Wednesday, December 28, 2016

1960 News - Friends Learn of Hawkins Nuptials

The Seymour Herald – 4 February 1960
Friends Learn of Hawkins Nuptials;
Reschedule Jerome Activities
  JEROME – During the holidays friends here learned of the marriage of Bill Hawkins, so of Mr. and Mrs. William Hawkins of Davenport.  He lived here and was very active in youth affairs until the family moved to Davenport.  There he attended school, graduated from high school and attended the University of Chicago.  The following is a brief report of the wedding from the Springfield, Ill., paper:
  “The first wedding to be held in the chapel of the new First Congregational church was Miss Francia Ann Kozelka, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kozelka of Springfield, Ill., to William Richard Hawkins of Davenport at 4:30 on Dec. 26, 1959.  Miss Martha Cotton of Springfield was the bride’s matron of honor and James R. Moeller of Walcott was Hawkins’ best man.
  “A reception was held in the church parlors after the wedding ceremony.
  “The newlyweds are third-year students at the University of Chicago and have returned to school.  They live at 5520 Ellis Ave., Apt. 1 E, Chicago, Ill.”
  This community wishes the young couple the best of everything.
  Most all activities were called off last week because of ice on the roads and streets.
  WSCS will meet Thursday for its cooperative dinner.  Mrs. J. G. Morris will be lesson leader and Mrs. J. W. Workman will have the devotions.
  Lincoln Lions 4-H was also called off on Wednesday evening and their meeting will be called later.
  Jim Condra of Cedar Rapids spent the week end at home.
  Mr. and Mrs. Richard Blozevich of Davenport spent the week end at the parental Milton Blozevich home.
  Rita Redwick of Bettendorf spent the week end with her grandparents, the Mike Ponsettos.
  Mrs. Walter White of east of town was taken to the hospital in Centerville Friday for observation.
  Marion Zemo of Davenport spent the week end at the parental Frank Zemo home.
  When word was received here of the death of Ova Kinney, the old time people thought of the music he and his sister furnished for our church when they were young.  They often joined with other people to make a quartet.
  Carl McKern and family of Davenport spent the week end with his parents, the Eugene McKerns.
  Ed Bradley and family of Mystic and the Junior Fenton family of Centerville visited the John Ponsettos Sunday.
  Ricky and Sharon Lucas of Centerville spent the week end with their grandparents, the Theo. Broshers.
  Mr. and Mrs. Robert DeVore and family spent Sunday with William Neighbor family near Cincinnati.
  Ronald Kinsler will fill the pulpit again next Sunday while Rev. Lockhead spends the time at Mystic.
  Mrs. Clark Anderson will entertain the helping hand club Thursday, Feb. 4, in the afternoon. Mrs. Leonard Wilson will furnish the entertainment.
  Mrs. Joe Beer, Mrs. Gail Felkner, Mrs. W.  R. Hefner, Mrs. James Felkner and Mrs. Bert Murphy attended a meeting of the parsonage committee of the different churches on the Mystic circuit Sunday afternoon at the parsonage in Mystic.  They were making plans for some parsonage improvements.
  Mrs. Ivan Long spent Friday at the Frank Long home.
  Paul Seals and two sons of Bloomfield spent Sunday at the parental Claude Seals home.
  Mr. and Mrs. George Sidles spent Sunday in Milton with the Donald Howells.
  Mrs. J. G. Morris and Charles and Miss Anne Hutson of Jefferson City, Mo., were dinner guests with Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Condra and Jim.
--Susie R. Sidles

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