125 Years Ago
WEDDING: Invitations are out for the wedding of Prof. Gilbert and Miss Florence Davisson, both of Philomath, to take place at the residence of Ralph Davisson in this city, Dec. 27. Miss Davisson was a student at Vassar last year, and Prof. Gilbert is a professor in the U.B. college at Philomath. Both of the contracting parties are well known in this community. (Published Dec. 16, 1892, in the Corvallis Gazette).
BALL: A.R. Lewis will give a grand masquerade ball in Whitney's Hall at Philomath Friday evening, Dec. 30. Good music will be in attendance and good accommodations furnished all those who wish to attend. A general good time is anticipated. Tickets, including supper, $1.50. (Published Dec. 16, 1892, in the Corvallis Gazette).
100 Years Ago
MAIL: Chas Cator has been circulating a petition to have the mail route changed from Philomath to Blodgett to supply the Harlan P.O. This will accommodate a large number of people in the Tum Tum neighborhood, coming in that way thence up Big Elk, past the old Peak P.O. and then to Blodgett. The change was generally approved for almost everyone signed the petition. (Published Dec. 14, 1917, in the Lincoln County Leader, Toledo).
MILITARY: L.E. Hooper and Clarence Gilson went to Portland the 7th of the month to enlist. Hooper joined the aviation corps and Gilson joined the Second engineers. (Published Dec. 15, 1917, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
TENT PEGS: Benton County has a war industry that is doing quite a business unknown to but few residents of the county, a tent peg mill, west of Philomath. The firm is the Beaver Wood Products company, started last summer for the manufacture of lawn swings, furniture specials, etc., but the war presented the opportunity for a side line and a large contract from the government was secured. (Published Dec. 16, 1917, in the Oregon Journal, Portland).
75 Years Ago
STROKE: T.L. Dahlgren, whose home is at Philomath, is said to be showing slight improvement following a paralytic stroke which he suffered a day or two ago while he was in Corvallis on business. He was taken to the Anderson hospital for medical care and is to be detained for a time. (Published Dec. 11, 1942, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
GUARD: The drill routine for the Philomath platoon, Oregon State Guard, now includes strenuous physical exercises and the boys are certainly taking them in stride. These exercises are always popular with military units. (Published Dec. 12, 1942, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
CLUB: The Women's Club met last week with Mrs. Francis Fish. Following the business meeting, the members exchanged Christmas gifts. It was decided to sell the property in Philomath owned by the club. (Published Dec. 14, 1942, in the Eugene Register-Guard).
15 Years Ago
BASKETBALL: The Warriors took control with a 22-5 third quarter as they picked up their first win of the season, 66-49 over Stayton. Joanna Chadd led host Philomath (1-2) with 21 points, nine assists and five steals while Debi Arlyn added 13 points, five assists and four steals. Chelsey Gellatly had 10 points and Sam Post grabbed seven rebounds.