Wildomar News: The Year 1921
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Wildomar, January 21, 1921.- The funeral of Thos. P. Latter, who died last Saturday morning was held at the home on Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made in Wildomar Cemetery. Mr. Latter is survived by his wife, son, Archie and a brother and sister in Los Angeles. Eugene DeVaul and family spent the week-end at the Frank Ireland home. Mrs. DeVaul being a sister of Mrs. Frank Ireland and Mrs. A. J. Morgan. Frank Collier and family were weekend visitors in Riverside. A petition has been filed with the county school superintendent asking for the formation of a new district to be known as the Sedco school district and to be made up of a part of Elsinore and Wildomar districts. Petition will come before supervisors February 9thThomas Wilkinson of Long Beach spent a few days the past week with his brother William Wilkinson, who is confined to his bed by a stroke of paralysis. Two nieces, Miss Effie Wilkinson and Mrs. Cartright of Long Beach are helping in caring for Mr. Wilkinson. William Thomas and family have moved to Redlands where their son, Jack is taking treatments from Pr. Ward at the Mentone Sanitarium. They expect to be gone three weeks. Mr. Webber and wife, who have leased the Callantine house, moved in this week. Mr. Webber owns eight acres on the boulevard north of town, which he expects to develop. The rain the first of the week came as a God-send to the farmers here. A little over two inches was recorded for the storm.
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Wildomar, February 21, 1921.-The Parent-Teachers association held regular monthly meeting at the school house Friday afternoon. The session was given over to a demonstration of dress forms by Mrs. Malinda Woodworth, county home demonstration agent, working through the farm bureau. Twenty-six ladies were present, several coming from Murrieta to attend the meeting. Refreshments were served by Mesdames Morrell, Murden and Soules. Mr. and Mrs. Otto E Beaver were in Riverside on business Saturday. Rudolph J. Brown attended the directors' meeting at the farm bureau office in Riverside Tuesday. Mrs. Clifford Smith is spending a few days with her mother at El Cajon. The Coleman Light company installed hollow wire gas lights in the school house the past week. This convenient addition to the school rooms was donated by the Parent Teachers association. School' was closed Tuesday to allow the teacher. Miss Marie Steiner, to attend the lecture by Miss Winifred Van Hagen, assistant state supervisor of physical education, given in the grammar school building at Elsinore.
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Wildomar, March 24, 1921.- Mr. and Mrs. S W Corwin had as week-end guests, Dr. Chester Magee and wife of Han Gabriel, Mrs. Byron Ballantine of San Francisco and Mrs. C. M. Ballantine of San Gabriel. Mrs. C. M. Ballantine, who is a sister of Mrs. Corwin, will visit here for a time. Dean Fletcher and his father made a business trip to Los Angeles Monday returning Tuesday. Mr. Fletcher has purchased the tractor formerly owned, by his brother and is getting it in shape for the seasons work. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Morgan returned from Santa Ana last Thursday bringing Mr. Morgan's mother and Mrs. Morgan's mother, who will visit for a time with them and with the Frank Ireland family. Mrs. A. G. Anderson went to Los Angeles Tuesday to bring home her niece, who is attending college, for a week's vacation. School closes Friday for the Easter vacation and will open again April 4. Elmer Johnson of Whittier came in this week to help Rudolph Brown through the harvest. Frank Letner and family left the first of the week for northern California where they have purchased land and expect to make their future home. They sold their property here to Frank E Collier. Parent-Teachers' association will give an entertainment in the school house on Friday night, April 1. A one act comedy by local people will be a feature of the program. Mrs. R. J. Brown and children are visiting with Mrs. Brown's parents in Los Angeles. Through the efforts of Miss Marie Steiner, our teacher, a splendid tennis court is being made on the school grounds. This will no doubt prove a great attraction for the young people.
Murrieta, April 7, 1921. -Over a dozen Murrieta people enjoyed the P. T. A. entertainment last Friday night at Wildomar. The Woodman lodge had a picnic at the San Diego county park last Saturday. The lodge has their plate on their cement table now which was filled at noon. The stockholders of the Elevator company worked all day Monday of this week graveling the road to the elevator, and had a big dinner at the hall, which was served by the ladies. Several who went to the circus on Tuesday of this week were late getting home, owing to the circus not getting to Riverside on time. Farm bureau meeting will be Wednesday, April 13. John Bryant, Roy Southard and Urban Tarwater have bought a combined threshing machine. The ladies will have a dress form demonstration at the auditorium on Thursday, April 14. W W Tower, 91, and a Civil war, veteran, has bought a new Ford car for his daughter, Mrs. Olive Miller, who takes care of him. Murrieta had a killing frost Wednesday morning of this week.
Wildomar, May 21, 1921. - The scholars who took the recent county examinations, made a splendid showing, passing with very high grades. This certainly speaks well, not only for the scholars, but for the splendid work and training done by the teacher, Miss Marie Steiner, who has been engaged to teach the school another term. R. I). Crawford and wife were visitors Sunday in Chino. Air. and Mrs. A. W Humphrey and brother, A. S Humphrey, and wife, spent Sunday at Newport Beach. T. H. Wilks and family were Sunday visitors in Corona. A school and community picnic was enjoyed by a large number of the children and parents last Saturday on the lake shore back of the Murden ranch. The afternoon was pleasantly spent in bathing and games. The ball game Sunday afternoon between Murrieta and the local team was lost by the local boys. A large crowd of fans were present, and thoroughly enjoyed the game. Charles Hutchinson and family of Baldwin Park were Sunday visitors at the A. W Humphreys home. R. D. Crawford is having the porch on his house remodeled and raised to the level of the balance of the house. S W Corwin is doing the work. Dr. Elizabeth Sash is spending a few days here with her sister, Mrs. Mary Torbett, before leaving for Portland, Ore., to spend the summer. The regular monthly meeting of the P.T. A. was held Friday afternoon in the school house. George Cunningham has a splendid plot of strawberries in full bearing and is finding a ready market for them I locally. Airs. E Carroll of San Diego, who has been visiting at the Humphrey j home, returned to San Diego Thursday.' Dean Fletcher expects to move his power hay press to San Juan Capistrano this week. Mr. Fletcher has a large baling contract there and expects to be gone for some time.
Wildomar, June 17, 1921. - C. L. Cunningham and family, who have resided here for the past several years, moved this week to Nuevo where Mr. Cunningham will conduct his general merchandise store.
Mrs. C. S Winger accompanied by Mrs. W R. Sweeney and daughters spent Tuesday in San Bernardino.
A. H. Jessup and family have returned from a pleasant visit with relatives in Whittier.
Mr. and Mrs. George Hudson, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Layton and Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Cash and son enjoyed a motor trip Sunday to Idyllwild.
Mrs. Mary Soules of Wildomar spent the week-end with her son, Rev. J. B. Soules and family.
The annual Sunday school picnic will be held Tuesday at Fairmount park/ Riverside.
Murrieta July 28, 1921.- Nat Hochhalter of Los Angeles is in town. Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Taylor of Wildomar are assisting at the M. E church as teachers during the absence of the pastor and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Cocking. Born - To Mr. and Mrs. Melville Thomson, at Riverside hospital, Saturday, July 23, a daughter. Mrs. June Andrew and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. W Thompson, have left for Acamaca lake. Mrs. Emma Compton of Los Angeles is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Small. Vernon James, wife and family have gone to Big Bear lake for a summer vacation. W E Miller and wife and her father, W W Tower and Bessie Wickerd and the two Rail families, enjoyed a birthday dinner Wednesday this week in the San Diego County park, near Fallbrook.
Wildomar, August 29, 1921.- Mrs. Pauline Johnson, widow of the late John Johnson, passed away last Tuesday morning after an illness of several months. With her husband Mrs. Johnson came to Wildomar 35 years ago and later moved to Elsinore, where they were in business for many years. Mr. Johnson passed away in 1918. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon and interment was made in Olivewood cemetery by the side of her husband.
Murrieta, September 29, 1921 - A box social will be held at the hall Saturday night, October 1, for the benefit of the Methodist church. The affair will be given under the management of the Woman's club, assisted by friends of the church. A program will be rendered during the evening. A fire on the Santa Rosa mountain this week is causing some alarm here as the scenery of the mountain is valued highly. The fire is also damaging the watershed of this valley. Mrs. K. E Sleeper, proprietor of the Fountain House, who has been ill for some time is said to be improving under the doctor's care. Kemp Berry and nephew from Oklahoma are in Los Angeles this week. Mrs. Oliver Miller, Miss Verna Bail and Mrs. Nellie Smohl will attend a two-days' meeting of the Home Department of the Farm Bureau at Riverside this week. A millinery course will be given by Mrs. Malinda Woodworth, county home demonstration agent. Rev. and Mrs. George Cocking were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin of Wildomar on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wickerd and Mr. and Mrs. M. W Thompson enjoyed a chicken dinner at Shoup's log cabin last Sunday. Mrs. O. W Miller and her daughter Sylvia left last Sunday for a trip to New York by way of Niagara Falls. The Woman's club held the first meeting of the season on Wednesday.
Wildomar, October 8, 1921.- E R. White has spent the past week in Los Angeles where he has been purchasing supplies. Mr. White has leased the A. B. Matthews' store building and will soon open a general merchandise store. This will no doubt prove a great convenience for the community. Mrs. A. G. Anderson and Miss Marie Steiner spent the week end with relatives and friends in Los Angeles and Whittier. Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Morrell are home after a ten day visit with relatives at Newport Beach. It is reported that Mrs. Mary Latter has traded her place for improved property in Bell. The new owners are expected to move here in the near future. Virgil T. Gibbons, a former resident, was the agent.
"500 Club" Entertained
The "500 Club'' was royally entertained last Saturday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Evans. Prizes for the evening were won by Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Morgan. At a late hour the hostess served a very delicious luncheon of tamales, hot buns, coffee, and cake. Frank E Collier is making preparations to enter his Shorthorn cattle in the Southern California fair. Mr. Collins has some very fine stock and has taken prizes the past two years. He expects to enter seven head this year.
Mrs. Frank Ireland, with her son and daughter, spent the week end with relatives in Santa Ana. Mrs. Eugene De Vaul, who has been visiting here for the past week, returned with them to her home in Santa Ana. Frank P. Fletcher and family spent the week end with Mrs. Fletcher's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al Long of Bellflower. Morse Seed company of San Francisco loaded out a car of alfalfa seed Wednesday. They purchased the bulk of the seed this year at 16 cents. Mrs. Hickman of Santa Ana is spending the week with her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Morgan.
Murrieta, November 10, 1921. - Mrs. H. Steinbaugh chaperoned the scholars from here at a freshmen reception at the Elsinore high school on last Friday night. The Misses Ethel and Fay Thompson will celebrate their birthdays at the home of J. V. Thompson, east of town, Saturday night. Mesdames Hattie Hale and Blanch Anderson were in Riverside on business Wednesday. A social will be given at the Methodist parsonage tonight for the young people interested in the organization of an Epworth League. Wildomar and Temecula young folks are invited. There will be Episcopal church services at the auditorium next Sunday at 11 a. in. Mrs. Albert Baughman, a former resident here, was run down and killed by an automobile in Long Beach last Saturday week. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sykes of Olive were visiting relatives here the first of the week. Miss Illa Shoup of Anaheim was visiting her parents here over Sunday. Mrs. Harry Winter's sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. White, are visiting her. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas of Orange are here while he cultivates his pear orchard on the boulevard north of town.
Wildomar, December 8, 1921. - Almost 100 persons enjoyed the bazaar and supper given Saturday evening at the school house by the Parent Teachers association. Fifty-five dollars was realized from the supper and sales. Miss Steiner held the lucky ticket on a beautiful centerpiece that was made and donated by Mrs. A. G. Anderson. The ladies wish to thank the community for their generous donations and support. F. M. Irvin is adding a large room and porch to his residence.
The teacher, Miss Marie E Steiner reports the following pupils on the honor roll for November: Lester Orvis Frank Taylor, Dorothy Ireland, Aline Cunningham, Ruth Orvis, Mary Collier and Melvin Torbett.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McLaughlin had as week-end guests Mr. and Mrs. J Will Dick of Los Angeles, and Mr. and Mrs. William Humphrey of Pasadena Mrs. Mary Soules is home after an extended visit with her son, Rev. John Soules, and family, at Cudahy. Archie Latter and wife of Los Angeles, and John D. Dodd and family of Pasadena camped over the week end at the Latter ranch. Frank Collier and family were business visitors in Riverside Monday. A. J. Morgan and family returned home Sunday after a week's" visit with relatives in Santa Ana. A. L. Matthews of Oceanside spent several days here the past week looking after business interests and visiting with old friends. J.W. Humphrey and son Everett of Los Angeles spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dilley.