Dr. J. Dale Graham and wife arrived in LeRoy last Saturday from Elephant Butte, N. Mexico, where he has charge of the health of the big camp of laborers on the Elephant Butte dam. This work is now finished. Dr. Graham will spend the remainder of the week here and then will go to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to take a post-graduate course in medicine and surgery at Harvard University, regarded as the highest course in medicine in this country. After finishing that work he expects to locate in El Paso, Texas, for the practice of special lines in his profession.
Obituary W. G. Layton
William George Layton, better known as "Uncle George" died at the home of his son D. T. Layton Wednesday, August 2nd. He was born February 2, 1825 and was therefor exactly ninety-one and one-half years old at the time of his death. His birthplace was Switzerland county, Indiana, and he was a resident of that state until 1870 when he came to Coffey county, Kansas, and has lived in this vicinity every since.
He married Mary Ellen Spurgeon, December 10, 1851. She died October 19, 1860. One child, Mrs. J. W. Sims, was born to that union. January 8, 1862, he married Mary M. Overleez, who born him three sons and departed from this life December 31, 1901. The boys are Henry of Idaho, Daniel T. of LeRoy and Joseph of near Gridley. His children were all at the bedside during his last hours except Henry who was unable to be present.
Besides the children he leaves a sister in Indiana, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren to mourn his loss with a host of friends. He was a member of the Christian church.
He had an exceedingly strong constitution and was an active worker up to a short time before his death. The funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Sims on Thursday afternoon.
Blaine Crow and Tom Flory drove over from Gridley last Friday evening for tennis matches in doubles and singles. Dr. McGinnis and Glick Fockele attempted to avenge the defeat of George Sims and Lester Davis at Gridley two weeks abo and failed most dismally, losing in straight sets 2-6, 3-6. George Sims evened up his own defeat at Gridley by beating Crow 6-8, 6-3, 6-2. The match between Flory and Lee Davis came to a sudden halt when the latter sustained a badly sprained ankle when the games stood 2-1 in favor of Flory. J. W. McPherson beat Flory in one set 6-2. The match between Sims and Crow was hard-fought from start to finish and both players were almost exhausted when the match was decided. The heat on the courts was intense.
Everything is in readiness for LeRoy's big Fall Carnival. The rain Monday evening cooled off the weather considerably and settled the dust that promised to make things disagreeable for the visitors. The program is interesting and will keep something going on all the time. The double-parachute leap from a balloon by one of the Flying Quinnettes is something new in the line of an attraction here and is exciting considerable curiosity. Many formerly of LeRoy people are here to meet old friends at the Carnival and the home-coming feature is becoming more and more prominent with each succeeding year.