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Clandestinely, but, no Doubt, Happily Married
On Saturday evening quite a stir was occasioned in certain domestic circles, by the mysterious disappearance of Miss Mollie Howe, daughter of Mrs. Howe, residing on the corner of Sixth and Washington avenue.  Her continued absence finally turned surprise into alarm, and the services of friends, assisted by member of the police, were brought into requisition; but, at a late hour at night no tidings of the missing young lady could be obtained.  Yesterday morning, however, everything was made plain, if not satisfactory.  Miss Mollie, in opposition to the wishes of her mother, had determined upon matrimony, and in pursuance of that purpose had enlisted the kind offices of a neighbor.  At this neighbor’s she had remained all day, arranging for her marriage.  About eight o’clock at night a well-dressed gentleman, in the person of Mr. Clark, pilot of the steamer David White, knocked a the door of that neighbor’s residence, and was admitted.  A few hours afterwards he left, bearing Miss Mollie away as a bride.  This is the whole story.  Mr. Clark has one of the handsomest wives in the country, and, we are assured, Mrs. Clark has a provident and wide-awake husband.  --The Cairo Evening Bulletin, Apr 5, 1869; transcribed by DarrelDexter.


   Miss Patricia Childers of Tamms, Ill., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Childers, became the bride of John Cromwell, son of Rev. and Mrs. James Cromwell of Grand Chain, Ill., formerly of Action, Calif. Feb, 26 (1966) in the Assembly of God Church of Sandusky, Ill.
   Rev. James Cromwell, father of the groom, performed the double ring ceremony.
   Miss Sue Keppner presided at the organ.
   Miss Judy Cromwell, sister of the groom accompanied Mrs. Frances Lamb, as she sang, "Because."
   The bride was given in marriage by her father.
   The bride's gown was of white chantilly lace over bridal satin fashioned with a bodice having a scalloped neck line trimmed in crystal beads and full length sleeves narrowing to a point over the hands.  Her veil of  French illusion was secured by a crown of petals encrusted with tea drop pearls.  She carried a white Bible covered with white carnations and satin ribbon.
   The bride chose as her bridesmaid her cousin, Miss Peggy Webster.  She wore a street length dress of yellow chantilly lace over satin.  Her head piece was a yellow pill box with a nose veil.  Her flowers were white carnations.
   The groom chose as his best man, his brother, Dan Cromwell, and for his groomsman Robert Browning of Olive Branch.
   Immediately after the wedding Mr. and Mrs. Cromwell left on a wedding trip in the South.
   Mrs. Cromwell was a student at the Egyptian High School at Tamms.  Mr. Cromwell is a graudate of the Oak Cliff Christian High School Class of '63, Dallas, Texas.  He is now affiliated with the J. Cromwell Revival Inc.
   Mr. and Mrs. Cromwell for the present will make their home in Grand Chain.

Marriage of John C. Gholson and Mrs. Mary Frances Sarber
John C. Gholson and Mrs. Mary Frances Sarber were united in marriage at Mrs. Sarber's home, 2515 Park Avenue at 8:30 o'clock, Monday evening by Rev. G. P. Hoster.
The ceremony was only witnessed by a few relatives and close friends of the couple.  Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. Gholson left on the 8 o'clock ferry for Lovelaceville, KY to visit Mr. Gholson's relatives until Friday, when they will return and begin housekeeping at their Park Ave. residence.  --Cairo Evening Citizen, September 6, 1900; transcribed by Suzan Shepherd Stern 2012.

Tied For Life.
Wade HAMPTON, head bell boy at the St. Charles Hotel, and one of the most estimable young colored men of this city, and who, for some time past, has been thinking seriously of putting an end to living in single blessedness, finished his career as a lonely wanderer on Tuesday night, by taking until himself a wife.  Mrs. Mary SHORES, a daughter-in-law of the Rev. T. J. Shores, is his chosen bride.  A bountiful and elegant repast was furnished and the wedding party by Mr. Jewett Wilcox, proprietor of the St. Charles.  Judge Bird performed the ceremony.  
--Cairo Daily Bulletin, Friday, 13 Aug 1875; transcribed by Darrel Dexter.

Married in Illinois
Cairo, Ill. Dec 25--Two Kentucky couples came here to celebrate Christmas by being married.  The first couple was Alex. J. Turk and Miss Lelia D. Moore, both of Bardwell.  They were married at the Halliday Hotel by the Rev. W. Sanford Gee, of the Cairo Baptist Church.  A number of their friends accompanied them.  The other couple was John HAYDON, of Kirbyton, and Miss Bertha ROBERTSON, of Milburn.  --The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Dec. 26, 1901; transcribed by Angel.

John A. Foster, of Dog Tooth, came in yesterday, with a wagon, bringing a Mr. Hilliard, a young man about 25 years of age, and a woman, probably 55 years of age, with him. The party stopped at Metcalf’s family grocery. Young Hilliard visited the county clerk’s office, hunted up Squire Osborn, and returning with that dignitary to the grocery, he pronounced, “the thing all fixed.” The old lady stood up, the blushing youth took his place beside her, and in about two minutes the pair was made one. The bride is a grandmother, and probably married Hilliard that she might “train up a husband in the way he should go,” and thus get one to her own liking. At the suggestion of the rather impatient bridegroom that they should “get out of that,” the parties resumed their seats in the wagon and jolted out of town “as happy as happy could be,” under the circumstances.
--Cairo Daily Bulletin, May 9, 1879; transcribed by Darrel Dexter.

A marriage at Cairo.  Cairo, Ill., Dec 26---Joseph N. LOWLAND and Miss Mabel PEASE, both of Kirbyton, KY., came here to be married today.  The ceremony was performed at the Halliday House by the Rev. W. S. Gee.  --The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky, Dec. 27, 1901; transcribed by Angel.

Mr. James Muloin of Paducah in the County of McCracken and State of Kentucky of the age of 26 years and Miss Katie Kelley of Paducah in the County of McCracken and State of Kentucky of the age of 20 years, married by C. J. Eschmann, a Roman Catholic priest, in Cairo, Illinois on June 28, 1898.  Parents of Mr. Muloin are James Muloin Sr. and Mary Donlevy.  Grooms first marriage.  Parents of the bride are Michael Kelley and Mary Irvin.  Bride's first marriage.
--Donated by Anna Shelton.

Miss Christiana Klein and Mr. William Oehler, Jr. were married this morning at 4:00 o'clock by Father Diepenbrock, of Carlisle, IL., at St. Joseph's Church in this city.  The groom is the son of William Oehler.  Miss Klein has made Cairo her home for a number of years, living at 500 Commercial Ave.  The best man was Alex Bleckmen, a cousin of the groom and Miss Margaret Klein, the bride's sister, was bridesmaid.  Thesxe and the members of the groom's family were the only guests present.  After the wedding, breakfast was had at the groom's residence and after 5:00 o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Oehler left for St. Louis, Loavenworth (?) Kan., and Denver, Colo. to be gone three weeks.  Their future home will be in Cairo.  --The Evening Citizen, June 14, 1910; transcribed by Suzan Shepherd Stern, Dec. 2012.

Married at Cairo
Cairo, Ill.--Nov. 13--Special Telegram--Mr. George E. O'HARA, president of the Cairo Board of Trade, and Miss Lizzie SHIELDS, daughter of Captain Thomas W. Shields, of the Anchor Line of steamers, were married tonight at the Church of the Redeemer.  This was the most brilliant and fashionable event of the season.  Among the guest from abroad were Alexander Lesueur, Secretary of State of Missouri, uncle of the bride and his family.  Mr. and Mrs. O'Hara go abroad at once and will spend the winter in France and Italy.
Source:  Inter Ocean paper, November 14, 1893, contributed by Lesley Riney.

Kentucky Couple
Was Married in Cairo, Illinois, Thursday--Richard S. PUCKETT of Kirbyton, Carlisle County, Ky., and Miss Sallie HINKLE, of Lowes, Graves County, Ky., were married at the Farmers' Hotel by Judge Steagala at Cairo, Ills., day before yesterday.  --The Paducah Sun-Democrat, Paducah, KY, Nov. 20, 1897, transcribed by Angel.

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.
--The Cairo Daily Bulletin, Tuesday, 14 Oct 1879; transcribed by Darrel Dexter.

Quietly Wedded
Miss Julia HALLIDAY becomes the bride of Otis W. SEVERNS of Centralia.
Miss Julia Halliday, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Halliday and Mr. Otis W. Severns of Centralia, IL were united in marriage last evening at 8 O'clock at the home of the brides parents, 2803 Elm Street. Rev. E. L. Roland, Rector of the Church of The Redeemer officiating. The wedding was attended by only a very few friends and was a surprise to the people generally, as the arrangements were very quietly made. The young couple left on the 9 O'clock train last night for Centralia, where Mr. Severns is engaged in the Mercantile business. The bride is one of the popular young ladies of the younger society of Cairo and will be greatly missed in her circle of aquaintances.  --Cairo Evening Citizen, Dec 16, 1903; transcribed by Suzan Stern.

Married in Illinois
Cairo, Ill. Dec. 25--Two Kentucky couples came here to celebrate Christmas by being married.  The first couple was Alex. J. TURK and Miss Lelia D. MOORE, both of Bardwell.  They were married at the Halliday Hotel by the Rev. W. Sanford Gee, of the Cairo Baptist church.  A number of their friends accompanied them.  The other couple was John Haydon of Kirbyton and Miss Bertha Robertson of Milburn.  --The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Dec. 26, 1901; transcribed by Angel.

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