SEWARD COUNTY, KANSAS

MARRIAGES

Transcribed by Jim Laird


AGEE, THOMAS ~ WILLIAMS, IRENE

Miss Irene Williams of Liberal and Thomas Agee of Los Angeles, California were married at the court house in Liberal, Saturday, May 29, Mrs. Avis King Lacy probate judge pro tem performing the ceremony.

Mrs. Agee graduated from the Liberal high school Friday night, with the class of 1937. (The Southwest Daily Times, Sunday, May 30, 1937, transcribed by Jim Laird)

ALLEN, ALEX ~ DOBBS, DOROTHY

Miss Dorothy Dobbs of Hugoton and Alex Allen of Kimberly, Idaho, were married at the court house in Liberal Saturday afternoon, June 11 Mrs. Avis King Lacy probate judge pro tem performing the ceremony. (The Southwest Daily Times, Monday, June 13, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

ARELLANO, EMILO ~ HERNANDEZ, ANDEREA

Miss Anderea Hernandez and Emilo Arellano, both of Garden City were united in marriage at the court house in this city Wednesday, August 3 by Mrs. Avis King Lacy probate judge pro tem.

Mrs. June Mendoza and Dionico Jimanez of Garden City were with the couple. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, August 3, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

BAKER, LUTHER J. ~ HOPKINS, DENA RUTH

Dena Ruth Hopkins and Luther J. Baker both of Liberal were united in marriage Friday evening August 12 at the home of Reverend Elma Albertson, Miss Albertson performing the ceremony. The only guests were the bride's brother, Mr. John Plum and the bridegroom's mother, Mrs. Emma Baker.

Mr. and Mrs. Baker will make their home at 830 South Oklahoma avenue. (The Southwest Daily Times, Monday, August 15, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

BROOKS, CLAYTON ~ HUTTON, VIRGINIA

Miss Virginia Hutton and Clayton Brooks both of Borger, Texas, were married at the court house in Liberal Saturday evening, August 20 by Mrs. Avis King Lacy probate judge pro tem. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Alexander of Borger.

Mr. Brooks is an employee of the Phillips Petroleum company at that place. (The Southwest Daily Times, Monday, August 22, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

BURINGTON, REYNOLDS ~ MARRS, AILEEN

Miss Aileen Marrs of Fowlere and Reynolds Bruington of Meade were married at the courthouse in Liberal March 25, Mrs. Avis King Lacy probate judge pro tem performing the ceremony. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, March 29, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)

BURROWS, WAYNE ~ OLINGER, RUBY

Miss Ruby Olinger and Wayne Burrows, both of Hugoton were married at the court house in this city Friday, February 11, by Mrs. Avis KingLacy, probate judge pro tem. (The Southwest Daily Times, Sunday, February 13, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

CRISMAN, GABE ~ LAGAL, ELSIE

Marriage License taken out by Gabe Crisman, 28, Barnsdall, Okla. and Elsie Lagal, 28 of Barnsdall. (The Southwest Daily Times, Friday, October 12, 1934, transcribed by Jim Laird)

DEAVER, JOE JAMES ~ SCOTT, DOROTHY

Miss Dorothy Scott of Turpin, Oklahoma and Joe James Deaver, of Liberal were married at the courthouse in the city May 22 by Mrs. Avis King Lacy probate judge pro tem. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, May 26, 1937, transcribed by Jim Laird)

ESQUIVEL, SANTOS ~ CUMPIAN, MARIE

Miss Marie Cumpian and Santos Esquivel both of Eagle Pass, Texas, were married here November 21, by Mrs. Avis King Lacy, probate judge pro tem. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, November 23, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

FARLEY, WILLIAM J. ~ BOLDING, LOYCE

Miss Loyce Bolding of Cordell, Oklahoma and William J. Farley of Kelleyville, Oklahoma were married at the courthouse in Liberal early Sunday morning, June 20 the ceremony being performed by Mrs. Avis King Lacy, probate judge pro tem.

Mrs. Farley has visited in Liberal frequently having attended the Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical college at Goodwell, Oklahoma at the same time Miss Wilma King now Mrs. Eddie Page of Erick, Oklahoma was a student there. (The Southwest Daily Times, Tuesday, June 22, 1937, transcribed by Jim Laird)

GREY, McHENRY ~ BROWN, KATHERINE

Young Couple Married Sunday

Miss Katherine Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. c. W. Brown and Mr. McHenry Grey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Grey, were united in marriage at the Christian parsonage at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, December 5, by Reverend Harold Duryea. The guests at the wedding were Miss Elizabeth Smith, Mr. Dean Printz and Mr. David Brown.

Mr. and Mrs. Grey left last night for Hooker, Oklahoma, where they will make their home, Mr. Grey, known by his many friends here as "Mike," being employed in the Voiles Drug Store there. (The Southwest Daily Times, Monday, December 6, 1937, transcribed by Jim Laird)

HANN, ARTHUR ~ BROWN, PAULINE

Pauline Brown Being Married in Denver, Colo.

The marriage of Miss Pauline Brown of Liberal to Mr. Arthur Hann of Kansas City, will take place at high noon Monday in Denver, Colorado. Miss Brown who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miller Brown, formerly of Kismet, now of Creswell, Oregon, graduated from the Kismet High School, from business college in Dodge City, and from Caster's Beauty Academy in Kansas City. She has been connected with the Taylor Beauty Shop here.

Mr. Hann is secretary to the superintendent of the Union Pacific Stage Lines.

After the wedding and a short honeymoon trip, the couple will reside in Kansas City.

Miss Brown left yesterday afternoon for Denver, going as far as Wakeeney with Mrs. E. J. McCreight. (The Southwest Daily Times, Sunday, March 19, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)

HANSEN, ROBERT J. ~ BLOOMER, OPAL ESTHER

Marriage License taken out by Robert J. Hansen, 24, Coffeyville and Opal Esther Bloomer, 19, Independence. (The Southwest Daily Times, Friday, October 12, 1934, transcribed by Jim Laird)

HARKE, HERBERT ~ LEWIS, MINA

Miss Mina Lewis of Tyrone, Oklahoma, and Herbert Harke of Hooker, Oklahoma, were united in marriage at the courthouse in Liberal Sunday afternoon June 20 by Mrs. Avis King Lacy, probate judge pro tem. (The Southwest Daily Times, Tuesday, June 22, 1937, transcribed by Jim Laird)

HAWKINS, HOMER ~ MYERS, MARY

Liberal Young Man to Wed Salina Girl

The wedding of Miss Mary Myers of Salina and Mr. Homer Hawkins, manager of the Mullin Furniture and Applicance Company of this city is to be an event of Saturday.

The young couple will take a wedding trip after which they will establish their home in Liberal. (The Southwest Daily Times, Friday, June 11, 1937, transcribed by Jim Laird)

HITCHCOCK, PARKER WILLIAM ~ BRIMMAGE, DORIS

Miss Doris Brimamge of Dombey, Oklahoma and Parker William Hitchcock of Hooker, Okla., were married at the courthouse in Liberal, Monday, July 11, Mrs. Avis King Lacy, probate judge pro tem performing the ceremony.

The young people were accompanied by Miss Wilma Dell Bainum of Hooker and Mr. Opal Creed. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, July 13, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

IVES, ALBERT M. ~ GAMBS, BELLE

Announcement has been received of the marriage of Mrs. Belle Gambs of Beaver, Oklahoma and Mr Albert M. Ives of Liberal, which took place in Colorado Springs, Monday, August 8. Mr. and Mrs. Ives will be at home at Beaver, Oklahoma after September 10.

Mr. Ives has been a resident of Liberal for a number of years and followed the carpenter trade here. (The Southwest Daily Times, Sunday, August 14, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

JONES, ALBERT WESLEY ~ McDONALD, VERNICE

Mrs. Vernice McDonald Smith and Albert Wesley Jones both of Liberal were married Thursday, June 24 at the home of Mrs. Avis King Lacy, probate judge pro tem on South Roosevelt avenue, Mrs. Lacy performing the ceremony. (The Southwest Daily Times, Sunday, June 27, 1937, transcribed by Jim Laird)

KELLER, EMERSON ~ LUDLOW, DOROTHY

First License Issued

The first marriage license in Seward County for 1940, was issued Wednesday to Emerson Keller of Rolla and Miss Dorothy Ludlow of Pittsburg, Kansas.

Ten days of the new year had passed before application was made for a marriage license in this county. (The Southwest Daily Times, Thursday, January 11, 1940, transcribed by Jim Laird)

LOLMAUGH, ROBERT ~ BOLTON, MARY

Mrs. Mary Bolton of Liberal and Robert Lolmaugh of Hooker, Oklahoma, were united in marriage at the courthouse in Meade Wednesday, January 11, the probate judge performing the ceremony.

The only guests at the wedding were Miss Leona Houts, Dr. C. O. Mays of Liberal and dr. Paul Botkin of Meade.

Mrs. Lolmaugh came here from Hooker two years ago. Mrs. Lolmaugh farms northwest of Hooker.

Immediately following the ceremony the couple left for Newton where they will join Mr. Lolmaugh's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Lolmaugh on a trip to Florida, expecting to be gone a month or six weeks.

They are undecided as yet to where they will make their home on their return. (The Southwest Daily Times, Thursday, January 12, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)

MANCHESTER, RICHARD ~ KING, MAXINE

Young Couple Establishes Home in this City

Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Maxine King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles King of Portis to Mr. Richard Manchester of Liberal, the wdding having taken place at ten thirty o'clock Sunday morning, April 25 at the home of the bride's parents. The ceremony was performed by Reverend Munford, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Portis.

Before the ceremony Miss Winifred Lovett, accompanied by Miss Marjorie Lovett, sang, "I Love You Truly." The Lohengrin Wedding March was played by Miss Marjorie Lovett for the entrance of the bridal couple.

The bride's gown was of blue sheer with white organdy trim and she carried a bouquet of white flowers.

A wedding dinner was served to a large number of guests, the wedding cake being decorated with love birds and a bride and groom.

Mrs. Manchester graduated from the Portis high school and has taught in the schools of Smith county in this state for the past two years. Mr. Manchester, who is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Manchester of Bellaire, graduated from the Smith Center high school and took a business course in Topeka. He came here a few months a go as bookkeeper for the Cottrell Motor company.

Mr. and Mrs. Manchester arrived last night from Portis and are making their home at the Foote apartments at 120 South Grant avenue. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, April 28, 1937, transcribed by Jim Laird)

MARTIN, RUSSELL ~ BAIRD, PAULINE

Miss Pauline Baird, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Baird, and Russell Martin, both of Liberal were married at the Methodist parsonage in Perryton, Texas, Monday, June 17, by Rev. P. E. Yarbrough.

Mr. and Mrs. Martin will make their home in Liberal. (The Southwest Daily Times, Thursday, June 27, 1940, transcribed by Jim Laird)

McAHREN, THEO ~ WARNER, OLIVE

Miss Olive Warner of Hooker, Oklahoma and Theo McAhren of Liberal were married by Mrs. Avis King Lacy probate judge pro tem at her home on South Roosevelt avenue Saturday evening September 23. Guests at the wedding were the bride's sister, Miss Ruth Warner and Charles Price.

The young couple will make their home in Liberal. (The Southwest Daily Times, Monday, September 25, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)

MEAD, ERNEST H. ~ BRISCOE, STELLA

Mrs. Stella Briscoe and Ernest H. Mead, both of Liberal were united in marriage Saturday evening, June 10, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Mead on South Pennsylvania avenue, Reverend H. M. daenzer performing the ceremony.

The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. P. Warner of Hooker, Oklahoma and Mr. and Mrs. E. Mead of Liberal.

There were quite a number of friends, guests at the ceremony. (The Southwest Daily Times, Tuesday, June 13, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)

MEDINA, FRANK ~ BERNAL, CARMEN

Miss Carmen Bernal and Frank Medina, both of Garden City, were married in Liberal, Friday, July 15, Mrs. Avis King Lacy, probate judge pro tem, performing the ceremony.

The young people were accompanied by Miss Sallie Medina and Steve Merrill both of Garden City. (The Southwest Daily Times, Sunday, July 17, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

MOON, JACK ~ BROWN, BILLIE

Bille Brown and Jack Moon Wed December 24.

Miss Billie Brown, attractive daughter of Mr. P. R. Brown of Liberal and Mr. Jack Moon were united in marriage at Kingman on December 24. The only guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cambridge of Liberal and Mrs. Roy Turner of Wichita.

After a short wedding trip to Wichita, Mr. and Mrs. Moon returned to Liberal and are residing at 712 North Washington avenue.

Mrs. Moon is a member of the senior class of Liberal High school and will continue her course. Mr. Moon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Moon of this city, graduated from the Liberal High school and attended Ft. Hays State Teachers College at Hays one year. He is employed at the Blakemore Bros. warehouse. (The Southwest Daily Times, Monday, December 30, 1940, transcribed by Jim Laird)

MORRIS, NELSON LEROY ~ BLOSSER, VIVIAN MARIE

Miss Vivian Marie Blosser of Elmwood, Oklahoma and Nelson Leroy Morris of Booker, Texas, were married at the courthouse in Liberal Tuesday, September 5 by Mrs. Avis King Lacy probate judge pro tem. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, September 6, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)

NEESE, ALVIN ~ BARKLEY, ARLENE

A double wedding ceremony took place at the courthouse in Liberal September 21 when Miss Eula May and Jessie Ratlief were united in marriage and Miss Arlene Barkley became the bride of Alvin Neese. The double ceremony was performed by Mrs. Avis King Lacy, probate judge pro tem. The young people are all from Forgan, Okla. (The Southwest Daily Times, Monday, September 30, 1940, transcribed by Jim Laird)

NEFF, NOLEN EDWARD ~ DYE, BEURIA MAE

Miss Beuria Mae Dye and Nolen Edward Neff both of Tyrone, Oklahoma, were married at the Baptist parsonage in Liberal, Sunday afternoon, June 6, Reverend C. W. Campbell performing the ceremony. (The Southwest Daily Times, Friday, June 11, 1937, transcribed by Jim Laird)

PACKER, ROBERT W. JR. ~ BROWN, EDNA A.

A wedding which took place Sunday, June 6, and which is just being announced is that of Miss Edna A. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Brown, of the Wideaake community west of Liberal to Mr. Robert W. Packer, Jr., of Liberal. The ceremony was performed at the Baptist parsonage in this city at three o'clock Sunday afternoon by Reverend C. W. Campbell.

The young people were attended by Miss Erna Enns of Wichita and Mr. Marlin Brown of this city, brother of the bride.

Mrs. Packer graduated from Liberal High school with the class of 1932 and since that time has been employed at the F. W. Woolworth company store.

Mr. Packer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Packer, Sr., of the Pleasant Valley community northwest of Liberal, attended Liberal High school and is now farming in the Pleasant Valley Community where he and his bride will make their home. (The Southwest Daily Times, Friday, June 11, 1937, transcribed by Jim Laird)

PALMER, MARION ~ BRYANT, LUCILE

Miss Lucile Bryant and Marion Palmer both of Perryton, Texas, were married at the court house in Liberal, Sunday morning, March 13, Mrs. Avis King Lacy, probate judge pro tem, performing the ceremony. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, March 16, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

PITTMAN, ULEN ~ HERSHEY, HAZEL

Miss Hazel Hershey and Ulen Pittman both of Hooker, Oklahoma were married at the court house in Liberal Sunday, July 31. Mrs. Avis King Lacy, probate judge, pro tem performing the ceremony.

The couple were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Wadley of Tyrone, Oklahoma. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, August 3, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

RINEY, EARL - BYERLEY, MAE

Mae Byerley and Earl Riney Married Monday

A wedding of interest to many Liberal friends is that of Miss Mae Byerley daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Byerley of this city to Mr. Earl Riney of Scott City which took place at the home of Reverend John Scott in Scott City at seven-thirty o'clock Monday evening May 31, Reverend Scott performing the double ring ceremony.

The young people were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Snyder of Scott City.

The bride wore a blue lace jacket dress, street length, with white accessories. Mrs. Snyder's dress was dubonnet sheer with white accessories.

Mrs. Riney graduated from Liberal high school with the class of 1936, being a leader in Girl Reserve and other activities. mr. Riney who is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Riney of Scott City, former well known residents here, graduated from Scott City high school in 1933.

The young people will reside in Scott City. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wedneday, June 2, 1937, transcribed by Jim Laird)

RATLIEF, JESSIE ~ MAY, EULA

A double wedding ceremony took place at the courthouse in Liberal September 21 when Miss Eula May and Jessie Ratlief were united in marriage and Miss Arlene Barkley became the bride of Alvin Neese. The double ceremony was performed by Mrs. Avis King Lacy, probate judge pro tem. The young people are all from Forgan, Okla. (The Southwest Daily Times, Monday, September 30, 1940, transcribed by Jim Laird)

SETTLES, GEORGE W. ~ RINGER, CHARLIENE

Miss Charliene Ringer and George W. Settles, both of Perryton, Texas, were united in marriage in the courthouse in Liberal, June 8, by Mrs. Avis King Lacy probate judge pro tem. (The Southwest Daily Times, Monday, June 13, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

SHEPHERD, MARVIN H. ~ HOSKINSON, FREDA

Miss Freda Hoskinson daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hoskinson who live on South Jordan avenue and Marvin H. Shepherd son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shepherd of Liberal were married at the Friends parsonage in Liberal at five o'clock Saturday evening, March 18. Reverend francis M. Jones performed the ceremony. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, March 22, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)

SILSBEE, FRANK TRUMAN ~ WOOLDRIDGE, OLENE BERNICE

Miss Olene Bernice Wooldridge and Frank Truman Silsbee, both of Hardesty, Oklahoma were married at the court house in Liberal Monday, August 22, by Mrs. Avis King Lacy, probate judge pro tem. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, August 24, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

SMITH, J. U. MR. & MRS.

Liberal Couple Wed Fifty-four Years Ago in Iowa

Mr. and Mrs. J. U. Smith of 706 North Pershing avenue, Sunday observed their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary, a family dinner being given at the home of their granddaughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tennett, in Dodge City.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith were wed at Sheridan, Iowa, on March 26, 1885, and reside din Iowa until they moved to Liberal in April, 1912, this being their home since that time.

They have five children living, Roy O. Smith, manager of the Liberal Lumber company, Bert Smith, of Dodge City, Earl Smith, of Elkhart, Dr. Frank Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Mrs. Mae Witt of Los Angeles. One son, Harold Smith, died in France while enroute to Germany with the Army of Occupation.

Present at the dinner in Dodge City Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. J. U. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Bert L. Smith, Harold, Richard, Virginia and Leland, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Smith, Junior and Donna, Mr. and Mrs. Derrell Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tennett and Dorothy Ann.

On Monday, Mr. and Mrs. Smith were entertained at dinner at the home of their son, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Smith in Dodge City. (The Southwestern Daily Times, Thursday, March 30, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)

SYKES, EMMETT H. ~ TAYLOR, DOROTHY

Miss Dorothy Taylor and Emmett H. Sykes, both of Hugoton were married October 8 by Reverend George C. DeVores pastor of the Bethel Church of God, southeast of Liberal. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, October 12, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

VON HEMEL, BILL ~ COWSER, DOLLY

Miss Dolly Cowser, of Hugoton, and Bill Von Hemel of Manter were married at the courthouse in Liberal Saturday afternoon, September 23, Mrs. Avis King Lacy, probate judge, pro tem, performing the ceremony.

Present at the wedding were Miss Madge Cremer, Miss Velda Von Hemel and James Creamer of Manter. (The Southwest Daily Times, Monday, September 25, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)

WEIR, FLOYD ~ CONRAD, DOROTHY

Miss Dorothy Conrad and Floyd Weir, both of Hugoton were married Sunday, October 9, Reverend Elma Albertson, Friends minister performing the ceremony. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, October 12, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

WILSON, MARVIN ~ COSTNER, DORIS

Miss Doris Costner of Texhoma, Oklahoma and Marvin Wilson of Guymon, Oklahoma were married in Liberal, Auugst 27 by Reverend Roxie T. Powell, Methodist Minister. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, August 31, 1938, transcribed by Jim Laird)

WOOD, EDWARD L. ~ DECKER, VIOLET

The marriage of Miss Violet Decker and Edward L. Wood both of Liberal took place Sunday morning July 16 at the home of the Reverend and Mrs. A. Albertson southwest of Liberal. Reveral Albertson, minister of the Friends church, performed the ceremony.

The guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Roeske, Miss Dorothy Littlefield and Fred Terrel.

Mrs. Wood is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Decker of 515 North Pershing avenue. He graduated from Liberal high school with the class of 1936. Mr. Wood is a don of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Marlatt of Amarillo, Texas and is employed at a local cafe.

Mr. and Mrs. Wood are making their home on South Washington avenue. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, July 19, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)


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