Surprise Valley Record for April 1926

Surprise Valley Record, Cedarville, Modoc County, California, April 1926

April 7, 1926

Miss Mabel Kennedy underwent a tonsil operation this week and is getting along nicely.

Mr. and Mrs. Simon Bennett, who surprised their many friends by going to Alturas and getting married last week were given an old fashioned charivari party last Friday night and a most enjoyable time was had.

April 14, 1926

Death Of Wm C Beeson
Last Saturday evening William C. Beeson passed away at his home in Eagleville, the immediate cause of death being heart failure. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon in the Christian Church, the service being conducted by Rev. M. J. Williams, and the interment in the Eagleville Cemetery. William C. Beeson was born in Ohio Aug. 2, 1852, and at the time of his death was aged 73 years, 8 months and 8 days. When a young man he moved to Oklahoma, where his wife died, leaving the father to care for seven motherless children. One son and one daughter preceded him to the silent land. Five children survive to mourn his loss – three sons and two daughters; George and Somer Beeson, of Eagleville and Homer Beeson of Cedarville; Mrs. Mollie Jenkins of Westwood, Cal.; and Mrs. Pearl Gardella of San Francisco. There are also 15 grandchildren and 4 great grand children and a host of friends to mourn the passing of a good citizen, friend and neighbor. The deceased was a member in good standing of the Woodmen of the World at Shawnee, Oklahoma. Mr. Beeson first came to Eagleville in 1907, and with few intermissions has been a resident of Surprise Valley since that time. The entire community extends to the bereaved relatives and sorrowing hour of grief.

J. R. Wilson Died
At Oakland F. E. Bush received a wire last Monday, which stated that J. R. Wilson, of this place, had passed away at Oakland last Saturday and that the remains would be shipped here for interment and that the funeral will be held on the 21st or 22nd, with services by the Knights of Pythias Lodge, of which the deceased was a member. Mr. Wilson has been an invalid for the past year or more, and his passing, though not unexpected, was a shock to his many friends. He leaves a wife and five children, Mrs. Harold Misely and Mrs. Wm. P. Evarts, of Lovelock, Nev.; Mrs. Norman Benner, of Oakland and Joe Wilson of San Francisco and Lee Wilson, of Mendocino County, and to them is extended the sincere sympathy of many friends in their hour of sorrow and bereavement. More particulars will be published later.

Near Cedarville, cal., April 6th, 1926, to the wife of Pete Dollarhide, 11 pound son

Mrs. Melissa Fitzgerald has been here the past week visiting her daughters, Mrs. F. E. Bush and Mrs. Wm Mickle.

Dr. Elizabeth Bush and Dr. T. J. Halloran were married at San Francisco last week. The Record extends hearty congratulations.

Death of Oliver Chopping
A letter from Frank Chopping to Mrs. Sara Powers of Eagleville, gives notice of the death at Sonoma of Oliver Chopping, the 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chopping, and the remains were buried at Healdsburg. Mr. Chopping certainly has had more than his share of misfortune. Mrs. Chopping is in a Sanitarium at Napa, the three younger boys are Layton with the Salvation Army, the baby is at Santa Cruz in a home for babies; their only little girl is at a doctor’s place in San Jose for treatment and Mr. Chopping has been sent to Colfax for treatment for tuberculosis. The family surely has the deepest sympathy of their old time friends here and at Eagleville.

April 21, 1926

Born In Cedarville, Cal., April 20, 1926, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stanley, a son

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