- 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.
On August 1, 2018 Kristine decided to begin a series of excerpts from the newspaper called These excerpts were taken from articles about local happenings/gossip/announcements etc. It tells a story and gives a feel for Kaysville back in the day.
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