Spring in Dayton – 1902

DAYTON

Farmers are about through sowing oats.

O W Trumbo began assessing this week.

School began Monday for the spring term with an enrollment of thirty-five pupils. The 7th and 8th grade pupils received from the county superintendent their record in the central examination. All passed satisfactory grades.

Mrs Chas Temple of Serena, visited Mrs Ed McClary Monday.

Mr Trumbo and Miss Maud Green attended the funeral of Mrs Bradford at Ottawa Monday.

James O’Meara Jr has recovered from a case of the mumps.

Mr Beck is enlarging and improving the appearance of his house.

Reports are that Dayton is to have an elevator.

Newton Connors is working at Wedron.

Dayton school has a base ball nine averaging 13 years of age that would like to arrange some games.

Mr McBrearty is laid up with rheumatism. His son Roy has charge of the depot.

The school trustees met with Treasurer McClary Monday.

Jas O’Meara is preparing to grind clay at the brick mill.

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Mr Elsbury has been quite sick the past few days, but is better now.

Mr and Mrs McBrearty returned home from Marseilles Saturday where they have been visiting their daughter, Mrs Ed Emmons.

Steve Koenig returned home Friday from Ottawa where he has been visiting his aunt.

Bessie Davis is quite sick with the la grippe.

Some of the people of this place were very much excited Thursday evening. Old lady Keough started a bonfire. It got into the dry grass and was making a fair way toward her house. While she was putting it out some of her clothes got pretty badly burnt. If it had not been for the neighbors she would have been burnt up alive.

from the Ottawa Fair Dealer, April 11, 1902, p 8, col 3

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