Saturday, April 2, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Isaac Palmer - Etta Jordan Wedding (1898)

An item found in the Jamestown Press (Jamestown, Indiana) – issue of Friday, April 1, 1898 – page 8, column 3:

Happily Wedded

Isaac H. Palmer, who went from here to Pittsboro some eight or nine months ago and started a bank there in partnership with J.C. Smith, had been living in single blessedness for quite a while, but after going to Pittsboro he there met the ideal of his heart, in the charming daughter of John A. Jordan, Miss Etta. Miss Etta was employed in the bank as bookkeeper, and it was during this close association that love ripened to its fullness.

So finally a day was set and Wednesday afternoon the happy union was solemnized at the home of the bride’s parents, in the presence of a number of invited guests, Elder Brewer tying the nuptual [sic] knot. In the evening the happy couple took the train for Indianapolis, destined for a wedding tour to Chattanooga, Tenn.

Mr. Palmer is a native of this community, where he stands high in the estimation of all who know him. Mrs. Palmer is among the best and highest respected ladies of Pittsboro, her father being one of the old timers in the merchantile [sic] business there.

Quite a number from here had invitations to the wedding, among those who attended were C.D. Orear, W.H. Orear and wife, T.B. Williamson and wife, Miss Mabel Allen, J.L. Winter and wife, I.N. McCormack and wife, J.C. Smith and wife and J.F. Hall and wife.

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