Marriage Announcements /Articles
from St. Clair County Newspapers
January - April 1923



Bert Martin and Miss Clara Chancellor were married Saturday, December 23rd.
(St. Clair County Republican, 4 January 1923)

Riley Fraley and Miss Lottie Alexander were married in Hotel Vannice January 3, Rev. B.F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite. These excellent young folks will be at home to their many friends near Tiffin. We join in hearty congratulations.
(St. Clair County Republican, 4 January 1923)

Reynard.
Wesley Smith and Ada Wilson were married Saturday at Butler. We wish them much joy.
(Appleton City Journal, 4 January 1923)

Pleasant Gap.
Mr. Wesley Smith and Miss Ada Wilson were quietly married Saturday at Butler.
(Appleton City Journal, 4 January 1923)

Henry Hern and Miss Sylvia Hammond both of Concord were united in marriage Tuesday.
(St. Clair County Republican, 1 February 1923)

News reached this locality that Fred Langdon, formerly of this locality but now residing in Cedar county, was married to Miss Ina Allen of near El Dorado Springs. We wish these young people a happy married life. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Langdon of this locality.
(St. Clair County Republican, 1 March 1923)

Ira L. D. Clutter and Miss Thyra M. Clanin were married in Hotel Vannice, February 28, 1923, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred right. Mrs. Vannice and Mr. and Mrs. Biggerstaff being witnesses. Mr. Clutter is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Clutter and Miss Clanin the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Clanin. Mr. and Mrs. Clutter will be at home to their many friends on the Clanin farm west of Osceola. We join their many friends in hearty congratulations.
(St. Clair County Republican, 1 March 1923)

Appleton City Journal: Miss Josie Kiefer of Osceola came in Friday for a visit with her sister-in-law, Mrs. M. L. Kiefer, at the latter’s home west of town. She had just returned from a trip to Oklahoma before coming to Appleton City…The Journal neglected to mention last week the marriage of Elbert Gragg and Miss Stella Kiefer, which took place at Sapulpa, Oklahoma, February 9. The newlyweds are both well known and popular young people of this community, the bride being a daughter of Mrs. M. L. Kiefer, west of town. She was a member of the Senior class of this year, while the groom graduated from the local high school in the class of 1922. The Journal is informed that they will make their residence in Oklahoma. Numerous friends in this city and community join in extending congratulations and well wishes.
(St. Clair County Republican, 1 March 1923)

Roscoe Correspondence.
Congratulations--- Eula Williams and Addie Mallicoat were married last Monday in Clinton.
(St. Clair County Republican, 1 March 1923)

The boys from Lewis chaivaried Mr. and Mrs. Dean Clutter at the Clannin home in the Red Rock neighborhood Thursday night. They were married Wednesday in Osceola. Best wishes extended for a long, happy and prosperous wedded life.
(St. Clair County Republican, 8 March 1923)

Ernest A. Brandon and Miss Nancy Wallen were married in Hotel Vannice March 3, 1923, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite. They were accompanied by the father of the bride and Mr. and Mrs. Marie. Mr. and Mrs. Brandon will be at home to their friends in Osceola. We extend hearty congratulations.
(St. Clair County Republican, 8 March 1923)

Lewis H. Dunham and Miss Ruby Lee Keeton of Monegaw were married in Hotel Vannice, Osceola, March 11, 1923, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite. Mrs. Geo. and Charlie Vannice witnessed the ceremony. Mr. Dunham is a son of John Dunham and Miss Keeton a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Keeton. They will be at home to their friends in Monegaw Springs. We extend hearty congratulations.
(St. Clair County Republican, 8 March 1923)

Announcements have been issued of the wedding of two of Appleton City’s popular young people, Miss Ida Katherine Luchsinger and Raymond Rollin Smith which will occur today. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Luchsinger while the groom is a son of Dr. and Mrs. R. J. Smith, all of Appleton City. The many friends of the young couple join in congratulations. They will be at home in Westwood.
(St. Clair County Republican, 15 March 1923)

Bruce Ray Jr. and Miss Hazel Jackson, both of this locality, drove to Stockton, Cedar county, Thursday, March 15th, and were united in marriage at that place by Judge of Probate. They were accompanied by Mrs. Logan McCoy. After spending a few days visiting with the former’s sister, Mrs. Harry Smith, and family they returned home Monday afternoon. They will move to the McCoy farm to make their home. We wish this nice young couple a long and happy married life.
(St. Clair County Republican, 29 March 1923)

A large crowd attended the charivari at Bruce Ray’s Monday night and received treats and enjoyed plenty of good music.
(St. Clair County Republican, 29 March 1923)

At the home of Rev. H. E. Carpenter, pastor of the Christian church, last Tuesday evening occurred a quiet wedding, the contracting parties being Henry Willig of Appleton City and Miss Mary Harlan Lewis of this city. The groom is a well known young man of Appleton, being engaged in buying and selling mules, while the bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Lewis of this city. They left on the evening train for Kansas City to visit relatives and friends for a few days after which they will go to Appleton City to make their home.
(St. Clair County Republican, 29 March 1923)

Last Sunday at six o’clock at the home of Mrs. Harry Conrad in the east part of the city occurred a quiet wedding, Mr. L. E. Crook and Miss Laura Conrad being the contracting parties; Rev. H. E. Carpenter officiating. But a limited number of relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony. Mr. Crook has long been one of the leading attorneys of the St. Clair county bar and has long been a resident of Osceola, while his bride has for a number of years resided in this city. They at once went to housekeeping in the home of Mr. Crook in the south part of town.
(St. Clair County Republican, 29 March 1923)

Lee Wirt and Miss Blanche Burton, well known young people of this vicinity, were united in marriage Sunday evening at 7:30 at the Baptist parsonage, Rev. W. S. Bayne officiating. The happy young couple have the best wishes of a large number of friends for happiness and prosperity through life. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wirt and the bride a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Burton, all of near this city.
(St. Clair County Republican, 5 April 1923)

Amos Motley and Miss Stella Lemon were married April 7th, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite. They will be at home to their friends in the Chalk Level community. We wish these fine young folks great usefulness and happiness in life.
(St. Clair County Republican, 12 April 1923)

Robert Selvidge and bride of Osceola came in Saturday night for a visit with relatives.
(St. Clair County Republican, 19 April 1923)

Submitted by: Karen Foreman