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Excerpts from the Mulhall Enterprise 1903

Excerpts from the Mulhall Enterprise 1903

Submitted by: Debby Cook

Mulhall, Oklahoma, Friday, January 2, 1903
(From the first issue of the Enterprise January 6, 1894)
Married, New Year's day at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. E. Kuhlman, occurred the wedding of Mr. Ward B. Hitchcock and Miss Della E. Hines, Rev. Jno. Aughey officiating.
George Diehl, the jeweler, is happy over the advent of a boy baby.
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Wednesday Dec. 31, 1902, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. McPeek, Miss Elva, their eldest child and only daughter was married to Mr. Luciun Kemp. Mr. Kemp is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Kemp, formerly of Mulhall and who now live one mile from Standard, Okla. The solemn ceremony was witnessed by a number of relatives on both sides as well as by several friends. After the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. J.S. Bradley of Mulhall, the guests were invited to the dining room where a table was spread with the nicest of eatables. Many useful and valuable presents were received by the bride. The newly married couple took the 5:13 train in the evening, en route to Kansas City, Mo., their future home, at which place Mr. Kemp is attending the Kansas City dental college.
We wish them a happy New Year and a long and happy life.
C.L. Price today took out a coffin for the child of Clarence Hill living about six miles northwest. The child was about 3 years old.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, January 9, 1903
Married - Mr. Pickard (friend) near Red Rock, and Miss Mary Rogers from this neighborhood were united in marriage last Wednesday at Guthrie. We heartily congratulate them and wish them a long and happy life. We will miss the bride as she is one of our esteemed friends.
Mrs. Tester is the proud mother of a wee maid of 1903, Tracy the third.
The last day of the year the smiling hand of fate led us to the home of Mr. Rogers on Bridge creek. We had the pleasure of munching wedding cake and of seeing the bride of an hour as she departed for her home. The groom looked so proud of her, we wished for half a score of old shoes to throw at him.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, January 16, 1903
(Taken from The Enterprise, January 20, 1894)
Mr. Andy Davis and Miss Belle Gunter, formerly of Mulhall, were united in marriage in Arkansas City Wednesday.
(Taken from The Enterpise, February 20, 1894)
Married, at the home of the bride's mother, seven miles in the country, Sunday evening, J.W. Ard and Miss Mabel Carpenter.
On Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Shaffer, occurred the marriage of H.K. Wilder and Miss Zula Shaffer. Judge J.L. Hazelett officiating. A reception was held immediately after the ceremony.
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We wish to correct a mistake we made in last week's items in regard to the marriage of Miss Mary Rogers and Mr. Pickard. We had a misunderstanding of where they were married. It was at the bride's home instead of at Guthrie.
On Sunday morning January 11, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Hartzell began entertaining a stranger in this world, in the form of a 10-pound girl baby. Mrs. Hartzell and the new comer are doing well, and John carries himself with becoming dignity.
The father of N.H. Kelso who resided at Ponca City was taken suddenly sick Dec. 24, and died on the night of January 13. He was 75 years of age and had enjoyed excellent health until his last sickness, which was catarrh of the stomach.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, January 23, 1903
Married, at the residence of the bride's parents, four miles southwest of Mulhall, by Rev. J.S. Bradley, Jan. 14, 1903, Mr. Francis John Ford to Miss Cordelia A. Jett both residents of Mulhall township. This couple are known as among the estimable young people of this vicinity. Miss Jett carried off the first honors in the county examination last year for best scholarship in the schools of the county. Mr. Ford is a steady and industrious farmer. The Enterprise regrets only to learn that they contemplate going to California to make their home. We would rather have them stay with us, but bid them Godspeed and a long and happy life wherever they may find a home.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, January 30, 1903
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Strunk on Saturday Jan. 24, a son.
Married, Sunday Jan. 25, 1903, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Webb, Mr. Sylvester H. Clark and Miss Eva Webb, Rev. Douglas Ogle officiating. The ceremony was witnessed by about fifty invited guests who were also served an elegant dinner.
Married, at Orlando, Jan. 25, 1903, at the M.E. parsonage, by the Rev. Paul I. Everett, Mr. William Norris and Miss Fannie A. Cable. The groom is well known in the community having resided here for some time and is a son of G.G. Norris, our county assessor. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.N. Cable, who lives southwest of Mulhall. May all the blessings of life attend them, is our wish.

Mulhall, Oklahoma, Friday, February 6, 1903
Mother and Two Children With House
And Contents Burned at Orlando
Wednesday Morning.
The burning of Mrs. A.B. Deselms and two children which occurred at Orlando Wednesday morning, is a most horrible occurance. According to our best information, the fire broke out at about 10 o'clock in the forenoon, and before the neighbors knew of it the house was wrapped in flames, and Mrs. Deselms and two boys, aged one and four years, perished in the fire.
Mr. Deselms was at Purcell attending a meeting of the grand lodge of the A.O.U.W. He returned on the evening train, who can imagine or describe how disconsolate.
United in death they will not be separated in their burial. Their remains, burned beyond recognition, were enclosed in one coffin.
Mrs. Mabel M. Ard Goes Into Court For It.
In the district court yesterday Cotteral & Horner, as attorneys for Mrs. Mabel M. Ard, commenced a suit against her husband, John W. Ard, asking for both temporary alimony, pending the hearing of this case, and permanent alimony afterward.-Capital, Feb. 5th.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Longpine Tuesday night, a bouncing girl.
Miss Fannie Cable and Mr. Will Norris were married last Sunday. Their many friends join in wishing them a long and happy life.
Mrs. Frances Spyhalski, aged 22 wife of Stanislaus Spyhalski, aged 29, gave birth last week to quadruplets, two girls and two boys ranging in weight from three to six pounds. Six years ago the woman gave birth to twins and about a year later to triplets. All of these died. There is another child 9-1/2 months old. The boys have been named Samuel Jones and Theodore Roosevelt.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, February 13, 1903
Dr. Hatfield reports the birth of a baby boy to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hyde, Thursday the 12th.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, February 27, 1903
Married, at the home of the bride's parents near Marena, at 12 o'clock February 8, Mr. Fred Phelps and Miss Ora Hamener. G.L. Dent, justice of the peace, of this place performed the ceremony in the presence of a large crowd of relatives and friends. Immediately after the ceremony the guests were ushered to the table spread with every good thing imaginable, and to which each guest did full justice. Miss Hamener is one of this country's most charming and accomplished young ladies, and the groom is respected young farmer of this country. They will go to housekeeping at once near Marena, where Mr. Phelps has a home prepared for his bride. Their host of friends wish them a successful and happy life.
John Callison were here last week from his new home in Kingfisher county. He reports his family as all in good health, and he is looking well himself and says he has increased his weight several pounds. He took back the remains of their baby buried in the cemetery here, for reinterment near their home. This baby's death was the first in Mulhall (then Alfred) in July 1889.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, March 20, 1903
Dr. Hatfield reports a baby girl born to Mr. and Mrs. James Moore, Friday, March 13, 1903.

Mrs. E.T. Tucker died recently at Colorado Springs, Col. She had accompanied Mr. Tucker to California with the intention of going with him on his South American trip. Mr. Tucker sailed from San Francisco about two weeks ago. Mrs. Tucker not feeling well enough to take the trip returned to Colorado Springs hopeing to regain her health. She died last week and her body was sent to Douglas, Kansas. J.A. Gouty, her father, and Mrs. Solomon Pearson, her sister, with Mr. Pearson went the first of the week to Douglas to be present at the funeral.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, April 3, 1903
Married at the M.E. parsonage at Orlando by Rev. Paul Everett, March 29, 1903, Earl Bircket to Miss Alice Huffine. Mr. Bircket has grown up from childhood here and is known as an industrious reliable young man. Miss Huffine was a school teacher and is a young lady of education and good qualities. Mr. and Mrs. Bircket begin their home life together on the school land recently purchased from Mr. Burch one and one half miles north and two miles east of Mulhall. The Enterprise wishes them a prosperous journey thru life together.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, April 24, 1903
On April 12th, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Smith concluded to spend the Sabbath at the home of their daughter, Mrs. D.H. Whalen. Together with another married daughter they spent a pleasant day, and late in the day Mrs. Whalen crowned the enjoyment of the visitors by making them Grandpa, Grandma and Aunt, and Mr. Whalen proud Papa. It's a fine girl.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, May 15, 1903
Mrs. J.D. Minnis, whose home was six miles east, died Thursday. At this writing, we have no particulars.
Mulhall and Vicinity.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Ford, living five miles southeast, May 14th, a girl. Dr. Hatfield reports all doing well.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, May 22, 1903
Word reached here a short time ago of the marriage of Miss Ida Halsey, formerly of this vicinity, but now of Woodward and Jim Hunt of district 46. Their future home will be at Guthrie, Oklahoma. Success and a happy future to them.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, June 5, 1903
There was a quiet wedding in the neighborhood last week. Pink Smith and a lady, from Ottawa, Kansas, were married at Perry on the 28th of May. They returned to Mulhall, last Thursday on the 12 o'clock train and then drove to their home five miles west of Mulhall, where the wedding feast was served. We wish them joy and happiness through life.
Also, on Thursday night May 29, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Galaway became the parents of a girl baby. All doing nicely.
Dr. Hatfield reports the arrival of a daughter, last Friday morning, to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brown living northwest of town.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, June 12, 1903
Married at the Catholic in Guthrie, Saturday, June 6th, Joseph Braun to Miss Mary Resneder. The bride came recently from Salt Lake City, and Joe is too well known about Mulhall to need an introduction, having come to this vicinity over twelve years ago. They are both of the stock that will make their way by honest labor. Mr. Braun secured a valuable claim in the new country, seven miles southeast of Hobart, to which they will go the latter part of this week. THE ENTERPRISE predicts for them success.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, June 19, 1903
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Asa Hunt, twin babies - a boy and a girl.
We wonder what made Mr. Stout feel so proud? Because he has a big boy at their house. He said he was going to put him to chopping cotton.
The marriage, by Judge Goodrich at Guthrie, of E.H. Mueller and Mrs. Rosa Mittash is announced. Mr. Mueller is a prominent German of the capital city. Mrs. Mittash is well known here.

Mr. and Mrs. George Rotterman are entertaining a new comer into this world. Relying on information we think reliable, we suggest to George that he names it "Minnie."
Grant Barnard reports the arrival of a ten pound boy at his home on the 12th. This youngster got here just in time to help his five brothers with the harvest. Six boys in this family ought to put Mr. and Mrs. Barnard in good favor with Mr. Roosevelt's administration.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, June 26, 1903
Mrs. Mitash and Mr. Mueller were married last Tuesday by the probate judge. Mrs. Mitash was an early settler of 1889. She has been a widow three years. She is a catholic, forty-three years of age, and well provided with this world's goods. She was held in high esteem by her neighbors. Mr. Mueller is a German forty-eight years of age, has been in the United States twenty-two years. He is a building contractor of considerable wealth and is now constructing several buildings in Guthrie. While Mrs. Mueller is busy with harvest, it gives them but short visits together. Mr. Mueller presented his new daughters with a $280 piano last Sunday; the music dealer of Guthrie brought it out. The newly married couple were serenaded last Saturday and the jollification lasted until 5 o'clock Sunday morning.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, July 24, 1903
Charles Frederick Wilson and Miss Pearl Wade were married, Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. Lewellyn, north of town. Rev. D.L. Edwards performed the marriage ceremony.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, July 31, 1903
Married, at the home of the bride's parents on West Mansur avenue, Guthrie, July 21st, Mr. Carl Rice and Miss Lizzie Calvert, Rev. J.T. Ogle, of the Christian church, officiating.
These worthy young people are well known in the vicinity of Mulhall. Mr. Rice is the son of Wallace E. Rice who formerly lived with his family, four miles southeast of Mulhall. Carl is a young man of sterling qualities and good business capacity, and is now with A.L. Rhodes in the mercantile business at Coyle. Miss Calvert is the eldest daughter of W.S. Calvert, late superintendent of schools of Logan county, and also lived on a farm nearby the Rice homestead. Carl and Lizzie attended the same school, both were good looking, sensible, and had good taste, and the outcome of it is as might be guessed. Miss Calvert is one of Logan county's successful teachers.
THE ENTERPRISE extends congratulations and a wish for a long and happy life.

Married, at the M.E. Parsonage, by Rev. W.O. Allen, pastor, Sunday evening, July 26, 1903, Mr. Evart J. Champion to Miss Mabel I. Phillips. The ceremony was witnessed only by a few near relatives.
After the marriage, a few of the immediate friends and relatives sat down to a quiet supper at the home of the bride's parents, and enjoyed with the newly wedded couple, an elegantly prepared supper. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Champion, Will Champion, Claude Phillips, Misses Lulu Burford, Luella and Ethel Ward, Hallie Kemp, Ethel Champion, and Lena Wood besides the Phillips family.
No young couple in Mulhall were better or more favorably known than Evart Champion and Mabel Phillips. They are both well equipped in business qualifications, and having a host of friends, it seems safe to predict a happy and prosperous future.
THE ENTERPRISE joins with their friends in wishing such a consumation.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, August 7, 1903
Charlie Fraser's smile Tuesday morning was expansive; Indeed, all that prevented its meeting at the back of his neck was his collar button. A nine pound boy, and all doing well was the occasion.
Cashier L.P. Strothman was at his place at the bank Monday morning, with the announcement of the arrival at his home of a twelve pound boy. He was accompanying the news, with a cigar to his friends.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, August 14, 1903
Clyde Phillips and Edna Crouch were married at Guthrie by Judge Goodrich, last Friday, August 7th. This event was not unexpected but the young people sprung a surprise on the most knowing ones. While Clyde was supposed to be attending to business at Marshall, Miss Edna quietly took the 1:30 train for Guthrie, where she was met by her future husband. They were made one as above stated, and were at home in Marshall before their Mulhall "wise guy" friends got a hint. These same friends determined to give them a reception when they returned to Mulhall, but again they were out generaled, so the bride and groom came and went without the threatened "reception, but just wait." If the world don't come to an end, the boys may catch them yet. THE ENTERPRISE joins their friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Phillips a happy married life.
A very beautiful and impressive marriage ceremony took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Woodworth near Orlando, Oklahoma, Wednesday, August 5th, in which the participants were Mr. Byron M. Wright and Miss Clara E. Woodworth.
The hour for the wedding was three o'clock, and at that time, the bride and groom, preceded by Rev. P.J. Everett, entered the parlor to the joyous strains of a wedding march played by Miss Annie Dorr.
They pledged their faith to each other, while standing under an arch of flowers, which greatly added to the beauty of the surroundings.
The bride was beautifully attired in white silk, trimmed in lace and ribbon, and the groom wore the conventional black.
Following the ceremony delicious refreshments were served consisting of ice cream, cake, and fruit.
The bride, who is a charming young woman, is the daughter of Mr. H.C. Woodworth, one of Orlando's most respected citizens.
The groom is a rising young farmer of Chadwick, Oklahoma, but was formerly from Mount City, Kansas.
They left Sunday on the noon train for their new home near Chadwick.
The following is a list of presents received from relatives and friends:
Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Woodworth, large lamp; Misses Sadie and Jessie Woodworth, water set; Mr. Elihu Wright, Mound City, Kans.--$50; Mrs. Mattie Lacompt, Mount City, Kan.--$25; Mr. and Mrs. George Pfaff, Oswego, Kans.-set of silver knives and forks; Mrs. Sarah Johnson, Buffalo, Mo.-pair of linen towels; Mr. and Mrs. M. Harshaw, Altamont, Kans.-silver berry spoon; Mr. and Mrs. James Piper, Ft. Scott, Kans.-embroidered doiley; Mrs. J.A. Thomas, Navina, Okla.-water pitcher; Miss Achsa Weidenheimer, Navina, Okla.-set of glasses; Mrs. DeSelms, Mrs. Emery, Mrs. Anderson and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Woodworth, and Miss Annie Dorr, set of silver knives and forks; Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Bowman, china bread plate, sugar bowl, and cream pitcher; Mr. A.V. Cowman, book-"Wedding Bells;" Mr. Mewheraer, bed spread; Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Scott and family, silver napkin rings; Mr. and Mrs. Nida and son Eugene, set of bone dishes; Miss Clara Ohms, set of silver teaspoons and tablespoons; Mrs. Basinger, set of salt dishes; Mr. Thomas and Geo. Mewherter, water set; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dorr, pair of linen towels; Master Lawrence Woodworth, set of sauce dishes, Mr. and Mrs. Brunson, Mound City, Kans., table cloth.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, August 28, 1903
The soundbound train, at 1:30, Thursday, carried a merry wedding party from here to Guthrie, where Mr. W.G. Swartz and Miss Lizzie Schleicher, of Orlando' went before Judge C.W. Goodrich, procured the necessary license and were married by the Judge. Several of their young friends were with them. They made the trip via Mulhall to escape some of their Orlando friends' rice.
Mr. Swartz is a brother of A.G. Swartz, the operator here, who was one of the party. Some of their acquintances here showered them with rice as they were taking the train. They returned on the 5 o'clock.
Mr. Smith, who has been sick for some time, passed away Saturday evening at 5 o'clock. He was buried in Roselawn cemetery. We are sorry to lose Mr. Smith.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, September 18, 1903
Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Vanhorn, living five miles southeast of town, a ten pound boy. All doing nicely.

Mulhall Enterprise, Friday, September 25, 1903
A son and daughter of J.W. Fallin, Esq., married to Miss Cora Ireton and Mr. Ora James respectively:
On Saturday last, Roy Fallin went to Arkansas City where he was married to Miss Cora Ireton, a daughter of Wm. Ireton who formerly lived here. Mr. and Mrs. Fallin returned here in time to be present at the wedding of Miss Dora Fallin and Mr. Ora James, which occurred Sunday evening, September 20th. A. Nehr, a minister of the Dunkard church, tying the matrimonial knot at the home of the bride's parents, four miles southeast of Mulhall. All the parties are known in the community; they have grown up here from childhood. Indeed, it hardly seems possible that the boys and girls, who, but yesterday, were attending school together in knickerbockers and pinafores, a doubtless writing sly little notes that read "The rose is red, etc.," are today men and women. Yet we are brought to a realization of the face that Oklahoma has come to the age when her children are beginning to make homes of their own.
The wedding was a quiet one, none being present but the relatives and immediate friends. Mr. and Mrs. Fallin will be at home on the Vanderford place which Roy has farmed the past year. Mr. and Mrs. James go to the new country, where Mr. James has a position overseeing a large ranch.
THE ENTERPRISE wishes prosperity and happiness for these young people.
A report is out that a ten-pound baby boy has arrived at the home of G.J. Pfeiffer.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Willis Banks, a baby boy, Saturday, Sept. 12th.

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