Lyon County, Kansas


Marriages

AYERS, FRANK ~ DOUGHTY, CORA

Frank Ayers of Emporia and Miss Cora Doughty of Madison were married Tuesday at the bride's home in Madison. They are both graduates of the State Normal. The Doughty family lived in Emporia on North Rural street for several years and are well known here.
(Emporia Gazette ~ August 20, 1903)

BELTHRAN, FRANK ~ SHERRICK, NELLIE A.

Marriage ceremonies were performed in-probate court Saturday afternoon for Bert McComb of Zenith and Maude J. Thomas of Hutchinson, and Frank Belthran and Nellie A. Sherrick of Emporia. A marriage license was issued this morning to W. S. Provo and Elizabeth Milner, of Madison. (The Emporia Gazette, March 8, 1915, page 2)

HAYWOOD, CARL ~ ROBERTS, MABEL

This morning's Kansas City Journal contained the following item which surprise and pleased emporia people:

"Carl Haywood and Mabel Roberts, both of Emporia, Kans., were married in the parlors of the Midland hotel yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock by Rev. James W. Fifield, pastor of the First Congretional church, of this city. Mr. Haywood is a merchant of Emporia and his bride is one of the popular young society women of that town. A few Kansas City friends were present at the wedding.

"Mr. Haywood and his wife left last night for a trip to Boston and Washington."
The wedding announcement above was the first, most of the friends and relatives of the bride and groom had heard of their intention to marry immediately. The Newmans were notified of the marriage by the bride's mother, Mrs. Alfred Roberts, of College Hill.

To the notice may be added the fact that among the friends present at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hagarman, cousins of the groom, Mr. Frank Comstock, Miss Gertrude Jordan and Mr. Lee Roberts brother of the bride. The groom is a nephew of George and E. C. Newman of this town and both young people occupy a prominent place in Emporia society. (The Emporia Gazette, July 2, 1903, page 1)

JACOB, JOSEPH ~ BATCH, CORAL

Sunday at the residence of Rev. W. A. Sprague, of the M. P. Church, Miss Coral Batch and Mr. Joseph Jacob were united in marriage. Both bride and groom are well known in this community and have the best wishes of hosts of friends. (The Emporia Gazette, July 16, 1903, page 2)

McINTIRE, GEORGE H. ~ CHAMPLIN, MARY R.

Married.  On Dow Creek, at the residence of H. F. Clark, by P. B. Maxson, Esq., George H. McIntire and Miss Mary R. Champlin, all of Lyon County, Kansas. (Emporia News, January 8, 1869)

STEVENSON, THOMAS ~ ROBERTS, MARY

The wedding of Miss Mary Roberts to Mr. Thomas Stevenson was solemnized last night by Rev. Ward of the Congregational church, 823 Mechanic Street where they will be at home to their many friends in the future. The bride is well known in Emporia. She was born here and has taught in the public schools. The groom is also well known being an undertaker at Clarke's.

The impressive ring ceremony was used; little Helen Pringle was the ring bearer. The house was tastily decorated in pink and white roses.

The out of town guests were: Mrs. T. C. Green and daughter Elsie of Pueblo, Col.; Mrs. Parr of Ottawa; Mrs. Coleman of Fredonia; Mrs. Collins of Tennessee; and Miss Moss of Illinois.

The Gazette extends its heartiest congratulations to the happy couple. (The Emporia Gazette, July 2, 1903, page 1)

WISDOM, GILBERT ~ SPADE, LATINA

Yesterday Judge Evans married Gilbert Wisdom and Latina Spade of Admire. (The Emporia Gazette, July 2, 1903, page 1)

McCOMB, BERT ~ THOMAS, MAUDE J.

Marriage ceremonies were performed in-probate court Saturday afternoon for Bert McComb of Zenith and Maude J. Thomas of Hutchinson, and Frank Belthran and Nellie A. Sherrick of Emporia. A marriage license was issued this morning to W. S. Provo and Elizabeth Milner, of Madison. (The Emporia Gazette, March 8, 1915, page 2)

MURPHY, DALE w. ~ STAIR, THELMA CATHERINE

Three marriage licenses were issued by the probate judge yesterday. A license was issued for Fred G. Short and Maggie Murphy, both of Emporia. A license was issued and the marriage ceremony performed by Judge Walter Jones for Dale W. Murphy and Thelma Catherine Stair, both of Emporia. Last night about 10 o'clock Judge Jones was called to his office to issue a license to Charles Anderson of Osage City, and Ella Des Rocher of Galena. They were married by the probate judge. (The Emporia Gazette, February 7, 1917, page 7)

ANDERSON, CHARLES ~ DES ROCHER, ELLA

Three marriage licenses were issued by the probate judge yesterday. A license was issued for Fred G. Short and Maggie Murphy, both of Emporia. A license was issued and the marriage ceremony performed by Judge Walter Jones for Dale W. Murphy and Thelma Catherine Stair, both of Emporia. Last night about 10 o'clock Judge Jones was called to his office to issue a license to Charles Anderson of Osage City, and Ella Des Rocher of Galena. They were married by the probate judge. (The Emporia Gazette, February 7, 1917, page 7)

GLASS, C. ~ VAN SENA, MISS

C. Glass and Miss Van Sena, both of Topeka, were married this morning at the courthouse by Walter A. Jones, probate judge. A marriage license was issued this morning to Delbert W. Spencer of Aurora, Colo., and Miss Lela Maud Rothert, of Admire. Ray W. Emley and Miss Odessa Shepherd, both of Hartford, secured a marriage license yesterday. They expected to be married by Rev. G. J. Rhodes of Hartford. Howard F. Nine of Fort Riley and Miss Bessie M. Coon of Burlingame, were married at the courthouse yesterday by Mr. Jones, probate judge. The groom is a member of the Thirteenth Cavalry, stationed at Fort Riley. (The Emporia Gazette, August 15, 1917, page 6)

SPENCER, DELBERT W. ~ ROTHERT, LELA MAUD

C. Glass and Miss Van Sena, both of Topeka, were married this morning at the courthouse by Walter A. Jones, probate judge. A marriage license was issued this morning to Delbert W. Spencer of Aurora, Colo., and Miss Lela Maud Rothert, of Admire. Ray W. Emley and Miss Odessa Shepherd, both of Hartford, secured a marriage license yesterday. They expected to be married by Rev. G. J. Rhodes of Hartford. Howard F. Nine of Fort Riley and Miss Bessie M. Coon of Burlingame, were married at the courthouse yesterday by Mr. Jones, probate judge. The groom is a member of the Thirteenth Cavalry, stationed at Fort Riley. (The Emporia Gazette, August 15, 1917, page 6)

NINE, HOWARD F. ~ COON, BESSIE M.

C. Glass and Miss Van Sena, both of Topeka, were married this morning at the courthouse by Walter A. Jones, probate judge. A marriage license was issued this morning to Delbert W. Spencer of Aurora, Colo., and Miss Lela Maud Rothert, of Admire. Ray W. Emley and Miss Odessa Shepherd, both of Hartford, secured a marriage license yesterday. They expected to be married by Rev. G. J. Rhodes of Hartford. Howard F. Nine of Fort Riley and Miss Bessie M. Coon of Burlingame, were married at the courthouse yesterday by Mr. Jones, probate judge. The groom is a member of the Thirteenth Cavalry, stationed at Fort Riley. (The Emporia Gazette, August 15, 1917, page 6)

TRIM, ALVIN T. ~ LARKIN, VIOLA M.

A marriage license was issued in probate court yesterday afternoon for Alvin T. Trim and Viola M. Larkin both of Lebo. They were married by Walter A. Jones, probate judge. (The Emporia Gazette, January 27, 1917, page 3)

DOWNING, J. M. ~ STEELSMITH, MARY ALICE

Mrs. Nellie R. Steelsmith, of Abilene, announced the marraige of her daughter, Mary Alice, to J. M. Downing, son of Mrs. J. M. Downing, of Americus. The wedding took place Saturday evening at the First Presbyterian church in Topeka. The Rev. Orlo Choguill, former pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Emporia, read the double ring service.

Mrs. Downing is the vocal music instruction at Emporia Senior high school and Mr. Downing is cashier of the Americus State bank. The couple is living in Emporia at 406 Market.
(Emporia Gazette ~ January 3, 1951 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

GUTSCH, DARRELL E. ~ LaBRANT, BETTY JOAN

The wedding of Miss Betty Joan LaBrant, daughter of Laura K. LaBrant, 802 Congress, and Darrell E. Gutsch, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Gutsch, took place Sunday at the First Methodist church. The Rev. Clyde S. Clark read the double ring service.

The bride was attended by her twin sister, Miss Barbara J. LaBrant, and Miss Marjorie Lou Huff. John Hane was best man and Edward T. Skinner was groomsman. Ushers were Clifton Beryl Huff and Donald Trowbridge.

The bride wore a turquoise suit with a winter white hat and brown accessories. She wore a coursage of Pink Delight roses. The maid of honor wore a rose-colored suit with brown accessories and a yellow rose corsage. Miss Huff was dressed in a tan suit with brown accessories and a yellow rose corsage.

A reception was held after the wedding at the Blue room of the Broadview hotel. Miss Barbara LaBrant and Mrs. Elmer Siedhoff served and Miss Jewell Gutsch was in charge of the gifts at the reception.

Mr. and Mrs. Gutsch went to Topeka for a short wedding trip. They will live in Lincoln.

Mrs. Gutsch is a graduate of Burdick high school and has been employed as a switchboard operator at the Broadview hotel. Mr. Gutsch is also a graduate of Burdick high school and is now employed by the Santa Fe railroad in Lincoln.
(Emporia Gazette ~ January 3, 1951 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

DAVENPORT, ALLEN V. ~ HINTON, MYRTLE M.

Myrtle M. Hinton and Allen V. Davenport were married at 6:15 o'clock, Thursday morning, at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. H. J. Hagney, 603 North Emporia avenue, Wichita. Only members of the family were present. W. S. Vall pronounced the Uniterian marriage service. Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Davenport left for Holdenville, I.T., their future home. There were no invitations issued and no cards will be sent out. The bride is the daughter of J. W. Hilton, one of the pioneer residents of Wichita. Allen Davenport is well known here. Until five years ago he had lived here all his life. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. T. F. Davenport. He worked three years at J. J. Edward's. Later he was head of the hat department in Browning King's store in Chicago. He has the reputation in the trade, of being one of the best furnishing goods men in the West. It is a saying in the furnishing goods trade that there are no good clerks---as soon as a clerk gets to be good, he gets to be boss. This is true in Mr. Davenport's case---he now owns a general merchandise store at Holdenville, I. T.

The wedding was a complete surprise to Mr. and Mrs. Davenport's friends as the announcement was made.
(Emporia Gazette ~ September 5, 1901 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

DENNY, IRVING ~ PEACH, BERNICE

Bernice Peach was married to Irving Denny Wednesday night at 9 o'clock, at the home of the bride's brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Miller, 905 Mechanic street. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Selden of the Baptist church. Della Miller played the "Loehngrin" wedding march. The bride is well known here having lived here and attended school for several years. For the past two years she has been teaching in the Harper schools. It was there she became acquainted with Mr. Denny who is editor of the Harper "Sentinel." Mr. and Mrs. Denny left on the 2 o'clock train next morning for their home in Harper. They got on the train in a shower of rice, good wishes and old shoes.
(Emporia Gazette ~ September 12, 1901 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

STEELE, JOHN ~ ESKRIDGE, MATTIE

In a house which love had wreathed in beauty, with only those that were nearest and dearest about them, Miss Mattie Eskridge and Mr. John Steele, of Kansas City, were married Wednesday at 10 o'clock, at the bride's home on Twelfth avenue. The wedding was very simple, but beautiful in every detail. The house was darkened and lighted throughout with shaded gas light and candles. The decorations were all green and white. The doors and windows were hidden in masses of green vines and behind banks of palms. The green was relieved at intervals by clusters of white flowers. This decoration prevailed throughout the house. The long staircase supplied the one note of color in the decorations, for the balustrade was hidden under masses of golden rod.

Mrs. Frank Kenney played the wedding march and Dr. Sauber performed the ceremony.

The bridal party stood in the big bow window in the parlor. Palms and vines had transformed the bow window into a cool green grotto which served as an admirable back ground for the white dresses of the young women who assisted.

The bride and groom were unattended, but the assisting young women were grouped at the bride's left.

Miss Eskridge was married in her traveling gown, a brown broadcloth tailor suit, with hat to match. She carried a big bouquet of bride roses.

The young women assisting were Mrs. Harry Gilley, Misses Sabra and Kittie Whitley, Jennie Thomas, Dannetta Mitchell, Helen Little and Mrs. Chas. Jones. They all wore white organdle, lace trimmed gowns except Mrs. Gilley, who wore a pale green organdle. After the ceremony Miss Little began to serve punch in the parlor.

From the parlor the guests passed to the library where Mrs. Charles Jones and Miss Kittie Whitley presided over the coffee urns. Coffee, sandwiches, olives etc. were served from the lace trimmed, candle lighted table. From the library the guests were ushered into the dining room. Both library and dining room were lighted by innumerable candles under pale green shades. The big polished mahogany dining room table was almost covered with lace doiles, and decorated with dishes of green and white bonbons. There Mrs. Gilley and Miss Dannette Mitchell served ice cream and cake. The ice cream was served on big ice cream platters in long green and white bricks. Miss MItchell and Mrs. Gilley were assisted by Misses Jennie Thomas and Sabra Whitley.

Mrs. Eskridge, the bride's mother wore black silk trimmed with duchess lace.

Miss Clarak Eskridge, wore black net over black silk trimmed with cluny lace incrusted with hand painted medallions.

Mrs. Mezzie Eskridge-Benard, white mohair tailor made costume.

Mrs. John Eskridge wore handsome black silk trimmed with lace.

Miss Dixon, the bride's aunt, wore black silk with white lace fishue.

Mrs. J. M. McCown, pale gray silk tissue with pink trimmings. Mrs. Charles Harris, brown silk with pale blue velvet. Mrs. J. M. Steel wore dark red crepe de chene lace.

The bride presented the young women who assisted with pearl stick pins.

The out of town guests were: L. G. and Horace Steele, of Lawrence, father and brother of the groom and Captain Adna G. Clark, of Lawrence, with whom Mr. Steele served in the Philippines.

The presents were numerous and elegant. One of the most interesting was a silver pitcher sent by the captains of the Twentieth Kansas.

The young people left on the noon train for Kansas City, where they will live, as Mr. Steele is connected with the "Star."
(Emporia Gazette ~ September 26, 1901 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

OWENS, JOHN & PRICE, LIZZIE

A DRY CREEK WEDDING

Last Wednesday Mr. John Owens and Miss Lizzie Price were married. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. Ellis Owens, an old settler of the Dry Creek neighborhood who came out here long before the Civil war. The bride is the daughter of J. M. Price who are noted for their valued generosity. The wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. Morgan the newly ordained minister of Dry Creek Congretional church. The bride was very neatly attired in an elegant silk dress fawn-colored. The best man was Johnny M. Price, the brother of the bride and Miss Katie Thomas, of Emporia, acted as bridesmaid. After the ceremony was over the guests who numbered about one hundred and ten sat down to a most magnificient dinner.

In the evening about forty young men came to the "charivari" and after hammering rattling shooting and singing until the far away farms echoed and re-echoed with their merry voices they were all invited to the house and had a real good time. The wedding presents were beautiful and numerous.
(Emporia Gazette ~ December 26, 1901 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

SMITH, GEORGE ~ RICH, MINNIE

At noon Monday, in the First Presbyterian church, which was beautifully decorated in ferns, palms, and smilax. Miss Minnie Rich and Dr. George Smith were married by Joseph H. Hill. The ring ceremony was used. The bride was attended by Miss Jessie Ford and Miss Francis Evans. The groom's best man was Mr. Selders, of Manhattan, and the ushers were Dr. F. A. Eckdall and B. F. Martin. The bride was given away by her father, S. H. Rich. The bride wore a gown of white tucked organdie with a real lace yoke. She carried white roses. The bridesmaids wore gowns of white organdie trimmed with real lace. They carried cream roses and white carnations. The wedding march was played by Mrs. C. A. Boyle. After the ceremony a wedding dinner was given to the bridal party at the home of W. A. Rich, the bride's brother.

Dr. and Mrs. Smith left Monday afternoon at 2:45 for Manhattan where a reception will be given in their honor. From there they will go to Omaha where Dr. Smith is practicing. Dr. Smith attended the Normal several years and graduated in the class of '94. Mrs. Smith until this last term was a teacher in the city schools. A crowd of friends accompanied them to the train to givce them a proper starton their journey.
(Emporia Gazette ~ February 20, 1902 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

SIMMONS, M. C. ~ JOHNSON, PEARLE

Miss Pearle Johnson and M. C. Simmons, both of Admire, were married at noon Thursday by Judge M. M. Mason. The groom clerks in the co-operative store at Admire and both the bride and groom are well known young people there.
(Emporia Gazette ~ April 24, 1902 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

REESER, EUGENE ~ RUBART, MAE

Eugene Reeser and Mae Rubart, both of Hartford, were married here Monday night by Rev. W. A. Parker at the preacher's home. The couple live in Hartford. Both are well known and have the congratulations of many friends. The groom is a son of Dr. Reeser of Hartford. Mr. and Mrs. Reeser will make their home in Hartford.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 26, 1902)

KEMP, ROY W. ~ BERRIE, FLORENCE

The wedding of Miss Florence Berrie and Mr. Roy W. Kemp took place at the home of the bride's mother on Seventh avenue on Sunday, Rev. Latimer performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Kemp are well known among the young people of Emporia, where they have numerous friends. The bride's people moved to Emporia from Kingman county three years ago to take advantage of the school facilities here. The bride spent two years at the Normal school and later has been chief operator at the Bell Telephone office, where she made many friends. Mr. Kemp has lived in Emporia since January and during his residence here has made himself popular with all who met him. He is a young man of excellent business ability. He is in the telephone business and has made a success of the work being chief inspector of the Missouri & Kansas Telephone company at Emporia.

Their many friends will be glad to know that they will continue to make Emporia their home. They left for the west Sunday on their wedding journey and will be home at 722 Market street after August 10.
(Emporia Gazette ~ August 7, 1902)

McNUTT, DANIEL R. ~ CAMPBELL, CARRIE M.

Miss Carrie M. Campbell and Daniel R. McNutt were married at the home of the bride's parents, 1501 State street, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock by Dr. W. C. Madison. The groom is a well known newspaper man, editor of the "New Era" at South Haven, Kan. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Campbell. She is an accomplished young woman and has been teaching school in Mede county. Mr. and Mrs. McNutt left for South Haven Tuesday.
(Emporia Gazette ~ September 11, 1902)

STINSON, ELMER ~ MILLER, CATHERYN

Elmer Stinson and Miss Catheryn Miller both of Emporia were married yesterday.
(Emporia Gazette ~ August 27, 1903)

THOMPSON, GEORGE ~ MRS. THOMPSON

Mr. George Thompson and Mrs. George Thompson were married Sunday at the Palace hotel by Probate Judge Evans. The state case against Mr. Thompson is dismissed by this action, and his employer, L. W. Lewis went security for the part of the costs yet unpaid.
(Emporia Gazette ~ November 19, 1903)

KOONTZ, CHARLES C. ~ DODGE, EDITH R.

Miss Edith R. Dodge and Mr. Charles C. Koontz were married Monday at the home of Dr. Frederick J. Sauber, 907 Merchant street, Dr. Sauber performing the marriage ceremony. Mr. Koontz has grown up in Emporia and every one who knows him is his friend. He has been an operator for the Santa Fe for the past three years, and his work has always been of the kind that gives satisfaction. Mrs. Koontz is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Dodge and is a bright sensible young woman who has a great many friends in Emporia.

Mr. and Mrs. Koontz went to Parsons Tuesday where Mr. Koontz has a job as operator in the general offices of Katy. Their friends in Emporia wish for the young couple a large measure of prosperity and happiness in their new home.
(Emporia Gazette ~ November 26, 1903)

HEALY, JOHN ~ WATSON, JENNIE

Tuesday Miss Jennie Watson of Emporia and Mr. John Healy of Arkansas City, were quietly married at this place. None but immediate relatives were present owing to the illness of the bride who is just convalescing from a protracted illness. Judge Evans officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Healy will go south for the winter.
(Emporia Gazette ~ December 10, 1903)

TURNER, GEORGE ~ BRAGUNIER, MABEL

Miss Mabel Bragunier, of Emporia, daughter of George Bragunier, was married yesterday in Peabody to Mr. Turner, a traveling man for the Continental Creamery Company. Both bride and groom are well known in Emporia and the wedding is a surprise to their friends here.
(Emporia Gazette ~ January 7, 1904)

GALEY, OWEN ~ OBLEY, LAURA

Wednesday evening at the home of W. A. Parker, Owen Galey and Miss Laura Obley were married, Mr. Parker performing the ceremony. Both young people live in Emporia and were brought up here. Mr. Galey is a cook at the Mit-Way hotel. Mrs. Galey is a daughter of A. H. Obley, the carpenter.
(Emporia Gazette ~ February 18, 1904)

NELSON, OTIS F. ~ SAFFER, BESSIE

At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Saffer, twelve miles north of Emporia, Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, Miss Bessie Saffer was married to Mr. Otis F. Nelson. The bride's sister, Miss Maud Saffer, played the wedding march and Rev. M. U. Bambsburg, pastor of the Grace M. E. church at Emporia, performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson are estimable young people, well liked in this community. They were the recipients of many valuable presents.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ February 25, 1904)

CRUMWELL, HARRY ~ DUNN, EUNICE

Mr. Harry Crumwell, of Argentine, and Miss Eunice Dunn, of Emporia, were united in marriage Tuesday, March 8, 1904, at the home of the groom's parents, 31 North King street, Argentine, Kan. A small party of friends was present at the wedding. The bride and groom were entertained by a small orchestra and after the marriage an elaborate luncheon was served. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. H. G. Fonken, of the First Presbyterian church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dunn, of Emporia. The groom is a young man of ability and has been employed in the train department of the Santa Fe for seven years and has lived in Argentine for the past ten years. Many nice presents were received. Mr. and Mrs. Cromwell will live at 31 North King street, Argentine, Kan.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ March 17, 1904)

SKAGGS, ARTHUR ~ LONG, CARRIE

Wednesday night at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Chas. Broadwell, 709 Merchant street, Miss Carrie Long was married to Arthur Skaggs by Rev. Davidson, of the United Presbyterian church. The ceremony took place in the presence of twenty friends and relatives. The bride by her pleasing personality was acquired a large circle of friends in the comparatively short time she has lived here. The groom is a well known and well liked Santa Fe brakeman. Mr. and Mrs. Skaggs will make their home at 709 Merchant for the present.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ March 24, 1904)

HERRING, WILLIAM C. ~ KOONTZ, MYRTLE

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Koontz of No. 9 Pine street, were surprised yesterday when their oldest daughter, Myrtle, informed them that her name was Mrs. William C. Herring, instead of Miss Myrtle Koontz.

Miss Myrtle Koontz of Emporia, and Mrs. William C. Herring, of Ottumwa, Iowa, were married by Probate Judge Evans at his office last Monday afternoon. The wedding was without the knowledge of the bride's parents and they first learned of it yesterday. Monday was Mrs. Herring's 24th birthday. Mr. Herring has been on a visit for the last week. Mr. and Mrs. Koontz were aware that their daughter and Mr. Herring have been engaged for some time, but they had planned for their daughter's wedding next fall. The marriage is satisfactory to both Mr. and Mrs. Koontz, only they naturally would have preferred an invitation to the wedding.

Monday evening Mrs. Herring entertained a party of young friends at her home in honor of Mr. Herring but not a work was whispered of the wedding.

The bride is a capable and industrious young woman and has been in the employ of the New Process laundry for the past four years. She has spent the greater part of her life in Emporia and has many friends, all of whom wish for her a bright future. Mrs. Herring always told her parents that when she married, she would have no unnecessary show about it, so she took the most simple plan possible.

Mr. Herring met his wife about four years ago. He was then a soldier in the regular army stationed at Fort Leavenworth. Mr. Herring saw six months' active service in the Philippines. He was a member of the Fourteenth cavalry, troop C, and was honorably discharged as a sergeant last January after three years' service. Mr. Herring is a Kansas boy. Mr. and Mrs. Herring will probably make their home in Ottumwa, Iowa.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ July 21, 1904)

PARKER, CHARLES ~ BALDWIN, KATIE

Charles Parker, the Bell telephone company's lineman here, was married, last Thursday to Miss Katie Baldwin, of Blackwell, Okla. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Parker came to Emporia Saturday and are living at 218 West Seventh. Mr. Parker has been with the Bell Telephone Comopany for some time. He came here from Abilene. He is a good workman and is well liked by all who know him.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ August 11, 1904)


SNOOK, ROSCOE W. ~ WHITLOCK, BLANCH MAY

For the first time since Judge Evans has held the office of probate judge, last Tuesday a woman came to his office and procurred a marriage license. The groom was confined to his room with rheumatism. The bride was Blanch May Whitlock, of Emporia, and the groom was Roscoe W. Snook, of Cottonwood Falls. Judge Evans went to Mr. Snook's room at the Third Avenue hotel and married the couple. Mr. Snook was unable to stand, but was holstered up in a chair with pillows.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ August 11, 1904)


KILLINGSWORTH, OLMA ~ WELCH, NANNIE E.

Yesterday at the home of the bride's parents, Miss Nannie E. Welch was married to Olma Killingsworth of Emporia. The bride is the daughter of George Welch, a well-known ranchman near Hartford. The groom is in business with Morris Pyle, the horse and mule dealer, and has lived in Emporia a few years.

Mr. and Mrs. Killingsworth will go to Saint Louis on a wedding trip and upon their return will live in Emporia. Mr. and Mrs. Killingsworth have a wide circle of friends in Lyon county. The bride is a niece of Dr. T. E. Welch, 312 West Twelfth Avenue.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ August 11, 1904)

MILLER, WILLIAM V. ~ CUMMINGS, GRACE E.

The marriage of Miss Grace E. Cummings to William V. Miller, was celebrated Tuesday morning at the home of the bride's parents. It was a quiet ceremony, only the immediate relatives being present. Mrs. Miller is a graduate of the Emporia High school, and for the past year has been perfecting herself in domestic science. Mr. Miller is a graduate of the Emporia High school anad of the State Normal. They left this morning for Iola, where Mr. Miller is a teacher in the Iola High school, and where they will live.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ January 4, 1906)

CLASSON, FRANK ~ MERWIN, NELL

Miss Nell Merwin and Frank Classon, both Emporia young people, were married New Year's day at 10:30 in Cleveland, Ohio. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Meldrum at his home. Both Mr. and Mrs. Classon were born and brought up in Emporia and have many friends here. They will live for the present in Cleveland.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ January 11, 1906)

FOSTER, OTTIE ~ WEED, PEARL

A YOUTHFUL BRIDE

Judge Evans Monday officiated at the wedding of Ottie Foster and Miss Pearl Weed, both of Emporia. The wedding took place at the probate judge's office in the court house. The bride is fourteen and one-half years old but as she had the consent of her mother, Judge Evans raised no objection. The groom is 23 years old.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ January 18, 1906)

SWARTZ, RALPH W. ~ RILEY, JESSIE M.

Miss Jessie M. Riley and Ralph W. Swartz were married Thursday at 2 o'clock at the home of J. W. Riley, 304 East Logan avenue. The ceremony was performed by W. A. Parker. The bride's home is in Emporia and the groom is from Americus. Both the bride and groom were employed in the Americus bank. They will live in Americus.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ January 18, 1906)

WATSON, EMIL W. ~ ROBUCK, NELLIE

Emil W. Watson and Miss Nellie Robuck were married Tuesday afternoon by Judge Evans, of the probate court. Mr. Watson is the United States recruiting agent here and his bride lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She came here to meet him and they were quietly married Tuesday. Mr. Watson's home is in Pilot Grove, Mo. He has been in Emporia for several months and has made many friends during his stay here. Mr. and Mrs. Watson will live in Emporia for the present.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ January 25, 1906)

ALLEN, GLEN R. ~ MILLER, BESSIE

Glen R. Allen and Miss Bessie Miller, both of Admire, were married at 1:30 Saturday afternoon by Rev. J. H. Price.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ March 8, 1906)

MARSHALL, GEORGE M. ~ DEW, EVALINE

Miss Evaline Dew, of Burr Oak, Ohio, and George M. Marshall, of Reading Kan., were married Wednesday by W. A. Parker, at his home on Mechanic street. Mr. Marshall was formerly a railroad man in Ohio. He came recently to Kansas and bought a small farm near Reading. Wednesday, Miss Dew arrived from Ohio and after the marriage the two went to Reading to live on the farm of the groom.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ March 29, 1906)

MELLINGER, JAMES ~ HUGHES, IDA

Miss Ida Hughes and Mr. James Mellinger were married yesterday at the home of Miss Hughes's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. B. Hughes, of 510 Sylvan street. Rev. G. G. Clark, of the Lutheran church, performed the ceremony which was witnessed by only a few friends and relatives. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served. The guests from out of town were Mrs. Mellinger, Mr. and Mrs. Will Mellinger, Sani Mellinger, and Otto Hughes, of Topeka.

Mrs. Mellinger was reared in Emporia and has a large circle of friends, by whom she is greatly liked. Mr. Mellinger formerly lived here, having been educated in the city schools. He now lives in Longmont, Colo., and left for that place, with Mrs. Mellinger last evening.
(Emporia Gazette ~ February 21, 1907)

CLAUNCH, WILLIAM E. & BIELMAN, SUSIE A.

WANTED IT WELL DONE

When William E. Claunch and Susie A. Bielman, both of Elmendaro township, were married by Probate Judge McCarty Saturday afternoon, it was the second time that they had been married within six months. Wednesday, November 7, 1906, they were married in Kansas City, and returend to Mr. Claunch's farm in south Lyon county, where they have since been living.

The reason these people took this extra precaution and were twice married is probably this: Judge Meckel, of the Lyon county district court, granted Susie A. Bielman a divorce from Joseph Bielman, October 26 of last year. The divorce, according to the Kansas law, would not take effect until six months after it was granted, which would be April 26, 1907. Mr. and Mrs. Claunch were married in Kansas City, Mo., the next month after the divorce was decreed, November 7, but it would seem that to make sure they were legally married, Saturday, April 27, the day after the divorce became effective, they were married in Emporia by Probate Judge McCarty.
(Emporia Gazette ~ May 2, 1907)

COOPER, THOMAS W. A. ~ GLAZE, LYDIA

Miss Lydia Glaze, of Kansas City, and Thomas W. A. Cooper, manager of the Rex Fluid Company's plant in Emporia, were married in Kansas City Tuesday evening. They arrived in Emporia on an early morning train, leaving Kansas City about midnight. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper are boarding for the present. Mr. Cooper expects to build a house soon.
(Emporia Gazette ~ July 25, 1907)

ROOT, BURR ~ LAMBERT, CAROLINE

Wednesday at the home of the bride's father, I. E. Lambert, occurred the marriage of Miss Caroline Lambert and Burr Root. A prettier wedding has never been solemnized in Emporia. As Olker's orchestra played Mendelssohn's wedding march the bridal party descended the stairs, the ushers, Ike Lambert, Jr., Charles Thieleman and Tom Whelden, leading, followed by the bridesmaids. The bridesmaids, Miss Gay Shepherd, of Kansas City; Miss Margaret Clarke, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Miss Josephine Wheldon, of Springfield, Ohio; Miss Gladys Riggs, Miss Edna Wilcox, and Mrs. Loy Harris, marching in pairs. After these came Mrs. Preston B. Plumb, Jr., matron of honor. Preceding the bride, who was on the arm of her father, were four flower girls, carrying baskets of pink roses. These were Adalaide Ayers, Margaret Buck, Harriet Randall, and Frances Potter. At the foot of the stairs the party was joined by the groom and the best man, his brother, Paul Root, of Kansas City, Mo. The bridal party took their places in the circular alcove in the front hall, which was beautifully decorated with an arch of ferns and smilax. Here the ceremony was performed by Rev. J. H. J. Rice.

The bride was gowned in white radium silk and wore a bridal veil. She had lilies of the valley in her hair, and carried a shower bouquet of bride's roses. Mrs. Preston Plumb, matron of honor, was gowned in white and carried a bouquet of pink roses. Miss Gay Shepherd wore a gown of green radium silk; Miss Margaret Clarke was gowned in pink crepe du chene. Miss Josephine Wheldon's gown was of white crepe de chene, Miss Gladys Riggs was gowned in pink radium silk, and Miss Edna Wilcox wore a green crepe du chene gown. Mrs. Loy Harris wore white crepe du chene.

The Lambert house was beatifully decorated for the ceremony. Green southern smilax was used in the hall with pink chrysanthemums, and was festooned from the chandeliers and over the doors and windows in the parlors and library. The dining room was decorated in pink and white, and roses of that color and pink and white candles were on the tables. In the library the floral decorations consisted of American Beauty roses, while in the parlors yellow chrysanthemums were used. After the ceremony a delicious luncheon was served.

Mrs. Root is the daughter of I. E. Lambert, and was born and grew to womanhood in Emporia. She is a beautiful and accomplished young woman, and has the friendship and love of all who know her. Mr. Root came here recently from Kansas City. He is the employ of the Artificial Ice and Cold Storage Company.

Mr. and Mrs. Root left Wednesday for a short honeymoon trip. Over one hundred guests were present, among them were many from out of town.
(Emporia Gazette ~ October 24, 1907)


RATHKE, DAVID ~ KNAUSS, LOUISE  &  RATHKE, JOHN ~ MERKER, ANNA

David Rathke and Louise Knauss and John Rathke and Anna Merker were married at Olpe last night.  The double wedding was a great affair and a large number of friends were present.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Wednesday ~ January 6, 1897)


TEFFT, CECIL ~ WILSON, LOIS


Miss Lois Wilson and Mr. Cecil Tefft were married at the Methodist parsonage, Saturday morning.  Both young people are graduates of the Hartford High School in the class of 1915, and for the past two years have been successful teachers in Lyon County.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Wednesday ~ January 31, 1917)


FANNING, EDGAR ~ STINSON, MINNIE

Edgar Fanning and Minnie Stinson, of this city, were united in marriage last evening.  Rev. J. P. Lucas performed the ceremony.
(Emporia Daily Gazette ~ June 3, 1895 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

TYTHERLEIGH, JOHN ~ HARKNESS, GENE

Miss Gene Hackman and John D. Tytherleigh, both of Emporia, were married last night at 5:30 at the home of Dr. F. J. Sauber, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, 907 Merchant street.  The wedding was a private affair and the only guest present was Miss Mary Tytherleigh, the groom's sister.  After the wedding an informal reception was given Mr. and Mrs. Tytherleigh at Riverside at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Randolph.  The bride has been employed for several seasons as head milliner in Miss C. E. Gill's millinery store.  She is a sister of the Rev. Harkness, former pastor of the Grace M. E. church.  The groom is well known and popular mail carrier.  They will make their home at number 1 South Merchant street.
(Emporia Gazette ~ September 2, 1903)

RICE, GEORGE ~ PLACKETT, MAUD

Last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Plackett, 914 Merchant street, their daughter, Maud, was married to George Rice of San Francisco.  The ceremony occured at 8 o'clock and was performed by Rev. Price of the First Methodist church.  The bride was attended by Miss Myrtle Rice, the groom's sister, and Harry Dwelle, of Emporia, was the best man.  The bridal party was proceeded by Lucile Humphreys who carried the ring which was used in the ceremony.  Mrs. George Gahan played the wedding march and just before Rev. Price pronounced the ceremony, Miss Nina Clarke sang, "Oh Promise Me."  The house was prettily decorated with pink carnations and ferns.  In one corner of the parlor was an interesting collection of curios which the groom collected while in the Philippines and Japan.  Fifty guests were present and they were entertained part of the time on the lawn which was handsomely decorated with Japanese lanterns.  The wedding supper was served at 9 o'clock.  The bridal party sat at a large table in the dining room and the other guests were seated at small tables scattered through the other rooms.  The bride wore a handsome gown of silk rennaissance, with a yoke of satin fagating and trimmed in point lace.

The bride is a well known Emporia young woman, and has taught school both in Americus and Madison.  The groom is a conductor on the Frisco road running out of San Francisco.  He was a member of the Twentieth Kansas and three of his comrades were present at the wedding.  Mr. and Mrs. Rice will leave tonight for Riverside, Cal., where they will make their home.

The out-of-town guests were Mrs. Craif, of El Paso, Texas; Mrs. Ruthe of Whiting, Ill., the Misses Plackett and Mrs. Jessie Slusser, of Osage City; the Misses Rice, the groom's sisters, of Garnett, Miss Fletta Plackett, of Green Valley, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. McCue, of Osage City; and Mrs. Scoonover, of Ness City.
(Emporia Gazette ~ September 2, 1903)

ECKDALL, JONAS ~ MITCHELL, DANETTA

Last night Miss Danetta Mitchell and Jonas Eckdall were married in Omaha, Neb.  The ceremony took place at 8:30 at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. C. H. Aull.  The bride's brother, Dr. Chas. Mitchell performed the ceremony.  Mr. and Mrs. Eckdall will be here tomorrow.  They will room at the home of Mrs. Bennett on Neosho street until their new home on Rural is finished.

The bride who is a sister of Mrs. L. B. Kellogg was assistant teacher of drawing at the Normal last year, and is admired by a host of friends.

The groom is the well known senior partner in the Corner Book Store.  He is one of the substantial business men of Emporia.
(Emporia Gazette ~ September 3, 1903)

STONE, JOHN ~ KEMP, LUCRETIA

Last Wednesday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kemp a few miles from Topeka, John B. Stone of Emporia and Miss M. Lucretia Kemp were married by the Rev. Parker, pastor of the Emporia Christian church.  Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Stone, the groom's parents, and Mr. and Mrs. Parker attended the wedding.  Mr. Stone is a mail clerk and has one of the best runs in this part of the country from Kansas City to LaJunta, Colo.  Mrs. Stone is a graduate of the Normal and last year taught school in Colorado Springs.  Mr. and Mrs. Stone will make their home in Emporia and are now at home at 718 Exchange street.  Mr. Stone is a deacon in the Christian church.  Friday night the Mispah Christian Endeavor Society of the church went to Mr. and Mrs. Stone's home and gave them a hearty welcome reception.
(Emporia Gazette ~ September 7, 1903)

HAVER, JOHN ~ BRUEGEL, ANNA

Cards were received by a number of Emporia people this morning announcing the wedding of John Haver of Emporia and Miss Anna Bruegel, of Ann Harbor, Mich., on the 11th of last June.  The announcement was a surprise to everyone who received it.

It was told on the quiet that John Haver would be married this fall but the fact that he was married last spring was kept a secret from everyone in Emporia with the exception of his family.  Mr. Haver left last week for Michigan and he and Mrs. Haver will arrive here next week for a short visit after which they will leave for Tulsa where Mr. Haver and Watson Randolph of this place will open a law office.  John Haver was one of the brightest, handomest and most popular young men in Emporia and the circle of friends who wish him hapiness is a large one.
(Emporia Gazette ~ September 8, 1903)

EDGERTON, HARRY ~ BACON, MAY ELIZABETH

At half past five o'clock yesterday at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. William Bacon, north of the city, occured the mariage of their daughter, May Elizabeth, to Mr. Harry W. Egerton of May Day, Kansas.  As Edward Elias played the wedding march the bridal pair, led by the Rev. Chas. G. Bear, of Eskridge, came into the presence of the small company assembled, and were married by the simple impressive ceremony of the Methodist Episcopal church.  An elegant dinner was servied to the guests and the evening spent in visiting and renewing old acquaintances.  The bide is one Riley county's successful teachers, who remained there in her position after the removal of her parents to Lyon county.

The groom will graduate from the Kansas City Medical college next spring and possesses the element for a successful physician.  All join in wishing these worthy young folks great success and joy.  Mr. and Mrs. Edgerton leave today for Kansas City where he will resume his studies.  The guests present were Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Edgerton, of May Day, parents of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Elias, Mrs. Dr. O. E. Edgerton, Randolph, Kan.; S. M. Edgerton, May Day; Misses Estella and Clara Brethour, May Day; Miss Anna Brislen and all the brothers and sisters of the bride.  The cutting of the bride's cake containing a thimble and a ring made considerable merriment, as though a partnership at dinner both prizes fell to the same guest.  The usual number of useful and beautiful presents were bestowed.
(Emporia Gazette ~ September 9, 1903)

HILTON, ARTHUR ~ DAVIS, DELLA

Yesterday Arthur Hilton and Della Davis were married.  Mr. Hilton is a widower who works at the round house.  Mrs. Davis was employed by Mr. Hilton as housekeepr to take care of his children and they decided to go into partnership.  Mrs. Hilton owns property on South Commercial.
(Emporia Gazette ~ September 14, 1903)

KRETSINGER, WILL ~ OWENS, NELLE

This morning at 10 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents in Council Grove, Miss Nelle Owens of Council Grove and Will Kretsinger of Emporia were married by the Rev. Walter Spence, pastor of the Congregational church at Council Grove.  One hundred invitations were issued for the wedding.  Mrs. Kretsinger is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. K. Owens of Council Grove, and is one of the society leaders of the town.  The groom is a well known young Emporia lawyer and politician who was born and reared here.  He is a graduate of the Normal school and Kansas University Law School and has been practicing for a number of years.  Mr. Kretsinger's best man wasa LeMont DeCamp of Emporia.  The bride's father is a Morris county lawyer.  Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger immediately after the ceremony left on a wedding trip to Galveston, Texas.  they will be at home in Emporia after their return.
(Emporia Gazette ~ September 16, 1903)

AVERY, ARTHUR ~ THOMAS, MAY

Last evening at the home of the bride's parents Miss May Thomas of Ollivette, Kans., and Arthur B. Very of Emporia were married by the Rev. Benson Baker pastor of the Methodist church of Olivette.  Miss Thomas formerly attended the Normal school here and has been teaching school near Melvern.  Mr. Avery is an Emporia boy born and bred.  He is the oldest son of Mrs. M. E. Avery, and is a printer by trade and is proprietor of the A. B. Avery Job Office.  He is well known as a capable, steady young man and has the best wishes of everyone.  Mr. and Mrs. Avery returned to Emporia last night and will be at home after October 1, at 857 West Fifth avenue.

Mrs. M. E. Avery, Miss Edna Avery and Mrs. Thressa Davis of Emporia were present at the wedding.
(Emporia Gazette ~ September 17, 1903)

ELLIOTT, JOHN ~ WATSON, SALLIE

A marriage license was returned to the probate judge today showing that John A. Elliott, of Emporia and Mrs. Sallie Watson, of New Bedford, Indiana, were married on October 28 by the Rev. Walter Scott.  Mr. Elliott is an old soldier and one of the first settlers in the county.  Mrs. Elliott recently came here from New Bedford, Indiana.
(Emporia Gazette ~ November 12, 1903 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

BROWN, IRA ~ SHAFFER, MAY

Last night at the home of U. S. Wolfe on Peyton avenue, Miss May E. Shaffer, of White Horse, Okla., and Mr. Ira B. Brown, of Milbridge, Maine, were married by Rev. J. H. Price, of the First Methodist church.  The bride is a Lyon county girl and a few years ago moved from near Admire to White Horse, Okla., where her parents now live.  She came here a month ago and most of the time has been visiting her brother, Jesse who lives in Admire.  The groom has relatives in this vicinity but his home is in Milbridge, Maine.  Mr. Brown is a marine engineer in the service of the United States, and has been in most of the North and South American ports.

The wedding ceremony was performed at 7 o'clock and immediately afterwards the company sat down to a sumptuous wedding supper.  Mr. and Mrs. Brown intend to remain here for a week before going east.

The bride is a cousin of Clerk of the Court Grant Wolfe and has many friends throughout the county whose best wishes will go with her.
(Emporia Gazette ~ November 12, 1903 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

WHITTLESEY, HORACE ~ MADDEN, MAY ELLSWORTH

The marriage of Dr. Horace G. Whittlesey and Miss May Ellsworth Madden occurred last night at 8:30 at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Madden, 218 West Twelfth avenue.  The ceremony was performed by Dr. Frederick J. Sauber, of the First Presbyterian church.  Miss Ella Madden, a cousin of the bride, played the wedding march.  Miss Hattie Madden was maid of honor and Mr. Frank Warren accompanied the groom.  A dinner and a large reception followed the congratulations.  A full account of this wedding will be given in Saturday's Gazette.

THE BRIDEGROOM'S JOKE

After the Madden-Whittlesey wedding last night the young Maddens and their friends had arranged for a rice party.  They thought the bridal couple would lave on the early morning train.  After Mr. and Mrs. Whittlesey left the rice party reparied to the depot with their rice.  There they waited and waited but the bride and groom did not show up.  In fact, the young people were decoyed to the depot.  Little John Madden had been paid a dime by Mrs. Whittlesey's younger sisters and cousins to find out on which train they were going to leave, and Johnnie got another dime from the groom to tell that they would go onthe 12:25 train.  However Mr. and Mrs. Whittlesey did not leave at all and the rice party was a flat failure.  The young rice throwers went home much disappoitned and will probably boil the rice and give a rice and milk party.

The people who were disappoitned last night got even with Dr. Whittlesey today, however, and his office from the outside looks like a Cupid store.  In the front window facing Commercial street is a big yard-square placed "We're Just Married."  "Engagements Wanted."  Such entreaties as "Leave Us Alone," an "I'll Love You Till I Die," and a generous lot of hearts and white streamers fill every window of the office.  It is the center of attention on Commercial street.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Thursday ~ November 19, 1903)

MADDAEN-WHITTLESEY WEDDING

The marriage of Miss May Ellsworth Madden and Dr. Horace G. Whittlesey on last Wednesday evening was a notably pretty home wedding.  About a hundred and fifty guests were present, a number of whom were out of town relatives and friends.  The home was decorated in pink and white flowers upon a background of Southern smilax.  The flowers used were chrysanthemums and roses.  The stairway was laned in green.  In the parlor were pink flowers, while in the library where the ceremony took place, only white flowers were used.  The dining room was in pink and white.  The doorways were arched in smilax and the mantels were banked with palms.  Two of the most pleasing effects were in the library and dining room.  The former was a banking of smilax with inset clusters of white chrysanthemums; the latter of massed smilax.  The chandeliers were twined with smilax, white candelabra and pink and white chandles carried out the color scheme.

At half after eight the wedding party entered the parlor, passing through to the library.  Dr. Whittlesey was accompanied by Mr. Frank Warren.  Miss Hattie Madden, maid of honor, was followed by the bride on her father's arm.  Dr. Frederick J. Sauber pastor of the First Presbyterian church performed the ceremony, the impressive ring service being used.  Miss Ella Madden, cousin of the bride played the march.

Directly upon the conclusion of the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Whittlesey received the congratulations of the company after which refreshments were served in the dining room and library.

The bride was beautifully gowned in white crepe de chine, with collar of silk applique and wore a veil which was fastened by a heart ornament with diamond set in pearls, the gift of the groom.  She carried roses.

The maid of honor wore pink silk veiling with silk lace panels.  Miss Madden carried pink roses.

The bride's mother wore a champagne crepe over silk of same shade.

Mrs. Whittlesey, the groom's mother, wore grenadure over black silk.

Mrs. D. H. Martyn, of St. Louis, amethyst voile, trimmed in real lace, over amethyst silk.

Mrs. Sauber, white satin trimmed in duchess lace.

Mrs. S. B. Riggs, grey voile over lavender silk.

Mrs. Kelley, of Wilsey, white chiffon.

Mrs. Howard Dunlap cream wool trimmed in silk medallions.

Mrs. Glotfelter, black lace gown over silk.

Mrs. Hainer, grey crepe, trimmed in silk.

Mrs. G. R. Ellsworth, grey voile, large collar of lace medallions.

Miss Nellie Newman, green chiffon, bertha of point lace.

Miss Caroline Plumb, geren silk net over taffeta, trimmed in violets.

Miss Cooley, of Hartford City, lavender voile.

Miss Robinson, of Des Moines, tan crepe de chine.

Miss Ella Madden, cream man's veiling with ribbon bertha.

Mrs. Heywood, white liberty silk, pearl trimming.

Miss Pratt, of Alabama, muslin de soic over yellow silk handpainted in roses.

Mr. and Mrs. Whittlesey start in life under most favorable auspices.  Mr. Whittlesey is an Emporia boy, where every one knows him to be straightforward, capable and worthy, having grown up in this town.  He is one of the rising young professional men here and is making a gratifying success of his work.  Mrs. Whittlesey has a great many friends who admire her for her womanly character and her good sense and sweetness.  Mr. and Mrs. Whittlesey will be at home at 102 Merchant street after December 1.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Saturday ~ November 21, 1903)

DAVIS, WALTER ~ HAMIL, MARY

Today at the home of the bride, 1028 State street Rev. W. A. Parker of of the Christian church married Miss Mary Hamil and Mr. Walter Davis.  The bride is the daughter of the late James Hamil.  She was born and raised in Emporia.  Mr. Davis is the son of O. L. Davis an is a prominent farmer who lives in the Binker neighborhood north of town.  Mr. and Mrs. DAvis will be at home at their farm northeast of Emporia.  Their many friends through the county wish them a bright and happy life.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Tuesday ~ November 24, 1903)

ALEXANDER, FRANK A. ~ SHEPPARD, AUGUSTA M.

Tuesday night at the home of Dr. F. J. Sauber, Miss Augusta M. Sheppard and Mr. Frank A. Alexander were married.  The parents of the bride live near Lang and the groom is the Santa Fe opeartor at Lang station.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Thursday ~ November 26, 1903)

WOLFE, U.S. ~ HAM, GERTRUDE

HAM--WOLFE

Last night at ten minutes after twelve o'clock, Miss Gertrude Ham of Admire and U.S. Wolfe, clerk of the district court of Lyon county were married at the home of Mr. Wolfe's cousin at Shambough, Ill.  It was a double wedding.  Ten minutes before twelve o'clock Mr. Wolfe's cousin, Miss Roe Wolfe and Mr. Frank McGinnis both of Shambough, were united in marriage.

The Lyon county couple who participated in this wedding are two young people who have friends in every section of the county.  The bride is the daughter of Henry Ham of Admire.  She was raised in Lyon county and recently has made her home in Emporia.  The groom is the popular clerk of the district court.  He was the successful candidate in the contest of a year ago.  Mr. Wolfe was born and raised in this county and for several years prior to taking the county office he was a Lyon county school teacher.  Mr. Wolfe owns considerable property east of town, has a good job and these two young people begin  married life most favorable auspices.

Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe will return to Emporia next Sunday and will be at home at the groom's resident on Peyton avenue, after December 15.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Thursday ~ November 26, 1903)

Mr. and Mrs. U.S. Wolfe returned last evening from Shambough, Iowa, where they were married last week.  At Shambough they got enough charivaring to last the rest of their natural lives.  They will be at home on Peyton avenue after December 15.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Monday ~ November 30, 1903)

HALL, WILLIAM ~ CUPP, NELLIE

Last Monday night at the bride's home on Exchange street, Miss Nellie Cupp and William Hall were married by Rev. Organ, of Union street.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Friday ~ November 27, 1903)

BARNES, LOREN H. ~ LOOMIS, MYRTLE E.

Mr. Loren H. Barnes, of Emporia, was married Thursday evening at 8 o'clock to Miss Myrtle E. Loomis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Loomis, at the family home six miles northeast of town.  Miss ella Whittaker played Lohengren's wedding march as the bridal party entered the parlor and took their places under a beautiful decorated arch.  Dr. Frederick J. Sauber, of the First Presbyterian church, performed the marriage ceremony, using the impressive ring service.  Miss Frances Barnes acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Conard Jones as best man.  About sixty guests were present who, after congratulations and good wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, sat down to an elegant wedding supper.  Many valuable and beautiful presents were given, which testified in a slight degree, to the respect and admiration of their friends.  The groom is a fine, manly young fellow, who has been a student at the Normal and is now an Emporia mail carrier.  The bride is essentially a home girl, a charming young woman who has brightened the lives of her parents, and who now will make glad the heart of her husband.  Mr. and Mrs. Barnes will live in Emporia, and their friends have no fear for their future happiness and prosperity as they start in life well equipped for its battles.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Saturday ~ November 28, 1903)

AMES, JAY C. ~ GUNKEL, EVA

Wednesday evening at 7:30 at the home of Mrs. Huldah Gunkel, seven miles southeast of town, her only daughter, Eva, was married to Mr. Jay C. Ames, of the Summit neighborhood in Elmendaro township.  Rev. W. A. Parker, pastor of the Christian church performed the ceremony.  About twenty-five relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony, and gave to the newly wedded couple their congratulations and good wishes from happy hearts, for they felt sure that this union is only the beginning of a life of happiness and prosperity, knowing, as they do, the worth and high manly and womanly characters of both.  Both have grown up in Lyon county, and may ranked among its best citizens.  Mr. Ames is a prosperous farmer at Summit and had a pretty new cottage ready for his bride.  He is an energetic, wide awake young man, has taken a hand for several years in local politics, and his influence in his neighborhood has always been for good.  Mrs. Ames has been a Lyon county teacher for several years, and has made her work a success.  She was graduated from the Normal in 1896, and was married in her pretty white sillk graduating gown.  Her coming will be a distinct addition to the neighborhood in which she will live.  A sumptuous wedding supper, prepared by the bride's mother and served by her five sisters-in-law, was another enjoyable feature of the occasion.  Mr. and Mrs. Ames went to their new homr Thursday.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Saturday ~ November 28, 1903)

WILLARD, FRANK ~ CROWDER, MATTIE

Miss Mattie Crowder and Frank Willard were married this afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, who live on the old Bird farm on Logan avenue east of town.  For some time the groom has been working on the fourth chair in the Mit-Way barber shop.
(Emporia Gazette ~ December 2, 1903)

STARK, JOHN ~ THOMAS, MAGGIE

John Stark and Miss Maggie Thomas, of 1118 Market stole a march on their friends recently and went to Council Grove and got married.  They are now living on North Merchant street.
(Emporia Gazette ~ December 2, 1903)

DRYDEN, OLIVER J. ~ GIBSON, LAKIE

Mr. Oliver J. Dryden and Miss Lakie Gibson were married Wednesday by Rev. E. P. Elcock, pastor of the Arundel Avenue Presbyterian church.  Mrs. Dryden is a well known Lyon county teacher and Mr. Dryden is a prosperous farmer.  They will live seven miles southwest of town.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Friday ~ December 4, 1903)


BUCK, NELSON ~ GRIFFITH, JENNIE

This morning at 10 o'clock at the home of the bride's father, Mr. John Griffith, 327 Constitution street, a pretty home wedding took place by which Miss Jennie Griffith and Mr. Nelson Buck were united in marriage.  Rev. J. V. Latimer, pastor of the First Baptist church, performed the ceremony.  After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to the relatives and immediate friends, who were the only guests.  Mr. and Mrs. Buck left this afternoon on the Katy for Parsons, from which place they will go to Kansas City and visit Mr. Buck's relatives.

Mrs. Buck is the next youngest daughter of John Griffith.  She is a pretty girl, the kind who makes friends wherever she goes.  Her many friends regret that she is to leave Emporia but wherever she goes their best wishes will follow the young couple.  Mr. Buck is an active young business man and until recently was in the restaurant  business in Junction City.  Before he went to Junction City he worked in the Mit-Way where his congenial accommodating manner won for him many friends.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Tuesday ~ December 22, 1903)


RHODES, J. FRANK ~ SWORD, BEATRICE

Thursday evening, December 17, at 9 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents, near Reading, Miss Beatrice Sword was married to Mr. J. Frank Rhodes.  The wedding was a quiet home ceremony, only a few besides the immediate family being present.  The bride and groom, to the music of the Lohengrin bridal march, played by Miss Maud Loomis, took their places in the corner of the parlor which was beautifully decorated with holly.  Rev. Flickinger, of Reading, performed the ceremony.

At 10 o'clock a bountiful wedding supper was served.  Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes left on the 2 o'clock train for their home near Tampa.  The bride was beautifully gowned in white Landsdowne, trimmed with white silk applique.  The groom wore black.  The bride is one of Lyon county's best known and best liked teachers, having taught for five years here.  The groom is an enterprising young stockman from Tamp, and is prominent in the church and Sunday School and all Christian work.

All of the bride's family were present, except one sister, Mrs. John Snyder, of Oregon.  Misses Helen, and Marguerite Sword of Topeka, came home for the ceremony and returned shortly afterward.

The best wishes and hearty congratulations of a wide circle of friends go with this young couple.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Tuesday ~ December 22, 1903)

McGREW, GRANT ~ BACON, MABEL

This morning at 11 o'clock Miss Mabel Bacon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bacon was married to Mr. Grant McGrew, a Santa Fe fireman.  The wedding was performed by Rev. Frank Ward and occurred on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Bacon, who celebrated their silver wedding at the same time.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Thursday ~ December 24, 1903)

RICHARDS, OSCAR ~ KLINE, REBECCA

At 9 o'clock Christmas eve Miss Rebecca Kline of Plymouth, was married to Oscar Richards at the home of the groom's brother, W. R. Richards on State street.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Price of the Methodist church.  Only a few guests were present.  The bride is a charming young woman, well known in and about Plymouth and the groom is the Santa Fe agent at Clements, Kansas.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Saturday ~ December 26, 1903)

DOUGLAS, JOSEPH C. ~ CARVER, LAURA

This afternoon at the home of Rev. John Price, Miss Laura Carver, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Carver of Emporia, was married to Joseph C. Douglas, of Toronto.  The bride is a graduate of the Normal and is a well known and well liked young woman in Methodist church circles.  The groom is a clerk in the bank at Toronto, Kans.  Mr. and Mrs. Douglas left for their home in Toronto this afternoon.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Tuesday ~ December 29, 1903)

WHINNERY, GEORGE ~ HOOPES, MAY

At 8 o'clock Thursday evening Miss May Hoopes was married to Mr. George Whinnery at the home of her mother, Mrs. Ella Hoopes.  The Rev. W. A. Parker of the Christian church officiated.  The parlor was beautifully decorated with holly and roses.  The bride wore a dress of white Persian mull, trimmed in white satin ribbon and medallions.  Miss Vesta Hall played the wedding march.

The bride is the only child of Mrs. Hoopes and loved by all who know her.  The groom has been in Emporia for some time in the employ of the Santa Fe railroad company, and is admired by all who know him.  The young couple will be at home to their friends with the bride's mother.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Tuesday ~ December 29, 1903)


HENDERSON, ROBERT S.  ~  BLAIR, MINNIE

A quiet and beautiful home wedding occurred at 1116 State street at 10:30 on New Year's day, when Miss Minnie Blair was united in marriage to Mr. Robert S. Henderson.  Miss Alice Wilson played the wedding march and the members of the bridal party took their places in a tastefully decorated corner in the parlor.  Miss Jane Blair, a sister of the bride, and Mr. K. P. McFarland were the attendants.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. C. Davidson and after hearty congratulations sixtten guests enjoyed a bountiful and well served dinner.  The bride is the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. W. Blair.  She is well known here and loved wherever she is known and well be greatly missed in the home and the church.  The groom is principal of the school at Chase, Kans., and is a recent graduate of the Normal.  The young couple went at once to their new home where they will begin life together.  Mr. K. P. McFarland of Chase, Kans., a friend of Mr. Henderson, was present.  Also Mrs. Sloan aunt of the bride from Kingman and also two brothers of the bride, John K. Blair from Topeka and Wm. R. Blair from Chicago.

(Emporia Gazette ~ Saturday ~ January 2, 1904)

PRICE, EDWARD  ~  STOTLER, MINNIE

Last Wednesday at the home of Rev. Whitby, Miss Minnie Stotler was married to Edward Price.  After the ceremony they took a trip to Missouri.  When they return they will make their home on the old Price farm south of town.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Saturday ~ January 23, 1904)


BREWER, GEORGE ~ SHERMAN, MYRTLE

Last Wednesday at the home of the bride's parents, southwest of Hartford, Miss Myrtle Sherman and Mr. G. W. Brewer were married, Rev. Frank Breed, of Emporia, performing the ceremony.  The groom is the son of W. M. Brewer, who is an extensive land owner near the old Elmandaro townsite.  Both bride and groom are well known young people and have a host of friends in southern Lyon county.  A large number of friends and relatives were guests at the wedding.  Mr. and Mrs. Brewer will live on the Brewer farm.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Saturday ~ January 30, 1904)


JONES, WILLIAM ~ CRAIG, BESSIE

Last night Miss Bessie Craig was married to William J. Jones by Rev. F. G. Ward, at his home on Mechanic street.  After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Jones went to their new home, 405 Union street where they found a crowd of a dozen of their friends who had prepared a surprise reception for them.

The bride is well known in Emporia through her connection with the city schools, to which she gave several years of valuable service as a teacher.  The groom is a well known and enterprising young business man.  For several years he has been employed as a salesman at the Peters hardware store, and recently he has gone into business for himself, being one of the firm of Jones & Morgan.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Thursday ~ February 4, 1904)

EGGERS, LAWRENCE  ~  SPECHT, MINA

Last night in Kansas City, Miss Mina Specht, of Emporia, and Mr. Lawrence Eggers, of Kansas City, were married.  Mrs. Eggers is well known here and is a sister of Joe and Casper Specht, proprietors of the Eagle restaurant.  Will Eggers, county clerk for Lyon county, was best man at the wedding.  Mr. Eggers is a boilermaker in the Union Pacific railroad shops and they will make their home in Kansas City.  County Clerks Eggers is a brother of the groom and will visit in Kansas City a few days before returning.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Wednesday ~ February 10, 1904)

TOTSCHE, FRANK  ~  EVANS, HALCYON

Yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock Miss Halcyon Evans and Frank Totsche, both of Emporia, were married at the Catholic church by Rev. Father Olemantine.  The bride is a popular young woman who has lived most of her life in Emporia.  The groom is the head cook at the Eagle restaurant.  Mr. and Mrs. Totsche have gone to housekeeping at 528 Rural street.
(Emporia Gazette ~ April 6, 1904)

GORDON, HENRY ~ CARNINE, HATTIE

Last night at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Carnine, their daughter, Hattie, was married to Mr. Henry Gordon, of Anadarko, I.T.  Only relatives and intimate friends were guests at the wedding.  Mr. and Mrs. Gordon left this afternoon for Anadarko, where they will live.
(Emporia Gazette ~ April 7, 1904)

MARTIN, JOSEPH  ~  ELLIDGE, ETTA

A quiet home wedding occurred Wednesday at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joslin, when their daughter, Mrs. Etta Ellidge, and Mr. Joseph Martin were united in marriage.  Mr. and Mrs. Martin have lived in this community the greater portion of their lives and have many friends who unite in extending to them best wishes for a happy future.
(Emporia Gazette ~ April 8, 1904)

RICH, IRVIN ~ ALEXANDER, MAUDINE

Last evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Alexander, 817 Cottonwood street, Miss Maudine Alexander was married to Irvin Rich.  The ceremony was performed by W. A. Parker and occurred at 8:30.  The wedding was a quiet home affair, only a few close friends and relatives of the bride being present.  The groom is a well known Lyon county young man and the bride is one of the successful county school teachers.  They will live four miles east of town on Sixth avenue, where the groom is farming.
(Emporia Gazette ~ April 21, 1904)

HARRISON, S. C. ~ POLLETT, E. C.

S. C. Harrison and Miss E. C. Pollett, both colored, of Emporia were married by the Rev. J. W. Price, colored, on April 18.  Miss Pollett was under 16 but her mother's written consent was procured.
(Emporia Gazette ~ April 21, 1904)

GRIFFITH, JOHN F.  ~  MILLER, EMMA

Word has just been received here from Rev. Pearse Pinch, formerly pastor of the First Congregational church, of this place, of the marriage of Mrs. Emma Miller and John F. Griffith.

The bride is a fomer Emporia girl, while the groom is employed on the Santa Fe.  The marriage is especially interesting on account of Emporia people taking the prominent parts.

The ceremony was performed in Chicago, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Swanstrom, formerly of Ottawa, Kansas, and the Emporia F. Romaine, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Dyne, and daughter, Elsie, Mrs. Sid Smith, Mrs. Mary Leondard and Mrs. Pearse Pinch.

Mr. and Mrs. Griffith will make their home at 327 Constitution street.  Mrs. Griffith has been living in Chicago.
(Emporia Gazette ~ April 29, 1904)

VANSKIKE, WALTER  ~  MYERS, MYRTLE

Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock Walter Vanskike, cook at the Eagle restaurant, and Miss Myrtle Myers, whose home was four miles southwest of town, wer married by Rev. Parker.  The groom is a member of the Emporia fire department.  After the wedding Mr. and Mr. Vanskike went to their home, 527 Mechanic street, where they will keep house.
(Emporia Gazette ~ May 7, 1904 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

HINKLE, CHARLES  ~  KOONTZ, LYDIA

Last night, at 8 o'clock at the home of W. A. Parker, pastor of the Christian church, Miss Lydia Koontz was married to Charles Hinkle.  The bride is the daughter of Engineer Koontz.  The groom is the well known cook at the Mit-Way.
(Emporia Gazette ~ May 10, 1904)

BRINKMAN, NICHOLAS  ~  BEIEN, MARIE

Miss Marie Wilhelmina Beien and Nicholas F. Brinkman, of Olpe, were married yesterday morning at 9 o'clock.  Rev. Father Peter performed the ceremony in the Catholic Church at Olpe.  The ring service was used.  Miss Ida Beien, a sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and Leo Brinkman, a brother of the groom, was best man.  After the wedding a breakfast was served to about fifty guests at the home of Theodore Brinkman.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Beien, of Olpe, and was reared in that town.  She received her education in the Olpe school.  She is well known in Emporia, and was employed by the Turkish Candy Company for the past six months.  Mr. Brinkman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Brinkman.  He was born and reared in Olpe and attended the Olpe school.  He also has taken work in the State Agricultural College at Manhattan, and is a progressive farmer.  Mr. and Mrs. Brinkman went yesterday to Kansas City, where they will visit.  They will live on a farm west of Olpe.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Thursday ~ January 18, 1917)

BRINER, GEORGE  ~  VAN HORN, MAGGIE

Mr. George Briner and Miss Maggie Van Horn were married in Emporia Thanksgiving day.  They were tendered a reception in the evening at the home of the bride's parents.  Mr. and Mrs. Briner will live on the D. K. Pollock farm about eight miles west of here.  The best wishes of a large number of friends go with them.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Thursday ~ December 1, 1898)

RICHARDS, J. E.  ~  SWINDT, LIZZIE

Mr. J. E. Richards and Miss LIzzie Swindt, were married last Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the residence of the bride's mother.  A large number of relatives and friends were present to wish them a long and happy life.  An elaborate dinner was served to the guests.  Mr. and Mrs. Richards will live in this vicinity until spring when they will go to Doniphan county to make their future home.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Date unknown)

HELLMER, GEORGE  ~  STRUTZEL, MARY

Last Wednesday evening at 8:30 the marriage of Miss Mary Strutzel and Mr. George Hellmer was solemnized at the Catholic church at Olpe, Father Samuel officiating.

The bride was led to the alter by Mr. Frank Hellmer, a brother of the groom, and the groom was led by Miss Katie Strutzel, a sister of the bride.  The best man gave away the bride and the ring cermony was used.  The Olpe choir furnished excellent music.

The bride wore a handsome dress of French organdie, trimmed with silk applique and silk edging.  The maid of honor was also gowned in French organdie, with applique trimmings.

The wedding breakfast was served at the home of Mrs. Sterbenz, the bride's grandmother, after which the guests were driven to the bride's home, three miles northwest of Olpe, where a bountiful dinner was served.  The Olpe band furnished good music during the day.

The bride, who is a young woman of character, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Strutzel and has a host of young friends who will greatly miss her.

Mr. Hellmer is an energetic young man of high ability.  He lately moved from Anderson county and has made many warm friends in the community while here.

The young people are now keeping house three miles west of Olpe.

A long list of beautiful and useful presents was received, among which the following is but a part:  From the groom's parents, check; grandfather of bride, check; grandmother of bride, mahogany parlor table; Misses Rose and Lille Sterbenz, parlor clock; Pete Sterbenz, silver cake basket; Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Sterbenz, set of silver table spoons; John Sterbenz, cut glass tea set; J. P. Sterbenz, of St. Louis, check; Mr. and Mrs. F. Hagaman, pure linen table cloth; Mary and Kate Hagaman, berry set; Mr. and Mrs. F. Specht, cracker jar; Mr. and Mrs. Waechter, parlor lamp; Math Mayer, of Pueblo, Colo., check; Ora Dunlap, of Arinidad, Colo., sofa pillow; Mr. and Mrs. Kuhlmann, silver teaspoons; Mr. and Mrs. Wichagan, set of cups and saucers; Pete Kopp, bon bon dish; Earl Kuhlmann, fancy fruit bowl; Augusta Kuhlmann, jardiniere; Lizzie and Anna Kuhlmann, linen towels; Leo Kuhlmann, crumb tray and brush; Mr. and Mrs. Lutz, white table cloth; Joseph Kuhlmann, tray; Mr. and Mrs. Weiman, tablecloth; Mr. and Mrs. Brinkman, linen towels and a pair of embroidered pillow shams; Mr. and Mrs. Berg, tea set; Mr. and Mrs. Behmert, table cloth; Mr. and Mrs. Voeste, fancy rocker; Mr. and Mrs. Widerhold, bowl and pitcher; Mr. and Mrs. Markowitz, lace curtains; Barbara Eyselding, of Atchison, tea set; J. Drews, set of silver knives and forks; Mamie Drews, center piece; Mr. and Mrs. Haag, beautiful framed picture; John Wacchter and Henry Haag, checks; Mr. and Mrs. J. Diebolt, silver teaspoons; Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt, check; Mr. and Mrs. Conrady, tablecloth; Elizabeth and Anna Gaughan, of Reading, Havilaud china berry set; Mr. Oberling, of Westphalia, set of knives and forks; Mr. and Mrs. Bengsh of Bulter, Mo., rocking chair; Flinch club, a deck of flinch cards.
(Emporia Gazette ~ May 21, 1904)

CHILDERS, J. J. ~ HOWE, MAY

J. J. Childers and Miss May Howe, of La Junta, Colo, were married Monday evening, May 23, at 9 o'clock.  Mr. Childers is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Childers, of Emporia and grew up in this town.  The news of his marriage is a surprise to his friends here.  He is an employee of the Santa Fe in the shops at La Junta and the young couple have the good wishes of many friends both here and in La Junta.  Mr. and Mrs. Childers will begin housekeeping at once.
(Emporia Gazette ~ May 26, 1904)

ECKDALL, FRANK ~ FUNSTON, ELLA

This morning at 11:30 at the home of the bride's parents near Iola, Kan., Miss Ella Funston, of Iola, and Dr. Frank Eckdall, of Emporia, were married by Rev. Wilson, of Iola.  Mr. and Mrs. Eckdall left for Emporia soon after the wedding.

The bride is the daughter of ex-Congressman and Mrs. E. H. Funston, and a sister of General Frederick Funston of the United States army.  She is a graduate of Wellesley and is an accomplished musician. Mrs. Eckdall has several times visited her cousin, Mrs. D. F. Longenecker, in Emporia and has won many friends here.

Dr. Frank Eckdall is an Emporia young man of whom Emporia is proud.  He was born and grew up in this town.  He is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Eckdall.  Dr. Eckdall has been practicing medicine in Emporia about three years and has made rapid progress in his profession.  He is a graduate of the Emporia High school class of '89.  After that he was a drug clerk and worked for several Emporia druggists until he saved enough money to go through medical college.  Three years of his medical education was obtained in Louisville Medical College, and the fourth year he was graduated from the Rush Medical School, of Chicago.  It was in Chicago he first met Mrs. Eckdall.

Because of the excellent showing Frank made in medical college, Dr. Jacobs took him into his office soon after Frank began practicing, and he remained with Dr. Jacobs until Dr. Jacob's death a few weeks ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Eckdall will make their home with Mr. Eckdall's parents, 528 State street, until their handsome new residence at 903 Congress street is completed.
(Emporia Gazette ~ May 28, 1904)

THE FUNSTON-ECKDALL WEDDING

From last Saturday's Iola Register:

In the presence of relatives and a few of the oldest and most intimate friends of the family, Miss Ella Funston, the only daughter of ex-Congressman and Mrs. E. H. Funston, was married this afternoon to Dr. F. A. Eckdall of Emporia.  The ceremony took place at the family home near Carlyle, where the bride was born and where she had lived all her life, except when with her parents in Washington or away attending school,---and which will be lonesome for a long time now that she has gone to make another home.

As stated, Miss Funston was born and has lived here all her life, so that the interest in her marriage is unusual.  Naturally clever and talented she has had the advantage of the best training the schools of the country could afford, having graduated at the State University, and having taken courses of study in drawing and painting in some of the best Eastern schools.  Her social advantages have been equal to her educational opportunities, so that she has developed into most graceful and charming young womanhood, holding by virtue of real worth the friends that she first wins by her attractive and engaging personality.  The fortunate groom---who is known here only by his most excellent reputation---is certainly to be congratulated, and both bride and groom will have the cordial good wishes of all the people of Allen county.

The guests from Iola who attended the wedding were the families of W. H. McClure, A. N. Mitchell, A. W. Howland and R. B. Stevenson.  It is understood also that General Funston is present, the Kansas City Journal of this morning having had the following reference to him:

"General Frederick Funston, of Vancouver Barracks, was at the Midland hotel for a few hours yesterday morning.  He was on his way to his home at Carlyle, Kan., to attend the marriage of his sister, which takes place in a few days.  General Funston came in from the West at about 11 o'clock yesterday morning.  He was met at the train by Dr. Ernest Robinson, who is an old college friend, and spent practically all of his time with him while in the city.  The general is still accumulating avordupois, and his appearance indicates that life in the far West is agreeing with him.  He did not discuss the recent action of the Kansas textbook commission in regard to the Bagbag incident."

Dr. and Mr. Eckdall left on the afternoon train for Emporia, accompanied by Dr. Eckdall's mother.

General Funston reached Carlyle yesterday.  He left Vancouver a week ago.  He will leave Carlyle Saturday for Lawrence and go from there to Washington.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 1, 1904)

FLETCHER, EUGENE ~ HOLLOWAY, JESSIE

This morning Rev. Clutter, of the Christian church at Washington, Kan., performed the ceremony which united Eugene Fletcher, of Emporia, and Miss Jessie Holloway in marriage.  The ceremony was performed at the family home where many friends and relatives of the young people had gathered.  The bride and groom are at the Savoy hotel in Kansas City, and will return in a few days.  They will take up their wedding journey again to the World's Fair July 1.  They will make their home at 822 Neosho.

Miss Fletcher is known in Emporia, as a student at the Normal Summer school of last year.  She is a teacher in the Washington schools.  Eugene Fletcher, who has grown up in Emporia, is one of the best known and best liked young men in town.  He is steady as a clock and his work as a mail carrier has been so reliable and so thoroughly good that people all over town want him on their routes.

The young people will begin life in this town with the best wishes of the entire community.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 1, 1904)

JONES, OTHA ~ JONES, GWENDOLYN

Miss Gwendolyn Jones and Mr. Otha C. Jones were married last night at the bride's home, 603 Walnut street, at 8:30 by the Rev. H. J. Whitby, of the Bethany Congregational church.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 2, 1904)

Last Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Jones, 603 Walnut street, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Gwendolyn, to Otho C. Jones.  Relatives and a few intimate friends were present.  Rev. H J. Whitby, of the Bethany Congregational church, using the ring ceremony performed the marriage service.  The bride and groom came into the parlor while the bride's sister, Mrs. Charles B. Stevens, played the wedding march.  They stood near a double window filled with ferns and potted plants.  The room was prettily decorated with cut flowers and plants.  Mr. O. C. Jones is a well known young man, having made Emporia his headquarters for some time, while working with the Santa Fe.  Mrs. Jones is known among the young people of the town as well as among the older on account of her sunny nature, which was always shown in her work at the Racket.  The bride was dressed in white organdie, trimmed with white lace.  Mr. and Mrs. Jones will make their home at 409 Neosho street.  Some of the out-of-town guests were Mrs. Osborne, of Argentine, and Miss Jones of Iola.  An elaborate supper was served.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 4, 1904)

PRICE, MARK ~ DUNKERLY, LURA

Miss Lura Dunkerly and Mr. Mark Price were married last night at the home of the bride, South avenue and Oak street.  The wedding took place at 8:30, W. A. Parker of the Christian church officiating.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 2, 1904)

Last Wednesday evening, at the home of the bride on West South avenue, Miss Lura Dunkerly and Mr. Mark Price were married, in the presence of relatives and a few intimate freinds.  Rev. W. A. Parker, of the First Christian church, performed the ceremony using the ring service.  The pastor wehre the ceremony took place was beautifully decorated with Easter lillies, palms, ferns and roses, and the bridal couple stood under an arched canopy of ferns and roses.  The wedding march from Maudelshon was played by Miss Anna Dodge.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. W. Dunkerly, and is a most estimable young woman.  She wore a white swiss gown and carried bride's roses.  Dainty refreshments were served in the dining room, where pink and green were the color scheme.  Many beautiful and useful presents were given by the friends of the young couple.  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Koontz, of Dodge City, were among the guests present.  Mr. and Mrs. Price will live at the Dunkerly home.  Mr. Price is an employee of the Carter drug store.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 4, 1904)

STEPHENSON, HOWARD ~ JACK, HATTIE

Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, at the bride's parents, Rev. McKenzie performed the ceremony which united Howard C. Stephenson of Clements and Hattie L. Jack of Plymouth, in marriage.  The guests present were Rev. and Mrs. McKinzie, of Reading, Mr.a nd Mrs. Geo. Stephenson, and Miss Lizzie Collett of Cottonwood Falls, W. D. Underhill of Wichita, Grace Jack, of St. Louis, Mo., Mary Jack of Topeka, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hyle and family of Magda, and Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Jack of Emporia.  Mr. and Mrs. Stephenson were the recipients of many useful and handsome presents.  After a bountiful repast, they left on the train for their home at Clements, where they will be at home to their friends after June 11.  They have the best wishes of many friends.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 4, 1904)

BARRY, WILLIAM ~ BOTSFORD, FLORENCE

Last evening at 8 o'clock at St. Andrew's Episcopal church, Miss Florence Botsford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Botsford was married to William T. Barry, of Boston, Mass.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. S. Leete.  The bride wore a gown of white Paris mousseline and carried a bouquet of daisies.  She was given away by her father.  The groom was unattended.  After the ceremony the bridal party, the brides' family, Rev. Leete and his mother went to the home of Horace Botsford, the bride's brother, where a wedding supper was served.  Mr. and Mrs. Barry left last night for their home in Melrose, a suburb of Boston.  They will stop at St. Louis on the way.  The bride, who has a large circle of friends here, is an accomplished artist having studied painting several years under Mrs. J. D. Graham.  The groom is employed in the wholesale house of the Cumnor-Jones Company, a large tailor's trimmings house in Boston.  The only out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Hardy of Herington.  Mrs. Hardy is the bride's sister.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 9, 1904)

MULLOY, CHARLES EDGAR ~ TILLIPPI, THERESA E.

Married, at West Lawn, Reading, the home of the bride's mother, Miss Theresa E. Tillippi to Mr. Charles Edgar Mulloy, on Wednesday, June 8.  Mr. Mulloy is acting general manager for the Ohio and Colorado Smelting and Retining Company and is well known in mining and smelting circles thorugh the west.

Mr. and Mrs. Mulloy left at once for the West and will make their home after Juy in Salida, Colorado.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 9, 1904)

JEFFREY, PHINEAS ~ LESH, ALICE MAY

P. C. Jeffrey, of Elmdale, and Miss A. May Lesh, of Americus, were married yesterday evening at the bride's home in Americus, Rev. Funston of the M.E. church of Americus, officiating.  They came to Emporia this afternoon and will leave on No. 115 for Kansas City.  After spending a few days there, they will go to St. Louis and other points of interest.

The bride is one of the foremost women of Americus, having lived there a number of years.  The groom is well known in this county.  His father William Jeffrey once owned the Austin farm by the Kelley bridge.  Mr. Jeffrey owns a store in Elmdale, one of the largest dry goods stores in Chase county and he also has a large ranch south of Elmdale.  Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey have many friends in both Lyon and Chase counties who wish them much happiness.
(Enporia Gazette ~ June 13, 1904)

ECKDALL, DR.  F. A.  ~  FUNSTON, ELLA

In the presence of relatives and a few of the closest and most intimate friends of the family, Miss Ella Funston, the only daughter of ex-Congressman and Mrs. E. H. Funston, was married Saturday to Dr. F. A. Eckdall, of Emporia.  The ceremony took place at the family home near Carlyle, where the bride was born nd where she has lived all her life, except when with her parents in Washington or away attending school---and which will be lonsome for a long time now that she has gone to make another home.  Brig. Gen. Frederick Funston, commander of the United States barracks at Vancouver, Wash., brother of the bride, was present.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 14, 1904)
 
 

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