A Boy and a Girl

Two welcomed guests arrived in Oceanside Monday. On that day there were born to the wife of David Rorick a son. While that household was rejoicing, similar expression of gladness was occasioned at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Brodie, when a daughter arrived.

Source: Oceanside Record, December 24, 1913.


Says California Freeze Caused Enormous Damage

Water Pipes Froze and Oranges and Lemons Destroyed.


Tells Interesting Facts About the Deep Sea Fishing in Pacific Near Santa Monica

From a letter written under date of February 6th by Charles Armstrong of Santa Monica, California, to his former Irvington neighbor, agent R.M. Watson, of the C. &. N. W. Ry., the following extracts were taken:

“I do not know whose turn it is to write, but 1 will take ‘a try.’

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Joseph Casterlin

Joseph Casterlin, of Orange, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Susie C. Drake, 98 Poplar street, Dorranceton, yesterday after a long illness of heart trouble. He was aged 76 years, 6 months and 8 days and was born in Sussex county, New Jersey. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Casterlin, of Dorranceton, and the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Susie C. Drake, of Dorranceton; Mrs. H.C. Downing, of Laceyville; and Harry Casterlin, of Dallas. The funeral will be held on Monday morning at 8 o’clock and after brief services the remains will be removed to the old homestead at Orange, where, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, Rev. E.A. Benson, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate.

Source: Pittston Gazette, February 1, 1913.

Short News Items from 1912

Charley Armstrong has made his trip to California and has stuck his stake there and will move out ere long. He bought a lot and bungalow next door to John Smith’s, and is very much please with his purchase. Before buying he went up the state to San Francisco and to other places, but he found it too foggy up that way to suit him, and so concluded to settle in Santa Monica. He found a man who was just in the humor for selling and he got a bargain, being worth at least $3500 he got it for $2700. He says Mr. and Mrs. Smith are enjoying life in an ideal manner. They live eight blocks from the sea, and the fishing is good and Mr. Smith makes the most of it. Deer and other game may be had in the mountains five miles from there. Mr. Armstrong expects to take his sisters with him, and for a short time they will all live in the bungalow. We wish them every happiness, but are sorry they leave Kossuth county. (Algona Courier, February 9, 1912)

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Death Notices from 1912

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Ford Sutton, a graduate of Rutgers College and Union Theological Seminary, died in New York last Thursday, aged 85 years. In 1862 he was chaplain of the 102nd Regiment (Canal Rangers) in which many Ulster county men served. (Kingston Daily Freeman, June 3, 1912)

The funeral of Egbert D. Chittenden was held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon at the residence 267 W. Clay avenue. Lovell Moore lodge, No. 182, F. and A.M., was in charge of the services. (Muskegon Chronicle, October 15, 1912)

Birth Announcements from 1912

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Bean early Friday morning, Mch. 8. All are doing fine, especially “Billy.” (St. Johns Review, March 8, 1912)

DAWNARD [sic]—The five day’s old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Dawnard [sic], 1521 Grove street, died yesterday. No funeral arrangements have yet been made. (Idaho Daily Statesman, May 12, 1912)

“Grandma” Walling, Pioneer Of 1847, Dies

Amity, Or., Dec. 7.—“Grandma” Celestia Walling, a pioneer woman of 73 years, died here yesterday morning at an early hour. Mrs. Walling crossed the plains in 1847, when she was only 8 years old, sharing the hardships and dangers of the long, tiresome journey with her folks. He father died before reaching Oregon, but she came on with the rest of her family, and lived with her uncle, “Grandpa” Buffum, until her marriage to Nelson Walling in 1852 [sic]. Her husband died 28 years ago. She is survived by four sons, J.W. Walling, F.W. Walling, Frank Walling and William Walling, three of whom are residents of Amity and one, Frank Walling, of Oregon City. She had only one daughter, who died young. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and has one sister living here, Mrs. Phebe Burch, who is four years her junior and is now 77 years old.

Mrs. Walling had been confined to her bed for two years, being perfectly helpless.

Source: Oregon Journal, December 8, 1912.

E. Helen Cardwell & Howard R. Doty

At the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. James Cardwell, of Cooper street, Taylor, yesterday at 9:30 o’clock occurred the marriage of Miss E. Helen Cardwell and Howard R. Doty, a prominent young man of New York.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. E.P. [sic] Doty, father of the bridegroom.

Mr. and Mrs. Doty left on the 10:30 a.m. Lackawanna train for an extended tour among the Catskills.  They will make their home in Jersey City. N.J.

Source:  Scranton Republican, June 26, 1912.

Pneumonia Threatens Delegate

Columbus, O., March 5.—John C. Rorick, 78, of Wauseon, delegate to the constitutional convention from Fulton county, was taken suddenly ill. Attending physicians said that they thought he was on the verge of pneumonia. Rorick was removed from his rooms to the home of a relative in Columbus.

Source: Marion Star, March 5, 1912.

Funeral of Mrs. C.M. Rorick Held Sunday

MORENCI, Jan. 22.—The funeral of Mrs. C.M. Rorick, who died Thursday, Jan. 18, was held at her late home on Main street, at 1 o’clock Sunday, the Rev. Henry Coate officiating. The pall bearers were Fred Foster, R.E. Baker, Frank Bryant, John P. Rorick, Earl Baldwin and Bert Rorick, all cousins of Mrs. Rorick. The music was a solo, “Abide with me,” sung by Mrs. Hazel Horton. There was a large circle of friends that paid the last respect to her memory by their gifts of beautiful flowers and she was laid to rest in Oak Grove cemetery.

The following people were here from out of town for the funeral: Dr. and Mrs. Rorick, Earl Baldwin and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Amsbaugh, G.H. Crane and John Rorick of Fayette; F.E. Foster and wife, Mrs. Marvin Picket and R.E. Baker, Lansing; Mrs. G.H. Gates, Mrs. F.S. Myers, Mrs. Maude Sullivan, Detroit; Mrs. W.D. Murfey [sic] and son John Murfey [sic] of Columbus.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 22, 1912.