The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, dated October 17, 1914, reported on the marriage ceremony for Dr. Leslie Lewis Carr and Lavanda Gardner.
“Wellman, Ia., Oct. 17 — One of the prettiest home weddings of the season was consummated at the W. P. Gardner home Wednesday, at 5 o-clock p. m., when their daughter, Lavander, was united in marriage with Dr. Leslie Carr of Cleremont, Iowa. The short ring service was used and was performed by Reverend DeYoe of Abilene, Kansas, a brother-in-law of the groom, in the presence of about 50 guests. The bride’s father gave her away and the wedding march was played by the bride’s mother [Nettie Gassner Gardner]. Miss Suzanne Gardner acted as bridesmaid and Victor Carr, as the best man. The bride’s dress was of white silk crepe with lace tunic, and carried yellow chrysanthemums. The bride’s bouquet was white rosebuds and lilies of the valley. After the ceremony a four course supper was served. The bride is a graduate of the local schools and Iowa Wesleyan and for three years a teacher in the Victor schools. The groom graduated from the Wellman schools and Northwestern college of medicine and is now practicing at Cleremont, Iowa. The happy couple grew up here [in Wellman] and have the best wishes of all for a happy married life.”
“Ad. [Addison] and Dave Taylor of South Dakota, and Harve and Dave Taylor of St. Paul, Minn. [actually Harvey Taylor Carr & David Arthur Carr] were here to attend the Gardner-Carr nuptials.”
I cut of & bound 16 Shox big corn & 8 shox Sweet corn Joe Farley & wife visited here 2 nights & he helped me one day with the Corn in hauling & one day digging potatos & they went to new Orleans La Dave & Add Taylor came & Staid one month
Leslie Started to School in Iowa City 17 Sept for a 6 yrs Course probably in medicine is taking german & so far I have paid for him Since he started to school $150,50 but think it money well Spent as he so far tries to learn & conducts himself Straight is a member of the ymca
We have all had reasonably good health the past yr for which I am truly thankful About the first part of June I Commenced taking treatment for Cure of my hernia right Side from Dr Summers of Columbus Junction to pay one hundred dollars when cured I paid the money before we Started on our trip & was not bothered any till I had a hard Spell of Coughing in Iowa City Coming home & Since then it has been more or less weak but does not hurt me any & now I feel that I am about cured again but will wear my truss till February & then try it off again
Hix raised for me 115 bu oats & I Sold them from Machine 40c bu & about 500 bu of midling corn my barn full of fair hay & $16 worth I sold Roy my finances are in good shape I have yet 14120,00 in the old farm $6000,00 in bank & $2500,00 after debts 3 Shares Stock in Keota farmers bank & 12 ½ Shares in the Wellman Savings Bank I got as usual on New yrs day $30 a[t] 10% on my Keota bank Stock C Bond pd me 98,40 & Roy $60,00 my 4 houses bring me $50 a month I get $15 per mon pension Surely we have much to be thankful for & little to Complain of Vic Still holds his job in the bank at $20 a month & is Steady to work we have a new Saddle & bridle a new 12 in globe put in a new 24 in grate & I am very very thankful to him who doeth all things well good bye old year
Conclusion of January 1, 1908 journal entry.
 Leslie would go on to graduate from the Northwestern College of Medicine in Iowa City and begin a practice in Cleremont, Iowa
Thursday Dec 26 cold & froze in the morning but a fair like pleasant day we arose Early & lit the lights & After breakfast Holden drove one of Roys teams over & took Dave & Add to Chester on their way to their respective homes they have been here just one month I peeled 2 posts & finished the job I have over 40 Extra good mostly bur oak posts Chas Rheinhart & Lucy his wife Came from Cedar Rapids & Staid till Eve & went back on the Eve train he is an Engineer & it costs them nothing to ride on the RR She is Adds oldest girl
Wednesday December 25th Christmas & a nice mostly clear day we all went by invitation to Bells to a fine Extra Christmas turkey dinner Rach Hull Mary Alfred Amos & Effie 5 Mother & I 7 Vic Leslie 9 Maude Otto & Carrol [Klockenteger] 12 Holden Dave & Add 15 & an Extra fine table was set & Bells house was neat as a house could be She had a tree for the kids I gave Arden & Lillian [children of LeRoy & Cora Carr] Each $1 & took my overcoat pockets full of candy
Saturday Jan 6 Warm Cloudy misty thawing I wheeled out much manure for lawn & one tree & terrace Dave T[aylor] G Sigler Vic Carris all here for dinner & fed Siglers & Carris horses Roy Called & took away Calf is to pay me $4 when he sells oats he brought 2 ½ butter & I paid him 85c Mart Slocum came this Eve to get lodging & supper
Friday Jan 5 An Extra fine winter day We & Dave went to Rach Hulls for dinner & PM Mag & I went to joint installation of GAR & WRC had a first class meeting I was installed as Commander of post & Mrs John Fleming as Pres of WRC Holden is mending slowly Bell Sent us tenderloin
Thursday Jan 4 A fine winter day I visited with Dave most of the time Called at Holdens he is better I wheeled out a few loads manure on my lawn & other places