News: Lindsey (17 Apr 1914)

Contact: Betty Comstock


Surnames: Peckham, Robinson, Broker, Hahm, Sveck, Vroman, Johnson, Sager, Snyder, Whites, Anderson, Grady, Prest, Crouche Loveses

-----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.) 04/17/1914

Rev. Peckham filled his appointments at Lindsey Easter Sunday and the Sunday school had an Easter program.

Warren Robinson returned to his school at Grand Rapids, Friday of last week after spending his vacation at home.

Mabel Broker was home over Easter from her school at Marshfield.

Ed Hahm is home from his duties at Wausau for a short time.

Mr. and Mrs. Sveck living east of this place, mourn the death of their 13 year old son who was buried at Bakerville Wednesday of last week.

The stork made Lindsey another visit last Sunday and presented Mr. and Mrs. Otto Vroman with a nine pound baby girl.  Mother and baby are doing fine at last report.

H.H. Johnson is said to be very sick from heart trouble.

Lindsey’s school teacher, Miss Helen Sager went last Saturday to her home at Stevens Point for a week because of sickness.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Snyder of Grand Rapids are visiting at J.W. Whites were of Lindsey; also Miss Grace Anderson of La Crosse.

Will Grady moved his family to Lindsay last Tuesday and occupies the Stratford place.  He is going to be one of the section crew.

The saddest item to report is the destruction by fire of A.J. Prest’s house and entire contents.  Between the hours of twelve and one o’clock Tuesday night the family were awakened by fire and smoke to find the lower part of the house all in flames and all possible egress by the stairway cut off, the exit being to jump from the upper windows and this they were obliged to do without any time for planning where to lite, and that too clothed only in their night attire.  Mr. Prest hurt his shoulder and got a bruise on his hip.  Fred sprained an ankle so badly he was unable to walk and Mrs. Prest had one leg badly fractured, her back badly hurt and both wrists badly blistered, while Harland and Robin escaped injury.  Harland ran to the nearest neighbors Crouche’s and Mr. Crouch got others to his assistance and as speedily as possible Mrs. Prest and Fred were gotten to Crouch’s house and Dr. Loveses called to relieve the suffering which rendered much temporary relief.            



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