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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,...

 

History of New Rockford: May 30, 2022

On the evening of Jan. 24, 1905, former Eddy County residents Katie (Mrs. Thomas) Turner and Nellie E. Buck were installed as Past Chief of Honor and Usher, respectively, at the meeting of the Barlow...

 

History of New Rockford: May 23, 2022

To continue from last week: On Jan. 16, 1905, W.C. Hayes died. He was born in New York State and lived in Pennsylvania 10 years before moving to Dakota Territory in 1882, arriving at Bartlett via the...

 

History of New Rockford: May 16, 2022

On Jan. 10, 1905, the Eddy County Commission appointed W.C. Dresser as vice president and Dr. Charles MacLachlan as superintendent of the county board of health, and C.J. Maddux and Dr. Charles...

 

History of New Rockford: May 9, 2022

The Jan. 6, 1905, “Transcript” carried ads for or mentioned the following: “The New Rockford Transcript,” (A.C. Olsen, publisher and editor) [since 1883]; Thos. Ose Hardware [since 1901];...

 

History of New Rockford: May 2, 2022

The Dec. 30, 1904, “Transcript” stated that the following had been elected as officers at the last meeting of the New Rockford Camp #2214, Modern Woodmen of America: Venerable Counsel—W.E....

 

History of New Rockford: April 25, 2022

The Dec. 23, 1904, “Transcript” School Notes indicated where the teachers would spend the holidays: Miss Carolyn Trainor was going to Manfred, N.D., with her sister Miss Sarah Trainor. Miss Edith...

 

History of New Rockford: April 18, 2022

On the evening of Dec. 16, 1904, the Yeomen Lodge elected officers: Foreman, W.O. Baird; Correspondent, J.N. Kunkel; Master of Ceremonies, Viola Woodward; Master of Accounts, Donald Niven; Physician,...

 

History of New Rockford: April 11, 2022

The Dec. 9, 1904, “Transcript” carried some School Notes written by the English Class: Lloyd Beardsley had been absent almost the entire week with illness. Each day after 4 p.m. an advanced...

 

History of New Rockford: April 4, 2022

On Dec. 1, 1904, H.H. Carr leased the New Rockford Creamery; he had managed it the previous two years. Mrs. Thomas Kellington’s mother arrived from Valley City to spend the holidays with her and...

 

History of New Rockford: March 28, 2022

On the evening of Nov. 24, 1904, there was a Grand Ball in the Opera House; Dr. C.J. McNamara, Mr. Algeo, and O.B. Tausen, all of Barlow, attended. After visiting their many friends, R.J. Howden and...

 

History of New Rockford: March 21, 2022

On Nov. 17, 1904, Chris C. Hanson came in on business and to visit from southeast of town. Mrs. Dick Bohmbach and daughter left for a visit with her parents in St. Joseph, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. William Cor...

 

History of New Rockford: March 14, 2022

A Nov. 10, 1904, report showed the following: The Bank of New Rockford, Ernest S. Severtson, cashier, had resources (assets) of $176,152.00, up $59,074.31 from the $117,077.69 of Sept. 6. Checking...

 

History of New Rockford: March 7, 2022

On Nov. 4, 1904, a group of boys went swimming in the James River. Olof Barkland was down from the Sheyenne Valley on business and to visit. He had sold his farm to people from Illinois and was...

 

History of New Rockford: Feb. 28, 2022

On Oct. 29, 1904, William Thorn sold 17 head of cattle, steers, milch cows, and calves at the rear of Davies’ livery stable. F.C. Davies was the auctioneer. Whiteman & Prader pulled in their big...

 

History of New Rockford: Feb. 21, 2022

On Oct. 19, 1904, the train brought in Mrs. I.J. Mills of Louisiana and Mrs. Emma Payne of Adel, Iowa, to visit their sister Mrs. F.P. Roush. That evening a farewell reception for Rev. and Mrs. C.F....

 

History of New Rockford: Feb. 14, 2022

Gleanings from the back issues of the “Transcript” on the life of Nellie Davidson Streeter, 1883-1904, whose death I wrote about last week: Nellie Davidson was doing public recitations when she...

 

History of New Rockford: Feb. 7, 2022

On Oct. 10 and 11, 1904, Bessie Phillips was in from eastern Eddy County to shop and visit. On Oct. 11, Frank Parker was in from the Tiffany Flats for supplies. George Curtis was in on business from...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 31, 2022

On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 2, 1904, McHenry merchant R.H. Howden came over for a couple days for business, and Mrs. Annie Oliver came over from that community for a visit of several days. At 8 p.m...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 24, 2022

Around Sept. 26, 1904, Leslie’s telephone line was transferred to the “Central” location in Babcock and Bucklin’s drug store, making a total of five such lines in the “Central” office. On...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 17, 2022

At 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, 1904, Phillips Academy principal L.J. Aldrich preached at the Smith schoolhouse in the Sheldon district on “Success in Life.” At 7 p.m., the Epworth League held...

 

History of New Rockford: Jan. 10, 2022

On Sept. 10, 1904, the following were named to the County Republican Central Committee: Dr. Charles MacLachlan, New Rockford; John Schaefer, Tiffany; Joseph Christ, Hall; J.J. Anderson, Dutee; H.B....

 

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