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1916




The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 7th, 1916

M’Gahan’s (sic) Father Dies In West
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Minot, N.D., Jan. 4 -
L. D. McGahan, publisher of the Messenger received a wire announcing the death of his father, Jesse W. McGahan, at Los Angeles, Cal. The elder McGahan had been an invalid for some time but he recently was attacked with pneumonia and this was the immediate cause of his demise.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 7th, 1916

Pioneer Indian Fighter Dies in Grand Forks
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Grand Forks, N.D., Dec. 27 -
Charles G. Williams, 86 years old, who fought against Indians in the Crow Wing uprising in Minnesota in pioneer days, and who operated a stage coach in North Dakota long before railroads came is dead at the home of his daughter.
Williams was engaged for years in pioneer development work in the northern portion of the Red River valley.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 7th, 1916

A. O. Hegseth Answers Call Of Death
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A feeling of sadness crept over our city Tuesday morning January 4, when the news was announced that Andrew O. Hegseth one of our loved and respected citizens had passed from this life.
Andrew O. Hegseth was born in Norway. The beautiful land of the Midnight Sun on the tenth of April 1847.
He grew to manhood in Norway and when twenty years of age he came to the United States and located near Red Wing, Goodhue county, Minnesota in 1867. Ten years later in 1877 he was united in marriage to the faithful companion who still lives to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband.
He lived in Goodhue county forty-one years when he with his family decided to try their fortunes in this western country locating a short distance north of Sentinel Butte in 1808 (sic) where he has since resided.
Some months ago he was quite ill but he recovered and was quite well until a few weeks ago when he suffered another attack becoming so seriously ill that it was thot (sic) advisable to take him to Dickinson for further examination and consultation. The physicians at Dickinson decided that an operation should be performed which was done. He rallied from the effects of the operation but it was soon apparent to those around his bedside that his life in this world was nearing its close. The children who were not present were immediately notified, also his pastor, Rev. H. J. Thorpe of this city who went to Dickinson on the first train where he talked together with this member of his church.
Mr. Hegseth’s mind was clear almost all of the time. He requested his pastor to sing which he did. Mr. Hegseth joining to sing which he did. Mr. Hegseth joining him in the good old hymn Nearer My God To Thee singing one stanza Monday afternoon.
He also quoted this passage of a kind and loving husband and father. The funeral services were conducted in the Norwegian Lutheran church of this city Rev. Thorpe speaking words of consolation and glorious hopes taken from that book of books that had been a guide to the life of the departed one.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 7th, 1916

John Blomstrom south of the city thinks he is quite a little ahead of his friends and neighbors on News Year’s gifts. His gift this New Year was a fine boy.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 7th, 1916

Many Couples Married Last Year
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Following is the list of marriage licenses issued and certificated returned for the year 1915 by the County Judge of Golden Valley County.
Month Name Address
Jany - Anton Swanson, Leon, Wis. - Hulda Langaard, Beach; William Burton, Trotters - Dora A. V. Olson, Trotters.
Feby - Gilbert O’Neil Setter, Beach - Eva Cecelia Wright, Beach
April - Lewis H. Blackman, Jamestown - Grace Lucile Williams, Beach
March - Jacob F. M. Essig, Beach - Martha Erdman, Beach
April - Frank Kreitinger, Beach - Mary Heinzer, Beach; Adam Faris, Beach - Minnie Estella Lytle, Beach; Floyd Covert, Beach - Hattie Erickson, Beach; Edgar T. Wilson, Beach - Norah Hegseth, Beach
May - Anton L. Bellmont, Beach - Katherine Reiter, Beach
June - Bernard L. Heath, Beach - Mina Selby, Beach; Ray F. Stout, Sentinel Butter - Nina L. Olson, Sentinel Butte; Guy V. Bryson, Beach - Helen Irene Clark, Beach; Henry Olson, Beach - Mary Anderson, Beach; Matthew F. Smith, Beach - Lillian Kathryn Laughlan, Beach; J. Warren Womble, Beach - Emily Zimmerman, Beach; John E. Closson, Sentinel Butte - Zella J. Chase, Sentinel Butte; Adolph Vetch, Burkey - Kathryn M. Gass, Burkey; F. Ellsworth Foltz, Carlyle, Montana - Reba Louisa McVay, Beach; Frank David Mailey, Sentinel Butte - Dena Mary Reller, Sentinel Butte; Jouis H. Nemnich, Beach - Elizabeth R. Osterloth, Beach; John Witte, Beach - Annie Summers, Beach
July - William Ortner, Sentinel Butte - Minnie A. Brown, Sentinel Butte; Joseph P. Gass, Burkey - Gertrude Clara Zinsli, Burkey; Earl W. Baker, Yates, Mont. - Mary Elizabeth Jordan, Beach
August - August G. Brockmeyer, Beach - Helen Geyer, Beach
Sept. - Joseph Cook, Burkey - Katy Dremers, Beach
October - Lewis Drewnick, Sentinel Butte - Hilda Stroh, Sentinel Butte
November - Roy J. Marshal, Beach - Margaret J. Trumble, Beach; Emil H. Ebersviller, Beach - Adella Kampf, Terry, Mont.; Peter H. Normandea, Beach - Daisy O. Lunenberger, Sentinel Butte; William Howden, Bech - Catherine E. McNeice, Beach
December - Niles J. Lundre, Beach - May Bublitz, Beach; Guy M. Dilley, Mandan - Lena M. Hoek, Beach; Guy W. Curl, Beach - Iva G. Snow, Sentinel Butte; Loyd B. Holcomb, Sentinel Butte - Jennie A. Carlson, Sentinel Butte; Arthur Enyard, Beach - Meta Schroeder, Ollie, Mont.; Hezzie Keller, Skaar - Laura Henkins, Beach.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 7th, 1916

Mother And Son Buried In One Grave
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Fort Yates, N.D., Dec. 31 -
Mrs. Charles Goodorow of Cannon Ball, while making plans for the funeral of her son, Arthur, who died at Colorado Springs, Colo., was accidentally burned to death, and yesterday a joint funeral was held, mother and son being buried in the same grave.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 7th, 1916

Thos. F. Roche Died At Rochester
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Thomas F. Roche, prominent real estate dealer of Minot, died at Rochester, Minn., Friday evening of pneumonia, following a brief illness from that disease. Mr. Roche had gone to Rochester two weeks before, expecting to submit to an operation for kidney trouble, but pneumonia attacked him before the operation could be performed. Mrs. Roche was summoned Friday and left for Rochester that afternoon, but Mr. Roche had passed away before her arrival.
The remains were brought to Minot Monday afternoon and the funeral was held from St. Leo’s Catholic church Tuesday morning, interment being made in this city.
“Tommy” Roche, as he was familiarly known, was one of our very best citizens. His word was as good as his bond. His home life was exceedingly pleasant. He made a success of his business and was a model citizen in every way. Hundreds of friends mourn his untimely departure and extend deepest sympathy to the sorrowing wife and eight children.
Mr. Roche was 46 years of age and had resided in Minot for ten years. He was connected with the Lyman Land Co. for years and for the past two years has been associated in this real estate business with C. R. Bierly. - Ward County Independent
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 7th, 1916

Prayer For Death On Xmas Answered
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Just as Grandson Is About to Be Married Here She Passes Away
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“Grandma” Ball’s Long cherished wish to die on Christmas Day has been answered.
As if in response to her fervent prayers that she might pass away on the anniversary of the Christ child’s birth, Mrs. Amelia Ball, 78 years old died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. J. Hulick of Orr.
Grandma always thought it would be glorious to died when the bells and chimes of the churches rang out on Christmas day. She had often told her family that she would like to die that way.
And strikingly enough, just at the time when the spirit of Christmas was at its best and people were humbly paying tribute to Jesus, the last spark of life in the little old woman flickered out.
For the last 40 years she had been suffering from asthma, and a week’s illness from grip proved too much for the aged woman.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Hulick of Orr were in this city Christmas morning to attend the wedding of their son, Ralph Hulick, to Miss Jessie Dow of Grand Forks. Grandma Dow passed away just one hour before the young people were joined in marriage.
She was born in Germany, coming across the ocean when but a girl of 13 and locating at Detroit, Minn. Ten years ago she moved to Russell, N.D. where she lived until a year and a half ago, when she went to Orr to live with her daughter, Mrs. Hulick.
The deceased was the mother of 13 children, seven boys and eight girls, all of whom are living except one daughter.
The body was taken to Russell yesterday morning over the Soo, and services will be held in that community from the German Lutheran church this afternoon. Mrs. Minnie Ball, daughter-in-law of the deceased said last night in speaking of Grandma Ball:
“She was a devoted Christian. Everyone loved her and she will be keenly missed. It may not have been such a very merry Christmas for some of us, but it surely was a happy and beautiful one for grandma Ball.” - Grand Forks Daily Herald.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 14th, 1916

The stork called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fuller on Monday, January 10th and left them a darling baby girl. Mother and daughter are doing nicely and of course the Dr. is the happiest man in the country.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 14th, 1916

Birthday Party At Larsen Home
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A most delightful time was enjoyed at the home of Chris Larsen last Saturday evening, January 8, at a birthday party given in honor of Miss Florence Adamson and Miss Jennie Richardson. The rooms were most beautifully decorated in green and white. White chrysanthemums were the flowers used. A gum contest began the evening’s entertainment Ernest Hatch won first prize. Harry Olson won the booby prize.
Games, songs, etc. furnished the evening’s entertainment. Miss Doris Ball sang two solos which were greatly enjoyed by all present.
A delicious luncheon was served the central attraction of which was a magnificent birthday cake decorated with white icing and pink roses and eighteen green candles in white rose candle holders.
Four little girls waited upon the company with the luncheon.
A very large crowd was in attendance and all report a delightful time.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 14th, 1916

Golva -
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Blair New Years a fine baby girl. Mother and child are both doing fine.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 14th, 1916

Miss Gladys Lyst, who until very recently was employed at the Hirz Hotel, was married at Medora, N.D. the 20th ult. to Mr. John Nelson of Carlyle. The young couple have taken up their residence at the latter place where the groom is one of the city draymen. Their acquaintances in Ollie extend to them best wishes for a long and happy wedded life.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 14th, 1916

Died
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Frances Good Moyer, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Moyer, died at their country home north of Beach, January 6, 1916. She was born July 12th, 1915, and was therefore 5 months and 24 days of age. Thus has the light of this dear little life faded away in its dawning leaving a vacancy in the home that can never be filled. The funeral was held from the home on the afternoon of the 7th and interment was made at Beach cemetery.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 14th, 1916

One of Golden Valley’s Pioneer Women Buried in Beach Cemetery Thursday
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The entire community was saddened when on Wednesday morning the news was announced that Mrs. E. M. Runk one of our pioneer settlers and a most devoted friend and neighbor had passed from this life. Mrs. Runk had been in failing health for the past five years. Three years ago she and Mr. Runk made a trip to Rochester, Minn., where they consulted the Mayo’s about her condition but it was such that those celebrated physicians gave them very little encouragement for a permanent recovery.
She returned to her home and since that time has been under the care of her local physicians who have done all that could be done to alleviate her suffering. Some of the time she has been able to oversee her housework and to make occasional visits at her friends homes, at other times been confined to her bed. Last Sunday she became seriously ill resulting in death two days later. The deceased was born in Illinois, Oct. 26, 1866 and removed with her parents when a small child to the state of Kansas where she grew to womanhood and was united in marriage to E. M. Runk, March 4,1883 and came to the Golden Valley twelve years ago where she has since resided.
In the death of Mrs. Runk the neighborhood loses a woman who was ever ready to help the cause of the Master as many can testify to, she having in the early days driven miles to help organize our first Sunday schools in some claim settler’s shack, as the country grew she helped with the same work in the school houses. The greatest tribute that can be given to this life is that she ever had a heart full of sympathetic charity for other people’s faults and short comings. “Faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
The funeral was held from the Methodist church Thursday afternoon, Rev. Kessinger of the U. B. church officiating. The Methodist pastor being absent from the city. He spoke many words of hope and consolation taken from the blessed Book that had brightened the life of the departed one.
Mrs. Runk was the mother of three children, one a little girl Lila, who died in infancy. She is survived by her husband and two sons who mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 21st, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Wilson are the happy parents of a little daughter, born to them the morning of January 16th. This is the first baby in the town of Ollie. Mother and baby are doing nicely. Mr. Wilson is very chesty.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 28th, 1916

Two Fathers Died Upon Same Day
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Mandan, N.D., Jan. 24 -
The fathers of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stone of Flasher died on the same day. This peculiar coincidence took from this world two men who have been prominent in Morton county affairs in the past, F. G. Russell who made his home a few miles east of Flasher, and E. N. Stone of Iowa City, Iowa, until five years ago a prominent resident of the Flasher vicinity. The latter is also the father of the two Stone boys of near Flasher, who were killed by lightning last summer.
Mr. Russell was 69 years of age and has been a resident of the central part of the county for the past thirteen years coming here from Missouri. The old gentleman passed away at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, death resulting from a disease which has kept him bedfast nearly all winter. The deceased is survived by a wife and thirteen children, all of whom live near Flasher.
The deceased established the post-office of Gall about six years ago and also maintained a store there for several months. The post office was later discontinued however.
Mr. Stone, who was about sixty years of age, had lived in Morton county for several years previous to going to Iowa to spend his declining years. Three of the surviving children, Ed., Roy and Mrs. William Dopking, are well known in Morton county. The boys live in the Flasher vicinity and Mrs. Dopking lives at Bismarck, where her husband, who is parole officer for the state penitentiary, has his headquarters.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 28th, 1916

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Zielinski, a baby girl. Frank expects to call her Miss Blizzard.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 28th, 1916

Married At St. Phillip
On Tuesday of this week Miss Lucy Czapiewski and Martin Zinda were united in marriage at the church at St. Phillip, the Rev. Father Ciewlewiez officiating. The young couple will reside on the bride’s homestead near that point. - The Wibaux Pioneer.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 4th, 1916

Is Dead At The Age Of 107
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Andrew Massey of Indiana Was Veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars
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The oldest man in Fayette county, Andrew Massey, is dead at his home in Orange at the age of one hundred and seven years. He was born in Everton, Fayette county in April, 1808, and spent his entire life within a few miles of his birthplace. He farmed in a small way and liked to be out of doors, even tending a little garden all by himself after he passed the age of one hundred years.
It was not generally known here that a man of such age was living, his home being in the extreme southwest corner of the county. The records of his birth, his own belief of his age, and the remembered testimony on the subject of old men whom Massey outlived, causes the firm belief that he actually lived to the age of one hundred and seven. Massey fought in the Mexican War and in the Civil War.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 4th, 1916

Mother and Child Lose Life in Fire
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Sentinel Butte, N.D., Feb. 4 -
The harrowing details surrounding the burning of the home of J. A. Underwood have caused the community great grief. Tuesday morning at 3:00 o’clock the home was discovered ablaze and the family in trying to escape have lost two of its members. Mrs. Underwood died as a result of the burns received, Wednesday afternoon and an infant child was burned so severely as to lose its life that same morning. The father is very low from the burns received in trying to rescue the mother who had reentered the burning home to recover one of the remaining children.
Four of the children of the family escaped without injury.
The commercial club have taken charge of the family and furnished the children with the necessary clothing, etc. The funeral of the mother and child will be held Saturday, interment to be made in the local cemetery.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 11th, 1916

Sparta Citizen Passed Away
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No death in recent years has caused so general and profound regret throughout this vicinity as that of Mr. William C. Hoffman, who passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 27, at St. Mary’s hospital where he had a few days previously undergone a surgical operation for hernia. He was, however, recovering favorably from this and the immediate cause of his death was apoplexy, of which he had a previous attack several months ago.
Very largely attended funeral services were held at St. Patrick’s church Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock the service, a most beautiful one, including the Requiem High Mass. Interment in the Catholic cemetery.
The relatives from out of town who were in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzgerald, Three Forks, Mont.; John Hoffman, Beach, N.D.; Senator James Handlan and wife and Miss Catherine Handlan, St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Millegan, Rainy River, Ont., Canada; Fred Hoffman, San Jose, Cal.; Wm. Seymour and family, Melvina; Dr. and Mrs. J. W. McCabe, Sun Prairie, Wis.; Irving Child, Galena, Ill.; Mrs. John and James Murphy, Elroy, Wis.; Mr. Edwin Krueger, Chilcao, Ill.; Mrs. Henry Seymour, Melvina; and Mrs. Ella Druger, Melvina. Mr. Hoffman was for many years, a prominent and esteemed member of Spartan Lodge No. 94, I.O.O.F. By invitation of Mrs. Hoffman, the members assembled at their hall at 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, proceeding in a body to the residence and briefly viewing the remains of their departed brother, whom they had so greatly loved and who had exemplified in his whole life the best principles of their order - Friendship, Love and Truth.
Mr. Hoffman was born in Chicago May 14, 1854. Soon afterwards his parents came to Monroe county, locating in the town of Jefferson. He began early in life to make his own way and lay the foundation for the successful business career which he later enjoyed. At the age of 15 he came to Sparta and obtained employment in the James Bubser butcher shop receiving $5 per month for his services later his wages being raised to $15 a month. After three years apprenticeship he returned to the home farm for a short time, but soon returned to Sparta and worked on the various butcher shops, finally he with the two others purchased the business of his first employer and the style of the firm was Potter, Audiss and Hoffman. Later Mr. Hoffman purchased Audiss’ interest and the firm became Potter and Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman then bought Potter’s interest and took two of his brothers in with him, the firm continuing thus until 1904 when he retired, selling to his brother J. E. and a half interest to J. Holinbeck. Since his retirement from the market the care of his various investments and rental properties have kept him an active member of the community. He was one of the directors of the Monroe County bank, was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was identified with every movement for the improvement and betterment of the city, though refusing to accept any public office.
On January 28, 1878 he was married to Miss Mary Fitzgerald, who survives him, together with four brothers and one sister namely: John E. Hoffman, Geo. A. Hoffman, and Julius H. Hoffman of Sparta; Fred W. Hoffman, San Jose, Cal.; and Mrs. Amelia Eckles, Seattle, Wash.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 11th, 1916

Young Man Meets Tragic Death In Mine
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Harry Kranic Smothered in Coal Mine Cave-in Near Burkey - Warning Came To Late
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One of the most shocking accidents in the history of this section occurred last Monday near Burkey when Harry Kranick lost his life with scarcely a moment’s warning. It seems that Mr. Kranick had driven to the John Denton mine for the purpose of getting a load of coal. He walked into the mine and was warned by others that it was unsafe to go in as the mine might cave. Just as he turned back there was a big cave-in and Mr. Kranick was completely covered by the debris and it is believed that he died in just a moment. When the body was removed it was found that he had received quite severe bruises of the skull and also in the face. The body was taken to this city and prepared for burial at the Overstad & Hoverson undertaking parlors. Burial takes place today (Friday) from the local Methodist church, Rev. Hammer officiating.
Harry Kranick was born at Pelican Rapids, Minn., in October 1888. In 1903 he moved to the Golden Valley in company with his father and one brother and two sisters, the mother having died before the family moved here. On July 16, 1910 he was married to Maymee White, who with a four year old son are left to mourn the loss of a kind and faithful husband and father. Besides these the deceased is survived by his father, one brother, Ralph Kranick, and two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Zabel and Mrs. Sam Wise.
To all of these the entire community will join us in extending deepest sympathy in their hour of sorrow.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 11th, 1916

Died
Mrs. Anna Walde, wife of D. I. Walde, died Friday, February 4. Interment Tuesday. Mrs. Walde was born in Russia nearly 67 years ago. The family lived at Mountain Lake, Minnesota where 9 children were born, eight of which are still living. Mrs. Walde resided only four months in the Golden Valley when she answered the final call. Her husband and her son, D. D. Walde are pioneer settlers south of this city.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 11th, 1916

Romantic Couple Wed Tuesday
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Tuesday morning, February 8, Leo McLaughlin and Gertrude Michels were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the Catholic church in this city, Rev. Father Wolpers officiating.
Miss Grace Zook attended the bride and Joe Maher acted as best man. The bride was dressed in white satin mescaline draped with embroidered net, the groom wore conventional black.
The wedding party all joined in a sumptuous dinner at the home of the groom’s parents after the ceremony.
Mr. McLaughlin has been engaged with his father in drilling wells for the past five years. He has a host of friends and they all join in wishing the happy couple a long, prosperous wedded life.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 18th, 1916

Word was received in this city Thursday night of the death of Henry Franzen, Jr., at the home of his parents at Sentinel Butte. Pneumonia is reported as the cause of death. Deceased is a son of Henry Franzen, Sr., who is well known throughout this section having extensive real estate holdings. The many friends of the family extend their sympathy.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 18th, 1916

Alpha
Jack Fasching and Miss Strow were married at the Burkey church on Tuesday morning Feb. 8th. We understand this was a double wedding but we have been unable to learn the names of the other parties. A wedding dinner was given at the home of Louis Fasching and only relatives were present. In the evening Jack gave a wedding dance at the Alpha W. O. W. Hall and all present report a good time. Our best wishes go with them through life.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 18th, 1916

Bob Russel and bride arrived Sunday from Devils Lake where they were married on Tuesday, February 8. Bob is the popular restaurant cashier at the Ollie State Bank and his bride was Miss Ruth Lowery of Baker. Both have a wide circle of friends who extend them best wishes for a long, happy and prosperous wedded life. They went to house keeping at once in the cozy little cottage which Mr. Russell prepared in the east part of town.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 18th, 1916

Births
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Mrs. August Junuke a baby girl on Friday last.
Mrs. Tony Strack a boy last week.
Mrs. Henry Feldman a boy on last Thursday.
Mrs. Chris Bares a girl last week.
Mrs. Frank Kreitinger a girl last week.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, February 25th, 1916

Wm. Middleton Birthday Party
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A number of friends of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Middleton were invited to the Roy Boyer home, February 22, to celebrate the 61st birthday of Mr. Middleton. Everyone present enjoyed themselves and an elegant dinner was served to the delight of the company assembled. The day of Washington’s birthday and Mr. Middleton’s too was voted by the friends the best they ever spent.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 3rd, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Singer’s Wedding Anniversary
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One of the most pleasant social events of the city occurred last Sunday when Mr. and Mrs. H. Singer entertained over one hundred guests at dinner, and a dancing party, using the Elks Hall to accommodate their large host of friends and relatives. Aside from the Jewish people residing in Dickinson, numerous relatives were present from other towns and ninety plates were required for the dinner given on the stage in the auditorium. The tables were loaded with delicacies and everything that could be provided to complete a feast was served the diners who complimented Mrs. Singer and her friends in preparing the elaborate repast. As the trains ran late due to excessive snow and cold weather the dinner was delayed until 9 o’clock when No’s 2, 7 & 8 arrived bringing numerous guests from neighboring cities.
Following the dinner, the guests indulged in dancing to the music of a local orchestra until about two o’clock the following morning. Many very beautiful costumes were worn, and a number of valuable gifts were given Mr. and Mrs. Singer by the guests and relatives. They have been here about ten years, coming from Minneapolis, and their list of friends is very large. The out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Rosenberg of Beach and many others. - Dickinson Recorder Post
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 10th, 1916

Mrs. Kees’ Funeral Monday
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W. C. Kees and family left on the train Saturday. Mr. Kees went to Minneapolis to attend the funeral of his mother who died at Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 17. On account of the high water they were unable to ship the remains east sooner. Mrs. Kees and the children accompanied Mr. Kees as far as Bismarck, N.D., where she stopped to visit her mother until her husband returns. They expect to be away for a couple of weeks. - Ollie Enterprise
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 3rd, 1916

The home of Attorney R. F. Gallagher has been gladdened by the arrival of an infant daughter.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 3rd, 1916

Early Settler Passed Away
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William Minor Chase was born at Dale, Ottogamie county, Wisconsin, November first, 1867. In 1890 he was married to Miss Clara Vaughn at Appleton, Wisconsin. In March of 1909 the Chase family came to Billings county and located on a homestead eighteen miles southeast of Beach, which has since been their home, and where Mrs. Chase and her family will continue to reside.
Mr. Chase has always enjoyed the best of health until about six weeks ago, when a serious illness developed. He was taken to they Mayo hospital at Rochester, Minn., where an operation failed to restore his health and after a rapid decline, he died Sunday evening, March 5th at six o’clock at the home of Mrs. Chase’s father in Beach.
Mr. D. H. Case of Waupaca, Wisconsin, a brother of the deceased, attended him during his last days. The following are the children, Beulah, Earle, Belva, Mrs. Zella Clossen, Retta and Claire.
The funeral services were held from the Congregational church on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Keniston conducting, and interment was made in the local cemetery. Mr. Chase is known as a man of industry and nobility of character, kind to his family , and agreeable to his neighbors. The profound sympathy of their large circle of friends go out to the family.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 3rd, 1916

Corliss - Knutson Wedding
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Newell Corliss and Meda Knutson, Well Known Young People South of Town Married
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The news reached Sentinel Butte this week of the wedding on the 18th of February, at Christ church in Minneapolis, of Newell Corliss and Meda Knutson, both well known young people of the south country. The ceremony was performed at five o’clock p.m. on above date, by Rev. Walter Howard. Henry Johnson of Minneapolis, a brother-in-law of the bride, acted as best man, and Mrs. Carrie Knutson, the bride’s mother, acted as bridesmaid.
Newell Corliss, the bridegroom, is a prominent young farmer south of Sentinel Butte, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Corliss and a brother of I. J. Corliss, and is a young man of high repute who has many friends who will congratulate him upon his happy marriage to so charming a lady.
Miss Meda Knutson, the bride, is a daughter of Mrs. Carrie Knudson and is a charming and accomplished young lady and one who will well grace the home of her husband.
The Republican is pleased to join with the many friends of Mrs. and Mrs. Newell Corliss in extending to this newly married couple our heartiest congratulations and sincere best wishes for a happy and prosperous wedded life.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 24th, 1916

Charles Uetz
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Charles Uetz, an aged gentleman residing on the south side in this city passed away last Tuesday, a stroke of apoplexy being the cause. Mr. Uetz was taken ill on Wednesday evening of last week, the stroke affecting his entire right side, and leaving him in a state of unconsciousness till death came. He was about 75 years of age and had been in good health up until this spring when he had an attack of the grippe and rheumatism, but just before the stroke of paralysis he was apparently feeling quite well.
When he was taken sick all his children were sent for. His sons, William and Nick arrived Thursday from Sentinel Butte; Miss Esther Uetz, who has been attending an academy at Dickinson arrived Friday and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dilley of Ollie arrived Thursday, the latter being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Uetz. Miss Mary Uetz of Chicago arrived Sunday. To these and the aged widow the many friends of the family extend their sympathy.
Funeral services were held yesterday from the Catholic church, Fr. Wolpers officiating.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 24th, 1916

Sudden Death of Wibauxite
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The sad news reached the city Friday morning that William Stark, brother of Jas. and Dave Stark, died very suddenly from pneumonia. He has resided with his family near Dennis for the past year.
Mr. Stark came to Wibaux County from Princeton, Minn., about two years ago and was doing well. He was counted among our prosperous farmers. He had been a sufferer from heart trouble, and at times he had very grave attacks.
We have not been able to learn what arrangements have been made for the funeral. Mr. Stark leaves a wife and two brothers who reside in this vicinity, and a number of children. His wife is very much sympathized with in this sad hour. We join with her and family and brothers in mourning for Mr. Stark’s sudden demise. - Wibaux Gazette
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 24th, 1916

Cashier Fallon Bank Married In Chicago
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News was received here Monday of the marriage of Miss Inez McNaughton to William Binnie. This pleasing information came as a surprise to the many friends of both the contracting parties as Mr. Binnie had ostensibly left for a trip to Scotland the previous Tuesday.
The pretty wedding ceremony was conducted by Dr. J. I. Stone, pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian church in Chicago at high noon Friday, Mar. 3.
The newlyweds will proceed to New York City and from there book passage for Liverpool via one of the American line steamships. Their destination is Edinburgh, Scotland, where they will make an extended visit of some months duration with Mr. Binnie’s parents and relatives.
The Forum joins with the community in wishing them every happiness and a bon voyage. - Fallon Forum
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 24th, 1916

Woman And Child Drowned
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Bad Accident Occurred On Cabin Creek Last Week Tuesday
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The sad news reached this city last Friday evening of the death by drowning of Mrs. Chris Mercer and two-year-old child on Cabin Creek, Montana. The accident occurred on Tuesday evening of last week near the Lou Caldwell place.
Cabin Creek was usually high on account of the melting snows. Mrs. Mercer and child had been visiting a neighbor and were riding home in a wagon with Bill McMannum. After getting into the stream the horses mired down in the mud and became frightened so that the driver could not control them. The ….nging of the horse caused the wagon to overturn and the occupants were thrown into the water. Mr. McNannum became entangled with the struggling horses and before he could free himself the woman and baby had succumbed to the icy water.
Mrs. Mercer has relatives by a-…tion near Carlyle and she resided with her husband on a homestead near Cabin Creek. She also has relatives residing at Indianapolis, Ind. The many friends of the family will extend sympathy to the heartbroken husband and the two children who are left to mourn her untimely death. Mr. McNannum is well known in the city, having been a former resident here, later taking up a homestead in the Cabin Creek country.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 31st, 1916

Miss Ethel Uetz, who was called here last week on account of the illness and death of her grandfather, Charles Uetz, resumed her studies at the academy at Dickinson this week.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 31st, 1916

Sudden Death of Wibauxite
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The sad news reached the city Friday morning that William Stark, brother of Jas. and Dave Stark, died very suddenly from pneumonia. He has resided with his family near Dennis for the past year.
Mr. Stark came to Wibaux County from Princeton, Minn., about two years ago and was doing well. He was counted among our prosperous farmers. He had been a sufferer from heart trouble, and at times he had very grave attacks. We have not been able to learn what arrangements have been made for the funeral.
Mr. Stark leaves a wife and two brothers who reside in this vicinity, and a number of children. His wife is very much sympathized with in this sad hour. We join with her and family and brothers in mourning for Mr. Stark’s sudden demise. - Wibaux Gazette
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, March 31st, 1916

Johnson - Brooks
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On Sunday evening last a very quiet wedding took place at the office of the Rev. R. B. Walker when Jas. Lester Brooks of Trotters, N.D. and Miss Emma Johnson of the same locality were united in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony. Mrs. R. B. Walker and Chas. E. White acted as witnesses. The young couple have resided in the vicinity of Trotters for several years and now that they have both approached the hymnal altar they will reside on the groom’s farm at Trotters. - Wibaux Gazette
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 7th, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Rusinger left last Thursday for Oskosh, Wis., to attend the funeral of the formers father, Chas. R. Rusinger, who died on Wednesday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 7th, 1916

Elmer Farnam of Trotters returned last Thursday from Minnesota, Mont., where he had been to attend the funeral of his mother.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 7th, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wood, of Raub, N.D., are happy over the arrival of an eight pound baby daughter at their home on March 9th. Arthur is a son of O. D. Wood, of this city and was at one time associated with his father here in the optical and watch making business, while Mrs. Wood is also well known in this city, having been employed as a stenographer here before her marriage. Their many friends extend congratulations.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 7th, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dilley returned to Ollie Saturday after being away for a couple of weeks on account of the death of Mrs. Dilley’s father.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 7th, 1916

The funeral of little Korothy Kees was held from the family residence this morning at 10 o’clock. Rev. Bechtold of the U. B. church officiated. There were many floral offerings and the casket look very nice. The remains were laid at rest in the new cemetery, just east of town.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 7th, 1916

Crosses The Great Divide
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Mrs. O. R. Niece Passes Away After Months of Lingering Illness
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At about eleven o’clock last Sunday evening occurred the death of Mrs. O. R. Niece, of this city, after a lingering illness from tuberculosis, with which she had been afflicted for more than two years. The best of medical aid had been sought in her behalf and she had spent nine months in California in an effort to regain her health, but to no avail. During the last few weeks she failed rapidly until death came Sunday evening to relieve her.
Short services were held at the family residence here on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Coffin of Dickinson, officiating. A large number of friends gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed one and the floral offerings were profuse. The remains were placed on board No. 3 and taken to Glendive where the burial takes place today.
Mary Osborne Niece was born January 7th, 1885, in Scotland, being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Osborne. After emigrating to the United States the family settled at Glendive. At that place she was married to Dr. O. R. Niece in 1908, since which time she has resided in Beach where Dr. Niece is engaged in the practice of dentistry. Besides the sorrowing husband, deceased is survived by two children, Meredith, aged five years and Orville aged three; her mother at Glendive, one sister, Mrs. W. Houke and a brother, James Osborne, also of Glendive. To those the entire community joins us in extending the most sincere sympathy.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 7th, 1916

Mary Ethel Sohm
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On last Tuesday evening after an illness of only about a week’s duration occurred the death of Mrs. M. J. Sohm of this city. Funeral services were held yesterday morning from the Catholic church, Rev. Fr. Wolpers officiating and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.
Mary Ethel Sohm was born on Nov. 5th, 1894 at Crookston, Minn. Some years ago she moved with her parents to Mohall, N.D. On March 24, 1915 she was married to M. J. Sohm at Dickinson. About four months ago they moved to this city, Mr. Sohm having accepted a position with the Farmers’ Supply Company. During the short time that these young people have resided here they have made many friends who will join us in extending sincere sympathy to the heart-broken husband.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 28th, 1916

Miss Ellen Mossman and Charles Young of Mikkelson, in the northern part of Billings county were married in this city last evening by Rev. Hammer of the M. E. church, the ceremony being performed at the pastor’s study. The couple will reside at Mikkelson.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 28th, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. George Hougan are happy over the arrival of a bouncing baby boy at their home last Tuesday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 28th, 1916

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Robertson at Dickinson, April 25th a …. pound girl. John Robertson is a prosperous Smith Creek farmer.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, April 28th, 1916

Celebrate Silver Wedding Monday
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Pleasant Surprise on Mr. and Mrs. Bartley Monday Evening
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Last Monday was the twenty-fifty anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bartley of this city and appropriate ceremonies were carried out at the Catholic church in the presence of a few invited relatives and friends. A very splendid address was delivered by Father Wolpers and appropriate music was rendered by the choir. Miss Eleanor Bartley presided at the organ and Miss Elizabeth Bartley played the violin, both of them being daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bartley. After the ceremonies at the church the company partook of a sumptuous wedding breakfast at the Bartley home.
In the evening, however, the daughters of the house sprung a big surprise on their parents. The young ladies informed the “old folks” that they must go to the depot when No. 3 came in as a couple of old friends of theirs were coming up from Dickinson. When the train pulled in they found to their surprise that about a dozen of their old friends from Dickinson alighted. Later in the evening about thirty Beach friends also made their appearance at the Bartley home to assist in properly celebrating the event. Needless to say, everyone enjoyed the surprise to the fullest extent. The evening was whiled away in a most pleasant manner. A four course dinner was served by the ladies who arranged the party. Father Dignam, of Dickinson delivered an address and Mrs. Dr. Nachtway of the same place sang several selections in a most pleasing manner.
It is note worthy that among the guests who came up from Dickinson there were eight who were present at the Bartley wedding in that city twenty five years ago, a fact which made the occasion doubly enjoyable for Mr. and Mrs. Bartley. The Dickinson guests included Father Dignam, Mrs. Catherine Ray, Mrs. Flynn, Mrs. Frank Lish, Mrs. Cuskely, Mrs. Dr. Stickney, Mrs. Dr. Nachtway, Mrs. McGinley, Mrs. Wm. Kennedy, Mrs. J. B. Malone and Mrs. Batt Connell. Besides these Father Wolpers and about thirty other friends, of this city, were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Bartley were Dickinson residents for many years, during which time Mr. Bartley was an employee of the Northern Pacific Railway, having worked in various capacities from section man to conductor. Later they went into business at Southheart for five years, after which they were at Sentinel Butte for three years. Eight years ago they came to Beach and started in the merchantile business at which they have been eminently successful.
The guests present left a large number of very beautiful and useful silver articles before departing and these are very highly prized by Mr. and Mrs. Bartley. Their numerous friends will join us in extending them congratulations on the event of their silver wedding and will hope that they may be permitted to celebrate their Golden Wedding together twenty-five years hence.
We reproduce below the account of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Bartley as it appeared in the Dickinson Press twenty-five years ago:
Early Tuesday morning, everybody was astir in the section house, waiting for the coming wed-lock. At a little before nine o’clock, Miss Katharine O’Leary and Mr. John J. Bartley, appeared before the altar ready to give their solemn vows and be united in holy matrimony. The stately bride was robed in a handsome golden brown tulle silk dress, beautifully decorated with flowers. Standing by her side as bridesmaid, was Miss Lizzie O’Leary, sister of the bride, dressed in dark green silk. Mr. Bartley’s “best man” was Owen Flynn, of Dickinson. Father Brennan performed the ceremony in his usual calm manner and ere long the candidates for marriage were man and wife. Immediately after the ceremony, mass was held, following which the many friends present offered their congratulations and best wishes. An elaborate breakfast was then served to those present. No. 1 brought a host of Dickinson friends in the afternoon and at five o’clock a sumptuous wedding dinner was partaken of, the richness of which we need not mention, when the fact is taken into consideration, that it was prepared by Mrs. Kennedy, aunt of the bride.
The evening was pleasantly spent in dancing, singing and other amusements. And it may be said, though trainmen while stopping for water or side tracked, had but little time, they were nevertheless always remembered.
The bride and groom after a short stay at this place, will begin “keeping house” in Dickinson, where Mr. Bartley is employed as engineer on the N. P. May joy, happiness and prosperity be with them is the wish of a host of friends and acquaintances.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 3rd, 1916

Mrs. Wm. Schimmerhorn, of Rocky Butte recently received the sad news of the death of her niece, Miss Mable Monette, at Seattle, Washington. Miss Monette was a Beach resident formerly, employed at the Dickinson store for a season and she also taught the Rocky Butte school for two terms. She was an ardent worker in the church and Sunday school and her friends in this vicinity were legion. They will be greatly grieved to learn of her untimely demise. Funeral services were held from her home in Seattle on April 4th.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 3rd, 1916

Miss Sophie Johnson Married
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On last Monday at Miles City, occurred the marriage of Miss Sophie Johnson to Mr. Joseph J. Moore, of Bowman, N.D. Miss Johnson came to Beach last fall and was employed at stenographer at the Beach State Bank up until last Saturday. Before coming to Beach she was for several years employed at Bowman, coming to that place from her home town of Willman, Minn. During her stay in Beach she made a host of friends who will hasten to extend their congratulations for a most happy married life.
The groom is a popular Bowman young man, having formerly been sheriff of Bowman County. He is at present employed as a traveling salesman. The newly weds will reside at Bowman where they will be at home after May 15th.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 10th, 1916

Dan Weaver Found Dead
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D. H. Weaver a colored gentleman living about 30 miles south of Medora, was found dead in his home last Thursday morning by John Tyler, who had stopped in to call. It looked as tho Mr. Weaver had died of heart trouble shortly after doing up his morning chores and the breakfast dishes, as he was found in a position as if he had been about to read a newspaper. The coroner from Slope County was called. - Medora Herald
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 10th, 1916

Conductor Sylvester Died At Glendive Hospital
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Conductor Chas. W. Sylvester, who excited much interest in this part of the country a little over a year ago, when he was taken prisoner on the charge of shooting and fatally injuring his wife, succumbed at the Glendive hospital Monday evening, following an operation for gall stones and ulcers of the stomach.
Conductor Sylvester resided in Dickinson for many years, coming here about 1902. The unfortunate affair at Belfield a little over a year ago, which resulted in the death of Mrs. Sylvester, is still fresh in the memories of many of our readers. After the trial and acquittal Mr. Sylvester resumed his work on the railroad, but it is said that he soon became an altogether changed man. His former associates scarcely recognized him. He withdrew himself from his friends as far as possible, his only companion being his 12 years old son, who it is said could hardly be made to realize that his father was dead.
For about eight years deceased had a run from Glendive to Dickinson and later was transferred to Mandan, serving as passenger conductor to Glendive until 1914, when he filed on a homestead 17 miles north of Belfield. He returned to his work on the road a year or so later. He was a good railroad man. - Dickinson Press.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 10th, 1916

Jay Edgar Gee
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On Friday, April 26th, at Providence Hospital, Seattle, Wash., occurred the death of J. Edward Gee, heart failure being the cause. The remains were prepared for burial in Seattle and arrived in Beach on No. 2 last Wednesday. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Congregational church, Rev. Keniston officiating and he delivered a most comforting sermon, taking for his text the passage: “In my father’s house are many mansions.” The choir sang two of the favorite hymns of the deceased, “Nearer My God to Thee” and “God Be With You Till We Meet Again.” The floral offerings at the funeral were profuse and the large number of friends present indicated that the departed was held in high esteem. Interment was made in the Beach cemetery, the M. W. A., of which he had been a member for more than twenty years, conducted the beautiful and impressive services at the grave. Members of the local lodge acted as pall bearers, they being L. B. Westby, George Elliott, M. C. McCarthy, George Christenson, Hermon Wojahn and Joe Cramer.
Jay Edgar Gee was born October 6th, 1862 near Harrisburg, Penn., where his father was extensively interested in oil wells. In 1870 the family moved to Hillsdale, Mich., and in 1880 Mr. Gee was graduated with honors from the law course of Hillsdale College. In 1882 he went to Tracy, Minn., where he engaged in business. On December 29, 1891, at Springfield, Minn., he was united in marriage to Miss Agness Egan and the following year they removed to Sisseton, S.D., where Mr. Gee took land on the Sisseton and Wahpeton Indian reservations. In 1911 he went to Medicine Hat, Canada, in an effort to regain his failing health. He spent the greater part of his time there until about three weeks before his death, when he was ordered by his physician to go to the coast. This change did not seem to be of any avail and on April 28th he passed away at Providence Hospital, Seattle. His son, Edward, was with him at the time of death and accompanied the remains back to this city.
Besides the widow, Mrs. Agness E. Gee, and son Edward, both of this place, deceased is survived by a sister, Mrs. Geo. Reed, of Los Angeles, Cal., and three brothers, Amaziah, William and Frank, of Chelsea and Munity, Michigan. To all these we join with a large circle of friends in extending sympathy.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 10th, 1916

Mrs. Ellen Jordan Thomas, mother of Mrs. Rice, died at the Dr. Rice home in this city last Saturday, death being due to the natural infirmities of old age. Mrs. Thomas was born in Dublin, Ireland and was seventy four years of age. For the past couple of years she had made her home with her daughter in this city. The remains were shipped to her former home at Red Wing, Minnesota and interment was made at that place. The relatives have the sympathy of their many friends in this vicinity.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 10th, 1916

Mrs. R. P. Bey
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At noon yesterday occurred the death of Mrs. R. P. Bey in the Burkey country. Death was caused by a severe attack of pneumonia with which deceased was taken sick on last Friday evening. Her condition kept growing worse and on Saturday evening a doctor was called. But all that medical skill could do was of no avail and she passed away yesterday noon.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at two o’clock from the M. E. church in this city and interment will be made in the church cemetery.
Mathilde Magnusson Bey was born in Sweden on Jan. 29th, 1876. In 1900 she emigrated to American in company with a brother coming at the time to Mellette, S.D. At that place on Oct. 20th, 1900 she was untied in marriage to R. P. Bey. About seven years ago Mr. and Mrs. Bey moved to the Golden Valley, purchasing land near Burkey, where they have since made their home. They had acquired a goodly portion of this world’s good and were making plans for discontinuing active farming operations and taking life a little easier.
Deceased is survived by the sorrowing husband, her aged mother, two brothers and a sister at Huron S.D., and two brothers residing near the west coast.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 10th, 1916

Celebrated Wooden Wedding Wednesday
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Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Thompson entertained a number of friends at their home on the south side last Wednesday evening, the occasion being the fifth anniversary of their wedding. A sumptuous five course dinner was served at seven o’clock. During the evening Misses Ragna Lund and Edna Gray favored the gathering with a number of vocal and instrumental selections. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson had intended it to be kept a secret that this was their wedding anniversary but that fact was known by some of the invited guests and before departing Supt. C. J. N. Nelson, on behalf of those present presented Mr. and Mrs. Thompson with a very handsome cedar chest as a memento of the occasion. All joined in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Thompson a great many more wedding anniversaries.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 17th, 1916

Sentinel Butte Items - from the Republican:
Mrs. Frank T. Irons died recently at Bowman of cancer. Mrs. Irons was an old resident of this country and will be remembered by many readers of the Republican.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 17th, 1916

S. B. Thorpe last week received a telegram from Rev. H. J. Thorpe, of Patterson, Cal., conveying the sad news of the death of little Camilla, the youngest child of Rev. and Mrs. Thorpe. Death was due to scarlet fever, with which the two older children have also been ill. The family has been under quarantine so they have been unable to write but S. B. Thorpe on last Saturday received a communication from a friend of the family stating that the two older children were recovering and are out of danger. Rev. and Mrs. Thorpe moved to Patterson from this city only a short time ago and their many friends in the Golden Valley will sympathize with them in the death of their little daughter.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 17th, 1916

Chas. Darrington returned last Saturday from St. Paul, to which city he was called two week ago on account of the serious illness of his mother. Mrs. Darrington passed away on Saturday, May 6th at the age of sixty -three years. She had been in poor health for two years and death was due to an operation which was performed in February . Funeral was held Tuesday of last week from St. Mark’s church and interment made in Calvary cemetery at St. Paul. Charley has the sympathy of his many Beach friends.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 17th, 1916

Captain and Mrs. Near Were Surprised
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Friends Gathered to Help Celebrate Fiftieth Anniversary
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The cottage home of Captain and Mrs. Charles A. Near, on the north side was a delightful scene of marital felicity on last Wednesday evening. The occasion was the celebration of the Golden wedding of the captain and his bride of fifty years. The early arrivals found the captain in semi-dishabile (sic) and Mrs. Near in her calico house dress, so complete was the surprise on the venerable couple. The Captain played the gallant host until all the chairs had been taken up. Then a large delegation arrived and he threw up his hands in complete surrender and his two sons, Fred E. and Ray K. looked after accommodations for all the arrivals. The Captain was so completely taken in that the doughty gentleman did not notice his appearance in docollete until after many of the guests had taken their departure.
The popular Beach male quartette contributed several musical numbers during the evening and the guests brought with them as dainty a luncheon as was ever served but the Groom’s Cake was of a darker color than is common for a groom of fewer years. A renewal of the marriage vows was pronounced by Rev. Geo. N. Keniston, but the promise to obey was eliminated from the bride’s vows and added to that of the groom. Rev. Keniston offered a very fitting prayer as a part of the ceremony and also gave a very appropriate talk to the couple who had been fortunate enough to enjoy fifty years of married bliss together.
The living children of Captain and Mrs. Near, who are each seventy years young, are: Mrs. F. F. Vaughn of Yankton, S.D., Fred E. Near, Beach, N.D., Mrs. B. B. Allen, Sioux Falls, S.D., Mrs. A. W. Harper, Minneapolis, R. W. Near, St. Joseph, Mo., R. E. Near, Beach, Mrs. L. E. Carr, Minneapolis, and sixteen grand children. Mr. and Mrs. Near were married at Palmyra, N.Y., May 9, 1866. A Guest Book containing the autographs of the celebrants of the anniversary was presented to the couple by Mrs. Keniston.
It was long after candle lighting before the merry company sought their homes.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 31st, 1916

Mrs. A. M. Stoddard and Mrs. Clifford Smith were Dickinson visitors last week from Wednesday until Saturday. On Thursday they attended a birthday party for Mrs. Smith’s mother, Mrs. J. H. Barringer. Mrs. Barringer accompanied the two other ladies on their return to Beach for a few days visit here.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 31st, 1916

A pleasant surprise was sprung on Mrs. J. D. Halstead on Tuesday of last week, the occasion being her birthday. Her friends left a number of beautiful presents as mementos of the occasion.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, May 31st, 1916

Murphy - Brindle
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Felix Murphy, known to his friends as “Pat” and Miss Laura Brindle, who has been teaching school north of town were married at Dickinson on Wednesday of last week. The happy couple returned home last Thursday evening and were met by a bunch of friends who showed them a real merry time for a while. The Republican extends congratulations and best wishes.
The following article from the Dickinson Press gives an account of the wedding: At the A. E. Stanton home on 7th Ave W., Wednesday occurred the quiet wedding of Miss Laura Brindle of Hazeltown, N.D., and Felix Murphy of Sentinel Butte, the ceremony being performed by Rev. R. H. Craig, pastor of the local M. E. Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Brindle, who reside two miles south of Hazelton, and are old timers in that community. For the past several years she, with her sister, Miss Verda, has taught in the western part of the state. The young couple will make their home on the groom’s farm three miles north of Sentinel Butte, where he has resided since coming from McHenry, North Dakota, some four years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Murphy left for Sentinel Butte Wednesday evening and will be home to their friends after June 1st. - Sentinel Butte Republican
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 14th, 1916

Gass - Brock Wedding
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At nine o’clock Tuesday morning at the Catholic church in this city occurred the wedding of Miss Lybia Cass to Mr. John Brock, the Rev. Fr. Wolpers performing the ceremony. The bride was gowned in white Georgette crepe and wore a chiffon veil, carrying a beautiful bouquet of red and white carnations. Miss Mary Stack as bridesmaid and was dressed in pale green mescaline. The groom was dressed in the conventional black and was attended by Mr. Tony Brock.
After the ceremony a reception was given at the home of the brides parents, southwest of this city and a sumptuous wedding breakfast was served.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gass and is one of the popular and accomplished young ladies of the Golden Valley. The groom is a prominent farmer of the Burkey country and the happy couple will make their home there. Both have a host of friends who will join us in extending congratulations and the best wishes for happiness and prosperity.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 14th, 1916

C. O. Holverson And Bride Arrive
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Carl O. Halvorson, the p…… assistant cashier of the Farmers & Merchants Bank of this city was married on Wednesday, June … at St. Ansgar, Iowa, to Miss Olive Olsen. The bride is one of the popular and accomplished young ladies of St. Ansgar, the former home of Mr. Halvorson. The groom is well known in the Golden Valley having for about three and one half years been employed in the Farmers & Merchants Bank of this city.
The couple arrived in Beach on Friday on No. 3 and will reside at the Harry Burt residence on the South side where they will be home after July 1st. The Advance joins with the many Beach friends of Mr. Halvorson in extending welcome to the newlyweds and wishes for a most pleasant journey together down life’s highway.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 21st, 1916

Olsen - Halvorson Wedding
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We reproduce below the account of the Olsen - Halvorson wedding, of which mention was made in our last issue, as it appeared in the Mitchell County Press, of Osage, Iowa.
“A most perfectly appointed June wedding was the one at the J. H. Olsen home on the evening of June 7, when Igna Olene Olsen became the bride of Karl O. Halvorson. About fifty couples had been invited to witness the happy event. At 8 o’clock, amidst the strains of Lohengrin’s Wedding march, played by Miss Selma Hong, the bride in a dainty white net dress of silk, carrying a shower bouquet of roses and sweet peas, and the groom, looking his best, took their places in front of a bank of bridal wreath and pink honeysuckle. Rev. Waldeland, using the impressive Lutheran ring service, pronounced the words which united these two young people in marriage. This was followed by the hearty good wishes and congratulations of the assembled relatives and friends.
The guests then repaired to the dining room, which had been made beautiful with pink sweet peas and bridal wreath. Here a delicious two-course supper was served by the Misses Grace Whitaker and Mae and Thelma Tollefson. Vocal and instrumental music added to the pleasures of the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Halvorson, amidst a shower of rice and good wishes, left Thursday noon for their new home at Beach, N.D., where Karl has been for the past four years, assistant cashier of the Farmers’ & Merchants bank.
St. Ansgar has been the home of these two estimable young people for the greater part of their lives. Part of their education was received in the public schools and the Seminary. Mr. Halvorson completed his education at St. Olaf’s college, at Northfield, which fitted him for the position of trust he has so successfully filed. Mrs. Halvorson took a course at the Cedar Rapids Business College, since when she has been actively engaged in stenographic work. Both Mr. and Mrs. Halvorson have taken prominent parts in the church work and social life of the town. A proof of the high esteem in which they are held is evidenced by the numerous and beautiful gifts which they received. That they will be greatly missed is but too evident. They have however, the good wishes of hosts of friends, who can but wish that happiness and prosperity may come in plenty to them in the new home which they are making. Guests from out of town who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Whitaker, Grace, Jay and Dewey Whitaker, and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Halvorson, of Osage, and Rev. and Mrs. Heltne of Lawler, Iowa.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 21st, 1916

Redmond - Brown Nuptials
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From Belfield Times -
At St. Bernard’s church, Sunday morning, a very pretty wedding was solemnized when the Rev. F. H. Hollinberger joined together in matrimony Miss Mae, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Redmond and Mr. John Brown a Beach business man. The happy couple were supported at the altar by Miss Anna Kukacha and Mr. Nick Redmond, uncle of the bride.
The bride is a young lady who has lived near this city for several years and we do not exaggerate when we say Mae Redmond’s acquaintances were all her friends, her disposition always sparkling like the proverbial dewdrop that lived and laughed on the petals of the sunflower. Mr. Brown is a successful young business man and is a man held in high esteem by all with whom he comes in contact, both socially and financially.
After the ceremony, a wedding breakfast, elaborate in its appointments, was served at the home of the brides parents.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 28th, 1916

Bartley - Smith Nuptials
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At nine o’clock on Tuesday morning of last week was solemnized the marriage of Miss Katherine Teresa Bartley to Mr. Simon K. Schmitz. The ceremony was performed at the Catholic church in this city in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives, Rev. Father Wolpers officiating.
The bride was gowned in white chiffon, trimmed with silk lace, wore a bridal veil and carried a shower bouquet of pink and white roses. Attended by Miss Mary Bartley, she approached the altar to the strain of Lohengrins Wedding march, played by Miss Eleanor Bartley at the organ and Miss Elizabeth with the violin, both of whom are sisters of the bride. The groom was attended by Jim Power. The bridal party was preceded by Mona Abernatly, who carried the wedding ring on a dainty white satin pillow. Miss Marie Keohane and Rose Johnson acted as flower girls. After the ceremony a sumptuous three course wedding banquet was served at the home of the parents of the bride. The Misses Margaret, Eleanor and Elizabeth Bartley and Margaret Wallace, Eleanor Wall and Mary DeMerse assisted in the serving. A reception was also given at the Bartley home during the afternoon and evening for the friends and relatives of the happy couple. The time was most pleasantly spent in a social way and the newlyweds were the recipients of many beautiful and useful gifts. Among the out-of-town guests were Mrs. B. Connel, an aunt of the bride, Mrs. Wm. Kennedy, a grand aunt and Mrs. and Mrs. J. B. Malone, all of south Heart. The bride is one of the popular and accomplished young ladies of Beach, having come to this city with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bartley about seven years ago. The groom is one of the capable young farmers of the Golden Valley, residing five miles south of this city. Both have a large circle of friends in this vicinity who will join with us in extending congratulations and best wishes for a happy future.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 28th, 1916

The funeral services for little Pauline Sprague, who died Tuesday will be held at the Congregational church Saturday afternoon at two o’clock and interment will be made in the local cemetery.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 28th, 1916

James Guy Crossman - - - - -
After a long period of suffering, James G. Crossman passed away on Monday of this week. A recent visit to the Mayo hospital at Rochester, Minn., resulted in a diagnosis of cancer, and the disease had progressed to such a degree that an operation was deemed inadvisable by the famous surgeons. Prior to his death he had planned all the affairs, even to the details of his funeral. He asked that Rev. Kenniston preach the sermon and the Beach Male Quartette sing. The funeral services were conducted from the Congregational church Tuesday morning at eleven o’clock Rev. Kenniston assisted by Rev. Mr. Mercer, conducting the services. Interment was made in the local cemetery. James Guy Crossman was born at Elkton, S.D., on April 20th, 1895. In the spring of 1906 he moved with the other members of the family to their homestead about twenty miles southeast of Beach, where he has since resided. In May, 1912 he was untied in marriage to Miss Mary Brunt Arnold, of Lima, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Crossman, parents of the deceased, who reside seventeen miles southeast, one sister and a brother Darwin C., of Lima, Ohio, constitute the family. Mr. D. C. Crossman came at the call of the parents to be present during the last few days. Mother Crossman, for many years an active worker in the Congregational church, found some comfort in having her boy’s remains buried in the church of her choice. The many friends of the family extend to the sorrowing ones their sincere sympathy.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, June 28th, 1916

Notice To Creditors
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In The Matter Of The Estate of Selestine Whitmer, deceased.
Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, S. D. Whitmer, Administrator of the estate of Selestine Whitmer late of the County of Golden Valley, and State of North Dakota, deceased to the creditors of, and all persons having claims against said deceased, to exhibit them with the necessary vouchers, within six months after the first publicatgion of this notice to said Administrator or at the office of Keohane & Jones in the city of Beach in said Golden Valley county, or to the Judge of the County Court in and for said County at his office in Beach, North Dakota.
Dated July 5th, A.D. 1916
. S. D. Whitmer, Administrator Keohane & Jones, Attorneys for Administrator, Beach, N. Dakota. First publication on the 5th day of July A.D. 1916


The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 5th, 1916

Ida Pauline Sprague
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After a lingering illness of several months duration, Ida Pauline Sprague, the nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Sprague, died at her home in this city on Tuesday afternoon of last week. The funeral services were held at two o’clock last Saturday afternoon from the Congregational church, Rev. Kenniston officiating.
Deceased was born at Pontiac, Mich., on April 15th 1907. Several years ago she came to this city with her parents and she attended the local schools up until she was taken ill. She was a girl of a very likable disposition and was at all times popular among her playmates, who will miss her greatly.
The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of their many friends in and around Beach.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 5th, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Beier, south of town are parents of a baby boy, born on June 18th.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 5th, 1916

Card of Thanks
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We wish to express our sincere thanks to the people of Beach and vicinity for their many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy after the death of our beloved wife and mother. Also for the many beautiful floral offerings, and the choir for their singing at the funeral.
Reier Thompson
Charley Thompson and family
A. Anderson and family
Nels Thompson and family
Henry Thompson and family
J. O. Knutson and family
Albert Thompson and family
Rudolph Thompson and family

The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 5th, 1916

Mrs. Reier Thompson Passed Away Friday
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The people of the entire community were shocked last Friday morning when the word was passed around that Mrs. Reier Thompson had passed away at her home in this city. Mrs. Thompson had apparently been in good health up until an early hour Friday morning. At about three o’clock she complained of a pain around her heart. A physician was called but his examination did not reveal any ailment of a serious nature. A little later in the morning her condition appeared to become serious and the doctor was again called. But nothing that he could do would avail and at seven o’clock she passed away, heart failure being the cause.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock from the Norwegian Lutheran church, Rev. Larson, of Taylor and Rev. Trinklein of the local German church officiating. Appropriate singing was furnished by the church choir. The large audience and the many and beautiful floral offerings at the funeral indicated the universal high esteem in which the deceased was held.
Mrs. Pernille Serine (Nelson) Thomposn was born in Valestrand, Norway on May 25th, 1846. In 1857 she came to Jackson County, Wisconsin, together with her parents. On May 25th, 1865, she was married to Reier Thomposn. They resided in Wisconsin until the spring of 1907 when the family moved to the Golden Valley, settling on their farm two miles from Beach. Two years later Mr. Thompson engaged in the lumber business in this city and since that time they have resided in Beach. Mrs. Thompson was a woman of splendid christian character. She was a faithful worker in the Lutheran church, of which she was a member and her counsel and labor were at all times given ungrudgingly. She will be sadly missed, not only by the members of her immediate family but by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.
Deceased is survived by her husband and the following children: Charley Thompson, of Grafton, N.D.; Nels Thompson, Blair, Wis.: Mrs. G. O. Knutson, Blair, Wis.: Mrs. A. Anderson, Golva and Henry, Albert and Rudolph Thompson of Beach. All the children were present for the funeral services.
“We will weep fro the days that come no more,
For the sunbeam gone from the heart and door;
For a missing step, for a nameless grace,
For a mother’s form for a mother’ face;
But not for the soul whose crown is won,
Whose infinite joy has only begun;
Not for the spirit enrolled in light,
Crowned where the angels are tonight.”

The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 5th, 1916

Two Beach Couples Married at Glendive
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At noon on last Monday at the Congregational parsonage at Glendive occurred the marriage of Miss Thelma Wood to A. T. Brunzele and Miss Florence Adamson to Carl Larson, all of the contracting parties being popular young people of this city. Mr. Runnells (sic) is employed at the Golden Valley Lumber Yard and during the half year he has been here he has made many friends. Mrs. Brunzelle is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wood and has been a resident of the city for several years. This couple has started house keeping in a residence on the south side.
Mr. Larson is associated with his father in the painting and decorating business here. His bride has for the past three years been employed by Dr. Foster as office girl. Both of them are well known and popular among the young people. They are spending a couple of weeks on the groom’s homestead about forty miles northwest of the city after which they will reside here. The many friends of these young people will join The Advance in extending congratulations and best wishes for a happy married life.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 5th, 1916

Miss Mary Karrigan Married
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Word has been received here that Miss Mary Karrigan was married on June 28th at Miles City to Mr. R. C. Sherman, a prominent business man of that place. Miss Karrigan has a large number of friends in Beach who will hasten to extend congratulations. She is well known here, having made Beach her home a large part of the time for the past several years.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 12th, 1916

Senator Ed Hoverson yesterday received the sad intelligence of the death of a sister at a St. Paul hospital. He leaves today on No. 2 for Benson, Minn., to be present at the funeral, which will be held in that city.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 12th, 1916

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Young, of Mikkelson, at the local hospital on Wednesday. Mrs. Young’s mother, Mrs. Frank Stone, of Sentinel Butte, came down to see her daughter the middle of the week.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 12th, 1916

Born, at the local hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Conner, of Ollie, Mont. a daughter, on Sunday July 2nd.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 12th, 1916

Golden Valley County Pioneer Passes Away
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Last Saturday morning at the Dickinson Hospital occurred the death of Frank Davidson, of Sentinel Butte. Deceased had just recently undergone an operation for appendicitis and for a time after the operation he seemed to be improving, but later he began to fail and the attending physicians were unable to do anything for him. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Congregational church at Sentinel Butte, Rev. Larson, of Taylor, officiating. The funeral is said to have been one of the most largely attended ever held in the country, indicating that the departed was widely acquainted and highly respected.
Deceased was a native of Sweden and emigrated to the United States while still a young man. In 1890 he moved to what is now Beach, being employed as a section man by the Northern Pacific Railroad. Later he moved to Sentinel Butte for a few years. About eleven years ago he moved to his ranch about eight miles north of Sentinel Butte for a few years. About eleven years ago he moved to his ranch about eight miles north of Sentinel Butte, where the family has since made their home. His brother John Davidson, is resident of this city being employed as a section foreman on the Northern Pacific.
Besides the grief stricken widow the deceased is survived by four children, Mrs. Ole Hagseth, Mrs. Chas. Waldahl, David Davidson and Lilly Davidson, all of whom reside north of Sentinel Butte.
The Advance joins with the many friends of the family in extending sincere sympathy with them in their sorrow.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 19th, 1916

The friends in Sentinel Butte, of Miss Thelma Woods of Beach will unite in extending congratulations upon the event of her marriage, which took place at Glendive, July 4th. Mr. and Mrs. Bruszell started house keeping immediately.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, July 19th, 1916

Horace Ball Meets Tragic Death
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Shack In Which He Slept was Blown Up and Occupant Apparently Instantly Killed.
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The entire community was shocked Tuesday morning to learn that during the previous night a small shack located back of the Farmers Supply Company store, and which was used by Horace Ball as sleeping quarters, had been blown up and Mr. Ball killed. The discharge occurred a few minutes after twelve o’clock Monday night, many of the residents of the city having heard the explosion but no one realized what it was before the morning.
O. C. Attletweed was the first to discover that the shack had been wrecked. He was up early Tuesday morning with the intention of driving to Baker. As soon as he discovered the wreck he concluded it was the result of wind during the night. He called the officers and some of the neighbors and upon investigation it was soon noticed that the wrecking of the building and the death of Mr. Ball were the results of an explosion. There are all kinds of theories in the air as to how it happened. It is of course impossible for any one to know definitely, but the opinion seems to be quite prevalent that it was a case of foul play. The indications are that a dynamite charge had been placed under the floor of the building, a hole similar to that produced by a discharge of dynamite, having been made in the ground near the north wall and just below the place where Mr. Ball’s cot stood. Several feet of burned fuse were also found a short distance north of the building.
There has been no inquest held of this writing but a jury is being summoned today and we understand the inquest is to be held at 9 o’clock, Thursday morning. What the coroner’s jury will find is of course problematical. It would appear, however, that the circumstances of the case should have warranted a prompt and very thorough investigation.
The unfortunate man is survived by his grief stricken widow and three children, who have the most sincere sympathy of the entire community. The family has been living on a homestead north of this city and just prior to the tragedy Mr. Ball had been staying in town where he was working as a brick layer on the new Reeve building.
Funeral arrangements have been completed and the funeral services will be held Thursday, July 20, at two o’clock from the Congregational church. Interment will be made in the local cemetery. Members of the Woodmen of the World, of which deceased was a member, will act as pall bearers and the lodge will act as an escort and also conduct very brief services at the grave.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 2nd, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Finneman of . . . . are the proud parents of a . . . d baby boy born last Friday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 2nd, 1916

Medora Pioneer Dies In Old Soldier’s Home
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Jack Hanley, old time pioneer and buffalo hunter of Medora, and well known by the older residents, died in the soldiers home at Higginsville, Missouri, on July 14th. He was 75 years of age at the time of his death, and had been in fairly good health, until taken with diabetes. Deceased sold his ranch at Medora in 1905, to G. O. German, a nephew, and moved back to his boyhood home at Monticello, Missouri. He later entered the soldiers home at Higginsville, where he died.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 9th, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Clayburg are the proud and happy parents of a bright baby girl born last week. Mrs. Clayburgh and the baby are getting along nicely -- and Marcus is still able to wield the hammer although he holds his head so high that he sometimes misses a nail.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 9th, 1916

Sentinel Butte Items - From the Republican:
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Morris of the Wm. Morris & Son store, are the parents of a pair of twin boys, born last Friday, July 28th. The babies weigh seven pounds each and both they and the mother are getting along nicely. Twin boys -- there’s a precedent!
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 9th, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. William Howden are the happy parents of a nine and one half pound baby girl, born last Saturday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 9th, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Egan are the happy parents of a baby girl born . . . . week.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 9th, 1916

Pete Kerrigan - - - - -
Last Saturday morning at the Dickinson hospital occurred the death of Pete Kerrigan of this place. Mr. Kerrigan was taken to Dickinson some time ago, suffering with an attack of typhoid fever, but all that medical aid could do was of no avail. The remains were brot to this city and the funeral was held Wednesday morning from the Catholic church.
Deceased is survived by three brothers, Ed, George and Pat, of this place and we understand, two brothers and a sister at St. Paul as well as a sister Mrs. R. C. Sherman, of Miles City. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of their many friends here.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 9th, 1916

Shortly before going to press the news reached us of the death of Asbjorn Syverson, a pioneer farmer, of the northern Golden Valley. Mr. Syverson died from heart failure while on his way from his farm to this city last Monday. On account of our inability to get full particulars before going to press we will print the full Obituary
next week.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 9th, 1916

Amunrud - Milliron
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On Tuesday, August 1st, at Glendive, occurred the marriage of Miss Olive Amunrud to Mr. Roy Milliron. The couple left the same day for a wedding trip to Miles City and other points in Montana.
The bride is well known in Beach and vicinity, being the daughter of Oscar Amunrud. She resided in this city up to about a year ago, when she moved with her father to Been, Mont. She is an accomplished young lady of very pleasant personality and has a host of friends here. The groom is a young man of sterling character and has for the past year been manager of the B. J. Parson’s ranch north of Wibaux. The happy couple will be at home at the Parson’s ranch after August 15th. The Advance joins with a large circle of friends in wishing the newlyweds a full measure of happiness.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 9th, 1916

William G. Gilbert Meets Tragic Death
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Falls From Top of Moving Train and is Instantly Killed
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The people of the entire community were shocked Monday to learn that William J. Gilbert, brakeman on the south branch train, had been run over and instantly killed. According to those who saw the accident it happened about as follows: The south branch train was doing some switching in the local yards in preparatory to starting on their trip south. It appears that the train was backing up and Mr. Gilbert went to the rear car to adjust the break. The break appeared to turn more easily than he expected and he lost his balance, fell over the rear end and the moving car passed over his body, killing him immediately and mangling his body in a horrible manner. The proper authorities were at once notified but upon examining the eye witnesses found that it was purely a case of accident and that no blame attached to the train crew in any manner. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Sentinel Butte, Rev. Kessinger of this city officiating.
The deceased is survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Henry Gilbert, of this city and the following brothers and sisters: Edward Gilbert of Beach; Charley, Albert, Fred and Harry Gilbert, of Sentinel Butte; Mrs. Otto Stensrud, Beach, and Mrs. Christie Howard of Dickinson. To these a host of friends join with us in extending sincere sympathy.
William J. Gilbert was born on August 23, 187. . at Langdom, Ontario, Canada. In 1882, together with the rest of the family, he moved to Sentinel Butte. While there he entered railroad work and was employed in various capabilities on the division between Glendive and Dickinson. Last year he accepted the position of brakeman on the south branch out of this city and made Beach his home since that time. He was a man of quiet disposition and he was very highly thought of by all those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. His sudden and tragic end was a severe shock, not only to his immediate relatives, but to all his friends and acquaintances as well.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 16th, 1916

Sentinel Butte Items - From the Republican:
Mr. and Mrs. W. Y. Barnett are the parents of a bright baby boy, born on Monday, August 7th.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 16th, 1916

Mrs. W. C. Kees and Mrs. LeRoy Gammon went to Sentinel Butte on Tuesday of last week to attend the funeral of the late William Gilbert.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 16th, 1916

This community was shocked last Monday to learn of the accidental death of William Gilbert, brakeman on this branch, at Beach. Mr. Gilbert was a young man of excellent habits and sterling character. He had made many friends while here. The sincere sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved relatives.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 16th, 1916

Little Dale Lehman, the seventeen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. . . . ear Lehman, of Golva died last . . . day morning after only a very brief serious illness. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock from the Golva hall. . . . Kessinger, of the Beach U. B. church officiating. Interment was made in the Beach cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many Golden Valley friends.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 16th, 1916

Senator and Mrs. Ed. Hoverson are the happy parents of a baby boy, born last Thursday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 16th, 1916

Born: to Dr. and Mrs. G. M. Fos . . . on last Thursday, at Minneapolis, a bounding baby boy.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 16th, 1916

Death of Mrs. Mary Lattin
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Mrs. Mary Lattan, mother of Mrs. Fred Gilbert of this city, died at the home of her daughter in Sentinel Butte on Saturday night, August 5th, at the advanced age of 70 years. The old lady had been ill for nearly three months and death came as a relief from her sufferings. The funeral was held from the Congregational church on Monday, August 7th at two o’clock p.m., Rev. Mercer of Beach, officiating and the body was laid at rest in the cemetery east of town.
Mrs. Lattin had made her home with her daughter for several years and will be sadly mourned by the Gilbert family as well as by many friends that she has made during her residence here. - Sentinel Butte Republican.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 16th, 1916

Valley Pioneer Dies Suddenly
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A. Syverson Victim of Heart Failure Last Monday
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As mentioned last week, Asbjorn Syverson, who resides on Beaver Creek about twenty two miles north of Beach, died on Monday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Syverson were on their way to town and he died without a moments warning, heart failure being the cause.
The funeral was held last Thursday afternoon from the Norwegian Lutheran church in this city, Rev. Tjornhom officiating. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery here.
Asbjorn Syverson was born in Hardanger, Norway on Nov. 1, 1830. In 1858 he emigrated to American, coming to Winachee County, Iowa. On December 26, 1868 he was married to Miss Julia Anderson at Cresco, Iowa. They lived for about thirty years on a homestead near Colton, Iowa. About ten years ago the family moved to the Golden Valley where they have since resided.
Deceased is survived by his widow and six children as follows: Nick Syverson, Beach; Mrs. C. Moe of Hills, Minn.; Steward Syverson, residing on the home farm; Mrs. K. Mohn, Sentinel Butte; Mrs. Oscar Hovland, Sentinel Butte and Henry Syverson residing on the old Elliot place here.
The relatives have the sincere sympathy of their many Golden Valley friends.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 16th, 1916

Mott Farmer Murdered by an I. W. W.
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Louis Larson Struck on Head With Heavy Scale Weight in Hands of Frank Luchowski
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Frank Luchowski, alias Frank Lang, and I.W.W. who Sunday night confessed to the murder of Louis Larsen a wealthy Mott farmer, was spirited away from the Hettinger county jail during the night and taken to Dickinson for safe keeping. Two mobs gathered around the jail one a band of 150 I.W.W.’s who made threats to tear down the jail and turn the murderer loose, and another mob of about 150 farmers who threatened to lynch Luchowski.
After hours of cross examination the man made a written confession. He admitted that he killed Larson with a heavy scale weight, after he had quarreled with his employer. He said that Larson had struck him on the head with a rock while on their way to a hay field.
Larson was 27 years of age and single. The officers knew there was no question as to Luchowski’s guilt. When he was arrested blood was found on his clothing.
Numerous mysterious fires, highway robberies, assaults and continual refusal to work for other than outrageous wages, all culminating . . . . .
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 23rd, 1916

On Monday of last week at Baker occurred the marriage of two popular young people of this vicinity, Christ Ross and Miss Blanche Cobleigh. Both the contracting parties are well known by the people in this neighborhood who join in extending to them the heartiest congratulations and wish them happiness and prosperity in their journey through life. They will make their home on the groom’s farm near Baker.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 23rd, 1916

Craven (sic) - Freer Wedding Tuesday
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George W. Graven and Miss Inez Freer, both well known people of the Sentinel Butte vicinity, went to Glendive on Tuesday afternoon of this week and were quietly married in that city the same evening, the Congregational pastor officiating at the ceremony, which took place at 8:30 p.m. in the presence of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Ed Freer and George and Anna Harmon, cousins of the groom. Mr. Harmon having taken the party up from here in his car.
George Graven is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Graven, north of town, and is a young man of good repute and high standing in this community.
Inez Freer is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Freer and is well known to Sentinel Butte people having made her home here since childhood. She is a young lady who has many friends and the news of her marriage will come as a pleasant surprise to many of them.
The Republican takes pleasure in joining the many friends of the happy young couple in extending hearty congratulations and best wishes for a happy and prosperous wedded life.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 23rd, 1916

Bartle - Homer Wedding
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Miles Bartle and Myrtle Lucille Homer, both of the north country, were married on Monday, August 14th, at Wibaux, Montana. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Viola Homer, formerly of Dickinson, but who has more recently been living with her daughter on her homestead on Beaver Creek, about twenty miles north of town. The young lady is well known to Sentinel Butte as well as Dickinson people and has a large circle of friends who will be pleased to learn of the happy event. The groom is a prosperous young farmer of the north country, a young man of good character and one who will make a good home for the lady of his choice. The announcements state that the young couple will be at home to their many friends at their farm north of town, after September 1st. The Republican takes special pleasure in joining with the many friends of the new Mr. and Mrs. Bartle in wishing them a happy and prosperous wedded life.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 23rd, 1916

Popular Carlyle Couple Married Tuesday
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A march was stolen over the couples many friends Tuesday morning of this week when Miss Martha A. Hartse daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hartse of Carlyle, was united in matrimony to Chas. A. Doubles of Golva, and manager of the Donaldson Implement Co., at Carlyle. The ceremony was performed by County Judge Tom L. Smith in Beach Tuesday morning. Mrs. T. L. Smith and Mrs. Bernard Heath acted in the capacity of witnesses to the ceremonies making the young couple man and wife.
Early Tuesday morning Mr. Doubles made several trips to the Brown rooming house, where he was rooming, without any apparent cause, but the next time he managed to slip away with his suitcase unnoticed and made the South branch train to Beach, in company with his bride-to-be, who boarded the train from the east side of the track, it is understood. Everything was well arranged before hand, W. J. Woods having arrived from the Beach Implement House in order to relieve him while on their honeymoon.
After enjoying a short trip, the newly married couple returned to Carlyle Wednesday afternoon to receive the congratulations of their host of friends who wish them happiness and prosperity in their future married life. They will make their future home here, Mr. Doubles continuing as manager of the local implement house. - Ex.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 30th, 1916

A party was given at the J. A. Underwood home last Saturday in honor of the thirteenth birthday of Mr. Underwood’s daughter Andora. Thirteen small maidens were invited and participated in the entertainment which consisted of games, refreshments, and a theatre party at the Savoy in the evening. The little girls are all unanimous in the expressions of delight with the afternoon and evening’s entertainment.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 30th, 1916

Mrs. Jay W. Brown gave a party on Wednesday afternoon of this week, August 23rd, in honor of the seventh birthday of her little daughter, Avis. About thirty of the little friends of the small maiden were present and a very pleasant afternoon was spent. Dainty refreshments were served and the time was spent in games such as delights the hearts of children.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 30th, 1916

Noyes - Brault
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The Advance last week overlooked an item of interest to Beach people in the marriage of Miss Rita Evelyn Brault to Clarence M. Noyes. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. H. E. Doering at 7 o’clock a.m., the Rev. W. T. Kessinger of the U. B. church officiating.
Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple, accompanied by Mrs. Doering, departed on No. 8 for Dickinson where they visited until the following day. From that city they went to Starbuck, Minn., for a visit with relatives of the groom. They expect to be at home to their many friends shortly after Sept. 1 in the J. W. Brinton residence.
Both the contracting parties are well and favorably known in this city. The bride has been the popular and efficient book keeper at the J. P. Reeve Farm Market, now owned by Mr. Nelson.
The groom has for several years been employed by drug firms in this city, at present being with Rice & Pierce.
The many friends of the couple extend heartiest congratulations.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 30th, 1916

Arnold - Johnson Nuptials
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On Monday, August 21st at Oswego, Mont., occurred the marriage of Miss Mary Ellen Johnson to Mr. Rufus E. Arnold, the latter being formerly of Beach. Rev. Evans, of Poplar, Montana, performed the ceremony in the presence of only a few close relatives and friends as follows: Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Arnold, the groom’s parents; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sprague, Mrs. Goldsmith and daughter and Mr. George Dick. The bride wore a dainty traveling suit while the groom was dressed in the conventional black. After the wedding ceremony the party autoed to Wolf Point, where a sumptuous wedding supper was in waiting, the dining room and table being beautifully decorated with cut flowers.
The bride is a charming young lady of Colgate, N.D., and she is held in universal high esteem by all who have the pleasure of her acquaintance. She has been and is at the present time holding the position of county superintendent of schools in Steele County and has been very successful in that work.
The groom is a prominent young business man of Wolf Point, Mont. He was formerly a Beach resident and has many friends in the Golden Valley. The Advance joins with the numerous friends of the couple in wishing them a full measure of success and happiness.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, August 30th, 1916

A baby was born Thursday to Mrs. Pete Hammerell.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 6th, 1916

Little Chester Henry, the thirteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Moulton, passed away last Saturday evening after a brief illness from summer complaint. The funeral was held at 10 o’clock Monday morning from the Congregational church. Bishop Tyler of the Episcopal church officiating. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of their many Golden Valley friends.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 6th, 1916

Noonan - McCarthy
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On Tuesday, September 5th, at 5:30 a.m. at Omaha, Neb. occurred the marriage of Miss Sadie E. Noonan of this city, to John McCarthy, son of County Auditor and Mrs. M. C. McCarthy of Beach. The announcement of the marriage came as a surprise to the groom’s many friends in this city, as it was not generally known that he contemplated joining the ranks of the benedicts.
The ceremony was performed at Sacred Heart Catholic church at Omaha, in the presence of only a few close relatives. The bride’s brother, Eugene, acted as best man and Miss Ann Danohue as bride’s maid. Rev. Corboy officiated.
The groom is one of the popular young men of this city, being employed at the Beach State Bank. The bride is an accomplished young lady of Omaha, being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Noonan of that city. She spent some time the past summer visiting here and made many friends during her stay.
The happy couple arrived in this city on No. 7 today and will make Beach their future home. Their many friends will join with the Advance in wishing them all happiness and prosperity.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 13th, 1916

Prominent Carlyle Farmer Dead
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John Franklin Carlock Dies After Short Illness Following Paralytic Stroke
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J. F. Carlock, a well known farmer of the Carlyle country passed away at his home there last Thursday, after only a few days illness, following a paralytic stroke. The immediate cause of death is reported as being cerebroid hemorrhage. Funeral services were held at the farm home three miles southeast of Carlyle last Saturday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Mr. Keniston, of this city conducting the service, assisted by the pastor of the local United Brethren church. The choir of the Carlyle U. B. church sang, and at the request of the family Mr. L. B. Westby of this city sang “Abide With Me”.
Father Carlock has from boyhood been a reverent student of the scriptures. His activity in Christian work is shown in his years of service to the Christian church as Elder, superintendent and teacher in the Sabbath school and like religious activities. His short final illness was beautiful in its godly trust and sweet Christian spirit. The fourteenth chapter of John was a memorable favorite and because of his frequent quotation of that wonderful “Comfort Chapter“, Mr. Keniston used it as a basis of his remarks.
Interment was made at Carlock, Illinois, where his remains will lie with those of the son and deceased wife in the cemetery of the old home town which honors him with its name.
John Franklin Carlock was born December 12th, 1846, Beford County, Ill. On July 4th, 1868, he was married to Miss Julia A. Stephens. To this union were born the following children: Alphens B. Carlock and Mrs. Norn Salzman, deceased; Mrs. Cora O’Leary of Carlock, Ill., Mrs. Lydia Belsly of Deer Creek, Ill., Dillard A., Artis and John F. Carlock, Jr., of Carlyle, Mont. On December 15, 1910 Mrs. Stephens Carlock died. On November 28, 1912 at Ronneby, Minn., he was married to Mary A. Ayers. For the past several years the family has resided on their farm near Carlyle. Last spring Mr. Carlock sold out his personal property, turning the active management of the farm over to his son, as he felt he wanted to take life a little easier. During the past summer he has made several trips back east to interest prospective land buyers in this section of the country. He was a good consistent booster for this section, a first class farmer and a good friend and neighbor. The many Golden Valley friends of the family will join us in extending them sincere sympathy.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 13th, 1916

Arrest Made In Connection With Horace Ball Murder
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As a result of the investigations carried on by detectives employed by the county, Geo. Smith was arrested late last week on a warrant charging him with the murder of Horace Ball. Ball was murdered while sleeping in his shack on the North side on the night of July 16 last by dynamite being set off under the building. The coroners jury who heard the evidence available the day following the murder declared that Ball had met death by foul means at the hands of a person or persons to the jury unknown. Since then strenuous efforts have been made to run down every clue by detectives of the Burns agency.
Little is known of the nature of the evidence that the detectives have unearthed to connect Smith with the crime. Smith and Ball filed on adjoining homesteads near Buelsdals about 20 miles north of Beach a few years ago. They were apparently friends. The motive, if one there was, is not yet revealed. The preliminary examination of Smith will be had in a few days before Justice Heath, at which time some of the facts surrounding this dreadful murder, it is hoped, will be brot to light.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 13th, 1916

Sentinel Butte Items - from The Republican:
Messrs. Miles, Dennis and Wm. S. Waltes, all of Dell Rapids, S.D. and Lee Walters, of Cherokee, Iowa, arrived here on Tuesday to attend the funeral of their brother, Clark Walters.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 13th, 1916

Sentinel Butte Items - from The Republican:
Mrs. A. H. Glimm gave a very pleasant party on Tuesday of this week to a number of the little friends of her little daughter, Helen, in honor of her ninth birthday. Dainty refreshments were served and the afternoon was spent playing games and having a general good time as is the habit of small maidens at their parties.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 13th, 1916

Rev. Ira Hammer, of the local M. E. church went to Medora last Thursday evening to perform a marriage ceremony, the contracting parties being N. Gergess, of White. S.D., and Miss Grey of Medora. The couple will make their home at White.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 20th, 1916

Sentinel Butte Items - from The Republican:
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Anderson and Frances Anderson left last Saturday for Colton, South Dakota, in response to a telegram announcing the death of their father at that place.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 20th, 1916

Sentinel Butte Items - from The Republican:
Mrs. A. O. Madland gave a party to a number of the friends of her little son, Wibur, on Tuesday of this week - the occasion of his third birthday. Refreshments were served and the children had a very pleasant time.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 20th, 1916

Sentinel Butte Items - from The Republican:
Mrs. E. Prehn, of Zap, N.D., is here visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. A. Hiland. Mrs. Prehn was formerly Miss Jessie Kellogg of this place, and has been quite busy renewing old acquaintances.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 20th, 1916

Nick Brick, a farm laborer who has a homestead in the Burkey vicinity died very suddenly on Tuesday afternoon near Golva, where he was working. Heart failure is given as the cause of death. Mr. Brick’s former home was Paynesville, Minn., and his brother arrived here today from that place. The body has been shipped to the old home where interment will be made. Deceased was about thirty years of age.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, September 27th, 1916

Mayor W. R. Comstock, of Marmarth, died on Wednesday of last week at the Mobridge, S. D. hospital, after a two weeks illness from typhoid fever. Mr. Comstock was a pioneer of slope county and is well known in the western part of the state.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 4th, 1916

Richard Obert of Dunnewood, Minn., and Dick Obert of Fergus Falls, Minn., who were called here to attend the funeral of their son and brother, Elmer Obert, returned to the their respective homes Tuesday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 4th, 1916

R. C. Sherman of Miles City came to Beach the latter part of the week for an over Sunday visit with his wife who will be remembered as Miss Mary Kerrigan.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 4th, 1916

J. P. Reeve received a telegram today which contained the information that M. J. Berry of Hastings, Neb., had just passed away. It will be remembered that Mrs. Reeve left for Hastings some weeks ago, where she has been looking after the condition of his sister and sister’s husband, both of whom were dangerously sick at the hospital at that place. The life of her is also very uncertain. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Reeve in this community unite in extending their sympathy.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 4th, 1916

A telegram was received by C. A. Near Monday morning which announced the death of his son-in-law, B. B. Allen of Sioux Falls, S. D., husband of his oldest daughter, Grace. While the news was not wholly unexpected, deceased having been a sufferer from leakage of the heart for sometime, yet the realization that the expected is always a shock. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Near left on the noon train for Sioux Falls. Owing to the illness of their son, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Near were unable to leave.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 4th, 1916

Death of Elmer Obert
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Last Friday night at 11:45 Elmer Obert passed to the great beyond after a series of epileptic attacks. Mr. Obert had not been in good health for a number of months and an extra effort was being made to send him to a hospital where he could receive the best of medical attention. With this end in view he and his wife had been conducting a restaurant business in the new town of Thelen, where patronage from the building crews of the two elevators and occasional transients made the object in view quite promising of fruition. However, Friday a turn for the worse was taken with the result mentioned above. His remains were brought to this city where they were prepared for burial, the funeral services being held Monday afternoon from the Adventist church, Rev. A V. Rhodes officiating.
Mr. Obert and family came to the Golden Valley some two years ago occupying themselves with whatever presented itself in the line of work. Both he and his wife were industrious, hard working people, but owing to his condition very little of this world’s good have been accumulated. Mr. Obert was 35 years of age at the time of death and leaves besides his wife and three boys at Thelen, a father at Fergus Falls, Minn., a brother at Dunnewood and sister at Star Lake. The family are extended the sympathy of the community in this sad affliction.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 11th, 1916

Last Saturday evening nearly fifty of the friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Anderson gathered at their home on the north side for the purpose of impressing upon Mr. Anderson the fact that he had passed another milestone on the path of life. The guests gathered during the time Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were in attendance at the movies, so that it was a genuine surprise to him. Dancing and cards furnished the principle amusements of the evening. Delightful refreshments were served during the evening and before the guests departed they left with Mr. Anderson a very substantial Mission leather bottom rocker as a reminder of the occasion. Those from out of town present were Mr. and Mrs. Hershberger of Wibaux and Mr. and Mrs. M. Heckeman of Yates.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 18th, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell are the parents of a fine baby boy which arrived last week Wednesday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, October 18th, 1916

Obituary
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Last Wednesday evening the remains of James Subert of Burkey, came to Beach from Dickinson, where Mr. Subert entered a hospital only a few days before for an operation for ulcers of the stomach. Mr. Subert was born in Vernon county, Wisconsin, January 24, 1877, and was therefore thirty-nine years of age last January. He came to North Dakota about seventeen years ago and nearly ten years ago located on a homestead in Burkey, which places him among the very first settlers of the Golden Valley. In 1911 he was united in marriage to Miss Evn Southerly, and three children has blessed this union. Besides his immediate family he leaves a father and four brothers to mourn. Mr. Subert was a man of sterling character and highly respected in the large circle of friends and acquaintances he made while a resident of this country, who extend sincere sympathy to his family in their hour of sad bereavement.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 1st, 1916

Hugh Egan left for St. Paul Saturday, where on Wednesday of this week he and Miss Hazel McCarthy of Flaxville, Montana, will be united in marriage.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 1st, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Whitmar are the parents of a fine boy which arrived at their home last Friday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 1st, 1916

Mrs. J. L. Jordan received a telegram Saturday which informed her that her mother, Mrs. Hilton, of Ravenwood, Mo., had suddenly passed away. Mrs. Jordan and daughter Nora left on No. 2 to be present at the funeral.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 1st, 1916

The lady friends of Mrs. O. D. Brault gave her a surprise last Saturday evening when they gathered at her home, the occasion being the anniversary of her birth. A splendid good time was had and at the proper time delicious refreshments were served. Before leaving the guests presented to Mrs. Brault a beautiful tray as a memento of the event.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 1st, 1916

Death of Very Popular Man
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J. B. Stoddard Passed Away at His Ranch Near Sentinel Butte Last Wednesday
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The many friends of J. B. Stoddard were shocked and surprised last Wednesday to learn that death had again claimed its victim and that Mr. Stoddard had passed away that morning at his ranch home, surrounded by his wife, three children and his aged father.
During his illness with typhoid fever the patient had made considerable progress towards recovery, but a relapse resulted as above.
At time of death Mr. Stoddard was 58 years of age and for more than twenty-five years had been a resident of Billings and Golden Valley counties, where he was engaged in the ranching business. In his business as a ranchman he had acquired thousands of acres of land and hundreds of head of horses, cattle and sheep, besides other interests, yet he always found time to put his support and influence behind any movement for the benefit of the county or locality in which he lived. He served in Billings county as one of its commissioners for a number of years and was one of the best posted and well informed men in western North Dakota. We also believe he was one of the most popular men west of the river and was known throughout the state. Mr. Stoddard was a member of the Elks lodge at Dickinson and last July took an active part in staging the Elk’s frontier roundup at that city, during which he was dragged from his horse and sustained a broken leg and other injuries, which confined him to his bed for several weeks. While still in a weaken condition he contracted typhoid fever, which was the direct cause of his death.
In March 1903, he was united in marriage at Dickinson, to Nora J. Andress of Downing, Wis., who, with a son and two daughters, survive him, and to them and his aged father the entire community extend sympathy.
Mr. Stoddard was a prominent member of both the Masonic and Elk lodges of Dickinson, both of which organizations were well represented at his funeral, the latter having charge. No man in the western part of the state will be so greatly missed or more sincerely mourned as will J. B. Stoddard.
The funeral ceremony was held at the Congregational church at Sentinel Butte last Friday afternoon and probably was more largely attended than any like ceremony in this part of the state. A special train came up from Dickinson bringing more than 100 people, while the country and neighboring towns were present in ever large numbers pro rata. Rev. Orchard of Dickinson conducted the services, assisted by the Elk’s lodge of Dickinson, after which the earthly remains of Mr. Stoddard were laid in their final resting place in the Sentinel Butte ceremony.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 1st, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Paxton Dead
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A. J. Paxton returned last Sunday from the funeral of both his father and mother, at Boise, Idaho. Mr. Paxton was informed of the serious illness of both his parents and left at once to be with them. He arrived in time but his father died a few days later, on October 8th, at the age of 72 years. His mother was then very ill and death claimed her just four days later - on October 12th.
Readers of the Republican will remember that J. A. Paxton and family left here just about a years ago to take care of his parents on account of their failing health. Mr. A. J. Paxton says he does not know whether his brother J. A. and family will return to Sentinel Butte again or not as they had not had time to formulate plans for the future when he left.
The many friends here of the Paxton families will extend their hearty sympathy to them in their bereavement. - Sentinel Butte Republican.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 1st, 1916

Married Today in St. Paul
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Hugh Egan, President of the Beach State Bank, Is One of the Principles at the Ceremony
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Today at St. Paul, Minnesota a wedding will be solemnized which will unite in holy wedlock, Hugh Egan, president of the Beach State Bank of this city, and Miss Hazel McCarthy of Flaxville, Montana.
None of the particulars of the wedding could be learned other than it was to take place in St. Paul today. Miss McCarthy has something of an acquaintance in our city, and friends of the contracting parties extend to them best wishes for the fullness of life’s joys, in which The Advance wishes to be included.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 1st, 1916

Married Last Week at Glendive
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Returned Immediately to the Groom’s Homestead, Which Will Be Their Future Home
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Eugene Livermore and Miss Molley Rogers autoed to Glendive last Wednesday, where they were united in marriage. They returned Thursday to the groom’s homestead, northeast of this city, where they will take up life as future partners.
Miss Rogers came to the Golden Valley from Omaha, Neb., for the purpose of making a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Bauman, and was afterwards engaged to teach the school in that district, if memory serves us right. Be that as it may, however, she and Mr. Livermore made each others acquaintance with the above result. Mr. Livermore is an energetic and progressive young farmer and has a host of friends, with whom The Advance wishes to join in wishing the young couple their full measure of success and happiness during life’s journey.
The newlyweds stole a march on their friends by slipping away to Glendive to be married but their neighbors had a little revenge by giving them an old time charivari party.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 8th, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Englund are the proud parents of a bright baby girl, born on Monday, October 30th. Mrs. Englund and the baby are getting along nicely under the care of Miss Paige, a nurse who is here from Dickinson to attend them, and Carl is so proud he is almost tempted to change his politics. - Sentinel Butte Republican.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 8th, 1916

Mrs. Tom Kirkpatrick left Monday for Spokane, Wash., where she will make a protracted visit with her daughter.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 8th, 1916

Popular Young Man Weds
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Ceremony Performed at Wibaux This Afternoon - Dinner Served at Home of Grooms Parents
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This afternoon before the Rev. Mr. Lewis in the city of Wibaux, were spoken the words which joined Robert B. Kastien of this city and Miss Clarice Weinreich of Streeter, Ill., as man and wife.
The bride came to Beach Tuesday afternoon and the trip to Wibaux was made by auto. The bride and groom were accompanied by Harry Kastien, brother of the groom and Mrs. J. VanIderstein.
The groom is one of the popular young men of this territory. He came to Beach with his father in 1908, and much of the time since has been employed in the large machine shops formerly operated by A. E. Kastien. He is recognized as an expert mechanic in automobile and gasoline engine work and for a year held a position of traveling expert in North Dakota for the International Harvester Co. After his contract expired he preferred to stay at home rather than continue his position, and although several flattering offers have been made him from outside, he refused them all and is at present employed as foreman in the automobile repair shops of Morris & Mathison. In 1914 he was hired to drive an automobile from Beach into every state east of the Mississippi river, partial accounts of which appeared in this paper at the time.
He is a young man of sterling character, full of progression and enterprise and of exemplary habits. The bride was employed as bookkeeper at the Kastien shops for a while during 1912, and it was during this time that the attachment was formed which resulted in the wedding today. She also made a visit here this summer. She is a young lady of many accomplishments. (transcribers note: remainder of article was not available at time of extraction).
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 15th, 1916

Hugh Egan, who was married recently in St. Paul, Minn., arrived in Beach Thursday, accompanied by his wife. The happy couple went to housekeeping immediately in the residence of the groom.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 15th, 1916

Gone to Her Final Rest
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Mrs. W. A. Orain, of Wibaux, a Pioneer of Eastern Montana, Died at Dickinson Hospital
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The friends of Mrs. W. A. Orgain of Wibaux, will mourn with her countless friends of eastern Montana, her death, which occurred at the Dickinson hospital on Saturday, November 4. Her body was taken to Wibaux for burial, where it was laid to rest among the hills and valleys she knew and loved so well.
The following eulogy by Frank Cannon, secretary of the Twenty Year Banquet Club of Wibaux, expresses the high esteem in which the deceased was held by all who knew her:
“A cloud of sorrow is spread over the entire community and more especially the members of the Twenty Year Banquet Club, by the loss of another member. “Mrs. Cetious Orgain, who passed away last Sunday (sic) morning and who was buried in the Wibaux cemetery on Monday, Nov 6th, came to Montana in 1884 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Wills and has lived here ever since. The writer has known her since 1886, and I can hardly realize that the reaper of death has come into our midst and cut down a life so pure and in its prime. Many are the times we have seen her mount her horse and sail forth with hair floating in the fresh air of early morn with eyes exceeded in brightness only by the stars of heaven, and a smile on her lips that made every soul happy who looked upon her. She loved the hills and valleys of Montana and all the people. When she had arrived at the age of womanhood, she was married to our old friend and companion, W. A. Orgain, where she filled the place of a good wife and a loving mother. “Mother,” the greatest word ever spelled by letters, is alone enough to make all of us wipe a tear of sympathy for that lonely husband and two motherless boys.”
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 22nd, 1916

Getting Into Double Harness
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Two Marriages Performed This Week in Which Golden Valley People Are Principles
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Yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the German Lutheran church Rev. Trinklein spoke the words which made Albert Klein and Miss Elsie Juhnke, man and wife. As the couple started down the isle Mrs. C. J. W. Nelson, who presided at the organ, played the wedding march. The couple were supported by Adolph Juhnke and William Klein as best men, Miss Hattie Klein and Miss Bertha Juhnke as attendants of the bride. The impressive ring ceremony was used in typing the knot, which was witnessed by a large congregation of relatives and friends. After the ceremony the wedding party repaired to the home of the bride’s parents where a sumptuous wedding dinner was served.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Juhnke and is a young lady of many accomplishments and sterling character. Mr. Klein’s home is in Miles City, but he has been employed for something like a year in this locality. They will leave shortly to take up their residence on the groom’s homestead near Miles City, carrying with them the best wishes of their many friends here, and in which The Advance wishes to join.
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This afternoon a quiet home wedding was performed by Rev. Trinklein at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brettin, at which time their daughter Alma and Walter Hahn agreed upon a life partnership. Owing to the illness of the groom’s parents the happy couple will leave tomorrow for Eau Claire, Wis., where they will make their future home. The Advance, as well as their host of friends here, extend to them best wishes for a happy and prosperous life.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 22nd, 1916

Mrs. J. L. Jordan, son Gerald and daughter Nora arrived home Saturday from their trip to their old home in Missouri where they were called to attend the funeral of Mrs. Jordan’s mother. They also spent a few days in Lincoln, Nebraska, visiting friends and relatives.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 22nd, 1916

A marriage license was issued by Judge Smith yesterday to Frans Hjlmer Johnson and Ruth Jane Smith, both of Sentinel Butte.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 22nd, 1916

Mrs. Petgwald of Hebron, N. Dak. was in attendance at the Hahn-Brettin wedding yesterday, northeast of this city.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 22nd, 1916

A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zeer on Thursday, November 16. On November 15, the stork left a similar gift at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Beeler, of Yates.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 29th, 1916

On November 25, 1916

a few of the friends of Mrs. Allen Woodard very pleasantly surprised her at her home, the occasion being her birthday. She was a recipient of several very nice presents. A delicious lunch was served.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 29th, 1916

Mrs. Freda Berman Arbuckle, wife of J. U. Arbuckle, drayman of Sentinel Butte, died at her home in that city November 28, of pulmonary tuberculosis. Deceased was 42 years of age and had lived in this territory several years.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 29th, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. William Abernathy entertained a number of relatives on Sunday in honor of the ninth birthday of their son Burns. Sumptuous refreshments were served and a very enjoyable afternoon resulted.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 29th, 1916

Mrs. E. Madison went to Sentinel Butte Saturday to attended the funeral of Mrs. Jessie Lattrell, which took place Saturday afternoon from the Congregational church at that place.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 29th, 1916

Mrs. Dorns and Henry Eddy of Minneapolis, brother and sister of Mrs. Jessie Latterall, were present at the funeral last Saturday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 29th, 1916

A fine baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Bredvold on the morning of Tuesday, November 28. All are doing nicely.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 29th, 1916

E. E. Salzman and wife left for Danverse, Ill., last Thursday, having been called there by the death of Mr. Salzman’s mother.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 29th, 1916

Ruth Ada Harp, the one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Harp, died at the Stough hospital in this city on November 28.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 29th, 1916

Mable M. Kennedy, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kennedy died yesterday.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 29th, 1916

Burkey Wedding
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An event of interest to the entire community was the marriage of Miss Christine Hess of Burkey, and Mr. John White of Alpha, which happy event took place in the Catholic church at Burkey on Tuesday, November 21st at 9:30 o’clock a.m. A large number of intimate friends of the couple witnessed the ceremony. The bride was gowned in beautiful white silk crepe and was attended by Miss Stella Valentine who wore blue voile. The groom was attired in black. Bennie Hess, brother of the bride, acted as best man. After the ceremony a bounteous dinner was served at the home of the bride, at which relatives of the happy couple to the number of forty-five were seated. The young couple received many beautiful gifts. These young people have resided in this vicinity for years and have many friends who congratulate them on this happy event. Mr. White gave a dance in the evening at the Alpha hall where a large crowd gathered and tripped the light fantastic until nearly morning. An excellent lunch was served. The bride was presented with a purse of $50.00 - a collection from friends of the couple. Mr. and Mrs. White will remain at the home of Mrs. Hess for the present. - Burkey Correspondent, Sentinel Butte Republican.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 29th, 1916

Mrs. U. U. Martin presented her husband last Thursday morning with a fine young son. She is now at the Stough hospital in this city and is getting along nicely. Martin is also doing nicely, but from his appearance the first of the week we don’t believe he could stand much more without an explosion. He wears the smile that won’t come off.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, November 29th, 1916

Mrs. Jessie F. Latterell, wife of Arthur Latterell, who lives south of Sentinel Butte, passed to the great beyond last Thursday, of peritonitis. Deceased was about 40 years of age and had lived in the Golden Valley nine or ten years. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her death. The funeral was held at the Congregational church in Sentinel Butte last Saturday afternoon, and was largely attended.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 6th, 1916

Johnson-Smith Wedding Saturday
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From the Sentinel Butte Republican:
People of Sentinel Butte and vicinity will be interested and pleased to learn of the wedding last Saturday, Nov. 25th, at Dickinson, of Frans Hjalmar Johnson and Ruth Jane Smith, both of Sentinel Butte. The ceremony was performed by Rev. John Orchard on the evening of the day named.
The groom is a young man who came from Sweden nine years ago and during the past five years has been engaged in farming northwest of Sentinel Butte. The bride is the youngest and only unmarried daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Smith, and has lived with her parents two miles west of town for the past ten or twelve years. She has a fine farm of her own adjoining that of her father, and also has been engaged in teaching school during her residence at this place.
For the wedding ceremony the groom was dressed in a dark blue serge suit, and the bride was attired in Copenhagen blue taffeta silk trimmed with white fur.
The young couple will reside on the W. G. Smith farm, which the groom has had rented during the past years and will be at home to their many friends after December 10th.
They will leave soon on a honeymoon trip through Minnesota, visiting Stanton, Wabasso, Redwood Falls and other points.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 6th, 1916

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Overstad on Thursday, adding another cause for Thankfulness on the part of the parents.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 6th, 1916

Joins Army of Benedicts
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Arthur Brunzell, Popular Young Gentleman, Weds Miss Agness Woodard
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Last Friday at Glendive, Rev. W. H. Meinyer of the Congregational church, joined in holy wedlock, Arthur Brunzell, the popular bookkeeper at Morris & Mathison‘s, of the city, and Miss Agnes Woodard. The young couple returned to Beach immediately and began housekeeping in the J. M. Cramer house, which had previously been arranged for their occupancy.
The happy couple have a host of friends and acquaintances in this city and vicinity who extend to them hearty congratulations for a long happy and prosperous life, and in which The Advance wishes to be included.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 13th, 1916

Celebrate Silver Wedding Anniversary
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The Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William Timm of Alpha, Happy Occasion
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A large number of the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. William Timm gathered at their cozy home at Horse Shoe Bend Ranch located south of Alpha on the Little Missouri river to celebrate the happy couple’s twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Twenty-five years ago the 9th of December Mr. and Mrs. Timm were united in marriage near Holcomb, Ill. They removed to Minnesota shortly and after living there some time took up their residence on one of the most picturesque spots of the Little Missouri river, where they are now engaged in farming and ranching. Saturday, December 9th was an ideal day for the celebration of this happy event. A most bounteous dinner was served, to which all did ample justice.
Mr. and Mrs. Timm were the recipients of many valuable presents in silver, among which we make mention of the very beautiful dinner set given them by their children.
Mr. A. Wietjes, a brother of Mrs. Timm, came from Pipestone, Minn., to be present at this joyful occasion. Many of the guests, after spending a delightful time in visiting with their friends and being entertained with musical selections, returned to their homes voting many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Timm for their royal entertainment.
Those of the guests who enjoy tripping “the light fantastic toe” repaired to the Alpha hall where a dance was given in further honor of this happy event. Needless to say the past twenty-five years have rested lightly upon the worthy couple, judging from the way they waltzed to the lively strains of the music furnished by the Alpha orchestra.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 13th, 1916

Beach Loses a Respected Citizen
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The editor of The Advance is called upon this week to perform a painful duty in chronicling the death of one of our most respected citizens, J. A. Shepard, Proprietor of the Shepard Bakery.
Mr. Shepard was taken sick about two weeks ago with an attach of le grippe, from which he suffered ten days, then was attacked by pneumonia and his struggle for life was finally overcome by blood clots in the circulation. He went into a peaceful sleep Tuesday evening at 6:30, the change being hardly perceptible.
J. A. Shepard was born at Toronto, Canada, October 22nd, 1854, and was therefore 62 years of age last October. He was married to Miss Susie Harrison, who preceded him to the great beyond, and to which union two children were born, Mason Shepard of Humbolt, Iowa, and Goldon Shepard of Dennis, Montana. Later in life he was again married to Mrs. Cora Cousins, who also had one son, Clifford Cousins, who was employed as baker in the business operated by his father in this city. No children were born to bless this union.
The body of Mr. Shepard will be shipped to Humbolt, Iowa, on No. 2 tomorrow and will be accompanied by his wife and two sons, Mason Shepard and Clifford Cousins, where it will be laid at rest under auspices of the Odd Fellows, of which organization he was a member. A funeral service will be held here before departure.
His son Mason arrived in Beach Tuesday evening, but owing to the train being late, did not see his father alive.
Since coming to Beach some six years ago Mr. Shepard, by his honest dealing, his sterling worth as a man, his fine example as a citizen, won for himself a friendship not given to the lot of every man to possess, and his friends mourn with his wife and three sons in their heavy bereavement.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 13th, 1916

A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Paris B. Tuttle on Monday, December 11.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 13th, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Johnson of Beach are the parents of a fine baby boy that arrived last week.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 13th, 1916

A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Beeler, who live five miles west of Yates, December 10.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 13th, 1916

Their Twenty-fifth Anniversary
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Judge A. M. and Mrs. Stoddard Celebrated the Event on Tuesday of this Week
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Twenty-five years ago yesterday, December 13, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Stoddard spoke the words which made them partners for life. Knowledge of this fact came to the lady friends of Mrs. Stoddard with the result that on Tuesday evening some twenty ladies gave her a surprise by taking possession of their home. After a few hours of very delightful social entertainment the visiting ladies prepared a most delicious lunch, to which ample justice was done. Before leaving the ladies presented Mrs. Stoddard with a very beautiful casserole, together with best wishes for many happy years in the future.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 13th, 1916

News reached this city Sunday that Mrs. Berry, of Hastings, Neb., only sister of Mrs. J. P. Reeve of this city, had succumbed to the inevitable, after months of sickness, and passed away. Mrs. Reeve was with her at time of death, having spent a large part of the summer in her company, doing whatever was possible to make easy the path that all must travel. Mr. Reeve left on Monday for Hastings.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 13th, 1916

The remains of Miss Mary E. Bovey were brought to the undertaking rooms of Overstad & Hoverson in this city on Tuesday, to be prepared for shipment to Ohio. Cause of death was cancer. The deceased lived with her brother and sister, Rev. M. S. Bovey near Alpha. We were unable to obtain further particulars before going to press.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 13th, 1916

Clarence West and Miss Elsie A. Lynch, both of Sentinel Butte were visitors at the court house in this city last Wednesday, where a marriage license was procured and County Judge T. L. Smith performed the ceremony of tying the nuptial knot. The young people will take up their residence on the groom’s farm in Wanagan township.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 20th, 1916

Mrs. W. C. Schulz received a message Sunday that advised her of the serious illness of her mother at Atchinson, Kansas, and she left immediately for that city. Another message received Monday morning stated that her mother had succumbed to the inevitable and passed away before her daughter arrived. Mr. Schulz is somewhere in the east and at this time it is not known whether he will receive word of the death before returning to Beach.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 20th, 1916

W. L. Boyce of the Alpha country, aged 78 years, died at his home on Thursday of last week, of brain tumor. The funeral services were held at the Congregational church in Sentinel Butte on Monday of this week, Rev. Burns officiating. The body was shipped to Sioux Falls, S. Dak., for interment. The deceased was born in Ireland.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 20th, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. E. Zeller are parents of a fine Christmas present, or nearly so, for a fine boy arrived at their house this morning.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 20th, 1916

Instant Death In Explosion
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Tragedy Occurred on Wiese Farm Southwest of Eldridge Sunday
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Jamestown, N.D., Dec. 18 -
Emil F. Wiese, a prominent farmer living seven and one-half miles southwest of Eldridge, Stutsman county, was instantly killed at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon in an attempt to thaw out a cap on a metal gasoline barrel with a blow torch. The intense heat from the torch exploded the cap, blowing his head from the lower jaw up. The body saturated with gasoline and horribly burned, was found a distance of 16 to 18 feet from the tank over which Weise was working. A widow and a five-months-old baby survive, she being prostrate over the tragedy.
Mrs. Wiese, hearing the explosion rushed to the scene to discovered the gruesome remains of her husband. She walked a distance of a mile and a half and notified neighboring farmers.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 27th, 1916

Mrs. Arthur Elstad left Tuesday for Newfolden, Minn., being summoned there on account of the death of her sister. The death was very sudden and Mrs. Elstad did not know of her sister’s illness until advised by telegram of her death.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 27th, 1916

Mrs. J. A. Shepard, and son, Clifford Cousins, returned last Wednesday from Hulbolt, Iowa, where they went to bury their husband and father.
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, December 27th, 1916

C. C. Darrington received word the first of the week of the death of an uncle, William Conroy, which occurred at Hancock, Minn., last week.
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