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How They Met

Gertrude Foster met Nelson Beull Certain in 1905 at Stevenson's Grocery Store in Garnett, Kansas. Nelson was a clerk there and first noticed Gertrude as she came along with her parents Polly and Harvey Foster when they drove into town for groceries. Nelson was a timid guy, but eventually he and Gertrude became good friends. When they began to court seriously, Nelson contributed to Gertrude's hope chest items by slipping pieces of china from the store into her sugar sack. They were married on Sunday morning, May 12, 1907 at the Methodist Church in Garnett, Kansas by the Reverend Bailey, and moved into their first home at East Second Street in Garnett, Kansas.

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