Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Newspaper Clippings - Edwardsburg and Marcellus, Michigan 1912

After finding out that my Great Grandfather's half brother, Henry Menke Jr., died in Cassopolis, Michigan, I contacted the library there to get a copy of his obituary.  The Cass District Library sent me his obit along with two other small articles about his death from two other newspapers in the area.  

Here's some of the news from Edwardsburg and Marcellus, Michigan in September, 1912.  A letter or two are cut off in the first column of the Edwardsburg Argus, so I gave it my best guess as to what was missing so that the names would come up in a search.  Check out the final paragraph in Edwardsburg, that's one of the more unique marriage announcements I've seen.

Edwardsburg Argus, September 5, 1912

Miss Bessie Van Tuyl has returned from a visit with her aunts, Mrs. Ed Robbins, and Mrs. Ralph Compton, in Elkhart.

C. K. Lowman and wife, of Jefferson, visited M. E. Robbins and family and Nile Lowman and wife, in Mishawaka, last week.

The game of ball between Edwardsburg and Penn, Sunday, at Eagle lake, resulted in a score of 6 [ ? ] in favor of the former.

The fire bell is now in position on top of E. G. Sherman's livery and [?]ed stable, but we hope we will never have occasion to use it.

Henry Andrus left Tuesday noon for South Haven, as a delegate to the Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythius, which is not in session.

Miss Celia Ely, who taught in the intermediate department of the Edwardsburg school last year, has been engaged to teach at Vandalia.

Frank Lamb, son of F. A. Lamb, of Redfield, left last week for Bay County, where he has accepted a position as foreman on a stock farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Whaling, of Kalamazoo, arrived Saturday evening for a two days' visit with their nephew, E. E. Patterson, and family.

Mrs. Dell Crosby, Mrs. Goldsmith and Mrs. Strong, of Chicago, have been spending a few days with Mrs. Harriet Crosby.  They spent Sunday at the home of John Jones, in [?]lton.

The Edwardsburg public schools will open next Monday, with the following instructors:  Principal, C. C. Borst, of Cedar Springs; Assistant, Mrs. E. E. Patterson; Intermediate, Grace Collins, of Marlette; Primary, Mrs. Harriet Dowler.  There will be no change in text books.  The changes required by law have been made and we are now on an equal footing with the other high schools of the state.

Rev. Menke, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Cassopolis, passed away Monday morning, at the Goodwin House.  He returned Friday from Chicago, where he had undergone a surgical operation, and was feeling fine, but suffered a relapse and Sunday night was much worse.  About two o'clock he became easier and his attendants retired.  Monday morning Almon Miller went to his room and found him dead.

Last Thursday the citizens of Edwardsburg first became aware of the fact that G. H. Redfield, of this place, and Mrs. Josephine Hoy, daughter of the late Henry Kimmerle, had stolen a march on their friends and had been united in marriage in Laporte, Ind., Aug. 21st.  They were serenaded last Thursday evening by the Edwardsburg band, of which Ham is the leader.  As Mr. Redfield has a very pleasant home here and Mrs. Redfield has one on South Bend, they will divide the time between the two places, for the...

Marcellus News, September 5, 1912

For rent - The house we now occupy, ten rooms, all modern improvements including complete toilet room electric light, etc; also has a barn - Lena Arnold

Misses Verna and Abbie Fenstermacher left yesterday for Sargent Neb., the former to resume her school work and the latter will spend the winter there.

Come in and let me show you the $4.50, $5.00 and $6.00 trowsers I make to your measure.  Nothing better anywhere for the money - H. Klinkman, The Tailor.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cook of Newberg returned from their northern trip Thursday evening having visited relatives in Grandville, Grand Rapids, Cadillac, Fife Lake, Mayfield and Alba, Mich.

Just received a fresh line of chocolates and salted almonds. - S. Brody

Rev. Menke, pastor of the Presbyterian church in Cassopolis died Monday morning.  He had been to Chicago for an operation and returned feeling much better, but suffered a relapse Sunday evening, and passed away the next morning.

Geo. Barleon of Barrien Center accompanied by a boy named Loraine Kower drove his auto over a bank west of Dowaglac Friday.  The machine turned over into a pond and before help could be summoned Mr. Barleon was drowned.  The boy was not hurt.

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