Marriage Records

Springfield Weddings In November 1903

The following weddings took place in the month of November 1903, involving brides and/or grooms from Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky.

The zibeline suit worn by Miss Mary Mayes consists of a soft, thick fabric, usually made of wool, such as mohair or alpaca.  It is usually used for bridal and evening dresses.

from The News-Leader, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky

Thursday, November 12, 1903


Cards are out announcing the approaching nuptials of Miss Anna B. Leahy of Louisville, to Mr. Walter E. Leachman of this place.  The wedding will take place at St. Francis Church at Crescent Hill on Wednesday the 18th inst.  It will be an elaborate affair.  Following the ceremony, a reception will be given the bridal party at the home of the bride’s parents after which the bride and groom will take the train for Springfield via Lebanon, where they will make their home with the groom’s mother, Mrs. M. I. Leachman.  Miss Leahy, the bride-to-be, has many friends in Springfield, she, having visited here several times.  She is the daughter of Mr. John K. Leahy, a prominent business man of Louisville.  She is a young woman of many charms of person and character.  Mr. Leachman is a Springfield man with a host of friends and is coming to the front as one of the town’s leading merchants, having recently become engaged in the furniture business.

Miss Mary Mayes of this place and Mr. John Mahon of Penick Station, Marion County, will be married here on Wednesday, November 25th, in the afternoon.  The wedding will be a quiet home affair and will take place at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Mayes.  The bride elect is a young lady of many fine traits of character and accomplishments, and has a large circle of friends who wish her all happiness possible.  Mr. Mahon is a well-to-do and enterprising young farmer of Marion County and has a home ready prepared for the reception of his bride and where they will begin housekeeping immediately after the wedding.

Thursday, November 19, 1903

Miss Bell Smith and Richard Keene, and Julia Badgette and Joseph Medley, were married at half past twelve o’clock Wednesday the 18th.

Thursday, November 26, 1903


A beautiful yet simple home wedding was that of Miss Mary Mayes and Mr. John Mahon, which took place yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Mayes of this place.  The parlors of the Mayes home were decorated with mistletoe and holly which made a very pretty setting for the bridal scene.  The bridal pair entered the parlor at 3 o’clock and approached the improvised altar where Rev. Clarence Crawford, in a very graceful ceremony, pronounced them husband and wife.  The bride was attired in a blue zibeline tailored suit with hat to match.  Only a few relatives and intimate friends of the contracting couple were present to witness the ceremony and after a few minutes of congratulations from these the bridal party left for the home of the groom’s parents near Lebanon, where they were given a reception.  They will begin housekeeping immediately at the farm residence of the groom in Marion County.  The bride was the recipient of many and costly presents from her friends and relatives, testimonials of the esteem in which she is held.

Among the relatives and friends from a distance who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Curry, Covington, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Curry, Harrodsburg, Dr. and Mrs. J. T. Bohon, Hustonville, Mr. H. Y. Bolton, Louisville, Mr. and Mrs. James Mahon, Louisville; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Gilkeson, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Browne, Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford, Misses Mayme and Jennie McElroy, Irvine and Proctor McElroy of Lebanon.

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