Congressman’s Daughter To Wed

Pretty, brunette Dorothy May Mott is on the romantic beam here at the capital. Congressman and Mrs. James Mott have announced her engagement to Benjamin Murray Whisenand, son of Mr. and Mrs. BenJamin [sic] Whisenand of Bend. The benedict-elect is enrolled in the Navy V-12 program is attending Willamette University.

Source: Nyssa Gate Journal, March 16, 1944.



One of the prettiest of the June weddings in this vicinity was that at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Pomeroy near Kimberly, when their daughter, Marguerite, was united in marriage to Carl S. Estenson of Buhl, the Rev. C.D. Fletcher of Kimberly officiating. The bride’s frock was a dainty pale green georgette crepe, she carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley and sweet peas. The couple was attended by the small niece of the bride, dressed in a frock of pink satin, who carried a basket of rose leaves to scatter in the path of the happy pair. A small nephew of the bridegroom bore the ring on a salver. A wedding breakfast was serve to the 40 guests present. Mr. and Mrs. Estenson left immediately afterwards by motor on a trip to British Columbia. They will be at home after August 1 at Buhl, where Mr. Estenson is in business.

Source: Idaho Statesman, July 3, 1927.

The Rorick-Smith Wedding


Music, Flowers and Friends Lend Attractiveness to the Occasion.

Mr. David Rorick and Miss Mina I. Smith were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s mother in north San Bernardino Tuesday.

The house had been tastefully decorated for the occasion, and when at 2 o’clock Rev. David Walk took his place in the parlor and the air was filed [sic] with the Lohengrin march, to the friends present the scene was an impressive one. The bridegroom was accompanied by Geo. L. Smith of Colton as “best man” and the bride by Miss Zelma Smith, also of Colton as bridesmaid.

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Popular Yuma Girl Is Bride Of Lieutenant

Miss Marian Doan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Doan of Yuma, became the bride Wednesday of Lieut. Herbert Enderton of the United States army, bringing about an outstanding social event of the month in Yuma.

Rev. W.J. Dixon of St. Paul’s Episcopal church performed the 9 o’clock in the morning.

The bride was attired in white organdy and tulle costume which set off beautifully the white service uniform of her husband.

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Effie Lindley & Benjamin Harrison Bishop

R.H. [sic] Bishop and Miss Effie Lindley were married in Spokane last Thursday. Both young people are well known here where they have lived from childhood. Mr. Bishop is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Bishop, pioneers of this county, and Miss Lindley is the daughter of M.W. Lindley of St. John. They will reside on the J.D. Bishop farm, which the young man has rented.

Source: Colfax Gazette, October 13, 1911.

Betrothal Revealed

WOODBURN—Mr. and Mrs. Lester Walling are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jean Walling, to Earl E. Mullen, Jr., son of Earl Mullen, Sr. of Spokane, Wash.

Miss Walling is a 1963 graduate of Woodburn High School and is attending the Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Spokane. Her fiance was graduated from a San Jose, Calif., high school and is employed in Spokane. A spring wedding is planned.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, February 3, 1964.

Prudden-Davidson Troth Told in Bay City

Announcement is made today of the engagement of Shirley Knox Davidson, daughter of Mrs. James Edward Davidson, of Bay City, and the late Mr. Davidson.

Her fiance is Horton Rorick Prudden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Paul Prudden, of Palm Beach, Fla. The Pruddens are former residents of Toledo, O.

The bride-to-be was graduated from Kingwood School, Cranbrook, in Bloomfield Hills. She is also a graduate of Sarah Lawrence. Bronxville, N.Y.

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Stewart-Walling Marriage Revealed

Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Miss Gertrude Walling, and Curtis Stewart of Portland. The ceremony was solemnized June 5 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Hallock in Tacoma, Wash. The Hallocks are cousins of the bride. Members of the two families and a few close friends witnessed the simple but impressive ceremony.

Mrs. Stewart is a graduate of Oregon State college where she was affiliated with Alpha Chi Omega sorority and for several years has been a member of the Washington high school faculty in Portland. She is a sister of Mrs. James Mott, wife of Congressman Mott.

Mr. Stewart is in business in Portland. The couple will reside at Lake Oswego upon their return from a wedding trip to Canadian points.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, June 10, 1937.

Dorothy Mott & Benjamin Whisenand

Stellar wedding of the autumn season for capital society will be solemnized at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the country place of Congressman and Mrs. James W. Mott when their second daughter, Miss Dorothy Mott, becomes the bride of Ensign Benjamin Murry Whisenand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin E. Whisenand of Bend. Rev. George H. Swift, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal church, will read the ceremony in the presence of the two families and an assemblage of distinguished guests.

The couple will exchange their vows before a large window looking out into the lovely sloping gardens. White chrysanthemums, ivy and cathedral tapers will grace the improvised altar.

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