KAYSVILLE KINKS - #53 IN SERIES - MARCH 1895 - William DeShazo of Kaysville, about 25 years of age and a lad of 17 years Robert Woolsey engaged in a game of cards on the desperado plan last night. They had empty pistols at their right hands, and occasionally snapped the guns at each other "just for fun" when either tried to cheat. About 1am Woolsey left the room for a few minutes and DeShazo slipped a cartridge in Woolsey's gun and replaced it on the table. The game was resumed and DeShazo's next cheat resulted in a tragedy. Woolsey demanded the return of some chips by taking deliberate aim at his friend and firing. Blood gushed from an ugly wound between DeShazo's eyes. Woolsey rushed to a neighbors house to summon aid. Dr.'s Rich and Ingram were called. Part of the bullet was extracted from the forehead, but it was split and the other part has not been located. It was a close call, but the patient should recover. Blame could not be attached to Woolsey, for DeShazo was the driving cause of his own misfortune. The pistol was a .38 caliber. When questioned DeShazo admitted he was tired of living and had planned for his friend to kill him. -- A Masquerade Ball at William's Hall on Friday will be one of the important social events of this week. -- John R. Barnes is among the Delegates-Elect to the Constitutional Convention 1895. He is a well known Kaysville merchant, banker and farmer. He was for many years a member of the city council. In January 1891 the Barnes Banking Company was organized of which he was elected president. In addition to other business he is a farmer, cultivating about 700 acres. He is a director of Zions Co-operative Mercantile Institution, The Deseret National & Deseret Service Bank, the Home Fire Company and President of Barnes-Hardy Company of Salt Lake. PHOTO: Sketch of John R. Barnes appearing in The Salt Lake Herald March 5, 1895. #kfmuseumha
KAYSVILLE KINKS - #52 IN SERIES - FEBRUARY 1895 - The Lincoln Republican Club gave a social and ball at Williams Hall Tuesday in honor of the grand old patriot, Abraham Lincoln. It was a happy affair and well patronized. -- The 55th Quorum of the Seventies are arranging a ball for the benefit of the missionaries who are in the field. It is to be given in the Opera House on Wednesday. Tickets are $1. -- The Kaysville Dramatic Club will present the thrilling nautical drama "Messmates" at the Opera House next Saturday evening. The play is interesting and the scenes unique in that the scenery takes place aboard a pleasure yacht. The proceeds of the play will be used for the benefit of the Kaysville Brass Band. -- It is being presented to the court that one Polly Crockett, residing at Kaysville, is in a delicate condition and in need of help financially. On motion the clerk was instructed to draw warrant for her support at the rate of $4 per month. -- Large quantities of ice have been put up during this past winter. -- PHOTO: Ad for John Barton & Son Furniture and Undertakers, Main St in Kaysville, Davis County Clipper February 22, 1895 #kfmuseumha
KAYSVILLE KINKS - #51 IN SERIES - JANUARY 1895 - The ladies of the Woman's Suffrage Association made a brilliant success of their ball and luncheon that was held in the Music Hall last evening. It was a success both socially and financially. The lunch was a sumptuous repast served in an excellent manner by a committee of ladies, who deserved credit for their effort. The dance was enjoyed by old and young alike, and the affair was a complete fulfillment of the highest expectations. The net proceeds was $45 which will be used to help defer the expenses of Mrs. Aurelia S. Rogers who has been elected from Davis County to the Woman's Congress in Georgia and Washington D.C. -- An epidemic of hog cholera is playing a sad havoc with the porkers in Kaysville and vicinity. Hundreds have died and the loss is very heavy. Nothing seems to check the ravages of the disease. -- The directors of Barnes Banking Company met on Monday and declared a dividend of 4% on their capital stock of $25,000. -- PHOTO: Barnes Bank Ad January 3, 1895 Davis County Clipper. #kfmuseumha
KAYSVILLE KINKS - 50TH IN SERIES - DECEMBER 1894 - The LDS Quarterly Conference was held here last Saturday and Sunday. It was unusually well attended. The Apostles spoke about the folly of men becoming so interested in politics as to abuse each other and injure each others character. They did however encourage people to take sides according to their political conviction but use good sense and judgement. -- John Barton, our furniture dealer, received a shipment of goods in his line Monday. -- County Clerk Phillips and Co. returned recently from their hunting grounds in the Lost Creek region, in possession of a deer and elk. The clerk's in the company certainly will not be without venison this time. -- One more of the early settlers of Kaysville has been called to leave this sphere of action and has gone to that "bourne from whence no traveler returns." After a lengthy and painful illness, Mark Beazer passed away quietly and peacefully at 6 o'clock on Thursday. His constitution had been so weakened by his lingering illness that the grim messenger of death has welcomed him as a liberation from sufferings. Mr. Beazer was 69 years of age. Heart disease, dropsy and lung troubles caused his demise. He served the people of Kaysville as school trustee for several years and was also one of the officers in the militia organized by the people of this territory some 20 years ago. He leaves a wife and 11 children. PHOTO: Mark Beazer 1825-1894 Find A Grave #kfhmuseumha
KAYSVILLE KINKS - 49TH IN SERIES - OCT 1894 - The Republicans of Kaysville held the greatest rally of the season last evening. William Glassman was the speaker. The Kaysville Brass Band marched down to the depot as the train came in bearing the orator of the evening from Ogden. The band also gave us several pieces of music during the evening. -- Miss Nellie Barton was given a pleasant supper party on the occasion of her 20th birthday Monday. There was a happy company of young people present and the time spent was very enjoyable. -- George Swan Jr. and John G. M. Barnes will attend a Democratic Rally in South Hooper. -- Mrs. Doris Wessels and Niles Strunquist were united in the bonds of holy matrimony last evening. Judge T. H. Phillips officiated. A quiet family party was given in honor of the evening by Mr. and Mrs. Levi Taylor, the bride's parents. -- Miss Kathryn Ward and Joseph Young were married by Judge Phillips last Monday evening. -- This evening Miss Sarah A. Bennett of Kaysville and John Walker of American Fork will have the connubial knot tied. Judge Phillips will officiate at this ceremony also. Even a heated political campaign doesn't seem to affect the matrimonial market. PHOTO: Wife and daughters of James Bennett circa 1872 back l to r: back l to r: Elizabeth (Venable), Sarah Ann (Walker), Alice (King), Martha (Smith), front l to r: Ellen (Egbert), Ellen (Pincock) Bennett, Mary (Hill) Courtesy Ancestry
KAYSVILLE KINKS -48TH IN SERIES - SEPTEMBER 1894 - The Lincoln Republican Club was reorganized last evening at Kaysville. Elected: Pres J. H. Bonnemort, VP Rev. E. M. Knox, Sec Lee Taylor Jr. -- County sheep inspector Hatch has appointed John Bruce of Kaysville as his deputy. -- The event of the season: The marriage of Miss Minnie Williams and Joseph B. Jarman was solemnized at the Salt Lake Temple on Wednesday last. (9-26-1894). The contracting parties are both prominent and highly respected young people of Kaysville. The bride's parents gave the happy pair a royal reception. About 125 guests were present. The supper was given at Williams Hall. The tables were spread with all the substantials and delicacies that taste could suggest and the culinary art could produce. On the table in front of the bride was a magnificent wedding cake surmounted by an emblem of good luck in the form of a crystal horesehoe and a wreath of white flowers. Over this was a beautiful arch of verdant foilage and bright flowers, forming an imposing centerpiece. After supper the room was cleared and dancing was in order until 11 o' clock. During a recess there was a piano selection by Minnie Barnes and the Glee Club sang "The Cottage Home." Then dancing was resumed until early in the morning. The couple will make their home in Kaysville. PHOTO: Erminnie Williams Jarman (1867-1958), Joseph Bright Jarman (1867-1960) Courtesy Ancestry
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