Surprise Valley Record for September 1924

Wednesday September 3, 1924

Death Of A Pioneer Lady

Harriet Wood Suggett, was born Sept 7, 1837, in Calloway County, MO, and died at Eagleville, Cal., Aug. 28, 1924, at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 21 days. Was married to A. C. Vaughn April 15, 1854. They, with others, started across the plains when their fourth child was two weeks old, April 16, 1863, arriving at Austin, Nev., where they remained during the winter. Left Austin, July 4th, 1864 and arrived in Sacramento the latter part of that month. From there they went to Yolo County, Cal., where they resided until Sept. 1872, when they moved to Surprise Valley, Modoc Co., Cal., where she has since resided. To them were born eight children, five sons and three daughters, two of the sons have passed on and the husband died at Hanford, Cal., Dec. 10, 1910 and was buried here, where she will be laid to rest. There remain to cherish her memory three sons, Wm H. Vaughn, Fresno; Chas Vaughn, of Bidwell; three daughters, Lola Taylor and Dora Parman of Eagleville, Cal. and Lily Cummins, of Cedarville, thirty-two grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren, six half brothers and three half sisters and a host of other relatives and friends. At the age of thirteen, she united with the Christian Church and has “Fought the good fight, finished her course, and kept the faith and henceforth there is laid up a crown of righteousness for her.” “Sweet be thy rest and peaceful thy slumber.”


Near Cedarville, Cal., Aug. 29, 1924, to Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Roberts, a daughter.

W. A. Johnstone arrived here last week from Berkeley and a few days after his arrival a telegram stating that his son Sam was ill with pneumonia, and he at once left for Berkeley.

Presley Jones, of Lake City and Miss Frances Dorris, of Alturas were married at Alturas on the 24th ult, Rev. Treadwell officiating.

Wednesday September 10, 1924

No News In This Paper

Wednesday September 17, 1924

Mrs. D. S. Denehy received a message from Lakeview yesterday which stated that Miss Eva Snelling had passed away at that place last Sunday, after a long and painful illness. Miss Snelling was well known here and her many friends are truly grieved to learn of her untimely death.

Wednesday September 24, 1924

While chopping wood at Lake City yesterday morning Marion Carter cut his hand between the thumb and index finger, requiring six stitches to draw the wound together. The wound is not serious and Dr Smith says he can use his hand in about three weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. George Weilmunster of Lake City were down last Monday, taking the Pasteur treatment. They were present when the wildcat bit the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stewart at the Leonard Baths last week. They handled the rabid cat after it was killed and it was feared that they might be infected.

Taking Pasteur Treatment

Mr. and Mrs. Stewart were in from Leonard’s Baths Monday bringing their little son for treatment. The little fellow is suffering no bad effects from the bite now. The head of the cat was sent below for analysis and a negative answer was received but it was stated that a guinea pig had been inoculated and the result would be known in a bout thirty days, but in the meantime the Pasteur treatment is being applied, being administered by Mrs. Young during Dr. Kennedy’s absence.

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