Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, November ll, l897
MARRIED -- At high noon, Sunday, Oct. 3l, l897, at the home of the bride one mile east of Davis City, Iowa, MISS NORA GOBLE and MR. F.W. BOZARTH.the ceremony was said by Squire Samuel Bowman who is one of the pioneer citizens of Davis City and was a comrade of the groom's father during the war.The bride is the second daughter of MR. and MRS. CHARLES GOBLE, is a niece of JOHN and WM. MCINTOSH who are well-known, well-to-do farmers and is also a granddaughter of Lieutenant MCINTOSH who was also well-known to many in Decatur County.About forty guests were present to witness the marriage, the bride's sister, MISS EMMA GOBLE acting as bridesmaid and MR. O. BONNETT as groom's best man.The bride possesses one of the most desirable qualities for a young lady, that of making and retaining the friendship of all whom she meets, and the groom is to be congratulated in winning the heart of a young lady possessing many excellent qualities of mind and person.The groom is the only son of MR. and MRS. W.W. BOZARTH, is a very industrious young man of studious habits and is a member of the I.O.O.F. and both he and his young wife are to be commended that they thus early in life realize that this earth will not be their eternal home and have made a start toward that better land where they ne'er shall be separated.A few weeks before their wedding day, they became members of the Baptist Church near their home.
On Monday this happy couple were given a reception at the home of the groom's parents.The parents of both parties have lived within a short distance of Davis City nearly all their lives and are enterprising farmers and well-fixed financially.Last but not least (as an editor sees it) was the magnificent dinners served both at the wedding and reception.Everything that could tempt the appetite was furnished in abundance and being on pretty good terms with the groom's big sister (who is our wife) of course we were present and it is needless to say we sampled the luscious viands quite a plenty.
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