Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco
Date: February 18 1916
Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho
Source: University of Idaho Library
The decree of divorce was filed yeserday with the clerk of the district court, in the case of Fredereka Little vs. Charles R. Little. Mrs. Little was granted a divorce, the custody of an adopted daughter and an undivided interest in 540 acres of good farm land in Lewis county, a lot in Winchester, the household goods and a judgment against the defendant for $1000 and costs.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Rollo Morton, February 12th, a fine baby girl.
A marriage license was granted by County Auditor Estes Wednesday to Miss Stella Irvin and Elmer Lewis, both of Oakesdale, Wash.
Miss Anna Cameron, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murdock Cameron, well known pioneers of the Moscow district, and Frank A. King, of Boise, a student of the state university, were married at the Davenport hotel in Spokane Monday evening [February 14]. The couple left Monday noon for Spokane, not having taken their many friends into their confidence, and springing a real surprise on them. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Courtright. The young couple will make their home in Boise.
Word is received here of the death of Mrs. Sarah C. McCracken, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D.O. Ghormley, at Tacoma, recently. Mrs. McCracken was a resident of Moscow for a number of years, making her home with her daughter, while Rev. Ghormley was pastor of the local Presbyterian church. Mrs. McCracken was a concecrated [sic] Christian woman, highly esteemed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Mrs. Bessie Lyle Havens, aged 30 years and nine months, wife of Ira W. Havens, died at the family home 840 E. Eighth street, Monday night [February 14], of tuberculosis, after an illness of many months. The family came to Moscow last July from Iowa, hoping that the health of the young wife and mother might be benefited by the change of climate. The disease was too far progressed, however, to yield to either treatment or climatic change. Besides the husband, Mrs. Havens leaves two small children. The funeral was held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, from the residence, the Rev. Robert Warner of the Methodist Episcopal church conducting the services.
Mrs. W.F. Morgareidge gave a Valentine birthday dinner Monday evening [February 14] in honor of her husband and Mrs. W.H. Conner, it being their birthday anniversary which it has been their good fortune to celebrate together for the last several years. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Conner, Miss Rhoa Conner, Mrs. Campbell and little son Richard, Miss Madson, Miss June Miller and Miss Young. At the third course of the dinner two large birthday cakes were brought in with exact number of candles for each year, and it afforded the company much amusement to see the race between Mrs. Conner and Mr. Morgareidge as to lighting the candles and cutting the cakes. Appropriate games, with hearts, valentines and music filled the evening and a most enjoyable time was had by all.
A surprise party was given last Friday evening [February 11] in honor of the 18th birthday of Miss Ida Semmes. A bobsled conveyed the young folks to and from the home. Games were played and refreshments served, everyone having an enjoyable evening. Those present were the Misses Stella Anderson, Violet Seely, Hazel Draper, Mabel Muse, Burie Stookey, Ruby Dowdy, Edna Matson, Marion Jones, Marie Semmes, Christina Hegsted and Ida Semmes. The boys were Ross Abel, Howard Muse, Spencer Anderson, Rush Quesinberry, Ross Humphreys, John Johnson, Robert Dowdy, Carson Stokey, Mirt Humphreys, Wm. Dowdy, Harold Lenhard, Hans Matson and Herbert Semmes. The following evening a number of the same party went for a coasting party, after which refreshments were served at the F.D. Muse home.
Princeton--Mrs. R. Rasmusen received a telegram from Wisconsin last week telling her of the death of her mother in that state.
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