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Donald Earl Quayle

Donald Earl Quayle died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Hospice Home in the arms of his family. He was 81. Don was born on June 23, 1931, in Ishpeming, Michigan. Shortly thereafter the family moved to the Village of Oxford, Michigan where he spent his formative years....more >>

Douglas Schmedlen

Douglas Eugene Schmedlen, of Bradenton, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on July 17, 2012. He was 67. He was a school teacher in Michigan for a number of years. He is survived by wife, Rose, daughter, Melissa and mother, Rhoda Schmedlen, brother, Dennis and sister, Mary....more >>

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Harriett Magee Mayo

Harriett Magee Mayo of Sun City West, AZ and originally of Oxford, passed away on July 2, 2012. She was 93. Harriett was an extraordinary mother to Edith Barringer, Audrey Vasher, and deceased sons Jack and Chuch Magee....more >>

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Christine Chamberlain

Christine Chamberlain of Oxford passed away on July 20, 2012. She was 67. Beloved wife of Manley; dear Mother of Jacquelyn Chamberlain, Peggy (Jeff) Waite, Scott (Kristi), and Brian (Angela); loving Grandmother of Anna, Austin, and Landon; sister of Terry, Ruth, Louie, John, Deborah, Kathy, and the late Micki....more >>
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Born March 5th
1574: William Oughtred, mathematician and inventor of the slide rule.
1824: Elisha Harris, U.S. physician and founder of the American Public Health Association.
1824: James Merritt Ives, lithographer for Currier and Ives.
1853: Howard Pyle, writer and illustrator (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood).
1870: Frank Norris, novelist (McTeague, The Octopus).
March 5th
in history
1946: In Fulton, Missouri, Winston Churchill tells a crowd that an iron curtain has descended on the Continent [of Europe].
1956: The U.S. Supreme Court affirms the ban on segregation in public schools in Brown vs. Board of Education.
1969: Gustav Heinemann is elected West German President.
1976: Britain gives up on the Ulster talks and decides to retain rule in Northern Ireland indefinitely.
1984: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that cities have the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Christmas display.