The past stories have brought the Teplys and Jarvises up to the 1930s. Mel Jarvis and Don Teply are coming of age. Their lives will soon be disrupted by World War II. After the war, they will marry and raise families.Continue reading
196 – Family Nibbles – Volume 7
Family Nibbles – Volume 7 is here! This book is about the lives of our Jarvis family from 1920 to 1938.Continue reading
195 – Teenagers, and a Peek Ahead
By the late 30s, Chleo and her family had settled into a comfortable lifestyle. Chleo had a few social circles, like bridge club and church circle. She still socialized with a few families of Ralph’s co-workers.Continue reading
194 – Chleo and Boys
By 1934, Ralph Jarvis’ estate had been settled.Continue reading
193 – Nathan Jones’ Fall From Grace
Nathan Jones had gone from a 23-year-old small town electrician to a regional utility magnate. He built a big company and made a fortune. He was a philanthropist. He had a model dairy farm and a stable of show horses and a private airplane.Continue reading
192 – Chleo’s Situation
Chleo Jarvis, age 32, had lost her husband. They had met in 1916 in Larned, when Ralph was 22 and Chleo 16. They married in December 1919, just over 11 years ago.
Chleo mourned her loss.Continue reading
191 – Ralph Jarvis Died
Did you hear? Ralph Jarvis died this afternoon.
He was out with the horses. He came into the house and told Chleo he didn’t feel well. He retired to the bedroom.
Shortly, he yelled for Chleo. He died at 3 o’clock.Continue reading
190 – Ralph Resigned
Are you sitting down? Did you hear about Ralph Jarvis? He’s not working for Nathan Jones.Continue reading
189 – Bought a Farm
In December 1930, a month after they returned from their trip to Longview, Ralph and Chleo Jarvis bought a farm on the southwest edge of Salina.Continue reading
188 – Gas for Longview, a Planned City
Here’s the story of another big deal in 1930. In October, a celebration was planned for the grand opening of the gas system in the city of Longview, Washington.
This was a high-profile utility for the Public Utility Investment Company, and the company was going all out for the grand opening.