Thoroughgood, Ada (Marriage - 27 FEB 1902)







----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 03/06/1902

Thoroughgood, Ada (Marriage - 27 FEB 1902)

Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the rectory of Trinity Church, Rev. J.A.M. Ritchie performed the marriage ceremony of Miss Ada Thoroughgood and Daniel H. Higgins. The young people were unattended and the ceremony was witnessed only by family of the contracting parties. While the ceremony was not witnessed by others than the family, it lacked none of the beauties that attend such affairs. The bride was handsomely gowned in a dress of organdie over white silk and wore bride's roses in her hair. She was never more entrancing as she stood at the altar making her solemn vows.

In the evening a reception and banquet was tendered the young people at the beautiful home of the parents of the bride, ex-Mayor and Mrs. John Thoroughgood, 52 Prospect Ave. The home was most beautifully decorated, the room on the first floor being filled with American Beauty and Meteor roses, and palms and ferns being place in different corners. In one of the parlors the Orpheus Mandolin orchestra was located, and all during the evening they discoursed the most charming of music. Leading down the stairs to the dining room the stair railing was entwined with pretty pink carnations peeping out of the green. The dining room was most beautiful, bride's roses, white carnations and hyacinths being everywhere visible, while at each plate a pink carnation was found, also a cluster of English violets for the guests. Cater Shurtleff had charge of the banquet which was in three courses and was a most elaborate one. The tables were waited on by two young lady friends of the bride, Leola Slocum and Lizzie Haskell, and to each the bride presented a favor of a handsome silver souvenir spoon with their initial monogrammed. During the banquet the orchestra also furnished music of a delightful nature.

At the table, Rev. Mr. Ritchie made some happy congratulatory remarks, which were responded to in a very pleasing manner by Mr. Thoroughgood on behalf of his daughter and her husband.

The bride was the recipient of some very handsome gifts in cut glass, silver and china, a diamond necklace and also three checks, two being for 1,000 and one for 50. The 1,000 checks were from the parents of both bride and groom. There were many gifts in the line of furniture and other beautiful and useful articles.

Numerous telegrams of congratulations were received by the young people from their friends outside the city.

Mr. and Mrs. Higgins will remain in Janesville a day or so, and will then go to Neillsville, which will be their future home, they make their residence in cozy rooms at the hotel in which the groom is interested, with his father.

Mr. John Paulus, mother of the groom, and Mrs. Ed Higgins, his sister-in-law, both of Neillsville were in the city to attend the ceremonies. (Janesville Recorder)



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