Marriage Announcements /Articles
from St. Clair County Newspapers
January - March 1922



   Miss Ozelma Tucker and Harold Greathouse motored to Humansville Saturday where they were quietly married. They left Monday for Washington where they will make their home.
(St. Clair County Republican, 5 January 1922)

Married in Seattle
 John W. Green and Miss Mary Dempsey were united in marriage at the home of the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Green of Seattle, Washington, December 25, 1921. A few friends witnessed the ceremony and all present afterward partook of a bountiful dinner spread in honor of the occasion.
  The groom, a former resident of Lowry City, has a position as car repairer for a street car company. His bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dempsey of Lowry City, and has many friends here who will wish them much happiness.
They will make their home in Seattle.
(Lowry City Independent, 5 January 1922)

Marriage Licenses
Marriage licenses issued by the county recorder at Osceola, during the week ending Saturday follow:
Orville H. Boyd------------------------------Oyer
Davie A. Barger------------------------------Weaubleau
Marion Butcher------------------------------Osceola
Lee Frances Love----------------------------Osceola
(Lowry City Independent, 5 January 1922)

Eastern Bates.
 Mr. Guy Keggereis and Miss Rosa Carroll were quietly married Wednesday. Hearty congratulations to this most worthy young couple. The neighbors charivaried them Friday night.
(Appleton City Journal, 5 January 1922)

Johnson City
 We learn that Ed Carroll hied himself off to Cedar county a few days ago and is bringing back a bride. They will arrive today (Tuesday). We wish for them a pleasant journey through the remaining days of their life.
(Appleton City Journal, 5 January 1922)

CARPENTER---SHOEMAKER
Mr. Chester Carpenter and Miss Crystal Shoemaker were married in Hotel Vannice, December 22, 1921, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite.
They were attended by Miss Shoemaker, sister of the bride and Mr. Baker, friend of the bridegroom.
Mr. Carpenter is a son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Carpenter and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shoemaker.
These fine young folks will be at home to their friends near Ohio Post Office.
We wish them a long and happy life. --- Democrat
(Appleton City Journal, 5 January 1922)

 Christmas Weddings
Damon R. Hudson………………………………Harper
Clara Sweeney………………………………......Bentonville
Harlie P. Earnest………………………………...Dunnegan
Marie I. Hall……………………………….........Humansville
J. A. Foster………………………………............Brownington
Edna Stone………………………………............Coal
Henry L. Hoover………………………………...Lowry City
Rosa Moore………………………………...........Lowry City
Walter L. Hodgman……………………………   Lowry City
Essie E. McCalmon……………………………  Creighton
Bryan Motley………………………………........Ohio
Dee Howerton……………………………….......Creighton
---Democrat.
(Appleton City Journal, 5 January 1922)

 

   Judge B. F. Jeter reports a good business in the matrimonial line last week. He united the following couples:  Mr. James H. Carter, of Rich Hill and Miss Georgia Crutchfield of Adrian, on Friday; Mr. Chester R. Gage of LaCygne, Kans., and Miss Myra Smith of Amsterdam, on Saturday; Mr. Horace G. Hensley and Miss Frances L. Gossard of Adrian on Saturday. ---Times.
(Appleton City Journal, 5 January 1922)

  Last Sunday night, January 1st, will be ever memorable in the life history of two of Osceola’s estimable young people, for, on the evening of that beautiful day Miss Nellie Lee Frances Love was wedded to Mr. Marion Butcher. Seven-thirty was the hour when they took their position in the front parlor of the bride’s home, and Dr. J. R. Woodcock of the Methodist church read the impressive marriage ceremony which made them man and wife. Joyous congratulations were extended, and directly the guests were ushered into the dining room where a most inviting and elaborate dinner was graciously served. The guests were the immediate relatives of the bride and groom, which made the wedding all the more informal and homelike. The happy bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Love, one of our old and well known families, and the fortunate young husband is one of our young business men, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Butcher. Mr. and Mrs. Butcher will make their future home in Osceola where they may enjoy the good wishes and association of their wide circle of friends.
(St. Clair County Democrat, 5 January 1922)

   Miss O. Zelma Tucker and Mr. Harold Greathouse motored to Humansville Saturday where they were quietly married. They left Monday for Washington where they will make their home.
(St. Clair County Democrat, 5 January 1922)

Wedding Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Holmes of Collins, gave a nice dinner last Sunday in honor of their nephew, Harold Greathouse.
Harold was married Saturday, December 31 to Miss Ozelma Tucker.
   Among those present were Bernice and Audra Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Greathouse, Mr. and Mrs. __________ Greathouse and grandchildren, _________ and Hellum.
   Mr. and Mrs. Greathouse left Monday for Washington, where they intend to make their future home.
(St. Clair County Democrat, 5 January 1922)

MICHAEL---PETERSON
 The following write-up of the marriage of Miss Fern Peterson of this city to Mr. Joseph Michael, was taken from the Oakley, Kansas, Graphic. Miss Peterson is a daughter of Mrs. Lizzie Ansley of Lowry City, and has taught several terms of school in this county. However, for the past two years she has been teaching in Kansas. She is an estimable young lady and her many friends here will extend congratulations and best wishes for a prosperous and happy wedded life. Mr. and Mrs. Michael arrived in Lowry City last week for a visit with the latter’s mother and family.
Forty guests assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Rising of High Point, on Wednesday, December 21, to witness the marriage ceremony at 11:00 o’clock a.m., of Miss Fern Peterson of Lowry City, Missouri, to Mr. Joseph E. Michael of this county, Rev. G. M. Smith of Salina, Kansas, formerly a pastor of this place, officiating.
  Miss Irene Movos presided at the organ, and to the strains of a Hawaiian march, the bride robed in lovely cream satin, the groom in a suit of navy blue, marched in and were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, under an artistically arranged arch of pink and white from which was suspended a large wedding bell.
  After the usual congratulations, all trooped into the dining room which was also decorated in pink and white with bells, and the table was sumptuously laden with many good things to eat.
A number of pieces of cut glass and other useful gifts were received by the young couple.
Mrs. Michael, who is a niece of Mr. J. A. McBride, is teaching her second successful term of school in District 39, and is a Christian lady of charming personality and sterling worth, and the same can be said of the groom, who needs no introduction to the host of friends he has made during his six-year residence in this community. The young couple will reside on the old home place here, so they will still remain with us, and we join in with others wishing them a long and happy wedded life.
(Lowry City Independent, 12 January 1922)

WALLACE---CHRISTIAN
 Emmett Wallace and Miss Lena Christian, of Hartsburg, Missouri, were united in marriage at Columbia, Missouri, Saturday, January 7, 1922.
 The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Wallace of Hartsburg, former residents of this community, and has numerous friends here who will wish himself and his bride much happiness.
  Information received by friends in this city is to the effect that Mr. and Mrs. Wallace will reside for the present with his parents near Hartsburg.
(Lowry City Independent, 12 January 1922)

Marriage Licenses
Marriage licenses issued by the county recorder at Osceola, during the week ending Saturday follow:
Hubert B. Wright--------------------------Appleton City
Emma Elizabeth Wafel-------------------Appleton City
(Lowry City Independent, 12 January 1922)

STEARNS---WAGNER
Vernon Stearns and Ceatta Wagoner(sic), prominent young people of the Taberville neighborhood, were married in Clinton Monday. The bride is a daughter of J. B. Wagoner, and is well known here. The groom is an industrious young farmer, a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Stearns. Their many friends wish them a happy and prosperous wedded life. ---Schell City News.
(Appleton City Journal, 19 January 1922)

Marriage Licenses
Marriage licenses issued by the county recorder at Osceola, during the week ending Saturday follow:
Benn Bradley--------------------------------------Gerster
Lora M. Brown------------------------------------Osceola
(Lowry City Independent, 26 January 1922)

Pleasant Gap
  Mr. J. L. Cox of Butler and Mrs. Perky of Pleasant Gap were united in marriage at the court house in Butler Thursday. They will be at home in Butler, as Mr. Cox owns property there.
(Appleton City Journal, 26 January 1922)

   Mr. Benn Bradley and Miss Lora Brown were united in marriage, Saturday afternoon, at the M. E. parsonage. The wedding ceremony was performed by Dr. Woodcock of the M. E. Church. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Brown, residing near Osceola on a farm, where Miss Brown grew to womanhood. She is an accomplished and charming young lady. She is at present employed in Hickory county as a school teacher. The groom is a son of Mr. J. Bradley, a well known farmer near Gerster, at which place Mr. Bradley has resided for several years and has a large circle of friends. He is now employed in Hickory county as a school teacher. Their many friends join in congratulations and best wishes to this happy young couple.
(St. Clair County Democrat, 26 January 1922)

   Carl Nelson and Miss Maisie Gaston of Garden City, formerly of Gerster, were united in marriage at the home of the latter’s parents Wednesday of last week.
(St. Clair County Republican, 2 February 1922)

   A wedding shower was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Brown last Saturday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bradley, the occasion being planned by her friends. They received many useful presents. All enjoyed a fine social time, games and music being the order of the evening. Helen Herndon sang Love’s First Dream. Then the shower was presented by the bride’s uncle, Silas H. Brown, after which refreshments were served consisting of ice cream and cake.
(St. Clair County Republican, 2 February 1922)

   Mt. Zion was awakened from its drowsiness Monday night, by the rattling of all its tinware, Indian war whoops, and shooting of fire arms, in honor of the marriage of Miss Edith Kline and Mr. Lawrence Sander, which occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bridenstine, Saturday evening. These popular young people have the best wishes of the community.
(Lowry City Independent, 2 February 1922)

Lewis Items
We understand Laura Powell and Will Christensen were married at Garden City Wednesday.
(Appleton City Journal, 2 February 1922)

HAMBLIN---WITHAM
  Thomas Lee Roy Hamblin and Miss Leota Ellen Witham were married Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, in the rest room of the court house by Judge J.B. Redford. They were accompanied by her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carter.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Witham, (and) is a pretty girl and well versed in the art of home making. She was becomingly dressed in changeable blue satin.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Hamblin, and is a hustling young farmer.
They will live with the groom’s parents at present and will move on a farm in the spring. Their many friends wish them a happy and prosperous married life. ---Clinton Eve.
(Lowry City Independent, 16 February 1922)

   At the home of H. S. Calvird on February 16th at 8 p.m. Harry H. Calvird and Cenia Bell Doral were united in marriage by J. L. Freeman, pastor of the Christian Church.
(St. Clair County Republican, 23 February 1922)

Marriages
 R. B. Barr and Miss Ruth Lebow were united in marriage by the Rev. J. M. Hawkins at his home in this city, at 6:30 o’clock, Saturday evening, February 18, 1922. Mr. Barr is a son of Mrs. Frank Barr of the Concord neighborhood. His bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lebow of the Short district. They will make their home on the H. A. Higgins farm, west of here.
(Lowry City Independent, 23 February 1922)

Marriages
  Vernon Feaster and Miss Muriel Seymour were united in marriage by the Rev. E. Hinkle at the home of the bride’s mother, west of this city, Friday, February 17, 1922. A number of friends and relatives witnessed the ceremony. Mr. Feaster is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Feaster of west of town, and his bride a daughter of Mrs. Frank Seymour. They left today for Kansas City, where they will reside.
(Lowry City Independent, 23 February 1922)

   George Jarvis of St. Louis, and Miss Rosa Foster of Lowry City, were married in this city at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Louis Carl, at 8:30 o’clock, Friday evening, February 24, Rev. E. Hinkle officiated at the ceremony.
(Lowry City Independent, 2 March 1922)

   R. B. Barr and Miss Ruth Lebow were married, Saturday evening, at 6 o’clock at the home of Rev. Hawkins. They were accompanied by Lydia Mayers, Dewey Ferguson, Jewell Cook and Loyd Milliam. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lebow of this neighborhood. The groom is the son of Mrs. Barr of near Chalk Level. They will make their home on the Howard Higgins farm near Chalk. Their many friends wish them a happy and prosperous married life.
(Lowry City Independent, 2 March 1922)

   Tom Graham and Miss Vivian Whiting surprised their friends by slipping off to Osceola Wednesday where they were married. They have many friends who wish them a happy and prosperous life. They will make their home on a farm in Cedar county.
(St. Clair County Republican, 9 March 1922)

   Married, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Tinsley of Osceola at 8:30 o’clock Wednesday, March 1, Thomas S. Graham and Miss Vivian Whiting, Dr. J. R. Woodcock, pastor of the Methodist church, performing the ceremony. Mr. Graham is a son of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Graham of Doyal township and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Whiting of Vista. Mr. and Mrs. Graham will make their home at Cedar Springs where they will follow the pursuits of agriculture. These excellent young people will carry with them the good wishes of their many friends.
(St. Clair County Republican, 9 March 1922)

WEST---GRANT
 Paul K. West of Osceola, and Miss Esther Grant, daughter of Mrs. D. O. Grant, 1024 Roosevelt Ave., St. Joseph, Missouri, were united in marriage, Saturday, February 25, 1922, at the home of the bride’s mother. After the wedding march was played the ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. E. Baker. A supper was served to the following relatives: Mrs. Dicie Grant, mother of the bride; Mrs. C. W. West, mother of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. Walter West, sons Clifton and Donald, and little daughter Helen, of Maysville, Missouri; Miss Zeatha West and Elmer West, wife and baby of Stewartsville, Missouri. St. Joseph guests were: Frank Hanback and wife, Don Grant and wife, Paul Grant and wife, H. S. Barnett and wife and M. J. Robinson.
   The groom wore a suit of blue serge, and the bride wore a suit of blue tricotine. Mrs. West graduated from Platt’s business college in 1918, at the age of fifteen. For the past three years she has been employed as stenographer for the Bradstreet agency at St. Joseph.
  Mr. West was raised in St. Clair county. He spent  a few years in the navy at Great Lakes, Illinois. The last three years he has been manager of a basket store at St. Joseph. After March 15, Mr. and Mrs. West will be at home at 1024 Roosevelt Ave., St. Joseph.
St. Clair county friends send their congratulations.
ONE PRESENT.
(Lowry City Independent, 9 March 1922)

PITTMAN---TITUS  
 
A quiet little wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Titus, of Brownington, last Sunday morning at 9:30 o’clock, when Mr. Roy E. Pittman and Miss Ruth Titus, were united in holy matrimony with the ring ceremony, by Rev. F. W. Denton of Deepwater.
The bride was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Titus, and is an unusually beautiful and accomplished young lady. Although she has not lived in our midst very long, she has made a large circle of friends in Brownington by her ready smile and winning ways. Her greatest desire in life was to make others happy, and wherever she was she was like a ray of sunlight. Her sunny disposition and happy smile has made her a favorite with the young people, and extremely popular in all social gatherings.
  The groom is a son of Mrs. Ada Pittman of Kansas City, Missouri, and is a young man of sterling worth, and has proven this by his long connection with the Fidelity Bank of Kansas City, in which he holds a very responsible position as cashier.
 The bride looked very beautiful in a lovely white dress of georgette over white satin, and the only ornament that she wore was her mother’s pearls, that she had worn as a bride. The groom looked very handsome in a suit of dark green.
Immediately after the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to the following guests: Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Rodgers and niece Miss Jewell Tullis, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Dunning, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Church and daughter Miss Vineta; Mr. Earl Dunning of Deepwater, and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Titus of Lowry City.
Mr. and Mrs. Pittman departed on the 12:30 train mid showers of rice and congratulations for their home in Kansas City. Mrs. Pittman’s going away dress was negree brown satin, trimmed in point lace. They received many beautiful and useful presents from their friends who wish them a happy and prosperous married life. They will be at home to their friends at 542 Denver avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.
ONE PRESENT.
(Lowry City Independent, 16 March 1922)

   Appleton City Journal: Melford Purvis of near Ohio P. O. and Miss Goldie Rountree, of southwest of Appleton City, were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon, March 8th, at the home of Elder W. W. Blalock, pastor of the Appleton City Christian church, who officiated. These young people are well known and deservedly popular in their respective communities…They will reside on a farm about three miles south of Ohio.
(Lowry City Independent, 23 March 1922)

   Dimple Harvey and Levi Randall were united in marriage Wednesday, at the home of her father, Bob Harvey. The groom is the son of G. T. Randall and is an industrious young man. The bride is one among the best ladies of this community. We wish them a long and prosperous married life.
(Lowry City Independent, 30 March 1922)

A marriage license was issued on Monday of last week at Butler to Francis C. Ison of near Appleton City and Miss Ruth Irene Farrel of Rich Hill.
(Appleton City Journal, 30 March 1922)

Submitted by: Karen Foreman