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"The sleighing is
perfect and every night parties of young people
are taking advantage of it."
"Fayette - Major Merrill and wife
celebrated their golden wedding Christmas Day. They were
surrounded by their children and grandchildren who had gathered
for that purpose, and it was a very happy occasion"
"Fayette - Miss Ina Holmes and Henry L.
Adams were married Wednesday evening, Jan. 5. They will be at
home in Waucoma after Jan. 10. Both of these young people are
alumni of U. I. U., class of '97. Mr. Adams is at present in
charge of Waucoma schools. Their many friends wish them bon
"Fayette - A baby daughter has come to
the home of P. H. Schlatter."
"Maynard - Charles Gordon of Fayette and
Edna Hamlin of this place were lately married, we understand"
"Randalia - Last Wednesday being Abbie
Grannis's fifteenth birthday, quite a crowd of her school mates
and friends met at the G. A. R. hall to help her celebrate. The
evening was spent in playing games and all had a pleasant time."
"Clermont - A New Year's gift,
containing many unfolding possibilities, arrived at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Shaffer. We hope for his successful
development until he shall have reached the climax of manhood's
"Smithfield - A wooden wedding at Mel
Burch's last week. Sleighloads of friends came pouring in upon
them until the house was full. All report an enjoyable time."
"Arlington - Mr. Laurence Marsh of
Waterloo and Miss Josephine Little of this city were united in
the holy bonds of wedlock by F. Glime last Wednesday."
"Arlington - Married, at the residence
of the bride's parents in Wadena, Saturday evening, Mr. Tom
Carothers of this city and Miss Kizzie Dye."
"Mr. and Mrs. John Owens are the happy
parents of a little daughter who arrived in town Thursday."
"Married at West Union, Ia., January 5,
1898, by J. J. Berkey, J. P., Sambal O. Jennings of Clayton
county, and Elsie L. Allen of Arlington, Fayette Co."
"Married at the residence of Charles
Pitts in Hawkeye, Saturday evening, Jan. 1st, by Rev. F. H.
Linn, Mr. Charles G. Wright and Miss Ivah DuBois, both of West
"Married, at the residence of the
bride's parents, near Alpha, Dec 25, 1897, by Rev. F. H. Linn,
Mr. Clarence Howe and Miss Minnie Smith. A large number of
relatives and friends were present to witness the ceremony. Many
useful presents were received."
"A Golden Anniversary at Hawkeye - Last
Thursday, Dec. 23rd, about noon the children of R. H. and D. E.
Richmond, including a few old neighbors, assembled at the home
of R. H. Richmond to help them celebrate their fiftieth wedding
anniversary. The aged couple were somewhat surprised. Those of
the neighbors in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Wilber, Mr.
and Mrs. James Burrell, Mr. and Mrs. John Moor, Mr. and Mrs.
Jas. Jones and Dr. and Mrs. Burrows. The relatives were Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Peck, a sister of Mrs. Richmond. The children present
were Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Ostander, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rogers, Mr.
and Mrs. Delos Pitts, Mrs. B. F. Pitts, Mr. C. H. Richmond and
Mr. C. F. Rodgers. Three daughters, Mrs. Frank Peggis of Newark,
N. Y., Mrs. Jas. Bakewell of North Platte, Neb. and Mrs. A. M.
Nichols of Marshall, Minn., were not present."