The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1914
Stronghurst Graphic, November 26, 1914
FRANK GETS MARRIED: Perth, Western AustraliaÑMr. Frank Kessler, formerly of Stronghurst and now in the employ of the Automatic Telephone Co. of Australia married Miss Maude Fitzmaurice of Claremont, Australia. Frank's many friends will be pleased to learn that he is not only making good in business in that far off country, but that he has also won a bride and happiness there. Here is the account from local paper,
The Cygnet: "Christ Church, Claremont, was beautifully decorated by the members of the local branch of the Girls' Friendly Society on Thursday evening in honor of the marriage of Miss Olivia Maud Fitzmaurice, daughter of Mr.. and Mrs. J.S. Fitzmaurice, Osborne, to Mr. Frank Kessler, son of the late Mr. Kessler and Mrs. E.A.Kessler of Chicago, America.
Shortly after 7:15 the bride arrived on the arm of her father, looking exceedingly pretty in her rich bridal robe of white crepe-de-chine, which fell in clinging folds from the waist, and caught in front with a silk knot, showing beneath a dainty panel of Paris silk lace. The corsage was designed with the draped effect, veiled in the fine silk lace. The long shaped train was arranged from the waist, over which softly fell the silk embroidered veil , caught up in place beneath a coronet of orange blossoms, in mob style. Her bouquet was composed of beautiful white flowerettes, interlaced with fine maidenhair, and she wore a handsome gold wristlet watch, both gifts from the bridegroom.
The maid of honor was the bride's sister, Miss Vera Fitzmaurice who looked very dainty in her apricot crepe-de-chine and a Medici collar, frilled with silk lace. A French mob cap of white tulle was worn, edged with lace frills and wreathed in small pink rosebuds. A shower bouquet of delicately tinted pink sweet peas was carried which, with a cameo ring and bracelet, were the bridegroom's gift.
Mr. Harry S. James supported the bridegroom in the capacity of best man. At the conclusion of the ceremony, which was fully choral, the service taking place beneath a large wedding bell, the Rev. Canon McClemans, who officiated, addressed a few pleasing remarks to the bride (who is one of Claremont's popular girls) and concluded by thanking her for the excellent work she had always rendered to the parish during her residence amongst them.
The guest were conveyed per motors to the residence of Mr.. and Mrs. Fitzmaurice where they were received by host and hostess. (What follows is a detailed account what the bride's mother wore, what was served at the reception, and what gifts received from whom.) Later in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Kessler left per motor (again a detailed account of what the bride wore). Mr. and Mrs. Kessler will eventually reside in Chicago.
LIVE STOCK INSPECTED: Federal inspectors have been keeping close watch during the past week over some livestock in this vicinity amongst which there has appeared some of the symptoms of the dreaded hoof and mouth disease. As a precautionary measure, the C.H.Davis farm west of town, occupied by Pearl Leinbach has been quarantined. The H.N.Vaughn herd of cattle is also being closely watched but as yet they have made no definite announcement of the existence of the disease in this territory.
NOTICE TO SHIPPERS: Station agent Flatley calls attention to the fact that the new revenue law passed by Congress in October requires that railroad companies issue a bill of lading or receipt for every shipment of freight or express accepted by them and that the shipper furnish and attach to such bill of lading or receipt a one cent revenue stamp and then cancel the same so that it may not be used again. Mr. Flatley says that as the railroad company has not furnished him with stamps, it will be necessary for shippers to bring their stamps with them.
Arrangements have been made whereby these special stamps will be sold through the local post office and shippers should provide themselves with them before hand as the agent is given no option in the matter and must refuse the shipment unless the revenue stamp is forthcoming.
1889 GRAPHIC: Frank Cooksey has just moved into his new house in the west part of town. Ed Hurd was reported as stepping exceeding high over the arrival of a fine boy at this home, and a pair of fine girls had also put in an appearance at the James Shaw home. The new furnace was being installed in the M.E.Church. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Putney were victims of a runaway in which the latter was quite seriously hurt. Miss Hortense Harbinson has begun a term of school at the Media Academy.
OBITUARIES***Mrs. H.J.BOYER*** Mrs. H.J. Boyer of Biggsville passed away Nov.17th at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.R.Foster in the same village. Her illness was only of a few days duration. Mrs. Boyer was 46 years of age and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mazie Peterson of Carman and also two brothers, Harry Foster of Eureka, Ill., and Robert Foster of Biggsville, and one sister, Mrs. Grace Knox who lives northwest of Biggsville. Funeral services were conducted at the Biggsville Presbyterian Church.
***HUGH McMILLAN***Hugh McMillan of Stronghurst died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary McDill in Biggsville Tuesday. The deceased has been failing in health for a long time and about a month ago was taken from his home here to that of his sister's in order that he might receive proper care. Funeral services were conducted at the McDill home and interment made in South Henderson Cemetery.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Mr. Fletcher Marston of Dexter, Ia., is visiting relatives and friends. Mrs. Fannie Woodall left for Milan, Kan., where she will visit her son Allie Woodall and family for the winter months. Wilbur Fordyce who spent the past season in Canada arrived in Stronghurst. He reports a temperature of 28 below zero in the Dominion a few days before he left. When in Carman, feed your team at Bagles livery barn. Mr. and Mrs. Foster Lazear are rejoicing over a fine boy which the stork left them; the new druggist tipped the beam at 9 lbs. Alfred E. Manuel of Roseville is said to have been granted a patent on a collapsible crate for shipping bananas. The idea is to make it less expensive to return the empty crates by reducing the bulk.
FOUND Lap duster and automobile veil. Owner can obtain same by calling at the Graphic office. WANTEDÑHome on a farm by a 17 year old boy who would like a place where he can attend school and work for his board and other necessities.
The Swedish Lutheran bazaar was well patronized with them making something like $140.
MEDIA MEANDERINGS: Mrs. Gertrude Smith and daughter Cleta returned from a three week's visit in Ellisville. Johnnie Hickman is able to be about after his attack of pneumonia. Each church has decided to have its own Xmas tree and entertainment this year as one church is hardly large enough to accommodate the crowd. Notices have been posted by township school trustees advertising the old public school building for sale. Terms of the sale are cash in hand and the ground to be clear of all rubbish within 90 days.
The girls of the Epworth league of the M.E. church Thursday evening are to give a box supper at the church. Everybody is invited to come and bring a box. (A box supper meant that each girl would prepare a supper for two-possibly fried chicken as main entree, put it into a box which she had decorated elaborately, and then hoped some young man would bid money for the privilege of sharing it with her. Thus, an organization would raise money for their project. Boxes went to the highest bidder so sometimes the current heart throb did not sample the delicacies that his sweetheart had prepared.)
GLADSTONE GLEANINGS: Mr. John Fryer of Burlington has moved his family into the place vacated by Mr. Willis Law who has moved into Mr. Harve Warner's house.The many friends of Miss Josephine Graham give their hearty congratulations to her as she has just received the appointment as postmistress of Gladstone. John Markman has been hauling his crop of millet he raised down on the bottoms here and put it in the stone hall.
There were 900 seamless sacks full of grain and is the second crop of the summer. Mr. Elmer Pence is refitting the store building formerly occupied by C.A.Brainard and the town will soon have another store running here by Mr. Statts of Kirkwood.
CARMAN CONCERNS: Mrs. Nemo Smiddy is visiting her parents Willis Dowell and wife. Mrs. A.A.Runge entertained the embroidery club. Miss Francis Pendleton has been visiting her friends, the Misses Dixon and Dowells. Miss Maude Breen was in Stronghurst having dental work done. Great preparations are being made for the Thanksgiving supper and bazaar Thursday evening. Don't get any supper at home but go to the M.W.A. hall and buy it and meet all your good old friends. The proceeds to go toward the church. Ladies will serve beginning at 5 o'clock-some good chicken pot pie like our mothers used to make.