R.W. Millard, Retired Bee Executive, Dies

Ralph W. (Duke) Millard, 67, retired business manager of The Fresno Bee, died today in a local hospital. It is believed his death was due to a heart attack. An autopsy has been ordered.

Millard, who retired from The Bee in 1959, had been living in Cayucos, San Luis Obispo County.

He entered the hospital last night and died at 7:30 o’clock this morning.

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Rorick—Scheunemann

Lawrence William Scheunemann and Miss Emily Carol Rorick are engaged. Both are students at the University of Wisconsin. Her parents are Atty. and Mrs. Alan G. Rorick, Brecksville, Ohio, and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Scheunemann of Oconomowoc.

The couple plans to be married at 2:00 p.m. on June 12 at the Brecksville Congregational church.

Source: Milwaukee Journal, February 18, 1965.

Katie Virginia Bean

Mrs. Katie Virginia Bean, granddaughter of an early Oregon pioneer family, died at a local nursing home Friday at the age of 78 years. Services will be at 1 p.m. from the Colonial mortuary with Rev. Neville Blunt officiating and interment and at Lincoln Memorial park. She had formerly resided at 720 N.E. 69th ave. Mrs. Bean was born March 26, 1876, in Boise. She was the widow of W.S. Bean and sister of the late James Mullany. Her grandparents were Jerome and Sarah Walling who settled with early pioneers in Amity.

Survivors include daughters, Mrs. F.E. VonGroenewald, Mrs. E.E. Charpantier and Mrs. T.P. Weston, all of Portland; Mrs. Viola Ames, Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Henry Gantenbein, Vashon Island, Wash.; a son, T.S. Bean, Oakland, Cal.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Source: Portland Oregonian, December 12, 1954.

Fire Cabin To Burn Up Notes

Home of Miner Destroyed to Do Away With Evidence of Indebtedness.

Redding, June 3.—David Kemble’s cabin was burned at Shasta this morning, just eleven hours after its owner’s funeral. Kemble was a wealthy miner, aged 85, who lived alone in his cabin, which was locked up tight when his body was removed for burial. All his valuables and papers, including notes and his will, were left in their places. That the fire was of incendiary origin no one questions, and it is believed that the purpose was to destroy evidence of indebtedness.

The old gentleman was very careful in keeping an account of all transactions, and the heirs would have had no troubled in learning the details had not the cabin been burned opportunely. Among other things destroyed were Kemble’s diaries, which were kept carefully from the year 1852 when he first came to Shasta county.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, June 4, 1907.

Jesse Walling

News of the death of Jesse N. Walling, of Fowler, former Madera resident, has been received by friends here. He died in Fowler last night following a sudden illness. Services will be held at the Fowler Funeral chapel tomorrow at 11 a.m. Mr. Walling is survived by his wife, the former Agnes E. Cook of Madera. He was a son-in-law of Mrs. H.E. Cook of this city. While living in Madera Mr. Walling operated the Madera Drug company.

Source: Madera Tribune, December 23, 1949.

Miss Ethelyn Mauchmar Weds Bernath McBride

Outstanding among Wayland’s early winter church weddings was that of Miss Ethelyn Mauchmar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mauchmar of Wayland, and Bernath R. McBride, so of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McBride of Hopkins which took place at 8 o’clock Friday evening, December 7th in the Methodist church at Wayland.

Before an altar flanked with palms, white chrysanthemums and candelabra the double ring service was performed by Rev. John Miles. Mrs. Ethel Deardorff played the traditional wedding march and Miss Berdine Chapple sang “Because” and “O Promise Me.”

Jay Smith asisted [sic] as best man while Billy Mauchmar, brother of the bride, and Merlin Conners of Grand Rapids seated the guests.

Approximately 150 guests were served at the reception in the church annex from a table attractively set with the bride’s cake and light tapers. Assisting about the room were Miss Esther Tanner and Mrs. Hilda Tanner.

Source: Allegan News, December 21, 1945.

Mrs. Clara Chrysler

Mrs. Clara Chrysler, 77, 85 East Tulane road, Columbus, widow of Charles H. Chrysler, died Sunday in her home.

Surviving are her two sons, Claude H. and Otis R. Chrysler, Gahanna; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Schneider, Central College; Miss Helen Chrysler, and Mrs. Fred L. Donnally, Columbus; a twin brother, Charles J. Palmer, Kirkersville; a sister, Mrs. Ella Frazier, Dresden, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Source: Newark Advocate, August 23, 1943.

Miss Garrabrant Weds Stanley Boyce At 11 a.m. Today

An exceptionally pretty home wedding took place this morning at 11 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jansen Bross, 6 Lyman street, when Miss Lillian Mae Garrabrant, daughter of Mrs. Maude Bross Garrabrant, was united in marriage to Stanley Thomas Boyce, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Boyce, of Matamoras.

The event was of double interest, as it was the forty-eighth wedding anniversary of the bride’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jansen Bross.

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles M. Ackerman, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, in the presence of only the immediate families of the bride and groom.

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Reception Honors Ensign Barlow and Bride

As a charming courtesy to welcome home their Ensign Alton Murray Barlow and his bride, the former Caddie Condon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Condon of 3724 Berry Drive, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Barlow entertained with a reception Sunday evening at their home 11048 Hortense street. This was the first trip home for Ensign Barlow since his enlistment three years ago in the U.S. Navy. He is assigned to a destroyer and leaving soon for oversea duty.

Miss Condon accompanied by her mother flew to New York in the spring where she was married May 9, in the chapel at the Marine Academy at King’s Point Long Island, where the bridegroom was stationed. This is the first time home for the bride. She and her husband left Tuesday after a short stay, for San Francisco where Ensign Barlow had to report.

More than 150 friends assemble to congratulate the young and extend greetings to them. Both have a host of friends in the Valley where they have lived and attended school. The bride is a past queen on North Hollywood Bethel Job’s Daughters, an accomplished pianist and teacher. Mrs. Barlow expects to remain here while her husband is overseas.

Source: North Hollywood Valley Times, August 17, 1943.