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ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM NEWSPAPERS WITH NO DATES

Below are various marriage announcements.  These announcements were just loose clippings that were copied onto one sheet of paper and did not have the year, nor the newspaper they were clipped from.  It appears that some of them may be from the Bethany Republican Newspaper.  My own grandmother's notice is included.  She and my grandfather were married in 1924, so these clippings may represent other's who were married around the same time.  It is up to the individual researcher to verify.
transcribed by: Melody Beery

Alley-Simpson
The many friends of Lillie Alley will be intereste to know that she and Mr. Arch Simpson, of Eagleville stole a march on their many friends and went to Mt. Ayr Iowa where they were married at the home of the grooms' brother.  They are at home to their many friends on Mr. Simpsons farm south of Eagleville.  Congratulations.


Bensyl-Martin
Miss Lola Bensyl and Robert Martin, both of Eagleville, came to Bethany Wednesday and were united in marriage at the office of the probate judge by the Rev. H.G. Blomfield.  Witnesses to the cremony were Mr. an Mrs. William Bensyl, parents of the bride.
These young folks have a large number of friends in the Eagleville vicinity who will join the Republican in offering best wishes.

England-Denny
Miss N. Merle England of Bethany and Mr. Orion W. Denny of New Hampton were united in marriage here Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock, the wedding being at the home of the Rev. E.P. Reed, who read the cremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Denny left immediately after the marriage ceremony for a motor trip to Hannibal, Mo. They will be at home on a farm south of New Hampton, upon their return.  The Republican joins in extending congratulations to this popular young couple.

Eisenbarger-Skinner
Wednesday, December 3, Oscar Eisenbarger, of Washington township, and Jewell Skinner, of Eagleville accompanied by their friends, Glen Mitchell and Gladys German, of Eagleville, drove down to New Hampton and were united in marriage by Rev. A.P. Mathes.  The groom is a highly respected young farmer and the bride was a senior in the Eagleville High School and a faithful church worker.  The many friends of these young people wish them a happy and prosperous journey through life.
transcribers note:  Oscar and Jewell Eisenbarger were married December 3, 1924.

Hale-Sanders
Manly Hale of Eagleville, and Lola Sanders of Hatfield were united in marriage last Wednesday afternoon, October 8, at 5:00 o'clock at the Baptist parsonage, 406 N. Lawndale, the Rev. T.H. Boggess officiating.  Mrs. J.W. Gardner and Miss Elnora Lindrose were present at the marriage.  The young couple returned to the Gardner home, where Mrs. Gardner ha a nice supper prepared for them.  The happy young couple went to their home where they will beginn housekeeping immediately at 2606 Windsor Ave.  The best wishes of all their friends are extended to the estimable young couple....The Bethany Advance, Kansas City, MO

Linville-Banks
Through an oversight last week, we failed to mention the marriage of Harve Banks, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Banks, of Eagleville, and Miss Doris Linville, of St. Joseph, Mo. The ceremony was performe by John Grabill, Justice of the Peace, at the home of the grooms parents Sunday May 17th.  Harve is a World War soldier an was one of a number who crossed the pond and did honor for our America.  Congratulations.


McCall-Wyant
Mr. Ray Wyant of Union township, and Miss Cora McCall, of near Albany were united in marriage June 4th at the home of C.T. Blankenship, Esq. being accompanied by the bridegrooms brother and a lady friend.  The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Arthur Cable, near Albany, Mo.  and is a fine winsome young woman.  The bridegroom is the youngest son of A.E. Wyant north of Blythedale, and is an industrious, respectable young man.  These young people grew to manhood and womanhood in the neighborhood west of Ridgeway, where they have many friends who wish them a long and happy married life.

Miller-Ballard
On May 16, Mr. Harvey E. Miller and Gerty L. Ballard were married at the home of the Rev. E.P. Reed.  Mr. and Mrs. Lester Harris were witnesses to the ceremony.  Miss Ballard is the daughter of D.B. Ballard of near Coffey.  She has spent most of her life on the farm home an is an acomplished and refined young lady, having a score of friends who wish her a happy married life.

Mr. Miller is the son of the late Bert Miller of Ridgeway.  He has been engaged with work in a cafe, being employe in Mud's Cafe, at Ridgeway.  He is a highly esteemed young man of that town.   On the following day, Sunday May 17 a dinner was given at the bride's home, a dainty three course dinner being served.  The dinning room was decorated suitable to the occasion.  Those present were:  D.B. Ballard, Lon Ballard of Coffey; Guy Ballard, Lilly Ballard and Mrs. Nora Duke of Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. Billy Underwood and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harve Ballard, Fred Burris of Coffey; Mr. and Mrs. C.N. Spence, Fred Spence, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bolar, Clifford Bolar and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Harris of Bethany.

Several other invitations were sent but on account of the weather they were unable to attend.  Mr. and Mrs. Miller will be at home after May 18 at the home of the bride's father.  Best wishes are extended to the young couple in their chosen occupation.

Reese-Hurst
On Wednesday morning at eight o'clock June 7, at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. J.C. Bergman of Lamoni, Iowa, occurred the wedding of Mary Jone Reese of Stevensville, Mont. and Albert Hurst of Lamoni, Iowa.  The happy couple took their places under a large wedding bell to the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Ruby Sandage.  The ceremony, which was performed by Elder H.E. Winegar was attended by the immediate relatives and intimate friends of the contracting parties, after which was served a four course breakfast.

The bride, while a stranger to us, has all the appearances of a real lady.  She was a member of the Lamoni High School class of 1922.  Albert needs no introduction, having lived his entire life in this community and by his good habits, industrious life and pleasing personality has gained the friendship of everyone, who wish for him and the one of his choice fair sailing down the sea of matrimoney.

They will be at home on the Hurst farm on the J.H. farm south of Lamoni,  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hurst having moved to Eagleville and turning the old home over to his son.


VanHoozer-Elliott
Miss Marguerite VanHoozer of Bethany and Mr. Vern Elliott of Cameron were married quietly here Monday morning, the wedding being at the home of the Rev. E.P. Reed, who read the ceremony.  They left yesterday for Cameron.  Mrs. Elliott is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Porter VanHoozer, and is a young woman with a great many friends.  For some time she had been employed as a stenographer at the law office of A.S. Cumming.

Mr. Elliott came to Bethany several months ago from Ridgeway, and worked until recently at the east side barber shop.  He made admiring friends while here, who join with the Republican in offering best wishes.


Walrafen-Larkin
Miss Olive May Walrafen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Walrafen, was united in marriage to Otis E. Larkin of Greensburg, Kas., Thursday evening, June 15, at Bethany, MO. The ceremony being performed by Rev. Walsh.  Mr. and Mrs. Larkin left the same evening for Greensburg, Kas, where they will make their future home.  Olive is a pleasant young lady and we are sure she will prove an ideal wife and housekeeper.  She has many friends here who wish her all the pleasure an prosperity life may afford.

Wernitch-Melrose
The many friends of Ruby Wernitch will be interested in knowing of her marriage which took place at Princeton, January 30.  In company with her father, Henry Wernitch, she and Mr. John Melrose of Cainsville, Mo drove to that place where they were quietly married.  Ruby is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wernitch of near Blythedale, well respected people, and is a little lady of pleasing appearance.  Her husband is a stranger to us but we join her friends in wishing them a happy wedded life.  They will be at home at the bride's parents for the present.
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Wyant-Grabill
At 12 o'clock noon, Tuesday, August 20, at the Hotel Bethany, occurred the wedding of Carl Wyant and Lottie Grabill.  The ceremony was performed by C.T. Blankenship, Esq.  They were accompanied by a brother and sister of the bride.  The bride is the oldest daughter of Fred Grabill of Hamilton township and is an accomplished houskeeper and a fine young lady, who knows how to make a home a place of worth while.

The groom is the oldest son of A.E. Wyant of near Andover, and is an industrious, moral young man.  These young people have many friends who wish them life's best in their matrimonial career.

Wyant-Cook
Miss Helen Wyant and Mr. Floyd (Toby) Cook were quietly married at the M.E. church Sunday morning August 24, at 7:00 o'clock, with Mr. and Mrs. Edwyn Edwards as attendants.  The marriage ceremony was performed by the M.E. minister, Rev. Warren.  Helen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Wyant.  She is a highly respected young lady, a graduate of the Eagleville High School an a student of Maryville College for two years.  Toby is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cook, a member of the firm of Davis & Cook grocery and a young man of pleasing personality.  Mr. and Mrs. Cook left immediately for the Ozarks.  They will be at home to their many friends in Eagleville, MO. after September 7.  This young couple has a host of friends who wish them a prosperous and happy voyage through life.

ANNOUNCEMENTS WITH DATES


Maud Baldwin and Walter J. Bales
Married by the undersigned at the home of the bride, in Adams Township, Walter J. Bales and Miss Maud Baldwin, Aprill 22, 1903, at 7p.m., in the presence of a number of friends.  Mrs. Geo. Reid played the wedding march.  After congratulations, a sumptuous supper was served.  The evening was spent in social conversation and music.  Mr. Bales is a son of W.H. Bales, of Cypress Township, and is a prosperous farmer.  We congratualte the groom in the selection of this worthy young lady to be his bride.  May peace and happiness attend their future life.

M.V.B. Williams
transcribed by: Melody Beery,Source: Bethany Republican Newspaper,April 29, 1903 edition,Vol. XXXI

Bunyard-Price
A western paper publishes the following marriage notice: "On horseback, November 18, 1866 by George Kinkade, Mr. William Bunyard, late a soldier of Merrill's Horse, and Miss Martha E. Price, all of Harrison County, Missouri.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer, Thursday, January 17, 1867.
 
 
Douglas-Morgan
BRIDE OF 102 COY AS MAIDEN
MARRIAGE OF MRS DOUGLAS TO JAMES MORGAN, AGED SEVENTY YEARS

Galena Kanas, June 3:
A remarkable marriage was recorded in this city Wednesday, the bride being Mrs. Mary Jane Douglas, 102 years old, and the bridegroom, James Morgan, 70 years of age.  The Rev. Mr. Thomas of Galena officiated.  The aged bride's maiden name was Mary Jane Williams.  She was born in Knox county, Tennesse, in 1797 and was married in 1816 to Robert Willus of Harrison County, Missouri and to J.E. Douglas in 1830.   Her latter husband died in 1860, and she lived a widow thirty-nine years.  She is a sprightly old lady and is as timid over her marriage as a girl of 19.  She is seen on the streets of Galena quite frequently, having made her home with her daughter for fifteen years.
source: The Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne Indiana, June 3, 1899 edition

Eisenbarger-Cox
Millard Cox of Kansas City and Miss Corda Eisenbarger of Bethany were united in marriage Saturday by the Rev. H.G. Blomfield, in his home on Alder Street. Mrs. Blomfield was the only witness to the ceremony.  The bride, a daughter of Mrs. John Eisenbarger of Washington township, spent all of her life in that vicinity with the exception of the past few years, when employed in Bethany.  She is an industrious, capable young woman whose friends are numbered by her acquaintances.

Mr. Cox, a son of Charles Cox was born and raised six miles southeast of Bethany.  He is also well and favorably known in this county.  At the present time he is employed by an ice manufacturing company in Kansas City, where they will reside.  They left for their new home Monday morning.
transcribers note: Corda Eisenbarger and Millard Cox were married July 7, 1934
Source: Unknown newspaper clipping of Corda Cox, now in the possession of M. Beery

Harper-Davis
Frank Harper and Miss Fern Davis of Clay township were married at the Patee Baptist Church, St. Joseph, last Wednesday evening.  Frank is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Harper and taught in the Ridgeway school the last term.   Mrs, Harper is the daughter of S.C. Davis, a prosperous farmer in Clay township.
[Source: Ridgeway Journal, August 26, 1909]

Helm-Ray
Married, April 11, 1876, at the residence of the brides father, in Harrison County, MO. by Rev. Jno. Hardin;; Mr. James M. Helm and Miss Jennie Ray, all of Harrison County, Missouri, Mr. Helm was for many years a resident of our county, and is well known by many of our citizens, who will join with us in wishing him and his bride all the connubial happiness it is possible for mortals to enjoy.
Source: The Holton Recorder, Holton, KS, April 27, 1876.

Hensley-Rudolph
On Saturday, Judge Carvy issued a marriage license to W.C. Hensley of Bethany, Missouri and Mary A. Rudolph of this county.  They proceeded to get married immediately, the Judge doing it up in fine style.  Alarge and appreciative audience was in attendance.
Source: The Daily Commonwealth, Topeka, Kansas, Aug. 20, 1878
 
Lesh-Johanson
Marriage License issued
Marriage licenses have been issued to Horace E. Starr of Decantur Ill., and Clara Peterson of Orchard and to Petres E. Johanson of Evanston and Lorena Belle Lesh of Eagleville, Missouri
[source: the Ogden Standard (Ogden City, Utah,)September 4, 1915, 4p.m. City edition]
 
Nellie McCoy and Clarence Monk
At the home of the brides parents in Marion Township, Harrison County,
Missouri, Wednesday, April 22, 1903, there occurred a happy wedding, the contracting parties being Mr. Clarence Monk, of Burlington Junction, Mo. and Miss Nellie A. McCoy, daughter of G.W. McCoy, Judge C.C. Miller, officiating, only relatives being present.  Miss McCoy is one of the accomplished daughters of Marion Township and Mr. Monk is to be congratulated in winning such a valuable help mate.  May success be theirs through life.
transcribed by: Melody Beery,Source: Bethany Republican Newspaper,April 29, 1903 edition,Vol. XXXI
 
 
Middleton-Brown
Miss Florence Middleton, daughter of Councilman and Mrs. W.A. Middleton, and Mr. James C. Brown, a brakeman in the Burlington employ at this place, were married by Rev. L.E. Lewis, last Thursday evening at nine o'clock, at the parental home, the members of the immediate family and a number of the girl friends of the local telephone office witnessing the happy event.  Mrs. Gustavson and Miss Stephens of Holdrege were out of town guests.  A two course lunch was served.  The young folks left on the following morning for Ridgeway, Missouri, Mr. Browns home, where they will remain until end of this week, expecting to arrive home, coming Sunday.  They have the congratualtions and best wishes of many friends, in which the Tribune shares.
[source: McCook Tribune, McCook, NE Dec. 4, 1911 Monday evening edition]



Miner-Zingerle
Bride Well known Here....is more than half considered a Phoenix Girl

On Thursday, September 15, George Christian Zingerle and Mis Shirley Miner were married in Bethany, Mo. It was an incident in which many Phoenix people will be interested, through the fact that the bride, the bridesmaid and at least one guest outside of the family, Miss Alma Osborn, are well known in Phoenix.  Miss Osborn has lived here most of her life and Misses Miner and Crossan have lived more in Phoenix than anywhere else for the last two or three years, though never finally deserting their Missouri home.  And it is not idle complaiment to say that during the time spent here they were favorites in social circles.  The Bethany Democrat of September 16 publishes a long account of the wedding from which the following is taken:

"The marriage of Miss Shirley Miner to Mr. George Zingerle was solemnized Wednesday at half after eleven oclock at the resident of the bride's parents.  Reverend Henry E. Miner read the marriage ceremony.  Reverend Miner is a cousin of the bride's father and officiated at his marriage and came from Madison Wisconsin, to perform the same service for the youngest daughter.  Miss Charline Crossan, niece of the bride was the bridesmaid, and Mr. Karl K. Kenderline of Trenton, best man.  Miss Lola Wright was at the piano, and as the strains of the Mendelssohn wedding march floated out from the music room, the bride's mother came slowly down the grand stair case, on the arm of Mr. Bert Miner, followed by the two little flower girls, Misses Ruth Noll and Mabel June Stubbs. 

Mr. Zingerle and Mr. Kenderline were met at the door of the drawing room by the ushers, Mr. Lawrence Crossan and Mr. Bert Miner..  Next came the bridesmaide, followed by the bride leaning on the arm of her father.  There were met in front of the mantelpiece, which was banked with roses and ferns, by the clergyman, who performed the beautiful and impressive ring ceremony.

The bride was a vision of exquisite loveliness gowned in white satin princess, made entraine, and trimmed with hand embroidered net bands and Dutchess lace.   She wore a veil and carried a shower boquet of bride's roses..  The bridesmaid was also exquisitely beautiful in pink messaline satin and point lace made inprincess effect with long train.  She carried an arm bouquet of pink roses."

Following the early and sincere congratulations of the large assemblage, a delicious two course luncheon was served on small tables placed about the parlors, dining room and reception hall.  All the handsome rooms were decorated with ferns, smilax and rosses and the same plan was carried out in decorating of the bride's table around which wre seated the bridal couple, their bridesmaid, the best man.  Reverand Miner and Doctor Jackson Walker.

Mis Alma Osborn of Phoenix, Arizona was the fortunate young lady who caught the Bride's bouquet.  Miss Laine Frisby found the ring in her piece of bride's cake.  Miss Amy Virden the penny and to Mis Charline Crossan fell the prophesy of a life of single blessedness, for in her cake she found the thimble.  About two hundred invitations were sent out and the large company that witnessed the wedding ceremony were the heartiest of well wishers for Shirley, the youngest daughter of the household, and her chosen husband.

Mr. Zingerele is a man of sterling worth, splendid and capable, and holds a responsible and lucrative postition as dispatcher for the Trenton division of the Rock Island railroad.  He is stationed at Trenton where he has been for several years, and where he and his bride will reside.  They left on the afternoon train for an extended tour through the east to the coast and they will visit friends in Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Washington, New Haven, Boston and other New England points, and will spend some time in New York City.
Source: Arizona Republican, Phoenix AZ, September 23, 1909, section two
 
Nossaman-Lovell
Dr. I.J. Stoddard united in marriage Mr. H. Lovell of this city, and Mrs. Sarah Nossaman Lambert of Harrison County, Missouri, last Sunday afternoon, at the Union House.  Mrs. Lambert is a sister of the late W.W. Nossaman
(source: Pella Herald, June 8, 1894)

Rinehart-Hoylman
Walter Rinehart and Miss Pearl Hoylman were married Saturday night at the home of the brides parents in Ridgeway-
[Source: Ridgeway Journal, August 24, 1899]

Stewart-Ballew
At the home of the bride's parents in Cleveland township, March 7, MIss Nora E. Stewart and Mr. Lewis Ballew.  John Mumma performed the ceremony after which the guests enjoyed a dainty supper.  The bride came here from Missouri a year ago.  She is a young lady of pleasing appearance and by her gentle manners she has won many friends.  The groom, also from that state, is an industrious young man has honest principals making him respected by all who know him.  Mr. and Mrs. Ballew left for their home at Eagleville, Missouri, Monday with best wishes of many friends.
Source: Lane County Journal, Dighton, KS, Mar. 15, 1907

W.A. Sprague and Martha Philpot
W.A. Sprague and Miss Martha Philpot were recently married at Leon, Iowa, the bride a 16 year old girl, having come alone all the way from Canada "Just a purpose".
Source: Bethany Republican, Aug. 18, 1881




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