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from the Barnard Bee,

These marriages were gleaned from the Barnard Bee by Craig Trost and donated to the Lincoln County KSGenWeb page.

6 February 1913

A very pleasant wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Saine Sunday, Feb. 2, 1913, the bride being Miss Maud Saine, the youngest daughter of Mrs. Royal Sanders; the groom, Al G. Bowen, is the youngest son of Thomas J. Bowen.
The bride was dressed in a beautiful blue silk messaline, trimmed with cream point-lace. The bridesmaid was was [sic] Miss Cora Strange, the groom's best man being Louis Saine. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. S. Edwards, of the Barnard Baptist church, at half past twelve, p. m., a delicious wedding feast being served immediately after the ceremony.
The guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rathbun and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Louderbaugh, Louis Saine and mess Cora Strange, Mrs. Will Rathbun and daughters Fern and Mary, Mr. and Mrs. Ray James, Albert Hartson, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Saine.
The young couple will make their future home on the old Forrest place, which the groom recently purchased.

6 March 1913

At the home of the officiating ministers, Lincoln, Kansas, at nine o'clock a. m. February 23, by Henry C. Bradbury, assisted by Rev. Jay Hanna, Aaron T. McDonald, of Barnard, and Mary E. Vannet, of Lincoln.
Aaron is a son of Rev. McDonald, of Barnard; a strong young man who loves hard work. Mary is a school teacher -- just the kind to make a good wife. They went in a sleigh to their home at Barnard. May God ever bless their home with love, you and peace, and a great plenty of everything good. -- H.C.B.

13 March 1913

At the home of the bride's parents, 2 3/4 miles northeast of Barnard, at 5:15 p. m. March 9, 1913, Mr. Guy Holmes to Miss Vera Florence Cozad.
Mr. Holmes lived at Catalpa, Kansas. The bride's parents moved to Jed Washer's farm from Catalpa about one month ago.
Neither of the contracting parties are very well know here, but we are sure that all join in wishing them a long and prosperous life.
Following the marriage ceremony, the guests were ushered into the dining room, where a table was just loaded with good things to eat. It would be superfluous to say that each and everyone endeavored to do full justice to all that was there.
Those present were the bride's parents, W. S. Swank and family, J. C. Washer and family, Mrs. G. Brown, Rev. A. S. Edwards, of the Baptist church, officiating.

20 March 1913

At the home of Ed Diehnel, near Milo, on March 16th at 5 o'clock, Mr. Willie Wade, of Lincoln to Miss Dora Hickle, of Barnard, Rev. A. S. Edwards officiating.
After the ceremony was performed, the guests were ushered into the dining room where they found a table loaded with lots of good things to eat and of course we all tried to do full justice to what was there. Mr. and Mrs. Wade are well known and have many friends in and around Barnard. We all wish them a long and happy life. They left Monday morning for College Park, Texas where they expect to make their home for a while. Those present were Ed Diehnel, Al Adams and family, W. H. West and family and Frank Murphy.

3 April 1913

Lincoln Republican: At the home of the officiating minister, H.C. Bradbury, Lincoln, Kansas, March 26, 1913 Edwin West, of Barnard, Kans., and Paula A. W. Moegling, of Milo, Kansas.
Edward is a strong young farmer and needs just such a good help-mate as Paula. They have a farm near Logan schoolhouse, 12 miles northeast of Lincoln. Mrs. Ed Moss and children furnished two nice cheerful songs for the wedding. May God Bless this new home.-- H.C.B.

24 April 1913

David Wallace and Jessie Mastellar, of Barnard, were married at Lincoln yesterday (Wednesday) by Probate Artman. There highly respected young people will have the congratulations and hearty well wishes of many friends and neighbors.

1 May 1913

Herman Moegling, of Milo, and Anna Rittel, of Barnard, were married Wednesday of last week at the residence of Rev. Fred Blanding who performed the ceremony. The bride is a well known school teacher, and the groom is an industrious young farmer. They will live on the Moegling place on Spring Creek. They are a worthy couple, and we anticipate a full measure of happiness and prosperity for them.

18 September 1913

Married.--At the residence of the bride's parents, Barnard Kans., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1913, at 6 o'clock, p. m., Albert Blanding and Miss Merle Mesick, Rev. G. Johnson officiating, assisted by Fred Blanding.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Mesick, who for many years have been factors for good in the church and social circles of our little city.
No words of ours could increase in any degree the high regard in which the bride is held by everybody in this community.
The groom is the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Blanding, of this place, who also have always been in line for the best interests of the city. The name of Blanding has for eleven years stood for big things in the mercantile line in Barnard.
Albert possesses those qualities that go to make for success in the business world and a comfortable and happy home for the girl of his choice.
In this union we have the joining of two of our best families. Our best wishes to with these worthy young people.

23 October 1913

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1913, Earl Murphy and Miss Ruth Wheeler were united in the bonds of holy wedlock by Probate Judge Artman. A sumptuous wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride only near relatives being present.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.N. Wheeler, who reside on a farm three miles northeast of Barnard. She is universally well liked and will prove a worthy helpmeet. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Murphy, who have for many years been residents of this place. He is a young man of correct habits and a clean record. Both of these young people have many friends who wish them much happiness and success in the new life.

20 November 1913

Just as we go to press it is reported that Miss Oma Wheeler and Howard Saunders were married yesterday at Minneapolis. They are popular young high-school students, and we join their many friends in wishing them much happiness.

27 November 1913

Rev. Fred Blanding put in a fairly busy day yesterday -- Wednesday. At noon he united in the holy bonds of wedlock Newton Rathbun and Miss Jennie Stewart at the home of the bride near Prairie Grove. The bride is a daughter of Robert Stewart, the groom being a son of Elan Rathbun. Thus are two worthy families of the rural district united, and another happy couple embarked on a life of new responsibilities.
Then in the evening Rev. Blanding performed another marriage ceremony this time at his own home, the contracting parties being Miss Ethel Wear and Bert Pruitt, two very popular and widely known young people of the prosperous community lying some six miles north and west of Barnard. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Pruitt. Here are represented two of our most prosperous and most highly esteemed families.

22 January 1914

Just as we go to press we learn that John Stover and Miss Viva Tromble, both of Barnard, were married at Lincoln yesterday.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Tromble, Mr. Tromble being in charge of the implement department of the Farmers Union Store here. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Stover, and is the local Standard Oil man. The contracting parties are very popular young people, and they have the well wishes of everybody. Success to them.

19 February 1914

Doyle Biggs and Miss Cynthia Washer, both of Barnard, were married at Minneapolis yesterday. They were accompanied on the trip to Minneapolis by Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Biggs, parents of the bridegroom.
These young people were both raised in this community, and have won many friends and the good will of all.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Washer, who lives [sic] on a beautiful farm 2 ½ miles northeast of town. The parents of the groom were early settlers in this valley and have made their home here ever since. The best wishes of a host of friends will follow this young couple in their happy advent in the realm of married life.

19 March 1914

At their new home 3 miles west of Barnard, Wednesday evening, March 18, 1914; Mr. Floyy [sic] L. Bulis, to Miss Myrtle I. Harper, both of Barnard. Also Mr. Frank C. Norton, of Barnard to Miss Lavinia E. Bishop, of Solomon.
At six o'clock, p. m. the first two of these contracting parties took their place within the circle of friends, and Rev. R.E. House spoke the solemn and beautiful words which blended their young lives for weal or woe, for all the years that lie before.
After these words were spoken, and vows exchanged, the pastor lead the couple to the center of the room, and to the complete surprise of nearly every person there, immediately requested Mr. Norton and his fair young bride to join their right hands. After which the sweetest ceremony of life took place. After congratulations were extended, a most bounteous repast was served. Some of the guests were obliged to hurry away because of other engagements.
But one and all most sincerely wish heaven's blessings upon these young lives just starting down the stream of life together. May the sun shine, and the birds sing, and the flowers bloom for them. And may the river of life finally end for them to the quiet waters of the lagoon.

Miss Blanch Pfaff and S. G. Titsworth were married at Lincoln last Friday evening. The bride is teaching the 7th and 8th grades in the Barnard schools. Mr. Titsworth is a Beaver township farmer, and incidentally is a candidate for sheriff on the republican ticket before the August primaries.

7 May 1914

T.W. Brewer and Miss Ruth Kidwell were married at Beloit yesterday. T.W., or Tom, as he is called by everybody, is a native of Lincoln county. Since the death of his mother twelve years ago he has made his home with his grandmother, Mrs. H.T. Tatum. The bride is the very estimable daughter of "Kit" Kidwell, who lives six miles south of Barnard.
These young people have many friends here who wish them well in their new relation.

Alva Johnson, of Chicago, and Miss Elia Hibler were married at the home of the bride in this city yesterday, Rev. J.R. Hibler, of Clay Center, an uncle of the bride, officiating.
The bride only recently moved to Barnard with her parents, but in the short time she has been here she has won many friends. Mr. Johnson is in the railway mail service, running oout [sic] of Chicago.

28 May 1914

Miss Edith Getman was married May 23 at Marion, Kans., to Dr. J.O. Cheney, of Hillsboro, Kans. Miss Getman taught here two terms and has many admiring friends. Dr. Cheney is a dentist at Hillsboro, where the newly wedded couple will make their home.

Will Wallace and Mary Ann Shirley, both of Barnard, were married at Minneapolis Wednesday of last week.
These young people were raised here and have a host of friends who are congratulating them.

25 June 1914

Vernon Edgell and miss Rilla Brockway were married last Sunday morning at the residence of the Rev. Fred Blanding, who officiated.
These young people were raised here, and they come from the perservering Kansas pioneer stock -- the kind of people that have shown the world how to make a paradise out of a prairie. We join their many other friends in extending congratulations.
They will make their home a few miles this side of Simpson.

23 July 1914

At the home of the bridegroom, Lincoln, Kansas, Thursday evening, July 16, 1914, by H. C. Bradbury, minister of the gospel, George Guy, of Lincoln, and Joretta Loomis, of Monteseno, Wash.
The bride and groom have been acquainted with each other for 50 years, and used to live at Saltville, Mitchell county, Kansas. When their former companions, husband and wife, were taken from them they felt more and more the need to a mate to make a happy home. The groom is over 70 years of age, the bride not quite as old. May they ever be young and their last days their best.

13 August 1914

A very pretty wedding occurred at the Burkepile home, eight miles southwest of Barnard, last Sunday at high noon, when May, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Burkepile, was united to John E. Strange, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Strange, in the holy bond of wedlock, Rev. Roy Hendrickson, pastor of the Lincoln Christian church, performing the ceremony that made this popular young couple man and wife.
Both bride and groom were born and raised in Lincoln county, and no better young people can be found among our native born.
Immediately after the ceremony 84 guests -- all relatives -- sat down to the sumptuous wedding feast that had been joyously prepared, and due attention was given for an hour or two to the principal business of this life -- the satisfying of the inner man.
Over forty beautiful and useful presents gave evidence of the high esteem in which bride and groom are held.
Among the relatives form other points were the grandparents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Heller, of Abilene and a sister of Mr. Burkepile, Mrs. Meers, of Beloit. All the others were Lincoln county people.
Our best wishes to the newly-weds.

15 October 1914

Clifford D. Mesick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mesick of Barnard, and Miss Ann Kiniry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Kiniry, of Beloit, were married in Beloit last week, and immediately after a wedding breakfast at the home [of] the bride they left for Kansas City, whre they will spend the honeymoon.
The Beloit Call says: "The bride is a graduate of the Beloit high school and has for the past few weeks assisted at the Kiniry & Son hardware Store as bookkeeper. Her proverbial good nature, happy, lady-like ways and many admirable qualities have won for her a warm spot in the hearts of Beloit people, and she truly is one of this city's best.
"Mr. Mesick is a tried and true clerk for the Morris Clothing Co., in which position he has been employed for several years, coming to Beloit from Barnard. During this time he has proven a steady, industrious workman, a jolly good fellow, and one well fitted as a life partner for the young lady who is now his bride."

28 January 1915

Some men are born lucky, some handsome, and a few rich.
Whether he is handsome or rich we will not say, but at least L. L. Trego, principal of the Barnard high school, is lucky, for on last Saturday he took for a wife Miss Edna H. Smith, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Smith, who moved from Barnard to Newton a few weeks ago.
The bride inherited from her parents a happy, pleasant disposition and cultured ways that makes one proud of her friendship. She is one of Barnard's Best, and we wish her all that is good and desirable in the years to come.
Mr. Trego, the groom, has been with us only since the present school year began, but we have all learned and do appreciate his sterling worth. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Trego, of Humboldt, Kans.
The then prospective bride and groom met by appointment at Manchester last Saturday morning, going from there to Minneapolis, where they were met by Mr. J. Cleve Tibbetts, of Minneapolis, and Miss Hazelle Cellar, of Barnard, and escorted to the office of Probate Judge E. E. Baldwin, who spoke the words that united them in the holy bonds of wedlock, using the beautiful and impressive ring ceremony, with Mr. Tibbetts and Miss Cellar as groomsman and bridesmaid, respectively.
The bridal party took dinner at the Parker House, arriving at Barnard (excepting Mr. Tibbetts), on the freight that evening.
Of course the high-school boys were out in force when the train whistled in, and the bride and groom were -- if not with great dignity and eclat, then with much good feeling and joyfulness -- conducted up Main street in an open buggy propelled by the boys. The newly-weds took the proceedings as a matter-of-course, and they were finally, with the hearty good will and best wishes of all, permitted to enjoy a splendid supper served them at the home of Miss Cellar.
Here's to them -- that they may experience as much of the joys and as little of the sorrows of wedded life as may be possible.

27 May 1915

Friday night, May 21, 1915, at the home of the bride, Miss Goldie Wilhite to W. L. Zenor, of Colorado.
The bride and groom were preceded by Dr. R. B. Miller as best man and Miss Margaret Richmond as bridesmaid, who were in turn preceded by little Francis King carrying a tray on which was concealed the wedding ring.
The bride was attired in a gown of white silk crepe de chine trimmed in shadow lace and orange blossoms. The groom was attired in a suit of conventional black.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Fred Blanding, a long-time teacher of the Bible class of which the bride was an honored member.
The marriage service, always a most impressive one, was this time especially so, uniting the two young people who will henceforth be so far removed from us. Dainty refreshments were served in the dining room, which was tastefully decorated with white roses (the bride's class flower and carnations with ferns and vines.
The large wedding cake was cut by the bride, as there was only one unmarried lady present -- it was too dangerous to permit her to cut for the ring. Now she will go fomr us to a home in the west, and our hearts go with her, for we know that
Life is the soul's great college --
Then sing a song of ages'
Eternities to come.
When "1915" meets in heaven,
Our members all at home.
The out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. A. Morrison and son Vernon, of Salina, Dr. R. B. Miller, of Abilene, Miss Margaret Richmond, of Toronto, Kans., Rev. Fred Blanding, of Lenora, Kans., Mrs. C. M. Severns and son Gerald, of Delphos, Kans.
Mr. and Mrs. Zenor will be at home to their friends after June 15 at Bonanza, Colo.

A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Mesick May 21, 1915, when Miss Grace M. Harrison and Pearl Johnson were united in marriage.
Mrs. Emma Davis played Lohengrin's bridal march as the couple entered the room. The house was beautifully decorated with house plants.
Rev. Fred Blanding officiated.
The bride wore a beautiful dress of white crepe de chine.
Mrs. Johnson has taught in the Barnard school the past two years. Mr. Johnson is a son of Rev. G. Johnson, formerly pastor of the M. E. church at this place.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson left for a short visit with the former's parents, after which they will be at home to their friends in Barnard. We wish for them a long and prosperous life.

Sunday, May 25, 1915, we had a good sweet wedding at the home of the bride's parent's, Mrs. and Mrs. E. M. Donovan, when George Emor Loy and Minnie Pearl Donovan were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. It was a home wedding, relatives only being present, and Elder H. C. Bradbury officiating. Shortly after the ceremony the wedding party attended the meeting at Pinon school house where bride and groom received the congratulations and blessings of many friends. They will go to housekeeping on the W. J. Tatum farm near Barnard. -- H. C. B.

23 September 1915

Miss Ruth West and Oral Myer, two very fine young people living southeast of town, were married at Lincoln Wednesday of last week. The bride is a daughter of W. H. West, the groom being a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Myer, both familsies [sic] being among our most highly respected and prosperous farmers. We join a large circle of friends in wishing the young couple the best of luck.

23 December 1915

Riley E. Markley and Emma J. McKinney were married at Lincoln last Sunday, Elder H. C. Bradbury officiating. John Marley was best man and Stella Strange bridesmaid. The newly wedded couple will make their hom near Pinon. They have a host of friends who wish them well in their new venture.


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