Marriages of Cass County People in the News


Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Louthain, of near Young America, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lois Jeanne, on April 24 to William Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Allen, who also resides near Young America. The bride-elect was graduated from Ervin Township school in 1948 and has been employed at the Kokomo Optical Company. Mr. Allen was graduated from the Ervin Township school in 1945 and is engaged in farming at the present time.


Rev. Floyd Bowerman, pastor of the Burrows and Rockfield Presbyterian Churches, officiated at a single ring nuptial service at the Rockfield parsonage last Saturday evening at 7:30, when Miss Jane Smoyer pledged her troth to Harold E. Allread. Miss Jean Smoyer, twin sister of the bride, acted as maid-of-honor. Russell Powlen, of Purdue University, was best man. For the wedding the bride had chosen an electric blue gabardine suit with white and brown accessories and she wore a corsage of white rosebuds. The brides-maid wore a wood brown gabardine suit with white and brown accessories. Her corsage was of red rosebuds. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Dallas Smoyer, of northeast of Flora. She graduated from Camden High School The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Edwin Allread,of Clinton Township, Cass County. He graduated from Logansport High School, attended Purdue University and served with the U.S. Army, being stationed for one year in Germany. After a short wedding trip the happy couple will reside in a newly furnished home on the Allread farm, one mile east of Burrows. The bride's parents will entertain in the honor of the newlyweds with a dinner party on Thursday evening of this week, while the groom's parents will hold a reception in their home Sunday, both afternoon and evening.

A pretty home wedding occurred at the country place of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Henry, just east of Young America last Sunday, when their daughter, Miss Mary, became the wife of Clarence Artman of Noblesville. Rev. J.H. Mitchell, pastor of the Young America Baptist church officiated and about forty friends and relatives were present to witness the ceremony, which occurred at high noon. The bride was attired in a beautiful white dress crepe de meteor, while the groom wore the conventional black. Both are well respected young people. The bride has a charming personality and is considered one of the most popular young ladies of the Young America neighborhood. For the past two years she has held the position of assistant principal in the schools of her home town. The young man whom she has selected as a life partner is one of the rising young men of Noblesville and is at the present time finishing his master's degree in Indiana University in the philosophy department. He is well known at the University, owning to his athletic ability, being a member of the football team of the school. Following the wedding ceremony the bride and groom marched to a table to the strains of Mendelsohn's Wedding March played by Miss Edna Welty, after which they left amid a shower of rice and old shoes for Bloomington where a cozily furnished home awaited them and where they will make their residence, being now at home to their many friends. The out of town guests who attended the wedding were: The groom's mother, Mrs. Artman and daughter, Bessie, of Noblesville; Mrs. Mary Hunter and son, Ronald, of Marion; Mr. Clarence Beck, of Muncie and Miss Ida Hutton of Kokomo. The Democrat unites with the many friends of the parties to the happy event in wishing them the best of wishes for a long and a happy wedded future.


Grace Methodist Episcopal Church was the scene of a beautiful and impressive wedding Thanksgiving morning at 10:00 when Miss Frances E. Lybrook became the bride of Gilbert B. Baird.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. D. E. Lybrook of Young America and Mr. Baird is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D.S. Troy, 502 West Taylor Street.

The decorations for the church were in green and white, colors of the Kappa Delta sorority, of which the bride is a member. The altar was banked with palms and ferns interspersed with floor vases of white chrysanthemums and cathedral tapers in five-branch wrought-iron holders. Green Oak foliage covered the chancel rail and formed a background for the altar.

Mrs. Loren E. Coombes, organist and Lowell Lybrook of Logansport, violinist, played "I Love You Truly" and a Kappa Delta song, "The Rose and the Girl," preceding the service. The bridal party entered to the strains of "The Bridal Chorus" from "Lohengrin" and during the double ring ceremony which was read by Dr. L.W. Kemper, the musicians played "Ah, Sweet Mystery of life'. The recessional was the "Mendelssohn Wedding March. "Miss Elizabeth Lindenberg of Fort Wayne, a sorority sister of the bride, was her only attendant, her dress aquamarine taffeta, the full skirt corded at the hemline. The jacket in peplum style was fashioned with full corded sleeves in elbow length. She wore a brown velvet and net turban with a gold edged veil and brown slippers and gloves. Her flowers were an arm bouquet of talisman roses.

The bride entered with her father who gave her in marriage. She was attractive in white satin fashioned princess style with a Queen Anne collar, Yoke and insets of the long tight sleeves of lace. The bodice was ornamented at the back with a row of tiny satin buttons. She wore a braided bandeau of satin and lace in coronet effects in front and gold sandals. Her only jewelry was a gold necklace, a wedding gift from her grandmother and she carried a shower bouquet of white roses.

Joseph Morrow, Jr., of Detroit, Mich., was best man and the ushers were William B. Lybrook of Indianapolis, brother of the bride, Irvin Rodey of Fort Wayne, Marvin Cuthbert and George Crossland.

A wedding breakfast for fifty guests was given at the home of the bride's parents following the ceremony, after which the couple left on a motor trip, keeping their destination a secret. For traveling the bride wore a green knit suit, gray caracul coat and other accessories of green. They will be at home in the Windsor Court Apartments after Dec. 1.

Both young people were graduated from Indiana University in 1934. The bride is a teacher in the Burlington High School. Mr. Baird is a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and is employed at the Kokomo Post Office.

The following out of town guests were present: Paul Browne, Spokane, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Ray and Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Lindenbert, Fort Wayne; Mr. and Mrs. John R. Browne, Sr., Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kitchel, Vincennes; Mr. and Mrs. Gene McAndrews, Bloomington; .............Mrs. John Kitchel, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Lybrook, Mrs. Florence Troy, Miss Louise Troy and Miss Anna Troy, Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Lybrook, Gary; Miss Martha McKenna, Madison; Miss Helen Stone, Albany; Mr. and Mrs. Forest Slain, Matthews; Mrs. Delia Greer and Miss Charlotte Greer, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Baird and Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Brookbank, Delphi; Mr. and Mrs. George Blinn, Frankfort; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Zerfas, Lafayette; and Mr. and Mrs. Merton Baird, Detroit, Mich. (Probably around 1935)


Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Wills attended the wedding of Miss Helen Gremelspacher of Cass County and Harry G. Baker of Indianapolis Saturday morning at 10:30 in the St. Paul De Vincent Church at Logansport. Attendants of the bridal couple were Miss Teresa Winters of Goodland and Donald Gremelspacher of Cass County. The bride wore a black velvet tailored dress, white gloves, a small black hat and a gardenia corsage and carried her mother's prayer book. A wedding breakfast was given at the home of the bride's parents for forty guests, after which Mr. and Mrs. Baker left on a short wedding trip. Mrs. Baker is a cousin of Mrs. Wills. (Jan. 19, 1935)

TUES. EVENING, NOV. 25, 1947

Miss Ruth L. McLeland, Walton route one, and Joe E. Beck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Beck, Flora route one, exchanged marriage vows at 6:30 Sunday evening at the Center Evangelical United Brethren Church north of Young America.

The Reverend Harry Rea, read the single ring ceremony before the altar decorated with multi-colored cut flowers and lighted with tall tapers in gold candelabra.

Preceding the service, Bess Poundstone offered a group of traditional bridal selections and Lloyd Toney played violin. Gaylord Archibald sang several vocal numbers. At the entrance of the bridegroom, best man and minister, "Love's Old Sweet Song" was presented, and Lohengrin's bridal chorus was used for the entrance of the bride and her attendants. "I love You Truly" was played during the ceremony, and "The Lord's Prayer" immediately followed.

The bride's attendants were Mrs. Ray Swanson, Logansport, matron of honor; Miss Doris Mummert, Logansport, and Mary Olive Shope, Walton, bridesmaids; Bessie Beck, ring bearer.

Bill Beck served his brother as best man, while guests were seated by Bill Fouts, Galveston, and Chalbert Robertson, Walton.

A wide panel of lace accented the white satin bridal gown, which was fashioned with bouffant skirt, long sleeves and heart-shaped neckline. Lace also edged her finger-tip veil, which was held with a tiara of glazed orange blossoms. She carried a white Testament topped with a white orchid and knotted satin streamers.

The matron of honor and two bridesmaids wore slipper satin and matching shoulder length veils and mitts. Mrs. Swanson wore rose and the bridesmaids were attired in blue. The ringbearer's frock was of blue silk marquisette and she wore a headband of pink carnations. The bridesmaids wore white and pink carnation wrist corsages.

Mrs. McLeland attended her daughter's wedding in a black crepe afternoon dress and Mrs. Beck wore a navy blue frock. Both wore corsages of white carnations tied with silver.

Following the service the young couple received guests in the church basement. Serving were Mrs. Herbert Nelson, Mrs. Emmet Nelson, Mrs. Harry Plank, Mrs. Harry Cramer, and Mrs. Lyman Smith.

When the couple left for their wedding trip the bride changed to a gold gabardine suit and dark brown accessories. She pinned her white orchid to her lapel.

The bride is a graduate of the Young America high school and has been employed at the Montgomery Ward Company. Mr. Beck, also a graduate, is engaged in farming.

Upon their return Mr. and Mrs. Beck will make their home near Flora.


Mr. and Mrs. Max Beck are now residing on route three, Young America. They were married on June 8 at the Center Evangelical United Brethren Church by the Rev. Harry Rea, pastor of the Young America and Metea Baptist Churches. Mrs. Beck is the former Eldonna Butt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Butt of route two, Galveston. Mr. Beck is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Beck, also of route two, Galveston.


COUPLE RESIDES NEAR FLORA Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wayne Bell are residing at Flora route one following their marriage November 5 at the bride's home. Parents of the couple are Mrs. Neva Beck of Galveston route two and Wayne Beck, of Logansport, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bell, of Kokomo, route one.

The Rev. Harry Rea, of Young America, performed the double ring ceremony and the couple was attended by Miss Patty McCloskey and Ronald Chambers, of Galveston route two. Tapers were lit by the bridegroom's brother, Delbert Bell, and Mary Catherine Peter played bridal airs. A two-toned suit with skirt of pine cone green with a mink checked jacket was worn by the bride who had a corsage of yellow rosebuds and wore her grandmother's gold cameo necklace. Miss McCloskey chose a gray gabardine suite with a yellow blouse and white carnations.

A reception for 50 guests followed the ceremony. The bride attended Young America High School and her husband attended Ervin Township High School. He is engaged in farming.


One of the happy Yuletide weddings was solemnized at the home of Rev. J. H. Mitchell, south of Young America, last Friday evening, when Truman Beougher and Miss Jessie Leona Kirkpatrick were united in marital wedlock by the usual form of the Baptist church. The young people are both well known in this community. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Beougher, of northeast of Flora and is an energetic young fellow of good habits and clean character. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kirkpatrick of Palacios, Texas, who until a year ago resided near Sharon. The daughter did not like Texas and her homesickness led her back to her old home and lover about three months ago. They will reside with the groom's parents for the present, until plans they have under way mature when they will go to housekeeping for themselves. They have the best wishes of a large circle of friends for a long happy and useful life.


[SAT. EVENING, JAN. 31, 1948]

Exchanging nuptial vows in a double ring ceremony before the altar of the Ninth Street Christian Church will be Miss Mary Josephine Lybrook and Theodore B. Bodimer, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Miss Lybrook is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. D.E. Lybrook, of Galveston route two. Parents of Mr. Bodimer are Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert E. Bodimer, 3012 North Winfield, Indianapolis.

Large vases of white gladioli and palms will decorate the church altar, which will be lighted with cathedral tapers in five branch wrought iron holders. Included in the bridal party will be Miss Margaret Current, of Chicago, as maid of honor; Miss Catherine Lybrook, sister of the bride, and Miss Ann Bodimer, sister of the bridegroom, as bridesmaids, and Miss Judith Lybrook, sister of the bride, as flower girl. Attending the bridegroom will be Dr. Charles G. Smith, of Otterbein. John Bodimer, brother of the bridegroom, and Robert Drees, both of Indianapolis, will seat the guests.


The marriage of Miss Dorothy Conn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Conn, 731 Eighteenth Street, to John Bridge, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bridge, Sr., of Young America, took place in South Bend Monday afternoon. The couple has established residence in South Bend where Mr. Bridge is employed at the Studebaker company. The bride is a graduate of Logansport High School and attended Christian College at Columbia Missouri, for one year. Mr. Bridge is a graduate of Young America High School.


J.V. Brown and Miss Edith Moss will be married Saturday at the home of Miss Moss' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moss, of this place. The announcement of the wedding comes as a surprise to their many friends. Mr. Brown is a jeweler here and has a prosperous business.


A big wedding is to occur in the Young America community on Wednesday evening of next week at 8 o'clock, when Miss Alice Ridenour of near that place and Mr. Otis Brown, of Kokomo, will be united in marriage by Rev. Goodrich, of Galveston. The affair is listed as one of the big social events of the season for the Young America vicinity, invitations having been sent out to 150 guests. The bride to be is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Ridenour, well to do and well known farm folk residing about two miles north east of Young America. She is a young lady whose friends are counted by the score, all of whom hold her in the highest esteem. The groom has for several years resided in Kokomo where he has been holding a good position in the various factories, resigning only a short time ago to accept more remunerative employment. Following the ceremony a lap supper will be served. On Thursday the couple will leave for the southern part of the state where they will visit with the groom's parents until after July 4th, when they will return to Kokomo, where they will make their home. The Democrat unites with the many friends in extending to them the best of wishes for a long and a happy wedded life and hopes that their journey down the matrimonial stream may never be marred with waves of discontentment. [06-25-1913]