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NW Oklahoma Marriages 1940's-1950

This 200+ page scrapbook of NW Oklahoma marriages from the early 1930's thru 1945 was kept by a lady named, Dolly Carlson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Carlson. She is deceased now.

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.

1940 - 1941 - 1942 - 1943 - 1944 - 1950

1930-1939
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Farrell-Irons - Thursday, 1940 - Miss Lucille Farrell Wed to Perry Irons In Impressive Ceremony Thursday - Uniting two well-known Alva families was the marriage of Miss Claudia Lucille Farrell and Perry Irons at 7 o'clock Thursday evening. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Farrell while Mr. Irons is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Irons.

Sims-Rush - Saturday, June 8, 1940, Enid, Okla. - Marriage of June 8 Is Announced - Miss Modean Sims was married to Donald Rush Saturday evening, June 8, in Enid at the Study of Rev. James Sours, Central Christian church. Mrs. Rush is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sims of Waurika, Okla. Mr. Rush is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Rush, Alva, Okla.

Keys-Torn - June 22, 1940, Oklahoma City, OK - Second Member of Quadruplets To Marry June 22 - Hollie, Okla. May 31 (1940) - The Keys quadruplets are about to lose a second member of their famous quartet via the wedding route. Announcement has been made here that Roberta Keys will marry Roland S. Torn of Canton, Tex., June 22 in the First Baptist church in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Fowler; Miss Leota Keys, speech instructor at Baptist Academy, San Marcos, Tex.; and Miss Mary Keys, teacher in the Edmond high school, will be members of Roberta's bridal party. The quads are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Flake M. Keys of Oklahoma City, former residents of Hollis. Robert's husband-to-be is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Torn of Taylor, Tex.

Sanders-Shaefer - Thursday, June 26, 1940, Alva, Okla. - Gloria Sanders, Oscar Schaefer Wed Thursday - A wedding of interest to their many friends is that of Miss Gloria Lee Sanders, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Sanders, of San Diego, California, and Oscar W. Schaefer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schaefer, Alva. The wedding vows were exchanged Thursday morning, June 26 at the Lutheran church of Alva. Rev. Otto Hoyer officiated, with members of the immediate family present.

McConnell-Thomas, Jr. - July 16, 1940, Anniston, Ala. - Florence McConnell, Arthur Thomas, Jr. Exchange Vows - Married, July 16, in Anniston, Ala., were Miss Florence McConnell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira E. McConnell of Topeka, and Arthur Thomas, Jr. Mrs. Thomas is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bowling of Capron, Okla.

Alexander-Dunning - Saturday, ca. 1940 - Alva Girl Is Married Saturday - Mrs. Ivy Alexander, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. I. DeGeer, and Howard Dunning were united in marriage at 6 o'clock Saturday morning, at the home of the bride's parents, 613 ½ Barnes, with Rev. Knotter officiating. The single ring ceremony was used.

Haltom-Holt --Sunday, 1940 - Haltom

and Holt Wedding Sunday - Of interest to their many friends was the wedding of Miss Lucille Haltom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Haltom, of Dacoma, and Alfred Holt, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Holt, Alva. The wedding was solemnized at Hopeton, Okla., Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. F. T. Benner of the Pilgrim Holiness church officiated.

Brunken-Kletke -- Sunday, 1940, Lahoma, Okla. - Brunken-Kletke Vows Read - At an impressive wedding ceremony Sunday Miss Mildred Brunken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Brunken of Lahoma and Martin Kletke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kletke were married at the Lutheran church in Lahoma. The Rev. Phillip Rosel read the double ring ceremony, before an altar banked by baskets of garden flowers and lighted by tall white candles.

Kingsbury-Gore - June 14, 1940, Oklahoma - Wedding Bells - printed in The Monitor, Mosquero, N. M. - A wedding of much interest to this community was revealed here early this week when the story got out that a prominent Mosquero young couple, Miss Helen Kingsbury and Sidney Faye Gore had been married since last June 14. They were married in an Oklahoma town and the ceremony was witnessed by a close friend of two. They blushingly admitted that the story was true. Congratulations, classmates!

Boyce-Schaefer - Sunday, July 14, 1940, Alva, Oklahoma - Miss Boyce Becomes Bride of Andrew Schaefer Sunday - Ceremony Sunday at First Baptist Church For Local People - Dr. Langley Officiates - In a quiet ceremony Sunday evening at the close of the services in the First Baptist Church, Miss Ruth Ida Boyce, daughter of Mrs. Faye O. Boyce, 705 Fifth Street, became the bride of Andrew A. Schaefer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Schaefer, Alva.

Cherry-Overall, III - August 7, 1940, Las Vegas - Former Alva Girl Married - At a prettily appointed tea, Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Cherry announced the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy Elizabeth, to John Breckenridge Overall,Third, which occurred August 7th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Spellman-Ball - September 6, 1940, Butler, PA - Out-of-Town Wedding Announced - Mr. and Mrs. William G. Spellman of Butler, Pennsylvania, announce the wedding of their daughter, Helen Geraldine Spellman to Mr. Thomas Benton Ball 2nd, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Ball of Vici, Okla. The simple ceremony was solemnized at 11 o'clock, September 6th, in the rectory of the Saint Pauls Church of Butler, Pa., by the Reverend Father P. K. Collins. Only a few close friends and relatives were present.

Smith-O'Day - Saturday, September 7, 1940 - Daughter of Local People Is Married - Mr. and Mrs. Hall Smith of Alva announce the marriage of their daughter, Genevieve, to Mr. Jerry J. O'Day, San Francisco aviator, after a plane trip to Reno, Nevada. Mrs. Hall was a resident of Los Angeles. She and her husband flew to Reno for the ceremony last Saturday, September 7.

Main-Bassett - Sunday, September 8, 1940 - Main-Bassett Vows Are Read - Of interest to the people of Alva is the marriage announcement of Miss Mary Maxine Main, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Main, Cherokee, and William Richard Bassett, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Bassett, Norman, formerly of Alva.

Manning-Long - Sunday, September 16, 1940 - Manning-Long Vows Read Sunday, Sept. 16 - Of particular interest to their many friends is the announcement of the marriage of Miss Hazel Manning, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Manning of Avard, Okla., and Mr. Eugene Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Long of Enid, Okla, which was performed Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. September 16, By Rev. Ray Vaughan at the Christian Church parsonage in Alva, Oklahoma.

Wedel-Sidman - Sunday, October 20, 1940, Goltry, Okla. - Wedel-Sidman Vows Read At Pretty Ceremony - Miss Ruby Wedel, Goltry, and Jack E. Sidman, Alva, were married I the Zoar Mennonite Church at Goltry, with the minister, the Rev. J. W. Bergen, officiating, in the evening at 7 o'clock on October 20.

Walker-Tanner - October27, 1940, Alva, Okla. - Miss Walker and Mr. Tanner To Be Married This Afternoon - Of interest to a wide circle of friends, is the marriage of Miss Irene Walker of Alva, daughter of Mrs. Wyrick Walker of Wichita, and Mr. Brette M. Tanner, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Tanner, Alva, which will be solemnized this afternoon at four o'clock in the First Methodist church of Alva.

Sartin-Clayton - October 30, 1940, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Sartin-Clayton Vows To Be Read Soon - The marriage of Miss Charlotte Ann Sartin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Sartin, and Mr. Harry Clayton, son of Mrs. Trell Stillwell, will take place October 30, at St. Pauls Episcopal Catherdral at Oklahoma City.

Shafer-Smith - Friday, 1940 - Miss Shafer Becomes Bride of J. B. Smith - Simplicity throughout characterized the ceremony Friday morning when Miss Lillian Shafer, of Alva, exchanged wedding vows with J. B. Smith, also of Alva. Reverend A. L. Williams, of the United Brethren church, officiated at the simple and impressive ceremony. Mrs. Agnes Shafer, Miss Eva Grace Williams, and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Reneau, witnessed the beautiful service.

Earnest-Miner - Friday, 1940 - Opal Mae Earnest, John Miner, Jr. Are Married Friday - Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Earnest announce the marriage of their daughter, Opal Mae, to John Miner, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Miner of Alva. The wedding vows were read at 6:30 Friday evening in the Presbyterian manse with Rev. L. T. Knotter officiating.

Yoeman-LaPlante -- Tuesday, 1940 - Yoeman-LaPlante Vows Are Taken - In a simple service in Sacred Heart Rectory at eight o'clock this morning, Miss Ruth Yoeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Yoeman, 1005 Church and Mr. Gideon La Plante, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. La Plante, Wichita, Kans., were untied in marriage, Rev. Father Claus performed the ceremony.

Hall-Anderson -- Saturday, June 1, 1940 - Hall-Anderson Rites Are Held - A wedding of interest to their many friends in this section of the state occurred Saturday at noon when Miss Louise Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hall, Lookout and Joseph Ward Anderson, son of Mrs. J. W. Anderson, 1017 Barnes, Alva, were united in marriage. The vows were read in the home of Rev. Mosier, pastor of the First Baptist church, Laverne, Okla.

Mack-Smith -- June 15, 1940 - J. B. Smith, Jr. Marries In South Carolina - The wedding of Miss Louise Evangeline Mack, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Jacob Arthur Mack, of the Crescent, to Dr. Jaroud Benonia Smith, Jr., N.S. N., of Alva, Oklahoma, and Charleston, took place at 5:30 o'clock June 15 in St. Phillip's Protestant Episcopal church. With the Rev. Merritt F. Williams, rector, officiating.

Gallon-Rose -Saturday, June 17, 1940, Alva, Oklahoma - Gallon-Rose Nuptials Are Solemnized On Saturday - The Methodist parsonage was the scene of a charming wedding service at one o'clock on Saturday when Miss Dorothy Rose Gallon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Gallon, became the bride of Ralph G. Rose, Jr. Mr. Rose is a graduate of Alva high school and is now employed by the Seismograph Service Corporation in Ardmore.

Lamont-Adams - August 14, 1940, Alva, Oklahoma - Mary Lois Lamont Weds Clifford Adams In Church - Miss Mary Lois Lamont, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Lamont, 621 Church, Alva, will become the bride of Clifford Emerson Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Adams of Wakita, Oklahoma in an impressive ceremony tonight at the Methodist church at 8:00 p.m. Rev. G. A. Parkhurst, pastor, will read the wedding vows, using the single ring ceremony.

Zeidler-Archer - Wednesday, August 14, 1940, Girard, Kansas - Former Freedom Boy Weds Popular Girl At Girard, Kans. - The wedding of Miss Helen Zeidler, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. O. W. Zeidler and Mr. Ellis C. Archer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emile Archer of Freedom, Okla., took place last Wednesday in the Methodist church at Girard, Kansas. Rev. Zeidler, father of the bride, read the double ring ceremony at 8:00 o'clock.

Rauh-Kletke - Sunday, January 21, 1940 - Church Vows Unite Couple - A pretty afternoon ceremony in the Lutheran church today will mark the marriage of Miss Margaret Rauh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Rauh, southeast of Alva, and Roland Kletke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kletke of Alva.

Templin-Applebaugh - January 23, 1940 - Church Ceremony Tuesday Evening Joins Young Couple - One of the most beautiful weddings of the year was the marriage Tuesday of Miss F. Allene Templin, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. O. E. Templin, and Ray E. Applebaugh, son of Mrs. Myrtle Applebaugh of Salina, Kans.

Pennington-Higginbotham - Sunday, February 25, 1940 - Alva Couple Will Marry - A pretty, simple church ceremony will mark the marriage this afternoon of Miss Viola Pennington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Pennington, and Harvey Higginbotham, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Higginbotham.

Lindley-Kessinger - Sunday, March 24, 1940 - Wedding Held Easter Sunday - At a Pretty Easter Wedding attended by members of the two immediate families and a few close friends, Miss Jennilee Lindley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Lindley, became the bride of Paul Kessinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Kessinger of Alva.

Hadwiger-Weigand -Sunday, Spring, 1940 - Wedding Vows Exchanged - Miss Ruth Hadwiger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hadwiger, became the bride of Harvey Weigand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Weigand, Sr., in a ceremony at the home of the bride's parents at 4:30 Sunday afternoon. Reverend W. A. Keller officiated at the ceremony. The vows were exchanged in the presence of the immediate family and intimate friends.

Rives-Walton - May 8, 1940 - Marriage Announcement Is Received - Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Rives, of Kansas City, have announced the marriage of their daughter, Hazel, to Mr. Arley Walton of Alva, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sid P. Walton.

Shafer-Haney - May 31, 1940 - Miss Shafer Weds Byron Haney - A pretty candle light service in the First Presbyterian church in Ferguson, Mo., marked the marriage of Miss Joyce Shafer of Ferguson, daughter of Mrs. Anton Shafer of Alva, to Byron E. Haney, also of Ferguson.

Fulton-Noah -- June 15, 1940, Saturday - Lorraine Fulton and Clay Noah To Wed - Announcement has been received in Alva of the coming marriage of Miss Lorraine Fulton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chet Fulton of Los Angeles, former residents of Alva, and Clay Noah, formerly of Alva, son of Mrs. Musia Maxey of Los Angeles.

Griffith-Simms - Monday, 1940 - Simms-Griffith Wedding Is Solemnized at Woodward - Miss Amora Griffith, of Buffalo, and Herman Simms, of Alva, were married Monday evening at Woodward by the Rev. Fred J. Johnson, pastor of the United Brethren church there. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Griffith, of Buffalo. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Simms

Boyce-Shaefer Wedding - July 14, 1940... Ruth Ida Boyce, daughter of Mrs. Faye O. Boyce, 705 5th Street, became the bride of Andrew A. Shaefer, son of Mr. & Mrs. Chris Schaefer, Alva - July 14, 1940

Thompson-Marcy - Friday, 1940 - Lenore Thompson and Fred Marcy Married Friday Mr. and Mrs. Earnest G. Thompson of Helena, announce the marriage of their daughter Lenore, to Fred E. Marcy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton E. Marcy of Topeka, Kans. The wedding vows were read Friday night at the Methodist parsonage with Rev. George Parkhurst officiating.

Kish-Polson - Saturday, ca 1940 -Miss Emma Kish Is The Bride of Rodney Polson - A marriage of interest to the people of Alva is that of Miss Emma Kish, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Kish, and Mr. Rodney Polson, son of Mrs. Mary Polson, Wichita. The single ring ceremony was read Saturday morning at nine-thirty in the Sacred Heart church with Father Leo Claus officiating.

Healy-Beller - September 21, 1940, Bueyeros, NM - (written by Bueyeros Correspondent) - Emmett Healy, of Wichita, Kans. and Miss Theresa Beller, Bueyeros, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at 9 o'clock on the morning of September 21 at Bueyeros church, Rev. Fr. G. Patrick Smith officiating.

Oldham-Leach - Sunday, October 20, 1940 - Pretty Sunday Rites Unite Young Couple - Miss Verna Maxine Oldham, daughter of Mrs. Oliver Pinkney Oldham, became the bride of Robert Hanson Leach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl G. Leach of Wellington, Kansas at a pretty ceremony Sunday afternoon, October 20, at 4 o'clock in the First Presbyterian Chapel of Alva, Oklahoma. Rev. Ray Vaughan was assisted by Rev. L. T. Knotter of the First Presbyterian church.

Montgomery-Frieden (sic) - Friday, November 22, 1940 - Montgomery-Frieden Engagement Announced - Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Montgomery, 804 Barnes Avenue, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Electa Lee, to Dale E. Freiden (sic), son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Freiden of Burlington, Okla. The wedding will take place on Friday, November 22, at 7:00 in the home of the bride's parents.

Smith-Dale - Saturday, November 23, 1940 - Smith-Dale Marriage Announced - Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Smith, 910 Locust, announce the marriage of their daughter, Helen Marie, to Stephen Homer Dale, son of Stephen M. Dale of Follette, Texas. The marriage took place Saturday night, November 23, in the parsonage of the Christian church with Rev. Ray Vaughan of the Christian church officiating.

Dautel-Eutsler - Saturday, December 7, 1940 - Dautel- Eutsler Marriage Announced - Of interest to their many friends is the marriage of Miss Betty Jo Dautel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Dautel, 818 Normal Street and Mr. Bradford Eutsler, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Eutsler.

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Price-Langley - 1941, Abilene, Texas - Engagement Is Announced - Rev. and Mrs. John Price, Coahoma, Texas, wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Patty Jeane, to Fred Langley, son of Dr. and Mrs. M. F. Langley, Alva. The wedding will take place in the First Methodist church of Abilene with Rev. Price reading the ceremony.

Nida-Hall - Sunday, 1941, Alva, Okla. - Miss Betty Jean Nida and Eldon Hall are Married In Impressive Ceremony - In an impressive ceremony solemnized Sunday, afternoon at four o'clock in the home of the bride's parents, Miss Betty Jean Nida, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Nida, became the bride of Eldon Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hall of Alva. The Rev. M. F. Langley of the First Baptist church read the single ring ceremony before an improvised altar banked with gladioli.

Graves-Arganbright - Saturday, 1941 - Vows Are Read For Miss Graves and Mr. Arganbright - Before an altar banked with yellow and white mums and fern, Miss Madeline Graves, daughter of J. R. Graves, Sentinel, Oklahoma, became the bride of Billy M. Arganbright, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Arganbright, Alva, Saturday evening at the First Methodist church, Sentinel.

Miner-Lockhart -- Thursday, January 1, 1941 - Miss Doris Miner Is the Bride of Walter Lockhart Thursday - In an impressive candlelight ceremony, Thursday, January 1, at the home of the bride's parents, Miss Doris Miner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Miner of Alva, became the bride of Walter Lockhart, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Lockhart, Dacoma, Oklahoma.

Bourne-Richey - February, ca. 1941, Alva, Okla. - Miss Florine Bourne Is the Bride of Billy Lee Richey - A marriage of interest to their friends in Alva is that of Miss Florine Bourne, of Ames, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bourne to Billy Lee Richey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Richey, Alva. The marriage vows were read February 1, in the Wesleyan Methodist church with Rev. Charles Wilson, officiating.

Barta-May -February 12, 1941, Salt Lake City, Utah - Miss Anna Rose Barta - Edward S. May Are Married In Pretty Ceremony - In a pretty ceremony February 21, Miss Anna Rose Barta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Barta, Salt Lake city, Utah, became the bride of Edward S. May, Salt Lake city, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley W. May, Alva. The wedding was solemnized in the Edgehill Tea Garden at Salt Lake City, with Fred W. Schwendlman officiating.

McConaha-Andrew - February 14, 1941 - McConaha-Andrew vows Are Taken February 14 - A marriage of interest to their many friends is that of Miss Marjorie McConaha, Alva, and Milton Andrew, Alva, son of Mrs. Ella Andrew of Amorita. The marriage took place February 14 in the First Christian church, Cherokee, with Rev. W. A. Keller, pastor, reading the ceremony.

Estle-Carl - Saturday, April 4, 1941, Buffalo, Okla. - Marriage of April 4 Announced Here - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Opal Estle to Virgil Carl which took place Saturday, April 4, in the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Carl of Buffalo. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Carrie Estle and Mr. C. E. Estle of Alva.

Richards-Welsch - Easter Sunday, April 5, 1941, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey - Irma Richards, Glenn Welsch Are Married - Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Richards of Arnett, Okla., announce the marriage of their daughter, Irma Richards, to Lt. Glenn A. Welsch of Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, on Easter Sunday, April 5. The ceremony was performed at the Post Chapel at 4:00 p.m. by Chaplain W. H. Teed of Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.

Harth-Rollinn - June 13, 1941, Tucson, AZ - Rosalie Harth, Grant Rollin Married At Tucson, Arizona - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Rosalie Harth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harth, 102 Flynn, to Pvt. Grant Rollinn Davis, Mathon Field, Tucson, Arizona, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Rollinn, Caney, Kansas, June 13, at Tucson, in the Methodist church parsonage. The couple is at home at Tucson.

Brunsteter-Heap - Saturday, July 28, 1941, Ashland, Kans. - Marriage of Miss Billie Lou Brunsteter and Paul Heap - nnounced at Pretty Party Here Saturday - Vows Solemnized At Ashland, Kan., Last July 28 - The announcement of the marriage of Miss Billie Lou Brunsteter, Alva, and Mr. Paul Heap, Tulsa, which was solemnized July 28, 1941, at Ashland, Kansas, came as a pleasant surprise to the guests who were entertained at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Del Brunsteter, 1320 Locust, Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Heap is now attending the University of Oklahoma, where she is a senior in the school of business administration and a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Mr. Heap is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Heap, 1220 S. Victor, Tulsa, and is a junior in the school of architectural engineering at the University of Oklahoma.

Hoyer-Weller - Tuesday, July 29, 1941, McAlester, Okla. - Miss Clara Hoyer and Rev. Robert Weller are Married in Pretty Ceremony Tuesday - In a pretty ceremony Tuesday evening, July 29, at eight o'clock, Miss Clara Hoyer, of Alva, became the bride of Rev. Robert Weller, of McAlester, Oklahoma. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Rev. Otto Hoyer, who also performed the single-ring ceremony.

Peters-Savere - August 16, 1941, Pasadena, Calif. - Miss Elsie Fae Peters Became the Bride of Max Savere in Seven O'clock Ceremony - Married August 16 in a seven o'clock ceremony in Pasadena, California, were Miss Elsie Fae Peters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Peters, Lambert, Okla., and Max Savere, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Savere, Mutual, Oklahoma. Rev. Warmer, pastor of the Methodist church performed the ceremony in the home of Mrs. Rene Engel.

Wright-Blue - Thursday, November 27, ca. 1941, Weatherford, Okla. - Miss Doris Wright and Emil Blue Are Married November 27 - In an impressive ceremony, Thursday morning, November 27, Miss Doris Wright, daughter of C. E. Wright, Waynoka, became the bride of Emil Blue, son of Mrs. E. M. Blue, Alva. The wedding vows were read by Rev. A. G. Burgett at Weatherford, Okla.

Miller-Baird - ca. 1940s, Alva, Oklahoma - Miss Lois Miller Becomes The Bride of Kenneth Baird Sunday Morning - A marriage of interest was solemnized Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Miller, 1031 Eighth Street, when their daughter, Miss Lois Miller, became the bride of Kenneth K. Baird, son of Charles A. Baird, Wichita.

Johnston-Hellman - Thursday, 1941 - Miss Ida Johnston and Earl Hellman Are Married In Impressive Ceremony - In an impressive ceremony, Thursday morning at 8:30, in the Sacred Heart church, Miss Ida Johnston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Johnston, Capron, became the bride of Early Hellman, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hellman. Father Leo Claus read the double ring ceremony.

Potuznik-Schaefer - Saturday, 1941 - Miss Kathryn Potuznik, and Virgil W. Schaefer Are Married Saturday - A marriage of interest to their many friends is that of Miss Kathryn Potuznik, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Potuznik and Virgil W. Schaefer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Schaefer, Capron. The double ring ceremony was read Saturday morning at nine o'clock in the Lutheran parsonage with Rev. Otto Hoyer officiating.

Melton-Kessinger - Sunday, 1941, Alva, Okla. - Miss Esther Melton Is The Bride of Leo Kessinger - In a simple ceremony at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the home of the bride's mother, Miss Esther Melton, daughter of Mrs. Harriett Melton, Alva, became the bride of Mr. Leo Kessinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Kessinger, Alva.

Kinsall-Rowntree - August 20, 1941, Navy Field Chapel, San Diego, Calif. - Miss Rose Marie Kinsall & Worth W. Rowntree Exchange Vows In Ceremony At San Diego - A marriage of interest to their many friends of Alva is that of Miss Rose Marie Kinsall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Kinsall, Alva, and Worth W. Rowntree, formerly of Alva. The nuptial vows were exchanged August 20 in the famous navy field chapel on North Island, San Diego, California. Chaplain W. L. Kennedy of the U.S.N. Air Station, San Diego, preformed the ceremony.

Harrington-Bagenstos, Jr. -Wednesday, September 24, 1941 - Katherine Harrington and Joe Bagenstos, Jr. Wed September 24 - A marriage of interest to their many friends of Alva is that of Miss Katherine Harrington, daughter of Mrs. Margaret Harrington, and Joe H. Bagenstos, Jr. Father Leo Claus read the low nuptial mass in the Sacred Heart Church Wednesday morning.

Hicks-Rodkey - October 4, 1941, Altus, Okla. - A marriage of interest to the people of this community is that of Miss Phyllis Hicks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett S. Hicks of Alva, and Edward Garth Rodkey, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Rodkey, Alva. The wedding vows were read October 4 in the Baptist Tabernacle church at Altus with Rev. William T. Savage officiating.

Spangler-Sharp - October 6, 1941, Cherokee, Okla. - Spangler-Sharp Wed October 6 - A marriage of interest to their many friends of Alva is that of Miss Maxine Spangler daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Spangler, Walsh, Colorado, and Lt. Paul Sharp, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Sharp of Cherokee. The wedding vows were read October 6 by Rev. W. A. Keller in the Chrisitan church parsonage of Cherokee.

Lambert-Vail -Sunday, November 30, 1941, Wichita, Kans. - Miss Alfreda Lambert To Wed At Wichita November 30 - The engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Alfreda Lambert, Barber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Lambert, Hopeton, and Clem Vail, son of Mrs. Rosa Vail, Wichita is announced today

May-Garvin - Thursday, 1941 - Jean May and Loyd Garvin Are Wed In Simple Marriage Ceremony Thursday - In an impressive ceremony at 9 o'clock Thursday morning Miss Jean Kathryn May and Loyd Clinton Garvin were married in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley W. May, 908 Seventh Street. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Miller, pioneer residents of Alva, while Mr. Garvin is the son of Mrs. Mamie Duel, Carmen.

McClure-Davey - June 3, 1941 - Engagement Announcement of Miss Linnie Lee McClure and Frank Vincent Davey - Interesting to Alva is announcement of the engagement and approaching marriage of Linnie Lee McClure, former Alva girl, to Frank Vincent Davey of Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. George Lowry McClure, Alva, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Linnie Lee McClure, to Frank Vincent Davey, son of Mrs. Joseph A. Davey of Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Buffalo, N.Y. The wedding will follow Miss McClure's graduation from Mount St. Mary's college in California in June.

Quigley-Reeves - August 1, 1941 - Former College Student Weds Friday Evening - Married Friday evening, August 1, at the home of Rev. and Mrs. A. Ray Vaughan, were Miss Vuren Quigley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Quigley, Elkhart, Kans., and Marvin Reeves of Guymon.

Blumberg-Barkley - October 12, 1941 - Miss Blumberg and Mr. Barkley Are Married October 12 - A marriage of interest to their many friends in Alva is that of Miss Marian Blumberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Blumberg, and J. D. Barkley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Barkley. The marriage vows were read October 12, in Enid, Oklahoma, by W. J. Gettel.

Bryson-McJunkin - November, 1941 - In an early November wedding, Miss Lena Bryson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Bryson, Alva, became the bride of Lloyd A. McJunkin, Wichita. The wedding vows were read in Newton, Kansas, with Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Hobbs as the only attendants. Mrs. McJunkin is a graduate of Alva High School and attended Northwestern State college where she was president-elect of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority for the year 1941-42. During the term of 1940-41 she was elected queen of the Ranger yearbook. Mr. McJunkin is the son of O. J. McJunkin, Wichita, and a graduate of Wellington high school.

Lehl-Staake - November 24, ca. 1941 - Miss Freida Lehl, Fred W. Staake Are Married November 24 - In a simple ceremony, November 24, Miss Freida Lehl became the bride of Fred W. Staake, at Medford, Oklahoma. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Lehl, Alva, wore a blue-green tweed suit with black accessories.

Green-Peebles - December 14, ca. 1941 - Miss Bertha Alice Green Becomes the Bride of Francis Marion Peebles - In an impressive ceremony Sunday afternoon, December 14, Miss Bertha Alice Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Green, Alva, became the bride of Mr. Francis Marion Peebles, Mutual, Oklahoma. The single ring ceremony was performed before an improvised altar of ferns and flowers with Rev. M. F. Langley, of the First Baptist church, officiating.

Schooley-Farrell - December 21, ca. 1941 - Approaching Marriage of Couple announced - Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Schooley have announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Bernice, to Mr. Kenneth Farrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson D. Farrell of Alva. The ceremony will take place in the home of Miss Schooley's parents, 1330 Flynn, December 21, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. M. F. Langley, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate. Mr. Farrell is now director of music in the Mooreland, Oklahoma, schools.

Irwin-Frieze - Thursday, ca. 1941 - California Girl Becomes Bride of Berton D. Frieze - Of interest throughout the community is the wedding of Miss Zella Irwin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Irwin of Freedom, and Mr. Berton D. Frieze of Alva. The single ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Otto Hoyer, minister of the Lutheran church Thursday evening at eight-thirty at the home of Mrs. Clara Frieze, 802 Barnes, Alva, Okla.

Simms-Marsh -Thursday, ca. 1941 - Miss Jean Simms, Charles Marsh Are Married - A marriage of interest to their many friends, is that of Miss Jean Simms, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. O. O. Simms, and Charles Marsh, son of Mr. And Mrs. C. A. Marsh, Webster City, Iowa. The wedding vows were read Thursday afternoon at 3:45 at the home of the bride's parents, with Rev. M. F. Langley officiating.

Callison-Hull - Friday, April 4, 1941 - Miss Eleanor Callison, Edward Hull Are Married Friday Evening - Miss Eleanor Almeda Callison was united in marriage to Edward Earl Hull, at 5:15p.m. Friday at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. And Mrs. E. R. Callison, 1027 Choctaw. Mr. Hull is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hull, 1024 Normal. He is a member of the U. S. Army stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., but is soon to be transferred to Pine Camp, New York, where they will make their home.

Young-Donley - Sunday, April 13, 1941 - Nanci Ann Young, Lowell Donley Are Married Sunday - A marriage of interest to their many friends is that of Miss Nanci Ann Young, daughter of Scott Young, and Lowell Donley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Donley. The marriage vows were read Sunday at three o'clock in the Methodist parsonage with Rev. George Parkhurst officiating. The single ring ceremony was used.

Shirley-Bradbury - Tuesday, May 6, 1941, Yuma, Ariz. - Miss Vera Shirley, Robert A. Bradbury Are Married May 8 - Of interest to the people of Alva is the marriage of Miss Vera Shirley, formerly of Alva, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Shirley, Alva and Robert A. Bradbury, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Bradbury, Tacoma, Wash. The wedding vows were read Tuesday, May 6, in Yuma, Ariz.

Tidwell-Adams - Sunday, June 15, 1941 - Miss Hazel Teidwll, Robert Lee Adams Are Married June 15 - A wedding of interest to their many friends is that of Miss Hazel Tidwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tidwell, and Robert Lee Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Adams, Hardtner, Kans. The marriage vows were read at the Cedar Grove church, Sunday, June 15, at one o'clock by Rev. M. F. Bess.

Greer-Corbin - December 25, 1941 - Miss Greer Weds Raymond Corbin On Christmas Day - A 5 o'clock ceremony on Christmas day marked the marriage of Miss Mira Mae Greer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Greer, and Raymond Corbin, son of Mrs. Lona Corbin of Birch Tree, Mo.

Howell-Hickerson - Sunday, June 15, 1941 - In a pretty ceremony Sunday morning, June 15, in Alva, Oklahoma, Miss Mary Dorine Howell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Howell, Alva, became the bride of Mr. Herman H. Hickerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hickerson, Alva. The wedding vows were read at ten o'clock in the First Methodist church parsonage at Enid, with Rev. F. S. Crowe officiating.

Stout-Clark - Wednesday, 1941, Lawton, Okla. - Stout-Clark Marriage Announced - Of interest to the Alva people is the marriage of Miss Fern Stout of Higgins, Texas, and Paul Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Clark, of Alva.

Wesner-Rath - Thursday, 1941 - Miss Sylvia Wesner, Roger Rath Are Married Thursday - Mrs. Maude Wesner announces the marriage of her daughter Sylvia, to Mr. Roger Rath, son of Mrs. Charles Rath of Denver, Colorado. The marriage took place in the First Baptist church Thursday evening at 7:30 with Rev. M. F. Langley officiating, using the single ring ceremony.

Brickman-Broyles - January 1, 1941 - Brickman-Broyles Engagement Announced -Mr. and Mrs. Ben Brickman announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Esta Belle, to Mr. Floyd Broyles of Denver, Colo. The wedding date is set for New Years Day, January 1, 1941. In an attractive home wedding Miss Esta Belle Brickman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Brickman, became the bride of Mr. Floyd E. Broyles, son of Mrs. O. O. Davis of Denver, Colorado, at noon on New Year's. Rev. L. T. Knotter of the Presbyterian church officiated using the double ring ceremony.

Reed-Schwab - Saturday, January 26, 1941 - Reed-Schwab Approaching Marriage Announced - Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Reed, 405 E. Barnes, wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rose Ella, to Mr. Kenneth Delano Schwab, of Cherokee. Kenneth Schwab, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schwab of Cherokee.

Evans-Calkins - Saturday, February 1, 1941, Tulsa, Okla. - Julia Evans To Wed Edwin Calkins of Tulsa - A marriage of interest to the people of Alva is that of Miss Julia Joy Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Evans of Alva, and Edwin Crain Calkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Calkins of Omaha.

Clark-Parker - Saturday, February 8, 1941, Lawton, Oklahoma - Cleta Lucille Clark and Harold Parker Married Saturday - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clark, Tegarden, announce the marriage of their daughter, Cleta Lucille, to Harold Eugene Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Parker of Avard. The wedding was an event of February 8th at Lawton, Okla. Mrs. Parker will make her home with her parents at the present time, while Mr. Parker is taking a years training at Fort Sill, Okla.

Mott-Clark - Saturday, February 22, 1941 - Vona L. Mott, Glenn W. Clark Marriage Announced - Mrs. W. H. Mott of Carmen announces the marriage of her daughter, Vona L. to Glenn W. Clark, son of Dr. and Mrs. A. W. Clark Saturday, February 22 in the Christian church of Enid with Rev. Robert Martin officiating.

Otte-Schupbach - Sunday March 16, 1941, Pasadena, Calif. - Miss Fern Otte, Ralph A. Schupbach Married March 16 - Miss Fern Otte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Otte, became the bride of Ralph A. Schupbach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schupbach, Sunday, March 16. The single ring ceremony was read by Rev. J. A. Schlicting in the Mount Olive Lutheran church, Pasadena, Calif.

Miller-Hansen - Wednesday, March 12, 1941 - Miss Mildred Miller - Mr. Charles Hansen Are Married Wednesday - Miss Mildred Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Miller, Alva, became the bride of Charles Hansen, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Hansen, of Goodwell, Wednesday evening, March 12, at the Christian church parsonage. Rev. G. R. Vaughan read the wedding vows using the single ring ceremony.

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Julian- Thomas - Wednesday, February, 1942, NYS, NY - Betrothal of Miss Julian Is Announced - Julian-Thomas Wedding Vows Read in Riverside Drive Church - Mr. and Mrs. Dee Julian, Alva, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Gwendolyn Dee. Julian, to Ensign Howard Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Thomas, Alva, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Riverside Drive church, New York city, N.Y. The nuptial vows were read by the Rev. C. Leslie Glenn, Navy chaplain of the Prairie State college.

Meskimen-Welty (handwritten above article - Freedom, Feb. 16, 1942)... A marriage of much interest to their many friends was that of Mrs. Ruby Meskimen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilson, and Ellsworth Welty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nove Welty, which was solemnized at Coldwater, Kansas, Sunday, with Judge M. M. Cosby officiating. The bride wore a street length dress of blue, with black accessories. Pete Welty, brother of the groom, and Miss Grace Keon of Woodward were the only attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Welty, who will make their home on the Ruby Eden ranch, east of town, have many friends here who extend congratulations to the happy couple.

Riggs-Murrow (handwritten above article - Dacoma Feb. 20, 1942)... Wedding vows were exchanged between Miss Delores Riggs and Dean Murrow at high noon Sunday in the home of the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Murrow. About 4 o'clock the young couple left for Wichita, Kansas, where they will make their home. Dean has employment with the Cessna Airplane factory

Beck-Lancaster - October 12, 1942, Enid, Okla. - Marriage of Alva Couple Is Announced - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Marie Back, daughter of Mrs. Patience L. Beck, Alva, to Alfred Lancaster, son of Mrs. Steve Lancaster, Alva. The wedding took place October 12, at Enid, with Justice Jacobs officiating the single ring ceremony.

Lane-Gentry - 17 October 1942, Guthrie, Okla. - Jonnie Lane Becomes Bride of Byron Gentry In Quiet Wedding - Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lane announce the marriage of their daughter, Jonnie, to Byron Gentry, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Gentry, Broken Bow, Oklahoma. The wedding took place October 17, in the parsonage of the Presbyterian church at Guthrie, with Rev. Hendrix officiating the double ring ceremony.

Brunsteter-Owl - Saturday, October 31, 1942, Boston, Mass. - Former Alva Girl Is Wed In Simple Service In Boston - Announcement was made today by Mrs. W. G. Brunsteter, Alva, of the marriage of her daughter, Miss Della Brunsteter, to George Allen Owl, United States Army. The ceremony was performed in Boston, Massachusetts, at 11 o'clock, Saturday morning, October 31, in historic King's Chapel, which was established in 1688. The Reverend Emily Mayer performed the ceremony.

Conrod-Litton - 4 November 1942, Sherman, Texas - Miss Dorylas Conrod Is Bride of Lieut. Nate B. Litton - Marriage vows uniting Miss Dorylas Conrod daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Conrod, Ada, Oklahoma, and Lieut. Nate B. Litton, son of Mrs. N. B. Litton, Alva, Oklahoma, were exchanged November 4, at Sherman, Texas.

Estill-Bennett - Monday, November 16, 1942, Carrier, Okla. - Ruth Estill Becomes Bride of Lt. Bennett - Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Ruth Estill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Estill, Carrier, and Lieut. Virgil C. Bennett, Fort Worth, Texas, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bennett, Drummond. The wedding took place in the Congregational church at Carrier, with Rev. Walter Ross, pastor, officiating, Monday evening, November 16.

Hatcher-Wolgamott - Saturday, 17 November, 1942, Wichita, Kansas - Gwendolyn Hatcher and First Sgt. Wolgamott Wed November 17 - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Gwendolyn Hatcher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hatcher, Alva, to First Sgt. Wilford E. Wolgamott, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Wolgamott, Hardtner. Rev. Dewey performed the single ring ceremony in the Grace Methodist parsonage at Wichita, Kansas, Tuesday, November 17, at five o'clock.

Mosshart-Brown - Thursday, December 3, 1942 - Mosshart-Brown Vows Exchanged - Mr. and Mrs. John Mosshart, Alva, announce the marriage of their daughter, Zona Mae, to Pvt. Buster B. Brown, Cherokee. The wedding took place Thursday, December 3, with Rev. Ray Vaughan officiating the single ring ceremony in the Christian church parsonage.

Cordell-Werner - December 20, 1942, Alva, Okla. - Marriage of Miss Wanda Cordell To Bill Werner Is Announced - Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Cordell, 803 Third, Alva, announce the marriage of their daughter, Wanda, to Bill Werner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Werner, Alva. The wedding took place at 3 p.m. December 20, at the home of the bride's parents. Rev. M.F. Langley, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

McKitrick-Burke - Tuesday, December 22, 1942, Archie, Missouri - McKitrick-Burke Vows Exchanged December 22 - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Gertrude McKitrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. McKitrick, 410 Center, to Staff Sgt. Rhodes W. Burke, son of R. M. Burke, Ochelata, Okla. The marriage took place Tuesday, December 22, at the home of Mrs. Jay Simpson, Archie, Missouri, with Rev. Jay Simpson, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating the double ring ceremony.

Benton-Rauh - Thursday, December 31, 1942, Houston, Texas - Texas Girl Becomes Bride of Arthur Joh Rauh December 31 - Word has been received here of the marriage of Miss Ermal Benton, niece of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Verhelle, Houston, Texas, to Arthur John Rauh, Houston, son of Alvin A. Rauh, Alva. The ceremony was read in the St. Paul's Methodist church, Thursday, December 31, by Rev. Charles F. Smith, a pastor of St. Paul's, at Houston.

Wade-Sams - 31, December, 1942 - South Pacific Veteran Home On furlough to Get Married - Robert Sams Has Eleven Battles Tucked Under His belt; Was in Midway Action - Robert Sams Clippings - He came from many battles in the South Pacific with no scars only to get "socked in the puss" by Cupid! Robert Sams, 19-year old Alva sailor and former coxswain on the destroyer USS Gwin, returned home on a 15-day furlough, arriving here Christmas eve. And now he is going to marry Miss Jeannette Wade, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wade, Enid. Sams, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. I. Sams, 524 Choctaw, has been in the navy a little over a year and is already a veteran of many battles on the seas of the South Pacific.

Lockhart-Reccius - 11 June 1950, Hooker, Okla. - Marjorie Lockhart Weds Lloyd Reccius - Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lockhart are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Marjorie, to Lloyd Reccius, son of the Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Reccius, Hooker, Rev. Reccius read the nuptial vows for the couple in the First Baptist church in Hooker at 4 p.m. June 11, before immediate families.

French-Kirkham - 24 June 1950, Saturday, Alva, Okla. - McArthur Home is Scene of Wedding for Frances Dean French and Richard Kirkham - Mr. and Mrs. L. L. French, Capron, announce the marriage of their daughter, Frances Dean French, to Richard Kirkham, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Kirkham of Sweetwater, Ala.

Wasson-Hall - Saturday, 25 July 1942, Wichita Falls, Texas - Wasson-Hall Marriage Is Announced Here - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Laura Bess Wasson, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. A. f. Wasson, Muskogee, to Pvt. Frank Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hall, Fairview. The ceremony took place late Saturday evening, July 25, at Wichita Falls, Tex., in the home of Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the Lamar Avenue Baptist church.

Rudy-Cinnamon - Friday, 31 July 1942 - Ruth Rudy Becomes Bride of Lee Cinnamon At Charming Ceremony - Dignity and charming simplicity marked the wedding of Miss Ruth Rudy, daughter of Mr. J. P. Rudy, to Mr. Lee Cinnamon, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cinnamon of Garber, Friday, July 31, at 9 a.m., in the home of the bride's father. This also marks the wedding anniversary of her twin sister, Mrs. Earl Geis.

Bloyd-Ware -- Sunday, August, 1942, Alva, Okla. - Bloyd-Ware Vows Exchanged - The United Brethern church of Alva was the scene of the beautiful wedding of Velma Ruth Bloyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Bloyd, Alva, and Ernest A. Ware, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Ware of Fargo at 9 o'clock Sunday morning.

Avery-Quinlan - Tuesday, September 1, 1942, Buffalo, Okla. - Avery-Quinlan Vows Are Read - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Margaret Avery, daughter of Mrs. Kate Avery, Knowles, Okla., to Kenneth C. Quinlan, Waynoka. The vows were read at Buffalo, Tuesday, September 1, at 8 o'clock in the evening.

Conrod-Litton - 4 November 1942, Sherman, Texas - Miss Dorylas Conrod Is Bride of Lieut. Nate B. Litton - Marriage vows uniting Miss Dorylas Conrod daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Conrod, Ada, Oklahoma, and Lieut. Nate B. Litton, son of Mrs. N. B. Litton, Alva, Oklahoma, were exchanged November 4, at Sherman, Texas.

Harzman-Crowder - Saturday, 14 (sic) November 1942, South Bend, Ind. - Dorothy Harzman Becomes Bride of Earl Crowder November 14 - Miss Luella Harzman, Alva, announces the marriage of her niece, Miss Dorothy M. Harzman, to Earl F. Crowder, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Crowder, Cherokee, Oklahoma. Mrs. Earl Crowder, South Bend, Indiana, was Miss Dorothy Harzman before her marriage Saturday evening, November 17 (sic), in the Methodist church at South Bend. She is the niece of Miss Luella Harzman, 917 Flynn, Alva, and Mr. Crowder is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Crowder, Cherokee.

Gibson-Frei -15 November 1942, Wichita, Kans. - Kathryn Gibson Becomes Bride of Bethel Frei November 15 - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Kathryn Gibson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Gibson, Goltry, Oklahoma, and Bethel Frei, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Frei, Hardtner, Kansas.

Estill-Bennett - Monday, November 16, 1942, Carrier, Okla. - Ruth Estill Becomes Bride of Lt. Bennett - Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Ruth Estill, daughter of Mr. and mrs. William Estill, Carrier, and Lieut. Virgil C. Bennett, Fort Worth, Texas, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bennett, Drummond. The wedding took place in the Congregational church at Carrier, with Rev. Walter Ross, pastor, officiating, Monday evening, November 16. The vows were exchanged in the presence of the parents of the bride and bridegroom and a few other guests including Joan DeHaas, Mrs. Ross and daughter, Barbara.

Riecker-McKinney - Saturday, 21 November 1942, Alva, Okla. - Riecker-McKinney Vows Exchanged November 21 - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Mari Riecker, daughter of Mr. Charles Riecker, Arcata, California, formerly of Capron, to Pvt. Howard E. McKinney, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. McKinney, Alva. Rev. G. R. Vaughan performed the single ring ceremony in the First Christian parsonage, Alva, Saturday, November 21, at 5:30 p.m.

Benjamin-Snyder - Sunday, November 22, 1942 - Benjamin-Snyder Nuptial Vows Read Sunday, November 22 - Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Benjamin, Alva, announce the marriage of their daughter, Rozella Mae, to Glenn E. Snyder, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Snyder, Capron. Rev. G. R. Vaughan of the First Christian church read the single ring ceremony Sunday, November 22, in the church parsonage at 9:15 a.m.

Humes-Watkins -- Wednesday, 25 November 1942 - Humes-Watkins Vows Exchanged November 25 - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Nora Belle Humes in the Christian parsonage Wednesday afternoon, November 25, with Rev. Ray Vaughan officiating

Cornish-Behrens - Sunday, 1942, Alva, Okla. - Blanche Cornish, John Behrens Vows Read Sunday Afternoon In Alva - Mrs. Pearl Gibson, Alva, announced the marriage of her daughter, Miss Blanche Cornish, to Mr. John Behrens, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Behrens, also of Alva, Sunday afternoon. The vows were exchanged in the home of the bride, which was beautifully decorated with cut flowers. Rev. Ray Vaughan, pastor of the First Christian church, read the vows, at the double ring ceremony.

Zion-Schroeder - Thursday, 1942, Enid, Okla. - Clara Zion - Cpl. Cecil Schroeder married Thursday At Enid Church - The marriage of Miss Clara Zion, Durant, and Corp. Cecil Schroeder, Alva, was solemnized in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian church of Enid Thursday morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. Kenneth M. Stewart, minister of Westminister Presbyterian church.

Kraft-Otte - April 25, 1942, Wichita, Kans. - Dorothy Kraft Weds Ernest Otte In Wichita April 25 - An announcement of interest is made today of the marriage of Miss Dorothy Kraft, daughter of Mr. Conrad Kraft, Burlington, to Mr. Ernest W. Otte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Otte, of this city. The single ring ceremony was performed by Rev. L. H. Deffner at Wichita, April 25, in the Immanel Lutheran church. The couple was attended by the bride's sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fullington, Wichita.

Bodey-Fox - Sunday, May 3, 1942, Alva, Okla. - Miss Sybil Bodey and Charles Fox are Married Sunday at Church Here - Miss Sybil Bodey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Bodey, and Charles Fox, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Fox, exchanged nuptial vows May 3. The service was read by Rev. G. R. Baughan, pastor of the First Christian church, I the main auditorium of the church, using the double ring ceremony.

DeClerck-O'Neil - Monday, June 1, 1942, Alva, Okla. - DeClerck, Carmen, Marries Jeremiah O'Neil at Alva Church - Mr. and Mrs. Phil DeClerck of Carmen, announce the marriage of their daughter, Alice, to Jeremiah D. O'Neil, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan O'Neil of Alva. The ceremony was solemnized at the Sacred Heart church in Alva, June 1, at 9:00 a.m. The Rev. Father Leo Claus officiated. Sister Salome, Alva, played the organ and Joyce Beem, Alva, was vocalist for the ceremony.

Bonine-Ging - June 21, 1942, Alva, Okla. - Miss Dorothy Bonine Becomes Bride of Herman Ging In Vesper Ceremony at First Methodist Church Sunday - Miss Dorothy Ann Bonine (photo on left), Bride-elect of Herman C. Ging, has asked her sister, Darlene (photo on right), to attend her as maid of honor at her marriage on June 21 in the First Methodist church, Alva, Okla. The Misses Bonine are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Bonine, Wakita, Okla., and Mr. Ging is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ging, Aline, Okla. Today Miss Dorothy Bonine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bonine, Wakita, and Mr. Herman Ging, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ging, Aline, will be united in marriage at 5:30 o'clock in the First Methodist church. Rev. G. A. Parkhurst will officiate.

Cox-Morehart - July 4, 1942, Cherokee, Okla. - Ladonna Leigh cox Marries Murrel Jesse Morehart July 4 at Cherokee - Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Cox, Alva, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Ladonna Leigh Cox, to Murrel Jesse Morehart, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Morehart, Alva. The marriage was solemnized on July 4, at Cherokee, in the Christian church parsonage. Rev. W. A. Keller read the service. Attendants for the couple were Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Whitehead, Cherokee. Mrs. Whitehead is a sister of the bride.

Wright-Metcalf - July 5, 1942, Hays, Kans. - Marriage of Interest Here Is Announced - Mrs. Rosa Wright, of Alva, announce the marriage of her daughter, Miss Florence (Babe) Wright, to Dale Metcalf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Metcalf, Jet. The marriage was solemnized July 5, by Rev. Burns of the Methodist church at Hays, Kansas.

Dague-Blue - Friday, July 10, 1942, Fairview, Okla. - Mary Lois Dague & Amos Dean Blue - Married Friday Night at Home of Bride's Parents In Fairview - An announcement of interest is made today of the marriage of Miss Mary Lois Dague, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Dague of Fariview, to Pvt.. Amos Dean Blue, son of Mrs. E. M. Blue, of this city. The ceremony took place Friday evening, July 10, at 8:00 at the home of the bride's parents. Rev. A. K. Fleming, pastor of the Methodist church, officiated.

Martin-Hazard - Thursday, July 16, 1942, Cherokee, Okla. - Martin, Hazard Vows Read Thursday At Cherokee Church - Miss Mary Louise Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. V. Martin, Alva, became the bride of Mr. R. H. Hazard, son of Mrs. C. A. Gibler, Alva, Thursday, July 16, at Cherokee.

Ross-Meyers (sic) -Friday, July 17, 1942, San Obispo, Calif. -
Ross-Meyers (sic) Marriage Is Announced Here. - Announcement of interest was made Saturday of the marriage of Miss Gerry Ross, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. R. G. Ross, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, to Corp. John B. Myers, Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Myers of Alva. The couple were untied in marriage at San Obispo, Calif., Friday, July 17.

Morefield-Nicola Vows Taken Here Friday - ca. 1942... Morefield-Nicola Vows Are Taken Here Friday - Enid Girl Weds Alva Man in Quiet Ceremony. Miss Lorene Morefield, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Glen C. Morefield, 2104 West Randolph, to Stanley Nicola, son of Mrs. Lorena Nicola, Alva. 1942 Newsclipping...

Smith-Hubbert - Sunday, 1942 - Jeanette Smith and Ford Hubbert Wed In Quiet Ceremony - In a quiet ceremony at 5:30 Sunday afternoon, Miss Jeannette smith, daughter of Mr.. and Mrs. A. A. Smith, 621 Fifth Street became the bride of Ford Hubbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Hubbert, Fargo, Okla. The wedding was held in the home of the bridegroom's parents.

Pugh-Hagen - Saturday, 1942, Beaver, Oklahoma - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Mada Pugh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Pugh, of Balko, to Mr. Ray Hagen, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hagen, of Carmen. The ceremony was performed at the Church of God in Beaver on Saturday evening, with Rev. B. D. Brown reading the vows. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Pugh attended the couple.

Wares-Welsch - Sunday, 4 January 1942 - Esther Mae Wares Is the Bride of G. W. Welsch - In an impressive ceremony Sunday, January 4, 1942, at two o'clock, Miss Esther Mae Wares, Alva, became the bride of G. W. (Jack) Welsch, Ponca City, Oklahoma. The marriage vows were read in the Methodist church parsonage by Rev. G. A. Parkhurst.

Beekman-McBrinn - February 8, 1942, Oklahoma City - Miss Martha Beekman Will Become The Bride of Robert John McBrinn - The engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Martha Beekman, daughter of Mrs. Everett Agnew, Arkansas City, Kansas, and Robert John McBrinn, Alva, son of Mrs. Bonnie Nance McBrinn, Oklahoma City, has been announced.

Fry-Poorbaugh - Thursday, February 12, 1942 - A very beautiful but quiet wedding took place Thursday, February 12, 1942, at ten o'clock in the morning when Miss Irene Fry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Fry, became the bride of Mr. Carl A. Poorbaugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Poorbough (sic), of Knowles, at the Methodist parsonage at Buffalo.

Norris-Kilmer - Thursday, February 19, 1942, Cherokee, Okla. - Vows Are Read for Miss Virginia Norris and Russell Kilmer Thursday in Quiet Ceremony - In a quiet ceremony at two o'clock Miss Virginia Norris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Norris, Alva, became the bride of Russell L. Kilmer, son of Melvin Kilmer, Alva. The marriage vows were read in the Friends Church parsonage at Cherokee, Okla., Thursday, February 19, with Rev. Elmer M. Ditch, officiating. Only attendants at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Hensley, Jr.

Huddle-Wolgamott - March 14, 1942, Wichita Kansas - Clarice Huddle-Don Wolgamott Nuptials Are Announced Here - The marriage of Miss Clarice Jean Huddle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Huddle, Cherokee to Mr. Donald Dean Wolgamott, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Wolgamott, Hardtner, Kansas was solemnized in the chapel auditorium of the First Methodist church, Wichita, Kansas, March 14. Dr. Tom Williams, pastor of the church, conducted the ceremony using the single ring service.

Barkley-Crenshaw, Jr. - Wednesday, March 18, 1942 - Gwendolyn Barkley Becomes Bride of Bill Crenshaw, Jr., Wednesday - Miss Gwendolyn E. Barkley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Barkley of 1202 Locust, became the bride of William T. Crenshaw, Jr., in a ceremony which took place in the Methodist parsonage by Rev. Parkhurst.

Lansdowne-Bullard - Saturday, March 26, 1942 - Stella Lansdowne-Clyde Bullard marriage Vows Announced Sunday - Rev. and Mrs. E. Ray Lansdowne announce the marriage of their daughter, Stella Irene, to Clyde F. Bullard, Saturday, sister of the bridegroom.

Cleveland-Brewer - Saturday, May 30, 1942 - Anna Cleveland, David S. Brewer Exchange Wedding Vows In Missouri - Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Cleveland, of Alva, announce the marriage of their daughter, Anna, to David S. Brewer, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Brewer, of Cuba, Missouri. Rev. Witt Holly, pastor of the Cuba Methodist church, performed the nuptial ceremony, in the home of the bridegroom's parents, Saturday, May 30.

Stagner-Hood - Sunday, June 7, 1942 - Nuptial Vows Exchanged In Pretty Ceremony Sunday - A pretty wedding of interest to people of this community was solemnized Sunday, June 7 at noon, when vows were exchanged by Miss Ester Stagner, Northwesern State college senior, and Lester O. Hood of Aline. The double ring ceremony was used by the Rev. S. R. Brannon of Peublo, Colo., uncle of the bride, when he read the service before a flower banked altar at Blue Mound church at Gray. The bride was given in marriage by her 80 year old grandfather, Mr. Fred Clark of Baldwin Park, Calif.

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Fisher-Roby, Jr. - Saturday, 23 May, 1943, Alva, Okla. - Fisher, Roby vows Solemnized At Weigand Home Saturday Morning - The marriage of Miss Mary Alice Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fisher, 818 Center, and Max Roby, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Roby, Sr., Wichita, was solemnized at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of the bride's cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Weigand, 729 Third St.

Albright-Clark - Thursday, 17 June 1943, Alva, Okla. - Gloria Albright Becomes Bride of Lieutenant Clark Thursday Evening - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Albright, 405 Tenth St., announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Gloria Albright, to Second Lieut. Edward J. Clark, of the 92nd College Training Detachment, Alva, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Clark, Brooklyn, NY, Thursday evening in the parsonage of the First Christian church. The double-ring ceremony was solemnized by the Rev. G. R. Vaughan at 8:30 o'clock.

Aitken-Wagner -Saturday, July, 1943, Alva, Okla. - Miss Aitken Becomes Bride of Captain Ernest G. Wagner In Formal Church Ceremony Saturday - Before an altar banked with floor baskets of gladioli and white floor candelabra, Miss Phyllis Jean Aitken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. King Phillip Aitken, 917 College, became the bride of Capt. Ernest G. Wagner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. Wagner of Fond du Lac, Wis. The single ring ceremony was read at 11 o'clock, Saturday morning in the First Presbyterian church by the Rev. L. T. Knotter, church pastor.

Hort-Holding - Thursday, May, 1943, Alva, Okla. - Hort-Holding Vows Read In Alva Thursday - Miss Anna Hort, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hort, Sr., east of Alva, was married to PFC. Bill O. Holding, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Holding, Marshal, Thursday evening at the Lutheran parsonage in Alva. The Rev. Otto Hoyer performed the double-ring ceremony.

Phelps-Bicknell - Sunday, June, 1943 - Miss Phelps Bride-Elect of Brooks Bicknell - Dr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Phelps of El Reno announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Mary Margaret Phelps, to Brooks H. Bicknell of Oklahoma city, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Bicknell, Alva. The wedding will be an event of early June.

Kinzie-Kightlinger - Thursday, 10 June 1943, Amarillo, Tex. - Wanda Kinzie Is Bride of Pvt. Kightlinger - Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Kinzie announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Wanda Berlene Kinzie, to Pfc. Robert L. Kightlinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Kightlinger of Quinlan, Okla., Thursday, June 10, in Amarillo, Tex. The single-ring ceremony was read by the Rev. R. N. Huckabee, in the 10th Avenue Methodist church at 3 p.m.

Glasgow-Tate - Friday, 2 July 1943, Hugo, Okla. - Glasgow, Tate Vows Exchanged - Mr. and Mrs. Earl Glasgow of Dacoma announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Dana Mazine Glasgow, to Pvt. Glenard Mack Tate, Friday, July 2, at Hugo, Okla. The Rev. C. W. Lester read the nuptial vows in the First Methodist church.

Deusinger-Thilsted - Saturday, 24 July 1943, Denver, Colo. - Wanda Deusinger, John Thilsted married Saturday in Denver, Colo. - In a quiet ceremony Saturday at the First Baptist church in Denver, Colo., Miss Wanda Marie Deusinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Deusinger, 1028 Flynn, became the bride of John P. Thilsted, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Thilsted, near Alva.

Hunter-Milton - Tuesday, 10 August 1943, Enid, Okla. - Hunter, Milton vows Exchanged August 10 - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Mrs. Nellie Hunter, Alva, and Mr. Ed Milton, Alva, which took place Tuesday, August 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Christian church at Enid. Rev. Sours read the single ring ceremony.

Milton-Faulkner - Sunday, 15 August 1943, Anthony, Kansas - Mrs. Verna Milton Becomes Bride of Felix Faulkner - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Mrs. Verna Milton, Alva, and Felix Faulkner, Alva. The wedding took place in the Methodist church Sunday August 15, in Anthony, Kansas, at 4 p.m. with Rev. Victor A. Major reading the single ring ceremony.

Fettke-Allen - Thursday, 16 September, 1943, Madison, Wisconsin - Norma Belle Fettke Becomes Bride of Cpl. Dale Allen - Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Norma Belle Fettke, daughter of Mrs. Vera Fettke, Alva, to Cpl. Dale Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs

Meixner-Harney - Wednesday,1943, Alva, Okla. - Elizabeth Meixner Married To Ensign Lew Harney Wednesday - Miss Elizabeth Meixner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Meixner, Sr., Alva, became the bide of Ensign Lew Harney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hal H. Harney, Hansen, Idaho, Wednesday morning at the home of the bride's mother, 922 Center. The single-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. M.F. Langley, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Allen-Vetter - Saturday, 1943, Cherokee, Okla. - Allen-Vetter Vows Saturday - In a quiet ceremony performed in the Methodist parsonage in Cherokee, Miss Kathryn Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burr Allen, became the bride of Norman Vetter, son of Mrs. Harry Vetter. The vows were read by the Rev. Roy Miller at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

Delhotal-Murrow - Sunday, 1943, Alva, Okla. - Wedding Vows Read Sunday In Murrow Home - Miss Lorraine Delhotal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Delhotal, Pampa, Texas; and Max Murrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Murrow, Alva; were married in a quiet ceremony Sunday morning at 9 o'clock in the Murrow home, 709 Eighth St. The Rev. Lambert of the Dacoma Church of God read the nuptial vows.

Bloom-Feagins - Saturday, 3 April 1943, Grandfield, Okla. - Lowana Bloom Married To Robert Feagins - Mr. and Mrs. Orville Bloom, Wichita, Kans., announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Lowana Bloom, to Robert T. Feagins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Feagins, Blackwell, Okla., Saturday, April 3, in the parsonage of the First Baptist church, Grandfield, Okla. The Rev. James E. Smart performed the single-ring ceremony.

Kunzman- Kletke - 17 May 1943 - Party Given To Honor Newly Wed Couple - A house-warming party was given Wednesday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Kletke, who returned recently from their wedding trip to Taos, N. M. The party was given by relatives and friends at the bridal couple's newly established home, 721 Flynn. Mrs. Keltke, the former Mrs. Hannah Kunzman, and Mr. Kletke were married. May 17, in the home of the bride. The Rev. Otto Hoyer of the Lutheran church read the nuptial vows using the double-ring ceremony.

McBee-Batchelder - Sunday, 6 June 1943, Wichita Falls, Tex. - McBee-Bachelder Vows Exchanged In Wichita Falls Sunday Morning - Wedding vows were taken at dawn Sunday morning before a white archway covered with pink roses and greenery in the Central Church of the Nazarene in Wichita Falls, Tex., by Miss Laura Eunice McBee of Wichita Falls and Pfc. Kenneth Lee Batchelder of Sheppard Field and Alva, Oklaha. The Rev. Arthur A. Miller read the ceremony assisted by the groom's father, P. A. Batchelder of Alva.

Clark-Meyer - 14 September, 1943 - Miss Jesse Clark, Leo. A. Meyer Wed September 14 - A marriage of interest to their friends is that of Miss Jessie Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Clark, Alva, and Leo A. Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Meyer, Alva.

Leatherman-Terbush - Sunday, 1943 - Miss Leatherman Becomes Bride of Don Terbush - Miss Melva Leatherman, daughter of Mrs. D. L. Leatherman, Alva, became the bride of Don Terbush, Alva, Sunday afternoon in the Christian church parsonage. The Rev. G. R. Vaughan read the nuptial vows.

Jones-Cooper - Sunday, 1943, Alva, Okla. - Jones-Cooper Wedding Vows Read Sunday in First Christian Church- Miss Edna Faye Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jones, southwest of Alva, became the bride of Ralph Cooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cooper, Wichita, Kansas, at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the First Christian church here. The Rev. G. R. Vaughan performed the single ring ceremony.

Hyde-Kirk - Friday, 1943 - Miss Ella Louise Hyde, Neil Kirk Exchange Vows in Home Ceremony - Miss Ella Louise Hyde, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hyde, southwest of Alva, became the bride of Neil Kirk, son of Mrs. W. T. Peters of Alva, at 12 noon, Friday.

Hartman-McKee - Friday, 15 January 1943, Alva, Okla. - Mildred Hartman Becomes Bride of dick McKee January 15 - Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Mildred Hartman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hartman, Hillsdale, to Duane McKee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick McKee, Waldron, Kansas. The single ring ceremony was read at four o'clock Friday, January 15, in the Methodist church parsonage with Rev. G. A. Parkhurst, pastor, officiating.

Veselka-Eggstein - 28 January 1943, Taylor, Tex. - Veselka-Eggstein Vows Read In Catholic Church at Taylor, Tex. - The marriage of Miss Elsie Anne Veselka of Taylor, Texas, to Sgt. Francis J. Eggstein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Eggstein, Capron, was solemnized January 28 in the St. Mary's Catholic church, Taylor. Father L. F. O'Sullivan performed the double-ring ceremony.

Hutton-Gruber - Saturday, 13 February 1943, Frederick, Okla. - June Hutton Becomes Bride of Phil Gruber - Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hutton of Frederick announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss June Marie Hutton, to Mr. Phillip F. Gruber, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Gruber of Alva, Saturday, February 13, at Frederick, Rev. Jacob C. Foster read the nuptial vows.

Yarbrough-Saville - 21 February 1943, Boise City - Kay Yarbrough Married To Sgt. Saville - Miss Kathrine Yarbrough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theo Yarbrough of Boise City, was married to Sgt. Kenneth Saville in the home of her parents at noon February 21.

Rodkey-Hall - Saturday, February 27, 1943 - Rodkey-Hall Double-Ring Ceremony Solemnized in Oklahoma City - Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Rodkey of Alva announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Alice Joyce Rodkey, to Jack Lee Hall, Norman, at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 27, in the First Christian church in Oklahoma City. The Rev. Roy Alexander performed the double-ring ceremony before the fireplace in the pastor's study.

Nevitt-Nordlund - Saturday, 6 March 1943, Wichita, Kans. - Gayle Nevitt Married To Carl Nordlund - Miss Gayle Nevitt, daughter of Mrs. O. D. Nevitt, Seattle, Wash., was married to Mr. Howard E. Nordlund, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl B. Nordlund, Boston, Mass., Saturday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the vesper chapel of the St. James Episcopal church, Wichita. R. M. West read the nuptial vows.

Koenig-Callison - Saturday, 20 March 1943, Sacramento, Calif. -
Koenig-Callison Wedding Vows Read March 20 - Miss Alice Naoma Koenig, daughter of MR. and Mrs. Irwin Koenig, Sacramento, Calif., became the bride of Pvt. Hadley Spurgeon Callison, son of Mr. and Mrs. V.R. Callison, Alva, Saturday evening, March 20. The simple ceremony was performed by the Rev. Rolly E. Griffith, Richmond, Va., in the Nazarene church, Sacramento.

Thomas-Snedegar - Tuesday, March 23, 1943, Los (sic) Vegas, NV - F/O Snedegar Weds California Girl - Flight Officer John E. Snedegar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Phoenix, Capron, was married to Miss Virginia Pearl Thomas, Bakersfield, Calif., Tuesday, March 23, in the Wee Kirk of the Heather in Los (sic) Vegas, Nevada. The Rev. Albert C. Melton performed the wedding ceremony.

Schwab-Meuschke - Monday, December 21, 1943, Silver Springs, Maryland - Miss Verda Jean Schwab Becomes Bride of Sgt. Jack L. Meuschke - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schwab, Cherokee, announce the marriage of their daughter, Verda Jean, to Sgt. Jack L. Meuschke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Meuschke, Vauglia (sic), New Mexico. The marriage took place Monday December 21, in the Methodist parsonage at Silver Springs, Maryland, with Dr. Ralph Smith officiating the single ring ceremony.

Wenzel-Water - 1943 - Bessie M. Wenzel to Wed Joe Water - Miss Bessie Marie Wenzel, whose engagement and approaching marriage to Joe Water is announced, is the daughter of Mr. Joe Wenzel of Alva, Okla. Mr. Joe Wenzel of Alva, Okla., announces the engagement and approaching marriage of his daughter, Bessie Marie, to Joe Water, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clements Water of Antonio, Kansas.

English-Oshel - Wednesday, 20 January 1943, Enid, Okla. - English-Oshel Vows Exchanged In Christian Parsonage at Enid - The marriage of Miss Loretta Gail English, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. English, Aline, to Pvt. Warren H. Oshel, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Oshel, Alva, was solemnized Wednesday evening January 20, at the Christian church parsonage, Enid. The nuptial vows were read by the Rev. Sours.

Campbell-Grunewald -- Saturday, January 23, 1943. - Mary Elizabeth Campbell, Private Ray Grunewald Exhange Vows - The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Campbell, Alva, to Private Ray Grunewald, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Grunewald, Woodward, was solemnized Saturday, January 23, at 7 p.m. in the home of Rev. and Mrs. Amos F. Roadhouse, Burbank, California.

Chandler-Rauh - 8 August 1943, San Francisco, Calif. - LaVerne Chandler-Everett Rauh Exchange Vows In San Francisco - Mrs. Everett Rauh who, prior to her marriage to Everett Karl Rauh, in San Francisco, was the former Laverne Gladys Chandler. Mr. Rauh is stationed with the US Naval Forces in San Francisco. LaVerne Gladys Chandler and Everett Karl Rauh exchanged vows in a quiet ceremony at the St. Johns Lutheran church parsonage at San Francisco, California, on August 8, at 4 o'clock p.m.

Cupps-Paya - 9 August 1943, Enid, Okla. - Marriage of Interest Here Is Announced - An announcement of interest is made today of the marriage of Miss Lucretia Cupps, daughter of W. D. Cupps, Hennessey, to Robert E. Paya, son of Mrs. Della Paya, Alva. The wedding was solemnized Sunday, August 9, Rev. W. L.E. Shane, of Enid, officiated. -- news clipping

Chew-Smithson - Friday, 14 August 1943, Alva, Okla. - Mabel Chew-Ollie Smithson Wedding Is Announced Here - Of interest to their friends in Alva is the announcement of the marriage of Miss Mabel Chew to Mr. Ollie Lee Smithson. The wedding took place Friday, August 14, in Alva.

Clayton-Willard -- 14 August 1943, San Francisco, Calif. -
Eva Clayton Weds Merrell A. Willard - Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Clayton of Ardmore, announce the marriage of their daughter, Eva, to Merrell A. Willard, son of Mrs. Walter Cope, Waynoka. The marriage took place in the Trinity Methodist church, San Francisco, Aug. 14, with Rev. Daniel D. Walker, pastor, officiating.

Endsley-Robinson - 16 August 1943, Alva, Okla. - Mrs. John Robinson was, prior to her marriage to Mr. Robinson on August 16, in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, Miss Vera Endsley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Endsley of Cleo Spring.

Dobbs-O'Neil - Saturday, September, 1943 - Miss Maxine Dobbs Bride of Paul O'Neil - Miss Maxine Dobbs and Paul O'Neil were married Saturday September in Catholic church with Father Leo Claus officiating. Attendants for the couple were Mr. and Mrs. John O'Neil, brother and sister-in-law of the groom.

Rackley-Dail - Thursday, September 2, 1943 - Mrs. Estella Rackley Weds Mr. John B. Dail Thursday - Announcement has bee made of the marriage of Estella Rackley to Mr. John B. Dail. The wedding took place Thursday morning, September 2, in the Presbyterian manse with Rev. L. T. Knotter, officiating.

Hackett-Jones - Sunday, 5 September 1943, Fort Worth, Texas - Miss Hazel Jane Hackett To Wed Mr. William E. Jones September 5 - Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hacket, 224 College, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Hazel Jane Hackett, to William E. Jones, son of Mrs. Henry Jones of Tulia, Tex., on Sunday, September 5 at the Hemphill Presbyterian church, Fort Worth, Tex. The Rev. J. Hoytt Boles will perform the ceremony.

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Estle-Hurt -- Sunday, 1944 - Miss Maydine Estle, Rev. Lloyd Hurt Married in Friends Church Sunday - In an evening ceremony Sunday in the Friends church, Miss Maydine Estle, daughter of Charles Estle and Mrs. Carrie Estle, became the bride of the Rev. Lloyd Hurt, son of Mrs. Bertha Hurt, Enid. The Rev. Lela Gordon read the double ring ceremony at 9 p.m. in the presence of a large group of friends and relatives.

Whitsett-Cappell - Monday, 1944, Alva, Okla. - Helen Whitsett, Joy Cappell Wed in Enid - Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Whitsett of Enid, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Helen Louise Whitsett to PFC Joy Cappell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Linton of Alva. The marriage took place at the home of the bride, 709 N. Seventh St., Monday evening at 6 p.m. with the Rev. D. Lonigan, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church in Enid, reading the single-ring ceremony.

Hoch-Overocker - 1944, Columbus, Ohio - Miss Mary Evelyn Hoch, Ensign D. J. Overocker Wed - Ceremony at Groom's Station, Columbus, O. - Mrs. Evelyn Hoch announces the marriage of her daughter, Miss Mary Evelyn Hoch, to Ensign Donald Jay Overocker, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Overocker, Coldwater, Kans. The wedding took place in Columbus, Ohio, where the bridegroom is stationed with the ferry command of the Navy air corps.

Racey-Peters - Thursday, 11 May 1944, Phoenix, Arizona - Dorothy Jean Racey Weds Army Sergeant - Announcement has been received of the marriage of Miss Dorothy Jean Racey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Racey of Santa Ana, Calif., to Staff Sergeant James Earl Peters. The wedding was an event of Thursday, May 11, in Phoenix, Arizona. The Raceys are former residents of Alva. Mrs. Peters attended elementary and high school her.

Hughes-Hiatt - Saturday, 25 May 1945, Norman, Okla. - Lieut. (jg) Mack Hiatt Weds Norman Girl Saturday Evening - Lieut. (jg) Mack Hiatt, Jr., USNR, son of MR. and Mrs. Mack Hiatt, Lubbock, Tex., and Miss Mary Hughes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roland F. Hughes, Norman, were married Saturday evening in the First Baptist church in Norman.

Keys-Anderson - 9 June 1944, Oklahoma City, Okla. - Last of Keys Quads to Wed - Oklahoma City, May 25 AP - Mary Keys, the last unmarried member of Oklahoma's beautiful celebrated quadruplet sisters, will march to the altar June 9 to climax a romance that began a year ago at Camp Hood, Tex., shortly after she became an army hostess. She will be married to Sergt. Jack P. Anderson of Plano, Tex., former Baylor University and New York Giants football player. Announcement of their engagement was made here by Miss Keys' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Flake M. Keys.

Ney-Isenbart - Thursday, 10 August 1944, Hanston, Kans. - Marie Ney, Fredrick Isenbart Married Thursday at Hanston - Miss Marie Ney of Hanston, Kans., and Frederick Joseph Isenbart, of Alva, were united in marriage at the St. Anthon's Catholic church, Hanston, Kans., on August 10, at 9 a.m. The nuptial high mass was officiated by Rev. Anthony Isenbart, brother of the groom, and served by Bernard and Larry Isenbart, nephews of the groom.

Nickell-Barkley - Saturday, 26 August 1944, Alva, Okla. - Nuptials of Olive Nickell and bill Barkley Read Saturday Night - In the First Methodist church Saturday evening, Rev. G. R. Vaughn, pastor of the First Christian church, performed the wedding ceremony which united Miss Olive Nickell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Nickell, 727 Maple St., and Bill Barkley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Barkley, College Campus.

Simms-Ogletree - Sunday, 5, September 1944, Deming, New Mexico - Miss Lucille Simms-Cadet Vincent Ogeltree Wed In New Mexico - Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Simms, 1027 Maple Street, announce the marriage of their daughter, Lucille, to a/c Vincent Ogletree, son of Mrs. Hazel Willaman, Oregon. The wedding took place Sunday, September 5, o'clock at Deming, New Mexico, in the First Baptist church with the Rev. Colson reading the double ring ceremony.

Shirey-Glover - Saturday, 25 December 1944 - Church Ceremony Unites Miss Shirey, Ensign Glover - Miss Faith Ann Shirey, and Ensign George Edward Glover, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Glover, Dallas, were married Saturday in the First Methodist church. The Rev. Grady N. Ross officiated, using the double-ring ceremony.

Monfort-Powell -- Sunday, January, 1944, St. Louis, Mo. - Miss Monfort, Alabama Man Wed in St. Louis - Miss Felicia Monfort, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Monfort, and Mr. Roy C. Powell, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Powell of Auburn, Alabama, were married Sunday afternoon in St. Louis, Mo. (1st marriage of Felicia Monfort.)

Soper-McGill -- 1 June 1944, Alva, Okla. - Engagement of Helen Louise Soper and Capt. Robert McGill Announced - The engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Helen Louise Soper, daughter of Mrs. E. M. Soper and the late Dr. Soper of Enid, and Captain Robert L. McGill, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. McGill, Alva, is announced here. The marriage will be solemnized the first of June in the home of the bride-elect's sister, Mrs. W. E. Hackett, Alva.

Simon-Faires - October 5, (after 1943) - Marriage Vows of Mildred Simon, Gene Faires Are Read in Church Friday Night -- The marriage of Miss Mildred Simon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Simon, 1013 Center St. and Gene Faires, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Faires, 822 Second St., were solemnized at 8 p.m., Friday, October 5, with the Rev. Grady N. Ross officiating.

. Burr Allen, Alva, Thursday, September 16, at Madison, Wisconsin.--- 1950 ---

Monfort-McGill - Wednesday, 21 June 1950, Alva, Okla. - M. Felicia Monfort, MDWedding Vows Read for M. Felicia Monfort, MD and Robert L. McGill Wednesday, June 21 - M. Felicia Monfort, MD, and Robert L. McGill exchanged wedding vows at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marian Monfort, 817 College. Mr. McGill is the son of Mrs. Constance McGill and W. J. McGill, all of Alva. (2nd marriage for Felicia Monfort.)