Carey, Thomas E. & Mayme Agnes Courtney, Wedding 1903
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Date: 10/15/2005 at 11:57:22
Carey, Thomas E. & Miss Mayme Agnes Courtney, 25 Aug 1903
Source: LeMars Sentinel newspaper
Dated August 28, 1903
Well Known LeMars Girl Weds Wealthy Minnesota Grain Buyer
On Tuesday morning, August 25, in LeMars, occurred the marriage of Miss
Mayme Agnes Courtney, of this city, and Mr. Thomas E. Carey, of
Ellsworth, Minn. The wedding ceremony took place at St. James church,
at eight o'clock in the morning, in the presence of a number of
relatives and friends of the contracting parties. Rev. Father
O'Farrell, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony. Miss Teresa
Courtney was bridesmaid to her sister, and Mr. James Carey, a brother of
the bride groom was best man.
The bride was exquisitely gowned in a dress of pure French lawn,
shirred, and ornamented with beautiful appliqué lace. She carried a
bouquet of white bridal roses tied with white satin ribbons. The
bridesmaid's dress was also of French lawn with beautiful insertion and
she carried a bouquet of charming pink roses tied with pink ribbon.
After the ceremony at the church the wedding party repaired to the home
of the bride's mother on Eagle street where an elegant wedding breakfast
awaited the guests. The party at breakfast numbered twenty five,
composed of relatives and fifteen intimate girl friends of the bride.
The parlor and dining room were lovely and fragrant in decorations of
smilax, roses and sweet peas. In the bay window of the parlor banks of
sweet peas were radiant in loveliness and here the bride and groom
received the hearty congratulations of their friends.
A wedding breakfast followed, served in three courses. The bounty of
the table appointments were further enhanced with smilax and flowers,
and the bride's bouquet made a lovely centerpiece. Misses Nell Condor,
Josie Reichmann, Cora Sullivan and Anna Culligan assisted in the service
The time honored custom of tossing the bride's bouquet was conformed to
and as it flew into the air from the hands of the fair bride, fifteen
pair of hands made a dash for the lucky emblem. Miss May Molampy and
Miss Flo Holihan divided honors as each clasped the bouquet at the same
lucky moment, amid shouts of merriment from the rest. Miss Anna Hopkins
was the lucky finder of the ring in the wedding cake, another omen for
the matrimonial prospects.
The newly married couple left on the noon train for Lake Okoboji for a
two weeks outing before going to the home at Ellsworth. Their departure
was heralded by showers of rice and flowers and the merry tormentors
followed the bridal pair in to the car with more showers. The bride's
going away gown was a pretty dress of blue Gibilene cloth with hat to
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. M. Burke, of this city, and has lived
here nearly all her life, and is extremely popular with her friends of
whom she has many. Mr. Carey is a successful young business man whose
home is at Ellsworth, Minn., where they will make their home.
They were recipients of a large number of beautiful and useful gifts
with which to adorn their new home.
The out of town guests at the wedding were: Mrs. Mary Culligan and
daughter, of Sioux City, Mrs. M. Ryle and daughter, of Yankton, S.D.,
cousins of the bride.
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