BIRTH, MARRIAGES, DEATHS FROM

THE BEACH ADVANCE

1915

 


 

The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 1st, 1915

 

Killed In War

Max Lewin, Brother of Munich Man, Killed in Action

     Munich, N.D., December 29 - The news has reached H. Lewin of this town of the death of his brother, Max Lewin.  Mr. Lewin was with the German army in East Prussia, and was wounded in battle on November 20.  He was taken to Koenigsberg, where he  died the next day.  Four children and his widow survive him, to become a part of the great host of mourners of the present war.  There are still two brothers left at the front and also a brother-in-law.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 1st, 1915

 

Mutilated Body is Found Beside Track

     Glendive, Mont., December 29 - Mike Frank, a man who had, it is said, been working at Terry was struck and instantly killed last Saturday morning by a Northern Pacific train at a point about five miles west of this city.  The body was found shortly after 7

o’clock by a section man, and it is not known what train caused the unfortunate man’s death.

     The body was brought to the city and interment was made in the local cemetery.  As far as is known Frank has no relatives in this part of the country and it is understood that he came from Canada some months ago.

     The body when found, lay close beside the track and it had been virtually cut in two by the wheels.  It was terribly mutilated and portions of the vital organs were scattered about near where the body was found.  The body was not frozen when first

discovered, so it is evident that the accident had occurred but a short time previously.

     It is not known whether Frank was stealing a ride and fell from the train, or was walking up the track when he was hit.  He had been in Glendive the night preceding and, it is reported that he had been drinking considerably.

     The body was dressed in a good suit of clothing and on the outside of the trousers were overalls.  Nothing was found in the pockets except a partly used meal book of a Terry restaurant.

 


 

The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 1st, 1915

 

Woman Quarreled With Sweetheart

     Grafton, N.D. December 29 - Evidence of a lover’s quarrel, occurring less than an hour before the time that she is supposed to have met death under the wheels of a Northern Pacific passenger train a half mile south of this city, was brought out at Grafton last

night in the inquest into the tragic death of Miss Mary Terrill, aged 21, manager of the Western Union Telegraph company office here.

     The girl is supposed to have met death under the wheels of the Winnipeg to St. Paul night express, passing through Grafton about 8:15 o’clock in the evening.

     Just a few minutes before 1 o’clock Miss Terrill had quarreled with her sweetheart, Ivan Erhardt, a Great Northern telegrapher, because of his refusal to heed her request to refrain from attending a little social gathering.

     That was the last seen of Miss Terrill.  Erhardt continued on his way to the social affair, spending the evening there.

     Miss Terrill evidently left the business district of Grafton immediately walking down the N. P. Track to the point where she was run down.

     Whether death was accidental or with suicidal intent, is still uncertain, the coroner’s jury failing to complete its work last night, adjourning till this morning.

     The remains found yesterday morning, have little semblance of those of a human being.  One arm was found three miles from the point where she was run down, and parts of the body are strewn along the rail over that entire distance.  The head has not

yet been found, though the scalp has been recovered.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 1st, 1915

 

Killed in Coal Mine Accident

C. G. Cook, Former Golden Valley Resident, Killed in Mine Cave In

     Christmas was suddenly changed from a day of rejoicing to one of sadness for the C. G. Cook family, former resident of this territory, when the husband and father was the victim of injuries while mining the family’s supply of winter coal at their new

home near Lewistown, Mont., which resulted in his death three days later.

     With a nephew, Mr. Cook had gone to a coal mine located but a short distance from the homestead.  After securing the load, the nephew, who was handling the team while Mr. Cook was gathering up the tools, started to drive out of the runway to make

room for a waiting team.  He had gone but a short distance when he was startled by a loud crash, and turned around only to find Mr. Cook buried beneath several tons of coal and earth.  It is presumed that the load taken out had so loosened the embankment that the jar of the load leaving the pit caused the cave-in.

     When recovered, Mr. Cook was unconscious.  An examination revealed that he was internally crushed.  His death resulted three days later after intense suffering.

     Mr. and Mrs. Cook were former residents of this locality, filing on a homestead on the state line northwest of Beach.  They were well known in the Golden Valley.  After proving up on the homestead here, they took advantage of the enlarged homestead act and went further west, filing on a claim near Lewistown, Mont., near where the fatal accident occurred.  The deceased was forty years old and besides his wife leaves two step-daughters, Mrs. Ole Sathrum of this city and Mrs. Bonnhorn, of Louisville, Ky., and two sisters, Mrs. Effie Singletary and Mrs. Sarah Michler, both of Beloit, Wis.  Funeral services were held at the M. E. church in this city, Rev. F. W. Gress presiding, interment following in the Beach cemetery.

     Mr. Cook had taken out a $2,000 insurance policy but a few days before the accident which resulted in his untimely death, which will go far to furnishing the necessities for the widow in her declining years.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 8th, 1915

 

     Mrs. Hollstein very befittingly celebrated her birthday Sunday by giving a dinner to which she invited several relatives and friends.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 8th, 1915

 

     News has reached Beach that J. A. Danford, the eldest son of Rev. S. A. Danford, of Bismarck was married at Milton, Wis., New Year’s day to Miss Martha Eckelberg of that place.  Mr. Danford is a conductor on the Soo road, and he and his bride will reside in Bismarck.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 8th, 1915

 

     Dr. A. B MacNab, who was unexpectedly called to Casopolis, Mich., ten days ago by the death of his uncle, returned Tuesday evening.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 8th, 1915

 

     Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Schaal of this city a girl, Wednesday.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 8th, 1915

 

     Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Stephens, residing three miles south of Beach, a boy, Sunday.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 8th, 1915

 

A Fearful Coal Mine Accident

John C. Miller Another Victim of the Deadly Cave-in at Wibaux

     The deadly cave-in has caused another casualty, this time John C. Miller, a farmer residing two miles south of Wibaux, where Mr. Miller was mining his winter supply of coal.  Death was instantaneous.

     The accident occurred shortly after the noon lunch hour, following which Miller, who was being aided by a man by the name of Brooks, was getting out a little more coal to top out his load.  Nearly every bone in his body was broken, and he was

mutilated almost beyond recognition when a heavy bank of earth, rock and coal suddenly gave way without warning crushed him to the ground.  Brooks, who was working but three feet away, was untouched, but for a moment was dazed with the horror of Miller’s sudden death and was unable to move.

     A telegram announcing Miller’s sad and untimely death was received by Angus Smith living near this city, who is a brother-in-law of the deceased.  He went to Wibaux Tuesday afternoon to assist in making funeral arrangements, returning the following day.

     Funeral services, in charge of the Beach camp of Modern Woodmen of America, of which Miller was a member, was held in Wibaux yesterday, the body being interred in the Wibaux cemetery.  In response to a telegram announcing her brother’s death, Mrs. Fred Clueth, of Black River Falls, Wis., arrived Wednesday to be present at the funeral.  The deceased was also a sister of Mrs. Joe Galster, formerly of this place, but who now resides at Alma Center, Wis.  A brother, Ernest Miller, living near Wibaux, was the deceased’s only relative in this vicinity.  His widow, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lige Smith, north of Beach, but who are spending the winter in

Florida, and four children, the youngest of two years and the eldest of fourteen, survive.  To make the tragedy even more sad, Mrs. Miller is at present seriously ill in a hospital at Warm Springs, Mont., where she has been confined for two weeks, and was unable to attend the funeral.

     This is the second fatal accident of this nature which has affected Beach people in the past week, the other being the death of Charles G. Cook, chronicled in this paper last week.  The lignite coal mine is reaping its harvest of victims at this season of the

year, and the utmost care and precaution should be exercised by parties mining their own coal.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 8th, 1915

 

Sudden Death of Rev. E. I. M. Synnes

Faithful Shepherd of His Flock Succumbs to Paralytic Stroke

     Rev. E. I. M. Synnes passed away at his home on the north side in this city early Wednesday morning from a stroke of paralysis with which he was seized the previous afternoon.  His wife and children were at the bedside when the end came.  Rev. Synnes retained consciousness up to the last.

     Although he had not been in good health for several years, there was no intimation either by his family or friends that the end was so near.   The seizure came at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon while Mr. Synnes was sitting in the parlor perusing a paper.  He was discovered lying in a helpless condition on the floor shortly after by one of the children.  Although medical aid was at once secured, efforts for his relief were fruitless, with the result that the end came at 1:45 Wednesday morning.

     Rev. Synnes was born near Aalesund, Norway, fifty-four years ago.  He received a high education Norway and Denmark, coming to American in 1883 and completing his preparation for the ministry in a Lutheran Seminary in this country in 1891.  He held several responsible pastorates, coming to Beach from Minot in 1911.  He was a conscientious, indefatigable worker, and at one time, since becoming identified with his duties here, was pastor of ten different charges, which he served faithfully and well.  At the time of his death he had charge of the work at Trotters and Blue Mountain, Hodges and Wibaux, Mont.

     In 1897 he was united in marriage to Miss Bergette Olson, who with three children survive a loving and dutiful husband and father.  Funeral services will be held at he church in this city, conducted by Rev. Bursette, either Saturday or Sunday, depending upon the arrival of relatives from the east.  The body will be whipped to Minneapolis, where interment will be made.

     Funeral services, we are informed as we go to press, will be held on Tuesday afternoon, at 1:00 o’clock p.m. at the Lutheran church.  The Rev. Th. Larsen, of Taylor, N.D., Rev. Thorpe of Belfield, N.D., and Rev. Breeu of Sinns, N.D., will be in attendance and say the last words over their comrade.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 15th, 1915

 

Harry Heath, Jr., Dies Suddenly

Is Taken With Heart Seizure and Passes Away a Few Hours Later

     The people of Beach were shocked Wednesday morning to learn of the sudden death of Harry Heath, the 23-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Heath of this city, who expired at the State Line Hotel at 10:40 o’clock Tuesday night.  Harry had attended the Bijou program earlier in the evening, and was taken with a sinking spell before he could reach the hotel, where he was carried as he was overcome on the street.  Valvular leakage of the heart, with which he had been troubled for several years, was the cause of his death, and this trouble was augmented by the heavy damp weather of the past week.  His death came as a terrible shock to his relatives and friends.

     Modest, unassuming, and of an exceptional disposition, Harry possessed friends in all who knew him, and all who knew him experience a distinct personal loss at his untimely passing.  Together with his parents, with whom he has made his home, he

came to Beach about six years ago from Mandan, and was one of the original class of four which entered the Beach high school shortly after the completion of the first building.

     Besides his parents he is survived by one brother, Cyril, with his father associated in the Standard Oil business here, and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Thomas, of Kenmare. The latter had but just returned to her home after a week’s visit here when she

received the telegram announcing her brother’s death. 

     Funeral services were held at the Congregational church, G. V. VanTausk of St. Matthew’s Chapel, Episcopal, having charge of the impressive services.  A vocal selection by Harry Burt, “At the End of a Perfect Day,” the words commemorative of a perfect life resulted in scarcely a dry eye in the church.  Foster’s orchestra played as pallbearers carried the casket to the bier, and at the conclusion of the service, as the many friends took their last look upon the dead face of one so beloved in life, played “Asleep in the Arms of Jesus.”  Many beautiful floral tributes, given by the pupils of the high school and friends, covered the casket.

     The funeral cortege was several blocks long.  Upon arriving at the cemetery, where interment was later made, Mr. Van Tausk conducted a brief burial service before the silent form was laid away from the eyes of men to await the last great summons of the Master on the resurrection morn.

     The Advance and a legion of friends, friends of both deceased and bereaved, extend their heartfelt sympathies to the family visited by the somber shadow.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 15th, 1915

Barton-Olson

     Judge Tom L. Smith officiated at his first marriage ceremony Monday when he united in matrimony’s indissoluble bonds William Barton, of Trotters, to Miss Dora Alice Violet Olson also of the upper Golden Valley country.  The groom is a prosperous young farmer and the bride is an accomplished, popular young woman, the daughter of Mrs. Betsy Olson.  Oliver Olson, a brother of the bride, and Mrs. E. L. Farnam, acted as best man and bridesmaid.

     The young folks will live on the groom’s farm near Trotter, where they are now keeping house.  The Advance and their many friends extend congratulations.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 15th, 1915

 

At Hymen’s Alter

Swanson-Langaard

     Anton Swanson, of Leon, Wis., and Miss Hulda Langaard, of Westby, Wis., were quietly married at the State Line hotel, Rev. Jacob F. M. Essig, of the German Lutheran church, officiating.  The young folks are recent arrivals here.  A. M. Wallace and L. B. Westby, old friends of the contracting parties, were witnesses to the nuptial vows.  There were no others present.

     Mr. and Mrs. Swanson will reside in Sentinel Butte, where the groom will open a jewelry store.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 15th, 1915

 

     Mrs. E. I. M. Synnes and children accompanied the body of the husband and father to Minneapolis this afternoon, where interment will take place.  They will make their future home in that city.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 15th, 1915

 

     Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Fuller returned Monday afternoon from an extended honeymoon trip east following their marriage December 23rd.  Their trip took them to Wisconsin and Iowa points, their former home, and arriving in Minneapolis they spent a few days at the home of the doctor’s mother.  They will go to house keeping in the Mary Kerrigan residence property in east Beach, where they will be at home to their many friends after February 15.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 15th, 1915

 

     Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hill, residing fourteen miles northwest of this city, a boy, Jan. 10.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 15th, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Peterson are the parents of a fine 9 ½ pound boy, born yesterday afternoon.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 22nd, 1915

 

     Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Wicka, a boy.  Phil has a big smile.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 22nd, 1915

 

     Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. ….dton on last Sunday, a big baby boy.  Mother and child doing well.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 22nd, 1915

 

     Born, to Mr. and Mrs. D. D. …..oop, near Chama, on Tuesday of this week, a fine bouncing girl, who has come to make the home happy.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 22nd, 1915

 

      Bert Roe, enroute from Grimes, Iowa, his home, to western points, was found dead on No. 4 between Dickinson and Mandan.  The dead man was accompanied by his wife.  The cause of his death is attributed to heart failure, but the case is being investigated.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 22nd, 1915

 

Obituary

     Miss Emmaline Straub was born Nov. 16, 1824, in Bloomsburg, Columbia county, Pa.  There she grew to young womanhood, and in 1842 she was married to John Stecker.  To this union were born twelve children, of which nine are still living.  J. H. Stecker, Sentinel Butte; Mrs. Sam Conser, Redby, Minn.; Mrs. Frank Stecker, Bemidji, Minn.; Mrs. Chauncy Hurd, Tacoma, Wash.; Mrs. Greg Thoburn, Martins Ferry, Ohio; E. C. Stecker, Westerheim; Mrs. Mary Reed, Morristown, Minn.; Dell Stecker, Spokane Ridge, Wash.  In 1852 the family moved to Michigan.

     In 1860 Mrs. Stecker immigrated to southern Minnesota, and in 1893 to the northern part.  In 1903, with several of the grown up family, she moved to North Dakota, taking a homestead north of Sentinel Butte, where she resided till after proving up on her claim.  Later she went to live with her daughter at Westerheim, where she died of old age, January 6th, 1915, having passed the ninetieth milestone by two months and twenty days.

     Grandma Stecker had the proud distinction of being grandmother to seventy-two boys and girls, seventy of whom are sill alive; great grandmother to eighty-two boys and girls, eighty-one of whom still live; and great great grandmother to three boys and

girls.  Her husband was killed some years before her death, and she trod life’s pathway alone till the summons came.

     Funeral services were held at the Westerheim school house Friday afternoon, Jan. 8, by Rev. F. W. Gress of the Methodist Episcopal church of this city, and interment made in the new cemetery adjoining the school house ground.  The neighborhood

turned out in such large numbers that it was entirely impossible for all to get into the building, and the windows were raised to let those on the outside hear the services.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 29th, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. F. O’Rourke are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine baby girl, on Wednesday of this week.  Mother is doing fine.  Dad O’Rourke has a grin from one ear to the other.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 29th, 1915

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sprague on Tuesday of this week, a fine baby boy.  Howard now has a smile that won’t come off, and the cigars have been making the rounds.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 29th, 1915

 

     Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John H. Schieffer, of Yates, a big boy which will brighten the home.  


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 29th, 1915

 

      A. P., John, Joe and Leo Kukowski have been called to Dodge, Wis., to attend the funeral of their father.  The cause of Mr. Kukowski’s death was old age and other complications.  The funeral will be held Saturday.  John was in Bismarck and A. P. was in Minneapolis, and they will join the others at their home town.  The community expresses sympathy for them in their bereavement.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 29th, 1915

 

     Adam Faris, was called to his former home at Tarkio, Mo. Tuesday morning, to be present at the funeral of his mother in answer to a telegram.  His many friends join in extending to him their heartfelt sympathy.  


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 29th, 1915

 

Linda Knox Passes Away

One of the Most Loved and Respected Residents of This City

     Miss Lucinda Tubbs was born at Winona, Minn., Feb. 15, 1857, living there and at Stewartville, Minn., until her marriage to Mr. Edwin E. Hutchins, October, 1882.  To this union was born one child, Leora Hutchins, now Mrs. Alex Douglass.  Mr. Hutchins passed away in 1890, leaving the wife and daughter to fight the battle of life together.  On June 1909, Mrs. Hutchins was united in marriage with Mr. C. V. Knox, coming with him to Beach to live soon after marriage.  Only a few brief happy years was granted them together as Mr. Knox was suddenly called home after a long faithful christian service on August 20, 1912.  Mrs. Knox was prostrate with grief at

this sudden bereavement and has never been entirely well since, though she continued actively engaged in her church duties.  On Saturday morning she was apparently feeling better than usual and spoke of it to her daughter, who had been visiting with her for three weeks, but in a few hours she was suddenly taken with a stroke and soon became unconscious, breathing heavily, because of the paralysis of the respiratory organs, she never regained consciousness passing away at three o’clock.

    She leaves to mourn her loss, four brothers and three sisters, Lester G., Charles, Henry and Merritt Tubbs of Stewartville, Minn., Mrs. Ida Own of Stewartville, Mrs. Helen Minette of Seattle, Mrs. Will Shermerhorn of Rocky Butte and her daughter, Mrs. Alexander Douglass of Wilton, N.D.

     The funeral was held at the Congregational church Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, at eleven o’clock, and in spite of unusually cold weather, the church was crowded to its utmost seating capacity and many and beautiful were the floral tributes.

     The choir paid their tribute to one who has been their staunchest supporter by singing the anthems that she most treasured, “One Sweetly Solemn Though” by Ambrose; “Beyond The Smiling and the Weeping” by Mary N. Howard; “Crossing the Bar” by Jacob Barney.

     Rarely could greater tribute be paid to any life than that paid by the pastor, Rev. W. Howard Thomlinson, from the composite text found in Ester 4: 14, 16; Ruth I: 16, and Mark 14:8.  “Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such as time as this,” “And so I will go in unto the king, which is not according to law and if I perish, I Perish” “And Ruth said intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee; for whither thou goest I will go; and where thou lodgest I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.”  “She hath done what she could.”                   

     The scripture quotation was from Psalms 23.  The Bible used for the service was the one presented to The Stars by Hugh A. Knowles, for the largest delegation at the revival services, this was a fitting dedication of the book. 

     The pastor said in part:  “I wish from the three fold message of our texts to remind you of the three fold usefulness of our sister’s life.  Patriotism to her country, fidelity to the best interests of her city and home.  But above all unswerving loyalty to her church and her Christ.

     Always she rejoiced in their victories and wept at their defeats; she was faithful to her duties in the many social organizations to which she belonged, but in it all she never neglected the duties of the home, its comfort was not alone for her loved ones,

but like the house of old, there was room for the servant of God to find rest and refreshment from the conflict, to find new strength for the great tasks, as an ambassador of Christ, as the Master found rest at Bethany in the home of Martha, Mary and Lasarus, so many of the disciples in this day have found rest at the Knox home.  Jesus said of Mary, she hath done what she could, and we repeat this sentiment over the remains of our sister.  Could she speak today she would say in my many interests, none stands as high as my church and my Christ.  Forget your unbelief and your strife in the face of this sudden call and meet me as we gather at the river.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 29th, 1915

 

Murdered Woman Buried at Minot

 

     Minot, N.D., Jan. 25 - The body of Mrs. Robert Henrickson of Minot, who was murdered by her husband in Fargo Thursday afternoon, arrived in this city Saturday night and will be buried in a local cemetery.  The murdered woman’s parents, Mr.

and Mrs. George Price live in this city.  They will care for the 3-year old boy left motherless by the tragedy.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  5th, 1915

 

     Word has reached the family’s many Beach friends that the father of D. M. Cooper of this city and F. D., formerly of Beach but now of Dickinson, has passed away at his home at Lohrville, Iowa.  In response to a telegram announcing his serious illness, the

boys left last week, but the end came before their arrival there.  The senior Cooper was sixty-five years old, and up to his seizure with pneumonia had been hale and hearty.  The Beach friends of both families extend their sympathy.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  5th, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Robert Uiland who reside south of Sentinel Butte, are the parents of a baby boy who arrived at their home last week.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  5th, 1915

 

     Mrs. Malinda Bailey died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Stecker.  The remains were shipped Wednesday to the old home at Fairbault, Minnesota for interment and were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Stecker.  Mrs. Bailey was the mother of thirteen children, eleven of whom survive to mourn her death.  The Advance extends condolences to them in their bereavement.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  5th, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. George H. Wood left Tuesday for the former’s old home in Nebraska, having been called there by the death of Mr. Wood’s father.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  5th, 1915

 

     Alderman and Mrs. M. L. Lovell are celebrating the arrival of a handsome baby girl which arrived at their home Saturday morning.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  5th, 1915

 

Death of J. M. Cooper

 

From the Lohrville Enterprise -

     It was with a feeling of profound sorrow that the people of Lohrville learned on Tuesday morning that our fellow townsman, J. M. Cooper, had passed from this life at an early hour that morning.  Mr. Cooper came here from Harcourt about eighteen months ago and engaged in the harness business and since him coming among us had made many warm friends among our people.  He was of a quiet retiring nature and gave his entire attention to his business.  A little over a week ago he began complaining of a severe cold and on Wednesday of last week took to his bed and called a physician.  Pneumonia developed and he gradually grew worse until the end

came on Tuesday morning in spite of all that medical skill and tender loving care could do to relieve his suffering.

     On Sunday his condition had become so alarming that it was decided best to send for his sons who reside in North Dakota and messages informing them of his condition were sent.  The sons started on the first available train, but before they reached the bedside of the afflicted parent he had passed to the great beyond. 

     Jacob Milton Cooper was born at Pittsfield, Pike county, Ill, on Sept. 5th, 1850, and died at Lohrville, Iowa, January 25, 1915, aged 64 years, 4 months and 20 days.

     At the age of 15 years he enlisted in the U.S. regular army when he served in  Indian campaigns in North Dakota and Montana until 1868.

     After leaving the regular army he located at Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he learned the trade of harness maker and where on September 24, 1873, he was united in marriage with Josie Celia Underwood.  Two sons were born to this union - Duncan M., of Beach, North Dakota and Frank D. of Dickinson, North Dakota.  In addition to the two sons there survive his widow, one sister, Mrs. M. E. Sewell, of Sac City and two brothers, Frank J. of Patoka, Ill., and Wm. E. of Sac City.

     After his marriage he removed to Nebraska and later to Illinois and returned to Iowa about eleven years ago and again settled in Webster county, engaging in business first at Stratford and later at Harcourt, coming to this place in the summer of 1913.

     In his early manhood he affiliated with the A. F. & A. M. and the R. A. M. in each of which he was a member in good standing at the time of his death retaining his membership in the former at Startford and the latter at Oneida, Ill.  He was also a member of the Lohrville Chapter O. E. S. and M. W. A.  He was also a member of the M. E. church at Wataga, Ill.

     The funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon from the family home on Oak street and was conducted by Rev. J. H. Mahaffy, of the Presbyterian church, under the auspices of the Lohrville Masonic Lodge assisted by several members from the Startford lodge.  The out of town attendants at the services were his two sons from North Dakota, Mrs. M. E. Sewell, sister to the deceased from Sac City and Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Schaffner of Fort Dodge, Mrs. Schaffner being a sister to Cooper.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  5th, 1915

 

     The funeral of Mrs. Celia Kidder, wife of Jesse B. Kidder of Trotters, was held in this city yesterday afternoon, Rev. W. Howard Thomlinson of the Congregational church officiating.  Mrs. Kidder was 71 years of age at the time of her death and for a number of years, together with her husband, resided with their son Chas. Kidder, a well known farmer of the north country.  The husband of the deceased is critically ill at the present time and was unable to attend the funeral.  Undertaker Walker had charge of the burial and interment was made in the Beach cemetery.  The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved relatives.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  5th, 1915

 

     A. P. Kukowski left yesterday for the eastern part of the state, place not definitely known.  At any rate according to his own statement made to friends in this city, he will be married next Monday, but in telling his friends about his approaching marriage he forgot to enlighten them as to the most particular feature - the name of the bride to be.  However, we do know that he is to be married next Monday and we hasten to extend in advance hearty congratulations to him and the lady of his choice.  After the ceremony the couple will leave for an extended wedding tour to the Pacific coast and will meet Mr. and Mrs. A. J. O’Keefe at the San Francisco exposition.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  12th, 1915

 

Dies Before Arrest

 

Leeds, N.D., Feb. 9 -

     Death cheated the authorities of Benson county in their attempts to serve papers on one Goodman Skaar of Leeds this morning.  When the officers arrived at his rooms to take him into custody they found that he had died some time during last night.  County Coroner Dr. C. W. Warner stated this afternoon that death was caused from la grippe and that there were no indications of suicide as was at first believed.

     Skaar, a married man, first gained notoriety several weeks ago when charges were preferred against him by a girl in Leeds.

     Knowing that the man could not escape they awaited such time as he would be sufficiently recovered to be about.  Having recovered sufficiently Saturday, preparations were made to take him into custody this morning.  On their arrival they discovered that he had passed away some time during the night.

     Skaar is survived by several children, his wife having died some time ago.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  12th, 1915

 

Mrs. Louise Roble

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Austin, Minnesota Transcript -

    Mrs. Louise Roble died at her home in this city on West Oakland avenue Friday evening, shortly after 7 o’clock.

     Mrs. Roble suffered a slight stroke of paralysis last spring, which was followed by a severe one in June.  A third followed last Wednesday evening about 6 o’clock.  She was conscious for about an hour and then fell into a state of unconsciousness from

which she never rallied.

     Louise S. Warnemunde was born near Berlin, Germany, December 15, 1854.  When a child of four she removed with her parents to this country and settled near Chicago, about a year later they removed to St. Peter, near which place the father bought a woodland farm.  Here she spent her childhood and young womanhood, and here she was married at the age of eighteen to Ignatius Roble.  Mr. Roble was a carpenter and mill wright and the family lived in St. Peter, Mankato, New Ulm and Cannon Falls.  Thirty-one years ago they removed to Lansing where Mr. Roble had charge of the old mill at that place for a short time.  They came to Austin and for two

years Mr. Roble managed the Gregson mill.  They then moved into the city, on Oakland avenue, where the family has resided since and where Mr. Roble died December 8, 1893.

     Mrs. Roble was a member of the Congregational church, but during Rev. Mr. Homel’s pastorate here, when German services became a part of his pastoral plan, she united with the Presbyterian church and has since been a faithful member and a devoted church worker.

     She was a charter member of the Yeoman lodge, of the Royal Neighbors and the Court of Honor.  She was also a member of the Lady Maccabees. 

     Mrs. Roble was one of a family of ten children, three brothers of whom survive, John of Le Sueur Center, Charles and Fred of Minneapolis, two sisters Mrs. Mary O’Donnell of Minneapolis and Mrs. Berta Mueller of Moorehead.

     Of the ten children born to Mr. and Mrs. Roble, two daughters, Louise and Vroni died in childhood and the following survive, Frank of Towner, N.D., T. N. of Beach, N.D., Mary Uecker, Tracie Young and Annie of Austin, Fred of Deering, N.D., Bertha of Denver, Dora of Sioux Falls, S.D., and eight children (sic - probably grandchildren).  One grandson Robert has always made his home with his

grandmother.

     Mrs. Roble was one of that type of women whom to know is to honor.  Left with a large family of little children to fight the battles of life alone, she worked hard, kept her faith and her courage and won out nobly.  Her sons and daughters gathered from near and far to pay their tribute to her as a mother.  Devoted to her home and its duties, in later life she found time for outside activities, and was faithful to the obligations of the lodges of which she was a member, of late years especially devoted to the services of her church.  Surely of her it may be said, “She hath done what she could.”

     The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2:00 from the Presbyterian church with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  12th, 1915

 

     Word was received in the city this week from Rev. Knowles, the evangelist who recently held revival meetings in this city, that he is the father of a baby girl.  He stated in his letter that Mrs. Knowles was in a very critical condition.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  12th, 1915

 

Woman Freed Husband Held

Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 10 - Mrs. Ella Tousley, who said she married John J. Dougherty in Minneapolis, December 9, 1914, while she was the legal wife of Ray Tousley, to whom she had been married January 29, 1914, at Bismarck, N.D., was freed today from the charge of bigamy on which she and Dougherty were indicted two weeks ago.

     The indictment against her was nulled by District Judge Molyneaux.  Doughterty pleaded “guilty” and is in the county jail awaiting the sentence.  Mrs. Tousley said her first husband lived with her only four days, and Dougherty told her a divorce was not necessary before marrying him.

     Ray Tousley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Tousley, former residents of this city, but who now reside in Bismarck.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  12th, 1915

 

Revolver Shot Proves Fatal

Dies From Effect of Bullet Fired By Husband in Jealous Rage

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Mandan, N.D., Feb. 10 -

     Mrs. Sylvester, wife of Northern Pacific conductor died in the hospital today at Dickinson.  Mrs. Sylvester was mortally wounded in the stomach by a bullet from a revolver in the hands of her husband last Friday evening in Belfield.  Mr. Sylvester has refused to say anything regarding the shooting, and the only details we were able to receive up to the present time, were taken from the Bismarck Tribune.  A more detailed account is given in another column of this paper.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  12th, 1915

 

Jealous Husband Shoots Wife

N. P. Conductor Fires Fatal Shot At His Wife in Belfield Friday Evening

 

Dickinson, N.D., Feb. 5 -

    Charles W. Sylvester, one of the best known passenger conductors on the Yellowstone division of the Northern Pacific railroad, last night shot and probably fatally wounded his wife in their apartments over the Times-Herald newspaper office at Belfield.  The bullet entered the woman’s stomach and according to latest reports, she will die.  No cause for the shooting is known, although it is said that Sylvester has been jealous of his wife because of attentions paid her by other men.  Since being taken into custody by Constable Hilke at Belfield, Sylvester has remained silent over the affair.  He will be taken to Dickinson tomorrow morning in custody of States

Attorney H. A. Bergerson and the deputy sheriff.

     Sylvester has been in the service of the Northern Pacific since 1902.  Up to eight years ago he was in charge of trains between Dickinson and Glendive, and was then transferred as extra passenger conductor between Mandan and Glendive.  With his wife they made their home in Mandan up to 20 days ago, when she returned to a homestead, 15 miles north of Belfield, where, with her husband, she had spent much of her time.  Sylvester secured leave of absence from headquarters at Mandan three days ago, and after a short visit in Dickinson departed for Belfield.  His wife has been spending the last few days on the homestead.

 

Mandan, N.D., Feb. 6 -

     Charles W. Sylvester, who last night short and probably fatally wounded his wife at Belfield, is well known in this city, having made his headquarters here for the past eight months, or since taking up his duties as extra passenger conductor between Mandan and Glendive.  His wife has been a frequent visitor here, dividing her time between this city and a homestead, 15 miles north of Belfield.  It is said that Sylvester was jealous of her because of attentions by other men, and is credited with having threatened to shoot her on a number of occasions.  Sylvester is recognized as a competent railroad man of retiring personality, and has a host of friends among the

traveling public.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  12th, 1915

 

Popular Young Lady Married

Well Known Young Lady Is Married in Glendive on Sunday Last
Marrs-Schontz

 

     On Sunday last week occurred the marriage of Mrs. Schontz of this city to Mr. J. Marrs of Helena, Mont., the ceremony taking place at Glendive at the home of her sister, in the presence of friends and relatives.

     Mrs. Schontz came to this city some three or four months ago from Glendive and accepted a position at the Bijou theatre as  pianist.  Since her arrival here she has made many friends by her winsome and congenial ways who regret to see her leave.

    Mr. Marrs is deputy game warden of Montana, with Helena, as headquarters, and is one of Montana’s best citizens, and in choosing his life partner, has chosen one who will make a happy home for him.

     They will make a short stay in Glendive and from there will go to Helena, where they will make their future home, and many join with the Advance in wishing them nothing but joy and happiness in their journey through life.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  12th, 1915

 

Boys Meet Death In Snow Slide

Julius Hillestead, Edward Hillestead and William Hillestead Meet Death 

 

New England, N.D., Feb. 8 -

     A snow slide at Rainybutte, eight miles southwest of New England at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon cost the lives of three boys and held another prisoner for three hours until rescued in an exhausted condition.  It has cast a pall over this community while the parents and foster parents of the little victims are nearly frantic and crazed with grief over the terrible catastrophe.

    Julius Hillestead, 11 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hillestead, Edward and William Hillestead, age 10 and 12 years respectively, sons of Andrew Hillestead, and Elmer Lee son of Mr. and Mrs. Iver G. Lee, were coasting on the butte when the snow slide occurred.  The three former perished while the Lee boy was saved by his father and neighbors who joined in the rescue work.  He had managed to work his hands up through the solidly packed snow when discovered.  The three Hillestead children were dead when dug from under the tons of snow by the frantic men searchers.  It was after 9 o’clock before the body of the fourth boy was recovered.  All of the little victims resided in Rainybutte, Edward and Willie Hillestead having made their home for several years at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Lee by whom they had been adopted.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  12th, 1915

 

Death of Mrs. Ben Whitehead

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    News of the death of Mrs. Ben Whitehead, which occurred at LaPorte, Ind., last week was received too late to be given to our readers in last week’s issue of The Advance.  Mrs. Whitehead was the beloved wife of Col. Ben Whitehead, until a year ago prominent  in North Dakota political and newspaper circles.  Her death was due to cancer, with which she had suffered for several years.

   Mrs. Whitehead was an accomplished woman and was prominent throughout the state as a woman’s club worker.  Col. Whitehead is well known in Beach and will be remembered as former publisher of the Bismarck State, since discontinued.  He is now editor of Yankee Doodle, published at LaPorte, Ind., a monthly publication which had already gained a national reputation.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  12th, 1915

 

Claim Shooting Was Accidental

Wife of C. W. Sylvester Stepped Between Husband and Another Man

 

Dickinson, N.D., Feb 6 -

     Charles W. Sylvester, the Northern Pacific railroad passenger conductor, who shot and fatally wounded his wife in their living apartments over the Times-Herald newspaper office at Belfield, Friday night, arrived in Dickinson this morning in charge of State’s Attorney H. A. Bergerson and a deputy sheriff.  He refuses to talk of the shooting.  Mrs. Sylvester’s condition remains critical and attending physicians say she cannot live longer than three days.  The bullet entered the stomach.  While awaiting the arrival of the Dickinson authorities, Sylvester was permitted to be present, under guard, at his wife’s bedside at the hospital.

     Although Sylvester has refused to talk, his wife told of the tragedy, which may cost her life, and claims the shooting accidental.  According to her story, Sylvester had been quarreling with Earl Stevens, the argument became heated, and her husband drew a gun, advancing in a threatening attitude towards Stevens.  In order to prevent any serious trouble, she stepped in between the men and grabbed her husband’s arm.  In the scuffle to free himself, the gun was discharged and the bullet penetrated her abdomen.  Mrs. Sylvester is at present in the hospital here.

     According to advices received from Mandan, where Sylvester has been making his headquarters the past eight months, or since his transfer in the service of the Northern Pacific on passenger runs between Mandan and Glendive, the husband is said to have

become extremely jealous of his wife because of alleged attentions paid her by other men.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  19th, 1915

 

Drinking Bout Ends In Murder

 

Mandan, N.D., Feb. 15 -

     Henry Backer, a farmer near Kasmer, in Mercer county was shot and killed by his neighbor, Jacob Christmann, with whom he was spending the evening.  The men had been drinking.  They quarreled and Christmann seized a shot gun and fired.  The whole right side of Backers head was torn off.  Christmann is under arrest and will be given a hearing Tuesday morning.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  19th, 1915

 

Surprise Party At Carlyle

 

     The U. B Ladies Aid of Carlyle gave a surprise party Feb. 8th, on their president, Mrs. Grace Baldwin, the same being in honor of her birthday.  A very enjoyable evening was spent by all with the usual pastimes in the way of games.  A dainty lunch was served at midnight, after which Rev. A. E. Landis gave a very pleasing and interesting talk and presented Mrs. Baldwin with a beautiful water set, with the compliments of the aid and friends.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  19th, 1915

 

Card of Thanks

 

     We wish to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the many good people of Beach and the Golden Valley who kindly befriended us in our hour of sorrow in the taking away of a beloved husband and father.   We also wish to express our thanks

particularly to the ladies of the Norwegian Lutheran Aid society and Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Thompson for the beautiful decorations of the church for the service. 

Mrs. M. O. Clarin

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Clarin

Mr. and Mrs. H. Clarin

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  19th, 1915

 

     Rev. F. W. Gress was called to Sentinel Butte between trains Monday to conduct funeral services for Mr. Edgar Higley, who died Thursday the 13th.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  19th, 1915

 

     George H. Woods who was called to Nebraska last week by a telegram announcing the sudden death of his father, returned to Beach the first of the week.  Mr. Woods is a member of the faculty of the Beach schools.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  19th, 1915

 

     A birthday party in which Mrs. M. Laughnan, Mrs. Minnie Lytle, Miss Isabelle Crolley and M. F. Smith were guests of honor was held at the home of Mrs. Laughnan last Monday evening, the occasion being the birthday anniversary of the above quartette.  A delicious dinner was served at 7 o’clock after which cards were indulged in until midnight at which time a dainty luncheon was served.  The winners of the head prizes for the card games were A. E. Faris and Mrs. F. T. Hurley, while the other two prizes were awarded to M. C. McCarthy and Mrs. J. H. Bartley.  After luncheon the tables were cleared away and an hour was spent in dancing, the music for the

evening being furnished by Gilbert Gilbertson and M. F. Smith with violins while Mrs. Hurley presided at the piano.  The evening was most pleasantly spent and was one which will long be remembered by those who were in attendance.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  19th, 1915

 

Obituary

 

     Edgar Higley was born in Pearl City, Stephenson County, Illinois, March 13, 1860.  At 30 years of age he was married in Madison, Wis., to Rosella Von Brocklin.  Some years later he emigrated to North Dakota, making his home northwest of Sentinel Butte.  Here he lived with his family, until taken ill with a complicated disease, which resulted in his death, Saturday, Feb. 13.  He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, three children, Mrs. H. J. Boerner, Laverne R., and Eugene J. Higley, all of Sentienel Butte, also one brother and three sisters living in Illinois, Manville Higley, Mrs. Delia Swartz, Mrs. I. Noble and Mrs. Alice Shelly.  Rev. F. W. Gress of the Methodist

Episcopal church at Beach, was called to preach the funeral sermon at the Congregational church at Sentinel Butte p.m., and interment was made at the Sentinel Butte cemetery.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February  19th, 1915

 

Former Beach Girl Married

News Received of Marriage of Miss Ruby Pinkham to Mr. J. B. Carr

 

     Announcements have been received by several of the family’s Beach friends that Miss Ruby, daughtger of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Pinkham, formerly of this city, was married at Fargo Saturday, Feb. 6, to Mr. John Burl Carr.

     Miss Pinkham was well known throughout the Golden Valley, being of a congenial disposition, she won many lasting friends here.  For the past year she has been attending the Valley City normal school, where she has been finishing her musical education.

     Little is known here of Mr. Carr, but we can say that he had chosen a lady who will make for him a happy home.

     While it was in the nature of a surprise here, several acknowledged they were in on the secret.  The announcement states that they will make their future home in Leal, North Dakota, and will be at home to their friends after April first.  The Advance joins with the host of friends in wishing them joy in their journey in life.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 5th, 1915

 

Brother Killed In Accident

Accidentally Shot While Preparing for Hunting Expedition

 

     M. L. Callahan of Golva and Mrs. A. M. Wallace of this city received a telegram last Friday announcing the death of their brother, Thomas Callahan at Wausau, Wisconsin.  They left immediately for Wisconsin to attend the funeral.  When leaving here however, they did not know the cause of the brothers death.  Mr. Wallace received a letter from there Wednesday giving the full particulars of the tragedy.  The deceased had made preparations for a hunting expedition with friends and just as he was leaving his residence, the repeating shot gun which he was carrying accidentally discharged, the charge entering his body, killing him almost instantly.

     The deceased leaves a wife and three children, besides numerous other relatives to mourn his death.  The funeral was held Sunday at Quincey, Wisconsin.  The Advance extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 5th, 1915

 Lupp-Ulen

 

     Julius Lupp, of Lone Tree township and Miss Eliza Ulen of Ft. Benton, Mont., were married Wednesday in Glendive, Thomas Krcma, a neighbor of Mr. Lupp being one of the witnesses.  The party returned to the groom’s farm Wednesday evening, where a number of neighbors received them, serving a sumptuous wedding supper.  The Advance wishes the young couple a long and happy wedded life.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 5th, 1915

Sperry-Kramer

 

     Miss Anna L. Kramer and Burt L. Sperry, both of Trotters, N.D., were married last Thursday evening at the home of the groom’s aunt, Mrs. Leona E. Russell, 212 Merrill Ave., by the Rev. W. Bliss.  They will make their future home in the North Dakota town. - Glendive Monitor.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 5th, 1915

 

     Henry Corliss and son Newt returned the latter part of the week from Ripley, Wisconsin, where they went two weeks ago with the body of Mrs. Corliss for interment.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 5th, 1915

 

     A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. W. Strecker who reside ten miles north of Beach Monday last.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 5th, 1915

 

     A baby boy was born to Dr. and Mrs. L. G. Smith last Friday, February 26th.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 5th, 1915

 

Glendive Resident Was Murdered

On Way to Join Regiment in German Army - Body in Ship’s Bunker

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     Word was received in this city early in the week to the effect that the body of a Dawson County homesteader, Charley L. Heuser, was found in the coal bunkers of the North German Lloyd steamship, Nieu Amsterdam, just as the ship was about to sail for Rotterdam, Holland.

     Although indications pointed to the man having been murdered, the sum of $750.00 in money was found in a belt which he wore around his body.  

     Heuser, who is well known in this city is said to have left his wife about two weeks without funds and without giving her any intimation of his contemplated trip to Germany to join his old regiment in the European war.  He had $700 on his person when he left here for Bismarck, N.D., from which city he wrote to a Glendive friend telling him of his plans to visit the old company.

     He was known to have told several friends in this city that he would enlist in the German army if the Germans ever seemed to be getting the worst of the fight, and it is thought that his determination to make the trip was the outcome.

     When he left home it is said that he told his wife he was going to Glendive to straighten out some business matters and so far as can be learned up to the time of going to press, he made no mention of his contemplated trip to any of his friends while here.

     Heuser first came to Glendive about ten years ago, first working as a stationary engineer.  Later on he filed on a homestead, where he has resided with his wife ever since.  It is understood the body has been ordered shipped back to this city for interment. - Glendive Monitor.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 5th, 1915

 

Carlyle -

     Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Cobleigh are the proud parents of a baby girl, born Feb. 25.

   


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 5th, 1915

 Numberg-Mogelnicka

     A quiet little wedding ceremony took place at the St. Phillip church when Alfred Numberg and Olga Mogelnicka were united in the holy bonds of matrimony.  Rev. S. J. Cieslewicz officiating.  The writer wishes them a long and happy life. - Wibaux Pioneer

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 12th, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Douglas are the proud parents of a seven and a half pound baby girl born March 6th.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 12th, 1915

 

     The death of Andrew Kapensak occurred in this city Tuesday at the home of his sister Mrs. Paul Sloss, after a lingering illness.  Deceased came here from the east several months ago in the hopes of regaining his health but to no avail and death finally came to relieve the sufferer.  The remains were shipped to Minneapolis Wednesday for burial and were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Sloss.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 12th, 1915

 

      W. H. Gasho of Trotter died at his home Tuesday of heart trouble.  The funeral occurred at Trotters yesterday.  The deceased was one of the most highly respected citizens of the north country and a large number of friend and neighbors attended the

funeral in order to pay their last respects to the departed friend.  The Advance extends condolences to the bereaved relatives.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 19th, 1915

 

Former Teacher Burned to Death

 

     Mrs. A. R. Hoffman of this city received the sad news this week of the death of an old friend, Mrs. O. W. Sundahl, formerly Miss Abbie Johnson, who taught in the grades of the Beach public school three years ago.

     Mrs. Sundahl, whose home since her marriage has been in Winnipeg, Canada, was burned to death while cleaning dress goods with gasoline.

     She was married to Mr. Sundahl a year ago last December and besides her parents and the young husband, a little baby boy is left to mourn her death.  The parents of the deceased reside at Grafton, this state, and the remains were shipped there for interment.

     Mrs. Sundahl, or Miss Johnson, as she was known here, had numerous friends in the city who will regret to learn of her tragic death and who sympathize with the relatives in their bereavement.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 19th, 1915

 

     Josh Crosby returned this week from his trip to Wyoming.  He arrived just before the death of his father, and after the funeral returned home at once.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 19th, 1915

 

     A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Osterloth, of the American café on Tuesday last.  The baby died a short while after being born.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 19th, 1915

 

     A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. O. V. Lehman at  their home in this city Wednesday of this week.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 19th, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Near are the parents of a girl born last Sunday morning.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 26th, 1915

Bachman-Williams

 

     Rev. F. W. Gress united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the parsonage Tuesday morning Lewis H. Bachman and Grace L. Williams, both of Jamestown, N.D.  The ceremony was witnessed by two witnesses, Mrs. F. W. Gress and Miss Carrie Woodward.  Congratulations are extended.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 26th, 1915

 

     Last Thursday morning at the Congregational church at Wibaux, Montana, occurred the marriage of Henry Olsen of Trotters and Miss Minnie Carlson of Belfield.  After the ceremony the young couple left for Belfield for a few days visit with relatives of the bride after which they will return and take up housekeeping at the groom’s farm near Trotters.  The Advance extends congratulations.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 26th, 1915

 

     Some of the friends and neighbors of H. G. Brockmeyer went to his home Friday evening to help celebrate his birthday,.  Herman thinks birthdays are all right.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 26th, 1915

 

Mr. R. J. Stiehl

 

     Mrs. R. J. Stiehl died Wednesday morning at 5 a.m. after a short illness.  The sudden demise came as a shock to all.  Funeral arrangements have not as yet been made, and a more complete detail will be given next week.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 26th, 1915

 

Aged Couple Die

 

     Dr. G. W. Harmon and his  wife, Mrs. Emily Harmon who reside with their grand daughter, Mrs. Mary Scott, of Squaw Gap north of this city, passed from this life last week, only a couple of days elapsing between the two deaths, pneumonia in each case

being the cause of the demise.

    The aged couple are survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Graven of Westerheim, N.D., and Ida Queensbury, of Missouri, and an only son, Thomas Harmon of Westerheim.

     Interment was made in the Sentinel Butte cemetery and a host of sorrowing friends attended the funeral.  The advance extends condolences to the bereaved relatives.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 26th, 1915

 

Rifle Shot Proves Fatal

Brother of Beach Young Ladies Died from Effects of Rifle Shot

 

     In our issue of last week we gave an account of the accidental shooting at Zenith, of Percy Rosencrants a brother of Misses Ruby and Francis Rosencrants who have been attending the Adventists school here for the past few months..

     The young man died from the effects of the wound this week and the Dickinson Recorder-Post gives the following account of the tragedy:

     “Saturday morning while driving in a sleigh near his home ten miles north of Belfield, Percy W. the 22 year old son of L. C. Rosencrans, was accidentally shot in the leg with a .32 caliber gun which was in the sled.  The bullet entered the leg at the knee and ranged upward into the body where the severing of several blood vessels caused his death, which comes as a great blow to the family.

     The father, mother and several children are living in that vicinity.  The boy’s body was taken to the undertaking rooms at Belfield, and burial will be made in the Belfield cemetery today or Saturday.  The entire community is shocked by the sad and untimely death of the young man who was highly respected by all who knew him. 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 26th, 1915

 

Popular Young Rancher Dead

 

     Elmer R. Dryden, age 25 died at his ranch 33 miles south of Beach on March 23rd.  His untimely death was caused by diabetes from which he had long been a patient sufferer.  Elmer was a young man of many good traits and much nobility of character, who enjoyed the highest esteem and respect of his friends and neighbors.  All who knew him join in regretting this premature ending of his promising life.  The remains were brought to Beach and taken to his old home in Indiana.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 2nd, 1915

 

     Word was received here by Will Timms of the death of Mrs. Timms’ father, Sunday, the 28th.  Mrs. Timms and Miss Hilda were at his beside.  Will left for Marmarth to attend the funeral which was held yesterday.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 2nd, 1915

 

Adoniram Judson Reichenecker

 

     Adoniram Judson Reichenecker passed to rest at his home in Beach, Monday, March 29th, at seven o’clock; and for the third time in a week we were called upon to perform the last sad offices of the dead.

     Mr. Reichenecker an old resident of Beach had not been for some time in the best of health.  The insidious nature of his malady however, rendered it unrecognizable until it was too late to check it; though all was done that was possible by his relatives and friends.  Consultation was had with Minneapolis physicians but as no hope of recovery could be held out to him he returned to sink quietly to rest in his own home. 

     His mother and sister were present at his bedside, but his only daughter who was teaching school southwest of Alpha was unable to reach him in time.

     The funeral services were conducted at the Adventist church by Pastor A. V. Rhodes.  His many friends attested by their presence to the esteem in which he was held in Beach.

     The deceased was sixty-two years and five months of age, having been born in Des Moines, Ia., Nov 29, 1853.  Here his boyhood days were past, but at the age of seventeen he went west with his parents, living in Denver several years.  Later he returned to Des Moines, where he spent the best years of his life.  Here he met and married Mrs. Emma Olson in April 1895.  To this union but one child was born, Miss Evelyn.

     Removing to Beach in 1905, he has since become well and favorably known here as a decorator.  His many friends and acquaintances will long remember him as a kind and genial man, ever ready to help the unfortunate.  Those more intimate with him and familiar with his home life will not fail to recall with a sudden mist of eye his tender constant care and devotion for his aged mother.

     While in the tender years of youth he gave heed to the wise man’s injunction to “Remember now Thy Creator in the days of the Youth,” and was converted and joined the Baptist church.  When weighty cares and troubles of this life pressed heavily upon him, he seemed for a time to forget the great helper, but in his last sickness he turned with the simplicity of a child and in full surrender to his Master.  Now he rests waiting for the glad day to be when all that are in their graves shall hear his voice and shall come forth.”

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 2nd, 1915

 

Mrs. Paulson

 

     A death that cast a shadow of gloom over the entire community occurred in this city Friday last when the spirit of Mrs. Martha Paulson passed to its reward. 

     Martha Borstad was born in Norway sixty-one years ago and came to the United States when she was fifteen years old.  She was married forty years ago to Gust Paulson and ten children were born to this union, eight of which survive her.  The deceased had been a widow for ten years and during that time kept her family of children together and made home life a pleasure to them and her death was a terrible blow to the family.

     Mrs. Paulson had been ill since about Xmas and went to the home of a son at Butte, Montana, where she consulted specialists.  Her condition however, grew more serious and two weeks ago she returned to Beach.  While it was known that she was in a serious condition, yet her death was unexpected and she passed away rather suddenly of heart disease Friday.  Funeral services were conducted from the Lutheran church in this city Monday and interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery here.

     The children who are left to mourn the death of a kind and faithful mother are Mrs. C. O. Carson and Misses Cora, Hazel, Francisco and Vera and Phillip of Beach, G. W., of Butte, Montana and P. G., of Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

     The Advance joins with a host of friends throughout the Golden Valley in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 2nd, 1915

 

Mrs. Robert J. Stiehl

 

(Contributed.)

     Louise Magdelena Jenewein was born at Prairie du Sac, Wis., May 15, 1858.  There she grew to mature womanhood, and on March 6, 1882, she was married to Robert J. Stiehl of Black River Falls, Wis.  To this union were born six children, two daughters and four sons; Nora E., Oren D., Clarence J., married, Della C. Married to Ira Hawley, Rollin H., and Raymond I., all of whom are alive but the last one named, who died at three and a half years of age.  In the spring of 1909, Mr. and Mrs. Stiehl moved from Black River Falls to Beach, making their home on a farm four miles east and one mile north of town.  Here they lived till the fall of 1913, when they moved to Beach.  Mrs. Stiehl had an attack of grip about three weeks before her demise, but she rallied from this somewhat.  However on Tuesday the 16th, she had an attack of pneumonia from which there were no serious results expected, the attack apparently

being light.  But the unexpected happened when at about five o’clock Wednesday morning the 24th, the heart which for fifty-six years, ten months and nine days had unremittingly kept the red life-giving fluid coursing thru the body gave its final beat and sister Stiehl slipped away from her loved ones.  She came from a large family of thirteen children, five daughters and eight sons, seven of the company leaving for the eternal world before her decease.  Those living are Mrs. Mary Steuber of Prairie du Sac, Wis., Mrs. H. D. Stiehl of Black River Falls, Wis., Jacob Jenewein of New Hampton, Ia., George of Urnfold, Sask., and Henry of Willow City, N. Dak.   Mrs. Stiehl was converted at the age of fourteen and joined the German Evangelical church at Prairie du Sac, Wis.  Twenty-two years ago last fall she united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Trout Run, Wis., by transfer and of this church she was a faithful member till she was transferred to the church triumphant.  Her last testimony given at the church was a clear witness to the uttermost salvation in Jesus in which she rejoiced.  She leaves a most devoted husband and children with many friends to mourn their loss.  Rev. F. W. Gress, her pastor preached the funeral sermon in the church from Num. 23:10 to a large congregation, and interment was made in the Beach cemetery Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. March 27th.  The sympathy of many friends and acquaintances follow the bereaved ones.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 2nd, 1915

 

Albert Blackbourn Weds Thursday

Beach Young Man Chooses Minneapolis Belle for His Life Pardner

 

     A marriage of considerable interest to the people of the Golden Valley occurred in Minneapolis last evening when Albert Blackborn of this place and Miss Leora Foster of Minneapolis were united in marriage.  In the society columns of the Minneapolis Journal of last Sunday the following account of the coming marriage appeared:

     Miss Laura Foster is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Foster.  Her marriage to Albert H. Blackborn of Beach, N.D., will take place Thursday evening at 8:30, at the home of her parents, 2344 James avenue N.  Rev. W. E. Loucks will read the service.

     The bridal attendants will be Hamline university friends of the bride and bridegroom.  Miss Florence Foster is to be her sister’s maid of honor and Ivan Jones best man.  Miss Hazel Bliss will be bridesmaid and August Herman groomsman.  Helen Hickock will be flower girl.

     Mr. Blackbourn and his bride are to visit Yellowstone Park and will be at home after April 15, in Beach, N.D.  Mrs. F. C. Hickock of Bloomington, Wis., will come to Minneapolis Tuesday for the wedding.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 2nd, 1915

 

North Dakota Pioneer Dead

Father of Mrs. A. P. Kukowski Passed Away in Walsh County

 

     John Slominski, pioneer of Walsh county, North Dakota, was born in German Poland, Jan. 26, 1852.  He spent his boyhood days there with his parents until 1872, when he came to Wimona, Minn., where he stayed for eight years and was untied in marriage to Miss Annie Pelowki in 1878.  She was the daughter of Paul Pelowski, now of Minneapolis.  He came to Puliski township in 1879 where he was one of the first settlers that took up a homestead, it being 1-2 miles east of Warsau, where his son F. L. Slominski now resides.  There he labored and worked faithfully till Sept. 1909, when he took up his residence in Minto, building a new home on Broughton

avenue and Third Streets in 1912, where he lived since and in which he passed to the great beyond.

      Deceased had been affected with an incurable malady which came upon him in 1900, but apparently not interfering with his health very much, till about three years ago, when his health began to fail rapidly, but did not confine him to bed till Thursday, March 18.  He breathed his last Tuesday morning March 23, 1915.  All his children were at his bedside and received his blessing when the end was drawing near.  He is survived by his wife and four sons and one daughter to mourn his loss.  F. D. Slominski of Warsaw, John and Leo of Minto, Dr. Harry of Chicago and Mrs. A. P. Kukiwski (sic) of this city. 

     He was a large land owner in this county and has many friends in this vicinity, who join in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 2nd, 1915

 

Alpha -

     This community was greatly saddened by the news of Elmer Dryden’s demise.  Mr. Dryden taught the Alpha School during the 1910 term, and by his many good qualities won the esteem of all.

     On the same evening, Tuesday, the twenty-third, Miss Edna Botts, teacher of the Carew school, died at her mother’s home in Oakes, N.D.  while here all who had the pleasure of Miss Botts acquaintance, were her friends.  She was a most excellent girl

in every respect.  Our locality as a whole extend to the bereaved mother and brothers in Oakes our sympathy.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 2nd, 1915

 

Burkey -

     Leon Kremers received the sad news of his mother’s death Sunday.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 2nd, 1915

 

Recent Births

 

     To Mr. and Mrs. John Mrozck at the Smith ranch southwest of town a boy March 24.

     To Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lyseck of Burkey, a girl March 13th.

     To Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Griffith, 13 miles southwest of town, a boy, March 20th.

     To Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Yeull, 12 miles northwest of town a boy, March 31st.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 2nd, 1915

Hammond-Smith 

     On Tuesday of this week Allan Hammond of Wibaux and Miss Vera Smith of Beach were united in marriage at Wibaux.  Mr. Hammond is a well known resident of Wibaux and the bride is well and favorably known in the Golden Valley having resided with her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Smith north of Beach.  The Advance extends congratulations to the newly weds.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 2nd, 1915

Essig-Erdman 

     Marriage licenses were issues this week by Judge T. L. Smith to Rev. Jacob F. M. Essig, pastor of the German Lutheran church here and Miss Martha Erdman of Sentinel Butte.  We understand that the marriage is to take place shortly after Easter.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 2nd, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Chas. R. Johnson were presented this morning with a fine seven pound baby boy.  Mother and babe doing well.  Charles is all smiles

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 2nd, 1915

 

     Albert Stiehl of Madison, Wis., was here to attend the funeral of his mother and will return home some time this week.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 9th, 1915

 

     Dick Halstead is wearing a smile that won’t come off.  Nobody seemed to understand the reason, until he passed the cigars and announced that he had a fine baby boy born the 7th.  Mother and babe are doing fine.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 9th, 1915

 

Morris - Viely

     At the country home of the grooms parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Morris near Edgehill, Mont. Mr. Glenn R. Morris and Miss Francis Madge Viely of Miles City, Mont., took the solemn vows of marriage.  The wedding march was played by Miss Ruth Kastien just as the clock struck twelve Easter Sunday and Rev. W. Howard Thomlinson conducted the bride and groom, accompanied by Mr. Clarence Wiles and Mrs. Mable Kregness to the beautifully decorated wedding bower and pronounced the words that made them husband and wife.

     The groom was dressed in the accustomed way, while the bride was prettily attired in white embroidered net, and carried pink and white carnations.  After the ceremony and congratulations, the guests repaired to the banquet room and did full justice to the abundant good things provided.

     The guests were only the immediate friends, Mr. A W. Kastien and family, A. E. Kastien and wife and daughter of Beach, W. A. Scott and family, Geo. Dick and family, Mr. Herman Banfield, Miss Margaret Newman, Mr. R. R. Kymball and Miss Rose Hallerman of Stuart, N.Dak., Mr. R. A. Murphy.

     The bride has just closed a successful term of school in the Liberty district, while the groom is a successful farmer.  The young couple will start housekeeping on the Clarence Wiles Farm near Edgehill.  And The Advance joins with the host of friends in wishing them a long and happy wedded life. 

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 16th, 1915

 

Body Found In Manure Pile

John Scott disappeared over a year Ago - Clarence Orton bound over On Murder Charge

 

Cando, N.D., April 12 -

     Clarence Orton, aged 22, was today bound over to the Towner county district court charged with the murder of John Scott, aged 50, the alleged crime taking place on December 1, 1913, and only coming to light Sunday afternoon, when Orton, pressed by

Sheriff James Taylor, revealed the manure sepulchre in which he had buried the victim.

     Not until 30 days ago was Scott’s murder suspected, and it was not till last Thursday that Sheriff Taylor was apprised of rumors circulating about Hansboro, near which town the murder of over a year ago occurred.

     Orton, in a partial confession, alleged to have been made to Sheriff Taylor, implicated Thomas Rod a farm hand residing near Hansboro but the coroner’s inquest, which was commenced Sunday night at 8 o’clock and continued till 4 o’clock this morning failed to return a finding against Rod.  Prosecuting officials have taken no steps against him.  About $400 in cash, and considerable personal property, which Orton announced at the time of Scott’s disappearance, had been purchased by him, comprise the booty for which the crime was done.

     Scott met death by a bullet through the head, evidently fired from the front.

 

Demented Wife’s Clue

     Mrs. Scott, an inmate of the state institute for the feeble minded at Grafton, by a letter to a woman residing near Hansboro, is responsible for revealing the tragedy, Mrs. Scott seeking information as to the whereabouts of her husband.  Mrs. Scott was sent to the institution during the summer of 1913.

     The fact that Mrs. Scott knew nothing of her husband’s whereabouts, coupled with more or less suspicions circumstances surrounding Scott’s supposed departure from the district, after residing there about 25 years, led to ugly rumors the calling in of

Sheriff Taylor and his subsequent success in bringing forth from young Orton the hiding place of the body, and the actual recovery of the remains.

 

Pioneer Residents

     Scott and his wife were pioneer resident of this district, and they lived together till Mrs. Scott became feeble minded, and was sent to the Grafton institute.  Mr. Scott continued to farm his place.

     On December 2, 1913, Orton announced that he had purchased Scott’s farm equipment consisting of four horses, a cow, two wagons, a plow and a mover.  The purchase wasn’t questioned at the time, although Scott’s sudden disappearance occasioned no

little surprise, because he had not intimated his intended departure.

 

Suspicion Aroused

     But it wasn’t till Mrs. Scott’s letter from the feeble minded institute, inquiring for her husband, that the few suspicions that had been aroused developed into an official inquiry. 

     Orton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Orton, well known residents of the Hansboro district, having made their home there for the past fifteen years.

     Orton’s alleged confession was made on a farm between Hansboro and Calvin, where he was employed.  He directed the sheriff to the manure pile, near the Orton farm, where the body was recovered.  It had been buried several feet, and was in bad

shape.

    The prisoner was held for first degree murder today, waiving examination.  He will not be permitted freedom under bonds, as bonds are not allowed in first degree murder cases.  He is not married.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 16th, 1915

 

     P. E. Beito is wearing a smile that won’t come off.  He was presented with a fine baby boy last Friday.  Mother and babe doing nicely.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 16th, 1915

 

Passing of Popular Newspaper Man

Former associates of Joseph Fahnlendr (sic) Paid Last Respects to His Memory Monday

 

     The passing of “Joe,” as the late Joseph P. Fahnlender was affectionately called by his fellow laborers on The Herald, severed a link with the past, marked with sorrow by his numerous friends.

     The late Mr. Fahnlender was of a personality and spirit that made for him hosts of friends among his sojourners, on life’s highway.  Kindly and open-hearted, he always responded to an appeal for sympathy or aid, whether acquainted with the sorrows of his fellows or not.  Many a boost did he give the discouraged and never an unkind word.

     A great many of The Herald staff attended the funeral services at the home, 420 Oak street at 8 o’clock Monday morning and later at St. Michael’s pro-cathedral. 

    The active pall bearers were Max Reinecke, L. Prescott, S. S. McDonald, Frank Engstrom, Lee Seymour and Peter Morgan, while the honorary pall bearers were Norman D. Black, A. H. Tagley, George Seifert, Ernest Harding, William English and W. P. Davies, all members of The Herald force.

      Interment took place at Calvary cemetery.

     Mr. Hahlander was one of the best known pioneer newspaper men of the northwest and the big thirty is universally regretted. - Grand Forks Herald   

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 16th, 1915

 

Heinzer - Kreitinger

 

     At the Burkey Catholic church, Monday, April 12, at 9:00 a.m. Mr. Frank Kreitinger and Miss Mary Heinzer were united in the holy bonds of wedlock.  Rev. father Minnixhofer performed the ceremony Anton Krietinger and Katherine Uetz accompanied the couple as best man and bridesmaid.  A number of their friends were in attendance and after the ceremony the wedding party repaired to the parsonage to partake of a sumptuous wedding breakfast.  The bride and groom departed for Beach and were accompanied by some of their relatives and friends and at the noon hour a dinner was given in their honor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Weinacht.

     During the day while the party were enjoying themselves visiting in town a party of neighbors got together and prepared a supper and upon their return all were invited to partake, and after the evening meal, music and dancing were enjoyed.

     The bride is a very estimable young lady and has made many friends during her residence in this vicinity.

     Mr. Kreitinger is one of Burkey’s substantial farmers.  Their friends join in wishing them long life, prosperity and happiness.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 16th, 1915

 

Erdmann - Essig

     Wednesday, April 14 at the German Lutheran Church in this city at 2 p.m. occurred the marriage of the Pastor Rev. Jacob F. M. Essig to Martha Erdman of Sentinel Butte.  Rev. M. C. Kretzman of Miles City performed the ceremony using the ring ceremony of the Lutheran Church to pronounce them one.

     The bride was becomingly gowned in a light cream poplin and the bridesmaids were all attired in blue dresses.

     Ella Schlewitz, of Belfield, organist.  William Erdmann, Theo. Erdmann, Gust Erdmann, Emma Thomas, of Belfield, Bertha Jahnke, of Beach, and Myra Kuech, of Wibaux, accompanied the bride and groom to the alter.

     The bride is the daughter of Henry Erdman of Rocky Butte and had many friends in the community.  Rev. Essig has been the pastor here for a number of  years and his friends were many in his church and in the community at large.  Mr. and Mrs. Essig will remain in Beach until May 30, when they will leave for their home in Sayville, Long Island, N.Y. where Rev. Essig has been called to preach the gospel.

     Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Schlewitz of Belfield, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Brietenfeldt, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Meyers, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuech of Wibaux were among the guests at the wedding and with the number in attendance from the local congregation the church was filled.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 23rd, 1915

 

Prominent Couple United In Marriage

 

    A quiet wedding took place at Hub House office late Monday afternoon, when Emil Rustad and Gena Wang were married by Rev. R. B. Walker,  Mrs. W. H. Jackson and Mrs. C. T. Elliott were witnesses to the event.

     Both parties are well known in the country south of Wibaux, the groom having a farm at Ollie, Mont.  Immediately following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Rustad left for their home on the farm.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 23rd, 1915

 

Former Citizen United In Marriage

Beaver Valley Gazette (Wibaux, Mont.) -

     A wedding of interest to many in this community took place at Medora on Thursday evening of last week, when George Richard Osterhout and Mary Ellen Livingston were united in marriage, Rev. R. B. Walker officiating.

     Mr. Osterhout is well known in this vicinity, having resided here for a number of years.  Miss Livingston was employed for some time as deputy to the auditor of Billings County.  Both have a host of friends who wish them well in their married life.

     The wedding was solemnized at eight-thirty o’clock at the Medora Hotel and was witnessed by about a hundred guests.  Those attending from Wibaux were:  Jake Osterhaut and Mrs. Bernice Hunter, brother and sister of the groom.

     Mr. and Mrs. Osterhout will continue to reside at Medora, Mr. Osterhout engaging in the general mercantile business at that place.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 23rd, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Johnson, 10 miles south report the arrival of a daughter on April 8.  


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 23rd, 1915

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. Delbert  ..ams, Carlyle, April 15th a daughter.  


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 23rd, 1915

 

     Born To Mr. and Mrs. O. Hughes living 14 miles southeast of Beach a son April 19. 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 23rd, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Louis Harth are the proud parents of a little daughter born April 22.  


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 23rd, 1915

 

     Born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Garmo a boy.  


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 23rd, 1915

 

Lytle - Faris

 

     Tuesday, April 20, 1915, occurred the marriage of Adam Faris to Mrs. Minnie Lytle.  Rev. Father Wolpers performed the ceremony at his home.  Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Egan accompanied the couple.  The bride and groom are both well known in this community and have a host of friends who join in wishing the health, peace and prosperity.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 23rd, 1915

 

Kenmare Man Killed By Cave In Of Sand

- - - - -

Kenmare, N.D., April 19 -

     Ole Johson (sic), residing about eight miles south of Donnybrook, was found dead in a sand pit.  Mr. Johnson had gone to the pit for a load of sand and when about half loaded the sand caved in on him.

     The sand pit is located about three miles from his home and about three miles from the Ole Gilbertson place.  The team returned home and when Mr. Johnson was not seen with them Mrs. Johnson summoned Mr. Gilbertson, who went to the pit, where he found Mr. Johnson buried under three feet of sand.  He had been dead about two hours.

     The deceased leaves a wife and four children.  He was 43 years of age and had lived in that section for fourteen years.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 23rd, 1915

 

Fred Lesser Died In An Auto

On His Way To Beach But Never Reached His Destination Alive

 

     Fred Lesser who had been working for Chase Thompson expressed himself as not feeling well and decided to quit work and come to town Monday.  The Thompson family watched Mr. Lesser as he left the farm and saw that he was quite bad and not able to make the trip by himself as he sat down to rest when not a long way from home.  Mr. Thompson decided to help him on his way and started out in the auto and came up with the unfortunate man a short way on the road and got him to ride to town in the car.

     When but a mile out from Beach Mr. Lesser breather his last. 

     At the coroner’s inquest heart failure was pronounced the cause of his demise.  Relatives in Ohio were notified.  The deceased owned property in Beach.  Also something over $300 was found on his person.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 30th, 1915

 

Man Is Found Dead On N. P. Railway Tracks

 

Fergus Falls, Minn., April 24 -

     Coroner Vigen received a long distance telephone message from Deputy Coroner Miller of New York Mills, yesterday to the effect that the body of a man had been found on the railroad track, five miles from that place, having evidently been struck by a train.  It is thought that the man’s name is Earl Snow, this being indicated by the name of a bank book found in one of his pockets. 

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 30th, 1915

 

     A very pleasant birthday surprise party was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Egan at their home of Thursday evening.  In this instance one date is sufficient as their birthday come on the same day.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 30th, 1915

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Beier on Sunday night, April 25, a son.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 30th, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Pete Sura are rejoicing over the arrival of a nice baby girl at their home recently.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 30th, 1915

 

John Gilbert Thomlinson

 

     Seldom has the death of a child affected so many people as did the passing of little John Gilbert Thomlinson.  The little fellow has always been a sufferer.  In infancy, a serious illness left him with a distressing affection that must have eventually cost him his life after possibly years of suffering.  About a year ago he was an easy victim of typhoid fever which also left him with a sad sequel rarely curable.  He has never been known to complain.  Such was the noble heroism of this beautiful child life, that it seems all too sad that his kind cannot be spared to a world which so much needs living models of the nobler virtues.

     The family have the sympathy of the city in their loss, and they also have their congratulations that only beautiful memories remain of their little one. 

     Rev. Mr. Keniston, assisted by the pastors of the local churches, and Rev. Lovelace of the Congregational church at Hebron, conducted the services and interment was made in the local cemetery.

     The casket was buried in exquisite flowers as it lay in state, and little John lay as one sleeping with happy dreams.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 30th, 1915

 

     A large crowd attended the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Page last Friday.  They were presented eighty-two dollars and fifty cents besides numerous other presents in gold.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 30th, 1915

 

Ratyzek - Orr

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     Tuesday, April 27, Fannie Ratyzik and William Orr were united in marriage.  Rev. Father Wolpers performed the ceremony and pronounced them man and wife.  The wedding was held at the home of the pride’s sisters, Mr. Jule Kuskie.

 

(Transcribers Note:  See article of May 7th)

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 30th, 1915

 

William Egan Dies At Brothers Grave

Latter Attacked by Thugs on Way to Dakota Was Left to Die

 

Grand Forks, N.D., April 26 -

     Stricken with paralysis at the side of the open grave of his brother, William Egan of Port Arthur, Ont., died yesterday, according to telegraphic advices received last evening by relatives in this city.  Back of the second tragedy there is the striking story of John Egan’s remarkable experience which ended in his death just a week ago.

     John Egan, a prosperous Port Arthur merchant, with about $300 upon his person, left Grand Forks to visit Mrs. W. R. Jack of this city, his sister.  Ten days later, letters indicated that Egan had disappeared, and a search was commenced.  Not for a month

was any trace found of him, and then he was discovered in a private hospital at Sudberry, Canada about 100 miles from Port Arthur.  His face had been frozen and he was not recognizable, but a picture of his mother, found in his pocket, served to establish identification.

     It is supposed Egan was a victim of thugs who robbed him and left him bereft of his senses by a blow, and that he wandered about in the cold of winter.  When found he could not talk.

     William Egan made a successful search for his brother, and brought him home.   A week ago the funeral of John Egan was held at Port Arthur and as William was standing at the side of the grave, into which the casket had just been lowered, he was stricken with paralysis.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 7th, 1915

 

Births

     Mrs. Frank Weiser, a boy, Tuesday.

     Mrs. John Timm, a boy, Friday, of last week.

     Mrs. S.E. Wise, a girl Thursday of last week.

     Mrs. H. Finneman, a boy on Sunday


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 7th, 1915

 

     We wish to correct a mistake in our last issue.  The wedding of Wm. H. Orr to Miss Fannie Ratnezyk took place in Wibaux, and they were married by Judge Bushell.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 7th, 1915

 

     Barbara, the five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Schweitzer was kicked by a horse and instantly killed at Strausburg, Emmons county.  She was playing with other children, it seems near some horses and in getting too close to one of the animals the snuffing out of the little one’s life resulted.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 7th, 1915

 

Indian Agent McCabe Is Dead

Former S. D. Indian Reservation Official Succumbs in Idaho

 

McIntosh, S.D., May 3 -

     J. W. McCabe, formerly superintendent of the Standing Rock Indian reservation and connected with the Indian service in the Dakotas and Idaho for many years died Friday at Fort Hall, Idaho.

     Mr. McCabe entered the Indian service when a young man, coming from Devils Lake, N.D., to Fort Yates and serving as chief clerk under Major Belden at the Fort Yates agency for many years.  He was 52 years old.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 14th, 1915

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Bares a boy Friday last week.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 7th, 1915

 

     A baby boy arrived to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Wojahn on Monday.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 7th, 1915

 

Burkey -

     Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Finneman are the proud parents of a baby boy.  Mother and child are both doing nicely.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 21st, 1915

 

Man Hangs Wife Strangles Small Boy, Then Takes Own Life

 

Devils Lake, N.D., May 10 -

     A triple tragedy without the trace of a plausible motive, with only an uncontrollable temper to explain the horrible deed, occurred Saturday night at the Alex Herman farm three miles northeast of Devils Lake.  Today the bodies of Herman, his wife and 12 year old boy Roy Hanley who lived at the Herman place, lie in a local morgue awaiting only the formal verdict of a coroner’s jury to close the

case.

     That Alex Herman murdered his wife and the Hanley boy and then hung himself is the conclusion of Sheriff Martin and coroner E. W. Gilbertson.

     The ten months old baby was the only living being on the place spared, Sunday morning when the gruesome discovery was made by Senator F. H. Hyland from whom Herman rented.  The little babe was found nestled down by its mother’s side, unable to conceive the tragedy which left it an orphan.  The body of the Hanley boy who is the son of W. M. Hanley, a local boiler maker employed by the Great Northern was found in the barn where the boy had been strangled.  Laying near it, with the head held just far enough from the floor to permit strangulation was the body of Herman.  A harness strap was used in the execution.

     Clothing, which she had made for the child which she bore for Alex Herman, was used by him in making a crude rope to hang her.  The woman’s hands were tied behind her rendering her helpless.  A noose was then fastened around the top of a bed post and slowly the life was chocked from her.

     The last person so far as can be ascertained, to see Herman alive, was Ernest Gund, who lives just outside of the city on the road which leads to the Highland farm.  Enroute Saturday evening Herman stopped at the Gund farm between 8 and 9 o’clock completing arrangements for securing seed for a field which he was renting from Gund.  Plans were made for the week’s work and so far as the Gund family ascertained Herman was normal in every way.  It was apparent from the living room that Mrs. Herman and Roy Hanley had finished their supper.  One place was left at the table, apparently for Herman.  It appears that the boy and Mrs. Hanley had retired,

two beds in the little bedroom having been occupied.

     The scant clothing on the woman’s body leads to the belief that she arose from bed to get her husband’s supper.  That an altercation occurred and that he flew into a rage which was in reality a fit of insanity is the conclusion.  It is believed the boy

ran from the house.  His body was only partially clad.  That he was followed to the barn where the second murder occurred, is the belief.  The position of the body, the crude manner of the execution and general circumstances leaves no other conclusion

that that Herman took his own life.

     Mrs. Herman was the sister of Mrs. Frank Aximan who with her husband and family reside on the west side.  Her parents reside at Ipewich, S.D., where Peter Mastal, her father is a well known farmer.  She was a hard working thrifty house wife.  She married Herman in February, 1914, when they were both employed at Mercy hospital.  From there they went to the Gund farm where Mrs. Herman won

admiration for her neat industrious manner.  She was very well thought of by Mr. and Mrs. Gund.  The little baby was born at the Gund farm last August.  In the fall Herman secured an outfit and rented the Hyland farm which he was handling in a very satisfactory manner.  The crop on the farm was all planted and he had arranged to rent a small tract from Gund.  During the winter it was known the family was in hard circumstances, but they were never in want.  It is reported that only a short time ago they received a substantial sum of money from Mrs. Harmon’s father.

     Little Ray Hanley had been at the Herman place but a couple of months.  That he liked it there and that he was given a pleasant, comfortable home was the statement of his father for only two weeks ago the lad was offered a chance to leave and go into

another home nearer the city, where he could work for his keep but refused to leave.

     Alex Herman has a reputation in Devils Lake and the vicinity where he has worked for a number of years, as being a hard working, industrious man whose unfortunate characteristic was a furious temper.  He was not a drinking man and was considered a man of ordinary habits.  He worked at Mercy hospital for some time where he won a reputation as a thrifty man.  He had also been employed at the Perkins and Roberts farms.

     Senator Hyland was accompanied by Frank Tracey Sunday morning when he went out to the farm to look things over.  There was not a stir of life about the place.  He went to the barn and opening the door he was confronted with a sight which will haunt him for years.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 21st, 1915

 

     A. E. Stoddard and wife celebrated their silver wedding at the eating house up north.  About 50 invited guests were present to partake of the hospitality of the house and good time was enjoyed by all.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 21st, 1915

 

Born

 

     Mr. A. E. Shaffer a boy.  East of Carlyle

     Mrs. J. P. Howe a girl Saturday

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 21st, 1915

 

     Lilas McColeman celebrated her 14th birthday Tuesday and had a party in honor of the occasion, inviting her young friends to spend the day at her home.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 28th, 1915

 

Man Killed In Auto Smash At Glen Ullin

 

Glen Ullin, N.D., May 24 -

     When a car driven by W. M. Jerome skidded and left the road about 20 miles south of this city about 7 o’clock Saturday night, Jack Wilson was instantly killed.  Jerome and Phillip Hertz were thrown from the car, the former escaping injury, the latter having three ribs broken.

     The car turned over two or three times and Wilson’s chest was crushed just above the heart.  He is said to have died instantly.  Wilson came to Glen Ullin four years ago from St. Louis, Mo., and has conducted a dray business since.  He was married but has no children.  Wilson was 30 years old.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 28th, 1915

 

Obituary

 

     Joseph Walker was born November 29, 1839, and died on Saturday, May 22, 1915 of senility at the home of his son, Ernest Walker, five miles and a half east of Rocky Butte.  He was laid to rest in the local cemetery.

     Mr. Walker came from England in 1865.  In early life he was married to Miss Jane Hanneman.  After her death some years ago, he was married to Miss Etta Stone.  He lived in St. Paul for forty five years, moved to North Dakota about six years ago and filed on a homestead.  His fatal illness coming on, he was taken to the home of his son where he died.

     Six children survive:  Ernest Walker, Beach; Myrtle Walker, of Dundas, Minn., Mrs. Mary Stephenson of Chicago; Mrs. Grace Gay, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Rebecca Terrell and Mrs. Annie Taft of Vancouver, Washington.

     Memorial services were conducted at the Congregational church on Sunday morning at eleven o’clock.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 28th, 1915

 

Births

 

     Mrs. Chas. L. Pendergast, a boy, Friday last week.

     Mrs. Ed Summers, a boy, Friday last week

     Mrs. Eugene Evens, a boy, last Sunday

     Mrs. Earl Sprague, a girl, Tuesday.

     Mrs. D. G. McCallum, a boy, Wednesday

     M. J. Lemere, a girl, Wednesday.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 28th, 1915

 

Newman - Barkfeldt

 

     Married at Miles City, Wednesday, May 19, 1915, Mr. Herman Barkfeldt and Miss Margaret Newman.  Both are of the St. Philips, Montana neighborhood.  The wedding was kept a secret from her many friends who in turn surprised the newlyweds on their return to the groom’s home.

     On Sunday morning, May 23rd, uninvited guests began to arrive from all directions and in all sorts of conveyances.  Each one brought a basket of dinner.  A long table was spread on the lawn and was literally loaded with good things to eat.  Each and

every one seemed to enjoy themselves to the utmost and the day will be long and happily remembered by those present especially so by the bride and groom who are held in such high esteem by all who know them.

     Those present were:  Archie Ward and wife; C.I. Cook, wife and daughter Francis; A.W. Kastien and family; Clare Newman and family; M.P. Griffith and family; Henry Griffith and family; W.A. Scott and family; W. E. Morris and family; Chas. Ely and wife; Tony Kreitinger, Mrs. Cora Duryee and Sam Beach.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 28th, 1915

 

Rocky Butte -  The burial service of Mr. Walker was held at Beach Sunday.  A daughter from Minneapolis was here and will spend some time visiting her brothers family.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 28th, 1915

 

Gets Year In Jail For Killing Farmer

 

Dickinson, N.D., May 26 -

     The jury in the state case against Leslie Austin, 19 years old, son of W. L. Austin, a big sheep grower of Slope county, returned a verdict of manslaughter for causing the death of Anton Gyotai a year ago.  The boy got into an altercation with the homesteader and struck him over the head with a cane causing death.

     There were no eye witnesses but young Austin claims he acted in self defense.  The sentence was fixed at a year in the jail at the new county seat town of Amidon.  The case was transformed (sic) from Slope to Stark county for trial.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 4th, 1915

 

Justified Homicide Jury’s Verdict

 

     Leroy Pate was the victim who met with death in a revolver duel in the basement of the Theo. Sweitzer (sic) home last Friday morning.  Pate came here a short time ago and was unknown to Mr. Schweitzer.  He at one time worked for Mrs. Schweitzer’s brother-in-law, Mr. Whitmore, Mitchell, S.D.

     It appears from notes and letters taken from Pate’s pockets that on several occasions he planned to make away with Mr. Schweitzer but was unsuccessful.  There is no doubt but what the young man was insane at times and in moments when by himself planned the most fiendish deeds.  In his diary, the note made of robbing the Schweitzer store is without foundation, as there has been no time when Mr. Schweitzer left cash there.

     At ten o’clock Friday a coroner’s jury, consisting of J. R. Water, O. C. Attletweed and W. M. Whitaker listened to the testimony which was submitted.  State’s Attorney Waldron examined the witnesses.  The evidence of each of the witnesses on the case

was practically identical.  The jury thereupon after deliberating an hour returned a verdict of justifiable homicide.  There is hardly any question regarding the merit of the verdict, for all the written evidence, together with the action of the tragedy would suggest a verdict such as the one rendered.

     The remains have been interred in the local cemetery.

     Sad as is the tragedy in which a young man has lost his life, it is nevertheless better that it happened as it did.  Were it not that Mr. Schweitzer was fortunate enough to have been armed, it is quite likely that his sister-in-law, wife, little child and himself would have lost their lives.  The insane young man would have stamped out a whole family of respected citizens of our community.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 4th, 1915

 

Alpha - A little baby girl came on Friday, May twenty-eight to bless the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jay LaMere.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 4th, 1915

 

     Louis Christopherson aged 38 years who has been making his home north of Sentinel Butte was brought into town Tuesday of last week in a serious condition and taken to the Mary Madison hospital where everything possible was done for the sufferer.  But all the careful nursing only stayed the hand of death till Thursday, when he passed away.  Pulmonary tuberculosis was the cause of his death.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 4th, 1915

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dilley on May 30th, a boy.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 4th, 1915

 

Bellmont - Reiter

      Anton L. Bellmont and Miss Katherine Reiter of this city were united in marriage at St. John’s Catholic church last Tuesday morning, Re. Father Wolpers officiating.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 4th, 1915

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Moran on the 28th of May, a boy.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 4th, 1915

 

     Mrs. F. W. Gress leaves on No. 3 next Tuesday for an extended visit with her parent in Tresro, Cal.  This is her first visit home since she was married, Jan. 25, 1905. 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 4th, 1915

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ottie W. Douglas, on June 3, an 8 pound boy.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 4th, 1915

Heath - Serby 

     Bernard Heath and Miss Nina Serby were united in marriage on Monday, May 31.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 4th, 1915

 

Rocky Butte - Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson of Edgehill, Mont., are the proud parents of a baby boy. Mr. Nelson was an old time claim settler here having proved up on the southwest quarter of section 8 and still owns the same, having rented it to Gunner

Fahlstrom.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 4th, 1915

 

Four To Be Tried For Murder Of Rancher

 

Glendive, Mont., June 1 -

     The trial of L.I. Black, Benjamin Harry and the latter’s daughter and son, charged with the murder of E. Garringer, a rancher of western Dawson county, his body having been found, ridded with bullets, in an improvised grave near the home of the woman, will be begun here on June 9.  All of the evidence of the detail, and the conviction of the defendants rests largely upon a bill of sale, alleged to have been forged.  A handwriting expert from New York city will testify.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 11th, 1915

 

Born

 

     Mrs. Frank Losinski of St. Phillips, a boy June 2.

     Mrs. L. M. Burkey, a girl June 1.

     Mrs. Fred Halstad, a girl June 1.

     Mrs. Amos Oby, Stuart, a boy, June 8.

     Mrs. Lloyd Callander, a boy June 9.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June11th, 1915

 

Carlyle Items - Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Douglas are the proud parents of a baby girl, christened Dean Isabelle.  Mother and baby are doing nicely.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June11th, 1915

 

Child Drowned At Hillsboro

 

Hillsboro, N.D., June 8 -

     One of the saddest affairs that has occurred in Hillsboro for some time took place at the dam in the city park, when Evelyn, the 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Pederson of this city was drowned in shallow water.  It seems that Evelyn went to the park in company with several other little ones of her age.  They were engaged in fishing on the west bank of the river just below the railroad dam when in some manner she fell backwards over the bank into the river.  She must have been stunned by the fall, as she seemed powerless to help herself, as she could have easily done as the water was not over her head.  She came to the surface twice, according to the story told by her companions, and then sank out of sight.  None of the children tried to save her, but were too young to do much but their cries attracted the attention of Tillman Hanson, who arrived on the scene and rescued the body, but too late to save her from death.  Several older people had been fishing at the dam only a short time before and it is unfortunate that some person of mature age was not near to save the child’s life.

     Evelyn was 8 years old Sept. 10 last, and was unusually bright for her age.  She was of a lovable and pleasant disposition, and was a great favorite among her school mates and young companions.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 18th, 1915

 

Carlyle Items

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     John N. Donelson died at the Crable R. R. Camp Monday morning at 4:00 o’clock.  No relatives known therefore it became necessary to call on the coroner to proceed in the case.  The deceased was an old soldier sixty-six years of age, who will be buried

at the Carlyle cemetery on Tuesday at three o’clock.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 18th, 1915

 

 Born

     Mrs. Frank Mill, a boy

     Mrs. Geo. Hess, Alpha, a boy.


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 18th, 1915

 

Clark - Bryson

 

     Miss Helen Irene Clark 17 years of age, daughter of D. B. Clark, one of Burkey’s prominent farmers and Guy V. Bryson 23 years of age were married at the U. B. parsonage on Tuesday.  Rev. S. B. McVay performed the ceremony.  The groom is working for Mr. Clark.  We join with the many friends of the happy couple in wishing them a long an happy wedded life.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 18th, 1915

 

Olson - Stout

 

     Miss Nina Olson, daughter of Mr. R. A. Olson of Alpha, and Ray Stout were married Monday, June 7 at the home of the bride’s father.  Rev. Landis of Carlyle performed the ceremony.  We join with their many friends in wishing a long and happy life.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 18th, 1915

 

Chase - Crossen

 

     Miss Zella J. Chase and John E. Crossen of Sentinel Butte were married at the Congregational Church in this city, Wednesday noon.  Rev. W. H. Thomlinson pronounced them man and wife.  Joy be with them.


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 18th, 1915

 

Laughnan - Smith

 

     Lillian Laughnan and M. F. Smith of this city were married at 7:00 o’clock a.m. Wednesday.  Rev. Father Wolpers united them at High Mass, Niel (sic) Egan, John Bartley, Jr., Herbert Tobias, Michael McCarthy served as altar boys,  Hugh Egan as best man and Ruth Laughnan bridesmaid.  A number of friends were in attendance.  A very elaborate wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s brother, Emmerson Stock well (sic).  The dinner was had at the home of Francis Zielsdorf. 

     Mr. and Mrs. Smith have long resided in Beach and are well and favorably known and have a host of friends in the valley.  They planned to take a trip to the Pacific coast and came very near missing the connections at Wibaux.  The usual shower of the many friendly expressions given newlyweds accompanied them.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 25th, 1915

 

Married

Womble - Zimmerman

 

     Mr. J. Warren Womble and Emily Zimmerman were married at the Congregational parsonage Thursday afternoon, June 17; Rev. Mr. Keniston performing the ceremony.  Mr. and Mrs. Womble will make their home on the Zimmerman farmstead, near Beach.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 25th, 1915

 

Olson - Anderson

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     Henry Olson and Miss Mary Anderson, two well-known people of Golva, were united in marriage at 5:30 o’clock last evening at the home of Mrs. John Johnston, Rev. McVay of the U. B. Church of this city officiating.  The couple were attended by Miss Emilie Johnston and L. F. Powers, and the ceremony was witnessed by about fifty friends and relatives of the contracting parties.  A bounteous wedding dinner was served at 6 o’clock.  The groom is a prosperous farmer of near Golva, and the couple will continue to make their home in the valley.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 25th, 1915

 

Hillman - Jones

 

     One of the prettiest home weddings of the season was solemnized at high noon Wednesday, June 6 at the home of the bride’s brother, L. H. Hillman, when Hattie Bell Hillman became the bride of John A. Jones.  The Rev. E. W. Cross officiated in his usual charming manner. 

     The bride came in on the arm of her father, to the beautiful strains of the wedding march played as sweetly as only Miss Bernice Geer can play it. 

     Miss Hillman, who is always charming, looked exceptionally sweet in a blue chiffon taffeta with a bouquet of bride’s roses.  She was attended by Mrs. L. H. Hillman, who wore brown chiffon silk.  Mr. L. H. Hillman, brother of the bride, was groomsman.  Both Mr. Jones and Mr. Hillman wore conventional black.

     The house was very prettily decorated with pink and white sweet peas, carnations and smilax.

     Although there were tears in many eyes as Rev. Cross spoke the solemn words that made Miss Hattie Hillman Mr. Jones’ wife, the ceremony was a joyous occasion and a marvelously clear day foretold a sunny life for the happy pair.

     As a token of their esteem friends showered upon them many lovely and useful gifts.  After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Priest, where a dainty wedding breakfast was served.  The decorations were pink and white sweet peas, smilax, ferns and carnations.  The following guests were present: Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Holliday, Mr. and Mrs. Ebb Strikland, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Swan, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Millet, Mrs. W. D. Sell, Henry D. Hefferlin, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Leopold, Mrs. Phil Bottler, Mrs. Rex Hodson, Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Hillman, Mrs. Fred Turner, Francis Stgrickland, Geo. Hillman, Esther Raven, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Priest, Mrs. James P. Cranwell, Miss Leverne Cranwell, A. G. Depuy and Mrs. Frank Dupuy.

     A feature of the wedding was the presentation of a silver-mounted walking stick to Mr. S. L. Holliday by the happy couple.

     Hattie Bell Hillman is a native of Beach, N.D.  She came to Livingston one year ago on June 16, to be the guest of her brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Hillman.  During her brief stay in Livingston she has made a host of loyal friends and Miss Hillman is a girl of noble character and a truer friend one could not find.  Friendship to her is a sacred relationship.

     Mr. Jones is a man of sterling qualities and it is said of him that no man in Park county has more friends than Andy Jones.  Five years with A. W. Miles company brought him in close touch with many of the farmers as well as the businessmen of this vicinity.  Not one enemy in five years of serving the public is the record he made.  At present he is located on the S. L. Holliday ranch where he has been very successful.

     The bride and groom departed Thursday amid a shower of rice to spend a short honeymoon in and near Beach, N.D., where Mrs. Jones has a fine homestead.  While there they will visit Mrs. L. F. Hillman, mother of the bride, who was too ill to attend her daughter’s wedding. - Livingston Enterprise.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 25th, 1915

 

Gass - Vetch 

     Cards are out announcing the marriage of Kathryn Gass and Adolph F. Vetch, of Burkey, Tuesday, the 29th day of June, at the Catholic Church.  Reception to be held  at the home of the bride’s parents.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 25th, 1915

 

Obituary

     Mrs. Charlie Cunningham was born December 1868 near Cleveland, Ohio, and on April 1, 1905 was married to Roy S. Conklin at Clarion, Iowa.  Mr. and Mrs. Conklin came to North Dakota in 1909 and resided on a homestead twenty two miles northeast of Beach where they have since made their home.  About nine weeks it  was observed that Mrs. Conklin had an illness, the exact nature of which mystified the medical skill, and five weeks ago, she was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where she received expert attention.  After an operation, and subsequent transfusion of blood from the arm of her son, the physicians despaired of her life and on Tuesday

morning June 22, she peacefully slept to her final rest.  Mrs. Cunningham has three sons surviving her, all of whom are present to pay their last respects to their mother. 

Her son Harvey and daughter Clare Cunningham of Volga City, Iowa and Donald Cunningham who has always made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Conklin were in attendance.

     Mr. and Mrs. Conklin and family were attendants at the Methodist Episcopal Church Mission Sabbath School at Indian Hills School, and were occasionally attendants at worship in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Beach.

     Owing to the absence of Rev. Gress who is attending Camp Meeting at Jamestown, Rev. Mr. Keniston conducted a Memorial Service in honor of Mrs. Conklin at the Methodist Church Wednesday morning at 10:30, the church choir furnishing the music.

     The interment will take place in the Beach cemetery.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 25th, 1915

 

Sentinel Butte Republican -

     Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hollenbeck, south of town are the parents of a bright baby girl, born on Thursday, June 5th.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 25th, 1915

 

Rocky Butte -

     Mrs. Henry Geyer and son Ernest were called to Pine Island, Minn., by the death of Mrs. Geyer’s mother.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 25th, 1915

 

Dragged To Death

 

     John Gunderson, a farmer living near Loring was killed in a very peculiar manner.  While driving near his home he fell from the buggy and in some manner became entangled with the rig and was literally dragged and pounded to death.  Sheriff Kaspar and Coroner Smith were called to investigate and found an inquest unnecessary.

     It seems that Gunderson had been drinking and had fallen asleep while driving along the road.  He was a homesteader and a bachelor. - Killdeer Tribune.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 2nd, 1915

 

Allison Davis Passed Away

 

One of the Most Prominent Pioneers of Eastern Montana Passes Away Last Night

 

     Allison Davis, one of the most prominent and well known pioneer citizens of eastern Montana, passed the Great Divide at about nine thirty this (Friday) evening.  He had been in poor health for several months and had sought relief at Rochester, Minnesota and various places in Wisconsin but without success.  The end came peacefully and without pain.

     He was born at Hopperstown, Illinois about fifty six years ago.  His parents, died when he was very young.  When but a boy, he left his native town for Texas and the west.  About thirty years ago he came over the trail from Texas to Montana, with a trail herd and ever since has lived in the Beaver Valley.  Shortly after his arrival in Montana he went to work for Frank Smith at the Sheep Hook Ranch.

     He was industrious, frugal and saving so that in a few years he was able to go into the sheep and stock business for himself.  His industriousness and business ability soon accumulated for him valuable properties.

     About eight years ago he sold his land, cattle, horses and sheep and moved to Wibaux where he has resided ever since.

    Among the promoters of Wibaux county, Mr. Davis was one of the foremost.  He was a tireless worker and whenever money was needed he was a most liberal donator.

     He formerly was vice president of the First State Bank and at the time of his death was president of the Wibaux Improvement Company and a member of the town council also a member of the school board.  He owned and platted the Davis Addition

to Wibaux.  To him is due the credit for the excellent electric lighting and telephone systems in use in Wibaux.

     Shortly after moving to Wibaux his wife died leaving to his care three young daughters, who survive him.  The only other known relatives are a sister, Mrs. Mathers, who was at his bedside when he passed away, and Mrs. H. D. Dennis, a niece.

     He was honest and frugal, yet liberal to a fault, when the needy called.  Without complaint could he suffer but to see others suffer he could not.  He was charitable to an extreme and yet so quietly and with out the herald of trumpets were his charitable deeds distributed that none but his close friends knew of his many acts of kindness to the poor and needy.  He was a kind and loving father and a faithful and honest friend and neighbor whose loss is mourned by the whole community and especially by his relatives and intimate friends.

      The funeral will be conducted on Monday at ten in the forenoon by the Elks Lodge, of which he was an honored member, and interment will be made at the Wibaux cemetery. - Wibaux Pioneer

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 2nd, 1915

 

Maynard Gilliland (sic) Killed

 

     Maynard Gileand (sic), aged 16 and residing at 209 Kittson Avenue yesterday met death as a result of being electrocuted on a fence wire of Lincoln park at 5:45 o’clock.

     A guy wire of the Grand Forks Street Railway company had come loose some time ago and had been attached to one of the wire strands of the fence.  When young Maynard touched one of the wires of the fence he met instant death from the current flowing through it from the trolley line.

     Maynard, together with one of his companions, had spent the day at the O’Connor farm south of the city picking gooseberries.

     When ready to return to this city the boys wished to ride with L. E. O’Connor and M. J. Culliton, but decided not to as the men were leading a stallion to the city and they were afraid of the animal.  Consequently they decided to walk and started for the city, keeping ahead of the rig all the while.  The boys had the intention of beating the rig to the city and when Lincoln park was reached they decided to cut across to further their purpose.

     Evidently on their way they discovered a dead cow some distance ahead and thinking the beast had been struck by lightning, hastened to see the carcass.

     Young Gilleland (sic), who was ahead, touched the wires near the cow and instantly fell between the strands.  His companion, Paul Montgomery, aged 9 and residing at 700 Third avenue, stated that the body fell and lay screaming and kicking in the grass for an instant before becoming quiet.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 2nd, 1915

 

      Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ross are the proud parents of a 7 1-2 pound boy.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 2nd, 1915

 

Alpha -

     Mr. and Mrs. Adam Sherman are the proud parents of a fine baby girl.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 9th, 1915

 

St. Paul Girl Visitor Found Dead In Berth

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Rhnielander, Wis., June 21 -

     Miss Tina C. Latulippee, who was returning to her home in Waterville, Me., from a visit to St. Paul, was found dead here today.  Her sister, Mrs. Abbey Muerch of Memphis, Tenn., was with her.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 9th, 1915

 

Man Hangs Himself Because Cattle Got Into A Wheat Field

 

Williston, N.D., June 28 -

     Because his cows got into a wheat field and he was unable to drive them out, Halvor J. Munkevold, 66 years old, a pioneer resident, whose farm was only one mile from Manager, hanged himself in a sod barn on a neighboring farm.  The body was found by two Greenland boys who were hunting gophers.

     Often depressed in spirit because of small troubles in connection with his farm work, Munkevold had threatened several times to “go away and you’ll never see me again.”  On each of these occasions he would go to a neighbors home and remain for several days.  Saturday morning when a herd of cattle got into a wheat field, Mr. Munkevold went to drive them out.  An hour later he had returned to the farm and told his family that he had been unable to get them out of the wheat.  He was depressed in spirits and renewed his threat to go away and never come back.

     The family remembering previous experiences were not worried when they found that the old man did not return in a couple of days, and the first intimation of the tragic death came when the boys found the body hanging from a wire fastened to a log in the roof of the sod barn.  The aged man had been dead several days.  Coroner O. E. Distad was summoned and ordered the body removed to the Hamre morgue in this city.  Munkevold leaves a wife and several children.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 9th, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilhelm are the proud parents of twin girls arriving Wednesday morning.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 9th, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. C. Fiske of Yates are the proud parents of a girl born the 5th.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 9th, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Gunder Tweed are happy over the arrival of a baby boy at their home up north.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 9th, 1915

 

Weddings

Mailey - Reller

 

     One of the happy event of the season occurred on Tuesday of last week at the Catholic church at Burkey when Frank Mailey and Dena Reller, both of the south country, were united in marriage.  Christine Hess and Ed. Mailey acted as bridesmaid and best man, respectively.  The popular young couple were the guests of honor at a big wedding dance on Tuesday evening at Bullion creek hall where a large party of friends gathered and joined in extending to them many hearty congratulations.  There was a large attendance at the dance.  An excellent lunch was served and a most pleasant evening spent.

     The groom is a brother of Mrs. Jas. Hardy south east of town, and the bride is a young lady who has lived in that vicinity for several years.  Both are well known and highly respected young people and they have homesteads adjoining near Bullion Creek hall.

     We join with the many friends in extending congratulations.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 9th, 1915

 

Weddings

 

Vetch - Gass

 

     Adolph Vetsch and Kathryn Gass, both of the Burkey country were married on Tuesday of last week at the Catholic church at Burkey, the Burkey priest officiating at the ceremony.  Elizabeth Gass and Petra Nella Vetsch and Frank and Anton Gass acted as bridesmaids and groomsmen respectively.

     The groom is a son of Lawrence Vetsch, a well known farmer of the Burkey country, and the bride is a daughter of Martin Gass the well known president of the Co-operative creamery.  The young people received the congratulations of their many friends.  A wedding dance was held in the Burkey Hall in the evening.  We join with the friends in congratulations.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 9th, 1915

 

Weddings

 

Foltz - McVay

 

     A pretty home wedding took place at the home of Rev. and Mrs. S. B. McVay last Wednesday, when their eldest daughter, Miss Reba L., became the bride of Ellsworth T. Foltz, the ceremony being performed by the bride’s father, pastor of the United Brethren church of this city.

     The newly-weds were given a hearty send-off at the local depot Thursday, July 1, when they boarded No. 4 on a wedding trip to Princeton, Minn., where they will spend two or three weeks with the groom’s parents.

     Mr. and Mrs. Foltz will make their home at the groom’s farm near Ollie where he  has been residing during the past five years and has a host of friends.  They have the best wishes of a large circle of friends for a most happy wedded life.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 16th, 1915

 

Born

 

     Mrs. Willis Johnson a boy, Monday

     Mrs. Poorman a boy, the 7th inst.

     Mrs. Oliver Moyer a girl.

     Mrs. Jack Crouse, a boy.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July16th, 1915

 

Weddings

Jordan - Baker

 

     A very pretty wedding took place at the Congregational parsonage in this city last Wednesday at eleven o’clock a.m. when Miss Mary Jordan and Mr. Earl W. Baker were united in marriage, Rev. Geo. N. Keniston officiating.  Nora Jordan, and Lisle Baker acted as bridesmaid and best man respectively.

     The charming young bride wore a beautiful gown of shadow lace over white mescaline silk.  The bridesmaid was attired in all white embroidered voile.  The groom was dressed in the accustomed way.

      The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Jordan who resides five miles southwest of this city.  The groom is a well known young man, having lived near Beach for several years.

     The popular young couple are highly respected and have a host of friends who extend best wishes for a happy wedded life.

      Mr. and Mrs. Baker will make their home on a farm four and a half miles southwest of Beach.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 23rd, 1915

 

Born

 

     Mrs. Henry Moore a girl, Monday, Carlyle.

     Mrs. Lloyd Yates a girl, July 17.

     Mrs. Wm. Weller, a boy, Tuesday, Carlyle.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 23rd, 1915

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Saunders, a boy on Thursday morning.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 23rd, 1915

 

S. B. Wilson Killed In Ismay Cyclone

 

Many Houses in the Village Wrecked - Rain in Torrents Thunder Roars Lightning Flashes

Ismay, July 14 -

     A terrific cyclone and thunder shower passed over this village and section about 6:20 this evening, apparently following in the direction of Fallon creek, and left in it's path wreckage and debris from ruined homes and buildings in every part of the city.

     One death, that of Sam B. Wilson is reported and it is considered miraculous that the list was not greater, though a number of cases of persons being injured occurred and there were many narrow escapes.  The cyclone came up in a mass of dark colored

clouds and mingled with the crash of thunder, the continuous flashing of lightening and rain it was an imposing and at the same time awe-inspiring effect.

     It moved with such rapidity that it was impossible for anyone to escape, even if they had known which way to turn.  It demolished E. Height’s residence, above two blocks west of the garages, then cleaned up all three garages on Main street, Wilson Bros.  Whitfield’s and Jacobson’s, scattering the wreckage like chaff and carrying much of it to long distances.  It included Jake Kellar’s blacksmith shop on the opposite side of the street from the garages which were all in a row.

     Buildings in every part of the town were touched up, some almost battered to pieces, while others got off lightly.  The electric light wires were early put out of commission and through the gloom the rain pounded in sheets and torrents onto the homes where the wind had demolished the roofs and windows.

     Mr. Wilson, who was killed, was one of the most prominent and highly thought of gentlemen in the community.  He was a rancher, with a wife and two small children.  He was one of the most progressive dry land farmers in this section and had won many prizes at the county and state fairs by his exhibits.  He was also a great advocate for good roads and piloted the relay car from Marmarth to Miles City, after it left Ismay during the recent run from Chicago to Seattle.  He will be greatly missed.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 23rd, 1915

 

     Word has been received of the sad death of Margaret, 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Whipple, formerly of this place, now residing at Ruso, N.D.  Born May 2, 1904.  Died July 12, 1915

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 23rd, 1915

 

     Mrs. Settera of St. Phillips died at the Dickinson hospital Tuesday.  She was unfortunate in having a sliver run in her foot some time ago and it turned into blood poisoning and caused her death.  Deceased leaves husband and family to mourn.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 23rd, 1915

 

Mrs. Abernethy Died Tuesday

 

One of the Early Settlers of the County Passed Away at the Hospital in Dickinson

 

     Mrs. William Abernethy Stockwell born at Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, 39 years ago died Tuesday morning at 5:50 o’clock in the hospital at Dickinson, where she had been taken on Sunday morning for treatment.  Mrs. Abernethy had been ailing for some time but it was only recently that her condition became alarming.   Peritonitis had set in and it was thought best to remove her to the hospital.  She was a brave and patient sufferer and it was only when the end came near that she called for her relatives to bid them goodbye.

     The deceased leaves a husband, two boys 6 and 8 and a girl 5 years old to mourn.  Also the relatives living near Beach are father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Stockwell; Emerson, Len, Dan, Orrin and Howard, brothers and sisters are Mrs. Nettie Zielsdorf, Mrs. Ella Zielsdorf and Mrs. Lillian Smith.  Two members of the family, a brother and a sister deceased are Florence and Frankie.

     The Zielsdorf and Smith families are attending the exposition and as the relatives were unable to get in communication with the Smith family; it will be impossible for them to  get home in time for the funeral but the Zielsdorf family are on the way.

     Mr. and Mrs. William Abernethy were married ten years ago last February and 8 years they have lived in their home 1 mile north and 1 mile east of the city of Beach where they lived a very happy life surrounded by relatives and a host of friends who will miss the departed one and tender their sympathy to the sorrowing relatives. 

     The funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Hackey of Dickinson at the Congregational Church on Saturday morning at 10:00 o’clock.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 30th, 1915

 

Farm Hand Killed By A Mower

 

Lankin, July 27 -

     Joe Kisela aged 24 years who has been working on the farm of M. E. Sherek, west of town, for the past two seasons, met with an accident which later cost him his life. 

     In company with Mr. Sherek, he was in the field, mowing hay, the former driving the lead team, the young man’s team following a short distance behind.  In some manner the young man became entangled in the sickle and as the team ran he was unable to extricate himself and his body was dragged for some distance.  The left lower limb and ankle were badly lacerated and one of the bones broken or cut in two.  Just how the accident happened will never be known, but as one of the horses had thrown its bridle, it is supposed he went in front of the sickle to replace it and that while in this position the horses started.

     Medical assistance was summoned hastily and after an examination it was decided to remove the young man to the hospital without delay.  Everything possible was done to save the young man’s life, but to no avail as he passed away, the shock,

coupled with the loss of blood, causing his death.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 30th, 1915

 

Quiet Wedding At Dickinson

Tretter - Kugel

 

     Killdeer friends of the bride and groom received announcements this week of the marriage of Miss Anna Marie Tretter to William E. Kugel the wedding ceremony being performed in the Wm. Ray apartments in Dickinson last Friday evening in the presence of a very few intimate friends.

     Both bride and groom are well known in and around Killdeer, Mr. Kugel being the popular manager of Reed’s store here.  Miss Tretter is a graduate nurse and for the past few years has made her home in Dickinson.

     Mr. and Mrs. Kuegel will go to housekeeping in Killdeer and will be at home to their many friends after August 15th.  Their many friends here join in extending congratulations. - Killdeer Tribune.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 30th, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Christian Larson, of Golva are the happy parents of a boy, born Sunday, July 25.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 30th, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. George Peterson are the proud parents of a little girl.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 30th, 1915

 

Sentinel Butte Republican -

     Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Ryan are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on Sunday, July 16th.  D… is so …… about it that he will hardly speak to common people.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 6th, 1915

 

Veteran Editor Dies From Injuries

 

Williston, N.D., July 20 -

     William R. Mumby, a pioneer of this section of the state and known to the newspaper men of the entire Northwest died at a local hospital late Monday afternoon.  Death was due to injuries received in an automobile accident near the city about four weeks ago when Mr. Mumby and the driver of the machine were thrown out, the car striking a picket rope stretched across the roadway.

     As editor of the Buford Tribune, and later of the Fairview Tribune, Mr. Mumby is known to nearly everyone in western North Dakota and eastern Montana and he had many friends among the newspaper men and printers of the state who will be sorry to learn of his death.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 6th, 1915

 

Deputy Sheriff Married At Wibaux

 

     On Thursday evening a very quiet wedding took place at the M. E. Parsonage when Mr. Ralph Grant and Cora Lucas were untied in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev. A. L. Hurlbut, pastor of the Methodist Church.

      The bride was dressed very becomingly in a gown of old rose silk, and carried a bouquet of white flowers.  The groom was dressed in the customary black.  They were accompanied by Mrs. Shepherd and Mrs. H. Reitz.

     The young lady is well known in this city, coming here from Beach some time ago, and during her stay in this city has made many friends.  The groom is the deputy sheriff of Wibaux county.  Prior to his acceptance of this official position he was one of the successful farmers of this territory.  He has a host of friends and relatives in this section, and he is one of Wibaux’s most successful benedicts.

      We are sure that this newly married couple will have the best wishes of a multitude of friends that wish them well in their embarkment on the voyage of life. 

The Gazetter extends its best wishes and heartiest congratulations for a successful career. Beaver County Gazette.   

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 6th, 1915

 

Born

 

     Mrs. Asa Slocum a girl, 10 miles north of Beach, Thursday.

     Mrs. Chas. Micheals a boy, last Friday.

     Mrs. Chris. Larson, a girl, 12 miles south of Beach.

     Mrs. Powers a girl, 12 miles south of Beach.

     Mrs. Claud Moulton a boy.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 6th, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Moulton are the proud parents of a son who arrived at their home Monday.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 6th, 1915

 

State News

 

     Thomas Spice, a farmer residing near Fox Lake, N.D., east of Devils Lake, was killed today in an auto accident.  He was a brother-in-law of E. D. Kelly and Mrs. Peter McKone, of Minot.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 6th, 1915

 

Burkey -

Dale - Sanders

     Adolph Van Dale and Dorothy Sanders were married at Wibaux last Tuesday morning.  They were attended by John Fischer and Alice Koch.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 6th, 1915

 

Burkey -

Gass - Zinsli

     Joe Gass and Gertrude Zinsli were united in marriage at the Catholic Church at Burkey last Tuesday.  A dinner and a supper was served among their relatives and a few close friends.  A large free for all dance was given at the hall at night.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 6th, 1915

 

Zinsli - Gass

 

     A very pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Burkey Tuesday morning, July 27 at 9 o’clock.  Miss Gertrude Zinsli became the bride of Joseph P. Gass, the ceremony being witnessed by a large number of the friends of the contracting parties.

     The bride was gowned in white net over Copenhagen blue silk and carried carnations.  A sister of the groom was bridesmaid.

     A big reception was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Zinsli, parents of the bride, following the ceremony, and in the evening a delightful wedding ball was given at the Burkey town hall, which was largely attended.

     The groom is a son of M. C. Gass the well known proprietor of the Burkey Cheese Factory, while the bride is a popular young lady of Burkey.  Both have a host of friends who join in wishing them a happy and prosperous voyage on the sea of matrimony.  They will continue to make their home in Burkey.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 6th, 1915

 

Sanders - Van Dale

 

     Adolph Van Dale of Marshall, Minn., and Miss Dorothy Sanders of Ghent, Minn., who for some time past have been guests of Julius Van Dale at Badland, N.D., were married at 10:00 o’clock Tuesday morning, July 27, at the Catholic Church at Wibaux, Rev. Father Cieslewitz performing the ceremony. 

     The bride was gowned in white net over white mescaline and carried a bouquet of carnations.  She was attended by Miss Alice Koch of Burkey, who wore a gown of pink crepe de chaine and also carried carnations.  The groom was attended by John

Fischer.

     Following the ceremony the bridal party boarded Passenger No. 2 and went to Beach, leaving the same day for the Julius Van Dale home at Badlands, where a sumptuous wedding dinner was served.

     Mr. and Mrs. Van Dale will make their home at Badland, to which place they will be welcomed by a large circle of friends.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 6th, 1915

 

Two Girl Waders Drown

 

One Bowman, N.D. Child Tries to Rescue the Other From Swollen Creek

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Bowman, N.D., Aug. 2 -

     Irene and Maude Willis, aged 10 and 12 years were drowned in a small creek near Rhame, and two cousins narrowly escaped a like fate while wading.

     Recently heavy rains had swollen the stream.  Irene Willis got into deep water; her sister attempted to save her, and both sank.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 13th, 1915

 

Asburner - Zeller    

    Cards are out announcing the wedding of Wyllian Asburner to Edwin Zeller which took place at Alpha on Wednesday, August 11.  The young couple will be at home at Alpha, Nov. 1. 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 20th, 1915

 

Housekeeper Left Bachelor Farmer Took Own Life

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Devils Lake, N.D., Aug. 16

     After paying off his housekeeping, who was leaving his place, William Rutt, a well-to-do bachelor farmer of Rock Lake, Towner county, went to his bedroom yesterday and shot himself.  Rutt came from Wooster, Ohio from where relatives are now coming to accompany the remains home for burial.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 20th, 1915

 

     Cards are out announcing the marriage of Miss Helen Guyer to Mr. August  Brockmeyer, Thursday, September 2, 1915 at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Guyer at Rocky Butte.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 20th, 1915

 

     As a result of an overdose of salt peter taken probably in mistake for salts, Peter Polic, a laborer employed by Fedder Bros. Construction contractors on the South Branch railroad died last Thursday night.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 20th, 1915

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomson on August 16, a boy.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 20th, 1915

 

     A. W. Kastien’s son celebrated his ninth birthday by inviting his young friends to a party Thursday to which 26 responded and enjoyed the day at the Kastien farm.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 20th, 1915

 

Waits Thirty Years Then Get Divorce

 

Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 19 -

     Thirty years of waiting for a husband’s return ended yesterday with the filing of a suit for divorce in district court by Johanna Honson (sic), 68 years old, from Carl Halfred Hanson, 71 years of age.  Her husband left her in 1885, she said in the formal

complaint, 24 years after their marriage in Norway.  She has in her possession a lot in Minneapolis which she asks to be awarded to her in clear title along with legal separation.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 20th, 1915

 

Former Beach Merchant Weds

 

     The many friends of Max Lewison were very pleasantly surprised when he alighted from the train No. 3 Friday p.m. accompanied by a lady whom he at once introduced as his wife.

     The bride was Miss Sara Fink, daughter of Mrs. J. Fink of 509 Roscoe Street, Chicago, and the ceremony took place at her mother’s home, Wednesday evening, Aug. 11, Dr. Udelson officiating.

     After the wedding ceremony a sumptuous banquet and wedding reception was given.

     Early in the evening the bride and groom slipped away and boarded a train for the west.

     Mr. and Mrs. Lewison left on No. 7, Friday evening for Lambert, where they will make their home.

     While we welcome them to the west we regret very much that they are not to be with us in Beach.

     Mr. Lewison is manager of the Lambert store owned by Rosenberg & Lewison of which firm he is a member.  They have stores in Lambert, Mont., and Beach, North Dakota.

     Their many friends wish them a happy and prosperous wedded life.  


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 27th, 1915

 

Alpha -

     Mr. and Mrs. John Adams are the proud parents of a boy who arrived last week.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 27th, 1915

 

Drowned While He Was Fording River

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Mott, N.D., Aug 23 -

     James Ludwig, aged 26 years, was drowned when he attempted to ford the Cannon Ball river on horseback at a point a quarter of a mile from this city.

     Ludwig was employed at the Quaker Dairy farm, owned by W. J. Steer and was riding to his work.  Another ranch hand heard him shout for help and rushed to the place in an automobile.  Ludwig’s horse was found on the bank, but he was not to be found.

     The young man was single and came from Pennsylvania.  An effort is now being made to locate relatives.

     The body had not been recovered up to noon.

     Terrific rains at points west of New England were reported here this morning.  The Cannon Ball river has raised two feet over night, and is still getting higher.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 27th, 1915

 

A Williston Man Is Charged With Bigamy

 

Williston, Aug. 23 -

     J. M. Sarf, who has lived here for several years and who married Louise Diebold in 1882 was arrested and is charged with getting married once too often.  Sarf as he was known here left about two years ago and went to South Dakota where it is alleged he married under the name of Pride.  He came back here and the South Dakota woman found out later he was married.  She came to Williston and it was upon her complaint that he was arrested.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 27th, 1915

 

     Miss Florence Kastien had a birthday party at the home of her parents last week, about 26 being present to help celebrate the occasion.  Miss Florence was the recipient of many handsome presents.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 27th, 1915

 

Lidgerwood, N.D.,. Aug. 23 -

     J. Sandquist, who has been working on the G. A. Goolsby farm near here died of a sunstroke which he suffered while working in the harvest field.  Sundquist is a transient and so far it has been impossible to locate any relatives.  The man was not used to the work but kept at his task till he fell in the field.  Efforts to revive him proved futile.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 27th, 1915

 

Accidental Drowning at Stoddard’s Dam

 

Jimmie Muckle Loses Life Sunday While Bathing in the Pond at Stoddard’s Dam

     Last Sunday evening the community was shocked and saddened when news was communicated rapidly from home to home that one of our number had met death by drowning.

     It has been the custom for years for the young men and boys of the neighborhood to congregate at the dam to bathe, during the summer months.

     Last Sunday James Muckle in company with some other young men went into the dam and were wading in the water which was quite deep.  All at once James seemed to slip down into a deeper depression than the ground upon which they had been standing.

     Chester Stephenson of Walla (sic), Wash., who is now in the employ of I. J. Corliss and who was with Mr. Muckle bathing became alarmed when James sank from sight and put forth most heroic efforts to save his companion’s life.  After struggling desperately for some time trying to get the young man out of the water Mr. Stephenson finally became completely exhausted and had it not been for the timely assistance of the other boys he would have met with the same fate of his companion.  He was so nearly overcome that he had to be taken to one of the homes near the dam.  The general supposition is that Mr. Muckle was taken with cramps and was unable to help himself.

     Almost the whole community were at the scene in a short time and every effort was made to recover the body but the water being so deep it was impossible to locate the right place.  The dam was drained until it was about six or seven feet deep when

one of the crowd, John Kempnich, went into the water and brought the body out.

     James Muckle went down to this watery death between three and four o’clock in the afternoon and it was nine thirty when the body was recovered.  Two doctors were on hand to do what they could but life was extinct long before the body was recovered.

     The remains were taken immediately to the home of his late employer, I. J. Corliss where the body was embalmed.  The next day it was removed to the home of his cousin, Mr. John Hollenback from which place the funeral proceeded Wednesday forenoon to Rocky Butte church where services were conducted by Rev. Burns of Sentinel Butte who preached from the words in John 11:25-28 and John 13:7.  He also read a portion of John 14 and the 3rd Psalm which was Jimmie’s favorite chapter.

     Together with his relatives a large concourse of friends met at this place to pay their last tribute of love and respect to one of their number who had so lately been with them full of health and vigor and like them looking forward to years of usefulness and enjoyment.

     The floral decorations were many and beautiful.

     After the services the funeral procession proceeded to the Sentinel Butte cemetery where all that was mortal of James Muckle was laid away to await that great day of resurrection where we are assured there will be no more parting or shedding of tears.

     The subject of our sketch, James Muckle, was born twenty three years ago at Ballhay Donaghadee county Down Ireland, and was the son of James and Agnes Muckle.  He was one of seven children.  He was a Christian boy being a member of the Presbyterian church in the old country.  He was loved and respected in his boyhood home and has made many friends here.

     He leaves to mourn his untimely death his aged parents, four sisters and two brothers all of whom reside in Ireland with the exception of one brother, Samuel Muckle who lives upon his homestead two miles from Sentinel Butte.

     About five years ago like many another Irish lad James had a longing to try his fortune in a new land and four years ago last April arrived at the home of his uncle, W. G. Smith of Sentinel Butte, N. Dak.

     Soon after he began work on the farm of his cousin, Mr. E. L. Walker and remained there over a year.  He then went onto the neighboring farm of another cousin, Mr. John Hollenback where he was an efficient helper for another year, and a year ago last November went to another neighboring farm in the employ of I. J. Corliss where he was esteemed by the family as a most faithful assistant on the farm which was fully appreciated by Mr. and Mrs. Corliss and was shown by the spirit in which they did all that was possible for them to do in helping the relatives to tenderly care for their loved one through the last sad rites.

     Besides the relatives mentioned above he leaves to mourn his loss, the family of his uncle, W. G. Smith of Sentinel Butte and also families of Mr. E. L. Walker of Rocky Butte and an aunt in Minnesota who came here to be present at the funeral.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 27th, 1915

 

Prominent Beach Merchant Weds

 

Wm. Rosenberg of the Toggery Married in Chicago Thursday, August 19

 

     Announcements have been received here of the marriage of Wm. Rosenburg to Miss Betty Golden of 658 O’Brien St. Chicago, Dr. Uudelson officiating at the ceremony. 

     The newly wedded couple will go on their wedding trip to Duluth by way of the lakes.  They will spend a few days in Duluth, will leave Monday for Minneapolis and will arrive in Beach on Tuesday.

     The happy couple will make their future home in this city.

     Although the bride is not known here the hearty welcome extended to her by the many friends of her husband will make her feel at home.

     We all join in wishing them joy in the new life.

     The boys at the store are preparing for a warm reception for Bill.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 27th, 1915

 

Plotted Murder Of His Father

Young North Dakotan Confesses Before Drinking From Poison Cup

Williston, N.D., Aug. 23 -

     An unrealized ambition - the murder of his father - was confessed by Frank M. Durham, aged 20, in a note addressed to his mother found on his person after he had poisoned himself at the Durham home near Springbrook, this county.

     “Do not think I’m going crazy,” wrote young Durham.  “I have been thinking of killing myself for three years, but wanted to kill father first.”

     Young Durham and his father had quarreled and the young man had not been residing at home.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 3rd, 1915

 

Obituary

 

     Dollye Cox was born in Pole (sic), Ill., Oct. 5th, 1891.  There she grew to young womanhood.  In 1909 with her parents she came to Carlyle, Montana, and some years later to a farm three miles south of Beach, N. Dak.  On August 20th, she was married to Milton Warner.  After living with her parents several months Mr. and Mrs. Warner went to Polo, Ill., spending the winter at that place.  Last spring they returned to Beach making their home with Mrs. Warner’s parents.  On August 28th, after a short illness of complicated trouble she passed from this world to that one where sorrow and sickness are not known.  At the age of thirteen she was converted in a revival meeting held at Providence Chapel, near Polo, Ill.  On  January 28th, she united with the Methodist Episcopal church in Beach, remaining a faithful member until she joined the church triumphant.  Her prayers and testimonies in the public services of

the church were always full of implicit trust and confidence in Jesus her Savour and Sanctifier.  A short funeral service conducted by Rev. F. W. Gress, her pastor, was held at the home of her parents Sunday afternoon, August 29th, and interment was made at Shannon, Ill.  The deceased leaves a sorrowing husband, father and mother, three brothers, Dart, Charles and Guy, and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Gross of Polo, Ill., and Mrs. C. D. Jones of Phoenix, Ariz., besides many friends to mourn their loss and her early demise.  Death had no sting for Dollye for she knew that Jesus would see her safely thru the …. (remainder of article unreadable).

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 3rd, 1915

 

     Last Saturday, August 28th, Mrs. F. W. Whitaker gave a party in honor of their daughter Margaret’s 4th birthday.  About 20 boys and girls were present and all reported a very enjoyable time.  Miss Margaret was the recipient of a number of nice presents.  Sandwiches, ice cream and cake were served.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 3rd, 1915

 

Beach To Lose Two Residents

 

William Becker, Engineer at Power Plant Weds Hulda Malquist and Will Leave City

 

     It is rather a hard trick to play on Beach, but the young couple are happy and this should be sufficient.  William Becker, for some time past engineer at the electric light plant, slipped away to Wibaux last Saturday night and was there married to Miss Hulda Malquist at the residence of the priest at that place.  Becker then made the announcement that he had accepted a position in Minneapolis and that he and his bride would make their home there in the future.  They will leave Beach tomorrow morning.

     Gifford Horsemand and Elma Zeigweied stood up at the altar with the bridal couple.

     Tonight the newly wedded couple will be tendered a farewell supper at the bride’s parents home in this city by a number of their friends and well wishers.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 3rd, 1915

 

Guyer - Brockmeyer Wedding Yesterday

 

Romance of the Ranch Culminated With Ceremony at High Noon at Lutheran Church

 

     August Brockmeyer and Helen Guyer, prominent resident of the Rocky Butte district, were married at high noon yesterday by Rev. Kretzman of Miles City at the German Lutheran Church.  This is the climax of a romance begun on the ranch, as the groom is a prominent and prosperous young farmer with his property closely adjoining the Henry Guyer holdings.

     The bridal party was one of the most elaborate seen in Beach, Sam Brockmeyer, brother of the groom being best man and Rosy Guyer, sister of the bride, the bridesmaid.  The bride was charming in a flowing gown of crepe-de-meitre trimmed with old lace and carried the bridal bouquet of white roses.  Her attendants were also garbed in white, the material from the gowns being crepe-de-chene, and carried shower bouquets of pink asters.

     Owing to the rush of work at this season of the year the newly married couple will postpone their honeymoon trip until later in the fall, returning at once to the Brockmeyer ranch where they will make their home.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 3rd, 1915

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hartse are the proud parents of a baby girl.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 3rd, 1915

 

Newlyweds Come And Get Surprised

 

     When Mr. and Mrs. William Rosenberg stepped off the train Wednesday evening after completing their honeymoon trip, Mrs. Rosenberg was prepared to go and spend several hard days outfitting the little nest that the two will occupy, and Bill was ready

to find things topsy-turvy in “The Toggery” on account of John Hyman’s illness and the consequent shortage of help.  However, both were surprised as the new home on the Southside was found already prepared even as far as a fire laid in the bright little cooking stove, and in the store all was shipshape.

     Bill made one mistake by not knowing it sooner, and that was to take his bride to the hotel for the first night in the new hometown.  The furnishing of the house was the work of a number of Rosenberg’s friends under the leadership of Art Lewison,

and Lewison was also responsible for the good shape of the things in the store.

     Mrs. Roseberg (nee Miss Betty Golden of Chicago) should prove quite an acquisition to the Beach society as she was one of the leaders of the younger set in Chicago and is accomplished, beautiful, and vivacious.  Already several affairs have been planned for the young wife.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 10th, 1915

 

     There was a wedding dance at the hall Wednesday in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Alex LaSota who were married that day.  The bride, who was Miss Hilda Timms, and her husband are well known and highly respected in our community.  May much joy and supreme happiness be their lot together in life.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 10th, 1915

 

Deaths

Kenneth Leroy Cooper

 

Kenneth Leroy, the three years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy L. Cooper of Alpha, died Tuesday at the family residence.  The little fellow had been suffering from summer complaint for some time.  Funeral services were held yesterday morning from the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Rev. F. W. Gress officiating.  Interment was in the Beach cemetery.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 10th, 1915

 

Deaths

Baby Schmitz

 

    The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schmitz who reside ten miles southeast of Beach, died Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock of whooping cough.  Funeral services were held from the family home yesterday morning, burial being in the Beach cemetery.  The Rev. G. N. Keniston had charge of the ceremonies.  The other children in the family have also been afflicted with the cough but all are now doing

nicely.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 17th, 1915

 

Farmer Killed In Accident

 

Woodworth, N.D., Sept. 15 -

     Gunder Nelson, a farmer residing three miles southeast of Woodworth met a horrible death Monday by being accidentally shot by a gun held in the hands of Theordore Bly, a transient harvest harn from Colton, S.D.

     Nelson and Bly were hauling hay and Nelson called the attention of Bly to chickens in the road ahead, and Bly fired.  Another chicken got up and in throwing another shell into the chamber of the repeater, Bly’s canvass glove caught on the trigger and the gun went off, striking Nelson behind the right ear.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 17th, 1915

 

     A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lattrell who live south of the city, on September 8.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 17th, 1915

 

Deaths

Daniel Webster Johnson

     Daniel Webster Johnson, aged 74, the father of Mrs. H. M. Horney, died Monday at the Horney farm about four miles east of Beach.  Mr. Johnson was born in Vermont and suffered sometime past from general debility.  The body was shipped to Osceola, Iowa for interment.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 17th, 1915

 

Death

Baby Noll

 

     The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Noll, living near Burkey, died last Saturday at the family home.  The lad was but a month old and had endeared himself in that short time to all of the friends of the family.  The funeral was held Sunday and interment was made at Burkey.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 17th, 1915

 

Deaths

Kenneth Cooper

 

     Kenneth, the three years old son of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Cooper of Beach died last Tuesday, September 7 at the family home of summer complaint.  The child was born in Beach and was buried in the Beach cemetery.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 17th, 1915

 

Deaths

Mary Darby

 

     Mary Darby, the twelve years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Darby, well known residents of the Wibaux district, died last Thursday.  For many months past Mary had been a sufferer from Bright’s disease, and though given the best of care and

attention, and taken away for medical aid, it was found impossible to stop the disease’s course.  The family is sadly bereaved at the loss of one so young and at the same time who had proved herself such a brave little soul though tormented by almost continuous pains.  Mary was buried last Friday at the Wibaux cemetery.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 17th, 1915

 

Births

 

     E. J. Holven of the Hughes Oil Co. is all grins from ear to ear on account of the arrival of a son and heir on Monday the thirteenth.

     Ira A. Morris of Ollie is the proud father of a baby girl.  Miss Morris was born a week ago yesterday.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 24th, 1915

 

Card of Thanks

 

     We desire to thank the friends who so kindly ministered to our needs during our recent bereavement, the death of our infant son, Matthew Eugene and also for the beautiful floral tributes.

 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Noll

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 24th, 1915

 

     Word has been received in the city of the accidental death of Arthur W. Snow in Baymond (sic), Wash.  Mr. Snow was employed on the railroad at the aforesaid place.  He leaves a wife and two children, aged 7 and 4 years.  Mr. Snow has many friends in this vicinity that will be sorry to hear of his untimely death.  He was the son of the late J. W. Snow Sr.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 24th, 1915

 

Died Monday Morning

 

    The sad news of his father’s death was received by H. L. Halliday of this city Monday.  He left on the first train for the parental home at St. Cloud.  Thomas Halliday died at his home at St. Cloud, Sunday morning.  Mr. Halliday was engaged in the agency oil business, also farming and was fifty five years of age.  He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and eight children, H. L. Halliday of this city, Ray of Bismarck, a young brother Leon of St. Cloud, Rose of Great Falls, Mont., Ruth, Dorothy, Una and Edna at home.

     The numerous friends of Mr. Halliday sympathize with him in this time of sorrow and bereavement.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 24th, 1915

 

Mrs. T. J. Power’s Mother Dead

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     Mrs. Peter Jacobs, mother of Mrs. T. J. Power of this city and Mrs. O. T. Griffiths of Fargo formerly of this city, died Thursday, September 9 at her home in Wabasha, Minn., at the age of 52 years, death being due to cancer of the stomach.  Deceased had been ailing but three months, and although specialists were called to secure relief for her if possible, they could do nothing for her.

     Miss Alice Jacobs, a daughter, was visiting in Beach, when a telegram was received calling her and Mrs. Power to their mother’s bedside.  Later Mr. Power went east on a business trip and as her mother remained in about the same condition, Mrs. Power went to Minneapolis to meet him and return home, but was called back to Wabasha as Mrs. Jacobs had taken a sudden change for the worse and her life was fastly ebbing.  She was at her mother’s bedside when death came.

     Deceased is survived by her husband, five daughters and two sons.  They are Mrs. T. J. Power of this city, Mrs. Griffith of Fargo, Mrs. F. T. Russell of Minneapolis, Mrs. E. McLaughlin of Marshall, Minn., Miss Alice Jacobs and Ralph Jacobs of Wabasha and Frank Jacobs of Thief River Falls, Minn. 

     The funeral was held in Wabasha last Saturday, where interment took place September 11.  


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 24th, 1915

 

     The Baker (Mont.) Sentinel reports the death of Mrs. Janet Lang, who passed away in that village recently at the age of 76 years.  Mrs. Lang with her husband and three children came from Scotland in the early eighties and settled upon a ranch south

of Medora when the country was a wilderness, she being one of two women residents within several hundred miles.  There her husband died about twelve years ago.  The remains were taken to St. Paul, where the body was cremated and the ashes sent to

the old home in Scotland, where the ashes of her husband repose.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 24th, 1915

 

Rocky Butte -

     Mr. Sam, Oscar and Ben Bast mourn the death of their father which occurred last week at his home in South Dakota.  Mr. Bast invested in land in Golden Valley county in the early days and though his home was not here he always spent considerable time here with his sons every year.  He had spent the summer here this year and had just returned to South Dakota when the final summons came to tell him his work was finished here and to enter into the home beyond.  Mr. Bast was a devoted Christian and his presence will always be remembered by the little band of workers who organized the Sunday School in Rocky Butte school house many years

ago.  The faithful and devoted wife and mother was called to the land beyond about three years ago.  The friends and neighbors sympathize with the sons and their families in this their second bereavement in such a short time.  


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 24th, 1915

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. McPhee, a fine baby boy.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 1st, 1915

 

Five Children Burned To Death

 

Hobson, Montana, September 30 -

     One of the most frightful and shocking tragedies that ever occurred in this section of Fergus county happened at the Melvin P. Tucker farm, about eight miles north of Moccasin last week when fire destroyed the farm home and the five young children of Mr. and Mrs. Tucker were burned to death.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 1st, 1915

 

O’Keefe -  Odman

 

     The rumor, as stated in the Republican last week to the effect that Wm. O’Keefe had become a benedict, was this week confirmed, although we have been unable to learn details, as William failed to return.  However, it is stated from a reliable source

that he and Miss Olga Odmon formerly of Alpha, were married at Glendive on Saturday, September 11th, and have taken up their residence at Beach.  Mr. and Mrs. O’Keefe have both been employed on the J. B. Stoddard ranch for some time and have a large circle of friends in this locality with whom the Republican is pleased to join in extending congratulations and best wishes.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 1st, 1915

 

Thresher Killed When Engine Explodes

 

Langdon, N.D., September 20 -

     Beaton McDowell, aged 30, was killed when his threshing engine exploded.

     McDowell standing on the tender of his engine when the explosion occurred, was thrown back against the water tank, his back being broken by the impact.

     As he fell to the ground, the engine hurtled back, one of the tractor’s driving wheels pinning both his legs to the ground.  The main force of the explosion was out of the front of the engine, and sent the machine backwards.

     For ten minutes, fully conscious, he suffered while workmen attempted to release him.  Death, however, relieved his sufferings before the men were able to free him.

      The machine was being used on the Gautche farm, about nine miles north east of Langdon, when the accident happened.

     One other man was slightly injured when the drive belt was thrown off.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 1st, 1915

 

Little Girl Mortally Bitten By Rattlesnake

 

Four Year Old Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lem Moomey (sic) Dies From Rattlesnake Bite

 

     Wednesday afternoon little Helen the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lem Mooney, was bitten by a rattlesnake while playing a little way from the Mooney house, and although she was brought to town and put in the care of a physician as soon as possible the venom had had ample time to penetrate the blood of the little one and her life slowly ebbed away until yesterday morning when she died.

     As soon as the little girl screamed her mother went to her aid, and help was summoned at once.  Perry Allison, whose ranch is only a mile from the Mooney house, was called to her assistance, and loaded the victim and her parents into his Cadillac and made a hurried run for town, but as the distance is some fifteen miles and the roads are not the best, it must have been a matter of three hours or more from the time the child was bitten until she was placed in the doctor’s care, which was ample time for the poison to get in its deadly work.

     Dr. Bordwell did everything in his power to alleviate her suffering and overcome the effects of the poison, but to no avail and she died the next morning.

     The funeral was held this morning, Rev. Emerson holding short services at the burial grounds. - Marmarth Mail

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 1st, 1915

 

J. P. Reeves (sic) Celebrates Birthday

 

     The many friends of J. P. Reeve helped him celebrate his birthday on September 29, Wednesday, at the J. P. Reeve Farm Market.

     Excellent coffee and refreshments were served which tended to make one feel good-natured and to take a more optimistic view of life, after the gloomy weather of the past few days and all left expressing many hearty good wishes for J. P. Reeve and the Farm Market.

     The Advance together with a host of other friends wishes him many happy returns of the day.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 1st, 1915

 

Meets Death Accidently

 

     A shock to the community was caused Tuesday morning when the word reached town that Sam McNeal a homesteader of considerable prominence, living southwest of Belfield, had been accidentally killed.  It seems that some of his neighbor’s horses

had gotten into his grain sometime Monday evening.  Discovering their presence about eleven o’clock he saddled his pony and started out to chase them off.  In crossing a gully, his pony stumbled, throwing Mr. McNeil to the ground breaking his neck at the base of the brain.  Death was evidently instantaneous as the posture of the body when found was what looked to be the position it must have assumed when striking the ground.

     Mr. McNeil was a bachelor of 51 years of age, and was born and raised to manhood in South Carolina.  He was a member of the Masonic order, the Eagles, and held a $500 policy in the A.O.U.W. lodge.  He also owned some land in Montana.  His homestead contained a half section of land, part of which was in crop, the balance being used for pasturing his cattle - some ten in all - and his pony.  Besides his cattle he was feeding about 20 head of hogs.

     Deceased was a man of excellent character, one of his most commendable traits being his love of honesty.  Sam NcNeil paid cash and took the discount.  His personalities were strong, his likes and dislikes keenly cut and of sophistry he knew naught.  He feared God, loved his friends, pitied his enemies, and his everyday life was an exemplification of all three.

     The remains were prepared for burial by Undertaker A. A. Simmer and shipped to Pembroke, S.C., in charge of Attorney H. A. Mackoff.

     A mother and several brother and sisters survive him, his father having died last September. - Belfield Times

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 1st, 1915

 

Man Of Violent Temper Found Dead In Field

 

Medora, N.D., Sept. 21 -

     Sam NcNeil, an old Carolinian farmer living twenty miles southeast of here was found dead, by a dog in a field at 2 a.m. this morning.

     He was a man of violent temper and many thought he was somewhat deranged and was always quarreling with his neighbors and was of friends along the line, that have many time arrested for assault.  He was always making gun plays and threatening to

harm the nearby people.

     The body has not been officially route for overland traffic.  made possible this splendid enterprise and that will make the Red Trail and the National Parks Trans-continental Highway the popular  heartiest thanks for the generosity.

(Transcriber’s Note - this article is reproduced here exactly as printed by The

Advance)

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 8th, 1915

 

Arthur W. Snow Losses Life

 

     Arthur W. Snow, son of the late J. W. Snow of Beach was accidentally killed at Raymond, Wash.  He was on his way to town to hire help and tried to get onto a work train that was going about ten miles an hour.  He missed his hold with one hand and was thrown in front of the engine which was pushing the cars and it ran over him killing him instantly.  He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his untimely death.

     Arthur Snow was a resident of this city and vicinity for some years and was well and favorably known here.  He was the stepson of Mrs. Blodgett of this city.  The many friends of the deceased sympathize deeply with the widow and other relatives in this their sad bereavement.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 8th, 1915

 

Passed Away

 

     Joseiah R. Delany was born in Manlius, New York on Nov. 24th, 1846.  While yet a child, the parents immigrated to Wisconsin where the baby grew to young manhood.  It was while living there that at about the age of fifteen years he with his brother, W. H. gave their hearts to God and affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church of which he was a member at the time of his demise.  In 1870 Mr. Delany moved to Stackyville, Iowa, where soon after he met Miss Jennie Gordon who became his wife November 17th, 1875.  Two sons were born to this union in Iowa, Herbert and George.  The family after some years moved to Minnesota, remaining there about two years, and in 1881 removed to White, South Dakota.  There, another son, Dale was born to the parents.  In 1906 the family once more moved and this time to North Dakota where a home was made on a quarter section about ten miles north east of Beach.  While living here Mr. Delany was bereaved in the loss of his wife, who died in March 1912.  After Mrs. Delany’s death Mr. Delany made his home with his sons, two of whom had homes of their own.  In the spring of 1914 the whole Delany contingent immigrated to Wrightville, Sask., Can., where they all took up homesteads.  It was while living there about three weeks before death, Mr. Delany took a severe cold which turned into bronchial pneumonia, causing his death September 29, 1915.  The body was taken to Beach, North Dakota attended by Herbert and George and interment was made in the Beach cemetery where Mrs. Delany lies buried.  The funeral services were in charge of the Masonic Lodge of Beach, of which Mr. Delany was a member, and were held in the Methodist church, Sunday afternoon, October 3rd, 1915, at two o’clock, Rev. Gress, Mr. Delany’s pastor preaching the funeral sermon.  Mr. Delany leaves his three sons, a brother, and other relatives besides many friends and neighbors to mourn their loss, but to rejoice in his gain he having laid off this earthly tabernacle to moulder in dust till Jesus comes again, but his spirit having gone home to God, who gave it.  Many were the floral tributes expressive of the friendship and love for Mr. Delany who died at a ripe age.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 8th, 1915

 

     D. E. Delany is here from Wrightsville, Sask., Canada.  He was called here upon a sad mission, that of attending his father’s funeral.  Mr. Delany was at one time a well known business man of this city being connected with the firm of Brault & Company.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 8th, 1915

 

     Dr. and Mrs. Stough are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine pair of twins, a boy and a girl that came to reside with the doctor’s family on Tuesday morning.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 8th, 1915

 

Horrible Accident Causes Death

 

     Chester Serviss, aged about 22 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Serviss of the Lindsay country, died at the General hospital on Monday from the effects of injuries received last Friday while operating an engine which was running a threshing machine on the

farm of Charles F. Rainey.  Funeral services were held at the Congregational church and conducted by Rev. W. L. Meinzer, yesterday afternoon and the body was interred in the Glendive cemetery.

     The accident which caused the death of the young man was a terrible one.

     Serviss, who was a dentist by profession, had been in the east during last winter completing his studies, and came back to Montana last spring to work throughout the summer.  He had been running the threshing engine for some time.  Immediately before the accident occurred, and while the engine was running, he climbed to the top of the big machine in order to pour some water in a tank, or reservoir, which it is understood is used for cooling purposes.  While doing so his foot slipped and he was thrown into the driving wheel which whirled his body around, crushed and mangled his right arm and left leg and otherwise injured his body in a frightful manner.

     Elmer Myers, who was working with Serviss, stopped the engine as quickly as possible, but was unable to get the injured man out of the wheel.  He was finally gotten out by three or four men who were working with the threshing machine, and was rushed to Glendive.

     The mangled arm was amputated and it was feared if his leg was removed that he would be unable to withstand the shock.  Gangrene set in however, and all efforts to save his life were unavailing.

     The young man was married about one year ago to a Miss Mabon, who was teaching school in the Lindsay country, and who has a homestead near Jordan, where she was staying when the accident occurred.  Following the amputation of his arm, the injured man wrote a letter to his wife and she arrived in the city shortly before he died.

     The family is well known in the Lindsay neighborhood, and the young man was popular with all who knew him.  The awful accident and his untimely death were a shock to the community. - Dawson County Review

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 8th, 1915

 

Pretty Nuptials Celebrated At Shaack Home

 

      A wedding, charming in all its appointments took place Friday, September 17, at Chicago, at the home of the bride’s parents, in celebration of the nuptials of Miss Rigmore Schaack of Chicago and C. Guy Brewer of Beach.  The home of the bride’s parents was prettily decked in the season’s foliage and flowers and formed a beautiful setting for the event.

     The wedding festivities continued for three days at the home of the bride’s parents.  After the wedding Mr. and Mrs. Brewer spent a few days at the bride’s home, then went to the home of the groom’s parents at Terre Haute, Ind., where they spent a week also visited some of the summer resorts.   They spent some time at Turkey Run a summer resort located on a part of the estate recently inherited by G. L. Brewer the father of the groom.  They stopped at St. Paul for a short time then came on to their western home arriving in Beach Monday evening.

      While Mr. Brewer has been a resident of Beach for some time having an excellent position at the Beach post office where his accommodating ways have gained him many friends.  This is the first time Mrs. Brewer has lived here but she likes the friendly hospitable atmosphere that is always felt by a stranger coming into this western city.

     Mr. Brewer will retain his position at the post office while Mrs. Brewer will manage the book and stationery store at the office lobby. 

     The Advance joins with a host of other friends in giving this worthy couple the very best of wishes for a long, happy and prosperous time in their wedded life.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 15th, 1915

 

Girl Bride, Deserted, Ends Life With Poison

 

Sioux Falls, S.D., Oct. 8 -

     The coroner’s jury returned a verdict of suicide after investigating the tragic death at her apartments on the upper floor of a local business block of Paulina Wisenbeiler, 17-year old daughter of a farmer living near Corson.  The girl had been married, but was deserted by her husband and came to Sioux Falls to work.  Her parents insisted on her returning home and rather than go back to the farm, she swallowed an ounce of carbolic acid.  


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 15th, 1915

 

Boiler Maker Weir Dead At Billings

 

Mechanic Formerly With Milwaukee at Miles City is Killed By Accident

 

Miles City, Oct. 14 -

     Word was received by the secretary of the Boilermakers’ local of Miles City of the death of Thomas Weir, a boilermaker at Billings.  Mr. Weir was reported to have been killed while at work by an accident.  He was employed in the Milwaukee shops at Miles City about a year ago.  A brother resides at Mobridge, where he publishes a newspaper.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 15th, 1915

 

Minnesota Pioneer To Be Buried Today

 

     Funeral services over the remains of Andrew Ames, the first white man to settle in Renville county Minnesota, after the Indian massacre, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ethel S. McVeety, 1016 Seventh street north at 10:30 o’clock Saturday night, will be held from the home at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon by Rev. E. C. Ford, pastor of the Plymouth Congregational church.  Interment will be made at Riverside.

     Death of the early Minnesotan was due to old age, having lived 82 years.  For the last 14 years he had been making his home with his daughter in this city.  A nephew, L. D. Ames, resides at Oakes, N.D.

     Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Wasem undertaking establishment.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 15th, 1915

 

Youth Dies In Molten Stream

 

Butte, Mont., Oct 14 -

     Falling thirty feet over the perpendicular wall of the slag dump at the East Butte smelter, Ed Zachman, aged 19 years, son of Joseph Zachman, shift boss, met a terrible death at midnight in a river of melted rock which had been carried from the

furnaces.

     The father looked down from the wall above and saw the body of his son while in the flames of moulton slag.  Without a chance to rescue but with self-sacrificing bravery, the elder Zachman made his way to a place close enough to the body so that he could fish it out of the blazing mass with iron hooks.

      When he recovered the remains there was little more than a charred skeleton.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 15th, 1915

 

Curl - Lyles Wedding Monday

 

     The many friends of Miss Maude Curl were very pleasantly surprised at the announcement of her marriage to Mr. Vance Lyles a young farmer near Williams.   The marriage occurred at Glendive.  Miss Lillian Lyles sister of the groom and Mr. Eddie Gonzalas attended the marriage ceremony of the contracting parties.

     The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Curl and came to Golden Valley with her parents when she was a child and has grown to young womanhood in our midst.  She attended school in Lone Tree Dist. where she endeared herself to her teachers and schoolmates by her lovable disposition.  For the past few years she has attended school in Beach where she graduated last year.

     She has made a host of friends in the home, school and church circles.  The groom is a fine young man of splendid abilities.  The many friends of this worthy young couple wish them much happiness and prosperity in their wedded life.  The Advance joins the large number in extending most hearty congratulations.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 15th, 1915

 

Justin Curry Dies From Injuries

 

     Justin Curry, about 50 years of age, who lived near the Dan Harris ranch on a homestead, was thrown from a wagon which he was driving Saturday afternoon and the wheel passed over his head, inflicting injuries from which he died at the Elizabeth hospital Monday morning without regaining consciousness.  He has no relatives, so far as known.  The funeral was held Tuesday from the Congregational church, conducted by Rev. Taylor, and interment was had in the Baker cemetery.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 15th, 1915

 

 Baby Burned While Mother Was At Work in Garden

 

Mandan, N.D., October 12 -

     While Mrs. Alvin Richter was working in the garden at the farm home near Flasher this afternoon the house caught fire.  Despite the flames she rushed into the place to get her six month’s old son.  The babe had, however inhaled flames and although rushed to the hospital was beyond medical aid and died shortly after.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 22nd, 1915

 

Mrs. Hans Larson Called Home

 

     Mrs. Eleanor Murray Larson was called from her earthy cares in this city October 18.  Mrs. Larsen had been ill for some time from a complication of troubles.  Her last illness started from an attack of gall stones which was an old trouble with her and after this last attack she declined very rapidly when the end of her sufferings came. 

     Mrs. Larsen was only thirty-four years old.  She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, also a mother and brother and other relatives.  Her mother came from Hammond, Minn. to be with her daughter and her brother from Ismay, Mont., was here also Mr. Larsen’s parents from southern Minnestoa.

     Mrs. Larsen was a devoted Christian being a communicant of the Catholic church.

     The funeral services were held in the Catholic church of this place.  Rev. Father Cieslewiez of Wibaux officiated at the funeral ceremony.  She leaves many relatives, friends and neighbors to mourn their loss but what is their loss is her gain, the spirit having gone home to God, who gave it.  The body was laid to rest in the Beach Catholic cemetery to await the great day of resurrection when all those that die in the Lord shall be gathered together, and there will be no parting or shedding of tears.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 22nd, 1915

 

Bereft Twice In Short Time

 

     The sad news was received this morning by T. J. Power that his wife’s father, Peter Jacobs of Wabasha, Minn., had just passed away. 

    Mr. Jacobs had been seriously ill for some time and Mrs. Power left yesterday on No. 2 to be with her father at home but she failed to reach there in time to see him alive.

     It will be remembered that Mrs. Power’s mother died a short time ago.  The many friends of Mrs. Power extend to her their heartfelt sympathy in this the hour of her second bereavement in such a short time.

    Mr. Jacobs was one of the pioneers of Minnesota.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 12th, 1915

 

     The home of E. A. Clark of this city was gladdened by the arrival of a fine baby boy last Monday.  


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 12th, 1915

 

Prominent Citizen Called Home

 

Beach and Vicinity Grieves for One of Her Pioneer Settlers Passed Away

 

     Jay L. Jordan was born at Nakona, Ill., October 1, 1864.

    He was married to Mary Elizabeth Hilton on February 14, 1888.  He is the father of eight children.

     His children are Mrs. C. R. Johnson, Mrs. Clarence Steele, Fred Jordan, Carl Jordan, Nora Jordan, Mrs. M. E. Baker, Clarence Jordan and Gerald Jordan.  He came to North Dakota in 1907.

     Mr. Jordan was considered one of our most successful farmers.  He came onto his farmstead some eight years ago and has developed it into one of the most productive grain growing farms in Golden Valley.  As a neighbor he was irreproachable accommodating even to a fault.

     His demise will be greatly regretted by the progressive farmers of the county as well as by his intimate friends in the  Congregational church in which church he was a very active officer, and was among its most consecrated members.

     A beautiful floral cross is a gift of the members of the Congregational society in token of his large and active interests in the affairs of the church.

     Mr. Jordan’s illness was of comparative short duration.  Some three weeks ago he was taken with what was thought to be a minor stomach trouble.  However the suffering grew acute and he was taken to Dickinson Hospital where an operation revealed that he had an abscess of the stomach and it was deemed that his recovery was of great doubt.

     He died Tuesday morning, Nov 9, at about 5:30, Mrs. Jordan attending him.

     The funeral services will be held at the Congregational church this afternoon at 2:00 o’clock.  Rev. Keniston will conduct the service, after which all that is mortal of Jay L. Jordan will be laid to rest in the local cemetery.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 19th, 1915

 

John J. Bloom Dies At Carlyle

 

     The people of Carlyle and this city were shocked last week when they learned of the death of John J. Bloom which occurred suddenly at six o’clock Thursday evening, after but a few hours illness, death being caused by heart trouble.  Deceased was 45

years of age and is survived by his widow and two sisters residing in South Dakota.  Mr. Bloom was married to Agnes Hogan about five years ago and he and his wife came to Carlyle where he resided for a year or two.  He then removed to Savage, Mont., and after two years residence at that place he returned to Carlyle.

     Last summer Mr. Bloom disposed of part of his farm to A. L. Martin of Sentinel Butte for the purpose of securing a townsite at Calyle in which territory he was much interested.  He was having a building erected on the new townsite but now it is stopped by his untimely death.

      The body was shipped to Hurley, S. D., where Mrs. Bloom’s former home is located and there the funeral was held.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 19th, 1915

 

McManigal - McNeil

     A wedding of much interest to the entire Burkey community was solemnized at Glendive, Montana, last Friday, Nov. 12th, when Miss Rosa McManigal and Mr. C. W. McNeil of Wolf Point, Montana, were united in marriage, Rev. Bliss of the M. E. church officiating.  Miss McManigal has been a very successful teacher in this vicinity during the past six years and has a host of friends who wish her much happiness and prosperity.  The groom is a prosperous farmer at Wolf Point where the happy pair will reside.  Mr. McNeill and Miss McManigal were sweethearts at Wells, Minnesota before coming here and this wedding is thus the culmination of a romance of several years.  The bride was gowned in white silk crepe and the groom wore conventional black. - Sentinel Butte Republican 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 19th, 1915

 

Civil War Veteran Died Last Week

 

Colonel A. P. Connolly, Old Time Newspaper Writer of Minnesota Dies

 

     Colonel Alonzo Putnam Connolly, one of the widely known civil war veterans of the northwest came to St. Anthony in 1857 and who besides his civil war record was an Indian fighter and state pioneer, died last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. W. Gardner, in Minneapolis.  He had for years been prominent in Grand Army circles and was instrumental in organizing and perfecting the Minnesota National Guard.  In the early days of statehood he went up the Red River of the North and helped to establish a trading post and townsite at Georgetown, Minnesota.  Colonel Connolly was one of the best known newspaper men of early days in Minneapolis.  He was a member of the publishing firm of Gray & Connolly that issued the St. Anthony Daily Advertiser.  In later years he was attached to the staffs of the St. Anthony Express, the Minnesotan, Pioneer Press, St. Paul Glove and other publications.  He was born October 15 in Sheffield, New Brunswick, and removed to St. Anthony May 1, 1857.  In 1858 he married Eugenia Leaming who had come to Minnesota in 1852 and was the first school teacher in Minneapolis.

     His residence in Minneapolis has been continuous since 1857 with the exception of his Civil War service and 13 years of absence when he was with Chicago Inter Ocean.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 19th, 1915

 

Obituary

 

     Jay L. Jordan was born in Henry County, Ill., Oct. 1, 1864 and died at the St. Joseph Hospital at Dickinson, North Dakota at 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 9th, 1915, at the age of fifty-one years, one month and nine days.  He moved to Nodaway County, Missouri, with his parents in 1884.  He was married to Mary E. Hilton in 1888.  To this union there were born eight children:  Mrs. C. R. Johnson; Mrs. C. J. Stiehl; J. R. Jordan, deceased; Carl S. Jordan; Nora E. Jordan; Mrs. Earl Baker; Clarence H. Jordan; Gerald F. Jordan.  Three brothers and three sisters are living:  F. M. Jordan, Winterset, Iowa; T. D. Jordan, Hydro, Oklahoma; Mrs. George Reed, Sumner, Nebraska; S. D. Jordan, Skidmore, Missouri; Mrs. Chas. Tweed, Minco, Oklahoma; and Mrs. Hud McDowell, Gothenburg, Nebraska.

     Among those who attended the funeral were S. D. Jordan, brother of the deceased, Mrs. C. H. Bailey, Mrs. C.A. Simmons and J. E. Hilton, sisters and brother of Mrs. J. L. Jordan, Mrs. John Dever and family, niece of deceased.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 19th, 1915

 

Obituary

 

     Mrs. Henrietta Lee was born in Jackson Co., Ohio, June 19th, 1847.  At the age of seven years she moved with her people to Illinois.  At eleven years of age she moved to Iowa, and in May 1909 took up her residence seven miles from Medora, No. Dak.,

where she died Nov. 16, 1915.  She was married to W. M. Lee of Medora, September 24, 1865.  To them were born ten children, two of whom died in childhood.

     The others are all living and all but one were present at the funeral.

     They are Mrs. Nancy Schmidt, Fred Lee, Robert Lee, Jacob Lee, Willie Lee, Mrs. Zora Swingle, Mrs. Dora Young and Mr. Granville Lee.  Grandmother Lee leaves some eighteen grandchildren making a host of immediate relatives who will miss her kindly face.  She became a member of the church at the age of seventeen and always lived a Christian life.  The one who has lived closest to her life testified of her, he never heard her speak ill of anyone.  She was a loving wife, a kind mother, loved in her community and is now mourned by many.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 19th, 1915

 

Popular Young Couple Wed

 

     Miss Melissa Brown and K. C. Arness two of our popular young people of Beach were married in Glendive this week.

     Miss Lillian Thompke and John Brown, brother of the bride attended the marriage ceremony of the contracting parties.

     Miss Brown has been engaged in business in the Square Deal Restaurant and bakery for some time and has made many friends in the city by her kindly and obliging ways.

     K.C. Arness is one of our young business men being engaged in the painting and decorating business.  He is well liked by a large circle of friends.  The Advance joins with a host of other friends in wishing the happy young couple a long, happy and prosperous life.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 26th, 1915

 

Bublitz - Lunder

 

     A very pretty wedding occurred Thanksgiving afternoon at the farm home of the bridal couple near Chama when Miss May Bublitz and Mr. Niles J. Lunder were united in marriage by Rev. George N. Keniston of Beach.

     The ceremony was performed in the presence of the bride’s parents and Miss Metelia Lunder, sister of the groom also Mr. Howard Stockwell a friend of Mr. Lunder.

     Immediately after the ceremony a sumptuous wedding breakfast was served.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 26th, 1915

 

Trumbull - Marshall

 

     A very pretty wedding was solemnized at St. John’s Church Thanksgiving morning.  Rev. Father Wolpers performed the wedding ceremony.

     The bride, Miss Margaret Trumbull was one of the teachers in the Beach schools last years and has a large circle of friends in this city.  Roy Marshall, the groom is well and favorably known and has many friends in the city and vicinity.  Miss Julia Trumbull and Harry Huesbee attended the marriage ceremony. 

     A host of friends wish them much happiness in their wedded life.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 26th, 1915

 

Leudndergen - Normandea

 

     The wedding of Miss Daisy O. Leudnderger and Mrs. Peter Normandea occurred at the Congregational parsonage Thanksgiving morning at 10:30 Rev. Geo. N. Keniston officiating at the marriage ceremony.

     Mr. Normandea is from Sanford, Maine, but is now busily engaged with carpenter work in the town of Golva.  The bride is a resident of Golden Valley residing with her parents near Golva.

     The bride was beautifully attired in white mescaline and wore Lillies of the Valley and the groom was dressed in the conventional black.

     After the wedding Mr. and Mrs. Normandea repaired to the home of the bride’s parents where a sumptuous dinner was served.

     They will go for a short honeymoon trip to the twin cities and will then return and make their future home at Golva.  Their large circle of friends wish them much prosperity and happiness in their wedded life.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 26th, 1915

 

     Harry A. Brastrup of Beach will be married at the home of his sister Mrs. Harry Tucker at Courtney, on Saturday and will return to Beach with his bride Sunday.  Further particulars next week.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 26th, 1915

 

     Last Thursday afternoon Eva Cobleigh of Horse Creek, Montana, and George Wagner of Horse Creek, but formerly of this vicinity were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at Wibaux by Rev. R. B. Walker of the Congregational church of that place.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 26th, 1915

 

Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Beier Mourn Death Of Little Son

 

     The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Beier passed away at a Bismarck hospital last week.

     The little son was taken ill three weeks ago and the anxious parents brought him to Beach to consult a physician.  The mother and child remained in Beach where the little one received treatment for a short time, until the local physical deemed it advisable for the child to be taken to Dickinson to be treated by a specialist.

    Not receiving any benefit at Dickinson they went to Bismarck for further advice from Bismarck doctors.  But all the care was of no avail.

     Little Walter was born April 25th, 1915 and died Nov. 20, 1915.

     The funeral services were held at the home Monday, Nov. 22, interment taking place in the Beach cemetery.  Rev. Burns preached the funeral sermon using this comforting text.  The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.

     The little life was short but God in his infinite goodness and wisdom gave him to the parents and little brother Arthur to brighten their lives for a time and we may all rest assured that the mission that God gave little Walter in this world was fulfilled before He called him unto Himself.  To that home where there is no sickness, sorrow or death.  The entire community sympathize deeply with the family whose home has been entered by death twice within a little over the short space of three years.  Death claimed at that time their little twins, a boy and a girl. 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 3rd, 1915

 

     Miss Nora Jordan, who has been absent from school during the illness and death of her father, started teaching again last Monday.  Mrs. Herman taught during her absence. 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 3rd, 1915

 

Busse - Brastrup

 

     On Friday evening, Nov. 26, a beautiful and quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tucker at Courtney.  Miss Mollie Busse of Jamestown was united in marriage to Harry A. Brastrup of Beach.  Rev. Armstrong of Kensal officiated at the wedding ceremony.

     Miss Anna Nelson of Jamestown attended the bride and Fred Brastrup, brother of the groom was best man.

     Immediately after the ceremony a sumptuous wedding supper was served.

     The bride and groom were the recipients of many and beautiful presents.

     The wedding guests that attended from other places were Mr. and Mrs. Brastrup, parents of the groom, who autoed over to Courtney from Jamestown, and Fred Brastrup, wife and daughter who reside in Livingstone, Mont., and George Brastrup, a

brother of the groom and his wife who reside in Courtney were present.

     On Sunday the happy couple arrived in Beach on No. 1.  Twenty-five of the young couple’s friends met them at the depot and gave them a most pleasant surprise.

     Mr. and Mrs. Brastrup wil make their home in the Harry Wall residence for the present.

     H. A. Brastrup went into business in Beach some months ago and has made many friends in both the social and business life.  His wife will receive a hearty welcome and we are glad that this young couple decided to make their home in Beach.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 10th, 1915

 

Wife Of A Rice Lake Farmer Is Burned To Death

 - - - -

Minot, December 9 -

     A terrible accident occurred near Rice Lake Wednesday afternoon when Mrs. Stephen Pitts, wife of a well known farmer, suffered burns from which she died within a few hours.  Mr. Pitts was brought to Minot within a short time after the accident, passing away at St. Joseph’s hospital.

     Mr. Pitts has been ill in St. Joseph’s hospital in this city for several weeks, Mrs. Pitts being left with the four children to look after the farm.  A baking powder can containing about six ounces of kerosene had been left on the warming oven and Mrs. Pitts, in attempting to get something from the top of the oven knocked the can over onto the hot stove.  The kerosene exploded instantaneously, the flames being thrown all abut (sic) the frantic woman.  Her clothing was nearly all burned from her body. 

The hired man, C. A. Jorgenson, managed to put out the fire, but in doing so, his hands were painfully burned.

     Neighbors were notified and a doctor was summoned from Minot.  The woman was taken from her home to Drady in a sleigh by Julius Hanson and Mr. Hillesland and from there was brought to the city in an auto.  When the sleigh arrived at Drady Mrs. Pitts was more dead than alive.  She suffered terribly but her agony and her pain was partially relieved by opiates.

     The remains will probably be sent to her old home in the east for burial.  Relatives were notified last night by wire.

     Mrs. Pitts was 35 years of age.  She had lived in Ward county several years and had endeared herself to many.  The husband and children have the sincere sympathy of every. . . . . . . .

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 10th, 1915

 

Lone Tree -

     Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sifert celebrated their silver wedding Saturday evening, Nov. 27.  Between forty and fifty guests were present, and were pleasantly entertained with cards.  A bounteous repast was served at night.  On leaving among other pleasant things the guest expressed a wish that they might meet again twenty-five years hence to celebrate the golden wedding of the host and hostess.  Many beautiful silver gifts were given to the happy couple, who still look fresh and youthful after twenty-five years of wedded bliss.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 10th, 1915

 

     The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. William Orr will rejoice with them over the arrival of a fine pair of twins at their home at Golva.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 17th, 1915

 

Crushed Under Load of Grain

 

     Gustaf Itrich, one of the best known farmers of the New Salem district sustained injuries shortly before 7 o’clock the other evening from which he died an hour and a half later.

     He had driven into New Salem with a big load of grain from his farm two and a half miles from that place, had stopped at a store to purchase various articles and was mounting to his seat on the wagon when the team became frightened.

     When the horses started to run Itrich was thrown under the wagon both the front and rear wheels passing over him.  He called for help and pedestrians picked him up, carrying him to the office of Dr. Fisher.  However medical aid was unavailing.

     All of his ribs were broken, his breast bone and collar bone crushed, one of his lungs punctured and his lower jawbone broken.  He lived about an hour and a half after the accident.

      Gustaf Itrich came to New Salem nearly 25 years ago and has practically all of the time since, been engaged in farming.  He owned a splendid place just a short distance from New Salem.  Four sons, three daughters and his wife survive him.  He was 60

years of age.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 24th, 1915

 

Killed By Fall From Train

 

     John B. Prescott of Syracuse, N.Y., a tenor singer in the Arthur Claimage Musical Comedy company, was killed by falling from a northern Pacific passenger train as it was crossing the bridge over the Red river from Moorhead.  He had evidently gone to the vestibule of the train to get some fresh air and in some way lost his balance as the train entered on the trestle.  He was not missed until the train reached Fargo and a search was instituted.  He fell a distance of about twenty feet.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 24th, 1915

 

Pioneer Woman of 1849 Dies on Old Homestead

 

Mrs. Gideon Pond Was Widow of One of First Two White Men

 

     Mrs. Gideon H. Pond, widow of Gideon H. Pond, who was missionary to the Sioux Indians and one of the first two white residents of the present site of Minneapolis, is dead on the old Pond homestead at Bloomington.  She was one of the first white women who came to the site of Minneapolis and her death removes one of the best known women pioneers of the state.

     Mrs. Pond was 90 years old.  She was born at Greenfield, Ohio, in the year 1825, and came to Minneapolis in 1843 with her first husband, Robert Hopkins, to do missionary work for the Presbyterian church.  With her husband she came up the Mississippi river by boat and went to Lac Qui Parle.  As a resident at Lac Qui Parle in the next two years she saw much of the Indian warfare of the early days and had many exciting adventures.  Mrs. Hopkins taught a class of Indian girls.

     Mrs. Pond’s first visit to the site of the present Minneapolis was in 1843.  In writing of this visit for “Old Rail Fence Corners,: the book of pioneer sketches published by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. Pond said: “There was only a little mill there with a hut for the soldiers who guarded it.  The falls were wonderful.  I thought I had never seen anything more beautiful.  The spray

caught the sun and the prismatic colors added to the scene.  The roaring could be heard a long way off.”

     Mrs. Pond is survived by two children by her first marriage, and six children by her second marriage.  The funeral will take place Monday at 2 p.m. from the Presbyterian church established by her husband at Bloomington.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 24th, 1915

 

Aged Man Dies From Coal Gas

 

Rugby, N.D., December 21 - Peter C. Jorstad, who had been a resident of Pierce country for about 25 years, was found dead at his farm home two miles south of Baxton.  Death was evidently caused by coal gas and there was nothing to suggest foul play or sickness other than that caused by the gas which suffocated the aged man.  When found he had evidently been dead about twenty-four hours.

     For several years he had made his home at Hillsboro and during the winter of 1882 Mrs. Jorstad died while the family was still living in the Red River valley.  Shortly afterwards Mr. Jorstad removed to McHenry county, where he lived ten years before moving to the farm where he has since made his home.  There were no children.

     His brother, C. A. Ulland, of Mayville, was here to look after the affairs of the deceased and O. A. Ulland, son of C. A., has been appointed administrator of the estate and spent several days here last week in that capacity.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 24th, 1915

 

Veteran Engineer At Asylum Is Dead

 

Jamestown, N.D., December 14 -

     Thos. Pettigrew, who has been chief engineer at the sate hospital for the insane of North Dakota at Jamestown since 1889, passed away at the hospital.  His death came suddenly following a brief attack of la grippe, from which he had apparently recovered.  He had been ill about a week previously and while recuperating had attempted to attend to certain of his duties at the institution.  He had contracted an additional cold that had settled on his lungs and which he did not have sufficient strength to throw off.  His condition was not considered dangerous Sunday afternoon, but in the evening he suffered greater difficulty in breathing and suddenly passed away with his wife at his bedside.  As the illness was not generally known the report of the death of Mr. Pettigrew came as a great shock to his many friends.  He was 72 years old.  Mr. Pettigrew has a wide circle of friends and acquaintances over the state 

and is known for his many fine traits of character, for his unusual skill and efficiency in his profession as an engineer.  He was also considered one of the best road men of the community.  Mr. Pettigrew was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Jamestown lodge, B.P.O. Elks.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 24th, 1915

 

Kramer - Beach

 

     Wednesday, December 22, at 2:30 o’clock occurred the marriage of two very popular young people of Holden Valley.  Troy E. Beach was married to Ella D. Kramer, Rev. H. Trinklein officiating.  The ceremony took place at the German Lutheran parsonage in this city.

     The bride and groom were accompanied by Herman Kramer and Miss Dessa Prouty.

     The groom is one of Ollie’s progressive business men and is the proprietor of the Ollie Opera House.  May their days be long, prosperous and happy in this land.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 24th, 1915

 

     Mrs. Joe Enos, 32 years of age, wife of Joe Enos, died Saturday, December 18, of peritonitis.  Mrs. Enos was born in Norway.  The deceased leaves to mourn her husband and one child.

     Rev. Ira Hammer conducted the funeral service at Carlyle.  The many friends extend their sympathy to the father and daughter in their hour of trail.

 


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 24th, 1915

 

Little Margaret Crowford (sic) Dead

 

     Never has the Republican been called upon to chronicle a death more sad than that of Margaret Crawford, fourteen-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Crawford, which occurred on Tuesday evening of this week at St. Joseph’s hospital in Dickinson.  The little girl was taken sick last Friday evening with an attack of appendicitis, which by Monday became so severe that it was decided to take her to the hospital for an immediate operation.  The operation was performed Monday evening but the appendix had burst and the doctors entertained but little hope for her recovery.  On Tuesday evening, just about twenty-four hours after the operation, she

passed peacefully away.

     Margaret was everybody’s friend, she was a girl of unusually sunny and even disposition, a favorite at school, always at the head of her classes, and a girl whom everybody loved.  That she should be taken thus in the flower of her girlhood brings a grief well nigh unbearable to her parents and two brothers and little sister, and settles a pall of gloom over the entire community.

     Sympathy to the bereaved family for a loss such as this is beyond our power to express and yet we know that the hearts of all go out to them in their irreparable loss and that all feel a sympathy greater than can be told in words.

     The body was brought from Dickinson on Wednesday and the funeral held at the Congregational church Thursday forenoon.  Rev. John Orchard preached the funeral sermon and the body was laid to rest in the cemetery east of town.  Many beautiful floral offerings decorated the casket and the church and there was especially large attendance at the funeral despite the cold weather. - Sentinel Butte Republican