At Salina Wednesday, December 23, 1908, at high noon Miss Mae Keeler to Wm. E. Hunter, both of Barnard.
This young couple is too well known in this, their home, to need any euology [sic] from the Bee. Both of them count friends on all sides and rightly, for they are among our most refined and cultured young people. We do not know what their plans are, but hope they will decide to continue their residence here.
7 January 1909
Rev, J. L. Barker, pastor of the Baptist church here, was married last Thursday night at Fairview, Kans., to Miss Bessie Frink. Rev. Barker has not been with us long, but long enough to endear himself to all with whom he has come in contact. A reception will be tendered Rev. Barker and bride at the church next Thursday night by members of the church.
28 January 1909
Mayor Holland and Bride Have Returned.
Mayor Geo. Holland and bride (who was Miss Ethel Harris) arrived on the afternoon train today. They were married at the bride's home in Woodbine, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1909. The groom is one of our most wide-awake business men; for nearly two years he has been mayor of our little city, and he has discharged the duties of that office most satisfactorily and in a manner that redounds to the credit of his administration. He is proprietor of the Model Drug Store, and enjoys a lucrative business. As a public officer, business man and as an individual he is highly popular and highly respected.
The bride is well and favorably known to nearly all our local readers, having lived in Barnard for some time until about a year ago. She is, on her mother's side, from the good and sturdy Harshbarger stock, and therefore numbers many relatives and a host of friends in this community.
We congratulate this worthy couple and hope that their residence with us may be long and happy.
25 February 1909
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1909, at Lincoln, Kans., Probate Judge Artman officiating John Gibbs to Miss Chloe Gilpin, both of Barnard.
We take real pleasure in congratulating these worthy young people. The groom is an exemplary young man -- one who can count all who know him as friends and admirers. For some years past he has been clerking at his brother Will's meat market. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gilpin, and was raised in this vicinity and like her husband her friends are legion.
They will go to housekeeping in the house north of the Gibbs residence.
Feb. 10, 1909, at Great Bend, Kans., Marion Mallow to Miss Alice Decker.
The groom is one of our popular young men -- a grandson of Mrs. J. T. Crowl. Until recently he operated a pantatorium in Barnard. Marion is one of the kind that everybody wishes well We are not acquinted [sic] with the bride, but we do know that Marion is a mighty good judge.
They are living at J.M. Gurley's. We extend hearty congratulations and best wishes.
At Minneapolis Feb. 17, 1909. Hinton Clark to Miss Hilda Clark, both of Milo. Hinton is a son of J. R. Clark, merchant, postmaster and station agent at Milo. He has always been prominent in athletic pastime, and is known over considerable territory as a good man at anything in that line. He is steady and energetic, and will be successful. The bride is a daughter of M. F. Clark, now living in Barnard, but for a long time residents of Milo, where both young people were prominent leaders in all young folks' doings. They will live on the J. R. Clark place. We offer them our congrations [sic] and our best wishes.
15 April 1909
April 7, 1909, at the bride's home near Victor, Miss Calla King and Chas. Markley, Rev. H. R. Gouldin officiating. The young folks were the recipients of a large list of present, tokens of the love and esteem of the givers. The happy couple have gone to housekeeping on the Markley place. The Bee extends congratulations.
6 May 1909
Chas. Parsons and Ethel Rathbun, two highly respected young people living west of town, were married Wednesday, May 5, 1909, at the M.E. parsonage by Rev. Murr. They left today for Kansas City and other places. The Bee takes pleasure in extending congratulations to these worthy young people. May they live to enjoy many years of married bliss.
20 May 1909
Edgar Pierce and Myrtle James were married at the home of the bride's parents, eight miles west of Barnard, Wednesday, May 12, 1909, at the hour of noon.
A number of relatives and friends were present, and the young people received quite a number of beautiful and useful presents. After congratulations were extended the guests were ushered into the dining room where they enjoyed a fine wedding dinner. After dinner they were entertained by music from the graphophone. All enjoyed the occasion and departed, wishing the young couple long life and happiness.
Rev. Barker officiated in the ceremony.
A beautiful and quiet wedding took place at the home of J. M. Venard last Sunday afternoon when Mamie, the eldest daughter, became the wife of John Lee, of Minneapolis.
A ring ceremony was a beautiful feature of the wedding, and was officiated by the bride's pastor, Rev. C. W. Murr.
After congratulations the palatable things of life were partaken of. Many join in congratulations.
24 June 1909
At Lincoln, Ks., Tuesday, June 15, 1909, by H.C. Bradbury, minister of the gospel, Walter Wild and Charlotte Ruth Parsons, both of Barnard, Kans. They will go to housekeeping on a farm two miles northwest of Barnard. May God ever dwell in their house to bless it with His richest gifts. Lincoln Sentinel
1 July 1909
Wednesday, 6 p. m., June 30, 1909, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Johnson, a pretty wedding took place. The contracting parties were Chas. Bridenstone and Miss Edna Johnson, two popular young people of Barnard. The officiating minister was their pastor, C.W. Murr. Miss Elsie Bridenstine, a sister of the groom, presided at the piano. Only immediate relatives were present.
After congratulations the guests retired to the lovely residence just erected by the groom, and there partook of a most excellent repast.
Many fine and costly presents were received; among the number received some were sent by friends from afar. These, with the excellent assortment given at the recent "shower", will make a very useful collection of household necessities.
The bride has been prominent in educational work for several years. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Bridenstine. Both are excellent young Christian workers. The very best wishes go to them.
22 July 1909
A very pretty wedding ceremony was that which was performed some five miles northeast of Ada at 8:30 last evening by Rev Price, of Ada, uniting in marriage Miss Gladys Secrist and Joseph Reed. Despite the inclement weather about fifty guests gathered to witness the ceremony, after which they partook of a bounteous feast.
The Rose Hill Mandolin Club played the wedding march, and played a number of other selections later in the evening.
26 August 1909
Wednesday, August 25, 1909, Miss Renna Musselman to Uzal Galloup, Rev. Fred Blanding officiating.
In order that there might be room for the large number of guests that were expected, the wedding was held at the Galloup house. Some sixty friends were present to witness the ceremony, and all partook of a fine wedding supper. Many were the beautiful and valuable presents brought the happy young couple as tokens of the love of their relatives, friends and neighbore [sic].
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1909. Murry Simons and Miss Effie Burns were united in marriage at the home of the bride, Rev. J. L. Barker officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Burns, of Barnard, and the groom is one of our young business men, having about a year ago bought the Bowers blacksmith ship. He came here from Emporia.
The contracting parties are well and favorably known, and have the best wishes of all their acquaintances. They left this morning for Emporia, where they will visit L. A. Simons and wife, L.A. and Murray Simons, being brothers, their wives sisters. The Bee extends congratulations and best wishes.
13 September 1909
Yesterday morning, Wednesday, Sept. 22, '09, Ray L. Blanding and Miss Altha Wheerler [sic] were married at the residence of Rev. Crawford in Minneapolis, Kans., Rev. Crawford performing the ceremony.
Geo. Tatum and wife, Albert and Nettie Blanding, Robbie Wallace, A. W. Haley, T. Tilson and Corinne DeVinny accompanied the bridal couple and were present at the ceremony.
A fine wedding supper was served on the return of the newly wedded pair at the Blanding residence.
The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Blanding, the father being the senior member of the firm of Blanding Bros. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Wheeler, whom we number among out best farmers. Both families have resided here for several years, and consequently are well known to all. Ray and Altha have a host of friends who wish them well in their new relation. They have long been favorites with the young set.
We heartily congratulate them and hope their path may be smooth and untroubled for many years to come.
Frank O'Neill and Miss Nora Keating were married in Lincoln at high noon Monday of this week.
We understand that the bride is a well and favorably known Lincoln girl. The groom is a well-to-do and prosperous farmer of Milo, and the young people of both Milo and Barnard with the happy couple all kinds of good luck.
20 September 1909
At Minneapolis Monday, Sept. 27, Clarence Smith, of Strong City, and Miss Violet Resch, of Milo. Here is hopin'.
4 November 1909
Just as we go to press we learn that Frank Cole and Miss Bertha Wear were married yesterday (Wednesday) at the bride's home six miles north of Barnard. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wear. Mr. Wear is, we believe, the most extensive rancher in this part of the country. The groom is in the front rank of prosperous and well-to-do farmers. The Bee joins their numerous friends in extending congratulations.
18 November 1909
Dr. John Rees was married to a Mrs. Theney at Atlanta, Ga., Wednesday, the 10th inst. The doctor and bride returned home last night.
16 December 1909
At high noon yesterday -- Wednesday, Rev. Gouldin pronounced the ceremony that made Guy Burns and Elsie Morris man and wife.
Tuy is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Burns, of Barnard. He is a hardworking young man who has grown up here. His industrious habits have gained the admiration of many friends. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Morris, who lives about 2½ miles, west of Ada. She is very highly spoken of by all who know her, and we do not doubt she will make her young husband the best kind of helpmeet.
A large number of relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony, and all partook of the sumptuous wedding dinner prepared for them. The list of presents was a long one and gave evidence of the high esteem in which these young people are held.
The happy couple went to housekeeping the next morning in the residence just south of the Pioneer hotel. They have a nice, cozy little home, completely equipped with everything necessary for housekeeping -- and the Bee extends congratulations.
23 December 1909
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1909, at the home of the bride, Miss Pearl Murphy to Harry W. Judd, Rev. J. L. Barker officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Murphy, of this place, the groom being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Judd, also of Barnard. Both families have been with us several years and are among our most prominent citizens. Bride and groom are favorites among the young folks, always leaders in their gatherings, and it is regretted that they will make their home elsewhere.
Many lovely and costly presents were left with the happy pair, indicative of the high respect in which they are held. They will go to Manchester, where Mr. Judd is connected with the Lumber yard. Hearty congratulations of the Bee go with them.
We understand that Jim Wear and Miss Lola Vickers were married at Beloit last week. There is a splendid couple, and we congratulate all concerned. They had kept their plans pretty quiet, and the news came as a surprise to all.
20 January 1910
Sam Welsh, of Barnard, and Miss Mary Wood, formerly of Minneapolis, Kans., were married at the home of Mr. Welsh's sister, Mrs. Ab Swayze, Bonner Springs, Kans., Wednesday, Jan. 12.
Mr. Welsh is a member of the firm of Welsh Bros., extensive grain buyers and millers, with offices and mills at Chanute, Minneapolis, Barnard and other points. Sam is so well known and so universally liked that any further eulogy from us would seem uncalled for.
We have not the pleasure of the acquaintance of the bride, and regret that we cannot present her more definately [sic] to our readers. We understand they will make their home in Barnard in the near future.
3 March 1910
A beautiful home wedding occurred at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening of this week at the home of the bride a mile northeast of Barnard.
On this occasion Miss Josephine Harbin, and A.B. Stahley, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, Rev. J.L. Barker officiating.
These young people are prominent and favorite members of our little community, and all will rejoice at the happy termination of their life's romance.
Mr. Stahley is engaged in the real estate business here. He is a young man of undoubted integrity and has the unbounded confidence of all.
Only relatives and a limited number of intimate friends were present at the ceremony, following which, a sumptuous wedding feast was served.
Many beautiful presents were given the happy couple, with congratulations of admiring friends.
3 March 1910
Feb. 20, at the home of the brides parents, Miss Ada Harshbarger and Emerson Elgin, son of the cashier of the Lincoln state bank, of Lincoln.
9 June 1910
At six o'clock, p. m., Wednesday, June 8, 1910, Miss Ethel Harbin to Benj. H. McBride.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Harbin was the picture of joyful gladness on the occasion of the marriage of their daughter Ethel to Mr. McBride. Many friends and relatives were there to witness the ceremony. The house was beautifully decorated with flowers, emblematic of the blossoming of the bud of youthful courtship.
Rev. J.L. Barker officiated in the beautiful ceremony that united these popular young people in the bonds of holy wedlock.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Harbin, who for some two or three years have had charge of the farmers phone office here. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McBride, old and highly respected farmers living just south of town. Ben has made complete preparations for this event, having just finished a beautiful home in Barnard and which was waiting to receive the happy bride.
Both bride and groom were raised in this community, and no couple were ever more popular and better thought of than they.
Miss Alma, a sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, with A. W. Haley as best man.
All our people, young, old, married and single, congratulate these young folks, and wish them good luck, happiness and prosperity, which motion the Bee heartily seconds.
16 June 1910
John J. Jennings and Miss Ella McBride were married at Lincoln Wednesday evening, June 15.
Mr. Jennings is the editor of the Lincoln Sentinel. A few years ago he was principal of our school, Miss McBride being one of the teachers.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McBride, of this place.
These young people have lived here many years and they have more real friends than many can boast of. The Bee wishes them many happy years of wedded life.
Lizzie Hani and Geo. Moss were married at Lincoln at 6 o'clock this morning.
Geo. Moss has been head grocery clerk at J. W. Grubb & Son's in Lincoln and is a young man very highly spoken of.
Lizzie Hani is a Barnard girl, but has been employed in various stores in Lincoln as cashier for several years. She is the eldest daughter of Fred Hani, and has more friends than she can count in this community.
They will leave Monday morning for Siloam Springs for their honeymoon.
The Bee's best wishes go with them.
22 September 1910
A very pretty home wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Hickman, 4 miles south of Beverly, Wednesday evening, Sept. 21, 1910, when their daughter Bonnie was united in marriage with Jesse B. Coatney.
Miss Esther Miller, of Beverly, played the wedding march. At 6 p. m. the bride and groom entered the parlor, attended by the bride's brother Harry and the groom's sister Miss Coatney. Crossing the room they took their places under an arch composed of autumn flowers and bride-bells, where Rev. Kuhn, of Salina, performed the ceremony.
The bride was elaborately gowned in cream-colored satin duchess, and carried a huge bouquet of white asters, which latter she distributed amongst her girl friends, with wishes that "the happy day might soon come to them.["] The groom was clad in conventional black.