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These short articles are posted in the hopes of adding otherwise unknown aspects to family histories. They contain numerous individual names and describe the everyday life activities in Oconto County, Wisconsin's, past.
  Researched, transcribed and contributed by Richard La Brosse

1934 Oconto Falls—The marriage of Miss Elaine Hammond and Jack W. Reynolds was solemnized by the Rev. Harold Trost of the Methodist Episcopal church on Tuesday afternoon at Marinette.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hammond of this city, while the groom is the son of Jack Reynolds also of this city.

1934 Oconto Falls—A charming white crepe ensemble with a large picture hat, was worn by Miss Eleanor Louise Holmes for her marriage to Mr. Edward La Bine of Tipler on Saturday morning at eight thirty.  The ceremony was solemnized and the nuptial mass was celebrated by the Rev. P.J. Grosnick at St. Anthony’s Catholic church.  The bride is the daughter of A.L. Holmes of this city.

August 1934-
Apparently struck by a hit and run driver about 9 o'clock last night on county trunk highway B, three miles north of Spruce, Peter Mach, 67, was instantly killed.  His body was discovered by Wesley Rice, town of Spruce, at the roadside.  Mach, employed as a farmhand by John Hyland, town of Spruce, had been in the Kadlec tavern prior to his death, leaving the place at 8:45 o'clock.  When found his body was badly battered and he had a fractured skull.  He was within 100 feet of his home when struck.  The body was taken to the Gagnon Funeral home here, but no funeral arrangements have been made as yet.  Authorities were investigating the scene today in search of tire tracks or other clues.  It was thought a high powered car had struck him from the battered condition of his body.

Oconto Scofield, son of ex-governor, dead.  Word was received at Oconto Wednesday that George Scofield, 68, former Oconto Lumberman, died at his home in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday.  The body will be brought to Oconto next Monday.  Scofield was the son of the late Edward Scofield, Governor of Wisconsin from 1897 to 1901.

Oconto Falls-Victor Eugene, the infant son born to Mr. and Mrs. W.  F. Goddard on Saturday, March 31, returned to his heavenly home on Thursday morning, April 5.  Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Goddard are sympathizing with them in the grief which has overtaken them.  The little remains were tenderly interred in Woodlawn cemetery.

Oconto Falls—Otto Muenster has just received notice from his Patent Attorneys, Victor I. Evans & Co., that a patent was allowed on his invention in the form of a self-closing milk strainer as previously described in this paper.  The strainers are in progress of manufacture.  Sales are so rapid, however, that it may take some few weeks before any orders can be delivered in this community.

Oconto Falls—The High School Dramatic club will produce its annual play on Thursday Dec 6.  This play is always the biggest event of the year for dramatics in Oconto Falls.  The Dramatic club sponsors high school dramatics and produces a number of plays for the community at large.  The play selected for this year is roaring farce, “Second Childhood.”  This play had a long successful run on the professional stage.  The juvenile leads are carried by Bruce Dobbertin and Leigh Krahn.  Both of these people have been prominent in high school activities.  Miss Krahn has participated in dramatics for four years and last year was a member of the cast that won second place in the state dramatic contest.  Bruce Dobbertin began his work in dramatics last year appearing in one-act plays.  He is also a regular member of the H.S. basketball team.

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