THE WAY IT WAS
A reluctant bride
Steamboat Springs — April 4, 1923
Paul Papp and Miss Rosa Kovoies, both of Hayden, were married Wednesday evening in Oak Creek by Justice of the Peace Joseph C. Sharp. The wedding took place at the latter’s home in the presence of several friends of the bride and groom. Mr. Papp is a well-known miner in the Oak Creek District, at present employed at the Haybro mine. His wife has been in that vicinity for several years.
The wedding was not the result of hasty judgment, for Mr. Papp had long been seeking to persuade Miss Kovoies to become his wife. Once before, he had gained her consent and he had secured a marriage license Aug. 9, 1918. A disagreement prevented the marriage from taking place. It was not until this week that he succeeded once more in getting her to agree to wed. The original license, issued over four and a half years ago, was used for the ceremony.
New arrivals at Fox Farm
“Captain Reginald,” a registered Great Dane, arrived by express this week from Pennsylvania to join “Dane Princess Rosanna” in serving as a guard at the Tanana Alaska Fox farm owned by F.M. Light and his younger sons. Another arrival at the farm this week is a litter of young foxes to “Peggy O’Neill.” Fox litters have been much later than usual in arriving this year.
Death calls Emma Gear
Miss Emma (Babe) Gear, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Gear, living five miles south of Sidney, died Tuesday evening at St. Luke’s hospital in Denver from double pneumonia. The young lady, an especially bright and attractive girl with many friends, went to Denver with the purpose of having her tonsils removed with her sister, Miss Ivan Shorthose, and her sister’s family, she left Steamboat Springs on March 15, but the train went no further than Tabernash, being stopped by snowslides that blocked the road. They were forced to complete their journey by way of Wolcott, on the Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad, and on this hard trip the young lady caught a cold that developed into her fatal illness.
Emma Christina Gear was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gear, highly respected Grouse Creek residents. She is survived by her parents, four sisters and two brothers.
The funeral was held this afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in a Denver cemetery. Present for the service were: Lester Gear and a sister, Mrs. George Cook, who had gone out on yesterday’s train to join the Shorthose family.
News of friends
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dismuke moved last week to the house on Oak Street which they recently purchased from Fred Laub, east of the residence of Charles Morning.
The Monarch pool hall, next to the Bank of Steamboat Springs, changed hands this week, having been purchased from I.G. Arnold by A.L. Hays who had recently sold the Pine Grove ranch at the mouth of Fish Creek. Mr. Hays is retaining the services of Charles Rocker, who has long served as manager, and O.E. Mallor who has been associated with the amusement place for several years.
Due to the severity of the weather during the month of March, hay is getting scarce. Considerable hay from the lower country has been shipped in to relieve the situation around Yampa.
Over in the Elk Mountain section, J.O. Wolfe visited his homestead ranch Friday, finding the snow 10 feet deep, and in the same neighborhood, Henry Eddy and Wes Turner moved the telephone from the Chess place to Grandma Turner’s.
Out in the country everyone is having troubles on the roads. There are hay and grain sleds and racks all along the way, overturned or snowed under.
Mr. and Mrs. Art Turner of Deep Creek are the happy parents of a baby boy born yesterday in Steamboat Springs.
Clear weather last week carried the temperature down to six and eight below zero. Toward the end of the week it grew warmer. On Sunday night there was a lively shower of rain, the first of the season, with distant flashes of lightning. The rain soon changed to sleet, and than a wet, heavy snow lasting only a few hours. Cloudy weather has since been the rule, with high temperatures of a few degrees below freezing.
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