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Helen Benita Laird

Former Maquoketa Girl Weds in “Ol Virginny”

From the Brunswick (Va.) Times we glean the following item which will be read with interest by the many friends of the bride.

Riegel – Laird

On Tuesday, December 28, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Laird, Lawrenceville, there was a quiet but impressive marriage of their daughter, Helen Benita, to Mr. Wm. Glen Riegel of Edgerton, by Rev. J. W. Gee. The ring ceremony being used.

The bride’s sister, Miss Gladys Laird, was maid of honor. Mr. Marvin Cumbia was best man. The ring bearer was little Hazel Mae Crane, niece of the groom. The bride carried a beautiful bouquet of bride’s roses and ferns, and was given away by her father. The maid of honor carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums. The home was beautifully decorated with the color scheme of yellow and green, which was carried out with holly, mistletoe and running cedar.

The ceremony was witnessed by about forty relatives and close friends. The bride is one of the instructors of Lawrence High School, having come here from the schools of Iowa and Minnesota. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Riegel of Edgerton and is a successful young farmer. During the world war he served as engineer on a convoy at Brest, France.

Immediately after the ceremony a bountiful supper was served by four of the bride’s closest friends, after which the happy couple left by motor for a trip through the South.

After January 15th they will be at home on the farm of the groom at Edgerton.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, published Tuesday, January 18, 1921, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.]

P. L. Lake

Attorney at Law, U. S. Examining surgeon, Justice of the Peace, Notary, Conveyance, and General Collection Agent-Probate Business a Specialty-Chronic Diseases Treated at the Office-Trusses Furnished and Applied cheaply-Maquoketa, Iowa.”
[Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Monday, February 14, 1876, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

A. D. Lawrence

A. D. Lawrence, so well known here, and son Art have dissolved partnership at Maquoketa in the dry goods business. Art has gone to Marion, Iowa and opened up a large dry goods store. Mr. Lawrence and son Dale remain in the same business in Maquoketa, Iowa.

[Rockford Republic (Rockford, IL) Wednesday, September 30, 1903, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

John Leslie

Lost His Money.
John Leslie of Maquoketa, Iowa, arrived in the city Tuesday morning and at once preceded to fill himself full of tanglefoot. When he reached the sleepy state of drunkenness he found his way to the bank of the river under the Union Pacific bridge and laid down for a rest. When he awakened his pocket book with $9, was missing. It is still missing. John has returned to the land of interdicted whiskey.

[Omaha Daily Bee (Omaha, NE) June 24, 1886, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

E. H. Levsen

Book Mississippi Valley League Sensation.

E. H. Levsen, right handed pitcher from Cedar Rapis of the Mississippi Valley league is the newest acquisition of the Cleveland Indians, it was announced yesterday. Levsen, who has won twelve and lost two games this season, will report in September.

Levsen is twenty-four years of age six feet, one inch tall, which weighs 180 pounds. His home is at Maquoketa, Ia., and he is a graduate of the Iowa Agricultural college at Ames, Ia. At college he played shortstop and acted as relief pitcher.

Though he did not join Cedar Rapids until June 22, Levsen has been working steadily and is said to be one of the hurling sensations of the Mississippi Valley circuit.

[Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Tuesday, August 7, 1923, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Thomas Lott

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lott and Mrs. Lotts father, H. M. Tracy, from near Radium, were Warren visitors yesterday. They came here last spring from Maquoketa, Iowa, to engage in farming on the A. N. Eckstrom farm, which Mr. Tracy had purchased. Mr. and Mrs. Lott have never lived on a farm before, yet they are pleased and well satisfied with their first year’s experience, their crops having turned out very well.

[Source: Warren Sheaf, Warren, Minnesota, October 6, 1915, transcribed by mkk]

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lott, of Radium, entertained at dinner Sunday as guests, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Tracy, of Maquoketa, Iowa; Mr. John Tracy of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Vansickle, of north of Warren and their guest, Mrs. John Turner of Maquoketa, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hanson, all former residents of Maquoketa, Iowa.

[Source: Warren Sheaf, Warren, Minnesota, October 13, 1915, transcribed by mkk]

L. S. Lovelace

Iowa Items

On the 17th inst., Mr. L. S. Lovelace, living near Maquoketa, had his left leg so seriously injured by allowing it to be caught in a threshing machine horse power that amputation was necessitated.
[Daily Iowa State Register – Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday October 1, 1867, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]

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