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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 9 - March 1-7, 1937


Eileen KINNICK
75 yrs ago
Week 9 - March 1-7, 1937


My mother, Eileen KINNICK (maiden name), kept a diary from 1932 until her death in 1999. In Feb 2005, I created a website of her 1936 diary, the year she graduated from high school. During the latter half of 2011, commented weekly on these entries.
For 1937, I am transcribing the daily entries, currently, at The KINNICK Project surname blog.

In this weekly blog post, I will make summary comments and observations, and perhaps add a photo, from time to time.
Setting: The family lived in a farmhouse a couple of miles out of town (Coon Rapids, Iowa). Older brother, Leo, lived at home; his girl friend, later wife, Ida, visited regularly. Younger brother, Buzzy (she often wrote Bussy) was 9 years old. Pete Smith is her 'boy friend' - fourth month starting Jan 1 (they do marry, in Mar 1938).

Week 9 (Mar 1-7):  On March 4-5, we hear "Storm Lake," "Peck," and "Harry Cadden." The news story, below, helps fill in some gaps. I mentioned that Cadden had the men's clothing store in the 50s when I was a young man. Below explains the beginnings. We later learn that Peck as a big car dealership in Storm Lake.

From a recent Coon Rapids Enterprise:


75 Years Ago
February 19, 1937
Coon Rapids is to have a new clothing store, a men’s and boy’s furnishings store. It will be located in the building formerly occupied by the Murdy Drug store, a building formerly owned by Mrs. Edw. McDonald but purchased a few months ago by George Boehler. The first of the week Harry Cadden sold his interest in the Cadden and Bell garage to his partner, John A. Bell, and immediately leased Mr. Boehler’s building and began plans to buy store fixtures and lay in a stock of men’s and boy’s furnishings.
Mr. Cadden says he plans a store which will be a credit to the town and community. Mr. Cadden is well known here having been in business in the town since 1923 when he went in the garage business with George Smith. The following years Mr. Bell bought Mr. Smith’s interest and since that time Cadden and Bell have enjoyed a good business at this garage where they handled the famous Standard Oil products.
Mr. Bell will continue in the garage business as before. Mr. Cadden says he will get his store ready for business as rapidly as possible for the public in the near future.



More next week… keep reading the daily entries…  ;-)

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