Greeley Tribune (Greeley, Weld County) Aug 28, 1902Page 6
WEDDINGS OF THE WEEK
OGILVY-BOOTHROYD The marriage of Lyulph S. G. Ogilvy and Edith Gertrude Boothroyd occurred yesterday morning (27th) at Waterdale, the delightful country home of the Boothroyd’s. a few miles west of Loveland, Rector North-Tummon of Trinity Episcopal of this city performing the ceremony. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Boothroyd.O English parents, she is an American girl of Colorado birth at that.She was graduated from the State Agricultural college a few years ago, since which time she has had charge of many schools in the western part of the state.She is a woman of culture and intelligence and although given to literary and scholastic work, the home tendencies dominate her.To her, home is soman’s sphere and there is not the slightest doubt but what her hearthstone will be an alter of love and the abode of true domestic happiness. Captain Ogilvy is probably on of the best known men in the great west.He is the second son the Earl of Airlie and came to Colorado about twenty years ago with his father.Several thousand of acres of good land east of Greeley were purchased and the captain, then a boy in years, devoted his time to farming and stock raising in a scientific manner.He also interested himself in irrigation and canal building and many a fine and valuable of piece of irrigating property in Colorado today is the result of his money and energy.When the Spanish-American war was declared, Ogilvy enlisted in company D. First Colorado infantry, U. S.V.He is not a citizen of the United States, but entertains many feelings in common with the republic and one of these was his hatred for Spanish cruelty toward the Cubans. He did camp duty with his company in Denver for several weeks, then it was hinted that the regimen would not be sent to the front.This annoyed him, he had tasted pretty much all the pleasure o civil life and he wanted a little war for a change and he managed to get exchanged into Torrey’s regiment of rough riders that was raised in Wyoming.In time the regiment was ordered to Jacksonville, Fla., but that was the nearest it ever got to Spanish soldiers or Cuba. Within a year the regiment was mustered out and Ogilvy returned to Greeley, where he looked after his ranch and stock till the fall of 1899. At that time the British government was at war with the Boers, and one day without saying a word to friends Ogilvy left for the south and met a British officer at New Orleans who was buying mules for the army in South Africa.A little talk and in a few days the management of one cargo of mules was given to the adventurer and in a few weeks he was landed at Capetown.Next he was somewhere else and so on till finally he enlisted in Brabant’s brigade of colonial horse, where he put in over a year of long marches and almost continuous guerilla warfare.But he earned his stripes, for during that time he was promoted from the rank to a captaincy besides receiving a medal of honor. He returned to Greeley the winter in 1901, fully satisfied and thinking he had seen a little of everything and well enough pleased to take a rest. During all experience and rambles, and they were many and varied and exciting, he had avoided the merry little elf, Cupid, and he and his friends thought he was doomed to bachelorhood.But “Man proposes and God disposes.”It was not to be.He met his fate and it is to be hoped that he will kindly submit to the yoke and remember that he is once and for a’ broken to matrimonial harness; and for the a’ happiness of which, Lord Ogilvy, your friends will ever pray. Captain and Mrs. Ogilvy went to Denver yesterday evening and are stopping at the Brown, but they expect to return to their LaSalle ranch in a few days and some time during the fall they will tour Europe for a few months, returning to Colorado some time next winter or spring.