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Adams, Barton A. & Elizabeth Searls (Marriage 1911)

ADAMS, SEARLS

Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 6/8/2014 at 20:12:42

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
February 21, 1911

AKRON: (From the Register-Tribune)

A quiet, but very pretty and happy, home wedding was that of Tuesday, February 14, 1911, uniting Barton Alphonzo Adams and Miss Elizabeth Searls. The scene of the event was the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Searls, two and a half miles northeast of Akron. At one o’clock, to the time of Lohengrin’s wedding march, played by Miss Flora Searls, niece of the bride, the bridal couple took places in the parlor beneath a floral bower, in which an emblem of loving-hearts, appropriate to St. Valentine’s day, was displayed. There, in the presence of only immediate members of the two families, the solemn nuptial service was performed by Rev. Grant Smith, of the Akron M. E. church. Following the ceremony, an elegant four course dinner was served. The decorations consisted of ferns and streamers, in which were incorporated the bridal colors, green and white. The bride wore a beautiful and becoming gown of pale green silk, and her traveling costume was a brown tailor suit. This marriage unites two of the most highly respected pioneer families of Portland township, the parents of the newly married couple being Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Searls and Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Adams. Both the young people have resided here all their lives. Most exemplary in character, pleasant and agreeable in their ways, they are held in high esteem in a wide acquaintanceship. The compatibility of this mating gratifies their friends, who extend earnest congratulations and wishes for increasing happiness through long life companionship. A long drive to Westfield to take the train failed to deliver the newly married couple from a rice shower, as a number of their friends “got wise” to the subterfuge, went down on the train Tuesday afternoon, and took them by surprise. They left for a honeymoon trip to Rockford, Ill., and will visit relatives in that vicinity about ten days. Upon their return, they will reside on the Strobehn farm, north of town.


 

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