P.S. Hale weds Miss Leila Hall

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
November 5, 1891, page 1
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Sixty and Sixteen,
But the Two Were Made One, All the Same.
Uncle Johnny Spliced Them.
An Old Man and a Young Girl from Floyd County are Married at the Shelman Hotel. Sent on Their Way Rejoicing.

Tuesday morning a little after 10 o’clock a couple drove up to the Shelman hotel. They were an old man aged about sixty and a girl aged about sixteen. They were Mr. P. S. Hale and Miss Leila Hall and they came from near Etowah, in Floyd county.

Their manner and maneuvers indicated that something was up. They came in a buggy. Shortly after they arrived another couple drove up in a small road cart. They were Mr. Alonzo Poole and Miss L. Perry.

They had all come from Etowah that morning and the distance being eighteen miles, indicated either an early start or rather good driving.

They all soon repaired to the hotel parlors and while the others waited the elderly gentleman donned a spry gate and went to hunt Judge Hendricks, and finding that functionary, procured a license and thence went to the home of Uncle Johnny Anderson, and summoned him to tie a connubial knot. The event occurred at just 11 o’clock, witnessed by the couple that had last arrived and a few persons about the hotel.

Congratulations from the few present, including mine host Shelman, were freely given.

At half past twelve the party repaired to dinner; at one o’clock they were ready to start, Mr. and Mrs. Hale occupying the same vehicle, the other couple the road cart.

As they were ready to drive off it was suggested to the groom that he had made quick work of his matter, and he was quizzed: “Are you going back home this evening?” “Yes, if nothin’ don’t slip,” was the clever reply.

It is presumed there was some home interpositions somewhere, but nothing was gained from the parties themselves if such was the case.


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