Wedding Wednesday: The Livermore – Smith Wedding

by Laurel | March 20th, 2013

19 June 1902

The wedding of Arthur C. Livermore and Miss Bertha Augusta Smith of 209 Northampton Street took place last evening at the bride’s home at 7:30. The bridal pair stood under a handsome canopy of laurel and evergreen. and the floral decorations in the home were of evergreen and roses. The ceremony was performed by Rev. G. W. Winch of the First Congregational Church, in the presence of relatives and intimate friends only of the contracting parties. The best man was Raymond H. Smith, and the bridesmaid was Miss Mabel Jones. Two little girls Miss Hazel Gare and Miss Charlotte Clark, acted as ribbon girls, holding the ribbons and forming an aisle through which the bridal party marched from the stairs to the wedding canopy. The bridge wore white silk lansdowne, and carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley. The bridesmaid wore fawn-colored chiffon over green silk, and carried pink carnations. The ushers were Charles D. Livermore of Worcester and Howard Adams of North Adams. After a wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Livermore will live at 21 Fairfield Avenue. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Fay of Worcester and Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Livermore of Worcester, Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Adams of Florence, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Main, Miss Harriet Huxley of Florence, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wood of Chicopee, Mr. and Mrs. Marshal Gare, Mr. and Mrs. Albertus Harvey, Mrs. Eliza Reynolds of South Hadley Falls.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.


Suggested Holyoke Books

Mountain Park -- The Holyoke destination we all loved.

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College, Postcard History by Donna Albino. Many Holyoke women have attended Mount Holyoke. Author also maintains an amazing MHC website based upon her personal collection.

Holyoke - Chicopee, A Perspective

Holyoke-Chicopee: A Perspective, by Ella Merkel DiCarlo. DiCarlo, a former Transcript columnist offers a fascinating compilation of her essays. Published in 1982, this out-of-print book is worth looking for in the aftermarket.


Holyoke, by Craig Della Penna. The first Holyoke book in the Arcadia series, published in 1997.

Belle Skinner Collection

Belle Skinner Collection, by Ruth Isabel Skinner. Published in 1933, this book is long out of print but copies are still available in the aftermarket.

Mitch Epstein: Family Business

Mitch Epstein: Family Business Published in 2003, available in the aftermarket. Epstein's furniture.