Kansas History and Heritage Project--Geary County Marriages

Geary County Marriages

The articles found below are from various county newspapers


Mr. Edgar [Edmund] Beavers and Miss Hattie Arkell were married at the church of St. Francis Xavier Wednesday morning. This young couple are popular and well acquainted in the county. The Sentinel wishes them smooth sailing through life.
[note: married Nov. 27, 1912)



On Wednesday morning, July 20th, at the Catholic church on McDowell creek, Miss Anna M. Beavers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Beavers of Humboldt creek, and Mr. Thomas Burns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Burns of McDowell creek, were married by Rev. Father Shields of Manhattan. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Beavers for the bride and groom, and there were nearly a hundred invited guests present. It was a very pleasant affair and the bride and groom were sincerely and heartily congratulated by all.

Mrs. Burns has been on of Geary county's most successful teachers. She is one of the county's most popular young women and she has a wide circle of friends in all parts of the county who extend best wishes. The groom is a well known young farmer. He is industrious and prosperous, and a very worthy young man. (JC Weekly Union, July 29, 1904)



The McDowell creek Catholic church was the scene of a pretty wedding Wednesday morning when Miss Cecelia Beavers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Beavers, was united in marriage to Mr. George Fitzgibbons by Rev. Father Reade of Manhattan. During the nuptial mass the sisters of the Sacred Heart convent at Manhattan and Miss Cora Still sang several beautiful selections.

The bride was beautiful in a white silk marquisette over messaline, trimmed in seed pearls and real lace. Her veil of tulle was caught with lilies of the valley. She carried an arm bouquet of bride's roses.

Miss Maude Beavers, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid. Her gown was of white French embroidered marquisette. She wore a becoming white picture hat and carried pink carnations.

Mr. John Eulert of Wamego acted as best man for Mr. Fitzgibbons. A four-course breakfast was served at the Beavers home following the ceremony. A profusion of pink roses and ferns were used in table and house decorations.

Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgibbons left last night for Denver and Colorado Springs, where they will spend several weeks before returning to their beautiful new home on East Twelfth street, which has recently been completed.

Miss Fitzgibbons is an accomplished young lady. She attended the Catholic school here and later graduated from the Sacred Heart academy at Manhattan.

Mr. Fitzgibbons is a member of the firm of Fitzgibbons & Stokes, and has a large circle of friends. He is one of the good young business men of the city. He is a graduate of St. Mary's college at St. Mary's, Kansas.
(JC Daily Union, June 20, 1912)



Tuesday morning at St. Joseph's Catholic church on McDowell creek, Anna Beavers Burns, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Beavers and Mr. Lawrence H. Langvardt were united in marriage by Rev. Father Reade of Manhattan.

The church was effectively decorated in palms and ferns and white carnations. Promptly at 9:30 the wedding party entered the church to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, played by Miss Cora Still. Just as the ceremony commence Miss Cecilia Beavers sang very sweetly, "All for Thee."

The bride wore a handsome gown of white marquisette over soft silk, trimmed in seed pearls, and a white picture hat. She carried bride's roses. Miss Margaret Beavers, sister of the bride, acted as maid of honor. Her hat was white, trimmed in plumes and blue flowers. She carried pink carnations. Mr. Edmund Beavers acted as best man.

Following the ceremony Father Reade gave an interesting talk which was much appreciated by all. Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the Beavers home to the immediate family.
(JC Weekly Union, Dec. 7, 1911)



Wednesday morning at St. Francis Xavier's church occurred the wedding of Miss Margaret Beavers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Beavers, and Mr. Elisha Tully, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Tully. Rev. John O'Brien performed the ceremony and nuptial high mass was celebrated with several beautiful solos. Mrs. John P. Clarke played Mendelsohn's wedding march as the bridal party entered the church. Miss Cecilia Beavers, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid. She wore a green silk dress trimmed in black bands, and a large black picture hat, and carried pink carnations. Edmund Beavers acted as best man. The bride wore a blue traveling suit, a white beaver hat with a willow plume and white gloves. She carried bride's roses.

Following the ceremony a breakfast was served at the home of the bride on Humboldt creek, only the immediate families being present. Mr. and Mrs. Tully are prominent young people of this county. They will be at home after Jan. 1 on McDowell creek. (JC Weekly Union, Dec. 7, 1911)


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