News: Dorchester (19 Sept. 1882)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Hobson, Williams, Sweet, Hugaboom, Robbins, Winchester, Bramble, Tennat

----Sources: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 19 Sept. 1882

Dorchester - 15 Sept. 1882

Editors Times: On Monday last our good people were call upon to "Weep with those that weep." Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hobson, on that day laid their only child to sleep neath the sod. The little one had only been with them a short time - seven weeks, yet the parting was bitter as such partings ever are. On the following day Mrs. Samuel Williams was buried, a large number of friends and neighbors following the remains to their long home. Rev. Sweet officiating on both days.

Mr. and Mrs. Mel Robbins, of Portage, Wis., are stopping in town for a few days, guests of E. H. Winchester.

Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Hugaboom are taking in the fair at Oshkosh this week, Geo. Bramble and lady taking charge of the Central in this absence.

Miss Myrtle Tennant left town on Monday for Grand Rapids, Wis., where she contemplates attending school the coming winter.

There was a very pleasant little party at the Lake House, on Saturday evening. Indeed parties at the Lake House are invariably good to take. O. D. Van Dusen and Co. are framing a large mill and boarding house to be taken up the line. They are to open up a new lot of pine, leaving us, comparatively, in the cold. Mr. Mel Robbins is to be proprietor of the boarding house when it is completed. Van signs his name with G. P. after it; since last Monday. Those mystic letters signify Grand-Papa. - Miss. Eva Bursell is teaching in the South western part of the Dis No. 1.

School opened in the Tennat District on Monday last. Orla Foster, teacher.

A party of New Yorkers landed in town, one day last week, and announcing that they were going to settle on a farm six miles west of the brave men bought some oxen and went out to look their purchase over. The next news the whole party, fair women and brave men had departed. They found the country too rough they said. Verily, New York is welcome to them. We want no such pioneers in Dorchester, Wis.




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