Lee County Weddings

Max Van Lewen Swarthout to Myrtle L. Edwards

At the home of the bride's parents, on New Year's Day, occurred the marriage of Miss Myrtle L. Edwards to Mr. Max van Lewen Swarthout, in the presence of the immediate families of the bride and groom.

Promptly at high noon, to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, played by Miss Orla Stetler, the couple marched to a place in the parlor under a canopy of roses, which had been arranged by the chums of the bride's girlhood days.

Then followed the beautiful ring ceremony performed by Rev. J. N. Dingle, which made them man and wife. After congratulations, the guests were invited to the dining room where a wedding breakfast was served. The bride was beautiful in a gown of white silk, with trimmings of point lace, and carried an immense bouquet of bridal roses. The groom was attired in the conventional black.

The presents were numerous, consisting of money, beautiful silverware, china, and cut glass.

The bride is the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Edwards. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Teal Swarthout, and is a musician of high repute, having recently graduated in music at Leipsic, Germany, and at present is the instructor in music at the college in Oxford, Ohio. Both have lived in Paw Paw all their lives, and count their friends by the score, who join with the TIMES in wishing Max and Myrtle many prosperous years of happy wedded life.

Mr. and Mrs. Swarthout departed for Dixon on the evening train, amid a shower of rice, old shoes and white streamers. On Wednesday they left for Oxford, Ohio, their future home.

Contributed by Marilyn Widler from the Lee County Times

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