Spring in Dayton – 1907

News From Dayton

Mrs. Ostrander spent Saturday in Ottawa.
Mrs. Sam Hippard is very slightly better just now.
Mrs. C. G. Wilson visited Mrs. Ostrander Friday.
Mr. Chas. Ballou was a passenger to Ottawa Saturday.
Mrs. Edward Dallam was a passenger to Ottawa Friday.
Mr. Birch is to work for Mr. McClary this coming summer.
Mr. Frain is doing considerable improving to his residence, including a new veranda.
Mr. Tom Maher and Townsend Fullerton are doing some tiling for Mr. Frank Trumbo.
The Dayton township school trustees met with the clerk, Mr. Ed McClary, Monday morning and transacted business.
Mr. Joe Hogan will move Tuesday to the farm of Mr. Frank Trumbo, to whom he has hired out for the coming year.
Mr. Clarence Doran, who has been in Joliet for the past year, is now home and will work the home farm this year.
Mrs. Rush Green and daughter Gladys went to Chicago Saturday via the Rock Island to visit her mother and sister.
Mr. Collamore and wife and grandson, Willie Kelly, went to Montgomery last Monday, probably to stay permanently.

Mrs. R. G. Trumbo came down from Mendota last Monday, where she has spent the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Will Van Etten and family.

Mr. Ray Doran and family have moved to Joliet, where he has a position with the Rock Island railroad. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Collison have moved to Joliet, also. Mr. Collison has the same work as Ray.

Mrs. Edward Dallam entertained a select party of eight last Thursday – Miss Ruth Haight and Ralph Green, Mr. and Mrs. Rush Green, Mr. and Mrs. Edward McClary. Five hundred was played and ice cream and cake were served.

Mr. Geo. Makinson, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. M. Pedersen, at Yorkville, was buried in Dayton on Saturday, March 30th. He left Dayton about 16 years ago. Previous to that he had been postmaster of Dayton for forty years. He was 81 years of age.

What narrowly escaped being a tragedy occurred in Dayton as a result of the usual April fool joke. Miss Cora Tanner, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Tanner, was accidentally shot by her cousin, Willie Luce. The shot entered at the knee, struck the patella, glanced off and is buried in the flesh. She was hastily brought to Ottawa and Dr. Hathaway made a careful examination, but says no bones are broken. They will make another examination with the X-ray on Wednesday and remove the bullet if possible. She is resting as comfortably as can be expected.

from The Ottawa Republican-Times, April 4, 1907

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