Saturday, December 27, 2014

Marriages in Early Kerr County Newspapers, 1903

Marriages in Early Kerr County Newspapers, 1903.  Here is a selection of wedding news from early Kerrville newspapers.  All of these come from the Kerrville Mountain Sun and were located through
This does not represent all weddings in the county, only those for which we found reports in the local papers.  Some of these stories are quite lengthy, others very brief.

KMS stands for Kerrville Mountain Sun.  Date format is month/day/year.

KMS 1/3/1903
Mr. W. A. Hadden and Miss Alice Lockett, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Lockett at 3:30 p.m., December 27, Rev. R. Galbraith officiating. Mr. Hadden was formerly a resident of Kerrville, but now resided at Fort Stockton, where he was county and district clerk of Pecos County.

KMS 2/7/1903
J. H. Vanham and Miss Jessie Hughs, at the home of the bride's parents on Jan 31.  Rev. Fred S. Payne officiating.  Mr. Vanham a prosperous and wealthy young stockman of Midland. After the ceremony they left for their home in Midland.

KMS 2/8/1903
On last Saturday at Schreiner's camp house, Barbee Mountainmayor and Redago Gonzales, Mexicans from Morris Ranch.  Judge E. H. Turner performed the ceremony.

Hon. Will A. Morris, of San Antonio, and Miss Annie Eula Thomas, at the Presbyterian Church, Wednesday, Feb. 6 at high noon.  The ladies of honor were Misses Helen Carr and Clemmie Remschel.  Hon. Ernest Fellbaum, of San Antonio, was best man. Dr. E. Galbraith and Chas. Kyle were ushers.  The bride was given away by her brother G. H. Coleman.  Rev. E. L. Story officiated.

KMS 3/14/1903
Dr. G. R. Zachry and Miss Fannie Payne were married at the homes[sic] of the bride's parents at Sanco on the 1st, inst.  Miss Payne is a sister of Mrs. A. B. Williamson and spent several years in Kerrville attending the Tivy HIgh School, graduating in 1900.  She has many friends in Kerrville who will wish her much happiness.  The groom is a prosperous and popular physician of Talpa, Coleman county.

KMS 3/28/1903
Miss Inez Benton and Mr. Jesse W. Gilmer at the Methodist Church in Rock Springs, on Wednesday evening, March 25, 1908.

KMS 4/4/1903
Mr. Jesse Gilmer and Inez Benton, last Wednesday evening at 8:30 at the Methodist church, Rock Springs. Rev. W. Mathews officiating. Bridesmaids were Misses Stewart and Benton. Groomsmen were Messrs. Will Gilmer and Joe Winn.  The ushers were Messrs. Walker Dismukes and Stewart Draper.  The couple made their home at the Gilmer Ranch.

KMS 4/11/1903
W. T. Roberson and Miss Helen Cook were quietly married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Howard, in Kerrville, at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 5. Rev. W. D. Wendell officiating.  The groom had worked at the Chas. Schreiner Company for two years and the bride, whose former home was St. Louis, was in charge of the millinery department of the Chas. Schreiner store for the past two years.

KMS 7/25/1903
Miss Mary L. Johnston to Mr. O. P. Garrett, to take place Thursday, July 16, at the home of her sister, Mrs. D. N. Briggs, Shreveport, La.  At home in Center Point after Aug. 1.

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