The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 6, 1931 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 6, 1931
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The Upper Des Homes-Republican, May 6, The Old Irvington Crowd FOUR CORNER DRJ J. R. ARMSTRONG • —— Some of the old timers in discussing early days in Kossuth county the other day recalled the fact that old Irvington was only a notch behind Al- eonain the date of settlement and also in the character and quality of the ?"* ?<; tl i lers . > K was late in the year 1854 that the Call brothers arrived on the tpwnslte of what is now Algona. In 1855 a number of Webster City men announced that they would found a town to be called Irvington on the east side of the Des- Moines River •where the present village is now located or rather just to the north of the present site. A log cabin was first built or, the townsite of Irvington In October, 1855, and during the following three years the first sawmill in the county was established on the river adjacent to the townsite and several residences, a hotel, tailor shop, blacksmith shop, general store, as well as a town hall were erected from the new lumber •sawed from native trees by the new sawmill. Most of the settlement was made after 1856. That was the year in which Kinsey Carlon and his wife, grandparents of Mrs. Don Smith, settled on a farm adjoining the townsite. it was in 1857 that the real head and life of the community arrived in the person of Dr. J. R. Armstrong, who was always the acknowledged leader of tne "Old Irvington crowd" until the day of his death in 1911. He was educated for the medical profession and his general Knowledge of legal matters made him a man to be consulted on all occasions. In 1855 a fight was mudo to establish the county seat at Irvington, but the location was finally won bv Algona. Dr. Armstrong conducted the post office and general store long after the town had died a natural death, •which it did soon after the Civil war Barney Devlne and his brother, John, «ime in 1856 and made homes near the river in the southern part of the township, where their descendants are still among the most prominent folks of that locality. Joseph Raney also came in 1866, Tom Robison in 1855, Addison Fisher in 1856, Jas. Green, In 1856, Phillip Crose, Samuel Reed, David Sample, Christian Hackman, Jacob Wright, Richard Hodges, David Button, Abel Worster, Henry Patterson, A. M. Johnson, Prank Rist, M. N. Mann, John Pill and a number of others, date of •whose arrival is not recorded, were among the very earliest settlers. A Mat of the men who were called "the Irvington crowd" has been furnished this office by H. E. Rist, president of the Kossuth County State Bank, who compiled the list from old records kept by the late Lewis H. Smith and by his father, Prank Rist, who came to Old Irvington from Massachusetts in 1855, and was one of the county's earliest homesteaders as well as the first stage driver and mail carrier. This list as compiled by Mr. Rist and others, is perhaps incomplete, but it is a record it has been thought best to preserve, and we give it herewith: KINSEY CARLON. MRS. KINSEY CARLON. The Irvington Pioneers. Christian Hackman Phillip Crose David W. Sample Kinsey Carlon Samuel Reed Dr. J. R. Armstrong A. M, Johnson Ed. Johnson "Bob" Wright "Lige" Lane , , Addison Fisher Barnet Devine Wm. Carter John Devine "Tom" Rob'son J. G. Grsan Jacob Wright Frank Rist I Sylve3 r er PIst J. L. T'i'Jr.n David K;ng Abel Worster i Char'us Wcrster Henry Fatterson D. A. Hi rgard D. D. Dodge. Horace Ttusons Gillespie Parsons Levi Parsons M. D. L. Parsons Joseph Raney David Dutton Richard Hodges Geo. W. Mann A. Rutherford. Malaechl Clark E. P. Crockett C. V. Dunn Nicholas Brass T. A. Chapman John K. Fill Joseph Mathers Charley Harvey Martin Rahm '; Wm. Ward I Alble Fife i Z. C. Andruss. Alonzo Brooks Nathan Gates i Joe Steil Perry Burlingame ) Edwin Sammers Hugh Black O. W. Bates : Albert Bush Alex Brown Robblns Brown Coleman Chubb . Charles Chubb John Burtts " . Gale Burtis i i Jack Huntley Henry Selfert "Dutch" Henry Henry Outran Fred Dammann John Leigh M. O'Rourke R. H. Skilling Ed. Wheelock Edw. Sparks. fl Of the "Old Irvington Crowd" as listed above, only three men are living today, D. A. Haggard, who homesteaded in what is now Sherman township in 1865, M. D. L. Parsons, who came with his parents and settled In what is now Cresco in 1866, and Me.r- tin Rahm, who located with his parents near the present town ctf St. Benedict in 1874. The men of old Irvington have taken a prominent part in the upbuilding of the county and many of their descendants are in positions of responsibility in the life of the county at present. M. D. L. Parsons still resides on the same place where he settled sixty-six years ago and we think he holds the record for continuous residence on one farm; Grant Sample still owns the farm his father homesteaded in 1857; Lew Johnson lives on the farm his grandfather, A. M. Johnson homesteaded and where Lewis was born; Mike and John Brass live and own farms in the vicinity of the place homesteaded by their father, Nicholas Brass; Mrs. Jas. Duryea lives on the farm homesteaded by her father, Jas. Green in 1856. The Richard Hodges homestead is still owned by Mrs. Thompson, a daughter; George Hackman lives on the old Christian Hackman place where he was born; Alex Brown owns and resides on the old homestead where his father settled in :855; the D. W. King homestead is still in the hands of the family; the Hugh Black place is now owned by the sons, Paul and James; Artie Curran is on. the old Henry Curran place; the Perry Burlingame place is in the hands of one of his sons; Jewel Patterson owns and lives on the Henry Patterson farm; the C. H. Worster farm is owned by his son, Stanley; Ed. Rist still owns the original tract homesteaded by his father, Frank Rist in 1856. "Sim" Leigh lives on the farm where his father, John Leigh lived for so many years. Mrs. Noble Mitchell is slightly improved sinco last week's writing, but b still under the care of a nurse, Miss Josephine Dittmer. The Fern Hulings of near Britt spent Sunday at the J. P. Nlckerson home. Mrs. Huling was formerly Gladys Nlc- kerson, daughter of the J. P. Nicker- SODS. Mr. and Mrs. Arie Dittmer, Mr. and Mrs. Norvil Mitchell and daughter of Falrfleld, Mr. and Mrs. Qulnten Bjustrom, Hazel Mitchell, Edmund Larson, and the Noble Mitchell children spent Sunday at the Etna Mitchell home. Mr. and Mrs. Norvil Mitchell and daughter, Dorothy, of Fatrfleld drove to the Etna Mitchell home Friday evening and remained there until Sunday afternoon, when they returned to Fairfield. Norvlll is a son of the Etna Mitchells and is employed at the Ford garage in Falrfleld. The John Sabin, Edward Rich Clarence Schlndel, Wm. Rich families and Mrs. Edith Rich, Earl Rich, the John Riches and Wm. Draytons spent Sun day at the Archie Walker home to hel Mr. and Mrs. Walker celebrate thel twenty-fifth wedding anniversary whlcl was Saturday. LONE ROCK NEWS. Irvington is given credit by Ben Reed In his History of Kossuth County for being the first town platted in Kossuth county, the plat being put on record September 27, 1856. The plat was thus early recorded for advantage in the fight for the county seat, which was eventually won by Algona. The town was platted Just north of the present village. During the Indian scare at the time of the Spirit Lake massacre, a log fort was erected In addition to'the other buildings noted above It was at Irvington that the first saw mill in Kossuth county was erected. I stood on the bank of the river, just west of the newly platted townsite and later was moved to Algona. Henry Wiener cut an artery in hi wrist Friday. Alex Krueger sold 380 spring chick ens last week. Tony Engessor went to Detroit on Tuesday for a visit. A. D. Ulmer, depot agent, spent the week end at Eagle Grove. Roy Bennett of Tltonka started work for Joe Lynch last week. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schultz home near Forest City Sunday. A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swan last week Friday. L. R. Roderick has been suffering from sinus trouble the last week. Mrs. Osher of Graettinger spent the week end at the E. M. Jensen home. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wilberg are the parents of a baby girl born Sunday. Margaret Tietz of Burt started work at the Andrew Kading home on Monday. Fred Flaig and Art Sprank made a business trip to Fort Dodge last Monday. Mrs. J. M. Blanchard spent Thursday at the W. T. Fish home in Whltte- more. Harvey Rath and family and brother, Lawrence, were at Swan Lake Sunday fishing. The Mite society will meet at the home of Mrs. H. W. Hobson Thursday afternoon. The Priebes are wrecking the old implement building and will start the erection of a new oil station soon. A large crowd attended the senior class play, "Safety First" at the school house Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Mrs. Cnlvin ITousenolder find brother Ralph Wolfe went to Fremont Frldn;i to nttend the funeral of nn mint, Mrs Mnry Lee. Mrs. Henry scliroedor entertained twenty relatives at a birthday dinner Sunday in honor of Mr. Schrocder's thirtieth birthday. Mrs. Laura Mantor of Cedar Falls, returned to her home Tuesday after a week's visit here at the M. E. Blanchard, F. E. Genrlch and Alex Krueger homes. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Jensen and Ersal Blanchard spent the week end at Des Moines. The Jensens visited Mr. Jensen's sister and Ersal visited with friends there. The commencement address will be given by Rev. Cleveland, radio pastor of Station WNAX, Yankton, South Dakota, Monday evening, May 18th at the school auditorium. Gertie Elchenberger had the misfor- to cut her leg on a register i\t the home of Mrs. Walter Gellenfeld one day last week and four stitches were taken by Dr. Clapsaddle. Thirty-five boys and girls from the Hankato Swedish Lutheran College sang at the Lotts Creek church Saturday evening. There was a large attendance, and all reported excellent! singing. j Austin Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Jackson, and Mr. and Mrs, Hable of Marshall, Minnesota, attended the funeral of H. P. Welsbrod at Fenton on Wednesday. They also called on some friends in Lone Rock. A large crowd attended the surprise farewell party given at the home of Mrs. Fred Genrlch last Wednesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Tarbell, who will move to Waterloo soon. She received a silver cake plate as a remembrance from her Lone Rock friends. A shower was given at the home of Mrs. Oscar Earing Tuesday evening in honor of Miss Evelyn Thompson, first and second grade teacher here. Her bridge club was invited. She received many Beautiful presents and afterward a dainty lunch was served Bridge was played at three tables. Father and Mouit, . • rather sot in the idea thnt Boo .•>. ..... not go into the movlrs— one boy nctorlThe was cnoneh. but despite their inton- ! gnnlzntinn that pm UU '.„«, win have thc oppor tuntty -•- release date lions, there are two Coognn actors i; the family. Hie picture for Saturday of this week is Clara Bow with FrcKlr-rick March, Harry Green nnd Rex Bell in "True to the Navy." * '* * "Juno Moon" Is the picture for Sunday and Monday of next week with Jack Oakie. Francis Dee and Wynne Glbsdn. The picture is supposedly based on a story by Ring Lardncr. * • • Ruth Chattel-ton's picture, "Unfaithful," is set for Wednesday and Thursday of next week. The picture was scheduled for last week, but was shifted so that "Trader Horn" could be shown. Miss Chatterton is probably one of the most finished actresses on the stage. The New Yorker has this to say of the production: "Then there is Ruth Chatterton in "Unfaithful," is the long suffering heroine suggest- ng to her lover, 'something purple shot with gold,' and crying such lines as 'I don't want our love to change into any cheap intrigue,' That worry, you know is always one of Miss Chatterton's screen problems." * • • One of the newest pictures to be shown in Algona is "Public Eencmy," which is dated for Thursday and Friday. Ed. Woods and James Cagney are featured In this production. The picture is to be released for'showing purposes on Thursday and Algona way to Hell" with Lewis Ayres wlilcu was shown the latter part of January. * *! * Followlns "Public Enemy" will be "Gun .Smoke" on Saturday. May 16, with Mnry Brian. Richard Arlcn, Eugene Pallctte and Louise Fazenda in a western picture In which a bunch of gangsters take part. * • * For Sunday and Monday. May 17 and 18 there Is Gloria Swanson and Ben Lou In "Indiscreet" produced by t,he makers of "Sunnyslde Up." • • * To us the picture of tills month that wo look forward most to seeing to "Dishonored" another one of Marlene Dietrich's triumph following on the heels of "Morocco," and "Blue Angel." Some critics think this Is the best talkie yet devised, first of all because it is a thing to see rather than to hear. It is a strenuous and lurid piece of work of a inelo-dramatic nature. It Is based on the story of Mata Hari, the famous Ausrtlan spy of the World war, about whom considerable has been written. The Des Moines Register this winter carried a series of articles about this woman spy. Herr von Steinberg Is the director of the production, and to him is due much credit. Marlcne Dietrich Is outstanding for her composure. She has a way of suggesting that she realizes everything that is ?oing on about her, and cares not a Jiing about It. Victor McLaglen plays Jie role of her enemy lover. Theatre Chatter. The new calendars for this month are out, and you will find that there are several pictures scheduled which lave been advertised as coming attrac- ;ions for some time. Among them are •Unfaithful," which is Ruth Catter;on's picture; "Svengali," with John Barrymore; Marlene Dietrich and Victor McLaglen in "Dishonored"; and 'Skippy," which is to be shown on Thursday and Friday of this week. » « • "Skippy" which is set for Thursday and Friday night of next week Is perhaps one of the best pictures of the year for both grownups and kids. Jackie Cooper of the "Our Gang" comedies is "Skippy," and Bob Coogan, younger brother of Jackie Coogan >lays the part of "Sooky." Bob's advent into pictures was purely an accident. He went to the lot one day with Jackie and when the producers asked him if he wanted to play "Sooky" he said, "Sure." He thought it was some sort of a game. Now he is happy. V- ANDV FOR MOTHER'S DAV Your mother — as well as every other mother— enjoys candy, the sweetest of all gifts. A complete assortment of fine candy awaits your selection. Algonquin Confectionery T Tn T* ^ i *f J. F. BeMmer 101 E. State St. Sweeten every day with Candy DAVID W. KING. SEXTON NEWS. ALEXANDER BROWN Mrs. Sarah Wise and daughter, Nell, were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mr. Strother Wise, Sunday. Mrs. Essie McMahon returned horns Sunday from Chicago, where she had been visiting with her daughter, Mary, lor the last ten days. John Barr moved all of his household goods to the Yanser farm Monday morning where the family will live this year. Ila Olsen spent the latter part of last •week at the home of her borther, Ray Olsen, doing the housework as Mrs. Olsen was sick. Ha drove back and forth to her school. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Gardner of Plum Creek township and Mrs. John Huff, Jr., spent Sunday afternoon with their parents Mr. and Mrs. John Huff, Sr., north of town. Mrs. Maynard Nail and little daughter, Diana Mildred of Wesley were Monday visitors at the home of her sister, Mrs. August Klrschbaum. Next Sunday Is Mothers' Day and there will be special services at the Sexton church In the morning, also special music. Everyone Is cordially invited to attend and to bring their mothers. Verle Praser, oldest son of Mr. and Bargains in Used Cars Buick Master coupe II Dodge sedan 1930 Chevrolet coupe || Ford tudor 1928 Chevrolet sedau See the New Chevrolet Cabriolet and the 157 inch New Truck KOHLHAAS BROS. Mrs. Joseph Fraser, who has been staying with an aunt in Minnesota and attending high school there, is spending 1 a few weeks visiting with his parents here. Mr, and Mrs. August- Kirschbaum and children, Kathryn and Leo, were Sunday afternoon visitors near Crystal Lake at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Kirsohbaum and family. The men are brothers. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Phillips and children, Andy j., Sarah, Nell, Florence Marie, and Doris Yvonne, and their cousin, Warren Schrader spent Sunday at the home of Mr. Phillips' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Phillips, near Woden. FARMALL SAVINGS INVESTMENT PLAN This New Plan Lets Every Responsible Corn Grower Pay for His Farmall with Just a Part of the Sayings the Farmall Will Make ABUNDANT evidence in the form of actual ance of the corn growing and harvesting sea trfiT.Orns nrnvoa that Ai>-Tvick»a •«£>!.. »!?,.__.. il i .. /. ~~ ._ ° Phone 200 Algona, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Steven, Leo, Wilbur and Everett and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Steven attended a picnic Sunday In Algona at the park with the Walter Stevens family. They celebrated Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stevens' twelfth wedding anniversary. A surprise party was given Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mi's. Harvey Stevens. While they were taking the little boys out to hang May baskets, a host of relatives came in and were there when they returned. The occasion was the fiftieth birthday of Mrs. Stevens. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nelson and family, Mrs. Dora Ferrlgan and her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Falkner of Chicago, with other relatives, had a picnic dinner at the Call State Park near Algona Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Falkner are having a two weeks' vacation and are visiting with friends and relatives here. Mrs. John V. Huff accompanied Mrs. Harry Crouch, Mrs. Emory Crouch and Mrs. Paul Baker to Mason City last Wednesday where they visited with Mrs. Huff's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Baker. They also saw her new nephew, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Klunder, named Dale Roger. Mrs. Klunder was before her marriage. Florence Baker. The ladies returned home Friday afternoon. cost records proves that farmers using Farmall tractors and full Farmall equipment are producing corn for from one-half to one-third the government average for farms with similar yields, the average saving amounting to 27% cents a bushel. We are so confident that the majority of farmers can get proportionate results with the Farmall that we are announcing the FARMALL SAVINGS INVESTMENT PLAN, under which responsible farmers can purchase a Farmall and Farmall equipment now and meet the first payment this fall with just a part of the savings made possible by the new equip, ment in the production of their corn crop— with two more years to pay the balance. Here is an opportunity for you to take . /» ••"! <m -m > _ son—planting from 20 to 45 acres a day and cultivating 30 to 65 acres a day with 2- or 4-row equipment—and be ready next year to make the maximum saving throughout the entire year. And don't overlook the extra savings you will make in the handling of your hay, grain, and all other crops requiring power. Every one of these jobs can be done faster and at lower costs with a Farmall and Farmall equipment, effecting substantial savings on every crop, yet all you pay is part of the savings made on the corn alone as a first pay- mcut this fall. See your McCorinick-Decriug dealer for full details of the FARMALL SAVINGS INVESTMENT PLAN. A couviiiciiig demons!ra- lion of the Farmall and seasonable equipment -» i j --".••«» »m> * minimi unit BuuBuiiumc CUIIIIHUI advantage of 1< armall savings during the bal- will be made on your own farm on request INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY 1911 First Ave. North OF AMERICA p t D OC W Iowa I Incorporattd) * «-»l u l-/UUgG, lUWd. Sold bv R. C. Bauer, Wesley, la. W. T. Fish & Son, Whittemore, la. C 2E^ ImpIement Co " Corwith » Ia - Flaig & Sprank, Lone Rock, la. Matt Murtha, Algona, la. McCORMICK-DEERING FARMALL TRACTORS

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