JEFFERSON COUNTY, KANSAS

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Marriages Notices
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PAYNE , WM. A. ~ NOTHDORF, LENA

A quiet wedding took place at the Presbyterian manse last Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, when Miss Lena Nothdorf and Mr. Wm. A. Payne were united in marriage. Rev. Willard P. Thompson, officiated, using the single ring ceremony. Miss Ruth Payne accompanied the couple.
Mr. and Mrs. Payne left immediately after the ceremony for a wedding trip to the Ozarks, after which they will be at home in Oskaloosa. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, October 17, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

GARNER, WILFORD ~ MARK, HELEN

Miss Helen Mark, daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Mark, and Mr. Wilford Garner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Garner, were married in Leavenworth, on Oct. 29. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Marion Mark of Leavenworth; and have returned from a short trip and are at home in Meriden. They were honored guests at a miscellaneous shower given by Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Clark in the city hall last Sunday evening. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, November 21, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

JOHNSON, WILBOUR ~ HOBBS, VIRGINIA

Rev. Willard P. Thompson at the Oskaloosa Presbyterian manse, read the single ring wedding service which united in marriage Miss Virginia Hobbs, of Lawrence, and Mr. Wilbour Johnson, of Oskaloosa. The hour was eight o'clock Saturday evening November 9. The attendants were Miss Doris Johnson, sister of the groom and Mr. Wilmer Kimmel.

The bride wore an aqua blue wool dress with brown accessories, a corsage of gardenia and yellow rosebuds. Miss Johnson wore a coat of watermelon color, with black dress and accessories, her corsage was white carnations.

The bride's parental home is Ft. Smith, Ark., she has been residing at Lawrence; Mr. Johnson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Johnson, he is a graduate of Oskaloosa, and is engaged in farming a place east of town which the couple will occupy when the residence has been made ready. They are now on a wedding trip. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, November 14, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

SHAAD, DAVID EVANS ~ MORRIS, DONNA JEAN

Morris-Shadd Marriage February 1

Judge and Mrs. Loyde Morris of Oskaloosa announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Donna Jean, to Mr. David Evans Shaad, son of the late George Carl and Mrs. Shaad, formerly of Lawrence. The marriage will take place February 1, at the Methodist Church at Oskaloosa.

Miss Morris attended Kansas University two and one-half years, and is now a student nurse at the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas.

Mr. Shaad is a graduate of Kansas University, school of engineering, and is now employed by Black and Veatch, Engineering, Kansas City, Mo. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 2, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

ICKS, HARRY R. ~ EASUM, EVA

The wedding of Eva Easum and Harry R. Icks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Icks, of Lawrence, took place at the Trinity Lutheran Church Tuesday, December 24, at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Alfred J. Beil read the vows before the altar banked with Christmas greens and lighted tapers. 
The bride wore a suit of beige with hat to match and a corsage of white carnations and red rose buds.

Mrs. Louise Carey sister of the groom, who was the bride's attendant wore a dress of aqua blue with brown accessories and a corsage of red rose buds. Mr. George Stuart was best man.

After the ceremony the bridal group motored to Kansas City to the Wagon Wheel Inn where a wedding dinner was served. The couple will reside in Lawrence, where Mr. Icks is a student at K.U.

Mr. Icks was born and reared in the community and is a graduated of the Oskaloosa High School. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 2, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

ANDREWS, CLARENCE D. ~ DICK, DOROTHY

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Dick announce the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy to Clarence D. Andrews of Little Rock, Ark., on August 21.
Dorothy graduated from Oskaloosa high school with the class of 1945.

Mr. Andrews was 33 months with the Air Corps in European area. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, September 19, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

ALLEN, WADE ~ - BISHOP, EILEEN

Miss Eileen Bishop, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Bishop of Atchison, and Mr. Wade Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.V. Allen of Meriden, were married, Dec. 14 in Topeka, where both have been employed. Rev. Geo. Hoyer, officiated at the double ring ceremony in St. John's Lutheran parsonage. Mr. Allen is a graduate of Meriden high school and served overseas during the war in the army and is now employed as mail carrier in the Topeka post office. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 9, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

LAING, JAMES A. ~ ZOOK, LENORA VIRGINIA

Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Zook announce the marriage of their daughter, Lenora Virginia to James A. Laing of Lawrence. The ceremony took place at Wellman chapel at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 26, Rev. C.J. Knox officiating. Mrs. C.R. Zook of McLouth furnished the music. The bride was dressed in a white street length dress and wore a corsage of red rose buds and orange blossoms, the groom wore a conventional suit of brown. They will be at home at 723 Arkansas street in Lawrence.

Those from a distance attending included Miss Jean RUMMEL of Kansas City, Mrs. and Mrs. W.W. Wellman, Miss Christina Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dairs and Roger of Topeka, Mrs. Osa Laing, Mr. Robert Laing and daughter Linda, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Laing and children, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stine and David, all of Lawrence. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, May 30, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

WEBER, LELAND DR. ~ PORTER, PEGGY

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Huddleston and Lee Huddleston attended the marriage of her brother, Dr. Leland Weber to Miss Peggy Porter of Slater, Mo., at the Country Club Christian church in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday evening, June 30. Don and Lee were ushers. Dr. and Mrs. Weber will make their home in Topeka where he has established a dental office. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, July 4, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

DUNN, LEON ~ RICHARDSON, LEONA MAY

Miss Leona May Richardson of Rock Creek and Mr. Leo Dunn of Valley Falls were married by Rev. Paul Life in the Meriden United Brethren church Saturday evening, Nov. 16, at 7 o'clock. The ceremony was attended by relatives and intimate friends, and was followed by a reception at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence BURBANK, in Rock Creek. The bride was attended by Miss Dorothy Ferrell of Valley and George Richardson, brother of the bride, served as best man. Miss Rosa Becker played the nuptial music. Mr. Dunn lived near Meriden for several years and attended school here. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, November 21, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

BREY, DARYL ~ McCULLOUGH, RUTHANNA

Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCullough of Oskaloosa announce the marriage of their daughter Ruthanna to Mr. Daryl Brey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brey of Oskaloosa, on Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the Methodist parsonage, Rev. A.L. Hughes officiating and using the double ring ceremony.

The bride wore a grey suit with black accessories. These young people both attended Oskaloosa High School and have spent all their lives in this community. They will be at home on one of the Brey farms.

Sunday evening the newlyweds served ice cream to a large number of friends who came in to wish them a happy life. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, October 17, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

HOPE, BENJAMIN LEO ~ MARTIN, BONITA BETH

Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland T. Martin have announced the marriage of their daughter, Bonita Beth, to Mr. Benjamin Leo Hope, Jr., son of Mr. and B.L. Hope, Sr. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Paul Life Saturday evening Nov. 2, at the home of the bride's parents, in the presence of members of the immediate families. Miss Elizabeth Beeler sang, accompanied by Mr. Elmer Middaugh. The bride, a graduate of Meriden high school, was employed in the bank of Meriden for a time, later going to Topeka to work in the Santa Fe offices. The bridegroom served several years in the Arm Air Force in this country and overseas, his plane was shot down over Germany and he was a prisoner almost a year; he is now employed at Winter General Hospital, Topeka. They are at home in Topeka after a short wedding trip to Nebraska. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, November 21, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

NEWELL, ARTHUR ~ JACOBSON, PAULINE

A wedding of much interest was solemnized Saturday afternoon, January 11, at two o'clock at the Presbyterian church in Oskaloosa, when Miss Pauline Jacobson, daughter of Mrs. Sarah Schmidt, of Ozawkie became the bride of Mr. Arthur Newell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Val Newell, of Oskaloosa.

The double ring ceremony was read by the Rev. W.P. Thompson before an alter decorated with a floral arrangement of talisman roses, baby's breath, and fern.

The bride was attired in a pearl gray wool suit with pink accessories and wore an orchid corsage. She was attended by her sister, Miss Berniece Jacobson, who wore an aqua blue dress with black accessories and a gardenia corsage.

The bride's mother wore a blue velvet dress with a corsage of white carnations. The groom's mother wore a black crepe dress with corsage of white carnations.

The groom was attended by Mr. Marlin Jacobson, brother of the bride.

Mrs. Newell is a graduate of Ozawkie high school class 1940, and has been employed in the ACA office the past five years.

Mr. Newell is a graduate of the Oskaloosa high school and is at present farming with his father northwest of town.

The couple left immediately after the ceremony for a two weeks trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 16, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

HEDRICK, HARRY ~ COX, WINIFRED

Harry Hedrick of Kansas City, Kansas, and Miss Winifred Cox also of Kansas City, Kansas, were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage Monday 10 a.m., A.L. Hughes officiating. They left for Kansas City after the ceremony having a wedding trip planned for a few days later. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, August 8, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

KING, DUANE ~ DAVIS, DOROTHY

Miss Dorothy Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davis, and Mr. Duane King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd King, were united in marriage Saturday evening Sept. 5, at seven o'clock by the Rev. J. C. Lane at his home in Kansas City.

The bridal couple was attended by Mrs. Bill Frisbie, sister of the bride, and Floyd (Bud) King, brother of the groom.

The bride wore a pink gabardine suit with navy accessories; her corsage was pink roses. Her attendant wore a light blue wool suit with navy accessories; her corsage was talisman roses.

Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Means, Miss Gerry Trudell, Miss Julia Frisbie and Mr. Bill Frisbie.

Following the ceremony a dinner was served at the Savoy hotel.

The newlyweds are spending a week in Colorado, after which they will be at home in Oskaloosa.

These young people are graduates of Oskaloosa high school, where they were prominent in many activities. Duane served three years in the navy, is now employed by the County. Dorothy has done secretarial work since her graduation. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, October 10, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

TRUE, RAYMOND ~ CHATAM, VIRGINIA

Miss Virginia Chatam and Raymond True were married Jan. 24th at 8:00 p.m. at the Oakland Methodist church in Topeka. The Rev. Otis Beach read the double ring ceremony.

The bride wore an aqua blue crepe street length dress and wore a corsage of White carnations.

Miss Nadine Chatam, sister of the bride and Mr. Thomas Haupt were the attendants.

After the ceremony a reception was held at the John True home. The bride cut the 3-tier wedding cake.

Among the guests present were the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chatam, Miss Nadine Chatam and Mrs. John Glave of Osborn; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Nesbitt and son of Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. J.G. True. Edmonds and Mrs. Mary Robohn of Ozawkie. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 30, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

CHAPMAN, EARL ~ BARNES, ELIZABETH ANN

Miss Elizabeth Ann Barnes and Mr. Earl Chapman were united in marriage Saturday evening at nine o'clock by Rev. Paul Life in the United Brethren church. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Orville Riddle. The bride has made her home in Meriden the past several months; the groom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Chapman, is a veteran of service in Africa with the army. They are at home for the present with his parents on the farm. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, November 21, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

ANDREWS, HOWARD D. ~ ANDERSON, MERLYN

Miss Merlyn Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Anderson of Topeka, married, Aug. 30 to Mr. Howard D. Andrews, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Andrews. The Andersons are former Meriden residents and the bride has many friends here who extend best wishes. The wedding took place in Seaman Community church; the guest list include Mrs. Josie Erickson, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus George, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bonewitz, Mr. and Mrs. M.T. Kemper, Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Beck, and Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Koenitzer, of Meriden. The bride is employed in the Santa Fe offices and the groom, a Navy veteran will enter Washburn this fall. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, September 26, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

KING, FLOYD ~ TRUDELL, GERALDINE

Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Trudell of McLouth announce the marriage of their daughter, Geraldine, to Mr. Floyd King, of Oskaloosa, Kansas, at 4 o'clock, January 9, 1948, at Colorado Springs, Colorado. They will make their home in Oskaloosa. (the Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 22, 1948, transcribed by Jim Laird)

COURTER, PAUL D. ~ BROWN, MARY

Miss Mary Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Brown of Perry and Paul D. Courter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Courter of Lawrence were united in marriage, Saturday evening, February 1, at the Methodist Church in Olathe by the Rev. Oliver Prince. Mrs. Thomas Hall of Olathe sister of the bride was matron of honor and Mr. Hall was an usher. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, February 6, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

STEWART, EDDIE LEE ~ WILEMAN, PHYULLIS

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stewart of Topeka, formerly of Oskaloosa announce the marriage of their son Eddie Lee to Miss Phyullis Wileman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Wileman of Lubbock, Texas. They were married at 8 a.m. in the First Methodist church parlor with Rev. E.H. Crandall, the assistant pastor officiating. Eddie attended Oskaloosa High School three years, them moved to Topeka where he graduated from Topeka High in 1945. He is now a Sergeant in the Air Corps. Miss Wileman graduated at Topeka the same year as Eddie then moved to Lubbock, Texas with her parents in spring of 1946. For their honeymoon they visited her grandmother in Oklahoma and Eddie's sister Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Stebbins and baby son at Cisco, Ark. They are now at the groom's parent's and brother's in Topeka, for a visit of 3 weeks before he leaves for overseas for one more year in service.

Eddie Lee is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart of Ozawkie, Kansas. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, April 15, 1948, transcribed by Jim Laird)

BERENTZ, JACK R. ~ STEWART, SHIRLEY

Christmas day at four o'clock the wedding of Mis Shirley Stewart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Stewart, Route 3, Lawrence, and Jack R. Berentz, of Tonganoxie, took place at the First Methodist church in Tonganoxie. The vows wer read by the pastor the Rev. Wesley Tillinghast.
Mrs. Merrill Stebbins of Perry was matron of honor and Miss Patty Berentz and Miss Marjorie Stewart, sisters of the bride and bride-groom, were bridesmaids. The groom was attended by Curtis Stewart. Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church dining room.
Mr. and Mrs. Berentz were both graduated in 1945 from Tonganoxie high school. Mrs. Berentz attended business college and was employed at the Journal-World in Lawrence, Mr. Berentz is in the oil business with his father. After a wedding trip thru Illinois and Indiana, where they wil visit relatives and friends, the couple will be at home in Tonganoxie.

The Berentz family were residents of Oskaloosa some years ago. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 8, 1948, transcribed by Jim Laird)

GIER, ROBERT ~ SCARLETT, ARLENE

Miss Arlene Scarlett of Valley Falls, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Scarlett, was married October 9, to Pfc. Robert Gier. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Vincent Hall at the Methodist parsonage in Nortonville. The bride graduated from Valley Falls high school in 1945, is the teacher at Nesbitt school. The groom is stationed at Ft. Monmouth, N. J. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, October 23, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

MAY, S. O. ~ RODMAN, ELINOR MRS.

Mrs. Elinor Rodman of Perry and Mr. S.O. May of Williamstown announce their forth coming marriage which will take place next Sunday March 2, at the home of Mrs. Rodman's daughter, Mrs. I.W. Gray at Kansas City. The couple plan a wedding trip to southern Texas.
For a year they will reside at the present home of Mrs. Rodman; after the first of March 1948 their home will be the old family home of Mr. May. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, February 27, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

BREON, JOHN R. ~ ROBINSON, KATHRYN

Married, Wednesday, March 17, at Troy, Kansas, Kathryn Robinson of Oskaloosa and John R. Breon, of Atchison.

After April 1st they will be at home at 1013 Commerical street, Atchison. Mr. Breon at one time worked in the Sharp barber-shop here and it was in those days he became acquainted with Mrs. Robinson. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, March 18, 1948, transcribed by Jim Laird)

MOHNEY, DONAL ~ METZGER, ELLEN

Mr. Chas. Metzger of Oskaloosa announces the marriage of his daughter, Ellen, to Mr. Donal Mohney, son of Mrs. Sara Deppe of Ozawkie, May 1st at Lyndon, Kansas.

Mrs. Mohney is a graduate of Oskaloosa high school, and for the past seven years has made her home in Ozawkie, where she has been employed.

Mr. Mohney is a graduate of Ozawkie high school and is now engaged in farming. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, June 5, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

McDONALD, HARLAN ~ SUTTON, JULIA

Mrs. D.E. McDonald attended the marriage of her son, Sgt. Harlan McDonald of Shereveport, Louisana to Miss Julia Sutton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Sutton of Shreveport. They were married in the chapel in the post of Barkadale Field where Sgt. McDonald is stationed. Sgt. James and Miss Maisie Sutton, sister of the bride, were the attendants.(Wellman.) (The Oskaloosa Indpendent, Thursday, November 6, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

COX, WARREN ~ LANDSON, MARGARET

Miss Margaret Landson of Kansas City and Mr. Warren Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Cox, were united in marriage, Monday, December 22, at Rock Spings, Wyo. They will make their home there where Warren is stationed at the Army Base as radio operator. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, December 25, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

HERZ, RICHARD GEORGE ~ KIMMEL, GRACE PAULINE

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kimmel of Lawrence, Kansas, formerly of McLouth announce the marriage of their daughter, Grace Pauline, to Richard George Herz of Chicago. The wedding was performed by a cousin of the bride, Dr. David Wieand, in the First Church of the Brethren in Chicago. Maxine Kimmel, sister of the bride was Maid of Honor, and George G. Herz was his son's best man.

The bride is a graduate of McLouth High school and attended Emporia State Teachers' College one year. She is a graduate of Grace Hospital Nurses Training School, Detroit, Michigan. She is now employed at the University Hospital, Chicago and will continue work there for awhile longer.
Mr. Herz attended the University of Illinois before entering service and is doing post graduate work at the University of Chicago. He is also on the faculty of Wilson College. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, March 18, 1948, transcribed by Jim Laird)

LANDON, FRANK L. ~ GUEST, CLARA E.

The marriage of Clara E. Guest of Kansas City and Frank L. Landon of Topeka occurred on October 15, at the Wyandotte County Court House, Probate Judge McHale officiating. They were attended by Mrs. John Duling and Mrs. Letitia Slawson, sisters of the bride.

Mrs. Landon is the daughter of the late Rev. Jesse Zabriskie who with his father once owned the land on which the west half of McLouth now stands.

Mr. Landon was a rural mail carrier on a McLouth Route for 26 years, retiring in 1944.

After a short motor trip in the region of the Lake of the Ozarks, Mr. and Mrs. Landon will be at home to their friends at 621 Orville Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, October 30, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

CAMBLIN, LANTHON ~ BEELER, VIRGINIA

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Beeler announce the marriage of their daughter, Virginia to Lanthon Camblin last Tuesday. They are to make their new home in Topeka. (Hayes Grange Community) (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, June 26, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

EHLERS, MARLIN ~ ANDERSON, VIRGINIA

Miss Virginia Anderson and Mr. Marlin Ehlers were married last Saturday, December 20. The ceremony was performed at three o'clock in De Soto. After a short trip the couple are at home at the Anderson farm.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. George Anderson, was a teacher for several years in Oskaloosa high school, and currently in the Winchester high school. Mr. Ehlers is a well-known farmer of this community, graduated from Oskaloosa high school, served in Pacific theatre with the air corps. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, December 25, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

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