Past Town News

May 20, 1903

Source: Steuben Republican Newspaper, 20 May 1903.

Births - In Elkhart, IN, 12 May 1903 to Mr. and Mrs. James D. Light, a daughter and second child.  Mrs. Light is the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Wm Rude, and is known by many in and about Angola.

Marriages - 11 May 1903, Benjamin E. Wilson and Louisa M. Manning, both of Millgrove Township.

Obituaries - Laura Kidney Case, Alexander S. Moore

Pleasant Lake - Born Sunday May 17 to John Williams and wife a son.  Carl Galer of Fort Wayne spent Sunday with his grandma Mrs. O. M. Gilbert.  Mrs. Lida Morris and son of Libby, Montana are visiting her sister, Mrs. Wells.  The twentieth annual commencement exercises of Pleasant Lake High School were held at the U. B. Church last Friday evening.  Diplomas were presented by trustee Harpham to Misses Dessa George, Gertrude Ransburg, Cleo Hamlin, May Hoagland, Janie Hale, Bertha Pember and Floyd Leasure.

Jamestown - Mrs. Della Waiters and daughter of Wisconsin are visiting her parents Mrs. and Mrs. G. W. Baker.  Mrs. Mia Lemmon is staying with her daughter Mrs. Frank Harbaugh who is having chills and fever.  Jamestown Primary Department of School for the month ending May 14, 1903: enrollment 32, average attendance 30.  Those not missing a day are Bertha Williams, Bertha Dygert, Vern McKem, Howard McClue, Carrie, Eva and Winnie Dawes, Una Lemmon, Doin Barry, Hermie Straw, Burdette and Cecil Robbins, George King, Sadie Hobson, Eiva Darr, Merritt Hawkins.  Those not missing during the year are Doin Barry, Eva Dawes and Una Lemmon.  Lillian Morse, teacher.

Local and Personal - Mrs. J. A. Woodhull has gone to Warren, Ohio to visit her daughter Georgia Bates and family.  Orlo Arnold and Miss Elga Coleman, both of Pleasant View, this county, were married last Sunday, May 17.  Louis Scholze of Fort Wayne came to Angola Sunday on his automobile to visit his sister Mrs. S. W. Headley, making the distance in 3 and 1/2 hours.

Page - Mrs. James Day visited over Sunday with her son Ora at Ellis.  Born to Clyde Henney and wife, May 14, a daughter and first child.

Pleasant View - Born Sunday May 17, 1903 to Bert Coe and wife, a son and second child.  Ira Bowerman and family visited their Uncle Leonard Corbett of Salem, Sunday.   Men gathered at the home of E. J. Doudt Saturday afternoon to raise the barn but did not complete it until Monday.

Nettle Lake - Charles Moss and family visited his mother Mrs. Louisa Moss here Sunday.

Helmer - John Tritch bought a buggy of A. S. Billman, Monday.

Salem Center - Isaac Morrison is making an extended visit with his son Erve, east of Angola.  Miss Inez Raub of Garrett, visited last Saturday and Sunday with her sister Mrs. Grace DeWitt and other relatives.  Fred Komp and Miss Pearl Bodley were married Sunday May 10, 1903, at the home of the groom’s parents, the groom’s father officiating.  They will live in Helmer.

Hudson - Married Sunday May 17,1903 at Hamilton, Miss Nannie Sewell and Mr. Frank Oberlin, of this place.  They’re many friends with them prosperity and happiness through life.

York - Henry Cox and wife of Edon spent Sunday with his father John Cox.  John Hall’s people attended the funeral of his son-in-law James Paul last Saturday of Ray.

Gage - Mrs. George Rowley visited her mother Mrs. L. A. Hastings last Sunday.  George Williams and son of Metz came Friday for a short visit with his sister, Mrs. L. L. Waterhouse.  The Gage friends of G. R. Lucas were very much shocked to learn of his death.

Lake Valley - Eli Klink and wife spent Friday in Reading, MI with their son Lawrence.  Clyde Dole, wife and daughter Zema spent Sunday in Hudson with Mr. Dole’s parents.

Flint - Following is a list of graduates from the Flint High School: Lura E. Benninghoof, Sara E. Davis, Lula Gideon, Eula M. Golden, Fred S. Mott, and Abijah D. Parsell.

Orland - W. J. Case and daughter Celia wheeled to Stroh and back Saturday.  Florence Lyons will spend a couple of weeks with her sister Mrs. Edith McNickle of Ray.  David West and son Charles left Tuesday morning for Tennessee.
Fremont - Mrs. Anna Cuil and little daughter Eileen are guests of the former’s brother, Fred Bevier.  E. S. Hilton and wife went to East Gilead, Michigan last week to visit his daughter Mrs. J. B. Hughes.

N. Otsego - Clara Schmeiser is staying with her Aunt Mrs. Peter Weffler of York, who is very poor health.   Miss Cora Cary of York Township, was the guest of her sister Mrs. Cassius Barr, last Thursday.

Metz - Frank Parsons, northwest of Metz had a severe stroke of paralysis one-day last week.

Circuit Court - Red Sand Beach Ass’n vs William Case - change of venue to DeKalb County.  Rachel Heckathorn vs Charles Heckathorn - complaint for divorce, dismissed.  Harvey A. Gish vs Clara E. Gish - divorce, findings for plaintiff granting custody of child with opportunity for defendant to visit child at all reasonable times in the home provided for said child by plaintiff.  Estate of Isabelle Croxton - settled.

Submitted by: Jean Ann Childers