Mary Toews died at the residence, 145 East Miller street, November 2, aged 67 years; wife of John; mother of W.P. and J.S. Hiatt both of Salem, Mrs. E.V. Morrow of Longview, Wash., Mrs. F.N. Preston of Willamina, Mrs. J.R. Harris of McMinnville; also survived by two sisters in Portland, one brother in Tillamook and one brother in Redmond. Funeral services Tuesday, November 4, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of W.T. Rigdon and Son.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, November 4, 1930.


Elias D. Bostwick

Corning today mourns the death of one of its most prominent citizens, Elias D. Bostwick, who for the past 27 years has been actively identified with the progress and development of the community not only for a business standpoint but from a social and religious standpoint.

The creed of “hard work well done” made Mr. Bostwick a success despite all early handicaps. As a youngster he was forced to shift for himself and by his persistent endeavor brought himself to a place in the community occupied only by the self-made man who works hard and deals honestly with his customers and employees.

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E.D. Bostwick Is Dead After A Long Illness

Native of Lawrenceville, Had Long Been in Public and Business Life of the City.

In the death of Elias D. Bostwick, shortly after 1 o’clock this afternoon at his home at 151 Decatur street, Corning loses one of its foremost citizens and businessmen. For over a quarter of a century he was a member and president of the Wing & Bostwick Company, of this city, owners of one of the leading department stores in Steuben county.

For about two years Mr. Bostwick’s health had not been of the best and on January 14, 1928, he entered Corning Hospital for treatment. A short time later he underwent an operation and his condition improved so that he resumed active management of the store.

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Funeral Here For Valley Ford Woman

Funeral services were held from the O’Leary funeral chapel here on Monday afternoon for the late Mrs. Marion F. Loosley, who died early Sunday morning at her home at Valley Ford, following many months of illness.

Deceased was a native of Humboldt county and was 59 years old. She had been a resident of Valley Ford for the past two years, where her husband, M.F. Loosley, owns the Valley Ford Mercantile company.

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Death Notices from the 1920s

Mrs. Mahlon Webster passed away in the Corning Hospital on Friday, June 8th. Her funeral was held from the home in Decatur street Monday afternoon. A large number of friends and relatives were in attendance. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, an infant son, father and mother, two brothers and three sisters. (Dansville Express, June 15, 1928)

Funeral services for Duane Bly, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Francisco, who died Monday afternoon, were held at the home, 635 West Mansion, at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon. Rev. G.H. Wald of the Baptist church officiated and burial was made at the Newton cemetery. (Battle Creek Enquirer, February 21, 1929)

Birth Announcements from the 1920s

Mr. and Mrs. Orlly [sic] Tilley are the parents of a baby girl born at the county hospital. (Twin Falls News, November 19, 1921)

Born, January 2, at Bixby Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. Earl F. Goodrich of 617 Comstock street, a daughter, Ruth May. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 3, 1922)

Announcements have been received of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Webster of Corning, Saturday, June 2, named Mahlon Bostwick Webster, Jr. Mahlon is the son of Bert G. Webster of Corning and grandson of the late Mahlon Webster of this place. Congratulations. (Dansville Express, June 15, 1928)

Short News Items from 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Horton C. Rorick of Toledo, who are spending the season at the Everglades Club, entertain there frequently, and on Thursday evening at the regular dinner dance, asked a number of their friends to join them. (Palm Beach Post, February 10, 1929)

Ceilan Rorick had enjoyed a dip in the pool and was joined by Thomas Kenny and Horton C. Rorick. Mr. and Mrs. Horton C. Rorick had for dinner guests at the Everglades Sunday evening: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. Ceilan Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. G. Bryan Pitts, Richard McAllister and John Raskob. (Palm Beach Post, March 19, 1929)

Mr. and Mrs. Horton C. Rorick were on the beach with Miss Mary Kenny, who left them early to join the happy swimming group which included William Kenny, Thomas Kenny and John J. Raskob. (Palm Beach Post, March 26, 1929)

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Masonic Lodges and Y.M.C.A. Friendship Club To Officiate At Funeral For Dr. J.W. Garth

Philanthropist and Capitalist Succumbs Monday.

Funeral services for Dr. J.W. Garth, widely known physician and philanthropist, who died here early this morning, will be held at the residence, 1347 Calder, at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. Samuel Rosinger of Temple Emmanuel, and Rev. Samuel Holden, Congregational pastor, in charge.

Masonic Lodge No. 286 and the Beaumont Commandery, No. 38 Knights Templar will also have a part in the services. Burial will be in Magnolia cemetery under the direction of Roberts Undertaking company.

Tyrrell public library, donated to the city by Capt. W.C. Tyrrell and with which Dr. Garth was closely associated, will be closed from 2:30 to 4, the time of the funeral.

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Dr. J.W. Garth, Friend Of Youth, Dies At His Home

Man Who Erected Friendship Building at Y.M.C.A. Succumbs After Year Of Invalidism

Dr. J.W. Garth, age 62, benefactor of youth, died at his home, 1347 Calder avenue, shortly after midnight this morning. Hope was abandoned yesterday even for a temporary recovery, after he had lain in a state of coma for 24 hours. Keeping vigil at the bedside were three sons, James, Tyrrell and Thomas Garth, all of Beaumont, and another son, Dr. Leroy Garth was speeding to his father’s home from California.

A telegram was received last night from Dr. Leroy Garth, who had then reached San Antonio. Dr. W.E. Tatum, family physician and associate in business with Dr. Garth, was also present. Doctor Garth, who had lain helpless for more than a year, clung to life tenaciously and always maintained a cheery disposition.

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Mrs. Z.A. Casterlin

Mrs. Ziba A. Casterlin, of 6 Smith street, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock following an illness of complications. Mrs. Casterlin was born in Sebastopol and her maiden name was Frances M. Turnbull. For many years the family resided in Dallas, but moved to Sebastopol three months ago. She was a member of St. James’ Episcopal Church. Besides her husband she is survived by these children: Mrs. Charles Barnes and Mrs. David Coursen, of Stroudsburg; Mrs. Anthony Serafine, of Wyoming; Clarence, of Pittston; James of Binghamton; also two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Hutchings and Mrs. David John, of Sebastopol.

The body was removed to the home of her son, Clarence Casterlin, 20 Gravity Road, Sebastopol, from where the funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Interment will be in the Eaton cemetery.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, September 28, 1929.