Miss Cora Lyon to Charles P. Byrd

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
November 12, 1896, Page 8
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Pretty Wedding.

Miss Cora Lyon, of This County, Becomes Mrs. Charles P. Byrd.

At the home of her aunt, Mrs. W. W. Austell, at Austell, on Wednesday evening last Miss Cora Lyon, of Aylmer, in this county, was married to Mr. C. P. Byrd.

The Constitution of Thursday tells the story of the wedding as follows:

“At 6 o’clock yesterday afternoon, at the lovely country home of the bride’s aunt Mrs. William Austell, occurred one of the most beautiful weddings of the season, in which Miss Cora Melville Lyon, of Cartersville, and Mr. Charles P. Byrd, of Atlanta, were the contracting parties. The ceremony was impressively performed by the Rev. Dr. Pierce. Only the immediate families of the bride and groom and a few special friends were present.

“The lovely home never appeared to better advantage than on this occasion. The decorations were beautiful, consisting of palms, ferns and many rare plants. The refreshments served were most delightful and greatly enjoyed by all present.

“The bride was handsomely costumed in a traveling suit of brown, with hat to match, and carried a bouquet of Marechal Neil roses. Miss Lyon is the only daughter of Captain and Mrs. Thomas J. Lyon, and granddaughter of the late Colonel Lewis Tumlin, one of the wealthiest and most influential men of his day. She is one of the acknowledged belles of the state, beautiful, cultured and refined, and her bright and happy disposition endears her to all who knew her.

“Mr. Byrd is one of Atlanta’s most active and prominent business men. He is a gentleman of many rare qualities.

“Miss Lyon is the namesake and favorite niece of her aunt, and a sweet coincidence of this marriage is the fact that it occurred on the wedding day of Mrs. Austell, just twenty years ago, when as Miss Cora Tumlin, no fairer or more beautiful young woman ever stood at the marriage altar.

“Mr. and Mrs. Byrd left last night for an extended tour through the north and east, returning December 1 st, after which time they will be at home to their friends at 897 Peachtree street.”

The bride is one of the most beautiful as well as most popular ladies of this section of the state and her many friends wish her many joys and prosperity.


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