Marriage Announcements /Articles
from St. Clair County Newspapers
July - September 1922



Married, June 21, 1922, Miss Marie Wixcel, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Wixcel to Ralph W. Surber, all of Waterbury, Nebraska. The bridal party left at once for an extended motor trip via Yellowstone Park, Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City and other points of interest, returning August 1st. The bride and her parents were formerly residents of Osceola.
(St. Clair County Republican, 6 July 1922)

GENCH---EDDY
A very pretty home wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gench, in the northwest part of town, Wednesday evening at 6 o’clock.
Miss Edith became the bride of Mr. Clifford Eddy, who lives west of Rockville. Following the ceremony the guests sat down to a 3-course dinner the bride had prepared in advance. The couple will make their home on a farm near Prairie City. Rev. Walt E. (sic) read the ceremony. The guests present were Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Eddy, Messrs. Clay and Ray Eddy, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kemper and family, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bartez and family, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Gench, Miss Elizabeth Hammer, Mr. Orville Gench, Mr. Arthur Hammer and Miss Eva Gench.
(Appleton City Journal, 6 July 1922)

Mr. Murray Fenwick and Miss Edna Ledbetter were married Sunday in Clinton. This neighborhood extends heartiest congratulations.
(Appleton City Journal, 6 July 1922)

Methodist Mention.
There was the music of chimes in the parsonage Tuesday noon; the wedding bells were ringing. It was the occasion of the marriage of George H. Copenhaver and Miss Lelia M. Brown. Miss Brown is the winsome daughter of Mrs. W. C. Brown, and Mr. Copenhaver is one of the sturdy young men of the Brown neighborhood. Fair seas and bright skies attend them. Dr. Woodcock pulled the bell rope for the music.
(St. Clair County Republican, 20 July 1922)

57TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Few couples reach the Golden Wedding anniversary, but Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hall, pioneers of western Henry County reached their 57th anniversary on July 7. These good people have a wide circle of friends who congratulate them on their unusual anniversary and hope they will see many more of them. Their twin sons, Gene and Bert Hall, are particularly well known to many of our town.
(Appleton City Journal, 20 July 1922)

AN OSCEOLA WEDDING
George Copenhaver, of Osceola, Mo., and Miss Leafa Brown, also of Osceola, were joined in holy wedlock in the M. E. parsonage Tuesday, July 11, Rev. Woodcock solemnizing the sacred rite. Mr. Copenhaver is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Copenhaver, leading farmers of near Osceola. Miss Brown is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Brown. Miss Brown is one of St. Clair County’s best school teachers and Mr. Copenhaver one of our best farmers. It is hoped they will remain in our midst. Best wishes to this happy young couple and congratulations to the groom.
(Appleton City Journal, 20 July 1922)

A wedding reception was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Copenhaver at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Brown, Sunday July 23, 1922. A good dinner was served out doors under the shade trees. Needless to say, the dinner was enjoyed by everyone, but the treat came afterward in the entertaining. There was music, violin and piano, singing and readings which were well worth hearing. Among those present were Dr. and Mrs. Woodcock, Harry Copenhaver and family, Elmer Zeiler and wife, R. S. Sowder and family, Mrs. H. E. Hursch and sons, Warren Buchanan and daughter, Willa, Mrs. N. J. Buchanan. The bride and groom have the best wishes of the entire community. We wish them well wherever they may be. ---One Present.
(St. Clair County Republican, 27 July 1922)

Roy Replogle of Gerster and Miss Grace DeLozier of Weaubleau were united in marriage at Osceola Thursday.
(St. Clair County Republican, 3 August 1922)

Chester Keeton of Oyer and Miss Effie M. Bean of Monegaw Springs were united in marriage in Osceola yesterday, the ceremony being pronounced by Judge Bernhard of the Probate Court.
(St. Clair County Republican, 3 August 1922)

Walter J. Kalberloh and Miss Alice Hestand were united in marriage at the bride’s home at Brownington, at 12:30 o’clock, August 6, Rev. H. F. Wright officiating at the ceremony. Mr. Kalberloh is a son of Mrs. Louisa Kalberloh, of northwest of Lowry City. Following the ceremony a number of relatives and friends partook of a dinner spread in honor of the occasion. Their friends will wish these young people much happiness.
(Lowry City Independent, 10 August 1922)

Miss Esther Kern and Jack Griggs, both of Rockville, were married in Schell City August 4th. Friends extend congratulations.
(Appleton City Journal, 10 August 1922)

Rev. B. F. Lawler was the officiating clergyman at the wedding of Ray Bishop and Miss Jewel Sayne, both of Humansville, which occurred at Hotel Vannice August 13th.
(St. Clair County Republican, 17 August 1922)

WEIR---PACKER
Roy Oliver Weir and Miss Winifred Dorothy Packer, both of Adrain, were united in marriage by Probate Judge T. G. Bernard at his office in the courthouse at Osceola, at 3 o’clock, Thursday afternoon, August 17, 1922.
The groom’s mother, Mrs. T. P. Weir, and sister, Mrs. Homer Hager, of Adrain, and cousin, Mrs. Reed Wells of Lowry City, witnessed the ceremony.
The bride is not known here, but Mr. Weir, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Weir, formerly lived here with his parents, and is a grandson of C. F. Huebner of Lowry City. His friends in this city will wish he and his bride much happiness throughout their married life.
The young couple will make their home in Adrain.
(Lowry City Independent, 24 August 1922)

SHARP---NOBLE
Mr. Charles Sharp and Miss Leona Noble both of this city, journeyed to Clinton last Wednesday where they secured a marriage license and were joined in wedlock at the office of the Henry County probate judge, who officiated.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Sharp of this city and is employed in the Golden Rule Garage, which his father and brother recently purchased.
The bride, who has been making her home with an aunt, has been clerking in the post office here for several months, and has been a competent and painstaking employee. Both have many warm friends in this city and vicinity who join in wishing them a full measure of happiness and success in life.
(Appleton City Journal, 24 August 1922)

Norman E. Carter and Miss Iva Tillery of Monegaw were married in this city August 24th, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite. W. S. Rowland and Mrs. Lizzie Parks witnessed the marriage. We extend these fine young people hearty congratulations.
(St. Clair County Republican, 31 August 1922)

Charles A. Waggener and Miss Eula Fay Wightman were married August 25th at Hotel Vannice, Osceola, Rev. B. F. Lawler officiating. The witnesses to the ceremony were Geo. F. Stiles and Mrs. Nellie M. Pyeatt. Mr. Waggener is son of Mr. and Mrs. William Waggener and the bride a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Wightman. They will be at home to their friends in Iconium.
(St. Clair County Republican, 31 August 1922)

MILLAM---AKERS
Rolla A. Millam and Miss Beulah Faye Akers were united in marriage by Rev. J. M. Hawkins, at his home in this city, on Saturday, August 26, 1922.
Mr. Millam is one of Butler township’s young farmers, and has made his home with his mother, Mrs. Nora Millam, southeast of Lowry City. His bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Akers of east of town.
Both young people have a large number of friends who will wish them much prosperity and happiness.
(Lowry City Independent, 31 August 1922)

Another wedding at the parsonage last Saturday afternoon. Rolla Cameron and Miss Nellie Terry were the two made one. Mr. Cameron has the appearance of being a wide a wake young man, and Mrs. Cameron’s a thorough going young woman.
(St. Clair County Republican, 7 September 1922)

WRIGHT---STAUFFER
Dr. R. A. Wright of Elkhart, Kansas, and Miss Nina Stauffer of Shields, Kansas, were united in marriage on Friday, September 1.
The groom is a dentist at Elkhart, and the newlyweds will make their home at that place.
The bride is a daughter of J. J. Stauffer of Shields, Kansas, and formerly made her home in Lowry City with her father, who was engaged in the mercantile business for a number of years in Hunter & Haverland’s present location. She is a sister of Mrs. Clem Browning of Lowry City.
Lowry City friends will wish Dr. and Mrs. Wright much happiness.
(Lowry City Independent, 7 September 1922)

Johnson City Jingles.
Everett Schmitt and Mrs. Pearl Sneethen drove over to Osceola last week, where they were married. They are now at home on the old Schmitt farm, north of Pott’s school.
(Appleton City Journal, 7 September 1922)

PLYMPTON---FREY
Last Wednesday Mr. Harry Lee Plympton and Miss Edna Violet Frey surprised their friends by going to Butler where they were married.
Rev. Louis Teel, a Baptist minister of that city, performed the ceremony.
They were attended by Ray Lawson, brother of the bride, and Lora Plympton, sister of the groom.
The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Frey, living about six miles northwest of this city, and the groom is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Plympton, living in the Appleton City neighborhood, southeast of here.
Mr. and Mrs. Frey served a delicious wedding supper to the immediate families of the happy pair.
Their many friends wish them all happiness in their journey through life together.
(Appleton City Journal, 7 September 1922)

Walter B. Tucker of Gerster, and Mrs. Lydia Crosson of Collins were married in Hotel Vannice, Osceola, September 7, 1922, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite. Mrs. Edgar McClain, Chas. and Mrs. Vannice witnessed the marriage. Mrs. and Mrs. Tucker will be home to their friends two miles north of Gerster. We congratulate these fine folks upon their marriage.
(St. Clair County Republican, 14 September 1922)

Edna Reed and Clarence Plough were married in El Dorado Springs last Monday. Their many friends wish them a long, happy and successful life.
(St. Clair County Republican, 14 September 1922)

Marriage Licenses
Marriage licenses issued by the county recorder at Osceola, during the week ending Saturday follow:

Walter D. Tucker--------------------------Gerster
Lydia E. Crosson--------------------------Collins
Oscar O. Pointer--------------------------Appleton City
Melia P. Griggs---------------------------Appleton City
Robert A. Lawson-------------------------Lowry City
Mae Greer----------------------------------Osceola
(Lowry City Independent, 14 September 1922)

LAWSON---GREER
Robert A. Lawson and Miss Mae Greer were united in marriage by Probate Judge T. G. Bernard at the court house at Osceola, Saturday evening, September 9, 1922.
Mr. Lawson is a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Lawson of Roscoe, and has been associated with Carl Jackson at the blacksmith shop in this city, for some time. His bride is a step-daughter of Chas. Williams of Osceola.
The young couple will make their home in a residence they have rented from George DeLozier in the northeast part of town.
A number of their friends at Osceola gave them a “shower”, Saturday night, and on Tuesday night of this week, a number of their Lowry City friends met at the home of Mr. Lawson’s aunt, Mrs. John Dempsey of this city, and presented the newlyweds with about 40 useful articles for housekeeping, which were greatly appreciated by Mr. and Mrs. Lawson, who reciprocated by treating the crowd.
Their many friends will wish them much happiness.
(Lowry City Independent, 14 September 1922)

Eastern Bates.
Sylvester Murphey and Helen Peacock were married at Clinton Wednesday. This young couple were born and raised near Spruce and are well known by their numerous friends. The neighbors surprised them with an old-time charivari Wednesday night. They will reside one mile east of Spruce. We wish them much happiness through their wedded life.
(Appleton City Journal, 14 September 1922)

Eastern Bates.
Mr. Claud Snodgrass and Miss Cora Prior were quietly married at Nevada Thursday. Miss Cora is the beautiful and accomplished daughter of A. A. Prior and grew to womanhood near here. They will live one mile northwest of Spruce, where the groom has home waiting. We wish them a long and happy wedded life.
(Appleton City Journal, 14 September 1922)

Marriage Licenses
Marriage licenses issued by the county recorder at Osceola, during the week ending Saturday follow:
Charlie Reynolds------------------------------Clinton
Dorothy Rhoades------------------------------Clinton
(Lowry City Independent, 21 September 1922)

BAKER---DOW
Dr. O. E. Baker of Abilene, Texas, and Miss Helen Kate Dow of New York City, were united in marriage at New York City, August 29, 1922. After a week’s honey-moon at Buzzard’s Bay, Massachusetts, they left for Abilene, Texas, where Dr. Baker is professor of sociology and economics in Simmons college, and his wife is dean of women in the same institution.
Dr. Baker is a son of Mrs. W. H. Baker of Lowry City and was born and reared on the farm now owned by Dr. Wright, west of Lowry City. Dr. and Mrs. Baker will have the good wishes of his friends in this part of the country, for a life filled with happiness and prosperity.
(Lowry City Independent, 21 September 1922)

MILLER---CHASE
Douglas G. Miller and Miss Lela Chase were united in marriage at Henryetta, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, September 6.
Mr. Miller is a son of C. M. Miller of Lowry City, and has many friends in this section who will wish himself and his bride much happiness throughout their married life. He is engaged in construction work in the oil fields near Henryetta and Beggs, Oklahoma, and has been working in that section of the country most of the time since he received his discharge from the A. E. F., of the World War. His bride is not known here.
(Lowry City Independent, 21 September 1922)

LAWSON---GREER
Robert A. Lawson and Miss Mae Greer were united in marriage by Probate Judge T. G. Bernard at the court house at Osceola, Saturday evening, September 9, 1922.
Mr. Lawson is a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Lawson of Roscoe and has been associated with Carl Jackson in the blacksmith shop in this city, for some time. His bride is a step-daughter of Chas. Williams of Osceola.
The young couple will make their home in a residence they have rented from George Delozier in the northeast part of town.
---Lowry City Independent
(Appleton City Journal, 21 September 1922)

TWO WEDDINGS
Sylvester Trotman, of Kansas City, and Miss Jessie Pitt, of this place, were united in marriage at Clinton, Wednesday, September 20th. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Pitt, and has a large circle of friends. The groom has a good position with a construction company at Oklahoma City, Okla., and after a short visit with relatives at Kansas City, he and his bride left for Oklahoma.
On Thursday, September 21, Mr. Curtis Pointer of this city and Mrs. Irene Duke, of east of town, were united in marriage at Clinton. They are both well known and highly respected young people of this vicinity and will make their home on the Pointer farm west of town.
The Journal, with the many friends of the newlyweds, joins in extending them well wishes for a happy married life.
(Appleton City Journal, 28 September 1922)

Fairmount News.
Melvin Walker and Mrs. Grace Diehl were married Wednesday, at Butler. Their friends extended the usual welcome that night.
(Appleton City Journal, 28 September 1922)

Fairmount News.
John Eaden and Florence Bearce were married Sunday.
(Appleton City Journal, 28 September 1922)

BEARCE---EDENS
Miss Florence Irene Bearce and Mr. John Lawrence Edens were united in marriage Sunday afternoon, September 24th, at the home of the bride’s parents, nine miles west of Appleton City, Rev. E. N. Webb, pastor of the Appleton City Baptist church, officiating.
They have the well wishes of a host of friends in their journey through life together.
(Appleton City Journal, 28 September 1922)

Sunshine News.
Miss Florence Bearce and Mr. Lawrence Eden were married Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lem Bearce, Rev. E. N. Webb officiating. May happiness and success attend them.
(Appleton City Journal, 28 September 1922)

DIEHL---WALKER
Mr. Melvin H. Walker and Mrs. Grace F. Diehl, both of Pleasant Gap were united in marriage on Wednesday afternoon at the recorder’s office in the court house, Judge B. F. Jeter officiating. They will reside on a farm in Pleasant Gap township.
---Butler Times.
(Appleton City Journal, 28 September 1922)

Sunshine News.
Mrs. Grace Diehl and Mr. Melvin Walker were quietly married Wednesday, September 20th, at Butler, Mo. Quite a number attended the charivari and wished them a long and prosperous life.
(Appleton City Journal, 28 September 1922)
 
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