From The Bryan Press - April 13, 1911 Williams Center News Charles DONZE moved into Wayne PALM's house last Saturday.
Myron CROCKER's moved into their own house and Arch CASTER purchased the Geo. GLEASON house and moved into it.
The telephone central office in Williams Center was moved the first of April from Wayne PALM's house into Geo. HENENWAY's house. Miss Edna HEMENWAY is hello girl now.
BORN- to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. DONZE, April 10th., a daughter.
J. R. FETTERS has the mumps.
PUBLIC SALE Jacob RAGER has sold his farm a mile southeast of Williams Center to thw Woodrow concern. He received $26,000 in cash for the land, which is one of the best farms in this part of the country. Mr. RAGER wil sell off his chattels at public auction a week from today, the 20th., the sale to begin at 10 o'clock. J. A. ELDER will call the sale.
Mrs. Clara COSLET spent Tuesday with her friend Mrs. Will WEBER at Alvordton.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvy MATHEWS and baby and Mrs. CONSELYEA left Monday for their summer home at Manitou Beach.
Mrs. Howard MOORE is numbered with the sick.
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From The Bryan Democrat - April 14, 1911 Edgerton Boy Accidentally Shot A very serious accident occured at the hme of John CLOSE near Edgerton Sunday, when his eldest son, Charles was shot with a 32-revolver in the hands of Elmer CLAY. The accident happened while the boys were together in the barn handling the weapon that young CLAY carried. The boys are about 17 years old. There were some other boys present. The bullet struck young CLOSE in the side about the hip going thru his body. The wound is a serious one. Dr. C. HATHAWAY dressed it and a trained nurse from Toldeo is caring for the boy. Edgerton Lodges Buy Building The I. O. O. F. and Rebecca lodges of Edgerton have bought of Myron LONG the north half of the Boos brick block for $2,300 which will be used as a lodge home. According to terms of agreement the building, the second story at least, will not be vacant until February 1912. It is the intention to slightly remodel the building before its occupancy. Pleasantly Surprised Miss Florence LAUGHBAUM was very pleasantly surprised Monday; first by a postal shower by a large number of friends and later in the evening by the Philathea class and a few other invited guests which met to help her celebrate her birthday. SMITH's Home Burned Fire broke out at the home of Rolland SMITH at 302 N. Lebanon St., Tuesday and was completely destroyed. The company, however, saved several neighboring houses which caught from the sparks.
Will DAVIS Gets Fine Promotion
Will DAVIS, station agent at Stryker since H. A. COOPER went to Toledo, left Friday to take up his new duties as traveling freight agent for the Lake Shore. The position is a fine one with a good salary attached. Firm HOOK, formally stationed at Archbold, succeeds Mr. DAVIS.
Paulding Girl Ends Life
Disappointed in a love affair is said to have prompted Miss Pearl HARDESTY, 25, of Paulding, to kill herself Saturday by firing a bullet through her chest. She went to the postoffice about 4 o'clock and returning home read some letters to her mother and while the latter was glancing over them the young woman went to an adjoining room, secured a revolver and going upstairs fired the fatal bullet.
From The Bryan Press April 20, 1911
Pearl HASKINS Married To Mr. BLANCHARD Of Waterloo -- Gone For Honeymoon
Easter Sunday, April 16th. 1911, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. HASKINS, of 619 West High Street, ossured the wedding of their daughter, Miss Pearl to Harry W. BLANCHARD, of Waterloo, and in the presence of a few immediate relatives and friends. Promptly at one o'clock the wedding march was rendered by Miss Lola RINEHART of Angola, Ind., to the time of which the bride and groom were met by Rev. W. T. STOCKSTILL, who performed the ceremony. The impressive ring ceremony being used. The ring bearer, little Gladys WORTHINGTON, a cousin of the bride, carried the ring in an Easter lilly. The usual congratulations were given after which the guests were invited to the dining room where they were served with a delicious dinner. The color scheme was carried out in pink and white in the dinging room. (article partially cut off). The guests from out of town were Miss Lola RINEHART, of Angola; Miss Bess McDERMOTT, of Toledo; Mrs. J. D. WORTHINGTON and daughter, Gladys, of Fremont, Ind.; Mr. Russel BLANCHARD, of Waterloo; and Mr. David REINHART, of Angola. The many friends of the bride and groom join in wishing them a long and prosperous life together.
From The Bryan Press May 13, 1915
Elmer HARMON went to Edgerton Monday.
Tilberius MILLER and family of Bryan, were Sunday guests of Nick SEIBENALER and wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Art CLAY spent Sunday with the latter's mother, Mrs. BOSSERMAN.
Grace CONNIN of Bryan, visited Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. Earl EWAN.
George CALVIN of Niles, Mich., was in our town Monday.
H. A. GRAETZ and harmon BRANNON of Bryan, were in town Monday.
Juabita GRAETZ was a Sunday guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. GRAETZ.
John CONRAD of Hicksville, agent for the Saxon car, was in our town Tuesday.
A number of little folks pleasantly surprised Lenore RUFF Saturday afternoon, thus reminding her of her 10th. birthday.
Chas. FARLEY has moved into the house just recently vacated by Carl JOHNSON.
Nick SHIFFLEY, Harold GRAETZ, Mr. LEBER and Mr. SMITH of Bryan and A. L. GRAETZ of this place motored to Garrett, Ind. Sunday.
Hilary CHURCHMAN and wife visited at the CHURCHMAN homestead Sunday.
The doctor called on Sam FARBER one day last week.
James CRITES and Welcome are building a granary for P. B. SILER, having finished a shed at home.
Ben FARBER has disposed of one of his horses.
Oakley BERBER was thru here one day last week looking for horses.
From The Bryan Press June 20, 1918
B. F. NEFF was in Toledo Monday for the day.
Leland DAKAU of the Morris store left Sunday for Niles, Mich. to take charge of a store in that city.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. KINTNER and children of East Liverpool, O., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Sam GEARHART and Mr. and Mrs. John MORTON this week. Mr. KINTNER is a brother of the ladies.
A. L. GEBHARD spent Sunday in Auburn, Ind. where his family had been visiting Mrs. GEBHARD's parents last week.
Miss Hazel POORMAN of Edgerton has taken up her work at the telephone office. She had been confined to her home a few months on account of illness.
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. NIEDERAUR are entertaining at their home on Lynn street, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HARRISON, their son, Richard, and their daughter, Catherine, all of Toledo.
Miss Gladys MOOG was the weekend guest of Mr. and Mrs. John CORE and family at Sherwood.
Mr. and Mrs. R. P. BAKER are in Delaware this week attending the Commencement exercises of the Ohio Wesleyan University. Their daughter, Ruth, is a member of the class being graduated this week.
Miss Helen BOWERSOX is expected home from the U. of W. the last of the week.
Mrs. O. M. BUCK of Delaware, Ohio came last week for a visit with her mother, Mrs. John BAKER and her sisters. She brought her little daughter with her.Judge J. H. SCHRIDER was in Toledo yesterday presenting a case to the court of appeals.
Walter PAXTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. PAXTON, is expected to arrive today from Columbus where he has been in the school for the blind the past year.
The Board of Review, consisting of P. L. JUILLARD, Frank SPANGLER, and C. R. LOWE, met and organized a few days ago by electing Mr. SPANGLER president and Mr. LOWE secretary.
From The Edgerton Earth Nov. 1, 1918
Life of Paul W. HOSACK
Paul Wesley HOSACK was born at Lost Creek, two miles west of Farmer, Ohio August 28, 1888. Passed away Oct. 24, 1918 Montview (?), Pa. His boyhood days were spent on the farm where he was born. In March, 1916 he commenced working for the D. I. & W. Ry Co. He was a trusted and honest workman, had charge of the lighting system and track inspection on the branch road from Afford to Montview, Pa., being the oldest man in service and second boss. (Partially unreadable). The father and mother arrived at his bedside Wednesday, at 2:00 pm. He died at 8:50 am, Thursday, Oct 24, 1918. Services were held from the home. Interment at Lost Creek. He leaves father, mother and brother to mourn their loss.
Life of William GEAUQUE
William Alfred GEAUQUE, youngest of eight children of David and Mary R. GEAUQUE, was born in St. Joseph township, Williams County, Ohio, March 20, 1852. He was married to Caroline SCHMETZER, March 31, 1879. He died Oct. 27, 1918, aged 66 years, 7 months, 7 days. His companion died Nov. 9 (?), 1907. He is survived by three brothers and two sisters. (Obit. cut off).
Crinus GOEBEL is able to be out again.
Alonzo ZUBER and LAUREL FRITCH were in Edgerton on business Tuesday p.m.
Mrs. Elwood MANON spent Tuesday evening with Mrs. Wesley MANON.
H. J. FREE of Toledo, and Mr. and Mrs. Dewey FRITCH of Bryan were over Sunday guests in the home of F. A. FRITCH.
BORN - to Mr. and Mrs. R. C. LUXAN on Tuesday, Oct. 29, a daughter.
Fred RINKLE of Farmer called on Will RINKLE and family Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer HAVERSTOCK of Montpelier, called on R. C. LUXAN and family Tuesday afternoon. Little Elizabeth LUXAN returned with them.
Amos ZUBER was in Edon Tuesday afternoon.
Bessie STRUP is working for Mrs. R. C. LUXAN.
Mr. and Mrs. I. E. HULTZ made a business trip to Edon Wednesday.
Henry RINKLE, of Orland, Ind., was an over Sunday guest of his father Geo. RINKLE, and other relatives.
Harmon BRANNAN, wife and son Ford, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A. L. GRAETZ.
Mrs. Jehu BAILEY and Mrs. Jake HUMBARGER called on Mrs. Eph. STUCKMAN Monday afternoon.
Frank DIVERT and wife spent Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs. I. E. HULTZ.
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