Short News Items from 1900

Mr. and Mrs. Box’s little boy is getting better. Dr. J.W. Garth of Clarion, was called in consultation with Dr. Strevell Friday of last week. (Wright County Democrat, January 24, 1900)

On Tuesday of last week John Shanger [sic] and James Gibson in six hours and 15 minutes cut and piled seven and one-half cords of wood and filed their saw also. Next. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 6, 1900)

Mrs. Morton Tyrrell expects a visit from her mother from the east in the near future. (Ferndale Enterprise, February 16, 1900)

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Mrs. Ada Elnora Brown

Mrs. Ada Elnora Brown, aged 83 years, passed away at the home of her daughter in St. Louis, Mo., last Monday.

Mrs. Brown was born at Sashabaw Plains in Oakland County September 20, 1857, the daughter of Charles and Susan Beardslee. She had lived in St. Louis, Mo,, for the past six years.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carl Brown of St. Louis and Mrs. G.N. Oille of Detroit; one son, Fred Brown of Beaver Dam, Wis.; two brothers, Charles F. Beardslee of Highland Park and Frederick E. Beardslee of Grand Rapids, and four sisters, Mrs. Anna E. Hart of Oxford, Katherine A. Beardslee and Grace L. Beardslee of Highland Park and Minnie I. Keys of Rutherford, N.J.

The funeral service was held at the Sashabaw church on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. C.J. Sutton, pastor of the Drayton Plains Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment was in Sashabaw cemetery.

Source: The Clarkston News, April 25, 1941.

Untitled (Ada Beardslee Brown)

BROWN, ADA E. (nee Beardslee) – Of 4455 Grave av., on Mon., April 21, 1941, at 4:30 p.m., widow of the late Fred A. Brown and dear mother of Mrs. G.V. Oille, Mrs. Carl W. Brown and Frederick Brown, our dear sister, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, grandmother and aunt, aged 83 years.

Remains in state at the Schumacher Funeral Home, 3013 Meramec, until Tues., April 22, at 10:30 p.m. Interment, Pontiac, Mich.

Source:  St. Louis Globe-Democrat, April 22, 1941. 

Rites Wednesday For Crooksville Woman

CROOKSVILLE—Funeral services for Rose Ella Brown, 88, widow of Alexander Brown, will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church here.  Burial will be in the Crooksville mausoleum.  The body was removed to the residence today from Driggs funeral home.

Mrs. Brown died Monday at her home two miles west of Crooksville following a long illness from infirmities.

She is survived by three sons, E.H. of Springfield, O.; G.L. of Marquette, Mich., and R.W. of Cambridge, Mass.; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Nelson of Crooksville; two brothers, Frank Search, of Crooksville, and William Search of Red Wing, Minn.; five sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Hamilton and Mrs. Ora Gerose of Roseville; Mrs. Ollie [sic] Finley and Mrs. Bessie Finley, of Crooksville, and Mrs. Cora Dunnington, of Columbus.  Two grandchildren also survive.

Source:  Zanesville Signal, October 3, 1939.

Untitled (Frederick A. Brown)

BROWN, FREDERICK A.—4455 Grace av., Sun., Dec. 8, 1935, beloved husband of Ada E. Brown, dear father of Mrs. G.V. Oille, Fred E. Brown and Mrs. Carl W. Brown, our dear grandfather and father-in-law.

Funeral from the Edith E. Armbruster Funeral Home, 4053 Lindell bl., Wed., Dec. 11, 3 p.m., to Valhalla Crematory.

Source:  St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 10, 1935. 

Business and Professional News from the 1860s and 1870s

Jas. Mullany, who took a stock of goods to Salmon City for C. Jacobs of Boise City, has pulled up stakes, and left with the goods for the Yuba District, on Mr. Jacob’s account. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, August 24, 1867)

C.S. Kingsley has a lot of nice butter from the dairy of I.P. Gile. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, September 22, 1875)

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Wedding Anniversaries

Wednesday evening last will be long remembered by Mr. and Mrs. Z.E. Brown.  It being the silver wedding anniversary of their marriage, about seventy-five friends by special invitation assembled at their residence and passed a merry evening.  A number of very excellent presents were left behind as souvenirs of the occasion.  (Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 1, 1882)

Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Rorick celebrated their silver wedding Oct. 20, at their home in Miller, with a number of friends. They were the recipients of many fine pieces of silverware. (Hand County Press, October 27, 1892)

Morenci Observer: The “Roricks” had one of their characteristic gatherings last Tuesday to celebrate the tenth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rorick.  Mrs. Dr. Bennett, of Detroit, was among the number present.  Her daughters, Bessie and Georgia, sent to the couple a big tin horn and on the accompanying card was written this wish:  “Hope that you will toot your horn for ten years more.”  (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 21, 1895)

Mrs. Cora Reynolds and E.V. Reynolds attended the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Moore held Saturday evening at their farm home one half mile east of Canandaigua.  Mr. and Mrs. Moore were pleasantly surprised when about 50 friends from Adrian, Morenci, Medina and the neighbors came to their home with well filled baskets and served dinner.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 24, 1931)

Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick entertained at a family dinner Sunday in observance of the second wedding anniversary of their daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ranger.  Mrs. Arthur Brewer of Ann Arbor, another daughter, was among the guests.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 1, 1943)