Watson (W.D.) Kennedy married Ida J. Alderson...22 Jul 1903, Seney, Iowa
Contributed by their great grandaugther, Linda
At the home of J. Alderson, one of Seney's successful business men, on July
22, 1903, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Ida J. to W. D. Kennedy. At
two p.m. to the strains of the Wedding March played by Miss Bessie Kennedy,
the bride preceded by Miss Laura Foulds, the ring bearer, and accompanied by
the bridesmaid Miss Bertha Becker, of Sioux City, entered the beautifully
decorated parlor, where the groom accompanied by the best man, the brother
of the bride, joined them.
Rev. J. D. Skaggs, pastor of the M. E. Church in Seney, performed the
beautiful ring ceremony of the Episcopal church.
The bride was attired in a beautiful creation of white silk mull and carried
white roses. The bridesmaid was also in white and carried flowers of the
The groom wore the conventional black. After the ceremony the guests to the
number of about sixty congratulated the happy couple and then sat down to an
elegant wedding dinner.
The bride is one of Plymouth county's fairest daughters, having nearly all
her life lived in Seney and for a number of years has been a very successful
school teacher, where by her sunny life lovable characteristics and genial
dispositions, she is able to count her friends by the number of her
acquaintances and the groom can well congratulate himself on the prize he
The groom is a young man of splendid ideals and sterling worth and is well
and favorably known by a large circle of friends. For two years he has been
the successful manager of Edwards & Bradford Lumber company, and is now in
the employ of M. A. Moore & Co., at Seney, where his friends predict for him
a successful future.
The guests which included those from Nebraska and South Dakota and other
points after viewing the large number of costly presents followed the happy
couple to the five o'clock train and showered them with rice, old shoes,
etc. They left for St. Paul, Minneapolis and northern points and will be at
home to their friends after August 15. All unite in wishing them a long and