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Owen County (IN) Leader, February 4, 1925, p. 1.

Submitted by Randi Richardson

Cleo A. Dean, a son of Mrs. Florence Dean of Spencer, and Miss Jaunita F. Damer, daughter of Mrs. Rosa B. Funkhouser of Bicknell, were married January 23 by Rev. L. A. Kelly. Both young people have been working at Farm Life for some time.


Owen County (IN) Leader, February 4, 1925, p. 1.

Submitted by Randi Richardson

Roy Chambers, son of Mrs. Stella Chambers of Spencer, and Miss Edna Ann Gilmore of Brookston, Ind., were married here January 28 by Justice Claude Hoskins. Miss Gilmore is a daughter of John Gilmore who recently moved from here to Brookston.


Owen County (IN) Leader, February 4, 1925, p. 1.

Submitted by Randi Richardson

Lt. John H. Cassady of the U. S. Navy was married Tuesday to Miss Sallie Dolb (second letter difficult to read) at Washington, D. C., and they are expected here today to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Cassady. The last of the week they will leave for Norfolk and Puerto Rico. Lt. Cassady is assigned to the Bureau of Communication and is stationed at Washington.


Owen County (IN) Democrat, February 9, 1899, p. 1.

Submitted by Randi Richardson

Miss Laura Nees was married to a Mr. Shefferman of Brazil, Sunday


Bloomington (Monroe County, Indiana) Telephone, November 29 1892, p. 1.

Submitted by Randi Richardson

Married at Spencer, November 16, at the home of the bride's father, Mr. George Wingfield (sic) of Ellettsville and Miss Lillie Barker. About 100 guests were present to witness the ceremony after which a bountiful lunch was served. Joseph Workman and wife, T. O. McNeff and family, George Edwards and wife, J. N. Thomas and wife, Reid Hight and family of Spencer; Miss Smith of Worthington; Dr. Harris and wife, Parker Thomson and wife of Ellettsville, were among the guests.


Owen County (IN) Leader, March 31, 1915, p. 1. NOTE: The end of this item was inadvertently omitted at the time it was copied.

George Mathey and wife returned Thursday evening from their honeymoon trip to Cuba. They were married March 10 at the Cassady home here on North Main Street. They went by way of New Orleans to Havana returning on the new railroad across the Florida Keys.


Owen County Leader; August 26, 1931

One of the prettiest home weddings ever held in Spencer was witnessed Sunday afternoon at 4:30 at the beautiful Hillside Avenue home of Mr. and Mrs. John V. Foster when their daughter, Miss Lucile was married to Relle T. Aldridge, son of Mr and Mrs. O.M. Aldridge of Lyons. The single ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. H.C. Odell paster of the First Baptist Church. The Foster home was beautifully decorated with cut roses and huge baskets of flowers. The stairway leading to the living room was woven with fragrant white lilies and vines. The decorating was done by the bride's uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs. E.T. Barnes and was indeed well done. In front of the fireplace a profusion of dahlias, gladioli, cosmos, ferns and vines formed a well balanced bank of beautiful flowers. Pink candle tapers were lighted and left burning during the ceremony. Miss Dorothy Dunn of this city sang "At Dawning" and Miss Maureen Ingleman of Indianapolis playing her accompaniment. Miss Ingleman played "Lohengrin's Wedding March" while the bridal party came in. The bride and bride's main, Miss Ruth Hochstetler came down the stairway and were joined by the groom and best man, J.W. Hutcheson, where the ceremony was witnessed by about fifty guests. The bridge was beautifully attired in a flesh colored taffeta and lace gown and carried a shower bouquet of bridal roses and Swansonias. Her bride's main, Miss Hochstetler wore a printed chiffon gown with accessories to match and carried an arm bouquest of Talisman roses. The groom, Mr. Aldridge was dressed in a dark suit. Miss Foster graduated from S.H.S. in the class of 1921 and from Indiana University in the class of 1925, majoring in Home Economics. The bride has taught at Waynetown and for the past four years has been Economics instructor in the Spencer public schools. She is a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and also a member of the local Tri Kappa. Mr. Aldridge graduated from the Lyons High School in the class of 1918 and from Indiana University in the class of 1923, Since his graduation from Indiana he was basketball coach and teacher at Brook, Indiana. Lyons and for the past four years has been coach in the Spencer High School. While attending I.U. he played basketball and for three years on the University team also winning honors in high jump and other athletic sports. He is a member of the Acacia Fraternity. Following the ceremony the guests were served ice cream and cake, both bearing emblems of wedding bells. The wedding cake was a genuine creation. A huge base was surmounted by a smaller cake and on top was a pink wedding bell. Pink rosettes and pink candles of icing decorated the entire cake. The bride cut and served the cake following the ceremony. Mr and Mrs. Aldridge left Sunday evening for a motor trip in the south. The bride wore a dark blue crepe suit with accessories to match. The will be at home after September 14th at Charlestown, Indiana where Mr. Aldridge will be athletics director. Mr. and Mrs. Aldridge have a wide circle of friends who wish for them success and happiness. Those from out of town who attended the wedding were: Mr and Mrs Everett Ingleman and daughter, Miss Maureen, Miss Olive Gheen, Mr and Mrs. A.R. Stacy, all of Indianapolis; Mr and Mrs. Olaf Gheen, Frankfort; Miss Irene Ross, Shelbyville; Ollie Gheen, Bloomfield; Mr and Mrs. O.M. Aldridge, Frank Tibbet, Mrs. Ashel Tibbet, Lee Tibbet, all of Lyons; Mr and Mrs Jerry Wakefield, Switz City; Welch Wampler and Miss Edith Asher of Gosport.


Owen County Leader; September 6, 1962

Friday evening at six o'clock in the Spencer Church of the Nazarene, Miss Janice Eilene Duling, daughter of Mr and Mrs Howard Duling of Spencer RR 1 and Richard Michaeh Smith, son of Mr and Mrs Floyd Smith, Spencer RR 2, were united in marriage. The wedding vows were read by Rev. Marshall Bowes, pastor of the church in the presence of the immediate family and a few close friends. Mrs. Marshall Bowes presided at the organ and played bridal aires during the impressive service. Miss Duling was attired in a ice blue lace dress with a silk organza overskirt. She carried a white Bible topped with lovely white rosebuds. Her pill box hat was accented with shoulder length illusion veil. The bridesmaid was Miss Carol Smith and her gown was in gold color and she carried mums. The best man was James Duling of Spencer RR. Following the wedding and reception, the bride and groom left for a short wedding trip. They will make their home northeast of Spencer where Mr. Smith is engaged in farming. The wedding reception was held at the Howard Duling home. The table was beautifully arranged in fall greenery and the large wedding cake was topped with a miniature bride and groom. Punch and mints were also served. The bride and groom are both students in the Spencer Community High School.


Owen County Journal; July 25, 1878

Last evening, a large and very select company of ladies and gentlemen assembled at the residence of Gen. Frank White, the United States revenue collector for this district, on south Third Street, to witness the nuptials of his only daughter, Sarah Alice White to Mr. Milton T. Murphy of Parke County. The guests commenced assembling at an early hour and the tasteful spacious grounds were conveniently arranged with many chairs, for the accomodation of all out on the neatly trimmed green yard under the many large trees where the cool evening breeze made it very pleasant. Long ropes were fastened to the trees from which were hung innumerable Chinese lanterns which cast their mild light over the scene. Suspended from the ceiling of the front portico hung the word "Welcome" in large letters made of roses and ferns in a very pretty manner. At a few moments past nine o'clock all present assembled on the lawn in front of the house and the bridal party made their appearance and formed on the portico and Rev. C.R. Henderson of the First Baptist Church recited the marriage service that united the bride and groom in life-long union as man and wife. Congratulations were then extended to the happy couple by all present and a delightful social conversation was indulged in. Then the guests were invited to partake of an ice cream feast gotten up by J. White, and it was one of the most delicious feasts ofthe season. The cream, the lemonade punch, the great variety of cakes, including the grand wedding cake were all perfections of Whites skill. Several baskets of sparkling champagne and other rich wines were opened for the benefit of the gentlemen who toasted the newly married couple right royally. The gifts were many and beautiful and generally quite costly.


Owen County Leader; December 15, 1932

Saturday, at the home of Rev. and Mrs. John Ragle, occurred the marriage of Miss Betty Jones and Howard Duling, son of Mr and Mrs. Ross Duling of Freedom. Mr. Duling is an employee of the Johnson Creamery Company of Bloomington. He graduated from Freedom High School several years ago. Mrs. Duling graduated from Spencer High School two years ago and while here made her home with her aunt, Miss Rachel Lopossa. Following her graduation from high school she entered a hospital in Gary, Indiana for a course of nurse training. She was there over a year. The bride and groom have a wide circle of friends both here and at Freedom who extend best wishes. They will make their home in Freedom.


Gosport Reporter April 16, 1936

Jessie and Annice Wenrich, living east of Gosport in Monroe county were re-united in marriage last Saturday at Spencer by the Rev. A.T. DeGroot, Christian pastor. The couple has been separated for some time.


Owen County Democrat March 10, 1892

Married, Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the residence of James Babbs, Charles A. St. Clair and Hattie Babbs, daughter of Kirk Babbs. Rev. C.E. Wells performed the marriage ceremony. Mr. St. Clair is a brakeman on the Big Four and lives at Mt. Carmel, Illinois to which place the bride and groom took their leave Thursday morning on the ten o'clock train.


Owen County Democrat March 10, 1892

Hansberry McGuire and a Mrs. Alice Strother were married at Bloomington last week and moved here, their future home.


Owen County Journal July 10, 1918

Richard Lovell Beem and Miss Annette Hauser were married Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home of the bride north of Shiloh Church, Rev. F.E. Davison of the Spencer Christian church officiating. Only the immediate relatives were present. Following the ceremony a supper was served after which the wedding party returned to Spencer where Mr. and Mrs. Beem will make their home.


Owen County Leader September 10, 1964

Mrs. Grace Long of Bloomington, but formerly of Stinesville, and Chester McGuire of Spencer were married Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the Elletsville Baptist Church by the Rev. William Randell, pastor of the church. Following the exchange of marriage vows the bride and groom and a party of sixteen enjoyed a reception at the Ashleys Restaurant in Spencer. Mr. and Mrs. Chester McGuire will make their home in Bloomington.


Owen County Leader January 13, 1932

Word has been received here of the marriage of James Duling, former Owen county young man now living near Hope, Bartholomew County to Miss Lois Jackson of Columbus, Rev. W. R. Wylie officiating. The groom is well known here .He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Duling and is a graduate of Spencer High School. Later he attended Purdue and is now engaged in extension work at Marion, Indiana. The young couple will make their home near Zionsville where he will have the supervision of a large farm.


Owen County Democrat March 7, 1918

A beautiful wedding occurred Wednesday afternoon February 27 at 3 o' clock at the home of Mr and Mrs T.E. Baulch, one mile southeast of Cuba when their granddaughter, Miss Gertie Williams was united in marriage will Mr. Bert Allee, son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Allee of Cuba. The wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. O.F. Kaylor in the presence of the family, the grooms parents, his sister, Angeline and Mr. O.F. Kaylor. Immediately after congratulations the wedding party was ushered to the dining room where a bounteous repast was served. The bride wore a most becoming gown of light blue silk messaline. Both the bride and groom are highly respected young folks and the community joins in congratulations. For the present they will reside with her grandparents and the groom will engage in farming.


Owen County Leader April 25, 1936

Submitted by Kathy Bargerhuff

Chester McGuire, son of Mr and Mrs Arthur McGuire and Miss Louease Benton, daughter of Lewis Benton, both of Owen County were married April 23rd by L.A. Warner

Ian J. Abrams of Putnam County and Miss Fredericka Thacker, daughter of Fred Thacker of Owen County, secured marriage license here April 23rd.


Owen County Democrat April 20, 1916

Submitted by Kathy Bargerhuff

Homer A. McGuire of near Cloverdale, Putnam County and Miss Maude Taylor of Jennings township were united in marriage in the marrying room of the county clerk's office by Esq. D.N. Johnson, Saturday April 15 at 2 pm. Emery Gray, Ezra Brown and Charles Spangler all of Jennings township, witnessed the ceremony and along with others congratulated the happy couple. May good luck, health and prosperity be their portion.


Owen County Leader May 28, 1942

Submitted by Kathy Bargerhuff

Miss Juanita DeFord, a member of the Women's Army Auxillary and daughter of Mr and Mrs. Ray DeFord of Spencer was married recently to Maurice Stines, son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Stines of Ellettsville. A beautiful and impressive candlelight service was read in the Ellettsville Methodist Church by the Rev. C. O. Carnes. Attendants were the sister of the bride and groom, Mrs. Roberta Hall and Miss Betty Stines. Relatives and a few close friends attended the rites. Immediately following the wedding the bride and groom left for Chicago for a little wedding trip. Mrs. Stines will return to Fort Des Moines, where she is stationed and Mr. Stines will return to Muncie where he is employed in defense work. The bride is a graduate of Spencer high school in the class of 1938 and Mr. Stines was graduated from Ellettsville High in the class of 1938 and attended Indiana University.


Owen County Leader July 25, 1959

Submitted by Marlena Linne

David Thomas Wood and Marion Louise Sheese were united in holy marriage Sunday, June 21st in the Freedom Baptist Church at four o'clock by the Rev. Lowell Mitchell. Rev. Lowell Mitchell read the double ring rites. Mr and Mrs Floyd Sheese, Freedom, rte 1 are the parents of the bride and Mr and Mrs Rotha Wood, Spencer route are the parents of the groom. The bride was attired in a beautiful white lace street length over pink taffeta. In her hands she carried a white Bible, adorned with white carnations and pinks ribbons. The matron of honor, Mrs. Guy Evans, Jr., of Spencer chose a light blue silk dress and her corsage was arranged in red carnations. Following the reading of the rites a reception was held in the church with Mrs. Sam Wright at the punch bowl, and Mrs. Velda Stewart serving the wedding cake. The bride and groom will make their home in Spencer within a few weeks. The groom in employed at Litten's IGA store in Spencer. The bride is a graduate of Freedom High School in the class of 1959.


Owen County Leader October 18, 1962

Submitted by Marlena Linne

Miss Betty Louise Wood and Charles Williams were married in a candlelight ceremony in the Spencer Christian Church at eight o'clock Friday night. Brother Ray Muncie, pastor of the Bloomington Church of Christ performing the double ring ceremony. The alter was decorated with baskets of white chrysanthemums, palms, and candelabra. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Wood, R R 3, Spencer. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Martha Williams, 279 West Jefferson Street, Spencer. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a ballerina length gown of white lace, fashioned with a portrait neckline. The long sleeves ended in bridal points over the hands. She wore a strand of pearls. Her shoulder length veil of illusion was attached to a headpiece of pearls. She carried a bouquet of white rosebuds.

Preceding the ceremony, Mrs. Carl Abrell, organist, played bridal music. Mrs. Frank Esakson, the bride's aunt sang "Always", "I Love you Truly" and "The Wedding Prayer". Mrs Wesley Jackson was the matron of honor. Miss Jane Wood sister of the bride was the junior bridesmaid. They were dressed in blue and wore headpieces of the same color. Their flowers were white mums. Richard Williams, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Billy Wood and Wesley Jackson were the ushers. The bride's mother wore a dress of brown lace with green accessories. The bridegroom's mother wore a dress of light green with beige accessories. Their corsages were bronze mums.


Owen County Democrat December 25, 1919

Posted by Debbie Jennings

Miss Gypsie Butterfield and Fred McCullough both of Alaska, Indiana were united in marriage at the clerk’s office by Rev. E.E. Pedicord Saturday. The bride and groom have many friends who extend congratulations.


Owen Co Democrat "1941"

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff

Luther Abel of Quincy and Mrs. Della Mannan of Gosport secured marriage license here Friday, Dec 12.1941.

Gilbert Hair of Coalmont and Miss Helen Cox of Linton obtain marriage license here Dec 12th., 1941.


Owen Co Democrat "31 March 1921"

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff

Miss Ora May Fletcher and Charles Roy Stine; both of Paragon, were married Saturday afternoon at three o'clock at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Charles Roberts, on North Graham Street, the Rev. Atherton, of Paragon Christian church officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts were the only witnesses -- Matinsville Reporter -- Mr. Stine is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Stine of this place.


Article published May 16, 1918 re wedding on May 12, 1918

Posted by Kathryn Martin

Ernest W. Sims and Mrs. Sallie Daniels were united in marriage at the home of the bride near White Hall Sunday, May 12th at noon by Rev. Avelo Bruner in the presence of thier friends and relatives The bride wore a blue jacket suit and the groon was also dressen (sic) in blue. After the ceremony the repaired to the dining room and partook of a bountiful dinner prepared by the bride and her friends. Those present were Rev. Avelo Bruner and family, Daniel Ranard and family, J.N. Sims and family, Roy Sims and family, Demcie Brinson and wife, Mrs. Martha Atkins and sons, Mrs. Maud Gilland and daughters, Mrs. Fannie Thomas, Misses Fraullen Livingston, Alma Livingston, Florence Arthur, Ben Freeman, Roll Freeman, Owen Adkins, WIllie Brinson, Ray Freeman, Pete Freeman, Lawrence Livingston, and Johnie (remainder of article missing)"


Newspaper unknown 1940

Posted by Layne Powell

Martha Fouts and Cleotis Klass were joined in holy matrimony Saturday night, June 8, at 8 o'clock. The single ring ceremony was used at the home of the bride, the Rev. Bertha Hardy officiating. The wedding march "I Love You Truly," was played by Elva Hardy. The bride was attended by her twin sister, Mary, and Florence Klass, sister of the bridegroom. The bridegroom was attended by O.L. Huey and Lloyd Fouts, brother of the bride. Others present at the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Fount, parents of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. Luther Klass, parents of the bridegroom; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Willen, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fouts and Paul Mishler. A beautiful two-tiered wedding cake was presented to the bride and groom by Lloyd Fouts, brother of the bride, with the compliments of the Omar Baking Company of Indianapolis. The wedding cake was cut by the bride, and refreshments of ice cream and cake were served. The wedding party gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Klass for the wedding dinner, Sunday, June 9th. Ice cream and cake were served in the afternoon.


Owen County Democrat, 7 August 1924

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff

John M. Christy of Tipton county and Miss Martha Moore, of Gosport were married Monday by Justice Lew Warner in the county clerk's office.

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