Final Marriages for 1882

by Laurel | January 25th, 2007

[From the Holyoke Transcript, 29 December 1882.]

The Wedding Boom

The wedding of Mr. Frederick S. Morrison and Miss Lucy Higgenbottom took place Thursday afternoon, at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. E. G. Whiting. The hour of the ceremony was half past four. Only the family friends were present, but they were sufficient in numbers to make a considerable party. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Foote. The bride received many beautiful and appropriate gifts, from her friends at this city and at the West. The bridal costume was white trimmed with Spanish lace and the bride’s traveling suit was a pretty and tasteful combination of dark green and maroon. The wedded couple left the city on the evening train and will spent two or three days in New York before seeking their future home in Wallingford.

Mr. George E. Hamel and Miss Julia E. Fitzpatrick made each other a Christmas present for life. Mr. Hamel, formerly of this city, is now foreman of the finishing department at the Collins Depot paper mill, and the bride has been employed at Whiting’s paper mill. Collins Depot will be their home for the present.

Another of the holiday weddings was that of John J. Clifford of ward one and Miss Bridget Barrett. Their wedding day had been set last summer, but was deferred by the sudden death of Mrs. Clifford’s mother. They were married the day after Christmas.

The wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Grimes, which occurred at the bride’s home on Newton street Wednesday evening was a quiet one and the young couple are spending their honeymoon in New York. The bride was Miss Mary Wood, better known to her friends as Miss Mary Oliver, the latter surname being the name of her stepfather.

A correspondent writes that Carrie L. Lowell, formerly of Holyoke, was married at Auburn, Maine, to Clarence Chase.

The last marriage license issued was taken by a Cuban, the first one ever issued to one of that nationality in this city. He was born in Cuba of Spanish parentage, and his wife’s birth-place was Ireland.

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