Charles G. Amberg

Charles G. Amberg, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1940, of a heart attack at his home, 300½ Sly St. Mr. Amberg was a retired salesman, having been employed by the W.I. Booth Candy Company for 30 years. He was a member of Hedding Church and the Elmira Lodge of Elks. He leaves a daughter, Miss Carolina Amberg of Elmira; a son, Charles R. Amberg of Alfred, N.Y., a granddaughter, Elizabeth Jane Amberg, of Alfred. The body is at the Holly funeral home, where a private funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Harold Stearns officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, December 11, 1940.


Wife Seeks Divorce

Mrs. Cora Dunnington of Roseville has brought suit for divorce from William Dunnington in the courts of Perry county at New Lexington.  Gross neglect is charged.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, April 17, 1919.

Rite Solemnized In Home Nuptials

The Summer Lake home of Mrs. and Mrs. Sidney D. Harris was the setting for the wedding of their daughter, Sidney Jean, when she exchanged vows with Merle John Loosley of Malin. Rites were solemnized at 2 o’clock the afternoon of June 20.

Rev. Kenneth L. Stafford of Lakeview read the nuptials. Mrs. William Collier sang “Because,” accompanied by Margaret Bettis just before the vows.

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Eunice Hiller Clay

Mrs. Eunice C. Clay was born in the state of New York, June 15th, 1838, and departed this life May 19, 1908, at half past four o’clock. She has been a great sufferer for eight years, ever bearing her afflictions patiently. She came to Michigan with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hiller, when about six or seven years of age. They settled near Flint where they remained several years. She came to Tuscola county when about seventeen years of age, her parents having preceded her to this county. She was married on August 9, 1857, to the late Amzy Clay when eighteen years of age, in Fairgrove township, where they resided until twenty-seven years ago when they took up their residence in Ellington township. After their five children had grown to manhood and woman hood she took three of her grandchildren into her home and carried for them. She was always known as a very kind and helpful woman, ever ready to help a friend or neighbor who needed assistance. Funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Revs. R.L. Cope and Wm. Hutchinson and her remains laid to rest in Ellington cemetery. She leaves to mourn four children, Henry M. Clay of Portland, Oregon; Grant C. Clay, and Ida and Annie, of Ellington; three grandchildren, Mrs. Grace V. Loomis of Ellington, Mrs. Daisy L. VanHorn of Indianfields, and Harry D. Hunt of Ellington; also two sisters, Mrs. Lavina Wright of Saginaw, and Mrs. Rose E. Molonzo of Elllington; and one brother, Walter M. Hiller of Almer. Thus one by one the old pioneers are passing away.

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Funeral Set For Ashland Pioneer

Ashland, Dec. 5 – Last rites will be held here Thursday at the Episcopal church at 3 p.m. for George Walling Loosley, 89, who died at his home in Ashland, Dec. 4. The deceased was the first white child born in the old Oregon settlement of Champoeg, his birth having taken place there Aug. 16, 1856.

Mr. Loosley’s father built and operated the first flour mill at Champoeg for Dr. McLaughlin of the Hudson’s Bay company and as a lad worked for the Indian service and during the Modoc Indian wars served as a messenger for the army. He owned and operated the first steamboat ever used on Klamath Lake. In later years he operated a ranch, and retired from ranching about six years ago to live in Ashland.

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Fort Klamath Pioneer Dies

With the death of Mary Isabelle Loosley, 82, widow of the late John Frederick Loosley, Fort Klamath pioneer, at a Medford hospital at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, January 2, the Klamath county lost another of its beloved matrons and early day residents.

Mrs. Loosley left three weeks ago for Central Point to spend the holidays with her brother, James Culbertson. Details of her illness were not learned here. Ward’s will announce final rites Saturday.

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Pleasant Surprise

Friends Call at Home of Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Drumm

A surprise was perpetrated on Miss Clara Drumm at her home near Hopewell Saturday evening, the occasion being the birthday anniversary of the victimized hostess. Besides neighboring friends a wagonload of young people from Zanesville were present. The day was also the 14th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Adam P. Drumm, parents of the hostess.

Miss Drumm was the recipient of a handsome gold ring, presented by her many friends. Those present from this city were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rope, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snider and daughter, Mrs. Elevyn [sic] Sharkey of Chicago, Mrs. M.J. Pearce, Martin Quinlan, Joseph Coleman, Ralph Haines and J.D. Pearce.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, October 10, 1904.

Case Of Dr. Bennett

Prosecuting Attorney Withdrew Form [sic] The Inquest


Doctor Arraigned For Murder In The First Degree

Coroner Luton Mystified by the Actions of the Prosecutor—Cross Examination of Witnesses by Attorney for Defense, Which Furnished a Stenographer.

There were some very peculiar proceedings in the case of the prosecution of Dr. Charles T. Bennett of Detroit for alleged murder, and the coroner’s investigation into the death of Miss Alta B. Richards, who died while under chloroform administered by Dr. Bennett at the Eagle hotel. Coroner Luton called a jury, the members of which were S.K. Bolles, H.H. Drury, F.L. Colson, A.L. Hatch, F.E. Rice and Francis Lilly. The inquest was opened and the evidence of several witnesses was taken when Coroner Luton was called to the telephone. Prosecuting Attorney Rodgers was at the other end. He told the coroner to tell Assistant Prosecutor Minor to leave the inquest at once and go upstairs to the prosecutor’s office and that the prosecuting attorney would withdraw from the case. Mr. Rodgers told the coroner he had no business to allow Attorney McKnight, who was at the inquest as the representative of Dr. Bennett, to make any cross examination of the witnesses as he had done, and this was his reason for withdrawing from the case. Coroner Luton supposed the prosecutor was going to order the prisoner released and that all prosecution against him would be stopped, but this was not the case.

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