The Porum Journal Marriages

The Porum Journal July 11, 1919
Henry Rattler and Miss. Lucy Fowler were united in Marriage at Muskogee last Thursday after noon. This marriage was the culmination of a courtship extending over a period of more than a year. The groom is in the ice business here and the bride has for over a year worked as operator for the Porum Telephone Co.

August 1, 1919
Miss Beulah Carpenter of Waldron, Arkansas and John Edgar Burk of this city were united in marriage at Muskogee last Saturday afternoon. The bride is well known here having made this place her home for a number of years.

August 15, 1919
Minnie Helton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Helton, of Porum and John M. Jordon of Haskell were united in marriage at Muskogee last Thursday afternoon. The happy young couple will make their home in Haskell where the groom owns a restaurant. Accept our very best wishes.

August 29, 1919
Miss Gussie Pool, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Pool, and Rees Hayden, who a short time ago came here from Kansas and purchased one of the Vinzant farms, were united in marriage at Muskogee last Thursday afternoon. The bride is one of Porum's finest young ladies and the groom an energetic and successful young farmer.

Miss Ora Hicks, formerly of Porum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Hicks, Hon, AR and Fred W. Newman were united in marriage on the 10th, day of this month according to a letter from Mr. Hicks. A large number of relatives and friends attended the ceremony.

Monday night at eleven o'clock Rev. Hoole, pastor of the Methodist Church, was called upon to go to the home of John Sexton, two and one-half miles northeast of town, to unite Margaret Sexton, 17 and Noah V. Laremore, 21 in marriage. The pastor always willing to lead a helping hand agreed to go and the editor drove him out to the Sexton home. At exactly 12:15 the ceremony was finished, groom grinned sheepishly, the bride smiled sweetly and we went home.

September 7, 1919
Miss Emma Pool and Mr. Wm. Phillips were married at Wagoner, OK, Tuesday, Aug. 26. Miss Pool is the daughter of A. C. Pool living northwest of town. Mr. Phillips is well known, as he is a native of this country. He was in the army and has only recently returned from France.

September 12, 1919
G. W. Stout, discharged sailor and Mrs. Martha Byrd, were united in marriage Monday night.

October 17, 1919
An announcement was received at this office Tuesday of the marriage of Miss Lena Wilkerson and Mr. Wilbur Ralph Vaughn of last Saturday, October 11th, at Webbers falls, the home of the bride. Mrs. Vaughan is well know in Porum and has many friends here.

February 20, 1920
Burrell Camp "city slicked" the Briartown and Porum people last week and went to Green Wood, Arkansas, where he took unto himself a wife. The young couple will live at Briartown where Mr. Camp will farm.

April 2, 1920
Ora Powell, 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Powell, of Porum and Frank Stevenson of Webbers Falls wee married at Stigler last Thursday morning.

April 23, 1920
Rev. J. H. Hammer of this city united Heber P. Battles, county superintendent of schools, of Porum and Miss Hazel Cory of Muskogee in marriage at Eufaula Monday night. Mr. Battles is well and favorably know throughout the county and the bride until recently had been working in the Guaranty National Bank here and by her charming personality had be made a host of friends.

May 5, 1920 (Ross News)
Miss Vera Keith, who lives near Ross, and Mr. Fred Loudermilk of Briartown, were married in Muskogee last Saturday.

May 21, 1920
Invitations were received here the latter part of last week to the wedding of Matilda Blanche Turner and James Otho Camp. The wedding occurred at the home of the bride's sister in Atchison, Kansas, on Saturday evening, May 15th. The bride attended school here during the 1917 -18 term and her sister, Miss Pearl Turner was principal of our school that year. The groom during the war served in the U. S. Navy. The young couple will probably live on a farm at Briartown.

June 18, 1920
We failed to mention last week the marriage of Ross Smith, Porum contractor, to Miss Marie Karch of Warner. Rev. Moore of Eufaula performed the marriage ceremony a week ago last Saturday. The groom is well and favorably known in this community and the bride had been a successful schoolteacher near Warner for the past several years.

Mr. Wilford Merritt and Miss Mae French sprung a surprise on their many friends by traveling to Stigler last Thursday and visiting the Court Clerk. They were married by Rev. W. H. Holloway, and returned to Porum, where they will make their home.

August 20, 1920
Miss Liece Verdun and George Gibson were united in marriage at Muskogee last Thursday.

December 10, 1920
Rev. Vaughn married Clarence Malone and Polly Paris living four miles south of here Sunday at the home of Claude Swaggerty.

April 22, 1921
Miss Eula Webb and Mr. Claude J. Dodge of this city were united in marriage at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. J. C. Mulhall, in Okmulgee, Sunday, Rev Walters, pastor of the Presbyterian Church officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Webb of this city. She has grown to womanhood here. The groom has been a resident of Boynton of the past year and a half, coming her for Porum, his former home.

Cecil Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Phillips, and Miss Ketie Whitley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jap Whitley, were united in marriage at Wagoner last Sunday. Both of these young people are well and favorably known here.

John Phillips and Beulah Nickel, young people living east of Porum, were married in Muskogee last Saturday. The groom had been attending High School in Porum and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Nickel.

June 10, 1921
Justice Price united O. L. Stockstill and Miss Vesal V. Nichols, both of Porum, in marriage last Saturday morning.

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