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Marriages in the 1900s

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Article from The Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Fri., Aug. 26, 1904, p. 5:
- At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Van C. Mowl, of Amwell township, at high noon yesterday, occurred the marriage of Miss Annola V. Mowl and William Markley, of Washington. The ceremony was performed on the porch of the Mowl home by the Rev. J. J. White, pastor of the Christian church at Lone Pine, assisted by the Rev. R. G. White, of Washington. There were about 70 guests present, who later sat down to the wedding dinner. The happy couple left on the 6:40 train over the Chartiers road for a western trip, after which they will take up their residence in Washington.



Article from The Reporter newspaper, Washington, Pa., Tues., Nov. 13, 1907, p. 7:
"Martin-Ross -
Oliver W. Martin, of Washington, and Miss Maude J. Ross, of Pancake were quietly married at Wheeling last night last Wednesday. They attended by Mr. David Martin, a brother of the groom, and Miss Olive White. The bride has made her home in Washington for the past year. The groom served three years in the Phillippines and returned two years ago, and is an [rest cut off]."



Article from The Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., May 18, 1936, p. 11:
"Daugherty-Neely Wedding Saturday A Pretty Home Event - A pretty home wedding was solemized [sic] at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Neely, of Claysville, when their daughter, Miss Elizabeth, became the bride of Joseph Daugherty, also a Claysville resident. The bride was beautifully attired in white mes____line with accessories to match. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. K. M. Oakes, now residing at Rogersville. The ring ceremony. The young couple will reside with the bride's parents. They received many [beautiful ??] and useful presents. Those [attending ?] were members of family ... " [Rest of article cut off on this Xerox copy]. 


Article from The Daily Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., June 6, 1936, p. 7:
"Wedding of Young People Announced - Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Moore, of Meadowlands, announce the marriage of their daughter Kathryn M. Moore to Archie William Hall of Washington, R. D. 1. The ceremony took place Wednesday, June 3, at Wellsburg, W. Va., with the Rev. Joel L. Wade officiating."

"Doerfler-Hootman Wedding May 15 - At a miscellaneous shower recently, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hootman, of Buffalo, announced the marriage of their daughter, Lynette, to Charles Doerfler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doerfler, of 75 Caldwell avenue, Washington. The ceremony was performed at Wellsburg, W. Va., May 15, 1936, by the Rev. Edward A. K*app [Knapp ?], D. D., minister of the First Presbyterian Church. The attendants were Jerleane Davis and Harold Mitchell. Both the bride and the bridegroom attended Trinity High School. They will be at home to their friends at 890 West Chestnut street, Washington."



Article from the Observer-Reporter newspaper, July 8, 1967, page A-7:

"Yurkovichs Are Wed 25 Years; Feted By Friends - Joseph and Marie Yurkvich, Scenery Hill, were honor [sic] guests at an outdoor barbeque in their home Saturday, June 24.  The couple marked their silver wedding anniversary June 14 and the belated party was arranged by their three children: Elizabeth, Joseph and Helen.
     The couple was married June 14, 1942 in the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Orthodox Church in Char...." [rest cut off on Xerox copy].



Article from The Observer-Reporter newspaper, Washington, Pa., Jan. 4, 1968, p. A-9:
"Mr. and Mrs. Simon L. Guthrie Observe 65th Anniversary With a Dinner Party -
Some 25 members of the immediate family and invited guests honored Mr. and Mrs. Simon L. Guthrie, a well-known Graysville couple, Sunday, December 31, with a dinner party at the Mansion house, Old Concord.
The observance was held in honor of their 65th anniversary of December 28.
Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie were married December 28, 1902, by Rev. T. M. Cain in the parsonage of the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, Pleasant Valley, W. Va.
Mrs. Guthrie is the former Edna Cunningham, daughter of William and Priscilla Jane McMillan Cunningham, of near Calis, W. Va., a pioneer family of that district.
Mr. Guthrie is the son of Westley A. and Martha Jane Hitchcock Guthrie. He was born and reared near Ryerson Station, Richhill township. Through his grandmother, Catharine Enoch Guthrie, he is a descendant of David Enoch, Sr., who was one of the founders of North Ten Mile Baptist Church near Lone Pine.
They resided near Limestone, W. Va., the first six years of married life moving to Graysville in 1908, where they still reside, maintaining their own home. Mr. Guthrie is a veteran oil and gas worker, having been employed for a number of years by the old West Virginia Natural Gas Company and later by Carnegie Natural Gas Company.  When he retired, at the age of 72, he was a pumper in the Braddock oil field for the late "Gar" Devine. He is a charter member of the Graysville Knights of Pythias Lodge and is [part of a line missing Waynesburg Lodge No. 757 P. P. O. Elks. 
Mrs. Guthrie is an active member of the Unity Presbyterian Church and its Ladies Auxiliary.
Five of their six children were in attendance at the dinner, which was highlighted when the couple cut a decorated cake.  The color scheme was red and white, the cake being flanked on either side with vases of red mums.
Among the gifts received was a money tree, a gift from their children -- Mrs. Jeanette Wise, of Toledo, Ohio, who was unable to attend; Mrs. Virginia Creighton, of Warwood, W. Va.; Mrs. Ruth Day, of West Finley, R. D. 2; Willis B. Guthrie and Maude D. Fordyce, both of Claysville, and Kenneth J. Guthrie, of Waynesburg.
There are 12 grandchildren, a number of great-great grandchildren and one great-great grand-daughter, in California. Others attending were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Phillips, of Triadelphia, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Tedrow and son, Sephan, Billie Guthrie and son, Stephan,* of Waynesburg; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Davidson and daughters, Debbie, Sherrie, and Amy, of Claysville; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Guthrie and son, Michael, of Washington; F. A. Fordyce, of Claysville; Mrs. Pearl Fletcher and Mrs. Sallie Barnhart, of Graysville. Mrs. Cecile Dinsmore, of West Finley, R. D. 2; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Coffield and Mrs. Anna Burns, all of Graysville, and Mrs. Mary Guthrie, of Claysville.
At the conclusion of the dinner the wedding party was entertained by an instrumental group consisting of five girls from the North Ten Mile Presbyterian Church at Prosperity, under the direction of Mrs. Frank A. Fischer.

* Don't know if the 2nd Stephan listed was a mistake in the newspaper or if the 2nd one is the son of Billie Guthrie.

All these persons from the 1900s are deceased. 


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