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Tri County Clippings- Troy Gazette Register 1903

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Twenty-second Year, #1040, January 1, 1903


At Watkins on December 25th at 4 o’clock, p.m., Miss Katherine daughter of E. C. Reynolds and wife of that place were united in marriage to John L. DeWitt of Philadelphia. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Francis Atkinson pastor of the Baptist church of Watkins. The wedding march was played by Mr. Forsythe. The bride was prettily attired in white with satin trimmings and carried a bouquet of white roses. After the ceremony and elaborate dinner was served to a few invited guest. Mr. and Mrs. Hewitt will be at home after January 1st, 650 North 13th street, Philadelphia, Pa.

The groom is a son of Mrs. W. B. Rubert of Troy, and the bride was a former resident of this place.

Twenty-second Year, #1041, January 8, 1903

(Local News) The marriage occurred a few days since of Homer Davis of Burlington, and Jennie Simmons of North Towanda.

(Local News) Mary Kennedy, of Farmer, Seneca county, N.Y., was married on December 9th to Augustus H. Raethal, of Utah, who made the long journey for that purpose. Their engagement grew out of a correspondence that started from a note that Miss Kennedy placed under the label on a can at a cannery where she was employed.

(Local News) A. H. Dillon and wife, have issued invitations for the marriage of their daughter Maude to Delacy Montgomeroy, Thursday, January 15 at 8 o’clock.

(Alba News) Mert Landon of Canton and Miss Lillie Miller of Alba were married at the bride’s home December 23. They left on the early train south for Hagerstown, Maryland.


Marriage license has been issued to Clark D. Heath and Eva Place of Burlington.

Miss Ruby Geiger of Troy and Harry VanHorn of East Troy, January 1st by Rev. Phoenix of Troy.

(Springfield News) Clarence Brenchley and wife of Bernice, who were married on Christmas, paid a short visit to the gentleman’s parents, John Brenchley and wife of Springfield recently.

(Alba News) Ralph Lewis and Agnes Rockwell were married in Elmira, January 1st.

Twenty-second Year, #1042, Thursday, January 15, 1903

(Local News) Krape-Slenker, at the home of Rev. J. L. Phoenix, on Canton street, January 3, Mr. H. Russell Krape of Salona, Pa., and Miss Nellie Slenker of Lock Haven were united in marriage. Rev. J. L. Phoenix uncle of the bride officiating.

(Leroy News) Married, in Elmira Jan. 1st, 1903, by Rev. W. T. Henry, Miss Florence Kelley of this place and Evans Smith of Williamsport also Fanny Kelley and a Mr. Kilbourn of Union.

Twenty-second Year, #1043, Thursday, January 22, 1903

The wedding of Miss Eva May of this place to Mr. Clarence Kilmore of Waverly, is to take place Wednesday at the bride’s home.

Twenty-second Year, #1044, Thursday, January 29, 1903

(Local News) Invitation have been issued for the marriage, on Feb. 4th, of Miss Mary Kirkman, of Shelbyville, Ill., to Dr. Guy Seward of Bourbon, Mo., Dr. Seward was formerly from East Smithfield and has a number of friends in this place.


On Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. May, of Windfall, there occurred one of the prettiest little weddings this place ever witnessed. Twenty five relatives and friends were assembled in the parlor when, promptly at 1:30, the bride, Miss Eva May, and the groom, Mr. Clarence H. Kilmer of Waverly, N.Y., were ushered in by Rev. Harry B. Allen, who performed the ceremony.

After receiving congratulations the guests were summoned to dinner in the dining room. The bride was charmingly dressed and carried carnations and smilax. The presents were numerous and elegant.

The bride is most estimable young lady and the groom is highly respected where he is known. He is the son of John Kilmer and wife formerly of Canton, and holds a prominent position on a Lehigh Valley passenger train. The bride and groom returned immediately to Waverly where they will reside at present.


Boyce-Bismette, at Armenia, Pa., January 19, 1903 by Rev. W. H. Porter. Mr. G. F. Boyce and Miss Dora Bismette both of Armenia, Pa.

(Windfall News) Hugh Hawthorn and Miss Mame Lewis were married recently. We extend congratulations.

Twenty-second Year, #1047, Thursday, February 19, 1903

Williams-Williams, at Elmira, N. Y., February 11, 1903, by Rev. W. T. Henry. Arthur Williams and Miss Laura Williams both of Troy, Pa.

Twenty-second Year, #1048, Thursday, February 26, 1903


On Thursday, February 19, at the home of the bride’s parents, George VanHorn and wife of East Troy, occurred the pretty wedding of their daughter Frances M., to Claude C. Warren of New York, Rev. J. L. Phoenix, of Troy, officiating. Mr. Warren is a graduate of Troy High school and also of an Elmira school of phonography. He has employment in New York city, where the happy couple will make their future home. Useful and valuable presents were given them by admiring friends. The best of wishes will follow them.

(Alba News) Earl Manley and Minerva Hill were married February 19th.

(Coryland News) The wedding of Bert Warner formerly of this place and Miss Bernice Campbell of East Troy, is announced for Thursday March 5th.

Twenty-second Year, #1049, Thursday, March 5, 1903

(Local News) Samuel Balmer of Fassett and Maggie Welch of Gillett were recently married.


G. Earl Manley of Alba and Minerva A. Hill of Canton, Thursday, February 19 at the home of the bride’s parents.

Cards have been issued for the marriage at the bride’s home in Leona today at high noon of Bernice, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell and Burt A. Warner of Burlington.

Twenty-second Year, #10410 (As is), Thursday, March 12, 1903


On Thursday, March 5th, there occurred a very pretty wedding at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell in Leona, when her daughter Bernice was given in marriage to Burt A. Warner of West Burlington. About seventy guests were present.

At 12 o’clock, to the strains of Mendellshon’s wedding march played by Mrs. Frank Campbell, the bridesmaid, Miss Cynthia Dickinson, of West Burlington, cousin of the bride, and best man, Carroll Warner of Virtus, cousin of the groom, entered the room, followed by the bride and groom, who were united in marriage vows by Rev. L. L. Wilcox of Leona.

After congratulations a bountiful wedding dinner was served.

The bride was gowned in white organdie wearing a veil, and carried white carnations. The brides-maid was also dressed in white organdie with pink trimmings and carried pink carnations. The bride and groom took the 4:30 train at Troy for a short trip.

Many beautiful and costly presents manifested the respect and esteem in which the young couple are held, in the shape of silver, china and furniture.

Mr. and Mrs. Warner have the best wishes of many friends both at their homes and at Virtus, where Mr. Warner formerly resided. They will reside in West Burlington and will be at home to their friends after April 1st.

Two Springfield Couples Wed.

A double wedding occurred at the Baptist parsonage in Wellsburg on Thursday afternoon last week at 3 o’clock, Rev. T. F. Broderick, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. The contracting parties were John Covert of Bentley Creek, to Miss Edna Wilcox of Springfield; also John Henry of Big Pond, to Miss Helen Wilcox of Springfield.


The Williamsport Evenings News gives the following report of the marriage of Harvey L. Ferguson, formerly of Granville, and Miss Maude Louise Mitchell of Williamsport, which occurred last Wednesday.

One of the prettiest weddings of the season took place at noon Wednesday in the High street Methodist Episcopal church, the contracting parties being Miss Maude Louise Mitchell, sister of ex-Judge Max L. Mitchell, and Harvey L. Ferguson, a member of the firm of Ulmer, Ferguson & McCollum, music dealers.

The bride was attended by her niece, Miss Dorothy K. Horner, of Baltimore, as maid of honor, while Myrt Ferguson, of Granville Summit, a brother of the groom, acted as groomsman, Ellen Lilley Walker served as flower girl, and was accompanied by J. Neafie Mitchell, as page. The ushers were Morris L. and Joshua Horner, of Baltimore, George A. Packard, of Troy, and M. K. Speakman, of Williamsport. Professor Roscoe Huff presided at the organ and rendered the wedding march from Lohengrin as the bridal party entered the church and moved up the center aisle. Rev. Charles Wesley Wasson, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony, which was witnessed by a large number of invited guests, relatives and friends of the happy couple. The bride was given away by her brother, ex-Judge Mitchell.

The bride wore a lace robe and carried a shower boquet of lillies of the valley. The maid of honor was attired in white crepe de chine and carried a boquet of white hyacinths. The flower girl looked very pretty in a white dress and carrying a basket of daisies.

Following the ceremony at the church a wedding breakfast was served at the home of ex-Judge Mitchell, at Grampian.

Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson left for the east on the Buffalo flyer this afternoon. They will be at home at 504 Park avenue after April 12.

Among the out of town guest who attended the wedding were Morris J. Mitchell and Joshua Horner and wife of Baltimore; Horace Moorhead, Pittsburg; Miss Bessie Green, Philadelphia; Mrs. Elizabeth Sauster, Watsontown; H. K. English and Herman Dreste and wives of Granville Summit; Mrs. Sarah Packard, Troy; Mrs. J. L. Ferguson and daughter, Canton; Mrs. J. A. Leach, Jersey Shore and J. A. McKee and wife .f Grover.

A Child Wife.

On Monday Franklin Burch and Elsie Bickham, both of Towanda township, were married by Justice E. A. Thompson. The bride is believed to be the youngest person to whom a marriage license has ever been issued in this county, her age being given as thirteen years. She is a frail, pale little child. –Towanda Review.

Twenty-second Year, #10411, Thursday, March 19, 1903


Last evening occurred the marriage of two of our prominent young people, C. R. Elliott and Miss Daisy Linderman at the home of the bride’s parents, J. M. Linderman and wife.

The marriage ceremony was conducted by Rev. E. P. Morse, at 7 o’clock, in the presence of but a few relatives and friends. M. O. Cheney of Elmira acted as best man, with Miss Neva Pillbury of Union, Pa., as bride’s made, Miss Beatrice Montanye of Owego, N. Y., as maid of honor, and Allan Linderman, brother of the bride, usher. The strains of the wedding march were rendered by Misses Anna Bottcher and Cora Spalding on the violin and organ.

Following the ceremony, a most elegant supper was served. C. E. Elliott, of Williamsport, father of the groom, was a guest at the pleasant occasion.

The bride and groom left on the evening train south for a week’s wedding journey. After April 1st they will reside in Elmira, where Mr. Elliott has an excellent position filling night duties in the Northern Central office. We extend congratulations.

(Local News) Gordon Porter and Miss Made Dodge of Windfall, were married at Horseheads recently.


Verne Madigan of Luthers Mills, and Miss Alma Jennings of West Franklin, were married March 12 at the M. E. Parsonage in North Towanda, by the Rev. Mr. Smith.

Grace L. Rusmey of Mainsburg, and Walter S. Wright of Eldredsville, March 4th at the home of the bride’s parents.

(Alba News) Charles Cole and Miss Mabel Leonard were married March 4th at the bride’s parents.

Twenty-second Year, #10414, Thursday, April 9, 1903

(Gillett News) Charles Gordon and Jennie Backer, well known young people of this place were married last Thursday, April, 2, by Rev. Frances Sherer of Elmira.

Twenty-second Year, #10415, Thursday, April 16, 1903


April 8th, 1903, at the home of the bride by Rev. W. H. Porter, Charles T. Harris and Miss Ethel Stanton, both of Armenia, Pa.


Dr. Manley Lawrence of East Canton to Miss Nellie L. Schriver of Dexter city, Ohio, April 19th.

Cards are out announcing the marriage of George Bailey of LeRoy and Miss Dimmis Morse of Granville.

(Local News) Miss Emma Allen of Roaring Branch and Montgomeroy Coe of Gillett, were recently united in marriage.

(Local News) Mrs. Jerusha Hills has issued invitations for the wedding reception of her daughter, Jessie Elizabeth and Oscar Burr Ballard on Thursday evening, May 5th, at her residence.

Twenty-second Year, #10417, Thursday, April 30, 1903

A Delightful Reception.

The hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Lawrence in East Canton, was the scene of delightful festivities last Friday night when about fifty of the relatives were invited to meet their son, Dr. Manley S. Lawrence and his charming young bride. It was a very happy affair. A delicious course dinner was served at 7 o’clock, after which the evening was given over to music and pleasant chat. Guests were present from East Canton, Alba, Beech Flats, Troy, Cedar Ledge and Canton, and all had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Dr. Lawrence recently graduated from the Columbus, Ohio, Medical college and for the past six months has bee associated with one of the leading surgeons of that city. He leaves next week for Orland, Ind., where he will engage in the practice of his profession. He is a fine young man, well equipped for his work, and his many friends predict a very successful career. Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence are both graduates of Hiram College. –Canton Sentinel.

Twenty-second Year, #10418, May 7, 1903

Miss Tiny Hifiger and Charles Lewis of Mainesburg, were recently married in Elmira.

(Local News) Among the marriages reported in the Elmira papers are those of Miss Christiana Dunlop of Morris Run, and Frank Ray Watkins of Troy; and Miss Jennie E. Backer of Gillett and Charles Gardener of Elmira.


An interesting social event eagerly looked forward to by the many friends of the contracting parties, was the marriage of Miss Jessie Elizabeth Hillis, youngest daughter of Mrs. Jerusha Hills to Mr. Oscar Burr Ballard, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Ballard and a member of the well known firm of Dewitt, Ballard and Handran, at the home of the bride on Tuesday evening last, in the presence of immediate friends only, but followed by a large reception.

The parlor in which the ceremony was performed was tastefully decorated with cut and potted flowers, pink and white carnations predominated in the dining room, the same being the color scheme. Promptly at six o’clock the bride, leaning on the arm of the groom, entered, handsomely gowned and carrying a large boquet of bride’s roses tied with white liberty silk. They were preceded by their friends Miss Nettie Bowen and Dr. L. E. Whitmer, of Newport, and the officiating clergyman, Rev. E. P. Morse of the First Presbtyerian church. The ceremony was carried out with marked simplicity in acquiesence with the bride’s wishes.

After the ceremony and congratulations the party sat down to a collation, the nature of which can be imagined when known it was served by "St. Paul’s Guild" in their usual tasteful menu. At eight o’clock the guests began to arrive and were received at the door by little Misses Lucille Besley and Barbara Johnston, and in the parlor by the receiving party, afterwards they also repaired to the dining room to partake of refreshments, the color scheme, pink and white, being carried out as far as possible, and then up stairs to a room resplendent with an array of presents, some of which were not only beautiful but of a costly nature, and bore testimony of the love and esteem of their large circle of friends. The list included a dining set, china cabinet, cut glass, silverware, napery, vases, candelabra, etc. After a pleasant evening and many good wishes from their friends they took the eleven o’clock train for a southern trip and on their return will commence house keeping in their residence on Elmira street.

The guests from out of town were: Dr. Shepard and W. S. Hillis, Athens, Mrs. Geo. Blackman, Towanda, Dr. S. E. Whitmer, Newport, Pa., Miss Grace Fletcher and Mr. and Mrs. J. Max Beers of Elmira, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Ballard, Mr. and Mrs. Collin Innes, Canton, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Dix Ballard, East Troy, Dr. Ernest Shepard and wife, Burlington, and Mr. and Mrs. George Shepard, Granville, Pa.


There was a very pleasant gathering at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Morse in Granville, on Wednesday, April 8, the occasion being the marriage of their daughter, Demmis A., to Geo. G. Bailey of Leroy. By 11 o’clock nearly all the invited friends had arrived, each in turn being welcomed by the genial host and his smiling wife. At 12 noon the bride and groom followed by Miss Matie Kelly, as bridesmaid, and James Bunyan as best man, were ushered into the spacious parlor, and took their place in front of a beautifully arranged arbor of flowers and evergreens. The bride was attired in pure white, aderned with floral decorations, and carrying a large boquet of flowers. The bride’s maid was dressed in light brown, and carried a bunch of flowers. The groom and his best man were attired in neat suits of black. All being ready, Esq. S. B. Morse, the grandfather of the bride, on this his 68th birthday, with well chosen words rendered that impressive ceremony that made the happy couple man and wife. Congratulations followed, after which all were led into the dining room, where covers were laid for 35. A glance over the table showed that Harry and his good wife had not forgotten the returning wants of the inner man. At 3 o’clock the young couple, with their escort left for a trip north. On their return they will begin housekeeping in their cottage, already fitted up on Prospect Hill. May joy and happiness through life be ever theirs, is the wish of all those present. –Canton Sentinel.

Twenty-second Year, #104113, Thursday, June 11, 1903 – missing.

Twenty-second Year, #104114, Thursday, June 18, 1903

(Gillett News) Another wedding! Lillian Andrus and Adelbert S. Heldreth were married Wednesday eve., June 19, at the home of the bride’s parents, Frank Andrus and wife, near Wellsburg. Mrs. Heldreth, who until very recently has lived in this place is a general favorite. Mr. Heldreth is the genial station agent at Phelps. They have the best wishes of many friends.

(Local News) Miss Eleanor B. Reel of Loag, Pa., who is well known here and was formerly a resident of Leona, was married on June 9th to William M. Hunt of Philadelphia. Mr. Hunt is an emloye in the Pennsylvania Railroad station at that city.

(East Troy News) Cards have been received in this place to the wedding of E. Morgan Weldy and Miss Lydia Benedict of Greenwood, June 30th. Mr. Weldy taught a term of singing school in this place a few years ago.

Twenty-second Year, #104115, Thursday, June 25, 1903

Conkling-Morse Wedding.

A nuptial event of unusual interest and distinction, as being the first marriage of a pastor’s daughter in the records of the First Presbyterian church of Troy, was that of last Tuesday evening when Rosemary, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. E. P. Morse was united in marriage to Leon DeVere Conkling, only son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Conkling of Elmira. The decorations, like the wedding, were distinctive and were the artistic conception of Mr. Isaac Cleaver, who had charge of and arranged the same with the aid of some the young matrons and ladies of the church, the color scheme being green and white. A lattice work, sixteen feet high and twenty four feet long of the gothic style of architecture, was covered with mountain laurel foliage and studded with white roses, the consummation of which was the sum of two thousand. A frieze above contained the monogram of the contracting parties, and was composed of white roses, while on each side were hoops of daisies, the whole being surmounted by a crescent shaped design of daisies. A back ground frieze of mountain laurel and white peonies and festoons of laurel foliage from the main decorations to the chandeliers on each side, gracefully hidden with vines, completed the dainty arrangement, all of which greatly enhanced the beauty of the occasion and did credit to the all who performed this work of love.

Over four hundred invitations had been sent out, which called together a large gathering to witness the ceremony, who were entertained by an organ recital given by Miss Lamkin, with selections from Chopin, Gounod, Verdi, etc., when the strains of Lobengrin’s pealed forth the bridal party entered, first the ushers, George Hamilton of Watseka, Ill., J. Maxwell Beers, Frederick Swan and Nathaniel McHenry of Elmira. The maid of honor, Miss Ruth Crawford, of Newberry, Pa., in white dotted mull carrying a bouquet of white carnations, and little Edith Elizabeth and Master Edward Morse, brother and sister of the bride, as flower girl and page, both of whom were cunning and sweet in white, and won the hearts of all present. The bride next followed and was radient in white crepe de chene, trimmed with cluny lace, tulle veil caught with a white aigrette, and carried a bouquet of bride’s roses, and leaning on the arm of her grandfather, Mr. A. A. Morse.

They were met at the altar by the groom, attended by his best man, Walter H. Ottman of Worcester, Mass., and the father of the bride, who performed the ceremony most impressively.

The party left the church to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march and repaired to the home of the bride, where a reception was held for the immediate friends only. The decorations at the house were also effective, laurel and roses predominating. The bride’s table was in the dining room, while the other guests were served from small tables throughout the other rooms. The bride’s table was very handsome in ferns and bride’s roses, while artistic hand painted place cards with daisies and ferns graced the plate of each guest. A very fine wedding menu under the direction of Miss Margaret Rolison of Canton and Miss Jennie Nelson of Troy consisting of the following courses and served by the following young lady friends of the bride: Misses Laura VanDyne, Nannie Mitchell, Mollie and Nettie Bowen, Irene Long, Ruth M. Peck, Emily Oliver, and Ethel B. Hove. Fruit Salad, cold turkey, potato croquettes, cream peas in patties, radishes and rolls, chicken salad, cheese straws, olives, salted almonds, Angel cake, fruit cake, chocolate cake, ice cream, coffee.

The library was filled with tables laden with presents, beautiful and costy. Noticeable among them were several gold pieces of a goodly denomination, while the array of silver, cut glass, and china was a fair representation of the love and esteem in which the bride is held.

"For none know her but to love her, None name her but to praise," and certainly no sweeter or more charming one ever left the social circles of Troy, all of whom regret her departure, and congratulate the home and city to whom she has been an accession.

The bride’s going away gown was dark blue broad cloth with hat to match. They left on the evening train north for a trip to the Lakes and Thousand Islands. On their return they will reside at 613 West Water street, Elmira. The bride groom is a young man of note and exceptional business qualifications, being city engineer of Elmira, and a graduate of Cornell.

The out-of-town guests were Mrs. Hamilton and son George of Watseka, Ill., Mrs. E. Potee of St. Louis, A. A. Morse of Essex, N. Y., Miss Anna Morse of Willsborough, N. Y., Rev. Armstrong and wife of Williamsport, Pa., S. H. Conkling, Miss Nellie Conkling, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Vinton, Mrs. H. S. Vinton, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stowell, Master Vinton Stowell, Mr. F. T. Kearney, Miss Cora Beardsley, Frederick Swan, Nathaniel McHenry, Mr. and Mrs. J. Maxwell Beers, Miss Letitia Beardsley, all of Elmira, Miss Ruth Crawford of Newberry and Walter H. Ottman of Worcester, Mass.

(Wells News) Miss Elizabeth McGowan of Philadelphia and Joseph H. Dunning of Gillett, were quietly united in marriage in Philadelphia on Tuesday morning, June 2nd, by Rev. Father Dunn at the St. Titus parochial residence. Miss Grace Kelly assisted the bride and James Meagher acted as best man. Only a few immediate relatives witnessed the ceremony. A sumptuous wedding breakfast was served by the bride’s aunt, Miss Nora Berkley, at No. 162 North Washington St., to the assembled guests. The bride is the accomplished daughter of Michael McGowan and is highly spoken of as a most estimable young lady. The fortunate bridegroom is the son of Mrs. D. F. Dunning, whose late deceased husband was depot agent at Dunnings on the N.C.R.R. for over a quarter of a century, and the dutiful son inherits his parents sterling qualities and numbers his friends among all of his acquantances. The presents were costly, numerous and beautiful. After an eastern wedding tour Mr. and Mrs. Dunning will settle at Uniontown, Pa., where the groom is a valued employee of the National Transit Telegraph department. Mr. Dunning’s legion of friends in this section will extend hearty congratulations.

(Gillett News) Married-In Elmira by Rev. Boardman, Leda Mae Loomis of this place and Burr J. VanValkenburg of Oxford, N. Y. Both are well known here and have the best wishes of many friends.

Twenty-second Year, #104116, Thursday, July 2, 1903


Dunbar-Stanton. At Armenia, PA, June 26th by Rev. W. H. Porter, Wilson E. Dunbar and Lila F. Stanton both of Armenia.

Twenty-second Year, #104117,Thursday, July 9, 1903

(Windfall News) Miss Carrie Hawthorne of this place and Claude Case of Cresson, Pa., were married in Elmira Wednesday, July 8. They left the same day for Cresson, where they will reside. Their friends extend congratulations.


We print below an account of the wedding of Miss Elizabeth Bailey, which is of local interest, as Miss Bailey has many relatives and friends in Troy and vicinity, now a resident of New Haven.

Stony Creek, Conn.

Wedding festivities of the week marked the opening of the shore season here, many coming in from distant cities to attend the Bailey-Smith nuptials Wednesday afternoon.

The little colony was in gala attire and the streets were as lively as upon any day in mid-season.

The bride, Miss Anne Elizabeth Bailey, a niece of Mrs. J. W. Brainerd, had always made her home at the Brainard house and had a large circle of friends, as had also the groom, Robert Wallace Smith, son of Charles E. Smith, of Flying Point, and the young people of the town made the occasion one of happy summer time.

Another point of interest was the fact that it was the first wedding to be solemnized in the new Church of Christ. The new carpets had been laid and the edifice very tastefully decorated by the bride’s young landy friends. It was a daisy wedding and that pretty little flower was everywhere in evidence. Miss Annie McArthur of New Haven at the piano played an appropriate program of music during the seating of the guests.

At 4 o’clock ,the hour set for the ceremony, friends and relatives from all over the state, nearly filled the church. Some of the ladies were beautifully gowned.

The briday party entered the church and to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march walked to the altar, Spencer and Dickinson McKean of West Burlington, Pa., followed by a daity little Miss in white who opened the door for groom and his best man. Next came the bridesmakds, Miss Charlotte Brainerd, cusin of the bride, and Miss Florence Smith, sister of the groom. They wore pretty white frocks, trimmed with Valenciennes lace, green moire sashes and hiar ribbons, and carried large boquets of daisies. Following came the maid of honor, Miss Florence Brainerd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Brainerd, and a cousin of the bride. She looked very handsome in a beautiful gown of white French muslin with trimmings of Valenceinnes insertion and cut demi train, white bow in hair, and carried pink carnations. Last came the bride, Miss Anna Elizabeth Bailey, niece of Mrs. J. W. Brainerd, by whom she was given in marriage. A veil of brussels net, caught up with orange blossoms and carrying a large boquet of bride roses at the altar, she was met by the groom, Robert Wallace Smith, and his best man, Alvin Brainerd, his cousin, and while she was standing under an arch of daisies, syringas and green vines. The ceremony was preformed by Rev. Stanley F. Blomfield, pastor of the church, he using the Episcopal marriage service.

A reception followed the ceremony at the Brainerd house, the home of the bride, from 4 until 7 o’clock.

Mr. and Mrs Smith left on an evening train for a short wedding trip. The bride’s going away gown was of soft grey with hat to match, and white silk waist. On their return they will spend the summer at the Brainerd house and begin housekeeping in New Haven in the autumn. The groom is with the Anthony Scoville company of the Elm City.

Twenty-second Year, #104119, Thursday, July 23, 1903

(Leroy News) Charles Whipple and Miss Maggie Stone were married at Park Hotel, Canton, Tuesday morning, and left on train 12, for their new home in Glady, W. Va., where Mr. Whipple has employment.

(Leroy News) Ansel Williams and Ruby West were married in Elmira July 6th.

(Roseville News) "Cupid came where least expected, as their hearts were unprotected," as the announcement of the marriage of Tess Sweeley and Glen Gould which occurred about three weeks ago.

Twenty-second Year, #104120, Thursday, July 30, 1903

(Roseville News) George Knapp and Miss Mattie Thorp of this place were recently married in Elmira.

Twenty-second Year, #104123, Thursday, August 20, 1903

Married at Ithaca.

F. Willard Brantigam of New York, and Miss Anna Bostley, of Towanda, Pa., came to this city to wed.

Mr. Brantigam had written several days ago to the Rev. W. H. McNight asking him to perform the ceremony. Without attendants the young couple exchanged nuptial vows at the St. John’ church yesterda.

Mr. and Mrs. Brantigam, who are strangers to this city, left this afternoon for Sheldrake, where they will spend their honeymoon. –Ithaca Daily News, Monday Aug. 17th.

Twenty-second Year, #104123 (As is), Thursday, August 27, 1903

Wedded at Sylvania.

The marriage at Sylvania last Thursday evening of Rexford Raymond Soper, formerly of Rutland to Alice Jane Waldo was the culmination of a pleasing romance. The marriage was a decided surprise to many who were expecting an elaborate wedding, and were somewhat disappointed to learn that the happy couple were married at the Presbyterian parsonage in the presence of a few members of the two families, and to the knowledge of but a select few. The Rev. A. G. Cameron performed the ceremony at 6 o’clock in the evening.

The Elmira Advertiser correspondent says this really began about seven or eight years ago, when both were students at the Mansfield State Normal school, where many other happy unions found their beginning. Mr. Soper and Miss Waldo worked all sorts of little games to evade the strict rules of the school against the intermingling of the sexes. Both were graduated in the class of 1899; then Miss Waldo returned to her home in Sylvania and taught school for a term of a year.

Mr. Soper took advanced work at the Normal, taught school and did other kinds of business. Finally he went to Sylvania and worked with Charles E. Waldo. Last Summer he was graduated from the Pensylvania School of embalming, with the highest percentage yet attained in that school. Coming back to Sylvania he took an interest in the general merchandise store of C. E. Waldo and added undertaking apartments.

Since then he has successfully carried on the business as well as his love affair. Mr. and Mrs. Soper are leading lights in Sylvania and have many friends throughout this section who wish them joy. They departed Friday morning for a honeymoon trip among the great lakes. –Towanda Review.

(Austinville News) A pretty wedding occurred at the Baptist church here last Sunday evening after the regular service. John Benson and Nellie Sweeley of Roseville being the happy couple. The ring ceremony was performed by Burge A. Gates. Frank Havens acted as best man and a sister of the bride was bride’s maid.

Twenty-second Year, #104124, Thursday, September 3, 1903

Frank Bates and Mrs. Lottie Packard were married at Elmira on Saturday last.

Twenty-second Year, #104125, Thursday, September 10, 1903

(Granville Summit News) A very pretty wedding took place here on Thursday evening, September 3rd at the home of Mrs. S. T. Riggs, her daughter Cora, to Nim Shoemaker.

(Roseville News) John Wilcox and Rhoda Metcalf were married last Sunday in Elmira.


At the home of Mrs. Matilda Riggs of Granville Summit on Thursday evening, September 3rd, occurred the wedding of her daughter, Miss Cora to Frank E. Shoemaker, Rev. H. B. Allen, pastor of the M. E. church performing the ceremony in the presence of forty relatives and intimate friends.

The bride and groom were unattended and on entering the room took their places in the bay window under a large horseshoe of white asters and dahilas, the window presenting a charming scene, it being filed to overflowing with ferns, potted plants and cut flowers, many of the later which were gifts of friends showing something of the esteem in which the bride is held. Not alone was this space in its beauty, for every where were to be seen such lovely flowers and their fragrance was very predominating. The bride wore a gown of light brown lansdowne, trimmed with white and carried a boquet of white roses.

After congratulations the company partook of a sumptuous supper, the following menu being served: chicken, cold ham, potato and cabbage salad, pickle, cheese, pineapple sauce, ice cream, chocolate loaf, layer and angel cake, bananas, coffee.

The remained of the evening was spent in visiting and Mrs. H. B. Allen recited in her usual pleasing manner. There were several selections on the phonograph.

The happy pair were recipients of many useful and beautiful presents including silver, handpainted china, chairs, lamps, rugs and among the rest was an elegant sideboard, a gift from the groom.

Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker left for Washington, D. C., accompanied by O. M. Ayres and G. P. Stevens and wives. On their return they will be at home to their friends at Granville Summit, PA.

Twenty-second Year, #104126, Thursday, September 17, 1903

(Berrytown News) A very quiet but pleasant wedding took place on Wednesday, September 9th at the Hotel Baldwin in Wellsburg, N. Y. When Scott B. Furman and Miss Jennie V. Gordon, of this place were united for life. Rev. S. Barrett performed the ceremony, and Miss Winnie Robbins and Rannie Gordon performed the parts of bridesmaid and best man. Both are well and favorably known here and will receive the congratulations of a host of friends.

Twenty-second Year, #104127, Thursday, September 24, 1903

A Prominent Syracuse Wedding.

One of the prominent early weddings took place yesterday at high noon at the Central Baptist church when Miss Maude Elizabeth Featherly daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Featherly and Paul May Paine were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Herbert E. Coddington of the Grace Episcopal church in the presence of about 200 invited guests, and was followed by a breakfast at the home of the bride’s parents, No. 118 South Ave. Miss Featherly was gowned in a handsome frock of white colluune over white taffeta and elaborately trimmed with duchess lace and pearl studded chiffon. She wore a tulle veil and carried a shower bouquet of white carnations. She was attended by her sister, Mrs. William G. Morat maid of honor. She wore a pink gown and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. David Pain of New York, officiated as best man and the ushers were Rev. Harry Neal Hyde, William G. Marot, John A. Nichols, Jr. and Harry T. Babcock. At the breakfast the guests were seated at a long table decorated with white asters and smilax. The house was pretily decorated with vines and cut flowers, the prevailing colors being white and green. Mr. and Mrs. Paine left immediately after the breakfast for a wedding journey extending over three weeks. After December 1st they will be at home at No. 212 Comstock Ave. –The Post Standard, Syracuse, Wednesday morning September 16.

(Roseville News) Two weddings took place here last week Wednesday, -Ray Kennedy and Miss Grace Vanness were married, and the same day Miss Lottie Walker and a gentleman from Benezett, Pa., were also married.

(Alba News) Harry Lewis and Miss May Burr were married at Elmira, September 16.

(Alba News) Frank Bates and Mrs. Lottie Packard Bates were married a few weeks ago.

Twenty-second Year, #104128, Thursday, October 1, 1903


Miss Myrtle Tillotson of Granville township, and Persons Harris of LeRoy, were united in marriage on Tuesday last week by the Rev. G. H. Haigh, at the First Methodist parsonage in Elmira. The young couple will reside in LeRoy.

Married in Waverly.

On Monday evening last week, in the Tioga hotel at Waverly, occurred the marriage of Miss Cora Blance Jennings, daughter of C. H. Jennings of Burlington township, and John Scott of Monroeton. Rev. J. W. Nicholson performed the ceremony. They will reside in Elmira, the groom being employed on the Lackawanna railroad.

Announcement is made of the marriage of Leon C. Blackman of Sayre, and Miss Grace Scott of East Smithfield, the ceremony being performed on Sunday evening, September 13, by Rev. J. W. Nicholson in Waverly. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Scott and is a popular and highly esteemed school teacher. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Blackman of Sayre.

Twenty-second Year, #104130, Thursday, October 15, 1903

Elma Roupp of Canton, and Miss Jeanette Beals of Grover, were married on Wednesday of last week in Elmira, by Dr. W. T. Henry.

Mrs. Sarah Packard returned Monday from a several days’ visit at the home of her cousin Edwin Greenough, in Canton and also attended the funeral of her cousin, A. D. Spalding on Friday.

Twenty-second Year, #104131, Thursday, October 22, 1903


Married at the Presbyterian parsonage last Wednesday evening by Rev. E. P. Morse, Miss Anna Fry of Newberry, Pa., to Allen Parker of Williamsport. Miss Fry was a parishioner of Mr. Morse during his pastorate in Newberry.


"Valley Farm," the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Manley of East Canton, was the scene of a pretty home wedding Thursday evening, last week, when their daughter, Clara Elizabeth, was united in marriage to Darwin Lawrence of that place.

The ceremony was attended by only the immediate friends, and was conducted by Rev. Dr. Martin, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Canton.

The bride and groom will enter housekeeping at once in their own home in East Canton.


Last evening occurred the marriage of two of our popular citizens, Stephen Hooley and Miss Anna Holleran. The ceremony was performed at St. John’s church at 6 o’clock by Rev. Father Connolly. Thos. Holeran, brother of the bride acted as best man, while the bridesmaid was Miss Mary Hooley, sister of the groom. The wedding march was played by Miss Genevieve Connolly.

(Local News) Fred White and Miss Doty, daughter of Mell Doty of Roseville, were recently married and will reside in that place.

(Local News) Miss Bertha Batterson and Byron Eames both of this place, were united in marriage on Tuesday last week by Rev. Keeney, at the Hedding Methodist church in Elmira.

A Prominent Wedding at East Troy.

A pleasant event of interest to the citizens of East Troy, took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ball on Wednesday, October 14th, when their eldest daughter, Adah, was united in marriage to J. Kent Bresee, son of Mr. Bresee of the well known firm of Dye and Bresee of Towanda, in the presence of a number of reatives and friends of the contracting parties, by Rev. W. L. Thrope of Newark Valley, N. Y., uncle of the groom. The ceremony was performed at "High noon" in the parlor in front of a bank of evergreens, tastefully arranged by Mrs. Howard Cole, assisted by others. The bride was handsomely gowned in castor color broad cloth, and carried brides roses, and the groom in black, and entered the parlor to the trains of Mendelsohn’s wedding march as rendered by Miss Gertrude Cole of Ralston. The bride’s table was very prettily decorated with white and pink sweet peas, profusely interspersed with smilax. A most beautiful menu was tastefully served. An array of choice presents, consisting mostly of silver, which was beautified by the presence of several gold pieces of goodly denomination, was an interesting feature of the occasion.

The bride and groom left for their future home in Philadelphia, where the groom has an excellent position in the chemical works, amid showers of rice, and their many friends wish for them all the prosperity of the future which their worthy lives deserve.

Twenty-second Year, #104133, Thursday, November 5, 1903


Miss Eva Mae Williams and Maurice Thurston Leonard of New York city, both formerly residents of Troy, were married on Wednesday, October 28th at one o’clock, at the home of the bride’s brother, Geo. H. Williams at Sayre, Pa. The ceremony was performed by Rev. B. T. Davies of Troy. The bride was given away by her mother, Mrs. Laurilla Williams. The flower girls were Margaret McMahon and Margaret Newman and the pages Robert and Max Williams, nephews of the bride.

The ceremony was performed under an arch of sweet smilax and bitter sweet. The bride was tastefully attired in white latiste and carried a boquet of white roses and smilax. The bridal table was adorned with pink and white carnations and smilax, and the dining room trimmed with oak leaves.

The bride was the recipient of many choice presents, silver, table linen, rugs, cut glass, etc. and a gift of #80 in money from officers of the American Bank Note Co.

The bride and groom have many friends here who extend to them congratulations and best wishes.

(Wells News) Miss Bertha Batterson and Byron Eames both of Gillett, were recently united in marriage by Rev. Keeney at the M. E. church in Elmira.


A very pretty wedding took place at high noon Wednesday, November 4, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Boothe, 310 Harmon Street, Elmira, when their daughter Miss Maude E. was united in marriage to Lou Emerson Vosburgh, of Rochester. The ceremony was performed by Rev. L. D. Vosburgh of Sylvania, Pa., father of the groom, assisted by Rev. C. C. Crawford, pastor First church, Elmira. The house was very beautifully decorated with evergreens and crysanthemums.

After the ceremony the large number of guests present sat down to a sumptuous dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Vosburgh were the recipients of many beautiful and valuable presents. Mr. Vosburgh is superintendent of the Gilbert Manufacturing Co. in Rochester, N. Y. The bride is a young woman of culture and refinement, and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Vosburgh left in the evening for an extended trip in the east. They will make their home in Rochester.

The bride is well known in Troy where she formerly resided with her parents.

Twenty-second Year, #104134, Thursday, November 12, 1903


Jerome Bryant of Sullivan, and Miss Stella Barnard of Rushville, N. Y., October 25th.

(Gillett News) Albert Seeley of Mansfield and Miss Hattie Berry of this place were united in marriage on Sunday November 8, at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. George Newell of Elmira. Rev. F. Sherer performed the ceremony.

Twenty-second Year, #104135, Thursday, November 19, 1903

(Local News) Marriage license has been issued to Archie S. Doughlass, Spencer, N. Y., and Neva E. Lane, Burlington.

(West Burlington News) George McKean and Miss Achsah Rockwell, two prominent young people of this place, are to be married Thursday evening of this week.

Twenty-third Year, #104137, Thursday, December 3, 1903


A pretty home wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Alexander at Sayre, on Wednesday evening of last week when Miss Neva Lane formerly of Luther'’ Mill, was married to Archie Douglass of Spencer, N. Y. To the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Flora Allen of Mountain Lake the couple entered the parlor preceded by two little flower children, Hazel Alexander and Eugene Lane who led the way to an arch of evergreen and holly beneath which Rev. E. Wood performed the ceremony. Miss Lane was attended by Miss Edith McNeal of Sayre and the best may was George Williamson of Sayre.

After the wedding supper was served the couple left for a trip to Niagara Falls. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Lane and Mr. and Mrs. Grove Lane of Luthers’ Mills. The bride is very popular at Sayre where she has been a student at the High school for several years. –Towanda Review.

(West Burlington News) Thursday evening, November 19th at the pleasant home of Mrs. Emma Rockwell occurred the marriage of her only daughter, Achsah to George McKean. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. H. Loller at 6 o’clock. The bride is a charming and accomplished young lady, whose many friends will wish her all good luck. Both are well and favorably known here.

(Virtus News) Frank Cook and Miss Bertha Walker were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Walker Wednesday, November 25th at five o’clock, two of the most prominent young people of this place, by Rev. Burge Gates.

(Local News) Miss Grace M. Hill of Merryall Bradford county a missionary to China, was married recently in Shanghai to the Rev. William Kelley.


Miss Mabel Honeywell of East Troy and Howard Smith Davis of Troy were united in marriage at Elmira on Thanksgiving day afternoon, by Rev. H. S. Southall. The ceremony was performed at the home of H. K. Fuhrman on Franklin street.

Mr. Davis was formerly of Elmira, but at present is an employee of Troy Engine & Machine Co. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Honeywell of East Troy. Both have many friends here who extent congratulations. They will reside in Troy.

(Gillett News) Mrs. Eva Lovejoy of this place and Charles Berry of Maple City, Mich., were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Sophronia Florey of Elmira, by Rev. R. Reynolds of this place.

(Gillett News) Married in Elmira, by the Rev. P. Reynolds, Mrs. Emma Bullock and Fred Collins of this place. The newly married couple have a host of friends to wish them happiness and prosperity.


Married in Elmira on November, 13 by Rev. Frances Sherer, George Murray of Columbia X Roads, to Miss Kate C. Bullock of Big Pond. At the same time and place George Gates of Springfield to Miss Mary A. Bullock of Big Pond.

Frank Cook of Coryland, and Miss Bertha Walker of Columbia township, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Walker, Wednesday, November 25 at 5 p. m. Rev. Burdge A. Gates of the Austinville Baptist church performed the ceremony.

On Wednesday night, November25th, occurred a double wedding at the home of Mrs. Eliza Nagle at Troy, when her daughter, Margaret, was married to Fred Lewis of Elmira, and her son Geo. Nagle, was married to Sarah Mallon of Rochester. The ceremonies were performed by Rev. Father Connolly. Miss Nora Howley acted as bridesmaid and James Mahar as groomsman for the first named couple, and Miss Lissie Mallon of Rochester and Michael Hooley accompanied the latter. Among the out of town guests were Misses Kate Lemon and Bessie Bennett of Elmira.

Twenty-second Year, #104138, Thursday, December 10, 1903


A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Newbury of Ulster, Pa., on November 25th when their daughter Mintie May were married to William W. Cooper of Smithfield.

Promptly at 12 o’clock the bridesmaids, Miss May Cooper and Miss Lettie Hills, followed by the bride and groom, entered the parlor to the strains of the wedding march rendered by Mrs. Maggie Newbury of Columbia X Roads, and took their places under a beatutiful arch of evergreens. The bride was tastefully attired in light blue crepe de chine, trimmed with lace and carried white chrysanthemums. The ceremony was preformed by Rev. James Topping of Smithfield.

(Local News) Andrew Percival and Nellie Bellows of LeRoy, were married last Wednesday, December 2nd.

(Local News) Miss Sara White and Winefield Hagerman of Philadelphia, were married in that city on December 9th and will be entertained on their weddin tour by Mrs. W. H. S. Loller at the M. E. parsonage in East Troy.

Mrs. Henry Albrecht of Philadelphia, has issued invitations for the marriage of her daughter, Clara, to George H. Stacy, on December 24th at 8 o’clock, 430 West Norris street.

Mr. Stacy is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Stacy of Troy.

(Fairview News) William Harris, formerly of this place, now of Marshview, was married recently to Miss Agnes Young.

(Austinville News) Fritz Shaylor and Helen Soper left on the Sunday morning train for Elmira, where the twain were made one. We extend congratulations. They will reside in Wetona.

Twenty-second Year, #104140, Thursday, December 24, 1903 (Done in Red and Blue ink)

(Local News) Alvin Harris and Miss Ella M. Ross of Burlington, were united in marriage, December 12th, by Rev. E. Burroughs at his home in Burlingotn boro.

Mr. and Mrs. B. Frank Shattuck of East Troy, have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Abbie A. to Lynn E. Blackwell of West Burlington. The ceremony will take place at the home of the bride on Thursday, December 31.

Twenty-second Year, #104141, Thursday, December 31, 1903

(Leroy News) Rev. Geo. F. Morse and Miss Ida Holcomb were married last Wednesday morning, December 23rd, by S. B. Morse, Esq., at the bride’s home.

(Leroy News) Charles Adams and Martha Warburton were married Christmas at the home of the bride.

Virtus News) Miss Minnie Berry and Morris Phillips of Job’s Corners were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Berry on Judson Hill, Thursday evening, December 24th.