Sunday, March 28, 2010

JEROME By Miss Susie Sidles

The Seymour Herald - 20 November 1952
  Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Ervin visited friends in Cincinnati Sunday.
  Harold Hart visited his sister, Mrs. W. R. Hefner, the first of the week. He was enroute from Chicago, where he has been employed for several years, to Whittier, Calif., where he will move with his family. He will have employment there. 
  Mrs. I. E. Fry has received word that her sister, Mrs. Sylvia Hullett, of Omaha had been severely burned in an accident and was in critical condition.
  MYF will meet at the church Wednesday evening.
  Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sidles and Mrs. Janice Sidles of Seymour spent Sunday with the Howard Sidles family in Ames and with Pet and Jim, who attend school there.
  Howard Sidles will soon go to Oak Ridge, Tenn., for two weeks training in the Naval Reserve. He will be accompanied by his family, who will spend time with her parents in Raleigh, N.C.
  Billy Fry, who returned from service in Germany two weeks ago, was married Saturday, Nov. 15, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Fry.
  The bride was Miss Geneva Stevens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry [Elmer] Stevens of Centerville. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. M. R. Gonzalez in the presence of the immediate family, Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Fry and son, Jackie, of Bettendorf; the bride's mother, Mrs. Ada Stevens of Centerville; Mrs. M. R. Gonzales and Portia; Mrs. Anna Snodgrass; Mrs. Mae Manda and Miss Mary Scott.
  Best man was Jackie Fry and the bridesmaid was Miss Shirley Coatney of Centerville.
  Mrs. Fry served refreshments of sandwiches, ice cream and coffee with the wedding cake.
  The community gave a shower for them Monday night in the school auditorium with Mrs. Marshall Moore and Mrs. I. E. Fry as hostesses. They were assisted by Mrs. John Ponsetto.
  Harvest Home Sunday will be observed at the Methodist church Sunday, Nov. 23, in connection with layman's day. Mrs. Charley McGavran, lay leader, will be in charge.
  Guest speaker will be Roger Crews, field man for the Appanoose county extension program.
  There will be special music and other features in connection with the services at the regular preaching hour, 10 o'clock, followed by Sunday school.


  1. I was very surprised to find this wedding article for Billy Fry and Geneva Stevens. It brought tears to my eyes, Geneva was my oldest sister. I knew she was married to Bill but I didn't know they had such a sweet wedding. But there is a mistake, Dads name was Elmer Stevens instead of Henry. Just so other researcher can keep the records straight. I thank you very much

  2. Thank you very much. I have made notations in the article regarding your father's name. I would sincerely appreciate any additional information and/or pictures of your Stevens family to post on The Jerome Journal. You may correspond with me privately via email at Bill Hawkins, Editor