Marriages of Page County, Iowa residents [from various sources]
transcribed by: Pat Combs O'Dell - or as noted on the entry

Beery – Probasco – Mr Glen Beery and Miss Lena Probasco, both of this city, were united in marriage Sunday evening, Dec 24 by Rev R.C. Snodgrass at his home on South Seventeenth St.

Mr Beery has employment at the Night and Day Garage and his bride with the cleaning establishment under Friedman’s store. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 28, 1916

Bloom, McCammond - Mr Charles F. Bloom and Miss Sarah A. McCammond were united in the hold bonds of wedlock Feb 2, 1892, at the home of the bride’s parents Mr and Mrs Hugh McCammond, in Morton township, Rev J.B. Bartley officiating. The Democrat wishes them a long, happy and prosperous wedded life.

[not sure what this should say. The Clarinda Herald has: Bloom, Chas. F. 24 w Sarah A. McCunn 19. CH 03 Feb 1892]


Brown – Blair – Thos L. Brown and Miss Effie L. Blair were united in marriage this afternoon at 3:30, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs L.V. Blair, in south Clarinda, Rev Maclean officiating. A sumptuous wedding feast was served and the young couple made the recipients of many useful and valuable presents. Mr Brown is employed in the Loranz & Co abstract office and a very promising young business man. Miss Effie has been one of the poplar society ladies of this city and will surely make an amiable life companion for her chosen husband. The Democrat joins a host of friends in wishing them a happy and prosperous married life.

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 29, 1908

Cole – Pringle – Mr Wm J. Cole of Red Oak and Mrs Carrie Pringle were united in marriage the 17th inst. at the home of Mrs John Dowdell in south Clarinda, Rev Lowry officiating. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 25, 1901

Courtright – Barger – Mrs Julia Courtright announces the marriage of her daughter, Pearl Charlotte Courtright to Herbert Clair Barger on Tuesday, Nov 26th, the ceremony taking place at St Joe, Mo. After the ceremony, Mr and Mrs Paul Hoops, formerly of this city gave a wedding supper in their honor. The couple are residents of Clarinda, the groom being a son of Mr and Mrs C.M. Barger of this city, and in the employ of the Benedict Piano Co. The bride is a Clarinda girl, having graduated from the Clarinda High school, and is a member of the Omega Tau club.

Before returning to Clarinda, Mr and Mrs Barger will visit relatives near St Joseph, and will return home by way of Omaha. Returning to Clarinda, they will make their home in their bungalow at 215 W. Nodaway street. Mrs Barger will continue her work with Dr Killingsworth for the present.

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 28, 1918

Criser – Glascow – MARRIAGE LICENSES – But one has been issued so far this week, to Roy Criser, 30, and Allie Glascow, 20. The bride’s home was in New Market and his in Agusuta, Kas., and they were married in Clarinda June 9th, by the Reverend J.O. Carder of New Market. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 12, 1913

Cunning – Wamsley – Last Wednesday evening at 8:30 o’clock, at the home of Miss Nan Vinsant, three miles northeast of this city, was solemonized the marriage of Miss Nina Cunning and Mr Glen Wamsley, Rev A.S. Woodard performing the ceremony by the use of the ring service. About fifty relatives and friends were present.

As the wedding march was played by Loel Cramer of this city, the bridal couple took it’s place before a screen of smilax and apple blossems [sic] in the parlor where the ceremony was performed. There were no attendants. ...

Mrs Wamsley is the daughter of Hiram Cunning of this city and since her mother’s death, several years ago has made her home with her aunt, Miss Vinsant. She is spoken of as a model young woman. Mr Wamsley is an enterprising young farmer the son of Mrs Joanna Wamsley. He too, is a person of excellent habits.

Friends of the couple extend hearty good wishes for a long and prosperous wedded life.

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, May 24, 1917

Damewood – LeBarron – Wilma Damewood, daughter of Jas Damewood on South Seventeenth St, became the bride of Charles LeBarron Sunday afternoon. [an excerpt] Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 28, 1916

Davison – Baker & Davison – Hamm – Wilbur Davison, son of Charley Davison, and Dora Baker, daughter of Sigiel Baker, were married yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home of Rev W.T. Fisher. They will begin housekeeping at once on the T.R. Young farm. Wilbur’s brother, Merril, has also taken unto himself a wife, the bride being Miss Golda Hamm, daughter of Jesse Hamm. These young people will farm the pIke place two miles south of the Charley Davison place. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 25, 1909

Driftmier – Strong – The marriage of Mr Charles Beryl Strong, son of Mr and Mrs E.G. Strong and Miss Wilma Irene Driftmier was solemnized at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs John F. Driftmier, on North Fifteenth St. at four o’clock this Wednesday afternoon, the double ring ceremony being used and Rev D.S. Curry, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating.

Preceding the ceremony, the Misses Adeline and Clara Driftmier, cousins of the bride, sang “O Promise Me”. To the music of the Lohengrin wedding march, played by Miss Ruby Lawson, the young couple presented themselves before the officiating minister and there were made husband and wife. There were no bridal attendants. ...

Mr and Mrs Strong left on the evening train for a two weeks sight seeing trip to Burlington, Keokuk and St Louis. About July 18th, they will be at home to their friends at 301 East Garfield St. Both have spent all their lives in and near Clarinda and are among our finest young people. The Democrat extends congratulations.

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 14, 1917


Finley – Wylie – George Wylie and Miss Este Park Finley were married at the Wylie home in College Springs, Thursday evening, October 1st. The groom is the son of Rev J.R. Wylie of College Springs, and the bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs John Finley whose home is just at the south edge of this city. Both are excellent young people They will make their home in Texas, and we extends wishes for their blissful life. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 9, 1908

Fleming – Stover – Saturday evening, at the M.E. church, Henry Fleming of Blanchard and Miss Susie Stover of Tarkio, Mo., were united in marriage, the Rev M.M. Cable officiating. The groom’s mother, Mrs Zella Fleming, accompanied them. Mr Fleming expects to be called to Camp Dodge next week, being one of the sixty seven men to leave Page county.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, May 23, 1918

Foster - Crow - Married at the residence of Joseph Crow, in Morton township, Thursday, Feb 4, 1892, Mr George I. Foster and Miss Mannie Crow, both of Page county. Rev J.B. Bartley was the officiating minister. May their life journey be one of pleasure and prosperity. [Foster, George 22 wed Nannie Crow 24; 04 Jan. CH 03 Feb 1892]


Gamble – Anderson – On the 24th of December at three o’clock, at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs Julia Elizabeth Anderson, occurred the marriage of her daughter, Mary Margaret, to George Wilmer Gamble, youngest son of Mr and Mrs James Gamble, Rev John P. Nesbit, pastor of the U.P. church at College Springs, officiating. Mr and Mrs Gamble will be at home after February 1st, at Torrington, Wyo. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 14, 1909

Guenther, Clarence and Miss Effie Good, daughter of L.W. Good, were united in marriage at the M.E. parsonage yesterday by Rev Homan. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 9, 1905

Henneman – Sieving – Albert Hennemann and Miss Alma Sieving were married at the home of her sister in Illinois last Wednesday, March 19, 1919. They returned here Sunday morning and a reception was given Monday evening at the home of Albert’s parents, Mr and Mrs Fred Hennemann, in honor of the newly weds. Albert returned from the service of our country about a month ago and is one of our prosperous young farmers. He is expecting to farm his father’s place. The bride has been with us only about one year but with her sunny disposition has won a host of friends who wish the young couple happiness and success. The Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, March 27, 1919 – North Nodaway and Upper Wall Street items

Howard, - Brumback - Mr Will E. Howard and Miss Bertha Brumback were married Tuesday, Feb 10, 1903, at the home of the bride’s parents in St Joseph, Mo. Will is now traveling salesman for a wholesale lumber firm, and his new bride has been employed for several years in Miss Connor’s store. They are both popular young people and have many friends here. After a week’s visit in Des Moines they will return to this city [Clarinda, Iowa]. Much joy and happiness to them. Page county Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 12, 1903

Huddle – Moffitt – Archie R. Huddle and Miss Vinnie Moffitt, both of near Braddyville were united in holy matrimony at the Methodist church in Shambaugh, Tuesday, Feb 12, 1919, at 2 pm. Rev C.E. McKelvey of that church was the officiating minister. These young people were both raised in Page county, and are held in the highest regard by their many friends, who wish them the best of success and happiness in their life together. The Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 13, 1919

Hutchinson – Combs – Wm I. Hutchinson and Florence Combs both of New Market, were married at the Christian parsonage in Clarinda Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, Rev R.C. Snodgrass performing the ceremony. It is understood that the young couple will reside on a farm near New Market. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 12, 1918

Jenkins, - Stevens, Mr Ed Jenkins and Miss Ella Stevens were united in marriage Sunday, Jan 31, 1892[sic must mean 1891], at 4 o’clock pm. May health and wealth be theirs. Page County Democrat Feb 1891

Johnson – Edie – Word has been received of the marriage recently in Chicago of Ed Johnson, living west of Hepburn, to Mrs Emma Edie of Chicago, the wedding taking place at the home of the bride, who was formerly Miss Emma Tidwall. The young couple will be at home after Dec 15th, on the Alf Johnson farm, west of Hepburn.

The Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 8, 1921

Johnson – Hill – Carl Edwin Johnson and Amanda Bell Hill were married Sunday afternoon, March 23, at 2:15, at the Presbyterian parsonage in Clarinda, Rev David S. Curry officiating. They were accompanied by W.B. Hindle and Miss Eunice Hindle. Both Mr and Mrs Johnson are from Clarinda, being employed at the State hospital. Miss Hill was formerly at Glenwood, Ia, and Mr Johnson, who was born in Sweden, has recently been discharged from the service. The Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, March 27, 1919

Loranz - Williams - Cards have been received in this city by Henry and Fred Loranz from Joe Loranz, of Jackson, Ala., announcing the marriage of his son, Clyde Porter Loranz to Miss Winnie Gee Williams, June 29, 1910, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs Jacob B. Williams, of that city. Joe is a brother to Henry and uncle to Fred. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 16, 1910

McCord – Damewood – At the home of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs J.H. Damewood, on south Seventeenth street on Sunday afternoon at three o’clock, occurred the wedding of Miss Ethel Damewood, to Mr Lloyd McCord, son of Mr and Mrs S.J. McCord, also of this city. Rev O.M. Pennock of the Christian church officiated at this pleasant occasion.

Both the bride and groom are well known in this city, having left Clarinda only recently, the bride a year or more ago, to work at the printing trade in Lincoln, Nebr., and the groom about the same time to Red Oak, to work at Plumbing. Their home will be at the latter place where Lloyd is doing nicely. Mr McCord, while in this city, was a member of the band and orchestra, and we notice that he is keeping up his work in this line also, as he is a member of the Comet Musical Company, of Red Oak.

Those who attended the wedding from out of town were Mr and Mrs Leo Friemel, of Red Oak, and Mr and Mrs Morrison of Conway. The many friends of these young people wish them much happiness and success. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, May 11, 1911

McKee – Cassell – Mr W.E. McKee and Mrs Elizabeth Cassell of Clearmont [Missouri] were married Tuesday in St Joseph [Missouri]. Mr and Mrs McKee arrived in Braddyville [Iowa] Tuesday evening and on Wednesday evening about fifty neighbors and friends gathered at their home north of town. The evening was spent in playing games and music after which an elaborate wedding feast was served to the guests. –Braddyville [Iowa] Enterprise. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 2, 1916

Monzingo – Pinkerton – Ex County Treasurer Thomas M. Monzingo, of Coin, is married. The Coin Gazette tells of it as follows:--“Thomas M. Monzingo, of Coin, Iowa, and Miss Charlotte E. Pinkerton, of Tarkio, Mo., were married in the parlors of the Latonia hotel at Covington, Ken., Thursday evening, Jan 24th, 1901, Rev George A. Miller, of the First Christian church, officiating.

The friends of the contracting parties in Coin will be much interested in reading this announcement. Mr and Mrs Monzingo are now at Rock Ledge, Fla. They will return to Iowa about the middle of March and reside at the Monzingo farm west of Coin. May happiness and prosperity be theirs is the wish of ‘Ye editor’ and hosts of other friend.”

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 1, 1901

Moore – Burch – Arch Moore and Miss Edna Burch went to Maryville, Mo., and were married Thursday. Though a surprise, their friends wish them much happiness. They will make their home on the Moore farm south of town. Braddyville Items, Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 26, 1904

Nelson - Earhart

I have found a Frederick A. Nelson (parents: F. C. Nelson and Abbie Gardner) married Margaret J. Earhart (parents: Daniel Earhart and Sarah E. Hood) on Febuary 21, 1904. License #3865, bk H, pg 379. Neither had been married before.

Frederick was born in Iowa (abt 27 Dec 1869, Harlan Twp Page County) and was 33 years old and living in Cascade, Cascade County, Montana.

Margaret was born at Page County, Iowa and was 31 years old and living in Chicago, Ill. They were married by a minister of the gospel and witnesses were:
Verna E. Bickett and William Bickett.

   Marriage was in City: Helena    County: Lewis & Clark     State: Montana

from W.G. Van Hemert -

Nienstedt – McPheeters – We learn from Mr A. Nienstedt that his son George will be married the 18th of this month to Miss Grace Stuart McPheeters, of Bloomington, Ind., where he was formerly located. The Doctor is now located at South Bend, Ind., and is enjoying a good practice in his profession. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 8, 1900

Orth – Westerfield – The marriage of Mr G.G. Westerfield of Des Moines and Miss Fannie Secrest Orth of this city will take place at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs John A. Orth, at four o’clock, this Thursday afternoon, June 21, Rev D.S. Curry, pastor of the Presbyterian church, performing the ceremony by the use of the double ring service. Only relatives, to the number of twenty, will be present. Gertrude Moritz and John Orth Beckner will carry the rings in lilies other than these there will be no attendants.

Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served. The couple will then take the 5:20 train for the east where they will visit Mr Westerfield’s relatives at Anderson and Indianapolis, Ind. Returning in ten days they will stop at Chicago. They will make their future home in Des Moines.

Mr and Mrs Westerfield have the congratulations of innumerable friends.

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 14, 1917

Ott – Nelson – At eight o’clock last Thursday evening at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs S.W. Nelson, on west Main street, occurred the marriage of Miss Jessie A. Nelson to Mr Clarence Ott, formerly of Mound City, now of Clarinda. The bride and groom entered the front parlor where were assembled some twenty-five relatives and immediate friends, to the strains of Mendelsshon’s wedding march, played by Miss Zula Payton. Rev Robt A. Cameron, of the Presbyterian church pronounced the sacred words which made the couple man and wife. During the ceremony Miss Payton played softly Mendelsshon’s Spring Song. The bride and groom were unattended, the former being dressed in white and carrying a bouquet of pink and white roses, carrying out the colors of her club, the R.T.K.

Following the ceremony a two course wedding supper was served, congratulations were showered upon the happy couple and then they were escorted by a party of friends to their new home on north 20th street, which was all ready for occupancy. They received many beautiful and useful presents and a charivari which just about equaled anything in the neighborhood for some time past.

The bride is an accomplished and popular young lady, well known in Clarinda. The groom has just been in the city for a few weeks, being a clerk in Cook’s Clothing Store, and bids fair to become a worthy addition to the successful young business men around the square. The Herald extends congratulations.

Out of town guests at the wedding were Mrs Ott, of Mound City [Missouri], the mother of the groom, Mr and Mrs D.O. McCreight, of Tarkio, Mo., and Mrs D. Wheeler, of Shenandoah. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 12, 1911

Owen - Parker – Mr Geo Owen, son of Mr and Mrs J.R. Owen of Hawleyville and Miss Mary Lois Parker, daughter of Mrs Mary Parker of this city at the Parker home on North Nineteenth St Christmas evening. [an excerpt] Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 28, 1916

Royer – Brownlee – Mr Roy Royer of Hepburn and Miss Myrtle Brownlee of Villisca were married at the U.P. Parsonage at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev W.C. Williamson, pastor of the U.P. Church performing the ceremony. Mrs Royers sister, Miss Addie Brownlee and her cousin, Miss Nora Wood of Villisca accompanied them and were witnesses to the ceremony. The young couple will live on a farm near Hepburn.

A bounteous wedding supper was served for them at the Harmon-Bolen home on north 16th St. Wednesday evening. The Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 30, 1919

Shockey – Ingraham – Chas Shockey and Miss Lizzie Ingraham were married at 8 o’clock last evening and at once took up their home in J.F. Thompson’s house near the Baptist church. The ceremony was a very quiet affair, but it soon became public and a large number gathered there for an old time charivari, and by the noise made they had a genuine one. Later on a dance followed and a grand time. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 6, 1907

Smith – Manley – Miss Stella Blanche Smith was married to Mr Grover Cleveland Manley, on Sunday afternoon, March 18th, at the home of the Christian Minister in Clarinda, at the hour of 1:30. The groom is a young farmer from near Siam, and the couple will make their home on a farm a mile and a half northeast of Burlington Junction. Ernest Dale and Maud Dale of Burlington Junction came up in a car with the groom, and were present at the ceremony. Miss Smith was a daughter of Ryley Smith, and the young people have the best wishes of all their friends.  Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 23, 1916

Strong – Boman – A wedding around which much interest has centered for some time past, was that which took place at noon Wednesday at the home of Mr and Mrs E.G. Strong, five miles northeast of this city, when their only daughter, Miss Helen Strong, was united in marriage to Mr Lafayette Boman of this city. Rev A.S. Woodard, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, performed the ceremony by the use of the double ring service which was said in the parlor of the Strong home before a background of greenery, mostly ferns. Only immediate relatives were present. The bridal couple was not attended. ... The bride and groom left today on the noon train for Fostoria, O. where they will visit for a month with the groom’s parents, Rev and Mrs Lafayette Boman, and other relatives. They will begin housekeeping July 1, in the new house which Mrs [sic] W.A. Henderson is erecting for them on North Thirteenth St.

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, May 17, 1917

Sunderman – Sunderman – Herbert Sunderman, son of Ben J. Sunderman, and Miss Wilma Sunderman, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Sunderman, were quietly married at the home of the bride’s parents, a short distance south of the north German church, Sunday evening, at 6 o’clock, Rev. Jaebker, the pastor, officiating.

On account of the death of the room’s mother, a short time ago, only a few relatives and friends were present to witness the ceremony.

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, May 24, 1917

Swisher, Harry E. and Miss Myrtle Hollis are to be married next Wednesday evening at 6:30, at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Samuel Hollis of East River township. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 25, 1902

Welch - Buntz - Miss Alice Buntz and Harold Steele Welch were married in Shenandoah Thursday, June 12, 1919, by Rev A.S. Woodard. Clarinda Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 19, 1919

Whitmore – Harris – Two of our popular Page County young people will join hearts as well as hands on January 1st, according to the announcements recently received, of the wedding of Glen Whitmore to Miss Mabel Harris of Coin. Miss Harris is the daughter of postmaster C.W. Harris at Coin. Mr Whitmore is the son of Sheriff Whitmore, but has already won his spurs in a business way, through farming operations in Canada besides selling automobiles and helping during the terms of Page County court. Shortly after the first of the year they will be making their home in the house on north Sixteenth street belonging to Mrs Henderson and lately vacated by Geo. Perrine. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 23, 1915

Wood – Edington – John Wood and Miriam Catherine Edgington were married at the home of the grooms parents, Mr and Mrs C.E. Woods on S. Fourteenth Sunday afternoon Feb 2nd at 4 o’clock. Rev R.C. Snodgrass, pastor of the Christian Church officiating at the ceremony, Mr and Mrs C.E. Wood being witnesses. Mr and Mrs John Wood will make their home in the apartments over the Trust & Savings Bank. Mr Wood is an employee of the A.A. Berry Seed Co and Mrs Wood is chief operator for the mutual Telephone Co. The Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 13, 1919

Woodworth – Walker – Miss Josie Woodsworth was married to Win. Walker Monday evening at the U.P. parsonage. [Coin] The Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 28, 1907