SEDGWICK  COUNTY,  KANSAS

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HURST, J. J. ~ DOUGLAS, BERYL

Miss Beryl Douglas and Mr. J. J. Hurst were married at Winfield Tuesday by Probate Judge J. W. Cottingham and are now living in their home at 435 James street and thus ended a love story in which the participants were in danger of their lives at numerous times.

Miss Douglas lived on her father's ranch near Caney,Kansas. This ranch is situated a few miles in the Indian territory. Several years ago Mr. Hurst worked near the ranch and became acquainted with the daughter of one of the largest cattle owners and ranch men in the territory. He loved her and she loved the big brawny cowboy.

Three years ago he came to this city and began working for the Wichita Electric light company as a fireman. He made frequent visits to the young lady's home and last fall they decided to be married early in the year. The date was set for the middle of January but when the groom went to the home he fuond his bride in bed with a severe attack of lagrippe. The wedding was postponed a month.

Last summer another cowboy fell in love with the young lady and asked her for her hand. She refused his attentions but he was not daunted and continued to visit her. He did not know of the Wichita man who was ahead of him until about the time the wedding was to come off. While she was sick he went to the house and again asked her to become his bride. She refused and stated to him that her heart belonged to another and she would remain true to him. The cowboy then told her should never become the bride of Jack Hurst. He said he would lay for him and when he came after her she would attend a funeral instead of a wedding.

Miss Douglas then expressed herself saying that if he did kill Jack Hurst, she would never become his bride and he would be only the worst of murderers. He told her that if he did not get her she would never be married to the man from Wichita.

Having thus spoken he went to Caney and purchased a fine gun and put in his time loafing around the depot waiting for his victim to come after the girl of his choice. He did not know the exact date the marriage so he wateched all of the trains that came into the station. Not one did he miss.

Miss Douglas soon got over the grippe and the date was set for Tuesday. Last Sunday Mr. Hurst started for Caney on the Missouri Pacific expecting to reach that town that evening. Fiften miles this side of Caney he was met by Miss Douglas' brother who told him of the threat of the cowboy and together they fixed up a plan to evade him. The brother went to his home Monday morning. Mr. Hurst caught a Santa Fe train that passed within a few miles of this brother's house where he was to meet Miss Douglas. The train was a limited and did not stop so he was compelled to jump off whiel the train was going at a pretty good speed. He was slightly scratched when he jumped from the train, but soon hired a farmer to take him to the meeting place.

There he met the sheriff who had been notified by the brother of the young lady that trouble was feared if the cowboy got wind of the match. This sheriff gave Mr. Hurst a revolver and told him not to be afraid to use it if attacked.

The two left the home with Miss Douglas' brother and his wife and went to Winfield where they were married by an old schoolmate by Mr. Hurst's father. The brother and his wife returned to Caney. Mr. Hurst and his bride to this city.

Mr. Hurst had a nice home all fitted up for the reception of his bride in this city and he returned to work in the power house but he still carries that revolver given him by the sheriff of Montgomery county.

The cowboy learning of the wedding and how he had been beaten declared that he would kill Hurst yet and has sent notice that he would yet live to spoil the happiness of the girl he loved. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, February 23, 1902, page 5)

POINTER, WILLIAM W. ~ DUNN, DAISY

William W. Pointer and Daisy Dunn both of Wichita were married by Probate Judge Wilson yesterday. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, March 9, 1902, page 2)

POYNTER, EDWARD S. ~ WEDLOWS, EDDIE

Edward S. Poynter, age 21 and Eddie Wedlows, age 19, both of Wichita were married by Judge Wilson yesterday. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, April 9, 1903, page 6)

SWARTOUT, HERBERT ~ RAFFERTY, NELLIE

Miss Nellie Rafferty and Mr. Herbert Swartout were quietly united in the holy bonds of matrimony last evening at the home of the brides parents Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Rafferty, 419 North Waco avenue. The house was very beautifully decorated for the occasion with fresh flowers and palms. At a little after eight the young couple marched down the hall to the strains of Mendellshon's wedding march into the parlor and took their places under a bower of smilax where they were united by Rev. Lynch with the ring ceremony.

The presents were many and varied.

(The Wichita Daily Eagle, June 18, 1903, page 6)

MOODY, WALTER G. ~ SHOUP, ETHEL R.

Two young people well known in Wichita were married at high noon yesterday at the bride's home in Mulvane. They were Walter G. Moody from Wellington and Miss Ethel R. Shoup of Mulvane. The ceremony was performed by Rev. F. E. Gordon. Both the bride and groom have many friends in this city. They will make their home in Wellington. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, June 18, 1903, page 6)

BEAL, L. R. ~ CRESMORE, E. M.

Marriage license was granted yesterday to L. R. Beal, aged 22 of Bentley and E. M. Cresmore, aged 19 of Bentley. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, June 18, 1903, page 6)

CAIN, HARRY M. ~ OLDFIELD, DARE

Marriage license was granted yesterday to Harry M. Cain aged 28 and Dare Oldfield, aged 25 both of Wichita. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, June 18, 1903, page 6)

GRIST, EARL J. ~ GIDEON, ETTA

Marriage license was granted yesterday to Earl J. Grist aged 25 and Etta Gideon aged 21 both of Belle Plaine. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, June 18, 1903, page 6)

STEELE, WILLIAM ~ BRYANT, LOTTIE

At the home of the bride 1116 Lewellyn avenue last evening occurred the wedding of Mrs. Lottie Bryant and Mr. William Steele. Rev. Dr. Sargeant pronounced the wedding ceremony. Mrs. Bryant is the widow of Colonel Bryant, who died here about three years ago, and has many friends in Wichita. Mr. Steele is a well known business man of this city, a member of the Steele Hardware company. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, June 27, 1903, page 6)

HENDLE, BYRON ~ HARSON, AMY

An announcement of the marriage of Miss Amy Harson to Byron Hendle at Los Angeles, Cal., was received in the city last night. The wedding will be celebrated today at the Hotel Argyle of that place.

Miss Harson lived in Wichita for many years. She was a daughter of L. F. Harson who was employed in this city at the Kansas National Bank. Mr. Harson went to California for his health but later died. Afterward Mrs. Harson and her daughter continued to make Los Angeles their home. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, November 4, 1903, page 5)

CANTON, FRANK J. ~ CANTON, MAGGIE

Two marriage licenses were issued yesterday to the following: Frank J. Canton aged 55 of Valley Center and Maggie Canton, aged 45, who were divorced about a year ago, but have evidently decided that they are happier together than apart. Sidney S. Hawks aged 24 of this city and Sarah L. Branson age 21 also of Wichita were married last evening by Probate Judge Wilson at 516 South Emporia Avenue. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, November 4, 1903, page 5)

HAWKS, SIDNEY S. ~ BRANSON, SARAH L.

Two marriage licenses were issued yesterday to the following: Frank J. Canton aged 55 of Valley Center and Maggie Canton, aged 45, who were divorced about a year ago, but have evidently decided that they are happier together than apart. Sidney S. Hawks aged 24 of this city and Sarah L. Branson age 21 also of Wichita were married last evening by Probate Judge Wilson at 516 South Emporia Avenue. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, November 4, 1903, page 5)

FARHA, MARHIGE ~ MATTAR, SLESA

Marhige farha and Miss Slesa Mattar were married at 1111 West Douglas last Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. Walter M. Irwin. The bride came from Syria but a few months ago, while the groom has been in this country fo several years. They were both influenced by protestant missionaries in Syria and are highly respected young people. The ring ceremony was witnessed by about fifty guests. The usual Syrian wedding song was sung before the ceremony and at its close Zechariah Zakura of Kansas City gave a much appreciated address in the Syrian language. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, December 29, 1903, page 5)

ROSSER, E. A. ~ WALSH, JULIA

E. A. Rosser of this city and Miss Julia Walsh of Mattoon, Ill., will be married at the latter place this afternoon. They will arrive in Wichita January 15, where they will make their home.

Mr. Rosser is a well known Missouri Pacific conductor who has worked out of Wichita for the past eight years. His bride is a popular resident of Mattoon, having lived there for many years. On the way here the newly married couple wills top several days at St. Louis where Mr. Rosser has business in connection with his position as chairman of the grievance committee of the Order of Railway Conductors. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, December 29, 1903, page 5)

McALLISTER, R. D. ~ PARKER, MAUDE L.

Four marriage licenses were granted by Judge Wilson yesterday. Three of these were issued within ten minutes. Those obtaining licenses were R. D. McAllister aged 23 of Carmen, O. T., and Miss Maude L. Parker aged 21 of Augusta, O. T.; Edward Martin aged 24 of Andale and Mary Landwehr aged 19 of Andale, Frank Rohrig aged 22 of Wichita and Anna Carey aged 19 of Wichita; Horace Greeley Robinson aged 29 of Wichita and Sarah Dunn aged 32 of Wichita. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, December 29, 1903, page 5)

MARTIN, EDWARD ~ LANDWEHR, MARY

Four marriage licenses were granted by Judge Wilson yesterday. Three of these were issued within ten minutes. Those obtaining licenses were R. D. McAllister aged 23 of Carmen, O. T., and Miss Maude L. Parker aged 21 of Augusta, O. T.; Edward Martin aged 24 of Andale and Mary Landwehr aged 19 of Andale, Frank Rohrig aged 22 of Wichita and Anna Carey aged 19 of Wichita; Horace Greeley Robinson aged 29 of Wichita and Sarah Dunn aged 32 of Wichita. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, December 29, 1903, page 5)

ROHRIG, FRANK ~ CAREY, ANNA

Four marriage licenses were granted by Judge Wilson yesterday. Three of these were issued within ten minutes. Those obtaining licenses were R. D. McAllister aged 23 of Carmen, O. T., and Miss Maude L. Parker aged 21 of Augusta, O. T.; Edward Martin aged 24 of Andale and Mary Landwehr aged 19 of Andale, Frank Rohrig aged 22 of Wichita and Anna Carey aged 19 of Wichita; Horace Greeley Robinson aged 29 of Wichita and Sarah Dunn aged 32 of Wichita. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, December 29, 1903, page 5)

ROBINSON, HORACE GREELEY ~ DUNN, SARAH

Four marriage licenses were granted by Judge Wilson yesterday. Three of these were issued within ten minutes. Those obtaining licenses were R. D. McAllister aged 23 of Carmen, O. T., and Miss Maude L. Parker aged 21 of Augusta, O. T.; Edward Martin aged 24 of Andale and Mary Landwehr aged 19 of Andale, Frank Rohrig aged 22 of Wichita and Anna Carey aged 19 of Wichita; Horace Greeley Robinson aged 29 of Wichita and Sarah Dunn aged 32 of Wichita. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, December 29, 1903, page 5)

THAYER, WILLIAM ~ NEWELL, LAURA

Many of the Wichita friends of Miss Laura Newell will be pleasantly surprised to hear of her marriage to William Thayer of Atchison, Kan. Miss Newell formerly resided in this city and was both well known and popular among the young people in the city.

Mr. Thayer is owner of the large iron works in Atchison, where they will reside. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, December 29, 1903, page 5)

FEHRINGER, OTTO DR. ~ WHEELOCK, MAY

Mrs. May Wheelock of this city was married to Dr. Otto Fehringer of Colorado Springs last Tuesday at Kansas City. The wedding was a very impressive ceremony and was attended by only a limited number of friends. Rev. H. S. Church officiated.

Mrs. Wheelock is well known in Wichita and has many friends here who will be surprised to know of her marriage but who will extend to her many wishes for the future.

Dr. Fehringer is a prominent druggist in Colorado Springs. They will spend several weeks at Excelsior Springs, after which they will be at home to their friends in Colorado Springs. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, February 11, 1904, page 5)

NORTHUP, WILLIAM ~ NEPERNEY, MARY

William Northup and Mary Neperney, both of Wichita were married Wednesday at Wellington. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, April 29, 1904, page 10)

RILEY, J. H. ~ ROBERTS, DORA

Mr. J. H. Riley of this city and Mrs. Dora Roberts of Wichita were married yesterday at 1 o'clock by Rev. Lench, the Methodist minister of Wichita at his home in that city. Immediately after the ceremony they took the train for Iola and arrived last evening. For the present they will room at 208 east Jackson but expect to go to housekeeping soon.

Mr. Riley is well known having spent the greater part of his life here. He is employed at the Acid Works and is an industrious young man. He is well liked by all who know him and will have the heartiest congratulations of his many friends.

Mrs. Riley has many friends in Wichita who know her as a woman of the kindliest disposition and feel that Mr. Riley is to be congratulated upon his choice. She has visited here several times and also has a large number of friends in this city who will be glad to learn that she will make this her home.

The Register joins their many friends in congratulations. (The Iola Register, May 9, 1902)

ASPY, ALBERT ~ LEAVITT, FLORENCE

Mr. Albert Aspy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Aspey of this city and Miss Florence Leavitt also of Wichita were quietly married at the grandparents of the bride in Topeka. The Capital says:

"L. Aspey of Kansas City, Mo., and Miss Florence E. Leavitt of Wichita were married at the residence of the bride's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Leavitt, 818 Jackson street, yesterday. Rev. Frances L. Hayes performed the ceremony. It was a quiet wedding, only the family and a few invited friends being present. The white kid gloves worn by the bride were worn by a bride in the Leavitt family in the year 1846, fifty-six years ago." (The Wichita Daily Eagle, January 18, 1903, page 3)

LA DOUX, GEORGE ~ SHOBER, MARIE

Mr. George La Doux and Miss Marie Shober daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Shober, were married at the Catholic church last Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. The ceremony was perfomred by the Rev. Father Tihen. A reception was held at the home of the bride in Riverside in the evening. Only a few inimate friends outside of relatives were invited. There were many beautiful presents given to the happy couple. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, January 18, 1903, page 3)

BEAVER, JOHN N. ~ STEELE, MARY

John N. Beaver and Miss Mary Steele, both of Augusta, Kan., were married at the court house of Wichita Tuesday at 2 o'clock p.m. January 12, 1902 by Judge WIlson in the presence of Miss Clara Beaver, sister of the groom and Mr. Walter Steele and Mrs. Carrie Steele, brother and sister in law of the bride. After the ceremony the company retired to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charlton Steele, where a sumptuous wedding dinner was served. The bride and groom will be at home to their friends after March 1st, at Augusta, Kan. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, January 18, 1903, page 3)

COOMBS, BERT ~ DORTH, SADIE

Mr. Bert Coombs of this city and Miss Sadie Dorth of Howard, Kan., were quietly married at the bride's home Wednesday January 7th. Mr. Coombs slipped out of Wichita very quietly and not even his closest friends knew of his intentions until last Monday morning, when he brought his bride back to Wichita. He had prepared for her a neat and handsomely furnished cottage at 1547 Fairview avenue. Miss Dorth is an accomplished young woman and one of Kansas' fairest daughers, and Mr. Coombs may well be proud of her. Mr. Coombs has been in Wichita many years, and is well known in business circles. He has accepted a position at the Roy shoe store, and last week he gave away more cigars and received more congatulations than he sold shoes and received money. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, January 18, 1903, page 3)

OEHLERT, RUDOLPH ~ KOCH, JOHANNA

On Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock the words were spoken, which made Mr. Rudolph Oehlert and Miss Johanna Koch husband and wife. The ceremonies were performed at the Lutheran church by Rev. Klinhans in the presence of relatives and friends.

Mr. Oehlert is a prosperous farmer of Cheney, Kans. and the bride the oldest daughter of Mr. Augest Kock but has for the most of her time made her home at Mr. Wm. Tacks, Mrs. Tack being her aunt, after the celebration at the church the large number of invited guests gathered at the beautiful home of Mr. Tack, were ample provisions had been made to care for all present in a very hospitable manner. The young couple will make their home near Cheney and if only half of the wishes of their friends are realized they will live long and happy. (Haven Weekly Journal Haven, Reno County, Kansas Saturday, October 8, 1904 page - front *** column - 3 submitted by Rose Stout)

BARNES, CICIL W. ~ CHRISTIANSON, ANNA C.

A marriage license was issued yesterday to Cicil W. Barnes and Anna C. Christianson. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, February 12, 1895)

BERGEN, GEORGE ~ RUTLEGE, LAURA B.

George Bergen and Mrs. Laura B. Rutlege were united in marriage Sunday morning by Pastor Sims of the Central Christian Church. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, May 1, 1894)

PRINCEHOUSE, FRANK ~ McAFEE, FANNIE

Frank Princehouse of Clearwater and Miss Fannie McAfee of Ziba were licensed to wed by the probate court yesterday. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, January 11, 1896)

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