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B. T. Green & Annie W. Gardner


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/5/2021 at 23:20:58

Prof. B. T. Green and Annie W. Gardner

Lake City Graphic, Lake City, Iowa
Aug 10, 1893

Married, at the M. E. church, in Lake City, Iowa, at 2 o'clock p.m. Wednesday, August 9, 1893, Miss Annie W. GARDNER, to Prof. B. T. GREEN,

Rev. H. P. DUDLEY, pastor of Broadway M. E. church, Council Bluffs, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. J. GARDNER, of our city. She was not extensively known here having only recently come to Lake City from Lawrence, Kansas, where she had been attending college for a number of years. But her acquaintances recognized in her unusual attainments. Her sweet disposition and pleasant manner won for her the esteem of all who met her.

The groom has been connected with Tobin college, Fort Dodge, Iowa, a number of terms, and of which he is at present principal. He is a young man of culture and pleasant address.

The wedding was at the M. E. Church of which Rev. GARDNER is pastor, and was made a public affair. By 2 o'clock the church was filled to its seating capacity. A piece of music was rendered by the Townsend orchestra, at the close of which Burt BRYAN and Miss BETHARD appeared, followed soon after by Rev. and Mrs. GARDNER, the bride, little Nita HOPKINS as maid of honor, and Ned FIELD, the page, bearing the ring. At the door they formed in the following order; Van KETTLES and Edward E. OLIVER, escorting ushers; Rev. and Mrs. GARDNER, the page and maid of honor; the bride; Oman BISHOP and J. B. McCRARY, ushers. The groom, accompanied by Rev. DUDLEY, entered the wing door, and all advanced to the altar to a march by the orchestra.

The church was elaborately decorated by members of the church and friends. The decorations consisted of house plants, cut flowers, water lilies and evergreens. Hanging over the bride, suspended from the ceiling, was huge bridal bell composed of flowers. The decorations were unique.

The bride was attired in a gray silk dress, plain but neat, which was a present from her uncle, Dr. GARDNER, of Lawrence Kansas. It was beautifully trimmed and decorated with bridal roses. The groom was attired in black.

After the ceremony the party retired from the church in the reverse order of march.

The bridal party drove over to Lohrville at 4 o'clock, where the newly married couple took the train for Fort Dodge. They will remain there about ten days, then return for a visit before entering upon duty in the college in September. They will have rooms in the college building, which are now furnished. Mrs. GREEN will have charge of the vocal music and art department.

The bride's boquet was presented by Mrs. C. S. HOPKINS. There were many flowers of all kinds presented by admiring friends. A beautiful clock was presented by a number of members of the church whose names have not been secured. A convertible dictionary holder and writing desk was presented by the ushers.

The wedding was one of the most pleasant occasions of the kind that has ever occurred in Lake City. The GRAPHIC joins the host of friends and admirers in wishing the newly married couple a long, happy and prosperous life.


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