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October 14, 1914

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.”

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January 1, 1908 (Part II)

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[1]  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.

[1] Leslie would go on to graduate from the Northwestern College of Medicine in Iowa City and begin a practice in Cleremont, Iowa

December 26, 1907

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

December 25, 1907

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

January 6, 1900

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