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Posted By: Nancee Seifert (email)
Date: 3/31/2008 at 14:50:03

On Sunday evening, July 4, 1900 at six o’clock, at the home of the
bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bertrand, in southeast Chariton,
occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Emma Ethel Bertrand to Mr.
John Elmer Smith. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S. S. Smick, pastor
of the United Brethren church, in the presence of a number of relatives
and friends. The couple were attended by the groom’s brother and the
bride’s sister, Harry Smith and Miss Blanche Bertrand. The bride was
attired in a dainty gown of white Persian lawn. The house was tastefully
decorated for the occasion in the national colors. At the conclusion of
the ceremony a luncheon was served. Mr. and Mrs. Smith departed Tuesday
for Red Oak where the groom is at present employed and where they will
reside for a time after which they will move to a farm near this place
which they have leased.

The bride has resided here from childhood and is a young lady possessing
many loveable characteristics. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah
Smith, of this city, and is an energetic, worthy young man. Both have
many friends who will join the Herald in extending congratulations and
in the wish that happiness and prosperity may ever attend them.

July 8, 1909

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