There was a quiet wedding at the residence of Mr.
Samuel Brown on Wednesday evening, Jan. 8th. The contracting
parties were Hon. Granville Stuart, of Fort Maginnis and Mrs.
Alice B. Fairfield, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Brown. Rev. Wm.
Cobbleigh officiating. The bride wore a lovely pearl silk
dress, trimmed with point lace. The happy couple left Thursday
morning for Helena and Fort Benton. Mr. Stuart being summoned
to the latter place to attend a lawsuit in which the cattle company
of which he is member is interested. The Bugle joins in
Bitter Root Bugle, January 10, 1890
March 6, at the home of the bridegroom's father,
J.H. Donaldson, Frank H. Donaldson and Miss Mabel Salght, both of
Pyrites, Ravalli County, Rev. R.B. Swift officiating. After the
marriage, at high noon, a sumptuous dinner was served, which was
very much enjoyed by the company of favored guests.
Northwest Tribune, March 14, 1902
Tenth Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Popham celebrated
the tenth anniversary of their wedding on Saturday evening at their
home near Corvallis. Over thirty five guests were present and the
evening was pleasantly passed with various games and music. Mrs.
Florence Hoblett rendered two beautivul solos and Rev. White, Miss
Laws and Miss Romney also presented various selections of vocal aand
Refreshments were served at 11 o'clock and
shortly after midnight the guests departed wishing their host and
hostess many happy returns of the day. Many useful and ornamental
presents were received.
Following are the names of those present: Messrs.
and Mesdames White, Cobleigh, Hoblitt, Hull, Snell, Smithy, Simpson,
Smith, Cobb, Kern, Price; Messrs. Romney, Popham, Laws; Mesdames
Wood, Hope, Carpenter; Misses McDowell, Simpson, Summers, Wood,
Romney and Hall.
The Western News, March 7, 1906
Miss Jane Darbee Becomes Wife of Lamar Chaffin
They take the train for the west to spend the honeymoon -
Will make their home at Missoula when they return
Missoula, Nov. 22 - At a home wedding here tonight, at which were
present only the members of the immediate families of the
contracting parties, Miss Jane Darbee, the only daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. F.L. Darbee, became the wife of Lamar Chaffin, a well-known
young man of the Bitter Root valley. The ceremony took place at the
home of the bride, on East Main street, at 9 o’clock, Rev. J.H.
McJunkin conducting the service. Immediately after the ceremony, the
party sat down to a dainty wedding suppler, after which the young
people were escorted to the train by a large number of friends, who
broke in upon them unannounced. They left for the west for their
honeymoon trip. They will go as far as Portland and expect to return
to make their home in Missoula for the winter, in about 10 days.
The bride is one of Missoula’s most charming
daughters and has a wide circle of friends here, where she has lived
with her parents most of her life. She has a sweet and lovable
disposition and Mr. Chaffin is counted a “lucky boy” by all of his
friends. Mr. Chaffin is one of the best known young men of the
Bitter Root valley, where he has been engaged in the stock business
for a number of years with remarkable success. He numbers many
friends in this community.
The Anaconda Standard, November 23, 1906
Quiet Home Wedding
The wedding of Miss Grace Laws to Thomas Kane
was solemized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B.
Laws, at Corvallis Sunday afternoon. Rev. Wm cobleigh, an old friend of
the bride's family, performed the ceremony. About thirty relatives and
friends witnessed the union.
The bride is an unusually accomplished young woman.
Before graduating from Hamilton high school, she was amember of the
1907 debating team, which won the championship of Montana. her
refinement and attractiveness have made her a favority with many. Mr.
Kane is a young man of ability and enjoys a wide acquaintance and
respect. He has been a reident of the valley for a number of years.
Mr. and Mrs. Kane left Monday for the coast on a honeymoon trip, and will then make their home at Corvallis
The Western News, June 9, 1909
JOE ALWEIS TAKES BRIDE
Joe Alweis of Stevensville and Miss Jessie
Abrahams of Butte were united in marriage Sunday afternoon at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Lautmans, 608 Colonial Avenue, Butte by Rev.
Margolics of the Jewish Temple in the presence of a few intimate
Mr. and Mrs. Alweis arrived in Stevensville on
the afternoon train Wednesday and will make their home here where
Mr. Alweis is engaged in business. Mrs. Alweis is not known here but
Mr. Alweis has a wide circle of friends, having resided in
Stevensville for the past year. He is proprietor of the Hub clothing
store here. They are now receiving congratulations of their friends.
Northwest Tribune, December 30, 1910
Charles Nichols and Miss Lucille Goodboo were
united in marriage Saturday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Beverly Moreland, Rev. J.L. Johnson being the officiating minister.
The ceremony was performed in the presence of only a few relatives
and intimate friends. They will make their home in Stevensville,
where Mr. Nichols is head waiter at the Hotel Stevensville.
Northwest Tribune, December 30, 1910
WEDDING AT HELENA: BRIDE A FORMER RESIDENT OF CORVALLIS
A pretty wedding occurred at the home of Thomas
Burroughs at Helena on December 21, when Miss Matilda Burroughs
became the bride of George W. Cramer. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Charles W. Barnes, pastor of the First Christian Church,
assisted by Rev. Edwin M. Ellis, an old-time friend of the bride's
family. About twenty-five guests were present, all being intimate
friends of the contracting parties. Miss Jessie Baxter acted as
bridesmaid and A.L. King as best man.
Many beautiful and useful presents were received,
among them being many pieces of hand-painted china, cut glass and
linen. Mrs. Cramer is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Burroughs and is well known in the Bitter Root valley, as the
greater part of her life was spent near Corvallis. Mr. Cramer is a
conductor in the employ of the helena Light and Railway Company, and
has resided in the capital city for the past three years. Mr. and
Mrs. Cramer will make their home in Helena.
Ravalli Republican, December 30, 1910
JOHN A. WETZSTEON WEDS MISS GRACE CROOKS
John A. Wetzsteon of Sula and Miss Grace Crooks
of Charlotte, Michigan, were quietly married Saturday evening at the
home of the bride's uncle, A.W. Vogt of Hamilton. Rev. F.T. Spencer,
pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, performed the ceremony in
the presence of immediate family relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Wetzsteon left the following morning
for Butte, where they will spend a week. Mr. Wetzsteon is a delegate
to the democratic state convention and will attend this gathering
while there. Upon their return, they will take up residence in Sula,
where Mr. Wetzsteon is a prosperous farmer and stockman.
The bride was a missionary to China for a number
of years having served as principal of a school for girls at Chin
Klang for six years. She is a woman of high edication, broad
experience and charming personality. She took an M.A. degree at the
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Mr. Wetzsteon is a man of splendid traits of
character and is liked by all who know him. He has been a resident
at Sula for about 25 years and during that time has formed a wide
acquaintance in the valley. The best wishes of his many friends are
extended to him and his bride.
The Western News, May 28, 1912
Corvallis Young People Are Happily Married
Hanson F. Bay and Miss Minnie Summers of Corvallis
surprised their friends Wednesday morning by a quiet and secret
wedding. Rev. C. Allen Burrus, pastor of the Christian church of
Corvallis, performed the ceremony. The marriage was solemized at 8
o'clock and three hours later the young people were speeding by
automobile to Missoula, whence they went to Vancouver, Seattle and
other coast cities on a honeymoon trip.
The bride is a very popular young woman at
Corvallis, where she has lived most of her life. She is a daughter of
Lafayette Summers. Mr. Bay is a Corvallis merchant, being a member of
the firm of Bay Brothers. Upon their return, Mr. and Mrs. Bay will take
up residence in a model bungalow home which the groom has just erected
The Western News, June 14, 1912
Miss Lillian Tucker Weds Charles Lear
Miss Lillian Gertrude Tucker was married last evening to John
Charles Lear. The ceremony was solemnized by Rev. R.H. Daugherty at
the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. M.L. Tucker, at Riverside in
the presence of a few relatives. Miss Tucker has for a number of
years been a teacher in the schools of the valley, while Mr. Lear
has worked in various capacities in this neighborhood. Both are
worthy young people. They will take up their residence with the best
wishes of their friends.
The Western News, June 3, 1913
Miss Elsie May Burks, daughter of H. Burks, was
united in marriage Friday to Robert Landon of Stevensville. The
ceremony was performed by Justice Whaley at Hamilton with Frank
Burks and Miss Stella Burks as witnesses. Later the briday party
drove to the Burks home near Corvallis, where twenty relatives of
the bride and groom had gathered to wish them joy. At 8 o'clock, a
sumptuous turkey supper was served. Mr. and Mrs. Landon will reside
Ben H. Butterfield and Miss Bessie Swierenga were
married Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Presbyterian manse by
Rev. J.C. Irwin. The contracting parties reside in Hamilton, where
they will make their home.
Ravalli Republican, Friday, December 10, 1915
Miss Louise Nichols Resigned as Telephone Operator to Become Mrs. J.H. Chilson.
Victor, March 9 - Miss Louise Nichols, former chief operator in the
local office of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company,
resigned her position last week and on Tuesday was married to Joseph
Herbert Chilson of Victor, the ceremony taking place in Missoula. The
couple will make their home near Polson, where Mr. Chilson has rented a
ranch. The parties are well known here and their many friends extend
Popular People Married
The married of Miss Pearl O. Wunn to Dan Morris
was made public Monday, after having been kept secret of several
days. The couple married in Butte February 26 at the Methodist
parsonage, Rev. Mitchell officiating. They returned here Sunday and
Miss Wunn resumed her position as teacher of the sixth grade in the
local school, a position she has credibly filled for two terms. Her
home was formerly Sheffield, Iowa. The groom is the second son of
Mrs. J.W. Morris, and a member of the Corvallis Drug Company. Both
are popular in Corvallis, and the congratulations of their surprised
friends were heartily accord them. They will make their home near
Ravalli Republican, March 10, 1916
Miss Vaughn Wedded to Raymond Murphy
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Vaughn and Announcement Came as a
Corvallis, November 2 - Miss Myrtle Vaughn, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Mathew Vaughn, a pioneer family of Corvallis, was united in marriage
to Raymond Murphy of Paris, Missouri in Paris October 21. The
ceremony was performed at the Presbyterian manse by Rev. Richmond.
The happy couple left immediate for Sheridan, Iowa, for a visit at
the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Freeman Carson, and later they
will make their home at Paris, where the groom is interested in the
lumber trade. Announcement of the wedding came as a surprise to the
bride’s Corvallis relatives and friends, who were expecting her home
soon. She had been visiting in the east since early in the summer.
She is a daughter of the Bitter Root and a young woman of charm,
popular here and also at Woodside, where she was employed for
several months in the post office. She and her husband expect to
come west in the spring for a visit with her relatives.
Ravalli Republican, Friday, November 3, 1916
Ethel Latcham Bride of Hugh Wylie
Miss Ethel Letitia Latcham and Mr. Hugh Wylie were
united in marriage Tuesday at noon. The marriage was solemnized at the
home of the bride’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Harry Latcham, Rev. OW. Jones
officiating. Miss Mary McLaughlin and Mr. William Rooney attended the
bride and groom. Only the immediate relative and friends were present.
Following the ceremony the bridal party repaired to the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Ike Wylie, parents of the bridegroom, where a sumptuous repast was
served. The happy couple then took the afternoon train for a brief
The bride is a native of the valley, and a most
charming and accomplished young lady and the groom is also a native of
Ravalli county and one of the most promising young men of the
community. He is engaged in the blacksmith business, he with his
brother Archie, having assumed charge of the Wylie business following
the election of their father, Ike Wylie, as sheriff. The popular young
people have the best wishes of the entire community.
The Western News, December 4, 1916
RUTH BEACH BRIDE OF ROY T. GREENUP
Miss Ruth Beach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex
Beach of this city and Roy T. Greenup of Darby, were united in
marriage on December 1, at Livingston. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. John G. Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Lester McLain, formerly of this
county, attended the bride and groom. Mr. and Mrs. Greenup spent a
couple of weeks of their honeymoon at the home of Mrs. H.E. Greenup,
mother of the bridegroom on Twin Spring ranch. The popular young
people have the best wishes of many friends.
Miss Ila Stout and Fred Johnson, both of
Hamilton, were quietly married Monday evening at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Arhie Wylie. Rev. F.J. Salsman performed the ceremony in the
presence of a few friends and relatives. The young couple left
Tuesday for Missoula for a short honeymoon. Mrs. Archie Wylie gave a
kitchen shower Monday in honor of Miss Ila Stout. Twelve ladies were
present and they showered the bride with a number of useful gifts.
The Western News, Thursday, December 20, 1917
Miss Georgia Dennis, daughter of L.P. Dennis of
Victor, and J.D. Nye of Spokane, were married at 5 o’clock
Saturday afternoon at the parsonage of the First Methodist church.
Rev. Charles E. Crouch, D.D. performed the ceremony in the presence
of a few friends. After a short visit in Victor, Mr. and Mrs. Nye
left Sunday afternoon to make their home at Spokane.
Ravalli Republican, February 8, 1918
A PRETTY HOME WEDDING TUESDAY
The pretty home wedding, which occurred at the
E.D. Carpenter home Tuesday evening, when Dorris Carpenter became
the bride of Barton Barnard, was the culmination of a romance which
had its beginning in South Dakota, where the young people were
childhood playmates. Rev. D.C. Brown, of Outlook, Washington,
intimate friend and former pastor of both families, assisted by Rev.
J.C. Irwin, officiated.
The bride, gowned in white taffeta and georgette
crepe, carrying peonies, was accompanied by Ina Barnard, a sister of
the groom. She wore pink crepe de chene and carried pink peonies.
The groom was supported by Fred Carpenter, brother of the bride, and
Gladys Carpenter played the wedding march. The house was beautifully
decorated for the occasion in pink and white peonies and ferns, and
the ceremony was witnessed by relatives and near friends.
The young people left after the ceremony on a
series of short motor trips about the valley and they will leave in
a few days for Reardon, Washington, where the groom has a large
wheat ranch. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.D.
Carpenter, a lovely young lady, with a wide circle of friends, who
wish her great happiness. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Barnard of Reardon, Washington. A splendid young man of unusual
capabilities, well-thought of by all who know him.
The Western News, March 20, 1918
MARY O'HARA WEDS LIEUT. BUTZERIN
An unusually pretty home wedding occurred this
morning at the O'Hara residence, when Miss Mary Francis O'Hara
became the bride of Second Lieutenant Arthur J. Butzerin. Father
Stack of Missoula, in the absence of Father Dunne, officiated.
A long table, placed in a large window and banked
with flowers, served as the altar before which the ceremony was
read. The guests, about fifty in number, were gathered in the large
living room and just before the wedding march was played, Louise
Murray and Helen Fitzgibbon unrolled the white ribbon which formed
the aisle for the bridal party.
Miss Frances Hughes carried the bride's bouquet,
and Miss Geraldine O'Hara attended the bride. Lawrence Wanderer
acted as groomsman. The bride was gowned in a simple white frock and
made a charming war bride. She is the oldest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. R.A. O'Hara, a lovely and accomplished young lady. The groom is
a promising young officer, now stationed at Camp Lewis. The young
people will leave on the afternoon train for "Somewhere in America."
The Western News, March 20, 1918
Miss Katherin Rawlins, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J.R. Rawlins, and Lloyd H. Terry, were united in marriage
September 4 at the home of the groom’s sister in Missoula. Rev. J.N.
McLean of the Presbyterian church performed the ceremony in the
presence of relatives and close friends. The service was followed
with a buffet luncheon, after which the couple left for Bearmouth,
where the groom is employed as a signal agent for the Northern
Pacific. Mrs. Terry completed the high school course in Corvallis in
1916, afterwards graduating from the Montana state normal college.
Last year, she taught school at Clinton, where she met Mr. Terry. As
the engagement was not formally announced until Tuesday, the wedding
was a complete surprise to her many Corvallis friends.
Ravalli Republican, September 12, 1918
Miss Thelma Waddell and Earl Philips Were Married Wednesday By Rev.
Miss Thelma Ruth Waddell and Earl Eugene Philips
were married at the Methodist parsonage in Hamilton, Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Thomas Miller. The bride is a
daughter of Mrs. W.H. Waddell, who resides on North Fourth Street
and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Philips of 509 South
Third Street. The young people left immediately for Glasgow, where
they will make their home on a ranch.
Ravalli Republican, Friday, October 20, 1922
Corvallis, August 30 - Miss Lucille Cole, daughter of Mrs. Lucy Cole
of this place and Clem O. Walker were united in marriage at Hamilton
Monday morning at 9 o'clock, the justice of the peace officiating.
The ceremony was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Ivan
Edwards of this place. Mr. Walker is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Benjamin Walker of Corvallis. He is employed at the Corvallis cheese
factory and the couple will make their home here for the present.
Ravalli Republican, August 31, 1923
Miss Grace Fitch Became Bride of Arthur Hull
Honeymoon Trip to Yellowstone Park to Terminate in Visit with
Corvallis, June 28 - Miss Grace Fitch and Arthur Hull were united in
marriage at Missoula last Thursday and left immediately for a
wedding trip to Glacier Park. The ceremony was performed at the
Methodist parsonage in the presence of the bride’s mother, who
accompanied her to Missoula from Michigan; also her sister and
brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Schwab of this place, and
Miss Ruth Hull, daughter of the groom.
The bride is a trained nurse who served with high
honors overseas during the World War. She has visited her sister
here a number of times and has many friends in the valley. Mr. Hull
is a well known westerner, whose home was at Salmon City before he
came to reside at Corvallis four years ago. Since the first of the
year, he has been living at Eugene, Ore, where he is engaged in the
mercantile business. The couple will visit in the valley a few weeks
upon their return from the park, after which they will motor to
Eugene to make their home.
Ravalli Republican, June 29, 1923
WALTER ASH AND MISS ANNA BRYSON ANNOUNCE WEDDING WHICH OCCURRED
Who says a woman can not keep a secret? She can.
September 23, Walter Ash and Miss Anna Bryson were married at
Phillipsburg, but it was kept a secret until last Thursday, when
they gave the announcement and started housekeeping in the Peterson
apartments. The groom is the son of D.L. Ash in the Hamilton post
office and is employed at the Masterson garage. The bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Bryson of Hamilton.
Ravalli Republican, January 5, 1928
PAUL ERICKSON MARRIED ON COAST
Corvallis, January 18 - Paul Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Erickson of this place and a graduate of the Corvallis High School
class of 1925, was married December 28 to Miss Marjorie Clarke at
Los Angeles, California, according to word brought back by his
mother, who witnessed the ceremony while visiting her sons in
California. The bride is a nurse whose home has been in San
Francisco. The couple will reside in Santa Barbara, where Mr.
Erickson is manager of a Piggly Wiggly store.
Ravalli Republican, January 19, 1928
WINIFRED FROGGE & DELBERT BRISBIN MARRIED
Corvallis, February 1 - Miss Frances Winifred Frogge, popular Bitter
Root girl, and Louis Delbert Brisbin of Townsend were married
January 15 at the home of the groom's brother at Townsend, according
to announcement made to the bride's friends here this week. The
marriage had been kept a secret from relatives of the bride and she
had continued teaching in the East Helena school until the first of
February. The couple are residing at Townsend, where the groom is
employed as a carpenter. Mrs. Brisbin is a native of Corvallis, the
daughter of Mrs. Amy L. Frogge of this place. She is a graduate of
the Corvallis High School and of the State Normal College at Dillon
and was engaged here as a teacher two years.
Ravalli Republican, February 21, 1928
VELMA HAUSWIRTH & THEODORE McKINNEY MARRIED
Miss. Velma Frances Hauswirth and Theodore McKinney were married at
Missoula Tuesday. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R.
Hauswirth and the groom is a son of Mrs. L. McKinney of Grantsdale.
A wedding dinner was tendered to the newly married couple yesterday
at the home of the bride's parents, where they received the
congratulations of relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. McKinney
expect to make their home in Oregon.
Ravalli Republican, March 1, 1928
MR. & MRS. ANFINSON MARRIED AT BUTTE AND AFTER EXTENDED TRIP
RETURNED HERE SATURDAY.
Corvallis, February 29, 1928
Mr. and Mrs. Aifin Anfinson arrived home Saturday from a wedding
trip of three months to points in Washington, Oregon, California,
Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. They were married in Butte November
17, going from Butte to Spokane and on to the coast. A trip by boat
was made to Victoria, B.C. Other towns where the couple stopped to
visit friends and relatives were Seattle, Portland, Albany, Medford,
San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Santa Monica.
From California, they were called to Perry, Iowa,
by the death of Mr. Anfinson's brother. At Perry, they spent a
month, going from there to Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis,
returning this month to Butte, where they spent several days with
Mrs. Anfinson's sister, Mrs. Wendell Johnson.
Ravalli Republican, March 1, 1928
MISS EDDY AND K. HINMAN MARRIED AT MISSOULA
Corvallis, February 29, 1928
Miss Helen Eddy and Kenneth Hinman were married
in Missoula Thursday. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. William
Firth. They returned here the same evening and went to their home at
the Bates ranch, which they have rented. The house has recently
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Eddy and a sister of Mrs. Firth. She was born and raised here and
was a student in the high school. The groom is the eldest son of Mr.
and Mrs. C.S. Hinman. He was born and raised here. A crowd of
friends gave them a charivari Saturday evening. They were invited in
and the evening was spent playing games and having a general social
Ravalli Republican, March 1, 1928
Victor, March 7 - The Community Ladies' Aid Society met with Mrs.
H.C. Groff Thursday afternoon. The day being the 36th wedding
anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. J.W. MacGowan. The program assigned for
the meeting was suspended and a surprise was given Mr. and Mrs.
MacGowan in the way of a bridal shower. As Mrs. Leslie Hill played
"Here Comes the Bride," Mrs. Reginald Morris and Mrs. O.K. Sizer
marched up to the bride bearing a basket of gifts. Mr. and Mrs.
MacGowan were completely surprised and greatly touched, and declared
it to the best shower they had ever seen. The gifts were a large
assortment of beautiful and useful articles among which was a tinted
scene of the Bitter Root valley. Mrs. Mastens gave Mr. and Mrs.
MacGowan a large and beautifully bound history of early settles of
Montana. The hostess served lunch.
Ravalli Republican, March 8, 1928
RONALD COSTELLO & GLADYS CUMLEY MARRIED AT MISSOULA
Victor, March 7 - Ronald L. Costello and Miss Gladys Ethel Cumley
were married at Missoula last Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The
ceremony took place at the Presbyterian manse by Rev. D.E. Jackson.
After the wedding, they left on a honeymoon trip to Spokane and
Butte, and on their return will make their home in Victor and
receive the congratulations of many friends.
The groom is a high school student and took part in the school
operetta a week ago. The bride is a student at the normal school in
Cheney, Washington, and graduated from the Victor High School last
year. She is a daughter of Mrs. Lester B. Cumley.
Ravalli Republican, March 8, 1928
MISS MINNIE STOLL & FRANK JOHNSON MARRIED
Corvallis, March 14 - Miss Minnie Stoll, sister of Mrs. Bernard
Yerian of this place, and Franklyn Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Johnson, were married last Wednesday at Missoula and left
immediately after in company with Mr. and Mrs. Yerian for Great
Falls. The groom is know here as "Jack" Johnson. The bride has been
spending the winter with her sister and has been a student in the
Corvallis High School.
Ravalli Republican, March 15, 1928
MRS. K. HINMAN HONORED THURSDAY EVENING
Victor, March 14 - Mrs. William Firth and Mrs. Ralph McVey were
hostesses at a bridal shower given for Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hinman
at the Hinman home Thursday evening. Cards furnished amusement the
fore part of the evening, resulting in two brides; Mrs. Hinman and
Mrs. Ronald Costello, having to cut cards for the ladies' head
prize. Mrs. Hinman won and gave the prize to Mrs. Costello. Harlan
Hinman won the gentleman's prize. Mrs. Merlin Bickell and Emerson
Rogers received the consolation prizes. Lunch was served to 51
people, followed by opening of the wedding gifts which consisted of
a large assortment of beautiful and useful gifts for the new home.
Ravalli Republican, March 15, 1928
Miss Dorothy White and Cloyse M. Overturf were united in marriage
Monday at 5 o’clock in the afternoon at the home of Mrs. J.L.
Fletcher in Missoula. Rev. G.A. White of Conner, father of the
bride, united the couple in matrimony. The bride is a daughter of
Rev. and Mrs. G.A. White of Darby. She is a graduate of Darby high
school and of the University of Montana, Class of 1925. For the past
two years, she has taught school at Dallas, Oregon. She is a member
of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Overturf,
former residents of Darby who now reside at Bozeman. Cloyse is a
graduate of Darby highs school and of the University of Montana of
this year’s class, having been graduated from the university only a
few minutes before the marriage ceremony was performed. The groom
was prominent in the athletics in both high school and at college,
making the U of M basketball tea four year running and being captain
one year. He was also elected president of the Associated Students
of the University of Montana. He is a member of the ATO college
The couple was unattended and were married in a
bower of ferns, bridal wreath, and pink tea roses. Miss Fern Johnson
sang “Because,” accompanied by Mrs. Wellington White of Kalispell.
The bride wore an afternoon dress of eggshell white satin and
carried a bouquet of pink roses and sweet peas. The Overturfs will
make their home in Missoula where Mr. Overturf is now engaged as an
automobile salesman. Both are teachers by profession and Cloyse may
follow the coaching profession. After a brief wedding trip to
Kalispell and Canada, the couple will be at home to their friends in
Missoula. Mrs. Overturf was in Missoula from Bozeman to attend the
marriage as was Mrs. White from Conner.
The Western News, June 13, 1929
James Kerlee and Alice Yarbrough of Hamilton were married Sunday by
Paul Wetzsteon and Grace Hoblitt of Sula and Corvallis were married
The Western News, June 13, 1929
BRIDE WAS SHOWERED
Mrs. Archie McKillop and Mrs. Katherine Barich
were hostesses Tuesday afternoon to a large company of women at the
Woodside club house, honoring Mrs. Hugh McKillop, a January bride. A
shower of household articles varying from kitchenware to linen and
pictures, dishes, and silver was given the bride by the company.
The guests were seated at an attractive double
table for a 4 o'clock luncheon of two courses. Pink and white
decorations for the room and the tables made an attractive scene.
The color scheme was carried out in the ice cream and bride's cakes.
Ravalli Republican, February 13, 1930
JUNE BRIDAL SOCIALS
Hamilton Cousins Honored By Sorority Sisters at Missoula Parties
Friday of Last Week
Mrs. John Sullivan, a recent bride, and Miss
Catherine Conkey, whose marriage is to be an event of next week,
were guests of honor at two social affairs in Missoula Friday. A
luncheon was given at 1:30 o'clock by Miss Maryallis Marrs at the
Montmatre Cafe and it was featured by a twin linen shower. Members
of Delta Gamma Sorority were guests. In addition to the two Hamilton
cousins, those to take part were their mothers, Mrs. G.A. Gordon and
Mrs. J.C. Conkey; Misses Jean Thompson, Alice Hork, Elizabeth
Downing, Clayetta Groff, and Anne Carey and Mrs. Kenneth Haines.
At 8 o'clock an evening party was given by Miss
Carey and Miss Clayre Scearce at the home of the former's mother,
Mrs. Thomas Carey. In addition to the Hamilton guests those to take
part were Misses Dorothy Kitt, Virginia Wilcox, June Eldridge,
Kathleen Tubbs, Jule Sullivan, Miss Marrs and Mrs. R. Cushman.
Ravalli Republican, April 3, 1930
MR. AND MRS. GILBERT E. CHAFFIN SURPRISED SUNDAY
Corvallis, February 3 - The tenth wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. Gilbert Chaffin was observed Sunday with a surprise party for a
small group of friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Chaffin.
Cards and music provided entertainment and at a late hour lunch was
served. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Morris, Mr. and Mrs. J.D.
St. John, Mr. and Mrs. John McLeod, Mr. and Mrs. P.D. Lear, Mr. and
Mrs. Del Brisbin, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Chaffin, Dick Hull, D. Morris
Jr, Lee Lear and Carol Chaffin.
Ravalli Republican, February 4, 1932
MISS MAUDE McNETT, STEVENSVILLE, TEACHER, BECAME THE BRIDE OF
DAYTON C. LOCKRIDGE.
A marriage of interest to many Bitter Root valley
people was solemnized Saturday afternoon at the home of Miss Lois
Emhoff when Rev. H.J. Frame united Miss Maude May McNett and Dayton
C. Lockridge. Miss Emhoff and Fred E. Broom were attendants.
Mrs. Lockridge is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.B.
McNett, old-time residents of Stevensville. She is a graduate of the
Montana State College and received her Master's degree at the
University of California at Berkeley. Her husband is a well known
businessman of the lower valley town and they will make their home
there. Mrs. Lockridge is a teacher in the Stevensville schools.
After the wedding, a supper was enjoyed by the
wedding party at Aunt Tish Nervin's home.
Ravalli Republican, May 11, 1933
TWO CORVALLIS COUPLES HAVE ANNOUNCED MARRIAGES.
Mrs. Flora Blinkerd and Miss Ruth Bailey of Last Week in Neighboring
Corvallis, November 30 - Miss Ruth Bailey and Otto Quast, well known
young people of this place, were married Saturday afternoon in
Missoula. The ceremony was performed at the University Church
parsonage by Rev. W.O. Wolford and the attendants and witnesses were
Miss Cora Quast, sister of the groom, and Home Bailey, brother of
the bride. Mrs. Quast is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Bailey
and Mr. Quast is a dairyman and sugar beet grower. They returned
here Sunday to make their home on the Quast ranch north of town.
Mrs. Flora Blinkerd and Edward C. Sutherland of Corvallis were
married at Hamilton Friday afternoon by Justice F.B. Tanner. Dan
Sutherland, son of the groom, was present at the ceremony. Mr. and
Mrs. Sutherland returned to Corvallis after the wedding to make
their home at the Sutherland ranch three miles north of town. Both
have lived in this community for more than 15 years.
Ravalli Republican, December 1, 1932
JUSTICE TANNER WEDS
Friends of the couple were surprised Friday
to learn of the marriage at Salmon, Idaho, November 18 of Mrs.
Violet Burgoyne and F.B. Tanner, Hamilton justice of the peace. The
marriage was announced when Mr. and Mrs. Tanner returned to Hamilton
Friday from a motoring trip to several western Montana towns. They
will make their home for the present at the Burgoyne farm south of
Grantsdale. Mrs. Tanner is a daughter of Mrs. Mary Kerney of
Hamilton. Her husband is an old-time Darby resident and has lived
here for the past five years.
Ravalli Republican, November 30, 1933
Young Lady Bride
Miss Bessie Pickerell Bride of Fred Weber
Young People of Corvallis Community Married By Rev. H.H. Longenecker
Corvallis, December 6 - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weber returned a few days
ago from Missoula, where they went for a short honeymoon trip
following their marriage in Hamilton November 27. The bride was Miss
Bessie Pickerell, popular local high school girl who graduated with
the class of 1930. The wedding took place at the home of Rev. and
Mrs. H.H. Longenecker and the attendants were Miss Hallie Weber,
sister of the groom and James Pickerell, brother of the bride. A
wedding feast followed the ceremony given at the home of the bride’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pickerell and attended by the groom’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Weber, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goffe and
family, Mr. and Mrs. William Goffe and children, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Stuart, Mrs. D.M. Goffe, Mr. and Mrs. Merle McKinster, Mrs. Jenny
Baker, the bridal party and the Misses Kathryn and Jessie Weber. The
couple will reside in the Hamilton Heights district on a ranch
recently vacated by the Pickerell family.
Ravalli Republican, December 7, 1933
Married In Missoula
Miss Delores Heavilin Bride of Linn Dewald in Ceremony at Keating
Home Last Friday
Miss Delores Heavilin, granddaughter of Mr. and mrs. A.J. Heavilin
and a member of Hamilton’s younger set, was united in married to
Linn M. Dewald of Polson Friday morning at Missoula. The wedding
took place in the home of the groom’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
G.D. Keating. at 10 o’clock before a small company of relatives and
close friends, Rev. Jesse Bunch performing the ring ceremony. The
wedding breakfast was served later at the Country Club with covers
laid for 16.
Mrs. Dewald spent much of her life in the Hamilton community and was
graduated from the local high school in 1929. Later she was an
assistant in the clerical department of the Ravalli County Bank. Her
husband is a field man for the Amalgamated Sugar Company. They will
make their home at Polson.
Ravalli Republican, June 1, 1934
Wed at Long Beach
Miss Virginia White, Former Hamilton Girl, bride of Bernard O.
Bordeaux of California
Announcement of the marriage at Long Beach, Cal, May 25, of Miss
Virginia White to Bernard Oliver Bordeaux has been received by Mrs.
Milton Byrd, sister of the bride. The wedding took place at the home
of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.A. White, Dr. Charles E.
Ensign of Westminster Presbyterian church performing the ceremony.
The bride and groom are both graduates of the
Poly High school at Long Beach. Mrs. Bordeaux is also a graduate of
the University of Southern California. Her husband is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. William Bordeaux of Torrance, Cal, and a former student of
Junior college. He is connected with the Proctor & Gamble
Company at Long Beach, where they will make their home. Mrs.
Bordeaux spent last year here with her parents. She is a native of
Hamilton and a member of one of the first families to settle here.
Ravalli Republican, June 1, 1934
Two Couples Wedded By Stevensville Pastors After Securing
Licenses at Clerk's office Here
Mrs. Nora McCormick and Glenn Lowery of Hamilton
were married last Thursday afternoon at Stevensville, Rev. John
McLaughlin performing the ceremony. The witnesses were Clifford H.
and Harriet Metcalf.
Miss Dorothy Slocum and Harold Whitesitt of
Stevensville were married Sunday at Stevensville by Rev. John Hall
shortly after securing a license at the clerk of the court's office
Ravalli Republican, September 6, 1934
MISS ALET TOFTOY WILL WED WISCONSIN MAN
Engagement Announced by Young Lady's Parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.
Toftoy, at Corvallis
Corvallis, September 19 - Mr. and Mrs. H. Toftoy have announed the
engagement of their daughter, Miss Alet Kristine Toftoy, to Francis
A. Redman of Madison, Wisconsin. The announcement was made recently
at Madison, according to an account in a recent issue of the Capital
Times of that city, which carried a picture of the bride-elect. For
the past six years she has been a teacher of English in the high
school at Merrill, Wisconsin. Mr. Redman is associated with his
father in the shoe manufacturing business. Mr. and Mrs. Toftoy
reside on a ranch east of Corvallis.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, September 20, 1934
LUCY MOORE IS WIFE OF ELMER J. OVERTURF
Mrs. Lucy Moore became the wife of Elmer J.
Overturf Wednesday of last week, the marriage taking place at the
Shapard Hotel in Missoula at high noon. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. J.M. Gibson of Plains, an old-time friend of the bride. The
attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Glen Brown of Darby. Other relatives to
attend the marriage were Mr. and Mrs. N.E. Wilkerson, Mr. and Mrs.
F.H. Drinkenberg of Hamilton, and Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Fox of Darby.
Mr. and Mrs. Overturf returned to Hamilton the same evening.
The Western News, October 11, 1936
ANNULMENT IS SOUGHT
An annulment action was filed in district court
here last Thursday by Ocia Teninty against Ross Teninty. The couple
married here in August 1937, during the time the man was making
appearances as a traveling musician. In the complaint, Mrs. Teninty
alleges that at the time of her marriage to the defendant, he had a
former wife and was not divorced. She seeks an annulment and that
she be restored to the status of a single person, as well as
receiving general relief. It is said that the last time Mr. Teninty
was heard from, he was in southern Idaho.
Ravalli Republican, February 3, 1938
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WEDDING MADE
Gladys Fleming of Corvallis and H.R. Bean Exchange Vows
Corvallis, April 16 - The marriage on April 5 of Miss Gladys
Flemming to Harry R. Bean of Cascade, Idaho, took place at the
Whilshire chapel in Hollywood, with the Rev. Thomas E. Dunn
officiating, according to announcement received by Miss Flemming’s
friends here. The bride was reared at Corvallis, graduating from the
local high school and later from the Montana Normal school.
Recently, she has been employed in Hollywood, where her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Flemming, reside. The bridegroom is the owner of the
Cascade Telephone company and is a member of the Idaho state
legislature. The couple will be at home to their friends in Cascade
after April 17.
Montana Standard, Butte, MT, April 17, 1938
Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Chambers Remembered by Friends With Party Monday
Their thirtieth wedding anniversary was an
occasion for a surprise observance tendered by Mr. and Mrs. H.A.
Chambers by relatives and close friends Monday evening at the
Chambers home. Mrs. A.E. Shappee and Mrs. Grace Johnson were
hostesses at an evening spread of ices, cake and coffee. A gift from
all the members of the group was a beautiful vase on a pedestal.
Those to take part were Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Vesely, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. A.L.
Johnston, Mrs. H.H. Benson, Mrs. Sam Houston, Mrs. Anna Bohac and
the honored couple. Mr. and Mrs. Chambers have made their home in
Hamilton for pratically all their married life.
Ravalli Republican, June 23, 1938
SPOKANE BRIDE FETED
- Former Ruth Brown Showered With Gifts
by Hamilton and Grantsdale Friends Tuesday
A bride's shower was given in honor of Mrs. Gage
Slusser of Spokane at the home of Mrs. Frank Merritt Tuesday
afternoon. Odette Mills, Eloise and Laurene Tilton and Agnes Lowney
assisted Mrs. Merritt and Mrs. Ray Davis as hostesses. Guests were
Mesdames Joseph Lecompte, Soren Hendrickson, Peterson, C.E.
Carls,John Wallace, G. Thompson, Walter Maki, a. McKillop, Howard
Robinson, V.L. Shults, Walter Brown, Ed White, Ransom Tilton,
Franklin Davis, J.C. Harvey, M.D. Kippen, S.W. Reynolds, Glen
Foster, Roy Tilton, Granville Stuart, Ida Pringey, Misses Frances
Reynolds, Joan Jeffrey, Crescent Tilton, and Marilyn Davis.
Mrs. Slusser was Miss Ruth Brown before her
marriage a few weeks ago at Spokane. Refreshments were served at 4
o'clock and flowers were awards for games played. Many lovely gifts
were brought for Mrs. Slusser
Ravalli Republican, September 1, 1938
Helen Dye Bride
Marriage to John Colvin Saturday Event
Latter Day Saints Ceremony Performed By E.O. Marx; on Trip South and
Will Reside Here
Miss Helen Dye, a Hamilton business woman for the
past four years, became the bride of John Colvin of Stevensville
Saturday morning, the ceremony taking place at 11:30 o’clock at the
home of her mother, Mrs. Johanna P. Dye, near Corvallis. Elder E.O.
Marx performed the Latter Day Saints marriage rite and the bridal
attendants were Miss Ava Perry and Virgil Cribbs.
The bride wore a charming afternoon dress of deep
purple crepe with a corsage of yellow roses. Miss Perry was gowned
in dark blue with a corsage of pink roses. Prior to the ceremony,
the son, “O Promise Me,” was sung by Donald Marx, with Miss Dovie
Dye, sister of the bride,playing the piano accompaniment. The Dye
home was filled with late summer flowers and after the wedding a
buffet luncheon was served by the bride’s mother and sister. Those
in the company were Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Colvin, parents of the groom;
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stanton, Misses Ruth Fisk and Winifred
Kopsland, E.E. Perry, Robert Taylor, and George Estrada.
Miss Colvin received her education in the
Corvallis schools and after completing courses at a Missoula beauty
culture establishment came to Hamilton, where she conducted a
business until a year ago when she became identified with the shop
of Mrs. Frank Taulman. Her husband is an employee of the Harper
Lumber Company. They left soon after the wedding, accompanied by
Mrs. Dye and Miss Dovie Dye, for a two weeks’ motoring tour of
southern states that included a visit with relatives at Ogden, Utah.
Ravalli Republican, September 1, 1938
- Maxine Knowles is Wife of Gordon Tallent
Father Donohue Officiates at Catholic Marriage Last Thursday
Morning; Couple to Reside Here
The marriage of Miss Maxine Knowles to Gordon
Tallent took place last Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Father
M.J. Donohue performing the ceremony at St. Francis Catholic church.
The bride was attended by her sister, May belle Knowles, and the
groom's brother, George Tallent, was best man. A large company of
relatives and intimate friends of the two families attended the
Ravalli Republican, September 1, 1938
EDITH ROTHE MARRIED
Hamilton Woman is Bride of George L. Blakeslee, Corvallis School
The marriage of Edith Curry Rothe, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Curry, to George L. Blakeslee of Corvallis was an
event of Friday morning at Spokane. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Charles F. Koehler at the Presbyterian Church and the
attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence M. Thill, who accompanied the
pair to the Washington city. The bride wore a cadet blue wool sport
dress with a blue hat and wine colored accessories and carried
roses. Mrs. Thill wore a pretty sport dress of teal blue silk with
hat to correspond. The four returned to Hamilton Sunday evening. The
13th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Thill marked the Blakeslee
marriage and they recalled that their honeymoon had also been spent
Mr. Blakeslee is superintendent of the Corvallis
schools and a former instructor in the Hamilton schools. His bride
is a Hamilton young woman and most of her life has been spent here.
For the present, they will make their home in the Pine Grove house
where Mrs. Blakeslee was residing. Later, a home will be fitted up
at Corvallis. Mr. Blakeslee returned to his school duties Monday
morning and he was given a cordial greeting by the students and
Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1938
Miss Maxine Whyte and Garnett Lowman Kept Nuptials a Secret for
Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Lowman of Darby announced
Tuesday that their marriage had been an event of September 20, in
Hamilton. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H.H. Longnecker at his
home and the attendants were Miss Beryl McKinney and Earl Morrison
of Darby. After the ceremony, the wedding party returned to Darby,
keeping the secret until this week.
The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J.P. Whyte, well known Darby people Most of her life has been spent
in the up-valley town and she is a graduate of the Darby high
school. She has been a saleswoman at the Darby Mercantile store for
the past few years and had served as operator at the Darby telephone
exchange. A quiet friendliness and charm have combined to make many
friends for the young bride in the Darby and Hamilton communities.
Mr. Lowman came to Darby a few months ago from Birmingham, Alabama.
They will make their home for the present in the residence of Mrs.
Mary Solleder, grandmother of the bride.
Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1938
DOROTHY MAHE BRIDE
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mahe Weds Edward Ewart of Victor in
Miss Dorothy Mae Mahe became the bride of Charles
Edward Ewart last Thursday evening. The wedding took place at the
Como home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mahe, Elder
E.O. Marx performing the ceremony of the Latter Day Saints church at
7:30 o'clock. Mrs. John H. Larner of Wenatchee, Washington, sister
of the groom, and LaFayette Mahe, brother of the bride, were the
The bride wore a wool dress of cadet blue shade
and carried pink roses and swansonia in a shower bouquet. The
wedding dinner was served soon after the ceremony by Mrs. Mahe, and
those to join the bridal party were Mr. and Mrs. Marx, Mr. and Mrs.
Mahe, Mr. and Mrs. Larner, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dunbar, Mrs. James
Dunbar, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ross, Mr. and Mrs Francis Mahe, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Fulton of Stevensville, Robert Bohler, Henry, Woodrow,
Joe, and LaFayette Mahe
The bride came here in recent years from eastern
Montana with her parents. Mr. Ewart is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E.
Ewart, former Bitter Root valley residents who now reside on the
coat. The young couple left for a wedding trip and when they return
will live at Victor.
Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1938
MARRIAGE AT SALMON
Nola Leavitt is Bride of Robert J. Weber; Announcement Made a Week
The marriage of Nola Noland Leavitt and Robert J.
Weber was announced Monday by the young people. The ceremony took
place at Salmon, Idaho, on October 23, Rev. Eva Brown officiating,a
nd Mr. and Mrs. Louis Seaward were the attendants.
Mr. and Mrs. Weber returned here soon after the
wedding, but the matter was kept a secret for a week. The bride is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Noland. Her husband is a son of
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Weber and he has been a clerk at the Hamilton
hotel for several months. They will make their home here.
Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1938
MISS A CENTERS BRIDE
Hamilton Girl Weds Owen Lawrence at Stevensville, Where New Home is
to Be Made
Relatives and close friends of Miss Audilou
Centers gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Downing Friday
evening to honor her with a bride's shower. Miss Centers became the
wife of Owen Lawrence Saturday at Stevensville, Rev. John McLaughlin
performing the ceremony and they will make their home in that
community. The bride was graduated last year from the Hamilton high
school and she is the daughter of Mrs. Charlotte Centers.
Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1938
TWO JUNE BRIDES
Evelyn Gibford to Wed Delbert Lowman, and Katherine Safley Will Be
Bride of Arizona Doctor.
Darby, May 10, 1939 - A picnic supper for members of the Darby
school faculty and their families was an event Tuesday evening at
the home of Superintendent and Mrs. A.B. Cole. The occasion honored
the teachers, Miss Evelyn Gibford and Miss Katherine Safley, who are
to be brides next month. Miss Gibford, a daughter of mr. and Mrs.
Harry Gibford, has announced her engagement to Delbert Lowman, son
of Mr. and mrs. S.D. Lowman. Miss Safley will wed Dr. Newton E.
McBride of Tucson, Arizona, at her Victor home on June 3. Gifts for
the brides-to-be were vases from the company.
Those attending the picnic were Mr. and Mrs.
Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Kincaid, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Puckett, Mr.
and Mrs. Alan Oliver, Mrs. Xoa Dougherty, Mrs. Bessie Marble, Misses
Lorena Greenfield, Elizabeth Johnson, Margaret Johnson, Mr. and Mrs.
J.W. Pierce and members of the Cole family.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, May 11, 1939
Estella Yadon is Bride of Konrad B. Toftoy
Ceremony Performed Saturday Night at Groom’s Parents
Corvallis, May 8 - Impressive in its simplicity was the wedding
Saturday evening at 8 o’clock of Miss Estella Yadon and Konrad B.
Toftoy when they were united by Rev. C.J. Taber at the home of the
groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Holger Toftoy. The vows were said
before an altar of ferns and pink and yellow tulips after the
wedding party ha taken its place while Miss Geneva Vincent of
Hamilton played Lohengrin’s wedding march. Miss Yadon was given in
marriage by the groom’s father. Her matron of honor was Mrs. Audrain
Lawrence and R.A. Lingren of Grantsdale attended the groom. The
bride wore a floor-length gown of white ice-cloth and a shoulder
bouquet of gardenias and carried a white prayer book and an old lace
handkerchief. Mrs. Lawrence was attired in pink net over taffeta and
carried a bouquet of sweet peas and roses. Following the ceremony,
the company of 14 was seated for a wedding supper at a long table,
lighted by tall yellow tapers and centered with an artistic
arrangement of narcissus and yellow tulips. The happy couple is
spending the week on a motor trip to Seattle and will return to make
their home in the Yadon cottage. Mr. Toftoy is manager of the
Farmers Union Service station here.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, May 9, 1940
TEACHER IS BRIDE
Miss Edna Johnson Weds Robert Thomas
Stevensville Couple Take Vows at Corvallis; Third Wedding
Anniversary of Young Couple
Corvallis, July 17 - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas, whose marriage was
an event of July 11 at the Lutheran rectory in Missoula, returned
Sunday from a trip through Glacier Park and went immediately into
the new home which the groom had prepared for his bride. The wedding
service was performed by Rev. Erling Jacobson, who used the Lutheran
ring ceremony. Attending the couple were Mrs. Anne Rissler and Roy
Thomas of Corvallis. Their arrival home Sunday was marked by a
wedding feast at the home of the groom’s mother, Mrs. Griffith
Thomas. Guests were the parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Johnson and her brother, Robert, and Mrs. Rissler and Roy Thomas.
The bride ws formerly Miss Edna Johnson, a native Corvallis girl who
was graduated from the local high school and from the State Normal
College at Dillon. For the past four years, she had been at teacher
at Etna, Mr. Thomas is an enterprising young carpenter who completed
his education in the local schools.
Miss Kathryn Margaret Wilson and walter H. Crider
of Stevensville were married at the United Church manse July 10. The
service of the Presbyterian church was performed by Rev. Daniel
Corbott in the presence of Earl Crider and Joy Crider, brother and
sister-in-law of the groom, who were the attendants. Mrs. Corbott
also witnessed the nuptials. The couple returned to their home town
after the service and will reside there.
The third wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Eldredge and the birthday of the former were celebrated
Sunday with a dinner proved for the couple by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice
Eldredge at their home east of town. Mr. and Mrs. Eldredge were
weekend guests at the ranch as were also Mr. and Mrs. R.O. Sanders
and Mr. and Mrs. William S. Waymand of Missoula. Others present for
the noonday meal were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Waymand of Corvallis and
O.W. Lasater of Absarokee.
Ravalli Republican, July 18, 1940
MISS McVAY IS BRIDE
Ross Erickson and
Well-Known Lady United Friday; on Trip to Seattle for Week
The marriage of Miss Helen Margaret McVay and
Robert Ross Erickson was an event Friday evening. Rev. A.B. Hubbard
performing the ceremony at the Federated parsonage at 9 o'clock. the
attendants were Mrs. Anna Rissler of Corvallis and the groom's
brother, Lynn Erickson of Hamilton. The bride and groom left for a
week's trip to Seattle and other coast points. Their home later is
to be at Missoula where Mr. Erickson is enployed by the Lucy
establishment. Mrs. Erickson is an office clerk for the Ravalli
electric Association at Corvallis. She has made her home here with
an uncle, Earl McVay, for the past few months. The groom is a son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. Erickson.
Ravalli Republican, July 25, 1940
HAMILTON GIRL BRIDE
Geraldine Matthews and Alfred Noyes
United at Seattle Saturday; to Live in Coast City
Mr. and Mrs. W. Matthews have announced the
marriage of their daughter, Geraldine, to Alfred Noyes at Seattle on
Saturday. The bride has been in the coast city for the past five
years and has been employed in the I. Magnins store. She is a
graduate of the Hamilton high school. Her husband is a secretary in
the office of the Boeing air field at Seattle and they will reside
there. Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Wessells of Spokane, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Matthews, and Miss Sybil Matthews of Seattle attended the wedding.
All are members of the bride's family.
Ravalli Republican, July 25, 1940
Bernice Porteous, G Gander Wed
Corvallis, July 2 - Miss Bernice Porteous, daughter of Mrs. Mason
Allen, Kalispell, and Gilbert Gander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Gander, were married Sunday evening, June 22, at the Methodist
church in Polson with the Rev. J. Homer Magee officiating.
Mrs. Gander received her education in the Somers
and Kalispell schools and Mr. Gander graduated from Corvallis high
school and attended Butte Business College.
They will reside in Kalispell where Mr. Gander is
employed by the Flathead Transportation company.
Ravalli Republican, July 2, 1941
Miss Tilton Bride of Paul Tschache
Miss Crescent Tilton and Paul Tschache were
married in Butte on March 1 it was learned Friday. The ceremony was
performed by the Rev. Thomas Ashworth in the Episcopal Church with
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Line as attendants.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Tilton, Grantsdale, and has been employed as an operator in the
telephone office for the last 14 years. She plans to give up her
work April 3.
Mr. Taschache, owner of the Ravalli Seed &
Grand Company, is well known in the valley, having recently served
as chairman and a member of the county fair board. He is also a
director of the chamber of commerce and is an active member of the
American Legion, Elks, Masons and several other organizations.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, April 1, 1943
Miss Lockridge Bride R.B. Smith
Corvallis, April 8 - Miss Mary Kathryn Lockridge, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Gomer Lockridge, and Robert B. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs.
B.E. Smith, Glenn Falls, Idaho, were married Wednesday in Missoula
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Burnie Eubanks, 438 McLeod Avenue, by
the Rev. Harvey F. Baty. Mr. and Mrs. Eubanks, brother-in-law and
sister of the bride, acted as attendants.
Mrs. Smith is a 1941 graduate of Corvallis High
School and from St. Patrick’s school of nursing in 1944. She is an
army nurse, stationed at Oakland Regional General Station hospital,
Oakland, California, where she returned Friday following her
marriage. She will receive her separation from the service within
the next month.
Mr. Smith lives in Moscow, Idaho. He received his
grade school and high school education in Glenn Falls, and was a
student at the University of Idaho at the time of his enlistment in
the air corps, from which he recently received his discharge at Camp
Ravalli Republican, Monday, April 8, 1946
Beverly Johnson Weds E. Eichholz
Corvallis - Miss Beverly Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Johnson, became the bride of Eddie Eichholz, son of mr. and Mrs.
Paul Eicholz, Hamilton, in a ceremony performed by the Rev. Roger
Robison at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her parents. Attending
the couple were Lois Tower, and George Eicholz, brother of the
The bride wore a gray suit and pale pink hat and
the bridesmaid wore an aqua suit and beige hat. Both had corsages of
pink carnations. A three-tiered wedding cake and other refreshments
were served for the wedding party immediately after the ceremony.
Other guests were the groom’s grandfather, William Schilke,
Hamilton, and his cousin, Mary Eichholz.
The bride is a junior at Corvallis high school.
The groom attended Hamilton high school and ow is working with his
father in logging operations. They will make their home in Hamilton.
Ravalli Republican, January 15, 1948
Virginia Mabbott Weds Robert Smyth
Corvallis - Virginia Mae Mabbott, daughter of Mrs. Loree Davis,
Homedale, Idaho, and Robert Smyth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Smyth,
Corvallis, were married May 24 at the home of Delbert Conner, Darby.
Rev. John Hunter presided. They were attended by David S. Huls and Miss
Dorothy May Smyth.
Guests were the immediate family. A reception was
held immediately following at the Conner hoe. The couple left for a
wedding trip to Glacier Park and are now at a ranch home north of
Mrs. Smyth graduated in February from nursing school
at Billings. The groom is a veteran of three years’ Naval service and
also attended Montana State College at Bozeman.
Ravalli Republican, June 3, 1949
Jennie Richards Honored at Shower
Corvallis - Jennie Richards, whose marriage to avid Huls will take
place June 5, was honored Friday at a shower given by the Ladies Aid
society. Jennie is a senior at Corvallis high school.
The program included a humorous readying by Mrs.
Stevens, piano selections by Mrs. Dee Holloron, and a humorous original
reading, “Life with David and Jennie,” by Mrs. B.J. Smyth. Each lady
present also wrote her favorite recipe for the bride to be. Miss
Richards was assisted with unwrapping of gifts by Peggy Huls, Lillian
Sperry, and Mrs. Emmet Smyth. A lunch of cake, ice cream and coffee was
Ravalli Republican, May 2, 1949
McKillops Return From Wedding Trip
Mr. and Mrs. Archie McKillop returned last week from
a wedding trip to Washington points, following their marriage in
Missoula on May 5. Mrs. McKillop is the former Mable cornish.
They were married by Rev. C.E. Smith, Missoula, at
his home. Rev. Smith is a former pastor of the Methodist-Baptist church
in Hamilton. They were attended by Mrs. McKillop’s daughter and
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shook. Also present were Mrs.
McKillop’s sons, Howard and James, and Kathryn LeClair. Following the
ceremony, the group had dinner at the Four B’s cafe.
The newly married couple left on a trip to Seattle
where they visited her two sisters Mrs. H.G. Drotning, and Mrs. J.
Sibley and a brother, Earl Overturf. They also visited Mr. McKillop’s
nephew and wife, C.E. Blodgett at Seaview, Wash, traveled along the
Columbia river and visited another brother of Mrs. McKillop’s, Guy
Overturf, and family at Walla Walla. They also stopped in Spokane.
Ravalli Republican, May 26, 1949
Donna Houston Is Bride of John Maki
Victor - John Torrrence “Terry” Maki, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Maki,
and Miss Donna Houston, daughter of Ralph Houston, Corvallis and Mrs.
Florence Linseth, Renton, Wash, were married Sunday afternoon at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Semmens, uncle and aunt of the bride. Mr.
Semmens gave the bride away. Rev. John MacDonald performed the single
ring ceremony and the marriage vows were spoken beneath a white arbor
which was decorated with white spirea and flanked with pink peonies.
Daretta Maki, sister of the bridegroom, was bridesmaid and George Maki,
uncle of the bridegroom was best man. Marylyn Maki sang “I Love You
Truly” and Mitzi Dwyer presided at the piano.
The bride was attired in an afternoon party dress of
pink with a white over skirt and pink picture hat. She carried a small
colonial bouquet. Her bridesmaid wore a suit of blue gray with a yellow
blouse and white hat. The bride’s mother and the bridegroom’s mother
wore light suits. Their grandmothers, Mrs. Houston of Corvallis and
Mrs. Joseph Maki and Mrs. John Greenfield of Victor were attractively
Relatives and friends present for the pretty home
wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Austin Madeen and sons of Eastport, Idaho;
Mrs. Ernest Lindseth, Renton; Mrs. Kenneth Bolles and son, Libby; Mr.
and Mrs. Emil Notti and two children from Great Falls; Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Roil and daughter from Kalispell; Mr. and Mrs. Percy Semmens, Mr.
and Mrs. John Maki, Daretta Maki, Mr. and Mrs. John Greenfield of
Victor; Joe Greenfield of Shelby; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maki and sons, Dale
and Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maki and daughters Marylyn and Barbara,
Mr. and Mrs. Del Reynolds, all of Hamilton; Mrs. Joseph Maki, Mr. and
Mrs .Joe U. Maki and daughter, Linda, Bill and George Maki, Mr. and
Mrs. Woodrow Mahe, Mrs. Ben Anderson and daughter, Glenda, Charles
Greenfield, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ess, Donald Ess, Mitzi Dwyer, Leon Conner,
Ronald Lee and Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hornung, all of Victor; Ed Hornung,
Spokane, and Florence Hecker and Mrs. Houston, Corvallis.
Mrs. Maki graduated from the Corvallis high school
last week and Mr. Maki from Victor high school last year. He is
employed on the NP railroad.
Ravalli Republican, June 2, 1949
Helen Hagel Bride Charles Whisnand
Helen Mae Hagel, daughter of Mrs. James Horn,
Corvallis, and Charles Whisnand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Estil Centers,
Indlewood, Calif, were married by Rev. Beryl burr in the Federated
church Sunday at 2 p.m. The church was decorated with baskets of
American beauty roses for the double ring ceremony. The bride was
given in marriage by Mr. Horn.
The bride was attended by a sister, Mrs. C.A.
McKay, Helena, as matron of honor, and best man was her brother,
William Hagel, Helena. James Hagel was usher. Wedding music was
furnished by Mrs. Wallace McCrackin. Mrs. Don Elliott sang “I Love
You Truly” and the “Wedding Prayer.”
The bride wore a light blue taffeta afternoon
dress and carried a bouquet of American Beauty roses on a white
Bible, which her sister also used at the time of her wedding. Her
fingertip veil ws caught at the crown with American Beauty roses.
The bride’s mother wore a blue afternoon dress and had a corsage of
Immediately after the ceremony a reception was
held in the church basement with Mrs. Lloyd Moss in charge of the
guest book. Others who served at the reception were Mrs. Charles
Smith, Mrs. Otto Kent, Mrs. Pearl Wilcox, Mrs. Leah Tower.
The bride wore a gray suit with green accessories
for her going away costume. When the couple returns from a short
wedding trip, they will make their home in Orange, Calif, where the
groom is associated with the forest service.
Mrs. Whisnand is a 1948 graduate of Hamilton high
school and has been employed in the extension office at Helena the
past year. She is a former Rainbow girl and recently became an
Eastern Star. Mr. Whisnand is a former Hamilton resident. He
attended Hamilton schools and is a navy veteran of World War II.
Out of town guests at the wedding were the
groom’s brother, Frank, and Dale Malhum and Duane Irvine, Helena
friends of the bride.
Ravalli Republican, March 6, 1950
Miss Tanner Bride Of Robert L. Roy
The home of Elder Howard Johnson of the Church of Jesus Christ of the
Latter Day Saints was the scene of a simple wedding last Tuesday
when Ramona Tanner, granddaughter of Mr and Mrs. W.A. Massle, and
Robert Lee Roy exchanged wedding vows. Elder Johnson performed the
double ring ceremony before a lighted fireplace with white candles
and a bouquet of sweet peas on the mantle.
The bride was given in marriage by her
grandfather, W.J. Massle. Eva Kopp lighted the candles on the piano
and on the mantle. The bride wore a royal blue suit and white
accessories and carried a pink orchid on a Bible which belonged to
her great great great grandfather, Rev. Drummond. The bridesmaid,
Frances Kopp wore a navy blue suit with white accessories and wore a
corsage of pink rosebuds. The bride's grandmother wore a navy blue
dress with white accessories and wore a corsage of rosebuds. Kenneth
Roy, brother of the groom was best man.
Barbara Soehern sang "Always"
and "Til the End of Times" accompanied at the piano by Shirlee
Huskinson who also played the wedding marches. At a reception held
at the home of the bride's grandparents, a three-tiered wedding
cake, punch and ice cream were served. Mrs. Katherine Kopp served
the cake. Frances Kopp the punch and Mrs. Massle served the ice
The newlyweds left after the reception for a week
at Coeur d'Alene and Pend Oreille Lake, Idaho, and Spokane,
Washington. Mr. Roy is a 1949 graduate of Hamilton High School and
is employed by the Montana Power Co, and Mrs. Roy is a 1950 graduate
and is employed in the office of J.C. Penney Co. They will make
their home in the Downing apartments on South Second Street.
Ravalli Republican, August 14, 1950
Dorothy M. Bylund Becomes Bride Of Bertrum J. Hall In Baptist
Miss Dorothy M. Bylund, daughter of Fred Bylund
of Barber and Mrs. Inez Bylund of Missoula, became the bride of
Bertrum J. Hall, son of Mrs. Helen Slavens of Helena, at a ceremony
Tuesday night at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church. The Rev.
Henry H. Koslow officiated at the rites in the presence of close
friends and immediate families of the bride and bridegroom.
The bride was attired in a pale yellow gabardine
suit with cocoa accessories, matching halo hat and a tailored
shoulder corsage of Rapture roses. She wore earrings, which her
husband brought back from Japan. Mrs. Doris Christensen of Lennep,
matron of honor, wore a green suit. Casper A. Beelman, SM, stationed
with the navy at Belleville, Ill, was best man.
A reception at the Placer Hotel followed the
ceremony. The couple will live in Helena following the bridegroom's
discharge from the navy in May. The bride, a graduate of Corvallis
high school, is a graduate of Modern Business College in Missoula.
She is employed in Helena. The bridegroom attended Helena high
school and recently returned from duty with task force 77 aboard the
USS Bon Homme Richard in Korean waters.
The Independent Record, Helena, MT, March 2, 1952
M.L. CHAFFINS MARRIED
Corvallis - Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Chaffin will observe their 60th
wedding anniversary with an open house at their ranch home a mile
north of Corvallis Sunday afternoon, January 11. They were married
January 8, 1893, but feel that Sunday is a "handier" day for the
many friends they hope will drop by for a bite, a cup of coffee, and
a visit with them on this joyful occasion.
The anniversary observance is not an invitational
affair, Mrs. Chaffin says, but added, "We do hope a lot of folks
will come to see us." The open house hours will be from 2 till 6
o'clock and the host and hostesses will be assisted in the reception
and entertainment of their guests by their sons and
daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Chaffin and Mr. and Mrs.
Glenn Chaffin, who also live in the Corvallis community. Two
daughters, Mrs. Milton Howe of Santa Monica, California and Mrs.
Edwin Daniels of Hollywood, California, will be unable to be
The Chaffins were married in a river-bottom log
cabin about a mile west of the ranch house where they now live by
the Rev. W.D. Lear, a brother-in-law of the bride and an early day
Christian minister of the area. They lived for a year in a cabin
near the present ranch home of Mrs. Harrie Fierce, then moved to the
old Chaffin homestead, which has been their home ever since.
Ravalli Republican, January 7, 1953
Miss Colleen Murphy, Joe Richter Wed in Single Ring Ceremony
Colleen Murphy, daughter of Mrs. Bert Dye, Hamilton, and Joe Richter,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Richter, also of Hamilton, were married
Thursday at 7 p.m. in a single-ring ceremony at St. Francis Parish Hall
by the Rev. Hugh A. Faley, pastor. Robert Leonardi was best man, while
Miss Bernadine Richter served at maid of honor.
Mrs. Richter is a 1952 graduate of Corvallis high
school and prior to her marriage worked at Gamble's Department Store.
Mr. Richter attended Hamilton High School and served in the Army from
1950 to 1952. He was overseas in Korea and curently is employed as a
baker for Tom's Home Bakery. On their return from a honeymoon to be an
unannounced destination, the couple will live at the Dowling Apartments
on South Second St.
Mrs. Richter was given a surprise miscellaneous
bridal shower by Mrs. Ralph Waliser, Mrs. Nick Waliser, and Miss
Richter. Others attending were Mrs. Anton richter, Mrs. Dye, Mrs. Lucus
Meuchel, Mrs. Alex Meuchel Jr, Mrs. Hugh McKillop, Mrs. Vincent
Meuchel, Mrs. Martin Duchscherer, Miss Helen and Barbara McKillop, Miss
Sophie Redjou, Miss Mary Simmons, Miss Beverly Henderson, Miss Eva
Richter, all from the valley, and Miss Evelyn Dye, Mrs.Richter's
step-sister, Spokane, Wash.
Games were played and refreshments served.
Ravalli Republican, February 8, 1954
CLIFF SHOCKLEY'S NOTE 25 YEARS WED
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Shockley, Darby, married
November 27, 1929, were honored at a silver wedding anniversary
party given by Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Peterson at their home Saturday
evening. The invited guests included Mr. and Mrs. Cronard Syverson,
Darby; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cash, Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Cash, Mr. and
Mrs. Max St. John, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wylie and Mr. and Mrs. Bob
Roberts, all of Hamilton.
Ravalli Republican, November 29, 1954
St. John’s Observe 50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Henry St. John celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary with a dinner party given in their honor
at the Turf Dining room by the members of their immediate family
Tuesday evening. Those attending were
Mr. And Mrs. Rex St. John, Mr. & Mrs. Max St. John and family
and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. St. John, Corvallis.
They were married in Stevensville, Oct 4,
1905. Mrs. St. John was born in Beaverhead county, Martha
Waddell, daughter of a pioneer Montana family. Mr. St. John
was born in Sprigfield, (sic) Mo., where he attended Normal and
business college. Coming to Montana in 1897, teaching school at Etna
in 1898 and the Burnt Fork school the following year. In 1906
Mr. St. John went into business in Victor, establishing the St. John
Durg. He remained there for 22 years. In 1922 he purchased a
drug store in Stevensville, naming it St. John Drug, the business
now in operation as the Clements Drug Store. He sold out in
1945 when he moved to Hamilton.
For many years Mr. St. John has been prominent in
Masonic circles being a member of the Blue Lodge and the Helena
Shrine. The St. Johns have four sons, Max, and Rex of
Hamilton, Morris of Seattle, Leo, Enid, Okla; five grandchildren and
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, October 6, 1955, Front page, Column 2
Contributed by Gloria McGough