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News Notes From About Willis

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Willis, Nov. 17. - Miss May Alderman of Detroit, spent Friday evening with Mrs. Tom O'Brien of this place.

The Ladies Aid society of Willis will give an oyster supper at the church hall Wednesday evening, Nov. 25.

Ernest Lohr and family have returned from Battle Creek, and will move on their farm in the spring.

Mrs. Thos. Adair of Romulous is visiting Mrs. Adair at this place

John Jewell received his first horning Saturday night. Mr. Jewell has been married six times. We think he has done well.

William Thompson, aged 83 years, 2 months, 6 days, died at his home, Nov. 13, 1903. Mr. Thompson was born in Lincolnshire, England, Sept. 7, 1821, and came to this country in 1836. He was married to Charlotte Alban May 18, 1846, who died Jan. 17, 1874. By this union were born to them eleven children, three of them dying while in their babyhood. He was married again Jan. 16, 1880, to Jane Larkins, who still survives. At the age of 13 he united with the M. E. church and since that time has been a faithful worker and a firm believer in the workk of Christ. He was always a loving husband and a kind father. Besides many friends to mourn his loss he leaves a widow and eight children, Chas. L., of Augusta; Geo. H. of Augusta; Will of Kansas: John, of Belleville; Lima, Hattie and Sara of Belleville, and Emma of Augusta. Funeral from the M. E. church at Willis Sunday. Interment in the Alban cemetery.

Albert Arhogast of Halloway, was in town Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fairchilds of Ypsilanti called on Mrs. Adair of this place Sunday.

The old Abbey place burned to the ground last Saturday night.


Chas. Thompson's wife took a trip to Detroit Tuesday.

Rev. A. T. Camburn and family spent Wednesday visiting relatives in Adrian.

A. T. Lincoln of Hillsdale, called on a Willis friend Wednesday.

Lewis Cromie is talking of going to St. Louis soon.

Jack Gotts has had a phone put in his shop.

R. F. Walters spent Wednesday in Detroit.

Mrs. Joel Martin of Bay View, Mich., arrived in Willis Wednesday evening. She will visit her mother, Mrs. Adair for a few days.

The Lady Maccabbees are getting ready for their fair.

Ex-Congressman H. C. Smith of Adrian, will talk in the Willis M. E. church Dec. 11. Don't forget the date. Be sure to come.

Bessie Young of Stoney Creek is working at Marco Alban's.

Masters Frank and Harry Snodgrass have recovered from their illness.

Miss Inez Rouse and Helen Rouse of Saline, visited Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Rouse here last week.