New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

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History of New Rockford: Nov. 28, 2022

The July 21, 1905, “Transcript” stated that during the week Peter Crain had been hauling lumber to his Tiffany farm for the 44x84 barn he was having built. It would have a full stone basement and...

 

History of New Rockford: November 21, 2022

 On July 12, 1905, Herb Losee and John Schaefer left for the West Coast to take in the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, visit some western states, and look for some land to buy;...

 

History of New Rockford: Nov. 7, 2022

On June 28, 1905, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Johnston were in shopping. B.W. Hersey was in on business. Matt Fautsch left to visit his old home, Elizabeth, Minn. Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance agent W.S....

 

History of New Rockford: Oct. 31, 2022

From noon June 19 until noon June 20, 1905, A.J. Miller substituted for D.D. Sullivan, the Fargo eye specialist, at Kunkel’s Jewelry with eye exams and the fitting of glasses. On June 19 and 20,...

 

History of New Rockford: Oct. 24, 2022

On June 13, 1905, Mrs. May M. Keime and Mrs. Walter Priest went to the WCTU Convention in Oberon. Alice (Mrs. J.W.) Rager and Mrs. H.G. Hudson were the New Rockford delegates. Miss Fena Carlson, Miss...

 

History of New Rockford: Oct. 17, 2022

On June 7, 1905, Dr. and Mrs. G.D. Murphy went to Minneapolis for a short visit; he returned on June 10, while she remained until June 23. On June 7 and 8, George M. Pike attended a Shriners...

 

History of New Rockford: Oct. 10, 2022

On the morning of June 1, 1905, Clinton Kennedy was driving a team to Barlow. The horses became unmanageable and galloped down the road, pulling the boy off the wagon seat. He held onto the reins...

 

History of New Rockford: Oct. 3, 2022

The May 26, 1905, “Transcript” said that several very large pickerel had recently been taken from the James River. The previous week H.W. Hastings, a musician who had played with the New Rockford...

 

History of New Rockford: September 26, 2022

 Sealed bids were received by county auditor W.C. Schwoebel until 4 p.m. May 22, 1905, for three steel bridges: 1) between sections 3 and 4 and 3 and 20, T150, R65 [Bush] to replace the old Nunn...

 

History of New Rockford: September 19, 2022

On May 17, 1905, Nils Gunvaldson was in town. Miss Stacia Hennessy was up from Carrington to visit Miss Jennie Treffry. Peter Berge was in from his farm northwest of New Rockford on business. That...

 

History of New Rockford: September 12, 2022

On May 8 and 9, 1905, Misses Nell and Mabel Sheehy of Carrington were visiting Miss Mame Sheehy. From May 8 to 11, Father W.A. Gallahue was in Fargo. On May 9, despite inclement weather, almost all th...

 

History of New Rockford: September 5, 2022

On April 29, 1905, Mrs. Will Carroll came in from Washington Lake to visit. McHenry attorney J.F. Faytle was over on legal business. From April 29 to May 1, Miss Ida Sanders of Carrington was in town...

 

History of New Rockford: August 29, 2022

On April 20, 1905, Herbert Treffry returned from his winter “down east.” He had been very sick for two months. Jacob Adam came in from the Kiner area northwest of town on business and to visit....

 

History of New Rockford: August 22, 2022

On the evenings of April 10 and 11, 1905, the Crows appeared at the Opera House, first in “A Soldier’s Sweetheart” and the next evening in “Mavourneen.” John Algeo and Nyles C. Toll of...

 

History of New Rockford: August 15, 2022

Alfred “A.C.” Buck died on April 6, 1905. [His large gray tombstone in Prairie Home Cemetery has a Masonic symbol and vines with leaves carved near the top. The stone rests on a base with the...

 

History of New Rockford: August 8, 2022

On April 1, 1905, the Streeter & Cooling Company began doing business as a corporation with G.W. Streeter, O.G. Cooling, and W.M. Chamberlain as incorporators. The main office was in New Rockford for...

 

History of New Rockford: August 1, 2022

On March 24, 1905, Mrs. A.A. Pettit left for her old home in Iowa where her sister was very ill. John Collins returned from a visit to his old home in New York State. On March 25, George Pincott...

 

History of New Rockford: July 25, 2022

Jennie Grace Foster, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Foster, died on March 19, 1913, and is interred in Prairie Home Cemetery near the graves of her father and mother: Orrin H. Foster,...

 

History of New Rockford: July 18, 2022

On March 16, 1905, G.J. Schwoebel and Marion A. Kasson were married in the bride’s parents’ home in Tacoma, Wash. After the ceremony, the couple left almost immediately on a train bound for North...

 

History of New Rockford: July 11, 2022

The March 10, 1905, “Transcript” stated that O.W. Bauer had retired from the Independent Dray Line and his partner A.J. Larkin had taken over ownership. Bauer was going to concentrate his...

 

History of New Rockford: July 4, 2022

On the evening of Mar. 4, 1905, the Amateur Musical Club presented the following program: “Young Marshall” by Mabel House; “Cricket” by Olive Bennett; “Sleigh Ride” by Pearl Goss and Mrs....

 

History of New Rockford: June 27, 2022

On Mar. 1, 1905, R.M. Kennedy left for St. Paul to be with his son, Harold, when the boy was operated on for his hip disease. During the afternoon of March 2, the high school literary society hosted...

 

History of New Rockford: June 20, 2022

On the evening of Feb. 16, 1905, the New Rockford Orchestra furnished the music for “a large number of our young people” at a dance in the Hotel Davies. The Feb. 17, 1905, “Transcript” had a...

 

History of New Rockford: June 13, 2022

The Feb. 10, 1905, “Transcript” carried a notice for bids for 300 ounces of strychnine for the county up to 2 p.m. March 6. Also, both the county auditor, W.C. Schwoebel and the board of health...

 

History of New Rockford: June 6, 2022

The Feb. 3, 1905, “Transcript” said that recently, Lou Smith [former New Rockford band leader, June 14, 1902-July 28, 1903, and barber, Dec. 1902-July 28, 1903], had died of smallpox in Billings,...

 

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