Birth Announcements from the Mid 1900s

Little Mary Elizabeth Porritt, new daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lee Porritt, born at the Green Hospital on February 19, is a lovely little and she well has reason to be, because she is the first girl born in the Porritt family for seventy years, and that is some record.  (The Clarkston News, March 4, 1932)

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rorick of Quincy are parents of a daughter, born Thursday, in Kahoka, Mo., in the home of Mrs. Rorick’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ridgely. Mr. and Mrs. Rorick have been making their home in Quincy with Mr. Rorick’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Rorick. (Quincy Herald Whig, October 7, 1938)

Dr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Dumas (Jo Ann Alleman) of Waterbury, Vermont, announce the birth of a daughter, Dorothy Ann, May 15.  (Oxford Leader, May 25, 1951)

Mr. and Mrs. William Stokes of 615 Pleasant Ridge are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son, William Clayton, November 14, at St. Joseph hospital.  He weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and is their first child.  Grandparents of the infant are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Crawford and Mrs. Clayton Stokes.  (Lake Orion Review, November 26, 1952)

Conrad James to Mr. and Mrs. William Mauchmar of Allegan.  (Allegan Gazette, December 17, 1954)

William Francis to Mr. and Mrs. William Mauchmar, Jr., of Wayland.  (Allegan News Gazette, July 27, 1956)

Sharon Louise, to Mr. and Mrs. William Mauchmar of 404 S. Main St., Wayland.  (Allegan News Gazette, March 15, 1962)

Amy Jean, to Mr. and Mrs. William Mauchmar, of 404 S. Main Street, Wayland.  (Allegan County News, November 10, 1966)

Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas R. Rorick of Vineland, N.J., formerly of this city, announce the birth of a son, Dawson David on Aug. 26 in Newcomb hospital, Vineland. Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Cahill of Remington street are the maternal grandparents and Mr. and Mrs. David Rorick, Jr., of Oceanside, Calif., are the paternal grandparents.  (Bridgeport Post, September 12, 1971)

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