Holyoke Snippets — 29 September 1909

by Laurel | September 29th, 2014

29 September 1909

Yankee Doodle Detective

Yankee Doodle Detective

Today and Tonight —The Yankee Doodle Detective” at the Empire Theater.

Jess-Stapleton Wedding — Miss Lillian G. Jess of 41 Fairfield Avenue and William R. Stapleton of 211 Beech Street were married at Holy Cross Church yesterday morning, Rev. John C. Ivers performing the ceremony and celebrating the nuptial mass which followed. A large number of relatives and friends attended the wedding. The bride wore a blue tailor-made traveling suit, with a hat to match, and the attendants were Miss Catherine Jess and Thomas N. Murray. Following the church service the party left for Springfield, where a wedding breakfast was served at the Hotel Worthy, after which Mr. and Mrs. Stapleton left for New York. On their return they will reside at the Elmwood. The bride’s gift to the bridesmaid was a ring, and the best man received a scarf pin from the groom. The couple received many wedding gifts. Both the bride and the groom are well-known in Holyoke.

The rain of Monday night undermined the wall on the Dwight Street side of the new building being erected at the corner of Dwight and Maple Streets, and about 50 feet of wall fell into the basement yesterday, which will still further delay the work and make an added expense.

Lillian B. Dady died last evening at her home, 821 High Street, after a short illness. She leaved five brothers and five sisters. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

The first of the series of complimentary dances to be given during the winter was held at the state armory last evening by Co D. About 300 couples were present. The music for the dancing was furnished by Schurch’s orchestra and T. F. Donoghue directed the program, which contained all round dances.

John Leary of 78 Maple Street had his right foot injured in the elevator at the Prentiss wire works yesterday. Although the foot was badly bruised, no bones were broken. He was attended by Dr. A. B. Wetherll.

A.E. Hill gave a lecture on the steam engine before the stationary firemen at their hall last evening, illustrating the lecture with diagrams on the blackboard. The lecture was well attended and was followed with interest.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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