BioM: Cornelius, Lydia #2 (1914)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Cornelius, Clemens, Marsh, Sindell, Neff, Zimmerman, Neverman, Brameld, Smith, Crocker, Crosby, Phillips, Dangers

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/22/1914

Cornelius, Lydia (14 OCT 1914)

One of the prettiest weddings of the season was solemnized in the pleasant Cornelius home last Wednesday evening, at 8 o’clock, the bride, Miss Lydia, being the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cornelius. The groom, Raymond A. Clemens, is also an only child, being the son of Mrs. Emma S. Clemens, who has made Neillsville her home for about a year.

The reception hall, drawing room, living and dining rooms were beautifully decorated for the occasion, there being a lavish display of pink and white roses, carnations and chrysanthemums. An artistically designed bower of smilax graced one corner of the drawing room, a cluster of white wedding bells swinging from the graceful arch, which gave the bower its pleasing lines.

The bride was attired in a gown of exquisite lace over satin, with long train, and trimmed with pearls. Together with other jewels, she wore a crescent of diamonds and diamond earscrews, a gift from her father, who is President of the First National Bank, Neillsville, and of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, Greenwood. The bride carried a shower bouquet of white Kilarneys. She was attended by Miss Martina Marsh of Marshfield as maid of honor, who wore a most becoming gown of crepe de chene. She carried a bouquet of light Kilarneys.

The bride was given away by her father.

Preliminary to the wedding ceremony, which was read by the Rev. Martin Sindell of Eau Claire, Miss Faye Marsh sang “The Perfect Day.” Miss Gladys Neff presided at the piano, playing Mendelsohn’s Wedding March, and while the service was being read, “O Thou Sublime Sweet Evening Star,” from Wagner’s Opera, Tannhauser.

An elaborate wedding supper was served, which was made more enjoyable by numerous selections by the Neillsville band, the members of which had gathered quietly outside scon after the guests were seated about the tables.

In the upper hall there was a display of beautiful presents received by the happy couple, who, amid the shower of rice and good wishes, left at 11:55 for an extended honeymoon trip, among the contemplated visiting points being the cities of Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Chicago, Washington, New York, Boston, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Detroit and Des Moines.

The bride is one of Neillsville’s most charming young women, and is highly esteemed by her large circle of friends. She is refined and well-educated, especially in music, having spent nearly a year in Boston, where she completed her musical education at the New England Conservatory.

The following lines express the sincere wish of not only those who were fortunate enough to be at her wedding, but of all her friends:
Sweet blushing bride,
May these roses bear
My wishes for happiness untold.
May the years be sweet as roses fair,
And each day like a flower unfold
With a blessing both rich and rare
Hidden away in its heart of gold.

The groom has been a resident of Neillsville for more than a year, and has proved himself a young man of sterling qualities, being a valuable adjunct to the First National Bank, of which he is Cashier. He has been his mother’s companion and “right hand man” for many years, having the distinction of always being “good to her.” A man who treats his mother right cannot fall short in that respect as regards his wife.

The following guests were present: J.A. Zimmerman and Miss Martina Marsh, Miss Alice E. Neverman, Theodore and Mrs. Brameld, Mrs. Emma S. Clemens, W.L. and Mrs. Smith, Miss Helen Crocker, E.W. and Mrs. Crosby, Miss L.M. Phillips, A.B. and Mrs. Marsh, L.G. and Mrs. Cornelius of Sheboygan, Rev. and Mrs. Martin Sindell of Eau Claire.

The invited guests not able to be present were B. and Mrs. Dangers of Neillsville; J.C. and Mrs. Marsh of Marshfield.






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