The announcement [transcribed below] appeared in The Carroll [IA] Times on Sunday, January 16, 1916.
Having rented my farm I will sell at public auction on the Charles A. Martin farm 2 miles northeast of Wall Lake and 2 miles south and 1/2 mile west of Lake View, on
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY
11 HEAD OF HORSES 11
One gray mare in foal, 9 years old; 1 bay mare, in foal, 8 years old; 1 sorrel mare 12 years old; 1 gray driving horse, 10 years old; 2 mare colts coming two in spring; 2 mare suckling colts, 1 year in March; 1 Shetland pony, buggy, harness and saddle; 1 mare, in foal, 5 years old; 1 mare three years old.
11 HEAD OF CATTLE 11
Eight milch cows, most all fresh*, others will be fresh soon; three calves
100 WHITE PLYMOUTH ROCK CHICKENS; 100 BROWN LEGHORN CHICKENS
FARM MACHINERY ETC.
Two riding or walking Rock Island corn plows; 1 sulky plow; 1 pulverizer; one new seeder; 1 mower; 1 hay rake; three-section drag; 3 wagons; 1 low truck wagon; 1 hay rack; 1 two-seated surrey, good as new; 1 single buggy; 2 sets of work harness; 1 single driving harness.
I have around 500 bushels of select seed corn of 1914 crop, “Whipple’s Yellow Dent”**, very deep kernel, small cob and a very early matured corn. Don’t fail to come and see this corn. I also have around 400 bushels of old corn.
60 TONS OF No. 1 TAME HAY*** IN BARN. ONE STRAW STACK
ALL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE: Piano; parlor rockers; center tables; dining room table; chairs; buffet; bookcase; music rack; 4 bedroom sets; kitchen range, the noted Acorn make, just like new; kitchen cabinet; cupboard; chairs; 1 refrigerator; fruit jars; milk cans and jars; two cream separators, and many other articles too numerous to mention.
SALE TERMS: — One years time will be given on approved notes at 8 per cent interest. All sums under $10.00, cash.
CHARLES A. MARTIN
Seaquist & McLaughlin Auctioneers.
And there you have it –rural estate sale circa 1916. See Martin Farm Auction II for more.