Happy Nuptials.

The Cartersville Express Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
March 3, 1881 Page 3:
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Happy Nuptials.

Merrily did the wedding bells peal on Tuesday afternoon last announcing the consummation of marriage vows between Charles Berrien Willingham and Annie Mary Williams.

The Methodist church, which had been handsomely decorated, was filled with an audience complimentary to both the happy ones long ere the hour appointed for the ceremony to occur. The chancel was beautifully festooned and an arch of evergreens circled above the altar, pendant from which were the monograms “C. B. W.” and “A. M. W.” on either side of a floral good-luck horse shoe of ivy and hyacinths.

At a signal the preacher, Rev. A. J. Jarrell appeared before his congregation, the organ, under the artistic manipulation of Miss Libbie Shelman, saluted the approach of the bridal party with Mendelssohn’s wedding march, stepping in time to which came down the right aisle, 1st: two ushers, Col. Robert W. Murphey and Douglas Wikle; 2nd, the four lady attendants, Miss Carrie Field and Miss ___ Reynolds, Miss Fannie Young and Miss ___Dever; 3rd, the couple to be married, and 4th, the two remaining ushers: J. Hugh Young and A. M. Willingham. Then in graceful form the procession grouped about the altar, where in a calm and solemn voice and an impressive manner the nuptial vows were administered by the good preacher.

At the conclusion of the ceremony the party took carriages for the depot from which the northern bound passenger train conveyed them to their future home, Dalton, Ga., the ushers and attendants going as far as Kingston.

The groom holds the office of stenographic reporter of this judicial circuit and before his recent appointment to that office was the private secretary in Washington city to the Honorable Alexander H. Stephens. He is a brother to the writer and of course our pen falters when it comes to write of this moment of supreme happiness in his life. We feel, though, we can lay aside natural delicacy and say that he is of unflinching nerve, uncompromising honor, and betrays in his every day life attribute that combines to make a noble man. He possesses a brain to make life a success and a heart within the folds of which his bride may trustingly nestle, well assured that from this day forward she will be shielded from every care in life that a faithful love can ward off.


The Cartersville Free Press Newspaper
March 3, 1881 Page 3:


[Marriage of Charles Berrien Willingham and M. Annie Williams, see Cartersville Express issue of March 3, 1881.]


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