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Weekly News January 4, 1911
NEW YEAR'S WEDDING William M. BRADFORD and Miss POWELL Wedded at High Noon A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized Sunday at high noon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Powell, near Rutland. The principals were Miss Helen, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Powell, and Mr. William M. Bradford, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Bradford, of Pomeroy precinct. Rev. F. E.Powell, pastor of the Middleport Church of Christ, performed the marriage. The bride wore a gown of White messaline. Miss Bradford, sister of the groom, was maid of honor and Edgar Powell, of Columbus, brother of the bride was best man. The wedding march was played by Miss Edna Bradford, also a sister of the groom. The wedding took place on the 23rd anniversary of the parents of the bride so it was celebrated in a fitting manner. Mr. and Mrs. Bradford will be at home at the Bradford home near Pomeroy which they will soon take charge of as Mr. O. L. Bradford contemplates moving soon to Pomeroy. ***** DIED IN THE WEST Miss Cora WINKLER is in receipt of a letter announcing the death of her cousin, Mrs. Mary GILMORE NICHOL. Mrs. Nichol was a former resident of this place and lived on Gravel Hill in the house now owned and occupied by Arthur BOICE. She later moved west and her death occurred at Meeker, Colorado, December 28 from typhoid fever. ***** MIDDLEPORT AGAIN SETTING THE PAGE (PACE?) Middleport is again up to her old trick of "putting it over" on the surrounding towns. This time it is a soda fountain, which will be installed in DAVIS' Drug store early in March to replace their present one, which has become entirely inadequate to properly handle the ever-increasing soda business of this establishment. The new fountain, which is now being built, combines the advantage of quickest service, lowest temperature, sanitary construction, and beautiful appearance. With the exception of the ornamental superstructure of the "back bar", or sideboard, there is no wood used in the apparatus, the materials being of beautiful "Opal Onyx", solid German silver and art glass. The fountain is contained within the onyx counter, which provides compartments for two ice cream cabinets, porcelain syrup jars, crushed fruit holders and two refrigerators, all of which are kept chilled by the ice and brine which surrounds the ice cream cans. Two or three persons may work behind the counter without getting in one another's way. ***** THIRTEENTH ANNUAL MASQUERADE BALL Pomeroy Volunteer Firemen Will Do the Honors at the Opera House This Evening. The thirteenth annual masquerade ball of the Pomeroy volunteer firemen, at the Pomeroy opera house this evening, promises to eclipse all previous affairs of a similar nature. There are twelve prizes to be distributed to those properly entitled to them which is a larger number than ever before offered at these dances. The festivities will begin early and continue until late. It will be a strictly masquerade affair until 10 o'clock, at which time the grand march will take place. Will HETZEL'S orchestra of seven pieces will furnish ample incentive for lovers of the art terpsichore, and all other details for the evening have been worked out to a degree which should assure everyone a good time. The usual arrangements for car service has been made which will enable those from up and down the line to enjoy the ball and not be compelled to use shanks mare to get to their homes. ***** MUCH IMPROVED IN HEALTH Mrs. Thomas REYNOLDS, who has been very ill for the past nine weeks, was able to be taken in a cab last Sunday to the home of her son, George REYNOLDS, where she enjoyed New Years dinner. Mr. Oddie REYNOLDS, nephew of Mrs. REYNOLDS, who is here from Nelsonville visiting the different REYNOLDS families, was also a New Years guest of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. REYNOLDS. [Transcribed by Kaye Fick]
Unknown Meigs County newspaper October, 1911
MRS. CURT SWICK Passes Away at Her Home Near Rutland (Langsville Cor.) Nellie Barton was born in 1870, and died Oct. 13, 1911, at her home near Rutland, aged 31 (sic) years. She was united in marriage Nov, 3, 1903, to Mr. Curt Swick. To this union was born one son Walter, who at a tender age is left without a mother's care. She united with the Christian church at an early age, and has lived a true, pure christian life. She leaves to mourn their loss a loving husband, one son, one sister, a host of relatives and friends. The funeral service was held at the residence Sunday Oct. 15, conducted by Rev. Linkletter. She was tenderly laid to rest in the Rutherford cemetery. 
Unknown Meigs County newspaper December 31, 1911
Elias Story One of Bedford Township's Most Substantial and Respected Citizens Dead In the death of Elias Story Bedford township loses one of its most substantial and respected citizens. Years ago he spend several years in the then wilds of what is now the state of Montana and brought back with him a competence to which he has added by industry and careful management. He was married three times. His first wife being Catherine Beaty, who died many years ago. To this union was born one son Elias, Jr. who died while on a trip to Honolulu for his health and after amassing a considerable fortune. Mr. Story's second wife was Lucy Carper. She died some years ago leaving two daughters, Desty, now Mrs. R. F. Perry, of Flora, Ohio and Nora, now Mrs. A. C. Roecher of Bozeman, MT. Several years ago he married a Mrs. Blackwood, who survives him. Mr. Story had passed the 77th milestone of life. He has not been in robust health for some years but had not ceased his active habits of life and was stricken down while out about his daily duties by dread paralysis. His funeral took place Tuesday at Burlingham, conducted by Elder M. A. Harvey and his mortal remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at that place. Transcribed by Cindy Montle
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