Finds Wife for Stanton Farmer
Stanton, Neb., March 4 — Uncle Sam’s mails and an Omaha preacher, Rev. Charles W. Savidge, have succeeded in securing for Harry E. Tuton, a farmer near here, a wife, who has promised to make his home happy and at the same time be a mother to his seven motherless children.
Some six months ago the first Mrs. Tuton died. There was the seven children, 320 acre farm, ten horses, fifty cattle and a big drove of hogs to be looked after. A couple of months later Mr. Tuton, driven to almost the verge of insanity, went to Omaha and told his troubles to Rev. Mr. Savidge, who advised him to marry again. Not having any person in view, Mr. Tuton did not know how to go about making an alliance. After talking matters over, the arrangements were left to the preacher, who inserted advertisements in the Omaha papers, not mentioning the name, or location of the widower. A few days later letters commenced to pour in upon Rev. Mr. Savidge. He scanned their contents and out of almost 800 he selected one from Miss Mary Fenwick, of Decatur, Ill. He liked the tone of it and sent the missive to Mr. Tuton, who opened a correspondence with Miss Fenwick.
After the first letter others went thick and fast and a couple of weeks ago Mr. Tuton went to Illinois, met Miss Fenwick and both were satisfied. They were married and at once started for their home here, stopping over in Omaha to thank Rev. Mr. Savidge for what he did in their behalf.
Source: The Norfolk Weekly News-Journal, Friday, March 11, 1910, page 2.