News of the Day!

The Red Oak Sun, Red Oak, Iowa, Friday, September 22, 1911


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.



  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...


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 Grant cemetery.


  Montgomery county is soon to receive another lot of Ringneck pheasants from the state game warden for distribution ....


~ submitted by Bill Smith