FERRIS AND FORNEY Family Events
Residents of LaHarpe, Allen County, Kansas
Newspaper clipping found among the belongings of Hattie FERRIS typed exactly as appears in clipping. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. FERRIS were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Oscar FERRIS. Date penciled on side of clipping: May 19, 1905 (newspaper unknown)
C. E. Meeting
The members of the Christian Endeavor met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. FERRIS Tuesday evening. The meeting was a busy one. After the business of the society was finished the remainder of the evening was spent socially. Refreshments were served. Those present were: Claude FREEMAN, Wendell PHILLIPS, Albert and Minnie OHLFEST, Dumont Sickly, Dr. PARKS, C. H. OLSON, Rev. and Mrs. BRIGHT, Mr. and Mrs. FARMER, Rilla EAGLE, Mr. and Mrs. FOX, Grace COOKSEY, Jessie and Lois WILSON, Richard ROSE and Pearl NASH.
Newspaper clipping found among the belongings of Hattie FERRIS. There is a penciled note on the side of the clipping that reads: June 10, 1905, no notation of the newspaper this clipping was taken from.
A Surprise Party
The young friends of Miss Hattie FERRIS gathered at her home in South LaHarpe Saturday evening and perpetrated a neat surprise on her, that day being her birthday. Games, charades, congress, social chat, etc. were the amusements that made the moments fly. Those present were: Mesdames FORNEY and TREADWAY; Misses Bertha SICKLY, Rilla EAGLE, Myrtle SNYDER, Minni OHLFEST, Olive and Bessie HAVERFIELD, Elsi FELGER, Annie and Agnes KRAFT, Grace COOKSEY, Mabel SAEGER, Hattie FERRIS, Messrs. Wendell PHILLIPS, Claude FREEMAN, Herbert MARTIN, Dumont SICKLY, C. H. OLSON, John TREDWAY, Hershal SMITH, Albert OHLFEST, Joe FERRIS, Harry FORNEY.
Newspaper clipping found among the belongings of Hattie FERRIS. There is a penciled note on the side of the clipping that reads: May 6, '05 (read 1905), no notation of the newspaper this clipping was taken from. Typed exactly as appears in clipping.
NEWS FROM LA HARPE
From Monday's Daily
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. FERRIS celebrated the 30th anniversary of their marriage last Saturday evening. About forty of the old settlers were invited to attend a little party in honor of the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. FERRIS were the recipients of several pretty silver and china presents. Dainty refreshments were served and all report having a splendid time.
From Tuesday's Daily
The Register (most likely the Iola Register- Ed. note) yesterday contained a brief announcement of the thirtieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. FERRIS. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. FERRIS are among the oldest settlers of the county. They came to Kansas from Gardner, Illinois, twenty-six years ago this spring and settled on a farm about two miles southeast of La Harpe, where they lived until this spring when they moved to La Harpe. They have built a fine residence on South Main Street. They have four children, two boys and two girls. Joe lives in the county and Harry is in California. One of the daughters, Mrs. FORNEY lives in the county and the other Miss Hattie, is at home.
The gathering Saturday evening was attended by nearly all of the old friends of Mr. and Mrs. FERRIS. A bountiful supper was served and the evening was spent in social talk and recounting some of the experiences of the earlier settlers of the vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. FERRIS were the recipients of many handsome presents.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. SICKLY, Mr. and Mrs. EAGLE, Mr. and Mrs. NASH, Mr. and Mrs. DONNAN and Miss Zoe DONNAN, Mr. and Mrs. WALTON, Mr. and Mrs. OHLFEST, Mr. and Mrs. ROBERTS, Mr. and Mrs. OHLFEST, Mr. DAVIS, Mrs. PEET, Mr. and Mrs. SNYDER, Mr. and Mrs. BRISTER, Mr. and Mrs. HACKNEY, Mrs. DANFORTH, Mr. H. A. FERRIS, Mr. and Mrs. COX, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. FORNEY, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. FORNEY, Mrs. SEAGER, Miss AUGUSTINE, Rev. Mr. BRIGHT, Mr. and Mrs. WILSON, Mr. and Mrs. Charles SMITH.
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