Harker, Frank & Jennie Mae Hodgson, Marriage Lic. 1909
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Date: 3/11/2005 at 10:50:09
Frank Herbert Harker & Jennie Mae Hodgson
October 20, 1909
Courthouse record, Volume 6, Page 147
Friday, October 22, 1909
A PRETTY HOME WEDDING
PRINCIPALS ARE MEMBERS OF PIONEER FAMILIES
NINETY RELATIVES AT CEREMONY
Marriage of Miss Jennie Hodgson and Frank H. Harker Takes Place at Ash
Grove Farm the Birth Place of the Bride, on Wednesday
Ash Grove farm, the beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. Robt.
Hodgson, in Stanton township, was the scene of a pretty home wedding on
Wednesday afternoon when their daughter, Jennie Mae, was united in
marriage with Frank H. Harker, of LeMars. About one hundred guest were
present on the occasion and it is worthy of note that with the exception
of a very few all the guests were related by ties of blood or marriage.
The ceremony took place at four o'clock and was performed by Rev. G.F.
Whitfield, pastor of the First Methodist church in LeMars. The wedding
colors were pink and white and the rooms were tastefully decorated with
streamers and flowers of these colors. In the main parlor where the
ceremony took place, one corner of the room was decorated with a pink
and white canopy and an altar rail was formed at which the young people
stood as the words were said which made them man and wife, the ring
service being used. The bride and groom were unattended.
At their approach before the assembled guests, Miss Lavita Harker, a
sister of the bridegroom sang, “I Love Thee,” and another sister, Mrs.
James Frost, of Merrill, played Lohengrin's immortal wedding march as a
prelude to the nuptial service. The bride was gowned in a dainty dress
of white lansdown with pink and white embroidered trimming and carried a
bouquet of white roses and a sprig of lily of the valley held the bridal
veil in place.
Following the congratulations a three course supper was served, the
maids of honor being fourteen members of the B.B. Club of which the
bride is a member, attired in pretty white costumes with pink bows. The
evening was spent in celebrating the happy event.
The young people were the recipients of many handsome and useful wedding
gifts and a substantial check was presented by the bride's parents.
The young people will make their home on Eagle street in this city.
Out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cross and son,
Jesse, of Curlew, Iowa; Mrs. John Hodgson and Mrs. Milton Logan, of
Boone; Mr. and Mrs. James Dempster, of Neligh, Neb.; Miss Edith Douglas,
of Sioux City; Mrs. James Rowe, of Shellsburg, Wis.; Thos. Pratt and
family, Jas. Pratt and family, S. Bainbridge, Geo. Bainbridge, John
Bainbridge, Jos. Bainbridge and families and Miss M. Connolly, of
Kingsley; and Miss Gladys Fry, of Westfield.
The bride was born and reared on the farm at which the wedding took
place and is one of the most popular young women in Stanton township,
where she has a very large circle of friends who love and admire her for
her sweet disposition and charming characteristics. The groom is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Harker, of Merrill, pioneer residents. He has
made his home in LeMars for many years, where he is well liked and
popular. He was for several years employed at the Omaha freight depot
and is at present engaged in business in the Harker meat market. He has
made a record for probity and uprightness and is rated high as a
trustworthy young man. The congratulations of many are extended to this
popular young couple.
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