This week’s From the Archives brings you stories from the front page of 1927!
From The Chadron Journal – January 14, 1927
J. A. Edaburn Dies Suddenly At hospital
Well known Chadron Conductor Expires After Operation
The community mourns this week the passing of James A. Edaburn, who died early Tuesday morning in a hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, of ether-pneumonia, following a serious operation involving the appendix, gall bladder and gall stones.
For some time Mr. Edaburn has not been well and he and Mrs. Edaburn left for Rochester on Monday of last week. The Saturday following he was operated upon, and his death resulted as above.
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Harris and Mrs. W. W. Parsons went to Ft. Pierre to meet Mrs. Edaburn, and they returned with the body Wednesday afternoon. The daughter, Mrs. Jesse Clark and her husband of Amarilla, Texas, who visited here during the holidays, had not yet left for their home and Miss Edna will arrive from Centralia, Washington today (Friday). Funeral services will be held this Friday afternoon at 2:30.
Mr. Edaburn has been a conductor on the C. & N. W. for many years and during their long residence in Chadron he and his family have mad3e a large circle of friends who grieve at his passing, and extend deep sympathy to the family.
He was a member of the Masonic lodge, the Fraternal order of Elks, the Woodmen of America and was a veteran of the Spanish War.
We hope to have a complete review of his life next week.
City High Wins Two Loses Two On First Trip
Locals Beat Valentine 24 to 6 and Defeats Aisnworth high 16 to 7
PLAY HERE FRIDAY, JAN.14
Two wins and two losses were chaulked up against Coach Raymond Noyes City High cage squad on te first trip of the season. The Chadron five won from Valentine High and Ainsworth High but were unable to stop the fast St. Francis Indians and the Atkinson high Basketeers.
Coach Noyes and his protégés left here last Tuesday night for St. Francis where they played on Wednesday night and took the short end of a 1 to 17 count. On Thursday night they met the Valentine Quintette and were victorious, 24 to 6. On Friday night Chadron won over Ainsworth with a 16 to 7 score and on Saturday night they lost to Atkinson 20 to 12.
The results of this four game trip indicate that Coach Noyes will develop a strong five before the season is very far advanced. He is working with new material for the most part and to have won over the Valentine and Ainsworth five is quite a feat.
Tonight (Friday) the City High five will again meet the Valentine High cagers and a stiff game is anticipated although the dope favors Chadron to win.
On next Friday night the locals will play the Pine Ridge Indians in the Chadron Gym.
Those who made the first trip are as follows: Clay Rook, Tom Kane, Cy McDowell, Craig Harris, Robert Wakeman, Harry Boyd, Vernon Johnson, and Coach Noyes.
Tyree Bound Over On Liquor Charge
As a result of the activities of Deputy Sheriff B. L. McNeff, Frank Tyree, who lives about fourteen miles south and west of Chadron, is now bound over to District Court on a liquor charge.
On Tuesday of this week, McNeff, armed with a search warrant, proceeded to the Tyree place and made a search of the premises which netted him about 55 gallons of mash and about a half pint of corn or moonshine whiskey.
Tyree was brought before County Judge James H. Stewart on Wednesday moring (sic) where he plead guilty to the complaint and was bound over to District Court with bond fixed at $500.00.
Reaper Takes One More Pioneer When Mrs. Satterlee Dies
Her Passing Brings Sadness To Many Friends In This Section
WAS EIGHTY YEARS OLD
On Thursday afternoon, Dec. 30, 1926, there passed from our midst one of our aged citizens, whose passing has caused a great sadness not only in her own home circle, but to a host of friends, young and old. Mrs. E. D. Satterlee will live in the memory of those who were privileged to know her as a jovial, extremely sociable and hospitable lady, who was never too busy for a friendly chat, and whose great delight, expecially in her later years when she was a “shut-in,” was to greet her friends in her home. Many of these always called on her birthday, a red letter day for her.
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Selinger, were held on Sunday afternoon at the Episcopal church of which she was a member and where she delighted to worship.
Anna Elise Satterlee was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on Aug. 8, 1846. When a young girl she came to America with her parents, who made their home at Omaha for several years, and where she was married to Mr. Satterlee. After a few years they went to Ord, Nebraska, where they were in the hotel business and where their children were born. In 1884 the family moved to Hay Springs, where Mr. Satterlee dealt in real estate. Later they moved to Harrison, Mr. Satterlee being the first County Clerk Sioux County.
In 1891 the Satterlees came to Chadron and purchased what is now the Blaine Hotel, remodeled and renamed it and conducted the same for about fourteen years, when they retired from business and built the home on Bordeaux Avenue. There with Mr. and Mrs. Richert, they have since lived. Mr. Satterlee passed away three years ago.
One son, Winfield S. Satterlee, of this city and four daughters survive. The daughters are: Mrs. Bert Richert and Mrs. O. B. Unthank of Chadron. Mrs. W. B. Skipton and Mrs. J M. Kibben of Sheridan. Mrs. Skipton and Mrs. Kibben were here on a visit about ten days before their mother’s death, leaving her in the best of spirits and apparently improving. Eleven grand children also cherish the memory of this love dgrand mother, and one sister, Mrs. Christine Chelberg, of Wahoo, Nebraska, survives.
Unusual Operation Successfully Done
The following clipping from The Rock Springs, Wyo., Miner, will be of interest to the friends of Dr. John Goodnough, a former Chadron boy.
“Mrs. Jim Stimos was discharged from the Wyoming General Hospital Tuesday after one of the most difficult operations known to surgical science. The patient entered the hospital fourteen days ago to undergo an operation known as the Caesaran section, the attending physician being Dr. J. H. Goodnough. This operation rarely process successful, but thanks to medical science mother and child are doing nicely.”