Birth Announcements from 1948

Baby Boy Eveland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Eveland, Greensboro, born March 31st. (Easton Star-Democrat, April 9, 1948)

A son, Bruce Craven, was born April 15 to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Craven Hird (Harriet Rorick) in Palo Alto, Cal. This is their second child. (Portland Oregonian, May 3, 1948)

Birth Reported—Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. Durant, 1405 East Washington street, Monday were advised that their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John V. Durant, were the parents of a daughter, Linda Mary, born Saturday at Dayton, Ohio. (Idaho Statesman, August 17, 1948)

Zbinden—Born at Klamath Valley hospital, Klamath Falls, Ore., December 2, 1948, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zbinden, Chemult, Ore., a boy. Weight 8 pounds 6 ¾ ounces. (Klamath Falls Herald and News, December 4, 1948)

Short News Items from 1945

Earl Nelson Baldwin, Jr., of Tecumseh visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin during the week. (Livingston County Daily Press, August 22, 1945)

Lieut. Mary Baldwin of the Spars is home on a two weeks leave from Long Branch, California, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin. Lieut. Baldwin does office work for the Spars and has not been home for a year. (Livingston County Daily Press, August 1, 1945)

Leaves for Ohio—John V. Durant left Saturday for his home in Dayton, Ohio, after a visit of one week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.V. Durant, 1405 East Washington street. (Idaho Statesman, December 2, 1945)

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Death Notices from the 1930s

We wish to express our grateful appreciation to the loyal friends and neighbors for their expression of sympathy, kindly aid and beautiful floral tributes during our recent bereavement.—Mrs. J.C. Durant and family. (Idaho Statesman, July 20, 1933)

The Rev. Lewis J. Rigelman conducted a prayer service Monday morning at 11:30 o’clock at the Newton cemetery for the baby daughter born Sunday morning at 5:30 o’clock to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Banfield. The baby weight 4 1-2 pounds was taken to Nichols hospital, Battle Creek and placed in an incubator where her death occurred. (Marshall Evening Chronicle, August 15, 1935)

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Short News Items from 1920

Kenneth Gunton, of No. 2 Ransom, was admitted to the Pittstown Hospital yesterday for treatment. (Wilkes-Barre Record, January 28, 1920)

Mrs. Mary A. Huff and son, Mahlon Huff of Wysox spent Wednesday with her daughter, Mrs. George Parks. (Sayre Evening Times, April 17, 1920)

Mrs. George Parks was hastily summoned to Wysox Saturday morning by the death of her mother, Mrs. Mary Huff, the unfortunate lady who was killed by the cars at that place, Saturday morning. (Sayre Evening Times, July 14, 1920)

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Business & Professional Notices from 1911

KLAMATH FALLS, Or., April 13. — (Special.) — Marion F. Loosley, a pioneer of the Wood River Valley at the north end of Upper Klamath Lake, has just closed a deal with M.L. Erickson, supervisor of the Crater National Forest, for the purchase of 30,000,000 feet of fine timber on that forest reserve. The land lies on Seven-Mile Creek and embraces 2500 acres heavily timbered with yellow and sugar pine, Douglas and white fir. The price paid for the timber is: Yellow and sugar pine, $3.25 per thousand; Douglas fir, $2.25, and white fir, $1.35. Mr. Loosley was formerly in the sawmill business on a small scale in the Wood River Valley, but for several years devoted his attention to cattle raising. It is understood that he has ordered machinery to establish a mill on Seven-Mile Creek to cut up the timber he has purchased. The mill is to be within a short distance of the edge of the lake, where water transportation can be had near the Oregon Trunk road, which is surveyed through from Medford to tap the big timber belt north of here. (Portland Oregonian, April 14, 1911)

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Death Summons J.C. Durant

Former Boise Civil War Veteran Dies at Home; Funeral Today

Funeral services for John C. Durant, 87, pioneer Boise Civil War veteran, will be at the McBratney funeral home at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon. He died Friday evening at his home, 641 East Jefferson street.

The Rev. C.E. Burgess will conduct the services. Burial will be in Silent Camp, Morris Hill cemetery.

For the last 17 years, until recently, Mr. Durant ran the elevator in the Boise City National Bank building and he was known to hundreds of Boiseans. Continue reading “Death Summons J.C. Durant”

Susan M. Durant, Pioneer Boisean, Succumbs Sunday

Mrs. Susan M. Durant, 79, who was born in Oregon and who lived in Boise since 1988, died early Sunday morning at her home, 641 East Jefferson street. She was the widow of J.C. Durant, who died in 1933.

Mrs. Durant was born in Yamhill county, Ore., in 1856, and came to Boise with her husband in 1888. Se [sic] was the granddaughter of J.B. Walling, Idaho pioneer and builder of the Walling ditch, now known as the Cruzen canal. Continue reading “Susan M. Durant, Pioneer Boisean, Succumbs Sunday”

Marriage Licenses

WEDDING LICENSE APPLIED FOR: Ricky S. Bishop, 20, technician, Rt. 1, to Jo Ann Lawrence, 21, nurse, 53 E. Stevens St. (Newark Advocate, June 3, 1971)

MARRIAGE LICENSE:  Harry DePugh, 21, shipper, Columbus, and Alberta Motley, 21, Summit Station.  (Newark Advocate, February 14, 1934)

Marriage license was issued yesterday to John S. Deweese of Boise and Miss Alice M. Richardson of Moore Creek.  (Idaho Statesman, January 7, 1899)

The county clerk’s office yesterday issued a marriage license to Edward Morris and Mary M. Sanders, both of Boise.  License was also issued to Otto Downard and Sarah Berkley, giving Boise as their address.  (Idaho Statesman, November 4, 1906)

MARRIAGE LICENSE: Asa J. Durant and Miss Wilma M. Ballinger were yesterday granted a license to wed.  Both are residents of Boise.  (Idaho Statesman, November 8, 1902)

MARRIAGE LICENSES: Edward M. Loosley, 22, and Blanche L. Bounty, 23, both of Beckwith.  (Nevada State Journal, September 24, 1922)

Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to the following:  Daniel H. Freeman, 21, Reno, and Agnes Marshall, 21, Reno; Harold A. Loosley, 21, Beckwith, Cal., and Glenna M. Scalf, 18, Portala, Cal. (Nevada State Journal, May 21, 1915)

MARRIAGE LICENSE:  Delbert E. Mason, 23, lineman, Newark, and Helen B. McIntosh, 19, Newark. Rev. F.E. Halloway to officiate.  (Newark Advocate, August 3, 1914)

The following marriage licenses have been issued;  Jacob Louis Sweeney to Lucy Rorick, August Goss to Mary J. McMaken, Oscar Briggs to Mary J. Sains, Henry Prang to Miena Muhlenbruck.  (Fort Wayne Sentinel, April 6, 1872)