BioM: Elzora Maude (Marriage - 1902)



----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER 01/31/1902


The home of Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Pierce, at Pioneer Farm southeast of town (Greenwood, Clark County), was a scene of harmony and festivity Thanksgiving evening, when their daughter Elzora Maude was united in holy wedlock to Samuel L. DeMouth of Christie, Rev. W. E. Kloster pronouncing the marriage vows in the presence of 125 people.

At eight o'clock the bridal party formed at the head of the stairs and to the sound of appropriate strains from the organ below proceeded downstairs, led by the minister, to the parlor where the party took their position under a floral bell, which was connected with al parts of the room by festoons arranged in tasty order. Here the bride was given away by the father, on whose arm she had been supported. Attending her were the Misses Alma Austin and Lottie DeMouth, as bridesmaids. The groom was attended by Messrs. Clarence Edmonds and Clifford Nutting.

After the marriage vows had been solemnized Mr. and Mrs. DeMouth received congratulations until supper was announced, the first table serving the bridal party and their nearest relatives and a few others. To say that it was a bounteous repast would put it in mild terms, for there was everything tempting in the way of viands, that would make even a Thanksgiving turkey envious.

The bride was the recipient of a valuable assortment of wedding presents sent by relatives and friends from Loyal, Neillsville, Christie and Greenwood.

Mrs. DeMouth was born on the farm on which she was married and has grown to womanhood here, though she has worked in Loyal, Greenwood and Neillsville for the past few years. Her acquaintance is large and all speak most highly of her as a lady and an accomplished housewife.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob DeMouth of Christie and now owns the farm on which he was born, where they have already set up housekeeping. For five years he served in the regular army, two years of the time being spent in the Philippines, from which he returned about two years ago, upon his discharge from service.

That long life and true happiness may attend these new voyagers on the matrimonial bark is the wish of their many friends, the Gleaner included.