Child So Drunk It Couldn’t Stand


Mrs. Seymour Crooks Alleges That Husband Gave Their Three-Year Old Daughter Beer.

In the divorce case against [sic] Eleanore Crooks against Seymour Crooks, it is charged that the husband at one time gave their three-year old daughter so much beer to drink that the child was unable to stand. Mrs. and Mrs. Crooks are residents of Alliance and were married in 1896. For three years past the plaintiff alleges, Crooks has been habitually in a state of drunkenness and has been extremely cruel. It is said that he would go to bed threatening to kill his wife and would keep her in a constant state of worriment by putting a razor under his pillow.

The petition for divorce was filed in common pleas court yesterday by Attorney Roach of Alliance. The custody of the four-year-old daughter is asked by the plaintiff.

Source: Stark County Democrat, August 8, 1905.

Licenses to Two

Marriage licenses were issued today to Robert W. Cahill and Luella J. White of Boise and to James A. Lewis and Ada Idaho Durant of Boise. The former couple were married at 11:30 o’clock at the Christian church parsonage by Rev. H.J. Reynolds.

Source: Boise Evening Capital News, May 10, 1919.

Virginia Wedding Has Oxford Touch

The son of former Oxford residents, Mrs. Samuel Perry Groover, will be married in Hampton, Virginia June 28.

Clinton Arthur Groover of Glen Allen, Va. will take Miss Barbara Jean Milby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hamilton Milby of Hampton, Va. as his bride.

Following the wedding the couple will honeymoon in the north, then return to Blacksburg, Va. where they will make their home while Mr. Groover finishes his studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Source: Oxford Leader, June 19, 1969.

Army Girl Married At Presidio

Miss Dorothy Lewis Bride of W.A. Kottmeier, Member of California Field Artillery

The marriage of Miss Dorothy Lewis, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Edson A. Lewis, and Wesley A. Kottmeier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Kottmeier of Corning, Cal., took place yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents at the Presidio.

The Rev. E.P. Newsom, chaplain at Fort Scott, officiated in the presence of relatives of the young people and a few of their closest friends.

The bride is the elder daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Lewis, and only a week ago was a bridesmaid at the marriage of her brother, Lieutenant Warfield Monroe Lewis, and Miss Emilie Bertsch.

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Paul Cushing Jr. and Diane Bolmen Wed

One of the several large weekend weddings held at Piedmont’s Corpus Christi Catholic Church was that of Diane Louise Bolmen and Paul Joseph Cushing, Jr., which was solemnized Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George V. Schirle.

Granddaughter of Mrs. Gustave Edward Nelson of Camelford Place, Diane was escorted to the altar by Pierce Lawrence Brothers Jr. of Piedmont Pines, whose daughter, Mrs. Charles F. Gallman (Barbara Brothers) came from New Orleans to be matron of honor.

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Diane Bolmen Widely Feted

One of several entertainments which have been given for Diane Bolmen, who will marry Paul Cushing Jr. next Saturday in Corpus Christi Catholic Church, was Thursday’s tea which his mother, Mrs. Paul Cushing, gave in the family’s Piedmont home.

Other pre-nuptial parties have been given by Dr. John A. Matheny and Mary Eileen Matheny and Mary Eileen Matheny, who entertained at cocktails at the home of their parents, the Allen Mathenys; Mrs. Antone A. Valle, who was a recent luncheon hostess; Mrs. Frank A. Nugent and Mrs. Fred Sullivan, who were co-hostesses at a linen shower for Diane, and Mrs. David L. Bolton of San Francisco, who also gave a linen shower for the prospective bride.

Mrs. Arthur J. Melka was hostess at a miscellaneous shower, and Betty Campbell who gave a kitchen shower.

Mary Nell Phillips gave a party for both Diane and Paul, while the spinster dinner will be given by Mrs. Charles K. Gallman (Barbara Brothers) and her mother, Mrs. Pierce L. Brothers at the latter’s home in the Piedmont Pines section. Mrs. Gallman is coming from New Orleans to be matron of honor at the wedding, and her father will give Diane in marriage.

Mrs. Emilie Maloney will give the rehearsal dinner.

Source: Oakland Tribune, June 8, 1957.

Wife Given Custody of Children.

Sadie Mermelstein was granted a divorce from Louis Mermelstein on grounds of cruelty and was awarded custody of their six children in a decree signed by Circuit Judge Davis yesterday. Judge Gantenbein allowed Eda L. Walling a divorce from Realous C. Walling on grounds of cruelty.

Source: Oregon Daily Journal, December 5, 1915.

Miss Myrtle Husted Weds Baltimore Man

The wedding of Miss Myrtle Husted, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Husted, of Dallas, to Harry A. Alling, of Baltimore, Maryland, took place Saturday evening, October 24, at 7 o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents. Rev. J.R. Austin, pastor of the Bennett Memorial Church, of this city, officiated. Immediate friends and relatives were present.

The bride was attended by Miss Anna Alling, of Wyoming, a sister of the bridegroom. Earl E. Husted, a brother of the bride. Was the best man. The bride was gowned in a creation of ivory charmeause [sic], trimmed with rose point lace, and she carried a bunch of white roses. The bridesmaid appeared in light blue silk and carried roses.

Following the wedding a reception took place. Lohman’s orchestra furnished music. The couple were showered with many gifts. Later Mr. and Mrs. Alling left on a trip and they will reside at Baltimore, where the bridegroom is employed by the Baltimore & Ohio road.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Evening News, October 28, 1914.

Beaumonters Attend Rites And Reception

Mr. and Mrs. Tyrrell Garth, Mr. and Mrs. Tyrrell Garth, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Kyle Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tyrrell, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tyrrell, Jr., Miss Elizabeth Tyrrell, Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Beckenstine attended the wedding Saturday in Houston of Mrs. J.W. Garth’s granddaughter, Miss Lettalou Garth and Richard Culbertson Whittington, of Oklahoma.

The candlelight ceremony took place Saturday evening in Palmer Memorial church with the Rev. Thomas Summers and the Rev. Stanley Smith officiating.

Greens, Easter lilies and bridal tapers adorned the church.

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