Short News Items from 1912

Marion Sutton is with his sister in Detroit in the grip of his old enemy, rheumatism. (Oxford Leader, March 8, 1912)

Mrs. Winnie Fischer, nee Winnie Palmer, of Grayling was called here this week by the severe illness of her brother, Veryl. She was accompanied by her husband. (Clare Sentinel, March 29, 1912)

Mr. George Walling, of Clackamas County, has been troubled recently with thieves. The first was a large panther, which visited his farm on Saturday night and began to make sad havoc among a flock of fine sheep. The varmint was soon killed by Mr. W. and by this time we suppose it has a place in Buchtel & Cardwell’s cabinet of curiosities. The next thief was a two-legged one, who entered the house and appropriated several articles of clothing, etc., of not much value, however. Mr. Walling did not succeed in capturing the last-named “varmint.” (Portland Oregonian, April 24, 1912)

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Short News Items from 1909

Miss Edythe Myers is spending a week with her uncle, Mr. Scott Rochelle of Black Lick. (Columbus Sunday Dispatch, March 28, 1909)

Charles Palmer cut his hand severely while working at the mill. (Clare Sentinel, May 14, 1909)

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Walling are the guests of Mrs. Fannie Walling in Lodi. (Oakland Tribune, May 26, 1909)

Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Van Sickle, of Port Jervis, N.Y., and Earl Leppert, of Little Falls, N.Y., have been guests at the home of Charles Van Sickle, of Warren street. (Pittston Gazette, June 2, 1909)

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J.E. Palmer Life Resident

Jesse E. Palmer, 75, the son of George W. and Allie Van Fleet Palmer, was born January 11, 1889, in Farwell.  He received his education in the old Farwell School, where the Palmer family has had continuous attendance in this school and the new school for 70 years.

His early years were spent in the grocery business with his father, which included horse-drawn wagon service to Gilmore and Nottawa Townships.

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Short News Items from 1906

The foundation work on the Rorick cottage being built on Pacific street is about complete and the frame will be going up on the first of the week. (Oceanside Blade, April 21, 1906)

A.V. And Earl McCarty returned Tuesday from their trip across Salmon river and report a very pleasant time while away. (Camas Prairie Chronicle, August 3, 1906)

Mrs. Rorick and Anna departed last week for Chicago where Anna will enter the Ziegfeld Musical college. (Anamosa Journal, August 30, 1906)

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Short News Items from 1897

Saturday the wind was on a tear in Grand Dalles as well as here. The 6-year-old daughter of Mr. Rorick attempted to go to a point a short distance from the house, when the wind caught her and carried her over a bluff. Her face was quite badly cut, and her left fore arm broken, or rather bent in what is known as a “green-stick” fracture. (The Dalles Daily Chronicle, April 12, 1897)

Miss Hattie Palmer returned home Sunday after a week’s absence in New Haven. (Clare Sentinel, April 16, 1897)

Miss Grace Palmer began teaching the spring term in the Randall school, Monday. (Clare Sentinel, April 16, 1897)

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Mrs. Alice Palmer Laid At Rest Here Saturday Afternoon

Resident of Farwell Sixty-Five Years and Active in Social Circles

On September 30, 1865, a daughter, Alice Rosetta, was born to Daniel and Phoebe Van Fleet, at Milan, Ohio. At the age of sixteen she came to Farwell to make her home and was employed In the post office and for her uncle, Mr. Holden, in the printing office.

November 22, 1887, she was united in marriage to George W. Palmer, at Saginaw. Mr. Palmer at the time was working for Reardons, at Midland, but they soon moved: to Farwell where they continued to make their home until death called them, Mr. Palmer In October, 1941, and Mrs. Palmer December 18, 1946, at the age of eighty-one years, two months and eighteen days, following many weeks of suffering.

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George Palmer Passes Away At Farwell Home

Oldest and Among the Best Known Residents of the Village

George Palmer is gone. He was the oldest resident of Farwell and a man whose service, as rural mail carrier over the county’s original trail roads before the advent of the concrete system, made him possibly the best known character in his neighborhood. By horse and auto he carried mail for thirty years. Likewise George Palmer was known as the proprietor of a grocery store and as a clerk in merchandise circles in Farwell and in Midland.

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Mrs. Palmer Writes Interesting Letter From Arizona

Describes Points of Interest Visited on Trip to California

Mrs. George Palmer writes the following interesting letter of their trip enroute to California, from Phoenix, Arizona, December 18th.

She writes: You asked me to write to you and as this is the last night of our journey, am going to tell you a little of our trip.

Made very good time the first two days.  It started to rain late in the afternoon of the second day.  We stayed overnight in the Will Rogers hometown of Claremoore.

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Untitled (Ephraim Buckner & Sadie Palmer)

“Ephraim Buckner and wife” was the proclamation of Rev. G.W. Maxwell just at noon, Tuesday, of this week.  Miss Sadie Palmer, our genial friend in the post office until a few weeks ago, was the happy bride.  The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride’s parents, in the presence of about thirty relatives and friends of the family.  The whole affair was a pleasant and beautiful one.  Mr. Buckner is a successful contractor and builder. They received many beautiful and useful presents. Their friends did not forget them with storms of rice at the depot, and many a blessing follows them in their trip to the northwestern part of the state.  They will begin housekeeping here in a few days. 

Source: Clare Sentinel, November 26, 1903.