Daughters Demand Accounting in Will

Bath—Attorney Charles B. Bechtol of Rochester is scheduled to examine W.J. Heermans, Mrs. Elias Bostwick and Guy Cheney executors of the will of the late Elias Bostwick of Corning, at Corning Wednesday.  Mr. Bechtol represents the daughters of the late Mr. Bostwick who demanded that executors make an accounting.  The executors lately filed a supplemental accounting on order of Surrogate J.C. Wheeler. The daughters object to the accounting as incomplete in its inventory of assets.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, January 16, 1934.


Would Change Executors

Addison—Interest is being shown locally in the efforts of two sons of the late Elias D. Bostwick to bring about a change in the executors of their father’s will and to cause the removal of Nelson B. Payne, a resident of Addison, as manager of the Wing and Bostwick store of Corning.  Arguments will be heard by Surrogate Wheeler November 9.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, November 7, 1931.

Rochelle Estate Is Divided

Real estate on Heaton street is left to John F. Rochelle, a son, and Flora May Smith, a daughter, under the will of their mother, Catherine Rochelle, Hamilton, which was filed in probate court.  A promissory note for $300 which Mrs. Rochelle held against the estate of her deceased husband, William Rochelle, is also left to the two children, who are named executors.

Of the remainder of the estate, the son and daughter each receive a third, and the other third goes to the heirs of a deceased son, Edward Rochelle.

The will was drawn May 24, 1916.

Source: Hamilton Evening Journal, July 3, 1925.

Two Weddings & One Divorce

By Rev. W.F. Harper, at his residence, October 18th, Homer L. Rochelle, of this city, and Miss Ida B. Keith, of Germania.  (Wichita Beacon, October 20, 1886)

Mabelle Perkins, nee Rochelle, by her next friend, Charles Rochelle, yesterday filed application for a divorce from Harry Perkins, charging him with non-support and neglect.  (Wichita Daily Eagle, August 9, 1917)

Mrs. Martha Peet, a former resident of Edgewood, was united in marriage to Mr. Dallas Rorick, at Anamosa, recently.  They will make their home in Monticello, where the groom is an attorney.   (Manchester Democrat, March 12, 1919)

Two Farm-Home Thanksgivings

By Bertha E. Rorick

Very pretty and simple was the Thanksgiving at our home on the farm last year. Sometime before the day the children shelled a quantity of bright yellow field corn. About a half this we colored with prepared red dye. This was quickly done by scalding the corn in a part of the package of dye dissolved in hot water. Then we strung the corn with a darning needle and strong cord, making six inches of yellow, then the same of red. Four strands of equal length were made long enough to reach from a point in the ceiling above the center of the long dining table. Each strand was finished at the end with a tassel, made by fastening to a piece of cob three strings of yellow corn ten inches long, putting the needle thru, then back, and tying in a double knot at the top.

The corn strings easily by putting the needle through the soft heart of the kernel. We then put a nail firmly into the ceiling at the center point over the table, tying the strands thereon and bringing them down, one to each corner of the table.

Having some corn left we strung it in different lengths; one to hang from the nail in the center to suspend over the table a huge cornucopia filled with popcorn; one to drape over the curtain poles. This looked very pretty over the white curtains. The others we laid on the tablecloth with lengths of green vine. These vines formed outlines for the centerpiece and, at either end of the table, a place for plates of molded cranberry jelly.

Our centerpiece was a chop-plate of oranges, bananas and bunches of raisins. On the sideboard was a bunch of bittersweet. If one wished the added bit of color, a part of the corn might be colored green.

Our place cards were also made at home, from folded leaflets of drawing paper cut in the shape of a pompous turkey, which I tinted with water colors. Inside were written the date and menu, which was as follows:

Roast Turkey with Oyster Dressing
Mashed potatoes          Brown gravy          Turnips
Cranberry mold          Cabbage salad
Parker House rolls          Boston brown bread
Celery          Jelly          Pickles
Waldorf salad with whipped cream
Aunt Frankie’s cake          Pumpkin pie

Would you like to hear about a Thanksgiving dinner enjoyed in an old homestead by a family of New England descendants? An old-fashioned farm home, full of genuine hospitality, a home which does one good to visit, was the scene of this family party. The decorations were entirely confined to the low-ceilinged dining room, and were very dainty. The table was covered with a white cloth, which contrasted with the yellow decorations nicely. From the chandelier above the center of the table were festooned strings of white popcorn to the four corners of the table. There were also brought down to each plate from the same point dainty lengths of half-inch orange-colored satin ribbon, each fastened to an orange. By each plate, on the folded napkin, were a white place card and an after-dinner mint wrapped in a yellow motto paper with an appropriate conundrum. The centerpiece was composed of three glass dishes, heirlooms, of different sizes, set one in the other in pyramid shape. The topmost held white and red grapes, the larger one fruit—rosy apples and bananas. The walnut sideboard was brightened by decorations of orange crepe paper and ears of yellow corn hung by the dried husks.

A large roasted turkey was seated on the table when the guests were seated, which was deftly carved while the conundrums formed the merry diversion for the waiting guests. The following menu was served:

Roast Turkey and Cranberry Jelly
Mashed potato           Hubbard squash
Mashed turnip
Celery           Peach pickles
Fruit salad           Raised biscuit
Plum pudding
Mince pie           Pumpkin pie

Source: The Ohio Farmer, November 12, 1910.

Small Town News

Mr. and Mrs. Zelora Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Pepper of Des Moines, Mrs. Neal Nelson [sic] of Spencer spent Sunday at the James Armstrong home.  Mrs. Armstrong is ill with lumbago.  (The Algona Upper Des Moines, May 3, 1933)

Mr. and Mrs. Zelora Armstrong, Des Moines, and Mrs. Neil Nielsen, Spencer, spent Sunday night with Mrs. Dora Armstrong.  On Monday they all attended the funeral of Mrs. Charles Armstrong, who was killed in an automobile crash Saturday.  She was a daughter-in-law of Mrs. Dora Armstrong.  (The Algona Upper Des Moines, November 11, 1937)

Mrs. Wickham Bross, of Honesdale, is visiting her sister, Mrs. John Knaub, and her brother. A.P. Altemeier in Port Jervis.  (The Citizen (Honesdale, PA), April 28, 1909)

Oxford Junction—Mrs. Anna Rorick Clegg of St. Paul is visiting her mother, Mrs. M.J. Rorick.  (Davenport Daily Times, August 1, 1913)

Mrs. A.P. Drumm was called to Zanesville Saturday by the illness of her little granddaughter, Juanita Drumm.  (Zanesville Times Recorder, May 15, 1909)

Homer A. Drumm, of Hopewell R.F.D., No. 1, was pleasantly surprised Monday, September 23 by a post card shower.  They young man has been critically ill for some months and his friends thought it would cheer him up by surprising him in this manner.  He received cards to the number of one hundred and over.  He is very grateful to his many friends who thus kindly remembered him.  (Zanesville Times Recorder, September 25, 1907)

Mrs. W.V. Hutchinson and daughters, Cornelia and Myra-Dell, from White Salmon, are visiting Mrs. A.O. Adams.  Mr. Hutchinson spent a few days here during the week with his family.  (Hood River Glacier, July 29, 1915).

Mrs. Caroline Rhodimer of Elmira is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Fred Grover.  (Elmira Star-Gazette, August 24, 1909)

Mrs. Carrie Rhodimer of Corning is here caring for her daughter, Mrs. Frank Daniels, who is suffering from the grip.  (Elmira Star-Gazette, February 17, 1910)

The many friends of Clifford Rochelle, of Fifth and Heaton streets, will be sorry to learn that he is confined to Ft. Hamilton hospital for treatment.  Mr. Rochelle has recently returned from the Good Samaritan hospital, Cincinnati, where he also underwent treatment.  (Hamilton Evening Journal, August 21, 1931)

Mabelle Rochelle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rochelle, of 206 North Millwood avenue, will represent the Carpenters’ union No. 201, in the civic parade this morning.  Mabelle is a pretty miss of ten summer and will make a representative of whom the carpenters may be justly proud.  Her father is first vice-president of the State Federation of Labor of Kansas.  (Wichita Daily Eagle, September 23, 1909)

Mrs. Dr. M.S. Rochelle and her granddaughter, Mabel Rochelle, left for Kanas City last evening over the Rock Island to make a week’s visit with her son and nephew, H.L. Rochelle and Ralph Ware.  (Wichita Eagle, November 25, 1904)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rochelle and daughter returned Saturday to their home in Wichita after completing the new elevator at Beaver.  (Hoisington Dispatch, April 17, 1919)

William Rochelle, the Fifth ward grocer, fell down cellar at noon and bruised himself very severely.  He was unconscious for some time.  No bones were broken.  (Hamilton Daily Democrat, June 17, 1890)

Oxford Junction—Miss J. Anna Rorick departed for Chicago Tuesday, where she will resume her musical studies, she expects to graduate in June.  (Davenport Daily Times, January 10, 1908)

Dalas [sic] Rorick was in Anamosa for a few days on official business.  (Davenport Daily times, March 6, 1909)

Dave Rorick, vice-president of the American Central Insurance Company, is at the Lankershim from St. Louis.  (Los Angeles Times, June 6, 1910).

Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Rorick of Toledo are at the Fairmont.  Mr. Rorick is a prominent banker of Ohio.  (San Francisco Chronicle, November 9, 1909)

The little child of Mr. J.T. Rorick at North Dalles is quite sick with typhoid fever.  (The Dalles Daily Chronicle, August 2, 1895)

Sylvester Search is on the sick list.  (Zanesville Times Recorder, February 9, 1898)

Gladys Walling Kanzler

Mrs. John (Gladys B.) Kanzler, 50, of 1725 So. Sheridan Ave., died yesterday in a local hospital. She was born in Purdy and lived in Tacoma some 40 years.

She served as a director of the junior-senior section of the Tacoma Council of P-TA.

Surviving are her husband; one son, John H.; two daughters, Misses Janice and Sandra Kanzler; and one sister, Mrs. Elvira Anderson, all of Tacoma.

Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Friday at the C. O. Lynn Co. chapel, the Rev. Ludwig Eskildsen officiating. Burial will be in New Tacoma Cemetery.

Source:  Tacoma News Tribune, June 12, 1957.

William C. Tyrrell to Wed Saturday

According to invitations received by friends, William Casper Tyrrell of Belmond, will be married to Miss Alice Katherine Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Sullivan of Rochelle, Ill., on September 13th, at the home of her uncle in Evanston, Ill. They will be home after October 1st at Beaumont, Tx.  The groom is known to local people as “Bill” Tyrrell.

Source:  Humboldt Republican, September 12, 1930.