Surprise Valley Record for February 1926

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

February 3, 1926

Rev. M. J. Williams took his wife to Alturas Tuesday morning to take the train for St. Helena, where Mrs. Williams will be a patient at the St. Helena Sanitarium for an indefinite period.

Mrs. John Royce, who has been in a state of very poor health for sometime, is now at Fort Bidwell, receiving treatment from Dr. Elizabeth Bush, Chiropractor, and is reported as being somewhat, improved.

We are glad to report Mrs. S. B. Strief as improving. Mrs. Joe Simms is staying with her.

Mrs. Winnie Stewart is suffering from neuralgia – after effects of the flu. She is staying with Mrs. George Heard and her daughter Winona will attend the Soldier Creek School for a while.

Funeral Of I. S. Brown
Mr. I. S. Brown, who met with an accident a week ago Saturday died last Wednesday morning, and the funeral was held in the Cedarville Church last Friday afternoon, Rev. M. J. Williams, officiating. Isaac Sheridan Brown was born in Ohio, Dec. 23, 1864, and at the time of his death was aged 61 years, 1 month and three days. He was a schoolteacher five years; married and came to California in 1892 and settled at Gilroy. After two years, he moved to San Juan, where he resided for fifteen years. Later he moved to Santa Cruz and lived in Garfield Park for six and half years. November 1916 he came to Cedarville and lived on a ranch two miles north of town until death. Mr. Brown leaves to mourn his loss his wife, two brothers and three sisters; William Brown, Gustine, Cal., Carey Brown, San Jose, Cal., Mrs. Mary Wright, in Ohio, Mrs. Laura Van Gundy, Philippine Is.; Mrs. Myrtle Barikas, Richmond, Cal., Mr. and Mrs. B. Brown raised two orphan children, Mrs. Rachel Lake, Lakeview, Ore. and Ralph Shook, Camp Kearney, Cal. The funeral services were conducted in the Cedarville Church and the interment was in the city cemetery.

Card Of Thanks
I wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their help and loving kindness at the time of the death of my husband, I also thank God for the beautiful blanket of snow. Mrs. Leah C. Brown

February 10, 1926

The Grim Reaper
Mrs. Max Fulcher, one of the pioneer ladies of Fort Bidwell, died at that place last Sunday at an advanced age. One by one the old timers are passing away, and soon the old guard will be a thing of the past. Mrs. Fulcher was highly esteemed by all who knew her, and many friends deeply regret her departure and extend profound sympathy to the bereaved ones that are left behind. Those of her immediate family being, Mrs. Charles Fee, Mrs. Gladys Smith, Frank and Max Fulcher.

Mrs. James Fee, another one of the pioneer residents of Bidwell, passed away at her home there yesterday. She was a most estimable woman and during her many years, residence in this valley she has endeared herself to a host of friends who deeply regret her death. A faithful wife, a loving mother and loyal friend has gone to her last reward. Of her immediate family, three children are left to mourn her passing, viz, Mrs. L. S. Billups, Mrs. Aggie Wolfe and E. J. Fee, to whom sincere sympathy is extended in their bereavement.

Capt. Kistler Dead
Captain A. C. Kistler, well known throughout the county and for many years prominent merchant of this place, died at his home in Santa Rosa last week. He came to Surprise Valley many years ago and was stationed at Warner and Fort Bidwell for several years and after leaving the army he engaged in the mercantile business at this place; later moving to Santa Rosa. He leaves a wife, a daughter and two sons and many friends to mourn his death.

Miss Katherine Kaiser returned last week from Santa Cruz, where she was called by the death of her stepmother.

Married Newton Stanley, Jr., of Nevada and Miss Aileen Royce, of this place, were married at Lakeview on the 4th inst. The Record wishes them all the happiness and good luck possible.

Dr. LaRue arrived here this week and will take the place of Dr. Stewart, who was called to his home in the south on account of the death of his mother, and will attend to the testing of cattle for tuberculosis.

February 17, 1926

Will Open Dental Office
Dr. E. F. Auble, pioneer pie-biter repairer of Modoc, was here last Sunday arranging to open up a dental parlor and has leased the south east rooms in the Hotel Surprise, and will be here the latter part of the week, and expects to be ready to do any kind of dental work about the 20th inst. He is a first class dentist and our people can rest assured of having satisfactory work done. They will conduct the business here in conjunction with his Alturas office.

At Lake City, Cal., February 13th, 1926, to Mr. and Mrs. Preston Jones, a daughter, weight ten pounds

Davie Grove, of Eagleville, was up last Sunday and reports things looking well down that way. He was kicked in the back by a horse a few days ago and is suffering from the effects of it.

Death in Vermont
L. D. Post, of Lake City, received a letter a few days ago, announcing the death at Westfield, Vermont, of Charles R. Brown, on January 19th. Mr. Brown was well known resident here for many years and his old time friends regret to learn of his death.

Card Of Thanks
We desire to express our great appreciation for the assistance and comfort extended us by so many kind friends and neighbors; also we thank those who remembered us with floral tokens for our dear mother. Mrs. Chas Fee, Frank Fulcher, Max Fulcher, Gladys Smith

February 24, 1926

Frank Layton, well known at this place, died at his home near Alturas last Saturday, after a long illness.

While coming down Cedar Pass last Friday night, Roy Baker ran off the grade this side of the Stough place, but luckily escaped without injury, other than bending the fender and headlamp of his machine.

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