1905 Wedding of Charles Nordman and Goldie Wilson
From the Chillicothe Constitution, published in Chillicothe, Missouri on
Monday, October 2, 1905:
Note Brought Her a Husband
Romantic Ending of Girlish Escapade
Miss GOLDIE WILSON Dropped Bottle Containing Note in River--Found by CHARLES NORDMAN
Two years ago, Miss GOLDIE WILSON, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE WILSON, who lived on the J. M. DAVIS farm, west of Chillicothe, in a spirit of girlish humor, dropped into the Grand River a bottle, securely sealed, containing a note.
The bottle with its contents was found by CHARLES NORDMAN, a telephone man of Jefferson City. A correspondence was started and Mr. Nordman called on the young woman, whose acquaintance he made.
The friendship that developed ripened into love and the culmination of the romance came when at 11:oo Sunday morning, Miss Wilson and Mr. Nordman were married at the J. M. Davis farm. The ceremony was performed by JUDGE SOLOMON UMPHALBAUGH in the presence of about 50 guests.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES NORDMAN will make their home on the Davis farm. The bride is a handsome brunette and is well known in the west part of Chillicothe township. She was 18 years old last month.