Migration news from the March 23, 1905 Skidmore New Era, page 1:
Gone to Kansas.
Two cars loaded with the belongings of A. F. Howden were started for Nortonville, Kansas, Friday, Mr. Howden and son accompanying them. Mrs. Howden went to Maryville, to spend a few days with relatives before joining them in their new home.
By the departure of Mr. Howden the community loses one of her best citizens. His son, Walter will remain here until school closes. He is a member of the graduating class this year. Our good wishes go with these people to their new home.