Compiled by Helen Reiland THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL, Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1955
Marion Sutton To Wed Millionaire A former Mazeppa girl has been receiving a lion’s share of attention in the nation’s press this week. She is attractive Marion Sutton, Minneapolis and New York model. Miss Sutton was born in Mazeppa, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Sutton. Her father died and she moved with her mother and brother Carol to Minneapolis about 15 years ago. Marion will be married this Saturday, July 30, to Kansas City tycoon Edward L. Williams, a self-made magnate in the park cemetery field. Mr. Williams announced he wanted to give Marion “a lovely wedding because she is a lovely girl.” The wedding will take place in a Braniff Airways plane, bearing the inscription “Cupid’s Express.” A red plush carpet will be rolled out from the airport to the entrance of the plane. There will be a chromium handrail marking the path to the plane. The bride and her attendant, Mrs. Edward P. Schwartz of Minneapolis will ride to the airport in one limousine and the bridegroom and his best man in another. The wedding guests will go out in an air-cooled bus. The plane trip over Iowa, where the marriage will take place will take about an hour and a half.
They will live near Kansas City, on a 30-acre estate. It contains two lakes, a 10-room main house, summer house, guest house, servant house and laundry. Mr. Williams also owns two yachts one a 40-footer and the other an 81-footer, on which they plan to spend a lot of time. Mr. Williams will build a summer home on the St. Croix. His small yacht has been brought there by his captain, Clyde Coulter and is called The Lady Marion. One of Miss Sutton’s wedding presents was a white Cadillac convertible another a watch so bejeweled with diamonds, the hands can be seen in the dark. Among those invited to the reception are Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Tommeraas, Mr. and Mrs. Lullus Darcy and Mrs. Helen Heaney of Mazeppa and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Engelhart of Red Wing.
THREE ARE GRADUATED FROM WINONA TEACHERS’ Miss Ruth Reeve, Mrs. Wilbur Bright and Mrs. Arthur Reiland were among those who received associate degrees in education from Winona State Teachers’ college at graduation exercises last Friday morning.
Obituaries: JACOB MAIRE Word was received Friday morning of the death of Jacob Maire, who passed away that morning at St. Elizabeth hospital at Wabasha. Mr. Maire was born at Bear Valley, June 8th, 1871. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Maire. Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Adeline Sheldon of Old Wives, Sask., Canada, also a number of nieces and nephews. Burial was at Wabasha, Monday afternoon. Among those attending the funeral were Mrs. Roy Meek, Mrs. Emil Kuehn, Miss Minnie Sheldon, Stephen Clemens, all of Mazeppa and Mrs. Lyle Jones, Miss Verona Clemens and Miss Agnes Clemens of Red Wing. Correspondence “Dear Mr. and Mrs. Tommeraas: “I would like you to know how much I enjoyed and appreciate very fine article you published pertaining to my grandfather Ira O. Seeley. Your coverage of the entire centennial was excellent. I’m sure the Mazeppa people must be very proud of their local paper. “I also appreciate the kindness and courtesy shown me by those in charge of the parade. I have never seen a parade that was better planned or better executed. I feel real proud to have been a part of it. “The day was a huge success and will long remain a pleasant memory. “You may be interested to know that I expect to send the large framed picture of my grandfather to the State Historical Society.” “Sincerely, Mrs. Nellie Marshall
MRS. SHELDON CELEBRATES NINETIETH BIRTHDAY (The following item is taken from the Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Times-Herald of May 9. Mrs. Sheldon is a former resident.) Mrs. Addie (Grandma) Sheldon was surprised by members of her family on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Present were her two sons and two daughters, and her only daughter-in-law, also nine of her 13 grandchildren. Mrs. Sheldon came to homestead from Minnesota with her husband and family in the spring of 1912 and has resided there ever since. She was widowed in 1935 and resides with her youngest son and his family and one daughter. All of her children have settled near her. In the early days Mrs. Sheldon acted as nurse and midwife, as the district was so isolated, and the children she helped to bring into the world are now scattered over most of Canada.
How True, Dep’t Got a big kick out of Hank Gerken’s remark that the mosquitoes bit up the handle of his paint brush and it got so big he couldn’t hang onto it! Glad I Wasn’t There Paul Sommerfield and Harvey Sommerfield killed a rattle snake on the Joe Francis place this week. It measured 46 inches and had seven rattles. A second snake got away.
Historical Happenings are taken directly from the archives of the original papers as printed. Any discrepancies need to be taken up with the Editor and Publisher of the said papers, who are deceased.
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