Clay County South Dakota

South Dakota



Aberdeen American (31 Aug. 1917) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Frie - McVicker
Vermillion - Miss Hazel McVicker of Vermillion was married to Walter D. Frie of Wagner, Rev. Cromer performing the ceremony. They left for the Black Hills, going by way of Omaha. They will spend some time in the hills also at Sand Creek, Wyo. On their return they will make their home at Wagner, where Mr. Frie is vice president of the Commercial State bank.

Aberdeen American (26 Oct. 1916) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Watson - Moreau
VERMILLION - Miss Alfretta Moreau and George Watson, well known young people of this city, were married at Elk Point by Rev. G. W. Gage. They will make their home in this city.

5/4/1871 Dakota Republican transcribed by Erica Beatty

Lee - Martvet Married- In the US Court Rooms, in this town, on the 29th day of April last, by Judge Kidder, of the Supreme Court, Mr. Jacob Lee and Miss Katherine J. Martvet, both of Clay county, in this Territory. Two more souls made happy.

9/5/1872 Dakota Republican transcribed by Erica Beatty
On Sunday September 1st at the residence of Mr. A. C. Knowles, by Rev. J.C. Daman, Mr. Calvin G. Shaw and Miss Addie Laughton, both of Clay County, D.T.

12/22/1870 Dakota Republican transcribed by Erica Beatty

Married Lansing - Lacy
On the 16th inst. in the Parlors of the Bride-groom in this town, by Judge Kidder of the Supreme Court, Mr. Judson P. Lansing and Mrs. Hattie M. Lacy both of Vermillion

10/12/1871 Dakota Republican
transcribed by Erica Beatty

Married Kline - Struble
By S. B. Savage Esq., on the 16th of October, at the residence of the bride's father in Union County, D.T., Mr. Isaac Kline of Greenfield, Clay Co., and Miss Matilda Struble.

Jordan - Smith
A marriage license Wednesday was issued to Elmer S. Jordan, of Vermillion, South Dakota, and Miss Mattje Louise Smith, of Troy, Alabama.
Mr. Jordan is 28 years old and a music teacher, while Miss Smith gave her age as 20. Both are Methodists.
Montgomery Advertiser - October 12, 1916
Transcribed and Contributed by: Frances Cooley

Sheppard - Crawford
Vermillion Republican: A campus romance at the University of South Dakota reached its climax last week with the appointment of the approaching wedding on July 7 of Miss Pauline Sheppard, daughter of Mrs. Mary Sheppard of Vermillion and Captain Irving Crawford, a son of former United States Senator Crawford, of South Dakota and commanding officer of the recently organized cavalry troop at Huron, which probably will go to France with the American Army in a few months. The wedding will be at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Jason E. Payne. The Rev. Graemo Davis, pastor of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, will administer the vows. Miss Rinnie Vaugh will play the wedding march and Miss May Sheppard, the bride's sister, will sing.
Miss Sheppard has been a student at the university several years and is a popular member of the Kappa Phi Alpha Sorority. Her father, the late J. W. Sheppard was a pioneer news paper man in South Dakota. Irving Crawford received his diploma from the University of South Dakota this spring. He is a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and is known to all former students of recent years.
Aberdeen Daily News - July 3, 1917
Transcribed and Contributed by: Frances Cooley

The Daily Republic, Mitchell, South Dakota January 1952
Contributed by Jeanne Jessie


Vermillion - Miss Lorraine Schlueter, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Schlueter of Vermillion, became the bride of Doyle Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Palmer of Pukwana, the evening of Jan. 25, at 7 o'clock in the Methodist church in Vermillion.
The Rev. John V. Leach and the Rev. robert MucCullagh officiated at teh double ring ceremony.
Miss Nancy Stakke of Woonsocket, was the organist and accompanied Miss Joyce Friedland, as she sang "Because," and "Bless This House."
The bridal party passed under a white carnation and white pompon decked archway down the center church aisle to the flower decorated chancel and white candlelighted altar.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, was lovely in a whie satin and Chantilly lace bridal gown, styled with drop shoulders, long fitten sleeves and bodice of the lace. The high marquisette nylon yolk was edged with pearls and sequins. The softly draped satin skirt fell into a cathedral train. Her silk net veil was edged with Chantilly lace and fell knee-length from a pearl tiara. She carried a purple orchid on a white Bible.
Miss Carol Seacat of Alexandria, was maid of honor and wore a gown of forest green taffeta. The bridesmaid, Miss Orpha Fahrenwald of Crandall, wore moss green taffeta. They carried indentical [sic] colonial bouquets of green carnations and wore headbands of white pompons.
Miss Cheryl Schlueter of Canistota, was the flower girl. She wore a long nile green frock and carried white pompon mums in a basket tied with green and white satin ribbons. Gary Leach, carried the rings on a white satin pillow.
Warren Price of Stroll, and Bud Iverson were the bridegroom's attendants. Ushers were Dale Dahl of Watertown, Dale Fullerton of Cody, Neb. Herbert Larson of Pukwana, and Clinton Small.
Following the ceremony a reception for 100 guests was held in the church parlors. The bride's table was centered with a four tier colonial wedding cake. Green maiden's hair fern encircled the cake and the crystal epergne which held white snap dragons and white candles. Mrs. Don Mitchell had arranged the table decorations.
Mrs. I. D. Weeks presided at the family heirloom silver service. Mrs. Agnes Friedland cut the cake. Receiving the guests at teh door were Mrs. John V. Leach and Mrs. Robert McCullagh. Dining room hostesses were Mrs. Clifford Manley, Mrs. I. D. Oakland, Mrs. David Dowles and Miss Margaret Logsdon. At the gift table were Miss Janis Fergen of Parston and Mrs. Shirley McDonald. Misses Joyce and Janice Friedland were in charge of the guest book.
The bride was graduated from the Vermillion high school and is a sophomore at the University of South Dakota. She is a member of Chi Omega sosority and Kappa Phi. The bridegroom, a graduate of Pukwana high school, is a senior at the university. He is a member of Sigma Theta Epsilon.
For travel the bride wore a dusty rose suit with black accessories and (t)he orchid from her bridal bouque(t). Mr. and Mrs. Smith will make their home at 24 South Pine street in Vermillion.



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