COMMENCEMENT OF 1911 CLASS
To Be Held at the Methodist Church, Thursday
Evening, June First 23
WILL RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
Baccalaureate Address by Rev.
Dr. Guybert A. Cahoon of This City
The commencement exercises of the class of 1911 will be held in the
Methodist Episcopal church in this city, Thursday evening, June 1st, at 8:15
The Valedictorian of the class is Miss Agnes Sterling and the
Salutatorian, Daniel Scott. Following is a list of those who will graduate
this year: Harold Ager, Lloyd Buchan, Carl Kall, John Lees, Margaret Mackay,
Ivie Mackenzie, Nina Norris, Mary Nystrom, Darly Phillips, Mary Phillips,
John Roberts, Daniel Scott, Floss Seely, Floy Seely, Josephine Sibley, Mary
Stanton, Agnes Sterling, Esther Sundberg, Gwendolyn Swanberg, Arthur Turner,
Agnes Westby, Lester Wood, Emma Wyatt.
The officers of the class of 1911 are, John Roberts, president; Ivie
Mackenzie, vice-president; John Lees, secretary; Carl Kall, treasurer. The
class colors are gold and royal blue, class flower, American beauty and the
class motto is "Know Your Opportunity."
The Class Day will be Thursday, June 1, 1911, and the functions of the
occasion will take place on the high school lawn.
The Baccalaureate sermon will be preached by the Rev. Guybert A. Cahoon,
at the Presbyterian church, on Sunday evening, May 28th.
Was a Graduate of the Worthington High School
Died, Sunday afternoon, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W.
Cale, Miss Edith Cale, aged 26 years and 9 months.
Miss Cale was born in Nobles county. The greater part of her life has
been passed in this vicinity. She was a graduate of the 1901 class of the
Worthington High School. After her graduation she spent several years in
teaching and then went to Macalester College to complete her education. She
finished her college course in 1908 and received the degree of Bachelor of
She had chosen teaching as her profession and took up that work
immediately after graduating and continued it until failing health forced
her to desist from active labor.
The past year has been one of severe suffering. Those who mourn her
departure cannot but rejoice in her release from pain. She has departed but
the memory of a life singularly brave, sweet and hopeful will continue to be
an uplifting influence to those who knew her.
A beautiful floral offering was sent as a memorial by her college class
mates. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. David McMartin, of Round
Lake, Minnesota. Mr. McMartin was a college friend of the deceased. Interment
was made in the cemetery at Excelsior, Minn., G.W. Cale, Miss Flora Cale,
Max Cale, and Rev. McMartin going to that place to be present at the burial.
Miss Cale leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Cale, her sisters, Misses
Artemis and Flora, her brother, Max, besides other relatives and numerous
friends mourn her loss. The sympathy of all is theirs in this trial.
It is fitting that this brief notice should close with a favorite
quotation of Miss Cale's. One she wished to have used at her funeral. "For
when from out this home of time and place, The flood shall bear me far I
hope to meet my pilot face to face, When I have crossed the bar."
Miss Nellie Flint left Monday for Bigelow, where she has employment in
the dining room at the hotel there.
Mrs. Chas. L. Double and children left Monday for Inwood, Iowa, where
they will visit for some time with relatives and friends.
Geo. Foelschow, formerly of this city, but now of Mankato, was here the
latter part of last week and attended the senior class play.
Chas. L. Double and family of Lakefield, moved to this city the latter
part of last week. Mr. Double is employed at the Red Cross drug store.
Ed Ullrich, formerly of this place, but now employed at Yankton, S.D.,
was in this city the latter part of last week and visited briefly with
John Benson left the latter part of last week for Sweden for a visit with
relatives and old friends. He expects to accompanied his parents to this
John Dunn left the first of the week for Portland, Oregon, and other
coast points, where he will observe the country with the expectation of
Miss Lenora Klessig, of Bigelow, who has been taking a business course of
Miss Carrie I. Allen, of this city, is employed at Hart's Cut Price Cash
Store, as cashier. Miss Edith Bear, who formerly filled the position has
resigned to take an advance business course with Miss Allen.
Miss Alta Goltz left Tuesday for Madelia, Minn., where she will visit
with her brother for a few days.
Elmer Ahlf returned Monday from LeSeuer, Minn., where he visited briefly
at the home of his parents.
A.F. Dring and son, Newton, left the first of the week for Canada where
Mr. Dring has taken up a claim.
Mr. and Mrs. Salpaugh, of Mankato, visited in this city the first of the
week with Mrs. Sam Allen and other relatives.
Peter Smith, of Hope, N.D., arrived here the first of the week and will
visit during the summer months with his brother, John Smith.
Andrew Thompson, of LeMars, Ia., left Monday for his home, after enjoying
a visit of a week's duration with his old neighbor, Wm. Malcolm.
Dr. L.L. Sowles and family are rejoicing over the arrival of a new
granddaughter. The young lady came just in time for dinner Monday.
M. Pendergast arrived here Wednesday morning from Hot Springs, S.D., and
will visit at the home of his son, C.V. Pendergast, indefinitely.
Mrs. M. McNerney returned to her home in Sibley, Iowa, Tuesday after a
brief visit in this city at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Smith.
Mrs. Willard Hudson and children of Viroqua, Wis., arrived here Tuesday
and will make this city their future home. Mr. Hudson is employed at the
Coleman lumber yards.
Archie Darling, formerly of Worthington but now employed in a barber shop
at Yankton, S.D., was in this city the first of the week and visited briefly
with his parents and friends.
Mrs. H.W. Egbart and son, of Rock Rapids, Ia., visited here for several
days with Mrs. Alma Peterson. They left Tuesday for Moscow, Idaho, which
place they will make their future home.
Mrs. C. McDermott and children arrived Tuesday from Cherokee, Ia., where
they have been making arrangements to move their household goods to this
city. Mr. McDermott is employed in the Loveless bakery.
Mrs. L.H. Gray left Tuesday for Joplin, Mo., where she iwll visit with
relatives until her husband becomes permanently located. Mr. Gray recently
disposed of his interests in the hardware store at this place.
Miss Bessie Wood went to Org, Minn., Tuesday, where she visited with her
sister, Mrs. Q. King.
Mrs. J.H. Goff returned to her home in Slayton Tuesday, after attending
the funeral of her father, William Clark, in this city last week.
Miss Mary Ryan arrived here Wednesday from Sioux City, Ia., where she is
nursing, for a visit of about a week with relatives and friends.
Miss Bernice Abbott departed Wednesday for Luverne where she will visit
for a few days at the home of her grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.O. Opsata.
B.F. Eveland left Tuesday for his home in Corvallis, Montana, after a
visit of several weeks in this city at the home of his brother, G.W., who
lives east of Worthington.
L.W. Felter and niece, Miss Rachael Smith, of Edon, Minn., visited for a
few days in this city the fore part of the week with Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Mann
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shelquist, who have been visiting relatives and
friends in Wilmont, were in this city Tuesday and visited briefly with
friends while on their wya to their home at Hanska, Minn.
Percy Rose arrived here the first of the week from Minneapolis and will
visit with relatives and friends in this city for about two weeks. He is
employed by a large green house firm in that city.
Jack Arkell, who has been employed at the Vernon barber shop in this city
for the last year, has resigned his position and left Monday of this week
for his home in Iona. Sam Thompson, of Sibley, is doing the trick in Jack's
Miss Rae Mason, of Elkreno, Oklahoma, visited last week at the home of
J.K. Baker. She left the first of the week for a visit with her grand-mother
at Sibley, Iowa, after which she will return to this city before going home.
Joseph Wilkins went to St. James on Wednesday of this week to take the
examination for railway conductor.
The case against A. Sullwold for practising medicine without a license
held at Spirit Lake this week, was discontinued.
Dr. and Mrs. B.O. Mork and son, Byron, left Wednesday for Minneapolis,
where they will visit with Mrs. Mork's sister and friends.
Mrs. E.M. Erickson, who has been visiting at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Will Olson, left Wednesday for her home in Home City, Minn.
F.A. Togg, of St. Paul, was in this city Wednesday looking after his
property interests. He left for Luverne on business. Mr. Togg is an old
resident of this vicinity.
Mrs. Oestrick and daughter, Florence, arrived here Wednesday of this week
from Osage, Minn., where they had been visiting with relatives and friends
until Rev. Oestrich, who has the Baptist church here, could become located.
They hail from Cherokee, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. John Masgai announce the birth of a baby girl, born to them
on Sunday, April 30.
Clerk of Court Martin issued the following marriage licenses last week:
Geo. Gunderson and Minnie Utz, of Nobles county; F.H. Ditherner and Nan
Frederickson, of Nobles; J.C. Johnson, of Murray and Myrtle Thompson, of
Thursday, May 11, 1911
DR. RAY HUMISTON DEAD
Comparatively Young Man Dies at Height of
Dr. Ray Humiston died at his hospital early Wednesday morning, May 10th,
after several days of intense suffering and a hard fight against pneumonia,
a fight rendered hopeless by heart failure.
Dr. Humiston was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Humiston, of this city. He
was born in Cleveland, Minn., March 29th 1868, hence was 43 years old. In
1872 he came with his parents to Worthington where he has ever since lived.
He graduated in pharmacy a short time before he was twenty-one years old,
and for about ten years engaged in that business in this city. Nearly all of
this time he was a member of the State Board of Pharmacy. He finally entered
the medical department of the State University and graduated with honors
eight years ago and took up the practice of his profession in his home town,
where he has displayed marked ability and met with phenominal success and
endeared himself to a large number of families in and about Worthington.
Eighteen years ago the 13th of last June the deceased was united in
marriage with Miss Kittie L. Moulton, of Mankato, Minn. Two children, Burr
and Katheryn, were born to them and will be the comfort of the bereaved and
otherwise lonely wife and mother. Besides these and the aged parents, the
following brothers and sisters are left to mourn his departure: Fred, Will
and John, all of Worthington, and Mrs. A.E. Jones, of Minneapolis. One
brother, Harry, died nearly seven years ago.
Dr. Humiston was one of the leading members of the Congregational church
and was always active in religious and every other cause which makes for the
betterment of humanity and the glorifying of God. The whole city recognized
that he was a good man, an able physician and an upright citizen and they
sympathize and mourn with the stricken family.
He will be buried from his late residence where a quiet funeral is being
conducted by Dr. L.L. Sowles as we go to press. Interrment will be made in
the Worthington cemetery.
Miss Gretchen Kibbey, of Windom, spent Sunday with her sister, Miss
Maude, in this city.
Miss Ethel Strong, of Wilmont, visited in this city last Saturday with
relatives and friends.
Mrs. Andy Hagberg left Saturday for Sioux Falls where she will visit for
a few days with her brother, Albert Bruine.
Mrs. M. Donovan, of Slayton, arrived here Saturday for a visit of a week
at the home of her son, John Donovan.
Miss Emma Gustafson went to Minneapolis Friday, where she will reside
permanently having secured a position there.
W.M. Evans was called to Gowrie, Iowa, on Monday of this week on account
of the serious illness of a relative.
John Flynn arrived here the latter part of last week from Brogan, Ore.,
to look after his business interests and visit with friends.
Mrs. Ada Lewis, who is teaching school at Hills, S.D., spent Sunday in
this city at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Montgomery.
Rev. N. Nilson, of Minneapolis, arrived here Saturday and will visit at
the home of his father-in-law, August Anderson, in Indian Lake, for a few
Miss Bessie Parker, who we reported as having left the city in last
week's paper, has secured a position at Hart's Cut Price Store and will
continue to reside here.
Mrs. Salpaugh, who has been visiting in this city for some time past with
her sister, Mrs. Stanley Moore, and other relatives, left Saturday for her
home in Mankato.
Rev. Bjorquist, of Indian Lake, left Monday for Judas Gap, Mont., where
he has a claim. He will be back in a few weeks to resume his labors in the
parish at Indian Lake.
Dr. A.R. Schmid went to Brewster the latter part of last week. He has
secured the privilege of doing dentistry work in that place and will make
the town regularly every Friday.
Mrs. E.J. Helmick, and son, Lloyd, left Monday for Buchanan, Mich.,
Chicago, Ill., and other points where they will visit for about two months
with relatives and friends and take in the country.
Mrs. Sara Brown, the artist, went to Heron Lake on Tuesday to look after
her property interests there.
Mrs. G.A. Lincoln left Tuesday for Marshall, Minn., where she attended
the wedding of her nephew, Horace Bradford.
John Heyen, of Round Lake, was in this city Tuesday visiting with
friends. He had been to Wilmont doing some carpenter work for his brother.
Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Goss, of Minneapolis, returned Tuesday of this week
after a week's visit in this city with Mrs. Goss's brother, Rube Dryden.
Mrs. Jones, a sister, of Dr. Humiston, who is in a critical condition at
the Red Cross hospital as a result of pneumonia contracted one week ago
Sunday, arrived here Sunday of this week.
Rev. Oesterlich, of the Baptist church has moved into the John Dunn
Curtiss Moore, of Minneapolis, visited for a few days in this city last
week. He is a relative of Justice C.W.W. Dow.
Ralph Andreson [Anderson?] went to St. James Saturday night, where he
visited briefly at the home of his sister, Mrs. Roy Newman.
Miss Allie Trip, of Round Lake, passed thru here Wednesday enroute to
Bigelow, where she will visit for a few days with her sister, Mrs. C.S.
H.A. Asmus, of Audubon, Iowa, visited his sister, Mrs. J. Ahrensen, in
this city for a few days the first of the week. The Ahrensen family recently
moved here from Audubon.
Mrs. J.L. Berkhimer and daughter, Mrs. J.T. McGilvary, nee Miss Marie
Berkhimer, formerly residents of Worthington but now of Sioux Falls, S.D.,
passed thru here Wednesday enroute to Hmboldt, Iowa, called there by the
death of Mrs. McGilvary's grandfather, N. Berkhimer.
Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Dryden, of Windom, visited in this city Sunday at the
home of their grandson, Rube Dryden.
Conrad Harsh, an old settler of Graham Lake Twp., was found dead on the
road from Kinbrae to his home Wednesday forenoon. His horse and buggy came
home without him and a search was made and he was found on the road where he
had evidently fallen out of the rig. He had been subject to sinking spells
and it is believed the cause of his death was heart disease. --Fulda
All of the business houses in the city are closed today on account of the
death of that esteemed citizen, Dr. Ray Humiston.
Thomas Hildyard arrived here Thursday from Currie, Minn., and will visit
for a few days with his brother, G.B. Hildyard.
Ole Langberg sold his farm south of town the first of the week to D.E.
Harvey, of Sheldon, Iowa. He expects to go west in the future. J.H. Staubus
made the deal.
Mrs. Weed, nee Minnie Minor, formerly of Worthington, but now of Spirit
Lake Iowa, arrived here Wednesday and visited briefly at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Fitch. She was on her way to points in Missouri.
Clerk of the Court Martin issued the following marriage licenses this
week: Julius Ahrendson to Anna Asmus, former of Shelby county, Iowa, and the
latter, of Audubon, Iowa. Charles M. McDougall and Ella Guthrie, of Osceola
county, Iowa. H.A. Tellier, of Ramsey county, to Musa Slade, of Nobles
Mrs. Pettis left Tuesday for International Falls, Minn., where she will
visit for several weeks with her son, William Pettis. John Eggleston
accompanied his grandmother, Mrs. Pettis, as far as St. Paul, expecting to
resume his labors with the C. St. P. M. & O. Ry., but was unable to do so on
account of an attack of rheumatism which forced him to return home.
Thursday, May 18, 1911
Geo. Meyers returned Monday from Madelia, where he visited for a week
with his uncle, August Golz.
Mrs. M.J. Gold, nee Miss Hilma Anderson, arrived here Saturday for a
visit of a few days at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Erickson departed Saturday for their home in Ambrola,
Texas, after a visit of a week in this city, at the home of his brother,
Miss Myrtle Van Hollan, who has been residing at the home of her sister
in this city, left Tuesday for Frederic, Wis., where she will visit for a
few weeks with her parents.
Mrs. Harry Ferguson left Tuesday morning for Heron Lake on business Mr.
and Mrs. but recently moved to this city, her husband following the
Ray Conkwright, of Erbana [Urbana?], Ill., is visiting at the home of
C.C. Erwin, and with other friends in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Pederson, of Storden, Minn., arrived here Saturday for
a brief visit with their son, P.D. Pederson.
I.M. Friede, of St. Louis, Mo., visited in this city the latter part of
last week, at the home of his sister, Mrs. A.E. Hart.
Miss Lillian Carpenter, formerly of Worthington, but now of Modesto,
Cal., arrived here Saturday for a visit with old friends.
Vincent Abott, who is working in a barber shop at Beaver Creek, spent
Sunday in this city with relatives and friends.
A.L. Dring, who recently went to McCleary, Canada, writes that he likes
the country there and is building a house and has a well dug.
Mrs. L.K. Stevens and children went to Bigelow, where they will visit
briefly at the home of Mrs. Stevens' brother, Frank Austin.
Mrs. J.N. Craig, of Sioux Falls, S.D., arrived here Saturday for a visit
during the summer months at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.E. Phillips.
Mr. J. McCarthy and son Dan, of St. Paul, Minn., arrived here Monday for
a weeks visit at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.L. McCartney.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Hinrichs left Friday for St. Peter, Minn., where they
will visit for a few days with their daughter, Miss Fannie, who teaches
Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Ulm and daughter, Miss Julia, of Alta, Iowa, visited
for several days last week at the home of his sister, Mrs. G.W. Brammer.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Thom, of Verdale, Minn., old residents in Worthington
and Nobles county, visited with friends and relatives here the latter part
of last week and at Rushmore.
H. Ewy, of Avoka, who has been visiting for a few days with the Bisanz
family in this city, left Friday for his home. He was accompanied by his
cousin, Miss Kathryn Bisanz, who will visit at the Ewy home in Avoca for a
Mr. Ernest B. Emmans, missionary for the American Sunday School Union,
has arrived to fill the vacancy left by Mr. Achim, who has gone to Montana
to enter the same work. Mr. Emmans will make Worthington his headquarters.
Herman Hart, of Chester, Ill., arrived here the first of the week to
visit with his brother, A.E. Hart.
Rev. G.A. Cahoon married Chas. M. McDougal and Ella Guthrie, of Osceola
county, in this city last week.
Henry Rassmussen went to Sioux City the first of the week to see about a
position as fireman on the Omaha railway.
Mr. and Mrs. H.N. Tibbits, of Rushmore, visited in this city the latter
part of last week, with their nephew, Dr. Byron O. Mork. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Nebendahl, residing north of Worthington, are the happy parents of a baby
girl, born Wednesday, May 10th.
Mrs. W.M. Carll left Thursday of this week for Rock Rapids, where she
will visit for about two months at the home of a relative, M. Clark.
Mrs. S.A. Hall returned to her home in Redwood Falls, Minn., Monday,
after a visit in this city at the home of her sister, Mrs. Byron O. Mork.
Mrs. O. Martinson, of Cleveland, Ohio, arrived here on Wednesday of this
week for a visit of a few weeks with her father, Jacob Ahlberg, residing eat
of town, and other relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. John McKenzie passed thru here Tuesday enroute to their new
home in Yakima, Wash. Ivie McKenzie, who is attending school here, will join
his parents there as soon as the school year comes to a close.
R. Ullrich and Archie Darling, formerly Worthington boys, visited with
friends and relatives here the first of the week. They have been working at
Yankton, S.D., in a barber shop. Mr. Ullrich resigned his position there
recently and will work in a shop at Albert Lea.
It's a girl. Was born to Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Brace on Tuesday, May 16th.
Rev. G.G. Schmid has left for Los Angeles, Cal., going on Monday last.
Miss Katie H. Pfeil has returned to her home on Rt. 2, after a three
months' visit with her aunt, at Laport City, Iowa.
Mrs. Arthur Hogan arrived here Saturday afternoon from Minneapolis for a
visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Rippberger.
Mrs. Harry Anton spent a pleasant visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J.H. Schuck, and on Saturday last returned to her home in Waterloo, Iowa.
Mrs. Thos. Hendricks, of Woonsocket, S.D. departed for her home Thursday
of this week after an enjoyable visit in this city at the home of N. Klaris.
Miss Emma Hamlet, who has been employed at Hart's store for a number of
months past, resigned her position and departed Monday of this week for her
home in Troy, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. John Scott and daughter, Miss Bessie, arrived here Saturday
from Modesto, Cal., for a visit with friends and relatives. They will
probably remain here until October. Miss Bessie will work at the T.A. Palmer
Amot Todd, of Beaver Creek, was in the city Wednesday. He came with his
brother, F.L. Todd, of Elliott, Ill., who has been visiting with him at
Beaver Creek. F.L. Todd is well known in Worthington, having resided here a
number of years ago.
Mrs. G.R. Lawrence returned Friday from Wall City, Iowa, where she
visited briefly with relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Baumgart, of Oklahoma City, left Saturday for their home,
after a few days' visit here with relatives and friends.
Miss Christina Kindlund arrived here Saturday from St. Paul, for a visit
of about two weeks at the home of her brother, S. Kindlund.
Mrs. A.G. Hancock left Monday for her home in Minneapolis, after a visit
of several days in this city with her mother, Mrs. S. Muck.
Mrs. Robert Russell departed for her home in Brewster, Monday, after a
few days visit in this city with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Reese.
Miss Myrtle Selby arrived here Saturday from Edgemont, S.D., and will
visit for about a month at the home of her grandfather, C.J. Paine, and with
Mrs. N.H. Chamberlin left Monday morning for her home in St. Paul, after
attending the funeral of her brother, Dr. Ray Humiston, who died here last
Mrs. C.C. Smith, of Adrian, in company with her son, Eugene Smith, of
Worthington departed Monday for Sioux City, Iowa, where they will visit for
a short time with her daughter, Mrs. Jenie Negus.
Thursday, May 25, 1911
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