Bert Walling

Funeral services for Bert Walling, 56, veteran riverboat operator who died August 1 at Physicians and Surgeons hospital, will be held Friday at 11 A.M. at the Little Chapel of the Chimes.

Mr. Walling was born January 22, 1891, at Boise, Idaho, and started work on Riverboats with the Oregon City Transportation company. He was a veteran of World War I, serving with the navy. At the time of his death he was employed on the U.S. Engineers dredge Wahkiakum. He had been a member of the Veteran Steamboat Men of the West since its formation in 1926.

Survivors include the widow, Ellis Walling, and a sister, Mrs. Barbara Tweet, Forest Grove.

Source: Portland Oregonian, August 7, 1947.

Isaac D. Shipman

Isaac D. Shipman, Burdett. Saturday, Aug. 2, 1947. Survived by wife, Ada Belle Shipman; daughter, Mrs. Nelson Brown; grandson, Donald Brown, all of Burdett. Funeral today, 1:30 p.m., at the Arnold Funeral Home, Burdett. The Rev. Charles Townsend. Burial at Second Milo.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, August 4, 1947.

Short News Items from 1946

Wheatland—Honoring their son, Lt. James Gilkey, recently discharged from the army, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Gilkey entertained at dinner last week. Covers were placed for Lt. Gilkey, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wright, Dowd Cooper, Harlan Cooper, Fay Thompson, and Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Gilkey. (Salem Capital Journal, May 17, 1946)

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin were in Wyandotte Wednesday to visit their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Field. (Livingston County Daily Press, July 24, 1946)

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Short News Items from 1945

Earl Nelson Baldwin, Jr., of Tecumseh visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin during the week. (Livingston County Daily Press, August 22, 1945)

Lieut. Mary Baldwin of the Spars is home on a two weeks leave from Long Branch, California, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin. Lieut. Baldwin does office work for the Spars and has not been home for a year. (Livingston County Daily Press, August 1, 1945)

Leaves for Ohio—John V. Durant left Saturday for his home in Dayton, Ohio, after a visit of one week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.V. Durant, 1405 East Washington street. (Idaho Statesman, December 2, 1945)

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Wilson-Bostwick

ADDISON — A pretty wedding was solemnized Wednesday evening, November 28, at 7 o’clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wilson, when their eldest daughter. Miss Marcia Wilson became the bride of Seaman John B. Bostwick, son of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Bostwick of Andover, former residents of Corning. The Rev. Clarence F. Bower, pastor of Addison Baptist Church, performed the double ring ceremony. Attendants were Miss Lois M. Wilson of Addison, sister of the bride and William Stanton of Corning.

The bride chose a powder blue wool afternoon dress with which she wore black accessories and a corsage of white rosebuds.

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Little Son of Mr.–Mrs. Loosley Died

Word was received this morning the baby boy born [to] Mr. and Mrs. Louis Loosley of Ukiah at the Stockton hospital April 8 passed away yesterday in Stockton, where Mrs. Loosley and infant son, Edward Donald, had been cared for by relatives since the child’s birthday. Surviving in addition to the parents are two brothers, Francis, 19, who is with the Army Air Corps in England, and Donald, 13. Mr. Loosley is the popular manager of the Diamond Match Co. branch at Ukiah, and a host of friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

Source: Ukiah Republican Press, May 16, 1945.

Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates

Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates, aged 51 years, wife of Ernest C. Dates, of Corning, died April 9 at the Corning Hospital. She had been ill for two years.

She was a member of the Crystal City Chapter, Eastern Star, and the Eastern Star Choir. She was a Past Matron of the chapter and a past president of the Past Matrons’ Club. Mrs. Dates was also a member of the White Shrine in Elmira, the Crystal City Navy Mothers Club, First Presbyterian church and the Ways and Means Society of that church.

She was born in Lawrenceville, Nov. 7, 1893, daughter of the late Elias Dewitt Bostwick and Etta May Rhodimer Bostwick. She was married to Ernest C. Dates April 17, 1912. He father was a member of the firm of Wing & Bostwick, for over 30 years the largest and one of the most outstanding stores in Steuben county.

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Mrs. Leah B. Dates

Last rites for Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates, wife of Ernest C. Dates of 278 Sly avenue, were held in a private service Saturday afternoon from the Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Paul H. Hazlett, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Lawrenceville, Pa.

Bearers were 33rd Degree Masons: Ray Rhinehart, Eugene Gorman, John E. Bird, John Woodward, George Pratt, and John Duerlein.

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Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates

Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates, aged 51 years, wife of Ernest C. Dates, of 278 Sly avenue, died at 9:30 Monday night in Corning Hospital where she had been confined for the past nine weeks. She had been ill for two years.

Well-known and liked throughout the city, Mrs. Dates was extremely active in Crystal City Chapter, Eastern Star and the Eastern Star Choir. She was a past matron of the chapter and a past president of the Past Matrons Club. Mrs. Dates was also a member of the White Shrine in Elmira, the Crystal City Navy Mothers Club, First Presbyterian church and the Ways and Means Society of that church.

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Miss Anna Kalinich Engaged To Ensign

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kalinich of 65 West Fifth Street, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Anna Kalinich to Ensign Harold Frank Dates, U.S.N.R., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Dates of 278 Sly avenue.

Miss Kalinich, a graduate of Corning Free Academy, is now employed in the Payroll Department of Corning Glass Works.

Ensign Dates attended Ohio State University after his graduation from Northside High School in 1940 and enlisted in the Naval Air Corps in May 1943. He received his wings and commission January 17, 1945, and is now stationed at Sanford, Fla., for further training.

Source: Corning Leader, March 27, 1945.