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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 20, 1941)
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THic DAYS OF
Fifty-Five Years Ago
The Frontier, Oct. 28, 1886
John McNichols, our village
M.,r-,nal, has leased Moff'tt’i;
livery bam and is now in possess
The Catholic fair at the rink
this week has been well attend
ed and liberally patronized.
Died, at his home near Leonie,
on Saturday, October 23, John
McClellan, aged 70 years. He had
been a resident of the county for
The Frontier, Nov. 4, 1886
Republicans carried the c unty
at the last election with the ex
oeption of county attorney, N. B.
Chapman, Atkinson, defeating
John Trommershausser, Ewing,
republican candidate John M
McDonough, editor of The Tri
bune, was defeated fo*- The staH
senate by A. N. Robbins of Valley
«*.•' uty The court./ went re
publican by about 350.
The Frontier, Nov. 11, 1886
Pat Biglin is enjoying himself
kughly at his old home in
John McBride, Patrick Hagerty
and Father Cassidy went ,to Om
aha Monday to incorporate the
ehurch here and to attend to other
The Frontier, Nov. 18, 1886
The blizzard had the regular
eld trade-mark. It was geniune.
The stage drivers throughout
the county had a difficult time
making their trips this week.
Col. Woodward and wife are in
O’Neill this week getting out the
first issue of the Chambers
Journal, the work being done in
On last Sunday John Mc
Nichols and Miss Mary Wynn,
both of O’Neill, were married at
the residence of the bride’s par
! ents, the Rev. Father Engelber
. ger, of Atkinson officiating.
Monday evening ushered in one
| of the worst blizzards for this
time of year we have seen in six
I year’s residence in Nebraska. It
lasted until Wednesday after
noon and stopped all trains foi
several hours. Much warner
Fifty Years Apo
The Frontier, Oct. 22, 1891
Dr. B. T. Trueblood' came u
from the southern part of thf i
state and has opened an office I
here for the practice of his pro
A good road from O’Neill tc
Spencer is needed for the reaso:
that Fort Randall is only a few
miles away. Forty-five year:
later we got the road—Editor.
The Frontier Oct. 28, 1891
The entire front page of thi:
issue is taken up with politic
The populists entered the rin;
and a battle royal was on for the
votes of Holt county citizens.
The Short Line was sold t<
Sioux City parties at the sale las
week and the road is now office
ially the Souix City, O’Neill anc
Western. It is hoped the road wil
The Frontier, Nov. 5, 1891
At the election the republican
ticket was elected in its entirety
in one of the bitterest campaign’,
ever held in the county, with the
exception of county Judge, which
the pops secured. Other candi
dates were elected with majori
ties ranging from 400 to 50.
Jacob S. Hoffman and Miss Eve
Kellar were united in marriage at
the home of her parents, Mr. am
Mrs. J. S. Kellar north of
Chambers last Thursday.
The Frontier, Nov. 12, 1891
The Frontier has been unable
to get any definite figures on the
Boyd County election, but we
understand that everything has
gone democratic, except on the
Judge, and Butte is declared the
permanent county seat.
The Frontier, Nov. 19, 1891
District Court has been in sess
ion since Monday, with Judge
Kinkaid presiding. Judge Crites
came down Tuesday morning and
will occupy the bench until
The Item, Oct. 15, 1891
At the meeting of the fire de
partment Tuesday evening, J. C.
Smoot was elected chief.
The Item, Oct.. 22, 1891
Mr. Sample went west Sunday
night to Butte to open up a bank.
The second ball given by the
Eagle club at the rink last Friday
evening was a grand sucess.
Tuesday night at 11:30 the city
was aroused by the fire alarm. In
a very short time the fire com
pany, accompanied by several
citizens, arrived at the scene of
the fire. The fire was in a little
2x4 stable belonging to a house of
ill repute in east O’Neill.
The'Item, Nov. 19, 1891
The Merry jingle of sleigh bells
could be heard on our streets
the first of the week.
The repulican club organized
Tuesday night, elected the follow
officers. President. A. L. Towle;
vice president, G. C. liazlcit and
L. T. Shanner secretary, George
Foity Years Ago
The Frontier, Oct 3, 1901
All Holt county papers are fill
ed these weeks with political
articles, the residents of the
county Iw'inc engaged in a fierce
political be ' the republican
battle cry, “< ■ the Laud Grab
Jack McMa us, for severa'
years ri'ht ’and mat a1 the
lumber yearrl of O. O. Snyder
and Co., ha",bought an intere ' r
the Peeler Hardware store and i
now with Mr. Peeler in the store
A very pretty wedding tod
place at the Episcopal chape'
Tuesday evening, when Miss Le>-|
tie Gillespie and H. O. Jackso 1
wore joined in the holy bonds of
The Frontier, Nov. 7, 1901
The election is over and the re 1
nublicans swept the county C
E Hall was electc 1 sheriff, E
Gilmour, County Clerk. Populi
candidate for county treasurer, P
J. Cronin was elected and tb
populist candidate for count>
judge and the pooulist randirla.c
for County Superintendent were
re-elected. The republicans elecl
ed five of the seven members of
the County board.
The Frontier, Nov. 14, 1901
George Weingartnnr has hi
new building on Fourth stree
completed and now occupies thr
same with his restaurant.
John Reddy died at his home
in Knox county last week and th
funeral was held in this city today
He was one of the pioneer re
sidents of this county.
The Frontier, Nov. 22, 1901
Mrs. J. A. Meals left for Om
aha Monday, to meet Mr. Meal
and son, who arrived in Omaha
Monday from Alaska. They ar
rived in O’Neill last evening.
Thirty Years Ago
The Frontier, Nov. 9, 1911
R. R. Dickson was elected Dis
trict judge last Tuesday, over E.
H. Whelan with majority of S'7
votes in the district. S. F. Mc
Nichols was elected County Clerk
John A. Harmon, Clerk of the
district Court, M. R. Sullivan,
County treasurer, Tom Carlon.
County judge and H. D. Grady
The Frontier, Nov. 10, 1911
F. J. Biglia left Tuesday morn
ing for Columbus, where he goe;
to take the management of a
large fumiature and undertaking
W. H. Hodgkin, who graduated
from the law department of the
state university last spring, has
opened a law office in the rooms
of Judge Kinkaid over the Ne
braska State bank.
The first of the week Joe Mann
entered into a contract with the
firm of Morris, Mann & Reilly of
Chicago and will enter their em
ploy January L__
Copper on the March!
Now, as never before, the nation is de
pending on copper. It is used in defense
weapons and telephone lines, and there
is no known substitute.
The demands for copper are so great
that soon none may be available for build
ing additional telephone lines except as
needed for national defense.
The situation already is such that,
in many localities, it is not possible
to provide all customers with just
the type of telephone service wanted,
and there may ba delays on some
long distance calls.
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Twenty Years Ago
The Frontier, Oct. 27, 1921
Roy C. Ross, one of the several
O’Neill boys to make the supreme
sacrifice in the great World War,
was buried Sunday afternoon with
highest Military honors, the fun
eral which was held from the
Knights of Columbus hall, being
under the auspices of the Amer
The funeral of Dominic Mc
Dermott, who died at his rsidence
in the city Tuesday October 18
wras held Saturday from St. Pat
rick’s church. He came to the
county in 1879.
The Frontier, Nov. 3, 1921
Wesley T. Evans, proprietor of
the Hotel Golden and one of the
best loved artd most esteemed
f itizens of O’Neill, died this Thurs
day evening at his apartment in
the Hotel Golden, after an illness
of several weeks.
Mary Morrison, widow of Phil
lip Morrison, died at her home in
this city Tuesday morning.
The Frontier, Nov. 10, 1921
The first snow of the fall sea
son fell Monday night. It was a
mere trace however..
The Frontier, Nov. 17, 1921
A nine pound boy arrived at the
country home of Mr. and Mrs. C.
F. McKenna early Wednesday
Richard J. Jennings, one of the
very early settlers of this vicinity
died at his home in this city Tues
day morning, after an extended
illness. He was nearly 71 years
Ten Years Ago
The Frontier, Nov. 5, 1921
John Grutsch, a pioneer of the
Honey Creek country northwest
of O’Neill, was found dead at his
home last evening. He had been
living alone. He was 80 years of
The Frontier, Nov. 19, 1931
Archie Bowen went to Gre
gory, S. D., Thursday last return
ing Saturday. He has merchandise
interests there that require his
Workmen were moving in
their equipment yesterday to re
paint and decorate the interior
of the Court house.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Biglin and
son, Joe and C. E. Stout attended
the flower show in Norfolk Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Bishop of
Kansas City ,Mo., visited at the
home of Mrs. 'Bishop’s sister,
Mr.s O. M. Here Sunday and
Monday. They were enroute to
Rapid City to get Mr. Bishop’s
mother, Mrs. Frank Bishop, who
accompanied them home.
Mrs. John Archer, Mrs. J. P.
Spittler and Mrs. Lyle Dierks
came up from Ewing Tuesday
evening to attend the Catholic
Daughter party at the Golden
The Catholic Daughters had a
social meeting Tuesday evening
at the Golden Hotel. There were
nine tables of bridge and Mrs.
Norb Uhl won high, Mrs. M. J.
Wallace low and Mrs. Howard
Bauman all cut. A delicious
lunch was served by the hostesses
who were: Mrs. James Corkle,
Mrs. Dan Sullivan, Mrs. Leo Car
ney, Mrs. Ambrose Rohde, Mrs.
Lod Janousek, Mrs. John Dono
hoe, Mrs. Ann Jordan and Mrs.
The Misses Bernadette Brennan
and Genevieve Biglin were in
Norfolk last Thursday.
E. A. Dimmitt left Friday for
Scottsbluffs to visit relatives. |
Mr. and Mrs. Carl James, Mr.
and Mrs. Melvin Johnson and
Mr. and Mrs. John Donohoe spent
the week-end in Omaha.
Miss Helen Fitzgerald, who has
been employed as a visitor in the
Holt county Assistance office, left
Wednesday for Grand Island
where she will be employed in
the Hall county Assistance office.
Mrs. Frank Fallon and daughter,
Mary, Mrs. Don Enright and Mrs.
Nettie Dunhaver went to Sioux
City Monday. They returned on
Tuesday and Mrs. Dunhaver’s
sister, Miss Margaret Gorman, re
turned with them for a visL a
Mrs. Dunhaver’s home.
Mrs. Max Golden entertained
the Martez Club Tuesday evening
at 7:00 o’clock dinner at the M M
cafe and cards at her home. Mrs.
Ira Moss, Mrs. Ed Campbell and
Mrs. Max Golden won the prizes.
The Harty Laundry are oper
ating again after being closed
down last week while tney weie
installing their new steam boiler,
stoker and other equipment.
Mrs. John L. Quiz was in Nor
folk Tuesday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. West of
Scotia, visited their daughter. Miss
Doris Mae West and Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Miller Monday.
Nov. 27 |
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