These wedding “announcements” are from the Caddo Herald.
December 30, 1910-Betts-Folsom
A brilliant wedding took place at Caddo Hills, Wednesday afternoon at the residence of W. F. Barker and Mrs. K Barker, over one hundred of the best and most respectable people for Pleasant Hill were present for the occasion.
At 2 o’clock in the afternoon in the parlors of the residence, Mr. J.D. Betts and Miss Bessie Folsom were united in marriage by Rev. Jno. Cashman. Prof. Hanks played the wedding march and several other lively pieces. Mr. Betts and Miss Folsom were highly esteemed among the young people of Pleasant Hill and in the surrounding community where they made many friends. After the marriage ceremony dinner was served to all who were present for the occasion, many can say with the writer of this article that they had the square meal of a life time. The occasion will long be remembered for the courtesy and kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Barker to the many friends who were present. The young couple are starting out in life under favorable prospects, there are no clouds in their sky at present, long may it continue so. They are going to set up housekeeping among their many friends at Pleasant Hill.
May their days be bright and happy.
May their troubles be but few.
May peace and joy attend them.
As through life’s journey they go.
January 6, 1911
L.M. Wood and Miss Mary Etta Crossett, of Caddo, Okla. came to Sherman yesterday afternoon and after securing the necessary license were united in marriage at the Travis street Methodist parsonage, Rev. J.L. Morris, pastor of the Travis Street church, officiating. Immediately after the ceremony the bridal couple returned to Caddo where they will reside.- Sherman Democrat.
Miss Crossett has been for sometime past, employed as stenographer at the Katy Mill & Elevator Company, she is well known here and has many friends. She is a sister to G. A. Crossett and Mrs. Ben Payne. Mr. Wood is a young man of sterling worth and worthy of the bride he has won. Their marriage was quite a surprise to many of their friends here.
Caddo Couple United in Marriage at Three in the Morning
January 27, 1911
Pull Preacher Out of Bed
“Please Go ‘Way and Let Me Sleep” is a song that may put some people to flight, but not the Caddo couple who came to Durant on the early train Sunday morning.
Alighting from the train, which was more than half an hour late, they made their way with friends to the Methodist parsonage on Third avenue.
The groom rapped on the door, and in a few seconds Pastor. G. C. French emerged from his abode with the interrogation: “What can I do for you?”
“We want you to marry us”, said the groom pointing to his bride standing by his side.
“What’s your hurry and why come at this time of the night?” was asked by the clergyman.
“Well, its just a fool notion of ours, thought we would slip off from the old folks.”
Being assured that the couple were marriageable age and that the necessary licenses were in hand, Rev. French invited them into his parlor and united in marriage James C. Gross and Miss Ellena Robinson, both of Caddo.
And then they went their way, and the minister went back to bed. –Durant Democrat
Mr. Gross is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Gross of this city, and his accomplished bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Lorena Robinson, who reside a few miles east. Both young people enjoy a large circle of friends who are wishing them all kinds of unalloyed happiness.