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Source: Weekly Argus News July 1, 1889 p 1
Mr. Herman Kostanzer and Miss Anna Galey were quietly married Wednesday at the home of the brides father, Joseph Galey, just north of the city. It was a very quet affair, the company in attendance including only the immediate relatives. The residence was decorated in an attractive manner with ferns and flowers and the wedding while free from ostentation and nevertheless an unusually pretty one. The bride's dress was white organdie trimmed with lace and ribbons. She carried brides roses. The ceremony was performed at 8 o'clock by Dr. E> B. Thomson and was followed by a bountiful wedding supper. Mr. and Mrs. Kostanzer were driven to the city later on and took immediate possession of their new and nicely appointed hom on South Washington Street where they ar enow at home to their many friends - typed by kbz

Mabel GALEY - see Frank SNYDER


Clyde GENTRY - see Lelah NICHOLAS


Source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review Monday 6-2-1934 Miss Annette GEROLD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gerold, West College Street and Melvin ARMSTRONG, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Armstrong who reside north of Crawfordsville were united in marriage on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. Guy Tremaine at Wesley. The single ring service was used and witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Swank, the bride was lovely in a dress of blue organdy with white accessories. Her flowers were brides roses made into an arm bouquet. After a short honeymoon trip, Mr. Armstrong and his bride will be at home with the groom's parents. The bride was graduated from the CHS class of 1931 - typed by kbz.

Nina GERARD - see Jesse DAVIDSON


Source: The Indianapolis Star - Thursday 25 May 1922 p 7
Waveland, Ind., May 24 - Miss Mabel Seybold of this city and George W. Gerichs formerly a teacher in the local schools, were married at Indianapolis by the Rev. Frank C. Huston. Mr. Gerichs is now teaching at Corydon. He was graduated from Danville Normal and taught at that institution for a year. Since then he has taught at Cicero, Winchester and Waveland. Mrs. Gerichs is a graduate of the Waveland high school. -- Thanks muches to Ginny A for this one :) kz

Annette GEROLD - see Melvin ARMSTRONG



Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana 5 September 1913
We noticed in our last issue the wedding of Miss Lola Ghormley to John C. Cochran. Mr. Cochran is from Washington, Indiana and is employed in the Princeton schools, in which town they will make their home. We have received the follwing from the Arkansas Gazette, of Little Rock. "Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Ghormley of 1854 Wolfe Street, have announced the marriage of their youngest daughter, May, to James D. Reynard of Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug 20 in Dayton. Mr. Reynard is the son of Dr. Granville Reynard of Union City, Ind. For several years he was a student at Wabash and Indiana University, and is now manager of the Westerfield Surgical Instrument Company in Dayton, where they will reside. "-- kbz

Robert Thomas Mercer GIFFIN - see Float (Florence) SMITH

Herman GILKEY - Elma PAYNE

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 16 October 1914
Herman Gilkey and Miss Elma Payne were married yesterday afternoon by the Rev. J.M. Cauldwell at his home in this city. The bride and groom are both residents of this county, living near Alamo. The marriage service was performed in the presence of friends of the couple. They have not yet decided as to their future home. They are contemplating moving to Illinois, but may remain in this community. -- typed by kbz

Samuel H. GILKEY - Emma SMITH

Source: Crawfordsville Star, Dec 15, 1881 p 5
Married at the residence of the bride's parents on the 23rd of Nov, by Elder Snyder, Samuel H. Gilkey, to Miss Emma, fourth daughter of Joseph and Mary Smith. Also the 8th inst at the residence of the Rev. Joseph Swaringen, William Weaver and Rhetta Morgan. Also, same date at the Parsonage at Yountsville by Elder Hargrave James H. Fugate and Flora Bell, daughter of Joseph and Susan Copner. May their happiness by unalloyed by any bickering or contention through all their lives and that they may obey the commandments of scripture is the wish of yours. - transcribed by kbz


Harley GILL - Grace KOHL

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 6 Dec 1901 p 14
November 27 just before 8 o’clock pm. At the St. Bernard’s parsonage occurred the marriage of Miss Grace Agnes Kohl and Mrs. Harley Gill, Rev. Father John Dempsey officiating.  The attendants were Miss Nettie Well and Mr. Harry Gill and the ceremony was witnessed by the immediate families only. The bride’s dress was of dark brown crepe trimmed with lace and stitched bands of velvet and she carried a shower bouquet of bride’s roses. Immediately after the ceremony the party was driven to the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohle (sic) on Milligan Street where a reception was given to about 40 guest. The home was handsomely decorated with chrysanthemums roses and ferns and refreshments were served in the dining room. The assistants in the parlor were Misses May Wasson and Margaret Perkins and in the dining room Misses Nettie Weil, Rose Scott and Harriet Dennis. Music was furnished during the evening by Miss Margaret Birch and Frank Dennis. Mr. and Mrs. Gill go to house keeping at once in their own home at the corner of Hocum & Jefferson Streets. Both are young people who have many friends that extend congratulations and the bride was remembered with many useful and beautiful presents. - kbz

James GILL - Fleta LEE

Source: Crawfordsville Star, Jan 20, 1898 p 1
Three stalwart policemen had all they could do to keep a thoroughfare open on south Green street from the postoffice building to the Elston bank corner on Wednesday evening, the occasion being a marriage in plate glass window of the Clipper saloon, which is owned by Albert Muhleisen. The crowd began to assemble before 6 o’clock and by 8 o’clock it had overrun the sidewalk and filled the street from the building to buildings across the street. Shortly a crowd swept up to the door and Justice Buck stepped to the ground and went into the saloon. In a moment a carriage drawn by four horses, with a driver in full livery, dashed up and out of it stepped the groom, James Gill the bride-to-be, Miss Fleta Lee, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Humphreys, who were to be the attendants. The four marched from the rear of the room to the front, preceded by Mr. Muhleisen and the Justice, mounting the platform in the front window amid the cheers of thousands on the outside. The ceremony was short. It occurred in an arbor of ferns and palms, interspersed with roses and cut flowers, while the window was a fairy grotto of beauty fashioned by an expert in window dressing brought to the city for the purpose by the proprietor of the place who was paying the bills, outside the carriage furnished by Boone Callahan and the marriage license supplied by another friend. Mr. Muhleisen was determined that his faithful porter should have as good a wedding as anybody and he had it. The groom was in full dress suit as was his best man and wore a white rose in his oat. The bride wore a gown of white brocade satin entrain, high neck, long sleeves, ace trimmings, and carried a shower bouquet of white roses. The bridesmaid wore white satin, low neck, short sleeves and red roses. Th presents to the bride were a completely furnished house. - kbz

Milford E. GILL - Cynthia POINTER

Source: Crawfordsville Indiana (Montgomery County) Star, Dec 14, 1875
Married … on the 9th instant by Rev. GW Stafford, Mr. Milford E. Gill to Miss Cynthia Pointer


The Logansport Pharos-Tribune - Monday 3 December 1928 p 6
Announcement has been made of the double wedding of Miss Opal Melrose, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gayle Clarke of this city, to Joseph Gilliland of Waveland, Ind., and Miss Margaret Josephine McNutt of Waveland, and Maxwell Dillman of that city. The ceremony was solemnized Saturday evening at 5: 30 in the parsonage of the Ninth Street Christian church, Rev. Caroll officiating. Immediately following the ceremony a delicious three-course dinner was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarke, 616 Twelfth streets, covers being placed for members of the bridal party. On Sunday morning the t wo couples left by motor for Los Angeles, Calif., to spend the winter, after which they plan to return and reside in Waveland. Mr. Gilliland is employed in the train service at Waveland, and Mr. Dillman is associated in the hardware business with his father. - kbz

Benjamin GILLISPIE - Nancy VanCLEAVE

Source: Crawfordsville Star, Oct 28, 1886 p 1
Benjamin F. GIllispie and Nancy Vancleave, daughter of Wm. Vancleave, were married at the bride's residence yesterday at noon by Elder. Vancleave. A fine dinner was served the guests. - kbz


Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 23 Feb 1900 p 7
Tuesday evening Feb 20, 1900 at the Christian Church of Whitesville occurred the marriage of Maude, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Byers to Mr. Mede Gish of Ladoga. Promptly at 8 o’clock Mrs. Frank Linn began playing the wedding march to which the bride and groom entered, attended by Miss Nora Tapp and Mr. Emery Everson.  Rev. Barbre of Greencastle pronounced them husband and wife in a beautiful and impressive ceremony. The bride was attired in a most becoming costume of brown velvet, while the groom appeared at his best in the conventional black. Miss Tapp wore a dress of tan cloth trimmed in pink silk. The wedding gifts consisted of several handsome and useful articles. Mr. Gish is to be congratulated on having won the heart of this worthy young lady and both have the very best wishes of a host of friends.  They will be at home to their many friends after March 1 on a farm south of Darlington. HE

David Albert GLASCOCK - Marion GROVER

Source : Crawfordsville Review June 24, 1924 p8
Mr. and Mrs. Barton Grover of Grafton, ND announce the marriage of their daughter Marion to David Albert Glascock of this city, the ceremony taking place at the home of the bride in Grafton June 17, 1924. The newlyweds took a wedding trip to Winnipeg, Can., thence to Yellowstone Park and will later in the summer come to this city for a visit.  “Dave” is one of Crawfordsville’s best known young men, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Glascock of South Green Street and has been for several years a teacher in the Aberdeen, SD schools. He graduated from CHS and Wabash College and has had charge of Athletics at Aberdeen since going there, meeting with great success. = kbz

Robert GLEASON - Dicey May TODD

Source: Robert E. Gleason and Miss Dicey May Todd were married at 2:30 this afternoon at the marriage parlors of Justice E. M. Brewer on South Washington Street The bride is the daughter of Mr. James H. Todd, 603 East Franklin Street. Mr. Gleason is a barber in this city. The couple will make their home in Crawfordsville. - kbz

Dorothy Jane GLENN - see GUARD

Lorena GLENN - see Henry Chalmers FULLENWIDER

W.T. GLENN - see Hattie EDGE


Source: Waveland Independent, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana 4-23-1915
Edgar G. Glover, the cook at the Cuppy Hotel, and Miss Edna Earl Johnson were married on Sunday in Crawfordsville, by Rev. AE Taylor, pastor of the ME Church, colored. They will go to Bay City, Mich in a few days to spend the summer. – kbz

Marguerite GOBEL - see Ollie BROWN

Mary GOBEL - see James E. McCLURE

Clifford GOBEN - Elizabeth SCHROEDER

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 9 Jan 1915 p 5
Danville Press-Democrat - Miss Katherine Schroeder, East Main Street announces the marriage of her sister, Miss Elizabeth Schroeder to Clifford D. Goben of this city which was celebrated in Peoria Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Goben left immediately following the marriage for an extended trip through the south and on their return will be at home at 1112 North Gibson Street. Mrs. Goben was formerly with the telephone exchange of this city and later bookeeper with the Dietz Senger firm. Mr. Goben is in the real estate business. - kim h

Will GOBEN - see Mabel NEWTON


Source: Crawfordsville Star Feb 22, 1883 p 1
Married on Monday Feb 19 at the residence of the minister, Elder MM Vancleave, Robert E. Gwin and Arvilla A. Burroughs.  This is the Elder’s 467th couple.
Elder Vancleave managed to tie four couples last week.  He is still ahead of the divorce court.
Married by Elder MM Vancleave on Wednesday Feb 14 at the residence of Mr. Withem in this city, Charles Bassett and Laura Goldsberry.
Married at the home of the officiating minister, Elder MM Vancleave on Feb 15, Tilghman M. Cunningham and Rhoda Ellen Peyton.
Marion F. Skaggs and Emma Wilhelm were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on Thursday Feb 13. Elder MM Vancleave officiated.

Charles GOFF - Marjorie REDDISH

Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Thursday, Nov 20, 1941
Charles GOFF of Hillsboro and Miss Marjorie, daughter of Otto L. REDDISH were married Nov 15 in Phanuel Church near Wallace by Rev. John Servies pastor of the Byron Christian Church, who performed the single ring ceremony. The bride was attired in a light blue dress and hat and wore a corsage of red rose and white gardenia. Betty Fullenwider and Dale Bullerdick were the only attendants. While on a short wedding trip to Chicago they broadcast over WLS on Tuesday. They will live on farm near Hillsboro. - kbz

William N. GOFF - Nellie PROCTOR

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 20 Sept 1901 p 15
William N. Gott of Russellville and Nellie Proctor of New Market were married by Squire Stilwell Thursday of last week at his office.

William Wasson GOLTRA - Mary MOORE

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 3 March 1892 p 4 – Paris, Ky March 3, 1892 – The Main Street Christian Church was crowded to its utmost capacity at half past 3 o’clock this afternoon by the elite of Paris society who had assembled to witness Elder John S. Sweeney, the pastor perform the solemnly beautiful ceremony which united in marriage and joined the destinies of Mr William Wasson Goltra of Crawfordsville, Ind and Miss Mary Moore of near this city. Daylight had been carefully exclused and the church was illuminated with gas which shed a soft light over the brilliant gathering of love women for which the Bluegrass region is justly famous. The church was tastefully decorated with growing plants, blooming flowers and evergreens and presented a handsome appearance.  Promptly at the hour mentioned the glad strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march so admirably executed by Prof. AM Gutzeit of this city on the large pipe organ announced the arrival of the bridal party. The participants, all in full evening dress, marched up the center aisle, headed by the ushers, Messrs Bruce Miller, Warren Williams, Randolph Davis and Charles Daugherty all of this city followed by the attendants. Arriving at the altar, they gracefully gruped themselves on either side, with the contracting parties directly in front of the minister.  While music, sweet and low was being played, Elder Sweeney in well chosen words tied the nuptial knot.  Attired in a faultless evening suit Mr. Goltra looked the personification of happiness, while his bonny bride was indeed a vision of loveliness. Miss Moore was exquisitely gowned in embroidered cream crepe de chene, en train with low corsage.  The dress was without sleeves and was trimmed with Duchess lace, The bride wore the customary veil, carried a bouquet of bride’s roses and according to the revered tradition, wore something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Respectively, a bit of old lace, a new ring, borrowed pearls and doubtless a blue bow concealed from the inquisitve gaze in the intricacies of the femine toilet.  It was generally remarked that a prettier bride is not often seen in this region. The attendants were Dr. Thomas B. Eastman of Indianapolis and Miss Sallie Moore, sister of the bride of this city.  Miss Moore was becomingly costumed in cream crepe de chene, en train, with low neck and elbow sleeves. Mr. Walter Hedges and Miss Rose Jameson both of Paris, Miss Jameson’s dress was of sky-blue lansdoen, en train, with elbow sleeves and low neckm, trimmed with embroidered chiffon. Mr. Stamps moore, brother to the bride and Miss Mary Goltra, sister of the groom. Miss Goltra was gowned in white silk, cut low neck and elbow sleeves with the customary train.  Mr. Walter Champ and Miss Sadie Dvis both of this city, Miss Davis wearing a sky-blue China silk, which was trimmed in lace and made en train with low corsage and sort sleeves.  Immediately after the ceremony the party drove to the residence of Dr. John W. Jameson, the bride’s uncle at 813 Pleasant Street where traveling costumes were donned and they at once went to the Kentucky Central depot and took the 4:20 express for Crawfordsville, Ind the home of the groom where they will be tendered a splendid reception by the lr. And Mrs. Chas. W. Goltra, Thursday evening March 10.  Also the newly wedded couple will be given a reception at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Miller in Crawfordsville where the bride has been a frequent visitor as the guest of her sister, Mrs. Miller. The bride is the youngest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Noah S. Moore of near this city and is a handsome blonde of 19 summers who is blessed with a sunny disposition and happy manner which has made her one of the most popular members of the younger set of Paris society. The couple received a large number of elegant and some very costly presents.  Last evening Miss Moore entertained the bridal party and a few intimate friends and relative sin royal style at her home. The many friends of this popular couple wish them boundless happiness.  The following persons from a distance attended the wedding: Mr. and Mrs. Chas W. Goltra, Miss Mary Goltra and Mr. and Mrs. Albert S. Miller of Crawfordsville; Dr. Thomas B. Eastman of Indianapolis; Mrs. George C. Givens of Stanford, Ky.   - kz

George E. GOOD - see Ursula BANKS

Waneta GOODING - see Roy McCLURE

Rosa GOSSETT - see Pannel BECKNER

Nancy Ann GOWELL - see Joe BROWN


Source: Crawfordsville Star Jan 13, 1898 p 1
Mayor Stilwell on last Thursday officiated at his first marriage. The principals were Otis B. Marts, of Darlington and Dora C. Gowens, of this city. The Mayor did not kiss the bride but he did collect a tidy fee for doing the work so well. The blushing bride was a widow, three times a bride before this little affair and the groom was a widower, twice married before this very pleasing event. Mayor Stilwell has since been very industriously figuring on the probability of a divorce and making a guess at how long it will take the groom to catch up on the marriage record of the bride, although he fondly believes that this match will stick for keeps. - kbz


Lafayette Journal & Courier Thu 7 July 1927 p 5

A pretty early summer wedding took place Wednesday morning at 8:30 o’clock at St. Bernard Church in Crawfordsville when Miss Lucille Grabman, dau of M/M Joseph Grabman 218 Hamilton Street that city, became the bride of Vincent Posthauer of Lafayette. Nuptial mass was read by Rev. William Sullivan in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. The altar was beautifully decorated with greenery and garden flowers and lighted with tall cathedral candles and during the service the organist played a program of bridal music. Miss Josepine Caruso acted as bridesmaid and wore a lovely dress of yellow georgette over which was silver lace. She carried an arm bouquet of roses.  Charles J. Kearney of Lafayette was best man. The little flower girls were Louise Wilhite and Dorothy Russell and the ring bearer, Ellen Cruea all dressed in dainty white frocks. The bride wore a beautiful gown of white georgette with veil which was carried by little Misses Vivian Cruea and Margaret Wilhite.  Immediately following the service a reception at the home of the bride’s parents was held at 11 o’clock a wedding breakfast was served. Covers were laid for 54 at tables artistically arranged with bright colored flowers. Mr. Posthauer and bride left for a honeymoon trip to Washington DC and upon their return will be at home to their friends at Lafayette. The bride for the past few years has been employed in the traffic department at the Indiana Bell Telephone company in Crawfordsville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Posthauer of Lafayette and for several years has been assistant manager of the shoe department at the Loeb & Hene store. Mr. and Mrs. Posthauer are well known and popular young people of Lafayette and Crawfordsville.

Floyd Franklin GRAHAM - Helen Juanita JARVIS

Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, 26 December 1930 p 1
At ten o'clock on Christ Day at the home of H.C. McGaughey, Miss Juanita Jarvis and Floyd Graham were united in marriage. The ceremony was read by Rev. Samuel Smith of Ladoga. Mrs. Gladise Randolph, sister of the bride was matron of honor and Earle Randolph best man. The bride wore blue velvet trimmed in silver lace. She is a graduate of Indiana State Teachers' College and has attended Butler and DePauw Universities. The groom is a highly respected young farmer of this community. A few relatives witnessed the ceremony. - kbz

Lou GRAHAM - Helen Harrison BROWN

Source: Crawfordsville Review 2 April 1898 p 1
Lou Graham, a Crawfordsville boy, now with Barnum’s Circus in London was married in that city lst week to Miss Helen Harrison Brown. The bride is said to be a beautiful young lady and the daughter of a tutor in Oxford University.

Elizabeth GRANTHAM - see G.D. NICHOLS

Emma GRANTHAM - see Willis STEVENS


Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 7 October 1913 p 2
New Ross -- Harold Needham of the high school class of '13 and Miss Mary Graves, eldest daughter of E.M. Graves, trustee of Jackson Township stole a march on their friends and were married last week. Both are fine young people and we all wish them happiness. - kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 3 October 1913 p 5
Harold Needham and Miss Mary A. Graves, both of New Ross were married by the Rev. A.W. Cash at his home, 718 North Lebanon Street They left this morning for a 10 days' stay at Muncie before taking up their residence on a farm near New Ross. The groom is a son of Arch Needham and the bride a daughter of Emory Graves. -- kbz

Melissa GRAVES & John P. LANE

Source: Weekly Argus News Feb 10, 1894 p 4
At 7 o’clock this morning at St. Bernard’s church occurred the marriage of John P. Lane and Melissa Graves. The impressive ceremony was performed by Rev. JR Dinnen in the presence of quite a number of friends. The contracting parties are popular and worthy young people of Scott Township and a host of friends unite in extending congratulations and best wishes. - kbz

Gertrude GRAY - Damon THOMPSON

Source: Crawfordsville Review Aug 6, 1918 p 8
Darlington, Aug 5- Monday evening at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Gray, their daughter, Miss Gertrude Gray was united in marriage to Mr. Damon Thompson. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Edward Williams, pastor of the Darlington Presbyterian Church. 30 guests were present at the ceremony. Mrs. Lora Booher played the wedding march as the bride and groom took their place unattended before the improvised altar. Mr. Thompson is a member of the headquarters company stationed at Hattiesburg, Miss and is here on a short furlough. Mrs. Thompson will remain in Darlington with her parents. - kbz

Perry W. GRAY - see Ida M. BADGER

Alice GRAYBILL - see Eugene C. ASHBY


Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Friday, Aug 23, 1895
Last Thursday in the new Christian Church at Smartsburg occurred the marriage of W.A. Russell of Terre Haute and Miss Josie Green, the daughter of Mrs. Katherine Green. The handsome new auditorium of the church had been profusely adorned for the occasion with smilax and roses and presented a most attractive appearance. There were banks of beautiful flowers at the altar and the very effect betokened the happy nature of the affair. At 8 o'clock Miss Pearl Warren played the Mendelssohn wedding march and to this the wedding party entered. The groom was escorted by his best man, Ora Enoch and the bride by her maid of honor, Miss May Foust. The bride was attired in a most becoming costume of creme wool and carried a large bunch of marguerites as did her maid of honor. Arrived at the altar the ceremony was perfomed in a most impressive manner by Rev. W.H. Kerr of this city. The church was packed to its utmost capacity by guests to witness the service, 500 people being present. Immediately after the marriage the newly married couple were driven to the home of the bride's mother where 75 of their friends were tendered a reception by them. This affair was a decided social success and perfect in all of its appointments. On Friday Mr. and Mrs. Russell left for their futur ehome in Terre Haute where the groom is engaged in a prosperous business. Both are excellent young people and their many friends wish them all joy. - kbz

Frank GREGORY - see Rose BARNES  

Oliver Howard GRIEST - Mina WILKINSON

Source: Crawfordsville Star Nov 4, 1897 p8
A simple and impressive marriage ceremony was celebrated on Wednesday evening at the Christian Church when Miss Mina Wilkinson daughter of Mrs. Margaret Wilkinson became the bride of Oliver Howard Griest. The pretty edifice was unusually attractive in its bridal decorations, the altar and choir loft being completely hidden by masses of stately palms and feather white chrysanthemums. Innumerable bands of broad white ribbon draped from the central chandelier to the corners of the audience room formed a snowy canopy over a brilliant assemblage. Eight Thirty was the chosen hour and the opening chords of the bridal chorus from Lohengrin as played by Miss Lenora Barnhill was the signal for the approach of the bridal party. The words of the chorus as sung by Miss Orene Moffett, Flora Kostanzer and Mrs. WF Hulett, hidden for a moment, came softly from the west entrance. Singing as they advanced, in dainty gowns of organdie with shower bouquets of white chrysanthemums they led the way for the fair bride. The ushers, Messrs. Harry Fine; Ernest Wilhite; Dumont Peck and George Ashman, Frankfort, came to the altar from the west vestibule. The groom, preceded by the officiating clergyman, Dr. George S. Burroughs, entere from the east vestry room and preceded to the west aisle to accompany the bride to the marriage altar. The ceremony was the most simple form of the ring service, the groom alone repeating the vows. During its progress the trio softly sang, O Promise Me. The Mendelssohn wedding march was played as a recessional, the bridal party being immediately drive to the home of Mrs. Wilkinson on west Wabash avenue. At midnight Mr. and Mrs. Griest left for a visit of a few days in Chicago. The bride, one of the most beautiful and lovable young women of Crawfordsville was particularly stately in her bridal gown of fleecy white organdie trimmed with frills of narrow satin ribbon. She carried a shower bouquet of bride’s roses, a single blossomn of the same flower or namenting her dark hair. Miss Barnhill wore pink silk with bodice of black velvet and trimmings of real lace. Mrs. Hulett was gowned in flowered organdie, round neck no sleeves, sash of pink satin ribbon. Miss Kostanzer was attired in figured organdie, low neck with sash of pale blue. Miss Moffett’s gown was of flowered organdie over green with sash of pale green. An unusually handsome array of presents were received by the popular young couple who will, immediately upon their return from their bridal trip, begin housekeeping at Darlington, where the groom is superintendent of the school and editor of the Darlington Echo. He was a former student of Wabash College and it was while pursuing his studies there the courtship which culiminated so happily on Wednesday evening was begun. Mrs. Griest leaves the city with the best wishes of legions of friends who have been attracted by her sunny disposition, brilliant intellect and rare physical graces.

Barton GRIFFITH - see Camilla BAIN

J. Warner GRIFFITH -  Lorena HANCOCK

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 7 October 1869 p 8
Married – On Thursday the 30th, ult, at the residence of Frank Seaman in Covington by Rev. N. Williams, Mr. J. Warner Griffith and Miss Lorena Hancock of Crawfordsville. - kbz

Bert GRIMES - see Mattie BORAKER

Glyndon GRIMES - see Ruth CLARK

Lawrence GRIMES - see Mildred CORDER


Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 12 June 1914
At his office on South Washington Street Wednesday at two Justice Edward M. Brewer united in marriage Levi B. Huff of Ladoga and Miss Edna Florence Grooms of this city. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Huff of Ladoga and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Grooms of this city. After a short wedding trip to Indianapolis where they will spend a few days they will return and live on the groom's farm near Ladoga. Numerous friends of the young couple were present at the ceremony. - kbz



Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal (Crawfordsville, IN), 24 Sep 1909
On Thursday afternoon Rev. Walter Mansell, pastor of the Christian Church, united in marriage at the parsonage, Miss Leona Wray, daughter of E.S. Wray of New Market, and Mr. Edward G. Groves, son of O.B. Groves of near Harmony church, seven miles southwest of this city. - thanks to Sue P :)

Silas GUARD - Sarah LAMB - deaf mutes wed

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, Crawfordsville 22 Feb 1895 p 1
Wednesday afternoon at the home of Wm. Hightower in the east end, Silas H. Guard and Miss Sarah E. lamb were quietly united in marriage by Rev. GP Fuson. The marriage was unusually quiet form the fact that the contracting parties are deaf mutes. The service was performed by pledges. Mr. Fuson opened the book containing the service to the passage required and then bride and groom each pledged one to the other by the sign language. The minister pronounced them husband and wife by holding up for them to read a car upon which was printed the customary declaration. Mr. and Mrs. Guard will reside at Linden.  


Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, 18 February 1893
BRILLIANT WEDDING. Austin L. Tomlinson and Miss Edith Guthrie United in Holy Matrimony The First Presbyterian church had been beautifully decorated Wednesday afternoon by Krause & Crist and presented a lovely spectacle with the altar banked with palms and other potted plants. The occasion was the marriage of Austin L. Tomlinson and Miss May Edith Guthrie, two of Crawfordsville's best known young people. It was 4:45 o'clock when Mr. Leon Brower escorted Miss Josie Stilwell, the organist, attired in a grey serge, to her position. She began playing low music and to it the vocal musicians, Miss Cowan attired in cream colored silk, and escorted by Mr. Brower, Miss Helen Watson in red silk, escorted by Mr. Hostetter, and Miss Canine, in cream silk, escorted by Mr. Hornbeck, entered and took their positions by the pipe organ. After a beautiful and appropriate solo by Miss Cowan, an exquisite trio was rendered and at its conclusion Miss Stilwell struck up Lohengrin's wedding march to which the bridal party entered. The groom attended by his best man, Mr. George Tomlinson, entered by the east, aisle and stood on the right of the altar. By the west aisle the bride and her attendants descended to the altar. Mr. J. B. Johnston came first and took his position on the extreme right. He was followed by Miss Lyda Guthrie attired in a pink silk with LaFrance roses, and by Miss Daisy Guthrie in a cream colored silk with mermot roses and smilax. They took positions on the left. The bride came last and presented a very beautiful picture in an exquisite gown of cream colored silk entraine, and trimmed with deep pasementries. . She carried a large bouquet of bride's roses from which graceful ropes of smilax fell almost to the floor. The bride and groom took their position directly before the altar and during the prefatory prayer by the officiating clergyman, Rev. F. H. Hayes, of Muncie, the attendants all knelt. The ceremony was elaborate and included the ring service. The ring used was the wedding ring of the groom's grandmother, Mrs. Martha Hartman, and had been used at her wedding just 50 years ago. It was presented for the occasion by the groom's mother. At the conclusion of the ceremony the wedding party marched out to the glad strains of the Mendelssohn and were driven to the home of the bride's mother, on Grant avenue, where the bride changed her costume for a neat green traveling dress. Mr. and Mrs. Tomilinson then took the evening train for Indianapolis, whence they will proceed to Cincinnati and other points in Ohio. After a two weeks' trip they will return and make their home with the groom's mother on the corner of Washington and Market streets. The wedding was one of the most artistic and pretty ever seen in the city and reflected rare taste in design and execution. It united the fortunes of two most estimable and worthy young people. The bride is a pretty and popular young lady with many most admirable and lovable qualities. The groom is an energetic and thorough young business man and represents the second ward in the city council. He is capable and in all ways worthy the great prize he has won. THE JOURNAL takes pleasure in extending congratulations. - thanks so much for this great wedding announcement to Kim H

Silas GUTHRIE - see Eliza DAVIS

Leon GUY - Vivian OLDSHUE

Source: Waveland Independent July 1, 1932
On Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. Oldshue the marriage of their niece, Miss Vivian Oldshue to U. Leon Guy was solemnized. The bride and groom mingled with the guests until the appointed hour, and then with their attendants, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hancock, took their places before the mantel which formed an improvised altar banked with white hydrangeas and blue delphiniums. The Rev. H. Ray Sigler of the Presbyterian church read the single ring ceremony Miss Margaret Spencer played a program of harp music. Before the ceremony she played, To a Wild Rose during the ceremony, In the Garden and afterwards I Love you Truly and O Promise Me. Refreshments were served in the dining room which was decorated in sweet peas. Miss Clara Mae Oldshue serving at the table and Miss Mary Kritz presiding over the punch-bowl. The center piece of the bridal table was the tiered wedding cake decorated in pink roses, a miniature bride and groom crowning it. The ices were frozen in imitation engagement and wedding rings in the colors, silver and gold. Mr. and Mrs. Guy left immediately on a wedding trip to Denver and various points in the West, after which they will be at home in Las Vegas, New Mexico. - kbz

Robert E. GWIN - Arvila BURROUGHS

Source: Crawfordsville Star Feb 22, 1883 p 1
Married on Monday Feb 19 at the residence of the minister, Elder MM Vancleave, Robert E. Gwin and Arvilla A. Burroughs.  This is the Elder’s 467th couple.
Elder Vancleave managed to tie four couples last week.  He is still ahead of the divorce court.
Married by Elder MM Vancleave on Wednesday Feb 14 at the residence of Mr. Withem in this city, Charles Bassett and Laura Goldsberry.
Married at the home of the officiating minister, Elder MM Vancleave on Feb 15, Tilghman M. Cunningham and Rhoda Ellen Peyton.
Marion F. Skaggs and Emma Wilhelm were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on Thursday Feb 13. Elder MM Vancleave officiated.

Sadie GWYN - see Louis McMains

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