Vol. XV, No 51 - VERMILION, OHIO THURSDAY, May 23, 1912
Just a few words to the public on the canoe subject. I wonder how many of our citizens realize the difference between a good canoe medium canoe and a poor one. The word canoe seems to give some people the shivers. To those that are interested, I invite them to my boathouse that I may show them the difference. As I have 12 private canoes that I am storing by the season, my canoes are of the kind known as livery canoes, larger and wider with lowered seats, like a rowboat. I had my canoes inspected by a gentleman who proclaimed them the best lot he had ever seen, for the livery business. If the use of canoes under a certain size were prohibited, the danger would be lessened more than half. The canoe is like a rowboat, a poor one in [sic] no good, although there are lots of them.
N. A. Foster.
[NOTE: I don’t think Foster helped his case with this bit of info. Someone should have helped him write it.]
Judge Scott Stahl, in the Court of Common Pleas Monday, dismissed the suit instituted by George A. Boeckling, President of the Cedar Point Co., against the West Huron Sporting Club, to secure right-of-way for an automobile Boulevard through the clubs preserve, from Rye Beach to Cedar Point.
[NOTE: The problem here (as I see it) is that the article does not tell us what the outcome of the action might have been. Did Cedar Point give up or did the Sporting Club allow access?]
Born – to Mr. Mrs. Frank Whyte, a daughter Saturday, May 10, 1912.
The funeral services of Joseph W Leacher, was held from his late home Wednesday from the home [sic] at 1:30.
The funeral of the 4 mos. old baby of Mr. and Mrs. John Gebes was held from the Catholic Church Monday morning, Rev. Father Espen, officiated.
Elias Peabody was taken to Lorain Hospital Sunday. He has been suffering from erysipelas [A bacterial infection of the skin's outer layers.] and now blood poisoning has set in.
It has been reported here that Robert Quigley, a former Amherst resident and a brother of George Quigley, died last fall in a small town in Michigan, heart disease being the cause of death. The story was brought here a few days ago by a former resident, who interviewed the corner who was called to view the remains, and from the description and effects found on the body, he is positive it was Robert Quigley.
Amherst Township schools closed on Friday for the summer vacation.
Mr. Lou Lord has purchased a new automobile.
Mr. Peter Reighley is remodeling his home.
Philip Auitmiller had the misfortune to lose one of his horses.
On account of illness, Miss Agnes Squires was unable to come to Birmingham Tuesday. She came Wednesday and had a very pretty line of millinery.
Graduating exercises Town Hall, May 31. The address will be given by superintendent L. E. York. Music by an Oberlin orchestra. Admission 25c and 15c.
Many friends of Mr. Belford O. Crosier were pained to hear of his death Tuesday morning. Mr. Crosier has been an intense suffer for several weeks, and in declining health for the last three years. Yet, when the end came it was sudden and a great shock to his immediate family circle.
Mr. Crosier was born in Vermilion Sept. 7, 1857, and spent all his life in this community. He was a man that all who knew him respected, a man who lived in upright life in every respect. In his death the Congregational church loses one of its staunchest friends and supporters. For many years he was trustee of this organization and enjoyed its fellowship. He also held membership in the local order of the Maccabees.
Mr. Crosier will be missed by a wide circle of friends. He leaves the beside his aged mother, three sisters and three brothers to mourn their loss.
The funeral was held this afternoon from the late home in charge his Pastor, Rev. Raymond Phd. [Swisher]. Interment in Maple Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Martha Kishman knee, Clause, whose earthly life come [sic] to a close on May 18, was born July 17, 1835, in Brownhelm, 1 ½ miles from the old homestead, where for 76 years and 10 months, she spent most of her long, useful and beautiful life.
At the age of 19 years, she was united in marriage to Adam Kishman, and became the mother of 12 children, six sons and six daughters four of whom died in their infancy, and eight are now living.
Having lived 47 years with her husband in holy wedlock, he was taken from her, Nov. 29, 1901, after a severe illness of seven years, during which time every attention care was given him by his faithful wife and children. For 11 years Mrs. Kishman has lived in widowhood.
By her death the whole community sustains a great loss, for a beautiful character has passed out of our midst into the presence of God. Her children will retain her blessed memory, for they have realized that she was the best of mother to them. By her example, as shown by her kind and considerate ways in the treatment of her family, neighbors and host of friends be an inspiration to us all, to make our life also useful one.
Mrs. Kishman joined the reformed church in Brownhelm in 1894 and was one of its most faithful members, always interested in its affairs and generous and liberal in the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God, helpful to those in need.
She leaves to mourn their loss, Mrs. William Jacobs, Charles R. Kishman of Lorain; Henry B Kishman, Mrs. C. G. Leimbach, Albert A. Kishman, Louis C. Kishman of Brownelm; Edward W Kishman, Mrs. Henry Haber of Vermilion, and one brother, Bernard Clause, and 17 grand children and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday at 12:30, Rev. A. C. Pretzer, officiating. A large number of her friends and neighbors were present to pay their last respects to their beloved friend. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Interment at Brownhelm cemetery.
Mrs. Charles Heidloff and baby are suffering from an attack of typhoid fever.
Mrs. Geo. Rathbun was pleasantly surprised Thursday evening at her home on Exchange Place by the members of the S. O. C. Club. Every member was present. Various contests furnished amusement and a dainty lunch was served.
Mrs. Barbara Elizabeth (Irich) Full McCarthy, was born in Germany and when twenty-one years of age came to America with some friends and settled in the state of Illinois. There she was united in marriage to Benjamine Full, to this union were born, eleven children, four of which preceded her.
She was again married to Mr. James McCarthy, Nov. 5, 1898. For the past thirty years, Vermilion has been her home. She has been a true companion and loving mother, and though for past ten years she has been more or less afflicted, and for past month she has been confined to her bed, and suffered intensely, yet she bore it patiently and Sunday morning at 2:45, passed to the future, from whence none have ever returned, May 19, 1912. Had she lived to September 10th, she would have been 67 years of age.
She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, two sons, Capts. Peter and Otto Full of Vermilion; four daughters, Mrs. G Stumski [sic] and Miss Rose Full, Amherst, Mrs. A. E. Cuddeback, Cleveland; Mrs. R. Hurlbut and Mrs. B. Hamel of Vermilion; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Schisler of Berlin Heights; one brother, Mr. Irich, of Amherst also eight grand children.
When she when able she was faithful at church and ever ready to support same. She had a desire to live, if it was best, yet ready to depart and when last I prayed at her bed side, and as I closed she joy in Amen and said, all is well. So as husband, children, grandchildren, sister, brother and friends, you mourn not as those who have no hope.
The funeral was held from the home, Wednesday, her pastor Rev. T. H. D. Harrold of the M. E. Church officiating, spoke from Mark 14 part of 8th verse, “She hath done what she
Mrs. Mengel, Mrs. Daniels, Mrs. R. Sabiers, Mrs. G. Sabiers, Mrs. Schrader, Mrs. Slumski, Mrs. Irish, Mrs. F. Mischka, Mrs. S. Hamel, Mrs. Hurlbut, Mrs. Sails, Miss Ella Short and Miss Verna Armstrong from Amherst and Mrs. Emma Brown of Elyria.
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