the Golden Valley, having formerly owned the farm now occupied by Archie Woodhull, who purchased the farm two years ago. After leaving the farm the Taggart family moved to this city where they resided for about a year, after which they moved to Medford, Oregon, where death claimed the sufferer. Mr. and Mrs. Taggart spent considerable time in Beach last fall visiting with relatives and their many friends here. At that time the deceased was in very poor health but was always cheerful and pleasant with his associates. Besides Mrs. Taggert, there is left to mourn his death, two daughters and one son. The daughters are Mrs. Fred Knoop of this place and Mrs. Theodore Johnson, who together with the husband left here a short time ago for Medford with the intention of residing there permanently. The son resides in South Dakota. Mrs. Taggert is a sister of Archie and W. H. Woodhull of this place.
The interment took place at Medford where the last sad rites were read over the remains of a man who in life had won the respect of all who knew him. A man whose friendship was a precious gift. A man who left behind him, in the memory of his loved ones the imprint of the good deeds of a kind and loving husband and father. The Advance joins with the people of the entire community in extending condolence to the bereaved relatives.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 24th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Powers are the parents of a young son born last Friday morning.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 24th, 1914

Maurice Woodrow Whitaker the year old son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Whitaker died April 9th of measles and pneumonia. Funeral services were held from the Congregational church, Rev. W. Howard Thomlinson conducting the services. The Advance extends condolence to the bereaved relatives.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 24th, 1914

Inar Amundson and Miss Emily Hart were united in marriage in this city Monday noon, April 20th, by Judge R. O. Zollinger in the presence of the bride’s sister and Ernie Hatch. The young couple reside about 45 miles north of here and left for their home Tuesday morning. The Advance extends congratulations to the newlyweds.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 24th, 1914

Danver Woods, who was allowed to attend the funeral of his mother at Baker, Montana, by Warden Talcott, has been an excellent prisoner at the penitentiary and has been in charge of the butchering for the institution a great deal of the time. - Marmarth Mail
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 24th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Don M. Campbell are the parents of a fine baby girl born to them Monday morning, April 20th.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 24th, 1914

John Kerrigan Answers Call
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Old and Respected Resident of Beach Passed to The Great Beyond Monday Morning
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John Kerrigan was born in Dublin, Ireland, March 13, 1835 and died April 21, 1914, being eighty years one month and seven days old at the time of his death. He was the son of John and Mary Kerrigan. His father died in Ireland and he with his mother, three brothers and two sisters, emigrated to the United States in June, 1849, settling at Yoysiek Falls, New York, later removing to Walworth County, Wisconsin, at which place the deceased was married to Miss Lucinda Volkenberger. After their marriage, in 1861, they moved to Ridgeville, Monroe County Wisconsin, where their ten children were born, nine of whom survive him, a little daughter having died in infancy. Mrs. Kerrigan died Feb. 16, 1898 and since that time Mr. Kerrigan has resided continuously with his daughter Mary. They came to Beach in the spring of 1906 and have made their home here since that time. Mr. Kerrigan’s brothers and sisters who emigrated with him to America have all preceded him to the grave, his mother died in 1870 while residing with the deceased at his home and his children who are left to mourn his death are Edward, James, Patrick, Peter, George and Mary of this place, John of Norwalk, Wisconsin, Album and Ella of St. Paul. Minnesota.
The funeral services were held from St. John’s Catholic church in this city Tuesday forenoon and the same evening the remains were taken to Norwalk, Wisconsin for interment along side of those of his wife. Mr. Kerrigan has been ailing for a long time and death was not unexpected by the many friends of the Kerrigan family here. The devotion of Mary toward her father during his long illness was beautiful. Keeping a continuous vigil at his bedside month after month, speaking words of consolation to the patient sufferer and with a kindly hand pushing back from the fevered brow the locks that the cares of more than three quarters of a century had turned to silver never ceasing her guardianship until the hand of death reached down and stilled the heart beats of a man who had lived a long and useful life.
The sons also had no other thoughts during the serious illness of their father but to make things as comfortable as possible for him ere he passed to the Great Beyond. The death came as a severe blow to all the relatives and the sympathy of the community is extended to them in the hour of their bereavement.
All of the family who reside here accompanied the remains to Wisconsin for interment.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 1st, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Roy M. Cone of Trotters mourn the death of their eleven year old son Harold, who died Monday night. The little fellow had been in the best of health up to Saturday preceding his death when he was suddenly stricken with acute appendicitis. The suddeness of the death makes the blow a most severe one on the parents who have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 1st, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Marshal F. Miller are the parents of a baby girl born to them recently.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 8th, 1914

Miss Mary Kerrigan returned the latter part of last week from Norwalk, Wis., where she had gone with the remains of Mr. Kerrigan for interment.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 8th, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sloss Friday May 1st, a son.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 8th, 1914

Pete and Pat Kerrigan, who accompanied the remains of their father to Norwalk, Wis., where interment was made, returned to Beach Tuesday after spending a short period in St. Paul visiting their sister, Miss Ella.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 8th, 1914

There were two weddings at Burkey last week. On Monday Miss Francis Sacmeister and John Neihause were wedded and on Tuesday Miss Lillian Coatney and Mr. Engesse were married, Mr. and Mrs. Engesse were attended by Mr. John Wagner and Miss Frances Noll.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 8th, 1914

Burkey (crowded out last week) -
Little Willie Domer was the victim of a surprise party, Saturday, in honor of his eighth birthday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 8th, 1914

Married at Glendive
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Max Baller of this place and Miss Annie Streitmatter of Glen Ullen were married at Glendive last Saturday and returned to this city Monday by auto. The groom is the proprietor of the Baller Pool hall and has a large number of friends in the city. The bride is a stranger here but being a young lady of charming appearance will no doubt become a favorite among the younger class of the city. The congratulations of all are extended to the newlyweds.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 15th, 1914

Receiving a telegram Tuesday announcing the sad intelligence of her mother’s death at Rio, Ill., Mrs. D. M. Cooper departed for that city Tuesday evening, to be in attendance at the funeral. Mr. Cooper accompanied her.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 15th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nistler are the parents of a baby boy, born May 10. Mr. and Mrs. Nistler are in the city from their home near Baker.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 15th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Brown are the happy parents of a baby girl born yesterday, named Elmira Jeanette. Mother and child are doing nicely.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 15th, 1914

Ben Simonson, a young man who has been employed on the farm by Len Stockwell, Tuesday noon received the sad intelligence that his brother Halmar Simonson had died suddenly at Squaw Creek, Wis., where the parents reside. He left that evening to be present at the funeral.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 15th, 1914

Rancher Killed During Quarrel
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Was Struck Over Head With Shepherd’s Crook and Death Follows Immediately
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Following a quarrel over sheep which were trespassing on his land, Leslie Austin, a rancher 19 years old, hit Anton Gyolai, a homesteader, over the head with a shepherd’s crook and killed him instantly at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The crime was committed 8 miles west of Amidon.
Gyloai was a middle aged man, and had just been married about a year ago. There has been bad blood between the men for sometime. Tuesday some sheep of Gyolai’s got into Austin’s land and he went after them. The two had a dispute and Austin hit Gyolai over the head.
Austin seeing Gyolai fall, jumped on his horse and rode to his father’s ranch. They returned to view the body and after seeing that Gyolai was dead, rode away, it was believed to give the son up into the hands of the sheriff at Madora.
J. K. Swihart, state’s attorney, held an inquest and two witnesses were examined, Mrs. Gyolai and Fred Enger. They testified that bad blood had existed between the two men for some time. The jury decided that Gyolai met his death as the result of an assault by Austin.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 22nd, 1914

Mrs. T. H. Dunigan, residing four miles north of Beach, received a telegram today (Saturday) stating that her mother, who had been ill for some time had passed to the great beyond. She leaves for the old family home at Black River Falls tonight.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 22nd, 1914

In response to the telegraphic information that he was the happy father of a fine 8 pound baby boy (sic), M. L. Callahan left Thursday morning for Rock Rapids, Iowa, where Mrs. Callahan has been visiting at the parental home for several weeks. (transcribers note - see article May 29th, child listed as girl)
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 22nd, 1914

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Valentine, a fine baby boy Sunday May 17th. Mrs. Valentine is a sister of Mrs. Restow, residing on the Woodhull farm, with whom she is visiting.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 22nd, 1914

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Werner, recently a boy.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 29th, 1914

Their many friends greatly sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Callahan, who lost their one week old baby girl (sic) last week at Rock Rapids, Iowa, where Mrs. Callahan, who also has been seriously ill, was visiting at the home of her parents. (transcribers note - see article May 22nd, child listed as boy)
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 29th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weed are the parents of a baby boy, born Monday last. All concerned are doing nicely.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 29th, 1914

Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary
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Mr. and Mrs. Reier Thompson of This City Celebrate 50th Year of Their Marriage - Over 100 Present
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Over a hundred of the friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Reier Thompson, prominent citizens of Beach, assembled at the venerable couple’s home on south Blanch street Monday afternoon and participated in the celebration of their golden wedding anniversary, which was also the anniversary of Mrs. Thompson’s 69th birthday. All the children and a large number of the grand children were present on this occasion.
The banquet for this glorious event was held in a large tent, 70 feet wide, pitched on the lawn, this being the only manner in which so large a gathering could be taken care of at the home. The tables were decorated with carnations and yellow roses, to denote gold, and were burdened with delicious viands and palatable food of every kind until they fairly groaned under the weight. A big wedding cake about 18 inches high formed the center-piece. Place cards also carried out the gold scheme, being tied with yellow ribbons. The Misses Ruth Laughnan, Clara Olson, Irene Eide, Lila and Evelyne Hoverson, Mattie Thompson and Theresa Anderson served at the tables. After the guests had partaken of the hearty repast, Rev. Theo. Bursett, pastor of the Lutheran church, congratulated Mr. and Mrs. Thompson on their having reached their 50th year of connubial bliss, and on behalf of the couple’s children, presented them with an elegant gold watch and gold ring. Rev. Bursett spoke in the Norwegian language and gave a brief history of the noted couple. Other speakers were Supt. C. J. N. Nelson of the city schools, Rev. Synnes of the Lutheran church and Senator Ed. Hoverson. At the conclusion Mr. Thompson thanked those present for their attendance at the golden wedding celebration and for the valuable gifts received. Besides the gifts from their children Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were the recipients of many other valuable presents.
It was fifty years ago Monday that Reier Thompson and Miss Bronilde Serene Nelson were united in marriage on his father’s farmstead in Jackson county, Wis., which he purchased and where they spent 30 years of their life. Both had been born near Haugesond, Norway, Reier Thompson on September 7, 1844, and the two attended school together and were playmates.
When they were 11 and 12 years of age, respectively, the two families moved to America, settling near each other in Dane county, Wis. Here again the boy and the girl were good friends, only the friendship was rapidly transforming itself to the deeper feeling of love. Once again the Thompson and Nelson families moved and once again they moved together, this time to Jackson country, Wis., where the young couple married soon after and took up their abode on Reier’s father’s farm, which he bought and for 30 years thereafter tilled. There it was that he learned how to coax mother earth to give up its treasured fruits.
In 1894 Mr. Thompson left the farm and went to Blair, Wis., where he engaged in the lumber business, conducting a lumber yard at that place for a number of years previous to coming to North Dakota. This he did in the spring of 1907, coming to Beach and purchasing from Uhlencott the beginnings of a lumber yard, which Mr. Thompson and his sons have worked up to a flourishing business, the Golden Valley Lumber company.
Besides the lumber business, Mr. Thompson also invested in a section and a half of land south of town, and this he has tilled and seeded each year. He is as active as even in business and has been one of Beach’s and the Golden Valley’s best boosters.
In their fifty years of wedded life, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson became the happy parents of six boys and four girls. A boy and girl, Thomas and Isabelle, died in childhood, while another daughter, Julia, died after she was married twenty years ago. All of the remaining children are happily married and were here for the reunion and the golden wedding celebration. They are C. L. Thompson of Grafton, Nels Thompson of Taylor, Wis., Mrs. J. O. Knuteson and Mrs. A. Anderson of Blair, Wis., and Henry, Albert and Rudolph Thompson of Beach, whom, with their wives and husbands, together with thirteen of the 25 grand children, took part in the big celebration.
Mr. Thompson at 69 years is hale and hearty and confidently looks forward to the celebration of their 75th wedding anniversary, as his worthy helpmate through life is as healthy as himself and even more joyful and optimistic as to the things the future holds out for them. Their hosts of friends extend congratulations and wish them every joy and happiness in the years still before them.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 29th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Cooper, who were recently called to Rio, Ill., by the death of the latter’s mother, Mrs. M. A. Epperson, returned Wednesday. Mrs. Epperson had been seriously ill for some time prior to her death. She will be remembered by many Beach people who greatly regret the news of her passing.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 29th, 1914

Mrs. S. Hoverson Passed Beyond
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Telegram Received Sunday Announcing Sudden and Unexpected Death
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Last Sunday Ed Hoverson received a telegram from Starbuck, Minn., bringing the message that Mrs. Simon Hoverson had died at that place. Mrs. Hoverson had undergone an operation at the hospital and was apparently doing nicely so far as the results of the operation was concerned as far as can be learned at this time, as there were no news received by relatives at any time to the contrary and letters were written by her to relatives and friends here saying that she expected to be back home in a few days. This message was received by her children only as additional sorrow as it will be remembered by our readers that her husband, Simon, died just eight weeks before and that she and her children, Mrs. P. E. Beito, Albert and Laila Hoverson accompanied the remains to Pope county, Minn., where the remains were laid at rest. Mrs. Hoverson, not feeling very strong, consulted a physician and found that a surgical operation was necessary and which was performed three weeks before her death. Her son-in-law, P. E. Beito, was with her two weeks before and after the operation and left her in the hopes of soon seeing her at home in Beach.
Mrs. Hoverson was born in Norway forty one years ago and came to America when 17 years old, near Benson, Minn., and in 1892 she was joined in the bonds of matrimony to Simon Hoverson and resided on a farm there for about fifteen years. There were three children born, all of whom now survive their heavy loss of father and mother, who followed each other in death in just eight weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Beito, Albert and Laila Hoverson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hoverson and children will leave Sunday evening for Starbuck, Minn., to attend the funeral which will be held at the Greenland church in Pope country and the remains will be laid to rest by the side of her husband.
The Advance joins with the many friends of the bereaved in extending sympathy to them and especially to the family involving Mr. Beito, as there has been four deaths in eight weeks by the death of his father and a niece. We hope that this may be the last sad news for them for a long time to come.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 5th, 1914

Mrs. T. H. Dunnigan, who was called to her home at Black River Falls, Wis., a week ago by the death of her mother, returned Wednesday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 5th, 1914

Mrs. A. D. McPhee and Mrs. John Dooner of near Burkey, received the sad intelligence that their sister, Mrs. John Bott, of Wanda, Minn., had passed away as the results of burns received in an explosion of gasoline.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 5th, 1914

Recent Births - - - - -
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Wentland, of Trotters, a girl, Wednesday
To Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Williams, Yates, a boy, Monday.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Heaton, a boy, Monday.
To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Blyton, a boy, Sunday
To Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Sweet, of Carlyle, a girl, Monday.

The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 5th, 1914

Death of Mrs. Offutt
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The death of Mrs. Offutt occurred Wednesday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Slossen in this city, the latter being a daughter with whom she had been visiting several weeks. The deceased succumbed from pleuro-pneumonia after an illnesses of but a week.
With her at the time of her death was another daughter, Mrs. Wm. Beckett, of St. Joseph, Mo., who had been summoned to the bedside by the news of her mother’s sudden danger. Another daughter, Mrs. Minnie Chittenden, of Kansas City, was not able to be present and will join the funeral party at Hiawatha, Kansas, where the remains, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Slossen and Mrs. Beckett, were shipped today.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 5th, 1914

Sudden Death of Mrs. Hugh Egan
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After Brief Illness One of Beach’s Popular Young Women is Called Beyond
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The shadow of death cast its darkness over this city this week and bore away to the distant shores the spirit of Mrs. Hugh Egan, known by almost everybody in the Golden Valley and whose friendship was cherished by all. Her death occurred Monday morning after about a week’s illness, and when the sad news was spread over the city, a gloom that only the dark shadows of death can father settled over the entire community. Death always leaves a trail of sadness behind, but when the hand of the aged reaper reaches out and plucks from among us one of the fairest flowers in the life of the community it touches the hearts of everyone.
Katheryn Carroll was born at Sparta, Wisconsin, June 6, 1893, and died at Beach, North Dakota, June 1, 1914, being twenty-one years old at the time of her death. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Carroll, her mother having passed away in 904 and her father in April 1910. A brother died in 1902, and with the death of her parents, Katheryn was left alone in the world, her only living relatives being an aunt, Mrs. Henry Crossen, and two cousins, Libby and Mamie Crossen, of Sparta. These relatives were here to attend the funeral. In 1910 the deceased came to Beach and made her home with Sparta friends and on September 19, 1911, she was married to Hugh Egan. Two children, a girl and a boy were born to them, both of whom died in their infancy and were buried in the Catholic cemetery here, where the remains of the mother now rest.
The funeral of Mrs. Egan, which was held Wednesday forenoon, was one of the largest attended of any ever held in this community. The business houses of the city were closed during the forenoon in respect for the dead and the people turned out enmasse to attend the last sad rites. The services were held in the Catholic church, Rev. Father Wolpers officiating. The Knights of Columbus, of which the husband is a member, and the Ladies Altar Society, of which deceased was a member, acted as escorts from the residence to the church, and again from the church to the cemetery. The pall-bearers were Mark Jones, M H. Jefferson, Loren Austin, Julius Englehardt, A. L. Arnold and A. E. Farris, and the lady pall-bearers were Mrs. Tom Powers, Misses Mary Kerrigan, Mary Bartley, Vangie Butterfield, Eileen Madison and Ruth Laughnan.
The flowers and floral wreaths, tributes of the friends and relatives of the deceased were beautiful. The Knights of Columbus, and the Social Hour Club, also the Royal Neighbors sent flowers and wreathes as a token of respect and an emblem of sorrow.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 12th, 1914

Hannum - Wyman Nuptials
Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist parsonage in the presence of immediate relatives and friends Miss Blanche Wyman was married to Mr. Rusus Hannum. The groom is well known in Beach circles having lived here for some time, and the bride is also well acquainted in the vicinity. She has been holding down a homestead at Earl, in McKenzie Co. After proving up the newly married couple intend to make their home in Beach for some time at least. Congratulations are extended.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 12th, 1914

Recent Births - - - - -
To Mr. and Mrs. Stelle, residing five miles east of Beach, a boy June 6th.
To Mr. and Mrs. Choral Dryden, of Stuart, a boy, June 6th.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Burlingame, five miles west of Beach, a girl June 8th.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ferragen, near Carlyle, a boy June 7th.
To Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Young, five miles east of Beach, a boy June 10th.
To Mr. and Mrs. Albert Anderson, one mile east of Beach, a girl, June 6th.

The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 12th, 1914

Mrs. Henry Crossen and Mrs. Ed. Crossen, an aunt and cousin of Mrs. Hugh Egan, whose funeral, held Wednesday of last week, they arrived to attend, left the last of the week for their home at Sparta, Wis. Miss Mamie Crossen, who accompanied them here, will remain here for a visit with friends.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 12th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hoverson and children, John and Hellen (sic), funeral of Mrs. Simon Hoverson.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 12th, 1914

M. L. Callahan, who has been spending several weeks with Mrs. Callahan at her old home at Rock Rapids, Iowa, where he was called by the sudden death of their baby girl, returned Sunday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 26th, 1914

Lang - Serby
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At the Congregational church in thie city, on Wednesday evening, June 25, in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harmon, Rev. W. Howard Thomlinson spoke the words which united in the bonds of matrimony Mr. P. A. Lang and Miss Alma Serby, both of this city. The young couple is well known in this vicinity and the best wishes for a happy wedded life is extended to them by a large circle of friends. The groom is the night operator at the depot, a position which he has held for a long time. He is a young man of sterling character; honest and industrious, and has the respect and confidence of all who know him.
The bride has been employed as operator at the local telephone office for the past year and is numbered among the very best of Beach’s young ladies. After the ceremony the newly wedded pair left for an extended wedding tour to Minneapolis and Duluth, after which they will return and begin housekeeping in the new residence the groom has recently prepared in this city.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 26th, 1914

A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Woods on the 19th inst.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 26th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Reece Owens are the parents of a bouncing boy born June 17.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 26th, 1914

Mrs. J. C. Butterfield attended the Eliason-Nissen marriage in Glendive Wednesday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 26th, 1914

A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Tasker of Trotters on the 18th inst.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 26th, 1914

Eliason - Nissen Nuptials
A. N. Eliason and Mrs. Eline Nissen of Beach were married at the Lutheran parsonage in Glendive Thrusday. Immediately after the ceremony they returned to the city and are now at home to their many friends.
The groom is one of the leading merchants of Beach, having conducted a hardware store here for a number of years. The bride has also resided here for some time and her friends and acquaintances are numerous. The Advance joins with the people of the entire community in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Eliason a long life of happiness and prosperity.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 3rd, 1914

Miss Esther C. Carlson and Huon T. Brookfield, both of Wibaux, were united in marriage at the Congregational parsonage on Wednesday afternoon by Rev. H. C. Juell. They will make their home at Beach, where Mr. Brookfield will do some demonstration work for a firm which deals in household utensils. - Glendive Review.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 3rd, 1914

Delayed By Storms
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Slosson and family of Beach, who have just returned from Kansas City, where they took Mrs. Slossen’s mother to be buried, are delayed in the city for some days on account of the washouts on the F. P. road. - Bismarck Tribune.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 3rd, 1914

Death of Joseph Zook
Joseph Zook aged 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Zook who reside on the old Kidder farm 8 miles southeast of this city, died at the Beach hospital last Saturday afternoon following an operation for appendicitis. The funeral was held Tuesday forenoon from the Catholic church here, Rev. Father Cieclewicz of Wibaux, conducting the services. The pallbearers were Ben and Frank Michels, Domenic Kukowski and the two Falkner brothers. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery and were followed to their last resting place by a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends.
Joseph Zook was a recent arrival in this country coming here last April from EauClair, Wisconsin, at which place he was born and raised. His parents came to the Golden Valley a year ago and took up their residence on the farm where they now reside. The Advance joins with the entire community in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 17th, 1914

A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Johnson, who reside seven miles southeast of town, on the 15th instant.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 17th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Vince Wicka are the parents of a baby girl, born to them yesterday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 17th, 1914

McKeever - Vosbeck
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On Wednesday evening at seven o’clock at the Catholic parsonage in this city, Rev. Father Wolpers united in marriage Mr. Leo McKeever, of Dickinson, and Miss Elsie Vosbeck of Beach. Those who were present at the ceremony included Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McKeever, parents of the groom, and his sister, Miss Stacia, of Dickinson, and all the immediate relatives of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Vosbeck were the formal witnesses. Immediately after the ceremony supper was served at the home of the bride’s parents.
The young couple are well known here and their friends are numerous. The groom is a brakeman on the Northern Pacific, with his regular run through Beach. He is very popular with his associates along the line. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Vosbeck and has been a resident of this city for the past two years. The Advance joins with the entire community in extending congratulations.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 17th, 1914

Death of George Newell
On Wednesday evening at 10:20, in this city, occurred the death of George Newell, aged 53 years. The deceased has been a long and patient sufferer, having been an invalid for fifteen years and confined to his bed for the past year. He was a pioneer resident of North Dakota coming here in 1876, and residing in the state ever since that time with the exception of a six year absence in southern Missouri. He was one of the early settlers of LaMoure county, this state, and resided there for fifteen years, after which he again removed to Fargo where he resided until five years ago when he moved his family to Belfield, moving from there to Beach two years ago. He was born and raised at Charlotte, Vt. He is survived by his wife and seven children, three sons and four daughters. The children are G. H., Fayette, N.D., F. W. of Whitefish, N.D., Walter, of Belfield and Misses Mary, Ruth, Dorothy and Ester, of Beach. Funeral services were conducted afternoon by Rev. F. W. Gress from the family residence and the remains were laid to rest in the Beach cemetery. The Advance extends condolence to the bereaved relatives.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 17th, 1914

Busy Week For Little Dan Cupid
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July bids fair to steal from the month of June the greatest part of it’s glory - at least as far as the Golden Valley is concerned. Three in this city this week and we understand that next week will also come in for it’s goodly share. Little Dan Cupid has been working over time and the following young couples have fallen captive to the wiles of the little match maker.
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Nix - Dehmer
At the St. John’s Catholic church in this city on Tuesday morning, July 14, Rev. Father Wolpers celebrated nuptial mass and performed the ceremony that united in marriage Mr. William Nix and Miss Catherine Dehmer. The wedding was a public affair and the church was witness the ceremony.
The contracting parties are both well known here. The groom resides on his farm two miles west of here and is a prosperous and progressive farmer, and the bride is a sister of Henry and William Dehmer who reside near Five Ponts. She came from St. Cloud, Minn., a couple of years ago and since that time has made her home with her brothers.
At the conclusion of the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the parsonage and besides the bridal party, a number of relatives and invited guests took part in the feast. Mr. and Mrs. Nix have the distinction of being the first couple to be married in the new church.
The Advance extends the heartiest congratulations to the happy pair.
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Egan - Hayden
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On Tuesday morning, July 14th, in the presence of Pierce Egan and Mrs. Overton, Rev. Father Wolpers united in marriage Mathew Egan and Miss Birdie Hayden, both of Lone Tree township. The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edw. L. Egan and has grown to manhood in this locality. . . . . . .(transcriber note - remainder of article is unreadable)
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 24th, 1914

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weed of Beach died Saturday morning of bronchial pneumonia, aged seven weeks. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the M. E. church, the sermon being preached by Rev. F. W. Gress, and interment was made in the local cemetery. The sympathy of the friends and neighbors is tended to the bereaved.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 24th, 1914

J. P. McDonald, formerly of this place but now of Sentinel Butte, was married Tuesday of this week at Dickinson to Miss Anna Follis of Medora and the young couple have gone to the groom’s old home at Sparta, Wisconsin, for their honeymoon trip. The Advance extends congratulations to the happy couple.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 24th, 1914

A ten pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Almont Stone at their residence north of Sentinel Butte, Friday evening, July 17.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 24th, 1914

Frank W. Young obtained a marriage license Thursday of last week to marry Miss Francis J. Stone, of Sentinel Butte.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 24th, 1914

From the Gazette - Wibaux, MT - Mrs. Beil passed away Thursday. She was the mother of O. E. Beil, the carpenter well known here. Space forbids us giving further notice of this. Interment will take place in the Wibaux cemetery.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 24th, 1914

Unknown Man Drowned
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The body of an unknown man, who had been drowned in the river, was found last Thursday afternoon in a slough leading from the Yellowstone in the vicinity of Burns. The body was nude, and it is supposed that the man had been swimming in the river and was overcome by the current. It was in a bad state of decomposition so that recogntion was impossible. Coroner Kinney made an investigation and the body was taken in charge by Undertaker Lowe and interred locally. - Glendive Review.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 24th, 1914

Operator Drowned At Savage
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Bride of Four Days is Left Widow - Tragedy Occurred on Monday In Yellowstone River
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Alfred J. Oppegard, aged 25 years, the Western Union telegraph operator at Sidney, was drowned while bathing in the Yellowstone river at Savage early Monday morning.
Mr. Oppegard was known to be a fairly good swimmer and the only possible explanation of the fatality is that he was either taken with a cramp or was drawn into a suckhole. Up to the time of going to press, the body had not been recovered. The saddest part of the occurrence is the fact that the drowned man had been married but four days and was, at the time of the accident, on his honeymoon, having just secured a ten day leave of absence. His widow was Miss Neva Ray, a 1912-13 Dawson County High student, whom he married on July 9th, and she is said to be nearly prostrated from the shock of her untimely bereavement.
R. W. Barnard, manager of the Glendive office of the Western Union Telegraph company, had just received a visit from the happy couple on the preceding day, (Sunday) and he was the first to be advised of the accident. - Glendive Monitor
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 24th, 1914

North Farmer Killed Instantly
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While In The Act of Branding Colts Veath Williams Was Killed By Kick of Vicious Animal
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Last Sunday while Veath Williams who resided twenty miles north of Sentinel Butte, was at the old Frank Stone ranch helping Frank Wagner brand some colts belonging to Theodore Cook, he was kicked just over the heart by one of the colts, the blow resulting in almost instant death. Almont Stone and U. U. Martin were there at the time and after carrying the deceased man from the corral, where the accident happened, they immediately notified Coroner Walker who arrived as soon as possible and took charge of the body. An inquest was held and the verdict of the jury was that deceased had come to his death in an accidental manner.
The remains were taken to Sentinel Butte where the funeral was held Tuesday morning.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 31st, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fieldman are the parents of a baby girl which was a recent arrival at their home north of town.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 31st, 1914

The two year old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Gunder Tvedt was buried in the Beach cemetery Sunday July 26th. Services were held at the M. E. church, Rev. Gress preaching the sermon.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 31st, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. George Chrysler departed Wednesday morning for St. Paul after having received the sad news of the death of Mr. Chrysler’s mother in that city.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 31st, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Clemens of this city are the parents of a baby girl born last Sunday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 31st, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Beach of this city are the parents of a young son born last Sunday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 7th, 1914

Theodore Schweitzer, who was called to Mapleton, Minn., by the news that his father was dangerously ill and not expected to survive, returned Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after he had made his departure for the parental home, another telegram was received by Mrs. Schweitzer conveying the sad news of the elder Schweitzer’s death, a fact of which Theodore was not aware until after his arrival at Mapleton.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 7th, 1914

From the Pioneer - Wibaux, Mt (crowded out last week) -
E. H. Skaar, of Skaar, N.D. was a city visitor Tuesday. Ed does not look any older than he did the last time he was in town but he tells us that he has been the daddy of a nine pound girl since the 12th, and that accounts for the smile he is wearing.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 7th, 1914

The printing fraternity of Beach received into its forces a new member last Tuesday evening in the person of a fine bouncing baby girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Pire. Both mother and child are doing well and Les is wearing a smile that won’t come off.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 7th, 1914

Crowded out last week - A baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich of this city recently.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 7th, 1914

Murdered Man Was Not Sexse
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Discovery Further Complicates Mystery of McKenzie County Murder, and Troubles Authorities
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Schafer, N.D., Aug. 5 - The body found in the Missouri river near Nesson, McKenzie county, and identified as that of Henry Sexse, for whose murder Sam Burns is being held without bonds, was not that of Sexse, but was that of Carl Radnitz, of Minneapolis.
This last discovery increases that mystery of the disappearance of Sexse and leaves the position of Burns more in doubt. Sexse, a claim holder, disappeared. A few days later a body thought to have been his, with a bullet hole in the breast, was found in the river. A short time afterwards Sam Burns, a neighbor, stated that he had purchased Sexse’s farm and the later had gone to Canada. He also is alleged to have sold some personal articles that were known to have belonged to Sexse. This led to his arrest and so excited did some of the people become that there was talk of lynching and Burns was transferred to the jail at Minot. Recently a more thorough examination of the clothing on the body of the floater showed a key ring in the lining of a pocket. It bore the name of Carl Radnitz of Minneapolis. Relatives came here and through dental work and other ways identified the body as that of Radnitz instead of Sexse’s. Radnitz had been in Mondak, Mont., and was ill from blood poisoning last winter, after which he disappeared. That he was murdered at Mondak, and his body thrown into the river, appears certain as there was a ragged bullet hole in his breast.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 21st, 1914

A bouncing baby boy of nine pounds was born Monday morning to Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Hoffman. We have it from Zeke that it is some boy, and his arrival was duly celebrated with a liberal distribution of ten cent cigars in honor of the joyous event. All concerned are doing nicely.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 21st, 1914

Jessie Hart Killed In Auto Accident
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Popular Sentinel Butte Girl Killed When Auto burned Turtle Last Saturday
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The sudden death of Miss Bessie Hart, who was killed in an automobile accident near Sentinel Butte Saturday forenoon has thrown a pall of gloom over that village. The accident occurred at about eleven o’clock near the Joseph Kitchen farm south of that place.
Miss Hart, who had complained of not feeling well, had gone for an auto ride in a machine driven by Arthur Pelkey, and in the course of the drive intended to come to Beach to consult a physician. Meeting W. C. Stuhr, the Sentinel Butte banker in his car, young Pelkey turned to one side to allow him to pass, when Miss Hart, who it is thought feared he had not turned far enough to the right, seized the steering wheel. The front wheels were cramped too suddenly, and the car turned turtle, Miss Hart being pinned under the tonneau in such a fashion as to break her neck. Death was instantaneous. The road where the accident occurred had been built up with scoria, the grading leaving it somewhat rounded at the edge, which fact is thought to have been the real cause of the accident.
Miss Hart was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hart, of Sentinel Butte. The family formerly were residents of Iowa, removing to Wibaux and later to Sentinel Butte, where they have since made their home. Besides the stricken parents she leaves two brothers, Ralph and Dewey, both of Sentinel Butte, and Lloyd, of Allerton, Iowa. She was a very popular young lady and the news of her death caused a pall of sorrow to descend over the entire city.
The funeral services were held in the Congregational church of Sentinel Butte at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, and was one of the largest ever held in this city. Fifteen beautiful floral pieces, the tribute of sorrowing friends, were grouped about the bier. One of the most beautiful floral offerings was of a heart shaped design, in the center of which appeared the word “Bessie”. The choir, of which she was a member and with which she had so many times sung, furnished the music, crepe depending from the chair that Miss Hart once occupied. The church was beautifully decorated to the memory of the young life of such budding promise transplanted in the twinkling of an eye to the gardens above. The remains were laid to rest in the Sentinel Butte cemetery, the casket being followed by a large number of sorrowing friends.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 28th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Val Luff, residing in the Carlyle country, are the parents of a baby daughter.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 28th, 1914

Young Couple Wed
Milton Warner, of Shannon, Ill., and Miss Dollye Cox, who resides two and one- half miles south of Beach, were married at the Congregational parsonage in this city of Thursday, Rev. R. B. Walker officiating. After spending about two months visiting at Beach the young couple expect to leave for Shannan, Ill, which will be their future home. - Wibaux Pioneer
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 4th, 1914

A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. H. Porter at their home near Carlyle last Friday. The little one has been christened Florence Viola.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 4th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Feldhusen are the parents of a fine baby girl born to them at their home north of Beach Monday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 4th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bowen, of . . . . are the parents of a boy born Saturday night.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 4th, 1914

A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Subert at their home in Burkey Sunday morning.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 4th, 1914

Farmer Killed, Team Runs Away
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Sander Larson a homesteader and farmer living about eleven miles northeast of Marmarth, was fatally injured and although brought into town and given medical attention he died in a few hours.
The deceased had been hauling manure from his stable and the first known of the accident was about 5:30 p.m., when Elof Benson, who lives in the same section with him, noticed his team running down across the field with nothing hitched to them. Mr. Benson hurried over to the Larson place where he found the injured man laying in a heap, torn and bruised and partially unconscious.
Charley Nelson, a brother-in-law of Mr. Larson and who also lives in that section was summoned, and brought Larson to town, where he was given medical attention but without avail, and late that evening he died.
On the way into town, Mr. Larson was conscious most of the time, and although suffering terrible pain, and weak from loss of blood, he told Mr. Nelson enough to establish the fact that he had just climbed on to the load of manure to start for the field, when he discovered that one of the lines was under the tongue, and in his endeavor to untangle the line, the horses became unmanageable and started to run, with the result that he could not hold them.
In his endeavor to stop them he fell off the load, with the probability that his leg became entangled in the wheel, where it was badly torn and lacerated, breaking the leg and lacerating the muscles, causing a serious loss of blood.
He also received severe injuries about the head and it is thought that his death ultimately resulted from the effects of a fracture of the skull.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 4th, 1914

Son of Lyman Page Was Drowned in Bullion Creek
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Accident Occurred Saturday When Little Fellow While Wading Stepped in Hold
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Wallie Page, the eleven-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Page of near Burkey, was drowned Sunday in Bullion creek. The little fellow’s sudden demise was a severe shock to his parents, both of whom are prostrated with grief over the affair. In company with his brother and cousin, Wallie had gone to the Bullion and gone in wading. At this season of the year there is very little water in the stream except in places where the creek bed is deep enough to act as a reservoir for holding water. The boy was in the lead as they walked down the stream, the other two lads following directly behind him. Stepping into a deep hole he was unable to help himself, and it is thought that the cold water, fed from a spring, may have produced cramps. He came to the surface but once, but the other two boys were unable to reach him, and he sank to his death.
The frightened lads ran all the way to the Page home, a distance of a half mile, to secure aid, but by the time Lyman Page, accompanied by his brother and neighbors arrived and the body rescued, life was extinct. The parents are heartbroken over the sad affair.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the home of the parents near Burkey, following which the remains were brought to Beach and interred in the Beach cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 11th, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Wil…., of Carlyle, a girl, Monday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 11th, 1914

Lafayette Funk
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LaFayette Funk was born to Isaac E. and Mrs. E. Funk at Bellflower, McLean county, Illinois, June 17, 1876, coming to Lake Benton, Minn., with his parents in March, 1890, where he resided until 1895.
He worked at Rockford and Chicago, Illinois, until 1910, when his health failed and he came home. He has lived in Beach with his mother and sister for about a year, until the illness of the past few weeks culminated in his quietly going to sleep Sunday morning, Sept. 6th at 4:30, aged 38 years, 2 months and 20 days.
Death is always a shock, but the friends and loved ones who had watched him suffer through these later weeks could not but be thankful that the suffering was ended when there was not hope of recovery, especially as he regained consciousness long enough a little over two weeks before his death to acknowledge his trust in Jesus Christ as his Saviour. As Paul has said: “It is very far better to depart and be with Christ.”
Beside his many friends there are left to mourn their loss his mother, Mary E. Funk, and two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Betty Grapes of Pleasant Hill, Illinois; Miss Lucy B. Funk of Beach, Guy J. Funk of Thief River Falls, Minn., and Charlie D. Funk, of Fredonia, N. Dak.
The funeral services were conducted from the home Monday at 10:30 by the pastor of the Congregational church, Rev. W. Howard Thomlinson, the choir of the church providing the music. Interment will be at Bellflower, Illinois. Miss Funk accompanied the remains, leaving on No. 2 Monday. Services will also be conducted at Bellflower, where many of the friends of the diseased still live.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 11th, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles . . .tein, residing eight miles south-. . . . of Beach, a girl, Tuesday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 11th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. John Adams of Al (pha). . . are mourning the loss of their . . . -months old baby girl, which passed away Monday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 11th, 1914

Found Dead in Bed
Marmarth, N.D., Sept. 10 - F. S. Cowles, a homesteader, living in the vicinity of W. O. Metz’s farm, was found dead in his bed. Mr. Cowles is an elderly man and had been troubled with heart disease for several years. He had been doing some carpenter work for a neighbor and when called made no response. Upon investigation it was found that he was dead. Cause of death was heart failure.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 11th, 1914

J. A. McGregor Passes Away
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Succumbs to Cancer After Lingering Illness - Was Early Billings County Pioneer
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J. A. McGregor, one of Billings county’s earliest pioneers, died at St. Joseph’s hospital at St. Paul Wednesday of cancer, from which he had for some time been suffering. Mr. McGregor had an operation for his ailment last spring, but the operation proved of no avail, since which time he had been steadily failing. Mrs. McGregor and his son Lawrence were with him when the summons came.
John Andrew McGregor came to the northwest in 1873, settling in Iowa, moving from there to Minnesota, and coming to the Black Hill, via Bismarck, in 1876, notwithstanding the fact that the Indians were making a great deal of trouble in that vicinity at that time. Mining did not pan out well for him, and he trapped and shot for a time, and then drifted down the Little Missouri to what is now Medora in 1880. In 1886 he went to Dickinson and was manager of the Dickinson Mercantile company until 1895, when he came to Beach, and took up ranching. He prospered, held county offices, was prominent in church and society, and in the Masonic order in Dickinson and Beach. He had many friends all over the northwest, and general regret is felt at his taking away.
Funeral services, which we understand was one of the largest in several years were held at Dickinson yesterday, where the body was interred.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 18th, 1914

Geo. Hougen, assistant postmaster here certainly has a smile that won’t come off, being presented with a big 10 pound boy on Tuesday afternoon. Geo. says he will now take singing lessons. Geo. is certainly there with the smokes too.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 18th, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Taylor E. Hutchinson, Tuesday, a fine bouncing baby girl. Mother and child reported doing well.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 18th, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John McNiece, on Tuesday the 15th, a boy.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 18th, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Glen H. Wells on the seventh, a boy.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 25th, 1914

Passed to Shores of Great Beyond
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After an illness extending over nearly three years, an operation at the Beach hospital two years ago revealing the presence of cancer, Mrs. S. Zollinger, mother of The Advance editor, quietly passed away at his home at Stuart. Her death occurred Friday, at the age of 48 years.
Funeral services were held at the U. B. church at Carlyle, Sunday, where in conformity to her wishes interment took place. Services were conducted by Rev. Whitaker and Rev. Bovey, from a text, the Lord’s Prayer, which she had chosen before her death. Many were the beautiful floral offerings sent by sympathizing neighbors and friends, many of whom had ministered to her comfort in her last illness. The hymns which the choir sang were likewise chosen by her before the end, and her last wishes were faithfully adhered to. The casket was borne by Dr. C. E. Fuller, J. W. Berg, George Hougen, R. A. Sprague, T. G. Plomasen and C. I. Crone, Masonic brethren of the editor.
In August, 1885, mother was married to Samuel E. Zollinger. They were childhood sweethearts, and as such remained till life’s course was run. Together they attended school and shared each other’s childhood’s joys and sorrows. Together they passed from young manhood and young womanhood. Early they plighted their troth, while yet children in school, with a little brass ring which, though tarnished, was the pledge of a love which in their mature years they celebrated before matrimony’s altar. The children, R. O. Zollinger, and F. R. Zollinger, the latter of Ismay, Mont., together with the bereaved husband and father were at the bedside when the last summons came. Today we stand on the threshold of a great grief - a grief which, though heavy with tears, is less poignant when we realize that her passing is simply a transition from things earthly to life eternal beyond the grave. Her life was an exemplification of the Christian creed - her last moments before crossing the dark river to the realms of eternal light were golden with an implicit faith that was a surcease to her earthly pains and suffering.
Her gentle spirit took its flight on the wings of the morning, the beautiful sunlight which heralded another day and was emblematical of the shores of light which was her haven streaming through her window like a benediction. Calmly, peacefully and with a smile upon her lips, like a tired child at the close of day, she closed her eyes in dreamless slumber.
Mother meant all to us that mother could mean to any man, and her passing leaves a void in the home which, though hallowed by her presence in days gone by, can never again be filled. In loving retrospection we go back on memory’s wings to the days of childhood, when mother’s knee, her loving hand upon our head, was the altar to which we brought boyish sorrows - our rock of refuge at every boyhood storm. A hurt was instantly cured by a healing kiss from the mother’s lips. Often we came pleading forgiveness for the pains which our thoughtless youth must have caused her. It was never withheld, and her confidence in her boys was an inspiration. With invisible reins, stronger than links of steel, she held us and guided us by precept and example. Dark days were made sunny by her smile and her moments were jeweled with rosy joy in unselfish service for others.
Cheerful and uncomplaining in the last months of her suffering, when the ravages of disease had torn and racked her gently body, her faith was a beautiful thing. When the United Brethren church at Stuart was organized she became a charter member, and though unable to attend during the last few weeks of her illness, she displayed an unfailing interest in its work, with the constant prayer that it might survive the struggles of frontier missionary to fulfill its purpose. Throughout her entire life she had actively taken part in church work, having as her inspiration a lifetime of faithful service which her father had dedicated as pastor to his God. Of gentle birth and breeding, intellectual, a brilliant conversationalist, and a profound literary student, but for her modest retirement and unswerving devotion to home, she might have achieved more than transitory fame. Whatever of pride her husband and boys may have experienced in her accomplishments, it is as a faithful wife and mother that she has erected in our hearts a monument more lasting than the column of Vendome. Mother! the term gives a lullaby of accent to the dialect of human-kind. Empty indeed are the titles and glittering baubles of earthly fame and princely possessions when compared to these.
We know not what the years may bring; what successes or what failures may be ours; what our allotted term of years may be, but enshrined in our hearts, uncontaminated by the dross in life’s furious race, there will always remain an image of mother, her influence for good radiating from her like beams from the shining sun - apples of gold in pictures of silver - until that day when life’s secret is eternally solved.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 25th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Virts, from near Carlyle, are the parents of a baby girl born to them at the Beach hospital a week ago.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 25th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. John Herr, of Alpha, are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl a week ago today.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 25th, 1914

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Hans Haukaas, residing eleven miles south of Beach, a boy yesterday afternoon.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 25th, 1914

Miss Lucy Funk returned Wednesday afternoon from Bellflower, Ill, where she accompanied the remains of her brother for interment two weeks ago following the young man’s death at the home in this city. Yesterday she went to Glendive, returning with her mother, Mrs. Mary Funk, who had been spending several weeks at the H. P. Zeller home in that city.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 25th, 1914

Gun Fell to Floor Discharge Kills Man
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Peculiar Accident at Jamestown Where Jar Discharged Shotgun Killing Wm. Cline
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Jamestown, N.D., Sept. 23 - A most peculiar accident occurred on Tuesday evening, resulting in the death of William Cline, a farmer, living about nine miles southwest of LaMoure.
A loaded gun was hanging over the floor. Mr. Cline was sitting in a corner of the room and Mrs. Cline in passing out allowed the door to slam shut, with sufficient force to jar the gun from its resting place. In falling to the floor it was discharged, the load striking Mr. Cline full in the abdomen. He died an hour later. He leaves a widow and one daughter, five years old. About a month ago the father and mother came to visit at the home of their son, and were present when the accident happened.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 2nd, 1914

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Storkel, living west of Carlyle, a boy, Sunday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 2nd, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Stensrud are the parents of a fine boy weighing nearly ten pounds, born to them Wednesday, since which time Otto has been handing out ten centers by the bushel in commemoration of the happy event, accompanied by a smile which indicates that he is just about the happiest man on earth. Everyone concerned is doing nicely.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 2nd, 1914

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Semenisky, residing ten miles west of Beach a boy, Saturday last.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 2nd, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Uelman, at their home in Beach, a girl, Monday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 2nd, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Noble, of Yates, a boy, Saturday last.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 9th, 1914

The Yellowstone gives Up The Body Of Operator
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The body of Alfred J. Oppegard, the telegraph operator of Savage, who was drowned near Savage last June while bathing in the river, was found last Wednesday year the River View ferry. The body was identified by Dr. Magruder of Sidney, the dentist who is said to have done some work upon his teeth some time previous to the fatality. Sheriff Billy Arkle, Marshal Hurst, E. B. Ray and others of Sidney left via auto immediately after receiving word of the finding of the body and brought the remains to Sidney where it was prepared for burial and then sent to Savage for interment. It is reported that but little was left of the body except the skeleton. It will be remembered that young Oppegaard was on a vacation at the time the drowning occurred, having just been married the previous week. - Glendive Monitor.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 9th, 1914

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Hanevold, of this city, a girl, Sunday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 9th, 1914

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Franzen of Sentinel Butte, a boy, yesterday morning.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 9th, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Musil living two miles east of Beach, a girl, Saturday, as a result of which the genial constable is wearing his famous smile.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 9th, 1914

Mrs. Dan McPhee was hostess at a kitchen shower given in honor of Miss Kate Egan Saturday afternoon at her home near Burkey, at which a large number of the young lady’s friends were guests. Miss Egan was the recipient of many useful gifts. Her marriage to Mr. Harry Sites, also of Burkey, is announced to take place at St. Mary’s church next Wednesday morning.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 9th, 1914

A very petty function took place at the home of Mrs. M. Laughnan Wednesday evening last, at which Miss Ruth Laughnan was hostess, in honor of Miss Anna Green, a sister of Mrs. M. J. Moran, whose marriage to Mr. Leon A. Maurice will take place next Wednesday at St. John’s church in this city. A four course dinner was served at seven o’clock following which whist and other games were played. At the conclusion of each game, the bride-to-be was presented with a parcel, the gift of some of the guests present. Quite a large number were present and an excellent time was enjoyed by all. The decorations of pink and white were very tastefully conceived.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 16th, 1914

Manager Smith of the Beach Opera House and wife are proudly entertaining a little stranger, of the male persuasion, which arrived to make its home with them Tuesday evening. The little fellow tipped the scales at eight pounds, and “Smithy” who is a confirmed baseball sport, states it is his intention to make him a second Gowdy. All concerned are doing well.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 16th, 1914

Three Killed In Auto Accident
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Automobile Goes Over Embankment, Killing Husband, Wife And Child
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The citizens of Wibaux were shocked at the untimely passing of Mr. and Mrs. Schwab, who with their three children were making an overland trip from Billings in the Apperson car. It is understood here that Mr. Schwab had but recently purchased the store at Wibaux, and after having shipped his household goods to that town, with his family started to make the trip overland, expecting to make that their future home. The accident occurred at a short distance west of Waco, Mont.
Accounts of the accident differ, but it is understood here that the accident took place when the machine, traveling at a moderate rate of speed, reached a narrow grade which led over the railroad crossing. The outer wheels struck a soft spot at the outside of the grade and Mr. Schwab was unable to turn the front wheels back in the road, the heavy car going over the embankment and turning turtle in a slough of shallow water. Mr. and Mrs. Schwab and one of the children were instantly killed. The remaining children, though badly shaken up and frightened, escaped injury.
The accident occurred in sight of the Waco section crew, who were working near, and they immediately went to the rescue and with block and tackle succeeded in extricating the heavy car and recovering the bodies, which were shipped back to Billings for burial.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 16th, 1914

Wedding Bells
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At St. John’s church on Wednesday after the celebration of high mass, Rev. Father Wolpers spoke the solemn words which united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Leon R. Maurice and Anna Loretta Green. Miss Kathryn Bartley acted as bridesmaid, while Mr. Simon Schmitz played the part of best man. The bride is a sister of Mrs. M. J. Moran and is a girl of the sweetest and noblest disposition, possessing superior mental attainments, high religious sentiments and the truest and grandest of womanly characters.
Needless to say she was highly esteemed. She had to be, Mike Moran would not stand for any thing different. She was charmingly arrayed in - we don’t know anything about a bride’s array. But she was arrayed alright, if she was not we would certainly have heard about it. A sumptuous wedding dinner was partaken by the turtle doves and the guests at the resident of M. J. Moran. And the happy pair, glowing with the supreme joy of youth, departed on train No. 3 to spoon away the fleeting honeymoon, that light in life, whose long remembered rays brighten the succeeding shadows.
May their tribe increase and their shadow never grow less. May they hand in hand, loving and loved, wander serenely along a rose strewn pathway of life, and float to the other shore amid soft breezes, under silvery moons and sunny skies.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 16th, 1914

More Wedding Bells
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At St. Mary’s church in Burkey, at 9 o’clock on Wednesday morning, Harry A. Sites and Kathryn Frances Egan, daughter of Edward Egan, were solemnly married by Rev. Father Minixhofer. We have not been informed of the various talents, accomplishments and charms of the bride, but the fact that she is the daughter of Edward Egan, speaks far more than a column of empty assertions, for she would not be her father’s daughter, if she was not charming and good and wise and beautiful. The groom we know nothing about, but if he were not all that the most fastidious father-kin-law should desire, he would not have had the honor and joy of leading Edward’s daughter to the altar. We suppose the bride was smiling through the mists that envelope the dreamland of youth, and the bridegroom looked as self-conscious and foolish as bridegroom’s usually do. Thus in the spring time of their lives, together they will climb life’s rocky hill, to fall by the wayside, or reaching the apex, totter down the other side through chilling autumn and weary winter into the dark.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 23rd, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Odman, of Alpha, are parents of a fine 8-pound boy, born yesterday at the Beach hospital.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 13th, 1914

Noble - Nichols
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In speaking of the Noble-Nichols wedding, which was solemnized at Fargo recently, the Fargo Forum is quoted as follows:
“E. E. Noble of Beach, and Mrs. J. H. Nichols of this city were united in the bonds of matrimony Monday evening at six o’clock in the parlors of the M. E. parsonage, by Rev. J. M. Walters. Harry G. Carpenter acted as best man and Misses Mae and Carrine, daughters of the bride, were maid of honor and bridesmaid. Both were dressed alike, in light blue chiffon over crepe de chine, trimmed with pearls and carried bridal roses.
“The bride was beautifully attired in white crepe de chine, trimmed with Venice lace, and wore a veil caught with lilies-of-the-valley. She carried bridal roses. “Mr. Noble is well and favorably known in banking and business circles of North Dakota, and both have numerous friends who extend congratulations. They will visit in the twin cities and other points before returning to their home at Beach.” Mr. and Mrs. Noble, who shortly after the event returned to Beach and will make this city their home, occupying rooms in Mr. Noble’s property on Blanche street, stole a march on many of their friends, but a very few of whom were in the “plot.” Since the happy event they have been busy receiving the congratulations and best wishes of their many friends here.
Mrs. Nobel is an estimable lady of the Valley’s pioneers, and held many excellent qualities. She is one in the highest esteem and respect by her many friends. An introduction to Mr. Noble is unnecessary. Almost without an exception he is the most widely known man in the Golden Valley, coming here in the early days of Beach and identifying himself wholesouledly (sic) and wholeheartedly with any movement which would tend to the progress and prosperity of Beach and the Golden Valley, He was formerly cashier of the Golden Valley bank, which position he resigned in order to accept the presidency of the First National bank, which he held with the utmost credit to himself and its patrons for several years. Under his administration the affairs of the then newly organized bank flourished and grew rapidly. Nearly two years ago, feeling he could ill afford to neglect his large insurance business, which had also grown by leaps and bounds, he tendered his resignation to the board of directors of the First National in order to devote his entire time to insurance. It has been men of the type of Mr. Noble, undaunted and undiscouraged, by the threatened privations and failures of early pioneer life, who have contributed towards making the Golden Valley as we know it today. Mr. and Mrs. Noble have the sincere wishes of their many friends, in which The Advance heartily joins, for a happy and prosperous future.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 13th, 1914

Youth Killed By Cave-In
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Suffocated by Wall of Earth Which Caught Him While Mining Coal
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Fryburg, N.D., Nov. 10 - The 16 year old son of M. Branelle, who lives one mile south of Gaylord, met death while mining coal with his father and younger brother. The accident happened in the edge of the badlands about six miles west of this place.
The young man was stooping under a bank of dirt, mining lignite coal, when the bank above suddenly gave way and buried him underneath. All the tools at hand were also covered up completely, and after hurriedly dispatching the other boy for help the father made a desperate but vain attempt to dig his son out with bare hands. Help soon arrived, but when they reached the boy, life was extinct, the crushing evidently causing almost instant death.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 13th, 1914

Births
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Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bauldhaupt, living 3 miles west of Beach, a girl, November 8.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Lemire, living south of Sentinel Butte, a boy, November 5.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stratton, living 6 miles northeast of Beach, a girl, November 2.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Warner, residing in west Beach, a girl, November 11.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Harvey, of this city, a boy, November 10.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. C. Bush, residing in Woodhull’s addition, a baby boy, Friday last.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 13th, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Feldman, living 12 miles north of Beach, a girl, November 10.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 13th, 1914

Mrs. J. J. Bartley is in Dickinson this week, where she attended the Stickney wedding and will visit old friends. From there she will go to South Heart, where she will spend a week at the home of an uncle and sister.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 13th, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur O’Brien, living near Carlyle, a boy, Sunday last.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 13th, 1914

Man Meets Death in Grain Elevator
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Horribly Mangled in Gears When He was Engaged in Oiling Machinery
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Hazelton, N.D., Nov. 3 - One of the saddest and most horrible accidents that has ever happened in Hazelton, occurred when John Burkhardt, helper at the Farmers’ Union elevator, got caught in the chain and sprocket drive and received injuries which proved fatal.
The young man had heard a squeaking in the shaft box in the top of the elevator and had gone up to oil it. The box was lubricated by a hard oil cup and it was while attempting to turn this down that he became entangled.
Manager W. T. O’Neill was on the weighting floor at the time and heard Burkhardt scream. He immediately threw out the clutch stopping the machinery and hurried to the top of the house to the assistance of the injured man and on reaching the scene a horrifying sight met his eyes. Burkhardt’s shoulders and head was caught in between the sprocket wheel and chain and the blood was spurting from a dozen wounds. O’Neill tried to extricate the injured man, but his strength was insufficient and he was compelled to go back down and summon help. Paul Crandell of the Occident elevator went to his assistance and it was all the two men could do to get the man loosened from the gear.
The examination showed that the bones of the right shoulder were badly crushed, both jaw bones broken, the upper one being mashed up into the roof of the mouth, the lips torn away, besides dozens of cuts and bruises about the head and neck, and some of the ribs broken. The man did not lose consciousness and was able to control his body.
Mr. Burkhardt was a young man of apparently between 25 and 30 years of age, was married and resided at Temvik with his wife and three children.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 20th, 1914

Belfield Couple Were Married In This City
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We are pleased to chronicle in this issue the marriage of James Young, who last Saturday slipped quietly off to Beach with Miss Alice Kay, under his arm, and in the first dawn of evening were quietly married at the M. E. parsonage.
The bride came here about a year ago from Minnesota, afterward filing on a claim up in the Mikkelson country.
She is a young lady possessed of a charming and sunny disposition and will be a worthy helpmate to here husband.
Everybody knows the groom; if they don’t they ought to. Jim is a mighty fine fellow - kindness personified and a heart as big as a North Dakota steer. He is one of the most popular ranchers coming to Belfield, and we make no mistake when we say his friends are numbered only by his acquaintances. - Belfield Times.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 20th, 1914

Ohluck - Pratt Nuptials
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Miss Ainita Ohluck and Mr. Thomas Pratt, both of Cabin Creek, were married at the United Brethren parsonage at Carlyle last Thursday. Rev. A. E. Landis performed the ceremony in the presence of a number of friends.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 20th, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sura, at the Beach hospital, a 10-pound boy. Mr. and Mrs. Sura have gone to Forsyth, Minn., where they will reside during the winter months.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 20th, 1914

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Einneman, of Burkey, a girl.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 20th, 1914

Mrs. M. C. Egan very pleasingly entertained a number of her friends at her home in this city Monday afternoon, the occasion being her birthday. Twenty-five were present and a very enjoyable time was had throughout. Mrs. Egan was the recipient of many gifts in token of the occasion.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 20th, 1914

Verona Boy Accidentally Killed By A companion
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Verona, N.D., Nov. 18 - Harry Johnson, aged 6, son of Mrs. J. A. Johnson, has been accidentally killed while out hunting with Edmund Taron, aged 12. Edmund took the gun, while his older brother and Arthur Johnson, who were preparing to go hunting, were out of the room, and Edmund and Harry then went into the cornfield. While trying to shoot at a rabbit the gun was accidentally discharged, killing the younger boy instantly. Young Aaron then dragged the body to the fence and went for help.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 4th, 1914

Strange Man Found Dead
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Acute Alcoholism Cause of Death, Says Health Officer - Body Taken East
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Wibaux, Mont., Dec 2 - On Monday last the body of a person by the name of A. E. Spurling, a young man about 30 years of age, was found dead by Chas. Parks and reported to the marshal. The body was lying near the roadside a few rods from the Parks residence
The county health officer, Dr. E. E. Gaines, was summoned to the scene and pronounced life extinct. It was further developed upon examination that death was due to acute alcoholism.
Coroner Henry Kuch was sent for but he decided after making an examination into the case it was not necessary to empanel a jury as there were no marks of violence.
The brother of the deceased W. Spurling arrived on No. 5 on Wednesday morning and took the body back to Russell, Ia., his former home, where the body will be buried.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 4th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Art Robb Lose New Born Babe
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The angel of death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Art Robb at Golva, formerly of this city, and claimed one of their twin babies, born to them Thanksgiving morning. The little one passed away just a few hours after birth, and their day of Thanksgiving was changed to a day of mourning. Mr. and Mrs. Robb are well and favorably known in this city and were residents here until this summer, when they removed to the town of Golva on the south branch, where Mr. Robb conducts a barber shop. Their many friends here hasten to extend them deep and sincere sympathy in their hour of bereavement.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 18th, 1914

Obituary
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Sarah A. Offins was born February 29, 1840, in Waynes Co, Ohio. Died at Billings, Mont., Dec. 12, 1914, aged 74 years, 9 months and 13 days. She was married to Wm. B. Offins, April 3, 1861. To this union was born 10 children, of whom four survive to mourn her loss, Mrs. S. T. Kline, of Worsown, Ind., B. C. Offin (sic), of Grant’s Pass, Ore., Mrs. David Keckler of Billings, Mont., and Mrs. C. W. Heckaman, of this city.
Funeral services were held at the Congregational church Wednesday, Rev. W. Howard Thomlinson preaching the sermon. A quartette consisting of Mrs. Rundlett, Miss Steiner, R. W. Stough and Rev. Thomlinson sang special music. Interment was made at the Beach cemetery.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 18th, 1914

A little girl arrived at John Wilson’s home last week, everything reported doing fine. John now smiles.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 18th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Middleton are the proud parents of a little girl, born Dec. 9, at Nappanee, Indiana. The mother and child are reported in the best of health. Tim is at present holding down his claim and making a home for the family at Roy, Mont.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 25th, 1914

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Whitaker of this city, a boy, Thursday evening of this week.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 25th, 1914

Dan McPhee of Lone Tree was the recipient of a telegram conveying to him the sad news that his father, a resident of Sleepy Eye, Minn., had suddenly passed away. He left Sunday, the same day, to be present at the funeral services. This is a heavy blow to Mr. McPhee, as he did not know until he had received the telegram that his father had been ill.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 25th, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Franzen, a boy, Wednesday last.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 25th, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Andy Anderson, fifteen miles northeast of Beach, a girl, Sunday last.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 25th, 1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Max Barnsten, of near Sentinel Butte, a boy Dec. 12.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 25th, 1914

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Blomstrom, five miles south of Beach a girl Dec. 14.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 25th, 1914

The little three-weeks old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. George Sonsalla, six miles southeast of Burkey, suddenly passed away after a short illness, her death resulted from an attack of pneumonia. The little one had, apparently up to her fatal illness, been in the best of health, but the disease made such rapid headway that nothing could be done to save her. A sad feature of the case is that Mrs. Sonsalla was alone at the time the death occurred, George being absent on a business trip east. The first intimation of the little one’s illness and death was when he arrived, the day following the demise. Funeral services were held and interment made at Burkey. The families many friends extend their sympathy in the hour of their bereavement.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 25th, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. James Burke are entertaining a little stranger of the male persuasion at their home in this city, born to them Thursday. As a result, Jim has a sunny, benevolent smile befitting the occasion, and is passing an excellent grade of perfectos around in honor of the event.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 25th, 1914

Gruesome Discovery, Man On Engine Pilot
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The dead, frozen body of Bemer Roseland, a Norwegian section hand, was found on the pilot of No. 1, as it pulled into Glendive the other morning four hours late. Parts of the front of the engine were torn away by the impact, and some of the wreckage of the speeder, on which the dead man was riding to his work, covered the pilot.
Roseland was accompanied by a companion, who sensed the danger just in time to escape. Roseland, it is thought, was caught in the act of jumping. The back of his head was crusted, but no other marks were found.
The morning was an extremely cold one, and both men bundled up tightly around the ears, which prevented their hearing the approach of the iron monster, which was running at a high speed to make up lost time. Neither the engineer or fireman felt the concussion, and were unaware of the tragedy until the train pulled into Glendive.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 25th, 1914

Popular Couple Happily Wedded
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Dr. C. E. Fuller and Miss Evangelyn Butterfield United at Home of Bride
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In the presence of the immediate family and intimate friends of the contracting parties, Dr. C. E. Fuller and Miss Evangelyn Butterfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Butterfield, were very quietly united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the home of the brides parents several miles north of Beach, at ten o’clock Wednesday morning, Rev. Father Wolper’s of St John’s Catholic church of this city officiating at the marriage ceremonial.
Though quiet, it was a most pretty affair. The bride and groom were attended by Hon. and Mrs. J. P. Reeve, old and intimate friends of the family.
The bride is one of the Golden Valley’s most popular daughters, coming here with her parents nearly six years ago from Sparta, Wis., with whom she has since made her home at the farm north of Beach, and is well and favorably known. She is a handsome, accomplished young lady of sweet, winsome character and many virtues. A dutiful, considerate daughter and sister in the home she is leaving for the more serious walk of life, she will make the doctor a most desirable helpmate in the new home that is to be honored and brightened with her presence during the years to come. She was tastefully attired in a beautiful gown of silk crepe meteor and chiffon; and wore a beautiful diamond set lavaliere, the latter a present from the groom.
The groom is a practicing veterinary of this city, and although he has been a resident of the Golden Valley but two years, he has a large clientele among the farmers of this county and eastern Montana by whom he is held in high regard as authority in the knowledge of his profession. He is an industrious, conscientious young man, who by hard work and study and diligent application has arrived at an enviable position as one of the most authoritative veterinaries in the state. It was largely due to his efforts in maintaining quarantine that western North Dakota was spared the ravages of the foot and mouth disease, epidemic in many localities a few weeks ago. In recognition of his valuable services in the field of animal medicine and surgery, he was lately appointed assistant state veterinarian by the State Live Stock Sanitary Board, which position he has since held with honor and credit to himself and the community. His large practice here is a very tangible recognition and appreciation of his ability.
After the impressive words were spoken which made them man and wife, the bride and groom led the way to a laden table groaning under a weight of good things, where a delicious wedding breakfast was served in five courses to the assembled relatives and guests. At the conclusion of breakfast, a toast to the bride and groom was offered by The Advance editor followed by a merry breaking of empty glasses on the floor by all those present at its conclusion. Hon. J. P. Reeve followed with a short, but very excellent talk.
Those guests besides the immediate family of the bride were: R. C. Fuller, a brother of the groom; Hon and Mrs. J. P. Reeve; and R. O. Zollinger.
The happy couple left on No. 2 the same afternoon for Minneapolis, accompanied by R. C. Fuller, where they will spend Christmas at the home of the groom’s mother. From there they will go to Sparta, Wis., Mrs. Fuller’s girlhood home, where they will spend a short time visiting relatives and friends of the bride and at Bellevue, Iowa, also, the groom’ former home. A number of friends were at the train.
Mr. and Mrs. Fuller will be at home to their many friends in the Kerrigan residence in this city after February 15th. The friends, who are legion, with whom The Advance joins, united in wishing them all that is worth while in life - and happiness and prosperity in the years to come as they tread life’s pathways together, sharing each other’s joys and sorrows.

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