The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: February 18 1921

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Born Friday afternoon, February 11 at the Gritman hospital, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mack of Viola.


Lauren Johnson, editor of the Clearwater Republican, published at Orofino, came to Moscow Saturday forenoon to see his new daughter who arrived at Gritman's hospital where Mrs. Johnson has been several weeks. [See below.]


A daughter was born Thursday [February 10] at Gritman's hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Johnson of Orofino. Mr. Johnson is editor of the Clearwater Republican, at Orofino, but for many years was engaged in newspaper work and printing at Palouse where he learned the printer's trade in the office of the Palouse Republic. This is the happy couple's first born. All concerned are reported as getting along nicely.


Mrs. Geo. Carder returned home Monday from Wenatchee, Washington, where she was called by the sickness and death of her sister, Mrs. F.B. Utter, Mrs. Utter, wife of Rev. F.B. Utter, a retired Methodist minister both are well known in the Palouse country. Mrs. Utter is survived by her husband, Rev. F.B. Utter of Wenatchee, two sisters, Mrs. D.W. Driscoll of Medford, Oregon and Mrs. Geo. Carder of Moscow and one brother, Dr. M.A. Nelms of Walla Walla, Wash.


Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Pate of Seattle are rejoicing over the birth of a daughter, born February 11. Mrs. Pate will be remembered as Miss Hazel Buchanan formerly a nurse in the Gritman hospital.


Mrs. G.W. Poe entertained at a pleasant little dinner Tuesday evening [February 15] in honor of Mr. Poe to celebrate his 71st birthday. Mr. Poe has lived in the Palouse country more than 40 years. He is still hale and hearty and on duty rain or shine for the past three years he has driven the Inland express wagon.


A surprise party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Dunn, near Joel, in honor of the birthday of their twin children on Wednesday evening, February 9. Friends, relatives and neighbors to the number of 65 gathered at the Dunn home and had an enjoyable evening with music and games and Mr. Dunn amused the crowd with playing "The Pig in the parlor and he was Irish too?" Mr. and Mrs. extended an invitation to the uninvited guests to surprise them again.


Potlatch--This morning at nine o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nels Frederickson, occurred a simple but beautiful home wedding when their eldest daughter, Miss Jennie [Frederickson], was united in marriage to Mr. J.L. Blair, Reverend W.A. Hitchcock officiating. They were attended by Miss Alice Carr and Mr. George Frederickson, brother of the bride. Mrs. Blair wore white satin and a veil and carried a shower bouquet of pink and white sweet peas and Miss Carr wore lavendar organdie. The ceremony was followed by a bountiful wedding breakfast, after which the young couple left by automobile for Palouse where they boarded the train for a trip to the coast, after which they will be at home to their friends in Potlatch.

The bride has for several years been connected with the Potlatch Mercantile Company where, by her unfailing courtesy and sweet disposition she has made a host of friends who wish them happiness.

Mr. Blair is one of the sterling young men of Potlatch, having come here from Cloquet, Minnesota, about two years ago. Since that time he has had charge of the lath mill of the Potlatch Lumber Company.


Thorn Creek--Mr. and Mrs. Gorden, of Thorn Creek, are the proud parents of a new daughter, who arrived this week.


Joel--Mrs. Elsie Miller died at the family home east of Joel Tuesday evening [February 15]. The cause of her death was Bright's disease followed by a paralytic stroke.


Cora--The young folks all met at the Farnham home Saturday night the occasion being a shower for Miss Lora Powell, whose wedding to Floyd Martin is expected in the near future.


Cora--Neighbors to the number of about twenty met at the home of Mrs. Wilcox Friday [February 11] with well filled baskets to remind her that two more years had passed since they celebrated her birthday in a similar manner. The habit of meeting there was formed when our school house burned down and their house was thrown open to the school and Sunday school.


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