Golden Wedding

Celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. William Rochelle—They Began Life’s Journey Together Half a Century Ago—Have Always Been Held in High Esteem

Mr. and Mrs. William Rochelle, of 610 Heaton street, two of Hamilton’s most estimable residents, passed the golden anniversary of their wedding Wednesday of this week. No formal celebration of the event was held on account of the death of their son, Wm. E. Rochelle, which occurred recently.

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Nervous Attack

There was great excitement Monday night in the vicinity of the grocery store of Edward Rochelle, at the corner of Sixth and Heaton streets. In the residence over the store the piercing shrieks of a woman were heard and the neighbors and persons passing along the streets were attracted to the immediate vicinity.

The trouble was due, it is alleged, to the fact that Mrs. Edward Rochelle was suffering an attack of hysterics and it became necessary before she was quieted to summon two physicians. Accordingly Drs. Schumacher and Skinner were called and administered to her needs.

Mrs. Rochelle’s extreme nervous attack was due, it was further alleged, to the fact that there had been family trouble.

Mr. Rochelle has left the city.

Source: Hamilton Evening Sun, August 25, 1903.

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.