Union County Marriages/Anniversaries M

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.


Edson McCANSE / Lydia SAILER

W.B. McCURRY / Vesta GIBBS

John C. McEWAN / Rose NICHOLSON

William McKAY / Sarah Jane RIGGS

Joseph McKEE / Ruth MYRICK

George McKINNEY / Frances SIMONIS

William McKINNEY / Susie NICE

Walter McLEOD / Maggie CHRISTIANSEN

Dr. W.D. McMILLAN / Evelyn SEEMAN

George E. MAAS / Mae BUTTERFIELD

John MAHAFFEY / Della DEAL

E.J. MARTIN / Minnie C. BOREN

Chester E. MAY / Eudora HARRISON

Charles MAYS / Maud WADE

G.C. MERCER / Velma Faye ELLIS

Clarance MERRITT / Margaret BARNES

John MEYERS / Corday NORVAL

J.D. MILES / Mertie RICKER

Arthur A. MILLER / Belle SPRAY

Clarence MILLER / Zylpha SKIFF

Jesse L. MILLER / Winnifred HYSSOP

John MILLER / Edith LACY

J.W. MINNICK / Mary VASS

Joseph F. MOFFITT / Allie C. CURRY

Edgar MOORE / Florence MORGAN

H.H. MOORE / Winnie DENNEY

Omer MOORE / Nellie TAULSEN

H.L. MORELAND / Maggie SMITH

Willis A. MOSS / Mary E. SIMS

C.A. MOXLEY / M.A. GWIN

Clide MYERS / Millie ELMER


Sailer - McCanse

Miss Lydia Sailer and Edson McCanse were married at Canby, Oregon, November 2. Mr. McCanse is a prosperous young farmer of Clover Creek, and his bride was a teacher in the La Grande schools last year. The couple are at home to their many friends on the groom's ranch in Clover Creek.

North Powder News
Saturday, November 7, 1925

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McCURRY - GIBBS
Married Saturday at La Grande - Leave for Idaho

W.B. McCurry and Vesta Gibbs were married at La Grande last Saturday morning with Grace Goff and Paul Dahlstrom acting as witnesses.

The young couple then left on a honeymoon trip to Idaho where they will probably locate as Mr. McCurry disposed of his interest in the motion picture business to his partner Paul Dahlstrom, before leaving. The young couple have many friends here who extend best wishes for their future happiness.

North Powder News
Saturday, April 3, 1920

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John C. McEwan / Rose Nicholson

Married - In this city, April 12th, 1904, Mr. John C. McEwan and Miss Rose Nicholson, Rev. Harry Benton officiating. The newly wedded couple are well known young people of this city and have a large circle of friends who will join with The Recorder in extending congratulations.

Elgin Recorder Friday April 15, 1904

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Social Notes

A wedding which will be of interest to many North Powder residents occurred in Baker last Sunday afternoon when Sarah Jane Riggs and William McKay were united in marriage, Judge J.L. Dodson officiating. The ceremony was performed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hopper on Elm street. The bride was gowned in a simple going away suit and carried white carnations. White carnations were used in the decorating scheme. Following the ceremony a delightful luncheon was served. Mr. and Mrs. McKay will reside in Baker.

North Powder News
Saturday, February 19, 1921

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Jos. McKee / Ruth Myrick

Married - At the M.E. parsonage in Union, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1898, Mr. Joseph McKee and Miss Ruth Myrick, both of Cove. Their many friends ehre join us in wishing them a long and prosperous journey through life. Mr. McKee is the head miller in the flouring mills in Cove, and they will reside here where the bride was raised.

Cove Ledger Thursday December 22, 1898

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SIMONIS - M'KINNEY

Miss Frances Simonis and Mr. George McKinney were united in marriage last Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. The ceremony was read by Rev. Father O'Hagan of the Catholic church at the rectory rooms in North Powder. The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Simonis and has resided here all her life, and is well known and popular among the young folks. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. McKinney of Wolf creek. The young couple have not decided definitely on their future plans, and for the present are located in North Powder.

North Powder News
Saturday, February 26, 1921

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M'KINNEY - NICE

Miss Susie Nice and Mr. William McKinney were united in marriage last Monday afternoon in Baker. The ceremony took place at the Rectory, Father Hagan of the Catholic church officiating. Mrs. McKinney is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nice of this city, and has resided here practically all her life. Mr. McKinney is one of Wolf Creek's young ranchers. The young couple are making their home at present at the McKinney ranch on Wolf creek.

North Powder News
Saturday, February 5, 1921

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Walter McLeod / Maggie Christiansen

At the home of the groom's parents in this city, Wednesday evening, June 21, 1905, occurred the marriage of mr. Walter S. McLeod and Miss Maggie Olive Christiansen. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S.A. Parker. The relatives and a number of invited guests were present. After the ceremony was performed a wedding supper was served. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. N.C. McLeod and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Christiansen. Both have grown up in Elgin and have a host of friends who wish them a happy life. They received many beautiful and useful presents.

Elgin Recorder Friday June 23, 1905

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McMillan-Seemann

LaGrande Observer.

Last Saturday evening Dr. W.D. McMillan and Miss Evelyn Seemann, both of this city, were very quietly married at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. and Mrs. S.W. Seemann. The home was neatly decorated, but otherwise there was nothing suggestive of elaborateness. Only relatives and a few friends of the bride and groom were present. The ceremony was performed by the bride's father. The groom is a popular young dentist of this city. The bride is the accomplished daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Seemann and has a host of friends in this city. Mr. and Mrs. McMillan will be at home at once in their temporary home on Seventh street.

(The many friends of these young people in Union wish Mr. and Mrs. McMillan a long life and much joy in the new relation.)

March 7, 1908

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Maas-Butterfield

The marriage of Mr. George E. Maas and Miss Mae Butterfield took place at the residence of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Butterfield, at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, November 6, Rev. H.C. Cockrum, of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Following a sumptuous wedding breakfast, Mr. and Mrs. Maas left for Athena, to be absent a week or ten days, after which they will be at home in Union. Only members of the family and intimate friends were present at the wedding. The Republican joins the scores of friends of these young people in wishing them a long life and much joy.

1912

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Married

MAHAFFEY-DEAL:-In this city, April 16, John Mahaffey to Miss Della Deal, both of La Grande, Rev. L.J. Boothe officiating.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Union
Thursday April 17, 1890

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Married at Lincoln, Ill., E.J. Martin and Minnie C. Boren, both of that city. The groom is a son of Mrs. L.J. Martin of this city.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Wednesday, November 21, 1894

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May - Harrison

A wedding took place at the courthouse at Baker Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. of interest to North Powder people when County Judge Charles E. Baird performed the ceremony that joined for life Miss Eudora Harrison and Chester E. May, both of this city. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Scoffield.

The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Ira Harrison and was born and has lived in North Powder all her life. She attended the local school. The groom is well known in this community, the son of E.F. May. They will make their home in North Powder.

North Powder News
Friday, June 24, 1932

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Charles Mays / Maud Wade

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

Elgin Recorder Friday March 10, 1903

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G.C. MERCER MARRIED TO PORTLAND GIRL

On Monday, June 14, at the home of the brides parents, at Portland, Velma Faye Ellis, became the bride of G.C. Mercer, of North Powder, Ore., Rev. Carl Dunn officiated before a group of relatives and friends.

The fireplace, banked with ferns and roses, served as a background for an impressive ceremony.

Miss Reta Ellis attended the bride as maid of honor, Miss Hester Ellis as bride's maid, John McFee acted as best man, Eloise Carlson flower girl, and Ruth Massey was ringbearer.

A buffet supper was served with Mrs. H. Springmier, Mrs. J. Edwards, Mrs. V. Peterson and Mrs. J. Carlson presiding. The bride and groom left for a two months auto trip, visiting in California, Yellowstone park of Washington.

The newly married pair will make their home in North Powder, but will spend the coming school year at Weston, where the groom will resume his work at principal of schools.

North Powder News
Saturday, June 27, 1925

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Clarance Merritt / Margaret Barnes

Married - In this city, Sunday, October 1, 1905, Clarance Merritt and Miss Margaret Barnes. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Merritt and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barnes

Elgin Recorder Friday October 6, 1905

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WEDDING BELLS
A Number of Happy Hearts Joined Together for Life.

The following marriages have been celebrated in Union and Union county the past few days:
John Meyers and Miss Corday Norval, at the residence of the bride's grandparents near Summerville, December 23, Rev. Koontz officiating.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Saturday, December 29, 1894

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MILES - RICKER: - At Baker City, November 14, J.D. Miles, of Medical Springs and Mertie Ricker, of Malheur City, Rev. Esther Heinrich officiating.

The ceremony was performed at Hotel Warshaner, Miss Nellie Miles and Mr. Arthur Curtis stood with the happy couple, many wishes and congratulations were given them. On Sunday the 22nd the infair(?) dinner was given the young couple at the residence of P.H. Miles of Big Creek. A number of invited guests were present at 2 o'clock all were invited to the dining room. Such cheer, the table was literally groaning under the weight of delicious eatables and such a dinner, it would of made even the Editor of the REPUBLICAN'S mouth water. All the delicacies of the season - turkey, chicken, mince pie, cake and other good things to numerous to mention. Every one enjoyed themselves even the happy couple ate like common folks, but all things must come to an end even a good dinner. Many good wishes were given to the young couple. May their wedded life be one of unalloyed happiness was the wish of all as well as

DICK THE TRAMP

Eastern Oregon Republican
Thursday November 26, 1891

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Married

Mr. Arthur A. Miller and Miss Belle Spray, both of Union, were married at la Grande, last Sunday afternoon by Justice D.C. Kelly. The happy couple returned to Union the same evening and have commenced houskeeping like old people.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
November 1, 1888

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Miller - Skiff

The marriage of Mr. Clarence Miller and Miss Zylpha Skiff of Union occurred at La Grande Tuesday evening of this week. Both young people are well known in Union, the bride being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Skiff. The young people will locate at Baker for the present. The good wishes of many friends go with them.

Newspaper article June 22, 1917

Donated by Larry Rader

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MILLER-HYSSOP

On Tuesday morning, Sept. 10 the marriage took place of Miss Winnifred Hyssop, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hyssop, to Mr. Jesse L. Miller, both of this city. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.F. Burns at Knox church, only the immediate relatives being present. The bride is well known in Lethbridge, having been born here, receiving her public and high school education in this city after which she took the degree of B.A. at the Alberta University in Edmonton, where she has many friends. Mr. Miller is also well known in Lethbridge, having lived here some time, and having extensively engaged in farming and stockraising. Mr. and Mrs. Miller left by motor for a trip to Calgary, Banff and other points.

The above is copied from a Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada paper. Jesse L. Miller, has many friends in this vicinity. The last ten years he has made his home in Alberta.

North Powder News
Saturday October 15, 1918

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John Miller / Edith Lacy

Married - In this city, Sunday, June 17, 1906, Mr. John Miller and Mrs. Edith Lacey, Acord, Rev. H.I. Willis, officiating. Both parties are residents of this city.

Elgin Recorder Friday June 22, 1906

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Married

MINNICK-VASS-in this city April 27, J.W. Minnick and Miss Mary Vass, both of High valley. B.F. Wilson J.P. officiating.

Eastern Oregon Republic, Union
Thursday April 24, 1890

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Married

At the residence of the bride's parents, January 1, Mr. Joseph F. Moffitt and Miss Allie C. Curry, Rev. Kidwell officiating. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Moffitt, late of Washington, but now a resident of Pine valley. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Curry who have been residing in Pine for thirteen years. The young couple are well and favorably known and have a bright future before them. They are young but experienced in life and boldly set sail for the deep. The following persons were present: Rev. and Mrs. Kidwell, Mr. and Mrs. John Curry, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Moffitt, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Boyer, Scott E., King, Columbus Godspeed, Scott Curry, I.N. Bradford and Miss Rosa Curry. After the ceremony was over, and all had joined in whishing them much joy and many happy returns of the day the guests were invited to the dining room where an ample supply of good things had been prepared by the skilled hand of Miss Rosa Curry, a sister of the bride. The center of attraction was the bride's cake, on top of which were two white doves tied to each other with a bit of blue ribbon and setting snugly in a nest of evergreen. These were shaped by the skilled hand of Mrs. Theo. Moffitt, in honor of her new daughter-in-law. Long may they be tied together with God's ribbon of blue.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Saturday, January 12, 1895
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Edgar MOORE / Florence MORGAN

Edgar Moore, formerly of Union, now of Round Mountain California, was marrked July 5th to Miss Florence Morgan of Redding, California. The young couple will make their home at Round Mountain.

1917

Donated by Larry Rader

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Married

MOORE-DENNEY:-At the residence of J.C. Clark, La Grande, Nov. 8, 1890 Mr. H.H. Moore and Miss Winnie Denney.

Miss Denney was one of La Grande's most accomplished young ladies, and Mr. Moore is the principal of the Union schools. We wish the happy couple a long and pleasant life.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
November 13, 1890

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Former Union Man Married

Omer Moore, a former resident of this city and a graduate of Union High School, was married December 25th in Newberg, to Miss Nellie Taulsen. Miss Taulsen is a teacher in the Portland public schools. The newly wedded couple will make their home in Portland. Mr. Moore is well known here.

Newspaper Article - 1917

Donated by Larry Rader

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WEDDING BELLS
Two Well Known Couples United in Marriage

Yesterday was a day long to be remembered by many as the day that saw the marriage of two happy young couples who rank the very highest in the estimation of our people. These were E.B. Hill, of Fairhaven, to Miss Mary Lewis of this city; and H.L. Moreland, of Fairhaven; formerly of Union to Miss Maggie Smith, of Camas, Idaho, formerly of Union. The marriage of the former took place at the Episcopal church at 10:30 a.m. The church was well filled with friends long before the ceremonies commenced. At 10:15 the organ began to peal forth its glad anthem and soon after the bridal company arrived. mr. and Mrs. E.H. Lewis, parents of the bride, led the way immediately followed by the bride and bridegroom, these were followed by three brides-maids and brides-men. H.L. Moreland and Miss Maggie Smith, G.F. Hall and Miss Mollie Eoster and M.F. Davis and Miss Lora Warren. They advanced and took their places in a circle about the altar of the little church when Rev. W.R. Powell performed the beautiful and imposing marriage ceremony of the Episcopal church. At the close of the ceremony the bridal company immediately repaired to the home of the bride where an informal reception was given them. At noon, the company headed by the happy young couple were ushered into the dining room, where a sumptuous repast greeted them. The tables were decorated with beautiful bouquets of appropriate flowers, which rendered more charming the good things so lavishly spread out before them and in happy harmony with the kind sentiments and loving wishes that permeated the hearts of everyone towards those who hd just been united in marriage.

Those present were Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. S.O. Swackhamer, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Wright, Mrs. Moreland, Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Eaton, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. craig, Mr. and Mrs. O.F. bell, Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Rinehart, Mrs. J.T. Outhouse, Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Jaycox, Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gates, Mrs. Downing, Mrs. Vada Mulhollan, Mrs. J.B. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Crites, Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Hall, Mrs. J.P. Smith, Miss Abbie Smith, Mrs. J.P. Lewis, Miss Maggie Smith, Miss Mollie Foster, Miss Lora Warren, Miss Leah Warren, Miss Viola Pursel, Miss Ida Davis, Miss Maggie bell, Miss May Smith, H.L. Moreland, G.F. Hall, M.F. Davis, W.F. French and I.J. Davis.

They were the recipients of a number of valuable presents. The following is a list: Silver tea set, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Wright; oxodized silver clock, Mrs. Outhouse; silver syrup pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. Craig; silver spoon holder, Turner Oliver; berry dish and silver spoon, Mr. and Mrs. Jaycox; pair vases, Viola Pursel; Venetian glass pitchers, Mrs. Thompson; China Silk Chair rest, Mrs. S.A. Powell; bed spread, Mrs. Swackhamer; silver spoon, Mrs. Mulhollan; two silver napkin rings, Mr. and Miss Davis; case silver fork and spoon, H.C. Brainard; silver pickle castor, Mr. and Mrs. Eaton; silver rose jar, George Barlow; one set silver tea spoons, Mrs. and Miss Smith; silver toilet set, Mr. and Mrs. Bell and daughter; silver pie knife, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Lewis; silver cream ladle, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Crites; silver napkin rings, Mr. and Mrs. Rinehart; pearl opera glasses, Mr. and Mrs. Barlow; case silver fruit knives, Matt Hall and wife; Mr. Hill presented his fair young bride with a warrnatee deed to Blocks No. 10, 19, & 20, Beans addition to Fairhaven, Washington.

The wedding of Harvey L Mooreland and Miss Maggie Smith took place at the residence of W.T. wright, North Union at 8 o'clock last night. The treatest of hospitality was shown by Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Wright in throwing open their elegant parlors to the well wishing and joyful guests of the happy young couple. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Reverends Parker and Driver in a short impressive and pleasant ceremony. At the close of the ceremony and after the most hearty nd earnest congratulations of all present they retired to a banquet of delicacies that did full justice to the occasion.

The names of those present are as follows: The Messrs and Mistresses W.T.wright and family, E.H. Lewis, Jos. Wright, J.L. Carter, George wright, W.D. Beidleman, M. Hall, I.N. Cromwell, S.M. Driver, R. Eakin, F.E. Foster, S.O. Swackhamer, E.B. Hill Barlow, Mrs. Moreland, Mrs. J.P. Smith, Mrs. J.P. Lewis, Mrs. R.A. Davis, W.C. Baird, W.F. french. The Misses Ola Pursel, Leah Warren, Lora Warren, Ida Davis, Maud Summers, Mable Carter, Abbie Smith, Mollie Foster and the Messrs. Rev. R.H. Parker, G.F. Hall, M.F. Davis and L.J. Davis.

They received many costly and valuable presents among them we enumerate the following: silver pickle castor, I.N. Cromwell and wife; silver card case, R.H. Parker and Viola Pursel; silver fruit dish and knives and forks, Mrs. Smith and Adbie Smith; six silver knives, Jos. Wright and wife; silver napkin rings, Maud Sumers; silver sugar spon, Mrs. W.E. Mulhollan; silver pie knife, Mrs. E.H. and Minnie Lewis; two silver mantle statues, E.B. Hill and wife;silver butter dish, Mr. Moreland and wife; silver pitcher, W.D. Beidleman and wife; pair silver napkin rings, Mr. Leasure and wife; plush photo album, G.F. Hall; plush case of twelve after dinner silver coffee spoons, W.T. wright and wife; silver mounted teapot, Mrs. Summers; silver mounted coffee pot, J.C. Sommers; silver cream pitcher, C.S. Barlow and wife; silver butter knife and sugar spoon, R. Eakin and wife; six silver fruit knives, M. Hall and wife and George Beidleman; napkin rings, L.J. and Ida Davis; bedspread, S.O. Swackhamer and wife; linen table cloth, F.E. Foster and wife; silver ladle, J.L. Carter and wife; case of six silver spoons, Dr. Saylor and wife; water set, Mrs. J. Smith; china set, Miss Della Smith.

All the parties of the above weddings have at one time resided at Union and are well known and highly esteemed by all here. The REPUBLICAN with a host of others join in extending to these newly married people its wishes for a long and happy life filled with sushine and unalloyed with bitterness. May success crown their whole life and the step taken yesterday be the stepping stone to eternal happiness. They leave on their wedding tour this evening.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
May 1, 1890

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Married

MOSS-SIMS:-At Union City hotel September 21, Willis A. Moss and Mary E. Sims, Rev. L.J. Boothe officiating.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
October 2, 1890
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WEDDING BELLS
A Number of Happy Hearts Joined Together for Life.

The following marriages have been celebrated in Union and Union county the past few days:
C.A. Moxley of Pine Valley, and Miss M.A. Gwin, of Virginia, in Baker City, December 23, Rev. Oscar Smith officiating.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Saturday, December 29, 1894

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Clide Myers / Millie Elmer

Married - On the Sandridge, Sunday, May 14, 1905, Mr. Clide Myers and Miss Millie Elmer. The groom is a well known young man of Summerville precinct and the bride is a school teacher of Imbler. They have many friends in northern Union county who extend best wishes.

Elgin Recorder
Friday May 19, 1905

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