John Zbinden Is Out for Prizes

John Zbinden of Merrill left his entry for the farm crops division of the county fair when in town on business Friday. Mr. Zbinden promises some thrilled with both first and second cutting Grimm alfalfa, which he avers stands breast high. He is also exhibiting a new variety of table cucumber for slicing, which was propagated by a physician in his home vegetable garden near Medford. In addition Mr. Zbinden enters watermelon, hubbard squash, two varieties of musk melon, tomatoes and gold coin potatoes.

Source: Klamath Falls Evening Herald, August 29, 1925)

Ex-Malin Resident Electrocuted

Contact with a 12,000 volt power line took the lives of two farmers at Prineville about 6 p.m. last night. Dead are Vern Higgins, 56, and John Frederick (Jack) Zbinden, native of Klamath County and member of a pioneer family of this area. He was 45 years old.

According to word reaching here today from a brother-in-law of Zbinden’s—Jack Wilkinson, Prineville—the two men were moving a potato loader through a gate on the Higgins ranch when the equipment struck a telephone line that in turn fell across the high power line. The power line fell across the Higgins truck from which Higgins had just stepped to the ground to direct the loader through the gate.

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Birth Announcements from 1948

Baby Boy Eveland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Eveland, Greensboro, born March 31st. (Easton Star-Democrat, April 9, 1948)

A son, Bruce Craven, was born April 15 to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Craven Hird (Harriet Rorick) in Palo Alto, Cal. This is their second child. (Portland Oregonian, May 3, 1948)

Birth Reported—Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. Durant, 1405 East Washington street, Monday were advised that their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John V. Durant, were the parents of a daughter, Linda Mary, born Saturday at Dayton, Ohio. (Idaho Statesman, August 17, 1948)

Zbinden—Born at Klamath Valley hospital, Klamath Falls, Ore., December 2, 1948, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zbinden, Chemult, Ore., a boy. Weight 8 pounds 6 ¾ ounces. (Klamath Falls Herald and News, December 4, 1948)

Short News Items from 1937

Mr. and Mrs. Remmel Blankenbush and son, of New Jersey, spent the week end with Mrs. Minnie Bellas [sic]. (Wilkes-Barre Record, January 9, 1937)

Rv. James D. Bryden of South Walnut Street has returned from Green Cove Springs, Fla., where he spent a month with his son, Rev. Lewis B. Bryden and family. (Wilkes-Barre Record, March 6, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Loosley have returned to Fort Klamath after spending the winter months visiting their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Zbinden, near Klamath Falls. (Klamath Falls Evening Herald, April 9, 1937)

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Short News Items from 1936

Mr. and Mrs. Merle Loosley visited briefly at the Zbinden ranch near Merrill, Sunday afternoon. (Klamath Falls News, February 21, 1936)

Jimmy Eveland, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Eveland, Sr., of Hillsboro, is recuperating from an operation for appendicitis, recently performed in the hospital at Easton. (Easton Star-Democrat, April 3, 1936)

A valuable Collie dog belonging to Leon Sutton was kicked by a horse yesterday, its head being badly lacerated, its tongue cut and its jaw broken. (Sayre Evening Times, August 15, 1936)

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Short News Items from 1935

A birthday dinner in honor of Mrs. Mabel Briner was given at her home, February 20. Guests were: Mr. and Mrs. C.A. McGrew, Mrs. Ella Mae McGrew, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Briner and daughter, Rose Elfa, Mrs. Elfa Green, and a sister of Mrs. Briner who is visiting from Portland. (Medford Mail Tribune, February 22, 1935)

Fort Klamath, Ore.—Mr. and Mrs. Fred Loosley left Wednesday for Merrill, where they will spend some time visiting their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Zbinden. (Klamath Falls Evening Herald, November 13, 1935)

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Baldwin and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin’s son of Tecumseh, Michigan, left Sunday for northern Michigan on a deer hunting expedition. (Livingston County Daily Press, November 20, 1935)

Death Notices from 1932

The body of Mrs. H.P. Search, 60, who died in West Palm Beach, Fla., arrived in Zanesville today and the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock. She is survived by her husband and a brother. (Newark Advocate, March 8, 1932)

Mildred Armstrong, nineteen years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Armstrong of Burt, formerly of Livermore, died Wednesday, March 9. She has been an invalid for a number of years, an attack of flu ultimately causing her death. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Armstrong of Livermore, drove to Burt to attend the funeral services [l]ast Friday. (Humboldt Republican, March 25, 1932)

The funeral for Miss Zbinden was one of the largest ever held in Merrill. The young woman was a high school student of Malin and the student body of the Malin school attended the services. Music was furnished by the Malin high school girls. Fellow students acted as pall bearers. (Klamath Falls Evening Herald, April 2, 1932)

RORICK—On Saturday, October 1, 1932, Mary Elizabeth Rorick, daughter of the late Mark and Ann Moore Rorick. Funeral service at the Home for Aged Women, Tuesday, October 4, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Newton, N.J.  (Jersey Journal, October 3, 1932)

Resolutions of respect to the late Dallas D. Rorick, 88, oldest member of the Jones County Bar association, were adopted by the bar association last week. (Quad City Times, November 28, 1932)

Evelyn Marie Zbinden

Funeral services for the late Evelyn Marie Zbinden were held at 2:30 Monday afternoon from the Presbyterian church in Merrill, with the pastor, Rev. Stanley Jewell and Rev. H.L. Weir of the Malin Presbyterian church, officiating. There was a very large attendance of friends at the services which included many students of both the Merrill and Malin high schools, Miss Zbinden having been a student of the Malin high school. Pallbearers were fellow students from the Malin high school and the music was by a choir composed of young ladies of the Merrill school. There were many beautiful floral tributes displayed. Interment was made in the family plot in the Merrill I.O.O.F. cemetery under the direction of the Earl Whitlock funeral home.

Source: Klamath News, March 22, 1932.