Small Town News – Lake Orion

TEN YEARS AGO (1924) — Kenneth Chapin, Assistant Cashier of the Orion State Bank, who has been critically ill this week with pneumonia, is considered out of danger and on the road to recovery. The services of a trained nurse were secured Tuesday evening. Dr. Bachelor is caring for him. (Orion Weekly Review, December 7, 1934)

A double birthday celebration was held at the Lyle Fritz home last week in honor Mr. and Mrs. Fritz’s two sons, Richard (7) and Billy (10). (Lake Orion Review, October 10, 1947)

Mrs. John Lomerson underwent an operation for the removal of a goiter at University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Friday, and is recovering splendidly. Her husband, daughters Miss Marjory Groover and Mrs. Willard Cline, son Lee Groover, and Miss Marie Hessler visited her Sunday. She is expected home this week-end. (Lake Orion Review, November 8, 1935)

THIRTY YEARS AGO (1919): Edward, the 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Porritt of Seymour Lake, was severely injured Friday afternoon when he fell from a wagon in which he was riding and the rear wheel passed over the body. A doctor was summoned and it was found no bones were broken although it was feared he might be injured internally. (Lake Orion Review, July 8, 1949)

Olga, Francis, and Ward Lake were entertained by Miss Hattie Rogers on Sunday. (Orion Weekly Review, March 26, 1909)

TEN YEARS AGO (1927): Mrs. Mary Rogers, sister of L.L. and Marion Sutton, of Town Corners, has sold her 40 acre farm east of Oxford to Mr. Buhl of Detroit. Consideration $6,000. Mr. Buhl has given Mrs. Rogers permission to occupy the farm till she buys another home. (Lake Orion Review, March 12, 1937)

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO (1919): Talk about potatoes! Will Schoff deposited on our ta—, no floor, a bushel of this week’s raising, the actual count of which was 47 tubers. When anyone beats Will as a potato raiser, they have got to “go some.” (Lake Orion Review, October 19, 1934)

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Schoff spent several days last week with the latter’s sister, Mrs. Manley Brodt, at Marlette. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thurstin were also guests of Mrs. Brodt. (Lake Orion Review, October 26, 1934)

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Skinner, and their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Murl Teller, spent Mother’s Day together. They had dinner at a restaurant near Detroit and visited the White Chapel to view the tulips. (Lake Orion Review, May 18, 1951)

Gale Skinner, who is employed by the Kroger Company and has been transferred from Pontiac to Flint, was home for the week-end. (Orion Weekly Review, August 23, 1935)

TWENTY YEARS AGO (1931): Murl Teller and his bride of a few weeks contemplate an early trip to St. Petersburg where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Teller, reside and where he expects to obtain employment in the Newark Shoe Store. (Lake Orion Review, October 15, 1951)

Murl Teller, who is suffering from sciatic neuritis, has been home from Lapeer Hospital for about ten days. He is able to be up and around a little, but is confined to his bed most of the time. (Lake Orion Review, June 24, 1949)

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thurstin and Marion Sutton were Thanksgiving dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Schoff. (Lake Orion Review, November 30, 1934)

Mrs. Frank Thurstin, of Lake Orion, is seriously ill at the Bliss Home. (Lake Orion Review, May 5, 1944)

Mueller News Items

Mr. Lucien Mueller left Thursday for Ithaca, N.Y., where he will attend the graduation exercises of his brother, Clarence, and also the ten year reunion of his class at Cornell University. Mr. Mueller will return to Decatur June 27. (Decatur Review, June 7, 1927)

Mrs. Lucien Mueller entertained three tables at bridge on Tuesday afternoon, honoring her mother, Mrs. W.M. Rorick, who has been visiting her for several weeks. Mrs. Rorick will leave Monday for her home in Detroit, Mich. (Decatur Review, January 29, 1922)

Mrs. Lucien Mueller has returned from a visit in Detroit and Sarnia, Ontario, with relatives. (Decatur Review, July 15, 1929)

MUELLER-METZLER PARTY RETURNING. Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Mueller and Mrs. and Mrs. A.M. Metzler are leaving California today for their return trip to Decatur. The two couples will make several stops on the way home. On the way to the West Coast, they visited Decatur persons who are passing the winter in Arizona. (Decatur Review, January 25, 1931)

Henrietta Payne Doty

Mrs. Henrietta Doty, who fell at her home last Saturday morning, breaking her hip and arm, was taken to Emergency Hospital, where she passed away Wednesday morning, her 77th birthday. She is survived by three children and several grandchildren. The children are: Mrs. John Eveland (Hillsboro), Miss Lilly and Olin Doty, of near town. Funeral services will be held at the Greensboro Baptist Church this (Saturday) afternoon, Rev. J.C. Ledbetter officiating. Interment in Greensboro cemetery.

Source: Denton Journal, June 3, 1933.

John D. Dilts

Marble Rock, Sept. 1 — John D. Dilts, aged 81 years, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mayne Spaulding, Tuesday evening. Short services were held at the Sheets Funeral home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. J.E. DeLong of Charles City officiating. The remains were taken to Randolph, Iowa, where the funeral was held Friday afternoon. He leaves to mourn his passing one son, Virgil Dilts of Randolph, one daughter, Mrs. Mayne Spaulding, and one sister, Mrs. James Wylie of Oakland, Ia., and six grandchildren.

Source: The Iowa Recorder, September 1, 1937.

Edythe Search Davies

Crooksville — Mrs. Edythe Search Davies, 53, died Sunday morning at her home here following an illness of a heart ailment. Surviving are her father, Frank Search, of the home; three sisters, Miss Helen Search of the home, Mrs. Charles Henning of Crooksville, and Mrs. Craig Wilson of Corning, and a brother, Kenneth Search of Crooksville. The body is at the residence. Funeral services will be held at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning in the Church of the Atonement, of which Mrs. Davies was a member. Rev. William Stecker will officiate and burial will be in Crooksville cemetery with Cannon and Cannon funeral home of Crooksville in charge.

Source: Zanesville Signal, April 2, 1951.

Lewis J. Cox

Funeral services for Lewis J. Cox, who died suddenly Monday of a heart attack in his car at Netcong, will be held this afternoon at 2:30 at Luse & Smith Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. A Masonic service was conducted last night at the funeral parlor by Harmony Lodge, F.&A.M. Mr. Cox had left the store of O.A. McPeek, of Netcong, at 6:15 P.M. Tuesday. A salesman who had left the store a few minutes later found Mr. Cox slumped over the wheel of his automobile, Dr. Frank L. Bird was summoned. He pronounced Mr. Cox dead. Mr. Cox had been associated with the Woodward concern 47 years. He had been vice-president of the company since 1923. He was born at Cox’s Mills, Wantage Township, and came to Newton 48 years ago. When he first came to Newton he was employed in the hardware store of John Hibler. He was a clerk in the Woodward establishment about seven years. He had been a traveling representative of the company the last 40 years. He covered parts of Warren, Hunterdon and Morris Counties and sections of New York and Pennsylvania. Before the automobile became popular he covered his territory in a horse and wagon. He was one of the first in this section to adopt the automobile as a means of transportation. Mr. Cox was a member of Harmony Lodge, No. 8, F & A.M.; Baldwin Chapter, No. 17, R.A.M.; Sussex County Forest, No. 37, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Newton Lodge of Elks; Ivy Lodge, I.O.O.F. and the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Cox leaves his wife, Mrs. Lelia Cox, and a twin brother, Martin J. Cox of Newton. Rev. J. Charles McKirachan, pastor of Presbyterian Church, will officiate at the funeral service. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery.

Source: Sussex Register, March 30, 1939.

Frank A. Conkle

Frank A. Conkle, 60, of Summit Station, died Sunday of heart disease. Surviving are his widow, Rosa Lee Conkle; a daughter, Mrs. Ella Nihiser of Logan; two sons, Dr. Walter S. of Ironton and Dr. Albert N. Conkle of Canal Winchester; his mother, Mrs. L. Conkle, Westerville, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Linnarry. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. from the residence. Burial in Black Lick.

Source:  Newark Advocate, December 3, 1928.

Elsie Berkampas Chittenden

Mrs. Elsie Chittenden died yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellis Cleveland, 111 Sanford street, after a three weeks’ illness, aged 56 years. Mrs. Chittenden was born near Holland, Mich., coming to Muskegon in 1899, where she has since made her home. She was a member of Mizpah Chapter No. 88, Order of the Eastern Star, Alaska Hive, L.O.T.M., and the Mystic Workers of the World. She leaves three children, Mrs. Ellis Cleveland, at whose home she died, Mrs. Carl Field, and Elbert L. Chittenden, all of Muskegon, ten grand Children, two sisters and six brothers, Mrs. F. Bakker, of Holland, Mich., Mrs. John Bovendan of Washington, John Berkampas and Martin Berkampas of Holland, Take Berkampas of Rudyard, Mich., Nicholas Berkampas of Kalamazoo, Andrew Berkampas of Marion, Mich., and Abraham Berkampas of Byron Center, Mich. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon from the resident, Rev. Lewis H. Manning of the Central Methodist Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Source:  Muskegon Chronicle, August 30, 1919.

Joseph Casterline

Following a long illness of heart trouble, Joseph Casterlin, aged 76 years, of Orange, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. uSsie [sic] C. Drake, 93 Poplar street, Dorranceton. He is survived by his wife and the following daughters and son: Mrs. Susie C. Drake of Dorranceton, Mrs. H.C. Downing of Laceyville and Harry Casterlin of Dallas. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8 o’clock and, after brief services, the remains will be removed to the old homestead at Orange, where, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, Rev. E.A. Benson, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader, February 1, 1913.