Marriages in Luna County New Mexico
A Quiet Home Wedding
Married, at eleven o'clock a.m. Monday, November 14, at
the home of the bride's parents, in the presence of a
few special friends, Mr. William Holtcamp and Miss Minta
Rice. Amid a shower of rice, old shoes and good wishes,
the happy couple left at noon for their new home in
The following is capped from the Clifton Copper Era: "W.H.
Holtcamp made a flying trip to Deming last week to see
his relatives; while there he was united in marriage to
Miss Minta Rice, one of Deming's most popular young
ladies. They arrived in Clifton this week and will make
their home here in the future. The bride and groom
succeeded in making their escape from the depot without
being discovered, but a trunk decorated with white
ribbon and old shoes was unloaded from the baggage car
and the secret was out. A large party, headed by former
residents of Deming, waited on the couple at the Clifton
hotel and extended congratulations. The Era wishes them
a long and happy life."
1904 Deming Headlight, Deming New Mexico
Another Surprise Party
Yesterday afternoon our well known young business
friend, George Leffler, and his charming sweetheart,
Miss Laura Hon, got into a buggy and drove out to Rev.
Mr. W.E. Foulks' farm, where they called Brother Foulks
in from the fields and handed him the necessary document
to authorize the performance of a wedding.
The ceremony took place at 6 p.m. in the cherry
orchard. Mr. and Mrs. Foulks had kept their intentions
an absolute secret, so the news of the event will come
as a delightful surprise to their large circle of
The HEADLIGHT is proud of the distinction of being
first to felicitate the happy couple. May they ever look
upon yesterday as the real beginning of the truly happy
life. May their joys be many and their sorrows few.
The bride and groom at once left for a honeymoon trip
to Cloudcroft, El Paso and Albuquerque.
June 21, 1912 Deming Headlight, Deming
A pretty church wedding was that which took place
directly after the services at the Christ's church
Sunday afternoon, October 27, when J.A. Harding united
in holy wedlock E.N. Glenn and Miss E.L. Ruebush. The
church had been beautifully decorated by friends of the
bride and groom, and a very large audience was there to
witness the ceremony.
The contracting parties are well known and most highly
esteemed by all their acquaintances.
Mr. Glenn is the resident minister of Christ's church,
and was at one time connected in a business way with the
Headlight. He is a young man of clean character, quiet
and unassuming, yet one who makes and retains friends
among his fellowmen.
He is the possessor of a fine homestead just north of
town, and has prepared a pleasant and comfortable abode
for his helpmate through the journey of life.
Miss Ruebush had been on speaking terms with almost
every man, woman and child in Deming, even though she
may not have known them personally, for was she not the
efficient telephone operator at the Deming exchange for
many months? She was always courteous in her work to all
The wedding supper was given at the home of the bride's
uncle, S.W. Ruebush, at which the very close friends of
bride and groom were sumptuously dined at which the
bride and groom presided with grace and dignity.
On Friday night of last week a surprise was given
them at the home of J.W. McCurry. The couple were
suddenly ushered into a room deeply darkened, when the
lights were turned, and there the young couple were
completely surrounded by all manner of useful and costly
presents-from a rocker to a sad iron-after which the
invited friends were served with an elaborate luncheon
by the host and hostess.
The Headlight joins with the host of friends of
this young couple for a long, bright and happy future.
November 1, 1912 Deming Headlight,
Deming New Mexico
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