BIRTH, MARRIAGES, DEATHS FROM

GOLDEN VALLEY CHRONICLE

1908

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  2nd, 1908

 

     E. D. Baker and Miss Emma Sommerfield were quietly married on Monday evening, December 23, at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. A. Douglas officiating.  Her sister, Miss Ida Sommerfield, attended the bride while C. C. Stockstill acted as best man.   The happy young couple took up house keeping at once in the home which Mr. Baker had prepared for them. - Pioneer

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  2nd, 1908

 

     Roy Taylor writes from Mitchell, S.D., that he is the happy daddy of a daughter born on Christmas day.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  9th, 1908

 

J. Bosseman Weds At Carrington, N.D.

 

Burkey Correspondence -

     J. Bosseman recently returned from Carrington, N.D. with his bride.  Christmas night his neighbors and friends gave them a pleasant surprise in shape of an old fashioned charivari.  John was equal to it however, invited them in and after a few hours were spent socially and the crowd treated to oranges, they left wishing Mr. and Mrs. Bosseman a life long round of happiness.  They will be at home on their homestead one-half mile north of his father.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  9th, 1908

 

Man Shot In Cold Blood On Claim Near Horswel

 

     Monday morning at about nine o'clock, Ingam Toomby was shot and killed by Carl Huffy.  There had been a standing difficulty between the two since July.  Toomby was coming into Huffy's shack for a settlement.  He had just stepped inside the door when  Huffy fired.  The bullet entered just below the heart and came out under the left shoulder blade.

     A neighbor by the name of Argard was going into Huffy's shack to ask for the loan of the horse and came upon the scene of the tragedy while the dying man's lips were yet moving.  He hastened to bring the proper officers, a coronoer's inquest was held; the county sheriff then took Huffy and placed him in the jail at Mott.  The dead man's friends have been sent for.  Both men are bachelor's and Huffy lived with his mother who is rendered half frantic over the affair. - Post

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  9th, 1908

 

     Frank Noll and wife of Burkey are the happy parents of a daughter born January 6th.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  9th, 1908

 

     Born Jan. 5, 1908, to Mr. and Mrs. Gallus Zinch northwest of town, a son.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  9th, 1908

 

     Dr. Museus reports the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bartle near Sentinel Butte, Jan. 2, '08

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  16th, 1908

 

     Thos. Kennedy and wife are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on Jan. 12.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  16th, 1908

 

     A. J. Okeefe returned Saturday from Sioux Falls, S.D., where he was called by the death of an uncle.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  16th, 1908

 

     A ten pound girl arrived on Saturday morning to cheer the lives and brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. Summerfield - Pioneer

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  23rd, 1908

 

     Miss Selina Kessel and Mr. Konrad Korstan of Fayette, N.D. will be married on Tuesday, January 28.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  23rd, 1908

 

A Pretty Wedding - Popular Young People Wedded This Week

Only near Relatives and Friends present, Will make their Home at Beach, N.D.

 

     A very pretty marriage was solemnized Tuesday evening when Albert R. Thompson and Miss Victoria Thompson were united in wedlock, Rev. Gulbrandson performing the ceremony in the presence of only near friends and relatives at the home of the bride's mother.

     Promptly at eight o'clock Miss Bessie Gulbrandson struck up the wedding march and the bridal party entered the parlor where they were married under an arch of smilax.  The bride was prettily attired in a gown of cream crepe de chine and wore bridal roses.

     Miss Mattie Thompson, a sister of the bride, attended as bridesmaid.  She was dressed in white silk mull and wore pink carnations.  Irvin Knutson acted as groomsman.

     Immediately after the ceremony an elaborate supper was served.  The tables were prettily decorated with smilax and pink carnations.

     The contracting parties are well known and popular young people.  The bride was formerly a saleslady in Halverson Hanson Co's store and is a highly esteemed young lady.  The groom is now manager of his father's lumber yard at Beach, N. Dak., where he has a wide acquaintance and is admired for his good qualities. -Blair Press

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  23rd, 1908

 

     A nice birthday party was tendered Lillie Brier at the home of Mrs. Gus Rozell Friday night; a number of the young ladies friends were present and a splendid time was enjoyed by all.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  23rd, 1908

 

     The wedding of Miss Laura Whittaker and G. H. Garmo is announced to take place at the home of the formers parents, Jan. 26.  Both are well known and highly respected young people of Beach.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  23rd, 1908

 

     Miss Agnes Kunkel gave a parcel shower to Miss Ethel Lane Tuesday evening, anticipatory of the marriage of Miss Lane to Mr. Hillie Jackson, which will occur Thursday, January 23.  The occasion was unique in one feature, when Cupid appeared bearing a little trunk, tastily tied with "stringed" hearts, wherein were the gifts, numerous and fine, for the bride-to-be. - Fessenden Free Press

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  30th, 1908

 

Wibaux, From the Pioneer -

     On Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents occurred the marriage of A. C. Hagestead and Miss Elizabeth Payne.  Rev. G. A. Wells, of the Methodist church at Glendive, performed the ceremony that joined this happy couple in the bonds of matrimony.  Mr. Hagestad had, for many years, served as book-keeper in the Wibaux Mercantile's Co's store, which at that time was owned by Mr. Cannon, and is highly respected by all who know him.  The bride, being the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Payne, has been a resident of Wibaux practically all her life and has many talents which have won for her countless friends.  Shortly after the ceremony was performed Mr. and Mrs. Hagetead departed for Glendive where they will visit while en route to Missoula where they expect to make their future home.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  30th, 1908

 

Lane - Jackson

     At high noon yesterday, January 23, occurred the marriage of Miss Ethel May Lane to Mr. Hillard W. Jackson, at the home of the bride's parents, two miles south of Fessenden.  The ceremony, which was pronounced by Rev. H. C. Jephcott, was witnessed by the near relatives and close friends of the bride and groom.  Miss Agnes Kunkel was bridesmaid and Mr. J. N. Kunkel was best man.

     The house was beautifully decorated with roses and carnations and the wedding was a very pretty one.  At 1:00 o'clock an elaborate dinner was served to a large number.

     The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lane, who were among the pioneers of this county, having settled at their present home long before the railroad came.  She was reared here and is a young woman of character and education who has many friends.

     The groom is well known in this vicinity, having been assistant postmaster in the local office for a number of years.  He is a man of sterling character and is esteemed by all who know him.

     Mr. and Mrs. Jackson departed the same evening for a wedding trip in the cities and with relatives in Minnesota and with the groom's parents at Sisseton, S.D. - Fessenden Free Press.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  30th, 1908

 

     A daughter arrived to cheer the home of Jas. Haigh, Friday, Jan. 24, '08.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  30th, 1908

 

     Mr. Carlson, wife and daughter of Wibaux were down to attend the wedding at Mr. Whittakers last Sunday.  Mrs. Carlson is a sister of Mr. Garmo's.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  30th, 1908

 

Garmo - Whittaker Nuptials

      Last Sunday there assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker (sic), who live a mile east of town, a large number of people.  The occasion which called them together was the marriage of Dora, their youngest daughter, to E. Garmo.  Rev. Alexander Douglas was the officiating clergyman.  Promptly at 12 o'clock the bridal party appeared and Rev. Douglas proceeded in a most impressive manner, to perform the beautiful ring ceremony, after which the assembled guests extended hearty congratulations.  Then all sat down to a most sumptuous feast.

     The bride is well known in this community and is held in the highest esteem by her many friends and companions.  She was dressed in a dainty gown of white silk and made a very pretty picture.

     Mr. Garmo is a prosperous young farmer and has a host of friends in the community.

     The young people were the recipients of a large number of valuable presents from their friends and admirers.  The Chronicle prophesies for them a happy and prosperous life and extends heartiest congratulations.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  30th, 1908

 

     O. M. Olson departed for Webster, Minn., Saturday to be in attendance at the funeral of his mother, aged 65 years.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, January  30th, 1908

 

     The sad news came over wire to Gust Hortum Thursday night of the death of his brother, Henry, at Black River Falls, Wis.  He departed on No. 4 Friday morning for that city.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 6th, 1908

 

Burkey News -

     L. D. Page received word from Warren, Minn., Saturday, that he is the father of a ten pound boy.  Mother and son are doing nicely.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 6th, 1908

 

     Mrs. John Crawford died Jan. 26, 1908, at their home here in Belfield, aged 35 years and 11 months.  Mr. and Mrs. Crawford came to Belfield about three weeks ago from Casselton, N.D. thinking the change of climate would benefit Mrs. Crawford who had been sick about one year.  She kept growing worse however and finally the end came last Sunday, the 26th.  Mr. Crawford had rented a house

here in town and intended to move on his homestead in the spring.  The funeral was preached at the Presbyterian church last Monday, Rev. Just of Dickinson officiating.  Mr. Crawford wishes to thank the people of Belfield and vicinity for the kindness shown him and his wife before her death and the kind assistance and courtesy shown him in his bereavement.  Mrs. Crawford leaves three children and a loving husband to mourn her loss.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 6th, 1908

 

    Ben F. Green and wife rejoice over a new born daughter this morning, Feb 6, '08.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 6th, 1908

 

     Will Schultz received a telegram yesterday from Atchinson, Kansas, stating that his father died yesterday morning.  Mr. Schultz departed on No. 6 last evening to be present at the funeral.  Will has the heartfelt sympathy of all Beach.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 13th, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Heaton are the happy parents of a son, born Feb. 12th '08.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 13th, 1908

 

Burkey News -

     A baby girl came to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cramer last week.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 13th, 1908

 

     The funeral of Alocius Young was held from the court house in (Medo)ra on Thursday, Rev. W. _owl, pastor of the Congregational church at Dickinson, officiating.  Deceased was 65 years of age and had resided in Billings county for over 20 years.  Mr. Young was operated upon a few weeks ago for a cancer, but the immediate cause of death was pneumonia.  Interment was made at Medora. - Press

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 13th, 1908

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kusske, southwest of Beach, a son, Monday, February 10th, '08.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 21st, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Jackson returned the latter part of last week from their wedding trip, spent in the cities and with Mr. Jackson's parents at Sisseton, S. Dak - Fessenden Free Press

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 21st, 1908

 

     The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Rollanhagen died last Friday morning.  The child was only about twenty one days old.  The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church last Sunday, at two o'clock, Rev. Just of Dickinson officiating.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 21st, 1908

 

Wibaux - from the Pioneer

     On Wednesday afternoon the Episcopal parsonage of Rev. E. N. English in Glendive was the scene of the marriage of Mrs. Ida Pickering and Henry Eggart, both of whom are very well and favorable known residents of this place.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 28th, 1908

 

     A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gass, who live three miles west of town, last Friday.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 28th, 1908

 

Passed Away

 

     Last Guesday there passed away one of our old veterans, Wm. Hutchens of Wibaux.  He came west a little over a year ago with his son, Elmer, and both took up homesteads one mile north of Wibaux.  He was apparently in good health until a few days ago when he was attacked with typhoid pneumonia.  At first it was not considered serious but soon it became evident that it was his last illness.

      Mr. Hutchens was born in New York state, 1846.  When five years of age his parents, with their family, moved to Wis.  When the war broke out he enlisted in the army and faithfully served his country.  Alas! it will only be a few years more when all the old veterans of the civil war will join the great army of the dead.

     Mr. Hutchens leaves a family of three sons to mourn his loss.  They have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 28th, 1908

 

Wibaux - Pioneer, Feb. 20 -

     A young lady arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Daly on Friday last, and will make an indefinite stay.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, February 28th, 1908

 

Burkey Items -

     Mr. N. Mouse and Miss Vetch were married at the church Wednesday.  They will be at home on Mr. Mouse's homestead west of Burkey.  Congratulations.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 6th, 1908

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. McPhee, of Burkey, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born last Tuesday.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 6th, 1908

 

     Born, March 3, to Mr. and Mrs. John Rorick, two miles south of town, a girl.  Mother and child doing fine.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 6th, 1908

 

     Last Sunday, March 1, a baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Beeler, who live four miles west of town.  All reported well.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 6th, 1908

 

Married

 

     Last Wednesday afternoon a very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Boyer.

     Mr. Carl B. Bolluing, of Glendive, and Miss Mata Boyer, were the happy couple, Rev. Alex Douglas officiating.  The marriage was the outcome of a happy and romantic courtship of a year's length.

     The groom is engaged as manager of the gent's department of the Beehive Cash Store of Glendive.  He is well known in that community for his social and business qualities.

     The bride is well known in this community, and has many friends.  She was beautifully dressed for the occasion in a cream, silk gown, and look very handsome.

     The young couple will make their home in Glendive.  We join with their friends in wishing them a happy and prosperous life.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 13th, 1908

 

     Sam Houden and wife, who live five miles west of town, are the proud parents of a baby boy which arrived last Saturday.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 13th, 1908

 

     Allie Meacham and Miss Chloey Bishop went to Glendive on No. 3 Tuesday evening, where they were united in the holy bonds of matrimony.  The bridal couple remained in Glendive Tuesday night, passing through here the following morning enroute to Conde, S.D., where they will visit with relatives of the groom.  Before their return they expect to have household goods shipped to Wibaux, and

will immediately take up their residence upon Mr. Meacham's homestead.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 13th, 1908

 

Wibaux - Pioneer, March 5 -

     A daughter arrived to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Dennis on Monday, March 2.  H. D. is now wearing the smile that won't come off.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 13th, 1908

 

     The glad news has reached Mike Heneghan that his wife, who is in St. Paul, has presented him with a bright baby girl.  The only fly in Mike's honey is that the girl wasn't a boy - and for him that is enough.  We are told by his friends, however, that he will give shelter to the little maid and try to be content.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 13th, 1908

 

     About twenty-five young people gathered Tuesday afternoon, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Steiner, two miles east of town, the occasion being the 11th anniversary of Miss Edna's birthday.  The afternoon was spent in playing games of various kinds and judging from appearances a jollier crowd would be hard to find.  At five o'clock sumptuous refreshments were served by Mrs. Steiner.  Miss Edna was the recipient of many gifts in remembrance of her birthday.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 13th, 1908

 

Mark Laughnan Dead

 

     Died, at his home, at one o'clock Thursday morning, March 12, Mark Laughnan, aged 46.  Seldom has it been our duty to chronicle so sad a death.  He was taken sick the first of the week and passed away in a very short time.  He had been failing for a number of years and as soon as he was taken to his bed little hope was entertained for his recovery.

     Deceased came to Beach about two years ago from Jackson county, Wisconsin, where he was a pioneer and where he had been engage in the mercantile and stock business, and of later years in farming.  He was reared and received his education in Black River Falls and later moved to Roaring Creek, where he lived until coming here.  On coming to Beach he filed on a homestead just east of town, where he and his family have since resided.  Last December he sold his farm and other interests in Wisconsin and purchased the business of the Beach Mercantile Company and had just got nicely established when death overtook him.  He was highly respected and much thot of where ever known and Beach loses a good citizen in his death.

     Deceased leaves a wife and adopted child here and three brothers, William, Dan and John, in Wisconsin, who are expected tonight.

     The funeral will take place tomorrow at ten o'clock a.m. and the remains will be interred in the new Catholic cemetery, it being his wish to be buried here.  The M. W. A. of which he was a member, will take part in the funeral.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1908

 

     The funeral of Mark Laughnan occurred last Saturday at the Catholic church at ten o'clock and the remains interred in the new cemetery just south of the church.  The M. W. of A. and R. A. of A. took part in the funeral.  Father Edward Kasal

officiated.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1908

 

     John Feltman and bride arrived last week from Wisconsin.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1908

 

     The little six months old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Chadderdon, which had been sick for about a week, died last week Friday.  The funeral occurred Sunday and the remains were interred in the cemetery south of town.  Mr. and Mrs. Chadderson have

the sympathy of the community.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1908

 

     It is with deep regret that we chronicle the sad news of the death of Mrs. E. D. Baker, who apparently in perfect health, went to Glendive on Monday evening to undergo an operation in which it was necessary to use chloroform, and on Wednesday, shortly after being placed under the influence of this drug, she passed away.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1908

 

Card of Thanks

      We wish to thank the many kind friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness, death and burial of our dear little one.            

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Chadderdon

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1908

 

Card of Thanks

      We wish to thank the kind neighbors and friends who so willingly gave their sympathy and assistance during the recent illness and death of our beloved husband and father.  Especially to the M. S. of A. and R. N. of A. do we extend our gratitude.

Mrs. M. Laughnan

Ruth Laughnan

 


 

Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1908

 

Convict Who Escaped From Bismarck is Shot

     Joe Bassanella, aged 26, the escaped murderer from the state pen, was shot and killed March 15, in a pistol duel with Sheriff John A. Beck of McLean county, and a farmer named Fred Phister, while the convict was resisting arrest in a clump of bushes near the Missouri river in McLean county, sixty miles from Bismarck.

     Alfred Woolens, his comrade, who escaped at the time, was captured by farmers fifteen miles west of Mandan, he having no arms with which to put up a fight.

     Bassanella's end came after a lively chase by the sheriff of three or four miles he being on horseback and the officers in a buggy.  Coming to a ragged coulie leading to the river Bassanella abandoned his horse and ran down the steep banks just as the officers reached the edge and fired eight shots at him without effect.

     Bassanella gained the shelter of a patch of timber and scrubby underbrush and for two hours the hunters searched before they located him.  They commanded him to surrender and he replied with a shot from a small target pistol he had stolen earlier in the day from the shack of a farmer.  The pursuers closed in on him and when about a hundred feet away Bassanella fired again, saying he would die before he would surrender.  Thereupon the officers opened fire with an automatic pistol and Winchester and after a few shots Bassanella fell dead, having been shot thru the head as he was reloading his pistol, which was a one shot affair.

     Thus ends one of the most sensational man hunts this section has ever seen.  The entire Missouri slope had been apprised of the escape of the desperate men and half the men in the country were on armed watch for them.  It is fortunate that Bassanella

had no better weapon or other crimes might have been added to that for which he was imprisoned.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1908

 

Man Killed by His Wife or Brother at Stillwater

Dickinson, N.D., March 18 -

     George Belknap is dead as a result of a blow on the head inflicted by a poker in the hand of his wife or his brother-in-law.

     The scene of the trouble was near Stillwater, Billings county.  Deceased was married about a year ago.  He did not get along well with his wife, who went to George Ladd, her brother.  The husband followed and in a fight in the yard it is claimed the wife hit her husband, who went bleeding to his home a short distance away.  He was found alone in a state of unconsciousness the following morning.

     Fred Belknap, the brother, went for a doctor too late.  The Billings county authorities were called to investigate.  No arrests have yet been made.  The Belknap and Ladd families came from the middle west states a few years ago and have good reputations.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1908

 

Fatal Shooling (sic) Affray at Marmarth - One Dead

     One man killed, one badly wounded and several hurt, is the result of a raid on a blind pig at Marmarth, N.D.

     The man who was killed is Richard Traversie.  He was a shot through the hips and died soon after being taken to the Aberdeen hospital.  Charles Prendergast was shot in the foot and it is believed amputation will be necessary.  Other inmates of the

blind pig received bruises in the fight attending the raid.

     First reports of the affair stated that officers went to the place and were defied by the Prendergasts, one of whom runs the place.  It was stated that a pistol battle was fought and that Traversie was one of the first men to be hit by a bullet.  Bert

Prendergast, who was in the fight, stated that the trouble started over a feeling of jealousy some of the blind piggers and gamblers entertained toward his brother, Charles.  On the night of the shooting a crowd entered Prendergast's place looking for the proprietor, Charles Prendergast, but he was not there.  Bert Prendergast said that he was running the place for his brother and the crowd began to grow abusive.  Two of the men began to grow abusive.  Two of the men began firing at the feet of a Negro porter to make him dance and presently they all filed out to find the other Prendergast.  The brother said that he closed the place and hurried to warn Charles, at the same time picking up some friends on the way.

     Both forces met and in the fight Prendergast said that the crowd got a bad beating.  The Prendergasts and their friends then repaired to the blind pig, where a little later another battle was fought.  Prendergast said that several of the crowd that had been

in the place got some officers to make the raid and promised to help them.

     In the pistol battle that followed Traversie was shot, Charles Prendergast was struck over the head and the brothers were placed under arrest.  Charles tried to escape and was shot in the foot.  He was taken to the hospital at Aberdeen, S.D.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 20th, 1908

 

     Jesse Whitaker and bride, formerly Miss Edith Henderson, arrived at Beach last week Friday from Wayetown, Ind., and will make their home on their father's farm just east of town.  Their marriage occurred January 29, at the home of the bride's parents at Eedmore, Mich.  After their marriage they visited in Wayetown, where the bride had lived for some years.  They were accompanied to Beach by the groom's brother, Freeman Whitaker.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 27th, 1908

 

     A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Stockwell, five miles southwest of town, on Saturday.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 27th, 1908

 

     A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Christianson, who live six miles south of Burkey, on March 27th.  All concerned are well.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, March 27th, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chattin, who reside south of here mourn the death of their baby who died last week.  The little one was nearly a year old and the loss is felt severely by the parents who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, April 3rd, 1908

 

    DeMores is the scene of a pretty wedding today and the contracting parties are Ole Waldahl and Miss Gracie Wise, of Sentinel Butte, Judge Paxton officiating.  Mr. Waldahl has been a resident of Billings county for eight years, having been engaged

in ranching until last summer when he opened a meat market at Sentinel Butte.  He is a successful business man and by uprightness and industry has won high standing among those who know him.  We have not had the honor of meeting the bride, but we are assured that she is a young woman in every way worthy of the man who has chosen her for his wife.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, April 3rd, 1908

 

Wibaux -      Henry Rosenbahm and Miss Bertha Witte, who reside about six miles east of town, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at Glendive last Monday evening.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, April 10th, 1908

 

A Happy Wedding

      Last Friday afternoon the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Hagen at DeMores, three miles east of Sentinel Butte, was the scene of a happy union when Ole Waldahl, our well known and popular meat merchant, and Teresa Wise, daughter of a prosperous

farmer near Burkey, were joined in wedlock.

     The ceremony was performed at 4 o'clock p.m. by Judge James A. Paxton, in the presence of numerous friends and relatives of the bride and groom.

     Chas. Waldahl, the groom's brother, acted as a best man while the bride was supported by her sister, Mary.  After the ceremony a bounteous wedding supper was served and the evening was pleasantly spent in dancing.

     Mr. Waldahl has been a resident of Billings county for six or seven years and was, during that time, engaged exclusively in stock raising until last fall when he and his brother, Charles, opened a meat market here under the firm name of Waldahl Bros., and tho they still have their stock interests most of their time is devoted to the meat market.

     Miss Wise has lived south of here near Burkey for about two years and is the daughter of a well known family in that vicinity.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, April 10th, 1908

 

Marmarth -     Thursday at high noon occurred the wedding of Fred Hall, of Jackson, Mich., to Miss Mable Allison of Beaver.  The nuptial ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's uncle, C. P. Allison, by Rev. Kellogg, of Bowman.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, April 17th, 1908

 

     The death of Mrs. T. Gregory, who lived seven miles north of town, occurred last Sunday morning at eight o'clock.  Her death was not unexpected as she had been failing for some time.  The funeral took place on Monday and the remains were interred in the cemetery south of town.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, April 17th, 1908

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Ingledue, seven miles south of Burkey, a boy, last Thursday.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, April 17th, 1908

 

     A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Desforges, at DeMores on the 15th.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, April 17th, 1908

 

Wibaux -

     John Stanly, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McClenhan of this city, aged four months and three days, died at his home of Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, April 24th, 1908

 

Wibaux -

     The death of Mrs. C. M. Sackett, who in company with her husband resided here for several years, and was well and favorably known, occurred Monday night.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, April 24th, 1908

 

     A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hellickson, who live on the Custer Trail Ranch near Medora, the 15th inst.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, April 24th, 1908

 

     Monday, the 30th was the 16th anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. McKibbin.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, April 24th, 1908

 

 Medora -

    Peter Nistle and Agatha Tetsch, both of Burkey, were in town Saturday and secured a marriage license.  They returned home to Burkey in the after noon and were married the same day.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, April 24th, 1908

 

Medora -

     Mrs. C. V. Knox who with her husband was among the first of the new settlers in the Golden Valley, died at an advanced age Monday morning.  The funeral was held on Wednesday.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 1st, 1908

 

Obituary

 

     Mrs. Martha Lovina Knox was born Oct. 10, 1846 in the village of Randolph, Portage county, state of Ohio.  When a young woman of seventeen she and her parents came west to southeastern Minnesota.  Here in Olmstead county her father, Lyman Perry Mead, took up a homestead where the family resided for a number of years.  For several years previous to her marriage, Mrs. Knox, who was then Miss Martha L. Mead, taught public school in the village of Hamilton, Minn.  Here it was on Oct. 19, 1869, that she was married to Chas. V. Knox.  This union proved to be a most happy one for nearly forty years.  Five years ago this month Mrs. Knox and her husband left their Hamilton home and made their home in the Golden Valley, four miles west of Sentinel Butte.

     Mrs. Knox was a deeply religious woman.  From the first Sunday of her arrival to the last she was always found in her accustomed place in Sunday school and church, if it was possible for her to attend.  It is here that she will be especially missed.  Mrs. Knox has ever since her conversion at the early age of seventeen, been an active, earnest and efficient worker in church and Sunday school.  The last work she did for the Saviour was to write a valuable paper for the last Sunday school convention at Beach, giving her ripe experience of forty years as a Sunday school teacher.  She was deeply interested in the erection of a church building at Sentinel Butte and labored hard to attain this end.  (We hope to see it built during the summer.)  Her religion showed itself not merely in church but also in the home.  She and her husband believed in letting their light shine where it was most needed.  No one ever came in touch with her but felt her refining and uplifting influence.  She lived for the higher and deeper things of life the spiritual and the eternal.  She has left many friends to mourn her loss in the church and neighboring community.  They will sadly miss her kindly smile, her genial disposition and her earnest labor for the welfare of the community.

     Out of a large family of eight children in the Mead family only one member remains to mourn her loss, this is Mrs. Lydia M. Hinman, whose home is in Ranenna, Nebraska.  It was to this sister Mrs. Knox and her husband had been planning for many weeks to go and spend a well earned vacation after five years of strenuous life on the farm.  Mrs. Hinman arrived in Sentinel Butte the day Mrs. Knox was buried but too late to attend the funeral of her beloved sister.  Mr. Knox and Emma will accompany her back to Nebraska this week.

      To the bereaved family we, her dear friends, extend our deepest sympathy in their affliction.  - Contributed

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 1st, 1908

 

     A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Hutchins, south of Wibaux, Saturday, April 25th.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 1st, 1908

 

James Smith Dead

      James Smith, a farmer living about six miles west of Beach, died last Sunday morning, after a very short illness, with bowel trouble.  He formerly lived in Beach.  He leaves a wife and family.  The funeral was held yesterday and the remains interred in the cemetery south of town.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 1st, 1908

 

Bowman Farmer Killed

 Bowman, N.D. April 28 -

     A shocking accident occurred at Roscoe, S.D., when Henry Ersland, who has a homestead about twelve miles south of here, was shipping his goods from Engleville, N.D., to Bowman, and while the train had stopped at Roscoe, Mr. Ersland had been inside his car and in passing through between the cars the train suddenly started, jerking the unfortunate man backward, but who endeavored to jump from his perilous position when he was caught and hurled under the trucks, where his feet were completely severed.

     A wife and little child are left to mourn the untimely death of a loving husband and father.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 1st, 1908

 

     Messrs. Nels and Stewart Severson, of north of Sentinel Butte, were in Medora this morning, and while here the former secured a marriage license from Judge Paxton which gives him permission to wed Miss Olga Berg.  The Severson boys are running a steam plow outfit in their neighborhood.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 15th, 1908

 

Death of James M. Calvin

      A sad gloom was cast upon Wibaux and vicinity about noon today when the news reached us of the death of James M. Calvin, one of the most highly respected citizens of Wibaux.

     Mounted upon a saddle horse Mr. Calvin was, as stated in our last issue, in the act of watering a horse which he had been breaking to lead, and having the leather rope wrapped around the pommel of the saddle in the usual way, he tried to pull on

the rope to start the horse when the horse on which he was mounted reared up and in the mean time the broncho pulled on the rope, causing the saddle horse to fall backwards on Mr. Calvin.  Mr. Calvin received internal injuries in this fall which caused his death.

     During his sickness he was a martyr to suffering.  He was attended by the very best medical skill, and his wife, mother, brother and other friends who with loving ministrations were ready to meet the slightest indications of his wants.

     Just about eleven o'clock this morning as the light of a May morning cast its brightness over his warm face, his tired soul broke from its prison-house and like the sighing of an zephyr his soul passed out into the sweetness of repose and eternal life.

     Mr. Calvin was a resident of Montana for more than ten years.  Having resided in Miles City until three years ago when he took charge of the W Bar ranch about 12 miles north of Wibaux. - Wibaux Pioneer

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 15th, 1908

 

     A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Brown on May 3rd.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 15th, 1908

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. Eben Bartle on May 2nd, a boy.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 15th, 1908

 

     Billy Holland, one of the Golden Valley's prosperous farmers, up and surprised his friends by taking unto himself a wife.  The wedding took place at Medora and on their return were "riced" at the depot by a bunch of their Beach friends.  We did

not learn the bride's name.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 22nd, 1908

 

Medora -

     Tuesday morning Wm. Holland and Miss Lydia Rinke of Beach presented themselves before Judge Paxton and demanded permission to get married.  It developed that the young lady's ma was unwilling but after they had sworn that they were above the legal age the license was forth-coming and after arranging with the judge to marry them of the 20th inst. they left the court house to take in the town and otherwise while away the hours until it should be time for the cars to carry them back to Beach and mother.  In the meantime "Dan cupid" got busy and whispered "there's many a slip" etc., and other disquieting things, persuading them that there is

no time like the present, and at three o'clock they again presented themselves before our accommodating county judge and in the presence of nearly a score of spectators he solemnly banished their doubt and made them one.  Mr. and Mrs. Holland departed

on No. 5 for Beach accompanied by showers of rice and merriment.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 22nd, 1908

 

Death of Mrs. H. J. Blodgett

      Mrs. H. J. Blodgett, age 70, died at her home southeast of Beach at eight o'clock, Thursday morning, May 21, 1908.

     She had been ailing with rheumatism and heart trouble, and about a week ago had the misfortune to have a heavy anvil fall on her foot; this with her ailment was too much for the aged soul and she passed away, after a long, busy and useful life.  She died as she lived - honored, trusted and loved.  She reared her own monument while she lived in the hearts of all who knew her.  Her life was completed if work all done and well done constitutes completion.

     Mrs. H. J. Blodgett, nee Abbelie Holworth, was born at Alexandra, Jefferson county, N.Y., on the 6th day of March, 1839; she was left an orphan at the age of four and was taken to what is known as "Thousand Island Park," an island in the St. Lawrence river, where she was reared by a half sister; at the age of twenty-two she was married to H. J. Blodgett at Three Mile Bay, Jefferson county, N.Y., where she lived with her husband until 1865 when they moved to Michigan.  Three years later, in 1868 they went to Freeborn county, Minn., where they made their home until coming to Billings county in 1903, and taking up a homestead near Beach.

     Deceased is survived by her husband and five children.  The children are:  Mrs. Elvria Purdy of Wells, Minn; Mrs. Nellie Kennie of Prescott, Wis.; James Blodgett of Kolls, S. Dak.; and Ivory and Hattie Blodgett who lived with their parents at the time of the mothers death.

     Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Saturday, Rev. Douglas of the Congregational church officiating.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 29th, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Hunch, of Burkey, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born last Thursday morning.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 29th, 1908

 

     John Gilbert's little baby boy, who had been sick for about four weeks, died at the Gilbert home in Sentinel Butte last Saturday.  The funeral was held Sunday at the school house in Sentinel Butte and A. B. Kellogg and family of this place went down to attend the funeral.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 29th, 1908

 

     Twin girls were born to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Woodward last Monday night about nine o'clock.  Mother and babes are getting along fine while Mr. Woodward is about the proudest daddy that every walked the streets of Beach and has been anxiously awaiting for a letter of congratulation from President Roosevelt.  Mr. and Mrs. Woodward live about 16 miles northeast of Beach.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 29th, 1908

 

     Mrs. G. H. Vandercook was called to Minneapolis last Friday to attend the funeral of her niece Miss Jenny Rooney, who left here about a month ago to take treatment in a hospital at that place.  We are unable to learn the particulars concerning her death at

this writing.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 29th, 1908

 

Medora -

     Lauritz Godfredson and Miss Augusta Christensen were brought to town by G. H. Parker yesterday and they took the train for Dickinson for the purpose of being joined in marriage.  Mr. Godfredson has been working for G. H. Parker for some time and

the young lady came from Hurley, S.D., some weeks ago.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, May 29th, 1908

 

Funeral of Mrs. Blodgett

 

     Last Saturday afternoon, Mary 23rd, occurred the last sad rite of laying away the remains of Mrs. H. J. Blodgett in the cemetery at Beach.

     The beautiful tribute paid the deceased by Rev. Douglas testified to the love and esteem the departed one held in the hearts of relatives and friends.  The remains were accompanied by a large concourse of sorrowing friends to the grave where they were

laid to rest by the gentle hands of members of Beach local camp A. F. of A. M.

 

All is dark within our dwelling,

Lonely are our hearts today;

For the one we loved so dearly,

Has forever passed away.

Dearest loved one we must lay thee,

In the peaceful grave's embrace;

But the memory will be cherished,

'Til we see thy heavenly face.

When we leave this world of changes,

When we leave the world of care;

We shall find our missing loved one,

In our Father's mansion there.

                     A Friend

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, June 6th, 1908

 

Births

 

May 30 - a boy, Mr. and Mrs. Haugen, mile southwest of town.

May 30 - a girl, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hutchins, Beach.

June 1 - a boy, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Campbell, 7 miles southeast of town.

June 3 - a boy, Mr. and Mrs. Al Corkery, near Yates.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, June 6th, 1908

 

Popular Young Couple Wed

      The following is a notice of the marriage of Charles Foley, of Medora, clipped from the Billings Gazette:

     A very pretty wedding occurred last night at the home of Miss Martha Buchannan, the parties being, Sadie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Buchannan, and Charles R. Foley, son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Foley, of Medora, N.D.  Only members of the immediate families and a few intimate friends attended the ceremony which was solemnized by Rev. Fritsch, of the Congregational church.

     The bride is one of the most popular of the younger set of Billings while the groom, a brother of Mrs. W. T. Denniston, is well known here having visited in Billings several times during the last two years.  Mr. and Mrs. Foley left on delayed No. 4 over the Northern Pacific last night for Medora, N.D., where Mr. Foley has stock interests and where the couple will make their future home.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, June 12th, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Richardson, seven miles north of Beach, are the happy parents of a new baby girl, born last Saturday, June 6th.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, June 12th, 1908

 

     A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, eight miles southwest, last Sunday.  A baby boy was also born to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Proudy, six miles south of Carlyle, on the same day.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, June 12th, 1908

 

     The North Side Club held a party at the Waldo homestead last Friday evening, the occasion being Mrs. Waldo's birthday.  The evening was spent in music, cards and dancing, and refreshments were served.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, June 18th, 1908

 

Homesteader is Found Dead

 Dickinson, N.D., June 17 -

     The decomposed body of William Laird, an Englishman about 60 years old, was found in a claim house ten miles south of this city yesterday.  Investigation by the coroner indicated that the man had been dead in his bunk several weeks.

     Nothing is known of Laird other than that he has been a homesteader for three years.  He had no relatives here, and it is not known where he came from.  Neighbors say he acted strangely at times.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, June 18th, 1908

 

Rancher Killed Near Belfield

 Dickinson, N.D., June 16 -

     B. H. Reineman, owner of a horse ranch four miles west of New England, was killed this morning near Belfield by an east bound passenger on the Northern Pacific.

     Engineer W. H. Flannigan saw an object just outside the rail but did not think it was a human being until too late to stop the train.  Reineman roused up just as the engine struck him in the head.  Death was instantaneous.  He came to Dickinson on a stage from the south on Monday morning and was going to Miles City to visit a brother-in-law.

     He was single and about 35 years old.  How he came to be two miles this side of Belfield on the track is not known.  Some suspect foul play.  A watch and $30 were found on his person.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, June 18th, 1908

 

Dies From Snake Bite

J. J. Barley is Bitten by Rattle Snake and Dies Eight Hours Later

     J. J. Barley, who lives with his son, E. W. Barley, six miles north of Sentinel Butte, was bitten by a rattle snake last Monday and died from the effects of the poisoning.  He had captured the snake by putting his foot on the snake's head and was in the act of taking the rattles off when the reptile worked itself loose and bit him on the hand.  He was bitten about noon and died eight o'clock that night.

     Mr. Barley was 57 years old and his heart was very weak and as soon as the poison got into his system it effected his heart and he died in a very short time.  Dr. Museus was called but not until the man was too far gone for recovery.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, June 26th, 1908

 

     A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Lovell Thursday, June 25th.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 3rd, 1908

 

June Wedding Bells

Dan Cupid Gets Busy and Ties a Couple Matrimonial Knots

Though fools spurn Hymens gentle powers,

We, who improve his golden hours,

By sweet experience know.

That Marriage, right understood,

Gives to the tender and the good

A paradise below.  -  Cotton

 

Smith - Thompson

     At the home of bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Thompson, at Verndale, Minn., on June 28, was solemnized the marriage of Miss Sophrona Thompson and Dr. L. G. Smith.  The ceremony took place at 10 o'clock in the morning and Miss Hannah Thompson, a sister of the bride, and Paul Smith, a brother of the groom, acted as bridesmaid and groomsman, while the wedding march was played by Mrs. James of Verndale, a friend of the contracting parties.  The bride was dressed in white and carried bridal roses, while the groom wore conventional black.

     The bride is one of the most popular and accomplished young ladies of Verndale, where she was born and grew to womanhood.  The groom, one of our new professional men, is also from Verndale, having recently located here to follow his profession of physician and surgeon, and he has a bright future before him.

     Immediately after the ceremony the young couple left with the best wishes of their many Verndale friends, for their new home at Beach and arrived here on No. 1 Monday night.  They have commenced housekeeping on the second floor in the Dickinson block where the Doctor also has his office.

     It is a pleasure to chronicle the marriage of such worthy young people and the Chronicle wafts to them its warmest congratulations.

 

Lloyd - Peek

     Last Tuesday morning at eight o'clock at the Cooper home in this city, another wedding occurred and another young couple were made happy.  Mr. Emrys Lloyd and Miss K. Julia Peek were untied in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev. Alex. Douglas who pronounced the solemn words which untied these two hearts for the remainer of life's journey.  The home was beautifully decorated with a large quantity of pink and white roses, a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Cooper, in whose home the wedding took place.  The bride was dressed in white French mull with trimmings of insertion and edgings of lace and wore pink and white rosebuds.  After  the ceremony the bridal party, consisting of the immediate relatives of the bride, sat down to a beautifully decorated breakfast table, and after partaking of a bounteous and delicious wedding breakfast the bride and groom were escorted to the depot where they were met by a

host of friends, rice, old shoes and good wishes and departed on No. 4 for Minneapolis and other points, principally Oshkosh, Wis., the former home of the groom, where they will spend their honeymoon.

     The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Peek of this city and is an accomplished young lady of high standing in the community.  The groom is one of our well known, young, progressive business men whose friends are many and true.  The congratulations on this happy event are numerous and the Chronicle joins with their many friends in wishing them a long, pleasant and prosperous life.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 10th, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ballum, of Glendive, were Beach visitors the latter part of last week, spending the Fourth here.  Mrs. Ballum was formerly Miss Mata Boyer of Sentinel Butte.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 10th, 1908

 

Cupid Ties Another Knot

Popular Young Beach Couple Married Last Monday at Glendive

     George Oech and Miss Inez Logan went to Glendive last Sunday night and on Monday, July 6th, they were quietly married at that place.  Rev. Burham, of the Congregational church was the officiating clergyman who tied the nuptial knot pronouncing the ceremony which united the lives of these two estimable young people of our city.  They returned to Beach Wednesday evening.

     The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Logan and is well and favorably known, being one of Beach's popular young ladies.  The groom needs no introduction to our readers; everybody knows George as the man who raised the bumper oats crop and helped to make the Golden Valley famous.  He is one of our most substantial young farmers who owns a valuable farm southeast of town, where he and his bride will make their future home.

     The Chronicle joins the many friends of the bride and groom in wishing them a long, pleasant and prosperous journey through life.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 10th, 1908

 

Bad Wreck At Dickinson

In which One is Killed And Three Are Injured On Circus Train

     A number of the cars of the Miller Bros. 101 Wild West show were wrecked in the Northern Pacific yards at Dickinson late Wednesday night, after the show had loaded for Bismarck.  The train had been made up for Bismarck and with the exception of

seven sleepers, which were on another track, four cars were thrown into the ditch.  The cause of the wreck was due to the carelessness of the switching crew for not guarding the tracks in the proper manner, and the switch engine crashed into the

balance of the train at the rate of thirty miles an hour.

     Four of the circus employees received injuries that will compel them to remain in the Dickinson hospital for some time.  Harry Nittenger, one of the peanut "butchers" of the show, had both legs and several ribs broken, and is not expected to live.  Howard Capton, a cowboy, received a number of internal injuries and his condition is also considered serious.  Jack Grant, a drummer in the band, had his left foot badly crushed, which it may be necessary to amputate, while George Hook, another cowboy, had his ankle sprained in a severe manner.  With the exception of Hook all of the injured members of the aggregation were left at the Dickinson hospital.

     The blame of the accident is laid to the yard crew.  The train was several hours late in reaching Bismarck, but will give its regular performance there.

 

One Victim Succumbs

 

Dickinson, N.D., July 9 -

     Jack Grant died in the local hospital today from internal injuries sustained in Miller Bros. 101 Ranch Wild West show wrecked in the Dickinson railroad yards at midnight.  He had a leg and foot crushed.  He was about 30 years old, an actor, and supposed to be from New York.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 17th, 1908

 

     A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Weideman, who live a few miles east of town, last Sunday, July 12th.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 17th, 1908

 

Marmarth - Mail, July 10 -

     We are informed that the marriage of Miss Crosby to Arthur Field occurred this week at Bowman.  Mr. Field is well and favorably known in these parts and the bride is popular with all who know her.  The Mail extends heartiest congratulations to the

happy couple.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 17th, 1908

 

Medora - Herald, July 10 -

     A young man named Harry Lightning, of Fargo, was drowned in the river at Belfield on the 4th while bathing.  The unfortunate man had taken a cramp and drowned before his companions realized anything was wrong.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 17th, 1908

 

Sentinel Butte - Republican, July 10 -

     Miss Dorothy Robinson celebrated her sixth birthday on Tuesday July 7th, and entertained a number of her little friends at a birthday party.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 17th, 1908

 

Death of Mrs. Whitney

We saw not the left of the curtain,

Nor heard the invisible door,

As they passed where life's problems uncertain

Will follow and vex they no more.

We linger and weep on the threshold -

The threshold each mortal must cross -

Then we laid a new wreath down upon it,

To mark a new sorrow and loss.

 

     The death of Mrs. A. O. Whitney occurred Wednesday morning, July 15, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Purvis, south of town.  Her death was not unexpected as she had been an invalid for nearly 20 years, being effected with dropsy.

     Mrs. Whitney came to Beach four years ago with her husband from Foley, Minnesota.  She leaves her husband and three daughters, Mesdames Chas. Purvis, Rube Clark and Joseph Chatten.

     Short services were held at the Purvis home and from there the remains were brot to the school house in town where the funeral sermon was preached.  Rev. Douglas officiated and paid a fitting tribute to her memory.  The remains were laid to rest in

the cemetery south of town.  The local Masonic lodge took part in the funeral.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 24th, 1908

 

     The marriage of Miss Anna Overlid and Olaf Manum occurred last Monday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hoverson in this city, Rev. Thorpe of the U. L. church officiating.  Both the contracting parties are from Hancock, Minn., and have been here but a short time, the groom having been employed in the Golden Valley State Bank.  They left on Tuesday for Hancock where they expect to make their home.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 24th, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Zabel, who lives seven miles northwest of town, are the proud parents of a baby boy which was born to them last Sunday.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 24th, 1908

 

      Mr. and Mrs. Emrys Lloyd returned from their wedding trip last Saturday night and have gone to housekeeping in rooms in the Mikkelson residence south of town.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 24th, 1908

 

Death Of A Pioneer

An Old Resident of Jamestown Passes Away

     Peter Wedeman, one of the oldest settlers of Stutsman county, died after a short illness.  He was eighty-five and decease was due to extreme old age, the organs gradually refusing to perform their functions.

     Mr. Wedeman was one of the pioneer residents of Stutsman county, and Jamestown, moving to Jamestown in 1875, where he has resided ever since.  He was born in New York state on May 15, 1825, and in 1845 married Miss Jane Evans soon after moving to Wisconsin, where he lived until removing to Jamestown.  He was a volunteer in the Civil war, service as a corporal.

     Deceased was the father of nine children, four of whom survive him.  They are:  A.W. Wedeman, Osceola, Mo.; Freeman Wedeman, Antigo, Wis.; John Wedeman, Marietta, S.D.; Mrs. F. Smith, Indiana.  His wife died in 1895, and since that time Mr.

Wedeman has made his home with Mrs. W. B. Allen, where he died.

     The funeral will be held from the Congregational church Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock under the auspices of the G.A.R., Rev. Phillips officiating.  Burial will be at Highland Home cemetery.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 24th, 1908

 

Card of Thanks

      To those who have been with us during our bereavement and by kind words and kindly acts assisted us and tried to lessen our sorrow, we extend our sincere thanks.  We wish to specially thank the members of Sunset lodge A. F. & A. M. of Beach who

so kindly assisted in the burial of our beloved one.

A. O. Whitney and Family

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 31st, 1908

 

     E. H. Hall received a wire from his brother at Clinton, Ill., last Monday, bearing the sad news that his sister had been drown at Peoria.  He left that night on No. 2 to attend the funeral.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 31st, 1908

 

Medora - Herald, July 24 -

     County Judge Paxton issued marriage licenses to the following couples this week:  Olaf T. Maanum and Miss Anna Overlie; Fred T. French of Edgeley, N.D., and Miss Luella Weir of Beach.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, July 31st, 1908

 

Brutal Murder At Bowman; Man Killed And Body Run Over By Train

Herman Pause, a Young Lineman Employed by the Milwaukee Road

Killed in Cold-Blooded Manner. 

Body Placed on Railroad Track and Decapitated by Train.

Bowman, July 29 -

     Herman Pause, 26 years old, of Whitewater, Wis., was the victim of the most cold-blooded murder ever committed in Bowman county.  The deed was perpetrated in the east end of the Milwaukee railroad yards some time between 9:30 Thursday evening and 4:30 Friday Morning.

     Pause was a member of the Milwaukee linemen crew of twenty-four men which came into Bowman last Thursday evening on the passenger and stopped for lunch, the passenger pulled out and left the crew behind.  They were ordered to take the west bound freight to their station, and they spent the meantime in looking over Bowman.

     The body was found on the track just opposite the stock yards by the engineer of an east-bound stock train at 4:30 Friday morning, the stock train was stopped before the engine reached the body and the engineer notified Station Agent Corbett, who at

once called Coroner Oliver to the scene  When the body was first found the trunk was laying outside and the head completely severed inside the rails.  Mr. Corbett moved the body and head about three feet from the track so it would not be struck by the passing trains and it was there that Coroner Oliver first saw the remains.

     The Coroner's jury assembled at once and commenced their investigations.  The case at first appeared to be nothing more serious than an accident or a suicide until one of the men found blood dripping from a car standing on the industrial tract about fifty feet north of where the body was found.  Inside of the car was a great pool of blood and when it became apparent that an awful murder had been committed the coroner called Sheriff Paige who immediately responded and took charge of the investigations.  He found a handkerchief completely saturated with blood with a letter P embroidered in a corner, and several pieces of newspaper that had been used to wipe the blood from the hands of the men that committed the murder.  He found that considerable blood had been spilt in the car, but there were no signs of a struggle, which is pretty good evidence that the murdered man did not have much show for his

life.  Blood stains were found leading through the car door and on the ground to where the body was found and on the track there was a big pool of blood, which shows that Pause was still alive when he was carried to the track.

     The inquest brought out in Dr. G. A. Baker's testimony that the man had been struck over the head with some blunt instrument several times and had been stabbed in the throat twice, one of which completely severed the left jugular vein, after he had been laid over the track.  The left eye was badly blackened, which was probably the first blow struck.  There were no other marks on the body, the only theory advanced by the officials is that Pause was enticed down into the yards and into the car on some pretext or other for the purpose of robbery and there struck over the head with the butt of a gun, and after searching him and taking what he had the men realized the enormity of their crime and the penalty they would have to pay if they were ever caught and identified, they determined to put Pause out of the way so that he could never do them any harm.  Then they proceeded to destroy the papers and letters in the pockets of the doomed man and carry him across to the passing track, where they severed the jugular vein and cut his throat.  From all appearances they held the head of the unconscious man over the rail until he was eight dead or too weak to move and then left him to be run over by the next passing train to make it appear that the man had lain down of the track to sleep and had been killed.

     The prints of blood stained hands found on the ties on the north side of the car in which the first blows were struck show that two men laid down there and watched the train run over the body.

     The severed head was found close to the body and railroad men say it must have been done by being struck by a train backing up or that the body was placed between the cars of the train switching in the yards, as when a man's head is cut off by an engine it is usually caught by the cow catcher and rolled a considerable distance from the track.  It is very likely that the train that finished the deed was the train that carried his friends west.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, August 7th, 1908

 

     Miss Katherine Doyle and Howard Young were unite in marriage at Beach last Saturday evening at the Catholic church by Father Vanden Heuvel.  The bride is from Hurley, Wis., but more recently from Belfield where she also has a sister Miss Margarett Doyle, who accompanied her to Beach and acted as bridesmaid.  The groom is a promising young stockman who has a ranch north of Beach where the young couple will make their future home.  The Chronicle extends congratulations.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, August 7th, 1908

 

     A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sprague last Monday morning.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, August 14th, 1908

 

Burkey - Regular Correspondent -

     Jas Thill received the sad news from Parkston, S.D., last week that his father was killed almost instantly by the train.  Mr. Thill was helping his family on the train as the train started.  He step off and fell backward under the moving car.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, August 14th, 1908

 

     E. H. Hall returned from the east last evening, where he was called by the death of his sister.  On account of poor train connections he failed to arrive at his sister's home in time for the funeral.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, August 14th, 1908

 

     A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Haijsman last week.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, August 21st, 1908

 

Wibaux - Pioneer, Aug 13 -

     On Tuesday of this week Mrs. Roy Chappell presented her husband with a bright baby girl who, although she now weighs but 8 1/2 pounds, already occupies a place of great magnitude in the hearts and home of her happy parents.  The Pioneer extends congratulations.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, August 21st, 1908

 

Burkey - Regular Correspondent -

     Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bares are rejoicing over the arrival of a little boy which came to their home Saturday of last week.   Mother and child are doing nicely.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, August 21st, 1908

 

     S. M. Ferris, Register of the U. S. Land Office at Dickinson, came over Tuesday evening for a brief visit at the home of his brother, J. A. Ferris, returning to Dickinson Wednesday on No. 4.  Mrs. Ferris is still in eastern Canada, having been detained by the death of her brother, who died of appendicitis about the time she had planned to terminate her visit there.  Mrs. Ferris' many friends sympathize with her in this bereavement.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, August 21st, 1908

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Britt, at Medora, on August 13th, a girl.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, August 28th, 1908

 

      Married at the home of the brides sister, Miss Minnie Bearfield, south of Beach, on Wednesday evening, Aug. 19th, 1908, Mr. Valentine J. Luff, of Lisbon, this state, and Miss Ora Bearfield, the Rev. C. W. Authony officiating.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, August 28th, 1908

 

     A woman hobo named Nellie Hale, whose home is at St. Joseph, Mo., and who is probably the one recently seen by a local conductor at Beach, was fatally injured west of Missoula, being struck by an extra while asleep on the track.  It appears that the

woman, who was traveling west, had seated herself on the culvert between Haskell and Drummond and fallen asleep.  Efforts were made to attract her attention but without avail.  When picked up it was found that she was suffering from a broken arm and shoulder.  The bruised and bleeding form was taken to Haskell and turned over to the authorities for care.  Arrangements were latter made to have the woman taken to Philipsburg, where she will be taken charge of by the county officers. - Glendive

Review

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, August 28th, 1908

 

Wibaux -.

     H. C. Wiley, an aged gentleman who lived near the M. Davis ranch, died Tuesday night after a long illness.  Mr. Wiley came here from Iowa in hope of regaining his health, and took a homestead about a year ago.  He was a man of good morals and had already made many friends here.  The funeral will be held in Wibaux Saturday, and the remains interred in the cemetery there

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, August 28th, 1908

 

     Miss Florence Vesch, of Burkey, who has been employed by Mrs. Marcus Horney for some time past left Wednesday for her home to prepare for her wedding which will take place September 2nd, when she and Fred Johnson will be united in matrimonial bonds.  The bride to be is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Vesch, of Burkey, and Mr. Johnson is a prosperous young farmer who homesteaded a piece of land near Alpha.  Mr. Johnson came after his bride yesterday and their friends in and around Sentinel Butte gave them quite a send off in the way of an anti-nuptial chivivari.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, August 28th, 1908

 

Left On The Doorstep

Unknown Parties Leave Little Child at the Home of Anton Schillo

     Thursday night of last week someone left a baby girl on the door step at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Anto Schillo, who live on the Joe Morris farm east of town.  Nothing is known as to where the child came from or who its parents are.  The child was left in

a basket and had a number of dresses and other clothes and among these was a note asking the people to keep the child as it had lost its home.  It stated that the child was one year old, that its name was Elma; that its parents were Roman Catholics, and

asked that it be raised a Roman Catholic and in case the people were not Catholics to give it to some family that were who would bring the child up in that faith.

     As Mr. and Mrs. Schillo are Catholics they decided to adopt the child as their own and raise it as such.   It is said to be a pretty baby and appears to be a very bright child.

     There was not a clue left that would give any information as to who the parties were that left the child, and nothing has been done in that direction.  Here is a chance for a modern Sherlock Holmes.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 4th, 1908

 

     On September 2nd, at 10:00 o'clock a.m. Alfred Johnson, of Alpha, was married to Miss Florence Vetsch.  The ceremony was performed at the Catholic church by Rev. Van den Heuvel in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends.  From

the church the party adjourned to the Vetsch farm four miles southeast of Burkey where a sumptuous table awaited them.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 4th, 1908

 

Three Wibaux Weddings

 

Pioneer, Aug 27 -

     The first couple to lead the procession was Mr. Mike Ryan and Miss Emily Gift, who went to Glendive and were quietly married last Thursday, returning to Wibaux in the evening of the same day.  They were treated to a riotous charavari that night, and moved onto their claim near town the next day where they will make their future home.

     Our genial postmaster, W. E. Williamson, was the next to get busy and he went to Richmond, Kentucky, and was married on Tuesday, August 18, to Miss Lucy Biggerstaff.  The lady, of course, is a stranger here but Mr. Williamson is so well and favorably known that his many friends, with whom the Pioneer is pleased to join, are sure that he has made no mistake and accordingly extended a cordial welcome coupled with hearty congratulations and best wishes, to Mr. and Mrs. Williamson - may their wedded life be one of happiness.

     The above mentioned couples rather surprised a good many of their friends but the culminating shock came when, on Tuesday evening, entirely without warning to their friends,  Prop. Frank P. Baird and Miss Bessie M. Barnes were married.  It happened

in this way:  When Mr. Williamson and his bride returned Prof. Baird wanted to give them a little reception and accordingly made arrangements to do so at his house on the claim four miles east of town.  The friends congregated there, Rev. Douglas being

among them, and suddenly, Mr. Baird and Miss Barnes stood up, and the preacher stood there, too - and then Mr. and Mrs. Baird received the congratulations.  The news created quite a furor in town the next morning, but the preacher was here and substantiated the rumor so even the most incredulous were forced to accept it as gospel truth.  As soon as their friends recover from the shock they will be offering best wishes and congratulations, but at present such an effort could hardly be expected of them, although the Pioneer, since it can speak but once a week, takes this opportunity to express its best wishes.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 4th, 1908

 

     Richard O. Odeen from Beach, North Dakota, and Miss Regina Hoganson were joined in marriage at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Randine, in the second ward, this city, Saturday last, at 11:30 a.m.  Only near relatives were in attendance.  A wedding dinner was served.  Mr. Odeen had a land claim in Dakota, but recently sold it.  Whether they will go west to reside or remain here we are not informed. - Black River Falls, Wis., Banner

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 4th, 1908

 

     J. H. Kusske, and Miss Anna Rataezke were married at Glendive last week.  They are  both well known Beach people, the groom being one of our prosperous farmers who has a farm southwest of town, where they will make their home.  The Chronicle

extends congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Kusske.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 4th, 1908

 

     A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wojohn on August 27th.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 4th, 1908

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Huble, a girl, on August 27th.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 4th, 1908

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Keohane last Monday, a girl.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 11th, 1908

 

     W. H. Blair, accompanied by his bride arrived Tuesday evening for a short visit, leaving Wednesday morning for Taylor where Mr. Blair will take charge as local agent for the Northern Pacific.  Although their visit was short, Mr. Blair's many friends lost no time in extending congratulations and best wishes to the young couple who were recently married at Mr. Blair's former home at Madison, Minn.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 11th, 1908

 

Wibaux - From the Pioneer, Sept. 3 -

     Mrs. Rebecca Berry, of Paeston, died of heart failure at her home last Wednesday, Aug, 26, and the remains were accompanied to Parker, S. Dak., by her son, E. E. Berry, for interment.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 11th, 1908

 

     A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Jones, Sentinel Butte, last Monday, the 7th.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 11th, 1908

 

Another Bad N. P. Wreck

Head On Collision Results in The Death of Four Trainmen.

     The Northern Pacific had another bad passenger wreck last Saturday in which two engineers and two firemen lost their lives.  The wreck was caused by a headon collision between passenger train No. 5 and a freight.  It occurred near Paradise, about 70 miles west of Missoula, Mont., and caused a delay of several hours in the passenger service from the west.  The passenger train was running about 30 miles an hour when the accident happened.  The collision is said to have been caused by the failure of the operator at Perman to deliver an order to the passenger train, he having received the order after the train had passed the station.

     The dead are:  Engineers Munson and Valentine, of Missoura, and Firemen Robinson and Herrick, also of Missoula.  A brakeman by the name of Dixon and an unknown tramp were seriously injured.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 11th, 1908

 

Man Killed By Explosion

Five Seriously Injured by Explosion of a Threshing Engine Boiler

New Rocklford, N.D., Sept. 9 -

     Chas. Olmstad, an engineer employed on a threshing rig belonging to W. B. Whitam of New Rockford, was instantly killed and five others seriously injured last Friday by explosion of an engine boiler.  Whitam had fixed up an old threshing outfit, remodeling an engine that had not been used for 23 years.

      Olmstad was working on the engine when it exploded, and threw him a great distance mangling his body.  The others were injured by flying pieces of the boiler, and some were badly scalded.  Olmstad's home is in Indiana.  He was 38 years old and single.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 11th, 1908

 

Henry Sunders Sr., Dead

     Henry Sunders, Sr., died at his home east of town last Tuesday afternoon.  The cause of his death was heart trouble.  Although he has been ailing for some time, he was up and about on the morning of the day of his death until about ten o'clock when

he complained of feeling badly, and went to bed and about three o'clock in the afternoon passed away.

     The funeral was held at the Catholic church yesterday morning at ten o'clock and the remains interred in the Catholic cemetery south of town.  Father Vanden Heuvel officiating.

     Deceased, if he had lived until today, would have been 71 years old.  He leaves a wife and three sons, Henry Sunders Jr., of this place, who at present is confined to his bed with typhoid fever, Ben Sunders, of Freeport, Minn., and Frank Sunders, of St.

Paul, Minn.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 18th, 1908

 

     A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harve Robinson at Sentinel Butte, last Monday, September 14.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 18th, 1908

 

     A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Watson, who live near Williams, the fore part of last week.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 18th, 1908

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. Vince Wicks last Wednesday, Sept. 16th, a girl.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 18th, 1908

 

Sentinel Butte - from the Republican, Sept. 10 -

     Ira Burkey and Miss Bossermon stole a march on their friends Wednesday and went to Dickinson and were quietly married, returning the same day.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 18th, 1908

 

     This afternoon our community was shocked by one of those terrible sudden deaths which stirs the heart to its utmost recesses.  Baby Wesley Hessler was taken suddenly ill just after noon with severe vomiting and Mr. and Mrs. Hesser, fearing that he might have swallowed something poisonous, hurried him over to Ferris & Son's store where emetics were administered and all that loving hands could do was done to relieve his suffering, but in less than an hour the little life was ended and the spirit of the little Wesley passed to God who gave it.  Wesley Clinton Hesser, only child of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hesser, was born January 2nd, 1908, and died September 11th, being eight months and nine days old at the time of his death.  Rev. W. J. Brown of Dickinson was called to conduct the funeral services tomorrow and arrangements have been made to inter the body near the home.  A large circle of sincere friends join

in sympathy with Mr. and Mrs. Hesser in this dark hour.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 25th, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Peek celebrated their fortieth anniversary Wednesday by a family dinner.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 25th, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jensen returned on Tuesday morning from Fairview, at which place they buried their little son, as was mentioned in our last issue.  The baby was ailing for about ten days with the cholera, before passing away.  The remains were

laid to rest in the Fairview cemetery on Tuesday, August 8.  The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their affliction.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 25th, 1908

 

     C. L. Horton received a message bearing the sad news of the death of his brother, which occurred as the result of a wreck on the Lake Shore & M. S. Ry., on which road the deceased was a fireman, and Mr. Horton departed Saturday evening for his former

home at Elkhart, Ind., where the remains will be taken for interment.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 25th, 1908

 

     Monday evening W. C. Vandervort surprised his numerous friends by arriving in town with a bride, a former Miss Blake of Minneapolis.  The proverbial merry wedding bell and all the unalloyed joy of approaching conjugal relationship were in this instance but an iridescent dream as their route of final courtship and marriage was ensnared with parental dissatisfaction and outside interference so that the whole affair was a romance in real life.  We will not attempt to give any details as every paper in St. Paul and Minneapolis had full column, first page account of the affair, but we will say, with a host of others, that were glad Van "went and done it," and may all the joy and happiness and good things of life attend him and his charming helpmate throughout the golden vista of future years.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 25th, 1908

 

Commits Suicide

     Mrs. Theresia Welde, of Taylor, committed suicide last week by drowning in the Heart river.  She was a farmer's wife and committed the rash act while her husband was away threshing.  Her body was found about a mile from their house, floating in

the river.  Despondency is the cause given of her taking her life.  The couple had no children.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, September 25th, 1908

 

Medora -

     The funeral services over the remains of little Wesley Hessar, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hessar, were held from the Hotel Medora building Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock, Rev. W. J. Brown, of Dickinson, preaching a sermon full of consolation

and sympathy.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 2nd, 1908

 

     A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Walker, two miles east of town, last Wednesday, Sept. 30th.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 2nd, 1908

 

Dies From Typhoid

     C. W. Hobbs, aged 40 years, a homesteader living 14 miles northeast of Beach, died last Tuesday afternoon of typhoid fever, after an illness of about a month's duration.

     Deceased came to Billings county from Kentucky and filed on a homestead about two years ago.  He leaves a wife and baby who have the sympathy of the community in this hour of sadness.

     Funeral services were held yesterday and the remains interred on the homestead, Rev. Douglas officiating.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 2nd, 1908

 

Mrs. Harve Robinson Dead

 

     Mrs. Harve Robinson, wife of the president of the Sentinel Butte bank, died last Saturday evening, leaving three small children, Addison, Dorothy and an infant baby, ten days old.

     The funeral was held at the Robinson home at Sentinel Butte on Sunday afternoon and although the weather was cold and rainy, a large number of friends and relatives were present to pay last respects to the departed.

     Interment was made at the cemetery one mile east of Sentinel Butte.  Rev. Douglas officiated.

     Mrs. Robinson was a daughter of H. Gilbert, postmaster at Sentinel Butte and one of the oldest residents in the county.  She had lived in the country practically all her life and all who knew her were her friends. 

     The sympathy of the country is with her devoted husband and the little children.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 2nd, 1908

 

24 Killed In Another Wreck

Burlington Passenger Train Crashes Into Freight In Snow Storm Near Young's Point Montana

Only One Escapes In Smoker

     Northern Pacific passenger train No. 16 which left Helena for the east by way of Billings last week Friday night, collided with a freight train near Young's Point, and 24 persons were kill and nine injured.  The train jumped the rails.  The dead are: Engineer Besinger, Milo Holoway, O. L. Babcok, firemen; Tom Stewart, Columbus, Mont.; C. H. Barnes, St. Joseph, Mo.; John Kantich, going from Anaconda to Billings; H. Hodgson, Billings; Capt. Gamble, Humerson, Iowa; Samuel Measuich, residence unknown; Samuel Merchingen, Chico, Mont.; Brovoje Paulovich, Anaconda; D. Bers, Denver; S. L. Schemina, Laurel, Mont.; Robert Anderson,

Harding, Mont.; Col. Bonson, Utah; John Cawlan, Billings; E. L. Mock, Denver; D. H. Arnes, Seattle; G. N. Knosick, Anaconda; Chas. E. Johnson; District Passenger Agent, Nickel Plate Railway; Geo. Battlerock, Anaconda; John Ryan, Cushing, Okla.; one unknown.

     The injured:  R. A. Rickers, Billings, injured internally, both legs broken; Ben S. Westnery, address unknown, internal injuries; John Siourck, coal miner, Cold Water, Ala., bruises; Fletcher Dwyer, Mount Carmel, Ills., arm broken, internal injuries; Sam Slomowitz, address unknown, both legs broken, internal injuries; only one in the smoker who escaped with his life; Anton Rowcitx, Helena, both arms broken, internal injuries; John Burke, Boston, legs broken and back hurt; Susan Cordea, Flathead Indian Mission, shoulder and back hurt; John Cordea, Flathead Indian Mission, head cut; small boy, arm and back cut.

     The trains which collided were scheduled to pass at Young's Point, but the flagman of the freight train could not get warning to the passenger in time on account of the snow storm which was raging at the time.  The express car telescoped the smoker and in this car most of the casualties occurred.

     The wrecked train consisted of a smoker, baggage car, day coach and two Pullmans.

     Train No. 16 is a Burlington train which runs from Seattle to Billings over the tracks of the Northern Pacific.  It leaves Seattle each day at 3:30 p.m. and is scheduled to arrive at Billings at 8:50 p.m., the second day out.

     This makes the third bad passenger wreck which has occurred on the Northern Pacific the past month.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 9th, 1908

 

Marmarth Notes - from the Mail, Oct. 2 -

     Mrs. M. S. Olson and Baby arrived here last Saturday evening.  Papa Olson now steps only on the high spots and wears a forty dollar expansion countenance.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 9th, 1908

 

Marmarth Notes - from the Mail, Oct 2 -

     Wednesday morning a fine baby boy arrived at the home of O. C. Jenks.  We might have put a big headline on this and lengthened it out to about a column but we haven't got the smokerino yet.  Future papas take notice.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 9th, 1908

 

Married

     Wm. Hutchins and Miss Pearl Beeler were married at Medora last Monday by Judge Paxton.  They went down on the morning train and were married there in the afternoon, returning that evening.  The contracting parties are Beach people, the groom having worked for A. B. Kellogg in his harness shop, while the bridge has lived with relatives west of town for some time.  The young couple were "stormed" with rice at Medora while taking the train.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 16th, 1908

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Welsh, a girl, last week Thursday, Oct. 8th.  They live about seven miles northwest of town.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 16th, 1908

 

     Last Saturday night the little four weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Thoman died at Dickinson, where Mrs. Thoman had taken her for treatment.  The little one was attacked with an abscess when only a few weeks old and afterwards with bowel trouble, which terminated with spinal meningitis.  Mr. Thoman took the early train Sunday for Dickinson and the funeral was held at that place and the interment made in the Dickinson cemetery.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 16th, 1908

 

     A sad event took place last Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Woohull, when their youngest child, who recently came to cheer their home, took her flight for that home where there are no tears nor parting.  The funeral services were conducted at the home of Oscar Holmquist on Tuesday, by the Rev. Alex. Douglas.  The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends in their recent affliction.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 23rd, 1908

 

      We failed to mention last week the arrival of a baby girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Oswalt, northwest of town.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 23rd, 1908

 

     A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sunders last week Tuesday.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 23rd, 1908

 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Garmo last Saturday, a boy.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 23rd, 1908

 

     News was received here this week of the death of Harold B. Stratton at Bowling Green, Ohio, October 5.  It will be recalled that Mr. Stratton was the young man who was so severely injured in the cattle train wreck at Medora three years ago.  He was so

badly injured in this wreck that he was brought here to the Smith hospital and for several months remained at that institution.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 23rd, 1908

 

Burkey Bulletins - from a regular correspondent -

    Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Thill are happy over the arrival of a baby girl at their home.  The little one was christened Genevieve Elizabeth.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 30th, 1908

 

     A baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Maletaus Stepp, who live south of town in the Lone Tree district, last Saturday, the 24th.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 30th, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Jordan are rejoicing over the arrival of a bright baby girl, who came to cheer their home on Thursday, October 22.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 30th, 1908

 

Medora Happenings - from the Herald, Oct. 22 -

     Emery W. Clocksin and Miss Bea Brown both of near Beach were married at the home of Judge Paxton Tuesday, the genial judge officiating.  The judge is getting so much practice of late that he is getting quite proficient tying the nuptial knot.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, October 30th, 1908

 

     Leonard B. Schouboe and Miss Hazel Lies were married at Dickinson last week Wednesday, at the Congregational parsonage in that city, by Rev. W. J. Brown.  The contracting parties are both well known in this locality.  The groom is one of the young, prosperous and promising farmers in the Williams locality.  He recently built a fine new house on his farm but shortly after its completion someone set fire to it and burned it to the ground, including about $500 worth of the young man's grain.  However, the young man is not to be discouraged and has taken unto himself a helpmate to help battle with life's vicissitudes.  This helpmate is one of the most  loved and respected young ladies in that neighborhood.  The Chronicle wishes them a long, happy and prosperous life, which they deserve.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, November 6th, 1908

 

     C. E. Kirkpatrick, who recently established his residence on the northwest quarter of section 20 of this township, is hauling out lumber and preparing to erect a fine dwelling house on the corner opposite Ed Freer's house.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, November 13th, 1908

 

     Last Saturday, Nov. 7th, a girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Burnett of Beach.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, November 13th, 1908

 

     A boy was born to Mr. an Mrs. C. H. Van Eaton, north of Sentinel Butte, last week Friday.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, November 13th, 1908

 

     A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Gilbertson at Sentinel Butte yesterday morning.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, November 13th, 1908

 

     Frank A. Beeler and Miss Julia Accart were married at St John's church in Beach last Friday.  The parties are local people, the groom having a homestead west of town, where the young people will make their home.  The Chronicle joins their friends in

extending congratulations.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, November 20th, 1908

 

Medora Happenings -

     Ora Gray was fourteen years old last Friday and to celebrate the event she invited a number of her young friends to the Medora Hotel to spend the evening.  Mrs. Darius Omsted, Ora's aunt, assisted by Misses Maggie Reiter and Lucile Rollar, treated the

young folks to a splendid supper after which the evening was delightfully spent in music and games.  Ora received a number of useful and pretty presents.  It was quite late when the children left, taking with them the memory of a merry, happy time.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, November 20th, 1908

 

Wibaux Items - from the Pioneer -

     Four more of Wibaux's prominent people were made happy, each on the same day, and to a "man up a tree," it appears as though there are several others who may fall in line before many moons.  The first couple to receive congratulations are well and favorable known residents in the county south of town, namely, Mr. Francis Beeler and Miss Julia Accart, who were united in marriage on Saturday 7, by the pastor of the Catholic church at Beach.  The bridge wore a white silk gown, trimmed in blue, white slippers, and a bridal veil looped up with orange blossoms.  The groom was attired in the conventional black.  After the matrimonial sermon had been performed the happy young couple returned to the home of the bride where a sumptuous supper and dance was given.  Mr. and Mrs. Beeler were the recipients of a number of elegant presents, as well as many good wishes for a happy wedded life, from their large circle of friends with whom the Pioneer joins in extending congratulations.

     The second couple to tie the matrimonial knot were Mr. Tracy McClain and Miss Mamie Howard, both residents of this city, whom we hear were married in Glendive, on Saturday, November 7, and as near as the Pioneer can ascertain it was a pleasant surprise for all when the news was circulated, as no one apparently, had even suspected that their contemplations were such.  At any rate, as was it their desire to steal a grand march on their Wibaux friends, there was nothing poor about the method which they adopted.  We understand that Mr. and Mrs. McClain immediately took up their residence on the formers claim northeast of town.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, November 20th, 1908

 

Wibaux Items - from the Pioneer -

     A message was received here on Tuesday bearing the sad news of the death of Mr. W. G. James, father of Geo. W. James of this city.  The deceased was a member of the G. A. G., also a member of the Masonic lodge.  Interment took place at Chicago where the brother Masons paid their last tribute of respect to their honorable member.  Mr. James of this city has the sympathy of all in his affliction.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, November 27th, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Odland are the happy parents of a bright girl who came to their home last Thursday. - Hurley (S.Dak) Herald

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, November 27th, 1908

 

     Hilliard Jackson, who will be remembered as one of the young fellows who came to Beach about three years ago and filed on a homestead near Burkey, and who proved up on it about a year ago and returned to Fessenden and took unto himself a wife, is now the "daddy" of a "bouncing" girl and it is now up to him to send his Beach friends a box of ten centers.  We all smoke.  The following is taken from the Fessenden Free Press:  "A bouncing baby girl was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard Jackson, Tuesday morning.  All concerned are doing nicely and Hillie wears a smile that resists coming off."

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, November 27th, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. John Bosseman are the proud parents of an 11 pound boy, born at Carrington, N.D.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, November 27th, 1908

 

     On Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents occurred the marriage of Miss Lillian, the 19 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Brier, to Ben Hayward, a prosperous young farmer who resides about four miles southeast of this village.  A large number of relatives of the contracting parties were present to witness the ceremony.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 4th, 1908

 

Burkey Bulletins - by regular correspondent -

     Otto Petersilie and Miss Alice Koch attended the wedding dance at Tetley, Thanksgiving.  Their daughter Miss Maggie was married to Wm. Baum.  Rev. Douglas officiated.  They will go to house keeping on their homestead near Goar's ranch.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 4th, 1908

 

     Chas. Goar and Miss Abbie Burkey were married at Glendive this week by Rev. Burham.  They returned on Wednesday and will make their home on the groom's ranch near Carlyle.  The young couple are well known in this locality, especially by the old timers, the bride being the daughter of John Burkey an old time sheep rancher south of the Burkey post office, while Mr. Goar, although a young man, has been in the stock business in Billings county for a number of years.  The Chronicle extends congratulations to this newly wedded couple.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 4th, 1908

 

Wibaux Items - from the Pioneer -

     As the Pioneer goes to press we are  the recipients of an announcement of the marriage of William A. Bell and Miss Florence Bushell, both residences of this city, who were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, at Glendive on Tuesday, November

24.  At this writing we are unable to learn the particulars.  However they will appear in our next issue.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 4th, 1908

 

     Francis L. Trotter, who has been an inmate of the hospital for the insane at Jamestown for about two years, died at that institution a few days ago.  At the time his illness came upon him it was hoped that his trouble would yield to treatment at the

hospital but it seems that this was not to be.  Mrs. Trotters has the sympathy of all in her bereavement.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 4th, 1908

 

     A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Freer, of Sentinel Butte, last Tuesday.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 11th, 1908

 

     On Dec 2nd a girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Lisor of Sentinel Butte.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 11th, 1908

 

     Have you noticed the pleasant smile that Thos. Dunlap is wearing nowadays.  He looks 20 years younger and we understand that he is passing the cigars around with a liberal hand.  It is all brought about by the arrival of a bouncing boy at his home last

Saturday night.  Ye editor is waiting for Tom to call with one of those ten centers.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 11th, 1908

 

Wibaux Items - from the Pioneer -

          A short time ago the Pioneer predicted that more wedding bells would soon ring out in Wibaux and sure enough we were right - although it did not require the knowledge of a prophet to foretell what was about to happen in the Bushell-Bell family, as their friends seems to know what to expect, hence it was not a surprise.  But in speaking of the Schuett - Yackey nuptials, however, it was different, as none of the Wibaux friends seemed to be wise until after their wedding had occurred.  But that did not interfere with the usual charivari party, they were serenaded by the regulars just the same.  The first couple to receive congratulations was William A. Bell and Miss Florence Bushell who, on Tuesday evening, November 24, in company with Mr. and Mrs. Bushell and the latter's sister, Miss Nellie Hougen went to Glendive where they were united in marriage by Rev. E. N. English, pastor of the Episcopal church. 

The second marriage we learned of is that of William O. Schuett and Miss L. Ada Yackey, formerly of Glendive, who were untied in the holy bonds of matrimony at Glendive on Friday evening, Nov. 20th; Rev. E. N. English officiated.  Only a few intimate friends of the bride were present at the wedding.  Mr. Schuett returned to Wibaux on the following day to take up his duties as operator, and the bride remained at her home in Glendive until Thanksgiving day, when the happy couple took up their residence.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 11th, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chattin are receiving congratulations over the arrival of a baby girl at their home last Tuesday.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 11th, 1908

 

      A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hoverson on Wednesday.  Mother and child are reported well, while Ed. is receiving congratulations and passing out the Havanas.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 11th, 1908

 

Burkey - from regular correspondent -

    Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Snow received the sad news of the death of their friend Mrs. Bond Sunday and left for there immediately.  Mr. Snow returned Monday but Mrs. Snow remained until after the funeral services Wednesday.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 11th, 1908

 

     A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Franzien (sic) of Sentinel Butte on Dec. 1st.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 11th, 1908

 

Card of Thanks

     We wish to thank the many friends who so generously assisted us during the recent illness and death of our beloved wife and mother. - William A. Bond family.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 11th, 1908

 

Death of Mrs. Bond

     On Sunday last, friends of Mrs. William Bond were shocked to learn of her sudden and untimely death which occurred about nine o'clock in the forenoon.  Saturday evening she retired apparently as well as usual, having endured very poor health during the past few months.  At two o'clock Sunday morning she awoke her husband, saying she felt ill and soon began to talk irrationally.  Doctor Museus was called at once but she was in convulsions before his arrival and never regained consciousness.  Doctors MacNab and Smith were called and the three doctors held a consultation, but gave the loving relatives and friends no hope.  All that was in their power was done to save her life, but that treacherous disease, dropsy, had so undermined her health that medical aid seemed impossible and until death released her from her suffering.  Her infant daughter also died.

     Rachel Howard was born November 11, 1870, in Pike county, Kentucky, and moved with her parents to Todd county, Minnesota, at the age of eleven years.

     She was married to William Bond March 26, 1893, coming at once to North Dakota where they have resided almost continually since.

     She leaves to mourn her death, besides the broken hearted husband, a daughter, just entering womanhood and a son, aged twelve years, of Beach; a father, one brother and four sisters residing in the state of Washington, a sister at Kalispel, Montana, a

sister at West Hope, N.D., and a sister at Shaffer, N.D.  It was not possible for any of her people to be present at the funeral, but a sister of Mr. Bond's, Mrs. Loren Severson, of Courtenay, N.D., arrived Monday evening.

     By her death a happy home is nearly broken up.  She was a loving wife and a faithful and patient mother.  She possessed an unusually amiable disposition, always taking an optimistic view of life and always enjoyed a hearty laugh.  To know her was

to love her and her friends were numerous.

     The funeral services were held at the school house Wednesday, at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Alex Douglas, pastor of the Congregational church officiating.  The remains were interred in the Beach cemetery.

     The floral offering of roses by the school children was beautiful and expressed the deep sympathy felt for their classmate and the family in their heavy and sudden bereavement.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 18th, 1908

 

Monitor -

       Chas. A. Gore, of Preston, Mont., and Miss Abbie C. Burkey of Burkey, N.D., were married Tuesday by Rev. Burhans.  Mr. Gore bears an unique distinction as being a cousin of the famous Senator Gore of Oklahoma.  They will reside at Preston.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 18th, 1908

 

Burkey -

     It was indeed a surprise to the friends of Miss Abbie Burkey when she quietly stole a march on them and was married at Glendive last week to Mr. Chas. Gore.  Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy life are extended.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 18th, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Roberts are the parents of a baby girl born last Monday, the 14th.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 18th, 1908

 

     A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Randash on the 15th.  They reside near Burkey.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 25th, 1908

 

     J. K. Tatley, one of our Carlyle farmers, returned last week Friday from an extended visit at Hawley, Minn., and Estavran, Can.  Mr. Tatley was called away some time ago by the illness of his wife at Hawley where she passed away on the 9th of November, she being afflicted with consumption for a good many years, consequently her death was not unexpected.  Mr. Tatley owns a 178 acre farm at Hawley, 400 acres at Estavan and 160 at Carlyle.  He had a crop this year on the three different farms and all turned out fairly good, but in Canada the grain men got all the profit as in that country the price is much lower and the grain men take undue

advantage of the farmer in grades and dockage.  Mr. Tatley has little use for the Canadian country.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 25th, 1908

 

     Mr. and Mrs. John Neziiolek, who lives six miles southwest of town, are the happy parents of a baby girl born last Saturday.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 25th, 1908

 

     A little son came last Tuesday to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Randash and Frank can be heard singing a lullaby most of the time.

 


Golden Valley Chronicle, Beach, Billings Co, North Dakota, December 25th, 1908

 

Are Married At Dickinson

Ernest E. Prehn and Miss Jessie Kellogg Are Cupid's Victims

 

     Ernest E. Prehn and Miss Jessie Kellogg, two of Beach's young people, went to Dickinson last Tuesday and were married there at l:30 that afternoon, Mabel Kellogg and C. H. Hyland, of Sentinel Butte acting as best lady and best man.  They returned to Beach Wednesday evening.

    The bride is one of Beach's popular young ladies being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Kellogg of this place while the groom is one of Beach's business men, being engaged in the market and restaurant business.  Mr. Prehn was one of the first homesteaders in the Valley coming from Wisconsin at the time when the town was first established.

     They will make their home in the rooms over the market.  They have the best wishes of a large circle of friends with whom the Chronicle joins in extending congratulations.