Wilbur W. Hutchinson

Wilbur Wesley Hutchinson, of Lawrenceville, died at his home Thursday after a long illness. He was born at Deckertown (now Sussex) N.J., April 2, 1863, son of Gosper Carr and Sarah Vandermark Hutchinson. He removed with them to Lawrenceville when he was nine and had resided there since.

He married on Sept. 1, 1886, Emma Frances Losey, daughter of Hon. and Mrs. George T. Losey. Mrs. Hutchinson died November 6, 1926. To them were born three children, Ida, wife of Allen G. Price, of Penn Yan, who died Jan. 27, 1933; Dorothy F. Hutchinson, a teacher in Mansfield Teachers’ College, and George Losey Hutchinson of Allegany, N.Y. Mr. Hutchinson is also survived by two brothers, Arthur Carr Hutchinson, of Elmira, and Weller Vandermark Hutchinson, of Hebo, Ore., and by one grandchild, Richard eorge [sic] Hutchinson, of Allegany, N.Y., also by a brother-in-law, Isaac C. LoGsey [sic], of Elmira, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Cora Losey VanNorman, of Lawrenceville.

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Portola, Calif., March 3 — Miss Barbara Loosley and Miss Lola Loosley, who have been residing with their grandmother, Mrs. H.C. Weir, have returned to their home in Beckwourth. (Nevada State Journal, March 4, 1933)

F.M. Loosley, a former merchant of Beckwith but now in the mercantile business in Valley Ford, is here visiting his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Loosley. He is exhibiting a bruised lip when he received when his car was forced off the road. His car did not turn over but was wrecked badly enough to be put in the workshop. (Reno Evening Gazette, July 18, 1931)

Robert Mackrell, of Huntington, Indiana, stopped off here Wednesday afternoon to visit friends, being en route to Cleveland. He was accompanied as far as Ashland by J.K. Meachem. (Marion Daily Star, May 28, 1914)

Theo. Mackrell, Erie train despatcher at Newburgh, and daughter, Eva, spent Sunday at H.K. Wood’s. (Middletown Daily Times, February 1, 1894)

FIRE ENDANGERS BARNS: Fire from embers from burning brush carried to straw stacks, but for the assistance of neighbors, would have completely destroyed the large barns on the Porritt Farm, Seymour Lake, Friday the 6th. The water tanks for cattle and a large cistern provided sufficient water. (Clarkston Community News, May 21, 1921)

Mrs. Allen Price, of Penn Yan, was a week-end guest of her father, W.W. Hutchinson, and sister, Miss Dorothy Hutchinson. (Wellsboro Agitator, May 30, 1928)

The many friends of Clifford Rochelle, of Fifth and Heaton streets, will be sorry to learn that he is confined to Ft. Hamilton hospital for treatment. Mr. Rochelle has recently returned from the Good Samaritan hospital, Cincinnati, where he also underwent treatment. (Hamilton Evening Journal, August 21, 1931)

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rochelle, Mrs. Ida Rochelle, Mrs. Chas. Stegel [sic], and son, George, left yesterday by motor to visit friends and relatives in Sandusky and Columbus. (Hamilton Daily News, August 29, 1924)

Mrs. Theodore C. Search of Maryville, Mo., is here for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Werre. (Edwardsville Intelligencer, July 27, 1927)

Miss Minnie Spearin of the Grindstone City school is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Jas. Baldwin. (Bad Axe Democrat, December 30, 1887)

ONE YEAR AGO: The historic Bailey House, near Pilot Hill, has been sold by John B. Wagner to Clarence Steves, formerly of Orange County. (Placerville Mountain Democrat, July 31, 1947)

Mr. and Mrs. Estell Sullivan, of Fayette, former students at Ohio University, were weekend guests of Mrs. Sullivan’s aunt and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. I.D. Quick, Columbia Ave., and Mrs. Sullivan’s brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Acomb and son John III, Highland Ave. Mr. Acomb was a member of the graduating class at Ohio University Sunday. (Athens Messenger, June 9, 1953)

J.P. Sutton accompanied to Orion the remains of his brother whose death occurred last Sunday night at the residence of his sister Mrs. J.W. Linderman. (Northern Tribune, January 6, 1883)

Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Walling, parents of Mrs. Richard Jones, who have made their home in Silverton for several years, are now occupying a trailer house near their daughter, and family. (Dayton Tribune, September 23, 1971)

Miss Mildred Werre, who attends McKendree at Lebanon, is spending the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Werre. (Edwardsville Intelligencer, February 9, 1924)

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wilkin, of Jeffersonville, Dr. and Mrs. Osmer J. Wilkin and daughter, of Newburgh, Mr. and Mrs. Karle Heinle, of Warwick, Mrs. Louise Van Kan and Miss Harriet Wilkin, of New York, were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Heinle. (Kingston Daily Freeman, November 3, 1939)

Lawrence Willson, of Bowdoin College, Maine, is visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Willson over Christmas (Wantage Recorder, December 28, 1917)

Emma Losey Hutchinson

Lawrenceville, Nov. 8 — Mrs. Emma Losey Hutchinson, wife of Wilbur W. Hutchinson, died after a long illness, early last Saturday morning. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Locey [sic] and was born at Parma near Rochester, N.Y. 64 years ago. Her parents moved to Lawrenceville in 1876. She was a faithful worker in the Presbyterian church, having served 13 consecutive years as treasurer of the Ladies’ Aid Society. A member of the Former and Home Missionary Society; a member of the Pegaway Club and valued member of the choir. She was devoted to her family, was a loving wife, mother and sister, and had a large circle of loving relatives and friends, who will miss her. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Allen G. Price, of Penn Yan, N.Y., and Miss Dorothy F. Hutchinson, a supervisor in Mansfield Normal Training School, and one son, George L. Hutchinson, of Burke, N.Y., one sister, Mrs. H.J. Van Arman, of Mansfield, and one brother, Frank H. Locey [sic], of Erie; an older sister, Mrs. Ida Brant, died ten years ago. The funeral will be held Tuesday at the home at 2 o’clock.

Source: Wellsboro Agitator, November 10, 1926.

Small Town News—Hutchinson

Miss Dorothy Hutchinson has sold her residence to a Mr. Button in Corning and will move into the Lewis Darling apartment in Wellsboro. (Wellsboro Agitator, July 25, 1951)

Lawrenceville News: The congregation of the Presbyterian church was very much pleased last Sunday evening with the several selections of music rendered by Mr. and Mrs. George Hutchinson, Mrs. Ida Price and Miss Dorothy Hutchinson. They also assisted in the choir. (Wellsboro Agitator, September 17, 1924)

Lawrenceville, Feb. 1 — George L. Hutchinson, of North Lawrence, N.Y., is a guest of his father and sister, Wilbur W. Hutchinson and Dorothy F. Hutchinson. He was called here by the death of his sister, Mrs. Allen G. Price, of Penn Yan, N.Y. (Wellsboro Gazette, February 2, 1933)

George L. Hutchinson of Allegany, N.Y., an employee of the New York State Pure Food Department, was in town the past week. (Wellsboro Gazette, October 20, 1938)
W.W. Hutchinson visited his sister, Mrs. Isaac Losey, in Elmira Tuesday. Mrs. Losey was ill from falling down cellar and sustaining severe bruises. (Wellsboro Agitator, January 31, 1912)

Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Hutchinson were week-end guests of their daughter, Dorothy, in Philadelphia a week ago. (Wellsboro Agitator, August 10, 1921)

W.W. Hutchinson and Miss Dorothy Hutchinson are in Burke, N.Y. visiting George Hutchinson, who with his family will return with his father. (Wellsboro Agitator, August 24, 1927)

James E. Price

JAMES E. PRICE was born October 18, 1830, in Washington Township.  His parents, Peter and Emma (Hopkins) Price, were old settlers in the county, coming here from New York in 1824.  Peter Price came to Washington when he was seventeen years old, and married a sister of Orman W. Hopkins, of Romeo.  He purchased a farm of 160 acres from the Government August 1, 1831, patented by Andrew Jackson.  In 1838, he removed his family to Romeo, where he engaged in mercantile business under the firm style of Pratt & Price.  This relation existed until 1844.  In the spring of  that year, he started a foundry in Almont, which he operated until 1850, when he moved on the old Philip Price farm, three miles south of Romeo.  January 2, 1868, he went to Bronson, Branch County, where he died in October, 1873, in his sixty-seventh year.  Mr. Price, of this sketch, was associated with his father in the foundry at Almont, and, in the spring of 1850, went to Rochester, Oakland County, and entered the employ of Jennings & Bro., merchants, and remained until November, 1853, when he went to California.  After about two years in the gold regions, he returned, in June, 1855.  He spent a few months in Wisconsin, and then returned to the employ of Jennings & Bro. at Rochester.  He was married, in November 1857, to Ella Duncan, a native of this county, who died July 26, 1861.  They had a daughter, the wife of Elliott R. Wilcox, of Pontiac, Oakland County.  In April, 1859, he went a second time to California nd returned to his old employ at Rochester April 15, 1861, coming to Romeo September 15, 1862, going into company with O.W. Hopkins in crockery and grocer store.  He sold out February 20, 1863, and afterward opened a small store in the frame building south of the Commercial House, where he did business twenty months.  April 22, 1865, he bought the premises where he is now located, called the Chapman property.  Here he was married again, September 10, 1867, to Lucy A. Van Blarcom, of Newton,  New Jersey.  The have one daughter, Lulu A., twelve years old.  Mr. Price has always been a Republican.  From 1870 to 1874, he was Village Trustee; resides on Chandler street.

Source:  History of Macomb County, Michigan. 1882.  Chicago:  M.A. Leeson & Co.

Mrs. Ida H. Price

Lawrenceville, Jan. 30 — Mrs. Ida H. Price, wife of Allen Price, and daughter of Wilbur W. Hutchinson, of Lawrenceville, died at her home in Penn Yan, N.Y., Friday. She was born in Lawrenceville and spent her early childhood there. She was married to Allen Price, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira L. Price, formerly of Lawrenceville. Since their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Price have resided in Penn Yan.

She is survived by her husband, father and one sister, Miss Dorothy Hutchinson, of Lawrenceville, one brother, George L. Hutchinson, of North Lawrence, N.Y., and one nephew, Richard Hutchinson, of North Lawrence, N.Y., and an aunt, Mrs. Cora Van Orman of Lawrenceville.

Mrs. Price joined the Presbyterian church early in life, where she was the leading soprano in the choir for some time. After removing to Penn Yan she united with the Baptist church and was a member of the choir. She had a most pleasing personality and had many friends.

Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, February 1, 1933.

Andrew J. Price

A.J. Price certainly deserves representation among the able and successful business men whose ability and persistent determination to forge ahead have made Roscommon one of the most thriving villages in northern Michigan.  He has done much to advance the wheels of progress, aiding materially in the development of business activity and energy, wherein the prosperity and growth of the state always depend.  He has found in each transition stage opportunity for further effort and broader labor, and his enterprise has not only contributed to his individual success, but has also been of marked value to the community in which he makes his home.

Mr. Price is one of the leading merchants at Roscommon, where he has maintained his home for the past six years.  He was born in Macomb county, this state, in 1883, and is a son of James E. and Lucy A. (Van Blarcom) Price, the former of whom was born in Romeo, Macomb county, and the latter of whom claimed Sussex county, New Jersey, as the place of her nativity.  The Van Blarcom family migrated to Michigan in 1867 and at Romeo was solemnized the marriage of Lucy A. Van Blarcom to James E. Price.  The father of the subject of this review was an eminently prosperous merchant at Romeo for a number of years and there were born to him and his wife three children, namely, — Mrs. E.R. Wilcox (widow of the late Congressman Wilcox), R.L., and A.J. The mother was summoned to the life eternal in 1891, at which time Mr. Price removed to Roscommon, where he is residing at the present time.

In the public schools of Roscommon, Mr. Price, of this review, completed his educational training, continuing to attend school up to 1903, in which year he turned his attention to business.  In 1905 he was enable to open his present finely equipped store, in which are carried a full line of the choicest and freshest goods on the market.  His spacious store room measures thirty by one hundred feet in lateral dimensions and he caters to a large and select trade.  By reason of his father’s identification with mercantile interests, Mr. Price has a thorough understanding of all the details of the business, having practically grown up in it.  While he has never manifested aught of ambition for political preferment of any description, he is most loyal and public-spirited in his civic attitude, contributing in generous measure of his time and means to all projects advanced for the general welfare.  He is a decidedly energetic and business-like young man and a brilliant future is predicted for him.  In fraternal circles he is affiliated with the time-honored Masonic order, in which he holds membership in the lodge and chapter, and he is also connected  with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, where he is a past noble grand.

In the year 1906 was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Price to Miss Genevieve McDonald, who is a daughter of Walter McDonald.  Mr. and Mrs. Price have three children, whose names are here recorded in respective order of birth, — Ivy, James E., and Andrew J.

Source:  Powers, Perry F.  1912.  A History of Northern Michigan and its People.  Chicago:  The Lewis Publishing Company.