Short News Items from 1929

Several charming luncheon parties were held at the Samovar Friday, March 8. Mrs. G.H. Milne of New York City has as her guests Dr. Rorick Bennett, Mrs. George Rorick Clarke and Mrs. S.K. Porter of South Pasadena, and Mrs. Willard O. Waters of San Marino. (South Pasadena Foothill Review, March 15, 1929)

Eugene Groover, of Lapeer and Glenn Groover were down Sunday to eat dinner with Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Kessell and to help little Marshall Eugene Groover celebrate his birthday. He carried his cak[e] to the table with three lighted candles on it. Mrs. Groover returned home with them feeling much improved. (Oxford Leader, March 29, 1929)

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Short News Items from 1923

Johnnie Wallace, who is attending Gallaudet College at Washington, D.C., writes that he is out of the basket ball playing this season on account of a badly sprained ankle and a broken bone under the arch of his right foot, caused by playing foot ball. (Nezperce Herald, January 18, 1923)

Mrs. William Moore Rorick of Detroit is visiting in the Lucien Mueller home while her daughter, Mrs. Mueller, is in the Decatur and Macon County hospital. (Decatur Herald and Review, March 11, 1923)

Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Sutton, Marion Sutton and Mrs. Ellen Rogers spent Thursday afternoon with their daughter and niece, Mrs. Mattie Brodt. (Oxford Leader, March 23, 1923)

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Wedding News from the 1910s

In compliment to Miss Merle Wood cashier of the Wesley Co., who is to marry Charles Alverson, an attaché of the Wesley Co., the lady associate workers of Miss Wood Monday evening gave her a shower in the rooms of Olive Mueller and Kathryn Miller at the home of Mrs. Traverse. There was a pleasant time socially with refreshments. Miss Wood was presented with a half dozen solid silver teaspoons by her co-workers. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 18, 1910)

Wayland: Mr. and Mrs. Amos Mauchmar returned Sunday night from their wedding trip. (Otsego Union, January 20, 1910)

The Fraternal Brotherhood Tuesday night gave Ersel Walling and his bride a reception, supper and dance. All had an enjoyable time. (Lompoc Record, September 30, 1910)

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Short News Items from 1940

Mason Sickler, of Falls, was a business man in town Tuesday.  He had picked up a young man who was hitch-hiking from New Orleans to Syracuse.  Having started only last Saturday, he was making good time.  (Tunkhannock New Age, May 23, 1940)

News from the San Diego social front states that Dr. and Mrs. William Leroy Garth will forgo their usual summer trip in favor of open house, for they have received word that their daughter and her husband, the Thomas Dammans (Harle Garth), and little Tommy Jr. will arrive from Hartford, Conn., in August for an extended visit.  (Chicago Tribune, May 26, 1940)

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Short News Items from 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Horton C. Rorick of Toledo, who are spending the season at the Everglades Club, entertain there frequently, and on Thursday evening at the regular dinner dance, asked a number of their friends to join them. (Palm Beach Post, February 10, 1929)

Ceilan Rorick had enjoyed a dip in the pool and was joined by Thomas Kenny and Horton C. Rorick. Mr. and Mrs. Horton C. Rorick had for dinner guests at the Everglades Sunday evening: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. Ceilan Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. G. Bryan Pitts, Richard McAllister and John Raskob. (Palm Beach Post, March 19, 1929)

Mr. and Mrs. Horton C. Rorick were on the beach with Miss Mary Kenny, who left them early to join the happy swimming group which included William Kenny, Thomas Kenny and John J. Raskob. (Palm Beach Post, March 26, 1929)

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Short News Items from 1927

Lucien Mueller left Tuesday for Ithaca, N.Y., where he will attend the graduation exercises of his brother, Clarence, and also the ten year reunion of his class at Cornell university. Mr. Mueller will return to Decatur June 27. (Decatur Herald, June 8, 1927)

Mr. and Mrs. John Toews had as their guests on Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Preston of Grande Ronde, Mr. and Mrs. John Harris of Garibaldi, and J.S. Hiatt who is working at Blodgett. On Monday a granddaughter, Mrs. W.C. Harris and small son of Fresno, California, arrived for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Toews. (Salem Statesman Journal, June 23, 1927)

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Short News Items from 1925

Mrs. William Rorick of Detroit is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Lucien Mueller. She came down for the holidays. (Decatur Herald, January 5, 1925)

Miss Dena [sic] Loosley and niece, Jeanie, from Portola, visited relatives here Sunday. (Feather River Bulletin, February 5, 1925)

Little Ila Mae Loosley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Loosley, is recovering from a light attack of measles. (Feather River Bulletin, February 5, 1925)

Mrs. Harold Loosley is ill with measles at her home here. (Reno Gazette-Journal, February 11, 1925)

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Matrimonial News from 1918

Mr. and Mrs. Willard C. McConnell announce the engagement of their daughter, Cleantha Parke, to Wylllis Osborn Dodge of Lansing. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 7, 1918)

Mrs. William Moore Rorick announces the marriage of her daughter, Mrs. Claribel Rorick McGraw, to Lieut. L.W Mueller, of the ordinance department, in the Central Methodist church, in the presence of the immediate families, Lieut. R.W. Baldwin, of the signal corps, being the only attendant. Lieut. and Mrs. Mueller will reside in Decatur, Ill., where Lieut. Mueller is engaged with the Mueller Manufacturing company. (Detroit Free Press, March 22, 1918)

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$800,000 Estate

Mrs. Lucien Mueller Leaves Bulk of Amount to Brother-in-Law

Mrs. Claribel Mueller, widow of Lucien Mueller, former chairman of the board of the Mueller Co., left an estimated estate of $800,000.

According to a petition to admit the will to probate, filed in County Court, person property amounts to $650,000 and real estate $150,000.

According to the terms of the will the bulk of the estate, Mueller Co. stock, is left to a brother-in-law, Frank H. Mueller for his lifetime.

The will also provides for gifts to be made to Decatur and Macon County Hospital and the First Presbyterian Church.

The amount of the gifts cannot be determined until after state and federal inheritance taxes are set and paid.

The will also provides for the gift of personal items of Mrs. Mueller to several friends.

Mrs. Mueller died March 19 after an illness of several years.

Source: Decatur Daily Review, April 3, 1962.