Cowley  County,  Kansas



Maude G. Rosebrough of Topeka, formerly of Hutchinson and Sgt. James E. Bates, of Dermott, Ark., were united in marriage in the Strother Field chapel at Winfield. February 27. Sgt. Bates is stationed at Strother Field and he will be joined by Mrs. Bates at Winfield in a short time to make their home in Winfield. Sgt. Bates is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Bates of Dermott, Ark. (The Hutchinson Record Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Friday, March 10, 1944 page - 4 *** column - 2 submitted by Rose Stout)


Married - Hilderbrand --- Carson - On the 15th inst., Elder J. Elliott at the residence of J. E. Ulmer, of Langdon, Miss Mary L. Hilderbrand, of Langdon and Mr. Ivy Carson, of Cowley county. (Hutchinson News (Weekly) Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, December 27, 1877 page - 3 *** column - 3 submitted by Rose Stout)


In Society.

A beautiful home wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Astle, 520 East 8th this Wednesday forenoon, at exactly 11 o'clock. Mr. Scott A. Fones of Webb City, Mo. And Miss Amy B. Astle, of this city, were united in marriage, Rev. A. W. Cummings of the M. E. college, officiating. Miss Nessley of Mulvane played the wedding march. Only a few relatives and intimate friends were invited. Many handsome and appropriate wedding presents were received by the happy couple. After congratulations a dainty lunch was served in the beautiful dining room in the home. Mr. and Mrs. Fones left on the 2 o'clock train for their home in Webb City, Mo., where Mr. Fones is cashier of the Mo. Pacific Ry. At that place.

Mrs. Fones has many friends in Winfield who regret her leaving the city, but who nevertheless join in best wishes for her future happiness. Mr. Fones is a stranger here but appears to be a very fine young man. He demonstrates his good judgment by selecting one of Winfield's choice young women for a wife. ---- Winfield Daily Free Press.

Miss Amy Astle is well known at Haven, having lived here until only two years ago and has a score of friends who wish her much happiness and prosperity. The JOURNAL extends congratulations. (Haven Weekly Journal Haven, Reno County, Kansas Saturday, February 27, 1904 page - front *** column - 2 submitted by Rose Stout)


Miss Pearl Vincent of Carthage and Dennis E. Grider of Arkansas City, Kans. were married at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Main Street Presbyterian manse, the Rev. E.W. Akers officiating. The ring service was used. The couple were unattended. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Vincent of Golden City has many friends in that town and vicinity as well as in Carthage. She has been employed with the Superior Cleaning Company here. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Grider, well known farmer residing near Jasper. He is connected with the Singer Sewing Machine Company with offices in Arkansas City, and Winfield, Kans. Mr. and Mrs. Grider left this morning by motor for Arkansas City, where they will make their home. Carthage Press.  [The Jasper News. (Jasper, Mo.), 26 Oct. 1922 ~ Submitted by Kim Torp]


Chas. Harbaugh, son of H. Harbaugh, Cowley county poor farm commissioner, was married at Perry last Tuesday to Miss Lulu Dotts of that city.  Charlie is now conducting the Baden Produce Co.; branch office at Perry and has many Cowley county friends who send him greetings.
(Winfield Tribune ~ Friday ~ October 23, 1903 ~ Page 3)


Miss Helda Marie Lefef of Junction City and Mr. Charles E. Hendrix of Arkansas City were married here Wednesday evening by W.S. Anderson.  [Abilene Weekly Reflector. (Abilene, Kan.), 03 June 1920 ~ Submitted by Kim Torp]


Sues for Girl Wife

Edgar Hutchinson and Melvia Abshear, the latter only 14, eloped from Sumner county to Arkansas City and were married.  The girl's guardian, M. Harvey, took the girl to his home and will not let Hutchinson see her and the latter has brought habeas corpus proceedings to obtain possession of his wife.  [Barbour County index. (Medicine Lodge, Kan.), 01 Oct. 1902 ~ Submitted by Kay Torp]


OLD MARRIAGE MADE GOOD - Records Lost and Judge Dead, Pair Remarry for Record.
Winfield, Kan., May 13. - Mrs. Belle Lynn and Edward C. Lynn, both of Arkansas City, were married by Judge Fink here. The couple were married in Stillwater about nine years ago. Their certificate was lost, the judge who performed the ceremony died, the court house burned with all the records and they had no record of their marriage. Mrs. Lynn wanted the evidence, so they came to Winfield and were married in the fire proof court house. [The Topeka State Journal. (Topeka, Kan.), 13 May 1911 ~ Submitted by Kim Torp]


Sunday afternoon (July 21) at 3 o'clock W. J. Utley, eldest son of the superintendent of the Cowley county poor farm, and Miss Prudence Bowers were quietly married at the bride's residence six miles west of Arkansas City.  Rev. Lake did the cementing act.  Miss Bowers is favorably known in the county as she has been a successful school teacher.---Winfield Telegram
(Arkansas City Daily Traveler ~ Friday ~ July 26, 1889 ~ Page 44)


Mr. Arvie Williams and Miss Jennie DeHaven were married at the home of Rev. Goodwill, Sunday, January 27th, at six o'clock.  The young people are well and favorably known here, where they will make their future home.  They moved into thei rnew home Wednesday.
(Winfield Tribune ~ Thursday ~ February 7, 1907 ~ Page 7)


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