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Mr. Everett Boley and Miss Mabel Johnson were united in marriage at 8:30 Saturday evening, July 14, 1917, at the Park Baptist Church, Rev. Oliver Reed officiating.  They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Grant. 


The bridegroom is an employee of the Brown Shoe Company and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Johnson.  The newlyweds immediately went to housekeeping at 216 South Monroe Street and have the best wishes of their friends for a happy and useful life.




From the local department of the Quincy Herald, we gather a few gems thusly:


In Brookfield the past week, on June 10, 1879, Miss Janet Scott became Mrs. Walter E. Brott.  As the parties have many friends in Quincy, we will let the machine tell about the interesting event.


                                                Mr. Brott and Miss Scott

                                                In weather hot to the altar got

                                                To have the knot tied so taut

                                                That it could not move one jot

                                                But stick to a dot.

                                                And thus Miss Scott became Mrs. Brott

                                                And now we wot.


After the honeymoon trip is over, the couple will return to Brookfield and settle down in a handsome cottage.




Married on Thursday, March 29, 1881, at the parsonage by Rev. J. C. Plumb, Mr. Gordon G. Carey and Miss Rebecca L. Wise, all of Linn County.




At the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Thomas Rooker, September 9, 1879 by the Rev. Mr. Carlysle, Mr. L. Chevrount of Shelby county and Miss Susie Rooker of this county.




On August 2, 1894 at the home of the bride’s parents in Hurdland, Missouri, occurred the marriage of Professor R. J. Cunningham, formerly of Linn county, to Miss Myrtle Earheart, a highly accomplished young lady of Hurdland.  Professor Cunningham is well and favorably known throughout Linn county, having taught school hereabouts for several years.  He is now principal of the East Park School in Moberly.  May prosperity and happiness attend their future, is the wish of their many friends.




Married by Rev. J. P. Finley, D.D., October 8, 1882, at the home of the bride, Mr. W. R. Curtis and Miss Minnie Cary.





Mr. George Dewey Gress and Miss Myrtle Geneva Fisher were united in holy matrimony August 28, 1924 in Brookfield, Missouri.




Announcement is made of the coming marriage at Abingdon, Virginia of Malcolm Gress of Wakita, Oklahoma and Miss Lois McClelland, both of whom spent their childhood days in Brookfield.  The charming little bride-to-be is a daughter of Mrs. Naomi McClelland of this city, and a granddaughter of the late Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Curtis.  The bridegroom-to-be is a son of the late railway conductor, Frank E. Gress, Sr., and brother of Brookfield’s popular photographer, Frank E. Gress.  The GAZETTE, in common with many other friends of the young couple, extend congratulations in advance.


TO VIRGINIA FOR BRIDE.  Mr. Malcolm Gress, of Wakita, Oklahoma, who spent a portion of last week here with kindred, has gone on to Abingdon, Virginia to claim the hand of Miss Lois McClelland.  The wedding will take place Wednesday, June 16, 1920, at the home of the bride’s father.


The young couple grew up in Brookfield.  The bride-elect is the elder daughter of Mrs. Naomi McClelland of this city.  She is a sweet young woman of pleasing manner and with the highly esteemed young man, has a large circle of warm friends in this, their home town.


They will stop here for a visit enroute to their southern home, and The Daily Argus will join others in congratulations.




Miss Daisy Randall of this city was married to Benjamin C. Harter of Chattanooga, Oklahoma, but formerly of Linneus, by Rev. Grant Robbins at the Methodist parsonage Wednesday evening, May 27, 1903, at 8 o’clock.  The young couple are favorably known young people and have the congratulations of many friends.  They left Wednesday night for their home in Chattanooga where Mr. Harter is the station agent.




Forest Jacobs and Miss Ruth Powell hied away to Linneus on July 4, 1917 where they secured the license and were quietly married.




On Wednesday evening, July 18, 1917, at 7 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Craig on South High Street in Linneus, the heart and hand of their daughter, Miss Emogene Craig, was given in marriage to Mr. H. S. Johnson, also of Linneus.




Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Keeper, newlyweds, arrived yesterday from their honeymoon trip and are at home at 401 North Livingston Street.  The bridegroom is a traveling auditor for the Burlington, having succeeded G. A. K. Richards last February.  He was united in marriage with Miss Alma Witt of Chicago on June 20, 1917, and Brookfielders extend a hearty welcome to the bride and best wishes to this happy couple for a prosperous and contented wedded life.




In this city on Wednesday, August 27, 1879, by the Rev. M.M. Hawkins of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Mr. John H. Pennell of Linn county and Miss Mary C. Dexter of Chariton county.



The ranks of bachelordom lost out again last week (July 1917), when Joseph W. Reynolds, formerly employed at the Santa Fe station in Marceline, was united in marriage to Miss Sciota Neighbors of McGinnis.




W. T. Ridgeway, well-known farmer living in the McClure district north-east of town, arrived from Kansas City the latter part of last week with a bride.  He and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Grace Hyatt, who was formerly a resident of Brookfield, were united in marriage July 5, 1917 at St. Mark’s Rectory in Kansas City, Rev. L. A. C. Pitcaithly officiating.  Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Elliott, cousins of the bridegroom, and Miss Gertrude Hyatt, a daughter of the bride, were witnesses of the ceremony.  The bride and groom made a week’s honeymoon visit with their Kansas City relatives before coming here to live on the farm.  Mr. and Mrs. Ridgeway both have a wide acquaintance here and enjoy the best wishes of many friends for peace and prosperity in their new relationship.




Mr. S. E. Shumate of Browning and Miss Bernice Gooch of Elmer were married in Elmer on Sunday, July 15, 1917.




Married at the residence of the bride’s parents in this city by the Rev. J. C. Finley, Mr. James N. Stevens and Miss Hattie Kelley on December 22, 1881.


This wedding is not a surprise to the many friends of the bride and groom, as Jim and Hattie have, for the past few months, acted just as though they were in possession of a secret known only to themselves, and which at sometimes they were going to tell their friends and acquaintances.  That is just the way all the boys and girls do who are engaged.  Well, the affair was a quiet one, the only witnesses (besides the members of the family), being Dr. Pettijohn and lady.


The bride is the daughter of Dr. J. C. Kelley of this city, one of the oldest and most respected of our citizens.  The bridegroom who has secured this prize is Dr. James N. Stevens, for a long time a student under Dr. Kelley.  Mr. Stevens is a steady, energetic young man and is sure to make his mark in the world in his chosen profession; gentlemanly and accommodating to all.  The ceremony was performed about 11 o’clock this morning, after which the happy couple took the noon train for an eastern bridal tour.


May these two hearts, joined together for life, fight successfully the great battles before them, and may peace, prosperity and happiness ever attend them in their journey through life.  The Chronicle congratulates the new couple and tenders the thanks of this office for some excellent wedding cake.




Married on Thursday evening, March 3, 1881at the residence of Mr. Jos. Barbelling, by Rev. J. C. Plumb, Mr. Clinton Turner to Miss Emma Hammil, all of Brookfield.


Thus have “two hearts that long have beat as one” been united in the silken bonds, which it is the will of heaven shall last while life lasts.  We heartily congratulate our young friends on their auspicious union, and commend their course in having “all things ready” and going to keeping house on the very evening of their wedding.  The friends of both the parties made them many presents and aided them in fitting up their home, and it is the heartfelt wish of all their many friends that they may live long and happily, and know all the true joys and few of the sorrows of this life.