Jeffers, George & VanSant, Ethel (Married 1913)
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 11/25/2011 at 20:22:12
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Friday, July 4, 1913
GEORGE JEFFERS MARRIED
Former Plymouth County Attorney Wins a Bride
A press dispatch from Baltimore to the Sioux City Journal announces the
marriage of George Jeffers, formerly a lawyer in this city and a county
attorney for several years.
A wedding in which many Iowa and South Dakota people will be interested took
place today in this city. The contracting parties were George Alba Jeffers
and Miss Ethel Van Sant.
Mr. Jeffers is an attorney and prominent Republican politician in the
Rosebud country of South Dakota, his residence being at Dallas. He formerly
lived at LeMars, Iowa, and was county attorney of Plymouth County. During
the last year Mr. Jeffers has had a number of very important cases before
the Indian Bureau and general land office, in the Interior Department at
Washington, and these have required his constant presence in the capital
city. It was while Mr. Jeffers was engaged on business in one of the
departments of government that he fist met Miss Van Sant, who was a member
of a party of young Virginia women on a visit to Washington.
Miss Van Sent lives in Westmoreland county, Virginia, a county which was the
birthplace of three presidents of the United States: Washington, Madison
and Monroe, and of which Lighthorse Harry Lee and his famous son, Robert E.
Lee, were natives. The Van Sant home is at Kinsall.
Today’s ceremony took place at 11 o’clock this morning in a private parlor
of the Caswell Hotel, in the presence of the immediate relatives of the
bride and a few close friends of the groom, who came over from Washington.
A wedding breakfast followed the marriage ceremony. This was served in a
private dining room walled with roses.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffers departed this afternoon for California, where
arrangements have been made for them to take an automobile trip that will
last until autumn. They will be supplied with a camping outfit and expect
to spend the entire time on their wedding trip out of doors.
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