Frederick Forrest Granger, Jr. weds Miss Elizabeth Mountcastle

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
March 25, 1909, Page 4
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“Social Affairs.”

Miss Elizabeth Mountcastle became the bride of Frederick Forrest Granger, Jr., last night, the wedding taking place at 8 o’clock at the bride’s mother’s, corner of Bailey and Highland Park avenues.  The Rev. E. E. Wiley, pastor of the Highland Park M. E. church, south, was the officiating minister.

In preparation for the event the entire house had been decorated in green and white, the green being supplied by quantities of ivy twined everywhere and ferns placed in all recesses.  White tulle was twined with the ivy vines.  An altar was improvised in the drawing room by arranging ferns and other pot plants before and upon the mantle.  Fully one hundred guests were present to witness the marriage.

Miss Mary V. Bowser played the Lohengrin Bridal Chorus while the bridal party entered through the dining room.  Miss Louise Mountcastle, a sister of the bride, was the sole attendant.  She wore a princess gown of pink messaline and carried Bridesmaid roses.  She entered first, followed by the bride and groom.  The bride was clad in white messaline, made princesse, trimmed in old lace which was a Mountcastle heirloom, having served several generations of brides.  She carried Bride roses.

The officiating minister used the Methodist form of ceremony, prefacing the service with an appropriate nuptial address.

Quantities of silver, cut glass, and hand painted china and rare articles of furniture, gifts of friends of the young people, were exhibited in the dining room.  Many of the gifts were exquisite and costly.  Numerous friends had combined in giving dinner china, decorated in the late patterns of gold, with borders, rings and monogram.  Almost a complete set was thus provided.

Mr. and Mrs. Granger left at 9:25 over the Southern for Asheville.  Thence they will go to the Florida coast for a stay of two weeks.  After their return they will be at home for the present with the bride’s mother.

Mrs. Granger is one of the best known and most popular of the ninth ward’s young ladies.  She has been prominent in social affairs, and in the more serious things of life has done her part, possessing among her other accomplishments an exceptional tact in mingling with the business world.  Few young women of the city have more friends.  Mr. Granger was for years an attaché of the Western Union Telegraph Company, leaving a choice position with the local office to engage in business for himself.  He bears an enviable reputation and the remembrances of his employers and associates last night were but in keeping with the regard in which he is held. – Chattanooga Times.

The bride is the second daughter of the late Edward W. Mountcastle, formerly of Cartersville


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