Union County Marriages/Anniversaries W - Z

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.


Barton WADE / Catherine ASHBY

Clifford E. WALTZ / Freda A. GIBSON

Charles WATERBURY / Mamie GIBSON

Charles G. WATKINS / Lydia PORK

Frank WATKINS / Gertrude CORRELL

Arthur WEAVER / Martha McNALL Marriage

WEBB Marriages

William WEBBER / Mrs. M.E. BROOKS

John WEST / Gerva PADDY

C.O. WHITING / Edna RIDER Marriage

William WHITLEY / Ida BISBY

J.E. WICKS / Annie CHARNES

Orla WIGGLESWORTH / Lucy VICTOR

Davis WILCOX / Martha WEST

WILKINSON Marriages

Earl WILLIS / Violet BEYEA

Dr. E.O. WILLSON / Nellie HALLGARTH Marriage

H.O. WILLSON / Mary McNAUGHTON Marriage

James A. WILSON / Margaret SCHMIDT

L.A. WILSON / Mary E. WILSON

Lloyd WIRTH / Esther GRAHAM

James W. WOOD / Mrs. Helen Z. OSTROM"

Lincoln WOOD / Maggie RYSDAM Marriage

Miles WOODELL / Katie BAKER Marriage

Joseph WOODS / Kate WALSINGER

Henry WORTMAN / Glennie HOOPER Marriage

George WRIGHT / Mrs. Jane BEIDLEMAN

Mr. and Mrs. W.T. WRIGHT - 25th anniversary

Walter YANDELL / Bessie STONE Marriage


Ashby - Wade

Confirming the suspicions of their friends Barton Wade and Miss Catherine Ashby announced this week that they had been married at Boise, to which city they had slipped away, Sunday, March 28. The ceremony was performed on Monday, March 29, and they returned to Enterprise on Tuesday. For a few days the wedding was guarded as a secret, until the couple got ready to announce it. - Enterprise.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ashby and is well known here. She is a graduate of the Grande Ronde Training School of nurses and at present Superintendent of the Enterprise hospital. Mr. Wade who attended college at Los Angles, California, is a prosperous young rancher near Enterprise.
Best wishes of many friends go with the young couple.

North Powder News
Saturday, April 17, 1920

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Married

Clifford E. Waltz and Freda A. Gibson both of Wingville, were married Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock, at the parsonage of the Methodist church in Baker, Rev. E.E. Helman performing the ceremony. A number of friends accompanied the couple to Baker to attend the wedding. They will make their home in Wingville.

North Powder News
Saturday, June 28, 1919

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Married

WATERBURY-GIBSON:-At the home of the bride, Sunday, March 15, by Rev. Daniel Yoakum, Charles Waterbury and Miss Mamie Gibson, both of Eagle Valley.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
March 27, 1890

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Married

The marriage of Miss Lydia Pork and Charles G. Watkins, both of this city, occurred at Baker Monday. Both are well known in this vicinity and have a host of friends who extend congratulations and best wishes for a long life of happiness and prosperity.

North Powder News
Saturday, June 14, 1919

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Correll - Watkins

Miss Gertrude Correll and Frank Watkins of this community were married in La Grande Friday of last week. They will make their home in North Powder.

North Powder News
Saturday, September 12, 1925

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Arthur Weaver / Martha McNall

Married - In Dixie, Wash., Sunday, June 3, Mr. Arthur Weaver and Miss Martha McNall. The groom is a resident of this section and will arrive tomorrow with his bride.

Elgin Recorder Friday June 8, 1906

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Married

In the Lower Wallowa Valley, at the school house, on Sunday, May 23, by the Rev. J.A. Hunter; Mr. William Webber to Mrs. M.E. Brooks.

Well done, Wallowa.

Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
May 29, 1880

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Married

WEST - PADDY - On January 26, at the Union City hotel, John West to Gerva Paddy, Rev.L.J. Boothe officiating.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Thursday, February 7, 1889

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C.O. Whiting / Edna Rider

WHITMAN - RIDER - In this city, Wednesday, November 30, 1904, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Rider, Mr. C.O. Whiting and Miss Edna Rider, Rev. D.S. Smith officiating. The young couple are residents of Athena and left on the evening train for that city.

The Recorder joins the many friends in extending congratulations to the contracting parties. (This obituary does say Whitman at the begining. If you know which surname is the correct one, please contact me.)

Elgin Recorder Friday December 2, 1904

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William Whitley and Ida Bisby of Haines, were married in that city Tuesday evening.

North Powder News
Saturday, October 30, 1920

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Married

WICKS - CHARNES - At the Union City hotel, J.E. Wicks and Annie Charnes, daughter of W.A. Charnes of North Powder, on the 27th of January, Rev. L.J. Booth officiating.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Thursday, February 7, 1889

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Wigglesworth - Victor Nuptials

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Dishman, in this city, at high noon, Wednesday, April 12th, occurred a very pretty wedding at which Mr. Orla S. Wigglesworth and Miss Lucy Victor of Wallowa county, were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.H. Blakeney, of Pendleton, under the rites of the Presbyterian church. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Maud Victor, as bridesmaid. The wedding gown was a handsome creation of silk mall, with silk bridal veil and was embellished with orange blossoms. The bride carried white bride roses. The bridesmaid was gowned in pink silk and carried pink roses. The groom was attired in the convential black. The ceremony was witnessed by a selected party of the brides friends in Elgin and was followed by a choice wedding dinner. On Wednesday afternoon the happy couple left this city for their home in Wallowa county, to which they carried the kindliest wishes of all who know them.

Mr. Wigglesworth is one of the substantial and rising young men of his home county, in which he is owner of valuable interests and is prominent in business circles. Miss Victor is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Victor of Wallowa Canyon, and is well known as one of the most estimable young ladies of this region, having at one time resided in Elgin, where she has many friends.
The following presents were received from friends of the contrcting parties: Silver knife and forks, Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Dishman; pictue, Mr. and Mrs. Wurzweiler; sugar she'l and butter knife, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Woods; two pieces cut glass, Misses Lydia Austin, Ethel Couch, Hattie Glenn, Clara Hager, and Mabel Tuttle; spoons, Clarence and Ruth Dishman; dinner set, Messre S.E. Harris, L.B. Tuttle, R.H. Buck, Geo. E. Swafford, J.E. Robertson and Geo. C. Mapes.

Elgin Recorder Friday April 14, 1905

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Davis - Wilcox Married

Davis Wilcox, former resident of this section, now of Portland, was in North Powder during the week with his bride who was recently Miss Martha West of Portland. The couple were married in Spokane and have been spending their honeymoon in this vicinity.

North Powder News
Saturday, July 9, 1927

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WILLIS-BEYEA

Miss Violet Beyea and Earl Willis were married in Baker Sunday of last week. The happy couple returned to North Powder Tuesday where they expect to make their home and are receiving the congratulation of their many friends.

North Powder News
Saturday May 5, 1917

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Married

in this city, Tuesday, December 13, 1904, Dr. E.O. Willson and Miss Nellie Hallgarth, Rev. Carroll Ghent officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hallgarth, well known and prominent residents of this city, and the groom is practicing dentistry in this city, having come here several months ago from Spokane. The Recorder extends best wishes.

Elgin Recorder Friday December 16, 1904

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Married

in this city, Tuesday, December 20th, 1904, Mr. H.O. Willson and Miss Mary McNaughton. The groom conducts a tailor shop in this city and the bride is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. McNaughton pioneer residents of this city. The newly married couple, accompanied by dr. E.O. Willson and wife left on Tuesday evening's train for Spokane for a few days' visit with relatives. The Recorder extends congratulations.

Elgin Recorder Friday December 23, 1904

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WILSON-SCHMIDT NUPTIALS SATURDAY

James A. Wilson, prominent young man of this city, and son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Wilson, was married to Miss Margaret Schmidt, in Portland, last Saturday evening, November 29, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Schmidt.

The charming bride wore a gown of brocaded chiffon, and carried a shower bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley. She was attended by her sister, Miss Dolorez Schmidt, and Mr. A.C. Erickson attended the groom.

A reception following the ceremony was attended by forty guests. The rooms were beautifully decorated with yellow and white chrysanthemums.

After a wedding trip to Seattle and British Columbia, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will make their home in North Powder.

Mrs. Wilson attended the University of North Dakota, and is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. Mr. Wilson is a graduate of the Oregon Agricultural College.

The young couple are well known and popular in local business and society circles. Mr. Wilson has been engaged in business here since finishing his college career, and the bride taught in the North Powder schools two years, and is considered one of the best teachers the school has employed. Congratulations and best wishes are extended the newly married couple by their host of friends in North Powder.

North Powder News
Saturday, December 6, 1924

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Married - At Big Creek, December 24, 1894, L.A. Wilson and Mary E. Wilson.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Saturday January 5, 1895

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FORMER RESIDENT WEDS

Word has been received here of the marriage of Mrs. Amelia Straub and Mr. Richard Windenwerder who were married January 11, at Sterling, Colorado. The bride is a former resident of this vicinity having resided for a number of years on a ranch west of town. The groom is a prosperous farmer of Sterling and the couple will reside on their ranch near there. Mrs. Windenwerder is a sister of Mrs. A.C. Christman of this place.

North Powder News
Saturday, February 26, 1921

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GRAHAM-WIRTH

On Thursday of this week occurred the marriage of Miss Esther Graham and Mr. Lloyd Wirth. The ceremony was read by Judge J.L. Dodson at his office in the courthouse at Baker. Only immediate relatives were in attendance. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.K. Graham, and is a well known and popular young lady of this vicinity. The couple will reside in Baker where Mr. Wirth is employed.

North Powder News
Saturday, February 5, 1921

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OSTROM-WOOD

Mrs. Helen Z. OSTROM and James W. WOOD were married Sunday afternoon at a quiet but impressive wedding ceremony. The service was read by Rev. Logan A. Pruitt of the First Methodist Church.

The Eastern Oregon Review, Friday, December 28, 1945

Submitted by Holly Vonderohe

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Married

In La Grande, Tuesday evening, December 27, 1904, Mr. Lincoln Wood and Miss Maggie Rysdam, Justice of the Peace Hough officiating. The contracting parties are residents of this section and The Recorder joins with their many friends in extending congratulations.

Elgin Recorder Friday December 30, 1904

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Married

At Summerville, Sunday, July 30, 1905, Mr. Miles Woodell and Miss Katie Baker. Both are well known young people of that section.

Elgin Recorder Friday
August 4, 1905

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Married

WOODS-WALSINGER:-At the residence of the bride, near Summerville, Sunday, August 17, Joseph Woods and Kate Walsinger.

Eastern Oregon Republican
August 24, 1890

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Married

In this city, Wednesday, September 20, 1905, Mr. Henry Wortman and Miss Glennie Hooper.

Elgin Recorder Friday September 22, 1905

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Married

November 18, 1876, at the residence of W.T. Wright, by Rev. A. Eads, George wright and Mrs. Jane Beidleman; all of this county.

Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
November 25, 1876

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Silver Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Wright Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their marriage

The society event of the season at Union was the celebration by Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Wright of the 25th anniversary of their wedding, which took place at their elegant residence in North Union Monday evening. The large parlors and dining room were tastely decorated. The reception began at 7:30 o'clock p.m., and shortly after the rooms were filled with the guests of the evening.

The ceremonies were informal, consisting of the reading of a long letter from Hon. J.C. Moreland of Portland, a close friend of the host and hostess. This was read by Rev. Skipworth, Rev. Anderson followed with brief remarks. Music, of course, was one of the features of the evening. An elegant lunch was served at 10 o'clock.

Although "no presents" were expected, a number of gifts were made by their friends, as follows:
Pie knife, Mrs. R.A. Davis; sugar shell and butter knife, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Couper; ice tub and solid silver spoon, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Townley; fruit dish, Mrs. O.F. Bell; cake dish, Mrs. J.B. Thomson, tray cloth, Mrs. Isaac Gale; two pieces of statuary, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Wright, E.W. Davis and C.E. Davis; tilting water set, J.A. Jones, G.W. Benson, Sadie M. Wein, Hettie and Maggie Dobbin, Miss Ford, Miss Carter, Flora Springer, Miles Carter, Mrs. Florrence Dobbin, Myra W. Ewin, J. Guv Bridges, Dora Springer, J.M. Springer; tea and coffee set, Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Springer, Robt. Eakin, L.L. Carter, James Raymond, E.E. Foster, E.E. Kiddle, A.I. (?) Gale, S.O. Swackhammer, H.L. Deacon, S.A. Bridges, Mrs. Ewin, Dr. W.H. Ewin, Dr. I.N. Cromwell.

In addition to the above the following persons were present:
Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Wright of LaGrande, Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Pursel, Mr. and Mrs. E.P. McDaniel of Cove, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Gale, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Mulhollan of Portland, Mrs. I.N. Sanders, Mrs. May Paltes, Mrs. F.A. Hutchinson, the Misses Frances Wright, Mabel Carter, Pearl Carter, Georgia Wright of La Grande, Annette Ford, Flora Springer, Dora Springer, Maggie Bell, and Messers. Ed Carter, Will Wright and Rev. Walton Skipworth.

The merry guests took their departure at about midnight, wishing Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Wright, a happy and prolonged continuance of the union, made a quarter of a century ago.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Wednesday, February 13, 1895

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Walter Yandell / Bessie Stone

Walter Yandell and Miss Bessie Stone were married in the parlors of the Hotel Elgin Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock, Rev. S.A. Parker officiating. Mr. Jesse Terry acted as best man and Miss Mae Twidwell as bridesmaid. In honor of the event Mr. and Mrs. Yandell gave a dance at Bader's hall to their friends which was largely attended. Mr. Yandell is a well known business man of Elgin and both he and his estimable wife enter upon their married life with the best wishes of all who know them.

Elgin Recorder Friday
January 5, 1906

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