Weddings of Lincoln County Pioneers

                                   Submitted by Barbara Curtis


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The Sprague Advocate, January 06, 1892

   Mr. GEO. F. HOLLAND, of the real estate firm of A. W. HOLLAND & Son, this city, and Miss RAY LACY , of Portland , Or., were united in marriage after the regular services in the Methodist church last Sunday evening, Rev. W. H. SELLICK officiating.  The ring ceremony was performed, the bride being supported by Mrs. LILLIE PETERS and Miss LILLIE MOORE and the groom by W. R. PETERS and A. G. NEAL.  The happy couple were the recipients of a large number of useful and valuable presents.  They departed on the evening train eastward.  The HERALD extends its most felicitous congratulations.  


HON. R. A. HUTCHINSON and Miss MARIAN A. JOHNSON were married at Post Falls, Idaho, on the 25th day of last September.  The bride is a sister of the grooms first wife and the wedding is the result of a promise made to his late wife just before her death about a year ago, when she was much worried at the thought of leaving her two little children motherless.  


The Sprague Herald, February 17, 1892

  Mr. GEO. H. GILPIN and Miss NELLIE TREWICK were united in marriage by Rev. MOFFETT of the Episcopal church at the residence of the bride's parents this city, at noon yesterday.  The newly married couple departed on the west bound train to spend the honeymoon along the coast.  Mr. Gilpin is one of Sprague's popular dry good merchants.  Miss Trewick has been a valued  teacher in the public schools for some time past.  The Herald tenders Mr. and Mrs. Gilpin congratulations. 


The Sprague Times, October 24, 1902

   Married-- At the parlors of the Hotel Vendome, this city, by REV. J. J. McALLISTER , on Wednesday, Oct. 15th, 1902, Mr. ROLLAND E. GREEN and Miss MARY M. MILLER, both of Sprague.  Quite a number of their relatives were present to witness the ceremony.  The young couple departed for Tacoma and other coast cities on a wedding trip, and will be at home to their friends in Sprague about Nov. 1st.  The bride is a daughter of Mr.  and Mrs. AARON MILLER and a niece of Mrs. GEORGE E. SMITH, all of whom were in attendance at the wedding--Davenport Times.


Cards are out announcing the marriage of Miss ADA HENRY and CHARLES M. POWELL at Prosser, Wash., on Wednesday, October 22nd.  The bride is a sister of ED and OSCAR WILLIAMSON and was formerly a resident of this city.


LEONARD GREENWOOD and MISS RUTH MOE Form a Life-partnership

The Creston News, November 10, 1905

   Last Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of the bride's mother, near Creston, REV. S. A. WOODS performed the ceremony that made Miss RUTH MOE MRS. LEONARD GREENWOOD.  The wedding was a quiet home event witnessed only the relatives and intimate friends of the contracting parties. Miss CLARA FELTCH of Colfax acted as  bridesmaid, and HARRY LUMPER of Bachelor Prairie stood up with the groom.   The young couple departed on Sunday evening's train for Hartline where they will reside. 


The Lincoln County Times, August 16, 1907

  Mr. and Mrs. GEO M. RYKER drove over to Edwall yesterday to attend the wedding of Mr. Ryker's sister, MARY C. RYKER, to R. J. Zell, which takes place in that town today at the home of the bride's parents.  Mr. Zell is a civil engineer and is employed on the irrigation project at North Yakima where Mr. and Mrs. Zell will make their home for the present. 



   WILLIS C. THORP and Miss LILLIAN V. MCCORD of Fruitland were united in marriage Tuesday afternoon about 4 o'clock at the Davenport hotel, Justice J. E. FRASER officiating.  The ceremony was performed in the presence of three friends, Mr. and Mrs. HADLEY of Earl, and W. L. ROBINSON of Fruitland.   The groom is a stockman of Stevens county, where both reside.  The young couple trried briefly in town, intending  to extend their wedding trip to other points.  The bride and groom were unattended by any near relatives, and the supposition is that the wedding had been planned and executed quietly.  


The Lincoln County Times, Oct 18, 1907

   Cupid's dart has again struck.  This time it secured a bird from the nest of D. F. PANKEY of Lott.   

   S. FRANK WARD of Reardan was the successful hunter, and Miss WILMA E. PANKEY the handsome bride.  The ceremony took place at the home of the brides parents at high noon in the presence of a few intimate friends and relatives ; and the happy couple will go direct to Spokane for a season until they can settle on a location.  Mr. Ward is a barber and we hope he may find a suitable location in Davenport.

   Pastor E. MCOMBER of the M. E. Church in Davenport was the officiating minister.


The Sprague Advocate, June 10, 1911  

   CASWELL  P. DINSMORE, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. DINSMORE and Miss MAUDENA I. DeCHENNE. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LESTER DeCHENNE, were married at the hotel Gardner in Davenport Thursday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Skinner of the Presbyterian church.  Miss KATHLEEN DINSMORE accompanied the couple, the trip being made by the team.  Immediately after the ceremony the party sat down to a wedding dinner.  The groom is employed in the Sprague Roller Mills and is a capable and industrious young man.  The bride is one of charming and popular members of Sprague's younger set. The groom already has a home nest for his bride and a few days will be at home to their many friends at the residence on main street in the house formerly owned by S. J. BURROW.  We extend congratulations and best wishes. 


The Sprague Advocate, July 14, 1911  

GRACE, Eldest Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. SHEARER Became Bride of Mr. OTTO J. KEEFE of Seattle.

  On Wednesday evening of this week, at the spacious home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Shearer, the wedding of their daughter Grace and Mr., Otto J. Keefe of Seattle, took place. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. JONATHAN EDWARDS, in the presence of the immediate relatives and a few friends.  The bridal party advanced orderly into the parlor to the strains of the wedding march played on the piano by Mrs. FORDYCE of Colville. The father gracefully gave away the bride and her brother and sister EARL and RUTH acted as best man and bridesmaid, while the ceremony was consummated under a wedding bell, amid decorations  of vines, roses and other flower. The bride was dressed in white with bridal veil and crowned with orange blossoms... Delicious refreshments were served by the hostess assisted by Mrs. MYERS of Kalispell Mont., Miss STARKEY of Deer Park and Miss LYNCH of Sprague.  It was followed by a reception after which the young couple left on a westbound train.... Mr. Keefe is a young man with the Seattle spirit of good parts and fine prospects and the bride is one of Sprague's most estimable and respected young ladies...after extensive traveling on the coast they will make their home at Los Angeles about the first of September. 


The Sprague Advocate, Apr 25, 1913

   Mr. and Mrs. LUIS WM. WOLFSKILL, of Los Angeles, California, were happily united in holy matrimony at 8 p.m. on the 31st day of March 1913.  After the wedding a bountiful supper was served in their new home which was beautifully decorated with maiden hair ferns, palms, lillies, roses , and many other flowers.  The bride wore a beautiful Irish crochet embroidery dress trimmed with lace and carried a huger boquet of white rose buds with streamers of chiffon.  Mr. HERBERT WOLFSKILL brother of the groom acted as best man.  Mrs. Herbert Wolfskill who was matron of honor wore an exquisite pale blue dress and carried a huge boquet of pink rose buds with streamers of pink chiffon.  The little flower girls who were ALICE and FRANCES WOLFSKILLcarried pretty baskets of sweet peas. The bride is a well known young lady being a dress-maker and the oldest daughter of AUGUST STOLP.   Mr. Wolfskill is the superintendent for a well-known contractor.   Many valuable presents were received, cut glass, linen, silverware, furniture, a check from the brides father, also a cut glass water set and large mirror from the bride's sister Mr. and Mrs. FRED HERTEL.  We extend hearty congratulations for 99 years of happy married life. 


The Sprague Advocate, Oct 31, 1913

   CHARLEY A. Stolp and Miss KIT CAMPBELL, well known people of Sprague, were united in the bonds of matrimony at Spokane on Wednesday afternoon, last week.   The ceremony was performed by Rev. JONATHAN EDWARDS, at the home of the bride's brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. CHRIS MELLIOR, 14th Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. STOLP acted as right man and bride's maid. The groom is one of the successful young farmers of the Sprague country, clean and industrious and the bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. CAMPBELL, among the most pleasant, amiable and intelligent of our young ladies.  They will be at their nice rural home 7 miles west of the city in the near future.  The best wishes of a large circle of friends follow them as they embark on the matrimonial sea of life.  

However high and rough the waves may rise, May their craft forever sail swiftly on And every port be a real paradise, Day by day, until the journey's done.


The Lincoln County Times, November 27, 1914

   A wedding of interest took place in Spokane Wednesday morning when Miss HELEN BOYLE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. BOYLE became the bride of JOSEPH W. BRISLAWN, state tax commissioner. The wedding, which was unpretentious, took place at St. Joseph's church at 9 o'clock, the nuptial mass read by the Rev. Father DE KANTER in the presence of the families of the young people and their intimate friends.  

  The bride was attended only by her sister, Miss MARY BOYLE, who was maid of honor.   MARK BRISLAWN, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.  The Lohengrin wedding music for the bridal processional was played by Miss FRANCES MOTIE, and the Mendelssohn march for the recessional.   Mr. JOHN G. CUNNINGHAM sang "Ave Maria" during the communion, and after the words of the nuptial service, De Koven's "O Promise Me", ENRICO TASSETTI , accompanied Mrs. Cunningham.  Following the ceremony in the church a wedding breakfast was enjoyed at the Boyle home...... An interesting phase of the wedding was that it occurred on the twenty fifth anniversary of the parents of the bride, who celebrated their silver wedding the same day. Miss Boyle is a graduate of Holy Names Academy.  She has a wide circle of friends in Spokane.  Mr. Brislawn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. MATTHEW BRISLAWN, pioneers of Sprague.  He was appointed to the state tax commisdsion18 months ago after serving as auditor of Lincoln county for four years and representing Lincoln county in the 1913 legislature.  He is a native son of Washington and enjoys the distinction of being the first person born in the territory now comprising Lincoln county to be elected to county office. After an extended honeymoon trip Mr. and Mrs. Brislawn will make their home in Olympia.   


The Sprague Advocate, September 29, 1916  

  WILLIAM DELMAGE  and Miss MAE CLARK were married in Ritzvillek, September 23, at the Methodist parsonage, Rev. C. W. WILLIAMS officiating.  Mr. and Mrs. FENN and Mrs. Davenport accompanied them after which they all returned to the Fenn home where a bountiful dinner awaited them.  All join in wishing them a long and happy life.  They will be at home to all friends after October 1, on their farm at Lakeview. 


The Sprague Advocate, Friday, Dec 01, 1916

   The young friends of Miss JANET MELVILLE who is to be married to WM. SCHRADER on Thanksgiving day gave her a shower on last Saturday afternoon.  She received many valuable and useful gifts along with the usual good natured "roast" common to these events. Satisfying refreshments were served and a jolly good time had by all present.


   A shower was given Miss NELLIE VENT at the Prentice Ramsey home on Saturday evening.  Miss Vent is to marry CLARENCE BERRY.  The wedding was to have been on Tuesday or Wednesday.  We have been able to learn the particulars.


   T. E. GAFFFNEY and Miss IRENE RINGWOOD married at the Catholic church on Wednesday morning.  We have not been able to secure an account of the event on account of being a day early this week.


   MATT BRISLAWN JR.  of Burbank and Miss MARY DEMPSEY  Spokane were married in Spokane on Wednesday.  Details of this happy event are not yet obtainable.

Thanksgiving Holidays Bring Real Joy

Numerous Sprague Young Folks join hand for Life's long journey...



The Sprague Advocate, Friday, Dec 08, 1916

  On Wednesday at the home of the bride occurred the marriage of Miss IVY SOOY and LEONARD CORDILL in the Rodna country.  We have not learned details but understand the couple have one to Portland on a wedding trip.



   Miss MARGARET FLETT, former first grade teacher in Sprague Schools and Dr. M. J. MAGUIRE of Naches City were married in North Yakima, on Saturday, December 2.  They will reside in Naches City where Dr. MaGuire has  a large practice.   The bride was one of our most popular young ladies and a splendid teacher.  Her loss to the school is greatly regretted and that she may ever be happy is the ardent wish of a host of friends not the least among whom are over a score of little folks who loved her sincerely.



   Miss NELLIE VENT and CLARENCE BERRY were united in marriage at North Yakima on Monday afternoon, November 26, at the home of a cousin of the groom.  They left here on the morning of November 26, and the ceremony was performed upon their arrival at that place.   They will live in North Yakima which is the home of the groom.   The bride is a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Vent and made her home with them for many years.  She is a good young woman and well calculated to make a good wife.  We know but little of the groom but hear him well spoken of in numerous quarters.  Their friends wish for them great joy and rich blessings in their married life. 



   A quiet wedding took place Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. JNO. I. MELVILLE, when their youngest daughter, JANET, was united in marriage to Mr. WILLIAM SCHRADER.  Miss HAZEL SCHY acted as bridesmaid, and ALFRED SCHY of Lamont, stood up for the groom.  The Rev. O. E. FAULKNER of the Methodist Church performed the ceremony.  A wedding dinner was served to about 40 guests, the immediate members of the family and intimate friends.  Among the out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. W. M. DEAN of Cheney; Mrs. A. C. JOHNSON and ESSIE JOHNSON of Spokane; Mr. and Mrs. C. W. SCHY; Miss CARMELITA HOLLIS and Mr. OSCAR JERGERSON of Lamont and Mrs. SYDNEY S. CONNELL,  of Livingston, Montana.  The Schraders will run the LOU MIELKE place, the coming year and are already comfortably located in their new home.



   On Wednesday morning, November 28, 1916, at 8:30 o'clock at the Church of Mary, Queen of Heaven, occurred the marriage of CLARA IRENE, the second youngest daughter, of Mrs. ELIZABETH RINGWOOD and THOMAS EDWARD GAFFNEY, second son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. GAFFNEY.  The bride wore a beautiful gown of silver embroidered net over silver cloth with a hat to match, and carried a bride's bouquet of cream rosebuds.  She was attended by her sister BESSIE who was attired in  a dress of shell pink chiffon with apricot trimmings and wore a black picture hat she carried a bouquet of pink carnations.    The groom was attired in the conventional black and was accompanied by his brother WILL.  HAROLD RINGWOOD and JAMES GAFFNEY brothers of the bride and groom acted as ushers.  After the ceremony the bridal party accompanied by relatives and friends of the family proceeded to the home of the bride where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was served to thirty-two guests, the Rev. Father FERLAND, who had performed the ceremony and Rev. Father ADAMS, S. J. of Gonzaga University were among those present. Mr. and Mrs. Gaffney were the recipients of many useful and beautiful gifts.  The bride is a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy and is a very charming and accomplished young lady.  The groom was a member of the class who graduated from Gonzaga University of 1912, and is a young man of very promising qualities.  Both young people are well known and highly respected in this community and their many friends wish them a very prosperous future.  The left immediately after the reception for an extended trip to the Coast.  They will be at home to their friends after January 1, at the Gaffney home. 



   On Thanksgiving day at 11 a.m., Miss ESTHER ANNA THEIL, one of the Theil twins as they are called became the bride of ODIN JACOBSON.  Rev. O. E. FAULKNER pastor of the M. E. Church read the M. E. ceremonial which united the lives of the young folks.   Mrs. O. E. FAULKNER sand, "God Make Thee Mine" and Mrs. F. H. MCCROSKEY, " Because' preceding the ceremony.  The bride was beautifully attired in georgetta crepe and cream satin and carried a beautiful bouquet of bride's roses.  Miss RACHAEL THIEL , the other twin was bridesmaid and was gowned in blue silk and carried white crysanthemums.  The groom was attired in the usual nuptial color and was assisted by GILBERT GAUGER of Edwall.  The wedding party marched to the altar to the strains of the wedding march played by Mrs. D. M. STRANG.   After the completion of the beautiful ceremony the wedding party repaired to the country home of the Theils where a joint wedding and Thanksgiving feast was spread.  This feast will long live in the memory of the participants as one of the happiest events of this happy wedding day.  Esther Anna is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WM. C. THEIL who are known and respected by all our readers.  She is a splendid young woman endowed with all the qualifications that go to make a home builder.  The groom is a young man of sterling worth, a farmer by occupation and has lived with the bride's family for several years as assistant on their large farm. The young married folks have rented the Simas ranch and will begin their married life on the farm near Keystone.  The beginning is auspicious in every way and if the happiness and a\success wished for them by many friends come to them in full measure they will be blessed indeed.  They received many useful and valuable gifts notable among which was an automobile, the present of the parents of the bride.  Out of town guests in attendance at the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. FRED ALLGAIER, Mr. and Mrs. CARL ALLGAIER of Spokane; Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM SCHAFER,  Edwall; O. F. ALLGAIER, Miss DELLA ALLGAIER,  Miss LYNDA and ALMA MUELLER,  Spokane; and Miss ELLA GEHRKE, Edwall.



   A wedding was solemnized in St. Aloysius Church, Spokane, the Rev. Father MACKIN, pastor of the parish officiating, at 8 o'clock A. m., Wednesday, November 29, which served to unite two well known pioneer families of the Inland Empire, when Miss MARY DEMPSEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. DEMPSEY, 825 East Mission Street, Spokane, and Mr. M. P. BRISLAWN, son of Mr. and Mrs. MATHEW BRISLAWN of Sprague, were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony.  The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion with roses and baskets of crysanthemums and was well filled with relatives and friends of the young couple.  ROBERT  and JAMES DEMPSEY, brothers of the bride and JOHN H., and MARK BRISLAWN brothers of the groom were the ushers. Promptly at the appointed hour to the strains of the wedding march rendered by Miss HELEN GUTH, the bride leaning upon the arm of her father and preceeded by her sister, Mrs. J. F. EGAN was matron of honor, marched down the aisle to the altar rail, where they were met by the groom and his brother Mr. LOUIS BRISLAWN as best man.  Within the altar enclosure then followed the beautiful and impressive marriage ceremony as instituted and practiced by the Catholic Church, united for life the happy young couple.  The bride's gown, the creation of her own hand, was of white taffeta under silk net and her veil was held in place by orange blossoms sent her from California.  Her bouquet was of white roses and white cyclamen.  The matron of honor wore a yellow messaline, trimmed in white lace and chiffon.  At the church entrance the newly weds were besieged by a host of relatives and friends eager to offer congratulations and best wishes.  At the home of the bride's parents which was lavishly decorated in green and white, a sumptuous wedding breakfast was served which included so many delicacies that it would be difficult to enumerate them all, suffice it to state that a magnificent bride's cake cut by the bride in generous slices was one of the many choice edibles that graced the well filled board and were partaken of by 36 guests which included the Rev. Father VER HAGEN, Rector of The Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, and the immediate relatives and a few of the numerous friends of the bride and groom. Following the feast the time till late afternoon was pleasantly spent in social converse enlivened by several piano and violin selections rendered the former by Miss MARGUERITE WILMER and the latter by Miss EUNICE KRECHT.  The bride at the solicitation of guests to sing responded with a number of selections, rendered in her usual charming manner, the accompaniments by Miss GUTH. The wedding presents were numerous and varied, many quite costly and useful.  Delivering of delayed presents  were being made almost continuously throughout the day by messenger service.  Mr. and Mrs. Brislawn left Spokane in the late afternoon on their wedding trip.  After December they will be at home at Burbank, Washington.  The parents of the bride and groom are pioneers in this part of the state.  That of the former settling in Spokane county in earlier days of its history.  Mr. Dempsey held the office of sheriff for two terms some years ago.  The daughter Mary, now Mrs. Brislawn was born and raised in Spokane and has a multitude of friends in that city as well as throughout the state.  She is a graduate of the Holy Names Academy, later took the musical course at the W. S. C. and was graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.  For the last two years she has been head of the musical department of the Wilbur school.  The groom's parents settle in Lincoln County in 1878 and have resided in the vicinity of Sprague and in Sprague continuously since that date.  Mathew Jr. the groom, is a native of Lincoln County and the fifth son in the family.  He was graduated from the engineering department of the W. S. C. and is stationed  for the past two years at Burbank, in the employ of the Burbank Irrigation Co. as engineer and water master.  The good will and best wishes of a host of friends follow the pathway of the young couple through life.  


The Sprague Advocate, Friday, Jan 12, 1917

   On Thursday Jan. 4th at Spokane in the Lady of the Lourdes Church, Rev. Fr. VERHAGEN united in Marriage Miss JOSIE KRYSKO of Spokane and MILES McCAFFERY of Sprague./  The couple came to Sprague on Friday and the present will locate in Sprague until the groom can find a farm when they will engage in that business. On Monday evening a dance and reception was given for the Newlyweds at the GEO. LEIGH home at which about 140 neighbors and friends assembled to meet the bride. Many Sprague people attended and report a most enjoyable time.  We extend congratulations and wish the young folks all kinds of happiness and success. (Sprague Advocate,  May 11, 1917. Miles McCaffery died on Wednesday evening last from the effects of a paralytic obstruction of the bowel.  He was born  July 5, 1881 at Sprague and was aged 35 years, 10 months and 4 days at death.  The funeral will be held this morning at 9 0'clock from the Catholic church and burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery.  Mr. McCaffery has lived all  his life in the Sprague vicinity and is known to nearly all of our readers.   On January 4, 1917, he was married to Miss JOSIE MCCROSKO of Spokane who survived him.  Other surviving relatives are the mother Mrs. ANN MCCAFFERY, four brothers JAMES, JOSEPH,  FRANK and JOHN and three sisters Mrs. GEO. LEIGH, Mrs. BERT BROWN and Mrs. THERESA HALL all of Sprague.)


Miss THERESA KELLER of Sprague and ARNOLD OULIN of Quincy were married at the Catholic Church here at 8 o'clock on Wednesday morning by Rev. Fr. FERLAND. A wedding dinner was served to a party of relatives and friends following the ceremony. Mrs. Oulin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. KELLER and the groom  is mail carrier on a rural route out of Quincy.  The couple left Wednesday morning for their home at Quincy taking with them the good wishes and congratulations of many friends. 


The Sprague Advocate, Jan 26, 1917

   Miss Virgie LEWIS of Colville became the bride of CHARLES POTTS of Sprague in Spokane on Wednesday afternoon.  The ceremony was performed by REV. KIRKMAN at his residence.  The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. HERBERT MARX.  They came to Sprague on Wednesday evening and after visiting for a time with relatives will settle down on the Potts ranch near Lamont.  Mrs. ROBERT POTTS mother of the groom attended the wedding.  We extend congratulations to the new family and trust that all their days may be blessed with contentment and prosperity.  



   Miss LILA MCCOY of Spokane and ROBERT H. MILLS of Ritzville former Sprague folks were married in Spokane on January 17, by Justice Stocker at the court house, with the bride was her sister Miss MAMIE and KARL ROSENHOFF of Ritzville with the groom.  The party reached home about 4 p.m. and advised the mother that they were married and after receiving the parental blessing from the mother, ( the father being in Seattle on a business trip) the party proceeded to Davenport where a few intimate friends joined them in a wedding dinner. Mrs. Mills is or was one of Sprague's favorite young ladies.  Ever sweet, modest and kind, she was generally beloved while the groom numbers among his friends nearly every one in this vicinity. We wish for them that life's journey may be like unto a long happy dream filled with genuine happiness and great success.  They will probably live in Ritzville where the groom is a rising young business man. 


The Sprague Advocate, Friday, Feb 16, 1917

   Miss MARGARET MOYLAN and LAMBERT J. MULLETT were married at St. Joseph's Academy here Saturday morning by Rev. Father FERLAND and immediately departed for Spokane.  Later they passed thru Sprague on their way to the coast on a ten days honeymoon trip.

   Mrs. Mullett is the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN MOYLAN and one of Sprague's most highly respected young ladies.  She is a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy, has taught school several years and has been recently been employed in her father's store, that of HERTRICH  & MOYLAN, two of the pioneer merchants of this city.  She is an ernest, conscientious young woman, active in church and society and generally admired. Mr. Mullett is the Secretary and Treasurer of the Farmers Supply Co. and energetic and capable young businessman with splendid prospects.  Both of the contracting parties have resided in this community, since childhood days the union affords much satisfaction to their many friends, and is their journey thru life is all their friends wish for them, it will be blessed indeed.  They will be at home to their friends in Sprague in about 10 days.  


The Sprague Advocate, Friday, Feb 23, 1917

   A wedding of interest to capital city residents will be solemnized Wednesday morning at 11 0'clock in the home of Mrs. J. L. BRAINERD in Williston, when her daughter, Miss MYRA HELEN STREET, will become the bride of JOHN P. CLINTON of this city.  Rev. Father O'NEILL of Williston, will read the serve.  Miss Street will be attended by Miss EDNA COLMAN of Fargo and D. A. LYONS of Minot will be Mr. Clinton's best man.   Only the immediate family of the Bride will be guests.  After a short wedding trip to the  twin cities, Mr. Clinton and his bride will reside in the Peron Court, where they will be at home to their friends after March 1.  The groom is manager of the Stacy Fruit company and a member of the board of the Commercial club.  He is one of the most promising young business men of the city and has made many friends since coming here over two years ago.  The bride has a number of friends in Fargo and this city where she has visited on several occasions.--Bismarck, North Dakota Paper. Mr. Clint is the son of Mrs. MARY Clinton formerly of Sprague and is known to many of our readers. 


The Sprague Advocate, Oct 21, 1920

The JAS. F. McCROSKEY home, five miles east of town was the scene of a pretty wedding last Saturday night when Miss LUCILE MCCROSKEY was united in marriage to OVERMAN I. HOWELL.  Guests to the number of 125 had assembled to witness the ceremony and congratulate the young people.  Mrs. FRED MCROSKEY at the piano playing Mendolssohn's Grand March as the wedding party entered.  The bride was attended by Miss EDNA TURNER of Davenport, one of her sorority sisters at the State College, and Miss THELMA COLE of Sprague. HAROLD MORGAN of Yakima, a sorority brother of the groom, was best man.  MARGARET MCCROSKEY, sister of the bride was flower girl and MARGERY HOAG of Spokane ring bearer.  The officiating minister was Rev. JONATHAN EDWARDS of Spokane, formerly of Sprague.  Preceding the ceremony Mrs. ERIC A. EGGE sang "At Dawn" and after the ceremony she favored with another selection "I Love You Truly".  After the ceremony and the congratulations had been offered the young people the guests were served delicious refreshments.   The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. H. McCroskey and is well known to all Sprague people.  The groom is the son of Mrs. CHAS. SQUIRES of Wilbur.  They left immediately for Portland for a honeymoon trip of a week or ten days.  On their return they will take up their residence at the McCroskey residence while Mr. McCroskey and his family will take up their residence in Sprague.  The groom is the owner of a tract of land adjoining the J. H. McCroskey ranch.


The Sprague Advocate, Nov 18, 1920

A quiet wedding occurred at the Chapel of St. Joseph's Academy Monday morning at 6:30 when BERTHA DOMITILLE, the only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. E. BiITTNER was united in marriage to JOHN DANIEL MCLAUGHLIN.  Rev. FERLAND, pastor of St. Mary's church officiating at the ceremony.  The Principles were attended by GODFREY BITTNER, a brother, of the bride and Miss FLORENCE MCLAUGHLIN, sister of the groom.  Only the immediate relatives and Mr. and Mrs. TED HOWELL, intimate friends of the young people were present at the ceremony and at the breakfast which was served immediately afterwards at the Dr. Bittner home.  Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin left shortly after the breakfast via motor for Spokane,.  They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Ted Howell, Miss Florence McLaughlin  and Eric Bittner.  From Spokane they will go eat visiting Milwaukee and points of interest.  Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin are well known here.  Mrs. McLaughlin has lived here all her life and has been very popular with the young people as well as with the older ones.....She will be greatly missed when they leave for Yakima where they expect to locate after Dec 1st.  Mrs. McLaughlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan McLaughlin has lived here for the last fifteen years, is very well liked and has proved himself a very worthy young man....


The Sprague Advocate, Dec 09, 1920

A pretty home wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. MELVILLE Friday Dec 03 at 4 o'clock when their eldest daughter, AMY NINA, became the wife of OSCAR W. KUHLMAN.  While Mrs. ARNO MELVILLE softly played the wedding march the bridal couple entered and took their places under an arch of ivy tied with bows and streamers of tulle accompanied by Mary and John Melville, brother and sister of the bride.  The marriage ceremony was pronounced by Rev. ALMENDINGER of the Evangelical church.  Immediately after the ceremony all were seated at a most delicious wedding. dinner.  The home was made beautiful with cut flowers and evergreens and the bride was gowned in charmeuse and carried Orphelia roses and among the gifts was a check for $500 from the bride's father as well as many other beautiful things for the new home from relatives and friends.  The following witnessed the ceremony:  Mr. and Mrs. W. W. MELVILLE and family, Mr. and Mrs. FRED ROSENZWEIG, Mr. and Mrs. JACK MCELROY, Mrs. R. L.  ROBERSON, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. SHIELDS, and Mr. and Mrs. ARNO MELVILLE.  Mr. and Mrs. Kuhlman will make their home with Mr. Kuhlman's uncle on the farm just west of Lamona.


The Davenport Time-Tribune  Nov 23, 1939

   HUGO ZAGELOW, son of Mr. and Mrs. PAUL ZAGELOW of Spokane, and DOROTHY SCHAFER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. SCHAFER of Odessa, were married Sunday afternoon at Odessa by the REV. J. P. FLEMMER.  The bride, a graduate of the Odessa high school worked in the county extension office in Davenport for a year prior to November 1, when she resigned and deturned(sp) to her home.  Mr. Zagelow, also an Odessa high school graduate operates a wheat farm north of that city.



   An application for a marriage license was filed in Seattle, Saturday, by PAT SCHLICTING, age 31, and BETTY FELLOWS, age 26, both of Seattle. Mr. Schlicting was born and reared in Davenport and graduated from high school here as one of the most out-standing athletes in the history of the school, being a member of the county and district championship basketball teams of 1925 and 1926 which took part in the state tournament.  He later was a player on the University of Washington basketball team.



   An application for a marriage license was filed here Monday by FRED TIMM, Harrington high school athlete coach....


The Davenport Time-Tribune, Oct 19, 1939


   An application for a marriage license was filled with the county auditor here yesterday by L. A. POWERS, age 23, and INISE MARTIN, age 19, both of Grand Coulee.  R. E. BAER of Davenport was their witness.


An application for a marriage license was filled with the Lincoln county auditor Tuesday morning by KENNETH E. COOK, age 27, of Eagle, Ida., and LILLIAN ROGERS, age 27, of Ritzville, Mrs. ANNA DONOVAN of Ritzville was their witness.


Miss ESTHER MILLER, whose engagement to WILLIAM GRAY of Waukon was recently announced, has chosen October 29 as the date of her wedding, which will take place at 4 p.m. on that date in the Presbyterian church at Reardan.  Miss Miller was graduated from Whitworth college in 1938.


Mrs. JOHN OTTMAR of Harrington was hostess at a kitchen shower at her home, Monday, honoring Mrs. RUBEN OTTMAR of Davenport.  Mrs. RUBEN OTTMAR, the former LAURA OCHS of this city, was married at Coeur d'Alene Oct 07.  Mr. and Mrs. OTTMAR reside in their newly constructed home on Bungalow Ridge here.



   CLYDE LEROY MCLAIN, age 23, and MARJORIE MAE SMITH, age 17, of Electric City, were married here Monday by the REV. T. EARL POINDEXTER, Methodist pastor. They secured a marriage license in Grant county.


The Sprague Advocate, Feb 08,1940

At a lovely wedding Miss BETTY CLARE BRISLAWN,  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. BRISLAWN, was united in marriage to JOHN GAFFNEY son of Mr. and Mrs. JOE GAFFNEY, at 9 o'clock, Tuesday morning, February 6th, at Nuptual Mass in Mary Queen of Heaven Church, with Rev. Father LEO GAFFNEY, S. J., of Sheridan, Oregon, officiating.  Father Gaffney is the groom's uncle.   Miss MARY EDNA DOOLY played the wedding march; Miss RUTH CLEMANS of La Crosse, sang Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria" and "Mass of the Little Flowers" by the Academy Choir.   The bride, given in marriage by her father, was beautiful in a white ribbed taffeta, colonial style gown, with a fingertip veil and carried a colonial  bouquet of brides roses and fushia.  Miss PEGGY BRISLAWN was her sister's bridesmaid and wore a blush pink ribbed taffeta, also of colonial design.   Leonard Gaffney, brother of the groom, was best man and MARCIAN BRISLAWN was usher.   Mrs. Brislawn, mother of the bride was dressed in green crepe with gold accessories and a corsage of talisman roses.  Mrs. Gaffney, groom's mother, wore black malteese, with a corsage of talisman roses.  Following the wedding a breakfast was served for the bridal party at the country home of the bride's parents.  At 12 noon a reception was held for about one hundred friends.  The Brislawn home was attractively decorated in pink and while flowers for the occasion.  Miss Mary Edna Dooly assisted in the gift room.  Ices were cut by Mrs. CLARENCE DOOLY and cakes by Mrs. J. C. HANFORD.  Those assisting with serving were RITA MCGOUGH, LOUISE KIRK, MARTHA JANE DOOLY, KAY MARTIN, RUTH BRISLAWN, BERNICE, BEATRICE AND ROSALIA GAFFNEY, PATRICIA THOMAS, FREIDA DANIALS, and DOROTHY AMEND.  The bride is one of Sprague's popular young ladies, having lived here all her life and attended the St. Joseph Academy.  She is a graduate of the Eastern Washington College of Education in Cheney and taught school in LaCrosse for some time, resigning her position there about the first of January.   The groom is also well known here and attended Gonzaga high school and university and later finished his schooling at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is now employed as a government engineer in Leavenworth, where the young couple will make their home.....Out of town guests attending the wedding were Mrs. STILLMAN MCDONALD, Miss RUTH CLEMANS, Miss MARIAN LAKEN, Miss PEGGY BRISLAWN of LaCrosse; Mr. and Mrs. CLETUS DANIAL and daughter DEA, Colfax; Mr. and Mrs. BILL AMEND, Rosalia; Mr. and Mrs. ED BRISLAWN, The Dalles, Ore; Mr. and Mrs. ORBIN SAUNDERS, Adams, Ore.; Miss IRENE ESCURE, JOHN H. BRISLAWN, Mrs. MOLLIE DAVIES, Miss BEATRICE MCDONALD, REV FATHER MARK GAFFNERY, S. J., BILL GAFFNEY all of Spokane; Miss MARGARET BRISLAWN, Miss MARY EDNA DOOLY, Pullman; Mrs. J. C. HANFORD, Oakesdale; Miss KAY MARTIN, Walla Walla;  Rev. Father LEO GAFFNEY, S. J. of Sheridan, Oregon and Mrs. TOM GAFFNEY of Kent, Wash...


The Sprague Advocate, Feb 14, 1940

Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE R. MILLER of Amber announce the marriage of their daughter CLAIRE to MASON LONGMIRE of Medical Lake.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. STANTON at the Methodist parsonage in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho on Tuesday, February 6 at 11:30 a.m. with the bride's parents as witnesses at the services.   Mrs. Longmire is well known in Sprague, having graduated in music at St. Joseph's Acad3emy and the Sprague high school class of '36.  She attended Eastern Washington College of Education for two years and since that time has been employed at the Custodial School at Medical Lake, where Mr. Longmire is athletic instructor at the state institution.  He is a member of a pioneer family at Yelm, Washington.  The young couple are spending a few days on the coast after which they will live at Medical Lake..


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