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Lake County Past, from the Lake County News-Chronicle archives

Oct. 10, 1918

Youthful wife is pneumonia victim

A sad death occurred last Saturday morning, Oct. 5, 1918, when Mary Alice Bolen passed away at the home of her parents after an illness of but a few days duration. Many of her friends did not know she was ill and the news of her death came as a great shock to all.

Mrs. Bolen was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Holmes, 403 Seventh Ave., and has resided here almost all of her life. She was born in Urbana, Ill, Dec. 11, 1900, and came with her parents to this cit two years later. At the time of her death she had attained the age of 17 years, 9 months and 23 days.

She was united in marriage to David Bolen June 29, 1918, and the many friends of the bereaved husband extend to him their sincere sympathy.

Deceased was very well known in this city, having received her education in our public schools and had a host of friends who loved her. She was ill but a week when death called and relieved her of her suffering. The cause of her death was pneumonia.

The floral offerings were held many and beautiful and showed the high esteem in which she was held by her many friends here, who extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved.

Mrs. Holmes, daughter Ada and son Merle are confined to their beds with pneumonia, but at this writing are getting along as well as can be expected and are out of danger.

Oct. 7, 1943

Deliveries will be restricted

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 12, Two Harbors merchants will restrict deliveries to Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays of each week except when these days fall on a legal holiday, in which case deliveries will be made on the preceding days.

The restriction is not made on the initiative of the merchants, but by order of the Office of Defense Transportation.

The regulation is due to the number of trucks, which are fast disappearing from the streets and highways, and according to advice received by the Merchants' association from ODT 30,000 trucks are going out of service every month.

The restriction is due also to the conservation of tires and gasoline. It was pointed out that ere many weeks it will be practically impossible to obtain parts for the repair of those which are now in condition for service. By Jan. 1, the situation is expected to become more acute.

Two Harbors merchants are relying on the good nature of housewives and an appreciation of the conditions to cooperate to the fullest extent in obtaining the service merchants are glad to give within the scope of the national restrictions.