Mary Ellen Barrett Marries William Runyon, 1922

From the August 24, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:


Miss Mary Ellen Barrett, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barrett, Sr., and William Lewis Runyon of Kansas City were united in marriage at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents. The single ring ceremony was used, and the ceremony was performed by Rev. F. E. Edwards, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Burlington Junction, in the presence of a small company of relatives and intimate friends.

The bride wore a gown of white dotted swiss with organdie trimmings and carried a bridal bouquet of small garden flowers. Following the ceremony a dinner was served at the Barrett home, and the bride and groom left Sunday evening for Kansas City, Kansas, where they will spend a brief honeymoon with relatives. For traveling, the bride wore a tan suit of tricotine, with a hat and gloves to correspond.
Mr. and Mrs. Runyon will make their home in Kansas City, where he is employed at the Bowles Live Stock Commission Company.

Mrs. Runyon is a native of Skidmore, and a graduate of the local high school. For the past four years she has taught fifth and sixth grades at Burlington Junction, and was re-elected to teach there again the coming year.

The wedding guests included Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Barrett and sons, Elbert and Erman of Maryville, Mr. and Mrs. Linwood Singleton and children, Jesse Robertson, Roselah and Mary, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry McGinness and sons, Lyle and Junior, all of Burlington Junction, Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Dilts and niece, Violet Lent, Mrs. W. T. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Mullins, John Barrett and Charles Barrett.

The News joins the many friends of the bride and groom in wishing them a long, happy and prosperous marriage.

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