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Source:  Democratic Northwest, Napoleon, OH - Vol: 36  Page: 9
Dated: May 17, 1888
A TERRIBLE AFFLICTION!
     FOUR PERSONS DROWNED.
    
NAPOLEON, O., May 9th, 1888.
     Last evening McClellan Wheeler, of South Napoleon, received a letter from his father Robert Wheeler who lives near Stanwood, Washington Territory, announcing the said deaths of his sister, Lillie Wheeler and step-sister, Annie J. Thompson, by being drowned in the Stillaguamish river.  ON Sunday, April 15th, they in company with J. B. Vancel and Ella Aldridge were crossing the river in a canoe when by carelessness he allowed the canoe to run over a riffle and upset when they were all drowned.  The body of Miss Aldridge was found on Monday and Lillie Wheeler on Tuesday, and though forty men had been diligently searching for them up to the date of the letter, April 21st, they had been unable to find the bodies of Vancel and Annie ThompsonMr. Vancel was a married man aged 40 years, Lillie Wheeler, aged 18 years, Ella Aldridge aged 17 years and Annie Thompson aged 16 years.                              H. A W.
Source:  Democratic Northwest, Napoleon, OH - Vol: 36  Page: 5
Dated: Jan. 3, 1889
McCLURE JOTTINGS:
     Our highly esteemed physician, Dr. J. W. Sharp, has been dangerously ill for several days but we are pleased to announce that he is recovering.
     The Misses Maud Weeks and Lilly Long spent Sabbath with their parents in McClure and returned to Toledo this morning.
     Our Sabbath school reorganized last Sabbath by choosing the following officers for the ensuing year; Supertintendent, John Kimbal; Assistant Supertendant, Geo. Emery; Secretary, Lelia Clark; Treasurer, Mrs. Starks; Organists, Alla Philpott and Todd Wilcox.
     Chas. Jones
is about to open an intelligence office in the rear of Counselman's store, where he will be pleased to meet his many friends.
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NEWS FROM GRELTON.
     C. Boulton spent Sunday with his brother J. M., of Damascus
     P. Hymer has returned home from Continental.
     M. Barney visted in Grand Rapids, Wednesday.
     May Ward has returned from Toledo
     H. Palmer, of Weston, is spending the holidays with friends here.
     C. L. Boulton and C. Hughes attended the dance in Grand Rapids Thursday evening.
     Bill Davis has vacated in Lake house and myved into the Shidler property.
     Relatives of John McGill, from Erie county, are visiting in Grelton.
     The Misses Pope, Viola Boulton of Damascus, and Daisy Boulton of Richfield, Sunday-ed with Mrs. L. Thompson.
     S. A. Edwards
and wife, of Columbus, are spending a few days with relatives here.
     C. T. Boultonwas the guest of the LeBay family of West Hope, Saturday evening
    
Source:  Democratic Northwest, Napoleon, OH - Vol: 38  Page 9
Dated: Sept. 18, 1890
Letter List
     Letters remaining uncalled for at the Napoleon, Ohio, Post-Office, for the week ending September 18, 1890:
 - Caleb Cooper, Isaac Reed, Daniel Ross, J. V. Alexander.
     Persons calling for letters will please say they are advertised, and give the date.
                                                          D. M. Jones, P. M.

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