Dempster, James & Eva Alfred (Marriage 1902)
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Date: 8/26/2010 at 20:41:27
LeMars Sentinel, March 6, 1902
Miss Eva Alfred and Mrs. James Dempster, were united in marriage at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Alfred, in America
township yesterday afternoon. Rev. W.T. McDonald of the Methodist
church officiating. About seventy-five guests were present on the
Mr. and Mrs. Dempster are members of pioneer families of the county and
are extremely popular among a large circle of friends who extend
congratulations. They will live on a farm in Stanton township.
LeMars Globe-Post, March 8, 1902
At the home of the bride’s parents in America township, Miss Eva Vivian
Alfred and Mr. James Wilder Dempster were united in holy bonds of matrimony,
on Wednesday, March 5, 1902, Rev. W. T. MacDonald of the M.E. church of
LeMars officiating. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mrs. A. T. Alfred
and one of Plymouth county’s most beautiful and accomplished young ladies.
The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dempster, and is a
prosperous and energetic young farmer.
The bride was attired in white silk and carried an elegant bouquet of bridal
roses, was accompanied by Miss Ada Alfred as maid of honor. The groom wore
the customary black, with Mr. George Pinney as his groomsman.
At three o’clock mid the assemblage of about seventy-five guests, the
wedding party marched to their places in the elegantly decorated parlor, to
the strains of the wedding chimes, played by Miss Elsie Harker of Merrill.
After a simple ring service and the hearty congratulations of the many
guests, all repaired to the dining room where an elegant supper was served.
After supper pretty and useful presents were inspected and a pleasant time
enjoyed until an early hour when the guests dispersed to their many homes.
The young people have the best wishes of a host of friends.
STANTON: (Special Correspondence to the Globe.)
Jas. Dempster and Eva Alfred were married at the home of the bride’s parents
in America township on Wednesday at 3 p.m. This worthy young couple have
hosts of friends who join in wishing them health and prosperity. In a short
time they will commence housekeeping on a farm in Stanton township.
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