Kelley, James E. & Charlotte E. Pearce (Marriage 1909)
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Date: 9/19/2011 at 15:36:31
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
July 23, 1909
POPULAR DEPUTIES ARE WED
MARRIAGE TAKES PLACE AT ST. JAMES CHURCH
WILL SPEND HONEYMOON IN WEST
Deputy County Treasurer J. E. Kelley and Charlotte Esther Pearce, Former
Deputy Clerk of the Courts, Were Married on Wednesday.
A wedding of much popular interest was celebrated at St. James church in
this city on Wednesday morning when James E. Kelley and Miss Charlotte
Esther Pearce were united in marriage.
The ceremony took place at eight o’clock in the presence of numerous
relatives and friends of the young couple and Rev. Father E. O’Farrell,
pastor of the church, celebrated the nuptial mass. Her sister, Miss Sylvia
Pearce, of Omaha, who wore a pretty dress of blue French embroidered lawn
and carried a bouquet of pink roses, attended the bride. The bride looking
charming and radiant was gowned in a beautiful dress of white lingerie, cut
on princess, trimmed with cluny and val lace and wore a lovely bridal veil
looped in her hair with a single rosebud. She carried a shower bouquet of
magnificent French white bridal roses. The bridegroom was attended by Mr.
Stephen Hentges, of Yankton, S.D.
Immediately after the ceremony at the church, the wedding party was driven
to the Pearce home on Tremont street, where an elaborated wedding breakfast
was served in four courses. Carnations, roses and ferns adorned the tables
and the honors of serving were deftly accomplished by Miss Mabel Clarke, a
cousin of the bride, and Miss Emma Weisgerber.
The newly married pair were presented with many gifts, the wedding presents
being displayed in a corner of the room, forming a dazzling display of
silverware, cut glass, dainty linen and beautiful chinaware, tokens of the
regard in which they are held by a large number of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelley left on the 10:10 train for a three weeks trip in the
West, where they will visit Denver, Colorado Springs, Seattle and other
points. Their friends who gathered at the depot to see them off gave them
the customary shower of rice and a host of good wishes. The bride’s going
away gown was a pretty tan costume.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pearce, of this city, and was
reared and educated in Plymouth County. For the past few years she has been
deputy clerk of the courts where she gained many friends by the excellence
of her work and her obligingness and courtesy. In social circles she is a
great favorite, being gifted with a bright and sunshiny disposition with
which are coupled good sense and capability.
Mr. Kelley has lived since boyhood in Plymouth County and when a lad lived
on a farm in Grant township, attending the public schools and later went to
Dixon, Ill., Business College. He made good use of his opportunities and is
scholarly, well-educated and a bright young business man of considerable
attainment. He is at present deputy county treasurer which position he has
filled for the past few years. He is very popular in a large circle, his
free, hearty, generous way and mercurial disposition making for him many
friends who wish him and his bride many years of connubial bliss.
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