Marriage Announcements /Articles
from St. Clair County Newspapers
October - December 1922



 T. A. Culbertson of Roscoe and Miss Sarah Elliott of Collins and Willie Ray Culbertson and Miss Anne Laura Elliott of Collins were married in Hotel Vannice, Osceola, September 30, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite. These fine young people were accompanied by Percy Baumgarden and wife, and Miss Emma Elliott. We hearty congratulate them upon their joy and great usefullness in life and commend to them the 20th Psalm, first seven verses.
(St. Clair County Republican, 5 October 1922)

Miss Sarah Brissey and Ase Culbertson were married at Osceola last Saturday, September 28th. They will make their home at the home of the latter’s parents. We wish these young people a happy future.
(St. Clair County Republican, 12 October 1922)

Married in Kansas
A very quiet wedding occurred Monday evening, October 9, 1922, at 7 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Heath of Stafford, Kansas, the Rev. Wheeler of the Christian church of that place officiating.
The contracting parties were Mr. James G. Dark of Stafford, Kansas, and Mrs. Lela Gertrude Keller of Kansas City, Missouri.
“Bert”, as he is better known, is a son of Mrs. Belle Dark, and is well known to many people in this part of St. Clair county, as he was reared in the Chalk Level neighborhood. He is also well known in Deepwater, having spent several years there previous to going to Stafford thirteen years ago, where he has been actively engaged in farming the past few years.
The bride is a daughter of W. J. Evans of Buffalo, Missouri, and was chairman of the Woman’s Committee Council of National Defense of Dallas county, Missouri. She also was an active Red Cross worker during the World War.
Mr. and Mrs. Dark will be at home to their friends on a farm southwest of Stafford after October 15.
(Lowry City Independent, 12 October 1922)

Eastern Bates.
Miss Florence Gragg and Mr. Earl Taylor were quietly married last week. They will live with his father for a while. The young folks serenaded them with an old time charivari Saturday night. We wish them a happy wedded life.
(Appleton City Journal, 19 October 1922)

James G. Dark, a former resident of the Chalk Level neighborhood in this county, and now residing at Stafford, Kans., and Mrs. Lula Gertrude Kelle of Kansas City, were married at Stafford, October 9th.
(Appleton City Journal, 19 October 1922)

Montrose Notes.
From the Tidings:
At the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose Wednesday morning, Herman Arens and Miss Vera Medek were united in marriage by the pastor, Rev. Wm. Hovestadt. The groom is the son of Mrs. Thresia Arens, and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Antone Medek. They have or some time been employed in Kansas City where they will make their home.
(Appleton City Journal, 26 October 1922)

Their 50th Anniversary
Just fifty years ago, the seventeenth day of October, 1872, Mr. W. P. Caudle and Miss Nannie Davis, with a merry party, went to the town of Carlinsville, Illinois and were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, by W. W. Freeman of that place, in one of the finest buildings that in that day was to be found in the state of Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. Caudle were born in the old blue grass country in the state of Kentucky, and there grew to manhood and womanhood, going from there to Illinois where they were married and lived for some time. They came to Missouri, in 1875 and settled on a farm two and one-half miles east of Lowry City. They lived there until about 24 years ago, when they bought property in Lowry City, which has since been their home.
Mrs. Caudle decided to celebrate their fiftieth wedding day by entertaining a few of their friends at dinner, and prepared a nice dinner of the kind which Kentucky girls of other days learned how to cook. It certainly was a dinner with the many good things that would suit the appetites of all---chicken, salads, cake, pie and many other viands. The chicken was served from a dish over 100 years old. Mrs. Caudle’s brother, Tom Davis set the wedding table fifty years ago, so Mr. Caudle took his place at the fiftieth anniversary dinner and set the table.
Mr. and Mrs. Caudle have lived together fifty years and have never been apart far enough to write a card or letter to one another.
There are not many couples who can have the pleasure of staying together as long as these good old people.
--A FRIEND
(Lowry City Independent, 26 October 1922)

Miss Mary Sutton and Ulysses Lacquement of Collins were married at Osceola last Saturday. Their friends wish them a long and successful life.
(St. Clair County Republican, 2 November 1922)

Ulysses G. Lacqument and Miss Mary A. Sutton were married in Hotel Vannice, Osceola, October 28, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite. Mr. Lacqument is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lacqument of Collins, and Miss Sutton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sutton of Roscoe, Mo. The bride is one of St. Clair county’s teachers. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hensely and Mrs. W. A. Glenn. It is a pleasure to introduce Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Lacqument.
B. F. Lawler
(St. Clair County Republican, 2 November 1922)

Marriage Licenses
Marriage licenses issued by the county recorder at Osceola, during the week ending Saturday follow:
Ulysses Lacquem---------------------------------Collins
Mary A. Sutton------------------------------------Roscoe

Ora W. Tally---------------------------------------Lowry City
Katie Ashinhust-----------------------------------Bentonville
(Lowry City Independent, 2 November 1922)

BRINN---MOTE
On Friday, November 3, Mr. Fred Brinn of near Vista, and Mrs. Mary Mote of Lowry City, were united in marriage the ceremony taking place at Deepwater, with the Rev. H. C. Newman, officiating. Mr. Brinn is a farmer and he and Mrs. Brinn will reside on his farm near Vista.
(Lowry City Independent, 9 November 1922)

Marriage Licenses
Marriage licenses issued by the county recorder at Osceola, during the week ending Saturday follow:
Fred W. Brinn------------------------------------Osceola
Mary S. Mote-------------------------------------Lowry City

D. S. Sink, Jr.------------------------------------Kansas City
Mildred Warren---------------------------------Kansas City
(Lowry City Independent, 9 November 1922)

Mr. E. B. Underwood and Mrs. Myrtle Adair were married October 25.
(Lowry City Independent, 9 November 1922)

Iconium, November 6.
Susie and Jewel Copenhaver went to Kansas City last Tuesday, and since the announcements have been received of Susie’s marriage to Edgar Urton on Wednesday.
(Lowry City Independent, 9 November 1922)

Marriage Licenses.
Marriage licenses issued by the county recorder at Osceola, during the week ending Saturday follow:
Everett G. Foster----------------------------------Lowry City
Ruby E. Roberts----------------------------------Lowry City

H. E. Jones----------------------------------------Gerster
Edith Higdon Moffet----------------------------Weaubleau

Ed Prough-----------------------------------------Gerster
Mary Jane Lord-----------------------------------Gerster
(Lowry City Independent, 16 November 1922)

Mrs. J. Y. Wilson is in receipt of announcement of the marriage of Horace C. Halland and Miss Lee Clardy, both of Turlock, California, which occurred on Wednesday, November 15th. They are at home at 124 Little Cable. The bride is a St. Clair county young lady, having resided in the county most if not all her life until removing to Oregon and later to California a number of years since. For some years prior to removing to the West she made her home in Osceola where she has many friends who join in wishing herself and husband many years of happiness and prosperity. She is a sister of Mrs. Rachel Nicholes of Osceola and Mrs. J. W. Greeson of Taberville.
(St. Clair County Republican, 23 November 1922)

Miss Geneva Tucker and Clarence Little were married in Weaubleau by Dr. Birsong on Wednesday November 15. We extend them our best congratulations.
(St. Clair County Republican, 23 November 1922)

A. L. Greathouse has received word of the marriage of his son Fred. He was married in Portland, Maine, October 15. From there he moved to Youngstown, Ohio. We did not learn the bride’s name.
(St. Clair County Republican, 23 November 1922)

Miss Gladys Layher, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Layher, was married at Butler November 14th, to Mr. Roy Mock, twin son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mock. The many friends of this popular young couple wish them a long, happy, and useful life.
(Appleton City Journal, 23 November 1922)

Miss Alma Brinegar and Warren Shockley were married in Osceola Wednesday, November 22.
(St. Clair County Republican, 30 November 1922)

Marriage Licenses
Marriage licenses were issued by the county recorder to the following couples during the week ending Saturday night:
Patick Estes………………………………...Roscoe
Maye Carriker………………………………Roscoe

Warren Shockley…………………………Weaubleau
Alma Brinegar………………………………Collins
(Lowry City Independent, 30 November 1922)

Mr. Eugene Siegismund and Miss Esta Carlew, of Taberville, were recently married. Friends of the couple extend congratulations.
(Appleton City Journal, 30 November 1922)

MARRIED IN IDAHO
The Journal is in receipt of an announcement of the wedding of Chas. Vorheese Boggan and Mary Kathryn Pharis on November 18, 1922, at Lewiston, Idaho.
They will make their home at Asotin, Washington.
Mrs. Boggan is the daughter of George W. Pharis, and was born and raised on the Pharis farm a few miles west of here. She was a student in the Appleton City Academy and one of the successful teachers of the community.
The Journal joins a host of the friends of her girlhood in wishes for a happy life in the western land.
(Appleton City Journal, 30 November 1922)

Marriage Licenses.
Marriage licenses issued by the county recorder at Osceola, during the week ending Saturday follow:
Fred Stiles--------------------------------------Vista
Bertha Purchase--------------------------------Vista

A. F. Richey-------------------------------------Monegaw Springs
Bessie Mistler-----------------------------------Monegaw Springs

Grover S. Terry---------------------------------Osceola
Mary Walden------------------------------------Osceola
(Lowry City Independent, 7 December 1922)

William Ramsey and Miss Sadie Beard were married at Rich Hill Thursday. Mr. Ramsey is the owner of the Johnstown Telephone system and Mrs. Ramsey is the daughter of Mrs. John Kretzinger. They will make their home on the groom’s farm just north of Johnstown. We wish them all kinds of happiness and prosperity.
(Appleton City Journal, 7 December 1922)

The young people of this community charivaried Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Terry at the A. E. Jackson home Monday night. Mrs. Terry will be remembered by friends here as Miss Ivah Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Terry met while attending business college in Kansas City. They go from here to California to make their home. We wish for them a long and prosperous life.
(St. Clair County Republican, 14 December 1922)

Allen Tucker who has been working for some time for Fred and Harry Foote was married to Miss Olga Gump a few days since. We wish them a long and happy life together. They were married in Osceola December 9th.
(St. Clair County Republican, 14 December 1922)

J. A. Tucker and Miss Olive Gump of Weaubleau were married in Hotel Vannice, December 9th, 1922, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite. They were attended by Paul Tucker, a brother to the groom, and Miss Margie Gump, sister to the bride. Mrs. Vannice and Mrs. Pyatt witnessed the marriage. These fine young folks have many friends whom we join in congratulations upon their happy marriage. --- B. F. Lawler.
(St. Clair County Republican, 14 December 1922)

From Sunday’s Kansas City Journal-Post we clip the following item: “Excelsior Springs, Missouri, December 9.--- A wedding of more than usual importance occurred here yesterday evening, when John Postlewaite, 73 years old, was married to Mrs. Rebecca Layman, 72. The couple have known each other for many years. For several years the groom has resided at Topeka, Kansas, but is well known to many people of this section and is one of the pioneers. The bride has resided in Excelsior Springs for a number of years, coming here from Illinois.” Lowry City relatives and friends believe that the gentleman concerned is a former resident of the Chalk Level neighborhood, and the father of John Postlewait of the Short district, although no word of the wedding had been received by the son up to Monday of this week. However, Mr. Postlewaite’s many friends in St. Clair county wish the newlyweds much happiness.
(Lowry City Independent, 14 December 1922)

Lewis Items. December 11.
The young people of this community charivaried Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Terry at the A. E. Jackson home, Monday night. Mrs. Terry will be remembered by friends here as Miss Ivah Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Terry met while attending business college in Kansas City. His home is near Fresno, California. They go from here to California, to make their home. We wish for them a long and prosperous life.
(Lowry City Independent, 14 December 1922)

Rockville Department.
Harry Jeffries, of Falls City, Neb., who was recently married, came in last Friday, with his wife, for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Jeffries, little daughter, Martha, and other relatives.
(Appleton City Journal, 14 December 1922)

Rockville Department.
Mabel Allison and Russell Jones motored to Clinton Saturday and returned man and wife. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Lewis. Mabel is among St. Clair’s best teachers. Hoover school district will regret the loss of one like her as she is teaching her fourth term of school there. All join in wishing them a long and happy wedded life.
(Appleton City Journal, 14 December 1922)

Lewis Items.
The young people of this community charivaried Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Terry Monday night.
(Appleton City Journal, 14 December 1922)

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Glover, aged 71 and 65, respectively, of El Dorado Springs, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Monday of this week at their home there. More than 50 attended the banquet at the Glover residence.
(Appleton City Journal, 21 December 1922)

Congratulations--- Gertie Duckering and Earl Chitwood of Kansas City were married Sunday at the Duckering home.
(St. Clair County Republican, 28 December 1922)

The wedding of Tom Cunningham of Quincy and Mrs. Jane Estes was a surprise to many.
(St. Clair County Republican, 28 December 1922)

Clarence O. Dukes and Miss Gladys J. Love were married in Hotel Vannice, December 27, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite. They were accompanied by Troy Love and Pearl Love, brother and sister of the bride, Lee Cary, Eudell Gover, George Feaster and Miss Edna Copenhaver. Mr. Dukes is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Dukes and Miss Love is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Love of Iconium. The bride and groom will be at home to their friends near Higginsville, Mo. We join their many friends in congratulations.--- B. F. Lawler.
(St. Clair County Republican, 28 December 1922)

Ross A. Brooks of Depew, Oklahoma, and Miss Eva Price Urich were married in the home of Mrs. Laura Urich, mother of the bride, December 26th, Rev. B. F. Lawler solemnizing the sacred rite. Little Miss Lucile Brown carried the fine ring in a red rose and the groom placed it upon the hand of his bride as part of the ceremony. Mr. Brooks is son of H. A. Brooks and is a contractor in an extensive business, his office being in Depew, Oklahoma. Miss Urich is a daughter of Mrs. Laura Urich of Osceola and she has been a prominent teacher seven years. She leaves many friends to take up her home in Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brown and other relatives and friends witnessed the marriage. Fond wishes from many friends follow them to their new home.--- B. F. Lawler.
(St. Clair County Republican, 28 December 1922)

A quiet wedding occurred at the home of Will Duckering, about two miles southwest of Roscoe Sunday, December 24th, 1922, at 11:50 a.m. the contracting parties being Earl Chitwood of Kansas City and Miss Gertie Duckering, the wedding ceremony being pronounced by Rev. Ben Zener. Immediately following the marriage ceremony the guests were invited to the dining room where a bountiful dinner was served the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. Terrel and son, Mr. and Mrs. Souther and children, Mr. and Mrs. Ripley and children, Mrs. Chas. Francis, Mrs. Robert McCullick and daughter, Misses Mildred and Vesta Hays, Josephine and Maggie Elliott. The groom is in the employ of the Standard Oil Company at Kansas City and enjoys the confidence of a host of friends, while Miss Duckering is well known and a popular young lady of the Roscoe community. Hearty congratulations and good wishes of hosts of friends accompanied them to their future home in Kansas City.
(St. Clair County Republican, 28 December 1922)

Submitted by: Karen Foreman