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Miss Ollie GORDON was married Monday, to Thurlo BROWN. This gives Mr GORDON a new son-in-law and a new daughter-in-law in one week. We wish the contracting parties a life of much happiness. (See GORDON-ADAMS wedding below)  --Morrilton Democrat, Oct 25, 1929, pg 8; contributed by Sharon Smith

Miss Etta ADAMS, daughter of Mrs Dillie ADAMS, and Edgar GORDON, son of Will GORDON, were married Saturday at the home of Rev R.L. DOUGLAS.   --Morrilton Democrat, Oct 25, 1929, pg 8; contributed by Sharon Smith

Center Ridge, Sept 26 - The marriage of Miss Lee RICHARDSON and Lindon LAY, on Sunday September 15, was announced this week, the young couple having kept their wedding a secret until now.
The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J.A. RICHARDSON of Center Ridge, is one of the most popular members of the younger set, and is quite talented in piano and voice. She has been the Center Ridge correspondent for the Morrilton Democrat for several months.
Mr Lay's home is in Oklahoma but he is well known here, having visited his aunt, Mrs. W.R. HOLLOWAY a number of times.
Mr and Mrs LAY plan to make their home here for the present continuing their work as students in the Center Ridge high school.   Source: Morrilton Democrat, Sept 26, 1929; contributed by Sharon Smith.

Marriage of Mr. Louis Rosenwater, of Morrelton, Ark., and Miss Sarah Black, of Cairo, Illinois—A Brilliant Occasion; Presents and Congratulations.
    The marriage of Mr. Louis Rosenwater and Miss Sarah Black has been celebrated, and is now a thing of pleasant memory.
    Not less than three hundred invited guests, many of them from abroad, assembled in Odd Fellows Hall, Sunday evening, and as early as 7 o’clock were in constant expectation of the entrance of the expectant bride and groom and attendants.  At  7:15 the party arrived:  Mr. Black, with his daughter, the bride; Mr. Louis Rosenwater, the bridegroom with Mrs. A. Black, Mrs. Harmon H. Black with Miss Hattie Seigalman, and Mr. and Mrs. David Black, supports, constituted the bridal party.
    The bride wore the regulation veil and orange flowers.  The dress was an elegantly fitting and exceedingly handsome lilac gros-grained silk, tastefully trimmed with brocade silk.
    The party was at once assigned position, Mr. Charles W. Frank, meanwhile presiding at the organ.
    The marriage ceremony was then performed by the Rev. Mr. Tauberhouse, Rabbi, from Paducah, Ky., after the forms of the Jewish church.  The ceremonies were conducted in Hebrew, with explanations in English that gave everybody present a full understanding of their import.  It was alike impressive and beautiful.
    While appropriate music was discoursed, the newly married couple with their attendants now retired to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. Black, where, until 9 o’clock they received their friends.  The congratulations showered upon them were alike numerous and hearty.  During the evening the following congratulatory telegrams were received from friends abroad who were denied the privilege of attending in person:
    LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 12, 8 o’clock p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rosenwater:
May your future paths be as bright as on this eve of your union, and may you ever remains strangers to all sorrows.  May the blessings of health and prosperity ever attend you, and most of your troubles be “little ones.”  These are the sincere wishes of your friend, Herman Levy.
MORLEY, Mo., Oct. 12
Mr. L. Rosenwater:
Impossible for me to attend; but accept my hearty congratulations and good wishes.
Charles Harris
CLEVELAND, O., Oct. 12, 7:45 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Rosenwater:
    May your life be one of perpetual sunshine and your young hearts never know a moment’s sorrow, and if you have any troubles may they be “little ones.”
    Leo Pollock
    OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 12, 8 o’clock p.m.
L. and S. Rosenwater:
    I am happy to congratulate you.  May your union be a long and happy one.
    M. A. Daly
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 12
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rosenwater:
    Hearty congratulations.  May your future be one long dream of bliss and unalloyed happiness.
    Lew Frank
    As many as fifty or sixty specially invited friends attended the reception and partook of the elegant repast.  Four tables were spread, and from the center of each arose a magnificent pyramid of flowers that reached to the chandeliers, suspended above.  There was a wealth of luxuries, including tropical fruits, fine wines, etc., besides the more substantial, but scarcely less toothsome edibles of more northern production.  At half past 9, the guests were bidden to the feast, and the toasts and speeches that followed added not a little to zest and good feeling of the occasion.
    Among the other friends present from abroad were, Mrs. Joseph Blum, of Paducah; Mr. and Mrs. S. Bach, of Mound City; Oscar Be__ Jack, Benton, Ark.; A. W. Gross, Morrelton, Ark., and Bernard Harris, Little Rock.  Latter apologies and congratulations were received in great number.
    And something more substantial than congratulations were bestowed upon the happy pair, as the following list of bridal presents will sufficiently attest.  The presents of
1 Solid silver and gold soup ladle, in case, from Messr. Saller, Dewin & Co., Philadelphia.
1 Set solid silver napkin rings, in case, from Emanuel Loreman, New York.
1 Set solid silver saltcellars, in case, from Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Newman, Chattanooga, Tenn.
1 Set solid silver Dessert spoons, in case, from Messrs. Rothschild and Stine, New York.
1 Silver castor and toilet set, from A. W. Gross Morrelton, Ark.
1 Card receiver and cake basket, (Majellica ware) from Mr. and Mrs. E. Semons, Omaha,
1 Frying pan, from Miss Rosa Gladstone, Omaha, Neb.
1 Silver Card receiver from Misses Eva, Rosa and Addie Gladstone, Omaha, Neb.
1 Set silver napkin rings, from Max. and Victor Gladstone, Omaha, Neb.
1 Silver pickle castor, from B. Harris, Little Rock, Ark.
1 Set lace shams and bedspread, from Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Seigleman and family, Charleston,
1 Set silver napkin rings, from Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Rosenwater, Charleston.
1 Set silver pickle castor, from Mr. and Mrs. S. Back, Mound City
1 Dinner set, porcelain ware, from Mr. and Mrs. Sol. Rosenwater, Charleston
1 Silver cake stand, from Misses Rosa and Ada Rosenstein, Charleston
1 Bronze clock form Messrs. Taber Bros.
1 Set gold napkin rings, in case, from Ben J. Rosenwater and Seleg Mann
1 Silver butter knife, sugar spoon and pie fork, in case, from Mrs. and Miss Ray
1 Silver tureen, from Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Goldstine and family, Cairo
1 Silver cake stand, from Mr. and Mrs. J. Burger
1 Silver and gold card receiver from Mrs. F. Vincent and daughters
1 Silver and cut glass wine castor and toilet set, from Mr. and Mrs. H. Myers and Mrs. and
Mrs. A. Marx
1 Silver spoon holder, from Joseph Bernath
1 Silver butter dish from Miss Katie Beggs
1 Set porcelain vases, from Mr. and Mrs. Sam Myers
1 Silver waiter, from Eva Rosenwater
1 Silver spoon holder, from Charles W. Frank
1 Silver water pitcher, from Max Hyman and F. S. Haas
1 Pair silver napkin rings, from Louis Burger
1 Set bedroom furniture and carpet, from Mr. and Mrs. S. Rosenwater
1 Set lace curtains, from Mr. and Mrs. A. Black
1 Silver syrup pitcher with stand, from Louis Black
1 Set solid silver teaspoons, sugar spoon and butter knife, in case, and 1 set solid silver
knives and forks, in case, from Max and Willie Black
1 Set silverware—coffee, urn, water set, butter dish, cream pitcher, and sugar bowl, from
David and Harmon H. Black
To this large list may be added the many handsome and valuable presents receive from Arkansas friends, which being sent direct to the future home of the newly married, a descriptive list was not obtainable.
Today, Mr. and Mrs. Rosenwater will leave for their home in Morrelton, Arkansas.  To the hearty good wishes that follow them, and that may attend them in the hereafter, we desire now and here, to add the good wishes of The Bulletin.
--Cairo Daily Bulletin, (IL) Tuesday, 14 Oct 1879; transcribed by Darrel Dexter.

In Little Rock, Arkansas, on Wednesday, the 1st inst., by the Rev. Dr. Welch, Dr. W.A.C. Sayle, of Lewisburg, Arkansas and Mrs. Emma Murrey, late of Austin, Texas.  (Source:  The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia, Dec. 18, 1875, D. G. Brinton, M. D., Editor; transcribed by Linda Rodriguez)

Surprise Wedding Announced Saturday
A wedding that came as a surprise to all was performed Wednesday night of last week at the Methodist church at Perry, when Miss Vivian PERKINS became the bride of John VALENTINE. These young people had been making friends with Dan Cupid for only a few weeks and few friends suspected that it was a case of love at first sight, and when the wedding was announced it became the one absorbing topic of conversation.
Accompanied by Misses "Tige" MERRITT, Katherine BLAIR and Miss Josephine HARRIS, Miss PERKINS and Mr VALENTINE motored to Perry where the wedding ceremony was said by the Rev J.W. HARGER, pastor of the Methodist church of that city, returning here where the wedding was kept a secret until Saturday.
Mrs VALENTINE is the daughter of Mrs Maud GORDON-PERKINS and was born and reared in this city. She is the granddaughter of Mr and Mrs L. GORDON, 110 W. Church where with her mother have lived many years. She was a member of the 1931 graduating class, being elected by the class to represent the chamber of commerce from this city at the dedication of the Carpenter Dam in Hot Springs last fall.
Mr VALENTINE, a son of Mr and Mrs J.J. VALENTINE, N. West street, has been attending Harding college and at the close of school will be associated with his father, who is a contractor. Mr and Mrs VALENTINE at present are living at the home of the groom's parents, where they have the best wishes of friends for a happy married life.  
-- Morrilton Democrat newspaper, Jun 4, 1931, pg 3; contributed by Sharon Smith.

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