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Foster, Dr. R. H. & Maud Corkery (Marriage 1898)


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 12/11/2014 at 19:58:05

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
June 2, 1898

A Pretty June Wedding, at the Home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Corkery, United Their Daughter in Marriage with Dr. R. H. Foster.

“Happy is the bride whom the sun shines on,” and a fairer June day never dawned than the one yesterday which heralded the wedding day of two of our well known society young people, and the delicious cool of the glorious evening with the moon lighting up the vast expanse of blue dome dotted with myriads of stars, was a fitting and appropriate time for loving hearts to plight their troth and join hands in love and constancy until the end of life.

The ceremony which united Miss Maud Corkery, of LeMars, in the bonds of holy matrimony with Dr. R. H. Foster, of Maurice, was a quiet and simple one, only a number of relatives and intimate friends being in attendance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Corkery, to witness the union.

The charming home was tastefully and beautifully decorated for the occasion by the loving hands of the bride’s sister and two or three of her girlhood chums and the beautiful arrangement of flowers and decorations bore evidence of skilled and dainty fingers, guided by good taste and skillful execution.

The ceremony took place a few minutes after eight o’clock in the parlors where the contracting parties took their stations in a fairy like embrasure of the low window, which was a veritable bower, a mass of snowballs ferns, palms and flowers making a superb background. The bride, who looked charming was most becomingly arrayed in a rich traveling gown of gray broadcloth, elegantly trimmed in which and green, and carried a magnificent bouquet of white bridal roses. Miss Mae Smith was the bridesmaid and was daintily gowned in a costume of grey and pink and carried a lovely bouquet of red roses. The groom was attended by Dr. R. H. Somers. Miss Carrie Reichmann presided at the piano and played the sweet and holy strains of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March as the young people took their station in the flowery circle. Rev. J. P. Barron, of St. James church, read the brief ritual and pronounced the words that made the couple man and wife and the putting on of the ring symbolized the rounding and completing of two lives which henceforth are one.

Hearty congratulations followed the conclusion of the religious rites and the girl who is a great favorite in a large circle of society received a shower of kisses and hearty wishes from her friends and the bridegroom came in for his full share of attention. The company repaired shortly afterwards to the dining room where an elegant collation had been prepared. Here again dainty decorations were lovely and beautiful. A profusion of pink and white carnations being predominant, backed with fern and potted palms. Streamers of pink and white ribbons were strung from the glistening chandelier to the table, with its snowy apparel of white linen, vases of gorgeous flowers and burnished silver, making a pretty and unique effect.

Four maidens, arrayed in beauteous garments of white, flitted to and fro and deftly attended to the wants of the guests. There were the Misses Annie Diehl, Hattie Perkins, Rosa and Minnie Reichmann. The menu was elaborate. The bride cut the wedding cake with her own fair hands and the maidens, according to custom, took a piece home to dream over. After the supper the remainder of the evening was enjoyed in social intercourse and music. Of the latter there was abundance as grouped among the guests were some of LeMars’ finest amateur talent. Miss Minnie Reichmann contributed more than one solo and her singing is always a treat and Dr. Somers on the piano and many others contributed to the enjoyment of the evening.

The wedding presents were numerous, beautiful and costly.

About half past ten o’clock the newly married couple departed for their home at Maurice amid a shower of congratulations, old shoes and rice.

It is needless to expatiate on the charming qualities of the bride who has grown from childhood’s days in the midst of us her goodness of heart, her pleasant manner and helpful ways have always endeared herself to a host of friends with whom she is always a favorite and the regret of losing their girlhood friend is tempered by the thought that she has not removed far from their midst.

The groom, Dr. R. H. Foster, is already well known to many people n LeMars. He is a graduate of Trinity University, Toronto, Canada, and has for the past three years been practicing his profession as a physician at Maurice, where he has thriving practice. He is young, clever and brilliant and will rise in his profession.

The out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Melrose, of Orange City, Messrs. Voss and Hildersheim, of Maurice, and Wm. Corkery, of Dubuque.


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