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The Scrapbook Of Lillie Burdett Cook
Joplin, Jasper Co. Missouri Newspaper Clippings From 1897 to 1907
Lillie Burdett Cook was born September 09, 1882 in Wellington, Lorain County,
Ohio. At about the age of six, her family moved to Joplin, Missouri, where
she grew up. Her family became established in Joplin society and by
the time she reached high school she began keeping a scrapbook of newspaper
clippings of events of note among her friends and acquaintances. Although
many of the clippings are not dated, they appear to run from 1897 until the
birth of her second child in 1907, and are a delightful window on Joplin
society at the turn of the century.
Lillie graduated from Joplin high school in 1901. She married Robert Emery Jones on November 25, 1903 in Joplin. Their first child, Robert Emery Jones, Jr. was born there on June 06, 1905. Bob's job with the Kansas City Southern Railroad took them to Carthage, Missouri in late 1905 or early 1906. Sadly, as you will see in the clippings, little Robert died there on October 13, 1906, age 16 months. Their daughter, Sara Frances, was born in Carthage on October 10, 1907, nearly a year to the day after little Robert's death.
In 1908, Bob's job with the railroad took them to Wichita, Kansas, where they lived the remainder of their lives. Their third, and final, child, William Robert, was born in Wichita on July 18, 1914.
Bob established a successful broom corn warehouse in Wichita and they were well off. Not bad for a boy who came west to Missouri from New York on an Orphan Train and never went past the fourth grade. Unfortunately, he lost the business and their home in the economic collapse of the Depression.
Lillie Burdett Cook Jones suffered a series of heart attacks over a nine year period and died of a final heart attack in Wichita on April 08, 1956. She was a sweet, gentle, refined lady, who liked to play cards, did beautiful needlework, loved the nuances of the English language and loved her family. And she liked to laugh.
Poem Found in Lillie Burdett Cook (Jones) effects
Now Dolly, you must listen, to every word I say.
Come, sit up straight and look at me, don't turn your head away,
For know, you have been naughty I can see it, in your face,
Such conduct, from a doll your age, is really a disgrace.
This morning when a Lady, was calling here on me,
You sat and stared, at both of us. as rude, as you could be.
And surely, you remember, I told you yesterday,
To always rise, and step aside, when you were in the way.
But when the Lady, passed you in going to the door,
You stood as still, as if your feet were glued right to the floor.
And then you know at breakfast, you stuck your arms out strait,
And almost spilt your cup of tea, right over in your plate.
Your conduct is so naughty, I sometimes blush with shame,
But as I told you what to do, I know I'm not to blame.
What is it you are saying? You think it better far
If I'd a good example set and just mind my Ma-ma
Why yes of course? but Dolly that is not for YOU to say.
Come, come, we have had enough of this.
I guess we will go and play.
Lily B. Cook
Monday, August 3, 1897
The Misses Girlie WILSON, Maud SNODDY and Nellie HOOD spent yesterday afternoon and partook of a delicious supper.
The biscuits were baked by Mrs. COOK and Mrs. STYLES in an old "Dutch oven," and were perfectly delicious.
After supper the party all went in bathing. The camp is entitled "Camp Klondyke."
August 13, 1897
Miss Sallie HALYARD gave a lawn party Tuesday evening at the home of her parents, Judge and Mrs. Halyard.
She was assisted in receiving by Misses Lillie COOK and Nannie GEDDES.
The lawn and house were beautifully decorated with sunflowers and palms and the young ladies who received also wore the bright yellow flowers.
Cakes and ices were served on the lawn and about twenty-two guests were present.
Mrs. W. D. HALL and daughter, Miss Hall, having enjoyed a two week's visit
with their old-time friends, W. L. COOK and family, leave over the Missouri
Pacific this evening for their home in Wellington, Ohio.
Among the many places visited by the ladies while here, were the Spring River company's plant at Alba, where Mrs. Hall's brother, Mr. P. A. NOBLE, is superintendent; also the Serage smelter at Galena, and last but not least, the lead and zinc smelters in Joplin.
1897 or 1898.
Mrs. WORTHINGTON Entertains
Mrs. G. C. Worthington entertained a few friends last evening at her pleasant home on South Main street.
A delightful evening was spent and at a late hour an enjoyable repast was served consisting of ice cream, cake and punch. Those present were Miss Nan MORRIS and Dr. LYONS of Galena and Mr. and Mrs. BRYAN, Miss COOK, Rob JONES and Robert RAGLAND of Joplin.
1897 or 1898
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur MILLER, chaperoned a jolly crowd to White springs last
Friday (July 4th). Hammocks were stretched and recitations from Ezra KENDALL's
"Spots" and "Good Gravy" were indulged in during the day.
A bounteous spread was prepared by the young ladies, while the boys amused themselves by washing dishes as the last course.
Those who enjoyed the day's outing, were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur MILLER, Rebecca EDWARDS, Nellie RENNICK, Ola RUSK, Lillie COOK, Mr. R. W. COLEMAN of Webb City, Robert JONES, John COWLES and Charley ADE.
1897 or 1898
Picnic and Dance.
Jolly Party of Joplin Young People at Lakeside
A picnic yesterday afternoon and a dance last evening was the program of a jolly crowd of young society people of Joplin who visited Lakeside yesterday. The party went over at 2 o'clock. A delicious supper was served and the evening was given over tot he devotees of Terpsichore.
The following were the Joplin young people present:
Misses Frances GEDDES, Nona FARWELL, Flo LAWDER, Ella BEEZER, Tillie DORFELT, Maude MAY, Rita WOODRING, Essie COLES, Lillie COOK, Lillian GMEINER, and Miss Ruth MYERS of New York.
Messrs. John LANDRETH, George WADLEIGH, Frank SHARP, Percy WENRICH, Max GREGG, Isie WALKER, Bartley GEDDES, Leonard STILES, Victory YOUNG, Ralph PUTMAN, Lionel LATOUR and Oscar COLLINS.
1897 or 1898.
As You Like It Club.
Mrs. Fred BARTLETT entertained the As You Like It Club on Wednesday afternoon. Whist was played, and the prize, a cut glass finger bowl, went to Miss Louise ZELLEKEN.
Luncheon was served.
Mrs. Leigh WEYMANN and Misses Lizzie DWYER and Lillie COOK were guests.
1897 or 1898
Felicity Whist Club
Miss Edna HENLEY entertained the Felicity Whist club at the home of her sister, Mrs. Joel T. LIVINGSTON, on Thursday evening, December 26.
The parlors were beautifully and tastefully decorated with holly and mistletoe. The colors of the evening were green and white, significant of the Christmas season. In honor of the club, clubs were trumps for the evening.
The score card given to each guest was a huge ace of clubs, on which was engraved the monogram "H. A." -- Henley-Shepard, the hostess and host of the evening.
The gentleman's prize, a handsome sterling silver paper knife, was won by Edward TROTT; the ladies' prize, a beautiful baviland (sic) china celery tray, went to Mrs. Charles MARTZ. Miss Lillie COOK was consoled by a china slipper (the foot).
The lunch served consisted of sandwiches cut in the form of clubs, salted peanuts, salads, coffee, bon-bons, etc.
After lunch the merry party tripped the light fantastic until the clock struck 12.
Those present were:
Messrs. and Mesdames T. W. OSTERLOB, Joe DOWNING, Ed TROTT, Charles MARTZ, Misses Lillie COOK, Imo PRICE, Iva FREE, Lizzie STILES, Edna HENLEY, Messrs. Robert JONES, Jack CAMPBELL, H. TUCKER, Charles BURCH, E. L. SEYBERT, and Mr. and Mrs. J. T. LIVINGSTON.
1897 or 1898.
Miss Ella BEEZER entertained the Oriental club on Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. FELIX on Joplin street.
The lawn was illuminated by lanterns which were in every conceivable corner. Hammocks and chairs were dispersed through the different yards.
Nellie FARWELL presided at the punch bowl during the evening. Refreshments of ice cream and cake were served at a late hour.
The invited guests were Sallie HALYARD, Flo LAWDER, the Misses GEDDES, Nona FARWELL, Lillian GMEINER, Lillie COOK, Mattie SHERMAN, Rita WOODRING, Edna HENDRICKS, Maude MAY, Essie COLES, Blanche REYNOLDS and Bertha YOUNG. Messrs. Frank SHARPE, John LANDRETH, Lionel LATOUR, Jay ALDRICH, Percy WENRICH, Max GREGG, George WADLEIGH, Max BISHOP, Bart GEDDES, Frank WALKER, Dr. SAVAGE.
The guests of honor were Miss Ruth MYERS, of Carthage, and Miss MORRIS and Mr. DOUGHERTY, of Kansas City.
1897 or 1898.
Rehearsals for the great pantomime of Ben-Hur are going steadily forward, and its production at the Club in December will equal any production at any city in the country where it has been given. A feature of the performance will be the "drill of the Naids" by 20 well-known society young ladies, who are being thoroughly drilled in the beautiful and intricate movements. The fountains of Castalia and the welcome of Ben-Hur by Sheik Iderim are shown in superb tableaux. A feature of the welcome is the Arabian girl's frolic, a dance by some of Joplin's most graceful flowers of Terpischore (sic).
Mrs. H. H. TAYLOR gave a reception from two till five on Friday afternoon, for her Sunday school class, at Presbyterian church, some of the young ladies in which have been her pupils for over eight years.
The afternoon was spent socially, light refreshments being served throughout the time. It was a very pleasant affair and much enjoyed by those present.
They were Mrs. Pearl HUTCHASON and children, Robert and Reese, and Mrs. Anna BREER and Misses Edna KEE, Sallie HALYARD, Edith CLAY, Gertrude COULTER, Nell HENLEY, Edna HENLEY, Lilly COOK, Essie COLES, Lillian GMEINER, Tillie DORFELDT, Pearl MORGAN, Blanche REYNOLDS, Kate DUNIGAN, Mamie BRIGHWELL, Lydia DUNWOODY, Gula HENLEY and Valla MAUPIN.
March 12, 1898
Mardi Gras Party
The friends of Misses May GLOVER and Lizzie STILES were very pleasantly entertained at the home of the former last Saturday evening. It was a "Mardi Gras Party" and was a complete success.
A bountiful supper was served at 10:30 and dancing, music and games were indulged in.
Miss Blanche REYNOLDS was awarded first prize and Lillie COOK second.
The maskers were as follows:
Matie SHERMAN -- French Pheasant (sic). Lillian GMEINER -- Gypsie maiden. Edna HENDRICHS -- Ambolina Snow. Iva FREE -- Actress. Lillie COOK -- Summer Society Girl. May GLOVER -- Mamma's Pet. Lizzie STILES -- Red Riding Hood. Blanche REYNOLDS -- 20th Century Wheelwoman.
Others present but not masked were: Misses Nell BENDER, Nell CAMPBELL and Leola STROPE, of Columbus, Kans., Sallie HALYARD, Genevieve PLESSNER, Katie DUNAGAN, Geneva CARTER and Maria ESTRADA.
Saturday, March 26, 1898
A SWELL AFFAIR
--Was the Entertainment Given Her Friends by Miss Blanche REYNOLDS.--
Miss Blanche Reynolds entertained quite a number of her friends last evening at her home on Pearl street. It was quite a swell affair and the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all fortunate enough to be present.
A local orchestra was in attendance and the evening was spent with cards and dancing. Punch was served by Miss Flossie BLOCK, the dearest of little maids, and everything was arranged in a way to make the evening pass without a feature to mar the pleasure of the guests.
Miss Blanche Reynolds was assisted in receiving by her sister, Miss Gertrude Reynolds, and Misses Frankie PECK and Stella CHENOWETH, of Neosho, who are Miss Reynolds' guests for a few days.
At 11 o'clock the guests were invited to adjourn to the dining room, where an elegant repast awaited them, consisting of salads, cold meats and their accompanying delicacies, followed by ices and jellies.
After luncheon the guests returned to the parlors where the remaining hours were spent with music and conversation. Among those who participated in the delightful affair were:
Misses Stella CHENOWETH and Frankie PECK of Neosho, Misses Marie ESTRADA, Flora LAWDER, Edna HENRICHS, May GLOVER, Lillie COOK, Sallie HALYARD, Agnes STEINKIRKER, Ora BUGBEE, Maude MAY, Claire MCCRUM, Nannie GEDDES, Lillian GMEINER; Messrs. Jas. A. GREGORY, Grant CLEAR, Percy WENRICH, Frank FILLMORE, Delmer WISE, Harry WILLIAMS, Ray WENRICH, Bartley GEDDES, Victor YOUNG, Joseph LEDERWOOD, Joel T. LIVINGSTON, Chase HALL.
May 31, 1898
Mrs. H. H. TAYLOR's Sunday School class held a gathering Monday evening in
honor of their teacher, who expects to leave in a few days for New York to
spend the summer, at the home of Miss Florine ALLEN.
The members of the class are Misses Sallie HALYARD, Lillie COOK, Bertha YOUNG, Nannie GEDDIS, Tillie DOENFELT, Pearl REESE, Nellie HENLEY, Blanche REYNOLDS, Cora RAY, Edyth CLAY, Gertrude COULTER, Elssie COLES, Vallie MAUPIN, Nora HENLEY, Myrtle HERRON, Katie DUNAGAN, Edna HENLEY, Lillian GMEINER.
Company G Departs
--They Left Last Evening for St. Louis -- Given a Grand Ovation.--
The brave lads of Company G, after long and warily waiting for orders, left last evening over the Pacific for St. Louis. The city turned out in a way which showed true patriotism and gave the boys a royal send-off.
The crowd commenced to gather at the court house about 5 o'clock and kept swelling so that at 6 o'clock Seventh street was densely crowded from Virginia to Main, while others lingered along Main to the south, anxious to see the march to the train.
The company lined up in front of the court house with the G. A. R., and those who were unable to go to the train bade them farewell and Godspeed. At 6:30 most of the whistles began to blow and church bells to ring, and the march to the train began. The drum corps led the procession and were followed by the old soldiers, both the blue and the gray, who carried flags and a banner bearing this inscription: "Company G Remembers the Maine." Next came the company, who were cheered to the echo.
It seemed that everybody, big, little, old and young, followed, jamming their way forward regardless of the mud.
The whistles kept blowing, the cannon at Tenth street was booming and enthusiasm was supreme.
At Tenth street the G. A. R. formed in two lines and Company G went through with uncovered heads. At the depot there was a jam as has never before been seen in Joplin, and the scene was a most pathetic one. Those who had laughed at the company now began to realize that their departure was no more a theory but a real fact, began to take a serious view of things, and some of those who had a son, brother or sweetheart in the company could not refrain from dropping a tear, while others broke down and wept.
The jolliest and coolest of all, with a few exceptions, were those who were taking their departure and hoping to go to the front. The crowd could not help but admire the pluck in the boys who seemed to be so eager to go.
A large number of the boys were 15 to 18 years of age, among the latter, and the youngest in the company, was Ben EBLING, son of Mr. EBLING, of the Midland barber shop. Ben is strong physically and is one of the buglers, although he hopes he will soon get to carry a gun.
The train departed at 7:05 and as it slowly left the depot there was scarcely a dry eye among the female portion of the crowd. Every window contained the head of a boy in blue, who waved their hats until they were fairly on their way. The cannon was kept booming until the train was out of sight.
While the opinion of the majority were that Uncle Sam would not need the services of the volunteers, no one doubted that Company G would do their share of the fighting and that they were as brave a company as ever donned the blue.
Saturday, March 18, 1899
Fred ALLEN, Jr., aged 16 years, 2 months and 23 days, died yesterday afternoon at 5:10 o'clock of spinal meningitis, being sick only two or three days.
The funeral will be held at the Presbyterian church this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Deceased was a very bright young man, being in the junior year at the high school. He leaves a host of young friends who deeply mourn his untimely death.
February 3, 1899
Joseph LEDGERWOOD, aged 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ledgerwood, died at 9 o'clock last night of la grippe, at the home of the family, 905 Pennsylvania avenue, after an illness extending over one week.
Joe was well known, having clerked for some time at Chinn's cigar stand at the Joplin hotel. He was a good boy and had many friends.
February 3, 1899
The funeral of Joseph LEDGERWOOD will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Presbyterian church, services to be conducted by Rev. J. B. Welty. Interment will be at Fairview cemetery.
February 4, 1899
The funeral of Joseph LEDGERWOOD took place yesterday afternoon from the Presbyterian church, many high school associates attending. The floral decoration contributed were numerous, the casket being covered. The pall bearers were Rox COWLEY, Judd KAY, John REYNOLDS, Jim and Guy DODSON, Leonard STILES, all of whom were intimate friends of deceased.
Interment was at Fairview cemetery.
Between 1899 and 1902
Mr. Joe WALKER and Miss Alma C. NELSON were united in marriage at the home of the bride's mother, 515 Kentucky avenue, on Sunday, January 4, at 2 p. m., by W. F. TURNER, pastor of the First Christian church.
Only members of the family were present.
Mr. Walker has lived in Joplin for two years past and is proprietor of the Keystone laundry. The bride has lived here most all of her life and is a graduate of the Joplin High school.
They are receiving the congratulations of their many friends.
Between 1899 & 1902
Miss Jessie BOARD entertained a number of friends Wednesday evening in honor
of Miss Grace ASHFORD of York, Neb.
Games and music were the order of the evening after which the guests repaired to the dining room where an elegant luncheon was served. The table was decorated with pink and white carnations while from the chandelier smilax and pink ribbon was festooned to the corners.
It was a most enjoyable affair and the following were present:
Mr. and Mrs. Robert RAGLAND, Misses Grace ASHFORD, Lillie BAKER, Minnie MORRIS, Jessie WOODARD, all of this city; Miss Myrtle HINKSON and Miss Lillie COOK of Joplin and Messrs. Robert, Len STILES, Earle RANSOME, Clark CALVIN, John DELISSAY and Walter GUINN of Joplin, Fred MCDEARMOND of Carterville and Messrs. Jesse SMITH, George MCDONALD, Joe WILLIS and R. B. STANTON of this city.
Between 1899 and 1902.
Melrose Club Hop
The members of the Melrose club gave the first indoor hop of the season at Germainia hall Wednesday evening. All the members were present and the occasion was rendered most enjoyable.
Those present were Misses COOPER, of Baxter Springs, May EAGLES, Effie HINKSON, Blanche SINCLAIR, Casebeer, Crystal WILLETT, Nan MORRIS, Lillie COOK, Myrtle HINKSON, Lula ZELLEKEN, Nell RENICK, Addie LAWDER, Genevieve SULLIVAN, Rita WOODRING, Jessie BOARD, Galena, Edith CLAY, Thornton, Fannie CLAY, Fay COUSINS, Lizzie SWINSBERGER, Alice GAULT, Otis FRANKLIN, Archie FREEMAN, Roy FALLIS, Casebeer, Art EBLING, Rob RAGLAND, Robert JONES, Fred ANDERSON, John HINKSON, Ed BOQUA, John COWLES, Will REEVES, Will CHICK, Earl SHIREY, Will KIRKPATRICK, Fred KLEINKAUFF, Sam THORNTON, Martin PATTERSON, Cliff FERGUSON, Ben PORTER, John KINMOUNTH, Frank WADLEIGH, Clark CALVIN, Miles JAMES.
Between 1899 and 1902.
As You Like It Club Entertained
A delightful Valentine affair was that on Thursday evening when the As You Like It club was entertained at the home of Miss Mabel Stelzner.
Whist was played and the prize, a cut glass decanter and a monk statue, were won by Miss Mabel WOODS and Mr. KAVANAGH. The consolation prize went to Mrs. Will HAGLIN and Mr. Charles BURCH.
Luncheon in courses was served, the ices being white slabs with red hearts in the center and other pretty valentine conceits were in evidence. Decorations of carnations and smilax were also added.
Those present were: Messrs. and Mesdames Charles MARTZ, Harry WILLIAM, Fred BARTLETT, Ed TROTT, Joe DOWNING, Theo. OSTERLOH, Martin ECKHART and Will HAGLIN; Misses STELZNER, Maie and Imo PRICE, Pearl TAYLOR, Lizzie STILES, Mabel WOODS, Nora HENLEY, Pauline OSTERLOH, Vera CALLISON, Lizzie DWYER, Lillie COOK, Nell SULLIVAN, Daisy CAMPBELL and Elsie JOHNSON and Messrs. Fred STELZNER, Bert STILES, Henry LAWRENCE, Ed BOQUA, Williams, Charley BURCH, Harry CLARK, Joe LIVINGSTON, Lee SHEPHERD, Will KIRKPATRICK, Tucker, KAVANAGH, Walser YALE, Charley JOHNSON, Arthur COX, Fred SCHERUBLE, Noble, J. M. MYALL, Hampton O'DELL and J. B. BALL.
Between 1899 and 1902
Fred DUFFELMEYER, Jr., will leave sometime next week for Chicago, where he will be married on January 14th to Miss Mayme GRASS, a popular Galena girl, who is now visiting in Chicago.
Mr. Duffelmeyer is highly esteemed and well known here, having lived in Joplin all his life. He at present holds an important position with the Illinois Zinc company.
The bride is a pretty brunette, popular in Galena society and a sister of Mrs. George IMMEL, of Galena.
After spending a few days in Chicago and Kansas City, they will return to make their home in Joplin, where they will be welcomed by a large circle of friends.
September 27, 1900
Marriage of Mr. MARTZ and Miss Luna YALE
--The Event Occurred Last Evening at the Home of the Bride's Parents.--
--Many Friends Present -- The House Handsomely Decorated -- A Pretty Scene.--
There was a beautiful wedding last evening at the home of Mr. F. L. Yale, at 622 Moffet avenue.
Mr. C. M. S. Martz was united in marriage to Miss Luna Ora Yale.
One hundred and fifty guests were present and the beautiful home was filled with light and music and congratulations. The music was short but very sweet and exquisite; the failure of the gas darkened the home at first but it was soon made more beautiful bye the soft lamplight and the numerous friends of the high contracting parties gave many and warm congratulations.
The marriage took place at 8 o'clock. Precisely at that hour the wedding procession descended the stairway. Just before it there floated softly over the assemblage the soft strains of "Promise Me." Then came the procession. First were the two little ribbon girls, Ruth WALKER and Rhea WALKER; then the best man and bridesmaid, A. E. BOQUA, Jr., and Miss Mabel STELZNER; then the flower girl, Lois WALKER, and lastly the bride and groom.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry WILLIAMS met the two little Misses WALKER and gave them ribbons with which was formed a ribboned aisle through which and the guests lined up to see the bridal party come down passed the procession.
Miss Nellie HENLEY played Mendelsohn's wedding march the while.
Through the front parlor and under a flowered arch between the two parlors came the bride and groom and stood while there were united in marriage by Rev. Milford RIGGS of the First Baptist Church. At the end of the ceremony the party marched on to supper and the soloist sang as a close the beautiful "Sweetest Story Ever Told." The house was decorated all over with ferns and cut flowers, palms were embanked in the hallways and smilax entwined itself on the stairways and over the heads of the guests.
Among the guests from afar were the parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. MARTZ of Carthage and the brother of the groom, Mr. Harry MARTZ of Springfield.
The presents were numerous, costly and tasteful and a whole room was given over to them, to which the guests came to admire.
The bride wore a beautiful train gown of polka dot Swiss, pearl buttons, trimmings satin and satin ribbons, skirt trimmed diamond points, tucked organdie and lace.
Among the guests from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Harry WILLIAMS of Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. B. E. REED, Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. I. C. REED, Irwin, Mo.; Mr. E. A. REED, Irwin, Mo.; Miss Edith BOSS, Carthage; Mrs. Rosina CROCKER, Mrs. Clem HUBBARD, Carthage; Miss Anna MONK, Carthage; Mr. and Mrs. MYROTH, Saint Louis; Miss Laura LORD, Memphis; Miss Pearl TAYLOR, Colorado Springs; Miss Myrtle CORDFORD, Carthage.
The bride and groom left last night for Sedalia, St. Louis and Kansas City. They will be gone on their wedding trip about a month.
June 20, 1900
The blank lines at the end of this article are where the bottom, right corner of the clipping has been accidentally torn off.
Ceremony Was Performed at 8 O'Clock Last Night by Rev. J. B. Welty.
Society Event of the First Importance
Details of a Brilliant and Elaborate Function.
A brilliant and beautiful home wedding occurred at the home of J. F. DUNWOODY, at 714 Byers avenue, last night.
The ceremony marked the union of Miss Anna Dunwoody to Louis G. Breer.
The beautiful marriage ritual of the Presbyterian church was pronounced by Rev. J. B. WELTY, the impressive ring service being used. The ceremony took place promptly at 8 o'clock, the bride and groom entering the apartment amid the beautiful strains of the Lohengrin wedding march, executed upon the piano by Mrs. B. C. AVERY, of Lamar, and taking their station at the south end of the room amid a perfect bower of smilax, palms and potted plants. Miss Lydia BRAND, of Lamar, gracefully acted as bridesmaid, while Miss Lydia Dunwoody, the sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Harry PACKER, of this city, performed the duties of groomsman. Mr. Jay Dunwoody was master of ceremonies, and under his careful guidance the affair moved off with perfect smoothness, being ably assisted by Mrs. LAYCOX.
After the ceremony an elegant luncheon was served, Briles, of Carthage, being the caterer.
A reception was then held by the newly wedded couple. About 80 guests were invited to the wedding. Among them were Rev. and Mrs. BOVING, of Webb City; Mrs. GUNN and Mrs. B. C. AVERY, of Lamar, and Mr. and Mrs. BAKER and Mr. ARCHER, eastern friends of the groom.
The newly wedded couple left at 4:14 this morning for Eureka Springs, where they will spend a few weeks. When they return they will make their residence in Joplin during the summer, leaving for their permanenet home in the east in the fall. The bride is the daughter of Mr. J. F. Dunwoody, the well known proprietor of the Brand-Dunwoody Milling company, of this city. She is a popular, charming and accomplished young lady. The groom is a ___________ investor and promoter of no________ is a man of means and social ___________.
September 27, 1900
Quiet Home Wedding
--Edward A. SWARTZ and Miss Nona FARWELL United in Marriage.--
Edward A. Swartz and Miss Nona Robinson Farwell were united in marriage yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride, 711 Wall street. The wedding was very quiet, only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties being present. Rev. J. B. WELTY, of the First Presbyterian church, performed the ceremony.
The young couple left at 7 o'clock on the Missouri Pacific for Chicago, where they will be entertained by a sister of Mrs. FARWELL, Mrs. W. J. LAWRENCE, who was formerly Mrs. Theodore D. WANNFRIED, of this city.
The bride is the beautiful and accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy G. Farwell. She has been prominent and popular in the younger society circles.
The groom is a member of the Swartz Grocery company and is recognized as one of the substantial young business men of the city. He has lived all his life in Joplin except when he was carrying a musket in the regular army service of Uncle Sam. During his three years as a soldier Mr. Swartz saw a great deal of active service, participating in the many skirmishes around Manila during the early days of American occupancy of the islands.
Mr. and Mrs. Swartz will return to Joplin after a two weeks' trip, when they will be at home to their many friends.
High School Exercises
--At the Club Theatre Tomorrow Night Will Be a Unique and Interesting Spectacle.--
--Final Week in Schools--
--The Close of the Term and Some of Its Events -- Teachers Going Away for the Summer.--
The commencement exercises of the class of 1901, which takes place at the Club theatre tomorrow night, will form a beautiful spectacle.
The class has been noted all term for doing things just a little bit differently from previous classes, and in their commencement exercises they have followed the same code, so tomorrow night, instead of the curtain rising and disclosing the graduates seated, it will rise on the decorated state, bare of occupants.
Misses Lena MURRAY and Georgie SPIKER will play a march to which the graduating class, preceded by the superintendent and principal, will enter from the back of the theatre, and two and two will march down the two center aisles and up through the stalls to the stage, meeting in the center to be seated in a semi-circle, all the graduates being on one row.
This is in accordance with college customs and is a beautiful one. The program is as follows:
Sacred Chorus -- I Waited for the Lord (Mendelssohn) -- Joplin Choral Club.
Invocation -- Rev. W. C. HILL.
Quartette -- The Estudiantina -- Mesdames SCHNUR, Miller, Gwinn and Keenan.
Salutatory -- Opal STOUFER.
Essay -- The Woman in Business -- Florence Augusta KING.
Essay -- The Class of Naughty-one ('01) Carrie SUTTON.
Oration -- Paul KURGER -- Clark NICHOLS.
Piano Solo -- Serenade (Muniger) -- Lillie B. COOK.
Essay -- Weighed in the Balance -- Margaret May MURPHY.
Oration -- Humor in Literature -- Herbert STANTON.
Essay and Valedictory -- Evolution of the American School Girl -- Agnes Louise EVANS.
Presentation of Diplomas -- President of School Board. Chorus -- Song of the Vikings -- Joplin Choral Club.
The class is composed of the following young women and men:
Misses Sallie HALYARD, Lillie COOK, Florence KING, Margaret MURPHY, Edith DAGLEY, Phoebe JOHN, Alma NELSON, Carrie SUTTON, Agnes EVANS, Edith ALLEN, Margaret BELL, Esther BOUCHER, Maud FONES, Hazel REESE, Lola SEANOR, Opal STOUFER, Cappie William and Eva WONDEL and Messrs. Clark NICHOLS, Charley MALSBURY, Conrad BRADLEY, Victor SHORT, Herbert STANTON, Henry HOWE and Ralph HOLLINGSHEAD.
June 5, 1901
Were Wedded Last Night
Joel T. LIVINGSTON and Miss Lenora HENLEY Married.
Groom Was Formerly City Attorney and Still a Prominent Member of Joplin's Legal Fraternity.
Miss Lenora Henley and Mr. Joel T. Livingston were married last night at half-past eight o'clock at the home of the bride's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. SHEPHERD, corner of Fourth and Moffet avenue. Rev. J. B. WELTY performed the ceremony in the presence of the immediate relatives of the two families only.
It was a simple but beautiful and solemn occasion. The house was decorated with potted plants and in the parlor a floral bower of roses and bridal wreath was erected. Miss Nelle Henley played the wedding march and the bridal party advanced to the bower. Miss Edna Henley and Mr. Lee Shepherd, the attendants preceded the bride and groom, who came together.
Miss Henley, the bride was attired in an effective gown of white applique. The groom wore a black Prince Albert and light trousers, the conventional dress for a home wedding. Miss Edna Henley wore a pale blue muslin de soie, also ornamented with white applique.
After the solemn service pronouncing them man and wife, congratulations were extended and refreshments served. Mr. and Mrs. LIVINGSTON left for Lawrence and Newton, Kansas, their childhood homes, to visit relatives, after which they will be at home to friends at 801 Moffet avenue.
Miss Edna HASELTINE and Mr. Sherwin HASELTINE, nephew and niece of Mr. Livingston, from Springfield, and Mrs. W. E. LANGHAN, aunt of the bride, from Nevada, were present at the wedding.
The bride is a well known and popular girl of attractive appearance, a petite blonde, with a decided literary turn and many accomplishments. Mr. Livingston has been known so long and favorably in Joplin that it seems superfluous to comment about him. That he has the trust and esteem of all for his honor and business capability has been attested to both publicly and privately. He is what you might call a Joplin reared boy and the city gave him one of its most responsible trusts, that of city attorney, and since his retirement he has still taken a prominent share of Joplin's legal business.
Mr. and Mrs. Livingston's attachment first sprang up at a Masonic banquet sometime ago and later it was increased through association in work in the First Presbyterian church.
June 18, 1902.
Death of a Young Girl
Miss Stiles Very Ill.
Yesterday afternoon many Joplin people were shocked by the sad news that Miss Lizzie STILES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Stiles of North Joplin street, was very ill of appendicitis and not expected to live. Miss Stiles was well and on the street less than a week ago and her many friends could scarcely credit the report. Last evening about 6 o'clock there was a slight change for the better in Miss Stiles' condition and the doctors announced that there was a fighting chance for her life, and that if she lived through the night she might recover.
Death of a Young Girl.
--Lizzie STILES Passes Away After Two Weeks of Suffering.--
Miss Lizzie E. Stiles, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Stiles, who has been lingering between life and death since last Friday, breathed her last at 7 o'clock last evening at the family residence, northwest corner of A and Joplin streets.
Miss Stiles had been ill just two weeks to the hour, having been stricken Wednesday evening, June 4, at 7 o'clock. Dr. MCMICHAEL was called and pronounced her disease appendicitis.
From the first she suffered excruciating pain, and her life was despaired of early in her illness, though she has rallied and seemed much better on several occasions.
On one of these, a telegram was sent to her brother Bert, who had been notified of her serious condition, that she was better. He was traveling in the west, and started home at news of his sister's danger, but it is presumed continued on his way on receipt of the encouraging message, as over a dozen telegrams have since tried to reach him, but unsuccessfully. Miss Stiles bore her terrible suffering with wonderful patience and fortitude, and it was only her great vitality and strength of will that kept her alive for the last four or five days. She had planned to go this week to visit relatives in Iowa.
There are left to mourn her untimely death a father, mother, three brothers and one to whom ties closer than those of blood would in time have bound her and who shares the grief of the stricken family and the condolence of sorrowing friends. The brothers are Bert, Leonard and John Stiles. Leonard and John were in Iowa when their sister became ill, but were sent for in time to arrive some days before her death.
Bert has not yet arrived, nor do the family know whether it has been possible to reach him with the telegrams sent. "Lizzie" Stiles as she was know to her many friends, was 19 years of age the 9th day of November, 1901. She had lived in Joplin since she was 6 years old. Last evening when the sad words passed from lip to lip, "Lizzie is dead," they brought sorrow to those who had been associated with her in social circles, those whose lives had been blessed and brightened by contact with her kindly disposition, those, who had known and admired her from various standpoints, and with aching hearts their sympathies went out to the bereaved ones who mourn a loving and dutiful daughter, an affectionate sister and loyal friend. A number of her girl friends of the Felicity club, of which she was a popular member, went at once to the home and remained as watches during the night. No arrangements have been made for the funeral, and will not be till her brother Bert is heard from.
--Postponed Pending the Arrival of Bert Stiles.--
Late last evening, Bert Stiles, the brother of Miss Lizzie Stiles, who died Wednesday evening, had not been located, though he was expected on every train. Yesterday afternoon between 8 and 9 o'clock in the morning Drs. MCMICHAEL, GRANTHAM and G. W. MILLER held an autopsy on the body of Miss Stiles, which revealed appendicitis, with the appendix gangrenous and perforated. Arrangements are still waiting to hear from Bert, the absent brother of the deceased.
Message Reached Him.
--Bert Stiles Advised of Sister's Death --
--Funeral Sunday Afternoon.--
Bert Stiles has at last received the news of the death of his sister, Lizzie. He was traveling and the family did not have his whereabouts from day to day, so that the many messages sent only succeeded in reaching him yesterday. At 3 p. m. a message from Denver, Colorado, announced that he had received the word of his sister's death and would arrive home Saturday night. The funeral will take place Sunday at 2 o'clock at the residence, Joplin and A streets.
Funeral of Miss Stiles
--Many Friends Attended the Services on Sunday Afternoon.--
All that was mortal of Miss Lizzie E. STILES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Stiles, was laid to rest Sunday afternoon in Fairview cemetery. Today the mound that marks her resting place is entirely covered with fragrant blossoms, the heart offerings of loving and sympathetic friends. Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock the home at A and Joplin streets was filled to overflowing, the yard and even the sidewalks, with a concourse of friends, gathered to pay the last tribute to respect to one whose young life had gone out ere its usefulness seemed done.
The services were conducted by Rev. Sarah SCOVELL, of the Spiritualist faith, of Galena, assisted by Mrs. Alice G. FIELDS.
Beautiful music was rendered by a quartet of Joplin's best vocalists, Mrs. T. W. OSTERLOH, Miss Imo PRICE, Mr. F. B. ROGERS, Mr. Ed V. JACKSON. They sang "Lead, Kindly Light," "Abide With Me" and "In the Hour of Trial." Mrs. Osterloh and Miss Price are members of the Felicity club, as was Miss Stiles. Mrs. Scovell spoke, as is her custom, inspirationally, with an eloquent tribute to the young woman's beautiful character and her patient suffering. Mrs. Fields recited a poem, which was most comforting to the sorrowing relatives and friends.
The casket was literally buried beneath a wealth of flowers. They came in all conceivable ways: loose clusters and set pieces. The Felicity club, of which Miss Stiles was a member, sent a magnificent cluster of roses and sweet peas. The Inter-State Psychic club, to which Mrs. Stiles belongs, sent the sunflower emblem of the Spiritualists, made up of carnations. Miss Lillie COOK sent a beautiful circle of ferns, pansies and sweet peas, and her mother, Mrs. Cook, sent a pillow.
From other friends there were dozens of beautiful floral offerings.
The pall bearers were Messrs. Guy DODSON, Earl RAUSON, Robert JONES, John Rial CARROLL, Fred DUFFLEMEYER, Jim DODSON.
A long procession followed the remains to Fairview cemetery. At the grave Mrs. Scovell and Mrs. Fields offered prayer. The stricken family then returned to the home, from which the light and life seemed gone.
Mr. Bert Stiles, who traveled night and day to be at home in time for the funeral, is himself ill from exposure and grief. Mr. C. E. BURCH, the affianced husband of Miss Stiles, left Sunday night for Beaumont. He looks like but a shadow of his former self.
One of the pathetic things concerning the taking away of this life, which seemed to have so much to bless it, was that her brother's one thought during his travels seemed to have been for her, and he brought with him many beautiful things gleaned on the journey. Silk embroideries form Chinatown in San Francisco, numerous sofa pillows, a tiny papercutter with a gold-stone handle and nearly a dozen souvenir spoons, both gold and silver, exquisitely hand carved, but destined never to light the dear sister's face with the quick smile of gratitude.
October 30, 1902
NEWS OF GALENA.
Quietly Wed Last Night
Miss Nannette MORRIS and Robert D. RAGLAND Married.
Miss Nannette Morris and Robert D. Ragland were united in marriage last evening at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Morris, on Eleventh and Galena avenue.
The wedding was a very quiet one, only the immediate friends of the young couple being present. The rooms were tastefully decorated in autumn leaves and the bride's birth flower, chrysanthemums.
As the clock chimed the hour of 8 the contracting parties took their places beneath a lovely arch composed of yellow and white chrysanthemums while Rev. OTTO pronounced the solemn words which made them husband and wife.
The bride was attired in a beautiful creation of white Paris lawn daintily trimmed in insertion and white panne velvet, and carried a lovely bouquet of white chrysanthemums. The groom wore the conventional black.
Following congratulations an elegant lunch was served.
As the guests arose from the table a deafening noise was heard outside. Upon investigation it proved to be the Crescent Dancing club, of which the groom is president, equipped with horns and driving Stough's furniture wagon, into which they hustled the bridal party, while they marched at the sides down Main street to the suite of rooms in the Moore-Stice block, where the young couple will reside. Upon their arrival they were met with a pretty sight, Mesdames JACOBS, FERGUSON and GRANT, who live in the same building, had decorated the halls with elaborate festoonings of white and yellow, whilst shaded lights shed a soft glow over the cozy corners designed for the occasion.
As the party mounted the stairs they were assailed with showers of rice and good wishes.
The bride has resided in this city for the past eight years and is held in highest esteem by all her numerous friends. The groom, Mr. Ragland, has been here but a short time, having previously resided in Joplin, but is well known and respected for his manly character.
They have the best wishes of a host of friends, who remembered them with many costly and beautiful presents.
Occurred At Same Store
Boy Was Hurt and Young Girl Prostrated by Heat.
By a singular coincidence two casualties happened in rapid succession at the grocery store of I. M. HICKMAN, corner Sixteenth and Byers, about noon yesterday.
A small boy, the son of William C. WOODWORTH, a Frisco fireman, jumped off a counter in the rear of the store, striking an iron bushel measure with considerable force. A long, ugly gash was inflicted on his left leg. Dr. ELLIS was called and it required eleven stitches to dress the wound.
While the physician was at work on the patient, Miss Lillie COOK, 19-year-old daughter of W. L. Cook, went to the store to get some fruit. As she was entering the door she suddenly collapsed and for thirty minutes all efforts to revive her were unsuccessful. The doctor was called away from his other task and for a couple of hours he was kept busy. Unfortunately it was some time before another physician could be secured. They pronounced it a plain case of prostration, the first reported this season, and a very serious one.
It was 2 o'clock before Miss Cook could be removed to her home at 1415 Byers avenue.
In the meantime the boy had been taken to his home at 1519 Byers avenue. Mr. Hickman converted his store into a hospital for several hours and used his buggy for an ambulance.
Both parties were doing well last night.
March 17, 1906
Birth announcement card reads:
Lee Taylor DODSON
James Oliver DODSON, Jr.
Born March 17, 1906.
Mr. & Mrs. J. O Dodson
Twins' Bank Account.
New Comers at the Dodson Home Are Well-to-Do
Jim Dodson, one of the genial clerks of the Miners' bank, is the proud father of two husky boys, who arrived Saturday morning. The clerks at the bank formed a purse by contributing $5 each, and President Connor added as much as all the clerks had given, making a total of $100. Thus the lads start in life with a bank account. Mrs. Dodson and the boys are reported to be doing nicely.
Dates Unknown On The Following Articles
Clover Leaf Thanksgiving Dance.
The Clover Leaf club, than which there is no more popular and congenial organization in Joplin, gave one of the most brilliant dances and banquets in the history of its career at Germania hall on Thanksgiving night. The room was artistically decorated, the music fine and the costumes elaborate.
This was a decidedly more formal affair than the small hops given often by this club, every person in the house being in full evening dress and the affair when at its height presented a brilliant spectacle to the eyes of the many spectators in the balcony. A delightful and substantial supper was served throughout the evening in the rooms up stairs. One noticeable feature was the predominance of blue and pink gowns with a fair sprinkling of white ones. One of the daintiest girls present was Miss Iva FREE, in a pink frock with a black bodice, and a most becoming Janice Meredith CURL.
Miss Mabel STELZNER, in blue, looked a perfect dream, while Mrs. Theo. OSTERLOOH in a pearl gray film stuff over silk was the most charming young matron in the house.
Miss Louise ZELLEKEN, in a magnificent white gown with panels of heavy embroidery, looked charming.
Miss Effie HINKSON in red, Miss Sallie HALYARD in pink and Miss Lillie COOK in yellow were most attractively costumed.
There was a very large crowd present on Thursday night and among those present were:
Messrs. and Mesdames TROTT, BARTLETT, DOWNING, OSTERLOH, BOOKER and WHIFFEN.
Misses HENLEY, MULLER, Tillie MULLER, HINKSON, Effie HINKSON, DWYER, COOK, PIERCE, COOGER, HALYARD, STELZNER, ZELLEKEN, TAYLOR, BALDWIN, CAMPBELL, PRICE, BOSS, MITZEL, WAGNER, FREE, GROUND and Jess GROUND.
Messrs. LIVINGSTON, WHITNEY, O'DELL, ADE, WITMER, BOQUA, GAULT, LAWRENCE, KIRKPATRICK, SCHERBEL, COX, JONES, YALE, FALLIS, SHEPHERD, STILES, FRIESEKE, MORGENTHALER, KAVANAGH, COAN, STEBBINS, BURLINGTON and GILLISS of Parsons.
ELAM - JENKINS
A pretty home wedding was that uniting Miss Blanche Elam, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex. CAMPBELL, to Mr. Edward P. Jenkins of Carterville.
The ceremony was performed at 8 o'clock last Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, on Mineral avenue. The rooms were tastefully decorated, every doorway being twined with the feathery fronds of asparagus plumosus. In the parlor was a profusion of palms and ferns. The entire color scheme which was carried out throughout was pink and white. There were pink and white roses and pink and white carnations everywhere and dainty little pink ribbon bows were pinned as souvenirs on each guest at the table.
Promptly at 8 o'clock Miss Lillie COOK played Lohengrin's wedding march as the bridal party entered the parlor.
Little Mildred MATTHEWS, niece of the bride, tripped like a fairy in advance, carrying a basket of pink and white carnations. Miss Mildred wore a dainty little gown of white persian lawn, lace trimmed.
The maid of honor, Miss Lola SEANOR, also wore white persian lawn, with garniture of lace and ribbons. Mr. Ferd Jenkins of Carterville, brother of the groom, was groomsman.
The bride looked sweet and girlish in a gown of white persian lawn which was cut entrain with the skirt tucked lengthwise all around. The waist had an elaborate all over embroidery bolero. She carried an immense bouquet of bride's roses. As the bridal party ranged itself before a heavy banking of palms and ferns, Rev. R. P. HAMMON of the First M. E. church performed the impressive ring service.
After the ceremony an elegant course supper was served from two prettily appointed tables. The menu was salad, cold meats, olives, pickles, coffee, fruit salad, ices and cakes.
The young couple received some beautiful presents.
Miss Elam has been bookkeeper in the Bank of Joplin and Mr. Jenkins is a mining operator, whose home is in Carterville. Both have many friends.
They went on Wednesday evening to a cosy, newly furnished home at 206 Pennsylvania avenue.
The guests in attendance were only the most intimate friends and relatives. They were Messrs. and Mesdames W. W. CASS, Carterville; John MCMILLAN, Carthage; C. A. MCGINNIS, Carterville; Boone JENKINS, Lee CAMPBELL, Frank CHURCH, J. BLACKWELL, Bert SLOAN, John SEANOR, C. M. COX, Frank MATTHEWS, J. J. COX, J. C. FINK, H. L. SCHELLENBACH, L. J. MATTHEWS, J. C. COX, Hal WISE, Carthage; Miss Allie LILLIEBRIDGE, Carterville; Mr. W. C. BURCH, Carterville; Mrs. Pearl GRAYSTON, Misses Agnes SEANOR, Nell KELLY, Tillie MUELLER, Daisy CAMPBELL;
Messrs. Clarence SHORTRESS, Will MCANTIRE, James KELLEY, Art COX, B. F. COX, Arthur CAMPBELL, Mrs. Wallace MATTHEWS sister of the bride.
Wedding, BRILLHART - RISELING
Miss Nannie BRILLHART and Mr. Ed RISELING will be married tonight at the residence of Mrs. W. F. HALYARD, Rev. Alexander COFFIN, of the Episcopal church, performing the ceremony. It will take place at 6 o'clock, only the immediate relatives being present.
Dr. G. S. CLEMENS, uncle of Miss BRILLHART, will give the bride away. Miss Sallie HALYARD will be maid of honor, and Geo. FILLMORE will act as best man.
The young couple will continue to reside in Joplin.
The Marriage A Surprise, GEDDES - SWISHER
--Bart Geddes' Friends Did Not Know He Was Going to Wed.--
Blanche D. Swisher, Indianapolis, Ind. - 20 Bartley L. Geddes, Joplin, Mo. - 22
The above which appeared in yesterday's Kansas City Journal tells the tale of a marriage that comes as a little surprise to both the young couple's friends in this city and the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James I. Geddes, of 511 Jackson avenue. Miss Swisher for some time was employed in the glove department of Christman's, but resigned her position there 10 days ago.
One day last week she went to Kansas City, announcing to her friends here that she was going there for a visit. Sunday Mr. Geddes followed, and Monday the marriage license was issued.
Inquiries made at the Geddes home last night threw no light on the supposed marriage. The members of the family knew that the young man had gone to Kansas City, but they had no idea that he was to be married.
If Miss Swisher confided her secret to any of her friends in this city they kept it well, for not one of them would confess to knowing a thing of the marriage.
Miss SWISHER made her home with Mrs. FREEMAN, 422 North Pearl street. her parents were residents of Joplin until a few months ago, when they moved to Indianapolis. She was quite popular in Joplin.
Mr. Geddes is a member of the real estate firm of James I. Geddes & Co., with offices in the Busch building.
Wedding, THORNTON - ROUNTREE
Miss Augusta ROUNTREE of Pittsburg, Pa., and Mr. Sam THORNTON of Joplin were married Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of the groom's mother, 109 North Byers avenue.
Rev W. C. HILL of the M. E. Church, South, performed the ceremony.
Funeral Sunday. RAGLAND
--Remains of Popular Young Man to be Laid at Rest Tomorrow.--
The funeral services over Robert Duff RAGLAND, who died yesterday morning, will be held at the family residence tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock under the auspices of the K. P. lodge, of which deceased was a member. Rev. Robert LIDDELL officiating. The interment will be made in the Galena cemetery.
Robert Duff Ragland was born at Louisburg, Ark., June 10, 1876, where he resided with his parents for several years, later moving to Dardenelle, Ark., where he resided until eight years ago, when he came to Joplin.
For four years Mr. Ragland was employed in mercantile houses in Joplin. During this time he became acquainted with Miss Nannie MORRIS of Galena, whom he afterward married, and came to this city where he resided until his death.
To this union one son was born, Morris Duff Ragland, two years ago.
The deceased is survived by a wife, one son, a mother, one sister and three brothers. In his early life "Bob," as he was affectionately called by all who came within his charming personality, united with the Methodist church and has since lived up to the teachings of the church.
Wedding, YOUNG - DICE
Miss Bertha Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. YOUNG, was married at 4 o'clock to Dr. Henry Foster DICE of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Joplin.
This wedding came as a surprise to even the most intimate friends of the young couple, though the engagement had been an open secret for sometime.
The marriage was celebrated at the home of the bride's parents in Joplin street, in the presence of only members of the immediate family. Miss Martha BLIEDUNG, who played the wedding march, first acted as accompanist for Mrs. Ernest DAMALL of Kansas City, who sang Moret's "Without Thee" in a rich contralto of wonderful range and sweetness. After the wedding march as the bridal party came down stairs and passed through the parlors to the front window, where they stood in front of the palm, fern and carnation decoration while the ceremony was performed.
First came Miss Ella BEEZER and Mr. George Dana LADD, as attendants, followed by the bride and groom. The bride was simply but richly attired in girlish white robes with garniture of ribbon and lace. She carried no flowers, only a handsome real lace handkerchief. Miss Beezer also wore a charmingly becoming gown of white.
As the bridal party ranged themselves across the east side of the front parlor Rev. WELTY entered from the front hall and pronounced the impressive service which united the young people. After the ceremony congratulations were offered and soon the bride and groom left for the depot where they and their baggage was also subjected to the exuberant antics of their friends. Their trunk was treated to the same method of decoration as that of Mr. and Mrs. BELL. Both couples were deluged with rice, both in the depot and in the train, where they were followed by friends who took care that the passengers should all know there were two brides on the train.
Dr. and Mrs. Dice went to Biloxi, the Mississippi watering place, by way of Shreveport and New Orleans. They will be at home after May 15, at 4477 Delmar avenue, where the groom has a home already prepared for his bride.
A Notable Wedding, BRYANT - STEPHENSON
Miss Kathryn Marie STEPHENSON and Frederick Charles BRYANT Married in Chicago.
Miss Kathryn Marie Stephenson, the granddaughter of Mrs. Louise B. HOLDEN of 319 Byers avenue, Joplin, was married Saturday, May 27, in Chicago to Frederick Charles Bryant, an official of the Swift Packing company of that city. Mr. Bryant is a brother-in-law of Victor Young, of the Miners bank of Joplin.
The wedding was a complete, but pleasant surprise to the young couple's closest friends. Mr. and Mrs. Bryant will reside in Chicago and will be at home after June 27, at No. 7225 Vincennes road.
A Joplin Society Girl Weds in Chicago
Went to the Windy City, Met Her Heart's Choice and Married.
Miss Kathryn Marie STEPHENSON, a spirited society girl of Joplin, has surprised her numerous local friends and fairly astounded her watchful and zealous grandmamma, Mrs. Louise B. HOLDEN, of 319 Byers avenue, by adroitly slipping away to Chicago, where last Saturday night, she was married to the man of her choice, in the person of Frederick Charles BRYANT, who himself moved from Joplin to Chicago only last March 26th.
It is whispered that there were grandparental objections to Miss Stephenson's plans, as a result of which the young lady took the law into her own hands and quietly packed her belongings ostensibly for a brief visit with her friend, Miss Rosamund ARMINGTON, of Joplin, who is a student in Lindenwood college at St. Charles, Mo.
Miss Stephenson left Joplin last Thursday, but, it is said, did not get any nearer St. Charles than St. Louis, and proceeded from there directly to Chicago, where Mr. Bryant has taken a position with the Swift Packing Company.
Announcements of the wedding received yesterday came as a surprise to all their Joplin friends and relatives, though Mrs. Holden claimed to know of the plans. At any rate she is willing to forgive and bless her runaway granddaughter on condition that she shall never let it happen again.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryant will reside at 7225 Vincennes road, Chicago, where they will be at home after June 27th. Mr. Bryant is a brother of Mrs. Victory YOUNG, of 407 North Wall street, Joplin.
Wedding, WILSEY - HUBBELL
The marriage of Mr. R. C. WILSEY to Miss Maud HUBBELL, both of Joplin, occurred at Carthage on Saturday, the 11th ins., Dr. STEWART, of that city, performing the ceremony in presence of a few relatives of the young couple.
Mr. Wilsey is a popular young business man, being at the head of a successful tailoring business. The bride is a handsome and accomplished young lady.
The Globe, and scores of others, bespeak for the young couple a happy and prosperous future.
Wedding, HENLEY - DOOLEN
The marriage of Mr. Herbert HENLEY and Miss Myrtle DOOLEN took place Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. H. HORN, 902 Moffet avenue.
It was one of the prettiest home weddings of the season. The reception hall, parlor and dining room were decorated in yellow and white chrysanthemums. As the guests arrived they were at once ushered into the parlor, which had been arranged for the ceremony.
Promptly at 8 o'clock the bridal couple appeared at the head of the stairs, preceded by Rev. J. W. KELTNER, of the Baptist church at Neosho. To the strains of the wedding march from Lohengrin, played by Miss Rosamond ARMINGTON, the party descended and took their allotted places where the beautiful ring service was pronounced by Rev. Keltner. Congratulations followed and a repast of dainties was served in the dining room.
The bride's trousseau was of Paris muslin, trimmed with tiny ruffles, satin folds and a deep lace yoke. She carried bride's roses tied with long, white satin ends. Her traveling gown was of brown zibeline, tailor-made, with hat and gloves to match.
The list of wedding gifts included a fine sewing machine from the parents of the bride, a substantial check from the groom's father, besides many pieces of hand painted china, cut glass and other articles from friends of the young couple. After the wedding supper Mr. and Mrs. Henley departed for Kansas City, where they will be at home after December 16. The groom is a Joplin raised young man, a son of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Henley, who number among the city's oldest and most honored residents. Until a few years ago Bert resided here with his parents. He now holds a responsible position as a stenographer in a big Kansas City office.
The bride is of the brunette type, of lovable nature and the idol of her girl chums.
The guest list: Mr. and Mrs. D. W. HENLEY, Mr. and Mrs. David BLAIR, Mr. and Mrs. James O. DODSON, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. WILLIAMS of Kansas City, Mr. and Mrs. John WILLIAMS of Kansas City, Mrs. Ed SPERRY of Kansas City, Mrs. J. D. HERRON, Misses Winnie CLAYCOMB, Agnes EVANS, Marie STEPHENSON, Ethel KELSO, Florence KING, Carrie SUTTON, Gula HENLEY, Rosamond ARMINGTON;
Messrs. Roy FALLIS, Henry KLEINKAUF, Claude CLEVINGER, Charles ADE, William MCANTIRE, Walter GEORGE, Hez. HENLEY, W. S. CARSON of Granby, Mo., Rev. KELTNER of Neosho.
Missouri Couple Are On Their Honeymoon, STILES - HALYARD
Married in Joplin, They Tarry With St. Louis Friends En Route to Savannah, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert F. STILES of Joplin, Mo., who were married on May 11, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. MCCARTY of 5148 Kensington avenue.
Mrs. STILES is the accomplished and charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Judge HALYARD of Joplin, Mo. Mr. STILES is connected with Halyard Hardware Co., and is secretary of Post J of the Travelers' Protective Association.
Mr. and Mrs. Stiles will spend the balance of their honeymoon on a trip to Savannah, Ga., attending the sixteenth annual convention of the Travelers' Protective Association.
Divorce For The LANGLEYS
Joplin Couple Granted Decree of Separation at Kansas City
A divorce was granted Mrs. Sarah CALDWELL-LANGLEY and Fred E. LANGLEY last week in Kansas City by Judge GATES.
This bit of news will come somewhat as a surprise to the friends of the Langleys in the city.
Mr. Langley had been engaged in business in Joplin for several years until April, when he dissolved his business interests here and left for his old home in Taylorsville, Ill. The Langleys resided at 632 Wall street.
Mrs. Langley made application for divorce on the ground of non-support. They broke up housekeeping here early in March and many of their friends were of the opinion when they left the city they had gone to Taylorsville, Ill. Mrs. Langley first went to Nevada for a few days, thence to Kansas City and to Lincoln, Neb., where she has been with her brother, Fred CALDWELL.
Mrs. E. L. ANDERSON, of 719 Wall street, gave deposition here as a witness in the case and the divorce was issued without contest. Mrs. Langley's maiden name was restored and for the present will make her home with her brother in Lincoln. Mr. Langley is at his home in Taylorsville, Ill.
"L'Inconnu" is the title of a catchy march-two step composed by Joplin's popular young pianist, Percy WENRICH, and just published by Sol Bloom, Chicago. The composition is Mr. Wenrich's maiden effort and is of more than ordinary merit. It is in six-eight time and has a fascinating movement which makes it attractive for the piano and just the thing for dancing purposes. Advance copies of the first issue were received yesterday and were in big demand by local musicians.
Wedding, GMEINER - BALL
One of the prettiest home weddings of the season was that which united in marriage Miss Lillian Matilda GMEINER and Mr. John Besier BALL, on Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.
The ceremony was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John GMEINER, in Pennsylvania avenue. The decorations were simple and beautiful, and the whole arrangement was delightfully informal. There was no hint of the stiffness which pervades the atmosphere at the average wedding. Even the bride came into the parlor smiling and at ease, and after the ceremony, both bride and groom moved about among the guests without any formality.
Roses, carnations and potted plants and palms were tastefully arranged in the rooms. The window, in front of which the ceremony took place, was draped with sprays of smilax.
As Mrs. R. L. WHITNEY struck the notes of Mendelssohn's Wedding march, Dr. J. B. WELTY entered the parlor, followed by the bride's sister, Miss Gladys GMEINER, who bore the wedding ring on a dainty white satin cushion. The bride and groom came next unattended. Rev. Welty pronounced the short but impressive service as Mrs. Whitney softly played the "Spring Song." The responses of both bride and groom were spoken audibly and firmly. Rev. Welty offered a short prayer and congratulations followed.
The bride was a picture in the daintiest silk mull gown. The skirt had a slight sweep with fluted ribbon arranged in bow-knot fashion over the breadths. The waist was an especially chic creation with a slightly pointed blouse effect in front, and set-in all-over lace outlined with the fluted ribbon. The sash of broad white satin ribbon formed an effective finish, draped from the waist to the sweep. Miss Gmeiner carried bride's roses.
After the ceremony a three course repast was served. The bride seated at a long table in the dining. In the north room the young people were seated at another long table, and in the south parlor the remainder of the guests were served at small tables. Each table was decorated with carnations. Mrs. SHERMAN catered and furnished an elaborate menu.
The bride cut the cake and distributed the slices among the young people. Miss Augusta WRIGHT received the slice containing the ring, which brought out the announcement that she would be the next bride; Miss Vida MCCONNELL secured the dime, indicating that she will be very wealthy; Mr. Don MOLLOY received the thimble, which according to signs he will need, as it is supposed to imply that he will be a bachelor, and will therefore need to keep his own buttons in place.
Mr. and Mrs. BALL received many handsome presents. Among these was a box of "miscellanies," "from the gang," who described the collection as "useful" and insisted upon the bride opening the box immediately after the ceremony, which she pluckily did and made the best of the joke, which the friends intended it for. Mr. and Mrs. Ball went to reside at the groom's home in North Joplin street. Both have many friends whose warmest wishes for happiness attend them in their new relation.
The guests invited to witness the ceremony were:
Dr. and Mrs. J. S. LONG, Dr. and Mrs. R. B. TYLER, Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. WHITNEY, Dr. and Mrs. H. H. TAYLOR, Dr. and Mrs. H. H. BALL, Mrs. Helen BALL, Miss Vida MCCONNELL, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. SMITH, Miss Hattie MEYERS, Carthage; Miss Minnie AVERILL, Miss Tillie DORFELT, Miss Matie SHERMAN, Mrs. S. FORNEY, Mr. Charles SHELDON, Mr. Ben HATCHER, Mr. Robert LISCH, Mr. Ed BOQUA, Mr. Don MOLLOY, Mr. Larry DANA, Mr. Fred GAULT, Mr. and Mrs. W. DILLARD, Mr. and Mrs. I. H. WILLIAMS, Mrs. Charles MEYERS, Miss Bess TUCKER, Webb City; Mrs. Marie OBERSCHELP, Iola, Kans.; Miss Augusta Howard BALL, Mrs. TEIS, Rev. J. B. WELTY, Mr. and Mrs. J. GMEINER, Miss Mabel GMEINER, Masters Elmer and Leon GMEINER, Miss Gladys GMEINER.
Were Married At Carthage, LATOUR - WILCOX
--Lionel LATOUR and Miss Bessie WILCOX Were Wedded Tuesday.--
The news of the marriage of two well known Joplin young people at Carthage last Tuesday afternoon will come in the nature of a surprise to their many friends, and even to the members of their own immediate families.
Miss Bessie M. Wilcox and Mr. Lionel L. Latour were married at Carthage Tuesday, June 17, at 4 o'clock p. m. The young people left Joplin on the 1:30 car. Arrived at Carthage, Mr. Latour proceeded at once to the newspaper offices and attempted to "subsidize the press." He says he was promised that the license would not be published, so the important document was secured and Rev. MCGARVEY performed the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Latour took the next car back to Joplin with the intention of keeping the secret for two months, but it leaked out yesterday. When a Globe reporter called on Mr. Latour, he at first felt inclined to adhere to his first intention of keeping the secret, but finding that the source of information was authentic, acknowledged the truth of the report.
Mrs. Latour is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John S. GIVEN of 517 North Pearl street, and though she has resided in Joplin but a short time is well and favorably known. Mr. GIVEN has mining interests in Joplin, and has resided here for more than a year past.
Mr. LATOUR is the well known son of Mr. and Mrs. William LATOUR. He has been associated with his father in the art of photography until recently, when he became connected with the Arlington Drug company. He has been quite prominent in amateur theatricals and popular in the young crowd socially.
Race Against Death.
--Thornton Reached Bedside of Wife Too Late For Recognition.--
Samuel THORNTON of this city ran a desperate race against the workings of the grim reaper Saturday and Sunday in an effort to reach the bedside of his wife, who was reported to be dangerously ill in Pittsburg, Pa., and who died an hour after the arrival of the husband.
Mrs. Thornton, who lived at 819 Moffet avenue, this city, was called a month ago to Pennsylvania by a message announcing the serious illness of her mother. Soon after the mother began to improve in health Mrs. Thornton became ill, and grew constantly worse. Friday Mr. Thornton was wired of her condition, the message advising him to start on the journey to Pittsburg at once if he cared to see his wife alive. The journey was begun, and only those who have made such trips can realize the anguish of heart suffering by Mr. Thornton upon his arrival to learn that while his wife still lived, she was unconscious, and unable to recognize him. The last faint smile of recognition was not there, and an hour later Mrs. Thornton passed away.
The arrangements for the funeral have not yet been announced in Joplin, but it is believed the remains will be interred in Pittsburg. Mrs. Thornton was well known in Joplin and was for a long time organist at the Congregational church.
Married, REEVES - SWEARINGEN
Mr. William F. REEVES and Miss Alta SWEARINGEN were married Saturday evening at the parsonage of the First Presbyterian church by the Rev. L. H. SHANE.
Mr. REEVES is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. REEVES, of 1117 Virginia avenue, and is bookkeeper in the First National bank.
The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. SWEARINGEN, of 409 North Pearl street, and the young couple have been exceedingly popular in younger social circles.
The wedding was the surprise of the year, but nevertheless the bride and the groom have the well wishes of their host of friends. They are residing for the present with the bride's parents at 429 North Pearl street.
A Pretty Home Wedding, BELL - GREGORY
A pretty home wedding took place at 9 o'clock Monday evening, at the home of O. P. GREGORY, on Third avenue, west, when his daughter Lizzie was married to Dr. Fred BELL, of Worden.
The house was decorated with palms and roses, the decorations being very simple but very attractive. Rev. MOORE, of the Christian church, performed the ceremony. Seventy-five guests were invited, many of them from out of town.
After the ceremony, quite an elaborate three-course dinner was served.
The bride's dress was of white net over silk chiffon, and she carried a bouquet of bride's roses.
Miss Gregory is an artist in her line, being a milliner of a very high degree of proficiency. She has many calls to take charge of millinery departments in large department stores, and for some time has only taken complete charge of such departments.
Dr. BELL is a fine young man and a good physician. He is a constant church worker.
Dr. and Mrs. BELL departed, this morning, for Baldwin, where Dr. and Mrs. W. H. WEBSTER will give a reception complimentary to them to-morrow night.
From there they will return to Ottawa, to visit the groom's parents, R. R. BELL and wife. They then expect to go to Kansas City for a couple of days, and then to their home in Worden, where they will go to housekeeping.
Here's to you, Dr. and Mrs. Bell. May your lives be long and happy and prosperous.
Wedding, ROTH - NIXON
On Tuesday, at high noon, Miss Mary NIXON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. NIXON, was united in marriage with Mr. Fred ROTH, Jr., of St. Louis.
The announcement of the wedding was rather in the nature of a surprise, no one expecting the event, which had been set for April to occur at so early a date.
It was an English wedding, with white and yellow as the color scheme, quantities of yellow and white chrysanthemums being effectively combined with brilliant hued autumn leaves, the whole being most suggestive of the autumn-tide. In the first parlor, which was arranged as the ceremony room, great bunches of yellow maple leaves were hung over doorways and windows, while about the room were chrysanthemums of the same vivd coloring. In the bay window recess, banked with ferns and palms, a temporary altar was arranged. Above was a canopy of smilax, from which a great cluster of white chrysanthemums was suspended, the whole forming an artistic setting for the bridal tableau. The curtains were drawn and the room artificially illuminated, the soft light from shaded chandeliers adding to the charm and attractiveness of the scene.
During the interval of waiting, Miss Julia OWEN sang Robyn's "You." Following this, the bride and groom, unattended, entered the parlor to the strains of the Mendelssohn Wedding March, played by Miss Louise NIXON, and at the altar were met by Rev. John WILKINSON, rector of Trinity church, who read the impressive and beautiful ring service.
The bride was lovely in an exquisite lace trimmed gown of white, and, over its soft, trailing draperies, fell the misty folds of the tulle veil. She carried a shower of bride roses.
The season of congratulations was followed by an unusually novel and pretty feature. Mr. Nixon, from clippings from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and Post-Dispatch, read accounts of his own marriage to Mrs. Nixon, an event of note in the St. Louis social annals of that time, the guest list including many of the city's distinguished people. As some of the guests present on this occasion were present in the happy long ago, this served to revive pleasant memories of the past and its delightful associations. As this was the marriage of the eldest daughter and the first wedding to occur in the house, this feature was an unusually fitting one.
Later, the wedding breakfast was served in the dining room, the wedding party and guests being seated at one long table. In this apartment, the white and yellow again appeared, the walls being hung with autumn leaves and the buffet and china cabinet banked with leaves and chrysanthemums in the prevailing hues.
On a round mirror in the center of the table, stood a tall epergne filled with fruit and flowers and trailing smilax. On either side were great clusters of American Beauty roses, and, over the damask cloth, ropes of smilax were artistically arranged. The menu, served with old-fashioned simplicity, included all the delicacies of the season.
In addition to the immediate family, the guests included: Mrs. Fred ROTH, Sr., Mrs. George TINKER, Mrs. C. H. HARTMAN, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. OWEN, Sr., and Miss Julia OWEN, of St. Louis; Mr. James P. NIXON, Jr., of Columbia; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. OWEN, Jr., Rev. John WILKINSON and Mr. and Mrs. J. T. MOORE, of Lebanon.
Mr. and Mrs. ROTH left on the afternoon train for St. Louis, where they will reside.
The bride's going-away gown was a tailored suit of gray cloth.
The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. NIXON and is a member of one of Lebanon's well-to-do and most prominent families. Having a wealth of womanly graces and having enjoyed exceptional opportunities in the line of travel and education, she is admirably fitted to adorn any sphere of life to which she may be called. The groom is a son of Mr. Fred ROTH, Sr., of the Roth-Homeyer Coffee Company, and belongs to an old and well known St. Louis family. He is with the Cupples Woodenware Company.
In A Merry Revel
Week's Festivities Close With The Karnival Krewe Ball.
Convention Hall Filled.
Scene of Ever-changing Beauty When Dancing Began.
Many Contestants for Prizes Offered by Karnival Krewe Directors
Fakir Who Did a Rushing Business Selling Bogus Ball Tickets.
Momus succeeded Pallas as the chief of the revels at Convention hall last
night. Frolic was the order of the festivities, and dignity gave way to good
humor, beauty to foolishness, artistic effect to the bizarre and nonsensical.
The occasion was the last great ball of festival week, the annual revel en masque of the K. K. K., and a crowd scarcely inferior in size and not in quality to that at the P. O. P. function, both participated in and witnessed the frivolous and fantastic folly.
Nearly all the boxes were filled, the arena balcony except in the north and was crowded and the second balcony and roof garden contained goodly crowds. The decorations were the same as those for the previous ball, except that the letters "K. K. K.," in red, yellow and green, supplanted the "P. O. P." under the "Welcome," over the north band stand.
The ball opened at 9 o'clock, but long before that the arena floor was filled with a heterogeneous, higgle-de-piggledy mass of the queerest lot of costumed humanity ever seen except at some such revel as this. There were clowns of all varieties, enough "days" and "nights," "starlights" and "suns" to furnish out a month of days. There were men and women Indians, women policemen, bakers, soldiers, jack tars, nurses, roses, carnations and sunflowers, Pierrots, Sis Hopkinses, Topsies, country bumpkins, Frenchy girls in short skirts, men and women in evening clothes, cowboys, Mexicans and an infinite variety of others, quite too numerous to mention.
While none of the costumes stood forth for superb excellence, the general average was far above the ordinary, and the conglomeration of colors were entrancing. The floor, which was quite crowded, looked like a huge bed of vari-colored flowers, swept by a balmy breeze, and all nodding in different directions.
The various characters were well taken and the reveling before the ball proper began was interesting in its variety and fascinating in its changefulness.
The formal opening of the ball came about 9:30 o'clock, when, headed by a full band, the Fencibles, kahki-clad, marched in, each member with a woman on his arm. The band circled the arena floor and after the Fencibles came a general procession of characters, indiscriminately mixed. The reception and floor committees marched at the head of division, four abreast. The march occupied perhaps fifteen minutes, during which a number of fancy evolutions were gone through. Then the band and the soldiers left, and the Condon zouaves, in their stunning suits, came on in a lock-step. After a few stunts they left, obtained their weapons and did a fine zouave drill in lightning time.
Succeeding them came the Warwick Club, forty strong, all in black and yellow dominoes, headed by a husky negro bearing the club banner, the bear and staff. They did a fancy march, ending in a two-step, and this opened the general dancing, for which the crowd was by this time quite eager.
The scene after this was one of brilliancy. The commingling of colors made the dancing floor a riot of chromatic hues. The shifting of the lights from the white arcs to the reds of the incandescents changed its aspect time and again, and in the whirl of the dance, the swirling, twining and commingling of red and blue, white and green, black, yellow, silver and gold was eye-wearying, fascinating and entrancing.
Maskers, as they warmed up to the fun, carried out the characters they assumed, and the fun increased as the pranks did, till the revel was fast and furious. But, withal it was all decorous, well behaved and pure enjoyment dominating the ever-changing scene.
Considerable trouble was caused early in the evening because spurious floor tickets were sold by a speculator on the walk outside the ball. Quite a number of arrivals bought these, but were refused admission at the door. The police chased the enterprising fakir, but he got away. On his return later, a private detective caught him. Only a difference in the rubber stamp date was apparent between good and bad tickets.
The merriment continued till midnight without interruption. At that hour, however, the band stopped playing suddenly; there was a stir at the south entrance. The floor committee formed the revelers in a hugh circle about the sides of the arena. Then, with a blare of trumpets, the players of "The Storks," in full stage costume, forty strong, marched out into the open. There, the Bungaloo, Slimguff, and others went through short stunts, such as they do in the play, and the company joined in a merry two-step.
This was too much for the spectators, however. With one accord the lines were broken in a grand rush and everyone joined the Thespians in the general dance. The only distinctive feature of the theatrical demonstration was "The Storks;" yell": Eeph-a-soph-a-los, eeph-a-soph-a-lil, Eeph-a-soph-a-los, eeph-a-soph-a-lil, Eeph-a-soph-a-los, eeph-a-soph-a-los-a-los, Eeph-a-soph-a-los, eeph-a-soph-a-lil. And the pillbox stunt of Slimguff.
A number of players from the Orpheum, the Auditorium and the Grand were also present, but not in costume. "The Storks" crowd added quite a touch of color to the scene, and occasioned an amusing amount of craning of necks, casting of sheeps' eyes and flirting, by those outside "the profession."
Unmasking began after the entrance of the player-folk and the dance was resumed, with two bands alternating. gayer than ever for the surprised this brought forth.
The occupants of the boxes were: ...a portion of the article is missing here...
Box No. 15 -- ...a portion is missing here... Mrs. William M. MARTIN, Miss Mora MORELAND, Miss Lily COOK.
Box No. 16 -- Mr. and Mrs. C. F. HOLMES, Miss Ella FLOWEREE, of Vicksburg, Miss.
Box No. 17 -- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph MERCER.
Box No. 18 -- U. S. Epperson, J. A. BROWN, George CREEL, Mrs. T. H. MCDEARMON, Mrs. HUME, Miss Grace HUME.
Box No. 19 -- Mrs. Harry WOODWARD, Mrs. E. E. KISSELL.
Box No. 20 -- Mr. and Mrs. James SEABER, Mr. and Mrs. Bird MCGARVEY, Mrs. DEVEUVE, Miss HORTON, C. H. CONNELLY, Harold SPENCER, G. B. FLACK.
Box No. 22 -- Mr. and Mrs. A. J. SNIDER, Miss
Unfortunately, the remainder of the article was cut off.
On New Year's morning, Miss Ernestine HOLTERMAN, organist at St. John's
Evangelical Protestant church, was married to Mr. Francis SERAGE,
of 1194 Madison avenue, by the Rev. Dr. Jacob Pister, pastor.
The bride presided at the organ, as usual at the New Year's service, and proceeded from the organ loft to the chancel, after the parishioners had left the church.
The bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Holterman, of 368 Kossuth street; the parents of the bridegroom, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Serage, the bride's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Kutschbach, were present at the wedding.
The church service concluded at 11:10 a. m. and the marriage ceremony began at 11:15.
Mrs. Serage has been organist at the church for the past three months, and will continue in this position.
Joplin Child Is Taken By Reaper
--Wilbert COLEMAN, Son of a Railroad Man, Dies At Oklahoma City.--
Diphtheria caused the death at Oklahoma City at 9:20 o'clock this morning of Wilbert Coleman, aged 2 years and 8 months, son of W. L. and Mrs. Tillie Coleman, who reside at 829 West Fourth street. Mr. Coleman is general freight agent of the Frisco, with headquarters at Joplin, and the family is widely known.
The child and Mrs. Coleman were at Oklahoma City visiting friends. So sudden was the attack of the dreaded infant disease that none of the friends here knew of the condition of the babe until notified of its death.
The body will be shipped to Joplin, arriving here tomorrow night at 9:20 o'clock.
Funeral arrangements will be made later.
MCGEHEE - SEANOR Marriage
--Postmaster Weds Popular East Joplin Girl And Leaves On Tour.--
Miss Lola Seanor and Luther McGehee were quietly married at the home of the bride's mother, 922 Central, at 9 o'clock this morning. The ceremony was performed by Reverend C. A. Wood, rector of St. Phillip's Episcopal church, of which the bride is a member. Only a few immediate relatives were present.
Immediately after the wedding and congratulations the happy couple left on an extended tour through the West. They will visit the Seattle fair while away and expect to be gone five weeks.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Clarissa Seanor and has lived here practically all her life. She is widely known and very popular. Until about a month ago she was employed as stenographer by the McConnel Real Estate company, when she resigned to arrange for today's ceremony.
Luther McGehee is the only son of Mrs. Adeline McGehee and moved here with his parents from Granby in 1874. After coming here he engaged in mining and was employed as a general delivery clerk in the local postoffice. He was appointed to succeed D. K. Wenrich as postmaster by President McKinley in 1902 and was reappointed by President Roosevelt.
[Joplin news clipping, undated, but probably early 1903
Robert JONES, a former Herald typo, has joined the local staff of the Carthage Press. Robert has in him the makings of a good newspaper man.
A pretty girl in one of Joplin's younger society crowds is wearing a new diamond.
Mr. Robert E. JONES and Miss Lillie COOK are in Lebanon, Mo., the guests of Mr. Jones' sister.
One of the charming events of Saturday evening was the progressive whist party given by Miss Sadie Wallace in honor of her brother, Rob Jones, and his fiance, Miss Lily Cook, of Joplin. A lawn party had been planned but, because of the sudden change to cooler weather, arrangements were hurriedly made for progressive whist indoors. After the refreshments were served there was a delightful hour of music and dancing.
The guests were:
Misses Mary NIXON, Louise NIXON, Anna WATT, Winetta WATT, Florence PALMER, Rena HOLT, Edith HOLT, Phoebe CLARK, Emily SANKEY, Edna KELLERMAN, Minnie TODD, Jessie BURLEY and Lily COOK; Messrs. Kennon KELLERMAN, Carl JOSLYN, Harry WRIGHT, James DRAPER, Ewing BLAND, Claude BURLEY, Marshall JOHNSON and Rob JONES.
November 25, 1903
Prominent Young People To Wed--
Tonight Robert E. JONES And Miss Lillie B. COOK Will Wed.--
Tonight at 8:30 o'clock, Mr. Robert E. Jones will be united in marriage to Miss Lillie B. Cook, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cook, 1415 Byers, Rev. Paul Brown performing the ceremony.
Mr. Jones has resided in Joplin the past six or seven years, and now holds a responsible and lucrative position in the Kansas City Southern freight office. He is a young man of exemplary habits and splendid moral character.
Miss Cook has resided in the city almost since childhood. She is a graduate of the Joplin High school, and possesses many literary attainments and lovely attributes of character. She is the recipient of many handsome and costly presents from friends at Columbus, Ohio, Springfield and Lebanon, and also from friends in this city.
The wedding will be witnessed only by a few of the intimate friends and relatives in this city.
The Times together with their large circle of friends extends its best wishes to contracting parties.
Miss Lillie Burdett Cook and Mr. Robert E. Jones were married last Wednesday
evening at 8:30 by Rev. Paul Brown, pastor of the First Congregational church,
at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cook, 1415 Byers
The bridal couple, without attendants, descended the staircase during the rendition of the bridal song from Lohengrin, sung by Miss Imo Price, accompanied by Mrs. Samuel Thornton. At the conclusion of the song the couple stood while Mr. Brown pronounced the fateful words that united them for life.
The bride was charming and pretty in a dainty gown of white French lawn with chiffon trimming, and carried a cluster of bride roses. The groom was attired in black, and when the ceremony was completed congratulations were heaped upon the young couple whose popularity was indicated by an array of beautiful presents which were on display in another apartment.
Refreshments were served in the dining room to the guests, the list of which comprised the immediate relatives and a few intimate friends. Mr. and Mrs. Jones will shortly be at home at 215 Virginia avenue.
Joplin news clipping, undated, from the scrapbook of Lillie Cook. However, Robert was born June 06, 1905 in Joplin and died October 13, 1906 in Carthage.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. JONES, of 322 North Byers announce the arrival of a 9-pound baby boy this morning at 8 o'clock. The mother and child are doing well. Mr. Jones is revising clerk at the Frisco freight office.
Death Of Only Child
--Mr. and Mrs. R. E. JONES Lose Child.--
The sixteen months old child of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Jones, 622 Second street, died Friday night at midnight, after a short illness of inflammation of the lungs. The death of the little one comes as a sad loss to the parents. It was their only child and they had learned to love it dearly. The mother is prostrate over her loss.
The funeral will occur this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence, conducted by Rev. Kemper of the Baptist church.
October 11, 1907
Daughter at Robert E. Jones' Home.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. JONES of East Second street, are the parents of a baby daughter, which was born yesterday afternoon.
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