There was a quiet wedding at the residence of Mr. Samuel Brown on Wednesday evening, Jan. 8th.  The contracting parties were Hon. Granville Stuart, of  Fort Maginnis and Mrs. Alice B. Fairfield, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Brown.  Rev. Wm. Cobbleigh officiating.  The bride wore a lovely pearl silk dress, trimmed with point lace.  The happy couple left Thursday morning for Helena and Fort Benton.  Mr. Stuart being summoned to the latter place to attend a lawsuit in which the cattle company of which he is member is interested.  The Bugle joins in congratulations.
Bitter Root Bugle, January 10, 1890

    March 6, at the home of the bridegroom's father, J.H. Donaldson, Frank H. Donaldson and Miss Mabel Salght, both of Pyrites, Ravalli County, Rev. R.B. Swift officiating. After the marriage, at high noon, a sumptuous dinner was served, which was very much enjoyed by the company of favored guests.
Northwest Tribune, March 14, 1902

Tenth Wedding Anniversary
    Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Popham celebrated the tenth anniversary of their wedding on Saturday evening at their home near Corvallis. Over thirty five guests were present and the evening was pleasantly passed with various games and music. Mrs. Florence Hoblett rendered two beautivul solos and Rev. White, Miss Laws and Miss Romney also presented various selections of vocal aand instrumental music.
    Refreshments were served at 11 o'clock and shortly after midnight the guests departed wishing their host and hostess many happy returns of the day. Many useful and ornamental presents were received.
    Following are the names of those present: Messrs. and Mesdames White, Cobleigh, Hoblitt, Hull, Snell, Smithy, Simpson, Smith, Cobb, Kern, Price; Messrs. Romney, Popham, Laws; Mesdames Wood, Hope, Carpenter; Misses McDowell, Simpson, Summers, Wood, Romney and Hall.
The Western News, March 7, 1906

    Joe Alweis of Stevensville and Miss Jessie Abrahams of Butte were united in marriage Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lautmans, 608 Colonial Avenue, Butte by Rev. Margolics of the Jewish Temple in the presence of a few intimate friends.
    Mr. and Mrs. Alweis arrived in Stevensville on the afternoon train Wednesday and will make their home here where Mr. Alweis is engaged in business. Mrs. Alweis is not known here but Mr. Alweis has a wide circle of friends, having resided in Stevensville for the past year. He is proprietor of the Hub clothing store here. They are now receiving congratulations of their friends.
Northwest Tribune, December 30, 1910

    Charles Nichols and Miss Lucille Goodboo were united in marriage Saturday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Beverly Moreland, Rev. J.L. Johnson being the officiating minister. The ceremony was performed in the presence of only a few relatives and intimate friends. They will make their home in Stevensville, where Mr. Nichols is head waiter at the Hotel Stevensville.
Northwest Tribune, December 30, 1910

    A pretty wedding occurred at the home of Thomas Burroughs at Helena on December 21, when Miss Matilda Burroughs became the bride of George W. Cramer. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Charles W. Barnes, pastor of the First Christian Church, assisted by Rev. Edwin M. Ellis, an old-time friend of the bride's family. About twenty-five guests were present, all being intimate friends of the contracting parties. Miss Jessie Baxter acted as bridesmaid and A.L. King as best man.
    Many beautiful and useful presents were received, among them being many pieces of hand-painted china, cut glass and linen. Mrs. Cramer is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Burroughs and is well known in the Bitter Root valley, as the greater part of her life was spent near Corvallis. Mr. Cramer is a conductor in the employ of the helena Light and Railway Company, and has resided in the capital city for the past three years. Mr. and Mrs. Cramer will make their home in Helena.
Ravalli Republican, December 30, 1910

    John A. Wetzsteon of Sula and Miss Grace Crooks of Charlotte, Michigan, were quietly married Saturday evening at the home of the bride's uncle, A.W. Vogt of Hamilton. Rev. F.T. Spencer, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, performed the ceremony in the presence of immediate family relatives.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wetzsteon left the following morning for Butte, where they will spend a week. Mr. Wetzsteon is a delegate to the democratic state convention and will attend this gathering while there. Upon their return, they will take up residence in Sula, where Mr. Wetzsteon is a prosperous farmer and stockman.
    The bride was a missionary to China for a number of years having served as principal of a school for girls at Chin Klang for six years. She is a woman of high edication, broad experience and charming personality. She took an M.A. degree at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
    Mr. Wetzsteon is a man of splendid traits of character and is liked by all who know him. He has been a resident at Sula for about 25 years and during that time has formed a wide acquaintance in the valley. The best wishes of his many friends are extended to him and his bride.
The Western News, May 28, 1912

Miss Lillian Tucker Weds Charles Lear
Miss Lillian Gertrude Tucker was married last evening to John Charles Lear. The ceremony was solemnized by Rev. R.H. Daugherty at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. M.L. Tucker, at Riverside in the presence of a few relatives. Miss Tucker has for a number of years been a teacher in the schools of the valley, while Mr. Lear has worked in various capacities in this neighborhood. Both are worthy young people. They will take up their residence with the best wishes of their friends.
The Western News, June 3, 1913

    Miss Elsie May Burks, daughter of H. Burks, was united in marriage Friday to Robert Landon of Stevensville. The ceremony was performed by Justice Whaley at Hamilton with Frank Burks and Miss Stella Burks as witnesses. Later the briday party drove to the Burks home near Corvallis, where twenty relatives of the bride and groom had gathered to wish them joy. At 8 o'clock, a sumptuous turkey supper was served. Mr. and Mrs. Landon will reside near Stevensville.

    Ben H. Butterfield and Miss Bessie Swierenga were married Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Presbyterian manse by Rev. J.C. Irwin. The contracting parties reside in Hamilton, where they will make their home.
Ravalli Republican, Friday, December 10, 1915

Popular People Married
    The married of Miss Pearl O. Wunn to Dan Morris was made public Monday, after having been kept secret of several days. The couple married in butte February 26 at the Methodist parsonage, Rev. Mitchell officiating. They returned here Sunday and Miss Wunn resumed her position as teacher of the sixth grade in the local school, a position she has credibly filled for two terms. Her home was formerly Sheffield, Iowa. The groom is the second son of Mrs. J.W. Morris, and a member of the Corvallis Drug Company. Both are popular in Corvallis, and the congratulations of their surprised friends were heartily accord them. They will make their home near Corvallis.
Ravalli Republican, March 10, 1916

Miss Vaughn Wedded to Raymond Murphy
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Vaughn and Announcement Came as a Surprise
Corvallis, November 2 - Miss Myrtle Vaughn, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Vaughn, a pioneer family of Corvallis, was united in marriage to Raymond Murphy of Paris, Missouri in Paris October 21. The ceremony was performed at the Presbyterian manse by Rev. Richmond. The happy couple left immediate for Sheridan, Iowa, for a visit at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Freeman Carson, and later they will make their home at Paris, where the groom is interested in the lumber trade. Announcement of the wedding came as a surprise to the bride’s Corvallis relatives and friends, who were expecting her home soon. She had been visiting in the east since early in the summer. She is a daughter of the Bitter Root and a young woman of charm, popular here and also at Woodside, where she was employed for several months in the post office. She and her husband expect to come west in the spring for a visit with her relatives.
Ravalli Republican, Friday, November 3, 1916

    Miss Ruth Beach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Beach of this city and Roy T. Greenup of Darby, were united in marriage on December 1, at Livingston. The ceremony was performed by Rev. John G. Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Lester McLain, formerly of this county, attended the bride and groom. Mr. and Mrs. Greenup spent a couple of weeks of their honeymoon at the home of Mrs. H.E. Greenup, mother of the bridegroom on Twin Spring ranch. The popular young people have the best wishes of many friends.

    Miss Ila Stout and Fred Johnson, both of Hamilton, were quietly married Monday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arhie Wylie. Rev. F.J. Salsman performed the ceremony in the presence of a few friends and relatives. The young couple left Tuesday for Missoula for a short honeymoon. Mrs. Archie Wylie gave a kitchen shower Monday in honor of Miss Ila Stout. Twelve ladies were present and they shoered the bride with a number of useful gifts.
The Western News, Thursday, December 20, 1917

    The pretty home wedding, which occurred at the E.D. Carpenter home Tuesday evening, when Dorris Carpenter became the bride of Barton Barnard, was the culmination of a romance which had its beginning in South Dakota, where the young people were childhood playmates. Rev. D.C. Brown, of Outlook, Washington, intimate friend and former pastor of both families, assisted by Rev. J.C. Irwin, officiated.
    The bride, gowned in white taffeta and georgette crepe, carrying peonies, was accompanied by Ina Barnard, a sister of the groom. She wore pink crepe de chene and carried pink peonies. The groom was supported by Fred Carpenter, brother of the bride, and Gladys Carpenter played the wedding march. The house was beautifully decorated for the occasion in pink and white peonies and ferns, and the ceremony was witnessed by relatives and near friends.
    The young people left after the ceremony on a series of short motor trips about the valley and they will leave in a few days for Reardon, Washington, where the groom has a large wheat ranch. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Carpenter, a lovely young lady, with a wide circle of friends, who wish her great happiness. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barnard of Reardon, Washington. A splendid young man of unusual capabilities, well-thought of by all who know him.
The Western News, March 20, 1918

    An unusually pretty home wedding occurred this morning at the O'Hara residence, when Miss Mary Francis O'Hara became the bride of Second Lieutenant Arthur J. Butzerin. Father Stack of Missoula, in the absence of Father Dunne, officiated.
    A long table, placed in a large window and banked with flowers, served as the altar before which the ceremony was read. The guests, about fifty in number, were gathered in the large living room and just before the wedding march was played, Louise Murray and Helen Fitzgibbon unrolled the white ribbon which formed the aisle for the bridal party.
    Miss Frances Hughes carried the bride's bouquet, and Miss Geraldine O'Hara attended the bride. Lawrence Wanderer acted as groomsman. The bride was gowned in a simple white frock and made a charming war bride. She is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. O'Hara, a lovely and accomplished young lady. The groom is a promising young officer, now stationed at Camp Lewis. The young people will leave on the afternoon train for "Somewhere in America."
The Western News, March 20, 1918

Terry-Rawlins Wedding
    Miss Katherin Rawlins, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Rawlins, and Lloyd H. Terry, were united in marriage September 4 at the home of the groom’s sister in Missoula. Rev. J.N. McLean of the Presbyterian church performed the ceremony in the presence of relatives and close friends. The service was followed with a buffet luncheon, after which the couple left for Bearmouth, where the groom is employed as a signal agent for the Northern Pacific. Mrs. Terry completed the high school course in Corvallis in 1916, afterwards graduating from the Montana state normal college. Last year, she taught school at Clinton, where she met Mr. Terry. As the engagement was not formally announced until Tuesday, the wedding was a complete surprise to her many Corvallis friends.
Ravalli Republican, September 12, 1918

Miss Thelma Waddell and Earl Philips Were Married Wednesday By Rev. Thomas Miller
    Miss Thelma Ruth Waddell and Earl Eugene Philips were married at the Methodist parsonage in Hamilton, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Thomas Miller. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. W.H. Waddell, who resides on North Fourth Street and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Philips of 509 South Third Street. The young people left immediately for Glasgow, where they will make their home on a ranch.
Ravalli Republican, Friday, October 20, 1922

Corvallis, August 30 - Miss Lucille Cole, daughter of Mrs. Lucy Cole of this place and Clem O. Walker were united in marriage at Hamilton Monday morning at 9 o'clock, the justice of the peace officiating.
    The ceremony was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Edwards of this place. Mr. Walker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Walker of Corvallis. He is employed at the Corvallis cheese factory and the couple will make their home here for the present.
Ravalli Republican, August  31, 1923

Miss Grace Fitch Became Bride of Arthur Hull
Honeymoon Trip to Yellowstone Park to Terminate in Visit with Relatives Here

Corvallis, June 28 - Miss Grace Fitch and Arthur Hull were united in marriage at Missoula last Thursday and left immediately for a wedding trip to Glacier Park. The ceremony was performed at the Methodist parsonage in the presence of the bride’s mother, who accompanied her to Missoula from Michigan; also her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Schwab of this place, and Miss Ruth Hull, daughter of the groom.
    The bride is a trained nurse who served with high honors overseas during the World War. She has visited her sister here a number of times and has many friends in the valley. Mr. Hull is a well known westerner, whose home was at Salmon City before he came to reside at Corvallis four years ago. Since the first of the year, he has been living at Eugene, Ore, where he is engaged in the mercantile business. The couple will visit in the valley a few weeks upon their return from the park, after which they will motor to Eugene to make their home.
Ravalli Republican, June 29, 1923

    Who says a woman can not keep a secret? She can. September 23, Walter Ash and Miss Anna Bryson were married at Phillipsburg, but it was kept a secret until last Thursday, when they gave the announcement and started housekeeping in the Peterson apartments. The groom is the son of D.L. Ash in the Hamilton post office and is employed at the Masterson garage. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Bryson of Hamilton.
Ravalli Republican, January 5, 1928

Corvallis, January 18 - Paul Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Erickson of this place and a graduate of the Corvallis High School class of 1925, was married December 28 to Miss Marjorie Clarke at Los Angeles, California, according to word brought back by his mother, who witnessed the ceremony while visiting her sons in California. The bride is a nurse whose home has been in San Francisco. The couple will reside in Santa Barbara, where Mr. Erickson is manager of a Piggly Wiggly store.
Ravalli Republican, January 19, 1928

Corvallis, February 1 - Miss Frances Winifred Frogge, popular Bitter Root girl, and Louis Delbert Brisbin of Townsend were married January 15 at the home of the groom's brother at Townsend, according to announcement made to the bride's friends here this week. The marriage had been kept a secret from relatives of the bride and she had continued teaching in the East Helena school until the first of February. The couple are residing at Townsend, where the groom is employed as a carpenter. Mrs. Brisbin is a native of Corvallis, the daughter of Mrs. Amy L. Frogge of this place. She is a graduate of the Corvallis High School and of the State Normal College at Dillon and was engaged here as a teacher two years.
Ravalli Republican
February 21, 1928

Miss. Velma Frances Hauswirth and Theodore McKinney were married at Missoula Tuesday. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hauswirth and the groom is a son of Mrs. L. McKinney of Grantsdale. A wedding dinner was tendered to the newly married couple yesterday at the home of the bride's parents, where they received the congratulations of relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. McKinney expect to make their home in Oregon.
Ravalli Republican, March 1, 1928

Corvallis, February 29, 1928
Mr. and Mrs. Aifin Anfinson arrived home Saturday from a wedding trip of three months to points in Washington, Oregon, California, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. They were married in Butte November 17, going from Butte to Spokane and on to the coast. A trip by boat was made to Victoria, B.C. Other towns where the couple stopped to visit friends and relatives were Seattle, Portland, Albany, Medford, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Santa Monica.
    From California, they were called to Perry, Iowa, by the death of Mr. Anfinson's brother. At Perry, they spent a month, going from there to Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis, returning this month to Butte, where they spent several days with Mrs. Anfinson's sister, Mrs. Wendell Johnson.
Ravalli Republican, March 1, 1928

Corvallis, February 29, 1928
    Miss Helen Eddy and Kenneth Hinman were married in Missoula Thursday. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. William Firth. They returned here the same evening and went to their home at the Bates ranch, which they have rented. The house has recently undergone repairs.
    The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Eddy and a sister of Mrs. Firth. She was born and raised here and was a student in the high school. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Hinman. He was born and raised here. A crowd of friends gave them a charivari Saturday evening. They were invited in and the evening was spent playing games and having a general social time.
Ravalli Republican, March 1, 1928

Victor, March 7 - The Community Ladies' Aid Society met with Mrs. H.C. Groff Thursday afternoon. The day being the 36th wedding anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. J.W. MacGowan. The program assigned for the meeting was suspended and a surprise was given Mr. and Mrs. MacGowan in the way of a bridal shower. As Mrs. Leslie Hill played "Here Comes the Bride," Mrs. Reginald Morris and Mrs. O.K. Sizer marched up to the bride bearing a basket of gifts. Mr. and Mrs. MacGowan were completely surprised and greatly touched, and declared it to the best shower they had ever seen. The gifts were a large assortment of beautiful and useful articles among which was a tinted scene of the Bitter Root valley. Mrs. Mastens gave Mr. and Mrs. MacGowan a large and beautifully bound history of early settles of Montana. The hostess served lunch.
Ravalli Republican, March 8, 1928

Victor, March 7 - Ronald L. Costello and Miss Gladys Ethel Cumley were married at Missoula last Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The ceremony took place at the Presbyterian manse by Rev. D.E. Jackson. After the wedding, they left on a honeymoon trip to Spokane and Butte, and on their return will make their home in Victor and receive the congratulations of many friends.
The groom is a high school student and took part in the school operetta a week ago. The bride is a student at the normal school in Cheney, Washington, and graduated from the Victor High School last year. She is a daughter of Mrs. Lester B. Cumley.
Ravalli Republican, March 8, 1928

Corvallis, March 14 - Miss Minnie Stoll, sister of Mrs. Bernard Yerian of this place, and Franklyn Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson, were married last Wednesday at Missoula and left immediately after in company with Mr. and Mrs. Yerian for Great Falls. The groom is know here as "Jack" Johnson. The bride has been spending the winter with her sister and has been a student in the Corvallis High School.
Ravalli Republican, March 15, 1928

Victor, March 14 - Mrs. William Firth and Mrs. Ralph McVey were hostesses at a bridal shower given for Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hinman at the Hinman home Thursday evening. Cards furnished amusement the fore part of the evening, resulting in two brides; Mrs. Hinman and Mrs. Ronald Costello, having to cut cards for the ladies' head prize. Mrs. Hinman won and gave the prize to Mrs. Costello. Harlan Hinman won the gentleman's prize. Mrs. Merlin Bickell and Emerson Rogers received the consolation prizes. Lunch was served to 51 people, followed by opening of the wedding gifts which consisted of a large assortment of beautiful and useful gifts for the new home.
Ravalli Republican, March 15, 1928

Miss Dorothy White and Cloyse M. Overturf were united in marriage Monday at 5 o’clock in the afternoon at the home of Mrs. J.L. Fletcher in Missoula. Rev. G.A. White of Conner, father of the bride, united the couple in matrimony. The bride is a daughter of Rev. and Mrs. G.A. White of Darby. She is a graduate of Darby high school and of the University of Montana, Class of 1925. For the past two years, she has taught school at Dallas, Oregon. She is a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
    The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Overturf, former residents of Darby who now reside at Bozeman. Cloyse is a graduate of Darby highs school and of the University of Montana of this year’s class, having been graduated from the university only a few minutes before the marriage ceremony was performed. The groom was prominent in the athletics in both high school and at college, making the U of M basketball tea four year running and being captain one year. He was also elected president of the Associated Students of the University of Montana. He is a member of the ATO college fraternity.
    The couple was unattended and were married in a bower of ferns, bridal wreath, and pink tea roses. Miss Fern Johnson sang “Because,” accompanied by Mrs. Wellington White of Kalispell. The bride wore an afternoon dress of eggshell white satin and carried a bouquet of pink roses and sweet peas. The Overturfs will make their home in Missoula where Mr. Overturf is now engaged as an automobile salesman. Both are teachers by profession and Cloyse may follow the coaching profession. After a brief wedding trip to Kalispell and Canada, the couple will be at home to their friends in Missoula. Mrs. Overturf was in Missoula from Bozeman to attend the marriage as was Mrs. White from Conner.
The Western News, June 13, 1929

James Kerlee and Alice Yarbrough of Hamilton were married Sunday by Rev. Longnecker
Paul Wetzsteon and Grace Hoblitt of Sula and Corvallis were married yesterday.
The Western News, June 13, 1929

    Mrs. Archie McKillop and Mrs. Katherine Barich were hostesses Tuesday afternoon to a large company of women at the Woodside club house, honoring Mrs. Hugh McKillop, a January bride. A shower of household articles varying from kitchenware to linen and pictures, dishes, and silver was given the bride by the company.
    The guests were seated at an attractive double table for a 4 o'clock luncheon of two courses. Pink and white decorations for the room and the tables made an attractive scene. The color scheme was carried out in the ice cream and bride's cakes.
Ravalli Republican, February 13, 1930

Hamilton Cousins Honored By Sorority Sisters at Missoula Parties Friday of Last Week
    Mrs. John Sullivan, a recent bride, and Miss Catherine Conkey, whose marriage is to be an event of next week, were guests of honor at two social affairs in Missoula Friday. A luncheon was given at 1:30 o'clock by Miss Maryallis Marrs at the Montmatre Cafe and it was featured by a twin linen shower. Members of Delta Gamma Sorority were guests. In addition to the two Hamilton cousins, those to take part were their mothers, Mrs. G.A. Gordon and Mrs. J.C. Conkey; Misses Jean Thompson, Alice Hork, Elizabeth Downing, Clayetta Groff, and Anne Carey and Mrs. Kenneth Haines.
    At 8 o'clock an evening party was given by Miss Carey and Miss Clayre Scearce at the home of the former's mother, Mrs. Thomas Carey. In addition to the Hamilton guests those to take part were Misses Dorothy Kitt, Virginia Wilcox, June Eldridge, Kathleen Tubbs, Jule Sullivan, Miss Marrs and Mrs. R. Cushman.
Ravalli Republican, April 3, 1930

Corvallis, February 3 - The tenth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Chaffin was observed Sunday with a surprise party for a small group of friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Chaffin. Cards and music provided entertainment and at a late hour lunch was served. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Morris, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. St. John, Mr. and Mrs. John McLeod, Mr. and Mrs. P.D. Lear, Mr. and Mrs. Del Brisbin, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Chaffin, Dick Hull, D. Morris Jr, Lee Lear and Carol Chaffin.
Ravalli Republican, February 4, 1932

    A marriage of interest to many Bitter Root valley people was solemnized Saturday afternoon at the home of Miss Lois Emhoff when Rev. H.J. Frame united Miss Maude May McNett and Dayton C. Lockridge. Miss Emhoff and Fred E. Broom were attendants.
    Mrs. Lockridge is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.B. McNett, old-time residents of Stevensville. She is a graduate of the Montana State College and received her Master's degree at the University of California at Berkeley. Her husband is a well known businessman of the lower valley town and they will make their home there. Mrs. Lockridge is a teacher in the Stevensville schools.
    After the wedding, a supper was enjoyed by the wedding party at Aunt Tish Nervin's home.
Ravalli Republican, May 11, 1933

Mrs. Flora Blinkerd and Miss Ruth Bailey of Last Week in Neighboring Town.
Corvallis, November 30 - Miss Ruth Bailey and Otto Quast, well known young people of this place, were married Saturday afternoon in Missoula. The ceremony was performed at the University Church parsonage by Rev. W.O. Wolford and the attendants and witnesses were Miss Cora Quast, sister of the groom, and Home Bailey, brother of the bride. Mrs. Quast is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Bailey and Mr. Quast is a dairyman and sugar beet grower. They returned here Sunday to make their home on the Quast ranch north of town.

Mrs. Flora Blinkerd and Edward C. Sutherland of Corvallis were married at Hamilton Friday afternoon by Justice F.B. Tanner. Dan Sutherland, son of the groom, was present at the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland returned to Corvallis after the wedding to make their home at the Sutherland ranch three miles north of town. Both have lived in this community for more than 15 years.
Ravalli Republican, December 1, 1932

     Friends of the couple were surprised Friday to learn of the marriage at Salmon, Idaho, November 18 of Mrs. Violet Burgoyne and F.B. Tanner, Hamilton justice of the peace. The marriage was announced when Mr. and Mrs. Tanner returned to Hamilton Friday from a motoring trip to several western Montana towns. They will make their home for the present at the Burgoyne farm south of Grantsdale. Mrs. Tanner is a daughter of Mrs. Mary Kerney of Hamilton. Her husband is an old-time Darby resident and has lived here for the past five years.
Ravalli Republican, November 30, 1933

Young Lady Bride
Miss Bessie Pickerell Bride of Fred Weber

Young People of Corvallis Community Married By Rev. H.H. Longenecker Recently
Corvallis, December 6 - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weber returned a few days ago from Missoula, where they went for a short honeymoon trip following their marriage in Hamilton November 27. The bride was Miss Bessie Pickerell, popular local high school girl who graduated with the class of 1930. The wedding took place at the home of Rev. and Mrs. H.H. Longenecker and the attendants were Miss Hallie Weber, sister of the groom and James Pickerell, brother of the bride. A wedding feast followed the ceremony given at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pickerell and attended by the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Weber, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goffe and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Goffe and children, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stuart, Mrs. D.M. Goffe, Mr. and Mrs. Merle McKinster, Mrs. Jenny Baker, the bridal party and the Misses Kathryn and Jessie Weber. The couple will reside in the Hamilton Heights district on a ranch recently vacated by the Pickerell family.
Ravalli Republican, December 7, 1933

Married In Missoula
Miss Delores Heavilin Bride of Linn Dewald in Ceremony at Keating Home Last Friday

Miss Delores Heavilin, granddaughter of Mr. and mrs. A.J. Heavilin and a member of Hamilton’s younger set, was united in married to Linn M. Dewald of Polson Friday morning at Missoula. The wedding took place in the home of the groom’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Keating. at 10 o’clock before a small company of relatives and close friends, Rev. Jesse Bunch performing the ring ceremony. The wedding breakfast was served later at the Country Club with covers laid for 16.
Mrs. Dewald spent much of her life in the Hamilton community and was graduated from the local high school in 1929. Later she was an assistant in the clerical department of the Ravalli County Bank. Her husband is a field man for the Amalgamated Sugar Company. They will make their home at Polson.
Ravalli Republican, June 1, 1934

Wed at Long Beach
Miss Virginia White, Former Hamilton Girl, bride of Bernard O. Bordeaux of California

Announcement of the marriage at Long Beach, Cal, May 25, of Miss Virginia White to Bernard Oliver Bordeaux has been received by Mrs. Milton Byrd, sister of the bride. The wedding took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.A. White, Dr. Charles E. Ensign of Westminster Presbyterian church performing the ceremony.
    The bride and groom are both graduates of the Poly High school at Long Beach. Mrs. Bordeaux is also a graduate of the University of Southern California. Her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bordeaux of Torrance, Cal, and a former student of Junior college. He is connected with the Proctor & Gamble Company at Long Beach, where they will make their home. Mrs. Bordeaux spent last year here with her parents. She is a native of Hamilton and a member of one of the first families to settle here.
Ravalli Republican, June 1, 1934

Two Couples Wedded By Stevensville Pastors After Securing Licenses at Clerk's office Here
    Mrs. Nora McCormick and Glenn Lowery of Hamilton were married last Thursday afternoon at Stevensville, Rev. John McLaughlin performing the ceremony. The witnesses were Clifford H. and Harriet Metcalf.
    Miss Dorothy Slocum and Harold Whitesitt of Stevensville were married Sunday at Stevensville by Rev. John Hall shortly after securing a license at the clerk of the court's office here.
Ravalli Republican, September 6, 1934

Engagement Announced by Young Lady's Parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Toftoy, at Corvallis
Corvallis, September 19 - Mr. and Mrs. H. Toftoy have announed the engagement of their daughter, Miss Alet Kristine Toftoy, to Francis A. Redman of Madison, Wisconsin. The announcement was made recently at Madison, according to an account in a recent issue of the Capital Times of that city, which carried a picture of the bride-elect. For the past six years she has been a teacher of English in the high school at Merrill, Wisconsin. Mr. Redman is associated with his father in the shoe manufacturing business. Mr. and Mrs. Toftoy reside on a ranch east of Corvallis.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, September 20, 1934

    Mrs. Lucy Moore became the wife of Elmer J. Overturf Wednesday of last week, the marriage taking place at the Shapard Hotel in Missoula at high noon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.M. Gibson of Plains, an old-time friend of the bride. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Glen Brown of Darby. Other relatives to attend the marriage were Mr. and Mrs. N.E. Wilkerson, Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Drinkenberg of Hamilton, and Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Fox of Darby. Mr. and Mrs. Overturf returned to Hamilton the same evening.
The Western News, October 11, 1936

    An annulment action was filed in district court here last Thursday by Ocia Teninty against Ross Teninty. The couple married here in August 1937, during the time the man was making appearances as a traveling musician. In the complaint, Mrs. Teninty alleges that at the time of her marriage to the defendant, he had a former wife and was not divorced. She seeks an annulment and that she be restored to the status of a single person, as well as receiving general relief. It is said that the last time Mr. Teninty was heard from, he was in southern Idaho.
Ravalli Republican, February 3, 1938

Gladys Fleming of Corvallis and H.R. Bean Exchange Vows
Corvallis, April 16 - The marriage on April 5 of Miss Gladys Flemming to Harry R. Bean of Cascade, Idaho, took place at the Whilshire chapel in Hollywood, with the Rev. Thomas E. Dunn officiating, according to announcement received by Miss Flemming’s friends here. The bride was reared at Corvallis, graduating from the local high school and later from the Montana Normal school. Recently, she has been employed in Hollywood, where her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Flemming, reside. The bridegroom is the owner of the Cascade Telephone company and is a member of the Idaho state legislature. The couple will be at home to their friends in Cascade after April 17.
Montana Standard, Butter, MT, April 17, 1938


Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Chambers Remembered by Friends With Party Monday Evening
    Their thirtieth wedding anniversary was an occasion for a surprise observance tendered by Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Chambers by relatives and close friends Monday evening at the Chambers home. Mrs. A.E. Shappee and Mrs. Grace Johnson were hostesses at an evening spread of ices, cake and coffee. A gift from all the members of the group was a beautiful vase on a pedestal. Those to take part were Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Vesely, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Johnston, Mrs. H.H. Benson, Mrs. Sam Houston, Mrs. Anna Bohac and the honored couple. Mr. and Mrs. Chambers have made their home in Hamilton for pratically all their married life.
Ravalli Republican, June 23, 1938

SPOKANE BRIDE FETED - Former Ruth Brown Showered With Gifts by Hamilton and Grantsdale Friends Tuesday
    A bride's shower was given in honor of Mrs. Gage Slusser of Spokane at the home of Mrs. Frank Merritt Tuesday afternoon. Odette Mills, Eloise and Laurene Tilton and Agnes Lowney assisted Mrs. Merritt and Mrs. Ray Davis as hostesses. Guests were Mesdames Joseph Lecompte, Soren Hendrickson, Peterson, C.E. Carls,John Wallace, G. Thompson, Walter Maki, a. McKillop, Howard Robinson, V.L. Shults, Walter Brown, Ed White, Ransom Tilton, Franklin Davis, J.C. Harvey, M.D. Kippen, S.W. Reynolds, Glen Foster, Roy Tilton, Granville Stuart, Ida Pringey, Misses Frances Reynolds, Joan Jeffrey,  Crescent Tilton, and Marilyn Davis.
    Mrs. Slusser was Miss Ruth Brown before her marriage a few weeks ago at Spokane. Refreshments were served at 4 o'clock and flowers were awards for games played. Many lovely gifts were brought for Mrs. Slusser
Ravalli Republican, September 1, 1938

Helen Dye Bride
Marriage to John Colvin Saturday Event

Latter Day Saints Ceremony Performed By E.O. Marx; on Trip South and Will Reside Here
    Miss Helen Dye, a Hamilton business woman for the past four years, became the bride of John Colvin of Stevensville Saturday morning, the ceremony taking place at 11:30 o’clock at the home of her mother, Mrs. Johanna P. Dye, near Corvallis. Elder E.O. Marx performed the Latter Day Saints marriage rite and the bridal attendants were Miss Ava Perry and Virgil Cribbs.
    The bride wore a charming afternoon dress of deep purple crepe with a corsage of yellow roses. Miss Perry was gowned in dark blue with a corsage of pink roses. Prior to the ceremony, the son, “O Promise Me,” was sung by Donald Marx, with Miss Dovie Dye, sister of the bride,playing the piano accompaniment. The Dye home was filled with late summer flowers and after the wedding a buffet luncheon was served by the bride’s mother and sister. Those in the company were Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Colvin, parents of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stanton, Misses Ruth Fisk and Winifred Kopsland, E.E. Perry, Robert Taylor, and George Estrada.
    Miss Colvin received her education in the Corvallis schools and after completing courses at a Missoula beauty culture establishment came to Hamilton, where she conducted a business until a year ago when she became identified with the shop of Mrs. Frank Taulman. Her husband is an employee of the Harper Lumber Company. They left soon after the wedding, accompanied by Mrs. Dye and Miss Dovie Dye, for a two weeks’ motoring tour of southern states that included a visit with relatives at Ogden, Utah.
Ravalli Republican, September 1, 1938

CHURCH WEDDING - Maxine Knowles is Wife of Gordon Tallent
Father Donohue Officiates at Catholic Marriage Last Thursday Morning; Couple to Reside Here
    The marriage of Miss Maxine Knowles to Gordon Tallent took place last Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Father M.J. Donohue performing the ceremony at St. Francis Catholic church. The bride was attended by her sister, May belle Knowles, and the groom's brother, George Tallent, was best man. A large company of relatives and intimate friends of the two families attended the ceremony.
Ravalli Republican, September 1, 1938

Hamilton Woman is Bride of George L. Blakeslee, Corvallis School Superintendent, Friday
    The marriage of Edith Curry Rothe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Curry, to George L. Blakeslee of Corvallis was an event of Friday morning at Spokane. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Charles F. Koehler at the Presbyterian Church and the attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence M. Thill, who accompanied the pair to the Washington city. The bride wore a cadet blue wool sport dress with a blue hat and wine colored accessories and carried roses. Mrs. Thill wore a pretty sport dress of teal blue silk with hat to correspond. The four returned to Hamilton Sunday evening. The 13th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Thill marked the Blakeslee marriage and they recalled that their honeymoon had also been spent in Spokane.
    Mr. Blakeslee is superintendent of the Corvallis schools and a former instructor in the Hamilton schools. His bride is a Hamilton young woman and most of her life has been spent here. For the present, they will make their home in the Pine Grove house where Mrs. Blakeslee was residing. Later, a home will be fitted up at Corvallis. Mr. Blakeslee returned to his school duties Monday morning and he was given a cordial greeting by the students and others.
Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1938

Miss Maxine Whyte and Garnett Lowman Kept Nuptials a Secret for Several Weeks
    Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Lowman of Darby announced Tuesday that their marriage had been an event of September 20, in Hamilton. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H.H. Longnecker at his home and the attendants were Miss Beryl McKinney and Earl Morrison of Darby. After the ceremony, the wedding party returned to Darby, keeping the secret until this week.
    The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Whyte, well known Darby people Most of her life has been spent in the up-valley town and she is a graduate of the Darby high school. She has been a saleswoman at the Darby Mercantile store for the past few years and had served as operator at the Darby telephone exchange. A quiet friendliness and charm have combined to make many friends for the young bride in the Darby and Hamilton communities. Mr. Lowman came to Darby a few months ago from Birmingham, Alabama. They will make their home for the present in the residence of Mrs. Mary Solleder, grandmother of the bride.
Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1938

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mahe Weds Edward Ewart of Victor in Home Ceremony
    Miss Dorothy Mae Mahe became the bride of Charles Edward Ewart last Thursday evening. The wedding took place at the Como home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mahe, Elder E.O. Marx performing the ceremony of the Latter Day Saints church at 7:30 o'clock. Mrs. John H. Larner of Wenatchee, Washington, sister of the groom, and LaFayette Mahe, brother of the bride, were the attendants.
    The bride wore a wool dress of cadet blue shade and carried pink roses and swansonia in a shower bouquet. The wedding dinner was served soon after the ceremony by Mrs. Mahe, and those to join the bridal party were Mr. and Mrs. Marx, Mr. and Mrs. Mahe, Mr. and Mrs. Larner, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dunbar, Mrs. James Dunbar, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ross, Mr. and Mrs Francis Mahe, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fulton of Stevensville, Robert Bohler, Henry, Woodrow, Joe, and LaFayette Mahe
    The bride came here in recent years from eastern Montana with her parents. Mr. Ewart is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Ewart, former Bitter Root valley residents who now reside on the coat. The young couple left for a wedding trip and when they return will live at Victor.
Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1938

Nola Leavitt is Bride of Robert J. Weber; Announcement Made a Week After Ceremony
    The marriage of Nola Noland Leavitt and Robert J. Weber was announced Monday by the young people. The ceremony took place at Salmon, Idaho, on October 23, Rev. Eva Brown officiating,a nd Mr. and Mrs. Louis Seaward were the attendants.
    Mr. and Mrs. Weber returned here soon after the wedding, but the matter was kept a secret for a week. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Noland. Her husband is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Weber and he has been a clerk at the Hamilton hotel for several months. They will make their home here.
Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1938

Hamilton Girl Weds Owen Lawrence at Stevensville, Where New Home is to Be Made
    Relatives and close friends of Miss Audilou Centers gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Downing Friday evening to honor her with a bride's shower. Miss Centers became the wife of Owen Lawrence Saturday at Stevensville, Rev. John McLaughlin performing the ceremony and they will make their home in that community. The bride was graduated last year from the Hamilton high school and she is the daughter of Mrs. Charlotte Centers.
Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1938

Evelyn Gibford to Wed Delbert Lowman, and Katherine Safley Will Be Bride of Arizona Doctor.
Darby, May 10, 1939 - A picnic supper for members of the Darby school faculty and their families was an event Tuesday evening at the home of Superintendent and Mrs. A.B. Cole. The occasion honored the teachers, Miss Evelyn Gibford and Miss Katherine Safley, who are to be brides next month. Miss Gibford, a daughter of mr. and Mrs. Harry Gibford, has announced her engagement to Delbert Lowman, son of Mr. and mrs. S.D. Lowman. Miss Safley will wed Dr. Newton E. McBride of Tucson, Arizona, at her Victor home on June 3. Gifts for the brides-to-be were vases from the company.
    Those attending the picnic were Mr. and Mrs. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Kincaid, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Puckett, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Oliver, Mrs. Xoa Dougherty, Mrs. Bessie Marble, Misses Lorena Greenfield, Elizabeth Johnson, Margaret Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Pierce and members of the Cole family.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, May 11, 1939

Estella Yadon is Bride of Konrad B. Toftoy
Ceremony Performed Saturday Night at Groom’s Parents
Corvallis, May 8 - Impressive in its simplicity was the wedding Saturday evening at 8 o’clock of Miss Estella Yadon and Konrad B. Toftoy when they were united by Rev. C.J. Taber at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Holger Toftoy. The vows were said before an altar of ferns and pink and yellow tulips after the wedding party ha taken its place while Miss Geneva Vincent of Hamilton played Lohengrin’s wedding march. Miss Yadon was given in marriage by the groom’s father. Her matron of honor was Mrs. Audrain Lawrence and R.A. Lingren of Grantsdale attended the groom. The bride wore a floor-length gown of white ice-cloth and a shoulder bouquet of gardenias and carried a white prayer book and an old lace handkerchief. Mrs. Lawrence was attired in pink net over taffeta and carried a bouquet of sweet peas and roses. Following the ceremony, the company of 14 was seated for a wedding supper at a long table, lighted by tall yellow tapers and centered with an artistic arrangement of narcissus and yellow tulips. The happy couple is spending the week on a motor trip to Seattle and will return to make their home in the Yadon cottage. Mr. Toftoy is manager of the Farmers Union Service station here.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, May 9, 1940

Miss Edna Johnson Weds Robert Thomas
Stevensville Couple Take Vows at Corvallis; Third Wedding Anniversary of Young Couple

Corvallis, July 17 - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas, whose marriage was an event of July 11 at the Lutheran rectory in Missoula, returned Sunday from a trip through Glacier Park and went immediately into the new home which the groom had prepared for his bride. The wedding service was performed by Rev. Erling Jacobson, who used the Lutheran ring ceremony. Attending the couple were Mrs. Anne Rissler and Roy Thomas of Corvallis. Their arrival home Sunday was marked by a wedding feast at the home of the groom’s mother, Mrs. Griffith Thomas. Guests were the parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson and her brother, Robert, and Mrs. Rissler and Roy Thomas. The bride ws formerly Miss Edna Johnson, a native Corvallis girl who was graduated from the local high school and from the State Normal College at Dillon. For the past four years, she had been at teacher at Etna, Mr. Thomas is an enterprising young carpenter who completed his education in the local schools.
    Miss Kathryn Margaret Wilson and walter H. Crider of Stevensville were married at the United Church manse July 10. The service of the Presbyterian church was performed by Rev. Daniel Corbott in the presence of Earl Crider and Joy Crider, brother and sister-in-law of the groom, who were the attendants. Mrs. Corbott also witnessed the nuptials. The couple returned to their home town after the service and will reside there.
    The third wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Eldredge and the birthday of the former were celebrated Sunday with a dinner proved for the couple by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Eldredge at their home east of town. Mr. and Mrs. Eldredge were weekend guests at the ranch as were also Mr. and Mrs. R.O. Sanders and Mr. and Mrs. William S. Waymand of Missoula. Others present for the noonday meal were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Waymand of Corvallis and O.W. Lasater of Absarokee.
Ravalli Republican, July 18, 1940

Ross Erickson and Well-Known Lady United Friday; on Trip to Seattle for Week

    The marriage of Miss Helen Margaret McVay and Robert Ross Erickson was an event Friday evening. Rev. A.B. Hubbard performing the ceremony at the Federated parsonage at 9 o'clock. the attendants were Mrs. Anna Rissler of Corvallis and the groom's brother, Lynn Erickson of Hamilton. The bride and groom left for a week's trip to Seattle and other coast points. Their home later is to be at Missoula where Mr. Erickson is enployed by the Lucy establishment. Mrs. Erickson is an office clerk for the Ravalli electric Association at Corvallis. She has made her home here with an uncle, Earl McVay, for the past few months. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Erickson.
Ravalli Republican, July 25, 1940

Geraldine Matthews and Alfred Noyes United at Seattle Saturday; to Live in Coast City
    Mr. and Mrs. W. Matthews have announced the marriage of their daughter, Geraldine, to Alfred Noyes at Seattle on Saturday. The bride has been in the coast city for the past five years and has been employed in the I. Magnins store. She is a graduate of the Hamilton high school. Her husband is a secretary in the office of the Boeing air field at Seattle and they will reside there. Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Wessells of Spokane, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Matthews, and Miss Sybil Matthews of Seattle attended the wedding. All are members of the bride's family.
Ravalli Republican, July 25, 1940

Bernice Porteous, G Gander Wed
Corvallis, July 2 - Miss Bernice Porteous, daughter of Mrs. Mason Allen, Kalispell, and Gilbert Gander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gander, were married Sunday evening, June 22, at the Methodist church in Polson with the Rev. J. Homer Magee officiating.
    Mrs. Gander received her education in the Somers and Kalispell schools and Mr. Gander graduated from Corvallis high school and attended Butte Business College.
    They will reside in Kalispell where Mr. Gander is employed by the Flathead Transportation company.
Ravalli Republican, July 2, 1941

Miss Tilton Bride of Paul Tschache
    Miss Crescent Tilton and Paul Tschache were married in Butte on March 1 it was learned Friday. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Thomas Ashworth in the Episcopal Church with Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Line as attendants.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tilton, Grantsdale, and has been employed as an operator in the telephone office for the last 14 years. She plans to give up her work April 3.
    Mr. Taschache, owner of the Ravalli Seed & Grand Company, is well known in the valley, having recently served as chairman and a member of the county fair board. He is also a director of the chamber of commerce and is an active member of the American Legion, Elks, Masons and several other organizations.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, April 1, 1943

Miss Lockridge Bride R.B. Smith
Corvallis, April 8 - Miss Mary Kathryn Lockridge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gomer Lockridge, and Robert B. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Smith, Glenn Falls, Idaho, were married Wednesday in Missoula at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Burnie Eubanks, 438 McLeod Avenue, by the Rev. Harvey F. Baty. Mr. and Mrs. Eubanks, brother-in-law and sister of the bride, acted as attendants.
    Mrs. Smith is a 1941 graduate of Corvallis High School and from St. Patrick’s school of nursing in 1944. She is an army nurse, stationed at Oakland Regional General Station hospital, Oakland, California, where she returned Friday following her marriage. She will receive her separation from the service within the next month.
    Mr. Smith lives in Moscow, Idaho. He received his grade school and high school education in Glenn Falls, and was a student at the University of Idaho at the time of his enlistment in the air corps, from which he recently received his discharge at Camp Beale, California.
Ravalli Republican, Monday, April 8, 1946

Beverly Johnson Weds E. Eichholz
Corvallis - Miss Beverly Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson, became the bride of Eddie Eichholz, son of mr. and Mrs. Paul Eicholz, Hamilton, in a ceremony performed by the Rev. Roger Robison at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her parents. Attending the couple were Lois Tower, and George Eicholz, brother of the groom.
    The bride wore a gray suit and pale pink hat and the bridesmaid wore an aqua suit and beige hat. Both had corsages of pink carnations. A three-tiered wedding cake and other refreshments were served for the wedding party immediately after the ceremony. Other guests were the groom’s grandfather, William Schilke, Hamilton, and his cousin, Mary Eichholz.
    The bride is a junior at Corvallis high school. The groom attended Hamilton high school and ow is working with his father in logging operations. They will make their home in Hamilton.
Ravalli Republican, January 15, 1948

Helen Hagel Bride Charles Whisnand
    Helen Mae Hagel, daughter of Mrs. James Horn, Corvallis, and Charles Whisnand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Estil Centers, Indlewood, Calif, were married by Rev. Beryl burr in the Federated church Sunday at 2 p.m. The church was decorated with baskets of American beauty roses for the double ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by Mr. Horn.
    The bride was attended by a sister, Mrs. C.A. McKay, Helena, as matron of honor, and best man was her brother, William Hagel, Helena. James Hagel was usher. Wedding music was furnished by Mrs. Wallace McCrackin. Mrs. Don Elliott sang “I Love You Truly” and the “Wedding Prayer.”
    The bride wore a light blue taffeta afternoon dress and carried a bouquet of American Beauty roses on a white Bible, which her sister also used at the time of her wedding. Her fingertip veil ws caught at the crown with American Beauty roses. The bride’s mother wore a blue afternoon dress and had a corsage of Talisman roses.
    Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held in the church basement with Mrs. Lloyd Moss in charge of the guest book. Others who served at the reception were Mrs. Charles Smith, Mrs. Otto Kent, Mrs. Pearl Wilcox, Mrs. Leah Tower.
    The bride wore a gray suit with green accessories for her going away costume. When the couple returns from a short wedding trip, they will make their home in Orange, Calif, where the groom is associated with the forest service.
    Mrs. Whisnand is a 1948 graduate of Hamilton high school and has been employed in the extension office at Helena the past year. She is a former Rainbow girl and recently became an Eastern Star. Mr. Whisnand is a former Hamilton resident. He attended Hamilton schools and is a navy veteran of World War II.
    Out of town guests at the wedding were the groom’s brother, Frank, and Dale Malhum and Duane Irvine, Helena friends of the bride.
Ravalli Republican, March 6, 1950

Miss Tanner Bride Of Robert L. Roy
  The home of Elder Howrd Johnson of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints was the scene of a simple wedding last Tuesday when Ramona Tanner, granddaughter of Mr and Mrs. W.A. Massle, and Robert Lee Roy exchanged wedding vows. Elder Johnson performed the double ring ceremony before a lighted fireplace with white candles and a bouquet of sweet peas on the mantle.
    The bride was given in marriage by her grandfather, W.J. Massle. Eva Kopp lighted the candles on the piano and on the mantle. The bride wore a royal blue suit and white accessories and carried a pink orchid on a Bible which belonged to her great great great grandfather, Rev. Drummond. The bridesmaid, Frances Kopp wore a navy blue suit with white accessories and wore a corsage of pink rosebuds. The bride's grandmother wore a navy blue dress with white accessories and wore a corsage of rosebuds. Kenneth Roy, brother of the groom was best man.
        Barbara Soehern sang "Always" and "Til the End of Times" accompanied at the piano by Shirlee Huskinson who also played the wedding marches. At a reception held at the home of the bride's grandparents, a three-tiered wedding cake, punch and ice cream were served. Mrs. Katherine Kopp served the cake. Frances Kopp the punch and Mrs. Massle served the ice cream.
    The newlyweds left after the reception for a week at Coeur d'Alene and Pend Oreille Lake, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington. Mr. Roy is a 1949 graduate of Hamilton High School and is employed by the Montana Power Co, and Mrs. Roy is a 1950 graduate and is employed in the office of J.C. Penney Co. They will make their home in the Downing apartments on South Second Street.
Ravalli Republican, August 14, 1950

Dorothy M. Bylund Becomes Bride Of Bertrum J. Hall In Baptist Parsonage Rites
    Miss Dorothy M. Bylund, daughter of Fred Bylund of Barber and Mrs. Inez Bylund of Missoula, became the bride of Bertrum J. Hall, son of Mrs. Helen Slavens of Helena, at a ceremony Tuesday night at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Henry H. Koslow officiated at the rites in the presence of close friends and immediate families of the bride and bridegroom.
    The bride was attired in a pale yellow gabardine suit with cocoa accessories, matching halo hat and a tailored shoulder corsage of Rapture roses. She wore earrings, which her husband brought back from Japan. Mrs. Doris Christensen of Lennep, matron of honor, wore a green suit. Casper A. Beelman, SM, stationed with the navy at Belleville, Ill, was best man.
    A reception at the Placer Hotel followed the ceremony. The couple will live in Helena following the bridegroom's discharge from the navy in May. The bride, a graduate of Corvallis high school, is a graduate of Modern Business College in Missoula. She is employed in Helena. The bridegroom attended Helena high school and recently returned from duty with task force 77 aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard in Korean waters.
The Independent Record, Helena, MT, March 2, 1952

Corvallis - Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Chaffin will observe their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house at their ranch home a mile north of Corvallis Sunday afternoon, January 11. They were married January 8, 1893, but feel that Sunday is a "handier" day for the many friends they hope will drop by for a bite, a cup of coffee, and a visit with them on this joyful occasion.
    The anniversary observance is not an invitational affair, Mrs. Chaffin says, but added, "We do hope a lot of folks will come to see us." The open house hours will be from 2 till 6 o'clock and the host and hostesses will be assisted in the reception and entertainment of their guests by their sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Chaffin and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Chaffin, who also live in the Corvallis community. Two daughters, Mrs. Milton Howe of Santa Monica, California and Mrs. Edwin Daniels of Hollywood, California, will be unable to be present.
    The Chaffins were married in a river-bottom log cabin about a mile west of the ranch house where they now live by the Rev. W.D. Lear, a brother-in-law of the bride and an early day Christian minister of the area. They lived for a year in a cabin near the present ranch home of Mrs. Harrie Fierce, then moved to the old Chaffin homestead, which has been their home ever since.
Ravalli Republican, January 7, 1953

    Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Shockley, Darby, married November 27, 1929, were honored at a silver wedding anniversary party given by Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Peterson at their home Saturday evening. The invited guests included Mr. and Mrs. Cronard Syverson, Darby; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cash, Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Cash, Mr. and Mrs. Max St. John, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wylie and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Roberts, all of Hamilton.
Ravalli Republican, November 29, 1954

St. John’s Observe 50th Anniversary
    Mr. and Mrs. Henry St. John celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a dinner party given in their honor at the Turf Dining room by the members of their immediate family Tuesday evening.  Those attending were
Mr. And Mrs. Rex St. John, Mr. & Mrs. Max St. John and family and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. St. John, Corvallis.
    They were married in Stevensville, Oct 4, 1905.  Mrs. St. John was born in Beaverhead county, Martha Waddell, daughter of a pioneer Montana family.  Mr. St. John was born in Sprigfield, (sic) Mo., where he attended Normal and business college. Coming to Montana in 1897, teaching school at Etna in 1898 and the Burnt Fork school the following year.  In 1906 Mr. St. John went into business in Victor, establishing the St. John Durg.  He remained there for 22 years. In 1922 he purchased a drug store in Stevensville, naming it St. John Drug, the business now in operation as the Clements Drug Store.  He sold out in 1945 when he moved to Hamilton.
    For many years Mr. St. John has been prominent in Masonic circles being a member of the Blue Lodge and the Helena Shrine.  The St. Johns have four sons, Max, and Rex of Hamilton, Morris of Seattle, Leo, Enid, Okla; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, October 6, 1955, Front page, Column 2
Contributed by Gloria McGough