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Crown City -- Calvin Brown, seaman 2nd class, who is stationed at Boston, Mass., spent Thursday before Christmas with Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Greenwood. His friend Miss Bobby Miller of Millersport, visi ted him there. [unknown newspaper/date - Sub by Diane Pierce]

UNWELCOME VISITOR.---A few nights since Mr. John Fulk, living in Guyan township, was aroused by his wife and requested to examine the bed clothing and remove a locust she had heard making noise. Mr. F. made the examination but discovering nothing, again retired to bed, and was aroused the second time by his spouse, who insisted that there was a locust in the bed. In his second search Mr. Fulk encountered a rattle snake three feet three inches in length which was comfortably ensconsed under the covers, which he immediately dispatched. Mr. F. killed the mate to this snake a few days previous to this occurrence a short distance from his dwelling. This species of snake is seldom met with in this section, and the circumstances surrounding the introduction of his snakeship into such comfortable quarters without being perceived, and the narrow escape of the family from injury, seem miraculous. [Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 06, 1860 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Gatewood were guests Christmas day of Mr. & Mrs. Homer Mossman of Bidwell. [unknown newspaper/date - Sub by Diane Pierce]

Sam Rankin, who is a foreman at the Curtis-Wright plant in Columbus spent Christmas with his family. He stayed until Wednesday as his son Don left for Fort Thomas on Monday. [unknown newspaper/date - Sub by Diane Pierce]

Mr. & Mrs. Rolland Rose and family were in Marietta Christmas week-end with Mrs. Rose's parents, Mr. & Mrs. S. H. Plumer. [unknown newspaper/date - Sub by Diane Pierce]

Mrs. Alice Simms spent Christmas with her daughter, Mrs. Lillian Snider of Proctorville. [unknown newspaper/date - Sub by Diane Pierce]

Called to Galliopolis:  Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stone and son, Billy, were called to Galliopolis today by the death of the former's grandmother, Mrs. Frank Brookman.  They will return to Marysville on Wednesday.  [The Union County Journal (Marysville, OH) 25 May 1945, pg. 3]

Cpl. John Swindler spent Christmas with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Judd Swindler. He is stationed at Camp Campbell, Tenn. [unknown newspaper/date - Sub by Diane Pierce]

Pfc. Emerson Truesdell left for Camp Stoneman, Calif., Wednesday after a furlough of seven days with his wife, and children and his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Truesdell. [unknown newspaper/date - Sub by Diane Pierce]

Success of a Gallia Boy
In 1853 Perry White, brother of Mr. Joseph White, of Rodney, moved from the old Irvin farm, at the mouth of Indian Creek, in Raccoon township, to Iowa. Here he lived seven years, and in 1860, went to Pike's Peak, leaving his family behind him. He tried digging gold, but having poor success, he turned ranchman, and rented a farm, being unable to purchase. After two years labor he sent for his family, who joined him while he was yet a renter. By hard labor he purchased a farm, which he has continued to increase until he has now several hundred acres, and great herds of stock. Although suffering since his stay in Colorado Territory from a fire which swept off his farm buildings, his wealth may be counted by thousands. With plenty of this world's goods around him, he has turned his attention to speculation. Many of our old citizens will remember him. [Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 18, 1873 Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

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