MATAGORDA COUNTY WEDDING ARTICLES

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Rampmeier-Willis

A marriage license was issued Tuesday to Mr. John Rampmeier of the Deutschburg community and Mrs. Bette Willis.

The couple was married in Judge Barber’s office, the Judge officiating in the presence of a few near friends and relatives. We join a host of friends in extending to Mr. and Mrs. Rampmeier congratulations and best wishes.

Palacios Beacon, March 30, 1939
 


WARREN – RATLIFF

Monday evening, June 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the home of the bride’s parents at Gainesmore, in this county, Miss Florence Warren and Mr. George Ernest Ratliff of Cedar Lane were united in marriage, Rev. Geo. E. King officiating, using the beautiful ring service.

The bride is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Warren of Gainesmore, and is a popular young lady of rare accomplishments, and the gentleman who was so fortunate as to win her is a prominent merchant and farmer of that quarter of the county and has been postmaster at Cedar Lane several years. He is one of strong young men of the county, not only of handsome physique, but of fine character and genial disposition which makes strong friends, and wins respect with all.

After the ceremony an elaborate wedding supper was served to the number of friends present. Mr. and Mrs. Ratliff will make their home at Cedar Lane.

Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, June 19, 1914
 


RAUN - BALDWIN

A wedding of interest, beautiful in its simplicity took place Sunday morning at 9 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baldwin, where their daughter, Miss Theresa became the bride of Russell Raun, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Raun of El Campo. The ceremony was performed by Rev. E. F. Kluck pastor of the Methodist church and the couple stood beneath an arch of Shasta daisies and ferns, and was witnessed by only immediate relatives and close friends. Miss Hazel Huffman at the piano played “The Rosary,” and accompanied Misses Betty Jane Anderson and Mabel Baldwin who sang “I Love You Truly.” The happy couple left immediately after the ceremony for a honeymoon trip after which they will make their home on a farm near El Campo.

The bride is one of our most loveable girls, graduated with the class of 1934 from the high school, was active in Church and social duties and has a host of friends.

The groom we learn is an energetic and successful young farmer, well and favorably known in the El Campo community. The Beacon joins the friends of both these young people in extending best wishes and congratulations.

Palacios Beacon, June 20, 1935
 


HASTINGS – REDMOND

Sunday evening at seven o’clock, Mrs. Ruby Alice Hastings and Mr. R. J. Redmond were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage, Rev. B. A. Myers officiating. Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple repaired to the groom’s farm just west of town where a surprise awaited them. A number of their neighbors tendered them a reception serving ice cream and cake. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Redmond, of Clemville, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Arnold and Miss Lura, M. E. Rogers and family, Mr. Hopkins and family, O. C. Arnold and wife and J. L. Parker and family. At a late hour the guest departed wishing the bridal couple long life and happiness, in which the Beacon joins.

Palacios Beacon, September 15, 1916
 


A QUIET WEDDING

Reece – Driskill

Mr. M. C. Reece and Miss Clairette Driskill, both of this city, were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Driskill, at 8:30 o’clock Tuesday evening, the 1st inst., Dr. T. F. Driskill, uncle of the bride, officiating. Only members of the family and a few immediate friends were present, Miss Wilsie Driskill, sister of the bride, was the bridesmaid, while Mr. Frank Willis was “best man” for the groom.

Mr. Reece came to Palacios some two years ago and engaged in business, and is proprietor of the city laundry. By his close attention to business, and courteous manner and treatment of all with whom he has come in contact, he has won a warm place in the esteem of the people of city, and is counted among the enterprising and progressive business men of the city.

The bride is a member of one of the oldest families of the city, and is admired and beloved by all Palacios people. As assistant in the postoffice, she gained a wide acquaintance, and she will be much missed by the patrons of the office, where she was most efficient and obliging.

These most estimable young people have deservedly a large circle of most sincere friends who unite with the Beacon in the hope that they will find married life all that their brightest dreams have fancied, and that happiness and prosperity may attend them through a long and happy life.

Mr. and Mrs. Reece are esteemed members of the local chapter of the Eastern Star, and after the ceremony they attended a special meeting of the chapter at the hall where they were treated to a nuptial shower by the assembled friends, which included a large number of useful and beautiful gifts, along with hearty congratulations. After the presentations and felicitations dainty refreshments were served.

Palacios Beacon, August 4, 1911
 


REGAN – EATON

Mr. J. E. Regan, a leading businessman of Palacios and Miss Mildred Eaton, of Fort Worth, were married at the rectory of St. Mark’s Episcopal church Sunday morning at 1:30 o’clock, the Rev. Jno. Sloan officiating.

Mr. Regan has a number of friends in Bay City and as soon as they got wise to the gentleman’s intention an alarm was sent forth for the faithful to assemble. It took just a few moments to organize the squad and while Mr. Regan was busy with County Clerk W. C. Lloyd preparing that mysterious pierce of parchment which is so essential in all marital undertakings in Texas the guard put out a picket line of picked men to see that no flank movements were made. Capt. Eidman, having been there himself, one time back in the 60’s or earlier, perhaps did a wise trick, because our Palacios friend made a ruse to proceed to Judge Holman’s and have that dignitary perform the sacred functions incident to and necessary in such important and everlasting affairs of mankind. Instead of going there the couple went to St. Mark’s rectory and the Eidman infantry charged those sacred barracks. But the Rev. Sloan, while not a survivor of the Alamo nor of Goliad, is a “veteran of many wars” and equal to the emergency of the situation, so all the boys could do was to wait on the outside, and sing while the sacred ceremony, which bound together the lives and future existence of J. E. Regan and Mildred Eaton for better or worse, was being impressively performed by that good man, Rev. Jno. Sloan.

May the choicest of life’s blessings rest ever upon the heads and in the lives of these happy young people.

The
Matagorda County Tribune, August 4, 1911
 


RICHARDS – PARTAIN

Mr. Jno. W. Richards and Miss Roberta Partain were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents in this city last Sunday, Rev. J. W. Israel, the Baptist minister, officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Richards left Monday morning for Atlast, where the groom has recently located, and where they will make their future home. Both are popular and well known young people of this city, where they have friends in large number who join in offering congratulations and wishing them long life, happiness and abundant prosperity.

Palacios Beacon, January 19, 1912
 


JOHNSON – RICHARDSON

Mr. Sam Richardson of this city and Miss Leah Johnson, the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Johnson, of Sweeny, were quietly united in marriage at the bride’s home yesterday.

This was an unusual Christmas gift one to the other, but a timely and happy ending of a long courtship.

Both young people are popular and have a large circle of friends who will wish for them a long life of happiness.                                               

The
Matagorda County Tribune, January 1, 1915
 


RICHMOND - PHILLIPS

A wedding of interest to many Palacios people occurred last Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Salsbury, when Miss Lillian Phillips and Mr. P. A. Richmond [Richman?]were united in marriage. Rev. G. F. Gillespie, pastor of the Presbyterian church, performed the impressive ceremony, and only Mr. and Mrs. Salsbury were present to witness the nuptial vows.

Mrs. Richmond is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Phillips, who were residents of the Turtle Bay community a number of years, but moved to west Texas a few years ago and are now located at Lamesa. For the past nine years she has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Salsbury and to whom she is almost like a daughter. She attended Palacios High School and was a member of the graduating class of 1926. The past two years she has been an efficient assistant at the Crescent Drug Store and is a favorite in a large circle of friends.

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Richmond, well known in both Wharton and Matagorda counties and northeast of Palacios about two years ago, moving there from Collegeport, where they had farmed rice a number of years. He is one of our energetic young farmers and will put in rice on a farm near Lane City, this coming season.

These are two of our most popular and deserving young people and have the best wishes of a host of friends.

After a short honeymoon trip to Houston the newlyweds returned to Palacios and are making ready to move to their new home in Lane City.

Palacios Beacon, December 27, 1928
 


RINEHART – HARRIS

Wednesday, April 2, Mr. Endress Rinehart and Miss Lulu Harris went to Bay City, where they were united in marriage, Rev. H. C. Morrison, the pastor of the Baptist church of that place officiating. They spent the remaining part of the week visiting relatives of the bride in Bay City.

The bride was dressed in white and carried a bouquet of white carnations; the groom appearing in the conventional black. They are both highly esteemed by all those who know them.

Mr. and Mrs. Rinehart returned to Palacios Sunday afternoon, where they found a dinner awaiting them. Monday night a reception was given them at the home of the groom. The young folk spent the evening having a good time. Many games were played, after which refreshments were served. At a late hour the young people departed for home, after wishing the young couple a long and prosperous journey through life.

Those present were Misses Margie Baxter, Viola and Laura LaRosh, Edith and Ethel Morgan, Claire Hansen, Blanche Porter, Clara Rinehart, Mrs. Cleve Porter; Messrs. Alvin, Fred and Ray Dow, Clarence Morgan, Will Hansen, Marion McClannahan and Cleve Porter.

Palacios Beacon, April 11, 1913
 


RIOUX – BUFFALO

Miss Pete Buffalo and Mr. Bill Rioux, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Huffman, Miss Hazel Huffman, and Otto Frosch, went to El Campo Saturday evening and were united in marriage at the home of the officiating minister Rev. Beery. Immediately after the ceremony the newlyweds and Mr. and Mrs. Huffman went on to Houston, for a short honeymoon trip. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Buffalo and is one of our most popular girls. The groom, who is manager of the Humble Station, is one of our most progressive young men. They are worthy young people and have the best wishes of a host of friends.

Palacios Beacon, July 4, 1935
 


RIVES – WHITE

Mr. J. G. Rives, Jr., and Mrs. Verdie White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Claybourn, were married Tuesday night at 9 o’clock at the Methodist parsonage, by the pastor Rev. D. A. Williams. The happy couple are well known young people of this city, and have many admiring friends, who offer their hearty congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Rives immediately went to housekeeping in their cottage on Ritchie avenue.

Palacios Beacon, June 28, 1912
 


RIOUX – PADGETT

Announcement is made of the marriage of Mr. A. Rioux and Mrs. Chlorine Padgett, in Houston Friday, March 30, with the pastor of the McAster Methodist church officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Rioux went on to Shreveport, La. for a visit with his parents and other relatives, expecting to return to Palacios the latter part of this week. Both parties have numerous friends here with whom we join in hearty congratulations.

Palacios Beacon, April 12, 1934
 


BLESSING COUPLE MARRIED SUNDAY

Roberts – McClelland

Blessing, July 5.―On Sunday, July 1, Miss Etta Celia McClelland and Mr. Koy Roberts were united in marriage at the Presbyterian Church in Palacios, Rev. G. F. Gillespie reading the service. These splendid young people have lived in this community for a number of years and we wish to extend to them our best wishes and most hearty congratulations.

Palacios Beacon, July 5, 1928
 


ROBISON – MILLICAN

A wedding of cordial interest to their many friends was solemnized Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., when Miss Margaret Millican became the bride of S. L. Robison.

The ceremony was performed by St. Mark’s Episcopal church by Rev. W. W. Daup, only members of the immediate family being present.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Millican of this city, where she was born and reared, and is a young woman of charming personality and many accomplishments, and is very popular among her large circle of friends.

Mr. Robison has only been a resident of Bay City a short time, but during that time has made many friends who congratulate him upon winning so lovely a bride.

After the ceremony the young couple left on B. & M. for Houston and they were showered with rice and good wishes by a number of friends who found out about the wedding which was supposed to be a secret.

They have the best wishes of their entire acquaintance for a long, happy and prosperous life.

The Daily Tribune, January 3, 1924
 


ROGERS - BELL

The marriage of Miss Ruth Bell to Mr. Joe Rogers was celebrated on June 25 with quiet but impressive rites. The service was read as the clock struck nine, at the home of the bride, Rev. F. A. White officiating.

The bride was lovely in a dress of dainty pink rough crepe fashioned on simple lines with a hand smocked yoke. She wore a pink silk cord at the waistline. Her bouquet was arranged with pink rose buds and fern and tied with a dainty pink bow. Attendants were her sister, Miss Esther Anderson, as maid of honor and Pauline Randal as bridesmaid.

Miss Anderson wore Chinese peacock blue crepe and a corsage of salmon pink gladiola. Miss Randal wore a sport outfit.

The wedding party entered to the strains of Wagner’s Wedding March played by Rodell Matteson of Midfield. The bride and groom stood beneath a huge white wedding bell suspended from an archway; on either side of which was an improvised lattice covered with greenery and roses.

Little Betty Jean White acted as flower girl, strewing rose petals in the path of the bride and carried a dainty white heart shaped basket. Little Garland Roush carried the wedding ring in a half blown rose.

Harold Bell, brother of the bride, served as best man and Charley Bornaman acted as usher.

Preceding the ceremony Mrs. L. A. Richardson sang a new song from manuscript, “My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose” by Burns. The music being written by Miss Marilla Holliday of this city, and accompaniment arranged by Rodell Matteson, who accompanied Mrs. Richardson who also sang “All For You.” Mr. Matteson played “To Spring” by Grigg [Grieg].

The ceremony was witnessed by only the immediate families and close friends. Out of town guests were Russel and Ruby Revall and Earl Birchard of La Ward, Mrs. Alfred Nelson of Dilley, Texas; and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Matteson and family of Midfield. Following the service the bride cut her cake, a lovely decorated one, of five tiers, topped with a tiny bride and groom. Dainty refreshments were served to the guests.

The happy couple left immediately for a wedding trip to points west. On their return they will make their home in Palacios.

Palacios Beacon, June 27, 1935
 


ROSE - TALBOT

Sylvia Talbot, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Talbot, of this city and Ivan Rose, of Midfield, stole a on their parents and friends Tuesday night when they went to the home of Rev. F. G. Clark, pastor of the M. E. Church, and had him to unite their lives for better or for worse. After the ceremony the youthful newlyweds went to Francitas where the groom is employed to await the forgiveness and blessings of the bride’s parents.

Palacios Beacon, September 20, 1928
 


RUGELEY – PARTAIN

A surprise wedding was sprung here yesterday in the marriage of Capt. Frank Rugeley, Matagorda county’s popular sheriff and Mrs. Ellen Partain, of Midfield. The ceremony was performed by Judge W. S. Holman at the home of Mrs. Anna Rugeley in this city. Only a few were present to witness the event and immediately after the ceremony the contracting parties boarded the Brownsville for Houston where they will spend several days.

Captain Frank Rugeley is one of the old settlers of this county and is known throughout the breadth and thickness of the coast country. He has been in public life for many years and has made the county and State a good and fearless officer. He has an unlimited host of friends and is, indeed, a very popular man.

The bride is one of Matagorda county’s most lovable women. Her home is at Midfield, where she has extensive landed interests. Her friends are legion and she is greatly beloved wherever known.

Mr. and Mrs. Rugeley will make Bay City their home, and to them the Tribune, on behalf of their friends and acquaintances extends a hearty welcome accompanied by the sincerest wishes for a long, happy and prosperous journey through the remaining days of their life partnership.

The Matagorda County Tribune, October 27, 1911
 


MATAGORDA WEDDING

Rugeley – Williams

At one o'clock p. m. Wednesday, May 16, 1923, friends who had been looking forward to the event began to assemble at the Methodist Church to witness the nuptials of Mr. Stanley Robbins Rugeley and Miss Winnie Catherine Williams and by 1:30 all seats had been filled comfortably, the ushers, Messrs. Wadsworth Rugeley and W. B. Serrill, performing their task faithfully and courteously.

The interior of the church looked cool and inviting in its profusion of artistic arrangement of ferns and sweet peas.

Before the processional, Miss Janie Savage, in brown silk and picture hat of old rose, presided at the organ and accompanied Mrs. S. L. Brown as she sang "I Love You Truly." Mrs. Brown was becomingly costumed in brocaded crepe, then Lohengrin heralded the bridal party, the first coming up the aisle was the matron of honor, Mrs. Mecklenberg in pretty creation of brown silk canton with Mr. Mecklenberg as attendant. Little "Billie" Brown added much to the procession as he kept time up the aisle in his little white suit, carrying the ring in a large wax-like Calla lily and smiling continually. He was followed by maid of honor, Miss Aenone McNabb, who looked stunning in Old Rose canton crepe, with the best man, Mr. Elliott Hubbard of Weimar. Mrs. Mecklenberg and Miss McNabb both wore a corsage of sweet peas. Next were two sweet little flower girls, Geraldine and Barbara Ryman, in dainty little dresses of pink and white organdie, both carrying trailing garlands of roses and fern fronds, followed by the happy couple who in a few seconds would be legally bound in holy matrimony. "Stanley" looked handsome in his dark blue serge suit and "Winnie" radiant and sweet in her beautiful traveling suit of navy Poiret twill, with gray hat, gloves and boots, carrying a bouquet of white rosebuds and ferns. As they paused before the chancel the Rev. Mr. Storey performed the sacred ring ceremony in which they "plighted their troth." For the recessional the beautiful Mendelssohn march was rendered.

On leaving the church the young couple, with their attendants, entered the auto and sped back to the Ryman residence, where Mrs. Ryman held a reception in their honor, and they stood just within the gate, one on either side, under evergreen bowers, accepting the hearty congratulations of relatives and friends as they arrived. The guests entered the house, admired the handsome and many wedding gifts, then passed on into an alcove where the young people first gathered around a handsome bride cake, three-tier deep and each taking up ribbon streamers drew trophies concealed therein. This feature provoked lots of merriment for the maidens having a part. This most delicious wedding cake was sliced and served with equally as delicious ice cold fruit punch, Virginia Ryman presiding over the punch bowl.

The newly made "Mrs. Rugeley" stood on the stairway and flung her bouquet far out among the girls and Miss Lila Thornhill, after a merry scramble, came out victor and walked off smilingly. Then the happy pair tried to get quietly away but never succeeded until they passed through a heavy shower of rice, everyone talking part in the fun, then old slippers and pieces of shoes were in evidence everywhere on the traveling bags, swinging from the back of the car and tumbling about as they went speeding out on the highway with a sincere wish for their happiness in every heart of those watching them depart. Stanley Robbins Rugeley is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Rugeley and he and his bride are both of Matagorda County product, dating four generations back their forefathers coming here in the early morning of the 19th century, dating back on her side to 1827 and his to 1836. Stanley is beloved by old and young alike in this, the town of his nativity, for his force of character, his optimism and ever pleasant and courteous disposition, also his industrial habits and he is at present associated with his father in the hardware business.

"Winsome Winnie" is a clinging vine, a general favorite with everyone, is sweet and affectionate and just the one to make a happy home for Stanley. She is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Williams, deceased, and has made her home with her aunt, Mrs. B. A. Ryman, ever since her mother passed away. From that home she now enters the matrimonial bark with her beloved "Bookie" and we pray that they will sail through no serious storm clouds but ever over a calm and sunkissed sea. They have gone to Wichita Falls for their honeymoon and expect to be absent a week or more.

They will probably visit Port Arthur en route home here, where they will abide for the present, with Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Rugeley.

We give the names of those at the reception as they registered in the bride's book. The first eleven constituted the bridal party: Mary Culver Mecklenberg, Hilmer W. Mecklenberg, Aenone McNabb, W. W. Rugeley, W. B. Serrill, Janie Savage, Mrs. S. L. Brown, Barbara Ryman, Elliott M. Hubbard, Mrs. Carroll Ryman, Mr. S. L. Brown, Vadys Bedford, Mrs. W. C. Berg, E. G. Culver, J. F. Williams, Mrs. D. M. Williams, Miss Myra Burke, Mrs. D. T. McIver, Mrs. E. E. Zipprian, Mrs. S. H. Cheek, Bess Storey, Bay City; Mrs. Chas. Burkhart, Velma Smith, George Stewart; Mrs. William Felix Needham, Wharton; Miss L. Forrest Blair, Wharton; Mrs. C. M. Robbins, Mrs. Fannie Winston, Bay City; Mrs. F. L. Rugeley, Mrs. Fred S. Robbins, Bay City; Mr. and Mrs. F. Parker Robbins, Gulf; Mrs. E. R. Inglehart, Mrs. W. E. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Culver, Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Brooks, Wharton; Mrs. W. E. Bedford, Lila E. Thornhill, Miss M. E. Watson, Chappel Hill; Judge and Mrs. Will McNabb, Fred S. Robbins, Bay City; Tassie Clay Thornhill, L. W. Coffee, Virginia Ryman, Bay City; Rita Inglehart Thrasher, Gulf; Carroll Ryman, Carroll Walker Ryman, Mrs. A. W. McNabb, Mrs. Jas. Nye Ryman, Eldridge Ryman, Mrs. Jas. Gillett, Bay City; Myrtle Williams, Palacios; Mrs. B. A. Ryman, Rev. G. T. Storey, Bay City.                                                        

The
Matagorda County Tribune, May 24, 1923
 


MOFFETT – RYAN NUPTIALS

Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church the first wedding of June was solemnized, uniting in marriage Miss Lillian Moffett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. U. E. Moffett, to Mr. Oscar T. Ryan of Corpus Christi, Rev. H. C. Morrison of San Benita, performing the ceremony.

The grace and simplicity of the church decorations reflected one of the charming characteristics of the young bride. The altar was a perfect bank of ferns while on the pulpit and piano vases of roses and Marguerites and baskets of cape jasmines tied with pink tulle were most effective.

Just before the bridal party entered, Miss Eula Sims sang in her own sweet way, “Because I Love You, Dear,” accompanied by Mrs. Leckie at the piano. Then to the soft strains of “Lohengrin’s” wedding march played by Mrs. Leckie, the bridal party entered; the bride on the arm of her brother, Mr. Ed Moffett, meeting the groom and his best man, Mr. R. T. Robinson of Galveston, at the altar.

The bride never looked more beautiful than she did in her wedding gown, a navy blue silk and serge combination suit, with white georgette crepe waist and accessories in harmony. The groom and his attendants wore the conventional black suite.

The marriage of these two young people is one of particular interest to the people of Bay City where both bride and groom have been popular teachers of the Bay City High School, the groom having been principal two years.

A large crowd gathered at the Brownsville station to see the happy couple well showered with rice as they departed for their wedding trip to Houston, Austin and other points of interest. As the train pulled out the bride tossed her boquet and Miss Linnie Stone was the fortunate one in catching it. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan will return to Bay City for a visit before going to their future home in Chireno where the groom is Superintendent of the schools at that place.

Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, June 6, 1916
 


RYMAN – LECOMPTE

The wedding of Benjamin Ryman and Miss Katie LeCompte was solemnized Wednesday evening, Nov. 25th, at the home of the bride’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. Jack LeCompte, Rev. H. H. Stagg officiating.

Mr. Ryman is a son of Mr. Peter Ryman, of Wadsworth. Both bride and groom are well known in Palacios and Wadsworth. We all join in wishing them a long and happy life. Mr. and Mrs. Ryman will make their home at Wadsworth.

Palacios Beacon, November 27, 1914
 


RYMAN – WALKER

One of our Matagorda boys surprised his friends here last Saturday in his marriage at Bay City, and yet a few of his most intimate friends suspected it, though not at so early a date. The Bay City Tribune of Saturday afternoon says:

Mr. George Carroll Ryman and Miss Lula Walker were united in marriage at 1 o’clock today at the Methodist church in this city. Rev. J. F. Carter officiating.


The wedding was unexpected, not even the intimate friends of the contracting parties being aware that so serious a step was to be taken. But they took it just the same and are now Mr. and Mrs. Ryman.


The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Walker, and is a young lady of many charming traits of character, popular with all who knew her and possessed with all that goes to make a life of happiness for the man of her choice. She being reared in
Bay City and has hosts of friends who wish her a long life of happiness.


The groom is a Matagorda county raised boy and is like wise popular with everybody. The Tribune extends its heartiest congratulations.

Carroll Ryman is a native of Matagorda, a leading young rice farmer of the county, is a favorite with all. A son of our esteemed fellow citizen, Mr. B. A. Ryman, he is a chip off the old block, in handsome physique and sturdy character. His bride is a daughter of Mr. Wm. Walker, a Bay City furniture dealer and prominent citizen of the county, is well known here where she has frequently visited, and is loved for her many womanly attributes of heart and mind. The News extends congratulations to the young couple and wishes for them, a long life of prosperity and all the happiness that youth and beauty may be heir to.

Mr. and Mrs. Ryman will make their home in Matagorda upon their return from a tour into the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.       

The Matagorda News & Midcoast Farmer
, August 8, 1913
 


SANDLIN - LEDTJE

Miss Lillian Yvonne Ledtje, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ledtje, of Palacios, was married to Herbert David Sandlin of Denver, Colo., son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Sandlin of this city, in a beautiful garden ceremony Thursday evening at the home of H. S. Filson at Bayridge. Rev. C. N. Wylie read the wedding ritual.

Preliminary music for the service and the wedding marches were provided by Miss Mildred Milligan, Houston harpist, who also gave a musical program for the reception following the ceremony.

The couple pledged their vows before a vine-covered arbor in the garden which was a bloom with a profusion of summer flowers. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white embroidered organdie. The bodice was fitted closely to the figure and graduated into points at the lower section where it was attached to the skirt which fell into graceful fullness at the hemline. She carried an arm bouquet of valley lilies and gardenias. Miss Cluff Filson, the bride’s only attendant, wore a dress of aquamarine organdie made with short puffed sleeves and long full skirt. J. D. Sandlin attended his brother as best man.

A reception on the terrace of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Burton McAshan followed the ceremony. The guests were served from a lace-laid table placed on the terrace and centered with a three-tiered wedding cake embossed with lilies of the valley. Miss Mary Filson presided over the cake and Misses Martha and Katherine Filson served the punch.

Mr. and Mrs. Sandlin will be at home at Cedar Hill farm on Clear lake following a short wedding trip.―Houston Post.

Palacios Beacon, July 26, 1934
 


SANSING - OSBORNE

The marriage of Miss Gwendolyn Osborne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Osborne of Magnet and Roscoe Sansing of Van Vleck was solemnized in Edna on Friday of last week. The young couple will make their home in Van Vleck for the present.

Mrs. Sansing is well known in Wharton where she attended school and has many friends here who join the Spectator in wishing the bride and groom the greatest of happiness. Mr. Sansing is a graduate of the Bay City schools.

The bride is the sister of Miss Winona Osborne of this city.―Wharton Spectator.

Matagorda County Tribune, July 11, 1935
 


SAVAGE – BRANCH

Married―At the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon Miss Neppie Branch and Mr. Morris Savage, Rev. O. T. Hotchkiss officiating. It was a beautiful and interesting ceremony, enlivened by the decorations and the music furnished by loving friends. The bride is the daughter of Mr. John Branch, one of our oldest citizens, and the groom one of our popular young business men, junior member of the firm of Savage Bor_her. The News-Farmer extends hearty congratulations. The happy couple left on the evening Brownsville train for Houston and other points.

Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, December 15, 1916
 


SCARBOROUGH – PIERCE

Wednesday afternoon at half past one o’clock in the Presbyterian church at Blessing, occurred the marriage of Miss Grace Harriet Pierce to Mr. William Terry Scarborough.

The church was artistically and elaborately decorated with ivy and a profusion of large and small white chrysanthemums.

To the beautiful and inspiring strains of the Lohengrin Wedding March, played by Miss Norine Gardner, the charming bride entered on the arm of her father who gave her in marriage. The groom, attended by Mr. Richard Pierce, awaited them at the chancel, where Dr. M. M. Wolf in his most pleasing manner, using the beautiful impressive ring ceremony, solemnized the marriage vows. May love and faithfulness be the ties that bind them for life and may their mutual devotion increase with time.

The ceremony, which was witnessed only by relatives and a very few intimate friends of the family, was followed by a reception and luncheon at the Hotel Blessing, where the spacious rooms were bowers of pink roses.

The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Pierce and was lovely in a going–away gown of dark blue with a large picture hat of black velvet. Her corsage boquet was of the lilies of the valley. Mrs. Scarborough has grown to young womanhood in this neighborhood and her friends are limited only by her acquaintances.

Mr. Scarborough, whose home is in Runge, is a young man of pleasing appearance and seems qualified in every way to make the bride of his choice happy.

These young people left on the afternoon train for New Orleans and other southern cities where they will spend a few weeks before going to their future home in Runge. The Beacon joins their host of friends in wishing them long life and happiness.

Palacios Beacon, November 17, 1916
 


SCULL – VESSER

Saturday evening last, at 6 o’clock, at the home of the bride’s father, Mr. Arthur Vesser, in southeast portion of the city, Miss Ida Vesser and Mr. Harry Scull were united in matrimony, Rev. J. F. Carter performing the ceremony.

The groom is an employee of the Clark Grocery Co., and one of the popular young men of Bay City, and the bride is well known and a popular favorite with a large number of friends. We join their many friends in congratulations and good wishes.

Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, February 7, 1914
 


REV. SEDDON WEDS IN EL PASO, TEXAS

Seddon – Wehmeyer

Rev. Ernest Alfred J. Seddon Jr., and Miss Ruth Mary Wehmeyer, were united in marriage on Sunday July 21. The ceremony was performed at 5 o’clock in the Manhattan Presbyterian Church in El Paso, Texas. The Rev. Alfred Edward Seddon, grandfather of the groom who is passed 80 years of age, assisted Rev. Bristow W. Gray, pastor of the Church, in the nuptial rites.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Wehmeyer home, after which the young couple left for a honeymoon trip. They arrived in Palacios the first of this week and were given a reception at the Mexican Mission Wednesday evening.

For the past year Rev. Seddon has had charge of the Mexican Missionary work of the Presbyterian Church in the district and makes Bay City his home. During this time he has made a host of friends by his courteous ways and consecrated efforts all of whom give his chosen companion a most hearty welcome and wish them both a long and happy journey through life.

Palacios Beacon, August 1, 1935
 


SHORT – THOMPSON

Saturday night at 9 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Thompson, Miss Gladys Jewel Thompson was united in matrimony with Mr. McKee Short of San Antonio. Mrs. Short is one of our most popular young ladies and is dearly beloved by all who know her. The happy couple left Sunday morning for San Antonio where they will make their future home. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. O. Stephens.

The Matagorda County Tribune, January 5, 1923
 


SHUMAN – MAPES

On Wednesday evening of this week, at the home of the bride’s parents on Morton avenue, was celebrated the nuptials of Miss Edith Mapes and Mr. Roy Shuman. Both are popular young people of this city and need no introduction.

The rooms were tastily decorated, green and white being the color scheme. Large gas lights, subdued by heavy ground glass shades, gave the finishing touch and softened the tints into beautiful harmony.

Promptly at eight o’clock Miss Verl Miller took her place at the piano, and played the wedding march, to the strains of which the bride and groom entered unattended and took their places beneath a large festooned wedding wreath. The bride was exquisitely gowned in champaign peau de sole. The groom wore the conventional black. Rev. J. H. Bristor, pastor of the Christian church, using a simple but beautiful and impressive ring ceremony, united the happy pair in holy wedlock. As soon as he had pronounced them husband and wife, the relatives and friends present, numbering near 60, crowded around to offer congratulations.

The bride was the recipient of many useful and beautiful gifts, consisting of silver, china, glassware, table linen, furniture, etc.

While delicious refreshments were being served, the “newlyweds” took their departure in an automobile, amid showers of rice and good wishes.

The young couple will live on Morton ave. between Fourth and Fifth streets, where their nicely furnished cottage awaits them, and they will be at home to their friends after Feb. 1st.

The week preceding this happy event, was one of gayiety. Among the joyous occasions was a party given by Miss Della Shuman, sister of the groom. On Friday night Miss Julia Nelson entertained a few girls and a most joyous time was the result. Monday evening a shower was given, with Ruth Stainbrook as hostess, assisted by Julia Nelson. Many tokens of love and best wishes were showered on the bride. Refreshments and music were enjoyed and especially appropriate was Miss Alice Campbell’s selection, “An Old Sweetheart of Mine.” 

Palacios Beacon, January 27?, 1911
 


SIDES – HOOTEN

Married, at Magnet, January 18th, Miss Bertha Hooten and Mr. B. L. Sides, Rev. H. H. Stagg officiating.

Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, January 23, 1914
 


SIGMUND – ZIPPRIAN
 

MARRIED, at the residence of the bride’s father, on Matagorda Peninsula, on the 16th instant, by Rev. C. H. Albert, Mr. L. Sigmund, of Indianola to Miss Elizabeth Zipprian.

The Matagorda Gazette
, September 17, 1859

 


SILOS – RAMOZ

      A wedding took place among the Mexican elete Saturday afternoon. At the residence of the bride’s father, Miss Luize Ramoz and Mr. Jaun Silos were married, Squire W. E. McNabb officiating. After congratulations by a number of friends present, dancing was enjoyed and then a feast.                                                          

The Matagorda New & Midcoast Farmer
, October 24, 1913
 


SIMON – SCHWARTZ

The first Jewish wedding in the history of Bay City was solemnized at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Leopold Schwartz, by Rabbi Henry Barnstein of Houston, Miss Freda Schwartz and Mr. Haskell Simon. It was said to be one of the prettiest weddings of the year, and besides friends in Bay City there were a number from other cities. Mr. Simon is a member of the firm of Simon Brothers, a popular young man, and with his charming bride will make their home in the pretty new cottage just completed by the groom. Congratulations and good wishes for them.                                             

The
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, July 27, 1915

 


SINGLETON – PETERS

On Saturday afternoon, September 22nd, at the home of Rev. and Mrs. L. Barrett, Mr. Merritt Singleton of this city and Miss Gladys Peters of LaWard were united in marriage, Mr. Barrett speaking the sacred words.

The bride is a daughter of Commissioner and Mrs. A. J. Peters of LaWard and is a charming and accomplished young lady who numbers her friends by her acquaintances.

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Singleton, prominent residents of the Edna section. He is an upright, industrious and deserving young man and has a host of well wishers and friends.

The Herald joins their other friends in extending congratulations and in wishing them a full measure of happiness and prosperity.―Edna Herald.

Palacios Beacon, October 4, 1934
 


DULLER – SMITH

Miss Gertrude Duller and Mr. Jeff Smith, both of Blessing, stole a march on their friends Friday night by driving to Palacios and interrupting the revival meeting in progress at the Methodist Church long enough for the Rev. Goodenough to perform the ceremony that made them man and wife. Mrs. Smith, who has spent most of her life in Blessing, is well known in Palacios, having attended the high school here, finishing with the class of '16 and has a host of friends who wish her well. Mr. Smith is the unusually obliging and courteous night man at the Blessing station.

The Beacon wishes to join in wishing for this happy couple a long life of usefulness and continued happiness.—Beacon.                           

The
Matagorda County Tribune, March 5, 1920
 


SMITH - PARTAIN

Cupid wins, and a courtship begun in high school days culminates when Miss Louise Partain become the bride of Mr. Sterling Smith. This happy and interesting event occurred last Thursday evening in Houston at the home of Rev. and Mrs. H. A. Echols, with Mr. Echols performing the ceremony and was witnessed by a few relatives and near friends.

The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Partain, of this city, and is loved and esteemed by all. She is a graduate of the P. H. S. and has been a teacher at East Bay School the past three terms, where her work stands unexcelled. She will continue with her position until the close of school when she will join her husband in Houston, where they will make their home.

The groom is also well and favorably known in Palacios, having made this his home for a number of years when his parents, Prof. and Mrs. W. A. Smith resided here. He too is a graduate of P. H.  S. and now holds a position as bookkeeper for the Texas Company.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith have a host of friends who wish for them a most happy and useful life.

May Sunshine and Roses attend their way,

Making each Day’s Service, happy and gay,

Crowning Life’s pathway with success and gain,

Friends, Home and Happiness all obtain.

Palacios Beacon, February 28, 1929
 


SNIDER – PAULK

At 8 o’clock Monday evening a very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Paulk, when their daughter, Miss Virginia, and Mr. Walter Snider were united in marriage, Rev. George D. McClelland, pastor of the First Baptist Church, performing the ceremony. The bride wore a becoming brown sport suit with accessories to match and had no attendants.

The house was beautifully decorated and the couple plighted their vows beneath an archway of green and white.

A reception followed the ceremony when a beautifully decorated cake was cut by the bride and served the guests together with fruit punch and wafers.

The young couple will make their home in the city where they have a host of friends with whom the Beacon joins in wishing them much happiness and success as they go through life together.

Palacios Beacon, August 9, 1934
 


HART – SOMERS

A very quiet wedding was solemnized Saturday morning at 7:30 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Hart when their daughter, Miss Ora Lee Hart, was united in marriage to Mr. Robert F. Somers, Rev. G. F. Gillespie performing the ceremony. Only a few very near relatives and friends were present to witness the nuptial vows.

Immediately after the ceremony and congratulations the happy couple left via the auto route for a short honeymoon trip with Corpus Christi as their destination.

The bride is one of our most popular young ladies possessing many admirable traits of character and all the qualifications for a real helpmate. She held a position with the Nester drug Co. for the past two years and was ever courteous and accommodating and made numerous friends.

The groom is a son of Mrs. Enola Somers, of this city, is an industrious young man with upright habits and has held a position with the Gulf Sulphur Co. for some time. They both have a host of friends here with whom we join in hearty felicitations.

Mr. and Mrs. Somers returned to Palacios Monday afternoon and went from here to Matagorda where they will make their home for a while.

Palacios Beacon, September 29, 1927
 


STAINBROOK – LLOYD

Mr. Joseph Stainbrook, of this city, and Mrs. Belle Lloyd, of Meadville, Pa., were married at the Wylie House Thursday evening of last week by Rev. J. W. Israel, pastor of the Baptist church. The bride is from Mr. Stainbrook’s old home in Pennsylvania, and arrived on the Thursday evening train. The Beacon, along with the many other friends of Mr. Stainbrook, extends congratulations, and a cordial welcome to Mrs. Stainbrook to the social circles of our city, where she will find friends and associates just as much to be prized as those she left at home. 

Palacios Beacon, April 4, 1913
 


STANFORD – CLARK

Cupid has been a very busy fellow in these parts lately. Tuesday of last week, Rev. Garrett of the M. E. church, performed the ceremony uniting Mr. Glenn Stanford and Miss Rebecca Clark. The wedding took place at the Stanford home shortly after noon and the happy young people left at once by auto for the Barnard river to join a camping party composed of Mrs. Stanford’s friends from her former home, Sweeny. Later they visited Mrs. Stanford’s people in San Antonio. Glenn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Stanford, is a young man of sterling worth and assists his father in the Palacios garage. Mrs. Stanford is a sister of Mrs. Lawrence Miller, with whom she has made her home for several months. She is a young lady of sweet disposition and is fully qualified to make the man of her choice happy.

Palacios Beacon, August 17, 1917
 


STAPP – PRESSLER

Mr. William Hugh “Bill” Stapp and Miss Doris Pressler, who were united in marriage April 13, with Rev. G. F. Gillespie officiating, are two of Palacios well known young people and have a host of friends who extend them most hearty congratulations.

The newly weds were tendered a reception with Mrs. C. Burns, Mrs. Wallace McDougal and Mrs. Carnahan as hostesses. On Friday April 20, Misses Irene Jackson and Julia Lee Stapp entertained at the home of Mayor Deutsch. Light refreshments were served.

Palacios Beacon, April 26, 1934
 


STEFFEN – FRANZ

Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Franz, in this city, on Wednesday evening, June 24, 1903, Miss Myrtle E. Franz to Mr. J. F. Steffen; Rev. C. N. Morton officiating.

The bride is the youngest of a large family of children born and reared in this county. Her father was at one time sheriff and tax collector of the county and has always been more or less prominent in its affairs. She is a singularly amiable and attractive young lady.

Mr. Steffen is of the Bay City Iron Works, and during two or three years of residence here, he has established a reputation for skill and industry in his business and has knit to himself a host of friends.

May their conjugal relations never be jarred by a single jangle to the end of life’s journey.

Matagorda County Tribune, June 26, 1903
 


STEPHENS – SORRELL

Mr. Harmon Stephens, of Johnstown, this state, and Miss Elizabeth Sorrell were united in marriage Sunday morning at 9:30 o’clock at the home of the bride’s brother, Mr. Will Sorrell, north of the city, Rev. Myers, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Only a few friends and relatives were present. Mr. and Mrs. Stephens left Wednesday morning for Johnstown where they will make their future home. The bride carries with her the congratulations and well wishes of many friends for happiness and prosperity in abundant measure.

Palacios Beacon, August 1, 1913
 


STETSON – COULTER

Mr. W. H. Stetson of Hawkinsville and Miss Malissia Jane Coulter of Coulterville, were married in that village December 24 at 2 o’clock p.m. in the presence of their many friends, Mr. A. Curry officiating.

Mr. A. M. Coulter of Houston, brother, gave the bride away. Among the many beautiful presents presented by their friends was a beautiful carving set, presented by Mr. J. W. Rugeley of Bay City. A set of fine silver knives and forks, a set of gold rings, bridal veil and wreath by A. M. Coulter of Houston; a fine ladies’ gold chain by Mr. George W. Coulter of Oglesby, Ill.; Miss Berry Walker, a fine berry dish; Miss Sarah Coulter, a fine pair ladies’ slippers; Mr. and Mrs. Lightenburg, bride’s cake; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fisbbeck, fine bride’s cake; Mrs. Walker, salad dish and stack cake; Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan, a fine turkey; a valuable present from Mr. Charles Voarkirker, a fine safety razor and blades, from a St. Louis firm, was presented to the groom.

Mr. and Mrs. Stetson will make their future home at Coulterville, Mr. W. H. Stetson having formerly taken over 330 acres of the Coulter holdings for hay and agricultural purposes.

The Matagorda County Tribune, December 29, 1911
 


STEUBSAND – SMITH

Mr. William Steubsand and Miss Clinton Smith were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents at San Marcos on Tuesday evening, February 12, at seven o’clock. Both of the young people have been former residents of Palacios for some time and have made numerous friends here who wish them future happiness and success. Mr. and Mrs. Steubsand will make their future home in Victoria, where Mr. Steubsand has a position in the S. P. R’y. offices.

Palacios Beacon, February 15, 1918
 


STITH – HAWKINS


MARRIED. In Christ Church, on the 8th inst., by the Rev. C. H. Albert, Mr. F. Stith, of Tennessee and Miss Sallie A., daughter of Col. James B. Hawkins of this county.


We witnessed the solemn and impressive ceremony that linked the fortunes of this loving twain. The sad act was perpetrate before a large audience, all of whom were the warm friends of the unfortunate parties, but any attempt to rescue them from the giddy whirlpool that was gradually sweeping them from “single blessedness,” would have been unavailable. With calm faces and compressed lips, they bore their misfortunes with patience and fortitude—they faced the monster matrimony, and seemed ready to defy all his bickering tortures, “even unto death.”


Immediately after the melancholy occurrence narrated above, the remains of the unfortunate victims were conveyed to the shipping and placed upon a boat. They carry with them the sympathies of a large circle of friends.


We cordially endorse the following sentiment, suggested by a friend to the pair:


“May the cyphering out of their sum of felicity never require severer arithmetic that what is to be found in the multiplication table: may they subtract comfort from all the vicissitudes of life; add continued prosperity to their present happy beginning; divide their joys and sorrows as becomes the married state; multiply or not, as they see proper, and prove, in good time, that they are not ignorant of the simple rule of three.”                   

The Matagorda Gazette
, December 11, 1858
 


SUBLETT – ROBINSON

Wednesday morning of last week at the Baptist church, Mr. Lewis R. Sublett of Louise, and Miss Linnie Lee Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Robinson, of this city were united in marriage. Dr. Wolf, pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church of Houston, impressively tieing the hymeneal knot with the beautiful ring ceremony. The bridal party beside the high contracting parties, was Miss Virginia Robinson, sister of the bride, bridesmaid; Mr. Arthur Sublett, brother of the groom, best man; Messrs. Wm. Teal, R. Hudson, Jno. E. Wolf and Mr. Powers, ushers, who entered the church to the strain of the Mendelssohn Wedding March played by Miss Almina Sublett, violionist, and Mrs. Babcock, of Louise, piano accompanist, the musicians being sisters of the groom.

The church was beautifully decorated with ferns and cut flowers. The bride wore a going away suit of navy blue with accessories to match. She carried a boquet of white asters and fern.

The bridesmaid wore a tailored suit of white taffeta and carried a boquet of pink asters.

The bridegroom and attendants wore dark suits with dark grey gloves and ties.

After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Sublett left for Houston, Galveston, New Orleans and other southern points on a honeymoon trip. They will be at home in Louise after September 1st.

Mr. Sublett is one of the progressive and prosperous business men of our near by town of Louise. He is to be much congratulated in winning for his life companion, this charming young daughter of Palacios, for she has lived and grown in our city from childhood to woman’s estate, and is known and beloved by the whole community, who join in wishing for her all the joy and happiness that the world can give.

Palacios Beacon, August 10, 1917
 


SWAGERTY – KAIN

Mr. W. H. Swagerty and Miss Inez Kain were married at high-noon Wednesday at the home of Mrs. M. J. Bruce, where Miss Kain has resided ever since a little girl. Several friends and relatives witnessed the event. Rev. L. E. Selfridge, the Presbyterian minister, officiated.

The parlor was tastefully adorned with cut flowers, roses mostly, and the bride was donned in her traveling dress of cadet blue “Tango cloth” and blue hat with plume and gloves of the same shade. The groom was in the conventional black.

After the ceremony, they were followed to the depot by the wedding guests and profusely pelted with rice which was lots of fun for every one but the bride and groom.

After a few days at Galveston, they will be “at home” in Matagorda to their friends.

Mr. Swagerty is a native of Throckmorton, Texas, but has resided in this place for the past six years, first coming as a companion to Mr. W. B. Wadsworth and since Mr. Wadsworth’s death has clerked in the Wadsworth store. He is a young man of exemplary habits and has made many friends in our town. His bride is a native of Matagorda and is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kain of this place.

By her graceful and charming personality, she also has a host of many friends who wish them von voyage on the matrimonial sea.                   

The
Matagorda County Tribune, December 5, 1913
 


SWANSON - LANGSTON

Miss Jewel Langston, of Francitas and Arvid Swanson, of Olivia, were united in marriage here last Wednesday, May 17, at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. C. F. Conner. On May 5, a brother of Wednesday's bride, Watts Langston and Miss Lucile Buck were united in marriage by Mr. Conner. The Beacon joins the many friends of both enjoying couples in extending congratulations and best wishes.

Palacios Beacon, May 25, 1933
 


SWINFORD – PARKS

Mr. W. T. Swinford, of Wortham, Miss., and Miss Rosa Parks, of Palacios, were married at the Nuckols hotel at Bay City Thursday of last week, by Rev. Morrison, the Baptist minister of the county seat. The bride is a most charming young lady, the daughter of Mr. John S. Parks, and sister of photographer Clyde Parks of this city. She has many warm friends in the city who join in extending their best congratulations and wishes for happiness and prosperity always. The young couple will reside at Palacios for a short time, and then go to the home of the groom in Mississippi.

Palacios Beacon, April 4, 1913
 


TANSIL – KENNEDY

Mr. Merrill Tansil and Miss Allie Kennedy, both popular young people of Palacios, were married Monday evening at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. W. C. Gray, Rev. Israel, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. The bride was one of the teachers in the public schools of the city, and has a large circle of admiring friends among the pupils as well as among the people of the city generally. The groom is among the newer citizens of Palacios, but has already won the esteem of all with whom he has come in contact, and all of whom join in extending congratulations. The wedding was entirely private. Mr. and Mrs. Tansil will continue to make Palacios their home.

Palacios Beacon, May 12, 1911
 


TATUM – LOFTON

Palacios folks were given a most complete but happy surprise when the news spread Wednesday morning that Mr. Raymond Tatum, of the mercantile firm of Tatum & Sons, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Tatum, and Miss Nola Lofton, a most charming and accomplished young lady of Wallis, this state, had been married at nine o’clock the preceding (Tuesday) night. The marriage occurred at the home of Mrs. Nina H. Gardner, where Mr. and Mrs. Harry Beazell were entertaining the Rook Club. Rev. Shepherd, pastor of the Presbyterian church, tied the nuptial knot with the pretty ring ceremony. After the marriage the newly weds drove into town in Mrs. Gardner’s car, and notified Mr. Tatum’s family of what had happened and then left for Blessing, chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. Beazell, where they boarded the train for San Antonio where they are enjoying their honeymoon, expecting to return to Palacios about August 1st, where they will be at home to their many friends.

Mr. Tatum is one of the most esteemed young men of Palacios, and one of our most successful and enterprising business men. The bride is a niece of County Commissioner Henry Sanders, and was a former student at Palacios Academy, and during her attendance at the school here made a wide circle of admiring friends. At the time of her marriage she was visiting her uncle’s family in company with her cousin, Miss Pearl Boyd, also of Wallis. This is the story in brief and readers can put all the facts together and weave for themselves the pretty romance which has had such a happy culmination. The Beacon joins with their many friends in extending sincere congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Tatum.

Palacios Beacon, July 20, 1917
 


TEAGUE - BARRON

Mr. Clinton Teague, of this city and Miss Eugenia Barron, of Houston, were married in that city on Friday, June 29th. The newly-weds came to Palacios Sunday and will remain here until after the encampments, when they will return to Houston to make their home. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Teague, who have made heir home in Palacios the past two years and has made a host of friends with whom we join in extending to him and his bride hearty congratulations and best wishes.

Mr. and Mrs. Teague were accompanied to Palacios by the latter’s sister, Miss Jocelyn Barron, who is the guest of Miss Kaleto Ringo.

Palacios Beacon, July 5, 1928
 


TERRELL - HENDRICK

A wedding of surprise and interest to their friends as well as the culminating of a courtship begun last summer during the T. N. G. Encampment at Camp Palacios, took place in Austin Saturday night, Jan. 12, when Miss Pollyanna Hendrick and Mr. Weldon Bailey Terrell were united in marriage, in a quiet wedding at the home of the groom’s mother, where Miss Hendrick had been a guest the past two weeks.

Mrs. Terrell is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Hendrick, of this city, and has lived practically all her life in Palacios. She is a graduate of the P. H. S. and spent three and one-half years at C. I. A. She is accomplished in many ways and has a host of friends acquired by her ever happy and congenial manner.

Mr. Terrell comes from one of Austin’s most prominent families. He is a son of the deceased Senator and Legislator, H. B. Terrell, who was an outstanding political figure at the capitol for a number of years, and is a brother of S. H. Terrell, present State comptroller. He attended Bingham College and is an energetic and deserving young man.

After a short honeymoon trip the newlyweds will return to Austin, where Mr. Terrell holds a responsible position in the State Capitol.

We join their host of friends in hearty congratulations and best wishes.

Palacios Beacon, January 17, 1929
 


MORE WEDDING BELLS



TERRY-WALLACE
—On the same evening and by the same officiating functionary, Hon. T. J. Hamilton, County Judge, Miss Lulu Wallace, of Bay City, was united in marriage to Mr. J. L. Terry, of Wharton, at the Franz Hotel.

     
Miss Lu, as she was familiarly known here, where she was born and reared; has a wide circle of friends and relatives whose good wishes follow her. For a time she was a pupil of this writer, whose profound sympathies were with her when by the death of her mother she was called from the school room to give a mother's care to her little orphaned brother and sister, and we have admired the fidelity with which she has discharged the trust. Mr. Terry is a son of J. N. Terry, late of this county, now of Wharton, and we congratulate him upon having secured so rare a prize.                                                                       

The Matagorda County Tribune
, July 8, 1899
 


TEW – PAYNE

Mr. Charley Tew, Jr., and Miss Susie Payne, both popular young people of this city, were quietly married in Houston Sunday and are now at home in this city with Mr. and Mrs. Charley Tew, Sr.

The wedding was a surprise to the many friends of the contracting parties. Mr. and Mrs. Tew will make Bay City their home, and are now receiving the congratulations of their friends.

The Matagorda County Tribune, July 13, 1917
 


PALACIOS GIRL WEDS PROMINENT ARIZONA MAN

Brewer – Thomas

On Wednesday morning at 8:30 o’clock at the home of the bride occurred the marriage of Miss Kathryn L. Brewer, and Mr. William W. Thomas, Dr. T. F. Driskill performing the ceremony, with only members of the family being present to witness the nuptial vow, and before the nearest neighbors were aware of the event the newly weds were on their honeymoon trip going the auto route via Corpus Christi and Laredo.

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Brewer of this city. She is an accomplished musician and teacher of ability and note. For the past three years she has been doing outstanding work in Douglas, Ariz., where she took an active part in musical circles and filled the position of accompanist at the Christian Church.

Mr. Thomas is a young man of sterling worth and ability, is in the U. S. service as Emigration officer, and for the present is making Douglas, Ariz., his headquarters.

The best wishes of a large circle of Palacios friends and admirers go with these young people to their new home and will follow along their journey through life.

Palacios Beacon, July 26, 1928
 


THOMPSON - BULLINGTON

Mr. Bob Thompson and Miss Daisy Bullington, popular young people of the Collegeport community were united in marriage on last Sunday evening, March 4, C. F. Conner performing the ceremony. Mr. Conner was holding preaching services at the Church at Citrus Grove that evening and was invited to meet these young people down the road a distance, after the service to plight their vows. This he graciously did, and after the words had been said uniting their lives and destinies, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson drove happily away, much elated over the surprise in store for their many friends.

Palacios Beacon, March 15, 1928
 


THOMPSON - STEWART

Miss Gertrude Stewart and Mr. Fred Thompson played quite a joke on their many friends last Friday evening, by unostensibly driving to the Methodist parsonage and taking the nuptial vows, before going to the volley ball game at the B. Y. P. U. auditorium, where the latter acted as score keeper. Rumor of the coming event had been afloat all day and teachers, pupils and friends had planned many a prank for the occasion, but all hopes for such fun were blasted when the fair young bride, upon being questioned, displayed the emblem already upon her fingers. The ceremony had been performed by Rev. M. C. Stearns, with only Miss Gussie Fox, an intimate friend, as a witness. However, they were showered with congratulations and best wishes, even if rice and old shoes were not available.

The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stewart and has grown to womanhood in this city. She is a favorite in her social and church circles and possesses all the qualifications for a real help-mate.

The groom is the youngest son of Mrs. W. J. H. Thompson, and has spent the greater part of his life in Palacios. He is a graduate of Palacios High school, has spent several years in college and also taught school. He is at present a member of the Palacios High School Faculty and director of athletics. He is a young man of splendid habits, energetic and of high ambitions.

They both have a host of friends with whom the Beacon joins in felicitations.

Palacios Beacon, February 13, 1930
 


TOLBIRT – CHAMPION

Mr. F. M. Tolbirt and Miss Ruthven H. Champion, daughter of Mrs. J. A. Martin, were married at the bride’s home Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock by Dr. J. P. Green, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple left by auto for West Point this State, to enjoy their honeymoon. They were accompanied as far as Midfield by Mr. J. Schneiders and Miss Flo Williams, who returned on the evening train.

Mr. and Mrs. Tolbirt are both popular and well known young people of the city, and enjoy the esteem of a wide circle of friends who unite in offering their heartiest congratulations. They will be at home at Palacios after the 27th inst.

Palacios Beacon, June 21, 1912
 


TRAYLOR – CRYER

Mr. Ed. Traylor of this city and Miss Maud Cryer of Beeville were quietly married Saturday afternoon, the ceremony being performed by the Baptist minister at the home of the bride.

Ed left here Wednesday of last week, supposedly on a business trip to San Antonio, or some other sea-port, and no none suspected he intended to jump the broomstick ere his return, and the first inkling his friends had was after the “deed had been did.”

The young couple arrived in the city Sunday, very desirous of reaching their destination without being observed, but failing. They were given the customary shivaree, and received the congratulations of about seven auto loads of noisy well-wishers.

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Traylor and is associated with his father in the hardware business. He is well known and respected for the many qualities and characteristics that make him a good citizen.

Palacios at one time being her home, the bride is well known and has innumerable friends here.

The Beacon joins their many friends in extending wishes for a happy married life.

Palacios Beacon, July 12, 1918
 


TWILLIGEAR – WAGNER

Miss Helen Laverne Wagner, daughter of Dr. J. W. Wagner of this city, and Mr. Lum E. Twilligear local manager of the Grant Lumber Company, were united in marriage in Houston, Saturday, June 21, at 5:45 p.m., Rev. Ewell of that city officiating.

The happy couple spent a few days in Houston, after which they went to Alvin, from where they were accompanied home by Anita Belle, the little daughter of Mr. Twilligear, and they are now at home to their many friends in the Ellis residence in the east part of town.

There are popular and estimable young people and have many friends with whom the Beacon joins in wishing them a long and happy wedded life.                    

The Palacios Beacon
, June 27, 1919
 


VAUGHAN – RABB

Married, at the residence of Sam Kennedy, a few miles north of Bay City on Sunday, June 21, 1903, Miss Katie Rabb of La Grange, Texas, to Mr. W. H. Vaughan of Matagorda, Texas; Judge Matthews officiating.

Mr. Vaughan came here a few years ago from McLennan county where his family is quite prominent. He superintended the construction of the Bay City Irrigation Co.’s canal and was irrigation superintendent for the company last year. He is now irrigation superintendent for the Stewart Canal company. He is a young man of sterling character, great energy, fine judgment and first class executive ability.

We learn from persons who know that Miss Rabb is a daughter of one of the oldest and best families of Fayette county, and that she is herself endowed with womanly graces and charms that endeared her to her friends.

This marriage is a rather romantic culmination of a courtship that commenced nearly a year ago, when the bonny bride was visiting her friend, Mrs. Kenedy. When she recently came down for a second visit, the groom’s ardor would not brook any further postponement.

We tender our hearty congratulations and very best wishes.

Matagorda County Tribune, June 26, 1903
 


VERNON – GRAY

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Gray are announcing this week, the marriage of their daughter, Ouida Alice, to Mr. Melvin Vernon, on Saturday, Jan. 5, 1935, in Austin, Texas.

The bride was reared in our city, graduated from our high school and attended the State University and S. M. U. For the past year she has been in Austin and for several months has been an efficient assistant in the office of the C. W. A.

The groom is a worthy young man of Austin, where he holds a good position with the Magnolia Oil Co.

The Beacon joins the many friends of both Mr. and Mrs. Vernon in extending congratulations and best wishes and may there be just enough clouds to temper the sunshine along their path as they journey through life together.

Palacios Beacon, January 31, 1935
 


PERSONAL AND SOCIAL
VETTE - FUNK

Cupid paid another visit to our town this week, and last night at the home of the bride Mr. George Vette and Mrs. Annie Funk were married, Rev. D. S. Burke officiating. The bride is a long time resident of Matagorda, and the happy groom was until recently a traveling clock repairer. When he reached Matagorda Cupid fixed his clock, and he lingered with delight and concluded to remain permanently. Mrs. Vettee has a host of warm friends who extend her and her husband congratulations and wish for them many years of happiness.

The Matagorda News & Midcoast Farmer, November 14, 1913
 


HAMILL – VOGELSANG

A wedding of the month, very lovely in its solemnization, took place yesterday afternoon at the Baptist Church, uniting in marriage Miss Mabel Hamill, to Merlin Vogelsang, the ceremony being performed at 3 o’clock in the presence of an interested assemblage of relatives and friends.

The decorations of the church were confined to the altar which was beautifully banked with ferns and baskets of cut flowers, and preceding the ceremony, performed by Rev. J. P. Gilliam, Miss Ethel Hamill’s sweet voice was heard in “Elysium” by Oley Speaks. Miss Hamill wore a becoming girlish frock of white Georgette, and pink hat and carried pink roses.

The bridal party entered to the accompaniment of Lohengrin’s “Bridal Chorus,” played by Mrs. E. L. Hawkins.

As the ushers, Messrs. Frank Shaw Taylor and Percy Hamill drew back the pink ribbons which were drawn across the aisles, the matron of honor, Mrs. Chas. Dickey, entered first, wearing a blue Georgette crepe over a rose taffeta drop, black hat and carried an arm cluster of sweet peas. The maid of honor, Miss Carrie Boney entered next, gowned in blue georgette over satin, and carried a bouquet of sweet peas. The little flower girls, Misses Maurine Delano and Margaret Erickson, clad in dainty organdy frocks with pink sashes and carrying baskets of sweet peas and rose petals, scattered flowers in the path of the bride who entered on the arm of her brother, Ellis Hamill, preceded by the ring bearer, Master Nicholas Vogelsang, in a handsome black velvet suit, and carrying the ring in an American Beauty rose.

The bride was met at the altar by the groom and his best man, Austin Castleton.

The lovely bride was attired in a becoming suit of brown, chic little turban and accessories in harmony, and carried an arm cluster of pink carnations.

The bride and groom stole a march on their many friends and well wishers who went to the station to bid them a farewell, and left in their own car, the gift of the groom parents, their destination known only to themselves. They were a safe distance away when it became known that they would not go via the Frisco.

These are two of our most popular young people, who are followed to their new home, a ranch in Uvalde County, by the best wishes of their many friends.

Many beautiful gifts were received by the young couple, attesting the high esteem in which they are held by all who know them.                       

The
Matagorda County Tribune, April 25, 1919
 


FORMER PALACIOS GIRL MARRIES HOUSTON MAN

Wall - Ifland

The marriage of Miss Clara Ifland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Ifland of Galveston, to Philip E. Wall of Houston, took place Wednesday night at the Park Place Methodist Church with the Rev. George J. Evans of Silsbee, performing the ceremony.

The church was attractively decorated in ferns and varied colored zinnias, the decorations being confined chiefly to the altar space. The wedding music was given by Miss Dorothy Knapp of Galveston, who gave the marches and accompanied Mrs. Paisley, also of Galveston, who sang “I Love You Truly.”

The bride entered with her father, who gave her in marriage, and wore a smart gown of brown transparent velvet with rhinestone buckle ornaments, and chic fall leather hat to match. She carried a large arm bouquet of yellow roses and fluffy green ferns twined with tulle ribbon. She was attended by her sister, Miss Lorena Ifland, who served as maid of honor and wore a costume of navy blue romaine with small hat and accessories to harmonize. She carried an arm bouquet of pink carnations. Edward Terry Holman of Galveston served as best man.

Out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Ifland and son, of Blackwell, Okla.; Mrs. Herman Wall of Carthage, Texas, and a group of Galveston friends.

After a motor trip to New Orleans and points in East Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Wall will be at home at 3900 Polk Avenue.―Houston Post-Dispatch

Palacios Beacon, October 18, 1928
 


ROACH – WALLWORTH

The Blessing News says that one of the prettiest weddings of all the summer was that of Miss Vivian Roach and Mr. Paul Wallworth, at the home of the bride’s father, Hon. John H. Roach of that town. Both of the contracting parties are resident of Blessing, and they both have many friends who rejoice at their happiness, in a union which promises so much. News gives a full account of the wedding which was a very elaborate affair.

Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, June 19, 1914
 


WALTON – WRIGHT

Jasper Walton and Miss Faye Wright stole a march on their friends last Wednesday by going to Wharton and getting married. The news leaked out, however, and the newlyweds were given a warm reception upon their return to their home on Morton Ave. These young people have a host of well wishing friends and the Beacon joins them in extending hearty congratulations.

Palacios Beacon, January 10, 1935
 


WARN – WALLACE
 

MARRIED.—At the residence of the bride, in this city, on the 13th ult., by Hon. M. Talbot, Mr. Richard C. Warn to Mrs. Fannie W. Wallace.


Though late in finding out the above interesting event, it is not too late to wish the happy twain a long life of joy and prosperity.                         

The Matagorda Gazette
, July 23, 1859
 


WATERS – WALTERS

Saturday morning, July 14, nine o’clock, Miss Louise Walters of Collegeport and Mr. Raymond Waters of New Braunfels were united in marriage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. H. Lewis. The Rev. Norman Anderson of College Station officiating, using the impressive ring ceremony.

Simplicity marked the entire occasion. There were no attendants, and guests included only the immediate members of the families and closest friends, gathered in the friendly living room. Baskets of seasonal blossoms artistically arranged by Miss Minera Lewis, sister of Mr. Lewis, visiting from San Antonio, were placed about the room, harmoniously complimenting the arch of pink vine under which the young couple pledged their vow.

As Miss Terese Lewis at the piano, played softly, Mendelssohn’s wedding march, the bride, in a dainty white organdie model and carrying an arm bouquet of roses and sweetheart roses, entered on the arm of the groom and marched slowly to the archway, where they were met by Reverend Anderson, lifelong friends of the bride, who performed the ceremony.

Immediately following their marriage, the young couple left for an extended honeymoon trip in West Texas and New Mexico, after which time they will be at home in New Braunfels, where the groom is employed with the Texas Highway Department.

The bride is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Walters of Collegeport, is a graduate of Texas Presbyterian College at Milford, received several degrees from Texas University, among them a B.L. degree and has taught in several schools in the county.

She is an ardent member of the Presbyterian Church, and active in Christian Endeavor circles, helping to organize and serving as first president of the Matagorda County Union of Christian Endeavor.

The groom is a young man of high ideals and fine character, and friends of Louise feel she has made a wise choice in her life mate, and they all join in predicting and wishing for them many years of happiness together.―Bay City Tribune.

The Beacon takes pleasure in giving space to the above item and joins the host of friends of this young couple in extending hearty congratulations.

Raymond is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Waters, former residents of this city, he attended school here and is well and favorably known, and has a large circle of well-wishing friends.

Palacios Beacon, July 19, 1934
 


WATKINS – HUGHES

Yesterday afternoon, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Kelley, Rev. H. C. Morrison spoke the works which united in marriage Mr. M. Watkins and Miss Nina Hughes.

The beautiful, solemn and impressive ceremony was witnessed by the entire Sexton Sunday school, of which the young people were loyal members. Their love and devotion to contracting parties were shown by much congratulation and many a fond wish for their future joy, prosperity and happiness.

Mr. and Mrs. Watkins will reside five miles north of the city, where Mr. Watkins is interested in the development of a large tract of rice land. The fond wishes of the Sexton community go with them, while the Tribune joins them in hearty good will. May they have many merry Christmases.                                                      

The
Matagorda County Tribune, December 29, 1911
 


TOUPS – WATKINS

Beeville, Texas,―Miss Lovolia Toups, of this city, and Mr. Marvin Watkins, of El Maton, were quietly united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Toups, on Monday January 1st, at 7:30 a.m. The Rev. W. L. Evans, of the Baptist Church performed the ceremony. Immediately after the congratulations had been received the bride and groom left on the eight o’clock train for El Maton, where Mr. and Mrs. Watkins will make their future home; there the groom is engaged in the mercantile business.

Miss Lovolia Toups was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Toups, and even tho she had only lived in this city a year she had gained many friends and was an enjoyable young lady to all who knew her. She came to Beeville last year with her parents from Bay City where she had been living since childhood and was popular in friendship and society there.

Mr. Watkins is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins of El Maton, and is a young man of high ideals and strong character. He was a graduate from the Jeff Davis High School at Bay City in 1916.

Mr. and Mrs. Watkins had been classmates thru high school, where a strong friendship developed between the happy young couple.

May the richest blessings of God be with Mr. and Mrs. Watkins thru life.

Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, January 9, 1917
 


MILL – WATKINS NUPTUALS

Wadsworth, Texas April 7.―At the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Mill, Ora Belle Mill was married to Edwin Jesse Watkins, the ceremony being solemnized by the Rev. D. S. Burke of Matagorda. After congratulations, a two-course repast was served, after which the young folks indulged in singing and dancing, which was much enjoyed by all. There were many handsome gifts received by the young couple. The guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Watkins, Sr.; Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Watkins, Jr; Mr. and Mrs. Will Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Watkins, Mrs. Brown Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Gillmore, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Gillmore, Mr. and Mrs. Green Savage, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Long, Mrs. Jesse Landrum, Mrs. Jack Ellerkamp, Mrs. Otto Middlebrook, Mrs. Ed. Savage, Mrs. Hugh Gillmore, Mr. Jas. Gillmore, Mr. Jas. Horn, Mr. Hayward Long; Masters Glen Mill, Wayne Mill, Murray Watkins; Misses Mary Gilmore, Theressa Watkins, Cotio Savage, Annie Long, Nina Long, Ebbie Gillmore, Della Landrum.

Sunday, being Easter and the groom’s day, all present were invited to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Watkins, parents of the groom, to celebrate his day, where a fine dinner was served as only Aunt Mollie knows how to prepare. Late in the evening, after well wishes, all departed, the bride and groom going to Simpsonville, where they will be at home to their many friends.

The Matagorda County Tribune, April 9, 1915
 


WATSON – DUFFY

The wedding of Mr. Clayton L. Watson of Columbus to Miss Myrtle Duffy of this place was solemnized at the home of the bride’s parents in this city Nov. 26, 1913, at 10:30 a.m. Rev. John Sloan performing the ceremony. Only immediate relatives and a few intimate friends were present. The parlor was prettily arranged in snow white crysanthemums and clinging vines and the bridal party stood under a large white bell as the words were spoken that made this happy young couple man and wife. The bride was so pretty in her clinging gown of white brocaded mettallasse, the dresses of attendants, Miss Lula Duffy in pale blue and Miss Lucile Duffy in pale pink, harmonizing beautifully with the color scheme of decorations. The groom and his attendants, Messrs. Frank Duffy and Whitney Marquez looked well in the conventional black. Immediately following the ceremony refreshments of cake and wine were served and after the bride had changed her white to a traveling suit of navy blue serge with hat and shoes to match, a sumptious dinner was served after which the young couple hastened to the depot followed by the wedding party and there they were pelted unmercifully with rice while awaiting the departure of the train. After a brief honeymoon to Galveston and San Antonio they will take up their residence at Columbus the home of the groom. Mrs. Watson is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Duffy, was born and reared here and is one of those rare, sweet, quiet little women who for one to know is to love, and the groom a prosperous electrician of Columbus.

The Matagorda County New & Midcoast Farmer, December 5, 1913
 


WEBB – BURLESON

Of much interest is the announcement of the marriage of Miss Loyce Burleson of Bay City, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Burleson of Magnet to Mr. Randall Webb, also of this city, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Webb of Cedar Lane, which was quietly solemnized at Beaumont, Sunday morning, June 3, 1934.

The bride was lovely in a white crepe suit and she wore accessories of white. Her corsage was of sweetheart roses. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Reiman were the only attendants.

Mr. and Mrs. Webb motored to New Orleans, La., immediately after the ceremony from where they will go to points in Florida, accompanying Mr. and Mrs. Reiman on their vacation trip.

The bride, a young lady of charming personality has resided in Bay City for several years and at present is employed with the Butler-Grimes store of this city. The groom a life-long resident in this county and a young man of splendid character is employed with the Gulf Coast water Company. Both have many friends with whom we join in extending congratulations and best wishes for a very happy marital life.

Upon return from their wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Webb will make their home in Bay City. Mrs. Webb is the sister of Mrs. V. Robbins of this city.

The Matagorda County Tribune, June 7, 1934
 


WEED – FLEAGER

Mr. Clay Weed, of Palacios, and Miss Vine Fleager, of Florence, this state, were married at the home of the bride’s mother at Florence Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Weed arrived at Palacios Tuesday evening, bringing with them Mr. Weed’s daughter, Olga, from El Campo. Mr. Weed is one of the business men of the city, having recently purchased the Ellis restaurant, and is also manager of the Seaside rooming house. His many friends here extend congratulations, and a cordial welcome to Mrs. Weed, who they are sure will find her new home in the city by the sea a most delightful one.

Palacios Beacon, April 4, 1913
 


WEIKEL - BATCHELDER

The marriage of Miss Lois Batchelder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Batchelder to Mr. Elroy Weikel, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Weikel of Corpus Christi, was solemnized at 9 a.m. Tueday June 4, at the Presbyterian Church. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. G. F. Gillespie, under an archway of green foliage banked with baskets of roses and shasta daisies.

The bride wore a street dress of soft rose crepe with white accessories and carried a bouquet of white water lilies. She was attended by her sister, Miss Irene Batchelder, as maid of honor, who was dressed in pastel blue with white accessories, and Mr. Ruel Batchelder, served the groom as best man. Little Miss Peggy Green dressed in yellow organdie was flower girl.

Miss Dorothy Lee Curtis, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. E. E. Burton, sang “All For You,” by Brown and “I Love You Truly,” by Carrie Jacobs-Bond. Mrs. Burton at the piano and Miss Wanda Gray, violin, gave the traditional wedding marches and Mr. John Richards furnished soft violin music throughout the ceremony.

At high noon a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride for the nuptial party and guests, after which the newly-weds left for a short honeymoon trip to Corpus Christi and other points. They will then go to Austin to make their home.

The bride is a graduate of the Texas College of Arts and Industries at Kingsville and for the past year taught school near George West. The groom is a senior in the State University of Texas and has completed one year’s work in the Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he is preparing for the ministry. They are a most deserving young couple and have the best wishes of a host of friends.

Out-of-town guests for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Weikel, of Corpus Christi; Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Batchelder of Collegeport; Mrs. Della Braden and Mrs. Arthur Matthes and children of Blessing.

Palacios Beacon, June 6, 1935
 


WENDELL – LORDS
 

MARRIED—At the residence of the bride’s parents, in Bay City, Texas, on Sunday evening, Jan. 8th, 1899, Miss Ollie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Lords, to Mr. John Wendell; Rev. J. J. Callaway officiating.


No cards, no cake, no filigree embellishments; just a quiet, sensible wedding, by two very quiet, sensible young people. May God bless their Union, is the hearty wish of The Tribune and of a large circle of friends.                          

The
Matagorda County Tribune, January 14, 1899
 


WHALEY – MOORE
 

MARRIED—At the residence of the bride’s parents in Ashby, Texas, on Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 1898, Miss Inez, eldest daughter of Capt. W. E. Moore, to Mr. W. H. Whaley, of Hedleton, Indian Territory; Rev. J. J. Callaway officiating.

 

This wedding took place at 7:30 in the morning, and only members of the family were present. After a rechercne wedding breakfast, the high contracting parties left for their future home in the Territory.


Miss Inez was a peculiarly winsome and therefore a very popular lady. While her legions of friends most heartily wish her the fullest measure of happiness in her new home, they all realize that her going leaves a void in the old home and in the church and social circles of Ashby that no one else can fill.                                 

The
Matagorda County Tribune, December 3, 1898
 


WHEAT – HITE

Mr. Cleveland Wheat, of Ashdown, Ark., and Mrs. Ella Hite, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cope, of this city, were married at Bay City at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, the 28th inst. The bride and groom went to Bay City Wednesday morning by auto, accompanied by Mr. Cope and daughter, Miss Nellie, returning to Palacios in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Wheat left yesterday morning for Ashdown where they will make their future home. Mr. Wheat is an old acquaintance of the bride, and has been visiting in the city for the past two weeks. Mrs. Wheat has been a resident of Palacios for several years, and has a large circle of admiring friends among our people who join with the Beacon in offering their sincere congratulations and wishing Mr. and Mrs. Wheat happiness and prosperity in largest abundance for many long years.

Palacios Beacon, August 30, 1912
 


SCHOOL ROMANCE CULMINATED SUNDAY IN MARRIAGE HERE

White – Evans

Culminating a romance that began in early high school days, Coy H. White and Miss Mary Lucille Evans, popular Victoria couple, Sunday morning were united in holy wedlock at the Methodist Parsonage, Rev. T. O. Rorie, Jr., performing the ceremony.

Only very intimate friends and relatives of the contracting parties were in attendance at the wedding. However, the happy couple received congratulations from a host of admirers at the bride’s home at 760 West Commercial Street throughout the morning before departing for Beeville, where they will make their home.

The groom is the son of Mrs. J. G. Rives of this city. He has been employed by the J. C. Penney Co., here, at Beaumont and Beeville for the past year. Excelling in his studies, Mr. White also was one of the best athletes produced at the Patti Welder High School. He is a most worthy young man.

The bride is the charming young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Evans and a graduate with honors of the Victoria High School.

The bridal party and members of the two families enjoyed a dinner at the bride’s home before the couple departed at noon for their home.

The above was handed in by Mrs. C. M. Claybourn, and is taken from the Victoria paper. Mr. White is a grandson of Mr. Claybourn and is well known by many here.

Palacios Beacon, February 6, 1930
 


WHITE - BARNELL

Palacios relatives and friends of Mrs. Frieda Barnell have been informed of the coming marriage of her daughter Miss Ruth, to George White, which will take place in Houston, Saturday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m.

Miss Ruth is well known here, having made Palacios her home a number of years, attended our schools and graduated with the class of ’21.

She numbers her friends by her acquaintances and all join in wishing for her a life of complete happiness. The groom we learn has a good position with the Hughes Tool Co., in Houston and is a young man of high character and exemplary habits. The Beacon takes pleasure in extending congratulations.

Palacios Beacon, February 13, 1930
 


WHITE – HILL

Mr. H. A. White, of Kingsville and Miss Nora Hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Hill, of this city, were married at the home of the bride’s parents at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, by Rev. J. W. Israel, pastor of the Baptist church. Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple left for Blessing by auto, to board the Brownsville train for Kingsville, where they will make their future home.

Mr. White is a railroad man on the Brownsville road. The bride is one of the popular and highly esteemed young ladies of this city, and among our people has a host of warm and admiring friends, who wish for her and her chosen companion happiness and prosperity in unbounded measure.

Palacios Beacon, March 1, 1912
 


WHYMAN – HELMER

A beautiful home wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Helmer New Year’s afternoon when their daughter, Miss Pearl, was united in marriage to Mr. Roy Whyman, Rev. J. P. Garrett, of the Methodist church officiating. The bride was beautiful in a gown of white crepe-de-chine. Immediately following congratulations refreshments were served. Only immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present at this wedding which was marked by simplicity and informality. The young people go to housekeeping on the groom’s farm near Carancahua.

Palacios Beacon, January 15, 1917
 


WICKHAM – MARKWARDT

The marriage of Miss Lydia Markwardt and Mr. Karl Wickham was solemnized on the afternoon of April 27 at 2 o’clock at the home of the bride, with Rev. O. Winterstein performing the ceremony.

The bride is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Markwardt, who have only recently moved to our community.

The groom is well known in Palacios; he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wickham, and has many friends to wish him happiness.

The couple left soon after the ceremony for a wedding trip to Galveston and other point[s] over the state. Upon their return they will make their home in Palacios.

Palacios Beacon, May 2, 1929
 


WILKERSON - WILLIAMS

Another June wedding in which Palacios is interested took place in Galveston Sunday, the 10th. The contracting parties were Miss Daisy Williams, of Ashby, and Mr. Julius Wilkerson, of this city. The newly weds are enjoying a short honeymoon in Galveston and Houston and expect to return to Palacios the latter part of the week. The groom is chief mechanic at the Service Garage, a position he has held for some time. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wilkerson of this city, and is well and favorably known. The bride is one of Ashby’s most popular young ladies and will find a cordial welcome awaiting her here. They will make their home in the cottage on Pavilion, just north of the Magnolia Filling Station, recently prepared for them.

Hearty felicitations are extended these young people by their host of friends with whom the Beacon joins.

Palacios Beacon, June 7, 1928
 


WILLIAMS-NELSON
Manager the Queen Theatre Succumbs to Matrimonial Impulse

A marriage of interest occurred last week, (the exact date and place not known), when Mr. Russell E. Williams of this city, and Miss Agda Marie Nelson of El Campo, took their nuptial vows. The event had been anticipated for several weeks by Russell’s friends, but he succeeded in keeping it a secret until the first of the week when he and his bride, accompanied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Williams, left for Eldora, Iowa on a business trip and to visit relatives.

Russell is well and favorably known here and community, he having attended Palacios High School, and then been connected with his father in the picture show business during the entire time of their ownership of the Queen.

Mrs. Williams is a popular and successful school teacher, being employed at Louise the present term and taught in the Deutschburg School last year.

The Beacon joins the many friends of these estimable young people in extending felicitations and will give them a most hearty welcome on their return from the honey-moon trip.

Palacios Beacon, May 7, 1931
 


WILLIAMS – SANFORD

Mr. Lance Williams and Miss Margaret Lois Sanford, of Blessing, stole a march on their friends and were quietly married in Columbus two weeks ago, and did not announce the event until the first of this week when they left for a honeymoon trip to Iowa and the Exposition at Chicago. Lance is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Williams, and has been associated with the Queen Theatre for a number of years. His bride is one of Blessing’s most popular young ladies and they both have a host of friends with whom we join in hearty congratulations.

Mr. and Mrs. William, senior, accompanied the newly weds on their trip and will visit relatives and look after business in Iowa.

Palacios Beacon, July 12, 1934
 


WILLIAMS - COOK

A wedding of interest to many Palacios people took place at high noon, Monday, Feb. 3, in Grundy Center, Ia., the contracting parties being Rev. Lester Williams, of this city, and Miss Ella Mae Cook, of Eldora, Iowa. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Fisher, pastor of the Presbyterian Church and was witnessed by the bride’s mother and Mr. N. Farmer, a close friend of the groom. The happy couple left immediately via the auto route for Palacios, arriving here last Friday and are now getting nicely located in their home, the parsonage of the Central Baptist Church.

Mr. Williams is pastor of the Central Baptist Church, a work he took up early last fall, and with which he has been very successful. He is an earnest and diligent worker and has won a warm place in the hearts of all of his members as well as making fast and true friends of all with whom he come in contact.

Mrs. Williams comes to us a stranger, but we are sure she will soon be as one of us, and all extend her a hearty welcome. The Beacon joins in congratulations.

Palacios Beacon, February 13, 1930
 


MATTHEWS – WOOLSEY

A romance which had its beginning in childhood, had one more chapter added to its pages yesterday morning when Eloise Matthews became the bride of Vernor G. Woolsey. As children, this couple were devoted sweethearts, and as the days grew into years, the girlish sentiment ripened into a maidenly love affair, and today the winsome little Eloise of the yesterdays, is the bride of the ideal of her dreams, "Demp" Woolsey.

Friendship was beautifully expressed for both Eloise and Vernor in the attractively decorated church. Palms made a complete background that effectively hid the soloist, Mrs. George Helmecke, and the musician, Mrs. Jim Nye Ryman. Large ferns were well placed while two great clusters of American gladioli added the delicate touch of pink to the green and white. Mrs. Ryman announced the approach of the wedding party with a lovely organ number, after which the solo, "For You Alone," was beautifully sung by Mrs. Helmecke, sister of the groom. Lohengrin's "Here Comes the Bride" pealed forth and the wedding party slowly filed up the church aisles--Miss Melba Collins dainty and sweet in Mountain Haze Georgette, with Mr. Henley Grobe; Miss Gertrude Truitt attractive in rose crepe and lace with Mr. R. T. Woolsey; Miss Lucy Maeberry in a gorgeous gown of orchid crepe and lace with Mr. Joe Milner; Miss Stella Matthews, maid of honor, escorting her sister, the bride, came next, dressed in lovely little frock of blue crepe and silver. The bride was radiant in a costume of grey crepe, with net. Her whole attire was a dream of harmony and sweetest of all was the happy expression of love and confidence that fairly beamed from her face. A truly beautiful bride. The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Frank Woolsey, whom all of Bay City loves. Little Mary Anna Morton and Barbara Ryman were the darling little flower girls and were fairy like in their dainty white organdie dresses and lace. They carried handmade baskets filled with star jessamine blossoms, while their baskets were all dressed up with sweet pears--the wedding flower. Each maid carried an elegant shower bouquet of sweet peas, and the bride's flowers were pink Columbia roses with lacy ferns and sweet peas. The maids, the flower fairies, and the bride all looked darling, and the men were handsome and dignified.

Rev. O. E. Vivion met the party at the chancel and soon Eloise and Vernor were made husband and wife. The organ immediately sounded out the sweet strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march and the newly made Mr. and Mrs. Woolsey, with their attendants, left the church to receive the congratulations of the large number of friends assembled to witness the sacred ceremony. The bride is from one of the oldest families in Matagorda County and numbers her friends by her acquaintances. The groom has spent a large part of his life here and is a promising young man, at present engaged in teaching in Ft. Stockton schools. His ability has been expressed by his re-election to the position he held last year in the school--head of the history department and animal husbandry. Professor Head, superintendent of the school, and Mr. Woolsey in his department will add laurels to themselves in the help they will be to the young life of Ft. Stockton, while Mrs. Vernor will be an addition to any citizenship and her life will speak for itself wherever he lot may be cast.

Immediately following the wedding, the bride party went to the Collins home for a brief reception, after which Mr. and Mrs. Woolsey left in their car for their home "way out in the West."

The good wishes of all Bay City go with them for they are deservedly popular here and will soon be so in their new home.

A number of beautiful gifts expressed the love of many, many friends, and the family of the bride gave her a chest of silver to start her homemaking with.

Blessings on you—Vernor and Eloise.             A Friend.

Out-of-town guests attending the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Dugger of Edna, Mrs. McVea and children of San Antonio, Mrs. George Helmecke and daughter of Sinton, Miss Albrecht of Brazoria, Mrs. A. W. Hurley and children of Houston.

The Matagorda County Tribune, June 1, 1923
 


WYNNE – REED

Mr. David Wynne, the son of Mrs. R. M. Wynne of this city and Miss Willa Grace Reed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Reed well-to-do farmer and rancher near Blessing, were quietly married Saturday afternoon just before the immediate families at the home of Rev. G. T. Storey.

The couple left immediately for Port Arthur where Mr. Wynne has a position in the office of the Gulf Refinery there.

Miss Reed was a graduate of the Bay City High School. Later she taught here but for the past few years has been principal of the school at Seymour.

Mr. Wynne was born and reared in Bay City where he formed a host of friends. He graduated from the local schools here after a most active part in athletics and literary endeavors. Following his graduation here he attended Austin College in Sherman, and then graduated from Texas University with honors. He taught school in Markham where he was principal and he also taught in El Paso. During his teaching experience he spent two summers in Europe. He worked for the Texas Company in Houston for one year and for the past year has been in Port Arthur in his present position.

Matagorda County Tribune, July 4, 1935
 


YEAMANS – GRANT

When pastor W. L. Shepherd returned to his home Wednesday night after the annual congregational meeting at the Presbyterian church, he found awaiting his arrival, Mr. C. S. Yeamans and Miss Fern Grant, both well known young people of the city, who were there for the one purpose of being united in the bonds of wedlock, in the performance of which ceremony Rev. Shepherd is especially adept, and in a very few moments the two waiting hearts were pulsating as one. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Yeamans left by auto for Blessing where they took departure on the Brownsville train for Texas City where they will make their home, and where Mr. Yeamans has a good position.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. J. E. Grant, of this city, and has grown from a girl to womanhood in this city. She is known to well-nigh all the people of Palacios among whom she is held in high esteem and much admired. The groom has been a resident of the city for some time and is a young man of splendid qualities and has many friends here who join with all the friends of both bride and groom in wishing them happiness, long life and prosperity.

Palacios Beacon, April 3, 1914
 


YOUNG - HOLMES

Mr. and Mrs. Burrel P. Holmes announce the marriage of their daughter Leonore to W. W. Young of Edinburg, Texas, which took place in Wharton on Thursday, June 13th, Rev. C. F. Conner officiating. The bride formerly lived in Palacios and attended high school here.

Mr. Young is the son of Mrs. W. W. Young of Leesville, Louisiana. He holds a position with the Sun Oil Co. now stationed at Edinburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Young left Friday morning for Old Mexico. They will return to Edinburg, Sunday where they will make their home.

Palacios Beacon, June 20, 1935
 


ZIPPRIAN - HAND

Miss Helen Hand and Edward Lewis Zipprian, both of Matagorda, stole march on their friends and got married Wednesday. Mr. Zipprian has had employment in New Orleans for some time and the lady of his choice went to him and there they were quietly married and began housekeeping right away making that city their home for the present. Good wishes follow them from their relatives and friends here for a joyous and prosperous life as they embark on the matrimonial sea.

Matagorda County Tribune, June 23, 1932
 

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