NW Oklahoma Marriages (1930's1939)
Most of the marriage write-ups only had the year penciled above each of them. Some had no date. I am assuming that most of them were taken from the local Alva papers, but there are some from Wichita papers and Springfield, Colorado.
Shafer-Smith Wedding... Miss Shafer Becomes Bride of J. B. Smith - Lillian Shafer, Alva, becomes bride of J. B. Smith, Alva.
Wookey-Humphrey - ca. 1932... Marriage Sunday - Miss Mildred Wookey daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wookey, of Alva and Charles Franklin Humphrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Humphrey of Kiowa, Kansas, was solemnized at twelve o'clock noon on Sunday at the home of Rev. Charles Murray, 908 Second Street.
Rolfe-Burns - December 27, 1932... An affair of social interest to the younger set was given Saturday night at the home of Mrs. Art Rolfe, northeast of the city, announcing the marriage of her daughter, Melba, to Mr. Homer L. Burns, of Enid. The marriage took place at Newton, Kansas, on December 27, 1932.
Wheelock-Brand - ca. 1932... Miss Ruth Wheelock and Max Brand marriage solemnized Thursday evening at Roswell, New Mexico, with Rev. LeRoy Thompson, former pastor of the First Presbyterian church of this city, reading the marriage vows. They will be attended by Mr. and Mrs. Rolf McPherson of Los Angeles, Calif. They expect to return to Alva Sunday, and will make their home at 810 Church street. Miss Wheelock is the daughter of Mrs. Carrie Wheelock of this city. Mr. Brands is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Brand, 623 Church street.
Rolfe-Burns - 1932... Mr. Homer L. Burns, of Enid married Melba Rolfe Saturday, 27 December 1932 at the home of Mrs. Art Rolfe, northeast of the city. The marriage took place at Newton, Kans., on December 27, 1932. Melba is the daughter of Mrs. Art Rolfe.
Shafer-Haney Wedding - ca. 1933... Miss Shafer Weds Byron Haney - Ferguson, Missouri marked the marriage of Joyce Shafer of Ferguson, Mo., daughter of Mrs. Anton Shafer of Alva, to Byron E. Haney, also of Ferguson, Missouri, at 3:00P.M., May 31.
Wesner-Wiegand - February 25, 1933... Approaching Marriage Is Announced - Miss Helen Wesner marriage to Carl Wiegand will be an event of February 25, 1933.
Taylor-Haines - ca. 1933... Miss Claudine Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Taylor of Sharon, Okla., was united in marriage to Ward Hankins Haines of Alva, Okla., son of Mr. and Mrs. Birch O. Haines, 1014 Choctaw Street, Monday evening at 8:30 o'clock with Rev. J. L. Burket officiating.
Tanner-Manning - ca. 1933... Announcement Made of Marriage - Couple Married Here Late Wednesday - Miss Georgia Tanner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Tanner, became the bride of James Manning, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Manning of near Avard.
- Nov. 24, ca. 1933... Frieda Shirley Becomes Bride of Charles Baker
- Shirley-Baker - Nov. 24, ca. 1933 - Mr. and Mrs. Orville Shirley, west
of the city, announce the marriage of their daughter, Frieda, to Mr. Charles
Marriage - ca. 1933... Miss Mildred Schaefer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Schaefer, southeast of the city, marries Mr. George Ewbank, son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. M. Ewbank, northwest of the city, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock in the Lutheran manse, in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. William Wagner.
Rev. Otto Hoyer read the marriage vows.
- July 18, 1933... Announcement Made of Marriage - Miss Ann Ross,daughter
of Mrs. Lizzie Ross, to Cleat Highfill, Cherokee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Highfill of Jet. The vows were exchanged Wednesday, July 18, at the home
of bride's mother with Rev. Childers of Capron, officiating.
Read-Collins - ca. 1933... Nuptials Solemnized - A very beautiful wedding took place at the Friends church Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, when Miss Bertha Read, Alva, and Thomas L. Collins, Gray, Oklahoma, were united in marriage.
- ca. 1933... Couple Married Sunday at Bride's Home - Miss
Edna Rauh and Walter Schuessler were united in marriage Sunday afternoon
at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Rauh, southeast of
- ca. 1933... Miss Myrtle Rackley, daughter of Mrs. Daisy Rackley, 720
Fifth Street, Weds Clifford E. Stewart, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Saturday
morning at the Methodist Episcopal church.
- ca. 1933... Grace Rackley Becomes Bride of Marlow Paul Rackley-Paul
- Miss Grace Rackley to Mr. Marlow Paul, son of Mrs. John Paul of this city,
was solemnized Thursday night at 7 o'clock in the manse of the Presbyterian
church, by Rev. M. S. Epperson.
McCormick-Wieskotten - July 14, 1933... Vows Are Read - Miss Katherine Wieskotten and Roy S. McCormick, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. McCormick of Alva, Okla., Rev. Francis Eric Bloy officiated at St. James by the Sea, San Diego, Calif.
- ca. 1933... Informal Bridge To Honor Bride-Elect - Miss Virginia Lancaster
of Cherokee, whose marriage to Mr. Vennie Blue of Kansas City, formerly
of the city, will be an event of the near future.
- May 1, 1933... Nuptials May 1- (printed May 3, 1933, local newspaper)
- A beautiful and impressive wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Carey M. Howard of 331 N. E. 38 Street, Oklahoma City on May 1 when their
daughter, Montana Crystal was united in marriage to J. W. Rudy also of Oklahoma
City, son of Mr. Phillip Rudy of Alva.. The Rev. DeSelms of Oklahoma City
read the double ring ceremony.
- July 21, 1933... Vows Read - Miss Marie Gallon and Wesley Dennis,
marriage was solemnized at 7 o'clock, Thursday evening at the St. Stevens
church. The Rev. R. M. Casady read the services. Mrs. Dennis is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Gallon, 930 Maple Street. Mr. Dennis is the son of
MR. And Mrs. George Dennis of Purcell.
Fowitz-Elliot - ca. 1933... Dinner Is Given For Couple - Miss Dorothy Fowitz and Roscoe Elliot, whose wedding was solemnized Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ryerson gave a formal dinner Monday evening at their home, 926 Locust street. Miss Dorothy Kathryn Fowitz to Roscoe Elliot took place at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church.
Collins-Dennis - July 18, 1933... Miss Velma Collins and Mr. Denny Dennis on July 18 at Wichita, Kans. The marriage service was read in the study of Dr. Dawes, pastor of the Methodist church there. The bride is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. W. S. Collins, 929 College Avenue. Mr. Dennis is the son of Mr. And Mrs. T. L. Dennis of Waynoka.
Rauh-Schuhmacher - April 1, 1934... Marriage Vows Read for Prominent Alva Couple - Miss Zipporah Rauh, daughter of Mr. Alvin Rauh, southeast of Alva, and Mr. Franklin Schuhmacher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schuhmacher, of this city. The marriage was solemnized at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, April 1, in the home of the bride, before a large group of relatives and friends of the two families. The Reverend Otto Hoyer, pastor of the Lutheran church, read the impressive ring ceremony.
Geeslin-Hesser -- May 24, ca. 1935-36 - Northwestern Graduate Is May Bride - In the presence of thirty friends and relatives Miss La Verne Geeslin became the bride of Mr. Peter Hesser at 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Geeslin, of Stillwater, who celebrated their silver wedding anniversary that day. The vows were read by the Rev. Isaac Hesser of the Christian church in Hydro (Oklahoma). Rev. Hesser is the father of the groom.
George-Certain - March 3, 1935 -- George-Certain Wedding Announced - A marriage of interest to their friends is that of Miss Pauline George of Jet, Oklahoma, to Lynn Certain, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Certain of Alva. The wedding was solemnized at Buffalo, Oklahoma on March 3, 1935, with the Reverend Boyles officiating. Attending the couple were Miss Marguerite Swingle of Cherokee and Mr. Glen Marcum of Alva.
Knight-Long - December 23, 1935... December Marriage Announced Recently - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Lucille Knight, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Knight, Waynoka, and Mr. Eldon Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Long, Alva. The wedding was solemnized on Monday, December 23, 1935, at 5:30 p.m. in Medicine Lodge, Kansas.
Simon-Huff - August 11, 1934... Vows Are Read -- A picturesque and an appropriate setting was the lovely garden of Dr. and Mrs. J. V. L. Morris for the wedding Saturday evening of Miss Jennie Simon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Simon, 1013 Center Street, and Mr. Lewis M. Huff, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Huff of Capron.
Wesley-Clark - ca. 1935...
Mrs. George Clark Honored at Garden Party - A lovely garden bridal shower,
for Mrs. George Clark, nee Miss Minnie Wesley, was held at the home of Mrs.
Charles Woods Thursday evening.
Stople-Lockhart - ca. 1935... Anna Stople - Roland Lockhart Wed. Orange, Calif., Aug 6 - Choosing the lovely gardens surrounding the home of her uncle, J. D. Zinke, in Glendale as the setting, Miss Anna Stople, 405 South Main street, daughter of Mrs. E. Stople, of Glendale, was married to Roland Lockhart, of Santa Ana, Friday evening at 8 o'clock in the presence of a group of close friends and relatives.
- June 7, ca. 1935... Carlson-Morrison Wedding Announced - A recent
wedding of interest was that of Mr. Edward Carlson, of northwest of Alva
and Miss Lola Morrison, Seiling, Oklahoma, which took place in Taloga, Oklahoma,
Sunday, June 7th.
Hyde-Dunn - June 29,
Miss Alice Hyde Married Today - Oklahoma City, June 29 - Miss Alice Hyde, formerly employed by the state election board, was to be married today to Ralph Dunn of Rochester, N.Y., at Buffalo, N.Y.
Staake-McColley - ca. 1935... Staake-McColley Vows Exchanged - Miss Pauline Staake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Staake, 926 Locust, became the bride of Howard McColley, Alva, formerly of Rosston, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Christian church parsonage.
- ca. 1935... Pre-Nuptial Shower Honors Miss Schwennesen
- As a pre-nuptial courtesy to her sister, Miss Beulah Schwennesen, whose
marriage to Lloyd Hardin, Enid, will take place next week, Mrs. Howard Shafer,
918 Seventh street, entertained at a linen shower Saturday evening.
- June 3 ca. 1935... Former Alva Girl Is June Bride - Very
impressive and simple was the informal wedding of Miss Miriam Lee Thompson,
only child of Rev. and Mrs. LeRoy Thompson of Roswell, New Mexico, to Mr.
Joseph Franklin Robertson, also of Roswell, which took place at four o'clock
Wednesday afternoon, June 3, at the First Presbyterian church in Columbia,
Missouri, before an assemblage of fifty guests.
Burket-Schnoebelen - ca. 1935... Former Alva Girl Weds Mooreland Man - Miss Ailene Burket, daughter of Mr. J. M. Burket, Alva, became the bride of Mr. Hugh Schnoebelen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Omer Schnoebelen, Mooreland, at a pretty church ceremony Saturday morning, June 27, at 9 o'clock.
Norton-Shoemaker - ca. 1935... Recent Bride - From Wichita Beacon - Mrs. Everett W. Shoemaker was Miss Helen Norton prior to her marriage Saturday, June 15, evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bell, as is announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Norton. Mr. Shoemaker is employed by the Mell-O-Maid Dairy Company. The couple willreside at 117 South Kansas.
Hollis-Smith Showers... Miss Ealon Hollis, Sunday became the bride of John Smith. Mrs. W. E. Steadman, Mrs. J. L. Burchett and Mrs. C. C. Stewart entertained Tuesday evening in the home of Mrs. Steadman, 819 5th St.
- Feb. 9, 1935... Marriage Is Announced - Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Payne announced
today the marriage of their daughter, Wanda to Mr. Harden Ray. The wedding
took place at the First Baptist church in Enid, February 9, with Rev. Haskins,
- March 24, 1935... Woods County Couple Married
Saturday - Miss Irene Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Anderson
of Alva, marries Calvin Faulkner, son of Mrs. Mattie Faulkner of Alva, Saturday
evening, March 24, at 1024 Normal Street, with Rev. Maggie Hull officiating.
1935... Louis O. Southern and Miss Parker Marry - Miss Elizabeth S.
Parker became the bride of Louis O. Southern, a pharmacist and is employed
in the Monfort Drug store. The vows were exchanged at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Parker, 1204 Fourth Street, Friday evening.
Rev. M. S. Epperson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church officiated.
Humphrey-Smith - June 9, 1935... Northwestern Graduate is Wed in Church Ceremony - Miss Irene Humphrey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Humphrey of Arnold, Kansas, became the bride of Ray Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Smith of Arnold, Sunday, June 9, in an impressive ceremony at the First Methodist Church of Arnold.
Norton-Shoemaker - ca. 1935... Recent Bride - From Wichita Beacon - Mrs. Everett W. Shoemaker was Miss Helen Norton prior to her marriage Saturday, June 15, evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bell, as is announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Norton. Mr. Shoemaker is employed by the Mell-O-Maid Dairy Company. The couple willreside at 117 South Kansas.
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McClain-Lee - August 14, 1936 -- McClain-Lee Nuptials Performed in Enid - Mr. and Mrs. Fennis Lee, Kingfisher, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Bernice Lee, to Chester E. McClain, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McClain, 818 Choctaw, of this city. The wedding was quietly solemnized on August 14 in the study of the Rev. Oscar Evanson, pastor of the First Methodist church at Enid with Mr. Evanson officiating.
Fisher-Bartz - 1936 -- Miss Fisher Becomes Bride of Mr. Bartz In Quiet Nuptials Sunday - In a quiet nuptial service at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Miss Pauline Fisher, daughter of Mrs. Jessie Fisher, 818 Maple Street, became the bride of C. DeWitt Bartz of Hardtner, Kansas. The ceremony took place in the Evangelical church at Hardtner with the Rev. Werner, pastor, officiating. The bride's mother, Mrs. Fisher, and the bridegroom's father, Frank Bartz, were the couple's only attendants.
Frye-Schuhmacher - October 24, 1936... Parties Accompany Wedding Announcement -- Of major prominence in society circles here and at Enid is the announcement by Mrs. E. McCray Frye, Enid, of the marriage of her daughter, Miss Gwendolyn Frye, to Howard Schuhmacher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schuhmacher of this city. The wedding was an event of October 24, 1936. It occurred at Medicine Lodge, Kans., with the Rev. F. H. Hayward, Presbyterian minister, reading the nuptial service.
Haworth-Huneke - ca. 1936 -- To Wed - Miss Pauline Haworth, will exchange vows with Harold Huneke this Friday in the Friends Church here. Miss Haworth is the daughter fo Mr. and Mrs. E. I. Haworth, and Mr. Huneke's parents are Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Huneke, all of Alva. Mr. Huneke is chairman of the mathematics department at Northwestern State college.
Nevitt-Day - October 24, ca. 1936 - Nuptials Announced -- Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Nevitt of Oxford, Kansas, announce the marriage of their daughter, Helen Dale, to Joe R. Day, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Day of Alva, Oklahoma, Saturday evening, October 24, at Medicine Lodge, Kansas.
Etherton-Hughes July 12, 1936... Vows Exchanged -- Wedding vows were read for Miss Ara Etherton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Etherton of Buffalo, and C. Paul Hughes of Freedom Sunday afternoon at four o'clock in the home of the bride's parents.
Bengtson-Yates - December 25, 1936... Former Northwestern Student Weds At Yuletide Ceremony -- Of interest to friends here particularly in college circles, is announcement of the marriage on Christmas day of Miss Mary Bengtson, fdaughter of MR. and Mrs. O. B. Bengston of Hillsdale, to Mr. Clark Yates of Vinita, Oklahoma.
Omey-Moore - August 11, 1936... Miss Marguerite Omey Weds Hugo Man -- A wedding of more than usual interest was that of Miss Marguerite G. Omey, Freedom, to Mr. Earle K. Moore, of Hugo, which was solemnized in Hugo Sunday morning at six o'clock at Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church with Rev. Quintin Ferguson officiating.
Provost-Brining - ca. 1936... Several Alvans Participate In Norman Wedding -- Mrs. O. G. Hampton, Miss Zelma Fisher and Mrs. C. C. Provost participated in a wedding of state interest last Sunday at Norman when Miss Nina Provost, sister of Miss Dora Provost and Mrs. C. C. Provost, both of Alva, became the bride of Raymond Brining, Cherokee.
Nelson-Bennett - 1936... Gladys Nelson Becomes Bride of Floyd Bennett -- Nuptial vows were read for Miss Gladys Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson, and Mr. Floyd Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Bennett, Lamont, at a pretty home wedding Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The wedding was solemnized at the Nelson home, 904 Church Street.
Randall-Smith - ca. 1936... Miss Randall Becomes Bride of James L. Smith -- At a simple, but impressive, ceremony, Miss Mary Randall, daughter of Mrs. Jennie Randall, 227 East Flynn, became the bride of James L. Smith, Canton, at 11 o'clock this morning at the Christian parsonage.
Murray-Farrar - 1936... Nuptials Read -- A quiet and pretty wedding was solemnized at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of Mrs. Lily M. Murray, near Richmond, when her younger daughter, Miss Mary Christas, become the bride of Mr. Ray Farrar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Farrar of Alva,. in the presence of their immediate families. Rev. Charles Davis of the Church of Christ of Richmond officiated, using the ring ceremony.
Yohn-Cameron - Monday,
Sept. 28, 1936... Vows Are Read For Popular Young Couple - The marriage
of Miss Louise Yohn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Yohn, northwest of
the city, and Robert Cameron, only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Welch Cameron,
west of Alva, was solemnized Monday, September 28, at the home of the Rev.
R. G. Vaughan, pastor of the Christian Church.
Sears-Conway (Conaway) - August, 1936... Miss Vivian Sears Weds Carson Conaway At Pretty Home Ceremony - An impressive event of Sunday evening at 6 o'clock was the marriage of Miss Vivian Sears to Mr. Carson Conaway of Deer Creek, at the home of the bride's parents. Miss Sears is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Sears of 709 Noble Street, and Mr. Conaway is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conaway of Deer Creek.Beegle-Rice - June 21, 1936... Miss Allene Beale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Beegle, 725 Locust Street, and Milford Rice, son of Mrs. Naomie Rice, 617 Center Street, were married on Thursday, June 21, at four o'clock, in the home of the Bride's parents.
- July 5, 1936... Marriage Announced - Miss Phyllis Chase of this city
and Mr. Russell Thompson of Canton, Okla., which took place July 5 at Okmulgee.
The bride is the daughter of Judge R. M. Chase. Mr. Thompson is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Thompson of Canton and is associated with the Woolworth
stores in Tulsa.
Bergen-Schultz - ca. 1936... Miss Anna Bergen, daughter of Mrs. Bernice Bergen, marriage to Mr. Eddie Schultz will be an event of the near future. Mrs. Bernice Bergen entertained a group of friends at her home, 104 Barnes Avenue, Tuesday evening at a pre-nuptial shower.
Manuel-Larason - ca. 1936 -- Mr. & Mrs. Van Manuel, Shattuck, announce the marriage of their daughter, Margaret, to Bert Larason, son of Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Larason, Mercer, Missouri. Bert is also a Ellis County rancher. The marriage took place New Year's day in the home of the bride's parents.
Johnston-Henderson - ca. 1936 -- Vivian Johnston, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. M. F. Johnston of Wellington, Kansas, and Lehman Henderson the Lambert community, and son of Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Henderson, near Cherokee, were married June 7 ca. 1936, at the Baptist Church in Alva, OK.
Hall-Cook - ca. 1936 -- Mary Grace Hall, granddaughter of Mrs. C.I. Overstreet, married Melvin Cook, son of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Cook of Cherokee, Wednesday noon in the home of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. C. I. Overstreet.
Shinn-Morton - ca. 1936 -- Coral Lee Shinn, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Shinn, northwest of the city, married Harry Morton of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Hada-Dunn - June 7 ca. 1936 -- Sunday afternoon, June 7th at 4 o'clock when Margie Hada became the bride of Sam Dunn. Mr. and Mrs. Dunn will make their home at home at 724 Choctaw.
Crosser-Powers - Jule 23 ca. 1936 -- Miss Velma Crosser, daughter Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Crosser, married to Mr. Charles Powers, Waynoka, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Powers, of Freedom, is calendared for Wednesday, July 23.
Fisher-Cobb - ca. 1936 -- Married Friday evening at 7 o'clock, Miss Gertrude Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Fisher of Ringwood, and Austin Cobb, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Cobb, west of Alva, in the home of the bride's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Fisher, on East Center street.
Harris-Skaggs - ca. 1936
-- Miss Betty Jo Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Harris, 823 Fifth
street, and Mr. R. Merritt Skaggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Skaggs, Hillsdale,
were married in the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. J. P. Watkins, at Helena
at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Schwennesen-Hardin - June
29 ca. 1936 -- Miss Beulah Schwennesen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.
C. Schwennesen, Alva, and Mr. Lloyd Hardin, Enid, Monday evening, June 29,
at 9 o'clock.
Holland-Deal - June ca. 1936 -- Robert Deal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thad Deal of Alva, married Miss Bernice Holland at the home of the bride's brother, Homer Holland, at Guymon Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock.
Snyder-Walker - June ca. 1936 -- Wedding of Miss Eva E. Snyder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Snyder of Alva, and Harold D. Rudy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Rudy of Alva, at 9 o'clock Easter morning at the home of Rev. Charles Wardell.
June 12 ca. 1936 --
Mr. and Mrs. George Welsh, 719 Center Street, announce the marriage of their daughter, Fern Ellen to Mr. Francis Leslie Zwickey, Detroit, on Friday, June 12, in Chicago.
Ferguson-Mann - June ca. 1936 --Miss Joyce E. Ferguson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Ferguson of Alva, became a June bride when she married Clifford Mann, who is connected with the Zenith Gas System here.
Owen-Vinson - 1937... Vinson-Owen Nutpials Performed Saturday -- With only relatives and a few intimate friends in attendance, the marriage of Miss Dora Alice Owen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Owen, northeast of Oklahoma City, to Dr. Harold S. Vinson, Denver, son of Prof. A. G. Vinson, Alva, took place Saturday morning. The vows were read in the home of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Armstrong, Oklahoma City, by the Rev. Paul S. Wright.
Thomas-Adkins - 1937 -- Thomas-Adkins Wedding Solemnized In Alva -- The First Presbyterian church was beautifully decorated with huge baskets of gladioli and mixed flowers and lighted candles when Mura Adkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Adkins, Hydro, Oklahoma, became the bride of Amos Thomas, son of Mrs. Mary B. Town, Hydro, at three o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Parker-Pierce - October 23, 1937 -- Former Alva Girl Is October Bride -- An announcement of particular interest here is that of the marriage of Miss Mary Elizabeth Parker daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Parker, Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Alois S. Pierce, Cape Girardeau. The wedding was quietly solemnized on Saturday, October 23, at St. Louis, Mo.
Lee-Hutchinson - 1937 -- Waynoka Couple Wed Here -- The Presbyterian Manse was the scene of a prettily appointed wedding Sunday afternoon when Miss Katherine Mae Lee became the bride of Glen K. Hutchinson. Rev. M. S. Epperson officiated, using the single ring ceremony. Only attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Oland Stewart, Woodward. The couple will make their home in Waynoka.
Johnson-Kendall - 1937 -- Wedding Solemnized Here -- On September 1st, Miss Leo-jean Kendall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kendall, Galena, became the bride of Mr. Paul E. Johnson of Aline. The ceremony was performed in the Presbyterian Manse, Alva, with Rev. Epperson reading the single ring ceremony.
Humes-Veley - March 10, 1937 -- Miss Luetta Humes Is Bride of Basil Veley -- Mrs. Ruth Humes, City, announces the marriage of her daughter, Miss Luetta Humes, to Basil Veley of Carmen. The wedding took place on March 10 at Medicine Lodge, Kans.
Henley-Haworth - October, 1937 -- Miss Mary Henley and Elver Haworth Married In Prominent Ceremony - Cherokee Girl Becomes Bride of Alva Man At Home of Her Parents Saturday -- In the presence of the two immediate families and a few intimate friends, Miss Mary Henley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Henley of Cherokee, and Elver H. Haworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. I. Haworth, 1027 Center street, Alva, exchanged nuptial vows Saturday evening.
Davis-Mitts - 1937 -- Davis Mitts Nuptials Occur Here Sunday -- The Wedding of Miss Grace Mitts, Alva, to Woodie Davis, Spearman, Tex., was quietly solemnized at 9 o'clock Sunday morning in the study of the Rev. A. F. White, First Methodist church pastor, with Mr. White officiating. Mrs. Davis had been employed at the Oklahoma Cigar store here for the past six months. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Mitts of Spearman.
Clarke-Shalloup - 1937 -- Miss Alice Clarke Becomes Bride of Tony Shalloup -- At an early hour Tuesday morning the Sacred Heart rectory was the scene of an impressive wedding ceremony when Miss Alice Clarke, of Carmen, became the bride of Tony Shalloup, Alva.
Blair-O'Brien - April (Easter), 1937 -- N.S.T.C. Graduate Becomes Bride of Tennessee Man In Easter Service - Miss Kathryn Blair is Wed to Samuel T. O'Brien at Methodist Church Sunday -- At an early hour Easter morning, the beautifully decorated First Methodist church here was the scene of an impressive wedding ceremony when Miss Kathryn Blair, Woodward, became the bride of Samuel T. O'Brien, Memphis, Tenn. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Blair of Attica, Kans., and is a descendant of two of the most prominent pioneer families of Harper County, Kansas. the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O'Brien, Memphis, Tennessee.
Andrew-Jones - October 10, 1937 -- Andrews-Jones Vows Read in Enid Home -- The marriage of Miss Georgia Faye Andrews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geroge Andrews, Enid, to Richard Jones, Sayre, took place Sunday afternoon, Oct. 10, at the home of the bride's parents.
Zalkoura-El Kouri - 1937 -- Zakoura- El Kouri Vows Exchanged -- Of interest to Alvans was the wedding of Miss Mamie El-Kouri and Mr. Eddie M. Zakoura, both of Alva, which was solemnized in front of the altar of the Presbyterian church Sunday at twelve-thirty o'clock.
Hackett-Dowdy - January 2, 1937
- Showers - Delta Sigma Epsilon Sorority Compliments mrs. Myron Dowdy
-- Complimentary to Mrs. Myron Dowdy, a popular January bride, actives
and pledges of the Delta Sigma Epsilon sorority entertained at bridal shower
Tuesday evening in the sorority room on the college campus. Before her marriage
on January 2, Mrs. Dowdy was Miss Maybelle Hackett, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Hackett, city (Alva, Okla.).
Bixler-Fugit - 1937 - Verlene Bixler Becomes Bride of Lyle Fugit -- At a pretty home wedding Sunday afternoon Miss Verlene Bixler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bixler, became the bride of Lyle Fugit, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Fugit. The couple were married at 2:30 in the home of the bride's parents which was beautifully decorated with garden flowers.
Dunning-Ison - 1937 - Miss Mareguerite Dunning and Lonnie Ison Are Wed With Service At Cherokee - Nuptial Services Are Read for Popular Alva Teacher and Homestead Man -- At a simple nuptial service at Cherokee Saturday afternoon, Miss Marguerite Dunning, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Dunning, 1128 Sixth Street, became the bride of Lonnie Ison, Homestead, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Ison of Mangum. The wedding took place at 3:30 o'clock in the First Christian church with the Rev. Keller officiating.
Bright-Fash - August, 1937 - Bright-Fash Nuptials Take Place Today At the Home of Bride's Grandparents - Popular City Couple's Wedding Calendared Among August Social Activities; Over 60 Guests to Witness Event -- Bright-Fash.jpg - Prominently calendared in August social activities is the wedding of miss Justine Fash, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Fash, 724 Santa Fe Street, and Robert C. Bright, Alva, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Bright, Gage. The ceremony will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the home of the bride's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Noble, 717 Fourth Street. Over 60 relatives and friends will compose the audience.
Jones-Lenhart - October 16, 1937 - Former Alva Boy Weds Kansas Girl - Announcement has been received here of the marriage of Miss Reba Fern Jones, niece of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Jones of Molin, Kans., and Merle Lenhart, Wichita, Kans., formerly of Alva and a nephew of Mrs. Lyle Moore, 927 Church Street, Alva. The wedding was solemnized in Wichita on October 16.
Miner-Wright - December, 1937 - Miss Miner Becomes Bride of Mr. Wright - The home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Milton, 927 Barnes, gaily decorated with Christmas greens, was the setting of a very lovely wedding ceremony when Miss Virginia Miner, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. C. J. Miner became the bride of Mr. Merle Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Wright, Kiowa, Kansas. Rev. M. S. Epperson read the ceremony at one o'clock.
Ellison-Rice - December 24, 1937 - Ellison-Rice Nuptials Solemnized Christmas Eve -- Mr. H. K. Ellison, son of Mr. J. S. Ellison, Minco, Oklahoma, and Miss Gladys Rice, daughter of Mrs. Nioma Rice, were united in marriage in a quiet ceremony in the home of the bride's mother, 617 Center Street on Christmas Eve.
Cullison-Leeper - December 25, 1937 - Cullison-Leeper Nuptials Celebrated Christmas -- At high noon on Christmas day Miss Vera Leeper, daughter of Mr. Fred Leeper, Dacoma, became the bride of Mr. Jess Cullison, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Cullison, Attica, Kansas. The ceremony took place in the farm home of the bride's grandfather. Mr. C. Leeper and aunt, Mrs. Ida Wiln. Rev. J. S. C. Hivner, pastor of the First Baptist church in Anthony, Kansas, officiated, using the double ring ceremony.
Hurley-Wilson - ca. 1937 -- Post-Nuptial Shower For Mrs. Wilson - As a post-nuptial courtesy to Mrs. Arthur Wilson, the former Miss Gladys Hurley, whose marriage was an event of last month, Mrs. Cecil Hood of Covington and Mrs. Preston Abbott entertained at a bridal shower Friday afternoon in the home of the latter, west of the city.
Shroyer-Allman -- May 26, 1937 - Nadine Shroyer Is Pre-Nuptially Honored - In pre-nuptial honor of Miss Nadine Shroyer, whose marriage to Schuyler Allman will be an event of May 26, Mrs. Franklin J. Schuhmacher entertained Saturday evening with a lingerie shower.
Ewert-Elkins - 1937 -- Ewert-Elkins Nuptials will Take Place Today - Of paramount interest in the city is the wedding of Miss Valois Elkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Elkins, 417 Center Street, and Jonathan Ewert, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Ewert, 201 Flynn Avenue, which will take place at 5:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Christian Church parsonage.
Heaton-Webb -- 1937 - Miss Nellie Heaton and New Mexico Man Married In Prominent Ceremony - Popular City Girl Becomes Bride As Wedding Vows Solemnized At Home of Sister Saturday Night - Of social prominence in and outside state circles was the wedding of Miss Nellie Heaton, daughter of J. H. Heaton, Alva, and Hulon F. Webb, Albuquerque, N.M., son of Mrs. Elva Webb, Silver City, N. M., which was solemnized Saturday evening at the home of the bride's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Johnston, at Capron.
Murray-Otte -- August, 1937 - Wichita Wedding of Interest Here - Announcement has been received here of the marriage of Miss Ruth Murray, Pomona, Calif., and Walter H. Otte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Otte, of Alva. The ceremony was performed at 4p.m. Sunday in the Presbyterian chapel at Wichita, Kans., with Dr. H. V. Wheatly officiating.
Bailey-Gruber - October 16,
1937 -- October Wedding of Popular City Couple Is Announced - Miss
Cleo Bailey Becomes Bride of William E. Gruber in Service at Chandler (Okla.)
- Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Bailey, 630 Center Street, announce the marriage of
their daughter, Miss Cleo Patricia Bailey, to William E. Gruber, Oklahoma
City, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Gruber, 915 College Avenue. The wedding
took place on October 16, 1937, at Chandler, Oklahoma. The Rev. Clyde J.
Foster read the nuptial service in the First Baptist church there.
Callison-Henderson - May 29, 1937 -- Former Alva Girl Is May Bride - Relatives and friends here were notified the first of this week of the marriage of Miss Lillian Callison, Gallup, N. M., daughter of U. S. Callison, Alva, to Ritzel Henderson, Gallup, formerly of Indiana. The nuptial service was performed at Santa Fe, N.M., on Saturday, May 29. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur V. Sorenson, San Berndardino, Calif., brother-in-law and sister of the bride, attended the couple.
White-Anderson - August 1, 1937... Popular Alva Couple's Wedding Set for August -- The Reverend Alvin F. White, pastor of the First Methodist church here, announces the betrothal and approaching marriage of his daughter, Miss Esther Marie White, to D. Dwight Anderson, son of Mrs. J. W. Anderson, 1017 Barnes. The wedding, calendared for Sunday, August 1, will immediately follow the morning worship service. Mr. White will read the nuptial service.
Wight-Peacock - 1937... Nuptials of Interest Here -- Of social interest in northwestern Oklahoma and southern Kansas was the wedding of Miss Luella Peacock, daughter of Mrs. Vie Peacock of Protection, Kans., and Phillip Wight, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Wight of Enid, which took place Thursday evening at the Church of Christ at Protection. The Rev. F. A. Wellman of Enid performed the marriage ceremony.
Herold-Varner - ca. 1936-37... Couple Takes Vows Before Great Throng -- While a record throng looked on Saturday afternoon, Johnnie M. Varner, Alva, and Miss Lillian May Herold, Alva, were united in marriage by Judge J. J. Glaser in the Review-Courier's public wedding on the court house steps. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the couple was handed envelopes which told them where to report for the gifts offered them by city merchants. Bob Kirkbride assisted.
Metcalf-McDaniel - 1937... Miss Metcalf Becomes Bride of Earl McDaniel In Home Nuptials Today -- At a quiet home ceremony at 8:30 o'clock this morning, Miss Claire Metcalf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Metcalf, 124 Barnes Avenue, became the bride of Earl McDaniel, son of Mrs. Ida McDaniel, north of the city.
Ewalt-Buchanan - June 27, 1937... Ewalt-Buchanan Nuptials Calendared For June 27 -- Of paramount interest here, particularly in Northwestern college circles, is announcement of the engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Louise Ewalt to Francis Buchanan. Miss Ewalt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay R. Ewalt of Las Cruces, N. M., graduated from Northwestern in the spring of 1936. Mr. Buchanan, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Buchanan, 1028 Fourth Street, attended Northwestern. He is now employed by the Home State Life Insurance Company at Oklahoma City, where the young couple will be at home after July 1.
Bailey-Gruber - October 16, 1937... October Wedding of Popular City Couple is Announced - Miss Cleo Patricia Bailey Becomes Bride of William E. Gruber in Service at Chandler, Oklahoma. Cleo Bailey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Bailey, 6630 Center Street,marries William E. Gruber, Oklahoma City, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Gruber, 915 College Avenue. news article
Shafer-Reneau Wedding - June 30, 1937... Miss Joan Shafer Weds Raymond Reneau at Anthony, Wednesday - Marriage of especial interest to the people of Alva was that of Miss Joan Shafer, daughter of Mr & Mrs. Anton Shafer, to Mr. Raymond Reneau, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Bright-Fash - August 1937... Bright-Fash Nuptials Take Place Today at the Home of Bride's Grandparents - Popular City Couple's Wedding Calendared Among August Social Activities; Over 60 Guests to Witness Event - Miss Justine Fash, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Fash, 724 Santa Fe Street, and Robert C. Bright, Alva, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Bright, Gage, Oklahoma were united in marriage at 2:00p.m., at the home of the bride's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Noble, 717 Fourth Street. Robert C. Bright was educated in the Gage public schools and at Northwestern State Teachers college. Mr. Bright joined the Alva Daily Record news staff in March, 1935, and since January 1, 1936, has been employed at the Alva Review-Courier, where he was news editor at the time of his marriage to Miss Fash.
White-Rice - 1938 - Vows Exchanged Saturday -- Mrs. Grace Rice announces the marriage of her daughter, Miss Donna Rice to Jack Warren White of Oklahoma City. Mrs White is a graduate of Alva high school and attended Northwestern State Teachers college. Mr. White is a graduate of Ada high school and Southeastern State Teachers college.
Smith-Simms - 1938 - Popular Alva Couple United In Marriage -- Of interest to their many friends is the marriage of Miss Genevieve Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Smith, and Orion Simms, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Simms. Mrs. Simms is a graduate of Northwestern high school and attended Northwestern State Teachers college. She is now employed by the Southwestern Bell Telephone company at Cherokee.
Long-Denney - May 15,1938 - Vows Read -- Mr. and Mrs. Herb Long announce the marriage of their daughter, Guenivere, to Verlan Denney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Denney of Fairvalley.
Hollis-Myers - Sunday, 1938 - Miss Daphne Hollis Becomes Bride of Harry Myers Sunday - The Home of Mrs. W. E. Steadman Is Scene of Ceremony -- One of the season's most prominent weddings was that of Miss Daphne Hollis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Hollis, 1127 Flynn Avenue, and Harry Myers, Forth (sic) Smith, Arkansas. The ceremony took place at 9:00 o'clock Sunday morning in the home of Mrs. W. E. Steadman, 819 Fifth Street.
Heaton-Lieurance - Thursday, 1938 - Couple United At Morning Ceremony -- At a morning ceremony at 8:30 Thursday, Mrs. Elsie Heaton and Frederick M. Lieurance were joined in marriage at the Sacred Heart Catholic church. The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Leo Burrows when Father Leo Claus read the nuptial vows.
Evans-McDonald -1938 - Robert Evans Married In Muskogee Saturday -- Announcement has been received in Alva of the marriage of Robert Evans, son of Mrs. Winnie Evans, 718 Flynn Avenue, to Miss Eva McDonald of Holdenville, Okla. The wedding took place Saturday evening at 7 o'clock in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Schuhmacher, Muskogee, Okla. The sacred vows were read by Dr. Lethem, pastor of the First Presbyterian church at Muskogee.
Douglass-Wilson - Sunday, 1938 - Couple United At Morning Ceremony -- Beautiful and impressive wedding was solemnized at the Methodist church at 8:30 Sunday morning, when Miss Grace Douglass and Leonard Wilson were united in marriage by the Reverend A. F. White in the presence of a few close relatives and friends.
Fisher-Bartz - 1938 - Miss
Fisher Becomes Bride of Mr. Bartz In Quiet Nuptials Sunday -- In a quiet
nuptial service at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Miss Pauline Fisher, daughter
of Mrs. Jessie Fisher, 818 Maple Street, became the bride of C. DeWitt Bartz
of Hardtner, Kansas.
Strader-Ewing - 1938 -- Former Northwestern Student Is Wed In Homestead Nuptials - In services at the Methodist church of Homestead, Miss Gertrude Strader became the bride of Clyde Ewing, Isabella, Sunday evening at 6 o'clock.
Fisher-Carr - 1938 -- Nuptial
Rites For Miss Fisher and Mr. Carr Set For Today - Home of Mr. and Mrs.
Homer Jones Will Be Scene of Wedding Cceremony - At a pretty home ceremony
at four o'clock this afternoon, Miss Ella Fisher, daughter of Mrs. Mary
Fisher, Grand Junction, Colo., and R. B. Fisher, Corpus Christi, Tex., will
become the bride of Russell Carr, Pampa, Tex., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Carr of Auckland, New Zealand.
Crouch-Rumbaugh - March 3, 1938 -- Former Alva Girl is Bride of Californian - Mrs. Grace Crouch Haltom, Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Alva, announces the marriage of her daughter, Miss Naomi Melba Crouch, to David G. Rumbaugh, Santa Barbara, Calif. The nuptial service took place on March 3 in Hollywood, Calif.
Stewart-Wishert - April 16, 1938 -- Miss Stewart's Betrothal Is Announced by Parents - Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Stewart, 1105 Center Street, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Meth Stewart, to T. Bryant Wishart (sic) of Kansas City, Mo.
Lynch-Ferguson - April 23, 1938 -- Lynch-Ferguson Nuptials Announced - Mrs. Bertha Ferguson, Alva, announces the marriage of her daughter, Miss Marie Ferguson, to John Lawrence Lynch. The wedding was solemnized on Saturday, April 23, at Arnett, Okla.
Barret-Anderson - June 28, ca. 1938 -- Barret-Anderson Marriage Announced in Alva - Mr. and Mrs. E. U. Anderson announce the marriage of their daughter, Gladys Braxton, to Walter E. Barrett of San Diego, Calif.
Ellis-Clark - June 1938 -- Miss Merna Lee Ellis Becomes Bride of Vernal D. Clark - Wedding Ceremony is Performed in Home of Bride's Parents - An early June Wedding of particular interest to friends here was that of Miss Merna Lee Ellis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Ellis, 1026 Fourth street, and Vernal D. Clark, of Munday, Tex., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Clark of Cherokee.
Certain-Deering - June 1938 -- Miss Certain Becomes Bride of Mr. Deering on Saturday - Bride Chooses Silver Anniversary of Parents As Date For Her Wedding - In a beautiful home setting Miss Mildred Certain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Certain, 1115 Flynn, became the bride of Mr. Elvie Deering, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Elvie Deering, Higgins, Texas, at eleven o'clock Saturday morning.
Metcalf-Kent - July 31, 1938 -- Miss Metcalf's Engagement To Donald Kent Announced - Mr. and Mrs. Theo Metcalf, 124 Barnes Avenue, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Eunice Metcalf, to Donald Kent, of Berkeley, Calif. The wedding is scheduled for July 31.
Sharp-Kilmer - August 1938 -- Miss Sharp Becomes Bride of Harold Kilmer - At a quiet wedding Sunday morning Miss Luella Sharp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Sharp, west of Alva, became the bride of Harold Kilmer, son of M. Kilmer, 318 Choctaw.
Chaffee-Catlin - August 1938 -- Miss Chaffee Becomes Bride of Mr. Catlin - In the presence of a few friends and relatives, Miss Gertrude Chaffee and Mr. James Catlin were married in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Chaffee, northeast of Alva, Wednesday morning at ten o'clock. Mr. Catlin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Catlin, Elizabethtown, Indiana, and a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Cox, Alva.
Clark-Veter & Woodson-Wagner - August 1938 -- Double Wedding Solemnized Here Friday - The home of Mr. and Mrs. John McKeever was the scene of an attractive double wedding Friday afternoon when Miss Thelma Clark of Buffalo became the bride of Mr. Bill Veter of Alva, and Miss Erma Woodson of Alva became the bride of Mr. Loyd Wagner of Buffalo.
Jones-Southall - August 5, 1938 -- Granddaughter of Alva Couple Marries - The Second Baptist church of Petersburg, Virginia was the sight of the wedding of Miss Helen Madera Jones and Joseph Harvie Southall, Friday, August 5. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Jones and is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Rowell of Alva.
Marsh-Hagaman - August 14, 1938 -- Hagaman-Marsh Engagement Announced - Mr. and Mrs. Earl Marsh, 1108 Sixth Street announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Elaine Marsh, to Mr. Virgil E. Hagaman, Wichita, Kansas. The wedding is calendared for August 14th. Miss Marsh is a graduate of Northwestern State Teachers' college and has taught the past year in Beaver, Okla. Mr. Hagaman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Hagaman, Alamosa, Colorado.
Stewart-Wishert - April 16, 1938 -- Miss Sharlie Meth Stewart, bride-elect of J. Bryant Wishert, Kansas City, Missouri, was complimented at an attractively appointed shower on Saturday afternoon when hostesses were Mrs. Fred Heckman, Mrs. W. E. Steadman and Mrs. Gus Hadwiger.
Thurman-Patterson - June 1, 1938 -- Thurman-Patterson Marriage Announced -- Mr. and Mrs. Roy Patterson, Capron, announce the marriage of their daughter, Enid, to Clifford Thurman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Thurman, Kiowa, Kans. The marriage took place Wednesday, June 1st, at Pond Creek, with Rev. J. C. Coover, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.
Manning-Mason - 1938 - Miss
Violet Manning Becomes Bride of Richard Mason In Sunday Nuptials - Former
Northwestern College Students Are Wed at Christian Parsonage -- Of particular
interest to college circles is the announcement of marriage of Miss Violette
Manning, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Manning, Avard, and Richard Mason,
son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Y. Mason, Alva. The wedding was solemnized at 6:00
o'clock Saturday evening at the Christian church parsonage. The Rev. Ray
Vaughan, local pastor, read the nuptial service in the presence of Mrs.
Grace Mason, Mrs. Ray Vaughan and Ruth Ann Vaughan.
Nicholson-Shea - 1938 - Betty Nicholson Becomes Bride of Jack Shea -- In the presence of relatives and a few intimate friends, Miss Betty Nicholson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Nicholson, Oklahoma City, became the bride of Jack Shea, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shea, Alva, at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The vows were read by Rev. Gladstone Kinkade in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catherdral, Oklahoma City.
Smith-Youngblood - February 23, 1938 - Miss Margery Smith Becomes Bride of Dr. G. D. Youngblood - Northwestern College Instructor Marries Former Alva Osteopath in February Nuptial Service -- Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Smith, Pocatello, Idaho, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Margery Smith, head of the piano department at Northwestern State Teachers' college here, to Dr. G. D. Youngblood, Pond Creek, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Youngblood of Corning, Iowa. The wedding took place in Pond Creek on February 23. The Rev. C. K. Coover read the nuptial service in the First Methodist church parsonage.
Graham-Wagner - June 29, 1938 - Willard Graham Wed Capron Girl -- Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Wagner, Capron, announce the marriage of their daughter, Neva, to Mr. Willard N. Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Graham, east of town, Wednedasy, June 29, at Fairmont, Oklahoma. The marriage took place at the Zion Lutheran church with Rev.
Bengtson-Brownlee - December 25, 1938 - Miss Bengtson Becomes Bride of Donald Brownlee In Yuletide Nuptials -- Of city and state interest is the announcement made by Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Bengtson, Hillsdale, of the marriage of their daughter, Estellae Bengtson, to Donald S. Brownlee, College park, Md., son of Mrs. Elizabeth Burchett, Alva. The wedding took place on Christmas morning at the Christian church in Bartlesville.
Hollis-Anderson - Dec. 11, 1938... Popular Young couple United At Pretty Home Wedding - Marriage Vows Are Exchanged At Noon Saturday in Steadman Home - Miss Gwendolun Hollis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Hollis, became the bride of Wilton Anderson, son of Mrs. Nix Anderson of Cherokee. The Noon wedding was held Saturday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Steadman.
Hollis-Myers - ca. 1938... Miss Daphne Hollis Becomes Bride of Harry Myers Sunday - The Home of Mrs. W. E. Steadman Is Scene of Ceremony - Miss Daphne Hollis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Hollis, 1127 Flynn Ave., marries Harry Myers, accountant for Arkansas Gas and Electric company, Fort Smith, Arkansas. The ceremony took place at 9:00 o'clock sunday morning in the home of Mrs. W. E. Steadman, 819 Fifth Street.
Trenary-Edwards - 1938... Miss Sue Edwards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Edwards, married Ralph H. Trenary of Capron, Oklahoma Wednesday morning at the home of the bride's parents, 902 Center Street. Mr. and Mrs. Trenary will be at home to their friends after August 20 at the Trenary ranch near Capron.
Starr-Ryerson - ca. 1938... Miss Mildred Starr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson W. Starr, and Norman A. Ryerson, of Chicago, Ill., were married at the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Thursday evening at 8:30 o'clock.
Glaser-Wethington - ca. 1938... Miss Louise Glaser, daughter of Judge and Mrs. J. J. Glaser, 1209 Church Street, married William Wethington, of Nash, Oklahoma, Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents. Rev. Phil Deschner, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Alva, officiated.
Fees-Jacob - ca. 1938... Miss Louise Fees, daughter of Emerson H. Fees of Norman, and Albert R. Jacob, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob of Stillwater, were married Wednesday afternoon in the home of the bride at Norman, Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob plan to make their home in the Crowell apartments.
Rose-Munroe ca. - June 18, 1938 -- Ella Rose, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. F. P. Rose, 817 Center Street, married Dr. James Munroe, native of Pryor, Okla., in Chicago, Ill., on June 18.
Raney-Slack - ca. 1938 -- Miss Florence Raney and Joseph Lowell Slack, married at seven o'clock, Sunday evening at the First Presbyterian Church.
Fox-Yoder - Saturday, March 9, 1939, Lake Worth, Florida - Florida Marriage Is Announced here - An afternoon ceremony in the First Presbyterian church at Lake Worth, Fla., marked the marriage of Miss Dorothy Fox, daughter of H. E. Fox of Alva, to Kent Yoder. The marriage was solemnized at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, with the Rev. Fred A. Kullmar officiating.
Stambaugh-Dunning - April 13, 1939, Newton, Kansas - Gerna Lee Stambaugh and Harry H. Dunning Wed - Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Stambaugh of Kiowa, Kans., announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Gerna Lee Stambaugh, to Harry H. Dunning, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Dunning of Wichita, Kans. The wedding was solemnized in the Methodist parsonage in Newton, Kans., on April 13 with the Rev. Mr. Coppladge officiating.
Whitzel-Templin -Saturday, December 23, 1939 - Chapel Vows Unite Couple - In the presence of immediate families and intimate friends, Miss Ruth Whitzel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Whitzel, Wakita, and Warne Templin, son of Dr. and Mrs. O. E. Templin, Alva, were united in marriage on December 23 at 4:00 o'clock p.m.
Sturdevant-Bois Smith -- Sunday December 24, 1939, Baltimore, MD - Coila Sturdevant Weds New York Man - Of interest to her many friends in Alva is the announcement of the marriage of Miss Coila Sturdevant of New York City, daughter of C. F. Sturdevant, to E. S. Bois-Smith, also of New York City. The afternoon nuptials were read by the Rev. B. I. McGowon, pastor of the Methodist church of Baltimore, in his home at 2:30 p.m. on December 24.
Torrance-Ensminger - Sunday, December 24, 1939, Alva, Oklahoma - Yule Wedding Joins Couple - A simple morning ceremony in the Torrance home near buffalo marked the marriage of Miss Agnes Torrance, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Torrance, and C. Elmore Ensminger, Alva, son of Mrs. Martha Ensminger, Dodge City, Kans.
White-Harrover - December 24, 1939 - Marriage Vows Are Exchanged - In a pretty and simple home wedding at 9 o'clock Sunday morning, Mrs. Leota White daughter of Mrs. Eva Eakin, Cherokee, became the bride of Ben Harrover, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Harrover. The ceremony took place in the B. F.Hharrover home 728 Church Street, with the Rev. W. A. Keller pastor of the Christian church in Cherokee, officiating.
Tuenge-Waggoner - Monday, December 25, 1939 - Private Church Wedding Held - An early morning wedding on Monday, December 25th, marked the marriage of Miss Charlotte Anne Tuenge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Tuenge of St. Louis, and Marion A. Waggoner, son of Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Waggoner of Tonkawa.
Morrison-Hada - Wednesday, December 27, 1939 - Church Vows Exchanged Wednesday evening - At an evening church wedding Wednesday, Miss Laura Morrison became the bride of John Hada. Mrs. Hada is from Seiling and Mr. Hada is an Alva resident. They plan to make their home in Nevada, Mo.
Behel-Howell - Easter Sunday, 1939 -- Behel-Howell Nuptial Vows are Read Sunday Afternoon - Alva Couple Wedded at United Brethren Church, Rev. Williams Officiates - Miss Lois Eleanor Behel, attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Behel, became the bride of E. Raymond Howell, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Howell, at a lovely ceremony Easter Sunday afternoon at 3:30 at the First United Brethren church, with Rev. A. L. Williams, officiating.
Hamm-Heaton - Sunday, 1939 -- Miss Hamm Becomes Bride of Mr. Heaton - At a quiet wedding before a group of relatives and friends, Miss Margaret Hamm, granddaughter of A. T. Hill of Medford, became the bride of Floyd Heaton, son of Mrs. Elsie Lieurance.
Cornish-Tate -- Sunday, 1939 -- Tate-Cornish Marriage Event of Sunday - An early morning ceremony marked the marriage Sunday morning of Miss Nina Cornish, daughter of Mrs. Pearl Cornish, and Howard Tate, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Tate of Olustee, Oklahoma.
Romjue-Wilson - Sunday, 1939 -- Dorothy Romjue Weds Wichita Man - Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Romjue announce the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy, to Harold Wilson, son of Mrs. Clare Wilson of Wichita, Kans.
Morehart-Marcum - Sunday, 1939 -- Popular Couple Married Sunday Afternoon - At a pretty afternoon ceremony Sunday Miss Avis Morehart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Morehart, became the bride of Frank K. Marcum, son of A. R. Marcum.
Kurth-Coles - Sunday, 1939 -- Coles-Kurth Marriage Is Announced - Miss Margaret Kurth, daughter of Mrs. E. L. Kurth, and Jack Coles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Coles of Lookout, were married Sunday with the Rev. Gady, minister of the Lutheran church of Cherokee, officiating.
Hazard-Gibler - Monday, 1939 -- Alva Couple Is Wed On Monday Evening - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Mrs. Ellen Hazard and Mr. C. A. Gibler, both of Alva.
Grunig-Harburg - Monday, 1939 -- Printed in the "The Monitor" in Masquero, New Mexico - In a quiet wedding solemnized at the J. R. McLaughlin home last Monday night, Miss Millie Beth Grunig of Roy became the bride of Mr. Fred Harburg, employed in the local SCS office.
Lehl-Reid - Wednesday, 1939 -- Marriage Is Announced - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Ruby Reid, daughter of N. W. Reid of Alva, and Elvest Lehl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lehl, also of Alva, which took place Wednesday at Enid.
Harding-Wells - Thursday, 1939 -- Virginia Harding Becomes Bride of Lloyd Wells - Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Harding of Woodward, formerly of Alva, announce the marriage of their daughter, Virginia, to Lloyd Wells of Carmen.
Vincent-Shelite -Saturday, 1939 -- Miss Vincent Becomes Bride of Mr. Shelite - Miss Irma Vincent, attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Vincent, Lakin, Kans., became the bride of Laverne Shelite in a small, quiet ceremony in Enid Saturday.
Gillen-Whitchurch - March 27, 1939 -- Wedding Announced - Announcement has been made of the wedding of Miss Lola Gillen to J. B. Whitchurch. The ceremony was performed March 27 at Medford. Mr. and Mrs. Whitchurch will make their home in Alva where Mr. Whitchurch will operate the Super Shine Salon on West Flynn Avenue.
Black-Chew - May 20, 1939 -- Ellen Black Becomes Bride of Woody Chew - Miss Ellen Black, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. V. Black of Ringwood became the bride of Woodrow Chew, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Chew of Las Cruces, N. M., May 20, in a quiet ceremony held at Fort Worth, Texas.
Rose-Clark - June 3, 1939 -- Former Alva Girl Is June Bride - Of interest to her friends in Alva is the marriage of Miss Marie Rose, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Rose of Siloam Springs, Ark., formerly of Alva, to Forest Clark of Manhattan, Kans.
Fossey-Korn - Sunday, June 4, 1939 -- Alva, Okla. Margaret Fossey Becomes Bride of Melvin Korn - Miss Margaret Fossey of Buffalo and Melvin Korn of Gage were married in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Fossey of Buffalo, by Rev. George B. Baker, pastor of the Buffalo M. E. church, Sunday afternoon, June 4.
Shelby-Oshel -- Wednesday, June 7, 1939 -- Shelby- Oshel Marriage Is Announced Here - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Billie Oshel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Oshel, to Truett Shelby, son of Mrs. W. B. Shelby, Oklahoma City. The vows were read by the rev. A. Norman Evans, pastor of the church, Norman, on Wednesday, June 7.
Muegge-Carter - Sunday, June 11, 1939, Alva, Okla. -- Miss Caroline Muegge Weds Dr. Robt. P. Carter - Miss Caroline Muegge, daughter of Mrs. G. A. Muegge of Lamont became the bride of Dr. Robert P. Carter of Tonkawa, son of Dr. and Mrs. T. C. Carter of Alva, at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Lamont Methodist church. Rev. Don H. LaGrone of Oklahoma City read the single ring ceremony.
Kish-Sercomb - Friday, June 18, 1939 -- Vows Read In Borger - One of the most prominent of Borger's June weddings was that solemnized Friday evening, when Miss Mary Kish became the bride of William A. Sercomb in the rectory of St. John's Catholic Church. Vows were exchanged at 9 o'clock, as the couple stood before an improvised altar of flowers. The bride, the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Kish of Alva, Okla. The bridegroom, the son of Mrs. Sadie Sercomb of Houston.
McDonald-Eason - June 26, 1939 -- Alva Couple Married Saturday Evening - At a simple evening ceremony Miss Lorene McDonald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. I. McDonald, became the bride of Dub Eason, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Eason.
Whiteside-LeGree - June 26, 1939 -- Brooks LaGree Will Be Married Soon - Of interest to many Alvans is the announcement of the approaching marriage of Miss Helan Whiteside, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stansell Whiteside, Altus, to Brooks Jennings LaGree, Woodward. The wedding will take place at 4:30 o'clock the afternoon June 26 in the First Methodist church, Altus.
Gourley-Cameron -- Wednesday, July 2, 1939 -- Marriage Is Announced In Alva - Mr. and Mrs. John Cameron, west of Alva, announce the marriage of their daughter, Frances, to R. Doss Gourley of near Avard on July 2, 1938 (sic).
Katherman-King -- Saturday, July 8, 1939 -- Miss Katherman Becomes Bride of Jack King - Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Katherman, Olathe, Kans., announce the marriage of their daughter, Josephine Eileen, to Jack King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter King, Alva on Saturday, July 8.
Avery-Crisp - Saturday, July 8, 1939 -- Marriage Is Announced - Mr. and Mrs. Holmes Crisp announce the marriage of their daughter, Faye Marie, to Norville Ellis Avery of Chickasha, Okla. The wedding was an event of Saturday, July 8, at Chickasha.
Thockmorton-McGlothlin - Sunday, July 16, 1939 -- Alva, Oklahoma Evening Ceremony Unites Popular Young Couple - Mr. and Mrs. Lee Throckmorton of Capron announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Lois Lee Throckmorton, to Charles McGlothlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McGlothlin of Alva.
Beeler-Stites - Friday, July 28, 1939 -- Marriage Is Announced Here - Mr. and Mrs. William Stites, 20 Barnes, announce the marriage of their daughter, Joyce, to Mr. R. M. Beeler of Alva. The young couple was united at a simple wedding ceremony Friday evening, July 28.
Payne-Weber - July 30, 1939, Alva, Oklahoma -- Miss LaVaughan Payne Becomes Bride of Fabien Weber Today - Early Morning Ceremony Unites Popular Young Couple in Alva Today - An early morning, single ring ceremony will mark the marriage this morning of Miss LaVaughn Payne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Payne, and Fabien Weber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weber of Cherokee.
Hill-Allen - Enid, August 1, 1939 -- Wilbur V. Allen, 29, and Sara U. Hill, 25, both of Harper, Kans. - Mrs. Wilbur Allen was Miss Sally Hill, daughter of Dr. Mae Clements, Danville, Kans., prior to her marriage August 1, at Enid, Okla. Mr. Allen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Allen of Harper, Kans., where he owns and operates a recreation parlor. Mrs. Allen, a former teacher in Harper County, attended Emporia State Teachers College and Oklahoma A & M at Stillwater.
Echel (sic) -Hadwiger - Wednesday, August 9, 1939 -- Noon Ceremony Joins Alice Echel and Robert Hadwiger In a quiet ceremony at 12 o'clock noon Wednesday, August 9, Miss Alice C. Eckel and Robert L. Hadwiger were married in Wichita, Kans., in the home of Rev. H. D. Barton, retired minister of the Methodist church. Mrs. Hadwiger is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Eckel of Douglass, Kans. Mr. Hadwiger is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Hadwiger of Alva.
Parker-Bixler - Thursday, August 10, 1939 -- Afternoon Ceremony Unites Young Couple - At an impressive four o'clock ceremony Wednesday afternoon, Miss Maryel Louise Parker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Parker of Avard, became the bride of Dean G. Bixler, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Bixler of Waynoka.
Gatz-Tiberghien - August 13, 1939 -- Mrs. Bill Tiberghien Honoree At Shower - Mrs. Earl Marsh entertained Tuesday evening at a post nuptial shower honoring Mrs. Bill Tiberghien, formerly Miss Clara Gatz whose marriage was an event of August 13.
Dean-Wise - Monday, August 21, 1939 -- Former Northwestern Student Marries - Of interest to her friends in Alva is the recent marriage of Miss Lillie Dean of Oklahoma City to Clark M. Wise, Los Angeles.
Zinn-Duck - Monday, August 28, 1939 -- Alva Couple United In Afternoon Ceremony - An event of Sunday afternoon was the marriage of Miss Arvi Zinn to Vernon Duck in a quiet ceremony in the Baptist parsonage in Cherokee. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Zinn of Alva. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Duck, Alva.
Parker-Bingham - Friday, December 8, 1939 -- Alva, Oklahoma - The society editor takes pen in hand to record her own wedding in the first person. Written by Society Editor, Miss Louise Parker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Parker, and Drake Bingham, Editor and son of Mrs. Maud A. Drake-Bingham for their wedding.
Brand-Shea - Saturday, December 30, 1939 -- Marriage Is Announced - A simple evening ceremony at Augusta, Kans., marked the marriage of Miss Zema Shea, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Shea, and Max Brand, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Brand.
Adams-Brenneman - Saturday, Dec. 30, 1939 -- Former Alva Girl Marries In Clinton - Of interest to her friends in Alva is the marriage of Miss Euta Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Adams of Sayre, to Leroy J. Brenneman of Phoenix, Ariz. The wedding was solemnized at noon on Saturday, Dec. 30, at the Episcopal church in Clinton.
King-O'Neil - Sunday, 1939 - Miss King Becomes Bride of John O'Neil -- Miss Lela Marie King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. King became the bride of John J. O'Neil, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan O'Neil, Sunday at 6:45 o'clock in the Sacred Heart rectory with Father Leo Claus officiating. A broach was worn by the bride, belonging to Mrs. C. E. Pray, who has treasured it for 55 years.
Copas-Hill - Thursday, 1939 - Bridal Shower Given For Mrs. Bill Hill -- The home of Mrs. J. E. Robinson, College campus, was the scene of a lovely tea and miscellaneous bridal shower honoring Mrs. Bill Hill, formerly Miss Carlene Copas, given Thursday afternoon. Hostesses were Mrs. R. S. Montgomery and Mrs. Robinson.
Fisk-Bradley - 1939, Sunday - Approaching Marriage of Miss Fisk Announced -- Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Fisk of Alva announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Elva to Claude Bradley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bradley. Mr. Bradley is associated in business with his father, C. O. Bradley. Miss Fisk is employed by Jett's Store here.
Murray - Miss Murray Honored At Dessert-Bridge - 1939 -- A shower honoring Miss Velma Jo Murray, whose marriage will be an outstanding event of the near future, was held Friday evening when Mrs. Ernest Hansen entertained with a dessert-bridge in the home of Mrs. Robert Bright, 717 Fourth Street.
Lyon-Cox - 1939 - Wedding Announced Here -- A quiet marriage ceremony was performed for Miss Gertrude Cox and Harley Lyon Wednesday evening at the Christian parsonage. The Rev. G. R.Vaughan read the sacred vows. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Wayde Lyon. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cox, and is a senior in Alva High School. Mr. Lyon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Lyon, west of Alva.
Brown-Rackley - March 5, 1939 - Wedding Announced -- Wedding of much interest to the younger set of Alva was solemnized at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, March 5th when Glen Rackley and Dorothy Brown were united in happy wedlock by Rev. John W. Carrier, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Coldwater, Kans. Mrs. Rackley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Brown of Coldwater, Kans. She graduated from the Coldwater high school in 1937 and attended N.S.T.C. Mr. Rackley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Rackley, 1002 W. Barnes, Alva, Okla. He is employed by the Railways Ice Co.
Johnson-Whiteneck - April 23, 1939 - Vows Are Read -- On Sunday, April 23, Miss Edna Johnson became the bride of Alpha Whiteneck, in an impressive ceremony in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Johnson. The vows were read at 4 o'clock by the Rev. Johnson of Waynoka.