Most all papers on their community pages have local items. Sprinkled among the comings and goings of the local community are found important tidbits of information about our ancestors. Below is a sampling of what I found on July 7, 1894 in the Oregon State Journal, published in Eugene Oregon. Brief mentions of life events, listed are those who were born, married, committed and died. Never overlook the local items when doing newspaper research.
Born to the wife of Louis Potter of this city on July 1st, 1894 a twelve-pound boy.
Monday, county clerk, Walker issued marriage permits to Mr. G.W. Potter and Miss Evaline Wilson and Mr. N.M. Bryant and Sarah E. Kirk, all of Lane County, Oregon.
Sheriff Johnson made his first official trip to Salem Friday morning to convey John F. Wilcox, a deaf-mute, to the insane asylum. Wilcox is a young man 29 years old and has been melancholy and not responsible for his acts during the past two years.
Died at Springfield Oregon July 2, 1894, paralysis, Mr. Matthews Lyons, aged 86 years.
Married in Eugene, on July 3, 1894 Mr. Howard Vincent and Miss Lilly Hendricks, Rev. W.S. Gilbert officiating. The contracting parties live Lost Valley in the county.
Married at the parlors of the Minnesota hotel in this city, on July 4, 1894, Rev W.S. Gilbert officiating, Mr. Ulysses Walker and Miss Lilly Taylor both of Cottage Grove Oregon.
Oregon State Journal (Eugene OR) Jul 7, 1894, pg. 5, col. 1-2.