Untitled (William H. Smith)

SMITH—William H. beloved husband of Flora Smith (nee Rochelle), at Detroit, Mich., May 23. Funeral services at his residence, 1038 West Eighth street, Tuesday, at 10 a.m. Interment at Miamisburg, O., at 2 p.m. [Hamilton and Dayton papers please copy.]

Source: Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, May 27, 1913.

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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Untitled (Rochelle-Hanson Reunion)

Last Thursday a large number of relatives and friends gathered early in the morning to spend the day at the Rochelle homestead, about one mile east of Blacklick Station, the occasion being the reunion of the Rochelle-Hanson families, and for the fourth time, two long tables, with the seating capacity of one hundred each, were arranged under canvas on the lawn. At the noon hour dinner was announced by the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rochelle, and was partaken of by all with a relish, after which Mrs. Eva Burch and Miss Vera Babcock responded with instrumental and violin music. A few remarks were made by Elder McGlade, of Wagrum, Rev. Mr. Lamp, of Jacksontown, Col. David Taylor, of Columbus; song by Daniel Myers, Rev. Dr. Lomp [sic], Mrs. Matt Dubois and Mrs. Eva Burch. The afternoon was well spent and enjoyed by all present. Grandma Rochelle is 94 years old and quite feeble. Among her children present were: William Rochelle of Hamilton; Mrs. Dency Barber, of Albion, Mich.; Dr. Matt Rochelle, of Wichita, Kan; Scott Rochelle, of Blacklick; Mrs. Mary A. Hickman and Mrs. Phebe Hempstead, of Reynoldsburg.

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“Grandma” Rochelle Reaches Her Ninety-Third Birthday

Reynoldsburg, O., July 12.—One of the most delightful events in this vicinity for a long time was a day passed with lovely, old “Grandma” Rochelle, last Wednesday, it being her 93rd birthday. Friends and relatives by the dozens with well filled baskets trooped to the comfortable farm house, one of the landmarks of the community, and the day was given up to quiet enjoyment, the venerable hostess being one of the liveliest of the gay party.

Mrs. Lucinda Search Rochelle was born at Sparta, Sussex county, New Jersey, July 9, 1809, and married John Rochelle, at Morristown, N.J., April 9, 1825. They moved to Black Lick, Franklin county, Ohio, in 1836, and purchased the land, and cleared it, and hewed the logs and erected their own cabin on this farm, where she now lives.

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To Appoint An Applicant

INJURY WHICH BEFELL JOHN ROCHELLE, MEMBER OF FIVE COMPANY NO. 5, COMPELS HIM TO GIVE UP PLACE—MAYOR WILL MAKE APPOINTMENT

John Rochelle’s days in the fire department are over. The accident which befell him sometime ago, left his arm in a useless condition. Fire Marshall Doty has asked Mayor Bosch to appointment an applicant to fill his place.

Rochelle was shot in the right arm during hunting season while out for a day’s sport. The shot entered his arm at the elbow. Dr. Schumaker attended the injured man and by extraordinary efforts the arm was saved from amputation.

However, the leaders were severed, making the fingers practically useless. Rochelle was a member of Company 5, and was the most efficient fireman in the department. His friends and fellow employees propose to give a benefit for him.

Rochelle lives in Heaton street, is married and has a family.

Source: Hamilton Sun, January 7, 1905.

Rochelle Will Not Lose Arm

FIREMAN WHO WAS SHOT WILL HUNTIN WILL NOT BE ABLE CONTROL MEMBER WITHOUT ASSISTANCE FROM OTHER LIMB—TAKES INJURY PHILOSPHICALLY

John Rochelle will not lose his arm and will be able to use his hand and forearm.

The popular fireman, who has been confined in Mercy Hospital since he was accidentally shot while hunting, continues to improve although it will be at least a week until he will be strong enough to leave his bed. The elbow joint, which was terribly torn by the shot, has been removed by the surgeons. The operations left the arm Mmber [sic] and in such a condition that Rochelle cannot control it from the shoulder but if he holds his right forearm he is able to write. Rochelle takes his injury philosophically and says he is glad that the arm did not have to be amputated.

Source: Hamilton Evening Sun, December 14, 1904.

Rochelle Was Shot

MEMBER OF FIRE COMPANY NO. 5 SHOT IN THE ELBOW OF THE RIGHT ARM BY A COMPANION WHILE OUT HUNTING AND MAY BE CRIPPLED FOR LIFE

As a result of being shot in the arm by a companion while out hunting Friday morning, John Rochelle, 40, married, residing in Heaton street and a member of Fire Company No. 5, may be compelled to have his right arm amputated.

Rochelle and a friend named Kuenenbrodt were hunting between the reservoir and the river early this morning. While Rochelle was in the act of climbing a fence, Kuckenbrodt pulled the trigger of his rifle intending to shoot a rabbit, but his aim was poor and the bullet entered Rochelle’s arm. The injured man was hastily brought to Dr. August Schumaker’s office. He was later removed to Mercy Hospital. The bullet that entered his arm, penetrated through the bone in the elbow. Dr. Schumaker cut away three inches of the bone in the hope of saving the arm. The result is still in doubt.

Source: Hamilton Evening Sun, November 25, 1904. Alternate spellings of the name of Mr. Rochelle’s companion are in the original.