John W. L. Brown weds Miss Carrie Field

The Cartersville American
Cartersville, Georgia
March 25, 1884, page 3
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The Merry Marriage Bells.

The most pleasant work that a newspaper reporter has to perform is that of chronicling the union of loving hearts in the happy bonds of matrimony. It is an ordinance on which heaven sheds its brightest rays. It is the fountain of all social and domestic happiness, the source of earth’s purest joys. Burns says “The sacred flame of well placed love, luxuriantly indulge it,” and Byron says in concluding one of his grand climaxes, “Sweeter than this, than these, than all, is pure, unselfish love.” So we say it is pleasant work to write of the consummation of “love’s young dream.”


One of the most elegant private weddings that Cartersville has had for years was the marriage of Mr. John W. L. Brown to Miss Carrie Field, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Mrs. C. M. Field, on Erwin street, Wednesday morning, March 19th. The handsome parlor was beautifully decorated with evergreens and flowers. At half past ten o’clock the wedding March was played, and the bride and groom walked in, attended by the following ladies: Miss Sallie Brown, of Atlanta, and Miss Maxey Field, of Cartersville; Miss Mattie Dobbins, of Cartersville, and Miss Fannie Connally, of Spring Place; Miss Ida Price and Miss May Johnson, of Cartersville; Miss Addie Davis, of Bartow county, and Miss Nelia Jones, of Cartersville. The bridal party took position on the west side of the parlor, under a canopy of evergreens, over which were the letters “B. and F.” The ceremony was briefly, but beautifully and impressively performed by Rev. A. J. Jarrell, of Gainesville. The bride was dressed in an elegant traveling suit and looked beautiful and happy. The groom never appeared to better advantage, was handsome and self-possessed, and received the congratulations of his friends with an air of genial and intense satisfaction. The happy pair left on the 11:40 train for Atlanta where they spent the night, and from there went to Belton, S. C., to visit Dr. Brown, an uncle of the groom. Their tour will perhaps extend to Charleston and through Florida, after which they will return home. Mr. Brown is one of the most successful and progressive young planters of north Georgia. He is a thoroughly practical man, of fine business qualities and splendid character, and son of the distinguished Judge James R. Brown, of Canton. A more genial, clever, whole-souled fellow never knelt at Hymen’s altar. Miss Carrie Field was one of Cartersville’s favorites. She is known so well to the readers of the American for her beauty, her vivacity, and her many noble, womanly qualities that it is useless to refer to them here. We will miss her from our circle. We almost envy John his good fortune.

They glide out into life with favorable winds and a fair prospect of a happy and successful voyage. They both have a host of friends who wish that they may sail prosperously over the sea of life and meet no adverse winds. And among that host of friends none more earnestly and heartily join in this wish than the American. May blessings crown their days; may the sun light of love ever light their way, and the rosy tinted morn of their married life develop into the perfect day of domestic joy and happiness.

The presents displayed were numerous and elegant. Among others we noticed the following:
A handsome plush toilet case from Mr. J. C. Tumlin.
A beautiful set of towels and table linen from Mrs. Jerry Field.
An elaborate hand-knit counterpane from Mrs. C. S. Underwood. (The most beautiful thing of the kind we ever saw.)
China tea set, (42 pieces,) from Mr. Joe M. Brown, of Atlanta.
Handsome German student’s lamp from Mrs. James R. Brown, mother of the groom.
Dozen silver tea spoons from Miss Sallie Brown, sister of the groom.
Six silver coffee spoons, from Mrs. J. H. Boston.
Dozen silver table knives, breakfast castor and silver berry bowl from Gov. and Mrs. Joseph E. Brown.
Silver card receiver from Mr. Marcus Field.
Case of silver nut crackers from Capt. and Mrs. James R. Anderson.
Silver waiter from Dr. and Mrs. Connally of Spring Place.
Silver cake basket from Mr. and Mrs. George Brown.
Pair of silver mounted vases from Mrs. E. E. Field.
Silver berry bowl from Miss Mattie Dobbins.
Silver cake basket from Miss Ida Price and Miss May Johnson.
A beautiful hand made Macreme shopping bag from Miss Lulu White.
A lovely satin pin cushion from Miss Addie Davis.
A heavy gold brooch from Miss Sallie Brown, of Atlanta.
A water set from Elijah Brown, of Atlanta.
Check for fifty dollars from Col. Dick Field, of Kansas City.

The wedding march was beautifully played by Miss Lulu White, one of the finest performers in Georgia.

The occasion was one of the most pleasant that it has ever been our good fortune to attend. The bridesmaids were richly dressed and a lovelier bevy of girls never stood around a bride. Mr. and Mrs. Brown will make their home in Bartow county.


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