Marriage Announcements /Articles
from St. Clair County Newspapers
July - September 1921



HARRY M. BAUGH WEDS
Friends in this city have received announcements of the marriage of Harry M. Baugh to Miss Mary Elizabeth Chabin, the wedding taking place at Garden City, Kans. June 15th. The groom will be remembered here as a son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Baugh, former residents of this city. Congratulations are extended by the many friends of the family in the old home town.
(Appleton City Journal, 7 July 1921)

   Miss Iva Dodson and Mr. Robert Kalberloh, were quietly married in Clinton, Wednesday, July 6. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dodson, of the Hillsdale district. She formerly lived in this vicinity, where she gained many friends who are glad to welcome her back. The groom is a son of Mrs. Louise Kalberloh, and is an industrious young farmer. The young couple will make their home with his mother. They entertained their relatives and friends at their home, Friday evening. The evening was spent in playing games, and pleasant conversation. Refreshments consisting of ice cream and cake were served. The guests departed at a late hour wishing Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kalberloh, a long and happy married life.
(Lowry City Independent, 14 July 1921)

WIX---LITTLE
Mr. Louis L. Little and Miss Anna B. Wix, both of near Rockville, went to Butler Tuesday afternoon, July 19, and were united in marriage at the recorder’s office, Judge B. F. Jeter officiating. They will make their home on a farm near Rockville.
(Appleton City Journal, 21 July 1921)

Route Four.
Louis Little and Miss Annie Wix were married Tuesday. Their many friends wish them a long and happy wedded life.
(Appleton City Journal, 21 July 1921)

Rockville Department.
  Harry Welch, one of our confirmed bachelors “mysteriously” left town the past week and returned with a lady whom he introduced as his wife, but whose name we did not learn. He received a very warm reception Monday evening from his friends in the form of a charivari.
(Appleton City Journal, 28 July 1921)

   Miss Ethel Florence Ellis of Stockton and Mr. Blonde L. Jackson, of Tiffin, were united in marriage at El Dorado Springs Wednesday of last week by Rev. Shurley.
(Appleton City Journal, 28 July 1921)

   Richard Hearn of Corbin and Ruth Hammons of Osceola, were married at the court house in Osceola, Wednesday, July 27, by Justice Geo. W. Davies. Mr. Hearn formerly lived on a farm west of Lowry City.
(Lowry City Independent, 4 August 1921)

   Rufus Bledsoe and Mrs. Ollie I. Dewey, residents of the High Hill neighborhood, southeast of Lowry City, were united in marriage at the county recorder’s office in the court house at Osceola, Wednesday, July 27, Justice George W. Davies officiating.
(Lowry City Independent, 4 August 1921)

   Quite a number of Muddvites with a few from the Damascus vicinity, gathered at the Thad Bledsoe home Thursday night, and gave Rufus Bledsoe and his wife, who was formerly Mrs. Ollie Dewey, an old-fashioned charivari, despite the rain. Everything to make a racket, from a little balloon whistle to dinner bells and shot guns, was used. Treats, consisting of candy and cigars, were passed to about forty persons. All departed wishing the newlyweds a long and prosperous married life.
(Lowry City Independent, 4 August 1921)

   H. M. Welch of Rockville and Miss Eula Forgy of Sheldon were married here last week by Rev. C. W. Wolfe, at his residence, 1104 East Locust St. ---Nevada Mail.
(Appleton City Journal, 4 August 1921)

   Miss Minnie Scholz in company with three sisters, Mrs. Henry Wishmeier(sic), Mrs. Chris Wischmeier(sic), Mrs. Henry Scheonewerk, and brother, Fred Gerken and wife, and also Henry Scheonewerk, Ella and Edwin Gerken, all of Lincoln, Mo., left Saturday for Humboldt Kansas, to help celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of their brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gerken. The brother is 81 years old, and the celebration was to take place Sunday eve, July 31st.
(Appleton City Journal, 4 August 1921)

   Among the marriage licenses issued at the county recorder’s office at Osceola, last week, was one issued Saturday, to Wesley B. Moree of Lowry City, and Mrs. Vina B. Maddock of Osceola.
(Lowry City Independent, 18 August 1921)

Several of the boys of this community charivaried Chas. Cantrell’s of near Red Rock Thursday night. Mrs. Cantrell was formerly Florence Peyton.
(Appleton City Journal, 18 August 1921)

   Miss Edith Oehring and Mr. Winfield, both of Taberville vicinity, were united in marriage Tuesday Aug. 9th.
(Appleton City Journal, 18 August 1921)

   Mr. J. E. Sharp and Miss Ada Barnett were married in Sedalia August 9th. Their many friends wish them a long and happy married life.
(Appleton City Journal, 18 August 1921)

County Seat News.
From the Democrat:
   Christopher L. Wingfield and Miss Elith May Oering, both of Taberville, came to Osceola last Tuesday morning and were married in the Recorder’s office by Judge T. G. Bernard of the Probate court.
(Appleton City Journal, 18 August 1921)

WISHART---HASTIE
Mr. Ora B. Wishart of Ohio, P. O. and Miss Florence Z. Hastie, of Quincy, Hickory county, were married Monday morning, August 15, at 7 o’clock, by Rev. Arthur N. Lindsay, pastor of the Christian church, Clinton, Mo. The wedding occurred at the home of Rev. Lindsay in Clinton. These excellent young people have sprung a good surprise on their many friends. The ceremony was a beautiful and impressive one, sealed with a plain band ring and a kiss. The young people departed for a day at the Centennial State Fair in Sedalia. Their many friends wish them long life, great happiness and the joy of a million bright mornings.
(Appleton City Journal, 18 August 1921)

ZINK---CROWDER WEDDING
  Mr. Allen F. Zink and Miss Ferne L. Crowder, popular young people of this city, were united in marriage last Thursday morning at ten o’clock at the court house in Clinton. Rev. A. N. Lindsey was the officiating minister, and the only witnesses were Royce Zink, brother of the groom, and Miss Allyne Bothwell, of Rockville. Both the bride and groom were reared in the Johnson city neighborhood and have a legion of friends who extend hearty congratulations. They expect to be “at home” in Appleton City after September 1st.
(Appleton City Journal, 18 August 1921)

HENRY HOLLAND WEDS
 
Henry Holland is receiving congratulations from numerous friends in this city this week due to his arrival home from an extended trip Tuesday morning and the bringing with him of a bride, who was formerly Miss Ida McKenzie, of Auburn, Ky.
Mr. Holland left Appleton City along about the middle of June and went to Auburn, at which place the wedding occurred on June 21st. Mr. and Mrs. Holland left at once for an extended trip throughout the  northern and western states, also British Columbia. Enroute they visited Yellowstone Park, Salt Lake City, points in Washington, California and Colorado and report having a most pleasant trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Holland expect to remain here for a while but have not decided upon permanent plans for their future location.
(Appleton City Journal, 18 August 1921)

And We Wish ‘Em Much Happiness
DOYAL---SKEEN
  William L. Doyal and Miss Julia C. Skeen were married at Clinton, Missouri, August 9, 1921. J. G. Hodge and Mrs. Marie Brown, of Clinton, witnessed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Doyal will be at home in Osceola, to their many friends. The bride was formerly a resident of Lowry City, and her friends here and elsewhere will wish Mr. and Mrs. Doyal much happiness.
(Lowry City Independent, 25 August 1921)

And We Wish ‘Em Much Happiness
WISHART---HASTIE
Ona B. Wishart of Ohio, and Miss Florence Z. Hastie of Quincy, Hickory county, were united in marriage by the Rev. A. N. Lindsey, at his home in Clinton, Monday morning, August 15. The groom is a son of James Wishart of Ohio, and is associated with his father in the general mercantile business at that place. Their friends will join the Independent in wishing them much happiness.
(Lowry City Independent, 25 August 1921)

And We Wish ‘Em Much Happiness
MOREE---MADDOCK
  Wesley Moree and Mrs. Vina Maddock were married at hotel Vannice at Osceola, Missouri, August 13, 1921, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite.
Mr. Moree, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Moree of southwest of Lowry City, and was reared in St. Clair county. He spent the past two years in the navy, being stationed at Seattle, Washington, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and had many of the experiences of a sailor’s life which will long be remembered by him.
Mrs. Moree was also reared in this county, but for the last three years resided at Maysville, Missouri. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. West, former residents of the Hillsdale neighborhood, northwest of Lowry City, but who now live near Osceola. She attended school at Deepwater, Appleton City and Osceola, where she made many friends.
At the wedding the bride wore a gown of brown crepe de chine, and the groom was attired in a suit of blue serge.
Sunday, August 14, Mr. and Mrs. West gave a dinner in honor of the young couple, inviting a number of relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Moree will be at home on a farm, two miles northwest of Osceola. On Monday night, August 15, a jolly crowd of ladies and gentlemen gathered and gave them a charivari. The crowd was treated to candy and cigars, and entertained by music and games. All departed at a late hour wishing Mr. and Mrs. Moree a long and happy wedded life.  ---One Present.
(Lowry City Independent, 25 August 1921)

Mount Zion.
 Beatrice Heath, of Taberville, and A. M. Huffman of Rockville were married at Sedalia Saturday. All extend hearty congratulations.
(Appleton City Journal, 25 August 1921)

LEWELLEN---McCLURE
 Mr. Charles McClure, of Wendell, Ida., and Miss Leda Lewellen of Appleton City, Mo., were united in marriage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Bunker, Nevada, Mo., at high noon, August 18, Elder H. E. Carpenter officiating. They were accompanied by Mr. Carl Johnson and Miss Arba Young.
Mr. McClure and wife will make their future home in Wendell, Idaho, where he is employed by a canal company.
The bride is too well and favorably known in Appleton City to need introduction, as she has been raised and educated here.
A host of friends join in congratulations and well wishes to the newlyweds as they take up their home in the West.
(Appleton City Journal, 25 August 1921)

   Ross B. Fields and Miss Elizabeth Ballard, both of Osceola, were united in marriage at the court house at Clinton, Saturday, August 20, Probate Judge Redford officiating at the ceremony. Mr. Fields is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Fields of Osceola, and is editor and publisher of the St. Clair County Democrat at that place, a position which he occupies with ability. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Jackson of Osceola. The Independent joins with the many friends of the young couple, in wishing them much happiness.
(Lowry City Independent, 1 September 1921)

   A marriage license was issued to Emil M. Gander of Brownington, and Miss Carrie Ethel Calvird of Osceola, at the county recorder’s office at Osceola, Saturday, September 3.
(Lowry City Independent, 8 September 1921)

Eastern Bates.
  Charles Gordon and Miss Myrtle Cummings were married Saturday in Butler. They will reside on a farm north of Spruce. We wish them a long and happy life.
(Appleton City Journal, 8 September 1921)

County Seat Notes.
From the Republican:
Harry C. Holcomb and Miss Eva Meloy were married in Hotel Vannice, August 30th, 1921, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite. Misses Ina and Della Meloy, Miss Ruth Holcomb and Floyd Meloy, with a fine company of young folks, witnessed the ceremony. Mr. Holcomb is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Holcomb and Miss Meloy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Meloy. These fine young people will be at home to their friends in East Doyal township.
(Appleton City Journal, 8 September 1921)

SEYMOUR---GRIGGS
   Norman Seymour and Miss Mary Griggs were united in marriage at Clinton, Thursday, September 8, 1921. Mr. Seymour is a son of Mrs. F. M. Seymour, of west of this city, and is an industrious young farmer. His bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Griggs of the McNutt neighborhood, southeast of Lowry City. Both young people have many friends in and near Lowry City, who, we feel sure will join the Independent in wishing them a long and happy married life.
Last Friday night about 50 friends of Mr. and Mrs. Seymour met at the Seymour home and charivaried them.
On Saturday, the newlyweds left for Maysville, Missouri, where they will visit for a short time with relatives after which they will return to St. Clair county and make their home on the Seymour farm.
(Lowry City Independent, 15 September 1921)

   From last week’s St. Clair County Democrat:  E. H. S. Henry Jr., of Osceola, and Miss Louise Bryant of Rogers, Arkansas, were united in marriage Monday, September 2, at 1:00 o’clock p.m., at the home of the bride’s parents, Rev. Anders of the M. E. Church officiating. Mr. Henry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. S. Henry of this city. “Ted” formerly was the cashier in the Land Credit Bank of Osceola, and is now with the Commerce Trust Co. of Kansas City. Miss Bryant is a sister of Mrs. Ralph P. Johnson of this city. Miss Bryant will be remembered in Osceola as an instructor of mathematics and music in high school. She is a graduate of Missouri University, and a member of the Tri Delta sorority. Both young people have a large circle of friends who extend to them their best wishes.
(Lowry City Independent, 15 September 1921)

CONE---FIELDS
  Roy B. Cone and Miss Ada Elizabeth Fields were united in marriage at the Hotel Vannice in Osceola, Wednesday, September 14, 1921, the Rev. B. F. Lawler officiating at the ceremony.
The young couple were attended by the groom’s brother, Lee Cone, and Miss Gladys Smay. The parents of both bride and groom and the former’s sister-in-law Mrs. Mable Fields of Arkansas, also witnessed the solemnizing of the sacred rite.
Mr. Cone is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Cone of the Chalk Level neighborhood, and Miss Fields a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fields of the same locality.
They will make their home on the Decherd Bruce farm near Chalk Level.
The Independent joins their many friends in wishing them much happiness.
(Lowry City Independent, 15 September 1921)

COX---McCARTY
Rev. J. E. Cox and Miss Gracia McCarty were united in marriage at Springfield, Missouri, Monday, September 12, 1921.
Rev. Cox was formerly pastor of the South M. E. church of Lowry City, and now has the charge at Prairie Home, in Cooper county. His bride is a daughter of Mrs. M. F. McCarty, of Springfield.
They will remove from Lowry City to Prairie Home, within the next several weeks, and the best wishes of many friends will go with them to their new residence.
(Lowry City Independent, 15 September 1921)

 NEALE---STEELE
Miss Viola Steele of Clinton and Mr. Ralph Edwin Neale, of Appleton City, were married Sunday night, September 4th, at 7 o’clock by Rev. William G. Bessley, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church, South, in his study. The bride and bridegroom were attended by the bride’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Linn Roberts, and Miss Dixie Yates and George Gans of St. Louis. The bride wore her traveling suit of navy blue cloth with harmonizing gray accessories. Mr. and Mrs. Neal will remain the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roberts until Tuesday, when they will return to Appleton City to make their home.---Joplin News-Herald.
(Appleton City Journal, 15 September 1921)

HOLT---RAYBOURN
 Wilbur W. Holt and Miss Pauline Raybourn, of south of Spruce, accompanied by Jas. Wix and Miss Gladys Holt, journeyed to Butler, Wednesday Sep. 14, ‘21, where they were united in marriage by Rev. Keele at his home. The groom is a son of W. E. Holt, a prominent farmer, while the bride is the granddaughter of W. B. Raybourn with whom she makes her home. Both are popular and deserving young people and have the well wishes of a host of friends.
(Appleton City Journal, 15 September 1921)

AT HYMEN’S ALTAR
 
Asa Perkins and Miss Altha Pritchard of Roscoe were married in Hotel Vannice, September 5, 1921, Rev. B. F. Lawler officiating. Mr. Perkins is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Perkins and Miss Pritchard is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Pritchard. They expect to be at home to their friends in Kansas City.
Miss Emma Vannice and Geo. D. Burton were united in marriage Sunday, Sept. 4, at Creighton. Miss Vannice is the daughter of Mrs. Ella Vannice of Osceola. She is a former teacher of the Osceola schools. Mr. Burton is an employee of the street railway company of Kansas City.
Emil H. Gander of Brownington and Miss Carrie Ethel Calvird of Osceola were united in marriage Saturday, September 3rd, at the home of the bride. The marriage was solemnized by Rev. M. C. Humphrey at 10:00 a.m. The bride is the daughter of Fal Calvird of Osceola. The groom is the baker at Brownington.
Earl F. Mason and Miss Hazel L. Sutt, both of Collins, were married in Hotel Vannice, Sept. 1, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite. ---Democrat.
(Appleton City Journal, 15 September 1921)

   From last week’s St. Clair County Republican:  At the close of the services at the Baptist church last Sunday evening a genuine surprise was given those who chanced to be lingering a few moments after the close of the services, the announcement being made that the pastor, Rev. M. C. Humphrey, and Miss Julia Higgins had been married while in Springfield the day previous. They promptly “owned up” and received hearty congratulations. While Rev. Humphrey was at Iconium to conduct a funeral during the hour for the morning service the church took up the matter of calling a pastor for the ensuing year, Rev. Humphrey’s time being up, and extended a call for his services for another year. To this must be added that the Osceola school was in dire need of another teacher and he had been approached to see if he would consider the matter of both preaching and teaching. He concluded he would, hence on Monday morning he took his place as instructor in the high school. He has been pastor of the Baptist church during the past year and during that time has endeared himself to his church associates as well as many of our citizens not so identified. His bride is the oldest daughter of Prof. and Mrs. C. E. Higgins of this city, and has made her home here for a number of years. She, too, is a teacher in our schools, is a very capable young lady and enjoys the esteem of all. They will begin housekeeping in a week or two in the Baptist parsonage. Their many friends unite in hearty congratulations and well wishes.
(Lowry City Independent, 22 September 1921)

WELLS---PATTISON
    Reed H. Wells and Miss Cecile Mae Pattison were united in marriage by Mrs. A. N. Lindsey, at the Lindsey home in Clinton, at 6 o’clock, Wednesday evening, September 21, 1921.
Mr. Wells is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wells of west of Lowry City. He is an industrious young man, and has charge of the repair department of the Gilbert Garage, where he enjoys a liberal patronage. His bride is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pattison of Lowry City, and is a young lady of sweet and kindly disposition. Both young people have a host of friends in and around Lowry City, who wish them a long life, brimful of happiness.
Thursday night a number of their friends gathered at the Sam Pattison home and serenaded the newly-weds in the old-fashioned charivari fashion.
Mr. and Mrs. Wells will make their home in the Wells property in the west part of the city.
(Lowry City Independent, 29 September 1921)

GILE---PAYNE
  Mr. Charley A. Payne and Miss Maggie M. Gile, both of Pleasant Gap, were united in marriage Tuesday at the recorder’s office, Judge B. F. Jeter officiating. The couple will make their home on a farm near Pleasant Gap.  ---Butler Times.
(Appleton City Journal, 29 September 1921)

HOLT---WIX
 A beautiful home wedding occurred at the home of the groom Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1921, at 4:30 when James R. Wix, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Wix of Pleasant Gap township and Miss Gladys Holt, daughter of W. E. Holt of Round Prairie, were united in marriage by Rev. L. W. Keele of Butler, Mo., in the presence of the immediate family, friends and relatives of the bride and groom, including four aunts of the groom, Mrs. Clark Wix, Mrs. Hardin Wix, Mrs. Lee Wix and Mrs. Fannie Burkhart. Promptly at the appointed hour the bridal party entered the beautiful parlor to the strain of the wedding march played by Miss Rushia Rains. After the ceremony the bridal couple led the way to the dining room where a sumptuous wedding supper had been prepared by the groom’s mother, assisted by Mrs. Robert Wix, Mrs. Robert Hains, Mrs. Logan Rains and Miss Rushia Rains. Mr. and Mrs. Wix will make their home on the farm of the groom’s father, Ben F. Wix. They have a host of friends in their respective communities who join in best wishes for a long and happy wedded life.
(Appleton City Journal, 29 September 1921)

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