Marriages Notices

Transcribed by Jim Laird


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Braken of Ozawkie announce the wedding of Mrs. Bracken's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown of St. Joseph, Mo., to Mr. Samuel E. Bates, of Oskaloosa, Kas., Wednesday August 8th at 11:30 a.m. at Topeka, Kansas, Judge McCoy performed the ring ceremony. The bride wore a blue wedding suit with white accessories.

Immediatly following the ceremony a dinner was given for them at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bracken, of Perry, Kansas. Mrs. Bates was born and raised in Williamstown. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Mayhew. Mr. and Mrs. Bates are at home now in Ozawkie, Kansas. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, August 16, 1945, transcribed by Jim Laird)


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brey announce the marriage of their daughter, Lotus to Mr. Charlie Brushwood in Leavenworth on Wednesday, Feb. the sixth.

Lotus is a fine girl who was born and brought up in this community. She attended the Dilgour school and is a graduate of the Oskaloosa Rural High School and for some time she has been employed at the local A. C. A. office in Oskaloosa.

Charlie has lately returned from service in the U.S. Navy, in employed by the Leavenworth Topeka Bus Service. The young couple plan to make their home in Leavenworth.

The best wishes of the entire community attend them. Kilgour. (The Oskaloosa Independent, February 14, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)


At the Oskaloosa Methodist parsonage at noon on Thursday, Feb. 28, Mrs. Minnie Lawrence of Kansas City and Mr. Roscoe Casbier of Winchester were united in marriage by the Rev. A. L. Hughes. The couple will reside in their home in WInchester. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. McKeny were present at the wedding. Winchester Star. (The Oskaloosa Independent, March 7, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)


The marriage of Miss Mable Kinsley and Mr. Arthur Caulfield was solemnized, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, June 2, at the Church of the Assumption in Topeka. Mrs. Ida Smith and Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hamilton were guests. Mr. and Mrs. Caulfield will make their home in Kansas City where Mr. Caulfield is associated with the Burlington railroad. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, June 7, 1945)


Judge Kimmel issued a marriage license to Ray Coffman and Edith Lucille Graham, both of Topeka and performed the ceremony. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, May 10, 1945)


The marriage of Miss Marjorie Marie Clare, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Clare of Ozawkie, to Melvin J. Durgin, Y 1/c, U.S. N., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. C. A. Durgin of Boston, took place in Washington, D. C., Saturday, June 9.

The ceremony was solmnized by Father Lawrence J. Wempe before the candle-lit altar of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart.

They were attended by Miss Marie Byrne and Andre Morba, U.S.N. both of Washington, D. C. Miss Mary Sullivan provided the organ music.

The bride wore a lace-trimmed dress of aqua blue crepe with white accessories. Her corsage was of white gardenias and babies' breath. Miss Byrne wore a dusty pink dress with white accessories and a corsage of yellow roses.

After the ceremony, an informal reception was given at the Fernwood Apartments by friends of the couple. A three tiered wedding cake decorated with a minature bride and groom was cut and served to the guests.

After a short trip thru the New England states, the couple will return to Wasington where the bride will live until her husband completes his sea duty.

Mrs. Durgin taught school in Jefferson county for four years and has been working in the Navy Department in Washington for four years. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, June 28, 1945)


Miss Imogene Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davis, and Mr. William Frisbie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Frisbie of Grantville, were united in marriage Saturday evning, September 8, at 7 0'clock, by Rev. Joseph C. Lane at his home in Kansas City. Mr. Pat Frisbie of Topeka and Mrs. Katie Everett, Oskaloosa, brother and sister of the groom, were the attendants.

The bride's dress was wine colored with navy blue accessories and her corsage was gardenias. The groom wore the first civilian suit he had had for some time.

Others present at the ceremony were Mrs. Pat Frisbie of Topeka, Dorothy Davis, Oskaloosa, and Miss Julia Frisbie, Kansas City.

Following the ceremony a dinner was given at the Hotel Phillips for the bridal party.

The young couple will spend a week in the Ozarks before returning to Oskaloosa where they expect to make their home.

Mr. and Mrs. Frisbie are both graduates of high schools in our county. Mrs. Frisbie has beenin the employ of the Oskaloosa State Bank for a number of years and Mr. Frisbie recently returned from overseas duty in the European Theatre where he was a prisoner of War for several months. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, Spetember 13, 1945, transcribed by Jim Laird)


The marriage of Miss Pauline Harding, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Harding, McLouth and Mr. John Frederick Gallagher, of Kansas City took place Saturday, September 29th.

Mrs. Gallagher is employed by the Associated Grocers Incorporation. Mr. Gallagher by the Santa Fe Railroad.

The couple will reside in Kansas City. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, October 4, 1945, transcribed by Jim Laird)


The marriage of Miss Mary Frances Stubbs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Stubbs of Kearney, Neb., to Corp. Clark Alan Gray of Topeka, took place Sunday afternoon, June 17, at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip A. Gray. This event is of particular interest to people of this community because the bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Searle and daughter of former Genevieve Searle who spent her early years in Oskaloosa. The young people both attended Washburn University. Cpl. Gray has recently returned from eighteen months service in the European war area and after a wedding trip will be stationed at Hot Springs, Ark. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, June 21, 1945)


A wedding ceremony performed recently at the First Congregational Church united Miss Maryann Brock and Petty Officer Alfred Paul Johnson of the coast guard in marriage. Rev. John Gregg officiated.

A white wool dress trimmed with gold was chosen by the bride, who was unattended. The dress had short sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. She wore a coronet of tulle from which fell a tulle veil. Her corsage was orchids.

Following the exchange of vows a reception was staged in the Brock home on Laurel Ave. A decorated wedding cake centered the lace covered bride's table. Bouquets of flowers and candles completed the decorations.

Petty Officer and Mrs. Johnson left for a honeymoon at Bass Lake immediately after the reception. They plan to make their home in Wilmington, where the bridegroom is stationed.

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Brock. She was graduated from the Roosevelt High School and is the right herald of the Zeta Theta Rho Soroity and is past president of De Fidelis Club.

Johnson is a son of Los Angeles and formerly of Fresno. He attended the Roosevelt High School and recently returned after serving 22 months in the South Pacific. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, June 21, 1945)


Probate Judge Claude Kimmel issued a marriage license to Otto List of El Paso, Tex., and Mary Lammie Boyce of Valley Falls and performed the ceremony. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, May 31, 1945)


Miss LaVerda Collier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Collier, was married to Mr. Raymond Marker, on Feb. 2, in Garden City, Ks. Mr. and Mrs. Marker are graduates of Meriden High School. He was in the army service in Europe for several years and is now employed by the Crane Co., in Topeka where they will make their home. Mrs. Marker has been employed by Sears, Roebuch in Topeka. Their many friends here extend best wishes. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, February 28, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)


Miss Aldiene Williams, daughter of Mrs. Anna Williams, and Mr. Donald Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Myers, were married in Troy, Ks., on Feb. 6th. The Reverend C. L. Harder formerly of Meriden, read the service. The bridge and groom are graduates of Meriden High School and have many friends here who with them bring happiness. They are at home on the Williams' farm. (The Oskaloosa Indepedent, Thursday, February 28, 1946)


Miss Katherine Woods, daughter of Mrs. Wm. Woods, and Mr. Alfred Norman were married Saturday afternoon, November 3., by Rev. Joseph C. Lane at his home in Kansas City. These young folks are both residents of this community and are looking for a farm on which to locate so they can continue residence here. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, November 8, 1945, transcribed by Jim Laird)


On Wednesday evening, January 30th, Mr. Dee Stansell of Nortonville, Kansas and Miss Vivian Miller of Oskaloosa, Kansas were united in marriage at the Presbyterian Manse, with Rev. W. P. Thompson officiating, using the double ring ceremony.

Miss Miller graduated from the Oskaloosa High School with the class of 1945.

Mr. Stansell is a young enterprising farmer.

Mr. and Mrs. Stansell will make their home on a farm near Nortonville. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, February 7, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gentry announce the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy Jean to Glen Trapp, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Trapp of Valley Falls. The double ring ceremony was read by the Rev. Alfred J. Bell, Thursday evening, February 14, at 6 o'clock at the Trinity Lutheran parsonage in the presence of the families and a few close friends.

The couple was attended by Miss Emma Jean Campbell and Warren Landis, a cousin of the bride.

Mrs. Trapp is a graduate of Liberty Memorial High School and attended the Lawrence Business College. Mr. Trapp, a graduate of the Valley Falls High School, received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy last May, and for several months has been employed by Montgomery Ward in Lawrence. Upon their return from a short wedding trip, the couple will be at home in an apartment at 433 Ohio Street. Lawrence Journal World. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, March 7, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)


Miss Cynthia Jane Gaines, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dea Gaines, and T/Serg. Lawrence T. Turner, were married May 4th at Lawrence, Kansas.

The Rev. G. Sims, pastor of the Christian church performed the ceremony.

Mrs. Turner is a graduate of the Oskaloosa high school.

She is at present employed at the Sunflower Ordnance Plant and one of the members of the "Keep 'em Shooting" committee.

T/Serg. Turner is stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga. (The Osaloosa Independent, Thursday, May 31, 1945)


Miss Dorothy Herrick, teacher of Commerce in our high school for a part of last year, was recently married to Lieut. Keith Stewart Yount. The Lieut. has just returned from overseas service. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, November 8, 1945)


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