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from the Barnard Bee,

These marriages were gleaned by Craig Trost and donated to the GenWeb page.

24 April 1902

Mr. Edgar Baker and Miss Lillian Hawkins were married at the home of the bride's parents, one mile north of Lincoln, last week. Mr. Baker is a son of Representative Baker, and is one of the proprietors of the Lincoln Sentinel.

8 May 1902

Judge VanNetta united in the holy bonds of wed-lock, C. L. Rees, son of Dr. John Rees, and Miss Pearl Brockway, one of Mitchell county's school teachers, at Beloit Monday, April 28th.
The many friends of these young people will congratulate them in their happiness. They were both raised in this vicinity, and are highly respected by all who know them. Here's the best wishes of the Bee.

5 June 1902

At Barnard, Ks, May 30, 1902, Annie L. Parsons, to John H. Hood, Rev. E.B. Wells officiating.
Miss Parsons is the daughter of Chas. Parsons, a well-to-do farmer, five miles south west of town. She is well known and highly popular. Mr. Hood is a young man well spoken of, who has spent the last few years in this vicinity. His home is in Simpson. Here's congratulations of the Bee.

17 July 1902

Marion Crowl and Mrs. Martha Bushong went over to Lincoln Tuesday and were married. They returned quite late that same evening, which face saved them from being the victims of a charivari, as quite a number of the friends of both had gathered for that purpose, but after waiting until they were tired out they dispersed.
The contracting parties are so well and favorably known that nothing that we can say will add to their popularity. They have both resided in this community a number of years and have a host of friends whom the Bee joins in wishing them much happiness and a long life.

7 August 1902

When Miss Alice Joseph and her sister Mrs. O. J. Perkins went to Hutchinson last week their Barnard friends little thought that a wedding was in view. But such was the case.
As most of our Barnard readers know, Mr. VeRon has been engaged in theatrical work since leaving Barnard, and the nature of the work is such that he could not leave his company, so arrangements were made to meet at Hutchinson where Miss Alice had relatives.
The ceremony was performed August 1st that made them one, and the happy couple are the recipients of teh congratulations of their many friends.
Miss Joseph is the daughter of John Joseph, formerly of this place, but now located at Gibbon, Oklahoma. She is a particularly accomplished young woman with a host of admiring friends in this vicinity who have known her from childhood.
Mr VeRon is not only an able man in his chosen profession, but a good printer, and while he was connected with this paper made many friends in Barnard who will congratulate him in his new life.

20 November 1902

Just as we go to press we learn that Al Wright, of Elkhorn district, and Miss Lulu, daughter of Abe King, were married Wednesday at Lincoln. The Bee congratulates.

27 November 1902

At the residence of the bride's parents in Milo, Kan., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1902, at 6 o'clock a. m., Annie E., the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. R White, Elder H. R. Gouldin officiating.
That's why the editor of this paper rose so early yesterday morning -- four o'clock; we went to the wedding.
We found the White home well filled with friends and relatives of the contracting parties. Promptly at six o'clock that patriarch of parsons, Elder Gouldin began the ceremony that was to unite two loving hearts for life. The beautiful ceremony was soon over and the guests sat down to the splendid wedding breakfast that had been prepared.
The bride was gowned in white silk, trimmed with white applique, all beautifully set off with white chrysanthemums tied with white ribbon. Later she appeared in a traveling dress, an exceedingly neat conception of the tailor-made art.
The groom was dressed in conventional black and made a model looking benedict in every way.
The bride, as Annie White was loved by all her associates. As Mrs. Howard Wright she will know a greater love – her husband's.
It was a happy wedding, the kind we like to see – no "solemncholy" about it; everybody seemed to be thoroughly happy.
Many and beautiful were the tokens of love presented by admiring friends.
At about 8:15 the newly wedded couple took the train for Denver. From there they go to Las Vegas, New Mex., thence to Ft. Worth, Texas. Will return in about two weeks to Howard's home near Milo. The Bee wishes them a pleasant trip and safe return.
And thus is recorded another chapter in the history of two counties.
Howard W. Wright was the first white child born in Ottawa county, Kans., date of his birth being May 17, 1860. His father, the late S. M. Wright, and mother (maiden name Elizabeth Humbarger) located on Pipe creek one mile north of where Minneapolis now stands in the fall of '58 where they built a log cabin. It was nearly two years later that Howard came to brighten the lives of the daring young couple who were not afraid to brave the dangers and hardships of frontier life.
The family moved to Lincoln county in 1869, locating on 2d creek, 3½ miles northeast of where Milo now stands.
In the days of Howard's early childhood, buffalo and Indians were to be seen on every hand. The nearest neighbor, Gus Marvek, lived 12 miles away. Marvek was quite a genius in his way – a natural artist with the brush; but as a cook he would hardly pass in an up to date cafe – he insisted on using gray wolf lard for short'ning.
These pioneers went to mill at Junction City, about 65 miles distant, by ox team, a long and arduous trip.
In 1863 the Cheyenne and Pawnee Indians burned the grass along the Solomon river in order to drive the buffaloes south for the winter. For three days and nights the thunder of the thousands of hoofs was heard as they passed the Wright claim in vast herds. The day after the stampede fifteen carcases [sic] were found where they had run over the banks of Pipe creek. Their eyes had been burnt out by the fire, and in agony and fear they had unwittingly gone to their death in the creek.
On one occasion when Howard was about six years old a party of drunken Indians came to the Wright cabin and ran things to suit themselves. The little paleface-papoose was a great curiosity to them, and they amused themselves by holding him up by the heels, the terrified mother expecting to see her darling baby killed any minute. The Indians finally tired of their sport and went away, but they stole all of Howard's clothes when they went.
Howard lived in Kansas until he was 21, when he went on the range in No Man's Land, where he remained five years. From there he went to New Mexico and Arizona, where he saw some stirring times while engaged in the cattle business. He says it was almost a continual fight with the thieving greasers. He then went to Colorado where he spent some ten years in the same business.
He returned to the old home near Milo last fall because of his father's death, so that he might take care of his mother who is 71 years old.
Twenty-five years of rough life on the plains and cattle range has given Howard a rugged constitution and splendid physique. He has been highly successful in the cattle business, and today is one of our most substantial and most respected citizens. It’s the hope of all that he and his estimable wife may never be tempted to leave our midst.

18 December 1902

On Dec. 16, at the residence of the bride's parents in Barnard, by Rev. H.R. Gouldin, Mabel Sharp to Archie J. Brockway.
The bride is the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm Snapp; the groom is a prosperous young farmer living on Fourth creek.
We have not the pleasure of an acquaintance with these young people, but hear nothing but good words for them. We understand they are both native Kansans, and that of itself is a guaranty of merit. Here's the Bee's best wishes.

8 January 1903

At the home of the bride's parents in Milo on New Years day, Minerva King to Cecil Merrifield, of Minneapolis, Kans. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. King, and is highly respected by all. The groom, with whom we are not so well acquainted, has a good reputation in that part of the country from which he comes. We congratulate them.

15 January 1903

Joseph M. Adams to Alice Pierce at Barnard Jan. 10. Accept our congratulations.

19 February 1903

At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Richardson, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1903, Lucy M. Richardson to Albert Swank, Rev. E.L. Barber officiating.
This was a pretty little home wedding, where relatives only were the invited guests.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Richardson, who live four miles north of Barnard in Mitchell county. The groom is a son of David Swank, one of Lincoln county's pioneers.
These young people, both of them, are exceedingly popular and have the love and respect of all their associates. Both were raised in this neighborhood, and if we mistake not, were born here also.
The wedded couple will be at home to their friends after March 1.

26 March 1903

At Lincoln, Kans., Thursday, March 19, 1903, Grace Jones to Wareham Moss.

9 April 1903

Thursday, April 9, 1903, at the residence of the groom's parents in Yorktown, Kans., Ceola Cora Hughes to Chas. F. Kyte.
The bride is exceedingly well and favorably known to about everyone in Barnard, having taught the primary room here last year. The groom we know nothing of personally, but are assured that he stands well in his own community; and it must be, or he never would have captured such a prize.
The happy couple will be at home in Salina after May 1.

At the residence of the bride's parents in Simpson, Kans., Wednesday, April 8, 1903, Miss S. P. Maller to C. H. Stackhouse, Rev. Golden officiating.
These young people have many friends in this vicinity who wish them success in their new life.

23 April 1903

At the home of the bride's parents near Barnard, Wednesday, April 22, 1903, Fred W. Parsons to Jessie May Bridenstine. Rev. E. B. Wells officiating.
These young people come from prominent families and stand high in the estimation of all who know them. At high noon the words were spoken that made them one, after which all sat down to a sumptuous wedding dinner. The newly wedded pair will make their home on a farm near that of the bride's parents. The Bee buzzes its best wishes to the worthy couple.

16 July 1903

Etta C. Mastellar to Bert M. Hart, of Solomon, Monday, July 13, 1903, at the residence of the bride's parents in Milo, Kans., Rev. H. R. Golden officiating.
It was a private wedding, only relatives being present. After the ceremony an elaborate wedding feast was served.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Mastellar, who are among the oldest and most respected citizens of this locality. Etta has grown up here, and has many friends who will wish her well in the new life. The Bee acknowledges receipt of a piece of lovely wedding cake.

1 October 1903

At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Brady, about ten miles north of Barnard, on Wednesday evening, Sept. 30, 1903, at 8 o'clock, p. m., Nellie Brady to Will Cooksey, Rev. Mitchener officiating.
The bridal party entered the room to the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Nora Scoggan, and took their places under a beautiful arch of white flowers and evergreens. Miss Hattie Griffeth acted as bride's maid and Clyde Brady, brother of the bride as best man.
The bride was dressed in blue cashmere and white silk, and the groom in conventional black.
About 75 friends and relatives witnessed the ceremony and partook of the bountiful supper. The long table fairly groaned under its weight of good things.
The Barnardites present were: The Misses Rakestraw, Miss Minnie Cooksey (a sister of the groom), Miss Ella Tatum, Clinton and Hervey Tatum, and Earl Rayl.
After a very pleasant evening the guests wended their way homeward, wishing a long and happy life to this deserving young couple.

22 October 1903

At the home of the bride's parents at 12 o'clock October 21, 1903, Truman Safford and Flora Anderson, Rev. Holter officiating. The guests consisted of the immediate relatives. After the marriage ceremony all partook of an elegant dinner. Many beautiful and useful presents were received.

29 October 1903

Miller Norton. At the parsonage at 6 o'clock Friday evening, October 23, 1903, Arthur L. Miller to Electa Norton.
Mr. Miller is a farmer and is well and favorably known. The bride is a Lincoln county teacher, but at the time of her marriage she was teaching in Mitchell county. May God bless this union with great happiness.
-- H.R. Gouldin

24 December 1903

We hear that Miss Maud Tate was married yesterday to Mr. Fred Houseknechdt (yes, that's the way to spell it), of Colorado. The wedding occurred at the home of the bride's mother, about eight miles northwest of town.
The bride is a Mitchell county girl, but has a host of friends in this county who wish her well in the new life. We learn that Mr. Houseknechdt is an engineer on a railroad in Colorado, and is a worthy gentleman. They will make their home in Colorado.

25 February 1904

Thursday, February 25, at the home of the bride's parents near Barnard, Will Burns to Chrissie McBride, Rev. Smith officiating.
The happy couple are among Barnard's most widely known and most popular young people, and carry with them the best wishes of all. They will spend about a week visiting a sister of the groom in Dickinson county, after which they will take up their residence with the groom's parents in Barnard.

28 April 1904

In the parlor of the Windsor Hotel, Lincoln, Kans., April 22, 1904, Clinton L. Tatum and Miss Minnie Cooksey, both of Barnard, Judge Artman officiating.
The bride was attired in blue silk and the groom in conventional black. They were accompanied to Lincoln by the bride's brother, Wm. Cooksey, and his wife, and the groom's brother, H. O. Tatum and his sister, Miss T. Ella Tatum. Other guests were Mrs. C. L. Tatum, and Misses Gladys and Alice Tatum, all relatives of the groom.
The marriage ceremony was performed at high noon, after which the bridal party adjourned to the dining room to partake of the dainties for which the Windsor is so well known.
Both the high contracting parties are well and favorably known, having resided in our midst for a number of years. Their many friends join in wishing them a long life of unalloyed happiness.
They will be at home to their friends after May 15, 1904, at their residence a mile and a half northwest of Barnard.

21 July 1904

We learned that Arthur Doyle and Miss Florence Fuller were married last evening. The groom is a prosperous young farmer and one of our best young men. The bride is a daughter of J.R. Fuller. She is highly spoken of and will prove a worthy helpmeet.

3 November 1904

Mr. John Preo and Miss Julia McDonald were married at Delphos last Monday evening. The news of the wedding came as a surprise to the friends of the worthy young couple, for they had kept their intentions quite a secret.
Both of the contracting parties are newcomers to this part of the country, Mr. Preo coming here from Delphos about six months ago. The bride came from the east some months ago. Notwithstanding the short time they have been with us they have won the love and respect of a large circle of friends, whom the Bee joins in wishing them a life of prosperity and happiness.

29 December 1904

On Christmas day at high noon Elder Gouldin pronounced the words that joined in holy matrimony John McCullick and Alice Baldwin. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's mother at Ada, Kans. None but relatives were present. Many and beautiful were the presents given to the happy couple.
May they live to enjoy the memory of the 25th day of December, 1904. God help and bless them.
-- H.R. Gouldin

30 March 1905

Wm. Diehnel and Miss Ella Tatum, daughter of O.M. Tatum, were married by the probate judge in Lincoln Wednesday afternoon, March 29.
After the ceremony the party returned to the bride's home near Barnard where the wedding feast awaited them.
Wm. Diehnel is one of the very best young men in this community. He has lived here about all his life, and there are none who stand higher in the estimation of all than he. We are not personally acquainted with the bride, but know her to be a very worthy young lady. She also has lived here most of her life, and her friends are legion.
Mr. and Mrs. Diehnel will make their home on the Frank Saunders place a mile north of town, which property Mr. Diehnel bought some time ago.
The Bee extends heartiest good wishes to William and his bride.

28 April 1905

James R. Venard and Miss Cora Miller were married Tuesday evening, April 25, at the residence of the bride's parents in the Spring Creek neighborhood, Rev. Clark, of Ada, performing the ceremony.
We are well acquainted with "Jim" Venard, as he is familiarly called by his friends, and we know him to be one of our best young men. He is the eldest son of one of our most prosperous farmers, J.M. Venard, and was raised in Salt Creek township. We have not the pleasure of the acquaintance of the bride, but we know that "Jim's" choice would not be other than a wise one.
A wedding supper was served after the ceremony, and on the following day a fine dinner was tendered the happy couple and invited guests at the home of the groom's parents. The Bee buzzes its heartiest congratulations.
A partial list follows of the presents:
Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, a cow.
J. M. Venard, oak rocking chair.
Mrs. J. M. Venard, silver table set.
Mamie Venard, glass water set.
Eliza Venard, set glass sauce dishes.
Earnest Venard, set glass tumblers.
Willie Venard, glass table set.
Clara Venard, glass jelly dish.
Jessie Venard, cake stand.
Dr. and Mrs. Lee, silver cake basket.
Mrs. Ellen Karns, china set.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Karns, glass berry set.
" " Jas. Karns, glass table set.
" " Geo. Karns, linen table cloth.
Ruth and Harvey Karns, half dozen napkins.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scholer, glass water set.
" " J. R. Feather, brusssels rug.
" " John Harshbarger, silver trimmed cracker jar.
Miss Mamie Harshbarger, bonbon dish.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Miller, linen table cloth.
" " Geo. Miller, linen table cloth.
" " Thos. Grace, dozen linen napkins.
Miss Maggie Bernhart, half dozen linen napkins.
Mrs. R. E. Baldwin, china set.
W. E. Baldwin, $10 cash.

8 June 1905

Albert Hinckley left Barnard Monday morning, headed for John Lacey's ranch out in Wallace county, where the wedding of himself and Miss Fern Lacey was arranged to take place last evening, Wednesday, the 7th inst.
He was accompanied on the trip by Aubrey Biggs, our efficient postmaster – and right here we will pause to say that many predictions were made that it would be a double wedding; but we have been assured that such was not the intention.
Albert Hinckley is the eldest son of Dr. H. L. Hinckley and has been raised right here. He is nicely situated in a business way, owning a half interest in a flourishing livery business, and he is one of the most popular young men in this community. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lacey, now of Wallace county, this state, but formerly of Barnard. Until the first of this year, Mr. Lacey was our leading merchant, when he sold out to E.A. Powell.
We can truthfully say all the good things of Miss Fern that are usually said of a bride. And no young lady who ever lived here has more admiring friends. We join the many friends of these young people in tendering congratulations. We understand they will return to Barnard in a few days, and make their home with us in the future.

26 October 1905

Just as we go to press we learn that Dr. H. L. Hinckley and Miss Flora Hart were married at Lincoln yesterday morning, Rev. Moore officiating. They left in the afternoon for Kansas City. Both of the contracting parties have hosts of friends who are wishing them all kinds of happiness.

30 November 1905

Pleasant F. Louderbaugh and Miss Lola P. Banta were married Nov. 22, Rev. Gouldin performing the ceremony at his home. The Bee wishes these young people a long and happy life of married bliss.

7 December 1905

Arthur Baldwin and Miss Inez E. Hallock were married by Rev. Gouldin on Nov. 30, 1905, at the home of the bride's parents at Ada. Only relatives were present.

28 December 1905

Miss Winnifred Anna Scholer and Wm. E. Richardson were married Christmas day at the Windsor hotel in Lincoln, Rev. Sherman Moore officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scholer, prominent and highly respected farmers living a few miles southeast of Barnard.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Richardson, who also are among our most prosperous and respected farmers.
The young people themselves need no further introduction from us, being well and favorably known to nearly everybody in this community. The Bee wishes them abundant and lasting happiness.

4 January 1906

At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. Mrs. [sic] Jas. McBride, 1½ miles south of Barnard, Monday, Jan. 1, 1906, Miss Margaret McBride to Olin B. Kelley, of Kansas City, Rev. Morgan Williams officiating.
The bride is a young lady of sterling qualities and beloved by all her circle of acquaintances. Being the daughter of a fine old Scotch couple known far and near for their kind hospitality and quaint good humor, she inherits all these admirable qualities.
We have not the pleasure of acquaintance with Mr. Kelley, the young man whose good fortune it was to wed Miss Margaret. We understand the happy couple will make their home in Kansas City.
Our best wishes go with him.

1 March 1906

Otis R. Moss, of Lincoln, and Nellie O. Watson, who lives near Barnard, were married Feb. 22 by Rev. Morgan Williams at Harmony Presbyterian church. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Watson, and is well and favorably known in Barnard. We have not the pleasure of acquaintance with the groom.
The happy couple were the recipients of many and beautiful presents, a partial list of which follows:
Table cloth, set of plates, white linen stand cover, set of cups and saucers, set of tea-spoons, set of table-spoons, by Mr. and Mrs. John Watson.
Jelly stand, Verlin Watson.
Cut glass berry set and set of cups and saucers, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman English.
Set table-spoons, set tea-spoons, Mrs. Louie Jones.
Large Fruit bowl and Syrup stand, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Moss.
Nickel-plated parlor lamp, Chester and Edith Watson.
Dresser scarf, set teaspoons, Mrs. Nellie Jones.
Set of China teacups and saucers, cake plate, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Guillow.
White bed-spread, Mr. and Mrs. Chapman.
Set of white table napkins and large fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Norton.
Lamp and salt and pepper boxes, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jones.
Clothes-basket, nickel-plated coffee-pot, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Jones.
Tea set, cut glass, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Moss.
Cut glass water set, Miss Myrtle Bloyd.

24 May 1906

A party of four young people, Messrs. Willie and Pearl King and Misses Ruth Green and Maud Kidney, drove in from Victor Sunday morning, and immediately after church services repaired to the Baptist parsonage where Pearl King and Miss Green were married by Rev. Clarke. The groom is a son of S. D. King of Victor. After the marriage ceremony the quartette drove out to Charley King's, an uncle of the King boys. The Bee extends congratulations and best wishes.

7 June 1906

Last Thursday, May 31, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Denman, about six miles north of Barnard, Miss May Denman was united in marriage to A. J. Pickerell, of Frankfort, Kansas, Rev. Michner officiating.
The bride is well known here and highly thought of. Of the groom we know nothing more than that he is a farmer; but he must be all right to have been accepted by so estimable a young lady as Miss May. They left soon after the ceremony, going to Manchester for a short visit with the groom's parents. From there they went to their future home, the groom's farm near Frankfort. The Bee certainly wishes them well.
We understand that Fult McBride and Miss Ella Shirley were married within the past few days, but we have had no official information concerning the event. If the report is true we sincerely wish the young couple well; they are very worthy in every way.

21 June 1906

A.G. Ervin and Miss Lida Marshall were married Wednesday, June 20, 1906, at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. H. W. Bartleson, in Shawnee, Okla.
The bride is well known to nearly all our readers, having lived in Barnard for several years past until a few months ago, when she went to Oklahoma with her father, Ed Marshall, who was at that time a prosperous merchant here.
No young lady in Barnard had more friends than Lida, and that speaks volumes for her good qualities.
The groom is our efficient and highly popular postmaster, a gentleman who has won the respect and admiration of all since he located here three years ago.
It gives us pleasure to chronicle the marriage of such a worthy couple, and we extend our heartfelt best wishes for their future welfare and prosperity.
Bride and groom will arrive in Barnard on tomorrow's (Friday's) train.

9 August 1906

Minnie Mable Bridenstine and Ray E. Lewis were married at the home of the bride's parents, about five miles southeast of Barnard, Wednesday evening, Aug. 8, 1906, Rev. Gouldin officiating.
Thus is a pretty romance consummated that unites two splendid young people and two of the most prominent and prosperous families in this community. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bridenstine, and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Lewis, both being such well known families that they need no eulogy from us.
The contracting parties occupy high positions in social circles, both being very popular among their associates.
It was an auspicious event, and we trust there may be a long and happy life before them.

30 August 1906

At the home of Jas. D. Soden near Barnard Wednesday evening, Aug. 29, 1906, Oma McDonald to Chas. Mesick, Rev. H. W. Wolf officiating.
It is not a mere form of words when we say that two of the most popular young people in the community were thus united in the holy bonds of matrimony. They surely are highly popular, and deservedly so, both being of pleasing personality and exemplary habits. Both have lived here since childhood.
The bride is a daughter of B. C. McDonald, the groom being a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Mesick.
Charlie is having a cozy home built just north of A. N. Sim's property, and they will go to house-keeping in a few days.

29 November 1906

A pretty home wedding occurred at the residence of David Wallace northeast of Barnard last Saturday at high noon that will interest nearly all of our readers, at least one of the contracting parties being widely known among the Bee's subscribers.
At the stated time and place Miss Christina Adams and Mr. Henry Kinsey, both of Minneapolis, were united in marriage by Rev. Noel, in the presence of assembled relatives. The bride is an aunt of Miss Ellen Adams and a sister of the late "Jack" Adams, who though called to the other shore some six years ago, is still mourned by all who knew him.
We have not the pleasure of the groom's acquaintance, but we understand that his a prosperous farmer living near Minneapolis. The Bee extends congratulations and hopes that the contracting parties may enjoy many years of happy wedded life.

27 December 1906

Christmas morning at 6:45 o'clock at the Brown hotel in Barnard, Pastor Geo. H. Clarke officiating, Martin D. Loy and Miss Bertha A. Brown. The ceremony was performed in the presence of the immediate relatives of the happy couple.
At 7:45 they took the Santa Fe train to Wells to spend the Merry Christmas with the grandparents of the bride.
The best wishes of many friends are theirs that the journey of life together may be happy and prosperous.

3 January 1907

At the home of the bride's parents, John Wild to Miss Dorothy Parsons, at 12 o'clock, January 1, 1907, Rev. Lucian D. Noel officiating.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Parsons, who live a few miles west of town. The bridegroom is a nephew of James Wild, of this city.
Both of these young people are well and favorably known, and they are the recipients of hearty good wishes from all. They will continue to reside in this country, Mr. Wild following the vocation of a farmer.

7 February 1907

At the residence of the bride's parents, eight miles west of Barnard, Feb. 6, '07, Wm. E. Moondy and Eva M. Wright, Pastor Geo. H. Clarke officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Mooney are most estimable people and begin life's journey together with the best wishes of a host of friends. Mr. Mooney is teaching a successful term at Lone Star school house, six miles south of Ada. For the present they will make their home near there.

21 March 1907

Elton M. McKinster and Virginia M. Cummings were married by Probate Cooper at Beloit, March 18, 1907.
Both these young people lived just over the line in Mitchell county, and are well known by most all Barnard people. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Mont McKinster, the bride being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Cummings. We understand the newly married couple have gone, or will soon to, to W.H. West's farm near Natoma.

At a quiet home wedding at 5 o'clock on March 19, 1907, Pearl L. Snapp became the wife of Harvey A. Mastellar, Judge Artman officiating.
The bride and groom receiving a number of useful presents. They are to begin house-keeping on the farm of the groom's mother.
They have the best wishes of their many friends.
One of the good things about this wedding is that the writer had to make a long drive soon after the bountiful supper and thus escaped the usual results of having so many good things to eat.
-- A.A.

11 April 1907

The marriage of Sam E. Judd to Miss Ethel Forrest occurred at the residence of the bride's mother three miles south of Barnard, yesterday (Wednesday) at 4 o'clock, p.m., Rev. Martin Starbuck officiating. About 35 relatives and friends were present to witness the ceremony.
The contracting parties are among the best known young people of this section. The bride is one of several daughters of Mrs. C.G. Forrest and her late husband. This family settled here may years ago, and a large family of children have grown to respected manhood and womanhood, most of them being married and in homes of their own. The bride is an admirable young woman and will be a worthy helpmeet to her industrious husband, who is an exemplary young man in every sense. Sam is the oldest son of E.H. Judd, who some two years ago left this country and located on a farm about three miles west of Downs. By trade Sam is a cabinet maker; but he recently received the appointment of rural carrier out of Barnard, and of course devotes most of his time to that now. He is an industrious and frugal young man, and we predict that he will find a way of compelling success to attend him.
Among the presents left by relatives and admiring friends were the following: Two table cloths, dozen napkins, half dozen silver teaspoons, set salt and peppers, tow couch pillows, three decorated china plates, salad dish, cut-glass teat set, cut-glass water set, dresser scarf, bed-spread, rug.
They will make Barnard their home, entering into the home life at once.
The boys (and girls) gave the happy couple a hearty charivari last night, which event was taken due notice of in an appropriate manner.
Here is the Bee's best wishes for Sam and his bride.

Miss Edith Beach and Mr. Orval Jumper were married at noon April 3, 1907, at the parsonage of Rev. H.C. Bradbury. After which they came to the home of the bride's parents, where the friends of bride and groom gathered with many beautiful presents and at half past seven all sat down to supper. After listening to several good old songs and plenty of music the friends returned home, wishing the happy couple all the pleasures of life.
The folling [sic] presents were received: a cow, bride's father; bed-spread, bride's mother; 2 table-cloths, Mabel Beach; cake plate, Mrs. Pagan glass set, Miss Guillow; set of cups and saucers and fruit stand, Mrs. Guillow; set of knives and forks and tea-spoons, Mrs. Chester Norton; water set, Wesley Guillow, John Walter and Edger Pierce; fruit dish, Mamie Beach; dust pan and potato masher, George Beach; cake stand, Mrs. J. M. Jones; cake stand, Bessie Beach; set of tea-spoons, Fred Stewart; flower vase, Mamie Beach; stand tidy and pitcher, Mabel Beach; lamp, Mrs. John Rutherford; clothes brush Mrs. Beach; flower dish, B. C. McDonald; $1.00 Dennis Stewart; set of water glasses, Mr. Evans; berry set, Mrs. John Peterson.
They were charivaried the following evening, and the boys made them a handsome present of a rocking chair, stand, table, wash basin, and pitcher.
-- Jas. M. Jones.

9 May 1907

At the residence of the bride's parents, E. S. Strange to Miss Lula Hills, April 30, 1907. May all their troubles be little ones.

23 May 1907

Tuesday, May 21, 1907, at 6 o'clock p. m. that the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Mesick, their daughter Flossie Geneva to Earl C. Johnson, Rev. H. R. Gouldin officiating. A large number of relatives and friends were present. The wedding march "The Bridal Chorus," was played by Mrs. Fern Hinckley. Joe McBride was the bridegroom's best man, with Miss Edna Johnson, as bridesmaid. After the ceremony a splendid supper was served, prepared by the bride's mother.
These two young people are well known and highly respected. Miss Mesick was the primary teacher in the Barnard school last winter. Her good work in school and her kind disposition endeared her to all and made it a pleasure to be associated with her in school work. She is a worthy helpmeet for the man of her choice. Mr. Johnson is a worthy and industrious young man who has grown up among us. The best wishes of a multitude of friends go with this young couple. They will make their home in Barnard.
The following guests from a distance were present: Mrs. Emma Davis, of Ventura, Calif., an aunt of the bride's, who came 1,800 miles to be present; Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Metzger, Vesper, Kans.; Miss Emma Anthony, Wilbur, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hutchins, Cawker City, Kans.; Mrs. M. J. Hutchins, Abilene, Kans.
The high esteem in which the contracting parties are held was manifest in the splendid array of beautiful presents tendered them.
A reception was given the happy couple last night by Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Soden at their home just west of town.

Will Parish was married May 18 to Miss Elva Williams at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Martin, who live near Glasco. The happy couple visited Will's parents here a few days this week, then went to Simpson, where Will is running a meat market, having bought out the Ervin boys, formerly of Barnard. W.D. Ervin is now in the dray business at Simpson.
The bride and groom have the best wishes of the Bee, as well as of a large number of Barnard friends.

27 June 1907

Occasionally an important news item will escape the most careful news gatherer, and then the readers of that particular paper will jump to the conclusion that the said news gatherer has been asleep, but when the news gatherer comes too he wonders why those interested should conspire to cheat him of the item.
Anyway, we failed to chronicle the marriage of Wm. Good to Margaret Simpson, which occurred June 6, 1907, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Simpson, about four miles southwest of this place.
The ceremony took place on the beautiful front porch of the farm residence, the guests being formed in a semi-circle on the lawn, Rev. Lucian D. Noel officiating. A sumptuous repast followed the ceremony.
There were present guests from Kansas City, Minneapolis, Lincoln, Barnard and other places.
The happy couple are making their home on the farm of the bridegroom's mother, which, we believe adjoins the Simpson place on the north.

11 July 1907

Friday July 5, 1907, J. O. Downey to Miss Luella Sims, the ceremony occurring in Lincoln. Bride and groom left Barnard Tuesday going to Garden City, Kans. We were not informed as to their ultimate destination nor their plans for their future.

25 July 1907

Ed. Dowd and Mrs. L.B. Brown were married by probate Judge Artman last Sunday. Mr. Dowd is the conductor on this branch of the Santa Fe.

1 August 1907

Chas. Kidd and Miss Cora Bowen were married in Lincoln last Sunday by Probate Judge Artman.
Both of these young people were raised on farms, and we understand they have gone to take charge of Geo. Snapp's place in Western Kansas.
Both are exemplary young people and endowed with the necessary energy to make for themselves a comfortable h
ome. A large crowd of their young friends called on them one evening recently and gave them a charivari that was right. The boys even climbed onto the roof, which was covered with tin or corrugated iron, and made so much noise that the newly married couple were glad to invite them in and treat them royally. The Bee extends hearty congratulations.

29 August 1907

At the court house in Beloit, Kans., August 23, 1907, by Rev. H. R. Gouldin, Guy Keller, of Kansas City, Mo., to Miss Maud Smith, of Barnard.
The bride has lived for several years with her parents a few miles northeast of this place and is well and favorably known by most of our people. She has been engaged to teach the intermediate department of our school the coming term. The groom is almost a stranger here, but has the appearance of being a young man of sterling worth.
We join many friends in wishing the happy couple a long and happy journey through this life.

26 September 1907

Barnard, Simpson and Glasco were represented in a double wedding that occurred at Beloit Tuesday the 24th inst., the probate judge officiating. The contracting parties were Thos. G. Griffin, of Barnard and Emma Beck, of Simpson, Fred W. Chapman, of Glasco and Rena Beck, of Simpson, the brides being sisters. Mr. Griffin is a young business man of this place, owning a half interest in the Murray meat market. Mr. Chapman is a young farmer living near Glasco. All four of the young people were raised from childhood in the Glasco-Simpson vicinity and have the advantage of long acquaintance. The brides are two of the most popular young women of their vicinity, and it is no wonder these two young men are receiving the hearty congratulations of an unusually large circle of friends.
After the ceremony the mother of the brides and a married sister, Mrs. Frank Chapman, served an elaborate wedding supper at the brides' home four and a half miles south of Simpson. Twenty-six people partook of the feast, after which a general jollification followed, starting the young folks on the new life joyously. A large number of useful and valuable presents were given both couples as tokens of love and of the high esteem in which they are held.
A year ago last July "Tommy" Griffin quietly dropped into Barnard, associating himself with Wm. Murray in the meat market. He is a quiet, unassuming sort of young man, but somehow nevertheless, he took well from the start -- he seemed to fit in just right. And now, after more than a year's residence here, there is no more highly respected business man in Barnard than "Tommy" Griffin.
Mr. Griffin and bride arrived here Wednesday evening, and immediately went to housekeeping in the Mell Gill property. It goes without saying that a hearty welcome is theirs from the citizens of Barnard.

14 November 1907

Lincoln Republican: W.C. Cooksey and Annie L. Steeley came over from Barnard last Friday and had Judge Artman tie them up with one of those legal ligatures which the Judge guarantees to hold. They then returned to Barnard to begin their happy wedded life.

5 December 1907

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1907, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Black, their daughter Agnes M. to W.A. Starbuck, Rev. H.R. Gouldin officiating.
Only relatives and very intimate friends were present at the ceremony that united these two worthy young people for life.
The bride's home having been here nearly all her life, she is well known for her good qualities of mind and heart, and is a worthy helpmeet for the man of her choice.
Mr. Starbuck is a nephew of E.M. Starbuck, and that is about all we know of him personally. He has not been in this community very long, but we will say that he comes of good stock and his appearance speaks well for him.

12 December 1907

A telegram received yesterday announces the marriage of our eldest daughter, Verna [DeVinny], to Herbert L. Justus at Colville, Wash., Monday evening, December 9, 1907, at 7:30 o'clock, Rev. H. A. Treadwell (a Baptist minister formerly of Minneapolis, Kans.) officiating.
The bride is known to most of our readers, and no euology [sic] is needed from us. We will only say that she was a very dutiful daughter. Our regret at losing her is greatly tempered by knowledge of the fact that she has secured a husband who is in every way worthy. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Justus, of Minneapolis, Kans., the father being the founder of the order The Sons and Daughters of Justice.
Mr. and Mrs. Justus will make their home in Colville, where Herbert is engaged in photography in company with a former comrade of the Spanish-American war.
Verna writes that she had a pleasant and uneventful trip; and yet, in one way, it may be said she had a narrow escape. While waiting at Pendleton, Ore., where she changed cars, the news came to her that the train she was to take had been wrecked. She was delayed on that account about four hours.

2 January 1908

Miss Laura Seger and James Webster were married Jan. 1 at Stockton, Kans. Miss Seger was the junior member of the Price-Seger millinery firm of Barnard. She sent to Stockton some months ago. The groom has some slight acquaintance here, having visited friends on several occasions. Many friends of these young people here wish them a happy and prosperous voyage through life.
Miss Mary Hart, daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Hart, and Randolph Heath were married at Garfield, Wash., Dec. 21. The groom is, we believe, not personally known here, but the bride has a host of friends who wish them well, and among these friends the Bee is numbered.

30 January 1908

The following clipping was received Monday at this office, but we do not know from what paper it was taken:
Mr. Ora Flint, and Miss Rheba Taylor, of Kearney county, were united in marriage today (Dec. 26, 1907). The ceremony was performed by Judge McClung.
Ora and his wife are located at Lydia P. O., Wichita county this state. His friends here wish them happiness and prosperity.

6 February 1908

Miss Bertha Wines, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wines, who live about six miles northwest of Barnard, and Lucian Monbeck, of Harper, Kans., were married at Minneapolis last week. Concerning the marriage, the Messenger says:
The marriage ceremony was performed in the Probate's office by Judge Henry. The couple stood beneath a large wedding bell that proclaims all happiness and prosperity. The witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. I.P. Norris and this reporter, and the occasion quite a joyful one.
Mr. and Mrs. Monbeck will go to Barnard to visit the bride's relatives, then to Mitchell county to visit the groom's people. In a few weeks they will be home to their friends at Harper, Kans., where the groom is engaging in milling.

27 February 1908

At a nuptial mass in the Catholic church at Ada, Kansas, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1908, at 8:30 o'clock, a.m. Miss Katie Murray to Bartholomew Griffin, Father McKenney officiating.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Murray, who live 3½ miles northeast of Barnard. The groom is a cousin of Tom Griffin, of this place. We do not know the young man personally, but have considerable confidence in the ability of the other party to this nuptial contract to pick out a good man.
The bride is well known to about everyone in this community, and wherever she has an acquaintance she has a friend. She inherits the happy, optimistic disposition of her parents and has been brought up in a way that will surely make of her an ideal wife.
Relatives and friends to the number of about forty partook of the wedding feast at the Murray home. Those from other places were: Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Ladd, of Concordia; Chas. Bro and family, of Tescott; Frank Cornelison and daughter Bertha, of Ada; Mr. and Mrs. M. Griffin, James, John and Maggie Griffin of Glasco.
Following is a list of the wedding gifts:
Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Ladd, Haviland China set.
" " Wm. Murray, set silverware of 26 pieces; two pillows.
Mr. and Mrs. Kay Moore, hand-painted vases.
" " Will DeVinny, silver gravy ladle.
" " Chas. Bro, Irish linen table-cloth and napkins.
" " Tom Griffin, bedspread, pin cushion, tow pairs shoes -- little ones.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Griffin, bed-spread.
" " John Murray, two milch cows.
" " Wm. Sorber, hand-painted comb and brush tray.
D. Murray and family, table-cloth.
Lenora Holland, towels.
Annie Murray, pair lace curtains.
May Holland, Battenburg center piece.
Geo. Holland, lamp.
Frank Cornelison, 3-piece cut glass tea set.
Nellie Griffin, set silver teaspoons.
James Griffin, set silver knives and forks.
Willie Murray, hand-painted picture.
Miss Arklie, Lace window curtains.
Bertha Cornelison, lace bedspread.
Martin Holland, blankets and stand scarf.
Annie Holland, center piece.
Mrs. Bro and son Ed, tablecloth and napkins.
Mr. Griffin and his bride will go to farming near Niles, this state, leaving the Murray home next Monday. The Bee desires to be numbered among the many friends who are wishing this young couple all kinds of happiness and prosperity.

19 March 1908

March 11, 1908, Charles Louderbaugh and Miss Katie Banta, Rev. Gouldin officiating.

23 April 1908

Royal Sanders, of Milo, and Mrs. Saine, of Barnard, were married at Lincoln last Monday. Mr. Sanders is an old settler, a prosperous farmer and highly respected citizen. The bride has also been a resident of these parts for some time. She is a good neighbor and a Christian woman. Neither of the contracting parties were requested to show written consent of their parents. With them it was a case of "Barkis is willin', and the Bee extends its congratulations.

18 June 1908

Fred J. Mannen, of Lincoln, and Miss Myrtle E. Burt, of Barnard, were married by Probate Judge Mary H. Cooper at her office in the court house last evening.
The above was clipped from the daily Beloit Times under date of Thursday, June 11, 1908, which would indicate that the marriage occurred Wednesday, the 10th.
Both of these young people are well known and held in high esteem in both Barnard and Lincoln. The groom is a rising young farmer living a little over half way between here and Lincoln. The bride is a sister of our county clerk, J. H. Burt, and is as popular as she is unassuming. The will make their home on a quarter owned by Mr. Mannen that lies a mile east of the old Mannen place.

9 July 1908

July Fourth. John W. Stewart and Mae L. Gilpin, both of Barnard, Judge Artman officiating.

J. W. Stewart and Miss Mae Gilpin were married by Probate Judge Artman in Lincoln July 4.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gilpin, who live about five miles southwest of Barnard. They are old residents of this part of the country, and are among our most progressive and prosperous farmers. Miss Mae is an accomplished and very popular young woman. Only recently she won a silver medal at an elocutionary contest held in Lincoln. The groom is a young man whose quiet and industrious habits have gained him many friends since he located among us. They have taken rooms in the brick building. The Bee congratulates them and wishes them happiness and success in abundance.

3 September 1908

We learn that Boyd Saunders and Clara Hills were married at the home of the bride near Milo at noon Tuesday, Rev. F.M. Lundy, of Natoma, officiating. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Saunders, two miles west of Ada, while the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Hills. We are not personally acquainted with the young people, but an acquaintance of some years with the parents of both warrants us in saying they are among the best of the present generation. They will go to house-keeping on the Dave Cornelison place on Second Creek.

August 26, 1908, at the home of the bride, some five miles northeast of Barnard, Miss Goldie Crawford to Benjamin W. Tanquary, of Beloit, Rev. H.R. Gouldin officiating.
Mr. Tanquary comes from an old and highly respectable family, known as the pioneer millers of Mitchell county, Tanquary's mills have long been classed among the best in this part of the country. Miss Goldie is a splendid young lady, highly respected and loved. She is a niece of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Atwell; coming from such a good family she needs no futher praise.
We wish them a long and happy life and may God's blessings rest in and about their home is the wish of
-- H.R. Gouldin

24 September 1908

Wednesday, Sept. 16th at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Miller, 4½ miles northeast of Ada, Azalia Ruth Miller to Martin O'Flaherty, of Vesper, Kans., Rev. Father McKinnia, of Minneapolis, officiating.
The bride is the fourth daughter in a large family of children, and we know her to be a very fine young woman. The groom is a prosperous young farmer owning a splendid farm on the Saline river a mile from Vesper, where they will take up their home as soon as a new residence now building is completed. The best wishes of the Bee goes with them.

5 November 1908

There occurred a wedding last Saturday night that is, on account of the great popularity of the young couple, of more than usual interest to the people of this community. This was the wedding of T. A. Biggs, of this place and Miss Fay Lacey, formerly of Barnard, but for the past four years and a half a resident of Wallace county, this state, which event occurred at the Lacey ranch in Wallace county, Rev. Hurt, a Baptist minister, officiating.
T. A. Biggs, or "Aubrey," as he is always called by his friends, is the youngest son of Capt. J. J. Biggs and wife, of Barnard, and we will venture that no young man ever lived here who can count real friends faster no longer than he can. He has at least 315 loyal friends right on the townsite -- anyway that's as near as we can guess to the total population. The bride is a daughter of John Lacey and wife, Mr. Lacey being at one time our most prominent merchant. She is a home-loving young woman, bright as a sunbeam, and the figures used to enumerate Aubrey's friends fir her case exactly. Needless to say everyone is rejoicing over the happy event – anyway you would have thought so had you heard the racket the charivari paty made Monday night shortly after the arrival of Aubrey and his bride. A large list of beautiful presents also indicates the high regard in which these young folks are held.

24 December 1908

At Salina Wednesday, December 23, 1908, at high noon Miss Mae Keeler to Wm. E. Hunter, both of Barnard.
This young couple is too well known in this, their home, to need any euology [sic] from the Bee. Both of them count friends on all sides and rightly, for they are among our most refined and cultured young people. We do not know what their plans are, but hope they will decide to continue their residence here.

7 January 1909

Rev, J. L. Barker, pastor of the Baptist church here, was married last Thursday night at Fairview, Kans., to Miss Bessie Frink. Rev. Barker has not been with us long, but long enough to endear himself to all with whom he has come in contact. A reception will be tendered Rev. Barker and bride at the church next Thursday night by members of the church.

28 January 1909 Mayor Holland and Bride Have Returned.

Mayor Geo. Holland and bride (who was Miss Ethel Harris) arrived on the afternoon train today. They were married at the bride's home in Woodbine, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1909. The groom is one of our most wide-awake business men; for nearly two years he has been mayor of our little city, and he has discharged the duties of that office most satisfactorily and in a manner that redounds to the credit of his administration. He is proprietor of the Model Drug Store, and enjoys a lucrative business. As a public officer, business man and as an individual he is highly popular and highly respected.
The bride is well and favorably known to nearly all our local readers, having lived in Barnard for some time until about a year ago. She is, on her mother's side, from the good and sturdy Harshbarger stock, and therefore numbers many relatives and a host of friends in this community. We congratulate this worthy couple and hope that their residence with us may be long and happy.

25 February 1909

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1909, at Lincoln, Kans., Probate Judge Artman officiating John Gibbs to Miss Chloe Gilpin, both of Barnard.
We take real pleasure in congratulating these worthy young people. The groom is an exemplary young man -- one who can count all who know him as friends and admirers. For some years past he has been clerking at his brother Will's meat market. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gilpin, and was raised in this vicinity and like her husband her friends are legion.
They will go to housekeeping in the house north of the Gibbs residence.

Feb. 10, 1909, at Great Bend, Kans., Marion Mallow to Miss Alice Decker.
The groom is one of our popular young men -- a grandson of Mrs. J. T. Crowl. Until recently he operated a pantatorium in Barnard. Marion is one of the kind that everybody wishes well We are not acquinted [sic] with the bride, but we do know that Marion is a mighty good judge.
They are living at J.M. Gurley's. We extend hearty congratulations and best wishes.

At Minneapolis Feb. 17, 1909. Hinton Clark to Miss Hilda Clark, both of Milo. Hinton is a son of J. R. Clark, merchant, postmaster and station agent at Milo. He has always been prominent in athletic pastime, and is known over considerable territory as a good man at anything in that line. He is steady and energetic, and will be successful. The bride is a daughter of M. F. Clark, now living in Barnard, but for a long time residents of Milo, where both young people were prominent leaders in all young folks' doings. They will live on the J. R. Clark place. We offer them our congrations [sic] and our best wishes.

15 April 1909

April 7, 1909, at the bride's home near Victor, Miss Calla King and Chas. Markley, Rev. H. R. Gouldin officiating. The young folks were the recipients of a large list of present, tokens of the love and esteem of the givers. The happy couple have gone to housekeeping on the Markley place. The Bee extends congratulations.

6 May 1909

Chas. Parsons and Ethel Rathbun, two highly respected young people living west of town, were married Wednesday, May 5, 1909, at the M.E. parsonage by Rev. Murr. They left today for Kansas City and other places. The Bee takes pleasure in extending congratulations to these worthy young people. May they live to enjoy many years of married bliss.

20 May 1909

Edgar Pierce and Myrtle James were married at the home of the bride's parents, eight miles west of Barnard, Wednesday, May 12, 1909, at the hour of noon.
A number of relatives and friends were present, and the young people received quite a number of beautiful and useful presents. After congratulations were extended the guests were ushered into the dining room where they enjoyed a fine wedding dinner. After dinner they were entertained by music from the graphophone. All enjoyed the occasion and departed, wishing the young couple long life and happiness. Rev. Barker officiated in the ceremony.

A beautiful and quiet wedding took place at the home of J. M. Venard last Sunday afternoon when Mamie, the eldest daughter, became the wife of John Lee, of Minneapolis.
A ring ceremony was a beautiful feature of the wedding, and was officiated by the bride's pastor, Rev. C. W. Murr.
After congratulations the palatable things of life were partaken of. Many join in congratulations.

24 June 1909

At Lincoln, Ks., Tuesday, June 15, 1909, by H.C. Bradbury, minister of the gospel, Walter Wild and Charlotte Ruth Parsons, both of Barnard, Kans. They will go to housekeeping on a farm two miles northwest of Barnard. May God ever dwell in their house to bless it with His richest gifts. – Lincoln Sentinel

1 July 1909

Wednesday, 6 p. m., June 30, 1909, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Johnson, a pretty wedding took place. The contracting parties were Chas. Bridenstone and Miss Edna Johnson, two popular young people of Barnard. The officiating minister was their pastor, C.W. Murr. Miss Elsie Bridenstine, a sister of the groom, presided at the piano. Only immediate relatives were present.
After congratulations the guests retired to the lovely residence just erected by the groom, and there partook of a most excellent repast.
Many fine and costly presents were received; among the number received some were sent by friends from afar. These, with the excellent assortment given at the recent "shower", will make a very useful collection of household necessities.
The bride has been prominent in educational work for several years. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Bridenstine. Both are excellent young Christian workers. The very best wishes go to them.

22 July 1909

A very pretty wedding ceremony was that which was performed some five miles northeast of Ada at 8:30 last evening by Rev Price, of Ada, uniting in marriage Miss Gladys Secrist and Joseph Reed. Despite the inclement weather about fifty guests gathered to witness the ceremony, after which they partook of a bounteous feast.
The Rose Hill Mandolin Club played the wedding march, and played a number of other selections later in the evening.

26 August 1909

Wednesday, August 25, 1909, Miss Renna Musselman to Uzal Galloup, Rev. Fred Blanding officiating.
In order that there might be room for the large number of guests that were expected, the wedding was held at the Galloup house. Some sixty friends were present to witness the ceremony, and all partook of a fine wedding supper. Many were the beautiful and valuable presents brought the happy young couple as tokens of the love of their relatives, friends and neighbore [sic].

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1909. Murry Simons and Miss Effie Burns were united in marriage at the home of the bride, Rev. J. L. Barker officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Burns, of Barnard, and the groom is one of our young business men, having about a year ago bought the Bowers blacksmith ship. He came here from Emporia.
The contracting parties are well and favorably known, and have the best wishes of all their acquaintances. They left this morning for Emporia, where they will visit L. A. Simons and wife, L.A. and Murray Simons, being brothers, their wives sisters. The Bee extends congratulations and best wishes.

13 September 1909

Yesterday morning, Wednesday, Sept. 22, '09, Ray L. Blanding and Miss Altha Wheerler [sic] were married at the residence of Rev. Crawford in Minneapolis, Kans., Rev. Crawford performing the ceremony.
Geo. Tatum and wife, Albert and Nettie Blanding, Robbie Wallace, A. W. Haley, T. Tilson and Corinne DeVinny accompanied the bridal couple and were present at the ceremony.
A fine wedding supper was served on the return of the newly wedded pair at the Blanding residence.
The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Blanding, the father being the senior member of the firm of Blanding Bros. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Wheeler, whom we number among out best farmers. Both families have resided here for several years, and consequently are well known to all. Ray and Altha have a host of friends who wish them well in their new relation. They have long been favorites with the young set.
We heartily congratulate them and hope their path may be smooth and untroubled for many years to come.

Frank O'Neill and Miss Nora Keating were married in Lincoln at high noon Monday of this week.
We understand that the bride is a well and favorably known Lincoln girl. The groom is a well-to-do and prosperous farmer of Milo, and the young people of both Milo and Barnard with the happy couple all kinds of good luck.

20 September 1909

At Minneapolis Monday, Sept. 27, Clarence Smith, of Strong City, and Miss Violet Resch, of Milo. Here is hopin'.

4 November 1909

Just as we go to press we learn that Frank Cole and Miss Bertha Wear were married yesterday (Wednesday) at the bride's home six miles north of Barnard. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wear. Mr. Wear is, we believe, the most extensive rancher in this part of the country. The groom is in the front rank of prosperous and well-to-do farmers. The Bee joins their numerous friends in extending congratulations.

18 November 1909

Dr. John Rees was married to a Mrs. Theney at Atlanta, Ga., Wednesday, the 10th inst. The doctor and bride returned home last night.

16 December 1909

At high noon yesterday -- Wednesday, Rev. Gouldin pronounced the ceremony that made Guy Burns and Elsie Morris man and wife.
Tuy is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Burns, of Barnard. He is a hardworking young man who has grown up here. His industrious habits have gained the admiration of many friends. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Morris, who lives about 2½ miles, west of Ada. She is very highly spoken of by all who know her, and we do not doubt she will make her young husband the best kind of helpmeet.
A large number of relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony, and all partook of the sumptuous wedding dinner prepared for them. The list of presents was a long one and gave evidence of the high esteem in which these young people are held.
The happy couple went to housekeeping the next morning in the residence just south of the Pioneer hotel. They have a nice, cozy little home, completely equipped with everything necessary for housekeeping -- and the Bee extends congratulations.

23 December 1909

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1909, at the home of the bride, Miss Pearl Murphy to Harry W. Judd, Rev. J. L. Barker officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Murphy, of this place, the groom being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Judd, also of Barnard. Both families have been with us several years and are among our most prominent citizens. Bride and groom are favorites among the young folks, always leaders in their gatherings, and it is regretted that they will make their home elsewhere.
Many lovely and costly presents were left with the happy pair, indicative of the high respect in which they are held. They will go to Manchester, where Mr. Judd is connected with the Lumber yard. Hearty congratulations of the Bee go with them.

We understand that Jim Wear and Miss Lola Vickers were married at Beloit last week. There is a splendid couple, and we congratulate all concerned. They had kept their plans pretty quiet, and the news came as a surprise to all.

20 January 1910

Sam Welsh, of Barnard, and Miss Mary Wood, formerly of Minneapolis, Kans., were married at the home of Mr. Welsh's sister, Mrs. Ab Swayze, Bonner Springs, Kans., Wednesday, Jan. 12.
Mr. Welsh is a member of the firm of Welsh Bros., extensive grain buyers and millers, with offices and mills at Chanute, Minneapolis, Barnard and other points. Sam is so well known and so universally liked that any further eulogy from us would seem uncalled for.
We have not the pleasure of the acquaintance of the bride, and regret that we cannot present her more definately [sic] to our readers. We understand they will make their home in Barnard in the near future.

3 March 1910

A beautiful home wedding occurred at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening of this week at the home of the bride a mile northeast of Barnard.
On this occasion Miss Josephine Harbin, and A.B. Stahley, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, Rev. J.L. Barker officiating.
These young people are prominent and favorite members of our little community, and all will rejoice at the happy termination of their life's romance.
Mr. Stahley is engaged in the real estate business here. He is a young man of undoubted integrity and has the unbounded confidence of all.
Only relatives and a limited number of intimate friends were present at the ceremony, following which, a sumptuous wedding feast was served.
Many beautiful presents were given the happy couple, with congratulations of admiring friends.

3 March 1910

Feb. 20, at the home of the bride’s parents, Miss Ada Harshbarger and Emerson Elgin, son of the cashier of the Lincoln state bank, of Lincoln.

9 June 1910

At six o'clock, p. m., Wednesday, June 8, 1910, Miss Ethel Harbin to Benj. H. McBride.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Harbin was the picture of joyful gladness on the occasion of the marriage of their daughter Ethel to Mr. McBride. Many friends and relatives were there to witness the ceremony. The house was beautifully decorated with flowers, emblematic of the blossoming of the bud of youthful courtship.
Rev. J.L. Barker officiated in the beautiful ceremony that united these popular young people in the bonds of holy wedlock.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Harbin, who for some two or three years have had charge of the farmers phone office here. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McBride, old and highly respected farmers living just south of town. Ben has made complete preparations for this event, having just finished a beautiful home in Barnard and which was waiting to receive the happy bride.
Both bride and groom were raised in this community, and no couple were ever more popular and better thought of than they.
Miss Alma, a sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, with A. W. Haley as best man.
All our people, young, old, married and single, congratulate these young folks, and wish them good luck, happiness and prosperity, which motion the Bee heartily seconds.

16 June 1910

John J. Jennings and Miss Ella McBride were married at Lincoln Wednesday evening, June 15.
Mr. Jennings is the editor of the Lincoln Sentinel. A few years ago he was principal of our school, Miss McBride being one of the teachers.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McBride, of this place.
These young people have lived here many years and they have more real friends than many can boast of. The Bee wishes them many happy years of wedded life.

Lizzie Hani and Geo. Moss were married at Lincoln at 6 o'clock this morning. Geo. Moss has been head grocery clerk at J. W. Grubb & Son's in Lincoln and is a young man very highly spoken of.
Lizzie Hani is a Barnard girl, but has been employed in various stores in Lincoln as cashier for several years. She is the eldest daughter of Fred Hani, and has more friends than she can count in this community.
They will leave Monday morning for Siloam Springs for their honeymoon.
The Bee's best wishes go with them.

22 September 1910

A very pretty home wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Hickman, 4 miles south of Beverly, Wednesday evening, Sept. 21, 1910, when their daughter Bonnie was united in marriage with Jesse B. Coatney.
Miss Esther Miller, of Beverly, played the wedding march. At 6 p. m. the bride and groom entered the parlor, attended by the bride's brother Harry and the groom's sister Miss Coatney. Crossing the room they took their places under an arch composed of autumn flowers and bride-bells, where Rev. Kuhn, of Salina, performed the ceremony.
The bride was elaborately gowned in cream-colored satin duchess, and carried a huge bouquet of white asters, which latter she distributed amongst her girl friends, with wishes that "the happy day might soon come to them.["] The groom was clad in conventional black.
About 45 relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony, and after congratulations repaired to the dining room to partake of a bountiful repast, which not only delighted the eye but also tickled the palate. The dining room decorations were done in orange and white. Orange colored ribbons were carried from the corners of the table to centerpiece of ceiling, from which while bells were suspended. Autumn flowers were used in profusion -- beautiful asters in white and colors, also our national and state flowers.
After more music the friends took their departure, wishing the young couple a long, prosperous, happy life together.

29 September 1910

W.H. Simmons and Miss Mabel Beach were married at the Baptist parsonage Tuesday evening by Rev. J.L. Barker. Rev. and Mrs. B.C. McDonald were the only other witnesses of the ceremony. They succeeded admirably in keeping their plans secret. Although the wedding was expected to occur in the near future, none except those present at the ceremony know the exact time.
The groom formerly lived here, but is now in the livery business at Minneapolis. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Beach, formerly residents of this township, but now living in Canada. She has been active in church work here, and was one of our most estimable young ladies.
They left soon after the ceremony for Minneapolis in Mr. Simmon's automobile and the best wishes of their Barnard friends and neighbors went with them.

6 October 1910

W.A. Robinson and Mrs. Effie Worthington were united in marriage Friday, Sept. 30, at the M.E. parsonage by Rev. I.N. See. The bride was beautifully decorated with tuberoses, carnation pinks and ferns, and wore a beautiful bracelet and locket given her by the groom. Miss Myrtle Harper and Floyd Bules acted as bridesmaid and best man. After the ceremony the little party went to the groom's home and partook of a bountiful supper prepared by the bride's mother. The newly married couple left Saturday morning for Kansas City to visit the bride's daughter. They will soon return to their beautiful home in Barnard and take up the daily walks of life. Their many friends wish them God's Blessing through life's journey.

10 November 1910

Leo Klein and Miss Marie Pershing were married at the Catholic church in Minneapolis Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock Father Hensing officiating. A large number of friends and relatives attended the ceremony, but the groom's mother could not be there on account of the death of a niece.
The happy couple were the recipients of many beautiful and valuable presents. They went to Glasco, the former home of the groom, and will visit other points, for a time, but have not definitely settled plans for the future.
Leo and his bride have a great many friends here who regret very much that the groom's business affairs have so shaped themselves that it will be necessary for him to locate elsewhere. Both were highly popular and among the best of citizens.

17 November 1910

Robert Wallace and Miss Nettie Blanding were married Wednesday of this week, Rev. Fred Blanding officiating. On account of the ill health of the groom's father, the wedding took place at his home about two miles northeast of town.
The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Blanding, of this place, the groom being the son of David Wallace. Both are highly thought of by young and old. They will make their home at the Wallace farm, where Robert has for many years had charge of the management of the place.
The following people were of-of-town guests at the wedding: John Flynn and wife and Ira Blanding and wife of Randall; Omer and Orlo Blanding, of Formoso, Mr. and Mrs. Gaston, of Jewell City; Mr. and Mrs. Hayse, of Ada; Adam Fleming and Mr. and Mrs. Kemsey, of Minneapolis.
A bounteous wedding supper was served at the home of the bride in Barnard. Many beautiful presents gave evidence of the love and esteem in which these young people are held. We join with others in congratulations and best wishes.

29 December 1910

A jolly, big wedding party of fourteen young men and maidens went from Barnard to Lincoln Wednesday of last week. At 8 o'clock in the morning they were two miles on the way. The day was cold and stormy, but with brave hearts and good company in covered rigs they just smiled at the storm.
At Lincoln they formed quite a procession and marched to the pastor's house, arriving a little before 11:30 a.m. So now the news is --
MARRIED. At Lincoln, Kansas, Dec. 21, 1910, by Henry C. Bradbury, minister of the gospel, Joseph McBride and Lyda Smith, both of Barnard.
The bridegroom is a son of Jas. McBride, and when a baby he was baptised by the same minister who last week married him to one of the best girls alive. He is a strong, cheerful young farmer who is as yet undecided whether to go to housekeeping on his farm in Lincoln county or his farm out west.
The father of the bride was with the party and was as happy as any of the young folks. All were very hungry after the long ride of 16 miles and were well prepared to do justice to the wedding feast at the Hotel Windsor. Oh, such a fine dinner it was! Oysters, turkey, with everything good and homelike, and two kinds of pie, and wedding cake, and ice cream and oranges to end up on – and "Praise God from whom all blessings flow" to begin on.
The brothers and sisters of the bridegroom were there, and old companions of his childhood – all like one big family.
The great white flakes of snow commenced to fall outside during the feast, and it looked so good after the long dry spell that it made the guests laugh and say that the marriage ought to have occurred before to bless the thirsty land.
God bless them with love and joy and plenty, and long life in their new home.

At Lincoln Dec. 24, 1910, Edward Mullen and Miss Lillie Hills, Probate Judge Artman officiating.
The groom is a young man who has spent years enough in this community to make his sterling worth known to all. He is a school teacher by profession, and is now teaching the Rocky Point school. His thorough methods in the school room have made him highly successful in his line of work.
The bride is a daughter of Hiram Hills, of Milo, and is a favorite in the young set. She will make a fitting helpmeet for the young man of her choice.
After the ceremony they went to Palco, Kans., where they visited Boyd Saunders and Frank Mooney, also Mrs. Ida Grecian who is a sister of Sherm Jackson. They returned Wednesday of this week, and will live on the Geo. Loy place. The Bee extends congratulations and best wishes.

5 January 1911

John Norton and Cora A. Gee were married by Probate Judge Artman in Lincoln last Friday. Mr. Norton is one of our solid farmers; the bride is, we believe, comparatively a newcomer, but one whose appearance guarantees a pleasant personality.

26 January 1911

Henry M. Jones and Mrs. E. Lenhart were married at Lincoln Saturday afternoon, Jan. 21, 1911, Probate Judge Artman officiating. Both contracting parties have lived here many years and are too well and favorably known to require an introduction to local readers; but for the benefit of other readers we will say that the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. McCurry, of Milo, Kans., and was the Santa Fe agent at this place until a few weeks ago, when she resigned and Mr. Jones was appointed to the place. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Jones, of Barnard. The newly married couple are highly popular and have the best wishes of a multitude of friends. With these other friends the Bee extends hearty congratulations.

1 June 1911

Last Sunday at high noon the Rev. Fred Blanding united in marriage Roy Dowdall and Miss Trena Nelson at the home of the bride near Barnard. A bounteous wedding dinner followed the ceremony, to which only relatives and a few close friends were invited.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nelson, prosperous farmers, who have lived here for some years.
The groom is a contractor and builder, with up-to-date ideas in his work, and he has succeeded in working up a good business in his line.
The young couple have a great many friends who are joyfully congratulating them and wishing them unlimited happiness and prosperity in their new life, which motion the Bee gladly seconds.

8 June 1911

Charles Judd and Miss Leona Dwight were married at Minneapolis Tuesday of this week, and settled down to family life the same day in the Griffeth residence. Mr. Judd is a son of Ed Judd, the furniture dealer of this place. He is a worthy young man always ready for work. The bride is one of Barnard's most beautiful young women and a favorite among young and old. The Bee joins their host of friends in congratulations.

Quinter was the scene of a most enjoyable home wedding on June 7, at the home of Mrs. D. M. Burns, when their daughters, Florence and Virgie united in marriage to Mr. R.W. Johnson and Mr. I.W. Patrick, both of Barnard, Kansas.
The brides were beautifully dressed in ivory satin, trimmed in point lace. They wore brooches of pearls, gifts of the grooms, and carried bouquets of white carnation tied with chiffon.
The home was beautifully decorated with white carnations and ferns sent from Salina.
The wedding party entered the parlor to the strains of the Bridal Rose March played by Mrs. Harrington, where an impressive ceremony was performed by Rev. W. J. Ward, of Grainfield, Kans.
After the ceremony and congratulations all followed the host and hostess to the dining hall where an elegant five course luncheon was served.
The guests from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Johnson, Leslie Johnson, Misses Gladys and Hazel Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bridenstine and baby and Ralph Remington, all of Barnard. The Misses Edna and Esther Beighly, of Ellsworth, Mrs. Guy Burns and daughter Eva, of Jericho, Mrs. Fred Goure and daughters of Lincoln, Miss Dale Snowden of Howard, Rev. and Mrs. W. J. Ward and son, of Grainfield, Misses Edna Smith, Bena Morse, and Verna Thomas, of Gove City, Fay Holmes, of Catalpa, Mrs. W. B. Smith and sons, Lee, Hugh and Stanley, of Gove, and Mrs. Harrington, of Catalpa.
The happy couples leave immediately for Barnard, Kansas, where they will make their future home.
Quinter will be loath to give up these two young women as they have been very popular in social and church circles and have hosts of friends who gave them many beautiful tokens of remembrance.
These young couples will begin their married life with skies bright and as both the grooms are sturdy, industrious, young men, their future should be blessed with happiness and plenty.
The best wishes of their many friends follow these young people to their new homes. – Quinter Advocate.
The people of Barnard as a unit, will congratulate these worthy young folks, who were all raised here and are therefore well and favorably known to all of us. We heartily second all of the good things said by the Advocate and we are glad to know that both couples will make their home in Barnard.
May they be prosperous and happy is the wish of the Bee.

6 July 1911

At Enterprise, Kans., Tuesday, July 4, 1911, Miss Stella Beltz, of Enterprise, to Carl F. Herrell.
Mr. Herrell is a tinner and plumber employed by Blanding Bros., of this place. In the short time he has been with us he has earned the respect of all. He is a willing and competent workman and an agreeable young man socially. The bride is a stranger to Barnard people, but we feel confident that the fact of her being Carl's choice carries with it an all around guaranty.

21 September 1911

A very pretty home wedding occured [sic] Wednesday of this week at 8 o'clock p.m. at the home of the bride's parents between Barnard and Simpson. The contracting parties were Miss Theresa Kimsey and Willard Hills, Rev. Fred Blanding officiating. A sister of the bride acted as bridesmaid and a brother of the groom as best man. Miss Leota Peterson presided at the piano and dispensed sweet music to add charm to the occasion.
These young people are highly respected throughout the community and have entered the married state with the best wishes of many admiring friends.

2 November 1911

In looking over our Monday's Beloit Gazette we noticed that the wedding of J. Ora Van Pelt, of Victor, and Miss Jessie Maude Harper, of Barnard, was set for yesterday (Wednesday). We regret that we have had no further particulars concerning the marriage of this estimable couple. They have many friends among the readers of this paper who would no doubt have appreciated a more extended report of the notable affair. But the Bee man is a mighty poor guesser when it comes to the details of a wedding ceremony, so we will have to let it go at this. We did not notice the item in the Gazette until the morning of going to press – too late to go out and hustle for the particulars.

16 November 1911

It is with pleasure that we record the wedding of Mr. Ora Ross Van Pelt, of Victor, and Miss Jessie Maude Harper, of Barnard, which took place on the 8th day of November, 1911, at the home of the bride's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Norton, six and a half miles west of Barnard. The ceremony was performed by Elder B. F. McMillan at high noon with the beautiful ring service. The attendants were Mr. Frank Norton, an uncle of the bride, and the bride's sister, Miss Myrtle, who did their parts well.
The beautiful affair was introduced by a wedding march entitled "Jessie," and as the bride's name is the same, it was very fitting to the occasion. Mrs. J. L. Moore, of Barnard, who made the selection of this piece of music, is an old friend of the bride from the time of her childhood until she was united in marriage in her young womanhood, and had the pleasure in playing this appropriate piece.
The ceremony was performed under a beautiful arch prepared by Miss Myrtle, the sister, and represented the meaning of a true and happy beginning of the new life with all that the young hearts in this union can hope for.
The floral offerings at the wedding were beautiful and consisted of white and pink chrysanthemums.
The bride was dressed in ivory white Messlen silk, with appropriate trimmings and flowers, and her appearance at the marriage altar was one of refinement, beauty and youth.
The groom was clad in the conventional black, and he, too, represented young and noble manhood.
After the service that united these worthy young people for life, and the tender and loving congratulations from the large circle of relatives and friends who were present, and which will always be a happy memory to all, the company was ushered into the dining room where all eyes took in another scene of continued pleasure. It was a beautiful and bountiful feast to which all did ample justice. This loving expression of the grandfather and grandmother of the bride towards the guests, and, perhaps, a still more tender love for the one who was reared from almost babyhood in their home, to become a happy bride, was appreciated by all.
The presents were numerous, and everything will fill an important place in the new life and the necessities of home, as well as adornment and beauty, there.
If the bright day and the happiness of the occasion, and the many happy expressions of good wishes count for anything, and are harbingers of long life and much joy and prosperity, these young people certainly will have a life in which each can have and hold that which the heart takes as its richest satisfaction and comfort with God's blessing.
The groom represents a large relationship of good an industrious people, and is a young man in whom are worthy aspirations and good character. He will take his young helpmeet to the home where he was reared, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Van Pelt, having moved to Beloit. She is a music teacher and the home will have song and cheer, as well as expressions of a happy union. She is a daughter of Mr. Samuel Harper, of Lincoln county, whose parents came to that part of Kansas at an early day. When the bride was only two years old the mother died, leaving her and the little sister; but a good Providence which always knows what is for the best, put it into the hearts of grandpa and grandma Norton to take care of them, and, truly, it was a good home for each of them.
The many friends join in many good wishes – that their skies may be always bright, and life be pleasant, and the best that God has for his children in this life and that which is to come, may be theirs.

21 December 1911

Ernest Gary, of Barnard, and Miss Winnie Snyder, of Leavenworth, were married at Salina Thursday of last week. The groom is one of the firm that recently purchased the barbershop here. The friends of the groom quietly made arrangements to escort the newly married couple up town from the depot in an unique and gaily ornamented vehicle, but their plans were nipped in the bud by the groom's brother, A. C. Gary, and all the fun was spoiled.

28 December 1911

Will Frost and Mabel Judd were married Christmas at the home of the bride's parents in this city, Rev. F. A. Lewis officiating. Very few besides immediate relatives witnessed the ceremony. Out-of-town guests were: Harry Judd, brother of the bride, and family, of Concordia; a sister of the groom, from Salina, and Miss Maggie Boyer, of Manchester.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Judd. These good people have been with us a number of years, and numerous are the friends who are congratulating the happy couple. The groom is an exemplary young man, of industrious habits. For about a year past he has had charge of the engines in the Santa Fe yards at this place, and his record with the company is of the best. A well furnished house was awaiting the young people, and they are now nicely settled in their own home. May they live long and prosper.

Ernest Gibbs and Mary Smith were married Christmas Day at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. John Rees. The knot was tied by
Dr. John Rees,
Who is Justice of the Peace --
Will his po'try never cease?
Dr. Rees being step-father of the bride, it was quite the thing that he should have the pleasure of performing the ceremony. Only immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present.
The bride has been a resident of this city a little over six months, but in that time she has gained the good will and high esteem of all with whom she has come in contact. The groom is a younger brother of W. H. and John Gibbs, and is employed in the Gibbs meat market. He is an industrious and reliable young man and will make good.
Here's congratulations and best wishes.

11 January 1912

Mabel Hickman and Geo. Forrest were married Jan. 2, at Lincoln by the Methodist minister.
The groom is one of the steady farmers of Lincoln county. His record is of the best, and we prophesy for him a successful career. We have not had the pleasure of knowing the bride, but we have all kinds of faith in the judgement [sic] of the young man who wooed and won her. She has been living with her folks about 6 miles southwest of Barnard.
The wedding came as a surprise to the friends and relatives, the young folks having kept their secret. They will make their home on the Forrest place 1 mile west and 3 south of Barnard.
The Bee joins a host of friends in extending congratulations and best wishes.

At the home of the officiating minister, H. C. Bradbury, Lincoln, Kans., January 4, 1912, Frank Keating, of Lincoln, and Sina E. Stover, of Barnard. Frank is well known at Pleasant Dale, Colbert and Elkhorn. His is a healthy, industrious young farmer and has made a wise choice in a good, strong helpmeet for life. They will live southeast of Barnard. The bride has lived in Barnard many years. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Stover, and has always been popular among the young people.
The Bee wishes the newly married couple much happiness.

8 February 1912

Charles O. Bowers and Miss Rose Z. Alte were married by the probate judge at Minneapolis Wednesday of this week. Miss Alice Bowers, a sister of the groom accompanied them to Minneapolis.
Charles Bowers was raised here and has developed into a young man of industrious habits. He is a son of Mr. and Mr. John Bowers, who are among our old-time and respected residents. We know very little of the bride more than that her former home is some 12 miles northwest of Barnard, and that she has been a frequent visitor to our little city, and in that way has formed many pleasant friendships. We join the many friends of both in wishing them success and happiness. They will live on the Nealeigh place near Milo.

29 February 1912

Miss Essie Joseph and Ewing Cook, both of Barnard, were married by Probate Judge Henry at Minneapolis Thursday of last week. The bride has grown from a child to young womanhood in Barnard, or close by, and her many good qualities have made loyal friends of all who know her. The groom is a young man of steady habits and gentlemanly ways. For some time until a few months ago he owned and operated a barber shop here, but he sold out and is now located at Delphos. We have not learned the future plans of the young couple, but we take this opportunity of wishing them success and happiness wherever they may locate.

4 April 1912

Percy G. Howes, of Minneapolis, Kans., and Miss Lenore E. Cooke, of Barnard, were married at the Baptist parsonage in this city at 6:00 this (Thursday) morning, Rev. A. S. Edwards officiating.
The groom is a son of Dr. L. A. Howes, of Minneapolis. He is a capable young man and takes his bride to a comfortable and beautiful home prepared for the event. The bride is the gifted and accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Cooke of this place. The newly married couple will live in Minneapolis, and the best wishes of numerous friends go with them.

2 May 1912

Neles Nelson and Miss Viola Harbin were married at 5 o'clock Wednesday evening of this week at the residence of Rev. Fred Blanding, who performed the ceremony. Immediately after the ceremony the wedding party adjourned to the Jake Kaul place, where the wedding supper had been prepared. About forty relatives and friends there gathered did honor to the occasion of feasting and merrymaking.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Harbin, who are among the very early settlers. For the past year Miss Viola has had charge of the Barnard central; and her courteous and painstaking service has been greatly valued by the patrons of the line. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nelson, who are numbered with our successful farmers. Neles is an energetic young farmer, and with his brothers, will farm the Kaul place, where Neles had prepared for his bride a well furnished home. The Bee joins a host of friends in congratulations and best wishes.

30 May 1912

Miss Anna Murray and Eugene Crumrine were married at Minneapolis Wednesday, May 29, at 8 a.m., Rev. Father Volker officiating.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Murray, who are among our most respected farmers. They live three miles northeast of Barnard. Anna is not only a very popular young woman, but she is away above the average in domestic accomplishments. She is just the kind of woman to make home life a joy and a comfort to the young man of her choice. Mr. Crumrine is a young man of quiet but industrious habits. Our acquaintance with him is rather limited, but we hear him highly spoken of by all.
The wedding party returned to Barnard on the 10:50 passenger, and repaired to the Murray home, where a large number of invited guests greeted them. Now, just how we are going to do justice to a description of the wedding feast that followed is beyond our ken. We haven't the words. That event occurred about thirty hours previous to this writing, and we are still too full for mere words. Anyway we did justice to the spread. The Murrays are famous as entertainers, and this occasion lacked none of the finishing touches. Just one item – there were fourteen varieties of cakes. It was a great feast.
Among those present from a distance were: O.D. Ladd, John Ulmer and family and Sam Wilder and family, all from Concordia; Michael Griffin and family, of Formoso; Chas. Bro and family, of Verdi; Jim Griffin, of Niles; S. E. Crumrine and wife, Boyd and Straud Crumrine, all of Glasco, and Bert E. Marler, of Simpson.
Here's congratulations! May their wedded life be long, happy and prosperous.

20 June 1912

O. J. Tatum and Miss Estella Tanner were married near Highmore, So. Dakota, June 14. They arrived here Tuesday.
The groom is one of our jolly, old-young men, and has friends at every turn. He is one of our substantial farmers, and we join everybody in wishing him happiness with his bride, who, though a stranger here, must be worthy of the regard of our people or O. J. wouldn't have gone so far to get her.

J. S. Mowl and Miss Faye Tweedy were married at the home of the bride in Emporia June 18.
The groom, "Jack", as he is called by the boys, is fireman on the freight on this branch. He hasn't been with us long, but long enough to make his friend every one with whom he has come in contact. He is a fine young man – and one of good judgement [sic]; one has only to meet his bride to realize that fact.
The happy young couple came to Barnard Wednesday and will make this their home as long as Jack keeps this run.

29 August 1912

At the home of the bride, about eight miles west of Barnard, Sunday, August 24, 1912, Miss May Stewart and Arthur James were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, Rev. Fred Blanding officiating.
Very few guests were invited other than relatives.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Stewart, prosperous farmers of this neighborhood. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gardner James, who are also well-to-do farmers of this community.
A sumptuous wedding dinner was served. Many beautiful and useful presents were given the happy couple as tokens of the love and esteem of the givers. The young people will farm a place just west of the Harmony church. They are both steady and industrious, and we see success ahead for them.

3 October 1912

Herman Morehead, the very efficient head of the harness department of the Blanding Hardware Co., and Mrs. Della Harris were married by the probate Judge at Minneapolis last Thursday.
In the few years that the bride has lived here she has won many friends by her quiet industrious ways. In Mr. Morehead she has won a worthy life-pardner [sic], one who counts every acquaintance a friend.
We join many other friends in wishing this worthy couple much happiness and prosperity.

5 December 1912

At Lincoln Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1912, by Probate Judge Artman, Miss Hazel Wilhite, of Barnard, to Frank Cornelisson, of Ada.
The bride is one of Barnard's best young ladies, highly respected by all who know her. The groom is an energetic and prosperous young farmer, popular among the people of his community, and he also counts many friends here. We understand that they have gone to Palco, where they will make their future home.
We wish them the best of success.

12 December 1912

At the residence of Rev. Alfred E. Vanorden, Salina, Kans., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1912, at high noon, Miss Anna Hunter to Harriss L. Hart, Rev. Vanorden officiating.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hunter, who are prosperous and highly respected farmers. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hart, also well-to-do farmers and good citizens. These young people are so well and favorably known and so universally well liked that it would be superfluous to multiply complimentary phrases in this notice. It is sufficient to say that none are more popular and well liked by everybody, and none more deservedly so.
They will visit Kansas City and other points, and then will take up their residence on the old John Hart place about 1½ miles east of town.
The Bee extends heartiest congratulations.


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