|Source: Ashtabula News
Dated: Mar. 7, 1877
Samuel R. Ransom of Amboy & Miss
Addie D. Allen in Conneaut, 27th ult., by Rev. O.
Alvin M. Eaton to Miss Eva A.
Mallory, both of Monroe, in Monroe 22nd ult.
By Rev. O. T. Wyman
George C. Bonney of
Kingsville to Miss Emma Fidler of Conneaut, in
Kelloggsville 25th ult., by C. O. Willey, J.P.
Cyrus C. Butt of Kingsville to Miss Annie
C. Laird of Monroe, in Conneaut 21st ult. by Rev.
O. T. Wyman.
(Source: Genealogy Bank - Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
Source: Ashtabula Sentinel
Dated: Mar. 8, 1884
Emma L. MARCY of Conneaut to Mr. Jesse BEARD
of Meadville, Pa., at West Springfield (Pa) by Rev. N. W.
JONES on Feb. 21, 1884.
(Source: Genealogy Bank -
Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
|Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 8
Dated: Saturday, June 7, 1890
Romantic Wedding of the Daughter of Orrin J. Crane.
Marriage at Conneaut of Miss Lottie M. Crane and Mr. Homer L.
Smith - A Broken Engagement in Which a Theatrical Manager of
New York Figured - A Memorial Day Wedding Postponed Owing to the
Wife's Ill Health.
The marriage of a Cleveland girl took
place in Conneaut at 8'o'clock on the evening of June 4. It
was surrounded by some very romantic features and will be of
especial interest to people on the West side, where the lady was
born and reared.
When the Seventh regiment, O. V. I., marched out of
Cleveland destined to enact so noble a part in the civil war that
ravaged the country a quarter of a century ago Orrin J. Crane
marched with it, in command of company A. At the battle of
Ringgold, Nov. 27, 1863, he had been promoted to be lieutenant
colonel of his regiment. In that battle he was shot down and
killed by a rifle ball through the head a few minutes after his
superior officer, Col. Creighton fell a martyr to the cause
of his country.
About the time of his death his daughter Lottie
was born. Mrs. Crane continued her residence on the
West side where her husband had left her and reared her daughter
there. The latter grew up to womanhood greatly beloved for
many estimable qualities by her companions and neighboring friends.
Of late years Miss Crane, with some of her
friends, has been in the habit of spending part of her summers in
Conneaut, where she met Mr. Homer Lake Smith, a prosperous
merchant in that thriving little town and at the head of a large dry
goods establishment. Acquaintanceship ripened into affection
and and engagement was formed. It was one of those unlooked
for things in life for friends of Miss Crane had previously
anticipated that she would reside further away from home in the
metropolis, as it was at one time an engagement was generally
supposed to exist between her and a Mr. Myron Rice of New
York, the manager of the theater there. This engagement must
have been terminated by the lady, however, for that Mr. Smith
was destined to be the happy man was evidenced by the fact that on
May 29 Mr. J. W. Stinchcombe of this city took out a marriage
license for H. L. Smith and Lottie M. Crane. The
issuance of the license from the probate court here was a necessity
as Ohio law provides that a license must be taken out in the county
where the lady lives. Nevertheless, Miss Crane was in
Conneaut and the marriage took place there. The bride had for
some time been in ill health and indeed is in a very serious
condition even now, it is said. The marriage, which was
probably at first intended for Memorial day as a fitting occasion of
the wedding of the daughter of a brave officer who was killed in
action, was deferred until some time when she was able to go
through the ceremony. In the meantime no definite date was set
as no one likes a deferred marriage day, no matter how little
superstitious he may be.
Mr. Smith has fitted up a beautiful new home in
Conneaut for his bride and there they will live. A trip to
Europe will be take at once for the restoration of Mrs. Smith's
health. "Bon voyage" will be the speeding of a great many
|Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Pg. 14,15
Dated: Sunday, Apr. 1, 1900
A very pretty home wedding was
celebrated Thursday evening at the home of Dr. and Mrs. B. B.
Viets, No 768 Genesee avenue, when their eldest daughter,
Miss Veronia Evelyn, was married to Mr. Junius Hosford Smith.
The house was tastefully decorated for the occasion in green and
white, the alcove where the ceremony was performed being divided off
with white pillars and ribbons from the rest of the room and massed
with palms, smilax and flowers. The service was performed at 8
o'clock, Rev. J. D. Williamson of Beckwith Memorial Church
officiating. About forty of the relatives and near friends of
the bride and groom were present. The bride was attended by
her sister, Miss Vineta Viets, as maid of honor, and the two
small brothers of the groom, Harold and Elbert Smith, as
ribbon bearers. The bride was attired in a dainty frock of
white Persian lawn, trimmed with lace, her bridal veil caught to the
coiffure with a handsome ornament. Her bouquet was of lillies
of the valley. Miss Vineta wore a pretty gown of white
mousseline de sole over pink silk and carried pink roses. A
wedding supper followed the congratulations after the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith will be at home at The York on Hough
avenue in May. Guests from out of town present at the wedding
were the parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Junius Smith, and
sons, Harold and Albert of New York City; Mrs. Electa Luce
and Mr. and Mrs. John B. Rieg of Conneaut and Miss Mary
Elliott of Wooster, O.
|Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Pg. 11
Dated: Friday, Sept. 4, 1903
Conneaut People Wed in New York.
SPECIAL TO THE PLAIN DEALER
CONNEAUT, O., Sept. 3 - Desiring to have their nuptial
knot tied without the knowledge of their friends, James Thompson
and Miss May Corbett went to Ripley, N. Y., this morning and
|Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Pg 7
Dated: Friday, Feb. 12, 1904
CONNEAUT YOUNG PEOPLE WED.
Member of Public Safety Board is the Groom.
SPECIAL TO THE PLAIN DEALER.
CONNEAUT, OH - Feb. 11 - Miss Laura Lolita Cook
and P. V. Ford, prominent young people, were married
yesterday at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M.
Cook. Because of the death of the groom's father a few
months ago the ceremony was attended only by the immediate families.
Rev. W. D. Starkey, pastor of the First Methodist church
officiated. Following the ceremony a wedding luncheon was
served, after which the couple left for a western trip. The
groom, Mr. Ford, is a Democratic member of the board of
public safety, which position he has filled since the organization
of the board. He is also prominent in secret society work.
(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
|Source: Lexington Herald - Kentucky
Dated: Aug. 6, 1908
DR. BANNISTER AND MISS GRIFFITH WED
Conneaut, O., Will Be the Home of Popular Couple Married at Georgetown
(Georgetown Bureau of The Herald)
GEORGETOWN, Ky., August 5 - The culmination of a happy romance came
this morning when Dr. Guy Porter Bannister, of Conneaut, Ohio,
and Miss Mary Florence Griffith were united in marriage.
The ceremony was performed at the home of Mrs. William Hunleigh,
mother of the bride.
The house was beautifully decorated with rich floral
designs. A bank of ferns, palms and trailing vines was formed
over the mantle, relieved by scarlet plants of many varieties.
The bride, attired in a gown of French chiffon and
lace, with a moire hat, trimmed in flowing white plumes, entered upon
the arm of her betrothed. Standing under the floral embankment,
Dr. W. G. Argabrite performed the ceremony that made them man
and wife. Mrs. Argabrite presided at the piano, softly
playing "Hearts and Flowers" during the ceremony.
The young couple went in an auto to Lexington, where
they were entertained at dinner by the groom's brother, Dr. W. E.
Bannister. They will return to Georgetown Thursday, when
they will be given a dinner party by Mr. and Mrs. Hunleigh, and
a luncheon on Friday by Mrs. Argabrite. They expect to
leave the following day for their home in Conneaut, where the
bridegroom is a prominent dentist.
Among the out-of-town guests were Dr. and Mrs.
Kirkley Bannister and son, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Dr. and Mrs.
Wm. E. Bannister and children, of Lexington; Miss Hattie May
Bannister, of Sherman, Ky.; Mrs. J. W. Palmer and daughter,
of Stamping Ground; besides a few intimate friends of the bride from
|Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Pg. 40
Dated: Sunday, Nov. 4, 1917
CONNEAUT, Nov. 3 - A former high school
teacher here, Mrs. Bruce T. Kocher, is now living in Ossittee,
N. H., where her husband is county farm agent.
They were married in Conneaut a short time ago.
Before the wedding she was Miss Cora Louise Mitchell.
Mr. Kocher's former home is North East, Pa., just across the
|Source: Duluth News - Tribune - Minnesota
Dated: Feb. 27, 1910
SEEKS DIVORCE AND WILL BE EXAMINED REGARDING SANITY
ASHTABULA, Ohio, Feb. 26. - John Castler of
Conneaut got into more trouble than he knew when he blithely entered
court in the pursuit of a divorce. His first session on the
witness stand ended when Judge J. W. Roberts sent him to jail
for contempt of court. The grand jury thereupon indicted him for
perjury, who which charge he was arranged today. Now Castler's
counsel has asked that a medical examination be made to ascertain
whether Castler is insane. Castler therefore faces
a chance of a permanent retirement from the world, originating in the
fact that he could not get along with his wife.
|Source: The Montgomery Advertiser
October 18, 1917
LIEUT. R. O. SMITH MARRIES MISS RUTH RANGE AT
Lieut. Robert O. Smith, commissioned at the
first officers training camp was back at his post in Camp Sherman
today after a hurried trip on leave to Conneaut where me married
Miss Ruth Range. Both lived in Conneaut.
|Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Pg. 18
Dated: Monday, Nov. 3, 1919
(Special to The Plain Dealer)
- Miss Frances W. West of Atlanta and Audlie McCauley
of Cleveland were married at Atlanta.
- Miss Eleanor Murphy of this city and Adelbert Baker
of Penn Line, Pa., were married.
- Miss Anna Dillinger and Bert J. Williams, both of
Conneaut, were married.
Dealer (Cleveland, OH) pg. 44
Dated: Sunday, Apr. 16, 1844
Beverly Maudein Hungerford Weds David Reese Messenger
IN a double ring service, Miss Beverley Maudein Hungerford
was married to Mr. David Reese Messenger, U. S. M. S., son of
Mr. and Mrs. Howard C. Messenger, of Conneaut, on April 10.
The wedding, preceded by a half hour of organ music, took place at
7, in the Church of the Ascension and was followed by a reception at
the home of the bride's parents.
The bride's gown was of white satin with princess
neckline and full court train. Her wedding bouquet was of
white iris and roses, with one orchid in the center. Mrs.
Chester Queberq was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were the
Misses Rita Roach, Clara Wagmer and Jeannette Marcks.
Mr. David Griese, fraternity brother of the bridegroom was best
man. Ushers were Mr. Robert Post, Jack Stephens,
Merlin Metzler and Pvt. Harold Allick.
Mr. Messenger attended Western Reserve University
where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He is now
stationed at Sheepshead Bay.
Following a brief visit in Conneaut and a trip to New
York City, the couple will live in Brooklyn while Mr. Messenger
is stationed there.