More Chatt-area news from 1910, as published in The Celina Democrat.
Peter Mertz, of Chattanooga, had his hand crushed. [The Celina Democrat, 2 Sep 1910]
And in the same paper, the birth of a Linn baby boy. [The Celina Democrat, 2 Sep 1910]
Here is an ad for an item you may not recognize.
Waist is an old term I have not heard for a very long time but I remember my mom used to call a blouse or the bodice of a dress a waist. I imagine many of you also remember the word waist used in this manner. [The Celina Democrat, 9 Sep 1910]
Contagious diseases were a problem back then, just as they are today:
School Is Ordered Closed to Stop Spread Diphtheria
The school in district No. 7, Jefferson Township, southwest of this city, was closed this week on account of several cases of diphtheria in the neighborhood. A number of school children are believed to have been exposed and the school board are using every means possible to prevent the spread of the disease. [The Celina Democrat, 14 Oct 1910]
A good professional opportunity in 1910. Interesting that they discuss the field of “wireless” communication even back then.
A Good Position
Can be had by ambitious young men and ladies in the field of “wireless” or railway telegraphy. Since the 8-hour law became effective, and since the wireless companies are establishing stations throughout the country, there is a great shortage of telegraphers. Positions pay beginners from $70 to $90 per month, with good chance of advancement. The National Telegraph Institute operates six official institutes in America, under supervision of R.R and Wireless officials and places all graduates into positions. It will pay you to write them for full details at Cincinnati, O., or Philadelphia, Pa. [The Celina Democrat, 16 Dec 1910]
It has not been that long since the Christmas season. I know because am still storing away Christmas decorations. Below are some items from December 1910.
The announcement for the 1910 Deitsch School District No. 2, Liberty Township, Christmas Program, to be held 22 December 1910 at 7:00 sun time. Another term we don’t often use.
The names of those who would be in the program: Clarence Gehm, Lawrence Kable, Elnora Weinnman, Leroy Koch, Helen Anselman, Glen Koch, Walter Anselman, Zela Anselman, and Ida Anselman. [The Celina Democrat, 16 Dec 1910]
Two Christmas Day weddings and a Christmas Eve wedding in local townships:
Henry L. Leininger and Miss Luella Loree, prominent young people of Liberty township, were wedded at noon Christmas day at the home of the pride’s parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Marion Loree, Rev. A.M. Harvey performing the ceremony making them husband and wife. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Theobold Leininger. [The Celina Democrat, 30 Dec 1910]
Joseph E. Hinton, a well known young pedagogue of Liberty township, and Miss Golda M. Shellabarger, were united in marriage at the home of the bride, in Dublin township, Christmas evening, Rev. A.M. Harvey tying the nuptial knot. [The Celina Democrat, 30 Dec 1910]
I admit that I had to look up the word pedagogue, which is a schoolteacher.
C.E. Irelan and Miss Ethel McClure, well known young Blackcreek township people, were married by Rev. Chas. Bennett, of St. Paul’s Church, in this city, last Saturday morning. The young couple expect to make their future home on a farm near Berne, Ind., but for the present will reside with the groom’s parents. [The Celina Democrat, 30 Dec 1910]
Interesting news in the old newspapers.