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Matrimonial Matters From the Semi-Weekly Interior Journal – 1895

Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky

Friday, December 20, 1895

Matrimonial Matters

  • Thomas Inman, aged 15, and Susie Woods, just 13, eloped from Dayton, Ohio, and were married.
  • W. Barker and Miss Sallie Wright were married at the groom’s home in Crab Orchard Wednesday.
  • W. Baker and Miss Matilda Jane Young, both of the Highland section, were married at Mr. H. P. Young’s Wednesday.
  • Richard Bratton, just 21, of Silver Creek, and Miss Bettie Lawrence, a year his junior, were married at the bride’s mother’s, near Preachersville, Wednesday.
  • Frank Hopkins, of Auguste, Maine, took a sufficient amount of rough on rate to kid himself because his girl insisted on postponing their marriage a couple of weeks.
  • John H. Pence and Miss Edith M. Painter, of Brodhead, a good looking young couple, came down Wednesday and repairing to the residence of Rev. W. S. Grinstead, were made one by that devine. They were quite a youthful pair, but they claimed they were not elopers.
  • Harris Craig and Miss Lucy Wilson were married at her home in Boyle Wednesday and came here with Miss Annie Christerson, of Richmond, and Mr. Newton Craig, and were guests of the St. Asaph. The bride is a pretty young lady of 16 while the groom is 22, instead of 19 as reported. They will spend several days here visiting relatives.
  • Robert S. Tucker, Jr., and Miss Loula Kate Riffe, of the West End, were married in the Myers House parlor Wednesday afternoon by Rev. A. V. Sizemore. They were accompanied by Mr. E. C. Powell and Miss Humphrey who saw the knot well tied. The bride, who is a daughter of Mr. George W. Riffe, is one of the West End’s prettiest girls and is highly accomplished. Mr. Tucker is a substantial young farmer and a clever gentleman in every respect. After the ceremony the party left for the groom’s home, where Mr. and Mrs. Tucker will go at once to housekeeping. The Interior Journal joins their many friends in wishing them the best of everything that this world affords.
  • Mr. A. G. T. Smith, of Boyle, and Miss Mary Gatewood Givens, of this county, were married in Lexington Wednesday evening by Rev. Green Lee Surber, brother-in-law of the bride. The happy even took place at Mr. Surber’s residence and Mr. F. Kenley Tribbie and Miss Byrd Givens, of this county, acted as best man and lady. After the ceremony the party repaired to the Phoenix Hotel and enjoyed an elegant supper especially prepared for the occasion, after which they took the train for home and went at once to Mr. Smith’s handsome residence. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Margaret Givens and is a most elegant young lady. She is handsome and accomplished, the possessor of a disposition that is sunshine itself and is loved by those who know her best. Mr. Smith is an excellent gentleman, genial and popular and is the soul of honor. He has amassed a good deal of this world’s goods and he and his pretty young wife can now live in comfort and ease, with no thought of the hungry wolf bothering their door. In the language of Rip Van winkle, “May they live long and prosper.”

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