E. Helen Cardwell & Howard R. Doty

At the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. James Cardwell, of Cooper street, Taylor, yesterday at 9:30 o’clock occurred the marriage of Miss E. Helen Cardwell and Howard R. Doty, a prominent young man of New York.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. E.P. [sic] Doty, father of the bridegroom.

Mr. and Mrs. Doty left on the 10:30 a.m. Lackawanna train for an extended tour among the Catskills.  They will make their home in Jersey City. N.J.

Source:  Scranton Republican, June 26, 1912.


Weddings and Anniversaries from the 1910s

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Casterline celebrated their golden wedding anniversary recently and in recognition of this event a few relatives gathered at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Irving Drake. (Wilkes-Barre Record, February 24, 1911)

Charles A. Howard, the obliging cashier in the Southern Pacific depot at Silverton, is now a benedict, and was in the city yesterday looking over the Christmas presents. Miss Vera Walling is the bride. Miss Walling resides at Brooks, but will be at home to her friends in Silverton hereafter. Had it not been for the timely warning of a clerk in a local establishment, Mr. Howard would have boarded his train without his suitcase, in which, he declared, were many pretty things for wifey. (Salem Capital Journal, December 19, 1912)

Mrs. Charles E. Gallup announces the marriage of her daughter, Genevieve Shafer, to Harper Gallup, of Detroit, which took place Saturday evening at the Methodist church, of this city, Rev. A.W. Stalker officiating. (Detroit Free Press, September 9, 1917)


One of the pretty and simple mid-summer weddings was solemnized last evening at 8 o’clock at the home of the bride, when Miss Anges Jewell Gallup, eldest daughter of Charles E. Gallup, was united in marriage to Harlow Dewey Ingall of Morenci, Mich.

Owing to the recent death of the bride’s mother, the affair was very quiet, and was witnessed only by relatives and a few close friends. The officiating clergyman was Rev. David Howell of Lansing, and the ceremony which took place at 8 o’clock, was begun by the wedding march played by Miss Mary Ann Haynes of Ann Arbor, during which Miss Gallup and Mr. Ingall took their places before the minister. Miss Gallup was unattended, and her gown was of lingerie trimmed with baby Irish trimming. The rooms were decorated with smilax and carnations prettily arranged, and a pink and white color scheme was carried out everywhere. After the serving of refreshments Mr. and Mrs. Ingall left on the 9:30 Michigan Central for Detroit and from there they will take a boat tonight for Mackinac, to be gone about two weeks.

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Wedding This Afternoon

With a company of thirty relatives and immediate friends in attendance, the wedding of Miss Jennie M. Chittenden to Mr. Ellis E. Cleveland was celebrate at 4 o’clock this afternoon. The occasion took place at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Egbert D. Chittenden, 267 W. Clay avenue. The Rev. Robert N. McNemer, past of the First Baptist church, was the minister.

Attending the bridal couple were Mr. Cleveland’s brother, Mr. Basil Cleveland, and Miss Hannah Rasmussen. The bride wore a wedding gown of blue silk poplin and Miss Rasmussen was dressed in tan-colored cloth.

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To Be Married Tomorrow

To take place at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Egbert D. Chittenden, 267 W. Clay avenue, the marriage of Miss Jennie Chittenden to Mr. Ellis Cleveland will be held tomorrow afternoon. The Rev. Robert N. McNemer, past of the First Baptist church, is to perform the ceremony.

Source: Muskegon Chronicle, April 27, 1910.

Matrimonial News from the Aughts

Miss Frances Walling, daughter of Albert Walling, a prominent nurseryman, living near Oswego, and Leonard Hallinan, of the same place were married at the residence of the bride’s parents on Monday evening last. (Hillsboro Independent, June 22, 1906)

James Glandon and Miss Janette Jacks were married December 20 at 201 Eleventh street, the resident of the pastor of the White Temple. Dr. J. Whitcomb Brougher performed the ceremony. (Oregon Daily Journal, December 23, 1906)

The young people gave Mr. and Mrs. John Clemans a great send-off Thursday afternoon when they took the train for Peru. Their trunks were decorated with such suggestive placards as “Mr. and Mrs. Newlyweds;” “Just Married,” etc. On the groom’s back was pinned a paper informing the public in large letters that “We’re just married, we are.” The young couple were showered with rice until the train pulled out. (Nebraska Advertiser, December 27, 1907)

Actor Weds In Edmonton.

An interesting little romance culminated at Edmonton on Friday, when Miss Sophia Viola Dodd, a very popular and widely known young Calgary belle, was united in marriage to Mr. G. L. Walling, of Portland, Oregon, and one of the leading actors in the Allan theatrical stock company. For many weeks past it has been known that pretty little Miss Dodd and Mr. Walling were infatuated with one another, and their infatuation resulted with quite natural consequences, not altogether satisfactory to the bride’s parents. The Allan Stock Company, who have been in Calgary for the past few months, went to Edmonton last week. On Thursday Miss Dodd, unknown to her friends in Calgary, went to Edmonton and was married the following day. A wire was sent on Saturday morning informing the friends of the bride that the ceremony had been performed.

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Four Christmas Weddings (Excerpt)

At the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac N. Cooper, in Nemaha, Nebraska, Wednesday, December 27, 1907, at high noon, Mr. John Clemans of Peru and Miss Lulu Cooper were united in marriage, Rev. G.W. Ayers performing the ceremony.

At 12 o’clock the wedding march was performed by Mrs. J.P. Clark of Peru, and the bride and groom, preceded by Miss Bessie Washburn and Mr. Blinn Helms, bridesmaid and best man, took their places underneath large wedding bells. During the playing of soft music Rev. G.W. Ayers pronounced the ceremony that made young couple husband and wife. After congratulations a fine dinner was served.

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Playmates Grow Up And Wed

Groom 18, Bride 16, Muskegon Pair Were Long Lovers.

Muskegon, Mich., Jan. 24.—Elbert L. Chittenden, aged 18, and Miss Elsie A. Haan, were married here Wednesday.

The young couple have been playmates, companions and lovers since babyhood. Before starting in school as playmates, the children cultivated a love for each other which has never died. They have been engaged for some time, but until now have unable to gain their parents’ consent.

Source: Saginaw News, January 24, 1907.