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Elgin Echo
Thursday, 21 Nov 1912
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Leroy Bakeman & Anna Benson Marriage Announcement, 1912
Leroy C. Bakeman & Anna Benson
Friends of the families, here and elsewhere, have received cards bearing this announcement.

"Mr. Elias Benson announces the marriage of his daughter, Anna, to Mr. LeRoy C. Bakeman, on Tuesday November nineteen, one thousand nine hundred and twelve, Elgin, Iowa. At home after January 1, 1913, 484 Colorado Street, Huron, South Dakota."

Thus the story of the marriage of two young people, who grew to young womanhood and manhood in our city is told. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Graham, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at the home of the bride's father,  Elias Benson, in this city, Tuesday November 18, at high noon. The parlors of the home had been beautifully decorated for the occasion and those who witnessed the ceremony were members of the families of the contracting parties, a few near relatives and the young lady friends of the bride, who were members of the I.B.M. Club.

Miss Benson is the eldest daughter of Elias Brown, of the Schori & Benson Lumber Co. She has spent all the years of her girlhood and young womanhood in our midst and for a number of years has shared the duties of her father's household with her sister. She is a young lady of rare social gifts and personal charm and will be especially missed from the local social and church life. She was an active member of the Rebecca Lodge, the L.B.M. club and the L.A.B. Her place as superintendent of the Sunday School of the Methodist church will be hard to fill. In the social life or our city she was a favorite and her pleasing manner and warm heartedness have drawn to her a large circle of friends who will wish her unbounded happiness with the husband of her choice.

The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. N.H. Bakeman, of our city and spent the early years of his manhood here. Then he went to Dakota where he engaged as brakeman on the Chicago, N.W.R.R. and by faithful attention to his duties has worked up until he is now one of the conductors on the Dakota division of that road. His advancement has been merited and steady and he is another of Elgin's young men who have "made good" away from home. He has scores of friends both here and at his Dakota home who will congratulate him on winning for a helpmate such a worthy lady as Miss Benson.

The bride was attired in a gown of silk marquisette over white messaline garnitured with princess lace and pearl trimming while the groom wore a becoming suit of dark cloth.
~ submitted by Reid R. Johnson


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