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1893 - STRANGE - ROSE - Mr Joseph Strange Jr., and Miss Jane Rose -are to be married tonight at the home of the bride's parents Mr and Mrs Rose. (17 OCT 1893)

1893 - STRANGE -ROSE Joseph Strange and Jennie Rose were made happy last Tuesday evening by being joined in the bonds of matrimony at the home of the bride's parents. The young married couple was the recipients of most hearty congratulations and handsome presents. Rev. J. A. James officiated. Monday evening, July 3rd, at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs Ella Orvis, Frederick Leslie Strange was united in marriage to Miss Esther Orvis. The wedding ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Hall, pastor of the M. E. Church at Mainesburg. The company present on this happy occasion consisted of the immediate -relatives of the bride and bridegroom. Will Orvis, a brother of the bride, was best man, and Lois Squires, acted as bridesmaid. Mrs Leo Reynolds sang Oh Promise Me," and "Love's Old Sweet Song,", and Mrs Eva Williams played the bridal chorus from Lohengrin. The ceremony was performed before a beautiful bank of ferns and daisies. The color scheme consisted of a pretty blending of yellow and white, with daisies and ferns for floral decorations. There was a four course supper. The tables, lighted with yellow candles with yellow shades and baskets, helped to emphasize the color scheme. The happy couple made their get-away in another car from the one decorated for the occasion by zealous friends, and spent the night with friends in Mansfield. The next day they started on a brief trip to Niagara Falls, returning Sunday. They will make their home on the farm occupied his lifetime by Isaac Squires,`grandfather to the bride. There they will be pleased to receive and welcome their many friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Strange of Sullivan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, October 17, 1943 at the home of their eldest son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Morris G. Strange, at Mainesburg. Diner was served to 50 relatives. The couple received many beautiful and useful gifts. Joseph N. Strange and Miss Janie Rose were married Oct. 17, 1893, at the home of the bride’s father, Enos Rose in Sullivan, by the late Rev. J. A. James, pastor of the State Road Baptist Church. Following the ceremony they were escorted by the bridegroom’s brother, Charles and fiancé, Miss Mattie Rumsey, to Troy where they boarded the train en route to the World’s Fair at Chicago. For some time they resided in Springfield Township, and for the past 38 years on the Strange homestead in Sullivan. They have five children, Marcus, of Mainesburg; Mrs. Leola Frickel, Pine City; Mrs. Martha Palmer, New Albany; Frederick, of Elmira, and Maxwell, of Mainesburg, and a foster son, Jack Isaacson, at home. They also have 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Strange have been active in the work of the State Road Baptist Church, of which they have been members since childhood. Both attended the State Normal School. Mr. Strange has served as constable and tax collector of Sullivan Township and is at present road supervisor. He is one of a family of six brothers and sisters, all living. Mr. and Mrs. Strange have the best wishes of hosts of friends in this vicinity. Among their gifts was a beautiful bouquet of roses from the State Road Baptist Church. Three grandsons are in the armed forces: Cpl. Robert Strange, Trinidad; Larue Frickel, with the Navy in California; Maj. Lynn Beasley, husband of the late Lucille Frickel, and a nephew, Lt. John Gray Strange, the last two en route to a foreign base.

1894 - CORNELL-HOLLY-In Mainesburg July 3rd, 1894, by Rev Mr. Troxel, George M. Cornell of Columbia and Miss Ella Holly of Mansfield.

1897 - STRANGE  - RUMSEY - [SRGP 06896 / 06895] Tomorrow at noon, August 26th, at the home of the brides parents in Sullivan is to occur the marriage of Mr. Charles Strange, one of the rising farmers of that locality, and Miss Mattie, the accomplished only daughter and only child of Mr. Jesse Rumsey. The ceremony will be followed by a repast under the supervision of "Aunt Betty" Murray, the famous cook of Wellsboro. After a short wedding trip to Watkins and other points of interest Mr. and Mrs. Strange will take up their residence upon the bridegroom's farm in Sullivan. One of the prettiest weddings of the season was solemnizes August 26th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs Jesse Rumsey, Rumsey Hill, Pa., where their only daughter, Mattie Ellen, was united in marriage to Charles Henry Strange. About eighty relatives and friends were present. Promptly at 12 o'clock took their places under a bell of sweet peas and smilax. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. E. Hyde, of Mainesburg. After congratulations the company repaired to the dining room where a sumptuous wedding dinner was served by Caterer Betty Murray, of Wellsboro. The bride and groom were recipients of many beautiful presents. The Parlors and dining room were prettily decorated withsweet peas and the walk from the house to the gate was strewn with sweet peas for the couple to walk upon to the carriage. They departed amid showers of rice and the best wishes of their many friends. The bride and groom are among the most highly respected young people of the community. After their wedding trip they will make their home near Mainesburg. (27 AUG 1897)

 The 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Nash of Roseville was observed with an open house Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Roseville Baptist Church.  Married on March 14, 1905, Mr. and Mrs. Nash are parents of two daughters.  They are Mrs. Evelyn Cook of Roseville and Mrs. Ruth Welch of Mainesburg.  They have five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  They are members of the Baptist Church and Tioga Valley Grange.  Mr. Nash is a retired farmer.  (Handwritten date  1965)

 March 8, 1959 was the fifty-third wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. G. Walter Robbins.  Mr. Robbins has been a confirmed invalid for the past year but many who have known them will remember how they seemed to share the joys and sorrows of life together and choose the best course to pursue.

1911-June 14, 1911
On Wednesday, June 14, at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Wilton D. Gray, in Sullivan, their daughter Miss Nellie A. Gray, was married to William H. Cady, of Detroit, Mich. The Rev. J.A. James, of Mansfield, was the officiating clergyman. Gray Rose, of Mansfield, a cousin of the bride, was best man, and Miss Jessie Gray, the bride's sister, was bridesmaid. Only immediate members of the families were bidden to the wedding. Following congratulations and a tempting wedding luncheon, they departed for Detroit, where they will live. The bride is an estimable young woman, and has many friends in Mansfield. Mr. Cady is an advertising man in Michigan's metropolis, and is esteemed highly in business and social circles. - Gray scrapbook clipping

1915 - HARVEY - STRANGE - Marcus G. Strange and Ruby A., daughter of Mrs Evan Harvey of Mainesburg were united in marri by rev. N. Johnston at the Baptist parsonage at Covington day evening, August 9, 1915. Mr and Mrs G. E. Stauffer, of Mansfield accompanied the happy couple.

1916 - STRANGE - FRICKEL - Invitations are issued for the marriage of Leola, daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph N. Strange, of Sullivan, to Harry C. Frickel, of this place. The wedding will be solemnized Thursday, June 15, at the home of the brides parents. Reverend Johnstone, of Covington will officiate. After a wedding trip, Mr and Mrs Frickel will reside here, where he is employed in the T. W.Judge Co's store. [SRGP 10060, 10285]

Mansfield – In honor of their 25th wedding anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Benson entertained about 100 relatives and friends at their home in Sullivan Township. They were married Oct. 31, 1917 at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hilfiger, near Mainesburg. They have two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Reynolds of Mainesburg, and Miss Velma Benson at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Benson Celebrate Their Silver Wedding Anniversary
On Saturday evening, Oct. 31, about 100 friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Benson to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. An enjoyable evening in visiting was demonstrated by the merry chatter from the spacious, snuggly filled rooms. Profuse gifts, both elaborate and useful were opened and dainty refreshments were served, including an artistic wedding cake baked by Mrs. Carlton Hilfiger. With hearty congratulations, the guests departed, wishing many more years of happiness to this worthy couple, who are estimable church and community workers. The wedding occurred at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hilfiger, of near Mainesburg, on Oct. 31, 1917. The years have endowed them with two daughters, Velma Mae Benson and Mrs. Cecil Reynold, a host of friends and a happy home where the “latch string is always out.” Their hearty welcome always bespeaks the works of the poet, who said: “Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man.”

Over fifty people gathered at the State Road church on Friday evening to attend a reception in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Benson, upon the occasion of their removal from the immediate community. A genuine friendly feeling characterized the occasion. The program for the evening was announced by Miss Lura Connelly. There were songs, several readings on friendship, and, in behalf of the Ladies Aid Society, the Rev. David J. Griffiths presented the Bensons with a beautiful Martha Washington geranium. In a few well chosen words, Mr. Griffiths called attention to their helpfulness in the community and their loyalty to the church. Both responded very modestly. Following some guessing games directed by Mrs. Dora Dewey, refreshments were served and a happy spirit prevailed. Although Mr. and Mrs. Benson and their daughters are physically removed from the community, we are sure that their interest will remain with their friends and neighbors and the State Road Church of which they are members and faithful workers.

1920 - STRANGE - KINGSLEY 1920 -A very quiet home wedding took place Sunday evening at the home of Mrs Marietta Strange, when her daughter Julia was united in marriage to Harry Kingsley. They were unattended and the only guests were her mother and Mrs Joseph H. Bond. Rev. Bond performing the ceremony. They are a popular couple; both of them have always resided in Mansfield. Mr Kingsley is proprietor of the New Era Feed Mills. Mrs Kingsley is a trained nurse. They left Monday by auto for a wedding trip and after their return will make their home in Mansfield. They are receiving congratulations from a host of friends.

1920 - SMITH-DORSETT Wedding (SRGP 14798- 14799)
 A wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Smith, at Mainesburg, June 10, when their daughter, Nellie, was married to Howard E. Dorsett, of Mansfield, Rev. Glenn R. Baldwin, pastor of the Methodist church of Mansfield, officiating.  Miss Lillian Smith, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and Lewis Dorsett, the bridegroom's brother, acted as best man. Shortly after noon the bridal party marched down the stairs and across the living-room while the bridal chorus from Lohengrin was played by Mrs. Blanche Tanner.  The ring ceremony was used and was performed under an arch of green from which was suspended a large wedding bell. The bride wore white georgette and carried a shower bouquet of pink and white roses.  Miss Lillian Smith was dressed in pink and carried pink and white sweet peas. Immediately after the ceremony a three-course dinner was served, the bride's table being beautifully decorated with pink and white.  The gifts were numerous. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, June 23, 1920)

1921 - MUDGE – STILWELL    WEDDING (SRGP 2573 - 2574)
 A very pretty home wedding took place Tuesday evening at eight o’clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orris Mudge when their daughter Gladys was united in marriage to Albert Stilwell, of Kadoka, South Dakota, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stilwell of this place.  The bride was attired in a dress of white georgette over satin and carried a large bouquet of bridal roses.  The ring ceremony was used and performed by Rev. C. D. Purdy of the Methodist Church, after which a wedding luncheon was served to the following guests:  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stilwell, Richard Stilwell, Mr. and Mrs. Orris Mudge, Earl, Cole, Eldridge and Lorena Mudge, Mr. and Mrs. John Schautz, Mrs. Jennie White, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Munson, Mabel Benson and Rachel Bowen.  Mr. and Mrs. Stilwell have the best wishes of a host of friends.  Mrs. Stilwell is a very popular young lady, being a graduate of the Mansfield High School and active in church and social functions.  Mr. Stilwell is engaged in farming in South Dakota, where they will soon go to make their home.

Troy Gazette Register, July 20, 1922
Miss Esther Orvis, T.H.S. '14, of Mainesburg, and Frederick Leslie Strange were married July 3rd [1922] at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Ella Orvis by the Rev. Hall, pastor of the Methodist Church at Mainesburg. They were attended by Miss Lois Squires and Will Orvis, brother of the bride, Mrs. Lee Reynolds of Troy, cousin of the bride, sang "O Promise Me" and "Love's Old, Sweet Song." The color scheme was yellow and white. After a wedding trip to Niagara Falls, Mr. & Mrs. Strange will make their home on the farm occupied his lifetime by Isaac Squires, grandfather of the bride, Mrs. Strange made her home while attending school here with her aunt, the late Mrs. Henry Sweet, and she has many friends here who extend best wishes.

CA 1926 - BENSON-TEARS {SRGP 4274 - 4275]
     One of the prettiest of home weddings was solemnized Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. when Miss Incel Benson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benson, and Louis Tears, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Tears, were united in marriage.  The color scheme of pink and white was delightfully carried out by the use of mountain laurel, and pink and white roses.  The ceremony was performed beneath an arch of laurel by the Rev. N. Johnstone, pastor of the Baptist Church, of Ulysses.  The bride was very charming in a gown of white satin and carried a bouquet of pink and white roses.  Her bridesmaid, Miss Bernice Webster, wore pink and also carried a bouquet of pink and white roses.  Earl Benson, brother of the bride acted as best man.  The Wedding March was played by Mrs. N. Johnstone.  Velma Mae and Virginia Benson, nieces of the bride, acted as flower girls and ring bearer.  The bridal party and a number of guests were served a delicious luncheon after which the happy couple left on a motor trip to Washington, D. C., and other places of interest.  Mrs. Tears is a graduate of the Mansfield Teachers College, and has taught in Wellsboro for the past two years.  Mr. Tears is a prosperous farmer in this vicinity.  They have many friends who wish them happiness.

1927 - KRISE - STRANGE -Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Annabel M. Krise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Krise of Mainesburg to Maurice B. Strange, son of Mr. and Mrs Charles H. Strange, of Mansfield, which took place at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage, by the Rev. Melvin Dodd, of Binghamton, N. Y. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs Paul D. Reynolds. Later a wedding supper was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs Reynolds, 43 Riverside Drive, Johnson City. Table decorations consisted of a wedding cake with a miniature bride and groom. They will live at Mainesburg. [SRGP 11732 --11731]

 Miss Daisy Hager, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hager, of Mainesburg and Grant Fethers, only son of Mrs. Minnie Fethers, of Chandlersburg, were married at the M. E. parsonage, Mainesburg, December 9, the ceremony being performed in the presence of the immediate relatives by the Rev. S. H. Snyder.

 About one hundred friends of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Sherman (Iva Smith Sherman) gathered at the Elk Run Church basement Saturday evening, November 1931 for a reception and shower.  The room and tables were gayly decorated, an enjoyable program was given, and the gifts were presented by Ermel Williams, Nellie Smith and Esther Balty, with the following verse:
 We’re thankful for our blessings
 All the year through;
 And we’re very grateful
 For friends like you
 We bring to you best wishes,
 With gifts of many friends,
 Wishing you much happiness
 And joys without an end.

 A basket beautifully decorated in orange and white, was filled with gifts and placed on a small wagon.  This was drawn by Ermel Williams and Nellie Smith, who wore orange crepe paper costumes.  They were driven by Esther Baity, who wore a white costume.  There certainly was  large variety of beautiful and useful gifts and the children made many trips to deliver them.  After the gifts were opened all enjoyed a delicious lunch, then departed with all good wishes to the honored guests, who surely are faithful and capable workers in the Elk Run church and Sunday School, and have a host of friends.

1933 - Hegele—DeWitt Oct. 25, 1933
A pretty home wedding was solemnized last evening at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Paul Hegele, when their daughter, Pauline, became the bride of Lawrence DeWitt, son of Mrs. Jennie Webster, of Mainesburg. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Cyril W. Houston, pastor of the Covington Church of Christ, in the presence of the immediate families of the bride and groom. Their attendants were Miss Lucille Hegele, sister of the bride and Luther Webster. Miss Wilma Harris, of the State Teachers College, played the wedding march. The bride is a graduate of the Mansfield Senior High School. The groom is employed on road construction work. They will be at home in Mainesburg after November 1.

1933 - SMITH - CHAMBERLAIN - Reception for Mr. and Mrs. Harold Chamberlain June 30, 1933
On Friday evening June 30, a large number of friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith, of Elk Run, for a reception and shower in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Chamberlain (Eloise Smith Chamberlain) A very pleasant evening was spent in games and visiting, then gifts were presented by a group of children in dainty and attractive costumes in keeping with the bridal month of June. Representing rose buds were: Gladys Garrison, Ermel Williams, and Nellie Arlene Smith, who recited the following:
We roses bring best wishes
Of happiness for you;
And with us birds and butterflies
Bring gifts from friends so true.
We’ll skip about and fly about
But you may sit right here
And open up the packages
Folks brought from far and near.

The flowers were assisted by butterflies (Audrey Smith, Greta Ann Chamberlain, Elizabeth Rumsey) and birds (Roger Rumsey, Gordon Cook) who gaily flitted back and forth with a large variety of very beautiful and useful articles. After the gifts were opened ice cream and cake were served and the guests departed with all good wishes to this popular couple. Mrs. Chamberlain is a faithful member of the Elk Run Church and the valued esteem of Mr. Chamberlain as a worker in the Mainesburg church was well confirmed by its large delegation in attendance.

1934 - WEBSTER-BENSON  (SRGP 8449 - 8448) 1934
On Wednesday evening, November 28, Bernice L. Webster and Earl L. Benson were united in matrimony at the Baptist parsonage. The Rev. David J. Griffiths was the officiating minister. Mrs. Benson is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Ernest Webster, a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and is teaching in the school at Mainesburg. She is one of the popular young ladies of the State road Baptist Church, for several years the church organist and active in all phases of church life. Earl Benson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benson. He is a graduate of Mansfield High School, a prosperous young farmer and a young man of sterling qualities. He is a faithful attendant of the State Road Young People’s Society and a member of the church. After a brief ceremony, the happy couple left in a new Chevrolet car for Washington, D. C. the best wishes of their many friends going with them.

1934 - REYNOLDS – STRAW  WEDDING (SRGP 5499 / 5500)
 The home of Mr. and Mrs. Leon W. Reynolds of Rutland was the scene of a very pretty home wedding Tuesday, October 30, when their daughter, Hazel Salome, was united in marriage to Donald Straw, also of Rutland.  The ceremony was performed at high noon by the Rev. Orey Crippen of Tioga, in the presence of the immediate families.  They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shaylor of Austinville.  The house was beautifully decorated, the color scheme being blue and gold.  The happy occasion marked the twenty-seventh anniversary of the marriage of teh bride’s parents, who were married October 3, 1907.  The bride is a graduate of the Mansfield-Richmond high school and Meeker’s Business Institute of Elmira, N.Y. and has been a valued employee of the N. J. Thompson Co. In Elmira for several years.  She is a young lady of estimable character and has a host of friends.  The groom is a splendid young farmer of Rutland, having come to this county from Clearfield Co. A few years ago.  Following a delicious wedding dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Straw left for a wedding trip to Niagara Falls and other points of interest.  They will reside in Rutland.

1935 - NASH – WELCH   WEDDING (SRGP 3575 / 3574)
 Miss Ruth E. Nash, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Nash of Mansfield R.F.D. 2, and Darwin P. Welch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Welch of Mainesburg, were united in marriage at Mainesburg on Friday, October 25, by the Rev. S. H. Snyder, of the Mainesburg M.E. church.  The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Ford J. Cook, the latter a sister of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Seymour of Mainesburg, the latter a sister of the groom.  Mrs. Welch is a graduate of the Mansfield Senior High School, class of 1934, and Mr. Welch graduated from the same school with the class of 1935.  Mr. and Mrs. Welch left on a motor trip to Niagara Falls, Rochester and Binghamton andother places of interest.  They have a host of friends who wish them a very happy and prosperous life.  They will be at home to their friends after November 1 at the home of the bridegrooms parents.   (handwritten date 1935)

1936 - NORMAN-WEBSTER [SRGP 22901 - 23231]
     On Friday evening February 14th, at the Baptist parsonage in Mansfield Howard L. Norman and Dorothy M. Webster were united in matrimony.  The officiating minister was the Rev. David J. Griffiths.  The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Webster of Sullivan township.  She is a graduate of the Mansfield State Teachers College having taught at Liberty and Mainesburg.  As a member of the State Road Baptist Church, she was active in the young people's groups and because of her genial personality she won many friends.  Howard Norman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Norman of Liberty township.  He is a graduate of the Liberty High School and was a student at State College.  Howard is a fine industrious young man and respected in his vicinity.  The happy couple planned to spend the honeymoon at Niagra Falls.  The best wishes of all their friends go with them.

1940 -- BEARDSLEE—SMITH   WEDDING (SRGP 578 / 577)
 Miss Shirley Beardslee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beardslee, and Roland Smith, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Smith, were married June 1, at 2 p.m. in the Methodist Church at Elk Run.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Carl McConnell, of Geneva, N.Y., uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. Homer Cole, pastor of the church.  Mrs. Betty Beardslee, sister of the bride, was matron of honor, and Gilbert Furman of Millerton, was best man.  Miss Kathleen Frazier was flower girl.  The wedding music was played by Miss Jean McConnell, of Ithaca.  A reception at the summer home of the bride’s uncle, J. A. McConnell, followed the ceremony, after which Mr. and Mrs. Smith left for a motor trip to Atlantic City and the World’s Fair.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Smith are graduates of the Mansfield High School.  They will reside on a farm near Roseville.  (Handwritten date 1940)

1940 - BENSON – REYNOLDS WEDDING  (SRGP 5501 / 5502)
 A very attractive home wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Benson, of Mainesburg, Wednesday evening, July 3, when their daughter, Virginia, was united in marriage to Cecil L. Reynolds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Reynolds, of Rutland.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Orey Crippen in the archway, beautifully decorated with roses, ferns and laurel.  The bride was attended by her sister, Velma Mae Bronson, and the bridegroom’s sister, Mrs. Donald Straw.  The bridegroom was attended by his brother-in-law, Donald Straw.  Master Wayne Straw was ring bearer.  Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds left on Thursday morning for Niagara Falls and other points of interest.  Upon their return they will reside in Rutland, where Mr. Reynolds is engaged in farming.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds are popular young people in their respective communities, and a host of friends join them in wishing them a happy and prosperous married life.  (Handwritten date 1940)

1942 - Mrs. W.F. Morrell, Mansfield-
Miss Elizabeth Irene Palmer, (SRGP 25844)  daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Claude Palmer of Mainesburg and Waldo F. Morrell, son of Mr. & Mrs. Faye Morrell of Elmira, were married at 3:30 p.m. Jan 25, 1942 at the State Road Baptist Church. The ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. David J. Griffiths. The church decorations were roses and carnation. Miss Katherine Palmer, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and Ronal Morrell, brother of the bridegroom was best man. Mrs. Morrell is a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School.

 The True Blue Class of Roseville Community Sunday School honored Erma Smith Tice with a variety shower on Saturday afternoon, July 13, at the home of the teacher, Mrs. Gladys De Geus, of Roseville.  The beautiful gifts were attractively arranged on a table in the center of which a gaily decorated pink umbrella was placed.  Following the regular meeting four little girls dressed as birds “flew” into the room to present the gifts.  The leader, Ruth DeGeus recited the following rhyme:
 These gay little birds
 Bring some gifts to you,
 To show the fond love
 Of the Class “True Blue”.

 She was assisted by Roberta Ginrich, Ann Broadfield and Sally Reynolds.  After the gifts were opened, the hostess served delicious refreshments which carried out the dainty pink and white color scheme of the room decorations.  All enjoyed a social time together and extended to the honored guest and loyal member the best wishes for her happiness.  (Handwritten date  1946) (Note from Joyce M. Tice - This is the marriage of my grandfather, Lee Tice to his third wife Erma Smith - making her my step grandmother - Erma was the compiler of this scrapbook. I recently found the wedding book of Erma and My grandfather in the house)

1947 - Mansfield - Miss Ruth Irene Woodward, [SRGP 11576] daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Woodward of Sylvania, became the bride of Morgan R. Cook, [SRGP 11573] son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cook of Mansfield RD, in a double ring ceremony performed Oct. 5, 1947, in the Elk Run Methodist Church by the Rev. N. Allen Sours before an altar decorated with bittersweet, ferns and tall white tapers.  Preceding the ceremony the Misses Louise and Delores Griffin, aunts of the bridegroom, sant, "Always" and "I Love You Truly".  Mrs. Mabel Miller of Millerton accompanied the vocalists and played traditional wedding music.  The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a two piece suit of rayon gabardine with a pink rosebud corsage, brown hat with pink feathers, and brown accessories.  Her only jewelry was a gold locket, a gift of the bridegroom.  Miss Betty Woodward, only attendant for her sister, wore a blue crepe dress with white rosebud corsage and black accessories.  Donald McConnell of Troy was best man and ushers were Richard Cook, bother of the bridegroom, and Lawrence Kilbourne, uncle of the bride.  A reception was held in the church annex, which was decorated with tall pink tapers, pink and white flowers, and pink and white ribbons and streamers.  About 200 attended.  A luncheon was served by the WSCS and women of the church, after which the couple left for a one week trip through the Southern states.  Upon their return they will reside near Elk Run.

1955 - Knowlton-Strange Nuptials [SRGP 19402 / 19422]
The marriage of Miss Lois J. Knowlton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Knowlton of Mansfield, and Arthur W. Strange, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Strange, of Mainesburg, was solemnized Sunday, Sept. 4, 1955, at 2 p.m. at Bennettsville, S.C., by the Rev. W. M. Newton.  They were attended by Harold A. Knowlton, brother of the bride.  The bride is a senior at Mansfield Senior High School.  The bridegroom is a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and the John W. McClure Lumbering School of Memphis, Tenn.

1956 - CARSON—SHERMAN WEDDING (SRGP 1855 / 2932)
 A pretty wedding was solemnized at the Elk Run Methodist Church on Sunday, February 26 at 3 p.m. when Priscilla Carson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Carson, Holiday, became the bride of Walter Sherman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Sherman of RD 2 Mansfield.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Donald Rose.  The bride who chose a pale blue suit for her wedding was given in marriage by her father.  Mrs. Robert Smith, sister of the bridegroom was maid of honor and Robert Smith was best man.  Mrs. Smith wore a pink suit.  Betty Ann Rose at the piano played “Because” and “O, Promise Me.”  Richard Smith and Bryce Jones, Mansfield were ushers.  Mrs. Carson chose a lavendar dress for her daughter’s wedding and Mrs. Sherman wore a turquoise dress.  The bride was a 1955 graduate of Wellsboro High School and the bridegroom graduated in Mansfield, Class of 1953.  A reception followed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bartlette for 70 guests.  Pre-nuptial events were a shower at Holiday and a kitchen shower Feb. 22 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bartlette.  The couple left for a short wedding trip after which they will be at home on their farm which they recently purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bartlette.  Mr. Sherman is engaged in farming.    (Handwritten date 1956)

1957 - SHERMAN – BRADLEY  WEDDING (SRGP 1854 - 2933)
 Mr. and Mrs. Lyle B. Sherman of Mansfield, RD 3, wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mabel Marie to James L. Bradley, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Bradley of Mansfield RD 2.  Miss Sherman is a senior at Mansfield High School.  Mr. Bradley is owner of Elmira Exterminating Service.  Wedding plans are incomplete.

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Dorothy Kent - MHS 1955
David Clark - MHS 1950
1958 - Dorothy Kent Weds David Clark
On Sunday, September 14, 1958, the Mainesburg Church was the scene of the marriage of Miss Dorothy J. Kent and David M. Clark. Rev. Orey Crippen performed the double ring ceremony at 2:30 p.m. before an altar decorated with bouquets of asters, gladioli and greens. The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jay B. Kent of Millerton RD. Mr. & Mrs. Harold Clark of Mansfield RD are the bridegroom's parents. Mrs. Betty Smith presented an organ recital of traditional wedding music accompanied by Richard Clark, who sang "Because" and "I Love You Truly." The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of taffeta and Chantilly lace. the fitted bodice with a jewel trimmed neckline and long sleeves joined the ballerina length bouffant skirt, trimmed with matching lace. Her finger-tip veil was attached to a crown of hand clipped matching lace with sequins and pearls. She carried a bouquet of white roses atop a white Bible. Mrs. Jane Golder of Covington, the bride's only attendant, was attired in a ballerina length gown of gold chiffon with a matching headpiece. Roger York of Mainesburg, PA was the best man. A reception was held at the groom's home for about twenty-five guests. Mrs. Clark is a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School, class of 1955 and is presently employed as a bookkeeper at Rose Chevrolet. Mr. Clark graduated from Mansfield Senior High School, class of 1950 and is engaged in farming. After a wedding top to Florida, the young couple will reside at RD2, Mansfield.

1959 - YOUMANS—SHERMAN   WEDDING (SRGP 4098 / 8711)
 Miss Mary Youmans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Youmans of Crooked Creek, RD, Pa., became the bride of Arthur Sherman on Sunday, Sept. 27, 1959 at 7 p.m.  The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Sherman of Mansfield.  The Rev. Larry Draper performed the double ring service in the Hills Creek Church of Christ.  Wedding music was provided by Miss Janet Davis, organist, and Mrs. Lois Draper, vocalist.  The bride was given in marriage by her father.  She selected a floor length gown with chapel train and a fingertip veil.  She carried a bouquet of white roses.  Matron of honor was Mrs. Sylvia Hartman of Wellsboro.  The bride’s sisters were her bridesmaids.  They are Mrs. James Aumick of Mill Creek and Miss Linda Youmans.  Floyd Hartman served as best man.  Ushering were Robert Smith of Mansfield and William Smith of Antrim.  An estimated 100 guests were at the reception at Charleston Grange Hall.  The bride is a graduate of Wellsboro – Charleston High School and is employed by the Commonwealth Telephone Co., Wellsboro.  The bridegroom is an employee of Scott’s Mobile Homes, Mansfield.

1964 - WEBSTER – SHERMAN   -  WEDDING (SRGP 1851 - 8721)
 Miss Sylvia Jane Webster and Mr. Lynn Tracey Sherman were united in marriage on Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, 1964 in the Methodist Parsonage at Mainesburg.  Mrs. Sherman is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Webster of Mansfield RD 3, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Sherman of Mansfield RD 3 are the bridegroom’s parents.  Rev. Richard Jones heard the exchange of marriage vows with the couple’s immediate families in attendance.  Mrs. Sherman is a senior at Mansfield Junior – Senior High School while her husband is a 1962 graduate of the same school.  The young couple will live on Mansfield RD 3, where they are engaged in farming.

     Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Walker, of Purple street, Wellsboro, announce the marriage of their daughter, Betty to James Jackson, son of Mrs. Margaret Van Horn, of East avenue.  The marriage took place at Troy, Pa., August 5, Rev. O. D. Young, officiating.  They were attended by Miss Marcelete Calhoun and Francis Wingate of Wellsboro.  Mr. and Mrs. Jackson are natives of Wellsboro and are graduates of the Wellsboro High School.  Mrs. Jackson is also a graduate of Dickinson Junior College, Williamsport, and Mr. Jackson of Elmira Business Institute.  They will reside in Wellsboro.

 Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Reynolds of RD 2, Mansfield, Pa. Announce the engagement of their daughter, Sally Lee to David E. Forrest, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Forrest of RD 1, Snedekerville, Pa.  Miss Reynolds is a 1962 graduate of the Mansfield Jr-Sr High School and is attending Beardsley’s Private Business School, Elmira, N.Y.  Her fiance is a 1961 graduate of the Troy High School and of Humboldt Institute, Minneapolis, Minn.  He is employed by East Smithfield Farms, Columbia Cross Roads.

 Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Jones, RD 4, Quakertown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Velma Ann, to Joseph Sherman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Sherman, RD 3, Mansfield.  Miss Jones is a senior enrolled at Mansfield State College.  A May wedding is planned.

McKAY - STRANGE - Miss Myrtle McKay, of this place, and Maxwell Strange, of Mainesburg were married July 9th, at South Salem,N.Y., by the Rev. Joseph Webster. At the present they will reside in Georgetown Conn., where Mr Strange has employment.

Mansfield—Mr. and Mrs. Herman Sweeney of Mainesburg, Pa., announce the marriage of their daughter, Helen Naomi, to Joseph Russell Joralemon of Snedekerville July 22 at Mainesburg. Mr. and Mrs. Joralemon will reside in Mainesburg. (handwritten on article 1933) Mrs. Fannie Berry, 75, of Millerton, Pa. died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray F. Hammond, 7 Aspen Ridge, Elmira, Saturday, May 14, 1938, at 2 p.m.  Besides her daughter, she is survived by two sons C. E. Berry, Port Huron, Mich., and P. H. Berry, Harrisburg, Pa., 14 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. D. H. Smith, Millerton, Pa. and Mrs. W. E. Mitchell, Tioga, Pa. The body is at 7 Aspen Ridge, where a prayer service is to be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by funeral in the Jackson Summit Church at 1 p.m. The Rev. G. G. Burroughs will officiate, assisted by the Rev. C. R. Knight. Burial in West Branch Cemetery, near Wellsboro, Pa.

A pretty wedding took place Friday, April 10, at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. Glenn C. Dewey of Mainesburg, when Miss Ruth VanHorn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas VanHorn, of Troy, became the bride of Harold Hulslander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hulslander of Gray Valley. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Allen Douglas, pastor of the Baptist Church of Gillett. Miss Caroline VanHorn, a cousin of the bride, was maid of honor and Herman VanHorn, brother of the bride, was best man. The bride wore
A gown of old rose crepe and carried a bouquet of snapdragons and lilies. The bridesmaid wore alice blue crepe and carried snapdragons and lilies. Miss Inez Roblyer, of Gillett, sang "O Promise Me," with piano accompaniment by Miss Bernice Cole, of Troy, who played Wedding March from Lohengrin by Wagner. Following the ceremony, a three-course dinner was served, after which Mr. and Mrs. Hulslander left on a motor trip. This popular young couple have best wishes of a host of friends for a long and happy married life. (handwritten on article 1936)

On Tuesday evening, Aug. 15, Mr. and Mrs. Herman D. Sweeney of Mainesburg, Pa., formally announced the marriage of their only daughter Helen Naomi to J. Russell Joralemon, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hosea W. Joralemon of Snedekers. The marriage took place July 22 at Tioga, Pa., the Rev. Orey Crippen performing the ceremony. Miss Sweeney is a graduate of Troy High School, Troy, Pa., and the Arnot-Ogden Training School for Nurses, Elmira, class of 1933. She received her R.N. from the State of New York in June.Mr. Joralemon attended Troy High School and Elmira Business Institute and is associated with his father in the operation of "Homestead Farm" at Snedekers where the young couple will reside.The affair of Tuesday evening was held at "Homestead Farm" and the announcement party was combined with a variety shower. Mr. and Mrs. Joralemon received many beautiful gifts from the friends and relatives in attendance. Covers were laid for 80 guests. Cards and music were enjoyed during the evening. (handwritten on article 1933)

Golden Wedding -  Emma Rutty [53120] and Allen M. Haight [40047]
The golden wedding of Mr. & Mrs. A.M. Haight was celebrated at their home in Mainesburg, on Monday, Nov. 16 [1904] . About fifty persons honored the occasion by their presence and good cheer. After a most bountiful dinner W.P. Rose in a happy manner presented to the bride and to the groom purses of gold as a token of respect and gratitude from their friends and neighbors and loved ones. A gift of china was also received. this was followed by appreciative words from their pastor, Rev. C.D. Smith. Out of town guests were Mrs. T.C. Horton, of New York City; Mrs. Millie Haight and daughter, Milicent, of Sugar Run; O.T. Haight, Mrs. C.T. Baldwin, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rumsey, Mrs. Homer Ripley, Volney Ripley and Miss Maude Ripley, all of Mansfield. [Gray-Strange Scrapbook]

Mainesburg, July 7 - On Wednesday, June 30,1897, at noon, Rev. J.A. James [07422] , of Mainesburg, PA, was united in marriage to Miss Julia Addie Morgan [07016] , of Sullivan township. The bridegroom is the able and popular pastor of the State Road Baptist church, while the bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. F.S. Morgan, and one of the most estimable young ladies of the neighborhood. The ceremony took place at the home of the bride's parents and was performed by Rev. R. Sirhony Jones, of Ebensburg, PA. The maid of honor was Miss Julia Rose, and groomsman was J.T.. Jones, Esq., of Pittsburgh. The bride wore a handsome dress of pearl gray lansdowne, which adorned her very becomingly. The home was handsomely decorated to receive the large circle of friends who had been invited. They were all enthusiastic in their congratulations. The presents were handsome and numerous. The pleasure of the day was greatly enhanced by the presence of the Messrs. Jones brothers of Pittsburgh. The newly wedded pair left for Rochester, and will visit different points in New York state during their honeymoon.
The following poem was read on the occasion:
"It is not good for man to be alone,
I'll make a helpmeet for him from his bone."
These were the words which fell from lips Divine,
When Adam seemed in solitude to pine;
The man surrounded daily by the trees
Which first received a kiss from heaven's breeze
And drinking in the fragrance of the flowers
Which formed in Eden its resplendent bowers;
Although enswathed in beauty unexcelled
His heart in discontentment heaved and swelled;
But when fair Eve appeared at his side
His soul exulted with a righteous pride;
Let man's environment be ne'er so sweet
Without a wife he does not seem complete.
The law of human nature is to-day
The same as then and would assert its sway,
God ne'er intended "bachelors" to be,
To spend their lives in speechless misery;
And but for willful blindness of some men
The term "old maids" would not be heard again.
No atom in creation lives alone,
To seek a partner it is always prone;
Magnetic force inheres in every grain
And "singleness" in life treats with disdain.
Among all creatures 'neath the human scale
They form in happy pairs - a she and make,
And why should man the lord of earthly live
Eke out his years without a blessed wife?
Our worthy "Brother" saw the force of this
And sought the hand of "Addie" for his bliss
And who can doubt the wisdom of his choice?
This act must always cause him to rejoice.
God bless them both with happiness through life
And see in them a model man and wife.
May nothing ever come to break the tie
Which now was formed - except the time to die,
God's richest benediction on them rest
And heaven at last among the ever blest.
- A Friend

Happily Wedded - Edith ROSE [06836]  and Nelson J. SMITH [03649]
A Mainesburg correspondent writes:
A twelve o'clock wedding occurred at the home of Mr. & Mrs. W.D. Rose, in Sullivan, on Wednesday last. Their daughter, Miss Edith, and Nelson J. Smith, were united in the sacred bonds of matrimony, by Rev. J.A. James, in the presence of about forty near relatives of the contracting parties. The bride was lovely in Pearl silk, muslin do loie, morie ribbons, and white roses. The bride's cousin, Miss Allie Gray, acted as bridesmaid, and her brother, Fred Rose, was best man. The day was all that could be desired, the floral decorations beautiful, the refreshment - well, to be able to appreciate them one would need to have seen the groaning tables, and after a long sitting heard the groaning partakers. No more need be said. The bride and groom are both popular young people of this place, and begin their new life with great prospects of happiness and prosperity. They left on the afternoon train for a extended four, intending to take in many points of interest, among which are the Thousand Islands. The congratulations of their many friends are extended. - [Gray-Strange Scrapbook, no date on the clipping] [16 JUN 1897]

Dale Robbins, Joyce Connelly Wed on June 10
Miss Joyce Connelly, Troy, RD 3, and Dale Robbins, Canton, were united in marriage on June 10, 1967 at two o’clock. The Rev. Robert Young officiated at the double ring ceremony performed in the Mainesburg Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Adella Connelly, Troy R3 and the late Howard Connelly. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Frances Robbins, 93 E. Union St., Canton and Theron Robbins, Oliver Street, Williamsport. Mrs. Lyle Smith presided at the organ and played Oh Promise Me, Ave Maria, the Wedding March. Edmund Wolfe, brother-in-law of the bride, escorted the bride to the altar. The bride was lovely in a floor length gown of nylon organza and Chantilly lace. The lace bodice was styled with a scoop neckline and long tapered sleeves. The A-line skirt attached to the high midriff was enhanced with a Dior bow of satin. Cascading from the shoulders a detachable watteau of lace and organza fell in a full chapel train. Her elbow length bouffant imported illusion veil was secured by a matching queen’s crown of lace seeded pearls and aurora crystals. She carried a white Bible topped with white carnations. Miss Jackie Spencer of East Troy was maid of honor and wore a yellow satin gown with matching yellow lace half coat her bouquet was of yellow carnations. Miss Sharon Blaney, 165 Chestnut Street, Troy, was bridesmaid. Her gown was of green satin and chiffon. She wore a headpiece and veil and carried green carnations. George Schoonover, Jr., Canton RD 2, was best man. Gary Packard was an usher. The bride’s mother wore a blue jersey dress, matching hat and a corsage of pink carnations. Mrs. Robbins chose an aqua dress and hat and wore a pink carnation corsage. A reception for about 125 guests was held in the Mainesburg Grange Hall immediately following the ceremony. Baskets of yellow carnations decorated the hall. When the couple left for a short wedding trip to Washington, D.C., Mrs. Robbins was wearing a pink shift dress with pink carnation corsage. Mrs. Robbins is a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1967 and is employed at the Eureka Plant, Troy. Mr. Robbins is a graduate of Canton High School and served in the U.S. Army. He is employed by Richter’s Atlantic Station in Canton. The bride was honored by bridal fetes given by her attendants.
Wellsboro Agitator, May 24, 1950, p.4
Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Chamberlain, of Mainesburg, announce the marriage of their daughter, Mrs. Frances Chamberlain Cleveland, to Perry Anderson, of Troy, son of Mr. & Mrs. Oxel Anderson, of Troy, RD, May 13, at the Mainesburg Methodist church. Rev. Paul Fattaruso performed the double ring ceremony and wedding music was played by Miss Eleanor Nash, of Mainesburg.
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