Marriage Records

Weddings from the Madison Climax

The Richmond Climax, Madison County, Kentucky

Wednesday, October 2, 1901

Elder-Burns, Hardin-Todd

A double wedding was solemnized I the County Clerk’s office here last Thursday, the contracting parties being Mr. A. J. Elder, the well-known Berea liveryman, and Miss Sallie Burns, and Mr. Isaac Hardin and Miss Christie Todd.  The bridal party drove down from Berea, where they reside, and their presence soon attracted a large crowd to see the ceremony, which was pronounced by Squire D. P. Armer in his usual felicitous manner.  In concluding the ceremony, the Squire commanded the newly made husbands to salute their brides with a kiss, which they did in the most approved Hobson fashion, to the no small amusement of the spectators.


Mr. Harry Scrivner, son of Mr. Ambrose Scrivner, of Station Camp, Estill County, and Miss Bettie Hamilton, daughter of Sim Hamilton, Esq., of the same locality, were married last Thursday, at the bride’s home.  The groom, who is a brother-in-law of County School Superintendent J. W. Wagers, of this city, is a splendid young man and popular with all who know him.  The bride is an acknowledged belle in that section, and is as lovely in character as she is handsome in person.  After the nuptials, a delightful reception was tendered them.  The climax joins with a host of friends in wishing the newly wedded a long life of happiness and prosperity.


Ex-Governor ‘Bob’ Taylor, the noted lecturer, who has several times delighted a Richmond audience with his incomparable wit and humor, was married last week at Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Mrs. Alice Fitts Hall, a charming widow of Montgomery, Alabama.  The marriage was set for January next, but Mr. Taylor went down to visit Mrs. Hall before she left for a six-weeks’ trip to California, and persuaded her to forego the journey to California and become Mrs. Taylor.  Mrs. Taylor is a daughter of the Hon. James H. Fitts, a treasurer of the State University and a wealthy banker of Tuscaloosa.  She was a favorite in the social circles of Montgomery, where she had resided since her first marriage in 1886.  Gov. Taylor and bride were registered at the Galt House, Louisville, last Wednesday, enroute East.


The marriage of Miss Nannette Camilla Heath, daughter of Dr. M. C. Heath, of this city, and Mr. Charles W. McKennon, a prominent wholesale druggist, of Waco, Texas, was quietly celebrated at Lexington, Wednesday at 1 o’clock p.m. at the home of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. John Embry, of East Main Street.  Rev. E. O. Guerrant, of the Presbyterian church of Wilmore, Kentucky, performed the ceremony and the wedding music was beautifully played by Mrs. J. S. Hawkins, of Jessamine County.  The Lexington Democrat has the following account of the nuptials: ‘Though the wedding was a quiet one, there were a number of relatives and friends present to witness the ceremony and to give their sincere congratulations and the house was made most charming for the occasion.  Darkened and with the soft glow from many tapers the effect of the decorations of palms and plants and pretty fragrant roses was very lovely and made the bridal picture one not to be forgotten.  To the music of the Lohengrin Wedding March the bride and groom entered the drawing room and with a background of palms they stood for the impressive ceremony.  Very lovely indeed the bride looked in her pretty gown of gray etamine over gray silk, its touches of old rose being very becoming.  A picture hat of white beaver completed the toilet.  An immense bouquet of American beauty roses was carried in her hand.  Immediately following the congratulations, the happy couple left for Louisville where they will be at the Galt House until tomorrow.  The will be entertained at luncheon today by Mr. Henry Embry, of Louisville, and from Louisville they will go to Columbia, Tennessee, to visit relatives for short while before going to their future home in Waco, Texas.  Quite a feature of the wedding was the lovely bridal gifts received from numbers of friends.  There were beautiful pieces of cabinet bric-a-brac, lovely cut glass, attractive house furnishings and much handsome silver.  Noticeable among the gifts was a diamond sunburst, the present of the bride-groom, and a chest of silver received from Mr. Wallace Embry, of Louisville, an uncle of the bride.  The bride is a very charming, attractive girl, who has made numbers of friends, here during her short stay in Lexington, where she was a very popular teacher, and it is with regret that her friends give her up while wishing for her a bright and happy future in her new home.  Mr. McKennon is prominent in the business and social circles of Waco and is a man of very agreeable personality.  Among the guests present at the ceremony were Dr. M. L. Heath, of Richmond, father of the bride; Mrs. J. S. Hawkins, of Wilmore; Dr. Fish and Mrs. Nannie Wilhoit, of Nicholasville; Dr. Vaught, of Richmond; Mrs. B. W. Turner, Misses Laura and Helen Bennett, of Richmond; Mr. Wallace Embry, of Louisville; Mr. Albert Severance, of Stanford; Mr. and Mrs. Tarlton Embry, of Cincinnati; Miss Betsey Cloud, Mrs. J. T. Brock, Mr. William Brock, Mrs. La Fayette Brock, of Somerset; Misses Minerva and Dolly Embry and Master Tarleton Embry.


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