Marriage Notices

Thanks to Jim Miller and Gail Meyer Kilgore for submitting some of these.
Union Sentinel - Feb. 21, 1863


On the 15th Inst. in Ottawa, Clark County at the residence of James Rogers Esp., by M. B. Rees, J. P. - Mr. William Rogers to Miss Margaret Yoakley of Lucas County.

Oh Happy lot! and hallowed, even as the joy of Angels.

Union Sentinel - April 4, 1863


At the residence of the bride's father, on the 29th of March, by Judge Rice, Mr. J. W. MILER to Miss CALISTA DANER, daughter of SAMUEL DANER all of this Township.

Union Sentinel - July 18, 1863


At the residence of Wm Gustin on the evening of the 13th of July 1863, by M. B. Rees, Esqr., Mr. JOSEPH C. CONINE to Miss EMMA P. BATES.


The above came with these words appended - "Please add a line." That is I suppose they want a sentiment. Well we are not very good at that business, but here you have it:

Oh, may your heart o'er flow with joys,

Your home with Union girls and boys,

And should they fill your ears with noise

While playing with their pets and toys

May nothing evil e'er possess you.


But, if a little Copperhead

Should with you take his board and bed

Just clap your heal upon his head

And keep it there until he's dead -

And God will bless you.

Osceola Sentinel, December 20, 1894

Married at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Blake, Tuesday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m., Miss Minnie A. Blake and J. Lewis Neal. Rev. Adams, of Des Mones, officiating...The bride is a charming young lady of sixteen, and was dressed in a wool momie cloth trimmed with cream satin and beads, and the groom wore the conventional black. Miss Gertie Neal of Lincoln, Nebraska, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid, wearing light blue silk and Mr. Millard Gibson was groomsman. They received many elegant presents, and the best wishes of a host of friends go with them as they begin life together at such an early age.

Osceola Sentinel,January 3, 1895

One of the happiest marriages of the season was solemnized at the residence of Mr. and Jed Knotts, 506 south Eighth street at noon Thursday December 20th. The contracting parties were Richard Henry Tyner of New Haven, Connecticut, and Lillian May Knotts, of this city. As Miss Tressie Salee played the wedding march the prospective bride and ...

Osceola Sentinel, March 7, 1895

Married, Wednesday evening, February 27th, at the residence of the brides's parents, Mr. William H. Carson and Miss Mary Wiley. Rev. Church officiateing. Shortly after 7 o'clock, the bride and groom marched into the presence of a goodly number of invited guests, and under an arch beautifully decorated with evergreen and roses, took the vows that bound them together for life. The bride looked lovely, wearing a dress of light wool, richly trimmed in ribbon and lace. The groom looked his best and manliest. After the congratulations were received, the bride and groom led the way to one of the best suppers that it was ever our fortune to sit down to. Everything that could tempt the palate of an epicure was there, and to which we all did ample justice. They received many beautiful and useful presents, but we haven't room to enumerate them. We hardly know whether to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Wiley on the gain of a son, or to sympathize with them in the loss of their only daughter, but all join in wishing the couple a happy journey together through life. They will shortly go to house keeping on a farm four miles north of Woodburn. One of the peculiarities of this marriage is that four of the aged grand parents were present, Mr. and mrs. David Danner and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tedrow.

Osceola Sentinel - July 6, 1899

Marriages on June 28, 1899:

Mae LOREY (dau. of M/M S.H. LOREY) and J. Wesley CHEW. The bride was from Leon and taught 3 years in the Leon school. The groom lived at Murray for 8 months and is the son of M/M John W. CHEW. They live 3 miles south of Hopeville in Decatur Co. They newlyweds will live in the O.E. GARRETT place on S. Maple.

Osceola Sentinel - July 8, 1899

Marriages July 5 at Justice Kyte's office:

W. E. MCBROOM and Miss Ruie JONES of Osceola. They will live at his home in Chadron, Nebraska.

I. A. TOUET and Hattie BEASHOR at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. BEASHOR on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. The bride's sister, Miss Jennie BEASHOR, played the wedding march. Mr. ELLIOTT of Chicago was the groomsman and Miss Laura BEASHOR was the bridesmaid. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beashor. They will live at the DAVIS residence in southwest Osceola.

Osceola Sentinel - July 13, 1899

Friday, July 9th at Justice office in Osceola, Mr. Onna BLATTENBERG and Miss Mettie NEEDS. They are from Madison twp.

Robert YOUNG of Lacona married Mary STANSELL of New Virginia at her parents home. Her parents are M/M F. K. STANSELL.

Osceola Democrat - September 17, 1908

Sept 9 at the home of Rev Heckathorn, Mr S A West and Miss Bertha Woods were united in marriage. Mr West takes his bride to a home he has prepared near her fathers where we hope they may have many happy years of wedded life.

Osceola Democrat - November 12, 1908

KENNEDY-PEED   The marriage of Miss Lillie Ethel Peed and Mr. Hal W. Kennedy took place in Kansas City, Mo, Wednesday evening, November 4th, at the home of the bride's parents, 611 Spruce Ave.  Miss Peed was attended by the groom's sister, Miss Daisy Kennedy as maid of honor, while Mr. Kennedy has as best man, Mr. Otto Peed, brother of the bride.  The ring ceremony was performed by Dr. Simpson,pastor of the Oakley M. E. church, in the presence of the immediate relatives and a few friends of the young couple.  Miss Inez Snow played the wedding march.   The floral decorations of the rooms were most beautiful and tasteful, the flowers in the dining room, were a three course supper was served were chrysanthemums and those in the parlor carnations.  The bride gowned in Paris muslin, beautifully trimmed with rare lace and carried a bunch of white roses.  The groom wore the conventional black.  The young people received many valuable and useful presents.   The bride has been head stenographer of the Corn Belt Bank of Kansas City while the groom holds a lucrative position with the National Bank of Commerce.  They will be at their new home which has just been competed, after November 15th, 4342 Prospect Ave.    

Osceola Democrat - November 12, 1908

PULTZ--COOLEY   The marriage of Miss Mabel Edith Pultz to Mr. Fred A. Cooley occurs this Thursday in Des Moines, After a short visit in that city they will return to Osceola and will be at home after November twentieth on Mr. Cooley's farm near Osceola.  The bride is a well known and much liked young lady of this city and until recently has been employed in this office.  She is refined and lovable and will make an admirable wife.   They were accompanied to Des Moines by Miss Lillian Cole and Harry Nicholson.   The groom is the son of Mr. Calvin Cooley and well and favorably known in the community.  He attended school at Ames and is a rising young farmer.  We join most heartily with the many friends of the newly married couple in wishing, long life and happiness.  


Osceola Democrat, Thursday, Nov. 19, 1908

MARRIED   Miss Ida Lane and Mr. Frank Chamberlain were united in marriage Thursday noon, November twelfth at the home of the brides father, six miles north of Osceola.  A number of relatives and friends were present at the ceremony which was performed by Rev. O.M. Penncock of the Osceola Church of Christ.  The bride is the daughter of S.A. Lane and the groom is a prosperous young farmer.  We join with their many friends in wishing for them a long and happy wedded life.  


The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa, Thursday, March 25, 1909

It is noticed by the Osceola Sentinel that DR. CON HARKEN, formerly of Russell, but now a practicing physician at Osceola, has "harkened" to the voice of holy writ and taken unto himself a wife, the bride formerly being MISS EDNA EMERY, a talented young lady.

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