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Clarke, Henry & Miss Eva Mae Burrill,Wedding 1912


Posted By: Linda Ziemann (email)
Date: 10/17/2005 at 13:35:58

Clarke, Henry & Miss Eva Mae Burrill, 11 Sep 1912

Source: LeMars Sentinel newspaper
Dated September 17, 1912

Members of Well Known Families United in Marriage

A pretty wedding took place on Wednesday [Sept. 11] at high noon at the home
of George Burrill in Union township, when his daughter, Eva May
(sic-Mae), was united in marriage with Henry Clarke. Rev. J. A.
Mitchell, pastor of the Union township church, officiated, the ring
ceremony being used.

About forty relatives were present on the occasion. At the
appointed hour the bride and groom took their places under a canopy of
ferns and flowers, their approach being heralded by the strains of
Mendelssohn's wedding march played on the piano by Mrs. Walter Grebner,
a sister of the bride. The bride was gowned in a dress of white
messaline with trimmings of beautiful Irish lace and carried a beautiful
arm bouquet of lilies of the valley and bridal roses. Following the
ceremony congratulations were extended the young couple and then the
assembled company sat down to a wedding dinner served in four courses.
The bride's colors, green and white, formed pretty decorations and the
tables were prettily adorned with pink roses and other flowers
tastefully arranged.

The young people received a large number of useful and beautiful
presents. The gift of the bride's father was a handsome piano and the
bridegroom's father presented a substantial check. Mr. and Mrs. Clarke
will be at home to their friends at Riverside farm in Plymouth township,
after October 1st.

In the evening a reception was held in their honor at the home of
Rev. and Mrs. J. Mitchell when about forty young folks met to extend
congratulations and good wishes. Delicious refreshments were served and
a merry time enjoyed.

The bride is a popular young woman and is active in church and
social affairs and a general favorite. The bridegroom is a progressive
young farmer, energetic and capable and possessed of many sterling


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