In photographs purchased from Utah County, Utah, was a small plastic sleeve containing a photograph and a copy of a newspaper article. Unfortunately, I am unsure in which newspaper the article may have been printed.
AID SOCIETY PLAY PLEASES
Utica Women Delight Large Audience With Church Comedy
Utica, May 24.—The “Strike of the Ladies Aid” was presented to a large audience at the Utica Baptist church Thursday evening. The following took part:
Mrs. Cheerbody, president of the Ladies Aid, Mrs. Sam Stodden.
Miss Sadie Razor, who made cutting remarks, Ellen Schmeiding.
Grandma, who was quite deaf, Mrs. C.D. Sargent.
Mrs. Raven Crocker, a born pessimist, Mrs. Clarence Hunt.
Mrs. Takem Pills, who enjoys poor health, Mrs. Russell Prentice.
Mrs. O.U. Sliver, but she isn’t, Mrs. E.E. Childers.
Mrs. O.B. Proudfoot, who puts on airs, Mrs. George Vandegraff.
Miss Cherry Blossom, inclined to be sentimental, Mrs. N.W. Hamm.
Mrs. Cloudy Weather, the mother of nine, Mrs. Duff.
Mrs. O. Gadabout, who makes calls, Mrs. H.W. Fowlie.
Mrs. U. Stirafuss, who was always starting something, Mrs. I.W. Norton.
Miss Carrie Germs, Mrs. James Meador.
Miss Ima Whatnot, Mrs. Henry Clark.
Mrs. Amelia Prunes, Mrs. Harry Scanlon.
Prunella Prunes, a youthful visitor, Elsie Donavan.
Between the first and second acts, Harvey Bottomley sang several vocal solos, accompanied by Mrs. J.S. Geen. Other numbers were a piano duet by Mrs. Geen and Miss Louise Geen and a cornet solo by Elbert Stodden.
Mrs. H.C. Cary of La Salle deserves much credit for the manner in which she directed the play.
The photograph in the sleeve:
May 24, 1929
After a little bit of research I found more information on the two above.
Neve Sargent is Genevera Moore, daughter of George Moore and Etta Weld, wife of Clinton D Sargent. Neve was born February 11, 1874 in Tonica, LaSalle County, Illinois. She had at least three children: Norma, Glenn, and Vernon. Neve died December 6, 1941 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and was buried December 10, 1941 in Utica, LaSalle County, Illinois (cemetery only listed as “local”).
Nellie Stodden is Nellie Dimmick, daughter of Henry M Dimmick and Rosa M Calkins, wife of Samuel B Stodden. Not as much information can be found for Nellie as her death isn’t listed in the indexes. However, according to her headstone she was born in 1882 and she died in 1961 (she is buried in Deer Park Cemetery, Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois). Nellie had at least two children: Elda and Elbert.