Friday, March 6, 2009

Crooks-Vandorn Wedding - An Interesting Event Near Jerome Sunday Evening

Semi-Weekly Iowegian - 19 February 1909
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  Jerome, Feb. 19 -- Sunday evening Feb. 14, 1909, at the home of the bride's father, Douglas Vandorn, two miles southwest of Jerome, Frank Crooks and Miss Nada Vandorn were united in marriage at six o'clock by Justice Condra, in the presence of more than thirty relatives and friends, the couple being attended by Ben Sedgwick Jr., and Miss Grace Seathe.  The bride was attired in a beautiful white silk lace trimmed gown.
  Immediately following the ceremony and congratulations the guests repaired to the dining room where a most delicious wedding dinner was served, having been prepared by the bride and relatives.  The evening was spent in a social way and notwithstanding the storm outside joy and good cheer reigned supreme within.
  Mr. Crooks is a miner and has boarded with his brother Ben at his place for the past several months.  Mrs. Crooks is the eldest daughter of Douglas Vandorn and has grown to womanhood in this community.  She has kept house for her father the past several years, her mother having died when she was quite a small girl.  Mr. and Mrs. Crooks are undecided as to where they will locate, but will probably reside in Shawville.
  Those present and the presents were as follows:  Geo. Vandorn and family, berry set; Abe Vandorn and wife, table cloth; Alva Murphy and wife, table cloth and towels; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Moore and children, water pitcher and bread plate; Mrs. M. I. Moore, cake plate; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Crooks, table cloth; Miss Ocie Moore, salad bowl; Ira Huston, fruit dish; Bert Murphy, pickle dish; Gail Murphy, spoon tray; Fred Murphy, pillow cases; Dal Herrald and family, salad bowl; Mrs. Edna Kinney, desert dishes; Mrs. Ida Jagger, of Gothenburg, Neb., silver knives and forks; Mrs. Ida Murphy also presented them with a child's silver knife and fork.  We extend congratulations and best wishes for future success and happiness.

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