F. Loosley Lives In Same House In Three Counties

FORT KLAMATH, June 1. (Special)—Having been a resident of Wood River valley for over 50 years, during which time he has been a citizen in three different counties while living in the same house, has been the experience of Fred Loosley, a prominent rancher of this district.

Mr. Loosley came to the Klamath valley in 1870 with his father, John Loosley, who was employed in the Indian service. At the time Old Fort Klamath was still in its heyday of soldier life. With the officers, ladies and enlisted men present, the garrison was the center of trade and social activities.

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News from Cass City, MI

Amzy Clay had the pleasure of receiving a letter from a brother last week living at Unionville, Orange Co., N.Y., from whom he had not heard for several years. (Cass City Chronicle, May 10, 1895)

Highway Commission Chas. Schrader has been doing some good work in placing a railing at the brink of the river where it cuts into the road at the point at the ox-bow opposite Amzy Clay’s. This has been a very dangerous place for several years. (Cass City Chronicle, May 4, 1906)

Amzy Clay is on the sick list. (Cass City Chronicle, October 25, 1907)

The Misses Ida and Anna Clay hear the story is going around that they are going to move away. Such has not been their intention, and they will not go off the place. This is the last summer they can spend in the old home, and they wish to spend it all there. So if they go it will be pure compulsion–nothing else, without it should be fear for their own well being which would be the same thing. (Cass City Chronicle, June 4, 1909)

Harry D. Hunt visited with his aunts, the misses Ida and Anna Clay, Sunday. (Cass City Chronicle, September 17, 1909)

The writer received a letter from Henry M. Clay of Portland, Oregon, the eldest son of the late Amzy Clay, that his wife who had been poorly for the last two years was very ill and had been for some time. For the last three weeks before he wrote that he had not been able to work because she was so ill. Dannie, his little son, was not well and he himself at the time of writing had been taken with lumbago, and old standby of his. (Cass City Chronicle, January 27, 1911)

Some Large Potatoes

J.L. Shauger, 52 Comstock street brought to the Telegram office a couple of potatoes grown in his garden that are certainly of the jumbo variety. One of the weighs two pounds. He says he brought them down to show that city people can raise big potatoes as well as the farmers.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, September 25, 1912.

In Earlier Days (by Fred Lockley)

“Stonewall Jackson is a relation of mine,” said Thomas B. Jackson of Salem. “I was born in Leesburg, Va., on March 2, 1931. Though I am 82 years old, I have never spent a day in bed from sickness since I was 14 years old, when I had the smallpox. I came to Oregon in 1850, settling in Portland. I got a job in the store of Northrup & Simmons. Next spring I went to Yreka. I ran a feed corral and pasture. We pastured the stock on the Shasta plains. We got a dollar per night per yoke for pasturing oxen, so you see there was good money in it. From Yreka I went to the Applegate country. During the Rogue River Indian war I hired out to Jerome B. Walling, who was operating a ferry on Rogue River, as a guard to keep the Indians from running off his stock. Later he put me in charge of his store at the ferry. I made a stockade and put up a blockhouse. The charge for a team to cross the ferry was $5. The ferry and store were a perfect goldmine, but there was constant danger from the Indians. Mr. Walling left for Amity and told me to sell out if I could. I sold to a man named Perkins for several thousand dollars in gold. I took the money to turn it over to Amity. Continue reading “In Earlier Days (by Fred Lockley)”

Wagon Creek Items (Excerpt)

G.A. Briner received a painful injury Friday, while logging near his mill. He was in the act of barking a log when a glancing blow from the ax caused a small knot to strike him in the right eye.  Dr. Hart was called. He gave Mr. Briner every hope that he will not lose the sight of it.

Source:  Ashland Tidings, October 13, 1913.

Entertainment Is Very Pleasurable

Lawrenceville, Pa., Feb. 20.—(Special.)—The entertainment given by young people under the management of W.W. Hutchinson, Friday evening was pleasurable. The townspeople and also many for miles around were present. Arthur Hutchinson of Elmira favored the audience with a beautiful solo and responded to an encore. The net proceeds were about $60 which will be used for the benefit of the Presbyterian church.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, February 20, 1912.

To Receive Degree

Chester Gulick, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Edgar Gulick of Frelinghuysen Avenue, received the degree of bachelor of arts at Rutgers University Saturday. He is a graduate of Somerville High School. During his senior year he has been president of the Ceramics Club, of which he secretary one year ago. He is treasurer of the Alpha Kappa Pi fraternity in Rutgers.

Source: Plainfield Courier-News, June 11, 1934.

Birthday Party

Mrs. Francis Kennedy entertained at dinner Saturday in honor of the birthdays of her three great grandchildren, J.B. Kennedy, aged 10, Frances Rorick, aged 7, and Margaret Rorick, aged 3. Covers were laid for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hixon, Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Rorick, and Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, March 10, 1919.

Late Berries

Red raspberries are ripe in the garden of Mrs. J.L. Shanger [sic], 618 Comstock street and the sample which Mrs. Shanger [sic] picked this morning and brought to The Telegram office has not been surpassed in size of lusciousness by any seen or tasted at earlier seasons of the year.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, October 1, 1919.

Bradbury Is Back

AMITY—Lewis Bradbury of Spokane, Wash., visited old-time relatives and friends here Saturday and Sunday.  Bradbury was born in Amity and attended school here. He left this vicinity about 42 years ago and this is his second visit to his old home town since then. His grandfather, John Walling, was an early settler and his greatuncle [sic], Jerome Walling, laid out the original town of Amity.  Bradbury was enroute to Los Angeles.  He was accompanied by his brother, Edward, who was formerly engaged in the banking business in Kendrick, Ida., but now operates a hotel in Portland.

Source:  Salem Capital Journal, June 25, 1929.