Watt Harris Best weds Miss May Wyly Johnson

The Cartersville American
Cartersville, Georgia
December 16, 1884, page 3
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Cards are out for the marriage of Watt Harris Best and Miss May Wyly Johnson, to take place tomorrow, at the residence of Mr. M. L. Johnson, on Erwin street.


December 23, 1884
Page 3.

Best – Johnson.

Mr. Watt Harris Best and Miss Mary Wyly Johnson Unite Hands and Hearts at Hymen’s Altar.

Last Wednesday evening at half-past four o’clock a select party of invited guests assembled in the parlors of Mr. M. L. Johnson’s handsome residence, on Erwin street, to witness the marriage of his sister Miss May, to Mr. Harris Best. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. B. Robins, in a brief and beautiful way, and they were made man and wife amid the smiles and good wishes of their friends. The attendants were: M. L. Johnson,  Miss Maria Freeman; S. R. Phillips, Miss Nelia Jones; F. M. Johnson, Miss Mattie Dobbins; J. Hugh Young, Miss Mamie Wikle; W. M. Graham, Miss Sarah Parrott; Theo. Smith, Miss Ida Price. The bride and bride’s maids were dressed with perfect elegance and taste. The toilette of the bride being one of the most beautiful and expensive ever seen in Cartersville. We will not attempt a description of them. After congratulations were tendered, the entire party repaired to the residence of Dr. Best, on Cassville street, where a reception was tendered the bride and groom. Every luxury and delicacy known to the land, was spread in the most lavish and prodigal profusion. Mr. Best and his beautiful young wife are happily married, and no one more heartily wishes them a continuation of this happiness through life than the American. They were the recipients of many beautiful and handsome presents.



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