Short News Items from 1931

Mrs. M. Hixson entertained at one o’clock dinner for the pleasure of Mr. Bartlett Thompson on his birthday and the 20th wedding of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick, of Morenci, Mich. Covers were laid for 20 guests. The table was decorated with deep pink carnations and ferns and on each side were two large cakes, with white icing and in the center a small vase of red roses, the other was white with pink roses and green vines made in the icing. A three-course dinner was served. After dinner a program of music was given: solo by Mr. Thompson, recitation by Mrs. Bernard of Bryan, and concluding with singing by all. The guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bonner of Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick of Morenci, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Ceaser, Toledo, Mr. and Mars. Marion Riffner of Fayette, Mrs. Marjorie Thompson of Columbus, Mrs. Jesses Allison of Reading, Mich., Misses Bertha Thompson and Betty Ceaser of Toledo, Miss Lillian Riffner of Bowling Green, Miss Frances Rorick of Ann Arbor, Miss Mary Thompson of Bryan, Misses Margaret and Leila Rorick, Caspar Rorick jr., of Morenci, Mr. Thompson, Mrs. Hixson. (Archbold Buckeye, March 11, 1931)

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Short News Items from 1923

Johnnie Wallace, who is attending Gallaudet College at Washington, D.C., writes that he is out of the basket ball playing this season on account of a badly sprained ankle and a broken bone under the arch of his right foot, caused by playing foot ball. (Nezperce Herald, January 18, 1923)

Mrs. William Moore Rorick of Detroit is visiting in the Lucien Mueller home while her daughter, Mrs. Mueller, is in the Decatur and Macon County hospital. (Decatur Herald and Review, March 11, 1923)

Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Sutton, Marion Sutton and Mrs. Ellen Rogers spent Thursday afternoon with their daughter and niece, Mrs. Mattie Brodt. (Oxford Leader, March 23, 1923)

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Mrs. Eva Nichols

Ypsilanti, Sept. 20.—Mrs. Eva Nichols, 68 years old, died yesterday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy E. Wise, 1112 Sherman street. She had been a resident of this city five years, coming from Hart, Mich.  Besides her husband, W.Z. Nichols, she is survived by the daughter, one son, Ray of Saginaw, a sister Mrs. O.J. Wells, Hudson, Mich., and a brother, Charles E. Gallup, Ann Arbor.  Funeral services will be held Thursday from the residence and burial will be at Morenci, Mch.

Source: Detroit Free Press, September 21, 1927. 

Untitled (Susan Loman Gallup)

The Janesville, (Wis.) Record of October 19th, contains the following item of interest to Beadle county pioneers: “Yesterday noon Mrs. S.E. Gallup closed her eyes in death at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O.J. Wells.  Her illness had been of long duration and at the time of her death she was sixty-five years of age.  She had resided in Janesville but a few years, her home being formerly at Lakeside, S.D. She leaves four children, two sons and two daughters—John and Mrs. W.Z. Nichols of Lakeside; Chas. E., Medina, Mich.; and Mrs. O.J. Wells of this city.  The remains were sent to Lakeside last night for interment.”

Source:  Daily Huronite, October 23, 1899. 

Mr. And Mrs. O.J. Wells Married 50 Years Ago

FAYETTE, Sept. 24.—A group of relatives arranged a surprise Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Wells of South Fayette Street in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The afternoon was spent socially and ice cream and cake were served, the bride of fifty years ago being presented with a cake. Mr. and Mrs. Wells resided in the west for many years, then on their farm near Lime Creek and for the last ten years have lived in Fayette.

Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gallup, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gallup and three children and Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Burd, all of Ann Arbor, Mr. and Mrs. Harper Gallup and two daughters of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Ingall and daughter of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ingall of Morenci, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wise of Ypsilanti, Miss Ruth Ingall of Waldron, Channing and Hattie Gallup of Lime Creek and Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Brackney and daughter Ruth Ellen of Hudson. Pictures were taken of Mr. and Mrs. Wells and also of the entire group.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, September 24, 1935.

Birth Announcements from 1919

Sunday a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Downard. (Caldwell Tribune, March 7, 1919)

Born, Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Ingall of Plymouth, Mich., a daughter. (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 2, 1919)

A son, Roy William, was born Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wells of Washington, D.C. Mr. Wells is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Wells. (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 2, 1919)

Business & Professional Notices from 1916

Theodore Mackrell, who was for years employed at Newburgh by the Erie Railroad Co. as train dispatcher, is now Erie superintendent at Huntington, Ind. The advancement of Mr. Mackrell has been merited. In July, 1913, he wanted the road on his division double-tracked, and realizing that a little encouragement would work wonders, he told his staff that when the road was completed he would give them a dinner that would make a record for such affairs. The track is laid, 205 miles have been completed and Mr. Mackrell last week gave orders for the dinner. (Middletown Daily Times, January 24, 1916)

Roy Wells, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Wells, of Lime Creek, received a telegram Monday informing him that he had been appointed assistant in the U.S. weather bureau at Denver. Mr. Wells will begin his new duties Sept. 1. (Adrian Daily Telegram, August 14, 1916)


One of the pretty and simple mid-summer weddings was solemnized last evening at 8 o’clock at the home of the bride, when Miss Anges Jewell Gallup, eldest daughter of Charles E. Gallup, was united in marriage to Harlow Dewey Ingall of Morenci, Mich.

Owing to the recent death of the bride’s mother, the affair was very quiet, and was witnessed only by relatives and a few close friends. The officiating clergyman was Rev. David Howell of Lansing, and the ceremony which took place at 8 o’clock, was begun by the wedding march played by Miss Mary Ann Haynes of Ann Arbor, during which Miss Gallup and Mr. Ingall took their places before the minister. Miss Gallup was unattended, and her gown was of lingerie trimmed with baby Irish trimming. The rooms were decorated with smilax and carnations prettily arranged, and a pink and white color scheme was carried out everywhere. After the serving of refreshments Mr. and Mrs. Ingall left on the 9:30 Michigan Central for Detroit and from there they will take a boat tonight for Mackinac, to be gone about two weeks.

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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.