Union County Marriages/Anniversaries B

Copyright 1999 Janine M. Bork


Unless denoted by a donor's name, these are marriages/anniversaries I have taken from microfilm of old newspapers I received through interlibrary loan from the University of Oregon. My many thanks to them. They do a great service. If you have any marriages/anniversaries you can donate, please drop a line to Janine M. Bork.Your information can help others.


Ross BADGER / Erma WEBB

Van O. BAILEY / Ruth HARRISON

Baker Marriages

R.F. BALLINGAL / Ada Jane HART

William BARTON / Sarah McCAULEY

Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary - Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bay

H.D. BEAN / Jennie McMILLAN

Edwin BECKER / Bertha GENT Marriage

W.D. BEIDELMAN / Mrs. Minnie ODELL

Homer BERCHMYER / Cora May SAUNDERS/SANDERS

Arthur BERRY / Della WALL Marriage

F. Dean BIDWELL / Edith JACOBSON

G.W. BIGGERS / Moltie M. McCLURE

Thomas BILLS / Amy MASON Marriage

Henry BISHOP / Mattie D. GOLDING Marriage

W.W. BLACK / Nellie WESTERBAKE

W.B. BLAKESLEE / Lizzie JACKSON

F. BLOCH / F. YOUNG

Potter BLOOM / Louisa UTZ

Axel P. BOHN / Sada BRAXTON

Ferdinand BOSCH / Bertha WARFIELD

Ira J. BOSEY / Julia C. LeBean

A.R. BOSWELL / Stella M. REEL Marriage

James A. BOZARTH / Annie G. BARNES

John BRANT Jr. / Mrs. Nell Beatrice McMAKIN

F.P. BRICK / Mary E. SMITH

BROOKS Marriages

Frank BROWNE / Jennie SHERRICK

Wallis BRUNDSON / Maggie ALEXANDER

J.W. BUELL / Carrie MAGRUDER Marriage

Chas. C. BULL / Muriel GOODNOUGH Marriage

Johnie BURCH / Fannie MOODY

George BURD / Mrs. Fannie GOODSPEED

Arch BURFORD / Lula DAVIS

W.P. BURLEIGH / E.D. HUGHS

BURNAUGH Marriages

Clarence BURRIS / Hazel PETERSON

Claude Leland BUSICK / Edna DAVIS

Arthur BUSSEARS / Nora MERRITT Marriage

Adron BUTTERFIELD / Pearl SUMMER

Oscar BUTZIEN / Mary E. WILLIAMS

T.F. BYNG / Ida L. BURRILL


Ross BADGER / Erma WEBB

Married - At the home of the bride's parents, Union, Oregon, Tuesday, April 17, 1906, Bishop England officiating, Mr. Ross Badger and Miss Erma Webb

Donated by Larry Rader

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Word has been received from Portland that Miss Ruth Harrison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Harrison, and Van O. Bailey, of Portland, were married at Portland last Saturday, January 3. Mrs. Bailey was one of Wolf Creek's most popular young ladies and Mr. Bailey, who worked here last summer, made many friends here, and they have the best wishes of the entire community for a long and happy married life.

North Powder News
Saturday, January 10, 1925

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Married

BALLINGAL - HART - At the Union City Hotel, February 21, 1889, by Rev. L.J. Booth, Mr. R.F. Ballingal and Miss Ada Jane Hart, both of Baker county.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Thursday February 28, 1889

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William Barton / Sarah McCauley

William Barton and Miss Sarah McCauley, of Ladd canyon were united in marriage on Tuesday by justice Wilson.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
December 26, 1889

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MARRIED FIFTY YEARS

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bay, Man and Wife Fifty Years Yesterday

Yesterday was the fiftieth anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bay. Fifty years as man and wife, fifty years as father and mother, fifty years of joys and sorrows share and share alike, fifty years of home building. This is a record few lived to attain, but such is their history.

They were married in a little town in Wayne county, Iowa, Feb. 13, 1852. They started west in 1861 and in 1862 they wintered in Auburn, at that time the county seat of Baker county. In 1863 they came to La Grande and have since resided here, a period of nearly forty years.

They have raised a family of six, four daughters and two sons, all honored and respected men and women. Mr. and Mrs. Bay are both active and well and bid fair to enjoy many more years of happy life amid their sons and daughters and the merry laughter of twenty two grandchildren. Their childrens names are as follows. Mrs. Susan Robinson, Mrs. Emma Grant, Mrs. Mary Goodnough, Mrs. Issa Winkler and Messrs. David and John Bay.

LA GRANDE MORNING OBSERVER, Thursday, 13 Feb 1902, Page 1.

Submitted by Robert C. Bull

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Married

McMILLAN - BEAN:-At Joseph, Sept. 30, at the residence of the bride, H.D. Bean to Miss Jennie McMillan.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
October 4, 1888

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Edwin Becker / Bertha Gent

Married - Sunday, July 2, 1905, Mr. Edwin Becker and Miss Bertha Gent, S.M. Goff, justice of peace officiating.

Elgin Recorder Friday July 7, 1905

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Beidelman - Odell

W.D. Beidelman, of Union, and Mrs. Minnie Odell, of Portland were married at the residence of W.A. Winters in La Grande at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Cullison, of Union, performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Beidelman came at once to Union by auto and will make their home here.

The wedding was a great surprise to the many friends of the contracting parties in Union, and Mr. and Mrs. Beidelman have been overwhelmed with the good wishes of old acquantances since the news of the wedding reached here.

The Republican adds its blessing and best wishes for the happiness and success of the newly-married pair.

May 15, 1917

Donated by Larry Rader

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Married

Cora May Saunders, daughter of our esteemed townsman, W.R. Sanders was married to Homer Berchmyer of Huntington, at that place, Friday, the 9th inst.

Mr. Sanders went to Huntington Tuesday to visit his daughter and was present at the wedding.

Mr. Berchmyer is a prosperous young farmer and has taken his wife home to their fine farm near town.

North Powder News
Saturday November 17, 1917

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Arthur Berry / Della Wall

Married - In La Grande, January 13, 1906, Mr. Arthur Berry and Miss Della Wall. The contracting parties are residents of Imbler and will make their home in that section.

Elgin Recorder Friday January 19, 1906

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Jacobson - Bidwell

F. Dean Bidwell and Miss Edith Jacobson were married Friday evening September 5 at St. Stephens Episcopal rectory in Baker, Rev. L.G.H. Williams performed the ceremony. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Bidwell and the bride the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jacobson. Both are popular here and their many friends will be glad to know they will continue to reside in North Powder. For the present they will make their home at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bidwell.

North Powder News
Saturday, September 12, 1925

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Married

BIGGERS - McCLURE: - At the residence of the bride's parents near LaGrande, June 9th, 1880 by P.A. Mahaffey, J.P., Dr. G.W. Biggers of Baker City to Miss Moltie M. McClure of Union County.

The thought has often possessed us to inquire of "Dock" as to his extensive practice in that portion of country between Union and La Grande but now we "tumble to the racket." Dr. and his fair bride started on Wednesday for atour to the Willamette, intending to visit his mother at Scio, Linn Co. The happy couple will return in July and probably locate in the city of Union.

Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
June 12, 1880

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Thomas Bills / Amy Mason

Married - In this city Monday evening, November 14, 1904, Mr. Thos. Bills and Miss Amy Mason. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H.L. Willis in the Christian church. The contracting parties are well known young people of this city and have a host of friends who join The Recorder in extending congratulations.

Elgin Recorder Friday November 18, 1904

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Henry Bishop / Mattie D. Golding

Married in this city March 22, 1903, Mr. Henry Bishop and Miss Mattie D. Golding, Rev. Harry Benton officiating. The newly wedded couple are well known residents of this section and have a large circle of friends who extend their hearty congratulations.

Elgin Recorder Friday March 27, 1903

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Married

BLACK-WESTERBAKE:-At the Union City hotel May 3rd, W.W. Black of La grande and Miss Nellie Westerbake of Huntington, Rev. L.J. Boothe, officiating.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
May 8, 1890

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Married

At the residence of W.T. Wright on Thursday, the 20th., inst. by Rev. Mr. Kay, Mr. W.B. BLAKESLEE to MISS LIZZIE JACKSON.

We wish the happy young couple all manner of success, enjoyment and happiness and may the shinning briliancy of perfection ever place its crown of honor upon the heads of the happy couple.

Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
December 22, 1877

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Married

at the residence of mr. Robert Cates on Sunday 30th., inst. by M.P. Finley. Mr. "Ferd" Block and F. Young.

The elegant reception rooms were delightly illuminated for the occassion and the hush of expectancy subscribing the arrival was broken only by the ominous rustle of oyster cans and clerical aspirations, never was fairer scenes presented to Minerva's classic eyes; never were the smiles of the Oriental muse involved upon worthier proteges than those who formed the central figures of the bridal drap, standing expectantly before the officiating potentate. The bride, a blond of the purest type, concentrated admirably with groom, - a tall, a handsome brunette. The ceremony being over an excellent supper succeeded, and all went merry as a marriage bed till 10 p.m., when we were awakened in the consciousness that 'twer better to leave the happy pair alone. Returning very many thanks to Mr. Cates and his estimable lady for their kind and generous hospitality, we then made our adieus and were soon wending our way homeward.

NO BOUQUETS

Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
January 5, 1878

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Married

BLOOM-UTZ-At M.E. Parsonage, May 27, Potter Bloom to Louisa Utz.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
June 5, 1890

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POPULAR LOCAL COUPLE MARRIED IN PENDLETON

Miss Sada Braxton and Axel P. Bohn both of this city, were married in Pendleton Tuesday. They left immediately after the ceremony by motor for Seaside where they will spend several days before returning to North Powder where they will make their home.

North Powder News
Saturday, July 11, 1925

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Miss Bertha Warfield Is Bride Of Ferdinand Bosch

Miss Bertha Warfield, niece of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Warfield of this city, and Ferdinand Bosch of Wingville were united in marriage by Rev. A.L. Wilson, pastor of the Community church on Wednesday evening.

North Powder News
Friday, June 10, 1932

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Ira J. Bosey of this city and Julia C. LeBean of Baker were married Tuesday afternoon of this week at Baker, Judge J.L. Dodson performing the ceremony. Mr. Basey is employed on the state highway as paving inspector.

North Powder News
Saturday, January 22, 1921

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A.R. Boswell / Stella M. Reel Marriage

Married - At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. Nat. Hudson, in Cove, Oregon, on August 30, 1899, Mr. A.R. Boswell and Miss Stella M. Reel, G.W. Prillaman, J.P. officiating. No cards: After congratulations by relatives and Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Grace, who were visiting guests, and the enjoyment of a breakfast, the groom departed for Sumpter to prepare a home for his bride in the coming Denver of the west.

Mrs. Boswell, as we must now call her, has been from early childhood a member of our family and has been a compositor and foreman in the Ledger office since its establishment. She will continue to remain with us awhile before going to her new home.

Cove Ledger Thursday Augsut 31, 1899

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Married

By E.S. McComas, J.P. at Union, December 31st., JAMES A. BOZARTH to ANNIE G. BARNES.

Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
January 5, 1878

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United in Marriage

John Brant, Jr., of North Powder, and Mrs. Neil Beatrice McMakin, of Union, were united in marriage November 26 at 1 o'clock by Justice A.C. Williams. - La Grande Observer.

Newspaper article - 1919

Donated by Larry Rader

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Married

At the residence of the bride's father in the Middle Wallowa Valley, May 14, 1880, by the Rev. J.A. Hunter, Mr. F.P. Brick to Miss Mary E. Smith

Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
May 29, 1880

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Married

At the residence of G.W. Ames in North Union, on the evening of June 15th, 1880, by Rev. C.R. Shields, Mr. Frank Browne, to Miss Jennie Sherrick.

This was a remarkable wedding and one in which true love was a prominent feature. We have known but few cases in which love has been separated for four or five years and then joined in matrimony. And frequently have we thought of this as by Frank's order, we would direct a SENTINEL to Miss Jennie Sherrick, Denver City, Colorado. Miss Sherrick arrived from Denver on the 7th inst. and as the time and place mentioned a number of friends witnessed the nuptuals of the young couple and wished them bon voyage, long life and happiness.

Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
June 19, 1880

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Wallis Brundson / Maggie Alexander

A Home Wedding

Miss Maggie Alexander and Mr. Wallis Brundson were married yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Alexander, at 2007 Second street, Upton H. Gibbs, rector of St. Peter's church, officiating. None but relatives and a few intimate friends were present. Mrs. J.H. Walters of Starbuck, a sister of the bride, and Miss Olive Cockrell and Mr. John Van Houten of Union, were the out-of-town guests. The young people left last night for a bridal trip to Portland and will then go to Starbuck to make their home.

June 18, 1909

Donated by Larry Rader

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J.H. Buell / Carrie Magruder

BUELL - MAGRUDER - In this city, Thursday, November 24, 1904, Mr. J.H. Buell and Miss Carrie Magruder, Rev. W.H. Willis officiating.

Elgin Recorder Friday December 2, 1904

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MARRIED

Miss Muriel Goodnough, and Mr. Chas. C. Bull were married in La Grande Wednesday evening, April 24, 1907. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Goodnough, of this city, and is one of the popular and highly esteemed young ladies of the community. For several months she held the position of an assistant of the county clerk. Mr. Bull has been a resident of La Grande for the past two years during which time he has been in the service of the O. R. & N. Company. Mr. and Mrs. Bull will take a wedding trip of a month on a visit in the east.

THE LA GRANDE CHRONICLE
Friday, 26 Apr 1907, Page 1.

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Wedding of Charles Bull and Muriel Goodnough
SOCIETY

A prettier wedding has seldom, if ever taken place in La Grande than that of Charles Bull to Miss Muriel Goodnough, which was solemnized yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock in St. Peter's church. The sacred edifice was tastefully decorated with peach and cherry blossoms, the color scheme being pink and white with a touch of yellow. At 3:30 the invited friends began to arrive and soon filled the pews. Promptly at 4 o'clock, to the strains of the Lohengrin march, the bride leaning on her father's arm and preceded by the ushers and her sister, Miss Bessie Goodnough as bridesmaid, entered the church and marched to the chancel steps, where they were met by the groom and his best man, James Walnum. Then followed the first part of he service which constitutes the betrothal, after which the beautiful marriage hymn, "O, Perfect Love," was sung by Miss Jean McDonald, and the bridal party proceeded to the altar rails where the remainder of the solemn rites were said. The register was then signed by the bride with the best man and bridesmaid as witnesses. This having been done, they passed out, while Miss McDonald played the Mendelssohn wedding march.

A reception was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Goodnough at 5 o'clock. Much amusement was caused when the brides's cake was cut and served, in who should get the coin, ring and thimble. When the bride threw the bouquet it was caught by her cousin, Miss Winkler. The wedding presents were numerous and elegant, testifying to the popularity and esteem which the bride enjoys among her host of friends.

The wedding dress was a beautiful creation of net over silk and trimmed with exquisite lace and satin ribbon. With this a veil was worn, ornamented with a spray of lilies of the valley, and the bouquet was composed of white carnations and tulips. The bridesmaid wore a very pretty dress of lavender trimmed with lace. She carried pink carnations.

Mr. and Mrs. Bull left on the eastbound train for Independence, Kansas, where Mr. Bull's mother lives. They will visit there a few weeks before returning to La Grande. Mr. Bull is a fireman on the passenger run between here and Umatilla. He has lived in La Grande about two years, and is deservedly popular with his many friends and associates in the railroad service. The bride needs no introduction as she was born and brought up in this city. She has for the past year been an assistant at the county clerk's office. The Observer joins in the chorus of congratulations and good wishes which followed the happy couple.

LA GRANDE OBSERVER,
Thursday, 25 Apr 1907.
(Newspaper clipping in scrapbook)

Submitted by Robert C. Bull

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Mr. Johnie Burch, of this place, and Miss Fannie Moody of Eagle valley were united in the bonds of holy matrimony at Pine on New Year's day. The happy couple will make their home near Carson, where Mr. B. has prepared a small but snug mansion for his bride. The pencil pusher joins many friends in wishing many, many happy returns of the day in their new life.

- Pete

Eastern Oregon Republican
Saturday January 12, 1895

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Married
Burd-Goodspeed

At La Grande on Saturday June 22nd by Clay Ellsworth, j.p. Mr. George Burd and Mrs. Fannie Goodspeed. The REPUBLICAN joins with their many friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Burd a prosperous and happy voyage through life.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
27, June 1889

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Ashby - Burdette

Miss Jessie Ashby and Robert R. Burdette were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage in Baker, last Sunday Afternoon. The young couple are well known here and popular members of the younger set. Both have lived in this vicinity all their lives. Mr. Burdette recently returned from France, where he served with the aviation forces, and was one of the first to respond for service when war was declared.

Mr. and Mrs. Burdette returned to North Powder Tuesday and will be at home to their friends within a short time in the Maharry property where they will reside.

North Powder News
Saturday, June 28, 1919

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Burford - Davis

Arch Barford (sic) and Lula Davis, both of High Valley were married at the Methodist parsonage in La Grande Saturday last and will make their home in High Valley. Both young people are well known in High Valley and Union, where many friends wish them well.

October 14, 1916

Donated by Larry Rader

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Married

At Alder, Jan. 1st, 1880 by T.H. Veasy, J.P. at the residence of T.H. Hughs, W.P. Burleigh to Miss E.D. Hughs.

Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
January 17, 1880

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Hazel Peterson and Clarence Burris were married at La Grande last Thursday. They will reside at La Grande where Mr. Burris is employed by the railroad.

North Powder News
Saturday, November 15, 1919

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Wedding Bells

Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Davis announce the marriage of their daughter Edna to Mr. Claude Leland Busick, Wednesday the 12th of September at Union, Oregon. Mr. Davis, the bride's father is a prosperous farmer and stockman of this community, well and favorably known.

The groom is a successful young pharmacist of Union. The News joins their numerous friends in wishing the young people a long and happy life together.

Mr. and Mrs. Busick will be at home in Union after October the 1st.

North Powder News
Saturday September 15, 1917

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Arthur Bussears / Nora Merritt

Married, at the residence of the bride's parents in this city, March 6th, 1904. Mr. Arthur Bussears and Miss Nora Merritt, Judge E.B. Morelock officiating. The newly wedded couple are well known and respected young residents of this section and have a large circle of friends who join in congratulations.

Elgin Recorder Friday March 11, 1904

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Adron Butterfield / Pearl Summer

Married - In this city, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1905, Mr. Adron M. Butterfield to Miss Pearl Summer, Justice Goff, officiating.

Elgin Recorder Friday September 8, 1905

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Married

Mr. Oscar Butzien, of Hampton, Oregon, and Miss Mary E. Williams, of Union, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Williams, were married at the home of the bride's parents in Union Sunday morning last at 7 o'clock, and took the morning train for Hampton, the home of the groom. Following the ceremony was a sumptuous wedding breakfast. The bride is well known in Union, where many friends will wish the young people a long life and much joy. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Cullison of the Methodist church.

Donated by Larry Rader

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Married

BYNG - BURRILL - At the Centennial hotel in this city, February 25, 1889 by R.F. Wilson, J.P. Mr. T.F. Byng and Miss Ida L. Burrill, both of Hilgard.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Thursday February 28, 1889

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