Surprise Valley Record for July 1924

Surprise Valley Record, Cedarville, Modoc County, California, July 1924

Wednesday July 2, 1924

May Have Been Hurt
George Weilmunster and little son were down from Lake City Saturday evening, and Mr. Weilmunster informed us that while riding at Benton Meadows, near Davis Creek, he found a bay mare running loose on the range, with a saddle on and a rope around her neck. She had evidently been running on the range in that condition for a week or more, and had been seen by others. He caught the animal and removed the rope and saddle, which can be seen for identification at his home above Lake City. The mare was branded with an H on the right shoulder and what looks like an open A on the left shoulder, and she had been raised by Mr. H. Hobbs, of this place. Whether some accident has occurred to the rider is not known, and we have not heard of any one missing and no inquiry has been made for the animal. Alturas papers note the above, or it may be that some one has been hurt.

George H. Morgan Passes
George H. Morgan, one of the old time residents of this place, died suddenly at Eagleville on June 24th, at the age of 69 years. He was a native of Ohio and came to this valley 48 years ago and lived here continuously since. Shortly after his arrival here he was married to Miss Mary Parman, and to them were born nine children, of whom four boys survive him, Earnest, Harry, Clay and Raymond. In 1908, he was married to Mrs. Agnes Addington, who proceeded him to the great beyond. He was a man well liked by all who knew him honest and energetic, a good neighbor and friend. The record joins his many friends in tendering in sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones.

E. M. Wilson well known accountant was badly injured in an auto accident at Medford some days ago and his mother and sister Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Nettie B. Harris of Adin left at once for that place on receipt of the sad news.

In Susanville, Cal., Mr. Robert Maxwell and Miss Edith Minto, both of Westwood, where Miss Minto taught school the past year and Mr. Maxwell is connected the Westwood Garage. Shortly afterwards, Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell left for Lake Tahoe. At present they are visiting at Eagleville but will reside in Westwood for the present.

At Lake City, June 18, 1924, to Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Strief, a son, James Samuel Strief.

Mr. Jesse Parman, who was operated on by Dr. Kennedy a couple of weeks ago, is reported as getting along nicely.

Wednesday July 9, 1924

Mrs. Jillette, sister of Mrs. W. H. Hussa arrived here last week on a visit. (Should be Gillette)

At Salmon, Idaho, at the Methodist parsonage at eight o’clock Friday night the glad marriage of Samuel R. Darst and Miss Myrtle Gatzman, both of this city, Rev. George R. Archer performing the sacred vows. Attending the ceremony were many friends and relatives of the bride including the parents Mr. and Mrs. John Gatzman, and highly esteemed residents of their ranch ten miles south of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Axel Buerson signed as witness of the certificate.

Fred M. Martin of Bidwell is reported critically ill with typhoid fever.

Wednesday July 16, 1924

Dan Devaney was pretty badly bruised up last Monday by a refractory horse that objected to being ridden. However, Dan is able to be around, although very sore.

Mr. and Mrs. Price Boyd of Winnemucca arrived in Surprise Valley last week on a visit to Mrs. Boyd’s mother, Mrs. Mary Connolly of Eagleville and will remain several days.

The marriage of Miss Jennie Foskett and William Chase, former residents of this place, at San Jose recently has been announced. Their many friends extend best congratulations and wish them unbounded joy and prosperity.

Wednesday July 23, 1924

Mrs. Jesse Strotts received the sad news Sunday of the death of her mother, which occurred at Ponnca City, Oklahoma.

Wednesday July 30, 1924

Harry Cook, one of our prominent stockmen and farmers died suddenly at his home near Eagleville this morning.

Passed Away At Berkeley
Peter Peterson one of the early settlers of this valley and for many years a resident of Fort Bidwell, died at Berkeley last Friday and his remains were brought to Bidwell Saturday and Monday were interred in the Bidwell cemetery. He has been in ill health for a number of years, and died at the age of eighty four years, leaving a number of children to mourn his loss, to whom the entire community extend profound sympathy. His obituary will be published next week.

Miss Opal Reynolds of Westwood and Miss Dorothy Rinehart were callers at the record office Wednesday. Miss Reynolds spent her vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Reynolds, of Lake City and returned to Westwood Thursday.

Last Thursday night Sheriff Sharp and deputies came over here and arrested Frank Page for violating the Volstead Act. He was taken to Alturas and later on released under a $1000 bond.

Dr. Kennedy performed tonsil operations on the following during the past two weeks: Mrs. Floyd Stimers, three children of Mrs. Kate Gooch, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Dollarhide, Mrs. Bert Simson and Harry Wilson. The patients are all doing nicely.

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