Business & Professional Notices from1880

Moses Depuy has sold his lumber yard to William H. Dewitt, carpenter. Possession was given last Monday. (Port Jervis Evening Gazette, April 10, 1880)

Sam Nichols is running a blacksmith shop at Bellvue [sic], on Wood river, and Nelse Walling has a boarding house at that new burg. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, June 8, 1880)


Business & Professional Notices from the 1870s

The town of Pulteney elected James J. Reynolds Supervisor. He has held the office several times before. Charles K. Minor was re-elected Supervisor of the Town of Wayne. (Yates County Chronicle, February 27, 1873)

ADA CO., AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY: Notice is hereby given that the fair of the Ada County Agricultural Society will be held at the Boise City Race Course the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th days of October, prox. All members of the Society are requested to come forward with the $2 greenback assessment for the present year. We also invite others to become members. Membership Cards will be found in the hands of any members of the Executive Committee, consisting of I.F. Carter, I.N. Coston, J. Brumback, Milton Kelly, J.H. Whitson, J.B. Walling, D. Heron, and G.W. Williams. (Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman, September 23, 1873)

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A Model Barn in Pulteney.

The largest barn in Pulteney, and one of the largest in the county, has recently been built for David J. Armstrong, Esq., one of our leading farmers who resides three miles north of this village. A description of the building, which in its arrangement and workmanship seems a model one, will interest the many readers of the Advocate. Our limited knowledge, however, of architectural terms may prevent us from giving as clear a description as we would desire.

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Business & Professional Notices from the 1860s

We are indebted to Albert Walling, Esq., editor of the Oregon Farmer, for a copy of the Constitution of the Oregon State Ag. Society. (The Washington Standard, May 18, 1861)

D.E. Frambes and T.F. Margarum retire from firm of Edwards, Frambes & Co. (Newspaper Clippings from the Sussex Register, originally published September 28, 1862)

Premiums awarded by the Oregon State Agricultural Society: Mineral or Earth Paint, G.W. Walling, diploma; Iron Ore, G.W. Walling, diploma; Printing, A.G. Walling, bookwork, 1st premium; English Walnuts, J.D. Walling, diploma. (Weekly Oregonian, November 1, 1862)

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Mr. Walling’s Early Plum

The above representation of a very extraordinary plum produced at the nursery of Mr. Geo. W. Walling — ripe specimens of which were bro’t to this city some three weeks ago — was prepared and published sometime since in the Oregon Farmer.  The representation is a fair one — not larger than specimens we have seen.  We understand that scions of this Plum, when they were received from the States by Mr. Walling, were labeled “Peach Plum.”  The fruit does not answer the description of that variety of the Plum, as found in Downing’s work on Fruits.  It is larger, much earlier, and claims to be a freestone.  We do not consider it, in quality, as one of the best plums, but it is valuable as an early fruit.  We suppose Mr. W. has a stock of young trees, of this variety of Plum, for sale at his nursery, near the mouth of the Clackamas.  (Weekly Oregonian, August 4, 1860)

Welcome to 2019!

Livingston County Daily Press 27 Dec 1950As 2018 comes to a close and we look forward to 2019, I continue to gather information about the descendants of Gasper Rorick from newspaper databases across the country.  In the past, I’ve grouped things together for special occasions (e.g.,  wedding announcements on Valentine’s day or news about servicemen and women on Veterans Day).

This year, I’d like to do something a little different.  I’ll be posting in chronological order, starting with an advertisement for John C. Rorick’s Milwaukee commercial college from 1856 and moving through the years.  Short news items (social news, birth announcements, business items, wedding announcements, etc.) will be gathered by year or, in some cases, by decade if there is only one item for any given year.  I have a significant backlog of short items, so you’ll be seeing a lot of those, especially in the earlier years.  It’s my hope that posting items in chronological order will give a sense of how things changed for the family through the years.  There’s enough content to continue to post on a daily basis for the foreseeable future.

The source for this advertisement, for the Baldwin Hardware Company, is the Livingston County Daily Press, December 27, 1950. Happy New Year!