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Fordyce-Day Marriage 1878?

FORDYCE, DAY

Posted By: Karen Bergquist Uhr, volunteer
Date: 9/26/2005 at 12:40:00

There was a well attended wedding in Keokuk this afternoon. The parties most interested were Mr. L. Frank Fordyce, of Winchester, in this State, and Miss Myrtie E. Day, the eldest daughter of Mrs. C. Day, residing at No. 97 Bank Street, where the ceremony took place, the time being 4:15 this afternoon the Rev. Clayton Welles officiating and Dr. W. Fordyce, of Glasgow, and Miss Eda Day, acting as groomsman and bridesmaid.

Among the guests from abroad, we noticed the following persons, most of whom were old friends of the contracting parties: Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Day of Winchester, grand-parents of the bride; Mrs. Smith, of Bonaparte; Mrs. Julius Greef and Miss Sena Greef, of Bentonsport; Mr. Cyrus Day of Winchester; Mr H. Day and family, and Mr. I.B. Day and family; of Utica; Mrs. Dr. Talbott of Birmingham; Mrs. E. N. Talbott of Des Moines; Miss Nettie Carmean, of Hillsboro; Mrs. S. Fordyce and daughter of Winchester, and Miss Alexander, of Albany, Oregon. In addition to those named, there were several others whose names we did not get, and a great many residing in Keokuk.

The party gas (sic) one of the most pleasant that has occured in our city for a long time, the ceremeny (sic) being performed in Mr. Welles' dignified manner. The decorations of the rooms and tables were tasty and artistic.

For the benefit of lady readers we will say that the bride wore a beautiful white Organdie, and the maid a handsome cream colored silk and of course both looked charming.

It was not our intention to say anything about the presents on the occasion, but, the display was excellent and was an indication of the warm esteem in which the parties are held. Mrs. Day, the mother of the bride, presented a silver tea set of several pieces, besides silver spoons, knives, all costly and valuable, Misses Eda and Elsie Day, presented gold jewelry and several articles of elegant cut glassware; Mr. and Mrs. John L. Day, contributed a fine silver castor. There were also presents from Mr. C. Greef of Chicago, and other guests in attendance, as valuable as the ones we have mentioned but our space forbids enumeration.

Source: Newspaper unknown
Margaret Johnson Meek Scrapbook

(Note: On the same page of the scrapbook there is a wedding notice dated Thursday, March 7, 1878, which was pasted into the scrapbook after the above article and after that is another Fordyce-Day article appearing to come from a different newspaper. This would indicate that the wedding might have occurred in 1878.

FORDYCE-DAY--At Keokuk at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Charlotte Day, by Rev. Clayton Wells, Mr. L. Frank Fordyce and Miss Myrtle E. Day.

Source: newspaper unknown
Margaret Johnson Meek Scrapbook


 

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