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The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: April 8 1921

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Joel--The funeral of Frank McBride was held at the home of his mother, Mrs. W.A. Struble Thursday [April 7] and was attended by a large number of relatives, friends and neighbors.

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Freeze--The entire community was saddened by the death of Mrs. Jacquetta Barnes Saturday morning [April 2] at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Wolheter. She had never entirely recovered from an attack of influenza in the winter of 1918 and another in the spring of 1920 but it was not realized that death was so near. Mrs. Barnes, who was only twenty years old, spent the greater part of her girlhood in this neighborhood, where she was well liked by everyone. Since her marriage to Earl Barnes two years ago she has made her home elsewhere. A few days ago she came to the home of her parents. She is survived by her husband, year-old daughter, her parents, one brother, and many other more distant relatives, living in this community and at Potlatch and Palouse. Funeral services were held at the Freeze church on Monday.

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Freeze--Word has been received of the marriage of Frank McManama on March 24. He and his bride are living at Waltman, Wyoming.

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Rock Creek Springs--There was a surprise party given at the Yarnell home Saturday night [April 2] in honor of Raymond's [Yarnell] 11th birthday. There were 20 young people present and all report a very enjoyable time.

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Thorn Creek--Turn backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again just for tonight--and backward time did turn Friday night [April 1] when the members of the Clover Leaf Club and their families donned "kid" clothes and had a party. This was at the home of Anton Olson, the occasion being the birthday of Sam Jensen, who with his family had been invited to spend the evening at the Olson home, and was completely surprised to find so many "boys" and "girls" who had assembled to congratulate and celebrate with him. In the course of the evening children's games and stunts were enjoyed from peanut race to rooster fight. Even dolls were not forgotten, as a lively contest was held in which each couple was presented with a clothes pin and tissue paper to see who could dress the doll most cleverly, prizes being captured by Fred and Winifred. At the close of the evening Elizabeth, assisted by Bessie, served delicious refreshments consisting of punch, sandwiches, cake, animal cookies, ice cream cones and "all day suckers." The kiddies bedtime hour had long been past when the gay children departed for their homes.

Those present were: John, Clara, Ernest, Emmo, Charlie, Alma, Harry, Louise, Charles, Demoin, Dora, Sam, Elizabeth, Olive, Eddie, Hannah, John, Art, Leslie, Ida, Bessie, Pete, Fred, Evelyn Delano, Mabel, Ivar, Winifred and Alfred.

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A unique little birthday party was enjoyed by three little Moscowites at the home of Ben E. Bush, Jr. April 1st was his birthday; it was also the birthday of his little friends Margaret and Anne Reed. Ben was 3, Margaret 2, and Anne 1. They all have the whooping couch, so they gave a whooping cough party, inviting in several of their little friends, all of them having the whooping cough. Nevertheless they had a jolly good time. They had a large cake with their combined ages represented by candles. They played and ate and had a general good time interspersed by coughing.

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Word from Little Bear Ridge, states that Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hupp are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl. Mr. and Mrs. Hupp lived in Moscow for some time. Mrs. Hupp will be remembered as Miss Vivian Allen. She is a graduate of the university.

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A marriage license was issued by county auditor Estes Thursday forenoon to Theodore Jannusch and Eva Henman both of Avon.

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Miss Mildred Collins celebrated her birthday Monday evening [April 4] by entertaining several of her friends at a charming birthday supper, which included all the good eats that go with a birthday feast, even the cake and candles. All present had a delightful time and wish Miss Mildred many happy returns of the day.

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L. Harris Minto and Annie J. Graham of Spokane were married Wednesday [April 6] at the Methodist parsonage, Dr. H.O. Perry officiating.

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of Pullman, Washington and Martha Wegner of Southwick, Idaho, were married at 11 o'clock Thursday morning [April 7] at the Methodist parsonage. Dr. H.O. Perry officating. The young people will live in Pullman where the groom is in business.

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Lester E. Thorp, of Garfield, and Miss Iva Mae Smith, of Farmington, Washington, were united in marriage at the home of Mrs. W. Martin, at high noon Wednesday [April 7]. Rev. W.M. Martin, of Palouse, officated. Mr. and Mrs. Thorp will make their home on Mr. Thorp's farm east of Garfield.

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Mrs. E.R. Headley entertained at a charming dinner party Monday, April 4th, at her home on Hays street. The dinner was a delightful affair and was to celebrate the birth of Mrs. C.E. Hyer and Mr. Headley. Their combined age was 105 years, 70 years of those belonged to Mr. Headley. Mrs. Hyer is now the age Mr. Headley was when she was born.

The guests were Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Myer, Walter Wisdom, Ernest Talbot, J.W. Greenwood and the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Headley.

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One of the most beautiful weddings of the Easter season was celebrated in Thorn Creek East Monday at nine o'clock, when Mr. Frank Ebel of Thorn Creek and Miss Margaret Mattes of Baltimore were married by Rev. Dr. John J. Tracy, of Moscow.

The bride was attired in a white silk dress finished with silver lace. In her hair was a wreath of maiden hair fern and white carnations and she carried a large boquet of fresias, carnations and maiden hair ferns. The couple was attended by Miss Mary Ebel, sister of the groom and Mr. Irvin Ebel, a brother.

After the ceremony the bridal party, accompanied by Dr. Tracy and Miss Mabel Eichner, of Kendrick, motored to the home of the groom's parents near Genesee, where a six course dinner was served.

The afternoon was spent in playing games and dancing. Piano selections were given by Miss Eichner and Miss Geiser, accompanied by Marcus Ebel on the cornet. A four course supper was spread at six o'clock.

The couple left the following day for Ferndale ranch, where they will reside and where, on Wednesday evening they were visited by a motor party of 16 of their friends.

The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ebel, of Genesee and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mattes, of Baltimore, Md. She is a niece of Rev. John Mattes, of Thorn creek.

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Miss Eva Henman and Theo. Jannusch, both of Avon, were married Thursday noon [April 7] by the Rev. Wayne S. Snoddy at the Presbyterian manse. The young people will make their home on a ranch near Avon.

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Blowing the entire top and back of his head off with a soft-nosed Savage bullet fired from a 38-calibre Winchester rifle, Chester Baker, aged 24, committed suicide at the home of his cousin, Isham Morgan, a bachelor farmer on Texas Ridge, six miles from Kendrick Sunday evening [April 3]. Coroner Grice and Sheriff Woody were called and made the drive to Kendrick by automobile, despite bad roads, but at Kendrick had to secure a team and drive six miles to the Morgan ranch.

The officers learned that the young man, who was an epileptic, had attended a dance and party at the school house Saturday evening and had had an epileptic fit during the dance. He returned home with his cousin and had three more fits, making four between midnight Saturday and four o'clock Sunday afternoon. The cousin went out to the barn to do the chores in the evening and when he returned found Baker dead, with his brains scattered over the walls and ceiling. He had used a high power rifle, with a soft-nosed bullet, placing the muzzle of the gun against the bridge of his nose, and pulled the trigger.

The young man had written a note to his father, W.A. Baker, proprietor of a second-hand goods store at Lewiston. He wrote:

"Kendrick, Idaho, April 3, 1921--Dear Papa: I will try to write you a few lines to let you know I am alive yet, but think I will leave the world for good, so tell them all good-bye for me. I will leave my money here for you, $12. My clothes are here too, so good bye. Chester Baker."

After viewing the remains and getting a copy of the letter and hearing the story of Isham Morgan the coroner and sheriff decided an inquest is unnecessary as it was clearly a case of suicide, and returned to Moscow, reaching here at 5 o'clock Monday morning. The body will be buried at the Texas Ridge cemetery beside that of the young man's mother who died several years ago. He leaves his father and two brothers living in Canada.

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Miss Luella Jones was given a very delightful shower party at the home of her sister, Mrs. Sam P. Hall on Saturday evening. The shower was a complete surprise to Miss Jones. More than twenty young ladies were present. The house was beautifully decorated in kewpies, and kewpie ice cream and cake were served. Miss Jones received many useful gifts. She leaves Wednesday for San Pedro, California, where she is to become the bride of Everett Stranahan of Lewiston, Idaho.

Submitted: 02/24/09

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