Surprise Valley Record, Cedarville, Modoc County, California, October 1922

Wednesday October 4, 1922

Earl Benner is of the lucky hunters as Sunday he brought in a big buck.

A. J. Hickerson of Bidwell is visiting in Cedarville this week, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Adams.

Mrs. Alex Weilmunster and Mrs. A. P. Norton were visitors from Long Valley yesterday.

Born – At Portola, Cal., Sept. 12, 1922, to Rev. and Mrs. Herchel D. Harkins, a daughter.

Heart In Right Spot
A certain Cedarvillian called upon his doctor the other day and said, “Say, doctor, you didn’t make out a birth report for my last baby.” The doctor relied, “Oh, there’s plenty of time.” The customer then said, “See here, doctor, don’t neglect this matter, because I don’t want my license revoked.”

Born – At Davis Creek, Cal., Sept. 15, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harrington, a son

J. O. Sessions, one of the pioneer and prominent citizens of Reno, passed away suddenly last week at the age of 72 years.

Billy Stephens, of Fort Bidwell was seriously injured last Sunday by being thrown from a horse. Last reports stated that he had not recovered consciousness.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Allenwood have leased the Bidwell hotel, at Bidwell, to Mr. and Mrs. McClane, of Willow Ranch, and expect to leave here this week for Merced County, where they will spend the winter.

A. L. Page arrived here from Yuba County last Sunday and will remain for a time. He says Canada is a greatly over rated placed and does not compare with Surprise Valley.

Mrs. Ledford has purchased the ice cream and confectionery business of Street and Wylie and will hereafter conduct the same and will also continue the bakery business, where good bread and pastries can always be obtained.

Harry Wood, formerly of this place, underwent a surgical operation at the Westwood hospital in which his left leg was amputated, at the hip. It was amputated above the knee some months ago. He is getting along as well as could be expected and his many friends here hope to hear of his recovery.

Nally Willey and wife, Mrs. McDaniels and Wm Fenwick returned last week from a pleasant auto trip to Crater Lake and Klamath Falls and report having a splendid time. Regarding our statement in last week’s Record of Billy, we want to say that we erred, because we were shown a photo of him while he was in the act of surrounding a big plate of fried chicken and other accompaniments of a feast, and DID have his hat with him, and also went us one better by having a coat on. Just what’s happened, we don’t know.

The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Benner has been seriously ill the past week, but the little one is now reported to be out of danger.

Wednesday October 11, 1922

Mrs. James Heryford left last week for Santa Rosa, where she goes to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Lindemenn. The two latter are remembered by many old time friends here, being pioneer settlers of this valley.

Death Of Norman Winder
Norman Winder, well known in this section, died at Gardnerville, last Friday night, September 15th, 1922, following an illness extending over many months. Last winter, while employed at American Falt, deceased had the misfortune to freeze one of his feet. Shortly after the accident, her returned to Gardnerville for treatment and a month or so later underwent and operation at which time his leg was amputated. His recovery was slow and after being able to be about town on crutches, he went to San Francisco, remaining there a month or so. He returned to Gardnerville, but a month before his death went to Reno where he remained until last Thursday. Friday morning he was taken suddenly ill on the street and twelve hours later the end came. Deceased was a native of England and was 54 years of age. He came to this valley some eight years ago from Surprise Valley, Cal., and engaged in carpenter work in this section. He was of extremely quiet disposition and made many friends here. The funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon by Carson Valley Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of which he was a member in good standing. He was also a member of Artemesia Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Interment took place in Garden cemetery. – Gardnerville Record.

Josie Allenwood expects to go to Oroville this week to take electrical treatments from a doctor there. We hope he will be benefited.

Born – In Cedarville, Cal., Oct. 6, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs. Lossie Hays, a daughter

Born – Near Cedarville, Cal., Oct. 7, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Stanberry, a son.

Born – At Dr. Coates’ Sanitarium in Cedarville, Cal., Oct. 8, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs. George Herman Connard, a daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm Rinehart and S. O. Cressler came in from Guano last Sunday and took back a large lot of supplies for winter use on the ranch.

Wm Ballard and LaRue Kerr came over from Alturas Monday afternoon and took back the remains of Chester Kerr, who died here Sunday night.

The trial of Claude Coonse, charged with killing cattle not his own, came off last week before the Superior Court at Alturas and the jury rendered a verdict of not guilty, and the case was dismissed.

Chester Kerr died here last Sunday night at the home of his brother, Frank Kerr. The young man had been ill for some months, suffering from tuberculosis, which caused his death. The body was taken to Alturas Monday for interment.

Dr. E. F. Auble and Miss Cornell came over from Alturas last week on matter pertaining to the Red Cross, and at a meeting held by the members it was decided to continue the Red Cross organization in this county, with headquarters at Alturas.

Wednesday October 18, 1922

S. T. Kistler arrived here last week on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Johnstone and family.

Born – At Alturas, Cal., Oct. 11, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Grove, a son – Jack Russell Grove.

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Kenyon and daughter, Louise returned last Friday from a visit to Chico.

Thos Cummins, brother of Charles Cummins of this place, arrived here last week from Woodland and is renewing old acquaintances.

Reese Hawkins and wife and Clarence Rinehart and wife and child of Lakeview were here last Saturday, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Rinehart. They are well known here and their friends were glad to see them again.

Wednesday October 25, 1922

G. A. Head came in contact with an ax and a woodpile a few days ago, and the prize he carries around look like the battle scared fields of Belgium. If men will persist in taking over women’s’ work they needn’t expect any sympathy.

Mrs. L. A. Wheeler and daughter, Miss Lavelle left last Saturday for San Francisco where they go to consult a specialist about some dental treatment for Miss Lavelle.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Miller are the proud parents of a baby boy, born at the Westwood Hospital, October 9th. The kiddie and mother are doing well – Westwood Sugar Pine.

Mrs. Dora Benner and son arrived here some days ago from Idaho on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Dyke.

Died – In Cedarville, Cal., Oct. 20th, 1922, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harrington. The Records extends deepest sympathy to the bereaved parents.