Erastus Matthews weds Miss Ella Bradley

The Cartersville American
Cartersville, Georgia
February 9, 1886, page 1
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Invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Ella Bradley to Mr. E. Matthews, on next Tuesday evening at 2 o’clock.


February 16, 1886
Page 3

This afternoon at 2 o’clock a most interesting affair took place, witnessed by a goodly number of invited guests, among them an American p. p. (pencil pusher.)

At the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. W. A. Bradley, Miss Ella Bradley was united in marriage to Mr. E. Matthews – Rev. W. A. Dodge officiating.

The bride is a young lady very popular in Cartersville for her beauty and the many noble traits characteristic of the true-born Southern woman.  The groom is a young man of sterling habits and fine business qualifications, and is worthy of the fair jewel he has won. The bride received many beautiful presents.  After the ceremony was performed the happy pair left for the home of the groom’s father, some twelve miles from this city, where they will remain until tomorrow evening. They will be given a reception tomorrow night at the residence of Mr. L. B. Matthews, the groom’s uncle.  The American extends its heartiest congratulations to the young couple, and its wish is that their bark may sail smoothly o’er the sea of life.


The Cartersville Courant
February 18, 1886, page 3


On Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Mr. Erastus Matthews was married to Miss Ella Bradley, at the residence of Mr. W. A. Bradley, in this city.  Rev. W. A. Dodge performed the ceremony.

The bride has scores of friends, who admire her many excellencies of character, and the groom is worthy of so good a wife.  We are glad to know that both are so well and happily mated.  The happy couple went to the home of the groom’s parents, but returned in time for the reception last night at the residence of Mr. L. Matthews, the uncle of the groom.  We trust their future will be as bright as the present promises, and they have the heartiest congratulations of The Courant.


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