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Wed-Emily R. Bale and Henry D. Smalley 1875


Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 5/8/2017 at 16:30:13

Thursday, October 28, 1875
Paper: Dubuque Daily Times (Dubuque, Iowa)
Page: 4

Emily R. Bale and Henry D. Smalley

It has been from the beginning, is now, and ever will be the case, that the going out of a beloved daughter, from the home nest, trusting her destinies into the hands of another for all the untired future of her existence, is an occasion off mingled joy and sadness. The joy is manifest and out spoken; the sadness lies down deep and unspoken in the hearts of those who know so much more than the chief actors in the scene the full meaning and immense responsibility involved in the commonplace word “Married.” So joy and festivities reigned in the parlors of Mr. and Mrs. John Bale last evening; so an incurrent of regret and sadness was there, not only with parents but many companions, over the marriage and departure of one who had been to the former so cherished and beloved a daughter, to the latter so affectionate and a true friend.

Miss Bale had spent her childhood and girlhood in Dubuque, save what portion of time has been absent attending school-having graduated at Grinnell College-or teaching school-having for a year or two past been a teacher, and a portion of the time a Principal, of the High School at Waverly, Bremer County. At Waverly-or possibly even before, at Grinnell, she made the acquaintance of Mr. Henry D. Smalley. Mr. Smalley is a graduate of the law department of the State University, but is now a resident of Waverly. He is a stranger to Dubuquers, except to Mr. H. G. Wullweber, who was a member of the same class as him at the Law School; but he carries in his face and bearing the credentials of a frank, genuine, manly character, very favorably impressing the many who met him last evening for the first time.

The ceremony took place a few minutes before six, Rev. D. Bingham officiating, in the presence of a large number of friends of the bride and her family. The bride was richly but simply and very tastefully dressed-although we will not trust our unpracticed pen to attempt a full account of the quality and style of dress. No rooms were ever more beautifully adored including the evergreen arbor, festoons of flowers, marriage-bell, and dove bearing the olive branch, other evergreen and floral garlands surrounding the pictures that adorned the walls, also overarching the doors and windows and overhanging the dining table with its load of delicious viands. To these when the proper time arrived all present did simple justice. The presents, valuable and appropriate, attracted their share of attention. As the bride and groom were to leave for their new home in Waverly on the evening train, they bade an early adieu to the guests and a multitude of good wishes and hearty handshakes. After their departure, many of the guests remained and had a pleasant social time with each other until the evening was well advanced. Taking in all and all – the high esteem in which Mr. Bade and his excellent lady are held by the public in whose midst they have lived so long –the general affection and admiration which the bride was worthily won from her many acquaintances, young and old-the excellent manner in which the hospitalities of the occasion were dispensed –it was a time long to be remembered by all who participated. May Mr. and Mrs. Smalley find equally sincere and affectionate people in their new home, and May heaven shower it choicest blessings all along the path of their life.


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