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Bennett Norton Marriage 1913


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 8/12/2020 at 15:21:58

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Sept. 12, 1913, P-FP, C-1

A Pretty Home Wedding.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Norton was the scene of a quiet but happy wedding on Wednesday morning, Sept 10th, when their daughter Ida as united in marriage to Mr. William Bennett of Austin, Minn.
The rooms were comfortably filled with relatives, old time friends and neighbors, when a little after half past ten the Misses Helen and Ione Kakac took their places at violin and piano and played the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin, to the strains of which the bridal couple descended the stairs and took their places under a wedding bell of asters just within a recessed window which had been beautifully decorated by girl friends as a setting for the principals in this old but ever new marriage ceremony. The piano continued softly from the adjoining room during the ceremony. Dr. Robertson used a brief but impressive ring service.
After congratulations and good wishes had been given and received, a four course wedding breakfast was served, the predominating colors being pink and white, as most of the flowers fused were pink and white asters. Almost before the conclusion of the repast the newly wedded pair disappeared only to reappear soon in traveling attire. Our bonny bride in white had been transformed and flitted away a veritable bluebird of happiness. Cresco has always been the home of Norton, and she has been away during the four years she spent at Carleton College and two years as a teacher in the Austin High School. She is one of our very best types of young womanhood, and we bespeak for her a large circle of real friends in her new home.
Mr. Bennett is employed in the First National Bank of Austin and does not seem quite a stranger to Cresco as during various brief visits he has invariably won favorable judgment from those who have met him, and happy and hearty were the good wishes extended him and his bride. They will go to housekeeping very soon in their own home, as Mr. Bennett has been building a house which is nearly ready for occupancy.
Mrs. T. H. Bennett of Austin, mother of the groom, attended the wedding. The other out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Johnson of Nashua, uncle and aunt of the bride, and Miss Maude Leighton of Minneapolis, a school friend.
The numerous wedding gifts to the couple were beautiful and valuable.


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