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Hodgson, George & Miss Blanche Easton, Wedding 1920


Posted By: Linda Ziemann (email)
Date: 11/2/2005 at 21:19:03

Hodgson, George & Miss Blanche Easton, 31 Dec 1919

Source: LeMars Sentinel, Friday, January 2, 1920

George Hodgson of Stanton township, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hodgson, of this city, and Blanche Easton, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Easton, were united in marriage on Wednesday at the home of the bride's parents home near Wessington Springs, S. D. On their return from a wedding trip to Omaha and points south the bride and groom will be at home to their friends on the farm in Stanton township. The bridegroom is a popular and progressive farmer of this county and is popular in a large circle. His bride is a charming young woman, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Easton, former residents of Plymouth county.

Another account:
LeMars Sentinel newspaper
Dated Jan. 16, 1920

Bride Is Popular Young Woman of Wessington Springs

Wessington Springs Republican--At the commodious home of Mr. and Mrs. George Easton in Media township, Jerauld county, S. D. on December 31, 1919, at high noon occurred the marriage of Blanche C. Easton, of Wessington Springs, S. D., and George T. (actually E.) Hodgson, of LeMars, Ia.
They were attended by Robert Hodgson, a brother of the groom, and Esther Easton, a sister of the bride. Promptly to the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Gladys Brodkorb the bridal party took their places under the arch which had been erected in one corner of the room and Dr. E. W. Lanham, pastor of the Congregational church, using the beautiful ring ceremony in the presence of about thirty-five relatives and friends pronounced them man and wife. "O Promise Me," was sung by Miss Hazel Sorenson.
The bride's gown was white georgette crepe trimmed with white satin and beads and she carried a bridal bouquet.
The bridesmaid work pink georgette crepe and carried pink carnations.
The arch was one of the most artistic from which were festooned streamers of the wedding colors and from which were suspended delicate wedding bells, the whole covered with green smilax and made the corner a bower of beauty.
An elaborate four course dinner was served by Miss Jennie Easton, a sister of the bride, assisted by the Misses Ellen and Mabel Easton, of Merrill, Ia., cousins of the bride. Only immediate relatives and intimate friends of the bride and groom were present. The only ones present from a distance were the Misses Ellen and Mabel Easton, of Merrill, Ia., and Miss Ethel Hodgson and Robert Hodgson, of LeMars, Ia.
The bride needs no introduction to Jerauld county residents as she has spent the most of her girlhood years in this vicinity coming here when but 9 years old. She is a graduate of the Wessington Springs high school and for the past two years has been a successful teacher in the county school of her home township. Mr. Hodgson has visited his relatives in Jerauld county a number of times and has made many friends. He was in army service and in France several months returning last spring.
Mr. and Mrs. Hodgson left Thursday for Dawson, Minn. They will visit there and in northern Iowa for about a month after which they will be at home on a farm near LeMars, Ia. Mrs. Hodgson will be greatly missed by Jerauld county friends but she will find many old friends in Iowa besides having the ability to gain new ones at once. The groom is to be congratulated upon his good fortune.


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