April 2, 2018 business meeting

The meeting will be held at 1:00 pm. We will be discussing arrangements for the speaker on April 20, 2018. The speaker is Dave Baker from the Facebook Page, The 29th State. He will be speaking about Ghost Towns of the Past; communites of today. This is a free event. It will be held at the Fort Dodge Public Library. We will be celebrating our 41st Anniversary. Please RSVP at our website, webcoiagenies@gmail.com

March 12, 2018 Speaker

UPDATE: This event has been canceled. We will reschedule later.

Monday, March 12, 2018, Eowyn Langholf will be speaking about wikitree and collaborative genealogy. She will speak for about an hour and then will answer questions and assist you in signing up for wikitree. You may bring your laptop.The event will be at the Fort Dodge Public Library and is free.

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 the 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.