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Tri County Clippings- Page One Hundred Forty Eight

Submitted by Reva Wagner & Sandy Wagner
Scrapbook belongs to Mildred Sweet, now age 99, and had been created by her mother Edyth UPDYKE "Sweet"
These obituaries are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading an obituary scrapbook.

Mrs George SMITH----Mrs. Mary A. Smith, wife of George SMITH, was born June 15,1832, and died Jan.17, 1908, at her home in Gray Valley, Sullivan township.  She was born one of three children of Sopher A and Lorinda Tears, who were among the early residents of Tioga county.  A sister, a former wife of Ananias RICHMOND, of Mansfield, died about seven years ago, and a brother, Nelson A. TEARS, resides on the home farm about one mile from Elk Run.  In 1853 she was united in marriage to George SMITH and  they, after residing for a number of years on farms, purchased at different times, bought the property in Gray Valley, which has been their home for the past thirty six years .
    Mr and Mrs SMITH have been blessed with four children, all daughters---Josephine, wife of C.H. DeWITT, of  Sullivan;Martha J. , wife of J. H. DeWITT, of Mainesburg; Lydia L., wife of Frank CASE, of troy; and Ida M., wife of G. B. SQUIRES,of Gray Valley.  These with the husband, ten grandchildren, and other relatives, mourn the calling from their presence of one who as wife, mother and friend was " to every duty faithful, in all good works abundant,"
    For the pat two years Mr. and Mrs. SMITH have both been gradually failing in health, and for several weeks husband and children have realized that parting soon must come.  Their solace in the great bereavement that has come. may be the thought that all that loving hearts could prompt or willing service render was done for the comfort of her who had done so much for them.
    The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, January 20th, at the home, with burial in Mainesburg cemetery.  The Rev F. J ALLINGTON, pastor of the Mainesville  M. E. church, officiated.  Hymns were song by G. E. ROBBINS and Mrs Maude SLINGERLAND.  Many friends and relatives were present and join in sympathy with those so deeply bereaved.  It is recognized that again "one who hath done what she could" in home below has gone to dwell in that home above "not made with hands eternal in the heavens."

    The pall-bearers were Oscar TEARS, Bert TEARS, Herman TEARS, nephews and George DeWITT and George CASE, grandsons of Mrs. SMITH.

CARY---   The funeral of Miss Alice Cary took place at the Church of the Strangers, on Mercer-st., at 1 o'clock.  Tuesday afternoon, and, despite the severe snow-storm-which must have prevented many from coming was attended by a very large number of the friends and admirers of the deceased poet.  The service opened with and organ voluntary from the "Messiah," followed by the anthem, "Vital Spark of Heavenly Flame." Dr. Deems, the pastor of the church, read a selection from the 15th chapter of St. Paul's Epistle to the Corinthians, and then said:
     I have not thought of a single word to say to you today, and I do not know that it is necessary to say one of us knew and loved Alice CARY, and to those who did not know her my words would fail in describing the sweetness and gentleness of her disposition and temper.  It seems, indeed, that, instead of standing here, I, too, should be sitting there among the mourners.  The speaker then described the patience with which she had borne her last sickness, and told how he had been by her side when the pain was so intense that the prints of her finger-nails would be left in the palm of his hand as he was holding hers.  But she never made a complaint.  She was a parishioner, said he, who came very close to my heart in her suffering and sorrow.  I saw how good and true she was, and the interest she had in all the work I had in hand; and I feel as if an assistant had died out of my family.  The people of my congregation who did not know her ought to be glad that I did.  How many traits of tenderness have come before you here, how many observations have I been able to make to you, because I had been with her!  To-day I can only make my lament over her as you do, in the simplicity of affection.  Men loved Alice CARY, and women loved her.  When a man loves a woman it is of nature; when a woman loves a woman it is of grace--of the grace that woman makes by her loveliness; and it is one of the finest things that can be said of Alice CARY, that she had such troops of friends of her own sex.  On the public side of her life she had honor, on the private side honor and tenderest affection.
     And now she has gone from our mortal sight, but not from the eyes of our souls.  She is gone from her pals, as she desired to die, in sleep, and after a deep slumber time I saw her I took down her works and alighted on this passage, so full of consonance with the anathema just sung by the choir, and almost like a prophecy of the manner in which she died:
My soul is full of whispered sorrows,
My blindness is my sight;
The shadows that I feared so long
Are all alive with light.
     There was one thing in Alice CARY of which we had better remind ourselves of now, because many of us are our brains; and I see a number of young people who are come out of tenderness to her memory to the church to-day, and there may be among them literary people just commencing their career, and they say, "Would I could write so beautifully and so easily as she did."  It was not easily done.  She did nothing easily; but in all this that we, read, she was an earnest worker; she was faithful, painstaking, careful of improving herself, up to the last moment of her life.  Yesterday I looked into the drawer, and the last piece of MS, she wrote turned up, and I said to Phebe, "That is that copied," and she said, "No, that is Alice's writing."  It was so exceedingly plain that it looked like print in large type, though she wrote a very wretched hand.  But her sister told me that when she came to be so weak that she couldn't write much longer, she began to practice like a little girl, to learn to form all her letters anew.  She worked to the very last, not only with the brains but the fingers.
     When Phebe wrote me last Sunday that she was alone and that Alice was gone, I couldn't help telling my people, and there was a sob heard that went through the congregation.  It was from an old lady, a friend of hers, who often told me about her and spoke of her nobility of soul.  Alice CARY once thought of making a cap for her, and she said, "I will make a cap for Mrs. Brown," but her fingers ached so and her arm became so tired, that she had to drop it; and the needle is sticking in that unfinished cap now, just as she left it.  She would have finished it, but they had finished her own crown and glory, and she couldn't stay away from her coronation.  And we will keep that cap with care; and I think Jesus will remind her of it, and say, "Child, in as much as you did it to one of the least ones, you did it unto me."  Should I speak for hours, I could only tell how I loved her.  She came to me in the Winter of my fortunes, when I had very few friends, and I loved her, and will revere her memory forever---forever.  And now I will not shed a tear for Alice CARY; I am glad she is gone.  I felt at once saying, "Thanks be to God," when I heard that the pain is over.  And it was so delightful to go to stand over her and see her face without a single frown, and to think, "She is gone to her father and my father," and into His hands I commit her.
     After the Episcopal Burial Service had been read, the choir sang a hymn composed by Miss Phebe CARY called, "One Sweetly Solemn Thought."  Then the friends of Alice CARY were requested to look upon her for the last time.  The body was taken to Greenwood Cemetery for internment.  The pall-bearers were Horace GREELEY, Bayard TAYLOR, P.T. BARNUM, Oliver JOHNSON, Dr. W.F. HOLCOMBE, A.J. JOHNSON, F.B. CARPENTER, and Richard B. Kimball.  Among the persons present were Wm Ross WALLACE, The Rev. O.B. FROTHINGHAM, The Rev. C.F. LEE, The Rev. Dr. COOKMAN, James PARTON, Fannie FERN, Mrs. Prof. BOTTA, Mrs. WILBOUR, John SAVAGE and many others.
     The casket was plain, having merely a silver plate, on which was inscribed:
      Alice CAREY A.D., 1820  A.D. 1871
 

Dr. C. C. WALKER and Miss Hattie S. LILLEY the Happy Couple.
    There was a very happy wedding in the city yesterday afternoon, at which the city yesterday afternoon, at which Miss Hattie S. LILLEY and Cr. C.C. WALKER, the well known dentist, were the persons who most attracted attention.  The ceremony was preformed at the residence of the bride by Rev. M.L. Ganoe, at half-past three o'clock.  The brides sister Miss Mame Lilley, acted as maid of honor and the groom had retained Max L. MITCHELL, Esq., as best man.  There were about one hundred and twenty guest present and certainly none of them ever looked upon a fairer bride.  I if the writer himself should attempt to describe the dress of the bride he would have to be content with saying it was some kind of soft, fluffy stuff, which was very becoming, but a friend, of the gentler and more known sex says her dress was a pearl crepe, trimmed with lace, and made with a train; that her slippers and gloves matched the crepe; that she had a diamond brooch at her throat and carried a bunch of LaFrance roses.  She had a pink rose in her hair and one in each cheek.
    The dress of the maid of honor was an old gold China silk.  She carried jonquils.  The groom was dressed in--but space forbids detail.  The rooms were decorated in Easter flowers and palms; the ceremony was performed under a canopy or bell of Easter lilies.  The presents were many and beautiful, conspicuous among them being a watch given by the groom.   There were handsome pictures, a quantity of cut glass, a fine book case, bric-a-brac, several clocks, a curious Japanese banner, a pretty table,etc., etc..
    After congratulations had been given a luncheon was served, and at 6:45 the happy couple left for Washington, D.C., and the eastern cities, taking with them the best wishes of many friends, a trunk smothered in bridal ribbons, about six bushels of rice and seven old shoes, all filled with good luck.
 
 

                a.. Wedding Bells
     On the 12th of April, 1894, memorable for its great snow and drifted  roads, piest of weddings, that of Samuel B. ROCKWELL and MERTIE A. SWEET, at the home of the bride, in Austinville,PA.  The almost superhuman efforts of the guests to arrive, through the snow, giving all the sensations of heroes, the outstretched arms of welcome at the door, the lovely  flowers, the air of hope and promise within, the manly bridegroom, the lovely bride, all conspired to make the occasion, as a portion of eternal sunshine, in the minds of all.  The marriage ceremony was performed at 12:30 p.m. by Rev. E.E. BAILEY, of Mansfield,PA.  The bridal couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Fred POMEROY, of Troy.  Congratulations followed and then an invitation to the bountiful wedding dinner and here merriment and joy o'er flowed.  After the repast the many and beautiful of the occasion were viewed and admired by the bridal couple and the guests.  And soon thereafter the bride and groom left for their wedding trip to Niagara Falls and elsewhere, expecting to return in a few days to reside on the ROCKWELL farm in Sullivan township, four miles from Mansfield, where they will be pleased to meet all their friends and acquaintances.

LILLEY--MANLEY---In East Canton, March 19th, at the residence of Thos. MANLEY by Rev. S.P. GATES, Sumner LILLEY and Sarah A MANLEY.
    The pleasant home of Thom. S. MANLEY, of East Canton, was the scene of a very happy event on Wednesday afternoon, March 19th, it being the occasion of the marriage of his daughters, Miss Lydia O. and Arthur M. MASON, and Miss Sarah A. to C. Sumner LILLEY.  Guests to the number of nearly one hundred had been invited, nearly all of whom were present.  The presents were numerous and elegant, comprising nearly all of whom were present.  The presents were numerous and elegant, comprising nearly everything useful and ornamental that one finds in the modern household.  Silver tea sets, silver castors, butter dishes, pickle dishes, hanging lamps, handsome tea sets, hand painted and hand embroidered pin cushions, carpet sweepers, toilet sets, bed spreads, towels, napkins, two sets Chamber's encyclopedia,&c.   Canton Sentinel

   One of the events of the Xmas tide season was the wedding on Wednesday evening of last week, which filled the M.E. church with a large audience, the occasion being the marriage of Gertrude E. CORNELL, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George CORNELL, to Edwin Frank LOOMIS, founder and proprietor of the Troy Register.  The decorations were carried out in the color scheme of green and white.  Ropes of laurel brought from the ceiling over the chandelier were fastened at the four corners of the church with bows of white fulle, while festoons of laurel caught with bows garlanded the edge of the platform.  A fretwork of laurel hid the organ from view, while post of laurel, lighted artistically, and all surmounted by a marriage bell of greenery, and arches of laurel at the end of the aisles, through which the bridal party appeared, completed the arrangements.  A preliminary organ recital while guests were congregating, was rendered by Miss Bess Lee GALLATIN, at the close of which the following ribbon bearers, all prettily, but simply attired, entered, carrying ribbons of tulle through the three aisles, which heralded the approach of the wedding party; the Misses Julia PRICE, Louise WILLIAMS, Jessie LUCKEY, Troy, Leafy NICHOLS, Corning, Edith STONE, Mabel HAGER, Nellie SMITH,, and Carrie LINDLEY, Canton.  Those entering from the central aisle were the maid of honor, Miss Ruth MURRAY PECK, gowned in white silk mulie and carrying a shower bouquet of hyacinths and asparagus ferns, followed by the bride, who was radiant in white crepe de Paris over white silk with tulle veil, carrying white bride roses and leaning on the arm of her father, while from the left aisle the brides maids, the Miss Bertha BENJAMIN of Trenton, N.J., Miss Ella Mae FOSTER if Canton, Miss Jenny SHAW of Trenton, NJ, and Miss Anna BOTTCHER of Troy, all becomingly gowned in white of a filmy texture and carrying bouquets of white hyacinths, while from the right entrance the best man, Ralph :LOOMIS, ushers, F.E. VANDYNE, Wilbur PARSONS, Edwin GRANT, and Carl FANNING jr., of Towanda, the groom and officiating clergyman, all met at the altar, where the ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. A.E. HALL, at the close of which all the party joined in repeating the Lord's prayer, when the organ pealed forth the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march, and the party left the church and repaired to the home of the bride, where a reception was held.
    After congratulations a fine wedding menu was served under the supervision of Troy's famed cateress, Miss Jean NELSON.  The house was decorated in colors befitting the Xmas tide season, while the bride's table was unusually pretty and effective.  A large red bell, suspended over the table, from which streamers of a corresponding color were attached and fastened at the four corners of the table, still enhanced by a table mirror, candelabra and red and white carnations.  An attractive feature of the affair was the array of presents, of cut glass, silver, linen, rugs, furniture, etc..
    The guests present besides the bridal party were Judge A.C. FANNING and Mrs. FANNING, Miss Edith LOOMIS, Towanda, J.W. STONE, Lee BROOKS, Floyd INNES and wives, Ted BURKE, Mary ADAMS, Canton, Mr and Mrs. M.F. NICHOLS, Perry NICHOLS, Corning, Miss Apphia ANDREWS, Athens, Mr and Mrs Clarence PECKHAM, Edith, Winifred, Mildred, Helen, Jennie PECKHAM, O.F. PECKHAM, Laura, Eunice and Ida PECKHAM, Mr and Mrs. R.K. CORNELL, Merle CORNELL, Mr. and Mrs Henry Cornell and Miss Elizabeth DEVON, Columbia X Roads; Mrs. A.E. HALL, Mrs. Marie LOOMIS and Miss Martha ANDREWS.
    The bride and groom left on the late train south for a trip to Philadelphia and New York.
 

                                                            Yesterday's ROBBINS-POMEROY Wedding

    Yesterday afternoon at half after two occurred a most charming wedding at "North View," the home of Mr and Mrs. Otis F. ROBBINS, near Mansfield, when their only daughter, Jesse Elizabeth, became the bride of John Webber POMEROY of this place.  The rooms were beautifully decorated with ground pine, bitter sweet berries and boughs of yellow autumn leaves.  In the hall where the ceremony was to take place, the stairway was wound the corner by the windows where the bridal party were to stand, ran a screen of laurel greens, topped by a band of French marigolds, above which festoons of ground pine fell from a bunch of the same yellow blossoms.
    The guests were received in the parlor by Mr. and Mrs. ROBBINS, Mrs. ROBBINS wearing a gown of biscuit colored Rajah, Mr. and Mrs. John RUGGLES of Athens, Mr. and Mrs. Archibald ROBBINS, Mr. and Mrs. Archibald RUGGLES, Mr. and Mrs. George LAY, Mr and Mrs. Walter J. RUGGLES, Towanda, Mr C. Burton POMEROY, Mr and Mrs. Fayette B. POMEROY, Mr. and Mrs. John T. SHAW of Detroit, Mich.  During the assembling of the guests, a most beautiful musical program was rendered by the orchestra stationed in an adjoining room-Miss Anna BOTTCHER, violinist, Mr. Henry SHERMAN, trombonist, and Miss Amelia LAMPKIN, pianist.  The selections included
Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannhauser WAGNER
Largo..........................................HANDEL
Prize Song from Die Meistersinger...WAGNER
Lullaby from Jocelyn...........................GODARD
O, Fair and Sweet and Holy...................CANTOR
Thy Beaming Eyes.............................MacDOWELL
Waltzes from Faust.................................GOUNOD
Introduction and Third Act of Lohenfrin and Bridal
Chorus....................................................WAGNER
    As the first chords of the Bridal Chorus were sounded the bridal party entered the room.  First came Rev. Edward P. MORSE, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church Troy, and The Rev. Alexander G. CAMERON, pastor of the Sylvania Presbyterian church, followed by the groom, attended by his brother, Edwin POMEROY, as best man.  After them came Helen RUGGLES of Athens, and Dorothy RUGGLES of Towanda, with the streamers of ground pine which made the aisle for the bride and which were held at the other end by Miss PAINE and Miss SALTMARSH.  They were followed by the flower girl, little Mary Anna ROBBINS, carrying a basket of white asters.  The three little girls all wore frocks of white swiss embroidery.  The maid of honor, Miss Henrietta POMEROY, followed, wearing a gown of white china crepe with Irish lace and carrying a large bunch of maiden hair ferns tied with yellow ribbon.  Te bride then entered, leaning on the arm of her father, who gave her away.  She was beautiful in a gown of white chiffon crepe de Chine, made princess, with Mechlin lace and pearl ornaments.  Her voluminous tulle veil, which fell to the edge of her long train, was held in place by a wreath of orange blossoms, a spray of the same waxen flowers being caught to her shoulder.  These blossoms were the "something old" which every bride must wear, having adorned another bride in the POMEROY family.  She carried a bouquet of bride's roses and wore at her throat a diamond and pearl brooch, the gift of the groom.  After the entrance of the party the streamers of ground pine were gathered in the he form of a V and held by Brewster RUGGLES of Towanda.  "Ben Bott" was played softly during the short but impressive ring ceremony performed by Rev. Edward P. MORSE, in which  Rev. Alexander CAMERON offered the prayer.
    Soon after receiving congratulations, the bride and groom led the way to the dining room.  In the center of the bride's table was a basket of marigolds, the handle decorated with a yellow satin bow.  Crystal baskets filled with marigolds were at wither end and the light came from white candles in crystal candlesticks.  The place cards were decorated with yellow nasturtiums in water colors.  The buffet was banked at the top with marigolds and lighted by ten candles.  At this table, besides the bride and groom, were seated Mr. and Mrs. Archibald ROBBINS, Mr.and Mrs. John T. SHAW, Detroit,Mich., Mr and Mrs. Fayette B. POMEROY, Mrs George O. HOLCOMBE, Miss POMEROY, Mr Edwin POMEROY, and Mr Horace Burton POMEROY of New York.  the other relatives and friends were seated at small tables in other rooms, the luncheon being served by St. Peter;Peter's Guild.
    During the afternoon the orchestra played selections from various operas.  A delightful event was a solo by the bride.  For some time a leader of the Presbyterian choir of Troy, her rich contralto voice has been loved by all who have heard, and when she sang "Beauty's Eyes" by TOSTOI, her listeners stood spellbound.  As she ascended the stairs to don her traveling suit, she threw her bouquet which was caught by Miss Eloise MITCHELL, the nine parts being divided among the girls grouped together.  Some of these bunches contained the fateful pieces, the ring being found by Miss Ruth PECK, the coin by Miss POMEROY and the thimble by Miss LAMKIN.  The bride's going away costume was a blue silk chiffon broadcloth with blue silk blouse and hat of blue panne velvet.
    The bride and groom, Mr. Burton POMEROY, Mr. and Mrs. SHAW, Mr. Edwin POMEROY and Mr Horace POMEROY drove to "Stone Acres," the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fayette POMEROY, where they took dinner, the bride and groom leaving on the midnight train for Washington, New York and Philadelphia.
    Mrs. POMEROY, who has been connected with Troy society for the past few years, is a most charming and talented young woman, who in this space of time has made for herself a host of friends.  Before becoming the leader of the Presbyterian choir, she was for some time connected with the choirs of various churches in Philadphia and Germantown.
    The groom is one of the elder sons of Mr C. Burton POMEROY and has long been noted for his business ability and many sterling qualities.
    On their return, Mr. and Mrs. POMEROY will reside at the homestead," POMEROY Place," which has for some time been the property of Mr. POMEROY.
 

    A fine little daughter came Monday to gladden the home of Mr and Mrs. John W. POMEROY.  The little stranger has been named Sophia Elizabeth after her grandmother and mother.     NO DATE!!  Was under the above.

                                                               ANDRUS---SWEET
     Arthur SWEET and Miss Lydia ANDRUS were married at the home of the bride in Troy at the noon hour on Wednesday, December 14th.  The immediate families made up the wedding party, and included M.H. SWEET, Lucy A. SWEET, Mrs. M.A. SWEET, Mrs. A.M. CORNELL, Harold CORNELL and Mrs Fanny PORTER.  The parlors were prettily decorated with evergreen.  Miss Mae LAMPMAN of Mountain Lake played the wedding march, James ANDRUS acted as best man, and Miss Pearl HOWLAND as bridesmaid.  The bride was gowned in blue silk taffeta trimmed in cream appliqué.  A fine array of presents betokened the love and best wishes of many friends.  A dining room set in quartered oak consisting of sideboard, table and chairs, silverware, and $165.00 in money made up some of the substantial gifts.
    Jenne NELSON acted as caterer and served an elaborate dinner in her usual style.     NO DATES!!!
 

                                                              POMEROY----McKNIGHT
 

    A notable event socially was the wedding at 6:30 last evening of Miss Henrietta Davison POMEROY, the accomplished  only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Merrick POMEROY, to Mr Francis Herron MCKNIGHT of New York.  The ceremony was performed by the bride's pastor, the Rev. Edward P. MORSE, in the presence of a company of about 300, in the First Presbyterian church which was effectively decorated with Japanese clematis and a wealth of gladioli.  Beginning at 6 o'clock the following organ and trombone numbers were given by Mrs. Amelia LAMKIN WEIGESTER and Mr. Henry SHERMAN;
March from Athalia...........Mendelssohn
Valse 6.....................................Chopin
Walter's Prize Song..................Wagner
Gavotte, from Mignon,...............Thomas
Trombone Solo--Largo................Handel
Military March.........................Schubert
Serenade.....................................Nolch
Introduction to Third Act and Bridal Chor-
us............................................Wagner

    With the Bridal Chorus the wedding party entered.  The Nocturne from Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream was softly played during the ceremony, swelling to the Wedding March as they left the church.  The bride entered with her sister and was given in marriage by her father.  She was beautifully gowned in cream satin with court train, old family lace, and tulle veil with orange blossoms.  She carried white Japanese anemonies.  Her attendants were her sister, Miss Mary DAVISON of New York, Miss Theodosia DE RIEMER HAWLEY of New York, and Miss Charlotte PAINE of Troy, bridesmaids; Misses Alice and Frances DAVISON, flower girls, in pink chiffon, carrying baskets of white cosmos, and Master Harry DAVISON, page.  Mr. T. H.B. McKNIGHT of Pittsburg, was best man.  The ushers were Mr J.C. SCOTT of Canton,Ohio, Mr Charles CHUBB and Mr. Watson ADAIR of Pittsburg,NY; Mr. Herbert HOLCOMBE of Philadelphia and Mr Samuel HAMILTON, of Jamestown, NY.
    On account of the ill health of Mrs. POMEROY the reception and wedding were at the handsome home of the bride's cousin, Mrs. George O. HOLCOMBE, next door.  Invitations were limited to relatives and three of four near friends of the POMEROY family.  White cosmos predominated in the floral decorations.  The music was by Mrs. WEIGESTER, Henry SHERMAN, and Miss Anna BOTTCHER.  For dinner which was served by St. Peter's Guild, the guests were seated at three tables as follows; At the brides table the bridal party and Mr. and Mrs. Charles McKNIGHT and Mrs Harlan McKNIGHT, of Pittsburgh; Mr and Mrs. D.E. POMEROY of Englewood; Mr. and Mrs Henry McKNIGHT of New York; Mrs. G. O. HOLCOMBE; Mr. N.M. POMEROY, Miss Lucile CHURCHILL, of Erie, Miss Alice P. SMITH, of Elmira.
    Mr and Mrs. Samuel JEWELL of Canton; Mr. and Mrs KNOX, of Johnstown; Mrs. B.L. TRUMAN of Owego; Mr. and Mrs. J.W. LAMKIN, Mrs M.B. BALLARD, Mr. Wilson WEIGESTER, Mrs E.P. MORSE, Mrs B.B. MITCHELL, Mrs. C.M. KNOX.
    Mrs. William SALLMON of New Haven; Dr. ROE of Rochester; Rev. E.P. MORSE, Mr. Liston BLISS, Dr. M.P. BALLARD, Mrs S.B. WILLET, Miss Jennie LONG, Towanda; Rev. Charles H. McKNIGHT, Elmira.
    Master Harry DAVISON and Frances and Alice Davison of New York.
    Mr. McKNIGHT, the bridegroom, is the Secretary of the group of bankers who financed the Chilnese loan--J.P. MORGAN & Co., KUHU, LOEB &Co., the National Bank all of New York.  He formerly resided in Pittsburg, where still reside his twp brothers, one of whom is treasurer of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.
    The bride received many valuable gifts---an exquisite diamond brooch from the groom, securities from her father and brother, a grand piano from Mr. and Mrs. D.E. POMEROY, chest of household silver from the Messers McKNIGHT, etc..
  Mr. and Mrs. McKNIGHT left last night for Gloucester, Mass., where they will occupy for a time the beautiful Italian cottage of Miss Mary DAVISON.  They will also during their honeymoon motor through New England.  They will be at home after January 1st in New York at 138 East Fortieth street.

CARY---   The funeral of Miss Alice Cary took place at the Church of the Strangers, on Mercer-st., at 1 o'clock.  Tuesday afternoon, and, despite the severe snow-storm-which must have prevented many from coming was attended by a very large number of the friends and admirers of the deceased poet.  The service opened with and organ voluntary from the "Messiah," followed by the anthem, "Vital Spark of Heavenly Flame." Dr. Deems, the pastor of the church, read a selection from the 15th chapter of St. Paul's Epistle to the Corinthians, and then said:
     I have not thought of a single word to say to you today, and I do not know that it is necessary to say one of us knew and loved Alice CARY, and to those who did not know her my words would fail in describing the sweetness and gentleness of her disposition and temper.  It seems, indeed, that, instead of standing here, I, too, should be sitting there among the mourners.  The speaker then described the patience with which she had borne her last sickness, and told how he had been by her side when the pain was so intense that the prints of her finger-nails would be left in the palm of his hand as he was holding hers.  But she never made a complaint.  She was a parishioner, said he, who came very close to my heart in her suffering and sorrow.  I saw how good and true she was, and the interest she had in all the work I had in hand; and I feel as if an assistant had died out of my family.  The people of my congregation who did not know her ought to be glad that I did.  How many traits of tenderness have come before you here, how many observations have I been able to make to you, because I had been with her!  To-day I can only make my lament over her as you do, in the simplicity of affection.  Men loved Alice CARY, and women loved her.  When a man loves a woman it is of nature; when a woman loves a woman it is of grace--of the grace that woman makes by her loveliness; and it is one of the finest things that can be said of Alice CARY, that she had such troops of friends of her own sex.  On the public side of her life she had honor, on the private side honor and tenderest affection.
     And now she has gone from our mortal sight, but not from the eyes of our souls.  She is gone from her pals, as she desired to die, in sleep, and after a deep slumber time I saw her I took down her works and alighted on this passage, so full of consonance with the anathema just sung by the choir, and almost like a prophecy of the manner in which she died:
My soul is full of whispered sorrows,
My blindness is my sight;
The shadows that I feared so long
Are all alive with light.
     There was one thing in Alice CARY of which we had better remind ourselves of now, because many of us are our brains; and I see a number of young people who are come out of tenderness to her memory to the church to-day, and there may be among them literary people just commencing their career, and they say, "Would I could write so beautifully and so easily as she did."  It was not easily done.  She did nothing easily; but in all this that we, read, she was an earnest worker; she was faithful, painstaking, careful of improving herself, up to the last moment of her life.  Yesterday I looked into the drawer, and the last piece of MS, she wrote turned up, and I said to Phebe, "That is that copied," and she said, "No, that is Alice's writing."  It was so exceedingly plain that it looked like print in large type, though she wrote a very wretched hand.  But her sister told me that when she came to be so weak that she couldn't write much longer, she began to practice like a little girl, to learn to form all her letters anew.  She worked to the very last, not only with the brains but the fingers.
     When Phebe wrote me last Sunday that she was alone and that Alice was gone, I couldn't help telling my people, and there was a sob heard that went through the congregation.  It was from an old lady, a friend of hers, who often told me about her and spoke of her nobility of soul.  Alice CARY once thought of making a cap for her, and she said, "I will make a cap for Mrs. Brown," but her fingers ached so and her arm became so tired, that she had to drop it; and the needle is sticking in that unfinished cap now, just as she left it.  She would have finished it, but they had finished her own crown and glory, and she couldn't stay away from her coronation.  And we will keep that cap with care; and I think Jesus will remind her of it, and say, "Child, in as much as you did it to one of the least ones, you did it unto me."  Should I speak for hours, I could only tell how I loved her.  She came to me in the Winter of my fortunes, when I had very few friends, and I loved her, and will revere her memory forever---forever.  And now I will not shed a tear for Alice CARY; I am glad she is gone.  I felt at once saying, "Thanks be to God," when I heard that the pain is over.  And it was so delightful to go to stand over her and see her face without a single frown, and to think, "She is gone to her father and my father," and into His hands I commit her.
     After the Episcopal Burial Service had been read, the choir sang a hymn composed by Miss Phebe CARY called, "One Sweetly Solemn Thought."  Then the friends of Alice CARY were requested to look upon her for the last time.  The body was taken to Greenwood Cemetery for internment.  The pall-bearers were Horace GREELEY, Bayard TAYLOR, P.T. BARNUM, Oliver JOHNSON, Dr. W.F. HOLCOMBE, A.J. JOHNSON, F.B. CARPENTER, and Richard B. Kimball.  Among the persons present were Wm Ross WALLACE, The Rev. O.B. FROTHINGHAM, The Rev. C.F. LEE, The Rev. Dr. COOKMAN, James PARTON, Fannie FERN, Mrs. Prof. BOTTA, Mrs. WILBOUR, John SAVAGE and many others.
     The casket was plain, having merely a silver plate, on which was inscribed:
      Alice CAREY A.D., 1820  A.D. 1871
 

Dr. C. C. WALKER and Miss Hattie S. LILLEY the Happy Couple.
    There was a very happy wedding in the city yesterday afternoon, at which the city yesterday afternoon, at which Miss Hattie S. LILLEY and Cr. C.C. WALKER, the well known dentist, were the persons who most attracted attention.  The ceremony was preformed at the residence of the bride by Rev. M.L. Ganoe, at half-past three o'clock.  The brides sister Miss Mame Lilley, acted as maid of honor and the groom had retained Max L. MITCHELL, Esq., as best man.  There were about one hundred and twenty guest present and certainly none of them ever looked upon a fairer bride.  I if the writer himself should attempt to describe the dress of the bride he would have to be content with saying it was some kind of soft, fluffy stuff, which was very becoming, but a friend, of the gentler and more known sex says her dress was a pearl crepe, trimmed with lace, and made with a train; that her slippers and gloves matched the crepe; that she had a diamond brooch at her throat and carried a bunch of LaFrance roses.  She had a pink rose in her hair and one in each cheek.
    The dress of the maid of honor was an old gold China silk.  She carried jonquils.  The groom was dressed in--but space forbids detail.  The rooms were decorated in Easter flowers and palms; the ceremony was performed under a canopy or bell of Easter lilies.  The presents were many and beautiful, conspicuous among them being a watch given by the groom.   There were handsome pictures, a quantity of cut glass, a fine book case, bric-a-brac, several clocks, a curious Japanese banner, a pretty table,etc., etc..
    After congratulations had been given a luncheon was served, and at 6:45 the happy couple left for Washington, D.C., and the eastern cities, taking with them the best wishes of many friends, a trunk smothered in bridal ribbons, about six bushels of rice and seven old shoes, all filled with good luck.
 
 

                a.. Wedding Bells
     On the 12th of April, 1894, memorable for its great snow and drifted  roads, piest of weddings, that of Samuel B. ROCKWELL and MERTIE A. SWEET, at the home of the bride, in Austinville,PA.  The almost superhuman efforts of the guests to arrive, through the snow, giving all the sensations of heroes, the outstretched arms of welcome at the door, the lovely  flowers, the air of hope and promise within, the manly bridegroom, the lovely bride, all conspired to make the occasion, as a portion of eternal sunshine, in the minds of all.  The marriage ceremony was performed at 12:30 p.m. by Rev. E.E. BAILEY, of Mansfield,PA.  The bridal couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Fred POMEROY, of Troy.  Congratulations followed and then an invitation to the bountiful wedding dinner and here merriment and joy o'er flowed.  After the repast the many and beautiful of the occasion were viewed and admired by the bridal couple and the guests.  And soon thereafter the bride and groom left for their wedding trip to Niagara Falls and elsewhere, expecting to return in a few days to reside on the ROCKWELL farm in Sullivan township, four miles from Mansfield, where they will be pleased to meet all their friends and acquaintances.
 

Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
This page added to the site on 03 February 2001 by Joyce M. Tice