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Chapter 8.


Moving away from Wisconsin.


As can be seen from the newspaper account of Judge Milo Muckleston’s death, many family members had moved away from Waukesha County by 1916 and Milo’s wife eventually remarried.


John’s children had all been well educated and Milo was the only one to have remained within Wisconsin. His sisters had all married. Brother Ralph was in the Canadian army during the First World War, after which he met and married Lois Edith Way and initially settled in Mt Vernon Washington, eventually moving to Seattle and there had two children Carol and Keith.


His brother Melville, entered Milo Muckleston’s law office in Waukesha for a little while, and then went to Dakota, where he entered the state agricultural college at Fargo and played on the football team. He decided to go further west, and to study forestry, he then entered the University of Washington, taking the forestry course, he also took part in the war, joining the flying corps and after a short foray into oil prospecting in Texas he settled down and followed in his brother’s footsteps as an attorney. Melville and his wife, who was president of the American Legion Auxiliary, lived in Chicago for many years and at the time of their deaths in 1968 were living in California. They had no children.





Youngest brother Stanley, another First World War veteran, also settled in Seattle, he had two sons, John and Bob who both also became lawyers as did many of their children.


Allen Muckleston’s children remained in Wisconsin and continued in the farming industry. They continued to play their part in the community and are well recorded in the local newspapers. Alice married Alfred Torhurst and her descendants remain in Wisconsin to this day. Unfortunately his three sons appear not to have produced any sons. Edward did have a daughter Jean who unfortunately died aged 15. As a result no further descendants of Allen carried the surname Muckleston.


Edward E Muckleston, the first of this branch of the family to be born in the USA, as far as we are aware only had a daughter Alice and it is unknown what happened to her, but she is believed to have died before 1921 as her mother is shown as her fathers sole heir.


Those Muckleston’s alive today in the USA, now scattered across the country all appear to be descendants of John, son of Edward who chose to try farming in a strange land and settled in the County of Waukesha in Wisconsin.


The later years of the family in Wisconsin continued to be told through the pages of the Waukesha Freeman.


31 August 1916

“Somewhere In France”

            Waldo Muckleston has written friends here that what he would like most to see just at present is “The Freeman”. Waldo is at the western war front, and his communications reaching Waukesha are dated “somewhere in France”. He is engaged at a point upon which the eyes of the whole civilized world are concentrated; he is at the center of interest to our entire sphere; his daily routine touches the bombardments of trenches, the curtains of fire, the laughter of human beings, the crash and din and excitement of modern warfare – yet a copy of the little old Waukesha Freeman would have more personal, attached interest than all this history making episode of which he is a part. A letter received a day or two ago from Waldo said that he had received the news of the death of his brother, judge Milo Muckleston. In this connection he asked for more detailed information and suggested The Freeman. He also wondered if The Freeman couldn’t be sent frequently. It will be.

7 September 1916


            Mr and Mrs Muckleston are enjoying a motor trip.

14 September 1916

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – In County Court

Legal notice referring to the estate of Alvina Lawranz, in which Milo Muckleston was named as executor – request to transfer the role of executor to his partner J E Thomas as a result of Milo Muckleston’s death.

Signed Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

19 October 1916

Waukesha County

Holstein Sale

Monday October 23

100-------Pure Breds--------100

            This is the largest number of high record, pure-bred cattle that has ever been offered at one time at public auction in the county.

            All animals are tuberculin tested under the supervision of the Wisconsin Live Stock Sanitary Board.

            Each animal consigned has been inspected by a committee of three. We believe every animal to be sound and clean.



E.G & J.W. Muckleston, Waukesha………….9 animals

2 November 1916

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – In County Court

Ella Titze  Plaintiff


Charles Titze Defendant


Muckleston & Thomas Plaintiffs Attorneys.

P.O. Address: Andrews Buildings, Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin



23 November 1916

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Herman Golner deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

7 December 1916

Revives Memory of Absent Judge

Bar Association Meeting In Honor of The Late Milo Muckleston

Tributes From Many Friends

Lawyers of County Gather to Pay Formal Tribute to a Departed Brother Attorney

            Tender emotions and affectionate memories of the late judge E Milo Muckleston were revived within the austere portals of the circuit court chamber on Monday at the memorial service held by the Waukesha County Bar association. Practically all the members of the association were present or represented by communications, and a dozen brother attorneys spoke feelingly of their remembrance of the victim of last July’s tragedy.

            Judge Martin Lueck presided at the request of E D Walsh, who appeared as the executive of the Bar Association. Besides the lawyers there were a large number of friends of the departed judge in the court room.

Qualities Command Respect.

            There were many admirable phases of the character of Judge Muckleston presented by numerous friends, but all were a unit in recognizing the strength of character, the love of justice and the ability to be fair, which was possessed by the deceased.

            G Holmes Daubner, as chairman of a special committee, presented a formal narrative and biography for engrossment upon the records of the court, together with resolutions providing for its perpetuation. The reading was followed by a touching address by D J Hemlock, who voiced the sentiment of the association in deploring the removal from the community of so young a man, who had such great promise for the future and who had become a distinguished citizen of his city, county and state.

            Judge James E Thomas, of the former firm of Muckleston & Thomas friend and professional partner of Judge Muckleston for the last decade, spoke feelingly of his memories of their period of intimacy.

            A characteristic of Judge Muckleston touched upon by all the speakers was his unfailing generosity and untiring efforts to aid and assist his less fortunate fellow citizens.

Letters From Absentees

            Letters were received from Harvey J Frame, who is in the South and from Ernst Merton, now a resident of East Troy. Both wrote of their admiration for Judge Muckleston and expressed their personal loss in the tragedy of last summer. Mr Merton wrote that his eyesight was exceedingly poor – in fact he could see nothing at all – and he did not wish to come to the gathering under the discomfort of his affliction.

            Arthur J Dopp, Marcus Jacobson, John Buckley, Thomas W Parkinson and a number of others addressed touching words to their departed comrade.

            Judge Lueck paid a most glowing tribute to the character of Judge Muckleston in closing the proceedings.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Herman Golner deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

14 December 1916

Probate Actions In County Court

            A long probate calendar was disposed of by Judge David W Agnes at the December term of the county court, Tuesday. The hearings of claims in the estates of Milo Muckleston and Wilhelmina Hartling were adjourned from day to day as were also the hearings on final account in the estates of George Bergerson, Emma Davis and John W LeRoy.

28 December 1916


R Waldo Muckleston Writes of Hearing Of Death of His Brother Milo.

Has Been In front Lines

Waukesha Boy Now Serving in France Tells Former Teacher of Experiences in War.

            Under date of August 29th, and from a point “somewhere in France”, a letter was written by R Waldo Muckleston to Col. Sidney T Smythe of St John’s Military academy telling that he had heard of the death of Judge Milo Muckleston, who was killed near Pewaukee early last July.

            Waldo Muckleston left Waukesha last April to try for entry at West Point, but owing to some manoeuvring of a political nature was unable to gain admission. He then wrote that he intended joining an engineering outfit starting for South America. Later on he joined the Ninth Field Company, Third Division, Canadian engineers, enlisted for overseas service, and as early as June was ordered to the Western front in France.

News of Death Dazing

            “ I have heard the sad news from Melville about Milo being killed” he writes “ and it was the saddest news I ever received. It seemed to leave me in a daze all the next day. I had been rather backward in my correspondence with him, and do not think he ever knew I was over here.

            I have been in France since May and have gone through several hells while here. A couple of times I thought it was good-bye to billets and all.

            I was up to the front line a little time ago, when they were ‘strafing’ Fritz”

Note is Very Brief

            Probably owing to military orders, the letters is without particular mention of army affairs. There is a brief mention of the trip through England and of the efficient officers attached to his company.

            In the allied service R W Muckleston is known as No. 502860. This identification is reduced to a metal disk, which is strung about the neck, and in case of casualty is employed as the means for checking up and absolute identification.


            Mr and Mrs E E Muckleston left yesterday for Florida where they will spend the remainder of the winter.

4 January 1917

The Year 1916 in Waukesha


Milo Muckleston, judge of eastern municipal district, killed by interurban car while attempting to drive his automobile across the tracks.


Bar association holds memorial for the late Judge Milo Muckleston.

22 February 1917


University of Washington Athlete Made Provisional Second Lieutenant

            Stanley M Muckleston, brother of Waldo, who is at the war front in France, has been appointed a provisional second lieutenant in the United States Army. Stanley has been making a name for himself in the athletic department of the University of Washington at Seattle, and in October last took an examination for an army commission. Stanley is a graduate of Waukesha High School and St John’s Military Academy. He was captain of the football teams of the two institutions, and later entered the University of Washington, turning out with the freshmen team. He is Phi Delta Theata.

Municipal Court Jurors

            The jurors drawn for the March term of Municipal court are as follows: (includes)

Garfield Muckleston

8 March 1917

New Record for Milk Production

Muckleston Bros.’ Animal Gives Ton and a Half in Thirty Days

Is Now Champion of Wisconsin

Cornucopia Johanna Clothilde Yields Nearly 100 Pounds of Milk Per Day For A Month

            The record production for milk in Wisconsin has been made by a Waukesha cow on a Waukesha Farm, under official observation.

            The animal is Cornucopia Johanna Clothilde, an aged cow belonging to E G and J W Muckleston, northwest of the city.

            She topped the highest record ever officially observed in Wisconsin previously by producing 747.4 pounds of milk in seven days, an average of almost 107 pounds of milk a day. The butter content for the seven days was 27.8, which is an average of nearly four pounds per day, and with butter at 43 cents a pound and skim milk at 75 cents per 100 pounds, the yield of Cornucopia is not to be sneezed at, even by holders of war bonds.

Continued For Thirty Days

            The test was continued for thirty days, and showed sustaining qualities that are remarkable. In the thirty days of the test the animal produced 2,910 pounds of milk and 105 pounds of butter. In cash, the production of the single animal, at prevailing prices, would be about $50 a month.

            The holder of the record to date was another Holstein cow, Jessie Fobes Maud Homestead, belonging to S R Jones of Watertown. Jessie produced 746.9 in seven day test, five years ago. The Waukesha animal produced .5 pounds more in that time. This is considered the greatest production ever made by a cow in the state, under official observation.

Record in America Larger

            The highest record for Wisconsin is somewhat below the record for America, which is held by a Holstein animal in Canada, and approximated something over 900 pounds of milk in seven days.

            The Cornucopia cow is one of the herd of Muckleston Bros., and was segregated for testing purposes this winter. While the ration used in winter for such a production is a material element, yet it is a well recognized fact that non-producers cost within a very small amount of this cost for mere maintenance, without the returns made by the bred cattle.

15 March 1917


Edwin Milo Muckleston

            Edwin Milo Muckleston, two years of age, son of the late Judge E Milo Muckleston, and only child of Mrs Mary Muckleston, died on Saturday afternoon at the family residence on Wisconsin Avenue. The child was a victim of pneumonia. The funeral services were private and were held from the home on Monday afternoon. Burial was at Prairie Home cemetery.

19 April 1917

Lieut. Muckleston Here

            Stanley Muckleston, brother of the late Judge Milo Muckleston and of Waldo Muckleston, who is serving with an engineering corps on the French battle front, was in Waukesha a day last week on his way to Norfolk Va., where he will report for duty as a second lieutenant of marines.

            Stanley was a local high school student, later went to St John’s Military Academy and then to the University of Washington at Seattle, where his parents reside, Recently he passed examinations for commissions in both army and navy service, finally choosing a second lieutenancy in the marine service.

            He was at Waukesha last Thursday and later went to Delafield to pay a farewell visit to the Rev. S T Smythe of the academy.

10 May 1917


            Miss Agnes Sperry accompanied Mr and Mrs Muckleston to Waukesha Saturday afternoon to attend the meeting of the Waukesha County Historical Society at the Congregational church.

21 June 1917

Delafield - Of Personal Interest

            Mr and Mrs Edward Muckleston are entertaining relatives.

11 October 1917

War Time Notes

            Captain Stanley M Muckleston, formerly of this city, was here Sunday for a few hours’ visit with relatives and friends. He is now stationed at Quantico, Va., with the Ninety-seventh company, Sixth regiment of United States Marines, of which he has recently been promoted to Captain. The organization is expected to be sent to France in November. Capt. Muckleston attended St John’s Military Academy in Delafield, and last year passed examinations for a second lieutenancy in the marine service. He stated much spirit prevails among the men, and all are anxious to get into action.

18 October 1917


            Joseph Johnston, of the central police force is passing a part of his vacation in the home of his cousin Mrs Allen Muckleston, and is also making brief visits to other relatives and old time friends.

25 October 1917

From Somewhere Away In France

Comes a Letter From Waldo Muckleston

Awaits Transference Now

Visited Interesting Places in London on Way to the Front From Canada

            Relatives here recently heard from Waldo Muckleston (Somewhere in France) much except that of a personal nature was erased, the letter having passed through censor’s hands. He is well and his words indicate pretty good spirits. He has not yet been transferred to the American army, but he hopes to be soon.

            Waldo has had some very exciting times since being in France and those *** and terrible experiences that were gone through at Ypres will never be forgotten by those that took part in them. He expects a *** shortly to Scotland and Wales which he visited about eighteen months ago. Writing of Scotland he says that in some respects Scotland reminds him of America i.e. The way the people act and treat you, although they have the broad accent that is missing from the speech of Americans. He was in London when a Zeppelin raid was on but could say no more as the censor has exercised his prerogative. While in London he paid a visit to some of the famous places, such as the Great British Museum, Westminster Abbey, St Pauls Cathedral, London Tower etc. He spent a good deal of time in Westminster also looking at the last resting place of the greatest men as well as the worst people that ever lived. Much time was also passed in London Tower, seeing through the dungeons where the vilest murders were committed by the different rulers. Here also the famous instruments of torture could be seen among these are the thumb screws, the scavengers daughter, the rack, etc. He saw the dungeon that Sir Walter Raleigh was placed in, also the axe that came down on his neck when he lost his head after he had that little altercation with “Queen Bess”. Also he saw the location of the scaffold that King Henry VIII had erected to execute one of his wives, Anne Boelyn.

            He visited many places which are specially of interest to the Muckleston family, also is still much grieved over Milo’s death. Hopes time will smooth things over.

            When he is fortunate to get back he will certainly stop at Waukesha a few days and pay a visit. Incidentally and assumingly he adds that he took part in some of the athletic games that his division enjoyed and was the best sixteen pound shot putter on the field. He sends his best regards to all the relatives and remembrances to all who knew him here. He is connected with the Canadian engineers.

15 November 1917

Jurymen Chosen For Circuit Court Term

            The commissioners have drawn the following persons for the jury panel for the December term of the circuit court. They are summoned to appear at Court on December 3 at 2 o’clock pm: (names include)

J W Muckleston, town of Waukesha.

29 November 1917


            Mrs Milo Muckleston is contemplating a visit to California during the early winter.

6 Dec 1917

Melville Mucklestone To Be In Flying Service

He Has Been Accepted By Uncle Sam and Awaits Call To Berkeley Flying School

            The following article taken from the Seattle Sunday Times, of Nov 25 will be read with much interest by numerous Freeman patrons:

            “Signal! 22-A-Formation-tackles-back-16-0!”

            Zzzp! Eleven airplanes flying in close order with a flashing machine at the apex, charging through the disordered ranks of the Boche planes-another touchdown!

            This is what football fans of the Pacific Northwest may shortly expect to read in dispaches from the front. “Good old Muck” in private life Melville Mucklestone known on a hundred football fields as the greatest battering ram the University of Washington ever turned out , has joined the aviation corps.

            In a few weeks the famous halfback will leave for Berkeley Cal., and later for the San Diego finishing school. Then he will wing his way – “wing” is the correct word, is it not? – across the ocean to the Allied front and Gil Dobies protégé will find himself on a new battlefield.

            With so many athletes in the aviation corps, some notable air struggles may be expected during the 1918 drive, it is predicted. Likewise, some startling new shifts, dazzling end runs, brilliant tackles and daring loop-the-loops are bound to follow.

Examination Easy.

            Mucklestone had no difficulty passing the examination. In fact, the medical testers found that standing on his head, whirling round dizzily and falling with a thud were among some of the best things “Muck” did. His training against O A C and Pullman warriors adapted him at once to the demands of the aviation corps.

            Likewise since leaving the gridiron “Muck” has been a faithful follower of golf and is now in the pink of condition.

            “Muck” first flashed across the football horizon in the fall of 1908, Dobies first year at Washington. He was one of that famous coterie of freshmen to make the team that year, along with “Wee” Coyle, Max Eakins, Warren Grimm, et al.

            Following the season during which Washington did not lose a game for the first time in its history “Muck” was signally honored by the team, receiving the captaincy in his freshman year, the first time such an event had happened with the Purple and Gold.

            In the fall of 1909 the victorious season was repeated and in 1911 Muckleston played his third year, omitting 1910, when he turned out for law. As in football, he won his letter in the legal profession. Likewise he found time to make his letter two years in baseball.

            In addition to being a member of Phi Delta Theta, Phi Delta Phi, and the Fir Tree, “Muck” united with the Republican Party and entered politics. Aside from this his record was blameless and since graduation he has been unusually successful in his law practice, serving the legal department of the Superior Lumber Company.

            When Captain Jones, recruiting officer, arrived in Seattle and set up headquarters in the Arcade building “Muck” decided that aviation would give his training the best outlet, and he signed up. The examination followed, successfully, then the enlistment. He is now waiting for the Berkeley call which will arrive in the next two weeks.

13 December 1917

Circuit Court Cases Have Been Disposed Of.

            On Monday the case of Mrs Mary Muckleston, executrix of the estate of the late Judge Milo Muckleston, vs. the M L H & T Co., was taken up.

            The compliant in this case alleges that the death of Judge Muckleston at the crossing near Elmhurst station in July 1916, was the result of the careless running of a company electric car at a time when the deceased was driving over the company’s track in his automobile.

            Much interest is felt in this case. Hons. J E Thomas and V H Tichenor appear for Plaintiff. The railway company is represented by W Hayes of Milwaukee.

20 December 1917

Muckleston Suit Is Concluded

Was On trial Nearly All Last Week

Verdict of $7,000 But –

Twelve Questions Submitted to Jury – One Answer is of Carelessness

            The suit of Mrs Mary Muckleston, executrix of the estate of the late Judge Milo Muckleston, vs the M L H & T Co., against which negligence was alleged at the time of the killing of Judge Muckleston in July, 1916, near the Elmhurst Station, required several days for trial in the circuit court last week. It was taken up on Monday before a jury, Judge Martin L Lueck presiding, and the concluding arguments were heard Friday morning. The claim of damages was for $10,000. Several questions were involved in the trial of the case and considerable evidence was introduced as to the possible extent of view of the railway track by one approaching on the highway from Delafield. It was developed that at the time of Judge Muckleston’s death, there was a rank growth of weeds along the railway right of way which made it difficult to see an approaching car until one was dangerously near the track.

            Mrs Muckleston was represented in the trial of the case by Hon J E Thomas and V H Tichenor. The defendants company case was in charge of Attorney Wm. Hayes.

            In giving the case to the jury the court submitted for answer various questions and a finding for the plaintiff of a verdict for $7,000 by the jury seems to be offset by the answer to the question as to the alleged carelessness of the victim. This answer indicates that in the approach to the railway track Judge Muckleston did not exercise sufficient degree of care to enable him to avoid the collision.

10 January 1918


            Mrs Milo Muckleston and Mrs Barry Hayes expect to take their departure shortly for Los Angeles where they will pass the remainder of the winter.

14 March 1918

Our County Mirror


            Mr and Mrs E E Muckleston have moved into their delightful new home on the “high” road east of town.

28 March 1918

Great Bond Selling Meeting Here Monday

Scores of Active Ernest Men Were IN Attendance

Plans Are Laid For Red Hot Campaign

Waukesha County is Being Thoroughly Organized for Work

            Mayor Edw. R Estberg, chairman of the County of Waukesha for the Third Liberty Bond selling campaign, had reason to be gratified at the responses made to his call for citizens of the various towns, villages and cities, to meet at the court house, last Monday afternoon. There were sixty or more of the loyal, earnest, determined men of the county who responded to the call. From the start there was shown a purpose to make certain that Waukesha county citizens shall take their full share of Liberty bonds and thus aid the government in backing up its heroes in France, who are battling to the death to preserve democracy and beat back the hordes of autocracy. The list of those present included the following names, and each man in the list will be depended upon to aid in pushing the bond campaign in his respective section.

Delafield Town – E W Frost, E E Muckleston, E Humphries, B O Webster, W Hewitt, F D Pettibone, William Hughes.

4 April 1918

Live Stock Association Holds Annual Meet

Village and Town Officers

Waukesha Town – Chairman E G Muckleston;

25 April 1918

Two Day Sale of Holsteins

Dates Fixed for May 6th and 7th

150 Animals to be sold

There are Twenty Consignors to This Sale and Much Interest Shown

            This will be the second time in the history of the association that a two day sale has been launched.

            There are twenty consignors to the sale, eighteen of them have 30-lb bulls or better at the head of their herds. Some of the largest consignors to the sale are Pabst Stock farm at Oconomowoc, Gustav Pabst at Dousman, Muckleston brothers at Waukesha, (etc.) It is expected that the total receipts from the sale will be close to $60,000

13 June 1918

War Time Notes

            Melville Muckleston, who is in the aviation service, has been transferred to a camp in Texas. He started training at Berkeley, Cal., and later went to Camp Lewis, Tacoma, Wash., from which point he has now been sent South.

4 July 1918


Mrs Milo Muckleston is occupying her cottage at Waukesha Beach this season.

7 November 1918

Waldo’s Laurels

            Mrs Torhurst, Sister of Waldo Muckleston, recently received a paper containing a picture of the baseball team in France, of which her brother is a leading member. Waldo looks as happy and as full of spirit as ever, notwithstanding his years of war. He is with Canadian troops still.

14 November 1918


            Mrs Milo Muckleston took her departure on Wednesday for a visit with relatives and friends in Detroit.

28 November 1918

Womens Club

            The literature department will meet November 29th with Mrs Hutton, the History department December 11th, with Mrs Parker and the Home Economics department on December 19th with Mrs Muckleston.

26 December 1918

War Time Notes

            Relatives in Waukesha have kindly provided the Freeman with a most interesting letter from R Waldo Muckleston, of the 9th Batl. Cnadian Engineers in France. Waldo is a former Waukesha boy and is now on furlough to Rome. He has been in the British service nearly two years, much of the time actively, and for the past year has been continuously in the thick of things. He tells of his work since the spring campaign. After the old Ypres salient was abolished his company was re-brigaded with British reserves, and hurried south where they did excellent work. He also tells of the great stroke which was the beginning of the long series of blows leading to the final scene at Mons, Belgium. At this latter city he wrote the letter of which we copy portions.

                                                                        Mons Belgium

                                                                                    Nov 18, 1918

            As we are getting ready to go into Germany soon, thought I would drop you a few lines. The censor is banned and now we can tell about a few places we have been.

            When Fritz started his big drive this spring I was with a company up about half a mile from Lens and he shelled our transports which were about three miles to our rear, very heavily. As a matter of fact they had to go, get out. The bombardment was terrific. It was a continuous roar for about two weeks until the centre of the attack shifted to the south. Then we were pulled out and put into the reserve and reorganized. I got into the medical department. Then we went south, not even the officers knew where we were going, the moves were kept secret. There were times when we had to wait on the march for our orders.

            Then we moved up thru Amiens and went straight up Fritz’s line, concentrated tanks, heavy guns, cavalry, armoured motors and transports of every kind.

            It was very quiet before the attack, and maybe they didn’t tear loose when they were ready. There was no registering before hand, and only two little preliminary bombardments sp he couldn’t hear the tanks moving into No Mans land. Then when the attack started, he was just smothered and soon the prisoners began to steam in. they were brought back under escort and put in barb wire cages. They had all kinds of birds, from the plain private to the gorgeous decked and decorated colonels, generals and other specimens. Well this elite class were very mad that they should be put in the same cages as the ordinary private. Maybe they had changed their minds by this time for the British prisoners coming back, tell us that the revolutionary German soldiers are killing a great many of the German officers in the great retreat that is now taking place.

            Well they were rushed off their feet at Amiens and we took the North side of the Amiens – Roye road, while the French were on the South side of the road. We were checked a little on the West of Beaucourt and the result was we had to camp out. That night the sky seemed to be swarming with Fritzie’s bombing planes and had some narrow escapes. Some of our battalion were killed by the bombs. It is a horrible sensation to hear the whirl of the bombs in the sights and the awful crash of the explosion. One at times thinks that every bomb is coming at him. I don’t mind fast shells from the long distant artillery but ‘tis the bombs and trench mortars that are the worst for the awful noise that the projectiles make in their short flights.

            After they dropped all the bombs from the aeroplanes, they poured all kinds of machine gun bullets on the roads and streets of the small towns. Then the Germans that had not been taken prisoner ** it leaving their guns and artillery so a vast amount of shells and ammunition dumps.

            From Amiens we were pulled out and shot up to Arras where we went through Cambria in Beurlon woods, I had a splendid view of the whole park and Beurlon Woods was just filled with gas shells. On Cambrai Donla** I saw the result of one of the bombs. There were pieces of arms and legs and the body lay fifty to a hundred feet from where the bombs struck the road. The dreadful smells of the dead combined with the c** of the battle field makes one fell sick until he gets hardened to it.

            Then we passed the Cambrai on the way to Volencies and there were some towns where Fritz had retreated leaving the people their but taking the able bodied men from 16 to 60 years of age with him sp that they could not be employed repairing roads that had been blown up. All the mines in France were systematically destroyed also.

            In Belgium he didn’t check the mines but blew up the bridges and the main cross roads. We were in Mons  a few days after they evacuated it and this is where we were when the armistice was signed.

            This is a brief of where we were since the spring campaign started.

            The weather is good but rather cold. I understand that Germany is going through an awful ordeal at present and we are to occupy one of the bridge heads on the Rhine. Well for my part I wish that the Canadian Gov’t. would make up its minds to return us to Canada for I do not think that Canada will ever be mo***d by the German force and when European power gets strong enough to ***ain. Canada will have grown to such an extent that she could take ** of any of them single handed.

            Wishing you a merry xmas and a happy new year, I remain

                                                Yours as ever,

                                                R W Muckleston

                                                            9th Bat. Canada



            Waldo has two brothers also in service. Melville is with the aviation forces overseas, and Capt. Stanley Muckleston is with the U S Marines. The latter has several times been mentioned in press dispatches and is one of those who displayed brilliant qualities of heroism in the advance at Chateau-Theirry. Very recently he has been named as one of the American officers who will serve on the graves registration Board, whose duties will be to maintain, mark and list the last resting places of the American soldiers who have died abroad. More than 50,000 American graves have been recorded. There are about 150 cemeteries of Americans in the valley of the Meuse and the Aire; fifty more in the vicinity of Nancy, toul and Luneville; fifty north of Chateau Thierry; twenty five south of Montdidier, and in addition some in the Vosges, in rear areas, base ports and at points around Amiens where our soldiers fought brigaded with the British.

2 January 1919


            Mrs Milo Muckleston will leave for Los Angeles to spend the winter, on Saturday.

20 March 1919


            Mr and Mrs Ed. Muckleston were Sunday guests of friends in Waukesha.

27 March 1919


            Mr and Mrs Alfred Vogt (nee Mrs Mary J Muckleston) are expected any day from California. Whilst here they will visit Mrs Al Torhurst who has been a family friend for years – ever since the Vogt girls and their mother lived on the old Bruce McCumber farm just opposite the Allen Muckleston farm. Mr Vogt and Mrs Muckleston were married in the Empire Room of the Fairmont hotel, San Francisco. The bride wore an elaborate gown of white georgette crepe and her bridal veil was of tulle wreathed with orchids. Her attendants were gowned in pink georgette crepe and carried roses. After the ceremony a bounteous supper was served to a large number of guests.




24 April 1919

First M E Church Purchases Parsonage

Handsome Muckleston Home On Wisconsin Avenue Bought For $10,000

            Mrs Alfred Vogt, who was Mrs Milo Muckleston, has sold her handsome home on Wisconsin Avenue to the First Methodist Church of this city for a parsonage. The price paid was $10,000. The papers are not completed but will be soon. Mrs Vogt is expected to arrive here from California in a few days. The pastor of the church, Rev. Harland C Logan, will occupy the new parsonage very shortly. They have been residing at Mrs Cook’s house on College Avenue. During the absence of Mrs Cook who spent the winter in Milwaukee. Mrs Cook has now returned to this city.

            The Muckleston residence was formerly owned by Judge Milo Muckleston, who met a tragic death through an automobile accident some three years ago. It was built by the late Frank Bostwick.

22 May 1919

Many Distinguished Pupils.

            Many distinguished men and women have gone out from the Waukesha high school during the twenty five years of Miss Dickies service. She thinks at least 200 of her former pupils served in the war and some of them made the supreme sacrifice. Among the high school student soldiers are the Mucklestone boys, Major Stanley and Waldo; the Theurwachter brothers, Capt Loren, Lieutenant Raleigh; Captain Walter Haight; Mark, Andrew and Herber Malone, of whom Mark gave his life for his country; Richard Austenman and many others.   

Major Stanley Muckleston Will Return Here

            Major Stanley Muckleston, who is now at Seattle Washington, and who visited Waukesha friends a few days ago, contemplates another visit on his proposed return to his command in New York; arriving here probably next week. He has a fine war record and won his majority by reason of brave military service.

Pocket Book Lost

            Last Thursday Allen Muckleston lost a pocket book containing about $8.00, on Broadway, it is thought between the office of Dr. Downing and the Bakery. A suitable reward will be given if the property is returned to Mr Muckleston, or to The Freeman office.

12 June 1919

Real Estate Transfers

            Mary J Vogt (formerly Mary J Muckleston) to Methodist Episcopal church, Waukesha, a strip of land 55ft, in width off the east side of Lot 11, Block B, Cutler and Dakin’s addition Waukesha.

19 June 1919

A Quick Campaign

            The committee in charge of raising the funds for rebuilding the Methodist church, wishes to announce that the campaign will begin next Monday, June 23, and will be pushed to completion next week if possible. Approximately $22,000 will be needed in addition to the insurance, to cover the cost of construction and to pay the balance on the fine parsonage which was the former home of Judge Muckleston.

14 August 1919


            Mr and Mrs Ed Muckleston are enjoying a visit from their little niece Miss Thelma James.

21 August 1919


            Mr and Mrs Muckleston have been entertaining a number of relatives at their cosy cottage near Lapham Peak Road.

18 September 1919


            Mrs Helen Brine, Mr and Mrs Harris Holt will move into the cosy Muckleston cottage Nov 1st.

13 November 1919

John Muckleston

            The death of John Muckleston aged 74, occurred November 5, 1919 at the home of his daughter Mrs Chas W Burkett in San Francisco, where he and Mrs Muckleston had gone to spend the winter, thinking the weather would benefit his health as he had been failing for some two months previous.

            He was born in Wales G.B. in 1844, coming to this country at the age of one and one half years, with his parents, who located in Delafield, Wisconsin.

            Mr Muckleston was well known in Waukesha county, having a prosperous farm in the town of Pewaukee until about ten years ago, when he moved west and located in Seattle Washington.

            He is survived by his wife Mrs Jane Muckleston, six children, Mrs Elizabeth A Forde of Seattle, Wash., Mrs Alice Cornelia Burkett, San Francisco, Calif., Ralph Waldo Muckleston, formerly of the Canadian Engineers, now located in Peace River, Alberta; Melville C Muckleston, formerly lieutenant in the air service of the U S Army now located in Fort Worth Texas; Mrs Lulu V Sorenson, Wenatchee, Wash., Stanley M Muckleston, formerly a Major in the U S Marine Corps, now located in Seattle Wash. There are also six grandchildren and two brothers, Allen Muckleston of Waukesha, and Edward Muckleston of Delafield, Wisconsin.

            He was the father of the late Judge Milo E Muckleston, who met his tragic death in an automobile accident near Waukesha in 1916.

            Services were held in San Francisco, Saturday morning, November 8, 1919, and the remains were placed in the Woodlawn Masonic cemetery in that city.  




1 January 1920 


            Garfield Muckleston is expected home shortly from California, where he has been visiting friends. While there he attended the Holstein sale of A W Morris & Sons, Woodland California. He has enjoyed his trip greatly.

14 October 1920


            Mrs Mary Cleland, Biloxi, who is visiting Mrs Muckleston in Delafield, spent Saturday here.

4 November 1920


            Miss Ruth James of Platteville has been a recent guest of her aunt, Mrs Edward Muckleston. Miss James is attending a business college in Milwaukee.

30 December 1920


            Mr and Mrs Edward Muckleston and Mr and Mrs Allen Muckleston, Delafield, spent Christmas at the home of A Torhurst, here.

24 February 1921

Average $67 At The Duroc Hog Sale Saturday

            The Waukesha County Duroc Jersey Breeders Association held their first combination brood sow sale on Saturday, Feb. 19. the grand average of $67 per head was secured for thirty-eight head of gilts and mature sows.

The Buyers and Prices

  1. Muckleston Bros, Waukesha, ………….$115.00

18. Muckleston Bros., Waukesha…………..$ 67.50

28 April 1921

East Waterville

            Mrs Daniel Pugh is once again confined to her bed with heart trouble. – Mr Allen Muckelstone was a weekend guest of his brother in Delafield. –Miss Helen and Margaret Griffiths were recent guests at the home of Miss Olwen Hughes.

19 May 1921


            Mr Muckleston who has been confined to his home for the past fifteen months was able to take a ride Monday.

East Waterville

            Edward Muckleston spent last Thursday with Mr and Mrs Howell James. Mr Muckleston who has been ill all winter, is much improved in health

26 May 1921


            Mrs Muckleston was a Waukesha caller Monday.

4 August 1921

East Waterville

            Funeral services for the late Edward Muckleston were held from his home in Delafield on Monday. Burial was in Salem cemetery, where is father, mother and other members of this well known family were buried. Mr Muckleston, Sr., was among the earliest settlers in the township of Delafield where Edward Muckleston was born and where he lived the greater part of the 73 years allotted to him. Edward Muckleston retired from farm life many years ago and made his home in a beautiful residence in Delafield village. With his wife he travelled extensively in late years, spending the winters in California, Florida and Biloxi; also they spent many months in Europe not long since. He is survived by his wife, one brother and many friends. Officiating at the funeral were Dr Hammond and Rev. William Matthew.


            The death of one of our old and respected citizens Edward Muckleston, occurred at his home on Friday. He had been in poor health for over a year. He is survived by his wife. The funeral took place Monday from the house and burial was at Salem cemetery.

11 August 1921


            Mr and Mrs Walker have moved into the Muckleston house, which had been occupied by Mr and Mrs Webster.

East Waterville

            Thomas James and son Price, of Platteville, who came to attend the funeral of Edward Muckleston, were guests of the formers brother, Howell James for the remainder of last week.

18 August 1921

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – In County Court

            In the matter of the estate of Edward E Muckleston deceased.

            Letters testamentary on the estate of Edward E Muckleston of the town of Delafield, in said county of Waukesha, deceased, having been granted to Jennie Muckleston, by this court on the 9th day of August 1921.

            It is ordered that the time from the date hereof until and including the 2nd day of January AD 1922 be and the same is hereby fixed as the time within which all creditors of said Edward E Muckleston deceased, shall present their claims for examination and allowance.

            It is further ordered that all claims and demands of all persons against the said Edward E Muckleston, deceased will be examined and adjusted before this court at the Court House, in the City of Waukesha in said county, at a regular term thereof appointed to be held on the first Tuesday of January AD 1922, and all creditors are hereby notified thereof.

            It is further ordered that notice of the time and place at which said claims and demands will be examined and adjusted as aforesaid, and of the time above limited for said creditors to present their claims and demands by giving and publishing a copy of this order and notice, for three consecutive weeks, once in each week, in the Waukesha Freeman, a weekly newspaper published in the City of Waukesha, in said county, the first publication to be within fifteen days from the date hereof.

            Dated August 9th, 1921

            By the Court

            James E Thomas

            Acting County Judge

Frame and Blackstone, Attys.

2 February 1922

Ladies ‘ Auxiliary Has A definite Purpose

            There has been many inquiries received at the Farm Bureau off ice as to the purpose and policies of the Waukesha County Farm Bureau Ladies Auxillary which was recently organized as the first in the state, delegates of which will address the state convention at Madison this week.

            For the benefit of those interested the following has been drafted:

            The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Waukesha Township Farm Bureau No. 1 was organized for the purpose of assisting the Farm Bureau proper and to encourage its members to attend bureau meetings regularly. The farm ladies pledge themselves to co-operate in promoting social and literary programs each month.

            Their program provides for a committee on Community Welfare who shall visit the sick, provide food and clothing for those in need, and co-operate with civic and health officers in relieving cases of pestilence, misfortune and contagious diseases.

            The civilian program provides for an active campaign to preserve the beauty of the landscape and natural resources along the driveways, assisting in the removal of objectionable signs and unsanitary localities, encouraging the marking of pleasure resorts, lakes and the more important farms with appropriate signs to aid tourist and others in locating them. To punish people who wilfully trespass upon the farmers property, wantonly stealing, and destroying farm buildings, fences and crops.

            The organization is composed of the more progressive ladies of the township who are anxious to improve local conditions and are receiving hearty response and co-operation from the county and town Farm Bureau officers. It boasts a membership of 72 at present and this number will be more than doubled in a short time.

            Mrs Mable Klug is president, Mrs Grace Shultis, vice-president, Mrs Maybelle Fruit, secretary and treasurer and Mrs Ethel Christoph, assisting secretary and treasurer.   

            The following women represent the following localities as vice-chairmen: Madams W Reisner, Galen Lowry, Garfield Muckleston, Henry Howell, Arno Moore, John Morris, M H Thornton, and the Misses Mayme Werning and Frieda Gutzman.

9 February 1922

( a poor quality photograph of the Waukesha County Farm Bureau Ladies Auxillary – including Mrs Garfield Muckleston)

The write up repeats most of last weeks article.

27 April 1922

East Waterville

            Mrs Edward Muckleston returned last week from Biloxi. Miss., where she spent the winter. Mrs Muckleston is now the guest of her brother Howell James.

11 May 1922

Down the Road from Yesterday

            From Fred Sommer, Whitelast Mont., comes a copy of the Waukesha Dispatch of July 15, 1911, addressed to the Down the Road column.

            In the personal column of that newspaper it is noted that (amongst other things) Mr and Mrs Milo Muckleston are on a two-weeks’ automobile tour through Northern Wisconsin.

8 June 1922

In These Days of Automobiles

there are “chicken dinners” and “fish dinners” and “country dinners” aound every corner, but it is only a few times in a lifetime that one meets up with such a “knock-‘em-for-a-gool” banquet as results from the efforts of Paul and Fred and Hans and the Missus. There have been many distinguished guests seated at one time or another at the long, double table at which they were served. And perhaps no guest ever enjoyed it as much as did Judge Muckleston, who looked forward to the affair with more interest than he did to the bar association picnics – unless it was Mayor Dopp in the old days, or Judge Thomas.

22 June 1922

Special probate Matters Are Disposed Of

            A number of probate matters were disposed of by Judge David W Agnew at the special term of the county court, Tuesday. In the estate of Edward E Muckleston objections were filed to a claim and the hearing set for June 27.

27 July 1922

East Waterville

            Mrs Muckleston spent a few days last week with Mr and Mrs Howell James.

17 August 1922

Down The Road To Yesterday

            Under date of 1910 is a paragraph that says: “Among the people who have cottages at Pewaukee Lake are District Attorney and Mrs Milo Muckleston.”

31 August 1922

            The heavy wind last Thursday afternoon did some damage to the corn crop and destroyed many trees. The silo on the farm of Richard Roberts, formerly the old Muckleston homestead, was blown down.

28 September 1922

East Waterville

            Thomas James and wife, Platteville, are the guests of Mrs Muckleston, Delafield, and of Howell James, Wales.

16 November 1922

East Waterville

            Mrs Edward Muckleston spent the weekend with her brother and wife, Mr and Mrs Howell James.

9 June 1923

            The Waukesha County Holstein baseball team will play Hartland tomorrow afternoon at the White Rock ball park at 2.30. Manager Muckleston will send his hurling ace, Tony Litt, to the mound with Golemgeski behind the bat. The Holsteins have one game on Hartland already, having defeated them in the opening game of the season by a score of 8 to 2 at Hartland five weeks ago. Pitcher Litt was at his best that day having 23 strikeouts to his credit, and Tony says, “I did it once and can do it again”.

12 June 1923



            Miss Thelma James of Whitewater visited Mrs Muckleston several days last week.

30 June 1923


            Tomorrow afternoon the Holstein baseball team will tackle the strong Oconomowoc nine at that place. If the Spring City boys win the game it will put them in first place. A large crowd will make the trip with the Black and White team, as there is every prospect of a good game. William Muckleston will send either Litt or Russell to the mound, while Golemgeski will do the catching. Young Hendrickson, the 16-year-old boy wonder will be seen in right field. It was his hit in the tenth innings that won last Sundays game from Monches, and if Henry can continue to clout the apple the way he has in the pinches. It won’t be long before some big league scout will be after him. The kid sure is a “comer”.

Averages Land O Lakes League

                                                W                    L                      Pct

Oconomowoc                          6                      1                      857

Waukesha                                6                      2                      750

Delafield                                 4                      3                      750

Monches                                  4                      4                      571

Hartland                                  2                      6                      250

Merton                                                1                      7                      125

            All players will meet at 12.15 sharp at the park opposite the Post Office where car will be waiting to take them to Oconomowoc.

            The players request that the public give them better support than they have in the past. The games have been hotly contested and the morale of the men is high and the contests are well worth seeing. Your presence at the game at Oconomowoc tomorrow will help to encourage the team.

3 July 1923


Miss Blackburne of Kansas, was a guest of Mr and Mrs Levi Morris last week. This week she is a guest of Mrs Ed Muckleston.

14 July 1923

Local team has won twice from Hartland and expects to make it three.

The Holstein baseball team, this city will go to Hartland tomorrow to play the team of that place. The Spring City boys have won twice from Hartland and are out to make it three wins.

Holsteins Bating Averages

                                    G         A.B.    R         H         Pct

Vrooman                     7          10        3          4          400

Russell                         7          28        6          11        392

(and others)

Muckleston                 1          1          0          0          000

Holsteins Fielding Averages

                                    P.O.                 A         E          Pct

Russell                         8                      2          0          1000

Spellman                     6                      0          0          1000

(and others)

Muckleston                 0                      0          0          0000

24 July 1923



Mr and Mrs Oscar Hanson and children spent Sunday with Mr and Mrs Kenneth Ivens – Mrs E Muckleston visited friends in Waukesha Thursday – Rev. Mr MacDonald visited friends in Madison a few days last week.


8th August 1923


            Deroy Enders of Milwaukee spent last weekend at Villa Enders. – Mrs Mucklestone entertained the Ladies Aid Thursday afternoon. – Several from the village attended the Field meet at Genesee Saturday.

17 August 1923


            A number of these animals will later be exhibited at the State Fair where Waukesha County Club has won first prize in calf club work for three years in succession, and will no doubt make a very good showing this year, even though other counties are making great preparations to secure the same honor.

Program is arranged.

10.30-10.45a.m Judging Berkshire Pigs by William Jones, F J Southcott and J. R. Love.

10.45-11.00a.m. Judging Poland Chinas by H A Werth, G C Butler and C T Hill.

11.00-11.15a.m. Judging Duroc Jerseys by F E Klussendorf, William Muckleston and Gavin McKerrow

11.15-11.30a.m. Judging Cheshire Whites by F F Kip, William Jones and F E Klussendorf.

11.30-12.00m. Judging sheep by Gavin McKerrow and George Sims

12 m dinner at Y.M.C.A.

12.45 p.m. Roll call of club members by county agent.

20 Sept 1923

Bar makes no endorsement.

            Due to the unusual circumstances in connection with the choice of a presiding judge for the municipal court, the Waukesha County Bar Association will not endorse any candidate for the position, it was learned today, and the bar, as an organization, will not offer any recommendations to Governor Blaine.

            Among those who have been mentioned as possible recipients of the honor are T W Parkinson, Vernon H Titchenor, James K Lowry, Robert L Holt, Albert N Coombs, G Holmes Daubner, Don Malone and Herman Salem. Waukesha citizens have also mentioned other members of the bar whom they would like to see as municipal judge, but reports have come to the effect that they would not accept such an appointment.

            That an appointment will be made in the next week or two seems quite probable, although there is not the need of immediate action at this time, as there was at the time Judge Milo Muckleston was succeeded by Judge Thomas. Since that time a legislative act has been passed which permits the county judge to sit until the vacancy is filled.

1st Oct 1923

Paul Kimble to Continue as Clerk.

            Paul S Kimball for several years Clerk of the Eastern district of Municipal Court has been appointed by Judge Harvey J Frame to continue in this office it was announced by Judge frame today.

            Mr Kimball has served as Clerk under the administration of the late Judge Milo Muckelston and the late Judge James E Thomas


16th October 1923

East Waterville

            Rev William Maxwell preached at Ixonia Sunday afternoon and evening. – Mrs Jennie Mucklestone spent the weekend in Janesville at the home of her brother and sister Mr and Mrs Howell James. – Miss Anna Jones spent Saturday in Milwaukee.

23 Oct 1923


Mr and Mrs William Schultz of Waukesha visited friends and relatives in the village Monday – Miss Thelma James of Platteville was a guest of Mrs Muckleston over Saturday and Sunday – Miss D Heidne of Milwaukee spent the weekend with her mother – Mrs Barnes visited friends in Waukesha Thursday.

13 Nov 1923

East Waterville

            Samuel James is employed in the Gimble store in Milwaukee – Mr and Mrs Howell James were guests at the home of her sister Mrs. Ed. Muckleston in her home in Delafield last week – Mrs George Jenkins, Nebraska, is spending some time with her parents Mr and Mrs Thomas Williams in Wales.

11 Dec 1923

Dairy Show committee members appointed.

            Committees to be in charge of the 1924 Waukesha County Dairy and Agricultural Show have been selected and meetings will be held regularly from now until all plans are prepared. Many added features are to be arranged for this year.

            Those appointed were:

            Publicity – Fred Klussendorf, Mrs L E Strong, Miss Margaret Tichenor. Advertising - R L Baird, J A Van Ness. Cattle Department -  Delbert Kingston, W H Swartz, Arthur Jones. Farm crops – H E Reddelein, John D Morris. Entertainment – W L Baird, Gavin McKerrow. Admission – S A Baird, M E Claffley. Finance - F E Fox, Frank Roberts. Concessions – Sam Mann Jnr, J R Williams. Educational Exhibit of Dairy Products – O H Cooley, Julian Ries. Milk and Cream – C J Mitchell, C H Hulbert. Swine – L J Went, William Muckleston. Sheep - M H Thorton, Charles McGill. Horses - J W Baird, B B Simmons

18 Dec 1923


Mrs F Lewis of Waukesha visited her daughter Mrs Kenneth Ivens a couple of days last week – Mr and Mrs Stanley Jacques of Milwaukee spent Friday with the relatives in the village – Miss Thelma James of Platteville spent the week-end with Mrs Edward Muckleston – Mr and Mrs Coppin and Miss Carrie Lidicker of Milwaukee spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs Lidicker.

28 Oct 1924

Notes of Women of the Farm Bureau

            Mrs John Franz spent Sunday with Mr and Mrs Newton Barney. – Mr and Mrs Garfield Mucklestone and daughter Jane were guests on Sunday of Mr Al Torhurst and family. – Miss Mabel Chapman is spending several days in Milwaukee, with her sister Mrs Charles Mayo.

1st November 1924

What do you think I’ve just heard?

            Announcement comes from Seattle Washington of the wedding of  Miss Dorothea Bonney of that city to Stanley Mucklestone, son of Mrs Jane Mucklestone, formerly of this city on October 24th The ceremony took place in the home of the brides mother. There were a maid of honor, three bridesmaids and four ribbon bearers who took part in the ceremony, besides the best man and four ushers. The brides gown was heavy white crepe satin, trimmed with bandings of pearl. The maid of honor was in apple green and the three bridesmaids in flame, apricot and burnt orange. For travelling Mrs Mucklestone wore a faun cloth trimmed with squirrel and a leaf brown velvet hat.

3rd November 1924

The Waukesha Motor Company by V S Mullen

            One of the very important manufacturing industries in this city, one which has carried the name of Waukesha throughout the entire United States and to practically every civilised country on the face of the globe by the sale of its products, one whose loyalty is such that it took the name of this city for its advertised and registered mark is the Waukesha Motor Company.

            Like other Wisconsin industries the Waukesha Motor Company first entered the business world in a very small way, and its growth to present day proportions has been achieved through years of consistent effort. The initial start was made in 1906 when H L Horning designed his first gasoline engine and organized a small company to equip a small factory for its manufacture. The personnel of this company was A C Stebbins president; Fred Ahrens vice-president; H L Horning secretary and treasurer, and S A Perkins stockholder. In 1908 the company was partially reorganised, S A Perkins and Judge Mucklestone acquiring Mr Strebbins interests and S A Perkins elected president. Throughout these early years, the then new organization, was making steady progress in the improvement of their product but did not have the necessary capital to produce and market on an extensive scale. Consequently, in 1909 the company was again re-organized to secure the necessary financial aid. Since this time, two counsel directors of the company have died, Judge Milo Mucklestone and later C W Newbury.

            Today Waukesha Motors are sold in nearly every country and they are being utilized for practically every purpose where from 20 to 150 hp motors are required.

6 Nov 1924

Announcement comes from Seattle Wash., of the wedding of Miss Dorothea Bonney of that city to Stanley Mucklestone, son of Mrs Jane Mucklestone, formerly of this city, on October 24th. The ceremony took place in the home of the bride’s mother. . There were a maid of honor, three bridesmaids and four ribbon bearers who took part in the ceremony, besides the best man and four ushers. The brides gown was heavy white crepe satin, trimmed with bandings of pearl. The maid of honor was in apple green and the three bridesmaids in flame, apricot and burnt orange. For travelling Mrs Mucklestone wore a faun cloth trimmed with squirrel and a leaf brown velvet hat.

1 January 1925

East Waterville

            Mrs Jennie Muckleston of Delafield, spent Christmas with the Howell James family.

26 February 1925

Municipal Court Term to Start March 2

The Jury list is as follows: (includes)

Wm. Muckleston, Waukesha, Rt. 9.

6 March 1925

News from Neighbouring Places


            Mr and Mrs Albert Saeger and son Lester visited relatives and friends at Oconomowoc on Sunday. – Mrs Mucklestone entertained her sister-in-law, Mrs Thomas James of Platteville, over the weekend. – Archie Kuntz and friends of Westhaven Waukesha spent the week-end at the Archie Kuntz home.

19 Mar 1925


Holsteins and Ayrshires are awarded prizes

Holsteins Winnings

Bull 2 years and under 3 – 1st Ben Peacock and Son – 2nd Albert C Steinke

Bull senior calf – 1st Norris Farm – 2nd Aitken Bros

Bull junior calf – 1st Muckleston Bros – 2nd Norris Farm

Heifer 2 years and under 3 – 1st Muckleston Bros – 2nd Hollyhock Farm and H Koch

Heifer senior yearling – 1st Albert C Steinke – 2nd Muckleston Bros

Heifer junior yearling – 1st Swartz Stock Farm – 2nd Muckleston Bros

Heifer senior calf – 1st Muckleston Bros – 2nd Hollyhock Farm- 3rd Muckleston Bros

Heifer Junior Calf – 1st Hollyhock Farm – 2nd Everet Martin & Son – 3rd Muckleston Bros.

First in young herd

Breeders young herd – 1st Muckleston

4th April 1925

West Waukesha

            Mrs Garfield Mucklestone spent Tuesday in Milwaukee – Dellbert Howell visited in Madison last Thursday and Friday. – Mrs Edward Roberts is ill and Mr Chester Roberts has also been ill.

21 April 1925


Mrs Henry Kunz has returned from a visit in California – Mrs Boyd will entertain the Nones, Thursday evening, in the home of Mrs Muckleston – Inice Farrman was baptised, Sunday afternoon, in St John Chyrstom’s church – Lieut. And Mrs Bradford Kunz have a radio.

7 May 1925

Waukesha Ladies Auxiliary Farm Bureau

            The Westmoorland P T A met on Friday evening. The main feature of the evening was a mock trial. The charge brought against Tony Sranski (B L Fruit) was cruelty to animals. The witnesses for the prosecution were Miss Amanda Sticktight, a retired schoolteacher (James Welsh), and Mrs Sputterefuss (Miss Lucile Dodmead) Witnesses for the defendant were John Vaselino (William Muckleston) and Mrs George Aide, the Humane officer ( Miss Myrtle Honeyager). The clerk of the court was Delmond Connell and the judge was Judge T W Parkinson. Austin Baird was the attorney for the defendant and E B Stillman was district attorney. The jury included Mrs Reno Christoph, William Jones, Mrs Austin Baird, Arthur Tews, Byron Davis, John Geiger, Paul Kuhtz and Miss Nell Smith.

            The jury found that Tony Sranski was not guilty of beating up the cattle as alleged in the compliant; that the noise that Miss Sticktight had referred to was the saxophone “groans” from the orchestra which Tony had hired for his barn dance.

12 May 1925


            Miss Jung will entertain the Nones Thursday evening at the home of Mrs Mucklestone. – Mr and Mrs E R Thomas have been entertaining their son, Alvin, of Chicago for several days.

15 May 1925

Notes of Women of the Farm Bureau

            The New Berlin Farm Bureau will hold a meeting, this evening, in the Prospect Hall. Following the program there will be dancing.

            Sarah May Lowry is ill at her home. Miss Corabelle Pease is ill in a Milwaukee hospital. Miss Irene Carroll is the guest of Mrs Garfield Muckleston. Mrs J H Williams, Miss Anna Williams and Mrs Walter Williams attended the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra Concert, Monday afternoon.




21 May 1925

Waukesha Ladies Auxiliary Farm Bureau

            Miss Irene Carroll is the guest of Mrs Garfield Muckleston.

28 May 1925

East Waterville

            Mrs Jennie Muckleston of Delafield, spent the weekend with her brother Howell James.

4 June 1925


            Mrs Heller and daughter Philippine, of Reading, Pa., are visiting Mrs Muckleston for the summer.

21 July 1925

News from Neighbouring Places


Mr and Mrs Frank Jacobson and Martelle Reinhart and Mr Reinhart, of Chicago, are spending a couple of weeks touring the northern part of the state. – Mrs Heller and daughter of Reading, Pa., who are spending the summer with Mrs Muckleston, entertained friends from Chicago. – Mr and Mrs Karl Kunkel and daughter entertained Mr Kunkel’s parents, from Waukesha on Sunday.

6 August 1925

The Lives of the Folks You Know

            Major and Mrs Hamlet Ridgeway and Mr and Mrs Melville Muckleston, all of Chicago, were recent guests in the home of Mr and Mrs Edward Roberts, North View.

26 Aug 1925


            Mr and Mrs Theodore Lainge and children of Milwaukee spent Sunday with Mrs Lainges parents, Mr and Mrs Hartline. – Miss James of Platteville is visiting her aunt, Mrs Edward Mucklestone, for several days. -  Mr and Mrs Clarence Fryer and Lieutenant and Mrs Bradford Kuntz are on a motor trip in the northern part of the state.

12 Sep 1925

Notes of Women of the Farm Bureau

            The Westmoreland P T A held a meeting Friday evening B F Rusy led the community singing which opened the program, with Mrs Orsen Williams at the piano: J E Worthington gave a fine address on “ How to make Westmoreland a Better Place to Live” and Mr Rusy gave an interesting talk on Vegetables. There were also several other numbers. The program for the October meeting will be in the charge of Will Mucklestone, George Smith and Stuart Howell; the refreshments will be in charge of Mrs Fred Sindel, Mrs Arthur Mocco and  Miss Anna Welsh.

30 Oct 1925

For Sale

Ten Holstein heifers, four bred, due to freshen soon; three Guernsey heifers from 6 to 18 months. Inquire of Sam Callow on John Muckleston Farm – phone 9639 – F6.

31 Oct 1925

Notes of Women of the Farm Bureau

            The cast for the play “Farmer Haskins” to be given at the Westmoreland School, Friday Nov 6th includes: Mrs B L Fruit, Misses Myrtle Honeyager, Vera Marx, Lucille Dodmead and Loren Williams, John Burnell, William Mucklestone, William Smith and Stewart Howell.

2 Nov 1925

For Sale

Ten Holstein heifers, four bred, due to freshen soon; three Guernsey heifers from 6 to 18 months. Inquire of Sam Callow on John Muckleston Farm – phone 9639 – F6.

1 Dec 1925

Agricultural Society Holds Annual Meet.

            B F Rusy teacher of agricultural science at Waukesha High School was elected president of the Waukesha Agricultural society annual meeting held in the stock pavilion last evening.

            President Rusy appointed the following committees to handle the 1926 show which will be held March 16,17, 18 and 19:

(amongst others)

Swine: C T Hill, A Jones, William Mucklestone, H Haylett, J P Geiger, F F Kipp.

11 February 1926

Notes Of Women Of The Farm Bureau

            May will be music month with history of music and biographical sketches of noted composers, with Mrs B L Fruit as chairman: The June program will be based on Patriotism with talks on Flag Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day. Will Muckleston is chairman.

15 July 1926

Delafield – Movements of Many Persons Noted in This Column

            Miss Thelma James who was a guest of her aunt, Mrs Mucklestone has returned to her home at Platteville.

28 July 1926

 News from Neighbouring Places

            Miss Florence James and Mrs Muckleston of Delafield, will take their departure on Thursday, for Nebraska, where they will visit relatives. After a fortnight Mrs Muckleston will return home and Miss James will visit other places in the West. – William O Jones of Milwaukee spent the weekend with his sisters and brother at Glas Aber Farm.

25 Aug 1926


            Mrs Ralph Rohloff entertained at a miscellaneous shower Thursday evening in honor of Miss Vera Zastrow. – Mrs J Mucklestone has returned from a three weeks visit with relatives in Nebraska, having been called there by the illness of her sister. – Miss Wilson of Milwaukee is spending several days in the village with her sister.

20 Oct 1926

News from Neighbourhood Places.

            Mr and Mrs William R Owen were dinner guests of Mr and Mrs Owen Thomas, Wales on Sunday. – Miss Thelma James visited with her aunt Mrs Mucklestone and her cousins Misses Margaret and Florence James, last week. – Mr and Mrs Emery Schindler drove to Madison on Sunday where they visited with their sister.

18 March 1927

County Dairy Show


Bull junior calf – 1st Albert Steinke, 2nd Swartz Stock Farms, 3rd D W Norris, 4th Wisconsin Industrial School, 5th Muckleston Bros, General Homestead Ormsby.

25 May 1927

News from Neighbourhood Places.


            Miss Eleanor Roberts will give two readings at the prom banquet at Waukesha Saturday night. – Miss Thelma James, of Platteville, is visiting her aunt Mrs Edward Muckleston - Miss Angie Hewit will entertain the Fortnightly Club at Luncheon followed by bridge.

8 June 1927

            Mrs J Muckleston of Delafield and niece Miss Thelma James of Platteville Wisconsin, sail from Montreal on the S.S.Regina June 11, for Europe. After spending considerable time on the British Isles, particularly Wales, the birthplace of Mrs Muckleston, they plan on touring the continent returning in September on the Cunard Liner Tuscania via New York.

14 September 1927


            Mr and Mrs Melville Mucklestone and a party of friends from Chicago were guests at the Harry Wilkins home, Tuesday.          

27 October 1927


            Mrs Edward Mucklestone spent a few hours here on business Wednesday afternoon; she was accompanied by Mrs Thomas James of Platteville.

25 Jan 1928


            Miss Glays Teuteberg spent the week-end at her home here. – Mrs Edward Mucklestone had returned home after an absence of many months. – Rev William McLean and Arthur Williams attended the Motor Show in Milwaukee, Wednesday.

4 Apr 1928

Society News

            Mr and Mrs Reno Christoph entertained a number of friends, Saturday, in honor of the birthday anniversaries of Miss Esteher Schoenwalder, Mrs Everett Van Alstein and Mrs Daniel Jones. High scores in five hundred were made by Miss Schoenwalder and Mr William Mucklestone. Exclusive of the guests of honor covers were made for Mr and Mrs Delmon Connell, Mr and Mrs Clark Connell, Daniel Jones, Everett Van Alstein and William Mucklestone.

25 July 1929


            Mr and Mrs Carl Bearberg, of Park Ridge, Ill., were recent guests of Mrs Edward Muckleston. – Mrs Sigmund Heller and daughters, of Reading, Pa., arrived last week to spend the summer in the Muckleston house.

1 Aug 1929

Breeders To Hold Picnic

Industrial School Grounds id Holstein Outing Site

            M H Button, secretary of the Wisconsin Holstein Breeders Association, Dr V S Larsen of the state veterinary department, and A C Oousterhuis, of the Coronation Milk Farms, Oconomowoc, will be the speakers at the picnic of the Waukesha County Holstein Breeders association to be held Friday August 2, at the State Industrial School.

            Following the afternoon program of speeches, Superintendent of County Schools A C Tews will supervise games and contests for the children. A Ball game between the Holstein breeders, captained by J W Mucklestone and Harvey Swartz and the Industrial School boys will be played at three o’clock.

12 September 1929


            The Sigmund Heller family returned to Reading, PA., Monday, after spending the summer in the Muckleston house.

            Mrs Jennie Muckleston will accompany her niece Mrs Beardberg of Chicago, on a motor trip to Nebraska to visit relatives.

24 Oct 1929


            The Ladies Aid will meet Wednesday afternoon in the church parlors. The hostesses will be Mrs Mucklestone and Mrs Barry.

22 May 1930


            Mrs Edward Mucklestone has just had a beautiful rock garden completed by Ben Schroeder of West Allis.

4 Sep 1930

North Prairie

            Miss Ione Waite and William Mucklestone spent Sunday with Mr and Mrs Ben Pugh.

2 October 1930

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Allen Muckleston, Deceased – In Probate

Notice is hereby given that at a sitting in the county court to be held in and for the said county in the court house in the city of Waukesha, in said county on the 24th day of October A D 1930, the following matters will be heard, considered examined and adjusted:

            The application of F L Roberts, administrator de bonis non with will annexed of the estate of Allen Muckleston last of the town of Waukesha in said county and state, deceased, to sell the real estate belonging to such estate for the payment of expenses and debts, said real estate being situated and described as follows:

            The following described real estate lying and being in the town of Waukesha, County of Waukesha and State of Wisconsin, to-wit:

Parcel 1.

            All that part of the South East Quarter of the North East quarter of Section No. Six (6) Town No. Six (6) North of Range No. Nineteen (19) East, lying East of the centre of the highway running Northerly and Southerly on said quarter Section and near the east line thereof and better known and described as follows, to-wit: Commencing at the east quarter stake of said section, then running west on quarter line 3 chains and 17 links to a stake in centre of road, thence North 231 degrees east 8 chains and 77 links to a stake which stake is 25 links west of the Section line: thence North 21° east parallel with section line 6 chains and 37 links to center of road thence east to Section line 25 links thence south on Section link 14 chains 93 links to the quarter stake and place of beginning, containing 1-47/100 acres of land more or less

Parcel II

            Also all that part of the North West Quarter of Section Five (5) in the aforesaid Town, Range, County and State that lies South of the centre of a Highway known as the Bark River Road, leading from the village of Waukesha across said quarter section to Waterville and containing sixty (60) acres more or less (This description contains about 57 91/100 acres of land including the land which constituted the homestead of the deceased and his wife during their lifetime.)

Parcel III

            Also the South West Quarter of the said Section Five (5) Town and Range aforesaid, containing 160 acres of land according to Government survey, being same land conveyed by deed dated March 28 1874 by Amos Smith and wife to John and Allen Muckleston, said deed recorded in Volume 48 page 71, Waukesha County Records.

            Dated this 29th day of September AD 1930

            By the Court

            David W Agnew County Judge

Lockney and Lowry Attorneys for the said administrator de bonis non with will annexed.  

16 October 1930

(same as 2 October – estate of Allen Muckleston)  

23 Oct 1930


            Mr and Mrs Garfield Mucklestone of Waukesha were Sunday guests of Mrs Jennie Mucklestone.

30 Oct 1930


            Thomas James of Platteville visited his sister Mrs Jennie Mucklestone, last week.

6 November 1930

 State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – IN County Court

In the matter of the estate of Allen Muckleston. Deceased – In Probate

Notice is hereby given. That by virtue and in pursuance of an order of licence made in said matter by said court on the 24th day of October, 1930, the undersigned F L Roberts, Administrator de bonis non with the will annexed of the estae of Allen Muckleston deceased, will on the 28th day of November 1930, at the hour of 10.00 o’clock A M at the north front entrance of the court house in the city of Waukesha, in said county, offer for sale at Public Auction, the following described lands, situated in the county of Waukesha, and state of Wisconsin to-wit:

Parcel 1.

            All that part of the South East Quarter of the North East quarter of Section No. Six (6) Town No. Six (6) North of Range No. Nineteen (19) East, lying East of the centre of the highway running Northerly and Southerly on said quarter Section and near the east line thereof and better known and described as follows, to-wit: Commencing at the east quarter stake of said section, then running west on quarter line 3 chains and 17 links to a stake in centre of road, thence North 231 degrees east 8 chains and 77 links to a stake which stake is 25 links west of the Section line: thence North 21° east parallel with section line 6 chains and 37 links to center of road thence east to Section line 25 links thence south on Section link 14 chains 93 links to the quarter stake and place of beginning, containing 1-47/100 acres of land more or less

Parcel II

            Also all that part of the North West Quarter of Section Five (5) in the aforesaid Town, Range, County and State that lies South of the centre of a Highway known as the Bark River Road, leading from the village of Waukesha across said quarter section to Waterville and containing sixty (60) acres more or less (This description contains about 57 91/100 acres of land including the land which constituted the homestead of the deceased and his wife during their lifetime.)

Parcel III

            Also the South West Quarter of the said Section Five (5) Town and Range aforesaid, containing 160 acres of land according to Government survey, being same land conveyed by deed dated March 28 1874 by Amos Smith and wife to John and Allen Muckleston, said deed recorded in Volume 48 page 71, Waukesha County Records.

Terms of sale, Cash.

Dated this 27th day of October, 1930

F L Roberts

Administrator de bonis non with the will annexed

Lockney and Lowry


13 November 1930

(same notice as 6th November)

20 November 1930

(same notice as 6th November)

27 November 1930

(same notice as 6th November)

4 December 1930

Dates Named for County Dairy Show.

            Directors of the Waukesha County Dairy and Agricultural show have designated Mar. 17 to 20 as the dates for the 1931 exposition it was announced today by J F Thomas, secretary.

            The following comprises the committees:

(amongst others)

            Swine: C T Hill, William Mucklestone, Arthur Jones, J R Love.

East Waterville

            Many from the neighbourhood attended the Mucklestone brothers’ sale last week.


(same notice relating to Allen Muckleston as first printed  on 6th November)

25 Dec 1930


            Mrs Lurvey will entertain the following Christmas day: Mr and Mrs George Waite and daughter Ione, Mr and Mrs Leroy Waite of Douseman and Bill Mucklestone of Waukesha

1 January 1931

State of Wisconsin – County Court for Waukesha County, ss – In Probate

In the matter of the estate of Allen Muckleston deceased

Notice is hereby given that at the special term of the County Court, to be held in and for said county at the Court House in the city of Waukesha in said county on the third Tuesday being the 20th day of January AD 1931 at ten o’clock in the forenoon of said day, the following matter will be heard.

            The final account of the administration of the estate of Allen Muckleston, deceased of the town of Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin , will be examined, and allowed, the residue of said estate assigned and inheritance tax determined and ordered paid.

            Dated Dec 12th 1930

            By the Court

            David W Agnew

            County Judge.

Lockney and Lowry

Attorneys for the Estate.

8 January 1931

Genesee Depot

Mrs Jennie Muckleston spent New Years with Mr and Mrs John E Jones, Burr Oak Farm.

15 January 1931

To Dispose of 16 Matters in Probate

            A special term of the county court will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20 when sixteen probate matters will be disposed of by Judge David W Agnew. The calendar comprises hearings on final account in the estates of Isaac Smart, William Hughes, Allen Muckleston, William M Jones and Charles M Craigmile.

26 Feb 1931


            Mrs Jennie Mucklestone spent last week with relatives in Park Ridge Ill.- Mr and Mrs Howell James of Waukesha spent Saturday with Mrs Jennie Mucklestone.

2 April 1931


            Mrs Edward Mucklestone visited Mr and Mrs Howell James, Waukesha, last week and also attended the diary show.

10 September 1931


            Mrs Jennie Mucklestone has been ill the past week.

1 Oct 1931


            Mrs Theodore Votteler and sons, Waukesha, were guests of Mrs Edward Mucklestone, Tuesday.

23 June 1932


            Mrs Sigmund Heller and daughter, Phillipinne, of reading Pa., are spending six weeks in the Mucklestone house

25 August 1932

Genesee Depot

            Mr and Mrs John E Jones entertained their aunt Mrs Jennie Muckelston of Delafield over the weekend.

13 Oct 1932


            The Ladies Aid society will meet Wednesday afternoon in the church parlour. The hostesses will be Mrs Jennie Mucklestone and Mrs Ernst Teuteberg.

8 Dec 1932

East Waterville

            Mr and Mrs John E Jones were recent guests of their aunt Mrs Mucklestone.

5 Jan 1933


            Mrs Jennie Mucklestone has returned from a holiday visit to relatives in Genesee and Waukesha.

9 March 1933


            Mrs Jennie Mucklestone, Mrs Hughes, Mr and Mrs D R Evans, Mr and Mrs William Roberts, Mrs Davy, Nashotah, and Mr and Mrs Levi Morris attended the St David’s banquet at the Waukesha Congregational church, Thursday.

23 Aug 1933


            Mrs Jennie Mucklestone has been visiting relatives in Genesee

4 April 1934


            Mrs Jennie Mucklestone has returned to her home from Genesee where she spent the winter with her niece.

3 June 1936

Genesee Depot

            Commencement exercises for the 27 graduates of the five schools in Genesee township were held at the Genesee Amusement hall Monday night.

            The names of the class and the schools from which they graduated are: Allen school: Dorothy Hengen, George Zmuda, Marion Shepherd and Waren Bender; Bethesda school; Betty Billings, Roland Billings, Margaret Boettcher, Harold Buchs, Jean Muckleston and Gwendolyn Jones; Genesee village: Margaret Beecher, Henry Brust, James Garrity, Ellen Mae Owens, Marie Kohlhaas, Della Trevarrow, Beth Mae Warren; Magee School: James Connell, Agnes Esser, Elizabeth Rowlands, Marie Tinnes and Lloyd Williams; Saylesville school: Linda Daubert, Margaret Klussendorf, Val Gourdoux and William Stack.

10 June 1936

State of Wisconsin Waukesha County

In the matter of the estate of Adele Muckleston, of the town of Genesee, in said County of Waukesha, deceased, having been granted to Henry F Vogt of Milwaukee Wisconsin by this court, on the 27th day of May 1936

            It is ordered that the time from the date hereof until and including the 5th day of October AD 1936 be and the same is hereby fixed as the time within which all creditors of the said Adele Muckleston deceased shall present their claims for examination and allowance.

            It is further ordered that all claims and demands of all persons against the said Adele Muckleston, deceased, will be examined and adjusted before this Court at the Court House in the City of Waukesha in said County, at a regular term thereof appointed to be held on the First Tuesday of October AD 1936 and all creditors are hereby notified thereof.

            It is further ordered that notice of the time and place at which said claims and demands will be examined and adjusted as aforesaid and of the time above limited for said creditors to present their claims and demands, be given by publishing a copy of this order and notice for three consecutive weeks, once in each week, in the Waukesha Freeman, a weekly newspaper, published in the city of Waukesha, in said county, the first publication to be within fifteen days from the date hereof.

            Dated May 27, 1936

            By the Court

            F W Bucklin

            Acting County Judge

Scott Lowry

Attorney for Estate. 

17 June 1936

(same notice as at 10th June)

15 July 1936

Parkinson’s Picture

            A picture of Judge Thomas W Parkinson was hung this week on the east wall of the Municipal court room in the court house where he presided as judge from 1925 until early this year when he died. Parkinson’s picture, a very good likeness, was hung among those of Judges Dell S Tullar, C E Armin, Milo Muckleston and James E Thomas.

19 Aug 1936

Mrs Harkness to Return Home from West on Friday

            Mrs Grove Harkness who has been on an extended two months trip and visit in the west with her sister, Miss Caroline Trumpf of Reedsburg is expected to return on Friday.

            An hour before their departure a group of former high school students of Mrs Harkness’ surprised her at her hotel and escorted them to the station. The group consisted of Mr and Mrs Archie Imig, Mr and Mrs Stanley Muckelstone, Mr and Mrs Alfred Menick, Misses Dypna Narrie and Estella Oakes. 

30 September 1936

Regular County Court Term Oct 6

The regular term of the County court will be held Tuesday Oct 6. twenty-four probate matters will be disposed of by David W Agnew. The calendar comprises hearings on claims in the estates of (among others) Adele Muckleston.

30 December 1936

Genesee Depot

            Mr and Mrs John E Jones and daughters, Burr Oak Farm, had as Christmas dinner guests, David J Roberts, Wales, Howell of Madison University and Miss Gene Roberts of Milwaukee, Mrs Jennie Muckelston, Delafield, Mr and Mrs William Kolbet, Waukesha, Mr and Mrs John A Jones and son Thomas A Jones.

13 Jan 1937

Genesee Depot

            Mrs Hattie Olhson is seriously sick with pneumonia in the Municipal hospital Waukesha. Frank Warren and Garfield Muckelston are both ill and in the hospital.

7 April 1937

Farm Employee is Injured By Bull

            William Mucklestone an employee of the F E Fox Dairy, Waukesha, was taken to the Municipal hospital Friday noon suffering from what was believed to be possible internal injuries after he was mauled by a bull in the stables of the Fox farm this morning.

            The animal Boulder Bridge Primate, grand champion of the recent Waukesha County Dairy show turned on Mucklestone as the latter was doing chores in the stable. Fortunately several other men nearby were able to drive the bull off before Mucklestone was badly gored.

            At the hospital it was planned to operate on the gored man to check possible internal injuries. 

28 April 1937

Genesee Depot

            Miss Ida Pitt, Darien, Wis., came last Thursday to be employed by Mrs A Torhorst at the Garfield Muckleston home.

12 May 1937

Twenty Four years Ago

            It is “Judge” Milo Mucklestone now. He took office as Municipal Judge Tuesday morning for the first time. Paul Kimball was named clerk of the Municipal Court.

9 June 1937


            Mrs A J Van Noyen leaves before June 15 for Aberystwyth, Wales, Great Britain to make an indefinite stay with her brother Joseph Davies, who is a lawyer there. Until then she is with Mrs Jennie Mucklestone. 

16 June 1937

            Mrs Al Torhurst and brother William Muckleston celebrated their birthday anniversary at the home of their brother, Garfield Muckelston on Sunday, June 13, and entertained their friends Mr and Mrs Joseph Huber and son, Ellesworth Huber, Mr and Mrs Harold Evans, Racine, at dinner.

11 Aug 1937

Jean Muckelstone

            Jean Lucile Muckelstone, 15, daughter of E G Muckelstone, passed away Monday morning, Jean is survived by her father E G Mucklestone, Genesee. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2pm from Randle’s funeral home. The Rev Zac Davies will officiate.

18 August 1937

Twenty Four Years Ago

            Judge Milo Mucklestone is nursing a painful broken arm, suffered by an untimely collision with the crank of his car Monday evening. The crank kicked back and struck his right arm, breaking it in two pieces.

            Tuesday morning Justice Parkinson presided in Municipal court, but it is not expected that injury will keep Judge Mucklestone out for many days.  

29 September 1937

Twenty-Four Years Ago

            Judge Muckleston fined a man $25 for shooting ducks in Muskego lake before daybreak.

19 January 1938

Twenty-Four Years Ago

            Charles Morgan, a vagrant, was sentenced to thirty days in jail by Judge Milo Muckleston.

9 March 1938

Announces Five Sales of Cattle.

            A pure bred cow, Fox’s Elsie of Waukesha, was sold by F E Fox of Waukesha, to E G Mucklestone of Waukesha

24 August 1938

Twenty-Four Years Ago

            The annual Waukesha county and officials’ picnic to be held at Waukesha Beach this year promises to be larger and grander than before. Each season the picnic has attracted a larger audience and this year it is expected that 6,000 will attend.

            A great many extraordinary attractions are being arranged and one of the principal features will be the baseball game in the afternoon between city and county officials of Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. Judge Milo Muckleston has consented to take charge of the Waukesha team and lead them to victory.

21 September 1938

Twenty four years ago

            The large barn on the Mucklestone farm on the Waterville Road, northwest of the city, was destroyed by fire Sunday at 10pm. The direction of the wind prevented the fire from spreading to other buildings nearby. The loss will be several hundred dollars. The building was insured.

            Garfield Mucklestone noticed the fire just as he was getting ready to retire for the night, and rushed to the barn where he found the interior a seething mass of flames. The hay and grain bins were ablaze, and the burning grain was sliding from the upper bins to the lower floor, where a number of blooded horses were kept.


19 Oct 1938


            Mrs Jennie Mucklestone made a recent visit to Chicago with friends.

North Prairie

            Mr and Mrs Ben Pugh had Saturday night dinner guests. They were Mr and Mrs George Jeffery, Mr and Mrs Wilburt James of Waukesha, Miss Ione Waite and Bill Mucklestone. After dinner was served the evening was spent playing cards.

9 Nov 1938

Legion Past Commander tells Auxiliary Important Facts about National Convention.

            N Jack Christoph past commander of the Daniel J Martin post, was the speaker at Monday nights meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary, choosing as his subject “Impressions of the National American Legion Conventions During my trip to Los Angeles.”

            Many former residents of Waukesha were met, some of whom were Ed McCarthy who lost two sons in the World War, George Cummings, Archie Imig, Stanley Muckelstone, Mr Clutterbuck, Mr and Mrs Owen Jones, Vizay and Mrs Walker.

28 December 1938

Rural Residents plan many Old Fashioned Gatherings to Observe Christmas Day

            Mr and Mrs J E Jones, and their daughters Gwendolyn and Juanita, will have a large family gathering at their home on Christmas Day. The group will include Mrs Harry V Roberts and daughter Gwendolyn, Oak Park, Ill. who will remain during the holidays, David Roberts, Mr and Mrs Gwilym Roberts and family, Shirley, Jack and Harold, Mr and Mrs Othel Nobel, Mrs Jane Muckelston, all of Wales, Winogene Roberts, Mr and Mrs John A Jones and son Thomas, Waukesha, Mrs Elizabeth Stanley Milwaukee. 

18 January 1939

Twenty-Four Years Ago

            At the annual meeting of the Framers’ State bank the following officers and directors were elected: president John A Rodgers; vice-president, Robert L Holt: cashier, Owen L Jones, and assistant cashier Verne E De Remer. The directors: John A Rodgers, Robert L Holt, George A Jones, W A McFarlane, D W Roberts, John L Morris, William A Foster, Henry L Gittner, Milo Muckleston, John A Backer and Peter Swartz, Jr.

15 March 1939


            Mr and Mrs Michelsen and daughter Joan, have moved to the Garfield Mucklestone farm near Genesee. They were employed at the David Felix farm last year.

29 March 1939


            Mrs Jennie Mucklestone returned about a week ago to her home which had been closed since she left in the late fall to spend the winter with her niece, Mrs Jones, who lives south of Waukesha.

5 April 1939


            Mrs Mucklestone of Delafield has returned to her home after spending the winter months with her niece Mrs J E Jones of Bethesda.

Twenty Four Years Ago

            The second annual sale of the Waukesha County Holstein association has been set for May 4. The ninety head of cattle thus far entered has been consigned by the following prominent breeders of the county:

            S S Cramer, D J Howell, Dr M J Browning and Bro. W D McGill, George J Schuster, Dr David Roberts, S B and G G Lowry, Schley Brothers, Emil Burnmeister, Clarence G Thomas and Sons, Baird Brothers, R M Aplin, W J Mann, W J Wright, Mucklestone Brothers and Watson and Will.

            The quarantine placed upon Waukesha County on account of the foot and mouth disease in dairy cattle has been raised by order of the federal bureau of animal husbandry.

17 May 1939

Twenty Four Years ago

            It was announced today that a juvenile court would be established at once in Waukesha, and Judge Mucklestone of the municipal court would preside. The necessity for a court has been apparent for a long time, and puzzling case have come up, which have had to be treated by the ordinary court procedure.

            The first step in this direction was taken this month when the city council was asked by Judge Mucklestone to fix the salary of a probation officer in this city, under the statute, and a report of this will be made at the meeting.

            Tuesday Judge Lueck signed an order authorizing Judge Mucklestone to preside in juvenile court here, and the document was endorsed by Judge Agnew and Judge Derse of Oconomowoc.

12 July 1939

Twenty-Four Years Ago

            Last Friday afternoon a man from Texas was arrested on complaint of E R Estberg, vice-president of the Waukesha National Bank, who charged that he had used misrepresentations to procure funds from the institution. The man was taken before Judge Milo Muckleston who adjourned the hearing to July 9 and fixed the bond at $1,000. the bail was not furnished.

            It was stated that the man and his wife secured $450 from the bank upon their note, it being represented that the wife of the defendant had diamonds and jewellery worth several thousand dollars in a safety drawer of the bank.

2 August 1939

Twenty-Four Years Ago

            Judge Milo Muckleston continued for a week the case of a man charged with providing no better quarters for his wife and two children than the upper portion of an old horse stable. Mrs George also made this charge. It was shown that the man removed his family to better quarters after the complaint was made.

25 October 1939

To Aplin and Benjamin

            A Guernsey cow has recently been sold by Tauno E Kivimaki, Amasa, Mich., to Aplin and Benjamin of Waukesha. Guernsey cow  sold by George F Pearce, Ashland to E G Muckleston of Waukesha.

22 Nov 1939


            Mrs Jennie Mucklestone has gone to her niece’s home near Genesee for the winter.

29 Nov 1939


            Mrs Jennie Mucklestone is spending the winter months with her niece, Mrs John Jones in Bethesda community. 

7 Feb 1940

East Waterville

            Mrs Henry Hammond and daughters Pauline and little Carol Catherine, visited the formers aunt, Mrs Jennie Muckelstone at Delafield and Margaret Jones on last Saturday afternoon.

14 February 1940

Twenty-Four Years Ago

            Judge Milo Muckleston has again been elected president of the Wheelman’s club. G A Voyler was chosen secretary and treasurer.

20 March 1940


            Miss Elizabeth Hearding entertained three guests at dinner on Sunday: Dr J Boyd Cox, Mrs Jennie Mucklestone and Lyman Kells.

26 June 1940

Dr Philler Forgot Invitation.

            At the time of the Jackson-Haynes marriage, no one was admitted to the church unless he showed his invitation. The church was filled and Dr Hugo Philler , family physician arrived late without his invitation. The doorkeeper refused to admit him, but the doctor became so vociferous that it was necessary to locate some member of the family in order to admit him and have it quiet.

            The young bride and groom lived first on Center St., and later in the little frame white house which stood on the site of the present Methodist parsonage, next door to the Jackson home. This house was later sold to Frank Bostwick who built the house which was purchased by Judge Mucklestone and is now the parsonage. The little white house was moved by J Biggs to Ellis St., near Greenfield Ave.

3 July 1940

Twenty-Four Years Ago

            The whole city was deeply shocked and grieved when news was received that Judge Milo Muckleston, one of the most popular men in the county, had been killed in a collision between his automobile and an interurban car at the Elmhurst crossing, shortly after 2 o’clock. Judge Muckleston held court in Oconomowoc in the morning. He was on the way to his cottage at Pewaukee Lake when his car was struck by the interurban.

24 July 1940

Twenty Four Years Ago

            James E Thomas, former assemblyman and for many years the law partner of the late Judge Milo Mucklestone, was appointed last Friday by Governor Philipp to succeed his friend upon the bench of the eastern municipal court district of Waukesha county. The appointment was expected as it was the general belief that it would have been Judge Muckleston’s preference, had the necessity for such an appointment come in his lifetime. 

18 Dec 1940


            Major Charles Smythe returned last Tuesday from his brief California visit. He went to attend an “old boys” of St John’s banquet in Los Angeles. Forty-seven “old boys” were present, ranging from the class of 1892 to 1939. Among them was Jack Carson a movie star, a former cadet of the academy; Colonel Charles Severson, a former Delafield resident of many years, Sanford Watkins, a cadet who spent summers as well as the school term here for about six years, and Stanley Mucklestone, at one time of Waukesha

25 Dec 1940

Study Indicates 1,800 Tax Bills in Legislatures

            Chicago – the 43 state legislatures convening in 1941 will enact more than 1,800 tax bills during their coming sessions according to a recent prediction of Mrs Melville Mucklestone, president of the National Consumers Tax Commission.

            Her forecast was based upon a survey of bills presented in 18 legislative bodies in 1939.

            Some 60,000 bills of all kinds will be introduced this year Mrs Mucklestone estimated and 11,000 will be tax measures. Prophesying the enactment of 43 tax laws per legislature she added:

            “While many of these will be amendments to existing laws, and others will be new and necessary financial measures, a few will be deliberate and wholly unwarranted flank attacks on the taxpayers pocketbook.”

            She warned that patriotic tax payers would have slight patience with such attacks, and urged members of her organization to scrutinize tax measures carefully to aid in avoiding “even the smallest unnecessary or wasteful expense.”   

15 January 1941


Mrs Mucklestone of Delafield who has been sick at Memorial hospital, Waukesha, has been taken to the Lutheran home in Oconomowoc last week.

29 January 1941


            Mrs Jennie Mucklestone is spending the winter at a convalescent home at Oconomowoc Lake.

12 February 1941

Baird Acting County Judge

            Municipal Judge Austin J Baird, Tuesday took over the handling of probate matters in county court at the request of Registrar of probate Rex Warden. He will also be requested to sit temporarily in civil actions in county court.

            Thus Judge Baird will temporarily fill the vacancy on the bench created by the death last week by Judge David W Agnew who served on the bench for 31 years. Warden and Connell both have authority to request either municipal judge in the county to serve as judge under the 1917 legislative amendments to the acts creating the county court and the two municipal courts in the county.

            This 1917 amendment followed the death of former Municipal Judge Milo Mucklestone, who was killed in a train-car wreck. His death left the bench vacant for sometime.

19 Feb 1941

East Waterville

            Mrs Muckelston, Delafield, well known in the neighbourhood, who has been confined to the Lutheran home, Oconomowoc, is improving slowly.

            Miss Jennie E Jones is spending a few weeks with her cousins at Oak Park, Ill.

Twenty Four years Ago.

            Samper A Perkins was elected president of the Waukesha Wheelman’s club to succeed the late Milo Mucklestone

26 February 1941

Twenty-Four Years Ago

            Stanley M Muckleston, brother of Waldo, who is at the war front in France, has been appointed a provisional second lieutenant in the United States Army. He is a graduate of Waukesha High School and St John’s Military academy and captained the football teams at both institutions.

19 March 1941

Twenty-Four Years Ago

            Cornucopia Johanna Clothilde, a cow belonging to E G and J W Muckelston, northwest of the city, set a milk production record in the state by producing 747.4 pounds of milk in seven days.

8 Oct 1941


Mrs George Jeffrey Dousman entertained Saturday evening October 4th for the birthday anniversary of her husband. It is also the anniversary of Mrs Ben Pugh who was one of the guests. The guests also included William Muckelston of Genesee.

25 March 1942

Township Voters Busy On Farms.

            In the town of Genesee, Chairman W Howard Price will be opposed by another aspirant to the county board Tom R Jones. Two new candidates also turned up for the side board, H O Rowlands and E G Mucklestone. The incumbents are J A Rowlands and Fred Esser. Other incumbents were unopposed.

29 April 1942

Twenty-Four Years Ago

The annual Waukesha county Holstein sale was scheduled for May 6 and 7 – the second time in history that a two day sale was planned. A consignment of 150 head was expected, including 50 head from the prize herd from the Schley farm. Among other leading consignors were George Schuster, the Masonic Home of Douseman, Pabst Stock farm at Oconomowoc, Gustav Pabst at Dousman and the Muckleston brothers, Waukesha.

3 June 1942

Ten More Applicants Are Allotted Autos

            Cars have been allotted to ten more applicants by the car rationing board. The list includes two firms, the Carnation Milk co., of Oconomowoc and the Oconomowoc Canning co. Individuals who were allotted cars were Merlyn Edwards, Waukesha, a taxi driver, Kenneth Hotelling, Waukesha, an employee at the Kearney- Trucker plant in West Allis, Glen H Hatch, West Allis, a tool grinder at the Universal Unit Power Shovel Company, West Allis, E Garfield Mucklestone, Waukesha, a farmer, Robert J McKewan, Hartland, a defense plant superintendent, Elmer McCartan, Colgate, a farmer and defense worker, John G Ausmen, Elm Grove, a War Production trainer, and Mrs Jack Grube, a farmer.    

17 March 1943


            Mr and Mrs Neff now living in the Old Mucklestone Homestead, will go to the Telephone apartment to live, and will take over as night operators.

 23 May 1945

            John William Muckleston, 57, 735, Grand Avenue, fell asleep at the wheel while travelling East on Highway 18 about one-quarter mile West of County Trunk G. The car side-swiped a telephone pole and travelled some distance in the ditch before coming to a stop. The left side of the vehicle was extensively damaged, and according to the report Muckleston didn’t wake up until his car came to a complete stop.

 4 Oct 1947

List names of Farm Bureau Men Workers.

            During the recent membership drive by the Waukesha Farm Bureau, a group of men comprised teams which added more than 175 new members to the organisation. Towns represented and their workers follow:

            Genesee: Ed Lane, Howard Price, Arthur Hargrave, John E Jones, Joe Esser and E G Mucklestone

15 Oct 1947

            Team of horses $40 each, also harness. John Seigmann, Old Mucklestone Farm, Rt 1. Box 152.

26th July 1954

45 Years Ago

Dismissed on Technicality

Two complaints against the Waukesha Canning Co., one for employing children under 16 years of age without a permit and another for permitting them to work after six o’clock were dismissed in municipal court. District Attorney Muckleston made the motion for dismissal on the ground that insufficient cause for action was stated in the complaint.


[Found in the Milwaukee Journal 18 July 1949

Edward G Muckleston

Edward Garfield Muckleston, a widely Known Genesee farmer died this morning at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was 68 years old and had farmed in or near the town of Genesee all his life. He was a member of the Waukesha Masonic Lodge, The Waukesha chapter of the Wisconsin Consistory, the Dousman Eastern Star, and a member of the Waukesha County Farm Bureau.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Randle funeral home. The Rev D J Williams will officiate and burial will be at Prairie Home Cemetery. The Waukesha Masonic lodge will conduct services at the grave.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m., tomorrow afternoon and evening. There will be a special meeting of the Masonic Lodge at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.



These are the last entries found in the source used to produce this book, although later entries may have existed. Descendants of Alfred Torhurst and his bride Alice Mary nee Muckleston still live in Wisconsin. The remainder of those descendants still carrying the Muckleston or indeed Mucklestone surname are now scattered across the USA.



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