The country home of Mr. and Mrs. William Lillibridge near Rochester, Missouri, was the scene of a pretty home wedding, Wednesday, when their youngest daughter, Bessie Fay, was united in marriage to Robert Louis Carpenter, of Helena. The ceremony was performed at twelve-thirty, by the Rev. Scarborough, of Macon, Missouri, the ring ceremony being used. The groom is a son of D. E. Carpenter, Union Star and he as well as the bride were born and reared in this county, their grandparents being pioneers of Northwest Missouri. Only near relatives were present namely, Messrs and Mesdames D. E. Carpenter, Sam Kirtley, of Union Star; O. D. Carpenter and E. H. Carpenter, of Helena; Harley Teaford, of Maryville; Geo. Lambright, Misses Marjorie and Ruth Hine, of Savannh [sic], and Arthur Praschsel, of St. Joseph. They left at three o'clock for a honeymoon trip in the south and will be at home to their many friends at the Carpenter place at Helena, after March fifteenth. Mrs. W. J. Hine, of this city, gave a pernuptial [sic] shower for Mrs. Carpenter at her home on North First street last Wednesday afternoon a week. The receiving rooms were decorated in pink roses and the dining room in yellow and white. The out of town guests were, Mrs. Thomas Buckingham, Mrs. Carl Gist, Mrs. Chas. Mattingly, Mrs. M. Mumford and Mrs. W. F. Ross all of St. Joseph. Mrs. Carpenter received numerous pretty gifts. Dainty refreshments were served. -- Savannah Democrat.

Source: The King City Democrat, 5 March 1915, p. 4

Bessie Fay Carpenter

Bessie Fay Carpenter, 88, 1828 Ashland Ave., died Monday at a St. Joseph hospital. A native of Rochester, Mo., Mrs. Carpenter lived in the Rochester-Helena, Mo. area until 1937 when she moved to St. Joseph. Her husband, Robert Carpenter, preceded her in death . . .

Source: St. Joseph Gazette, 28 November 1978, p. 2A