BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS

MARRIAGE RECORDS, JULY 1884 {transcribed from Bourbon County Marriage License Register}  

MARRIAGE RECORDS, AUGUST 1884 {transcribed from Bourbon County Marriage License Register}

ENGAGEMENTS   ~  MARRIAGES
(from Newspapers)

 

ALLEN, JORDAN ~ LEWIS, SUSIE
On Tuesday evening, November 27, a beautiful church wedding was solemnized at 8 o'clock at the First A. M. E. church at the corner of Eighth and Nebraska avenue. The marriage parties were Rev. Jordan Allen of this city and Mrs. Susie Lewis of Fort Scott, Kansas. The ceremony was solemnly and firmly performed by Dr. J. F. Griffin. Mrs. Leata Miller played the wedding march, the bride coming in from the northwest vestibule while the groom came in from the southwest entrance, each keeping step with the strains of music, marching down the north and south aisles until they met in front of the postrum where the minister awaited them. The bride was gowned in beautiful light silk with heavy silk lace veil and carried a large bouquet of brides roses. The groom wore the customary black with white gloves. After the ceremony the newly weds were driven in a taxi to the groom's beautiful home 2306 North Ninth street, where a fine reception took place and plenty of delicacies were served.
Many fine and valuable presents were received from their many friends, both in and out of the city. The out of town guests were Mrs. Sarah Sawyer and Mrs. W. L. Allison of Fort Scott, Kans., daughters of Mrs. Allen; Miss Jessie Brown, Fort Scott, and Mrs. Mattie Patterson of Kingfisher, Okla., niece of Mr. Allen. A number of ministers of the Ministerial Alliance of the two cities of which the Reverend is a member were present. While this was not either their first craft to launch, but no less did the confiding love and affection seem to exist. May their future days be happy ones, is the wish of The Advocate. (Advocate, Friday, November 30, 1917, page 1)

ARNETT, GEORGE W ~ HALL, GLENARA
My great-grandparents were married in Bourbon County, Kansas,  They and their families were from Marmaton, and Fort Scott.  The marriage information is:

Arnett, George W
Hall, Glenara
September 28, 1890
(Submitted by Mrs Michelle Whiting)

ATKINSON, V. E. ~ WITHERS, KATHERINE
Fort Scott, Kan., Dec. 13 - Miss Katherine Withers, the young Fort Scott woman who ran away from home last fall to meet and marry V. E. Atkinson of Emporia, at Kansas City, but was brought home by her parents, married that young man at Wichita last night. (Emporia Gazette, Tuesday, December 13, 1898, page 1)

BAYLESS-HAYDEN
The marriage of Marie Josephine Bayless and Aloystus Roy Hayden was solemnized at 9 o'clock this morning at St Mary's Queen of Angles  Catholic Church when the nuptial mass was celebrated.  Dr John W Maher pronounced the sacred vows.  (Fort Scott Weekly Tribune Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, 1 Jan 1925)

BIKE - CROSBY
Mrs Max Neubauer of Muskogee, Okla., has announced the marriage of her sister, Miss Addie Elinor Bike, to Mr Howard L Crosby, which took place on December 24th, at Muskogee. Miss Bike formerly resided here, and her numerous friends will be interested in the announcement.
(Fort Scott Daily Tribune, Fort Scott Kansas, December 27, 1920)

BROWN, R. ~ ALLISON, IONE
Miss Ione Allison an efficient bookkeeper of L. A. Williams a negro coal operator of Radley was united in marriage to R. Brown by Rev. Elias. (Messenger, Fort Scott, Kan., Friday, September 28, 1917, page 1)

COFFMAN - HUGHES
Wedding announcements have been received here by friends of Miss Iris Coffman, daughter of Mrs. Cordelia Coffman of Los Angeles, Cal., telling of her marriage to Mr. James A. Hughes on Thursday, June 27th, 1918 at Los Angeles.  The bride formerly lived in Fort Scott and moved west about six years ago.  (Fort Scott Daily Tribune, Fort Scott Kansas, July 8, 1918)

CROMER, JOSEPH DAVID ~ WARREN, ROSEMARY
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Warren of Bronson, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rosemary, to Joseph David Cromer.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Cromer of Mapleton, Kan.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sunday ~ June 22, 1969)

DOWSE - LOUDERBACK
A wedding of more than usual social interest took place at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at Nevada, Mo, when Miss Claudine Dowse was married to Mr Ivan Louderback, manager of the American Pacific Tea Store.   Rev Stout of the Christian Church officiated.  
(Fort Scott Daily Tribune, Fort Scott Kansas, December 27, 1920)

FARRAR, JAMES F. ~ HENVEY, JESSIE
Fort Scott, Kan., Dec. 19 - James F. Farrar of the Joplin Globe and Miss Jessie Henvey, daughter of Mrs. Nellie Henvey of this city were married at the bride's home here this evening. The Rev. Milton of the Christian church officiated in the presence of but a few intimate friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Farrar left for the east on an evening train. (Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital, Friday, December 21, 1900, page 2)

FINE, JOSEPH MR. & MRS.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fine celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday. Nearly all of their respective children and several grandchildren were present. (Messenger, Fort Scott, Kan., Friday, September 28, 1917, page 1)

Gates - Purkey
A quiet wedding was solemnized yesterday afternoon at the Baptist parsonage, when the Rev Miles O Wolfe united in marriage, Miss Helen Maud Gates and Mr Earl Andrew Purkey.  The wedding was a complete surprise to their friends.  In the evening an informal reception was held at the home of the bride's parents at 821 South Little Street, where the couple received congratulations.  Ice cream and cake were served.  Miss Gates has resided in Fort Scott about a year.  Mr Purkey is the son of Mr and Mrs J Purkey, 824 South Little Street is employed at the Wagner Tire Shop.  
(The Fort Scott Tribune and Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, June 26, 1924)

GILPIN, JOHN RAYMOND ~ STAINAKER, HELEN GERTRUDE
The marriage of Miss Helen Gertrude Stainaker and Mr John Raymond Gilpin was solemized last evening at the Christian church parsonage shortly after six o'clock, the Rev. W. Y. Allen performing the ring ceremony. The only guest was the bride's mother, Mrs Josephine Stainaker of 608 South Lowman Street.(Weekly Tribune-Monitor, Fort Scott, Kan., Thursday, 1 January 1920)

Hall - Ham
Mr and Mrs E B Hall of Devon, Kas., announce the marriage of their daughter, Edith Faye to Mr Forrest Vernon Ham, formerly of Mapleton, Kas., now of Kansas City.  The wedding was solemnized at nine o'clock Sunday morning at the Baptist parsonage in Fort Scott, the Rev M O Wolfe officiating.  
(The Fort Scott Tribune and Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, June 26, 1924)

IRELAND -REYNOLDS
Mr and Mrs Carl L Ireland, of 1125 East Oak Street, announce the marriage of their daughter, Ruth C, to Mr Roy C Reynolds, on December 26, 1920 at 10:30 am.  Rev L C Paugh of the Grace M E Church read the service at the bride's home in the presence of the immediate families.
(Fort Scott Daily Tribune, Fort Scott Kansas, December 27, 1920) 

JAQUAY - SCHUMAKER
A very pretty wedding took place on Christmas Day at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, at the home of Mr and Mrs E E Jaquay, 702 South Broadway, when their youngest daughter, Anna Lourine, became the bride of Eric Ray Schumaker.  The impressive ceremony was performed by the Rev W Y Allen of the Christian Church, in the presence of relatives and a few friends.  (Fort Scott Daily Tribune, Fort Scott Kansas, December 27, 1920)

JOHNSON, MR. ~ JOHNSON, EMMA COLLINS
Fort Scott, Kan., May 29 - Mrs. Emma Collins Johnson, a pretty young Joplin woman who was married to a Mr. Johnson there last Saturday was today ordered by Judge Simons of this city to appear in the district court here and explain why she married against the orders of the court. She was granted a divorce last Friday from William Collins and immediately thereafter announced that she would be married the next day to Mr. Johnson. Upon reading the announcement Judge Simons wired her instructions not to marry that he would set her decree aside and she would have two husbands if she did. In a letter received from her by her attorneys yesterday, she said she was simply jesting. That she had no intention of getting married. This was accepted as a fact until her new husband became alarmed and sent an attorney today to try to fix the matter up with the court. He told the court they were married at Joplin Saturday, just a few moments before the receipt of the telegram, conveying the order not to marry. The court would listen to no compromise but ordered her to appear on June 30 to which date court has adjourned and purge herself. Judge Simons is indignant and is inclined to deal severely with her for working him for a divorce, that she might go to Missouri and get married. (Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital, Friday, June 1, 1900, page 3)

KARLESKINT-DURBOROW
Relatives have received word of the recent marriage of a Fort Scott couple at Las Vegas, New Mexico, which was recorded in the paper there as follows: One of the Christmas weddings was the wedlock ceremonty of Miss Rose Karleskint to Mr Christopher C Durborow, both of Fort Scott, Kansas, at the home of Harry R Bogt, 904 South National ave, Las Vegas New Mexico 
(Fort Scott Weekly Tribune Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, 1 Jan 1925)

LOVE ~ WADE

Probate Judge J H Crider united in marriage on Saturday, Roy J Love of Moran, and Tena Belle Wade of Uniontown (Fort Scott Weekly Tribune-Monitor, Fort Scott, Kansas, Thursday June 29, 1922)

LOWE ~ SMITH
Arthur A Lowe of Mulberry, Kas., and Miss Edna Smith, also of Mulberry, were united in marriage this morning by Probate Judge J H Crider
(Fort Scott Weekly Tribune-Monitor, Fort Scott, Kansas, Thursday June 29, 1922)

LYMAN - CAIN
 A quiet wedding took place Friday evening, December 24th, when Mr Walter E Cain and Mrs Irena M Lyman were united in marriage by Probate Judge J H Crider.  They are both well known residents and will reside at 19 South Clark Street.  (Fort Scott Daily Tribune, Fort Scott Kansas, December 27, 1920)  

Lyon - Grigsby
Many friends will be surprised to learn of the marriage of Miss Dorothy Aline Lyon and Mr Alfred Roy Grigsby, which was quietly solemnized at the Methodist parsonage at 8 o'clock Sunday morning, Dr B F Gaither performing the impressive ring ceremony.  Miss Lyon is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Jesse J Lyon, 111 South Litle Street, and she was raised and educated in Fort Scott.  
(The Fort Scott Tribune and Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, June 26, 1924)

McElvaine - Hyle
Among the interesting June weddings was one solemnized early Sunday morning at seven o'clock at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, when Miss Harriett Esther McElvaine became the bride of Mr Roland Clifford Hyle of St Louis, Mo.  Except to the few close friends of the family, the time of the wedding was a surprise.  The Rev Sumner Walters, rector, read the impressive ring ceremony.  
 (The Fort Scott Tribune and Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, June 19, 1924)

MORGAN ~ PERRY 
Dr. and Mrs. Max Morgan of 6301 Peach Tree Lane announce the engagement of their daughter, Constance Ellen, to Bill H. Perry.  He is the son of Mrs. W. H. Perry of Uniontown, Kan., and the late Mr. Perry.  The bride-elect is a graduate of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kan., and is a social worker for the Miami County Welfare Agency, Paola, Kan.  Her fiance is a graduate of Kansas State College, Pittsburg.  He presently is employed by the Uniontown public schools and is engaged in farming.  A fall wedding is planned.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Sunday ~ July 13, 1969) 

Mudd - Swain
The marriage of Miss Clara Frances Mudd and Mr Claud C Swain was quietly solemnized Sunday morning at eleven o'clock at St Mary's Rectory, Dr J W Maher officiating.  Only immediate relatives and a few friends witnessed the ceremony.  
 (The Fort Scott Tribune and Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, June 19, 1924)

Quick - Drake
Mr and Mrs R E Quick of Sulpher Springs, Ark., announce the marriage of their youngest daughter, Alice L, to Mr Maurice La Fayette Drake, son of Mr and Mrs William H Drake, of 204 South Eddy Street, Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Dr Benjamin F Gaither pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated.  
(The Fort Scott Tribune and Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, June 19, 1924)

RATLIFF-McCORD
The home of Mr and Mrs Carl Mertz, 223 South Hill street, was the scene of one of the most intersting holiday weddings at four o'clock this afternoon, when Mrs Mertz's cousin, Miss Mayne Ratliff of Pittsburg, Kas., became the bride of William McCord, formerly of Fort Scott, now of St Louis.  The Rev C J Askins of the Pittsburg Baptist church read the marriage service.
(Fort Scott Weekly Tribune Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, 1 Jan 1925) 

Shaver -  Foster
The home of Mr and Mrs E A Shaver, of 923 South National Avenur was the scene of a beautiful home wedding this afternoon, when their youngest daughter, Thelma Laurine, became the bride of Mr Ralph Waldo Foster, of Minneapolis, Minn.  The Rev Miles O Wolfe, pastor of the First Baptist Church, read the impressive service.  
(The Fort Scott Tribune and Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, June 26, 1924)

SHRIVER ~ BARLOW
Mr J C Shriver of Uniontown and Miss Fay Barlow of Bronson were united in marriage yesterday afternoon by Rev. J W Scott.  The young people will live in Uniontown. (Fort Scott Semi-Weekly Tribune Monitor, Friday, April 2, 1915)

Soderberg - Harrar
The home of Mr and Mrs A Soderberg, 510 South Heylmum Street, was the scene of a beautiful home wedding Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, when their daughter, Miss Josephine C Soderberg was united in marriage to Mr A Kenneth Harrar of Kansas City, Mo.  The ring service was read by Dr J H Gross, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in the presence of relatives and a few close friends.  (The Fort Scott Tribune and Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, June 19, 1924)

STRADLEY-WESTON
The marriage of Miss Wilma Ruth Stradley and Mr Charles Edwards Weston, both of near Uniontown, Kas., was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs W H Stradley, Thursday December 25, at 6 pm.  (Fort Scott Weekly Tribune Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, 1 Jan 1925)

WEST, GORDAN ~ CULLUM, GOLA
The activity of cupid reached its zenith, when Mr. Gordan West was happily united in wedlock with Miss Gola Cullum, Sept. 22, 1923 at the home of the bride in Fort Scott, Kansas. They are now living in their cozy home, 1216 E. 9th St. Wichita. The Star wishes success and happiness to this very fine couple. He is a teacher in L'Ouverture School and she is experienced in the art of Beauty Culture. (Negro Star, Friday, September 28, 1923, page 4)

WOOD, J. J. ~ COLE, MAY
Fort Scott, Kas., June 8 - J. J. Wood of the mercantile firm of Glaze, Lewis & Wood, with stores at Fort Scott, Garnett and Webb City, Mo., was married here this evening to Miss May Cole, a well known young woman of this city. They will reside at Webb City. (Topeka Weekly Capital, Friday, June 10, 1898, page 2)

Woodard - Johnson
The marriage of Miss Thelma Minerva Woodard, daughter of Mr F E Woodard, and of Mr Guy Stanley Johnson, was solemnized at 1;45 pm today at the home of the bride's twin sister, Mrs Clifford Cowen and Mr Cowen, 302 1-2 South National Avenue.  The Rev Miles O Wolfe officiated in the presence of the immediate relatives.  
(The Fort Scott Tribune and Monitor, Fort Scott Kansas, June 26, 1924)

WYATT - MALONE
Details of the wedding of Miss Myrtle Wyatt and Mr Wallace Malone have just been received.  It occurred at 4:00 pm Wednesday, June 2nd, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs Jake Wyatt of five miles northwest of Fort Scott, and Rev. W Y Allen officiating.  (Fort Scott Tribune, Fort Scott Kansas, June 9, 1920)

YOUNG, GOLDIE ~ WALLACE, ALICE
We notice from a Mound City paper that Mr. Goldie Young of that place and Miss Alice Wallace of Mapleton were married last week.  The groom is well known here having made several visits to this city.  He was also a veteran in the world war and served overseas in the army.  The bride is not known here, but no doubt she has selected a good companion to journey through the matrimonial life with Mr. and Mrs. Young's many friends extend congratulations. (Plaindealer ~ Topeka, KS ~ Friday ~ May 7, 1920)

 

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