Give Hallowe’en Party


Complimentary to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Gunkle of South Bend, the Misses June, Fern, and Mary Ayres, sisters of Mrs. Gunkle, entertained a company of friends last evening at their home in Miami avenue. The affair was a Hallowe’en party and the home was most attractively decorated with autumn leaves, pumpkin heads, cornshocks and Hallowe’en figures. Games, contests and dancing were enjoyed during the evening and an appropriate lunch was served at a late hour. Included in the company were Mary Sturkeon, May Grady, Charlotte Monohan, Maud Hinneman, Lillian Tanguy, Mrs. Roy Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Harry White, Mr. and Mrs. William Rehm, Carl Pensel, Tom Grady, Otto Hess, Dewey Studebaker, and Paul Dodds.

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune, October 31, 1916.

Hold Marshmallow Roast

A party of young people enjoyed a marshmallow roast on the banks of the Eel river last evening. The party was chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Ayres and consisted of Miss Bertha Bahr, Audrey Ayres, Dorothy and Elizabeth Ayres, Cecil Baker, George Brower, George Holton, Ted Armiss and Mervin Ayres.

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune, August 23, 1922.

Untitled (Mary Ayres Studebaker)

Mary Ayres Studebaker, 22 years of age, wife of Dewey Studebaker, died this morning at 12:45 at her home in 411 Hanna street after a lingering illness. 

She is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ayres, five sisters, Mrs. Gale [sic] Gunkle, Mrs. June Dodds, and Fern, Elizabeth and Dorothy Ayres and two brothers, Leon and Robert.  No funeral arrangements have yet been made.

SourceLogansport Pharos-Tribune, December 31, 1918. 

Untitled (Fern Ayres)

Miss Fern Ayres, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Ayres, died last evening at the family residence, 411 Hanna street, aged twenty years.  She is survived by her parents, four sisters and two brothers.  The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 from the residence conducted by Rev. E. Richard Edward of the Ninth Street Christian church.  Burial will take place in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Source:  Logansport Pharos-Tribune, April 11, 1919. 


Miss June Geraldine Ayres and Paul Quincy Dodds were united in marriage this morning at 11 o’clock at the parsonage of the Ninth Street Christian church, Rev. R.E. Edwards officiating. The usual ring ceremony was used and the attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Guy Gunkle, the latter being a sister of the bride. Mrs. Dodds was attractive in a suit of midnight blue and a hat to match. After the ceremony the couple for Gary, where they will reside, Mr. Dodds being employed in the steel mills there. The bride has always lived in Logansport and has many friends among the young people and is a very fine vocalist, having been a member of the choir of the Ninth Street Christian church for several year, and her departure to another city is much regretted by her many friends.

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune, November 12, 1917.


Miss Mary Ayres, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Ayres, was quietly married Monday to Sergeant Studebaker of Washington, D.C., at the Ninth Street Christian parsonage. Rev. E. Richard Edwards performed the ceremony. Miss Ayres was formerly employed in the office of C.M. Burge, and is well known about Logansport.

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune, August 29, 1917.

Short News Items from 1907

J.J. Walling, who is basking in the sunshine of Los Angeles, Cal., has sent us a souvenir card where he is pictured on a purple pig, under which is inscribed, “I am on the hog.” Jesse, we think when this comes to pass that you had better come home and sell Nampa real estate. However, our check book is at you’re your service, Mr. Walling.—Nampa Recorder. (Caldwell Tribune, January 5, 1907)

Mrs. Eva Walling Larmer, who has been visiting her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Bird Walling, has returned to her home in Salem. (Polk County Observer, January 18, 1907)

Mrs. Bertha Rorick, the Morenci Telegram correspondent, is ill, and Mrs. Pearl Fairbanks is corresponding for Mrs. Rorick for a short time.   (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 26, 1907)

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Short News Items from 1884

Mrs. J.W. Linderman from Detroit, is visiting her brother J.P. Sutton. (Cheboygan Northern Tribune, March 20, 1884)

The friends and relatives of Mrs. John S. Alling, assembled at her home on the evening of March 24th to celebrate the anniversary of her 59th birthday. Among those present were Mrs. James Casterline, Mr. James Casterline and wife, and Mr. Ada [sic] Casterline of Franklin; Mrs. Wm. Winters and daughter of Plymouth; Mrs. Housted and son of Dallas; Mr. Jones, of Wilkes-Barre, and Ira M. Lewis and wife of West Pittston. The presents were of the useful kind, and were highly appreciated by Mrs. Alling. At a suitable hour supper was served, which all enjoyed. Mrs. Alling is the daughter of Rev. Oliver Lewis, well and favorably known as one of the pioneers of early Methodism. (Pittston Evening Gazette, March 31, 1884)

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