From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), July 14, 1921, page 1:
A pretty wedding was solemnized at the Little Brown Church in the Vale Monday, July 5, 1921, at 3 p.m., when Miss Orpha DeGroff gave her hand in marriage to Rev. T. M. Walton.
The nuptial vows were pronounced by Rev. Guy B. Williamson and the ceremony was witnessed by only the near relatives of the bride.
The bride wore a gown of white organdie and a corsage bouquet of sweet peas and roses. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. DeGroff who live near Republic. She has spent practically all her life in this community, and graduated from the Nashua high school with the class of 1921. She is a young woman who stands high in the esteem of all who know her.
Mr. Walton came here about six years ago and took charge of the Christian church at Republic. He is a tireless worker in the Master’s cause and the church has prospered spiritually under his pastorate. Later he established an organization at Nashua and also held services regularly in the Little Brown church. He is a young man with abundant energy and ambition and admired and respected by all.
He expects to close his church work in this field in about two weeks, after which he and Mrs. Walton will take an auto trip to Missouri to visit his parents. Later he will go to a new field for Christian work, just where he has not yet decided.
The Reporter joins the many friends of this worthy couple in extending congratulations. — Nashua, Ia. Reporter.
Mr. Walton is a son of Thomas Walton of near Skidmore, and was reared in this community.