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. 

Untitled (Eliza Wise Walling)

Mrs. J.D. Walling, who died in Portland last week, was buried at Spring Valley, Friday. She was married in 1839 to Mr. Walling, who died in 1870, and with him settled on their donation claim in Spring Valley on Christmas day, 1847. Her maiden name was Eliza A. Wise, she being a native of New York state. Their union was blessed with fourteen children, thirteen of whom yet live, several being residents of this county.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, January 17, 1893.

Short News Items from 1925

Mrs. William Rorick of Detroit is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Lucien Mueller. She came down for the holidays. (Decatur Herald, January 5, 1925)

Miss Dena [sic] Loosley and niece, Jeanie, from Portola, visited relatives here Sunday. (Feather River Bulletin, February 5, 1925)

Little Ila Mae Loosley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Loosley, is recovering from a light attack of measles. (Feather River Bulletin, February 5, 1925)

Mrs. Harold Loosley is ill with measles at her home here. (Reno Gazette-Journal, February 11, 1925)

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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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