Untitled (Lillie E. Doty)

The Board of Education in session this week accepted the resignation of Miss Mildred Short, principal of the Goldsboro school, and Miss Hazel Towers, assistant in the Preston school, to take effect at the end of the year.  Miss Lillie E. Doty, at present assistant in the Goldsboro school, was appointed to succeed Miss Short, while Miss Grace C. Thompson, of Ridgely, was named intermediate assistant.  Miss Evelyn Harris was appointed to the vacancy in the Preston school. 

Source: Denton Journal, December 24, 1921.


The home of Mr. and Mrs. Judson Lateer of Germantown was the scene of a pleasing event at 7.30 o’clock last evening, when their daughter, Anna E., was united in marriage to Mr. Ira Herman of this village.  Rev. Albert Buck performed the ceremony and Mrs. A.W. Buck very effectively rendered Fort Thomas’ wedding march.

The bride was attired in a beautiful dress of brown cloth, trimmed with pink, and carried a bunch of white roses. The bridesmaid was Mrs. Charles Wright and the best man Mr. Charles Wright, uncle and aunt of the bride.

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He Believes In Our Future

Port Arthur folks read with considerable interest Sunday morning the announcement in The News that Cap’t Tyrrell would erect two new buildings here within the next few months.  Captain Tyrrell is one of the old timers of southeast Texas, having come down into this section some 20 or 30 years ago.  Although he lives in Beaumont, a vast amount of his real estate holdings are in Port Arthur.  When Captain Tyrrell was approached Saturday to confirm the rumor of the two new buildings he said, “You may tell the people of Port Arthur that I am going to erect two new buildings in the very near future.  Port Arthurs has been very good to me and I am going to reciprocate.”  The facts are that Captain Tyrrell or any other capitalist would not continue to invest more money in any other city if there was no future for that particular town.  It is evident that he believes in the soundness of his investment as well as the future of Port Arthur.”

Source:  Port Arthur Daily News, October 24, 1921.


I will sell at the ranch, three miles north of Grand Dalles, on Monday, July 8, the following: 40 cows; 50 heifers, Jersey stock; 6 sows and suckling pigs: 15 colts: 2 bottom plows: corn planter; 2 disc corn cultivators; And a lot of farm tools and small machinery too numerous to mention. Remember the date and the place. —  J.T. Rorick, The Dalles.

Source:  Goldendale Sentinel, July 4, 1918.

Going forward

At the start of 2019, I announced that I would be posting all the clippings I had to date in chronological order in order to give myself and my readers a sense of how things changed and evolved through more than 100 years’ worth of newspaper articles and mentions.

WordPress gives me the ability to schedule posts in advance, and at that time I had enough transcriptions to schedule through what I thought would be December 31. Then, I took a little time off from collecting clippings and transcribing them to work on other research projects.

The project ended up extending slightly beyond the calendar year and ended yesterday.

I still have a number clippings to transcribe and actively seek out new databases and archives, but for the time being I will most likely be posting once or twice a week.


Ruth Walling

STANFORDVILLE—Ruth Walling, 73, of Gristmill Lane, Stanfordville, died Aug. 26 at Vassar Hospital.

A resident of this community since 1955, Mrs. Walling was a master gardener at the Cooperative Extension Farm Home Center and a volunteer at the Carey Arboretum, Millbrook. Before moving here she lived in New York City.

Mrs. Walling was also a member of the Millbrook Bennett Club for alumni of Bennett College; a member and past president of the Stanford Garden Club; a member of the Womens Republican Club and a member of the district chairman for the United Way.

She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church, Millbrook, and the Altar Guild there.

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Merle Nielsen

A former Irvington lady, Mrs. Merle Armstrong Nielsen, died Dec. 18 at the Longhouse Nursing Home in Spencer.

Funeral service for Mrs. Nielsen was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the First Christian Church in Spencer, with burial in North Lawn Cemetery.

Merle Armstrong, daughter of James and Dora Armstrong, was born at Irvington Aug. 14, 1890. She was married to Neal Nielsen and the couple had made their home in Spencer.

Source: Kossuth County Advance, December 24, 1979.

Marcella Armstrong

ALGONA—Funeral services for Mrs. Marcella Armstrong, 80, Algona, who died Wednesday at the Algona hospital, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Algona. Msgr. W.B. Bauer will be celebrant, and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Algona.

Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. today at Wilson’s Funeral Home, Algona. Scripture reading will be 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home, followed by the parish rosary at 8 p.m. Family service will be 9:55 a.m. Saturday.

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Viola May Parrill

Miss [sic] Viola May Parrill, 74, of 589 Shinnick Cir., died at 7:38 a.m. Wednesday at Good Samaritan Medical Center where she had been a patient the past week.

Born March 31, 1903, here, Miss Parrill was a clerk and stenographer for the Ohio Department of Insurance before retiring about 10 years ago.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Frank Barks of 1004 McIntire Ave., Mrs. Fred Lanning of 805 Durban Dr., and Mrs. Bennie Turner of 422½ Fairbanks St.

Private service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Bolin Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today. Contributions may be made to the sick.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, May 5, 1977.