Matrimonial News from 1893

Clifford Ball, late of Ballston, but now a railway postal clerk, was recently married to Miss Jessie McGrew at Monmouth. (Oregon Statesman, December 22, 1893)

Walter R. Brown, a well known young business man of this city, was married Wednesday to Miss Jessie B. Tyler, at the home of the bride’s parents in Burlington, Vt. After a month spent in visiting Eastern cities, Mr. and Mrs. Brown will be at home for the summer at the Lake Minnetonka residence, “The Trossachs.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 23, 1893)

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Short News Items from 1892

Mrs. Alvin Holmes and son and Mrs. James Casterline are visiting the family of Rev. Frank Doty of Avoca. (Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, February 18, 1892)

Newton Frakes and E.V. McGrew, of Portland, have been visiting their old Perrydale home. (Salem Statesman Journal, August 12, 1892)

E.V. McGrew, of Victoria, has been on a visit to relatives at Perrydale. (Oregon Statesman, December 2, 1892)

Wat. Rorick went to Canandaigua, Mich. last Tuesday morning, to be gone about two months. He ordered the News to follow him so as to be posted on home happenings. (The Caldwell News, December 22, 1892)

Short News Items from 1888

J.W. McGrew, of Perrydale, and his brother, Lou, of Eastern Oregon, have gone to Los Angeles, Cal., for the brother’s health. It is feared he has that dread disease consumption. (Oregon Statesman Journal, March 22, 1888)

Watt Rorick sold the best car load of wheat that has been brought to the city this fall, so the grain merchants say, and got the best price for in, 80½ cents a bushel. Watt has been extremely lucky. (The Caldwell News, September 26, 1888)

Watt Rorick, clerk in the post office book store, started for his old home in Wisconsin last night. from appearances, it is supposed that Mrs. Rorick will accompany him back. (The Caldwell News, October 10, 1888)

On USS Iowa

Two Medford men, Sgt. Henry G. McCullough, U.S. Marine corps, and Jerald J. McGrew, U.S. Mavy radarman, are aboard the battleship USS Iowa in Korean waters, a navy release reports. Sgt. McCullough is the son Mr. and Mrs. H.A. McCullough, 122 Willamette. McGrew is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin W. McGrew, Route 2, Medford. Ernest L. Kitsmiller, of Prospect, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scotty H. McCollum, is also on the Iowa. He is an apprentice seaman.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, June 29, 1952.

Betrothal News Is Made Known

Ashland—Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Gillette, 600 Clover lane, announce the engagement of their daughter, Patrica Mae, to Eddie Lee McGrew, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. McGrew, 1433 East McAndrews road, Medford.

Miss Gillette was graduated from Ashland High school in 1960 and is employed by Hadley’s Apparel, Medford. Her fiance is a student at Oregon State college, Corvallis, and both young people plan to attend that school in the fall.

Their wedding will take place in the summer.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, April 23, 1961.

John Curtis McGrew

Funeral services for John Curtis McGrew, 52, who died Friday, will be held in Conger-Morris chapel at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Norman J. Tully, of the Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, officiating. Committal will be in Siskiyou Memorial park.

Mr. McGrew was born Aug. 28, 1903, in Langley, Wash. On Oct. 13, 1934, in Talent he was married to Eleanor Lynch,, who survives. He had made his home here since 1910.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Budd Carr, Contra Costa, Calif.; two brothers, Melvin and Elroy, both of Medford; one niece and two nephews.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, December 18, 1955.

Phoebe McGrew

McGREW—At the residence, 988 Union avenue north, September 13, Phoebe McGrew, age 74 years; beloved mother of Miss Jessie E. Ball and Miss Florence McGrew, both of this city; Mrs. Mable Briner, Mrs. Curtis McGrew, both of Talent, Or. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 18, at 3 p.m., at the chapel of Miller & Tracey.

Source: Oregon Daily Journal, September 16, 1919.

Florence J. McGrew

McGREW—At Vancouver, Wash., Feb. 26, Florence J. McGrew, aged 43 years; sister of Mrs. Jennie E. Ball of this city, Miss Mabel Briner and C.A. McGrew, residing at Talent, Or.; member of Rose City Eastern Star. The funeral services will take place at the conservatory chapel of the East Side Funeral Directors, 414 East Alder st., at 2:30 P.M., Thursday, March 2. Friends invited. Concluding services at the Portland Crematorium.

Source: Portland Oregonian, February 28, 1922.

60th Anniversary Of County Couple To Be Celebrated

Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Briner of Wagner Creek will be honored on their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, March 7, with an open house at the home of Mr. Briner’s nephew, Melvin McGrew, and Mrs. McGrew, 995 South Oakdale avenue, Medford.  Friends and relatives are invited to call between 1 and 5 o’clock.

The Briners, who have lived in the county for many years, were married in the Willamette valley.

Relatives who will gather for the affair will include Mr. Briner’s brother, Marion Briner of Bandon, Ore., and a niece and nephew of the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Arley Libbey of Portland.

Source:  Medford Mail Tribune, March 5, 1948.