Birth Announcements from the Early 1900s

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Palmer Saturday, a son. (Clare Sentinel, December 26, 1901)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Groover at the home of her mother, Mrs. J.R. Plumley, of this village on Monday, a six pound girl. Dr. J.W. Bachelor reports mother and child doing nicely. (Oxford Leader and Globe, July 22, 1904)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Groover, Saturday, a baby girl. (Oxford Leader and Globe, October 27, 1905)

Relatives received word Saturday of the arrival of the stork at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Milne, in Wheaton, Ill., a daughter. Congratulations are very much in order. (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 16, 1907)

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Give Hallowe’en Party


Complimentary to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Gunkle of South Bend, the Misses June, Fern, and Mary Ayres, sisters of Mrs. Gunkle, entertained a company of friends last evening at their home in Miami avenue. The affair was a Hallowe’en party and the home was most attractively decorated with autumn leaves, pumpkin heads, cornshocks and Hallowe’en figures. Games, contests and dancing were enjoyed during the evening and an appropriate lunch was served at a late hour. Included in the company were Mary Sturkeon, May Grady, Charlotte Monohan, Maud Hinneman, Lillian Tanguy, Mrs. Roy Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Harry White, Mr. and Mrs. William Rehm, Carl Pensel, Tom Grady, Otto Hess, Dewey Studebaker, and Paul Dodds.

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune, October 31, 1916.


Mary Ayres Studebaker, 22 years of age, wife of Dewey Studebaker, died this morning at 12:45 at her home in 411 Hanna street after a lingering illness. 

She is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ayres, five sisters, Mrs. Gale [sic] Gunkle, Mrs. June Dodds, and Fern, Elizabeth and Dorothy Ayres and two brothers, Leon and Robert.  No funeral arrangements have yet been made.

SourceLogansport Pharos-Tribune, December 31, 1918. 


Miss June Geraldine Ayres and Paul Quincy Dodds were united in marriage this morning at 11 o’clock at the parsonage of the Ninth Street Christian church, Rev. R.E. Edwards officiating. The usual ring ceremony was used and the attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Guy Gunkle, the latter being a sister of the bride. Mrs. Dodds was attractive in a suit of midnight blue and a hat to match. After the ceremony the couple for Gary, where they will reside, Mr. Dodds being employed in the steel mills there. The bride has always lived in Logansport and has many friends among the young people and is a very fine vocalist, having been a member of the choir of the Ninth Street Christian church for several year, and her departure to another city is much regretted by her many friends.

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune, November 12, 1917.