Montgomery County Chapter
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Marriages for Grooms' Surnames beginning with "B"




Russel T. Bailey - Helen E. Reeder
Dayton Daily News - April 29, 1913, Page 5

Marked by perfect simplicity, according to the wishes of the bride, were the marriage vows taken Tuesday afternoon by Miss Helen E. Reeder, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen H. Reeder, and Russel T. Bailey, of Missouri.

The service was solemnized shortly before 4 o'clock at the residence of the bride's parents, 107 Lexington avenue, the Rev. J. C. Massee of the First Baptist church officiating. The large, well appointed living room was the scene of the ceremony and it was arranged in a profusion of cherry blossoms, which were the only flowers used throughout the house. The bride wore a gown of finest lingerie, exquisitely fashioned, and her flowers were a corsage of lilies of the valley. There were no attendants. The guests had been asked informally to witness the nuptials and the reception which followed the service was without formality. A harpist continued a program throughout the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey left during the late afternoon for Missouri, and after May 15 will be at home at Camp Ozark, Branson, Mo., where the groom is associated with a large contracting firm in the construction of a large dam on the White river. He is a former resident of this city and is held in high esteem by all who know him. He is a graduate of the Boston technical school and a hydraulic engineer. His mother, Mrs. George F. Bailey, accompanied him here.

The bride is a Smith college girl and several seasons ago toured the world with her parents. She will be sincerely missed by a wide circle of friends.

Mrs. Reeder's mother, Mrs. Barnes, and her grandmother, Mrs. Osterhouse, of Cincinnati, came up for the wedding.


Edward Baker - Dollia Corwin
Dayton Daily News - April 29, 1913, Page 5

Edward Baker, 21, laborer, 1310 West Monument avenue, and Dollia Corwin, 20, 1117 W. First street. Magistrate Dwyer.


Galen E. Ball - Hazel Mae Cole
Dayton Daily News - June 2, 1923, Pg 3

In a ceremony of quiet simplicity performed Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Sallie A. Ball, 123 Ardmore st., mother of the groom, Miss Hazel Mae Cole became the bride of Galen E. Ball. The double ring service was read at 7:45 o'clock by the Rev. John Turner, and Mrs. Turner played the wedding music. The rooms were decorated with flowers, a color scheme of pink and white predominating.

The bride wore platinum gray satin crepe trimmed with silver lace. A wreath of orange blossoms which had been worn by the groom's mother at her wedding, encircled her hair. Mr. and Mrs. William Porter attended the bridal couple. The services were witnessed by the family and the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. David Porter, Mr. and Mrs. L. Fouts, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Sowsert, Miss Marie Louise Moore, Miss Goldie Porter, Rev. and Mrs. John Turner. Mr. and Mrs. Ball left afterward for a motor trip and will stop enroute in St. Louis.


Pierre J. H. Ball - Evelyn Ruth Office
Dayton Daily News - June 1, 1923, Pg 19

At 6 o'clock Thursday evening Miss Evelyn Ruth Office, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Office of Perrine st. became the bride of Pierre J. H. Ball of Baltimore, Md. Rabbi Samuel Mayerberg performed the ceremony which took place at the Old Barn club in a setting of trailing vines, smilax and blossoms before the old stone fireplace. The double ring ceremony was used, fernery and vines being interwoven into a canopy under which the bride and groom took their nuptial vows.

To a program of wedding music played by Miss Claudia Lindeman, pianist, and Miss Minnie Rosensweet, violinist, the bridal procession took formation about the altar. At the immediate approach were ten girlhood friends of the bride, Misses Rose Rubenstein, Anna Rubenstein, Della Sachs, Edith Potasky, Anna Sachs, Rebecca Thal, Janet Patasky, Lillian White of Cincinnati and Amelia Linder. Robes of smilax and white satin ribbons marked the bridal path. The musical program included "I Love You Truly," "At Dawning," the Lohengrin wedding march and the "Meditation" from "Thais."

Miss Reina Ball, sister of the groom, as maid of honor, took the lead in the bridal procession. She wore a gown of Shell pink georgette trimmed with pearls and her corsage was of pink rosebuds. Nile green georgette was fashioned becomingly to Miss Anna Office and Miss Ethel Magaziner, bridesmaids. They carried bouquets of yellow roses. Attired in a dainty frock of sheer pink organdy Ida May Officer, niece of the bride, served as flower girl. She carried a basket of rosebuds and was followed by the ring bearers, Miriam Office, who wore a frock of pale green organdy, and Howard Wyse, wearing white silk. The rings were carried in Cala lilies.

Morton Ball, attended his brother as best man. The users were Leon Office, brother of the bride, and the bride's cousin, Leon Office, of Columbus.

The bride entered with the groom, and was gowned in a bridal robe of heavy ivory satin, designed with cascades of duchess lace and pearls, and a long court train that fell from her shoulders. Her veil of real lace was arranged with a crown of orange blossoms, and she carried a shower bouquet of white roses and orchids. The groom's gift was a necklace of pearls and amethysts.

Locust boughs and wygelia were used profusely about the dining room, and verandas of the club where dinner was served to 100 guests. After the reception and dance, Mr. and Mrs. Ball left for Atlantic City. The bride wore a traveling costume of blue poiret twill embroidered in grey and a hat and blouse of which similar hues were combined. After there return they will make their home on Bryden road, Columbus.

The bride is a graduate of Stivers in the class of '13, and is well known in club circles. She has been identified with the Court of Domestic Relations as secretary to Judge Roland Baggott. Mr. Ball is associated in business with his father as secretary and treasurer of the Morton Ball company, with headquarters in Columbus. He was graduated from the University of Baltimore.

Out-of-town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. William Aarons, of Cleveland; Miss Rena Ball, of Baltimore, Md.; Nathan Wedner of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Office, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goldberk, Bud Office, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Office, Lawrence and Harry Office, Marion Office, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Berman, all of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kessel, of Lancaster, O.; Lina Lakin, of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Present, of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lewis, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Lou Shomer and daughters, Bess and Frances, of Middletown, O.; Van Weis, of Columbus, O.; Louis Marcus of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Miss Minnie Mervis, of Cleveland; Lillian Weisman, of Cincinnati; Mr. and Mrs. David Office, of Middletown.


William Beachler - Mabel Catherine Garber
Dayton Journal - August 31, 1905, Page 5

MIAMISBURG, O., AUG. 30
The marriage of Rev. William Beachler to Miss Mabel Catherine Garber of Belleville, O., will take place this morning at 8 o'clock at the home of the bride in Belleville. Rev. and Mrs. Beachler will go to Lake Winona to attend the Progressive Brethren conference and from there to Chicago, on their wedding trip. They will make their home in Troy, O. Mrs. D. Beachler of this city, mother of the groom, will attend the wedding.


Francis H. Beck - Lizzie R. Eldemiller
Dayton Journal - September 2, 1902, Page 5

A name that was the very synonym of defiance in this county during the civil war was recalled by the name of a bride inscribed on the marriage record in the probate court, when Francis H. Beck, aged 75 years, and Mrs. Lizzie R. Eldemiller, aged 53 years, secured a license to wed. The bride is a niece of Clement I. Vallandingham and a daughter of his sister, Margaret Vallandingham, who was united in marriage to John Robertson. This is the third time the bride in this marriage has been united in matrimony. They were joined by the Rev. J. G. Neiffer at his home. They will reside on the farm property of the groom in Miami county.


Donald C. Black - Dorothy Caroline Lowell
Dayton Journal Herald, July 4, 1937, Page 2

Before an altar decorated with evergreens and tall candelabra, Miss Dorothy Caroline Lowell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Lowell, 2308 Wayne avenue, became the bride of Donald C. Black, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Black, of Trotwood, June 26, at the Linden Avenue Baptist church. The Rev. I. N. DePuy officiated at the ceremony.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was her sister, Mrs. Ronald E. Kemper. She was dressed in shell pink lace. He flowers were pink roses and blue delphiniums.

The bridegroom was attended by Daniel Boone as best man, Ralph Kleinfelter and Ronald Kemper served as ushers.

Aqua marine lace fashioned princess style with a short jacket and leg o'mutton sleeves, was chosen by the bride for her wedding dress. She carried white roses, gardenia and delphiniums.

Mrs. Lowell, mother of the bride was attractive in blue sheer chiffon with white accessories. Mrs. Black chose for her son's wedding a sheer navy blue dress with white dots. Both mothers wore corsages of white gardenias.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, after which the couple left for a wedding trip to Natural Bridge, Va., and through the Shenandoah Valley. They will be at home after July 1 at 2308 Wayne avenue. Mrs. Lowell chose navy blue crepe with white accessories for her going away dress.


John S. Black - Lucy A. Kissinger
Dayton Journal September 27, 1872

At the residence of the bride's mother, by Rev. J. H. Montgomery, on Thursday, September 26th, John S. Black, of Ladora, Iowa, and Miss Lucy A. Kissinger, of this city.


Morgan Blocher - Alice Burr
Dayton Journal September 20, 1872

In Beaversville, Greene county, on the 10th instant, Mr. Morgan Blocher and Miss Alice Burr.


F. E. Boga - Amelia Kuntz
Dayton Daily Journal - December 26, 1884, Pg 1

On the evening of the 23d of December, 1884, by Rev. D. Winters, D.D., at his residence, Mr. F. E. Boga to Miss Amelia Kuntz, both of this city.


John S. Bomgardner - Sarah B. Booher
Dayton Daily Journal - December 26, 1884, Pg 1

On the 23d of December, 1884, by Rev. D. Winters, D.D., at his residence, Mr. John S. Bomgardner, of the vicinity of Brant, to Miss Sarah B. Booher, of Wayne township.


Earl W. Brannon - Hattie May Shaner
Dayton Journal - August 29, 1902, Page 5

On Thursday evening, August 28, at 8 o'clock a number of the immediate friends of the families attended the marriage of Miss Hattie May Shaner the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shaner, a conductor on the C.H.&D. R.R. at their home at 22 North street to Mr. Earl W. Brannon, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Brannon, a conductor residing t 602 Linwood street. The ring ceremony was used, the service being performed by Rev. D. Burghulter, editor of the Christian World. The groomsman was Mr. Roe Brannon and the bridesmaid Miss Mollie Higgins. After the congratulations an elegant wedding dinner was served and a number of fine presents were bestowed upon the happy couple who will be at home after September 10th at 33 South Torrence street.


Richard J. Brunson - Margaret Brunson
Dayton Daily Journal, October 17, 1862, Page 2

On the same, by the same, at the Montgomery House, Mr. Richard J. Brunson to Miss Margaret Brunson, both of Madison Township.


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