Jess Spiers, who lives on the R.W. Wood ranch, is lambing his sheep and on account of the good weather expects a hundred per cent crop. (Red Bluff Sentinel and Weekly News, March 5, 1926)
Lewis Converse has closed his home in Morenci, since the death of his wife the past week, and has gone to Fayette, where he will make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Mansfield. (Morenci, Observer, July 8, 1926)
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss and daughter Helen were in Morenci Tuesday to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Lew Converse. (Morenci Observer, July 8, 1926)
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Mrs. F.T. Sullivan entertained a few friends Tuesday at a turkey dinner honoring her mother, Mrs. E.H. Rorick, on her seventieth birthday anniversary. Covers were laid for Mrs. Lewis Converse, Mrs. M.C. Rorick and Mrs. Will Rorick of Morenci, Mrs. W.O. Ford, Mrs. G.H. Crane and Mrs. W.L. Knoff. (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 22, 1924)
Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Bunch, accompanied by the latter’s sister Mrs. Marion Bunch left for Medford Friday for a few days’ visit. While there Mrs. Bunch will consult an eye specialist. They made the trip in their touring car and will return Sunday. (Klamath News, April 15, 1924)
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Groover spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Cassius Sutton of Hunters Creek. (Oxford Leader, May 2, 1924)
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A letter from Johnnie Wallace states that he won the championship wrestle at the deaf school on Christmas day. In speaking of the affair he writes: “In the afternoon at 1:30 Ben and I began to wrestle and at 1:55 Ben threw me down. We rested 5 minutes and at 2:00 we started to wrestle again, and at 2:15 I threw Ben down. We rested another 5 minutes and at 2:20 we started on the final. I threw him down quickly and he got hurt and gave up. Another boy has challenged me and I must defend the titles, so I will wrestle him next May. (Nezperce Herald, January 6, 1916)
Mrs. Ben Wiseman departed Tuesday for Sioux Falls for a visit with her brother, Don McGugin, who is studying dentistry there under Dr. Gorman, formerly of Pierre. (Pierre Weekly Free Press, March 2, 1916)
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Dr. E.H. Rorick, of Fayette, has been a rather unpleasant experience in a railroad wreck recently; while on his way on a business trip into Texas on Tuesday, February 3rd, the Wabash train on which he was a passenger, ran into the rear end of a Chicago & Alton train near St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Rorick was badly shaken up but not serious accidents are reported. The doctor was able to continue his journey to Tyler, Texas, and returned to his home in Fayette last Sunday noon. (Fayette County Tribune, February 13, 1914)
Friday evening, March 27th, the eighth grade were the guests of Miss Helen Rorick at her home on the ocean front. In spite of the rain a merry crowd gathered and made the house ring with fun and laughter as they played the old fashioned games, “Spin the Pan” and “Fruit Basket.” The Virginia Reel though new to many of the company was voted quite a success. Dainty refreshments were served. The party dispersed hoping “for another one soon.” (Oceanside Blade, April 4, 1914)
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Funeral Services for L.H. Converse Held in Morenci Monday
The funeral of L.H. Converse, aged 86 years, was held at the Stockwell Funeral home on North street, Monday, at 2 o’clock. Mr. Converse died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gary Acker, at Fayette, after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Converse was born in Medina township.
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Mrs. Louis [sic] Converse, aged eighty years, died at her home on East street north, Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Mrs. Converse had been in failing health for a long time but was confined to her bed about three weeks previous to her death. The funeral services were held Tuesday at two o’clock at the Congregational church, Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating. Mrs. Albert Clark of Fayette sang two selections. The pall bearers were Messrs. Ed Spear, Bert Bothwell, C.M. Rorick, Perry [sic] Sullivan, Carl Guss and Gerald Bryant.
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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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MORENCI, Mich., July 6—Mrs. Louis [sic] H. Converse died at her home on North East street here Sunday morning after a long period of failing health. She was born 80 years ago in the township of Seneca and had spent most of her life time in the vicinity of Morenci. She is survived by her husband, one son, William Irland of Nashville, Mich., and two step-children, Charles Converse of Medina and Mrs. William Mansfield of Fayette. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Congregational church with the Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.
Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, July 6, 1926.
Mrs. G.H. Crane of Fayette will entertain at a 1 o’clock luncheon on Thursday the following ladies from Morenci: Mesdames Amy Rorick, Amelia Rorick, S.K. Porter, P.H. Spear, M.C. Rorick, L.H. Converse, Lavina Chappell, Cosper M. Rorick, Cosper H. Rorick, G.H. Rorick, J.P. Rorick, E.E. Spear, Paul Spear, and Mrs. Albert Foster and Mrs. H.C. Rorick of Toledo.
Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, February 16, 1916.
William Irland of Nashville, Mich., and Mrs. Jessie Bloom of Battle Creek, were married Monday evening at the home of the groom’s mother, Mrs. L.H. Converse on East street. The Rev. S.N. Oliver performed the ceremony. The will make their home in Nashville.
Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, November 1, 1923.