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The Western Star, July 15, 1938.

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Alder - Baldwin
Mr. Lloyd Alder and Miss Margaret Baldwin were united in matrimony at Sneedville, Tenn. Tuesday, January 12, 1915. Judge Joseph Livesay officiating. They arrived here January 19th and expect to make Wilmore their future home. The bride is well known here and Mr. Adler comes from a sturdy and highly respected family of Tennessee, his father having represented his County as County Judge for a number of years and his brothers are among the leading educators of the section in which they live. Mr. Alder was here some four or five years ago when he met Miss Baldwin. He has been in California since, until recently, he was visiting friends in Tennessee, and by chance or otherwise, they met, and a long courtship ended in a happy marriage. The News extends to them heartiest congratulations. -- Wilmore News, 1915. (Exact date of publication unknown.)

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Bachman - Fuller
The marriage of two of Protection's popular young people - Ray Bachman and Miss Margaret Louis Fuller - occurred in that city on Wednesday evening of this week in the presence of a number of friends, Rev. E. S. Corrie of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating. The bride and groom are among the best known young people in the county, their acquaintances extending to nearly all parts of the county. The groom has lived in Protection-tp. all his life and has won for himself high rank in the esteem of all. In the fall of 1916 he was elected county clerk and served in that capacity until the spring of 1917, when he volunteered for service in the World War, being among the first to go from this county. He became a gunner's corporal in Battery F of the 130th Field Artillery, serving in that capacity until shortly before the armistice was signed, when he was transferred to a band. He took part in the battle of the Argonne and saw much service overseas. Since his return home he has given his time to work on his claim near Lamar, Colo., when not employed in bank work, either in Protection or Lamar. He is trustworthy, capable and ambitious, and there is no question of his success in whatever line of work he may engage. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Fuller, formerly of this city, but who have made their home in Protection for a number of years. She is an accomplished and very worthy young lady. After graduating from the Protection high school she taught in the county and also attended school at Fairmount College in Wichita. Mr. Bachman is also a graduate of the Protection high school. As Mr. and Mrs. Bachman go to their home near Onine, Colo., they take with them the sincere good wishes of a large circle of friends in this county. May their entire married life be richly blessed in every way. -- The Western Star, June 25, 1920.

Baker - Bibb
Miss Emma Bibb was united in marriage in Vadalia, Mo., on November 22 to Louis Baker. Miss Bibb formerly made this city her home and while here won the esteem of many friends, all of whom join in extending sincere congratulations and good wishes. She is a sister of T. C. Bibb of this county. -- The Western Star, December 12, 1919.

Baker - Cosby
Married at the home of the bride's parents in Nortonville, Kansas, on Wednesday, March 16, 1904, Arnold Baker, of Protection, Kansas, and Miss Jany Cosby, of Nortonville, Kansas.The ceremony was very beautiful and was witnessed by a large number of friends of the contracting parties. Elder D. F. Cutbertson, of Liberty, Missouri, officiated. Following the ceremony, which took place at 11 a.m., a splendid dinner was served. It was a real feast of good things to eat as well as of genuine happiness to all present. Many friends of the Cosby family from near Cummings, Kansas, where they formerly lived, were present. The bride and groom received a large number of beautiful presents, but the best of all, were the sincere congratulations and good wishes from many friends.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Cosby, who are well known in this county, having lived here for a number of years. She is a young lady of sterling worth and has always made many friends wherever she is known. The groom is numbered among the substantial and successful young farmers and stockmen of Comanche-co. His integrity and his industry are recognized by all, and hence his numerous friends.Mr. and Mrs. Baker arrived from Nortonville on last Friday. They will soon be "at home" on the Rogers farm and ranch near Ashland. The STAR adds the sincere wish that abundant success and many joys may bless their wedded life. -- The Western Star, March 25, 1904.

Ballinger - Ewing
James M. Ballinger and Miss Winnie E. Ewing, both of Selman, Okla., came to Coldwater on Tuesday afternoon and were united in marriage by Rev. J. B. Handy. The bride and groom are not known here. -- The Western Star, September 18, 1925.

Barret - Hayes
The first marriage on record which was performed by a minister in this county was that of M. L. Barret, 20, of Reno county and Jessie Hayes, 19 of Comanche county, on September 10, 1885. W. W. Gordon was the minister's name. The name of his church is not recorded. -- Interesting Data From Old Marriage Records, (Excerpt) The Western Star, July 15, 1938.

Beeley - McKinney
Lynn Beeley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Beeley of this county and Miss Frances Rena McKinney of Wichita were united in marriage on Sunday, June 10, 1923, at the home of the bride's parents in Wichita. The couple planned to return to this county this week and to begin housekeeping at once on the Beeley farm in Avilla-tp. The groom is a product of Comanche-co., having been here and educated in our schools. He attended the Coldwater high school, graduating with the class of 1918. Since then he has devoted most of his time to farming. He has won the respect of a large circle of friends and is regarded as an upright and very worthy young man. The bride is known to most Coldwater people, having been a teacher in our city schools during the nine months' term which closed in May. She is a young lady of splendid attainments. May these young people be blessed with all the success and happiness they so richly deserve. -- The Western Star, June 15, 1923.

BELCHER - GAYLORD
Miss Nora N. Gaylord, daughter of Murry Gaylord of Protection, Kan., was united in marriage to Mr. Marvin M. Belcher, son of Mrs. M. Jordan of Wilmore, Kan., Sunday morning, April 8, 1928, at Protection. Rev. Dellinger, pastor of the M. E. church at Protection, officiated with the ring ceremony. Immediately after the wedding the newlyweds went to the home of the groom at Wilmore and then motored to visit friends and relatives for some time. -- The Wilmore News, April 12, 1928.

Belcher - Vickers
Charles N. Belcher, a former Comanche-co. boy, is to be married today at Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Miss Elizabeth May Vickers. Charles is the son of C. N. Belcher, who for several years was one of the leading merchants of Nescatunga. The family moved from here 7 or 8 years ago. -- The Western Star, January 2, 1903.

Berg - Blake
Tom Berg of Hope, Kans., and Miss Colla Blake of Baldwin, Kans., were united in marriage on Wednesday, June 6, 1923, at the home of the bride's parents in Baldwin. The groom is a young business man of marked ability, being engaged in the drug business in his home town. The bride is a sister of Mrs. James Allderdice of this city. She has visited here a number of times and is known to many of our people. These young people are deservedly popular and each is worthy of the good wishes and hearty congratulations which their friends are extending. -- The Western Star, June 15, 1923.

Betzer - Stewart
Frank Betzer and Miss Josephine H. Stewart, both of this city, were united in marriage at 9 o'clock p.m. on Wednesday of this week, October 3, 1923. The ceremony was performed at the M. E. parsonage, the pastor, Rev. H. W. Cummings, officiating. Both bride and groom are well and favorably known here. The groom has been a resident of Comanche-co. for about 17 years, giving his attention principally to farming and to the buying and selling of stock, although making his home most of the time, in this city. The bride has been a resident of Coldwater for a few years and has, during that time, been active in social and religious work. During the past six months she was employed as a clerk in the Allderdice Store, where she won new friends by her courteous treatment of all whom she was associated in a business way. Their friends join in extending sincere good wishes that their married life may be richly blessed in every way. They will move at once to the Betzer farm 14 miles southeast of Coldwater, where they will make their home. -- The Western Star, October 5, 1923.

Bird - Harper
COLDWATER COUPLE MARRIED BY PROBATE JUDGE -- Thomas J. Bird and Mrs. Georgia Harper of this city were united in marriage Tuesday evening, March 4, by probate Judge Earl Martin. The ceremony was witnessed by Mrs. Martin and daughter, Jackie. Mrs. Bird is well know here and is a deserving and respected woman. Mr. Bird has been a resident of Coldwater about two years, being a trusted employee of the Stanolind Oil Co., and a member of their core drilling crews. The company is moving this week to another location. Mr. and Mrs. Bird left on Wednesday for Minneapolis, Kans., where the groom will continue his work with Stanolind. Their friends here wish them many happy years of happiness and success. -- The Western Star, March 7, 1947. (Georgia May Ennis Harper was the widow of Harold Eugene Harper.)

Bristow - Coats
Oscar Lee Bristow and Miss Alice Coats, both of this county were united in marriage in Kinsley on last Sunday. We are without further particulars this week. -- The Western Star, September 26, 1919.

Bullock - Eaton
Dewey Bullock and Mrs. Mabel Eaton, both of this city, wee united in marriage in Santana, Kans., on Wednesday of last week, September 16, 1925. Both bride and groom have lived in this city for a number of years, each is well known throughout the county. The groom is now employed with Thos. Rosenaur by Haskell-co. in western Kansas, doing road work. Mr. and Mrs. Bullock will make their home in that county. The Star joins their many friends here in extending good wishes. -- The Western Star, September 25, 1925.

Burnett - Jordan
Howard Burnett and Almina E. Jordan were married on March 24, 1886. Mrs. Burnett still lives in this county. -- Interesting Data From Old Marriage Records, (Excerpt) The Western Star, July 15, 1938.

Butcher - McDaneld
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Dickinson in this city at 7:30 p.m. on last Sunday, September 11, 1919, occurred the wedding of Ward H. Butcher and Miss Elzora Faye McDaneld. Rev. L. F. Abernethy of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating. The ceremony was witnessed by the near relatives and a few close friends. The ring ceremony was used and was very impressive. Following the ceremony a delicious two course luncheon was served. The groom has been a resident of this city for a little over 5 years. He attended the Coldwater high school, graduating with the class of 1915. Soon after coming here he entered the Star office and began the study of the newspaper and printing business. Two years ago he became associate editor and publisher of the paper, which position he still holds. The bride has lived here for about three years. During that time she has been employed much of the time in the office of the Coldwater Telephone Company. She is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. McDaneld of Sulphur Springs, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Butcher began housekeeping at once in their home on West Main st. The rest of the Star "force" extend the usual and even more than usual, good wishes. -- The Western Star, September 19, 1919.

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Cable - Amlott
On last Sunday Benjamin Cable and Miss Lola Amlott, both of Freedom, Okla., were united in marriage in this city, Probate Judge M. M. Cosby officiating. -- The Western Star, February 13, 1920.

Carthrae - Garr
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Carthrae have been married longer than any other couple now living who were married here, according to the record. They were married on November 19, 1885. -- Interesting Data From Old Marriage Records, (Excerpt) The Western Star, July 15, 1938.

Carter - Milton
Arthur F. Carter of Carmen, Okla., and Miss Martha A. Milton of Lambert, Okla., came to this city last Saturday and were united in marriage by probate Judge M. M. Cosby. Mr. Carter will work on a farm near Wilmore. They are strangers in this county. -- The Western Star, September 26, 1919.

Chambers - Garten
A wedding of much interest to the young people of Comanche county occurred at Woodward, Oklahoma, February 19th, when William Chambers of Aetna and Miss Lavera Garten, of Coldwater, were united in marriage. The Rev. Mr. R. A. Webb, pastor of the M. E. church at Woodward, performed the ceremony. The couple successfully kept the wedding a secret until it was announced to their friends last week. They will reside on one of the Arrington ranches in Barber county. The News joins friends in extending congratulations and best wishes. -- The Wilmore News, April 8, 1927.

Cobb - Ferrin
MARRIED - At the home of the bride's parents near Wilmore, Kans., on Sunday, February 12, 1905, by Rev. E. A. Powell of the U. B. church, Wilna S. Cobb and Miss Maude M. Ferrin. The ceremony was performed at high noon in the presence of the immediate relatives and a number of the friends of the bride and groom. A few minutes before 12 o'clock, Mrs. W. D. Smith played a beautiful wedding march. The bridal couple stood under the enlarged portrait of the bride in the tastefully decorated parlor. The entire ceremony was very pretty and impressive. After congratulations had been extended, all partook of a bounteous dinner which had been prepared in a faultless manner. On Monday an elegant infair dinner was made in honor of the bride and groom at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Cobb, and the occasion was one of much enjoyment for all present. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Ferrin of Powell-tp, who are among Comanche-co's most highly respected citizens. She possesses in large measure those qualities which contribute to beautiful womanhood, purity, modesty, refinement and a kind disposition. That she will continue to be true to the ideals she has already formed is the united belief and expectation of her many friends. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Cobb, whose home is 12 miles north of Coldwater. He is one of Kiowa-co's worthy young men. Industrious and honorable and always devoted to the faithful performance of duty, he has won many friends in this county and in Kiowa-co., all of whom unite at this time in wishing him and his estimable bride many happy and prosperous days. Following is a list of the presents received: Mr. and Mrs. Loren Ferrin, bedroom dresser. Ernest Ferrin, water pitcher. Nellie Ferrin, lace curtains. Mrs. Mary Wagner, bed spread. Mrs. Arthur Ferrin, bread raiser. Miss Cora Ferrin, vegetable dishes. Miss Hazel Ferrin, berry set. Fred Ferrin, vases. Earl Ferrin, table cloth. Miss Carrie Ferrin and Lew Baker, rug. Miss Mabel Zimmerman, napkins. Mrs. Emma Trummel, bureau scarf. Alva Trummel, cream pitcher and sugar bowl. Orda Trummel, rocking chair. Miss Grace Trummel, silver sugar shell. Miss Maggie Roberts, sliver butter knife. Geo. H. Sombart, set silver spoons. Lute Yullie, set silver teaspoons. Marshall Barlow, tea set. Miss Ethel Baker, pair towels. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Cobb, dinner set. Walter Loren Cobb, parlor lamp. Miss Maude Cobb, pair towels. Marenus Hagaman, decorated water set. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Smith, pictures. Miss Geraldine Thompson, ruby glass water set. Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Hagaman, framed marriage certificate. Miss India Fisher, sofa pillow. Dan Fisher, berry set. Mrs. Mulholland, pair linen towels. Louie Mulholland, initial silver teaspoons. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Burkhall, set napkins. Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Hollaway, fruit dish. Mrs. C. B. Rose, sofa pillow. -- The Western Star, February 17, 1905. (See the "Watkins - Ewing" announcement on this page for Maude's 3rd wedding.")

Cline - Richey
Frank B. Cline of this city and Mrs. Laura Richey of Birds, Ill., were united in marriage at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 1920, in Hutchinson, Kans. The ceremony was performed in the study room of the First Christian church, the pastor, Rev. Harry Baker Smith, officiating. The couple arrived in Coldwater on Thursday of last week and will be at home to their friends after this week in the Annie Cline residence property, northeast of the school house grounds. The groom has been a resident of this city since returning from military service last fall and conducts a well equipped boot and shoe repair shop. He is a brother of County Treasurer Miss Annie Cline and an uncle of the Allderdices. Mr. Cline is a good citizen and is deserving in every way. The bride is as yet a comparative stranger in our city. Mr. and Mrs. Cline have the sincere good wishes of all as they enter upon married life. May they be blessed in every way, as they well deserve to be. -- The Western Star, February 20, 1920.

Crowe - Ochs
On last Sunday, November 15, 1925, occurred the wedding of Terry H. Crowe and Miss Olivia E. Ochs. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Ochs, of Mullinville, Rev. Stevens of that city officiating. The ring ceremony was used. Miss Alma Ochs, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and Clyde Brown of Haviland, a schoolmate of the groom, was best man. It was an impressive and beautiful ceremony. The bride wore a dress of delicate blue georgette, and the groom wore a suit of brown. The bride carried a beautiful bouquet of white roses and chrysanthemums. Following the ceremony a turkey dinner was served and a happy social hour was spent. Those present were: Rev. and Mrs. Stevens; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Ochs and daughter, Alma; Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Crowe; Earl and Belle Crowe; Mrs. W. B. Newman; Orville Ochs and family; Edwin Ochs and family; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ochs; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Olson; Miss Ellen Rhinehart and Clyde Brown. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Crowe, who live nine miles north of this city and who are among our best known citizens. He is an industrious and dependable young man. He attended Haviland Academy, graduating with the class of 1924. The bride is an estimable young lady and is popular with all who know her. The couple will make their home on the Crowe farm for the present. May success and happiness attend them through all the years of their married life. -- The Western Star, November 20, 1925.

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Dale - Millam
Probate Judge Connaughton issued a marriage license on Wednesday to Ernest S. Dale and Miss Winnie G. Millam, both of Protection-tp., and they were married yesterday evening in the parlors of the Dale hotel in Protection, Rev. Wm. Clapper of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating. These popular young people have a host of friends in and around Protection and all join in extending good wishes and sincere congratulations. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Dale who are among Comanche-co.'s early settlers and best citizens. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Millam who live a few miles southwest of Protection and is an estimable young lady. The STAR adds its wish that Mr. and Mrs. Dale may enjoy a long and happy married life.-- The Western Star, September 10, 1909.

Daniels - Hazen
Who were the first couples married in Comanche county? In the Probate Judge's office at the court house an old marriage license record shows who obtained the first license after the county was organized. License No. 1, was obtained on May 21, 1885, by Alfred Daniels, 24, and Belle Hazen, 17, both of Comanche county. They were married on the same day by D. E. Hutchins, a Justice of the Peace. -- Interesting Data From Old Marriage Records, (Excerpt) The Western Star, July 15, 1938.

Dellinger - Boldt
C. E. Dellinger and Miss Ida Boldt, both of this county, were united in marriage at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday of this week at the home of Rev. J. B. Handy in this city, Rev. Handy officiating. The groom is a brother of Oliver Dellinger and a nephew of I. H. Dellinger, who are well known here. He is an industrious and trustworthy young man. The bride is a sister of Mrs. Robert Schlegel, and during her stay in our county has won many friends. The couple will make their home in this county. The Star wishes them much well merited success and happiness. == The Western Star, July 27, 1923.

Dillon - Tift
L. M. Dillon and Miss Beulah Tift, both of Englewood, came to this city last Saturday and at 8 o'clock p.m. were united in marriage by Rev. L. F. Abernethy of the M.. E. church. -- The Western Star, February 13, 1920.

Dodson
MARRIED 50 YEARS. It was on February 10, 1870, in the town of Woodburn, Ill., that Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Dodson, two of Coldwater's best known and most highly respected citizens were united in marriage. That was a little over 50 years ago. To celebrate the 50th, or "golden" anniversary of their wedding nearly 50 of their friends and neighbors gave them a complete surprise on the evening of March 19 by gathering at the beautiful Dodson home in the north part of town for an evening of social enjoyment and to show, to some extent, their esteem for Mr. and Mrs. Dodson. The surprise was planned by Miss Grace and Frank, and they certainly succeeded well in carrying out every part of the evening's program. In every particular it was a most happy surprise for Mr. and Mrs. Dodson and a pleasant occasion for all present. A fine two course luncheon was served. Mr. and Mrs. Dodson were presented with some beautiful gifts as tokens of the esteem in which they are held. As the quests departed they wished Mr. and Mrs. Dodson many added years of their happy married life. -- The Western Star, April 2, 1920.

DeVolld - Moon
Mrs. Pearl Moon, who is well known in this city was united in marriage on August 30 to R. G. DeVolld, formerly of Great Bend. The couple now live in Glennrock, Wyo. Mrs. DeVolld is a sister of O. M. Osbourn of this city. The Star extends congratulations and good wishes. -- The Western Star, October 2, 1925.

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Eaton - Terhune
Forrest Eaton, a brother of Arthur Eaton of this city, arrived here last Saturday with a bride of four weeks. They were married in Vancouver, B. C. on February 18. His wife before her marriage was Miss Anna Terhune, her home being in Portland, Ore. Forrest has made his home on the Pacific coast, most of the time in Albany, Ore., since he lived in this city with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Eaton, about 20 years ago. He returned less than a year ago from France, where he had gone, being attached to the medical corps of the U. S. Army. Before going to France he served as a member of the Coast Artillery. He came back from France with the casualties, having suffered a severe case of mumps while abroad. Mr. and Mrs. Eaton will make their home here during the spring and summer and work for Arthur in his store. Forrest's many old time friends here extend congratulations and good wishes. -- The Western Star March 26, 1920.

Ellis - Middleton
Herbert B. Ellis and Miss Bernice Middleton, who are well known to a number of Comanche-co. people, were united in marriage in Greensburg on Tuesday afternoon of this week, Rev. A. B. Hestwood, the Greensburg Methodist pastor, officiating. The groom is a son of Mrs. H. J. Ellis and a brother of Roy and Lee Ellis and of Mrs. Ira Burditt of this county. He is an industrious and very worthy young man. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Middleton, who formerly lived in this county, but who now live near Greensburg in Kiowa-co. She is a most deserving young lady, and is popular with those who know her. The couple will make their home on a farm near Greensburg. The Star joins in extending good wishes. -- The Western Star, June 12, 1925.

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Fisher - Berrey
Sunday, June 17th, 1917 the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Berrey of Wilmore, Kansas looked especially pretty for the marriage of their daughter Ella Madeline to Mr. Cecil Fisher. The colors used in decorating the room being pink and white. Joseph R. Babbs, pastor of the Christian church of Coldwater, Kansas, officiating using the ring services, for the Wedding party to enter the room, Mrs. Powell Wood played the wedding march and Miss Leone Powell, usher, Eula Wood, flower girl and Virginia Berrey, little sister of the bride, ring bearer. Miss Berrey entering the room on the arm of the groom where they took their place under the arch the bride wearing a white Habatui silk draped with silk net and a corsage of white roses and the groom attired in a dark blue suit. After which a delicious five course luncheon was served by the Misses Mabel Brown, Helen Wood, Christine Elizabeth, and Virginia Berrey as waiters to about forty relatives and friends. The out of town guests at the wedding were Miss Leone Powell and Mr. Ernest Wood, Coldwater, Kansas, Mr. Flake Fisher, Mills, New Mexico, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Haynes, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hawes, Bucklin, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Fisher and family, LaFontaine, Kansas. The groom is an industrious and trustworthy young man and the bride possesses the qualifications of an ideal companion. After their relatives and friends wishing them an abundance of happiness and success they departed on their wedding tour through Colorado and New Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Fisher will be at home to their many friends on their ranch near Mills, New Mexico after July 1st. The bride and groom were the recipients of many beautiful presents. -- The Wilmore News, June 21, 1917.

Fisher - Klipstine
Flake Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Fisher of Wilmore, and Miss Nitha C. Klipstine of Abott, N. M. were united in marriage at the bride's home on October 26, 1919. They will make their home in New Mexico. The Star joins in extending to this very worthy young couple sincere good wishes for many years of happy married life. -- The Western Star, November 14, 1919.

Fisher - VanFossen
It was a quiet wedding at the home of the bride's mother in Greensburg that united Mr. Dan Fisher and Miss Edith VanFossen in marriage on Tuesday evening, December 23, 1919, at seven o'clock, the pastor of the Church of Christ of that city officiating, using the ring ceremony. The groom is one of the well known stockmen and farmers of the Reeder-tp. He moved to this community thirty years ago the 16th of last June with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Fisher, and has resided on what is known as the Fisher ranch in Reeder-tp. continuously since that time. He is widely known in Comanche and Kiowa and surrounding counties and during his long residence here has made numerous friends who respect him for his industry and thrift. The bride has resided with her mother in Greensburg for the past twenty-six years and is one of the widely known and popular Kiowa-co. girls. For the past few years she has been a practicing trained nurse, being a graduate from the Hutchinson hospital, and has been very successful in that profession. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher are now at home to their friends on the Fisher ranch, where they plan to make their home in the future. The News joins their large circle of friends in extending best wishes and congratulations. -- The Western Star January 9, 1920.

Fisher - Wilson
Arthur Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fisher, who live northwest of this city, and Miss Hilda Wilson, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Wilson of this city, went to Greensburg on Thursday of last week, March 24, 1920, and were united in marriage in that city. From Greensburg they went to Meade-co., where they intended to spend a week or two. Both bride and groom are well known in Coldwater and to the people in the country round about, and each is held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. The groom was in the service of Uncle Sam for several months during the progress of the World War, but did not get across the Atlantic. He is one of the young farmers of this county and is deserving in every way. The bride is one of Coldwater's popular young ladies. For some time she had been working as a clerk in the Leader Department Store. The Star joins in extending to Mr. and Mrs. Fisher sincere congratulations and good wishes. -- The Western Star, April 2, 1920.

Fleming - Fry
Date: 7-26-1953: Eloise Fry of Wilmore, Kansas, age 20, store clerk, married to Floyd Leah Fleming, age 22, Air Force. Wedding fee: $15.00. Place of ceremony: Wilmore Christian Church, Wilmore, Kansas. From the "Record of Marriages" page of the Pastoral Record book of Pastor James Allen Nichols.

Fridley - Bowen
Albert Leon Fridley and Miss Mildred Beatrice Bowen were united in marriage in this city at 9 o'clock p.m. on Friday, October 3, 1919. Probate Judge M. M. Cosby officiating. The wedding was a quiet one, and it was several days before the public generally knew of the happy event. The bride and groom are both well known in this city and county and are held in high esteem by all. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Fridley, who are among the early settlers and best known citizens in the county, and is a very worthy young man. His entire life, with the exception of the two years he was in the U. S. Navy during the World War, has been spent in this county and he has constantly shown himself to be trustworthy and industrious. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Bowen, who moved to this city a year or so ago from the vicinity of Coy. She is a deserving young lady and has many friends among the young people of our city. Mr. and Mrs. Fridley will make their home here. Mr. Fridley being engaged with his father in the painting and paper hanging business. The Star joins in extending to this worthy young couple sincere good wishes. May they live long and prosper. -- The Western Star, October 10, 1919.


Frost - Brown
Mr. Lloyd Frost of Elkhart, Kansas, and Miss Mable Brown of Wilmore, were united in marriage at 7:30 Saturday evening, December 22nd, 1917, at the Baptist parsonage in Wilmore, Rev. A. W. Cameron officiating. Immediately after the ceremony they drove to Greensburg where they boarded a train for Elkhart where they expect to make their future home. The bride had made her home in Wilmore for some time and was an employee of the Richardson Mercantile Company as a clerk where she made numerous friends who will all wish her a happy and prosperous married life. The groom is a young farmer and was a stranger to the writer. -- The Wilmore News, December 27, 1917.

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Gamble - Graham
N. T. Gamble of Chelsea, Okla., and Miss Hazel E. Graham of Cushing, OKla., were united in marriage in this city on last Saturday, Probate Judge M. M. Cosby officiating. The parties are strangers here. -- The Western Star, November 20, 1925.

Gilchrist - Willoughby
S. J. Gilchrist and Miss Rachel Willoughby, both of this city, were united in marriage in Greensburg on Wednesday of last week, September 17, 1919. Probate Judge Reed of Kiowa-co. officiating. The groom has been a resident of this city for about 10 years, during most of which time he has been manager of the Platt-Gilchrist Lumber Co. The bride is not so well known here, having lived here but a short time. The Star joins the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Gilchrist in wishing them well in every way. -- The Western Star, September 26, 1919.

Griffith - ______
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Griffith, who also live in Coldwater, were married the following year, June 30, 1886. -- Interesting Data From Old Marriage Records, (Excerpt) The Western Star, July 15, 1938.

Guseman - Curran
Oscar J. Guseman and Ellen B. Curran of Coldwater, married December 23, 1885. -- Interesting Data From Old Marriage Records, (Excerpt) The Western Star, July 15, 1938.

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Hackney - Gwnip
Anthony J. Hackney, son of Geo. Hackney, was united in marriage in Alva, Okla., on Wednesday, September 12, 1923, to Miss Eva Gwnip. The groom is well known in the southern part of this county and is a most worthy young man. The bride has taught school in the Lookout neighborhood for the past two years. She is an estimable young lady. The couple were given a reception on the following Sunday by the groom's sister and sister-in-law, Mrs. R. E. McGaully and Mrs. Harry Hackney. A delicious dinner was enjoyed. All join in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Hackney abundant success and happiness throughout their married life. -- The Western Star, September 21, 1923.

Hadley - Burger
Married at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 1923, occurred the wedding of Thomas Hadley of this county and Miss Bertha R. Burger of Kinsley. The ceremony was performed at the Friends parsonage at the Red Mound Friends church not far from Macksville, Kans., the pastor, Rev. Seth Brown, officiating. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Enos Hadley of this county. He is an industrious and ambitious young man and is well known in the neighborhoods north and northwest of this city. The bride is a popular and deserving young lady of Edwards-co. Mr. and Mrs. Hadley will make their home for the present with the groom's parents, northwest of this city. The Star wishes them a happy, prosperous and useful life. -- The Western Star, September 21, 1923.

Hadley - Swindler
At high noon on Wednesday, December 21, 1919, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oren S. Swindler, a few miles northwest of Pratt, Kans., occurred the wedding of Gloyd C. Hadley and Miss Mary C. Swindler. Rev. Chas. Hunt, pastor of the Friends church in Alva, Okla., and a former pastor at the Hadley Chapel in this county, officiating. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Enos Hadley, who live a few miles north of this city and who are among Comanche-co.'s best citizens. He is a young man of exemplary habits and unimpeachable character, and stands well in the community. He is a graduate of the Coldwater high school, Class of 1918. As a young farmer he is industrious and imbued with the ideas which are sure to lead to success. The bride is an estimable young lady and has the esteem of all who know her. Her home for some time was in or near Wilmore, and for a year or so she made her home with her aunt, Mrs. Rice Price, in this city attended school here. It is Mr. and Mrs. Hadley's plan to go onto one of the Henry White farms in the spring and there make their home. The Star joins their many Comanche-co. friends in extending sincere good wishes. May they realize in large measure the happiness and success which they so well deserve. -- The Western Star, January 2, 1920.

Hansen - Huck
Date: 6-24-1951: Helen Joann Huck of Wilmore, Kansas, age 19, student, married to John Harold Hansen of Sedgewick, Kansas, age 22, student. Wedding fee: $5.00. Place of ceremony: Wilmore Christian Church, Wilmore, Kansas. From the "Record of Marriages" page of the Pastoral Record book of Pastor James Allen Nichols.

Harness - Klasser
Walter E. Harness and Miss Mabel Klasser, both of this county, were united in marriage in Dodge City on Wednesday, May 27. The groom is a brother of Floyd Harness of Avilla-tp. and has lived in this county for some time. He is one of the industrious young farmers of the southern part of the county. The bride has been teaching in this county during the past few years, and has been popular and successful wherever she has taught. Last winter she taught in the Glendale district. She has many friends wherever she is known. The couple will make their home in one of the Blount farms, formerly the Frank Harter farm, in Avilla-tp. The Star wishes them many years of happy married life. -- The Western Star, June 12, 1925.

Hashard - Ohlson
MARRIED BY JUDGE COSBY -- During the last week Judge M. M. Cosby, Probate Judge, performed three wedding ceremonies as follows: On Wednesday, June 15, he united in marriage A. L. Withrow of Protection and Minnie Leone Sumner of Denver, Colo. On Thursday, June 16, he joined in marriage H. R. Hashard of Russell, Kans., and Miss Flora Ohlson of Hardtner. On Sunday, June 19, he married Alfred C. Park and Miss Velma St. McPhall, both of Protection. -- The Western Star, June 24, 1938.

Hazzard - Allderdice
"Former Coldwater Girl Weds." - At 2:30 p.m. on last Wednesday, May 21, 1912, at the home of the bride's parents in Baldwin, Kans., occurred the marriage of Russell LaClede Hazzard and Miss Florence Allderdice. The groom is a graduate of Baker University and is a prominent young educator of Butler-co., this state. During the past school year he was principal of the public schools in Whitewater, and has been re-elected to the same position for another year. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Allderdice, who were pioneer settlers in this county. She is a young lady of splendid attainments and is deservedly popular wherever she is known. She is a graduate of Baker University, class of 1911. The STAR joins the many friends of the bride in this county in wishing for Mr. and Mrs. Hazzard the most enduring blessings of a happy wedded life. -- The Western Star, May 24, 1912.

Hedrick - Routh
Carl O. Hedrick, editor of the Ashland Clipper, and Miss Corrine May Routh of Saltville, Va., were united in marriage on April 21. Mr. Hedrick is one of the bright and successful young editors of southwestern Kansas, and the members of the newspaper fraternity, as well as a great many other friends, join in extending the heartiest kind of congratulations and good wishes. No doubt the Clipper will be a better paper now than ever, for a good wife is a blessing, and especially to an editor. -- The Western Star, April 30, 1920.

Herd - Dale
Lennis Elvin Herd and Alberta Louise Dale were united in marriage last Saturday, April 24, 1926. The ceremony was performed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Cosby, Judge Cosby officiating. Besides Mr. and Mrs. Cosby, those attending the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Loren Herd and Miss Mary Anne Schenk. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. herd, who live one half mile south of this city. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Dale of this city. Both bride and groom are well known to Coldwater people, and each has many friends here. The bride was a member of the graduating class in C. H. S. last spring. During the past few months she has been working in the Rexall Drug Store in this city. As these worthy young people enter upon married life, they have the good wishes of many friends. They will make their home on the E. F. Herd farm eight miles southwest of Coldwater. -- The Western Star, April 30, 1926.

Hoffman - Squires
William Hoffman of Coy, Okla., and Miss Eunice Squires of this county were united in marriage at the office of the Probate Judge in this city on Wednesday of this week, Judge Cosby officiating. The groom had lived in the Coy neighborhood for some time and is regarded as a worthy young man. The bride's parents formerly lived near Coy, but moved not long since to the Frank Betzer farm. She is a deserving and highly esteemed young lady. The Star wishes Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman many years of happy married life. -- The Western Star, April 30, 1926>

Horner - Burghart
Saturday afternoon, June 2, 1923, at the hour of two at the parsonage of the Church of Christ, in Protection and the local pastor, G. M. Martin, officiating, secured the marriage of Miss Hazel Horner to Mr. Oscar Burghart. The couple were unattended and the ceremony was said in the presence of only a few relatives and friends. Mrs. Burghart is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Horner. During the past winter she was a member of the Junior class of the Protection High School. She is a very charming young lady and has a large circle of friends among the younger set in Protection. Mr. Burghart is a son of the late Edward Burghart. He is a worthy young men and commands the esteem and regard of a large circle of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Burghart are at home in the Burghart home on the east side of Protection. -- The Protection Post, June 7, 1923.

Hoy - Martin
Dale Hoy of this city and Miss Maxine Martin of Englewood were united in marriage in Beaver, Okla., on Monday of this week, Mrs. Ingalls a Methodist, officiating. the groom came to this city from Medicine Lodge about a year ago and has since been working as a barber in the O. K. shop. He has proven himself to be a trustworthy and energetic young man. During the World War he served in the U. S. Army and made a good record as a soldier. The bride is not known here, although she has visited here several times. The couple will make their home here. May success and happiness ever attend them. -- The Western Star, November 27, 1925.

Hudson - Beeley
Cupid has been getting in his work again among the young people in this county. It is immaterial to Cupid what hearts are pierced by his barbed darts. Sometimes it is boyhood and girlhood that come blushing to Hymen's alter to be united for life, and again it frequently happens that the snow of advancing years has whitened the heads of the happy couple who seek the bliss of each other's continual companionship. But in this instance it is very manhood and young womanhood that appear before the alter to be made man and wife. The contracting parties in this case are Mr. James S. Hudson and Miss Etta Beeley, both residing in Avilla township in this county. There is a little shade of mystery or romance about this wedding, as the young couple drove 65 miles to Medicine Lodge, Wednesday of last week to have the ceremony performed by a preacher over there. It is reported they wanted a preacher of the Christian denomination to tie the knot, and that is why they left the county - but when they reached the Lodge the Christian preacher was out of town ____________________. The young __________ home and will shortly go ______ at the Gattshall place. The bride is the sister of Geo. E. Beeley, Esq., who came here some months ago from Blandenville, Ills., to visit relatives, and is a most charming and estimable young lady. The groom is the eldest son of Jos. H. Hudson, Esq., and is one of the staunchest young businessmen in the county. The STAR extends congratulations to the worthy young couple. -- The Western Star, September 12, 1890. (Shirley Brier noted, re: the missing words, that the microfilmed copy of the newspaper had a hole in it.)

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Klingensmith
"THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING" - Tuesday of this week, December 30, was the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Klingensmith who live only a few miles southwest of this city, and who are among Comanche-co.'s early settlers and most highly respected citizens. A fine dinner was enjoyed at their home on that day, those present besides Mr. and Mrs. Klingensmith being their sons, Bert and Harry, their daughter, Mrs. Harry Kropf, and family, their grandsons, Albert and Ray Maris, and Earl Uselman and family, Mrs. Uselman being their daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Klingensmith were married in Albia, Iowa, on December 30, 1874. They have been residents of Comanche-co. for 41 years, and during that time have always had faith in the county, and have surrounded themselves with many warm friends. Comanche-co. has no better citizens than Mr. and Mrs. Klingensmith, and it is the sincere hope of all their friends that they may be spared to enjoy many more happy years together. -- The Western Star, January 2, 1925.

Kreasling - Barnes
The Nazarene church at Florence, Colo., was the scene of a very pretty wedding Sunday, September 20, when Irene Anna, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Barnes, became the bride of Dale E. Keasling of Lewis, Kans. The impressive ceremony was performed by Rev. Z. J. Baxter, pastor of the Nazarene church. The wedding march was played by Miss Nettie Severin, who sang "At Dawning" just preceding the ceremony. The church was beautifully decorated with palms, flowers and ferns. The bride wore a gown of peach color satin, and carried a bouquet of tea roses and ferns. The couple were attended by Eunice and Eugene Barnes, sister and brother of the bride. Mrs. Keasling is well known in Comanche-co., having spent the greater portion of her life here. She taught several terms of school here, and the past winter was spent teaching in Edwards-co. The groom is an industrious young farmer living east of Lewis. He is spoken of very favorably in the community in which he lives. The young couple will make their home in Lewis for the present. -- The Western Star, October 2, 1925.

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Lees - Hucklebridge
James Lees and Miss Myrtle Hucklebridge, both of this county, drove to Bucklin on last Sunday and were united in marriage in that city. Both are quite well known here. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lees, and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hucklebridge. She enrolled on September 7 as a member of the Sophomore class in C. H. S. The couple will make their home in this city. may happiness and success attend them. -- The Western Star, September 25, 1925.

Leon - Martinez
Maxme Leon of Sun City and Miss Seanie Martinez of Medicine Lodge, both of whom are Mexicans, came to this city last Saturday, and after making a diligent search for a preacher or someone else authorized to perform marriage ceremonies, succeeded in finding Rev. J. B. handy of the Methodist church, who united them in the holy bonds of wedlock. An interpreter was brought along, as neither the bride nor the groom could speak English. The groom is 32 and the bride is 19 years of age. -- The Western Star, August 28, 1925.

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Maris - Kenworthy
At the home of the bride in Portland, Ore., on December 25, 1928, occurred the wedding of Mrs. Isabel Kenworthy of that city and John T. Maris of this city. The ceremony was witnessed by about forty friends, who later, partook of a wedding breakfast at the home of the bride. the couple were guests at the home of a son of the bride in Portland at a fine Christmas dinner. We understand that the couple will make their home in Portland, for a while at least. Later they will spend a few months in California, after which they will return east. The groom in one of Comanche-co's. early settlers and best-known citizens. He is a splendid citizen, and his many friends here and elsewhere join in extending to him and his bride sincere good wishes. Mr. Maris went to the Pacific coast about six weeks ago, accompanying his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur White. Mr. and Mrs. White returned home about three weeks ago, but Mr. Maris remained in Oregon. Mr. and Mrs. Maris were acquaintances in Parke-co., Indiana, during their youthful days. -- The Western Star, January, 18, 1929.

Masemore - Lofinck
A pretty home wedding took place this afternoon at four o'clock at the R. E. Lofinck home, 624 Poyntz Ave. when Miss Emily Lofinck and Mr. Willis J. Masemore of Coldwater were married by the Rev. J. M. McClelland of the First M. E. Church in the presence of relatives and close friends. Before the ceremony, Miss Myrtle Brobery sang "At Dawning." During the marriage service Miss Ann Hostrup played softly a beautiful piano selection. Daisies were artistically arranged through out the pleasant rooms. Mrs. M. C. Doran assisted Mrs. Ida Lofinck at the serving in the dining room. Mr. and Mrs. Masemore left at five o'clock for an eastern wedding trip and will be at home in Coldwater after June 15 where Mr. Masemore is an attorney. Mrs. Masemore is a graduate of the K. S. A. C. in the class of 1917, taught Domestic Science for two years in the high school of Coldwater. Has lived most of her life in Manhattan where she was a favorite among her many friends. Mr. Masemore is a graduate from the law course at K. U. Out of town guests were Mrs. Geo. Mills of Junction City and Mrs. M. C. Doran of Kansas City. Mr. and Mrs. Masemore arrived in Coldwater last Friday and at once went to house keeping in the Masemore home in the northwestern part of town. The bride and groom have many friends here, all of whom join at this time in extending sincere good wishes. -- The Western Star, June 11, 1920. (From the Manhattan Nationalist of June 1, 1920.)

Masten - Lindstrom
Everett Masten and Miss Florence Pauline Lindsrom were united in marriage in Greensburg, Kans., on Tuesday afternoon, September 4, 1923, Rev. C. D. Whitwain of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating. Both bride and groom are well known in Coldwater, and each is held in high esteem. They attended the Coldwater high school, graduating with the class if 1917. The groom joined the U. S. Navy soon afterward and was in the service for bout two years. Two years ago he went with his mother, Mrs. Asher Sterner, to California, and located in Los Angeles. For some time Everett has been employed by a large lumber company of that city and is making good in every way, having the confidence of his employers and the respect of all who know him. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Lindstrom of this city. She is a cultured, amiable and very worthy young lady. She possesses special talent in music. After her graduation from high school she took a course in music in Bethany College, Lindsborg. During the past two years she has worked as a clerk in the Home Mercantile Co.'s store and has won many friends by her courtesy and kindness to all. Mr. and Mrs. Masten will make their home after October 1 at 2911 Meadowbrook ave., Los Angeles. The Star extends sincere good wishes. -- The Western Star, September 7, 1932.

Mathews - Fry
Date: 8-5-1951: Josephine Fry of Wilmore Kansas, age 22, teacher, married to James C. Mathews of Pratt, Kansas, age 30, student. Wedding fee: $10.00. Place of ceremony: Wilmore Christian Church, Wilmore, Kansas. From the "Record of Marriages" page of the Pastoral Record book of Pastor James Allen Nichols.

McCool - Cyphers
"Hymeneal." The probate judge, E. B. Widaman, issued a marriage license, on New Year's day, to Orlando McCool and Lovina Cyphers, and then proceeded with the marriage ceremony, with as much celebrity, as if he had been in the business for years. This was one of the first official sets of Judge Widaman and he acquitted himself in a creditable manner. The Republican with numerous other friends, extends to the newly wedded couple, their best wishes. May the rainbow of happiness brighten the sky of their future wanderings and their declining years be bright and gorgeous hues of a successful and happy life. -- Republican, January 6, 1887. (Shirley Brier noted: "Not sure if her name is Cyphers or Gyphers".)

McCool - Deniston
Married at Coldwater, Aug. 7th, by Judge Widaman, Samuel A. McCool and Miss Nettie L. Deniston. -- The Western Star, August 13, 1887.

McDaniels - Baker
Married at Coldwater, Aug. 8th, by Judge Widaman, Chas. C. McDaniels and Miss Malinda F. Baker. -- The Western Star, August 13, 1887.

McGlothlin-Paxton
J. S. McGlothlin of this county and Miss Della Paxton of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, September 10. They arrived in this county last week and have begun housekeeping on one of the P. A. Johnston farms, four miles west of this city. The groom has worked in this county most of the time for Philo Gregg - for about four years. He is an industrious and deserving young man. The bride has visited here, being a relative of the Metzkers. The Star wishes this worthy couple many happy and prosperous years of wedded life. -- The Western Star, September 26, 1919.

McIntire - Baker
MARRIED - At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baker, in Logan-tp., Comanche -co., Kansas, on Wednesday, December 31, 1902. Frank M. McIntire and Miss Alice Baker. Both bride and groom have lived in Comanche-co. for a number of years and each has a host of friend. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. D. T. McIntire, of this city, and is associated with the father in the stock business. He is also an industrious and worthy young man. The bride is popular wherever known and is worthy of the esteem she enjoys. The STAR joins in extending to Mr. and Mrs. McIntire congratulations and good wishes. -- The Western Star, January 2, 1903.

McIntire - Large
Simplicity marked the ceremony on Wednesday morning at ten-thirty o'clock November 27 which united in marriage Miss Thelma Lola Large, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Large and Maurice McIntire of Coldwater, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. N. McIntire. The ceremony was read in the Large home, by the Rev. Paul F. Holmes, pastor of the M. E. church in front of the fire place, which was topped with row arrangement of white chrysanthemums, tall vases of the same flowers furthered the appointments. The bride was given in marriage by her father. The single ring ceremony was used in the presence of only two immediate families. Mrs. McIntire received her early education in the Protection schools and graduating with the Class of 27 (1927), and later graduated from K. S. A. C. at Manhattan and is a member of Alpha Delta Pi society. Mr. McIntire received his education in the Coldwater schools, graduating with the Class of 27 (1927), and has since followed the newspaper trade and for the past two years has been in the service of The Western Star. After a short wedding trip they will be at home to the friends at Coldwater. The Protection Post extends best wishes to their neighbor printer and congratulate him on his choice of bride. -- The Protection Post, December 3, 1936.

McKinney - Cummings
Will McKinney of this county and Miss Marie Cummings of Arkansas City were united in marriage in Greensburg on Thursday of last week. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. McKinney of this city. He spent a little over two years in the service of the U. S. government during the World War, spending a good portion of the time in France, where he saw some real service. Since returning from France he has devoted his time principally to farming. The bride made her home in this city for some time during the past year, and has won many friends here. The couple will make their home on the McKinney farm, 10 miles northwest of this city. May their entire married life be richly blessed in every way. -- The Western Star, June 1, 1923.

Melton - Shelton
Marvin Edward Melton and Miss Ella Mildred Shelton, both of this city, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Shelton, in this city at 6 o'clock p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 1925, Probate Judge Cosby officiating. After the ceremony a nice supper was served at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Paul Ernest. The couple will make their home in this city. The groom is employed as a helper by his father-in-law, who operates a threshing machine. He had been working for a year or so for the Coldwater Produce Co. The Star joins the many friends of this young couple in extending sincere good wishes for them as they enter upon married life. -- The Western Star, June 12, 1925.

Mitchell - French
The second marriage license (in Comanche County) was also issued on May 21, 1885, to Wm. H. Mitchell, 20, and Minnie L. French, 18, of Comanche county. They were married on that day by the county's first Probate Judge, J. D. F. Jennings. -- Interesting Data From Old Marriage Records, (Excerpt) The Western Star, July 15, 1938.

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Oller - Nokes
Ralph C. Oller of Avilla-tp. and Miss Gertrude Nokes were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents in this city at 11:30 o'clock a.m. on last Sunday, August 23, 1925, Rev. J. B. Handy officiating. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a few of the near relatives and was made a beautiful and impressive one. The couple went at once to the Oller farm in Avilla-tp., where they will make their home. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Oller, who were among the early settlers of the county. He has lived all his life in this county and is well known here. After attending the rural schools of the county, he attended the Coldwater schools for several terms. He was a Junior last year. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Nokes of this city. She is one of Coldwater's best known young ladies and has won many friends here. She was graduated from the Coldwater high school with the class of 1924. Since that time she has spent considerable time as a clerk in the post office and at other places. The Western Star joins in extending to these young people sincere good wishes as they enter upon married life. -- The Western Star, August 28, 1925.

Osborne - Young
David R. Osborne and Miss Dicie May Young were married at 8 p.m. on last Sunday, September 5, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Young, near Protection, Rev. I. W. Bailey of the Baptist church officiating. The groom has been a resident of Clark-co. for a number of years. He is regarded by all who know him as a very worthy young man. The bride is one of Protection-tp.'s most worthy young ladies. The many friends of these young people join in wishing them a happy and successful voyage over the "matrimonial sea."-- The Western Star, September 10, 1909.

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Park - McPhall
MARRIED BY JUDGE COSBY -- During the last week Judge M. M. Cosby, Probate Judge, performed three wedding ceremonies as follows: On Wednesday, June 15, he united in marriage A. L. Withrow of Protection and Minnie Leone Sumner of Denver, Colo. On Thursday, June 16, he joined in marriage H. R. Hashard of Russell, Kans., and Miss Flora Ohlson of Hardtner. On Sunday, June 19, he married Alfred C. Park and Miss Velma St. McPhall, both of Protection. -- The Western Star, June 24, 1938.

Parker
"AN ENGLISH DIAMOND WEDDING" - Mrs. Arthur E. Barlow of this city received a letter this week from relatives in England, her former home, telling of the celebration in honor of the 60th anniversary of the wedding of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Parker, whose home is in Southboro, near Tumbridge Wells, in England. The report says it was an occasion of much pleasure and delight. The wedding cake, which was baked by one of the relatives, was just 36 inches in diameter at the base and was beautifully decorated and bore the words, "Congratulations to our dear parents on their diamond wedding anniversary - 1863-1923." Mrs. Barlow has two sisters and three brothers, all of whom were present at the anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Parker are each 83 years of age, and both are still in good health. Mr. Parker for many years was a manufacturer of cricket balls, but retired from the active business life about 23 years ago. He and his wife are among the prominent and highly respected citizens of that part of England. -- The Western Star, May 4, 1923.

Patterson - Hitner
Murlin Patterson, son of Mrs. W. R. Patterson, was married on December 31 in Mountain View, Mo., to Miss Elsie Hitner. They arrived in this city on last Tuesday. Friends here extend sincere congratulations and good wishes. -- The Western Star, January 9, 1920.

Peel - Essex
Ed P. Peel, ex District clerk of this county, was married Thursday at Columbus, Ind., to Miss Alta Essex. The newly married couple will be at home to friends at Greensburg after the 19th. The Star extends congratulations. -- The Western Star, June 18, 1887.

Polley - ________?
Mr. and Mrs. Will Polley were up from Moscow, Oklahoma, this week on a brief visit with Mr. Polley's sister, Mrs. Wm. Taylor. Will returned a few months ago from the Philippines where he had soldiered for about 3 years. He was mustered out about a month ago in Elreno, Oklahoma. During his stay in the Philippines he suffered a bad case of fever which left his eyes quite weak. Will is newly married. The happy event occurred on Wednesday, March 16. We have not learned the name of the bride. -- The Western Star, March 25, 1904.

Porter - Wright
Married, by Rev. A. E. Thomson, at Commercial hotel, June 10th, 1887, Mr. Thomas M. Porter and Miss Nannie Wright. -- The Western Star, June 25, 1887.

Price - Hunn
On Monday, September 10, 1923, in Ruth, Nev., occurred the wedding of Will Price of Greensburg and Miss Ramona Hunn of this city. The couple will, for the present at least, make their home in Nevada. The bride is a daughter of C. Hunn of this city and is well known here, having lived in Coldwater for a number of years and having been a student in the Coldwater schools last year a member of the Sophomore class. The groom has visited in this city several times, but is known to only a few of our people. The Star joins the friends of these young people in extending sincere good wishes. -- The Western Star, September 21, 1923.

Prilliman - Gee
"PRILLIMAN TO MARRY" Miss Barbara Gee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Gee of Owensville, Indiana, will become the bride of Ronald Prilliman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Prilliman of Protection, Kans., on May 7, at the Midwestern School of Evangelism Chapel at Ottumwa, Iowa. Miss Gee at present is a receptionist at the Midwestern School where Mr. Perillman is a student. -- The Protection Post, March 25, 1955.

Pryor - Castle
On Saturday, June 30, 1923, in Forgan, Okla., at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Charley Crites, occurred the wedding of Ethan R. Pryor of Alva, Okla., and Miss Imogene Castle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Castle of this city. Rev. Coppedge, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of that city performed the ceremony. The groom is a traveling salesman for the Anthony Wholesale Grocery Co. and makes regular business visits to Coldwater. The couple has the sincere good wishes of many friends in this county. They will make their home in this city for the present. -- The Western Star, July 13, 1923.

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Sanders - Bratcher
Protection Post: On April 14, 1923, at Coldwater, Mrs. Emma Bratcher was united in marriage with Forrest Sanders. Mrs. Bratcher is a daughter of Mrs. Viola Johnson and has made Protection her home for many years. Forrest (Teddy) Sanders is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Sanders. He has been engaged in farming for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Sanders will make their home on the Harve Bratcher place south of Protection. -- The Western Star, May 4, 1923.

Schauf - Fry
Date: 10-21-1951: Delphia Lou Monroe of Wilmore, Kansas, age 18, married to Edward Roy Schauf of Wilmore, Kansas, age 19, section hand. Wedding fee: $5.00. Place of ceremony: Wilmore Christian Church, Wilmore, Kansas. From the "Record of Marriages" page of the Pastoral Record book of Pastor James Allen Nichols.

Schenk - Beyer
Carl H. Schenk and Miss Olga Beyer were united in marriage in Alva, Okla., on Wednesday, March 10, 1920. They immediately proceeded to their home 22 miles south of this city - the former Osbourn farm. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schenk of this city and is well and favorably known in this county where he has lived all his life. During the World War Carl was in the army and served for several months with the American Expedition Force in France. The bride's home has been in Oklahoma for a few years, but she formerly lived in Iowa where Mr. Schenk met her. They have good wishes of many friends as they enter upon married life. -- The Western Star March 26, 1920.

Schenk - Schultz
August W. Schenk and Miss Mabel Schultz were united in marriage at the probate judge's office in this city at 5 o'clock p.m. on last Saturday, March 20, 1920. Probate Judge Cosby officiated. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schenk, who are among Comacnche-co's early settlers and who now make their home in this city. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Schultz, who live 22 miles south and 2 miles east of the this city. She is one of the well known and popular young ladies of her neighborhood. On last Sunday a fine dinner was given by the bride's parents in honor of the young couple. About 60 neighbors and friends enjoyed the pleasure of the happy occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Schenk will make their home on the "old home place" in Logan-tp., Mr. Schenk being in charge of the farm. The Star joins in wishing them well in every way through all their married life. -- The Western Star March 26, 1920.

Schwader - Harrison
Fritz Schwader, who is well known in this county, was married on Christmas eve in Elreno, Oklahoma, to Miss Florence Harrison, of Elreno. They arrived in Coldwater on Tuesday and will visit relatives and friends here for a short time and then return to Oklahoma where they will make their home. Mr. Schwader has a good claim in the new country. The STAR joins in extending congratulations. -- The Western Star, January 2, 1903.

Scott - Ritchey
MARRIED. Near Timber Lake, Woodward-co., Oklahoma, on Sunday, December 21, 1902, by Rev. Henderson, of the M. E. church, Wm. F. Scott, of Comanche-co., Kansas and Miss Ethel Ritchey, of Woodward-co., Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. Scott began housekeeping at once in their new home at the Scott ranch in Shimer-tp., this county. They have the best wishes of many friends, who knew them to be in every way worthy of life's richest blessings. -- The Western Star, January 2, 1903.

Shankel - Willard
Lewis Ellsworth Shankel of Wichita and Miss Helen Josephine Willard of this city were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. on last Saturday, September 20, 1919, in Wichita, Kansas. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Homer E. Moore, pastor of the First Christian church of Wichita, at his home. On Sunday the bride and groom came to this city and made a visit with the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elias Willard. They will make their home at 437 N. St. Francis-ave., in Wichita. The groom is one of the successful commercial men who have helped to build up Wichita's immense wholesale business. For about 11 years he has been in the employ, most of the time as a traveling salesman, of the Lehmann-Higginson Wholesale Grocery Co., his work for some time past bringing him to Coldwater each week. He is a popular salesman and is capable, deserving and trustworthy in every way. The bride has lived in this county all her life and has received her education in the schools here. She attended the Coldwater high school, graduating with the class of 1914. Since that time she has taught each year in this county and has been very successful as a teacher. She is a young lady of pleasing personality and possessed of those qualities which make and hold friends. Mr. and Mrs. Shankel have the sincere good wishes of many friends in Comanche-co. The Star believes that they are in every way worthy of the very best in life. -- The Western Star, September 26, 1919.

Sharpe - Poyner
The third license was issued (in Comanche County) about a month later, on June 27, (1885) to Thomas B. Sharpe, 24, and Minnie Poyner, 21, both of Coldwater. -- Interesting Data From Old Marriage Records, (Excerpt) The Western Star, July 15, 1938.

Simonds - Shaw
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Shaw of Protection announce the marriage of their daughter, Vera Mae, to Wesley Simonds, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Simonds of Springdale, Ark., on Friday morning, August 14, 1936, at Coldwater, Kans., the vows being read by Rev. A. E. Greenler, pastor of the Coldwater Methodist church. Only members of the immediate families and Miss Viola Horner were present. Mrs. Simonds attended the Protection high school, and has lived at that place her entire life. Mr. Simonds owns and operates a garage at Protection, and is well known in that community. Following the ceremony, the bride and groom started on a wedding trip to parts of Texas and Oklahoma. Many Comanche county friends extend best wishes to these young people. --The Western Star, August 21, 1936>

Small - Steadman
B. C. Small and Miss Josie Steadman were united in marriage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Cosby of this city on last Saturday, June 20, 1925. Judge Cosby performed the ceremony. The groom ran a threshing machine in this county last season and will work during this season in this state and in Colorado. He is a brother of J. E. Small of this city. The bride has been a resident of this county for over 40 years, coming to this county from Kentucky with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Jarnagin, soon after this county began to be settled. The couple will continue to call Comanche-co their home. We wish them success and happiness in large measure. -- The Western Star, June 26, 1925.

Smith - Davis
At the Presbyterian manse in Coldwater at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, 1919, occurred the marriage of Jay Smith of Powell-tp. and Miss Myrtle Davis of Mullinville. Rev. A. G. Alexander of this city pronounced the words which made them one. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Davis of Mullinville and the groom by a friend, Mr. Washburn. Mrs. W. D. Smith of Wilmore, the groom's sister-in-law, was also present. The ring ceremony was used. The bride was daintily attired in beaded pink silk crepe de chine and the groom in the conventional black. After the ceremony the bridal party drove to Greensburg where the bride and groom took the train for Ohio, where they will visit relatives of the groom for some time before returning to their home near Wilmore. The Star joins in wishing this couple abundant happiness and success. -- The Western Star, December 12, 1919.

Smith - Snell
Charles D. Smith and Miss Edith Ona Snell were united in marriage in Protection on Wednesday, December 24, Rev. J. F. Ragsdale of the Protection M. E. church officiating. The bride and groom are well and favorably known in and about Protection. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Snell and has lived in or near Protection all her life. She is a very deserving young lady. The groom's parents live on the former Wolfe farm, about 8 miles north of Protection. He is a young man of good habits and is well liked by all his acquaintances and friends. The Star extends good wishes. -- The Western Star, January 2, 1920.

Spikes - Darland
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Butcher and children drove to Hutchinson last Saturday to attend the wedding on Sunday morning of Mrs. Butcher's sister, Miss Dorothy Darland, and Mr. Aneil Spikes of Hutchinson. Mrs. Spikes is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Darland of Hutchinson, and has visited in Coldwater several times and is known to a number of people here. The wedding took place at the Christian church in Hutchinson at 12:15 o'clock, immediately after the morning church services, the pastor, Rev. Claude Miller, officiating. Mr. Spikes is associated with his father in business in Hutchinson. The couple left on Tuesday for a month's motor trip to California. -- The Western Star, July 21, 1933.

Stanfield - Richards
Albert Joseph Stanfield and Miss Emily Kathlene Richards, both of Protection, came to this city on Wednesday and were united in marriage at the home of Probate Judge M. M. Cosby, the judge officiating. The groom is employed on a dray line in Protection. The couple will make their home in that city. -- The Western Star, January 16, 1920.

Steadman - Case
Levi Steadman, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Steadman, and Mrs. Dora Case, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Metzger, were united in marriage on June 10, 1925, in this city, Probate Judge M. M. Cosby officiating. The couple went to Dodge City on the following day on a visit with relatives. They will make their home in this county, the groom having a crop of wheat on one of the Jacob Reiss farms. The Star wishes Mr. and Mrs. Steadman a long, happy and prosperous married life. -- The Western Star, June 19, 1925. (Dora Case was the mother of Lt. Clifford E. Case, USNR, a WWII F6F Hellcat fighter pilot who won the Air Medal. She was the sister of August A. Metzger.)

Stewart - Baird
J. Scott Stewart, son of Geo. R. Stewart of this county, and Miss Gladys Baird were united in marriage on last Friday, November 20, 1925, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo Baird, in Hays, Kans., Rev. Chapler of the Hays M. E. church officiating. The couple returned to Coldwater on Sunday, and this week began housekeeping at the Stewart farm and ranch 18 miles southeast of this city. The groom is well known in this county and is one of our most progressive young farmers. He is a graduate of C. H. S. and of the Kansas State Agricultural College. For a while after graduation, he was engaged in Farm Bureau work. He was County Agent for Ellis-co. when he met Miss Baird. He is a young man of exemplary habits and is a good citizen. The bride is an estimable and cultured young lady. She has visited in this city a few times and has already won the esteem of our people. The Star joins in extending to Mr. and Mrs. Stewart sincere good wishes. May their married life be one of much happiness and usefulness. -- The Western Star, November 27, 1925.

Swaney - Fry
Date: 7-26-1953: Carol Jean Fry of Wilmore, Kansas, age 22, Nurse, married to Eugene L. Swaney of Clinton, Missouri, age 24, Med. Student. Wedding fee: $15.00. Place of ceremony: Wilmore Christian Church, Wilmore, Kansas. From the "Record of Marriages" page of the Pastoral Record book of Pastor James Allen Nichols.

Swigert - Belt
As the Post goes to press it learns of the approaching marriage the 9th inst. of Miss Alpha Velma Belt to Mr. Homer Emerson Swigert. At home after March 1st at Protection, Kansas. The contracting parties are residents of Paruna, Oklahoma, neighborhood. -- The Protection Post, February 7, 1918.

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Thornhill - ________
Some other well known Comanche county people whose names appear on the old record are: Albert Thornhill and Virginia Thornhill of Protection, married November 16, 1886. -- Interesting Data From Old Marriage Records, (Excerpt) The Western Star, July 15, 1938.

Thornhill - Bishop
On last Sunday afternoon, in Kansas City, Mo., Noel Thornhill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thornhill of Protection, and Miss Catherine Bishop, both of Kansas City, were united in marriage. The groom is well known to many people in and near Protection, having lived there all his life before he went to Kansas City a few years ago. He is in every way a very deserving young man. For some time he has been employed as a printer in a large publishing house in Kansas City. The bride is not known to Comanche county people, but is said to be a very worthy young lady. The couple have the good wishes of many Comanche-co. friends. -- The Western Star, July 21, 1933.

Timmons - Morgan
At the Methodist parsonage in Howard, Kans., the home of the bride, on Wednesday, June 6, 1923, Rev. J. R. Cramer of the M. E. church officiating, occurred the wedding of Leonard Timmons of this county and Miss Mabel Morgan. The couple came at once to this county, arriving here late Thursday evening. They are now making their home on the former Oscar Maris farm, eight miles north of this city. Both bride and groom are well known here. Mr. Timmons came to this county about nine years ago, and with the exception of the time he spent in the service of the government during the World War, he has devoted his time to farming. He has proved himself to be an industrious, honorable and dependable young man and has won many friends here. His record in France as a member of the A. E. F. is one of heroic and patriotic devotion to his county and to the principles for which the Allies contended. His record as a citizen of the community in which he lives is such as anyone should be proud of. The bride spent several years in educational work, having fitted herself for teaching by taking a thorough course in the Emporia State Teachers College. She recently closed a term's work as a teacher in the Eureka, Kansas public schools. Previous to that she taught for three years in the Coldwater public schools, giving special attention to primary work. During her stay in Coldwater she made many friends by her splendid qualities as a teacher and as a leader in social and religious work. The Star joins the many friends of this very worthy couple in extending sincere congratulations and good wishes. -- The Western Star, June 15, 1923.

TRUMMEL - SAILOR
Miss Irene Sailor and Mr. Alva Trummel were united in marriage at the home of Mr. Trummel's aunt, Mrs. Anna Bennett, in Wichita, Monday evening, the Rev. Gillis of the Presbyterian church officiating. Only a few relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony. The bride, who was formerly a Comanche County teacher is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Sailor. The groom is manager of the Hall Trummel ranch where the happy couple will be at home to their friends after the first of the week. -- The Wilmore News, September 14, 1928.

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Updegraff - Riley
Sam E. Updegraff of Fair Valley, Okla., and Miss Gladys Riley of Freedom, Okla., were united in marriage at the Christian parsonage in this city on Wednesday evening of this week, Rev. J. T. Wheeler, officiating. -- The Western Star, February 13, 1920.

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Wall - Baker
Married: Owen J. Wall was married Sunday, August 18. His bride is Miss Nellie Baker, daughter of a prominent stockman of Comanche county. The groom is a nephew of A.D. and G.W. Shaw and a brother to J.W. Wall of this county. He is at present foreman on A.D. Shaw's ranch in Comanche county, a steady worker and an energetic, industrious young man. The Index wishes him and his bride a happy future. -- Barber County Index, July 21, 1901. (Contribued by Ellen Knowles Bisson.)

Ward - Young
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. England in Greensburg, Kans., on Sunday, June 3, 1923, occurred the wedding of Homer Orville Ward and Miss Bessie Mabel Young, both of this county. Rev. Gibble, pastor of the Christian church in Greensburg officiated. The couple will make their home on a farm northwest of this city. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Ward, who are among the substantial citizens northwest of this city. He is known and respected as a young man of good habits and worthy ambitions. The bride is the daughter of Ed Young who lives southwest of this city. She attended the Protection high school last year, and, wherever she is known, she has a host of friends. The Star joins in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Ward the best things in life, for they deserve well. -- The Western Star, June 15, 1923.

Watkins - Ewing
According to reports received in Wilmore, Mrs. Maude Ewing, until recently a resident of Wilmore, and Roy Watkins of Gillette, Wyoming were united in marriage at Gillette on Saturday, July 4. Mrs. Watkins is the daughter of Mrs. L. Ferrin of Wilmore. Mr. Watkins resided in Wilmore for many years, going to Wyoming about three years ago. He is employed on a ranch near Gillette and the couple plan to make their home at that place. -- The Wilmore News, July 17, 1931. (Her maiden name was Maude Mae Ferrin, she was the daughter of Loren & Alcana Wagner Ferrin. See the "Cobb - Ferrin" announcement on this page for Maude's 1st wedding.)

Wenholz - Craig
At 7:30 p.m., on last Friday December 26, 1919, at the Presbyterian manse in this city occurred the marriage of Ray G. Wenholz of Hutchinson and Miss Pearl E. Craig of this city, Rev. A. G. Alexander officiating. The groom is associated with his father as contractors and builders in Hutchinson. He is said to be a very deserving young man. The bride is one of Coldwater's best known young ladies. She is a graduate of the Coldwater high school, Class of 1916. Since then she has taught school in this county, and for the past few months has been teaching near Hardy, Okla. She is a daughter of Mrs. T. W. Osman of this city. The Star joins in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Wenholz all the blessing of a happy married life. -- The Western Star, January 2, 1920.

White - Franz
A wedding of interest to the people of Wilmore and vicinity took place Saturday evening, July 3, at 6:30 o'clock at the home of Rev. Charles Huff, when Miss Lola Franz of Rozel became the bride of John White of Gary. Rev. Huff, a retired Baptist minister, is the same pastor who officiated at the wedding of the bride's parents. The bride is the attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Franz. She is a talented musician, and has a large class of pupils in her home community. The bride is a comparative stranger to Wilmore folks, but those who know her speak very highly of her. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. White, formerly of Wilmore, and virtually grew to manhood here. He graduated with the class of 1932, and since then has been employed most of the time in Burdette. At present he is manager of an elevator at Gray. John is a most deserving young man of exemplary habits. The young couple will make their home in Gray for the present. Their hosts of friends wish for them a very happy wedded life. -- The Wilmore News, July 9, 1937.

Williams - Downen
W. H. Williams and Miss Mary Downen, both of the Lookout neighborhood, were united in marriage in Alva, Okla., on Monday of last week. The groom has been working for several years for E. E. Parker and is a dependable and industrious young man. He returned recently from army service. The bride's home has been near Lookout for some time. She is a worthy young lady and is popular among her friends. May many happy, prosperous days be theirs. -- The Western Star, January 2, 1920.

Williams - Maris At high noon on Wednesday of this week, January 14, 1920, occurred the wedding of Eli C. Williams and Miss Mary Elma Maris, both of the New Home neighborhood, a few miles north of this city. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar M. Maris and was witnessed by about 50 of the relatives and friends. Rev. Eunice Hunt of Alva, Okla., who formerly lived in this county, officiated. It was a beautiful and impressive ceremony. After the bridal couple had received the congratulations of their friends, a bountiful dinner was served. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Williams, who live six miles north of Coldwater. He is an industrious, honorable and trustworthy young man and has the esteem of all who know him. The bride is a young lady of the highest type of womanhood. She is cultured, amiable and true to the highest ideals, and thus she wins friends wherever she is known. As this worthy young couple enter upon married life they have the sincere good wishes of a host of friends. The Star joins in extending congratulations and in wishing them the very best in life. -- The Western Star January 16, 1920.

Wilmsen - Gossett
Miss Murl Gossett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Gossett, formerly of this city, but now of Anaheim, Calf., was married on September 2 in Pasadena to A. H. Wilmsen. The couple will make their home on the groom's orange ranch near Anaheim. Coldwater friends of the bride join in extending sincere congratulations and good wishes. She is a sister of Mr. Paul Gossett of this city. -- The Western Star, October 2, 1925.

Withrow - Sumner
MARRIED BY JUDGE COSBY -- During the last week Judge M. M. Cosby, Probate Judge, performed three wedding ceremonies as follows: On Wednesday, June 15, he united in marriage A. L. Withrow of Protection and Minnie Leone Sumner of Denver, Colo. On Thursday, June 16, he joined in marriage H. R. Hashard of Russell, Kans., and Miss Flora Ohlson of Hardtner. On Sunday, June 19, he married Alfred C. Park and Miss Velma St. McPhall, both of Protection. -- The Western Star, June 24, 1938.

Wood - Rose
A Marriage license was issued on last Saturday by Probate Judge M. M. Cosby to Basil Wood of Wilmore and Miss Gladys Rose of Hardtner. We understand that the wedding took place in Wilmore Saturday evening. Rev. Large of the Christian church officiating. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Wood, who are early day settlers near Wilmore. He is a brother of Ernest Wood of this city, and is held in high esteem by all who know him, being regarded by all as a very worthy young man. The bride is said to be a young lady of real worth and of genuine culture. The Star joins in extending sincere good wishes. -- The Western Star, April 30, 1926>

Woodard-Roberecht
Ernest Norton Woodard of Enid, Okla., and Miss Beulah Oleta Hoberecht of this city were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. on last Sunday, September 14, 1919. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hoberecht, and was witnessed by only a few of the relatives and friends. Rev. J. T. Wheeler, pastor of the Christian church of this city, was the officiating minister. The beautiful ring ceremony was used. The groom is one of the fine young men of Enid, that city having been his home for a number of years. He is a comparative stranger here, but appears to have the faculty to making friends wherever he goes. The bride has lived in our city but a short time, but she has already won her way into the esteem of many of our people. Mr. and Mrs. Woodard will make their home in this city, for the present, at least. The Star joins in extending to them sincere good wishes for a very happy married life. -- The Western Star, September 19, 1919.

Woodward - Stewart
At 8 o'clock p.m. on last Friday, August 31, 1923, at the home of the bride's mother. n this city occurred the wedding of Rodney M. Woodward and Miss Olive L. Stewart. The officiating clergyman was Rev. W. M. Austin, pastor of the M. E. church in Anthony, Kans., and formerly pastor here. The ceremony was witnessed by only a few of the near relatives and friends. The ring ceremony was used. Mrs. Martin Zerby sang very beautifully, "I Love You Truly." The service was a very impressive one. After the ceremony, and when congratulations and good wishes had been extended, refreshments of ice cream and cake were served. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Josephine H. Stewart and niece of Mrs. H. V. Butcher. She made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Butcher for over two years several years ago and attended school here. During the past few years she attended Northland College, Ashland, Wis., for one year and then spent a year or more at Waikesha, Wis., doing duty as a nurse. During the past year she was a member of a class of young ladies in Wesley Hospital, Wichita, who were taking the nurses' training course. She is an estimable young lady and has won many friends here and elsewhere. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Woodward of Garden City, Kans. A few years ago he began work in a printing office, and has since given his attention to the work of a printer, specializing on the linotype. He has shown himself to be industrious and trustworthy and has made rapid progress in his chosen profession. For some time he has been employed in the comparing room of the Wichita Daily Beacon. Mr. and Mrs. Woodward went to Wichita on Saturday. They expect to make their home in that city for the present. The Star joins their friends in extending congratulations, and the wish that married life for them may bring many years of happiness and of well deserved success. -- The Western Star, September 7, 1932.

Woods - Wright
The wedding of Miss Leone Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wright of Crescent, Oregon, to Dwight Woods, son of Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Woods of Sun City, took place Sunday ( July 4) afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Baptist parsonage in Sun City. Rev. Woods, the father of the groom officiated at the single ring ceremony. The bride is a graduate of Wilmore High School in the class of 1932. She then entered nurses training in Wesley Hospital in Wichita, graduating in the spring class of 1937. The groom is also a graduate of the Wilmore High School class of 1932. On completing his high school courses he took up the barber trade in Wilmore. The young couple will make their home at Sawyer, where Mr. Woods has operated a barber shop for the past few months. Wilmore and vicinity extend their best wishes to the young couple throughout their married life. -- The Wilmore News, July 9, 1937.

Wuchter - Judson
Jacob A. Wuchter and Addie May Judson of Protection, married December 29, 1885. -- Interesting Data From Old Marriage Records, (Excerpt) The Western Star, July 15, 1938.

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Yokum - Betts
Married at Coldwater, Aug. 6th, by Judge Widaman, John L. Yokum and Miss Lillie M. Betts. -- The Western Star, August 13, 1887.

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