Grace Brodt

Grace Brodt, formerly of 26 Moyers, Oxford, died after a prolonged illness at the Oakland County sanitorium. She was 79 years old.

Mrs. Brodt was born in Oakland County and attended Oxford area schools. She was a member of the Crawford Extension Club of Oxford. She had worked as a bookkeeper at Tunstead’s Hardware.

She is survived by two cousins, Grant Beardslee of Clarkston, and Mrs. Florence Tarr of Pontiac.

Services were Saturday afternoon from Bossardet Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Habermehl of the Immanuel Congregational Church officiating. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery.

Source: Oxford Leader, March 21, 1968.

Hold Jesse Walling’s Funeral

Crossed Plains in 1865—Interment to Be at Colfax.

Funeral services for Jesse Walling, age 84, a retired farmer, who died Saturday, were held yesterday at 2 o’clock from the Hazen-Jaeger chapel, the Rev. Williams of the Manito Presbyterian church officiating.

Mr. Walling crossed the plains to Oregon in 1865, and soon after located a homestead on the site of Colfax. While he returned to Oregon to bring his family his claim was jumped and he located to another on the Palouse river. For the last few months he had been ailing and was undergoing treatment at a hospital. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Elbert, of E22 Twenty-night avenue, and a son, J.H. Walling, of Peone prairie. The body will be buried in Colfax.

Source: Spokane Spokesman-Review, October 23, 1917.

Leaves For Training

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Link of Summit Station entertained with a dinner for their son, Richard, who left Sunday by jet for Kansas City, Mo., where he will be taking a five to six week for the airlines for which he works. Those attending were Miss Donna Drumm, Mr. and Mrs. Orwine Drumm, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Link and daughter, Lisa, Mrs. Charles Link and the honored guest.

Source: Newark Advocate, September 25, 1963.

Army Girl Married At Presidio

Miss Dorothy Lewis Bride of W.A. Kottmeier, Member of California Field Artillery

The marriage of Miss Dorothy Lewis, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Edson A. Lewis, and Wesley A. Kottmeier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Kottmeier of Corning, Cal., took place yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents at the Presidio.

The Rev. E.P. Newsom, chaplain at Fort Scott, officiated in the presence of relatives of the young people and a few of their closest friends.

The bride is the elder daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Lewis, and only a week ago was a bridesmaid at the marriage of her brother, Lieutenant Warfield Monroe Lewis, and Miss Emilie Bertsch.

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4th Daughter

The birth of their fourth daughter, Jan Louise, is announced by Dr. and Mrs. R.L. Dumas (nee Jo Ann Alleman) of Waterbury, Vermont. The little Miss weighed eight pounds, ,two ounces. Her sisters are Dorothy Ann, 9, Mary Rae 6, and Susan Kae, 2 ½.

The Earl Allemans of Oxford are the maternal grandparents.

Source: Oxford Leader, July 6, 1960.

Back From His Annual Vacation

John D. Adams Has Enjoyed 30 of Them

“I have returned from enjoying my thirtieth annual vacation as an employe [sic] of Uncle Sam,” remarked Letter Carrier John D. Adams, to a Times-Press reporter. “Don’t you think Uncle is pretty good to me to have given me 30 of them?” The reporter assured the aged distributer of mail that he was certainly to be congratulated, and Mr. Adams proceeded to tell how engaged in the service the year before the big blizzard of ’88 and some of the difficulties encountered in getting the mail to the people at that time. He spent his recent vacation at Yankee Lake, where he has spent several others, always enjoying them, despite the fact that one of the most difficult things he has to do is cease work even for a brief season. Mr. Adams is a veteran of the Civil War, and consequently watches with special interest the movements in the present conflict.

Source: Middletown Times-Press, July 27, 1917.

Drank Poison By Mistake In Drug.

Nathan Yocom Frightens Relatives Early Thursday Morning.

Mistaking a bottle of white hellebore for that of a tonic which he had been advised to take Nathan S. Yocom, a painter, residing in Central avenue, lay near death’s door for a short time Thursday morning because of the effects of the deadly poison upon his system. Medical assistance was summoned and late Thursday evening the unfortunate victim was reported to be entirely out of danger.

Yocom drank the poison early in the morning. Strange effects of the drug were soon detected and members of the family administered powerful emetics. Dr. C.M. Lenhart was called and discovered the elements of the mistaken drug and the serious condition of the patient that had resulted.

A stomach pump was resorted to and although quite weak from the effects, Yocom is expected to be himself again in a few more hours.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, September 30, 1904.