Dr. Robert M. Figg married Josephine Novotny

Married May 31, 1911, LeMars, Iowa

Contributed by Gaylene Bordeaux


LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
June 2, 1911
Dr. R. M. Figg, of This City, and Miss Josephine Novotny, of Cedar Rapids, Are United in Marriage at Home of Mrs. Freeman

A pretty May wedding took place at the residence of Mrs. A. H. Freeman, 1021 Main street, on Wednesday evening when Miss Josephine Novotny, of Cedar Rapids, and Dr. R. M. Figg were united in marriage. Rev. M. O. Lambly, pastor of the First Congregational Church, was the officiating clergyman. The conventional formalities as far as possible were ignored, but this fact only added to the social pleasure of the event, which came as a complete surprise to the friends who gathered supposedly for a social evening.
The pleasant home was tastefully decorated for the occasion in the wedding colors of pink and white, flowers in these colors being used in artistic profusion with a background of pretty greens.
Promptly at nine o’clock the bridal couple entered the west parlor to the strains of Lohengrin bridal chorus played by Mrs. Freeman. The bride was attended by two little girls, Mildred and Marjorie Freeman, attired in dainty white gowns and Marjorie carried the wedding ring in a pure white peony. The large mantle which occupies the northeast corner of the room in its graceful decorations of syringas and honeysuckle made a most effective setting for the bridal party. The bride was attired in a pretty lingerie gown of white lace and carried a shower bouquet of bridal roses.
Immediately after the ceremony the friends took advantage of the opportunity thus afforded for offering congratulations to Dr. and Mrs. Figg.
After congratulations a buffet luncheon in two courses was served in the dining room. The long table was resplendent with its furnishings and the bride’s cake occupied a conspicuous place. Wide bands of pink satin ribbon crossed the damask cloth and a mound of pink and white peonies made a pretty centerpiece. The color scheme of pink and white was carried out in the refreshments served. The later evening hours were spent informally.

Researcher Notes by Gaylene Bordeaux

This couple was living in Plymouth Co., IA  by 1920 with their daughter Marion, 1 9/12.  They later had a son Robert Jr. who served in WWII. Here is the data that I have: Josephine Novotny b. Apr. 1891, Johnson County, IA (dau. of Joseph R. Novotny & Theresa Veverka) m Robert Miles Figg. At one time she ran a millenary shop maybe in Nashua, IA .  She died in June 1986 in Plymouth Co., IA and is buried in City Cemetery-Plymouth County, Iowa. Robert Miles Figg b 15 Oct 1883, Iowa d 28 Dec 1963, Plymouth Co., IA. and is buried in City Cemetery-Plymouth County, Iowa. They had two children: Marion Josephine b. 1819, IA (prob. Plymouth Co.) m Wayne Fronk Robert Jr. b.? d 1989 m Pauline Kounkel.




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