Surprise Valley Record, Cedarville, Modoc County, California, June 1925

June 3, 1925

Mrs. Ruth McLane, of Gridley, accompanied by Mrs. Allie Benner and Miss Eva Street, of Napa, arrived here last Saturday, by auto. They formerly resided here, where they have many friends who are very glad to meet them again.

Death Of R. F. Cook
Richard Franklin Cook was born in Missouri in 1864 and came to California in 1888 and resided in Surprise Valley continually since then. He was married to Martha M. Smith in 1888, the issue of that union being two boys and one girl; Leonard, Ernest Eugene and Neva. He leaves to mourn his loss a sorrowing wife, two children and three sisters. Mrs. Seyton Baker of Cedarville, Mrs. Alice Hughes of Gerlach and Mrs. Dulcie Mayhew of Topeka, Kansas, a son-in-law, Charles Kelley, and two daughters-in-law, Alta and Edna Cook. He was an affectionate husband and father and always solicitous regarding the welfare of his family. He was injured in an auto accident sometime ago and continually grew worse and he was placed in the hands of a specialist at the University California Hospital and every thing possible was done, but without avail and on May 23d he passed away. His remains were brought home and interred in the Eagleville cemetery May 26th. A host of friends extends sympathy to the sorrowing family.

Born At New Pine Creek, Ore., May 20, 1925, to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Heryford, a boy

W. G. Rea is reported quite ill with the flu this week and is confined to his home.

Born
At Long Beach, Cal., May 22, 1925, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis R. Adams, a daughter Dona Adams.

Miss Dorothy Rinehart who has been teaching the Hopewell district school the past term, returned home last week, her school having been closed.

R. H. Dachner and wife arrived here from their home in San Francisco last Monday on a visit to Mrs. Dachner’s father W. A. Fenwick. Mr. Dachner is one of San Francisco’s hustling businessmen and enjoys his trips to Modoc. He was accompanied by his brother and who will remain in the valley, residing at Eagleville.

Card Of Thanks
We desire to thank our friends and neighbors who so kindly rendered their assistance and sympathy in our sad bereavement in the death of a dear husband, father and brother, also for the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. R. F. Cook Mrs. Alice Hughes Ernest Cook and Family Mrs. Neva Kelley and Family Mrs. Seyton Baker

June 10, 1925

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June 17, 1925

Passing Of Wm Mullins
In the passing of Wm Mullins here last Thursday evening, June 11th, another member of the old guard has gone to his final rest. For the past two years he has been in ill health, and during the past six weeks his death has been almost hourly expected by a large circle of warm friends, who sincerely mourn his death.

William Mullins was born in Waterford County, Ireland, may 28, 1855, and who came to this country when but ten years old and followed the lure of gold to the West and arrived at Virginia City, in stirring days of the ’70’s. About 1881, he came to Surprise valley where he has since resided, with the exception of a short time at Lakeview. In 1892, he came to Cedarville and engaged in business and later purchased the ranch, on which he lived and died. In 1898, he was married to Florence A. Cambridge and to this union, there were born two children, Mary C., and William H. Mullins.

He was President to the Surprise valley Stockmen’s Association ever since its organization, and until prevented by illness was an active member in the Masonic and Odd Fellows’ Lodges, and also the Eastern Star and Rebekahs.

He was always active in public matters of local interest and was ever ready to help the needy and distressed. By his death, this county loses a good citizen, one whose genial smile and hearty handshake will not soon be forgotten.

His funeral was conducted from the M. E. Church, Sunday afternoon, being conducted under the auspices of the Surprise Valley Lodge, No. 235, F. A. & M. of which Order he was a highly respected member. Masons and friends from all over the county attended the funeral, which was one of the largest ever held here, to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed friend and brother, and tender their heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing wife and son and daughter.

Card Of Thanks
We take this means of feebly expressing our sincere thanks and gratitude to our friends for their many acts of kindness and assistance during the illness and passing of our loved one, William Mullins. Especially do we thank the Orders for their love, sympathy and friendship, expressed by messages and through the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. Wm Mullins Miss Mary C. Mullins Wm H. Mullins

Married
In Kelseyville, Cal., May 30, 1925, Miss Frances Bernice Simson and Elwood G. Sullivan, Rev. Butcher, officiating. The Record extends sincere congratulations to the young people.

June 25, 1925

Long Valley Notes

Leo Weilmunster, who is an employee of the United States Government, just returned from Reno, where he delivered six baby antelopes, which he caught on the range. Two of the antelopes go to Washington Park, two to Washington, D. C. and the other two will be kept at Idlewood Park, Reno.

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Sharp and daughter, Margaret, returned from North Bend, Ore., last week, where they have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. Fred Stanley.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Sevier have been taking the treatment for rabies.

D. L. Shirk was taken suddenly ill at the ranch of Zetus Spalding, Nevada, last Monday evening and was brought to Cedarville yesterday and his daughter, Mrs. Ollie Spalding, left with him this morning for Berkeley.

The small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hill of Eagleville, was reported seriously ill yesterday with pneumonia.

Adam Rinehart was taken suddenly ill at Lakeview last Friday and his condition is reported as quite serious. His many friends here hope to hear of his speedy recovery.

Mrs. Reese Hawkins and Miss Genevieve Rinehart, of Lakeview, were here last week on a visit to relatives and friends and Adam Rinehart took them home last Thursday.