-- 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
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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