Business & Professional Notices from 1917

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Farmers’ National Bank was held at the banking rooms in Sussex Tuesday afternoon. Directors elected were: Charles G. Wilson, Theodore F. Northrup, Frank Holbert, Samuel S. Vandruff, Elihu Adams, William A. Roy, James R. Kincaid, Ford W. Margarum, J. Merritt Willson. The directors organized by electing Ford W. Margarum president; Frank Holbert, cashier; and Theodore M. Holbert, assistant cashier. (Middletown Times Press, January 13, 1917)

The big store is now conducted by M.F. Loosley and sons. The three sons, Harold A., Edward and Harry R., assuming a partnership with their father dating from January 1, 1917. (Portola Sentinel, January 27, 1917)

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Short News Items from 1915

T.E. Mackrell, superintendent of the C. & E., division will return Friday morning with the family on Erie train No. 7 from Warwick, N.Y., where his daughter, Miss Helen Mackrell, was buried. (Huntington Herald, January 7, 1915)

George Strickland, assistant cashier of the First National bank, left last evening for Minneapolis where he will spend today on business. (Bemidji Daily Pioneer, January 18, 1915)

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Business & Professional Notices from 1913

LITTLE INTEREST IN U.S. PAPERS: August Donath, superintendent of documents in the government printing office, last night, before the District of Columbia Library Association, deplored the little interest taken in United States papers by some educational institutions, and spoke of the need of new methods of distribution. Robert A. Church, of the Navy Department, spoke on “Ship Libraries of the United States Navy.” Alton P. Tisdel, Dr. Henry J. Harris, George F. Bowerman, and Willard O. Waters also spoke. (Washington Post, January 16, 1913)

C.A. McGrew came down from Wagner Butte, where he has a quartz came, recently, and he is showing some samples of ore that look pretty good. There shows up quite a sprinkling of tulurian and other metals, while the assay of some pieces shows as high as $300 a ton. (Ashland Tidings, February 20, 1913)

Clarion — The biggest real estate deal ever made in the history of Wright county was made last week when W.C. Tyrrell and his son exchanged farms. The son owned a large farm near Latimer and the father, well known throughout the county and state, owned a farm of nearly 2,000 acres two miles south of Belmont [sic]. They traded farms, the value of the latter farm near Belmond being placed at $80,000. (Correctionville News, February 6, 1913)

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)

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.