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Marriage Licenses Issued:
W. M. WALKER and Hannah A.FULLER,
Harry MADISON and Mary F. CONNOLY,
D. F. COYKENDALL and Frances E. CASH,
W. C. GILBERT and Nannie E. WATSON,
B. F. HART and Susan A. SMITH [The Saturday Journal, November 16, 1878]

In Newman, Thursday, by a man that went over the history of marriage from the time of Adam to the present day, Mr. D. F. COYKENDALL and Miss Frankie CASH. They took the train for Camargo, witnessed the marriage of MADISON's and accompanied that happy couple to Chicago. May their happiness ever increase. [The Saturday Journal, November 16, 1878]

Dr. G. H. Dameron of Arcola married Thursday to Miss Nettie Wright, daughter of James H. Wright, grain dealer of Arthur [The Tuscola Journal, Saturday, March 19, 1898]

Frank R., son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. DeHart of this city, was married on Saturday afternoon to Miss Mary Thomas, of Tuscola. The ceremony was perforemed by Judge D. H. Wamsley at his office in the courthouse. Mrs. M. H. DeHart, of this city, and Mr. and Mrs. Onie Thomas, of Tuscola, were present as witnesses.
The ceremony was a quiet one and after it was over the bridal couple came to this city where they expect to make their home with the parents of the bridegroom for the time being.
Mr. DeHart is a graduate of the Arcola high school, finishing with the class of 1922. Since then he has been employed as a carpenter by Gray Bros. The bride is a popular Tuscola girl. The couple have many friends here and in Tuscola who extend congratulations and best wishes. [Unknown newspaper/date - sub. by Suzanne Smith]

Special to The Journal-Gazette.
Arcola, Ill., Jan 31. – Frank DeHart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin DeHart of Arcola, and Miss Mary Thomas of Tuscola were married in Tuscola on Saturday. The ceremony was performed by Judge Wamsley in the courthouse. Mr. and Mrs. Onie Thomas of Tuscola and Mrs. DeHart of Arcola were the witnesses. Mr. DeHart is a native of Arcola, attending and graduating from the Arcola schools and was one of the star football players. At present he is employed as a carpenter by Gray Bros. of Arcola. The young couple will make their home with the groom’s parents for the present. [Journal Gazette, Matoon, Illinois, Thu, Jan 31, 1924, page 5]

The society event for years in Hindsboro occurred this evening, when Miss Grace, daughter of J.B. Merrill, was united in marriage to Mr. Cooper Eversole, a young grain merchant of that village.  The Reverend Lewis Mullikin performed the ceremony. [The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.), 17 Oct. 1902]


The residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. ERVIN, one and a half miles north of town, was the scene of quite a pleasant gathering on Thursday night of last week, the occasion being a reception tendered by the father and mother of John ERVIN to the friends of himself and wife, Mrs. Hatty THORNTONERVIN. The roads leading from town being in good condition., the drive out was very enjoyable, and to say that the appetites of the guests were good would hardly suffice. The table, in the language of our German friend, was loaded with all the indelicacies of the season. The toiletts of the ladies were elegant, most noticeable being that of the bride, who was attired in a lovely costume of pink, silk, princess style. Mr. and Mrs. ERVIN, the host and hostess, understand fully the art of entertaining, as the guests can fully attest. The guests departed about 1 o'clock, feeling that they had spent a very pleasant and enjoyable evening. [The Saturday Journal, November 16, 1878]

MARRIED - On Thursday last, in this county, Rev. W. D. BEST, Mr. W. C. GILBERT, of Sullivan and Miss Nannie E. WATSON, of this city. [The Saturday Journal, November 16, 1878]

Samuel Grant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Grant of Arthur, Ill., and Miss Claudia Swartz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Swartz of Atwood, Ill., were united in marriage this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, by Justice William Jones.  The groom is a farmer.  Wit ness to the marriage were Mrs. Beulah Carrol and W.E. Carrol. [Urbana Daily Courier, 29 August 1917]

Sexson-Guyot wedding held: Windsor, Ill. - Baskets of pink and white gladioli and candelabra intertwined with greenery adorned the altar of the Ash Grove Christian Church near Windsor for the marriage of Miss Marily Joan Sexson to John Carl Guyot. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sexson of Windsor and Mrs. Marie Guyot of Arcola and the late Ira Guyot.......
The newlyweds will make their home at 1721 Lafayette, Mattoon, following a wedding trip to Colorado.....
Guyot, a graduate of Arcola High School and Eastern Illinois University, is employed by the Illinois Central Railroad and teaches part time in the Arcola School system.
[Unknown newspaper/date - sub. by MaryLou Wardlaw]

In Camargo, Thursday, by Rev. D. P. LYON, Mr. Harry MADISON, of Tuscola, and Miss Florence, daughter of J. L. CONNOLLY, Esq. They were married in time to drive over from Camargo and catch the noon train for Chicago. Harry has won a charming bride, and we wish the happy couple unending joy and prosperity. [The Saturday Journal, November 16, 1878]

Married - On Thursday, Justice UHLER united in marriage John MARTIN and Mrs. Mary A. M. HOWARD, of Camargo, at his office in this city. [The Saturday Journal, June 29, 1878]

Rev. L. M. Mulliken and Miss Pluma Belle Farrier United in Marriage Tuesday Evening.
One of the happiest social events of this week was the wedding of Miss Pluma Belle Farrier to Rev. Louis M. Mulliken, pastor of the Christian church of this place. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Farrier, and was witnessed by a large number of relatives and friends. Rev. J. T. Faulders of the Christian church of Arcola spoke the solemn words which bound the young couple together for life.
The bride was very fair, in a handsome suit of blue cloth. The groom wore the conventional black. After congratulations had been offered, Rev. and Mrs. Mulliken led the way to the dining room, where a sumptuous feast was enjoyed.
The groom is a most excellent young man. He has made many friends during the two years he has been pastor of the church here, and has been retained by the Christian people for another year. The bride is the charming daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Farrier, highly respected residents of this township. She is a most worthy young woman, well fitted to help her husband in his chosen work. The newly wedded couple took the, east bound train, Wednesday morning amid a shower of rice, for Franklin, Indiana, where they will spend about two weeks visiting the relatives of the groom, after which they will return and take up their residence in Hindsboro. The News offers congratulations and wishes them many years of happy wedded life.
List of presents-Large picture, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Mitchell and daughter, Bessi; table cloth, Miss Ices Willis: oak rocker, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Dever, Miss Emma Welch and William C Watson; setsilver tea spoons, Mr. and Mrs. Newt Cox, Arcola; dresser scarf and bouquet of flowers, Nellie Combs; lamp and desert dish, Mr. and Mrs. John Mosley, Kemp; pair of sheets, Grandma Short; salad dish, Mr. and Mrs. John Gee, Arcola; sugar shell, Ed Crawley; table cloth, Mr. and Mrs. Burns Welch; and Miss Mabel Allen; bride's handkerchief, Miss Lutie Farrier; tea set, Ror Breeden and Miss Alma Curtis.
This article would have been written for the 20 January 1903 occasion. - TJP
Submitted by Thomas at Pfaffenbergers@aol.com

Mr. Ralph Ogdon, son of J.C. Ogdon Leads Miss Hazel White to The Sacred Altar.
A very pleasant and quiet home wedding occurred at the beautiful county home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. White, south-west of Newman on Wednesday evening, when their daughter Miss Hazel was led to the sacred altar by Mr. Ralph Ogdon, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ogdon. The ceremony was performed at 7 o'clock by Rev. L. E. Miller, pastor of the U. B. Church in the presence of about twenty-five of the immediate relatives. After the ceremony a bountiful supper was served. The happy couple are among the foremost young people of the community and have the congratulations and best wishes of their many friends. The will reside on a farm [January 23, 1909 Newman Weekly Independent - Submitted by Source #44]

Bride is Prominent in State School Work of Illinois.
Married Couple are Prominent in Social and Business Circles of Douglas County.
   To have the work gracefully and well done. Miss Anna E. Rogers of Tuscola and David B. Parr of Arcola were married at J. T. Gilberts, 1204 West Stoughton street, Urbana, at 7:30 p. m., on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1905, by Rev. A. S. Flannigan, pastor of the First Methodist church.
   The bride is an old acquaintance of Rev. Flannigan and of course enjoyed the sentiment that accompanied the marriage by him. She is a highly educated lady, being at present county superintendent of schools of Douglas County. She will continue her duties as superintendent until the close of her term next year.
   Miss Rogers has been prominent in the educational work of the State Teachers Association for years, and for the past three years has been a member of the legislative committee and an officer of the county superintendence section. Previous to her election as county superintendent, she was principal of several high schools throughout the central and southern part of the state.
   The groom is a prominent grain merchant, of Douglas County and at present is mayor of Arcola. He has taken his bride to Arcola, where they will make their future home.
   S. C. Reat, publisher and editor of the Tuscola Journal-Republican, was present as witness of the event. [Urbana Daily Courier, 28 Sep 1905]

Local couple wed
The Atwood Christian Church was the setting for the Dec. 27 wedding of Karen A. Appleby and Richard K. Perkins. Don Smith performed the double ring ceremony and Mrs. Robert Fleming of Atwood served as organist. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Appleby and Mrs. Lloyd Kuhns of Atwood, and Melvin Perkins of Las Vegas, Nev., are the parents of the couple. Given in marriage by her farther, the bride was attired in a white street length dress.
Mrs. Jim McCollum, Tuscola, served her sister as matron of Honor. Leo Walker of Atwood was Best Man. Serving as ushers were Jack Appleby, brother of the bride, and Mike Kuhns, brother of the groom.
Mr. and Mrs. Perkins are both 1971 graduates of Atwood-Hammond High School. The groom is now stationed at Scribner Air Force Base, Neb. The young couple will be making their first home in Freemont, Neb.
A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents following the ceremony.  [The Atwood Herald, January 6, 1972 - Transcribed by Mary Jean Palma]

40 years ago -- Coach C.E. Rogers of the Atwood township and Miss Nell Walker of Dunbar, Neb., were united in marriage in the Presbyterian Church in Dunbar. [Source: Village Publications, Atwood, Illinois, Jan. 6, 1972 - Sub. by a FoFG]


Two of The Township's Highly Esteemed Young People Were Happily United in Matrimony.
On the evening of February 6, a pretty home wedding occurred at the beautiful country home of Mr and Mrs. S.M. Kincaid four miles northeast of this city when their daughter, Miss Bertha was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. John Rollings a prosperous young farmer of this place. Promptly at 8 o'clock this bridal pair took their places and the ceremony was pronounced by Rev. Cusick, of Allerton, in the presence of the immediate relatives and friends, after which an elegant supper was served. Both parties are well and favorably known having resided in this community all their lives. The bride a beautiful and accomplished young lady was attired in a beautiful garb of white silk and the groom in the conventional black. The happy couple will reside on the Page farm six miles north-east of this city. [Feb 14, 1908, Newman Weekly Independent - Submitted by Source #44]

40 years ago -- Miss Mildred Kimberlin, daughter of Mrs. Lola Kimberlin, and Heine Schultz were united in marriage at the residence of J. H. Harper of Atwood. [Source: Village Publications, Atwood, Illinois, Jan. 6, 1972 - Sub. by a FoFG]

Moline: Announcement is made by Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Bragg, of Tuscola, Ill., of the approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Eva Bragg, to E. Stanley Skinner, of Moline. The ceremony will take place at the First M.E. church in Tuscola Tuesday evening, June 10. Mr. Skinner is one of Moline's most prominent young men, and a grandson of the late Porter Skinner. [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 26 April 1902]


BRIDE TARRIED, MISSES TRAIN - Who could blame a bride for missing a train when a bonnet set awry might spoil a wedding. Mr. James Stevens, 64y of Camargo and Mrs. Mary Miller, 56y Atwwod had planned to meet Thanksgiving Day, but she did not arrive on the 12:15 train. The groom sent a team to Atwood to learn the cause and they were later married that day. [The Tuscola Journal, Saturday, Dec 3, 1898]


Albert Thomas of Hugo and Miss Florence Prosser of Camargo came here this evening and were married by the Reverend J.H. Moore. [The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.), 17 Oct. 1902]

Mr. James G. Todd and Mrs. Louisa J. McClung were married on Monday last at Newman.[Source: The Daily Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Sunday, November 15, 1891; pg. 19 - tr. by N. Kramer]

Minor WAMBLEY, after living in single cussedness for something less than a thousand years, went and got spliced to Miss Mary ROBINSON, Chicago, last Sunday, returned home, and never told anybody.  [The Saturday Journal, October 26, 1878]


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