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
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
185 – A Cattle Ranch
Ralph and Chleo Jarvis bought a ranch southwest of Salina.Continue reading
183 – Extended Family
Ralph and Chleo Jarvis settled into a new way of life in Salina. They were in a home of their own.Continue reading
180 – A Move to Salina
Nathan Jones focused on his vision for the new Public Utility Investment Company. In late 1924, Jones moved his family from Abilene to Salina, Kansas. He opened a two-room office on the third floor of a bank in downtown Salina.
179 – The States Power Company
By January 1924, Pawnee Power and Water Company and all the other C.L. Brown companies were merged into United Light and Power Company.
Nathan Jones had risen to assistant treasurer, and Ralph Jarvis had moved up to head the construction division.
But there was an opportunity in Oklahoma.Continue reading
178 – Home Life 1922, 1923
It was good that Chleo Jarvis lived in her mother’s household. They got along well. Anna had a daughter and grandchild at home, and Chleo had help raising Melvin.
In 1922, Ralph was age 28 and Chleo was 22.Continue reading
177 – A United Takeover
The vision was a huge loop of transmission lines from Hutchinson to Larned to Kinsley to Turon and back to Hutchinson. It was the most ambitious plan for electrical distribution in Kansas.