Iowa News from across the Country
- 1927 -

New York Times
New York, New York
January 23, 1927

American Missionaries Wed.
Announcement has been received here of the marriage on Nov. 27 last at Chiengmai, Siam, of the Rev. Dr. Hugh Taylor, a missionary at Muang Nan, Siam, and Miss Julia A. Hatch, a missionary at Chiengmai. Both are in the service of the American Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions. Dr. Taylor, who was a widower, is sixty-four years old, and has been laboring in Sizm for thirty-nine years. He was born in Iowa City, Ia. His bride is fifty-six years old and has been in Siam for thirty-four years. She was born in Valparaiso, Ind.

Kane-Cherrie. Mr. and Mrs. M. Cherrie of Sioux City, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nell, Dec. 25, to Mr. Samuel Kane.

[transcribed by S.F., August 2011]


Surprise Valley Record
Cedarville, Modoc co. California
Wednesday, March 2, 1927

Mrs. Charles Chambers passed away at her home here last Sunday evening, after a long illness, caused by cancer of the stomach. Her funeral was conducted from the M. E. Church, yesterday afternoon, Rev. W. A. Heard, officiating; and her remains were laid to rest in the Cedarville cemetery. She was a patient sufferer and bore it with Christian fortitude; and will be fondly remembered by those who knew her.

Mary A. Dunham was born at La Grande, Iowa, on March 16, 1858 and was married to Charles Chambers, June 20, 1877. She leaves to mourn her death, her husband and five children, Mrs. Nora LaPoint, of Greagle, Plumas County, Mrs. Bird Summers, of Fresno, Mrs. Mayme Allen, Mrs. Eula Chase and June Chambers, of Cedarville. The record, with many other friends, extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones in their hour of sorrow.

[transcribed by B.R., August 2005]


Ogden Standard Examiner
Ogden, Utah
June 24, 1927

Washington, June 24 (by the Associated Press) - Product of a small rural school, 13-year-old Dean Lucas of Congress, Ohio, today has the title of national spelling champion and a prize of $1000. Lucas, who is in the eighth grade in his town of 150 population, last night "spelled down" 13 girls and three boys to win the championship which is annually conducted by 17 leading newspapers. The word "abrogate" gained him the victory which Ralph Keenan, of Waukon, Iowa, aged 13, failed to spell. Keenan took second place and a $500 prize. Minerva Ressler, 12 years old, of Lancaster, Pa., took third place. All the contestants had won regional contests before their participation in the national championship. Lucas was sent to the contest by the Akron Beacon-Journal; Keenan by the Des Moines Register, and the Ressler girl by the Lancaster New Era.

[transcribed by S.F., March 2009]


New York Times
New York, New York
June 25, 1927

Other Nuptials of Today.
MacMahill-Howe. In the Church of the Transfiguration, this afternoon, Miss Mildred MacMahill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William MacMahill of Shenandoah, Iowa, will be married to Everett Wheeler Howe of Amsterdam, N.Y., son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Alanson Howe of Berlin, Mass.

[transcribed by S.F., June 2007]


Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 19, 1927

Couple Travel Far to Wed at Farmington
The fame of Utah's "Gretna Green," Farmington, has spread rather widely, according to James H. Reid and Doris L. Morris, who applied for a marriage license Monday at the office of the Davis county clerk. the bride is from Missoula, Mont. and the groom from Waukon, Iowa. they told the marriage license clerk that they had journeyed from their respective homes by automobile to get their license at Farmington. They were married immediately after obtaining their license by Justice of the Peace Thomas Brimley.

[transcribed by S.F., October 2009]


New York Times
New York, New York
December 31, 1927

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dec. 30 -- Mr. and Mrs. Don Barnes today announced the wedding of their daughter, Arlene, a student at Vassar, to Edwin H. Wadsworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Wadsworth of Council Bluffs, Iowa, which took place in the First Presbyterian Church at Mount Vernon, N.Y., on Oct. 21.

[transcribed by S.F., August 2011]

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