Jewell  County



Navy Recruiting Party Member Weds

Jay K. Beachy, on duty at the navy recruiting office, Eighth and Walnut streets, and Miss Esther Belle Dykes, daughter of Doctor and Mrs. John B. Dykes of Mankato, Kan., were married at the First Baptist Church, Linwood Boulevard and Park Avenue, at 6 o'clock last night by the Rev. W. S. Abernethy, pastor. The couple were attended by George H. Berg and Miss Elma Dykes, sister of the bride. They will make their home at the Densmore Hotel, 908 Locust Street. (Kansas City Star, June 16, 1918, page 8)


Mr. and Mrs. James M. Dutton announce the marriage of their daughter, Sharel Lynn to Mr. Frank T. Carpenter III, which took place Monday, June 10 at Prairie Village, Kans.

Mrs. Frank T. Carpenter III (nee Miss Sharel dutton) and husband were feted with a lovely reception and wedding shower at the E. U. B. church parlor in Esbon Saturday evening. June 22. Hostesses were Lucille Frost, Lulu Sharp, Freda Black, Flora Ball, dorothy Dodd, Theo Rogers, Thelma Lamb and Pearl Jones.

The group was favored with a vocal solo, "Sweeter Than Thou," by Diane Baker accompanied at the piano by Bonnie Baker and a piano solo, "Serenade of the Bells," by Earline Silsby.

The bride and groom opened their many beautiful gifts, assisted by Lila Blattner, Myrna dodd and Lila Frost.

A lovely lace table cloth beautiful candelabra and pink snap dragons with fernery, featured the reception table, from which the guests were served dainty refreshments of punch, brick ice cream, cookies, nuts, and mints by Theo Rogers and Thelma Lamb.

The delightful evening ended as the guests extended congratulations to the happy couple. (Jewell County Record, June 27, 1963, page 4)


Miss Ruth Ann Howland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Bruce Howland of Formoso, Kans., became the bride of Mr. donald C. Fleming, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chester Fleming of Adrian, Mo., on Sunday, May 26, at two-thirty o'clock at the Formoso Community Church. The Rev. Marvin Zwickey performed the double ring ceremony before an altar flanked with baskets of pink roses and gladioli. Mrs. Don Hurd played a prelude of pre-nupital music. George Robert Dempsey was soloist and sang "Because," and "The Lord's Prayer."

The bride chose a gown of French chantilly lace over satin with its bouffance dramatized by a scalloped hemline. A garland of self roses, sweeping from the waistline over the train. She carried a bouquet of pink rose buds on a white Bible, a gift of the groom.

Miss Rita Jane Howland, twin sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Miss Lila Jean Fleming sister of the groom was the bridesmaid. Each wore ballerina length gowns, pwoder blue acetate styled with a scalloped neckline and matching nylon net and acetate veils. Each carried nosegay bouquets of blue carnations and pink daisies.

Miss Clelia Howland and Miss Joyce Isaacson, cousins of the bride, lighted the tapers and Dixie Diane Howland, niece of the bride was flower girl. They were all attired identical to the maid of honor and bridesmaid, Terry Lee Howland, nephew of the bride was ring bearer. C. J. Cummins friend of the groom was best man and Larry Hockett friend of the groom was groomsman. Ray Howland and Clark Howland, brothers of the bride, were ushers.

The bride's mother wore a dress of beige schiffli embroidery on linen with white accessories. The groom's mother-aunt wore mauve print silk dress with mauve accessories, and each wore white carnation corsages.

Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlors. Mrs. Ray Howland and Mrs. Clark Howland had charge of the gift table. The bride's table was laid with a hand crocheted cloth made by the bride's maternal grandmother and centered with a four-tiered wedding cake decorated with blue and pink roses. Crystal candelabra held lighted white tapers. Mrs. Nelson Stainbrook and Mrs. Smith Howland cut and served the cake. Mrs. Robert Howland served punch and Mrs. Howard Field, Sr., poured coffee, assisted by Mrs. Don Howland. These ladies are all aunts of the bride. Miss Patricia Clark of Salina presided at the guest book.

After a wedding trip the coulpe will make their home at Raytown, Missouri. (Jewell County Record, June 20, 1963, page 10)


November 17, 1888, at the Methodist parsonage, in Jewell City, Kansas, Mr. Eugene C. Getts, formerly of Lake View, this county, and Miss Bertha H. Black both of Mankato, Kans., were united in matrimony by Rev. Mr. McCoy. (Wisconsin State Journal, December 21, 1888, page 8)


Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Green Will Celebrate Golden Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley M. Green of Jewell will celebrate their Golden Wedding at their home in Jewell Sunday, June 23. Open House will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and they will be pleased to have all friends call. Mr. and Mrs. Green request no gifts, please. (Jewell County Record, June 20, 1963, page 1)


Miss Annis Maxine Fair, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Fair became the bride of Fred Daniel Hill son of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Polsley of Attica, Kans., at 2:30 in the afternoon, Saturday, June 8, at the Harmony Methodist Church in Mankato.

Rev. Robert Simison performed the double ring ceremony before a background of twin baskets of white chrysanthemums and branched candelabra. The aisle pews were decorated with white satin bows.

Mrs. Arden Blaylock of Mankato played a prelude of organ music and accompanied Miss Cheryl Dempsey of Mankato, soloist, who sang "Because," "Entreat Me Not To Leave Thee," and "The Wedding Prayer."

The bride wore a gown of ivory peau de sole made with a full skirt with redingote over-skirt and white Chantilly lace appliques. The three-quarter length sleeves and neckline were of the same Chantily lace, with additional lace touches on the rose-adorned chapel train. Her elbow-length veil of illusion was held in place by a headband of Chantilly lace. She wore a single strand of pearls, the groom's gift to the bride, and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums encircled with lace.

Miss Janis Fair was her sister's maid of honor and Mrs. Douglas Fair, sister in law of the bride and Mrs. Leo Thompson, sister of the groom were bridesmatrons. They wore identical dresses of aqua cotton satin made with redingote effect over-skirt appliqued with Chantilly lace. Their blush veils of aqua net were held in place with matching bows and each carried a colonial bouquet of white carnations and aqua net.

Holly Greenwood of Casper, Wyo., cousin of the bride was the flower girl. Her dress was the same color and material as those of the bridesmaids. She wore a headpiece of white carnations and aqua net and carried a white lace basket of the same flowers.

Mr. Marvin Paugh of Wichita, college roommate of the groom, was the best man. Mr. Douglas Fair, brother of the bride and Mr. Leo Thompson, brother in law of the groom were groomsmen. Ushers were Mr. Sam Yancey, cousin of the bride, Mr. Tom Polsley brother of the groom, Mr. Jerry Burkholder and Mr. Jerry Rumbaugh.

For her daughter's wedding Mrs. Fair wore a sheath dress of gold silk with matching hat and a corsage of white carnations. Mrs. Polsley, mother of the groom wore a dress of blue silk with white accessories and a corsage of white carnations.

Following the ceremony a reception was held in Fellowship Hall. The bride's table was laid with a handmade cutwork cloth of ecru linen and centered with a five tiered wedding cake decorated with aqua roses and topped with sugar bells. An antique glass punch bowl was at one end of the table and a silver candelabrum holding lighted tapers at the other.

Mrs. Tom Greenwood of Casper, Wyo., aunt of the bride, cut the cake, assisted by Mrs. Sam Yancey of Wichita, cousin of the bride, Mrs. F. W. Boyd, Jr., assisted by Mrs. Lowell Yasmer, served the punch. Mrs. Clifford Jones was in charge of the table and serving, assisted by the following girls, Susan Judy, Marsha Grout, Sandra Wilson, Donna Hills, Kerry Kramer, Judy and Jean Walker, Terri Greenwood of Casper, Wyo., cousin of the bride, passed the rice bags to the guests.

After the reception the couple left on a wedding trip to Alamosa, Colo. For traveling the bride changed to a beige linen suit with flowered silk blouse with which she wore bone accessories.

Mrs. Hill is a graduate of Mankato High School and prior to her marriage was employed at the First National bank in Mankato.

The groom was graduated from Attica High School and Southwest College, Winfield, Kas., and is an active member of the Kansas National Guard. He has been teaching and coaching for the past two years at Montrose High School and will have the same position next year. The bride and groom will be attending summer school at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., where he is working on his master's degree. (Jewell County Record, June 20, 1963, page 9)


Will Celebrate Golden Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. William P. Hoffhines will celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary on Sunday June 23 at the Esbon E. U. B. Church parlor and will heartily welcome their many friends and neighbors between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. (Jewell County Record, June 20, 1963, page 1)


Mr. and Mrs. John Lamberton of Langford, South Dakota, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rita to Beryl Roberson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Roberson of Burr Oak, Kans.

Miss Lamberton has been teaching at Groton, South Dakota.

Oct. 12 has been set for the wedding date. (Jewell County Record, June 20, 1963, page 9)


Mrs. Vera Seirer of Mankato announces the engagement of her daughter, Glenna Marlene to George Raymond Schaefer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schaefer of Mankato. They are both graduates of Mankato High School.

No wedding date has been set. (Jewell County Record, June 20, 1963, page 9)



Sunday afternoon at about 1:30 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Draber, the Rev. H. J. Lorenz performed the ceremony uniting in marraige Miss Ruth Robbins and Mr. Arthur D. Schuster, both of whom live at Mankato for which place they left last night, via Glen Elder.
(Beloit Daily Call ~ Monday ~ November 11, 1907 ~ Page 4)


50th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Van Meter will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Sunday, June 30, from 2 to 5 o'clock at the American Legion Hall. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. (Jewell County Record, June 20, 1963, page 1)



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