One of my great-grandmothers was Carrie Eldridge Rorick. This page houses information I’ve collected relating to the descendants of Samuel Eldridge and Susanna Casey.
Laurien E. Blunt, a pioneer resident of Wilmette, died yesterday at his home at 1008 Oakwood avenue, in the suburb. He was 89 years old. Mr. Blunt founded Blunt’s bookstore in Evanston in 1876. Two sons, George L. and Laurien E., Jr., survive. The funeral will be held tomorrow in the chapel at 1118 Greenleaf avenue, Wilmette. (Chicago Daily Tribune, August 7, 1942)
Grinnell – Ann Boget, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 1994, in St. Francis Manor, of Alzheimer’s disease. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. John’s Lutheran Church. Burial: Union Cemetery, Pomeroy. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Survivors include her husband, Carl; a daughter, Beverly Schoon, of Rockwell City; a brother, Donald Sage of West Bend; and a sister, Deloris Shimon of Havelock. (Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 23, 1994)
Fairfax – Miss Bertha Boget is visiting at her uncle’s, J. Boget of this place. (Inter-Iowa Record, August 11, 1887)
Colonel Ellis J. Boget, a pioneer of Cedar Rapids, died in that city after a brief illness, aged 71 years. Colonel Ellis was born in New York, but came to Cedar Rapids when that place was in rather a crude state. He served through the civil war, having won a colonel’s commission before its close, and was justly proud of the record he gained in that memorable conflict. (Waterloo Semi-Weekly Reporter, March 9, 1906)
Chapin – Mrs. and Mrs. James Livsey of Montezuma, Mrs. Liza Boget and son Carl, of Grinnell, and Mrs. Katherine Watson of Searsboro visited in the George Pitser home. (Mason City Globe-Gazette, September 28, 1950)
Mrs. Zella Boget returned to her home at Searsboro, Ia., Saturday after a visit with her mother, Mrs. James Clendenen, and other relatives here. (Burlington Hawk Eye, August 9, 1913)
Lois Idell Lincoln, 84, of Winterset, formerly of Grinnell, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, in Winterset Care Center, Winterset, of Alzheimer’s disease. Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Smith Funeral Home. Burial: Westfield Cemetery, rural Grinnell. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include two sons, Glen of Fort Dodge and Charles of Winterset; and a brother, Carl Boget of Grinnell. (Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 4, 1998)