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Big Valley Gazette
Contributed by Billie_Reynolds

Description: December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1903

Date: December 1903

Newspaper published in: Bieber


Hale Ricketts, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Ricketts, and Miss Jessie Eades, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Eades, were married at the home of the brides parents, Sunday noon, Rev. Mr. Perks being the officiating minister. After congratulations were extended to the newly married couple, an elegant wedding dinner was served by the hostess and the young couple then started for Pleasant Butte, in the lower end of this valley, where they will make their home. The bride and groom were born and raised in this valley and have a host of friends, who we join in sincere congratulations and best wishes for a happy and prosperous life.

The Cedarville Record says that Mrs. May Yates (nee Lighty) has retired from the Alturas New Era, for sometime, having leased here interest in the paper to R. L. Sloss, who is now monarch of all he surveys, in the Era plant.

R. L. Shinn left for Sacramento on Monday morning. He may conclude to locate in that city and enter the law office of his brother, A. L. Shinn, who is one of the most prominent and successful lawyers in Sacramento. Lassen Mail


McKENZIE Near Bieber, Cal., Dec 1st, 1903, to the wife of A. W. McKenzie, a son


RICKETTS EADES Near Lookout, Cal., Nov 29, 1903, Hale Ricketts and Miss Jessie Eades, Rev. H. Perks, officiating.

The Redding Free Press says: Miss Nettie Vinyard, teacher of the Pit River School and Miss Etta Vinyard, teach of the Pittville School, returned Thursday morning to their respective schools. The young ladies are twins and look so much alike, that they could trade schools and no one would by the wiser.


Word reached here Sunday from New Pine Creek that E. H. Gibbins had succumbed to that dread disease, typhoid pneumonia and he sank to his rest that morning at 15 minutes past eleven oclock.
Deceased had resided here for a number of years and had a host of friends who sincerely regret his untimely taking off. His wife and children survive him and to them our sincere sympathy is extended at the great loss, they sustained by the death of a beloved husband and father. (1:3)

On Thanksgiving Day, a very pretty wedding occurred at the home of the brides brother at Clover Swale, this county, at which N. S. Kresge and Miss Laura L. Miller were made man and wife, the Rev. Harry Perks performing the ceremony.
The relatives on both sides being present made quite a large party to which a bountiful feast was served. The afternoon was enlivened by music and singing.
Mr. Kresge has built a nice home in Adin, but at present, the young couple will live at Stone Coal.
They were the recipients of many useful presents. Adin Argus

Frank Leventon and wife came down from Canby last Thursday evening. They were on the way to Susanville to prove up on their timber claims.

Charles Fortier, owner of the Fisher place on the west side of the valley, accompanied by William Leeper, arrived from Glenn County last Thursday evening. After remaining here a couple of days, they returned home. Mr. Leeper was examining the Fisher place with a view of buying it.

R. L. Shinn returned from his visit to Sacramento last Monday evening. While in the Capitol City, he concluded arrangements to take a place in the law office of his brother, A. L. Shinn, who now has a lucrative and growing practice and will leave here with his family as soon as he is able to settle his business affairs here. We shall miss Bob from our councils; he has been one of us so long that we hate to see him go and we hope that he and his, may be prosperous and happy in their new home. Lassen Advocate


Mrs. Martha Loomis has purchased a residence in Susanville and moved to that town for the winter.

Word reached here that Mr. Ira Mecum is seriously ill at his home in San Francisco. We hope to be able to chronicle his speedy recovery.

Jake Coney took his departure for San Francisco Monday morning. Jake left many friends behind who regret his leaving here, but wish him prosperity in what he may undertake.

Mrs. George W. Elliott with her daughter, Miss Georgia, left last Thursday morning for Tulare County, where they will visit relatives during the winter; Mrs. Elliott having several brothers living there.

Word reached here yesterday morning that Joe Wilson was accidentally killed in the woods near Hayden Hill by a tree falling on him. He was from Illinois and a comparative stranger in this section. (1:3)

A. M. Green was here from Lookout Sunday, having fully recovered from a severe attack of erysipelas.

R. L. Grider and wife left last Friday for San Francisco, where they expect to make their future home.

Jesse D. Carr, well known throughout this northern country, died at his home in Salinas last Saturday morning. (1:4)


A. L. Putney left Monday morning for Iron Mountain with a view of looking into the advisability of locating there.

Frank Packwood, who has been in the lower country for the past two or three months, returned home Sunday evening on the Redding stage.

The Alturas papers say that there is a probability of one or two more papers starting in that town in the near future and the Plaindealer comments that it is a good field (?) as the papers there are about to retire with a competency.

Harv Wilcox came up from Hat Creek yesterday on a visit to his sister, Mrs. L. W. Simpson.

Arad Way came in from Secret Valley last Saturday evening to spend the holidays with his folks.

J. A. Carmichael and C. Philliber left here Monday morning with M. A. Carmichael for the Soldiers Home at San Monica. The old gentleman has been confined to his bed for the past five months and the change will, no doubt, be a great benefit to him.

Mrs. J. Snell left for San Francisco last week to assist her daughter, Mildred, during Mr. Mecum's illness.

We are glad to learn that Ira Mecum, whom we reported seriously ill in our last issue, is slowly recovering.

Guy Moss, who went to San Francisco last Fall to attend business college, returned home last evening, as his health was quite poor while in the city. He will return next fall to resume his studies.

Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Steiger, who live on the Talbot ranch, near Adin, are in this part of the valley today. They formerly lived in Vacaville, in Solano County, but have concluded to locate in this valley permanently.


RUCKER Near Lookout, Cal., Dec 17, 1903, to the wife of W. G. Rucker, a 11 pound son
(It is needless to say the Ruck is pleased)

STRATTON Near Bieber, Cal., Dec 19, 1903, to the wife of G. J. Stratton, a son

Just after Mrs. Gibbins had returned from the burial of her husband at New Pine Creek on Monday of last week, she received a telegram from Woodland stating that her sister, Mrs. Ella Kellogg, had died at that place at 11 oclock a. m. of that day. Mrs. Kellogg had been a sufferer from heart trouble and her death was very sudden. He husband preceded her to the grave about a year. Mrs. Gibbins was named executrix of Mrs. Kelloggs estate and will be compelled to soon depart for Woodland in the interest of the estate. Alturas New Era (5:1)


Robert Hillman was here from Willow Creek last night.

Park Johnson was here Sunday from his home on Willow Creek.

William Daunhouser of Alturas was a visitor here several days last week.

Miss Stella Ricketts went to Clover Swale last Friday morning to nurse Mrs. Miller.

Mrs. T. P. Ford, who has been visiting below for several months, returned to Adin last evening.

The will of the late Jesse D. Carr, which was filed for probate on the 19th inst., disposes of real estate, personal property and money of the aggregate value of over $750,000.
It devises to each of his five grandchildren, 200 shares of capital stock of the Jesse D. Carr Land and Live Stock Company of Modoc County, to a number of his old friends and to the M. E. Church, South, of Salinas, the aggregate sum of $6400; to Alisal Lodge, No. 165, I.O.O.F., for its Widows and Orphans Fund, the Sum of $1000, and the residue of his estate to his three children, share and share alike.
These three children are Larkin W. Carr, of Salinas, Mrs. Jesse D. Seale and John S. Carr of San Francisco. The following are appointed as executors without bonds: Mrs. Jesse D. Seale, of San Francisco, Larkin W. Carr, of Salinas, J. C. Franks, of San Francisco and Harry Winham, of Salinas.


MORROW LOVELAND At Susanville, Cal., December 29, 1903, Tip Morrow to Mrs. Rose Loveland


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