Marriage Announcements /Articles
from St. Clair County Newspapers
October - December 1921



A marriage license was issued at Osceola, Saturday, to Luther Robertson of Lowry City, and Miss Lillie Veach of Fowler, Colorado, and we understand that the young people were married at Osceola, the same day. Mr. Robertson has been working for some time at the Griggs coal mine near this city. His bride, who is a daughter of Chas. Veach of Lowry City, has been visiting relatives here for several months. Lowry City friends of the young couple will wish them much happiness, we are sure.
(Lowry City Independent, 6 October 1921)

 Lewis Items.
Luther Robinson and Miss Lillie Veach, both of Lowry City, were married in Osceola Saturday. Both are well known in this neighborhood.
(Appleton City Journal, 6 October 1921)

   Mrs. J. M. Varns invited a number of friends to a shower in honor of her niece, Miss Jerusha Rains, who was married Saturday.
(Appleton City Journal, 6 October 1921)

   Miss Jerusha Rains and Mr. Roy Young were married at 4 o’clock Saturday evening at the home of the bride’s father, Mr. Robt. Rains, in the presence of a large number of relatives. They received many nice presents. Saturday night they were serenaded by a charivari crowd, who enjoyed the apples, candy and cigars on which they were treated. We wish them much joy.
(Appleton City Journal, 6 October 1921)

AGED COUPLE WEDS
Mr. John Covey of this city and Mrs. Susan Akins, also of this city, were united in marriage at the court house in Butler last Thursday afternoon. The groom is 76 years of age and is too well known by readers of this paper to call for an introduction. His bride is ten years younger. She came here a few months ago from California and has been making her home with her nephew, Ed Green and other relatives in this vicinity. The newlyweds are now “at home” at the Covey residence, and congratulations are being extended to them by their many friends.
(Appleton City Journal, 6 October 1921)

   From last week’s St. Clair County Republican:  A quiet home wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniels last evening, the contracting parties being their daughter, Miss Olive, and Mr. Clyde Tinsley, all of this city, Rev. H. A. Howard of the Presbyterian church officiating. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Tinsley of this city, was a sailor in the World War and since his return has been carrier on route 4. He is a young man of exemplary habits and has during his residence here drawn about him many friends. Miss Daniels is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniels, was born and reared in Osceola, was a popular teacher in our public school and by her sunny disposition acquired a wide circle of friends who join in wishing herself and husband many years of unalloyed happiness and prosperity. Only a limited number of relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony, after which delicious ice cream, white and dark cake were served. The happy young couple were the recipients of a number of presents. For some time Mr. Tinsley has had a neat bungalow in process of construction in the south suburbs of this city and at the time of the wedding it was practically finished and furnished. They left this morning for a motor trip of about ten days to Springfield, this state, and Coffeyville, Kansas, and upon their return will be at home in this city.
(Lowry City Independent, 13 October 1921)

 ARTHUR GROB WEDS
 
Relatives here received the news this week of the marriage of Arthur Grob, formerly of this city, but now of El Paso, Texas, to Miss Rose Vermillion, also of El Paso. They will make their home in that city.
 The groom was born near Papinsville and later moved to this city where he lived until going to El Paso something like ten years ago. He has been in the railway mail service, having a good run out of El Paso, but expects to assume the duties of chief clerk of the El Paso post office, next month. He served as assistant postmaster in this city under John A. Gilbreath and also under Edward Myers and filled his duties very satisfactorily.
The bride is not known here but “Cotton’s” many friends back home have assurance that he took his time and made a choice selection from the multitude of fair damsels thru-out the land. Congratulations are extended from his  many friends here.
(Appleton City Journal, 13 October 1921)

PAUL W. MILLER WEDS
  
Paul W. Miller surprised home folks and friends in this city last week by coming in for a visit and bringing with him a bride of a few days. The fortunate young lady was formerly Miss Bettie Allen of Ponca City, Okla., and that is where the groom has been employed for some time. He is now holding down the position of chief draftsman for the Marland Refining Co., besides being in charge of important construction work for that company.
 Paul was born and reared in Appleton City, being the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Miller. He is too well known by our people to give further comment along that line. Since finishing his education he has been actively engaged in his line of work away from home most of the time and is rapidly making his mark in the world and his late step in the matrimonial world is one that will mark an important event of his life. The bride is not known here, but judging from the choice she made in a life partner she will measure up to his high standard.
Their friends here and elsewhere extend congratulations to them for a happy and prosperous wedded life.
(Appleton City Journal, 13 October 1921)

CHASTAIN---DICKBREDER
 Miss Sallie Lee Chastain and Mr. William C. Dickbredder(sic), both of the Rockville country, were married at the parsonage of the Ohio Street M. E. Church by the pastor, Rev. H. A. Mitchell, Friday afternoon, October 7, 1921. They will make their home at Rockville as Mr. Dickbrader(sic) is teaching near there. ---Butler Republic Press.
(Appleton City Journal, 20 October 1921)

FLEISCHER---RAMSEY
   Albert Henry Fleischer, of the Prairie City vicinity, and Miss Lena M. Ramsey of this city, were united in marriage last Wednesday evening at the home of the officiating minister, Elder W. W. Blalock of this city. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ramsey of this city. The groom is an energetic young farmer and both have many friends who join in extending congratulations.
(Appleton City Journal, 20 October 1921)

   Albert Fleischer, oldest son of Henry Fleischer of this vicinity and Miss Ramsey of Appleton City were married last Wednesday. They have a host of friends who wish them years of happiness and prosperity.
(Appleton City Journal, 20 October 1921)

   Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sunderwirth stopped off for a few days visit with relatives here as they were returning from their wedding trip in the East. They left Sunday for their home in Tulsa, Okla.
(Appleton City Journal, 20 October 1921)

   Mr. and Mrs. G. Zellars celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary October 16th. The only guests were their daughter, Mrs. Mamie Stump of Omaha, Nebr., and Miss Emma Wood. A fine dinner was served.
(Appleton City Journal, 20 October 1921) 

   Mr. and Mrs. Chris Parker entertained at their home on Friday, Oct. 14th, for Mrs. Parker’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McGee, the day being their sixty-ninth wedding anniversary. Mr. McGee’s age is eighty-nine years and Mrs. McGee’s is eighty-six. The old couple are in fairly good health and were able to walk two blocks to the celebration. A sumptuous dinner was provided, followed by ice cream and the cutting of the “bride’s cake” which was a large white angel cake bearing the date in red figures, Oct. 14th, 1852, and Oct. 14th, 1921. After dinner Mrs. Parker introduced the company to an old fashioned wool picking, she having bought three fleeces, thus making a double header of the event which was much enjoyed by the following: Mrs. Eliza McLaughlin, Mrs. Cordelia Hitt, Mrs. Woolsey, Mr. and Mrs. John Jeffries, Miss Mary Lane, Mr. and Mrs. William McGee, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Sunderwirth were afternoon callers. Mrs. Sunderwirth bringing the bride a beautiful bouquet of autumn flowers.
(Appleton City Journal, 20 October 1921)

TURNER---HAMMOND
  At the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Grover Turner of Redfield, Iowa, on Wednesday evening, October 19, occurred the marriage of Miss Dorothy D. Hammond of Kansas City, daughter of Mrs. Lee Antoinette Hammond, to Mr. Gilman Joseph Turner of Redfield, Iowa, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Turner.
Promptly at 8 o’clock, the bridal party descended the stairs to the strains of “Oh Promise Me.”
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mutchler, pastor of the Grant Park Church of Christ, of Des Moines.
 Miss Elizabeth Turner sister of the groom, acted as bridesmaid and John F. Turner, Jr. was the best man. Little Margaret and Marie Hockett carried the ring in a basket of roses.
The bride wore a beautiful dress of white chiffon over satin. Her veil was held in place with a wreath of lilies of the valley. She carried white roses.
The bridesmaid was dressed in blue georgette and carried American Beauty roses.
The groom was dressed in dark blue serge.
The bride was reared and has taught school in this community and has a host of friends here.
The groom is a prosperous farmer near Redfield, and is a young man of sterling qualities.
A dainty two course luncheon was served to thirty guests.
 The young couple will make their home with the groom’s parents until spring, when they will move into their new home which is now in the process of construction on the groom’s farm.
(Lowry City Independent, 27 October 1921)

    Mr. James Long and Mrs. Henrietta Ditty hied themselves off to Osceola last Wednesday and returned “man and wife.” Rev. Lawler performed the ceremony, and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Dingus acting as witnesses. They came back to Lowry City for the afternoon program of the “Farmers’ County Convention.”
(Appleton City Journal, 27 October 1921)

   We were about to forget to report the charivari on Mr. and Mrs. James Long last Wednesday night. There were about 100 present. It took only a few minutes of the awful noise to cause the bride and groom to open up the door and invite the crowd in, where they had candy and cigars waiting as a treat. After a short time spent socially the crowd left, wishing them a happy voyage down the western slope of  life.
(Appleton City Journal, 27 October 1921)

   A local item in last week’s Osceola Republican states that Mr. Jas. D. Long and Mrs. Elizabeth Ditty, both of Appleton City, were united in marriage in Osceola last Wednesday by Rev. B. F. Lawler. We have no other particulars of the wedding.
(Appleton City Journal, 27 October 1921)                    

FUGITT---MILLER
 Leonard F. Fugitt and Miss Willie M. Miller were united in marriage at Springfield, Missouri, at 3 o’clock, Wednesday afternoon, October 26, 1921, the Rev. Owen Kellison, of Republic, Missouri, solemnizing the sacred rite.
Mr. Fugitt, who is unknown to most residents of this city, is a farmer and stock raiser near Republic, Missouri.
 His bride is a daughter of C. M. Miller of Lowry City. She was reared in this community, attended the public schools here, and taught a term in the Short school southwest of this city. Last year she taught in the schools at Republic, and was so well liked at that place that she was re-engaged to teach there again this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Fugitt will make their home on a farm near Republic.
 The Independent joins the bride’s many friends in Lowry City and surrounding communities, in wishing the newly-weds a long and happy married life.
(Lowry City Independent, 3 November 1921)

 MISS LILLIAN SCHUCHMAN WEDS
 
Friends in this city received announcements recently of the marriage of Miss Lillian Schuchman, formerly of this city, to Mr. Louis William Heisel. The wedding took place at St. Louis, October 26th. They expect to make their home at Brunswick, Mo. Many readers of this paper will remember the Schuchman family as former residents of this city and it will be news to them to hear of this wedding.
(Appleton City Journal, 10 November 1921)

   Miss Bulah Garrison and Mr. Lester Heath, both of Taberville, were united in marriage at Nevada the past week. They made a short trip to Kansas City and are now at home on the Josh Sandage place near Taberville. Their many friends extend congratulations.
(Appleton City Journal, 10 November 1921)

   Willard M. Walker and Miss Nellie Conrad, both of the Damascus vicinity four miles southeast of Lowry City, were united in marriage, November 7, at Osceola, by George W. Davies, justice of the peace. The Independent joins the many friends of this young couple, in wishing them a happy and prosperous wedded life.
(Lowry City Independent, 17 November 1921)

    Mr. and Mrs. Lester Heath returned last Sunday evening from their wedding trip to Kansas City, and spent the evening with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Huffman, after which they took them to the parental home of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Garrison. The young couple are now at home to their many friends at the Sandage place near Taberville. They were serenaded the following Thursday evening.
(Appleton City Journal, 17 November 1921)

   Calvin Jones of Rockville and Miss Nellie Ray of Iconium, were united in marriage by the Rev. J. M. Hawkins at his home in this city, at one o’clock, Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 2, 1921. The bride is a daughter of James Ray of the Smith Bend neighborhood, this county. Mr. Jones is a farmer living on Route 3, out of Rockville, and we understand that the newlyweds will make their home on a farm in that neighborhood. They have the Independent’s best wishes for a happy married life. ---Lowry City Independent.
(Appleton City Journal, 17 November 1921)

   From the Montrose Tidings we learn that Miss Flossie Green of this city and Mr. Lawrence Mannen, of Montrose, were united in marriage at the home of Rev. Shockey, the officiating minister, on Nov. 10th. The bride’s many friends in this section extend congratulations.
(Appleton City Journal, 24 November 1921)

   Willard M. Walker and Miss Nellie Conrad, both of the Damascus vicinity, four miles southeast of Lowry City, were united in marriage, November 7, at Osceola, by Geo. W. Davies, justice of the peace. The Independent joins the many friends of this young couple in wishing them a happy and prosperous wedded life. ---Lowry City Independent.
(Appleton City Journal, 24 November 1921)

NOLL---SNYDER
   Mr. W. T. Noll and Mrs. Hettie E. Snyder of Lowry City, Missouri, were united in marriage at Springfield, Missouri, at 7 o’clock, Thanksgiving evening, November 24, 1921, at the home of the Rev. Cowden, a minister of the Presbyterian church, who performed the ceremony.
Both Mr. Noll and wife have been residents of Lowry City for a number of years, and need no introduction to readers of the Independent. They have a host of friends in this part of the country, who will wish them much happiness.
On Friday they left Springfield for Hot Springs, Arkansas, where they remained until Sunday morning, when they returned to Springfield, and visited at the home of B. L. Utt, a friend of Mr. Noll, until Tuesday, returning to Lowry City that evening.
They will make their home in Clinton, where Mr. Noll owns residence property, and Clinton will gain two good citizens.
(Lowry City Independent, 1 December 1921)

   Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Langford of Lowry City, received the following announcement, that will be of interest to many of our readers:  Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Ledbetter announce the marriage of their daughter, Dixie Lucille, to Luther E. Culver, which took place at Grace M. E. Church, the Rev. Hunt officiating. The ring ceremony was used. Mr. Culver is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Culver of Walnut Grove. He is associated with the American Tailors. Mr. and Mrs. Culver will reside at 707 S. Market.
(Lowry City Independent, 1 December 1921)

 FRANK YODER WEDS
 
Readers of the Journal will be interested to learn of the marriage of Mr. Frank Yoder, youngest son of Mrs. Mary Yoder, of this city, to Miss Ruth Christian of Sedalia. The wedding took place in St. Louis, on last Thursday afternoon, the groom being employed as a bookkeeper in the government building in that city. The bride was formerly employed in a large dry goods store in Sedalia and is spoken of as an excellent lady. The groom was reared in Appleton City and has made his mark in the business world. He is a fine young man and we bespeak a bright future for the happy young couple.
(Appleton City Journal, 1 December 1921)

NIEMANN---STEVENER
Miss Minnie Stevener and Mr. Will Niemann motored to Butler Wednesday November 23, 1921, where they were united in marriage by Rev. Mitchell, pastor of the M. E. church. They were accompanied by the bride’s sister, Miss Susie Stevener, and Mr. James Messick.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. A. Stevener of this city. She has been employed as a telephone operator here for the past three years and her sweet voice will be missed by many subscribers. The groom is also well and favorably known in this community for his sociable way toward everyone.
They will make their home in the city for the present. They have the best wishes and congratulations of everyone.
(Appleton City Journal, 1 December 1921)

Eastern Bates.
 On Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, Miss Ruby Snodgrass and Mr. Ray Hefman were united in marriage by Justice B. F. Jeter at his office in Butler. They will live on a farm near Spruce. We wish them a long and happy life.
(Appleton City Journal, 1 December 1921)

Pleasant Gap.
 We heard the wedding bells are going to ring November 30th for Carlie Durst and Miss Theo Burkhart. We wish them a long and happy life.
(Appleton City Journal, 1 December 1921)

Taberville Items.
  Doc Carroll and Mrs. Paxton, of Taberville, were married in Nevada Wednesday. They were charivaried that night at their home in Taberville by a large number of friends, who extend to them their heartiest congratulations.
(Appleton City Journal, 15 December 1921)

HODGMAN---McCALMON
 Walter L. Hodgman and Miss Essie Ethel McCalmon were united in marriage at 9:30 o’clock Christmas morning, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. White of Lowry City, Mr. T. R. White, the groom’s father, officiating at the ceremony.
The bride is a resident of Creighton, Missouri, where she has made her home with her mother, and is not known here. She became acquainted with Mr. Hodgman while a patient at the Clinton hospital, where he was an employee, which acquaintance finally resulted in their marriage.
Mr. Hodgman, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. White of Lowry City, is known to the people of this city and vicinity as an industrious and obliging young man, and we are sure that his friends will join the Independent in wishing the newly-weds much happiness throughout the years to come.
Mr. and Mrs. Hodgman have not definitely decided as to their plans for the future, we understand. They went up to Creighton, Sunday morning for a visit with the bride’s mother.
(Lowry City Independent, 29 December 1921)

HOOVER---MOORE
Henry Lonzo Hoover and Miss Rosa Moore were united in marriage by the Rev. E. Hinkle, at 7 o’clock, Tuesday evening, December 27, at the M. E. South church in Lowry City.
  Both young people are well known here. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hoover of Lowry City. His bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Moore of north of this city. Both are active in young people’s work in the M. E. South church, and have numerous friends in Lowry City and vicinity, who, we are sure will join the Independent in wishing them much happiness.
For the present they will make their home with the groom’s brother, Maurice Hoover and family, in this city.
(Lowry City Independent, 29 December 1921)

    Miss Ada Rice and Mr. Ray Williamson, well known young people of the Ohio vicinity, were united in marriage at the home of the officiating minister Elder W. W. Blalock in Appleton City last Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock. They have the best wishes of a large number of friends for a long and happy wedded life.
(Appleton City Journal, 29 December 1921)

Breezes From The East.
Ray Williamson and Miss Ada Rice went to Appleton City Wednesday afternoon and came back husband and wife. Congratulations.
(Appleton City Journal, 29 December 1921)

   Chester Carpenter and Miss Crystal Shoemaker betook themselves to Osceola Thursday and were married. Their friends wish them much happiness and prosperity.
(Appleton City Journal, 29 December 1921)

   Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Sunderwirth entertained at 12 o’clock dinner Monday Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heyle (who were recently married), and Mrs. Thomas Hirni and family of Appleton City, Mrs. Hirni being a sister of the bride. Mrs. Heyle and Mrs. Hirni are nieces of Mrs. Sunderwirth.
(Appleton City Journal, 29 December 1921)

PIPES---KELLAND
  Miss Violet Kelland, of Montrose, and Mr. Louis Pipes, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Pipes, of near this city, were united in marriage at the home of Frank Kelland in Montrose, last Thursday. They will live on the __. H. Brown place northwest of this city. Their many friends join in extending hearty congratulations.
(Appleton City Journal, 29 December 1921)
 

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