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Submitted by Jenna Fennell

Source: Oakland Tribune, 28 Apr 1907


Mrs. Coryell, one of the members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Society of California Pioneers, entertained the directors of the club yesterday afternoons at a delightful garden party given at her home, Fair Oaks, near Menlo Park.

The Coryell place is one of the handsomest in that vicinity of attractive homes. An elaborate luncheon was served out of doors.

In the absence of Mrs. J. J. Brice th club president, who is traveling abroad, Mrs. Jerome Madden of Berkeley who is the vice-president, presided officially.



Mrs. David Frances Selby entertained yesterday afternoon at a delightful card party for Miss Leota Hamilton, a bride-elect, who has been the motif for many affairs recently.

Five hundred was the game enjoyed during the afternoon.  Yellow predominated in the decoration and the score cards were dainty triffles in the prevalling color.

Among the guest were Miss Hamilton, Misses Atwood, Miss Claire Cushing, Miss Howard Wright, Miss Margaret Gunn, Miss Edna Lloyd, of Honolulu, Miss Florence Ferrin, Miss Hortenso Gore, Miss Florence and Miss Grace Selby, Miss Anne Cobine, Mrs. Chalres Gross, Miss Nellie Gross, Miss Helen Lills of San Francisco, Mrs. Fred Grannis, Mrs Marbert Babin, Miss Sallie Sadler, Miss Fercita Garcia of San Francisco, Mrs. Fernand Brassy of San Jose.



The modern Woodmen of America will give a reception Monday evening, April 29 to the directors, E. E Murphy of Leavenworth, Kansas and A.W. Bort of Belolt, Wisconsin, at Hovey Hall, 414 Eleventh Street.  All friends of the order are invited.



Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Wyms of 1020 Fifty-sixth street, announce the marriage of their daughter, Maud Isabel Champney to Adelbert E. Hill, of Los Gatos.  The ceremony took place Wednesday afternoon April 24th, at St. Mary’s Church.  The Rev. Father Grant officiate.  The young couple have a host of friends both sides of the bay, who will be surprised to hear of their marriage.  The bride is an accomplished young woman, being na musician of ability.  Mrs. Hill is a native daughter and loved by all for her sweet and charming manner.  Mr. Hill is very popular young man and is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Oscar hill, prominent family of Hayward.  After a short honeymoon, the young couple will reside in Los Gatos, where the groom has fitted up a cosy bungalow on Santa Cruz Avenue.



The marriage of Miss Lucy Agnes McNamara & Edwin C. S. Crabbe was solemnized Thursday morning at St. Brigid’s Church pastorate, the Rev. Father Doran officiating.

As small company of friends were present at the ceremony.  Miss Loretta McNamara attended her sister as bridesmaid and N. Semple acted as best man.  Mr. & Mrs. Crabee will return to the city, where the groom is engaged in business.



The members of the Book Club enjoyed a luncheon and outing last Friday at the Piedmont clubhouse.  The affair was planned in compliment to Mrs. Mary Ross, secretary of the club, who is to leave shortly for the East.  Mrs.Ross was presented with a beautiful gold pin, the badge of the Federated Women’s clubs.

Among the guests a t luncheon, all members of the Book Club were Mrs. Horace Watson, Mrs. J. W. Dickenson, Mrs. Robert Yates, Mrs. Millie Scott Biven, Mrs. E. Boardman, Mrs. Leslie Brown, Miss Watson, Mrs. J. C. Foster, Mrs. Porter.



Mrs. Wickham Harvens entertained last week at a pretty luncheo given at her Piedmont home.  A dozen guests ejoyed the hospitality of this attractive hostess.  Bridge followed the luncheon and among the players were, Mrs. Henry Rosenfeid, Mrs. J. P. H. Dunn, Miss Carrie Nicholson, Miss Emma Mahoney, Miss Belle Nicholson, Mrs. William c. Ede, Mrs. Edward W. Engs, Mrs. William Hamliton Morrison, Mrs. Albert A. Long and several others.


Source: Oakland Tribune, 15 October 1907


DEAN- October 1907, to the wife of Beach Dean, a son

FRANKE-October 3, 1907 to the wife of F. Franke, a son

ARNOLD-in Berkeley, October 7, 1907, to the wife of Frank Dodge Arnold, a son



BUTLER – In Alameda, October 10, 1907, James Butler, beloved uncle of Helen Murdock, a native of Ireland, age 73 years.

CASE – In Oakland, October 11, 1907, Albert beloved son of A.J. Case and loving brother of H. C. Case and the late Addison & Lottie Case, a native of Ohio, age 31 years.

COBINE – In this city (Oakland), October 10, 1907, John Cobine , beloved husband of Katherine Cobine and father of Mary and Anne Cobine, a member of the Red Men Forsters and Royal Arch, a native of Auckland, New Zealand, age 61 years, 3 months.

HAGER – In Berkeley, October 9, M. Josephine Hager, beloved daughter of Carry Hager, intended wife of J. F Sager and niece of J. S. Liancott,a native of California

HOPKINS – In Oakland, Octobert 11, 1907 Julia A, wife of M. Hopkins and mother of Mrs. Oscar W. White , age 84years and 9months.

MAGORTY – In East Oakland, October 11, at his late residence, 684 East Twenty Fourth Street, near Fourteenth, Hugh, dearly beloved  husband of Margaret Magorty and father of Mrs. F. B. Lloyd and Walter Magorty, a native of Ireland.

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