Wife Seeks Divorce

Because her husband persisted in telling her stories that were vile and vulgar and used corresponding language in the presence of her friends, Hazel Creson is seeking a divorce from Luther C. Creson. The complaint charges that he has a violent temper and an ugly disposition; has held her religion to ridicule. In addition he attended dances with other women, she says. She asks the custody of a minor, Doris Virginia, age 3, and whatever relief the court may order. The couple were married in Salem June 3, 1917.

Source: The Oregon Statesman, July 13, 1923.


Charles E. Bowman And Miss Dorothy Chittenden Wed

The wedding of Mr. Charles E. Bowman and Miss Dorothy Chittenden took place Friday at noon at the home of the parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Chittenden, two and a half miles southeast of Garrett.

J. Marion Small, pastor of the Garrett Christian church, officiated. The bride was attired in blue silk. Fifteen relatives witnessed the ceremony and were guests at the dinner that followed.

Mr. and Mrs. Bowman motored to Kimmell Saturday and returned Monday evening. They will make their home in the Bowman farm, a short distance north of the Chittenden homestead.

Source: Garrett Clipper, June 24, 1915.

Tyrrell Garth Married

Former Clarion Boy Weds a Los Angeles Lady

Mrs. Rose Garth hands us an announcement of the marriage of Mr. Tyrrell Garth to Miss Lucy Anita Langden [sic], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Langden [sic] of Los Angeles, Calif. The wedding took place at the home of the bride’s parents, December 26, 1921.

Numbered among the guests were the following who are known in Clarion: W.C. Tyrrell and Mrs. J.W. Garth, grandfather and mother of the groom, of Beaumont, Texas; two brothers, LeRoy Garth and family and Jay Garth. The former is pursuing a medical course at Leland Stanford university and the latter taking collegiate work at Berkeley. There were also the families of the groom’s aunt and uncle, Mrs. David Rorick of Oceanside and Mark Garth of Hollywood, California.

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Untitled (Ethel Walling & James Mott)

Undoubtedly the wedding of Miss Ethel Walling and James Mott, which took place last Sunday at the Frank Loose country residence, was the principal social event of the week. Dr. W.C. Kantner officiated, using the beautiful ring ceremony, and only the bride’s immediate relatives were present. The bride, who was unattended, was charming in a smart brown tailleur and wore a hat of the same shade. The young couple left immediately for Astoria where they will make their home.

Mrs. Mott is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. [sic] of Polk county, and extremely well known in Salem. She was formerly a student, of Sacred Heart academy, and is a graduate of the Oregon Agricultural college and is a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She is an artist of pronounced ability. For several years she has been residing in Portland.

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Untitled (Milan Redding & Fannie Seery)

Milan Redding of this place, and Miss Fannie Seery of Elgin, were quietly married at Peoria on Thursday, July 30th, at the home of the bride’s brother in that city. The event was witnessed by only the immediate relatives, and shortly after its consummation the newly wedded couple returned to Wyoming and have settled down to housekeeping in the Redding home in the northeast part of town.

Source: Wyoming Post-Herald, August 13, 1896.


Miss Lillian Sorg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Sorg, of Pleasant township, and Mr. Nathan Rorick were married on Jan. 15 in St. Joseph’s church at Hesse Cassel at 9:30 o’clock in the morning. Rev. Father Benzinger sang the nuptial mass. The bride was gowned in a cream white serge, with lace waist, and she held a bouquet of bride roses. Miss Rose Rorick was the bridesmaid and her gown was a tan cloth and her flowers pink carnations mingled with ferns. A breakfast and reception at the home of the bride’s parents followed the church service. Both bride and groom come from well known families of Allen county.

Source: Fort Wayne Sentinel, January 22, 1908.

Untitled (John W. Bradbury & Katherine Hallett Abend)

We are pleased to chronicle the marriage of J.W. Bradbury and Mrs. Katherine Hallett Abend, which occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ered Hallett, Seattle, last Sunday. Both parties formerly resided in Lewiston, and are widely known there and the Potlatch country, Mrs. Bradbury especially as she was in Juliaetta for a number of years.

Mr. Bradbury is now the president of the state bank here and it is with sincere pleasure we welcome his bride to our social circle. The scarcity of houses is inconveniencing them for the present but Mr. Bradbury will probably build in the spring.

Source: Kendrick Gazette, January 6, 1905)