Scrapbook of Frances Kathleen Scobee Henderson


Monroe County People


Marriages and Anniversaries

The following marriage and anniversary articles were found in the scrapbook of Frances Kathleen Scobee Henderson (24 May 1903 – 20 July 1998) and submitted by Darla Henderson.


STEWART, Mary - SCOBEE, Russell (Thomas)

Miss Mary Stewart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T E Stewart of Columbia and Mr. Russell Scobee of Paris, Mo., were married today at the home of the Rev. J. D. Randolph, 404 Matthews Street.  Mrs. J. E. Hathman of Columbia accompanied the couple to the home of the Rev. Randolph.  The bride was married in a traveling suit.  She wore a corsage of Ophelia roses.  They left immediately after the ceremony for Paris, Mo., where a reception will be given for them tomorrow.  The bride has always lived in Columbia and is the granddaughter of George Ashlock, and great granddaughter of Samuel Ashlock, one of Columbia’s pioneer citizens.  She was graduated from Columbia high school this spring.  The bridegroom is a senior in the University here.  He will be the principal of the ward schools at Chillicothe this year.  The couple will be at home in Chillicothe after September 1.



DOUGLAS, Corine - RICE, Charley

County Assessor Charley Rice and Miss Corine Douglas were married at Hannibal, December 28, 1921.  They succeeded in keeping the matter from their friends until Monday.  Both live at Stoutsville.  The bride is a daughter of Ed Douglas.  She teaches in the Bryan district, just west of Paris, and is one of the best and most popular young women in the county.  The groom was the first man drawn in Monroe county for army service during the world war.  He is making a great record as county assessor and is held in high esteem by everybody.  Mrs. Rice will continue with the Bryan school until the term ends.  The Appeal joins with their many friends in congratulations.



JOHNSON, Blanche - MURPHY, Joe

Miss Blanche Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Johnson, east of Paris, and Joe Murphy, son of John Murphy, also of the Paris vicinity, were married at Shelbina last Sunday evening by Rev. Lanius.  Attendants at the ceremony were Miss Lucile Murphy, Arch Ball and Reuben Johnson.  The young couple will make their home on a farm east of Paris.  Miss Johnson was a student in the Paris High School at the time of her marriage.  The bride is 17 years old, the groom not quite 21.



HESS, Dorothy - SCOBEE, Adolphus

Adolphus Scobee and Miss Dorothy Hess were married by Rev. Lamb, pastor of the Baptist Church, at Moberly, Mary 20.  The groom is a prominent young farmer of the Victor vicinity, the son of J. T. Scobee.  The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Hess and is one of the choicest young women in Monroe county.  They are now at home in the new house Mr. Scobee built on the west side of his father’s farm.




Miss Iva Utterback, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Utterback of south of town, and Eugene Guthrie, of near Paris, were married Saturday morning in Monroe City by Rev. Rigg.  Miss Anna Mae Clapper of Stoutsville and Dwight Guthrie of Paris were the attendants.  The bride is one of the county’s best rural school teachers.  The groom is farming near Paris with his brother.  The young people are making their home on the Guthrie Brothers farm




Miss Edith Huneryager, sister of Dr. I. C. Huneryager, and Glen Stalcup were married in Fayette, New Years Day.  The wedding, which had been intended to be kept secret, leaped out Wednesday and all their friends were greatly surprised as few had any idea that they were more than good friends.  Miss Huneryager has been a student at Cottey College in Nevada last year and this.  It seems that the young people had planned for Mrs. Stalcup to finisher her cou__ at college but evidently there is little romance in being a bride a__ keeping on at college for Mr. Stalcup went to Nevada Tuesday to bring home his bride.

(NOTE:  right edge of article is missing.  I’m guessing what some of the words are.)



FIELDS, (Virginia) - SCOBEE, Robert A

Robert A. Scobee and Miss _____ Fields were married in Monroe _____ last Thursday afternoon at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. _____ Fields.  Scobee is a son of _____ Scobee of east of Paris, is an _____ vice man and is now auditor _____ American Scrubbing Equipment of Hannibal.  During the war he served overseas as an enlisted _____ in the aviation division.  Miss _____ was a teacher in the Eugene _____ school in Hannibal.  She is a graduate of the Monroe City High School and has attended Kirksville _____.  The couple left immediately after the ceremony for a short honeymoon trip and are now at _____ Hannibal, where Mrs. Scobee _____ finish her school term.

NOTE:  part of the right side of the article is missing.  Blanks are words that I could not read.





CRIGLER, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert – 60th Anniversary

The sixtieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Crigler of Florida was observed Sunday at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Orphy Yager, southwest of Monroe City, with a turkey dinner.

They were married on January 15, 1901.  Before her marriage Mrs. Crigler was Miss Ora Lee Donaldson, daughter of the late Thomas and Armonia Donaldson.  The marriage took place in their home and was read by Rev. J. E. Travis, Presbyterian minister of Monroe City.

For many years Mr. and Mrs. Crigler were prominent farmers in the community northwest of Florida.  They retired and moved to the former McCreery home in Florida, which they had bought in 1948.  Since early life they have been members of the Florida Presbyterian Church and active in church and community activities.

In addition to their daughter Mr. Yager, they have a son, Wilson Crigler of near Paris, and four grandchildren, Jerry, Judy and Joyce Crigler, and Brenda Yager.



HAMILTON, Mr. and Mrs. Charles – 25th Anniversary

     The twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hamilton of Holliday was observed Sunday afternoon with open house at the Mark Twain Café west of Paris, with their daughters, Misses Karen Sue and Mary Jane Hamilton in charge of the occasion.  Approximately 120 persons attended . . .

     The punch was poured by Mrs. Paul Goettel, Independence, sister of Mrs. Hamilton.  The coffee was poured by Mrs. Clarence Baker, Paris, sister-in-law of the Hamilton’s.  The cake was served by Dulcie Hickman of Hannibal, sister of Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Forrest Deierling of Holliday, was in charge of the gift table.  Mrs. Eldore Nobis of Holliday, was in charge of the guest book.

     Charles Hamilton is the son of Mrs. C. E. Hamilton of Paris, and Mrs. Hamilton is the former Murline Baker, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Baker of Florida.

     The Hamilton’s were married November 30th, 1935 at Hannibal.  They started house keeping at Florida, in what is know as the Lizzie Young property, now being restored by Mr. and Mrs. Larnie Janes.



JANES, Mr. and Mrs. Lornie Richard Janes – 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Lornie Richard Janes of Florida, together with over 150 of their friends and relatives, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at four o’clock in the afternoon, August 11.  A ceremony, at th which they renewed their marriage vows, was held at the Presbyterian Church in Florida with Rev. Meeks of Perry officiating.  Mrs. Janes, escorted by her son, Corder of Moline, Illinois . . . Bob Janes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Corder Janes . . .



MIDDLETON, Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Middleton – 63rd Aniversary

The Rev. and Mrs. T. P. Middleton are observing their 63rd wedding anniversary today, November 3, Mrs. Middleton, the former Lula May Rouse, observed her 86th birthday October 24.  She was born in Ralls county near DeMoss Chapel.  The Rev. Middleton was 89 last June.

They were married after prayer meeting on Wednesday night, November 3, 1897 at the Methodist church in Monroe City.  The Rev. O. B. Holliday officiated and the late Dr. W. T. Rutledge and Will Medcalf were their attendants and served as ushers.

At the time of their marriage, the Rev. Middleton was pastor of the Methodist Church at Laddonia.  He retired in 1942 and established their home in Monroe City after serving Missouri Methodist churches 48 years.  After his retirement he served seven years as supply pastor for the Monroe City, Hunnewell and Florida Methodist churches, giving up this work 11 years ago.

Their son, Dr. W. C. Middleton of Silver Spring, Md., has been visiting his parents. . .  His twin brother, Warden R. Middleton of Eldon, Mo. . .



NELSON, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson – 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Turner celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary, Sunday, Feb. 9, at the First Christian Church in Holden.  They were married Feb. 8, 1919, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr.l and Mrs. Austin Skeen in Paris, Mo.  They are parents of twin daughters, Mrs. Millard (Burndine) Tuley of St. Paul, Minn., and Mrs. Everett (Burldine) Pinson, Holden . . . Serving at the table were granddaughters of Mr. and Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Robert Powell, Kansas City, and Mrs. John VanMeter, Kingsville . . . Among the many guests were Miss Annie Smithey, Mrs. Anna Lee Horton and Mrs. Russell Wood of Paris.  Miss Smithey and Mrs. Horton were present at the wedding in 1919.



REAVIS, Rev. and Mrs. W. E – 50th Anniversary

Fiftieth Anniversary – The fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Reavis of Paris, and the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a minister were observed Sunday in the basement of the Paris Christian Church . . . South Side Christian Church at Hannibal, where he was pastor several years . . . Willard Reavis, only child of the couple.



SIMON, Mr. and Mrs. Charles – 50th Anniversary

. . . Jimmy Nevins, only grandson of the Simons . . . Mrs. Simon’s mother, Mrs. Gam Scobee, who is 87 years old, and resides at the Monroe City Nursing Home, was able to attend for a while Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Simon were married on Christmas eve at 8:00 in the evening.  Rev. Frank W. Allen, a Paris minister, officiated at the ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gam Scobee, east of Paris.  They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Dooley.  After the wedding a turkey dinner was served to the Scobee and Harris families at the bride’s home.  The next day another turkey dinner was served at the home of Mr. Simon’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Scobee, for the Scobee and Livesay families.  Nell Roney of Kentucky, formerly of Moberly, decorated the Scobee home for the wedding and played the wedding march.  Mrs. Simon related that the weathers was cold with lots of snow similar to the weather Sunday.

The Simons lived with his parents about a year, then bought a farm adjoining the Scobee home place and later bought the home place and lived there until moving to Paris about 12 years ago.  Mrs. Simon lived on the home place a total of 52 years.

Seven persons attended the wedding and the open house Sunday.  They were Ruby Scobee, Frances Henderson, Lena Scobee, Mrs. Jim Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Dooley and Mrs. Irma Harris . . .