Johnson County, Kansas

Weddings / Anniversaries / Engagements


Marriage licenses were issued on June 29, to Zeno Zabriskie and Helen Guest of McLouth; on July 2, to J. M. Nation and Cora Cowan of Valley Falls.
(The Oskaloosa Independent ~ Oskaloosa, KS ~ Saturday ~ July 6, 1895 ~ Submitted by Jim Dezotell)




Last Thursday marked the 44th anniversary of the marriage of J. H. Zabriskie and wife. They are both as well as usual and apparently as happy
and contented as clams.
(The Valley Falls New Era ~ Valley Falls, KS ~ Thursday ~ March 16, 1911 ~ Submitted by Jim Dezotell)




The wedding of Miss Ethel Beatrice Cartwright and Mr. Samuel T. Dillard of Paola, Kansas, took place Wednesday, April 28, at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Maria Cartwright. The Rev. Wm. Jackson of Paola, an uncle of the groom officiated. The house was beautifully decorated with ferns and cut flowers. The color scheme being pink and white. The bride wore a lovely gown of white crepe de chine and point lace, trimmed with pearls and carried a shower bouquet of pink and white roses. The groom wore the conventional black. Miss Lora Page, an aunt of the bride was maid of honor. Many beautiful and useful presents were received from both white and colored friends. After the ceremony, light refreshments were served. Mrs. Cartwright was assisted by her daughter, Mrs. O. McCullough and sister Miss Lora Page. The out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sponable, Mrs. Burton (white), Misses Linnie and Stella Dillard, Miss Tille Wellings, Mrs. Howard, Messrs. Fred Dillard and Washington of Paola, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cartwright of Kansas City. Mr. and Mrs. Dillard left on 12:17 train for their future home in Paola. Congratulations and best wishes attend this happy pair.
(Plaindealer ~ May 14, 1915)


S. P. Howland, city clerk, was jovial Monday. He received word from his son that he had a new daughter-in-law. Christmas day his son, George F. Howland came home from Keukuk, Ia., and brought as a guest, Miss Dorothy Coons of Kansas City, Mo. Friday these young people were married at the home of the bride's parents at 202 North Wheeling Avenue, in Kansas City, Mo., and started for Keokuk where they will begin housekeeping. (Olathe Register, January 1, 1914)


On Saturday evening at 8 o'clock a pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Elliott, 3839 Baltimore, Ave., Kansas City, Mo., when their daughter, Laura, became the bride of Mr. Wm. Moore, Jr., son of W. J. Moore, county clerk. The Rev. C. B. Zook of the M. E. church read the ring service, the wedding march was played by Miss Doris Seiss and Miss Gladys DeHoney acting as bridesmaid, wore a beautiful gown of white silk crepe de chine carrying a huge bouquet of white roses and ferns. There were about one hundred guests present at the ceremony and reception.

Refreshments of cake and "sweethearts" made of ice cream were served.

Many beautiful presents of china, cut glass and silver were received.

The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott formerly of Olathe, the groom is the youngest son of County Clerk W. J. Moore and is a deputy in that office. The young couple will be at home to their friends at 115 South Pine Street, Olathe after January 10th. (Olathe Register, January 1, 1914)

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