Attractive among late winter home weddings was that solemnized Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, uniting Miss Eva Rayton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rayton and Howard Stafford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stafford of Newaukum Hill.

The ceremony took place at the home of the bride's parents, Route 1, Chehalis, Rev. Carl Johnson of the Christian church reading the service. The ceremony was performed in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rayton, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stafford, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Rayton and daughter Edith May, Mr. and Mrs. Max Orloske and daughter Alice Ann, Glenn Stafford, Ruth Stafford, Alvina Witte, Elizabeth Joy and Lowell Rayton.

The rooms were decorated with fern and white rosebuds and members of the bridal party took their places before a heart structure which was cleverly decorated with fern and white roses. Miss Elizabeth Joy played the wedding march.

The bride was attractively dressed in a frock of shell pink net fashioned with a cape. Her flowers were pink roses, gardenias and orchids. Her attendant, Miss Alvina Witte, wore a flowered organdy and carried pink carnations and sweet peas. Glenn Stafford attended his brother as best man.

Following the ceremony, luncheon was served. Later Mr. and Mrs. Stafford left for Portland where he is employed. The bride was formerly a teacher at the Adna school and the young couple have many friends who wish them happiness.

Source: The Chehalis Bee-Nugget Friday, 21 Feb 1936, p. 4.

[Editor's note: the Washington State Archives has posted a copy of their marriage certificate.]

Transcribed by Jenny Tenlen. She has no further information on these individuals.