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Hillsdale Standard
February 11, 1890

Elmer W. Hatch was born December 31, 1853, in Steuben county, N.Y. Came to Michigan with his parents in October 1858, settling in Woodbridge. Elmer was brought up on the farm working with his father in cultivation the farm on which they lived, thus laying the foundation of industry and frugality, which ever after characterizes life. Feb. 21, 1875, he was married to Miss Ellen Fuller, who now with three children is left to morn the loss of a kind companion and an indulgent father. He was taken with La Grippe; while suffering with pain and disease his little daughter, of nine years, was stricken down by death. This was a terrible shock to him, and the disease went to his head and reason was dethroned. All that was possible to be done by friends and the best medical help to be had proved of no avail. Surrounded by his family, his aged father, brothers and only sister, he passed away on the 31st day of Jan'y, aged 38 years and one month. His funeral was held at the Frontier church, Feb. 2, Rev. Mr. Clark conducting the services, basing his remarks on the words; "Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like his." After which the remains were laid to rest beside his two children that had gone before him, there to rest till time shall be no more.

The family and relatives have the sympathy of the neighborhood in their sad affliction.



Wayne County Alliance, South Sodus, Wayne County, New York
July 1893

The death of one of the oldest inhabitants, of Sodus, occurred last Friday eve, July 6th, in the person of Elizabeth, relict of the late Daniel McMullen, aged 89 years. Mrs. M., was the mother of sixteen children, all of whom reached the age of maturity and twelve of whom survive her. Her husband at one time owned farms, amounting to 700 acres; and many of the residents of Arcadia and Lyons will remember with pleasure the grace with which she presided at many hospitable gatherings.



Arcadia Weekly Gazette, Arcadia, Wayne Co, New York
May 28, 1902

James McMullen, a veteran of the Great Civil War, who has resided here (Sodus) until about three years ago, died at the home of his son, Seward, in Canandaigua last week. He was in his eighty-fourth year. Interment was made at Phelps. Besides his son mentioned, a brother of the deceased, Edward McMullen of Weedsport and two sisters Mrs. (Rosana) A. Reynolds and Mrs. (Mahalia) Israel Morgan of this town (Sodus) are the immediate relatives surviving.



Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, New York
June 16, 1903

Sodus, June 15 - Byron PULVER died last night at the home of Sheldon SOURS, age 45 years. He was a life-long resident of this town. The survivors are one sister, Mrs. Edward BUTTON, and a stepfather, Israel MORGAN.



Unknown Hillsdale Newspaper, Hillsdale, Michigan
September 1903

MRS. ANDREW REYNOLDS - Rhoda Fuller was born in Sodus, Wayne county, New York, April 26, 1851, and came with her parents to Michigan in the same year and resided with them at their home in Woodbridge until her marriage with Andrew Reynolds in 1874, and died September 9, 1903, at their home in Cambria where she has spent all the years of her married life. To them were born two children, a daughter, Mrs. [Eva A.] Herman Higley, of Hillsdale and a son Chauncey [Chancy], who lives at the home. Besides them and her husband, she leaves a mother, Mrs. Amanda Fuller, of Hillsdale, and two sisters, Mrs Ellen Hatch of Frontier and Mrs. Chester Hutchings, of Hillsdale. The deceased was a woman of very strong and impulsive nature, ever extending a helping hand to those who were not so well provided with this world's goods as herself. The esteem in which she was held was very strongly evidenced by the great number which gathered to pay their last respects to one whose place in their hearts can never be filled.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
June 8, 1904, pg5

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. LOWE, who have been visiting the latter's mother, Mrs. W.J. KEMP, 329 North Second street, returned to their home in Kansas City last night.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
April 20, 1911, pg1

Mrs. J.B. KEMP and children will leave soon for Perry, Oklahoma, for an extended visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. REMINGTON.



The Christian Conservator, Vol. XXIX No. 22, Huntington, Indiana
December 24, 1913, pg9

Helton-Betts. At the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Ella Fuller, Hillsdale, Michigan, November 16, 1913, by Rev. W. H. Clay, Miss Ethel G. Betts of Hillsdale, Michigan, and William T. Helton of Jonesvile, Michigan, were married.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
July 3, 1914, pg3

Mrs. Alice KEMP, of Denver, Colo., arrived here this afternoon for a few days visit with her son, Mr. J.B. KEMP.



Unknown Michigan Newspaper
February 1915

Mrs. C. W. HUTCHINS Rillie E. FULLER was born in Woodbridge, Hillsdale Co. May 13, 1862 died at her home in Holly, Michigan February 20, 1915. She was united in marriage to Chester W. HUTCHINS December 6, 1883. Her girlhood days were spent with her parents on the farm. Later she came with her husband to Hillsdale which was their home until they moved to Detroit in 1907 and from there to Holly in June 1913 which has since been their home. Those left to mourn her loss are the companion, 1 daughter and husband Mr. & Mrs. Harry Jacobs and a little granddaughter Ruth Jacobs, all of Holly beside a Host of relatives and friends. The funeral services were conducted in the home February 22 by the Methodist Pastor Rev. C. E. League and Interment was in the Holly Cemetery. Those who attended from away were Mrs. Ora Shaull of Angola, Mr. & Mrs. D. [Dorr & Pearl Belle] Hatch of Cambria, Mrs. A. Fuller & Mrs. E.L. Hinkle of Hillsdale.



Unknown Michigan Newspaper
October 1918

Orlin Clifton Sargent was born in Frontier, Mich., Hillsdale county, township of Woodbridge, Dec. 23, 1900, and departed this life Oct. 22nd, 1918, in Jackson, aged 18 years, 10 months, 22 days. He leaves to mourn his loss, a father and mother(stepmother), Mr. and Mrs. Homer Sargent of Frontier, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. John Cherry (Ila Dorothy Sargent) of Adrian, Mich.; two brothers, Otto Elmer Sargent of Douglas, Ariz., now in the service, and Roscoe Cloid Sargent of Jackson, Mich.; also an aunt, Mrs. Dell Shaw of Angola, Ind., one uncle, Dorr Hatch of Reading, Mich., and a host of friends.



Unknown Sodus Newspaper, Wayne County, New York
March 1926

The death of Mrs. Oscar Sober occurred Thursday of last week, after an illness of over a year. She was born in this town fifty-five years ago, a daughter of the late Albert McMullen, and had always resided here. Her first marriage was to Charles Finch, who died several years ago. Besides the bereaved husband, the other immediate relatives surviving are two sons, Dewey and Raymond Finch, her mother, Mrs. Martha J. McMullen, and a brother, Clarence L. McMullen. The obsequies were attended from her late home Sunday and interment made in Brick church Cemetery.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
May 30, 1927, pg3

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP of 515 South Sycamore street went to Kansas city yesterday to visit over Decoration day with their daughter, Miss Vivian KEMP and with Mr. KEMP's mother, Mrs. Alice KEMP.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
July 5, 1927, pg3

Alson KEMP of Muskogee visited over the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Kemp of 509 S. Sycamore street.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
July 11, 1927, pg3

Mrs. Alice A KEMP of Lawrence and Mr. George W KEMP of Kansas City came on the noon train today for a visit in the home of their son and brother, J.B. KEMP of 509 South Sycamore street.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
July 11, 1927, pg3

Miss Vivian KEMP will arrive home on the early train Christmas morning to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP and family, of 515 South Sycamore street. She is in the fur department at the Peck Dry Goods Co, at Kansas City.



Lawrence Journal World, Lawrence, Kansas
December 22, 1927, pg7

Marriage License At Topeka
A marriage license was granted in Topeka yesterday to Clifford HAMILL and Verda NORTH, both of Lawrence.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
October 19, 1929, pg2

A.R. [B.R.] Krmp, who has been making his home with his brother, J.B. Kemp, at 509 South Sycamore street, has gone to Georgia to live.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
October 23, 1928, pg28

Mrs. Alice KEMP, mother of J.B. KEMP, of 515 South Sycamore street, passed away this morning at 5 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.B. LOWE, of Lawrence. The body will arrive tonight on the 8:50 Santa Fe, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. C.B. LOWE and children, Billie, Lowry and Alice Louise, of Lawrence, Barton and Wesley KEMP, Miss Vivian KEMP and Alson KEMP, all of Kansas City. Mrs. LOWE is a daughter and Barton and Wesley KEMP are sons of the deceased.

Mrs. KEMP has visited her son in Iola several times and made many friends here who will be sorry to learn of her death. The funeral service will be held from the Sleeper Service Room tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. C.I. GOLDSMITH, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will take place in Highland cemetery.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
January 28, 1929, pg2

The marriage of Miss Vivian Lucell KEMP, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Burnham KEMP, and Mr. Robert Lee PORTER, Kansas City, took place Saturday night, January 26, at 9 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents. The Rev. Harvey G. MATHIS, D. D., pastor of the First Presbyterian church, read the service.

Only members of the immediate family and Mrs. Loren HIGGINS, of Kansas City, were present at the ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. PORTER will live at the Kansas City Athletic club until Feb. 5, after which time they will leave for Chicago where Mr. PORTER'S company has transferred him to the legal department of the Sinclair offices.

Mrs. PORTER was graduated with the class of 1924 of Iola high school where she was very popular, having taken leading parts in a number of operettas. She is the composer of the words and music to the school song, "Here's to the I.H.S." For the last two years Mrs. PORTER has been assistant manager of the fur department of the Geo. B. PECK Dry Goods store, Kansas City, Mo.

The bridegroom has been assistant district attorney in the legal department of the Sinclair Refining Company at Kansas City for the past year. Prior to that he practiced law in Hazard, Kentucky. He was graduated from the University of Kentucky with an A. B. degree in 1922 and a law degree in 1924. He was outstanding in student activities, having been holder of several tract records. While in college Mr. PORTER organized a Student Speakers bureau and after graduation the Eastern Kentucky Speakers bureau, for which Governor SAMPSON lately commissioned him a colonel upon his staff.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
January 29, 1929, pg3

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee PORTER left this afternoon on the 4:28 for Kansas City, Mo., where they will be for several days before going to Chicago to reside. Mrs. PORTER, until her marriage Saturday night, was Miss Vivian KEMP. The good wishes of all their Iola friends will go with them to their new home.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
July 3, 1930, pg2

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP, 509 South Sycamore street, are expecting their daughter, Mrs. Robert Lee PORTER, to spend a few weeks at home arriving here Saturday.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
July 3, 1930, pg3

G.W. KEMP, Leavenworth, is visiting his brother, J.B. KEMP and family, 509 South Sycamore.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
July 15, 1931, pg3

Mr. and Mrs. R.L. PORTER and daughter, Joyce Diann, who have been visiting the past week with Mrs. PORTER'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. KEMP, 509 South Sycamore, left Monday for Anderson, Indiana, for a visit with other relatives before returning to their home in Atlanta, Georgia.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
January 2, 1932, pg3

Alson KEMP and guest, Fontaine REEDER returned yesterday to Atlanta, Georgia, after a visit with Mr. KEMP'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP, 509 South Sycamore.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
March 14, 1933, pg3

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee PORTER of Atlanta, Ga., announce the birth March 8, of an 8 1/2 pound son whom they have named Robert Lee, Jr. Mrs. PORTER before her marriage was Miss Vivian KEMP, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP of Iola.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
March 14, 1933, pg1

Among the concessionaires at the fair grounds, J.B. KEMP, Iola painter and decorator, has just about achieved the status of an institution. For 18 years straight, he has been at exactly the same location on the midway directly south of the fair secretary's office, dispensing "Virginia Baked Ham" and other edibles and drinks. This year the price of ham has brought more joy to the farmers at the fair than to Mr. KEMP. He says that he has to "cut eight dollars worth of sandwiches" off each ham before he starts making any money for himself.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
January 29, 1937, pg6

Beryl KEMP, former popular basketball official of this place, is carrying on in his whistle blowing at Atlanta, Ga., with success and in addition is getting into the news of the sport...Beryl officiated in a Clemson-Georgia Tech game recently and his praise of the improvement in Southeastern conference play brought him prominently into the Atlanta Georgian's sports page...The former Iola player told them the basketball played down that way now is comparing favorably with the best in the nation....Beryl is an assistant manager in a Sears-Roebuck wholesale house, his father J.B. KEMP reports, and he is also studying law in a night school...Incidently, brother Alson, another former Iola high cager, is in Mobile, employed by the Commercial Credit company.



Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, New York
April 4, 1937, pg. 6

Winifred Harris Is Married To Richard Comstock In St. Marks Church
Newark Attendants Are In White With American Beauty
Daughter of late Judge Gordon Harris Weds: Member of Alpha Phi
Home in Newark Is Scene of Reception Following Evening Ceremony

Among early April weddings of note is that of Miss Winifred Emily Harris, daughter of Mrs. Gordon Harris of Newark, to richard Wilmot Comstock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Comstock, also of Newark. The ceremony was solemnized Saturday night at 8 o'clock in St. Marks Episcopal Church, Newark by the Rev. Charles W. Walker, the rector. Easter Rites, palms and snapdragons trimmed the church.

The bride wore a gown of white satin with a veil arranged with a cap of old lace. Her bouquet was of white roses, lilies of the valley and orchids. Miss Marjorie I. Harris was her sister's maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Katherine Ford of Clayton, and the Misses Martha Comstock, Margaret Welcher and Dorothy Donnelly of Newark. The bridemaids' gowns were of white mousseline de sol over taffeta and they carried American Beauty roses. The dresses were fashioned similar in style to that worn by the maid of honor, who was in American Beauty mousseleine de sol and whose bouquet was of white roses.

Roger P. Williams was best man, and the ushers were Kenneth Caplin of New Haven, Conn., E. Elliott Marsh, Harrison Bloomer and George Johnson, all of Newark.

Mrs. Harris, the bride's mother, was hostess at a reception at her home for about 100 guests following the ceremony. Mrs. Harris wore a gown of white crepe trimmed with beads, and had a corsage boquet of orchids. Mrs. Comstock, the bridegroom's mother, was in silver lame and also wore orchids. Mrs. Robert H. Jones, 148 Fitch Street, Syracuse, cousin of the bride's parents, was in white lace.

The bride chose a traveling costume of blue, made redigote style with a (illegible). The couple will live in Newark. The bride attended Syracuse University for two years and was a member of Alpha Phi.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
September 21, 1937, pg3

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP will leave this evening for Atlanta, Ga., to spend Christmas with their daughter Mrs. R. L. PORTER and her family. They will go by the way of Birmingham, Ala., to visit their son Allison KEMP. They expect to be gone several months and will visit another son Beryl KEMP in Jacksonville, Fla., before returning home. Allison and Beryl KEMP will also spend Christmas with the PORTERS in Atlanta.



Syracuse Herald American, Syracuse, New York
March 17, 1940, pg33

Newark Church To Be Scene of Bridal
Marjorie I. Harris, Wm. H Foley, Jr., to Wed in St. Mark's. The marriage of Miss Marjorie Ione Harris, daughter of Mrs. Gordon Granger harris and the late Judge Harris of Newark, to William H. Foley, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Foley of Sodus, will take place next Saturday night at 8 o'clock at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Newark.

The service will be read by the Rev. Charles W. Walker, rector of St. Mark's. A reception will follow in the home of the bride's mother, 423 East Avenue, Newark.

Mrs. Richard W. Comstock of Newark will be her sister's matron of honor. Bridesmaids will be Miss Wilma Foley of Buffalo, sister of the bridegroom and Miss Gretta W?? of Osining and Mrs. Frederick Dill of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Wren and Mrs. Dill were classmates of the bride-to-be at Skidmore College.

Thomas U. Foley, brother of the bridegroom, will be best man. Ushers will be Richard. W. Comstock of Newark, brother-in-law of the bride, Lewis Kennedy of Sodus and Raymond Muth and Ronald Welcher, both of Newark.

Mrs. Robert H. Jones of ? Street, Syracuse, cousin of the bride's parents, will go to Newark for the wedding.



Syracuse Herald American
March 24, 1940, pg16

Newark Church is Setting For Nuptials
Marjorie I Harris Becomes Bride of Wm. H. Foley, Jr.

The marriage of Miss Marjorie Ione Harris, daughter of Mrs. Gordon Granger Harris of 428 East Avenue, Newark, and the late Judge Harris, to William Henry Foley, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Foley, 18 Orchard Terrace, Sodus, took place last night at 8 o'clock in St. Marks Episcopal Church, Newark. The service was read in the presence of a large assembly by the rector, the Rev. Charles W. Walker. Edward Elliott Burns of Alton, a cousin of the bride, gave her in marriage. The church was set with palms, Easter lilies and white snapdragons.

The bride wore a gown of white satin, fashioned with a train and trimmed with heirloom lace. Her veil had a cap of old lace and she carried white roses and gardenias. Mrs. Richard W. Comstock of Newark, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Her gown was a pink chiffon and she carried a Colonial bouquet of roses, sweet peas and forget-me-nots.

The bridesmaids, Miss Wilma Foley of Buffalo, sister of the bridegroom, Miss Greta W? of Ossining, and Mrs. Frederick Dill of Columbus, O., were dressed in blue chiffon and carried Colonial bouquets of roses, sweet peas and forget-me-nots.

Mrs. Harris, mother of the bride, was attired in blue sudana sheer and had a corsage bouquet of gardenias. Mrs. Foley, the bridegroom's mother wore aqua silk alpaca and had a corsage bouquet of gardenias.

Thomas U. Foley of Sodus, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Ushers were Richard W. Comstock of Newark, brother-in-law of the bride, Raymond Muth and Ronald Welcher, also of Newark, and Louis Kennedy of Sodus Point. A reception followed in the home of the bride's mother which was set with spring flowers.

Mr. Foley and his bride went to New York City on a wedding trip. The bride's traveling costume was a blue and pink print worn with a navy coat and navy hat and acessories with a corsage bouquet of gardenias. The couple's new home will be at 12 Shaver Street, Sodus.

The bride was graduated from Newark High school and from Skidmore College. The bridegroom was graduated from Sodus High School and Rochester Business Institute.

Among out-of-town guests at the wedding were Mrs. Robert H. Jones of Syracuse, cousin of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reyfield, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sessions, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. James Hinman of Rochester, James Farrell of Buffalo, Frederick Dill of Columbus, O., Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sessions of Palmyra, Mr. and Mrs. William Olley, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mills, Mrs. Frederick Sims and the Misses Sims, and Alfred Baker of Sodus, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Elliott Burns of Sodus, Miss Harriet Case of Oswego, and Miss Marion Skiff of Greenwich.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
June 19, 1940, pg3

Mrs. J.B. KEMP left Tuesday for Chattanooga, Tenn., to visit her sons Allison and J. Beryl KEMP. She will also attend the wedding of Miss Xavier WALSH and J. Beryl KEMP which will take place in July.



Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas
June 19, 1940, pg2

From the Chattanooga Times, July 3: The marriage of Miss Xavier WALSH and J. Beryl KEMP was solemized yesterday morning at 9 o'clock at SS Peter and Paul's Catholic church. Msgr. Francis T SULLIVAN officiated.

Miss Rosemary WALSH, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, Miss Joyce PORTER, niece of the bridegroom, was flower girl.

Alson R KEMP was his brother's best man. William WALSH, of Birmingham, and Thomas WALSH, brothers of the bride; Herbert MICHAELIS, of Gainesville, Ga., and John HIGGINS, of Atlanta, were ushers.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Joseph WALSH. The bride's father is vice-president of the Chattanooga Boiler and Tank company and a member of the Chattanooga Electric Power board.

The bride attended Nazareth college, and was graduated from the University of Chattanooga. At the university she was a member and president of Chi Omega sority and was a member of the Co-ed Cotillion club. She is a member of the American association of University Womena and the Girls' Cotillion club.

The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP, of Iola, Kas. He is a brother of Mrs. Robert Lee PORTER, of Atlanta, and Alson R. KEMP, of Chattanooga.

The bridegroom attended the University of Kansas, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and Delta Sigma Pi fraternities. He received the LL B. degree from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta. the bridegroom came to Chattanooga from Atlanta in March and is now associated with the sales department of the Volunteer State Life Insurance company.

The bride wore a dress of starched white dotted swiss over ruffled taffeta with circular train. Her fingertip-length veil of ivory illusion was caught witha plaited band of ivory satin ribbon. a tiara of real lilies of the valley framed her face, and the lilies were caught here and there in the veil. The bride carried a prayer book which was owned by her mother when she was a very little girl. It was of ivory with inlaid gold cross. Ivory satin ribbons and lilies of the valley fell from the prayer book.

Miss Rosemary WALSH maid of honor wore yellow starched marquisette, with a leghorn hat trimmed in French blue. She carried yellow Calla lilies, blue delphiniums, Shasta daises and pink roses.

Joyce PORTER, flower girl, wore pale organdie trimmed with ruffles and bows of French blue ribbon. She wore an off-the-face leghorn hat, trimmed in French blue bibbon, and carried an old-fashioned bouquet of mixed flowers.

Mrs. WALSH, mother of the bride, wore rice linen in a peach color, embroidered with Vienese work, and a white straw hat trimmed with a navy and white band. Mrs. KEMP, mother of the bridegroom, wore black and white chiffon, with skirt in pinpoint plaits, and large white straw hat. Mrs. WALSH and Mrs. KEMP wore gardenias.

Mr. and Mrs. WALSH entertained at their home on White Hall Terrace at a reception for members of the wedding party, of the family and out-of-town guests. Miss Myra HERRON, aunt of the bride, and Mrs. Robert Lee PORTER, sister of the bridegroom, assisted.

Mr. KEMP and his bride left for a wedding trip through the Great Smoky mountains. The bride wore a dress of navy blue linen and white linen jacket. She wore a white panama hat banded in blue, and shoulder bouquet of gardenias. Upon their return they will reside in an apartment in Fairyland.



Lawrence Journal World, Lawrence, Kansas
June 26, 1941, pg 8

Mrs. Clifford HAMIL and son Clifford, Jr., of Lawrence, are spending some time here with her mother, Mrs. John NORTH, while Mr. HAMIL is getting located in Atlanta, Ga., while he has employment in an air craft plant. The family will probably go about the first of next month.

Mrs. John NORTH and guest, Mrs. HAMIL and son were dinner guests of Mrs. W.H. MOHLER, and Mr. MOHLER last Friday.



Lawrence Journal World, Lawrence, Kansas
September 18, 1942, pg 10

Clifford HAMIL is here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.R. HAMILL, 1144 New Jersey street. He joined the army signal corps last April and has had three months' training at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky. He is now chief inspector in the technical signal corps procurement department with headquarters at Lexington. He was graduated from K.U. in 1932 in electrical engineering.



Iola Register, Iola, Kansas
January 20, 1944, pg3

Lieut. (junior grade) J. Beryl KEMP, USNR, of Chattanooga, Tenn., has reported to the New Orleans naval armed guard center where he will await assignment as commander of the navy gun crew aboard an American merchant vessel, it was announced today. In his assignment the naval officer will be charged with the defense of the ship in case of attack. Lieut. KEMP was associated with the Volunteer State Life Insurance company, Chattanooga, prior to entering the navy in August. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. KEMP of Iola and his wife and 16-month old daughter live in Chattanooga.



Mountain Democrat and Placerville Republican
September 19, 1946, pg. 4

Miss Helen Baer To Wed Howard Fuller
Engagement Is Announced At Luncheon September 11 At Hotel Saint Francis

The engagement of Miss Helen Baer, of Placerville, to wed Howard Fuller, of North Sacramento, was announced to seventeen college friends of the bride-elect at a luncheon on Wednesday of last week at Hotel St. Francis, San Francisco, at which teh bride's mother, Mrs. Max Baer, was hostess.

Miss Baer has named October 6th as her wedding date and the service will take place at the San Francisco home of her aunt, Mrs. Preston W. King.

The announcement was conveyed in small cards attached to favors of tuberous begonias at the luncheon table.

Miss Baer was graduated at El Dorado County high school and attended College of the Pacific at Stockton, where she was active in sorority affairs. Subsequently she was employed in the Placerville branch of the Bank of America, resigning that work during the past summer.

It was in the banking business that she first met her fiance, during his temporary assignment here earlier this year. Mr. Fuller, son of Mrs. Sidney Earl Fuller, of North Sacramento, was graduated at Sacramento high school and is currently employed with the Bank of America at Truckee.



Moutain Democrat and Placerville Republican
October 10, 1946, pg. 4

Helen Baer Is Sunday Bride
Service Is Performed At Home of M. P. Bennett By Rev. J. R. Rudkin

Miss Helen Baer youngest daughter of Mrs. Edith Baer and the late Max Baer, a Placerville merchant, and Howard Miles Fuller, of North Sacramento, were married Sunday at the home of Mrs. Marcus P. Bennett, the bride's grandmother.

The wedding service was read by the Rev. J. R. Rudkin and the couple repeated their vows before an altar of white chrysanthemums and gladioluses. The bride was given in marriage by her mother and was attended by her sister, Mrs. Thomas Chard.

Miss Penelope Risser, the bride's cousin, was at the piano to play the Mendelssohn wedding march as the bridal party formed at the alter.

Mr. Fuller, son of Mrs. Sidney Fuller, of North Sacramento, had named S. C. Fouch, of Oakland, as best man.

The couple left following the service on their wedding trip to an unannounced destination and their place of future residence will depend upon Mr. Fuller's assignment with the Bank of America, where he has been employed during the past ten years. He served in the Navy as a chief petty officer and following his return from the service has recently been on temporary assignment at Truckee.

Miss Baer was graduated in local schools and attended College of the Pacific at Stockton. She resigned last summer her position in the Placerville branch of the Bank of America.

Mountain Democrat and Placerville Republican, July 31, 1947, pg. 7
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fuller, of Sacramento, the parents of a son, Richard Howard, born on July 28. Mrs. Fuller is the former Helen Baer, of this city, and little Dick is the second grandchild of Mrs. Max Baer, of Placerville. He has a cousin, Diane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chard.



Unknown Hillsdale Newspaper, Hillsdale, Michigan
November 6, 1948

Montgomery - Nov. 6, 1948 - Diabetes fatal to Mrs. SHAULL 63. Montgomery, Mrs. Ora Belle SHAULL, 63 life long resident of this section died Friday at 3:30 P.M. at Angola Indiana Hospital where she had been a patient for a day. Death was attributed to diabetes. She was born in Woodbridge twp. November 21, 1885, daughter of Elmer and Ella HATCH. Before coming to Montgomery 7 years ago, she resided in Hillsdale and Angola. She was married 44 years ago to Ora Shaull who survives. Mrs. Shaull was a member of the United Brethren Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son Echo Shaull Anson, Angola, Indiana, a brother Dorr Hatch 27 West Carlton Road Hillsdale, 2 nephews, Otto Sargent San Jose, California and Rosco Sargent Jackson, and a niece Dorothy Sargent, Lansing. Services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. from the Montgomery United Brethren Church with burial in Frontier Cemetery.



The Owosso Argus-Press, Owosso, Shiawassee Co, Michigan
May 25, 1949

VERNON - Mr. and Mrs. Birney Hopkins have closed their home for the summer and have gone to Northport where Mr. Hopkins operates a fishing resort.



Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California
December 13, 1949, pg. 1

Legislature Centennial Set
San Jose, Dec. 13, - This city, which lost the State Capitol a century ago because its only accommodations were too primitive for even the most rugged of California's first senators, will entertain thousands of visitors this week, in observance of the centennial of that first Legislature.

It was December 13, 1849, that the fabled “Legislature of a Thousand Drinks” met in a 35 by 60 foot two-story adobe hotel building here to set California's brand new state government in motion. Later, the Capitol moved to Vallejo, Benicia, and finally Sacramento. (continues with celebration details)

One interior wall of the State House structure is being adorned by a 30-foot mural, depicting the story of California's 100-year statehood, Muralist is Otto Sargent, former Hollywood scenery designer.



Lawrence Journal World, Lawrence, Kansas
February 23, 1952, pg 4

Clifford Deane HAMILL has completed his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex., and has been promoted to private first class. Pfc. HAMILL will report this week to Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss. for electronics training. He is the son of Mrs. Frank MOLBY, Route 4, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. A.R. HAMILL, 1144 N.J., where he lived while attending school in Lawrence.



Iola Register, Iola, Kansas
April 18, 1953, pg1

J.B. KEMP, interior decorator and painter, died suddenly last evening at his home, 429 S. Second Street. death was caused by heart disease.

Mr. KEMP had a severe heart attack more than a year ago from which he apparently recovered. He became ill yesterday afternoon while working in a house on North Walnut and died shortly after going to his own home.

Sixty-nine years old, Mr. KEMP was born at Loda, MO., coming to Iola in 1901. He has lived here since then, working as an interior decorator and painter. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Alson and J. Beryl KEMP, Chattanooga, tenn.; a daughter, Mrs. Vivian PORTER, Atlanta, Ga., and a brother, B.R. KEMP, Lawrence. He also leaves six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Kenneth MILLER at 3 p.m. Monday in the Sleeper Chapel. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery.



Unknown Hillsdale Newspaper
March 9, 1961

Dorr A. HATCH 71 died suddenly Wednesday evening at his home at 27 West Carlton Road following a heart attack. He was a former employee of the Hillsdale County Road Commission and caretaker of the Hillsdale Recreation Hall. Mr. Hatch was born May 18, 1889 in Frontier and the son of Elmer and Ella. He had resided in Hillsdale for 37 years. He was married July 10, 1907 to Pearl B. Banker who preceded him in death January 2, 1957.

He is survived by 1 niece and 3 nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at the Van Horn Funeral Home. The Rev. Donnell Campbell will officiate. Burial will be in the Frontier Cemetery. A visitation for friends will be held Friday evening from 7 to 9 at the Van Horn Funeral Home.



Suburbanite Economist, Chicago, Illinois
February 14, 1962, pg. 30

Morgan Park Academy Announces Honor Roll
An Academic Assembly was held recently at Morgan Park Academy, 2153 W. 111th st.

Especially honored were five seniors and one junior elected to the National Honor Society in recognition of their consistently high academic achievements during their high school years.

Those honored included Ken Smalley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bion Smalley...;Harley Richardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Richardson....; Jane Lynch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R Lynch...; James Krueger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kruger, 11338 S. Hornewood ave.......



Lansing State Journal, Lansing, Michigan
December 26, 1968

Herman E. Felts, 71 of 12 Hawthorne Lane, died Wednesday in a Lansing hospital.

A resident of Lansing and vicinity for the past 22 years, Mr. Felts was a member of the First Baptist Church, and the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 388. Surviving are his wife, Ila; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Condon of Haslett; four grandchildren; a brother, Arnold Felts of Springfield, Tenn., and a sister, Mrs. Joe Freeman of Nashville, Tenn.

Services will be Friday at 2:30 P.M. in the Palmer-Bush Funeral Home with burial in Deepdale Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society.



The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
February 19, 1970

Open House Planned by Hillsdale Couple
Hillsdale, Mich - Mr. and Mrs. Glen T Purdy will observe their 50th wedding anniversary open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, in their home at 280 E. Bacon St. The former Louise Fuller and Glen Purdy were married Feb. 21, 1920, by the Rev. William Chapman, in the Methodist church here. They have two daughters, Mrs. Russell Southwell of Tecumseh, and Mrs Robert Downs, of Colon; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.



Iola Register, Iola, Kansas
August 24, 1970, pg2

Ardie B KEMP, 85, St. Petersburg, Florida, died Saturday at the Shore Acres Nursing Home in St. Petersburg.

Mrs. KEMP was born March 31, 1894 at Platte, Nebraska. She was married to John B. KEMP in 1906 in Inla and she lived in Iola for about 50 years, teaching at both the Jefferson and McKinley elementary schools here.

Mr. KEMP died in 1953 and she moved to Florida in 1954.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Eastern Star, the Rebekah Lodge and the Pythian Sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Allison KEMP, Chattanooga, and Beryl KEMP, Point Clear, Alabama; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Mrs. Vivian PORTER, preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Highland Cemetery here. The Rev. Thomas NYQUIST will officiate. The body will be brought to Iola tomorrow. The Fiskel-Kinser Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.



Anita Tribune, Anita, Iowa
August 12, 1971, pg 17

S/Sgt. Steven D. MCMULLEN, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. MCMULLEN, former residents of Cumberland, visited last week in the home of Mrs. Maggie RHODES.

S/Sgt. MCMULLEN and his family are stationed with the Air Force in Pearl City, Hawaii. Other guests in the home of Mrs. Rhodes last week were Mr. and Mrs. W.E. MCMULLEN of Brooks and Lester RHODES of Atlantic.



Anita Tribune, Anita, Iowa
September 2, 1971, pg 17

Lt. Col. (Retired) and Mrs. Francis L. MCMULLEN, son and daughter-in-law of former Cumberland residents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. MCMULLEN, now residing in Brooks, visited Col. MCMULLENS's aunt, Mrs. John RHODES of Cumberland. Col. and Mrs. MCMULLEN now reside in St. Louis, Mo.



Anita Tribune, Anita, Iowa
August 28, 1975, pg 4

(Photo and caption)
Inset photo is of Mr. and Mrs. William E. MCMULLEN and other photo is of their 13 children, who were together for the first time in history. They are, front row, left to right, Lloyd ALLEN of Massena, Myron of Kansas City, Steve of Rome, N.Y., Bob of New Market; back row, Bill of Atlantic, Sally of Creston, Francis of St. Louis, Irene of Ogden, Utah, Leonard of Melcher, Dedra of Lorimor, Frank of Massena, Veronica of Potomac, Md., and Tom of San Antonio, Tex.

For the first time in the life of Mr. and Mrs. William E. MCMULLEN of Massena, all of their 13 children were together at the same place and same time.

The occasion came at a family picnic Aug. 10 at Creston. The family used the occasion for an early 50th anniversary celebration for Mr. and Mr. MCMULLEN.

Their family consists of nine sons and four daughters, 29 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In all, around 80 attended the picnic.

One of the main reasons that the family was never together at the same time was that eight of the nine sons saw military service. They had a combined total of 110 years of service in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

Mr. MCMULLEN is a World War I veteran and his great-grandfather served in the Civil War.

Mr. and Mrs. MCMULLEN were married Sept. 6, 1925, and have lived in the Cumberland -Massena area all of their married life.

They have received a letter from President Gerald Ford congratulating them on their forthcoming 50th anniversary. They also received a letter from President Lyndon Johnson several years ago citing the fact that eight of their nine sons had seen military service.

Mr. MCMULLEN is currently under treatment at Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. He has been involved in construction work, including work in Alaska and Liberia.

The family does not plan an open house for their parents' 50th anniversary in September because of Mr. MCMULLEN'S health. However, a card shower is being planned.



Anita Tribune, Anita, Iowa
May 6, 1976, pg 5

Capt. Thomas G. MCMULLEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene MCMULLEN, Massena, has been decorated with the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal at Kelly AFB, Tex.

Capt. MCMULLEN is a communications maintenance office and was cited for meritorious service with the Department of Cryptographic Training, Lackland AFB, Tex.

He now serves at kelly with the 1827th Electronic Installations Squadron, a unit of the Air Force Communications Service.



Anita Tribune, Anita, Iowa
June 16, 1977, pg 16

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd MCMULLEN, William, Virginia, Hilda, and Edward hosted a surprise birthday party in honor of Mrs. Gene MCMULLEN on Sunday, June 5. Those attending the birthday dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Myron MCMULLEN and family of Kansas City, Ray SHANKULA of Ogden, Utah, Steve MCMULLEN and daughter Melissa of Honolulu, Hawaii, Mr. and Mrs. Dave ERICKSON and family of Lorimor, Mr. and Mrs. Dale O'RILEY and family of Creston, Mr. and Mrs. Bill MCMULLEN and daughter Rhonda of Atlantic, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas MCMULLEN and family of Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Frank MCMULLEN and Mr. and Mrs. Lenard MCMULLEN and family of Massena.

During the afternoon Mrs. MCMULLEN received a phone call from her daughter, Mrs. Veronica MILLER of Potomac, Md., who was unable to attend the dinner.



Anita Tribune, Anita, Iowa
October 20, 1977, pg 26

Mr. and Mrs. Frank E MCMULLEN, Massena, will celebrate their silver wedding anniversary with a reception, Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Christian Church in Massena. The reception will be preceeded by a short program beginning at 2:30. p.m.

Frank Eblen MCMULLEN and the former, Cathryn F. CARMACK, were married at the home of her sister, Mrs. Robert BAGSHAW at Massena, on Oct. 26, 1952. The couple request no gifts.



The Argus-Press, Owosso, Shiawassee Co, Michigan
August 18, 1995

Vernon - Five generations helped celebrate the 80th birthday of Mrs. Rhoda Hopkins, 117 N. Walnut St.



Sturgis Daily Journal, St. Joseph Co, Michigan
July 1998

Colon; Marjorie V. DOWNS, 76, of 58438 Farrand Road, Colon, died July 9, 1998, at the Community Health Center of Branch County in Coldwater.

She was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Hillsdale, a daughter of Glen and Sarah (FULLER) PURDY, and was a 1939 graduate of Hillsdale High School.

On March 23, 1945, she married Robert D. DOWNS in Centreville.

She moved from Olivet, Mich. to Colon area where she resided for the past 36 years. She was a homemaker and was employed for the Colon Post office for many years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the New Hope Church of Centreville.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Rex WATTLES of Bronson and Gail and Robert "Brad" HARTMAN of Colon; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Nancy DOWNS of Sherwood, Stephen and Diane DOWNS of Colon, and James and Cheryl DOWNS of Farmington; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Russell (Glenadine) SOUTHWELL of Tecumseh. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Relatives and friends may call from 2-4 and 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Schipper Funeral Home Ltd. of Colon, where services are at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Dana P. Hartong of New hope Church officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery of Colon. Memorials may be directed to the New Hope Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.



The Chicago Tribune
October 10, 2000

Harold M. Krueger, 84, of Chicago, passed away Oct. 6, 2000, beloved husband of Doris; loving father of James (Linda); fond grandfather of Andrew, Jonathan and the late Matthew; loving brother of Barbara (John) Williams. Visitation Wednesday, Oct. 11, 4 to 9 p.m. at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Ave., Chicago. Funeral and interment private. Memorial Service Thursday 2 p.m. at The Covenant Home, 2720 W. Foster Ave., Chicago.



The Chicago Tribune
November 1, 2001

Doris I. Krueger
Doris I. Krueger, 89, of Chicago, passed away on Oct. 30, 2001, beloved wife of the late Harold; loving mother of James (Linda); loving grandmother of Andrew and Jonathan; fond sister-in-law of Barbara (John) WIlliams. Visitation Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, 4 to 8 p.m. at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Ave., Chicago. Interment private. Memorial service Friday, 2 p.m. at The Covenant Home, 2720 W. Foster. For info 773-561-6874.



Sturgis Daily Journal, St. Joseph Co, Michigan
April 2004

Colon; Robert D. DOWNS, age 87, of Colon, Mich., died Monday, April 26, 2004, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis after an extended illness. Bob was born March 24, 1917, in Steuben County, Ind., a son of the late Claude and Florence (SEELY) DOWNS.

On March 31, 1945, he married Marjorie V. PURDY in Hillsdale. She preceded him in death on July 9, 1998. Bob served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945. He had worked as a machine repairman for W.F. Wells from 1982 to 1985. Continental Can Co. from 1963 to 1982, was a supervisor for Fidelity Fabricators from 1959 to 1963 and also worked at Stock Mills from 1951 to 1959.

He was a member of the New Hope Church of Centreville and enjoyed woodworking, ship model building and was proud of building his own home.

Surviving are; his children, Gail and Robert (Brad) HARTMAN of Colon, Cathy and Rex WATTLES of Bronson, Bruce and Nancy DOWNS of Sherwood, Stephen and Diane DOWNS of Colon and James and Cherly DOWNS of Farmington; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clifford DOWNS of Garden City; and a sister, Ruby FREY.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Claude¯ DOWNS and Irvin DOWNS and a half brother, Joe PURDY.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Schipper Funeral Home Ltd. of Colon. Services celebrating the life of Robert D. DOWNS will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Dana P. Hartong of the New Hope Church of Centreville officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon.

If desired, the family suggests memorials be made in memory of Bob to the New Hope Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.



Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan
April 12, 2005

TRAVERSE CITY - Mildred Lucy Allen, 100, died Friday, April 8, 2005, in Northport. Mildred was born on Feb. 24, 1905, in Vernon, the daughter of Birney and Rhoda (Keyes) Hopkins. Following graduation from high school, she attended Ypsilanti State Normal School, majoring in art. She married Jesse C. Allen, known as J. C., on June 21, 1924, in Vernon. They would enjoy 60 years of marriage before J. C.'s death on Sept. 2, 1994.

For many years, Mildred worked for Milliken's, and then as a sales associate for Union Office Supply, retiring in 1989. She wrote for the Detroit Free Press. Mildred organized the first Mother's Singers in Traverse City at Oak Park School, where she was involved and served on the council of the PTA. A very active member of Central United Methodist Church, Mildred also was a member of the Wesleyan Fellowship. She held membership in the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mildred was a charter member of the Northwestern Michigan Artist and Craftsman Association, was a member of the civic choir and the Grand Traverse Pioneer and Historical Society and, along with Merlin Dumbrille, she produced the first school program on the radio in Traverse City.

Mildred is survived by her children, David (Iva) Allen of Northport and Barbara (Edward) Atkinson of Elk Rapids; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Rosemarie Atkinson.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, in the Chapel of Central United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Ellinger will officiate. Burial of her cremated remains will take place in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. The family asks that memorial contributions be directed to Central United Methodist Church or to the Grand Traverse Pioneer and Historical Society. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.



Appeal Democrat, Yorba Linda, California
March 16, 2007, Page 16

Allen Earl Thoma, 73, of Yuba City died March 14, 2007, at Rideout Memorial Hospital.

Born in Yuba City, he was a life-long Yuba-Sutter resident. He was a teacher at Cordua Elementary School and Covillaud Elementary School, both in Marysville, and W.T. Ellis Continuation High School, where he was also the vice principal. He was a member of the California Teacher's Association and Marysville Unified Teacher's Association.

Also, he served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Bonnie J Thoma of Yuba City; a brother, Mel Thoma of Woodland; and a sister, DeLores Mohler of West Sacramento. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Services are private. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City.



Anita Tribune, Anita, Iowa
May 20, 2007

Graveside services for Clifford D. HAMILL will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Clinton Cemetery in Clinton. Mr. HAMILL died Friday, May 18, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1933, in Lawrence, the son of Clifford O. and Verda G. North HAMILL. Mr. HAMILL graduated from Lawrence Memorial High School and earned a degree in liberal arts from Kansas University. He served in the U.S. Air Force with two tours of duty during the Korean War. He worked for Oread Laboratories Inc.; Milleret Farm and Dairy; Lawrence Bar, Restaurant and Janitorial Supply; Maintenance Plus; Halt Chemical; and the Lawrence school district.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth KAYLOR, California; three brothers, Frank W. MOLBY, Lawrence, the Rev. Bob MOLBY, Elkhorn, Neb., and Gene MOLBY, Ulysses; and a sister, Ilah MILLER, Lawrence. He was preceded in death by two daughters.













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