Monday, February 29, 2016

Weddings and Wedding Presents

From the LAWRENCEVILLE NEWS.
DECEMBER 2, 1896 Dr. J.E. Connett and Miss Pearl Patterson, both of this city, were married yesterday (Friday) evening at Greenville, Illinois, by the President of the Free Methodist College of that city. The doctor is one of our leading physicians and his bride is a well known and highly respected young lady, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Henry Patterson. Mr. And Mrs. Connett are expected home today. Among the presents received are a beautiful set of pearl handle, silver knives and forks and silver tea and table spoons from the bride's aunt in California. May their lives be long, happy and prosperous in the earnest wish of the News.

From the Robinson Constitution:

NOVEMBER 25, 1896 MARRIAGE PERMIT
William C. Philips age 27- Russellville
Emma C. Catlett age 24- Heathsville

DECEMBER 2, 1896

CATLETT-PHILLIPS WEDDING
Wednesday, Nov 25, 1896, at the brides home, Miss Emma Catlett and Mr. Will Phillips were united in marriage by the Rev. Cauble of Lawrenceville. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Sarah Catlett, living two miles south of this place and is one of our brightest, sweetest girls. The groom is the son of Reman Phillips, living on Allison Prairie, below Russellville, and is an exceptional young man. His father is a prosperous and highly esteemed farmer, and the son is bidding fair to follow in his footsteps. Two handsomer, or more congenial young people it was never our lot to see united. After the wedding an elegant dinner was served to 36 relatives and friends, and the guests did ample justice to the feast prepared. On the following day Mr. and Mrs. Redman (?) Phillips gave a thanksgiving reception to the young couple and forty assembled guests. Fish, flesh and fowl were spread on the hospitable board, and we all united in wishing the happy pair a continuance of the plenty now so abundantly theirs. They will make their home for the present with Mr. and Mrs. Phillips Sr.

Following is a partial list of the presents:
Mr. and Mrs. Dollahan, $20
A.H. Donham and wife, silver tea and table spoons
J.L. Catlett and wife, silver knifes and forks
W.M. Tromley and wife, tea and table spoons
T.H. Maxedon and wife, cake dish
Lulu and Will Catlett, gold band water set
Mrs. Sarah Catlett, glassware and table linen

DECEMBER 9, 1896
The marriage of Miss Estella Howell, of Lawrenceville, and Thomas B. England, of Dennison township, was solemnized at the M. E. Church at Lawrenceville last Thursday evening. A reception at the bride's home followed. Mrs. Judge W.C. Jones of this city, the bride's cousin, did the receiving in that charming way of hers.