Engagements / Weddings / Anniversaries


Wichita, Justice of the Peace Performs His Own Wedding Ceremony.

Wichita, Kan., June 15, R. S. Bell, a justice of the peace here, performed the ceremony here today which made him the husband of Mrs. Sarah A. Miller. Bell says the laws of Kansas authorize a justice of the peace to perform a marriage and that he had a right to marry himself under this law. (The Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital, June 19, 1900, page 6)


St. Rita Catholic Church was the scene of the Sept. 18 wedding of Miss Elizabeth Josephine Wasaff and Alan Michael Farha.

Officiating were the Rev. Milam Joseph of Tyler and the Rev. Paul Nemr of Wichita, Kan.

After a wedding trip to New Orleans, La., they will live in Wichita.

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Kenneth Wasaff, 4227 Glenaire, are the parents of the bride, who has attended Ursuline Academy and SMU.

A graduate of Kansas University, the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Farha of Wichita. He is a former student at Wichita State University.

Honor attendants were the bride's sister, Miss Mary Ann Wasaff, and the bridegroom's brother, Dale Farha of Wichita. Mr. Wasaff escorted his daughter. (Dallas Morning News, September 19, 1971, page 8, section E)


Wichita, Kas. - Feb. 24 - J. B. Jones of Anthony, better known as "Cattleman" Jones, a wealthy ranchman, came here recently in search of a woman who would become his wife. He found Mrs. L. A. Giger who said she was willing and Monday the marriage was solemnized. In order to properly celebrate the occasion. Mr. Jones excused himself from his bride and imbibed freely. He returned to the bridal chamber very much the worse for wear. Now he occupies a cell in the city jail. The police broke down the door to the room, where he was quarreling with his bride. At the station next morning Jones wanted his wife to come and see him, but he had forgotten her name and her address. In desperation, he requested an officer to go to a certain building and ask for "the woman who married Jones." Mrs. Jones has gone to the country. (The Kansas City Star, February 24, 1904, page 4)


A Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary Celebration in Wichita, Kas.

Wichita, Kas., Nov. 22 - Hiram Oliver and his wife, the father and mother of Ray Oliver of Kansas City, celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage here today. They are 87 and 80 years old respectively. Mr. Oliver was bell boy in the hotel at Watsford, Pa., when Lafayette stopped there, and attended him while he was a guest of the house. (The Kansas City Star, November 23, 1902, page 2)


St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church was the setting for the wedding Saturday afternoon of Miss Diane Christine Zerr, 3622 Binkley, and William Wesley Park, 4129 Cole Ave.

The bride the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Zerr of Balboa, Canal Zone, attended SMU, where she was president of her pledge class of Zeta Tau Alpha.

The son of Dr. and Mrs. F. Wesley Park of Wichita, Kan., the bridegroom is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He is a student at the Baylor University College of Dentistry, where he belongs to the odontological honor society and Delta Sigma Delta.

The Rev. Joseph A. Schumacher officiated at the ceremony, and John J. Foley gave the bride in marriage. Miss Cynthia Van Voorhis of San Antonio and Miss Marilyn Patterson of Houston attended the bride. Russell Brown of Wichita was the best man.

After a wedding trip to Las Vegas, Nev., and California, the couple will live at the Cole address. (Dallas Morning News, June 2, 1968, Section F, page 8)


Mrs. Smith Fogel, 4239 University, has announced the marriage of her daughter, Miss Vivian Jeanne Fogel to Robert Wentworth Rose, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Rose of Wichita, Kan.

The wedding took place Friday evening at the East Dallas Christian Church with Dr. L. N. D. Wells officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Rose are at home at 4401 Emerson.

The bridegroom attended the University of Kansas. (Dallas Morning News, April 27, 1943, Section 1, Page 8)


Colley Sullivan Weds in Kansas

Wichita, Kan., July 7 - The marriage of E. Colley Sullivan of Dallas and Miss Bess Beverlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Beverlin of this city took place Tuesday evening at the home of the bride's parents with Dr. George Edwards Newell, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. The bridegroom is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma law school. His bride is a member of the younger social set, being a member of the Junior League. She attended the University of Kansas and the University of Oklahoma.

George Owen of Dallas attended the bride groom as best man and his other attendants were Dorth Coombs and Tom Williams. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Lexie Beverlin as maid of honor, and by Mrs. Cecil Varner, this city; Miss Edith Maher and Miss Evelyn Shidler, both of Pawhuska, Ok., and Miss Lillian White of Oklahoma City.

The bride wore a gown of shell white satin with a long circular skirt which fell into a long train. Her vail of Alencon and rosepoint lace fell from a cap of Duchess lace. She carried white calla lilies. The bride's attendants wore frocks alike of white chiffon fashioned with tiered circular skirts and surplice collars, with velvet shashes to match the flowers they carried. They wore crownless maline hats, and long white kid gloves.
The wedding music was given by Miss Emily Maher of Pawhuska, Ok., pianist; Miss Ruth Frank, violinist, and Mrs. Sheldon Coleman, singer.

The home was elaborately decorated for the ceremony and a reception which followed. (The Dallas Morning News, July 8, 1931, page seven, section 1)


The marriage of Mrs. Helyne Morrow Gholson to Herbert Everett Webb was solemnized at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Morrow, 3118 Drexel Drive. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Gertrude Moore, Wichita, Kan.

The Very Rev. Gerald G. Moore of St. Matthew's Cathedral read the ceremony. The bridge, given in marriage by her father, wore a gray cashmere suit with brown alligator shoes and bag and a flowered hat trimmed with brown veiling. Her corsage was of brown orchids.

Mrs. A. L. Lott Jr. was the bride's only attendant, and William Pipin of Wichita was best man.

A reception for the wedding party was held after the ceremony. Mrs. Gaylord Shaw presided at the cake, and Miss Shirley Knapp and Miss Rita Vaughn served punch. Miss Helen Hampel had charge of the bride's book and Mrs. Nancy Richey Ranson assisted in the dining room.

After a wedding trip to Wichita and to Kerrville, the couple will be at home in Dallas. The bride is a graduate of Hockaday Junior College and a former student of Stanford University. Her husband attended Kansas University at Lawrence, Kan. He had been retired from active duty, having served as a lieutenant in the infantry for three years in the South Pacific. (Dallas Morning News, December 16, 1945, Section III, page 3)


Wichita, Kas., Dec. 22 - The end came to a romantic wedding of last February this morning when Mrs. Josephine G. Lehman filed suit for and was granted a divorce from Edward Lehman, son of a wealthy wholesale dealer here. The petition was filed and the divorce was granted in seven minutes. Lehman made no fight. In February Edward Lehman was reported to be engaged to a young woman in Newton. He visited her February 7, and it was said the wedding would follow shortly. Coming back to this city Lehman was married to Miss Josephine Stafford. The marriage created a separation. Mrs. Lehman, in her petition, said her husband had mistreated and neglected her. (The Kansas City Star, December 22, 1905, page 17) 

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