The Courant American Newspaper
February 10, 1898 Page 1:
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Prospective Nuptials of Two Popular Young People.
Mrs. Laura Mann Graham announces the marriage of her daughter, Cora Alexander to Mr. Nathaniel Nelson Granger.
The nuptials are to be solemnized at the first Presbyterian church on February twenty-second and will be the social event of the winter season. The bride will be given away by her brother, Mr. Will Graham. She will be gowned in a lovely costume of white silk and mouselaine de soir. Her wedding veil will be worn with a wreath of lilies of the valley.
The maid of honor, Miss Laura Graham, will wear a dainty mixture of pink and white organdie.
The attendants are: Miss Sara Granger and Mr. Joseph Calhoun, Miss Scylla Thomas and Mr. Albert Johnson, Miss Florence Milner and Mr. Paul Akin, Miss Sallie Akin and Mr. Tom Milner, Miss Ella Neel and Mr. Bradley Howard, Miss Marylu Wikle and Mr. Will Howard. Mr. John Norris is best man for the occasion.
The ushers will be Mr. John Akin, Mr. Will Young, Mr. Eugene Rowan, Mr. Will McEwen.
Mrs. W. W. Young and Mrs. G. H. Aubrey will preside at the organ. A chorus of girls robed in white will sing the wedding hymn from Lohengrin Wagner and precede the bridal party to the altar.
An elegant reception will be given the bridal party by Mrs. Graham on the evening of the 21st.
February 10, 1898 Page 5: Granger, Nathaniel N. & Graham, Cora Alexander
“Brief Local Items.”
A wedding which will be quite a society event in Cartersville will be that of Miss Cora Alexander Graham and Mr. Nathaniel Nelson Granger, which will take place Tuesday evening, February 22d. Miss Graham is a sister of Miss Laura Graham, who has visited in Dalton and is one of Cartersville’s most attractive young ladies. Miss Scylla Thomas will act as one of the bridesmaids.---Dalton Citizen.
February 24, 1898 Page 4: “Woman’s Department.”
The wedding of Miss Cora Alexander Graham and Mr. Nathaniel Nelson Granger, which was solemnized Tuesday evening in the First Presbyterian church, was the consummation of a long and romantic love affair.
The occasion was one of great brilliance, owing to the prominence of the contracting parties, and the church was filled with friends and acquaintances.
Decorations of bamboo and cedar made a pretty setting for the coterie of beautifully gowned bridesmaids, and the arch effect in the center framed a lovely picture of girlish purity and loveliness and manly strength.
Promptly at eight o’clock, to the ever beautiful strains of the wedding march rendered by Mrs. Will Young, the ushers, Messrs. John W. Akin, Will W. Young, W. H. Best and Will McEwen, entered the church and proceeded down the right and left aisles to the altar. Following the ushers came the six groomsmen in pairs down the left aisle, forming a semi-circle behind the central arch. After these had taken their places the thrilling melody of Lohengrin’s bridal chorus, sung by a choir of voices, floated through the sacred edifice and twelve young girls arrayed in dainty white gowns entered, and as they proceeded singing down the right aisle scattered roses in the path of the bride and her maids.
The bridesmaids followed singly, the pink and white costumes alternating and each one carrying bunches of pink and white roses. Passing under the arch they joined the awaiting groomsmen and completed the semi-circle. The maid of honor, Miss Laura Graham, was attired in a combination of pink and white and carried pink roses.
The groom entered with his best man, Mr. John T. Norris, Jr., and joined the bride at the altar.
Miss Graham looked very handsome and stately in her bridal gown of heavy white silk with chiffon trimmings. The veil was caught gracefully with a wreath of orange blossoms and she carried an armful of bride roses.
She was given away by her brother, Mr. Will Graham.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. S. Hillhouse, of Vicksburg, Miss., assisted by Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth.
The bridesmaids were gowned in pink and white organdies; Miss Ella Neel, Miss S. M. Akin and Miss Estelle Calhoun wearing pink; Miss Mary L. Wikle, Miss Sarah Granger and Miss Florence Milner in white. Miss Granger, the first bridesmaid, was particularly handsome in her quaint organdy gown, with the long Marie Antoinette fischu.
The groomsmen were: Mr. Albert Johnson, Mr. Paul F, Akin, Mr. Thomas Milner, Mr. Will Howard, Mr. Joseph Calhoun, Mr. Will Howard.
Mrs. Granger, as Miss Cora Graham, has been admired and loved from childhood by everyone with whom she came in contact, but only those who knew her best could fully appreciate all those characteristics which make a “noble woman, nobly planned,” and which she possessed in abundance. It is a source of pleasure to her many friends that a change of name does not mean a change of home for she would be greatly missed.
We almost claim Mr. Granger as a home boy, as he lived here a portion of his boyhood, and returned a year ago to make his home in Cartersville. He is a partner in the Granger Mining company, and is a young man respected by the older men, for his energy and business ability; and universally popular with all who know him.
A thousand good wishes are showered upon Mr. and Mrs. Granger on this auspicious occasion by hosts of friends. They will reside near Carterville, at the Wheeler Mines for the present.
Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Granger entertained the bridal party very delightfully at “Overlook” after the wedding.
The reception given by Miss Cora Graham Monday evening was an occasion greatly enjoyed by all the guests. It was intended more as an informal assembling of the young people with whom she had been so closely identified as a young lady and the jolly crowd present evinced in every way their appreciation of their hostess and pleasure at the compliment conferred upon them.
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