Rodney Hill & Lucy Elder marriage
Rodney J, Hill and Miss Lucy Elder Married in Redwood City Saturday Rodney J. Hill and Mtss Lucy Irene Elder handed their friends aud Vela- fives a neat surprise package Saturday when they were secretly married in Redwood City. On Friday afternoon they drove away with a horse and buggy, leaving the impression that they were going to Rumsey to visit the groom's sister, Mrs. Ed Morrin Instead of doing that they drove to Davis and boarded a train for San BYaneisco. On reaching the metropolis they took another train for Redwood City, where they obtained ' their marriage license. On Saturday morning they were married at the parsonage of the M. E. church by the pastor of the chuich. Immediately after the ceremony they returned to San Francisco, where they remained over night. On Sunday they boarded the noon train and came up to Davis. From that point they returned to Woodland with tueir horse aud buggy, arriving here about 6 o'clock. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. J. Elder. She was bora in Indiana, but came to Woodland. with her parents when she was but nine months of age. After completing her studies in the grammar schools of this city she took a commercial course in the high school, where she first became acquainted with her husband. A little over a year ago she entered Ibe office o£ District Attorney Bailey, where she is employed as a stenographer. She is a young lady whom everybody who is acquainted with admires. The groom is the only son of Mrs. Cora Gates of this fity. He is a native of Lovelock, Nevada, but has been a resident of Yolo county about seven years. Previous to coming to Woodland five years ago he lived with his grandmother, Mrs. Guthrie, near Winters, where he attended the grammar school. He attended the Woodland high school for three terms, after which he accepted a position as bookkeeper In Spauld- iug's grocery store. After a short time he resigned his position there and accepted a similar one \viifo Johnston Bros. At present IK is. engaged in farming a small tract of land on the Wolfskin ranch, which he leased from 1. Clover. The groom was rated as one of the best athletes in high school, his specialty being basketball, at which game he was rated as a star. Mr. Hill has been very active in military circles and is a sergeant in the ranks of Company F. He is held in high esteem by all his acquaintances. Mr. and Airs. Hill will reside for the present at the residence of (be bride's parents In this city.