Birth Announcements from the Mid 1900s

Little Mary Elizabeth Porritt, new daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lee Porritt, born at the Green Hospital on February 19, is a lovely little and she well has reason to be, because she is the first girl born in the Porritt family for seventy years, and that is some record.  (The Clarkston News, March 4, 1932)

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rorick of Quincy are parents of a daughter, born Thursday, in Kahoka, Mo., in the home of Mrs. Rorick’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ridgely. Mr. and Mrs. Rorick have been making their home in Quincy with Mr. Rorick’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Rorick. (Quincy Herald Whig, October 7, 1938)

Dr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Dumas (Jo Ann Alleman) of Waterbury, Vermont, announce the birth of a daughter, Dorothy Ann, May 15.  (Oxford Leader, May 25, 1951)

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4th Daughter

The birth of their fourth daughter, Jan Louise, is announced by Dr. and Mrs. R.L. Dumas (nee Jo Ann Alleman) of Waterbury, Vermont. The little Miss weighed eight pounds, ,two ounces. Her sisters are Dorothy Ann, 9, Mary Rae 6, and Susan Kae, 2 ½.

The Earl Allemans of Oxford are the maternal grandparents.

Source: Oxford Leader, July 6, 1960.

Independence Twp. Pioneer Taken

W.S. Bailey Passed Away at Home in This Village After Long Illness

Winfield S. Bailey, aged 72 years, passed away at his residence, 15 Ensley St., this village, Thursday night at 10 o’clock after an illness of several years’ duration.

Mr. Bailey was born March 26, 1852 on a farm in Independence Township where he lived for 71 years, when he came to Oxford to live. On November 17, 1875 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Ellen Sutton, of Independence, who survives him. To this union were born nine children, four of whom are left to mourn his loss: Warren Bailey, of Clarkston; Mrs. Winifred Porritt, of Seymour Lake; Mrs. Mildred Whims, of Mayville, and Mrs. Dorothy Alleman, of Orion. He also leaves a sister, Miss Candace Bailey, sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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Untitled (Anna Bailey Rogers)

The funeral of Mrs. William Rogers, of Oxford was held at the church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Services were conducted by Rev. T.D. Denman, of Oxford. Mrs. Rogers was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Bailey and had spent the greater portion of her life here. Besides her husband, she leaves her young son and daughter, who will keenly feel their loss, one brother, and three sisters also survive: Warren Bailey, Mrs. Mildred Whims, of Snover, Mrs. Winnie Porritt of Seymour Lake and Mrs. Dorothy Alleman, of Oxford.

Source: Oxford Leader, July 7, 1922.

News from Lake Orion

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cowdin on Friday evening attended the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Francis of Oxford.  The affair was a surprise to the honored couple and was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Groover at Oakwood.  (Lake Orion Review, November 26, 1948)

The marriage of Dorothy Rogers to Lyle Fritz, of Pontiac, took place on Friday, February 12, at the M.E. parsonage at Clarkston.  The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Chetwood, of Pontiac.  The bride was a former student in the Oxford High School and lived with her grandmother, Mrs. Ella Bailey.  (Lake Orion Review, February 26, 1937)

FIFTY YEARS AGO (1902):  Invitations have been issued to the wedding of Miss Myrtle Mason, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Plumbley, of Oxford, to Levi Groover, which will take place on December 31.  (Lake Orion Review, December 18, 1952)

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED — Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Alleman, of Oxford, recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Ruth E. Alleman, to Ted Pearson, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Pearson, 9230 Cooley Lake road, Milford. Miss Alleman is a graduate of the Lake Orion High School.  (Lake Orion Review, May 5, 1944)

MISS LENA SKINNER TO WED ROCHESTER YOUNG MAN:  Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Skinner, of 53 Andrews avenue, Lake Orion, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Lena, to Leslie Peters, of Rochester, Michigan.  The marriage will take place October 17th.  They will be attended by the bride’s sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Murl Teller, of Lake Orion.  Following the ceremony they will leave immediately for a short trip to Niagara Falls. The young couple will make their home at 323 Castell avenue, Rochester, Michigan.  (Lake Orion Review, October 9, 1936)

THIRTY YEARS AGO:  The news has but recently become known of the marriage of Lee Porritt and Miss Winifred Bailey, the Fourth of July.  Mr. Porritt is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Porritt, of Seymour Lake, and who formerly lived here in Orion. Mrs. Porritt is the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Bailey, of Brandon.  Both young people are well and popularly known.  Everyone extends congratulations and best wishes.  (Lake Orion Review, September 17, 1937)

Mrs. Dorothy Fritz and son, Billie, attended the Porritt-Sharrock wedding reception held at the Veterans Hall in Drayton Plains, Tuesday evening, November 3.  Mrs. Sharrock is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Porritt of Clarkston, Mich. (Lake Orion Review, November 12, 1953)

Sarah Sutton Bailey

A pioneer of Oakland county, Mrs. Sarah Ellen Bailey, 85, died at her Oxford home Friday night. She had lived on the Bailey homestead south of Seymour Lake for 48 years, moved to Oxford in November 1923, where her husband died. She was born in Orion township Oct. 2, 1857, and was married to November 17, 1875. Surviving are her son, Winfield S. Bailey of Orion and three daughters: Mrs. Winifred Porritt of Seymour Lake, Mrs. Mildred Whims of Midland, and Mrs. Dorothy Alleman of Oxford, 17 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held from the Whitcomb-Mabley Chapel in Oxford Sunday at 2 p.m. and burial will be made in Seymour Lake cemetery.

Source: Pontiac Daily Press, December 26, 1942.

Harvey Bailey

DIES NEAR LAKE — Harvey Bailey, 44, Tuberculosis Victim, Burial Today — Seymour Lake, September 4. After an illness of four years’ duration of tuberculosis, Harvey Bailey died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Bailey, at an early hour Thursday morning. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nellie Bailey, one brother, Warren Bailey, and four sisters, Mrs. Anna Rogers and Mrs. Dorothy Alleman of Oxford, Mrs. Winifred Porritt of Seymour Lake, and Mrs. Mildred Whims of Rose City. The funeral services were held at the home of his parents Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, the Rev. F.I. Walker of Orion, officiating.

Source: Pontiac Daily Press, September 4, 1920.

Small Town News—Alleman

Mrs. Earl Alleman was at Goodrich Hospital Sunday to visit her sister, Mrs. Lee Bailey, who underwent a major operation May 18. She is gaining as well as can be expected. (Lake Orion Review, May 31, 1940)

Mrs. Earl Alleman entertained at a birthday dinner party Monday evening, complimenting her daughter, Ruth Ellen, on her 21st birthday. (Lake Orion Review, June 28, 1940)

Earl R. Alleman

Service for Earl R. Alleman, 76, of 15 Ensley will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bossardet Funeral Home, with burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Oxford. Mr. Alleman, a former member of the village council, a former employee of the village fire department and a member of the Oxford Methodist Church, the Methodist Men’s Club, the Knights of Pythias and the Aggregates of America, died Sunday. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy, two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Pearson of Oxford and Mrs. JoAnn Dumas of Vermont; a son, William of Utica; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Source:  Pontiac Press, December 24, 1968.

Birth Announcements

To the wife of Merle Ansberry, September 5, a daughter, Eleanor Allyne, Hanford.  (Oakland Tribune, September 18, 1933)

NEW ARMSTRONG SON:  Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Armstrong are parents of a boy born Monday Jan. 29 at the St. Ann hospital, Algona.  Mrs. Armstrong is the former Dorothy Fish, and the Armstrongs have one other son, Melvin.  Mr. Armstrong works for the Post transfer company at Algona.  The family moved lately from Livermore to the Obrecht home here.  (Kossuth County Advance, February 6, 1951)

Born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bryant of 924 East Church street a daughter, Marilyn Jeanne.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 29, 1925)

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