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Long - Stoneman Marriage 1885


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 7/18/2014 at 17:23:12

Iowa Plain Dealer September 3, 1885, P3 C6


At Cedar Rapids Iowa at the residence of the bride’s parents Monday evening Aug. 24, 1885, by the Rev. Dr. DeWolf, Dr. J. V. Long, professor of chemistry in Chicago medical college, and Miss Kate Stoneman, only daughter of Judge John T. Stoneman.

The CedarRapids Republican of the 25, says:

Dr. Long has for several years occupied the chair of chemistry in the Chicago Medical College and also at the North western University of Evanston. He is a graduate of the University at Tubingen, Germany, and is a chemist of wide experience and reputation.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. DeWolf, pastor of the First Baptist church, in the presence of about fifty invited guests. The east parlor was handsomely festooned with ivy, and a profusion of rare and beautiful flowers filled the house with their rich perfume, and their odors blended happily with the other decorations of the brilliant-lighted house.

The bride wore a white satin dress with court train. The neck was cut square and filled with lace, the trimmings were of rare and costly lace. The only jewel worn was a diamond pin. The bride carried in her left hand a large beautiful boquet{sp} of tea roses, presented by Misses Weare and Walker.

She very sensibly wore no vail, and was so richly and yet so simply attired that her beauty wa{sic} heightened and not obscurred{sp}, as is so often the case by the bride’s dress, and those who saw her at the altar will remember her as a dignified, womanly, beautiful bride.

The tables in the parlor were loaded with rare and costly presents, and yet it was essentially a home wedding, with no attempt at display or ostentation.


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