Mrs. J. F. Slawson’s Best Garden

When you’re having a good gardening year, you want to tell someone about it.  The Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri) was happy to listen and to share the news in its June 23, 1910 edition:

One of the Best Gardens She Ever Raised.

Mrs. J. F. Slawson, who lives six miles east of Skidmore, was in town Friday and said that notwithstanding the cold spring, she has one of the best gardens she ever raised.  And that means a good deal, for Mrs. Slawson knows what it takes to make a good garden and generally has one if anyone does.

She says that they had their first mess of potatoes the last day of May and they were good sized, too.  That she has green tomatoes on the vines, has had peas for some time and that her sweet corn is in tassel.

 

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Ben Wertz Visits from Oklahoma

Where would the small town paper be without notices of who visited whom?  In this case, we have a long-lost son of Skidmore, Missouri returning to town, as reported in the June 3, 1910 edition:

Ben F. Wertz Here.

B. F. Wertz of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma was in the city renewing acquaintances with old friends.  Mr. Wertz left this township twenty-six years ago.  He lived four miles west of town and was here long before the town was.  He now lives eight miles from John S. Bilby and his farm joins one of Mr. Bilby’s big Oklahoma ranches.

 

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Ashbrook Abi – Skidmore Standard 1899-11-10

The following is an index entry from the Index to the Skidmore Standard, August 1898 – December 1899.  Short entries are transcribed in the “Notes or transcript” field, while longer articles are summarized.  To obtain a copy of longer articles, contact your library’s Interlibrary Loan department or the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Last name, company name or subject:  Ashbrook

First name:  Abi

Middle name or initial:  

Title:  

Article title:  

Notes or transcript:  “Abi Ashbrook of Skidmore visited the Valley school, Friday.”

Newspaper:  Skidmore Standard

Date (YYYY-MM-DD):  1899-11-10

Volume:  5

Issue:  29

Page:  8

Column:  1

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Ashbrook John – Skidmore Standard 1899-08-11

The following is an index entry from the Index to the Skidmore Standard, August 1898 – December 1899.  Short entries are transcribed in the “Notes or transcript” field, while longer articles are summarized.  To obtain a copy of longer articles, contact your library’s Interlibrary Loan department or the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Last name, company name or subject:  Ashbrook

First name:  John

Middle name or initial:  

Title:  

Article title:  

Notes or transcript:  “John Ashbrook and his sister, Miss Susie, are visiting in Quitman.”

Newspaper:  Skidmore Standard

Date (YYYY-MM-DD):  1899-08-11

Volume:  5

Issue:  16

Page:  4

Column:  4

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Ashford B E – Skidmore Standard 1899-10-13

The following is an index entry from the Index to the Skidmore Standard, August 1898 – December 1899.  Short entries are transcribed in the “Notes or transcript” field, while longer articles are summarized.  To obtain a copy of longer articles, contact your library’s Interlibrary Loan department or the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Last name, company name or subject:  Ashford

First name:  B

Middle name or initial:  E

Title:  

Article title:  

Notes or transcript:  Article reporting the jury selection for the murder trial of Caleb Jesse, who was accused of killing Frank Griffin.

Newspaper:  Skidmore Standard

Date (YYYY-MM-DD):  1899-10-13

Volume:  5

Issue:  25

Page:  4

Column:  2

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Aber Elder – Skidmore Standard 1899-09-08

The following is an index entry from the Index to the Skidmore Standard, August 1898 – December 1899.  Short entries are transcribed in the “Notes or transcript” field, while longer articles are summarized.  To obtain a copy of longer articles, contact your library’s Interlibrary Loan department or the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Last name, company name or subject:  Aber

First name:  

Middle name or initial:  

Title:  Elder

Article title:  

Notes or transcript:  “Elder Aber will preach next Lord’s Day at the Christian church instead of on the 3d Lord’s Day. Please take notice.”

Newspaper:  Skidmore Standard

Date (YYYY-MM-DD):  1899-09-08

Volume:  5

Issue:  20

Page:  4

Column:  4

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