September 20, 2002
Oroville Mercury January 3rd, 4th and 9th, 1945
QUITE A REUNION OF OROVILLE MEN IN THE FAR PACIFIC
Lawrence H. Stram, Ph M 3/C of the 5th Marine division, writes from
somewhere in the Pacific. "Seasons Greetings, tomorrow is Christmas
Eve and it's sure a funny Christmas. We don't have many decorations
around, just the little tree my mom used to put on our mantle and
the holly wreath that hung in our front window at home, which she
sent out to me to help bring Christmas closer. The American Red
Cross Ladies put a lot of decorations in all the wards over at the
hospital, a nice fir tree, wreaths, big candies, Santa Claus
and streamers. It sure is pretty. "My mom says we're going to light
our big cedar tree at home on Orange Avenue the day I get back,
be it Christmas or the Fourth of July." Stram also writes that there
are "several of us Orovillites out here and we do get together occasionally.
Roger Van Duzer and Arlin Rhine are nearby, as are Richard Warmack,
Ray Moore and George Lerner. We haven't been able to be on one of
the other islands in the same group we're in so maybe someday we'll
be able to have a reunion." Stram is a corpsman who has been serving
with the Marines for 11 months in January.
NAVYMAN, FAMILY GUESTS AT THERMALITO HOME
Clarence Marlar, radio operator 3/C USN, his wife and daughter Betty,
spent New Year's at the home of Mrs. William Keyes of Thermalito.
Marlar is the son on Mr. and R. C. Marlar of Oroville.
IRENE CANNON BECOMES BRIDE OF CPL. CANNON AT NEVADA CEREMONY
Honeymooning in this city are Cpl. and Mrs. Charles F. Cannon, newlyweds
of the waning year of 1944. The young couple were united at a ceremony
at the Federated Church in Reno, Nev., Dec. 29. The bride is the
former Irene Cannon daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Cannon of Pine
Street, and the groom is Cpl. Cannon, U. S. Army. The Rev. Mr. Rice
officiated at the rites held at 11:30 a. in. Mrs. Cannon chose for
the ceremony a black suit with black accessories. She wore white
gardenias. Mrs. Cannon attended the Bird Street grammar school and
was a graduate of Oroville Union High School with the class of '44.
She is now employed at the McClellan Field in Sacramento. She will
return to the capitol city while the groom reports to Seattle the
latter part of the month to await further orders. Cpl. Cannon has
recently returned from thirty months in the Alaskan service. He
is with the Engineers. Before leaving the states he was with the
53rd Infantry, Company H, stationed in Oroville.
NURSE'S SON IS MISSING
Mrs. Irma Kestello, superintendent of nurses at Good Samaritan Hospital,
received word Sunday that her only son, Ted Ingraham, 33, had been
reported missing in action. Ingraham, a shipfitter, 3/C in the U.
S. Navy, attended Chico schools and following his graduation had
worked as a miner near Oroville.
Stu's notes: As we will learn in future articles in this column,
two of the above mentioned servicemen, Arlin Rhine and Ted Ingraham,
gave their lives for our country and our little town of Oroville.