Weather and home safety news from the May 22, 1913 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 8: Lightning Struck Mervyn Gray’s House. The rain Monday night was accompanied with quite a little electric storm and some hail. No serious damage… Read moreLightning Strikes the Gray House, 1913
Business news from the January 6, 1910 edition of the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri): Accepted Position with Ernest Prang. Merve Gray, the popular young clerk who has been with R. B. Foster so long, has accepted a position with… Read moreMerve Gray works for Ernest Prang, 1910
Miss Bess Gray, daughter of John Gray and Theresa Kunze Gray, visits family in Skidmore, Missouri in 1914.
This account of runaway transportation from the March 31, 1899 Skidmore Standard makes us glad that our modern vehicles are at least somewhat less likely to think for themselves: The Mules Felt Mulish John Barkley professes to be a horse… Read moreMules Felt Mulish
Happy birthday to your humble storyteller’s grandmother, Katherine Gray. She celebrated her special day in grand style in 1918: Birthday Party They had a fine time, those thirty-four little folks who helped Katherine Gray celebrate her eighth birthday Wednesday evening,… Read moreBirthday Party
Skidmore’s citizens were tireless in their efforts to raise money for the war effort in 1918, and the Skidmore News did what it could to encourage the town to contribute. This account from the April 25, 1918 edition reports an… Read moreAngel Food for the Red Cross