MARRIED IN MORNING
Russell Stephenson and Miss Lily Peterson
are Married and Go on Honeymoon
to Illinois and Minnesota.
There was an
early morning wedding at the home of Mrs. Carrie Peterson, 1202
Eighth st., Wednesday, Sept, 20, when her daughter, Miss Lillie P.
Peterson, was united in marriage to Mr. Russell Stephenson, of Red
Oak. The ceremony, which
was witnessed by a company of about 40 relatives and intimate
friends, was by Rev. W. B. Thompson, of the M. E. Church, at 6:30
o'clock. A wedding breakfast of three courses followed the ceremony,
and the bride and groom departed the same forenoon for Chicago to
visit relatives, after which they go to Winona, Minn., for a visit
with other relatives. They will be away two weeks. Proceeding the
ceremony Mrs. Clarence Stephenson sang a solo, and she played a
selection during the ceremony. There were many wedding presents.
Among the out-of-town guests in attendance at the wedding were Alex
Peterson, a brother of the bride, and his family, from Kansas City,
Mo., Oral Stephenson, a brother of the groom, and his son, Burey,
from Winona, Minn., Mrs. Mary King a sister of the bride, and little
son, from Garfield, Wash., Miss Irene Larmon, of Omaha and Miss
Flora Carmichael, of Corning. On their return to Red Oak Mr. and
Mrs. Stephenson will make their home with Mrs. Peterson. Mr.
Stephenson is a collector for the Iowa Telephone Co., and Mrs.
Stephenson has been an employee of the Murphy calendar company for
several years. Both are popular in M. E. church and social circles.
Their many friends, including The Sun, extend best wishes.
Remember, today and
tomorrow are the big days of the grand millinery and novelty opening
at Miss Galbraith's French Shop.
Any time next week a $5
clock will only cost you $3.35 and you get double red trading
stamps, at Evans.
MORE SORROW TO BRUCE HOME.
Only two weeks after the death of their little son, Wm.
Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bruce have now been called upon to bear
the additional sorrow of the loss of their other son, Chas. Edwin,
who passed away at the family home last Sunday...
GOOD MAN GONE.
Byron L. Blackburn, Prominent Montgomery
County Man, Died at Home in Grant Saturday, Sept. 15.
Grant, Sept. 20 -- Byron L. Blackburn died at his home in Grant
Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16, following illness of two and a half
months from kidney trouble. He was in his 79th year and since 1870
had been one of the leading men of the county.
Mr. Blackburn was born in Columbia, Loraine county, O., Dec. 31
1832, and when a young man moved to Athens, Mo., where he married
Aug. 20, 1860, to Miss Eliza Kight. Ten Years later they came to
Grant, where Mr. Blackburn engaged for many years in the business of
miller. They lived here continuously since 1870. Four children were
born to Mr. and Mrs. Blackburn, one of them Thomas, being dead. Mrs.
Blackburn and three children, Wm. Blackburn and Mrs. Mary V. Porter,
Grant and Otto Blackburn, of Omaha survive.
Mr. Blackburn was a member of the Baptist church. He was also
prominent in the Masonic lodge, having been the first Mason made in
Centennial lodge, No. 373, A. F. & A. M., and active in the work of
the order since 1876. Seven years he was worshipful master of his
lodge. He was a staunch Democrat, and served several times as
township trustee and as a member of the school board. In his death
the community loses a man whose long residence here has proved to be
absolutely honest. He was a good man in every respect.
Funeral services by Rev. Ray Snodgrass, of the Christian church,
were held here at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, Sept. 18. The singing
was by a quartet composed of Mrs. D. Vetter, Mrs. L. W. Pogue, W. E.
Curry and L. Schuller, Mrs. Geo. T. Cary playing the organ. The
pallbearers, all of them members of the Masonic order, were Geo. A.
Smith, Jas. M. Focht, R. T. Bacon, Geo. W. Lary, Wm. Pelser
and John Hully. Mr. and Mrs. James Westfall, relatives from
Griswold, were here to attend the funeral. Interment was in the
GETTING MORE GAME
Montgomery county is soon to receive another lot of Ringneck
pheasants from the state game warden for distribution ....