The following material was extracted by Ronda Berry email@example.com from microfilm supplied by the Kansas Historical Society Library. There were many mentions of visiting friends, or business trips I omitted, as I was searching for genealogical connections.
BRONSON PILOT NEWSPAPER
BRONSON PILOT NEWSPAPER
Published Weekly in Bronson, Bourbon County, Kansas
January 16, 1902 (Thursday)
UNIONTOWN: Rev. C.L. Dark and wife left for their new home at Chapin IL, on Thursday evening.
Mrs. C.B. Roush spent a few days with relatives in Fort Scott last week.
On Thursday night Mrs. A.E. Will(?) received a telegram from Newkirk Oklahoma telling of the death of her daughter Mrs. Marion Leech. She is very young and a bride of only one week at the time of her death. It was a shock to her many friends, she having once lived here. The cause of her death is said to be congestive chill.
Mr. T.B.Dark and wife went to Walkertown on Friday to attend the funeral of Mr. S. Dark.
W.S. Crouch of Collins MO is here looking after the interests of his farm.
Miss Ethelyn Pierce entertained three of her scholars: Misses Retta Paper, Lena Buchanan and Lillie Newell on last Saturday and Sunday.
The Reading Circle met with Miss Grace Kent on Saturday Jan. 11th.
Leigh Petit will leave tomorrow for Emporia where he will enter the State Normal.
The little son of Mr. And Mrs. M.K. Julian died at the home of T.B. Julian. The little one had been suffering for several days and was brought to the home of the grand-parents so that medical attention was nearer but on Monday night the death angel came to take mothers darling. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gertrude L. Eyes at the M.P. Church at 2:30 Tuesday afternnon. Baby was laid to rest in the Uniontown cemetery.
SOUTH FAIRVIEW: Elmer Nichol has gone to Missouri for a visit with his brother Vester.
We are sorry to lose our neighbor Mr. Calahan, but it will be Colorados gain.
ROCKY POINT: We extend our sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Mat Julian who recently lost their baby.
Bert Holeman spent Saturday night with his brother Ben.
MAPLE GROVE: Mr. Andrew and Miss Anna Cook have returned home from a visit in the Ind. Terr. with relatives.
Miss Jessie Flake is visiting her sister Mrs. Ed Shopshire this week.
Mrs W. H. Person was visiting her mother in the Grove Tuesday.
MAJELLA: Mrs. Dora Anderson spent Sunday with her parents, J.A. Burt.
Grandma Leslie of Berlin died while visiting her sons in Iola last Friday. She was brought to Redfield on the Saturday morning train and interment was made in the Centerville Cemetery.
KANSAS ITEMS OF INTEREST: C.D. Prather, of Franklin Co, who was with the 20th KS is crazy.
Patrick Jordan, who built most of the houses in Beloit during its youth, has just died at the age of 87 years.
Mrs. Henry Moberly, of Anderson Co, and her 12 year old son, lost their lives while crossing a railroad in a farm wagon.
LOCAL NEWS: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis of Olive Branch a fine 10 pound baby girl.
Mr. John Rodenburger of Richmond Indiana who has been visiting relatives here for the past three weeks returned to his home Thursday evening.
Mrs. Wm. Bowers was called to Iola last Sunday by the serious illness of her mother who was visiting another daughter at that place. The mother since died and the remains were taken to Berlin for interment.
Mrs. Ed Wilson came down from Gas Thursday evening for a visit with her mother, Mrs. L.K. Morey.
Mr. and Mrs. George Aldridge are proud parents of a bouncing baby. The new arrival made her appearance Monday morning.
Mr. Ide Helms has purchased one and one half acres of land in LaHarpe and as soon as the weather will permit will begin the erection of a residence there and make that his future home. Bronson people will be sorry to lose Mr. Helms and family from their midst but wish them well in their new home.
While visiting at Gas during the holidays Mr. Oliver Williamson purchased a nice residence property and will move there in the near future.
Mrs. Harry Shank of Iola is visiting the family of L.B. Shank this week. While here will make a trip to Mapleton to visit her sister, Mrs. Ed Dye.
The M.W.A. Lodge held their annual supper last Monday evening. The following officers were installed for the ensueing year: Henry Wolf , V.C.; Will Holstein, W.A.; S.A. Caldwell, B.; L.M. Nance, Clerk; C.S. Wright, E.; Will Anderson, W.; John Kirby, S..
The I.O.O.F. met last Thursday evening and installed the following officers: C.J. Willettes, N. Grand and H. Colburn, V. Grand.
The Misses Grace and Opal Shively, daughters of N.J. Shively, had quite an exciting runaway last Saturday afternoon. It seems they were driving a high-spirited young team, and as they were passing S.A. Cadwells residence two miles north west of Bronson, the horses became frightened running at full speed for a distance of about a half mile, finally upsetting the buggy, throwing one of the girls out and the other young lady became entangled in the wreck being dragged for some distance. The team continued running however until the neck-yoke became disengaged throwing one of the horses down and stopping the other one. We understand that the girls were not seriously injured although both of them sustained cuts and bruises. The team is badly used up, one of them being totally ruined.
The Pilot regrets very much to hear of the death of R.H. Davis, the well known farmer and prominent stockman who died at his home 12 miles north of Bronson last Tunday (this is what the paper said) morning at 6 oclock A.M. Mr. Davis has been ailing for some time, the final cause of his death being typhoid fever, he was bedfast just one week and his death is a shock to the entire community as his illness was not considered as serious until the last few days. The deceased was thirty-five years old having been born and reared in this community and is a descendent of one of the best families in Bourbon County being a member of several fraternal organizations and carrying some ten thousand dollars life insurance. Mr. Davis leaves a wife and seven small children behind to mourn his death. The funeral services were held at the Davis home, the remains being entered in the Bronson Cemetery.
What came near being a serious run away occurred at the hill just east of T.B. ONealls. As Mr. Ben Holeman and Miss Minnie Bockoyer were on their way to attend literary at the Great school house and as they were going down the hill east of T.B. ONealls home the horse they were driving which was a spirited one, became frightened at a sign board causing the young people to get out of the buggy to lead the horse down the hill, but to add to the scare the cushion of the buggy fell striking the dashboard causing the animal to jerk away from Mr. Holeman. The frightened horse ran on down the hill crashing into a buggy in which Mr. Jim Helms and a Miss Burrus were riding, completely demolishing their buggy and throwing both young people out by the roadside, but fortunately no one was hurt. The hill is one of the worst hills in the county and should be graded.
Tom & Carolyn Ward