J. C. Jolly weds Miss Ida Owens

The Cartersville American
Cartersville, Georgia
December 8, 1886, page 2
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Little Cupid’s Dart.
“Hear the Mellow Wedding Bells, Silver Bells.”

On the evening of December 2nd, the relatives and a few friends gathered at the home of Mrs. Sallie Owens, near Euharlee, to witness the marriage of her lovely daughter, Miss Ida, to Mr. J. C. Jolly.  Rev. Walter Lanier officiated.

The lawn and yards were beautifully lighted with Chinese lanterns, and the parlor was bright and cheery.  At 7 o’clock, p. m., the courtly groom, with the beautiful bride, advanced before the “man of God” and were joined in “holy wedlock.”

They were the recipients of many congratulations and hand shakings.  Shortly after the ceremony the guests were invited to the dining-room where a rich feast had been spread.  Mrs. Owens displayed superb taste in the arrangement of the table. Suffice it to say, the aesthetic and epicure were both well pleased.  The evening will long be remembered.  Vocal and instrumental music, pleasant chatting, etc., formed the principle part of the programme.

The young couple received many nice presents, such as silver spoons, vases, towels, table damask, a dinner set, and we must make special mention of the silver butter dish and knife presented by the bride’s brother who lives in Rome.

The grooms father gave them a reception the next day which was equally as enjoyable as the one the previous evening.  Jim is a noble fellow, every inch a man, and Miss Ida is a universal favorite.  They are both young, with flattering prospects before them.

The American extends its heartiest congratulations.  In the words of Rip Van Winkle, “may they live long and be happy.”


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