Volume 50, Number 45, December 4, 1964


Jennie M. Schell

Jennie M. Schell, 86 of Mayville, Michigan passed away Tuesday, November 24, 1964 at the Ferguson Conv. Home, Lapeer, Michigan.

She was born June 16, 1878 at Forrester, Michigan, the daughter of Emma and Amos Purdy.

She and Arthur L. Schell were married November 2, 1908 at Kingston. Mr. Schell died March 15, 1945.

Mrs. Schell leaves 3 sons, Lloyd of Madison Heights; Francis, Bloomfield Hills; Ward of Caro, 2 daughters, Emily Ferguson of Snover and Sarah Wright of Mayville, 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, November 27, 1964 from the Blackmore & Tubbs Chapel in Mayville.

Rev. Bernard Eastman officiated

Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery.

John Lewicki

John Lewicki, 78 of Decker, Michigan passed away Nov. 23, 1964 in the Cass City Hospital after a long illness.

He was born June 24, 1886 in Poland and came to the United States in 1912.

He was married February 10, 1921 in Detroit and settled in Decker in 1929.

He was a member of the Polish American Club in Caro, and St. Michaels Parish.

Mr. Lewicki leaves his wife Berniece, a step son Joseph Hardy of Detroit, 2 sons, Edward, Kingston, and Stanley of Decker. 4 daughters, Wanda Schram, Detroit, Sophie Wesolowski, Decker, Helen Piano, Madison Heights, and Jane Wesolowski of Decker. Also 27 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Rosary was repeated Tues. evening at 9 p.m. from the Harmon Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. from St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Wilmot. Rev. Father Raymond Pilarski officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Librarians Meet at Croswell

Thursday, Nov. 19, 1964, Mrs. Laurence Opperman, Librarian, Mr. John Holodnick, Principal, and 6 student Librarians; Mary Rassette, Mary Denhoff, Elaine Wolak, Cheryl Kelley, Dale Nelson and Phillip Wolak attended the 10th Annual Thumb Regional Conference of Michigan Association of School Librarians held at Croswell-Lexington High School in Croswell. Mrs. Opperman was secretary for the region this year.

The meeting is held each year in a different school. It is designed for the exchange of ideas between Librarians of the region and to promote better library service. The Student Library Assistants regional meeting is always held jointly with the meetings.

The program and dinner were very interesting and enjoyable. The liveliest part of the program was an after dinner Panel discussion of "Freedom to Read", the censorship question, Elaine Wolak from Kingston was a panel member along with a minister, a school administrator, a teacher, a librarian, and a parent. The panel discussed the question then invited the audience to participate. A rapid exchange of ideas and challenges were made between the audience and panel members. In all it was a very useful and challenging meeting despite the bad weather.

Active at 90 Years

Kingston is one of the few towns in Michigan that has a 90 year old citizen. She is Mrs. J. H. Hunter of Washington Street. She celebrated her birthday Wednesday, December 2.

Mrs. Hunter was born in Stratford, Ontario in 1874. The family moved to Kinde when she was 15 years old.

She recalls the stories of the big fire being told and was afraid another would come.

Her first years were lonesome ones because she missed her friends in Canada.

Later they moved to Elkton, in the vicinity of the Rev. Eugene Sutphen home. There she met Mart Sutphen. Mrs. Hunter and Mart were married in 1903. The elder Sutphen was a pastor of the Pilgrim Holiness Church of Kingston, during the years when is was known as the Free Will Baptist church.

She and Mr. Sutphen moved on a farm 4 mile west of Romeo, where they lived until 1912. They then moved 1 miles west of Kingston. Their son, Eugene, was born in 1913. His father died in 1916, when Eugene was only 3. Mrs. Hunter sold her farm, moved into Kingston and lived with her mother and operated a millinery shop for 5 years, locate where the telephone office was. In 1921 she married Mr. James H. Hunter, a prominent Kingston farmer and moved into the home she now lives and which is surrounded by flowers. When they moved into their home in Kingston there were a few shrubs in front and a vegetable garden in back. Mrs. Hunter soon turned it into a beautiful flower garden of every color. She mowed her lawn up until 2 years ago. Not only does she enjoy her garden, but also enjoys painting, hooking, and crocheting rugs, hand drawing pictures, her church, and entertaining friends who come to visit.

She has lived half her life in this vicinity.

A faithful member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Mrs. Hunter has been known to say that working at what one enjoys and serving the Lord are the primary obligations of life.

She looks ahead to the future with complete assurance. She said her husband once read to her from a book which said that whatever we enjoy doing most on earth would some day be given us to do in heaven.

"I’ll probably be puttering in the flowers in God’s garden someday" she said and we are sure she will.


Laura Thorp

Mrs. Laura Thorp passed away Wednesday, Dec 2. Funeral will be Saturday, at 2 P.M. from the Harmon Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Kingston Cemetery.

Obituary will be next week.


The November meeting of the Kingston PTA was called to order by Father Vice President Dale Kelley.

The treas. Report was read and approved.

Mr. Wenzloff made a report on things needed for the school that the PTA might be interested in buying. Some of them are: TV sets in elementary rooms, literature recordings, such as Shakespeare, Dictaphone, Clocks, folding bleachers for the stage, copy machine, dictionary of American Biographies. Mr. Holodnick suggested getting the prices on some of these things so the PTA can decide what they can afford. The committee is to report next month.

There was much discussion as to why we are having poor attendance at the meetings. The possibility of having dues was brought up. Also o start having room awards again. Mrs. Wingert thought some movies about children might help. Mrs. Henderson made the motion that we have room awards and Mrs. Walls seconded it. Motion carried.

Mrs. Holodnick made it known they are looking for some parents with talent such as knitting, sewing, ham operators etc., to help with an activity program for the children.

Meeting was adjourned by Dale Kelley. It was then turned over to Mrs. Opperman in charge of the Book Fair.

The lunch committee for Dec. is Eugene Diegel, Carlyle Everett, Carl Gottlier, Joseph Gottler, Louis Gyomonry and Marion Hackett.

Society News

Mr. and Mrs. Wally Wilmot and sons of Royal Oak, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Powell and children of Pontiac, Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle Everett, Bill and Beverly, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Barrons, Ron and Kevin, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilmot, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Allen, Dale and Annette, Mrs. Emma Wilkinson, and Mrs. Hazel Wilmot attended the wedding Saturday night, November 28 of James Douglas Wilkinson and Sue Ellen Hoffman of Farmington at 7 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church on Grand River in Detroit.

A reception was held at the American Legion Hall on Grand River.

Kingston News

L-Cpl and Mrs. Paul Torongeau and children of Cherry Point, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Torongeau and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Queil and family of Taylor were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leop Wesolowski of Decker.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hazen, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Long of Farmington and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hazen and children of Detroit spent Thanksgiving Day with Mrs. Cecil Walker.

Thanksgiving guests at the Stoner home were their daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wilson of Lake, Michigan, and granddaughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Parrott and children of Flint.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Quiel and family of Taylor were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Torongeau.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Moore and Ellen Marie spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Grindley of Owosso.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Supthen of Waterford and Mrs. J. H. Hunter were Sunday afternoon callers at the Alton Lyons home.

Mr. Frank D’Arcy and Rev Don Conrad of Michawaukee were Friday callers at the Alton Lyons home.

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Davies and son of Marlette, Mr. and Mrs. Elton Ellis of Oxford had Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Claude Sirdan Thurs.

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Sirdan and Thelma spent Friday shopping in Saginaw.

Sharon and Gary Silvernail, Marty Keifer of Mt. Pleasant spent the week end with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Silvernail for Thanksgiving vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Moore enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Moore, Bob and Wayne and Mrs. Flora Hubbard.

Thanksgiving Day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arvin Wingert were Mrs. E. R. Wingert, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wingert, Miss Jean Wingert, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Frenzel, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Liskey and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Frenzel and family all of Mayville and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Vanest of Midland.

Mrs. J. H. Hunter entertained Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Supthen of Waterford Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Moore and Mrs. Wiswell entertained Mrs. R. L. Dafoe, Mr. and Mrs. Gerold Geror and Sherrie of Pontiac, Miss Marie Zimmerman and sister of Detroit, and Mr. Burt Houg of Dunde, Scotland for Thanksgiving dinner.

Mrs. Emerson McIntyre and Kevin of Owosso spent a few days with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Moore. Mr. McIntyre joined them Sunday.

Miss Thelma Sirdan enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Van Horn and family Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wesch attended the 18th annual Bankers Convention in Chicago last week.

Mr. and Mrs. George Beech, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Burmeister, Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Burmeister and children of Auburn Heights and Mrs. Donald Gould and daughter of Caro enjoyed Thanksgiving Day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Van Wagoner.

Thanksgiving dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kramer were Mr. and Mrs. Leo Legg, Mr. and Mrs. Harlend Legg, Don and Curt, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lalko and family and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kramer of Fenton.

Curt Legg from MSU spent the Thanksgiving holiday with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Harland Legg.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Putnam and family were Sunday supper guests of Mrs. N. Hunter and Froedes, their daughter Nina of New York and son Louis, who goes to college in Rochester were with them, also grandson Mike Putnam of Vassar.

Sunday Mrs. Cecil Walker was a dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Walker and Freddie of Caro. Later in the afternoon they called on Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Boyne and family of Marlette.


Friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Sirdan Saturday night, November 28th for their 30th Wedding Anniversary. Visiting and games were enjoyed after which Claude and Irene opened their gifts.

Lunch was served by their two daughters, Mrs. Everett Davies of Marlette, and Thelma, and Mrs. Iva Field of Deford.


On October 29 the first meeting of the Kingston 4-H knitting club was held at the home of our leader Mrs. Darling.

Officers elected were Pres., Sandra Silvernail, Vice Pres., Joann Hergenreder; Treas., Linda Salas’ Sec. Kathy Darling.

Meeting was adjourned.

At our November 9 meeting Norma Simmons was elected as song leader. We all started our scarf.

The November 24 meeting was called to order by the Pres. Sandra Silvernail by repeating the pledge to the flag and the 4-H pledge.

Sec and Treas. Reports were read. We accepted two new members. Our total membership is now 10.

Meeting adjourned.

Kathy Darling, Sec.

Burglary At Gas Station

State Police of the Sandusky Post have arrested four youths in the burglary of the C. B. Schwaderer Service Station and Ford Sales Thursday.

Trooper Alex Fisher said the youths were in the building Thursday when the owner was checking out money before closing. Trooper Fisher said the youths were suspected because they went directly to where the money was hidden and took it without disturbing anything else.

An estimated $20 was taken. Troopers recovered $7.75. The youths told officers they had spent most of the remainder on beer and gasoline.

East Dayton

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meldrum and family of Detroit and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wilson of Birmingham were Thanksgiving Day guests of the parents Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wilson.

Mr. and Mrs. Murrey Docherty, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Blink and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hilts and family were Thanksgiving Day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Fox.

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Hunter and Rebecca were Thanksgiving dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Seddon.

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Hunter and Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ross spent the week end at Grayling.

Kingston News

Ted Froede spent the week end at Red Oak with Bill and Carl Curry.

Mrs. Joyce Robertson, Mra. Alton Lyons and Mr. Wm. D’Arcy were business callers in Saginaw Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. James Caswell and children and Kay Froede were Thanksgiving guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Scharich in Caro.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Ensign spent Thanksgiving with her mother Mrs. E. Rich of Silverwood.

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