On this day: Jan. 10, 1918

Dayton Review: 10 Jan 1918

Pioneer Passes

The passing of Allen Dugger at the home of this daughter, Mrs. B.H. Sanders at Briggsdale, Colorado, on Monday of last week marks the passing of another of the pioneer settlers of this county. He was born in Macoupin Co., Illinois, March 26, 1836, hence would have been 82 years of age at his next birthday. At the age of 16, he moved with his parents to Keokuk County, Iowa, where he was married to Adeline Andrews, January 25, ,1857. In 1865 th ey came to Webster County, settling near Lehigh, then Tyson’s Mill, and lived in that community over half a century. Mrs Dugger died in 1911, also at hte home of her daughter, Mrs. Sanders, and Mr. Dugger has since made his home among his children. Three children have preceded him in n death, two passing in infancy, and his eldest son, Will, in Denver in1906. Six children survived, three sons and three daughters, Mrs. C.M. Watson and Mrs. B.H. Sanders, Briggsdale, Colo., Mrs. J.T. Collard, Commerce, Okla., J.A. and M.H. Dugger, Sybrant, Nebr., and C.S. Dugger, Barrett, Nebr. His remains were brought to Lehigh, and interment made beside those of his wife in the Beem cemetery on Wednesday of last week. Mr. Dugger was a good neighbor and a respected citizen always. He always took an interest in his friends and companions, as did Mrs. Dugger, and their home was always a social center for old and young. “Aunt Ad and Uncle Al,” as they were know among the young people of their day, always had a welcome ready, and many were the happy social events that are still remembered by the boys and girls of that time, given by this youth loving couple, in the hospitality of their home. A host of old time friends will sympathize with the family in their bereavement.

On this day: Jan. 3, 1918

Dayton Review: Jan. 3, 1918


The home of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Thomas was the scene of a quiet home wedding New Years evening, their daughter Inez being united in marriage to Arthur Leffler Holmstrom, Rev. N.E. Kron of the Lutheran Church officiating. The ceremony took place at six o’clock, under an arch of green and white, which formed the color scheme of the decorations. Frances Freeburn played Mendelssohn’s wedding march, and the wedding couple took their places unattended, the ring ceremony being used in the plighting of their voews. Bernice Lundlen sang “O Promise Me,” and “I Love You truly.” Only the immediate families, brothers and sisters, and a few girl friends, were present to witness the ceremony, after which a three course wedding dinner was served, her girl friends doing the serving. The bride was dressed in white crepe de chene with white dull veil caught up with smilax. Both the contracting parties have grown to manhood and womanhood in our midst. The bride is a graduate of our public schools, and the past year has been attending Grinnell College. She is a young lady of pleasing attainments, kindly considerate of these around her always. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Holmstrom, west of town, a young man of industry and integrity, who will make a success of life. Both a re popular and respected among their associates and friends. They will be at home after March 1st at Maple Ridge Farm west of town, which the groom will farm the coming year. We join in the congratulations and best wishes extended to them.


Paul Williams, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Williams, and Miss Milly Kirkman, a daughter of A.S. Kirkman, all of Pilot Mound, were quietly married at Boone on Tuesday, December 18th. A wedding reception was given them at Pilot Mound the next evening, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Linn of this place attending, Mrs. Linn being a sister of the bride. Both are well known and highly respected young people of that community, who have grown to young manhood and womanhood there. They will reside on a farm southeast of Dayton, which the groom will work the coming year. Dayton friends of the newly wedded couple extend them sincere good wishes for a truly happy married life.

On this day: Dec. 21, 1917

Fort Dodge Messenger and Chronicle: Dec. 21, 1917

City Briefs

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Wilson leave Saturday for a holiday visit in Minneapolis and St Paul.
Mr. and Mrs. Strong Hinman expect to spend the Christmas vacation with relatives in Wichita, Kas.
Mrs. W.H. Rubel leaves today for Dubuque where she will spend the holidays at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.J. Roshek.
Lieutenant Emmett Lenihan comes up from Camp Dodge tomorrow for the Christmas holidays which he will spend with his relatives here.
Joe Stecher, the Nebraska wrestler, spent Wednesday night in this city en route to his home from Humboldt where he attended the Gotch funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Larosn are entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Berg Osvog of Canton, S.D., this week. Mr. and Mrs. Osvog are on their wedding trip.
Mrs. Georgia M. Joselyn and daughter Estella leave this evening for Rockwell City where they will spend Christmas at the Edward S. Joselyn home.
Mrs. Maude Huffman has filed suite for divorce from Marion Huffman. The petition alleges that they were married in 1909 and have one adopted child.
Misses Dorothy Hurlbut. Katharine Ryan, Ruth Fitzpatrick and Annice Woodward are expected int he city Saturday noon from Milwaukee Downer where they have been attending school. They will be in Fort Dodge for the Christmas holidays.
Many hunters of Fort Dodge left early this morning on the big rabbit chase – the purpose of which is to catch rabbits to be turned over to the poor of the city. The weather is ideal for the hunt. The hunters are expected to report at the municipal building this evening with the day’s catch.
Blanks have been received in the office of the county clerk for the recording of births. The new law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 1918. Ten days is given to record a birth. Failure to do so makes one liable to a fine of not less than $5 and not more than $100 and imprisonment of thirty days. The responsibility of recording births rests with both the parents and physician or midwife.
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Hurlbut are entertaining a number of their relatives over the Christmas holidays. Their guests will be Mrs. George Spangler of Winthrop who arrived yesterday, and Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Spangler of Winthrop, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Swan of Independence, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh E. Jones and daughter Frances of Northwood and George Spangler of Winthrop will come tomorrow.

On this day: Aug. 24, 1917

Fort Dodge Messenger and Chronicle: Aug. 24, 1917
Fort Dodge People at Humboldt Fair
Fair Reported Unusually Good This Year
Fireworks Display is Fine
Many residents of Fort Dodge drove to Humboldt Thursday evening to attend the Humboldt county Fair, which opened that day. They report the fair as unusually good this year and the fireworks display especially fine. Among those who were in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs R.P. Atwell, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hannon, Frank Hellman, Cozette Alline, Mary Nelson, Vida Fuhrman, Alta Reentz, Frank O’Hearn, Grace Tinkham, Lou Pray, A.C. Heath, Wm. Peters, Dr. and Mrs. Philip Dorr, Gertude Pfaff, Catherine Lex, Mary Reilly, Charley Casey, Andy Hamlin and Bert Hogan.

On this day: July 5, 1917

The Dayton Review: July 5, 1917
We learn that a marriage of local interest took place June 12th, John Hanson, son of Chas. J. Hanson, southeast of town, and Miss Mia Nordberg being united in marriage at Fort Dodge. Victor Anderson, living down on the river, where she has been staying, accompanied them to witness the plighting of their vows. The bride came here a few months ago from Montana, and has made many friends during her stay in this vicinity by her kindly ways and pleasing traits of character. The groom has grown to young manhood in our midst and is a young man of industry and integrity, respected by all who know him. The happy couple are making their home at the farm of the groom’s father, where they began housekeeping at once. We join in the congratulations and best wishes of their many friends for a happy and prosperous married life.

On this day: June 30, 1917

The Fort Dodge Messenger: June 30, 1917
Aged Woman Dies Early This Morning
Mrs. Jacob Freeberg died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.E. Lindquist, early this morning. Death was the result of the infirmities of old age. Mrs. Freeberg was eighty three years of age. While she had not been well for some time, she was able to be around Friday and her passing was unexpected.
Mrs. Freeberg was born in Sweden. She moved to the United States at an early age and lived for many years at Fonda. She has made her home with her daughter Mrs. Lindquist for three years. She was married twice. Three children survive her. They are mrs. Linquist, Emil Freeberg of Birmingham, Alabama and Gus JOhnson of California.
Funeral arrangements will not be made until relatives living at a distance are heard from.

On this day: June 29, 1917

The Fort Dodge Messenger: June 29, 1917
Peritonitis is Cause of Death
Prominent Young Woman Succumbs
Funeral Held on Saturday
After an illness of three months from peritonitis, Miss Jessie Markin, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Markin, died at the home 1013 Second avenue north, at 3:00 this morning.
Besides her parents, Miss Markin is survived by three sisters and two brothers. They are Miss Elizabeth Markin of Fort Dodge, Mrs. C.D. Nedderman of Madison, wisconsin, Mrs. A.J. Ware of Corona, California, Robert W. Marking of Seattle, Washington, and W.S. Markin of Clarion. With the exception of Robert Markin of SEattle, all the brothers and sisters will be here for the funeral.
The funeral will be held at the home 1013 Second avenue north Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. W.A. Minty of the First Congregational church will be in charge.

On this day: June 28, 1917

The Dayton Review: June 28, 1917
Christen Gustava Swenson was born in Forrose, Saby Socken, Jonkopingslan, Sweden, June 30, 1858, and passed away at the home of her brother, C T Swenson, south of town, June 20, 1917, aged 59 years, 10 days. She came to this country with her parents in 1868, settling north of Pilot Mound, where she had since lived. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Manda Carlina Sandborg of Clear Lake, Wisconsin, and two brothers, J.A. Swenson of Albert City, Iowa, and C.T. Swenson of this community. She was a faithful member of the Mission Church, and lived devoted to her Master. Her funeral was held last Saturday from the Pilot Mound Mission church, Rev. Stenbock of Sloan, conducting the services, and her remains interred at the Linn cemetery. A host of lifelong friends of the family sympathize with the bereaved family in their sorrow.