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Thompson Hathaway Marriage 1914


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 7/1/2017 at 16:22:36

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer September 25, 1914, FP, C4
Transcribed from: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87058075/1914-09-25/ed-1/seq-1/

Hathaway Thompson Wedding.
An open-air wedding: took place Saturday, Sept. 19th, 1914, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thompson, near Fayette, Mr. M. Lee Hathaway, formerly of Ridgeway, and Miss Jessie C. Thompson, of Fayette being the principals.
The wedding was a complete surprise to everybody, even the guests. The reunion of the Thompson family was in progress at the Ralph Thompson home when about the noon hour three automobiles containing the bridal party drove into the yard, and almost before the guests knew what was happening they were witnessing the marriage ceremony. This was performed by President R. W. Cooper, of the Upper Iowa University, who with the bride and groom, stood in the car in which the ride from town had been made. The car was surrounded by the large body of relatives and immediate friends as the words of the ceremony were said, then the assembly was photographed and the congratulations followed. . . .


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