James C. Hay weds Miss Dora Cochran

The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
January 1, 1880, Page 3
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Cupid’s Chain.
His delicious Little Majesty on the Rampage.

To the Free Press:

On Wednesday evening, the 17th ult., at the hospitable home of the late J. M. COCHRAN, occurred the nuptials of his daughter, Miss DORA, and Mr. JAMES C. HAY, both of this county. At 7 ½ o’clock the spacious parlor, which was so beautifully decorated for the occasion was filled with a brilliant throng of friends and relatives to witness the ceremony.

Shortly before eight the happy pair entered and took their position upon the floor, where the knot was tied by Rev. S. W. Newell, after which for some time the room resounded with kisses and words of congratulation.

It is needless for us to say anything about the bride, for she is too well known and loved in our community where her many virtues have endeared her to all.  We thought on this occasion she looked unusually beautiful in her elegant bridal costume.  The bridegroom is one of our leading young farmers, and by his industry, morality and integrity has gained scores of friends.  At 9 o’clock all the preliminary arrangements being completed the dining hall doors were thrown open and the signal given.  We all soon assembled around a table of luxury and taste beggaring all description.  Suffice it to say that Mrs. America Bailey had prepared it all and was indefatigable in her efforts at making all enjoy the occasion.  As well might one in a blooming Eden seek to pluck the prettiest flower, or amid the sweet melody of music and song attempt to catch the softest, sweetest note or sound, as to discriminate upon the luxuries and splendor of this festive board.  After all had feasted to their heart’s content, we returned to the parlor and listened for hours to sweet music discoursed by the bride, Misses Willie Carter, Gussie Calhoun, Mrs. Bailey and others.  No sooner did the parson disappear than the sound of the fiddle was heard, boys and girls with hands all around, and a regular good, old fashioned quadrille ensued.

It was two o’clock ere this joyous throng dispersed, and the evening was so delightful that it will be long remembered by all.   We wish the young couple all the good that a friend could wish.

May their days be spent in happiness and love,
Until Angels shall whisper “Thy home is above.”
Locum Tenens.


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