John L. Hawkins weds Miss Maggie M. Fitten

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
January 23, 1879, Page 3
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Adairsville Items.

Last Wednesday, at 3 o’clock, at the residence of Col. J. H. Fitten, his daughter, Miss MAGGIE M. FITTEN, was married to Mr. JOHN L. HAWKINS, of Rome.  The bride was attired most beautifully in garnet silk and in loveliness would have made a suitable picture of Psyche.  The wedding was quite a recherché affair, and the bride received many handsome and costly presents.  Among others we note the following:

Messrs. J. H. and J. A. Fitten—Cases of complete sets of fork and spoons.
Allen & McOsker, of Rome—Silver waiter and goblets.
Maj. Samuel Hawkins, Sr.—Superb silver waiter and pitcher.
Mrs. McDougal, of Columbus—Silver soup tureen.
Frank A. Fitten—Silver and cut glass fruit stand.
Mrs. Samuel Hawkins—Elegant Bible with silver clasps with monogram on it.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hill, of Atlanta—Silver butter knife and spoons.
Dubose Fitten—Beautiful gold sleeve buttons.
Mrs. Kleghorn, of Columbus—Silver vegetable dish.
Miss Lizzie Hawkins—Silver butter dish and knife.
Mrs. Ford, of Rome—Silver card receiver.
Miss Dora Ford, of Rome—Riding whip with directions when and where to be used, which displayed considerable wit.
John L. Hawkins—Elegant set of ear-rings necklace and bracelets of Etrusean gold, set with pearls.

After the marriage the bridal party left on the 8 o’clock train for Kingston, where there was a special train waiting to take them to Rome.


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