Byrnes – Healy Marriage 1904
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 10/20/2018 at 11:41:25
Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Oct. 21, 1904, FP, C7
Marriage of Miss Ella Mae Healy and C. E. Byrnes.
The church of the Immaculate Conception was the scene of a very pretty wedding Wednesday morning, Oct 10, at 8 o’clock. The bride and groom were Miss Ella Mae Healy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Healy, and Mr. Charles Emmen Byrnes. The church was decorated with palms. Mr. Ernest A. Leo presided at the organ and at the hour appointed for the ceremony the full choir sang the bridal chorus from Lohengrin. The bridal party was led by the ushers, Messrs. T. Boyle, John Hyland, George Kern and William Corbet. The four bridesmaids followed, in pairs, Misses Mamie O’Conner, Trope Singer, Florence Hyland and Grace Blakely. Next came the maid of honor, Miss Elizabeth Byrnes of Fort Dodge, sister of the groom. All of the maids wore white Swiss gowns, white picture hats, and carried pink roses. The handsome young bride was escorted by her father. She wore a gown of white silke crepe with garniture of point lace and pearls, and carried a shower bouquet of bride roses, asparagus ferns and swonsonia. A long tulle veil completed the costume. The groom, accompanied by his best man, Dr. Charles Isaacs of Chicago entered the church through the sanctuary and met the bridal party at the altar steps. The very Reverend Dean Gunn read the nuptial mass and for the recessional the choir sang the bridal chorus from Tannhauser. Archbishop Keane, of Dubuque, gave the couple his blessing the evening before the wedding.
One hundred and twenty-five guests were invited to the ceremony and fifty to the breakfast at 11 o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents, 1124 South Eighth street. The home was decorated with a profusion of flowers and greens and the favors were white carnations. The dining room was in green and white and the table decorations were smilax and white chrysanthemums. The wedding gifts were numerous and beautiful.
The bride and groom left Wednesday afternoon for Davenport, and will go to St. Louis by boat. They will afterwards visit Minneapolis and St. Paul and will be away three weeks. They will be at home to their friends after Dec. 1, at 1124 Eighth street. The bride is an admirable young woman who was born and reared in this city. She was graduated from St. Joseph’s academy with the class of 1900. Mr. Brynes was rate clerk for the B., C. R. & N. for five years and when the road changed hands was transferred to Chicago. He returned to Cedar Rapids five months ago and is now chief clerk for John T. Farmer, district passenger agent for the Rock Island.
Among the out of town guests were: The groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Byrnes, of Cresco, Iowa, the groom’s sister, Miss Elizabeth Byrnes of Fort Dodge; the groom’s brothers-in-law and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Woods and Mr. and Mrs. W. Milz of Cresco; Mrs. J. C. Conway and daughter, Luretta, of Elma Iowa.—Cedar Rapids Republican.
The PLAIN DEALER joins with the groom’s many friends in Cresco in hearty congratulations and well wishes.
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