Double Wedding: Masters-Keever and Greeson-Masters

We here at Storyteller Central traditionally celebrate the month of February by posting wedding announcements from our favorite paper.  We kick off the month with a bonus — a double wedding reported in the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri) on May 1, 1913, page 3:

Double Wedding

A quiet double wedding took place last Wednesday noon, April 23, 1913, at the residence of Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Jones, Maryville, Missouri, when Miss Hazel Masters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Masters, living southwest of Maryville, and Mr. Ora Keever, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Keever, also miss Marguerite Greeson of near Graham, and Mr. Ray Masters, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Masters, were united in marriage by Rev. Jones.

Immediately after the ceremony they were driven to the George Masters home, where the immediate relatives of the bridal couples awaited their return.  After a shower of rice and congratulations the guests were escorted to the dining room where a bountiful wedding dinner was served.  Justice can scarcely be given to this feature unless one were privileged to be seated at the table.

The two young couples are well known to the people of the Rockford vicinity and are highly respected by all.

We hope the sea of life may be a happy and prosperous one.

Mr. and Mrs. Keever will be at home to their friends after May 1 on Mr. Keever’s farm eleven miles northwest of Skidmore.

Mr. and Mrs. Masters will make their home on Mr. Masters’ farm nine miles southwest of Maryville, after May 1.

From the same edition and same page:


Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Keever gave a reception last Thursday, April 24, 1913, at their home seven miles southwest of Maryville, in honor of their son, O. E. Keever, and bride.

The immediate relatives of the bride and groom were present.

After introductions and congratulation the guests were escorted to the dining room, where an elaborate three-course luncheon was served.

The table was decorated with red and white roses.

Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Josh Stevenson, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Oakerson, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Stevenson, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Knepper, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Sharp, Mr. and Mrs. James Stevenson, Mr. and Mrs. Will Knepper, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Masters, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Masters, Forest, Byron and Howard Masters, Archer, Ward and Earl Stevenson and Hazel Hart.

The young couple were the recipients of many nice presents consisting of cut glass, linen and silverware.


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