M-P Marriages Wallowa County, Oregon

Benjamin McCLAIN / Cressie HULSE
Grover C. McLAIN / Etha KOOCH
Jesse F. McCULLY / Gladys KINNEY
Francis McNEILL / Tilly ZELL
Ira MARKS / Louise FISKE
John Virgil MARKS / Lydia May DENNEY
Charles MAYS / Maud WADE
Marriage Certificate
Alfred B. MILLER / Myrtle M. EDWARDS
James Wallace MONTEITH / Isis BEHRENS
Harley E. MURRAY / Vinita HARRIS
Glen E. ODLE / Ora DAVIS
Benjamin OWNBEY / Jennie DAVIS
John B. PACE / Lizzie P. ALUMBAUGH
Daniel M. PARKER / Mabel O. DANIELS
Donald PENMAN / Margaret DANIELS
William H. PIDCOCK / Ethel WEAVER
Lawrence PRATT / Alice RUSSELL
Clarence O. PROUT / Mary DALE
Truman POULSON / Bernice McCUBBIN

Benj. F. McClain and Miss Cressie C. Hulse both of Enterprise, were united in marriage
at the Asa Hulse home last Sunday, Jany. 5th, by Rev. Loree.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday January 9, 1919

Wedding Bells

Miss Etha. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Kooch of Alder, and Mr. Grover C. McLain
were married Sunday morning at 7 o’clock in a pretty home wedding in the presence of
the immediate relatives. The bride wore a pretty gray traveling costume. Rev. B. F. Meredith
performed the ceremony, which was followed by a wedding breakfast. The happy young couple
were the recipients of many useful and valuable presents. They took the morning train for Halfway,
in Pine valley, where they will visit the bride’s brother, Elmer Kooch, and  afterwards go to
Blackfoot, Idaho, where they will reside.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday September 28,1911

Donated by Charlotte Carper

A marriage license was granted to Jesse F. McCully of Enterprise and Gladys Kinney
of Joseph, on Friday, Dec. 10th. They were united in marriage on Sunday, December 14th.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday December 18, 1919

On December 22nd, Miss Cleve Winchester and Mr. Robert McFarland were married by Rev.
Cullison at the parsonage at seven o'clock in the evening. They are both  residents of Enterprise.

Wallowa County Reporter
December 30, 1920

Winchester - McFarland

Cleva Winchester, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Winchester, and Robert McFarland were
married Thursday evening, Dec. 23, 1920 by Rev. Cullison at the Methodist parsonage. They will
go to Crescent City shortly to make their home. Congratulations are extended.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Front Page  Thursday
December 30, 1920

Miss Effie Bavies and Glen C. McGary were united in marriage Saturday, Feby. 25th. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. Loree at their new home in south Enterprise and where they
are at home to their friends.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday February 27, 1919

There was a happy wedding solemnized at the parsonage here in Flora last Saturday, the
contracting parties being Francis McNeill and Miss Tilly Zell, both of Bartlett.

Wallowa County Reporter
April 22, 1920

Magill - Foster

At the residence of the bride's parents, in Middle valley, July 24, Mr. H.S. Magill, of
Auburn, Ill., to Miss Mina Foster, of Middle Valley; Rev. Geo. Packet officiating.

The happy couple will make their home in Illinois where Mr. Magill is a prominent educator.

The Aurora
July 27, 1894

The marriage ceremony of Ira Marks and Louise Fiske were solemnized at the home of
Mrs. O.M. Corkins last Friday by the Pastor, Rev. B.S. Hughs of the Federated Church.

Wallowa County Reporter
September 27, 1917

On November 22nd, John Virgil Marks and Lydia May Denney, both of Imnaha, were
untied in marriage by Justice Conaway.

Wallowa County Reporter November 25, 1920

Edgar Marvin and Hilda Ellott, both of Lostine were granted a marriage license
Wednesday and the ceremony was performed by the new Christian minister Joyce H. Thomas
on Thursday, June 17th. Both are well known and have many friends who extend congratulations.

Wallowa County Reporter
June 24, 1920

Married - At Lostine, Oregon, March 1, 1903, Mr. Charles B. Mays and Miss
Maud Wade. Mr. Mays formerly resided in this city and has many friends here who
extend congratulations.

Elgin Recorder
Friday March 10, 1903

Rev. Sibley was over to Lostine yesterday officiating at the marriage of Miss
Myrtle M. Edwards to Alfred B. Miller the home of the bride.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday December 26, 1918

Married - Mr. John Miller and Miss Emma Hartshorn were married at the home of
the bride's parents last Sunday evening. Many of their friends were present and the happy couple
received many valuable and useful presents. A bounteous supper was served. We join with their
many friends in wishing them a happy life.

The Aurora
November 15, 1895

Delbert Mitchell and Miss Lola Warnock were united in marriage by Rev. Sibley
at the parsonage on Thursday evening, Dec. 12th, 1918. Both parties reside near Joseph.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday December 19, 1918

Married at the Christian parsonage, Sunday afternoon, James Wallace Monteith and
Miss Isis Behrens by Rev. Jasper Bogue. They are both young people widely popularly known.
They left on the afternoon train for Seattle where the groom will have employment in the shipyards.
Well wishes of Wallowa accompany them.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday December 5, 1918

 Harley E. Murray and Miss Vinita Harris, both of Enterprise were united in marriage
by Rev. Sibley at the Methodist parsonage at 6 p.m. Sunday evening, November 9th, 1918.
Both young people are very popular and have a host of friends who extend congratulations.
Harley  will have charge of the home farm on Alder Slope and his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A.R. Murray expect to move to this city as soon as arrangements can be made.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday November 14, 1918

 George Dewey Nelson of Enterprise and Daphene Witherrite were united in marriage
by Rev. Sibley on the 6th of Aug. George Dewey enlisted over two years ago in the navy and
made seven trips over seas. Their many friends extend their congratulations.

Wallowa County Recorder
Thursday August 14, 1919


Now Back in Newspaper Work at Moscow. He Figures in Double Wedding.

J.E. Nessly, well known in Wallowa county as settler and booster, was married Sunday,
Jun 9, 1918, at Moscow, Idaho to Miss May Calkins. The wedding was as much of a surprise
in Moscow, as in this county, where Mr. Nessly lived several years on a homestead at Zumwalt.
He brought many other families into the county. He returned recently to his old profession, as
newspaper editor, and is in charge of the daily and weekly Moscow Star Mirror. The issue of
that paper of a week ago Monday told of the wedding as follows: "a pretty double wedding
in which sisters became the brides of two editors of Latah county papers was solemnized at 2:20
Sunday afternoon at Ellendale Lodge, the summer home of Mrs. E.E. Calkins, at the foot
of Moscow Mountain.

"Miss Winfred Salkins became the bride of Ralph B. Kuepper, editor of the Kendrick Gazette.
"Miss May Calkins became the bride of J. Edward Nessly, editor of The Star-Mirror.

"Rev. David Henry Hare, pastor of the Moscow Presbyterian church, performed the ceremony
in the presence of the relatives of the brides and a few close friends.

"The ceremony was solemnized in a beautiful bower of wild flowers and honeysuckle, trained
over the spreading bows of a clump of cedar trees, both couples taking the vows at the same time.

"The wedding of May Calkins and J.E. Nessly came as a complete surprise to all but the mother
of the bride and one brother and his wife. The guests had been invited to attend the wedding of
Miss Winfred Calkins and Mr. Kuepper without being told that it was a double wedding.

"Mr. and Mrs. Nessly have taken the Dr. Asprey cabin on Moscow Mountain for the summer
and will spend the heated term there.

"Mrs. Nessly has been general delivery clerk in the Moscow post office for a number of years.
At the request of Postmaster Morgareldge she will continue her position until July 1, while
other employees are taking their summer vacation. Mr. Nessly is managing editor of the Daily
Star-Mirror, and has been engaged in newspaper work in the Inland Empire for the past 25 years.

"The brides are daughters of Mrs. E.E. Calkins, and have made their home with their
mother in Moscow for the past 20 years.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday June 20, 1918


A wedding of interest to many Enterprise friends of the happy couple was consummated
at Ellensburg, Washington, Saturday, June 29, 1918, when Miss Ora Davis and Glen
E. Odle were united in marriage. The home of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Carter where the
event took place was charmingly decorated with June roses, and at 11:30 a.m., the
impressive service of the Methodist Episcopal church was read by Dr. W. E. Young, pastor
at Ellensburg. Miss Lela Bloom of La Grande was the only guest outside of the immediate
family. Following the ceremony a delicious wedding breakfast was served.

The bride has been teaching at Ellensburg the last year and prior to that spent two years as
teacher in the Enterprise schools. She was graduated from Washington State Normal at
Ellensburg three years ago. She was complimented by several delightful social functions
in anticipation of her marriage.

Mr. Odle has been associated with the Record Chieftain as foreman for ten years and is
worthy of the charming bride he has won.

Mr. and Mrs. Odle came to Enterprise on Monday and have gone to housekeeping in the
pretty bungalow in the northeast part of the city which Mr. Odle recently purchased of
C.W. Kemper. A host of friends join in congratulations and best wishes.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday July 4, 1918

Aaron L. Olmsted Weds Miss Maida Doolittle

"Congratulations in order. Everybody happy."

The foregoing message was received Monday afternoon from Aaron A. Olmsted by his parents,
Judge and Mrs. J.B. Olmsted. It was sent from Corvallis and told of the marriage of Mr.
Olmsted and Miss Maida Doolittle. Her home is at Corvallis, where Mr. Olmsted had gone
partly for the purpose of taking the examination for the reserve officers camp for the course
beginning the first of October.

Miss Doolittle has taught domestic arts and science in the Wallowa high school several years
but did not renew her contract for next term. During the summer she has been engaged in
government food demonstration work.

Mr. Olmsted and his bride attended O.A.C. together and have been engaged for some time.
It is expected they will come home in a few days, but Mr. Olmsted's future plans are not known,
as they are dependent largely on his position in the army. The wedding was a surprise to the
Olmsted family and to the many friends of both bride and groom, who extend many congratulations.

The groom's sister, Miss Amy Olmsted, surprised her friends in the middle of June by her marriage
to Lieut. Arthur E. Welch. She had gone to Portland as a delegate, to the grand lodge of the
Eastern Star, and on a vacation but other plans matured quickly while she was there, and
she has not come home since.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday August 1, 1918

Irate "Pap" Outwitted

Ben Ownbey and bride received the follow "send off"
in a recent issue of the Asotin Sentinel:

Mr. Benjamin Ownbey and Miss Jennie Davis were married at 10 o'clock on Sunday night on
the opposite bank of the raging Snake, by Thos. Hudson, Esp. of Lewiston. A number of
asotinites went over as witnesses to the interesting ceremony. As there was no one at the home
of Jos. Pierce's cabin and no oil in the lamp, candles were substituted, they sheding light
enough however, to enable the squire to properly hitch the parties for life or good behavior.

The interesting part of this business is yet to be told. The parties were from Enterprise, the
new county seat of Wallowa county. As "Pap" was not willing the parties lit out for Idaho,
closely followed by the old gentleman and certain officers of the law. The race was one for
life, and when too closely pursued, the young folks left their buggy, mounted their horses,
took to the woods and scored a good hundred points in the race, finally coming out ahead,
winning the purse. time, about ten seconds quicker then any yet made over the new track that
will soon be opened as a wagon road for the better accommodation of parties bent on similar
business. It is hoped that peace and forgiveness will soon follow and that all will yet be
serene in the land of the Wallowas.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
September 6, 1888

Pace - Alumbaugh

One of the most pleasant occasions which has taken place in Wallowa, for a long time,
was the marriage of John B. Pace and Lizzie P. Alumbaugh, at the home of the bride's
parents near Lostine on New Years day at 12 o'clock, Rev. J.W.H. Millar officiating. Quite
a number of relatives were present and all were very happy in their congratulations. After
the ceremony dinner was announced and all repaired to the dining room where a table was
luxuriably furnished and elegantly decorated. The repast was enjoyed by all. Mr. and Mrs.
Pace have many friends here who wish them a happy and successful life.

The Aurora
January 3, 1896

One of the charming weddings of the season was that of Mr. Daniel M. Parker
and Miss Mabel O. Daniels, which occurred last Sunday, January 18, 1903, at the home
of the bride's parents. Reverend Henry Martin tying the knot.

The groom is a highly esteemed employee of Mr. George Clark, a lumber and general mdse dealer
of our city and the bride is the daughter of Mr. John Daniels, a prosperous farmer near Flora.

The bride was beautifully gowned in cream colored casemate, trimmed in white silk.

After the ceremony, a delicious lunch was served. The wedding was a very quiet home
affair with only a few friends being present.

On the following day, the grooms parents gave a dinner in honor of the newly married couple
to a few friends of the family.

After the 19th, Mr. and Mrs. Parker will be "at home" to their many friends. The Journal wishes
these young people long useful and happy lives.

Flora Journal
January 23, 1903.

Donald Penman brought a pleasant surprise back with him, upon his return from
outside points, shortly after the holidays, in the person of a blushing bride, once Miss
Margaret Daniels. The whole Journal Staff unite with all local flrites, in wishing them both
God speed and a most pleasant journey along the way of life. Mrs. Penman will continue
as an instructor among the staff of teachers at our high school.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday January 22, 1920

A quiet wedding occurred Wednesday noon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Berge
when Miss Bernice McCubbin and Mr. Truman Poulson were united in marriage by Rev. Loree.
The young people left on the afternoon train for La Grande. They will locate on a
farm in the Promise vicinity.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday April 3, 1919


Miss Ethel Weaver of Enterprise and William H. Pidcock of La Grande were
married in the Latter Day Saints tabernacle at La Grande, Monday, Sept. 30.
The bride returned to Enterprise on Tuesday and will remain here for a week
or two.  Then she will join her husband in Huntington, where they will live
for a short time, but expect to make La Grande their home.  Mr. Pidcock is
now a fireman on the railroad.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thurs. Oct. 3, 1912

Transcribed by Charlotte Carper

Mr. Lawrence Pratt, son of Ira Pratt, and Miss Alice Russell, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. C. Russell, were united in marriage by Judge A.B. Conaway Tuesday. The young
couple left on the afternoon train for their home in Idaho.

Wallowa County Reporter
December 30, 1920

Russell - Pratt

Another wedding uniting old Wallowa county families was that of Alice Russell, youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Russell, and Lawrence Pratt, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ira C. Pratt, who moved recently to Indian Valley, Idaho. The ceremony was performed by
Justice A.B. Conaway, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1920, with a few friends present. Mr. Pratt came
from Idaho at the beginning of the holidays and left with his bride immediately after the marriage.
His bride is a capable girl and the couple leaves with the hearty good wishes of all.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Front Page  Thursday
December 30, 1920

Clarence O. Prout and Miss Mary Dale were united in marriage by Rev. L. Loree
last Tuesday, January 15th.

Wallowa County Reporter
January 23, 1918

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