Marriage Was a Surprise

by Laurel | July 2nd, 2009

July 2, 1907
Samuel Hunt and Miss Viola Thompson Wedded Last Week

Samuel Hunt, cashier for the Adams express company, and Miss Viola Thompson, the 19-years-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Thompson of 44 Suffolk street, were married last week, the parents being notified of the fact by telephone yesterday afternoon. Mr. Hunt asked for his vacation last week and departed ostensibly to visit his folks in New Bedford, and Miss Thompson started for a visit to her relatives in Brooklyn, N. Y. Nothing was heard from either one of the couple for a day or two, after which Mr. Thompson began receiving pictorial post cards from his daughter mailed from Savin Rock in New Haven. This caused suspicions that the daughter had been sidetracked from the Brooklyn trip. Nothing was heard from the couple, however, until yesterday afternoon, when Mr. Hunt telephoned Mr. Thompson and asked for an extension of one day to his vacation which was granted, and the couple will return home to-morrow. Mr. Hunt was formerly employed by the American express company and later by the Adams company, of which his father-in-law is the local agent. The young man is popular in the city and of good habits, the only objection to the match made by the parents being that the daughter was too young. The couple will be received with open arms on their return.

Excerpted from the Springfield Republican.

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