Marriages of Cass County People in the News


Miss Iris Kirkpatrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Kirkpatrick of Logansport, formerly of near Wheeling, became the bride of Grover Timberlake of Logansport, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Timberlake, of Mumfordsville, Kentucky, in a charming ceremony at 2:00 last Friday afternoon in the parsonage of the Broadway M. E. Church at Logansport. The Rev. Manfred Wright officiated with the single ring ceremony. Miss Thelma Kirkpatrick, sister of the bride and Dan Porter attended the couple, The bride was attractive in a frock of orchid georgette with accessories in corresponding color harmony. She carried an arm bouquet of bride's roses. Her sister's dress was of pink crepe and her bouquet of roses. A beautifully appointed three-course wedding dinner was served immediately following the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents. Cut flowers were arranged down the long table centering which was a large wedding cake. Pink and white predominated in appointments. Covers were placed for twenty relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Timberlake left immediately for an extended trip through the south. They will visit in Louisville, KY., and the groom's parents in Mumfordsville. Upon their return, September 1, they will make their home at 924 East Broadway, Logansport. Both are popular young people and have many friends in this community. The bride was graduated from the Young America High School and the Logansport Business College and for the past three years has been bookkeeper of the Dutton Sales Company in that city. The groom has resided at Logansport for the past five years and is associated with the City News Co. He is a member of Epsilon Theta chapter of Phi Delta Kappa fraternity. (Aug. 14, 1928)


The home of the Rev. J. R. Hunter, in Galveston, was the scene of a pretty wedding Sunday morning when Miss Evadue Williams, daughter of Mrs. Lottie Williams, of Deer Creek, became the bride of Lowell E. Wagoner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Manford Wagoner, of east of Flora. The Rev. Hunter read the single ring ceremony in the presence of the immediate relatives and friends. The bride wore a white crepe dress with matching accessories. The couple was attended by Miss Carol Williams and Lenon Klumpp. Following a wedding breakfast the couple left for their new home in Middletown, Ohio, where the bridegroom is employed. Mrs. Wagoner wore a blue and white ensemble with corresponding accessories for traveling.


The engagement of Miss Betty Bunnell to Marshall Wagoner, a former resident of Logansport, was revealed at a prettily appointed spring party Monday evening at the Sportsman Hotel in Monticello. Mrs. Lawrence H. Kraud and Miss Margaret Anderson of Monticello were the hostesses.

Twelve young women were guests. A color scheme of blue and yellow prevailed. Small cards at the end of streamers which marked each place bore the announcement of the couple's engagement. The date for the wedding was not disclosed. After the dinner the group enjoyed a theater party.

Miss Bunnell is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bunnell of Monticello, and holds a secretarial position in the Downey Insurance Agency in Monticello. Mr. Wagoner, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Wagoner of Delphi, is a trooper with the Indiana State Police. He has been located in Monticello for the past year.

(OCTOBER, 1933)

The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Anne Loder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Berkhart, 2757 Allen Ave., Indianapolis, Ind., to Mr. Gerald Wallace, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Wallace, of Walton, took place at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Olive Branch Christian Church. Rev. E. Lowe read the single ring ceremony.

Miss Edna Roark, organist, played the bridal music and Mr. William Vanriggle sang, Because, Always, and I Love You Truly, preceding the ceremony. The bride, who entered with her father, wore pink chiffon velvet, fashioned princess style, with hat and veil to match and carried a shower of bride's roses. Miss Lizetta Bertels, maid of honor, wore blue chiffon velvet, with matching turban and carried Talisman roses. Mrs. Edna Gibson, bridesmaid, wore blue chiffon velvet, with hat to match and carried Talisman roses. Beverly June Berkhart, sister of the bride, was flower girl and wore baby blue crepe and carried pink rose buds. Donald Burkhart was ring bearer and carried the ring on a white satin pillow. Mr. Norman Eichorn was best man and the ushers were Mr. Charles Elderholm, Mr. Kenneth Quinn and Mr. Ralph Quinn. The bride's mother wore brown velvet, with matching accessories and corsage of Talisman roses. The groom's mother wore dark blue triple sheer, with accessories to match and corsage of pink roses and baby breath. Mrs. Paul Hinkle, sister of the groom, wore an ensemble of black chiffon velvet and white satin blouse. A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace will be at home to their friends at their newly furnished apartment, 1142 N. Penn. St., Indianapolis. Out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Caldwell and son, Max, of Walton; Mrs. Paul Hinkle, of Burlington, and Mrs. Charles Johnson and son Kenneth, of Logansport.


In a pretty double ring ceremony, Miss Barbara Jean Billiard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Billiard north of Logansport and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Billiard, of Carrollton Township, was united in marriage Sunday afternoon to Claude E. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Williams, of Logansport, The ceremony was performed at the Baptist Temple, Logansport. Rev. J.E. Yarian officiated. Little Myrna Billiard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.O. Billiard, east of Flora, a cousin of the bride, acted as flower girl. The bride was given in marriage by her father. A reception for the couple and relatives and friends was held at the bride's home after the ceremony. The bride is a graduate of Jackson Township high school, Clinton County. She has been employed in the office of the Cass County treasurer. She is a member of Sigma Phi Gamma and Cass County Rural Youth. The groom graduated from Logansport High School and entered service in 1942, earning his wings and commission in the Marine Air Corps. He is now in the Marine Reserves. He also is a member of Rural Youth. They will reside on the groom's farm near Mud Lake. Those from the Flora vicinity who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. John Billiard and Mr. and Mrs. B.O. Billiard and family, east of Flora and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rodkey and family and Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Carey and family of Burlington.

JUNE 21, 1913

Miss Wanda Beck and Clyde Williamson, well known and highly respected young people of Young America, were united in marriage at Logansport last Saturday, when Rev. U.C. Wade, of Bloomington, formerly of Logansport, officiated. The ceremony was performed in the office of the Cass County Clerk, McElheny. Both Mr. and Mrs. Williamson are well thought of by a large number of admiring friends. The bride is a daughter of Claude Beck, well-to-do farmer residing near Young America and is a niece of Mrs. Charles Vorhees, Mrs. B.R. Keyes and Mrs. Robert DeVinney, all of this city. She is a winsome little miss of many sterling ways and knows what the word work means. Since the death of her mother suddenly about four years ago, she has helped her father with the home work and has thereby gained knowledge that will stand her in good stead. All who know her are counted in her large circle of friends. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Williamson, who conduct the hotel at Young America and is a young gentleman well liked by all. All his life has been spent in Young America, up until this spring when he went to the southern part of the state to work for John Immel on a farm, Mr. Immel having up until that time resided near Young America. Had he desired to do so, he would have been graduated from the schools there next fall. They have gone to their new home in the southern part of the state, where they will ever have the best wishes of a large and admiring circle of friends for a long and a happy wedded future.


At three o'clock Sunday afternoon, January 2, 1910, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Peter, occurred the wedding of their daughter, Eunice Elsa to Lloyd Emmet Zook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zook. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C.B. Kershner of Darlington and witnessed by both families and a few invited friends.

The bride is a popular young lady of the vicinity in which she lives and the groom a well known farmer, living near Young America. We with their many friends wish them much happiness.

A Young America Lad Arrested at Delphi Saturday for an Old Offense – Is Married Now.

      Bert Studebaker, son of Isaac Studebaker, of Young America, who ran away six months ago to escape arrest upon the charge of paternity, preferred by Stella McClain, daughter of Samuel McClain, of Deer Creek township, was arrested at Delphi Saturday by Constable McManama. The case was settled by marriage. Constable McManama went to Logansport in the evening after the license and the ceremony was performed by ‘Squire Price, of Young America, some time the same night.

Kokomo Daily Tribune, Monday, 8 June 1896 p.8