Birth Announcements from the Mid 1900s

Little Mary Elizabeth Porritt, new daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lee Porritt, born at the Green Hospital on February 19, is a lovely little and she well has reason to be, because she is the first girl born in the Porritt family for seventy years, and that is some record.  (The Clarkston News, March 4, 1932)

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rorick of Quincy are parents of a daughter, born Thursday, in Kahoka, Mo., in the home of Mrs. Rorick’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ridgely. Mr. and Mrs. Rorick have been making their home in Quincy with Mr. Rorick’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Rorick. (Quincy Herald Whig, October 7, 1938)

Dr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Dumas (Jo Ann Alleman) of Waterbury, Vermont, announce the birth of a daughter, Dorothy Ann, May 15.  (Oxford Leader, May 25, 1951)

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4th Daughter

The birth of their fourth daughter, Jan Louise, is announced by Dr. and Mrs. R.L. Dumas (nee Jo Ann Alleman) of Waterbury, Vermont. The little Miss weighed eight pounds, ,two ounces. Her sisters are Dorothy Ann, 9, Mary Rae 6, and Susan Kae, 2 ½.

The Earl Allemans of Oxford are the maternal grandparents.

Source: Oxford Leader, July 6, 1960.

Earl R. Alleman

Service for Earl R. Alleman, 76, of 15 Ensley will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bossardet Funeral Home, with burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Oxford. Mr. Alleman, a former member of the village council, a former employee of the village fire department and a member of the Oxford Methodist Church, the Methodist Men’s Club, the Knights of Pythias and the Aggregates of America, died Sunday. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy, two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Pearson of Oxford and Mrs. JoAnn Dumas of Vermont; a son, William of Utica; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Source:  Pontiac Press, December 24, 1968.