- Sheriff Belnap arrested Frank Brown, Ed Hansen and Andrew Hansen of this city on a charge of burglarizing the dry goods store of H. J. Sheffield on June 18th. Among the many items stolen was a Kaysville Brass Band uniform and cap. The uniform is among several of the goods that were recovered. The 3 criminals are now in the Davis County Jail.
-- A couple of young ladies from Farmington added their names to another scandal. Last evening they were seen around Kaysville and Farmington dressed in gentlemen's clothing with their hats tipped and puffing away at their cigars. It seems a very peculiar year that girls want to wear the pants instead of their own attire.
-- The Kaysville Creamery had made the following shipment to Salt Lake: 4 tons of butter, 6 tons of cheese, 200 gallons of buttermilk and 130 gallons of cream. Mr. Jones says trade is getting better.
PHOTO: Newspaper Ad Salt Lake Herald 1894.
-- William Webster one of our oldest residents was stricken with a paralytic stroke last week and he is laying at the point of death. His recovery is improbable. (he passed away July 14, 1894)
-- A number of cases of measles are reported in Kaysville. It is in a light form.
--The commencement exercises of the Davis County Public School were held in the Kaysville Music Hall at 2pm yesterday. The program was interesting and part of it were very instructive. The graduating class is unusually large (all of Davis Co included 29 students). A school ball was given by the teachers as a fitting close. It was a pleasant affair but poorly attended. A good program is being arranged for the glorious 4th of July. At sunrise there will be a raising of flags and a 21 gun salute, The Kaysville Brass Band will play, Chaplain Peter Barton will give prayer, The Glee Club will sing, a company of 50 girls with flags, Oration by John R. Barnes, races, prizes, match baseball game, and a Grand Ball in the Music Hall.
-- Honorable William H. King received word this morning his sister Josie M Thornley is lying at deaths door at her home in Kaysville. The lady is suffering with puerperal fever. She gave birth to a child some days ago. Mr. King and his brother Samuel will go up to Kaysville today. (Josie passed away July 9, 1894, age 28)
PHOTO: Josephine Mattie King Thornley (1866-1894), wife of John W. Thornley. courtesy Ancestry
- Decoration Day will be celebrated for the first time here. The Veterans of the Civil War, Blues and Grays, are working together as a committee for arrangements. The program for the memorial service will begin at 9 o' clock when a procession will form at the Meeting House and march to the Cemetery in the following formation: Farmington Military Band (Kaysville Brass Band had a previous engagement for the Ogden Decoration Day Service), Blues and Grays, Mayor and City Officers, District School Children, Citizens.
-- Word was received here last night that 37 Oakland Industrials under Captain Watsen had just arrived in Kaysville. The men were provided with supper and a place to sleep. They announced they would proceed to Salt Lake this morning.
-- The Primary Association of Kaysville gave their president Mrs. Jane W. Blood a pleasant surprise party yesterday afternoon.
-- Some friends of Miss Mabel Hyde surprised that lady at her home last evening and spent a pleasant time as her guests.
-- The men of the Kaysville Brass Band have shown their good judgement and their loyalty to home institutions by ordering uniforms from John C. Cutler and Brothers of Salt Lake City. The material will be the product of Provo Woolen Mills and the outfits will cost $250. It is evident that the movement in favor of home industries is not without good results.
PHOTO: Kaysville Brass Band in their new uniforms 1894 - Back Row L To R: Arthur Butcher, Henry H. Blood, William Allen (director), Heber Blood, George H. Blood, Joseph B. Jarman, Fred B. Williams, John G. Linford, H. J. Sheffield Jr., Front Row L To R: George E. Barton, Oscar Barton, E. William Layton, T. H. Phillips, Frank Layton
- The Davis County Brass Bands had a grand reunion here on Tuesday. Our city had the appearance of a holiday, with flags floating from the principal business houses and crowds of people lining the streets. The Farmington, Centerville and Kaysville Brass Bands were present. After parading the streets here, they paid a brief visit to Layton and serenaded that town. Supper was served to about 125 friends and members of the bands. In the evening a ball was given in the Music Hall. The reunion was a grand success.
-- The Kaysville Creamery has added a cheese factory to their business. Byron Frank, an expert cheese maker has charge of this branch of the business.
-- A proposition is afoot to organize a company of Utah National Guard in Kaysville. We may expect to see Kaysville quota mustered into service. Several of our young men seem anxious to enlist.
-- We hope the Union Pacific people were in earnest when they made the proposal to erect a new depot here. It is badly needed. The shack that Kaysville people have had to put up with for so many years is a positive disgrace to the company and Davis County.
-- Mrs. Jane W. Blood has gone to Logan to visit with her daughters.
PHOTO: Jane Wilkie Hooper Blood (1845-1898) - wife of William Blood. Courtesy Ancestry
- A very sensational case is about to develop in town. It is said by good authority that a certain young lady living in the west part of Kaysville informs a very certain young gentleman of our city that unless he takes her to wife in short order there will be breach of promise, proceedings commenced. Perhaps the youth will now learn that a sweet young lady is not a fool toy but a real live person, big as life and twice as natural.
-- Walter H. Barton, a young missionary serving in the Southern States has been brought home from his labors, a corpse. His remains arrived on the 7:35 Union Pacific train. There were nearly 200 friends at the depot and his remains were tenderly conveyed to his home. It is difficult to express the feeling of profound gloom that has fallen on our community of Kaysville since the news of his death. He had such a brilliant future of usefulness before him, that his death seems like the destruction of some beautiful picture ere it was finished.
PHOTO: Ad Davis County Clipper February 15, 1894 - Thomas H. Phillips
UPDATE ON WALTER H. BARTON FROM POST KAYSVILLE KINKS #43 FEB 1894 - HE DIED FROM A FEVER WHILE SERVING AN LDS MISSION - EXCERPT FROM THE SALT LAKE HERALD DATED NOVEMBER 23, 1894 -- "The family of Elder Walter H. Barton of Kaysville, who last spring died while on a mission to the Southern States, will erect a handsome monument to his memory. Yesterday Watron Brothers shipped the stone to Kaysville and it will be placed over the grave of the deceased. This memorial piece is in the form of an altar, draped and surmounted by an open book. On one page is the inscription: "Whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. Mark viii,35." On the front of the altar is a scroll bearing the inscription: "Walter H. Barton son of John and Sarah Barton, Born April 15, 1869, died February 18, 1894." On the left side of the stone is the following: "Died near McComb City, Pike County, Mississippi, while laboring as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints." -- PHOTO: Memorial Monument for Walter Herbert Barton (1869-1894) Kaysville City Cemetery Plot 26-5-A-1 courtesy Find A Grave
- A snow storm is imminent. If it fails to come we shall immediately take in our shingle as a weather prophet.
-- Once again we are called up to mourn the death of a respectable member of our community. Mrs. Martha Seed Thornley, wife of John Thornley, passed away peacefully to the great beyond on Monday evening at 10 o'clock pm. She was in her 75th year.
-- Judge Phillips and his party of mighty hunters, who went out to the Black Pines Country in quest of the fleet footed deer, came home last Saturday ever crowned with the glory of a successful trip. There were 6 persons in the party and they brought home 18 deer.
-- H. J. Sheffield had a narrow escape from losing his leg Tuesday morning while boarding the train. His legs caught between the platform and the car steps. By a dexterous movement of his physique he succeeded in lodging himself safely on the coach.
-- Mrs. Levi Webster passed away Sunday at 3pm after an illness of about a week. She leaves a husband and 11 children. Her death is made particularly sad from the fact that her family are just at an age when a mother's tender care is most needed.
PHOTO: Mrs. Levi (Agnes Higgs) Webster 1850-1893. Courtesy Ancestry
-- The 1st business failure on Kaysville's Main Street occurred today when S. A. Thompson made an assignment of his drug business. The liabilities will reach about $1,050. Among those named as preferred creditors being owed: E. A. Williams $50 for rent, Levi Taylor $500, Henry W. Mansell $50, Barnes Bank $10. The assessment consists of stock, etc. with other outstanding accounts. -- The community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. Hannah Beazer. The deceased lady was about 70 years of age and suffered from heart disease.
-- The Women's Suffrage Association in Kaysville held a reorganization meeting. Mrs. Ada Williams was elected president, Mrs. Dora Wesslels VP, and Sarah Jarman, sec.
-- Fred S. Crawley and Miss Sarah Ann Smith were 2 young people of Kaysville that were united in marriage at the Salt Lake Temple on Thursday last.
-- Several rabbit shooting parties have been gotten up lately. One will go to Kaysville. The Union Pacific is giving them special accommodations. It is probable, therefore that a number of the pestiferous animals will be killed off.
-- A fatal accident occurred near the Rio Grande Western Depot last evening. William J. Barnes and William R. Payne were returning home from Salt Lake in a wagon, the team turned suddenly throwing Mr. Barnes out. He struck his head and his neck was broken. It is supposed death was instantaneous as he never spoke after the accident. He was one of the early settlers of Kaysville and was over 74 years of age.
-- In Kaysville, Davis County T. H. Phillips is elected Mayor, Henry H. Blood recorder, G. H. Barnes treasurer, W. H. Barton, Marshal, Albert Beazer Justice of Peace, F. B. Williams Collector, and J. W. Gailey, A. H. Bishop, W. L. Galbraith, S. C. Jones, and J. H. Linford councilmen.
PHOTO: Thomas Henry Phillips (1857-1912) elected mayor in November of 1893. Courtesy Ancestry
-- Two young men from Kaysville will engage in a game of poker before going to see their best girl. The boys are both enamored of the same fair maiden. The loser in the game must stay away or pay the winner $1.00 for the privilege of visiting the girl. There may be 2 losers when she finds out.
-- The snow capped mountains above Kaysville this morning heralds the approach of winter.
-- At city council meeting Swan and Co. was granted a liquor license for the next 3 months.
-- The one great event here last week was the marriage on Thursday of Miss Minnie Layton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Layton to Charles Cottrell Jr., a young man well known here and in Salt Lake where his business interests have made him wildly popular. The marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. The young couple had a grand reception and supper at the home of her parents. The presents were magnificent and costly as well as useful.
PHOTO: Wedding License, Territory of Utah - Charles Cottrell Jr. and Erminnie Rosila Layton, married 9-28-1893 Courtesy Ancestry.
- S. A. Thompson was arrested for selling liquor without first obtaining the city license ordinance. Robert Thornton went to Mr. Thompson's drug store for the purpose of getting some medicine for a sick horse. Before he departed it was suggested that Brandy was an efficacious remedy for the particular ailment the animal was suffering from. He purchased a half pint and as for the sick horse story it was only a pretext, he of course drank the liquor. Mr. Thompson was found guilty by the jury and was fined $60 and costs.
-- Rosel Hyde who was dangerously ill last week is convalescing and is now considered out of danger. -- The Fraternal excursion to Garfield Beach, Salt Air tomorrow and Thursday will draw considerable patronage from Kaysville. The Union Pacific Railroad will run the excursion. The fair from Kaysville will be 85 cents.
-- At 9 o, clock Tuesday evening Mrs. Hannah Webster died from the effects of old age and general debility. She was the wife of William Webster one of the early settlers of Kaysville and was 76 years of age.
-- James H. Linford Jr., ex superintendent of schools of Davis County and who has been in Kaysville during the summer, starts for Logan, Cache Valley where he will act as an instructor in the BY College there.
PHOTO James Henry Linford Jr. 1863-1941. Married Mary Hooper Blood - photo courtesy Ancestry
- The people of Kaysville and Layton honored Pioneer Day out at Webster's Grove, where they whiled away the afternoon in pleasant pastimes. The Brass Band was present and it livened up the scene occasionally with some popular music. The Baseball championship of the county was won by the Layton Stars. They had an easy victory over the Clerks 9, winning 47 to 19. The amateur and champion wheel men raced their silent steeds and the winner of each race was given a silver cup. A free dance was given during the afternoon and a Ball in the evening.
-- Funeral services were held at 10 0' clock yesterday over the mortal remains of Mrs. Christiana Webster, wife of George Webster. The deceased lady was a sufferer from dropsy until death released her Saturday evening. She leaves a husband and two sons.
-- R. W. Barnes, Miss Minnie Willaims, Miss Vinnie Larkins, F. B. Williams and H. W Mansell spent yesterday enjoying themselves at Castella Springs. (a popular hot springs resort during the 1890's, located up Spanish Fork Canyon)
-- A $400 blaze occurred at Samuel Ward's on Saturday completely destroying his corrals, stables and about 40 tons of hay. His house and granary were saved with difficulty by neighbors who gathered to give aid. Mr. Ward is an invalid and the loss to him was indeed a serious one. A subscription to aid him is being taken up and in all probability the full amount will be collected.
PHOTO: Samuel Ward 1829-1894, married Mary Ann Slater Bunting August 4, 1855. Photo courtesy Ancestry.
- Two tramps who had taken temporary lodging in the Mansell House (formerly Egbert Hotel, sw corner Main St. & Center.) have made themselves quite familiar with the rooms adjacent their's and on Saturday after the occupants of the room had gone for the morning, they took entire possession and proceeded to pick up everything of value in sight. They even went so far as to dress up in W. L. Sheffield's clothes, leaving their own soiled apparel to tell the odorous tale of an uncleanly and misspent life. When Mr. Sheffield heard this he arose in his mighty wrath and started after the fleeing fugitives armed with a shotgun and revolver. He overtook them before they reached the depot and as he drew uncomfortably near they dropped their booty and made a break for liberty. He fired at one of them but missed. The fusillade (a # of shots fired in succession) was getting warm and the man surrendered. Officer Gailey arrested the other one near the R G W depot about an hour later. They gave their names as Henry Beckers and Leland Young.
-- The teachers of the 8th School District have given all their pupils an invitation to spend next Thursday at Websters Pavilion. There will be games and various amusements in the afternoon and at night a Ball will be given in the Pavilion.
-- Margaret Roueche, wife of Honorable Thomas F. Roueche died at Holy Cross Hospital June 23, 1893 at 4pm of pneumonia contracted while undergoing treatment for her left leg and hip caused by a fall on January 16th. Their home in West Kaysville was a place of refuge for exiled leaders of the LDS church and it was there President John Taylor breathed his last.
PHOTO: Roueche home - was located on Roueche Ln. (now gone) - nearby there is a monument dedicated as place of John Taylor's death.
-- Spring cleaning in Kaysville is a raging epidemic and we poor mortals of the male persuasion are enduring the consequential torture.
-- P.J. Ahern, a transient who won notoriety by borrowing a horse from William Wallace of Kaysville without the formality of getting the owner's consent, and who languished in the county jail as a guest for several months, was acquitted of the charge of horse stealing by a jury yesterday. The truth is the fellow was in a maudlin state of intoxication bordering on insanity when he committed the deed.
-- R. W. Barnes has just completed the construction of a fish pond on his premises. He has stocked it with about 100 embryonic species of the finny tribe of carp variety.
-- The city council recently appointed R.W. Barnes as keeper of the municipal wampum, in place of George T. Hyde who's resignation as city treasurer took effect May 1st.
-- Paul Thomassen has resumed his position as our Union Pacific agent in place of C. H. Cody who goes to Spanish Fork.
-- A call was made for a citizens Indignation Meeting. The objective is to protest against the road way across the mill dam on 8th street. Hyrum Stewart is the aggressor. He is obstructing the roadway with an obnoxious barbed wire fence. He says he will not remove it, and it will remain a permanent structure.
PHOTO: Hyrum Stewart (1851-1920) Besides building barbed wire fences to upset his neighbors, he was Postmaster of Kaysville 1879-1890. At that time in history Hyrum Stewart owned the Mill located in the area where Walgreens is today. 8th Street is now 100 E.
- Amos H. Bishop has recently purchased controlling stock in the Kaysville Brick and Tile Manufacturing Company. He is now waiting patiently for the balmy, blissful days of happy springtime to chase away the somber clouds of winter and he will be running his yards in full blast.
-- Drummond and Wilkinson's Orchestra gave a Ball and Oyster Supper at the Music Hall last evening. -- George Swan Jr. was "setting em up" to his friends at their saloon in true paternal style yesterday. It's a girl and Mrs. Swan and the baby are doing well.
-- There is to be a bow and basket party at Williams Hall. The Layton Brass Band will furnish the music.
-- About 400 Kaysvillites were in Zion last Saturday viewing the magnificent new temple. The grandeur displayed within the great walls of the holy edifice will leave a lasting impression upon the minds of those who's privilege it is to enter its sacred portals.
PHOTO: Salt Lake Temple drawing Dedicated April 6, 1893
- The event of the season was the Ball, Concert, and Oyster supper given at William's Hall on the 21st. The music was furnished by Christensen Brothers of Ogden. At 10 o' clock there was a program. At the close of the program oysters were served in the room under the dance hall in elegant style. There were 40 couples present and dancing continued until 2 o' clock am.
-- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Robins entertained a company of friends at a card social Wednesday.
-- C. H. Cody has taken the position of Union Pacific Agent here in place of Paul Thomassen. An announcement was made that Union Pacific is now equipping all its passenger trains with the new Pintsch gas lite and steam heaters.
-- James Larkins, one of our most prominent sheep men, returned yesterday from Western Utah where he has a large number of sheep on the winter range. Mr. Lakins is a Republican, and as such is suppose to believe the sheep industry will be ruined by adverse Democrat Legislation. He has not such gloomy forebodings, and says there is still good money in sheep.
-- Mr. David Tatum of Chicago, Illinois delivered a very interesting Temperance lecture last Wednesday at the Presbyterian Chapel.
-- Mrs. Hannah Harvey met with a serious accident about 7 o' clock last evening. A sleigh in which she was riding capsized in front of H. J. Sheffield's store by coming in contact with a sand pile in the street. The lady was thrown out, dislocating her shoulder. She is improving as well as can be expected for a lady of her advanced age (at that time 59)
PHOTO: Hannah Smuin Harvey (1834-1915), wife of Daniel Harvey. Courtesy of Ancestry.
- Our new Kaysville newspaper "The Eagle" Vol. 1 First issue has been printed. It is spoken of in complimentary terms by those who have examined it. It is a nice, newsy 6 column paper that will be published every Thursday. Eva B. Smith is the name nailed to the masthead of this paper. She says: "It is impossible to run a paper to please everyone. While we are always ready to receive and profit by the advice of others, we will not be dictated to."
-- Mrs. T. F. Roueche was seriously injured in a fall, and she is slowly recovering.
-- The snow has almost disappeared again.
-- A meeting of the Kaysville Brick and Tile Co. was held Monday and Amos H. Bishop and Arthur Smith were elected to fill vacancies on the board.
-- James H. Larkin was seen on our streets again after having just returned from Southern Idaho.
-- John S. Smith is recovering after a severe attack of la grippe.
-- There was a merry company of some 40 young people at the Bonnemort residence last night. A social evening was given by the Misses Bonnemort. A sumptuous lunch of the most tempting viands (tasty dish) was served and music, mirth and games made up the evening.
-- A son and heir was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Bishop on Wednesday. The newcomer and his mother are doing well.
PHOTO: The new baby (all grown up) was named Harold James Bishop (1893-1959) Harold served in France in WWI - Family photo - Harold had 5 sons. Family Photo taken ca. 1950's back l to r: Lowell, Stanley, Harold B., Weston, Vernon, Front: Jessie Hazel Beazer Bishop and Harold James Bishop - courtesy of Ancestry.
-- The most important event of the week was the "Leap Year Ball" given by the Colombian Club. There was a good attendance and there were no "wall flowers."
-- Harry Taylor and Company played "The Lost Ship" at the Music Hall to a very well filled house.
-- The Brass Band was out serenading on Monday last.
-- A movement has been started in Kaysville among the businessmen to check the ruinous effects of the prevailing system of unlimited credit and to protect against those unreliable individuals.
-- The Great Salt Lake and Hot Springs Road (railroad) is soon to be extended to Kaysville. Simon Bamberger was in town looking over the proposed route. The probable area the new road will go thru is one block east of Main Street.
-- The usually good skating on the Lake Shore is attracting those who take delight in such sport.
-- The Quarantine officer reported 31 deaths during 1892, 20 of who were males, and 11 females
-- The marshal announced there were 8 arrests during 1892.
-- Yesterday was the anniversary of William Stewart's 69th birthday.
-- There have been valuable improvements made to the business interests of the city. The Kaysville Creamery commenced business under Mr. Seth C. Jones. Their product is in demand. The City Drug Store was born this year. S. A. Thompson proprietor says his trade is very satisfactory. H. J. Sheffield has just moved his crockery business into his new and elegant headquarters. His building is the finest in the city.
PHOTOS: Examples of H. J. Sheffield crockery
- The snow that visited us on Thanksgiving is still with us, but hardly sufficient to cause the jingle of the sleigh bell to be heard in the land.
-- Our UP agent Paul Thomassen was called to Logan as a witness against 3 jail birds he assisted in capturing here last week.
-- Miss Sarah Barnes and William Love embarked on a blissful sea of matrimony on Thursday. Justice T. H. Phillips officiated.
-- Trading has been very dull considering the Christmas season.
-- Mrs Rachel Mansell Barton wife of Frank Barton took her flight to the realms beyond. She was only 27 years old. Leaves to mourn her husband and 2 small children.
-- W. S. Barnes, son of J. R. Barnes left his home Friday for a mission to Great Britain.
-- Mrs Reise, the Temperance lecturess spoke to an audience of 40 people here last evening.
-- Our enterprising merchant H. J. Sheffield has a large new brick store on Main Street nearly completed. It is being done up in tip top style.
-- "Zamloch The Magnificent" skipped out Monday for reasons unknown, failing to fulfill his engagements here. No loss to the community.
--A Grand Leap Year ball will be given at the Music Hall. It will be sponsored by the World's Fair Columbian Women's Club.
-- Exercises were held at the Presbyterian Chapel. A Christmas tree, on which a present for each child was placed.
-- The holiday amusement season opened last evening with dances at William's Hall and Webster's Pavilion.
-- William L. Payne one of our oldest residents, passed peacefully from this world of care. He had been ill for about a week, but realized his approaching end and was prepared for the grim messenger of death.
PHOTO: William Lauder Payne (1816-1892) with wife Catherine Louise Nichols Payne circa 1850. Courtesy of Ancestry.
- James H. Linford and wife left Thursday for Logan where they will reside in the future. The best wishes of numerous friends here will follow them.
-- Miss Minnie Williams returned this morning from Thatcher, AZ where she has been spending a few months with relatives.
-- Kaysville now has 3 daily mails.
-- A Republican caucus will be held at the City Hall on the 4th for the purpose of electing delegates to a county convention to be held in Farmington. The chances for Republican success at the polls is very meager. Their labors as far as this county are concerned will be in vain.
-- The Democratic Campaign machinery is being brightened up and placed in readiness for the great political contest on November 8th.
-- Prices: Kaysville butter from our creamery is selling at 35 cents per pound. Eggs are 25 cents a dozen. Live spring chickens are around $3.50 dressed, Old chickens $4.50 per dozen. Tomatoes $1.00 a bushel, small cucumbers at 15 cents per 100.
-- Labor Day will be observed by the closing of business houses on Monday. Except for a dance at Williams Hall, no amusements are announced for the day. A number of people will take advantage of the $1.25 rate over the Union Pacific and spend the day at the Garfield Beach.
PHOTO: Garfield Beach and Resort - ran from 1881 to 1893. It was the finest recreation resort located 2 miles southwest of Black Rock on the shore of the Great Salt Lake. It had a railroad station, lunch stand, restaurant, bath houses,pier and pavilion. The steamboat "General Garfield", also known as "The City of Corrine" was docked there.
- A drunk of extraordinary combativeness was canned by police Monday, but the door being only temporarily fastened, he escaped and was taken back again.
-- The potato crop is going to be very meager.
-- Honey is not so plentiful as usual. This is largely due to the devastation by grasshoppers. The fruit crop is also much less abundant.
-- According to the last census Kaysville has 510 school children.
-- About noon Saturday Thomas Smith's team ran away while hitched to a sheep wagon. They ran along the main road in the northern part of town and finally ran into another wagon containing 2 persons. A Mrs. Wright from Centerville was seriously hurt.
--Williams Hall will be open by a ball this evening.
-- On the night of the 29th a couple of fellows broke into the Swan and Company Saloon by prying the front door open with an iron bar. They lit the lamps, took out their lunch and thinking themselves so very cool they sat down and enjoyed the pleasant dining room, especially because of the palatable liquid whiskey that was so handy. They carried off with $25 worth of such things they liked best. No arrests have been made.
-- Dr. Ingram is again around tending to his doctor business.
PHOTO: Dr William F. Ingram - (1841-1916) North Davis County's first Saddle Horse Physician/Surgeon, Medical professional for 39 years, Civil War Veteran.
- A son of H. J. Sheffield was hammering a loaded cartridge Thursday when it exploded, a part of the shell striking the boy's hand, cutting it badly. Another piece struck his breast and cut his clothing. It was a narrow escape.
-- Webster's Grove near the lake shore is being fixed up for a pleasure resort. A dancing pavilion is being put in and will be completed before long. The place promises to become a popular resort.
-- Burglars are again plying their nefarious vocation in Kaysville. Last night the Swan & Sons Saloon was broken into and ransacked for valuables. Failing to secure any money they loaded up with several bottles of whiskey and 5 boxes of cigars. No arrests have been made.
-- Robert Wall's boy was run over by a runaway horse during the 4th of July celebration. He is improving rapidly.
-- A number of Kaysville people are expecting to celebrate Independence Day at Lake Park (at that time was on shore of Great Salt Lake, later pavilion moved to and began as Lagoon)
-- For several years R. W. Barnes has been vainly endeavoring to get an artesian well at his place. This week he was rewarded with a flow of 45 gallons per minute with a depth of 474 feet.
-- Wedding chimes peeled this week to announce the marriage of Mr. John Barton Jr. and Miss Francis Catherine Jeeves. The happy event took place at Logan on Wednesday last (6-20). We extend hearty congratulations.
PHOTO: John Barton Jr. (7-24-1840 to 11-30-1916) courtesy Ancestry
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