1909 Greenwood, Wisconsin History; Originally published by Max C. Baldwin in the Greenwood Gleaner, 1

History: Greenwood, Wisconsin (1909) Greenwood Gleaner 29 Jul 1909)

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----Source: 1909 Greenwood History, Originally published by Max C. Baldwin in the Greenwood Gleaner, Enhanced and edited and compiled with various photo collections by Janet & Stan Schwarze.  Copyright 2008



1909 Greenwood History

Originally published by Max C. Baldwin in the Greenwood Gleaner

Enhanced and edited and compiled by Janet & Stan Schwarze.

Copyright 2008


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August 26, 1909


18 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK -- The teachers' institute opened up one of the most successful weeks ever held in Clark County, about 70 being enrolled.  The institute was under the direction of W. E. Morrison and W. L. Terry, assisted by County Supt. Geo. E. Crothers, and on Thursday evening a large audience listened to Dr. J. W. Stearns of the State University at the M.E. Church;  Joe Mack was digging a well for Rev. Hendren;  The Y's gave an entertainment to a large and enthusiastic audience; The old barn and shed on the corner of Main and Mills streets were removed and greatly improved the appearance of the street.


15 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK -- A bevy of young ladies who attended the institute brought their tent and camped out near the Black River bridge;  A. L. Peterson split three fingers of his left hand on a shingle saw Monday;  The residence of Geo. Harlow in the first ward caught fire around the chimney, but was discovered and put out before much damage was done;  The young people had a good time at a lawn party given by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schofield.  The lawn was illuminated with torches and Japanese lanterns.;  Teachers' examinations were taking place Friday and Saturday afternoon.


10 YEARS AGO WEEK -- Oscar C. Fricke was confined to his house by a partial sunstroke received while loading excelsior bolts;  Dr. Churchill reported a nine pound girl born to Mr. and Mrs. John (Leone) Drinkwine, Friday, Aug. 25;  The post office was provided with a neat bulletin board five feet high and two feet wide;  Stage Driver, Paschal Wallis, purchased a dandy new wagon for his mail and stage route;  At a special meeting of the school board Thursday evening, the board were authorized to grade up the school ground and the work started at once;  The ground for the new grist mill of the N.C. Foster Lumber co. was staked out Saturday.


5 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK -- The Greenwood ball team done themselves proud at Fairchild carnival, winning three straight games;  Eugene Cummings improved the North Side Hotel by giving it a coat of paint;  David Shanks was appointed fire warden;  Fred H. Pfunder had a ginseng plant six years old and well seeded out and was on display in his store window.  He purchased the plant from Emanuel J. Lewis;  Over thirty persons were present at a party given by Mr. and Mrs. O. A. (Barbara) Prellwitz on Saturday evening;  Lightning struck the barns of L.L. Beach one mile this side of Loyal Saturday evening, destroying four buildings, ninety tons of hay, grain in a stack and some chickens and a calf.


September 2, 1909


The Greenwood Cornet Band 15 Years Ago (actually - 1894)




1.Ray Stevens, 2.Leonard "Lennie" Shanks, 3.Henry Wollenberg, 4.Ed Wollenberg, 5.John Judge (bandmaster), 6.Ed Hirsch, 7.Anson Dewey, 8.Roland "Patsy" Johnston, 9.Hugh Meek, 10.William "Bill" Smith (drums), 11.Lynn H. Miller, 12.Smith H. Miller, 13.Hixon Mead, 14.Valentine Volk, 15.Fred Justice, 16.Lee Palmer, 17.Bennie Johnson, 18.Arch Stewart, 19.Fred Oelig, 20.Claude Carter, 21.Dave Stewart, 22.Jack Syth, 23.Herb White, 24.Charlie Tripp.
*This photo was taken at the Ed Burch home and Edna Burch can be seen peeking over the porch railing behind #8.
Courtesy of Patricia A. Kay, from the collection of her grandfather, Smith Honeywell Miller.


18 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK -- A company composed of W. A. Pounder, Anton Larson, Vic. Hendrickson and Andrew Peterson, organized for the purpose of carrying on a general meat market business and opened their market in the Pfiefer building;  Heavy rains raised the water in Black River to such an extent that a drive of logs was in progress, which cleaned the river entirely of logs;  The plastering of the new bank building was completed;  Carpenters began work on the Presbyterian Church.


15 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK -- Rock Creek could this week be crossed by the new bridge;  Fred Arndt sold his farm to John Stewart;  A new sidewalk was being laid on Second Street east, toward the cemetery;  John McMahon fell from his wagon Wednesday from which he received some severe bruises;  The Masons moved their paraphernalia from the old lodge room over the bank into Begley's hall on Wednesday;  W.H. Begley slipped and fell Saturday morning, dislocating his right shoulder;  A colony of ten or twelve settled near the dam on the south fork of the Eau Claire River in the towns of Easton and Warner;  Two young ladies, just at dusk, kicked a poor cat off the sidewalk, but it happened to be a polecat, and they had to go home and change their clothes;  Fred Rossow of Beaver was accidentally shot by his companion, Grant Welsh, who mistook him for deer.  The shot shattered the left arm and entered his side.  He was in a serious condition, but recovered from the effects of the wounds.


10 YEARS AGO WEEK -- A literary society was organized at the high school with Mabel Bishop as chairman, Olive Rand and Will Miller, committee, and the following officers elected: Mabel Rossman, President, Bessie Warner, Secretary, Smith Miller, treasurer, Day Turney, Sergeant-at-arms;  Geo. H. Palms improved his residence by building a new porch and putting on a coat of paint;  Joseph Chase of Christie sustained a comminuted fracture of the left leg and was operated upon by Drs. Frank and John Conroy; Chauncy Fowler was operated upon for appendicitis at Neillsville by Drs. Frank and John Conroy and Dr. Lacey;  The Big Store opening was a complete success, visitors coming from miles to admire the new store and take advantage of the bargains; The five-year-old son of Iver Hembre fell on Saturday and received a fracture cranium;  W.C. Brooks received a high bred Shrofshire ram on Saturday from Illinois;  Mrs. Joseph Gibson gave a dinner party on Sunday in honor of Mrs. H.M. Weston and daughter, and Chas. T. Kennedy's mother;  A quilting party was held at Mrs. A.M. White's in honor of Grandma Sperbeck, the piecing of which was done entirely by her while she was blind and at the age of 88 years;  John Lowver brought the carcass of a bear into town, which he had shot in northern Clark County, which weighed 276 pounds.  It was shipped to Chicago.


5 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK -- Aikens, Sheets and Clute killed a young bear near the Eau Claire river;  Rev. Elmer Heywood of Chicago occupied the Baptist pulpit on Sunday;  The Beaver Queens gave a farewell reception on Thursday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Chas. Steenberg, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Cook at Ebbew Vale;  Fire destroyed the large barn of L.E. Stowe at Beaver Wednesday forenoon, together with 20 tons of hay, and many farming implements;  The Lady Maccabbees gave a reception Friday evening at the home of Mrs. J.E. Noyes in honor of Mesdames R.O. Mason and John Mathison, who were about to leave for their new home in Alberta.


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