Johnson-Hanback Marriage (1887)
JOHNSON, HANBACK, WARD, MEEK, SMITH, CHRISTY
Posted By: Karen Bergquist Uhr, Volunteer
Date: 5/14/2003 at 15:48:00
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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