Marriages (A-M)
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Married.

     We are informed that Miss Golda Leonard, formerly of this place, was married to Mr. Elwood C. Adolph on Saturday, Jan. 7, 1911. Miss Leonard during her residence in Table Grove was a popular and accomplished lady and enjoyed large circle of friends both here and at her home in Philadelphia where she now lives. She is a violinist of more than local reputation. We trust her choice was a wise one and will result in her lifelong happiness.
     Mr. and Mrs. Adolph will reside in New York City. (Unknown paper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)


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BOTTENBURG-HAMM

     Saturday two of our popular young people drove to Monmouth, where the wedding ceremony was pronounced uniting the lives of Miss Martha Hamm and William J. Bottenburg. The bride is the younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hamm, prosperous farmers living west of town. She graduated with the class of 1930 of the T. G. C. H. S. and was very popular in her school work and with all whom she came in contact. The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Bottenburg. He is also a graduate of the T. G. H. S. of the class of 1928. He is also very popular with all who know him. He is a very energetic and industrious young man ever ready to help where ever the opportunity affords. He has the knack of fitting into his work. For the present they are making their home in our community. The Herald joins their many friends in congratulations and best wishes.
(Unknown paper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)


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Church Wedding

Well Known Canton Young Couple Take The Vows Tuesday Afternoon

Ralph Harrison Bronson, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Bronson, and Miss Corinne Hetz, daughter of Mrs. Ada Ross Hetz of 229 West Locust street, were united in matrimony at St Peter's Episcopal church at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. H.A. Burgess performing the ceremony.

The bride wore a gown of white crepe de chine, trimmed with pearls, and a white picture hat. She carried a bouquet of white roses.

The bride was given in marriage by her mother. Mrs. Charles Lindamood, who acted as matron of honor, was attired in white lace and picture hat, carrying white roses. The bridesmaids, the Misses Rae Savill and Beulah Abbott, wore Marquisette dresses of lavender color, picture hats and carried pink roses.

The Misses Blanche Savill, Hilma Anderson, Myrtle Coleman and Nell Gilroy, who were ushers, wore dresses of pink and white and picture hats.

The Misses Madaline Drake and Eugenia Fleming were ribbon bearers, while Charles Lindamood was the groom's best man.

The church was decorated with ivy and smilax.
Mrs. William Kay played "O. Promise Me."

Reception at Home

A reception at the residence of the bride's mother followed the wedding.
The bridal couple departed later in the day for a tour of the northern part of the state.
On their return to Canton, they will take up their residence in West Maple street and will be at home to their many friends after Aug. 1.

The out-of-town guests at the wedding were Miss Lillian McHale of Galesburg, Miss Bess Silber of Peoria, and Miss Emma Hetz of Brooklyn, N.Y.

(Canton Daily Register, Jun. 21, 1911, submitted by John Dooley)

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At the residence of Magistrate John Irwin Sunday evening, Aug. 12, Joseph Deloss Campbell, of Dumas, Mo., and Miss Jennie Pearl Weaver, of Manley, Ill., were united in marriage.

It is said by the few who witnessed the ceremony that Judge Irwin performed it with all the grace and dignity of a Methodist bishop or a supreme judge. The young couple have the best wishes of the JOURNAL.  (The Cuba Journal, Thursday, August 16, 1900, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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June Wedding

At three o’clock on Monday afternoon, June 12th, in the chapel of the First Methodist Church of Lewistown, the Rev. Paul R. Nestler read the single ring service uniting in marriage Miss Mabel Brock of Ipava and Mr. E. G. Campbell of Elgin, Illinois. The ceremony was performed in the presence of the bride’s sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Stoops and their daughter, Jean, and her brother, Mr. Miner Brock.    The bride was modestly attired in pink, with white accessories and the groom wore the conventional dark blue suit. Following the ceremony the newlyweds left on a wedding trip which will take them to Keokuk, and other western cities.
     Mrs. Campbell is the daughter of Mr. A. F. Brock, and has presided over her father’s home since the death of the mother several years ago. Her unwavering devotion to her parents is deserving of the highest praise and is fully appreciated by the many friends to whom she is endeared by her thoughtful and kindly ways.
     Mr. Campbell also is favorably known here, having been in charge of the Standard Oil Station near the Randolph Hotel at the time Route 98 was under construction. Later he went to Elgin, where he holds a good position as fireman at the State Hospital, and he and his bride will establish their home in that city.
     We take pleasure in adding our good wishes to those of their many friends for a long and happy wedded life.
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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A Wedding

     At noon last Saturday Dec. 10, occurred the marriage of Helen Robinson and Mr. Cloyd Carrison. The ceremony took place in Macomb and the Rev. Applegren officiated. James Westlake and Miss Elizabeth Robinson, sister of the bride accompanied them.
     Mrs. Carrison is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. L. A. Robinson and has lived here all of her life so far. She is a graduate of Table Grove high and is an accomplished young lady who has a host of friends. She is very popular with the young folks, as well as the older ones, being of that friendly and bright disposition which attracts friends.
     Mr. Carrison is the son of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Carrison, and is a popular and well thought of young man in this community. He graduated in the same class from which did his bride.
     We understand they will make their home for the present with the bride’s parents.
     Along with their host of friends, the Herald extends to them the finest possible wishes for their happy future.
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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Marriage

     On Wednesday of last week Miss Evelyn Gray of Ipava and James Cashmeyer of Table Grove were married at the home of the bride's cousin, a minister in Keokuk, Ia. The following day they returned to the home of her father James Gray, where they will reside for the present.
     Mrs. Cashmeyer has hosts of friends here where she is well known and liked for her cheerful disposition and friendly ways. Mr. Cashmeyer is a stranger in our midst, but those who know him speak well of him and we gladly welcome him to our community.
     We add our sincere wishes for a long and happy wedded life to those extended by their many friends. (Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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At the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Hayden Keeling, May 27th, by Rev. Chas. Whiting, Mr. Charles L. Clayton and Miss Lillie Keeling. (Fulton County Ledger, May 28, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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In Lewistown, at the residence of Mayor James W. Simms, father of the bride, on Wednesday, May 20, 1885, by Rev. H. O. Breeden, of Terre Haute, Ind., Mr. James B. Depler and Miss Fannie R. Simms. (Fulton County Ledger, May 28, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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Marriage

At St. Mary's church, in this city, Wednesday evening, June 25th, by Rev. Father O'Reilly, John Dooley, of Peru, Ill. and Katie A. Daily, daughter of Julia Daily. The happy couple will next week go to Louisville, Kentucky, to make that there future home. Success to them. This is the first marriage in the new Catholic church. (Canton Daily Register, June 26, 1884, submitted by John Dooley)

Note: They didn't spend too much time on Louisville. Their first son, my grandfather, Joseph Michael, was born 10-22-1885. And they spent the rest of their lives in Canton.

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Mr. and Mrs. John Dooley Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Memories of a nuptial mass said for a June bride half a century ago were revived today for Mr. and Mrs. John Dooley of 352 East Ash Street, who were celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. The couple who have spent the entire 50 years since their wedding in Canton were married at the old St. Mary's church on South Fifth avenue with Father O'Reilly officiating.

On Sunday, the happy couple observed the anniversary with a dinner party at the Elks club. Panels of gold-colored crepe paper were used length-wise on the table and yellow tapers glowed in crystal holders at either side of a center bowl of yellow tea roses combined with baby's breath. Mrs. Dooley was wearing a shoulder corsage of tea roses and some of the same fragrant blossoms were arranged in a boutonierre for Mr. Dooley. Place cards for the honor guests were in the form of a miniature bride and groom.

Mrs. Dooley, who will observe her seventy-second birthday anniversary n Sept. 3, was the older daughter of Michael and Julia (Carlin) Daily of this city. Miss Mary Daily is her sister.

Mr. Dooley was 72 on Feb. 4. He was the only son of Michael and Mary (Tarpy) Dooley of Peru, Ill., and was employed as foreman at the P. & O. Plow Works and International Harvester company for 40 years, retiring some time ago on a pension.

The couple have 3 sons, Clarence B. Dooley of St. Louis, Mo., and Leo F. Dooley of Colorado Springs who were unable to attend the celebration, and Joseph M. Dooley of Davenport, Iowa, who arrived in the city with his family and other relatives, Saturday evening. There are seven grandchildren and two great grandsons, Billy and Jack Caffery of Davenport.

Mrs. Julia McMahon and her brother, John Conklin, attended the couple on their wedding day.

Attending the dinner yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Dooley, Miss Josephine Dooley, Joseph Dooley, Jr., And Mr. and Mrs. William T. Caffery and children Billy and Jack, all of Davenport, Iowa; Mrs. Elizabeth Bronson, Miss Mary Daily, and Mr. and Mrs. John Dooley.

Among the anniversary gifts was a gold crucifix from the couple's sons and their families. From friends, there were many bouquets of cut flowers which decorated the home today.

Mrs. J. M. Dooley and son, Joseph, Jr., are remaining for a week's visit. The other guests from out of the city returned to their homes today. (Canton Daily Register, June 1934, submitted by John Dooley)

Picture above: taken June 25, 1934.
        Family members include:
        Front row L to R: Robert Dooley, Joseph B Dooley, Jean Dooley
        Middle row: Elizabeth Bronson, Catherine Dooley, John Dooley, Clarence Dooley
        Back row: Laura Dooley, Joseph M Dooley, William T Caffery, baby John P Caffery, Frances Caffery

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CANTON - Married at the residence of the bride's parents in this city [Canton] on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 5 by Elder W. B. Shinn, Mr. Charles Kline to Miss Frances Bauman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bauman. The affair was a grand social event, a number of guests being invited and the old Fourth Regiment band furnishing the music. The newly married couple go to housekeeping in a newly furnished house, the house being a gift from the bride's mother and valued at $2,200. (The Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Dec. 17, 1885, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Mr. Hodson and Miss Jessie Morris were married by Squire Cosler at his residence [in Fiatt] Wednesday evening, Aug. 15, 1900. (The Cuba Journal, Thursday, August 23, 1900, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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A pretty wedding took place at the country home of Wm. Roddis and wife on Thanksgiving Day.  The happy young people were Robert Freiley and Miss Ester Long,  Rev. D. E. Jackson pronouncing the magic words that united them for life. This is a most estimable young couple and they start on their new journey in lfe attended by the best wishes of a host of friends.  They will live on the groom's farm, northeast of Bernadotte.  The bride has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Roddis since childhood. (The Fulton Democrat, Wednesday, December 2, 1914, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Married at the Christian parsonage by Elder C. W. Cummings, Miss Sarah Lenora Ross and Clarence A. Hammond. The bride is the daughter of Charles Ross and the groom is the son of Ross Hammond and wife. They are popular young people. (The Fulton Democrat, Wednesday, December 2, 1914, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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MARRIED - at the M. E. Parsonage on Friday, 7 p. m. Earl Crabtree and Miss Clella Frazier of Vermont. (The Fulton Democrat, Wednesday, December 2, 1914, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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MARRIED - Dec. 1st, at the Presbyterian parsonage by Rev. John T. Sullivan, John H. Jones and Miss Anna Dillon, both of Rushville. The bride is the sister of Mrs. John J. Howell. (The Fulton Democrat, Wednesday, December 2, 1914, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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MARRIED - Nov. 26th, in Galesburg, Joseph C. Fleming of Lewistown and Miss Mary C. Fitzpatrick of Galesburg. The bride is a daughter of M. J. Fitzpatrick and wife and formerly lived in Lewistown.  They will make their home in Galesburg.   (The Fulton Democrat, Wednesday, December 2, 1914, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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FAIRVIEW -- Married, at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage, Wednesday, January 4, by the Rev. J. L. Miller, Edward Hagaman to Miss Eveline Middleton. The contracting parties are both residents of this vicinity.  (The Canton Register, Thursday, January 12, 1888, pg. 8, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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MARRIED - On Thursday, the 22d inst., at the residence of Mrs. Waugh on North Fourth Street, Richard Bond and Miss Dorothy Waugh; Rev. Wm. Burgess officiating clergyman. (The Peoria Journal, Saturday, October 4, 1890, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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MARRIAGE

Fred Burrell, Cuba, 22, Vera Owens, Cuba, 24. (The Peoria Star, Peoria, Illinois, Tuesday, September, 28, 1920, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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MARRIAGE

Wyatt Alvin Barker, Smithfield, 22; Lottie May Joachivas, Smithfield, 21. (The Peoria Star, Peoria, Illinois, Saturday, September 25, 1920, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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MARRIAGE

Chester C. Dalton, Ellisville, 21; Nettie B. Sheckler, Ellisville, 21. (The Peoria Star, Peoria, Illinois, Saturday,  September 25, 1920, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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MARRIED

From the Astoria Fair Play, June 25th
 
Married, at the home of the bride's parents, in Schuyler Co., on Sunday, June 21, John W. Danner, of this township to Miss Anna Schroder.

(Fulton County Ledger, July 2, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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MARRIED - In Lewistown, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. Kenna Barrere of this city, to Miss Jennie Ross of that city. The groom is the son of Hon. Granville Barrere of this city and the bride the handsome daughter of Hon. Lewis W. Ross and wife in Lewistown. The happy couple take in Chicago on their bridal tour, leaving for that city on the evening passenger. (The Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Dec. 17, 1885, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Married.

Wednesday evening, June 24, 1885, at the residence of the bride's parents, in Farmington, Ill., Rev. R. E. Buckey officiating, Mr. Charles Howard to Miss Edith Enochs. (Fulton County Ledger, July 2, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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Canton Pair Wed 53 Years

     Canton, Ill., Nov. 17 - It was just 53 years ago Friday, Nov. 15, that Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Grimm were married, the ceremony taking place in the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Black, the Rev. Mr. Warner reading the service.
     During the evening refreshments of dark and white cake was served with chocolate and vanilla ice cream. A large white cake iced with pink and inscribed with "53rd Anniversary" was baked by Mrs. Harry Burgard. The bride and groom of 53 years ago were presented a beautiful silver cake tray by the surprisers, who were Mesdames James Smart, Harry Mathews, Russell Mercer, Paul Havermale, Cy Cosler, Dan Fry, Derrickson, Harry Burgard, Jay McBroom, Vorhees, Al Rifflard and Walter Wilson. Several were unable to attend because of illness.
[Francis Pool Grimm, born May 22, 1851, son of John Grim and Patience Wages died June 23, 1935. He married Nancy Clestine Vrell Nov. 15, 1876, in Fulton County, Illinois. Nancy was born on June 7, 1857, and died Dec. 14, 1932. She was the daughter of Hyncinth Vrell, born in New Orleans and Annie Whitehead, born in England...Canton newspaper, Nov. 1929, submitted by Roy Girard]

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A Pretty Wedding

      In the Hawthorne district on Thanksgiving day, at the beautiful home of the bride's mother, Miss Ruby M. Zoll, youngest daughter of Mrs. H. D. Zoll, and Charles E. Beatty, of near Summum, were united in marriage. The ceremony took place at high noon, the Rev. E. J. Bouher, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Table Grove, officiating.
     Directly after the ceremony, a delicious, old-time Thanksgiving dinner was served. About 40 guests were present, all of whom were the immediate relatives of the bride and groom. The bride was attired in a pretty costume of white serge and lace. The house was made festive with potted plants and beautiful hothouse flowers.
     The bride and groom are well-known, highly respected young people, and have a large circle of friends in South Fulton. Mr. Beatty was a prominent and successful school teacher for several years. They will make their home at his fine farm east of Summum.
     Mr. and Mrs. Beatty were the recipients of many useful and beautiful wedding gifts. They have the best wishes of a host of friends in South Fulton.
     The groom's brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beatty of near ??? gave them a reception on ??? Saturday evening at ??? were present.
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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ANNIVERSARY DINNER

Mr. and Mrs. James Hooten [Hooton] of 929 North Fifth avenue, the city's oldest married couple, were honored at a delightful dinner party in the home of their daughter, Mrs. Joseph Bexson, 750 North Tenth avenue, Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Hooten received friends all day at their home, recalling many interesting incidents during the sixty-five years since their wedding in England.

Gladioli formed an attractive centerpiece for the dinner table where covers were arranged for Mr. and Mrs. Steve Elam and children James, June, Robert and Betty, Albert Bexson, Earl Bexson, William Hooten, Miss Hazel Monroe, Mr. and Mrs. James Hooten and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bexson.

(Probably Davenport, Ia. newspaper, Mar. 28, 1931, submitted by Shelly Harris)

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Wedding Bells

     ??? evening at 8 o'clock, ??? home of Mr. and Mrs. ??? Boozel, on South street, their daughter, Miss Mildred Boozel, and Ezra Beers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Beers, were united in marriage, the Rev. Dr. H. O. Breeden officiating. It was a quiet wedding, only the immediate relatives being present.
     These young people are prominent and popular in Ipava and among our best young people. Mr. Beers has been associated with his father in business, and has also been teaching country schools for the past few years, and will teach the coming year. The bride is an accomplished young lady, and has been prominent in musical circles. They will make their home in Ipava.
     On Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Beers will give their son and his bride a reception, after which the newly-weds expect to take a bridal tour. The happy couple have a host of friends who extend best wishes for their prosperity and happiness.
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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BRINGS HOME A BRIDE

     E. C. Mayall is Receiving Congratulations of His Friends—Reception Tonight.

     E. C. Mayall, of Canton, and Miss Lulu Reed, of Oconee, were united in marriage in Jacksonville at noon on Wednesday, the Rev. Mr. Read, officiating.
     Mr. and Mrs. Mayall returned to Canton Thursday and in the evening a reception is given in their honor at the home, 602 East Ash Street, which Mr. Mayall has prepared for the occupancy.
     Mr. Mayall is a well-known cigar-maker in the Beam-Dean factor.
(Unknown paper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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MARRIED.

    A quiet but very pretty wedding occurred Thursday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m., at the residence of J. K. Snider, of Joshua township, seven miles west of Canton, when his amiable daughter, Fair became the bride of Will D. Barcus, a prominent and worthy young man of the same township. They were unattended. Rev. P. A. St. John, of Cuba, was the officiating clergyman. While congratulations were in order, Miss Hazel Snider, sister of the bride, rendered some appropriate music, after which refreshments were served. The bride wore a shy blue silk crepe, embellished with ivory satin and silk appliqué. She carried pink carnations and white chrysanthemums. The groom wore the conventional black. Many handsome gifts were received. Those present were the immediate relatives of the contracting parties. They will reside with the bride’s father until spring, when they will remove to a home of their own. May happiness and long life be theirs is the wish of their many friends.

    A reception was given at the home of E. Barcus, near Fairview, Sunday, in honor of the couple. A sumptuous repast was served, the table groaning with its weight of good things to eat. Those present did ample justice thereto.
(Fulton County Ledger, Thursday, December 18, 1902, submitted by Jane Kingery)

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MARRIED.

Charles Markham, of Peoria, a former resident of Canton, and Miss Alice Martin, daughter of John Martin and wife, of this city, were married in Peoria Monday afternoon.
(Fulton County Ledger, Thursday, December 18, 1902, submitted by Jane Kingery)

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MARRIED.

Chester L. McCumber and Miss Mary Beadles, both of Lewistown were married at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. William Howerter, in Lewiston, Tuesday.
(Fulton County Ledger, Thursday, December 18, 1902, submitted by Jane Kingery)

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MARRIED.

The Fulton Democrat notes the receipt of a letter from Rev. H. Smither, formerly of this county, now of Girard, Kansas, announcing the marriage of Miss Sadie Markley, daughter of our old friend and former citizen, Mr. Phil. Markley, to Mr. M. N. Boswell, of Sciota, McDonough county, Rev. Smither officiating, on Dec. 13th, at Uncle Phil’s residence. There was a select company present, an elegant supper and numerous and beautiful presents. The Ledger extends congratulations and hearty wishes for the future happiness of the bride and groom.
(Fulton County Ledger, December 27, 1883, submitted by Bonnie Dagen)

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MARRIED.

      In Marion County, Mo., on the 15th ult, Mr. J. LANDAUER and Miss I. V. EVANS, all of Lewistown, this county. (Fulton County Ledger, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1858, submitted by Jane Kingery)

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A very quiet and unassuming wedding took place at J. B. Thompson’s last Thursday evening. The contracting parties were Mr. Frank J. Mount and Miss Addie Thompson, sister of J. B. Ceremony was performed by the Rev. George Peebles. (Fulton County Ledger, June 4, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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Mr. Giles E. Merrill and Miss Cassie Snyder will be united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s parents, this evening. (Fulton County Ledger, June 4, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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From Farmington Home Visitor, 29th ult [May]

Married, May 7, at the home of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. William Donaldson, of Paterson, New Jersey, by the Rev. Mr. Gallaway, James A. McCullough and Miss Emma E. Elder, adopted daughter of J. J. Elder, formerly of Farmington. (Fulton County Ledger, June 4, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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From: SUNDAY JOURNAL-STAR Peoria, ILL., March 14, 1948

Canton Couple Wed 55 Years
by: Etta Z. Langstaff
Sunday Journal-Star Staff Correspondent

Camp Meeting Romance: Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. MILLER of Canton, who observed their 55th wedding anniversary on March 9, 1948. Mr. Miller almost had to swim to get to Cuba from Bybee Station for his wedding, because of muddy roads and washed out bridges 55 years ago this past week.

CANTON -- The society page of a paper of March 9, 1893, might have read something like this. “Miss Anna Henderson, daughter of Nathan and Serena Colbert Henderson became the bride of Charles F. Miller, son of John R. and Angeline Cluts Miller, in the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Frank George of Cuba, the Rev. Mr. Whitney of the Methodist church performing the ceremony,”
     It might have commented on “the charming bride wore a tan wool dress, fashioned with a basque, pointed in the back and front, and buttoned down the back,”
Behind that story would have been some interesting facts. For instance, the bridegroom had a hard time getting to Cuba from the Miller home at Bybee Station south of Fairview, because there had been considerable snow and the weather had turned warmer and for two or three days it had rained and was still raining on his wedding day.
     Miller, however, didn’t chance the trip with one horse, but drove a team, and took a double tree from a plow and put in place of one of the one on the buggy, to provide more strength. The mud was up to the horses’ knees and to make matters worse bridges had been washed out and as Miller said, “I had to drive around through Surgarville to get there, and that took a lot longer.”
     Mrs. George, who with Mr. George, attended them, served a wedding dinner for the small party that witnessed the ceremony, and the next day the newly weds drove to the Miller farm, where “Mother Miller served a wedding dinner.”
     “We went to housekeeping on the M. F. Havermale farm north of Sugarville, for I was working for Pere Havermale at the time.” Miller recalled. “And,” added Mrs. Miller. “we didn’t have very much in our house, Rag carpets covered the floors and we had a wood cook stove and a Round Oak heating stove, but we just kept buying furniture as we could.”
     They spent about 25 years farming, and in February, 1918, purchased the home where they now reside at 265 South Main street and “moved into town.” The following July, Dr. J. E. Bradley, then mayor of Canton, appointed Miller as a member of the fire department and he served on the department for 20 years and 10 months. and is one of the very few pensioned firemen here.
     Since he has retired he has been associated with his son, Harold Miller, in the Miller Auto Body on south Fifth avenue.
     Asked where they had met, Miller said in was at a camp meeting in the Mosher Grove, then on the north outskirts of Cuba. “I had come to Cuba to visit relatives, and we went to the camp meeting.”
     “We went together for about two or three years, but we weren’t together every night or two or three times a week like the young people are today,” she added.
For entertainment they quite often attended country dances, held on week ends, and when the old county fairs were held in Canton, “about where Harold’s place of business is now,” Miller explained, they attended those, and of course there was “buggy riding” Miller added.
     Mrs. Miller was born in Putman township, west of Cuba, on Oct. 13, 1873 and was one of ten children, five boys and five girls, born to the Henderson's. She attended the old Herbert School and finished the “fifth reader”.
     Mrs. Margaret Winkler, Canton; Mrs. Frank George, Galesburg, and Mrs. Minnie Keyworth of New York are her sisters, and brothers are Lemuel Henderson, Lewistown; Lon Henderson, Cuba, and Charles Henderson of Galva.
     She is a member of the Eastern Star chapter, O. E. S, Bethesda Shrine, W. S. of J., the Royal Neighbors, Rebekaa, the Graham hospital auxiliary and the Methodist Church, and she not only belongs, but enjoys attending.
     MILLER was one of seven children born in the John R. Miller family and was born in blue Sky, Livingston county, near Chatsworth on July 14, 1871. His parents came to the Bybee Station vicinity when he was four years old and lived on the “Cat” Voorhees farm for 21 years. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen, the Moose and Canton Works club.
     Both are in very good health and get about much. They have three children, Harold Miller of this city; Mrs. Helen Catsworth, Peoria, and Mrs. Margaret Young, Rock Island. A daughter, Mrs. Mildred Walker, is deceased, but her son, Jack Walker, a student at Normal university, makes his home with them. Their only other grandchild is Dick Miller, a student at Bradley university.
     Mrs. Carrie Hines. Canton and Mrs. Addie Root, Rock Island are sisters of Mr. Miller and bothers, John Miller of Ames, Iowa, and Harry R. Miller, Wheaton, IL.
Sunday they entertained at a family dinner in honor of their 55th anniversary, though Mrs. Young was unable to attend because of illness, and on the evening of their anniversary last Tuesday, their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Miller served dinner in their home.

Transcribed: 4-17-05 M. Frank Miller (Nephew of Charles F. Miller, Harry R. Miller is my Father.)

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Johnson, Lightbody Wedding Is Read

Canton, May 30—Ray E. Johnson, 669 Keeling court and Mrs. Annie Lightbody of Glasford were united in marriage by the Rev. A. G. Hinkle in the First Presbyterian church at 10 a. m. Wednesday. They were attended by the bride’s son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lightbody.

Mr. Johnson is foreman in Department 27 at Canton IHC.

The couple left immediately following the ceremony for a short honeymoon at Dells, Wis.

(Unknown newspaper, May 1951, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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