Springville Society

Springville, Dec. 9.—Last Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Deal entertained about twenty friends at cards. The occasion was a farewell party in honor of Mr. W.P. Rorick, who has been here for several weeks on a visit to his daughters, Mrs. T.R. Kelly and Mrs. Roe Deal. Refreshments were served at 11 o’clock, and the evening proved very pleasant for all hands. Mr. Rorick returned to his home in Kansas Wednesday morning.

Source: Salt Lake Herald, December 10, 1899.

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Former Residents Observe Golden Wedding Anniversary in Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Roe A. Deal, old time residents of Springville, now making their home in Glendale, Calif., this week celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home there.  A dinner party attended by closes friends and relatives including Mr. Deal’s nephew, Algernon A. Redford and Miss Naomi Deal, marked the occasion.

Mr. Deal was born in Springville.  His grandfather, John Deal, was one of the early settlers of this town and his father, R.A. Deal, was the second white man born in this city.

Mrs. Deal, the former Louise Rorick, was born in Michigan and came to Springville in May 1895 to visit her sister, Mrs. T.R. Kelly, and met her future husband.

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Elizabeth M. Kelly

The eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Kelly died, Sunday, after a very severe illness.  This was the second death in the family in a week, disease having robbed the parents of both their children.  Both were exceptionally bright little folks.

Source:  Springville Independent, October 18, 1900.

Funeral Services Today for Former Resident

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise “Mattie” Rorick Deal, 78, wife of Roe A. Deal, formerly of Springville who died in Glendale, Calif., last Wednesday, following a short illness, will be held in the Third-Ninth ward chapel today at 2 p.m. Bishop V.C. Mendenhall will be in charge. Burial will be in the Evergreen cemetery directed by A.Y. Wheeler and Son Mortuary.

Friends may call and meet the family at the chapel at 1 p.m. until time of services.

Funeral services were held in the Little Church of the Flowers at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif., last Friday. The service was conducted by J.S. Worsely, assisted by Richard Thorn, formerly of Springville. Mrs. Cora Thorn Bird, also a former Springville resident, was soloist.

Mrs. Deal was born in Morenic [sic], Mich., August 8, 1872. She came to Springville in 1895, to visit her sister, Mrs. T.R. Kelly and met Mr. Deal. They were married in Springville in 1898 and celebrated their Golden Wedding in Glendale, Calif., on December 31, 1948.

Mr. and Mrs. Deal purchased the Rosemary Fruit Farm in 1907 and operated it until 1920, when they sold the farm to A.W. Cherrington and moved to California, where they have resided since.

While living here, Mrs. Deal served as president of the Home Culture Club and both Mr. and Mrs. Deal have many friends in and near this city.

They had no children of their own but reared a niece, Mrs. Margaret Kelly Smith; also another nice [sic], Miss Louise Kelly lived with them.

Source: Springville Herald, March 22, 1951.

Kelly-Milliken Nuptial

Mrs. Mary Kelly, daughter of Mrs. Frank Groover and the late Mr. Grover [sic], former Oxford residents, was married to Paul Milliken at Lansing, Sept. 2. Dr. R.M. Bartlett officiated at the 3 o’clock service in the chapel of the Plymouth Congregational church at Lansing. A bouquet of red roses accented the bride’s navy blue costume. Attending the couple were the bride’s cousin and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Libby of Lansing. A reception at the Libby home was held during the evening of the ceremony.

Source:  Lake Orion Review, September 22, 1950.

Mary Groover & Lawrence Kelly

The marriage of Miss Mary Groover of Oxford and Lawrence W. Kelly of Flint took place last Saturday at 8 o’clock at 141 S. Cedar street. Rev. Mary E. Giltner performed the ceremony with Miss Eva W. Page of Traverse City and Allen Kelley [sic], brother of the bridegroom, of Flint, as the only attendants.

The bride was prettily gowned in white silk crepe and lace, and her bouquet was of lilies of the valley and roses. The young people left later on a brief wedding trip, and as a traveling costume the bride wore a gown of green and white with a coat and hat of corresponding shades. Upon their return after Jul 1 they will reside at 312 Walnut street, Flint.

Out-of-town guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. W. Kelly of Flint and J.L. Snyder of Wisconsin. Mrs. Kelly has been employed at the capitol, while Mr. Kelly is leader of an orchestra in Flint.

Source: Lansing State Journal, June 8, 1927.

Thomas Rollo Kelly

KELLY, THOMAS R.  On Wednesday, July 19, 1939, THOMAS R. KELLY, husband of Marselle M. Kelly and father of H.M. Kelly, of New York City, Maurice Kelly, of Denver Colo., Mrs. Margaret Smith, of Phoenix, Ariz., Miss Laura [sic] Kelly of New York City, and Miss Andre Chausee.  Remains resting at Chambers Co. funeral home, 1400 Chapin st. nw until 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20.  Interment Springville, Utah.

Source:  Washington Post, July 20, 1939.

Small Town News—Salt Lake City

SPRINGVILLE — Work began this week on a handsome new brick residence for Roe Deal.  (Salt Lake Herald, March 14, 1900)

SPRINGVILLE — Roe A. Deal and wife left for their home in Alberta, Canada, yesterday afternoon.  They came down to the funeral of Mr. Deal’s father some few weeks ago.  (Salt Lake Herald, September 23, 1903)

SPRINGVILLE — Mrs. Roe Deal was a Salt Lake visitor for a few days this week.  (Salt Lake Herald-Republican, February 27, 1910)

Springville — The Women’s club members were guests of the Ladies’ Literary Club Friday at the home of Mrs. T.R. Kelly.  Refreshments were served by the hostess, assisted by Mrs. Roe Deal. (Salt Lake Herald-Republican, November 28, 1909)