Mr. Fred G. Williams married to Miss Etta Willis

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
December 17, 1896, Page 1
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Tinged With Romance.

A Happy Marriage at the Willis House Last Sunday.

Mr. Fred G. Williams, a genial and worthy young locomotive engineer of Bessemer, Ala., was married to Miss Etta Willis, at the Willis House, last Sunday morning. The ceremony was performed by Wm. H. Felton. Mr. Tom Williams and Miss Arrelia ?alt were the attendants. After the ceremony the happy young couple took the 10:13 southbound W. &. A. train for their future home, Bessemer.

There is a pretty little romance connected with the marriage. The young people had never met until Mr. Williams came to Cartersville, three days before the marriage. His mother is an occasional visitor to the city, having property interests near here. His mother is an occasional visitor to the city, having property interests near here. On one of these visits she stopped with Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Willis and meeting their young daughter, Miss Etta, formed quite an attachment for her and invited her companionship while at the house and on some of her local visits and missions. She thought she saw in the young lady’s even temper and amiable ways the ideal points for a good wife and expressed herself in an undertone to some friends that she would like to know her as her daughter-in-law. Going home, she told her son, 23 years of age, of her ideas and induced a correspondence between the young people. A few letters passed and then a visit was planned. Mr. Williams came up and the two meeting each other, admiration was the result and admiration soon ripening into love, no time was lost in bringing about a union. Mr. Williams didn’t care to make a half dozen trips to Cartersville when one would suffice for his purposes, and after consultation with all concerned, matters resulted in Miss Willis going to Alabama as Mrs. Williams.

May long life, happiness and prosperity attend them.


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