Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

     This week we complete information found in miscellaneous newspaper clippings that came from the Opal and Lester Saffell family papers, currently held in a private collection in Lubbock, Texas. The fragile newspaper clippings likely came from a Montgomery County, Iowa, newspaper (possibly the Red Oak Express) and were probably published in the early 1920s. Ralph Albert Hamlin’s memorial #13647967 on Findagrave states he married Violet PHILPOTT and Lee Everett Hamlin was his brother. (Some punctuation, capital letters in proper names, and other letters or words have been added for clarity and readability of the clipping. All-caps for surnames are used for emphasis.)

     “Lee HAMLIN came in Saturday night from Burlington and Yuma, Colo., where he has spent the summer.”

     “Ralph HAMLIN, Herman ASPLUND, and Fred MEDHURST arrived home on Monday from an auto trip to Albert Lea and other Minnesota points.”

“A Wedding Reception

     Mr. and Mrs. A. R. HAMLIN held a reception and kitchen shower Tuesday for their son, Ralph HAMLIN and wife of Creston, who were recently married at that place. A dinner was served to about 25 guests and a number of useful gifts were received. The out-of-town guests were
Mr. and Mrs. Frank HAMLIN and family, Elliott;
Mr. and Mrs. Albert GODFREY and Miss Emma GODFREY, Elliott;
Mr. and Mrs. Ray GRINNELL, Griswold;
Mrs. Frank PHILPOT, Creston;
and Mr. and Mrs. GODFREY, Mortons Mill.
Mr. and Mrs. O. K. OLSON of Red Oak were also present.
     Mr. Hamlin is well known here, having graduated from the Red Oak High School, class of 1919, and is employed as express messenger on the Burlington, running between Omaha and Peoria.”

     “Twenty-five guests spent the day and enjoyed a several course dinner at the A. R. HAMLIN home Tuesday. The affair was in honor of their son, Ralph and wife of Creston, who were recently married. A number of beautiful gifts were given to the bride and groom. Those who were out-of-town guests were Mrs. Frank FILPOT (sic) of Creston;
Mr. and Mrs. Ray GRENNELL (sic) of Griswold;
Albert GODFRED (sic) and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HAMLIN, and Emma GODFREY of Elliott;
Mr. and Mrs. Grank (sic) GODFREY of Villisca;
and Mr. and Mrs. O. K. OLSON of the Wales vicinity.”

     “Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HAMLIN of Creston, drove here for a Sunday visit in the home of the former’s relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Bert HAMLIN.”


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