Word was received here this week of the announcement of the marriage of Mrs. Alice Wollner to Leslie Clyde Arnold of Smith Center, Kansas. The marriage took place on April 24. They are making their home at 111 East 1st St., Smith Center, Kansas. (Western Kansas World, May 4, 1950, page 1)


Helen Papas and Ben Burbach of WaKeeney were united in marriage Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the court house by probate Judge John B. Gross.---Hays News.
(Western Kansas World ~ June 23, 1921 ~ Page 5)


Mr. and Mrs. Otto Colborg, Sr., will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Monday, May 13th at their farm home southwest of Ellis.

Open house will be held at their home in WaKeeney from 5:00 to 9:00 in the evening. All friends are invited to call. (Western Kansas World, May 11, 1950, page 1)


The marriage of Miss Irene Macarow, daughter of Mrs. Theresa Macarow of Chicago, Illinois and Shelby Michigan to Mr. Charles Francis Custer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Custer, took place at the Custer home on Saturday evening January 7 at eight o'clock.

As the traditional wedding march from Lohengrin was played by Miss Jeanne Custer, sister of the groom, the bridal couple entered the living room and took their places before the Reverend John Kellison, pastor of the WaKeeney Presbyterian Church, who read the double ring ceremony before a background of potted plants and tall candelabra with white tapers.

The bride wore a street length dress of black crepe, with a top of white, studded with brilliants. She carried the small white Bible and handkerchief which had been carried by Mrs. Ray Castel, Jr., at their wedding. her corsage was of American Beauty rose buds. The groom's mother wore a dress of black crepe with a shoulder corsage of white carnations.

After the simple but impressive ceremony, the bride cut her wedding cake at the candle lighted table, and refreshments were enjoyed by the following: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Custer Sr., Sara and Kathleen, Mrs. B. F. Walker, and Mrs. John Kellison, all of WaKeeney; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Custer and R. E. of Colby, Kansas; Miss Jeanne Custer of Emporia, Kansas; Mrs. W. W. Shorthill of Hollywood, California.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Custer are graduates of the University of Chicago with the class of 1948, where Mrs. Custer was a member of Delta Sigma and Mr. Custer of Sigma Chi. They left Sunday morning for Corpus Christi, Texas where they plan to spend the winter. (Western Kansas World, January 12, 1950, page 1)


At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday of last week, Mr. Louis Ducros and Miss Mollie McMullen were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. C. Frick at his (Mr. Frick's) residence, in this city. Mrs. Ducros came here very recently from Winchester, Ind. The newly-wedded pair have gone to housekeeping at their residence, three and a half miles east of Wa-Keeney. Louis says that work seems a great deal easier now than it seemed before he was married and that he longs to see six p.m. arrive. May it ever continue thus is as great a blessing as the World is capable of pronouncing on him and Mrs. Ducros. (Western Kansas World, Wakeeney, Kansas, April 25, 1885)


Miss Delores Goetz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Goetz of Park, Kansas, and LaVerne Deines, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Deines, of WaKeeney, were united in marriage at a simple ceremony at the Zions Lutheran church parsonage at Trego Center on Tuesday afternoon, April 11 at 2:00 o'clock p.m. Rev. Rudolph Moehring performed the double ring ceremony. Miss Rosetta Deines and LaVern Karst were attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Reinecker and snos of Quinter, friends of the bride were present for the ceremony.

For her wdding the bride chose a beige gaberdine suit and wore a gladiola corsage. She wore a rhinestone necklace, a gift of the groom. Miss Deines was attired in a gray gaberdine suit with a pink carnation corsage.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Deines. The young couple entertained their friends with a wedding dance at the Municipal Hall in WaKeeney in the evening. (Western Kansas World, April 13, 1950, page 1)


25 years ago today - Married in this city Wednesday morning by the Probate Judge, Miss Freda Brockman and Mr. Clifford Emmons of Ogallah. (Western Kansas World, January 5, 1950, page 7)


Miss Della M. Sears, of Butler, Missouri and Cecil E. Francis of Pittsburg, were united in marriage at the office of Probate Judge, Garland E. Wanker on Saturday, April 1. (Western Kansas World, April 6, 1950, page 1)


Golden Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hickman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, January 2nd. They wish to thank all their friends for the cards which were sent to them. (Western Kansas World, January 5, 1950, page 6)


McGinnesses Mark Golden Anniversary

Harlen and Audrey Ann McGinness of WaKeeney are to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 10, with their family at Poudre Canyon, Colo.

Their children and their children's spouses are: Terri and Tom Smiley, Kansas City, Kan.; Kathie and Steve Clavin, Midland, Texas; and Connie and Terry Steininger, Evanston, Wyo.

There are four grandchildren.

Harlen McGinness and the former Audrey Ann Knutson were married June 10, 1951, at WaKeeney.  He is a retired manager of Western Co-op Electric, WaKeeney.  She is a homemaker.
(Salina Journal ~ June 10, 2001)


The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Musseman, northwest of this city was the scene of a very happy wedding celebration Wednesday when their son, Ernest, Jr., and Miss Neva Anderson were united in marriage.  We have been unable to get the particulars in time for this week's paper.  Mrs. Morse-Roberts, of Kansas City, was here to attend the wedding, she being an aunt of the bride.
(Western Kansas World ~ WaKeeney, KS ~ March 11, 1920)


At nine o'clock this morning in the St. Rose of Lima church, double ring marriage vows were exchanged by Vera Ann Stanton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stanton of Ransom and Earl O'Brien, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren O'Brien of Great Bend. The Rev. Father Potourff officiated before an altar decorated with baskets of pink gladioli.

Mrs. Charles Carrol, organist, accompanied Mary Frances Doherty who sang, "Ava Maria," "On This Day O Beautiful Mother," and "Panis Angelicus."

Lorraine O'Brien sister of the bridegroom was maid of honor and Martha Flax was bridesmaid. Francis O'Brien of Ness City and Pat O'Brien of Bazine, cousins of the bridegroom were his attendants. Ushers were Gerald Dougherty, and Mike O'Brien, brother-in-law and uncle of the groom.

The bride wore a white slipper satin gown with fitted bodice, peplum and long train. Her headdress was of orange blossoms and seed pearls and held in place her fingertip veil edged in lace. Her bridal bouquet was of white carnations.

Miss O'Brien wore blue taffeta fashioned with fitted bodice and hoop skirt. Her mitts and sweetheart bonnet matched the gown and her bouquet was of gold carnations.

Miss Flax's gown was made like that of the maid of honor in a gold shade and her bouquet was of blue carnations.

The bride's mother chose a gown of grey wool gabardine with black accessories. Mrs. O'Brien wore grey silk crepe with black accessories. Both had corsages of pink gladioli.

A wedding breakfast was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Esfeld following the ceremony for members of the bridal party. A reception was given from 2 to 4 in the afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien.

For traveling the bride wore a dark green gabardine suit with black accessories. Upon their return they will be at home in Great Bend where he is associated with his father at the O'Brien Auto Salvage.

The bride attended Trego Community High School in WaKeeney for two years and two years at Ransom High School where she graduated in 1948. Since October of 1948 she has been employed as a nurse's aid in St. Rose Hospital at Great Bend, Kansas. (Western Kansas World, February 23, 1950, page 4)


In a letter recently received, the news comes that A. B. Poler and Miss Fuller, both of Medina, N.Y., were married in that city on March 4 last. Mr. Poler will be remembered by many as a member of the firm of Peck, Mulford & Poler, land agents at this place during the first years of settlement. (Western Kansas World, Wakeeney, Kansas, April 25, 1885)


Congratulations From Governor

Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Shriner received the following letter from Governor Frank Carlson in congratulating them on their 60th wedding anniversary: It is truly inspiring to read of couples who have kept their marriage vows sacred for more than a half century. not only is it evidence of fine citizenship, but it is likewise a wholesome example to set before the rising generation int hese unsettled times. HOmes such as yours from the foundation of our civilization and are the bulwark of our American life. Permit me to join with your many friends in extending heaertiest greetings and best wishes on this memorable occasion. (Western Kansas World, January 12, 1950, page 1)


Miss Calista Karst and Mr. Max Sutton were united in marriage in a simple and impressive ceremony at the Bethlehem Luterhan Church in WaKeeney at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, February 7, 1950. Miss Karst is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Karst of WaKeeney, and Mrs. Sutton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sutton, of Beloit.

Dr. K. de Freese officiated at the double ring ceremony. Baskets of white gladioli and fern decorated the altar.

Miss Joan Hillman, pianist, played appropriate music while Mrs. Joe Mlinek lighted the white tapers. Miss Hillman played traditional wedding music and accompanied Miss Shirley Schwien who sang, "Always," and "I Love You Truly," preceeding the ceremony.

The bride wore a white wool street length dress with pink accessories. She wore a corsage of p ink rsoes. She was attended by her sister, Miss Carola Karst, who wore a light blue wool dress and her corsage was of red roses.

Lawrence Karst brother of the bride served as best man. John Gaither, Jr. acted as usher and Miss Leona Dietz was in charge of the guest book.

The bride's mother wore a dark green gabardine dress and Mrs. Sutton wore a light gray gabardine dress. Both had corsages of yellow Jonquils.

Mrs. Sutton is a graduate of the Trego Community High School and is at present employed at the County Engineer's Office in WaKeeney.

Mr. Sutton was graduated from Kansas State College in the spring of 1949. He served 3 years in the US Navy and is now employed by the Soil Conservation Serivce in WaKeeney.

Immediately following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Sutton left on a wedding trip. After their return the couple will reside at WaKeeney.

Out of town guests present were Mrs. J. H. Sutton, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sutton, Jr., Jerry Sutton and Dorothy Sutton. (Western Kansas World, February 9, 1950, page 1)


MARRIED --- Last Tuesday, at the office of the Probate Judge in this city, occurred the marriage of Miss Lulu Ehrich to Mr. Adolph Schwanbeck.  Both the bride and groom have lived in Collyer township for a number of years, and are too well known to the people of Trego county to need any introduction.  The Independent joins a host of friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Schwanbeck the brightest of all futures, with only enough clouds to form a glorious sunset.
(WaKeeney Tregonian ~ Saturday ~ August 22, 1896 ~ Page 1)



A beautiful wedding occurred at the Baptist Church on Monday evening December 26, when Miss Grace A. Stranahan was united in marriage to Joel G. Isenberg, by the pastor Rev. Mr. Ericson.  Though the weather was very stormy, yet a goodly number of relatives and friends were in attendance to witness the ceremony.  Miss Grace Gorrell played the wedding march.

Haerty congratulations were extended to the bride and groom by all the friends present, and many presents were received by them in memory of the event.

After a brief social time and merriment the party returned to their respective homes.

Miss Stranahan is well known in the community and Mr. Isenberg is a thrifty young man.

Mr. and Mrs. Isenberg will occupy the house south of W. W. Gibson's.

The Independent joins their many friends in wishing them joy and prosperity.
(WaKeeney Tregonian ~ Friday ~ December 30, 1904 ~ Page 1)

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