Wedding News from the 1910s

In compliment to Miss Merle Wood cashier of the Wesley Co., who is to marry Charles Alverson, an attaché of the Wesley Co., the lady associate workers of Miss Wood Monday evening gave her a shower in the rooms of Olive Mueller and Kathryn Miller at the home of Mrs. Traverse. There was a pleasant time socially with refreshments. Miss Wood was presented with a half dozen solid silver teaspoons by her co-workers. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 18, 1910)

Wayland: Mr. and Mrs. Amos Mauchmar returned Sunday night from their wedding trip. (Otsego Union, January 20, 1910)

The Fraternal Brotherhood Tuesday night gave Ersel Walling and his bride a reception, supper and dance. All had an enjoyable time. (Lompoc Record, September 30, 1910)

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Before a circle of intimate friends and relatives, Helen Evangeline Ball became the bride of Arley R. Libby Thursday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford A. Ball. Rev. William Wallace Youngson, district superintendent of Methodist Episcopal Churches, officiated.

The bride, clad in a ruffled silk net gown of her own design, made a dainty picture. She carried a shower bouquet of bride and Cecil Brunner roses.

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Short News Items from 1893

Andrew Briner and family left yesterday for their future home at Ashland. He has been the blacksmith at Perrydale for several years. (Oregon Statesman, January 13, 1893)

G.A. Briner, the late blacksmith at Perrydale, is now located with his family at Talent, in Jackson county. (Oregon Statesman, February 17, 1893)

Clifford Ball, a postal clerk on the Northern Pacific, has been visiting his mother at Monmouth this week. (Oregon Statesman, June 16, 1893)

Matrimonial News from 1893

Clifford Ball, late of Ballston, but now a railway postal clerk, was recently married to Miss Jessie McGrew at Monmouth. (Oregon Statesman, December 22, 1893)

Walter R. Brown, a well known young business man of this city, was married Wednesday to Miss Jessie B. Tyler, at the home of the bride’s parents in Burlington, Vt. After a month spent in visiting Eastern cities, Mr. and Mrs. Brown will be at home for the summer at the Lake Minnetonka residence, “The Trossachs.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 23, 1893)

Business & Professional Notices from 1892

D.D. Rorick, secretary of the Democratic county committee, is for the district plan and against instruction. Cleveland is his first choice with Boies for second. He thinks with a free coinage plank we should carry three or four western states. (Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, May 23, 1892)

Clifford Ball, of Ballston, has been appointed a railway mail clerk for this state and expects to secure an engagement. (Oregon Statesman, June 24, 1892)

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Harold A. Loosley, Retired Merchant, Succumbs at 71

Final rites for Harold Arthur Loosley, longtime resident of Plumas County, were held at the Taylorsville Methodist Church this week, with Rev. John L. Robie officiating.

Masonic graveside services were conducted in Whispering Pines Cemetery in Beckwourth by F&AM Lodge No. 234.

He was born in Purdy, Nev. and died suddenly, at Taylorsville Sept. 5 in Taylorsville [sic] of his third heart attack.  He was 71.

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Phoebe McGrew

McGREW—At the residence, 988 Union avenue north, September 13, Phoebe McGrew, age 74 years; beloved mother of Miss Jessie E. Ball and Miss Florence McGrew, both of this city; Mrs. Mable Briner, Mrs. Curtis McGrew, both of Talent, Or. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 18, at 3 p.m., at the chapel of Miller & Tracey.

Source: Oregon Daily Journal, September 16, 1919.

Florence J. McGrew

McGREW—At Vancouver, Wash., Feb. 26, Florence J. McGrew, aged 43 years; sister of Mrs. Jennie E. Ball of this city, Miss Mabel Briner and C.A. McGrew, residing at Talent, Or.; member of Rose City Eastern Star. The funeral services will take place at the conservatory chapel of the East Side Funeral Directors, 414 East Alder st., at 2:30 P.M., Thursday, March 2. Friends invited. Concluding services at the Portland Crematorium.

Source: Portland Oregonian, February 28, 1922.

Briners Have Golden Wedding Anniversary Monday

Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Briner, pioneer residents of the Wagner Creek district, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary tomorrow at their home at Wagner Creek. An open house party from 2 o’clock until 5 o’clock will mark the occasion.

Mrs. Jessie Ball of Portland, sister of Mrs. Briner, and Mr. and Mrs. William Mohle of Crescent City, sister and brother-in-law of Mr. Briner, are expected to arrive here for the party.

The Briners are widely known throughout southern Oregon and have a host of friends in this valley who will wish them congratulations on their fiftieth anniversary.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, March 6, 1938.