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December 2, 1925
Sudden Death William Ebling
For many years one of the old pioneer residents of Washoe, County, Nevada, but
for the past several years a resident of this place, died suddenly yesterday
morning at his home in the north part of town. He was down town Monday evening
and complained of feeling ill and feared that he might be taking pneumonia, and
yesterday morning Thos. Jones went to his home to see how he was. He found him
to be a very sick man and immediately brought his wife and went after Dr.
Kennedy, leaving Mrs. Jones, who is a professional nurse, working with the
patient, but in a few minutes the end came. A jury was empanelled and the
verdict was that the deceased came to his death from natural cause, which as
near as could be ascertained was caused by the hardening of the arteries of the
heart. Wm Ebling was a man well liked and has no relatives in this state. He was
a member of Paradise Lodge of Odd Fellows in Nevada. The time for his funeral
has not been announced, but it will be conducted under the auspices of the
Cedarville Lodge No. 249.
"Scotty" Answers Last Call
George Brand, an aged man familiarly known as "Scotty" Brand, died last Saturday
morning at the Hotel Surprise, where he was taken for medical treatment about a
week ago. George Brand was born in Scotland, and was aged about eighty-three
years. As a young man he came to American, and settled in Nevada in the year
1857 and was a resident of Washoe County over forty years, working at ranching
and sheep herding. He was chiefly employed by the Gerlach Live Stock Company.
During the last decade, he was practically a pensioner at Lost Creek Ranch,
owned by the Gerlach Co. The deceased left no relatives in this country and the
funeral was held from the Cedarville Church last Sunday afternoon with interment
in the local cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. M. J. Williams, in
the presence of a party of friends, who had known "Scotty" as an honest, trust
worthy, intelligent and industrious employee of the Gerlach Co. for years.
Arthur Pepperdine plead guilty to the charge of embezzlement of County funds and
was last week sentenced to a term of from one to ten years in the penitentiary.
Jack Hayes has been quite ill with pneumonia during the past week, but at this
writing, we understand that he is holding his own with the dreaded disease.
Simon Bennett and George S. Miller returned last week from a six weeks' visit to
Connecticut and made their return trip by auto. They report a pleasant time and
made the journey home in 27 days.
Dan Devaney was thrown from a bucking horse while at Badger last Wednesday and
was badly bruised, as the horse kicked him as he fell. He was brought to
Cedarville for medical treatment and is getting along as well as could be
expected. Luckily, no bones were broken.
Robert E. McCulley, of this place and Mrs. Vesta Davis, of Likely, were married
at Redding, Cal., last Thursday. Bob, as he is familiarly called is one of the
hustling young farmers of this place and has a host of warm friends who wish him
and his bride all the happiness and prosperity possible as they travel over the
rugged pathway of life.
December 9, 1925
In Cedarville, Cal., December 6, 1925, to the wife of Harvey Chase, a 10 pound
daughter - Eula Belle Chase.
Chris Hansen was at Alturas yesterday taking his mother, Mrs. Mary Hansen over.
Mrs. Hansen was on her way to Huntington Beach to spend the winter with her
daughter, Mrs. B. E. Warrens. Her many friends here wish her a pleasant visit
and safe return.
At Alturas, Cal., December 7, 1925, Wm. Mullins and Miss Lila Hanks, both of
this place. The Record extends hearty congratulations to its young friends and
wishes them boundless happiness and prosperity as they journey through life.
Jack Pierce, the 17 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pierce, of Likely, Cal.,
died Sunday while enroute to Reno for an operation for appendicitis. Jack was a
bright young man and was member of the Senior Class in the Modoc County High
School. His funeral was held at Likely yesterday.
Regarding the article in last week's record relating to the Pepperdine case, we
are informed that it was incorrect in that the article stated some attorneys
prevailed upon Pepperdine to fight the case. As a matter of fact, he was charged
with two crimes, that of grand larceny and embezzlement. The former charge was
the one to be contested, but it was dismissed, and he plead guilty to the
A large number of people were present to attend the funeral of Wm Ebling last
Friday afternoon. He was a native of Germany and was aged about seventy years
and came to Paradise Valley, Nevada about thirty-nine years and a couple of
years later moved to Virgin Valley, and lived in that part of the country until
a few years ago when he came to this place, where he has since resided. He was
the last of his family and having no relatives, he left a will, making a number
of small bequests to several of his old friends, but bequeathing the bulk of his
possessions to John Largent, of Lake City.
December 16, 1925
Weds Woodland Man Woodland, cal. Dec. 10 - Hugh Cave, 76, pioneer of Yolo County
and for years deputy Sheriff of Yolo County, yesterday surprised even the
members of his family by taking unto himself a wife in Ida May Herron, 65, of
Fort Bidwell, Cal. The joint ages of the twain united by Justice of the Peace,
R. W. Harrison, is 141 years. Cave is a property owner of Woodland, and has long
sought a housekeeper to look after and keep up his Woodland home. Failing, he
started forth in search of a helpmate to be his companion in his relining days.
Mr. and Mrs. Cave will reside in woodland. They are away on their honeymoon.
A Tragedy At Adin
A frightful accident occurred at Adin last Friday evening, which resulted in the
death of Miss Theresa Auble and badly burned two other young ladies. It seems
that the High School pupils were preparing to present a play in the High School
building that evening and Miss Auble lighted a gasoline lamp which exploded and
burning her so severely that she died on Saturday, and also severely burning the
other girls mentioned. The sad tragedy call forth expression of deepest sympathy
throughout the county and their heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved
ones, in their hour of overwhelming sorrow.
Mrs. D. A. Cunningham slipped and fell one day last week, spraining her elbow
Married At Alturas, Cal., Dec. 13th, 1925, Mrs. Gertie Dunn to Alfred Warmack,
both of Cedarville, Cal.
Rumor has it that Oscar Barnum was married at Alturas yesterday to Miss Eva
Knight. If the report be true, we extend heartfelt congratulations to the young
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Adams received a wire announcing the illness of their
daughter, Mrs. Everett Wilson at Sacramento and Mrs. Adams at once left for that
Thos Jones, Sr., is reported on the sick list this week.
December 23, 1925
A Narrow Escape
Last Monday morning Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Robinson, Dr. M. R. Kennedy, and Paul
Robinson left here for Lakeview in their Sedan, where they were taking Paul to
undergo and operation for appendicitis, and when near harry Ward's place the car
skidded and turned over on its side. The accident was the result of slippery
roads, and while chains were on all four wheels, the car could not be kept from
skidding. Fortunately, none of the occupants were hurt, though the car was
somewhat damaged, and the party returned here.
Dr. Kennedy performed a surgical operation on Paul Robinson yesterday morning
and removed a badly infected appendix that has been troubling him for some time.
Mrs. Thos D. Jones assisted in the operation and we are pleased to state that
the patient is getting along nicely.
L. N. Pabst has been on the sick list the past week but is now able to attend to
In Cedarville, Cal., Dec. 21, 1925, to Mr. and Mrs. John P. Reynolds, a son -
Eugene Rolley Reynolds.
Marx Gosch, 81, one of the pioneer settlers in the Canby section died last week
and was buried at Alturas Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Hotchkiss returned last week from Chico, where they went to
attend the funeral of Mrs. Hotchkiss' sister who died suddenly as couple of
weeks ago and report things looking well in the Sacramento Valley.
December 30, 1925
A Successful Operation
Paul Robinson who underwent a surgical operation for appendicitis last week is
getting along nicely and was able to be brought to his home yesterday. The
success of the operation and his speedy recovery reflects much credit on Dr.
Kennedy as a surgeon and also Mrs. Thos D. Jones, who was his nurse. Aside from
being a skillful physician, Dr. Kennedy is an especially expert surgeon, which
brings to mind the thought that if a suitable place could be arranged for
performing operations there would be no need for any of our people going
elsewhere for that purpose, as the Dr. and Mrs. Jones form a good hospital corp,
and all patients could place themselves in their hands with the utmost
confidence in the success of final results.
Marion Rinehart is reported ill with pneumonia.
"Grandpa" Mickle is reported somewhat ill this week.