(Handwritten date:  Friday, October 5, 1951)



Funeral Saturday For 82-Year-Old Retired Farmer 


   Robert Samuel Joray, 82, died at 9:45 Wednesday evening at his home at 310 East Market street in Bluffton.  Death was attributed to thrombosis after an illness of one week.

   Mr. Joray was born at Vera Cruz, Jan. 13, 1869, to Samuel and Esther Ellen Baughman Joray.  He was married April 3, 1895 in Wells county to Cora Jane Van Emon, who survives.

   Mr. and Mrs. Joray had observed their 56th wedding anniversary April 3, 1951.  He was a lifetime resident of Wells county, having resided on a farm in Nottingham township 53 years before moving to Bluffton in 1948.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Evangelical Mennonite church, west of Berne.

   Surviving besides the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robert Sweeney, of Bluffton route 3; two brothers, Harvey E. and George Joray, both of Huntington county, and two grandchildren.

   A daughter, Edna, two sisters, Sarah Shoemaker and Sureldia Joray, and two brothers, Noah Joray and Victor Joray, are deceased.

   The body was removed to the Jahn funeral home where friends may call.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Six Mile Christian church with Rev. Eli Steiner officiating, assisted by Rev. Roscoe Coleman.  Burial will be in the Six Mile cemetery.



(Handwritten date:  Friday, October 5, 1951)



Frank C. Howard, 57, Dies at Bluffton Thursday


   Frank C. Howard, 57, died at 3 o'clock Thursday morning at his home at 427 Hall street, Bluffton.   He had been ill one year and death was attributed to bronchial asthma and heart trouble.

   The decedent was born Feb. 9, 1894, to Charles and Bird Bender Howard.  His marriage to Pearl Trenary took place in Ft. Wayne on June 23, 1917.

   Surviving besides the wife are the mother, Mrs. Bird Thornburg, northeast of Bluffton;  four daughters, Mrs. Harry Mitchell, of Ft. Wayne,  Mrs. Lloyd Schwartz of Craigville,  Mrs. Clifton Zuercher and Mrs. Denver Rich, both of Berne;  a son, Jack, at home;  a sister, Mrs. Charles F. McKinney, of Clinton, Ill., and 12 grandchildren.  A brother is deceased.

   The body was removed to the Jahn funeral home where friends may call.

   Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the funeral home with Rev. Vance Davison officiating.  Burial will be at the Six Mile cemetery.



(Handwritten date:  Monday, June 30, 1952)



Local Girl Bride of Pennville Man at Mennonite Church


   At 7 o'clock Saturday evening at the First Mennonite church occurred the wedding of Miss Bertha Lee Lehman, daughter of Mrs. Ida Lehman, to Ivan M. Ault, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Hinshaw of Pennville.  The Rev. Olin A. Krehbiel officiated at the double ring ceremony before a setting of palms and baskets of white flowers with tiered candelabra in the background.

   The bride, given in marriage by her uncle, William Klickman, of Pandora, Ohio, wore the traditional gown of crystal white satin.  The off-the-shoulder yoke was studded with rhinestones and featured a small ruffle.  The long sleeves were tapered to points over the hands and the full skirt ended in a chapel train.  Her finger tip veil of imported illusion was edged in French Alcon lace and was held in place by a pearl crown.  She carried a white Bible topped with an orchid.

   Miss Viola R. Lehman of Fort Wayne, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.  Her gown was of mint green taffeta with mitts and styled similar to that of the bride.  She carried a cascade of yellow roses.  Miss Clara Lehman, another sister of the bride, was the bridesmaid.  She wore a maize yellow taffeta gown with mitts styled like that of the maid of honor.  She carried red roses.  Both wore head pieces on braided taffeta.

   Jay Geesman of Portland attended the groom.  Ushers were Thomas Hidie of Portland, Lester Branstetter of Geneva, Forrest Sprunger and Wilbert W. Lehman, brother of the bride.

   The mothers of the couple wore navy blue dresses with white accessories and wore corsages of red roses.

   A fifteen-minute organ musicale was presented by Rev. Hubert (cut off)



(Handwritten date:  Wednesday, June 13, 1951)




   A baby boy weighing seven pounds was stillborn last night to Ernest and Florine Steury Fennig of Indianapolis at the Methodist hospital in that city.  Burial was to be at the M.R.E. cemetery here this afternoon.  This was the first child in the family and is the grandson of (cut off)


Adams County, Indiana Historical Society

1933-1953 Scrapbook - Image 56-57

Transcribed by Karin King