Untitled (Minnie Neff Ayers)

A telegram was received in the city today, which announced the death of Mrs. Minnie Neff Ayers, wife of A.W. Ayers of Race street, which took place at Los Angeles, Cal., presumably last night. Mrs. Ayers and husband went to Los Angeles about two months ago in the hopes of improving the health of the former, but her decline was rapid, and death ensued as stated above. The remains will be brought to this city for burial. The husband, N.W. [sic] Ayers, is an employee of the city electric light department.

Source: Logansport Daily Reporter, April 12, 1904.

Pioneer Passes Away

“Grandma” Rochelle Dies At Home In Reynoldsburg

Helped Her Husband Clear the Land and Build Their Cabin—Funeral Services.

The funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Lucinda Search Rochelle were held Wednesday from the late residence near Reynoldsburg, Rev. G.N. Tussing, pastor of the Reynoldsburg Baptist church officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery near the deceased’s home.

Mrs. Rochelle passed away at her home near Reynoldsburg Monday of troubles incident to her advanced years.

She was born in Sparta, Sussex county, New Jersey, July 9, 1809, and was married to John Rochelle at Morristown, N.J., on April 9, 1825.

On December 7, 1836, the young couple decided to come to Ohio and made the long hard trip, beset with all the difficulties and dangers of those early days, in the original type of a prairie schooner.

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Death of Mr. Ruff

At the home of Olney Burt near Paskenta, on Tuesday last, Mr. Marshall Ruff died from the effects of a peculiar growth on his neck which began more than two years ago. Mr. Ruff was the father of the late Millard Burt and had lived with his daughter at the home of the Burt brothers for some time. He was in his 66th year. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Burt, and a son, Lee Ruff.

The funeral took place Wednesday and the remains were laid in the cemetery at Paskenta.

Source: Red Bluff Daily News, August 30, 1903.

Untitled (Milo P. Gerard)

GERARD—Milo P. Gerard, age 83, of 3750 28th St., Granville, passed away Saturday, May 31, 1969, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Clara; one son, Marvin of Grandville; one daughter, Mrs. Cornelius (Charlotte) Wabeke of Wyoming; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Vern Carr of Moline. Mr. Gerard reposes at the Posthumus Funeral Home, Chapel of the Fountain, where services will be Tuesday 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Harvey Bultje officiating. Interment Wyoming Cemetery. The family will meet relatives and friends Monday 7 to 9.

Source: Grand Rapids Press, June 2, 1969.

Carol E. Annett Weds Mr. Rorick

Miss Carol Elizabeth Annett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Annett, Auburn, Me., and Nathaniel Howland Rorick, son of Mrs. Howland Rorick, Winthrop, and Max L. Rorick, China Lake, Calif., were married in High Street, Congregational Church, Auburn, by Rev. Frederick Hayes and Rev. John Schroeder.

Miss Patricia Annett was her sister’s maid of honor and Miss Joan Rorick was flower girl.

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