Lillian Wise Is Taken By Death

CORNING—Funeral rites for Mrs. Lillian Ruth Wise, 87, former Corning-Paskenta resident, were held Thursday in Trinity Methodist Church at Chico.  Burial was in the family plot at the Paskenta Cemetery.

A resident of Chico for 39 years, Mrs. Wise died Tuesday in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Oroville.  She was the widow of Sterling Wise whose death occurred in the early 1950s.

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Short News Items from 1898

The venerable Wm. Rorick is prostrated from sickness. As he is quite aged it is thought he will not recover. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 15, 1898)

Miss Sarah Mullany and James Mullany, Jr., came up Friday from Glen’s Ferry and attended the Masquerade ball. While here they made the Bulletin office a pleasant call. Since we last saw Miss Sarah she has grown to womanhood and is one of the handsomest young ladies in the county. (Elmore Bulletin, January 26, 1898)

B.F. Walling and wife (nee Georgia Comley) live in Nampa, Idaho. Mrs. Walling has an album full of photographs taken her some twenty years ago, and if the originals could get hold of them there would doubtless be a bonfire, for they are—well they don’t flatter a bit. (Albany State Rights Democrat, February 18, 1898)

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Mrs. Minnie L. Wise

Mrs. Minnie L. Wise, 67, of 652 Kedzie dr., East Lansing, died Friday evening at a local hospital. Mrs. Wise had lived with her daughter, Mrs. W.A. Stowe, at East Lansing for the past three years, coming here from Ypsilanti. Besides the daughter he is survived by a brother, Lee Nichols of Ludington, and two granddaughters, Yvonne and Judith Stowe, both of East Lansing. Funeral services will be at the Stevens and Bush funeral home at Ypsilanti at 1 p.m. Monday. Rev. William Shaw officiating. The body will be at Estes-Leadley funeral home until Sunday.

Source: Lansing State Journal, May 15, 1954.

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. 

Boy Drowned In River

Father Stretches Seine Across Stream to Recover Body

WEAVERVILLE, April 14.—Jesse Wise, a boy of Eureka, was drowned yesterday in crossing the south fork of Trinity river seventy miles from here. His father, E.J. Wise, has stretched a seine across the river below the falls to catch the body when it rises to the surface.

Source: San Francisco Examiner, April 15, 1910.

Boxer Found Dead In Car Near Chico

CHICO, Feb. 25.—An inquest was to be held here today into the suicide of Sterling R. Wise, 27, a barber and former boxer of Klamath Falls. His body, with a bullet wound in the chest, was found in the back seat of his automobile, with a half empty bottle of poison nearby. The discovery was made by Frank Atkins and L.C. Bosworth, sheepmen, at Salmon Hole, in Butte county. His father, S.A. Wise, said the youth had been despondent lately.

Source: Colusa Herald, February 25, 1930.

Recover First Body From Raging River

WEAVERVILLE (Trinity Co.) April 19.—The first body to be recovered from the treacherous waters of the south fork of the Trinity river was that of Jesse Wise of Eureka, who was drowned Saturday. His body was recovered yesterday morning.

Many drowning accidents have occurred in the Trinity river, but the memory of the oldest residents fail to cite an instance in which the body has been recovered.  The remains of Wise were badly battered by the raging waters and rocks of the river, and for this reason Coroner Wallace ordered immediate burial.

Source:  Sacramento Union, April 20, 1910.

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.

Farmer Arrested

Millville (Shasta Co.), November 25.—Ezra Thomas, who owns no fewer than eleven Shasta County ranches, was arrested Saturday on complaint of Sterling A. Wise for malicious mischief, the allegation being that Thomas killed one of Wise’s hogs.  Thomas was taken to Redding and had no trouble in giving $250 bail guaranteeing his appearance before Judge Dunham on December 2nd for trial. It is supposed that Thomas shot the Wise hog, if the allegation be true, because the hog was troublesome to him.

About the only cases ever coming up in the Millville Court in troubles over marauding hogs.

Source: Sacramento Bee, November 25, 1907.