Tag Archives: Rev. J. Willard DeYoe

November 14, 1923

In the “Wellman News” column published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen newspaper, dated November 14, 1923, the following was printed:

Mrs. I. N. Carr has sold her house to Mr. Tom O’Flaherty, the consideration being $4,500. Mr. Flaherty is to take possession on March 1st.  Mrs. Carr and her son, Roy, will come here from California to transact some business after which Mrs. Carr will return to the west to make her home with her children, all of whom reside there with the exception of one son, Dr. Leslie Carr of Clermont, Iowa.

Note: Two of Margaret’s daughters were not living in California yet.  Harriet Carr DeYoe lived in St. Francis, Kansas. Harriet would later move to Pomona, California after the death of her husband, Rev. J. Willard DeYoe, in 1927.   Sylvia Carr Green lived in Grand Junction, Colorado, but later moved to Orange County, California.

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February 21, 1923

Newspaper articles stated that Margaret’s sons, LeRoy and David, accompanied her on the journey back to Wellman, Iowa. They left California by train on Saturday, February 17th and arrived in Wellman three days later.

Isaac chose the following songs for his service.  His favorite, The Wonderful Country, was sung by Mrs. H. B. Knight.  A quartet, composed of Mrs. Nichols, Mrs. Knight, and Messrs. Huntsberger and Love, sang Will the Circle Be Unbroken and In the Sweet By and Bye.

Isaac asked his sons-in-law, Reverend Schwimley and Reverend DeYoe, to deliver the eulogies. They traced his life from birth to the end.  Isaac was warmly remembered by them for his home life, his service to his community and church, as well as in defense of his country during the Civil War years.

The funeral service took place in their Wellman home, also at Isaac’s request. Many floral arrangements and a silk flag were placed on his coffin. The funeral procession made its way to the Taylor cemetery where Isaac was laid to rest.

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.”

September 21, 1899

Thursday September 21st 1899 Thirty four years ago to day Mag & I went to Washington in my two horse wagon with a board for Spring seat & were married by Judge B F Brown Alice Leighton Wolf & Sister Amanda & E Bradford went along & to day our daughter Bell was married to Ralph B Hull only relatives were present a most delightful day & all went off well W A Schwimley performed the marriage Ceremony & Willard Deyoe prayed & we had a fine dinner & the young folks got Several fine & appropriate presents Mother & I gave one hundred dollars in gold which I drew from the bank this morning I have taken five more Shares of Stock in the Wellman Savings bank & now have ten Shares worth $140,00 a share Rach Hull & Wife went home Early most of our guests Stayed later & Holden & Laura spent the Evening Jap went home about 9 in the Eve & left Sylvia & baby here Martin Scranton girl & boy will Stay all night

September 20, 1899

Wednesday Sept 20 An Extra fine Sunny Cool fall day Roys hand Frank brought one load of hay & the barn is nearly full Vic helped me mow it away Nora & Allie came on the 10-26 train this AM & little Max & he has improved wonderful & can walk Harriet & I met them at the train we had a big rooster for dinner & a boiled beef heart Willard DeYoe also Came across from Keota & he took our Organ all apart & Cleaned it & it now Sounds as nice as new PM Allie & I went down & got his & Noras trunk I bought 3 big watermellons for 25c & ½ bu Sweet potatos for 35c I got 3 lbs butter 54c Jap Green came in the Evening & he played second on the organ & I fiddled

October 3, 1898

Monday Oct 3 A nice Cool day & Extra good roads we arose Early & Joe & I went to Washington drove to Walthers & Beamer Co & they loaded my furnace before dinner and I had Beamer draw up a heating contract and sign it Put up team and dinnered at Benz hotel Started home at 2 PM come by Wellman at dark left the furnace at the house Holden & Ike Bradford helped me un load it Also Rufus Whetstine who was here watering my lawn home after 8 & tired we posted some sale bills Also Willard

September 18, 1898

Sunday Sept 18  A real nice warm day  I have Stiff neck & feel very dumpish  I filled the refrigerator with nice ice & salted all stock & shaved  Roy here all day  Martin Scrantons went home after dinner  Frank Hix here Sylvia Harriet Nellie & Willard went to Keota  Nellie to help Sylvia fix her house in Keota  Mag & the children picked one bushel of damson plums