Short News Items from 1917

Edward Loosley is over from Montague for a few days, visiting G.W. Loosley and other relatives and friends. He is connected with the Loosley-Lwinell Company over in Northern California and says all kinds of prosperity exists over there. (Ashland Tidings, January 4, 1917)

Dr. Mae Rochelle returned to her home at K.C., after spending a couple of weeks with Mrs. W.P. Lynch. (Delphos Republican, January 19, 1917)

Mrs. Albert Holbein, of Dover, is visiting her sister, Miss Mary Hains, of this city. (Zanesville Times Recorder, January 31, 1917)

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Willeska Roberts & Raymond Loosley

Raymond S. Loosley of Fort Klamath and Willeska M. Roberts of Eagle Point were married at the home of Rev. Frederick W. Carstens in Medford, Wednesday afternoon, June 27. Rev. Carstens officiated, using the brief but impressive ring ceremony.

Mr. Loosley is a prominent rancher at Fort Klamath. Mrs. Loosley taught school at Fort Klamath last year, during which time she was wooed and won by Mr. Loosley. This year she attended the state normal school and graduated just two weeks ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Loosley will make their home at Fort Klamath. Both are well and favorably known. A wide circle of friends will doubtless join with the Sun in wishing them a long and happy life together.

Source: Ashland Tidings, July 5, 1917.

Kenneth Spear

Reading—Kenneth (Pappy) Spear, proprietor of the Reading Hotel and a retired postal worker, died Tuesday at the Hillsdale Community Health Center after a two-week illness.

He had lived at 345 S. Allen Road, Allen, where moved seven years ago after having lived in Reading for many years and in Morenci prior to that time.

He was born in Morenci Feb. 27, 1892, the son of Estel and Martha Baldwin Spear.

He was preceded in death by three wives.  His first wife, Henrietta Roberts, died in 1937; Gladys Tewsley in 1967 and Beatrice Ryan in January 1973.  He was also preceded by one daughter and one brother.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. LeJean (Jane) Marshall of Allen; one son, Kenneth Spear Jr. of Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. R.H. (Dorothy) Rogers of Albuquerque, N.M. and Mrs. Carroll (Margaret) McLeary of Clearwater, Fla.; one brother, Maurice Spear of Clearwater; and seven grandchildren.

The funeral service will be Friday afternoon at 1 in the St. John Funeral Home, Reading.  Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7 to 9.

Source:  Hillsdale Daily News, October 10, 1973.

Wedding Announcements from the New York Times

Miss Sara Streit Riker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marsh Riker of 83 Lincoln Park, Newark, was married to Andrew Van Blarcom in the South Park Presbyterian Church, Newark, last evening. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Lyman Whitney Allen, pastor of the church. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Berrian Riker, while Leonard [sic] Van Blarcom, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The flower girls were Miss Marguerite Riker and Miss Prudence Durand, and the bridesmaids were Miss Elsie Riker of East Orange; Miss Alice Allen of Williamsport, Penn.; Miss Annie Orr of Pittsburg [sic], Penn.; Miss Matilda Dodd, Miss Elizabeth Carter, and Miss Elsie Tripp of Newark. The ushers were Harold Dodge, Franklin Conklin, Jr., and Henry Kays of Newton; Robert Southard, Charles Inslee, and Ralph Inslee of New York. Owing to a recent death in the bride’s family, there was no reception. (New York Times, May 10, 1906)

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