Past Town News

August 19, 1903

Source: Steuben Republican Newspaper, 19 Aug 1903.

Obituaries - Mary Ann Mabrey, Roberta Cowen, Mary Frances Lake, Frank E. Millis

Salem Center - Mrs. Kirtland of Kansas, a sister of Mrs. E. D. Gunsaullus is visiting her.   Mrs. A. K. Hammond, who has been visiting with her daughter Mrs. Flem Bodley, returned to her home in Fort Wayne last Thursday.

Orland - Mrs. Nettie Aldrich returned home Sunday after a two weeks visit with her son Frank Lewis and Family in Angola.   Mrs. E. A. Trisbie of Angola accompanied her brother Wesley Helme home Sunday and is a guest of her sister Mrs. John Thompson.  From the Eaton Herald, “Married 3 Aug 1903, Victor Benschoten and Miss Louise Swatz, both of Eaton.”  Vic was an Orland boy and his many friend here wish him and his new wife happiness.

Pleasant Lake - Myron Bland of Kendallville, visited his mother, Mrs. Mary Shumaker over Sunday.   Joseph Frederick and wife spent Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. John Grimm in Garrett.  Mrs. Addie Pember and son, Tern Leasure, of Ft. Wayne spend a few days with her sister Mrs. Samuel Freman last week.

Local - Paul Horn visited his sister Mrs. J. E. Swanger of Jonesville last week.  The 3rd annual reunion of the Wolf family will be held at the old homestead now owned by F. F. Wolf west of Mt. Zion Church August 25.  Alonzo Dunham was 91 years old last Sunday and in keeping with his time honored custom paid his subscription to the Republican in advance.  Miss Edna Wilson who has been in the home of Mrs. Rakestraw for over 2 years, took the train last Saturday morning for Harwick, Iowa, where she no doubt, before this time, has been joined in marriage with William Loughrey, formerly of Steuben Township.

South Jamestown - Mrs. Ward Philo of Flint, visited her son, A. Spangle and family, Sunday.  Mrs. Lora McGrew and son visited her sister Mrs. Irma Eckert last Friday.

Flint - Inez Gleason is no better.   George Rude of Jackson Prairie died suddenly Sunday evening.

York - Frank Shook and wife visited their son Artie at Albion, MI the first of the week.  Zoe Wicoff spent part of last week with her sister Mrs. Lute Hutchins near Angola.   Mr. and Mrs. Provines of Spencerville are visiting their daughter Mrs. P. A. Walter.

Hudson - Miss Clara Leinsting of Chicago is a guest of her sister Mrs. E. Frazier, also her mother arrived Saturday for a visit.  Mrs. Dull died at her home, Thursday evening age 75 years.  The funeral was held at the U. B. Church Saturday morning, Rev. Davis officiating.  The funeral of Milo Betts who was drowned August 9, 1903 was held in the M. E. Church Wednesday morning.

Hamilton - Mrs. Asa Feil of Michigan is visiting her father Perry Sewell.  Miss Blanch Grambling of near Hudson is visiting her brother Ed.   Mrs. Doty of Ashley is visiting her parents Artemas McClish and wife.  H. C. Oberlin and wife visited their daughter Mrs. Harley Swift last Sunday.  Mrs. Monroe Mussleman of Butler visited her father T. A. Beecher and family last week.  Monday, August 10th a number of the children of class 9 of the M. E. Sunday School, were visitors to the home of Victor Roblett in honor of his 7th birthday.  Games were played and a peanut hunt took place, light refreshments were served.

North Otsego - Cass Smith and wife attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary Ann Mabrey at E. Gilead last Wednesday.  Will Turpening of Maumee, Ohio was the guest of his brother in law John W. Sickels and wife last Sunday.  Daniel Corey of near Edon and daughter Mrs. Manda Everhart and baby of Detroit were the guests of Mr. Corey’s niece, Mrs. Lorenzo Burch and family last Sunday.

North Scott - The Elliott Reunion will be held at the home of John Dotts on Saturday August 22.  George Letts will teach at the Woodworth School the coming term.

Nevada -Lois Collins of Jamestown spent Sunday with her cousin Florence Collins.

Otsego Center - Orda Ebel visited her cousin Dessie Night of near Summit, the past two weeks.  Mrs. Frank Ebel and children visited her sister Mrs. Jack Night, near Summit.  About 40 boys and girls met at the home of Blanche Gates Tuesday evening in honor of her 16th birthday.

Fremont - Elmer Wood and wife are the proud parents of a son, born Sunday morning August 16th, weight 9 and 1/2 pounds.  Dr. Frank Dewey, wife and daughter of Elkhart are visiting her brother and other friends.

Jamestown - Mr. and Mrs. Shine of N. Dakota are guests of her brother George W. McKim.

Helmer - A large attendance for James J. Wren’s funeral last Friday held at Turkey Creek Chapel.  Rev. Loutzenhiser of Hudson officiated. 

Alvarado - Born August 16,1903 to Charles Wright and wife a son and first child.  Mrs. David Scoville of Angola was guest of Sam Brooks and family last Sunday.

Lake Valley - Elsie George visited with her grandparents Jessie Avery and wife last week.

Pleasant View - Ora Coleman is at Angola working on the electric line.  He will be the motorman.

Submitted by: Jean Ann Childers