Short News Items from 1901

A large number of people attended the Stoakes sale, north of town, Wednesday. Dr. Strevell was a liberal buyer of machinery, preparatory to his emigration to Canada in the spring. (Wright County Monitor, February 13, 1901)

Joshua P. Sutton, H. 7th Michigan infantry, a salesman from Kansas city, has been admitted to the [Old Soldiers’] home and assigned to O company in Franklin Hall. (Leavenworth Times, February 17, 1901)

Mrs. Manley Brodt of Lamotte, Sanilac county, is spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Sutton. (Oxford Leader, March 22, 1901)

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Business and Professional News from the 1910s

D.D. Rorick, of this city, and C.A. Robison, of Massillon, have entered into a partnership business for the transaction of law, real estate, insurance and collections, and take this means of soliciting the business of the public. There office will be in the present office of D.D. Rorick. “Dal” and “Cal” ought to make a pretty good team, and do a good business in the lines they are handling, and here’s wishing them success. (Oxford Mirror, June 2, 1910)

J.O. Walling returned Sunday from Hollister where he went to look over a position for his orchestra. Mr. Walling states that the has a good offer but it will be some time before the parties will be ready for him. (Lompoc Record, July 15, 1910)

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Oxford Woman Dies At Farm Residence

Funeral Held Tuesday For Mrs. Eliza Sutton of This Place

Mrs. Eliza E. Sutton, 75 years of age, died at 7 p.m. Friday, January 22nd at her farm home residence following a two days illness of acute indigestion.

She was born January 10, 1857 in Oxford Township and has spent most of her life in this community, having been a resident of this township for the past forty-two years. 

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Oxford Woman Dies At Farm Residence

Funeral Held Tuesday For Mrs. Eliza Sutton of This Place

Mrs. Eliza E. Sutton, 76 years of age, died at 7 p.m. Friday, January 22nd at her farm home residence following a two days illness of acute indigestion.

She was born January 10, 1857 in Oxford Township and has spent the most of her life in this community, having been a resident of this township for the past forty-two years.

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Deaths and Funerals from the 1930s

Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Beardslee, Miss Belle Beardslee and Mr. and Mrs. Grant E. Beardslee attended the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Lottie Groover, at Oakwood Wednesday. (The Clarkston News, May 30, 1930)

S.T. Beardslee has received word that his cousin, Lute Sutton, died at his farm home near Orion Tuesday. (The Clarkston News, June 26, 1931)

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Deaths and Funerals from the 1920s

Mrs. Jemima Linderman a former resident of this city is dead at her home in Chicago. (Cheboygan Democrat, September 17, 1920)

Dr. E.H. Rorick, 70, formerly well known in Republican state politics, died at his home in Fayette, Fulton county.  (Fulton County Tribune, February 9, 1922)

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNeil and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Brodt were at Ann Arbor Friday where they attend the funeral of the former’s brother-in-law, M.B. Larned. (Oxford Leader, August 22, 1924.

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Grace Brodt

Grace Brodt, formerly of 26 Moyers, Oxford, died after a prolonged illness at the Oakland County sanitorium. She was 79 years old.

Mrs. Brodt was born in Oakland County and attended Oxford area schools. She was a member of the Crawford Extension Club of Oxford. She had worked as a bookkeeper at Tunstead’s Hardware.

She is survived by two cousins, Grant Beardslee of Clarkston, and Mrs. Florence Tarr of Pontiac.

Services were Saturday afternoon from Bossardet Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Habermehl of the Immanuel Congregational Church officiating. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery.

Source: Oxford Leader, March 21, 1968.

Remains of Drowning Victim Shipped East

Funeral services over the remains of Glenn Brodt, who was drowned Sunday, October 15th, were held at the residence of Mrs. Alice Veit, the Rev. R.B. McCain officiating.  E. [sic] Brodt, father of the young man, arrived in Lompoc last Saturday from his home at Marlette, Michigan.  There were a great many floral tributes and other last tokens of respect and regard for the victim of the sad incident.

The remains were shipped to Marlette Monday. Mr. Brodt, accompanied by Mrs. Veit, left from home on the same train.  He planned on stopping off in Oakland for a brief visit in Oakland with sisters whom he has not seen from 50 years.  Mrs. Veit intends to visit in Marlette with the Brodts until after the holidays.

Source:  Lompoc Journal, October 27, 1916.

Glenn Brodt Is Drowned In Creek

Wades Out Into Bear Creek After Ducks Going In Over His Depth

While attempting to ford Bear Creek in order that he might retrieve a number of ducks which he had just shot, Glenn Brodt, a machinist employed at the Central Garage was accidently drowned Sunday afternoon.

In company with Mrs. Alice Veit, Brodt motored from Lompoc early Sunday morning and, after spending a few hours at Surf, fishing continued on to Bear Creek where he expected to spend the rest of the day duck hunting. Several shots were fired after the arrival of the hunters and the last volley fired brought Brodt and his companion nine ducks. These fell near the center of the creek and divesting himself of his upper garments, Brodt started to wade after his spoils. A barb wire fence is strung across the center of the creek. This is almost wholly covered by the water at present and at the point where Brodt lost his life, is totally invisible.

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Mrs. Mary Rogers Dies Suddenly

Oxford Resident Expires Following Sudden Heart Attack

Mrs. Mary E. Rogers, 76 years, died suddenly at her residence, 49 Hovey Street, Thursday, Dec. 28th, following a heart attack.

She had been in poor health for over a year but had been active. On Wednesday she retired at night and after failing to make an appearance at the usual hour the next morning her son, Lee, went to her room where he found her dead in bed.

She was born in Independence township, Sept. 14th, 1858, the daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth Sutton. At the age of 18 years she was married to William H. Rogers, who passed away May 31, 1914.

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