Early Marriages Reported in the Newspaper

Over the years the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society created an index to genealogical information as a set of 3×5 index cards. In 2012 YVGS decided to share the index information collected for Benton County with the Tri-City Genealogical Society which serves Benton and Franklin counties. Below are the marriages included in this collection.

Prior to 1905 Yakima County included a substantial part of Benton County. See the collection of historical Washington state county boundaries.

YVGS collected marriage entries covering approximately 1903 - 1907 from the Prosser Record-Bulletin (PRB), Prosser Bulletin (PB), Prosser Record (PR), Prosser Falls Bulletin (PFB) and Benton County Republican (BCR). These newspapers are accessible through the Mid-Columbia Libraries. See their newspaper availability list for details.

<p>Each entry can possibly provide the bride and groom names, marriage date, newspaper and publication date. For easy searching the marriages are listed first by groom's name and second by bride's name.

Organized by Groom's Name

Groom's Name Bride's Name Marriage Date Newspaper Code Publication Date
Abeling, E J Wheeler, Mabel E PRB September 10, 1903
Alexander, L H Sawyer, Helen C PRB August 15, 1907
Beckner, Noah J Burr, Florence February 8, 1904 February 18, 1904
Bedsaul, Frazier PB November 25, 1905
Bevier, Walter Russell Stretchberry, Flora May PB July 19, 1906
Blair, Wm Smart, Rebecca April 29, 1906 PB May 3, 1906
Blair(Clair), Clinton Sprague Davenport, Bessie T PB January 11, 1906
Brandenthaler, Peter Wyatt, Ersie March 7, 1907 PB August 8, 1907
Brooks, Bynum E Francis, Elsie April 18, 1906 PB May 3, 1906
Brown , Wm S Ward, Gae Lula August 12, 1907 PB September 15, 1907
Buoy, Samuel F Brown, Agnes PB May 17, 1906
Calpin, R A Wise, Mary Etta April 12, 1906 PB April 12, 1906
Carlson, John Nelson, Jennie September 30, 1906 PB October 4, 1906
Cartledge, W B VanSickle, Alta September 12, 1904 PRB October 27, 1904
Cartwright, Elias J Andrews, Mary Isabel September 21, 1904 PRB September 22, 1904
Cary, D M Kennett, Bessie Pearl PB July 12, 1906
Charles, L J Powell, S L PB July 5, 1906
Chatman Howard, Maud October 25, 1903 PFB October 29, 1903
Clair, Burt Caff, Lula PB March 24, 1904
Clarke, Van Buren Lynch, Viola July 17, 1906 PB July 19, 1906
Dikeman, M J Bergman, Georgia A PB March 1, 1906
Fair, J C Gregg, Nellie PB October 3, 1907
Finn, George L Bush, Viola June 6, 1905 PB
Flemming, Archie G Williams, M Alice PB January 21, 1904
Forsythe, Harry Taylor, Pearl November 25, 1903 PFB November 26, 1903
Fredill, Herman Fredill, Jennie 1905
Gardner, Jay Rettig, Annie June 20, 1906 PB June 28, 1906
Giles, Geo H Crooks, Hannah PFB December 10, 1903
Glaze, Roy Garrison, Viola May 13, 1906 PB May 17, 1906
Graham, Frank S Starkey, Gertrude October 16, 1906 PB October 18, 1906
Guild, Harry H Reusse, Augusta May 5, 1904 PB May 5, 1904
Hanson, Geo Edward Pallister, Jessie Edna PB June 20, 1907
Harper, Carl R Howard, Maud June 19, 1907 BCR June 20, 1907
Hasher, Robert L Martel, Frona PFB September 10, 1903
Hauskins, Clifford Bole, Mary L April 27, 1906 PB April 26, 1906
Headlee, Frank E Neighbors, Nellie F October 1, 1905 PB October 5, 1905
Henry, John Anderson Henry, Mabel May PB June 20, 1907
Higgins, Edward S Bunting, Myrtle E January 24, 1906 PB January 25, 1906
Hopson, Almond Rainey, Nettie January 7, 1905 PRB January 12, 1905
Hoskins, Jake Boles, Mae April 21, 1906 PB May 3, 1906
Houtz, Chas Sandrock, Emma June 10, 1907 BCR June 13, 1907
Ingham, Harry Dittweiler, Luella April 8, 1904 PB April 14, 1904
Johnson, Elmer B Erlandson, Katharine February 3, 1906 PB February 8, 1906
Jones, Clyde D PB September 12, 1907
Kendall, Thomas B Furgason, Dora E February 1, 1906
Kinder, Otto A Richman, Carrie E March 10, 1906 PB March 15, 1906
King, Arthur Hill, Lois February 12, 1905 PRB February 16, 1905
Lane, G A Nelson, T J April 16, 1905 PRB April 20, 1905
Lane, G A Slocum (Sealth), E A December 7, 1905 PB December 7, 1905
Leslie, Ira B McVey, Mabel May 3, 1906 PB May 3, 1906
Livengood, Clarence Fields, Grace PR January 21, 1904
Lowery, James F Rolph, Jessie October 10, 1905 PB October 19, 1905
Lyons, Guy Rock, Emma August 13, 1906 PB August 30, 1906
Marsh, T or J Drayton Sharkland, Daisy B March 5, 1904 March 10, 1904
Mason, Jesse Henly?, Cassie May 28, 1904 PB June 9, 1904
McClure, William Lund, Hannah February 4, 1905 PRB February 9, 1905
McCreadie, John G Lundy, Sarah May 2, 1904 PB May 5, 1904
McIntyre, Alex Tyacke, Maud November 8, 1903 PRB November 12, 1903
Mechtel, Matthias Powell, Ethel L PRB September 10, 1903
Melgard, Hawkins Kennedy, Alice PB July 12, 1906
Mercer, James B Wood, Ida May PRB March 2, 1905
Mercer, Milo Stenson, Lillie October 20, 1904 PR October 20, 1904
Moore, John J Stilwell, Benie September 6, 1905 PB September 7, 1905
Nicely, Emerson L Tustin, Sadie April 5, 1906 PB April 12, 1906
Patterson, John PRB November 19, 1903
Penfield, Albert L Ward, Alice Eudora August 18, 1907 PB August 22, 1907
Penn, John A Peckenbaugh, Bessie E PB October 18, 1906
Peterson, Louis Tyacke, Cora October 30, 1904 PRB
Potter, Mark Anderson, Minnie June 30, 1907 PB June 27, 1907
Ramsey, Otto P Cochran, Susie December 25, 1915
Randall, Albert Archer, Mary PB October 18, 1906
Reavis, Allen C Dunning, Bertha J 2154
Reed, Ernest Adolph Spence, Vida Irene PB September 12, 1907
Rettig, George February 16, 1905 PRB February 23, 1905
Rivers, Charles Lyons, Edna PB August 1, 1907
Roberts, Joe Hamilton, Lillian Belle October 6, 1905 PB October 12, 1905
Rosabach, Louis Whitney, Rachel February 20, 1904 February 28, 1904
Rucker, B J Brown, Ruby December 31, 1904 PRB January 5, 1905
Sandmeyer, John J Devine, Ellen Teresa Feb 18, 1904
Schwartz, Wm C Wiese, Etta M November 1, 1905 PB November 2,.1905
Scott, Robert A Atwood, Marian A June 8, 1904 PB June 16, 1904
Shaw, W S Randolph, Mollie December 22, 1903 PB December 31, 1903
Simmons, Dan Roberts, Nellie E PB July 27, 1905
Smith, Walter E White, Laura Anna PB January 7, 1904
Spencer, Herbert Bartlett, Bertie September 30, 1906 PB October 4, 1906
Spencer, Michael Nicely, Juanita July 18, 1906 PB July 19, 1906
Sprague, Clinton Davenport, Bessie January 9, 1906 PB January 11, 1906
Starbuck, Ben Braden, Mary September 25, 1904 PRB September 29, 1904
Stewart, Andrew Fulkerson, Marchie Belle March 15, 1905 PRB March 16, 1905
Stockman, Chas Hitch, Myrtle PB January 27, 1906
Stringer, Gilbert R Cameron, Mabel K December 31, 1903
Sullivan, Jerry Fallon, Lena PB August 9, 1906
Swan, Felix J Peterson, Gena July 3, 1903 PRB
Taylor, Roy Brownfield, Elizabeth Jane September 25, 1907 PB September 26, 1907
Taylor, W Henry MacNeil, Celia July 12, 1905 PB July 20, 1905
Teel, John Morris Teel, Ella June 1, 1907 BCR June 6, 1907
Tompson, Fred Rich, Elsie April 2, 1905 PRB May 4, 1905
Tuttle, Allison G Benson, Jennie June 3, 1906 PB May 31, 1906
Warden, L Hedington, Lucy E November 7, 1905 PB November 9, 1905
Wheeler, R O Hayes, Edverta PB August 16, 1906
Whitworth, R L Cundiff, Edna E June 13, 1907 PCR June 20, 1907
Willman, John D Fisher, Anna PB December 14, 1905
Wilson, E O Smith, Ona Violet June 2, 1907 BCR June 6, 1907
Wolven, Chas Young, Nellie September 11, 1904 PRB September 15, 1904

Organized by Brides's Name

Bride's Name Groom's Name Marriage Date Newspaper Code Publication Date
Bedsaul, Frazier PB November 25, 1905
Patterson, John PRB November 19, 1903
Rettig, George February 16, 1905 PRB February 23, 1905
Jones, Clyde D PB September 12, 1907
Anderson, Minnie Potter, Mark June 30, 1907 PB June 27, 1907
Andrews, Mary Isabel Cartwright, Elias J September 21, 1904 PRB September 22, 1904
Archer, Mary Randall, Albert PB October 18, 1906
Atwood, Marian A Scott, Robert A June 8, 1904 PB June 16, 1904
Bartlett, Bertie Spencer, Herbert September 30, 1906 PB October 4, 1906
Benson, Jennie Tuttle, Allison G June 3, 1906 PB May 31, 1906
Bergman, Georgia A Dikeman, M J PB March 1, 1906
Bole, Mary L Hauskins, Clifford April 27, 1906 PB April 26, 1906
Boles, Mae Hoskins, Jake April 21, 1906 PB May 3, 1906
Braden, Mary Starbuck, Ben September 25, 1904 PRB September 29, 1904
Brown, Agnes Buoy, Samuel F PB May 17, 1906
Brown, Ruby Rucker, B J December 31, 1904 PRB January 5, 1905
Brownfield, Elizabeth Jane Taylor, Roy September 25, 1907 PB September 26, 1907
Bunting, Myrtle E Higgins, Edward S January 24, 1906 PB January 25, 1906
Burr, Florence Beckner, Noah J February 8, 1904 February 18, 1904
Bush, Viola Finn, George L June 6, 1905 PB
Caff, Lula Clair, Burt PB March 24, 1904
Cameron, Mabel K Stringer, Gilbert R December 31, 1903
Cochran, Susie Ramsey, Otto P December 25, 1915
Crooks, Hannah Giles, Geo H PFB December 10, 1903
Cundiff, Edna E Whitworth, R L June 13, 1907 PCR June 20, 1907
Davenport, Bessie Sprague, Clinton January 9, 1906 PB January 11, 1906
Davenport, Bessie T Blair(Clair), Clinton Sprague PB January 11, 1906
Devine, Ellen Teresa Sandmeyer, John J Feb 18, 1904
Dittweiler, Luella Ingham, Harry April 8, 1904 PB April 14, 1904
Dunning, Bertha J Reavis, Allen C November 23, 1905
Erlandson, Katharine Johnson, Elmer B February 3, 1906 PB February 8, 1906
Fallon, Lena Sullivan, Jerry PB August 9, 1906
Fields, Grace Livengood, Clarence PR January 21, 1904
Fisher, Anna Willman, John D PB December 14, 1905
Francis, Elsie Brooks, Bynum E April 18, 1906 PB May 3, 1906
Fredill, Jennie Fredill, Herman 1905
Fulkerson, Marchie Belle Stewart, Andrew March 15, 1905 PRB March 16, 1905
Furgason, Dora E Kendall, Thomas B February 1, 1906
Garrison, Viola Glaze, Roy May 13, 1906 PB May 17, 1906
Gregg, Nellie Fair, J C PB October 3, 1907
Hamilton, Lillian Belle Roberts, Joe October 6, 1905 PB October 12, 1905
Hayes, Edverta Wheeler, R O PB August 16, 1906
Hedington, Lucy E Warden, L November 7, 1905 PB November 9, 1905
Henly?, Cassie Mason, Jesse May 28, 1904 PB June 9, 1904
Henry, Mabel May Henry, John Anderson PB June 20, 1907
Hill, Lois King, Arthur February 12, 1905 PRB February 16, 1905
Hitch, Myrtle Stockman, Chas PB January 27, 1906
Howard, Maud Harper, Carl R June 19, 1907 BCR June 20, 1907
Howard, Maud Chatman October 25, 1903 PFB October 29, 1903
Kennedy, Alice Melgard, Hawkins PB July 12, 1906
Kennett, Bessie Pearl Cary, D M PB July 12, 1906
Lund, Hannah McClure, William February 4, 1905 PRB February 9, 1905
Lundy, Sarah McCreadie, John G May 2, 1904 PB May 5, 1904
Lynch, Viola Clarke, Van Buren July 17, 1906 PB July 19, 1906
Lyons, Edna Rivers, Charles PB August 1, 1907
MacNeil, Celia Taylor, W Henry July 12, 1905 PB July 20, 1905
Martel, Frona Hasher, Robert L PFB September 10, 1903
McVey, Mabel Leslie, Ira B May 3, 1906 PB May 3, 1906
Neighbors, Nellie F Headlee, Frank E October 1, 1905 PB October 5, 1905
Nelson, Jennie Carlson, John September 30, 1906 PB October 4, 1906
Nelson, T J Lane, G A April 16, 1905 PRB April 20, 1905
Nicely, Juanita Spencer, Michael July 18, 1906 PB July 19, 1906
Pallister, Jessie Edna Hanson, Geo Edward PB June 20, 1907
Peckenbaugh, Bessie E Penn, John A PB October 18, 1906
Peterson, Gena Swan, Felix J July 3, 1903 PRB
Powell, Ethel L Mechtel, Matthias PRB September 10, 1903
Powell, S L Charles, L J PB July 5, 1906
Rainey, Nettie Hopson, Almond January 7, 1905 PRB January 12, 1905
Randolph, Mollie Shaw, W S December 22, 1903 PB December 31, 1903
Rettig, Annie Gardner, Jay June 20, 1906 PB June 28, 1906
Reusse, Augusta Guild, Harry H May 5, 1904 PB May 5, 1904
Rich, Elsie Tompson, Fred April 2, 1905 PRB May 4, 1905
Richman, Carrie E Kinder, Otto A March 10, 1906 PB March 15, 1906
Roberts, Nellie E Simmons, Dan PB July 27, 1905
Rock, Emma Lyons, Guy August 13, 1906 PB August 30, 1906
Rolph, Jessie Lowery, James F October 10, 1905 PB October 19, 1905
Sandrock, Emma Houtz, Chas June 10, 1907 BCR June 13, 1907
Sawyer, Helen C Alexander, L H PRB August 15, 1907
Sharkland, Daisy B Marsh, T or J Drayton March 5, 1904 March 10, 1904
Slocum (Sealth), E A Lane, G A December 7, 1905 PB December 7, 1905
Smart, Rebecca Blair, Wm April 29, 1906 PB May 3, 1906
Smith, Ona Violet Wilson, E O June 2, 1907 BCR June 6, 1907
Spence, Vida Irene Reed, Ernest Adolph PB September 12, 1907
Starkey, Gertrude Graham, Frank S October 16, 1906 PB October 18, 1906
Stenson, Lillie Mercer, Milo October 20, 1904 PR October 20, 1904
Stilwell, Benie Moore, John J September 6, 1905 PB September 7, 1905
Stretchberry, Flora May Bevier, Walter Russell PB July 19, 1906
Taylor, Pearl Forsythe, Harry November 25, 1903 PFB November 26, 1903
Teel, Ella Teel, John Morris June 1, 1907 BCR June 6, 1907
Tustin, Sadie Nicely, Emerson L April 5, 1906 PB April 12, 1906
Tyacke, Cora Peterson, Louis October 30, 1904 PRB
Tyacke, Maud McIntyre, Alex November 8, 1903 PRB November 12, 1903
VanSickle, Alta Cartledge, W B September 12, 1904 PRB October 27, 1904
Ward, Alice Eudora Penfield, Albert L August 18, 1907 PB August 22, 1907
Ward, Gae Lula Brown , Wm S August 12, 1907 PB September 15, 1907
Wheeler, Mabel E Abeling, E J PRB September 10, 1903
White, Laura Anna Smith, Walter E PB January 7, 1904
Whitney, Rachel Rosabach, Louis February 20, 1904 February 28, 1904
Wiese, Etta M Schwartz, Wm C November 1, 1905 PB November 2,.1905
Williams, M Alice Flemming, Archie G PB January 21, 1904
Wise, Mary Etta Calpin, R A April 12, 1906 PB April 12, 1906
Wood, Ida May Mercer, James B PRB March 2, 1905
Wyatt, Ersie Brandenthaler, Peter March 7, 1907 PB August 8, 1907
Young, Nellie Wolven, Chas September 11, 1904 PRB September 15, 1904
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