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Refused At Vancouver, Also
Vancouver, Wash., Jan. 13 – County Auditor William Marshall yesterday refused to issue marriage licenses to two Chinamen who appeared at the marriage license counter with white women.
“I know there is no law against the unions,” said Auditor Marshall, “yet I will not issue them unless forced to.”
The couples were accompanied by “Billy” Vale, who said he lived at 287 1-2 Everett street, Portland. Vale is said to conduct a marriage bureau for Orientals desiring white wives.

[The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR), Friday, January 13, 1911]


In Parkersville, Oct. 16, by J. P. Pefly, Esq., Mr. Louis Alexander, of Linn, to Miss Elizabeth Mitchell.

[The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OT) – Saturday, November 6, 1858]


Married in Vancouver – Two Eugene young people, Miss Nellie Hart and Floyd S. Allen, were wedded in Vancouver, Wash., New Years day.  It has been learned here.

[The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Monday, January 5, 1925]


Marriage License Issued – A marriage license has been issued at Vancouver, Wash., for Leslie Burchett of Dayton, Wash., and Vida M. Scates of Eugene.

[The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Friday, January 6, 1928]


Miss Feyma, Frank Collier Set Date

Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Feyma of Battle Ground, Wash., have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Marzell Elaine of Oxnard in Frank Joseph Collier, son of the A. P. Colliers of North Hollywood.

Miss Feyma, a 1963 graduate of Hudson's Bay High School, Vancouver. Wash., is employed by Dynalectron, Point Mugu.

Collier received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from UCI.A and served in the Army for two years. He is with Litton Industries, Culver City. A Jan. 25 wedding is planned at Toluca Lake Community Church, North Hollywood.

[Source: The Press Courier (Oxnard, Calif.) Monday, 14 Nov. 1966; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]



In Clark county, W.T., 17th February, 1859, by Rt. Rev. Thos. F. Scott, Mr. Owen Connolly and Miss Sarah, daughter of Hon. Columbia Lancaster.

[The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OR) – Saturday, February 26, 1859]


Licensed To Wed – Howard P. Dixon and Pauline T. Fenton, both of Eugene, have been granted a marriage license at Vancouver, Wash.

[The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, January 31, 1925]


Licensed To Wed – Elmer E. Fisher and Margaret Peterson, both of Eugene, have been granted a marriage license at Vancouver, Wash., it is announced.

[The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Friday, January 30, 1925]


Mutes Marry

Spokane, Wash., July 3 - What might aptly be called a "quiet wedding" took place at Pullman, was., south of Spokane, when Miss Bertha M. Stivers of that city and Harrison Gormley of Waterville, Wash, graduates of the school for deaf and dumb at Vancouver, Wash., were married at the home of the bride's parents.  Rev. M.H. Marvin, pastor of the First Methodist church, read the service, which was interpreted in the sign language by miss Eva Stivers.  20 relatives and acquaintances were present.  After the wedding dinner the bride presented a novelty with the "singing" of "Nearer, My God to Thee" and "Comin' Thro' the Rye" in the sign language.  Mr. Gormley and his bride met at a gathering of deaf mutes in Spokane two years ago, and they kept up a lively correspondence until a few days ago, when their little romance resulted in the good old story book way.  They will make their home at Waterville, in the Big Bend wheat belt, on their return from a trip to the coast.  

[The Yakima Herald., July 07, 1909, (North Yakima, W.T. [Wash.]]


Renee J. Broersma, daughter of Johanna Walton of Washougal, Washington, and Julian Broersma of Vancouver, Washington, became the bride of John M. Grace, son of Jack and Mary Grace on March 9, 1985 at 1 p.m.  The ceremony was read by the Rev. Errol Templer.

Decorations were pink, dusty rose flowers and orchids with rose candelabras.

The bride, given in marriage by Julian Broersma, her father, wore a full length gown trimmed with sequins and pearls.

Matron of honor was Charlene Crum, sister of the bride.  Bridesmaids were Debbie Elms and Debbie Harris.

Flower girl was Emily Rader.  Ring bearer was Kevin Moore.  Candle lighters were Michelle Broersma and Tad Crum.

Best man was Greg Memovich, Seattle, a friend of the groom.  Ushers were Mike Savage, Craig Lockwood, Larry Broersma, Rich Rader, and Dick Grace.

Wedding music was the theme from Ice Castles and “Nobody Love Me Like You Do.”

A wedding reception followed at the Washougal Community Center.

The bride wore a white jumpsuit with red accessories as the couple left for a wedding cruise of the Caribbean with a visit to Disney World in Florida.

The couple will reside in Boardman.

The bride was a loan officer at Lacamas Community Credit Union in Camas, Washington.  The bridegroom is the manager of Inland Empire Bank in Boardman. 

[The Enterprise (Boardman, OR) – Thursday, April 4, 1985; JD, Sub by FoFG]


A Surprise – Mr. C. H. Hale and Miss Franc Odell, of Eugene, were married at Vancouver, Wash., on the 20th of last May.  The marriage was not announced to the public.  Mr. Hale returned to Eugene, and Mrs. Hale went to Germany to take a course of studies.  She returned to Portland Friday of last week and was met by her husband, and the next day they arrived at their home in Eugene.  To say that their friends were surprised is putting it mild.

[Saturday, December 27, 1890 - The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)]


Marriage License Issued – A marriage license has been issued at Vancouver, Wash., for Hurley D. Harold and Edith F. Spencer Campbell, both of Eugene.

[The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, January 7, 1928]


Marriage License Issued – A marriage license has been issued at Vancouver, Wash., for James M. Houston of Eugene and Mrs. Gertie A. McBee of Albany.

[The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Thursday, January 19, 1928]


Leaves Bride; Off to Camp

Vancouver, Wash., Sept 8 - Married at 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Joseph R. Lalonde, farmer, living near this city, left his bride at 4 o'clock this morning, came to Vancouver and reported to the office of the sheriff as a conscript.  He will go to American lake for training.  Lalonde's bride was Miss Agnes Hilberg.  

[The Tacoma times.(Tacoma, Wash.), September 08, 1917]



On the 31st July, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Wm. Brattain, J.P., Wm. Legg to Miss Rachel John, all of Clarke county, W.T.

[The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OR) – Saturday, August 20, 1859]


Charles Lope, superintendent of the St. Helens water system, was married in Vancouver, Wash., Saturday, the 16th, to Miss Thelma Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jones, of Sauvies Island.  The happy couple returned to St. Helens Tuesday. 

[St. Helens Mist.(St. Helens, OR), March 22, 1918]


George B. Love, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Love, of this city, and Miss Baker, of Los Angeles, Cal., were married at Vancouver, Wash., Thursday, April 23, 1908.  They arrived in Elma last Friday evening to make their future home.

[Aberdeen Herald. (Aberdeen, Chehalis County, W.T.), May 04, 1908]



On Sunday, the 13th March, 1859, by J. D. Biles, J.P., Mr. P. Shindle Malick, Esq., to Miss Sarah M. Armstrong, all of Vancouver, W.T.

[The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OR) – Saturday, April 2, 1859]


Marriage License Issued – A marriage license has been issued at Vancouver, Wash., for Walter A. Matthaeus of Eugene and Kathryn B. Hannagin of Portland.

[The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Monday, January 9, 1928]


Portland, Ore., Feb 10 - Walter McCredie, manager of the Portland champion Beavers, is a married man today.  Without so much as informing his closest friends regarding his proposed step, he took out a marriage license at Vancouver, Wash., and was married last night to Mrs. Ritch, a widow, formerly of Pendleton, Ore.  A score of fans awaited him at the office here.  He failed to show up. 

[The Tacoma Times., February 10, 1912, (Tacoma, Wash.)]


Married On Last Monday afternoon, Mr. W. O. Mohler, a popular conductor on the O.R. & N. Co.’s road and secretary of the Conductors’ Association which meets in this city, was married to Mrs. Clara M. Baer, an accomplished young lady who has many warm friends in East Portland. The ceremony took place at St. Luke’s Episcopal church, Vancouver, Rev. A. S. Nicholson officiating. The happy couple left to-day for a bridal tour of the sound and British Columbia, and will be absent several weeks. The presents were numerous and costly and congratulations many – East Portland Vindicator

[The Oregon Scout (Union, OR) - Saturday, August 15, 1885 - JD - Sub by FoFG].



At Vancouver, W.T., by Jos. Wright, J.P., Mr. John M. Nelson to Miss Alvira A. Stewart.

[The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OR) – Saturday, August 13, 1859]



At Vancouver, on Thursday the 13th inst., by Rev. Mr. Brouillete, Mr. John F. Noble and Miss Catharine McIntosh.

[The Oregon Statesman (Oregon City, OR) - Tuesday, November 18, 1851]


Girl Married to Arrested Man While Armed Deputies Look On

Vancouver, Wash., Dec 8 -- In the presence of the sheriff and three deputies who were guarding him, Bert Petrie, 25, and Miss Alice Kopp were married in the chambers of Judge McMasters late yesterday afternoon.  Today Petrie, who is charged with having attacked a girl in Lake county region, started for Lake county in custody of officers to stand trial.  His bride will remain in Vancouver.

The couple were to have been married Saturday, but when Petrie was arrested on a bench warrant several days ago, the young woman insisted on immediate marriage, declaring that she believed Petrie innocent of the charge and desired to prove her faith in him.

She procured a marriage license and after repeated refusals finally pursuaded the authorities to allow the ceremony on the eve of Petrie's departure. 

[The Tacoma Times. (Tacoma, Wash.), December 08, 1910]


Brooks – Miss Margaret May Dixon of Salem and Richard Potts of Brooks, were married Saturday, February 17, at Vancouver, Wash.  The young couple will make their home north of Brooks.

[Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Monday, February 26, 1940]


Junction Man Marries –
Richard B. Preston of Junction city took out a marriage license in Vancouver, Wash., Monday to marry Irma M. Tilton of Portland, word received here Tuesday morning said.

[Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Tuesday, April 29, 1930]


Vancouver Marriage Licenses
SHEA-NORTHEY – Hobert W. Shea, 31, New Ritz hotel, and La Velle V. Northey, 21, 619 N.W. Alpine terrace, both of Portland.

[Wednesday, October 18, 1944 – The Oregonian (Portland, OR)]


Marriage License Issued – A marriage license has been issued at Vancouver, Wash., for Kenneth L. Thompson, of Blachly, and Hathalie Gumm of Eugene.

[The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Thursday, January 5, 1928]

Mr. Earl Vaughn, traffic officer for Springfield and Miss Fern Thatcher, of Cedar Flat, were married at Vancouver, Washington, on Friday, November 17.

[The Springfield News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, November 23, 1922 - JD - Sub by FoFG]


Vancouver Marriage Licenses
Weeks-Northey – Albert Weeks, 31, 3436 S.E. Washington street, Portland, and La Velle V. Northey, 19, 3934 S.E. 33d place, Portland.

[Tuesday, September 1, 1942 – The Oregonian (Portland, OR)]



On the 27th ult., by Wm. Armpriest, J.P., Mr. Henry Weidhard, of Vancouver, W.T., and Miss Louise Waggonblast, of Clackamas co.

[The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OR) – Saturday, February 19, 1859]



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