Freeman, Will H. & Hattie Jean Drew (Marriage 1899)
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Date: 1/10/2012 at 21:36:22
The LeMars Globe
June 3, 1899
Two of LeMars Best Young People Unite Their Fortunes For Life.
Among the prettiest of June weddings was the marriage of Miss Hattie Jean
Drew and Mr. Will H. Freeman, which was solemnized at the residence of the
bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Drew, on Thursday, June 1st, Rev. W. J.
Johnson pronouncing the marriage rite. The pleasant home was beautifully
decorated with flowers, the prevailing tone being pink and white. Very
lovely was the bridal arch, which with white rugs awaited the coming of the
bridal party. The friends assembled were only those nearest in ties of
relationship. At five o’clock the sweet strains of Mendelssohn’s spring
song were played by Mrs. Mary Drew Wilson followed by the soft and restful
morceau, ‘O Promise Me’ which announced the coming of the bride. Daintily
attired in white, Jeanie Wilson appeared bearing the wedding ring on a
silver tray. The bride and groom advanced and taking their places under the
floral canopy the impressive service was pronounced by Rev. W. J. Johnson
and the holy vows were taken. The bride was exquisitely gowned in a bridal
dress of cream satin with dainty brocade and delicate pattern of violets. A
filmy ganiture of lace and chiffon added to the lovely effect. She carried
a beautiful bouquet of rose buds and bridal rose buds formed the coiffure
and corsage bouquets. After the ceremony and congratulations, an elegant
wedding supper was served and each guest was remembered with a dainty box of
wedding cake tied with white ribbon.
An elegant traveling costume of brown, with hat of venetian red and point
lace was the going away gown. Mr. and Mrs. Freeman took the eastern train
and after a short tour will take up their residence in Cherokee. Many very
elegant presents were received from distant friends as well as from many
with whom the happy couple have for years been associated.
If “to loyal hearts the value of all gifts must vary as the giver,” the
beauty and value of the many lovely gifts must still have carried with them
a burden of priceless love.
Guests from out of town were: Mrs. Peavy, Mrs. Mary Drew Wilson, Master
George Wilson, and Jeanie Drew Wilson of Sioux City.
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