Short News Items from 1917

Edward Loosley is over from Montague for a few days, visiting G.W. Loosley and other relatives and friends.  He is connected with the Loosley-Lwinnell company over in northern California and says all kinds of prosperity exists over there.  (Ashland Daily Tidings, January 4, 1917)

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Walling, of Portland, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Leonard Hallinan, this week.  They expect to go to their summer home at Rockaway Beach about May 1st.  They have cottages and tents to rent and will go down to have them ready for their summer grade.  (Oregon City Enterprise, April 27, 1917)

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Short News Items from 1916

A letter from Johnnie Wallace states that he won the championship wrestle at the deaf school on Christmas day. In speaking of the affair he writes: “In the afternoon at 1:30 Ben and I began to wrestle and at 1:55 Ben threw me down. We rested 5 minutes and at 2:00 we started to wrestle again, and at 2:15 I threw Ben down. We rested another 5 minutes and at 2:20 we started on the final. I threw him down quickly and he got hurt and gave up. Another boy has challenged me and I must defend the titles, so I will wrestle him next May. (Nezperce Herald, January 6, 1916)

Mrs. Ben Wiseman departed Tuesday for Sioux Falls for a visit with her brother, Don McGugin, who is studying dentistry there under Dr. Gorman, formerly of Pierre. (Pierre Weekly Free Press, March 2, 1916)

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Short News Items from 1912

Marion Sutton is with his sister in Detroit in the grip of his old enemy, rheumatism. (Oxford Leader, March 8, 1912)

Mrs. Winnie Fischer, nee Winnie Palmer, of Grayling was called here this week by the severe illness of her brother, Veryl. She was accompanied by her husband. (Clare Sentinel, March 29, 1912)

Mr. George Walling, of Clackamas County, has been troubled recently with thieves. The first was a large panther, which visited his farm on Saturday night and began to make sad havoc among a flock of fine sheep. The varmint was soon killed by Mr. W. and by this time we suppose it has a place in Buchtel & Cardwell’s cabinet of curiosities. The next thief was a two-legged one, who entered the house and appropriated several articles of clothing, etc., of not much value, however. Mr. Walling did not succeed in capturing the last-named “varmint.” (Portland Oregonian, April 24, 1912)

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Short News Items from 1911

Mrs. Emma Van Sickle, of Port Jervis, N.Y., is a guest at the Friedman home, on Warren street. (Pittston Gazette, March 29, 1911)

Marion Sutton is attending the state G.A.R. encampment at Ypsi. (Oxford Leader, June 24, 1911)

W.W. Sheplee received a letter Saturday from Dr. Garth of Port Arthur, Texas, in which the doctor states that they have had rain for the past three weeks, and for the past day or two it has rained most of the time. They enjoy the gulf breeze and at no time has the thermometer registered more than 92 in the shade. At Beaumont, which is twenty miles north, it is from five to ten degrees hotter. Mrs. W.C. Tyrrell has gone to California to visit with her daughter, Mrs. David Rorick, and Cap. is on his way to Iowa. We all like Port Arthur. Mr. Garth expects to visit Clarion next March. (Wright County Monitor, July 19, 1911)

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Short News Items from 1909

Miss Edythe Myers is spending a week with her uncle, Mr. Scott Rochelle of Black Lick. (Columbus Sunday Dispatch, March 28, 1909)

Charles Palmer cut his hand severely while working at the mill. (Clare Sentinel, May 14, 1909)

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Walling are the guests of Mrs. Fannie Walling in Lodi. (Oakland Tribune, May 26, 1909)

Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Van Sickle, of Port Jervis, N.Y., and Earl Leppert, of Little Falls, N.Y., have been guests at the home of Charles Van Sickle, of Warren street. (Pittston Gazette, June 2, 1909)

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Short News Items from 1903

Dr. J.W. Garth is expecting to receive a new buggy as a Christmas present, which was sent by Cap. Tyrrell from Beaumont, Texas. Mr. Tyrrell reports heavy rains there and the streets flooded with water. (Wright County Monitor, January 6, 1903)

Mr. and Mrs. Emmett VanSickle and son, of Port Jervis, N.Y., are visiting the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. VanSickle. For a number of years, Mr. Emmett VanSickle has been a watch inspector for the Erie railroad. (Pittstown Gazette, March 10, 1903)

S.E. Rorick is reshingling and applying fresh paint to house and barn at the Mills. (Anamosa Journal, May 21, 1903)

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Short News Items from 1893

Mrs. D.D. Rorick and little girl departed Tuesday for Oxford Junction, Iowa, where they expect to remain for some time visiting at the home of Mrs. Rorick’s relatives. (Hand County Press, March 16, 1893)

Some time ago J.T. Rorick, publisher of the Bad Axe Democrat, sold out his profitable newspaper property and located in the state of Washington. It is now reported that Mr. Rorick has discovered that all that glitters is not gold, and that he is about to return to Michigan.—Caro Advertiser. (Port Huron Daily Times, August 7, 1893)

Mrs. Ed. Freedman of West Pittston, Pa., is visiting her brother, Emmett Van Sickle, the jeweler. (Port Jervis Tri-States Union, August 8, 1893)

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John W. Burns

John W. Burns was born in Lee County, Iowa, February 22, 1838, where he resides [sic] until Aug 1864 when he moved to Nebraska.  He came to Kansas from Nebr. In 1884 where he lived until Aug. 20, 1920 when he and his daughter, Miss Ida Burns moved to California in hope of improving his health.  He died at Long Beach, California, Mrrch [sic] 12, 1922, aged 84 years and 20 days.  At the time of his death he was a member of the U.B. church of Athol, Kansas.

Father Burns was married near Burlington, Iowa, Nov. 14, 1860 near Burlingham [sic], Iowa, to Miss Nancy J. Vonsickel [sic] who proceded [sic] to the better land.  Of four children, two sons and two daughters, only Miss Ida Burns remains.  He is also survived by four grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

The history of Mr. Burn’s [sic] life as a christian [sic] is one that inspires us to follow his examples.  He was converted at the age of 21 and remained steadfast until his departure.  With Paul he could truly say, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”

Source: The Athol Record, March 30, 1922. 

Civil War Veteran Passes Away

William C. Van Sickle, a veteran of the Civil War, answered the final roll call on Saturday morning at his home on Warren street, West Pittston, and the remains will be taken to Port Jervis this morning for interment.  Deceased was in his eighty-eighth year and had been in ill health the past three years.

William Coe VanSickle was a son of Solomon and Elizabeth VanSickle. He was born June 28, 1821, at Hamburg, N.Y. [sic]  Living during his early life there, in his young manhood he located as a carpenter in Mount Salem, N.J. Here, on May 17, 1851, he took as a helpmeet, Miss [sic] Emily Decker, and for 58 years—until her death on Feb. 8, 1909—they were companions.

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