Past Town News

March 5, 1902

Source:  Steuben County Republican Newspaper, 5 Mar 1902.

Pleasant Lake - Mrs. Detrick of Auburn is visiting her brother W. S. McDougle, last week.  Steubenville is very happy, for she has a new depot, recently built by the Lake Shore Company.  It requires a population of 100 to compel a railroad company to build a depot.  Steubenville has 109.   Death of Maude Menges, wife of Frank Menges Jr., funeral at Mount Zion.

York - Mrs. M. J. Hix received a telegram last Wednesday announcing the death of her brother, Daniel Oberst of Fremont.  A. A. Stallman has been at South Bend for some time past caring for his uncle, Dr. Rupp, who died Saturday morning.  Mrs. A. A. Stallman and son Eddie, and William Stallman and wife went to South Bend Monday to attend the funeral.

Gage - School report for District No. 1, Jackson Township, pupils who have been neither tardy or absent for the past month are Heber Elliott, Burl Hall, Mabel and Marion Clark, Julia and Ethel Downing, Carl Brown, Roy and Mary Hall, and Mabel Cough.  Number enrolled 23, daily attendance 21.

Orland - Bertha Wilder visited her sister Mrs. Nellie Dudley in Ann Harbor last week.  Lucretia Dickenson died February 26, 1902 at the home of Mr. Metzgar at Angola.  Funeral was held at the home of her sister Mrs. F. Salisbury Friday.

Hudson - Mrs. Wm. Kimes died yesterday.  Mrs. Kimmel is visiting her dau. Mrs. Lower in S. Milford.

Flint - Mrs. E. A. Crandell is visiting her son George T. Compton.  Mike Culp has sold his farm to Charles Warring and has bought a farm near Dorrance, Michigan.

Crooked Creek - Mark Miller and wife spent Sunday at Gage with Oliver Miller and wife.  John Kidney’s daughter Alta who has been visiting relatives here for the past two months, returned to her home in Chicago last Saturday.  This community was made very sad by the death of Ethel Eggleston, who died last Sunday morning, aged 14 years.

Salem Center - On Thursday of last week, Hollister Slick and wife celebrated their golden wedding.  Lincoln Wood who has been afflicted with rheumatism for a long time, has been much worse the past few days.  Taylor’s phones were put in last week for Geo. Ellithorp, Sherman Strawser, J. B. Raub and Ellsworth Dewitt had one put in his house the first of this week.  Miss May Courtright and Willis Hall have concluded to travel life’s journey together and were united in marriage Saturday.  Grandma Dewitt, who is eighty-five years old, has just finished piecing a quilt for her grand-daughter, Alta Dewitt.

Pleasant View - Bertha McNair and Paul Arnold are on the sick list.  E. J. Doubt and wife visited one day last week with Reuben Benninghoff and family.  Blanche Doudt left last Wednesday for Chicago, for a visit with Basil G. Wyrick and wife.

Metz - Elmer McConnell has hired Will Vaughn to work for him next year.  Charley Brandeberry will likely move to Edon.
South Jamestown- John Casebeer moved this week from Albert Collins farm, and Joseph Rorabaugh where he vacates having purchased the same.

Nettle Lake - Mrs. John Dunham and Mrs. Snyder have been on the sick list.  Miss Minnie Lature of Conneaut, Ohio came last Saturday to stay a while with her Mother Mrs. Mary Bates.

Hamilton - Inez Ewing, one of the teachers is sick and not able to teach.  Her sister is teaching both rooms.  Mrs. J. B. McCool, Mrs. N. Baker and Mrs. T. H. Dirrim are quite sick.

North Otsego - Mrs. Syrena Ellis is now at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ranson Gates.  She is quite well for one of her age, being in her ninety-seventy year. 

Fremont - Jule Weaver has seven pairs of double boats completed for Spring Bank parties.

Local and Personal - Marshall George Pocock was called to Wauseon, Ohio last week by the serious illness of his mother.  Squire Appleman has three opossums he says he is fattening for Old Settlers Day, and will also add Johnny Cake and sweet potatoes to the bill of fare.  Don Powers and wife left yesterday for their new home in Fairhaven, Washington. Their railroad tickets were $37.67 each. 

Marriages  Orlando Fifer and Minnie Swift, Harry Brandeberry and Ina Gasser 1 Mar 1902.

Submitted by: Jean Ann Childers