Union County Marriages/Anniversaries S

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.


George W. SANDFORD / Lauretta CHAUNCEY

Ray E. SCARBROUGH / Leda G. SNOOK

Fred SCHMIDT / Helen KELLY

SCOTT Marriages

Eugene SELDER / Meda TAYLOR

Charles W. SHAFF / Rena M. POE

J.K. SHEAK / Elfie HADLEY

W.O. SHEETS / Thelma PEARCE

William SHELLEY / Drucilla WOODS

A.J. SHELTON / Mrs. Anne GENT

Chesley SHELTON / Ida GRAY

SIMONIS Marriages

Leo Weston SKOW / Hester FISHER

James D. SLATER / Fannie L. HAYS

Lester SLATER / Francis BIRMINGHAM

Frank M. SLOCUM / Maggie SEAMANS

Sam SMITH / Leona COOK

Al. SNIDER / Suella GRAVES

John SPAIN / Leola KENNEDY

Thomas SPENCER / Fannie HORTON

Ralph SPRAY / Mabel LUCAS

J. Harlen STACY / Julia McNELL

Lyman STANFORD / Mrs. Matilda RICHARDSON

Ralph W. STARK / Amy HIBBERT

Wiliam STEPHENS / Nora BERRY

Herbert W. STEVENS / Nimena SANBORN

Leland STOCKDALE / Agnes ORTON

Harry M. STONE / Mrs. Nina JOHNSON

Martin R. STONE / Eva M. SHINN

Alfred N. STONEDAHL / Hanna KARLSON

Roy STOTTS / Leonore HUGHEY

Henry STRIKER / Maggie FOSTER

J.P. SULLIVAN / Maggie BAKER

Adolph J. SURBY / Carrie DeBORD


Married

At the residence of the bride's parents at Union, Nov. 6th, GEORGE W. SANDFORD and MISS LAURETTA CHAUNCEY. George is well and favorably known on this stage line, as an honest accommodating gentleman. We congratulate him in this "the sweetest hour of trial" and wish them a happy journey through life.

Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
November 10, 1877

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Scarbrough - Snook

Married in Union at the home of the bride, Saturday evening, July 30, 1921, Mr. Ray E. Scarbrough and Miss Leda G. Snook, both of Union, Rev. Cook of the Methodist church officiating. The ceremony was performed under an arch of flowers. The bride was lovely in white and carried a bouquet of white sweet peas. They were attended by Otis Snook and Gertrude Weaver. Mrs. J.B. Weaver played the wedding march. The groom is the son of John Scarbrough and the bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Snook.

Relatives and immediate friends to the number of 30 were guests, light refreshments were served. A charivari party appeared shortly after the ceremony and were invited in and served with refreshments. The young couple went to their home that evening, which they had already prepared, and begun housekeeping at once. They are receiving the congratulations of many friends.

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Miss Kelly Weds

A pretty wedding was solemnized at 5 o'clock last Saturday morning when Miss Helen Kelly became the bride of Mr. Fred Schmidt, the ceremony being said by Rev. Father O'Connor in the presence of a few friends and relatives in the chapel of St Elizabeth's hospital.

The bride was attended by Miss Lorena White and Mr. Schmidt was attended by his brother, Frances.<?p>

After a wedding trip to Coast points, Portland and Washington cities, the young couple will be at home on Seventh and Court, Baker.

North Powder News
Saturday, June 18, 1927

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Eugene Selder / Meda Taylor Marriage

We are informed that Mr. Eugene Selder and Miss Meda Taylor were united in the holy bonds of matrimony Sunday, May 21, 1899 in La Grande. The groom is a son of J.M. Selder and the bride is a daughter of E.E. Taylor, both well known residents of Cove. Their many friends join us in wishing them a happy and prosperous journey through life.

Cove Ledger Thursday
May 25, 1899

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Married

SHAFF - POE. - At Lewiston, Idaho territory, November 27, 1888, Mr. Charles W. Shaff to Miss Rena M. Poe.

The bride is a cousin of our young friend and clerk in the bank, Mr. Harvey L. Moreland. May their voyage over the sea of life be filled with happy events.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Thursday December 6, 1888

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Another Wedding

J.K. Sheak, one of the jolly railroad boys, employed in the O.R.&N., machine shops at The Dalles, arrived in Union on Wedne3sday morning on very important business, as was afterwards made known at the county clerk's office when he modestly asked for a marriage license, giving the names of himself and Miss Elfie Hadley, one of La Grande's fair daughters as the contracting parties. Mr. Sheak returned to La Grande the same day and perhaps ere this the happy event occurred. They will leave for The Dalles in a few days and the best wishes of a host of friends will accompany them.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
November 15, 1888

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Popular North Powder Girl Weds

Miss Thelma Pearce and Mr. W.O. Sheets were married last Sunday afternoon. The ceremony was performed in Baker at the Presbyterian manse, Dr. Wm. Westwood pastor of the Presbyterian church performing the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Pearce of this city. She is a graduate of North Powder high school and has always been popular among her many friends in this city. Mrs. Sheets qualified in telegraphic work and for the past several months has been employed at Huntington. Mr. Sheets has been a resident of Huntington practically all his life and is engaged in railroad work. He served overseas during the late war, and is a young man who is well worthy of the bride he has won.

Mr. and Mrs. Sheets will reside at Huntington, and their many friends wish for them a long life of happiness and prosperity.

North Powder News
Saturday, November 13, 1920

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Married

By ? Mr. Osborne, at Cove, Oregon, on the 19th. inst., Mr. William Shelley of Placerville, ? T., to Miss Drucilla Woods of Cove, Oregon.

Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
January 3 1880
(This announcement was torn up and very hard to read)

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Married

Mr. A.J. Shelton and Mrs. Anne Gent were married January 31st, Rev. Moore officiating, it being his first effort in the line. The boys of the neighborhood paid the newly married couple their respects, and in return were treated to pies, cakes and apples. All went away happy.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Thursday February 21, 1889

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Married

In this city, Sunday, July 16, 1905, Mr. Chesley Shelton and Miss Ida Gray, S.M. Goff, justice of the peace, officiating.

Elgin Recorder Friday July 21, 1905

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HESTER FISHER AND LEO SKOW WED

The marriage of Miss Hester Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Fisher, to Leo Weston Skow, of Imbler, was solemnized at the home of the brides parents four miles south of North Powder, Wednesday afternoon, June 10, at 2 o'clock. Rev. Ira L. McFarland read the wedding ceremony. Only the immediate relatives of the bride and groom were present at the ceremony.

Mrs. Skow is a graduate of the North Powder high school and for the past year has taught school near Summerville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Skow of Imbler. The newlyweds will reside on a ranch near Imbler.

North Powder News
Saturday, June 6, 1925

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SLATER-HAYS
Marriage of Two Prominent Members of La Grande Society

On Wednesday evening of last week at St. Peter's Episcopal church at La Grande Mr. James D. Slater and Miss Fannie L. Hays were united in marriage Rev. W.R. Powell, rector of the church of the Ascension at the Cove, officiating. The auditorium of the church was completely filled by the many friends and acquaintances of the groom and bride gathered as witnesses to the happy event and wish them a happy and prosperous voyage as they launched their bark upon the tempestuous waters of the sea of life. The bride was attended by Miss Edna Slater, as maid, and Mr. William Stephan assisted the groom as best man. At the conclusion of the beautifully impressive ceremony that brought to the happy couple a consummation of their lovingly pledged vows, Mr. and Mrs. Slater held a reception at the residence of ex-Senator Slater, father of the groom, which was attended by the more intimate friends and relatives of the bride and groom.

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Hays, and is well and favorably known to a large circle of friends who will unite in wishing to her and the husband of her choice a life of continued joyousness without the darkening shadows of a single coud to mar the perfect happiness of a never ending honeymoon. Mr. Slater, the groom, is well known to all, having been reared in Grande Ronde valley, and is the recipient of many hearty congratulations over the suspicious termination of his first acquaintance with the captivating lady, now his wife.

Mr. Slater and his bride are at present sojourning in Union, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Neill, during his attendance and professional duties at the present term of court.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
September 27, 1888

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Slater - Birmingham

Lester Slater and Miss Francis Birmingham, of Union were married in La Grande Saturday last, and will make their home at Union. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Slater, of Union, and the bride the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hempe of Pyle canyon. The good wishes of many friends are extended to these young people.

June 18, 1915

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Married

The marriage of Frank M. Slocum to Miss Maggie Seamans will take place today at Baker City.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
September 5, 1889

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Marriage license issued to Sam Smith and Leona Cook Tuesday, March 8, both of North Powder. They were married by Judge Chas. E. Baird in the presence of Elmer Pearson and W.E. Martin.

North Powder News
Friday, March 11, 1932

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Married

In La Grande, Oregon, Tuesday evening, May 1, 1906, Mr. Al. Snider and Miss Suella Graves. The contracting parties are highly respected young people of this city and have a host of friends who extend best wishes.

Elgin Recorder Friday
May 4, 1906

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Married

John Spain, of Telocaset and Leola Kennedy of Baker, were married Wednesday of this week in Baker, Justice of the Pease (sic) George E. Allen performed the ceremony. Mr. Spain is a prosperous young farmer of this vicinity. The couple will reside on the ranch.

North Powder News
Saturday, July 24, 1920

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Married

At the residence of the bride's parents in Cove on Jan. 8, 1899, Miss Fannie Horton To Mr. Thos. Spencer. We congratulate the happy couple, and wish them a pleasant and prosperous voyage o'er life's troubled sea.

Cove Ledger Thursday
January 12, 1899

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Spray - Lucas

Married - In Union, Oregon, Sunday, July 1, 1917, Rev. H.A. Brown officiating, Ralph Spray and Miss Mabel Lucas, both of Union. Mr. and Mrs. Spray will reside in La Grande, where the groom has accepted a position with the O.W.R.&N Co. Many Union friends will wish Mr. and Mrs. Spray much happiness.

Donated by Larry Rader

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Married

In Twin Falls, Idaho, January 28, 1906, Mr. J. Harlen Stacy and Miss Julia McNeil. Mr. Stacy was a former resident of this city and has many friends who join in extending best wishes.

Elgin Recorder Friday
February 16, 1906

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Married

STANFORD-RICHARDSON: At the M.E. parsonage in this city, March 12, by Rev. S.M. Driver, Mr. Lyman Stanford and Mrs. Matilda Richardson, both of North Powder. The happy couple will reside on their farm near North Powder.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Union
Thursday, March 13, 1890

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STARK - HIBBERT

Married - In La Grande, December 27, Mr. Ralph W. Stark, of Portland and Miss Amy Hibbert, of Union. the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Hibbert and is well and favorably known in Union. For the present they are at the home of her parents where they were chivaried by a large crowd on Wednesday evening. They were all treated at Shanks' Bakery and had a jolly time. Many friends will wish the newly weds a long and happy married life.

Newspaper Article - 1920

Donated by Larry Rader

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Married

STEPHENS-BERRY:-In this city, April 10, Wm. Stephens to Miss Nora Berry, both of La Grande, S.M. Driver officiating.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Union
Thursday April 17, 1890

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Stevens-Sanborn

The residence of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Sanborn of Cove, was the scene of a happy event Wednesday noon when the nuptial ceremony uniting their daughter Miss Nimena Sanborn to Herbert W. Stevens, in marriage, was performed by Rev. George T. Ellis, pastor of the La Grande Baptist church, in the presence of a large circle of intimate friends of the family. The parlor was handsomely decorated with a wealth of natural flowers and evergreens, the bride and groom occupying a station at the bay window, which had been transformed into a floral bower, in honor of the joyous occasion. The bride was attired in an elegant wedding costume, arranged by a fashionable Chicago motiste, composed of white surrah silk, with overdress of oriental lace, satin ribbon trimmings, the skirt pleated on either side and caught up with satin bows, with sash of same delicate material. The only ornament worn was a cluster of white pansies at the throat. On the completion of the impressive ceremony the bridal party and invited guests repaired to the capacious dining room where an elegant repast awaited discussion. The guests were distributed in groups of four at small tables. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens and the parents of the brdie, occupying the post of honor.

The invited guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Carter and Mrs. E.O. Henry of Island city; Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Jaycox, Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Crites, Mr. and Mrs. James Payne, Mrs. M.A. Seely, the Misses Nellie and May Stevens, Lou7 and Pearl Payne, Mollie Foster, Ida Johnson, Dora and Arlie Foster, Ida Steele, Kate Sandborn, Edna Payne, Mathieur, Mr. J.G. Stevens, Masters Eddie and Arthur Payne and Miss Hazel Jaycox. The presents were numerous and valuable, consisting of an elegant gold watch and chain, a gift from the groom to the bride, hansome family bible from the bride's parents, bedspread, set of towels, napkins and tea cloth, vinegar jug, silver cake basket, pickle jar, set of solid silver spoons, vase lamp, antique bronze pitcher, butter knife, bone dishes, tidies, oil jug, spoon holder, fruit basket and servers, pepper and salt holders, embroidered tea towels and holders and many other useful articles. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens will make their future home at Alba, Umatilla county; where he is engaged in the mercantile business, and will leave for there Monday next. A host of friends of the bride and groom will wish them a life of long prosperity and happiness.

Eastern oregon Republican, Thursday
October 18, 1888

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STOCKDALE - ORTON

Married at Logan, Utah, at the Latter Day Saints Temple, June 8, 1921, Mr. Leland Stockdale, of Franklin, Idaho to Miss Agnes Orton, of Union. The bride is the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs J.H. Orton, of Union. She lived here a number of years and was a student at the Union High School, attending school later at Logan, Utah. She was very popular with her school mates and friends. The bridegroom is a school teacher, having taught in Wyoming last year. The happy couple left on the 12th of June for California where they will spend their honeymoon. Many Union friends will wish the young couple a long and happy married life.

Donated by Larry Rader

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Harry M. Stone Takes Bride At Hood River

Friends of Harry M. Stone a former resident of this place will be interested in hearing of his marriage to Mrs. Nina Johnson, which event occurred at Hood River, Wednesday, February 10. The couple will be at home on Mr. Stone's fruit ranch near Hood River. Mr. Stone left here about six years ago, and during his many years of residence here was prominent in the I.O.O.F. and Rebekah work. Mr. and Mrs. John Gilkison were among those who received "At Home" cards this week.

North Powder News
Saturday, February 13, 1926

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Married

SHINN-STONE - At Oakland, California on July 2nd, Martin R. Stone to Eva M. Shinn.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
July 18, 1889

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Union Couple are Married

Alfred N. Stonedahl and Miss Hanna Karlson, both of Union, were married in the Presbyterian manse by Rev. G.L. Clark, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. They will reside on a ranch on Catherine creek above Union. - La Grande Observer.

March 1917

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Married

Married in La Grande, Wednesday evening, November 26, at the Presbyterian Manse, Rev. Smith, officiating, Mr. Roy Stotts and Miss Lenore Hughey. The bride was born and raised in Union and is well and favorably known. The groom is a mechanic at the Oregon Trail Garage. They expect to make their home in Union. The young couple are receiving congratulations from a host of friends.

Newspaper article - 1919

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Married

Married in this city, June 25, 1903, Mr. Henry Striker and Miss Maggie Foster, Rev. W.H. Bleakney officiating. The newly wedded couple left on the evening train for a month's visit at the coast.

Elgin Recorder Friday
June 26, 1903

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Married

At the residence of the bride, in Union August 26th, Mr. J.P. Sullivan and Miss Maggie Baker.

Our old friend Sullivan has finally committed matrimony and is happy. Last Sunday morning at an early hour, the hymenal knot was securely fastend that made "two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one." The happy couple start on the partnership journey through life after giving the subject candid and mature deliberation and have the earnest wishes for future happiness of a large circle of friends. Hopes for the unbounded prosperity of the happy couple were freely qualified by the boys "who called on Sullivan early on Monday morning at his place of business to tender congratulations and taste his beer. The SENTINEL office was kindly remembered and heartily shares in fervent wishes of a pleasant voyage through life.

Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
September 1, 1877

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Married

At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Debord, near Cove, on Suday April 16, 1899, Mr. Adolph J. Surby and Miss Carrie Debord, G.W. Prillaman, J.P. officiating. The Ledger extends congratulations to the newly wedded couple and wishes them many years of prosperity, health and happiness.

Cove Ledger Thursday April 20, 1899

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