Mauchmar-Dreier Rites Solemnized Monday Evening At Wayland

The marriage of Miss Laurena Celeste Mauchmar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mauchmar, of Wayland, and Mr. Oliver Dreier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dreier, of Plainwell, was solemnized Monday evening, August 12, at the home of the bride’s parents in the presence of immediate families. Rev. L.E. Chamberlain of the Leighton Evangelical church performed the ceremony. The bridesmaids were Miss Ethelyn Mauchmar, sister of the bride, and Miss Olive Dreier, sister of the groom. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Loren Mauchmar. The groom was attended by Mr. Clarence Oliver of Plainwell, and the Master and Mistress of Ceremonies were Mr. and Mrs. Leon Anders of Grand Rapids,

Source: The Allegan News, August 16, 1940.

Real Estate Offices of G.M. DeWitt

One of the most active brokers in Upper Montclair real estate is Mr. Gideon M. DeWitt, with offices at 605 Valley road, near the post office. Mr. DeWitt, by long experience and a natural aptitude for business, has acquired the confidence of a large number of property owners, who rely implicitly on his judgement in property values and in the care of rentals.

Many fine residences and building sites have changed ownership through the medium of Mr. DeWitt. Besides his real interests, Mr. DeWitt is the representative of several of the world’s largest fire insurance companies, and has been successful in placing many mortgages with leading institutions.

Real estate business entrusted to the house of which Mr. DeWitt is the head, is sure of prompt and efficient attention, as is attested by the large amount of business entrusted to him. The telephone number of the office is 900 Montclair, and his residence hone is 319-R Montclair.

Source: The Montclair Times, September 25, 1909.

Casper Beardslee Seriously Injured

Had Not Regained Consciousness Thursday Afternoon

Wednesday afternoon while Lou Galligan and Casper Beardslee were repairing a telephone wire past their property. Mr. Beardslee was at the top of a ladder, which was leaning against a telephone post when the post broke near the ground throwing him over the center of the highway which he struck head first.

He was rushed to Goodrich Hospital and his condition was still serious as we go to press.

Source: The Clarkston News, April 9, 1937.

Untitled (Helen Pickrell)

Helen Roberta Pickerel [sic], aged five months, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Pickerel [sic] died at the family home in Roseville at 7 o’clock Friday after a three weeks’ illness of bowel trouble.  Besides the parents one sister and two brothers survive.  Funeral services will be conducted at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Hamilton, by Rev. Mr. Marable of the M.E. church, at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon.  Burial in the Roseville cemetery.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, September 2, 1916. 

Mrs. A.J. Wood Died From Burns Suffered In Stove Explosion

No. McKenzie Street Woman Passed Away Last Night in Emma L. Bixby Hospital

2 Rescuers Also Burned

Explosion Blew Out Downstairs in House and Lifted Rugs From Floor

Mrs. Andrew J. Wood, aged 73 years, died at 8:30 o’clock last evening in the Emma L. Bixby hospital from burns she suffered about 2:25 o’clock yesterday afternoon in the explosion of a gas stove in the kitchen of her home at 204 North McKenzie Street.

Two other persons suffered burns while trying to rescue Mrs. Wood after the explosion. Paul Holloway, 17, employed by the Ward Motor Service on the St. Joseph Street side of the Wood residence, had his eyebrows singed. Mrs. Harold Lovitt, who lives next door on the McKenzie Street side, was painfully burned on her arms as she wrapped the unconscious woman in rugs. She was later attended by Dr. A.B. Hewes.

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Big Meat Company Dissolves

Had Stores at Springdale, Meyers Falls, Chewelah and Colville.

SPRINGDALE, Wash., April 13.—An important business deal was closed here yesterday, when the partnership existing for two years under the name of Stevens County Meat company, with retail markets at Colville, Meyers Falls, Chewelah and Springdale, was terminated, J.R. Walling of Springdale and W.H. Latta of Chewelah retiring. The Stevens County Meat company retains the markets Chewelah and Colville, Mr. Latta goes out of the meat business and J.R. Walling becomes sole owner of the Springdale Market, as well as the Dingle market at Deer Park, when he secured by purchase. Mr. Walling was the original owner of the local market before the company was formed.

Source: Spokane Spokesman-Review, April 16, 1909.

Mr. And Mrs. O.J. Wells Married 50 Years Ago

FAYETTE, Sept. 24.—A group of relatives arranged a surprise Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Wells of South Fayette Street in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The afternoon was spent socially and ice cream and cake were served, the bride of fifty years ago being presented with a cake. Mr. and Mrs. Wells resided in the west for many years, then on their farm near Lime Creek and for the last ten years have lived in Fayette.

Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gallup, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gallup and three children and Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Burd, all of Ann Arbor, Mr. and Mrs. Harper Gallup and two daughters of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Ingall and daughter of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ingall of Morenci, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wise of Ypsilanti, Miss Ruth Ingall of Waldron, Channing and Hattie Gallup of Lime Creek and Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Brackney and daughter Ruth Ellen of Hudson. Pictures were taken of Mr. and Mrs. Wells and also of the entire group.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, September 24, 1935.

Lives Were Saved By A Shasta Pine Tree

REDDING, July 14.—Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Dobrowsky of Redding had a narrow escape from instant death Sunday while autoing in their Ford runabout up to the McCloud river to enjoy a day’s fishing. Their automobile went off the grade about a mile and a half south of Baird, and only the sturdy presence of a pine tree prevented their being dashed down a straight fall of fifty or seventy-five feet. They were coming down the steep grade, which is remarked for the number of sharp curves, and were very near the bottom of the hill, having only two or three more turns to make, when something went wrong with the steering gear, causing the machine to run off the grade instead of turning the corner.

The runabout plunged from the road on the left-hand side and was going very slowly at the time. This fact probably saved the couple from very serious injury. As it was Mrs. Dobrowsky was pinned under the machine so that her husband had to get out his jackscrew in order to lift the car to release his imprisoned wife. One arm was pinned under the machine, and a limb of a pine tree was in painful proximity to her back. As it is, Mrs. Dobrowsky received a painful bruise on the eye, and was roughly thrown against the tree that saved their lives.

The autoists walked to Baird, where they sent men out to rescue the machine, while they enjoyed fishing as first planned.

Source: Sacramento Union, July 15, 1908.