MARRIAGES from The Parkersburg Sentinel, Parkersburg, W. Va.
Retrieved and transcribed by NanciHeadley Kotowski.
Charles Cawley-Martha Singer
May 2, 1905 issue
Charles Cawley and Miss Martha Singer, both of this city were married by Rev. Father E. M. Hickey, at St.Xavier’s Church, at nuptial mass at 5.45 [sic] this morning. The witnesses to the ceremony were Miss EmmaSinger and John H. Barlow.
Elba Boggs-NelleVirginia Lang
May 4, 1905 issue
Boggs-Lang Nuptials—The home of Mr. andMrs. F. A. Lang, on Fifth street, was the scene of one of, if not theprettiest, weddings that has ever been solemnized in the city, when their onlydaughter, Miss Nelle Virginia Lang, was united inmarriage to Mr. Elba Boggs.
The guestson this occasion were limited to only the two immediate families and a few nearfriends.
The Langhome, with its large, old-fashioned rooms and halls, was beautifully andartistically decorated with dog-wood [sic], apple blossoms and other sweetspring flowers. Upon entering the hall acharming sight met the eye. The stairwaywas almost completely hidden from view by masses of dogwood, and throughout thelength of the passage immense bunches of fragrant lilacs were placed.
The guestsbegun to arrive at eight thirty, and from then until nine o’clock, theappointed hour for the ceremony, a pretty and appropriate musical program wasrendered. Mrs. Frederick Kent Loomispresided at the piano during the evening. Mrs. T. R. Cowell, a particular friend of thebride, sang “Because” by d’Hardelot, followed by MissLillian Casto, who, in her int[illegible]trable way, sagn [sic]“Sunset.” Just before the hour appointedfor the ceremony, Mrs. Cowell sang the beautifulwedding song, “Beloved, It Is Morn,” in a very effective manner.
In the parlordogwood and white carnations were used for decorative purposes. In the south part of the room a backgroundterminating into a canopy had been formed by the use of dogwood and whitecarnations intermixed with green, and it was here that the ceremony wasperformed.
Mr. WilliamLang, Mr. William T. Wallis, of Clarksburg,Dr. Fred Hopkins and Mr. T. R. Cowell entered theparlor bearing white ribbons which formed an aisle for the bridal party. Mrs. Loomis then played Wagner’s grand oldwedding march, which announced that the hour for the plighting of the troths ofthese popular young people had arrived. MissSophia Paden, attired in a white chiffon gown over taffeta, entered first;bearing the white satin pillow on which the bride and groom knelt as they receivedthe marriage blessing. She was followedby Mrs. T. R. Cowell, who wore a handsome lavendertoilette, and together they took their places at the left of the bower. Mrs. Cowell heldthe bride’s flowers while she received the ring.
Miss Langand Mr. Boggs then appeared and took their places in front of Dr. S. S. Moore,who performed the impressive ring service of the Episcopal Church. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Mr. andMrs. Boggs were surrounded by their friends, who extended to them their bestwishes.
The gownworn by the bride was a handsome one of rich lace over chiffon, interlined withtaffeta. In style it was particularlyplain and simple, and was very striking, vastly becoming to the wearer, who isa pretty blond. She wore a veil edgedwith duchess braid, and carried a shower bouquet of bride’s roses.
Mrs.William T. Wallis, of Clarksburg,and Miss Florence Boreman invited the guests to thedining room, where a wedding supper was served. The bride’s table was a model of beauty, obtained by the artisticcombination of white carnations, asparagus fern, tulle and southernsmilax. The chandelier was twined withstrands of tulle and asparagus fern, which were extended to the corners of thetable, being fastened in place with clusters of white carnations. Garlandsof southern smilax were draped on the table cover at the sides and ends. The center piece was a large mound ofcarnations. Cut glass candle-sticks wereplaced at each corner of the table.
In thelibrary, which was done entirely in apple blossoms, Miss Sara Edelen graciously presided at the punch bowl, which was acenter of attraction all during the evening.
Miss BerthaMcGregor had charge of the marriage register, which was placed in the roomwhere the many handsome gifts which the bride and groom were recipients of,were on display.
Mrs. Boggshas always been numbered as one of Parkersburg’s prettiest and most charmingyoung women, who is the fortunate possessor of many lovely traits of character,which make her a favorite with her friends, and make her admired by those whoare only acquaintances.
Mr. Boggsis one of the most successful and prosperous young business men of the city,being connected with the Boggs Oil Company. He is to be congratulated upon winning such a lovely young woman for hisbride.
Mr. andMrs. Boggs left last night for NewYork and other eastern cities, where they will spendseveral days, and upon their return here will reside in the Rathbonehouse on Market street,near Tenth.
The bride’sgoing-away gown was a mixture of tan and green, check, with a becoming hat ofgreen to match.
Mr. andMrs. Boggs have the best wishes of an unusually large circle of friends for thenew life on which they are just entering.
James Taylor-Mittie Crawford
May 4, 1905 issue
Miss Mittie Crawford daughter of Captain T. W. Manion was married to James Taylor, of Danville,W. Va., in Washington,D. C. on April 18 and have taken up their residence in the National Capital.
W. L. Reese, Jr.-Miss Smith
May 9, 1905 issue
A Marriage—W. L. Reese, Jr., ofElizabeth, formerly of Volcano, gave his friends and relatives quite a surpriseby arriving in the city today, accompanied by a charming bride, formerly MissSmith, a daughter of Col. Perry Smith, of Buckhannon.
Mr. and Mrs.Reese leave this evening for Elizabeth,where they will reside for the present, as Mr. Reese is interested in the oilbusiness in Wirt and adjoining counties, being quite successful andprosperous. The many friends of theyoung married couple wish them a prosperous and happy future.
Joseph Foutty-Fannie Doyle
May 10, 1905 issue
WERE MARRIED AT MARIETTA
The Marietta papers note that a marriage license was obtainedthere on Tuesday for Mr. Joseph Foutty, a clerk, of Parkersburg, and MissFannie Doyle of Belpre, and that the marriage occurred with Rev. A. E. Coll officiating.
Joseph B. Hendershot-Merkle A. Thompson
May 11, 1905 issue
WERE MARRIED AT MARIETTA
OnWednesday at Marietta a marriage license wasissued to Mr. Joseph B. Hendershot, of Parkersburg, and Miss Merkle A.Thompson, of Marietta. The wedding occurred later, Rev. HerbertScott officiating.
Alfred Howard Carpenter-Isabel Ann Cornell
May 12, 1905 issue
A Wedding—Miss Isabel Ann Cornell andMr. Alfred Howard Carpenter, both of Shultz, W. Va., were married yesterday afternoon aboutfive o’clock at the home of the groom’s brother, Mr. Clinton Carpenter, of 621 Bird street.
Mr. andMrs. Carpenter are both well known young people, and have the best wishes oftheir friends. They will reside atShultz, where the groom is engaged in business.
John M. Sands-Alice E. George
June 2, 1905 issue
Sands-George Wedding—In the presence ofonly the two immediate families, Miss Alice E. George and Mr. John M. Sandswere married last evening at half past eight, at the home of the bride’sparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. George, on Thirteenth street. Rev. Hall Snodgrass of the CalvaryBaptistChurch,officiating [sic]. In the parlorwhere the ceremony was performed, and in the reception hall, the onlydecorations used were palms and great bunches of American beauty roses. In front of the mantel a background of palmshad been formed, and here the bridal couple stood, unattended, while Rev.Snodgrass performed the impressive marriage service. During the ceremony, Mrs. John W. Hamilton, asister of the bride, played the beautiful wedding hymn, “O Perfect Love.” At the conclusion of the ceremony Mr. andMrs. Sands received the congratulations of those present.
The bridewore a dainty gown of Persian lawn, simply styled, with trimmings of swiss [sic] embroidery, valencinnes[sic] lace, and tucks. This costume wasvery becoming to her style of beauty, as she is a typical brunette. She carried an immense bouquet of bride’sroses.
In thedining room, where an elegant wedding supper was served after the ceremony, thedecorations were very beautiful. Themantel was banked and almost hidden from view by the use of syringoes[sic] and roses. The bride’s table withits beautiful, yet simple decorations, was mostattractive. In the center of the tablean immense bunch of pink roses was placed, surrounded by a mound of lilies ofthe valley, intermingled with feathery ferns. The effect was a very dainty and pretty one.
Mrs. Sands,who has resided here all her life, is a lovely and most capable youngwoman. She possesses the happy facultyof making and keeping friends, among whom she has always been a favorite.
Mr. Sandsis numbered among the most prominent and popular business men of the city, andfor the past ten years he has been manager of the Oil Well Supply Company. In disposition he is jovial and good natured,which has won for him many true friends. Recently Mr. Sands accepted a very responsible position as treasurer fora large oil concern, with head-quarters [sic] in Los Angeles, Cal.,where he and his bride will make their future home. With the departure of Mr. and Mrs. Sands fromthe city, congratulations and good wishes are mingled with a tinge of regretthat they should have to make their home in so distant a city. May their life always be as bright and sunnyas the beautiful land to which they are going.
Mr. andMrs. Sands, accompanied by Mrs. Sand’s [sic] mother left last night on the teno’clock train for the west. They willvisit Kansas City and several other placesbefore going to Los Angeles.