Ross Irwin Schram Passes At Home In Ohio Last Week

This village was shocked and saddened last week when word was received of the sudden death of Ross Irwin Schram, 60, at his home in Kent, Ohio. Mr. Schram had become well known here through his visits at the home of his wife, Winifred’s, parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Palmer.

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Mrs. Alice Palmer Laid At Rest Here Saturday Afternoon

Resident of Farwell Sixty-Five Years and Active in Social Circles

On September 30, 1865, a daughter, Alice Rosetta, was born to Daniel and Phoebe Van Fleet, at Milan, Ohio. At the age of sixteen she came to Farwell to make her home and was employed In the post office and for her uncle, Mr. Holden, in the printing office.

November 22, 1887, she was united in marriage to George W. Palmer, at Saginaw. Mr. Palmer at the time was working for Reardons, at Midland, but they soon moved: to Farwell where they continued to make their home until death called them, Mr. Palmer In October, 1941, and Mrs. Palmer December 18, 1946, at the age of eighty-one years, two months and eighteen days, following many weeks of suffering.

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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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Maude Gates Dies At Farm Home

Services Held Tuesday; Burial at Oregon Cemetery, Lapeer

Miss Maude M. Gates, age 56 years, died at her farm home, two miles east of Treat Bridge in Orion Township, Thursday, February 1st, following an illness of lobar pneumonia which lasted only five days.

She born December 4, 1877 in Orion Township and was the daughter of Amy Sutton and Samuel Gates.  She made her home with her uncle, Marion Sutton for the past 33 years at the farm residence where she died, and was a well-respected citizen of that vicinity. 

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Maude Gates Dies At Farm Home

Services Held Tuesday; Burial at Oregon Cemetery, Lapeer

Miss Maude M. Gates, age 56 years, died at her farm home, two miles east of Treat Bridge in Orion Township, Thursday, February 1st, following an illness of lobar pneumonia which lasted only five days.

She was born December 4, 1877 in Orion Township and was the daughter of Amy Sutton and Samuel Gates.  She made her home with her uncle, Marion Sutton for the past 33 years at the farm residence where she died, and was a well-respected citizen of that vicinity.

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Business and Professional News from the 1860s and 1870s

Jas. Mullany, who took a stock of goods to Salmon City for C. Jacobs of Boise City, has pulled up stakes, and left with the goods for the Yuba District, on Mr. Jacob’s account. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, August 24, 1867)

C.S. Kingsley has a lot of nice butter from the dairy of I.P. Gile. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, September 22, 1875)

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Wedding Announcements from the New York Times

Miss Sara Streit Riker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marsh Riker of 83 Lincoln Park, Newark, was married to Andrew Van Blarcom in the South Park Presbyterian Church, Newark, last evening. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Lyman Whitney Allen, pastor of the church. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Berrian Riker, while Leonard [sic] Van Blarcom, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The flower girls were Miss Marguerite Riker and Miss Prudence Durand, and the bridesmaids were Miss Elsie Riker of East Orange; Miss Alice Allen of Williamsport, Penn.; Miss Annie Orr of Pittsburg [sic], Penn.; Miss Matilda Dodd, Miss Elizabeth Carter, and Miss Elsie Tripp of Newark. The ushers were Harold Dodge, Franklin Conklin, Jr., and Henry Kays of Newton; Robert Southard, Charles Inslee, and Ralph Inslee of New York. Owing to a recent death in the bride’s family, there was no reception. (New York Times, May 10, 1906)

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Lakeville Woman Dies Following Long Illness

Mrs. Lena May Shoemaker died at her home in Lakeville at 4:15 a.m., Tuesday, February 25, 1936, following an illness of two months from complications.

The deceased was born February 3, 1889, in Elba Township, Lapeer County, the daughter of Samuel and Amy Sutton Gates. She was married to Mark P. Shoemaker, of Lakeville, on June 7, 1910, who, with three sons, Ford G., Charles and Neil Shoemaker, all of Lakeville, survives. Mrs. Shoemaker was the niece of Mrs. Frank Thurstin, Mrs. W.C. Schoff, John Gates and Marion Sutton. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Belle Walker and Mrs. Mary Taylor, of Lapeer.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the home with Rev. H. Collycotte, of Rochester, officiating. Burial was made in Lakeville cemetery, under the direction of C.O. Whitcomb, Oxford.

Source: Lake Orion Review, February 28, 1936.

Short News Items About the Roricks from Newspapers in the Pacific Northwest

E.H. Rorick, a physician of Fayette, Ohio, is stopping at the Perkins, accompanied by Mrs. Rorick. (Portland Oregonian, October 6, 1909)

An automobile accident occurred Saturday in the tunnel approaching Lyle. Eck Rorick, The Dalles, driving the Stadleman Ice Co. Truck, crashed into the side of the tunnel late that afternoon. Jess Cornthwait, who was riding with him, suffered a severe scalp wound. He was taken to White Salmon by Harry Gilmore, of Tillamook, Ore., and from there rushed to the Hood River hospital. Mr. Rorick escaped with minor cuts and bruises. (Goldendale Sentinel, July 18, 1935)

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