John L. Griffin and Mary Maud Young Are Married.


Couple Away for a Trip to Canada, Where They May Eventually Locate.

Geneseo and Buckingham townships got a little closer to each other Tuesday night when John L. Griffin, of the first named township, became the handsome husband of Miss Mary Maud Young, of Buckingham, at 7 o’clock Tuesday evening. Nearly forty people enjoyed the happy event, all of whom were relatives of one or the other of the young persons. Rev. B.W. Soper did the splicing act and thinks it will stick.

The bride was attired in white embroidered swiss and carried bridal roses. Congratulations followed, after which a three-course supper was served and duly put out of sight. The house was decorated with pink and white carnations, smilax and ferns. The couple departed at 11 p.m. for Minneapolis and Outlook, Canada, for a wedding trip of two weeks, boarding the Rock Island train at Reinbeck to elude any designing friends that might be watching and waiting.

They will be at home for the fall and winter at least on the Griffin homestead in Geneseo. We have an idea they will become so infatuated with Canada that they will move to Outlook in the spring. Mr. Griffin has a section of fine land up there which he is improving. The young man is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Griffin, Geneseo pioneers and among the most highly esteemed citizens of the township. He is something of a hustler on the farm and will do well no matter where he locates. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Young, long time residents and among the first citizens of Buckingham. Congratulations in great numbers and sincerity will be extended to this well known couple.

Transcriber notes: Date of Wedding: August 1, 1911. John Life Griffin: Born 30 April 1883; Died 17 August 1950 Mary Maud Young: Born 12 Jan 1892; Died 12 May 1967

Submitted by: Carol Baumeister (

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