Archive for the ‘Marriages’ Category

Maryville Enterprise
August 17, 1960

The marriage of Miss Naomi Myers and Ullin L. Bivens was solemnized Saturday, August 6 in Walnut Street Baptist Church, Evansville, Ind.

The bride is the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Herman H. Myers of Evansville, and the bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Walter B. Bivens of Maryville and the late Mr. Bivens.   The Rev.  Charles Chaney of Oak Grove, Ky., read the double ring service.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a street-length gown of white lace over powder blue taffeta.  The bodice featured a bateau neckline and short sleeves, and was worn with a crushed cummerbund of taffeta, with bow in back, and streamers.  She wore a pearl queen’s crown, with a circular face veil.

Mrs. Bailey M. Martin of Henderson, Ky. was matron of honor for her cousin.  Mr. Robert Culveyhouse of Maryville was best man for his nephew.

A reception was held at the Brenner Party House.  Mr. and Mrs. Bivens will return from a a southern honeymon August 21.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Mr. Bivens holds a master’s degree in religious education from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.  He is minister of religious  education at the Walnut Street Church in Evansville.  Mrs. Bivens is assistant bookkeeper for Ryan Oil. Co.


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Maryville Times
18 Oct 1906

Saturday morning an event was consummated for which the public has been on the <…> many days.   Mr. James A. Goddard, the popular assistant cashier of the Bank of Maryville and Mrs. Ella DeArmond repaired to the home of Dr. Samuel T. Wilson and were made husband and wife.  After the ceremony, they boarded the train for Knoxville from which point they went to Greenville to attend the Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in session at that place.  The happy couple retured to Maryville  Monday evening and went at once to their beautiful hom in South Maryville, where they were greeted by the immediate of their families.   An old-fashioned serenade enlivened the early hours of the night as a noisy expression of the good wishes of their friends.   May a life, rich in contentment, cheer the days to come and be led gently down the vista of the years is he wish of the Enterprise.

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From the Maryville Enterprise – December 3, 1942

Mrs. F.M. Thompson announces the marriage of her daughter Clara, to Mr. William C. McConnell, son of the late Dr. and Mrs. John McConnell of Maryville. The ceremony took place at the family home on Ellis Ave. , with the Rev. Colvin Hammock, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.  Friends were present for the ceremony and reception which followed. 

The bride wore her going away outfit of gallant blue wool jersey with matching turban and accessories.  She carried a bride’s bouquet of white chryanthemums and pink rose buds, using a shoulder corsage of white chrysanthemums for traveling.   Miss Doraita Thompson, dressed in powder blue wearing pink rose buds was her sister’s only attendant with Mr. Lon C. McConnell  serving as his brothers best man. 

Miss Mildred Thompson with Charles Burgreen at the piano sang “At Dawning” and “Loves Old Sweet Song” preceeding the ceremony.  After the reception, Mr. and Mrs. McConnell left for a brief wedding trip to Nashville where they witnessed the Tenn. Vandy game.   Mrs. McConnell has been a member of Chandler-Singleton Company’s ready-to-wear department for several years where she will continue to be employed while Mr. McConnell is serving with the Ordance Corp. of the Army.   Mr. McConnell, who has until recently been in the electric business in Maryville will depart to Fort Jackson, S.C. the 15th of December, from where he will go to California for his basic training.


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Maryville Times – 6 Jan 1892

Miss Alice Swan, one of the beautiful and popular young ladies of this place, and Robert Dunsmore, a young engineer of Phillipsburg, Pa., were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, last Wednesday morning, Rev.  J.K. Pace, former pastor of the Baptist Church at this place,  performed the ceremony.   The wedding was witnessed by a few of the intimate friends of the family.  The happy couple left that morning for their future home,  Phillipsburg, Pa.  The TIMES extends congratulations and wishes them happiness and prosperity.


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J. Arthur Costner

J. Arthur Costner, county treasurer of Blount county, is one of Maryville’s representative citizens. A native of this county, he was born near Carpenter’s Camp Grounds, on the 10th of October, 1871, a son of H. M, and Margaret L. Costner.

J. Arthur Costner received his education in the common schools in the vicinity of the home farm and when eighteen years of age enrolled in Maryville College. Upon the completion of his course in that institution he returned to the home farm and subsequently accepted a position as mail carrier, serving for sixteen years in that capacity. He moved into Maryville upon becoming active in the mail service and his genial and pleasing personality won for him many friends. In August, 1920, he was elected county treasurer on the republican ticket, and he is discharging the duties devolving upon him in this office with efficiency.

On the 19th of April, 1894, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Costner to Miss Mary S. McGhee, and to their union two children have been born: Guy and Hazel. Guy, who is a veteran of the World war, having been in active service overseas for twelve months, is now studying dentistry.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Costner are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal church and they are active in church work. Fraternally he is identified with the Junior Order of American Mechanics. Mr. Costner devotes his entire time and attention to his official duties and well merits the confidence and esteem in which he is held by his fellowmen. He has contributed in a marked degree to the development and improvement of the general welfare and is highly esteemed for his integrity and sterling worth.

Source:  Moore, John Trotwood. Tennessee, The Volunteer State, 1769-1923Vol. 4. Chicago, IL, USA: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1923.


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On this day in 1877, Perry George married Margaret Cooper in Blount County TN.  Houston Henry paid the securities and bond issued 26 Dec 1877. Marriage performed by J.C. Gillespie, Justice of the Peace.


Marriage Record: Perry George & Margaret Cooper. Digital image. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Ancestry.com. 16 Nov. 2008 <tennessee state marriages, 1780-2002>.


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Maryville Times
July 3, 1913

Mr. Wiley G. Everett came to South Louisville last Wednesday, June 24th and claimed as his bride Miss Fannye Gowley McCosh. 

Mrs. Everett is a charming and accomplished young lady, who by her winning ways makes friends of all she meets and will be greatly missed at the above named place, and all who have the pleasure of her acquaintance are delighted to know that she will make her future home in Maryville. 

Mr. and Mrs. Everett boarded the train Wednesday evening and were pleasant visitors at the beautiful home of the brides sisster Mrs. T.G. Callahan of Mentor. 

Mrs. Everett is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McCosh and the writer with a host of other friends wish the young couple all the success, happiness and prosperity this life affords, and hope their troubles will be few and far between as they travel the journey of life together.


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