Union County Marriages/Anniversaries U - V

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.


A.E. VANDERMULEN / Margaret KLOOSTRA Marriage

J.S. VANDORFY / Mary A. GILLSEPY

Archie VANORDER / Mary SOUTH

Kenneth VANORDER / Glenola WANKER

Walter VOGEL / Ruth RICHARDSON


A.E. Vandermulen / Margaret Kloostra

Married - At the home of the bride's parents in this city Sunday, August 20, 1905, Mr. A.E. Vandermulen and Miss Margaret Kloostra, Rev. Parker, officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Kloostra of this city and the groom is a resident of La grande, in which city the newly married couple will reside.

Elgin Recorder Friday August 25, 1905

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J.S. VANDORFY / Mary A. GILLSEPY

VANDORFY. - GILLSEPY. - In this city, Sunday, Sept. 9th, 1888, Mr. J.S. Vandorfy and Miss Mary a. Gillespy, both of this city.

Donated by Larry Rader

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Vanorder - Wanker

Park Special, Oct. 4, 1927 - Mr. Kenneth Vanorder of the Park and Miss Glenola Wanker of Medical Springs, were united in marriage by Huge Brady, Justice of peace in La Grande September 22. They went from La Grande to the Minam river where they spent a week camping out.

The young couple is very well and favorably known in both the Park and Medical Springs vicinity, and many good wishes will follow them in their married life.

Donated by Larry Rader

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Archie VANORDER / Mary SOUTH

Archie Van Order and Miss Mary South were married at the Union city hotel by Rev. L.J. Boothe.

June 1889

Donated by Larry Rader

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Vogel - Richardson

Married, at Baker, Oregon, Saturday, September 25, 1926, at 10 a.m. by Father Kelley, Mr. Walter Vogel and Miss Ruth Richardson, both of Union. They were accompanied to Baker by the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hawkins, and Miss Luella Delaney and Mr. Clarence Becker. Shortly after the ceremony they all repaired to the Geiser Grand Hotel where a wedding breakfast was given by the bride's mother. They all returned to Union soon after the breakfast and the newlyweds went on a little wedding trip to Pendleton and Walla Walla, returning Monday evening. The groom is a successful rancher and a competent and energetic young man. The bride is a well known and popular young lady of Union, a graduate of the Union High School, and had been an employee for a time in the dental office of Dr. Leonard Davis. A very pleasing and competent young lady. The happy couple will make their home on the groom's ranch near Union and have a host of friends who are extending them congratulations and good wishes.

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Charivari Party

About twelve carloads of young folks motored to the Walter Vogel ranch Tuesday evening to charivari the newly-weds who could not be found for some time, having "hid out." They were finally found and brought to town and when near the Cozy theatre the bride was transferred to the creamery cart and the groom was the motor power, having to push the cart as far as levy's store and back with a string of cars following and honking all the time; for diversion when they came to the R.R. track Mr. Vogel had to pull over that, back and forth, many times to the tune of the deafening honks. He finally hollered enough and the whole crowd was invited to Small's Restaurant where the groom treated royally. As the crowd dispersed a few friends remained, two carloads, and accompanied the bride and groom to their home and remained until the "wee-sma" hours.

Both articles donated by Larry Rader

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