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TOAST TO OLDE TYMES

Sue Cunningham – Part One

In 1950, Sue Cunningham was photographed feeding the pigeons in St. Mark’s Square. She turned 20 that August, and spent most of July, all of August and the bulk of September traveling in Europe with two friends. The picture was a sign of the future – her appearances in The Independent would frequently have a […]

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Margaret Sally Keach

Her maiden name was Margaret Frances Sally. She was born in April 1903 and grew up in Rolla, Missouri. After attending Springfield Teachers College and serving as a St. Patrick’s Queen at the Missouri School of Mines, she wed Artileus Vosteen Eulich in December 1922. Art was a mining engineer, and his career took them […]

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Hans Schwieger Continued

(Continued from the July 21, 2018 issue) On July 5, 1944, Hans Schwieger’s wife, Elsbeth Bloemendal Schwieger, died unexpectedly, just hours after he had been sworn in as a citizen. The young conductor, still in search of a job, was grieving in New York when he was offered a position in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For […]

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Hans Schwieger 

The new conductor of the Kansas City Philharmonic and his missus arrived in Our Town in 1948. “I’m bringing the best part of Fort Wayne to Kansas City,” Hans Schwieger told the Kansas City Star, in reference to his recent bride, Mary Fitzpatrick Shields Schweiger. He was in his early forties then, and his cheerful […]

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Generations Of Love

As unlikely as it sounds, R. Hugh “Pat” Uhlmann might never have met his bride if he hadn’t attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, which was an all-male school back in the 1930s. His roommates were a pair of brothers, Bucks and Bobby Weil from Montgomery, Alabama. Pat visited their home – and fell for […]

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Planning a wedding by creating a Pinterest board? Here at The Independent, we have something better: the archives. 

One of our favorite wedding photos is of Loula Long Combs, who became Mrs. Robert Pryor Combs in July 1917. Loula was a renown horsewoman, constantly surrounded by grooms, but only the kind who carry currycombs, not diamond rings. The Independent had desperately wanted her to get married for years – there were constant asides […]

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Molly McGreevy Continued

(Continued from the April 28, 2018 issue) In March 1968, our scribe wrote: “The McGreevy home at No. 6410 Wenonga Road seethes with sociable confusion. Phones keep ringing, friends drop by, houseguests come to stay, and children come and go.” By then, Molly and Tom were the parents of three daughters. Our scribe made a […]

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Molly McGreevy

Both Molly McGreevy and her former husband, Tom, were interviewed for the book Edie, a biography of Edie Sedgwick, the Warhol Superstar, by Jean Stein, which she edited with George Plimpton. The book, which was published in 1982, is a compilation of oral interviews. At the end, participants comment on the changes in their lives. […]

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Sally Sheffield Ingalls and Edward Keith

Dr. Kip Robinson introduced Sally Sheffield Ingalls, who recently had accepted a position in the advertising department at Harzfeld’s, to Edward Keith, who worked in his father’s business, the Robert Keith Furniture and Carpet Company. On April 4, 1931, their engagement was announced in The Independent.  Sally was born in Atchison, Kansas, on October 10, […]

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