ASHLEY - GREEN
Wedded at Eldorado
ELDORADO Ill., July 19.- Last Sunday afternoon occurred the pretty home wedding of Mr. Fred Ashley to Miss Lucy Green: Miss Lucy is the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Green of near Eldorado Ill. Mr. Green's family is well known in Gallatin and Saline counties and also in Indiana near Cynthiana. Mr. Ashley is a refined young man of Gallatin county. He is a good school teacher and will teach in Ridgeway. Ill, this coming fall and winter. There were seventy-five present at the wedding and their gifts were elaborate.. The ceremony was in charge of the pastor of Poplar Christian church. Rey. John Baughman of Bone Gap, Ill. Miss Annie Brush. the popular daughter of M. H. Brush. also a graduated nurse, took the couple out for a spin after the wedding in Mr. Brush's auto, going to Eldorado Equality and return. [Monday, July 20, 1914 Paper: Evansville Courier and Press (Evansville, IN)]
BIBB - WHITE
Mr. Bibb, of Danville, and Miss Nannie White of Etown, were married Saturday night. [Saturday, November 13, 1909, "Freeman" (Indianapolis, IN) Vol. XXII, Issue 46, Pg 4 - KT - Sub by FoFG]
BISHOP - ELLIOTT
Mr. Paul Bishop and Miss S. Elliott were quietly married. [Saturday, November 13, 1909, "Freeman" (Indianapolis, IN) Vol. XXII, Issue 46, Pg 4 - KT - Sub by FoFG]
CASKEY - BIXLER; CARSON - RITTER
Harrisburg. M., Oct. 4. - The marriage, a few days ago, of Mr. L. C. Carson, of Marion, Ky., to Miss Monnie Ritter, of Galaita, Ill. and Mr. Thomas W. Caskey, of Thompsonville, Ill., to Miss Nellie Bixler, of Eldorado, Ill, ends a pretty romance the opening chapters of which date back nearly two years ago. Mr. Carson and Miss Ritter had been sweethearts in the quiet little village of Galatia. and the course of their love ran along smoothly until about a year ago, when Thomas Caskey appeared upon the scene. A quarrel followed between Carson and his sweetheart. They separated, he going to Kentucky, leaving the field clear for Caskey. Caskey continued his attentions to Miss Ritter. and he finally obtainted her consent to a marriage The date for the wedding was set and about the 16th of last July Caskey came to this city and obtained the necessary marriage credentials. County Clerk Dorris had just finished writing out the license and the ink had hardly become dry, when he received a telephone message from Miss Ritter, asking him not to issue the license, telling him she had changed her mind, but that he would probably have the opportunity of issuing one later. Mr. Caskey expressed his disappointment in no mild terms, but was at a loss to know the cause of the sudden change on Miss Ritter's part. He hurried home and the facts were soon made known. Young Carson had learned of the intended marriage of his former sweetheart to Caskey and at once hurried to break the engagement, which he succeeded in doing during Caskey's absence. A few days ago Carson appeared at the county clerk's office and obtained a license to wed Miss Ritter, and later Caskey secured a license to wed Miss Nellie Bixler, of Eldorado. Both wed- dings were solemnized on the same day and both couples seemed exceedingly happy over the culmination of their romantic love affairs. [The Paducah Sun., October 05, 1903 Paducah Ky - Tr. by J. M. Kell]
FRIER - FRIER
COULD NOT LIVE SEPARATED - DIVORCE AFTER 36 YEARS OF MARRIED LIFE QUICKLY REGRETTED
Harrisburg, Dec. 28 - Finding they could not live without one another after being separated by the courts for two months. J.S. Frier and Mrs. Jane Frier, 58 and 57 years of age respectively, were reunited in marriage here yesterday by Justice J.O. Vinson. They had been married 36 years and lived happily until a few months ago when the wife filed a suit for divorce in the Gallatin county court, charging drunkenness and cruelly. Two months ago the decree was granted. Finding life unbearable without his companion of so many years he wrote to her at Shawneetown, Ill., and told her so and asked for a reconciliation. She arranged a meeting in this city and they were married yesterday. [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 28 Dec. 1904]
HAMMOCK - RYAN
MARRIED IN THE GROVE, On the 6th inst., by W. W. George, Esqr., Mr. Benjamin R. Hammock, to Miss Martha E. Ryan, both of Saline County, Ills. [Prairie Pioneer, March 15, 1861]
HARPER - POWELL
Never Saw His Bride.
Paducah, Ky. - A man who never saw his bride obtained a marriage license and the pretty bride led him to the county judge's office, where they were united. The couple was W. E. Harper, 22, of Harrisburg Ill., and Ella Powell, 21, of Mervia, Ill. He is blind. [Mount Vernon Signal., August 03, 1906 - Mt Vernon Ky]
HOLLIES - MCREYNOLDS
Miss Anna Lee McReynolds and Mr. George Hollies were married on Tuesday night, June 3. [June 21, 1913; "Freeman" (Indianapolis, IN) Page: 3]
MARTIN - MINER
Harrisburg, Ill., Dec 21 - Henry Martin of New Madrid, Mo., and Miss Hannah Miner of Raleigh, Ill., were married in this city to-day. [Thursday, December 22, 1898; St. Louis Republic (St. Louis, MO)]
Unusual Ceremony Performed By Minister at Harrisburg Ill.
Harrisburg, Ill., Aug 25 -- An unusual marriage occurred in Carrier Mills last night. The contracting parties were Herbert W. Reynolds, of Koleen Ind and Miss Fannie Ozment, of Carrier Mills. The groom who is a minister and school teacher performed his own ceremony. [Hopkinsville Kentuckian., August 28, 1900, Hopkinsville Ky]
Secret Wedding Is Announced
Announcements were made today of a secret wedding which took place two weeks ago when Miss Hazel Woods became the bride of Hugh Wallace, the marriage taking place at Morganfield, KY. On Sunday July 19th, the simple ring ceremony being carried out. They were accompanied by Miss Helen Carner and Charles Duncan.
Miss Woods is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. L. E. Woods and is a most attractive and talented young lady. For the past three years she has attended high school here and was very prominent in the musical activities of the school, being gifted with a very charming voice. Mr. Wallace is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wallace Sr. and just a few months ago returned from the west coast where he had been stationed in the United States Navy. A few days after the ceremony, Mr. Wallace left for Detroit to seek employment, and the last of this month or the first of September Mrs. Wallace will leave for Detroit to join him and they plan to make their home there. The Daily Journal, together with their many friends extends their best wishes for a happy and prosperous married life. [Eldorado Daily Journal Saturday August 1, 1931, submitted by Beth Sullivan]
July 8, 1904:
Lawrence Britton, 26, Crossville, and Mattie Neal, 19, Texas City
J.W. Davis, 22, Cottage and Anna Hawkins, 19, Independence.
D.M. Johnson, 36, and Lillie Johnson, 20, Elba
James Powell, 25 and Myrtle Luster, 14, Ledford.
J.D. Straker, 45, and Maggie Steele, 40, Harrisburg.
L.E. Ventress, 35, Carmi, and Belle Canterbury, Hamilton county.
Frank Walker, 22, and Della Morris, 19, Carrier Mills
[The Cairo Bulletin. (Cairo, Ill.), 09 July 1904]