Shower Honors Miss Walling

LINCOLN—Miss Dorothy Walling was honored with a bridal shower at the home of Mrs. R.J. Meissner at Lincoln. Co-hostesses for the affair were Mesdames H.W. Ashford, Clifford Walling, Robert F. Yungen, Joe Camillo, Chris Baal, Marvin Cherry and Lois Crawford.

Refreshments were served to the guest of honor, her sisters, Mrs. Thelma Fisher and Mrs. Richard Smith, and Mrs. Clarence F. Merrick, Mrs. Eva Purvine, Mrs. Roy W. Hammer, Mrs. Blanche Walling, Mrs. Bert Teats, Mrs. Rose Waykins, Mrs. John Cox, Mrs. W.D. Kyle, Mrs. Edward Shlegel [sic], Mrs. Jeff Williams, Mrs. Darrell Johnson, Mrs. Lester Walling and Jean and Sally, Mrs. Avalt Miller and Norma and Verna, Genevieve Ashford, Mrs. Henry J. Neiger, and Judy Meissner.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, October 24, 1952.

Married in Ireland

Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Wells just received word from their son, Roy A. Wells, announcing his marriage, Nov. 4th, in Queenstown, Ireland, to Miss Margaret Smith of that place. Mr. Wells is connected with the signal service of the United States navy, and has been stationed at Queenstown. He and his bride are expected to arrive in this country soon.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, December 2, 1918.

The Rorick-Smith Wedding


Music, Flowers and Friends Lend Attractiveness to the Occasion.

Mr. David Rorick and Miss Mina I. Smith were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s mother in north San Bernardino Tuesday.

The house had been tastefully decorated for the occasion, and when at 2 o’clock Rev. David Walk took his place in the parlor and the air was filed [sic] with the Lohengrin march, to the friends present the scene was an impressive one. The bridegroom was accompanied by Geo. L. Smith of Colton as “best man” and the bride by Miss Zelma Smith, also of Colton as bridesmaid.

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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. Rochelle Laid To Rest

Mooseheart Legion Memorial at Home Preceding Funeral Services

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy J. Rochelle, who died Sunday afternoon, were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the home, 877 Central avenue, with the Rev. J.S. Brinkman, pastor of First Baptist church, officiating. Interment was made at Greenwood cemetery.

The following were pallbearers: William Smith, Earl Wooley, Sidney Rochelle, Frank Carson and Clay Smith.

Many bereaved friends paid their final respects at the home Tuesday night. Numerous flowers bore testimony of her popularity. Members of the Mooseheart Legion visited the house in a body at 7:30 p.m. and conducted ritualistic memorial services.

Source: Hamilton Journal News, June 5, 1929.

Death Has Claimed Mrs. Rochelle

Following a long illness, Mrs. Nancy Rochelle, 59 years old, died at Fort Hamilton hospital yesterday morning at 1:20 o’clock. Mrs. Rochelle was born in Clinton county, but lived most of her life in Hamilton.

She is survived by the widower, John, who at one time operated an insurance office on Heaton street; two brothers, Perry and William Smith, of Clinton county; one sister, Mrs. Susie Bogen, of Harveysburg, Ohio; and one grandchild, Helen D. Rochelle. She was a member of the Mooseheart Legion and of the Foresters.

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Mrs. Ethel Walling

Lincoln—Mrs. Ethel Walling, Oregon resident for 64 years and a member of the Friends church of south Salem since her girlhood, died Friday, April 18, at Salem General hospital. Born June 20, 1885 in Redwood Falls, Minn., she came to Oregon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Dove in 1888. The family first moved to Salem, later to Sublimity and eventually made their home at Liberty, south of Salem. Ethel Dove was united in marriage to Tracy Walling, Nov. 28, 1905 and resided at their Lincoln farm home until the time of her death. Mrs. Walling has been an invalid and confined to her home for many years. Surviving her are her husband, Tracy Walling; six children, John, Mrs. Juanita Upham and Mrs. Marion Smith, all of Portland; Mrs. Thelma Fisher, Salem and Miss Dorothy Walling and Mrs. Genevieve Camillo, Lincoln. The oldest son, George, passed away four years ago. Thirteen grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 21 in the Clough-Barrick Chapel, with Rev. Dudley Strain officiating. Interment was in Belcrest Memorial park.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, April 23, 1952.

Livermore Couple Wed Wednesday, Sept. 11, by Justice Don Sawyer

Nuptial vows were read for Ellen Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Smith of Livermore, and Milton Armstrong, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Armstrong, of Livermore, at six o’clock Wednesday evening, Sept. 11.

Don Sawyer, justice of the peace in Dakota City, officiated at the wedding.

The couple were accompanied by Mrs. Smith, mother of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong.

The bridegroom is engaged in trucking and transfer work with his father at Livermore.  The couple will live in Livermore.

Source:  Humboldt Independent, September 17, 1935.

Funeral Services Today for Former Resident

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise “Mattie” Rorick Deal, 78, wife of Roe A. Deal, formerly of Springville who died in Glendale, Calif., last Wednesday, following a short illness, will be held in the Third-Ninth ward chapel today at 2 p.m. Bishop V.C. Mendenhall will be in charge. Burial will be in the Evergreen cemetery directed by A.Y. Wheeler and Son Mortuary.

Friends may call and meet the family at the chapel at 1 p.m. until time of services.

Funeral services were held in the Little Church of the Flowers at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif., last Friday. The service was conducted by J.S. Worsely, assisted by Richard Thorn, formerly of Springville. Mrs. Cora Thorn Bird, also a former Springville resident, was soloist.

Mrs. Deal was born in Morenic [sic], Mich., August 8, 1872. She came to Springville in 1895, to visit her sister, Mrs. T.R. Kelly and met Mr. Deal. They were married in Springville in 1898 and celebrated their Golden Wedding in Glendale, Calif., on December 31, 1948.

Mr. and Mrs. Deal purchased the Rosemary Fruit Farm in 1907 and operated it until 1920, when they sold the farm to A.W. Cherrington and moved to California, where they have resided since.

While living here, Mrs. Deal served as president of the Home Culture Club and both Mr. and Mrs. Deal have many friends in and near this city.

They had no children of their own but reared a niece, Mrs. Margaret Kelly Smith; also another nice [sic], Miss Louise Kelly lived with them.

Source: Springville Herald, March 22, 1951.