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.


Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clark have received word from her brother Harlow Ingall that his granddaughter Nancy Ingall had been killed in an automobile accident Saturday near Big Rapids where she is a student. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ingall of Plymouth. The funeral was held in Plymouth today.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, April 12, 1969.

Third Death Visits Home Of Elbert

Cecil Ernest Elbert, aged 11 months, died of influenza in the influenza hospital last evening, making a third death in the family within a week. The family lives at Othello, where the father, Henry Elbert, is employed on the railroad. Mrs. Elbert and infant son died at the home at Othello last Saturday of pneumonia. The deaths of the three members of the family leaves but two to survive, Mr. Elbert and a 2-year-old son.

Triple funeral services was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at Turnbull’s parlors followed by burial in Greenwood cemetery. Besides the father, Henry Elbert, and son, Harvey, Mrs. E. Ling of Spokane and Mrs. H. Othello, grandparents of the children, survive.

Source: Spokane Chronicle, March 2, 1920.

Funeral of John C. Struble

Funeral services for John C. Struble were held in his home at 1108 Garfield Ave. last night. Rev. Albert K. Stanton, pastor of the Bergen Baptist Church, preached the sermon. A delegation from West Side Council No. 142, J.O.U.A.M., attended the services in a body to pay the last tribute of respect.

Mr. Struble had been foreman of the Baldwin Lumber Company for thirty-seven years and was one of the heads of the Monticello Building and Loan Association. A long and active business career made him one of the best known men in the Bergen and Lafayette sections. He enjoyed the friendship of hundreds of people. Mr. Struble died Sunday at the age of 70 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Struble; one son, John Struble, and three daughters—the Misses Minnie and Edna Struble and Mrs. Irma Barto. Interment will take place in Frankfort Plains in the spring. Meanwhile the body will rest in a receiving vault in New York Bay Cemetery.

Source: Jersey Journal, December 19, 1917.

Mark D. Rorick

RORICK, MARK DUANE—At a Norfolk hospital, Saturday night, June 29, 1963, at 8:20 o’clock.  MARK DUANE RORICK, son of Mrs. Elsa Ohlso [sic] Bromley and the late Mark D. Rorick, in the 39th year of his age.  The body will be taken from the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home to Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for a funeral service THIS (Monday) AFTERNOON, July 1, 1963, at 5 o’clock.  Friends are invited.  Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Source:  Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, July 1, 1963. 

Roof Burns Off

Faulty electric wiring caused a small blaze at the home of J.C. Durant, 217 East Bannock street. The roof of the residence was burned off entailing a damage of $300. The department was obliged to make a slow trip to the scene owing to the bad condition of Bannock street.

Source: Boise Evening Capital News, November 19, 1919.

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.

Right-of-Way Along Columbia.

Northern Pacific Agent Gets Deeds in Escrow.

WALLA WALLA, June 2.—Since the departure of J.T. Rorick, the right-of-way agent for the Columbia River Navigation company, who has headquarters at The Dalles, the people of Walla Walla wonder if a railroad will be built down the north bank of the Columbia to Vancouver. Last week Mr. Rorick was in the city and endeavored to obtain options on certain pieces of ground opposite Blalock’s and Arlington, Ore. The owners, who are Walla Walla residents, refused to give options, but consented to place in escrow in one of the banks of this city the deeds to the land after a deposit was made. The deposits were made and the deeds placed in the bank to be taken out and paid for in full on July 1.

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New Jersey Masons Send Greetings

Herbert C. Rorick of this city, grand master of Free and Accepted Masons, of New Jersey, has sent by cable to Rome the following message to Ernesto Nathan, grand master of Masons of Italy:

“New Jersey Free and Accepted Masons cordially reciprocate your fraternal sentiments, declaring Italy’s victory and independence.”

The message was in response to one sent from Rome to the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, of New Jersey, by the Italian grand master as a Fourth of July greeting. It was signed by Grand Master Nathan and read:

“In brother bound together anew, for world enfranchisement, we have the day of America’s Independence.”

Source: Bridgewater Courier-News, July 8, 1918.