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Earl Bergstrom ~ Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: September 25, 2004 at 20:28:36
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The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, January 11, 1906

A number of the members of the Endeavor Society of the Christian Church last Monday night went for a "bob" ride and social evening to the home of MISS THRELKELD, north of town. A most enjoyable time was had by all who attended.

GEORGE SUMMERS of Farnhamville, Iowa, who had been visiting at the home of his uncle, JOHN DUKES, and in Cedar Township with relatives, returned home Friday. MR. SUMMERS has not been here since thirty-two years ago when Chariton was then his home.

MR. and MRS. CHARLES TRAMMEL of Lincoln Township, entertained thirty-five of their friends to an oyster supper last Tuesday evening. They drove out in bob sleds. The evening was spent in playing games and music and a jolly good time is reported by those who were fortunate enough to be present.

MISSES MAGGIE and ANNA BEEM, IVA BALDWIN, ADDA MANNING, MAUDE SMITH and MESSRS. RAY FAIN, LELAND OWENS, ALVA PALMER, VERNER JAMES and ORLO BARTHOLOMEW, enjoyed a "bob-sled" ride to Russell Saturday night. Supper was served at Whitlesey's Restaurant after which they returned to their respective homes.

A jolly crowd of young folks, MISSES GOLDIE FAWCETT, JESSIE PEDIGO, LETA SMITH, LILLIE HAMBACH and MESSRS. LESTER SMITH, LOUIS BEEM, ROSCOE PEDIGO and ALIDA DOUGLASS composed a "bob-sled" party Saturday evening. They drove to Russell and enjoyed an oyster supper at the VanDyke Cafe, returning home "by the light of the moon."

REV. B.J. CLARK of Cedar Rapids will give his popular lecture "Barnacles" on Friday evening, January 12, at the U.B. Church. A thoughtful scholarly treatment of the practical questions of the day will be presented in his lecture. MR. CLARK needs no introduction to the Chariton people. His work of a year ago last summer is well remembered and brought him popularity and favor, and a cordial welcome to return.

GERALD HENDERSON, little son of MR. and MRS. NATE HENDERSON, miraculously escaped serious injuries last Saturday. He and two other little boys were playing near his home. GERALD started to run across the street when he slipped and fell. A delivery man not seeing the child lying in the road, ran over him, the wheel passing over his hip and abdomen. The little fellow was only slightly bruised.

EARL BERGSTROM came near losing his hand and perhaps life last Wednesday. He had been cleaning a 38 calibre revolver and had loaded it, when he discovered a screw needed tightening near the trigger. In so doing, the revolver went off. The bullet passing through the first finger on his right hand, through a picture frame and lodging into the wall. EARL went immediately to Dr. McKlveen who dressed the finger and although it is quite painful, he is able to be at work.


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