J. H. Harris weds Miss Katie E. Hargis

The Cartersville Courant
Cartersville, Georgia
December 2, 1886, page 3
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Hearts and Hands.
Miss Katie E. Hargis and Mr. J. H. Harris Wedded at Kingston.
Kingston, GA., Nov. 30, 1886.
[Special to the Courant.]

The marriage of Mr. J. H. Harris and Miss Katie E. Hargis, came off last night at the Methodist church, Rev. James E. England officiating.  The occasion was one long to be remembered, the church was brilliantly illuminated and decorated by seven o’clock, the house was packed to its utmost capacity, with all the ladies and gentlemen of the whole town and vicinity, all being invited and in attendance.  The church was handsomely decorated with evergreens and flowers by the ladies and friends of the happy couple; the famous lucky horse shoe of red and white flowers was suspended as a token of good luck, wreaths of evergreen were hanging on all parts of the altar and stand, the chandeliers were also beautifully decorated.  When the hour of seven o’clock arrived the wedding march pealed forth its sweet melodies, the brides sister, Mrs. J. D. Rogers, being the organist for the occasion, the approach of the couple was noticeable by the two gentlemanly ushers Mr. Will Capers and Mr. J. D. Rogers, advancing toward the door, they met them, Mr. J. D. Rogers escorting Miss Katie down the left aisle, Mr. Will Capers escorting Mr. Harris down the right aisle, all meeting at the altar face to face, at once their hands were joined, and after a beautiful and impressive ceremony they were pronounced man and wife, after which they repaired to the parlors of the Couche house, and there held an informal reception for several hours; after congratulations by the large concourse of friends, refreshments were served by the host and hostess and proprietors of the Couche house, Capt. and Mrs. A. Y. Sheats.  The bride and groom received many valuable presents which seemed highly appreciated.  The joyous pair never looked better than on this occasion.  The remainder of the evening was passed off with music by the bride and singing by their host of friends.

May all their future years be years of usefulness and pleasure, and may the stars of heaven shine over them more brightly, and the moon shed its soft, mellow light around them while their dreams are communicating with their guardian angel in Slumberland, and may the dark clouds of winter not trouble them is the sincere desire of their many friends. --- J. F. H.


The Cartersville American
December 1, 1886, page 2

“County Correspondence.”

Kingston --- Married, at 7:30 p. m., on last Monday night, at the Methodist church, by Rev. Jas. E. England, Mr. John H. Harris and Miss Katie E. Hargis, all of Kingston.  The church was filled thirty minutes before the bridal party arrived.  Mr. Wm. Capers and Mr. J. D. Rogers acted as ushers.  Mr. Capers conducted the groom on the right and Mr. Rodgers conducted the bride-elect on the left, meeting in front of the altar where Rev. Mr. England performed the beautiful ceremony of the Methodist church and pronounced them husband and wife.  After the marriage they were invited to the Couche House by Mr. and Mrs. A. Y. Sheats where they received the congratulations of their numerous friends.


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