Marriages
The following were taken from the Hickman Courier weekly newspaper of Fulton County, Kentucky from the year 1900. Obtained from microfilm at the McCracken County Public Library in Kentucky. Abstrated by Andrew Stahr April 25, 2005

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Hickman Courier January 5, 1900
   Ed Thompson and Miss Beulah Fields married near Fulton, Wednesday of last week.

   Oscar Marshall, of Obion county, Tenn., and Mrs. E. T. Taylor, of Hickman county, were married last week.

 HOLIDAY MARRIAGES:
   Mr. Cue Threlkeld and Miss Mollie Baltzer, were married, Tuesday Dec. 26, by Rev. J. H. Evans the young couple left immediately for a bridal trip to visit relatives in Mississippi. Mr. Threlkeld is one of our most worthy, reliable and popular young business men, and the bride, a daughter of the late C. H. Baltzer, one of the purest minded and accomplished young ladies of the community. Every element seems to combine to promise a life of happiness and prosperity. So may it be.

   In Hickman, at the residence of Mrs. C. T. Muse, Sunday night, 31st inst., Mr. Fayette Kerr, of Murphysboro, Ill., to Miss Lizzie Gardner, of Hickman, the Rev. Archer Boogher, performing the ceremony. Mr. Kerr was formerly in business in Hickman and is well known here. Miss Lizzie Gardner was a great favorite with Hickman people and was for several years a saleslady in the house of H. Buchanan. She is a most excellent and worthy young woman, and showers of blessings are wished for her by hosts of friends. Their future home will be in Murphysboro. [ A Long List of “Presents” follows this article ]

   Dec. 23, 1899—W. S. Seat to Miss Sammie Elliott; G. W. Puckett to Miss Henrietta Mooneyham.
   Dec. 25, 1899—Ed C. Clark to Miss Ella Ballew; Chas. Huddleston to Miss Stella Millner
   Dec. 26, 1899—Ed A. Thompson to Miss Beula Fields
   Jan. 2, 1900—Chas P. Isbell to Miss Lizzie Wilson
   Jan. 3, 1900—Lafayette Robertson to Miss L. E. Madden

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Hickman Courier January 12, 1900
            In this city, on the 10th inst., at the residence of Mr. C. C. Smith, by Rev. J. H. Evans, Mr. Chas. L. Overby, of Woodland Mills, Tenn., to Miss Daisy Dickinson, only daughter of Esq. D. W. Dickinson, of this county.
The happy young couple left on the 9:30 train for Fulton, their future home. Mr. Overby is a well-known contractor, and very successful in his line of business, and is regarded as an exceptional worthy and honorable young man, and the bride is the accomplished daughter and only child of Esq. D. W. Dickinson. She is a young woman of rare beauty and most excellent characteristics of head and heart. The marriage was a surprise to all except a few intimate friends, but was with the approval of relatives and all, and the heartiest congratulations goes to them for a life of happiness and prosperity.

            Married on the 2nd inst., by Judge Kearby, Chas. Isbell to Miss Lizzie Wison, eldest daughter of B. F. Wilson, of this county. A reception was given at the home of Mrs. M. T. Wison and an elegant repast was enjoyed by a number of young people. The young couple were recipients of a number of presents, as follows: [Large number of peoples names and gifts given by them to the couple follows article]

   Mr. Ed Wright and Miss Ollie Oliver, both of Hickman, were married at Troy, Tenn., during the holidays. Esq. J. B. Brewer performing the ceremony.

   Mrs. Belle Dickey, (nee Miss Belle Faris), of Newbern, Tenn., was married on Dec. 26th, to Mr. Edward E. Williams, of that city. The bride is well known to many of our citizens, having many relatives and friends in this city.

   Union City Commercial Courier: Mr. P. Hepner and Miss Florence Sutherland were united in holy wedlock last Wednesday at 8 o'clock, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Annie Sutherland, Rev. W. H. Bruton performing the ceremony.

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Hickman Courier January 19, 1900
   Marriage license were issued on Jan. 12 to James R. Hutchens and Miss Mary Inez Talley.

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Hickman Courier January 26, 1900
   Married, at the residence of Mrs. Dr. H. H. Wilson, this county, Wednesday evening, the 24th inst., Mr. Sidney Hamby, son of the late Wilson Hamby, and Miss Linda Pilant, daughter of Mrs. Bettie Wilson. The young bride is a very bright, popular and well educated young lady, and we understand that the young groom is honorable and upright and well worthy the noble partner he has won for life’s voyage. Every manner of blessing and happiness is wished for them.

   The marriage of Mr. Ernest Bennett and Mrs. Hattie Whayne Coburn, (daughter of Dr. A. B. Whayne), is announced to occur Tuesday next, in the Fulton Leader.

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Hickman Courier February 2, 1900
   As formerly announced, the marriage of Mr. Jeff D. Lassiter to Mrs. Birdie Elliot occurred last night at 7 o'clock at the home of the bride. Rev. J. M. Hughes performed the solemn ceremony. Quite a number of their immediate relatives and friends of this bride and groom were present.
Immediately after the marriage the couple attended services at the Baptist church. The newly married couple are busily engaged in furnishing their house near the ice factory, where they will reside.

   Miss Mary Balton and Mr. Arthur Gray, of State Line, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Sunday, by Squire Huff.—Union City Courier.

   Mr. R. O. Polsgrove and Miss Lula Graham were united in matrimony at the Cayce Circuit parsonage. Wednesday of last week, Rev. C. A. Moore officiating. Congratulation, and a long, happy and prosperous married life.

   At 2:15 this afternoon at the court house, Esq H. S. Sacra united in marriage Mr. Tom Dick and Miss Blanche Parks, A. A. Dick and Miss Maude Higgins. The contracting parties were from Missouri coming here from Hickman by private conveyance.—U.C. Commercial Courier.

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Hickman Courier February 9, 1900
    Married, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, on Wednesday evening, the 7th, at 8 p.m., by Rev. Archer Boogher, Mr. Will A. Dodds and Miss Fannie Clay. Attendants—Mr. A. W. Lindsay and Miss Allie Dodds. [Details about the wedding on p. 1]

   On Thursday night, Jan. 25th, at 7 p.m. at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. N. J. Mayes, Mr. Richard Keiser and Miss ? Bell Mayes were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Rev. Holt officiating. The groom is one of Kentucky’s most worthy and popular young men and enjoys the honor of his profession as an able and successful physician. The bride is one of society’s favorites and a most lovable young lady.

   Mr. J. L. Mosier and Miss Lillie Hill were married Wednesday at the Methodist parsonage, by Rev. J. H. Roberts, after prayer meeting. They were very successful in making the wedding a quiet one, as they intended, and surprised their many friends. Mr. Mosier is a successful young lawyer well known in Obion and Lake counties, and southern Missouri, where he has done a great deal of practice and made many warm friends. Miss Hill is a young woman who has a score of devoted friends in this city, a lovable, womanly character, and is a devoted Christian worker in the Methodist church.

   A quiet home wedding occurred at the residence of Dr. A. B. Whayne, on Norman street, Tuesday evening at 7:35 the contracting parties being Dr. Ernest Bennett and Mrs. Battie Whayne Cobourn, Rev. E. M. Waits officiating. The wedding was no surprise to Fulton people, as the event was announced in last Sunday’s issue of the Guard. The home was tastefully decorated and the few present, consisting only of the immediate family, pronounced the marriage vows as witnessed by them a picture of infinite beauty.—Fulton Guard.

   Mr. Will Cox and Miss Pearl Somers, a popular young couple, of Bardwell, eloped to Fulton Sunday night, and were quietly married at the residence of Esq. Roberts, in South Fulton.

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Hickman Courier February 16, 1900
  Miss Carrie Lee Garrett, of Woodville, a daughter of the late Thomas L. Garrett, was married to Mr. Lud Kindred, of Murray, on Jan. 29th.

   The many friends of Dr. Hugh Ed Prather, who is attending Medical School in Louisville, were surprised to hear of his marriage. He was married on the 7th inst, in Jeffersonville, Ind., to Miss Sue Murphy also of this county. The groom is a most promising young man, and the bride, one of most accomplished and prettiest young ladies of this section, and together they enjoy the best wished of all.

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Hickman Courier February 23, 1900
   This afternoon at 1 o'clock, a double wedding was solemnized in the parlors of the Palace Hotel, between Mr. L. H. Bacon and Miss Annie Jones, and Harry W. Saunders and Miss Rosie Ballow, Rev. J. R. Williams, of Hornbeak, officiating in his usually happy and impressive manner.
The contracting parties are some of the best people of near State Line, Ky., and have a host of friends in that vicinity who will join us in congratulations and best wishes for a very happy married life. [Another paragraph of people accompanying them to Union City follows]

   Mr. W. M. Bragg and Miss Nora Morris, of Oakton, Ky., were united in the holy bonds of wedlock at noon yesterday, at the residence of Dr. F. M. Trevathan, Esq. R. Polk officiating.
The young couple are popular young Kentuckians and have many friends who congratulated them upon their return home -- Union City Com.-Courier.

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Hickman Courier March 16, 1900
   In the Courier of Feb. 19, appeared the report of the marriage of Mr. Richard Keiser and Miss Laura Bell Mayes. Rev. Holt officiating & c. The report was received from a correspondent who had previously furnished items for the Courier was well written, used names well, known as old family residents, and the Courier suspected nothing as to its genuineness. So far is very well, but we are now informed that there was no bride, no groom, no preacher, no attendants, and no donors for the many wedding presents represented in the list of gifts at that alleged happy marriage. We hope the correspondent can make some explanation of the publication and that the matter will be cleared up.

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Hickman Courier March 23, 1900
   The marriage of Miss C. Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of Mrs. J. A. Wilson, of Hickman, to Dr. Wm. J. Loler, of St. Louis is announced, the happy event to occur in St. Louis in April. The Courier is advance extends congratulations to the bright and accomplished young bride, and to wish for her continuous showers of blessings.

   The Ellison Millinery store was the scene of an unexpected but happy event, Thursday morning, it being the marriage of Mr. James Smith and Miss Mattie Chambers. Judge H. M. Kearby, performing the ceremony. The marriage was witnessed by the fashion and beauty of the town, and all hearts rejoiced in unison with the happiness of the couple and best wishes for them.

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Hickman Courier April 20, 1900
   The marriage of Mr. Lawrence Parks, of Fort Worth, to Miss Bertha Clark, of Dallas, Texas, is announced to occur in Dallas, on April 25. Mr. Parks, now one of the most highly esteemed and popular business men of Ft. Worth, has relatives in Hickman and is well known here and all join in best wishes for future happiness and prosperity.

   Cards have been issued announcing the marriage of Miss Kate Ligon, of Fulton, to Capt. John Bell, of Union City. The wedding will take place April 24th, at the home of the bride’s father, Mr. Charles Ligon, five miles south-west of Fulton. Both parties are quite popular; the groom was a first lieutenant of the late Fourth Tennessee volunteers.

   Mr. C. C. Jordan and Miss Minnie Council, of Obion county, were married in Union City, Sunday, after the ceremony was over the happy couple accompanied by a number of their friends, made a flying trip to this city, where they were royally entertained at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Buck, the bride being a cousin of the hostess. Refreshments were served, after which the happy party left hor home.

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Hickman Courier May 11, 1900
  A quiet wedding which took place at the Old Cathedral in St. Louis, on the 25th of April, was that of Miss Catherine Wilson. Of 2932 Locust street, and Dr. Wm. J. Loler. Only relatives were present at the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Father Taylor at 1:30 o'clock. The bride wore a stylish traveling suit of Havana brown broadcloth, with a hat to match. There were no attendants, and the young couple left at once for Colorado and other Western points. They will reside in St. Louis.

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Hickman Courier June 8, 1900
   Mr. Wayne Thomas and Miss Fannie Brann, two popular young people of Fulton, were married Wednesday.

   Rev. D. D. Shuck, of Jordan, this county, son of the late Marion Shuck, and Miss Effie Scott, of Whiteville, Tennessee, were married last week.

   Mr. Herbert Carr, of Fulton and Miss Myrtle Ivie Skeen, of Bellbuckle, Tenn., will be united in marriage at the home of the bride, Tuesday eve, June 12th.

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Hickman Courier June 15, 1900
   Mr. Will Lannom and Miss Eunie Pursley, of near Jordan, were married, Sunday, Rev. D. D. Shuck, performing the ceremony. Joe Chambers, Frank Chambers and wife, Joe Kerlin and Miss Mary Kennedy, Less DeMyer and Hoswell Graham, were in attendance. The bride is a grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bondurant.

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Hickman Courier June 29, 1900
   Mr. Harry S. Morton, a popular young salesman for she Cobble & Clagget Company was united in marriage one day last week to Miss Haryette Vaughn, of Clinton, Ky. The groom is the son of Dr. J. H. Morton, of Jordan. Joy and prosperity to the young couple.

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Hickman Courier July 13, 1900
   Miss Effie Lock and James Vinson, of this county, accompanied by Miss Myrtle Robinson and Taylor Greer, hied themselves off to Union City, Wednesday and were married at the Palace Hotel. It was an elopement, the bride being a minor. Joy be with them.

   The marriage of Miss Mattie B. Helm and Mr. J. Clint Ellison will take place at the Baptist Church on Wednesday evening, July 18th, at 8:30. Elder L. W. Russell officiating. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Ellison will leave for their home in Los Vegas, New Mexico. No cards have been issued to the wedding.

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Hickman Courier July 20, 1900
   Mr. Robt. E. Thomas and Miss Lydia Carver, both of this county, were united in the hold bonds of matrimony, Sunday. The groom is a son of Mr. Dave Thomas and the bride a daughter of Mr. John Carver.

   Married in Hickman, on Wednesday evening the 18th inst., in the Baptist church, Elder L. W. Russell officiating. Mr. J. Clint Ellsion and Miss Mattie Helm. Attendants – Mr. Henry Helm and Miss Nannie Rogers, Mr. Willie Helm and Miss Mary Helm. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Helm, educated and accomplished, blessed with the rarest adornment of mind and person, and as she hath always been a most dutiful and affectionate daughter, the highest encomium is that she will prove a most dutiful and affectionate wife. The groom is a gentleman by inheritance, born and bred and educated to true manliness. For some years he has been located in Los Vegas, New Mexico. There he is now engaged in business, and where the young couple will make their future home. They have known and loved each other from childhood, and the same love and confidence will brighten and cheer their efforts in their distant home.
[Several Paragraphs about the wedding are in article].

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Hickman Courier August 24, 1900
   Adolphus Jones and Lena Brown, Thos. N. Hudson and May Brown, all of Moscow, Ky., were married at Union City, Sunday.

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Hickman Courier August 31, 1900
   Union City, Aug. 26. – Some months ago, Miss Elsie Chester, of Rives, while on her way to Springfield, Mo., to attend school, met on the train a good looking young man of pleasing address, who gave the name of Harry Dillon, who afterwards visited her at Springfield. After she returned from school Dillon followed her to Rives, and obtained employment as bookkeeper in the spoke factory of E. B. Chester, Miss Elsie’s father, and secured board with the family. The young people’s love increased for each other, Dillon proposed, and was accepted, the marriage to take place in September, with Mr. Chester’s consent,. Dillon appearing to be a perfect gentleman and worthy of his daughter. He thought it better, though to investigate Dillon’s character, and did so, learning to his surprise that he had a wife and four children living in Kansas City, Mo. Then he discharged the bookkeeper and ordered him from his house. That was some two or three weeks ago. Dillon left the towns, and Wednesday he came to Union City and registered at the Palace Hotel as “H. Dilton, Omaha.” Yesterday Miss Elsie drove up here to see him, returning home last evening. This morning she had her truck carried to the depot at Rives and billed C.O.D. to Cairo, Ill., after which she had the livery man to drive her to Union City, where she met Dillon. Mr. Chester learned of the proceedings and hurried to Union City, where he found his daughter and Dillon visiting one of the former’s acquaintances. Marshal Adams arrested the gay Lothario, and as one of the lawyers interested in the case was compelled to leave, the sheriff, in default of $1,000 bond, placed Dillon in jail to await the examining trial Wednesday morning before Squire R. Polk. Dillon admits that he has a wife and four children, but claims that is was his intention to secure a divorce. The prisoner is a man of good appearance, about 30 years of age, while his intended victim is 19, pretty and well educated, her father being able to give her every advantage.

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Hickman Courier September 14, 1900
   Miss Ethel hay, daughter of Mrs. L. J. Hay and Mr. Ed Norton, a telegraph operator of Memphis, were married at Fulton, Friday night. They met at Fulton Friday evening. The bride is sixteen years old. The couple will make Memphis their future home.
Mayfield Mirror.

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Hickman Courier September 28, 1900
   Obion Democrat, 21st inst: At the residence of the bride’s grandmother, Mrs. Wm. Alexander, Mr. Guy M. McConnell and Miss Myra Clark were united in marriage Wednesday evening about 6:30 o'clock in the presence of a few friends by Rev. W. D. Jenkins, after which they went to the home of the groom’s father, Mr. R. Y. McConnell, at Jordan, where an excellent supper was served. Mr. McConnell is an intelligent energetic and sober young man. Miss Clark is a Christian young woman of womanly character. They are both of prominent and well loved families, are well adapted to each other and will be a happy couple. Mr. McConnell has rented the old Alexander Farm near Jordan, where they will make their future home.

   Invitations are out for the marriage of Mr. W. S. Ellison to Miss Mary Atwood, at the Episcopal Church, Wednesday, Oct. 3rd. Rev. Arches Boogher is to perform the ceremony.

   Mayfield Messenger: Ben Hughes and Miss Verna Walker, of Fulton, eloped and married yesterday, and drove through to Mayfield, and are the guests of officer Finis Webb. The groom is a brother of Mrs. Webb, and the bride is the daughter of officer Jesse Walker, at Fulton, and is 17 years old.

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Hickman Courier October 5, 1900
   Two Hickman county couples were married in Fulton last Tuesday night. They were Mr. Otha Lancaster and Miss Carrie Gravat, and Mr. Clavin Allen and Miss Ruth McWhirter, the latter were runaways. Both were comparatively young, the first couple being nineteen and sixteen respectively, and the latter twenty and sixteen years. They hailed from Baltimore.

   The marriage of Miss Alice F. Cowgill to Mr. Henry C. Helm, will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wednesday evening, Oct. 10th, at half past seven o'clock, Rev. Archer Boogher officiating.

   Miss Mary Whayne Murphey who went to school here, and is greatly admired among the young people, eloped from Fulton yesterday with Stewart McClay, an I. C. civil engineer to Union City, Tenn., and were married.

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Hickman Courier October 12, 1900
   Married on Wednesday evening, the 10th inst, in the Episcopal church, Rev. Archer Boogher officiating. Mr. Henry C. Helm and Miss Alice F. Cowgill. [A long write up is on page 1].

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Hickman Courier October 19, 1900
   The marriage of Mr. William Eli Bynum, of Fulton and Miss Janie Lillian Sebastian, of Martin, on the 17th, is announced.

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Hickman Courier October 26, 1900
   Mr. Sylvester C. Hagan, formerly of this city, but now of Arlington, Ky., was married at Fulton, Sunday, to Miss Lizzie Hartsock, of Cairo. The Courier extends best wishes to the happy couple.

   Miss Bettie McDade and Paul Chandler were married at the home of the bride’s father, Mace McDade, in Fulton, Monday night. The bride is very pretty and attractive young lady, and the groom is a locomotive engineer on the Illinois Central Railroad.

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Hickman Courier November 9, 1900
   On Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 1900, at 2 o'clock, p.m. Miss Lula Atteberry and Mr. Dave Robertson were married at the home of Mrs. Lou Bynum, near Cayce, Ky. The beautifully worded ceremony was performed by Rev. E. H. Stuart, pastor of the Cayce Methodist Church. The wedding party formed on the upper floor and came down the stairs keeping step with the strains of the wedding march, played my Mrs. Alice Menees.
Mr. ad Mrs. Robertson, have many friends in this vicinity, as well as at Malder, Mo., where the bride resided a year previous to her marriage; who wish them happiness and prosperity throughout their wedded life. A Friend.

   Elmo W. Reeves, of Hickman, and Miss Alma Freeman, of this city, were married by Rev. J. H. Roberts at Union City, Sunday afternoon.
The marriage was quite a surprise to their many friends here and has a tinge of romance where cupid wins by electricity.
Miss Freeman left Saturday with her friends on a party expedition. Yesterday, (Sunday) she met her lover, Mr. Reeves, and they planned for the wedding which took place at Union City. Mr. Reeves is a popular young man of Hickman, being connected with the telephone company at that place in the capacity of manager. Miss Freeman is one of Fulton’s most beautiful young ladies, talented, highly cultivated and is very popular. She is a daughter of Mrs. Mollie Freeman. She has been employed at the West Kentucky Telephone Company’s exchange at this place, where she met her husband, and love sprang up between them as they lingered long, telling their words of love by the aid of electricity. Mr. and Mrs. Reeves will reside at Hickman. – Fulton Leader.

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Hickman Courier November 23, 1900
   Robert Madole and Miss Alice M. Solomon, of Wickliffe, and Edward Mills and Miss Mary Bolds, of Fancy Farm, Graves county, were married in Cairo this week.

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Hickman Courier December 7, 1900
   On Thursday, the 29th ult., in Clinton, Ky., by Rev. Mr. Moore, Mr. Henry Clay to Miss Jessie Weatherly. Both the bride and groom are residents of Hickman, and enjoy the good will and best wishes of hosts and friends. They returned to Hickman on Sunday, and an elegant supper was served at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Weatherly, and a number of invited guests were present. Th young happy couple were the recipients of a number of beautiful presents.

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Hickman Courier December 21, 1900
   There was a double wedding in the Palace Hotel at Union City, Sunday of last week, the contracting parties being J. B. Dupoyster and Miss Annie Jennings, C. W. White and Miss Amanda Powell, off of Wickliffe, Ky. The ceremony was performed by Eld. T. A. Reynolds. Miss Powell is quite well known in Hickman, having been here on a visit only a few weeks ago. She is a daughter of Mr. G. W. Powell, who formerly lived in Hickman.

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