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 - JD - Sub by FoFG]
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]
GORMLEY - STIVERS
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.]]
GRACE - BROERSMA
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]
LALONDE - HILBERG
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]
LOPE - JONES
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]
LOVE - BAKER
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]
McCREDIE - RITCH
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]
PETRIE - KOPP
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]
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]