This excerpt comes from the Morehouse, Missouri society section of the 29 May 1952 edition of The Sikeston Herald.


Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Savage[1] had as guests last week-end[2] Mr. and Mrs. Morley Watts[3] and daughter[4] of Marshall, Ark.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lathom[5] of near Sikeston, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Graham[6] of Sikeston visited Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Savage last Sunday.


[1] Robert Claiborn Savage and his wife Armelta Bellzora “Bell” Watts.

[2] “Last week-end” was 24-25 May 1952.

[3] William Marley Watts and his wife Cordelia May Kimbrell. Marley was Bell’s brother.

[4] Probably Marley and Cordelia’s daughter Ermadean, since their other daughter Blanche was referenced separately and living in Missouri. See [6].

[5] William Steve Lathum and his wife Minnie Caldwell. Steve was the son of Frank Lathum and his wife America Ann Watts. America was the sister of Marley and Bell, thus Steve was their nephew.

[6] Daniel Page Graham and his wife Blanche Watts.

Source “Morehouse,” The Sikeston Herald, Thursday, 29 May 1952, page 3. Retrieved on 6 September 2012.

2 thoughts on “A Weekend With The Savages

  1. Yes, that’s how it was spelled in the newspaper. I always take extra care to transcribe articles exactly how they appear — spelling, punctuation and all. I haven’t before encountered that spelling of Lathum, either.


  2. Byron is that how the name of Latham is spelled in the paper you have – LATHUM? I have never seen it spelled that way. Interesting??


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