McLean-McConnell Wedding in Adrian, Mich.

An interesting wedding took place last night in Adrian, Mich., when Miss Ada Rorick McConnell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard McConnell, became the bride of Mr. Wallace Donald McLean of New York city, formerly of this city.

The ceremony took place at 7 o’clock and was followed by a reception at the home of the bride’s parents.

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George Erden and Miss Geneva Walling were united in marriage by J. Whitcomb Brougher, D.D., March 13 in the parlors of the White Temple.

Source: Portland Oregonian, March 21, 1909.

Miss Tobler Bride at Church Service Saturday; Reception Is at Sorority

Numerous burning candles softly lighting a beautiful arrangement of flowers formed the setting for the marriage of Miss Dolores Lorraine Tobler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest I. Tobler, to Mr. Walter Charles Walling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Walling, Saturday evening in the First Congregational church. Dr. Williston Wirt, church pastor, performed the ceremony at eight-thirty o’clock before a large assembly of friends and relatives.

Only candlelight was used throughout the church for the wedding.

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The Natural Climax To A Love Story

The marriage of Mr. Loren Walling and Miss Bertha Jennings, at the home of the bride’s parents was the climax of a pretty country love story. The young couple are well known both in Spring Valley and in Salem. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, while the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jennings. The Wallings and the Jennings are old settlers in Oregon.

Many beautiful, as well as serviceable presents were received by the young pair, and some one had the audacity to bring along a bag of old shoes, and a couple of tiny new ones. Rev. P.S. Knight drove out this morning to perform the ceremony.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, December 7, 1911.


A very pretty wedding took place Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Smith, 55 Langley avenue, when their sister, Miss Amie Spaulding and Mr. Cosper Rorick, of Seneca, Michigan, were united in marriage, Rev. J.M. Barkley officiating. The bride was becomingly attired in a gown of cream brocade satin, trimmed with white lace, and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. After the ceremony, a wedding supper was served. The rooms were beautifully decorated with chrysanthemums, roses and carnations. Mr. and Mrs. Rorick will reside at Morenci, Mich.

Source: Detroit Free Press, December 2, 1894.

Ada Butterick & Louis Faist

Justice Holman at the court house on Tuesday afternoon united in marriage Mr. Lew. Faist and Miss Ada Buttrick [sic], well-known young people of the McCoy vicinity. They will live on the Faist farm near that town, and are now receiving the hearty congratulations of their many friends in that vicinity and other sections of the county. The groom is a son of Jacob Faist and the bride is a daughter of Wm. Buttrick [sic], both old and well known residents of the county.

Source: Polk County Itemizer, October 24, 1912.

Society (Excerpt)

A pretty home wedding took place Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Grace Walling, 24th street and Turner road when her younger daughter, Pearl, became the bride of Ammon Floyd Pitzer of Dallas. Rev. C. Spencer of Albany, a friend of the family, performed the ceremony using the impressive Episcopal ring service, in the presence of about forty relatives and friends.

The bride was very much admired in a gown of sheer white organdie and carried an arm bouquet of white asters, sweet peas and ferns. Miss Doris Allen, dressed also in white organdie, was bridesmaid and James Howey of Portland was best man. Continue reading “Society (Excerpt)”

Hazel Olive Walling & Oliver H. Hollingsworth

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eugene Walling, 307 Crosby street, was the scene of a pretty wedding Wednesday night, when their daughter, Hazel Olive, was married to Oliver H. Hollingsworth.

The rooms were decorated with yellow chrysanthemums, ferns and white holly, and beneath a bower of the latter the service was read by Rev. T.B. Ford. Owing to illness in the family, only immediate relatives were bidden. Continue reading “Hazel Olive Walling & Oliver H. Hollingsworth”

44th Wedding Anniversary

ZENA, July 5.—Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Purvine of Zena were hosts at a dinner Tuesday evening given in honor of the 44th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William Toner, of Toledo, who have been visiting here for a week.

Golden Marigolds were used about the rooms.

Guests for the occasion were the guests of honor, Mr. and Mrs. William Toner, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Walling, Miss Gertrude Walling, Miss Mrajorie [sic] Walling, Lowell Purvine and the hosts.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, July 7, 1929.


Miss Mildred Gaudig, Miller, and Paul Reichert, Viewfield, were married at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. J.B. Stahl, Thursday afternoon.  The Reverend Stahl officiated at the ceremony. Attending witnesses were Miss Ruth Gaudig, sister of the bride, and Hugh Reichert, brother of the groom.

Mrs. Reichert has been a teacher in the Hereford community for several years.  After a short wedding trip through the Hills, the couple will make its home on a ranch near Viewfield.

Source:  Rapid City Journal, June 3, 1939.