Newspaper "tidbits" of towns in Lincoln County, Washington.......

(Listed chronologically  by date.  New items will be added periodically.)  

Submitted by Barbara Curtis


Happenings at......Edwall




The Lincoln County Times, Jun 21, 1901

...Mr. STANLEY PRIEST is building a new house and barn.

...JOE McMAHON has been sick since the bucking contest.

...CHAS. FRY has bought a new buggy from F. T. LARRABEE.

...By smooth maneuvering, JOHN CRESTLE won the horse race Saturday.

...WAlTER McGOURIN fell out of Mr. CROWLEY's high swing Sunday evening and sprained his left ankle.

...JAMES BRAYTON will be married at the Pleasant Valley school house the 14th of July, to an eastern lady who will arrive next week.

...Mr. FRANK HANLON the financial treasurer of the miner's union, arrived home from Republic last Tuesday, after a long stay.  Mr. Hanlon is the owner of a large tract of land northeast of Edwall.

...Mr. ED THORP and ED VANBRUNT had a bucking contest last week. (see more of this story under Lincoln County "PIONEER NEWS")


The Lincoln County Times, July 5, 1901    

...Mr. SLATER is erecting a fine house.

...The camp meeting that has been largely attended is now over.

...Little DENNY BARROT will recite "Pat Mullligan's Climb" at the picnic.

...NEIL LEONARD donated 200 pounds of ice to the Sunday school picnic.

...ROBERT VOSE says he ate over seven dishes of ice cream at the Moscow picnic.

...Mr. JOHN SLATER will take Mr. JESSEN and family to celebrate the 4th at Davenport.

...Mr. M. HANLEY, who has been in the Great Northern employ, has returned from a trip east.

...BURT MELCHER, a graduate from Blair business college, will close a very successful term of school Friday, June 28th.

...Saturday evening while Mr. LUMP was milking his cows, his adopted infant crept under the corral fence and was kicked by a small calf.  DR. McKINLEY says the child will recover but may lose its voice. VERDI

...CHARLES WILLIAMS, who stole an overcoat from R. D. ANDERSON, editor of the Sprague Times, last Saturday evening, was overtaken, arrested, had a hearing, and was sentenced to thirty days in the county jail.  He was brought over by Deputy J. F. Hall on Thursday.  It is serious thing to steal from an editor.*


The Sprague Advocate    

...Mrs. S. E. ARNESON returned last week from an extended visit to the east.

...PHIL DAVINS started threshing on Wednesday.

...Mr. and Mrs. J. J. KLEIN of Seattle arrived last week and are visiting with their son ALBERT and family...They are very proud of their little grand-daughter.  They intend to remain until after harvest.

...Miss LOUISE OTT of Ritzville is visiting with the Gauger family since last Tuesday.


The Lincoln County Times, Davenport, Wash, Fri., Nov 13, 1914   

...Mr. and Mrs. J. BLECK left for California last Wednesday and expect to spend the winter in Los Angeles, returning here in the spring.

...The community will be grieved to hear of the death of Mr. JAHNS especially those who had the pleasure of meeting him at the recent  wedding of his son, PAUL,  to LUELLA GUHLKE.

...Miss ELLA GHERKE and Miss CHRISTINE HEINAMAN expect to leave for California next Saturday to spend the winter.

...GEORGE BERTZ,. who has been under the doctor's care for some time, is able to be out again.

...Mrs. ROBT. FRANSEEN died at a Spokane hospital last Monday, contracting pneumonia following a slight operation.  She leaves a husband  and son, besides a host of friends to mourn her loss.

...The stork left a baby boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN JONES last week.  Mrs. Jones was formerly Miss HAZEL FULLER  of this place.

...VERNON DESPAIN had a serious accident while enroute to Davenport this week.  The auto which he was driving turned over, pinning him under the fender of the car and cut a five inch gash in his scalp which required the attention of a surgeon.

...J. H. MORGAN is on the sick list.

...Miss MILLIGAN of Spokane is the guest of Mrs. SAM BURSCH


The Lincoln County Times, Davenport, Wash, Fri., Nov 20, 1914   

...HERMAN MORRISON of Portland, Oregon, former postmaster of this place, as shaking hands with old friends here this week.

...Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BODGER left for California on Wednesday, expecting to return here in the spring.

...Mrs. WARD JESSEPH entertained 20 of the ladies of Edwall at an afternoon luncheon on Friday, November 13.

...E. A. WILKE made a business trip to Spokane Thursday.

...Mrs. LOTTIE REDDY returned from Creston where she has been visiting for two weeks.

...A large number from here visited the Apple Show in Spokane this week.

...GEOPGE WHITESIDE was found not guilty of the gambling charge for which he was tried last week in court.

...Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAMS of Harrington spent Sunday at the JESSEPH home.

...Mrs. HAYNES returned from Odessa Friday.

...Mrs. G. G. GRIMES of Garfield visited old friends in Edwall and Harrington this week.

...HORACE HAYNES, father of ROBERT HAYNES, was a guest at the Haynes home Saturday and Sunday.  Mr. Haynes lives in Mexico and was enroute to Alberta to see his other two sons, ARTHUR and HUGH, of Edmonton, Alberta.


The Davenport Times-Tribune,  May 13, 1929   

...Mr. and Mrs. J. H. MORGAN, GERALD HUGH and BETTY MORGAN Of Elk River, Idaho, recently of Edwall, visited in Edwall Sunday and Monday.  A  small group of friends gathered at the REX CARPENTER home to honor the visitors on Sunday.  The group included Mr. and Mrs. REX CARPENTER, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. WILKE, Mr. and Mrs. GUS SPRINGER, Mr. and Mrs. FRANK HANLON, Mr. and Mrs. HARRY STRAUSS, Miss LAVELLE WILKE and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. MORGAN.  GERALD MORGAN will visit friends here during the next week while Mr. and Mrs. MORGAN returned to Elk River Monday.

...Mrs. GLADYS KEINHOLTZ and children who have been visiting relatives near Chewelah during the past month returned to Edwall Sunday.

...Miss SHEPARD of Marcus is visiting her sister, Mrs. RAY MORSE here.

...Mrt. and Mrs. O. S. FORD of Spokane are guests at the J. N. BYRAM residence during the past few days.

...Mr. and Mrs. W. K. HARPER and PAUL SWANSON were Spokane visitors Thursday.

...Mr. and Mrs. GRD GEHRKE of Spokane spent a few days this week visiting relatives in Edwall.

...Mrs. GUS SPRINGER, who has been spending some time in Lewiston returned to Edwall Saturday.

...Among the Edwall people who attended the rodeo at Davenport, Thursday and Friday were Mr. and Mrs. RALPH ELLIOTT, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BERTZ, ADOLPH KINTSCHI, PAUL BAUN, Mr. and Mrs. REX CARPENTER and family, Mrs. F. F. WOLLENBERG, Ella and FRED WOLLENBERG, RHODA and ROBERT GREEN, Mr. and Mrs. CALVIN SAWYER, Mr. and Mrs. FRED MORSE and family, Mr. and Mrs. CARL DAVISH.

...Miss BERTHA KEOGLER, high school teacher at Lebam has returned to her work after sped\ending the latter part of the summer months with her parents here.

...Miss EMMA KEMPKEN, who has been working near Deep Creek during the summer months, returned to Edwall Saturday.

...Mrs. C. COLE, JACK COLE and FRED HERTEL were Spokane visitors Saturday.+




Some of these newspaper articles were submitted to the Lincoln County, Washington GenWeb by Barbara Curtis, and some by + Shaun K. Young,  and typed "as is" by Rella Gleaton. Used with permission


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