Stark County Illinois Marriage Announcements
1920 to Present


Transcribed by Nancy Piper Unless Otherwise Noted

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1919

CRUM-MORRIS
A pretty home wedding took place at the home of Frank Steward near Castleton, Wednesday evening, August 6, when Miss Lee Etta Berniece Morris became the bride of Scott S. Crum. August 20, 1919 (Reprinted August 16, 1939 Bradford Republican) Transcribed by Nancy Piper


1927

Taken From the Bradford Republican, Bradford, IL
December 24, 1927

Hanchett-Righthouse

Taking their many friends by surprise Miss Virginia Hanchett and Clyde righthouse drove to Princeton Christmas evening where at six o'clock at the methodist Episcopal parsonage they were united in marriage, Rev. Crocker, pastor, performing the ceremony. The young bridal couple were attnded by Miss Iscle Dickerson and Myron Smith.

The young couple are well known among the younger people of this community, where they have resided all their lives. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Roy Clement, while the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Righthouse.


Taken From the Bradford Republican
October 7, 1931

Bradford Young People Married in Tiskilwa Tuesday Morning

Miss Bernadine Butte and Charles Rouse of this place, were united in marriage Tuesday morning at the St. Mary's Rectory, Tiskilwa, at 9:00 o'clock, the Rev. Fr. Dunne officiating. Miss Midred Butte, sister of the bride and Peter Philhower of Champaign, were the attendants. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Butte, who reside northeast of Milo. ....... Her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rouse of this place (Bradford).


1931

Taken From the Bradford Republican
December 26, 1931

Hooker - Reed

At high noon at the Methodist Episcopal church Thursday occurred the service which united in marriage Miss Margaret Reed and Bernard Hooker, both of this community. Rev. T. J. M. Crapp, pastor, officated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Reed of Milo township ............. The bridegrrom is a son of Arthur Hooker.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
December 26, 1931

Enos-Whitehead

Guy Enos of this place (Bradford) and Miss June Whitehead of Maringo, Iowa, were united in marriage in Rock Island, Thursday. The young couple came to Bradford and for the present are staying with the bridegroom;s father, Mort Enos.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
December 30, 1931

Rosenbaum-Dunn

A wedding ceremony uniting a very popular couple of this vicintiy was soleminized in Kewanne, Monday. The contracting parties were Miss Anna Rosenbaum and Floyd Dunn, the service being performed by Rev. Haberaecker, pastor of the Church of the Redeemer, at the parsonage. The attendants were Miss Grace Rosenbaum and Leo Rosenbaum, sister and brother of the bride. The bride and bridegroom are a very highly esteemed couple of this community, the bride being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Rosenbaum, who reside north of Bradford.  

Taken From the Bradford Republican
December 30, 1931

Hubbard-Schoffner

On Monday, Dec. 21, at the parsonage of Rev. J. A. Halmen of the English Lutheran church of Rock Island, occurred the marriage of Miss Mildred Schoffner of Bradford and Lester Hubbard of Princeton. The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Orlo H. Quick of Tiskilwa. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmette Schoffner of Bradford.  Mr Hubbard is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hubbard of Princeton.


1932

Taken From the Bradford Republican
January 1932

Petty-Rickets

Clarendon Petty of this place (Bradford) and Miss Maxine Rickets of Wyoming were united in marriage last Wednesday afternoon in Toulon, Rev. Arnold Kuzee, pastor of the Baptist church at Toulon, performing the ceremony. At the present they are making their home with the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. I. Petty of this place. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rickets of Wyoming.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
March 30 1932

Tucker-Blake

Miss LaVonne Tucker and Wayne Blake of this place (Bradford) were united in marriage Thursday afternoon at the home of the bridegroom's sister, Mrs. R. F. Carter, in Peoria. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Clark. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tucker of this place, while the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Blake of Bradford.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
March 1932

Tucker-Gibbs

Miss Virginia LaDean Tucker of this place (Bradford) and Guy P. Gibbs of Alta, were united in marriage Thursday aftenoon at the M. E. parsonage in Peoria the Rev. Boyd Rudd officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tucker south of town.  Her husband is the son of Mrs. Lizzie Gibbs, of Alta.


Taken From the Bradford Republican
June 1932

Hall-Wright

Miss Midred Hall and Ernest Wright were united in marriage Saturday at one o'clock at the First Methodist church at Bloomington, the Rav. T. W. Thompson, pastor, and formerly of this place, performing the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hall.  Her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Wright of Milo.  He is now assisting his brother, Everett on the farm.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
June 1932

Adkins-Lord

Miss Dorothy Adkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adkins, who reside north of town, and Floyd Lord, of this community (Bradford), drove to Nashua, Iowa Thursday and ther in the "Little Brown Church in the Vale", were nited in the holy bonds of matrimony.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
August 1932

Wilson-Taylor

Miss Burniece Wilson and Lester Taylor of this place (Bradford) were united in marriage Thursday evening, the ceremony being performed at the Methodist parsonage at nine o'clock. After their return to Bradford they will make their home for the present with the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adnie Taylor.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
August 1932

True-Maddex

Miss Kathryn True and John Maddex, popular young Whitefield couple, were united this week, the ceremony taking place at Princeton, Illinois. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred True of Whitefield. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Maddex of Whitefield.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
September 1932

Ryan-Gold

Miss Florence Ryan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ryan of Wyoming and Beryl Gold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gold of this place (Bradford) were married Saturday evening at Toulon by Judge W. W. Wright.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
December 1932?

Barnes-Shearer

A pretty wedding service was held at the M. E. parsonage in Bradford, Wednesday afternoon, December 3, when at the hour of 2 o'clock, Rev. Crapp united in marriage Stella Virginia Barnes and William Arthur Shearer, both respected young people living in the vicinity of Henry.  The bride's sister, Miss Leona Delphine Barnes was braidesmaid. The groom was attended by his brother, Gerald Lester Shearer. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Robert Yarger and the groom the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Carter Shearer, highly respected residents of Whitefield.


1933

McClane-Hodges

Taken From the Bradford Republican
January 10, 1933

Miss Velma McClane and Edwin Hodges of this place were united in marriage last Tuesday evening, the ceremony being performed in the First Presbyterian parsonage at Princeton, by Rev. Acheson, Pastor. Following the ceremony the young couple drove to Peoria where they spent the weekend at the home of the bridegroom's sisters and their families, Mrs. Lewis Deyo and Mrs. Mark Deyo. They returned to Bradford the first of the week and for the present will make their home with the bridegroom's mother, Mrs. Otis Hodges, southeast of town. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McClane who resides east of Bradford, while the bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Otis Hodges.


Hall-Scott

Taken From the Bradford Republican
February, 1933

Saturday afternoon at two o'clock Miss Josephine Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hall and John Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Scott, were united in marriage by Rev. Allen pastor of the First Baptist church in Bradford. Attendants were Miss Bernadine Hufnagel and Gilbert Hall, brother of the bride.


Wall-Young

Taken From the Bradford Republican
February, 1933

Miss Margaret Wall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Prov. Wall and James Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Young of North Dakota, were united in marriage Saturday evening at 8:00 o'clock at the Baptist church with Rev. Paul C. Allen, pastor of the church officiating. They were attended by Miss Marguerite Scott and Glenn Wall, the latter a brother of the bride.


Mitchell-Litterst

Taken From the Bradford Republican
June 1933

Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. at the church of Our Lady of Mercy, Chicago, Miss Eleanor Marie Mitchell, of this place (Bradford), became the bride of Albert C. Litterst of Chicago. The bride is the only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Mitchell of this place. Her husband is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs.
F. C. Litterst of Peoria.


Dorgan-Cahill

Taken From the Bradford Republican
June 1933

One of the prettiest weddings of the season took place in St. John's Catholic church Saturday morning at 8:00 o'clock when Miss Gladys Dorgan of this place (Bradford) and John Cahill of LaGrange, Ill., formerly of this place were united in marriage.  The attendants were Miss Mabel Dorgan, sister of the bride and John Fischer of this place. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Dorgan of this place. Her husband is the youngest son of Mrs. Mary Cahill.


Kenyon-Knoll

Taken From the Bradford Republican
June 1933

Announcements have just been received here of the marriage of Miss Marjorie Kenyon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kenyon of this place and Martin Knoll of Peoria. The ceremony took place in Streator on June 22, 1933.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
July 1933

Wall-Scott

Two of Bradford's well known young people. Glen Wall and Miss marguerite Scott, were united in marriage Wednesday evening, at the Baptist church at 6:30 o'clock, Rev. Paul C. Allen, pastor, performing the simple, but impressive ceremony. The bridegroom is well known. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Prov. Wall. Mrs. Wall is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Scott who reside west of town.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
July 1933

Burrows-Mills

Miss Marie Burrows and Warren Mills of this place (Bradford) were united in marriage at the Catholic Rectory of St. Anselm's parish in Chicago, Monday a week ago, Rev. Fr. Echert performing the ceremony. They returned to Bradford last week and are making preparations to keeping house.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
July 1933

Swearingen-Pate

Miss Marjorie Swearingen and Harold Pate of this place (Bradford), were united in marriage at six o'clock, Saturday evening by Rev. R. B. Favoright at the Baptist parsonage in Toulon. The attendants were Miss Verna Pate, sister of the bridegroom and Ted Swearingen, brother of the bride.  The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Swearingen. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pate.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
July  5, 1933

Meston-Winters

At four o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Meston, their daughter, Marion was united in marriage to Mack Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Winters. Helen Meston a sister of the bride and Chester Phenix, a friend of the groom escorted them to the altar.  The ceremony was read by REv. T. W. Thompson of Bloomington, a foarmer pastor of the M. E. church.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
July 1933

Parks-Hanchett

Miss Gertrude Parks, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Parks of near Osceola and Emerson Hanchett, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hanchett of this place (Bradford), were united in marriage in Princeton Saturday evening, at the Baptist parsonage by the pastor, Rev. R. Shepley. The young couple were attended by Miss Bernice Parks, sister of the bride and Cecil Krager.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
July 1933

Hannan-Johnson

Miss Ellen Hannan of this place and Dale Johnson of Prophetstown, were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at St. John's Rectory by Rev. Fr. M. W. Griffy. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hannan, who reside west of Bradford. The bridegroom is the sone of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Johnson of Prophetstown.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
August 23, 1933

Kopp-Van Der Berghe

Frank Kopp, who lives a few miles northwest of Bradford, and Miss Laura Van Der Berghe of Chicago, were united in marriage Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Chapman, Rev. S. P. Archer, pastor of the M. E. church, officiated. The bridegroom is well and favorably known in this community, where he has lived practically his entire life.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
September 1, 1933

Graham-Kilbride

Miss MayBelle Graham and Edward Kilbride of LaCrosse, Wisconsin were united in marriage at Joliet, Friday, Sept. 1. Miss Graham is the yougest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Graham and graduated from the Brdford High School in 1930. Mr. Kilbride, who is located at LaCrosse, Wisconsin graduated from high school in Boston, Massachusetts and later attended a Radio Teletype school.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
October 1, 1933

Bower-White

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Caryl Hay on East Main street was the scene of one of the most beautiful fall weddings ever seen in Bradford Saturday evening, when at 8:30 o'clock, Miss Olive Berniece Bower, of Chicago, formerly of Bradford, was united in marriage to Robert Gordon White, of Kansas City, Missouri. The ceremony was performed by Rev. T. W. Thompson of Bloomington, formerly pastor of the M. E. church of this place. The young bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bower formerly of this place. Her husband formerly lived in Peoria.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
October, 1933

Gerard-Schmidt

Miss Nellie Gerand and Henry Schmidt of this place were united in holy bonds of wedlock at St. John's Catholic church Saturday morning at eight o'clock. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gerand, living west of town, and is young cady capable of presiding over her new station in life.  Her husband is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt, who live two miles northwest of town.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
October, 1933

Hall-House

Springing a surprise on her friends here Miss Mary Hall of this place was united in marriage to Charles House, of near Neponset, on Saturday evening October 14 at Ottawa. The bride is a life time resident of Bradford where she is well and favorably known. Her husband is a highly respected farmer of near Neponset.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
October, 1933

Hall-Likpke

The marriage of William Hall Jr. formerly of Bradford, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hall Sr., and Miss Elsie Lipke, of Aurora took place Wednesday, September 27 at 5 o'clock, at the St. Paul's church at Aurora.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
November, 1933

Barker-Taff

Miss Olive Barker and Eugene Taff of this place were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage in Princeton by Rev. F. W. Hoisington, Wednesday morning. The young couple were attended by Miss Mildred Barker and Charles Tanquary of this place, sister and uncle of the bride.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Barker. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Charles Schneman and is engaged in farming.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
November, 1933

Tumbleson-Sams

Doris Ruth, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Tumbleson, was married to Glenn Sams in Los Angelees, California, Nov. 30.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
December, 1933

Peterson-Piper

Mrs. Nettie Peterson of Bradford and Bert Piper of Milo were united in marriage at the Toulon Methodist church parsonage Saturday afternoon at four o'clock, the Rev. R. M. Howard officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Piper are well and favorably known in this community, and have many friends who will be pleased to extend congratulations.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
December, 1933?

Scott-Lucke

Miss Dorothy Scott and Carl Lucke were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Scott, on Sunday, December 24, the hour being two o'clock. The officiating Clergyman was Rev. Paul C. Allen, pastor of the Baptist church of this place. The attendants were Mrs. Clarence Schertz, sister of the bride, and Arthur Lucke, brother of the bridegroom.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
December, 1933

Weaver - Johnson

A few friends were invited last Friday to the home of Mayor Earl Weaver and wife at Princeville, in honor of their daughter, Marion. The affair proved an announcement party the rather astonishing fact that her marriage had occurred more than a year ago.  The marriage according to the announcements, occurred Aug. 23, 1932 at St. Louis, the bridegroom being Raymond Johnson, son of George Johnson of Bradford.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
December, 1933?

Kepner-Harris

Miss Helen Kepner, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Kepner and Clyde Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harris were united in marriage at the home of Rev. S. P. Archer of Peoria on Friday, Dec. 21.


1934

Taken From the Bradford Republican
1934?

Hall-McCarthy

At eleven o'clock this morning at the Rectory of St. Mary's of the Woods Catholic church, Princeville, occurred the wedding of Miss Beatrice McCarthy of Princeville to Joseph Hall of this place. Rev. Fr. J. A. Gordon, pastor, performed the service. The wedding today unites two of the most influential families of Bradford and Princeville. The bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. McCarty of Princeville. Her husband, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hall of this place.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
January, 1934?

Hopkins-Nielson

St. John's Catholic church this morning was again the scene of a pretty and impressive wedding when Miss Lucille Hopkins, of this place, and Henry Nielsen of Buda, were united in holy bonds of wedlock. The ceremony was performed by the Pastor, Rev. Fr. Griffy. Attendants were Miss Dorothy Hopkins, sister of the bride and Clarence Ternus, uncle of the bride. The young bride of today's event is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hopkins, residing northeast of town. Her husband is a young farmer of the community of Buda, and is known as an energetic and honorable young man.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
February, 1934

Towne-Brunner

Miss Irma Towne and Russell Brunner were united in marriage last Saturday. Miss Towne is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Helen Towne who lives in Bradford. Mr. Brunner is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Brunner who reside south of Whitefield.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
February, 1934?

Tumbleson-Stevenson

At 12 o'clock noon Thursday, Miss Vey Avis Tumbleson of this place and Willis George Stevenson of Wolcott, Indiana, were united in marriage at the Baptist parsongae in Toulon, Rev. R. B. Favoright officiating. Mrs. Stevenson in the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Tumbleson and has spent her entire life here where she attended the Bradford high school. The bridegroom, whose home was formerly Milwaukee where his parents now reside, has been in charge of the Morse Airport for the past eighteen months. He now holds a position at Wolcott, Indiana where he was transferred February 1.


SMITH - DICKERSON

February 1934

Miss Iscle Dickerson and Myron Smith of this place were united in marriage this morning at Princeton.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. W. Hoisington, pastor of the M. E. Church of that city.  Immediately after the service, Mr. and Mrs. Smtih drove to Chicago where after a few days visit they will return to Bradford and be at home with the bride's mother, Mrs.W. W. Dickerson, east of Bradford.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith are well and favorably known in and around Bradford and community, where they have lived practically all their lives.  They have many friends who will be pleased to extend best wishes for a happy wedded life

[Source: Bradford Republican, Bradford, IL - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]


RYAN-STEBBINS

April, 1934

Wilbur Stebbins of this place and Miss Ida Ryan of Wyoming were married Saturday evening at St. Dominic's Rectory in Wyoming, Rev. Fr. Fitzgerald performing the ceremony.  The attendants were Miss Drucilla Brubaker of Wyoming, and Elmer Perkins of this place.  For the present the newly wedded couple will make their home with the bride's parents near Wyoming.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ryan of Wyoming, while the bridegroom is the son of Mrs. M. A. Stenwall of this place.  They are an entimable young couple and have many friends here and in Wyoming who will wish them a wedded life of happiness.

[Source: Bradford Republican, Bradford, IL - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]


BROWN-GOLDER

April 1934

Miss Alice Golder and Otto M. Brown of Detroit were united in marriage at 8 p.m. Saturday night, April 7 at the parsonage of the Straithmoor First M.E. church of Detroit, by Rev. Charles F. Wolfe, the singe ring ceremony bieng used.  The attenants were Miss Dorothy Dillon, cousin of the bride and Joseph Brown, brother of the bridegroom. Following the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Borwn at Dearborn.  Mr. Brown is a Brown is a brother of the bridegroom.  The young couple will be at home at 5734 Wabash, Detroit, Michigan.

The bride is the only daughter of George Golder of this place (Bradford, IL) and graduated from the Bradford high school in 1933.  She has since made her home with her father until going to Detroit several weeks ago where she was staying with relatives.  The bridegroom is employed in the Dodge factory and is a former Kewanee resident, son of Mrs. M. Brown of Kewanee.

[Source: Bradford Republican, Bradford, IL - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]


Taken From the Bradford Republican
June, 1934

Hall-Rosenbaum

Miss Virginia Hall and Leo Rosenbaum were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage in Kewanee by Rev. A. H. Smith at 1:30 Saturday afternoon. The attendants were Miss Eleanor Hall, sister of the bride and Henry Rosenbaum, brother of the bridegroom. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Hall who live north of here and is a graduate of Bradford high school. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rosenbaum who live west of Lombardville.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
June, 1934

Towne-Reismeyer

St. John's Catholic church was the scene of a pretty wedding last Wednesday when at 9 o'clock the sweet strains of the wedding march, played by Mrs. Leo Finnegan, announced the approached of the bridal party, who wneded thier way to the alter, where Rev. Fr. Griffy joined Walter L. Reismeyer and Mary Ellen Towne in the holy bonds of matrimony. The attendants were Florence Reismeyer, sister of the bridegroom and Thomas Geitner of near Henry. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Helen Towne of this place and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reismeyer of Saratoga tonwship. They are a popular couple and have the best wishes of their many friends.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
July, 1934

Austin-Hadsall

Miss Cleo Austin, of Kewanee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Austin formerly of this place, was united in marriage to Kenneth Hadsall of the same city, Saturday evening, the ceremony being performed by Rev. G. D. Fleer, pastor of St. Peter's church of Kewanee.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
August, 1934

Holmes-Beggs

One of the happiest events of the summer season occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Holmes in Saratoga, last Wednesday morning, when their eldest daughter, Gertrude was united in marriage with Hugh H. Beggs, of Keosauqua, Ia. Mr. Beggs is a native of Iowa. He is a graduate of Drake university, Des Moines, Ia., and a student of the Tobias Mattay Pianoforte school, London, England. He is now teaching in the department of music at MacMurray college, Jacksonville, Ill. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Holmes. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago and holds a master's degree from Tuft's college in Massachusetts. At present she is teaching in the department of history at MasMurray college, Jacksonville, Ill.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
October, 1934?

Wooden-Horack

At a party given Sunday (a week ago) at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wooden of Tiskilwa, the marriage of their daughter, Miss Minnie Wooden and Russel Horack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Horack, of the Cottage district, was announced. The ceremony took place on October 12th in Ottawa.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
November, 1934

Allen-Britton

Miss Margaret Allen and Alvin Britton were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage in Lacon Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock by Rev. Monson. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Francis Britton of Henry, brother and sister-in-law of the bridegroom. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Allen of Cottage Grove and is a graduate of Bradford high school. The bridegroom is a young farmer of near Henry wehre he has resided for the past six years.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
November 20, 1934

Cahill-Folk

Beautiful in its simplicity was the wedding of one of Bradford's most popular young ladies, Miss Rachael Cahill and Leo Folk which was performed at seven o'clock Monday morning at St. John's Catholic church, Rev. Fr. Francis Cahill, Peoria, cousin of the bride officiating. The biride is the daughter of Mrs. Stephen Cahill of this place, and a very popular and pleasant young lady. Her husband is one of Bradford's young business men, and is a most highly respected young man.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
November 20, 1934

Driscoll-Drew

Miss Bernadine Driscoll of this place (Bradford) and Daniel Drew of Peoria, were united in marriage at ST. John's Catholic church yesterday morning, the hour being eight o'clock. The young bride of yesterday is the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. John Driscoll, who reside southeast of Bradofrd. Her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Drew of Mt. Sterling and is a most worthy young man.

Taken From the Bradford Republican
December, 1934

Toomy-Hain

Miss Constance Toomey of this place and David Hain of Chicago were united in marriage at St. John's Rectory Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, by Rev. Fr. Philip. The attendants were Mrs. Walter Merdian of Henry, Matron of Honor and Richard Hain of Niles, Michigan, brother of the bridegroom. The young bride in this happy event is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Toomey of this place and is one of the most popular young ladies of Bradford. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hain of Niles, Michigan. He attended school at Casopolis, Mich.


PHILHOWER - BUTTE

December 26, 1934

Miss Mildred Butte of this place and Peter Philhower, Jr. of Buda were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the recotry of St. Mary's in iskilwa by Rev,. Father Hinckie.  The couple was unattended.  The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs. Andrew Butte who live northeast of her.  She is a graduate of Bradford high school.  The bridegroom is the son of Peter Philhower of Buda and is a graduate of Bud High School and University of Illinois.  The young couple left on a short wedding trip and will reside near Buda.[Source:  Bradford Republican, Bradford, Illinois - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]


1936

CHILD-HORACK

August 30, 1936

Henry, Ill. Sept 2 - Guy K. Child of Henry and Miss Wilma Faye Horack, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Horack, of near Bradford, were married Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Boyd's Grove M. E. church.  Rev. Shuley Ward performed the ceremony.  The bridal party was ushered by O. P. child of Henry and Russell Horack of Bradford.

Miss Marian Bonner of Paris, Ill., was maid of honor, while Opal Talbert and Harriet Fisher served as bridesmaids. The bride walked with her father and was met at the altar by the gridegroom who was attended by Wayne Horack as best man, brother of the bride.

Mrs. Child is a graduate of the Bradford High School with the class of 1935, and since that time she has remained with her paretns.  Mr. Child is a graduate of the Henry High school.  He is salesman at Duke Bros.' hardward store in Henry.  He also holds the position of city clerk.

After September 4, Mr. and Mrs. Child will be at home in the Mary Ford house on Jefferson street, which has been remodeled for them.


MANNING-REDIGER
Bride of August 16, 1959
Miss Linda Rediger became the bride of Jerry Manning on Sunday, Aug 16 at Boyd's Grove Methodist church.  The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. Arnold Olsen.  The couple sent their honeymoon last week at Fontana Village, N.C.  They will reside in Princeton.  Mr. Manning will drive back and forth to his duties as teletypesetter operator at The Bradford Republican office. [Bradford Republican, Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

ROSENBAUM-EWING
1955 -- Double Ring Rites Unite Couple in Methodist Church
Miss Phyllis Ewing, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ewing of Wyoming, and David Rosenbaum, son of Mr.and Mrs. Leo Rosenbaum Jr., of Bradford, repeated their wedding vows in a double ring ceremony in the Saratoga Methodist church, T. J. M. Crapp, D.D., read the nuptial vows to the couple at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 26. .......

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