Short News Items from 1950

Kenneth Gunton is slowly improving at his home following four weeks in Nesbitt Memorial Hospital where he submitted to an operation. (Wilkes-Barre Record, January 21, 1950)

Miss Mary Eveland, student nurse at Memorial Hospital, Easton, was a recent weekend guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Eveland. (Easton Star-Democrat, January 25, 1950)

Maj. Thomas Eveland, Washington, D.C., spent the weekend with his family here. (Easton Star-Gazette, January 27, 1950)

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Talent Native, 83, Passes on Saturday

Talent—George Andrew Briner, 83, who was born July 14, 1868 in Talent, died Saturday at a local hospital.  He had lived in Oregon his entire life.

Mr. Briner was a blacksmith for 60 years until his health forced him to retire.  His wife died only a few weeks before he did, on Nov. 22, 1951.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elfa Long, Talent, a son, Lyle Briner, Prospect, a brother, Marion Briner, Coquille, Ore., a granddaughter, Mrs. Rose Ditsworth, Talent, and three grandchildren.

Services will be conducted from Litwiller Funeral home, Ashland, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Source:  Medford Mail Tribune, December 31, 1951.

Lifelong Oregonian Dies at Wagner Home

Ashland, 24—Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Briner, 81, who died Thursday at her home on Wagner creek, will be held here Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Litwiller funeral home.  The Rev. Earl Downing will be in charge of services and interment will be in Stearns cemetery, Talent.

Mrs. Briner was born Feb. 10, 1870, at Lincoln, Polk county, Oregon, and was married March 7, 1888, to George H. Briner, who survives.  She had been a resident of the Wagner creek area for most of the past 57 years.

Other survivors include a daughter, Elfa Long, Talent; a son, Lyle, Prospect; a sister, Mrs. C.A. Bell, Portland, one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.

Source:  Medford Mail Tribune, November 25, 1951.

John Briner

John Lyle Briner, 72, died Saturday at his home, 784 A st., Ashland.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Litwiller’s Mountain View chapel, with the Rev. Wendell Herbison officiating.

The body will lie in state until the time of the funeral and interment will be in Stearns cemetery in Talent.

Mr. Briner was born July 7, 1890, in Perrydale, Ore. He lived in the Rogue valley for 70 years.

He was married to Alta Scott in Yreka, Calif., in August 1918. Survivors include Mrs. Briner, a daughter, Mrs. Richard Ditsworth, Talent; a sister, Mrs. Elfa Long, Talent; and three grandchildren, Norman and Wayne Ditsworth, both with the U.S. Navy; and Glenda Ditsworth, Talent.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, July 30, 1962.