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Wed- Miss Fannie Schemerhorn & D. T. Williams 1876


Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 8/21/2017 at 18:56:12

Thursday, June 15, 1876
Paper: Dubuque Daily Times (Dubuque, Iowa)
Page: 8

An Interesting Wedding Ceremony

Last evening ,at the residence of Ex-Mayor James Cushing, on Locust Street, Miss Fannie Schemerhorn, (a sister of Mrs. Cushing) was united in the bonds of matrimony to D. T. Williams, a well-known hardware dealer of Rock Island. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Joel S. Bingham, D. D., in the usual simple but impressive form of the Congregational Church, in the presence of a few immediate relatives and friends.

The bride was richly but plainly attired in a steel colored silk, cut en train, trimmed with ruffles with same of bows of a lighter shade. Orange blossoms at the throat. Hair arranged in French twist with customary orange blossoms, and it is needless to add was as lovely as could be wished by the most exacting critic. The groom was tastefully attired in the conventional black. Miss Sadie Cushing, the amiable and accomplished daughter of the host, acted well the part of bridesmaid, dressed in green silk trimmed with white and ornaments of natural flowers.

The groomsman, Mr. Wilson Cook, could not have been improved upon.

Noticeable among the many rich costumes was the hostess in black grenadine, the mother and sister of the groom in black silk, Miss Lettie Bennett, daughter of Judge Bennett, of New Mexico, in black silk dress with white lace over-skirt.

Mr. Perry, brother-in-law of the groom, was present from Rock Island. After a sumptuous repast the newly wedded pair left for the east on the evening train, destined for the Centennial exhibition and other points of interest, returning by way of Dubuque, thence to Rock Island where they will make their home.

They were accompanied by the congratulations of and best wishes of many friends. We wish them much joy.

The following is a list of bridal presents:

Mrs. C. and J. Williams, the parents of the groom, a superb silver tea set of eight pieces.
Miss Sadie Cushing, silver card and boquet holder
Jennie Williams, silver syrup server
Sarah E. Williams, silver butter dish
Mr. and Mrs. John Cushing, silver pickle dish
Nellie Johnson, of Joliet, Ill., silver berry dish
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Beekman, silver cake basket
Bride’s parents, set of solid silver spoons
Ex-Mayor Cushing and wife, silver water set
The bride’s friend Delia, silver napkin rings
Chattie and Johnnie Cushing, silver tea bell
John J. Grinnell, Clayton, Iowa, set of silver forks
Mellie and Gottie Cushing, dozen silver tea knives
Frankie Woods and Solon Hough, silver cake basket
Mrs. And Miss Lettie Bennett, silver card receiver
Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Cushing, silver berry stand
Bushnell Schemerhorn, silver butter knife
Miss Dowling, toilet set
Miss Shekleton, pair of vases
Miss M. Desmond, pair of boquet holders
The groom, a magnificent cameo set
Mrs. John Dillrance, dozen napkins
Wilson Cook and Jules Gregoire a beautiful chromo panel picture of calla lilies each.
Mrs. J. B. Ryder, a tidy
Miss Lulu Cushing, a hair pin holder.


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