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Sawyer - Russell marriage 1887

SAWYER, RUSSELL, BURNHAM, HUTCHINS, BARBER, HOPKINS, REESE, LANG, BOWDER, THORNTON

Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall (email)
Date: 7/29/2006 at 17:59:58

Luana wedding, written by H.J. BOWDER.
Wedding occasions are enjoyable. Then neighbors are brought together until the house made roomy is filled. The nature of the occasion adds much. The lights seem brighter and the music richer. All anxiety centers around the appearance of the estimable couple who are so soon to become "husband and wife together". The two appear; the 'knot' is tied; congratulations are given; and then all with so much of god cheer sit together about tables bountifully and tastily spread. Such an occasion was enjoyed Thursday evening, April 14th, at W.W. RUSSELL's of Luana, when his only daughter, Helen M., was led by Delorma F. SAWYER under the green arch where they were joined in marriage by Rev. H.J. BOWDER, of Luana. The bride and groom are followed to their excellent farm home, north of Luana, by the well wishes of their many friends. Among the donors with their gifts are the following:
Mr. and Mrs. W.W. RUSSELL & Mr. and Mrs. W.H. RUSSELL, a set of silver knives and forks
Mrs. E.W. SAWYER, a set of silver tablespoons
Mr. and Mrs. Hilas BURNHAM, a silver pickle castor
Rev. A.U. HUTCHINS, silver cake stand
Dr. E.A. HUTCHINS & family, one table spread, dozen napkins, dozen towels and a set of dishes, 83 pieces
Mr. and Mrs. A. HUTCHINS & family, set of silver knives
Mrs. C. HUTCHINS, pin cushion and sachett
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BARBER, tea set of cut glass
Mr. and Mrs. O.D. HOPKINS, table linen
Miss Clara HOPKINS, pair of pillow shams & tidy
Miss Jennie REESE, pin cushions
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. LANG & Carrie, table linen and towels
Mrs. H.J. BOWDER, a repousse plaque
C.C. THORNTON, a rocking chair.

-Postville Review, April 23, 1887


 

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