Surprise Valley Record for May 1924

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

Wednesday May 7, 1924

Near Cedarville, Cal., May 7th, 1924, to the wife of Bert Simson, a daughter

Gabe Scott was arrested in Oregon last week and brought back to Reno to be tried for matters connected with the bootlegging business.

Martin J. Anderson died at Oroville this morning. His remains will be brought here for interment and the funeral will be held next Sunday.

Fred Meyers of Eagleville and who has been in Sacramento during the past several months for medical treatment, arrived home last week very much improved in health.

Dr. Kennedy left here last Sunday morning for Gerlach, taking with him W. U. Scott of Eagleville, who has been quite ill for some time with the after effects of the flu. The Dr. will accompany Mr. Scott to San Francisco where the latter will undergo a complete examination and have the best of Medical treatment. Mr. Scott has many friends here who sincerely hope that his health will be restored.

L. A. Wheeler and Guy Gooch were out hunting fish last Sunday and brought in a lot of fish stories. Guy told us, in confidence that the reason why they had no better success was that the fish were growing teeth this year and chewed the hooks to pieces.

Wednesday May 14, 1924

At Lake City, Cal. May 3, 1924, to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Stewart, a daughter

Still Bringin’ ‘Em In
Dr. Meredith of Sixty-first Pedro Street reports that the stork has visited two homes in the district recently. He brought little girl babies to both places. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Prasley, 227 East Sixty-ninth Street and Mr. and Mrs. John Kearn, 430 East Sixtieth Street, are the fortunate parents. – Los Angeles Times.

Ernest Cloud, of Alturas and Miss Daisy Stiner, of Lake City, were married at Alturas last week.

Near Cedarville, Cal., May 1, 1924, to Mr. and Mrs. Marion Rinehart, a daughter, (still born)

In Cedarville, Cal., May 1, 1924, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Seminario, a son. The little babe lived about 4 hours.

It is with deep regret that we learn that W. U. Scott of Eagleville, is seriously ill, and we hope to hear of his recovery.

A wire was received here yesterday morning conveying news of the serious illness of M. J. Anderson, at Oroville, and Mrs. R. H. Stanley at once left for that place, going by the way of Gerlach.

Friends Visit
Thos Walls and wife of Alturas were here last Saturday evening, on their way to Fort Bidwell, and stopped here for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. John H. Wood, who accompanied them to Bidwell. It is always a pleasure to meet Mr. Walls, because he is always a good conservative optimist and booster, and he says that times at the county seat are looking better and brighter all the time.

Wednesday May 21, 1924

Frank Smith of Bidwell was down yesterday on a short visit. Despite the fact that he will be 78 years old tomorrow, he is more active than many men of 40 or 50 years, and indications are that he has many years of life ahead for him.

At Rest Died
In Oroville, Butte County, California, May 14, 1924, Martin J. Anderson, aged 54 years, 7 months and 4 days. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. E. D. Rust, of Reno, Nev., and Mrs. R. H. Stanley, of Cedarville, Cal. he was born in Minnesota, Oct. 10, 1870, and came to California in 1872, and for the last eleven years has been a resident of this valley. His remains were brought here last Saturday and on Sunday afternoon were laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery beside his mother, the funeral being conducted by Cedarville Lodge, No. 249, I.O.O.F., with Cedar Rebekah Lodge as escort, both Lodges of which he was an honored member also with services by Rev. Waggoner.

Martin J. Anderson was a quiet and unassuming man, a man of clean thought, honesty of purpose and unquestioned integrity, and to know him was to be his friend, of which there were many who deeply regret to hear of his death.

Alfred Johnson and family have moved from Oroville to Westwood and expect to reside there in the future.

Leon R. Stanley, of Palermo, was here last Sunday, attending the funeral of his uncle, Martin J. Anderson.

Trial Jurors
Luman Foskett and Curtis Lusk were called to Alturas this week to serve as trial jurors. Several others were also called over for the same purpose, whose names we did not learn.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fisher and little daughter were visitors from Westwood last week, returning Monday. They were accompanied by Misses Dorothy Miller and Hazel Tisserand.

Ellsworth Scammon had his foot injured sometime ago, by a can of water falling on it, and he has since been seriously ill with it. It is now reported that his leg will have to be amputated. His many friends in Modoc sincerely hope that the last report is not true.

Card Of Thanks
We desire to express our sincere thanks to the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodges, to Rev. Waggoner and the Choir and to friends for their kindness and assistance at the time of the funeral of our beloved brother and uncle, Martin J. Anderson.

The Lakeview Examiner say that there is some talk of getting Charles Hatfield, the rainmaker, up there in order to have him punch up old Jupiter Pluvius and have him get on to his job of giving mother earth bath. His services would be mighty acceptable down this way, also. A great deal of fun is being poked at the rainmaker. At any rate, he pulled down eight thousand dollars for making it rain in the lower country. A good rain here now would do an immense amount of good just now for the ground is getting very dry, and unless rain comes soon, the crops here will be every short.

Wednesday May 28, 1924

Former Resident Passes On
Mrs. Mary J. Heard, who for many years was a resident of Lake City, died at Sacramento last Friday, and the remains were brought in last Monday and on Tuesday were interred in the Lake City cemetery. She was a highly esteemed by all who knew her. The news of her death, at the age of 87 years was received –(missing)– family of relatives to mourn her death, seven sons and two daughters, Fulton Porter, K. G., Thomas, William, Peter and Charles Heard and Mrs. Maggie Wilson, Mrs. R. E. Jones. (Mary Jane Pate)

At Cedarville, Cal., May 22, 1924, to Mr. and Mrs. Orvis Decious, a daughter.

B. P. Dollarhide and son, Theodore, of Westwood are here this week, visiting the old home place.

W. U. Scott, of Eagleville, returned from San Francisco last week, and we regret to state, we learned that his condition has not been improved any.

The new Era states that Sheriff Sharp and deputies captured three alleged moonshiners one day last week. They are George Warner, Lloyd Blakeley and Larry Harrison. They were cooking up a lot of mash when arrested.

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