MATAGORDA COUNTY WEDDING ARTICLES

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BOLLING – M’CARY VOWS SOLEMNIZED TUES. AT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

McCary - Bolling

A marriage of wide interest took place Tuesday afternoon in the Presbyterian Church when Miss Margaret Bolling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Bolling, became the bride of O’Brian McCary, son of Rev. and Mrs. J. R. McCary, of Galveston, Palms arranged at the back of the church with a lattice of flowers and ferns formed a background for the beautiful ring ceremony which united the lives of these two young people, performed by the father of the groom, assisted by Rev. G. F. Gillespie.

Preceding the ceremony Mrs. O. C. Arnold and Mrs. R. J. Sisson sang “All For You,” and Mrs. C. C. Blackman sang “Love Everlasting.” Mrs. Carlton Crawford was accompanist, also played the wedding marches and soft music during the ceremony.

Mrs. Carrol B. Ray and Miss Dawn Willis were bridesmaids and wore dresses of orchid and blue organdie. Miss Jean Trull, as maid of honor, was dressed in green and Mrs. Wm. Cunningham, matron of honor was in pink and all carried bouquets of gladioli in contrasting colors. The bride wearing a beautiful lace dress with turban to match and carrying a bouquet of white gladioli, entered on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage. Little Mary Jane Cunningham, niece of the bride was flower girl and carried pink roses. The groom was attended by his brother Marden McCary, and Messrs. David Bolling and Jimmy Hayes served as ushers.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the beautiful country home of the bride’s parents, located on the Carancahua river, and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. Cake and lunch were served from the dining table by Miss Fay Clark, a cousin of the groom and Miss Lois Fones. The couple left shortly after the reception for a honeymoon trip without disclosing their destination. When they return they will be at home at 3308 O½ street Galveston.

Among the out of town relatives and friends for the ceremony and reception were Mr. and Mrs. George Willis and family of El Campo, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cunningham and two children of San Angelo; Mrs. C. C. Blackman and son Clinton, of Austin; Rev. and Mrs. McCary and son Marden, and Mr. McCary’s mother of Galveston, Misses Fay Clark and Lois Fones, Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Lee and son Austin; Mrs. Thos. H. Lewis, Mrs. Pat Thompson and daughter, Glendine, Mrs. Paris Smith, Mrs. V. Powell, Bay City; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Thompson, El Campo, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Braden, Mr. and Mr. Arthur Matthis and Mrs. Yeager of Blessing.

Palacios Beacon, June 7, 1934 
 


MCCLANAHAN – DRISKILL

At the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Driskill, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Mr. Marion McClanahan and Miss Ann Eliza Driskill were united in marriage, Dr. T. F. Driskill, uncle of the bride officiating. Only members of the family and a few near friends were present. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. McClanahan left for Blessing by auto where they boarded the Frisco train for Houston on their way to Taylor, this State, whey they are enjoying a week’s honeymoon. They may also go to Dallas and visit the bride’s sister, Mrs. Wilsie James, before returning home. Both are popular, well-known young people of the city, the bridegroom being the efficient telegraph operator at the railway depot. That they may live long and be supremely happy is the sincere wish of their many friends.

 Palacios Beacon, June 13?, 1913
 


McCLUHAN – POWELL

The marriage of Mr. Chas. McCluhan and Miss Ethel Powell took place last Wednesday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Minich, Rev. Hill officiating. A host of friends of this popular couple witnessed the ceremony and many beautiful and useful gifts were displayed. Mrs. Minich served a most sumptuous luncheon. In cutting the bride cake the ring fell to Miss Maude Harmonson, the thimble to Miss Dora Smith.  

The
Matagorda County Tribune, January 17, 1912
 


MCCOWAN – HARPER

An extra at the B.Y.P.U. encampment Wednesday, the closing day, that was not on the program, was a marriage ceremony performed at 5 o’clock that evening by Rev. J. A. Stephens, of Eagle Lake. The contracting parties were Mr. Ashley McCowan and Miss Alberta Harper, both of Bay City. The bride is an accomplished violinist, and has been assisting with the music during the encampment.

Palacios Beacon, July 25, 1913
 


McCune - English
Collegeport Wedding


Collegeport has witnessed many pretty weddings, but perhaps none were more beautiful than the ceremony which united in the wedding bonds Miss Carmilota Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. English, to Mr. Earnest A. McCune, Tuesday evening, February 2, 1926, the Reverend H. Paul Janes, pastor of the local church, reading the marriage service.

 

This event was of more than usual interest because of the social prominence of the young lovers. The setting for the wedding was more than beautiful, for the church was decorated in a lavish manner with natural flowers and palms, chrysanthemums forming the motif for the decorative scheme. The altar was a dream on a background of palms while in front tall candlesticks held the gleaming candles. The end of each pew supported a large chrysanthemum and as the bridal procession came from the front of the church, it passed under thee white arches, a large white wedding bell being suspended from the top of each. The contrasting colors were gorgeous and the thought came that some good fairy had dabbled a great paint brush on a gigantic palette and splashed a rainbow of colors that glistened and gleamed under the luminous lights. While the guests were assembling, Miss Emily Jane Allen sang "I Love You Truly," then taking the violin played softly, accompanied by Mrs. Harry Austin Clapp on the piano, swinging into the wedding march as the bridal party appeared at the church door. The procession, headed by four ushers, followed by the flower girls, Misses Jedie Frank Chiles and Violet Harris, wearing green georgette crepe. These two scattered natural sweetpeas on the carpet. Junior bridesmaids were Misses Anna Dell English and Marie English, wearing pink georgette crepe. Bridesmaids, Misses Louise English and Vivian Hewitt, with blue georgette crepe. Maid of honor, Miss Patsy English, in orchid georgette crepe, and matron of honor, Mrs. L. H. McCune, wearing yellow georgette crepe. The bride, who entered on the arm of her father, wore an exquisite creation of white chiffon crepe, trimmed with white velvet silver outlined leaves. The long wedding veil was embroidered in silver and fastened with a bandeau of orange blossoms. In her arms she carried an immense shower bouquet of roses. Master Turner English, two years of age, dressed in white silk velvet, followed the bride, bearing the ring and he kept his promise for he said, "I'll take the ring to Mac."

 

As the bridal party formed about the altar, the lights in the body of the church were darkened and concealed spot lights illuminated the pretty scene.

 

Mr. L. H. McCune served as best man while Messrs. Fleming Chiles, Sidney Richman, Pat Richman and Verne Bowers served as ushers.

 

After the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlors where those present gave bride and groom hearty congratulations and wishes for a long and happy married life.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. McCune left on the night train for Brownsville and other parts of the Valley and will be at home in about a week at Collegeport.

 

Many guests were present from Bay City, relatives and friends of the bride.


The Matagorda County Tribune, Friday, February 5, 1926

 


BROWN-MCDONALD WEDDING

Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Methodist church was solemnized the marriage of Miss Nell Brown to Mr. Hayden McDonald. The church was beautifully decorated in ferns and white and pink roses. It resembled a beautiful flower garden.

"At Dawning" was sung by Mr. Geo. Burke and then Mrs. A. R. Leckie played the wedding march. The bride and groom entered from the side-room, and was met at the altar by the Baptist pastor, Rev. O. B. Falls, who performed the marriage ceremony. The bride wore a beautiful and becoming sand colored traveling suit with hat, gloves and shoes en-suit, and carried a lovely shower bouquet of roses and pink carnations. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. McDonald left on the four o'clock train for Thrall, their future home.

The Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, April 9, 1915
 


MCDONALD-MILLS
Married as the Sun Rose

A very unique and pretty wedding took place at the home of V. R. Haisley at sunrise on Wednesday morning, June 14, when Albert S. J. McDonald of Palacios, and Miss Velma Mills, of Collegeport, were united in marriage in the presence of immediate family and a few friends. The ceremony was performed on the front porch of the handsome Haisley residence, just as the sun emerged from the distant trees along the Colorado river, while the guests took their place upon the green, amid the flowers of the beautiful yard.

After the ceremony the company repaired to the dining room where a sumptuous breakfast was served. The groom wore a grey sacque travelling suit, while the bride was prettily gowned in embroidered Brussels net, her travelling suit being embroidered linen. Besides the home folks, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kaufman, Messrs. J. P. McDonald, and Ed Russell, and Misses Willie Gibson, Rose Russell and Jennie Harrison of Palacios, and Mrs. M. A. Travis of Collegeport, were the invited guests.

The bridal party went by private launch to Port Lavaca where the happy couple took the train for Pueblo, Colorado, where they will make their home.

Miss Mills was the first school teacher at Collegeport and last year taught the Citrusgrove school. She is much loved by all who knew her and will be much missed, especially in church circles where she has been very active.—Collegeport Chronicle.

Palacios Beacon, June 15, 1911
 


SIMS – MCDONALD

Of more than passing interest to a large number of friends of the contracting parties was the wedding Wednesday morning at 8:15 at the Baptist church which united in marriage Miss Eula Sims and Mr. L. E. McDonald.

The church was beautifully decorated in Shasta daisies and ferns. A large bell of the daisies was suspended from an improvised arch and it was under this that the bride and groom stood.

Mrs. Will Guernard of Houston, a schoolmate of the bride’s, sang in a most charming way “Because” prior to the entrance of the bridal party. Then as the soft strains of the wedding march played by Mrs. Ned Hawkins, were heard, the ushers, Messrs. H. Ray and Fred Fields entered, followed by the bride and groom. They were met at the altar by Rev. H. E. Morrison of San Banita who in a most impressive way, spoke the words which united these two young people. During the ceremony LaGoldrina was played softly.

Then to the strains of Mendelsohn’s wedding march, the bridal party left the church for the Southern Pacific depot where they took the train for Houston. After a short stay there they will go to Markham where the groom has a new home just completed waiting for his bride.

The bride never looked prettier than she did in her going away gown of blue taffeta, tailored, with lace blouse, tailored hat and all accessories to match and carried LaFrance roses and ferns showered with valley lilies.

A large crowd followed the newly married couple to the depot where they were well showered with rice and old shoes.

The bride is one of Bay City’s most charming girls and is loved by all who know her, while the groom is one of Markham’s promising young business men. Their many friends here and elsewhere wish for them a long and happy married life.

Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, June 16, 1916
 


MCGLOTHLIN - MCKISSICK

Mr. Ralph McGlothlin and Miss Agnes McKissick were united in marriage in Bay City last Sunday by Rev. Cunningham and immediately after the ceremony boarded the train for a short honeymoon trip to Houston. They returned to Palacios Wednesday and have rented the Bentler cottage on Pavilion St., and are now at home to their many friends.

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McGlothlin, highly respected Palacios citizens. He is a graduate of the Palacios High School, also attended business college in San Antonio. He is now with the Bay City Chevrolet Company, a position he has held for some months.

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George McKissick of the Ashby community. She is a graduate of the Bay City High School and highly esteemed by all who know her. We join the many friends of this worthy young couple in extending hearty congratulations and best wishes.

Palacios Beacon, March 22, 1928
 


McIVER – BURKE

Rev. O. T. Hotchkiss was called to Matagorda yesterday to perform a marriage ceremony for Mr. Talmage McIver and Miss Alice Burke, both popular young people of Matagorda.

The wedding ceremonies were held in the Matagorda Methodist Church yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the presence of a large circle of friends.

After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. McIver came to Bay City and took the east bound Brownsville for points in East Texas for a visit to relatives.  

The
Matagorda County Tribune, December 12, 1919
 


MCKELVEY – BREWER

Mr. Edward McKelvey and Miss Lula Brewer, both formerly of Bay City were united in marriage at Bronte, Texas, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Miss Brewer was formerly a teacher in our public schools and has a host of staunch friends in this city.

Mr. McKelvey prior to leaving the city was in the employ of the First National Bank. He is at present associated with the Bronte National Bank.

The News-Farmer joins the many friends of this happy young couple in good wishes and congratulations

Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, February 16, 1917
 


WEDDING BELLS

McNabb – Baxter
 

Wm. E. McNabb and Miss Jennie Baxter, two well-known and popular young people of Matagorda, were united in the silken bonds of wedlock at the Methodist church in that city on Wednesday evening, the 21st inst; Rev. J. J. Callaway officiating.


The church was tastefully decorated for the occasion and there was a large attendance of the relatives and friends of the high-contracting parties, including many visitors from various portions of the county.


Forming a part of the bridal party, as attendants, were Charlie Williams and Miss Daisy Phillips, and James Bruce and Miss Fanny Bruce.


After the ceremony those of the guests who were so inclined repaired to the Odd Fellows Hall and engaged in dancing till an early hour next morning.
 

The Matagorda County Tribune, June 24, 1899
 


McNEAL – ETTER

Mr. J. A. McNeal of this city and Miss Agnes Etter of Bryan, were married in that city on Wednesday, December 20, and arrived in Bay city, their future home yesterday.

Mr. McNeal is well and favorably known in Bay City, has lived here for a number of years, and has a host of friends who join the Tribune in congratulations and well wishes for a prosperous and happy journey through life. The bride is a stranger to our community, but a warm welcome by the good citizenship of our matchless little city is extended her.

The Matagorda County Tribune, December 29, 1911
 


McREE – SMITH

Last night at 8 o'clock at the home of Rev. W. O. Stephens, Katherine Smith and F. B. McRee were united in marriage. Mrs. McRee's former home was in Troupe, Texas, where she was a member of an old and prominent family. She was here visiting her sister, Mrs. Pat Clark. Mr. McRee is well and favorably known here, having resided in Bay City for quite a while. The happy couple has the best wishes of their many friends. They will reside, at least for the present, with Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Edwards. Rev. W. O. Stephens performed the ceremony.

The Matagorda County Tribune, April 20, 1923
 


MAGILL – RUGELEY
 

MARRIED.—At the M. E. Church South in Bay City, on Friday, February 10th, 1899, at 11 o’clock, a.m Miss Shirley, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Rugeley to Mr. G. M. Magill; Rev. E. C. Boaz, of Angleton, officiating.


Attendants: Mr. Ike Towell, and Miss Dollie Rugeley; Mr. O. J. Dubek and Miss Alice Rugeley; Mr. W. L. McCamly and Miss Ada Rugeley; Mr. W. A. Rugeley and Miss Tenie Holmes.


Mrs. B. J. Dantzler presided at the organ and played the organ and played the wedding march. Messers. Wm Cash and L. W. Brown acted as ushers.


The church was most beautifully decorated, and the scenic effect had been heightened by darkening the windows and lighting the lamps.


The bride was attired in a magnificent white satin dress cut en train, and carried a handsome bride’s bouquet. The groom looked calm but, as one lady put it very determined. The attendant ladies and gentlemen were conventionally attired, all forming a beautiful and imposing procession, headed by the officiating minister, who halted at the chancel rail and faced about as the attendants deployed to the right and left. The ceremony and concluding prayer were beautiful and impressive, and at its conclusion the bridal party filed out, the large assemblage following, and this, one of Bay City’s most elaborate weddings, was over.


A large list of presents of varying usefulness, beauty, and value, attested the love and esteem in which both bride and groom are held by a large circle of relatives and friends, both at home and abroad.


After partaking of dinner at the Rugeley House—one of the kind of dinners for which its accomplished hostess has become famous—the bridal party left for El Campo, where they expect to take the train to day for New Orleans. They expect to spend carnival week in the Cresent City and then visit other points for a day or two, returning in about ten days.


The bride comes of one of the oldest and bluest-blooded of Texas families, her paternal grand-father, Col. John Rugeley having been a member of the Texas Congress in the palmy days of the Republic, and many other members of the family have distinguished themselves in various positions of honor and trust. And she, herself, by virtue of her sweet amiability and practical domestic accomplishments, is eminently fitted for the position of reigning queen of her husband’s home.


The groom is one of the three owners and is the secretary, treasurer, and resident manager of the Bay City Town Co. He is a gentleman of wide and varied business experience, unusual business sagacity, foresight, and acumen, and is so full of enterprise that it oozes out of the tips of his fingers. And withal he is a man of generous heart and noble impulses, loyal to friends, charitable to enemies, liberal to the church, benevolent to the poor, and fair and just to all. Here’s to the bride and groom; May all their skies be sun-lit, and all their paths flower-strewn.


The Matagorda County Tribune
, February 11, 1899
 


MANGUM – JONES

Married―At the residence of the bride’s sister, Mrs. A. Hatchett south of Brownsville depot, Saturday night, Miss L. A. Jones and Mr. M. V. Mangum, Rev. J. F. Carter officiating. The News-Farmer extends congratulations to the happy groom and his fair bride.

Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, October 20, 1916
 


MARSHALL – SANDERS

On Tuesday evening of last week, at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. L. G. Sanders, occurred the marriage of Miss Bessie Sanders, to Mr. Herbert Marshall. Rev. Goodenough, of the Methodist Church performed the ceremony in the presence of the immediate relatives of the contracting parties. Mrs. Marshall is a young woman of sterling qualities who has grown to womanhood in Palacios and will make the husband of her choice a competent helpmeet. Mr. Marshall has spent many years here and is a man of excellent character. These estimable young people have gone to home-making on the groom’s farm on the Blessing road. The Beacon joins their many friends in best wishes for a happy future.

Palacios Beacon, November 21, 1919
 


MARTIN – STULTING

Mr. W. E. Martin and Miss Agnes Stulting, daughter of Mr. J. C. Stulting, were quietly married last Sunday evening at 6:45 o’clock by Rev. Shepherd, the Presbyterian pastor, at his home. They will continue to make their home at Palacios. Mr. and Mrs. Martin are among the well-known and popular young people of the city, and have a host of friends among all the residents of the city and surrounding country, who join with the Beacon in offering congratulations and wishing them a superabundance of all the good things the world can give in the way of joy, plenty and comfort during many long years.

Palacios Beacon, January 22, 1915
 


MARTIN – TANSIL

At a quiet and pretty home wedding Sunday evening at the home of the bride’s parents, at 6:30 o’clock, Mr. James H. Martin and Miss Lucile Tansil, both of this city, were married, Rev. J. W. Israel, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. Beside the resident members of the two families, Mrs. H. E. King and daughter Adalaide, of Victoria, aunt and cousin of the groom, were present. Mr. Guy Perry officiated as best man, and Miss Francis Martin, sister of the bridegroom, was the bridesmaid. After the ceremony and congratulations, refreshments of cream and cake were served.

The bride was lovely indeed in a most becoming costume of white embroidered net over white messaline, the groom appearing in the conventional black. The newly wedded couple were guests at the Hotel Palacios Monday, leaving Tuesday morning for Ganado, where the groom is engaged as prescription druggist, and where he had already provided and furnished a handsome home for his bride, where they immediately began housekeeping.

Mr. Martin is peculiarly a Palacios boy, having lived here for a number of years, graduating from our high school but a short time ago. He is among the best known young men of the city, and friends by the score have noted his splendid success in all his undertakings. The bride is also quite as well known, especially among the young people, by whom she is much admired and esteem; and all join with the Beacon in wishing this happy and promising young couple the richest measure of prosperity in worldly acquirements, and unalloyed happiness under all conditions.

Palacios Beacon, March 7, 1913
 


MATTHES – BRADEN

Sunday morning Collegeport lost a very charming and estimable young lady when Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Braden gave their daughter, Miss Ruth, in marriage to Mr. Arthur Matthes. The wedding was a quiet affair as only the immediate relatives of the two families were present. The Reverend Mr. Gillespie from Palacios performed the ceremony at 11 o'clock. Mr. Matthes' father, and mother and two brothers and a sister from Ganado were the only visitors outside of Collegeport. Miss Edna Matthes, sister of the groom acted as brides' maid and Mr. Melvin Spore [Spoor] served as best man. The newly married couple caught the train at Blessing to spend a short honeymoon among relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Matthes will soon be at home to their many friends in Palacios. Seldom do so many well wishes follow a couple thru life as follow these for they were well and favorably known, counting their friends everywhere. Collegeport was the scene of other showers than those from the clouds last week as the bride received many presents from near and far.                            

The
Matagorda County Tribune, December 21, 1923
 


MAYNARD – BENNETT

Mr. E. B. Maynard, cashier at the Southern Pacific local offices, and Miss Nelle Bennett, of Cuero, were recently united in marriage at the bride's home in that city.

They have returned to Bay City and are now domiciled at the residence of Mrs. George Austin.                                                        
The
Matagorda County Tribune, July 13, 1917
 


MEANS – MAY

Dee W. Means of Mexia and Mrs. Bertha W. May of Bay City were married yesterday in the manse of the Hardy Street Presbyterian church by Rev. E. G. Story, pastor of the church. Mr. Means is a prosperous young business man of Mexia, where the couple will make their home.—Houston Post.

Miss May was in charge of the Moore & Reynolds millinery establishment here for several months this season and made many friends while in our city. The Tribune extends congratulations. Miss Jackson, who was with Mrs. Means, now has charge of the millinery department at Moore & Reynolds.               

The
Matagorda County Tribune, December 22, 1911
 


PLEASANT RE-UNION
 

Mr. Jas. G. Mecham, of Columbia, was re-united in the bonds of matrimony, on the 20 inst., by Justice M’Farlane, to Mrs. A. L. Mecham of this place, after a separation of five years.


. . .the long separation has taught them to appreciate each other, and that their lives in the future may be unclouded.                                            

The Matagorda Gazette
, January 25, 1860
 


CULVER – MECKLENBERG

At the Methodist Episcopal Church here Wednesday evening, May 9, at 8 o'clock Mr. Hilmer W. Mecklenberg and Miss Mary Culver were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. Rev. J. H. Stuckey officiating.

The little edifice was full to overflowing with relatives and friends of the highly contracting parties. Preceding the entrance of them and their attendants Mrs. Brown sang "I Love You!" accompanied by Mrs. J. Nye Ryman on the organ after which, without pause, she began the ever popular wedding march "Lohengrin" to which strains the wedding procession began. The two ushers, Messrs. Arthur and Ned Culver, brothers of the bride led the way--one up the right, the other up the left aisle. Closely following were the best man, Mr. Eric Culver, another brother, and maid of honor, Miss Lucile Pannill; the groomsman, Mr. Stanley Rugeley and bridesmaid, Miss Winnie Williams, were next in line. Then the two matrons of honor; Mesdames Drachenberg and Kneisley with Mr. Drachenberg and Mr. Kneisley, all the male attendants marching up the right aisle, the women the left and meeting at the altar, the minister having taken his place when the ushers advanced.

The ring bearer, Master Oscar Rucks Moberly, in white bearing a lovely Easter lily containing the two rings passed up the aisle and took his place as did the little flower girl, Gene Lawson dressed in pink organdie strewing rose leaves as she came. Lastly was the groom advancing from the right aisle and the bride in the left aisle with her father, he immediately giving her away as they faced the minister, then as the happy couple took their places, the impressive double ring ceremony began that joined the two lives "until death us do part."

The bride was at her best in her handsome going away suit of blue Poiret Twill with accessories and an exquisite corsage of pink rose buds.

Misses Pannill and Williams and Mesdames Drachenberg and Kneisley were becomingly gowned for the event each carrying arm bouquets of sweet peas in pastel shades, and the men were all in the usual dark suites.

Mrs. Culver, the bride's mother looked well groomed in her brown Canton Crepe and Mrs. Mecklenberg, mother of the groom, looked equally as well in her brown crepe de chine. The girl hood friends of the bride spent the morning making the interior of the Church beautiful with potted ferns, roses and evergreens and shaded all the lights which shed a subdued crimson glow over all.

Before the rostrum was a large arch of feathery ferns under which the couple stood during the ceremony. As soon as the marriage rites were over the whole bridal party, relatives and close friends repaired to the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Culver where a reception was held and where they all registered in the wedding journal.

At two a. m. the "Newly-weds" took their departure for Houston and Galveston for a brief honey moon trip after which they will take up their residence at Gulf, their home being set in order during their absence. Mrs. Mecklenberg is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Culver, pioneers of Matagorda, and is a very popular and accomplished young woman. She is beloved by all who have known her from baby hood and beside, has a large circle of warm friends she has made as she "traveled along" in her merry, sunshiney way.

"Miukey" as he is affectionately called by his many friends, is the son of Mr. Louise? Mecklenberg. He was born and reared in Sealy but for the past three years has been employed by the Gulf Sulphur Company.

Soon after moving here he began to mingle with Matagorda's young set from which he chose his life mate and it is with affection their many friends bid them bon voyage on the matrimonial sea.                                                               

The
Matagorda County Tribune, May 18, 1923
 


MAXINE ROBINSON IS MARRIED IN ANGLETON

Michovoich - Robinson

Miss Maxine Robinson and Mr. Joe Michovoich surprised their relatives and friends by motoring to Angleton and getting married, the ceremony being performed in the court house by the County Judge. They will make their home in Freeport, where the groom has employment on a boat.

The bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Robinson, is a graduate of the Palacios high school and has a host of friends with whom we join in hearty congratulations.

Palacios Beacon, June 14, 1934
 


MILAM - CALLAWAY

A beautiful home wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Luther, Wednesday morning at nine o’clock, uniting Miss Josephine Callaway and Walter Milam, both of this city.

The home was a profusion of ferns and marigolds.

Promptly at nine o’clock Miss Mildred Helander, playing her own accompaniment, rendered most beautifully, “I Love You Truly.” Following this, little Lena Margaret Callaway, of San Antonio, at the piano sounded the lovely strains of Lohengrin’s Wedding March, as the bride, on the arm of her father, descended the stairway to meet the groom awaiting her. They proceeded then to an arch made of ferns and each side a floor basket tied with maline bows and filled with marigolds. Under this arch they were met by Rev. C. M. Myers, of Wharton, an uncle of the bride, who, in a most impressive manner, made them man and wife.

The bride was dressed in white, a beautiful creation of georgette and lace, with a large picture hat and carried a shower boquet of bride’s roses and lilies of the valley.

After the ceremony a delicious orange sherbet was served with the bride’s cake.

Out of the town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Woody Callaway and daughter, and Miss Prudence Stanford, of San Antonio Rev. C. M. Myers and daughter, of Wharton; Miss Vera Sanders of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Pierce, Blessing; Mr. and Mrs. Abendroth, Orchard.

Palacios Beacon, June 7, 1928
 


POPULAR YOUNG PALACIOS COUPLE WED IN VICTORIA

Milam – Chaddock

Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Chaddock, of Victoria, announce the marriage of their daughter, Beatrice Thelma, to Mr. Wylie Richard Milam, which occurred at the Methodist Church in that city on Saturday, August 25th, 1928, at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Brewster, pastor of the Victoria M. E. Church officiating and only members of the family of the bride being present.

This wedding is of unusual interest to Palacios people as both parties are so well and favorably known here. The bride has spent a goodly portion of her life in this city. She attended school here and graduated from the high school with the class of 1926, and the next year took a business course in a College at Houston. She has been an active worker in the Presbyterian Sunday School and Christian Endeavor and is a social favorite within her large circle of friends, and besides all these qualifications is well versed in the art of home making.

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Milam, who have been Palacios citizens a number of years and is a worthy and energetic young man. For the past two years he has been a reliable and efficient assistant at the Auto Inn and numbers his friends by all who know him.

The newly weds arrived in Palacios Sunday evening and are now housekeeping in the Webb cottage, on Pavilion Street, where they are at home to their many friends.

The Beacon takes great pleasure in extending to these young people hearty congratulations and best wishes.

Palacios Beacon, August 30, 1928
 


MILLER – JACOBSON

From Wednesday’s Daily.

Mr. G. J. Miller of Citrus Grove and Miss Amy Jacobson of Collegeport were united in marriage at the Stockton House this morning. Rev. O. B. Falls, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating.

The young couple, who are quite popular, returned to Citrus Grove where they will make their future home.                                                  

The Matagorda County Tribune
, June 11, 1915
 


MILLICAN – GORDON

Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Millican and family went up to El Campo to attend the wedding of their son, Mr. Horace Millican to Miss Myrtis Gordon of that place. The marriage was celebrated at the home of the bride’s parents, on Christmas day. The bride is reputed to be one of the fairest of El Campo’s young ladies, and the groom a splendid young man from this county, now a promising business man of El Campo, and a son of our townsman, Mr. A. H. Millican. The News-Farmer joins the numerous friends of the happy groom in Bay City, in extending congratulations and wishes for a happy and prosperous career.

Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, December 29, 1916
 


MIMS – MARSH

At the Methodist church last Thursday evening, the 19th inst., Mr. J. P. Mims and Miss Lizzie Marsh, daughter of Mr. Austin Marsh, all of this city, were united in marriage by the pastor, Rev. Myers, in the presence of a large company of the invited friends of the high contracting parties. The ceremony was most beautiful and impressive. Promptly at the  hour set, eight o’clock, Miss Anna Laura Best at the piano began the inspiring stains of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, to the cadence of which the bridal party entered from the vestibule and marched down the broad aisle to the rostrum, the bride leaning on the arm of the bridegroom, and where the words were spoken that made them man and wife. The attendants consisted of an escort of twelve young ladies, members of the Tuesday club of which the bride is the president, who marched on each side, and took their station on the rostrum while the ceremony was in progress, and also accompanying the newly wedded pair as they left the church. Mr. and Mrs. Mims went from the church to the home already prepared by the bridegroom. Monday morning they left for an extended bridal tour through East Texas visiting friends and relatives at many points.

The bride was most charmingly attired in a handsome wedding gown of white, with bridal veil and orange blossoms, the groom appearing in the conventional black. The church while not profusely, was most attractively decorated, the work of members of the Tuesday club. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and valuable presents from friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Mims are both well-known in the city, and held in much esteem, and were the recipients of warm congratulations from all their friends and in which the Beacon takes pleasure in joining.

Palacios Beacon, December 20, 1920
 


MOBERLEY - HOWARD

There have been three young couples to marry during the Christmas season that are to make their home here and not one of the weddings have taken place here. The last one was that of Elbert Moberley of this town and Miss Bessie Howard, fifth daughter of O. J. Howard of Bay City. They were united in the holy bonds of wedlock at 9 o'clock Christmas morning at the home of the bride's father only immediate family of the bride and J. D Moberley, brother of the groom, being present. Rev. H. C. Morrison of the Baptist church of Bay City officiated. They arrived here on the 12:20 train that day. Mr. Moberley is a highly esteemed young man of sterling worth and his made many friends during his residence of the past two years, who wish him and his charming wife who also has a host of friends in our community, a long happy and prosperous journey down life's rugged pathway.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 30, 1910
 


MONTGOMERY – CARRINGTON
 

MARRIED―At the residence of the bride’s parents in Bay City, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1898, Miss Mary Carrington to Mr. S. S. Montgomery, Jr.; W. J. Cother officiating.


The groom is one of Bay City’s most promising young merchants, and the bride is the well-known and popular daughter of County Surveyor and Mrs. J. C. Carrington.


Though the wedding was a very quiet, unostentatious affair, no cards having been issued, and only the relatives and most intimate friends being present, yet, the general congratulations of their many friends were accompanied by quite a number of valuable and handsome presents.


After the ceremony a bounteous supper was served, after which the newly mated pair proceeded to the groom’s home in the northwestern part of town and took up the duties, responsibilities and joys of housekeeping.


The Tribune most heartily wishes for these happily wedded young friends of ours the rosiest of pathways, the fairest of weather and the balmiest of breezes throughout their life’s journey. Sam has always been an exemplary young man. Miss Mary was ever a charming girl. Both are amiable, sunny tempered and generous, and both have and will ever have, a host of sincere friends fastened to them as with hooks of steel.


The Matagorda County Tribune
, December 24, 1898
 


MOORE – VAN DORN
 

MARRIED. At the residence of the bride’s father, on the 15th inst., by the Rev. C. H. Albert, Mr. A. G. Moore and Miss Mary Van Dorn, all of this county.
 

The Matagorda Gazette, January 18, 1860

 


BEADLE – MOORE

Married at Wharton on April 2nd, Miss Helen Beadle, daughter of L. E. Beadle, of Beadle, in this county, and Mr. Grover Moore son of the well known merchant, D. P. Moore. It is said that the bride was visiting friends in Wharton and Mr. Moore happening to be there, they concluded to bring off the ceremony they had been contemplating. They have many friends who wish them happiness.

Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, April 10, 1914
 


MURPHY – HAWKINS

The initial spring wedding and one of the most beautiful appointed home weddings that ever took place in Bay City, was that of Miss Elizabeth Hawkins and Mr. Michael Murphy last evening at the beautiful home of the bride, the ceremony being performed at 10 o’clock by Rev. John Sloan in the presence of relatives and a few most intimate friends.

The handsome interior of the home, artistically embellished with a dainty bridal motif in pink and white, carried out in a profusion of pink and white carnations, sweet peas, ferns and palms, formed a lovely setting for the event.

The cheerful glow from the broad fireplaces gave an additional touch of beauty to the scene, and in the dining room were displayed the many beautiful gifts. The dining room table, overlaid with handsome embroidered cloth, held an exquisite apern of Bohemian cut glass, filled with mints and confections, and the mantels were banked with ferns and palms.

The ceremony was performed in the parlor before a graceful embankment of palms and ferns.

The lovely melody of Lohengrin’s Bridal Chorus, played by Miss Marguerite Hamilton, heralded the approach of the bridal party.

The groom and his best man, Mr. Rowland Rugeley, uncle of the bride, entered first, and awaited the bride, who entered on the arm of her uncle and guardian, Mr. Henry Rugeley, who gave her away.

The bridal toilette was an exquisite creation of white embroidered tulle over pale green satin, pink rosebuds extending down the front and around the skirt, made in quaint empire mode, the bride never looking more sweet and girlish than on this occasion. An antique pearl necklace was the only ornament worn, and she carried an arm cluster of American Beauty roses.

Following the ceremony the happy pair were recipients of hearty congratulations, and a most delectable three-course supper was served.

Mr. and Mrs. Murphy left over the Frisco for a short trip, their destination being known only to themselves, the bride wearing a suit of blue silk crepe with a most becoming black chapeau.

The Matagorda County Tribune, March 5, 1915
 


MYERS – FOLEY

Yesterday evening at five o’clock at the home of the bride’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Foley, Miss Viviane Elodie Foley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Foley, of this city, was united in marriage to Mr. Ralph Waldo Myers of Hardy, Iowa, Rev. Dallas A. Williams, of the Methodist church, officiating. The attendants were Mr. Berne Foley and Miss Besse Foley, brother and sister of the bride. The wedding march was played on the piano by Miss Minnie Hunt. The parlor where the ceremony was performed was beautifully decorated with pink flowers and foliage. The bride wore a beautiful bridal costume of white silk mull, and carried a bouquet of cape jessamines. The groom appeared in a suit of light grey. A light luncheon was served at six o’clock. The wedding was private, only members of the family being present aside from Miss Hunt and her brother, E. R. Mr. and Mrs. Myers will leave tomorrow morning for the home of the groom at Hardy, Iowa, where they will reside. The bride has been a resident of the city but a short time, coming here with her parents from Iowa a few months ago, but has made many good friends, who join with the Beacon in offering congratulations and best wishes for her future happiness and prosperity.

Palacios Beacon, May 26, 1911
 


MYRICK – WORTHY

Announcement has been received here of the marriage of Miss Imogene Worthy to Mr. Guy Myrick, both of Cedar Lane, which was held in the courthouse last Wednesday, Judge Oscar Barber, performing the ceremony. The young couple left immediately for a trip to Corpus Christi.

Matagorda County Tribune, July 11, 1935
 


NELSON – MORTON

Mr. Alfred H. Nelson and Miss Norine Morton stole a march on their friends last Friday when they went to Bay City and were married. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Morton, reared in this community where she has a large circle of friends. The groom is a young man of good habits and has been an efficient assistant at the Community Service Station the past year.

They are a most worthy young couple and the Beacon takes great pleasure in extending them congratulations.

Palacios Beacon, September 13, 1934

 


EARLY MORNING WEDDING

Nelson – Wagner

Mr. Carl W. Nelson, son of Mr. A. Nelson, and Miss Ina D. Wagner, daughter of Dr. J. R. Wagner, sprung a very complete and happy surprise on their many friends by getting married at 7 o’clock Wednesday morning at the Wagner home, Rev. Shepherd, pastor of the Presbyterian church, performing the ceremony. There is not a better known or more esteemed young couple of the city than Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, and the expectant good wishes of all for their happiness and prosperity through a long and useful life go with them.

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson left on the 7:30 Wednesday morning train for San Antonio where Mr. Nelson has a position and where they will make their home for some time at least. Though the time set for the wedding was kept quite a secret, a few of their friends “got wise” and were at the train to see them away, and the usual shower of rice was more in the nature of a cloud burst.

Palacios Beacon, November 12, 1915
 


NELSON – MCCONNELL

Mr. Lee Nelson and Miss Edith McConnell were united in marriage Saturday morning June 22, in Port Lavaca by the Baptist minister.

These two young people are well known in our community.

Mrs. Nelson is an attractive young lady. She is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. McConnell. She was born and reared in Palacios, attended Palacios High School and numbers her friends by her acquaintances. Mr. Nelson is a capable young man, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Nelson of Dilley, Texas. They will make their future home near Dilley.

They have the best wishes of their many Palacios friends.

Palacios Beacon, June 27, 1935
 


NELSON – STAINBROOK

Miss Ruth Stainbrook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stainbrook, and Mr. Maurice Nelson, both widely-known and most popular young people of this city, were married Wednesday (St. Valentine’s Day) at the home of the bride’s parents by Dr. J. P. Green, pastor of the Presbyterian church. On account of the serious illness of the bride’s mother, the wedding was entirely private.

The bride is one of the especially esteemed and admired young ladies of the city, whose friends are limited only by those who know her. Mr. Nelson is one of the prominent young men of the city and a prosperous contractor. A neat home has just been built for Mr. and Mrs. Nelson on Morton avenue which they will occupy after March 1st, as stated in the announcement cards which have been sent out.

This wedding was celebrated under especially trying conditions. The mother of the bride has been most seriously ill for some weeks, and it had been the preference of the young people to defer the wedding until the result of the mother’s illness was known. But it had been Mrs. Stainbrook’s special request that the wedding should not be deferred, and expressed the wish that the wedding should occur while she was yet living, and it was at her bedside that the ceremony was performed. Mrs. Stainbrook, at last reports was still very low, and the physicians hold out only the faintest hope that she may recover.

This is an instance where both sympathy and congratulations go together and to the young people the Beacon and all their many other friends extend their sincerest and most earnest well wishes for their happiness, prosperity and long life, at the same time expressing to the family their deep sympathy in the sorrow which rests upon the household.

Palacios Beacon, February 16, 1912
 


BRILLIANT CHURCH WEDDING

Newton – Williams

One of the prettiest matrimonial events of the season was the Wednesday morning wedding which took place at the First Presbyterian Church when Miss Lula Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Williams of this city, was united in marriage to Mr. Claude A. Newton of San Antonio.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. M. Wolf in his usual impressive manner–the pretty ring service being used.

The decorations were charming in their simplicity–ferns, palms and moss being used in profusion.

A vocal selection, De Hardelot’s “Because,” was sweetly sung by Mrs. James Howard Pridgen, preceding the entrance of the bridal party, they entering to the accompaniment of Lohengrin’s “Bridal Chorus,” played by Miss Norine Gardner, who also played a soft rendition of Shubert’s Serenade with violin obligato by Mr. John Richards during the ceremony.

The bridal party entered in the following order: First, the ribbon bearers, Mr. John Wolf and Mr. Lorne Dean who closed the aisles; then came the bridesmaids, Miss Polly Holloman of Sequin and Miss Myrtle Williams, and the groomsmen, Mr. Samuel Brown of Corpus Christi and Mr. Edward Caffin of San Antonio. The bride entered with her brother, Mr. Alvin Williams of Bay City, who gave her in marriage and was met at the altar by the groom.

The bride was handsomely attired in a blue traveling costume, with hat and accessories to match, and carried a bouquet of American Beauties. The bridesmaids wore becoming suits of white serge with picture hats of black and carried roses.

Both bride and groom have hosts of friends in Palacios who extend their heartiest congratulations and best wishes for their happiness.

They will be at home in San Antonio after October 1st—Palacios Beacon.

Mrs. Newton, nee Miss Williams, is a sister of Mr. Alvin Williams of this city. Those attending from here were Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Williams, Mr. Walter Williams and Miss Boney.

The Matagorda County Tribune, October 1, 1915
 


NEWTON - ROSS

Friends and relatives have been informed of the marriage of Miss Verna Jane Ross and Mr. Hollis Newton. The ceremony was performed last Friday evening and the newlyweds are now enjoying their honeymoon, visiting relatives of the groom near San Antonio.

The bride is one of our popular young ladies and assisted at the Blue Bonnet Confectionery during the summer, while the groom has held down a chair in the Smith Barber Shop the past several months.

We join their many friends in extending hearty congratulations and best wishes.

Palacios Beacon, October 24, 1929
 


NORED - ANDERSON

Friends of Miss Marentza Anderson and Robert C. Nored will be surprised to learn that they were secretly married April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Edna, with the Presbyterian minister, Rev. Dickey, officiating.

There were about 100 guests who had assembled at the home of the bride’s parents, celebrating Mrs. Anderson’s birthday. About 5 p.m. the young couple motored to Edna, returning about 9 o’clock. The secret was kept until Friday, April 13, when the news became known.

Mrs. Nored is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mads Anderson of Danevang. She has been employed by the El Campo Citizen for the past year. Mrs. Nored graduated in the academic department of the state teachers college at Huntsville, continuing her studies there for two years, and then at the state university. She has many friends here.

Mr. Nored has a position with the Pure Oil company, living here for the past year. He came from Paris, Tenn., where his parents now live.

The young couple will make their home at the “pent-house” as it is called over the Kubela Motor company.

Their many friends wish them happiness and success in their life’s journey.―El Campo News.

 Palacios Beacon, April 26, 1934
 


NORTHCUTT – SANSING

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Sansing of Van Vleck announce the marriage of their daughter, Viola to C. B. Northcutt, son of Mrs. and Mrs. J. T. Northcutt of Needville which was quietly solemnized Saturday evening, June 2, 1934 at eight o’clock in Needville. Reverend Dahlen pastor of the Methodist Church of Needville performed the ceremony.

The bride was attired in a lovely pink novelty crepe model and she wore white accessories. Her corsage was of pink sweet peas and fern.

Mr. and Mrs. Northcutt will make their home in Needville after a short wedding trip to Hot Springs, Ark. Mr. Northcutt is employed with the Texas Gulf Sulphur Company in Long Point. The bride a member of the ’25 graduating class of Van Vleck school also attended the Bay City High School and was prior to her marriage employed with the J. C. Penney Company store in this city.

The Tribune extends with their many friends, congratulations and best wishes.

The Matagorda County Tribune, June 7, 1934
 


NORWOOD – GOVE

Matagorda, Texas, June 20.―Nearly an hour before the appointed time for the Norwood-Gove wedding Tuesday morning the seats of the Methodist Church rapidly filled with friends of the interested parties, to witness the ceremony.

Mr. Calvin Baker, the usher, conducted the people to their seats in a very orderly way, avoiding all confusion.

A few moments after 11 o’clock the groom, Mr. Olive Osborn Norwood of Austin, and Miss Calie Gove of this city, the bride, entered the church aisle to the sweet stains of the wedding march played by Mrs. A. M. Whitman of Glen Flora. The day previous friends of the bride had put the church in order for the occasion, using potted ferns and cut flowers to adorn the altar and organ while the bride and groom stood directly under garlands of evergreen tied with long white streamers.

The bride was mighty pretty in her become traveling suit of tan and white with accessories and the groom also dressed for traveling was handsome in his wedding suit.

Rev Granville Storey of Bay City met them at the altar and in a few beautiful chosen words soon pronounced them man and wife.

Retracing their steps down  the aisle which the bride had entered many times before both for Sunday school and church services, they entered their car and left immediately for Houston, Galveston and other places of interest, after which they will go to their home at Austin where they will remain until Mr. Norwood is called for army services.

The groom is a native of Austin and has been in the mercantile business until recently. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Gove and was reared in Matagorda and by her charming personality has made for herself a wide circle of friends.

At the age of 16 she graduated from the Matagorda high school and from that time has made teaching her vocation and it was in this capacity that she met and learned to love her husband in interior Texas some time ago and as the love was mutual he gave her no rest until she promised to become “all his own” and now as they embark on the matrimonial sea the very heartiest good wishes of their many warm friends here and elsewhere follow them.

 Those out-of-town attending the wedding were Mrs. A. M. Whitman and little girl, Miss Jessie Miller and Mr. R. V. Pond of Glen Flora.

Matagorda County Tribune, July 28, 1918                                                                                                                      Photo courtesy of Diane Hicks

 


PRETTY WEDDING SOLEMNIZED HERE WEDNESDAY A.M.

Owen - Nester

The home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Nester was the scene of a beautiful wedding service Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock when their daughter, Miss Margaret, was united in marriage to Mr. Charles Owen, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Owen of El Campo, Rev. G. F. Gillespie, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, reading the impressive ring service.

Preceding the ceremony Mrs. Carlton Crawford sang “Into the Dawn With You,” Miss Nellie Mae Pasal accompanying her at the piano. As the wedding party took their places Miss Pasal played very softly McDowell’s “To A Wild Rose,” and continued it throughout the service.

Autumn colors were used for the decorations. Vases and baskets of zinnias and mongolds (sic), carrying out the color scheme, being placed attractively about the rooms together with festoons of green foliage. The bride wore a brown costume with trimmings of burnt orange and accessories to match. Mrs. Irvin Cowger, as matron of honor also wore a brown costume, as did little Miss Ann Cowger, who preceded the bride as she entered on the arm of her father, Charles Nester, brother of the bride acted as best man. A bit of sentiment attached to this wedding was that the bride carried a Bible presented to her on her ninth birthday by her Grandfather Fitts which she had had rebound in brown for the occasion. She also carried the same handkerchief her mother carried when she was a bride.

Following the ceremony a reception was held, the guests including only immediate relatives and close friends of the bridal couple, during which a salad course, cakes and coffee were served. Miss Mary Owen presided at the coffee urn, and Miss Jean Trull had charge of the bride’s book. As soon as the newlyweds could make their adieus they left for a short honeymoon trip via the auto route and started away amid a shower of rice and other evidences of being a newly wedded pair.

Mrs. Owens is admired by a large circle of friends. She is a graduate of the Palacios high school, also the State University and has been a member of the Palacios school faculty the past two years, during which time she gave excellent service and satisfaction. She has also worked in the Sunday school and church and was sponsor of the Girl Reserve Work here for two years. She will be missed in many ways but we rejoice she is not going to be far way and we commend her to the people of El Campo where she is to make her home. The groom is a splendid young man, associated with his father in business and we join the many friends of these most worthy young people in wishing for them God’s richest blessings throughout their journey through life together.

Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Owens and daughter, Miss Mary, Dr. and Mrs. F. C. Swanson, Mrs. Robt. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde N. Wheeler, Miss Frances Swanson, Wm. V. Hill, Mrs. J. C. Wheeler, of El Campo, and Simon Sin Clair, of Eagle Lake, Mrs. Irvin Cowger and children, of Sterling, Kas., Miss Jean Trull, San Marcos, and Charles Nester, Houston.

Palacios Beacon, August 23, 1934
 


PARKER – HILL

Friday evening March 15, at seven o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Whitney, Mr. George T. Parker and Mrs. Sallie Walker Hill were united in marriage, Chas. E. Metchalf minister for the Church of Christ reading the ceremony. These popular young people are well and favorably known in our little city, Mr. Parker being one of our leading barbers. Mrs. Hill who has been making her home in our city for some time is a very popular young woman, possessing many fine traits of character.

They will be at home to their many friends in the new cottage recently constructed by Mr. Whitney.

The Beacon and their many friends joins in wishing them a happy and a prosperous journey through life.

Palacios Beacon, March 21, 1935
 


ROMANCE OF SCHOOL DAYS CULMINATES IN WEDDING SAT.

Partain - Skinner

A wedding of much interest to Palacios occurred in Houston Saturday night, and when the news came that Ruth and J. A. were married we were surprised and we were not surprised, for we had long expected it, yet they had kept their plans so much to their selves that not even their closest friends suspected it was so near at home.

Ruth, accompanied by Miss Louise Partain, went up to Houston Saturday afternoon, where they were met by J. A. and Sterling Smith, and they immediately went in search of Rev. H. A. Echols, who performed the ceremony. After the nuptial vows had been taken the folks back home were notified by land [long] distance.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Skinner of this city, and is one of our most beloved girls. She graduated from the Palacios High School in 1921 and for the past six years has been an efficient assistant at the post office. She was ever pleasant, sociable and accommodating and her greeting smile will be missed by all the patrons of Uncle Sam’s mail. She was a favorite in church and social circles and her place among the young folks will be hard to fill.

J. A. is a home boy too, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Partain but has been in Houston for a number of years and holds a good position with the Hughes Tool Co. He had an apartment all ready for his bride when she arrived and where they are now at home ready to receive their friends.

The marriage of these young people culminates a romance begun during their school days.

They have the best wishes of a host of friends with whom the Beacon joins most heartily.

Palacios Beacon, December 6, 1928
 


MARRIAGE ANNOUNCED

 Payne - Hilburn

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hilburn announce the marriage of their daughter, Mildred, to Glenn Payne, which took place Dec. 22, 1934. The event was not intended to be kept a secret but plans of the young folks did not materialize so they put off announcing it. However keeping the secret grew monotonous, so the story was told Saturday and the bride and groom are now receiving congratulations and best wishes from their friends.

The bride was a member of the Palacios High School Senior Class last year and has a large circle of well wishing friends. The groom is an energetic young man, was with Mr. Gass when he was in business here and at Bay City, and now owns a boat used in shrimp and fish industry. Mr. and Mrs. Payne have an apartment with Mr. and Mrs. Hilburn where they are nicely located and at home to their many friends.

Palacios Beacon, May 23, 1935
 


PENNINGTON – BAXTER WEDDING HELD AT M. E. CHURCH SUN.

A wedding of wide interest took place Sunday morning at 8:30 in the Methodist Church of our city, where Miss Meta Baxter became the bride of Mr. John Pennington of Matagorda, with only the immediate families attending.

Miss Baxter is the daughter of Mrs. C. Baxter Nelson, one of Palacios oldest families and Meta was born and reared here.

Needless to say all who know her are in one accord wishing for her a most happy married life.

Mr. Pennington is the son of Mrs. M. E. Pennington, of Matagorda, who is well known and held in high esteem there. Mr. Pennington is with the Duval Sulphur Co.

After a short honeymoon trip they will return to Bolling [Boling] where they will make their home.

The Beacon joins with their hosts of friends in wishing for them a happy and successful married life.

Palacios Beacon, July 12, 1934
 


PEPPER – BAKER

Married at the home of the bride’s mother in this city, on Thursday morning Miss Louella Baker and Mr. George Pepper of Rock Springs, the Rev. L. E. Selfridge officiating. Only a few friends were present, but there are hosts of friends of the lovely bride who join in congratulations and wishes to the happy couple. The newly wed couple left on the early morning S. P. train for their new home in Rock Springs, where the groom is a prosperous stockman.

Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, June 9, 1916
 


PFEIFFER – ANDERSON

At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Anderson, at six o'clock Wednesday evening occurred a quiet home wedding when their youngest daughter, Miss Edna, was united in marriage to Mr. Amandus Pfeiffer Jr., by the Swedish minister of Corpus Christi.

The Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, September 18, 1914
 


THE PHILLIPS–MOORE WEDDING
 

On Thursday evening last we witnessed one of the happiest occasions that has ever occurred at Ashby. Mr. Hugh Phillips and Miss Ada Moore were united in the holy bonds of wedlock. They are two of the most popular young people of our community. The bride has always been esteemed, one of our most sociable and pleasing young ladies, while Mr. Phillips is one of the most industrious and enterprising young men of Ashby. The church was decorated in an artistic manner. Miss Oce Moore played the wedding march as the couple marched up the aisle to take the solemn vows.


Brother Calloway repeated the service in his usually impressive manner. After the ceremony all repaired to the residence of the bride’s parents, where a sumptuous supper was served. May their voyage through life be as pleasant as the beginning.                J. D. Monroe
 

The Matagorda County Tribune, February 4, 1899
 


PIERCE – YATES

Mr. A. H. Pierce and Miss Stella M. Yates were married today noon at the Baptist parsonage, Rev. T. V. Herndon performing the ceremony. The young people are from Palacios where they expect to make their home.                           

The
Matagorda County Tribune, January 23, 1920
 


PIERCE – CHAMBLEE

The marriage of Miss Ruby Chamblee to Mr. Allen Pierce occurred Wednesday morning in Bay City. Mr. and Mrs. Pierce will take a bridal trip of several days, returning later to Palacios to make their home.

Miss Chamblee is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Chamblee of this city, and Mr. Pierce is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Pierce.  The young couple have a legion of friends who extend congratulations and good wishes on life’s journey.

Palacios Beacon, August 15, 1929
 


PIERCEALL – HAGAN

Mr. A. C. Pierceall, of Stoutsville, Mo., and Miss Edna Hagan of Wadsworth, were united in marriage at the Catholic church in this city Sunday morning, the Rev. Father Montrieul officiating. The young people will make Missouri their home.

After the ceremony the bridal party repaired to the Baker House where a delightful repast was served.

Those present were the bride and groom, Father Montreull, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Hagan, Harold Hagan, Miss Hagan, Mr. and Mrs. Chaney, Mr. and Mrs. John Ottis, Sr., Mr. Jo Ottis, Sr., Miss Nellie Ottis, Jo Ottis, John Ottis, all of Wadsworth and Mr. Bowman of Okarche, Okla, and Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Highbarger of Bay City.

The bride and groom left on the afternoon Brownsville train for a few days stay in Galveston after which they will return to Wadsworth for a brief visit before leaving for their new home in Missouri where they will remain for the present.

The Matagorda County Tribune, November 24, 1911
 


MORRIS – PILE

Mr. Leo. R. Pile and Miss Madge Morris, popular young people, both of this city, were quietly united in marriage at 7:30 last evening at the Methodist parsonage, Rev. J. F. Carter officiating.

Mr. and Mrs. Pile will make Bay City their home.

The Matagorda County Tribune, February 19, 1915

 


PLATZER-CULVER NUPTIALS

Charming in its perfect simplicity, and of deep interest to a large circle of sincere friends and admirers, the wedding of Miss Beulah Culver to Mr. Harry Platzer occupied a most prominent position on Sunday's calendar, being solemnized with great impressiveness by the Rev. Kidd at the Methodist church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. At the signal of the wedding march beautifully rendered by Mrs. Matchett, the bridesmaid, Miss Eura Cloar, handsomely gowned in pink satin, upon the arm of Vincent Culver groomsman, and Miss Bettie McLendon, becomingly attired in white chiffon over pink silk, with Mr. Louis Matchett, preceded the bride and groom to the altar, following whom entered the bride and groom, the bride very handsome in an embroidered net robe over white satin, with large white hat, arm bouquet of bride's roses. The impressive words of the ceremony ended, and the felicitations of family and friends extended, the now wedded pair, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Platzer, repaired to the home of the bride, where a delicious wedding breakfast did honor to the occasion, and where many toasts were drunk to the health of the bride and groom.

The hour of departure arriving, Mr. and Mrs. Platzer left over the Brownsville for Columbus, Ohio, amid the hosts of good wishes of the goodly number of friends left behind. They will probably spend the summer there returning in the fall to League City, the home of the groom.

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Culver of this city, and is a girl of rare sweetness and charm, womanly, and well qualified to be the helpmeet of the man whom she has honored in becoming his wife. The groom has been a resident of this city for some months past and is well identified and quite popular in sporting circles here, having been one of the most popular baseball players our local club has ever enlisted in its service. The good wishes of numerous friends in this city accompany this happy couple on their life's journey.

The Matagorda County Tribune, March 17, 1911
 


POLLAPV – BECKMAN

Mr. Frank Pollapv, of Mondova, Wis., and Miss Bessie Beckman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Beckman, of this city, were married at the Methodist parsonage yesterday morning by the pastor, Rev. Myers, leaving on the 7:45 train for Mondova, where they will make their future home, Mr. Pollapv being a locomotive engineer. They went via Houston, New Orleans and Chicago, and will be at home after July 15. At the depot a company of the bride’s friends had assembled, and gave them such a shower of rice that bystanders thought the tariff bill had already passed and rice was on the free list. The bride is one of the charming and greatly admired young ladies of our city, and the sincere wishes from a host of warm friends go with her that in her new home she may be blessed with happiness beyond measure.

Palacios Beacon, June 13?, 1913

 


POLLARD – PEARSON

The beautiful new home of Mrs. C. Pearson, 610 Park Boulevard, Austin, was the scene of a happy wedding Thursday evening, June 27, when the elder daughter of the house, charming Lucia Jean was joined in marriage to Terence A. Pollard of Bay City.

Dr. C. W. Hall of the Wesley Bible Chair officiated using the ring ceremony of the Methodist ritual. An altar had been improvised before the French doors of the living room where the twenty-one white candles gleamed against the background of ferns and palms interspersed with white asters. Floor baskets of pink gladioli added just the touch of color needed to enhance the beauty of the setting.

At seven-fifteen Miss Lucille Neu, gowned in pastel shade pink embroidered organdie sang “Sweet Mystery of Life,” the accompaniment being played by Miss Mary Noonan of San Antonio. Miss Neu, lifetime friend of the bride played the Lohengrin wedding march. Reverend Hall took his position before the altar. Miss Retha Pearson, sister of the bride, Miss Katherine Pollard, sister of the groom the only bridesmaids entered from the left. The bridegroom accompanied by his best man, J. H. Pollard came in from the right as the bride leaning on the arm of her brother, Clarence Pearson moved to the altar where the wedding vows were taken.

The bride was gowned in pale blue shadow organdie and carried a shower bouquet of sweetheart roses. Miss Retha Pearson wore pink shadow organdie and carried an arm bouquet of Shasta daisies. Miss Katherine Pollard wore rose-shadow organdie in yellow and carried Shasta daisies. The groom was dressed in a suit of gray tropical worsted. The groomsmen also wore suits of gray.

Immediately following the ceremony the bride changed to a traveling dress of navy and white net with matching accessories and the couple were in the car and away to parts unknown.

The members of the immediate family and the bridal party were the only witnesses of the ceremony. Mrs. Pearson assisted by Mrs. J. H. Pollard and Mrs. Claire Pollard served a salad course and iced tea by way of refreshments.

Guests for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pollard of Corpus Christi, Mrs. Claire Pollard and Miss Katherine Pollard of Bay City, Miss Mary Noonan of San Antonio, Miss Lucille Neu and Dr. J. F. Neu of Austin, Mrs. Cocking, grandmother of the bride and Neils Thompson of Bay City.

Matagorda County Tribune, July 4, 1935
 


PORTER – MCDONALD

Married―At the residence of Mr. Sam Whitley in East Bay City, Miss Estelle McDonald and Mr. Lon Porter of Humble, Rev. J. F. Carter officiating. The bride is a niece of Mr. Edw. Zedler, has been an operator in the telephone office for some time, and is a most lovable young lady. The groom is an employee of one of the big oil companies at Humble, to which place they have gone to make their home. The best wishes of hosts of friends of the charming bride go with them.

Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, June 25, 1916
 


DOUBLE WEDDING

MISSES EDITH AND AUDREY CLEMENT ARE BRIDES AT BEAUTIFUL WEDDING

Hardy – Clement                     Powell – Clement

The Presbyterian Church was in artistic bridal adornment on last Friday evening for the marriage of Miss Edith Claire Clement and James Allen Hardy and Miss Audrey Lee Clement and Vogt Powell, which was solemnized at 6 o’clock, with Rev. G. F. Gillespie performing the ceremony. The bridal music was given by Mrs. Carlton Crawford at the piano, who played Nevin’s “Venetian Love Song,” the wedding march by Lohengrin, Mendelssohn’s recessional and accompanied Miss Madge Clement, a sister of the brides, who sang, “My Gift For You,” and “At Dawning.” The decorations of the church were vines and ferns forming a background of greenery for the vases and baskets of yellow and golden blossoms.

Miss Margaret Poage, who was bridesmaid for Miss Edith, wore a period gown of green taffeta and carried an arm boquet of yellow chrysanthemums. Miss Mamie Angel, bridesmaid for Miss Audrey, wore a deep yellow crepe satin period gown and carried lavender Chrysanthemums.

The groomsmen were Mr. J. E. Bramlette and Mr. William Clement, a brother of the brides, the former for Mr. Powell the latter for Mr. Hardy. The ushers were Matthew Burton, Coleman Clement, Ramsey Campbell and A. W. Clement.

The brides, dressed exactly alike in period gowns of white taffeta, with tulle veils and lilies of the valley, marched in with their father, who gave them in marriage. The ring service was used for the double ceremony and those taking the nuptial vows kneeled on pillows of white satin for the benediction.

After the ceremony a reception for the bridal party and relatives was held at the home of the brides’ aunts, the Misses Clement, when hot coffee and cake were served and the newlyweds showered with blessings and well wishes. During the evening they took their departure for brief honeymoon trips. Mr. and Mrs. Hardy to Galveston and Mr. and Mrs. Powell to San Antonio.

The brides are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Clement, reared in this city and are beloved by all. Both are graduates of the P. H. S. Mrs. Hardy is also a graduate of John Sealy Hospital, Galveston and has been engaged as County Health Nurse since she finished her training, the past two years having been spent at Carlsbad, N.M. Mrs. Powell attended C. I. A., taught school and then took up a business career, being an assistant in the bank at Blessing for some months.

Mr. Powell holds the position of cashier in the bank at Blessing and he and his bride will make their home in that city.

Mr. Hardy comes from a prominent family of Carlsbad, where he is a successful and influential business man and has a home prepared for his bride.

We join their host of friends in hearty felicitations.

Guests from out of town for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hardy, Carlsbad, N.M.; Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Clement, Edna; Mr. Ray Cannon and family, Angleton; Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Morrow and daughter, Lolita; Miss Anita Waters, Miss Margaret Poage, Bay City; J. E. Bramlette, Galveston; J. H. Robertson, Bay City; Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Campbell and Ramsey Campbell, Markham; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Clement, Mrs. H. H. Loos and party, and Mrs. Kiser, Bay City; Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Pierce, Mr. Stoner, Mrs. Milliard and Mr. and Mrs. Yeager, Blessing.

Palacios Beacon, November 17, 1927
 


QUEEN - HUNTER

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hunter announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Margaret, to Alton S. Queen, which took place Friday night, Rev. Chas. E. Metcalfe officiating. Immediately after the ceremony the happy young couple left for parts unknown for a short honeymoon. The bride left Sunday for Gonzales to resume her work there in a café and the groom returned to A. & M. College to continue his school work.

These are two of our most energetic young people, and have a host of friends who wish them unbounded success on their life’s journey and that joy and happiness may attend them throughout.

Palacios Beacon, November 15, 1934
 

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