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Marriage Licenses:  Donald A. Johnson, Hamilton, 21, Norma L. Mangis, McLeansboro, 20  [Urbana Daily Courier, 13 May 1935]
U. of I. Student Married Sunday: Miss Norma Lee Mangis and Donald Arthur Johnson, both of McLeansboro were married Sunday night by Judge George James in his home.  The bride-groom is enrolled in the University of Illinois and lives at 303 Chalmers street, Champaign.  Mrs. Johnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mangis and Mr. Johnson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Johnson of McLeansboro.  [Urbana Daily Courier, 14 May 1935]

Joliet Youth First Became Bethrothed to Young Woman, Then Marries Mother.
McLeansboro, Ill - Mrs. Rosetta Hicks, a widow of 36, was married Friday to John Kochever, aged 24, of Joliet, who last summer was her daughter's fiance. Miss Ella Hicks, the 18-year-old daughter, and Kochever became engaged when both were at-tendants at the state hospital for the insane at Elgin, but when Kochever came to claim his bride this fall Miss Hicks had gone to California. Besought to return by her mother and suitor, Miss Hicks informed them she no longer cared for him, and on the receipt of the letter, Mrs. Hicks and Kochever immediately took out a marriage license for themselves. [East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, Umatilla Co., Or.), 26 Dec. 1911]

Word has just reached the University of the announcement of the marriage of C. Lester Maxey, '11, and Miss Leila Wilson, at the home of the latter in McLeansboro. Maxey was editor of the Illini in his senior year. [Daily Illini, 3 July 1913]

MELONBINE - MYERS Marriage - Birthday dinner of Nancy Myers
October 1, 1883 --- The birthday dinner and double wedding at the residence of Mrs. Nancy Myers last Saturday was the grandest social gathering ever held in this part of the country. There was at least 200 guest present and the relatives of Mrs. Myers numbered 87, classified as follows; Eighteen sons, daughters and daughters-in-laws, forty two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Myers was born in Virginia, September 29th, 1803; moved to Warren County Tennessee, 1810, and was married to G. W. Myers at age 19, in 1823 she moved to Hopkins County, Kentucky and in 1846 she came to this county where she resided ever since. she has one sister and two brothers still living, all residence of this county; Mrs. Kroger aged 75, Abram Perry, 71, and Richard Perry, 69. Mrs. Myers was the recipient of quite a number of handsome and valuable presents from her many friends as tokens of the high esteem in which she is held by her neighbors. Just before dinner was announced the Rev. John B. Smith tied the Hymental knot for Lewis Melonbine and Sarah Myers, a grand-daughter and Alexander Lowery and Bashee Perry a niece of Mrs. Myers. The young couples have the best wishes of the entire community for a long life of happiness and prosperity. The guest were entertained with vocal music by Jesse B. Rich and others. Mr. Lowery of Dahlgren, delivered an able discourse last Saturday night at Cherry Grove. Your correspondent was one of the many guest at the birthday dinner. It was one grand affairs of the kind ever given in our neighborhood.  
[Leader, Wednesday October 4, 1883, Big Creek.]

Edward E. Murray of Bozeman and Miss Ida Bowers of McLeansboro, Ill., were married in this city (Billings, MT) on Saturday the 17 inst., Rev. Wm. Remington officiating. The happy couple left for their future home in Bozeman yesterday morning.  [The Billings Gazette. (Billings, Mont.), November 23, 1900, Page 5]

Operator Will Ogden, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, was wedded to a McLeansboro lady one day last week. Agent Ogden, of Slaughtersville, and Nic Walker witnessed the ceremony, and Will's many friends congratulate him.  [The Bee. (Earlington, Ky.), October 10, 1895]

Miss Pearl Elnora Whaley, McLeansboro, and James H. Rodgers of Farmer City were united in marriage this morning with Justice of the Peace J. J. Reynolds reading the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Whaley of McLeansboro and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Rodgers of Farmer City. Witnesses to the wedding were Florence Warren and Walter Fulton. The bridegroom is employed as clerk in Farmer City, where the young couple will reside. [Urbana Daily Courier, 25 March 1933]

Eldorado, Ill., April 23 - Mr. J.D. Turntine, proprietor of the Equality Flour Mills, and Miss G.M. Martin of Eldorado were married this evening at McLeansboro, Ill. [The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.), April 24, 1903, Page 4]

License to Marry - The following couple was granted a marriage license yesterday:  Charles S. Williams, 27, of Sikeston, Mo., and Mrs. Ola Hunt, 26, of McLeansboro, Ill.  [The Cairo bulletin. (Cairo, Ill.), September 07, 1909]

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