Wallace I. Hempstead

Wallace I. Hempstead, a meat dealer at the Central market, died Thursday afternoon at his home in Reynoldsburg, from pulmonary tuberculosis, at the age of 53 years. He had been ill for the past year. He is survived by his wife, two sons, L.R. Hempstead of Zanesville and H.T. Hempstead of Reynoldsburg, and two daughters, Mrs. F.C. Perkins of and Mrs. V.G. Eastman of Columbus. He was past master of the Masonic lodge at Reynoldsburg, and the funeral services will be in in charge of the Masons Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Reynoldsburg Presbyterian church. Burial will be made in the Reynoldsburg cemetery by Winegarner & Son.

Source: Columbus Evening Dispatch, January 2, 1914.


Untitled (Lulu Hempstead & Frederick Perkins)

After the marriage of Miss Lulu Maud Hempstead and Mr. Frederick Charles Perkins, which took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Hempstead, at Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Wednesday, December 5, a wedding supper was served to the immediate relatives and friends, who were guests. The wedding was a very pretty one.

Promptly at 5 o’clock, the members of the bridal party entered the parlor and were met beneath the bower of smilax and wedding bells by the officiating clergymen, Rev. C.G. Watson, pastor of Hoge Memorial church, this city, and Rev. Mr. Jacobs, pastor of the Reynoldsburg Presbyterian church, where the ceremony was performed, the impressive ring service being used.

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Two Weddings & One Divorce

By Rev. W.F. Harper, at his residence, October 18th, Homer L. Rochelle, of this city, and Miss Ida B. Keith, of Germania.  (Wichita Beacon, October 20, 1886)

Mabelle Perkins, nee Rochelle, by her next friend, Charles Rochelle, yesterday filed application for a divorce from Harry Perkins, charging him with non-support and neglect.  (Wichita Daily Eagle, August 9, 1917)

Mrs. Martha Peet, a former resident of Edgewood, was united in marriage to Mr. Dallas Rorick, at Anamosa, recently.  They will make their home in Monticello, where the groom is an attorney.   (Manchester Democrat, March 12, 1919)

Former Butler Football Hero Claims Bride After Romance

As the culmination of a romance which started more than two years ago, Harry B. Perkins, a former Butler gridiron start, and Miss Maybelle Rochelle of Wichita, Kas., were married at Wichita Oct. 20, according to word just received in Indianapolis.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Walter Scott Priest, formerly of Indianapolis.  Perkins, who is the son of Edgar A. Perkins of Indianapolis, chairman of the Indiana industrial board, and for many president of the State Federal of Labor, kept his friends here in ignorance of his marriage plans.

He went to Kansas two years ago to visit Martin Rochelle, a college friend, and to work in the Kansas wheat fields to condition himself for football.  Perkins made his home while in Wichita with the Rochelles and there fell in love with Miss Rochelle.  He returned to Butler in the fall of 1914 and made a name for himself in football, although he was proficient in other branches of athletics.  Unable to remain away longer, however, he returned to Kanas last summer and has been there since.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Perkins are attending the Friends University at Wichita where Perkins is fitting himself for a teacher’s certificate in history.  He also engaged in reportorial work on one of the Wichita papers.  Perkins is a member of the Butler College Chapter of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

Source:  Indianapolis Star, November 9, 1915.