Lyon County,  Kansas



The Atchison Globe says:  "Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Brown, who were married last Wednesday, left this morning for their new home in Olpe, Kans.  Mrs. Brown was formerly Miss Barbara Dohm.  The groom's mother, Mrs. Nicholas Brown, and her son, Jason, and daughter, Katie, who were here to attend the wedding, returned to their home near Emporia this morning.  They lived in Atchison thirteen years ago and this is the first time they have been back"
(Emporia Gazette ~ Monday ~ February 15, 1904)


A number of friends and relatives gathered last evening at the home of Mrs. R. J. Pratt to witness the marriage of their daughter, Bertha, to Harry Clewell.  At 8 o'clock the bride and groom marched in, unattended, while Ralph Boyles sand, "The Proposal", by Brackett.  W. A. Parker performed the ceremony.

The bride was cantifully gowned in white and carried carnations.  The groom was tastefuly decorated in green and white.  After the ceremony a two-course luncehon was served.

Both the bride and groom are graduates of the Normal, and while attending school here they have made many friends, who wish them success and happiness.

The groom has had marked success in his profession, and has been offered several positions, but has accepted none, as yet.  They will be at home to their friends, this summer, at 1005 Market street.

The guests present were:  Miss Ada Meadow, Miss Sadie Andrews, Miss Achsah Harris, Miss Elwin Rishel, T. M. Iden, Dr. and Mrs. Robert King, Mrs. V. E. Haley, Mr. Willard, Mrs. William Rischel, Mr. and Mrs. Frankenberger, Donald Frankenberger, Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McClure, Tom Canning, Mrs. Connie Clewell, of Belle Plaine, Mrs. Thomas Thomas, of Marion, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hoom, of Urbann, Iowa, Miss Alice Cooper, of Lawrence.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 15, 1904)


Lee Waugh, an inmate of the county jail and Miss Rose Elliott of Neosho Rapids, through whose influence Waugh was placed in jail, were married this afternoon by Probate Judge Evans.  Waugh then returned to jail to finish hi sentence.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 15, 1904)


Lee Waugh, the Neosho Rapids boy who is in the county jail waiting out his fine and sentence for stealing Santa Fe railroad ties, almost balked when it came to taking the marriage vows yesterday afternoon.  As mentioned in last night's Gazette, Waugh was married to Rose Elliott of Neosho Rapids.  She asked the officers to bring Waugh back to Lyon county so she could get out a warrant for him, but after he was landed here he was tried on an old charge of stealing ties because Miss Elliott refused to get out a warrant.  When Judge Evans asked yesterday afternoon, "Do you so promise?" Waugh looked about the room in an evasive way and did not answer.  The judge asked him a second time, "Do you promise?" and Waugh answerd in the affirmative.

Waugh, it is said expected to get out of jail on the condition that he would marry.  Miss Elliott is said to have agreed that if he would marry her, his fine would be paid.  Waugh went back to jail, however, escorted by his "best man," Sheriff Newlin, after the ceremony, as the fine had not been paid.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 16, 1904)


Johnny Richardson, who has as many friends in Emporia as any man in town, was married to Miss Made Richardson at the home of the bride's parents in Arkansas City at 8 o'clock last evening.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Ward, of the First Presbyterian church of that place.  The wedding was a quiet affair, attended only by immediate relatives of the bride and groom.  Mrs. Gabriel, the groom's mother and his sister, Mrs. Hunter, were present from here.  Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel came to Emporia last evening and spent today here.  They will leave this evening for Arrington, Kan., where "Johnny" owns and runs a lumber yard.  While Johnny Gabrial was in EMopria he was the owner of the Brunswick billiard hall and later half owner of the bowling alley.  He still retains his interest in this business.  The bride attended the Emporia Buiness College for two years and it was here that she met her future husband.  She is a popular young woman in hr home town.
(Emporia Gazette ~ June 15, 1904)


Yesterday noon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Fox, 202 Merchant street, their daughter Lilian was married to Charles Grobe.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. H. Zimmerman of the First Lutheran church.  The ceremony was witnessed by the immediate relatives and only a few intimate friends.  The groom runs a meat market on Second avenue and Commercial street and is a substantial business man.  The bride is an estimable young woman who has lived in Emporia most of her life.  Mr. and Mrs. Grobe left last evening for St. Louis where they still take in the fair.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Thursday ~ June 16, 1904)


The relatives of Mr. and C. Firth gathered at their home at 122 Mechanic street Wednesday evening to witness the marriage of their daughter, Lillian Portia, to Elmber G. Sims, of Alva, Okla.  The ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. S. Leete, of the St. Andrews Episcopal church.  At 8:30 o'clock Miss Hartley, of Kansas City, sang "The Proposal," by Brackett, while the bride and groom accompanied by Frank Sims and Miss Helen Firth, came into the room.  The father of the bride gave her away.  The bride was beautifully attired in white chiffon, trimmed in valenciennes lace, and carried an arm bouquet of white sweet peas and carnations.  The bridesmaid was tastefully dressed in white Paris mousseline.  After the ceremony an elegant five-course supper was served.  The bride's cake was made after the fashion of cakes in the year 1.  Mrs. Sims is an Emporia girl and by her pleasant manners and amiable disposition has won many friends who wish her happiness in her new home.  Mr. Sims is an Emporia boy, having gone to Alva, Okla., a few years ago and by honest business methods and polite treatment of customers has gained the confidence of the Wells-Fargo company and they have made him their agent at that place.  Mr. and Mrs. Sims will visit friends at his place and at Americus for a week, when they will go to St. Louis to visit the fair before going to their home in Alva.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Saturday ~ June 18, 1904)


Last evening at the family residence 116 Mulberry street, Miss Aurra White and Frank Maier were united in marriage by Rev. M. U. Ramsburg.  The bride is an estimable young woman who formerly lived in Denver.  The groom is an efficient cook on the day force at the Mit-Way.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Tuesday ~ June 21, 1904)


A quiet wedding took place yesterday at noon, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Anderson at 425 South Commercial street.  Their daughter Mattie, was married to Thomas Arzberger, of Kansas City.  Rev. M. U. Ramsburg, of the Grace M.E. church officiated.  The bride is a favorite among her acquaintances.  The groom is a prosperous carpenter, of Kansas City.  He worked in Emporia recently on the new post office.  Mr. and Mrs. Arzberger left on No. 116 for their home in Kansas City.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Thursday ~ June 23, 1904)


Yesterday morning at 11:30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira F. Collins, Sabetha, Kans., their daughter Grace was married to George F. Jones, of Emporia.  The ceremony was to have been performed by the groom's cousin, Rev. J. C. Everett, of WaKeeny, Kans., but he was unable to be present and a local minister was called.  Mr. and Mrs. Jones will be at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Waggoner after June 20.  They will spend a few days in Kansas City before coming here.

The bride attended the Normal in 1900 and is remembered here by all who met her as a charming young woman.  The groom is deservedly one of the most popular young men in Emporia.  He is a member of the firm of Jones & Sons and also holds an excellent position as traveling representative for a New York tailors' trimming house.  No young couple ever came to Emporia with better wishes from more people than this young man and his bride.  Mrs. J. C. Jones and Miss Elsie Jones, mother and sister of the groom, attended the wedding from here.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Thursday ~ June 23, 1904)


At 6 o'clock Sunday night, Miss Clarinda Melissa Rishel was married to Lawrence James Riggs, of Marion, at the home of the bride's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Wilmot M. Rishel, 1017 Congress street.  Rev. Frank Durham performed the ring service.  The bride was gowned in cream lace over white silk, and carried cream roses.  The parlor, where the ceremony was performed, was decorated with ferns and pansies.  Mrs. Riggs has spent most of her life in Emporia and has many friends here.  She has attended the High School and was graduated from the music department of the Normal.  For the past two years she has taught music in Marion and Edwards counties.  Mr. Riggs is a successful young business man of Marion.  The young couple went Sunday night to Wichita, where they will visit before going to Marion, where they will live.  Following the wedding, a supper was served on the porch of the Rishel home.  Out-of-town relatives and friends present were Mrs. J. P. Green, aunt of the  bride, of Menstone, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. W. Martin Rishel, of Garden City; Lee Braddock, of Dodge City; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Rishel, Mary Rishel, of Hutchinson; Miss Burkholder, of Auine; Miss Mary Robertson, of Galva; Mr. and Mrs. Hosen, Mr. and Mrs. George Riggs, Harry Riggs, of Marion.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ July 28, 1910)


Miles J. Chenoweth, of Del Norte, Colo., and Miss Cora J. Weaver, of near Admire, were married Wednesday afternoon by Probate Judge W. T. McCarty.  Mr. Chenoweth formerly attended school in Emporia, and is now interested in promoting Colorado real estate.  His home formerly was near Council Grove.  Mrs. Chenoweth is well known in the north part of Lyon county.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ July 28, 1910)


The marriage of B. F. Silfies and Mrs. Sadie Wolfe occurred yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the parsonage of the Rev. Susie Fox, pastor of the Friends church, Rev. Fox officiating.

The groom is a retired farmer from Agnes City township where he is well known and where he has lived many years in the respect of his many friends.  He has made his home in Emporia for the past five years.

The bride is the widow of Henry H. Wolfe.  She, with her husband came from Pennsylvania in 1876 and located on a farm in Norton county, where they lived until the time of her husband's death, which occurred in 1901.  She then moved to Almena, in that county, with her three youngest children where she resided until two years ago, when she came to Emporia to educate her children, living at 614 Rural street.

Both bride and groom have many friends who join in wishing them unbounded happiness.  Mr. and Mrs. Silfies will live at 202 South Congress street for the present, where Mr. Silfies has a comfortable home.  Sometime they expect to occupy their new home at the corner of Tenth avenue and Market street.
(Emopria Gazette ~ Thursday ~ April 12, 1906)


Miss Lillian Hansen and Carl Kopke were married yesterday afternoon at 3:30 at the home of the Rev. Carl G. Aue, pastor of the St. Mark's Lutheran Church.  The bride was prettily gowned in white voile, trimmed with lace, and carried carnations.  The wedding party consisted, beside the bride and groom, of Miss Anna Kopke and Mrs. May Peak, sisters of the groom, and Miss Emma Klem.

Mrs. Kopke is the daughter of Mrs. N. C. Pedersen, who lives six miles northeast of town, in the Earlham neighborhood.  She attended school at Earlham, and has lived at home since.  She is well known and popular there.  Mr. Kopke has been farming eight miles northeast of Emporia.

Mr. and Mrs. Kopke will remain for a short time with relatives, and will then live upon a farm.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Thursday ~ June 13, 1912)


Edgar McCullough and Ida A. Grieder, of Olpe, and Johannnes Thompson, of Hartford, and Maren Jensen, of Emporia, were married in probate court Tuesday afternoon.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ January 14, 1915 ~ Page 1)


Edgar McCullough and Ida A. Grieder, of Olpe, and Johannnes Thompson, of Hartford, and Maren Jensen, of Emporia, were married in probate court Tuesday afternoon.
(Emporia Weekly Gazette ~ January 14, 1915 ~ Page 1)


FRESHWATER---CARNEY---At the residence of the bride's father, two miles east of Emporia, on Thursday, the 11th inst., by Rev. Nathan Fairchild, Mr. George Freshwater and Miss Susan T. Carney, daughter of Wm. F. Carney.
(Emporia Weekly News ~ Friday ~ August 19, 1870 ~ Page 3)


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Newton, of Americus, have announced the marriage of their daughter, Ruby, to Mr. E. Heilman, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Heilman, also of Americus.  The weddingn took place at 9 o'clock Thranksgiving morning at the parsonage of the Grace Methodist church.  Rev. J. C. Brogan read the ring service.

The couple was accompanied by Miss Lois Hildebrand and Ralph McManis, both of Americus.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Saturday ~ November 26, 1938 ~ Page 2)


The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Hind, Sr., was celebrated at their home at Rock Valley on Saturday, December 7.  The bounteous repast and kind hospitality will be long remembered by all present.    
(Emporia Republican ~ Thursday ~ December 19, 1889 ~ Page 2)



Cards were issued several days ago, announcing the marriage of Mr. Chas. A. Gordon and Miss Maggie MacLean, both of Reading township.  Thursday evening, Feb. 11th, promptly at 7 o'clock some fifty or sixty invited guests assembled at the residence of the bride's parents to witness the happy event.  Rev. A. R. MacLean, brother of the groom, was the officiating clergyman and spoke in an impressive manner the words that unite the destiny of these two young people so long as both shall live.  The bride and groom are well and favorably known in this community and start out on the path of life under particularly favorable circumstances and with the good-wishes of a host of friends.  The esteem in which they are held by the community is shown to some extent by the many beautiful and valuable presents received, a list of which is appended:  Dinner set, parents of bride; extension table, parents of groom; silver spoons, Rev. and Mrs. John MacLean; marble clock, E. J., Rev. A. R. and R. E. MacLain; silver cake basket, Miss Lizzie MacLean; silver knives and forks, Angus MacLean; hanging lamp, Miss Mary Gordon; castor, Miss Martha Gordon; glass set and mirror, James and Joseph Gordon; picture throw, Grace Wilkinson, Chanute, Kas.; clock, Mr. and Mrs. Will Spencer; parlor lamp, Mrs. Reynolds and Rev. J. Denby; parlor lamp, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Black; bed spread, Mrs. Mary Rickard; bed spread, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haag; table cloth, J. W. Byers; clothes ringer, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Phillips, Fred Phillips; water pitcher, Mrs. Appleby; center table, Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt, F. H., P. J. and L. L. Symmonds, towels and water pitcher, the Misses Della, Carrie and linda Fuller; towels, Miss Lucy Phillips; lamp, the Misses Ruth adn Mabel Hubbard; napkins, Miss Lucy Brower, Miss Jennie Morgan; silver sugar spoon, C. H. Rickard; silk cushion, Miss Belle Freidlim; colored water glasses, O. H. McKinley; table cloth, Archie Hubbard; table cloth, John and Lena McAntee.
(Emporia Republican ~ Thursday ~ February 18, 1892 ~ Page 1)



T. L. McDill and Miss Mary A. Brown United in Marriage Last Night

A popular wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Brown, 718 Mechanics street, Wednesday evening, Feb. 10th.  The newly wedded couple, Mr. Theodore L. McDill and Miss Mary A. Brown, are among the prominent people of the city.

At an early hour the guests began to arrive until the house, which was beautifully and tastefully decorated with evergreens and cut flowers for the occasion, was filled with the invited company, numbering about ninety couple.

At a few moments past 8 o'clock the wedding march, "Bridal Charms," was played by Lydia Edmiston of Americus, while the groom and bride, accompanied by Milton Rieber as groomsman, and Clara McMillan as bridesmaid, marched in, and nearing the center of the parlor they took their places under an immense bell, composed of carnation pink and hyacinth, with ivy and smilax sprays suspended from the ceiling.

Rev. F. J. Sauerber, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, offered prayer and performed the ring service ceremony according to the Presbyterian custom.

Congratulations followed the ceremony until the wedding supper was announced.  A glance at the table, laden with choice cakes, fruits, meats and pastry, and decorated with rich flowers, showed the many delicacies prepared for the occasion.  Two large cakes, adorned with a horseshoe in frosting and an arch with a silver bell, ornamented each table.  Following the supper was conversation until the hour of 11, when all repaired to their homes.

The newly wedded couple will make their residence for the present at 903 West street, and will be at home to callers after the 19th.

Mr. McDill is a quiet, unassuming young man, about 28 years of age.  He is foreman of J. T. Arnett's harness shop at 412 Commercial street.  His bride has just passed her 21st year, and is among the well-known ladies of the Presbyterian church.  The Republican extends congratulations and a wish for a long and pleasant future.  Among the presents were the following:

Silver cake tray, Katie and Fannie Brown; silver berry spoon, F. S. Reider; glass cake stand, Mrs. Mary Mussleman; gold watch and chain, from groom to bride; silver tea set of five pieces, coffee, tea, sugar, cream and spoon holder, mother and father of bride; glass fruit dish and book, Charles and Alvin Musselman; cut glass pickle castor, Tom Brown; silver castor, Cook & Hopkins; Proctor's poems in leather binding, T. E. McMillan and wife; book, "The Seven Ages," Mr. and Mrs. Professor Dinsmore; silver pickle castor, James Martin; set napkins, Minnie and Lydia Edmiston, Americus; bed spread, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Edmiston, Americus; parlor lamp, Henry Knox; pair linene towels, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Brown, Americus; family bible, mother of groom, Americus; pair silver napkin rings, Lille Fix; set silver table spoons, Professor E. E. Hench, Osage City and M. R. Reiber; linen apron, throw and apron, Mary C. Blair and Lillie Hawthorn, Sparta, Ills.; table scarf, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Baird, Sparta, Ills.; set napkins, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Charles, Troy, Kas.; two linen table spreads, Joe Hall, Eva Beck and Fannie Linscott; Turkish rug, Julius Lederer; toilet and manicure set, Aunt Kate Croxall, Sing Sing, N.Y.; table spread, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fix; Shakespeare's "Poems and Sonnets," Misses Ella McCurry, Worcester, Blakesley and Emma Healey; center table, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cheshire; card receiver, Jessie Adair; etching and easel, "Napoleon on Board Bellerophon," Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Burton; rocking chair, Mrs. Beach, Clara McMillan, Carrie Gutekunst and Etta Wilhite; scenic pen drawing executed by Jos. W. Musselman and presented by Belle Gaines, Clara Giger, A. L. Cross, J. B. McClure, Frank Musselman; wall pocket, Nettie Russell; silver butter dish, Anna Beach and J. C. Craig; glass card received, Berta B. Collins; horse and wagon, "A Friend;" double lounge, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Arnett; spread, Mrs. N. M. Sprague; cracker dish, Mrs. R. I. Patterson; after dinner silver coffee spoons, S. B. Rich and S. H. Wilmore; half dozen crocheted napkin rings and case, Maudene List, Americus; photograph album, Mamie Wise, Americus; fruit dish, Misses Judd and Hatfield; marble clock, L. B. Lacey, Carl J. Ricker, J. L. Haldaman, Z. S. Adair; silver sugar spoon, Alva J. Smith; bon bon dish, Lutie Shaw; linen towel, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. White; handkerchief case, Eva White; pickle dish, Pearl Ellis; set napkins, Mr. and Mrs. Weaver, Americus; five dollars in cash, W. A. Atkinson, Americus; gold watch, to groom, by friends from Hartford, Iowa; silver cake stand, W. A. Lawler and Morris Dunsworth; two embroidered handkerchiefs, Miss Fay Packer, Wichita; pair pillow shams, Miss Ida McCurry, Milo, Kas.; silver fruit spoon, Charles Lechler.

Miss McMillan was presented with a handsome gold ring set with moonstones by the bride and groom.
(Emporia Republican ~ Thursday ~ February 18, 1892 ~ Page 2)



A Wedding in This City Last Evening at 425 Constitution Street

John I. Brothers and Miss Mary McKee were united in the holy bonds of matrimony Wednesday evening, Feb. 10th at the residence of Judge W. J. Combs, the Judge officiating.

Promptly at 8 o'clock the bridal party entered the spacious parlors and, pausing nearly in the center of the nicely decorated apartments, were made one for life by his honor, in an impressive manner, after which refreshments were served, to which all did ample justice, as the table fairly groaned with good things.

The presents were numerous, costly and appropriate, marking the well wishes of many friends for a long and happy life.  The bride is well and favorably known in Emporia and vicinity, being a nice of our esteemed fellow-citizen, Judge Combs.

The groom, Mr. Brothers, is a well-to-do-farmer, residing near Chrisman, Edgar county, Illinois, where they will reside, after a short tour in Kansas visiting and bidding adieu to the bride's many friends.

The Republican's best wishes go with them in their journey through life, and this is certainly the sentiment of the many friends.
(Emporia Republican ~ Thursday ~ February 18, 1892 ~ Page 2)


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