Delphos Years Ago by Aurora Chancy


Nov 8 1907

Delphos Republican


Mr & Mrs Carl Rolph are the proud and happy parents of a baby girl born Nov 3 (Neva born to Carl and Bessie)

EM Feather, Minneapolis photographer, was in town Tuesday taking views of the beautiful homes of our city.

Obituary for Essie Alice Furguson, Mar 27 1880 - Nov 2 1907, daughter of J E Furguson. Buried at Delphos Cemetery.

Obituary for Helen Louise Dunlap, infant daughter of Mr & Mrs Ray Dunlap. Oct 21 1907, Gravette Ark, - Nov 2 1907. Service at the home of Ralph Bishop, burial at Delphos Cemetery.

The quiet wedding of John Nelson Jr, and Bella Mortimer was held at the Presbyterian Parsonage Wednesday evening.

City ordinance posted. All owners of property on the north side of 5th between Custer and Main are ordered to construct a sidewalk.

Mr B Parks has bought a fine automobile and he will be delighted to take you for a spin.


Nov 11 1932

Delphos Republican

I H Zimmerman is moving his Delphos Bakery to Colby.

Dr Cora B Lattin died. Sister in law of Grace Billings.

Olds Shoe store was robbed. They stole between 65 and 70 pairs of shoes. The shoe boxes were found about 9 miles east of town but the shoes had been removed.

Louisa McGee died. Mother in law of Mrs Henry Steinbrock. Burial at Highland Cemetery.

Marriage licenses were issued to Vernon Naysmith and Hazel Clark of Chester, Neb, and Walter B Wilson and Frances Distel of Fairbury, Neb.

Whos who in DHS, Dale Haley, boys glee club, Sophomore play, Junior play, and played basketball and football. Now in class of '33.

Mr & Mrs E N Davis will leave Friday for Tempe AZ, where they will spend the winter with their daughter Mrs WW Adams and family.

Sam Bergsten had a birthday surprise party. Grace Billings had a birthday.


Nov 7 1957

Delphos Republican


Photo and story of wedding of Jim Lynch, Beloit, and Priscilla Ann Zeeb, daughter of Lamoine Baldock.

New arrival for Mr & Mrs Carl Hubbard (Irene Peters) a daughter, Janet Elaine on Oct 30. Mr & Mrs Larry Gridley (Shirley Santner) of Lawrence, have a daughter born Nov 5. Mr & Mrs Carroll Johnson (Helen Lash) have a daughter born Nov 4th.

Picture of Irvin W Ferris, Norman Conde and Elmer Davis taken 30 years ago by Elmer's sister Bertha Dildine. Showing the 28 catfish they caught. (I believe Elmer was her father, not her brother)

40th Anniversary reunion for Floyd and Pearl Virgason October 17th.




Nov 11 1982

Delphos Republican


Loren (Dutch) Barnes funeral here, burial at Delphos Cemetery.

Boyd Boyer Chapman, Glasco, July 11 1916 - Nov 7 1982,

Frank Lewis Murray funeral Oct 26th. Feb 19 1901 - Oct 23 1982.

Yvonne Hurtig was 11 on Nov 10th.

Mr & Mrs Jack Willars entertained family members. November birthdays honored were Russ Morton Nov 3, Janet Durkin Nov 9, Brad Durkin and Jeff McHenry Nov 25th.

Katie Wisbey celebrated her 91st birthday Nov 1.

Grant E and Myrna Kiser moved to Delphos and are residing in the property formerly occupied by Bob Kiser. Doug Kisers are moving to the farm.

Raymond Pachta entertained the residents at Delphos Rest Home by showing slides he took on his trip to the Holy Land.

Debbie Hoesli is back at work at G & G Hog. She is sufficiently recovered from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident several weeks ago.