William Rochelle, Respected Citizen, Died on Tuesday Morning.

William Rochelle, one of Hamilton’s respected citizens and retired grocer, died at 5 o’clock Tuesday morning at his home, No. 946 Heaton street, of general debility, at the age of 76 years, 3 months and 17 days, after months of illness.

Mr. Rochelle is survived by the widow, one son, John Rochelle of Hamilton, and a daughter, Mrs. Flora Smith of Cincinnati, two brothers and three sisters, who have the sincere sympathy of the community in the loss of a devoted husband, a loving and indulgent father and a kind brother. The city loses a citizen, by Mr. Rochelle’s death, who was ever interested in the welfare and prosperity of the affairs of the city.

Source: Hamilton Evening Democrat, March 19, 1907.

Untitled (Catherine Rochelle)

Mrs. Catherine Augusta Rochelle, 66, 616 Heaton St., died Sunday at 8:45 a.m. in Mercy Hospital where she had been taken after suffering a heart attack Saturday night at her home. She had been in failing health one year.

Mrs. Rochelle was born on June 16, 1891, in Covington, Ky., a daughter of William and Catherine Engert Bunning. She was married to John Rochelle on Nov. 13, 1930, in St. Stephen Catholic Church.

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Untitled (John Franklin Rochelle)

John Franklin Rochelle, 89, 616 Heaton St., died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday in Mercy Hospital where he had been a patient since July 17. He had been in failing health for two years and had suffered a heart attack last April 2.

He was born April 16, 1867, in Hamilton, a son of William and Catherine Frazier Rochelle. He was educated in Hamilton public schools and lived in Hamilton all his life. On Nov. 13, 1930, he was united in marriage to Catherine Banning [sic] in St. Stephen Church. He had been a member of Butler Aerie 407, Fraternal Order of Eagles since 1909.

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Kansas City Hospital Case Appealed.

H.L. Rochelle and Mae Rochelle have appealed from the final judgment of the district court of Wyandotte county to the supreme court of the state asking for a new trial in the case decided against them concerning the operating of a hospital and sanitarium in that county. Mary E. Stotler received judgment against them and they were permanently enjoined from running their establishment. There is also a tax trouble mixed up in the deal.

Source: Topeka State Journal, August 12, 1909.

Business & Professional Notices from 1924

Rev. Myra Hutchinson delivered the first sermon of the new conference year from the Methodist pulpit at Harrisburg, Ore., Sunday.  She was appointed to succeed her husband, the Rev. W.V. Hutchinson, who succeeds her in the pulpit at Junction City.  (Medford Mail Tribune, September 29, 1924)

Permission to sell a soda fountain, part of the estate of George W. Hershner, to John Rochelle for $55 was authorized by Justice Clarence Mprphy [sic], according to an entry filed in common pleas court.  The application was made by Carl Antenen, receiver of the estate.  (Hamilton Evening Journal, October 7, 1924)

Rorick’s collegians jazzed the Kiwanis club luncheon up today, playing all sorts and conditions of music, and setting the staid business men of the club tapping on the floor with their toes.  (Corvallis Gazette-Times, October 22, 1924)

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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Short News Items from 1912

Charley Armstrong has made his trip to California and has stuck his stake there and will move out ere long. He bought a lot and bungalow next door to John Smith’s, and is very much please with his purchase. Before buying he went up the state to San Francisco and to other places, but he found it too foggy up that way to suit him, and so concluded to settle in Santa Monica. He found a man who was just in the humor for selling and he got a bargain, being worth at least $3500 he got it for $2700. He says Mr. and Mrs. Smith are enjoying life in an ideal manner. They live eight blocks from the sea, and the fishing is good and Mr. Smith makes the most of it. Deer and other game may be had in the mountains five miles from there. Mr. Armstrong expects to take his sisters with him, and for a short time they will all live in the bungalow. We wish them every happiness, but are sorry they leave Kossuth county. (Algona Courier, February 9, 1912)

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