Marriages (N-Z)
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ANNOUNCEMENT - The young ladies of the Eidelweiss club have the announcement of the engagment of Miss Laura Robinson to Robert Thompson of Bremerton, Wash.  The wedding will take place in the early spring.  Miss Laura was a popular member of this club. (The Fulton Democrat, Wednesday, December 2, 1914, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Married, in Ipava, June 4th, by Rev. Allison, at the bride's residence, Miss Minnie Hager and Mr. Jefferson Smith. May the young couple live long and be happy is the wish of many friends. (The Fulton County Ledger, June 9, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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A Pioneer Wedding - April 9, 1935 - This is the anniversary of one of the first marriages in Canton.

Seventy-five years ago today occurred the marriage of Miss Elizabeth A. Grim, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Philip Grim, at their residence in Canton to David Spencer, of Peoria. (Unknown Canton newspaper and unknown date, submitted by Roy Girard)

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From Farmington Home Visitor, 19th

Miss Ella Woods, a former Farmington girls, was married at Brashier, Missouri, yesterday, to Mr. Frank E. Steel. (The Fulton County Ledger, June 25, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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MARRIED - Our good friend, Martin Weirauch, sends us this item from a Great Bend, Kans., paper: "On Thanksgiving morning at the home of Capt. George C. Gray, Miss Helen Elizabeth Wilison was married to Mr. George Weirauch, the only guests being Mr. and Mrs. Martin Weirauch, Mr. H. A. Wilison, Mr. W. G. Jones and Miss Beth Southwick.  As the clock struck 10 Miss Marian Jones played the "Barcaroile" from "Tales of Hoffman", after which the young poeple took their place before Rev. Westwood, who read the ring ceremony which made them one.  Mr. and Mrs. Weirauch are well known to Great Bend people, having lived here practically all their lives.  Miss Wilison has been for the past two years the very efficient stenographer at the Walnut Creek Mills, while Mr. Weirauch is the owner of a fine farm near Radium. They will be at home at the farm, Locust Knoll, Pawnee Rock, after December 15. (The Fulton Democrat, Wednesday, December 2, 1914, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Fiftieth Anniversary

     Saturday, Sept. 25 was the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wolf, sr., of 417 North Avenue and a large part of relatives arrived unexpectedly at about 11 o'clock to help celebrate the eventful day. The company brought well filled baskets and a sumptuous wedding feast was served.
     The time was spent in renewing family acquaintance and the reunion was very pleasant for all. During dinner a telegram of congratulations and good wishes were received from Mr. and Mrs. Wolf's son, George Wolf, who lives in San Berdadino, Calif., and was attending conference at Dwight. Mrs. R. C. Webster was unable to be present because of illness.
     Mrs. Wolf's sister, Mrs. Clifford, was the only guest who was at the wedding 50 years ago.
     The company included Mr. and Mrs. Will Owens and children, Carrol and Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wolf, Jr., and daughters Edith and Helen, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Wolf and son Floyd, R. C. Webster and daughters, Emma Louise and Aline, the oldest grandson, Earl Davis, wife and children, Norah Louise and Charles, Mrs. Clifford, Mrs. Frank Ford and children, Carl, Lawrence, and Ivan.
     Mr. and Mrs. Wolf's children, grandson and sister, presented them $50 in gold. Many messages were received from relatives and friends at a distance and near home.
(Peoria Star, Peoria, Illinois, Tuesday, September, 28, 1920, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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MARRIAGE

Charles M. Saylor, Canton, 31; Mildred Mae Keyes?, Peoria, 21. (The Peoria Star, Peoria, Illinois, Saturday, September 25, 1920, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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MARRIED

James N. Shugart and Miss Maud Lowe, of Banner Township, Fulton County, were married in Pekin, by Judge Rodecker, a few days since.

(Fulton County Ledger, July 23, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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MARRIAGE

Donald Totton, Canton, 19; Helen Mary Leary, Canton, 18. (The Peoria Star, Peoria, Illinois, Saturday, September 25, 1920, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Married.

    At Elmwood, in the Catholic church, on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 6th, 1882, by Rev. P. Lyon, of Canton, Mr. Thomas A. Sullivan, of Peoria, to Miss Mary Carrigan, of Elmwood.
(The Fulton County Ledger, Sep. 14, 1882, submitted by Bonnie Dagen)

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Married.

     The Havana papers announce the marriage one evening last week of Will G. Newton, proprietor of the Democrat job office in Lewistown, and Mrs. Lizzie Taylor, at the residence of her uncle in Havana, Mr. N. C. King. We extend congratulations to Will and his bride. (The Fulton County Ledger, Oct. 19, 1882, submitted by Bonnie Dagen)

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Married.

     At 6 o’clock Thursday evening last, 9th inst., at the residence of Mr. Thomas W. Snyder, father of the bride, by Rev. W. B. Shinn, Mr. Thomas J. Shepley and Miss Anna K. Snyder, both of Canton.
     We extend congratulations and trust the bride and groom may have a happy and prosperous future. The bride has for some time been a teacher in the public schools of Canton, and the groom is one of our most prosperous farmers.
    We return thanks for a liberal supply of cake and a silver dollar.
 (The Fulton County Ledger, Nov. 16, 1882, submitted by Bonnie Dagen)

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Married.

    At the residence of Jacob H. Bass, Esq., in this city, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 12th, 1882, by Rev. Henry Mills, Mr. James E. Townsend, of Albia, Iowa, and Miss Grace L. Bass, youngest daughter of Esq. Bass. The couple left on Wabash train west Tuesday afternoon for their future home in Albia. Canton loses one of her fairest and best young ladies, and Mr. Townsend gains a noble wife and Albia a charming citizen. (The Fulton County Ledger, Sep. 14, 1882, submitted by Bonnie Dagen)

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Two Westerfield brothers of Banner Township, married today to two Lingenfelter sisters, the brides being the daughters of Mathias Lingenfelter, of that township. [Carey W. Westerfield married Ida E. Lingenfelter on December 10, 1885, and Samuel Westerfield, Jr. married Anna May Lingenfelter on the same day.] (The Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Dec. 17, 1885, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Aged Missouri Man Tells Second Wife of First Marriage

     Lewistown, Ill., March 18 - L. R. Tracy, 81 years old, and Mrs. Nancy G. Kelly, 61 years old, of St. Joseph, Mo., tottered into the courthouse here today, got a marriage license and were married by Judge John Breckenridge. The ceremony was the second one performed for the same couple.
     Thirty-six years ago they were married in Missouri, but at that time Tracy had another living wife. This fact he did not reveal to wife No. 2 and they lived together all these years as husband and wife, even raising children.
     Tracy's first wife died a short time ago and he then told the second wife about it. In order to be able to draw his pension when he dies, and to make her marriage legal, she had Tracy come with her and had the knot tied again. (The Peoria Herald Transcript, Peoria, Illinois, March 20, 1909, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Ellison Norcott's second marriage was to Elizabeth L. Mifflin on June 30, 1864 in Fulton County, Illinois. (Vol. 00D, page, 41,  license number 115, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, submitted by Phyllis Minner)

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Miner-Severns.

A wedding occurred on Wednesday evening of last week, at the residence of Mrs. Dyer, the contracting parties being Mr. J. C. Severns and Miss Emma Miner. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. J. Warner, in the midst of a few intimate friends of the bridal couple. Mr. Severns, or “Jack” as he is better known, has been a resident of this city of the past two years and is employed in P. H. Moloney’s barber shop. The bride has made her home at Mrs. Dyer’s and is well spoken of. Mr. and Mrs. Severns will reside in the Bradbury house on Jefferson street and their many friends wish for them a life of happiness and prosperity.
(Unknown paper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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Robinson-Mayo

     Lloyd Robinson and Miss Mary E. Mayo, both of Table Grove, were married in Lewistown, Thursday afternoon, April 18, 1912. [They were both 21.]
     The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Robinson, residing on their farm one mile east of Table Grove. He was educated in the Table Grove schools. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mayo, is a graduate of the Table Grove high school and has been a successful school teacher for the past two or three years. Both have the friendship and high respect of all who know them. They will reside on the farm and begin married life under most happy auspices.
     The Herald joins in the general congratulations. (Unknown paper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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Wedding Bells

     On Sunday morning, March 12, 1911, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R?. F. McLaren, in Astoria, their daughter, Miss Myrtle McLaren, was united in marriage to Lawrence Robinson of near Ipava. The ceremony was performed at 11 o’clock, the Rev. C. M. Wilson, of the Methodist Episcopal Church—the pastor of the bride—officiating. Only the immediate relatives and a few friends were in attendance.
After the wedding and elegant dinner was served, and the bridal couple left on the afternoon train for a few day’s visit with friends in the northern part of the county.
     Mr. Robinson is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Robinson of near Ipava and is a prosperous young farmer. The bride was a popular teacher in the Ipava school until she resigned a few weeks ago.
     Mr. Robinson has leased a farm two miles east of Ipava, owned by his grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson, and they had furnished the house and all was in readiness for them to take possession. They will be at home to their friends after the eighteenth. The happy couple have the best wishes of a host of friends in South Fulton.
     The groom’s mother, Mrs. Oscar Robinson and his two sisters, Misses Laura and Mary Robinson, and their friends, Miss Merle Lindsey and ? Siders?, all of Ipava, attended the wedding. (Unknown paper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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MARRIED.

James Quick and Miss Blendenna Churchill, of Joshua township, were married Wednesday evening of last week, at the home of the bride’s father, Charles Churchill, by Rev. St. John. A number of guests were present, and after the ceremony a wedding supper was served. Many handsome presents were bestowed upon the couple. The couple were given a reception Thursday, at the home of the groom’s mother.
(Fulton County Ledger, Thursday, December 18, 1902, submitted by Jane Kingery)

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MARRIED.

J. M. Fox has received an invitation to attend the wedding of Joseph Seibert, of Bloomington, to Miss Grace Burke, Christmas eve. Mr. Seibert was a former employe in Mr. Fox’s jewelry store.
(Fulton County Ledger, Thursday, December 18, 1902, submitted by Jane Kingery)

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MARRIED.

Table Grove Herald: License has been issued for the marriage of Genar Vail and Mill Lillie Switzer. We are informed that the ceremony will take place at Canton Thursday.
(Fulton County Ledger, Thursday, December 18, 1902, submitted by Jane Kingery)

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At the residence of Mr. Joseph Thompson, in this city, May 21st, by Rev. Charles Whiting, Mr. Clarence L. Willets and Miss Maud McCluhan. (Fulton County Ledger, May 28, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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MARRIED.

            On the 19th ult. By Rev. J. O. Gilbert, Mr. HENRY RIDLE, of Lewiston and Miss MARY RIDLE, of Canton. (Fulton County Ledger, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1858, submitted by Jane Kingery)

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MISS HAZEL MONROE TO WED HERBERT WEBER

Miss Hazel Monroe of 711 West Third street, Davenport, daughter of Mrs. Ella M. Ensign, will become the bride of Mr. Herbert Weber of Canton, Ill., on Friday, June 5 at her home. Miss Monroe has resided in Davenport practically all of her life and attended the local schools. Mr. Weber attended the Canton schools and is studying engineering.

Announcement of the approaching nuptials was made Saturday evening at a party given by Miss Monroe in celebration of her nineteenth birthday. In the games, favors went to Miss Malinda Frahm, Miss Roma Jergens of Eldridge, Ia., and Miss Geraldine Gross. The decorations were in the chosen colors, blue and gold.

(Probably a Davenport, Ia paper, unknown date, submitted by Shelly Harris)

MISS HAZEL MONROE TO BE THE JUNE 5 BRIDE OF HERBERT WEBER, CANTON

Announcement is made of the engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Hazel Monroe, daughter of Mrs. Ella Ensign of 711 West Third street, and Herbert Weber, son of Mrs. Mary Weber of Canton, Ill., the wedding to be Friday evening, June 5, as a home ceremony.

Announcement of the engagement was made at a party of Saturday night when Miss Monroe entertained a group of girl friends at her home.

The games gave favors to Miss Malinda Frahm, Miss Roma Jergens of Eldridge, Ia., and Miss Geraldine Gross. Lunch was served after the games, the bridal colors being used in decoration.

Mr. Weber is an electrical engineer and the new home will be in Canton, Ill. Miss Roma Jergens of Eldridge was an out-of-town guest for the evening.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Shelly Harris)

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Bridal Pair Unattended

Miss Izola Deam, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Deam of Canton, Ill., was married to Delmar A. Wittig, U. S. N. R. at 6 o'clock Friday, September 18. The single ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. G. Hinkle in the parsonage of the First Presbyterian church in Canton.

The bride wore a two-piece wine velveteen dress trimmed in white lace, a wine velveteen hat and black accessories. Her corsage was of yellow roses. The couple were unattended.

The former Miss Deam is a graduate of Canton High School and attended Brown's Peoria school of Business. Mr. Wittig, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wittig of Decatur, attended Decatur schools and enlisted in the United States Naval Reserves last March. He was sent to the Naval Training station at San Diego, Calif., and recently transferred to Navy Pier at Chicago, where he is attending Diesel engineering school.

A wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents to the immediate families following the ceremony. The bridal pair left Saturday, September 19 for Decatur to spend the week-end with the bridegroom's parents and friends.

(Peoria Journal-Transcript, Oct. 4, 1942)

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