The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: June 2 1916

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

On Monday, May 29, at the home of the officiating clergyman, Rev. Fred A. Flora, pastor of the Church of the Brethren, occurred the marriage of Leora Florence Montgomery, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Montgomery of Moscow, to Mr. Trafford ____ Heston of Waterloo, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Heston will make their home on the T.A. Meeker ranch four miles northwest of town where Mr. Heston will be employed.

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The death of Mrs. Relf Bledsoe, one of the prominent pioneer women of Idaho and the northwest occurred last Saturday afternoon, May 27, in this city. Mrs. Bledsoe was in the 74th year. She came to the Pacific coast with her parents in 1853, crossing the plains, and camping one day on the present site of Boise. The family settled in Benton county, Oregon, where she grew to womanhood and was married in 1858. Mr. and Mrs. Bledsoe came to Idaho soon afterwards and she lived for 55 years in this vicinity.

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A double wedding service was performed by Rev. David H. Hare at the parsonage Thursday [June 1] when Lancelot F. Batty and Gladys Henderson, John W. Long and Ina S. Batty, all of WawaWai, were married. After a short wedding and shopping journey the young people will return to their fruit ranches at WawaWai, where they are prominent in the community. They came to Moscow with their relatives in three automobiles. Miss Henderson, it is understood, was to receive a rich dower in Canada when she married.

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Miss Nell Keane was honor guest at the miscellaneous shower given by Miss Mabel Kennedy Monday evening when 25 young ladies brought beautiful gifts for the bride-to-be. Miss Keane, who is to be married this month, returned recently from Potlatch, where she has been teachiang during the last school year, and this is the first of a series of affairs which are being planned in her honor during the few days that remain before her marriage. Miss Keane's fiance is Roscoe Balch, of the Potlatch Lumber Co., at Potlatch. Among the guests at the shower were Madames Burr, Riley, Frazier and Raymond of Genesee.

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Genesee--William Nixon, jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Nixon, passed quietly away Saturday evening, May 20, at 8 o'clock at the home of his parents three miles southwest of Genesee, death being due to heart trouble brought on by rheumatism, from which he had been a sufferer for almost a year.

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Juliaetta--Word has been received here of the death of Carl Petzrick, an old and respected former resident of this place, death occurring at LaGrande, Oregon, on Monday, May 15, at the age of 72 years.

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Juliaetta--Word reaches here of the marriage of Miss Pearl Chandler and Mr. E.C. Day, which was consummated at Portland last Wednesday. Mrs. Day is a daughter of Mrs. C.C. Combs of this village.

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Potlatch--Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bye, a daughter.

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County Auditor Estes issued the following marriage licenses this week: Edward O. Byers of Troy to Rachel W. Beebe of Viola; and Trafford Ervin Heston of Waterloo, Iowa, and Leora Florence Montgomery of Moscow.

Submitted: 12/01/05

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