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 girl 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)

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Birth Announcements from the Early 1900s

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Palmer Saturday, a son. (Clare Sentinel, December 26, 1901)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Groover at the home of her mother, Mrs. J.R. Plumley, of this village on Monday, a six pound girl. Dr. J.W. Bachelor reports mother and child doing nicely. (Oxford Leader and Globe, July 22, 1904)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Groover, Saturday, a baby girl. (Oxford Leader and Globe, October 27, 1905)

Relatives received word Saturday of the arrival of the stork at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Milne, in Wheaton, Ill., a daughter. Congratulations are very much in order. (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 16, 1907)

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Birth Announcements from the Late 1800s

BORN.—On the 22d, to the wife of Benj. Walling, a son. (Albany Register, November 26, 1873)

The wife of I.P. Gile, of Boise City, presented him with a bouncing boy on the 9th inst. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, November 15, 1878)

WALLING—In Lodi, November 30, to the wife of J.O. Walling, twin sons. (San Francisco Examiner, December 7, 1880)

Lansing Republican: Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Baker have received a telegram announcing the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rorick, of Morenci. Mrs. Rorick was formerly Georgia Mace, of this city. (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 13, 1899)

Twin Sons Born to Maurice Groover

On the evening of Sept. 22, Mrs. Maurice Groover was entertained at a pink and blue shower in the home of Mrs. Hugh Taylor. The evening was spent in playing games after which the honoree was presented with her gifts from a bassinette. She also received a high chair from the Oakwood Cancer Sewing Club. Cake and ice cream was served the 33 guests present from Oxford, Lapeer, Imlay City, Ortonville, Clarkston and Oakwood. Co-hostesses were Mrs. Gerald Kintz, Mrs. Nelson Copeman and Mrs. Harold Tank.

On Thursday, Oct. 7, twin sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Groover at the Brighton hospital. They young sons are named Paul Arthur, weight 4 pounds 3 ounces, and Carl Edward, weight 3 pounds and 6 ounces.

Source: Oxford Leader, October 14, 1948.