This evening at 8:30 o'clock will occur the wedding of Miss Dollie Schnitzler and Mr. John Aden. The wedding will occur at the home of Mr. Fritz Schnitzler, the bride's father, at 128 North Market Street. Miss Dollie is the youngest child of Mr. Schnitzler and the last one to get married, and so a regular, old fashioned German entertainment will be given after the ceremony is performed.

Rev. Bruce Griffith will perform the ceremony, after which the guests will be given a supper after the true German style, and all who are fortunate enough to be present will be treated royally.

The groom is from Eureka Springs, where he became acquainted with Miss Schnitzler some two years ago. He will probably locate in this city and engage in some business. Just where he will locate is not yet known. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, page 6, January 1, 1902)


Miss Cora Wilson, the pleasing little cashier of the popular clothing house of Herman & Hess, has finally decided that two can bear life's joys and sorrows more easily than one; thereby severing her connection with the firm.

Never before in the history of this clothing house has there been employed a more handsome, sweeter dispositioned, nobler or more ladylike young woman than Miss Wilson.

This afternoon at 3 o'clock she steps into the blissful vale of wedded life, no longer known to the jolly good clerks as Miss Wilson but as Mrs. Elmer High.

Never before did a corps of gentle, accommodating and manly clerks appreciate more the dignity, honor and noble temperament of any young lady.

Lamenting the departure of one who had come to be looked upon as essential to the store's very nature, yet wishing to show their appreciation of her noble character and sweet disposition her pleasant smiles and her efforts to please, the clerks of Herman & Hess decided to reward her. This afternoon Mrs. High, nee Wilson, will be presented with a beautiful rug and handsome rocking chair, as a result of their esteem for her.

The clerking corps of Herman & Hess join in wishing her a Happy New Year and a long and blissfull wedded life. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, page 6, January 1, 1902



On last Wednesday evening, the 38th anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Rochelle, was celebrated in a fitting manner at the National Reserve hall.  After lodge had been called to order and while the doctor was attending to the usual routine of business some knowing member called to gather a caucus and concluded to catch him napping by calling for refreshments, but he had already anticipated something of this kind and had ten gallons of ice cream in the banquet room but was wise enough to tell th emembers of No. 20.  Lodge closed in due form and the tables were prepared and ice cream was served to each person present, after which the evening was spent in a social dance, after which all bid Dr. and Mrs. Rochelle good night and wished them the return of many such pleasant anniversaries.
(The Wichita Daily Eagle ~ September 10, 1899 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)



Takes Her Father, the Colonel, By Surprise

Fourth Bride From the Pack of Queens

She Is Mrs. William Paul Eaton Now

To the surprise of their friends and relatives, Miss Pearl Janet Murdock and William Paul Eaton were married at the office of Probate Judge J. N. Haymaker yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, by Judge Haymaker.

Immediately after the wedding, Mrs. Eaton was entertained by the Pack of Queens, which was in session at the home of Miss Rose Wallenstein, North Topeka avenue.  The Pack was notified by telephone, and adjourned to the home of Col. Murdock, to meet the bride and Mr. Eaton returned to his place of business at the Carey hotel.  He is a nephew of B. L. Eaton, owner of the Carey.  Mr. Eaton and wife are living at present with Col. M. M. Murdock and wife parents of the bride.  They will not go on a wedding journey.

Yesterday afternoon Miss Murdock left her home, Murdock and St. Francis avenue, and intimated to her parents she was going to attend the meeting of the Pack of Queens.  Instead of going to the meeting, she was met by Mr. Eaton, and they proceeded at once to the marriage license office, where the ceremony was performed.

Col. Murdock, father of the bride, was much surprised to hear of his daughter's wedding but was pleased, just the same.

"They took me by surprise," said the colonel, "but it's all right. They are at my house now.  I knew nothing of the wedding until notified by telephone." 

The Pack of Queens was organized in February, and Miss Murdock is the fourth member to become a bride.

Young gentlemen friends of the bride and groom last night secured a string band, marched to the Murdock home, and serenaded the bride and groom.
(Wichita Beacon ~ Thursday ~ December 13, 1900 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)



Miss McCrocklin Married to Mr. Eastman of Guthrie

Thursday evening at 8 o'clock William Eastman of Ponca City and Miss Maud McCorcklin of Derby were married by Rev. H. A. Zimmerman at the Derby Baptist church.  The ring service was performed.  After the ceremony an elegant wedding supper was served.  The bride was dressed in a gown of white organdie, trimmed in white satin lace.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Halter, brother-in-law and sister of the groom, were bridesmaid and groomsman.  Mr. and Mrs. Eastman left at once for New York City on a wedding tour.  They will be at home in Guthrie, where Mr. Eastman is employed by the Santa Fe.

The guests were:  Miss Marie Eastman, Whiting, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. Willis Stillwell, Wichita; Rev. H. A. Zimmerman, Mulvane; Glen High, Derby, Mr. and Mrs. Stadtman, Derby; Mr. and Mrs. Holter, Derby; Mr. and Mrs. George B. Dean, Washington; Mr. and Mrs. S. E. High, Derby; Dr. and Mrs. Porter, Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Carlton, Derby; Miss Ella Carpenter, Derby; Jessie Dean, Wichita; C. P. High, Derby; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Little, Ponca City, O.T.


China bread plate, Mr. and Mrs. James Moffat, Arkansas City, Kan.; china bed room set, Mr. and Mrs. McCracklin; china chocolate set, Dr. and Mrs. Porter, Wichita; silver berry spoon, C. M. Carlton and wife, Derby; coffee set, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, Derby; counterpane, Mr. and Mrs. Stadtman, Derby; parlor lamp, Miss Jessie Dean, Wichita; silver cake dish, Mr. and Mrs. Little, Ponca City; gold cream ladle, sugar spoon and butter knife, Albert Rittinger, Whiting, Kan.; gold salad fork, Mr. and Mrs. Stillwell, Wichita; set silver fruit knives, Mr. and Mrs. Eastman, Whiting, Kan., silver nut set, Jr. D. Bender, Whiting, Kan., set silver tea spoons, Miss Marie Eastman, Whiting, Kan; silver fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. Eastman, Whiting, Kan., silver set knives and forks, J. O. Brown and J. L. Love, Whiting, Kan.; set silver tea spoons, A. W. Bender, Holton, Kan.; set silver knies and forks, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lentz and Dr. J. E. Love and son, Whiting, Kan.; silver cracker jar, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Drover, Albuquerque, N.M.; china cake dish, Mr. and Mrs. Jackman; set linens, Mr. and Mrs. Love, Kensington, Kan.; crystal water set, Mr. and Mrs. High, Derby, Kan; table linen, Miss Eastman, Reggsville, Ill.; onyx parlor lamp, Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Holter, Derby, Kan.; table linens, Mr. T. F. Burwell, Kansas City, Mo.
(Wichita Daily Eagle ~ March 10, 1900)


Wednesday afternoon Mr. D. L. Carpenter, of Derby, Kan., and Miss Mattie Norton of Macon City, Mo., were united in marriage at the residence of M. H. Rudolph, of this city, Rev. Van Cleve of the Christian church officiating.  The ceremony was a quiet affair and witnessed only by the immediate relatives of the contracting parties.  The happy couple left last night, via the Santa Fe, for Derby, Kan., where they will make their future home.
(Wichita Daily Eagle ~ November 20, 1891)


Married --- At the Pro-Cathedral, Saturday, January 16, Miss Rose Boyland and Mr. William Goodman, of Derby, Kan.  Miss Julia Winderlin and brother, James, were bridesaid and best man.
(Wichita Daily Eagle ~ January 17, 1904)



Groom Is Well Known Young Business Man Here

P. H. Pelkey, one of Wichita's hustling young business men, was married to Miss Evalina Morley, at Winfield, last Sunday.

Mr. Pelkey is a well-known contractor and builder, and recently located in this city.  He has opened a $30,000 stock of mill and elevator supplies and gasoline engines, and will carry a line of goods which have never been extensively handled here before.

Mrs. Pelkey was one of Winfield's charming young ladies, and has a large circle of friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Pelkey have leased a house at 528 South Market, where they are at home to their friends.
(Wichita Daily Eagle ~ Sunday ~ January 31, 1904 ~ Page 6)



John Letham and Mrs. A. C. Bonney of this place were married in Kansas City on Saturday last.  There is nothing strange or unusual in that fact except the fact that on February 4 Mrs. A. C. Bonney secured a divorce from her husband, F. M. Bonney, who is in some of the western states or territories.

Attorney John Davis has the decress of divorce in his possession.  The costs for obtaining the decree were assessed to F. M. Bonney and have not been paid.  Under the laws of the state a decree of divorce is not absolute until the cost in the case have been settled, although but few cases have ever best known to have had the decree recalled on this account.

The grounds upon which the divorce was sought are somewhat sensational.  Sometime ago Mrs. Bonney told her husband that she intended getting a divorce, whereupon he procured a vial of water labeled "poison" and proceeded to swallow the contents.  He then lay down and proceeded to "die".  His better half made light of his efforts and told him to die in style, which so incensed him that he got up and gave her a beating.  Bonney then piacked up and went west.  It was for this treatment that the wife of his bosom applied to the court for release from the bands that yoked her with husband No. 1.

Four days of single blessedness was all Mrs. B. desired, it seems, hence the marriage in Kansas City.
(Wichita Daily Eagle ~ February 11, 1891)



Young People Wedded by Rev. McKibben at High Noon

On last Wednesday, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dowd, near Bayneville, occurred the wedding of their daughter, Miss Maude Dowd to Forrest E. Wickham of Oatville, Kan.

At high noon the bride and groom entered the parlor and in the presence of a company of friends and relatives were united in the bonds of matrimony by Rev. S. McKibben.  After congratulations were extended to the newly wedded couple, the guests retired to the dining room, where an excellent dinner was served.

The bride is an estimable young lady and the groom is favorably known.  Their many friends wish them much joy in their new life.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Friday ~ November 9, 1900 ~ Page 8)


Miss Cheryl Jo Schmitt and James Denny Senseney were married at 7:30 p.m. July 11 in the First United Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. Benjamin Bollman officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn M. Schmitt of Halstead, Kan.  The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Senseney of Chanute, Kan.

Miss Cindy Gleason was maid of honor.  Newton B. Graber attended the bridegroom.  Guests were seated by Mike Hutsel, Barry Jordon, Barry Strom and Chris Nelson.

The Senseneys will be at home in Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Wednesday ~ July 16, 1969 ~ Page 12)



Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Bainum, 1829 South Water street, announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary Bainum, to E. L. Sanders, Jr., of Topeka, Kansas.  The wedding was performed Christmas eve at the home of Rev. Walter Scott Priest.  The couple will reside at 516 South Topeka avenue.
(Wichita Daily Eagle ~ Tuesday ~ December 31, 1918 ~ Page 5)



Mr. T. H. Harper of this city and Miss Hattie Gillogly of Newman, Ills., were married in that city Tuesday evening, April 12, at the home of the bride.  The Newman Independent says:

"At an early hour the spacious parlors were filled with a brilliant and elegantly attired throng, awaiting the coming of the bridal pair.  The beautiful strains of the Wedding March, brilliantly executed, greeted the ear, and, promptly at the hour 8:30 o'clock, the bridal couple entered the rooms.  They were preceded by Miss Emma Gillogly, sister of the bride, as maid of honor, and Mr. Carl S. Burgett as best man, who proceeded to the arch between the two parlors, pausing just beneath a floral horseshoe, where they were met by Rev. H. W. Bryant, who in a very brief but solemn ceremony united them in the holy bonds of wedlock.  The bride was dressed in white silk, which was elaborately trimmed with chiffon, the corsage which was high, being trimmed in cascades running lengthwise, and she carried a bouquet of white flowers.  The rooms were handsomely decorated with blooming plants, ropes of evergreen, tuberoses, lillies of the valley, geranium leaves, etc.  Mrs. Harper is an accomplished lady in womanly grace and also in literature.  She was a graduate of the Newman high school and also of the one in Wichita, Kan., where she spent two years at school, being the class poet of her class."

Mr. Harper is congratulated and may his home here be ever bright and joyous and replete with prosperity and happiness.  Mr. Harper is one of the promising and worthy young business men of our city.
(The Wichita Daily Eagle ~ April 19, 1892)



On April 17, by Rev. J. W. Love, Mr. Harvey C. Williams of Augusta, Kan., to Miss Jessie B. Crabbs of near this city.
(The Wichita Daily Eagle ~ April 19, 1892)

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