Mr. T. H. Shockley was married to Miss Ella Davis

The Cartersville Free Press Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
October 28, 1880 Page 3:
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Orange Blossoms in Full Bloom and the Marriage Bells Gaily Ringing.

At the residence of the father of the bride, Mr. Arthur Davis, of this county, on the 21st, Mr. T. H. Shockley was married to Miss Ella Davis, one of the most accomplished young ladies of the county. We extend to the happy pair the complements of the Free Press, with the hope that their lives may be one of unalloyed bliss. A friend of the groom sends us this account of the occasion. He says:

The writer being a bachelor of a few years standing, and a special friend of the groom, was somewhat surprised to know that the groom was tired of single blessedness and had contracted with one of Bartow County’s most charming young ladies to quit it. But we boarded the early train at Marietta. Reaching Cartersville, we remained in that Felton stronghold until about three o’clock, then, after an hours ride behind some of Stephens’ fast horses, we arrived at the splendid home of the bride’s father, where no time was lost in tying the knot by the Rev. Mr. Ryals. The bride presented one of the most beautiful pictures we ever beheld. The ceremony over, a choice supper served, and after many congratulations, we repaired to the St. James Hotel to await for the down passenger train. Arriving at Marietta, (the future home of the bride) the party was received with many welcomes. After supper was over at the groom’s residence, we all sought repose in dreamland, having spent one of the happiest days of our life.-- J.S.C.


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