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 1904

Charley Armstrong is up from Irvington today with the carcass of a large wolf which he trapped and secured. (Algona Advance, January 14, 1904)

Homer Drumm, who have [sic] been sick with lagrippe, is able to be out again. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, February 4, 1904)

Tracy Walling came up from Portland last night to attend the funeral of his brother, Fred Walling, at Zena this afternoon. (Salem Capital Journal, February 24, 1904)

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Short News Items from 1903

Albert Holbein, of Perry street, has removed to the Henry Munson place near Ellis station. (Zanesville Times Recorder, February 25, 1903)

Lorin Walling has been sorely afflicted with inflammatory rheumatism. (Polk County Itemizer, July 3, 1903)

Mr. T.R. Kelly, wife and boy have been spending a generous portion of the hot weather in the canyon, literally wallowing in the delights of nature. (Springville Independent, August 6, 1903)

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Business and Professional Notices from 1903

T.R. Kelly, has opened a wall paper and paint room in connection with his drug store, which contains a large and excellent stock of paper in the newest designs, and paint of every shade and color, and the best in the market. (Springville Independent, April 23, 1903)

SPRAYING CASE.—The case against Enos Walling, who was charged by the deputy horticultural inspector with failing to spray his trees, was yesterday dismissed in the probate court, as Mr. Walling is now spraying his trees and that is all the authorities desire.  (Idaho Statesman, May 9, 1903)

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Short News Items from 1902

The crack shots of the vicinity contested for honors and an oyster supper in a shooting match, blue rock pigeons being used as targets. Frank Boehringer and Lorin Walling were the captains. Loyd Hunt carried off the honors with a score of five birds out of six shots. The winning side and their partners were feasted to oysters in Lincoln warehouse. A pleasant evening was spent in games, but the oysters gave out and Mr. Boehringer and Mr. Duncan have not been heard from since. (Polk County Itemizer, January 17, 1902)

D.A. Baxter, principal of the public schools at Meridian, is in the city to attend the county teachers’ meeting. (Idaho Statesman, February 9, 1902)

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It Was A Canard

Reported Kidnapping of a Citizen Not Founded On Fact.


An Independent Reporter, After An Exciting Chase, Finally Runs to Earth the Rumor That Mr. T.R. Kelly Had Been the Victim of Foul Play—Graphic Story of the Affair.

Late last Tuesday evening this city was thrown into a mild state of excitement by the report that Mr. T.R. Kelly, a rising and much respected young pedagogue, the leader of the Silver Cornet Band and an all round good fellow, had mysteriously disappeared at about the hour of 9:30. An investigation was at once ordered, but owing to the lateness of the hour little could be done. A friend of Mr. Kelly, however, stated that in his opinion the gentleman was safe in the arms of Morpheus. Just who Morpheus was, or that individual’s relationship to Mr. Kelly, was not known, but the authorities determined to wait for daylight, and in the meantime hope for the best.

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T.R. Kelly Of Canton Writes Of Experiences

“We always think of the old home town and the old friends and have concluded that the best way to keep in touch with them was to get the paper regularly,” writes T.R. Kelly, district manager of the Maccabees Great Camp for Ohio, who is now situated at Canton, Ohio.

Mr. Kelly lived in Springville for a number of years and conducted a drug store here. He also taught school in this city, and has a great many friends who will be glad to hear of him.

Continuing Mr. Kelly writes:

“It might be of interest to know that we are enjoying our stay in Ohio very much. The country is beautiful and full of interest to all of us. We are extremely busy and consequently happy. My work includes the eastern part of the state and gives an opportunity for trips to points of interest that are most enjoyable. We have made weekend trips to Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo and Niagara Falls as well as to many other places of more local interest. One visit that interested me very much was to Kirkland, Ohio, where the first temple built by the Latter-day Saints still stands in excellent preservation. It is a veritable mecca, for scarcely a day passes that someone from Utah, or workers in the mission field do not stop to get inspiration from this truly beautiful and wonderful of building. The day before my visit at Kirtland Dr. George Brimhall and party camped over night on the temple grounds. A short time ago we had the pleasure of a visit from one of our Springville boys, Nephi Dowdell, who is located in Marion, Ohio. Like most of our energetic and intelligent boys, Nephi is making good.

“Louise graduated from Mount Union College in June and plans to enter the Prince School in Boston, Mass., in September. Maurice will enter Mount Union College as a freshman this year.

“The wonderful industrial development of this section has been a revelation to me. Here in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania is the world center the steel and iron industry, and here also are the largest potteries in the world. Here too is such a mixture and mingling of races and nationalities as would make the Tower of Babel look like a Sunday School class. We will look forward to the coming of your paper.”

Source: Springville Herald, August 20, 1926.

Springville Drug Will Buy It Back

You assume no risk when you buy Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. T.R. Kelly will refund your money if you are not satisfied after using it. It is everywhere admitted to be the most successful remedy in use for bowel complaints and the only one that never fails. It is pleasant, safe and reliable.

Source: Springville Independent, July 23, 1903.

Some Short Death Notices

A news dispatch last week reported the death of John Bradbury at his home in Wallace. Mr. Bradbury was at one time cashier of the Kendrick State Bank. (Kendrick Gazette, October 3, 1919)

Newton Frakes, who died near Mitchell, Crook county, Oregon, on the 26th of last month, was born and raised in Polk county, where he has many friends. He was about 40 years of age, and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. (Independence Enterprise, January 24, 1895)

Graveside services and a Masonic ritual will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Zena Cemetery for Jesse S. Gilkey, Dayton, and his son, James, Eugene, whose bodies were found recently in a crashed plane in the Cascades.  Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Simons & Lounsbury Funeral Home at Eugene.  (Salem Statesman Journal, June 10, 1965)

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