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The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: February 4 1916

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Miss Lorena Dartt, a graduate from the University of Idaho in the class of 1914, and Leon Seymour, also a graduate of the university, were married at the home of the bride's parents, Dr. and Mrs. W.S. Dartt, in Palouse, Monday afternoon [January 31], the ceremony being performed by the Rev. N. Sherman Hawk, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at that place. Miss Dorothea Wenz of Moscow was bridesmaid, and Robert Gerlough, also of this city, acted as best man. Instead of the usual wedding march, Miss Valborg Kjosness of the university sang, "I Love You Truly." The ring ceremony was used.

The bride wore a gown of blue silk and white georgette crepe, and carried a shower bouquet of bride's roses and lillies of the valley. The bride's maid was gowned in mauve crepe de chine and old rose satin and carried a bouquet of pink carnations and sweet peas. The house decorations were pink and white.

After a two-course luncheon Mr. and Mrs. Seymour left for Ozark, Arkansas, where Mr. Seymour is superintendent of a large farm owned by a Pittsburgh sydicate.

The ceremony was witnessed only by the members of the family and a few close friends of the bride.

Both of the young people are well known in Moscow, and especially in university circles.


Mrs. A. Rockwell, wife of the postmaster at Viola, attempted suicide Tuesday morning [February 1] at her home by shooting, a .38 caliber revolver being used. Mrs. Rockwell is a very fleshy woman, and was unable to reach around with the right arm and place the gun, which had a long barrel, so that it would send the bullet through the body from front to back. It was, in all probability, this fact that saved her life, the bullet penetrating the breast, and coming out under the left arm instead of striking the heart, at which it was undoubtedly aimed. Dr. Carithers of this city was called and dressed the wound, which is not believed to be serious.

Mrs. Rockwell, who is about 25 years of age, was unable to give any reason for her act other than making the statement that she was tired living. It is believed by all who knew her that her mind was temporarily unbalanced. She has a husband and two children, and the family relations, according to the statement of both she and her husband, as well as of other persons, were of the happiest sort, leaving no apparent reason for her despondent frame of mind.


Harvard--The news of the death of Mrs. T.B. Hill, at Princeton, Oregon, on January 6th, came as a shock to her many friends here, where the family was well known. Mr. and Mrs. Hill for several years resided on the school section five miles east of Harvard, leaving here six years ago. They moved to the Harney valley in Oregon where they have since made their home. Mrs. Hill is survived by her husband, two sons and three daughters, besides a host of friends who mourn her taking away, and who extend their sincere sympathies to the sorrowing relatives in their great bereavement.


Marriage licenses were issued by County Auditor Homer E. Estes this week, to Albert B. Olson and Esther N. Johnson, Troy, and William N. Anderson and Marcella Adams, of Potlatch.


A very pleasant social afternoon was spent on Tuesday [February 1] at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Harris on South Lilly Street, it being the 73rd birthday of Mr. Harris. The company numbered 16, mainly members of the Pioneer Class of the Baptist Sunday School. It came as a genuine surprise to Mr. Harris, who for some months has been unable to leave home. The time was spent in singing, visiting and listening to reminiscences of their journeys across the plains, from Missouri, among Indians, in the schooner train, when Mr. Harris was a lad of eleven and his wife still younger. Two original poems written for the occasion were read by those present, the one by Rev. Yager deserving special mention. Mr. and Mrs. Harris are the parents of eleven children, one of whom died in childhood. Refreshments were served, after which heartfelt prayer was offered by the pastor.


Mr. and Mrs. George Buzzell celebrated the twenty-first birthday of their eldest son, Burge [Buzzell], Wednesday evening [February 2]. In honor of the event they gave a dance at Guild hall to the especial friends of their son. In all twenty-one couples spent a delightful evening there. Besides the pleasure of the dancing, a long table was spread upon the stage and the young folks were invited to partake of ice cream and of a large birthday cake which Mrs. Buzzell had prepared for the occasion. The dance was over at midnight, and the young people went to their various homes very happy, and loud in their praises of "Burge's birthday party."


Princeton--C. Lemman was called by telegram to Montana to the bedside of his son, A. Lemman, who was shot, and died before his father arrived.


Mrs. R.J. Hutchinson, a pioneer of Latah county, died at the family home in this city Thursday morning [February 3] after an illness of but a few days. Mrs. Hutchinson was 72 years old and had lived in Latah county for many years. With her first husband, Mr. Buchanan, she located on the Little Potlatch in the early days of the country, and the husband died at that place 31 years ago and was buried in the Little Potlatch cemetery, where the remains of Mrs. Hutchinson will be taken for burial in the family plot. The deceased is survived by her husband and three sons, Amos and Levi Buchanan of the Kennedy Ford district, this county and W.A. Buchanan of Moscow. Mrs. Hutchinson was an estimable lady, held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, at the Christian church, of which the deceased had been a member for many years. The services will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. George Fowler.

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