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May 2004
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One Hundred Years Ago

Charlevoix Sentinel May 5, 1904 Local News: “Mrs. Dr. Bailey, second daughter of Mrs. Julia Gibson of Beaver Island, died at her home on Mackinaw Island Sunday morning.”

“Capt. Martin O'Malley, many years ago a well known Beaver Island resident and brother of Mrs. James Donlevy of St. James, died in Chicago Friday. Mrs. Donlevy went to Chicago Tuesday.”
Marine News: “On her Wednesday trip the steamer Beaver went to the Beavers by way of Wagochance, to land the keeper and his assistants.”

“The fishing tug L. W. Knapp arrived here last week from Dunkirk, New York in charge of Capt. John Dahlmer, to do summer fishing at Beaver Island.

May 12, 1904 Local News: “Jas. McCann of St. James, went to Chicago on the Illinois yesterday.”

“Dr. Wilkinson , of St. James, went to Thompsonville last week. Mrs. M. V. Cook, who has been living there returned with him, and will remain a few weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Blodgitt.”

“Sylvester McDonough, a former resident of Beaver Island, died at Ashland, Wisconsin last Friday. The remains arrived here Monday in charge of a brother, Patrick McDonough, and were taken to St. James for interment.”

“Capt. M. Bonner, of St. James, yesterday bought the schooner Rouse Simmons, which wintered here. He will run her in the Beaver Island and Chicago trade.

“Jerry Corbett, an old settler of Beaver Island and who lived alone on a farm near the harbor [north of Barney’s Lake], died suddenly at St. James last Wednesday night. When the Beaver left there Wednesday, Mr. Corbett was loading seed peas on his wagon, and was about to start for home”

“May 26, 1904 Local News: “Census Numerators named For Peaine and St. James - James Gallagher”

– Joyce Bartels

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