Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, August 9, l900
Miss MAUD METIER, NELLIE LEDGERWOOD, IDA HEBENER and LOU HARRIS returned Sunday from a three weeks' trip in Colorado, where they were guests at the famous Sunflower Camp at Manitou.
A.S. THARP departed Monday for Waterloo, where he will attend the K.P. Grand Lodge as the representative of the K.P. Lodge in this city. He will also visit St. Paul and Minneapolis while gone.
Little GENEVIEVE SIMMONS, of Aurora, Ill., who has been visiting at the home of her grandparents in this city, MR. and MRS. J. HOFFHINES, went to Chariton Thursday to visit her grandmother in that city.
MRS. METTIE LINDSEY and daughters and MRS. H.A. HILLIKER and family departed Thursday afternoon for Des Moines where they will make their home. Leon citizens regret exceedingly to have these estimable people leave Leon.
C.A. EALS, of Knosville, Tenn., who is visiting his brother, CARL, at Weldon, was in Leon Monday shaking hands with his many friends in this city who were pleased to see him after an absence of several years in the south.
Rev. R.W. CASTOR returned Friday from Murray where he attended a Christian Church convention. MRS. CASTOR and baby who had been visiting at Woodburn and other places for a couple of weeks, returned with him.
Miss LUCY SMALLWOOD returned Monday from Des Moines where she had been attending Highland Park College. Miss MAUD OSBORN, of Morgan Township, who has been visiting her the past week in Des Moines, also returned.
Dr. J.W. ROWELL and wife returned Thursday morning from a three weeks' stay at Sunflower Camp, Manitou, Colo., and like all the guests of this popular resort are loud in their praise of it. They had a most delightful outing.
THOMAS RIORDAN, of Grand River, left Tuesday on a month's trip to Denver and Boulder, Colorado, where he visits his daughter, MRS. WILL KNOTT and then goes to Big Piney, Wyoming, to visit his son, FRED, who is ranching near there.
GEORGE SPAETH, of Garden Grove, passed through Leon Friday afternoon, returning from a visit of several weeks with his son in Montana. He reports very hot weather out there and says western Nebraska, Colorado and Montana are simply burned out.
U.G. BENEFIEL and family returned Thursday from Des Moines and will again take up their residence in this city. MR. BENEFIEL was lured there by visions of great prosperity, but says he could not make as much money at the carpenter trade as he does right here in Leon.
LEWIS and ALPH WARNOCK, of Decatur County, have been enjoying a visit from their father and brother of Fayette Co., Ohio. The elder WARNOCK is 76 years of age, but is quite hale and active for a man of his age. He still resides on the farm on which he was born in Ohio. They departed for home Tuesday afternoon.
L.W. FORGRAVE, City Building Inspector at St. Joe, came up Friday and visited until Sunday at the home of CASS SALES, south of town, where MRS. FORGRAVE and two youngest sons have been visiting for a couple of weeks. It seemed like old times to see LYME on our streets and he was kept busy shaking hands with old friends, for no man ever had more friends in this city than MR. FORGRAVE.
Captain ALEXANDER and wife, of Leon, Iowa, after a pleasant visit in the city with their son, Senator ALEXANDER and family departed for home this morning. While here they purchased a very beautiful and costly monument to erect at the grave of their son, MORRIS, buried in Parkview Cemetery. Captain ALEXANDER has seen much of the world, is well advanced in years but is hale and hearty. He has enjoyed himself very much while here and has especially had a good time mingling with the old soldiers. He was a veteran of the Civil War and also of the Mexican War.
--Hastings, (Neb.) Daily Republican.
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"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
January 6, 2003
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