Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bowen of this City, celebrated their Golden Wedding or fiftieth Anniversary of their marriage, on Friday, December 17th. They entertained at an informal dinner at their home on Friday evening, for the members of their family. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Ball and Theo; Mr and Mrs. Guy Gibson, Junior and Gerald; Mr. and Mrs. F. C. VanVilete, Buster, Billy, and Sidney, and Jacqueline Hurst, of this place; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bowen and Barbara, of Arthur, Nebraska. J.E. Bowen and family of Fort Pierre, South Dakota, were unable to attend.

Mr. and Mrs. Bowen are numbered among the old settlers of Smith County, having come here from Sappo, Kansas, the February following their marriage. They lived on a farm until the town of Kensington was started, then took up their residence here, where Mr. Bowen established a blacksmith shop, which he still continues to conduct.

Their many friends hope that both, Mr. and Mrs. Bowen, who though getting old in years, but still young in ideas, may continue for many years, to make life happier for every one with whom they come in contact. (Transcribed by Judy Kinney from the collection of her Great Aunt Clara Diercks Finton)


A very quiet wedding took place at the Christian Parsonage in this City, Sunday evening, December 17th at Seven o'clock. Rev. Robertson officiating , when Miss Deanne Moore of Smith Center, became the bride of Mr. Clarence Bronson, also of Smith Center, but formerly of this City.

The bride and groom were accompanied by the bride's sister and a Mr. Saunders, of Smith Center.

Immediately after the ceremony they returned to Smith Center where they will take up life in their new relationship.

This paper joins with their large circle of friends in extending congratulations and wishing for them a long prosperous life.
(Transcribed by Judy Kinney from the collection of Clara Diercks Finton, a life long resident of the Kensington, Kansas area.)



From the Cedar Enterprise we learn of the marriage of Ward H. Greenman, son of J.J. Greenman of this city, to Mrs. Lucile Miller of Cedar. The ceremony was performed by Rev. McFadden, pastor of a Methodist church, at Salina, on Monday, Jan. 10. After a short wedding trip the young couple returned to Cedar, where the groom is manager of the lumber yard of the Central Lumber Co. Ward Greenman is one of the finest young men of our acquaintance, clean of habits, industrious, and is bound to succeed at whatever he undertakes. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Dillon of Cedar, and the Enterprise says she is ne of the accomplished and popular young ladies of that place. This paper joins the groom's many friends here in extending congratulations.
(Downs News and The Downs Times ~ January 20, 1921 ~ Submitted by Julie Schadek)



Milo Hays, one of the live young farmers southeast of here in the Pleasantdale vicinity, and Miss Nola Sawyer, daughter of U. B. Sawyer, north of this city, pulled off a surprise on their friends last Saturday by slipping away to Belleville and getting married.  Rev. J. O. Borton, former Methodist minister here, performed the ceremony.  The young couple at once returned to this city and settled down to housekeeping on the Fordice farm.  May success, joy and prosperity be always theirs is the hearty wish of all.
(Smith County Pioneer ~ Thursday ~ January 31, 1918 ~ Page 1)



Concordia's bankmaster, M.E. McAuley, surprised his friends last week when the announcement came from Wichita that he was married in that city last Wednesday to Miss Nell Beard.
(Downs News and The Downs Times ~ January 20, 1921 ~ Submitted by Julie Schadek)


The marriage of Wm. Smith, fine young man of this vicinity a few miles northeast of this City, to Miss Mable Jackson of Loveland, Colorado, former popular, young lady of the Smith Center country, occurred on Wednesday, January 5th. Mrs. Smith is at present teaching school in a district a few miles north of Athol.

The Mirror joins with their many friends in extending best wishes. (Transcribed by Judy Kinney from the collection of her Great Aunt, Clara)Diercks Finton.


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