The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: April 1 1921

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Cora--Miss Lora Powell and Floyd Martin were married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Calvin Farnham Sunday [March 27] at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. Smith, pastor of the local church, officiating. There being present only the immediate members of both families and Miss Ruth Lemons of Garfield, who with the bride's sister acted as bridesmaid, Ray and Cecil Martin standing up with the groom. The young couple have made no definite plans yet but will remain here for the summer with California in view as a possible future location.

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Cora--A large party of young folks charivaried Roswell Strong and bride Monday night going from there to the Farnham home to pay respects to the newly weds there. Two couples in one night and by the same crowd and then getting home before midnight is going some.

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East Deep Creek--Rev. Smith informed his congregation last Sunday morning that he had performed the marriage ceremony for two very popular young people Saturday evening [March 26], Roswell Strong and Miss Harriet Shattuck. The boys are gathering up all of the cow bells and tin cans today preparing to give them a musical treat this evening. [See below with spelling of "Shadduck."]

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Horace J. Mileham was granted a divorce from Esther Mileham, in the superior court on the grounds of desertion. The couple were married at Farmington, Utah, August 15, 1919 and after a honeymoon of five days the bride went to Berkeley where she entered the University of California. Shortly afterward Mileham came to Moscow and entered the University of Idaho as a vocational training student. He had been gassed and badly wounded with a shell in France. When the bride refused to come to Moscow and join her husband he shot himself through the body, just below the heart, with a 45-calibre revolver, but miraculously escaped death and fully recovered. The story was published in all the western newspapers. Esther, who had enrolled at Berkeley as Esther Diggles, her maiden name, at first denied the marriage but later admitted it when the marriage certificate was published, and she left Berkeley and is now enrolled at the University of Washington. The decree restores her maiden name of Esther Diggles.

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Mrs. Francis Walcher, of Juliaetta, aged 65, has been admitted to the county poor farm upon petition of Juliaetta citizens. The woman is a widow, her husband having died 15 years ago. She is the only woman occupant of the poor farm, and the first woman admitted there in a long time. There are now five inmates, four men and one woman. County Commissioner Elmer Paulsen says conditions are good at the farm and the new superintendent appears to be getting along nicely with the work.

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A son was born March 23 to Mr. and Mrs. Otha Lyons. The young fellow weighed 13 pounds and is said to be the largest baby born in Moscow in many years.

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A marriage license was issued Saturday, by County Auditor Estes to Roswell W. Strong and Harriett Shadduck both of Cora. They will be married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Shadduck, at Cora Saturday evening [March 26]. Mr. Strong is a nephew of Judge J.R. Strong of Moscow. [See also above.]

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The little 12-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Hurley who died Sunday [March 27] was buried Monday afternoon. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Wayne S. Snoddy at the residence on West Sixth street. Mr. and Mrs. Hurley recently arrived here from Montana.

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John Albert Ostrom and Hugo Osplund both of Potlatch have filed their intentions to become citizens of the United States with the clerk of the District Court. They are both natives of Sweden and are both employed by the Potlatch Lumber Co. G.H. Hansen and Erick Berg were their witnesses.

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Mrs. Alfred Branson passed away at her home near Moscow Tuesday [March 29] evening at 9:45 o'clock.

Nellie Sponsler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Sponsler, was born at Colorado Springs, Colorado, 30 years ago March 4. She came to Moscow with her parents when a small girl, was educated in the Moscow schools and taught school for some time in Latah county. Three years ago she was married in Moscow, Idaho, to Alfred Branson, son of Mrs. W.J. Branson, of east Fifth street, Dr. H.O. Perry officiating.

Her father arrived Thursday afternoon from Caldwell, Idaho, where he has lived for some time, the mother not being able to come.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from Grice's undertaking parlors Dr. H.O. Perry will conduct the services.

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Gold Hill--Mrs. Chas. Lemman had a surprise for her husband Monday, to celebrate his 77th birthday. A fine dinner was served which was enjoyed by a number of friends of Mr. and Mrs. Lemman.

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The funeral of Mrs. N.E. Bergland whose death was recorded in Monday's Star-Mirror will be held at the Swedish Luthern church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Her two sons, Oscar and Cary Berglund [sic] of South Dakota are expected to arrive in Moscow Thursday.

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On Easter Sunday, March 27th, the people of the Blaine neighborhood, with well-filled lunch baskets surprised Alfred Narum, at the home of Hans Iverson. Saturday, March 26th, was Mr. Narum's 29th birthday.

He was the recipient of many nice gifts such as flowers, boxes of candy, Victrola records and money. The afternoon was spent with singing and music.

Mr. Narum has been bedfast for nearly four years unable to help himself in anyway.

After lunch was served late in the afternoon the unbidden guests left for their respective homes with sympathy in their hearts for the sick man.

About eighty people were present. They were Mr. and Mrs. Gib Smith and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Gilchrist and son, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Odenberg and family, Miss Clara Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gorman and sons, Clarence Narum, George Narum, Mayers Gormson, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Gormson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Narum, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Lyons and son, Mr. and Mrs. Krant, Mrs. Lars Eid, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Eid and family, Mr. Iverson, Roy Iverson, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Iverson, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Martenson, Miss Bessie Olson, Mrs. L. Sten, Mr. and Mrs O. Paulson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Peterson and daughters, William and Peter Peterson and little son, Carl Selland, Mr. and Mrs. Gib Iverson and son, Rev. Helgison, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Iverson, Miss Ellen Iverson, Miss Eva Christenson and Mrs. Alfred Narum.

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