SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS

ENGAGEMENTS, WEDDINGS & ANNIVERSARIES

ALEXANDER, PHILLIP - WESTGATE, ROSE
Phillip Alexander and Miss Rose Westgate were married at the latter's home in Wichita Wednesday evening. (Kansas Weekly Capital and Farm Journal, June 14, 1894, page 3)

ALTER, W. H. - BALDWIN, ORIE
Newton, Kan., Sept. 20 - W. H. Alter of Wichita, came here last night and met Miss Orie Baldwin of Denver in this city by appointment and the two were married by the Rev. Dr. Beatty of the First Episcopal church. Miss Baldwin formerly lived in Wichita and the affair was a surprise to parents who reside in Wichita. (The Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital, September 23, 1898, page 3)


BOOSE, WILLARD H. - DAGNER, ELIZABETH MAY
Willard H. Boose and Miss Elizabeth May Dagner, both of Wichita were married at high noon on Wednesday at St. John's Episcopal church. The bridal trip as planned includes visits to Saratoga Springs, New York, Philadelphia and Washington. (The Kansas Weekly Capital and Farm Journal, June 14, 1894, page 3)

BURNS, ROBERT J. - HOLDRIDGE, ARDYS
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Holdridge, 3528 Asbury, have announced the marriage of their daughter, Miss Ardys Holdridge, to Robert J. Burns, Dallas.
The Rev. J. T. Carlyon officiated at the ceremony, which took place Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in Kirby Chapel before relatives.
Mrs. Burns is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Phi sorority and Mortar Board. The bridegroom, son of Mrs. Ruth Burns, Wichita, Kan., attended Kansas State College and the University of Colorado.
After a short wedding trip to Wichita, Kan., the couple will make their home in Dallas. (Dallas Morning News, June 4, 1939, Section III, page 6)

COLEMAN, W. C. - SHELDON, FANNIE L.
Invitations have been issued announcing the wedding of Miss Fannie L. Sheldon of this city to Mr. W. C. Coleman of Wichita. The wedding will occur on New Year's Day. Miss Sheldon is the daughter of State Senator Sheldon, from this district.(The Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital, December 21, 1900, page 7)

COLLINS, JAMES GEORGE - GRIGGS, JANE ANN
Metropolitan Church in Wichita, Kan., was the setting for the Dec. 29 wedding of Miss Jane Ann Griggs and James George Collins II, the Rev. Dr. W. E. Thorn officiating.
The couple had attended Wichita State University where he is a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and they will live in Wichita. The bride also attended Kansas University.
Mr. Collins is the son of Mrs Jo Ann Collins, 4001 McFarlin and J. G. Collins, 5310 Edmondson.
His bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack S. Griggs of Wichita.
Honor attendants for their wedding were Miss Nancy Griggs, sister of the bride; Mrs. Brent Lathrop, sister of the bridegroom, and Nick Nichols all of Wichita. (Dallas Morning News, January 5, 1974, Section C, page 8)

PHILLIPS, T. W. MR. AND MRS.
Wichita, Kas., Nov. 24 - It's easy enough for a married couple to live along for sixty-five years without ever having a quarrel. This statement is on the authority of T. W. Phillips, who speaks with first hand information. He and his wife recently celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary, and never have experienced a ripple of domestic discord on the sea of matrimony, he asserted.
"We never have had a quarrel," he said, "Quarrels are caused by the "Old Boy," who is author of all evil. Married couples who can't get along peaceably and rush to the divorce courts should be made to live together. There are too many divorces and they're too easy to get."
This sentiment is corroborated in part by W. J. Snodgrass of Wichita, who, with his wife, will celebrate his sixty-fourth wedding anniversary January 12. He also assets that he and his wife never have had a quarrel - little differences, perhaps, but no quarrel. But as to divorces, Mr. Snodgrass says if a couple can't get along together, let them have a divorce. (Kansas City Star, November 24, 1921, page 18)


SCHLANGER, JOSEPH - SOLOMON, MARIE
Mr. Joseph Schlanger of this city and Miss Marie Solomon of Wichita, Kan., were united in marriage Wednesday at the home of the bride. Miss Solomon, who is a cousin of Miss Corinne Pollock of this city has been the latter's guest on several occasions. She is an extremely pretty young woman and will be welcomed not only by Mr. Schlanger's circle of friends, but many whom she has made while in this city. The following account of the event which is of interest to local acquaintances of the young people appeared in the Thursday morning issue of one of the Wichita newpapers.
The wedding of Miss Marie Solomon and Mr. Joseph Schlanger Jr. of Oklahoma City was celebrated last night at the home of the bride's father, Mr. L. B. Solomon of North Topeka avenue.
Roses and smilax added to the beauty of the rooms, and in the living room a pergola was formed of pink and white roses and smilax. At the beginning of the wedding service, which was said by Rabbi Joseph Blatt of Oklahoma City, the lights were very dim and through the ceremony they grew brighter until at the close of the service the rooms were brilliantly lighted.
Preceding the service, Mrs. Inez Dodds-Barbour sang several numbers and for the entrance of the bridal party, Miss Pauline Wallenstein played the Mendelssohn wedding march.
Ropes formed an aisle leading to the pergola, and these were held by Miss Minn Arnold, Miss Corinne Pollock of Oklahoma City, Miss Ethel Schlanger of Pittsburg, Kan., Miss Helen Zusack of Booneville, Mo., Miss Arnold wore a gown of pink crepe meteor, Miss Pollock was gowned in white crepe meteor, Miss Schlanger wore a gown of pink and white crepe combined and Miss Zusack wore a gown of pine and white crepe meteor.
The two little flower girls, Dorothy Rose Solomon and Miriam Goldsmith, wore frocks of white lace over pink and Moris Schlanger the ring bearer wore a suit of white.
The bride who entered the room with her father, L. H. Solomon, wore an exquisite gown of crepe charmeuse made entraine and trimmed with rose point lace and pearls and she carried a shower bouquet of roses.
She was attended by her sister, Mrs. Sol Arnold, as matron of honor. Mrs. Arnold was lovely in her wedding gown of white messaline trimmed with brocaded satin and rose point lace.
Miss Wallenstein, who played the wedding march, was dainty in a gown of white silk chiffon.
To her matron of honor and her attendants the bride gave her gold bar pins and to the little folk silver purses.
Mr. Schlanger was attended by his brother, Mr. Louis Schlanger as best man.
Following the wedding, a supper was served to fifty guests. The guests were all seated at one table which held a center basket of pink and white roses.
Mr. and Mrs. Schlanger left last night for a tour through California. The bride's going away gown was of blue Bedford cord, with which she wore a blue hat.
Mr. and Mrs. Schlanger will make their home in Oklahoma City, where Mr. Schlanger is manager of the Globe Clothing company. (The Daily Oklahoman, June 6, 1913, Page 7)


SHOEMAKER, O. E. - HAWLEY, EVA MAY
Coffeyville, Kan., Nov. 27 - The Journal says: O. E. Shoemaker, formerly of Wichita, but engaged lately in the drug business on the Plaza in Coffeyville, died at 2:15 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of Dr. A. H. Baldwin of typhoid fever. The funeral arrangements will not be made until relatives at Wichita and Indiana are heard from. Although Mr. Shoemaker died from natural causes there are some strange and romantic features connected with his stay in Coffeyville and his death. Thirty days ago Mr. Shoemaker came to this city and proposed locating in the drug business, the business he was formerly engaged in at Wichita. He purchased the Hallman & Wakefield store on the Plaza. As soon as he was settled in his new business he complained of sickness. One Sunday afternoon he told a friend that he was soon to be married. A few days later it was reported that Mr. Shoemaker was seriously ill. He was removed to the home of Dr. Baldwin. He rallied and seemed much better. A week ago his condition was such that his finance, Miss Eva May Hawley of Wichita and his nephew Harry Dockum also of Wichita were telegraphed for. Mr. Shoemaker did not improve. The wedding day had been previously set for Thanksgiving day. Thanksgiving day came and with came a severer illness for Mr. Shoemaker. He remained in a semi-conscious condition all that day. Friday he seemed much improved and recognized his friends. It was his desire that the wedding ceremony be not postponed. When he rallied Friday his first thoughts seemed to be of his bride to be. At 9 o'clock they were married by the Rev. A. S. Freed of the Methodist Episcopal church. Hopes were expressed that he would ultimately recover. These hopes proved to be false ones raised by the improved appearance of Mr. Shoemaker, probably due to the excitement occasioned by his marriage. At 2:15 o'clock he breathed his last at the home of the physician in the presence of his wife of five hours and his nephew.
There seems to be a romantic story connected with Mr. Shoemaker's life and death. One who professes to know stated that although the hurried marriage seemed strange and out of place, almost in the shadow of death, that it was extremely justifiable. He told a story of how the father of the deceased had remarried when the deceased was but twelve years old and how he had been driven from the home of his childhood in Indiana. He told how Mr. Shoemaker had struggled hard and made a mark and considerable money. He justified Mr. Shoemaker in making his sweetheart his bride, for the reason that his property would not then go to his hated step-mother or father. Then the fact that Mr. Shoemaker had been married before but was divorced at Wichita was told. Here again was found another reason for the marriage. It was not the desire of the sick man that in any case should the property go to his divorced wife. An attorney had been called during the forenoon and consulted in reference to the drawing of a will. It was advised that the will be drawn but this it is said was not done.
Mr. Shoemaker made many friends during his short stay in Coffeyville. The news of his death cast a shadow of gloom over everyone who was made aware of the sad circumstances of his death. Deceased was a member of the Knights of Pythias of Wichita. The local Knights will take charge of the remains. (The Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital, November 30, 1897, page 2)


SNODGRASS, W. J. MR. & MRS.
Wichita, Kas., Nov. 24 - It's easy enough for a married couple to live along for sixty-five years without ever having a quarrel. This statement is on the authority of T. W. Phillips, who speaks with first hand information. He and his wife recently celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary, and never have experienced a ripple of domestic discord on the sea of matrimony, he asserted.
"We never have had a quarrel," he said, "Quarrels are caused by the "Old Boy," who is author of all evil. Married couples who can't get along peaceably and rush to the divorce courts should be made to live together. There are too many divorces and they're too easy to get."
This sentiment is corroborated in part by W. J. Snodgrass of Wichita, who, with his wife, will celebrate his sixty-fourth wedding anniversary January 12. He also assets that he and his wife never have had a quarrel - little differences, perhaps, but no quarrel. But as to divorces, Mr. Snodgrass says if a couple can't get along together, let them have a divorce. (Kansas City Star, November 24, 1921, page 18)

BOWMAN, A. J. ~ BARNES, ESTHER W.
The engagement and approaching marriage of Rev. Mrs. Esther W. Barnes of 1732 North Adams to Elder A. J. Bowman, Pastor of the Church of God, Wichita, Kansas, is announced by her son, Mr. Leo N. Barnes. The wedding will take place at the home of the bride to be in the very near future. The Rev. Mrs. Barnes has just returned to Junction City, from Wichita where she attended a week's revival held by the Rev. J. B. Almond of Chicago, Ill. She reports a very enjoyable trip and a very successful meeting. (Negro Star, October 2, 1942, Page 4)

CAUDILL, W. J. ~ WILHITE, MABEL
Henry Caudill, son of the late W. J. Caudill, stole a march on his many friends here by going to Lawton Sunday and quietly marrying Miss Mabel Wilhite of Wichita, Kansas.
This was a case of love at first sight. The young people met at Medicine Park a few days ago, where they were both spending their vacation and made up their minds in short order that they were affinities. The result was that a week later they were married.
The young people will return to Hobart in a few days and will make their home here or at the farm a few miles west of town. (Hobart Republican, August 3, 1914, page 1)

DeGRANFENREAD, ARTHUR ~ FRANKS, HATTIE E.

Marriage vows were solemnized on Saturday evening of last week for Mr. Arthur DeGranfenread of Wichita, Kansas and Mrs. Hattie E. Franks of Ardmore, Oklahoma, at the home of the bride in a double ring ceremony, with Rev. R. E. Brown Sr., officiating. The bride was given in marriage by Mr. Thomas Thompson and Mrs. Sadie Smith served as maid of honor. Mr. Abrams served as best man for the groom. Mrs. DeGrafenrad has been a teacher in the Oklahoma school system for quite some time and is remaining there to complete her school term. Mr. Degrafenread, an employee at Wichita Veteran Hospital, an associate with The Negro Star, was accompanied to Ardmore, by Mr. and Mrs. Elbert J. Swift, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Gunn, returned to Wichita and duties. The wedding took place in a beautifully decorated room in the presence of many of their close friends. At the close of her school, Mr. and Mrs. DeGrafenread will be in Wichita, at their beautiful new home at 1133 Wabash Mr. DeGrafenread was honored with a surprise reception Monday evening by the men's chorus of Calvary Baptist church of which he is a member, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Xerxes Walker. A lovely gift was presented by Mr. Boykin, a member of the chorus. Mrs. Myrtle Walker is their accompanist, Mr. O. C. Christy is director. Refreshments of ice cream, cake, coffee, and mixed nuts were served.(Negro Star, April 13, 1951, page 1)

GARDNER, THEODORE R. ~ McKEE, ANNETTA F.
Announcing the marriage of Miss Annetta F. McKee to Attorney Theodore R. Gardner, on February 14, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas. The double ring ceremony was performed by Judge B. Mack Bryant in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. John Baker, (who also observed their twenty-fourth wedding anniversary,) and immediate friends of the couple. The bride, the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Newton, Chanute, Kansas, is the office secretary of the Mary Talbert Branch Y. W. C. A., is a member of St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Princess Chapter No. 12 O. E. S., and active in community activities. The groom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Gardner, Frankford, Missouri and a member of the St. Augustine Church and has a successful practice in law, is a member of the board of management of Hutcherson Branch Y. M.C.A., of the Kansas Wichita National Bar Association, and Commercial Law League and Judicature Society of America, and of the Fred Douglass Masonic Lodge. This charming young couple will be at home to their many friends in their lovely new home at 1111 Mathewson Avenue, about April 15th. (Negro Star, March 9, 1951, page 4)

GREENMAN, THOMAS ~ WILSON, MINNIE MAY
Married in Two States
Girl Stood in Oklahoma and the Man in Kansas
Wichita, Kas., March 17 - Miss Minnie May Wilson and Thomas Greenman were married at the junction of the Oklahoma and Kansas lines near Caldwell yesterday. Miss Wilson is an Oklahoma girl and she refused to marry out of her territory. Greenman is a Kansan and he refused to marry out of his State. The compromise was arranged by Miss Wilson standing in Oklahoma and Greenman in Kansas when they were united, the officiating clergyman standing on the line. The couple will reside in Kansas. (St. Louis Republic, March 18, 1899, page 8, part 1)

HARPER, HENRY ALBERT ~ LaROCK, EMMA
In St. Albans, Sept. 22d, at the house of the bride's father, by Rev. N. F. Putnam, Mr. Henry Albert Harper, and Miss Emma LaRock.
At St. Albany Bay, at the residence of the bride's mother, Sept. 23d, by Rev. R. H. Barton, Mr. Eugene L. Bordeaux of Wichita, Kansas, and Miss Sarah J. Conger of St. Albany Bay. (St. Albans Daily Messenger, September 23, 1873, page 3)

HERRICK, HARLAN WALLACE ~ BARTLETT, MIRIAM
Miss Miriam Bartlett, above, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kendall Bartlett, Wichita, Kan., will be married to Ensign Harlan Wallace Herrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Herrick, also of Wichita, at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthews Cathedral. A reception will be held at the home of the bride-elect's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Snodgrass, 4516 Wildwood Road. Miss Bartlett was graduated from the University of Kansas, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Ensign Herrick attended the University of Wichita and the University of Kansas, where he was a member of Phi Gamma delta fraternity. The couple will reside in Kingsville, where Ensign Herrick is a naval instructor in advanced fighters. (Dallas Morning News, February 7, 1943, page 10, section III)

HICKMAN, LORENZO ~ HICKMAN, EMMA
Runaway couples in Kansas City know how to grace the occasion. Neatness and dispatch characterized the wedding of Mr. Lorenzo Hickman, of Wichita, Kansas, and Miss Emma Hickman of Indiana. The bride and groom and clergyman met at the Union depot on the minute, stepped into the palace car. The ceremony was performed. The minister bowed his adieus. Then the newly married pair started on the bridal tour. (Charlotte News, April 13, 1889, page 2)

HINDE, A. C. ~ MORGAN, MISS

Mr. A. C. Hinde, one of Perry's most esteemed business men, was married at Wichita, Kansas last Saturday, Oct. 31, to Miss Morgan of that place. The marriage is a surprise to many but the Sentinel has recovered sufficiently to extend congratulations. (Perry Journal, November 5, 1903, page 3)

KING, CHARLES DOWING ~ WORK, JUNE LaVERNE
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Work of the Ashton community, was the scene of the lovely single ring wedding ceremony of their only daughter, June Laverne to Lt. Charles Dowing King of Wichita. The bay window of the living room, flanked by tall baskets of white mums and pink carnations, with snapdragons, tied with pale pink bows, formed the background for the exchange of vows, read by Elder Watson, pastor of the Christian church of Kansas City, Mo. The bride, attractively attired in a Copenhagen blue wool gabardine suit cut on becoming lines and worn with navy blue accessories. Her corsage was American Beauty roses. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Miss Berry Jean King sister of the groom was maid of honor and wore a dove gray gabardine suit with brown accessories. Her corsage was yellow rose buds. Irvin Work, brother of the bride, served at Lt. King's best man.
The bride's mother wore a gray dress and Mrs. Wesley King, mother of the bridegroom, was dressed in beige. Both mothers had pink carnation corsages. Mrs. King played the traditional wedding music for the ceremony.
Immediately following the ceremony a reception was given for a small group of relatives and friends. The beautifully decorated wedding cake and punch were served from a lace covered table decorated with white candles. The white napkins were lettered in gold, "June and Dowing." After the bride cut the first piece of cake for her husband, the serving was continued by her aunt, Mrs. Ione Jones of Wichita. Another aunt, Mrs. B. A. Offutt of Newton, presided at the punch bowl.
Guests at the wedding were the bride's grandmother, Mrs. J. P. Rickman, aunt Mrs. B. A. Offutt of Newton; Mrs. Ione Jones, Mrs. Wesley King and Miss Berry Jean King of Wichita, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rankin of Winfield; Miss Ruth Harvey, Arkansas City; John and Julius Work; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dyal, Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Work and Irvin.
Following the reception, the couple left for a honeymoon in Kansas City. Returning to Wichita, they were honorees at a gala reception at the home of her aunt, Mrs. and Mr. Aldo Jones, 1330 N. Minneapolis, Wichita, Lt. King left for California where he is taking a period of training with the officers reserve. As soon as he finds living quarters, Mrs. King will join him there.
Mrs. King was born and reared in the Ashton community and was graduated from the Arkansas City High School with the class of 1946 and attended junior college last year.
Mr. King, a Wichitan, did his thorough school work thru the schools of the city before enlisting with the army. (Negro Star, January 28, 1949, page 1)

LEDGERWOOD, CLYDE A. ~ SWANFELD, ELIZABETH T.
Clyde A. Ledgerwood, Wichita, Kansas, and Elizabeth T. Swanfeld, St. Louis county took out a marriage license. (Duluth News-Tribune, May 7, 1916, page 9)

MOORE, IRA E. ~ BENNETT, DOLLIE E.
Sunday morning Oct. 4 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo Laymon on West F street, Miss Dollie E. Bennett of Wichita, Kansas., was united in marriage to Ira E. Moore.
Mrs. Moore is a young lady of noble Christian character and one well fitted to make happy the life of a splendid young man whom she has chosen as her life's partner.
Mr. Moore is one of Noble county's finest young men, now occupying a position with the Perry Mill & Elevator Company. He is a man of excellent character and a perfect gentleman.
They will be at home to their friends on West D Street. (Perry Republican, October 8, 1914, page 1)

PAYNE, L. A. JR. ~ WILSON, IDA
Of special interest was the wedding of Miss Ida Wilson and Mr. L. A. Payne, Jr., of Garnett, Kansas, which was celebrated at the home of bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Wilson, 523 N. Main Street. The wedding service was performed by Rev. S. B. Butler of the Second Baptist Church. The bride was robed in a white silk muile gown over white silk, trimmed in shadow lace, jewel trimmings. The groom was attired in a beautiful blue serge suit. A song was sung very sweetly and promisingly by Mrs. J. L. Harper, title "Oh, Promise Me!" The wedding march was played by Miss Louvenia Harper. Refreshments, consisting of ice cream, cake and strawberries were served. Those present were: Rev. and Mrs. Butler, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Harper, of this city, Mrs. J. A. Markham, of Independence, Kas.; Many beautiful and useful presents were received. We wish them a happy and prosperous journey on the sea of life. (Plaindealer, June 6, 1913, page 3)

PINNICK, HARRY WALDEN ~ BRADSHAW, ADA R.

Harry Walden Pinnick and Miss Ada R. Bradshaw will be married January 26 at the home of the bride's mother in Wichita, Kansas.
Every railroad man in Fort Worth knows Harry Pinnick. Officially, he is the traveling passenger agent for the Frisco at San Antonio, but tours the entire state. He has been in Texas only eighteen months but has managed to become immensely popular in this short time.
Mr. and Mrs. Pinnick will make their home in San Antonio. (Fort Worth Star - Telegram, January 15, 1910, page 2)

THOMAS, WALTER G. ~ ROBINSON, HATTIE
The marriage of Mr. Walter G. Thomas of Kansas City, Kansas, and Mrs. Hattie Robinson of Wichita, Kansas, was quietly solemnized Sunday at high noon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Clara Kirkendall at Okeen, Okla.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. D. D. Penn, pastor of the Baptist Church of Watonga, Okla.
The bride was attired in an evening gown of Irish Blue Chiffon trimmed in pearl accessories with slippers to match having silver trimmings. The bride carried a bouquet of rosebuds.
The reception followed the ceremony.
Those in attendance were members of the immediate family and friends from Watonga and Okeen.
The following guests from Wichita, attended: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Render and nephew John Jones of 1527 Ash, Mrs. E. Gilmore and Miss Florence Gilmore of 614 Ohio, Mrs. Eveline Williams and Mrs. Dora Bailey of 212 W. 9th, Mr. Elmer Johnson 917 W. 9th and Mr. Isaiah Render.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas are at home at 212 W. 9th for the present. (Negro Star, September 27, 1935, page 4)

TUCKER, J. T. ~ BROWN, KATE E.
News has been received here of the marriage of J. T. Tucker, the well known restaurant man of this city to Miss Kate E. Brown of Wichita, Kas., in Kansas City on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Tucker will spend a few days in Colorado Springs on their way to California where they will spend their honeymoon. (Gazette - Telegraph, December 7, 1906, page 5)

WILLIAMS, FRANK ~ TUCKER, ETHEL
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams whose wedding at Wichita, Kansas, was announced in the Gazette several days ago, returned to the city yesterday morning and were warmly received by their friends.
Mrs. Williams was Miss Ethel Tucker, daughter of Mr. J. T. Tucker the well known restaurant man, and Mr. Williams is a very popular young business man of the city. When the couple arrived in the city at 7:30 yesterday morning they were met at the depot by all. Mr. Tucker's waiters. A carriage with suitable inscriptions upon it was awaiting and the couple accompanied by Mr. Tucker who returned with them, were driven up to the restaurant where a wedding breakfast was served. The breakfast table was decorated with a set piece made out of rice and a pyramid of shoes. A sumptuous meal was served after which Mr. and Mrs. Williams were allowed to go to their home. (Gazette-Telegram, October 21, 1901, page 8)

BENBOW, P. J. ~ WINNINGS, MARY MARTHA

Seldom do wedding bells ring more merrily than they rang at 513 South Emporia last night. The happy occasion was the marriage of Mr. P. J. Benbow and Miss Mary Martha Winnings. The bride is one of Wichita's fairest and most estimable young ladies, and the groom is the senior member of the firm of Benbow Brothers, of East Douglas avenue, and of whose enterprise and sterling worth too much can not be said in his praise.

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. D. Hewitt, of the Presbyterian church. A lovely wedding march was played by Mrs. Hewitt as the groom and bride came forward, attended by Mr. W. H. Rauch and Miss Mary Begert. The ceremony and congratulations over, the party partook of a feast of good things, after which the parlors again rang with joy until a late hour.

There were present: Mr. and Mrs. Thistlewood, Rev. and Mrs. Hewett, Mr. P. A. Rorhbaugh, Mr. c. A. James, Mr. Cassner, Mr. E. A. Benbow, Mr. D. Munson, Mr. W. H. Rauch, Master John Thistlewood, Mr. Forest, Mr. Albert, Miss Mary Neely, Miss Carrie Wilson, Miss Grace Love, Miss Jean Love, Miss Begert, Miss Albert, Miss Blanche Dresser, Miss Anna Dresser and Miss Laura Nuss. (Wichita Eagle, April 6, 1888, page 5)

MARTIN, J. S. ~ STYLES, PHOEBE J.

At the residence of Mr. H. T. Craven, South Lawrence yesterday at 7:30 a.m., Mr. J. S. Martin was married to Miss Phoebe J. Styles by Dr. A. I. Hobbs. The wedding was furnished with guests from intimate friends and relatives of the parties. Immediately afterwards the bride and groom left for Topeka where Mr. Martin is engaged in a prosperous business. Miss Styles was a most efficient teacher in the public schools and will be missed by her many friends, whose best wishes will attend the happy pair in their new home. (Wichita Eagle, April 6, 1888, page 5)

PLUMB, FRANK ~ COXSON, MINA

Justice Barrett yesterday afternoon united in marriage two young people of Derby, Mr. Frank Plumb and Miss Mina Coxson. The ceremony was performed at honor's office in the presence of a few friends. (Wichita Eagle, April 11, 1888, page 5)

         

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