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The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: June 14 1918

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

The Star-Mirror reported yesterday the wedding of Mr. J.P. Richardson and Miss Mildred Bouton, both of southern California, expressing curiosity as to why the couple had come so far to be married. The bride, who is the youngest sister of Mrs. H.L. Axtell and Mrs. S.J. Jensen of this place, has been visiting in Moscow for three weeks. She was planning to return to Long Beach to be married, but the groom secured a furlough and came here for his bride. They stole a march on their relatives and were married by Probate Judge Nelson immediately on Mr. Richardson's arrival. The groom is an officer in the navy and is in charge of the radio work at the submarine base at San Pedro. The happy couple left Wednesday night for Long Beach, where the groom has furnished apartments waiting for his bride. [See below.]


Arthur Randall, who was arrested last week on a charge of insanity, and Monroe Collins, aged 29, son of a farmer near Moscow, were committed to the asylum at Orofino by Judge Nelson. A guard from the asylum came after them and took them to Orofino today.


Harvard--A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Baird, June 8.


Cora--Mr. Jesse Lovey and Miss Rose McManama were married last Saturday [June 8] at the home of Roy Lovey in Garfield.


J.P. Richardson, of San Pedro, California, and Mildred Bouten, of Long Beach, California, were married by Probate Judge Adrian Nelson in his office in the court house yesterday afternoon. Nothing could be learned as to why the couple had come all the way from California to be married in Moscow, for they refused to give any information. The bridegroom requested that the marriage certificate, when recorded, be sent to him in care of the submarine base at San Pedro, which leads to the belief that he is with the submarine branch of the war department.


A pretty double wedding in which sisters became the brides of two editors of Latah county papers was solemnized at 2:20 Sunday afternoon [June 9] at Ellendale Lodge, the summer home of Mrs. E.E. Calkins, at the foot of Moscow Mountain.

Miss Winfred Calkins became the bride of Ralph B. Knepper, editor of the Kendrick Gazette.

Miss May Calkins became the bride of J. Edward Nessly, editor of The Star-Mirror.

Rev. David Henry Hare, pastor of the Moscow Presbyterian church, performed the ceremony in the presence of the relatives of the brides and a few close friends.

The ceremony was solemnized in a beautiful bower of wild flowers and honeysuckle, trained over the spreading bows of a clump of cedar trees, both couples taking the vows at the same time.

The wedding of May Calkins and J.E. Nessly came as a complete surprise to all but the mother of the bride and one brother and his wife. The guests had been invited to attend the wedidng of Miss Winifred Calkins and Mr Knepper without being told that it was a double wedding.

Immediately following the ceremony a luncheon was served in the grove, after which Mr. and Mrs. Knepper departed for a bridal tour covering the coast cities, going to automobile. They carry a camping outfit and will spend two or three weeks camping along the roads in the scenic spots of Washington and Oregon. When they return they will make their home part of the time at Moscow, where Mrs. Knepper will continue the charge of her office until her term expires next January, and part of the time at Kendrick.

Mr. and Mrs. Nessly have taken the Dr. Asprey cabin on Moscow mountain for the summer and will spend the heated term there.

Mr. Knepper is editor and published of the Kendrick Gazette, one of Latah county's brightest newspapers. Mrs. Knepper is county school superintendent, having been elected in 1916.

Mrs. Nessly has been general delivery clerk in the Moscow postoffice for a number of years. At the request of Postmaster Morgareidge she will continue her position until July 1, while other employes are taking their summer vacation. Mr. Nessly is managing editor of The Daily Star-Mirror, and has been engaged in newspaper work in the Inland Empire for the past 25 years.

The brides are daughters of Mrs. E.E. Calkins, and have made their home with their mother in Moscow for the past 20 years.


Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Thompson are the proud parents of a son, born this morning [Saturday, June 8]. Mr. Thompson, Jr., weighs 8 1-2 pounds.


Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Wade are rejoicing over the birth of a son Saturday night [June 8].


James Calkins and wife, of Elk river, attended wedding of Mr. Calkins' sisters Sunday, and have been visiting relatives and friends in Moscow. Mr. Calkins left for home this morning, but Mrs. Calkins will remain here for several days before returning home.


Mildred Eloise Lillibridge was born at Traer, Iowa, Sept. 15, 1896. She lived in the state of Iowa for seven years when she went with her parents to Missouri, remaining there for six years. In the year 1909 she came to Moscow, where she spent the rest of her life until two years ago, graduating from the local high school and spending two years in the university.

Two years ago she entered the Chicago Evangelistic Institute, and finished a two years' course in that institution, graduating in May. She found it necessary to go immediately to the surgeon's table. The operation was a success, but she was not able to stand the strain, and after a short time went to her home beyond.

She united with the Methodist Episcopal curch at the age of seven and remained a faithful and active member of the same all of her life. It may be conservatively said that Mildred was always one of the most influential in the circle in which she moved.

The funeral was held from the Methodist Episcopal church on Sunday afternoon, June 2, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. O. Perry. Miss D. Willa Caffrey spoke at the close of the sermon on the life and consecration of Mildred.

Miss Mildred's going will leave a great vacancy. The many floral designs and the crowded house testified to the fact that her going touched the whole community.


Mrs. Cornelia Swedlund, widow of Charles Swedlund, deceased, has been appointed executrix of the last will of her deceased husband. The property consists of a five acre tract with buildings near Potlatch.

A decree of distribution has been entered in the estate of Gust A. Rydholm, deceased, in accordance with the terms of the will. The property both personal and real, is distributed to the widow and two minor children.

George G. Pickett has been appointed guardian of the estate of Larence C. Kraus and Marie Vivian Kraus, minors, to whom recently was distributed some valuable real property in the matter of the estate of Christian Kraus, deceased.

Judge Nelson has appointed Ruth W. Broman administrator of the estate of Olaf Rodwick who recently was killed by accident at Deary while working on the Farmers' elevator. No relatives of the deceased was known to reside in this county and Judge Nelson has written a letter to parents in Norway informing them of the tragic death of their son.


A pretty home wedding was solemnized at 1:30 Sunday afternoon [June 9] at "Moss Rock Farm," the home of Mrs. E.G. Potter, when Sylvia Burch and Loyd Lyon were united in marriage by the Rev. Fred Flora, pastor of the Brethern church of Moscow. Only a few friends and relatives were present.

After the ceremony a luncheon was served and the couple departed immediately for Parks, Idaho, to spend a few days with relatives of the bride.

Submitted: 01/10/06

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