Iowa Old Press
Thursday, August 9, 1928
PRETTY CHURCH WEDDING UNITES HAPPY COUPLE
Beautiful and impressive was the wedding of Miss Audra Sidwell of Sioux City
and Mr. Lester Riter of this place which was solemnized at the First M.E.
church in Sioux City at high noon, Saturday. The ceremony was read by the
pastor, Dr. A. L. Seamans.
The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Benita Sidwell of Sioux City, and
Oren Riter of Hawarden, who is a brother of the bridegroom, acted as best
Promptly at 12 o’clock, the groom’s sister, Miss Lola Riter, took her place
at the piano and played “Indian Love Call,” after which Miss Dora Finley of
Sioux City sang, “At Dawning.”
To the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march played by Miss Riter, the bridal
couple entered the church and took their places before the altar, which was
beautifully decorated with huge bouquets of gladiolas and ferns.
Mendelssohn’s wedding march was played as a recessional.
The bride wore a becoming gown of salmon rose georgette with hat and
accessories to match and carried an arm bouquet of Butterfly roses.
Her bridesmaid wore a rose beige georgette gown and hat, and carried
Following the ceremony, a wedding luncheon was served to 25 guests at the
Davidson Tea-Room, where the bride’s chosen colors, nile green and pink,
were carried out in the table decorations.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Mary J. Sidwell of Sioux City and is a
graduate of Central High School of that place. She has been engaged in the
teaching profession for several years, and taught a rural school near
Chatsworth. She is a young lady of pleasing personality, and has a host of
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Riter of this place. He received
his education in the Ireton public schools and later attended Nettleton
Commercial College at Soo. Falls, S. Dak. He is now manager of the Riter
Implement Co., at Craig, Iowa.
The happy couple departed by motor for a honeymoon trip to the Black Hills,
and after September 1, will be home to their many friends in the M. O.
FORMER PASTOR HERE DIED AT HOME IN EAST
Dr. J. A. Shrader Succumbs to Heart Disease. Was Well Known Here.
The many friends and old acquaintances of Dr. J.A. Shrader were grieved to
learn of his death which occurred at the home of his son, James Shrader, in
Philadelphia, Pa., on Friday, July 20.
Dr. Shrader was at one time pastor of the old United Presbyterian Church in
Ireton, and during his pastorate here he endeared himself to the hearts of
the people of this community and is well remembered by the many residents
who lived here at that time. Dr. Shrader was the owner of several farms in
this community and made annual pilgrimages here to look after his
possessions and visit with old friends until this year. It is said that he
was making plans for his visit here this year when he was stricken.
The Ledger is indebted to Mrs. D.R. Stewart for the following notice of Dr.
Shader’s death taken from the Philadelphia Public Ledger:
The Rev. Dr. John Andrew Shrader, 79, of the Philadelphia Presbytery of the
United Presbyterian Church, died yesterday at the home of his son, Jas. F.
Shrader, at 220 North 34th street. He was a victim of heart disease.
Dr. Shrader was born in Butler County and was a graduate of Westminister
College and Allegheny Theological seminary afterward taking post-graduate
work at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to his retirement ten years ago,
he was pastor of a church at Oxford, Pa., the oldest United Presbyterian
congregation in the United States. His pastorates also included churches in
Iowa, Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Deeply interested in missionary work,
he was a liberal contributor to the funds of the Board of Foreign Missions
as well as to other church agencies.
Besides his son here, he is survived by a son, James M. Shrader of Marshall,
Minn., and a brother, W. B. Shrader of Butler, Pa. His wife died forty-one
Funeral services were held in Philadelphia at 8 o’clock in the evening
following the day of his death, and the body was laid to rest in the
cemetery at Butler, Pa., the place of his birth, on the following Monday.
Rock Valley Bee
August 24, 1928
IRETON GIRL MARRIED
Word was received here of the marriage of Mary Noon, Ireton girl, to Mr.
Reynold Jensen, of Tyler, Minn., at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Noon, at Estelline, S.D., Wednesday, August 15. The bride spent
all of her life here being a graduate of Ireton high school and later
teaching the Bushby school south of Ireton. She is a young lady of charming
personality and well versed in the arts of homemaking, and will make a happy
home for the man of her choice.
The groom has made his home in Ireton for the past two seasons and has been
employed as foreman by the Christianson Road Construction company. They will
make their home on the groom’s farm near Tyler, Minn.
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