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From: Dee Sardoc <>
Subject: [NORCAL] Hanford, Kings Co., CA -- 25 December 1894
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 12:20:21 -0800

Hanford Journal
Hanford, Kings Co., California
Tuesday, 25 DECEMBER 1894

BIRTH -- STANLEY -- Near Armona, Cal., Dec. 15th, 1894, to the wife of J.M. STANLEY, a daughter.

BIRTH -- CONE -- Near Hanford, Cal., Dec. 21, 1894, to the wife of E.W. CONE, a son.

BIRTH -- WOODRUFF -- In Hanford, Cal., Dec. 22, 1894, to the wife of W.T. WOODRUFF, a daughter.

BIRTH -- ALLEN -- Near Hanford, Cal., Dec. 20, 1894, to the wife of Wm. T. ALLEN, a son.

DEATH -- MARTIN -- In Hanford, Cal., Dec. 24, 1894, of typhoid malarial fever, Benjamin F. MARTIN, aged 22 years, 6 months.
[Deceased was a native of this county, having been born in Lemoore. He was a sober and industrious young man and had been in the employ of J.H. BOX for a long time, and was well thought of. The funeral took place at 10 o'clock this forenoon and the remains were interred in the Lemoore cemetery.]

DEATH -- KREPS -- Near Huron, Cal., Dec. 23, 1894, infant daughter of Jacob and Mary KREPS.
[The funeral takes place at Lemoore at 2 o'clock today.]


-The mother, brother and sister of Harvey and Charley REED, of Remnoy, arrived recently to spend the winter with them, and gave the latter a most agreeable surprise.

-2 brothers of Mrs. G.X. WENDLING arrived in Hanford last Thursday, to enjoy the holidays with their relatives here. They are F.G. and C.M. CROSS, from Neodisha, Kansas.

-A.W. GRAY and wife, of Armona, celbrated their 60th wedding anniversary last Thursday. They were married in Wayne County, Penn., Dec. 20th, 1834. Judge GRAY of Visalia, their son, came down to attend.

-Miss Irene BELKNAP was given a most agreeable surprise by about 20 of her young friends last Tuesday evening, the occasion being her 17th birthday. Games, music and dancing were indulged in. The event was a pleasant one for all present.

-John DAHLEM and wife, old residents of this vicinity, have removed to Yokohl, Tulare county.

-A service of song, by the C.P. Church choir, will be given at said church next Sunday evening, under the leadership of Mrs. J.D. BIDDLE.

-Mrs. Justin JACOBS is spending the holidays at her home in Hanford, after which she will return again to San Francisco.

-Miss Laura MILLER is up from Los Angeles, spending the holidays with her father, Dr. W.H. MILLER.

-Wm. MATHEWSON, of Lodi, is now a student learning the duties of the S.P. Co.'s office in this city.

FOR SEVERAL DAYS past Mrs. Dr. MICKLE has been dangerously ill and her death has been expected at nearly any time, as a result of the cancerous growth in the mouth, with which she has been afflicted for about a year. Her son, Ben, who now resides at Centerville, Alameda County, was telegraphed for and came at once.

BUSINESS BEING so quiet in these Democratic times, in blacksmithing, W.T. WELBORN last week sold his large iron burglar and fire-proof safe to Charley STEAVSOND. The latter, we are told, has made so much money recently that he has lost sleep, fearing his money, silver plate, etc., would be stolen. He now sleeps good o'night, for that safe is a daisy.

LEE DANNER, a young man accused of seducing Miss Laura SLINKARD under promise of marriage, was found guilty by a jury in Judge Gray's department of the Superior Court of Tulare County last Wednesday. The verdict was unanimous. Defendant's bail was fixed at $10,000. The 'Delta' says that L. BLOYD, of Grangeville, a relative of DANNER, arrived in town on Wednesday evening to arrange for the defendant's release on the bond fixed by the Court. The case will be appealed to the Supreme Court. Sentence is to be pronounced next Thursday.


-John WOODHOUSE will move with his family to Selma this week, where he has rented a small ranch.
-C.D. WILTSIE, who has been working in Los Angeles for the past 2 months, returned home last week.
-Mrs. M.A. HORLOCK has purchased a lot in town of her son Arthur, and will build a small house thereon in the near future. Geo. BARTLETT will do the work.

Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
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