Short News Items from 1925

Mrs. E.E. Spear entertained Tuesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Maurice Spear. The time was spent socially and Miss Lorena Johnson favored the company with music. Decorations in keeping with the season were attractive and refreshments were service. The guests were Mrs. G.H. Rorick, Mrs. C.H. Rorick, Mrs. Curtis Rorick, Mrs. Mary Rorick, Mrs. Frank Tayloe, Mrs. Fred non [sic], Mrs. William Poucher, Mrs. George Pratt, Mrs. Paul Spear, Mrs. Kenneth Spear and Mrs. Richard Rogers. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 2, 1925)

Curtis Rorick lost one of his best milk cows by a straw stack falling on her, Saturday night. (Morenci Observer, January 15, 1925)

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Card of Thanks

Words cannot express my heartfelt gratitude for the many kindnesses and assistances rendered during the illness and passing of my father. For the beautiful floral offerings, to the minister for his comforting words, to the singers and pallbearers. May God bless you all. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Moll.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, August 5, 1941.

William Jones

William Jones died this morning at 229 East Henry Street after several months illness. He was 86 years old.

Mr. Jones was born June 26, 1855, one of ten children of Orlando and Mary Jones at Cooperstown, N.Y. In 1877 he moved to Michigan settling in Lenawee county. He moved to his present Henry Street home in Adrian in 1902.

He was preceded in death by his wife Susie five years ago. Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Joseph Moll with whom he lived, one brother Charles Jones of Hudson and two sisters Mrs. Cora Drane of Albany, N.Y., and Mrs. Evelyn Steele of Litchfield Springs, N.Y.

The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Everiss Funeral Home, the Rev. Cassius John officiating. The burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery in Hudson.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, July 31, 1941.

Mrs. A.J. Wood Died From Burns Suffered In Stove Explosion

No. McKenzie Street Woman Passed Away Last Night in Emma L. Bixby Hospital

2 Rescuers Also Burned

Explosion Blew Out Downstairs in House and Lifted Rugs From Floor

Mrs. Andrew J. Wood, aged 73 years, died at 8:30 o’clock last evening in the Emma L. Bixby hospital from burns she suffered about 2:25 o’clock yesterday afternoon in the explosion of a gas stove in the kitchen of her home at 204 North McKenzie Street.

Two other persons suffered burns while trying to rescue Mrs. Wood after the explosion. Paul Holloway, 17, employed by the Ward Motor Service on the St. Joseph Street side of the Wood residence, had his eyebrows singed. Mrs. Harold Lovitt, who lives next door on the McKenzie Street side, was painfully burned on her arms as she wrapped the unconscious woman in rugs. She was later attended by Dr. A.B. Hewes.

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Mrs. William Jones

The funeral services for Mrs. William Jones, who died Monday morning in her home at 239 East Henry Street, were held yesterday afternoon in the Everiss Funeral Home. The Rev. W.H. Young officiated and the bearers were Thomas Isaacson, John Isaacson, Joseph Isaacson and Joseph Moll. The burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, June 4, 1936.

Untitled (Mr. and Mrs. William Jones’ 55th Wedding Anniversary)

Mr. and Mrs. William Jones of 229 East Henry street quietly celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last Sunday in their home, where they have lived since 1902. They were married in Morenci, December 24, 1878, and were attended at that time by Mr. and Mrs. Will Furman of Seneca. Mr. Jones was born in Cooperstown, N.Y., June 26, 1855, and Mrs. Jones, who was Susie Rorick Shauger, was born in Sussex, N.Y. [sic], July 10, 1860. They were the parents of two daughters, Pearl Grace who is now Mrs. Joseph Moll of Adrian and Mabel Lavera, who died September 23, 1895, aged ten years. While Mr. Jones is nearly 79 and Mrs. Jones 74 both are quite active for their years.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, December 30, 1933.

Moll-Jones

Miss Pearl G. Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Jones of 229 East Henry street, was married Saturday evening at 8:30 o’clock to Joseph Moll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Moll of Grand Rapids by the Rev. C.M. Gearheart at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage. Mr. Moll has been an employee of the Adrian Knitting company for a number of years. Mr. and Mrs. Moll are to reside on a farm near Lowell, Mich.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, April 13, 1925.

Mr. and Mrs. William Jones

Mr. and Mrs. William Jones of 229 East Henry Street quietly celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last Sunday in their home, where they have lived since 1902. They were married in Morenci, December 24, 1878, and were attended at that time by Mr. and Mrs. Will Furman of Seneca. Mr. Jones was born in Cooperstown, N.Y., June 26, 1855, and Mrs. Jones, who was Miss Susie Rorick Shauger, was born in Sussex, N.Y. [sic], July 10, 1860. They have spent all their married life in Lenawee County. They were the parents of two dauhgters [sic], Pearl Grace who is now Mrs. Joseph Moll of Adrian and Mabel Lavera who died September 23, 1895, aged ten years. While Mr. Jones is nearly 79 years old and Mrs. Jones 74 both are quite active for their years.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, December 30, 1933.