Dobrowskys Hosts on Christmas

Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Dobrowsky entertained a group of relatives over the Christmas holidays. The latter’s mother, Mrs. Margaret Gardner, and Mr. and Mrs. Burle Jones of Berkeley and Mrs. William Holmes from near Redwood City, were house guests. Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Holmes are sisters of Mrs. Dobrowsky.

Completing the party on Christmas day were Mr. and Mrs. Baird Dobrowsky and children, Sherrill and Barry, and Jack Dobrowsky.

Source: Redding Record, December 27, 1939.


Short News Items from 1925

Mrs. E.E. Spear entertained Tuesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Maurice Spear. The time was spent socially and Miss Lorena Johnson favored the company with music. Decorations in keeping with the season were attractive and refreshments were service. The guests were Mrs. G.H. Rorick, Mrs. C.H. Rorick, Mrs. Curtis Rorick, Mrs. Mary Rorick, Mrs. Frank Tayloe, Mrs. Fred non [sic], Mrs. William Poucher, Mrs. George Pratt, Mrs. Paul Spear, Mrs. Kenneth Spear and Mrs. Richard Rogers. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 2, 1925)

Curtis Rorick lost one of his best milk cows by a straw stack falling on her, Saturday night. (Morenci Observer, January 15, 1925)

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A very pretty, but quiet, wedding occurred Wednesday, July 7th, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Jones, of Clarkston, when their youngest daughter, Gladys, was united in marriage to Edward Lee Porritt, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Porritt, of Seymour Lake.  Rev. McKenzie, former Clarkston pastor, now of Flushing, performed the impressive ring ceremony in the presence of thirty-five relatives.

The bridal party entered to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march played by Mrs. Roy Gundry, of Clarkston, and took their place beneath a huge wedding bell, before an arch of roses and peonies with green background.

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Mrs. William Jones

Susie Anna Shanger [sic] was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, July 19, 1860, and passed away Monday, June 1, 1936, at the age of 75 years, ten months and 21 days. She was the daughter of John Leroy and Mary Rorick Shanger [sic] and when a young child moved with her parents to Lenawee County near Morenci. December 25, 1879, she was married to William Jones of Cooperstown, N.Y. To them were born two daughters Pearl Grace, now the wife of Joseph Moll, and Mabel Lavera, who predeceased her mother in death September 23, 1895, at the age of ten years. She was united with the Methodist Episcopal church under the pastorage of Rev. D.H. Ramsdell. She has been a resident of Adrian the last 34 years, coming here from Clayton. Her’s [sic] was a beautiful character, loyal and true and she was loved by all who knew her. She had been frail for some time and for the last two weeks was a patient sufferer until her Savior claimed her for His own. She was preceded in death by two brothers Harry and John and three sisters Miss Ellen, Mrs. Amelia Holmes and Mrs. Lucy Wood, the latter passing just three weeks ago. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. She leaves her sorrowing husband and daughter who will miss her sweet companionship. The funeral was held at the Everiss Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. W.H. Young officiating. She was laid to rest in Maple Grove cemetery in Hudson.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, June 6, 1936.

Card of Thanks

Words cannot express my heartfelt gratitude for the many kindnesses and assistances rendered during the illness and passing of my father. For the beautiful floral offerings, to the minister for his comforting words, to the singers and pallbearers. May God bless you all. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Moll.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, August 5, 1941.

William Jones

William Jones died this morning at 229 East Henry Street after several months illness. He was 86 years old.

Mr. Jones was born June 26, 1855, one of ten children of Orlando and Mary Jones at Cooperstown, N.Y. In 1877 he moved to Michigan settling in Lenawee county. He moved to his present Henry Street home in Adrian in 1902.

He was preceded in death by his wife Susie five years ago. Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Joseph Moll with whom he lived, one brother Charles Jones of Hudson and two sisters Mrs. Cora Drane of Albany, N.Y., and Mrs. Evelyn Steele of Litchfield Springs, N.Y.

The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Everiss Funeral Home, the Rev. Cassius John officiating. The burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery in Hudson.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, July 31, 1941.

Mrs. A.J. Wood Died From Burns Suffered In Stove Explosion

No. McKenzie Street Woman Passed Away Last Night in Emma L. Bixby Hospital

2 Rescuers Also Burned

Explosion Blew Out Downstairs in House and Lifted Rugs From Floor

Mrs. Andrew J. Wood, aged 73 years, died at 8:30 o’clock last evening in the Emma L. Bixby hospital from burns she suffered about 2:25 o’clock yesterday afternoon in the explosion of a gas stove in the kitchen of her home at 204 North McKenzie Street.

Two other persons suffered burns while trying to rescue Mrs. Wood after the explosion. Paul Holloway, 17, employed by the Ward Motor Service on the St. Joseph Street side of the Wood residence, had his eyebrows singed. Mrs. Harold Lovitt, who lives next door on the McKenzie Street side, was painfully burned on her arms as she wrapped the unconscious woman in rugs. She was later attended by Dr. A.B. Hewes.

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John L. Shauger

John L. Shauger, aged 67 years, died this morning at 7:30 o’clock in the home of his stepson, W.J. Isaacson, 226 Ormsby Street, where he has made his home for the last three years. Death resulted after a two week illness with asthma and complications.

Mr. Shauger was born in Canandaigua in 1867. For the last 30 years he has been foreman in the Peerless Fence factory and since the death of his wife three years ago he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Isaacson.

He is survived by one daughter Mrs. Earl Goodrich of Pontiac, four stepsons William J. Isaacson, Thomas and John Isaacson of Adrian and George Isaacson of Tecumseh and two sisters Mrs. Will Jones and Mrs. Andrew Wood of Adrian. A number of grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Isaacson home and the burial will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, March 8, 1935.

Mrs. William Jones

The funeral services for Mrs. William Jones, who died Monday morning in her home at 239 East Henry Street, were held yesterday afternoon in the Everiss Funeral Home. The Rev. W.H. Young officiated and the bearers were Thomas Isaacson, John Isaacson, Joseph Isaacson and Joseph Moll. The burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, June 4, 1936.