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Mrs. C. B. McFerren ~ Thurman, Iowa
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: April 01, 2007 at 01:21:46
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Correctionville Argus
Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa
March 28, 1913


John H. McComb, a pioneer, who died recently at Shenandoah, divided
his property peculiarly. The estate is valued at $150,000. Half was deeded
direct to his two daughters, and their children. The other half was placed
by deed of trust in the hands of three trustees, who are to manage it for a
term of years in the interest of the heirs.

Mrs. C.B. McFerren of Thurman, who shot herself in the breast with
suicidal intent, may recover. It is said that this was her second attempt on
her life; that recently she swallowed a quantity of vitrol, but that it made
it so sick she threw it off.

Arthur Woodruff, the boy reported missing from his home near Shannon
City, and for whom a reward of $25 was offered, was located near Lorimor and
returned to his parents.

Charged with bootlegging, Herman Barrell, John Bowman and a man named
Dinges, all of Marshalltown, were taken to Des Moines for trial in the
federal court.

J.B. Smith, 30 years old, was killed at Charles City when the key on a
hydraulic press in the Hart-Parr factory broke, part of it hitting him above
the eye.

Joe Mueller, of Coon Rapids, who operates a pool hall, was convicted
in federal court at Council Bluffs of selling intoxicating liquors. Two
anti-saloon detectives secured the evidence against Mueller. They testified
that they had seen him sell a bottle of what they believed was whisky.
Mueller denied selling any.

William E. Taylor, aged 84, oldest settler of Iowa Falls, is dead. He
moved there when Iowa Falls was only a hamlet of three shacks. He was a
teamster in the early days, hauling supplies to and from Dubuque and Iowa
City. He was a member of the Sixth Iowa cavalry during the Civil war.

A record sale of Shelby county real estate was made when P.T. Nelson
sold thirty-five acres of the John Davis farm, south of Harlan, to Peter
Sorensen for $250 per acre. Mr. Sorensen will erect a modern dwelling on the

Reports indicate that Bradley Hopkins, proprietor of the Summit hotel
at Forest City, will be appointed the next postmaster of that town. He is a
life-long democrat.

John D. Nugen, for seventy-eight years a resident of New London and
Henry county, is dead. He was one of the wealthiest retired farmers of that

Search is being made for Harry Hudson, who was employed until recently
as switchman at Mason City. His brother, Henry Hudson, of Sioux City, is
seeking him. Mr. Hudson says the family is heir to a large estate left by an
uncle who was an engineer, and who was killed on the Santa Fe recently.

Anton Hansman, formerly a member of the lower house of the Iowa
legislature, and a resident of Iowa for more than a half century, died at
his home in De Witt recently. He was 77 years old.

Posted at this site with Cathy's permission
Cathy Joynt Labath
Iowa Old Press

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