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Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Evansville, Indiana Marriage Found in Tennessee Newspaper"

Maryville Enterprise

Blont County, Tennessee
August 17, 1960

The marriage of Miss Naomi Myers and Ullin L. Bivens was solemnized Saturday, August 6 in Walnut Street Baptist Church, Evansville, Ind.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman H. Myers of Evansville, and the bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Walter B. Bivens of Maryville and the late Mr. Bivens. The Rev. Charles Chaney of Oak Grove, Ky., read the double ring service.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a street-length gown of white lace over powder blue taffeta. The bodice featured a bateau neckline and short sleeves, and was worn with a crushed cummerbund of taffeta, with bow in back, and streamers. She wore a pearl queen’s crown, with a circular face veil. Mrs. Bailey M. Martin of Henderson, Ky. was matron of honor for her cousin. Mr. Robert Culveyhouse of Maryville was best man for his nephew. A reception was held at the Brenner Party House. Mr. and Mrs. Bivens will return from a a southern honeymon August 21. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Mr. Bivens holds a master’s degree in religious education from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He is minister of religious education at the Walnut Street Church in Evansville. Mrs. Bivens is assistant bookkeeper for Ryan Oil. Co.

- Submitted by Taneya Koonce

NOTE: I decided to see what was published in the Evansville newspapers about the wedding. I did not find a report of the marriage in the Browning Online Genealogical Database. I checked the Willard Library Online Marriage Index of Vanderburgh County and finally found them recorded in Volume 162, Page 151 as Ullin Leavell Bivins & Stella N. Myers (I have not checked the actual Marriage books to determine if the names & spellings are correct). - JGWest

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