The Okie Legacy found this Oct 6, 1905 marriage announcement of
Welles-DeGeer (my great-grandparents):
"Married, at the Episcopal Church in Wichita, Kansas, Wednesday, October 4, 1905, Rev. S. G. Welles of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Miss Mable DeGeer of Wichita, Kansas, with Bisop F. K. Brooke of Oklahoma City, officiating.
The groom was at one time rector of the Episcopal church at this place and is a man of high moral character and is now rector of a church in Cincinnati.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. L. W. DeGeer formerly of Alva, and a niece of the editor of the Record. She is a lady of rare accomplishments and refinement. The happy couple left for Kansas City where they will spend a few days with Mrs. Welles' brother, Dahl DeGeer and wife, and then go to Cincinnati, where they will make their future home.
The Record joins their numerous friends in Alva and vicinity in wishing them peace, prosperity and plenty as they journey through life -- Record."
Years later, the children they produced including my grandpa, Sam Welles Jr.
|From Left: Sam, Mabel, Mary, Muriel, Bishop Edward|
Mabel DeGeer, Canon Sam