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St. John – Hendricks Marriage 1901


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 11/6/2018 at 13:19:28

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Apr. 16, 1901, FP, C6

Wedding Bells.
A very important wedding bringing together two of Riceville’s choice families, occurred at the delightful home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Hendricks, on Wednesday morning, April 10, 1901, the eldest son of Hon. R. R. St. John, was united in marriage to Ruby, the only daughter of Mr. James Hendricks, Rev. N. L. Prckard performed the ceremony.
The wedding was a simple and tasty affair, only the immediate friends being present. The bride made a very attractive appearance dressed in her neat “going away gown” and with a boquet of lilies of the alley and maiden hair fern while the groom in his conventional black was a fitting companion. Mr. A. G. Hawkins, of St. Paul, and Miss Grace R. Mosher, of Riceville, attended and performed their parts well as groomsman and bridesmaid. Mrs. Earl Adams played the march at the coming of the bridal party.
After the ceremony, all partook of a most inviting repast, and the table was decorated with carnations and smilax.
Among the valuable presents was a check of five hundred dollars for the groom and of one hundred fifty for the bride, presented by the father and two gold pieces by Bert and Ethel Hendricks.
Earl St. John has spent much of his years at Osage and Riceville and is well known as a most estimable young man. He acquitted himself with credit at Iowa College and was popular in Grinncll society. For some time he has been holding a railroad position in the Great Western office at St. Paul.
Ruby Ann Hendricks is a young lady of most winsome character, deservedly popular everywhere for natural and acquired gifts, her musical ability has furnished pleasure to many and has been highly appreciated in church circles. She has not used her talents for selfish purposes but for the blessings of others.
Many will be glad to know that although Mr. and Mrs. Earl St. John took the train at once for St. Paul, where they are to remain but a few weeks, they return and make their home at Riceville.-Riceville Recorder.


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