A Brilliant Wedding.

The Cartersville Free Press Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
September 23, 1880 Page 2:
Transcribed and submitted by: 

A Brilliant Wedding.

To the Free Press:

Our beautiful town of Cave Spring was a scene of joyful excitement on Thursday, the 16th inst., caused by the marriage of Hope H. Baker to Miss Mary Murphy. Both were great favorites with our people, and the charming bride was extensively acquainted in the neighboring cities and states. Twelve attendants from Nashville, Chattanooga, Rome and Alabama and the village escorted them to the Methodist church, where, in the presence of several hundred people—surrounded by exquisite floral decorations—kneeling amid a profusion of flowers they were made one, in an impressive ceremony by the Rev. J. L. Lin. About one hundred guests then repaired to the Murphy mansion and partook of a feast of every conceivable good thing that could please the palate and satisfy the appetite. One notable feature was the absence of all wines and liquors, all parties being devoted members of the church. The splendid bridal presents, consisting of silver, gold and fine wares, amounted to several hundred dollars.



GO TO: Text Site Map
Bartow GenWeb Regulars:
Coordinator & webmaster:  Arlene Woody
Asst. Coordinator & Proj. Leader:  Jane Thompson
Web developer & Transcriber:  Jan Sherrouse
Newspaper Project:  Laurel Baty
Historical Resource:  Carolyn Ward
Auditor:  Jean Taylor

Bartow GenWeb Coordinator:   
Georgia GenWeb State Coordinator: Vivian Saffold

          ©2002 - 2010 Arlene Woody