Past Town News

September 24, 1902

Source: Steuben Republican Newspaper  24 Sep 1902, 100 years ago.

Flint - Ethel Delancey has charge of the switchboard for two weeks.  Mrs. J. B. Blue of Angola is visiting her sister Mrs. Geo. Golden.  Mrs. Fred Craig of Orland, visited her mother, Mrs. Munger, a part of last week.  Ocie Sams has retired as telephone girl and will attend school.  Ocie will be missed by the patrons of the 104 phones which she so faithfully waited upon.
Fremont - Mrs. Martha Michael and daughter Ina will spend part of the week in Fort Wayne.  Fred Hewkey, the electrician, who was killed by falling from an electric light pole in Fremont Friday evening was buried Sunday afternoon in Jordon Burying Ground.

Pleasant Lake - Addison Hamlin and wife spent Sunday with son Clifton near Salem Center.  Mrs. Simon Dahuff visited her daughter Mrs. Ella Pinchin at Fremont last Tuesday.  Diantha Strickland took the train here Monday morning for her new home in Wood County, Ohio.  Mrs. Lottie Jallifee and daughter Helen from Chicago, who are returning from a pleasure trip to England, visited last week with her aunt, Mrs. Frank Menges.

South Jamestown - Cora Myers Hills was married to a Mr. McCone of Coldwater, MI last week.

Page - Michael Gundrum and wife visited their grand-daughter Mrs. C. Lords at Hall’s Corners last Sunday.

Gage - John Vail and family recently visited near Orland.  Ed Reed obtained a divorce from his wife Ida Reed last week Tuesday.

Pleasant View - Rita Doudt will visit friends at Indianapolis this week.  Orrin Morris and daughter Lillie visited at Ira Bowerman’s Sunday.  Some people from Ligonier passed through here last week in an automobile.  Augustus Roberts of Orland and his niece Ona Grabill attended the state fair last week.  The latter was a guest of Mrs. Ora Coleman.

Nettle Lake - Ira Bartlow visited his brother Harvey, near Ellis, last week.  Callie Rannels of near Reading visited with his father Isaac Rannels a few days last week.  Mrs. Emma McClellan visited her brother George Osfall and family at York, last Wednesday.  It was said a few days ago that a nice kind of a person was one who did not hold you responsible today for what you did yesterday.  Me thinks it depends on what had been said.
Nevada Mills -  Jay Martin and family of Scott, spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. C. Hyatt.  John Rogers and wife spent Sunday in York Township with her brother John Hall.  Lizzie Berry from West of Orland is staying for a short time with her sister, Mrs. Loren Root.

York - John Hughey and wife attended the funeral of his cousin Fred Hughey at Fremont last Sunday.  E. B. Johnson and wife are visiting George Carpenter’s at Plymouth, IN.  Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Carpenter are sisters.

- Cyrus Spade has purchased the house and lot owned by his son Fred Spade on North Street for $450.  Bert Brown of Chicago came Friday for a brief visit with his Mother, Emily Brown.  Sunday evening he delighted the audience at the M. E. Church with two beautiful coronet solos.

Hudson - Mrs. Wm Mead and children of near Metz, spent Sunday with her parents Andrew Ferrier and wife.  Henry Markle formerly of this place died at Lincoln, Nebraska  September 19th and his remains will be brought here for burial.

Local - Miss Glida Sickles of Stiefels Store was the guest over Sunday of Elizabeth Powers, at her country home, southeast of town.  G. W. McBride and wife of Grand Haven, MI are visiting their parents Hon. A. W. Hendry and wife.  Mrs. J. H. Pickrell and son Scott of Springfield, IL are visiting the formers daughter, Mrs. C. S. Medbury.  Mrs. Hattie Gilbert and Mrs. Julia Weinberger of Chicago are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Kidney.   Emanual Ropp has been given the contract to add a third story to the building occupied by Charles Cook and to thus enlarge Masonic Hall.  Miss Gertrude Stowbridge royally entertained the “Old Maids Sewing Circle” last Saturday evening.   Born at Artie, IN 18 Sep 1902 to Ezra and Nora Beil a dau. and second child. Dolph Swift and wife, great grand-parents.

Submitted by: Jean Ann Childers