Miss Percilla M. Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Robinson of Redding, was united in marriage to Wilfred L. Smith of Susanville in Redding Monday a.m. by Judge A.F. Ross. The groom is aged 28 years while his bride is aged 20. Miss Robinson is a niece of Mrs. A. Dobrowsky and a granddaughter of Mrs. Edmund Gardner of this city. The newlyweds will make their home at Susanville, where the groom is employed as a truck driver.

Source: Shasta Courier, August 28, 1924.



Wilfred L. Smith, 28, of Susanville, and Miss Persilla [sic] M. Robinson, 20, of Redding were married Monday morning by Judge A.F. Ross.

The bride, a resident of Redding for three years, is a daughter of Mrs. A. Whitney, who moved here from Seattle.

The young husband is a truck driver who is employed near Oroville.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred L. Smith plan to make their home in Oroville.

Source: Redding Searchlight, August 28, 1924.

George Palmer Passes Away At Farwell Home

Oldest and Among the Best Known Residents of the Village

George Palmer is gone. He was the oldest resident of Farwell and a man whose service, as rural mail carrier over the county’s original trail roads before the advent of the concrete system, made him possibly the best known character in his neighborhood. By horse and auto he carried mail for thirty years. Likewise George Palmer was known as the proprietor of a grocery store and as a clerk in merchandise circles in Farwell and in Midland.

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Deaths and Funerals from the 1920s

Mrs. Jemima Linderman a former resident of this city is dead at her home in Chicago. (Cheboygan Democrat, September 17, 1920)

Dr. E.H. Rorick, 70, formerly well known in Republican state politics, died at his home in Fayette, Fulton county.  (Fulton County Tribune, February 9, 1922)

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNeil and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Brodt were at Ann Arbor Friday where they attend the funeral of the former’s brother-in-law, M.B. Larned. (Oxford Leader, August 22, 1924.

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Deaths and Funerals from the 1900s

A dispatch from Arrowhead Springs, San Bernardino county, this morning state that D. Rorick of this city, had died suddenly of pleuro-pneumonia. The news came totally unexpected and causes deep regret with every one. Mr. Rorick was conductor on the local railroad and was very highly esteemed by everybody. He had been a resident of this city for several years and all throughout that time had been a man of sterling character, respected and esteemed by all who knew him. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral. (Riverside Independent Enterprise, March 28, 1900)

Mrs. Dr. Greene has received word that Mr. David B. [sic] Rorick is dead at San Bernardino, Cal. Mrs. Rorick was formerly Miss Isola Smith of this city. She has many friends here who will learn with deep regret of her sad bereavement. Mr. Rorick was a conductor on the Santa Fe. He had been suffering from abscess on the brain for some time, but persisted in attending to his duties until finally he was obliged to succumb. (Marshall Daily Chronicle, April 25, 1900, and Marshall Expounder, April 27, 1900)

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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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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.