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Mary Elizabeth Thornton, who was stricken with atheroma Thursday morning, died at 1 p. m. the same day without regaining consciousness, at Minneapolis, aged seventy-one years. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Stoker, she was born May 6th, 1844, at Binghampton, Bloom county, New York, and attended the Monroe Collegiate Institute at Eldridge, N. Y. She was married Dec. 15, 1865, to Theodore Birdlebough at Norwich, N. Y., coming west in 1866 and settling first Eau Claire, Wis., where Mr. Birdlebough was cashier and bookkeeper for the Eau Claire Lumber company. Later they moved to Money Creek. One son, Walter, now of Winona, was born to them. Mr. Birdlebough died Nov. 12, 1867. On Dec. 8, 1869, she was married to James Thornton at Winona. Four children were born to this union, Myron, now of Jordan, Mont., Mary, now Mrs. H. D. Rice of Watertown, S. D., Roy, who died in infancy, and Alice, now Mrs. W. L. Hunker of Moline, Ill. Mr. Thornton died in Winona June 7th, 1895. For several years following she made her home in Winona, later staying with her children, and a year ago she went to Minneapolis to live. She was a faithful Christian, a member of the First Baptist Church of Winona. Funeral services were held Sunday morning from the home of W. T. Birdlebough, with interment at Money Creek cemetery, by the side of her husband and son.



Special to The Winona Republican—Aug. 19.

Mr. E. D. Northrop, who last week had a paralytic stroke, is better, as also Messrs. M. Gordon and Fred Slankee, each having been stricken with paralysis recently.

Mrs. David Johnson had a relapse last week, but is now in somewhat improved health.

Mr. Daniel Hines, of this township, now draws $30 per month pension from the government. He served during the war. He also drew $900 back pension.

Mrs. Daniel Moran of this town died very suddenly about a month ago. She was highly esteemed. She leaves a husband and a large family to mourn her death.

Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Vance have returned from a visit to Joliet, Illinois.

Miss Effie Sinclair is visiting her sister at St. Cloud.

Myron Thornton and sister of Winona are visiting old neighbors and school mates. Mr. R. D. Cone was also in the valley last week, also D. E. Vance and family.

Mrs. Miller has nearlyt recovered from her recent illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Emery of Caledonia made a short visit last week.

Should the frost hold off until the corn is fully ripe there will be an unprecedented yield of all the staple crops. The weather has been most auspicious for stacking, and there is very little grain that is not in stack.



Special to The Winona Republican—March 6.


Mr. James Thornton of Winona was a Money Creek caller. His family have many friends here.


Special to The Winona Republican—Feb. 20.

The supervisors inspected the bridge on the highway crossing Money Creek, near Geaorge Hackett’s. It was pronounced in bad condition.

Mrs. Hiram Todd, who has been very sick, is now improving.

The Rev. W. A. Putnam and family add largely to the social as well as to the religious interest of this community. The sociables given richly repay for going.

Master Bently Sinclair, while sliding down hill, has his face badly bruised.

By the reports of the village schools for the month ending Feb. 12th it appears that in the grammar department the scholars neither absent nor tardy were Leslie Emery, Arthur Putnam, Myron Thornton, Nellie Whitehouse. In the primary department—Earl Beals, Fred. Bosworth, Anna Chapel, Jimmie Chapel, Mina Goodwin, Gilbert Todd, George Wilkins. Number of pupils enrolled 79; average daily attendance, 58.

Rev. George Rodgers, who preached at the Congregational church at Centerville, will move soon with his family, to his farm near the village.

Mr. S. Corey sold his steers to a Winona butcher. They weighed 1,100 each, and were 22 months old.

The following are the individuals in Money Creek paying over $10 in personal taxes, with the sum paid by each: Mrs. Jane Crosby, $41.17; R. C. McLeod, $25.60; James Noyes, $20.42; Moses Emery, $19.68; W. F. Sinclair, $18.85; John Campbell, $18.38; E. N. Berry, $17.92; Magnus Anderson, $15.75; J. Holland, $14.86; J. E. Bosworth, $14.69; Lafayette Wood, $13.69; W. H. Applebee, $11.34; Brann Bros., $10.58.

The town caucus will be held Wednesday, March 3.


Special to The Winona Republican–Sept. 21.

Married recently, Mr. Otis Randall to Miss Nettie Berry. Mr. James Randall and his son Otis and families will soon start for Nebraska with teams. Mr. James Noyes still continues in the employ of the Rushford and Houston creameries, and paying fifteen cents per quart for cream. Hr. [sic] Cyrus Berry says his corn was not injured by the hard frost; corn will average two-thirds of a crop, Jack Frost notwithstanding. Mr. E. N. Berry is rapidly threshing out the grain. Mr. Robert McCormick says his wheat went thirteen bushels and oats forty bushels to the acre. Mr. John Gordon is building a new house. Mr. Michael Gordon is adding to his buildings. Mr. Lafayette Wood has painted his new barn. Mr. Ed. Northrup is building, and when finished will have a tony house. Mr. S. A. Corey has made valuable improvements on his farm and buildings. Irving B. Keeler teaches the grammar department in the village school the coming Winter and Miss Delia Butler in the primary department. E. J. Russell teaches a five months school in Keeler’s district; and Burt. Morrison in Robinson’s. Mr. Chappel. was well pleased with the State Fair. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Corey also attended the fair and visited friends.

Uncle Sylvester Corey has sold his valuable half Norman mare to Mr. Knapp of Fremont.

James Thornton and family have returned from their Iowa visit.

Those receiving pensions from the government, and living in this vicinity, are George Miller, D. W. Robinson, Peter Tuper, W. F. Todd, S. A. Nichols, William Murray and Samuel Smith.

Rev. Mr. Mowers and wife will attend the Methodist conference at Rochester. It is hoped they may be returned to this place another year.

Mrs. Moses Emery has returned from La Crosse, where she has been under medical treatment, and is somewhat improved in health.

The very aged and feeble Mr. John Quinn, living near the west part of town in Fillmore county, was recently adjudged insane and sent to the asylum in Rochester, where he may end his days. This is a sad story of real life.