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Johnson-Hanback Marriage (1887)


Posted By: Karen Bergquist Uhr, Volunteer
Date: 5/14/2003 at 16:48:00

Marriage Bells

Married, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hanback, in Bonaparte, June 9, Miss Allie M. Hanback and Mr. Geo. B. Johnson of Ft. Worth Tex., Rev. James Welch officiating.

The bridal party entered the parlor promptly at 8:30 and took their places beneath a floral bell suspended from an arch of evergreen. The ceremony was witnessed by quite a number of relatives and friends of both parties. Among those from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Bell of Whitesboro, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Johnson of West Point, Mr. I. Detwiler of Moravia and Mrs. Geo. T. Ward of Chicago. Telegrams of congratulations were received during the evening from Ft. Worth and Denison friends. At 9 o'clock the guests were invited to the dining room to partake of the supper which the heavily laden table afforded. All departed at 11 o'Clock wishing George and his wife good night, and hoping to see them next day, as the guests were invited to a reception at the residence of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Johnson

The bride and groom are both well known in Bonaparte, having spent most of their life there. Mr. Johnson, for the past four years, has been train despatcher of the Missouri Pacific road at Ft. Worth, for which place he and his wife left Friday evening to make their future home.

Quite a number of handsome presents were received from friends, among which were the following:

Diamond ear jewels, groom to bride,

Silver tea set (five pieces, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hanback.)

Silver cake stand. Georgie and E. Bruce Parker

Dozen linen napkins and silver butter knife, Miss Lulu B. Haney.

Handsome dressing case, Miss Mary L. Hanback

Copper and brass mantle ornaments, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Bell.

Crazy cushion, Mrs. J. H. Easter.

Silver castor, H. B. Somers

Bedspread, bedding and towels, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Johnson

Silver berry dish, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Christy

Silver butter dish, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Haney.

Silver pickle stand, Miss Mary E. Welch

Silver sugar bowl and cream pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meek

Table linen, mapkins and towels, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Ward

Milton's Paradise Lost, I. Detwiler

Silver pickle castor, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Whiteley

Silver and peach blow fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Ruby.

Set of silver knives, forks and spoons, Ella and Joe Johnson

Hammered copper parlor lamp, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. F. Smith.

Handsome napkin rings, Miss J. June Christy

Clock, J. F. Murphy and G. A. Demple

Table linen, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Boyer

Plush album, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Johnson

Lace handkerchief, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Stutsman.

Source: Newspaper unknown
Margaret Johnson Meek Scrapbook

(date of marriage posted separately under George B. Johnson obituary.)


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