Birth Announcements from the 1950s

RORICK—To Mr. and Mrs. Jay T. Rorick, 2296 Patterson Drive, a son, July 4, 1950. (Eugene Guard, July 6, 1950)

At Local Hospital—On Wednesday, a girl, seven pounds ten ounces, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Walling at the Albany General hospital. (Albany Democrat-Herald, May 1, 1953)

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Francisco of 41 Boyer dr., a son at 4:05 a.m. today at Community Hospital. (Battle Creek Enquirer, November 17, 1955)

Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Gore, Des Moines, are the parents of a daughter born Thursday. Mrs. Gore is the former Evelyn Dilts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Dilts, 1212 Lincoln Way. Gore is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gore, 709 Duff Ave. (Ames Daily Tribune, April 24, 1959)

Birth Announcements from the 1940s

RORICK—In San Bernardino, California, April 9, 1941, at St. Bernardine’s hospital, to the wife of David Rorick, 110 South Pacific street, Oceanside, a son.  (San Bernardino County Sun, April 10, 1941)

March 3—To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adams Kelly (Virginia Nimmo), of Huntington Woods, a son, Charles Adams, Jr.  (Detroit Free Press, March 8, 1942)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Kelly (Virginia Nimmo), of Huntington Woods, announce the birth of a daughter, Katherine, Jan. 28.  (Detroit News, January 31, 1945)

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Short News Items from 1933

Mr. and Mrs. Z.E. Armstrong, of Des Moines, spent the week-end with Mr. Armstrong’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Armstrong. (Kossuth County Advance, January 19, 1933)

Art Banfield of Coldwater spent Saturday night with his brother, Samuel Banfield. (Marshall Evening Chronicle, March 28, 1933)

Mr. and Mrs. Z.E. Armstrong and Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Pepper, of Des Moines and Mrs. Niel Nielson, Spencer, visited Sunday at J.A. Armstrong’s, and Mrs. Nielson wen to Des Moines with the Armstrongs. (Kossuth County Advance, April 27, 1933)

Mrs. Mae Banfield, Marian and Arthur Banfield of Coldwater were Tuesday night guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Francisco, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Saylor of and children, southwest of Marshall, were Tuesday evening callers. (Marshall Evening Chronicle, June 1, 1933)

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Birth Announcements from 1930

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dymond are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby boy, Howard Clayton Dymond.  (Tunkhannock New Age, January 23, 1930)

REITH—In Oakland, May 1, 1930, to Mr. and Mrs. John L. Reith, formerly of Woodland, a girl.  (Woodland Daily Democrat, May 2, 1930)

The little son born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Francisco Wednesday will be called Samuel John.  (Marshall Evening Chronicle, October 14, 1930)

Death Notices from the 1920s

Mrs. Mahlon Webster passed away in the Corning Hospital on Friday, June 8th. Her funeral was held from the home in Decatur street Monday afternoon. A large number of friends and relatives were in attendance. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, an infant son, father and mother, two brothers and three sisters. (Dansville Express, June 15, 1928)

Funeral services for Duane Bly, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Francisco, who died Monday afternoon, were held at the home, 635 West Mansion, at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon. Rev. G.H. Wald of the Baptist church officiated and burial was made at the Newton cemetery. (Battle Creek Enquirer, February 21, 1929)

No Inquest Into Crossing Deaths

Coroner Gray Says He’s Convinced No Criminal Liability Involved


Coroner Carl S. Gray announced today that his investigation of the grade crossing accident at Grenville street Friday noon in which two Newton township farmers were killed and a third seriously injured had convince him there was no criminal liability involved and, therefore, there would be no inquest. Continue reading “No Inquest Into Crossing Deaths”

Truck Struck By Train At Postum Plant

Harold Francisco and Albert Myers Killed Instantly. Gar Mohrhardt Badly Hurt.

Harold Francisco and Albert Myers, two men living in adjoining farms in Newton township, about six miles south of Ceresco, were instantly killed early this afternoon when the truck in which they were riding was struck by a passenger train and knocked into the path of a freight train near the Postum plant in Battle Creek.

Gar Mohrhardt, 22, living about two miles south of the Francisco school in Newton township, was driving the truck and was seriously injured. He was taken to Battle Creek hospital where it is believed he will survive, although his condition is critical. Continue reading “Truck Struck By Train At Postum Plant”

Ceresco Bride

Mrs. Frank I. Francisco was Miss Elouise Spooner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Spooner, before her marriage March 22 at the home of her parents at Route 1, Ceresco. Her husband is the son of Minerva Francisco and the late Harold Francisco, also of Route 1, Ceresco, and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Louis Rigelman of Battle Creek. Miss Clarabelle Francisco, sister of the bridegroom, was a bridesmaid and Dale Spooner, brother of the bride, was best man. Both Mr. and Mrs. Francisco are graduates of Marshall high school. He is engaged in farming and she is employed at Kellogg’s in Battle Creek. They are residing near Ceresco.

Source: Battle Creek Enquirer, April 13, 1947.