Contributed by Cathy_Labath
Description: VariousDate: November Various 1895
Newspaper published in: Davenport
Nov. 5, 1895
Last evening at the family residence, 1308 west Seventh street, Mrs. Mary O'Donnell, an old-time and highly esteemed resident of Davenport, passed from life to death. For sometime past she had been in feeble health and during the past few weeks her condition had been exceedingly critical. Everything, however, that medical skill could devise was done to avert the end, but owing to her advanced age and the severity of the attack death was the victor in the unequal battle, and at the hour of midnight she peacefully passed away. The deceased was a native of County Limerick, Ireland, and was seventy-two years of age. She came to Davenport forty-three years ago and has lived here continuously during all those years. A woman of kindly and sympathetic impulses, she made many warm friends during her long residence in this city and among the wide circle of her acquaintances her death will be generally regretted. The deceased is survived by a son and daughter-James O'Donnell and Mrs. Maria Bennett, both of this city. The funeral will probably take place Thursday morning, although the arrangements have not as yet been completed.
Nov 12, 1895
At the family residence, 2110 Main street, yesterday afternoon occurred the death of John McGuire at the advanced age of eighty-two years. The deceased was born in Ireland but when quite young he crossed the ocean and settled in Canada where he resided until 1851 when he came to Iowa and located in Winfield township. In 1874 Mr. McGuire removed to Davenport which has been his home since that date. His aged wife together with one son and four daughters survive him. The funeral will be held from Sacred Heart Cathedral tomorrow at 9 o'clock and will be followed with interment in St. Marguerite's cemetery.
Nov 30, 1895
District Court News
The Sale of the BIRCHARD farm was scheduled to take place at the court house at two o'clock today. Quite a number of people were present but the sale had not been made at the time of going to press.
The defendant in the case of H.B. CARPENTER vs. William NEUMANN has filed an appeal in the clerk's office. The case originally came up in Justice BLACK's court, CARPENTER claiming $100 from NEUMANN on an alleged debt. A change of venue was taken to Justice LeCLAIRE's court and there judgment was allowedthe defendant for $95.40 and costs. The defendant through his attorney, Alfred CLAUSSEN, immediately gave notice of appeal. J.W. BOLLINGER is attorney for the plaintiff.
Action has been commenced against Charles CROSS and C.B. CROSS for $1000 by A.P. McGUIRK, attorney for SAUNDERS & Son. The cause is given that the defendants purchased fixtures and furniture from them and promised to give the above amount in payment. As they have neglected to do this the suit was brought.
Death Comes Quickly
Mrs. Eleanor TITTERINGTON, one of the oldest settlers in Rock Island county, died suddenly at her home in Buffalo Prairie Wednesday night. During the day she was in her accustomed health and after supper complained of being unwell. She asked her son to call in some neighbors but she expired shortly after his return. The fatal malady was rheumatism of the heart and death followed one hour later she was attacked by it. The deceased was eighty-one years of age and is survived by a son and daughter, ex-Supervisor J.B. TITTERINGTON and Mrs. Robert MONTGOMERY of Rock Island. County Treasurer Fred TITTERINGTON is her nephew. The funeral was held yesterday, the interment being in the Edington cemetery.
Juveniles at Work
P. Ewald JENSEN, one of the factory inspectors of the state of Illinois, was in Moline this week in the line of duty. His mission to our sister city was to ascertain whether the boys under the age of fourteen were employed in any of the factories. At the Plow company's works he found two juveniles under the age limit employed, both being engaged as elevator and door tenders. In the shops others between the age of fourteen and sixteen were found at work, and as they also come under state supervision they were supplied with blanks to prepare the necessary affidavits. On the whole, the state factory inspector discovered but few violations of the factory law in Moline.
Death of a Postal Manager
Willis CROZIER, manager of the Postal Telegraph company at Muscatine, died at his home in that city yesterday. He was taken sick about three weeks ago, his illness at the time being ascribed to inflammation of the bowels. Subsequently, however, it ws ascertained that it was due to an abnormal growth in the region of his stomach. This was removed by a surgical operation and the patient was getting along nicely until he was attacked with pneumonia, which caused his death. CROZIER at one time was the local C.R.I. & P. agent at Downey and his remains will be taken to that place for burial. He leaves a wife and four children.
Thanksgiving Milk Test
Thanksgiving morning was spent by Acting Health Inspector CAMERON in gathering a few samples of milk from the venders with a result that is gratifying to him as well as to the greater number of the milkmen. The test resulted as follows:
John BARGHOLZ...3.8Otto RUCHMA*N...3.2
Wall paper, 3 cents per roll and up at L.W. PETERSEN's; 422 west Third street.