The items below have been transcribed from American newspaper archives. They consist mostly of obituaries, but also describe everyday events from the lives of Titus families recorded over the past 200 years.
|Daily Kennebec Journal. Nov. 17, 1944. pp. 1 & 5.
|Arthur G. Titus, for many years printing superindendent at the Daily Kennebec Journal, who retired in January, 1941, died early Friday Morning at the Central Maine General Hospital in Lewiston. Born in Rockland, he first went to work more than fifty years ago as a printer's devil on the Rockland Free Press just a few weeks after he graduated from high school. He had been in failing health for many months, and went to ti Lewiston hospital a few days ago from the Merral Rest Home in Gardiner. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carrie Waldren Titus, two sons, Cpl. Lawrence Titus at Camp Bowie, Texas and Charles O. Titus of Scarboro, and a daughter, Mrs. Ernest W. Chard of Portland. Mr. Titus' long and colorful career as a printer led from Rockland to Boston, Providence, Worcester, Waltham and other cities in the metropolital Boston area, following a short turn with the Courier Gazette in Rockland. His work included such papers as the Providence Telegram and Waltham Free Press. After the advent of the Linotype machine, he moved into commercial printing, going with the Old Colony Press and later Loundsbury, Nichols and Worth publishing house in Boston. He also worked with Massachusetts Institute of Technology students in publishing a student paper for many years. In the summer of 1914 he went to work in Bar Harbor for the season, and the first of the following year came to work with the Kennebec Journal to handle the Legislative pringing. During later years he was foreman of both commercial and newspaper printing departments of the Augusta firm. He married Carrie E. Waldron at Rockland 48 years ago. The body will be brought to the Plummer funeral home in Augusta.
|The News-Palladium. Benton Harbor, MI. Dec. 8, 1955. p. 18. (continued from p. 1)
|A. H. Wiggins. Mr. Wiggins married Miss Alice Claire Rush of South Bend on Sept. 13, 1893, in that city. Mrs Wiggins died at their Pipestone street home in November, 1939. Surviving Mr. Wiggins besides his daughter, Zilpha, with whom he resided, are another daughter, Mrs. Edgar (Edna) Titus, of LaGrange, Ill., and a grandson, William Allen Titus, also of LaGrange. Two brothers, Charles and Leon, preceded him in death. The Titus family will arrive here today to help with the funeral arrangements, which will be announced later. Mr. Wiggins' body was taken to the Dean & Dey Brothers mortuary, where friends may call.
|The North Ada MS Evening Transcript. June 26, 1900.
|Mrs. Abigail D. Titus died this morning at her home, 100 Holden street aged 80 years and nine months. She had been feeble for some time, but death was due chiefly to old age. She was the widow of Orlando B. Titus, who died a number of years ago. Mrs. Titus was a native of Worcester, but had lived in this city for many years and was a well known and highly respected woman. The time for the funeral has not been set. It will be held in the morning and the body will be taken to Albany for burial.
|Trenton Evening Titus. March 6, 1915. p. 5.
|PENNINGTON. March 6. - The funeral of Mrs. Abigail W. Titus, who died Thursday in the eighty-first year of her age, was held this afternoon from the residence of her son, William C. Titus of nearby Lawrenceville, and from the local Presbyterian Church. Services were conducted by the Rev. George H. Bucher. Interment was in the Pennington Cemetery under the direction of N. R. Blackwell. The deceased is survived by three sons and one daughter, Elwood, J. Ambrose and William C. Titus of Rosedale, and Mrs. Eugene Van Dyke of near Glen Moore.
|Daily Kennebec Journal - Augusta, Maine - Friday, March 3, 1939. p. 5.
|WINTHROP - Adelbert E. Titus died early Thursday morning at his home in Portland where he had resided for the past six years. Mr. Titus was born in Winthrop, Oct, 4, 1864, the son of Hiram G. and Josephine (Nichols) Titus. He was a member of the Friends Church and of Temple Lodge, F. and A. M. of Winthrop. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Titus of Portland, three sons, Alton Titus of Lowell, Mass., and Clifton and Ralph Titus, both of Portland; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Springer of South Pasadena, Calif., two grandchildren and three nieces. Funeral services will be held at 1.30 P. M. Sunday at Hay and Peabody's funeral home in Portland and the Masonic funeral service will be conducted by Temple Lodge of Winthrop. Burial will be in the family plot in Winthrop.
|Trenton Times, Thursday, May 4, 1905. p. 12.
|The funeral of the Rev. Albert C. Titus was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home, 495 West State street. Services were conducted at the house by the Rev. James Crawford of Philadelphia, who was assisted by the Rev. Dr. Walter A. Brooks. The services were largely attended and the floral tributes were numerous. Interment was made at Ewing cemetery under the direction of Ivins & Taylor. The Rev. Mr. Titus died Monday evening after an illness of several weeks. Death was due to heart trouble. He was 58 years of age and a native of Trenton. He was the father of Walter Titus, Welling Titus. His widow survives. He was a brother of Howard and Welling Titus, Mrs. Frank H. Lalor and Mrs. Louis Scott.
|The Ogden Standard-Examiner. Saturday Evening, August 14, 1948. p. 2.
|Albert Frederick Titus, 63, of 1695 North Point street, San Francisco, traveling accountant for the Southern Pacific railroad, died Friday afternoon in an Ogden hospital following a heart attack. Mr Titus was born Dec. 31, 1879, in Silver City, Nev., a son of Fred and Jennie Green Titus. The body will be sent by Lindquist & Sons mortuary of Ogden to San Francisco, where funeral services and burial will be held.
|Oakland Tribune. Monday, February 27, 1933. p. 7
|Albert S. Titus for the past four years traffick representative of the port of Oakland in San Francisco, died last night at the St. Francis Hospital. Titus had previously been secretary of the California Sugar and White Pine Lumber Association, and in the claims department of the Southern Pacific Company. Titus was a native of Virginia and was 54 years of age. He was a bachelor, and is survived by a brother in Washington, D.C., and a sister in Leesburg, Va. He was a member of the Southern Club of San Francisco and of Bethlehem Lodge No 435, F. & A. M., California Bodies Scottish Rite and Islam Temple of the Mystic Shrine. Funeral services will be conducted by the Masonic bodies in San Francisco at 3 o'clock, Wednesday.
|The Post-Standard. Thursday, September 18, 2003. p. B4.
|Albert W. Robbins, 73, of Plainville Rd., Memphis, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, September 16, 2003. He attended schools in King Ferry and Seneca Falls, graduating from Mynderse Academy in 1947. Mr. Robbins was very active in organizing and participating in his class of "47" reunions. He was employed for thirty years with the NY State Department of Transportation. Mr. Robbins is survived by his wife, Dorothy Beck Robbins, also three sons, Roger of Greenville, NC, Jeffry of Osana AFB Korea and Daniel of Ankeny, IA. He is also survived by two sisters, Ailene Titus (Donald) of Buffalo and Ann Bryant (Richard) of Auburn; a brother, Al Robbins (Elke) of Weedsport, many nieces and nephews.
|The Evening Standard, Uniontown PA, Monday, July 6, 1970. p. 6.
|Funeral services for Mrs. Alberta Ross Titus, 90, of Point Marion, who died July 4, were held this afternoon at the Herod Funeral Home. Her pastor, Rev. Vinson R. Adkins, pastor of the First Christian Church of Point Marion, officiated. Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Park. Mrs. Titus was a member of the First Christian Church and its Ladies Bible Class, a charter member of the Magdalene Rebekah Lodge No. 535 and first noble grand of that lodge, and a charter member of Fayette Chapter No. 389 of the Order of the Eastern Star and past matron of that lodge. A daughter of the late Francis Ross and Eilene Fields Ross, she is survived by several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Bim L. Titus, died July 16, 1949, and a brother, William, in 1930.