A very pretty wedding took place Thursday afternoon, at 3 o’clock, when Luella C. Rorick and Carl J. Guss were united at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Rorick, in Seneca township. It was strictly a family gathering, and between 40 and 50 guests were present. Rev. W.H. Shannon, pastor of the Congregational church at Morenci, officiated. The maid of honor was Miss Mertie McCloe and the bridesmaid was Mrs. Florence Guss. The groom’s best man was Lewis Guss. The wedding march was played by Miss Maude McCloe. The Misses Florence and Mary Bryant, nieces of the bride, were the ribbon bearers.

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“Plumbing in Bad Condition.”

Superintendent Rorick, of the Institution for the Feeble-Minded, is having the old plumbing of the north wing of the institution overhauled. “It is in a terrible condition,” he reported Friday. When asked by the health department whey he had not secured the necessary permits, he said he had not been informed that a permit for repairs would be necessary. The rest of the work will be done under the supervision of the city plumbing inspector.

Source: Columbus Dispatch, June 16, 1905.

Untitled (Minnie Neff Ayers)

A telegram was received in the city today, which announced the death of Mrs. Minnie Neff Ayers, wife of A.W. Ayers of Race street, which took place at Los Angeles, Cal., presumably last night. Mrs. Ayers and husband went to Los Angeles about two months ago in the hopes of improving the health of the former, but her decline was rapid, and death ensued as stated above. The remains will be brought to this city for burial. The husband, N.W. [sic] Ayers, is an employee of the city electric light department.

Source: Logansport Daily Reporter, April 12, 1904.

Pioneer Passes Away

“Grandma” Rochelle Dies At Home In Reynoldsburg

Helped Her Husband Clear the Land and Build Their Cabin—Funeral Services.

The funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Lucinda Search Rochelle were held Wednesday from the late residence near Reynoldsburg, Rev. G.N. Tussing, pastor of the Reynoldsburg Baptist church officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery near the deceased’s home.

Mrs. Rochelle passed away at her home near Reynoldsburg Monday of troubles incident to her advanced years.

She was born in Sparta, Sussex county, New Jersey, July 9, 1809, and was married to John Rochelle at Morristown, N.J., on April 9, 1825.

On December 7, 1836, the young couple decided to come to Ohio and made the long hard trip, beset with all the difficulties and dangers of those early days, in the original type of a prairie schooner.

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Capt. W.C. Tyrrell

Captain W.C. Tyrrell, President of the Heywood Oil Company, is a citizen of Iowa. He is a man of wide business experience, owning great tracts of land in Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Texas. He is a large shipper of cattle and is interested in many other business enterprises which have been notably successful. He represents the best type of the successful American business man who has been education in the world wide school of experience. He familiarizes himself quick with surroundings and adapts himself to conditions so easily that he is at home where you put him. He sees life through glasses of the rosiest hue and is an optimist first, last and all the time. His personality is charming to those who know him intimately and he can entertain a New York swell with as much ease as he transacts ordinary business affairs. His connection with any business enterprise is a guarantee of its merit and assurance that it will be managed with a conscientious regard for every interest represented.

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This Afternoon’s Wedding

The Marriage of Wickham Bross and Minnie Altemeir—The Presents

A very pleasant social event occurred at the residence of the bride’s father, Henry Altemeir, corner of Broome and Canal streets, this village, in the marriage of his youngest daughter, Minnie, to Mr. Wickham Bross, a popular young fireman of the Delaware division of the Erie. The wedding took place at 4:30 o’clock, and was witnessed by a large number of relatives and friends. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Jas. A. McWilliams of the Presbyterian church. The bride was handsomely attired in dark brown silk, tailor made, while the groom was dressed in the usual full evening dress. After the wedding, and the usual congratulations, the guests sat down to a bountiful repast prepared for the occasion. The young couple will take train 8 this evening for a wedding tour to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Fernandina, Fla., and will be absent about four weeks.

The wedding was one of the most fashionable in German circles that has occurred in this village, and the young couple were the recipients of many useful and handsome presents, among the many being a handsome bedroom suite from Mr. Jos. Weed, who runs the engine on which Mr. Bross is a fireman, an elegant plush manicure set from Mr. and Mrs. Eli Farnum; chamber set from the bride’s brother, George; cake basket form Mr. and Mrs. Conzelman; crazy quilt, shams and picture from the bride’s mother; lamp, Mrs. H. Kophman; tea set, Noah Bross; castor, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Geisenheimer; linen table cloth, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Smith; silver spoon standard, with spoons, Mrs. Mamie Humphrey; chamber set, John Bross; hanging lamp, from the groom’s brother firemen, Messrs. Sweeney, Westfall, Downs, Kane, and Reagan; card stand, Clara Weigand; chair and rug, groom’s mother; chair, Mr. and Mrs. C. Weigan; Turkish rug, Annie Geisenheimer; castor, Mr. and Mrs. F. Higle; plush album, J. Conroy; pair vases, Amelia Geisenheimer; pair slippers, Mrs. J.M. Dolph; parlor lamp, Chris. Rupp; oil painting, J.F. Cross; towels, Leila Cross; quilt, from bride’s sister; quilt, from Mrs. G. Furth; watch and chain from the groom and bedroom suit from the bride’s brother, A.P. Altemeir.

Mr. Bross is an industrious, intelligent, deserving young man, and we are pleased to note that his friends did not forget him on his wedding day.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, December 23, 1886.

Short News Items from 1959

Mrs. E.E. McGrew called in last week to say she thought the postman on their route was wonderful. He delivered a package, colored slides which had been sent to Hollywood to be developed, which was addressed only to “Mrs. E.E.” Since it didn’t even say Medford, Mrs. McGrew wasn’t quite sure how it had even arrived in the city. When Postman Ivan Lantz arrived at the McGrew’s door with the package, he said “This must be for you – you people are the only ones I know who receive this kind of mail from Hollywood.” The McGrews, who lived at 1433 East McAndrews road, would have been sorry indeed to have the slides lost, for they had been taken during the holidays. (Medford Mail Tribune, January 25, 1959)

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Laser entertained at dinner Easter Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Laser, son Howard and guests Mr. and Mrs. John Rorick and Joan of Seneca, Mrs. Josephine Farquhar of Morenci, Miss Norma Jean Bellinger of Seward, Ohio. (Adrian Daily Telegram, April 1, 1959)