A. B. Small weds Miss Addie Davis

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
November 3, 1887, page 3
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Invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Addie Davis to Mr. A. B. Small, of Macon.


November 10, 1887
Page 3

A Happy Marriage.

Small –Davis.  On last Wednesday morning, at the beautiful country home of Mr. Arthur Davis, his daughter, Miss Addie, was united in marriage to Mr. A. B. Small, of Macon, Rev. Mr. McBride, of Rockmart, officiating.

The bride is one of Bartow’s fairest daughters, possessing all the attributes of noble womanhood.  She typifies the pure virtues and lovable characteristics of her sex.  By her universally amiable disposition she won the warmest admiration and esteem of all whose pleasure it was to know her.  Her splendid traits of mind and heart endeared her to all classes of society.  She will make a model wife, and the splendid graces of her character and the gentle influences of her life will act as a ray of sunshine in the hearts of those with whom she will come in contact.

The groom is one of the central city’s most prominent young business men, of high character and standing.

The event of this happy marriage will be recorded in the memory of those present, around which will cluster many pleasant recollections.

The elegant parlor was most artistically decorated.  The walls were festooned with garlands of evergreens and autumn leaves, and immediately over the door the beautiful wedding bell gracefully hung.  The wedding march was exquisitely rendered by Miss Stokely, of Acworth.  The ceremony was deeply impressive, and scene during its solemn progress, presented a most pleasing tableau.  The manly form of the groom with his lovely bride, was surrounded by the handsome train of attendants, who were as follows:

Miss Anna Davis and L. S. Worsham, of Macon; Miss Estelle Small, of Tunnel Hill, and Joe Neel, of Macon; Miss Mollie Young, of Cedartown, and C. A. Wikle; Miss Josie Hines, of Rome, and A. B. Cunyus; Miss Lillie York, of Marietta, and J. B. Banton; Miss Annie Veach and Prof. E. C. Mobley.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, after the assembled company of friends and relatives had showered their congratulations and best wishes upon the happy pair, the party were driven to town, where they took the 11:45 train for Macon, their future home.

The wedding presents consisted of a purse of gold from the parents of the bride; set of diamonds, A. H. Small; silver butter knife, Mrs. White; six fruit plates, Mrs. Vanmeter; two cake plates, Mrs. Wm. Rowland; silver carving knife and fork, W. W. Springer; plush album, Miss Lucy Young; pair of vases, Miss Nancy Davis; vases, Mrs. Stokely; one set of furniture, A. B. Small; silver pickle stand, Mrs. John P. Anderson; silver water service, W. R. and A. E. Young; silver pie knife, Henry J. Schoenthal; silver napkin ring, Miss Fannie Shockly; silver waiter and water service, Mrs. Carver; hand painted screen, Mrs. M. L. Hines; silver pickle stand, J. M. Anderson; real lace handkerchief, Miss Addie Conner; one dozen silver tea spoons and sugar dish, Miss Annie Davis; silver violet stand, Mrs. Cecelia Shelman; pair of vases, Miss Annie Veach; silver cup, Miss Estelle Small; bronze clock, Mr. L. S. Worsham and J. N. Neal; plush work box, Miss Carrie Houseal; silver jewelry case, Mr. Moses Scheuer; dressing case, E. C. Mobley, John R. Banton, A. B. Cunyus and Charles A. Wikle; nut cracker, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Eads; water set, Miss Josie Hines; china set, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Shockley; silver cake basket, Miss Lelia York; crumb scraper, Miss Mollie Young; two doily rings, Miss Hattie and Katie De Witt; besides numerous other handsome presents.

The ante-nuptial reception tendered the attendants and a few friends of the contracting parties, by Mr. and Mrs. Davis Tuesday evening, was a most pleasant affair.  The spacious grounds were brilliantly lighted by numberless Chinese lanterns, the whole presenting a most attractive sight.  At ten o’clock delightful refreshments were served. The evening passed away charmingly and will be remembered as an occasion of rare pleasure.


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