Rochelle’s Christmas Menu

Hamilton Journal News Dec 22 1899

Source: Hamilton Journal News, December 22, 1899.


Mrs. Rochelle Happily Surprised

Mrs. Ida Rochelle, of the Lakeview hotel, was happily surprised yesterday afternoon in honor of her birthday anniversary. The afternoon hours were devoted to bridge and attractive prized were won by Mrs. C.J. McCarty and Mrs. E. Crowell. At six o’clock the guests sat down to a most delectable dinner. The guests from Hamilton were Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Rochelle, Mr. and Mrs. William Rochelle, Mrs. Anna Jacobs, Mrs. James Wente, Mrs. C.J. McCarty, Mrs. Nellie Evans, Mrs. Charles Roberts and Mr. John Heigle. From Norwood were, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kegel and son, George, Mr. and Mrs. James Myers and son, Joseph, Mr. and Mrs. C. Lindsay, Mr. and Mrs. E. Crowell and daughters, Shirley May, Elva and Florence, Miss Thelma Connor, Miss Laura MacMillan, and Mrs. Harry Ballard. From St. Louis, Mrs. Jack Lawler. The hostess was remembered by a number of handsome gifts.

Source: Hamilton Daily News, February 8, 1924.

Was Given Fine Picture

Saturday was Dr. Rochelle’s birthday, and the patients in the sanitarium decided to remember it. Each one contributed a small amount to a fund and a committee purchased a fine picture, which was presented to Dr. and Mrs. Rochelle Saturday evening. All of the patients gathered in the parlors of the sanitarium, when the presentation speech was made. Dr. Rochelle made a short replay and then the patients were entertained during the evening.

Source: Wichita Eagle, December 1, 1905.

W.F. Rochelle Was Electrocuted

A most unfortunate and mysterious electrocution occurred Saturday afternoon about 3 o’clock at the Star picture theatre at 215 Court street when William Rochelle, the operator of the projecting machine was killed almost instantly, while in the booth where the electric motor and machine are located to the front of the theatre at an elevation of nearly nine feet.

At the time given, after half a reel of pictures had been run through the machine they suddenly ceased appear on the screen. Richard Sachs, manager of the theatre, at once began to investigate and climbing the ladder to the platform outside of the door to the operator’s booth, found the door of the booth open and Rochelle sitting on the floor with eyes wide open and dead.

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Warrants Signed For Brewer And Rochelle

While he and his companion, Walter Davis, 17, were peacefully standing on Henry street, Friday night, William Rochelle, 20, North Fifth and Heaton streets, told police, William Brewer, 41, 215 South Shuler avenue, approached them, started an argument and without provocation struck Davis in the mouth. Rochelle signed a warrant charging Brewer with being intoxicated.

The altercation took place on Henry street. Officers Justice and McCormick arrested Brewer. Brewer denied he was drunk. Officer Koch, ambulance driver, said Brewer was intoxicated when taken to the city jail.

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Mrs. Rochelle Passes Away

Death Claims Prominent Resident At Age Of 92 Years; Burial Saturday.

Mrs. Catherine Rochelle, a lifelong resident, and one of the oldest and most highly respected Hamilton residents passed away at her home, 946 Heaton street, on Wednesday afternoon of general debility at the age of 92 years, three months and 22 days.

Mrs. Rochelle was born in Hamilton, January 21, 1833, and spent her entire life here.

She was married August 17, 1854, to William Rochelle.

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Mrs. Ida Rochelle Has Passed Away

Mrs. Ida Rochelle, age 70, the widow of William E. Rochelle, died at 3:25 o’clock Sunday morning at the Mercy hospital, following a lingering illness.

Born at Venice February 2, 1863, Mrs. Rochelle came to Hamilton when a young girl, and she had lived practically her entire life in this city. A member of the Ben Hur lodge, she had been prominently and actively connected with affairs of that organization for a number of years. She was beloved by all who knew her.  Continue reading “Mrs. Ida Rochelle Has Passed Away”