Short News Items from 1959

Mrs. E.E. McGrew called in last week to say she thought the postman on their route was wonderful. He delivered a package, colored slides which had been sent to Hollywood to be developed, which was addressed only to “Mrs. E.E.” Since it didn’t even say Medford, Mrs. McGrew wasn’t quite sure how it had even arrived in the city. When Postman Ivan Lantz arrived at the McGrew’s door with the package, he said “This must be for you – you people are the only ones I know who receive this kind of mail from Hollywood.” The McGrews, who lived at 1433 East McAndrews road, would have been sorry indeed to have the slides lost, for they had been taken during the holidays. (Medford Mail Tribune, January 25, 1959)

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Laser entertained at dinner Easter Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Laser, son Howard and guests Mr. and Mrs. John Rorick and Joan of Seneca, Mrs. Josephine Farquhar of Morenci, Miss Norma Jean Bellinger of Seward, Ohio. (Adrian Daily Telegram, April 1, 1959)


Short News Items from 1935

A birthday dinner in honor of Mrs. Mabel Briner was given at her home, February 20. Guests were: Mr. and Mrs. C.A. McGrew, Mrs. Ella Mae McGrew, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Briner and daughter, Rose Elfa, Mrs. Elfa Green, and a sister of Mrs. Briner who is visiting her from Portland. (Medford Mail Tribune, February 22, 1935)

Mrs. Clara Chrysler, Mrs. Fred Donnally and daughter Deborah Jane, Miss Helen Chrysler, Columbus, and Mrs. Karl Eschman, Granville, spent Sunday and Monday with Mrs. Ella Frazier and other relatives. Mrs. Chrysler is a sister of Mrs. Frazier. (Zanesville Times Record, November 13, 1935)

McGrews Home

Mr. and Mrs. E.E. McGrew, 1433 East McAndrews road, returned Thursday evening from a two-week trip to California, Arizona and Mexico. At Phoenix they visited Mrs. McGrew’s brother, Al Ruland, a former resident, and his family.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, April 10, 1955.

Business and Professional News from the 1930s

C.H. Rorick of Morenci sold a team of grace Belgian horses weight 3800 pounds to a Hudson man for $600. (Archbold Buckeye, May 16, 1932)

C. Rorick, who is Lenawee county appraiser for the Home Loan Bank, Battle Creek, is working in the Kalamazoo district this week.  (Morenci Observer, November 2, 1933)

Olin Barlow, Elroy McGrew, Curtis McGrew, Ralph Williams, Amos Williams, Henry Slagle and Cliff Green are employed by the Skeeter Bros. clearing land for a mining company on Graves creek. (Medford Mail Tribune, February 22, 1935)

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McGrews Home

Mr. and Mrs. E.E. McGrew, 1433 East McAndrews road, returned Thursday evening from a two-week trip to California, Arizona and Mexico. At Phoenix they visited Mrs. McGrew’s brother, Al Ruland, a former resident, and his family.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, April 10, 1955.

Prospect Couple Announce Troth Of Miss McGrew

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin W. McGrew, Prospect, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marjorie, to Wendell Vaughn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Vaughn, Trail. No date has been set for the wedding.

Mr. Vaughn, boatswain’s mate first class in the navy, is now at Ft. Pierce, Fla., after spending the holidays in the county with his parents.

Miss McGrew is a senior in Prospect high school.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, January 13, 1946.

Untitled (Dilla Walling Grubbs)

GRUBBS—At the family home, Selba, California, Saturday, December 5, 1903, at 4 o’clock p.m., Dill [sic] Loraine Walling-Grubb [sic], aged 42 years, 7 months and 25 days, while undergoing a surgical operation.

Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, of Zena, Polk county, and was born April 12, 1861. She was a member of the Methodist church and a devoted Christian. In 1886 she was united in marriage to L.B. Grubbs, formerly of Polk county. Besides a bereaved husband she leaves one son, Harold. She was a sister of Mrs. S.S. Gimble, of this city; Mrs. O.S. Pomeroy, of Woodburn; Mrs. F.W. Peaslee, of Zena; John, Jesse and Grant Walling of Lincoln, Polk county; B.F. Walling of Nampa, Idaho; Mrs. Olive Morris, Seattle, Washington; Mrs. Stella Johnson, Mrs. Pheba [sic] McGrew, Jennie Glandon, of Portland, and Mrs. W.M. Toner, of Yaquina, Oregon. She has a host of friends who will mourn her demise very deeply.

Source: Oregon Statesman, December 11, 1903.

Marjorie McGrew, Wendell Vaughn Wedded at Chapel

In a ceremony held last Saturday evening at the Chapel of the Rocks and Roses, Miss Marjorie Alice McGrew became the bride of Wendell M. Vaughn. The bride’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Melvin McGrew, 995 South Oakdale avenue, and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Vaughn of Trail.

The double-ring ceremony was performed by Rev. D.E. Millard in a setting of garden flowers. Soloist was Mrs. Ernest Lytle, accompanied by Mrs. Millard, and Mrs. Millard played the wedding marches.

Miss McGrew, whose father gave her in marriage, was gowned in white net and lace over taffeta. The dress was designed with a long train and was worn with a finger-tip length veil falling from a tiara of seed pearls. Her bouquet was of bride’s roses and stephanotis.

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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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Short News Items from 1939

Curtis McGrew and Andy Briner are cutting wood for Wm. Roberts up at the Wagner Gap. (Medford Mail Tribune, January 3, 1939)

PORTOLA, Calif., March 3.—Miss Barbara Loosley and Miss Lala [sic] Loosley, who have been residing in Portola with their grandmother, Mrs. H.A. Weir, have returned to their home in Beckwourth. (Nevada State Journal, March 4, 1939)

Mrs. Eleanor McGrew and daughter, Jean, have moved to Yocolt [sic], Wash., where Mr. McGrew is working. (Medford Mail Tribune, June 13, 1939)

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