On last Wednesday evening at 9 o'clock p.m. the friends of Charles Akes Jr., and Mrs. Cora Shelton were gathered together to witness their wedding, which was performed by the writer at the beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. I.C. Norman near Davis City. Mr. Akes is a son of Henry Akes, deceased, and is an industrious young farmer, and has a host of friends. Mrs. Shelton has been well known by the groom and his parents for many years, as she was a trained nurse and has been called on to assist this family many times in sickness and is highly respected.
The wedding march was played by Miss. Norman, a niece of the bride. The parlor was very beautifully decorated and after the ceremony was performed, we were then invited to the dining room, where a sumptuous supper fit for a king, had been prepared by Mrs. Norman, a sister of the bride and on our return from the dining room to the parlor, we discovered a merry crowd, which had gathered to furnish us some band music, which consisted of tin pans and buckets and almost everything else that would remind one of an old fashioned charivari.
This happy couple will be at home to their friends at the old farm known as the Henry Akes farm, three and one-half miles southwest of Leon, where the writer has spent many a pleasant hour visiting with these hospitable friends and may the blessings of our Heavenly Father ever be with this couple and their many friends, and may this home be so conducted that any and all who may enter it be reminded of that home beyond the skies, is the earnest prayer of their friend and brother.