Marriages of Cass County People in the News


Announcement is made by Mr. and Mrs. Mason Griffin, of near Galveston, of the marriage of their daughter, Jane, to Joseph R. Lybrook, son of Mrs. Leah Hunt. The wedding took place at 9:00 Monday morning, September 2, at the parsonage of the Main Street Christian Church in Logansport, the Rev. J.M. Horne officiating with the single ring ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. James Downhour, the latter a sister of the bride, attended the couple. The bride was attractive in an aqua blue street-length dress with black accessories. Her flowers were pink roses, delphinium and baby breath, with pink ribbon ties. Mrs. Downhour wore pastel green with black accessories and a corsage of sweetpeas, larkspur and baby breath. The bride was graduated from Young America High School in 1936 and attended Ball State Teacher's College, where she was a member of Sigma Beta Tau Sorority. She is an active member of the Phi Chi Epsilon Sorority and is employed in the offices of the Continental Steel Corporation at Kokomo. Mr. Lybrook was graduated from Young America High School with the class of 1934 and from Indiana University in 1940, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He is an employee of the Delco-Radio Co. Mr. and Mrs. Lybrook will reside in Galveston.

Mrs. Freda McManama of 625 High street announces the marriage of her daughter Leah Jane, to Private Hal James McIlheny, who is stationed at Camp White, Oregon, in the 353rd Engineers of the U.S. Army. The wedding took place at Camp White with Chaplain Eldon Borell officiating.Mr. and Mrs. H.T. McIlheny of 1702 North Street, parents of the bridegroom, were the only attendants.

The bride and groom graduated from Logansport High School in 1941.

Prior to service in the army, Private McIlheny was employed here by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Mrs. McIlheny is employed at the Indiana Bell Telephone Company. (March, 1943)


Mr. and Mrs. Rex McCloskey exchanged wedding vows October 2 in the Young America Baptist Church during a ceremony solemnized by the Rev. Harry Rea. The former Ernestine Murphy, Mrs. McCloskey is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Murphy of Galveston and her husband's mother is Mrs. Ethel McCloskey, of Young America. The newlyweds are residing in Young America.


The marriage of Miss Mabel Clark of this city and Ross Montgomery of Young America was solemnized at the M.E. parsonage at Delphi Wednesday by Rev. A.H. DeLong, with only two witnesses being present, they being Miss Lulu Studebaker of this city and Delbert Ridenour of near Young America. Both of the contracting parties are well and favorably known among a large circle of friends. The bride is a daughter of Ben Clark of this city, practically all of her life having been spent in and near Flora. For the past several months she had been employed as deputy at the local post office, resigning the place two weeks ago today. The groom is one of the rising young farmers of the Young America neighborhood and an energetic young man with a bright future. They will reside with the groom's brothers, John and Ollie Montgomery on a farm near Young America until next spring, when they will move to Mr. Montgomery's farm, close to Walton. The Democrat joins with the many friends in extending the best of wishes to the happy young people.


Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Mullin were married on Sept. 7 in the Burrows Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Mullin is the former Delores Rinehart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Rinehart of route two, Logansport and Mr. Mullin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mullin of route two, Camden. The couple have established residence on route two, Camden, where Mr. Mullin is engaged in farming.


Mr. and Mrs. John Montgomery of Young America, announce the marriage of their daughter, Henrietta Naomi, Army Nurse Corp, to Paul Charles Mykytuik, United States Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mykytuik, of South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts.

The double ring ceremony took place on August 8 at St. Patrick Cathedral at New York City. Attendants were Mrs. Rugh Dehaney of Cleveland, Ohio, and Chief Petty Officer Robert Lamb of Youngstown, Ohio. Mrs. Mykytuik graduated from the Young America High School and received her training at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana. At present she is stationed at the Erie Proving Ground, Lacarne, Ohio. The bridegroom is stationed in Jacksonville, Florida, awaiting reassignment. (1945)


Ferns, greenery and candelabra, holding white tapers, formed the setting for the wedding of Miss Norma Barber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Barber, of east of Flora, in Western Howard County, and Edwin Plank, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Plank, of near Galveston. They were married at 7:00 Saturday night in the Young America Baptist Church by Rev. Harry Rea, pastor. Attendants at the double ring ceremony were Miss Janet Cripe and PFC. Dwight Plank, brother of the groom. Miss Barber was attractively dressed in a street length white wool dress and carried a white Bible to which was attached an orchid and streamers. Her only jewelry accessory was an amethyst pin brought to her from Venice, Italy, by the groom. The Matron of honor chose a street length pink wool dress. The bride's mother wore black with a corsage while the groom's mother wore a gold dress with a carnation corsage. For the musical program Miss Norma White sang "I Love Thee," and "Till the End of Time." Robert Jones featured in a violin solo played "Ave Maria" and "Because", and Virginia Toughy played the traditional wedding marches.

After the ceremony a reception was staged at the church. Guests were served a three-tiered cake. The couple left later on a wedding trip to Lakeland, Fla., the bride wearing a black and white checked dress, black coat, white hat and gloves. The bride attended Ball State Teachers' College for two years and a half where she affiliated with the Tri Sigma sorority. She is also a member of the Eastern Star and the Rebekah Lodge. Mr. Plank was recently discharged from the army, and attended Ball State Teachers' College prior to service.


SEPTEMBER 16, 1946

Announcement is made of the engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Jane Louise Seward, daughter of Mrs. Lottie Seward, of Route one, Flora, Indiana, to Lloyd Wendell Pusey, son of Reverend and Mrs. I.L. Pusey of 17 East Main Street, Logansport.

The wedding will take place on October 13, at the Wheeling Presbyterian Church.

Miss Seward is a graduate of the Carrollton High School and is now employed at the John Vesh Electric Shop.

Her fiancee graduated from the Logansport High School and served in the navy eighteen months and is now employed by the L. ---- & I. Trucking Company.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pusey were married in the Wheeling Presbyterian Church on Oct. 13. The groom's father, Rev. I.L. Pusey, pastor of the Wheeling Church, performed the ceremony.

Mrs. Pusey is the former Jane Seward, daughter of Mrs. Lottie Seward and the late Floyd Seward of route one, Flora. The groom's parents live at 10 East Main Street, Logansport, Ind.


The home of Mr. and Mrs. Lora Wilson, in Young America, was the scene of a very pretty wedding Thursday evening of last week at 7 o'clock when Miss Ora Mae Billiard, of Logansport, formerly of east of Flora, became the bride of Allen A. Rayburn, also of Logansport. Rev. A.E. Baker, pastor of the Young America Baptist Church, officiated with the impressive single ring ceremony in the presence of the immediate family and a few friends. The bride wore an attractive grey ensemble with accessories in corresponding color harmony. Immediately following the ceremony a delicious wedding dinner of three courses was served, covers being laid for the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. Allen Rayburn, Mr. and Mrs. Lora Wilson and family, Mrs. A. Pierce and children, Mrs. Annis Shaffer and children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Billiard and family, of Wabash, and Mrs. John Billiard, Mrs. Lulu Byers, Miss Helen Barnett and Mrs. Julia Haner, all of Logansport. The bride is well known to Democrat readers. She is a graduate of Flora High School and for the past few years has held a position as county nurse of Cass County. Mr. Rayburn is a conductor on the Pennsylvania Railroad. They will reside in Logansport. [March, 1928]


At a jolly party given the members of the Tri-F club, of which she is a member, held at the home of her parents on East Main Street Wednesday evening, Miss Belle Mabbitt, one of the highly respected young ladies of the city announced her coming marriage to Arthur Robbins, well known young farmer of the Delphi vicinity. The home was prettily decorated with flowers and pink ribbons, while the center table in the dining room conveyed a faint view that Cupid existed somewhere in the near proximity. In the center of the table had been placed a large cut glass basket, filled with peanuts, neatly wrapped and inside of which were fortunes, from which a pink ribbon led to each of the 14 guest plates. After these had been opened Charles Eiler, acting as messenger boy for the "Cupid & Company Telegraph Company" knocked at the dining room door and asked for the president, Miss Esther Myer, to whom he handed a telegram which read: "Miss Belle Cathryn Mabbitt and Arthur Robbins Wednesday, August 20, 1919. Cupid." The news caused much surprise among the young ladies but after recovering their senses they all drank heartily to the new bride-to-be.
Miss Mabbitt, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Mabbitt, is 20 years of age and came to this city about three years ago from near Young America. She is a member of the Presbyterian church and is endowed with a large circle of admiring young acquaintances. Mr. Robbins is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Robbins, residing 3 miles northeast of Delphi and is twenty six years of age. The happy ceremony will be performed at the bride's home Wednesday evening at five o'clock by Rev. E. Leroy Steffey, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, and will be witnessed by sixteen specially invited guests.
Following a wedding supper that will be given in their honor the bride and groom will leave for a week's honeymoon at Niagara Falls, after which they will return to make their home with the latter's parents, who will later move to Delphi for residence, giving them full possession of the "nest". The Democrat joins with the many acquaintances and friends in extending congratulations in advance and is wishing them all the best that is to be had in their journey down the matrimonial stream.


Miss Josephine Meek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester W. Meek, of near Galveston, became the bride of Robert Rodkey Saturday morning at 10 o'clock in the Burlington Brethren Church parsonage. The Rev. Deeter officiated. Mr. Rodkey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otho Rodkey, of east of Flora. The attendants were Miss Henrietta Montgomery, of Lafayette and Harold Rodkey, of South Bend, a cousin of the groom. The bride wore a beige-wool suite with copper accessories and corsage of red roses. Miss Montgomery appeared in a wine velvet suit with black accessories, and wore white gardenias. Mr. and Mrs. Rodkey were honored at a reception given at Hobart, Ind., in the home of the brides cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Geneal Prather, after the ceremony. Later they left for Chicago. Mrs. Rodkey is a graduate of Young America High School with the class of 1940. Mr. Rodkey attended Ervin Township High School. He is employed at the Sterling Manufacturing Co., in Kokomo.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ross are now residing in Nobelsville, where Mr. Ross is employed as a linotype operator. They were married at Young America April 17. Mrs. Ross was formerly Miss Frances Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Nelson of Young America.