Volume 50, Number 46, December 11, 1964


Mrs. Laura Thorp

Mrs. Laura Thorp, 83, died Wednesday, December 2, in Tuscola County Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was born March 25, 1881 in Kingston. She was married to Elmer Thorp in Caro, March 15, 1902. Mr. Thorp died in 1951.

She is survived by three sons, Ambrose of Reese, Paul and Duane of Kingston, four daughters, Mary Warren, Hettie Curry, and Nelda Osgerby all of Caro, and Laline Francis of Reese; a sister Nell Weldon, Detroit; a brother Howard Legg of Florida, 40 grandchildren and 59 great grandchildren.

The remains were in the Harmon Funeral Home, Kingston, where services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 5.

Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery.


Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rassette celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary November 26th. They started off the day by attending High Mass at St. Michael’s Church in Wilmot. Later they had dinner with Mr. and Mrs. James Parker. Their children and grandchildren were there with them, except Brother Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Torongeau enjoyed the day with them also. Mrs. Torongeau was one of her attendants at the wedding.

Lapeer Attorney To Be Candidate

George B. Lutz, Laeer County Attorney, announced this week that he will be a candidate in the February 15 election to fill the office of Circuit Judge.

Mr. Lutz was born in Lapeer, Michigan 41 years ago. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Lutz of Lapeer.

He graduated from Lapeer High School in 1940 and attended the University of Michigan. His college was interrupted to serve 3 years with the United States Air Force and flew 35 combat missions with the Eighth Air Force in Europe during World War II with the rank of Lieutenant.

Graduated from the University of Michigan in 1946 with a B.A. degree in Political Science and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1949.

Mr. Lutz was admitted to the practice of law in 1950 and has been a practicing attorney in Lapeer since that time. He has served as Prosecuting Attorney of Lapeer County, three terms 1953 through 1958.

Mr. Lutz is a Past President of the 40th Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Lapeer and Tuscola Counties. He was elected Probate Judge to fill vacancy and regular four year term in November 1960. Served as Lapeer County Probate Judge since that time. Re elected Probate Judge Nov. 1964.

Mr. and Mrs. Lutz are the parents of four children, ages 13, 12, 10 and 8.

East Dayton

Mrs. Margaret Wall had the misfortune to fall and break her hip Tuesday night. She went to Cass City Hospital and was transferred to Saginaw Osteopathic Hospital Wed. afternoon.

The Dayton Center Extension group entertained their husbands for dinner and Christmas party at the hall Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Hunter and Becky visited Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Mills at Rochester Sun. afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wilson visited her mother Mrs. Rachel Russell Monday at Clair.

New Arrivals

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Chantiny have a daughter born at Caro Hospital

Farm Bureau

The membership drive now underway in Tuscola County Farm Bureau is headed by roll call managers Mrs. Clare Carpenter of Cass City and Emil Schiefer of Vassar. Members will seek to boost the membership of the organization to 2378 farm families during the drive which will run through January 15.

Volunteer roll call captains for Kingston and Koylton townships are Carlyle Everett of Kingston and Mrs. Ford Boyne of Marlette for Koylton.

East Dayton News

The Wells Dayton Farmers Club met with Mr. and Mrs. Lester Walker at hall Thursday evening. We had our annual Christmas turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Donald Roberson, President called the meeting to order. After the regular business, they elected officers for the coming year. President, Verald Stokes, Vice President, Jay Mathews, Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. Lloyd Taylor. The Stoke’s had the program and with the singing of several Christmas Carols and an exchange of gifts.

Birthday Party

On the evening of December 2, over 40 friends gathered to help Mrs. J. H. Hunter celebrate her 90th birthday. The event was held in the Pilgrim Holiness Fellowship Room. A program was presented which consisted of Vocal solos by Miss Wilma Howey and Mr. B. E. Moore, piano solos by Pam Lyons, and Ellen Marie Moore., a reading by Mrs. Flora Hubbard, a short talk was given by Mrs. Hunter’s Sunday School teacher, Mrs. Wilbur Traver and Mrs. Alton Lyons gave a very interesting account of Mrs. Hunter’s busy and versatile life. Rev. Dean presented Mrs. Hunter with an electric blanket from the friends of the church.

After Mrs. Hunter blew out the candles on a three tier birthday cake and cut the first piece, cakes, ice cream, coffee and tea were served. We all wish Mrs. Hunter years of good health and much happiness.

Society News

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Reddaway of Flint called on their sister Mrs. J. H. Hunter on her 90th birthday Wednesday.

Recent dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Lyons were Rev and Mrs. Wm. Lyons and family of Croswell, Mrs. J. H. Hunter and Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Howey and Wilma.

Mrs. Cecil Walker enjoyed dinner with her son Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Walker and Freddie Sunday.

Mr. William Burmeister of Hammond, Indiana was a week end guest at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Burmeister.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ensign and son Tom of Marlette called on their parents Mr. and Mrs. Leland Ensign Sunday.

Mrs. Doyle Hempton was a guest on Thursday at the home of the uncle, John Burmeister while Mr. Hempton attended an Edison meeting in Caro.

Mrs. Greenleaf is spending the winter with her daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Thrall in Sandusky.

Sunday callers of Mrs. J. H. Hunter were Miss Rosella Rhodes of the Arizona American Indian Field, Miss Perry of Caro and Mrs. Don Roberson.

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