Marriage Announcements /Articles
from St. Clair County Newspapers
April - June 1921



Miss Pearl Bray and Mr. Felty were united in marriage and came to the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Cal Bray, last week for a short visit. They returned to their home Sunday. The young folks of this community gave them a charivari Friday night. All had an enjoyable time.
(Lowry City Independent, 7 April 1921)

Fairmount.
Mr. John Schenker and Miss Clara Fischer were married Wednesday, March 30, 1921, at 3 o’clock, in the Lutheran church at Prairie City, by Rev. Haller of Appleton City. Their many friends wish them years of happiness and prosperity.
(Appleton City Journal, 7 April 1921)

Johnson City.
Claude Bock and Bonnie Williamson were married Saturday, April 2nd, and the young folks gave them a charivari that night.
(Appleton City Journal, 7 April 1921)

KINDIG---DITTY
Miss Ruth Anna Kindig and Mr. John Graydon Ditty, were united in marriage Monday evening, April 4th, at 5:20 o’clock, at the M. E. parsonage in Butler, Rev. Mitchell officiating. They were accompanied to Butler by the bride’s brother, Harlan Kindig,
and wife.
The newly wedded couple are both well known young people of this city and vicinity, having been reared in this immediate locality. Both are most excellent and highly respected young people and deservedly popular with a host of warm friends. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. George Allen, while the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ditty of this city. They will make their home in this city for the present, pending the completion of a new modern home on the Ditty farm southeast of town. Their many friends join in extending hearty congratulations.
(Appleton City Journal, 7 April 1921)

WILLIAMSON---BOCK
Miss Bonnie Williamson, of near Ohio P. O., and Claude E. Bock, of near Appleton City, were united in marriage at the home of the presiding minister, Elder W. W. Blalock, in this city, Saturday afternoon, April 2nd. Ray Williamson and Miss Ada Rice witnessed the ceremony. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Williamson and the groom comes from a well known family and both start out in life together with favorable circumstances. They have the best wishes of their many friends for a long and happy wedded life.
(Appleton City Journal, 14 April 1921)

   Mrs. Phebe Piepmeier went to Rockville Tuesday to attend a celebration and dinner in honor of the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Enos Terry, well known and highly respected residents of that place.
(Appleton City Journal, 14 April 1921)

Rockville Department.
Mr. and Mrs. Enos Terry celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Tuesday, April 12th. Will give further particulars next week.
(Appleton City Journal, 14 April 1921)

Fairmount.
Grandma Rapp of Appleton City came down Friday to attend the wedding of her granddaughter, Lydia Rapp.
Martin Bracher and two daughters Mrs. Henry Bussman and Miss Ester Bracher and granddaughter Norma Brussman, of Dearing, Kans., arrived Saturday to attend the wedding of his niece, Miss Lydia Rapp, and visited relatives.
Mrs. John Schell and daughter, Mrs. Willie Gardner and grandson James Gardner, and granddaughter Katharina Gardner of Spruce, Mo., attended the wedding of her niece, Miss Lydia Rapp.
(Appleton City Journal, 14 April 1921)

ZINK---BINEGAR
Mr. Marion Binegar and Mrs. Mabel Zink, both of this city, were united in marriage at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Apr. 9th, at the Vannice Hotel in Osceola. Rev. B. F. Lawler was the officiating minister. Both the bride and groom are well known throughout this section and have the best wishes of all. They expect to occupy the Zink property on East Fourth street.
(Appleton City Journal, 14 April 1921)

THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hines, residents of El Dorado Springs, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary at their home, 110 North High Street, Saturday, April 2. They were married Apr. 2, 1871, near California, Mo., and in the early eighties moved to Bates county and have resided continuously in this part of the state since that time.
 Seven children were born to them, six of whom are still living. The other, Wm. F. Hines, died in Cleveland, O., four years ago at the age of forty.
  Those present at the celebration were: A. W. Hines and family of El Dorado Springs, J. L. Hines and family of Appleton City, Mrs. Grace Swarthout and son Burl of Kansas City, and C. N. Hines and family of near Tiffin. Nine of their sixteen grandchildren were present. They have one great grandchild. The celebration was carried out in the form of a surprise, the children coming in and bringing a feast of good things to eat and after extending congratulations to their parents for the many blessings they have enjoyed together in the last half century, presented them with a gift of fifty dollars in gold.
(Appleton City Journal, 14 April 1921)

Fairmount.
Mr. Wilhem Vogt and Miss Lydia Rapp, two well known young people of Prairie City, were married Sunday, April 10th, at 3 o’clock in the Lutheran church at Prairie City by Rev. Heinke. The couple were followed by a large number of relatives and friends to the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Rapp. They will be at home to their many friends at Prairie City. They have a host of friends who wish them many years of happiness and prosperity.
(Appleton City Journal, 14 April 1921)

From the County Papers
    Appleton City Journal:  Miss Bonnie Williamson of near Ohio, and Claude E. Bock of near Appleton City, were united in marriage at the home of the presiding minister Elder W. W. Blalock, this city, Saturday afternoon, April 2. Ray Williamson  and Miss Ada Rice witnessed the ceremony. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Williamson, and the groom comes from a well known family and both start out in life together with favorable circumstances. They have the best wishes of their many friends for a long and happy wedded life.
(Lowry City Independent, 21 April 1921)

Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary
  
Quite a surprise was bestowed upon Mr. and Mrs. Enos Terry of Rockville on Tuesday, April 12, 1921, when a large number of their relatives and friends gathered to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were presented with a beautiful gold handled umbrella and other nice presents. Mrs. Phebe Piepmeier of Appleton City was present. It was at her home that the old couple first became acquainted. She also presented the bride’s cake. Mr. and Mrs. Enos Terry were married April 12, 1871, at Appleton City, Mo., by Rev. Warren. Mrs. Sophia Parker, sister of Mrs. Terry, who was present at their wedding was also among the guests.
The table was beautifully decorated and an excellent dinner served. The day was especially enjoyed by Mr. and Mrs. Terry on account of the presence of all their children. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Terry and children of Rich Hill; Mrs. Geo. Beshore and children of Rockville; Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Terry and daughter Violet of Grain Valley, Mo; Mr. and Mrs. John Gench of Rich Hill; Mrs. Sophia Parker and Mrs. Hixon of Nevada; Mrs. Adam Seelinger of Rich Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jones of Rich Hill; Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Gench of Butler; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Seelinger of Rockville; Mrs. Mary Lane of Rich Hill; Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Snively, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Hill of Rockville, Mrs. Phebe Piepmeier, of Appleton City, and Rev. J. A. Coffman of Windsor.
The day was enjoyed by all and the guests departed with many congratulations to the old couple.
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The following was written by Mrs. Phebe Piepmeier in honor of the event.
Why do we celebrate the anniversary days? Because we wish to remember these events and can enjoy them better by meeting together in a social way and by asking our friends to eat with us. So when I received the invitation to join in this anniversary celebration I hastened to accept it and here I am.
   About 55 years ago I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of the hostess at Papinsville, Mo., where we spent many happy girlhood days, fishing, picnicking, romping and playing. After I married Harmon Peipmeier and settled in my new home, Miss Whitaker came to visit me. Mr. Terry, our closest neighbor called on us and I introduced him to Miss Whitaker. Well, visits became closer and closer, so finally a new home was built on the prairie near me. We visited often then. Now we have come to this event which not many couples are permitted to enjoy. It seems but a few days to think it over, but time rolls by. It doesn’t seem 50 years ago, and us here together once more.
 Dear old friends, may God bless you in your last years, and when your work is done on earth, He will say, ‘tis enough, come up higher and enjoy the home that is prepared for you. This is the (illegible) of the writer.
(Appleton City Journal, 21 April 1921)

Round Prairie.
Mr. Ralph Culver and Miss Bertha Freyer were married in Butler Saturday. Their friends paid them a visit Monday night but on account of the death of Mrs. Willis the charivari was not a noisy one.
(Appleton City Journal, 21 April 1921)

Reynard.
Ralph Culver and Bertha Freyer were married Saturday at Butler.
(Appleton City Journal, 21 April 1921)

CULVER---FREYER
Ralph L. Culver of Pleasant Gap and Bertha M. Freyer of Rockville were united in marriage at the home of Rev. L. W. Keele in Butler, Saturday, April 16, 1921. Both are popular and successful teachers of this county and have many friends who join in hearty congratulations and best wishes. They will make their home on a farm in Hudson township. ---Republican Press.
(Appleton City Journal, 28 April 1921)

   Roy Blendon of Johnson City and Miss Georgia Smith of Appleton City were married at the bride’s home in Appleton City last Thursday. They both attended school this year at Columbia, Mo. They are now at Mr. Blendon’s, but on account of the rain Saturday night only a few boys got out to the charivari. We wish them a long, happy, successful life.
(Appleton City Journal, 5 May 1921)

BLENDON---SMITH
The home of Dr. and Mrs. R. J. Smith in northwest Appleton City was the scene of a wedding on Thursday, April 28, 1921, that was especially beautiful for its simplicity, the contracting parties being their daughter, Miss Georgia, and Mr. Roy Blendon. The wedding parlor was appropriately decorated with ferns and sweet peas artistically arranged, with splendid effect. As the hour hand reached four, Miss Laura Henselmann sang beautifully “I Love You Truly.” At the close of the song Mrs. M. B. Deffenbaugh played “Lohengrin,” and the bride and groom, preceded by little Mary who acted the part of flower girl  with graceful bearing by strewing the pathway with tiny petals, descended the winding stairway leading into the parlor, halting at the altar which was banked with flowers and evergreens. Here Elder H. E. Carpenter pronounced the words that consummated the happy union. The bridal party then led the way to the dining room where ice cream and cake were served by Miss Thelma, a sister of the bride, assisted by Misses Ida Luchsinger and Gladys Layher.
The bride was beautifully gowned in a dress of white chiffon over white silk, carrying on her left arm a beautiful shower bouquet of sweet alysium and ophelia roses and crowned with a bridal veil. The groom was dressed in the conventional black.
Among the many valuable presents received was a silver butter knife presented by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Owens of Johnson City, which was a wedding present to Mrs. Owens from her father about 55 years ago.
The groom is the eldest of two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Blendon of Johnson City. He was raised on a farm and graduated from Appleton City high school, and was attending the State University at Columbia when he was called to take up arms and saw some hard service overseas. He returned and resumed his studies, graduating from the electrical department the day previous to his marriage.
The bride is a daughter of Dr. R. J. Smith and wife of this city who are too well and favorably known in the vicinity of Appleton City to need introduction, having practiced medicine in this and Johnson City vicinity all their married life. She is a charming young woman with many excellent traits of character, and during the past year has also been a student in the State University at Columbia. This union unites two of the oldest families in this county, who have known each other practically all their lives.
The newlyweds will make their home in St. Louis after May 16th, the groom having a position there with the Bell Telephone Co. in the engineering department. We bespeak for them a happy and prosperous future.
(Appleton City Journal, 5 May 1921)

Eastern Bates.
William Padgett and Katie Diehl were married last week and will make their home on the groom’s farm near Pleasant Gap. We wish them success and happiness through life.
(Appleton City Journal, 5 May 1921)

HANCOCK---RUSSELL
A quiet, but happy wedding took place in the Presbyterian Manse at Osceola last Monday, May 9, 1921. The happy couple was Mr. James L. Hancock of Springfield, Missouri, and Mrs. Zona Russell of Osceola. The ceremony, which included the ring, was performed by the Rev. Henry A. Howard. Just a few intimate friends were present. After the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Hancock proceeded to Springfield where they will make their home. Mr. Hancock is an exemplary gentleman, in business in Springfield, and Mrs. Hancock is well known in Osceola and Lowry City, and she leaves with the best wishes of all her friends.
(Lowry City Independent, 12 May 1921)

COLIN---SHUMER
Chester Colin, of this city, and Miss Thelma Shumer, of Schell City, were united in marriage at the Mollenkopf home in Rockville, Friday evening, May 6th, the ceremony being performed by Rev. T. J. Haney, pastor of the M. E. Church of Appleton City.
   The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Colin of this place, and has been employed at the mines of the Liberty Coal Co. Their many friends unite in wishing them a happy and prosperous wedded life.
(Appleton City Journal, 12 May 1921)

BULAND---MENDENHALL
George L. Buland of Wilson, Okla., and Miss Pauline Mendenhall of this city were united in marriage Wednesday evening, May 11th, at the residence of Elder H. E. Carpenter in a very simple, yet beautiful, ring ceremony. They were accompanied by Mr. Ed Willems and Miss Leda Lewellen. Both parties are well and favorably known in the vicinity of Appleton City; the groom, a son of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Buland, having been raised on a farm two miles east of town, and the bride, a daughter of Mrs. Letitia Mendenhall, has lived all her life in the city, and is a refined and accomplished young lady. Both are graduates of the Appleton City High School, Mr. Buland has a good position as shipping clerk for the Wolverine Oil Co., at Wilson, Okla. The newlyweds will depart for that place soon to make it their future home. They have many friends here who will regret their loss from this community but who wish them a happy and prosperous future.
(Appleton City Journal, 12 May 1921)

RAY---SCHNECK
Miss Edna Irene Ray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Ray, of 213 Hone avenue, and Leslie J. Schneck, of Appleton City, Mo., were united in  marriage at the Trinity M. E. parsonage at 11 o’clock yesterday morning by Rev. H. C. Weaver, pastor of Trinity church. The couple was attended by Miss Mary Leach and Paul Ray, cousin and brother respectively of the bride. Both bride and bridesmaid wore dark blue tricotine suits with a corsage bouquet of sweet peas.
 A wedding breakfast was served to the bridal party at the home of the bride’s parents at 12 o’clock, at the conclusion of which Mr. and Mrs. Schneck left on the noon train for a western trip, after which they will be “at home” to their many friends at 28 West Fourth street, this city.
  The bride was a graduate of the Senior High School, class of 1913. Since then she has been employed as a bookkeeper by the Oil City National Bank. Mr. Schneck has held a responsible position with the J. C. Penney Co. since 1917.
 The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Schneck of this city, and his many friends join in extending hearty congratulations and good wishes.
(Appleton City Journal, 12 May 1921)

ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY
On Saturday evening, May 7th, while a few friends and relatives were gathered at her home, Mrs. Letitia Mendenhall announced the approaching marriage of her daughter, Pauline, to Mr. George Buland, of Wilson, Oklahoma.
The poem, “A Match,” was read by one of the friends, and all joined in expressing their best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of this “match”.
Miss Pauline made a very pleasing response, expressing her appreciation of the friendship and kindly interest of those present.
After delicious refreshment and a good social time, all departed for their homes.
(Appleton City Journal, 19 May 1921)

FRIENDS GAVE A SHOWER
   
On Tuesday afternoon, May 10, the beautiful suburban home of Miss Leda Lewellen was opened to a number of invited guests in honor of Miss Pauline Mendenhall. The guests were forewarned and all came with mysterious parcels and packages for the bride-to-be. The afternoon was spent in making quilt blocks, each block having embroidered on it the name of the maker. The prize for the blocks was awarded to Miss Anna Hein, who graciously presented it to Miss Mendenhall to add to her gifts already received. Dainty refreshments were served, after which the guests departed, voting Miss Llewellyn a charming hostess.
(Appleton City Journal, 19 May 1921)

Roscoe.
Ed Summers and Belle Pasley were married in Osceola Tuesday. A big crowd charivaried them that night.
(Appleton City Journal, 19 May 1921)

GEORGE---HYATT
Mr. Floyd W. George of Appleton City and Miss Dorothy Hyatt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hyatt and one of the most charming and popular of the young ladies of this community, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at Sedalia, Monday, May 9. The bride was reared to womanhood in this community where she numbers her friends by her acquaintances. She is a graduate of the Schell City High School. The groom is a young man of sterling character. He lived in this city for some time, holding a position as operator at the Katy station. He now holds a position as station agent at Lindale. They have a host of friends who join in extending congratulations and best wishes for a happy and successful journey through life. They will make their home in Appleton City.---Schell City News.
(Appleton City Journal, 19 May 1921)

ROUSE---WILSON
A very quiet, but pretty wedding was solemnized Saturday afternoon at 4:30 at the Presbyterian parsonage when Gertie Davis, youngest daughter of Mrs. Aaron Rouse, was married to Mr. Oliver Wilson, of near Appleton City, Rev. Walkup of the Presbyterian church officiating.
 The bride wore a charming gown of white satin and georgette. After the ceremony they left in their car for his sister’s home near Montrose where dinner was served. The bride has been teaching in the 8th grade here for the past three years and has many friends who wish for her every happiness. Mr. Wilson is a prosperous farmer of Henry county. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will be at home to their friends at their country home 6 miles northwest of Appleton City.---Deepwater World
(Appleton City Journal, 26 May 1921)

   Mr. Walter W. Shaw and Mrs. Hannah Tipton were united in marriage by Rev. J. M. Hawkins, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alton H. Whitehead, southwest of Lowry City, Saturday night, June 4, 1921. Both bride and groom are residents of this vicinity, the former having lived in the Park Grove neighborhood, northeast of here, and the latter has a farm southwest of Lowry City, where the couple will make their home. Their friends will wish them much happiness.
(Lowry City Independent, 9 June 1921)

   Mr. Charles R. Daugherty and Miss Fern E. Mackey were united in marriage, by Rev. J. M. Hawkins at his home in this city, at 7 o’clock, Saturday evening, June 4, 1921. Both young people are well known in this vicinity. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Amy Mackey of southwest of Lowry City, and for several years has been one of St. Clair county’s popular school teachers, having taught in the Lowry City schools during the past year. The groom is a young farmer, a son of Mr. Geo. Daugherty, and the young couple will make their home on the Daugherty farm southwest of this city. They will have the best wishes of their many friends.
(Lowry City Independent, 9 June 1921)

GREGG---KIRK
Orel Gregg of Montrose and Miss Ruby Kirk, of Appleton City, were united in marriage at Sedalia last Sunday. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kirk of this city and for some time was employed in Mrs. J. R. Pickerills millinery store. The groom is associated with his father in the harness business at Montrose and is an industrious young man. Both are popular young people and their many friends extend hearty congratulations and best wishes for a prosperous wedded life.
(Appleton City Journal, 9 June 1921)

MEYER---MABRY
   At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clayden Mabry, on Sunday evening, June 5, 1921, at six o’clock, and in the presence of the families of the contracting parties, Mr. Lester Meyer and Miss Cela Mabry were quietly united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Elder H. E. Carpenter officiating. After the ceremony a nice two-course luncheon was served by the mother, sister Vida, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Raymond Mabry.
  Both parties are well and favorably known to many Journal readers, both having been graduates of Appleton City schools. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer will be at home to friends at the present and past home of the groom six and one-half miles southwest of Appleton City. Their many friends wish for them a happy and prosperous future.
(Appleton City Journal, 9 June 1921)

Sunday, June 5, a Great Historical Day for Hebron Reformed Church in Valley Center: Ordination Services, Big Dinner, Mission Festival and then Wedding Bells
Last Sunday was one of the most prominent days the Hebron Reformed church has experienced. The Missouri classis (in which district the Hebron Reformed church is a congregation) having met during the three days previous with inspiring sermons and important business came to a climax of its meetings and business on Sunday, when the ordination of John Neuenschwander took place in the forenoon, inspiring mission sermons in the afternoon, and the very beautiful wedding of Miss Marie Rapp and John Neuenschwander in the evening.
   In the morning at 9:30 the mellow sounding church bell pealing forth its invitation of welcome, a large number had already gathered in the auditorium of the church. After the opening in the usual way, lectures were given to the children as well as the grown-ups of the Sunday school by the Rev. William Grether of Hoisington, Kansas, and Rev. C. Wm. Deglo of Wathena, Kansas, the former in the German, the latter in the English language, with an intermission of songs by the children’s choir. Following the Sunday school exercises a well-rendered ordination sermon was given by the Rev. Julius Vollprecht of Rockville, Missouri, charging the young brother of the great responsibility of the position, which he was about to enter.
    The ordination of John Neuenschwander followed. This young ordained brother had prepared for this very great position in the Lord’s work in a school near Plymouth, Wisconsin. The preparation was composed of nine years of work--- an academic course of 2 years, and a classical college course of 4 years, graduating from same with an honorary title of A. B. and a seminary course of 3 years, graduating on May 28. The Faculty of said Seminary recommended him to their Classis for examination and license. He was examined and licensed the previous day and was ordained as mentioned above, after the sacred rite of ordination had been fulfilled, a large number partook of the Lord’s supper. This ended the morning services.
A large table, built the day before in the church yard, was now heavily laden with the finest of viands which the people of the community could offer. That every body did his part during the repast needs not be mentioned. Although a large number feasted yet plenty still remained for many more.
  At 2:20 the Missionary Service took place. The president of Missionary Classis, Rev. Geo. Ulrich of Amazonia, Missouri, took the liturgical part of the services, after which two sermons on missions followed, the first by Rev. S. Selzer of St. Louis, Missouri, calling special attention to the great need of missions basing his argument on the words of Christ, “Behold the fields are ripe unto harvest.” The second was given by Rev. C. Wm. Deglo of Wathena, Kansas, basing his arguments on the petition of the Lord’s prayer, “Thy Kingdom Come.”
  At 8 o’clock in the evening, the church being filled to its seating capacity, upon the arrival of the bridal party, the bell again pealed forth its invitation of welcome. With the playing of the wedding march by Miss Opal Klass, the flower girls, Elizabeth Klass and Esther Neuenschwander entered, each carrying a basket of pink roses. Next followed the bridesmaid, Miss Selma Klass, and the groomsman, Chris Rapp, after whom entered the bridal couple, Miss Marie Rapp and Rev. John Neuenschwander. After the members of the party had taken their respective places at the altar, the marriage ceremony was performed, Rev. S. Romeis, pastor of the congregation officiating. The ring ceremony was used. After the bridal party had been seated a double quartet of the Young Peoples Society sang a very appropriate song, and following this the Rev. S. Letzer of St. Louis gave a very fitting lecture, which was not only applicable to the bride and groom, but to everyone who wishes to live a Christian life. The ceremony ended with the doxology and benediction after which the wedding march was again played, the flower girls leading the way and strewing the path with flowers.
The bride wore a dress of white crepe de chine, and bridal veil and carried a bouquet of white roses. The groom wore the conventional black in a suit of the Prince Albert style. The bridesmaid as well as the flower girls wore pink organdy, the former carrying a bouquet of pink and white roses. The groomsman wore a blue serge suit. The church was beautifully decorated with pink and white flowers and ferns. The ceremony was so well rendered that it left nothing to be changed in the eyes of a critic.
  The bride is so well known that she really needs no introduction. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Rapp. She took a course in nursing, graduating in September, 1914, after which she has followed that vocation. She not only did her work untiringly, but she also brought rays of sunshine to her patients, which often is a better remedy for the sick than medicine.
  The groom is a son of the late Dr. J. I. Neuenschwander, and is also well known in the vicinity. His vocation already mentioned---namely that of minister of our Lord.
 The young couple will make their home at Hoisington, Kansas, after July 2, where he has two charges in the denomination under which he prepared for the ministry.
May their paths be strewn with flowers, and may they have many years of happy wedded life.                                       S.K.
(Lowry City Independent, 9 June 1921)

Married
Five years ago the last day of next month, the editor of this paper arrived in Lowry City and the Independent office, and was introduced to the young lady assistant on the newspaper. From that day dates a friendship, at first casual, but which later developed into real friendship, and then ripened into that and something more, until---
On Thursday evening, June 9, at the Presbyterian church in this city, Ralph E. Hadley and Carrie E. Francis were united in marriage by the Rev. H. A. Howard of the Osceola Presbyterian church. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hillegas, brother-in-law and sister of the bride, were the only witnesses to the ceremony.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Nannie Francis of Lowry City, and to her, from the time she was a little girl, this city has always been “home.” She taught school in the Landaker district east of town and three years in the Lowry City schools, but for a number of years has been connected with the publication of the Independent.
The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Hadley of Lowry City, and is a country newspaper editor by profession and inclination.
The editor and wife have rented and will make their home in the Presbyterian manse in the west part of town, which residence has been painted, papered and put in excellent condition by the ladies of the church, who have charge of the property.                 “Shivaree” crowds are like goblins, only more so, for they finally get you even if you do not watch out. Quite a crowd of “shivareers” serenaded the editor and wife last Friday night, but they were a well-behaved crowd and didn’t even make enough noise to wake the residents of the east part of town.
(Lowry City Independent, 16 June 1921)

COX---YOUNG
The Independent is in receipt of an announcement of the marriage of Miss Elsie May Young of Springfield, to Rev. W. J. Cox of Lowry City, which occurred at Springfield, Wednesday, June 15. They will make their home in this city. Lowry City friends will wish Rev. and Mrs. Cox much happiness.
(Lowry City Independent, 16 June 1921)

   From the St. Clair County Republican: …Mr. Clay reported the marriage of his daughter, Gladys E. Clay to R. D. Harvey of Wisdom, Benton county, same occurring on Sunday, June 5, Rev. L. D. Crawford officiating. The wedding occurred at the home of the bride’s parents, after which dinner was served. The newly wedded couple will make their home at Wisdom, the groom being a farmer and stock raiser.
(Lowry City Independent, 16 June 1921)

   Mrs. Jas. H. Hall of Bridgeport, Indiana, announces the marriage of her daughter, Adelpha Ridgway, to Mr. Sylvester Silver Smoot, also of Bridgeport, the marriage taking place at Danville, Ind., on June 1st. Mrs. Hall is a daughter of the late C. C. Ridgway and a sister of Arva and E. W. Ridgway and Mrs. Ike Thompson.
(Appleton City Journal, 16 June 1921)

Roscoe.
Mr. Arthur Lisley from Nevada and Miss Nettie Elliot of Roscoe were married after preaching services at the Christian church Saturday night by Rev. Freeman.
(Appleton City Journal, 16 June 1921)

COX---YOUNG
A very pretty wedding occurred at the home of Dr. W. H. Briggs, 1332 Cherry street, Springfield, Missouri, on the morning of Wednesday, June 15, 1921, when Rev. W. J. Cox of Lowry City and Miss Elsie May Young of near Marshfield were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Dr. Briggs officiating.
The wedding was witnessed by Rev. Artie M. Young of Greenfield, a brother of the bride and Mrs. Nannie Cox Kessler, a student of the state teachers’ college, a sister of the groom.
Miss Young was one of the influential leaders of all that was good in her home church and community.
    Rev. Cox has been for several years a minister in the Southwest Missouri Conference of the South Methodist church, where much success has attended his labors.
  Our best wishes go with these young people and we bespeak for them a life of usefulness wherever their lot may be cast.
A Friend.
(Lowry City Independent, 23 June 1921)

   Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Biles and Master Donald Short from southeast of town attended the wedding of their brother-in-law and brother, Carl B. Short of Kansas City and Miss Ophelia Young, at the bride’s home near Chilhowee, Mo., Sunday.
(Appleton City Journal, 23 June 1921) 

   Ralph Hadley, editor and publisher of the Lowry City Independent, and Miss Carrie E. Francis, daughter of Mrs. Nancy Francis, of that place were united in marriage Thursday evening, June 9th, by Rev. Howard, pastor of the Osceola Presbyterian church.
(Appleton City Journal, 23 June 1921)

Reynard.
    Roy Browning and Miss Ester Vogt were married last Wednesday. They will leave shortly for Colorado where they will make their home.
(Appleton City Journal, 23 June 1921)

Lowry City Notes.
Independent.
     The Independent is in receipt of an announcement of the marriage of Miss Elsie May Young of Springfield, to Rev. W. J. Cox of Lowry City, which occurred at Springfield, Wednesday, June 15. They will make their home in this city. Lowry City friends will wish Rev. and Mrs. Cox much happiness.
(Appleton City Journal, 23 June 1921)

AKERS---ROBINSON
Mr. Conrad Akers and Miss Nina Robinson were married at Liberal, Kansas, at 6 o’clock, Saturday evening, June 18.
Mr. Akers is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Akers, of east Lowry City. He taught school for a number of years and for the past several years has been engaged in the banking business, at present being cashier of the Farmers State Bank at Tyrone, Oklahoma.
His bride has been employed as bookkeeper in the Liberal, Kansas, Telephone Exchange, and has made her home with her mother, Mrs. S. Robinson, at Liberal.
The young couple left Liberal in their car, for a visit with relatives at McPherson, Kansas, starting from there for Lowry City, but their car became stalled by muddy roads at Leroy, Kansas, and they were obliged to make the remainder of the trip by train. After visiting relatives here they will return to Leroy, going by auto from there to visit at Kansas City, Humboldt, Kansas, Lenapah, Oklahoma and Elk City, Kansas, after which they will be at home at Tyrone, Oklahoma. Mr. Akers’ St. Clair county friends will wish himself and his young bride much happiness.
(Lowry City Independent, 30 June 1921)

   Chas. C. Tillery and Miss Racy A. Pederson, both of Rockville, were married in the recorder’s office at Clinton by Judge Radford, early Monday morning of last week.
(Appleton City Journal, 30 June 1921) 

ALLINSON---OSBURN
   Miss Lela Allinson of Appleton City, Mo., and Mr. Curtis C. Osburn, of Coffeyville were married this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Christian church parsonage, the Rev. Lin D. Cartwright, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating. The couple left Coffeyville immediately after the ceremony in the groom’s car for Vinita, Okla., to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Osburn, for about three days, after which they will go to Los Angeles and other California points and will also visit the bride’s brother at Cheyenne, Wyo., being gone about a month. Mr. Osburn has been employed for more than a year as ticket clerk at the local M. K. & T. station. The bride for two years has taught school at Rich Hill, and is well known here, having visited here a number of times. Mr. and Mrs. Osburn will make their home here and have the congratulations and best wishes of many friends.
---Coffeyville (Kans.) Daily Journal, June 22
(Appleton City Journal, 30 June 1921)

BROWNING---VOGT
 Roy Browning, of near Appleton City, and Miss Esther Vogt, of Schell City, accompanied by Ruth Vogt, Josephine and Ernie Browning, motored to Nevada on Wednesday, June 15th, and were quietly united in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev. Wade Johnson of that place.
The bride and groom ate their wedding supper at the home of the bride’s parents.
Mrs. Browning is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Vogt of Schell City and is well known as a young lady of sterling character by all who know her. She has been a successful teacher for the past five years.
The groom is the youngest son of Mrs. F. P. Browning of Round Prairie and grew to manhood in that neighborhood. He is well known and favorably thought of. He has been in the garage business and was formerly rural route carrier from Appleton City. The last few years he has been away from Missouri on account of poor health.
Health, happiness and prosperity is the wish of their many friends.
(Appleton City Journal, 30 June 1921)

Submitted by: Karen Foreman