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Archive for Sunday, October 9, 2011

100 years ago: Lawrence woman answers ‘Wife Wanted’ ad, moves to Milwaukee

October 9, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 9, 1911:

  • "Kansas was too slow for Nancy Moore. She saw an advertisement of a Milwaukee man who wanted anything but a 'city girl' for his wife, and today they were married. So Nancy Moore of Lawrence, Kan., is now Mrs. F. Klestinsky. Klestinsky is a machinist, but he had a back-to-the-soil ambition, and he does not like the city girl -- she is too anxious to go to theaters and not enough anxious to nurse a baby and make home happy. So he advertised for a wife. 'Only country girls need apply,' he added. He got the country girl. They will take up fruit raising, and he will give his wife two evenings a week in 'the city,' and she will help him on his fruit farm the rest of the time."
  • "A baby daughter weighing only one and one-quarter pounds has been born to Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Faith who live between Lawrence and Eudora on the Eudora road. Both the baby and her mother are reported to be doing nicely. The case of a baby weighing only one and one-fourth pounds and in good health is almost unheard of for in these days a baby that size would be put in an incubator. The baby is perfect in every way.... Mr. Faith is a prosperous farmer in the Kaw Valley."
  • "The Lutheran Boy Scouts had their first hike this morning. The boys went to the Indian school first, then to the Wakarusa on a paw-paw hunt. Then they went to the farm home of J. R. Shirar, four and a half miles from town, where they ate lunch. Rev. E. E. Stauffer had charge of the hike."

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