Central Relief Committee

Now that the Citizens’ Relief Committee has come into the field of Charity with large means, the Central Relief Committee thinks of closing out its very successful business. Mr. Z. E. Brown, who has acted as Chairman of of [sic] the Committee, deserves the thanks of the community for the able manner in which he has made disbursements, and especially the self-sacrificing manner in which he has tendered his time and energies.

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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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