Miss Cora Isbell to Mr. Durant

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
April 30, 1896, Page 8
Transcribed and submitted by: 

“Oak Grove.”

A very brilliant event occurred at the home of G. M. Isbell Wednesday evening, April 22 nd. It was the marriage of his daughter, Miss Cora, to Mr. Durant, of Florida. Rev. G. B. Bowman officiating. A very large crowd of relatives and friends were present to witness the ceremony.



May 7, 1896, Page 8:



A recent Happy Marriage in the Western Part of the County.

On Wednesday afternoon, 22d proximo, at the beautiful country home of Col. And Mrs. G. M. Isbell, his daughter, Miss Cora, was untied in marriage to Mr. Fred Durant, of Jacksonville, Fla. Rev. Mr. Boman, of Seney, officiating.

The bride is one of Bartow’s fairest daughters, possessing all the attributes of noble womanhood. She typifies the pure virtues and lovable characteristics of her sex. By her universally amiable disposition she won the warmest admiration and esteem of all whose pleasure it was to know her. Her splendid traits of mind and heart endeared her to all classes of society. She will make a model wife, and the splendid graces of her character and the influence of her life will act as a ray of sunshine in the hearts of those with whom she comes in contact.

The groom is one of Florida’s most prominent and energetic young man of high character and standing.

The event of this happy marriage will be recorded in the memory of all present, around which will cluster many pleasant recollections.

The elegant parlor was most artistically decorated. The walls were festooned with ferns and snowballs.

Promptly at three o’clock the bride and groom entered, while the organ under the skillful touch of Mrs. Jeff Brandon, grandly pealed forth Mendelssohn’s wedding march.

At the conclusion of the ceremony after the assembled company of friends and relations had showered congratulations and best wishes upon the happy pair, they were invited into the spacious dining hall where a feast fit for the gods was spread. The artistic design and skill displayed in the arrangement reflect great credit on Misses Ella Dodd and Minnie Lee Arnold. It was a perfect dream, and you at once felt as if you were in an enchanted spot.

The wedding presents consisted of silverware, a glass set and a bible, from the bride’s parents; set of gold and silver desert spoons, Miss Minnie Lee Arnold; table linen, Mrs. G. Kennedy; damask towels, Miss Jeff Brandon; six desert plates, Mrs. Van Meter; napkin rings, Mr. Charley Owens; linen towels, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Dodd; Trilby vase and rose bowl, Mrs. Dr. L. H. Hall; souvenir cup and saucer Miss Eddie Dodd; some handsome paintings, Miss Ella Dodd; water pitcher, Miss Lula Owens; silver set, Dr. G. L. Arnold; fruit bowl, Miss Jennie Caldwell; pickle dish, Miss Lula Caldwell; cake plates, Mr. A. D. Gilbert; vinegar pitcher, Miss Hattie Fink; hall lamp, Mr. J. C. Owens; glass set, Miss Othello Couch; salt and pepper stand, Miss Florence and Mr. Carey Dodd; toilet set, photograph frame and hair ornament, Mr. Fair Dodd; set of silver table spoons, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Dodd; water set, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Griffin; cake stand, Rev. and Mrs. Jenkins; butter knife, Chas Dodd; sugar shell, Miss Annie Siflin, of Colorado. Besides numerous other presents.



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