Reardan News

                                                                        Submitted by Marge Womach

                                                                                 1923 through 1925


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“The funeral services of R H Todd, who died at his home in Seattle, March 1, after a brief illness, were held in the beautiful chapel of the Washington Cremation Society on Queen Anne hill, Saturday afternoon, after which the remains were taken to McMinnville, Oregon by a son Dr Clare C Todd of the State College, for burial in the family plot.  The services were conducted by Rev Cleveland Kleihauer of the University Christian church of which the deceased was a devout member. The casket was banked high with beautiful floral offerings, the last visible tribute of relatives and friends. The Todd family having resided in Lincoln County for several years, the deceased was known to a large number of our people. He was a resident of Cheney, Spokane, Davenport, Pullman and Reardan during the period from 1882 to 1909 and it was at these various places and at McMinnville that the six surviving children were born. They are Dr Clare C, Pullman; Louie D, Kirkland; Hugh C, Seattle; Olga Gay, Harrington; Faye, Seattle; and Ruth, now teaching at Medical Lake. Mr Todd was 75 years of age having been born in Missouri April 14, 1847. When a young man he came with his family by way of ship to the Isthmus of Panama, across the narrow isthmus by rail and up the west coast by boat to the Willamette Valley in Oregon where settlement was made. One of the ships that carried this pioneering family took fire and there being no wireless to call assistance of the few widely scattered ships that sailed the seas in those days, the passengers and crew fought the flames and made every preparation to take to the open water should the threatening flames gain the mastery. So desperate appeared the situation at one time that the burning vessel was all but abandoned and the Todd family, each member supplied with a life preserver, was roped together to prevent separation by the tossing of the waves.  Robert H Todd was united in marriage in 1876 with Amanda Belle Chrisman, daughter of another family which pioneered the Pacific coast not so very many years after Lewis and Clark, the intrepid scouts came out from the East and drove the wedge of exploration into the broad expanse of the unpeopled West. The life of the deceased was strongly marked by his devotion to high ideals and his passion for the triumph of justice.” (Citizen: 3-09-1923)


“The final account of Lulu E Landreth as executrix of the estate of Henry H Landreth, deceased, has been approved by the court and the estate ordered distributed.  C A Pettijohn was appointed guardian ad litem for the minor heirs.” (Citizen: 4-27-1923)


“Miss Mae Moon Marries Clifford Taylor.  Miss Mae Blanche Moon of Reardan, and Mr Clifford Owen Taylor of Manson, on Lake Chelan, were married June 28 at the home of the bride’s parents.  The wedding took place in the presence of about 30 relatives and intimate friends, at 8 o’clock p.m. on the lawn in front of the home, which had been beautifully decorated and an arch of evergreens and syringas erected. The lawn was lighted by Jack-o-lanterns, altogether making a very pretty groundwork for the wedding.  The decorations were in charge of Mrs Mae Moriarty.  The wedding march was played by Miss Florence Moon, sister of the bride and the service was read by the Rev John Clayton, pastor of the Reardan Presbyterian church.  The bride wore a gown of white Canton crepe, and an Irish lace veil, and carried a beautiful bouquet of orpheum roses and white sweet peas.  A delicious repast followed the ceremonies.  The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs N G Moon. She is a charming young lady of many accomplishments.  She was raised in Reardan and was graduated from the Reardan high schools, attended the Cheney Normal and for the past two years has taught school at Chelan.  The groom is a son of Mr and Mrs Wesley J Taylor of Lakeside.  He is a fruit grower at Manson where the young couple will make their home.  They are spending their honeymoon camping on Riddle Creek, which is also in the Chelan country.  The Gazette joins with the many friends in wishing Mr and Mrs Taylor happiness and prosperity.” ** “Henry Harder Married.  Henry Harder, Jr, son of Henry Harder of Reardan, was married June 27 at Clarkston, to Miss Ethel Ganette of that city.  They are making their home for the summer at Kendrick, Idaho, where Mr Harder is in charge of a building and repair crew for the Northern Pacific Railroad.  They were present at the wedding of Miss Mae Moon who is a niece of Mr Harder.” ** “Miss Alice Rake has sold the family home situated near the public schools to C F Zeimantz. Mr Zeimantz has purchased the property as an investment.” **   “Miss Lilly M Albin of Davenport was married to John H Smith of Kennewick, on June 27 at her home in Davenport.  They are taking a wedding trip to Seattle and Portland and returning will make their home in Kennewick.  Miss Albin was a teacher in the Reardan schools last month.” ** “Court House News Items.  Davenport, July 3.—The last Will and Testament of Ursula Florin has been presented for Probate. Mrs Florin died recently in Spokane, and has been a resident of Davenport, Washington for a number of years.  Her husband, J L Florin, is named executor of the Will and also guardian of her son David, to whom the separate property of the estate is bequeathed.** The Will of August Liebenwald, deceased, has been admitted to probate and R L Green of Odessa named Administrator with the will annexed. In this matter, the petition of Mr Vincent Sommers in intervention was denied, the will presented by Mr Sommers being more prior to that of Mr Green.** Appraisers appointed in the estate of Martha Lauer, deceased, are G W Finney, WM Schmierer and Fred Geissler.** Notice has been received from the Eastern Washington Hospital at Medical Lake of the discharge as ‘improved’ of Philo Dixon, who was committed to that institution from this county May 1, 1923.** W A Buckley of Sprague has been appointed administrator of the estate of Harry Bressler, deceased. August Witt, M W Miller and Clark Long were named appraisers of the estate.** Mr Fred F Morse, county commissioner, is ill with rheumatism at the Hot Springs Sanitarium, Oregon. He is reported improving and expects to be home within a short time. Mrs Morse is with him.** Marriage licenses for the week ending June 30th were issued by Deputy Auditor Mrs Margaret Schlichting to the following: Sarah Alexander and Baptiste Dick of Spokane; Elmer Ray Holman of Hillyard and Elsie Mansfield of Davenport; Clifford Taylor of Chelan and Mae Moon of Reardan; Archie E Pugh of Peach and Bonnie E Kunz of Wilbur.** Mrs Mary Wolfrum has been appointed executor of the estate of John N Wolfrum, deceased. Estate consists of considerable real estate in Lincoln County. Besides the wife, heirs named are three sons, John, Henry, and William, all residents of Lincoln County.** The case of Ira Carlisle against C A Mielke, both of Edwall, was tried before Judge Oswald of Spokane, Friday June 19th.  The action was brought for the recovery of $1,098 alleged due to Mr Carlyle for labor performed. No decision was rendered, being taken under advisement by Judge Oswald.** Hearing was also had before Judge Oswald on the defendant’s motion to set aside judgment in the case of Kunz and Kramer against The Greene Security Company. Upon testimony submitted, the same was denied. An Order of Sale of real estate has been issued in this action, and involves land near Wilbur, Washington.** Mr and Mrs C W Jarvis left Tuesday evening for an extended visit with relatives and friends in Minnesota. He will be absent several weeks. Miss Amy Winnington is assisting in the Abstract work during his absence.”** “Former Resident Dies at Chewelah.  I F Herriott, a former well-known rancher who owned a ranch near Hite for a number of years, died suddenly last Saturday at his ranch home near Chewelah.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Hazen-Jaeger chapel, Spokane.  Mr Herriott was about 50 years of age and was a member of the Reardan lodge of Odd Fellows.”  (Reardan Gazette: 7-05-1923) 


“Appraisers appointed by the court in the estate of Calvin C Riffe deceased, are J E Fraser, Fred W Moe, and C E Jenks.” (Citizen: 9-07-1923)


“Alexander Wolford.  The remains of the late Alexander Wolford, who died in Seattle on October 6, were brought to Reardan Tuesday for burial. The funeral was held from the Odd Fellows hall Tuesday afternoon, the deceased having been a member of that order. Rev John Clayton, pastor of the Reardan Presbyterian church delivered the sermon, and the Odd Fellows officiated at the grave.  Mr Wolford died of cancer, following an operation performed last week. He was 43 years old, and a part of his younger life was spent in the Reardan country.  He is survived by his widow and six children, the oldest being 16a and the youngest, two years of age; also three sisters, Mrs D C Humphrey, of Reardan; Mrs James Tattie, of Mansfield, and Mrs W W Hill, of Spokane, and a brother Harry, of Roseville, Cal.”  (Reardan Gazette: 10-11-1923)


“Mrs Josephine Ditmar, familiarly known as the ‘wheat queen of the Big Bend’, was found guilty of manufacturing liquor, following a trial before Justice F H McDermont at Davenport Wednesday.  She was fined $500 and given a 60-day suspended sentence. Frank Ditmar, her son, was found guilty on a similar charge and was fined $750 and given six months in jail.  Notice of appeal to superior court was filed by Mrs Ditmar and her son, and they were released under $1500 bonds.  Officials testified that they raided the Ditmar farm, south of Reardan, Sept 13, finding a quantity of moonshine liquor and portions of a still, with five barrels of mash.  Mrs Ray Ramsay, Reardan, testified that Mrs Ditmar told her she had a still on her farm and would have paid off all her debts in two months if officers had not arrested her. She and her son offered no testimony in their behalf.  They were represented by P C Shine, Spokane.  Justice McDermont berated Frank Ditmar for being the one really responsible for having the still and attempting to hide behind a woman’s skirts.” (Odessa Record: 10-12-1923)


“Auto Wreck Child Dies.  Mrs Joe Blanda, Spokane, Her Mother and Children in Auto Wreck Near Reardan.  Last Saturday afternoon a Dodge touring car was wrecked on the Sunset highway a short distance west of Reardan and Marie Blanda, one of the occupants was injured so badly that she did not recover consciousness. She died at 6 o’clock that evening at the Milburn hospital.  The occupants of the car were Mrs Joe Blanda, her 7 months old baby and little 3-year old daughter Marie and Mrs Blanda’s mother, Mrs Anna Hazzley.  They reside at W. 25 Riverside Avenue, Spokane. They were returning from Wenatchee where they went last Thursday to take the husband and father Joe Blanda, a shoemaker, who had secured work at Wenatchee.  When they came to the fatal spot the car skidded in the loose gravel, overturned, and in doing so, little Marie was pinned under the car.  Her skull was crushed and eight ribs were broken.  Mrs Hazzley sustained a broken collar bone and a number of lacerations.  Mrs Blanda and the baby escaped uninjured.  The accident was discovered by Emil Koeller, a rancher, who was coming to town.  He got Dr Milburn and they both returned to the scene and the party were taken to the hospital where they were given proper treatment but the little girl was too severely injured to respond to the treatment.  The victims, including the remains of the little girl were taken to Spokane Sunday.  Mrs Hazzley was taken to the Sacred Heart hospital for further treatment, her injuries being such that her life is despaired of.  Arthur Toll, who resides in Reardan, informed the reporter that this same car loaded with the same people including the husband collided with his car on a street in Spokane two years ago, and at which time their car was capsized, pinning the entire party under the car without injury to any one of them.” (Reardan Gazette: 10-11-1923) 


“Moses Phillips, an Indian, who has been in the county jail two weeks serving a $100 fine for liquor in possession, paid the remainder of his fine, $38, and was released.  Phillips was arrested north of Reardan when he wrecked his car, and bottle of moonshine liquor was found in the machine. An Indian companion was badly injured in the wreck.” (Odessa Record: 11-23-1923)


“Reardan Pioneer Passes Away.  Mrs Elizabeth Capps Came Here in 1881.  Dies at Elmira, Idaho.  Buried Here.  Mrs Elizabeth Capps, age 86, died Jan 6, 1924, at Elmira, Idaho.  The remains were brought to Reardan on Tuesday and the funeral was held yesterday from the Reardan Presbyterian church, the Rev John Clayton preaching the funeral sermon.  Elizabeth Morris was the maiden name of Mrs Capps.  She was born in Missouri, on Nov 17, 1837, and was married to J S Capps in 1854.  Coming to Washington in 1881, with her husband and children they settled on a homestead on what is now a part of Reardan.  She is survived by three sons and three daughters, namely: W H and George Capps, of Reardan; John R Capps, of California; Alice Frazier, of Tacoma; Doris Dryer, of Portland, and Ella Coons, of Elmira, Idaho.  Mrs Capps was among the earliest settlers of the Reardan country.” ** “James W Anderson, early pioneer and county official of Lincoln county, died in Spokane yesterday.” (Reardan Gazette: 1-10-1924)


“Hugh S McNeilly Pioneer Dead.  Twice Elected County Commissioner. Forty One Years Odd Fellow. Came to Edwall in 1883.  Hugh S McNeilly, 81 years old, greatly enjoyed a service held in his honor by the IOOF of Edwall Saturday night, at which time he was presented with a gold medal in honor of his 41st anniversary as an Odd Fellow. With his son he returned home in high spirits after the ceremony, was taken ill and died a few minutes later.  McNeilly was born in Ireland and came to Pennsylvania when a small boy.  In 1870 he came to Boise, Idaho, where he engaged in packing supplies to the mines and took pack trains into the Coeur d’Alenes in the 80s.  Forty-one years ago he took up a farm at Edwall and excepting for a short period while he was blacksmithing in Spokane at the time of the great fire in 1889 had lived at Edwall continuously.  Mr McNeilly served Lincoln County as county commissioner two terms from 1898 to 1902.  He is survived by his son Hugh, at Edwall; a daughter, Mrs W H Weaver of Spirit Lake, Idaho, and a sister in Pennsylvania. His wife died at Edwall 19 years ago.  The funeral was held at 2:30 o’clock today under the auspices of the Odd Fellows at Edwall. A number of Reardan friends attended.” (Reardan Gazette: 2-07-1924)


“M O Klitten Pioneer Dead.  Was Prominent in Reardan Business Circles Many Years Ago.  The daily newspaper last Thursday recorded the death of M O Klitton, age 65, at Kennewick.  Death resulted from pneumonia which sickness he had been prostrated with a few days previous.  The remains were taken to Long Beach, California for burial.  Mr Klitten, who had changed his name to that, his former name being Olsen, was a pioneer of Reardan.  He owned what is now the Finrow Store, the Empire Hotel and the Gazette office, the latter being the first bank in the town.  He also owned the brick house occupied by W A Ryder.  From Reardan he moved to Kennewick where he engaged in banking and milling, and later to Long Beach, California, but retained his home in Kennewick.  Mr Klitten was a member of the Masonic lodge, the Eastern Star and Mystic Shrine.  He is survived by his widow and a son, Karl Klitten of San Diego, California.” ** “Scarlet Fever Following Measles.  Steady increase in cases of scarlet fever, accompanying the decline of the measles epidemic, has caused Dr Paul A Turner, director of the State Department of Health, to give out a warning as to the dangers of mistaking scarlet fever for measles.  The rapid spread of the diseases he declares, is due to the fact that parents mistake it for measles and fail to report to the health officer. Strict quarantine is imperative in scarlet fever, because the disease is extremely contagious.  By coming close to a case or a carrier of scarlet fever, a child may catch the disease, Dr Turner cautions. He may also catch it by drinking mild infected from scarlet fever cases.  The commonest symptoms are high fever and pulse, headache, vomiting, sore throat and a scarlet rash which appears during the first day or two of the fever.  In cases where the appearance of the throat suggests diphtheria the anti-toxin for diphtheria should be given as the two diseases may occur at the same time.  Scarlet fever is one of the most frequent causes of deafness in children. Other complications likely to develop are rheumatism of the joints, enlarged glands, infections of the ears and nose, and kidney diseases. The frequency of serious complications from scarlet fever necessitates the utmost care in treatment of this disease.” (Reardan Gazette: 3-06-1924) 


“Mrs G B Bentley Taken By Death.  Born in Illinois. Came to Reardan in an Early Day. Funeral Today.  In the death of Mrs Mary Elizabeth Bentley of Reardan, another pioneer has passed away.  Mrs Bentley died April 14, following a severe illness that lasted four weeks.  Mary Elizabeth Crow was born in Pike County, Illinois, April 5, 1859. She came to Washington and was married to BG B Bentley, to whom she had been affianced, on Jan 2, 1889, at Spokane where Mr Bentley met her on her arrival in the state. Mr Bentley preceded his wife in 1883, and located a homestead which he still owns near Reardan, where they took up their residence and had a part in developing the new country.  One daughter, Mrs Lulu Miller, now living, was their only child.  Besides the husband and daughter and two grandchildren, Mrs Bentley is survived by three sisters and two brothers and a number of nieces residing in the west. Mrs Annie Horn, a sister residing at Lewiston, Idaho, arrived shortly after Mrs Bentley’s death.  The funeral was held today from the Evangelical Church of Reardan, the Rev S C Foster officiating. The remains were laid at rest in the Reardan Cemetery.  The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.” ** “Court House News Items. Davenport, Wash., April 15, 1924.—The Committees of the Lincoln and Adams Pioneer and Historical Associations met at the picnic grounds on Crab Creek Sunday to arrange for the program of the meeting to be held June 17, 18 and 19.  The programs were outlined in the various departments; $1,500.00 has been appropriated for races.** Letters of administration have been issued to Mrs Ethel Hill, in the matter of the estate of N Russel Hill, deceased. C E Jenks, C L Canfield and Henry Chilton were appointed appraisers by the Court.** Roy C Fox, Prosecuting Attorney has moved his office to the Davenport National Bank building, occupying the rooms formerly used by J D McCallum.** Fred Taylor from near Peach, was examined before a Board of Physicians, and committed to the Eastern Washington Hospital for the Insane April 8th.** Jake Hopp Jr was issued Letters of Administration de bonis non of the estate of Elizabeth Miller, and his bond for $500.00 approved by the court.** Henry Hein living near Odessa was arrested April 10th and tried before Justice J F Lauer on a charge of manufacturing intoxicating liquor.  He was fined $250.00 and 60 days in the county jail.  The arrest was made by Cecil F Fisher and Ray Kurtz, Deputy Sheriffs who found a large still on the place.** The Davenport high school students won prizes in the State Health Poster Contest held in Seattle May 20th, Clodelle Qualls first and Grant Warren second. Winning posters were then entered in an in-state contest at the Teachers Convention in Spokane, and as this exhibition, which included Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Washington, Grant Warren of Davenport won second place in the high school division and Nellie Alling of Almira, first in division five, which included first and second grades.** A tuberculosis clinic was held in Davenport on April 9th and sixteen patients examined by Dr V A Ballinger, of Seattle.  He was assisted by Miss Amy McNall, County nurse, Mrs J E Howard and Mrs Imus, President of the Lincoln County League.** Judgments taken past week include: John Hans vs C A Mielke, $315.63, $17.00, $13.80 costs and $50.00 attorney fees; Spokane Cattle Loan Co vs F W Rothlisberg, $46,408.20, $100.00 and costs; Henry Hecket vs Lloyd Campbell and F J Gilpatric, favor plaintiff, $21.40. ** Guy Kent of Yakima, was arrested at Wilbur Saturday, on  a charge of issuing bad checks to amount of $200.00 in Yakima.  He was turned over to deputy sheriff of Yakima County, by Mr Gilpatric.  Mr Kent arrived in Wilbur Friday and issued one check for $10.00 in Wilbur Saturday.” ** “McLain Family Hold Reunion.  The McLain family held a family reunion last Sunday at the home of Tom McLain, six miles northwest of Edwall.  Those present were Bert McLain and family of Spokane, Charley and wife of Reardan, Homer and family of Edwall, Mrs George Erdman of Stevenson, Mrs Katie Grant, and family of Spokane, Mr and Mrs F M Moore of Reardan, Mr and Mrs Frank Evers and Alvah Moore and family, thirty-eight in all.  A bounteous dinner was served at 12:30.  The afternoon was spent in music, singing visiting and taking pictures, which no doubt will be prized by all, as this was the first time they had all been together for almost fourteen years.”  (Reardan Gazette: 4-17-1924)


“Odd Fellows Will Nominate Officers. On April 26, all Odd Fellows are requested to meet in the hall to help nominate those of your choice as officers to fill the various offices for the coming term. Come with a smile and help place in charge who will hold the ‘grin’ on your face for the balance of the year. Committee. **  Presbyterian Church. John Clayton, Pastor.  Service Sunday morning April 27, the Pastor will give the fifth of a series of talks on different classes of people. Subject: ‘Pickers’.  Come early and pick your seat. **  Immanuel Lutheran Church. Rev J M Groschupf, Pastor.  Sunday school 10 a.m.; Services and Communion at 11 a.m.  Quarterly meeting after services. ** Farmer Smith Dies at Portland.  Cyrus L ‘Farmer’ Smith, age 78, pioneer resident of the Inland Empire and agriculturist of the Union Pacific, died Monday at Portland.  His death was sudden.  It was only a month ago that he was in Reardan and made an address before the Reardan Business Men’s Club.  At that time he was apparently in the best of health.  ‘Farmer’ Smith was a veteran of the Civil War.  After the war he spent a number of years in Minnesota and then came to the Pacific Northwest and took up land.  For almost 60 years he was an intense devotee of the soil and became a noted authority on diversified farming.  He was known not only in the northwest but also throughout a greater part of the United States and Canada where he was invited to talk on agricultural subjects.  He has been in the employ of the Union Pacific for the past eight years, going into the fields and advising farmers along the route of the railroad, just what crops to raise.  He became personally known to many farmers throughout his territory.” (Reardan Gazette: 4-24-1924) 


“M A Harris Takes Life.  Found Dead in Barn at Davenport. Was Sick and Despondent.  M A Harris, age 65, a well-known Bald Ridge farmer, shot himself between the eyes with a .22 caliber rifle Tuesday in the barn of A Hoople.  Mr Hoople is a brother-in-law of Mr Harris, he entered the barn about 11 o’clock and found the body.  The reports states that Mr Hoople had taken Mr Harris to his farm on Bald Ridge the night before and brought him back to Davenport.  Mr Harris noticing a rifle in the car, asked Mr Hoople if he kept it there all the time, Hoople replying that he did. Mr Harris stayed at the hotel that night.  He had taken off his coat and vest and laid them in the car stored in the barn and laid a rug on the floor, then evidently sat on the rug, placed the rifle between his knees and pulled the trigger.  He is survived by his widow and one son, Ray Harris.  Mr Harris had been ailing and despondent for several months.  He was well-known and respected in Reardan.” ** “Lowell Lang Taken By Death.  Dies Following Illness After Operation at Deaconess Hospital.  Lowell Lang, age 19, died May 6, at Spokane, at the Deaconess hospital where he underwent an operation for appendicitis on Wednesday of last week.  The news of the death of this splendid young man was a shock to this entire community.  Lowell was the son of L M Lang who lives southwest of Reardan. He was born on a farm near Long Lake in 1904.  He attended the Reardan high school from which he graduated last year with honor.  Since his graduation he has been an assistant to his father on the farm. He was a young man of noble character and high ideals and his untimely death has cast a pall of gloom over the entire community.  He is survived by his father, his stepmother, two sisters, Ruth and Mary Jane, and a brother, Arthur.  He will be buried by the side of his mother at Mondovi, she having passed away several years ago. The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock today from the Presbyterian Church in Reardan, the Rev John Clayton officiating. In respect to the young man and his sorrowing relatives the high school will take a recess during the funeral and the students will attend in a body.  Music will be furnished at the funeral by the male quartette of the First Methodist Church of Davenport.  The heartfelt sympathy of this entire community goes out to the bereaved relatives in their dark hour of sorrow.” (Reardan Gazette: 5-08-1924) 


“Reardan Farmer Commits Suicide.  Ned Harris, a well known farmer of the Bald Ridge, north of Reardan, committed suicide Monday night by shooting himself through the mouth with a .22 caliber rifle. The gun was still in his hands the next morning showing that death had been instantaneous. The dead man, who had been in poor health, left a wife and a son.” (Odessa Record: 5-09-1924)


“Believed to have been crazed by jealousy, Ray Sperry, age 41, traveled from house to house at Reardan about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and instantly killed Miss Velma Beeman, 19, Dow Lathrom, 27, and James S Dueber, 30, wounded Steven Lathrom and then shot himself. Sperry, who lived in the Reardan district since boyhood, had been keeping company with Miss Beeman for about a year until recently, when it is said she refused to associate with him and began going out with Dow Lathrom.”  (Davenport Times: 10-28-1999 in 75 Years Ago, Representing 10-30-1924)


“Miss Katherine Driscol of Reardan has gone to Fairbanks, Alaska, to teach English in the Fairbanks schools under C M Chilson, who formerly taught in the Odessa schools.” (Odessa Record: 9-04-1925)


“Order admitting the will of Peter Schwartz of Reardan, to probate and naming Mrs Anne Schwartz as executrix has been signed.” (Odessa Record: 9-25-1925)


“Elmer Brown, who is in charge of a McGregor sheep camp, north of Reardan, was fined $50 on a drunk and disorderly charge Monday by Justice R M Dye.  Brown was arrested last night by Sheriff F J Gilpatric, who alleges he was drunk and had threatened to kill two sheepherders.” (Odessa Record: 10-30-1925)


“Mrs Mary Ruth MacQueen, Reardan, has been granted an interlocutory decree of divorce from James MacQueen on grounds of nonsupport and desertion. Mrs MacQueen was given custody of three minor children.” (Odessa Record: 12-04-1925)


“Marion Moore, of Reardan, age 75, died suddenly Tuesday night of heart failure at his home there. Mr Moore was an early pioneer of the district. He was born in Iowa and spent nine years in California as a civil engineer on construction work on the Southern Pacific railroad.  He came to this region in 1884 with his brother, Hiram Moore, who died four years ago, and settled on a farm that he owned at the time of death.  He was married in 1887 to Eva D Edwards, who, with two children, Mrs Frank Evers and Alvah F Moore, Reardan, survive.” (Odessa Record: 12-18-1925)



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