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Christy-Bell Marriage


Posted By: Karen Bergquist Uhr, Volunteer
Date: 5/14/2003 at 19:05:28


Nuptials of Mr. W. R. Bell, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Miss Hattie E. Christy.

One of the happiest social events of the season took place at Bonaparte last (Wednesday) evening being the nuptials of Mr. W. R. Bell of Ft. Worth, Texas and Miss Hattie E. Christy, Daughter of Thos. Christy, Esq., of Bonaparte. Invitations had been issued to the relatives and less than half a dozen very good near friends only, and yet the number present to witness the ceremony was not less than 50. At 6:30 the high contracting parties entered the parlor. The bride wore a handsome and richly trimmed cashmere and brocade-silk dress, with the traditional orange blossoms and tulle vail, and a heavy gold necklace, bracelets and diamond earrings. The ceremony was performed by Rev. James Welch of the Presbyterian church. After the ceremony the hearty congratulations of those present were extended, and a congratulatory telegram was received from friends of the groom at Marshall, Texas.

The presents were appropriate, elegant and quite numerous, evincing the high esteem in which the parties are held, as follows:

Set diamond ear-rings, by the groom

Solid silver cup, gold lined by Homer Bell, brother of the groom.

Large silver fruit basket, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T. Ward of chicago

silver water service, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meek

Elegant silver card receiver, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Meek.

Silver butter dish, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Haney

Coverlid and table spread, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Johnson

Pair Bohemian glass vases and bouquet, Mrs. Harvey Robb

Set solid silver spoons, Harvey Robb

Silver butter dish, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Robb

Bohemian glass toilet set, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Whiteley.

Toilet case, with brush and comb, Miss Mary E. Welch of Fairfield.

Pair Venetian glass vases, Mrs. Geo. W. Meredith

Tennyson's Poems, Geo. W. Meredith

Berry dish and spoon, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. F. Smith

Elegant sound album, Mr. M.E. Johnson

Shakespears'poems, A. McDonald

Pair napkin rings by each of the following Miss June Christy, Miss Lula Haney, Miss Beatrice Strickling and Messrs. T. H. Johnson and J. A. Johnson.

Glass slipper, Harvey Meredith

Silver sugar spoon, Bertha Robb

Cuff buttons, Dora Christy

Mr. and Mrs. Bell departed on the 9 o'clock train for Ft. Worth, which will be their future home. Mr. Bell began life as a brakeman of the K & D M. and by his efficiency and trustworthiness, as well as by his popular manners he has won his way up to the position of passenger conductor, which position he has held for several years on the Texas Pacific road, his run being from Ft. Worth to Longview Junction, Texas. The bride is the second daughter of Thos. Christy, Esq., who has held the positions of sheriff, county supervisor, and member of the legislature from this county. She was one of the most handsome and accomplished, as well as one of the most amiable and intelligent young ladies in the county, and none had a larger circle of friends and admirers. The young couple enter upon life's journey with bright prospects for the future, and with the hearty sympathy and the earnest good wishes of hosts of friends, among whom is the DEMOCRAT, for their prosperity and happiness.

Source Newspaper unknown (possibly DEMOCRAT?)
Margaret Johnson Meek Scrapbook


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