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Flash From The Past - 1916
Rev. E. P. Sabin of Chicago, who officiated at St. Mark’s church last Sunday, has accepted the call extended by the local church and will take charge of the church here on April 1.
The town of Doty is now an established fact. Circuit Judge Quilan on Saturday signed the final orders in the matter and Doty residents may now look forward to the spring election for the selection of their own officials.
Mrs. John Follett and daughter,
Lucille, left Saturday for Chicago, where Mrs. Follett will be employed
as floor lady at the branch of the Marinette Knitting Mills recently
Last Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sorenson were tendered a surprise party in the Danish hall by one hundred and fifty of their friends, the occasion being their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.
George Lock, who
had a crew of men on the Peshtigo
brook driving logs for Holt & Balcom, has finished the work,
got all the logs into the main river the first of the week.
18 May 1916
David Clason of Oconto arrived here this
noon to look over the
He is a candidate for the republican
nomination for congress
from this district, having
intention of being a
candidate sometime ago.
No other candidate
has thus far been
mentioned. He was a candidate
two years ago and made
a very strong run.
Mr. Classon is
one of the leading lawyers of
the district and is an
orator of exceptional
ability. He has for a
number of years taken an
active part in politics,
but has always directed his
efforts to promote
the interests of the party
rather than his own interests.
Miss Elsie Burke spent Friday and Saturday in Green Bay where she attended a chief operators meeting of the Wisconsin Telephone Company.
Miss Ella Palm was
agreeably surprised Monday evening
at her home on McDonald street by the pupils of the seventh grade of
Lincoln school where she teaches. The party was in the nature
a farewell for Miss Palm as she will not teach here next year, having
a position in Oak Park, Ill.
Mr. Lingelbach has purchased the Oconto Garage, formerly belonging to Sophus Nelson, Tuesday and immediately took possession. Mr. Lingelbach has had the agency for the Jeffery cars here for almost a year and as this was an entirely new field for the Jeffery, he has been very successful. He will continue to handle the Jeffery cars and will also have the agency for the Overland.
James Johnston purchased the taxi service from W.J. Munsert Wednesday, which service he intends to run in connection with his bus line and livery service.
Peerenboom will permanently close up his
business, the Toggery, Saturday evening, and as soon as possible with
family will move to his former home in Appleton. Mr.
been in business here for almost two years.
The W. E. Williams company of Traverse city, Michigan has filed the necessary papers in Madison and received its authorization to do business in this state, and last Friday the contract for moving its plant to this city was closed and one copy left with the secretary of the Oconto Chamber of Commerce. W. E. Williams, the president of the company, and his wife, and W.L. DeWitt, who is to be manager of the company here, and his wife, were in the city Friday to meet representatives of the railway companies and consult them regarding the laying of proper tracks to their buildings which will be located just west of the canning factory and creamery. Mr. DeWitt expects to move here August 20 and construction work will begin as shortly after that date as possible.
largest single field of potatoes ever
in this county is being raised on the Cook place, west of the catholic
cemetery, under the supervision of O.B. George of the Northern Potatoe
Company. The field in which these potatoes were planted
FORMER RESIDENT DEAD
Mrs. L. S. Whitcomb, Formerly of Abrams, Died at Antigo Friday
Mrs. L. S. Whitcomb, formerly Miss Lolly Moody, daughter of J. D. Moody of Brookside, passed away at the Antigo Hospital Friday, after a two weeks illness with blood poisoning, to remedy which she had been operated upon a couple of weeks previous to her death.
Lolly Moody was born in Brookside in 1883 and in 1890 was married to L. S. Whitcomb. She had always made her home in or about Abrams until this spring when she move to Vilas county.
Deceased is survived by her husband, L. S. Whitcomb, five sons, Russell, Crosby, Robert, Harry, and John and one daughter, Beatrice, all of Abrams; one sister, Mrs. Earl Knowles, of Butte, Montana, and four brothers, William Moody of Kimberly, Gilbert of South Africa, George of Weyawega and Dode of Brookside.
The funeral was held Monday morning at Abrams, the priest of Stiles officiating with interment in Brookside cemetery.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were, Mrs. W. J. Classon, Jr. of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Bent and Children of Cisco, A. V. Classon, Mrs. W. J. Classon, Sr., Mrs. F. W. Gardner and Art Whitcomb of Oconto and E. W. Classon of Kewaunee.
Laura Moody was actually born 16 June 1881
not 1883 and married
Lester S. Whitcomb on 21
September 1899 not 1890.
Son listed as Robert is
Jr. Submitted by Ron Renquin,
A special train on
the Northwestern will run Wednesday,
leaving Townsend at 8:15 a.m.; Lakewood, 8:27; Mountain, 8:32;
8:38; Breed, 9:00; Suring, 9:15; Gillett, 9:40; Oconto Falls, 10:00;
Junction, 10:10; and arriving at Oconto at 10:30 a.m., to carry
who wish to attend the Oconto county fair.